Rebecca McMurray

Brief Life History of Rebecca

When Rebecca McMurray was born on 20 February 1906, in Dalserf, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Samuel McMurray, was 29 and her mother, Rebecca Wallace, was 27. She died on 6 December 1991, in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 85.

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    London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    1913 · Leith dockers strike 1913

    The Leith dockers strike was a strike that brought the town of Leith to a standstill after dock workers demanded an increase in pay, better working conditions, and shorter hours. The strike had an effect on the local community by not allowing trade to flow smoothly out of the docks. There totaled around 4,600 people a part of the strikes and riots but it ended near the middle of August with no demands met. since then two more strikes would happen at the same location, once in 1983 and, most recently, in 1989.

    1934 · Scottish National Party founded.

    The party was founded on 7 April as the result of a merger between the National Party of Scotland and the Scottish Party with the help of John MacCormick. Its main objective was to campaign the independence of Scotland from the United Kingdom. The Scottish National Party is the largest political party in Scotland in terms of both seats in the Westminster and Holyrood parliaments, with membership reaching 125,482 members. The party does not have any members of the House of Lords.

    Name Meaning

    Irish (northern) and Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Muireadhaigh or Mac Muireadhaich, a patronymic from the personal name Muireadhach ‘seafarer’ (see Murdoch ). Compare McCurry 1.

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

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