George Steel Hay

23 October 1893–
Dreghorn, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of George Steel

When George Steel Hay was born on 23 October 1893, in Dreghorn, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Hay, was 44 and his mother, Agnes Mulholland, was 39.

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Family Time Line

John Hay
1849–
Agnes Mulholland
1854–1930
Jean Hay
1869–
Martha Hay
1872–1941
William Hay
1875–1963
Andrew Donaldson Hay
1876–
John Hay
1879–
Jessie Brown Hay
1881–
Thomas Mullholand Hay
1883–1953
James Hay
1885–
Jane Harvie Hay
1887–
Alexander Brown Hay
1889–
Agnes Hay
1892–
George Steel Hay
1893–

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World Events (3)

1896 · Opening of the Glasgow Subway.

Age 3

The Glasgow Subway opened on 14 December and is the third-oldest underground metro system in the world. It is one of very few subways that have a running gauge of 4 feet, but its twin circular lines were never expanded.
1908

Age 15

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1914

Age 21

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure, Middle English hay(e), heye (Old English (ge)hæg, which after the Norman Conquest became confused with the related Old French term haye ‘hedge’, of Germanic origin). Alternatively, it may be a habitational name from any of various places named with this word, including Les Hays and La Haye in Normandy. The Old French and Middle English word was used in particular to denote an enclosed forest. Compare Haywood . This name was taken to Ireland (County Wexford) by the Normans.2 Scottish and English: nickname for a tall man, from Middle English hay, hey ‘tall’, ‘high’ (Old English hēah).3 Scottish and English: from the medieval personal name Hay, which represented in part the Old English byname Hēah ‘tall’, in part a short form of the various compound names with the first element hēah ‘high’.

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