Martha Whittaker

about 1847–1876 (Age 29)
Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Martha

When Martha Whittaker was born about 1847, in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Whittaker, was 27 and her mother, Mary Grimshaw, was 27. She lived in Over Darwen, Lancashire, England in 1851 and Over Darwen St James, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She died in 1876, in Burnley, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 29.

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John Whittaker
Mary Grimshaw
Margaret Whittaker
Mary Ann Whittaker
Martha Whittaker
George Whittaker
Esther Alice Whittaker

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World Events (3)

1850 · Industrial Revolution in Lancashire

Age 3

When the Industrial Revolution hit Lancashire, cotton mills started spring up everywhere. This helped the cotton industry to start booming even moreso in Lancashire.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 7

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.
1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers

Age 12

The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Whitaker .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Martha Whittiker in household of William Sanderson, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Matha Whittaker in household of William Sanderson, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Martha Whittaker in household of John Whittaker, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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