William John Grimstead

13 October 1885–14 November 1950 (Age 65)
Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of William John

When William John Grimstead was born on 13 October 1885, in Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, William Grimstead, was 27 and his mother, Margaret Williams, was 23. He married Alma Janet Elias from April 1913 to June 1913, in Neath, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Glyncorrwg, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom for about 38 years. He died on 14 November 1950, in Neath, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, at the age of 65.

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William John Grimstead
Alma Janet Elias
Marriage: from April 1913 to June 1913
Margaret Jane Grimstead
Lorriane Grimstead
Islwyn Grimstead
Gwynneth Grimstead
Mary E. Grimstead

Spouse and Children

from April 1913 to June 1913
Neath, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom


    Margaret Jane Grimstead


    Lorriane Grimstead


    Islwyn Grimstead


    Gwynneth Grimstead


    Mary E. Grimstead


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1890 · Welsh Industry Affected by U.S Tariff 

Age 5

In 1890, President McKinley and Congress passed the McKinley Tariff, which have had direct effect on Southern Wales. All foreign exports were taxed, including tinplates from the iron and copper mines in Wales.
1900 · Strike at Penrhyn Slate Quarry

Age 15

The strike at Penrhyn Slate Quarry was the longest in Wales history, lasting from November 22, 1900 to 1903. When workers in the quarry were informed that union dues were no longer being collected, they started protesting.

Age 23

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from Grimstead in Wiltshire, probably so named from Old English grēne ‘green’ + hām-stede ‘homestead’. 2. variant of Grinstead .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William J Grimstead in household of William Grimstead, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • William J G Grimstead in household of William Grimstead, "England and Wales Census, 1901"
  • William Grimstead in household of William Grimstead, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

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