Lizzie Telford

1911–2012 (Age 100)
Renfrew, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Lizzie

When Lizzie Telford was born on 22 July 1911, in Renfrew, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Samuel Telford, was 30 and her mother, Susanna Mitchel, was 36. She married Daniel Livingstone McNair in 1939, in Renfrew, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. She died in May 2012, in her hometown, at the age of 100.

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Lizzie Telford
Daniel Livingstone McNair
Marriage: 1939

Spouse & Children

Renfrew, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

Parents & Siblings

  • Samuel Telford


  • Susanna Mitchel




  • Mary Agnes Telford


  • Female1911–2012Female

World Events (8)

1913 · Leith dockers strike 1913

Age 2

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.

Age 3

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.
1938 · The Empire Exhibition, Scotland is held at Bellahouston Park, Glasgow.

Age 27

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English (Northumbria): not, as its form would imply, a habitational name, even though there is a place in Shropshire so called, but a variant of Telfer , assimilated to the pattern of habitational names in -ford. The Shropshire place is a new town, named after the celebrated Scottish civil engineer Thomas Telford ( 1757–1834 ).

Possible Related Names

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

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