Timothy Main

25 January 1867–
New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Timothy

When Timothy Main was born on 25 January 1867, in New Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Main, was 21 and his mother, Catherine Hunter, was 18. He married Helen Cochrane in 1888, in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Timothy Main
Helen Cochrane
Marriage: 1888
Mary Main
William Main
Archibald Main
George Main

Spouse and Children

Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


    Mary Main


    William Main


    Archibald Main


    George Main


Parents and Siblings

    William Main






    Elizabeth Adams Main


    Janet Gardner Main


    William Hunter Main


    Elizabeth Main


+8 More Children

World Events (8)

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

Age 1

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.

Age 17

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 35

The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition was organized and led by William Speirs Bruce. Him along with Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition completed an exploration of Antarctica. They established the first manned meteorological station, the Orcadas, in 1903 and discovered new land east of the Weddell Sea. The expedition was described as the most cost-effective and carefully planned scientific expedition of the Heroic Age. The Orcadas weather station has been in continuous operation ever since.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: from a reduced form of the Scandinavian personal name Magnus .2 Scottish: topographic name for a farmer who farmed the main farm on an estate.3 Scottish, English (of Norman origin), and French: from the Continental Germanic personal name Maino, Meino, a short form of the various compound names with a first element magin ‘strength’, ‘might’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Timothy Main in entry for William Main, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Timothy Main, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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