Fanny Adam

Markinch, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Fanny

When Fanny Adam was born in 1899, in Markinch, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, George Adam, was 39 and her mother, Agness Bones, was 39.

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George Adam
Agness Bones
Maggie Adam
John Adam
Mary Adam
Agness Adam
Isa Adam
Jane Adam
Fanny Adam
Lizzie A Adam

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World Events (3)

1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 3

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.

Age 9

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 15

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

Name Meaning

Hebrew: In Hebrew, the scriptural name Adhám signifies "man," literally earthy or red earth; one authority says the name in Ethiopic means to be fair or beautiful. From this name comes the nurse-name Addy, or little Adam. The Gaelic form is Adambh. Adamina is a female name formed from Adam.

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  • Fanny Adam in household of George Adam, "Scotland Census, 1901"
  • 1901 Scotland Census

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