William Stevenson

15 May 1869–
Dunlop, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of William

When William Stevenson was born on 15 May 1869, in Dunlop, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Andrew Stevenson, was 46 and his mother, Margaret McCrae, was 41. He married Margaret Black on 5 October 1898, in Galston, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. He lived in Galston, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1881.

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Family Time Line

William Stevenson
1869–
Margaret Black
1872–
Marriage: 5 October 1898

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
5 October 1898
Galston, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings

    Andrew Stevenson

    Male1822–1889Male

    Margaret McCrae

    Female1828–1914Female

siblings

(9)

    William Stevenson

    Male1849–Male

    John Stevenson

    Male1851–Male

    Agnes Stevenson

    Female1853–Female

    Janet Wallace Stevenson

    Female1854–Female

    James Stevenson

    Male1857–Male

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World Events (8)

1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 5

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.
1884

Age 15

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 33

The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition was organized and led by William Speirs Bruce. Him along with Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition completed an exploration of Antarctica. They established the first manned meteorological station, the Orcadas, in 1903 and discovered new land east of the Weddell Sea. The expedition was described as the most cost-effective and carefully planned scientific expedition of the Heroic Age. The Orcadas weather station has been in continuous operation ever since.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Steven . As a North American surname, it has assimilated some European cognates such as Stefan and Steffen and their derivatives.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Stevenson in household of Andrew Stevenson, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • William Stevenson in household of Andrew Stevenson, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • 1901 British Isles Census

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