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Leslie Uggams ~ Popular singer of African, Scottish and American-Indian ancestry.14

Angus Umphraville ~ of Missouri, the unknown author of "Missourian Lays" (St. Louis, 1821), was most probably a Scot. His verses are described as "simply wonderful."17

Harriet Upton ~ Scot and suffragette.1

William Andrew Ure ~ b. 1839 ~ of Scottish parentage, by his energy made the Newark, New Jersey, Sunday Call, one of the leading newspapers in the state.17

Hugh Urich ~ Died February 21, 1904; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

Edmond Urquhart ~ b. 1834 ~ One of the pioneers in the creation of the cotton seed oil industry.17

James Urquhart ~ Born in Ferintosh in Ross-shire and sailed to New York in 1851 and joined a wagon train in the Oregon Trail. He worked at a variety of trades, but arrived in Washington State in time to vote in the territory's first election. Settling in Eden Prairie, he sent for his wife and children. He laid out the town of Napavine, farmed and had a merchant's business, was country treasurer, postmaster and was elected three times to the territorial legislature.1

Robert E. Urquhart ~ Major General who was the British commander at the heroic but ill-fated battle of Arnhem in the Netherlands in 1944. As his troops tried to take the bridge over the Rhine they were overwhelmed by German forces who had captured their battle plans. Nevertheless, they fought bravely for nine days. Urquhart was played by Sean Connery in the 1977 film A Bridge Too Far.14

Maud B. Vail ~ Child Robert J./Electra M. Bennett.11

James R. Valentine ~ Valentine was president of the Illinois Saint Andrew Society in 1859. Little additional information about his life is available. In 1852 he was with the Bank of America in Chicago and along with a number of others, including George Smith, was indicted for irregular banking practices. None were ever convicted and the charges were finally dropped.

Patrick Anderson Valentine ~ merchant; b. Forres, Scotland, Dec. 13, 1861; s. John Ross and Johanna G. Valentine; ed. Victoria College, Channel Islands; m. Mar. 6, 1902, May Lester Armour; 1 son: Patrick Anderson, Jr. Long associated as employe and partner with the late Philip D. Armour; now vice-pres. Armour & Co., Union Stock Yards Co., Omaha; dir. Nat. City Bank, New York, Central Trust Co., of Illinois, New York Security and Trust Co., of New York, Continental Nat. Bank, Chicago; Farmers ~ Loan and Trust Co., New York; Fidelity Trust Co., Interstate Nat. Bank, Chicago Junction Ry., Chicago Junction Rys. and Union Stock Yards Co., K.C. Ry. and Light Co., Kansas City; Union Stock Yard and Transit Co., Stock Yards Savings Bank, St. Louis Stock Yards Co., Nat. Packing Co., Kansas City Electric Light Co., Armour Grain Co., Chicago Subway Co., U.S. Realty Improvement Co., New York. Clubs: Union League, Metropolitan, N.Y. Yacht, Lotos (New York); Chicago, Chicago Golf, Washington Park (Chicago). Office Armour Co., Residence: 3700 Michigan Ave.20

John Vallance ~ d. 1823 ~ Born in Scotland and died in Philadelphia in 1823, he was one of the founders of the Association of Artists in America and was Treasurer of the Society of Artists in Philadelphia in 1810.17

Edward H. Vance ~ Married Anna Cole.4

James Vance ~ Leading citizen in Macomb, IL.6

John Vance ~ Leading citizen in Macomb, IL.6

James R. B. Van Cleave ~ Member Illinois St. Andrew Society, 1893. Born Illinois, USA.

James Robert Burns Van Cleave ~ Clerk of City of Chicago. Died in 1930 app. May be buried in Springfield, IL. Grandfather of Peter Van Cleave, 400 N. Mich. Ave. Chicago, IL 60611

Arent H. van Ohlen ~ Husband Mima C. McClellan.4

Mary K. Vaughan ~ Wife of Burton W. Mack. Graduate of the Herring Medical College of the class of 1893. She specializes in women's and children's diseases. She is supreme medical director of the Daughters of Columbia.12

George Veitch ~ Died November 2, 1899; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

George McNaughton Vial ~ Son of Samuel and Margaret, he became the Moderator fo the Illinois State Congregational Conference and was leader in the Nat'l Councils for the denomination.6

Joseph Vial ~ son of Samuel and Margaret, was Lyons Township Treasurer for 19 years.6

Robert Vial ~ It was in his log cabin in 1836, south of the present Western Springs, the first political convention delegates gathered. He had lived on that farm for 85 years (as of 1919).6

Samuel Vial ~ d. 1919 ~ older brother of Robert, helped raise the first log schoolhouse in Lyons township in the 1840's.6

Queen Victoria ~ Leaves From a Journal of Our Life in the Highlands, was written by the Scottish-Descended Queen Victoria in 1867. It made her the most popular ruler-writer since Julius Caesar.14

Elizabeth Gray Vining ~ From 1946 to 1950 she was tutor to the then crown prince and present emperor of Japan, Akihito. Her father was John Gordon Gray, was a native of Aberdeen. Her story parallels that of The King and I, as she was the first foreigner permitted inside the living quarters of the Imperial Palace and was, perhaps, closer to Akihito than anyone else outside the imperial household. The emperor still keeps in touch with Mrs. Vining. The late Emperor Hirohito said of her, "If ever anything I did has been a success, it was bringing Mrs. Vining here.".14

Mechai Viravaidya ~ Thai physician whose mother is Scottish, became the most successful birth control advocate in the Far East in the 1970s. In four years his super-salesman techniques reduced Thailand's pregnancies by 41 percent and changed the Thai word for condom to Mechai.14

Fredrik Axel von Fersen ~ 1719-1794 ~ of Macpherson ancestry, he was elected lantmarskalk (speaker of the first estate, the nobility) in 1756 in Sweden.14

Hans Axel von Fersen ~ 1755-1810 ~ Count who arranged the abortive escape of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette from France in 1791. He was made riksmarskalk (earl marshall) of Sweden in 1801. Son of Fredrik Axel von Fersen of Macpherson ancestry.14

Johann von Lamont ~ (1805-1879) ~ Born John Lamont in Braemar, the son of the earl of Fife's forester, studied at the Scottish Benedictine monastery near Regenburg and stayed to become astronomer royal of Bavaria. He became director of the Bogenhausen Observatory in 1835 and professor of astronomy in Munich in 1852. He discovered the satellites of Uranus in 1837.14

Diana Vreeland ~ "The Empress of Fashion", she ruled American couture for over three decades, first as fashion editor of Harper's Bazaar and then as editor of Vogue. Ms. Vreeland, a Wallace awardee, was born in Paris, the daughter of Scottish stockbroker Frederick Dalziel.14

James Waddell ~ 1739-1805 ~ famous in Virginia as "The Blind Preacher," was probably a grandson or great-grandson of William Waddell of Monkland parish, Scotland, one of the prisoners captured at Bothwell Brig in 1679.17

Moses Waddell ~ 1770-1840 ~ born in Iredell county, North Carolina, of Scottish parentage, fifth President of the University of Georgia, was one of the foremost teachers of his day.17

Ann Walker ~ Went to Philadelphia 1774 to settle with husband James. She was 50 and sailed on the Bellar.10

George Walker ~ 1816- ~ Child of Helen Oliver/James. Married Eleanor Livingston Dobbin 1838.4

George Walker ~ A native of Clackmannanshire, he pointed out the advantages of the present site of the Capital of the U.S.17

Helen Walker ~ 1807-1864 ~ Child of Helen Oliver/James. Died in New York City; married Asa Miller.4

Helen Walker ~ 1842-1869 ~ Child of Nancy Walls/John. Married Wallace Olmstead.4

Henry Walker ~ 1849-1926 ~ Child of Nancy Walls/John. Married Mary Huston 1871.4

Isabella Walker ~ Died July 27, 1886; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

James A. Walker ~ Married to Mary McCleery.4

James Alexander Walker ~ 1832-1901 ~ descendant of John Walker who came from Wigtown (c. 1730), was also Member of Congress (1895-99) and Lieutenant Governor of Virginia (1877).17

James Walker ~ Went to Philadelphia 1774 to settle. He was 50, a blacksmith and sailed on the Bellar.10

James Walker ~ In 1850 with William Patten, James Blair, and Mr. Hoag, he started overland for California. He died on the way at Lone Tree.

James Walker ~ 1778-1856 ~ b. Edinburgh, Scotland. died in Clinton township, IL in the home of his son John Walker, at the age of 78 years. He married Helen Oliver and was a charter member of the church. Children: Euphemia Walker (1811-1811), William Walker (died at 15 months).4

James Walker ~ 1812-1850 ~ Child of Helen Oliver/James. Died at Lone Tree, WY while on an overland trip to California. Married Mary Rich in 1845.4

James Walker ~ Son, John and wife, Nancy Walls, were charter members of the United Presbyterian Church of Somonauk, IL chartered in 1846.4

Janet Walker ~ 1806-1839 ~ Child of Helen Oliver/James. Married Martin Coon.4

Janet Walker ~ 1857- ~ Child of Nancy Walls/John. Married Charles Hay.4

John Walker, Jr. ~  ~ Married Rebecca Kirkpatrick.4

John Walker ~ Grandson of James Walker. who came from near Edinburgh Scotland and was the head of a family in Hebron, Washington Co. NY, in 1790.

John Walker ~ married Margaret Dobbin. Children: Edward Walker and Elizabeth Walker.4

John Walker ~ 1846-1916 ~ Child of Nancy Walls/John. Married 1867 Rebecca Kirkpatrick.4

John Walker ~ 1818-1910 ~ Child of Helen Oliver/James. Born in Washington Co. NY and died at his home in Sandwich, IL at the age of 92. He married Nancy Walls in 1839. Child: Mary Walker b. 1855). They came to Somonauk, IL in 1842 and secured a half section of prairie land from the government in Clinton township. They were both charter members of the Associate Church. He married second in 1860, Margaret Dobbin.4

Joseph Walker ~ Went to Philadelphia 1774 to settle. Son of James, he was 30, a blacksmith and sailed on the Bellar.10

Lizzie Walker ~ Died February 11, 1878; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

Mary Walker ~ Went to Philadelphia 1774 to settle with husband Joseph. She was 28 and sailed on the Bellar.10

Mary Walker ~ 1805-1895 ~ Child of Helen Oliver/James. Died unmarried at her brother John's home.4

Oliver Walker ~ 1851-1884 ~ Child of Nancy Walls/John. Married Mary Tragar.4

Ralph T. Walker ~ An American of purely Scottish ancestry, he was the designer of the Irving Trust Company's skyscraper at 1 Wall Street. Frank Lloyd Wright called Walker "the only other architect in America." In 1957 the American Institute of Architects named Walker "architect of the century."14

Robert Walker ~ 1820-1885 ~ Child of Helen Oliver/James. Died in New York City; married Sophronia Storrs.4

Robert Walker ~ 1844-1927 ~ Child of Nancy Walls/John. Married 1867 Julia Ann Kirkpatrick. He is said to have been the first white child born in Clinton township. He and Mary, daughter of Robert Patten, where the first children baptized in the Somonauk, IL church when it was a mission.4

Roseanna Walker ~ 1952- ~ Child of Nancy Walls/John. Married John Dougal.4

Thomas Walker ~ 1808- ~ Child of Helen Oliver/James. Went to sea and was never heard from again.4

William Walker ~ 1824-60 ~ He was the filibuster, born in Tennessee of Scots parentage.17

William Walker ~ 1824-60 ~ the filibuster, was born in Tennessee of Scots parentage.17

William Walker ~ 1824-1860 ~ An American whose father was born in Inverness, was, in turn, a physician, lawyer and journalist before he became an adventurer in Latin America. Starting in San Francisco with a small force in 1853 he landed at La Paz, Mexico proclaiming an independent republic in Lower California and Sonora. The Mexicans forced him out in 1854. In 1855, he was invited by revolutionaries to Nicaragua, where he landed with 56 followers, quickly made himself master of the country and became its President. His government was recognized by the U.S. in 1856, but in 1860 he was arrested by the British navy and executed by Honduras. Walker's career was the subject of the 1987 film Walker. So far, he is the only American citizen to serve as president of a foreign country.14

William James Walker ~ 1840- ~ Child of Nancy Walls/John. Married first Albina Kirkpatrick in 1859; second Mary Jane Howison in 1915.4

Alfred Russel Wallace ~ 1823-1913 ~ A little-remembered Englishman of Scottish descent discovered and was recognized immediately as the co-discoverer, with Charles Darwin, of the theories of evolution, natural selection, and the origin of species. While writing down his own ideas, Darwin received a paper containing the same theories from his friend Alfred Wallace, who was working at the time in the distant Moluccas and had composed his paper while recovering from an attack of malaria. In his work Wallace had actually written the phrase "survival of the fittest," entering those words into the English language. Darwin immediately acknowledged that the ideas were the same as his own and magnanimously proposed that Wallace's paper be published without any reference to his own work, which was not yet complete. Even though it was clear that Wallace had the first finished work, Sir Charles Lyell and Sir James Hooker decided to read Wallace's paper and Darwin's abstract as a joint paper at the Linnean Society on July 1, 1858, and to have "both naturalists appearing as equally great and independent discoverers of the origin of species.".14

Andrew Wallace ~ was the manager in Chicago of J. H. Bass, mfg and banker.6

Charles Wallace ~ son of Rev. Dr. David A. Wallace, attained high rank in the US Signal Corps.6

Charles William Wallace ~ b. 1865 ~ philologist and Shakespearean scholar, is of Scottish descent.17

D. B. Wallace ~ 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 Second Vice President.

David Wallace ~ 1799-1859 ~ 6th governor of Indiana (1837-40).17

David Wallace  ~ 1799-1859 ~ sixth Governor of Indiana (1837-40), was of Scottish ancestry.17

David A. Wallace ~ Minister and the first President of Monmouth College.6

DeWitt Wallace and Lila Acheson Wallace ~ Couple who founded in 1922 Reader's Digest, the largest circulation magazine in the world. At the time of their deaths in the 1980's the Wallaces owned all the stock of the company. When they went public in 1990, the company was valued at over $2 billion. DeWitt was the son of a Presbyterian minister, and his wife, Lila Acheson Wallace, was a descendant of Ulster Scots who were, in turn, descended from Sir Archibald Acheson, who owned the landmark house still standing on Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Mr. Wallace began the magazine by reading and condensing articles in the periodical room of the New York Public Library. Reader's Digest magazine is presently read by over 100 million readers in 17 languages in every country of the world.14

George C. Wallace ~ Scot and unsuccessful bidder for U.S. President.14

Henry Wallace ~ Scot and unsuccessful bidder for U.S. President.14

James Duncan Wallace ~ b. 1849 ~ He was born in Edinburgh. In 1871 Wallace set sail for America; he reached Topeka, Kansas and got a job in the Santa Fe Railroad workshops. He had six children who continue to be active in Topeka and treasure their Scots background.1

John Findley Wallace  ~ 1852-1920 ~ of Scottish descent, was chief-engineer of the Panama Canal (1904-05), and also designed and constructed many important engineering works.17

John Finley Wallace ~ 1852-1920 ~ Son of Rev. Dr. David A. Wallace, he studied at Monmouth College and did work on the Mississippi, railroad engineering and as general manager of the Panama Railroad and Steamship Line, engineering expert for the Chicago City Council's committee on Railroad Terminals and President of the Am. Society of Civil Engineers. He moved to New York.6,14 (Ref. 17 has his middle name spelled FINDLEY). Chief engineer of the Panama Canal (1904-05).17

Lew Wallace ~ 1827-1905 ~ General and author of "Ben Hur," etc.17

William Ross Wallace ~ 1819-81 ~ author of "Perdita," etc., was described by Bryant as "a born poet."17

Nicholas Wallis ~ Prisoner sent to MA in 1652.10

Annie Ingram Walls ~ Child Charles Bruce/Annie Walls.11

Catharine Walls ~ 1824-1887 ~ Wife of William Howison. She was born in Salem, New York, and is buried in Oak Mound Cemetery.4

Catherine Walls ~ Child Charles Bruce/Annie Walls.11

Charles Bruce Walls ~ b. April 20, 1857 ~ Physician/Member Illinois St. Andrew Society 1910. Born Fraserburg, Scotland; son James and Jane (Sangster) Walls; ed. pub. schools of Aberdeen, Scotland, Hugh Miller's School and later under private and self instruction for many years; self-taught in stenography in U.S., 1883; private sec. in Louisville and Nashville R.R. office 1884-5; bookkeeper and confidential clerk, Marshall Field & Co. 1885-91; Graduated Chicago Homoe Med Coll 1894, M.D.; married Henderson Ky June 14, 1894 Annie Ingram; children: Catherine Jean, Annie Ingram. In practice in Chicago as physician and surgeon from 1894. Apptd 1st Lt. USA Med Reserve Corps 1911. Member Am. Inst. of Homoeopathy, Il Inst. of Homoeopathy. Surgeon I.N.G.; served with 1st Ill vol. Inf. in war with Spain; major and surgeon and director Soc of Santiago; Member Soc. of Foreign Wars and of Ill. Commandery of Naval and Mil. order of the Spanish-am War; mem. Assn. of Mil. Surgeons of U.S. Republican. Mason. Odd Fellow. Mem. St. Andrews Soc. Residence and Office in 1905: 1003 Warren Av. Residence in 1911: 3212 Warren Av. Office in 1911: 34 E. Washington St.11,20

James Walls ~ Father Charles Bruce Walls.11

Nancy Walls ~ 1820-1859 ~ Wife of John Walker b. 1818). She was born in County Antrim, Ireland and died in Clinton Township, IL.4

George Walton ~ Signer of the Declaration of Independence from Georgia.14

John Clarke Warbrick ~ b. April 30, 1868 ~ Physician/Member Illinois St. Andrew Society 1910. Born Bolton, Ont. Canada; son Joseph Firth and Mary (Brown) Warbrick; grad Trinity Univ., Toronto Ont, M.D., C.M. 1894; M.D., Univ of Toronto, ad eundem gradum, 1904. Attended Toronto General Hosp 1891-4; special student, Cooke's School of Anatomy and Physiology, London, Eng., 1895; clinical asst. Central Ophthalmic Hosp, London, 6 months 1896 and in Central Nose, Throat and Ear Hosp, London 6 months 1896; general student University Coll, London 1896, 1898, St. John's Hosp. for Diseases of the Skin, London, 3 months, 1896, Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, Scotland 1897, clinical asst. to Great Ormond St. (London) Sick Children's Hosp (3 mo.) and to Brompton Consumption Hosp (London 6 mo.) 1897; special course in nose and throat dept of hosp Lariboisiere, Paris, France 4 Mo. 1898; licentiate State board of Health Il. 1900; Licentiate Univ of State of NY 1901. Fellow Trinity Med Coll, Toronto, Can 1900; mem. Chicago Med. soc, AMA, Ill State Med Soc. Naturalist, Ornithologist; contributor to medical and literary articles to press. Republican. Presbyterian. Mem. Illinois St. Andrew's Soc. Clubs: Physicians', Kenwood Country. Office and Residence in 1905: 70 ~ 47th Street. Office in 1911: 306 E. 43rd St.11,20

Joseph Firth Warbrick ~ Father John Clarke Warbrick.11

Clemence Ward ~ Wife John Joseph Badenoch 1874.11

Darnley D. Ward, and Lisle Ward ~ Mount Gay rum is the product of the Ward family, whose ancestors came to Barbados from Scotland and Africa. Darnel and Lisle are the current owners. Related to Sir Deighton H. L. Ward.14

Sir Deighton, H. L. Ward ~ Governor General of Barbados in the 1980's.14

William Grey Warden ~ 1831-95 ~ Born in Pittsburgh of Scottish ancestry, he was a pioneer in the refining of petroleum in Pennsylvania and the controlling spirit in the work of creating the great Atlantic Refinery consolidated with the Standard Oil Company of Ohio in 1874.17

John Wark ~ Settled in Georgia 1775. Sailed on the Georgia Packet seeking better employment opportunities. He was 30, a millwright.10

Albert Warner ~ b. 1903 ~ Married Blanch Martha Dobbin.4

Bessie Warner ~ Wife of Charles Howison

David Warren ~ Medal of Honor Recipient in the Civil War. Rank and organization: Coxswain, U.S. Navy. Born: 1836, Scotland. Accredited to: New York. G.O. No.: 45, 31 December 1864. Citation: Served as coxswain on board the U.S.S. Monticello during the reconnaissance of the harbor and water defenses of Wilmington, N.C., 23 to 25 June 1864. Taking part in a reconnaissance of enemy defenses which lasted 2 days and nights, Warren courageously carried out his duties during this action which resulted in the capture of a mail carrier and mail, the cutting of a telegraph wire, and the capture of a large group of prisoners. Although in immediate danger from the enemy, Warren showed gallantry and coolness throughout this action which resulted in the gaining of much vital information of the rebel defenses. Internet

George Washington ~ Remotely descended from the Scottish king Malcolm II. This discovery was made in 1964 by an Englishman, George S.H.L. Washington, and has been accepted by the Garter King of arms, the official arbiter of English genealogy. He was made commander-in-chief of the newly formed Virginia Regiment at 23 years old.14

W. H. Waters ~ Illinois Central Land Development, lost valuable property in the Chicago fire.

Alexander Watson ~ Lived in Scotland Township, IL 1840's.6

Andrew Watson ~ Settled in Georgia 1775. Sailed on the Georgia Packet seeking better employment opportunities. He was 21, a smith.10

Clarence Watson ~ In his memoirs of life in 19th century Illinois, he tells of his little one-room school the children knew as Wiley College.1

Mrs. J. O. Watkins ~ Child William A./Joan Pinkerton.11

John Watson ~ 1807-1863 ~ Doctor and organizer of one of the first dispensaries for the treatment of skin diseases and introducer of reforms in the New York Hospital, was an Ulster Scot.17

George A. Watson ~ b. 1645 ~ of Edinburgh, was the first full-time public accountant in Western Europe.14

James A. Watson ~ Husband of Margaret M. Mahaffey.4

James D. Watson ~ Many believe that the century's most important advance in medical science was working out the structure of DNA. The double helix was co-discovered by this Scottish-American for which he shared the 1962 Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine with two English fellow-scientists. In 1988 Dr. Watson, also a Wallace Award winner, became the first director of human genome research at the National Institute of Health. As head of the genome project, which will identify and map all human genes, he has assumed the leadership of the largest biological research project ever undertaken.14

Jessie A. Watson ~ Died October 9, 1982; buried Rosehill, Sec. D, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

John Watson ~ painter at Perth Amboy in East New Jersey.1

Martha Rush Watson ~ child of Margaret Mahaffey/James. Married C. Frederick Toenniges.4

Robert Watson ~ Wife of Margaret Ann McCleery.4

Thomas Watson ~ d. 1902 ~ First Vice President of the Illinois Saint Andrew Society in 1891.

Thomas J. Watson ~ and James Graham Johnston, an American of Ulster-Scottish ancestry on both sides, developed a practical tabulating machine  ~ a prototype computer  ~ for the debt-ridden Computing-Tabulating-Recording company which Watson was managing, later to become IBM. He returned to Scotland in triumph to open the IBM facility at Greenock.14

William Watson ~ d. 1828 ~ a Scot, was physician and friend of Chancellor Livingston, and one of the early promoters of scientific agriculture in America. He was founder of the Farmers' Club of Dutchess and Columbia Counties, the pioneer of Agricultural Societies in New York.17

Douglas Watt ~ Theater critic of the New York Daily News.14

James Watt ~ 1736-1819 ~ A Grenock-born engineer and inventor, he played a leading role in the Industrial Revolution through his development of the steam engine into a practical source of power and invented the governor as a control device.. The unit of power by which we measure the strength of a light bulb is named after James Watt. He also independently discovered the composition of water. His main workshop, with Matthew Boulton, was at the Soho Engineering Works in Birmingham and that city's public library now holds the main collection of his papers. Baptized Greenock (old or west) 25-Jan-1736.Jim Thompson files,13,14,18

Jim Watt ~ b. 1948 ~ Boxer who insisted on fighting in his native Glasgow. He followed Ken Buchanan as lightweight champion in 1979.14

Sir Robert Watson-Watt ~ 1892-1973 ~ A direct descendant of James Watt, this British scientist perfected radar during World War II. He was a physicist, born in Brechin. 14,18

Willie Watt ~ b. 1909 ~ Born in the Parish of Skene in Aberdeenshire, sailed from Southhampton on The Berengaria for New York. By 1928 he was working with Shorthorn cattle at Grain Valley MO. He went to Thomas County in 1929 to work with Herford show cattle and received his naturalization papers in Nov 1932. He became a recognized expert on the Hereford breed, moving around the US before finally settling in Kansas.1

Mary A. Watterson ~ b. 5 Sept. 1852 ~ Oxford, Ohio. W/o Alexander Giffen.19

James Watts ~ 1749-1836 ~ Of Scots parentage, he was the last Royal Recorder of the city (New York?) Speaker of the New York Assembly, Member of Congress, 1793-96, and founder of the Leake and Watts Orphan Asylum.17

John Watts ~ 1749-1836 ~ of Scots parentage, was the last Royal Recorder of New York City, Speaker of the New York Assembly, Member of Congress, 1793-96, and founder of the Leake and Watts Orphan Asylum.17

Evelyn Waugh ~ 1903-1966 ~ a satarist and author of Brideshead Revisited and many other novels. He was Scottish on both sides of his ancestry.14

Sir Archibald P. Wavell ~ General of Scottish descent who served in the Black Watch in WWI. In 1940 and 1941 he routed the Italian armies in Libya and liquidated the Italian Empire in East Africa, liberating Ethiopia.14

Anthony Wayne ~ Revolutionary war general ~ "Mad" Anthony Wayne.14

John Wayne ~ 1907-1979 ~ Perhaps the greatest western hero, he was born of Scottish ancestry as Marion Michael Morrison. Wayne received an Academy Award as best actor in 1969 for his performance in True Grit.14

Laura Alma Wear ~ Wife of James MacDonald.11

David Weatherspoon ~ Settled in Georgia 1775. Sailed on the Georgia Packet seeking better employment opportunities. He was 23, a weaver.10

William Weatherton ~ Indentured Serv. Maryland 1774. He was 21, a Baker, and sailed on the Union.10

George H. Weaver ~ Doctor and son of William and Mary (Howitt) Weaver. His mother born in Dumfries Scotland; father was English. They settled in Wisconsin in the 1840's. Born at Sussex, Wisconsin, he attended local pub schools and afterward pursued his education in the Carroll Academy until he was 15. Attended two years at the Univ at Wooster, Ohio. Graduated from Rush Medical College of Chicago in 1889. He entered into practice with Dr. Charles Warrington Earle and continued until Dr. Earle's death in 1893. He belonged to the AMA, Chicago Med. Soc., Am. Assn. of Physicians, and is attending physician in the dept of contagious disease at Cook Co. Hospital. In 1901, he married Miss Carolyn Earle, a daughter of Dr. Charles Warrington Earle. Member University Club, a democrat and Episcopalian. Office was on Washington St. Lived in Wilmette.2,12

Isabel Weber ~ Child of A. E./Harriet McCleery.4

Nicholas Francis Weber ~ Child of A. E./Harriet McCleery.4

Charles Webster ~ Settled in Quebec 1774. He was 36, a husbandman and sailed on the Mercury.10

Daniel Webster ~ 1782-1852 ~ American Secretary of State paved the way for the annexation of Hawaii when he formally recognized its independence in 1843. He had extensive real estate holdings in Illinois and , with John Wentworth lined up northeastern congressmen who were also being pressured by powerful home-district investors in Chicago holdings the passage of the Douglas Plan for a government land grant for the railroad to run from Cairo to Chicago. In 1856, the 705 mile long railroad was the longest in the world.14,16

George Webster ~ Died November 1, 1873; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

James Webster ~ Father John Clarence Webster.11

Jenna Webster ~ Settled in Quebec 1774. He was 33 and sailed on the Mercury with his wife and 3 children.10

John Clarence Webster ~ b. 1863 ~ Physician/Member Illinois St. Andrew Society 1910. Born Shediac, New Brunswick; son James and Roslin Elizabeth (Chapman) Webster; ed Mr. Allison coll, N.B. and Univs of Edinburgh, Leipzig and Berlin; B.A. 1882, M.D. 1890 (Edinburgh), F.R.C.P.E., F.R.S.E.; married Alice, daughter late Dr. William Lusk, of New York 1899. First asst dept of midwifery and gynecology, Edinburgh 1890-6; lecturer gynecology, Mcgill Univ 1897-9; asst. gynecologist, Royal victoria Hosp, Montreal 1897-9; obstetrician and gynecologist, Presbyterian Hosp, Chicago since 1899; prof obstetrics and gynecology, Rush Med. coll, Chicago since 1899. Fellow Am. Gynecol Soc; corr. mem Italian Obstet and Gynecol. Soc; Royal Acad. Medicine, Palermo, Italy. Club: University. Arthur of several books for titles see who's who in America. Residence: 32 Bellevue Pl. Office 32 N. State St. 11

NFN Webster ~ POW sent to Maryland summer 1717 on the ships Friendship and God Speed.1

Alexander Week ~ Settled in Virginia 1774 to seek employment. He was 16, a husbandman, and sailed on the Ann.10

Charles Weeks ~ Husband of Eliza Ellen McCleery.4

Daniel Weigle ~ Married Mary McEachron. Children: Jeanette Weigle, Aravista Weigle, Nora Weigle, Roscoe Weigle, Rose Weigle.4

Jeannie Weil ~ Wife, Maxwell Edgar.11

John Ferguson Weir ~ b. 1841) Dean of the School of Fine Arts of Yale University in 1921.17

John Ferguson Weir ~ b. 1841 ~ Dean of the School of Fine Arts at Yale University, is of Scottish descent.17

Robert Walter Weir ~ 1803-89 ~ Of Scots parentage, he is best known for his historical pictures, he being one of the first in America to take up this branch of art. "The Embarkation of the Pilgrims" (1836-40) in the Rotunda of the Capitol at Washington is by him.17

Robert Walter Weir ~ 1803-89 ~ of Scots parentage, is best known for his historical pictures, he being one of the first in America to take up this branch of the art. "The Embarkation of the Pilgrims" (1836-40) in the Rotunda of the Capitol at Washington is by him.17

John Wells ~ Florida's first printer (1784), born in Charleston, served his apprenticeship at Donaldson's printing house in Edinburgh.17

Robert Weir ~ b. Feb. 22, 1838 ~ Mfr.; born Houston, Renfrewshire, Scotland; son of Donald and Margaret (Nasmith) Weir; came to US 1846 and lived with parents on farm in Palos, Cook Co. until 1857; ed. pub. schools of Cook Co.; married Chicago Dec. 23, 1865 Ann B. Jardine; Children: John (died in childhood), Robert, James, Margaret, Charles N., Alice. Worked at carpenter's trade 7 years; had retail grocery in Chicago 3 years; With Robert Craig, went into plumbing business (Weir & Craig) 1867, incorporated in 1889 in Weir & Craig Mfg Co. of which became sec. and treas. and in 1895, pres. Mason; K.T., Republican. Residence in 1905: 6323 Yale Av. Residence in 1911: 6323 Yale Ave. Office: 2421 Wallace St.11

Catherine Mary Wellings ~ Mother William Robert Stirling.11

Alan Wells ~ Scotsman who won the 100-meters championship at the 1980 Olympics.14

John Wells ~ In 1784, he became Florida's first printer.14

Lucy Wells ~ Wife of William B. Graham.4

Robert Wells ~ 1728-94 ~ born in Scotland, was a publisher and bookseller in South Carolina for many years, and published the South Carolina and American General Gazette.17John Geikie Wellstood ~ born in Edinburgh in 1813, was another eminent engraver. In 1858 his firm was merged in the American Bank Note Co., and in 1871 he founded the Columbian Bank Note Company of Washington, D.C. He also made many improvements in the manufacture of banknotes.17

John Geikie Wellstood ~ b. 1813 ~ Born in Edinburgh he was an eminent engraver. In 1858 his firm was merged in the American Bank Note co., and in 1871 he founded the Columbian Bank Note Company of Washington, D. C. He also made many improvements in the manufacture of banknotes.17

William Wellstood ~ 1819-1900 ~ Scottish engraver.17

Irvine Welsh ~ Contemporary Scottish author.14

Rosslyn Erskine Wemyss ~ (Baron Wester) Admiral of the fleet and first sea lord in 1917. He signed the armistice on behalf of the allied navies after WWI. The German fleet surrendered, almost in sight of Castle Wemyss and its famous caves in Scotland. The name Wemyss is derived from the caves, which in Gaelic is uaimh.14

E. Cecelia Wernicke ~ Mother Henry Wernicke Gentles. Paisley Abbey.11

Margaret Weshelt ~ Settled in Quebec 1774. She was 23, a spinster and sailed on the Mercury.10

John West ~ A brand name, seen on millions of tins of salmon and tuna, originated from a Scottish pioneer in Oregon. John West was born at Riccarton, near Linlithgow, West Lothian on 8th January 1809. He emigrated to Quebec in c1827-32 and later settled in Oregon. In 1857 he opened a salmon cannery at Westport (named after him), on the Columbia River, near Astoria. He died there on 27th December 1888, the same year that T. L. Pelling and C. H. Stanley of Liverpool, England acquired the rights to the brand name "John West" for their range of imported canned fish and other products. www.anesfhs.org.uk/

Dame Rebecca West ~ of Scottish-Irish ancestry, she was called "the greatest woman journalist of our time," "the Grand Duchess of English intellectuals," and "indisputably the world's number one woman writer.".14

Alexander A. Whamond ~ b. 1871 ~ Physician/surgeon/Member Illinois St. Andrew Society 1910. Born Dundee, Scotland, son David and Jane (Macdougall) Whamond; prep edn pub. grammar and high schools, Dundee, Scotland; came to America 1899; M.D. Rush Med Coll, Chicago 1896; married Jemima Murray Soutar, of Aberqueldy, Perthshire, Scotland 1896; 4 children: Alexander Russell, Jean Macdougall, Esther Victoria and Donald Sinclair. In active practice of medicine and surgery at Chicago since 1896; dir. Grace Hosp. 1904-6; founder pres. treas. and surgeon-in-chief Robert burns Hosp. Mem. AMA, Chicago Med. Soc. Mason. Residence 4359 Washington Blvd. Office 3955 W. 12th St.11

Alexander Russell Whamond ~ child Alexander/Jemima Whamond.11

David Whamond ~ Father Alexander A. Whamond.11

Donald Sinclair Whamond ~ child Alexander/Jemima Whamond.11

Esther Victoria Whamond ~ child Alexander/Jemima Whamond.11

Jean Macdougall Whamond ~ child Alexander/Jemima Whamond.11

Leslie Wheeler ~ Husband of Rhoda Violet Patten. Son of Charles Pinckney and Martha (Seymour) Wheeler. Children: Henry Patten Wheeler b. 1919 and Leslie Wheeler b. 1917.4

Eleazar Wheelock ~ Dartmouth, which started in 1769, succeeded Moore's Indian Charity School, which had been run by Eleazar Wheelock with funds provided from Scotland.14

James Abbott McNeill Whistler ~ 1834-1903 ~ He was famous for his portrait of his mother, which hangs in the Louvre. He spent much of his life in Europe and, like Mary Cassatt, was a good friend of Degas.14

John Whistler ~ d. 1827 ~ Captain and Ulster-Scot who settled Chicago shortly after John H. Kenzie. He built Old Fort Dearborn in 1827 and fought Indians in the Northwest Territories and in the Revolutionary War. He later became Major Whistler and died in 1827. His grandson was James Abbott McNeill Whistler, the painter.6

Alexander White ~ 1817-1889 ~ Child of Robert/Elizabeth Hung. Born in Argyle, Washington Co. NY; died at his farm in Somonauk, IL. Married first 1849 in Coila NY, Mary Jane Robertson. In 1849, Alexander White and his young wife came to Wheatland, IL. In 1851, after his wife's death, he purchased a farm one mile south of the Somonauk, IL church of which he and his son became members. In 1858, he married in Squaw Grove, IL his second wife, Eliza Howison. They lived alone and were asphyxiated by a leaking gas stove. Buried Oak Mound.4

Alexander White ~ 1814-1872 ~ A native of Elgin, he was one of the founders of Chicago.1 Gave $500 to build the Scottish Home in 1871. Member Illinois St. Andrew Society (Annual Report) Paint and Oil dealer/glazer and paper hanger, lived at 165 Lake Street, Lake Forest. Studied art and traveled extensively and purchased many gems of the old world. He was commissioned by the wealthy to import rare and valuable works of celebrated artists. Died on March 8 at the age of 57.8,17

Annie White ~ Mother Donald Alexander Sage.11

Charles H. White ~ 1859- ~ Child of Ann E. Tucker/Thomas. Married Cornelia Marshall in 1883. Mr. White was a banker in 1928 in Somonauk, IL and owned the homestead farm one mile north of the town.4

Emily White ~ 1851-1888 ~ Child of Ann E. Tucker/Thomas. Married William John Randles.4

Hampton White ~ 1857-1927 ~ Child of Ann E. Tucker/Thomas. Married 1884, Margaret Elizabeth Henry. Children: Eugene T. White b. 1897), Robert E. White b. 1893), William W. White b. 1892).4

Henry J. White ~ 1887- ~ Child of Margaret Henry/Hampton.4

James White ~ Settled in the 1850's in Indiana where he was a calico-printer, soldier, tailor, ran a department store, manufactured wheels and managed a bank.1

Jannette K. White ~ 1895- ~ Child of Margaret Henry/Hampton.4

John Robertson White ~ 1850-1905/6 ~ Child of Mary J. Robertson/Alex. Died in Santa Ana, CA. Married 1877 at Waterloo, Iowa Jennie Williams. Children: Effie D. White, Ella J. white, Frank M. White.4

Melville White ~ Was a prime motivator in the renewal of interest in the Burns Monument.

Puella White ~ 1846- ~ Child of Ann E. Tucker/Thomas. Married John A. Armstrong.4

Robert White ~ 1848-1880 ~ Child of Ann E. Tucker/Thomas. Married 1875, Emma Manly.4

Stanford White ~ Along with two other Scottish-American architects, William Rutherford Mead and Charles McKim, they formed New York's McKim, Mead, and White which was probably the most influential architectural firm in American history. The firm was responsible for the original Madison Square Garden, Columbia University Library, Pennsylvania Station, the Morgan Library and much more. The Washington Arch on Fifth Avenue in New York City was designed by him. White, perhaps America's most famous architect, was shot to death in his own Madison Square Garden by Harry K. Thaw, who was jealous over White's affair with Evelyn Nesbitt.14

Thomas White ~ 1815-1882 ~ Child of Robert/Elizabeth Hung. Born in Argyle, NY; died at Somonauk, IL. Married in 1837 Ann Eliza Tucker. Child: Elizabeth White (died young), Julia White, Martha White b. 1855), Mary E. White b. 1855 and died young), William White (died young). They came to Somonauk, IL in 1857; both were members of the Somonauk church and they are buried in Oak Mound Cemetery.4

William White ~ Died December 2, 1871; buried Rosehill, Sec. D, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

Elisha Paxton Whitehead ~ 1846- ~ Capitalist and Manufacturer. Born in Madison, IN.; son of Jesse and Rebecca McClure (Hays) Whitehead. ed. Collegiate & Commercial Inst. of New Haven, CT and then entered Philadelphia Polytechnic Inst. from which he graduated. First employed as entry clerk in the house of Hale, Ayer & Co. wholesale iron merchants of Chicago and afterward he secured a position in the office of W.B. Philips & Co., insurance agents, who were succeeded by O. W. Barrett & Co. He entered into partnership with N. S. Bouton in the mfr of agricultural implements at Naperville, IL under the firm name of Gouton, Whitehead & Co. The firm was moved to Chicago under the name of Naperville Agricultural Works. He became secretary of the Elgin National Watch Co. He also joined the Chicago Stock Exchange. In 1874, he married Grace Madeline Laflin, daughter of George H. Laflin and granddaughter of Matthew Laflin, a pioneer of Chicago. Children: Mary Brewster (now the wife of Ralph w. Miller; Rebecca McClure; now Mrs. W. Rockwood, Gibbs; Jesse; Grace Madeline, (wife of Lawrence D. Rockwell; and Virginia Laflin. Republican. Mem. Chicago Athletic Club; First Presbyterian church; Railroad Mission Sunday School.12

John Munro Whitman ~ railway official; b. Eldridge, Onondago Co., N.Y., August 11, 1837; s. Joseph Chandler and Caroline Betsy (Munro) Whitman (Scotch descent). Entered the railroad business as rodman in engineering dept. of the I.C.R.R., Chicago, 1856; leveler dept. of the I.C.R.R., Chicago, 1856; leveler in work of enlarging Erie Canal, 1858-60; engineer in charge of construction on Brunswick & Albany R.R., in Georgia, 1860-5; in charge of construction of the Union Stock Yards, Chicago, 1866-7; in work of deepening Illinois & Michigan Canal, 1867-9; in construction Iowa Midland R.R., 1869-71; engineer and supt. Chicago and Pacific R.R., 1872-6, and its receiver, 1876-80; supt., Iowa Division C. & N.-W. Ry., 1880-3; gen. Supt. C., St. P., M. & O. Ry., 1883-7; gen. mgr., 1887-99; since Nov. 25, 1899, 4th vice-pres., C & N.-W. Ry. Pres. and dir. Macoupin Co. Y.R. Co., Consolidated Coal Co., Superior Coal Co.; dir. C., St. P., M. & O. Ry. Co., Florence Co. Ry. Co., St. Paul, Eastern Grand Trunk Ry. Co., Sioux City & Pacific R. R. Co., Winona & St. Peter R.R. Co. Office: 20-22 5th Av. Residence: 1295 Washington Boul.20

Edward D. Whitney ~ Husb. Margaret McGeoch McEachron. He died several years ago (in 1928). Buried Oak Mound.4

J. Thomas Whitney ~ Died May 6, 1875; buried Rosehill, Sec. D, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

Julia Whitney ~ Wife of Nicholas Rightor Graham. She was from the highest old and new England lineage with a number of royal lines. She was eighth in descent from John Whitney of Watertown, MA, a family that has 64 quarterings, with nobility and royalty on its shield. She was VP in 1876 of the Philosophical Society of Chicago which her husband started. She attached herself to the Reformed Dutch church and worked for the extension of that denomination in the west. She raised a sufficient sum to complete the beautiful edifice that once ornamented West Washington Street near Ann, but was abandoned for lack of support. She was the first to suggest a kitchen in the basement of the church where coffee could be made when they had "sociables". This was in 1853 and the idea met with as much opposition as the dreadful "fiddle" in New England.12

Loretta B. Whitney ~ Wife Frederic S. James.11

Laura Mae Whitrock ~ Wife Duncan R. MacMartin.11

Beverly Country. Residence 5320 Michigan Av. Office: 507 S. Clinton St.11

George Stuart Whyte ~ b. March 20, 1867 ~ Mfr wire rope/Member Illinois St. Andrew Society 1910. Born Crossgates, Fifeshire, Scotland; son George and Isabella (Primrose) Whyte; ed. common schools in Scotland and business course in Chicago evening schools; married Milwaukee Wis, Feb. 15, 1890 Anna A. Jessel; 1 son: Jessel Stuart. Was 7 years stenographer and salesman with the Washbury and Moen Mfg. Co.; in 1897 with F. b. Macomber, engaged in mfr of wire rope and is now pres. of the Macomber and Whyte Rope Co. Mem. Iron and Steel Inst. of Breat Britain. Republican. Baptist. Me. St. Andrews Soc of Il. Clubs: Chicago Athletic, Chicago Automobile, Beverly Country. Residence in 1905: Coal City, Ill Residence in 1911: 5320 Michigan Av. Office in 1905: 21 S. Canal St. Office in 1911: 507 S. Clinton St.11

George Whyte ~ Father George Stuart Whyte.11

Jessel Stuart Whyte ~ child George Stuart/Anna Whyte.11

Robert Whytt ~ 1714-1766 ~ He was born in Scotland and discovered the sympathetic nervous system.14

Dianne Wiest ~ Actress who won best supporting actress in Hannah and Her Sisters (1986) is half Scottish.14

Ellsworth E. Wilcox ~ Husband Eliz. McClellan b. 1864. Children: Earl Wilcox, Edna Pearl Wilcox, Myrtle Belle Wilcox.4

Hoyt J. Wilcox ~ Married Margaret McClellan b.1861. Child: Edith Wilcox.4

Esther Wilder ~ Mother of Thomas Gould. Wife of Stephen Gould, daughter of Captain Aaron Wilder, an active participant in the Revolution.12 -

Calvin Wiley ~ A descendant of the first settlers at Alamance Creek, near Greensboro, NC, Ulster Scots who settled in 1753.1

John Wilke ~ Died May 20, 1888; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

Samuel Wilkeson ~ 1781-8148 ~ The man who developed Buffalo from a village to a city was of Scottish descent.17

Samuel Wilkeson ~ 1781-1848 ~ the man who developed Buffalo from a village to a city, was of Scottish descent.17

Sir David Wilkie ~ (1785-1841) Born in Fife, he became famous for his scenic portrayals of rural Britain. He was made painter-in-ordinary to King George IV.14

David Wilkie ~ Scottish swimmer who won the gold medal in the 200-meter breaststroke at the 1976 Olympics.14

James Wilkie ~ Co. C 1st Michigan Cavalry, he is buried in Edinburgh beneath the statue of Lincoln.

George Williams ~ Indentured Serv. Maryland 1775. He was 19, a baker, indentured for 4 years and sailed on the Shipwright.10

James A. Williams ~ Illinois St. Andrew Society Member who donated the picture of Robert Burns by Dana Ripley Pond to the Scottish Home in N. Riverside.

Jennie Williams ~ Wife of John Robertson White.4

Jessie E. Dawson Williams ~ d. 1927 ~ Wife of John Vetch Henry.4

Alexander H. Williamson ~ New Member reported 4/4/40.

Barbara Evelyn Williamson ~ Four year old who unveiled the Burns monument.

Frannie Williamson ~ Wife of John G. Graham.4

Hugh Williamson ~ 1735-1819 ~ statesman and scientist, born in Pennsylvania and educated in Edinburgh. He studied theology and was licensed but never preached, was Professor of Mathematics in the College of Philadelphia (1760-63), studied medicine in Edinburgh and Utrecht, practiced successfully, served as surgeon in the Revolutionary War, delegate to the Convention that framed the Constitution of the United States (1787), and was afterwards Member of the first Congress.17

Isabella Williamson ~ 1st Wife of William Robertson.4

John Williamson ~ 1826-85 ~ Born at the Tollcross in Glasgow, he became an associate of the National Academy and made the scenery of the Hudson and the Catskills his special study as shown by his "The Palisades," "Sugar Loaf Mountain," "Autumn in the Adirondacks," etc.17

John Williamson ~ d. 1922 ~ born in Dundee, Scotland, he was president of the Illinois Saint Andrew Society in 1909, 1910, 1911 and 1912. He lived at 1411 Washington Avenue in Chicago. He was one of the first to arrive on the scene when the Scottish Home burned. After completing his term as president, he continued to serve as a governor until his death in 1922. In his will, he left a gift of ten thousand dollars to the Illinois Saint Andrew Society. Mr. & Mrs. Williamson had five children and they were all actively involved in the Scottish Home and the Society. In fact, his oldest son, John Alexander Williamson, was president in 1931. His oldest son was a member of the choir that sang at the dedication of the Robert Burns monument. His grandchild unveiled the cornerstone at the dedication of the Scottish Home in 1910. The second son later moved to New York and was dropped from membership in 1934. His office was located in the recently constructed Peoples Gas building which still stands at Adams and Michigan. The Williamson family always supplied the Thanksgiving dinner for the residents of the Home. This began in 1910 and was continued for several years after his death. After Mr. Williamson died, the family presented a check to the Saint Andrew Society and established a fund for the hiring of professional nurses to care for the residents. The family also placed an iron fence around the property of the Scottish Home in honor of his father. The fence was erected in 1927 and still stands as a memorial to this gentle man. Nine members of the family are buried at Rosehill, Chicago, IL, age range from 12-68. See Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois at Wheaton Library and EWR personal files.

John Williamson ~ 1826-85 ~ born at the Tollcross in Glasgow, became an Associate of the National Academy, and made the scenery of the Hudson and the Catskills his special study as shown by his "The Palisades," "Sugar Loaf Mountain," "Autumn in the Adirondacks," etc.17

John Alexander Williamson ~ d. 1952 ~ Buried Lot 137, Section 110, Rosehill Cemetery, Chicago, IL. Son of John Williamson. He was president of the Society in 1931.

Nicol Williamson ~ Scottish born actress who has starred on Broadway and West End stages.14

Peter Williamson ~ 1730-1799 ~ At 13, the Aberdeenshire-born Williamson, known as Indian Peter, was kidnaped from Aberdeenshire and sold to the white slavery trade in America. After 7 years, he was captured by Cherokee Indians and lived with them for several months until he escaped. He joined the army, rose to Lieutenant and was captured and imprisoned by the French. He wrote a book French and Indian Cruelty about his experiences containing allegations that Aberdeen magistrates were involved in the slave trade. When he returned to Aberdeen, he was thrown out of the city, went to Edinburgh, established a coffee room, set up a city postal service, published Edinburgh's first street directory and successfully sued the Aberdeen magistrates for slave trading.13

Robert G. Williamson ~ Father William George Williamson.11

Sarah Williamson ~ 1813-1911 ~ Wife of Robert Graham. She was born in Putnam, NY and is buried in Oak Mound Cemetery. Her father, Daniel Williamson, from Cromarty, Scotland and her mother, Margaret Ray, from County Down, Ireland met in Washington Co. NY and were married there early in the 19th century. They are buried in Putnam Cemetery.4

William George Williamson ~ b. April 19, 186l ~ Architect. Born Wick, Scotland; son Robert B. and Elizabeth (Phimlster) Williamson; came to Chicago in boyhood; ed. Chicago pub. schs; married Chicago 1881 Alice B. Boyington (now deceased); married 2nd Chicago 1904 Jennie M. Matson. Began professional experience as a draftsman in Chicago in 1876 and afterward in various cities; in 1884 formed partnership with W. W. Boyington as W. W. Boyington & Co. which connection contained until Mr. Boyington died in 1897, when he succeeded to the entire business. Erected the Columbus Memorial Building, Royal Insurance Bldg, the Illinois St. Building at the World's Columbian Exposition, bank and insurance bldg at Dubuque, Ia; the Millikin Bank Bldg, Decatur, Ill. and Hahnemann Hosp, Chicago and many others. Mem. Chicago Architectural Club. Republican. Presbyterian. Club: Ill Athletic. Recreation: sailing. Residence in 1905: 951 Jackson Boul. Residence in 1911: 2316 Jackson Blvd. Office in 1905: 153 LaSalle St. Office in 1911: 19 S. LaSalle St.11,20

Robert Willis ~ In 1805, just after the U.S. bought Louisiana, four Scottish families went from North Carolina to Tennessee and after a year moved into Mississippi. They started farming in Jefferson County in 1806. See George Torrey and Laughlin Currie.1

Wilson, Alex ~ Taught by Peter S. Smith to play bass drum in the Fitchburg MA Pipe band making its debut in 1915.1

Sir Angus Wilson ~ 1913-1991 ~ He made observations on the English middle class, which distinguished him as ne of Britain's best authors in the late 20th century.14

Alexander Wilson ~ 1766-1813 ~ Ornithologist. Before leaving Scotland for the newly created United States, Wilson had been a poet whose work may have sold 100,000 copies and which is said to have been praised by Burns. He talked to Alexander Lawson regarding publishing a book on American Birdlife. Lawson agreed to engrave the plates for less than a dollar a day. Wilson's classic work, American Ornithology, published in 1808 was issued in nine volumes and is still considered a masterpiece.1,14

Andrew Wilson ~ Prisoner sent to MA in 1652.10

Charles Wilson ~ Founded Holiday Inns. He was an American of Scottish descent whose father died when he was nine leaving him and his mother pool. Wilson's response was to buy a $50 popcorn machine on credit, paying $1 down, $1 per week, while placing it productively in a movie theater in Memphis, Tennessee. From that start, he now owns the largest hotel chain in the world, with almost 2,000 hotels in all 50 states and on every continent but Antarctica.14

Charles Thomson Rees Wilson ~ 1869-1959 ~ A Scottish farmer's son who won the Nobel prize in physics in 1927 for his discovery of the cloud chamber method of tracking paths of electrically charged particles.14

Christopher Wilson ~ Prisoner sent to MA in 1652.10

George Wilson ~ real estate, hotel proprietor; b. Glasgow, Scotland, Apr. 18, 1857; s. Geo. and Isabella Dick (Garrison) Wilson; ed. Brown (public) School and Columbia College, New York, taking a course in mineralogy there; m. Chicago, Dec., 1881, Annabella Stewart; children: Lewis H. (deceased), Harry D. Went to Colorado, 1874, and engaged in mining at Del Norte; built the Golden Star House on South Mountain; bought all the supplies for the Callas and Coralto and was employed to float the Brooklyn Elevated R.R. securities in England, but they were later floated in New York, and not sold abroad; came to Chicago, 1880; engaged in furniture business on W. Madison St. until 1893; then went to Jacksonville, Fla.; engaged in hotel business about 4 years; then to California (near Bakersfield) and engaged in oil business; returned to Chicago 1901, and has since been engaged in real estate operations; also in 1904, bought and now owns the Pinterosca Hotel at Pasadena, Calif.; also operates the Sherwood Forrest summer resort, Green Lake, Wis. Owns two plantations of 2,500 acres at St. Simons's Island, Ga., alongside of Jekyll Island, "the home of the millionaires." Republican. Mason; veteran of St. Bernard Drill Corps; honorary mem. of De Molay Commandery, Louisville, Ky.; K.T., and is a Shriner. Office: 119 LaSalle St. Residence: 3017 Michigan Av.; also Pasadena, Calif.20

Henry Wilson ~ 1812-75 ~ of Ulster Scot descent, he had a distinguished career as U. S. Senator before his election to the Vice Presidency (1873-75). His original name was Jeremiah Jones Colbraith (i.e., Galbraith). He was also a distinguished author, his most important work being the "History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America" (1872-75).17

Henry Wilson  ~ 1812-75 ~ of Ulster Scot descent, had a distinguished career as United States Senator before his election to the Vice-Presidency (1873-75). His original name was Jeremiah Jones Colbraith (i.e., Galbraith). He was also a distinguished author, his most important work being the "History of the Rise and Fall of the Slave Power in America" (1872-75).17

James "Tama Jim" Wilson ~ 1835-1920 ~ He was the most influential secretary of agriculture in American history. He served for 16 years and was born in Ayrshire and was the father of scientific agriculture in the U.S. In 1897 he took over a small and disorganized U.S. Department of Agriculture, added scientists for conservation and reforestation, and in 1913 left the department a major American institution.14

James Grant Wilson ~ 1832-1914 ~ son of the poet publisher, William Wilson, of Poughkeepsie, was born in Edinburgh, and attained the rank of General in the Civil War. He was afterwards author of several important biographical and historical works.17

James Wilson ~ In England, the Economist was founded in 1843 by James Wilson, of Hawick.14

James Wilson ~ Born in St. Andrews, he was a Pennsylvania delegate to congress in 1776, signer of the Declaration of Independence. Speaker at the Constitutional Convention who proposed that the executive department should consist of "a single person". He is said to have created the American Presidency. Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court under George Washington. He was one of the first five original Supreme Court justices.1,14

James Wilson ~ 1835-1920 ~ Secretary of Agriculture (1897-1913) under McKinley, Roosevelt, and Taft, was born in Ayrshire, Scotland. He was Regent of Iowa State University, and in 1891 was elected to the chair of Practical Agriculture in the College of Agriculture and Director of the State Experiment Stations. He was wonderfully successful in the expansion and administration of the "most useful public department in the world."17

James Wilson ~ sculptor of Scottish descent.17

James Wilson  ~ 1742-1798 ~ whose fame was to become as wide and lasting as the nation, was born in St. Andrews, the old university city of Fifeshire. He was a Delegate to Congress from Pennsylvania in 1776, Member of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, and Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court from 1789 till his death. He strongly advocated independence as the only possible means of escape from the evils which had brought the various commonwealths into such a state of turmoil and dissatisfaction.17

James Wilson ~ Scottish sculptor.17

Jane Wilson ~ Settled in Savanna, GA 1774. She was 22, a Spinster and sailed on the Marlborough.10

John C. Wilson ~ Died March 14, 1869; buried Rosehill, Sec. D, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

John Cochrane Wilson ~ 1828-1905 ~ Librarian of the Law Library of the Equitable Life Assurance Company.17

John Gordon Wilson ~ b. 1866 ~ Physician. b. Edinburgh, Scotland. Son of John and Grace (Glass) Wilson; M.A., Edinburgh Univ. 1885, M.B. and C.M. 1889; student universities of Vienna and Berlin 1890-1; married Lilias Almers of Dublin, Ireland 1900. Dispensary surgeon to Victoria Infirmary, Glasgow, Scotland 1894-1900; came to Chicago 1901 as a mem. of the fatulty of the Univ of Chicago, being respectively instructor and asst. prof. till 1908 in the dept of anatomy; specialized in diseases of the nose, ear and throat; prof and head of dept of otology, Northwestern Univ. Med. School since 1908. Author of numerous articles on neurology and other med. subjects. Mem. Am. Anatomical Assn., Am. Laryngological Assn. Club: Quadrangle. Residence 5221 Hibbard Av. Office: 15 E. Washington St.11

John P. Wilson ~ b. 1844 ~ Born in Whiteside Co., IL. Son of Thomas and Margaret (Laughlin) Wilson, of Scotch descent, he attended district schools and afterward entered Knox college at Galesburg where he graduated in 1865. Married 1871 Margaret C. McIlvaine, daughter of J. D. McIlvaine and their children are Margaret C., Martha, John P., and Anna M. He devoted two years to teaching while studying law in his spare time and in 1867 was admitted to the bar, joining Borden, Spafford & McDaid. After that firm was dissolved in 1870 he became the third partner of the firm of Spafford, McDaid & Wilson and changes in partnership have resulted in the present (1912) organization of Wilson, Moore & McIlvaine. An attorney in corporate and real-estate law. He drafted the law which led to the establishment of the sanitary district in Chicago, which he had tested in the courts prior to the public establishing by vote in 1889 the sanitary district. He also drafted the constitutional amendment necessary to bring the World's Columbian Exposition to Chicago. Clubs: Chicago, Union League and University. He lived at 564 Dearborn avenue.2,12

John Wilson ~ Two prisoners by this name sent to MA in 1652.10

John Wilson ~ 1802-68 ~ born in Glasgow, was founder of the famous printing firm of John Wilson and Son of Cambridge, Massachusetts, now Harvard University Press.17

Kenneth Geddes Wilson ~ b. 1936 ~ American-Scot who won the Nobel Prize for physics in 1982 for developing an equation to explain the critical point at which matter changes from one phase to another, such as the moment when water boils. One of the youngest Nobelists ever, Wilson is used to doing things at an early age. He could calculate cube roots in his head at age eight and was studying at Oxford at 15. He was admitted to Harvard at age 16, where he won a varsity letter in track for the mile run.14

Martha Wilson ~ d. Campbelltown in 1825. She was the wife of George Greenlee and the mother of John.19

NFN Wilson ~ POW sent to Maryland summer 1717 on the ships Friendship and God Speed.1

Peter Wilson ~ Arbroath-born, he brought his skills in the manufacturer of linen from Dundee to Philadelphia. He was also a pioneer in the jute trade, importing the first load of East Indian jute.1

Peter Wilson ~ 1746-1825 ~ born at Ordiquhill, Aberdeenshire, published several important text-books on Latin and Greek, was Member of the New Jersey Legislature in 1777, and in 1783 was appointed to revise and codify the laws of the state of New York.17

Robert Wilson ~ invented the screw propeller in 1827, but it was patented in 1836 by John Ericsson.14

Robert Wilson ~ Fourth Lieutenant in The Highland Guard 1859-60.6

Sam Wilson ~ Parents from Greenock. During the war of 1812, lived in Troy, NY where he operated a food business. One of his customers was the U.S. Army and when he shipped beef to the troops he stamped U.S. on the barrels. His workers gently derided their employer and called these barrels Uncle Sam's beef. The soldiers receiving it, however, did not know Sam Wilson and thought Uncle Sam was new slang for the U.S. Government.14

Thomas M. Wilson ~ Died December 12, 1872; buried Rosehill, Sec. D, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

Thomas Wilson ~ In 1818, he regularly ran his Vulcan on the Forth and Clyde Canal. This was the world's first iron passenger vessel.14

Walter R. Wilson ~ Husband of Margaret Gilchrist. Children: Florence A. Wilson, Robert W. Wilson, Walter B. Wilson.4

William B. Wilson ~ Born in Blantyre, Lanarkshire, he became the first U.S. Secretary of Labor.14

William Bauchop Wilson ~ born in Blantyre, near Glasgow, Scotland, in 1862, Secretary-Treasurer of the United Mine Workers of America (1900-09); Member of Congress (1907-13), and Chairman of the Committee on Labor in the sixty-second Congress, Secretary of Labor (1913).17

William D. Wilson ~ Died April 1, 1898; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

William Wilson ~ Member Illinois St. Andrew Society, 1893. Born Cumbernauld, Scotland

Wilson ~ Family of poor tenant farmer evicted from farm in Scotland, he borrowed money and came to America. They found themselves on the banks of the Mississippi with no railroads or stage coaches. They walked to near Des Moines, Iowa, and claimed a quarter section of land. The first year they harvested wheat with a cradle and scythe. The next year, they purchased a McCormack reaper and the family began to prosper. The father returned to Scotland to pay his debts. The oldest son (17) graduated from Grinnell College and became the first speaker of Iowa Legislature. He became a representative in Washington, Professor of agriculture at Iowa State University and finally, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture. He served for 17 years, longer than any other person.

Woodrow Wilson ~ 1856-1924 ~ became the 28th President in 1913. His paternal grandfather, the Rev. James Wilson immigrated from County Down to Philadelphia in 1807. His mother, Jane (Janet or Jessie in Ref.#17) or Woodrow, was the daughter of a Scots Presbyterian minister, Rev. Thomas Woodrow, a native of Paisley, who immigrated in 1836. His administration is notable for the League of Nations, prohibition and women's suffrage amendments to the constitution ended in his physical breakdown.1,17

James Hamilton Windrim ~ b. 1840 ~ architect and Director of Public Works in Philadelphia, was of Ulster Scot parentage. His services were utilized in the planning and construction of some of the most important buildings in Philadelphia. The Masonic Temple in that city is believed to be his masterpiece.17

Albert C. Winter ~ b. 1866 ~ Child of Anna Henry/Henry Winter. In 1928, he had been superintendent of the Oak Mound Cemetery for 10 years. Married Helen McAllister.4

Anna Lydia Winter ~ b. 1863 ~ Child of Anna Henry/Henry Winter.4

Eva Winter ~ Married Jesse Calvin Hutter.4

Henry M. Winter ~ d. 1900 ~ Husband of Anna Marie Henry. He died in Iowa. Children: James Henry Winter b. 1877), Jannette Winter b. 1875), Martha B. Winter b. 1872) and William Winter (1869-1869).4

Marian J. Winthrop ~ Mother Samuel Gale Taylor, Jr.11

Alexander Winton ~ b. 1860 ~ A penniless Scottish immigrant from Grangemouth to America, he built the first automobile in Cleveland and one of the first in America in 1896. His cars were the class of the time. In 1900 Winton drove one of his cars fifty miles in one hours, seventeen minutes and fifty seconds, to establish a world record. A later Winton was the first to break 70 miles per hour, beating a Mercedes in a race. In 1903, a Winton that is now in the Smithsonian became the first car to cross America, making the trip from San Francisco to New York in two months. Winton also make diesel engines and sold this business to General Motors, where it became the basis for GM's diesel division.14 successfully developed a number of improvements in steam engines for ocean going vessels, founded the Winton Motor Carriage Company in 1897 and patented a number of inventions in connection with automobile mechanism. The works of the company at Cleveland, Ohio, now cover more than 13 acres.17

Rev. John Witherspoon ~ 1722-94 ~ Born in Yester, Scotland, educated in Edinburgh, minister in Paisley, he was called in 1768 to be President of the College of New Jersey, now Princeton University. He said he had "become an American the moment he landed." He took an active part in the public affairs of the colony of New Jersey, and in the convention which met to frame a constitution he displayed great knowledge of legal questions and urged the abolition of religious tests. In June, 1776, he was elected to the Continental Congress, and in the course of the debates he displayed little patience with those who urged half measures. When John Dickinson of Pennsylvania said the country was not ripe for independence, Witherspoon broke in upon the speaker exclaiming, "Not ripe, Sir! In my judgment we are not only ripe, but rotting. Almost every colony has dropped from its parent stem and your own province needs no more sunshine to mature it." He further declared that he would rather be hanged than desert his country's cause. One of his sons was killed at the battle of Germantown.17

Thomas Wolfe ~ Author who wrote Look Homeward Angel and You Can't Go Home Again. Wolfe was of mostly Scotch-Irish ancestry.14

Brice J. Wood ~ Husband of Elizabeth Cole.4

David Wood ~ Indentured Serv. Maryland 1774. He was 37, a cordwainer and sailed on the Diana.10

John Wood ~ b. 1833 ~ Civil War Major and leading citizen of Cairo IL was a native of Scotland, coming to the US at 17. Treasurer of the Highland Guard 1859-60.6

Mary A. Wood ~ Wife of Clark Graham Cole.4

Robert J. Wood ~ Died January 8, 1898; buried Rosehill, Section E, Chicago, IL by the Illinois St. Andrew Society.

Samantha Wood ~ b. 1851 ~ Wife of William Connell Ferguson.4

John Woodall ~ Two prisoners sent to MA by this name in 1652.10

Robert B. Woodward ~ b. 1917 ~ Scottish-American who was awarded the Nobel prize for chemistry. He won in 1965 for his synthesis of sterols, chlorophyll and other substances once thought to be produced only by living things.14

Sallie L. Woodworth ~ 1st Wife John Hampton Leslie. Daughter of ex-Mayor James H. Woodworth.11

Virginia Woolf ~ 1882-1941 ~ She pioneered the stream of consciousness novel and was a founder of the Broomsbury Group and the Hogarth Press. She was the daughter of Sir Leslie Stephen, the first editor of the Dictionary of National Biography whose family's roots were in Aberdeen.14

Fanny Wright ~ 1795-1852 ~ Daughter of a Dundee linen merchant, she became an outspoken advocate of women's rights and public education in the first half of the 19th century. She gave a series of lectures in 1828-29 which questioned many accepted social norms and outlined her dream of an ideal society in which education predominated. Fanny had romantic liaisons with many of the leading intellectuals such as Robert Owen, Thomas Jefferson and Jeremy Bentham. Under Owen's influence she founded an experimental community at Nashoba, near Memphis TN in the late 1820's, but it ended and rumors of sexual scandal and failure of black and white members of the community to integrate abounded. The experiment was also dubbed 'Fanny Wright's Free Love Colony'. She joined Owen at New Harmony, editing the community newspaper and campaigning for labor rights and free education.1

Pamela Wright ~ Golfer and a native of Scotland, she was rookie of the year in 1989 on the LPGA tour.14

Elizabeth M.C. Write-Clark ~ Wife of Robert D. Forgan.11

Adam Wylie ~ Brother of Samuel, taught school in Sparta, IL 1833-35.6

David Wylie ~ Lost house and furniture, on Elm street in the Chicago fire.

Dr. James Wylie ~ Physician to Catherine the Great of Russia. He was also imperial physician to Emperor Paul, and the only other person present at the historic meeting of Paul and Napoleon.14

Samuel Brown Wylie ~ 1773-1852 ~ Vice-Provost of the University of Pennsylvania (1834-45), was born in Antrim of Scottish parents and educated in Glasgow.17

Samuel Wylie ~ b. 1790 ~ Covenanter minister who started the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Sparta, IL. Ulster Scott, born in Antrim, 2/19/1790. Taught private students studying for the ministry in Randolph County at the Plum Creek settlement, IL early 1800's.6

George Wyllie ~ in 1990 this 70 year old Glasgow sculptor sailed what appeared to journalists to be a 120 foot paper boat from London to New York. The vessel was made from an 80 x 120' sheet folded on an area the size of a football field. Wyllie's arrival was met by the British consul general and a pipe band.14

Robert Crichton Wyllie ~ Between 1845 and 1865, this Scot served as minister of foreign affairs in Hawaii and guided her destiny toward the United States.14

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

Mary A. Wynne ~ Wife Peter Ferguson Cameron.11

Arthur Young ~ Accountant and life member of the Illinois St. Andrew Society. Biography in Chicago Portraits by June Skinner Sawyers, p.278. See file for membership record.

Cy Young ~ One of the three winningest pitchers in baseball was of partly-Scottish descent. He won 509 games.14

David Young ~ b. 1849 ~ born in Alloa, Scotland, he was President of the Consolidated Traction Lines of New Jersey and General Manager of the larger consolidated company.17

David Young ~ born in Alloa, Scotland, in 1849, was President of the Consolidated Traction Lines of New Jersey and General Manager of the larger consolidated company.17

J. T. Young ~ Second Lieutenant in the Highland Guard 1859-60.6

James 'Paraffin Young' Young ~ 1811-1883 ~ Industrial chemist and inventor of paraffin born in Drygate, Glasgow. He manufactured oil from shale in West Lothian and began the sale of paraffin in 1856. He coined the word "cracking" still used by the world's oil-refining industry to mean the chemical process by which various products such as gasoline are extracted from crude oil. He became a benefactor to Anderson's College and served as President from 1868 to 1877 .He also took part in experiments to measure the velocity of light and, as a friend of David Livingstone, made generous donations to his African expedition appeal. Died Inverkip in 1883.14

John Dunraven Young ~ Chemist, Metallurgical Engineer. Born Edinburgh, Scotland, Nov. 1, 1852; s. James and Ann (Field) Young; ed. public schools and academies and took special course in sciences; m. Chicago, June 23, 1904, Margaret C. Smith. First business experience was in Scotland as mgr. of the family estate; then became professionally engaged in mineral surveying operations; came to Chicago in 1882 and has continued in practice of his profession of analytical chemist and metallurgical engineer; was for some time with the Armour Institute of Technology, in charge of the metallurgical division of the chemistry dept. Republican. Mem. St. Andrews Soc. and Royal Arcanum. Office: Monadnock Blk. Residence: 4750 Vincennes Av.20,11

Lillias Young ~ 1st Wife Andrew MacLeish.11

Robert Young ~ Given credit for shooting Col. Patrick Ferguson from his horse during the battle of King's Mountain 10/7/1780.1

Stanley Young ~ Brother of Arthur Young. Born in Glasgow mentioned in Chicago Portraits.

Thomas C. Young ~ Member Illinois St. Andrew Society, 1893. Born Glasgow, Scotland

Maude Younger ~ Scot and suffragette.1

George Yule  ~ b. 1824 ~ Born in Rathen, Aberdeenshire, he was distinguished in manufacturing.17

Robert Zaillie ~ Died February 6, 1896; 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

2014