William Goodwin Edmond

1877–
Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of William Goodwin

When William Goodwin Edmond was born on 15 August 1877, in Rutherglen, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Edmond, was 29 and his mother, Martha Goodwin, was 24.

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Family Time Line

John Edmond
1847–
Martha Goodwin
1853–
Charlotte Thomson Edmond
1876–
William Goodwin Edmond
1877–
Margaret Noble Edmond
1879–1880
Thomas Edmond
1881–
Martha Edmond
1882–
Margaret Edmond
1884–1884
John Edmond
1885–
Janet Warrington Edmond
1887–
David Edmond
1889–

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World Events (3)

1878 · Collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank.

Age 1

Because of a discovery of a £7,000 deficit, City of Glasgow Bank halted operations from November to December 1877. After 10 months after reopening, the bank’s directors announced the bank, itself, had filed bankruptcy. The closure showed a net liability of over £6 million. The bank was so successful with telling people that it wasn’t in error, that the Bank's shares were selling for more than double of what they were actually worth. The bank’s directors were arrested and tried at the High Court. All were found guilty and sentenced to terms of imprisonment. Many Glasgow businesses failed as a result of the bankruptcy and shareholders were called to replenish the bank's losses. One shareholder argued that he had become a shareholder unknowing the fraudulent actions of the bank. Wide effects of the collapse have been seen in limited growth in liability and extensive problems with temporary banking liquidity.
1884

Age 7

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1908

Age 31

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, and French: from the Middle English personal name Edmund (Old English Ēadmund), composed of the elements ēad ‘prosperity’, ‘fortune’ + mund ‘protection’. In medieval England and France the name was often bestowed in honor of the East Anglian King St. Edmund the Martyr (died 869 ), who was killed by pagan Danish invaders, and about whom many legends grew up.

Possible Related Names

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

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