Alexander McKenzie

1813–6 May 1887 (Age 74)
Ardelve, Ross-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Alexander

When Alexander McKenzie was born in 1813, in Ardelve, Ross-shire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Alexander McKenzie, was 40 and his mother, Janet Anne Macrae, was 31. He married Sarah Ann Gilhousen on 26 August 1855, in Warsaw, 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 74, and was buried in Smithland, Woodbury, Iowa, United States.

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

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World Events (8)

1813 · The Court of Session Act 1813
Age 0
The United Kingdom Parliament helped Scotland by creating the divisions necessary for better construction of their judiciary system. The Act was later repealed by the Court of Session Act 1988.
Age 2
The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1836 · Remember the Alamo
Age 23
Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

(1997: 24506;2007: 53333; 2010: 73328)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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Sources (15)

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

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