James Grier

8 May 1876–
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Grier was born on 8 May 1876, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Charles Elgin Grier, was 39 and his mother, Catherine Buchanan, was 38.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Charles Elgin Grier
Catherine Buchanan
Rachel Grier
Henry Buchanan Grier
Ann Grier
Catherine Grier
Elizabeth Frances Grier
James Grier

Parents and Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1878 · Collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank.

Age 2

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.

Age 8

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Age 32

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

Scottish: from the personal name Grier, a common medieval Scottish vernacular form of Gregory .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • James Grier in household of Charles Grier, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • James Grier in household of Charles Grier, "Scotland Census, 1891"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.