Elizabeth McPherson

Female19 September 1899–14 August 1966

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth McPherson was born on 19 September 1899, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Alexander Mc Pherson, was 36 and her mother, Elizabeth Russell Campbell, was 35. She died on 14 August 1966, at the age of 66.

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Alexander Mc Pherson
Elizabeth Russell Campbell
James Campbell MacPherson
Alexander Mac Pherson
Elizabeth McPherson

Sources (2)

  • Elizabeth McPherson in household of Alexander McPherson, "Scotland Census, 1901"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Elizabeth McPherson - Church record: birth-name: Elizabeth McPherson

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World Events (8)

1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 3

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.


Age 9

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.


Age 19

WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac a' Phearsain ‘son of the parson or priest’ (see Parsons ).

History: This is the name of a Highland Scottish clan, part of the Chattan confederation, the founder of which is believed to have been a man named Muireach or Murdo Cattenach, priest of Kingussie in Badenoch in the 9th century.

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

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