George Easton Stevenson

29 September 1877–2 March 1961 (Age 83)
Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of George Easton

When George Easton Stevenson was born on 29 September 1877, in Irvine, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Stevenson, was 29 and his mother, Margaret Hillocks Easton, was 29. He married Margaret French on 31 December 1902, in Dalziel, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. He died on 2 March 1961, in Dalziel, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 83.

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George Easton Stevenson
1877–1961
Margaret French
1882–1906
Marriage: 31 December 1902

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
31 December 1902
Dalziel, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Stevenson

    Male1848–1909Male

    Margaret Hillocks Easton

    Female1848–1917Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1878 · Collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank.

Age 1

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.
1884

Age 7

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 25

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 and northern English: patronymic from the personal name Steven . As a North American surname, it has assimilated some European cognates such as Stefan and Steffen and their derivatives.

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

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  • Scotland, Death record for George Easton Stevenson
  • Scotland Marriage Record for George Stevenson-Maggie French

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