Sir Edward William Elgar

2 June 1857–23 February 1934 (Age 76)
Broadheath by Worcester, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Edward William

When Sir Edward William Elgar was born on 2 June 1857, in Broadheath by Worcester, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Henry Elger, was 35 and his mother, Ann Greening, was 35. He married Lady Caroline Alice Roberts on 8 May 1889, in Knightsbridge, London, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Fulham, London, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and Malvern Wells, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1901. He died on 23 February 1934, in Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 76, and was buried in Little Malvern, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Sir Edward William Elgar
Lady Caroline Alice Roberts
Marriage: 8 May 1889
Carice Irene Elgar

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 May 1889Knightsbridge, London, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Big Ben
    Age 2
    Big Ben is the name of the bell that is inside the clock tower. It is one of the most famous landmarks in London. The famous ringing from Big Ben is the result of it cracking four months after opening.
    1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868
    Age 11
    The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.
    1878 · Collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank.
    Age 21
    Because of a discovery of a £7,000 deficit, City of Glasgow Bank halted operations from November to December 1877. After 10 months after reopening, the bank’s directors announced the bank, itself, had filed bankruptcy. The closure showed a net liability of over £6 million. The bank was so successful with telling people that it wasn’t in error, that the Bank's shares were selling for more than double of what they were actually worth. The bank’s directors were arrested and tried at the High Court. All were found guilty and sentenced to terms of imprisonment. Many Glasgow businesses failed as a result of the bankruptcy and shareholders were called to replenish the bank's losses. One shareholder argued that he had become a shareholder unknowing the fraudulent actions of the bank. Wide effects of the collapse have been seen in limited growth in liability and extensive problems with temporary banking liquidity.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Algar .

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

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    Sources (17)

    • Edward Elgar in household of Susanna Elgar, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Edward Wm Elgar in household of William Hy Elgar, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
    • Edward William Elgar, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"

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