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David Alexander Colville
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Birth: Apr., 1850
Arbroath, Scotland
Death: May 27, 1927
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA

Bapt 19 April 1850 wit Ann Dorward and Ann Thomson son of William Henry Colville and Mary Alexander. Moved to New Zealand in 1859 on the "Gala" with his parents.
An account in the Arrow Observer Jan 19 1872, tells about his being crushed by a horse while jumping hurdles, but was recovering. He was a rancher, but evidently not too successful. Never married. He was mostly a wandering person and ready to try most any adventurer and enterprise. Always buying and selling land, cattle, sheep, and stock(in stock market) He goes to Canada with his half brother Alexander in 1910. He came to New Mexico and started the sheep ranch before the rest of the family came.
David had the ranch in New Mexico, Medicine Hat, Alberta Canada, then to Mexico, and then died in San Antonio. He was once chased by Poncho Via in Mexico.
1875 New Zealand Business Directory--Lake Hayes
David Alexander Colville
Wm Teal Marshall
Feb 15 1878 bought property in New Mexico
He lived in Mexico for awhile and here is his entrance back into the US
No 11229
David Colville age 76 male Occupation Stockraiser reads and Writes and is Scottish
Last Res. Guadalajara, Jul., Mex Clas i a st
Future Res. San Antonio Tex passage paid by self
Going to join no one money $81
Admitted at Loredo Tx by BSI 12/3/1926
Med Cert. 18 Senility S T NO 1662
Ht 5' 7 " Complextion fair, Hair Gray, eyes Blue
Born Arbroth Scotland Nationality England
Accompanied by no one.
U S Department of Labor and Immigration Service 
 
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 Parents:
  William Henry Colville (1826 - 1864)
  Mary Alexander Colville Marshall (1826 - 1893)
 
 Siblings:
  David Alexander Colville (1850 - 1927)
  William Grey Colville (1852 - 1890)*
  Mary Ann Colville MacPherson (1853 - 1912)*
  James Anderson Colville (1855 - 1883)*
  Elizabeth Sutherland Colville Moad (1857 - 1924)*
  Robert Gordon Colville (1859 - 1859)*
  Charles H. Colville (1863 - 1910)*
  William Colville (1864 - 1864)*
  Alexander Teal Marshall (1865 - 1933)**
  Frank E Marshall (1866 - 1868)**
  Alice Teal Marshall Kimsey (1868 - 1967)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: JKK
Record added: Mar 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 49778462
David Alexander Colville
Added by: JKK
 
 
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