Arthur William Lyall

1863–1958 (Age 94)
Southend, Argyll, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Arthur William

When Arthur William Lyall was born on 4 December 1863, in Southend, Argyll, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Andrew Lyall, was 42 and his mother, Elizabeth Isbister, was 28. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Jenny Margaret Buchanan. He immigrated to Los Angeles, California, United States in 1936 and lived in Cumbrae, Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1891 and Cathcart, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1901. He died on 26 September 1958, in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 94.

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Arthur William Lyall
Jenny Margaret Buchanan
Andrew Lyall
Mary Lyall
William Buchanan Lyall

Spouse & Children



  • Andrew Lyall


  • Mary Lyall


  • William Buchanan Lyall


Parents & Siblings

  • Andrew Lyall


  • Elizabeth Isbister




  • James Alexander Lyall


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  • Alexander Lyall


  • William Lyall


  • Elizabeth Mary Lyall


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World Events (8)

1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

Age 6

The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.

Age 21

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 28

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.

Name Meaning

Scottish: probably from an Old Norse personal name Liulfr, composed of an uncertain first element + úlfr ‘wolf’, although Reaney gives this as a pet form of Lyon or Lionel.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Arthur William Lyall, "California, Los Angeles Passenger Lists, 1907-1948"
  • Arthur William Lyall in entry for William Buchanan Lyall, "Scotland Presbyterian & Protestant Church Records, 1736-1990"
  • Arthur William Lyall, "California, Los Angeles Passenger Lists, 1907-1948"

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