Isabella Waugh

11 April 1862–
Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Isabella

When Isabella Waugh was born on 11 April 1862, in Whitburn, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Archibald Hunter Waugh, was 22 and her mother, Ann Steel, was 24. She married James Aitken on 15 December 1882, in Burnbank, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Linlithgow, Linlithgowshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1891 and Nottingham Township, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900.

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James Aitken
Isabella Waugh
Marriage: 15 December 1882
Thomas Aitken
Anne Steele Aitken
Margaret Aitken

Spouse and Children

15 December 1882
Burnbank, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 1

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 34

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English: of disputed origin. It is most likely from Old English (Anglian) walh ‘foreign’ ( see Wallace ), perhaps applied originally to the Welsh-speaking Strathclyde Britons, who survived as a separate group in Scotland well into the Middle Ages.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Isabel W Aitken in household of James Aitken, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Isabella Waugh in entry for Garald Dawson, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • Isabella Aitken in household of James Aitken, "Scotland Census, 1891"

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