Robert Swan Aitchison (1854 - 1937)

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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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Birth


Edinburgh, Scotland United Kingdom

Baptized


- St Cuthbert's, Edinburgh, Scotland

Death


Ifield, Sussex County, England United Kingdom
Cause of death: Pneumonia

Cause of death

Pneumonia

Burial / Funeral

St Margaret of Antioch Churchyard,
Ifield, Sussex County, England United Kingdom

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Last Known Residence

Ifield, Sussex County, England United Kingdom

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Family

Mother: Jane (Swan) Aitchison
Father: James Aitchison
Siblings: William Aitchison and Isabella Burnet (Aitchison) Macfarlane

Partner: Jessie Georgina Annie (Pepper-Staveley) Aitchison
Children with Jessie: George Staveley Aitchison and Nerina Jane Aitchison

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Military Service

Royal Company of Archers, King's Bodyguard.

Middle name

Swan

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1854 - In the year that Robert Swan Aitchison was born, the fashion house Louis Vuitton was founded in Paris by Louis Vuitton Malletier. Beginning with trunks - and soon new ingenious flat topped trunks that could be stacked - the company now produces trunks and leather goods as well as clothing, watches, shoes, jewelry, sunglasses, books and other accessories.

1857 - By the time he was just 3 years old, on March 4th, James Buchanan became the 15th President of the United States. Called a "doughface" by many - a Northerner with Southern sympathies - he said that he would only serve one term and he did what he said.

1867 - He was merely 13 years old when on August 7th through September 20th, the new nation of Canada held its first Federal election. John A. Macdonald's Conservatives won the election.

1907 - When he was 53 years old, the second Hague peace conference was called by Russia in the Netherlands. While nothing was settled regarding the matter of peace among nations, many resolutions were passed (and accepted by many nations) about the conventions of war - especially the protection of noncombatants.

1937 - In the year of Robert Swan Aitchison's passing, on May 6th, the German zeppelin the Hindenburg caught fire and blew up. The Hindenburg was a passenger ship traveling to Frankfurt Germany. It tried to dock in New Jersey, one of the stops, and something went wrong - it blew up. Thirty-six people were killed out of the 97 on board - 13 passengers, 22 crewmen, and one ground worker. The reasons for the explosion are still disputed.

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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. His family lists the cause of death as: pneumonia. 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 William and Isabella. Robert's partner was Jessie Pepper-Staveley. and they gave birth to George Staveley Aitchison and Nerina Jane Aitchison.

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