Alexander Miller Buist

3 June 1893–10 September 1945 (Age 52)
Kinghorn, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Alexander Miller

When Alexander Miller Buist was born on 3 June 1893, in Kinghorn, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Charles Buist, was 31 and his mother, Anne Miller, was 31. He married Margaret Walker Russell on 30 December 1916, in Plantation, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. He died on 10 September 1945, in Dairsie, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, at the age of 52.

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Alexander Miller Buist
Margaret Walker Russell
Marriage: 30 December 1916

Spouse and Children

30 December 1916
Plantation, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

Parents and Siblings


    Anne Miller




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World Events (8)

1896 · Opening of the Glasgow Subway.

Age 3

The Glasgow Subway opened on 14 December and is the third-oldest underground metro system in the world. It is one of very few subways that have a running gauge of 4 feet, but its twin circular lines were never expanded.
1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 9

The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition was organized and led by William Speirs Bruce. Him along with Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition completed an exploration of Antarctica. They established the first manned meteorological station, the Orcadas, in 1903 and discovered new land east of the Weddell Sea. The expedition was described as the most cost-effective and carefully planned scientific expedition of the Heroic Age. The Orcadas weather station has been in continuous operation ever since.

Age 15

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Name Meaning

Scottish (Fife): unexplained.

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

Sources (3)

  • Alexander Buist in household of Charles Buist, "Scotland Census, 1901"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Alexander Miller Buist - Government record: Death record or certificate: death: 10 September 1945; Dairsie, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom
  • Legacy NFS Source: Alexander Miller Buist - Government record: Birth record or certificate: birth-name: Alexander Miller Buist

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