William Whitby

28 May 1905–17 January 1984 (Age 78)
Barnsley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

William Whitby was born on 28 May 1905, in Barnsley, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. He married Mary Moore in 1931. He died on 17 January 1984, in his hometown, at the age of 78.

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William Whitby
Mary Moore
Marriage: 1931

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1931Wortley, Yorkshire, England
  • World Events (8)

    Age 3
    London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
    1915 · Zeppelin Raid
    Age 10
    During WWI Zeppelin raids took place all over England. The first of the raids happened from June 6-7, 1915, in Hull, East Yorkshire, England. During the attack 24 people were killed 40 injured, and 40 houses destroyed.
    Age 35
    Winston Churchill becomes prime minister. British fighter pilots repel German air attacks in the Battle of Britain. London and other cities badly damaged in German bombing raids.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from the port in North Yorkshire named Whitby, from Old Norse hvítr ‘white’ or the personal name Hvíti + býr ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’, or from a place of the same name in Cheshire, originally named with Old English hwīt ‘white’ (i.e. stone-built) + burh ‘manor house’, ‘fortified place’.

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

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