Janet Thom

15 April 1849–26 March 1936 (Age 87)
Dunbarney, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Janet

When Janet Thom was born on 15 April 1849, in Dunbarney, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Thom, was 40 and her mother, Alison Nicoll, was 40. She married Alexander Geekie on 4 December 1874, in Kinclaven, Perthshire, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Douglas and Angus, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1881. She died on 26 March 1936, in Monifieth, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 86, and was buried in Dundee City, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Geekie
Janet Thom
Marriage: 4 December 1874
Alexander Geekie
James Thom Geekie
Alison Ann Geekie
William Geekie
John Geekie
Thomas Young Geekie
Jane Ann Geekie
Charles Spalding Geekie

Spouse and Children

4 December 1874
Kinclaven, Perthshire, Scotland


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Thom


    Alison Nicoll




    Andrew Thom


    Alison Thom


    Ann Thom


    Margaret Thom


    Elisabeth Thom


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Age 5

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 8

The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.
1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 25

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish and French: from a short form of Thomas .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Janet Thom in entry for Alexander Geekie, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"
  • Mrs Geekie in entry for Alexander Geekie, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"
  • Mrs Geekie in entry for Alexander Geekie, "British Newspaper Archive, Family Notices"

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