Theophilus William Couch

6 July 1856–
St Austell, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Theophilus William

When Theophilus William Couch was born on 6 July 1856, in St Austell, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, his father, Theophilus Phillips Couch, was 26 and his mother, Hannah Maria Sarah, was 32. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Mrs Loemma A Couch.

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Theophilus William Couch
Mrs Loemma A Couch
Charles Philip Couch
Hannah M Couch

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    Theophilus Phillips Couch


    Hannah Maria Sarah




    Charles Phillips Couch


    Humphery C. Couch



World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 24

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

Age 28

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 48

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

1 Cornish and Welsh: nickname for a red-haired man, from cough, coch ‘red(-haired)’. Compare Gough .2 English: metonymic occupational name for a maker of beds or bedding, or perhaps a nickname for a lazy man, from Middle English, Old French couche ‘bed’, a derivative of Old French coucher ‘to lay down’, Latin collocare ‘to place’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Theophilus W Couch, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Theophilus W Couch in household of Hannah M Couch, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Theophilus W Couch, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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