William Thistlethwaite

1862–1945 (Age 83)
Wakefield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Thistlethwaite was born on 21 January 1862, in Wakefield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Thistlewaite, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Turner, was 26. He had at least 1 son with Lucy Adelaide Whiteley. He lived in Winscombe, Somerset, England, United Kingdom in 1891 and All Saints, Wakefield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901. He died on 7 August 1945, in Knaresborough, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 83, and was buried in York St Martin Coney Street, York, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.

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William Thistlethwaite
Lucy Adelaide Whiteley
William Pearson Thistlethwaite

Spouse & Children



Parents & Siblings

  • Richard Thistlewaite


  • Elizabeth Turner




  • John Altham Thistlethwaite


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  • Charles Thistlethwaite


  • Elizabeth Thistlethwaite


  • Annie Thistlethwaite


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World Events (8)

1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

Age 1

The Lendal Bridge was opened in 1863, after a previous failed attempt at building it Thomas Page was brought in to design it. It is an iron bridge styled with the gothic style popular in England. When it was first opened, it was a toll bridge but in 1894, it accepted it’s last toll.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 18

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 22

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a minor place in the parish of Lancaster called Thistlethwaite, from Middle English thistle + thwaite ‘meadow’ ( see Thwaites ), i.e. a meadow overgrown with thistles.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • William Thistlethwaite, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • William Thistlethwaite, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Wm Thistlewaite in household of Richd Thistlewaite, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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