Alexander Officer

August 1726–3 October 1805 (Age 79)
Ulster, Ireland

The Life of Alexander

When Alexander Officer was born in August 1726, in Ulster, Ireland, his father, James Officer, was 32 and his mother, Mary Armstrong, was 31. He had at least 2 sons with Mary William. He died on 3 October 1805, in Carlisle, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, British Colonial America, at the age of 79, and was buried in Old Graveyard, Churchtown, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Alexander Officer
Mary William
James Officer Sr.
John A Officer

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    John A Officer


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World Events (4)


Age 50

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 50

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 61

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

Name Meaning

English:1. occupational name for the holder of any office, from Anglo-Norman French officer (an agent derivative of Old French office ‘duty’, ‘service’, Latin officium ‘service’, ‘task’). 2. occupational name for a sewer of gold embroidery, from Anglo-Norman French orfroiser (an agent derivative of Old French orfrois, Late Latin auriphyrigium ‘Phrygian gold’—the Phrygians being famed in antiquity for their gold embroidery).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Alexander Officer, "Find A Grave Index"

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