Joan Owens Williamson

Brief Life History of Joan Owens

When Joan Owens Williamson was born on 12 July 1909, in Fenwick, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Owens Williamson, was 26 and her mother, Jessie Stevenson, was 27. She died in 2001, in New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand, at the age of 92.

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John Owens Williamson
Jessie Stevenson
Jessie Stevenson Williamson
Joan Owens Williamson
James Williamson
John Stevenson Williamson
Andrew Owens Williamson
Jeannie Stevenson Williamson
David Williamson

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  • Joan Owens Williamson Mercer, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1913 · Leith dockers strike 1913

The Leith dockers strike was a strike that brought the town of Leith to a standstill after dock workers demanded an increase in pay, better working conditions, and shorter hours. The strike had an effect on the local community by not allowing trade to flow smoothly out of the docks. There totaled around 4,600 people a part of the strikes and riots but it ended near the middle of August with no demands met. since then two more strikes would happen at the same location, once in 1983 and, most recently, in 1989.


Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

1934 · Scottish National Party founded.

The party was founded on 7 April as the result of a merger between the National Party of Scotland and the Scottish Party with the help of John MacCormick. Its main objective was to campaign the independence of Scotland from the United Kingdom. The Scottish National Party is the largest political party in Scotland in terms of both seats in the Westminster and Holyrood parliaments, with membership reaching 125,482 members. The party does not have any members of the House of Lords.

Name Meaning

English (Northern) and Scottish: from the Middle English personal name William + patronymic -son ‘son of William’. This surname is also found in Northern Ireland (Ulster), especially in Antrim.

Americanized form of Norwegian, Danish, and North German Wilhelmsen , Swedish Wilhelmsson, or Dutch and North German Willemsen , all cognates of 1.

History: This surname was brought to North America from northern England and northern Ireland independently by numerous different bearers from the 17th century onward. Timothy Williamson is recorded in Plymouth Colony in 1643.

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

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