Norman John Wragg

Male18 May 1890–18 July 1916

Brief Life History of Norman John

When Norman John Wragg was born on 18 May 1890, in Swadlincote, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Downing Wragg, was 43 and his mother, Maria Ronlisley, was 42. He lived in Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and Burton upon Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1911. He died on 18 July 1916, in Rouen, Seine-Inférieure, France, at the age of 26, and was buried in Rouen, Seine-Maritime, Normandy, France.

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John Downing Wragg
Maria Ronlisley
Martha Eleanor Wragg
Horace Wragg
Emily Wragg
Mary Elizabeth Wragg
Jemima Wragg
Herbert Wragg
Frederick William Wragg
Norman John Wragg
Winifred Margaret Wragg

Sources (10)

  • Norman John Wragg in household of Maria Wragg, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Norman John Wragg, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Norman John Wragg, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (7)

1894 · The Affair - Dreyfus is Accused of Treason

Age 4

The Dreyfus affair was a huge scandal in the late 19th century and early 20th century French. Alfred Dreyfus was born on October 9, 1859 in Mulhouse, France  and died on July 12, 1935 in Paris France. He was convicted of treason. He was accused of being a spy in the German embassy in France.


Age 10

Paris, France hosts Summer Olympic Games.

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 14

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.

Name Meaning

English (West Yorkshire and Derbyshire):

from the Old Norse (Old Danish) personal name Wraghi, of uncertain origin and meaning.

variant of Ragge, from Middle English ragge ‘scrap of cloth, flap (of a garment), rag’, perhaps for someone who wore tattered clothing or clothes ornamented with strips of fabric. Alternatively, ragge might have been a shortened form of Middle English ragged ‘tattered, shaggy’. Perhaps occasionally a habitational name from Rag Field in Wonersh (Surrey). The placename probably derives from Middle English ragge ‘moss, lichen’ (Old English ragge, a side-form of ragu).

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

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