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Gerald Mason (lacrosse)

Gerald Mason (1877 – 30 September 1951) was a British lacrosse player who competed in the 1908 Summer Olympics. He was part of the British team which won the silver medal.

Claude Jenkins

Claude Jenkins, Anglican clergyman, theologian and historian, was born in 1877 and died in 1959. He became Canon of Christ Church and Regius Professor of Ecclesiastical History, at Oxford University in 1934. He was Lambeth Librarian from 1910 until 1952.

Gédéon Rochon

Gédéon Rochon (1877 – February 11, 1917) was a lawyer and political figure in Quebec. He represented Terrebonne in the Canadian House of Commons from 1915 to 1917 as a Conservative.

Alex Gardner (footballer)

Alex Gardner (1877 – 1952) was a Scottish professional footballer who played as a right half.

Robert Melville Grindlay

Robert Melville Grindlay’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

Alfred Fontville de Breanski

Alfred Fontville de Breanski’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

Randall Wells

Albert Randall Wells (1877–1942) was an English Arts and Crafts architect, craftsman and inventor.

Norman H. Baynes

Professor Norman Hepburn Baynes (1877–1961) was a noted 20th-century British historian of the Byzantine Empire.

Thomas Rivers

Thomas Rivers (1798–1877) was an English nurseryman, known for new varieties of roses and fruits.

Llewellyn Lloyd

George Llewellyn Lloyd (1877-1 August 1957) was a Welsh international half-back who played club rugby for Newport and county rugby with Kent. He won 12 caps for Wales and captained the team on one occasion against Scotland.

Frederick Christian (cricketer)

Frederick W. Christian (1877 – 13 May 1941) was an English cricket player. He represented the gold medal winning Great Britain team at the 1900 Summer Olympics, the only time cricket has featured in the Olympics. In the only match against France, he was bowled for a duck in Great Britain’s first innings and did not bat in the second innings. He bowled in the French first innings, taking seven wickets. Nothing else is known about the player.

Alphonse-Edgar Guillemette

Alphonse-Edgar Guillemette (25 June 1877 – 23 August 1950) was a politician in Quebec, Canada. He served as Member of the Legislative Assembly.

A. E. Stubbs

Albert Ernest Stubbs (1877–4 January 1962) was an English trade union official and politician.

Frederick Irving Anderson

Frederick Irving Anderson’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

Samuel Orchart Beeton

Samuel Orchart Beeton (2 March 1830 – 6 June 1877) was an English publisher, best known as the husband of Mrs Beeton (Isabella Mary Mayson) and publisher of Mrs Beeton’s Book of Household Management. He also founded and published Boy’s Own Magazine (1855–90), the first and most influential boys’ magazine.

John William Payne

John William Payne, also known as J. W. Payne (January 1, 1877 – February 13, 1933), was a long-term sheriff of Natchitoches Parish in northwestern Louisiana. Payne, who became sheriff in 1914, was still serving at the time of his death at the age of fifty-six.
On his death, The Natchitoches Times wrote: “He was recognized as an officer fearless and efficient, who knew not the meaning of defeat. . . . The entire state has cause to feel that it has suffered tremendous loss.” The newspaper continued: “Law-enforcement authorities of Louisiana are mourning the death of one of their outstanding members. … His efforts meant much to the welfare of the people. His repeated re-election testified to the esteem in which he was held by his constituents. He was constantly striving to protect property and lives of the citizens from the lawless element and was always vigorous in his efforts to bring criminals to justice …”

Samuel Alman

Samuel Alman’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

Billy Linward

William Henry “Billy” Linward (1877–1940) was an English footballer who played as an outside left for Doncaster Rovers, West Ham United, Arsenal, Norwich City, Kilmarnock and Maidstone United at the turn of the 19th century.
Born in Hull, Linward is first known as playing for Grimsby All Saints, from where he moved to Doncaster Rovers in the Midland League for the start of the 1895–86 season. He scored his first goal on his home debut in a 3–0 victory over Mansfield Town in front of a 1000 crowd. His time at Doncaster involved two Midland League championships and one runner up, plus being runner up in the Yorkshire League. In all competitive games in his 6 seasons at Doncaster he scored 65 goals including two hattricks. On 5 November 1898, he scored twice against Huddersfield in the Yorkshire League in the still standing joint record 14−0 Doncaster win.
Just as Doncaster were elected into the Football League for the 1901–02 season, Linward moved to Southern League club West Ham United receiving a wage of £2.10s a week. He played in all 30 League games for West Ham that season plus one FA Cup game before being bought by Arsenal.
After three seasons with Arsenal, which involved being promoted to the First Division for the first time in their history, he moved to Norwich City, Kilmarnock and then Maidstone United.
Linward died in West Ham in 1940 aged 62 years.

Menella Bute Smedley

Menella Bute Smedley (1820–1877) was a novelist and poet. A relative of Lewis Carroll, she wrote some minor novels and books of poems, including the anonymous, The Story of Queen Isabel, and Other Verses, 1863.
She translated the old German ballad The Shepherd of the Giant Mountains into English blank verse in 1846. Roger Lancelyn Green in the Times Literary Supplement on 1 March 1957, and later in The Lewis Carroll Handbook (1962), suggested that Carroll’s “Jabberwocky” may have been inspired by this work. Peter Lucas suggested in particular that verses 2-6 of Jabberwocky were a loose parody.
Her first novel, The Maiden Aunt, originally appeared in Sharpe’s London Magazine under the pen name “S.M.” In 1848 and 1849 it was published as a single volume in both England and the United States, and was reprinted in 1856.
In addition to writing poetry and fiction, she also provided material for parliamentary reports on pauper schools.
She was the daughter of the Revd Edward Smedley and lived for many years with her cousin Frank Smedley, acting as his housekeeper and secretary. She died at her home at Regent’s Park, London on 25 May 1877 and was buried at West Norwood Cemetery.

Harry (John Henry) Williams

Harry (John Henry) Williams’s biography, age, height, fact, career, awards, net worth, salary, income, family tree, personal life and life story.

William Hackett

Sir William Hackett (1825–1877) was an Irish judge who was the second Chief Justice of Fiji and the 12th Chief Justice of Ceylon.
He was the son of Bartholomew Hackett of Cork, Ireland and was educated at Stonyhurst College and Trinity College, Dublin, graduating in 1846.
He became a member of the Irish Bar on the Munster circuit, was called to the bar at Lincoln’s Inn in 1851 and practiced mainly at the Chancery Bar. In October, 1861 he was appointed Queen’s Advocate in Gold Coast acting as Chief Justice until confirmed in the position in April, 1863. The following year he was appointed Lieutenant-Governor of the Gold Coast. In 1866 he moved to south-east Asia to be Recorder of the Prince of Wales’s Island and afterwards judge of Penang. He was knighted on his appointment as Recorder and in 1871 was appointed Acting Chief Justice of the Straits Settlements.
After heading up the courts as Chief Justice of Fiji from 1875 to 1876, he was appointed Chief Justice of Ceylon on 3 February 1877, to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Edward Shepherd Creasy. He remained Chief Justice for only a few months as he died in 1877 of cholera while in office. He was succeeded by John Budd Phear.

Gugsa Welle

Gugsa Welle (1875 – 31 March 1930), also known as Gugsa Wale, Gugsa Wolie and Gugsa Wele, was an army commander and a member of the Royal family of the Ethiopian Empire. He represented a provincial ruling elite which was often at odds with the Ethiopian central government.