Alexander Silver and Isobel Falconer

Silver family

Silver family members: At left is Isobel Falconer who married Alexander Silver with her three sons Alex (standing), James (left, who went to Australia) and John (who also left Scotland and may have ended up in New Zealand). The image was taken in 1882. Below her is eldest daughter Hellen with her husband Alex Duncan and most likely their first-born child Isabella. The next couple is son Alex Silver with his wife Helen Jane Watt and, at right, daughter Isobel Menzies Silver who married John Duncan (brother of her sister Hellen's husband Alex).


  Alexander Silver (1809-1882) was the son of John Silver and Helen Gordon. He married Isobel Falconer and they had six children. One died as a baby.

  1. Hellen SILVER,   b. 24 Sep 1852, Maryculter, Kincardine, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1915, Red Lion Inn, Chelwood Gate, Uckfield, Sussex, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
  2. Janet SILVER,   b. 20 Dec 1854, Burnside, Maryculter, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1855, Burnside, Maryculter, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
  3. John SILVER,   b. 6 Apr 1856, Maryculter, Kincardine, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ?
  4. Alexander SILVER,   b. 30 May 1858, Burnside, Maryculter, Kincardine, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Aug 1907, Kinneff, Kincardineshire, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
  5. Isobel Menzies SILVER,   b. 20 May 1860, Maryculter, Kincardine, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1934, Royal Mental Hospital, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
  6. James SILVER,   b. 30 Apr 1863, Burnside, Kincardineshire, Scotland, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1949, General Hospital,Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)

 

 

Alexander Silver (1858-1907)

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Harvieston fire

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Helen Silver

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Isobel Menzies Silver

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James Silver

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John Silver

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Picture comparison

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Pocket watch mystery

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Silver newspaper research

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