Thomas Henry Willoughby

24 December 1916–March 1979 (Age 62)
Halifax, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas Henry

When Thomas Henry Willoughby was born on 24 December 1916, in Halifax, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Henry Willoughby, was 41 and his mother, Selina Mager, was 38. He married Kathleen Walker. He died in March 1979, in his hometown, at the age of 62.

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Thomas Henry Willoughby
Kathleen Walker

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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.
    1924 · Terry's Open the Chocolate Works
    Age 8
    Terry’s in York, England was a confectionery factory, later named the Chocolate Works. It opened in 1926 and closed in 2005 causing around 300 people to lose their jobs. Some of the treats that were made there consisted of Chocolate Apples and Chocolate Oranges.
    Age 24
    Winston Churchill becomes prime minister. British fighter pilots repel German air attacks in the Battle of Britain. London and other cities badly damaged in German bombing raids.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of the various places called Willoughby, for example in Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, and Warwickshire. They are named from an Old English wilig ‘willow’ + Old Norse býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’, or perhaps in some cases from wilig + Old English bēag ‘ring’.

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

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