Edwin John Ackland

1878–1954 (Age 76)
Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of Edwin John

When Edwin John Ackland was born in 1878, in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Ackland, was 30 and his mother, Eliza Almrott, was 31. He married Elizabeth Pontifex in 1903, in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Roath, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1881. He died in 1954, at the age of 76.

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Edwin John Ackland
Elizabeth Pontifex
Marriage: 1903
Phyllis Ackland
Edwin Russell Ackland

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth Pontifex


Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Ackland


    Eliza Almrott




    Charlotte Annie G Ackland


    William Henry Ackland



    Edith Mary Ackland


    James S.


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 6

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1890 · Welsh Industry Affected by U.S Tariff 

Age 12

In 1890, President McKinley and Congress passed the McKinley Tariff, which have had direct effect on Southern Wales. All foreign exports were taxed, including tinplates from the iron and copper mines in Wales.
1900 · Strike at Penrhyn Slate Quarry

Age 22

The strike at Penrhyn Slate Quarry was the longest in Wales history, lasting from November 22, 1900 to 1903. When workers in the quarry were informed that union dues were no longer being collected, they started protesting.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from Acland Barton in Landkey, Devon, named with the Old English personal name Acca + Old English lanu ‘lane’. 2. habitational name from a minor place named from Old English āc ‘oak’ + land ‘land’. One such was in Oxfordshire.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Edwin J Ackland in household of Thomas Ackland, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Edwin Ackland - Government record: Birth record or certificate: birth: 7 January 1878; Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

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