William Whitehead

23 November 1839–2 April 1881 (Age 41)
Delph, Yorkshire, England

The Life Summary of William

When William Whitehead was born on 23 November 1839, in Delph, Yorkshire, England, his father, Robert Wright, was 25 and his mother, Martha Whitehead, was 22. He married Margaret Green on 28 March 1862, in Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Franklin, Oneida, Idaho, United States in 1880 and Layton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1881. He died on 2 April 1881, in Franklin, Franklin, Idaho, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, Franklin, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Whitehead
Margaret Green
Marriage: 28 March 1862
William James Whitehead
John Charles Whitehead
Hannah Jane Whitehead
Willard Richard Whitehead
Abram Lorenzo Whitehead
Margaret Elizabeth Whitehead
Mary Green Whitehead
Peter Green Whitehead
Martha Whitehead
Alice Ethel Whitehead
Jeannette Whitehead

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 March 1862Farmington, Davis, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1842 · Mines and Collieries Act of 1842
    Age 3
    The Parliment of the United Kingdom passed the Mines and Collieries Act of 1842, mostly commonly known as the Mines Act of 1842. This act made it so that nobody under the age of ten could work in the mines and also females in general could not be employed.
    Age 4
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1854 · St. George's Hall
    Age 15
    In 1854, St. George's Hall was completed. The site that it sits on is were the Liverpool Infirmary was previously located. The hall was built for entertainment.

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname from Middle English whit ‘white’ + hed ‘head’ (Old English hwīt + hēafod), denoting a person with white or fair hair. Occasionally perhaps from Middle English whīt ‘white’ + hod ‘hood’ (Old English hwīt + hōd).Irish: adopted by erroneous translation of Ó Ceanndubháin ‘descendant of the little black-headed one’ (see Canavan ), as if from Gaelic ceann ‘head’ + bán ‘white’.Americanized form (translation into English) of German Weisshaupt (see Weishaupt ) or Weisskopf (see Weiskopf ).

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

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    William Whitehead

    William Whitehead was born on the 23rd of November, 1839 at Calfhey, Friar Mere, Saddleworth, Yorkshire, England. He was the son of Martha Whitehead and Robert Wright, who was a machine printer at the …

    Sources (63)

    • Wm Whitehead, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Wm Whitehead in entry for William L Porter and Alice L Colt, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1939"
    • William Whitehead in entry for Jeanette W. Binnington, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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