Sir Henry Telfer Low

13 December 1880–1964 (Age 83)
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Henry Telfer

When Sir Henry Telfer Low was born on 13 December 1880, in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Barrie Low, was 35 and his mother, Margaret Archibald Telfer, was 34. He married Kate Lily McKay. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1939 and lived in Partick, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died in 1964, at the age of 84.

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Sir Henry Telfer Low
1880–1964
Kate Lily McKay
1884–1946
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Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

    William Henry Low

    Male1874–Male

    Thomas Telfer Low

    Male1876–1876Male

    Mary Barrie Telfer Low

    Female1876–1969Female

    Jessie Telfer Low

    Female1878–1879Female

    Male1879–1951Male

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884

Age 4

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1908

Age 28

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived near a tumulus, mound or hill, Middle English lowe, from Old English hlāw ( see Law 2).2 Scottish and English: nickname for a short man, from Middle English lah, lowe (Old Norse lágr; the word was adopted first into the northern dialects of Middle English, where Scandinavian influence was strong, and then spread south, with regular alteration of the vowel quality).3 English and Scottish (of Norman origin): nickname for a violent or dangerous person, from Anglo-Norman French lou, leu ‘wolf’ (Latin lupus). Wolves were relatively common in Britain at the time when most surnames were formed, as there still existed large tracts of uncleared forest.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henry Telfer Low, "New York, New York Passenger and Crew Lists, 1909, 1925-1957"
  • Henry Telfen Low in entry for Kate Lily McKay Low, "South Africa, Cape Province, Probate Records of the Master of the High Court, 1834-1989"
  • Henry T Low in household of James B Low, "Scotland Census, 1881"

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