Edward Boyes Gold

15 April 1896–
Carluke, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Edward Boyes

When Edward Boyes Gold was born on 15 April 1896, in Carluke, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Gold, was 24 and his mother, Maggie Boyes, was 25.

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Family Time Line

John Gold
1872–
Maggie Boyes
1871–
James Gold
1893–
Marion Hamilton Gold
1895–
Edward Boyes Gold
1896–

Parents and Siblings

    John Gold

    Male1872–Male

    Maggie Boyes

    Female1871–Female

siblings

(3)

    James Gold

    Male1893–Male

    Marion Hamilton Gold

    Female1895–Female

    Male1896–Male

World Events (3)

1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 6

The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition was organized and led by William Speirs Bruce. Him along with Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition completed an exploration of Antarctica. They established the first manned meteorological station, the Orcadas, in 1903 and discovered new land east of the Weddell Sea. The expedition was described as the most cost-effective and carefully planned scientific expedition of the Heroic Age. The Orcadas weather station has been in continuous operation ever since.
1908

Age 12

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1914

Age 18

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

Name Meaning

1 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from modern German Gold, Yiddish gold ‘gold’. In North America it is often a reduced form of one of the many compound ornamental names of which Gold is the first element.2 English and German: from Old English, Old High German gold ‘gold’, applied as a metonymic occupational name for someone who worked in gold, i.e. a refiner, jeweler, or gilder, or as a nickname for someone who either had many gold possessions or bright yellow hair.3 English: from an Old English personal name Golda (or the feminine Golde), which persisted into the Middle Ages as a personal name. The name was in part a byname from gold ‘gold’, and in part a short form of the various compound names with this first element.

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Edward Boyes Gold - Government record: birth-name: Edward Boyes Gold

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