Charles Alonzo McAlpine

7 February 1874–5 August 1945 (Age 71)
Mansfield, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Charles Alonzo

When Charles Alonzo McAlpine was born on 7 February 1874, in Mansfield, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Charles Alonzo McAlpine, was 25 and his mother, Ann Jane King, was 25. He married Lunetta Maria Briggs on 7 September 1904, in Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Boston Ward 10, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1900 and Bloomfield, Essex, New Jersey, United States in 1920. He died on 5 August 1945, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Spring Brook Cemetery, Mansfield, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

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Charles Alonzo McAlpine
Lunetta Maria Briggs
Marriage: 7 September 1904
Dolly McAlpine
Paul Theodore McAlpine
Halcyon Delight McAlpine
Louise Ray McAlpine
Elizabeth Marie McAlpine

Spouse and Children

7 September 1904
Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Age 5

Thomas Edison had been seeking to create a more practical and affordable version of the lightbulb, primarily for home use. Edison had attempted several different materials, including platinum and other metals, before ultimately deciding on a carbon filament. On October 21, 1879, Edison finally carried out the first successful test of this new light bulb in Menlo Park, New Jersey.

Age 20

Mary Philbrook was the first woman in New Jersey to become a lawyer. She had applied for admission to the New Jersey Bar in 1894, but was rejected because the New Jersey Court stated that women were not vested with any right to be attorneys. Mary lobbied with the Jersey City Woman's Club for an update to the law, which was passed in 1895 and allowed women to become lawyers. Mary Philbrook was the first woman to be admitted after the law change.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Ailpein (Scottish), Mac Ailpín (Irish) ‘son of Ailpean’, a personal name of uncertain etymology, possibly derived from alp ‘lump’. The personal name was borne by Pictish kings, one of whom, Kenneth, son of Ailpín, Ailpean, became the ruler of the united Picts and Scots and is regarded as the founder of the somewhat disparate clan of this name.

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

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Story Highlight

Words written by wife after death of Rev. Charles Alonzo McAlpine

This is a copy of what Lunetta wrote about Charles for the National Cyclopedia of American Biography: "A lover of simplicity, of the best in music, and in literature, especially the Bible and works o …

Sources (3)

  • Charles H Mc Alpin in household of Chas A Mc Alpin, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Charles A Mcalpin Jr. in household of Charles A Mcalpin, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Chas A Mcalpine, "United States Census, 1920"

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