John Fowlie

26 April 1886–6 October 1974 (Age 88)
New Deer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Fowlie was born on 26 April 1886, in New Deer, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Fowlie, was 23 and his mother, Isabella Simpson, was 20. He lived in Boddam, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1891 and Strichen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1901. He died on 6 October 1974, in British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 88.

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John Fowlie
Isabella Simpson
John Fowlie
Alexander Simpson Fowlie
Hugh Simpson Fowlie
Isabella Fowlie
Jean Fowlie
Christine Mary Fowlie
Ann Fowlie
Georgina Simpson Fowlie
Elspeth Panton Fowlie
Elizabeth Helen Fowlie
Alice Fowlie

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World Events (8)

1890 · Opening of the Forth Railway Bridge.

Age 4

The Forth Bridge is a railway bridge across the Firth of Forth river in the east of Scotland, 9 miles west of Edinburgh City Center. It is considered as a symbol of Scotland and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It was opened on 4 March and was the longest single cantilever bridge span in the world until 1919. It is still in operation.

Age 22

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

Age 27

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

Scottish (Aberdeen): habitational name from a place named Foulzie in Aberdeenshire.

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

Sources (3)

  • John Fowlie in household of John Fowlie, "Scotland Census, 1891"
  • John Fowlie in household of John Fowlie, "Scotland Census, 1901"
  • John Fowlie, "British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986"

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