Helen Skinner Laurie

10 July 1907–4 January 1989 (Age 81)
Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Helen Skinner

When Helen Skinner Laurie was born on 10 July 1907, in Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Robert Alexander Laurie, was 30 and her mother, Helen Skinner, was 27. She married Robert Taylor Meldrum on 9 December 1925, in Kelty, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She died on 4 January 1989, in Inverness, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

Robert Taylor Meldrum
Helen Skinner Laurie
Marriage: 9 December 1925
Helen Skinner Meldrum
John Meldrum

Spouse and Children

9 December 1925
Kelty, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom


Parents and Siblings

    Robert Alexander Laurie


    Helen Skinner




World Events (8)


Age 1

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1913 · Leith dockers strike 1913

Age 6

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.
1934 · Scottish National Party founded.

Age 27

The party was founded on 7 April as the result of a merger between the National Party of Scotland and the Scottish Party with the help of John MacCormick. Its main objective was to campaign the independence of Scotland from the United Kingdom. The Scottish National Party is the largest political party in Scotland in terms of both seats in the Westminster and Holyrood parliaments, with membership reaching 125,482 members. The party does not have any members of the House of Lords.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: from a pet form of Lawrence .2 French: habitational name from a place in Cantal, derived from Latin laurus ‘laurel’, with the suffix -ea.

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Helen Skinner Laurie - Government record: Birth record or certificate: birth: 10 July 1907; Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

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