Robert Swan Aitchison (1854 - 1937)

Robert Swan Aitchison
1854 - 1937
updated February 06, 2019
Robert Swan Aitchison, father to 2 children, was born on June 7, 1854 in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom. He was born to Jane (Swan) Aitchison and James Aitchison, with siblings Isabella and William. He was baptized at Edinburgh, Scotland. Robert's partner was Jessie Pepper-Staveley, and they gave birth to George Staveley Aitchison and Nerina Jane Aitchison. Robert died on February 25, 1937 in Ifield, England United Kingdom at 82 years old.

Lived in Edinburgh 1850s - 1900s.
Lived at Woldhurstlea, Ifield, Sussex 1913-1921.
Lived at The Craigan, (Woldhurstlea estate) Ifield 1921 -1932.
Lived at the Dower House, Woldhurstlea, Ifield 1933- 1937.
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Robert Swan Aitchison
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Robert
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Swan
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Aitchison
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Ifield, Sussex County, England United Kingdom RH11
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Robert Aitchison was born on in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom
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Robert Aitchison died on in Ifield, Sussex County, England United Kingdom
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Robert Aitchison was born on in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom
Robert Aitchison died on in Ifield, Sussex County, England United Kingdom
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Pneumonia
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St Margaret of Antioch Churchyard, in Ifield, Sussex County, England United Kingdom RH11
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Sep 29, 1826 - Mar 8, 1912
Aug 26, 1808 - Feb 28, 1888

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Jun 20, 1849 - Oct 15, 1911
Oct 20, 1850 - Sep 14, 1928

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Robert Swan Aitchison & Jessie Georgina Annie (Pepper-Staveley) Aitchison

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May 19, 1894 - Sep 1, 1925
Nov 15, 1892 - Apr 23, 1897

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Robert Swan Aitchison, father to 2 children, died on February 25, 1937 in Ifield, England United Kingdom at 82 years old. He was buried in St Margaret of Antioch Churchyard, Ifield, England United Kingdom. Robert was born on June 7, 1854 in Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom. He was born to Jane (Swan) Aitchison and James Aitchison, with siblings Isabella and William. Robert's partner was Jessie Pepper-Staveley, and they gave birth to George Staveley Aitchison and Nerina Jane Aitchison.
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In 1854, in the year that Robert Swan Aitchison was born, on May 30th, the Kansas–Nebraska Act became law. The act created both the Kansas Territory and the Nebraska Territory, which would determine for themselves if they would be pro-slavery or free. Both territories allowed slavery but it caused contention within the territories.

In 1872, he was 18 years old when on May 22nd, President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Amnesty Act of 1872. The Act restored full civil rights to secessionists, including about 150,000 former slaves who had fought in the Confederate Army. About 500 former Confederate sympathizers were not allowed their full civil rights.

In 1898, he was 44 years old when magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

In 1906, at the age of 52 years old, Robert was alive when author Upton Sinclair exposed the public-health threat of the meat-packing industry in his book The Jungle. While his intent was to show the lives of exploited lives of immigrants in Chicago and other industrialized cities, most people were horrified by how the meat that ended up on their tables was handled. There was such an outcry that legislation was passed to regulate meat packing. Sinclair said " "I aimed at the public's heart, and by accident I hit it in the stomach."

In 1937, in the year of Robert Swan Aitchison's passing, on May 28th, the San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge opened to cars. Taking 5 years to build, the 4,200-foot-long suspension bridge was an engineering marvel of its time - 11 men died during construction. The "international orange" color was chosen because it resisted rust and fading. To the present, it is the symbol of the City that is known throughout the world.

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