Betsy Martin Petrie

1897–
Dundee City, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Betsy Martin

When Betsy Martin Petrie was born in 1897, in Dundee City, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Alexander Petrie, was 33 and her mother, Euphemia Samson, was 38.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Petrie
1864–
Euphemia Samson
1859–
John Cuthbert Petrie
1894–1953
Mabel S. Petrie
1896–1979
Betsy Martin Petrie
1897–

Parents & Siblings

  • Alexander Petrie

    Male1864–Male

  • Euphemia Samson

    Female1859–Female

siblings

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World Events (3)

1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 5

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.
1908

Age 11

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1914

Age 17

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

Name Meaning

Scottish: from a pet form of the personal names Peter or Patrick .

Possible Related Names

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

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