William McLay

27 August 1908–from 11 April 1968 to 4 November 1968 (Age 59)
Coalburn, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

William McLay was born on 27 August 1908, in Coalburn, South Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom as the son of Robert Burleigh and Maria McLay. He had at least 1 son with Janet Folly McLay. He died from 11 April 1968 to 4 November 1968, in his hometown, at the age of 60.

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William McLay
Janet Folly McLay
James Dyer

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World Events (3)

1913 · Leith dockers strike 1913
Age 5
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 6
Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.
Age 10
WWI ends in November with armistice. The number of UK war dead runs to several hundred thousand.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant of McClay .

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

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