Alexander Finlayson
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Alexander Finlayson (1883 - 1944)

Alexander Finlayson
Born in Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotlandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 30 Dec 1910 in Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotlandmap
Died in Culver City, Los Angeles, California, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Jan 2017
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Alexander was born in 1883.[1]

In 1901, he worked as a Tinsmith (like his younger brother James) and lived with his parents and siblings at North Broomage in Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland.[2]

On 30 Dec 1910, Alexander married Alexandrina ("Ina") TOUGH in Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland.[3][4][1] They had a son, also Alexander, born on 13 Nov 1911 in the family home at 9 Victoria Road, Larbert.[3]

In 1935, he lived with his wife Ina and son Alex in Palms, California, USA.[5]

In 1940, he worked as a Grip in Film Studio and lived with his wife Ina at 10848 Lindblade St., Culver City, California, USA.[5] Also present in the household was his son Alex and his daughter-in-law Virginia.[5]

In 1942, he worked for MGM and lived with his wife Ina at 10848 Lindblade St., Culver City, California, USA.[1]

On 14 Feb 1944, he passed away in Culver City, Los Angeles, California, United States.[4]

His wife Ina died in Canada on 15 Oct 1944.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1942 U.S. Draft Registration Card for Alexander FINLAYSON, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 8 April 2016), Alexander Finlayson, 1942; citing NARA microfilm publication M1936, M1937, M1939, M1951, M1962, M1964, M1986, M2090, and M2097 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  2. 1901 Census of Household of Alexander FINLAYSON, ScotlandsPeople (Census 1901 485/0A 001/00 043).
  3. 3.0 3.1 1911 Birth of Alexander FINLAYSON in Larbert, ScotlandsPeople, SR Births 485/A 281.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Falkirk Herald, 19 Feb 1944, p. 1, British Newspaper Archive, FindMyPast.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 1940 U.S. Census of the Household of Alexander FINLAYSON in Culver City, "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 28 July 2017), Alex Finlayson, Tract 368, Culver City, Venice Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 19-797, sheet 8A, line 26, family 180, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 258.
  6. Ancestry, Reports of Deaths of American Citizens Abroad, 1835-1974, National Archives at College Park; College Park, Maryland, U.S.A.; NAI Number: 302021; Record Group Title: General Records of the Department of State; Record Group Number: Record Group 59; Series Number: Publication A1 205; Box Number: 1135; Box Description: 1940-1944 Canada Cu - Ha.

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