William David Bacon

Brief Life History of William David

When William David Bacon was born on 29 December 1834, in St Mary with All Souls, Kilburn, London, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Bacon, was 27 and his mother, Mary Ann Offen Clark, was 27. He married Mary Jane Wallbank on 3 February 1859. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Gorleston-on-Sea, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom in 1871 and Green Creek, Sandusky, Ohio, United States in 1920. He died in June 1915, in Yarmouth, Norfolk, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

William David Bacon
1834–1915
Mary Jane Wallbank
1836–
Marriage: 3 February 1859
Mary Jane Bacon
1859–
Sarah Elizabeth Bacon
1859–
Richard Thomas Bacon
about 1864–
Florence Mary Bacon
1871–
Mary Ann Bacon
about 1876–
Henry David Bacon
about 1877–
Charles William Bacon
about 1880–
William Richard Bacon
1861–
Arthur James Bacon
1868–1943
Edward Benjamin Bacon
1878–1940
Alfred Robert Bacon
1882–1953

Sources (20)

  • William Bacon in household of Ella Alexander, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William David Bacon, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William David Bacon, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

1852 · First Public Lavatory Erected 

George Jenning was the person that invented and gave us the public lavatory. It cost people a penny to use. 

1859 · Big Ben

Big Ben is the name of the bell that is inside the clock tower. It is one of the most famous landmarks in London. The famous ringing from Big Ben is the result of it cracking four months after opening.

Name Meaning

English (of Norman origin) and French: from the Norman French personal name Bacun, derived from the ancient Germanic name Bac(c)o, Bahho, based on the element bag ‘(to) fight, (to) dispute’. The name was relatively common among the Normans in the form Bacus, of which the oblique case was Bacon.

English and French: from Middle English, Old French bacun, bacon ‘bacon’ (a word of ancient Germanic origin, akin to Back 3), probably a metonymic occupational name for a preparer and seller of cured pork.

History: Gilles Bacon from Normandy, France, is documented in Quebec City, QC, in 1647. — Michael Bacon from England arrived in Dedham, MA, in 1640. Nathanial Bacon, from Stratton, Cornwall, arrived in Barnstaple, MA, in 1639. Another Nathaniel Bacon (1647–76), from Friston Hall, Suffolk, emigrated to VA and settled at Curl's Neck on the James river.

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

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