Alexander Joy Cartwright

26 December 1858–11 August 1921 (Age 62)
Honolulu, Oahu, Kingdom of Hawaii

The Life Summary 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 36. 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, 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

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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: occupational name for a maker of carts, from Middle English cart(e) + wright ‘craftsman’ ( see Wright ). The surname is attested from the late 13th century, although the vocabulary word does not occur before the 15th century.

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

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Sources (18)

  • Alexander Cartwright, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alexander J Cartwright, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Alexander Joy Cartwright in entry for Daisy Cartwright Nelson, "Hawaii, Births and Baptisms, 1843-1909"

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