Joseph Challenger

Male1853–16 May 1875

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Challenger was born in 1853, his father, George Challenger, was 23 and his mother, Mary Ann Parfitt, was 28. He lived in Camerton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 16 May 1875, at the age of 22.

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George Challenger
Mary Ann Parfitt
Elizabeth Challenger
Mark Challenger
Samuel Challenger
Joseph Challenger
Eliza Challenger
William Challenger
Elizabeth Challenger
Eli Challenger
Sarah Ann Challenger
Martha Challenger
Edward Challenger
Job Challenger

Sources (4)

  • Joseph Challenger in household of George Challenger, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Joseph Challenger in household of George Challenger, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Joseph Challenger, "England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (12)

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World Events (1)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 1

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

Name Meaning

English: from Middle English chalenger, chalangeour, an agent derivative of Middle English chalangen ‘to challenge’ (Old French chalonger), possibly anecdotal in origin or applied as a nickname for a quarrelsome or litigious person.

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

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