James Park

15 December 1855–
Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Park was born on 15 December 1855, in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Park, was 27 and his mother, Agnes Burt, was 28. He married Grace Davie on 18 July 1881, in Lanark, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Shettleston, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1871 and Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1891.

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James Park
Grace Davie
Marriage: 18 July 1881
Mary Park
Agnes Park
John Park
Grace Park
James Park

Spouse and Children

18 July 1881
Lanark, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)

1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857

Age 2

The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.

Age 29

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1890 · Opening of the Forth Railway Bridge.

Age 35

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.

Name Meaning

A name with many origins, to which other, rarer names have been assimilated. The principal sources are:1. English and Scottish: from Middle English, Old French parc ‘park’; a metonymic occupational name for someone employed in a park or a topographic name for someone who lived in or near a park. In the Middle Ages a park was a large enclosed area where the landowner could hunt game. 2. English and Scottish: from a medieval pet form of the personal name Peter . Compare Parkin . 3. Swedish: ornamental name from park ‘park’. 4. Korean: variant of Pak .

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Park, "Scotland Census, 1891"
  • James Park in household of John Park, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • James Park, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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