Alexander Boyd

7 February 1878–4 January 1912 (Age 33)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Alexander

When Alexander Boyd was born on 7 February 1878, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Henry Gettus Boyd, was 35 and his mother, Annie Jane McCracken, was 24. He lived in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died on 4 January 1912, in Haddon Heights, Camden, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Mount Moriah Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Henry Gettus Boyd
Annie Jane McCracken
Henry Boyd
Harry W Boyd Sr
Alexander Boyd
William Boyd
Annie Boyd

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

Age 3

John Philip Holland was an inventor famous for designing the world's first submarines. After previous designs were rejected, Holland eventually received funding from the Fenians for a short time. In 1881, the Fenian Ram was launched into the Passaic River in northern New Jersey, marking the first successful submarine launch in the world.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 12

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from the island of Bute in the Firth of Clyde, the Gaelic name of which is Bód (genitive Bóid).

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

Sources (3)

  • Alexander S Boyd in household of Henry Boyd, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Alexander S. Boyd, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Death Certificates, 1803-1915"
  • Alexander Boyd, "Pennsylvania, Philadelphia City Births, 1860-1906"

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