Alison Millar Archibald

Female1893–12 April 1990

Brief Life History of Alison Millar

When Alison Millar Archibald was born in 1893, in Tranent, East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Robert Wood Archibald, was 25 and her mother, Jessie Adams, was 23. She married David Forsyth Swinton in 1924, in Scoonie, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. She lived in Tranent, Haddingtonshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1901. She died on 12 April 1990, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 97.

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David Forsyth Swinton
Alison Millar Archibald
Marriage: 1924

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Alison Millar Archibald - Government record: birth-name: Alison Millar Archibald
  • Alice Archibald in household of Robert Archibald, "Scotland Census, 1901"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1924Scoonie, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
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    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Opening of the Glasgow Subway.

    Age 3

    The Glasgow Subway opened on 14 December and is the third-oldest underground metro system in the world. It is one of very few subways that have a running gauge of 4 feet, but its twin circular lines were never expanded.


    Age 15

    London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.


    Age 28

    Haddingtonshire:A historical county of Scotland, alternatively known as the County of Haddington, which was renamed East Lothian in 1921.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and English: from a personal name, Archibald, of Anglo-Norman French and (ultimately) ancient Germanic origin (see Archambault ). In the Highlands of Scotland it was taken as an Anglicized equivalent of the Gaelic personal name Gille Easbaig ‘servant of the bishop’ (see Gillespie ), probably because of the approximate phonetic similarity between Arch(i)bald and easbaig. Both Archibald and Gillespie are personal names much favored among Clan Campbell.

    History: This is the name of a leading Nova Scotia family, taken there by four brothers who emigrated from Londonderry, northern Ireland, in 1750–62.

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

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