William Henry Crocker

1885–
Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of William Henry

When William Henry Crocker was born in 1885, in Hampshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, George Crocker, was 25 and his mother, Lovey Ann Hatcher, was 29. He lived in East Grinstead, Sussex, England in 1891.

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Family Time Line

George Crocker
1860–
Lovey Ann Hatcher
1856–1938
William Henry Crocker
1885–
Alfred Harold Crocker
1892–
Ethel A. Crocker
1886–
Katherine Marian Crocker
1888–
George Stanley Crocker
1890–

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World Events (3)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 19

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.
1908

Age 23

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1914

Age 29

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of the various places in Normandy, France, called Crèvecoeur (‘heartbreak’), from Old French creve(r) ‘to break or destroy’, ‘to die’ + ceur ‘heart’, a reference to the infertility and unproductiveness of the land.2 English: occupational name for a potter, Middle English crockere, an agent derivative of Middle English crock ‘pot’ (Old English croc(ca)).3 Americanized spelling of German Krocker .

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

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  • Walter Hy Crocker in household of George Crocker, "England and Wales Census, 1891"

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