Mary Waterson Alexander

6 May 1859–
Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Mary Waterson

Mary Waterson Alexander was born on 6 May 1859, in Old Monkland, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom as the daughter of Janet Mack Gilmour.

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Family Time Line

Janet Mack Gilmour
1829–
John Alexander
1856–
Mary Waterson Alexander
1859–
Robison Gilmour Alexander
1861–
Martha Donald Alexander
1863–
Andrew Gilmour Alexander
1865–
Peter Alexander
1867–
William Gilmour Alexander
1872–

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World Events (3)

1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 9

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.
1884

Age 25

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1908

Age 49

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, German, Dutch; also found in many other cultures: from the personal name Alexander, classical Greek Alexandros, which probably originally meant ‘repulser of men (i.e. of the enemy)’, from alexein ‘to repel’ + andros, genitive of anēr ‘man’. Its popularity in the Middle Ages was due mainly to the Macedonian conqueror, Alexander the Great ( 356–323 bc )—or rather to the hero of the mythical versions of his exploits that gained currency in the so-called Alexander Romances. The name was also borne by various early Christian saints, including a patriarch of Alexandria ( ad c.250–326 ), whose main achievement was condemning the Arian heresy. The Gaelic form of the personal name is Alasdair, which has given rise to a number of Scottish and Irish patronymic surnames, for example Mc Allister . Alexander is a common forename in Scotland, often representing an Anglicized form of the Gaelic name. In North America the form Alexander has absorbed many cases of cognate names from other languages, for example Spanish Alejandro , Italian Alessandro , Greek Alexandropoulos, Russian Aleksandr, etc. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .) It has also been adopted as a Jewish name.

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

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  • Mary Waterson Alexander, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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