James Beveridge

14 October 1850–26 October 1926 (Age 76)
Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of James

When James Beveridge was born on 14 October 1850, in Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Beveridge, was 36 and his mother, Euphemia Hynd, was 33. He married Nancy Pearl Seipel in 1873, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Ross Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and Etna, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. He died on 26 October 1926, in Richland Township, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 76.

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James Beveridge
Nancy Pearl Seipel
Marriage: 1873
James Beveridge
Philip Beveridge
Ida Agnes Beveridge
Archie Muir Beveridge
John Beverage
Nettie M Beveridge
Andrew Beveridge
Bertha Beverage
Floyd Lawhead Beveridge

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Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (8)

1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway

Age 4

Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

Age 13

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 20

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

Scottish: probably from Middle English beverage ‘drink’ (Old French bevrage, from beivre ‘to drink’). The term was used in particular of a drink bought by a purchaser to seal a bargain, and the surname may have been acquired as a nickname in this context. Reaney adduces evidence that suggests that the nickname may have been bestowed on a man who made a practice of getting free drinks by entering into bargains which he did not keep.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Beveridge in household of Jas Beveridge, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James Beverage in household of James Beverage, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James Beverage, "United States Census, 1920"

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