John Liddell

22 November 1852–21 February 1903 (Age 50)
Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Liddell was born on 22 November 1852, in Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Liddell, was 27 and his mother, Isabella Dewar, was 34. He had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Helen Kirk. He lived in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States in 1903. He died on 21 February 1903, in Acushnet Village, New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in New Bedford, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

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John Liddell
Helen Kirk
Alexander Liddell
Elizabeth Dougall LIDDELL
John Dewar Liddell

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    Helen Kirk




    George LIDDELL



    John Dewar Liddell


    Alexander Liddell


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    John Liddell





World Events (8)

1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Age 2

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.

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 14

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: habitational name from any of various places in the Scottish Borders and Cumbria called Liddel, from the Old English river name Hlȳde, meaning ‘loud’, + Old English dæl ‘valley’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Liddell, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • John Liddell in entry for Alexander Kirk Liddell and Mary Sawyer Keith, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • John Liddell in entry for John D. Liddell, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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