James Adrian Crombie

30 January 1884–28 November 1933 (Age 49)
Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James Adrian

When James Adrian Crombie was born on 30 January 1884, in Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Theodore Crombie, was 38 and his mother, Margaret Blaikie MacKinnon, was 27. He died on 28 November 1933, in Kirkton of Monikie, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 49.

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Theodore Crombie
Margaret Blaikie MacKinnon
John Crombie
Theodora Livingstone Crombie
James Adrian Crombie
Alice Margaret Crombie

Parents and Siblings

    Theodore Crombie


    Margaret Blaikie MacKinnon




World Events (8)

1885 · Creation of the Secretary of State for Scotland.

Age 1

The post of Secretary for Scotland was established in 1885 after the need arose after establishing different departments for the benefit of the communities.
1890 · Opening of the Forth Railway Bridge.

Age 6

The Forth Bridge is a railway bridge across the Firth of Forth river in the east of Scotland, 9 miles west of Edinburgh City Center. It is considered as a symbol of Scotland and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was opened on 4 March and was the longest single cantilever bridge span in the world until 1919. It is still in operation.
1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 18

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in Aberdeenshire named Crombie, from Gaelic crom(b) ‘crooked’ or possibly the British cognate of this word, ancestor of Welsh crwm.

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

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  • Crombie, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"
  • James Adrian Crombie, M C, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"
  • James Adrian Crombie, M C, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"

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