William Campbell Irving

6 January 1870–
Calton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of William Campbell

When William Campbell Irving was born on 6 January 1870, in Calton, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Fred Irving, was 41 and his mother, Ann McIsaac, was 36. He married Isabella Murray Lauder on 21 October 1861, in Tradeston, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. He lived in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States in 1880.

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William Campbell Irving
1870–
Isabella Murray Lauder

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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Modoc War

Age 2

Hostilities between Modoc Indians and white settlers resulted in the Modoc War during 1872-1873. A Modoc band of nearly 200 people, led by Captain Jack Kintpuash, was fleeing a forced relocation to a reservation occupied by their enemies, the Klamaths. The band had returned to their former land on Lost River, which now had white settlers occupying the area. The conflict erupted on November 29, 1872, when 40 troops were sent to move the Modocs back to the reservation. An argument erupted and shots were fired. Several were killed and the Modocs fled to “The Stronghold,” a large, cavernous lava bed. The holdout went on for months with several clashes. On April 11, 1873, General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby and Reverend Eleazar Thomas were killed by the Modocs during a negotiation. The Modocs lacked resources and supplies and eventually surrendered on July 4. In total, 2 Modocs and 71 enlisted military men lost their lives.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 31

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Irving in Dumfries and Galloway region, which has the same origin as Irvine , with which it has become inextricably confused.

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

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  • William Irwin in household of Frederick Irwin, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Campbell Irvine, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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