James Geddie

21 July 1879–24 November 1944 (Age 65)
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of James

When James Geddie was born on 21 July 1879, in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Geddie, was 30 and his mother, Isabella Cecilia Young, was 28. He married Gladys Winifred Talbot on 15 October 1907, in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. He lived in Saint George, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1891 and Yorkshire North Riding, England, United Kingdom in 1939. In 1928, at the age of 49, his occupation is listed as geddie was chief assistant engineer on the construction of the tyne bridge with dorman, long & co. ltd. of middlesbrough. in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England, United Kingdom. He died on 24 November 1944, in Middlesbrough, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 65.

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James Geddie
Gladys Winifred Talbot
Marriage: 15 October 1907

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 October 1907Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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    World Events (8)

    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children
    Age 1
    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
    Age 5
    Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
    Age 18
    Part of Zululand incorporated into British colony of Natal. King Solomon ka Dinizulu exiled.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and northern Irish: of uncertain origin. It may be a much altered form of McAdam . Compare Keddie . If this is correct, the initial G- represents a trace of Gaelic mac ‘son (of)’, while Eddie is variant of Addie, a pet form of Adam . It could alternatively be a nickname meaning ‘greedy’, from a diminutive of the Scottish dialect word gedd ‘pike’, also attested in metaphorical application to a person who was a voracious eater.

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

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    Sources (8)

    • James Geddie, "South Africa, Natal Province, Civil Marriages, 1845-1955"
    • James Geddie, "South Africa, Natal Province, Civil Marriages, 1845-1955"
    • James Geddie in household of John Geddie, "Scotland Census, 1881"

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