James McLennan Woodhead

December 1917–21 March 1964 (Age 46)
Bury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of James McLennan

When James McLennan Woodhead was born in December 1917, in Bury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Dennis Woodhead, was 29 and his mother, Jessie McLennan, was 28. He married Jean DAWES in September 1940, in Bury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. He died on 21 March 1964, in his hometown, at the age of 46.

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James McLennan Woodhead
Marriage: September 1940

Spouse and Children

September 1940
Bury, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

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    Jessie McLennan




World Events (6)


Age 1

WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.
1921 · British Unemployment Reaches Post-War High

Age 4

British unemployment reached a post-war high in July 1921 of 2.5 million people.
1939 · Britain Enters World War II

Age 22

Britain entered the Second World War as war was declared on Germany on September 3, 1939. World War II came to an end after the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, which killed 140,000 people. Less than a week later, the Japanese surrendered and the war officially ended on August 15, 1945.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of various minor places named Woodhead, for example in West Yorkshire and Strathmore, from Old English wudu ‘wood’ + hēafod ‘head(land)’, ‘top’, ‘extremity’.

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

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