George Porter Wann

Male29 October 1875–1946

Brief Life History of George Porter

When George Porter Wann was born on 29 October 1875, in Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Wann, was 27 and his mother, Ann Mary Smalley, was 26. He married Sarah Corbet Cleland Corbet Cleland Linning on 20 April 1896, in Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Stirling, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1891 and Brockley, London, England, United Kingdom in 1911. In 1911, at the age of 36, his occupation is listed as commercial traveller (drapery). He died in 1946, at the age of 71.

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George Porter Wann
Sarah Corbet Cleland Corbet Cleland Linning
Marriage: 20 April 1896
Sara Sadie Corbet Cleland Wann

Sources (6)

  • George Wann in household of Tom Wann, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • George P Wann, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"
  • ark:/61903/1:1:6VRS-7RDB

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  • Marriage
    20 April 1896Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1877 · Trial of Detectives

    Age 2

    The Trial of Detective, also known as the Turf Fraud Scandal, was a scandal involving 3 senior Scotland Yard detectives. It was a scam involving bets made on horse races. 


    Age 9

    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

    1894 · Tower Bridge Completed

    Age 19

    Tower Bridge was completed in 1894. It is built across the Thames and is a suspension bridge. It has gothic towers on either side of it and is sometimes confused with the London Bridge. It is also the oldest bridge in London.

    Name Meaning

    English (northern; Durham) and Scottish (Fife): from Older Scots and Middle English wan ‘wan, pale’.

    German: from the ancient Germanic personal name Wano, a short form of Wambald (see Wambold ).

    German: topographic name denoting a basket-shaped valley or on a basket-shaped knoll, Middle High German wann(e) ‘basket’ (see Wanner and Wannemacher ).

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

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