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Alexander Shirley
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Birth: 1853, Ireland
Death: Feb. 23, 1923
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA

Alexander Shirley was born in about 1853 in Aghadowey Parish, near Coleraine in Londonderry. It was Alexander who traveled to the U.S. with his father, Valentine; they arrived in Philadelphia in 1870. Alexander later went to Quincy, MA, and learned the stone-cutting trade, as had his brother George Orr Shirley. The two brothers later became custodians of large schools in Quincy. Alexander was naturalized on 17 Oct 1883 in MA.

Alexander is said to have been married in Quincy, MA, to Nancy McAllister. She was still alive in 1940, and had moved from Quincy to Rochester, NY to live with her daughter, Margaret Bishop. (Nancy died in 1949.) Alexander and Nancy had a total of five children: Miriam, Susie, Margaret, William and Chester. Alexander died in Quincy,in 1923.

1880 Census, Massachusetts, Quincy, Norfolk County, page 131 D. Alexander Shirley, 27, granite cutter, born Ireland, parents born Ireland.

1910 Census, Massachusetts, Quincy, 2nd Ward, page 196 B.

1920 Census, Massachustts, Quincy, Norfolk County, page 9 B. Alexander Shirley, 66; Nancy M., 61; Margaret H., 30; Chester H., 19. 
Family links: 
  George Valentine Shirley (1804 - 1895)
  Ann Orr Shirley (1809 - 1895)
  Nancy McAllister Shirley (1856 - 1949)*
  George Orr Shirley (1847 - 1935)*
  Alexander Shirley (1853 - 1923)
  Mary Ann Shirley Quigg (1855 - 1941)*
  Margaret Shirley Paul (1856 - 1930)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Wollaston Cemetery
Norfolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Created by: Elaine Orr
Record added: Jul 03, 2011
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