Wild ...



The entries for people & families with the surname Wild are gathered together in this SideTrack.

This Page does not include people with other forms of the surname.

The individuals listed are not necessarily related to each other.


Major Wild [1856-1???]
Alexander Wild [1873-1945]
Arthur Vincent Wild [1852-1916]
Charles Frederick Wild [1845-1???]
Charles Harold Wild [1897-1915]
Edwin Wild [1846-1915]
Elkanah Wild [17??-1???]
Francis Wild [1888-1918]
Rev Harry Wild [18??-19??]
J. Wild [1895-1917]
Jack Wild [19??-]
James Wild [1???-18??]
James Wild [17??-18??]
James Wild [18??-1???]
John Wild [18??-19??]
Jonas Wild [18??-1898]
Llewelyn Eric Aubrey Wild [1898-1918]
Lucy Ann Wild [1872-1940]
Luther Wild [1865-1935]
Miss Mary Wild [18??-18??]
Nancy Wild [1796-1868]
Nathan Wild [1846-1925]
R. Wild [1???-19??]
Sam Wild [18??-18??]
Thomas William Wild [1884-1916]
W. Henry Wild [18??-19??]
Wallace Wild [18??-19??]
William Wild [1867-1937]


Wild, Major
[1856-1???] Born in Sowerby. He was a member of the Calder Valley Poets

Wild, Alexander
[1873-1945] Born in Todmorden.

He was a printer's compositor [1901] / a letterpress printer & bookbinder [1911].

In [Q1] 1900, he married Betsy Varley in Todmorden.


Betsy was the daughter of
John Varley
 

Children:

  1. John Arthur [b 1901]
  2. Herbert [1911-24th October 1982]

The family lived at

  • 14 Joshua Street, Todmorden [1901]
  • 28 Beaumont Street, Todmorden [1911]

Alexander died 25th March 1945 (aged 72)

Members of the family were buried at Heptonstall Church with Betsy's parents

Wild, Arthur Vincent
[1852-1916] Of Halifax.

He was a carver / a gilder / a picture framer / a photographer [1901]. He produced photographs, several of which were used in the Lion Series of postcards.

In 1880, he married Lily, daughter of David Pickles.

Children:

  1. William Cary
  2. Louis Edgar
  3. Wallace
  4. Millicent who married [1918] William Jacobs in Halifax

Wild, Charles Frederick
[1845-1???] Son of John Wild, tailor.

Born in Halifax.

He was a boiler maker of Northowram [1870] / a boiler maker [1870] / a labourer fish shop [1881] / a boiler maker's labourer [1891] / a brass foundry labourer [1901].

In 1870, he married Mary Corney [1847-1???] at Halifax Parish Church.


Mary, of Halifax, was the daughter of Eli Corney, shoemaker
 

Children:

  1. Clara Emma [b 1871] who married [1890] William Lovack [1871-1???] labourer of Charlestown, Northowram
  2. Sarah Ann [b 1877]
  3. Annie Louisa [b 1879] who was a worsted factory operative [1901] & married [1902] Charley Crossley
  4. Elizabeth [b 1882]who was a worsted factory operative [1901]
  5. Thomas William

The family lived at

  • 13 Cockcroft's Building, Northowram [1870]
  • 1 Crossley Court, Fleet Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 13 Fleet Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 10 Smith Street North, Halifax [1901]

Living with them [in 1901] was granddaughter Sarah Ann Wild [b  1901], illegitimate child of daughter Annie Louisa

Wild, Charles Harold
[1897-1915] Of West Grove House, Hopwood Lane, Halifax.

Son of William Wild.

Born at the Infantry Barracks, York.

He was a clerk at Dean Clough Mills.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was gassed at Ypres Salient [19th December 1915].

He died of wounds [20th December 1915] (aged 18).

He was buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium [Grave Ref II B 3].

He is remembered on the family grave at Christ Church, Pellon, in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Saint James's Church, Halifax, on the Memorial at Crossley's Carpets, and on the Memorial at Halifax Bowling Club

Wild, Edwin
[1846-1915] Born in Halifax.

He was landlord of the Green Hill Tavern, Halifax [1881] / landlord of the Wheat Sheaf, Pellon [1890, 1911]

On 26th August 1869, he married Emma Jane Gledhill at Christ Church, Pellon.


Emma Jane was the daughter of John Gledhill
 

Wild, Elkanah
[17??-1???] See Wild's Yard, Halifax

Wild, Francis
[1888-1918] Of Todmorden.

He married Emily Jane.

The family lived at 1 Garibaldi Street, Walsden.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 5th Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry).

He died 28th August 1918 (aged 30).

He was buried at Favreuil British Cemetery, France [Grave Ref I C 7].

He is remembered in the Todmorden Garden of Remembrance

Wild, Rev Harry
[18??-19??] LTh.

He was educated at Durham. He was ordained Deacon at Thornhill Lees on 26th February 1893. Curate at Heptonstall [1893-1896]. He went on to serve at St Luke's, Cheetham Hill

Wild, J.
[1895-1917] Of 80 Pye Nest Gate, Halifax.

He was in India with the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) when World War I broke out. He was transferred and served as a Corporal with the South Wales Borderers.

He was serving in Mesopotamia when he was reported missing and assumed to have died [June 1917] (aged 22).

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Wild, Jack
[19??-] Local writer and member of the Halifax Authors' Circle

Wild, James
[1???-18??] On 29th December 1836, he appeared at Halifax Magistrate's Office before John Waterhouse and Rawdon Briggs and was charged with
performing plays etc, without having a license

The Halifax Guardian reported that


The charge was not pressed, on account of the penalty, which is large, but dismissed on his paying costs and promising to leave the town forthwith
 

Wild, James
[17??-18??] Brother-in-law of John Crossley.

He was a clothier [1809].

On 26th August 1809, he married Grace Turner at Halifax Parish Church.


Grace was the daughter of Abraham Turner, and sister of Martha who married John Crossley
 

They lived at Dean Clough.

See The Courtship of John Crossley & Martha Turner

Wild, James
[18??-1???] Stone mason of Luddendenfoot. He constructed the stonework on the Station Road Bridge, Luddendenfoot

Wild, John
[18??-19??] Machinist at Whiteplatts Works, Todmorden [1905]

Wild, Jonas
[18??-1898] Farmer at Heyhead Farm, Mytholmroyd.

He committed suicide [June 1898]

Wild, Llewelyn Eric Aubrey
[1898-1918] Son of Ellen & Major Wild of Sowerby Bridge.

Born in Halifax.

During World War I, he served as a Private with the 7th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment.

He died 5th September 1918 (aged 19).

He was buried at Lebucquière Communal Cemetery Extension, France [Grave Ref II A 34]

Wild, Lucy Ann
[1872-1940] She lived at 58 Crossley Terrace, Halifax [1940].

68-year-old Lucy Ann was a civilian casualty of the Hanson Lane bomb which fell on 22nd November 1940.

She died later that day

Wild, Luther
[1865-1935] Son of Arthur Vincent Wild.

He was a bookkeeper for a trunk manufacturer [1914] / a builder's clerk for Fred Pickles in Lancashire.

He married Elizabeth Greenwood [18??-1933] at Halifax.

The family lived at

  • 21 Richardson Street, Halifax
  • 23 Belmont Place, Halifax
  • Ainsdale, Lancashire

Wild, Miss Mary
[18??-18??] She ran a school in Halifax [around 1850]

Wild, Nancy
[1796-1868] Of Norland.

She died after being gored by a cow [12th September 1868] (aged 72)

Wild, Nathan
[1846-1925] Born in Alventhorpe.

He was a coal miner [1875].

In 1875, he married Jemima Furness in Wakefield.


Jemima was the daughter of
Moses Furness
 

They had no children

Wild, R.
[1???-19??] Dairy farmer at Little Scout Farm, Luddendenfoot

Wild, Sam
[18??-18??] 18th century showman who presented shows and public performances in Halifax.

In 1855, his Fall of Sebastopol featured two camels – Sultana and Mohammed – which were said to have been captured in the Crimea.

Sultana died during a visit to Skipton, and her skeleton was sold to Halifax Literary & Philosophical Society

Wild, Thomas William
[1884-1916] Son of Charles Frederick Wild.

He was a worsted factory operative [1901] / a foundry labourer [1911] / employed at Edward Foster & Son Limited.

He was a boarder at 49 Range Lane, Haley Hill [1911].

Later, he lived with his sister, Mrs Crossley at 44 Albert Street North, Haley Hill.

During World War I, he enlisted [8/1914], and served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He died of wounds after being in France for about 5 months [16th July 1916].

He was buried at Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.1, France [Grave Ref III D 8].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Wild, W. Henry
[18??-19??] Of Steep Lane.

He was organist at Ebenezer United Methodist Chapel, Luddenden Dean / St James's United Methodist Free Church, Luddenden.

He lived at Higgin Chamber.

In 1916, he succeeded Samuel Whiteley as organist at Steep Lane Baptist Church, Sowerby

Wild, Wallace
[18??-19??] Son of Arthur Vincent Wild.

He assisted his father [1901].

In 1916, he married Edna Mitchell in Halifax

Wild, William
[1867-1937] Born in Dewsbury.

He was caretaker of Dean Clough Institute [1911].

In 1895, he married Margaret Theakston [1874-1952] in York.


Margaret was born in Huntingdon / Elvington, Yorkshire
 

Children:

  1. Agnes Margaret [b 1896] who was a copyist for carpet manufacturer [1911]
  2. Violet Elsie [b 1897]
  3. Charles Harold
  4. Nellie [b 1900]
  5. Mabel [b 1905]

The family lived at

  • 32 George Street, York [1901]
  • Dean Clough Institute, 3 Lewis Street, Halifax [1911]
  • West Grove House, Hopwood Lane [1915]
  • 34 Gerrard Street, Halifax [1937]
  • 7 Lynwood Crescent, Stanley Road, Halifax [1952]

William died 25th April 1937 (aged 71).

Margaret died 6th October 1952 (aged 78).

Members of the family were buried at Christ Church, Pellon

 

Wild surname

The Surname is discussed in the book Halifax & District Surnames by George Redmonds.

There are over 20 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Wild, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Wild:


Marriages 1809, 1871, 1882; Death 1900
 



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