Elizabeth Henderson Dunbar

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Henderson

When Elizabeth Henderson Dunbar was born on 17 January 1903, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, her father, Alexander Dunbar, was 30 and her mother, Margaret Rankin McQueen, was 33. She married Arichbald Ross Duncan on 12 January 1923, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1901. She died in October 1986, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Arichbald Ross Duncan
1900–1963
Elizabeth Henderson Dunbar
1903–1986
Marriage: 12 January 1923
Archibald Ross Duncan
1926–2011
Mary Dunbar Duncan
1932–2024
Elizabeth Dunbar Duncan
1934–2022

Sources (1)

  • Elizabeth Dunbar in household of Alexander Dunbar, "Scotland Census, 1901"

World Events (8)

1905 · Stornoway Town Hall

Stornoway Town Hall was the first town hall in Stornoway Scotland but burned down in 1918. The clock tower on the building became famous after Calum Kennedy named a song after the town called ‘Lovely Stornoway’. The current building is still being used as a multi-purpose venue. Hosting different commercial and community activities.

1908

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

1927 · Kilmarnock War Memorial

The Kilmarnock War Memorial was built to pay tribute to all residents of Kilmarnock who fought in World War I. Most of the building is accessible to the public and names of the people who died line the walkways inside and out. After World War II, additions were made adding the names of those who gave their lives in World War II.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from Dunbar, a place on the North Sea coast near Edinburgh, named with Gaelic dùn ‘fort’ + barr ‘top, summit’.

History: A family of this name were granted the lands of Dunbar by Malcolm III (1058–1093), and later acquired the earldoms of Dunbar and March. These earldoms were then withdrawn from the family by James I in 1434.

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

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