Catherine Lyall

1875–1971 (Age 95)
Dundee, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Catherine

When Catherine Lyall was born on 16 June 1875, in Dundee, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Marshall Lyall, was 48 and her mother, Ann Leaburn, was 41. She died on 5 February 1971, in her hometown, at the age of 95, and was buried in Dundee, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Marshall Lyall
Ann Leaburn
George Lyall
Ann Lyall
William Leaburn Lyall
Thomas Lyall
John Lyall
Grace Arnot Lyall
Alexander Robertson Lyall
Christopher Lyall
Margaret Henderson Lyall
Peter Grieve Lyall
Catherine Lyall
George Lyall

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World Events (8)

1878 · Collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank.

Age 3

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.

Age 9

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 27

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: probably from an Old Norse personal name Liulfr, composed of an uncertain first element + úlfr ‘wolf’, although Reaney gives this as a pet form of Lyon or Lionel.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (2)

  • Catherine Lyall, "Scotland Census, 1891"
  • Catherine Lyall, "Scotland Census, 1881"

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