Isabella Mair

24 March 1871–28 September 1948 (Age 77)
Milton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Isabella

Isabella Mair was born on 24 March 1871, in Milton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom as the daughter of Duncan Mair and Sarah Aichison. She married John Howden on 27 October 1889, in Kelvin, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. She died on 28 September 1948, in Townhead, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 77.

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John Howden
Isabella Mair
Marriage: 27 October 1889

Spouse and Children

    John Howden



27 October 1889
Kelvin, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings


    Sarah Aichison




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World Events (8)

1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 3

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 13

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1896 · Opening of the Glasgow Subway.

Age 25

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.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: occupational name for an officer of the courts whose functions resembled those of an English beadle (i.e. a minor official who dealt with petty offenders) and who was known as a mair. Compare Mayer 1. Reaney remarks that this title was used not only of the king's herald or sergeant but also of such officers as a head forester.2 Jewish: variant of Meyer 2.

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

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  • Isabella Mair, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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