Alexander Glen Sr.

24 October 1836–31 March 1924 (Age 87)
Kirkliston, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Alexander

When Alexander Glen Sr. was born on 24 October 1836, in Kirkliston, West Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, James Glen, was 53 and his mother, Agnes Margaret Marshall, was 44. He married Sarah Bond on 1 August 1860, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 31 March 1924, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Glen Sr.
Lavinia Haigh
Marriage: 4 January 1875
John Haigh Glenn
Silvia Julia Glen
Thomas Haigh Glenn
Lavinia Glenn
Ann Glenn
Edward Glenn
Walter Haigh Glenn
Martha Glenn
Minnie Glen
Sarah Glenn
Nora Glenn
Lurline Florence Glenn
Heber Wells Glenn
Seymour Glenn

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 January 1875Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    Age 10
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    Age 12
    Find A Grave website photo indicates establishment of the cemetery in 1848. Located at the NE corner of 4th Avenue and N Street. Salt Lake City Cemetery is in The Avenues neighborhood of Salt Lake City, Utah. Approximately 120,000 persons are buried in the cemetery. Many religious leaders and politicians, particularly many leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) lie in the cemetery. It encompasses over 250 acres and contains 9 1?2 miles of roads. It is the largest city-operated cemetery in the United States. The first burial occurred on September 27, 1847, when George Wallace buried his child, Mary Wallace. The burial was two months after the Mormon pioneers had settled the Salt Lake Valley. In 1849, George Wallace, Daniel Wells, and Joseph Heywood surveyed 20 acres at the same site for the area's burial grounds. In 1851, Salt Lake City was incorporated and the 20 acres officially became the Salt Lake City Cemetery with George Wallace as its first sexton.
    1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers
    Age 23
    The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (central Scotland): habitational name from Glen in Traquair (Peebleshire). The placename is derived from Gaelic gleann ‘glen, valley’.English: habitational name from a place so called in Leicestershire, so named from an Old English word glean ‘glen, valley’ (from Celtic glinn).Jewish (Ashkenazic): presumably an Americanized form of one or more similar (like-sounding) Jewish names.

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

    Story Highlight

    Sarah Bond--Her History 1838-1874

    --Written by Marla Ellen Morgan Bezold, great great granddaughter Sarah Bond was born 10 September 1838 in Crumpsall, Manchester, Lancashire, England and was christened 3 February 1839 in St. Mark's C …

    Sources (106)

    • Alex Glen in entry for Florence Glen, "Utah, Salt Lake County Birth Records, 1890-1915"
    • Alexander Glenn, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Alexander in entry for Edward Glenn and Catherine Beggs, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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