Florence Flo Wilson Hay

1883–1974 (Age 91)
Kilmacrenan, County Donegal, Ireland

The Life of Florence Flo Wilson

When Florence Flo Wilson Hay was born in 1883, in Kilmacrenan, County Donegal, Ireland, her father, William Hay, was 46 and her mother, Elizabeth Culbert, was 41. She married Robert Gaff on 17 September 1909. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died in 1974, in Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

Robert Gaff
1880–
Florence Flo Wilson Hay
1883–1974
Marriage: 17 September 1909
Nora Gaff
1910–1997

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
17 September 1909
children

(1)

    Nora Gaff

    Female1910–1997Female

Parents and Siblings

    William Hay

    Male1837–1921Male

    Elizabeth Culbert

    Female1842–1925Female

siblings

(9)

    Moses Hay

    Male1864–1933Male

    William Hay

    Male1866–Male

    Female1867–1952Female

    Female1869–1961Female

    Male1872–1961Male

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1884

Age 1

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1885 · Creation of the Secretary of State for Scotland.

Age 2

The post of Secretary for Scotland was established in 1885 after the need arose after establishing different departments for the benefit of the communities.
1913 · Leith dockers strike 1913

Age 30

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.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: topographic name for someone who lived by an enclosure, Middle English hay(e), heye (Old English (ge)hæg, which after the Norman Conquest became confused with the related Old French term haye ‘hedge’, of Germanic origin). Alternatively, it may be a habitational name from any of various places named with this word, including Les Hays and La Haye in Normandy. The Old French and Middle English word was used in particular to denote an enclosed forest. Compare Haywood . This name was taken to Ireland (County Wexford) by the Normans.2 Scottish and English: nickname for a tall man, from Middle English hay, hey ‘tall’, ‘high’ (Old English hēah).3 Scottish and English: from the medieval personal name Hay, which represented in part the Old English byname Hēah ‘tall’, in part a short form of the various compound names with the first element hēah ‘high’.

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

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