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
Ruth Stewart
Marriage: 1900
Catherine Mary Furness
Ruth Elizabeth Furness
Alexander James Furness

Spouse and Children

West Ward, Westmorland, England, United Kingdom


    Catherine Mary Furness


    Ruth Elizabeth Furness


    Alexander James Furness


Parents and Siblings

    James Furness


    Elizabeth Turnbull




    Thomas Furness


    Robert Furness



    Mary Ann Furness


    Ella Furness


+4 More Children

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.

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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