Alexander Coe McCRARY

9 Mar 1815 - 11 May 1898

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Alexander Coe McCRARY

9 Mar 1815 - 11 May 1898
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Alexander Coe McCRARY


Riverside Cemetery

174-196 N Broadway St
Union City, Calhoun, Michigan
United States

Headstone Description

ALEXANDER C McCRARY (McCREERY) whose life record proved that success and an honorable name can be won simultaneously leaving his family at his death a handsome competence and an untarnished record was a native of the Empire state his birth having occurred on the 9th of March 1815 in Hector New York which was then in Tompkins county.
His grandparents were Alexander and Eunice Armstrong McCrary the former a native of Cayuga county and the latter of Orange county New York Their last days were spent in Hector township Schuyler county.
Their third child was Joseph McCrary whose birth occurred in Goshen Orange county October 24 1778 Having arrived at years of maturity he married Abigail Culver who was the first white child born in Bath township Steuben county New York her natal day being January 13 1795 She was a daughter of Phineas and Phebe Bréese Culver the former a native of New England while the latter was born in the Empire state Her father died in Hector Schuyler county and Mrs Culver passed away in Chicago Following their marriage Mr and Mrs Joseph McCrary began their domestic life in Hector township Schuyler county where they resided until 1836 when they sought a home in Michigan locating in Henrietta Jackson county There they spent their remaining days the father passing away on the 14th of February 1856 while his wife died on the 18th of February 1863 They had twelve children Phineas C, Alexander G, John B, Elias R, Polly A, George W, Phebe A, Andrew J, Lawrence H, James N, Harriet and Mary J, while one son Joseph died in infancy all the others however reaching the age of maturity.
Alexander C McCrary spent his early youth in the state of his nativity and when but a lad began earning his living owing to financial reverses which his father sustained He worked at any pursuit that would yield him a sufficient financial return to provide him with the necessities of life and remained in New York until twenty years of age when he came to the west removing from P enn Yan New York to Ann Arbor Michigan.
They had eight children who are recorded as follows Calvin enlisted in August 1862 in Company M Fifth Michigan Cavalry in which he became a non commissioned officer He was killed May 28 1864 at the battle of Cold Harbor being shot through the head and his remains were buried in the churchyard known as Salem s Church close by the battle field Adelaide lives at home and Adelphos died when ten years of age Marion became the wife of Edward Wirt Watkins of Sherwood township Leroy married Miss Alice B Moyer and resides in Union township Frank is a resident of Kansas City Missouri Laura A died when a babe of fourteen months and Clay is a resident of Union township.

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Life timeline of Alexander Coe McCRARY

Alexander Coe McCRARY was born on 9 Mar 1815
Alexander Coe McCRARY was 11 years old when The Erie Canal opens: Passage from Albany, New York to Lake Erie. The Erie Canal is a canal in New York, United States that is part of the east–west, cross-state route of the New York State Canal System. Originally, it ran 363 miles (584 km) from where Albany meets the Hudson River to where Buffalo meets Lake Erie. It was built to create a navigable water route from New York City and the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. When completed in 1825, it was the second longest canal in the world and greatly affected the development and economy of New York, New York City, and the United States.
Alexander Coe McCRARY was 17 years old when Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate his theory of evolution. Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors and, in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
Alexander Coe McCRARY was 25 years old when Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph. Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs. He was a co-developer of the Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.
Alexander Coe McCRARY was 44 years old when Petroleum is discovered in Titusville, Pennsylvania leading to the world's first commercially successful oil well. Petroleum is a naturally occurring, yellow-to-black liquid found in geological formations beneath the Earth's surface. It is commonly refined into various types of fuels. Components of petroleum are separated using a technique called fractional distillation, i.e. separation of a liquid mixture into fractions differing in boiling point by means of distillation, typically using a fractionating column.
Alexander Coe McCRARY was 48 years old when U.S. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring the freedom of all slaves in Confederate territory by January 1, 1863. Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
Alexander Coe McCRARY was 63 years old when Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
Alexander Coe McCRARY was 68 years old when Krakatoa begins to erupt; the volcano explodes three months later, killing more than 36,000 people. Krakatoa, or Krakatau, is a volcanic island situated in the Sunda Strait between the islands of Java and Sumatra in the Indonesian province of Lampung. The name is also used for the surrounding island group comprising the remnants of a much larger island of three volcanic peaks which was obliterated in a cataclysmic 1883 eruption.
Alexander Coe McCRARY died on 11 May 1898 at the age of 83
Grave record for Alexander Coe McCRARY (9 Mar 1815 - 11 May 1898), BillionGraves Record 226766 Union City, Calhoun, Michigan, United States