Janet Farquhar Ledingham

14 June 1857–23 October 1930 (Age 73)
South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Janet Farquhar

When Janet Farquhar Ledingham was born on 14 June 1857, in South Leith, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Alexander Morris Ledingham, was 27 and her mother, Janet Bremner Farquhar, was 29. She married Martin Christophersen on 27 December 1874, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 20 years. She died on 23 October 1930, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Martin Christophersen
Janet Farquhar Ledingham
Marriage: 27 December 1874
Martin Einor Christopherson
Willard Alexander Christopherson
Victor Christian Christopherson
Janet Christopherson
George Walter Christopherson
Ella Teresa Christopherson
Norma Christopherson
Alvin Roy Christopherson
Edna Margaret Christopherson

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 December 1874Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


    +4 More Children

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    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
    Age 6
    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
    1878 · Collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank.
    Age 21
    Because of a discovery of a £7,000 deficit, City of Glasgow Bank halted operations from November to December 1877. After 10 months after reopening, the bank’s directors announced the bank, itself, had filed bankruptcy. The closure showed a net liability of over £6 million. The bank was so successful with telling people that it wasn’t in error, that the Bank's shares were selling for more than double of what they were actually worth. The bank’s directors were arrested and tried at the High Court. All were found guilty and sentenced to terms of imprisonment. Many Glasgow businesses failed as a result of the bankruptcy and shareholders were called to replenish the bank's losses. One shareholder argued that he had become a shareholder unknowing the fraudulent actions of the bank. Wide effects of the collapse have been seen in limited growth in liability and extensive problems with temporary banking liquidity.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Aberdeen): probably a local habitational name from an unidentified place, possibly Ledikin in Culsalmond, which is recorded in 1600 as Ledinghame. Compare Leadingham .

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

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    Sources (48)

    • Jennet Ledinham in entry for Edna Margaret Christopherson, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
    • Janet Ledingham Christopherson in household of Martin Christopherson, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Ledinghang in entry for Frederick Talmage Mackay and Edna Margaret Christopherson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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