Elsie Irene Needham

Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elsie Irene

When Elsie Irene Needham was born in 1904, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Henry Needham, was 26 and her mother, Amy Isabel Swift, was 19.

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Mr Halvin Morris Powell
Elsie Irene Needham

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Henry Needham





    Elsie Irene Needham


    Henry Cyril Needham


    Oswald Ronald Needham


World Events (8)


Age 4

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1915 · Zeppelin Raid

Age 11

During WWI Zeppelin raids took place all over England. The first of the raids happened from June 6-7, 1915, in Hull, East Yorkshire, England. During the attack 24 people were killed 40 injured, and 40 houses destroyed.

Age 36

Winston Churchill becomes prime minister. British fighter pilots repel German air attacks in the Battle of Britain. London and other cities badly damaged in German bombing raids.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from places in Derbyshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk, so named from Old English nēd ‘need’, ‘hardship’ + hām ‘homestead’, i.e. a place that provided a poor living.2 Irish (County Mayo): English surname adopted as an equivalent of Irish Ó Niadh ( see Nee ).

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

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Sources (1)

  • Elsie Needham in household of John Henry Needham, "England and Wales Census, 1911"

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