May Fordham

1886–
Eltisley, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of May

When May Fordham was born in 1886, in Eltisley, Cambridgeshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, George Robert Fordham, was 27 and her mother, Mary Ashcroft, was 34.

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Family Time Line

George Robert Fordham
1859–
Mary Ashcroft
1852–1911
Annie E Fordham
1879–
Ethel M Fordham
1880–
Benjamin J Fordham
1881–
Mabel Fordham
1881–
Elanor Fordham
1884–
May Fordham
1886–
Edward Fordham
1887–

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World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 18

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.
1908

Age 22

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1918

Age 32

WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the places in Cambridgeshire, Essex, and Norfolk named Fordham, from Old English ford ‘ford’ + hām ‘homestead’ or hamm ‘enclosure hemmed in by water’.

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

Sources (1)

  • May Fordham in household of George Fordham, "England and Wales Census, 1891"

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