William Thom Young

8 June 1859–26 September 1914 (Age 55)
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of William Thom

When William Thom Young was born on 8 June 1859, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Young, was 57 and his mother, Janet Fulton Crawford, was 26. He lived in Anderston, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861. He died on 26 September 1914, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 55.

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William Young
Janet Fulton Crawford
William Thom Young
Thomas Crawford Young
Robert Crawford Young
Ann Allan Young
Alexander Colquhoun Young

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World Events (7)

1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 9

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.
1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 15

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 25

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, and northern Irish: distinguishing name (Middle English yunge, yonge ‘young’), for the younger of two bearers of the same personal name, usually distinguishing a younger brother or a son. In Middle English this name is often found with the Anglo-Norman French definite article, for example Robert le Yunge.2 Americanization of a cognate, equivalent, or like-sounding surname in some other language, notably German Jung and Junk, Dutch ( De ) Jong(H) and Jong , and French Lejeune and Lajeunesse .3 assimilated form of French Dion or Guyon .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Young in the 1861 Scotland Census
  • William Thom Young, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Scotland Death Certificate for William Thom Young - 26 September 1914 - Bridgeton, Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland

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