Alexander B. Barr

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

The Life Summary 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, in Houston, Renfrewshire, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Gorbals, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851 and Orford, Kent, Ontario, Canada for about 10 years. He died on 20 August 1898, in York, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Alexander B. Barr
1818–1898
Mary Ann Ford
1841–
Marriage: 1870
Agnes Barr
1871–
Christiana Maud M Barr
1874–
Sarah Jane Barr
1878–
Jean May Barr
1878–
Alexandria Barr
1880–
Collin Barr
1881–
Marian Maggnia Barr
1881–

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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.
1823
Age 5
Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1843
Age 25
Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from any of various places in southwestern Scotland, in particular Ayrshire and Renfrewshire, named with Gaelic barr ‘height’, ‘hill’ or a British cognate of this.2 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a gateway or barrier, from Middle English, Old French barre ‘bar’, ‘obstruction’.3 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of various places in northern France called Barre. See Barre .

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

Possible Related Names

Barry
Barre
Barrs

Sources (21)

  • 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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