Alexander McPherson

21 May 1861–25 February 1924 (Age 62)
Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland

The Life of Alexander

When Alexander McPherson was born on 21 May 1861, in Aberlour, Banffshire, Scotland, his father, Paul McPherson, was 37 and his mother, Margaret Laing, was 35. He married Catherine White about 1890, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He died on 25 February 1924, in Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

Alexander McPherson
1861–1924
Catherine White
1860–
Marriage: about 1890
Alexander MacPherson
1891–
Donald MacPherson
1896–
William MacPherson
1898–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1890
Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
children

(3)

    Alexander MacPherson

    Male1891–Male

    Donald MacPherson

    Male1896–Male

    William MacPherson

    Male1898–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Paul McPherson

    Male1824–1875Male

    Margaret Laing

    Female1825–1861Female

siblings

(8)

    James McPherson

    Male1847–1889Male

    Male1849–1930Male

    William McPherson

    Male1851–1917Male

    Martha McPherson

    Female1853–Female

    Male1855–1906Male

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

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

Age 7

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.
1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 13

The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.
1878 · Collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank.

Age 17

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Phearsain ‘son of the parson’ ( see Parsons ). This is the surname of various ecclesiastical families in Aberdeenshire and Argyll; it is also established in northern Ireland.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (1)

  • Alexander Mc Pherson, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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