Alexander Morris Ledingham

7 February 1830–25 March 1904 (Age 74)
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Alexander Morris

When Alexander Morris Ledingham was born on 7 February 1830, in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Alexander Ledingham, was 27 and his mother, Mary Morrice, was 28. He married Janet Bremner Farquhar on 13 December 1850, in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1866 and lived in Turriff, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1861 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1880. His occupation is listed as tinsmith, and gasfitter in Scotland, Taylor Township, Greene, Indiana, United States. He died on 25 March 1904, in Newton, Cache, Utah, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Newton, Cache, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Morris Ledingham
Janet Bremner Farquhar
Marriage: 13 December 1850
Mary Morris Farquhar Ledingham
Georgina Farquhar Ledingham
Alexander Farquhar Ledingham
Janet Farquhar Ledingham
Aleckina Farquhar Ledingham
Alexander Farquhar Ledingham

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 December 1850Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    Age 13
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1854 · Great North of Scotland Railway
    Age 24
    Being one of the two smallest railways in 1923, the Great North of Scotland Railway carried its first passengers from Kittybrewster to Huntly in 1854. In the 1880s the railways were refurbished to give express services to the suburban parts in Aberdeen. There were junctions with the Highland Railway established to help connect Aberdeenshire, Banffshire and Moray counties. The railway started to deliver goods from the North Sean and from the whisky distilleries in Speyside. With the implementation of bus services and the purchase of the British Railway the Great North of Scotland Railway was discontinued.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Aberdeen): probably a local habitational name from an unidentified place, possibly Ledikin in Culsalmond, which is recorded in 1600 as Ledinghame. Compare Leadingham .

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

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    Sources (54)

    • Alexander Ledingham, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Alexander Morris Ledingham, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1937"
    • Alexander Ledingham in entry for Janet Ledingham Christopherson, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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