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Alan Ladd ~ 1913-1964 ~ Scottish American and actor.14

George Hinman Laflin ~ 1828 ~ Son of Matthew Laflin and Henrietta Henman. Born Canton, Hartford Co. CT, he was 9 years old when they moved to Chicago. After completing his education he started as an employee in the grocery store of Mr. Coffin on Clark Street. After a year in that position, he became clerk in the general store of Wadsworth, dyer & Chapin where he stayed until 1847. At 19, he moved to St. Louis and worked for Laflin & Smith, an agency for the sale of gunpowder in that city. Upon his return he became secretary of the old Chicago Hydraulic Co. of which his father was a dir. and large owner. In 1853, he entered into partnership with his brother Lycurgus under the firm name of G. H. & L. Laflin and opened the first house for the sale of fine paper in Chicago. It was located on South Water Street and later moved to 40 State Street. They continued until the great fire of 1871 when they lost everything. The brothers became partners with their father who owned much real estate in the burned district and needed their help in rebuilding and managing his property interests. In 1851 he married Mary M. Brewster of Pittsfield, MA. They had five children; three are surviving Arthur King, Louis Elsworth and Mrs. Elisha P. Whitehead, all residents of Chicago. Republican. Clubs: Calumet, Washington Park, Athletic. He was largely instrumental in organizing the Chicago exposition of 1873. He acted as one of its board of directors and gave personal attention to gathering the exhibits and making it a great success.12

Maria Laflin ~ Mother Byron Laflin Smith.11

Matthew Laflin ~ 1803-1897 ~ Born Southwick, Hampden Co., MA. son of Matthew Laflin (whose grandfather moved from Ireland) and Lydia Rising, of English Lineage. Scotch-Irish. Fort Dearborn was his first place of residence in 1838. He established the first stock yards here, promoted the first water works, and was an extensive operator in real estate. He was raised in the gun powder business and often drove through the country selling powder from a wagon. He came to Chicago hoping to sell blasting powder for the Illinois and Michigan canal. From 1849 on he concentrated on real estate. At one time he owned 140 acres within the city limits, bought for $300 which became worth millions. He bought 100 acres on the west side, from Madison St. and Odgen Avenue he erected a large 3-story frame building which he called the Bull's Head Hotel. In 1851, he instituted the first omnibus line to carry his hotel patrons between the market and the hotel. The hotel was torn down in 1876, after having been used for many years as the Washingtonian Home for the cure of inebriates. He built a plank road known as the Blue Island Road and was one of the chief owners of the first water works system of Chicago building a reservoir of pine logs and boards near the shore at the foot of Lake St. He was a heavy investor in the Elgin Watch Company when the company was near bankruptcy. He was active in the development of Waukesha, WI where he purchased a farm in 1874 and built a large hotel-the Found spring House-near the newly discovered spring which he named the Fountain spring. Waukesha was not only patronized by people in search of health but those who sought diversion and rest at an attractive summer resort. When the hotel was almost completely destroyed by fire in 1879, he at once rebuilt it on a scale of even greater magnificence. Married in Canton NY 1827 to Henrietta Hinman of Lee Massachusetts and they were the parents of 3 children: George H. and Georgina, twins, and Lycurgus. After the death of his first wife, he wedded Catherine King of Westfield, MA. They had several children, but all died in youth. She passed away in 1891 and the two sons of the first marriage are now deceased although they were for many years prominent factors in the business life of Chicago. He was a stanch champion of the Union cause. He was an advocate of law and order and had no sympathy for the labor unions in that their strikes involved destruction of life and property. In his last years, he arranged to give Chicago the Chicago academy of Sciences in Lincoln Park.2,12 See July 1994 History Club Newsletter.

James Laidlaw ~ A sheep farmer of Wood River ID helped many young Scots to settle in America. He immigrated because he detested cutting turnip tops for sheep feed. His partner was Robert Brockie.1

William Grant Laidlaw ~ born near Jedburgh, Scotland, in 1840, served in the Civil War and was Member of Congress from 1887 to 1891.17

William Laidlaw ~ Died January 31, 1881; Buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

Alexander Gordon Laing ~ 1793-1826 ~ A soldier from Edinburgh who discovered the source of the Rokell in 1822. In 1826 he became the first European to attain Timbuktu, only to be murdered 2 days later.14

R. D. Laing ~ A Scottish psychoanalyst in the 20th century, he rebelled against tradition and sought new treatment for mental patients. He became famous for suggesting that insanity may be a sane reaction to an insane world.14

John Laird ~ Along with his brother MacGregor Laird, they pioneered iron shipbuilding in order to promote commerce on the Niger River. Their hope was that legitimate commerce would prove more profitable than the slave trade which they hated, and would thereby adversely affect it. In 1832, they sent the Alburkah, designed by MacGregor Laird from Liverpool to the Niger. It was the first iron vessel to make an ocean voyage. In 1838 Laird sent the Sirius from England to New York. It was the first ship to cross the Atlantic under continuous steam power.14

MacGregor Laird ~ See John Laird, his brother.14

Melvin Laird ~ b.1922 ~ He was secretary of defense in 1969 and was instrumental as a White House advisor in naming Gerald Ford as President and Nelson Rockefeller as vice president during the Watergate crisis in 1974, a feat without political precedent.14

Samuel Laird ~ Son of a Scottish immigrant. Lairdsville, in New York state was named after this son of a Scottish immigrant in the beginning of the eighteenth century.17

Samuel Laird ~ son of a Scottish immigrant, in beginning of the eighteenth century, settled Lairdsville, in New York state.17

Thomas Lamb ~ Married Sarah Henry.4

Charles A. Lamont ~ 1835-1904 ~ Son of Neil Lamont from Scotland, he was one of the original members of the Republican Party and of the Union League prominent in city affairs. He was the originator of the Ramapo scheme of water supply for the city (New York?).17

Charles A. Lamont ~ 1835-1904 ~ son of Neil Lamont from Scotland, was one of the original members of the Republican Party and of the Union League prominent in city affairs. He was the originator of the Ramapo scheme of water supply for the city.17

E. N. Lamont ~ Newspaper writer for the "Inter-Ocean" giving book reviews.6

Thomas William Lamont ~ b. 1870 ~ His forefather came from Argyllshire and he is a member of the firm of J. P. Morgan & Co., and prominent in international finance.17

Thomas William Lamont ~ b. 1870 ~ whose forefather came from Argyllshire, is a member of the firm of J.P. Morgan & Co., and prominent in international finance.17

James E. Lande ~ Husband of Jennie Mercer.4

Sarah Lande ~ 2nd wife of Joseph Mercer.4

Andrew Lang ~ 1844-1912 ~ Scottish author born in Selkirk. He was a versatile writer and published many volumes including Ballads and Lyrics of Old France (1872), Custom and Myth, Books and Bookmen, Letters to Dead Authors, The Making of Religion and the Red Book of Animals. He edited several collections of stores, fairy tales and poetry for children. His versatility is shown by his authoritative work in folklore and anthropology; Greek, French and English literature; and his investigations in psychic phenomena.5

Margaret Langlouds ~ Died February 10, 1876; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

Irving Langmuir ~ 1881-1957 ~ He invented the tungsten filament and developed the use of inert gasses inside the lightbulb, greatly increasing its efficiency. He won the 1932 Nobel Prize for chemistry for his investigations of the fundamental properties of absorbed films and surface chemistry. He was an American of Scottish descent.14

David Langton ~ d. 1994 ~ He was a Scottish actor who played the Englishman Lord Bellamy in the BBC series Upstairs, Downstairs.14

Emma Jane Lasco ~ One of the first residents of the Scottish Home.

Ella Lattin ~ Wife of William Moffett Mercer.4

Sir Harry MacLennan Lauder ~ 1870-1950 ~ Actor who personified Scotland, with his crooked stick and tartan garb. His Mother was a McLennan. The man who wrote and sang Roamin' In the Glomin. He set attendance records at halls and stadiums all over the world. Winston Churchill called him "the greatest minstrel the world has ever seen".13,14Adelbert Laughead ~ Child of Marie McCleery/James, of Des Moines, Iowa.4

Ethel Laughead ~ Child of Marie McCleery/James. Worked in the Laboratory Dept. of the city Hospital, Aurora, IL 1928.4

James Laughead ~ Husband of Marie McCleery.4

Lulu Laughead ~ Child of Marie McCleery/James. Married Dr. J. E. Edgington, Washington.4

William Laughead ~ Child of Marie McCleery/James, of Des Moines, Iowa.4

Robert Laughlin ~ In 1975, this descendant of Ulster-Scots and the curator of Middle-America Ethnology at the Smithsonian Institution, published his Great Tzotzil Dictionary of San Lorenzo Zinacantan, with 30,000 entries. This is the most attention given to a Mayan language in hundreds of years and has allowed the Indians of the troubled Mexican state of Chiapas to read and write their language for the first time. Mr. Laughlin is an advocate of justice for the Indians and his work has helped them to preserve their culture.14

James Laurie ~ 1811-75 ~ born at Bell's Mills, Edinburgh, Chief Engineer on the New Jersey Central Railroad, consulting engineer in connection with the Housatonic Tunnel, and first President of the American Society of Civil Engineers. William Tweeddale, born in Ayrshire in 1823, rendered valuable engineering service in the Civil War, and was an authority on the sources and character of water supply.17

John Laurie ~ Scotchman who came to IL in the first third of the 19th century. His three sons all became ministers. Farmer in Morgan Co., IL.6

John Law ~ 1671-1729 ~ Of Lauriston, born in Edinburgh, Law arrived in France after having killed a man in a duel. He became known as the Scottish wizard and founded the Banque Generale, the first central bank in France. His bank issued paper money against deposits of coin, which resulted in a wave of prosperity in France. He became close to the Regent of Louis XV, and received permission to enrich the French Treasury, and himself, by exploiting the vast, little-known territory along the Mississippi River. His bank virtually owned the Mississippi Valley and all the trading rights therein. He advertised showing a horn of plenty with gold coins cascading, and thousands of desperate Europeans sought escape on John Law's ships...and thousands died of disease in French ports, in overcrowded ships and on the sand coast of the Gulf or fever-racked on the tangled banks of the Mississippi. His 'system' failed, his house was burned and Law fled the country. However, Louisiana began to grow and steadily prosper.1 John Law was a financial wizard who founded New Orleans in 1718 and promoted Louisiana into first place.14 (Quite diverse views! ~ See History Club Newsletter 1/98 ~ See 14, pp.114)

Julia Law ~ Wife of Holland T. Coffee. Mother Camille E. Coffee.11

James Lawrence ~ Indian War Period Awarded Medal of Honor. Rank and organization: Private, Company B, 8th U.S. Cavalry. Place and date: Arizona, August to October 1868. Entered service at:------. Birth: Scotland. Date of issue: 24 July 1869. Citation: Bravery in scouts and actions against Indians. Internet

Lt. Col. T. E. Lawrence ~ Lawrence of Arabia ~ He was a dashing figure in Arab garb who had been a scholar working in the Near East at the beginning of WWI. He completely revitalized the Arab army into its efforts against the Turks. He was not the actual head of the army, but as its "moving spirit." He helped it make a major contribution in the war, including the captures of Aqaba in 1917 and Damascus in 1918. His mother was Anglo-Scottish, and he mysteriously enlisted in the R.A.F. in 1922 as John Hume Ross, and was enough of a scholar to translate Homer's Odyssey into English verse.14

William Lawrence ~ Died November 7, 1896; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

Gawen Lawrie ~ Governor of New Jersey in 1684.14

Mary Lawrie ~ Scottish television star in Britain and the U.S. known as Lu Lu.14

Alexander Lawson ~ 1773-1846 ~ born at the farm of Ravenstruthers in Lanarkshire. He was an engraver starting as a boy using a penknife and a smooth halfpenny and went to the US in 1794 to Philadelphia. Lawson offered to engrave Alexander Wilson's birdlife plates for less than $1 a day. He also engraved the plates on conchology for Haldeman and Binney.1,17

Helen E. Lawson ~ Daughter of Alexander Lawson and Scottish engraver.17

James Lawson ~ 1799-1880 ~ newspaper editor and dramatist, was born in Glasgow and died in Yonkers.17

James Lawson ~ b. 1799 ~ Glasgow-born he was an author, editor, insurance expert and friend of Edgar Allan Poe.1

John Lawson ~ c. 1658-1711 ~ Surveyor-General of North Carolina, a native of Aberdeen, published "A New Voyage to Carolina," in 1709, reprinted 1714, 1718, 1737, 1860, and twice translated into German (1712, 1722). Lawson was cruelly murdered by the Tuscarora Indians.1,17

Oscar A. Lawson ~ 1813-54 ~ son of Alexander Lawson b. 1773, was chart engraver of the United States Coast Survey, 1840-51.17

Elizabeth Leach ~ Mother of James MacDonald.11

Mary and Richard Leakey ~ Mary Leakey, born Mary Douglas Nicol, is of definite Scottish origin and therefore so is her son, Richard. The Leakey's work in Africa has greatly advanced the knowledge of our beginnings and, in a modern sense, their work has marked the beginnings of paleoanthropology.14

Thomas Learmont ~ AKA Thomas the Rhymer was famous for his "Sir Tristrem.".14

Robert Leckie ~ Chief of the staff of the Royal Canadian Air Force during WWII.14

James P. Lee ~ b. 1837 ~ Born in Roxburghshire, Scotland he was the inventor of the Lee-Enfield Rifle which was adopted by the U.S. Navy in 1895. Faster to fire and holding twice the number of cartridges as the Mauser and Springfield rifles, it became famous in WWI. His first weapon was a breech-loading rifle which was adopted by the U.S. Government during the Civil War. Later he organized the Lee arms Company of Connecticut.14,17

Richard Henry Lee ~ Introduced the resolution calling for independence, tutored by William Douglas, Rev. Mr. Craig and Rev. David Currie of Edinburgh.14

Robert Edward Lee ~ 1807-1870 ~ He claimed that the blood of Bruce flowed through his veins. American soldier; born in Westmoreland Co., Va. he was graduated from the US Military Academy in 1829, saw service in the Mexican War and was breveted colonel in 1847. In 1861, Lee was offered command of the Union army, but refused, and although opposed to slavery and secession, resigned his US commission when Virginia seceded. He was made commander of the Virginia troops and in May, 1862, replaced Gen. J. E. Johnston in the command of the army of Northern Virginia. In the campaign that ensued General Lee, aided by "Stonewall" Jackson, made a vigorous attack on McClellan's army, and forced it back from Richmond. In August, Lee defeated the Union army in the Second Battle of Bull Run, and invaded Maryland; he withdrew after the drawn battle of Antietam. In Dec., 1862, he inflicted a severe defeat on the Union army at Fredericksburg. another northern advance was halted in May, 1863, when Lee's brilliant strategy resulted in the Confederate victory at Chancellorsville. In June he invaded Pennsylvania, and although victorious in the first day's battle at Gettysburg (7/1/1863), met with disastrous repulse two days later, and retreated. On the defensive through 1864, Lee parried every Northern thrust, but on April 2, 1865 he was at last dislodged from his entrenchments by superior forces, compelled to retreat from Petersburg, and eventually to surrender his army to General Grant on April 9, 1865. General Lee was installed president of Washington College (now Washington and Lee University), Oct. 2, 1865.1,5,14

Thomas Lees ~ plumber, house and store and furniture, on North Clark street lost in the Chicago fire.

Robert Lefsley ~ Indentured Serv. Georgia 1774. Sent to Georgia on the Mary. He was 17 and a Husbandman.10

Frank Leggett ~ Died November 25, 1873; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

Mrs. M. Leggett ~ Died February 5, 1874; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

Robina Leggett ~ Died January 22, 1874; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

Thomas Leiper ~ 1745-1825 ~ A tobacco merchant from Strathaven, Lanarkshire and educated in Glasgow and Edinburgh for the Kirk. He immigrated to Philadelphia and became one of the city's leading businessmen as a tobacco exporter. Leiper launched a fund for open resistance to the Crown and was an original member of the Philadelphia City Cavalry and took part in the battles of Trenton, Princeton, Brandywine and Germantown. After the war, his attention turned to experimental railroads and he set up a track for horse-drawn coaches in Philadelphia, building a working transport system from his quarries in 1810.1,17

William Leishman ~ 1865-1926 ~ Scot who perfected the typhoid vaccine in 1913.14

Florence R. Lemmon Wife of James McDonald.11

Bob Lemon ~ Baseball player who was a mainstay of the awesome Cleveland pitching staff in the 1950s.14

David Lemon ~ Husband of Mary Patten.4

Greg LeMond ~ An American of largely Scotch-Irish ancestry, won the Tour de France in Bicycle Racing for the third time in 1990.14

Jeannette Lendrum ~ 1825-1879 ~ Wife of John Andrew McEachron, Daughter of George and Mary (Robinson) Lendrum. Born in Argyle, NY and died near Waterman, IL. Buried at Oak Mound.4

Annie Lennox ~ She is a pop/soul diva and a winner of multiple Grammy Awards and also a native of Scotland.14

Jay Leno ~ (James Douglas Muir) The current host of the Tonight show, whose mother was born in Scotland.14

James Lenox ~ 1800-1880 ~ When he died in 1880, he was described as one of the five richest New Yorkers. He owned 12 square blocks of what has become the city's swankiest neighborhood, Lenox Hill. He was a founder of the Presbyterian Hospital and left enough books in his estate to supply one of the three principal founding collections of the great New York Public Library in 1895. He made liberal endowments to Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary. His father was a president of the St. Andrew's Society.14,17

Robert Lenox ~ Father of James Lenox, he started New York Presbyterian Hospital (note discrepancy with son, James Lenox; author notes that they both founded the same hospital) and was President of the St. Andrew's Society in New York.14

Mikhail Yurevich Lermontov ~ 1814-1841 ~ the foremost Russian romantic poet was descended from the 17th century Scottish adventurer George Learmonth. Lermontov was of the same family that produced in 13th century Scotland Thomas Learmonth (Thomas the Rhymer).14

J. Peter Lesley ~ 1819-1903 ~ also of Scottish descent, was another distinguished geologist who by his researches and surveys in Pennsylvania, vastly aided in the economic development of that state.17

Almyra Virginia Leslie ~ Child of John Hampton/Flora?11

Annie Leslie ~ Died December 12, 1891; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

Elianor Irene Leslie ~ Child of John Hampton/Flora?11

George Leslie ~ - Father of John Hampton Leslie.11

Jean Agnes Leslie ~ Child of John Hampton/Flora?11

John Hampton Leslie ~ b. Nov. 4, 1851 ~ Merchandise broker. Born Montrose, Scotland; son George and Jean (Hampton) Leslie; came to Chicago with parents in childhood; ed. Chicago pub schools and an acad.; married 1st 1875 Sallie L., daughter of ex-Mayor James H. Woodworth; married 2nd Flora C. Dodson; children: Jean Agnes, John Woodworth, Almyra Virginia, Elianor Irene; worked as Western Union messenger from 12 to 14 and as errand boy in wholesale grocery house from 14 to 16; then took short course at an academy. After leaving the academy held clerkship in a wholesale grocery house until he was 21; then joined his father in merchandise brokerage, later becoming partner and finally head of the firm, now known as John H. Leslie & Co., importers of and commn. merchants in dried fruits and canned goods. Was candidate for treas. on Citizens' ticket 1891. Republican. Baptist: for many years supt of Sunday School at Calvary First Baptist church, and deacon of Calvary Baptist Church; dir. Baptist Hosp and Beulah Home. Recreations: church matters, also reading and the society of his family. Residence: 3344 Rhodes Av., Office in 1905: 29 Michigan Av. Office in 1911: 53 E. Lake St.11,20

John Leslie ~ Scots partner of William Panton. See Panton and McGillivray.1

John Woodworth Leslie ~ Child of John Hampton/Flora?11

David Lessley ~ Settled in NY 1774 to be w/brother. He was 24, a joiner and sailed on the Adventure.10

Charles Lesten ~ Prisoner sent to MA in 1652.10

Clare Everett Lett ~ Husband of Ethel Abigail Patten. His Revolutionary ancestors were Jacob Reiser, of Berks Co. PA and William Nichols of Sutton, MA. Children: Charles Patten Lett (b. 1910), Clarabelle Jean Lett (b. 1920), Harriet Louise Lett (b. 1914), Helen Virginia Lett (b. 1907), and Phoebe Elizabeth Lett (b. 1911).4

Phoebe Nichols Lett ~ 2nd wife Charles J. Patten. daughter of Alonzo and Hannah (Moyer) Nichols.4

William Lettice ~ Died December 20, 1893; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

Andrew Lewis ~ Distinguished himself in the fighting against the Indian war parties on the frontiers of Virginia.1

Charles Lewis ~ Distinguished himself in the fighting against the Indian war parties on the frontiers of Virginia.1

Charles T. Lewis ~ Father of Walker O. Lewis. He enlisted for service in the Confederate army, serving for nearly 3 years with the troops under General Price. He was wounded at the battle of Pea Ridge, where the Confederates were defeated by Siegel's army. Mr. Lewis was also wounded in the siege of Vicksburg. Prior to that time, he had been wounded three times in the battle of Corinth and again at Champion's Hill just before entering upon the siege of Vicksburg. He participated in 20 hotly contested engagements and many skirmishes. He was taken up the Mississippi River to St. Louis and placed in the home of a friend until he had recovered enough to be transferred, under bond, to Petersburg, IL where he now resides. He was married there to Miss Annie White, a daughter of Isaac White. Two of their eight children, Walker O, and Ralston I, D.D.S. live in Chicago.12

David Lewis ~ In 1860 he ran the Ham's Fork stage station that was notoriously filthy. It was described as the ultimate in Western discomfort. Lewis had two Irish wives and the house was full of 'noisy and rampageous childer'. Davie was found to be civil and intelligent though a 'noted dawdler as that rare phenomenon, a Scotch idler, generally is'.1

Ellis Lewis ~ 1798-1871 ~ Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania (1855-57) was of Scottish descent.17

Thomas Lewis ~ A native of Scotland, he erected the first crucible steelworks in Sweden at Esta becoming a founder of that nation's famous quality steel industry.14

Walker O. Lewis ~ 1874-1909 ~ His father, Charles T. Lewis was a native of Glasgow. Born in Petersburg, IL, he moved to Chicago in 1895 and worked as an office boy at Sears, Roebuck & Co. in 1896, where he worked his way up to Assistant Treasurer. His paternal grandfather was Rev. W. H. Lewis, a minister of the Methodist church. He passed away in 1909 at the age of 95 years. In 1900 he married Miss Hattie Kaestner, of German descent, daughter of Herman Kaestner, a pioneer tobacco merchant. Children: Harold Walker, Ralph Palmer, Paul Osborn. He also served as treasurer of the Scroco Mutual Benefit Association since its formation in 1902, an organization operated in the interests of the employees of Sears, Roebuck & Co. He lived in Oak Park and was a member of the Cuyler Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church of Oak Park. He holds membership in the City Club, YMCA and Art Institute and graduated from the Western College of Law.12

William Lewis ~ Colonel who distinguished himself in the fighting against the Indian War parties on the frontiers of Virginia.1

William John Libberton ~ b. 1845 ~ clergyman; born Edinburgh, Scotland. Son of Richard Hugh and Catherine (Mark) Libberton; prep. edn. pub. grammar and high schools, Mt. Carroll, IL and under private tutors; grad conf. course Rock River Conf. 1883; post-grad work Univ of Chicago 2 years; (D.D. Northern IL Coll, Fulton 1892); married Sarah Elizabeth McKay of Pleasant Valley IL 1870. In M.E. ministry since 1877; pastor in IL at Woodbine 1877-9, Fair Haven 1879-81, Durand 1881-4, Warren 1884-7, Morrison 1887-90, De Kalb 1890-3, pastor at Chicago, Paulina St. Ch, 1893-5, Ingleside Av. Church 1895-1900, Joyce church 1900 S. Sacramento Blvd since 1908. Served as private Co. G., 134th Ill. Inf. in Civil War. Mem. G.A.R. (past aide-de-camp on staff Nat. Comdr.; now chaplain George H. and Thomas Post No. 5; mem. I.O.O.F. (past grand Carroll Lodge No. 50) Residence: 202 S. Sacramento Blvd.11

Eric Liddell ~ 1902-1945 ~ One of the greatest natural athletes to be produced by Scotland. He was capped 7 times as a rugby player and went to the 1924 Paris Olympics. He was favored to win the 100 meters but the games were held on Sunday and he was a devout Presbyterian. He won the Bronze in the 200 meters and received the gold in the 400 meters final, setting the then Olympic record of 47.6 seconds. The story was celebrated in the film Chariots of Fire.13,14

George Liddle ~ Settled in Georgia 1775. Sailed on the Georgia Packet seeking better employment opportunities. He was 15, a Yeoman.10

Margaret Liddle ~ 2nd Wife Robert Gordon McClellan, of Salem, NY.4

George Lillejohn ~ Died December 6, 1891; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

Bea Lillie ~ 1894-1989 ~ She was known as "the funniest woman in the world." Although her career was spent mostly in the West End and on Broadway, she was actually born in Canada of Ulster ancestry and was related to George Bernard Shaw.14

James Lillie ~ Member Illinois St. Andrew Society, 1893. Born Greenlaw, Scotland

Abraham Lincoln ~ 1809-1865 ~ 16th President of the US and American Statesman; born in Hardin Co., KY , the son of Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln. His boyhood was spent on pioneer farms, in an environment of hardships and poverty. The constant labor of wrestling with the wilderness left him little time for schooling; in all he had less than a year, but eager for knowledge, he read and re-read every available book. Most of Lincoln's boyhood was spent in Indiana. In 1830 his family moved to Illinois, and in the following year he settled in New Salem, where he remained for six years. During this time, he clerked in a store, managed a mill, split rails and did other odd jobs, was the village postmaster, studied law and constantly strove to improve his education. by his sincerity, honesty and great physical strength, he won popularity and respect. Lincoln was a volunteer captain during the Black Hawk War and served in the state legislature, 1834-1841. At this time occurred the significant love affair with Ann Rutledge, who died in 1835. In 1837, Lincoln began to practice law, but continued his interest in politics and served in congress from 1847 to 1849; he then retired to his law practice, but entered politics again in 1854, when agitation over slavery extension reached a dangerous height. Lincoln attacked the Kansas-Nebraska bill, and any measure which would allow slavery to expand into the territories. In 1856, he joined the new Republican party and in 1858 became its candidate for Senator from Illinois. In his speech accepting the nomination, Lincoln stoutly upheld the Union against Southern threats of secession and declared that, "A house divided against itself cannot stand." The campaign was notable for a series of debates between Lincoln and his Democratic opponent, Stephen A. Douglas. In these debates, Lincoln defended the Union and the democratic ideal; he argued that slavery was an injustice and an evil and opposed its extension. Although he lost the election, he had become a national figure, and in early 1860 made a number of speeches in the East. In May, he was nominated as the Republican candidate for President; because of a split in the Democratic party, he was elected in November, although he polled less than a majority of the popular vote. The South regarded Lincoln's election as a deadly threat to slavery and by the date of his inauguration, seven states had seceded. War was imminent, but Lincoln refused any compromise which would allow further extension of slavery. Although exerting efforts toward conciliation, he was determined to preserve the Union, and when the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter opened hostilities between the sections, he issued an immediate call for volunteers to put down the rebellion. As war-President, Lincoln, despite his early vacillation and lack of military knowledge, proved his greatness amid a crisis that threatened the very existence of the nation. Beset on all sides by radicals and conservatives, by Southern sympathizers and unthinking abolitionists; hampered by early military reverses and differences among his advisers; Lincoln yet pursued, with unflagging energy and profound faith, the task of restoring and preserving the Union. Although this was at first his sole aim, the abolition of slavery was added in 1863, as a war measure. Amid the war weariness of 1864, the number of his enemies mounted and many of his own party deserted him; but Sherman's victories brought brighter days, and in November he was re-elected. As the war drew to a close, Lincoln continued to express the generous and conciliatory attitude of his famous Gettysburg Address, and in his Section Inaugural declared for a peace, "With malice toward none; with charity for all." The war ended on April 9, 1865; five days later Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth, an actor.5,11

Eva Lincoln ~ Wife of Samuel McCleery.4

Lincoln, Mary Todd - see October 1996 History Club newsletter, Page 3

Robert Todd Lincoln ~ b. 1843 ~ Ex-sec of War. Born Springfield IL; son President Abraham and Mary (Todd) Lincoln; ed Il State Univ 1853-9 and Phillips Exeter Acad.; A.B. Harvard 1864 (LL.D. 1893); entered Harvard Law School, but left to enter the army, serving until end of war as Capt on staff of Gen. Grant. Finished law studies; admitted to IL bar 1867 and practiced at Chicago; married Mary, daughter James Harlan of IA 1868. Delegate Rep State Conv 1880; presidential elector 1880; Sec of War in cabinets of Presidents Garfield and Arthur, 1881-5; U. S. Minister to Great Britain 1889-93; Republican. Was special counsel for, and after death of, George M. Pullman, became Pres the Pullman Co.; V.P. Commonwealth Edison Co.; dir Chicago Telephone Co., Central Union Telephone Co., Continental & Commercial Nat'l Bank, Pullman Trust & Savings Bank. Clubs: Union, University, Harvard (NY), Chicago, Chicago Golf, University (Chicago). Residence 7027 Euclid Avenue. Office 1102 Wabash Ave.11

James Lind ~ 1716-1794 ~ He was the founder of naval hygiene in England. Among his many reforms were strict delousing procedures and the use of hospital ships. In 1747 Lind conducted what is claimed as the world's first controlled clinical experiment when he studied the effects of citrus additions to the diet of sailors and proved that the practice would eliminate scurvy. He was able to convince Captain Cook, who successfully used citrus on his own crews, but not the admiralty, which remained skeptical despite his evidence. Another Scot, Sir Gilbert Blane used Lind's technique on sailors in the West Indies and in 1795 finally convinced the government to mandate the use of lime juice throughout the Navy. Englishmen have been called "limeys" ever since.14,18

Jenny Lind ~ 1820-1887 ~ The "Swedish Nightingale" according to one source was by descent and name Scottish.14

Sylvester Lind ~ Scottish carpenter who turned to real state development and subdivided land in the area of Wacker Drive and Randolph Street. In the 1850's Lind was a founder of the North Shore suburb of Lake Forest, home of many of Chicago's wealthiest businessmen. With some interruptions, he was mayor of Lake Forest from 1868 to 1884.7

Charles A. Lindburgh ~ pilot of partly Scottish ancestry became the first to fly solo from the New World to the old.14

John Lindesey ~ In 1738 obtained a tract of 8,000 acres in Cherry Valley, Oswego County, New York. October 11, 1778, the entire settlement was destroyed and 32 residents were killed with others taken by loyalists and Indians.1

Agnes Lindsay ~ Mother Andrew MacLeish.11

Collin Lindsay ~ b. 1744 ~ He was a Presbyterian minister who settled in the Sandhills area of North Carolina. Colin was the first minister of Old Laurel Hill Presbyterian Church. He immigrated to America in 1790 and became one of Sandhill's most popular preachers.1

E. J. Lindsay ~ b. 1838 ~ Born in Dundee, he was manufacturer of agricultural implements in Wisconsin.17

James B. Lindsay ~ In 1834, he astonished his Dundee neighbors by illuminating his house with electric lamps.14

James Edsin Lindsay ~ 1826-1919 ~ Lumberman who was descended from Donald Lindsay who settled in Argyle, New York, in 1739.17

Robert Burns Lindsay ~ b. 1824 ~ Born in Dumfriesshire, he was a linguist and scholar, educated at the University of St. Andrews. He was the 19th governor of Alabama (1870-72).17

Robert Lindsay ~ 1836-1901 ~ (Lord Wantage) Rallied his regiment at Alma after it had been thrown into confusion by a mistaken order. For this he received the first Victoria Cross ever awarded by the Army.14

Vachel Lindsay ~ 1879-1931 ~ He was a Scottish-American poet noted for his "General William Booth Enters Into Heaven".14

James Alexander Linen ~ b. 1840 ~ President of the First National Bank of Scranton, was of Scottish parentage.17

John Lining ~ 1708-1760 ~ Doctor born in Scotland, settled in Charleston, S.C., in 1730, gained a large practice through his skill as a physician, and a distinguished reputation in Europe as a scientist from his experiments in electricity, etc. His meteorological observations were probably the first ever published. In 1751 he issued his "History of the Yellow Fever," "which was the first that had been given to the public from the American continent."1

William Linnon ~ Settled in Georgia 1775. Sailed on the Georgia Packet seeking better employment opportunities. He was 19, a Taylor.10

Sir Thomas Johnstone Lipton ~ (1850-1931) Lipton Tea was his creation. He thought of himself as Irish but was, in fact, born in Glasgow and was at least partly Scottish. He went to New York at age 15 as a stowaway with $8 in his pocket, and returned to Glasgow six years later with enough money to open a grocery store. He moved his headquarters to London and was a millionaire by the age of 30. Lipton developed tea bags, thus insuring consistency and freshness for tea consumers. He also sold different blends to different countries, to make up for variations in water from region to region, and managed to lower the cost of tea with greater efficiency of production. Sir Thomas tried and failed to win the yachting America's Cup five times. 14

William Lister ~ b. 1886 ~ attorney for the Illinois Saint Andrew Society in 1940, he was born in Fifeshire Scotland. He attended the public schools of Scotland. He came to the United States in 1906. His law degree was obtained at the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. He became a naturalized citizen and was admitted to the Bar in 1914. He married Edith M. Pattulo on December 28, 1913. The marriage produced one son, William George who is still living as of 1990. Mr. Lister was the city attorney for Evanston from 1915 until 1921. He was the assistant attorney general of Illinois 1921-1922. He was a Republican, a Baptist, and a Mason. He was the Past Exalted Ruler of the Evanston Elks Club. Mr. Lister was a member of the Evanston University Club. His home was at 1111 Lake St., Evanston, and his office was located at 1 N. LaSalle St., in Chicago. He is interred in the Mausoleum at Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, IL. William Lister was President of the Illinois Saint Andrew Society in 1929 and 1930.

Andy Little ~ arrived in Boise ID with only his collie and his clothes and built a vastly successful sheep farm.1

John Little ~ Indentured Serv. Virginia 1774. He was 30, Husbandman, and sailed on the Carolina.10

Marie Louis Little ~ - 2nd Wife Andrew MacLeish.11

Anna I. Littlefield ~ Mother Donald L. Morrill. Born Wells, Maine (from D. Morrill's death certificate).11

Abram Newkirk Littlejohn ~ 1824-91 ~ first Bishop of Long Island, was adescendant of Hugh Littlejohn of Perthshire.17

John Martin Littlejohn ~ b. Feb. 15, 1867 ~ Pres. and prof of Osteopathic therapeutics and practice, The Littlejohn Coll. and Hospital since 1900. Born Glasgow, Scotland; son Rev. James and Elizabeth Walker (Scott) Littlejohn; grad. Univ of Glasgow, Studied theology; ordained 1886; taught theology 1886-7; continued studies; A.M. 1889; B.D. 1890, LL.B. 1892; univ. fellow Columbia Univ 1892-3; grad Ph.D. (honorary D. D. and LL.D.); M.D., Dunham Med coll and Hering Med Coll; married 1900, Ipswich, Engl, Mabel Alice Thompson; children: Mary Elizabeth Helen, Mabel Emma, James, Edgar Martin, John Martin, Elizabeth. Was tutor Glasgow Univ 1882-5; principal Rosemount coll. 1890-2; Pres Amity Coll, College Springs IA 1894-7; prof physiology, psychology and psychiatry and dean of faculty, Am. School of Osteopathy, Kirksville, MO 1898-1900 (D.O., 1900); enrolled as lawyer, May 1899; prof. psysiology, Hahnemann Med Coll, Chicago. Fellow and gold medalist Soc. of Science, London 1895; fellow Royal Soc. of Literature of Great Britain 1899. Editor in chief Osteopathic World 1900-5, Bulletin and Journal of Health 1905-10. Author: Christian Sabbatism 1892; the Political Theory of the Schoolmen and Grotius (3 parts), 1894; The Evolution of the State, 1895; lecture notes on physiology 1898; Lectures on Psycho-Physiology 1899; Lectures on Psycho-Pathology, 1900; the Journal of the Science of Osteopathy 1900-3; The Science of Osteopathy, 1899; Treatise on Osteopathy 1902; Principles of Osteopathy and Theory and Practice of Osteopathy 1907; Psychiatry 1908. Residence in 1905: 497 W. Monroe St. Residence in 1911: Lake Bluff, IL. Office in 1905 Masonic Temple and 497 W. Monroe St. Offices in 1911: Masonic Temple and 1410-1420 W. Monroe St.11,20

Alexander Livingston ~ Child of John R./Margaret Graham.4

Belle Livingston ~ Child of John R./Margaret Graham. Wife of Ralph P. Moore.4

David Livingstone or Livingston ~ 1813-1873 ~ Explorer and missionary in Africa. He worked in the local cotton mills until the age of 24 when he took a degree in medicine. He was also ordained as a minister and sent to Africa by the London Missionary Society. He determined to cross that continent from east to west and was the first European to discover the Victoria Falls of the river Zambesi and several major lakes in central Africa. When Henry Stanley was sent to look for Livingstone, he uttered the famous greeting "Dr Livingstone, I presume". He received a hero's welcome on his return to Britain. After his death on a later expedition his body was brought back to London for burial at Westminster Abbey. Born Blantyre 19-Mar-1813.5,14,18

Edward Livingston ~ 1764-1836 ~ Edward was Member of Congress from New York (1795-1801), Mayor of New York City (1801-03), Member of Congress from Louisiana (1823-29), United States Senator (1829-31), Secretary of State (1831-33), and Minister to France (1833-35).17

Leonidas Felix Livingston ~ b. 1832 ~ grandson of Adam Livingston from Scotland, who served in the Revolutionary War, was a Member of the Georgia Legislature and Member of Congress.17

Elizabeth Livingston ~ Married Hugh Randles.4

James Livingston ~ 1747-1832 ~ Colonel, who by his timely shot drove the British warship "Vulture" from her anchorage in the North River "thus securing the capture of Andr" effecting the discomfiture of Arnold's treason, and assuring the safety of West Point, the key of the Revolution."17

John Livingston ~ Married Catharine McEachron.4

John R. Livingston ~ Husband of Margaret J. Graham. Children: George R., James G., Mary, Nancy Jeanette, Rebecca Jane, Robert John Livingston, and William Robert.4

Mary Livingston ~ Wife of William Robertson (b.1752). Daughter of Archibald and Eleanor (McNaughton) Livingston, owners of Lot No. 66 in the Argyle Patent. She was born in Tappan, Rockland Co. NY; died in Argyle when her 9th child was born.4

Peter Van Brugh Livingston ~ 1710-92 ~ second son of Philip, was President of the first Provincial Congress.17

Philip Livingston ~ 1716-1778 ~ grandson of Robert Livingston, the first of the American family of the name, was Member of Congress from New York in 1774 and 1776 and one of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence.17 "His life was distinguished for inflexible rectitude and devotion to the interests of his country."17

Philip Livingston ~ 1686-1748 ~ Eldest son of Robert R., he succeeded Robert R. as second Lord of the Manager and added greatly to the family wealth and lands by his business enterprise.17

Philip Livingston ~ 1716-1778 ~ Son of Philip, he was a Member of the General Assembly for the city of New York, Member of Congress in 1774 and 1776, President of St. Andrew's Society in New York and among the founders of Columbia University, first called King's college. Signer of the Declaration of Independence from New York.14,17

Robert R. Livingston ~ 1746-1813 ~ He was a member of colonial congress, and Chancellor of the State of New York (1777-1801), Secretary of Foreign Affairs (1781-83), Minister to France (1801-05), and Negotiator of the Louisiana Purchase (1803). Swore in George Washington as President. He went to Paris under Jefferson to effect the Louisiana Purchase. Although they had no instructions and no authorization they struck an awesome bargain with the French. Napoleon acknowledged that the trade made the United States a power "forever". He recognized this as his life's "noblest work" and predicted, "from this day the United States take their place among the powers of the first rank." Livingston and Monroe had paid only $15 million for all of what is now the state of Louisiana, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska and most of Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, Wyoming, Minnesota, the Dakotas and Montana. He informed the next president James Madison that Spain had ceded West Florida to France in 1800 and it was therefore part of the Louisiana Purchase. Madison claimed the area. He was a partner with Robert Fulton in building the first steamboat.3,14,17

Robert R. Livingston ~ 1624-1725 ~ Born at Ancrum, Roxburghshire, he came to America about 1672. He married Alida (Schuyler) Van Rensselaer. Died in 1725 as one of the richest and most influential men in the colonies.3,14,17

Robert R. Livingston ~ 1746-1813 ~ He was Member of the Continental Congress, Chancellor of the State of New York (1777-1801), Secretary of Foreign Affairs (1781-83), Minister to France (1801-05), and Negotiator of the Louisiana Purchase (1803). He administered the oath of office to George Washington on his assuming the office of President.17

Robert Ramsey Livingston ~ 1827-88 ~ the most prominent of Nebraska's early physicians.17

William Livingston ~ 1723-90 ~ son of Philip, he was the first governor of New Jersey, serving 1776-1790.14,17

William Livingston ~ 1723-90 ~ the "Don Quixote of New Jersey," grandson of Robert Livingston of Ancrum, Scotland, founder of the Livingston family in America, so famous in the history of New York State, was Governor of New Jersey from 1776 to 1790.17

NFN Lockhart ~ from Fife who was fined for practicing golf among the sheep in New York Central Park in 1887.1

Cissie Loftus ~ Glasgow-born actress and impersonator.1

George Logan ~ 1753-1821 ~ a man of high scientific attainments, grandson of James Logan, Quaker Governor of Pennsylvania, went to France in 1798 with the design of averting war with that country, Senator from Pennsylvania (1801-07).17

James Logan ~ Brother of William Logan. Played 2nd snare drums with the Fitchburg Pipe Band MA making its debut in 1915.1

James Logan ~ 1674-1751 ~ born in County Armagh, son of Patrick Logan, of Scottish parentage, was Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania from 1731 to 1739, and President of the Council (1736-38). He bequeathed his library of over two thousand volumes to Philadelphia, and they now form the "Loganian Library" in the Philadelphia Public Library.17

Johnathan Logan ~ 1826-1896 ~ General whose father was an Ulster Scot and emigrated to the U.S. in 1823. Born in Jackson Co., IL, he was the only Union Volunteer to successively command a regiment, a brigade, a division, a corp, and finally an army. He was never defeated. He enlisted in the army at the outbreak of war with Mexico. After the war, he studied law and was admitted to the bar. He was elected to the Illinois General Assembly in 1852 and 1856. In 1858 he was elected to Congress and later to the U.S. Senate. He resigned from Congress on the spur of the moment to take part in the Battle of Bull Run. He returned home to organize the 31st Illinois Infantry and was appointed commanding officer of the unit. He led the first column into Vicksburg after its surrender, and he was appointed military governor of the city. Following the Civil War, Logan proposed that May 30 be designated as Memorial Day and made a national holiday. He was one of early Illinois' most distinguished leaders. Most of his career was spent between the law and politics and the military. At the Republican convention of 1884, he received 63 votes for President. Shortly before his death he was nominated for Vice President of the United States with James G. Blaine as presidential candidate. On Logan's death, Blaine said, "No man has combined two careers to such an eminent degree."

Thomas M. Logan ~ b. 1840 ~ lawyer, soldier, and railroad officer was a descendant of Logan of Restalrig.17

William Logan ~ Piper who joined the Fitchburg Pipe Band MA making its debut in 1915.1

Crawford Williamson Long ~ An American of Ulster-Scottish ancestry, he was the first to use an anesthetic in surgery. On March 30, 1842, in Jefferson, Georgia, Long, painlessly removed a tumor from a patient.14

John Long ~ Village stone-carver of Macomb IL was born in Glasgow in 1812. During the 1840's he worked on the Mormon temple at Nauvoo. John who died from injuries sustained in the war against Mexico carved stones in the old Macomb cemetery on the town's Wigwam Hollow Road.1

Alan and Derek Longmuir ~ Founders of the tartan-clad Bay City Rollers in 1968, a pop musical group.14

Augustus Baldwin Longstreet ~ 1790-1870 ~ became President of South Carolina College. He was the son of William Longstreet.17

William Longstreet ~ 1759-1814 ~ a New Jersey Scot, who invented and patented an improvement in cotton gins called the "breast-roller," also a portable steam saw-mill. As early as 1790 he was at work on the problem of the application of steam power to the propulsion of boats, but lack of funds prevented operations until 1807, the same year in which Fulton launched his steamboat.17

George P Longwell ~ donated the cement for the Burns monument in Chicago.Helen F. LonieOn 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. She was elected Assistant Secretary.

Martha B Loomis ~ Mother Cornelius Rollin Adams. Father of Martha, Gen. Lewis Loomis of Colebrook, NH.11

George C. Lorimer ~ Presbyterian Minister in Chicago.6

George Horace Lorimer ~ b. 1867 ~ journalist and author of "Letters from a Self-made Merchant to His Son" (1902), etc.17

William Lorimer ~ Father William Lorimer.11

William Lorimer ~ b. 1861 ~ Senator/Illinois St. Andrew Society Member 1910. Born Manchester, England; son William and Sarah (Harley) Lorimer; when 5 years old came to US with parents and in 1870 to Chicago; married Susan Mooney of Chicago 1884. At 10, he became sign painter's apprentice; later worked in packing houses and for a street railroad co.; entered real estate business 1886 and later mem. of Murphy & Lorimer in bldg & brick mfg. business; mem. firm of Lorimer & Gallagher, contractors, since 1900; pres. Federal Improvement co. since 1907. Supt. water-main extensions and later supt. Water Dept., City of Chicago 1887-93; defeated for clerk Superior Ct. 1892; mem. 54th to 56th congresses (1895-1901) 2nd IL Dist and 58th to 61st congresses (1903-11) 6th dist; mem. coms on Agr and Rivers and Harbors; elected U. S. Senator 1909 for term 1909-15; resigned from 61st congress 1909. Republican. Residence 3659 douglas Park Blvd. Office: The Rookery.11

William Lorimer ~ Member of Illinois St. Andrew Society, 1893. Born Manchester, England

Mary Ann Louden ~ 1797-1860 ~ Wife of Alexander Randles.4

Allan and Malcolm Loughead ~ Brothers who founded in 1926 Lockheed Aircraft.14

John Lourie ~ Mentioned in the parish records of Auctermuchty, County Fife where it shows that John Lourie and Ann Gilmore were married in 1718. Their daughter Janet, married George Beveridge.4

Nancy Lourie ~ Wife of David Dobbin.4

Leannah Louthain ~ Author whose family moved from Virginia to Ohio and took the opportunity in 1835 to move to Indiana when some 1,250,000 acres opened up. She wrote about their journey as a child.1

Thomas Louttit ~ Died in the fire of 1917 at the Scottish Home, buried at Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, IL.

Francis Thomas Fletcher Lovejoy ~ Secretary of the Carnegie Steel Company was of Scottish descent.17

Priscilla Loveland ~ b. Scotland, m. Rev. William Taylor; mother of Asa Taylor.19

Annie Lydia Low ~ Wife John Jeffrey.11

Sir David Alexander Cecil Low ~ born in New Zealand to Scottish and Irish parents was one of the outstanding political cartoonists of all time.14

Juliette Magill Kenzie Gordon Low ~ Founder of the Girl Scouts of America.1

Frank O. Lowden ~ Served in the State or National Legislature.6

Alester Lowe ~ Prisoner sent to MA in 1652.10

Smith Lowell ~ b. 1823 in Vermont, married Harriet Taylor.19

Walter Lowrie ~ 1784-1868 ~ Senator (1819-35) and thereafter Secretary of the Senate for twelve years, was born in Edinburgh. His four sons all became prominent in law and theology.17

Sarah Bowles Ludden ~ Wife Alexander Smith of Memphis, Tn.11

Thomas Lummesden ~ b. 1528 ~ AKA Thomas Scotus, he served as the Danish ambassador to Scotland from 1505-1522.14

James Lumsden ~ - Indentured Serv. 1774 Virginia. He was 22, a baker and sailed on the Brilliant.10

Robert Thomas Lunham ~ pork packer; b. Co. Cork, Ireland, Nov. 8, 1856; s. Robert and Mary (Darling) Lunham, both natives of Berwickshire, Scotland; ed. Liverpool Inst. and School of Art, Liverpool, Eng., and by private tutors at home; m. Chicago, June 29, 1881, Elmora Hughes of Louisville, Ky.; children: Elmore Ainslie, Clayton Wescott, Elsie Frances, Chester Hughes, Robert Thomas, Jr. Came to Chicago in 1874 and started in business same year in firm of Boyd, Lunham & Co., and continued in pork packing until 1879, then sold packing house and engaged in export provision and commission business. In 1895 resumed pork packing business, renting Jones & Stiles' plant at Union Stock Yards until July, 1896, when they bought the plant formerly owned by the W. H. Silverborn Co., which have since operated; now sec., treas., dir. and asst. gen. mgr. Boyd, Lunham & Co. Mem. Chicago Board of Trade since 1892. Republican. Presbyterian. Mem. Royal Arcanum. Office: Union Stock Yards. Residence: 4234 Prairie Av.20

Alice Lusk ~ Wife John Clarence Webster. Daughter late Dr. William Lusk of NY.11

James Lyall ~ 1836-1901 ~ born in Auchterarder, invented the positive-motion shuttle (1868) which revolutionized the manufacture of cotton goods. He also invented fabrics for pneumatic tires and fire-hose.17

Alexander Lyell ~ AKA Sander Leiel ~ became one of the richest Danish merchants of his time. He also served as Borgmester (mayor) of Elsinore in 1536, adviser to the king and godfather to one of his sons.

Sir Charles Lyell ~ 1797-1875 ~ Expanded on James Hutton's theories of a continuously developing earth and convinced Darwin to pursue his evolutionary ideas. Lyell was also the author of Elements of Geology, the standard work on stratigraphical and paleontological geology.14

Sandy Lyle ~ An English-born Briton of Scottish parentage, he stood as the best golfer in the world after having won the Masters in 1988. Lyle insists on being referred to as a Scot and impressed a vast television audience by participating in the 1989 Masters coat-exchanging ceremony wearing a kilt.14

William Lyle ~ Edinburgh poet, settled in Rochester, NY.1

Benny Lynch ~ 1913-1946 ~ He won Scotland's first world boxing title, holding the flyweight championship from 1935 to 1938.14

Sylvester Lynd ~ was a prominent capitalist in the 1860's.

Cecelia Lyol ~ Died June 15, 1874; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.
 

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

2013