Edward Boyes Gold

Male15 April 1896–1968

Brief Life History 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, Margaret Hamilton Boyes, was 24. He married Mary Caskie in 1919, in New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Auchterderran, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1901. He died in 1968, in New Zealand, at the age of 72, and was buried in Balclutha Old Cemetery, Balclutha, Clutha, Otago, New Zealand.

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Family Time Line

Edward Boyes Gold
Mary Caskie
Marriage: 1919
John Gold
Mary Wood Gold
Margaret Boyes Gold
Edna Agnes Gold

Sources (3)

  • Edward Gold in household of John Gold, "Scotland Census, 1901"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Edward Boyes Gold - Government record: birth-name: Edward Boyes Gold
  • Edward Boyes Gold, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    1919New Zealand
  • Children (4)

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    World Events (8)

    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.


    Age 11

    The country becomes a dominion, or self-governing community, within the British empire.

    1919 · Battle of George Square

    Age 23

    A few months after the ending of World War I, a violent confrontation arose between the Glasgow City Police and workers on strike. There were no fatalities in the skirmish, and it caused the work week to be reduced to 40 hours. But, In the aftermath the leaders of the strike were arrested and British troops were moved to Glasgow and its surrounding areas.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Jewish Emanuel, Meyer, Mayer, Hyman, Ari, Avram, Mendel, Moshe, Shraga, Aviva.

    Jewish (Ashkenazic): artificial name from German Gold, Yiddish gold ‘gold’. In North America it is often a shortened form of one of the many compound artificial names of which Gold is the first element.

    English and German: from Middle English go(u)ld, or Old English and 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.

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

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