William Whyte Easton

Maleabout 1878–

Brief Life History of William Whyte

When William Whyte Easton was born about 1878, in Polmont, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, David Marshall Easton, was 31 and his mother, Jeanie White, was 29.

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Family Time Line

David Marshall Easton
1848–1893
Jeanie White
1850–1903
John Easton
1876–
William Whyte Easton
1878–
Martha Lindsay Easton
1880–
Elizabeth Easton
1882–
David Marshall Easton
1886–
George Easton
1888–
Robert Easton
1890–

Sources (2)

  • William W Easton in household of David Easton, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • William Easton in household of David Easton, "Scotland Census, 1891"

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Siblings (7)

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World Events (8)

1878 · Collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank.

Age 0

Because of a discovery of a £7,000 deficit, City of Glasgow Bank halted operations from November to December 1877. After 10 months after reopening, the bank’s directors announced the bank, itself, had filed bankruptcy. The closure showed a net liability of over £6 million. The bank was so successful with telling people that it wasn’t in error, that the Bank's shares were selling for more than double of what they were actually worth. The bank’s directors were arrested and tried at the High Court. All were found guilty and sentenced to terms of imprisonment. Many Glasgow businesses failed as a result of the bankruptcy and shareholders were called to replenish the bank's losses. One shareholder argued that he had become a shareholder unknowing the fraudulent actions of the bank. Wide effects of the collapse have been seen in limited growth in liability and extensive problems with temporary banking liquidity.

1884

Age 6

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

1913 · Leith dockers strike 1913

Age 35

The Leith dockers strike was a strike that brought the town of Leith to a standstill after dock workers demanded an increase in pay, better working conditions, and shorter hours. The strike had an effect on the local community by not allowing trade to flow smoothly out of the docks. There totaled around 4,600 people a part of the strikes and riots but it ended near the middle of August with no demands met. since then two more strikes would happen at the same location, once in 1983 and, most recently, in 1989.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of the many places in England called Easton ‘the eastern village, estate, or manor’ (Berkshire, Cumberland, East Yorkshire, Hampshire, Huntingdonshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Somerset, Wiltshire), as well as from Easton (Peeblesshire) or Easton near Bathgate (West Lothian) in Scotland. The name may also arise from any of the places called Easton which have different etymologies, in Devon, Essex, and Northamptonshire. Easton in Devon gets its first element from the genitive case of the Old English personal name Ælfrīc (Old English ælf ‘elf’ + rīc ‘power’) or Athelrīc (Old English athel ‘noble’ + rīc ‘power’). Easton Neston in Northamptonshire arises from Old English Ēadstānestūn ‘settlement of Ēadstān’, a personal name composed of the elements ēad ‘prosperity, riches’ + stān ‘stone’. Great and Little Easton in Essex are from the Old English personal name Æga + stān(as) ‘stone(s)’.

English and Scottish: topographic name from Middle English (bi) este(n) tune (Old English be ēastan tūne), denoting someone who lived at the east end of a village, or from Middle English atte(n) este(n) tune ‘at (the place to) the east of the village’, a type of formation particular to Sussex. Compare Weston , Sutton , and Outen .

English: from the Middle English personal name Estan (Old English Ēadstān, from ēad ‘prosperity’ + stān ‘stone’).

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

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