Charles William Silk

January 1866–10 February 1949 (Age 83)
Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Charles William

When Charles William Silk was born in January 1866, in Dover, Kent, England, his father, George Thomas Silk, was 26 and his mother, Mary Charlotte Fell, was 22. He married Martha Jane Gatehouse BURGESS in September 1894, in Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. In 1911, at the age of 45, his occupation is listed as jobbing gardener. He died on 10 February 1949, in Lewisham, London, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Charles William Silk
Martha Jane Gatehouse BURGESS
Marriage: September 1894
Edith Florence Silk
Eleanor Maud Silk
Frederick J Silk
Charles William George Silk
Dora Jessie Wilson Silk
George Thomas Henry Silk

Spouse and Children


    Martha Jane Gatehouse BURGESS


September 1894
Dover, Kent, England, United Kingdom


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    George Thomas Silk


    Mary Charlotte Fell






    James Henry Silk


    George S. SILK Jr


    Hannah Elizabeth "Betsy" Silk


+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1868 · Abolition of Public Hangings at Newgate

Age 2

On May 26, 1868 the Capital Punishment Act was put into action. This made it so that public hangings no longer existed at Newgate in London.

Age 18

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1888 · The Whitehall Mystery

Age 22

The Whitehall Mystery has some ties to Jack the Ripper, the victim was female and had been dismembered. The arms were found first; the headless torso to which they belonged was found a month later. The rest of the body was never discovered and the mystery was never solved.

Name Meaning

1 English: metonymic occupational name for a silk merchant, from Middle English selk(e), silk(e) ‘silk’.2 English: from a medieval personal name, a back-formation from Silkin ( see Sill ).3 Irish (Galway): Anglicized form (part translation) of Gaelic Ó Síoda ( see Sheedy ).

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

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Sources (2)

  • Charles William Silk, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • Charles W Silk, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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