Edith Mary Willard

19 February 1892–1943 (Age 50)
Bodiam, Sussex, England

The Life of Edith Mary

When Edith Mary Willard was born on 19 February 1892, in Bodiam, Sussex, England, her father, Charles Willard, was 31 and her mother, Caroline Gurr, was 29. She married Alfred William Burgess on 19 October 1918, in Sandhurst, Kent, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Salehurst, Sussex, England, United Kingdom in 1901. She died in 1943, in Maidstone, Kent, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 51.

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Family Time Line

Alfred William Burgess
Edith Mary Willard
Marriage: 19 October 1918
John Clarence Burgess
Frank William Burgess
Joyce Winifred Burgess

Spouse and Children

    Alfred William Burgess



19 October 1918
Sandhurst, Kent, England, United Kingdom


    John Clarence Burgess


    Frank William Burgess


    Joyce Winifred Burgess


Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (7)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 12

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Age 16

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1914 · Britain Enters the Great War

Age 22

After Germany declared war Russia, Britain entered The Great War and declared war on Germany on August 4, 1914. The war ended on November 11, 1918, as Germany signed an armistice that brought fighting to a halt.

Name Meaning

1 English: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements wil ‘will’, ‘desire’ + hard ‘hardy’, ‘brave’, ‘strong’.2 Probably an Americanized form of the German cognate Willhardt ( see Willert ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Edith Williard in household of Charles Williard, "England and Wales Census, 1901"
  • Edith M Burgess, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"
  • Willard in entry for Joyce W Burgess, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"

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