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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William Stevenson
Margaret Black
Marriage: 5 October 1898

Spouse and Children

5 October 1898
Galston, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings

    Andrew Stevenson


    Margaret McCrae




    William Stevenson


    John Stevenson


    Agnes Stevenson


    Janet Wallace Stevenson


    James Stevenson


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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.

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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