William Aird

3 March 1821–4 July 1889 (Age 68)
Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Aird was born on 3 March 1821, in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Aird, was 38 and his mother, Janet Thomson, was 36. He married Elizabeth McLean on 4 February 1853, in Newton on Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Spanish Fork, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860. He registered for military service in 1866. He died on 4 July 1889, in Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Heber City Cemetery, Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Aird
Elizabeth McLean
Marriage: 4 February 1853
Elizabeth Stewart Aird
William Thompson Aird
Janet Brown Aird
Henry McLean Aird
John William Aird
Grace Mary Aird

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 February 1853Newton on Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1825 · Museum of Lancashire
    Age 4
    The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.
    Age 22
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from either the medieval lordship of The Aird (Inverness) or from Aird Farm near Hurlford, Ayrshire. Both are named from Gaelic àird(e) ‘height, promontory’, or ‘headland’, from the adjective àrd ‘high, lofty’, cognate with Latin arduus ‘steep, difficult’. Compare Ard .

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

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    Story Highlight

    William Aird excerpt from How Beautiful Upon the Mountains p.261

    William Aird Wm. Aird, born March 3, 1821. Married Elizabeth McClean. Died July 4, 1889, in Heber, Utah. Early in life he was converted to the gospel, became an Elder in the Church, and did missiona …

    Sources (26)

    • William Aird in entry for Henry M Aird, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Wm Aird, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Wm. Aird in entry for Elizabeth Stewart Anderson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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