Alexander Joy Cartwright

Male26 December 1858–11 August 1921

Brief Life History of Alexander Joy

When Alexander Joy Cartwright was born on 26 December 1858, in Honolulu, Oahu, Kingdom of Hawaii, his father, Alexander Joy Cartwright, was 38 and his mother, Mary Eliza Ann Van Wie, was 37. He married Theresa Owana Ka'ohelelani La'anui Pratt on 23 April 1878, in Honolulu, Oahu, Kingdom of Hawaii. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States in 1900. He died on 11 August 1921, in San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo, California, United States.

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Alexander Joy Cartwright
Susan Florence McDonell
Marriage: 8 August 1883
Ruth Joy Cartwright
Mary Muriel Cartwright

Sources (20)

  • Alexander Cartwright, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alex J Cartwright, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Alexande J Cartwright, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 August 1883Benicia, Solano, California, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 5

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

    Age 11

    The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 17

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English (Midlands and northern England): occupational name from Middle English cart(e) ‘cart’ + wright(e) ‘craftsman’ (Old English cræt or Old Norse kartr + Old English wyrhta), for a cartwright, a maker of carts.

    Variant of Courtright , a surname of Dutch origin.

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

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