Fred Craven

Brief Life History of Fred

When Fred Craven was born in 1894, in Clayton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Kershaw Craven, was 30 and his mother, Annie Maria Hamilton, was 30. He married Dorothy Skee Nicholson on 7 April 1919, in Clayton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. He lived in Horton All Saints, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1911 and Bradford St James, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1939.

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Fred Craven
Dorothy Skee Nicholson
Marriage: 7 April 1919

Sources (7)

  • Fred Craven in household of Annie Craven, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Fred Craven, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Craven, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

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London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

1915 · Zeppelin Raid

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.


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

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Crabháin (County Galway) or Mac Crabháin (Louth, County Monaghan) ‘descendant (or ‘son’) of Crabhán’.

English (northern): habitational name from the district of Craven in Yorkshire, which is probably ‘garlic place’, from a British word, the ancestor of Welsh craf ‘garlic’.

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

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