William Thistlethwaite

1871–1944 (Age 72)
Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Thistlethwaite was born in October 1871, in Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Richard Thistlethwaite, was 25 and his mother, Nancy Ellen Walker, was 25. He married Mary Ellen Walton on 4 August 1896, in England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Livesey, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died on 21 April 1944, in Blackburn, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 72.

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William Thistlethwaite
Mary Ellen Walton
Marriage: 4 August 1896
Richard Thistlethwaite
Alice Thistlethwaite

Spouse & Children

4 August 1896
England, United Kingdom


  • Richard Thistlethwaite


  • Alice Thistlethwaite


Parents & Siblings

  • Richard Thistlethwaite


  • Nancy Ellen Walker




  • Mary Thistlethwaite


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  • James Thistlethwaite


  • Thomas Thistlethwaite


  • Richard Thistlethwaite


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World Events (8)

1878 · Bacup Natural History Society

Age 7

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.

Age 13

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1901 · East Lancashire Royal Engineers

Age 30

The East Lancashire Royal Engineers was a group of volunteers in a unit of Britian's Royal Engineers. They were started in Manchester in 1901. They fought on the western front during WWI and were part of the Dunkirk Evacuation during WWII.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire): habitational name from a minor place in the parish of Lancaster called Thistlethwaite, from Middle English thistle + thwaite ‘meadow’ ( see Thwaites ), i.e. a meadow overgrown with thistles.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • William Thistlewaite in household of Richard Thistlewaite, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • William Thistlethwaite in household of Richard Thistlethwaite, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • William Thistlethwaite, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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