William Brown Chalmers

Male25 August 1849–6 May 1937

Brief Life History of William Brown

When William Brown Chalmers was born on 25 August 1849, in Netherley, Kincardineshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Joseph Chalmers, was 28 and his mother, Elizabeth Jamieson, was 23. He married Ann Napier on 1 February 1884, in Hilo, Hawaii, Hawaii, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Cookney, Kincardineshire, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 20 years and Hilo, Hawaii, Hawaii, United States for about 30 years. He died on 6 May 1937, in Wainaku, Hawaii, Hawaii, United States, at the age of 87.

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William Brown Chalmers
Ann Napier
Marriage: 1 February 1884
William Chalmers
William Chalmers
Jean Elizabeth Chalmers
Annie Isabella Chalmers

Sources (22)

  • William Chalmers in household of Robert Forbes, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Brown Chalmers, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • William Chalmers, "Hawaii Marriages, 1826-1922"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 February 1884Hilo, Hawaii, Hawaii, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

    Age 5

    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.


    Age 14

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 23

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: from Older Scots chalmer ‘chamberlain’; compare Chambers . The mb was assimilated to mm; the l was purely graphic, indicating that the preceding a was long.

    English: possibly a localized form of Challinor (see Challender ), with dissimilation of ln to lm in Chalner.

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

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