Alexander Burn Green

Male2 December 1889–22 September 1972

Brief Life History of Alexander Burn

When Alexander Burn Green was born on 2 December 1889, in Broughton, Peeblesshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Glendinning Green, was 30 and his mother, Bethia Burn, was 31. He married Bessie Turner in 1920, in Saskatchewan Rural Municipality, Manitoba, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Saint George, Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1901 and Humboldt No. 370, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1926. He died on 22 September 1972, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, at the age of 82.

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Alexander Burn Green
Bessie Turner
Marriage: 1920
Wallace Alexander Green

Sources (4)

  • Alex Green, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926"
  • Alex B Green in household of Arthur W Penwell, "Canada Census, 1911"
  • Alexander P Green in household of Henry G Green, "Scotland Census, 1901"

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  • Marriage
    1920Saskatchewan Rural Municipality, Manitoba, Canada
  • Children (1)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    Age 16

    Historical Timeline Settlement Patterns


    Age 19

    London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

    1913 · Leith dockers strike 1913

    Age 24

    The Leith dockers strike was a strike that brought the town of Leith to a standstill after dock workers demanded an increase in pay, better working conditions, and shorter hours. The strike had an effect on the local community by not allowing trade to flow smoothly out of the docks. There totaled around 4,600 people a part of the strikes and riots but it ended near the middle of August with no demands met. since then two more strikes would happen at the same location, once in 1983 and, most recently, in 1989.

    Name Meaning

    English: either a nickname for someone who was fond of dressing in this color (Old English grēne) or was young or immature, or who had played the part of the ‘Green Man’ in the May Day celebrations, or a topographic name for someone who lived near a village green (Middle English grene, a transferred use of the color term). This is one of the most common and widespread of English surnames. In North America it has assimilated cognates from other languages, notably German Grün (see Gruen ) and Dutch Groen ; compare 7 below. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

    English: alternatively, from a Middle English personal name Grene.

    Irish: adopted for Ó hUainín ‘descendant of Uainín’, a personal name from a pet form of uaine ‘green’, see Honan .

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

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