Alexander Howie

21 June 1875–26 April 1953 (Age 77)
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Alexander

Alexander Howie was born on 21 June 1875, in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. He married Mary Steele Davidson on 26 February 1897, in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 26 April 1953, in his hometown, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Howie
1875–1953
Mary Steele Davidson
1878–1953
Marriage: 26 February 1897
Christina McKay Howie
1897–
Mary Davidson Howie
1898–
Alexander Howie
1900–1903
William McMurray Howie
1901–1901
Alfred Howie
1902–1982
Margaret McMurray Howie
1905–1984
Agnes McPetrie Robertson Howie
1906–1907
Andrew Howie
1908–1908
Joan Frost Howie
1909–1999
Alexandrina Howie
1911–1911

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 February 1897
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(10)

    Christina McKay Howie

    Female1897–Female

    Mary Davidson Howie

    Female1898–Female

    Alexander Howie

    Male1900–1903Male

    William McMurray Howie

    Male1901–1901Male

    Alfred Howie

    Male1902–1982Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1878 · Collapse of the City of Glasgow Bank.

Age 3

Because of a discovery of a £7,000 deficit, City of Glasgow Bank halted operations from November to December 1877. After 10 months after reopening, the bank’s directors announced the bank, itself, had filed bankruptcy. The closure showed a net liability of over £6 million. The bank was so successful with telling people that it wasn’t in error, that the Bank's shares were selling for more than double of what they were actually worth. The bank’s directors were arrested and tried at the High Court. All were found guilty and sentenced to terms of imprisonment. Many Glasgow businesses failed as a result of the bankruptcy and shareholders were called to replenish the bank's losses. One shareholder argued that he had become a shareholder unknowing the fraudulent actions of the bank. Wide effects of the collapse have been seen in limited growth in liability and extensive problems with temporary banking liquidity.
1884

Age 9

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1896 · Opening of the Glasgow Subway.

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: from a medieval personal name, a pet form of Hugh .

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

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