Edward James Danks

19 September 1845–13 January 1908 (Age 62)
Carnock, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Edward James

When Edward James Danks was born on 19 September 1845, in Carnock, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Francis James Danks, was 56 and his mother, Catharine Orr, was 44. He married Janet Bennet on 29 November 1872, in Kinglassie, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 13 January 1908, in Milton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 62.

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Edward James Danks
Janet Bennet
Marriage: 29 November 1872
Agnes Danks
Francis James Danks
James Bennet Danks
Edward Danks
John Danks
William Morrison Danks

Spouse and Children

29 November 1872
Kinglassie, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom


    Agnes Danks


    Francis James Danks


    James Bennet Danks



    John Danks


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Parents and Siblings

    Francis James Danks





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World Events (8)

1847 · The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland is established.

Age 2

The United Presbyterian Church of Scotland was formed in 1847. For most of its existence the United Presbyterian Church was the third largest Presbyterian Church in Scotland and flourished in Scotland for 53 years. After being reunited with the Church of Scotland in 1929, it continues to bring relief to the local communities.
1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Age 9

Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.
1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 23

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from a pet form of Daniel . In England the name is found chiefly in Birmingham.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Edward in entry for Edward Danks, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"
  • Edward Danks in entry for William M. Danks, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Edward James Danks - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Edward Danks

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