George Arthur Openshaw

Bury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of George Arthur

When George Arthur Openshaw was born in 1886, in Bury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Openshaw, was 42 and his mother, Margaret Chadwick, was 35.

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Family Time Line

Robert Openshaw
Margaret Chadwick
Thomas Openshaw
William Ernest Openshaw
Margaret Openshaw
George Arthur Openshaw
Charles Cyril Openshaw
Jane Walker Openshaw

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Openshaw


    Margaret Chadwick




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World Events (8)

1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

Age 15

The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.

Age 22

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 32

WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a place in Greater Manchester called Openshaw, from Old English open ‘open’ (i.e. not surrounded by a hedge) + sceaga ‘copse’.

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

Sources (3)

  • George A Openshaw in household of Albert Openshaw, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • ARTHUR in household of Robert Openshaw, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • George A Openshaw in household of Robert Openshaw, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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