Alexander Laird Dick

17 December 1837–
Gorbals, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Alexander Laird

Alexander Laird Dick was born on 17 December 1837 as the son of William Dick and Helen Laird.

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Family Time Line

William Dick
Helen Laird
1810–
James Dick
1834–
Mary Brown Dick
1836–
Alexander Laird Dick
1837–
John Dick
1839–
James Dick
1841–
William Muir Dick
1843–1943
Euphemia Dick
1847–
Robert Dick
1849–
Agnes Dick
1851–

Parents and Siblings

    William Dick

    MaleMale

    Female1810–Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Age 1

Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.
1843

Age 6

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 31

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.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: from a short form of Richard . Although found in every part of Britain, the form Dick is especially common in Scotland, and it was from there, in the 17th century, that the surname was taken to northern Ireland.2 German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from Middle High German dic(ke) ‘thick’, ‘strong’, ‘stout’, or in the case of the Jewish name from modern German dick ‘fat’ or Yiddish dik.3 German: topographic name for someone who lived by a thicket or patch of thick undergrowth, from Middle High German dicke, a special use of dic(ke) ‘thick’.

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

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  • Alexander Laird Dick, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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