William Trotter

1 October 1857–8 May 1906 (Age 48)
Greenlaw, Berwickshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life 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 ( Jessie) 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

Spouse and Children

10 February 1897
Calgary, Alberta, Canada


Parents and Siblings




    Thomas Trotter


    Alexander Trotter


    Jane Helen Trotter



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

1 Northern English and Scottish: occupational name for a messenger, from an agent derivative of Middle English trot(en) ‘to walk fast’ (Old French troter, of Germanic origin, akin to 2 below).2 German: occupational name for a grape-treader, from a derivative of Middle High German trot(t)e ‘winepress’. 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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Sources (3)

  • William Trotter, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • William Trotter in household of William Trotter, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • William Trotter in household of William Trotter, "Scotland Census, 1861"

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