Robert Douglas Fife

12 December 1855–27 October 1935 (Age 79)
Beath, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Robert Douglas

When Robert Douglas Fife was born on 12 December 1855, in Beath, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Findlay Fife, was 38 and his mother, Janet Fife Adamson, was 41. He married Agnes Murdock Livingston on 15 November 1879, in Almy, Uinta, Wyoming, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Pierce, Washington, United States in 1920 and Parkland, Pierce, Washington, United States in 1930. He died on 27 October 1935, in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Tacoma Cemetery, Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Douglas Fife
Agnes Murdock Livingston
Marriage: 15 November 1879
John Livingston Fife Sr.
Elizabeth B. Fife
Robert Douglas Fife Jr
James Alexander Fife
Ellie R. Fife
Ora Verona Fife
Thomas A Fife
Agnes Janet Fife
Archibald M. Fife
Gordon Randall Fife

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    15 November 1879Almy, Uinta, Wyoming, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 8
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 17
    Historical Boundaries - 1872: Uinta, Wyoming Territory, United States; 1890: Unita, Wyoming, United States
    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
    Age 21
    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: habitational name from the province and former kingdom of Fife in East Scotland, a name of obscure etymology. Tradition has it that the name is derived from an eponymous Fib, one of the seven sons of Cruithne, legendary founding father of the Picts.

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

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    Sources (29)

    • Robert Fyfe in household of John Fyfe, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Robt Fife in entry for Ernest G Butcher and Eillie R Fife, "Washington, County Marriages, 1855-2008"
    • Rob'T Fife, "United States Census, 1880"

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