Sunday, 20 March 2016
Tour Scotland Video John Henry Alexander Gravestone Necropolis Glasgow
Tour Scotland video of the John Henry Alexander Memorial gravestone on ancestry visit to the Necropolis a Victorian cemetery in Glasgow, Scotland. Under the direction of Alexander, the Theatre Royal on Dunlop Street became Glasgow's premier theatre. In 1849, however, the building caught fire during a show and sixty five customers died. Alexander was said never to have recovered from the shock and died not long afterwards.
The surname Alexander is found in many cultures including; Scottish, English, German and Dutch, It comes from the personal name Alexander, classical Greek Alexandros, which probably originally meant " repulser of men, meaning of the enemy. " Its popularity in the Middle Ages was due mainly to the Macedonian conqueror, Alexander the Great The name was also borne by various early Christian saints, including a patriarch of Alexandria, whose main achievement was condemning the Arian heresy. The Gaelic form of the personal name is Alasdair, which has given rise to a number of Scottish and Irish patronymic surnames, for example McAllister. Alexander is a common forename in Scotland, often representing an Anglicized form of the Gaelic name. In North America the form Alexander has absorbed many cases of cognate names from other languages, for example Spanish Alejandro, Italian Alessandro, Greek Alexandropoulos, Russian Aleksandr, etc. It has also been adopted as a Jewish name.
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