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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Alexander Howie
Mary Steele Davidson
Marriage: 26 February 1897
Christina McKay Howie
Mary Davidson Howie
Alexander Howie
William McMurray Howie
Alfred Howie
Margaret McMurray Howie
Agnes McPetrie Robertson Howie
Andrew Howie
Joan Frost Howie
Alexandrina Howie

Spouse and Children

26 February 1897
Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom


    Christina McKay Howie


    Mary Davidson Howie


    Alexander Howie


    William McMurray Howie


    Alfred Howie


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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.

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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