Marion Graham Blackie

1878–20 April 1901 (Age 23)
Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Marion Graham

When Marion Graham Blackie was born in 1878, in Airdrie, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Paul Blackie, was 34 and her mother, Margaret Borland, was 33. She married Frederick Charles Graham on 3 June 1899, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. She died on 20 April 1901, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 23, and was buried in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States.

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Frederick Charles Graham
Marion Graham Blackie
Marriage: 3 June 1899

Spouse and Children

3 June 1899
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States

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    Margaret Borland




World Events (8)

1878 · Collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank.

Age 0

Because of a discovery of a £7,000 deficit, City of Glasgow Bank halted operations from November to December 1877. After 10 months after reopening, the bank’s directors announced the bank, itself, had filed bankruptcy. The closure showed a net liability of over £6 million. The bank was so successful with telling people that it wasn’t in error, that the Bank's shares were selling for more than double of what they were actually worth. The bank’s directors were arrested and tried at the High Court. All were found guilty and sentenced to terms of imprisonment. Many Glasgow businesses failed as a result of the bankruptcy and shareholders were called to replenish the bank's losses. One shareholder argued that he had become a shareholder unknowing the fraudulent actions of the bank. Wide effects of the collapse have been seen in limited growth in liability and extensive problems with temporary banking liquidity.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1885 · Creation of the Secretary of State for Scotland.

Age 7

The post of Secretary for Scotland was established in 1885 after the need arose after establishing different departments for the benefit of the communities.

Name Meaning

Scottish:1. from a diminutive of Black . 2. nickname for a person with dark eyes or one who was reputed to have the power of casting the evil eye on someone, from Middle English blak(e) ‘black’, ‘dark’ + ie ‘eye’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Marion Blackie, "Scotland Census, 1891"
  • Marion G Blackie, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • Marion Graham Graham, "New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949"

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