Alexander Mitchell

Brief Life History of Alexander

Alexander Mitchell was born on 13 January 1858, in Scotland, United Kingdom as the son of Barbara Mitchell. He married Elizabeth Dunn on 29 November 1884, in Saint Fergus, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 10 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Crimond, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1891 and Lansing Township, Brown, South Dakota, United States for about 20 years. He died on 14 November 1934, in South Dakota, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Hecla City Cemetery, Hecla, Brown, South Dakota, United States.

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Alexander Mitchell
Elizabeth Dunn
Marriage: 29 November 1884
Elizabeth Jean Mitchell
Alexander M Mitchell
George Dunn Mitchell
James Hutcheson Mitchell
Logan Mitchell
William Mitchell
Robertson Johnnie Mitchell
Ethel S Mitchell
Wallace Glen Mitchell
Florence Barbara Mitchell
Harvey Mitchell
Lorn Bruce Mitchell
Ursula Vetter Mitchell

Sources (15)

  • A M Mitchell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alexander Mitchell, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Alexander M Mitchell, "Find A Grave Index"

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1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.

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.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: from the vernacular pronunciation in Middle English and Older Scots of the personal name Michael . See Michelson .

English and Scottish: nickname for a big man, from Middle English michel, mechel, muchel ‘big’.

Irish (County Connacht): surname adopted as equivalent of Mulvihill .

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

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