Catharine Calder

Female27 January 1836–

Brief Life History of Catharine

When Catharine Calder was born on 27 January 1836, in Dunnet, Caithness, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Edward Calder, was 29 and her mother, Isobel Swanson, was 24.

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Edward Calder
Isobel Swanson
William Calder
Helen Calder
Catharine Calder
Isabella Calder
George Calder
Jane Calder
Donald Calder
Edward Calder
Christina Swanson Calder
Barbra Calder
Janet Calder
James Swanson Calder
John Calder

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    World Events (8)

    1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

    Age 2

    Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.


    Age 7

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

    Age 32

    The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from any of the places called Calder in Midlothian and Caithness, or Cawdor in Nairnshire.

    English: perhaps a habitational name from Calder in Cumbria, named from the river on which it stands (probably a British name, from Welsh caled ‘hard, violent’ + dwfr ‘water, stream’). However, the modern surname in England seems to be of Scottish origin, rather than from the Cumbrian placename.

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