Alonzo Alger

30 November 1875–9 June 1895 (Age 19)
Mundy Township, Genesee, Michigan, United States

The Life of Alonzo

When Alonzo Alger was born on 30 November 1875, in Mundy Township, Genesee, Michigan, United States, his father, Alvah Whitney Alger, was 29 and his mother, Roseltha A Childs, was 29. He died on 9 June 1895, in Flint, Genesee, Michigan, United States, at the age of 19, and was buried in Mundy Township, Genesee, Michigan, United States.

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Alvah Whitney Alger
Roseltha A Childs
Mary O Alger
Rhoda Alger
Bennie E Alger
Alonzo Alger
NN Alger
NN Alger
Nettie Fannie Alger

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World Events (6)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 4

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 6

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 English: from one or more Middle English personal names variously written Alger, Algar, Alcher, Aucher, etc. These represent a falling together of at least three different Continental Germanic and Old English names: Adalgar ‘noble spear’ (Old English Æðelgār), Albgar ‘elf spear’ (Old English Ælfgār), and Aldgar ‘old spear’ (Old English (E)aldgār). The Continental Germanic forms were brought to England from France by the Normans. Compare the French cognate Auger . In Norfolk and northern England, the source is probably the Old Norse name Álfgeirr ‘elf spear’. The modern English surname is found mainly in East Anglia.2 German: from a reduced form of the Germanic personal name Adalgar (see 1 above).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alonzo Alger in household of Alva W Alger, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Alonzo Alger, "Michigan Deaths, 1867-1897"
  • Alonzo Alger, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"

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