Eliza Wrigley

4 December 1844–4 February 1922 (Age 77)
Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Eliza

When Eliza Wrigley was born on 4 December 1844, in Sheffield, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, George Wrigley, was 25 and her mother, Mary Ann Rodgers, was 18. She married Robert Alexander Pearson on 29 April 1886, in Windsor, New South Wales, Australia. She lived in Saddleworth, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. She died on 4 February 1922, in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 77.

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Robert Alexander Pearson
Eliza Wrigley
Marriage: 29 April 1886

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29 April 1886
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

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World Events (8)

1850 · Industrial Revolution in Lancashire

Age 6

When the Industrial Revolution hit Lancashire, cotton mills started spring up everywhere. This helped the cotton industry to start booming even moreso in Lancashire.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 10

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1878 · Bacup Natural History Society

Age 34

The Bacup Natural History Society was established in 1878 in Lancashire. It holds a collection of over 4,000 photos, slides, and documents. It holds many different artifacts from military to fossils.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from Wrigley Head near Salford, the second element of which is presumably Old English lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’; the first may be a personal name or topographical term from Old English wrigian ‘to strive’, ‘to bend or turn’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Eliza Wrigley in household of George Wrigley, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Elizabeth A Wrigley in household of George Wrigley, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Elizabeth A Wrigley in household of George Wrigley, "England and Wales Census, 1871"

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