Alexander George Robert Pinkerton

5 May 1897–21 March 1985 (Age 87)
Thurso, Papineau, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The Life of Alexander George Robert

When Alexander George Robert Pinkerton was born on 5 May 1897, in Thurso, Papineau, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, his father, Dougal Calvin Pinkerton, was 25 and his mother, Jemima May Victoria Surtees, was 28. He had at least 1 daughter with Lucy Jean Searle. He immigrated to Porthill, Boundary, Idaho, United States in 1935 and lived in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1911 and Moose Jaw No. 161, Saskatchewan, Canada in 1926. He died on 21 March 1985, in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 87, and was buried in Valley View Memorial Gardens, Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.

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Alexander George Robert Pinkerton
Lucy Jean Searle
Marjorie Jean Pinkerton

Spouse and Children



    Marjorie Jean Pinkerton


Parents and Siblings



    William Pinkerton


    Allan Pinkerton



    Theodore Pinkerton


    Ann Pinkerton


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 3

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Age 23

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern Irish: habitational name from a place near Dunbar, which is from an unexplained first element + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. This surname has been established in Ireland since the 17th century.

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

Sources (3)

  • Alex Pinkerton in household of A C Pinkerton, "Canada, Prairie Provinces Census, 1926"
  • Alexander Pinkerton in household of Jamima Pinkerton, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Alexander George Robert Pinkerton, "Idaho, Eastport, Arrival Manifests, 1924-1956"

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