Alexander Abercrombie

10 October 1897–15 March 1964 (Age 66)
Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Alexander

When Alexander Abercrombie was born on 10 October 1897, in Kilsyth, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, William Abercrombie, was 37 and his mother, Mary Malcolm Bauld, was 33. He married Margaret Mary Merrigan on 31 August 1940, in Ealing, Middlesex, England. He died on 15 March 1964, in Ealing, London, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 66.

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Alexander Abercrombie
Margaret Mary Merrigan
Marriage: 31 August 1940

Spouse and Children

31 August 1940
Ealing, Middlesex, England

Parents and Siblings

    William Abercrombie


    Mary Malcolm Bauld




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World Events (8)

1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 5

The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition was organized and led by William Speirs Bruce. Him along with Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition completed an exploration of Antarctica. They established the first manned meteorological station, the Orcadas, in 1903 and discovered new land east of the Weddell Sea. The expedition was described as the most cost-effective and carefully planned scientific expedition of the Heroic Age. The Orcadas weather station has been in continuous operation ever since.

Age 11

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1915 · Zeppelins Over London

Age 18

On May 31, 1915 a German zeppelin went over London in dark of night. It released a bomb over the city killing 28 people and wounding 60. 

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from a place in Fife named Abercrombie (earlier Abarcrumbach), which is of Pictish origin, meaning either ‘confluence of rivers at a bend’ or ‘mouth of the bendy river’.

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

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