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.
1885 · Creation of the Secretary of State for Scotland.
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
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.
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’.