William Woodhead

19 May 1805–10 December 1885 (Age 80)
Gowdall, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Woodhead was born on 19 May 1805, in Gowdall, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Woodhead Sr, was 32 and his mother, Grace Wheater, was 24. He married Charlotte Spencely on 17 September 1829, in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Yorkshire West Riding, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Cache, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 10 December 1885, in Paradise, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Paradise, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Woodhead
Charlotte Spencely
Marriage: 17 September 1829
Elizabeth Grace Woodhead
George Thomas Woodhead
Richard Woodhead
Sarah Ann Woodhead
Charlotte Elizabeth Woodhead
Richard Spencely Woodhead

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 September 1829Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 10
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    1821 · New Ouse Bridge Completed
    Age 16
    The original Ouse Bridge collapsed in 1154 under the weight of a crowd that was on it. In 1367, after the bridge had been replaced with stone and became the site of the first public toilets. In 1564-1565 the bridge was finally done being repaired. In 1810 and 1818 the bridge was dismantled to make way for a new Ouse Bridge design and completed in 1821.
    Age 25
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire): from Middle English wode ‘wood’ + hed, hedde ‘head’ (Old English wudu + hēafod). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived at or near the top or edge of a wood, or habitational, from one of the many places so named, such as Wood Head in Barkisland (Yorkshire), Woodhead in Tintwistle (Cheshire), or Woodhead in Great Casterton (Rutland).

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

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    William Woodhead

    William Woodhead 1860 Pioneer of Paradise, Utah: When a mere boy, William worked on a farm. The men and boys were served lunches in the field. One day he left his half pint of ale. The mistress as …

    Sources (40)

    • Wm Woodhead, "United States Census, 1860"
    • William Woodhead in 1921 entry for Sarah Ann Berrett, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • William Woodhead, "United States Census, 1870"

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