Virginia Faithful McMaster

9 July 1850–18 April 1904 (Age 53)
Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Virginia Faithful

When Virginia Faithful McMaster was born on 9 July 1850, in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, William Athol McMaster Sr., was 33 and her mother, Margaret Drummond Ferguson, was 29. She married William Duncombe Major on 30 August 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851. She died on 18 April 1904, in Layton, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Kaysville, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Duncombe Major
Virginia Faithful McMaster
Marriage: 30 August 1869
Grace Millicent Major
William Duncombe Major
Margaret Elvina Major
Harriet Major
Albert Athol Major
Donald Henderson Major
Dora Elizabeth Major
Robert Bruce Major Sr
Leona Major
Frederick Raynaldo Major
Heber Leroy Major

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 August 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 4
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.
    1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857
    Age 7
    The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Mháighistir ‘son of the master’, meaning ‘teacher’ or ‘cleric’. It could also be applied in the sense of ‘lord’ or ‘owner’. This name was sometimes Anglicized as Masterson .

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

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    Story Highlight


    Virginia Faithful McMaster was born on July 9, 1850 in Dumfermline, Fife, Scotland. She was the daughter of William Athol and Margaret (Drummond) McMaster. Her people were among the first to join the …

    Sources (38)

    • Virginia F Major, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • Virginia Mc Master in household of William A Mc Master, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Virginia Mcmaster in entry for Robert Bruce Major and Luella W Layton, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"

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