David Handel Westwood

August 1841–15 May 1909 (Age 67)
Kingswinford, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of David Handel

When David Handel Westwood was born in August 1841, in Kingswinford, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Joseph Westwood, was 24 and his mother, Elizabeth Tilley, was 27. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1852 and lived in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States in 1850. He died on 15 May 1909, in East Wellington, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 67.

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William Joseph Westwood
Elizabeth Tilley
Leah Westwood
David Handel Westwood
Emily Augusta Westwood
Anna Jane Westwood
Emma Rachel Westwood

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World Events (8)

Age 2
Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War
Age 13
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.
Age 19
In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name habitational name for someone who lived ‘by the west wood’ (Middle English west + wode), or who came from any of numerous places called Westwood (from Old English west ‘west’ + wudu ‘wood’), such as those in Kent, Wiltshire, Warwickshire, or Worcestershire.History: William Westwood was one of the founders of Hartford, CT, in 1635 (coming from Cambridge, MA with Thomas Hooker).

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

Sources (5)

  • David Westwood in household of Joseph Westwood, "United States Census, 1850"
  • David Handel Westwood, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • David Handel Westwood, "British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993"

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