William Theodore Nairn

Male23 January 1875–12 July 1944

Brief Life History of William Theodore

When William Theodore Nairn was born on 23 January 1875, in Randolph, Illinois, United States, his father, Hugh Nairn, was 24 and his mother, Margaret Jane Wylie, was 26. He married Martha Mary " Mattie" Duensing on 1 March 1905, in Crawford, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Grant Township, Crawford, Kansas, United States for about 35 years. He died on 12 July 1944, in Girard, Crawford, Kansas, United States, at the age of 69.

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William Theodore Nairn
1875–1944
Martha Mary " Mattie" Duensing
1881–1918
Marriage: 1 March 1905
Zilpha Golden Nairn
1907–1960

Sources (7)

  • W T Nairn, "Kansas State Census, 1915"
  • William T Nairn, "Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911"
  • Will Nairn in entry for Nairn, "Kansas, Births and Baptisms, 1811-1940"

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  • Marriage
    1 March 1905Crawford, Kansas, United States
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)

    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

    Age 1

    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    1877 · The First Workers Strike

    Age 2

    The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 21

    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from Nairn (Nairns) near Inverness. The placename is taken from the River Nairn, which derives from a Celtic or pre-Celtic word perhaps meaning ‘penetrating one’.

    History: First mentioned in North America in the Carolina plantation records in 1698, the name appears with Thomas Nairne, a landowner on St. Helena Island. He went on to be a SC assemblyman and an Indian agent.

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

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