Charles Glen Letham

Shettleston, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Charles Glen

When Charles Glen Letham was born on 25 February 1874, in Shettleston, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Andrew Letham, was 32 and his mother, Christina Glen, was 32. He married Mary Sewell on 13 November 1899, in Kelvin, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Cowdenbeath, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1955.

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Family Time Line

Charles Glen Letham
Mary Sewell
Marriage: 13 November 1899
Leonora Letham
Harriet Letham
Janet Letham
Charles Letham
Andrew Letham

Spouse & Children

13 November 1899
Kelvin, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


  • Female1900–Female

  • Harriet Letham


  • Janet Letham


  • Charles Letham


  • Andrew Letham


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World Events (8)

1878 · Collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank.

Age 4

Because of a discovery of a £7,000 deficit, City of Glasgow Bank halted operations from November to December 1877. After 10 months after reopening, the bank’s directors announced the bank, itself, had filed bankruptcy. The closure showed a net liability of over £6 million. The bank was so successful with telling people that it wasn’t in error, that the Bank's shares were selling for more than double of what they were actually worth. The bank’s directors were arrested and tried at the High Court. All were found guilty and sentenced to terms of imprisonment. Many Glasgow businesses failed as a result of the bankruptcy and shareholders were called to replenish the bank's losses. One shareholder argued that he had become a shareholder unknowing the fraudulent actions of the bank. Wide effects of the collapse have been seen in limited growth in liability and extensive problems with temporary banking liquidity.

Age 10

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1905 · Stornoway Town Hall

Age 31

Stornoway Town Hall was the first town hall in Stornoway Scotland but burned down in 1918. The clock tower on the building became famous after Calum Kennedy named a song after the town called ‘Lovely Stornoway’. The current building is still being used as a multi-purpose venue. Hosting different commercial and community activities.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places in northern England named with the dative plural form (used originally after a preposition) of Old Norse hlaða ‘barn’ (dative plural hlǫðum, i.e. ‘at the barns’), as for example Latham in West Yorkshire, Lathom in Lancashire, and Laytham in East Yorkshire.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Charles Latham in household of Andrew Latham, "Scotland Census, 1891"
  • Charles Leatham in household of Andrew Leatham, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • 1901 Scotland Census -

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