William Trotter

Male1 October 1857–8 May 1906

Brief Life History of William

When William Trotter was born on 1 October 1857, in Greenlaw, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Trotter, was 23 and his mother, Janet Hopper, was 23. He married Hilda Lilge on 10 February 1897, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Alberta, Northwest Territories, Canada in 1901. He died on 8 May 1906, in Lacombe, Lacombe County, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 48, and was buried in Lacombe, Lacombe County, Alberta, Canada.

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William Trotter
Hilda Lilge
Marriage: 10 February 1897
Clara Jane Trotter
Agnes Martha Trotter
Earl Wilford Trotter

Sources (7)

  • William Trotter, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • William Trotter, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • William W Trotter in entry for Agnes M Enos, "United States, Social Security Numerical Identification Files (NUMIDENT), 1936-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 February 1897Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

    Age 11

    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.


    Age 12



    Age 14

    British Columbia joins the confederation.

    Name Meaning

    English (northern; also found in southern Scotland): perhaps from an unrecorded sense of Middle English trotter ‘one who rides a trotting horse’, a derivative of Middle English trotten ‘to ride at a trot, at a fast pace’. It may have been given to a messenger (see Trotman ). Alternatively, perhaps from a shortened form of an unrecorded Middle English trotterer ‘dealer in trotting horses’, a derivative of Middle English trotter (Old French trotier) ‘horse that trots’.

    German: occupational name for a vintner, from a derivative of Middle High German trot(t)e ‘winepress’ (a loan translation from Latin calcatura). The word and the surname are confined largely to Alsace, Lorraine, Switzerland, and Swabia.

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

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