Janet Taylor Craig

Female9 October 1882–21 January 1944

Brief Life History of Janet Taylor

When Janet Taylor Craig was born on 9 October 1882, in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, James Craig, was 39 and her mother, Margaret Mitchell Meldrum, was 29. She lived in Pollokshields, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1901. She died on 21 January 1944, in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 61.

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James Craig
Margaret Mitchell Meldrum
John Craig
Margaret Craig
Agnes Craig
Janet Taylor Craig
Alexander Meldrum Craig
James Craig
Isabella Crawford Craig
Dorothy Craig
Georgina Craig
William Craig

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  • Janet Craig in household of James Craig, "Scotland Census, 1901"

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

1885 · Creation of the Secretary of State for Scotland.

Age 3

The post of Secretary for Scotland was established in 1885 after the need arose after establishing different departments for the benefit of the communities.

1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 20

The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition was organized and led by William Speirs Bruce. Him along with Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition completed an exploration of Antarctica. They established the first manned meteorological station, the Orcadas, in 1903 and discovered new land east of the Weddell Sea. The expedition was described as the most cost-effective and carefully planned scientific expedition of the Heroic Age. The Orcadas weather station has been in continuous operation ever since.

Name Meaning

Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived near a steep or precipitous rock, Older Scots crag, craig. Compare the synonymous English Cragg .

Manx: either a shortened form of Gaelic Mac Concharraige ‘son of Cu Charraige (‘hound of the rock’) or possibly of Mac Thorveig ‘son of Thorveig’, from the Old Norse personal name Thórveig (from the god's name Thórr + veig ‘pith, strength’).

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

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