Mary Dobbs

Brief Life History of Mary

When Mary Dobbs was born in 1875, in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Dobbs, was 27 and her mother, Eliza Ashmore, was 30. She married Fred Widdowson on 11 April 1898, in Hasland, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Hasland, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Brimington, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom in 1911.

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Fred Widdowson
Mary Dobbs
Marriage: 11 April 1898
Mary Eliza Widdowson
Edred or Eddie Dobbs Widdowson
Ethel Widdowson
Henry ‘Harry’ Widdowson
Leslie James Widdowson

Sources (11)

  • Mary Dobbs in household of James Dobbs, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Mary Dobbs, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Mary Widdowson in entry for Henry Widdowson, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"

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1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.


Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).


London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Dobb , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s, from the medieval personal name Dobb(e), a rhyming pet form of Robert .

History: Arthur Dobbs (1689–1765) was born at Castle Dobbs, County Antrim, Ireland. In 1745 he purchased 400,000 acres of land in NC and was selected as governor in 1754. He married twice and his second wife, wed when he was age 73, was a girl in her teens from NC.

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