Helen Mair

19 May 1858–
Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Helen

When Helen Mair was born on 19 May 1858, in Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Adam or Archibald Mair, was 41 and her mother, Ann Vassie, was 34. She married John Anton McCreath on 21 March 1893, in Symington, Ayrshire, Scotland.

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John Anton McCreath
Helen Mair
Marriage: 21 March 1893

Spouse and Children

    John Anton McCreath



21 March 1893
Symington, Ayrshire, Scotland

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World Events (8)

1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 10

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.

Age 26

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1890 · Opening of the Forth Railway Bridge.

Age 32

The Forth Bridge is a railway bridge across the Firth of Forth river in the east of Scotland, 9 miles west of Edinburgh City Center. It is considered as a symbol of Scotland and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was opened on 4 March and was the longest single cantilever bridge span in the world until 1919. It is still in operation.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: occupational name for an officer of the courts whose functions resembled those of an English beadle (i.e. a minor official who dealt with petty offenders) and who was known as a mair. Compare Mayer 1. Reaney remarks that this title was used not only of the king's herald or sergeant but also of such officers as a head forester.2 Jewish: variant of Meyer 2.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Helen Mair, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Helen Mair - Church record: death: 5 May 1919; Tarbolton, Ayrshire, Scotland

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