Alfred James Ogston

Brief Life History of Alfred James

When Alfred James Ogston was born on 19 September 1878, in Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Sir Alexander Ogston M.D., was 34 and his mother, Mary Jane Hargrave, was 30. He married Ethel Prescott Ditchfield in 1905, in Birkenhead, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Logie Coldstone, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1891 and Old Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1901. He died on 21 June 1920, in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Portland, Multnomah, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alfred James Ogston
1878–1920
Ethel Prescott Ditchfield
1878–1908
Marriage: 1905
Ogston
1906–

Sources (10)

  • Alfred James Ogston in household of Alexander Ogston, "Scotland Census, 1901"
  • Alfred James Ogston, "England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005"
  • Alfred J. Ogston, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Death Records, 1864-1967"

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World Events (8)

1880 · The Great Gale of 1880

The Great Gale of 1880 was a severe snow and wind storm that devastated parts of Oregon and Washington on January 9, 1880. The extratropical cyclone caused tides to rise seven feet, gale force winds, and snow accumulations of up to 18 inches.  

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

Scottish: locative name from Ogston in Aberdeens.

Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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Italy Earthquake Experience of the Ogstons

Manawatu Standard, Volume XLI, Issue 8763, 2 January 1909, Page 2 THE GREAT EARTHQUAKE. A STUPENDOUS CALAMITY; SOUTHERN ITALY DESOLATED., . THOUSANDS OF, DEATHS. <v THE STATE OF REGGIO. THE WORK OF …

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