Alexander Melville

15 February 1821–6 December 1911 (Age 90)
Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Alexander

When Alexander Melville was born on 15 February 1821, in Pittenweem, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, John Melville, was 27 and his mother, Anne Webster, was 36. He married Elizabeth Adamson on 3 January 1844, in Boreland, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 6 December 1911, in Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Fillmore Cemetery, Fillmore, Millard, Utah, United States.

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Alexander Melville
Jane Ann Dutson
Marriage: 29 May 1848
John William Melville
James Andrew Melville
Mary Jane Melville
Ann Elizabeth Melville
Brigham Melville
Francis Cannon Melville
Daniel Dutson Melville
Eleanor Green Melville
Joseph Mathew Melville
David Alexander Melville
George Edward Melville

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  • Marriage
    29 May 1848Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1822 · Visit of King George IV to Scotland organized by Sir Walter Scott.
    Age 1
    The Visit of King George IV was organized by Sir Walter Scott two years after the Radical War ended. For the celebration of the visit, the creation of the Tartan Kilts came about and were worn by all men attending the celebration. These types of kilts have become part of Scotland's national identity.
    Age 2
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    Age 25
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of the various places in Normandy called Malleville, from Latin mala ‘bad’ + ville ‘settlement’.Irish (mainly Ulster): English surname adopted by bearers of Gaelic Ó Maoilmhichíl ‘descendant of Maoilmhichil’, a personal name meaning ‘devotee of (Saint) Michael’.History: The American novelist Herman Melville (1819–91) was a descendantof the Scottish Melvilles. His maternal grandfather was the revolutionary war general Peter Gansevoort (born 1749 in Albany, NY). His paternal grandfather was Maj. Thomas Melville of Boston. Irish bearers of the name claim descent from Maol Mhichíl, a chief of Síol Muireadhaigh (County Roscommon) in the 9th century.

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

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    Alexander Melville

    The Father of the Greater Delta James Andrew Melville Written By Michael Scott Melville Delta, Utah 84624 A Gift from George Q Cannon50 Alexander and Jane Ann fall In Love26 Alexander Making …

    Sources (37)

    • Alexr Melville, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Alexander Melville in entry for Margaret Melville Kelly, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Alexander Melville, "United States Census, 1880"

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