Elizabeth Thomson

Female15 January 1869–

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Thomson was born on 15 January 1869, in Kinglassie, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Alexander Thomson, was 23 and her mother, Margaret Fair, was 24. She lived in Dysart, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1881.

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Alexander Thomson
Margaret Fair
Elizabeth Thomson
Mary Thomson
Matthew Thomson
Margret Thompson

Sources (3)

  • Elisabeth Thomson in household of Alexr Thomson, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • Elizabeth Thomson, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Elizabeth Thompson in household of Alexander Thompson, "Scotland Census, 1881"

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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, English and northern Irish: variant of Thompson .

Scottish: sometimes an Anglicized form of Gaelic McThomas; see McTavish , McComish .

Americanized form of Danish, Norwegian, and North German Thomsen . Compare Thompson .

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

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