Archibald William Boyd

27 February 1877–27 July 1955 (Age 78)
North Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Archibald William

Archibald William Boyd was born on 27 February 1877, in North Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom as the son of ? and ?. In 1901, at the age of 24, his occupation is listed as . He died on 27 July 1955, at the age of 78, and was buried in North Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom.

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Archibald William Boyd
Donald Boyd
Angus Boyd
Alexander Boyd

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1878 · Collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank.

Age 1

Because of a discovery of a £7,000 deficit, City of Glasgow Bank halted operations from November to December 1877. After 10 months after reopening, the bank’s directors announced the bank, itself, had filed bankruptcy. The closure showed a net liability of over £6 million. The bank was so successful with telling people that it wasn’t in error, that the Bank's shares were selling for more than double of what they were actually worth. The bank’s directors were arrested and tried at the High Court. All were found guilty and sentenced to terms of imprisonment. Many Glasgow businesses failed as a result of the bankruptcy and shareholders were called to replenish the bank's losses. One shareholder argued that he had become a shareholder unknowing the fraudulent actions of the bank. Wide effects of the collapse have been seen in limited growth in liability and extensive problems with temporary banking liquidity.

Age 7

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 25

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from the island of Bute in the Firth of Clyde, the Gaelic name of which is Bód (genitive Bóid).

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: Archibald William Boyd - burial: after 27 July 1955; North Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland
  • Legacy NFS Source: Archibald William Boyd - birth: 27 February 1877; North Uist, Inverness-shire, Scotland

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