Elizabeth McWhirter Hobens

1938–2009 (Age 71)
Calderhead, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth McWhirter

When Elizabeth McWhirter Hobens was born in 1938, in Calderhead, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, David Joseph Hobens, was 44 and her mother, Mary Kilgour McWhirter, was 42. She died in 2009, in Kirk of Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

David Joseph Hobens
Mary Kilgour McWhirter
Ann Armour Hobens
Mary Armour Hobens
Davina McWhirter Hobens
Agnes Hobens
Elizabeth McWhirter Hobens

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World Events (8)

1938 · The Empire Exhibition, Scotland is held at Bellahouston Park, Glasgow.

Age 0

The Empire Exhibition was an international exposition held from May to December 1938 and offered a chance to showcase and boost the economy of Scotland. It also marked fifty years since Glasgow's first great exhibition held in 1888.

Age 2

Winston Churchill becomes prime minister. British fighter pilots repel German air attacks in the Battle of Britain. London and other cities badly damaged in German bombing raids.
1957 · Scottish Television starts broadcasting.

Age 19

Scottish Television was founded by Roy Thomson, the owner of a Canadian newspaper, when he bought the Theatre Royal in Glasgow. Thomson invited Rai Purdy, a Canadian television producer, to become the station's first head of programming. In the months leading up to opening night, Purdy pledged that the new channel would provide first class entertainment. Today it still broadcasts first class entertainment and is the second oldest franchise in Scotland but the Largest of the three ITV franchises in Scotland.

Name Meaning

German and Dutch: patronymic from a short form of Hubert .

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

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