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 at age 60 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]

On 2 Apr 1911, age 27, he worked as a Tinsmith in an Iron Foundry and lived with his wife Alexandrina on Victoria Road, Larbert, Stirlingshire, Scotland.[5] Also present in the household were his sisters Agnes (Typist, 19) and Effie (14).[5]

On 13 Nov 1911, they had a son, also Alexander, born 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.[6]

In 1940, he worked as a Grip in Film Studio and lived with his wife Ina at 10848 Lindblade St., Culver City, California, USA.[6] Also present in the household was his son Alex and his daughter-in-law Virginia.[6]

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.[7]


  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 1911 Census of the Household of Alex FINLAYSON in Larbert, ScotlandsPeople, 1911 Census 485/A 1/24, pp. 23-24.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 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.
  7. 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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