William Barclay Meldrum

14 November 1858–18 November 1917 (Age 59)
Cowdenbeath, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William Barclay

When William Barclay Meldrum was born on 14 November 1858, in Cowdenbeath, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, George Meldrum, was 28 and his mother, Jean Barclay, was 33. He married Minnie Sheldrick Harding on 29 August 1894, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He immigrated to Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860 and lived in Ward 3 Provo, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 18 November 1917, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Barclay Meldrum
Minnie Sheldrick Harding
Marriage: 29 August 1894
Nellie Irene Conatser Meldrum

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 August 1894Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers
    Age 1
    The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.
    Age 5
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 17
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from a place in Aberdeenshire, firstrecorded in 1291 as Melgedrom, from an obscure first element +Gaelic druim ‘ridge’.

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

    Story Highlight

    The Passenger Ship "Underwriter"

    UNDERWRITER Ship: 1168 tons: 183' x 37' x 30' Built: 1850 by Westervelt and Mackey at New York City, New York In three voyages the clipper ship Underwriter skippered by Captain John Pratt Roberts, ca …

    Sources (17)

    • Wm Meldrum in household of Geo Meldrum, "United States Census, 1860"
    • William B. Meldrum, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Wm. B. Lake in entry for Minnie Harding Lake, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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