Mary Helena Scholes

Female21 February 1887–14 October 1957

Brief Life History of Mary Helena

When Mary Helena Scholes was born on 21 February 1887, in Sandbach, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Harry Scholes, was 28 and her mother, Emma Wilkinson, was 25. She married William James McIlwain on 19 June 1917, in Christ Church, Southport, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Bradwall, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and Monks Coppenhall, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She died on 14 October 1957, in Penticton, Okanagan-Similkameen, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 70, and was buried in Penticton 1, Okanagan-Similkameen, British Columbia, Canada.

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William James McIlwain
Mary Helena Scholes
Marriage: 19 June 1917
William Harold McIlwain

Sources (11)

  • Mary H Scholes in household of Harry Scholes, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Scholes in entry for William H Mcilwain, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Mary H Scholes, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

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  • Marriage
    19 June 1917Christ Church, Southport, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (7)

    1904 · The Entente Cordiale

    Age 17

    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.


    Age 21

    London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    1914 · Britain Enters the Great War

    Age 27

    After Germany declared war Russia, Britain entered The Great War and declared war on Germany on August 4, 1914. The war ended on November 11, 1918, as Germany signed an armistice that brought fighting to a halt.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from one or other of the places called Scholes in Lancashire and Yorkshire, or from Scole in Norfolk, all named with Middle English scole or scoles ‘herdsman's hut(s)’ (Old Norse skáli). In northern England the name was sometimes interchangeable with Scales , a dialect variant of the same word.

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

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