Catherine Strachan

15 March 1873–8 June 1943 (Age 70)
Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Catherine

When Catherine Strachan was born on 15 March 1873, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, William Strachan, was 31 and her mother, Mary Hoggan, was 31. She died on 8 June 1943, in Pawtucket, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Central Falls, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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William Strachan
Mary Hoggan
Jane Strachan
William Strachan
Ann Strachan
Mary Strachan
Catherine Strachan
Elizabeth Strachan

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World Events (8)

1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 1

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.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1895 · College Hall Catches on Fire

Age 22

On January 27, 1895, College Hall catches on fire and is fully consumed within one hour. During the fire, many students and faculty work together to save many of the items in the building. Some of these are library books. They save the books by piling them onto the rugs and dragging them out of the burning building. College Hall is then later rebuilt and renamed Davis Hall after Governor John W. Davis.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in the parish of Banchory, Kincardineshire, which is first recorded in 1153 in the form Strateyhan, and is perhaps named from Gaelic srath ‘valley’ + eachain, genitive case of eachan ‘foal’. The pronunciation is traditionally ‘Strawn’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Catherine Strachan, "Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945"
  • Catherine Strachan, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"
  • Catherine Strachan, "Find A Grave Index"

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