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Rose Eagle ~ Married John P. Mitchell.4

Thomas Eakins ~ 1844-1916 ~ of Philadelphia and Scottish ancestry, he was famous for painting boating scenes. He was one of America's best artists and was also influential in the development of the photography of motion.14

Wyatt Earp ~ Marshall of Dodge City, KS.14

George Eastman ~ was able to produce his first Kodak camera by purchasing a patent for a visible film indicator from Peter Houston, a Scottish Immigrant to America. Unsure whether Eastman was Scottish.14

Job Eastman ~ d. 1910 ~ Father of Robert M. Eastman. Native of Maine, made his way to the Midwest engaging in the lumber business first in Minneapolis and later in Anoka. He was 84 when he died. Married Kate M. Kimball.12

Robert M. Eastman ~ 1869 ~ President W. F. Hall Printing Co. Born in Anoka, MN; son of Job Eastman and Kath M. (Kimball) Eastman. Ed public and high schools. At the age of 17, he moved to Chicago and went to work as a compositor in the printing business. Gradually he acquainted himself with the different phases of the business and promoted his skills and efficiency so that he secured the position of foreman and superintendent with the National Journalist Printing co. 18 years ago (in 1912) he connected with the W. F. Hall Printing Co. and upon the death of Mr. Hall in 1908, joined with Edwin Colvin in purchasing the capital stock of the business. When he joined the firm in 1893, it was a very small concern. Today (1912) theirs is one of the largest and best equipped plants in the U.S. they erected a building at Kingsbury and Superior Streets which is now the finest and most complete building in Chicago devoted exclusively to the printing business, with floor space of 250,000 sq. ft and a capacity of 125 tons of printed matter per day. Married 1894, Carrie Evers, daughter of William Evers, well-known commission merchant; children: William Evers, age 16 and Eunice, age 6. Mason 32 degree of the Scottish rite attained the Knights Templar Degree of the York Rite. He has also crossed the desert with the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. Republican. Member Chicago Athletic Club, South Shore Country, City Club.11

Sheena Easton ~ Contemporary singer from Scotland.14

Clint Eastwood ~ b. 1930 ~ Scottish, he continues as an exponent of the Old West.1,14

Cora Eberhard ~ Wife John Stewart McGlashan.11

David Eccles ~ A native of Scotland, he was described as the wealthiest citizen of Utah upon his death in 1912.14

Robert Gibson Eccles ~ physician and chemist, born in Kilmaurs, Ayrshire, in 1848, discovered that benzoic acid and the benzoates are excellent preservatives of food. He has been Chemist of the Department of Indian Affairs, Professor of Chemistry in the New York School of Social Economics, President of the New York Pharmaceutical Association, etc., and has written largely on philosophy and science.17

Henry Eckford ~ 1775-1832 ~ Native of Irvine, Ayrshire. On the outbreak of the War of 1812, he built several ships for the American Government to use on the Great Lakes. In 1820 he was appointed Naval Constructor at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and there built six ships of the line. In 1820 he was appointed Naval Constructor at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and there built six ships of the line. In 1822 he built the steamer "Robert Fulton," which made the first successful steam voyage to New Orleans and Havana.17 He gave New York the reputation as the best builder of wooden ships in the world.1,17

Mary M. Baker Glover Eddy ~ 1821-1910 ~ claimed partly Scots descent (from MacNeils of Barra).17

Ann Edgar ~ 1783-1847 ~ Wife of Jonathan French. She was the daughter of William and Ann Edgar of Pelham, MA and Cambridge, NY. She died in Squaw Grove township, De Kalb Co., IL.4

James Edgar ~ a native of Edinburgh, he opened a department store in Brockton, MA. During the Christmas season of 1890 Edgar went to the store in Costume and played the part of Santa. Within days of his original appearance trains were bringing children to Brockton from as far away as Boston and Providence. Within a few years Santa was appearing in stores all over the U.S., just as he does today.14

John Edgar ~ Father Maxwell Edgar.11

Maxwell Edgar ~ b. 1871 ~ Lawyer/ISAS Secretary 1901-03. Born Mount Florida, Glasgow, Scotland; son John and Eliza (Curr) Edgar; ed Scotland and England; came to US 1893; LL.B., Chicago-Kent coll of Law, 1900; married Jeanne Weil, 1900. Sec to Stuyvesant Fish, pores I.C.R.R. 1899-1901; admitted to IL bar 1900. Special asst. Corporation counsel, City of Chicago in charge of taxation 1905-07. Sec Iroquois Club 1902-4, Ill St. Andrews Soc. 1902-4, Ill Tax Reform Assn., 1908-10; pres Ill Democratic League, 1909-10. Member Am Bar Assn. club: Press. Recreation: golf. Resident, Mont Clare, Chicago. Office: 518 Ashland Blk.11

William J. Edgar ~ Died May 22, 1894; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL, by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

Dr. J. E. Edgington ~ Husband of Lulu Laughead.4

Thomas Alva Edison ~ b. 1847 ~ Demonstrated the first complete incandescent lighting system at Menlo Park, New Jersey in 1879. His mother was Mary Elliott, of Scottish ancestry. This "Wizard of Menlo Park" amassed 1,098 patents. Among his most famous basic inventions are the stock ticker (1870) and the mimeograph (1876) which was the first practical duplicating machine. In 1877 he produced the phonograph and a year later the wax phonograph record. He is also credited with the invention of motion pictures in 1894 and talking motion pictures in 1913.14,17

John Edminsteire ~ Prisoner sent to MA in 1652.10

Elizabeth Edwards ~ In 1935, two ladies living at the Scottish Home developed a very close friendship. Agnes Lammie Smith was born in Curnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, October 24, 1853. Elizabeth Edwards was born in Kelso, Roxburgh, October 24, 1850. One day they spoke to Mr. John F. Holmes, who was serving as the Chairman of the cemetery grounds at Rosehill. They asked to be buried in the Society' plot, side by side, in recognition of their long friendship. Both ladies died on the same day, July 9, 1935. The cause of death for both was influenza. A double funeral service was conducted by Abram & Sons and they were buried side by side.

Helenor Edwards ~ Mother James Edward Stuart.11

Wiley M. Egan ~ 1827-1903 ~ Marine Ins./Lake Shipping. Born Ballston, NY; son of William and Mary Egan who were farming people. He moved with his parents to Chicago in 1836, about a year before the incorporation of the city. Between 1842 and 1853 he was a sailor and master and from that time until his death he built and owned the best and finest sailing and steam vessels on the lake. In connection with this business, he conducted an extensive and important insurance business starting in 1857. He was the owner of 25 different vessels and no name figured more prominently in connection with shipping interests in Chicago. He was a leading member of the Masonic fraternity. In 1855, he became a Master Mason in Garden City Lodge. He took the degree of Royal Arch Mason in 1857, became a Royal and Select Master in 1861, attained the Knight Templar degree in 1857 and in the Scottish Rite proceeded through the various degrees until the 32nd was conferred upon him in 1864. He was elected to the 33rd degree in the Supreme Council in 1870. He was a member of the Masonic relief committee after the Chicago fire of 1871. His memory is honored in Wiley M. Egan Chapter, R. A. M.. Married 1849 Mary P. Helm; children: William, George, Marion (widow of Lucian P. Cheney, druggist in Chicago), Helen I. (widow of S. W. Wyatt), and Charles W. Two had passed away in 1912. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1899. Member Board of Trade and Pres. in 1867-68. Elected to represent the 95th district in the general assembly of Illinois in 1871. Union Park Congregational Church. Residence: 1224 North State Street.12

Alex. Elder ~ painter, Franklin street, lost house and furniture in the Chicago fire.

John Elder ~ Made continuous improvements to marine engines which became the world standard and made the Clyde the most important shipbuilding river in the world.14

Rev. John Elder, ~ Minister of Paxtang and Derry churches put together a band of raiders who patrolled the vast area from their settlement to the Susquehanna River to control Indian uprisings.1

George Keith Elfinstone ~ (Viscount Keith) Admiral who assisted Abercromby in Egypt. From 1801 until 1807 he bore the main responsibility for defending Britain's shores against the invasion plans of Napoleon.14

Sir Keith Elfinstone ~ 1864-1944 ~ invented the Speedometer in Scotland.14

James Elgian ~ Indentured Servant Virginia 1774. He was 23, clerk and bookkeeper and sailed on the Active.10

Elinger, Lina ~ 1st wife of Joseph Mercer.4

Andrew Elliot ~ born in Scotland in 1728, was Lieutenant-Governor of New York and administered the royalist government from 1781 to November, 1783.17

George Elliot ~ With only a handful of men, he managed to hold Gibraltar against the might of France and Spain, enduring a four-year siege (1779-1783) and saving the Rock for Britain.14

James Elliot ~ Settled in Savanna, GA 1774. He was 35, a Husbandman and sailed on the Marlborough with his wife.10

Walter Elliot ~ Colonel and M.P. who on the night of May 11, 1941 was fighting a fire caused by German bombs in a neighboring street when he noticed that the roof of Westminster Hall was ablaze. He hurried to the spot and arranged with Chief Superintendent, C.P. MacDuell to use all available pumps to save the structure where William Wallace, the 13th century Scottish patriot, was sentence to death.14

Andrew Elliott ~ 1783, colonial governor. 3

James Elliott ~ b.1730 ~ Of Pasquotank County, he was a successful farmer and held a number of slaves. He became convinced slavery was wrong and freed them.1

Sarah Elliott ~ 1813-1885 ~ Married Isaac Kirkpatrick 1837. Born in the North of Ireland.4

A. C. Ellithorpe ~ Member Illinois St. Andrew Society, 1893. Born Vermont, USA

Colonel Elmer Ellsworth, ~ The pride of Chicago's military forces prior to the Civil War had rested in Colonel Elmer Ellsworth and the Zouave Cadets. Ellsworth organized the Cadets in 1859, and drilled the Cadets with strict discipline both on and off the field. The uniform adopted was modeled after the famous Zouave corps in the French Army. It consisted of a loose jacket of dark blue cloth and red Turkish trousers. They were famous for their precision drill and on a tour of the East for a series of contest returned undefeated. A member of that organization was George Fergus, whose father, Robert Fergus, was born in Glasgow, Scotland. After the tour, Colonel Ellsworth left for Springfield to study law in the office of Abraham Lincoln. When Lincoln was elected President, Ellsworth followed him to Washington. When the war began, he recruited a regiment in New York City know as the New York Fire Zouaves. They were principally firemen and afterwards became known as the Eleventh Regiment of New York Volunteers. When the first call for troops was issued Robert Fergus enlisted and was appointed a First Lieutenant of Company K, 11th New York Infantry, under Colonel Ellsworth. They became the first regiment mustered into service at Washington, D.C., May 7, 1861. They were given the task of guarding President Lincoln and the White House. It was when passing through Alexandria, that Ellsworth saw a rebel flag flying from the roof of a building. Enraged by the sight, he rushed forward to haul it down and was shot and killed by a man named Jackson. That man was immediately killed by Frank H. Brownell, one of Ellsworth's men. Present at the time was Lieutenant Robert Fergus. So overcome with grief was President Lincoln that he had the body of Ellsworth brought to the White House where it lay in state in the East Room. His correct name was Ephraim Elmer Ellsworth. He was of Scottish descent and was the first Officer killed in the Civil War. The Forty-fourth New York Volunteers became known as the "Ellsworth Avengers."

David Elsey ~ Married Mary McAllister.4

James English ~ Prisoner sent to MA in 1652.10

Patrick English ~ Prisoner sent to MA in 1652.10

Alfred Ennis ~ b. June 24, 1837 ~ lawyer; b. Morgan Co., Ind.; s. Mitchell and Nancy (Trent) Ennis; of Scotch-Irish and French descent; attended Franklin College, Inc., finishing 1857; with largest mercantile house, Martinsville, Inc., 1853-9; graduated from Northwestern Christian University Law School, Indianapolis, Ind., 1860; m. Manchester, Ind., 1860, Almarinda, daughter of Rev. Daniel Baldridge, of the Christian Church; children: Walter B. (deceased), Lillie Alice (writer), Luna May (author of "Music in Art"), Alma Viola (wife of George Horace Lorimer, editor of The Saturday Evening Post, Philadelphia). Practiced law at Martinsville, Ind., 1860-71; practiced at Topeka, Kan., 1871-82, and at Boston, Mass., 1882-4; in Chicago since 1884; was general counsel of Pullman's Palace Car Co., 1884-9; since then in private practice, largely corporation and constitutional law, in the higher courts, state and federal; was head of the late Chicago law firm of Ennis, Morrow and McMillan; has attended the higher courts in England and France; has traveled extensively; mem. of Chicago, Illinois State, Am. and U.S. Bar Assns.; writer upon legal topics of current importance. Business address: The Rookery. Residence: 6404 Greenwood Av.20

Abraham Isaac Enoch ~ b. 1819 ~ at Dayton Ohio, husband of Catherine Jane Davis.19

Catherine Ensign ~ Wife of William Henry.4

John Ericsson ~ Swede, whose mother was Scottish, patented the screw propeller in 1836 The Monitor, with its rotating turret, was used against the Confederacy during the Civil War. She was the first ironclad warship in the world and was designed and named by him.14

NFN Ericsson ~ Builder of the Monitor who was on board at the Battle with the Merrimac.1

Dr. Robert Erskine ~ 1677-1718 ~ He was the first of many Scottish physicians to the tsars and was put in charge of all medical services in Russia. His great library became the core of the library of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Peter and Great carried a torch at his funeral.14

Robert Erskine ~ 1735-1780 ~ geographer and Chief of Engineers on the staff of Washington, was a son of Rev. Ralph Erskine of Dunfermline. Washington erected a stone over his grave at Ringwood, New Jersey.17

Thomas Erskine ~ Founded the Bachelor's Club, considered to be the world's fifth oldest club, in G'eborg, Sweden, in 1769. Erskine was member number one and the other 18 initiates includes an Innes, a Greig, a Lyall, a Scott, and a Fraser. The Bachelor's Club in Tarbolton, Scotland, was founded by Robert Burns and others in 1780.14

James Esdaile ~ Scottish physician who claimed to have used hypnotism in 1829 while practicing in India. In 1847 an investigating unit confirmed this. However, another Scottish physician, James Braid, practicing in Manchester, England, wrote a paper on his work in 1843 using the word hypnosis for the first time.14

William Etburn ~ Settled in Virginia 1774. He was 20, a school master and sailed on the Molly.10

Eugenie ~ Last empress of France and wife of Napoleon III. She was the great granddaughter of William Kirkpatrick, a Scottish wine merchant of Malaga, Spain.14

Carrie Evers ~ Wife of Robert M. Eastman. daughter of William Evers, a well-known commission merchant in Chicago.12

NFN Ewart ~ Ensign of the Royal Scots Greys who captured the French eagle standard at Waterloo. Surveying the lost battlefield, Napoleon is said to have muttered, "The brave Scots."

Malcolm Faulkner Ewen, Jr. ~ child Malcolm F. Ewen/Camille Coffee.11

Malcolm Faulkner Ewen ~ b. 1875 ~ Engineer. Born Great Neck, Long Island NY; son Warren and Sarah (Faulkner) Ewen, both of Scotch lineage and natives of NY; ed English High and Latin School, Boston; S.B. Mass Inst. of Technology, Boston, 1897; married Camille, daughter of Holland T. Coffee and Julia (Law) Coffee of Memphis, and Chicago 1904; 1 son, Malcolm Faulkner, Jr. Engaged in engineering work at London, Eng. 1898-1902, at Chicago 1902-4; supt. for Holabird and Roche, architects, Chicago 1904-6; V.P. John M. Ewen Co. (his brother), engrs, since 1906, they were engineers of City Hall, the county building and People's Gas, Light & Coke Co. building, Mentor building, Rothschild's warehouse, the Liquid Carbonic Company building, the Lawson residence and stables, Chicago Daily News building, Plymouth building, of Minneapolis; the Royal Alexandra Theater, of Toronto, Presbyterian Hospital and Borland building, of Chicago; and Scaritt building of Kansas City, MO.; While in London he became interested in the mfr of Alcohol from wood waste and did much experimental work along that line. Four years ago, they erected a demonstrating plant in Chicago Heights, which was followed by the erection of a large alcohol plant for the E. I. du Pont de Nemours Powder Co. and they are now (1912) building a large plant in LA.; dir. Standard Alcohol Co. with Geo. H. Tomlinson invented method of mfg. sugar from ligno cellulose. Mem. Phi Beta Epsilon fraternity of Boston, Western Soc. Engrs. club: Chemists' (NY), University, Evanston Country, Glen View Golf, City Club. Recreations: golf, tennis. Residence: 1430 Sheridan Rd., Evanston IL. Office 525 The Rookery.11

Warren Ewen ~ Father Malcolm F. Ewen. He was a naval officer and engineer who served with Farragut at Fort Sumter in the battle of Mobile Bay an also on the Iroquois and the Illinois. Captured in war, he was incarcerated for a time in Libby prison. Following the close of hostilities, he was for many years chief engineer of railroad construction in Chili and Peru and executed the construction of many famous railroad and harbor works in those countries. He died at 64. Children living in 1912: John M. (of the J. M. Ewen Company; Warren (living in the west), Malcolm; Lillian (resides with her mother in Evanston.11

William Erwin or Ewen ~ born in England in 1775, governor of Georgia.17

G. T. Ewing ~ A Convenanting minister, taught school in Section 9, east of Eden, IL in the summer of 1822.6

General James Ewing ~ c. 1736-1806 ~ of Ulster Scot descent, served in Braddock's campaign and also during the Revolution.17

John Ewing ~ Succeeded William Smith as provost at University of Pennsylvania.14

Thomas Ewing ~ 1789-1871 ~ was United States Senator from Ohio (1831-37), Secretary of the Treasury (1841), Secretary of the Interior (1849-50). He traced his descent from Findlay Ewing, a native of Loch Lomond, who distinguished himself in the Revolution of 1688 under William of Orange.17

Thomas Ewing ~ 1829-96 ~ Major-General was descendant of Thomas Ewing who emigrated to New Jersey in 1715.17

Thomas Ewing ~ 1829-96 ~ son of Thomas Ewing, Secretary of the Treasury, at the age of twenty-nine was elected first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio. During the Civil War he took a conspicuous part and rose to the rank of General.17

W. G. Ewing ~ Member Illinois St. Andrew Society, 1893. Born McLean Co., IL.

William Lee Davidson Ewing ~ 1795-1846 ~ Senator and acting governor of Illinois (1834) was of Ulster Scot descent.17 Rose Eagle ~ Married John P. Mitchell.4

Thomas Eakins ~ 1844-1916 ~ of Philadelphia and Scottish ancestry, he was famous for painting boating scenes. He was one of America's best artists and was also influential in the development of the photography of motion.14

Wyatt Earp ~ Marshall of Dodge City, KS.14

George Eastman ~ was able to produce his first Kodak camera by purchasing a patent for a visible film indicator from Peter Houston, a Scottish Immigrant to America. Unsure whether Eastman was Scottish.14

Job Eastman ~ d. 1910 ~ Father of Robert M. Eastman. Native of Maine, made his way to the Midwest engaging in the lumber business first in Minneapolis and later in Anoka. He was 84 when he died. Married Kate M. Kimball.12

Robert M. Eastman ~ 1869 ~ President W. F. Hall Printing Co. Born in Anoka, MN; son of Job Eastman and Kath M. (Kimball) Eastman. Ed public and high schools. At the age of 17, he moved to Chicago and went to work as a compositor in the printing business. Gradually he acquainted himself with the different phases of the business and promoted his skills and efficiency so that he secured the position of foreman and superintendent with the National Journalist Printing co. 18 years ago (in 1912) he connected with the W. F. Hall Printing Co. and upon the death of Mr. Hall in 1908, joined with Edwin Colvin in purchasing the capital stock of the business. When he joined the firm in 1893, it was a very small concern. Today (1912) theirs is one of the largest and best equipped plants in the U.S. they erected a building at Kingsbury and Superior Streets which is now the finest and most complete building in Chicago devoted exclusively to the printing business, with floor space of 250,000 sq. ft and a capacity of 125 tons of printed matter per day. Married 1894, Carrie Evers, daughter of William Evers, well-known commission merchant; children: William Evers, age 16 and Eunice, age 6. Mason 32 degree of the Scottish rite attained the Knights Templar Degree of the York Rite. He has also crossed the desert with the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. Republican. Member Chicago Athletic Club, South Shore Country, City Club.11

Sheena Easton ~ Contemporary singer from Scotland.14

Clint Eastwood ~ b. 1930 ~ Scottish, he continues as an exponent of the Old West.1,14

Cora Eberhard ~ Wife John Stewart McGlashan.11

David Eccles ~ A native of Scotland, he was described as the wealthiest citizen of Utah upon his death in 1912.14

Robert Gibson Eccles ~ physician and chemist, born in Kilmaurs, Ayrshire, in 1848, discovered that benzoic acid and the benzoates are excellent preservatives of food. He has been Chemist of the Department of Indian Affairs, Professor of Chemistry in the New York School of Social Economics, President of the New York Pharmaceutical Association, etc., and has written largely on philosophy and science.17

Henry Eckford ~ 1775-1832 ~ Native of Irvine, Ayrshire. On the outbreak of the War of 1812, he built several ships for the American Government to use on the Great Lakes. In 1820 he was appointed Naval Constructor at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and there built six ships of the line. In 1820 he was appointed Naval Constructor at the Brooklyn Navy Yard and there built six ships of the line. In 1822 he built the steamer "Robert Fulton," which made the first successful steam voyage to New Orleans and Havana.17 He gave New York the reputation as the best builder of wooden ships in the world.1,17

Mary M. Baker Glover Eddy ~ 1821-1910 ~ claimed partly Scots descent (from MacNeils of Barra).17

Ann Edgar ~ 1783-1847 ~ Wife of Jonathan French. She was the daughter of William and Ann Edgar of Pelham, MA and Cambridge, NY. She died in Squaw Grove township, De Kalb Co., IL.4

James Edgar ~ a native of Edinburgh, he opened a department store in Brockton, MA. During the Christmas season of 1890 Edgar went to the store in Costume and played the part of Santa. Within days of his original appearance trains were bringing children to Brockton from as far away as Boston and Providence. Within a few years Santa was appearing in stores all over the U.S., just as he does today.14

John Edgar ~ Father Maxwell Edgar.11

Maxwell Edgar ~ b. 1871 ~ Lawyer/ISAS Secretary 1901-03. Born Mount Florida, Glasgow, Scotland; son John and Eliza (Curr) Edgar; ed Scotland and England; came to US 1893; LL.B., Chicago-Kent coll of Law, 1900; married Jeanne Weil, 1900. Sec to Stuyvesant Fish, pores I.C.R.R. 1899-1901; admitted to IL bar 1900. Special asst. Corporation counsel, City of Chicago in charge of taxation 1905-07. Sec Iroquois Club 1902-4, Ill St. Andrews Soc. 1902-4, Ill Tax Reform Assn., 1908-10; pres Ill Democratic League, 1909-10. Member Am Bar Assn. club: Press. Recreation: golf. Resident, Mont Clare, Chicago. Office: 518 Ashland Blk.11

William J. Edgar ~ Died May 22, 1894; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL, by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

Dr. J. E. Edgington ~ Husband of Lulu Laughead.4

Thomas Alva Edison ~ b. 1847 ~ Demonstrated the first complete incandescent lighting system at Menlo Park, New Jersey in 1879. His mother was Mary Elliott, of Scottish ancestry. This "Wizard of Menlo Park" amassed 1,098 patents. Among his most famous basic inventions are the stock ticker (1870) and the mimeograph (1876) which was the first practical duplicating machine. In 1877 he produced the phonograph and a year later the wax phonograph record. He is also credited with the invention of motion pictures in 1894 and talking motion pictures in 1913.14,17

John Edminsteire ~ Prisoner sent to MA in 1652.10

Elizabeth Edwards ~ In 1935, two ladies living at the Scottish Home developed a very close friendship. Agnes Lammie Smith was born in Curnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, October 24, 1853. Elizabeth Edwards was born in Kelso, Roxburgh, October 24, 1850. One day they spoke to Mr. John F. Holmes, who was serving as the Chairman of the cemetery grounds at Rosehill. They asked to be buried in the Society' plot, side by side, in recognition of their long friendship. Both ladies died on the same day, July 9, 1935. The cause of death for both was influenza. A double funeral service was conducted by Abram & Sons and they were buried side by side.

Helenor Edwards ~ Mother James Edward Stuart.11

Wiley M. Egan ~ 1827-1903 ~ Marine Ins./Lake Shipping. Born Ballston, NY; son of William and Mary Egan who were farming people. He moved with his parents to Chicago in 1836, about a year before the incorporation of the city. Between 1842 and 1853 he was a sailor and master and from that time until his death he built and owned the best and finest sailing and steam vessels on the lake. In connection with this business, he conducted an extensive and important insurance business starting in 1857. He was the owner of 25 different vessels and no name figured more prominently in connection with shipping interests in Chicago. He was a leading member of the Masonic fraternity. In 1855, he became a Master Mason in Garden City Lodge. He took the degree of Royal Arch Mason in 1857, became a Royal and Select Master in 1861, attained the Knight Templar degree in 1857 and in the Scottish Rite proceeded through the various degrees until the 32nd was conferred upon him in 1864. He was elected to the 33rd degree in the Supreme Council in 1870. He was a member of the Masonic relief committee after the Chicago fire of 1871. His memory is honored in Wiley M. Egan Chapter, R. A. M.. Married 1849 Mary P. Helm; children: William, George, Marion (widow of Lucian P. Cheney, druggist in Chicago), Helen I. (widow of S. W. Wyatt), and Charles W. Two had passed away in 1912. They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary in 1899. Member Board of Trade and Pres. in 1867-68. Elected to represent the 95th district in the general assembly of Illinois in 1871. Union Park Congregational Church. Residence: 1224 North State Street.12

Alex. Elder ~ painter, Franklin street, lost house and furniture in the Chicago fire.

John Elder ~ Made continuous improvements to marine engines which became the world standard and made the Clyde the most important shipbuilding river in the world.14

Rev. John Elder, ~ Minister of Paxtang and Derry churches put together a band of raiders who patrolled the vast area from their settlement to the Susquehanna River to control Indian uprisings.1

George Keith Elfinstone ~ (Viscount Keith) Admiral who assisted Abercromby in Egypt. From 1801 until 1807 he bore the main responsibility for defending Britain's shores against the invasion plans of Napoleon.14

Sir Keith Elfinstone ~ 1864-1944 ~ invented the Speedometer in Scotland.14

James Elgian ~ Indentured Servant Virginia 1774. He was 23, clerk and bookkeeper and sailed on the Active.10

Elinger, Lina ~ 1st wife of Joseph Mercer.4

Andrew Elliot ~ born in Scotland in 1728, was Lieutenant-Governor of New York and administered the royalist government from 1781 to November, 1783.17

George Elliot ~ With only a handful of men, he managed to hold Gibraltar against the might of France and Spain, enduring a four-year siege (1779-1783) and saving the Rock for Britain.14

James Elliot ~ Settled in Savanna, GA 1774. He was 35, a Husbandman and sailed on the Marlborough with his wife.10

Walter Elliot ~ Colonel and M.P. who on the night of May 11, 1941 was fighting a fire caused by German bombs in a neighboring street when he noticed that the roof of Westminster Hall was ablaze. He hurried to the spot and arranged with Chief Superintendent, C.P. MacDuell to use all available pumps to save the structure where William Wallace, the 13th century Scottish patriot, was sentence to death.14

Andrew Elliott ~ 1783, colonial governor. 3

James Elliott ~ b.1730 ~ Of Pasquotank County, he was a successful farmer and held a number of slaves. He became convinced slavery was wrong and freed them.1

Sarah Elliott ~ 1813-1885 ~ Married Isaac Kirkpatrick 1837. Born in the North of Ireland.4

A. C. Ellithorpe ~ Member Illinois St. Andrew Society, 1893. Born Vermont, USA

Colonel Elmer Ellsworth, ~ The pride of Chicago's military forces prior to the Civil War had rested in Colonel Elmer Ellsworth and the Zouave Cadets. Ellsworth organized the Cadets in 1859, and drilled the Cadets with strict discipline both on and off the field. The uniform adopted was modeled after the famous Zouave corps in the French Army. It consisted of a loose jacket of dark blue cloth and red Turkish trousers. They were famous for their precision drill and on a tour of the East for a series of contest returned undefeated. A member of that organization was George Fergus, whose father, Robert Fergus, was born in Glasgow, Scotland. After the tour, Colonel Ellsworth left for Springfield to study law in the office of Abraham Lincoln. When Lincoln was elected President, Ellsworth followed him to Washington. When the war began, he recruited a regiment in New York City know as the New York Fire Zouaves. They were principally firemen and afterwards became known as the Eleventh Regiment of New York Volunteers. When the first call for troops was issued Robert Fergus enlisted and was appointed a First Lieutenant of Company K, 11th New York Infantry, under Colonel Ellsworth. They became the first regiment mustered into service at Washington, D.C., May 7, 1861. They were given the task of guarding President Lincoln and the White House. It was when passing through Alexandria, that Ellsworth saw a rebel flag flying from the roof of a building. Enraged by the sight, he rushed forward to haul it down and was shot and killed by a man named Jackson. That man was immediately killed by Frank H. Brownell, one of Ellsworth's men. Present at the time was Lieutenant Robert Fergus. So overcome with grief was President Lincoln that he had the body of Ellsworth brought to the White House where it lay in state in the East Room. His correct name was Ephraim Elmer Ellsworth. He was of Scottish descent and was the first Officer killed in the Civil War. The Forty-fourth New York Volunteers became known as the "Ellsworth Avengers."

David Elsey ~ Married Mary McAllister.4

James English ~ Prisoner sent to MA in 1652.10

Patrick English ~ Prisoner sent to MA in 1652.10

Alfred Ennis ~ b. June 24, 1837 ~ lawyer; b. Morgan Co., Ind.; s. Mitchell and Nancy (Trent) Ennis; of Scotch-Irish and French descent; attended Franklin College, Inc., finishing 1857; with largest mercantile house, Martinsville, Inc., 1853-9; graduated from Northwestern Christian University Law School, Indianapolis, Ind., 1860; m. Manchester, Ind., 1860, Almarinda, daughter of Rev. Daniel Baldridge, of the Christian Church; children: Walter B. (deceased), Lillie Alice (writer), Luna May (author of "Music in Art"), Alma Viola (wife of George Horace Lorimer, editor of The Saturday Evening Post, Philadelphia). Practiced law at Martinsville, Ind., 1860-71; practiced at Topeka, Kan., 1871-82, and at Boston, Mass., 1882-4; in Chicago since 1884; was general counsel of Pullman's Palace Car Co., 1884-9; since then in private practice, largely corporation and constitutional law, in the higher courts, state and federal; was head of the late Chicago law firm of Ennis, Morrow and McMillan; has attended the higher courts in England and France; has traveled extensively; mem. of Chicago, Illinois State, Am. and U.S. Bar Assns.; writer upon legal topics of current importance. Business address: The Rookery. Residence: 6404 Greenwood Av.20

Abraham Isaac Enoch ~ b. 1819 ~ at Dayton Ohio, husband of Catherine Jane Davis.19

Catherine Ensign ~ Wife of William Henry.4

John Ericsson ~ Swede, whose mother was Scottish, patented the screw propeller in 1836 The Monitor, with its rotating turret, was used against the Confederacy during the Civil War. She was the first ironclad warship in the world and was designed and named by him.14

NFN Ericsson ~ Builder of the Monitor who was on board at the Battle with the Merrimac.1

Dr. Robert Erskine ~ 1677-1718 ~ He was the first of many Scottish physicians to the tsars and was put in charge of all medical services in Russia. His great library became the core of the library of the Russian Academy of Sciences, and Peter and Great carried a torch at his funeral.14

Robert Erskine ~ 1735-1780 ~ geographer and Chief of Engineers on the staff of Washington, was a son of Rev. Ralph Erskine of Dunfermline. Washington erected a stone over his grave at Ringwood, New Jersey.17

Thomas Erskine ~ Founded the Bachelor's Club, considered to be the world's fifth oldest club, in G'eborg, Sweden, in 1769. Erskine was member number one and the other 18 initiates includes an Innes, a Greig, a Lyall, a Scott, and a Fraser. The Bachelor's Club in Tarbolton, Scotland, was founded by Robert Burns and others in 1780.14

James Esdaile ~ Scottish physician who claimed to have used hypnotism in 1829 while practicing in India. In 1847 an investigating unit confirmed this. However, another Scottish physician, James Braid, practicing in Manchester, England, wrote a paper on his work in 1843 using the word hypnosis for the first time.14

William Etburn ~ Settled in Virginia 1774. He was 20, a school master and sailed on the Molly.10

Eugenie ~ Last empress of France and wife of Napoleon III. She was the great granddaughter of William Kirkpatrick, a Scottish wine merchant of Malaga, Spain.14

Carrie Evers ~ Wife of Robert M. Eastman. daughter of William Evers, a well-known commission merchant in Chicago.12

NFN Ewart ~ Ensign of the Royal Scots Greys who captured the French eagle standard at Waterloo. Surveying the lost battlefield, Napoleon is said to have muttered, "The brave Scots."

Malcolm Faulkner Ewen, Jr. ~ child Malcolm F. Ewen/Camille Coffee.11

Malcolm Faulkner Ewen ~ b. 1875 ~ Engineer. Born Great Neck, Long Island NY; son Warren and Sarah (Faulkner) Ewen, both of Scotch lineage and natives of NY; ed English High and Latin School, Boston; S.B. Mass Inst. of Technology, Boston, 1897; married Camille, daughter of Holland T. Coffee and Julia (Law) Coffee of Memphis, and Chicago 1904; 1 son, Malcolm Faulkner, Jr. Engaged in engineering work at London, Eng. 1898-1902, at Chicago 1902-4; supt. for Holabird and Roche, architects, Chicago 1904-6; V.P. John M. Ewen Co. (his brother), engrs, since 1906, they were engineers of City Hall, the county building and People's Gas, Light & Coke Co. building, Mentor building, Rothschild's warehouse, the Liquid Carbonic Company building, the Lawson residence and stables, Chicago Daily News building, Plymouth building, of Minneapolis; the Royal Alexandra Theater, of Toronto, Presbyterian Hospital and Borland building, of Chicago; and Scaritt building of Kansas City, MO.; While in London he became interested in the mfr of Alcohol from wood waste and did much experimental work along that line. Four years ago, they erected a demonstrating plant in Chicago Heights, which was followed by the erection of a large alcohol plant for the E. I. du Pont de Nemours Powder Co. and they are now (1912) building a large plant in LA.; dir. Standard Alcohol Co. with Geo. H. Tomlinson invented method of mfg. sugar from ligno cellulose. Mem. Phi Beta Epsilon fraternity of Boston, Western Soc. Engrs. club: Chemists' (NY), University, Evanston Country, Glen View Golf, City Club. Recreations: golf, tennis. Residence: 1430 Sheridan Rd., Evanston IL. Office 525 The Rookery.11

Warren Ewen ~ Father Malcolm F. Ewen. He was a naval officer and engineer who served with Farragut at Fort Sumter in the battle of Mobile Bay an also on the Iroquois and the Illinois. Captured in war, he was incarcerated for a time in Libby prison. Following the close of hostilities, he was for many years chief engineer of railroad construction in Chili and Peru and executed the construction of many famous railroad and harbor works in those countries. He died at 64. Children living in 1912: John M. (of the J. M. Ewen Company; Warren (living in the west), Malcolm; Lillian (resides with her mother in Evanston.11

William Erwin or Ewen ~ born in England in 1775, governor of Georgia.17

G. T. Ewing ~ A Convenanting minister, taught school in Section 9, east of Eden, IL in the summer of 1822.6

General James Ewing ~ c. 1736-1806 ~ of Ulster Scot descent, served in Braddock's campaign and also during the Revolution.17

John Ewing ~ Succeeded William Smith as provost at University of Pennsylvania.14

Thomas Ewing ~ 1789-1871 ~ was United States Senator from Ohio (1831-37), Secretary of the Treasury (1841), Secretary of the Interior (1849-50). He traced his descent from Findlay Ewing, a native of Loch Lomond, who distinguished himself in the Revolution of 1688 under William of Orange.17

Thomas Ewing ~ 1829-96 ~ Major-General was descendant of Thomas Ewing who emigrated to New Jersey in 1715.17

Thomas Ewing ~ 1829-96 ~ son of Thomas Ewing, Secretary of the Treasury, at the age of twenty-nine was elected first Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio. During the Civil War he took a conspicuous part and rose to the rank of General.17

W. G. Ewing ~ Member Illinois St. Andrew Society, 1893. Born McLean Co., IL.

William Lee Davidson Ewing ~ 1795-1846 ~ Senator and acting governor of Illinois (1834) was of Ulster Scot descent.17

Steve Fairbairn ~ 1862-1928 ~ of Australia, he revolutionized the rowing stroke while at Cambridge University in the 1880's.14

Sir William Fairbairn ~ Born in Kelso, he became an engineer. He developed the idea of using tubular steel as a construction material, which was much stronger than solid steel. In 1850 he invented the crane. In 1830, he built the first iron steamship in the world, the Lord Dundas.14

Robert Falconer ~ was a delegate to the Scottish Societies in 1912, but it was decided that the by-laws prevented the Illinois St. Andrew Society from making a contribution to the organization.

James Farfason ~ Prisoner sent to MA in 1652.10

Frank Farish ~ importer, office and stock of goods on LaSalle street lost in the Chicago fire.

Charles Farmer ~ (Moses?) Child of Thomas H. Farmer and Margaret Halley born in Winnebago Co., Ill.19

Chester Farmer ~ Child of Thomas H. Farmer and Margaret Halley b. ca. 1846; m. 22 Mar. 1876 in Winnebago co., Ill. Jane Baker. They settled in Rockford.19

George Farmer ~ Child of Thomas H. Farmer and Margaret Halley b. ca. 1838 in Vt.; m. 1 Jan. 1867 in Winnebago Co., Ill. Sabra Harrenden. They lived in Rockton, Ill.19

Henry Farmer ~ (Aaron?) Child of Thomas H. Farmer and Margaret Halley born in Winnebago Co., Ill and lived at Howard, Kansas.19

Jennette Farmer ~ Child of Thomas H. Farmer and Margaret Halley b. ca. 1843; m. Frederick Gleasman in Winnebago Co., Ill.19

Mary Agnes Farmer ~ Child of Thomas H. Farmer and Margaret Halley. B. ca. 1837 in Vt.; m. (1) 29 July 1862 in Winnebago Co., Ill. Edward Marshall, b. in England, d. 1866; m. (2) in 1869 John Clark, half brother of Mr. Marshall. He was also b. in England and d. in 1881.19

Robert Bruce Farmer ~ Child of Thomas H. Farmer and Margaret Halley b. ca. 1848 in Winnebago Co., Ill.19

Twin of Robert Bruce Farmer ~ Child of Thomas H. Farmer and Margaret Halley in Winnebago Co., Ill. Died young.19

Stanley Farmer ~ Child of Thomas H. Farmer and Margaret Halley born in Winnebago Co., Ill. and lived at Howard, Kansas.19

Thomas Farmer ~ Born Edinburgh, 10 July 1815. Emigrated to America about 1836. Married Margaret Halley in Newbury, VT in 1837. Moved to Rockton, IL 1839. Was accomplished stone mason and his hands were involved in the construction of many of the historic stone buildings such as the old Stone Church, the present library in Rockton, first school, etc. The church celebrated its 150 anniversary in 1988 and the library is still being used. Moved to Rockford, IL in 1875 and died there in 1880. Information from Binnie Farmer of 1802 Lois Lane, Edgerton, WI 53534. Margaret Halley was born Markinch, Fifeshire, Scotland Nov. 24, 1812, and died Rockford 1888. Her father William Halley was one of the foremost men in the manufacture of linen in Scotland with his principal business being in the preparing webs for the weaver. He and his wife Mary Mackie (daughter of David) were parents of 7 children. William drowned in the St. Lawrence Seaway in 1843 near Montreal while on his third voyage to this country. William Halley s/o William and my 3rd great uncle was born in Markinch Jun 4, 1818. He came to this country about 1833 and spent 5 years in Newbury, VT. He removed west to Illinois arriving in Rockton, IL on June 12, 1838. He spent time in farming and in 1840 he opened a tailor shop in Rockton. He later gravitated to farming and became a very successful farmer in the town of Owen in excess of 1100 acres. He was the first person to put in tile draining in the town of Rockton. In all he used 15 car loads of tile. He held several offices such as Twp Clerk, Justice of the Peace, Assessor and Supervisor.

Thomas H. Farmer ~ s/o Thomas and Janet (Gurley) Farmer, was b. in Edinburgh, Scotland 10 July 1815 and d. 9 Oct. 1880 in Rockford, Ill. He m. 2 Mar. 1837 in Vt., Margaret Halley. Thomas H. Farmer was a stone mason as his father had been. He came to America at the age of 19 with a brother, William, who settled in Hamilton, Canada. Thomas worked at his trade in Newborough, Vt. Until 1839 when he brought his family to Rockton. He laid the stone for the Old Stone Church, the building that is now the Rockton library and other buildings in the town. He owned land in Owen and Roscoe and moved to Rockford about 1875. In his will, made 3 Apr. 1880, filed 9 Oct. 1880, he named his wife, Margaret, and nine children. Charles and Henry are named in the obituary but are not named in the will. The will named Moses and Aaron but not Charles and Henry so they are probably the same persons. Children: Mary Agnes, George, William H., Jennette, Chester, Robert Bruce, Twin of Robert Bruce (died young), Charles (Moses?), Henry (Aaron?), and Stanley.19

William H. Farmer ~ Child of Thomas H. Farmer and Margaret Halley b. 14 July 1842 in Rockton, Ill; m. 15 Oct.1868 Alma Martin, b. in VT. They lived at Rockton.19

John M. Farquhar ~ Medal of Honor Recipient - Civil War. Rank and organization: Sergeant Major, 89th Illinois Infantry. Place and date: At Stone River, Tenn., 31 December 1862. Entered service at: Chicago, Ill. Birth: Scotland. Date of issue: 6 August 1902. Citation: When a break occurred on the extreme right wing of the Army of the Cumberland, this soldier rallied fugitives from other commands, and deployed his own regiment, thereby checking the Confederate advance until a new line was established. Internet

John M. Farris ~ Minister Old School Presbyterian Church. Ulster-Scot. Lived in Anna, Union County.6

William W. Farris ~ Son of John M./Minister/author/graduate of the North-Western Presbyterian Theological Seminary.6

Elizabeth Faulds ~ Mother Henry Major Ashton.11

Sarah Faulkner ~ Mother Malcolm F. Ewen.11

William Cuthbert Faulkner ~ 1897-1962 ~ creator of Mississippi's Snopes family, he won a Nobel Prize and was of partly Scottish ancestry.14

Addie Favor ~ Wife of William J. McAllister. She was from Plano, IL.4

Richard Fenton ~ Settled in Savanna, GA 1774. He was 26, a Canvas Weaver and sailed on the Marlborough with wife & children.10

George Harris Fergus ~ 1840-1911 ~ Born in Chicago, he was the oldest son of Robert, George became a member of the famous company known as Ellsworth's Zouavers. When President Lincoln issued the first call for troops, George became a First Lieutenant in Company K, 11th New York Infantry which was commanded by Colonel Ellsworth. The command was mustered into service on May 7, 1861, in Washington, D.C., and became the first regiment sworn to active duty. Both father and son gave their entire lives to historical research. Robert Fergus was completely Scottish in spirit, and George was completely American. "Robert was a great reader of the best literature. George was an esteemed companion to many famous men. George was direct, forcible, retiring, but always responsive, and master of himself. Both were true to their respective traditions ~ Scottish and American. In their useful careers, they exemplified the ancient motto of the Clan Fergus ~ 'Ready, Aye Ready'."

Robert Fergus ~ 1815-1860 ~ printer, res. l79 State, lot 6, block 3, sc. 15, born in Glasgow, Scotland, August 4, 1815, arrived July 1, 1839. Son George Harris Fergus. Robert Fergus in 1839 issued the first directory of the city. He and his son printed the first decisions of the Illinois Supreme Court, know as "Scammon's Reports". "Father and son published The Fergus Historical Series which consists of some 40 volumes and is the most authoritative history of pioneer days in Chicago and the State. Fergus was a charter member of the St. Andrew Society and the history of Chicago could not be written well except for his efforts. He founded the printing and publishing firm that bore his name and was active in the business for sixty years. He married Margaret Whitehead Scott, who was also a native of Glasgow. Her father was James Scott, a merchant weaver, burgee, and freeman of the City. Both Robert Fergus and his son were members of the St. Andrew Society. Robert Fergus & Sons, office on Clark street, printing house on Illinois street and residences on North Dearborn and Huron streets worth $75,000 in the Chicago fire.

Adam Ferguson ~ 1723-1816 ~ Philosopher who believed that Great Britain's colonial subjects in America were endowed with the same natural rights enjoyed by Englishmen.14

Agnes B. Ferguson ~ Child of William C./Samantha.4

Alexander Ferguson ~ Father Alexander Hugh Ferguson. Native of Argyleshire, Scotland.11

Alexander Ferguson ~ Child of William Ferguson and Ellen Picken b. in Harlem Twp., Ill. 30 June 1842, d. 3 June 1919, bur. Scotch Cem.; m. 1877, Margaret Ralston.19

Alexander Donald Ferguson ~ Child of Alexander H. Ferguson.11

Alexander Hugh Ferguson ~ Feb. 27, 1853-1912 ~ Surgeon. Illinois St. Andrew Society Member 1910. Born Ontario Co., Ont., Can.; son Alexander and Annie (McFadyen) Ferguson (both natives of Argyleshire, Scotland; ed. Rockwood Acad. and Manitoba Coll; taught school for a time and later was instructor in Manitoba Coll.; studied in med coll of Trinity Univ, Toronto, becoming honor grad., M.B. 1881 and later in same year an honor grad., M.D., C.M. of Trinity Univ.; visited Am. hospitals. 1881 and those of London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Berlin; married 1882 Sarah Jane Thomas of Nassagaweya, Ont., Can.; 2 sons, Ivan Havelock, Alexander Donald. Began practice at Buffalo NY 1881, but after 7 months returned to Winnipeg, Can., and practiced there until July 1894; there took active part in founding the Manitoba Med Coll., in which was 2 years prof of physiology and histology, and prof. of surgery from 1886 to 1894; was mem. of General staff of Winnipeg General Hosp., surgeon-in-chief St. Boniface Hosp. and chief operator at Brandon and Mordon hospitals., Manitoba; 1st president Manitoba branch British Med. Assn. and mem. Provincial Board of Health; is now prof. clinical surgery in the Coll. of Physicians and Surgeons (the med. coll of IL State Univ); elected prof. of surgery in Chicago Post-Grad. Med. School and Hosp. 1893 and assumed the duties in June 1894; surgeon to Cook Co. Hosp for the Insane. Apptd 1st Lt. USA Med Reserve Corps 1911. Has devised many operations that are acknowledged everywhere by surgeons. Was decorated by the late King Carlos of Portugal, Commander of the Order of Christ for his excellency in surgery 1906. Pres. Chicago Med Soc., 1910-11; mem. British Med. Assn., Internat. Surgical Assn., Am. Surgical Assn. A.M.A., Il State Med. Soc., Chicago Gynecological Soc., Chicago Surgical Soc.; Fellow Chicago Acad. of Medicine and Am. Assn. of Obstetricians and Gynecologists; ex-pres Tri-State Med Assn. , and Western surgical and Gynecological Assn.; fellow southern Surgical and Gynecological Assn; mem. Miss. Valley Med. Assn.; hon. mem. Michigan State Med. Assn., Wayne Co. Med Soc., and Military Tract Med. Assn. Presbyterian. Mason 32 degree. Recreations: fishing and travel. Residence in 1911: 4619 Grand Blvd. (Residence in 1905: 10 Drexel Sq.) Office in 1911: 32 N. State St. (Office in 1905: 100 State Street).11,20

Arthur Ferguson ~ Scots actor turned con-man. In the early 1920's he observed that Americans would buy anything. He sold 'Nelson's Column' in London to a Des Moines, Iowa, couple for their back yard. Immigrating in 1925 to America, he rented out the White House to a Texas cattleman for $100,000. He almost persuaded an Australian that the Statue of Liberty would look good in Sydney Harbor. He was eventually caught and served five years in prison. He retired and moved to California living in comparative luxury.1

Bessie Ferguson ~ Child of William Ferguson.11

Bryce James Ferguson ~ Child of William C./Samantha.4

Carl Ferguson ~ Taught by Peter S. Smith to play snare drum in the Fitchburg Pipe Band MA making its debut in 1915.1

Charles Ferguson ~ Child of William Ferguson and Ellen Picken b. ca. 1855, still living June 1919. Resided at Lake City, Iowa.19

Charles Ferguson ~ Child of Duncan Ferguson and Agnes M. Hope, b. ca. 1847.19

Daniel Ferguson ~ Father of William Ferguson.11

Duncan Ferguson ~ b. Nov. 1810 in Glasgow, Scotland, d. 14 May 1882 in Rockford, Ill.; m. (1) 9 Aug. 1829, Agnes M. Hope, b. ca. 1811 in Armagh, Ireland, d. 15 Feb. 1862 in Rockford, Ill.; m. (2) 10 Sept. 1867, Mrs. Mary Spellman. When about 15 years of age, Mr. Ferguson attended the University of Glasgow for two seasons and then was employed in the land surveys of Great Britain. For ten years he was employed most of the time in Ireland. In 1837 he came to the U.S. and first located in Pennsylvania. On 3 Nov. 1839, he came with his family to Rockford. He was elected county surveyor in 1840 and held this office until 1856. He was assessor of internal revenue for the second District of Illinois and he was elected mayor of Rockford. He also held several other offices including city engineer, assessor and county treasurer. Children: William G., John, Duncan, Lillie J., Mary A., Charles and Emma.6,19

Elizabeth B. Ferguson ~ Child of William C./Samantha.4

Ellen (Helen) Ferguson ~ Child of William Ferguson and Ellen Picken b. 26 Oct. 1844, d. 25 Nov. 1882; m. 2 Apr 1867 Charles Greenlee (his 2nd wife), s/o John and Helen (Brown).19 Greenlee.19

Emma Ferguson ~ Child of Duncan Ferguson and Agnes M. Hope, b. ca. 1851.19

Ezra Ferguson ~ b. 1832 ~ merchant and inventor of the means of conveying grain on steam shipments without shifting, was of Scottish ancestry.17

Helen W. Ferguson ~ Child of William C./Samantha.4

Howard Ferguson ~ Child of William C./Samantha.4

Hugh Daniel Ferguson ~ Child of William Ferguson.11

Hugh Ferguson ~ Child of William Ferguson and Ellen Picken b. ca. 1853; m. Cora Bryden. Died shortly before Alexander Ferguson (3 June 1919.)19

Hugh Russell Ferguson ~ Child of William C./Samantha.4

Ivan Havelock Ferguson ~ Child of Alexander H. Ferguson.11

James Edward Ferguson ~ b. 1871 ~ Governor of Texas, of Ulster Scot ancestry.17

James Ferguson ~ 1798-1872 ~ He was born in Washington Co. NY and died in Somonauk, IL from the effects of a fall. He married Nancy A. Graham in 1830 and lived in Franklin CO. OH purchasing a farm near the village of Reynoldsburg where they lived until the spring of 1851. They then moved to De Kalb County, IL and bought a farm in Somonauk township. They lived there the rest of their lives. Members of the Associate United Presbyterian Church.4

James Ferguson ~ watchmaker, Randolph street, lost whole stock in the Chicago fire.

James Ferguson ~ 1797-1867 ~ an Engineer employed on the construction of the Erie Canal, was born in Perthshire. He was later Assistant Astronomer at the United States Naval Observatory, and discovered three asteroids, for which he received medals from the French Academy of Sciences.17

James Ferguson ~ Child of William Ferguson and Ellen Picken b. in Harlem Twp., Ill. 20 Aug. 1840; m. 20 Oct. 1872, Addie H. Belknap of Byron, Ill. He was assessor of Rockford City and Township.19

John Ferguson ~ Died January 5, 1898; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL, by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

John Ferguson ~ Child of Duncan Ferguson and Agnes M. Hope, b. ca. 1833 in Ireland. 19

John Ferguson ~ Died March 8, 1910; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL, by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

Kenneth Ferguson ~ Husband of Fannie McCleery.4

Lillie J. Ferguson ~ Child of Duncan Ferguson and Agnes M. Hope, b. ca. 1840 in Illinois; m. 28 Sept. 1859 in Winnebago Co., Theodore A. Bartlett.19

Margaret Ferguson ~ b. 1843 ~ Child of James and Nancy Ferguson. She was born in Franklin Co. OH and married Joseph T. Fulton in her father's house in De Kalb County IL in 1864. In 1928, Margaret and her daughter Clara lived in Los Angeles, CA.4

Mary A. Ferguson ~ Child of Duncan Ferguson and Agnes M. Hope, b. ca. 1844.19

Mary Ferguson ~ Mother of Peter Ferguson Cameron.11

Mary Jane Ferguson ~ Child of William Ferguson and Ellen Picken b. 6 Nov. 1846, d. 23 Nov. 1869, bur. Scotch Cem.; m. 13 Sept. 1867, James Bryson, of Chicago, IL.19

May Ferguson ~ Child of William Ferguson.11

Nancy Maxwell Ferguson ~ 1837-1926 ~ Child of James and Nancy Ferguson. She married in 1882 William John Dobbin in Somonauk, IL.4

NFN Ferguson ~ trekked the 80 miles from Brandon to Bottineau ND in the late 1800's.1

Patrick Ferguson ~ 1744-1780 ~ Colonel and Leader of the British in the Revolutionary War. Fought in the Battle of King's Mountain 10/7/1780. Aberdeenshire-born, he is buried on the battlefield, now a national monument.1 In 1776, he patented the first practical breech-loading rifle. Demonstrations proved Ferguson's rifle to be more powerful and more accurate than those then in use. It was far faster to reload and thus increased firepower three or four times. It could be loaded in a prone position and would therefore save many lives and it could operate under set conditions. It could even be reloaded during an advance. His rifle was first used in battle on September 21, 1777, at the Battle of Brandywine during the American War of Independence. As expected, the new weapon proved extremely effective. However, for some reason which has never been explained, the British general Howe packed up the vastly superior rifles after the battles and never used them again for the balance of the war. During the battle Ferguson, the best marksman in the British army and holding the best weapon in the world, declined, on moral grounds, to shoot an American officer in the back at close range. The officer, he later found out, was Washington. It is interesting the speculate on whether the outcome of the war would have been different had Ferguson pulled the trigger that day and had Howe continued the use the Ferguson rifle.14

Peter G. Ferguson ~ Child of William Ferguson and Ellen Picken b. ca. 1858, died young.19

Ralph Ferguson ~ Child of William C./Samantha.4

Robert Ferguson ~ 37th Rect. New York Infantry Volunteer in the Revolutionary War, he is buried in Edinburgh beneath the statue of Lincoln.

Robert Ferguson ~ produced the first newspaper in Tennessee.14

Robert Ferguson ~ b. 1834 ~ Child of James and Nancy Ferguson. He married in 1861, Eleanor Kirkpatrick.4

Robert G. Ferguson ~ Husband Eleanor Kirkpatrick.4 -

Robert Harvey Ferguson ~ Child of William C./Samantha.4

Thomas Barker Ferguson ~ b. 1841 ~ diplomat and inventor, was great-grandson of James Ferguson who emigrated from Scotland at end of seventeenth century. He was Commissioner of Fish and Fisheries (1878-87), Envoy-Extraordinary and Minister-Plenipotentiary to Sweden and Norway (1893-97), etc. His grandfather was a Member of the South Carolina Provincial Legislature and Member of the Council of Safety.17

Thomas Ferguson ~ Child of William Ferguson and Ellen Picken b. ca. 1849, d. shortly before Alexander Ferguson (3 June 1919), m. Alice Smith of Byron.19

William Connell Ferguson ~ 1846-1923 ~ Child of James/Nancy Ferguson. Born near Reynoldsburg, Ohio, he married Samantha Wood in 1878. He lived with his parents during their lifetime and continued to make the farm his family homestead after their death. He was an elder of the church at Somonauk, IL.4

William Ezra Ferguson ~ b. 1832 ~ merchant and inventor of the means of conveying grain on steam shipments without shifting, was of Scottish ancestry.17

William Ferguson ~ s/o James Ferguson and Martha Mitchell, he was b. 15 May 1813 at Campbelltown, Argyleshire, Scotland, d. 18 Jan. 1884, bur. in Scotch Cem. He m. 31 Oct. 1839 at Cincinnati, Ohio, Ellen Picken. William crossed the Atlantic in 1836 and settled in Ohio. The only other member of the family to come to America to settle permanently was a sister, Mrs. Martha Greenlee. In 1840 William came by horse and buggy to Harlem Twp. And purchased a tract of land in S 24. He then returned to Ohio for his family. They erected a long cabin on his farm and lived there until 1860 when he sold this land and moved to another tract in S 25. William was a carpenter and made furniture and caskets for the early settlers. Children, all born in Harlem Twp.: James, Alexander, Ellen, Mary Jane, William, Thomas, Hugh, Charles and Peter G.19

William Ferguson ~ b. May 31, 1853 ~ Pres. Ferguson & Lange Foundry Co. Member Illinois St. Andrew Society 1910. Born Glasgow, Scotland; son Daniel and Sarah (Pollock) Ferguson; ed. pub. schools, Canada; married Muskegon, Mich., Nov. 25, 1875 Mary Cleghorn; children: Hugh Daniel, William, Margaret (Mrs. Herman Schlifflin of Milwaukee), May, Bessie. Learned foundry trade in Chathan, Kent co., Can., then came to US. Was in Denver 3 years, in Neb. 3 years and later in Ottumwa, IA whence came to Chicago in 1888; in 1898 established the William Ferguson Foundry Co. which changed in 1903 to present style of Ferguson & Lange Foundry Co., mfrs of light and heavy castings, of which is pres. and dir. Independent in Politics. mem. St. Andrew's Soc., Royal Arcanum, I.O.O.F. Club: Press (life). Residence in 1911: 6719 N. Ashland Ave. (Residence in 1905: 4120 Ashland Av.), Rogers Park. Office: Clybourne Ave and Willow St.11,20

William Ferguson ~ father of Ellen Ferguson and husband of Ellen Picken.19

William Ferguson ~ Child of William Ferguson and Ellen Picken b. 28 Aug. 1848 d. after 3 June 1919; m. 15 Oct. 1874 in Winnebago Co., IL. Clara Ada Smith who was b. 19 Sept. 1852 in Kenosha, Wis. They went to Los Angeles.19

William Ferguson ~ Child of William Ferguson who was b. 1853.11

William G. Ferguson ~ Child of Duncan Ferguson and Agnes M. Hope, b. 1831 in Ireland.19

William K. Ferguson ~ Child of William C./Samantha.4

Andrew Ferrier ~ Died January 15, 1899; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL, by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

Michaell Ffossem ~ Prisoner sent to MA in 1652.10

Edward Ffressell ~ Prisoner sent to MA in 1652.10

William Ffressell ~ Prisoner sent to MA in 1652.10

William J. Fickinger ~ 602 Quail Ridge Drive ~ Washington, Utah 84780 ~ Grandson of Dr. John A. McGill.

Harriet Clare Field ~ 1st wife Charles J. Patten. Daughter of Oliver and Harriet (Coleman) Field.4

Alex Fife ~ Settled in Georgia 1774. He sailed on the Royal Charlotte and was 24 and a Husbandman.10

David Fife ~ a Canadian Scot, he developed the first hard spring wheat in North America.14

A. A. Findlay ~ Member Illinois St. Andrew Society, 1893. Born Birkenheard, England

NFN Findlay ~ Successful sheep farmers in Fremont Co., Wyoming "little Scotland".1

William Findlay ~ Died October 7, 1873; buried Rosehill, Sec. D, Chicago, IL, by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

William Findlay ~ 1768-1846 ~ fourth Governor of Pennsylvania (1817-20), of Ulster Scot descent, was also United States Senator and Treasurer of the Mint at Philadelphia.17

NFN Findlayson ~ Successful sheep farmers in Fremont Co., Wyoming "little Scotland".1

John Findley ~ Member of Clan Ogilvy and Member of the Robert Burns Memorial and Monument Committee.

Robert Finlay ~ Came to Sweden from Russia in 1744, became rich, and was ennobled as Finlaij only 11 years later.14

John Finlayson ~ Actor born in Larbert, Stirlingshire.1

Edwin Finley ~ Child James/Agnes Kirkpatrick.4

Ella Finley ~ Child James/Agnes Kirkpatrick.4

Emma Finley ~ Child James/Agnes Kirkpatrick.4

Isaac Finley ~ Child James/Agnes Kirkpatrick.4

James Finley ~ Child James/Agnes Kirkpatrick. Married Agnes May Kirkpatrick.4

John Huston Finley ~ b. 1863 ~ President of the College of the City of New York and New York State Commissioner of Education, is a descendant of a brother of Samuel Finley, President of Princeton College.17

Mary Finley ~ Child James/Agnes Kirkpatrick.4

Paul Finley ~ Child James/Agnes Kirkpatrick.4

Robert Finley ~ 1772-1817 ~ Trustee of the College of New Jersey (1807-17) and fourth President of the University of Georgia, was of Scottish parentage.17

Samuel Finley ~ 1715-66 ~ Clergyman born in Armagh of Scots ancestry, S.T.D. of Glasgow University, 1763, was President of the College of New Jersey, later Princeton University, and one of the ancestors of Samuel Finley Breese Morse, inventor of the Morse system of telegraphy. Tutor of Thomas Jefferson.17,14

Sarah Finley ~ Child James/Agnes Kirkpatrick.4

Thomas Finley ~ Child James/Agnes Kirkpatrick.4

James Finney ~ Married Nancy Jane Kirkpatrick.4

Jennie Margaretta Finney ~ Child of Nancy Jane/James Finney. Married Isaac Trible; living in California in 1928.4

Robert Firth ~ 1830-1903 ~ Born in Orkney, he joined Hudson's Bay Company as a teenager in Victoria. Transferred to San Juan and raised sheep and cattle supplying the company's outposts and Vancouver itself. Became an American Citizen when San Juan was awarded to the U.S. His farm was known as Bellevue and he remained there until his death.1

Gertruce Fish ~ child Dwight Foster Cameron. she married Williston Fish.11

Alice Fisher ~ Wife of John Mercer.4

Mary Fitch ~ Married Rufus Robertson.4

Thomas Fitchie ~ 1834-1905 ~ Born of Scottish parentage, he was an earnest worker for purity in civil life in Brooklyn, NY.17

F. Scott Fitzgerald ~ Born Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald and named after and descended from the author of "The Star-Spangled Banner" he was the depictor of the Roaring Twenties. His best work was The Great Gatsby.14

James H. Flack ~ Husband of Jane Randles.4

Magnus Flaws ~ On November 17, 1905, Clan MacDuff and Clan Campbell held a grand ball at the Second Regiment Armory, which had been furnished without charge by the Colonel in regard to the Burns Memorial. He was elected Secretary. Member of the Orkney and Shetland Society and Member of the Robert Burns Memorial and Monument Committee.

Alexander Fleming ~ Father Thomas R. Fleming.11

Alexander Fleming ~ Died May 16, 1901; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL, by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

Sir Alexander Fleming ~ 1881-1955 ~ Ayrshire-born, he left for London to work as a shipping clerk, before taking up medicine and qualifying as a surgeon. Sir Alexander happened upon a penicillin mold when studying a culture of staphylococci in 1928. His peers were, however, unimpressed with the claims he made for its antibiotic powers. His discovery was successfully refined into a safe and effective drug and in 1945, Fleming, Howard Florey and Sir Ernst Chain shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine.13 He is quoted as saying, "If penicillin cures illness, sherry resuscitates the dead." At his funeral in 1955,it was said that "by his work he has saved more lives and relieved more suffering than any other living man, perhaps more than any man who has ever lived.".14

Cornelia Fleming ~ Child of Thomas R./Cornelia.11

Francis Philip Fleming ~ b. 1841 ~ 14th Governor of Florida (1889-93) he was of Scottish descent.17

Francis Philip Fleming ~ b. 1841 ~ fourteenth Governor of Florida (1889-93), was of Scottish descent.17

Ian Fleming ~ 1901-1964 ~ The creator of James Bond, he prepared for his literary career by being Moscow correspondent for the Sunday Times of London, and In WWII was assistant to Britain's director of Naval intelligence. He was the son of Maj. Valentine Fleming.14

John Fleming ~ the founder and publisher of The Boston Chronicle (1767) was born in Scotland. The paper was printed "on a new and handsome type, a broad faced long primer, from an Edinburgh foundry, and typographically far surpassed any paper that had appeared before it in New England."17

John Fleming ~ Pioneer missionary began work among the Creek Indians at Fort Gibson in present-day Arkansas in 1832. His wife opened up a school and he was the first person to put the Creek language into writing. He went on to work with the Wea Indians in Kansas and the Chippewa and Ottawa tribes in Michigan.1

John Lewis Fleming ~ New Member of the Illinois St. Andrew Society reported 4/4/40.

Peter Fleming ~ Surveyor of the upper part of New York city, who laid out the grades for the first railroad in the state.17

Sir Sanford Fleming ~ 1827 - 1915 ~ produced the Pacific transatlantic cable between Canada and Australia.14

Thomas Rutherford Fleming ~ b. Jan. 18, 1856 ~ Manufacturer b. Perth, Scotland. Son Alexander and Jessie (Rutherford) Fleming; came to Chicago in childhood; ed. Foster (public) School and graduated Chicago High School 1872; married Chicago Dec. 31, 1887 Cornelia Temple: 1 daughter: Cornelia. Began as a boy in the lumber yard of Anderson Lumber Co., bookkeeper and salesman with other firms in the lumber business; identified with the incorporation of the Michigan Lumber Co., and became its mgr and treasurer in 1880. Retired from the business 1889 for about 5 years; finally became connected with the Temple Pump Co., of which, since 1899 has been mgr and treasurer. Mem. Iron Pump Mfrs' Assn., Ill Mfrs' Assn., Nat. Metal Trades Assn., Nat. Assn of Mfrs. Republican. Unitarian. Clubs: Union League, Manufacturers. Recreations: collector of Japanese art, also books; travel. Residence: La Grange IL. Office 17-27 W. 15th Pl.11,20

Maj. Valentine Fleming ~ Father of Ian Fleming. A partner in the banking house of Robert Fleming and Company and who was born in Fife.14

William Fleming ~ 1729-95 ~ surgeon, soldier, and statesman, Councillor and Acting-Governor of Virginia (1781), was born in Jedburgh, Roxburghshire.17

William Fleming ~ Governor of Virginia 1781.14

Williamina Paton Fleming ~ 1857-1911 ~ Born in Dundee, he discovered 200 variable stars and 10 novae after moving to America. A failed marriage forced her to work as a domestic, but fortunately her master was a director of Harvard College Observatory, who encouraged her to become an astronomer.14, 17 See April 1996 History Club Newsletter, page 3

James Fletcher ~ Died September 18, 1909; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL, by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

Ron Flockhart ~ 1924-1962 ~ He was an automobile race car driver and native of Edinburgh and won at LeMans in 1956 and 1957.14

John Foord ~ born in Perthshire, came to the U.S. in 1869; became editorial writer on the New York Times and later editor-in-chief; after 1883, editor and publisher of the Brooklyn Union; editor of Harper's Weekly; leader writer on Journal of Commerce, and editor of Asia.17

B. C. Forbes ~ Founder of Forbes magazine in New York in 1917. He had worked previously at the Rand Daily Mail in Johannesburg. His son is Malcolm Forbes.14

George Forbes ~ Coachman from Dornoch in Sutherland who moved to Massachusetts in 1885. He found employment as coachman to Congressman George Weymouth. When the era of horse and coach passed, he worked at the City Stables.1

James Forbes ~ He invented the seismometer in 1842.14

John Forbes ~ 1771-1824 ~ born in Scotland, was Librarian of the New York Society Library.17

John Forbes ~ born in 1846 ~ son of Philip Jones Forbes b. 1807, became Librarian of the New York Society Library.17

John Forbes ~ 1710-59 ~ General. He was born in Pittencrieff, Fifeshire. Indian fighter and doctor in the Northwest Territories (area south of the Great Lakes) during the Revolutionary period. A founder of Pittsburgh. He was assigned the task of taking Fort DuQuesnen. 1758, he left Philadelphia with about 6000 men, many of them Highlanders and began cutting a road through the Pennsylvania forest. After a reconnaissance party of 800 Highlanders were killed by the French and Indians, the main party arrived. The Indians were looking for food and the French surrendered. Pitt was mortally ill, but wrote a letter to his war minister stating that he had renamed the village Pittsburgh. He was noted for his obstinacy and strength of character and may have been the prototype of the Scotsman of the prayer: "Grant, O Lord, that the Scotchman may be right; for, if wrong, he is eternally wrong."1,14,17

John M. Forbes ~ d. 1831 ~ descendant of the Scottish family of Forbes, was Secretary of Legation to Buenos Ayres (1823) and Charg'd'Affaires (1825-31).17

Malcolm Forbes ~ Aberdeenshire. Started America's most prestigious and successful magazines "Forbes" in New York. He and his son, Robert, made the first transcontinental crossing of North America by balloon in 1973 going from Coos Bay, Oregon on October 4 to the Chesapeake Bay near Gwynn Island, Virginia, landing on November 6. In 1985, the publisher gave a cocktail party for 100 guests, including Princess Margaret. They were piped aboard Forbes's 126-foot yacht Highlander IV by his personal piper. As the party toured New York Harbor, consuming caviar, the publisher was asked why he was exchanging his four-year-old yacht for a new 151-footer. Mr. Forbes replied, "the ash trays were full." (As an aside, Arnold and I were piped onto the Highlander also in Chicago for a tour of the Lake -- Alas, Malcolm wasn't there and there were only 6 pipers!!!) He topped this affair in May 1987 when he threw an extravaganza for 1100 rich and famous people at his estate in Far Hills, New Jersey. The guests consumed almost a ton of Scottish salmon, and were entertained on the lawn by 140 pipers marching through a Scottish baronial stage, complete with artificial mist. Forbes, dressed in a proper black-tie kilt outfit and standing under his chief's crest, greeted his guests while escorting Elizabeth Taylor. To celebrate his 70th birthday, Forbes chartered airplanes to fly 600 guests to his palace in Tangier, Morocco, for a two-million-dollar bash. Once again, he wore the kilt, escorted Elizabeth Taylor and employed pipers. Mr. Forbes, a longtime member of the St. Andrew's Society of New York died in 1990. He was succeeded by his four sons, Malcolm S., Jr., Timothy, Christopher, and Robert, who have enhanced the image of Forbes, started foreign-language editions, and brought out new magazines.1,14

Philip Jones Forbes ~ 1807-77 ~ son of John Forbes b. 1771, was Librarian of the New York Society Library from 1828 to 1855.17

Stephen Alfred Forbes ~ b. 1844 ~ naturalist, educator, and writer on entomology and zoology, is of Scottish origin.17

Steven Forbes ~ First school teacher in Chicago. He was engaged by Lt. David Hunter, later General Hunter and he opened school June, 1830 at Michigan Ave & Randolph. He had some 25 pupils. Only 1 in 18 could read or write.

Thomas Forbes ~ Scots partner of William Panton. See Panton and McGillivray.1

William Smith Forbes ~ 1831-1905 ~ grandson of Dr. David Forbes of Edinburgh, He was a prominent doctor of Scottish origin.17

James Ford ~ Wife, Agnes, from Roxburghshire, moved to US in 1874. They traveled by train into Adams county Iowa to the end of the line. James had to help passengers and crew turn the engine around for the trip back. They were united with relatives in Iowa.1

John Donaldson Ford ~ 1840-1917 ~ Admiral who fought in the Civil War and took a prominent part in the capture of Manila and destruction of the batteries at Cavite during the Spanish-American War, was of Scottish parentage.17

William Forest ~ Director of the Illinois Saint Andrew Society in 1891.

David Forgan ~ Child David R./Agnes Forgan.11

David Robertson Forgan ~ b. Apr. 16, 1862 ~ Banker. b. St. Andrews, Scotland the son of Robert and Elizabeth (Berwick) Forgan; common sch edn.; (hon. M.A. Il Coll. 1903); married Agnes Kerr of Winnipeg, Manitoba, in Manitoba 1885; children: Robert Russell, Marion, Ethel, David, James. At 15 he entered Clydesdale Bank as messenger; immigrated to Halifax, Nova Scotia 1880 and secured position in Bank of N.S.; was mgr of its branch at Fredericton, New Brunswick 1883-8; asst. Cashier American Exchange Bank, Duluth, MN 1888-90; cashier Northwestern Nat. Bank, Minneapolis 1890-5; V.P. 1896-8 pres 1898-1900, Union Nat. Bank which was merged into First Nat. Bank of Chicago of which his brother is pres; v.p. First Nat. Bank and First Trust & Savings Bank 1900-6; organized 1907, and since pres. Nat. City Bank of Chicago. Has written much on banking subjects notably a review of W. H. Harvey's Coin's Financial School," 1894 which attracted wide attention; also "banking as a Profession" and other addresses. Was Western amateur golf champion of U.S. Clubs: Chicago, Bankers, Commercial, Mid-Day, Onwentsia, Evanston Country. Residence: 1112 Greenwood Blvd., Evanston, IL Office 105 S. Dearborn St. (Gave address in 1905 for office as 1st Nat. Bank.)11,20

Donald M. Forgan ~ Child of James B./Mary Ellen.11

Ethel Forgan ~ Child David R./Agnes Forgan.11

James Berwick Forgan ~ April 11, 1852- 1924 ~ Banker. born St. Andrews Scotland; son Robert (the golf club manufacturer) and Elizabeth (Berwick) Forgan, he was destined to become one of the most influential figures in American banking and finance in the early years of this century; ed Madras College, St. Andrews, and Forres Acad., Forres, Scotland; married Halifax, Nova Scotia 1875 Mary Ellen Murray; children: Robert D., Jessie Wilhelmina, Donald M., James B., Jr. First engagement was with the Royal Bank of Scotland for about 3 years; later with Bank of British, North America, with assignments to Montreal, NY and Halifax; later paying teller, afterward inspector of agencies, Bank of Nova Scotia; established agency in Minneapolis, of which he was mgr for 3 years; about 1888 became cashier and mgr of the Northwestern Nat. Bank; came to First Nat. Bank, Chicago as V.P. 1892 and succeeded Lyman J. Gage as Pres in 1900, making the First National Bank the most powerful bank in the west; also pres. First Trust & Savings Bank, Nat. Safe Deposit Co.; chmn Board directors Security Bank of Chicago; dir. Chicago Title and Trust Co., Equitable Life Assurance Soc of the U.S. Fidelity & Deposit Co. of MD, Guarantee Co. of North America, Met. West Side Elevated Ry. of Co., Am. Radiator Co; mem. western board of control the Audit Co. of NY. Treasury Secretary under McKinley. Clubs: Chicago, Union League, Union Exmoor, Bankers', Commercial, Chicago Golf, Saddle and Cycle, Glen View. Residence in 1911: 1415 Dearborn Av. (Residence in 1905: 541 Dearborn Av.) Office: First Nat. Bank.11 So caught up in his work was he that he once admitted: "My life has been absorbed in, and my energy concentrated on the growth and development of the banks which have so commanded my services that my life story has been practically inseparable from theirs."1 He was appointed to the Finance Committee of 1912 of the Illinois Saint Andrew Society. In 1917, President James B. Forgan decided that ladies should be invited to attend the Anniversary Dinners. A strict Presbyterian, he urged the men to reduce their drinking and story-telling, so that the ladies would feel comfortable. An orchestra and dancing was added to the program. Brother of David R.1,2,11,17,20

James B. Forgan, Jr. ~ Member of the Finance Committee reported in minutes of 1/4/1940. President of the Illinois Saint Andrew Society in 1940. He succeeded his father at the First National and was the youngest bank president in America. Son of James B./Mary Ellen (1852-1924).

James Forgan ~ Child David R./Agnes Forgan.11

Jessie Wilhemina Forgan ~ Child of James B./Mary Ellen.11

Margaret Wright Forgan ~ Child of Robert D./Elizabeth.11

Marion Forgan ~ Child David R./Agnes Forgan.11

Robert Donald Forgan ~ b. 1876 ~ Banker/son of James B. Forgan. Born Halifax, Nova Scotia, Can.; son James Berwick and Mary Ellen (Murray) Forgan; grad University School, Chicago 1895; married Miss Elizabeth M. C. Write-Clark of Newark NJ 1904; 2 children: Margaret Wright and James Berwick. In a clerical position Union Nat. Bank, Chicago 1895-1897; Nat. Bank, Chicago 1895-1897; with the Bank of Nova Scotia, Chicago 1897-1900; entered employ of the First Nat. Bank of Chicago in 1900, serving in various positions until 1903, when became identified with the First Trust & Savings Bank of which was elected treasurer 1905. Republican. Presbyterian. Clubs: Exmoor, Edgewater. Recreations: golf and motoring. Residence 1427 Astor St. Office: First Trust & Savings Bank.11

Robert Forgan ~ Father David R. Forgan.11

Robert Forgan ~ Father James Berwick Forgan.11

Robert Russell Forgan ~ b. 1886 ~ Broker/son of David R. Forgan. Born Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada; son David Robertson and Agnes (Kerr) Forgan; ed. Hill School, Pottstown, PA., Univ School, Chicago and Princeton Univ.; married Henrietta M. daughter of Howard H. Hoyt of Evanston, IL 1908. Began business career with the firm of Charles Hathaway & Co. and their successors, 1906-10; assisted in organizing the W. T. Rickards Co., commercial paper 1910, with which has since been identified as officer and dir. Independent in politics. Presbyterian. Clubs: Onwentsia, Princeton. Recreations: golf and motoring. Residence: Winnetka, IL Office 329 The Rookery.11

Alfred Edgar Forrest ~ b. Apr. 22, 1863 ~ Vice-Pres. and Sec. North Am. Accident Assn. of chicago; s. Dr. William Forrest (b. Glasgow, Scotland) and Anabella (White) Forrest (born in England); ed. public and high schools; m. 1st State Bridge, N.Y., 1883, Saidee L. Potter; Children: Saidee, Forrest, Rathbone; m. 2d, Susie c. Kimbrough, at Memphis, Tenn., 1888. After leaving school engaged in mercantile pursuits, coming to Chicago in 1883, and embarking in the insurance business. In 1890 founded the North Am. Accident Assn. as a level premium mutual company there being then no law in Illinois under which a stock accident insurance company could be organized; drafted and had passed in 1899 the poresent casualty insurance law of the state, and two months after law went into effect reorganized his company as the North Am. Accident Insurance Co., a stock corporation, of which is vice-pres. and sec. Republican. Clubs: Washington Park, Hamilton, Kenwood, Chicago Athletic. Office: The Rookery. Residence: 4500 Woodlawn Av.20

Edwin Forrest ~ 1806-1872 ~ Born in Philadelphia he was an Actor and Scot, the son of a native of Dumfriesshire.1,17

William Forrest ~ Chosen to be on a committee for design of the Burns Memorial.

James Forrester ~ Scottish surveyor who opened the Douro River in Portugal to navigation was was made a baron for his contribution to the wine trade.14

Mary Forrester ~ Wife of Abner Warner Graham. she was the daughter of Rev. Robert Forrester, 22 years a pastor in Reynoldsburg, OH.4

Alexander John Forsyth ~ A Scottish clergyman in 1805 revolutionized all firearms by inventing the percussion lock. To do this he developed a percussion powder which would explode when struck by a hammer. Separate priming powder and free sparks were no longer necessary. He then enclosed the powder in metal, thus laying the basis for the cartridge. Forsyth's invention was almost as important as that of gunpowder itself.14

Berobeer Forsyth ~ Settled in Carolina in 1774. He was 22 and a Gentleman who sailed on the James.10

Bill Forsyth ~ 1946 ~ Known as the "one man Scottish movie industry," he is the writer and director of Gregory's Girl, Local Hero and Housekeeping.14

Ellen Mary Forsyth ~ d. 1890 ~ Wife of Albert Leroy Gilchrist.4

George Forsyth ~ Scot from Illinois. On 9/16/1868, Forsyth and his party of 50 men rode out over the floor plain of the Arikaree River in eastern Colorado. By first light 600 Indians had encircled the cavalry party, but Forsyth and his men dug in on a 60-yard long island in the middle of the river. The Battle of Beecher's Island (named for Forsyth's second in command, Frederick Beecher, killed in the early hours of the battle) lasted for a week with the men being reduced to eating the festering flesh of their fallen horses. Forsyth is said to have been reading Oliver Twist when the relief column appeared on the horizon.1

James Bennett Forsyth ~ b. 1850 ~ of Scottish parentage, took out more than 50 patents on machinery and manufacturing processes connected with rubber and fire-hose.17

James Forsyth ~ Major-General in the Civil War under George McLellan. After the war, he led a contingent against the Sioux at Wounded Knee, 200 Indians and 40 cavalrymen were killed. There were cries of massacre and vengeance for Little Big Horn but Forsyth was completely cleared and returned to command.1

John Forsyth ~ 1811-86, clergyman, author, and Professor of Latin in Rutgers College, was of Scottish parentage, and received his education in Edinburgh and Glasgow.17

John Forsyth and Alexander Forsyth ~ The Forsyths of New York State trace their descent to two brothers from Aberdeenshire.17

John Forsyth ~ 1780-1841 ~ fifteenth Governor of Georgia (1827-29), was also United States Secretary of State.17

Robert Forsyth ~ One of the first residents of the Scottish Home.

Robert Forsyth ~ b. c. 1754 ~ The Forsyths of Georgia are descended from this man who was born in Scotland. He entered the congressional Army and became a Captain of Lee's Light Horse in 1776.17

Dr. Samuel Forsyth ~ Assisted Bolivar with his liberating activities and was one of the founders of Peru.14

William Forsyth ~ 1737-1804 ~ The Forsythia is named for him. He was superintendent of the Royal Gardens of St. James and Kensington.14

Forsyths ~ of Georgia are descended from Robert Forsyth, born in Scotland about 1754, who entered the Congressional Army and became a Captain of Lee's Light Horse in 1776.17

Charles Foster ~ 1825-1904 ~ Governor of Ohio (1880-84), was Secretary of the Treasury from 1891 to 1893.17

Elizabeth Foster ~ Wife of David French. Daughter of John Foster, one of Dr. Clark's ruling elders.4

James Foster ~ Husband of Martha Randles.4

James Foster ~ Husband of Martha Dobbin.4

Sarah Foster ~ Wife of John Randles.4

Stephen Foster ~ 1826-1864 ~ Scottish folk-song composer born in Pittsburgh. His first hit, "Oh! Susanna," was published in 1848 and struck a sensitive chord with the Americans moving westward to the California gold rush a year later. Many of his songs are still performed today, including "My Old Kentucky Home" and "Swanee River," which has sold more sheet music copies than any song ever published.1,14

Nettie Fowler ~ Mother of Cyrus Hall McCormick(son).11

Cora Fox ~ Child Alex. Ross/Dora Monroe. Mrs. C. M. Fox.11

Edward Holbrook Fox ~ Member Illinois St. Andrew Society, 1893. Born Boston, Mass.

Hannah Frary ~ Married Samuel Blair. Youngest daughter of Jonathan Frary.12

Alasdair Fraser ~ Scottish fiddler now on the West Coast, hails from Clarkmannan and first came to America on a BBC tour. In 1981 he moved to San Francisco to work as a petro-physicist with British Petroleum. He had given himself two years in the US, but found there was a steady and growing demand for the music he was playing. He now runs the Valley of the Moon Fiddling School and includes in its student body Scots who travel to the US to learn to play the fiddle in traditional styles. Plays with Alex Beaton.1

Alex Fraser ~ Died September 5, 1870 Rosehill Cemetery, Sec. D, Chicago, IL. One of the first residents of the Scottish Home.

Alma Fraser ~ Wife of John Mccleery.4

Charles Fraser ~ 1782-1860 ~ born in Charleston, South Carolina, of Scottish ancestry, first studied law and retired with a competency. He then took up art and achieved eminent success in miniature painting and as a painter of landscapes, pictures of genre, still life, etc.17

Charles Fraser ~ 1782-1860 ~ Born in Charleston, South Carolina, of Scottish ancestry, he first studied law and retired with a competency. He then took up art and achieved eminent success in miniature painting and as a painter of landscapes, pictures of genre, still life, etc.17

Daniel Fraser ~ Technical leader of the Tr'hatte Canal Company which built the G'a Canal between Goteborg and Stockholm, Sweden in 1832.14

David R. Fraser ~ Associated in the Eagle Works, of which P. W. Gates was President and later established Fraser and Chalmers Co whose shops were in Chicago as well as in Erith, near London, and whose machinery has found its way into mills and camps in every civilized land.6

David R. Fraser ~ Mentioned by McMillian on page 83 and thus could assume that he is Scottish. See Book of 1912. p. 248.

Dawn Fraser ~ Scottish swimmer from Australia who won eight Olympic medals, most ever won by any female swimmer.14

Douglas Fraser ~ a self-described "Scottish immigrant kid," became President of the United Automobile Workers of America, the management of which, he always reminded people, had never sustained a jail sentence. As the first American labor leader to sit on the board of a major American corporation, Fraser was able to help Chrysler restructure its labor costs while getting a good deal for his workers. His role in the rebirth of the company, a modern industrial miracle, proved significant.14

Edwin Fraser ~ Died July 7, 1904; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL, by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

Mrs. George Fraser ~ elected Vice President of the Ladies Auxiliary to work on the Burns Monument. Was also appointed the North Side representative to work among the Scottish Societies of Chicago to ensure their involvement in the monument. During the first year the ladies made and sold an elaborate autograph quilt, with over nine hundred names. A second quilt was subsequently made with about six hundred names. They also held three successful bazaars.

George D. Fraser ~ Member Illinois St. Andrew Society, 1893. Born Chicago, IL.

George MacDonald Fraser ~ Creator of the Flashman series of books and many others, author of one of the finest World War II personal accounts, "Quartered Safe Out Here," the story of his experiences fighting in the Burma campaign. He's not only a Fraser, but also a MacDonald and a Gordon. (info from Alberg@aol.com)

J. (?) Fraser ~ Called "Professor". Died April 26, 1886; died Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL, by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

James Earl Fraser ~ d. 1953 ~ James Earl Fraser died on October 11, 1953, at the age of seventy-six in Westport, Connecticut. Born in Winona, Minnesota and raised on the plains of the West, he had become one of America's most noted sculptors. His father, Thomas Alexander Fraser, an engineer in charge of building railroads, had moved to Dakota Territory when James Earl was only four years of age. Here, living among the Plains Indians, he had learned to fish, hunt, and ride. At the age of eight, James Earl started carving things out of stone from a nearby quarry. His father wanted him to be an engineer, but he received such praise from railroad official about his art that the father finally relented. At the age of fifteen, James Earl was sent to study at the Art Institute in Chicago. Growing up in Chicago, he was assistant to Richard Bock, whose sculpture is often associated with Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture. Before he was seventeen a model of one of his most celebrated works was completed. His "End of The Trail" statue showing a weary Indian slumped down over his rack-ribbed horse has been copied around the world. The original eighteen-foot statue, was given to Visalia, California. It is often regarded as the best known sculpture in America. In 1895, James Earl Fraser won a scholarship to study in Paris. It was here that he attracted the attention of Augustus Saint-Gaudens with whom he immediately began to work. In Chicago, Saint-Gaudens is best known for his statutes of Abraham Lincoln and the John Logan Memorial at Michigan Avenue and 6th street. On the north pylons of the Michigan Avenue bridge across the Chicago river is the large limestone depiction of The Pioneers and The Discoverers by James Earl Fraser. Other works by Fraser include the statue of Theodore Roosevelt as a Rough Rider in front of the American Museum of Natural History in New York City. His statue of Alexander Hamilton for the Department of the Treasury in Washington is regarded as one of the best works of those practicing in the Saint-Gaudens tradition. At his death in 1953, he was survived by his wife of forty years, Laura Gardin Fraser. A native of Chicago, Mrs. Fraser was also a sculptor. She is best known for her commemorative medals, which often featured animals. Some of her work is preserved at the Elks National Memorial and Headquarters Building, 2750 North Lake View Avenue at Diversey Parkway. Two life-size bronze figures, Reclining Elks, which flank the entrance steps are the works of Laura Gardin Fraser. Inside the rotunda are four heroic-sized statues executed by her husband. In 1913, James Earl Fraser designed the Indian head and buffalo nickel.

John Fraser ~ c. 1823-1878 ~ second Chancellor of the University of Arkansas, was born in Cromarty, Scotland.17

John Fraser ~ (1801-1882) His father immigrated to Petersburg VA in the late 1700's. In 1815, John and his two brothers were offered an education in Scotland by an uncle and the boys left on the first ship to sail to Great Britain after the war of 1812. Upon their return John studied at Cambridge MA with the writer Ralph Waldo Emerson and taught school before moving to Athens, AL in 1832. After marriage to Martha Wyche, he built a log house which is still standing and used as a school . Many of his students went to Alabama's first college at LaGrange, 50 miles away. To enter LaGrange, the boys had to have an impressive knowledge of Latin and Greek and scholars from Fraser's Classical Academy were future chief justices, publishers, writers and politicians. He taught until 1875 when his three daughters, Lizzie, Virgie and Cornelia took over.1

John Fraser ~ (1750-1811) He was born in Inverness and was botanical collector to the czar of Russia.14

Norman D. Fraser ~ Son of David R. continue the Eagle Works in Chicago 1919.6

Patrick L. Fraser ~ Died March 9, 1879; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL, by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

Simon Fraser ~ Led one of the attacks on Normandy beach, his piper Bill Millin by his side. He was the 17th Lord Lovat and 22nd chief of Clan Fraser of Lovat (22nd MacShimi). Lord Lovat, the famous commando leader, was grievously wounded during the war. But it is for audacity that he is best remembered. Although it was against the rules for pipers to march into battle due to heavy losses in WWI, Lord Lovat told Millin to do so anyway. He told his men to walk across a bridge rather than run, practically strutting into the enemy with their piper playing away. Hitler was so outraged that he put one hundred thousand marks on Lovat's head. Each year, Millin, now heavily decorated, returns to France at the request of the French people to recreate the events. In the film The Longest Day, Peter Lawford played Lord Lovat and Bill Millin played himself.14

Sir Bruce Fraser ~ (Baron Fraser of the North Cape) Admiral and commander in chief of the British home fleet and responsible for keeping the sea lanes open to Russia. On December 26, 1942, aboard his flagship, he challenged and sank the German battleship Scharnhorst off the North Cape of Norway greatly boosting Allied morale. In 1944 he was commander in chief of the British fleet in the Pacific. From 1948 to 1951 he was first sea lord and chief of naval staff. Signed the document concluding the WWII on the U.S.S. Missouri in Tokyo Bay.14

William Fraser ~ Member Illinois St. Andrew Society, 1893. Born Inverness, Scotland

William W. Fraser ~ (Frazier) Medal of Honor Recipient - Civil War. Rank and organization: Private, Company I, 97th Illinois Infantry. Place and date: At Vicksburg, Miss., 22 May 1863. Entered service at: Alton, Madison County, Ill. Birth: Scotland. Date of issue: 24 October 1895. Citation: Gallantry in the charge of the "volunteer storming party." Internet

John Fries Frazer ~ 1812-72 ~ Vice-Provost of the University of Pennsylvania (1858-68), was of Scottish ancestry. Louis Agassiz described him as "the first of American physicists of his time."

Persifor Frazer ~ 1844-1909 ~ son of John Fries Frazer and great-grandson of Lieutenant-Colonel Persifor Frazer of Revolutionary times, was author of the Geological Survey of Pennsylvania (5 vols.)17

Sir James George Frazer ~ 1854-1941 ~ He was the author of The Golden Bough, published in 1890. The book compares a greater range of religious practices all over the world than any other anthropological work.14

George Frazier ~ baker, Division street, furniture and stock lost in the Chicago fire.

George Frazier ~ Husband of Rosanna Graham.4

Jimmy Frazier ~ Successful sheep farmer in Fremont Co., Wyoming "little Scotland".1

Albert C. French ~ b. 1852 ~ Child of Rensselaer/Nancy. Married Mary Stuart Taylor of Elgin, Scotland. In 1928, they resided in Chicago.4

Albert Chancellor French ~ Child of Albert/Mary French.

Alexander French ~ Child of Jonathan and Ann French. Married in Somonauk, IL in 1850 to Eliza Thompson. He was a charter member of the Associate Church. He moved to California.4

Alexander Skinner French ~ b. 1855 ~ Child of James W./Mary Ann. He married Theresa Agnes McClellan in 1855.4

Alta Grace French, ~ b. 1891 ~ Child of Alexander S./Theresa. She graduated from Monmouth College in 1913 and (in 1928) was a missionary/teacher at Pressley Memorial Institute, Assint, Egypt, send by the Woman's Board of the United Presbyterian Church. In 1928 she had been appointed a regular missionary.4

Andrew L. French ~ 1853-1891 ~ Child of William & Isabel French. He married in 1884 Agnes McBride.4

Ann French ~ 1809-1887 ~ Child of Jonathan and Ann French. She died in Jackson, NY and married James Hill in 1833.4

Anna Elizabeth French ~ 1859-1895 ~ Child of Jonathan and Ann French.4

Benjamin French ~ 1753-1836 ~ son of David/Susanna French. He married Charlotte Miller of South Argyle, NY.4

Beveridge French ~ Child of Jean and Jonathan French.4

Clement French ~ Child of Jean and Jonathan French.4

David French ~ 1753-1836 ~ Child of Robena and John Blair. He was born in Dunstable, MA and died in Salem, NY. He married first in Cambridge, about 1775 to Susanna Blair. He married second about 1820, Elizabeth Foster.4

David French ~ 1783-1855 ~ Child of David/Susanna French. Pastor. Died in Taylorstown, PA. In 1855, he married Sarah McClellan and had five sons who were United Presbyterian ministers.4

Elizabeth French ~ 1806-1869 ~ Child of Jonathan and Ann French. She was married in 1833 to George Armstrong.4

Elizabeth French ~ Child of Alexander and Eliza.4

Ellen Ann French ~ 1840-1905 ~ Wife of Chester Henry m. 1860. Child of William & Isabel French. She was born in Washington Co. NY and died in Goldfield, IA. Buried in Oak Mound Cemetery.4

Elsie May French ~ Child of William J./Sarah. Graduate of Monmouth College and (in 1928) was a missionary to Egypt and superintendent of the Central Girls' High School in Alexandria.4

Francis May French ~ b. 1903 ~ Child of Alexander S./Theresa.4

George Beveridge French ~ 1850-1915 ~ Child of William & Isabel French. He married Clara M. Kirkpatrick first and then Sarah M. Orr.4

Harvey B. French ~ Child of Albert/Mary French.4

James W. French ~ 1826-1890 ~ Child of Jonathan and Ann French. He was born in Washington Co., NY and died in Golfield, IA. In 1852, he married Mary Ann Skinner. He lived on the farm in Squaw Grove township that his father purchased from the government in 1844. In 1890, he moved to Goldfield, IA where he suddenly passed away a day or two after his arrival. He and his wife are buried in Oak Mound Cemetery.4

Janet French ~ Child of Robena and John Blair.4

Jeanette French ~ b. 1856 ~ Child of William & Isabel French. She married Thomas J. McIlhenney in 1876.4

Jennie M. French ~ Child of Albert/Mary French.4

John Blair French ~ 1848-1866 ~ Child of William & Isabel French. He died unmarried.4

John Blair French ~ about 1780 ~ Child of Jean and Jonathan French. Married first Margaret Crawford; second Robena McMicken.4

John French ~ Child of David/Susanna French. He married and moved to Ohio in 1817.4

John M. French ~ b. 1898 ~ Child of Alexander S./Theresa. In 1928 he was a farmer near goldfield, IA.4

John McMicken French ~ Child of Robena and John Blair.4

John Pollock French ~ 1840-1856 ~ Child of Rensselaer/Nancy.4

Jonathan French ~ Child of Margaret and John Blair.4

Jonathan French ~ 1751-1838 ~ Rev. War soldier. Born in Dunstable, MA he married Jean Blair. He enlisted with his brother David in 1775. He served throughout the war and later served in the Albany County Militia under Captain John Blair.4

Jonathan French ~ 1781-1848 ~ Child of David/Susanna French. He was born in Cambridge, Washington Co. NY and died in Squaw Grove, De Kalb Co. IL. He was married in Cambridge NY in 1805 to Ann Edgar of Pelham, MA. Parents of William French, Sarah and Mary Jane (married to David Miller Dobbin) and Alexander. Charter Members of the United Presbyterian church in 1846 in Somonauk, IL.4

Jonathan B. French ~ 1813-1843 ~ Child of Jonathan and Ann French. He died in the home of his brother William in Somonauk, IL.4

Joseph French ~ Child of Alexander and Eliza.4

Leslie B. French ~ Child of Alexander S./Theresa. At home in 1928.4

Marguerita Wilton French ~ Child of Albert/Mary French.4

Martin French ~ Child of Alexander and Eliza.4

Mary Ann French ~ 1843-1883 ~ Child of Rensselaer/Nancy.4

Mary Elizabeth French ~ 1846-1926 ~ Child of William & Isabel French. She was married in 1863 to Thomas Irwin.4

Mary Ella French ~ Child of George B. & Clara French.4

Mary Ellen French ~ Child of Alexander S./Theresa. Graduated from Monmouth College and is a teacher of French and mathematics in the high school at Onawa, IA (in 1928).4

Mary Jane French ~ 1819-1848 ~ Married David Miller Dobbin. They married in Washington county, NY in 1843. She was born in Cambridge NY and died in Squaw Grove township, DeKalb County, IL. She was the daughter of Jonathan and Ann (Edgar) French. She was a charter member of the Associate church in Somonauk, IL.4

Paul French ~ Son of Sarah/George Bev. French.4

Rensselaer W. French ~ b. 1814 ~ Child of Robena and John Blair. He was born at Worcester, NY and died in Chicago. In 1839, he married Nancy, daughter of John Pollock. He was licensed to preach at Wooster by the Associate Presbyterian Presbytery at Richmond Ohio in 1843. His first pastorate was at North Henderson, Mercer Co. IL. His second pastorate was at Somonauk, IL where he was installed in 1849. He held this post until 1959. He purchased 170 acres of prairie for $360. It cost them $16.50 to move two wagons and five people across the prairie to Somonauk, IL. When he completed his house, it was the first frame home in which he had lived, having been born, educated, married and lived in log houses his entire life.4

Rensselaer W. French ~ Child of Albert/Mary French.4

Robena J. McMicken French ~ 1841-1879 ~ Child of Rensselaer/Nancy. Married Rev. N. H. Brown in 1862. Her full name is Robena Jane McMicken French.4

Robert French ~ Child of Robena and John Blair.4

Robert Gordon French ~ Child of Albert/Mary French.4

Samuel French ~ Married Sarah Cummings and settled in the part of Dunstable, MA that is now New Hampshire.4

Sarah French ~ 1821-1881 ~ Child of Jonathan and Ann French. She died in the home of her brother James W. French and is buried at Oak Mound Cemetery. She was a charter member of the Associate Church in Somonauk, IL.4

Sarah Agnes French ~ 1846-1926 ~ Child of William & Isabel French. She married in 1872 James Martin McCleery. She was the granddaughter of George and Ann (Hoy) Beveridge.4

Solomon French ~ 1787-1858 ~ Child of David/Susanna French. He was unmarried.4

Susan French ~ Child of Jonathan and Ann French. She was unmarried in 1928 and living with her brother William in Waterloo, IA.4

Susanna French ~ Child of Jonathan and Ann French. She died unmarried in Washington Co., NY.4

W. J. French ~ Husband of Sarah Eliz. Henry.4

Walter B. French ~ b. 1888 ~ Child of Alexander S./Theresa.4

William French ~ 1811-1880 ~ Child of Jonathan and Ann French. He died in Somonauk, IL. Married in 1838 Isabel Beverage. They came to Somonauk with George and Ann (Hoy) Beveridge in 1842 and settled on a claim on the Somonauk Creek. Mrs. French was a charter member of the church and Mr. French later became a member. They are buried at Oak Mound Cemetery.4

William French ~ Child of Robena and John Blair.4

William French ~ b. 1603 ~ He came to Boston in 1635 in the ship Defense. He was born in Halsted, Essex, England and married Elizabeth Symmes and settled first in Cambridge and later in Billerica, MA. He was a member of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of MA.4

William French ~ Child of George B. & Clara French.4

William French ~ He and his wife, Isabel (daughter of George and Ann Beveridge) settled in Somonauk, IL in the 1840's.4

William J. French ~ b. 1863 ~ Child of Jonathan and Ann French. He was married in 1886 to Sarah E. Henry.4

Erwin Findlay Freundlich ~ (1885-1964) Born in Germany of a Scottish mother, he became a colleague of Einstein and was the first to prove his general theory of relativity by experiment. Freundlich left Germany at the time of Hitler and ended his career at St. Andrews.14

Walter Edwin Frew ~ President of the Corn Exchange Bank, New York, and President of the New York Clearing House, he is of Scottish heritage. He was a pioneer of the branch banking system in New York.17

Stephen Fridley ~ Founded Scotch settlement in Wheatland Township, Will County, 1843-44.6

Robert Frost ~ 1874-1963 ~ He was called "America's foremost poet, its emblem poet by the New York Times. In 1960 he was honored to recite his poem "The Gift Outright" at the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy. His widowed mother, Isabelle Moody, was born in Scotland and her intense Scottish loyalties greatly influenced his work, which combines practicality with mysticism.14

Jeanette Fuller ~ Wife of John Henry.4

John Fullerton ~ Married Flora M. Kirkpatrick.4

Keith Fullerton ~ Child of Flora M. Kirkpatrick/John.4

Sara Fullerton ~ Child of Flora M. Kirkpatrick/John.4

Clara Dimple Fulton ~ Child of Margaret/Joseph Fulton.4

James Elbert Fulton ~ Child of Margaret/Joseph Fulton.4

Joseph T. Fulton ~ 1835-1897 ~ married Margaret Ferguson. In 1862, he enlisted in Company H, 105th Regiment Illinois Infantry. He was wounded at the battle of Resaca, GA. He was elected an elder of the Somonauk, IL United Presbyterian church in 1867. In 1869 they moved to Winchester, KS and he entered the real estate business.4

Josephine Agnes Fulton ~ Child of Margaret/Joseph Fulton.4

Juanita Fulton ~ Child of Margaret/Joseph Fulton.4

Margaret Belle Fulton ~ Child of Margaret/Joseph Fulton.4

Nancy Mary Fulton ~ Child of Margaret/Joseph Fulton.4

Ralph Erskin Fulton ~ Child of Margaret/Joseph Fulton.4

Robert Fulton ~ 1765-1815 ~ the son of an Ayrshire farmer, is said to have been on of the spectators when William Symington operated the world's first practical steamboat, the Charlotte Dundas, on the Clyde River at 7 miles per hour. Two years later Fulton built what some claim was the world's first reliable steamboat, a seventy-four foot sidewheeler, which was demonstrated on the Seine before cheering Parisians. He married a daughter of the Livingstons and thus got the necessary financial backing to make the Clermont a success. Fulton, with the help of Robert Livingston, the Scottish-American purchaser of Louisiana, launched the first practical American steamship, the Clermont, on the Hudson in 1807. In the same year, between New York and Albany, Fulton and Livingston established the first commercial steamboat service in the world. He also invented and named the torpedo in 1804. It would be another half-century before torpedoes were self-propelled and in common use.14

Robert Moffett Fulton ~ Child of Margaret/Joseph Fulton.4

William Shakespeare Fulton ~ Child of Margaret/Joseph Fulton.4

William H. Furlong ~ died January 13, 1880; buried in Illinois St. Andrew Society plot at Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago IL, Sec. D

James Furnett ~ printer, Lake street lost in the Chicago fire.

Adam Fyfe ~ d. 1912 ~ Member of the Illinois Saint Andrew Society who died in 1912. There is a memorial to Adam Fyfe who had been born of Scottish parents in Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin. He was the first white child born in this township. He worked on the Chicago police force, where he served with honor, until his retirement as a Captain in 1898. He was an active member of the Society. He died at his home at 16 S. Leavitt St., July 10, 1912, at the age of sixty-five. He left a wife and one son, James A. Fyfe.


 

Wayne Rethford, President Emeritus
Illinois Saint Andrew Society
Scottish-American History Club
2800 Des Plaines Avenue
North Riverside, IL 60546

2014