Janet Anderson Snodgrass

2 June 1869–
Dalserf, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Janet Anderson

When Janet Anderson Snodgrass was born on 2 June 1869, in Dalserf, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Snodgrass, was 40 and her mother, Janet Anderson, was 36. She married William Richmond on 27 September 1889, in Kinning Park, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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William Richmond
Janet Anderson Snodgrass
Marriage: 27 September 1889
John Richmond

Spouse and Children

27 September 1889
Kinning Park, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


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    Janet Anderson




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World Events (8)

1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 5

The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.

Age 15

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 33

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 near Irvine in the former county of Ayrshire, named with northern Middle English snod ‘smooth’, ‘sleek’, ‘even’ + grass ‘grass’.

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

Sources (2)

  • Janet Anderson Snodgrass Richmond in entry for John Richmond, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Janet Anderson Snodgrass, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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