William Henry Salisbury

1889–6 October 1918 (Age 29)
Everleigh, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Salisbury was born in 1889, in Everleigh, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William George Salisbury, was 31 and his mother, Ann Gilbert, was 28. He lived in Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom in 1911. He died on 6 October 1918, in French Flanders, France, at the age of 29.

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William George Salisbury
Ann Gilbert
Florence Isabell Salisbury
Elizabeth Jane Salisbury
Sarah Ann Salisbury
William Henry Salisbury
Rose Emily Salisbury
Frederick George Salisbury
Walter Salisbury
Mary Eleanor Salisbury
Silas Herbert Thomas Salisbury

Parents and Siblings

    William George Salisbury





    Florence Isabell Salisbury


    Elizabeth Jane Salisbury


    Sarah Ann Salisbury



    Rose Emily Salisbury


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World Events (7)

1889 · World Expo at Paris With the Eiffel Tower

Age 0

The Eiffel Tower was built the year before the World Expo. During the World Expo in Paris the Eiffel Tower was revealed to the world. It was also during the expo that the Tower was lit up for the first time.
1894 · The Affair - Dreyfus is Accused of Treason

Age 5

The Dreyfus affair was a huge scandal in the late 19th century and early 20th century French. Alfred Dreyfus was born on October 9, 1859 in Mulhouse, France  and died on July 12, 1935 in Paris France. He was convicted of treason. He was accused of being a spy in the German embassy in France.

Age 11

Paris, France hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from the city in Wiltshire, the Roman name of which was Sorviodunum (of British origin). In the Old English period the second element (from Celtic dūn ‘fortress’) was dropped and Sorvio- (of unexplained meaning) became Searo- in Old English as the result of folk etymological association with Old English searu ‘armor’; to this an explanatory burh ‘fortress’, ‘manor’, ‘town’ was added. The city is recorded in Domesday Book as Sarisberie; the change of -r- to -l- is the result of later dissimilation. 2. habitational name from Salesbury in Lancashire, so named from Old English salh ‘willow’ + burh ‘fortress’, ‘manor’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • William H Salisbury in household of Sarah A Salisbury, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • William Henry Salisbury, "United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920"
  • William Henry Salisbury, "United Kingdom, World War I Service Records, 1914-1920"

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