Alexander MacKinley Harvey

7 April 1889–25 February 1971 (Age 81)
Centerville, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Alexander MacKinley

When Alexander MacKinley Harvey was born on 7 April 1889, in Centerville, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Marshall Harvey, was 23 and his mother, Janet MacKinley, was 21. He married Iantha Lucille Deeds from 1917 to 1920. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Punxsutawney, Jefferson, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930 and Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. He died on 25 February 1971, in Pinellas, Florida, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Punxsutawney, Jefferson, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Alexander MacKinley Harvey
Iantha Lucille Deeds
Marriage: from 1917 to 1920
Robert Deeds Harvey

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from 1917 to 1920


    Robert Deeds Harvey


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

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.
1898 · Florida Involvement in Spanish-American War

Age 9

Florida played a critical role during the Spanish-American War. The port of Tampa saw the arrival of over 30,000 troops; this traffic resulted in the small town experiencing massive growth and becoming a city. Cuban-Americans across the state also helped with raising money and support for the war.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 23

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from the Breton personal name Aeruiu or Haerviu, composed of the elements haer ‘battle’, ‘carnage’+ vy ‘worthy’, which was brought to England by Breton followers of William the Conqueror, for the most part in the Gallicized form Hervé. (The change from -er- to -ar- was a normal development in Middle English and Old French.) Reaney believes that the surname is also occasionally from a Norman personal name, Old German Herewig, composed of the Germanic elements hari, heri ‘army’ + wīg ‘war’.2 Irish: mainly of English origin, in Ulster and County Wexford, but sometimes a shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hAirmheadhaigh ‘descendant of Airmheadhach’, a personal name probably meaning ‘esteemed’. It seems to be a derivative of Airmheadh, the name borne by a mythological physician.3 Irish (County Fermanagh): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó hEarchaidh ‘descendant of Earchadh’, a personal name of uncertain origin.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alexander M Harvey, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alex M Harvey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alex M Harvey, "United States Census, 1930"

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