James Michael Dwyer

2 August 1896–30 November 1917 (Age 21)
Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of James Michael

When James Michael Dwyer was born on 2 August 1896, in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Michael Dwyer, was 26 and his mother, Margaret Blakey, was 31. He died on 30 November 1917, in French Flanders, France, at the age of 21.

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Michael Dwyer
Margaret Blakey
Ruby Dwyer
Norah Dwyer
James Michael Dwyer
Harry Dwyer

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World Events (6)


Age 4

Paris, France hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1905 · The Law Separates Church and State

Age 9

In December of 1905 a law was passed that separated church and state. It made it so that prayer could not be said before a parliamentary meeting or in schools. It also made it so that working on Sunday was legalized.

Age 12

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Dubhuidhir, a variant of Ó Duibhidhir ( see Diver ) ‘descendant of Duibhuidhir’, a personal name composed of the elements dubh ‘dark’, ‘black’ + odhar ‘sallow’, ‘tawny’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Michael Dwyer in household of Mary Ann Blakey, "England and Wales Census, 1911"
  • James Dwyer in household of Margaret Dwyer, "England and Wales Census, 1901"
  • James Dwyer in the UK, Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919

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