Alexander Mair

1878–Male
Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Alexander

Alexander Mair was born in 1878, in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom as the son of James Mair and Mary M Reigler.

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Family Time Line

James Mair
1850–1916
Mary M Reigler
James Mair
1870–1879
Hugh Mason Mair
1872–
David Mair
1875–1879
Alexander Mair
1878–
Marion Findlay Mair
1880–1974
Clara A Maier
1889–1975
Joseph George Maier
1891–1941

Parents and Siblings

    Male1850–1916Male

    Mary M Reigler

    FemaleFemale

siblings

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World Events (3)

1878 · Collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank.

Age 0

Because of a discovery of a £7,000 deficit, City of Glasgow Bank halted operations from November to December 1877. After 10 months after reopening, the bank’s directors announced the bank, itself, had filed bankruptcy. The closure showed a net liability of over £6 million. The bank was so successful with telling people that it wasn’t in error, that the Bank's shares were selling for more than double of what they were actually worth. The bank’s directors were arrested and tried at the High Court. All were found guilty and sentenced to terms of imprisonment. Many Glasgow businesses failed as a result of the bankruptcy and shareholders were called to replenish the bank's losses. One shareholder argued that he had become a shareholder unknowing the fraudulent actions of the bank. Wide effects of the collapse have been seen in limited growth in liability and extensive problems with temporary banking liquidity.
1884

Age 6

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1908

Age 30

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: occupational name for an officer of the courts whose functions resembled those of an English beadle (i.e. a minor official who dealt with petty offenders) and who was known as a mair. Compare Mayer 1. Reaney remarks that this title was used not only of the king's herald or sergeant but also of such officers as a head forester.2 Jewish: variant of Meyer 2.

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

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  • Scotland Civil Birth Index

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