Helen Thistlethwaite

1890–1987 (Age 96)
Great Ayton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Helen

When Helen Thistlethwaite was born on 20 March 1890, in Great Ayton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Henry Thistlethwaite, was 26 and her mother, Alice Elizabeth Dixon, was 28. She lived in Great Ayton, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom for about 20 years. She died in 1987, in Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 97.

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Family Time Line

William Henry Thistlethwaite
Alice Elizabeth Dixon
Bernard Thistlethwaite
Helen Thistlethwaite

Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 18

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

Age 25

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 28

WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.

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)

  • Ellen Thistlethwaite in household of Wm H Thistlethwaite, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Helen Thistlethwaite in household of William Henry Thistlethwaite, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Helen Thistlethwaite, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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