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Alexander Carruthers

Born: 9th June 1860
Died: 25th May 1930

Intro, Biographical Information, Notes etc:

Born in Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Died in Paddington, London.

Buried in Paddington Old Cemetery, Willesden Lane, Kilburn, Section IO plot 17750

Tom said ...

Does anyone have any biographical information? He was the author of the hymn 'We bless Thee, God and Father,  We joy before Thy face;'. I have a book of his poems, published privately 1931.

Monday, Apr 12, 2021 : 04:25
Nick Fleet said ...
Born 9 Jun 1860 Bothwell, Lanarkshire, Scotland. Died 25 May 1930 Paddington, London, England. His first wife, Fanny Kate Whiteing, died in 1895 and in 1897 he married Florence Arabella Lewis. They had 2 daughters (Eunice and Dora) and a son, Stephen. My mother was local with Dora (Burling) in Harrow. I remember her and he husband and their son Donald. Stephen was born in Milano, Italy, where Alexander had moved to become Professor of English. He helped translate the Darby Bible into Italian, along with E L Bevir. In the 1960s Stephen emigrated to New Zealand and lived there until his death in 2002, aged 98. In 1985 I met his daughter there, Kathy (Clist). Some years ago both she and her cousin Donald supplied me with some biographical details of their grandfather for Edwin Cross's 'More Spiritual Songsters'. Donald composed some hymn tunes which were published in 'The Little Flock Tune Book Supplement' in 1965. I met him again a few years ago at CRE.
Thursday, Apr 15, 2021 : 02:09
Lance said ...
Thank you Nick
That is greatly appreciated
Friday, Apr 16, 2021 : 15:57
Jeanne said ...
Precious-God is beyond great
Sunday, Aug 7, 2022 : 11:07
Hiereus said ...
From letters of Ed. L. Bevir from Valence:

August 30, 1901

‘The Italian news are (sic) interesting, Carruthers is a real help.’

December 28, 1901

‘We have got out a good pamphlet in Italian on the Mass written by Carruthers.’
Monday, Aug 8, 2022 : 20:40
Kathy Clist said ...
Hi, I am proud to be the grand daughter of Alexander Carruthers. Thank you for the comments from EL Bevir - they collaborated on a translation of the New Testament from Greek into Italian, and this version is still in use. As he died so long ago and long before I was born, I value any information I can glean about him.
Friday, Mar 3, 2023 : 11:49
Nick Fleet said ...
Hi Kathy,
Last week I was about 7 miles away from Paddington on business so I visited the Old Cemetery. Sadly, I couldn't find any headstone for Alexander in the IO section and I then forgot to look in section 3Z where Fanny (and I think an infant child) is buried. I'm going to double check the grave no. for Alexander and I'll visit again when I can.
Friday, Mar 3, 2023 : 18:29

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