Aberhart, William (1878–1943), politician and evangelist in Canada, was born in Hibbert township, near Seaforth, Perth county, Ontario, on 30 December 1878, the son of William Aberhart (who as a child had been brought from Germany) and his wife, Louisa Pepper, the daughter of an Englishman. He was educated at schools in ...
Aberhart, William (1878–1943), politician and evangelist in Canada
revised by Alvin Finkel
Abraham, William [pseud. Mabon] (1842–1922), trade unionist and politician
Abraham, William [pseud. Mabon] (1842–1922), trade unionist and politician, was born at Cwmafan, near Port Talbot, Glamorgan, on 14 June 1842, the fourth son of Thomas and Mary Abraham. His father, a coalminer and copper smelter, soon died, leaving his mother to raise a large family. ...
Abraham, William [Mabon] (1842–1922)
Maker: Sir Benjamin Stone
Acton, John Adams- (1830–1910), sculptor
S. E. Fryer
revised by Anne MacPhee
Acton, John Adams- (1830–1910), sculptor, was born on 11 December 1830 at Acton Hill, Middlesex, one of the two surviving sons and three daughters of William Adams (1778/9–1836), an artist, and his wife, Helen Elizabeth Humphrey (1794–1878). His sister ...
Acton, John Adams- (1830–1910)
Maker: Samuel Alexander Walker
Adam, William (1828–1898), carpet manufacturer
James Neville Bartlett
Adam, William (1828–1898), carpet manufacturer, was born on 10 June 1828 in Paisley, the eldest of five children and the only son of Peter Adam (c.1798–1861), hand-loom weaver, and his wife, Elisa.
Adam began his career in Paisley, working as a hand-loom cotton weaver and later as a warehouseman. On 16 June 1854 he married ...