David Wight

7 October 1882–
Radcliffe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of David

When David Wight was born on 7 October 1882, in Radcliffe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, David Henderson Wight, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Ann Roberts, was 28.

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David Henderson Wight
Sarah Ann Roberts
Sarah Jane Wight
Thomas Henderson Wight
Sarah Ellen Wight
David Wight
Lucy Wight
Annie Wight
Elizabeth Wight
Mary Wight
Emily Wight

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

Age 19

The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.

Age 32

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: nickname from Middle English wiht, wight ‘nimble’, ‘strong’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • D Wight in household of D H Wight, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • David Wight, "England, Manchester, Parish Registers, 1603-1910"
  • David Wight in household of David H Wight, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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