David Marshall Easton

Male21 February 1848–12 January 1893

Brief Life History of David Marshall

When David Marshall Easton was born on 21 February 1848, his father, John Easton, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth "Elis" Laird, was 34. He married Jeanie White on 5 November 1869, in Polmont, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Hutchesontown, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 12 January 1893, in Polmont, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 44.

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Family Time Line

David Marshall Easton
1848–1893
Jeanie White
1850–1903
Marriage: 5 November 1869
John Easton
1876–
William Whyte Easton
1878–
Martha Lindsay Easton
1880–
Elizabeth Easton
1882–
David Marshall Easton
1886–
George Easton
1888–
Robert Easton
1890–

Sources (8)

  • David Easton in household of John Easton, "Scotland Census, 1861"
  • David Easton, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • David Easton, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 November 1869Polmont, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

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    World Events (7)

    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

    Age 6

    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

    1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857

    Age 9

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

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

    Age 20

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the many places in England called Easton ‘the eastern village, estate, or manor’ (Berkshire, Cumberland, East Yorkshire, Hampshire, Huntingdonshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Somerset, Wiltshire), as well as from Easton (Peeblesshire) or Easton near Bathgate (West Lothian) in Scotland. The name may also arise from any of the places called Easton which have different etymologies, in Devon, Essex, and Northamptonshire. Easton in Devon gets its first element from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Ælfrīc (Old English ælf ‘elf’ + rīc ‘power’) or Athelrīc (Old English athel ‘noble’ + rīc ‘power’). Easton Neston in Northamptonshire arises from Old English Ēadstānestūn ‘settlement of Ēadstān’, a personal name composed of the elements ēad ‘prosperity, riches’ + stān ‘stone’. Great and Little Easton in Essex are from the Old English personal name Æga + stān(as) ‘stone(s)’.

    English and Scottish: topographic name from Middle English (bi) este(n) tune (Old English be ēastan tūne), denoting someone who lived at the east end of a village, or from Middle English atte(n) este(n) tune ‘at (the place to) the east of the village’, a type of formation particular to Sussex. Compare Weston , Sutton , and Outen .

    English: from the Middle English personal name Estan (Old English Ēadstān, from ēad ‘prosperity’ + stān ‘stone’).

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

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