Winifred Ethel Ramsey

1914–2002 (Age 88)
Ipswich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Winifred Ethel

When Winifred Ethel Ramsey was born in 1914, in Ipswich, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom, her father, Allen Ramsey, was 36 and her mother, Sarah Caroline Johnson, was 38. She married William Ernest Leggatt in 1937, in Leiston, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom. She died in 2002, in her hometown, at the age of 88.

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William Ernest Leggatt
Winifred Ethel Ramsey
Marriage: 1937

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Leiston, Suffolk, England, United Kingdom

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World Events (8)


Age 0

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.
1914 · Britain Enters the Great War

Age 0

After Germany declared war Russia, Britain entered The Great War and declared war on Germany on August 4, 1914. The war ended on November 11, 1918, as Germany signed an armistice that brought fighting to a halt.
1939 · Britain Enters World War II

Age 25

Britain entered the Second World War as war was declared on Germany on September 3, 1939. World War II came to an end after the Americans dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, which killed 140,000 people. Less than a week later, the Japanese surrendered and the war officially ended on August 15, 1945.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in Huntingdonshire (now part of Cambridgeshire), so called from Old English hramsa ‘wild garlic’ + ēg ‘island’, ‘low-lying land’. There are other places in England called Ramsey, but the one in Huntingdonshire is almost certainly the source of the surname. The usual spelling of the surname in Scotland is Ramsay .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Winifred Ethel Leggatt, "England and Wales, Death Registration Index 1837-2007"
  • Winifred K Ramsey, "England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • Winifred E Ramsey, "England and Wales, Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"

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