David Drysdale

29 May 1816–21 April 1887 (Age 70)
Rosewell, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of David

When David Drysdale was born on 29 May 1816, in Rosewell, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Drysdale, was 32 and his mother, Catherine Paterson, was 25. He married Susan McNeill on 15 August 1840, in Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Beath, Fife, Scotland in 1861 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 21 April 1887, in Logan, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Logan Cemetery, Logan, Cache, Utah, United States.

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David Drysdale
Susan McNeill
Marriage: 15 August 1840
Margaret Drysdale
Robert Drysdale
George Drysdale
David Drysdale
Elizabeth Drysdale
John Drysdale
Susana Drysdale
Archibald Drysdale
James Drysdale

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 August 1840Lasswade, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1817 · Dryburgh Abbey Bridge
    Age 1
    Dryburgh Abbey Bridge was a cable-stayed footbridge that connected the villages of Dryburgh and St. Boswells, across the River Tweed. Before its construction, A ferry crossing service had existed here for centuries. It was originally 79 meters long and was undergoing a period of rapid growth in popularity. The Bridge was completed on August 1 but a few months later it collapsed. Very shortly after the collapse, another bridge was built further downstream. A new bridge, which still stands today, was constructed after the first World War.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 3
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 20
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from Dryfesdale near Dumfries (which is normally pronounced Drysdale), named from the river Dryfe + Old English dæl ‘valley’.

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

    Story Highlight


    Eva Christina Lundberg Wennergren lived at the 4th East Street on the same lot as Dr. Wennergren now lives. Grandmother was very ambitious. She would take her axe and cut willows for kindling. Carryin …

    Sources (18)

    • David Drysdale in entry for Robert Drysdale, "Montana, County Births and Deaths, 1840-2004"
    • David Drysdale, "United States Census, 1880"
    • David Drysdale in entry for David Drysdale, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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