Alexander Wilson Galloway

12 March 1840–15 February 1917 (Age 76)
Coylton, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Alexander Wilson

When Alexander Wilson Galloway was born on 12 March 1840, in Coylton, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Galloway, was 23 and his mother, Margaret Dempster, was 31. He married Sarah Dick on 8 February 1861, in Dreghorn, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Nanaimo Town 1, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada in 1891 and Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in 1901. He died on 15 February 1917, in Nanaimo County, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 76.

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Alexander Wilson Galloway
Sarah Dick
Marriage: 8 February 1861
Sarah Galloway
Margaret Galloway
Robert Galloway
Sarah Isabella Galloway
James Galloway
Elizabeth Galloway
Loftus Alexander Galloway
Christina Galloway
John Dick Galloway
Archibald Galloway

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8 February 1861
Dreghorn, Ayrshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1843 · The Disruption in the Church of Scotland

Age 3

The Disruption of 1843 was a division within the Church of Scotland, which 474 evangelical ministers of the Church broke away from the Church to form the Free Church of Scotland. They didn’t reject the principles of the Church of Scotland but were trying to establish a purer version of the Church without the King or Parliament being its head. It had huge effects not only within the Church of Scotland, but also with Scottish civic life.
1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 28

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish: regional name from Galloway in southwestern Scotland, named as ‘place of the foreign Gaels’, from Gaelic gall ‘foreigner’ + Gaidheal ‘Gael’. From the 8th century or before it was a province of Anglian Northumbria. In the 9th century it was settled by mixed Gaelic-Norse inhabitants from the Hebrides and Isle of Man.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alexander Galloway, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Alexander Galloway, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Alia Galloway in entry for C R Hardy and Sarah Isabella Galloway, "British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932; 1937-1938"

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