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.
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.