Puzzles since this page was
King Smith Wappat 1889-1939
Blanche is listed in the "Who Was Who among North American Authors 1921-1939
Volumes 1-7" and "Who's Who in American History Volume 1,
Has anyone ANY idea who this was? Has anyone access to these texts,
and would be willing to do some
Update: 29th July 2003: Blanche King Smith (born 1889, Pittsburg)
married Fred William Wappat (born 1886, Pittsburg) of the F W Wappat Saw
Company. She made an impact in her own right, as Blanche King Smith Wappat.
She was the Second President of the Pittsburg Chapter of the newly formed
Special Libraries Association (SLA) from 1923-1926. She attended schools
in Pittsburg and Baltimore, and went on to write articles for the American
Library Association, and eventually became a special lecturer at the Carnegie
Library School. For more details on Blanche and Fred, see the
New York Family Page.
Posted by Andrew
Many thanks to Sheila Rosenthal,
Librarian at the Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University,
for searching the achives of the SLA, and for accessing the texts listed
Wappett married Isabel King Smith born
Has anyone got any details of this Wappett, or knows how he connects
to the Wappett Tree?
7th August 2000: We now know that Thomas Henry Wappett was actually Thomas
Henry Wappat, born 31Jan1865 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England. His father
was unknown, but he took the surname of his mother's dead husband George
Wappat born 22Dec1822 of Whorlton. He is listed in the 1881 Census as a
blacksmith's apprentice to Thomas Coulson of Haydon, Northumberland. He emigrated
to Australia, married Isabel King of Victoria in 1894. He had four children
to whom he gave the surname Wappett-Coulson; Cecil Thomas 1896, Gladys Mary
1898, Vivian McKenzie 1902, Pearl Irene 1906. Does this mean his REAL father
was Thomas Coulson...is this why he was named Thomas?
Many thanks to
Daryl Povey of Victoria, Australia
for his information and
Wappett born around 1910, Australia
Charles married Clare, had two sons, and has a large family of descendants
in New South Wales, Australia.
Has anyone any more details about Charles? His marriage record would
provide details of his parents, and possible allow us to connect the Australian
Wappetts to the Official Wappett Tree. Does anyone have any details of Charles'
We now know that Charles Wainwright Wappett is the Grandson
of John Wappett, born 23Apr1837 from Appleby, one of two brothers
who emigrated to Australia along with his brother Thomas. They are both the
sons of Robert Wappat, born 1803 in Morland, England, firmly establishing
the descendents of Charles on the Wappett
Puzzles since this page was
1) William Wappett born around 1860, North-East
William married Dorothy Ellen Robinson, born 21Sept1860. We know this
from the birth certificates of two of his five(?) children, Alexander John
Wappett, who has descendants in New York State and William Harold Wappett,
who has descendants in Stevenage and North-East
Has anyone found William's marriage record to Dorothy? this will confirm
his date of birth and parents, and allow us to confirm his place on the Official
2) Joseph Wappett born around 1860, North-West
Joseph married Lucy Nicholson from Stainmore, and the couple married
on the 16Feb1884. The couple have a large number of descendants living in
Kendal, Liverpool, Wales and Wetherby,
Has anyone found Joseph's birth entry or certificate? This would provide
details of his parents, possibly connecting this large branch to the Wappett
now know Joseph was born in
3) Unconnected Australian Wappetts
I have found some Wappetts on various Internet searches.
George Andrew Wappett (wife A B Wappett) and Walter Anthony
Wappett (father J Wappett); both men served in the 5th Light Horse Regiment,
Australian Imperial Force 1914-1918.
Evelynn M Wappett, born 21Jul1893 Ballina, NSW married John Bernard
Campbell Blanch in 1921. She died on the 5Sep1974 in Brisbane, Queensland.
Ursula Daphne Wappett married John Brown Tilbrook in 1944, Sydney,
anyone got any details of these Wappetts, or knows how they connect to the
4) John Herbert Wappett, died 21May1918 aged
John served as a driver in the 15th Div.Train, Army Service Corps, and is
buried at the Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais France. He was
the son of the late John Wappett, stepson of Minnie
Wappett, of Jackson's Yard, Kirky Stephen, Penrith,
Does anyone have any details of this branch of the Wappett
5) Robert Wappet/Wapup around 1750 Northern
I've left the best until last! This is the first Wappett on the Wappett
Family Tree, and he married Elizabeth Dickinson, born 1753 in Musgrove.
They married on the 17Nov1772 in Brough, Westmorland. We believe he may be
a member of the Wappat Tree, Robert Wappet baptised 9Apr1754, and
could be the missing link. To prove this we need to see the marriage entry
to confirm his parents as Ralph Wappat and Margaret Ratcliffe.
Can anyone help? This would connect the 150+ Wappett Tree to the 250+
Wappat Tree, providing a giant Tree back to 1480! Help!!
Any help with any of the above searches would be much appreciated! Information
and if you have a further questions to
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