Alexander B. Barr

17 June 1818–20 August 1898 (Age 80)
Houston, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Alexander B.

When Alexander B. Barr was born on 17 June 1818, in Houston, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Barr, was 20 and his mother, Grissel Gardner, was 17. He married Elisabeth Stewart on 25 March 1836. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Laurieston, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851 and Orford, Kent, Ontario, Canada in 1881. He died on 20 August 1898, in Duart, Kent, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 80.

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Alexander B. Barr
Elisabeth Stewart
Marriage: 25 March 1836
Robert Burns Barr
Jessie S Barr
Grace Barr

Spouse and Children

25 March 1836


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World Events (8)

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 5

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Age 25

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

Scottish, English: Derived from Barr, a parish in Ayrshire, Scotland; a local name in Staffordshire

Sources (3)

  • Alexander Barr, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Alexander Barr in entry for Charles June Ross and Christiana Maud M Barr, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Alexander B Barr in entry for Alfred A Tickell and Alexandria Barr, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"

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