Alexander Furness

29 August 1874–September 1953 (Age 79)
Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Alexander

When Alexander Furness was born on 29 August 1874, in Kirkby Stephen, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom, his father, James Furness, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Turnbull, was 28. He married Ruth Stewart in 1900, in West Ward, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Lowther, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom in 1901 and Crosby Ravensworth, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom in 1911. He died in September 1953, in Westmorland, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Furness
1874–1953
Ruth Stewart
1871–
Marriage: 1900
Catherine Mary Furness
1901–
Ruth Elizabeth Furness
1903–
Alexander James Furness
1905–1959

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1900
West Ward, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom
children

(3)

    Catherine Mary Furness

    Female1901–Female

    Ruth Elizabeth Furness

    Female1903–Female

    Alexander James Furness

    Male1905–1959Male

Parents and Siblings

    James Furness

    Male1849–1928Male

    Elizabeth Turnbull

    Female1846–1917Female

siblings

(9)

    Thomas Furness

    Male1872–Male

    Robert Furness

    Male1873–Male

    Male1874–1953Male

    Mary Ann Furness

    Female1876–Female

    Ella Furness

    Female1879–1941Female

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World Events (8)

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 6

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.
1884

Age 10

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 30

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Name Meaning

1 English: regional name from the district on the south coast of Cumbria (formerly in Lancashire), earlier Fuðarnes, so named from the genitive case (Fuðar) of Old Norse Fuð, meaning ‘rump’, the name of the peninsula, formerly of an island opposite the southern part of this district + Old Norse nes ‘headland’, ‘nose’.2 Norwegian: habitational name from any of various farms, particularly in Møre og Romsdal, named Furnes, from Old Norse fura ‘pine’ + nes ‘headland’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alexander Furness in household of James Furness, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • Alexander Furness, "England, Cumbria Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • Alexander Furness, "England, Cumbria Parish Registers, 1538-1990"

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