Robert Willard Woollacott Bywater

21 November 1853–9 July 1915 (Age 61)
Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Robert Willard Woollacott

When Robert Willard Woollacott Bywater was born on 21 November 1853, in Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Woollacott, was 27 and his mother, Martha Jones, was 26. He married Mary Jane Timpson on 23 October 1876, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He immigrated to New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States in 1854 and lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 9 July 1915, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Willard Woollacott Bywater
Mary Jane Timpson
Marriage: 23 October 1876
Martha Elizabeth Bywater
Willard George Bywater
Emmett Woollacott Bywater
Maud Mary Bywater
Alma Timpson Bywater
Ruth Bywater

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 October 1876Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 10
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1867 · Great Reform Act of 1867
    Age 14
    The Great Reform Act of 1867 gave males the right to vote. This also helped to form the Welsh Liberal Party. It was the second of three reforms that would take place.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 17
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for someone living by a lake or river, from Middle English by ‘by, beside’ + water ‘water’.Irish: pseudo-translation (due to confusion with sruth ‘stream’) of Gaelic Ó Srutháin ‘descendant of Sruithán’, a personal name from a diminutive of sruith ‘sage, elder’. Bywater is found as the English form of this Gaelic name in County Cork, while in Mayo the usual Anglicization is Ryan .

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

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    Sources (38)

    • Wilocot Bywater in entry for Alma Timson Bywater, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Willard W Bywater, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Willard W in entry for Roy Kenneth Dixon and Ruth Bywater Dixon, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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