Harris Thistlethwaite

1850–1935 (Age 85)
Manningham, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Harris

When Harris Thistlethwaite was born on 1 April 1850, his father, John Thistlethwaite, was 58 and his mother, Esther Eliza Dickinson, was 42. He married Helen Ann Robinson on 25 April 1877. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Bowling St Bartholomew, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 11 July 1935, in Grantham, Queensland, Australia, at the age of 85, and was buried in Gatton, Queensland, Australia.

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Family Time Line

Harris Thistlethwaite
Helen Ann Robinson
Marriage: 25 April 1877
Mabel Thistlethwaite
Kenneth Thistlethwaite
Edgar Thistlethwaite
Ruth Thistlethwaite
Garnet Thistlethwaite
Gordon Thistlethwaite
Hilda Thistlethwaite
Wallace Thistlethwaite
Dorothy Thistlethwaite

Spouse & Children

25 April 1877


+4 More Children

Parents & Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 4

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1863 · Lendal Bridge Opened

Age 13

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.

Age 27

Australia and England play the first-ever cricket Test match in Melbourne.

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)

  • Harris Thistlethwaite in household of John Thistlethwaite, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Harris Thistlewaite in household of John Thistlewaite, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
  • Harris Thistlewaite, "Australia, Queensland Cemetery Records, 1802-1990"

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