Alexander M McKenzie

Male14 February 1818–6 May 1887

Brief Life History of Alexander M

When Alexander M McKenzie was born on 14 February 1818, in Ardelve, Ross-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Alexander McKenzie, was 45 and his mother, Janet Anne Macrae, was 37. He married Sarah Ann Gilhousen on 26 August 1855, in Warsaw Township, Rice, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 6 May 1887, in Smithland, Woodbury, Iowa, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Smithland, Woodbury, Iowa, United States.

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Alexander M McKenzie
Sarah Ann Gilhousen
Marriage: 26 August 1855
Margaret Jane McKenzie
Elizabeth Ann McKenzie
William Alexander McKenzie
Arthur Alfred McKenzie

Sources (15)

  • Alex Mckenzie, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Alex. Mckinzie in entry for Arthur A. Mckinzie and Nellie E. Guerrier, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Alexander Mackenzie, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 August 1855Warsaw Township, Rice, Minnesota, United States
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (7)

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 1

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1820 · """The """"Radical War""""."""

    Age 2

    The Scottish Insurrection was a week of strikes and unrest with demands for reform in the United Kingdom and Ireland. The economic downturn after the Napoleonic war ended, brought increasing unrest with the Artisan workers in Scotland, seeking action to reform the government. But the insurrection was largely forgotten about, as attention was focused on the better publicized Radical events in England.


    Age 25

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coinnich, a patronymic from the personal name Coinneach meaning ‘comely’, Anglicized as Kenneth. Compare the Irish form McKinney 2. The Scottish spelling with -z- indicates palatalization of the -n- (compare Menzies ).

    History: This is the name of a Scottish Highland clan, historically associated with the mountainous district of Kintail in nortwestern Scotland, with Cromarty, and with Loch Seaforth (Loch Shiphoirt) on the Island of Harris.

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

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