Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Alexander Eugene Muir (1917-1999)

Alexander Eugene Muir was born on 30 January 1917 in Seattle, Washington, to Alexander Muir and Bertha Cloren. His father worked as a fireman for the city fire department at the time of Alexander's birth. The family was enumerated in the 1920 as living at 643 97th Street. Alexander's father retired from the fire department later that year due to an injury and the family moved to Island County, Washington, some time before 1924.

When Alexander was 12 years old, his mother died from complications related to childbirth. The next year the Alexander, his father, and younger siblings moved back to Seattle. He father rejoined the fire department and the family lived at 347 West 53rd Street.

Alexander Eugene Muir married Minerva B. Hansen sometime before 1940. She was the daughter of Lars Hansen and Nancy J. Anderson and had been born in Alaska.  By 1940 Alexander had joined the U.S. Coast Guard and was stationed aboard the USCG Cutter Pulaski (WPC-149) and worked as a 3rd radioman. The cutter's home port was Coos Bay, Oregon. Alexander's wife lodged in nearby Marshfield. The couple had one known child over the course of their marriage.

USCGC Pulaski (WPC-149), circa 1935; photograph courtesy of U.S. Coast

By 1960 the family lived at 7744 18th Avenue SW and Alexander worked as a mechanic for United Air Lines.

Alexander Eugene Muir died on 2 November 1999 in Edmonds, Washington. His wife, Minerva, died two years later.

'USCGC Pulaski (WPC-149),' U.S. Coast Guard
1920 US Federal Census, Census Place: Seattle, King, Washington; Roll: T625_1926; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 99; Image: 234
1930 US Federal Census, Census Place: Seattle, King, Washington; Roll: 2494; Page: 15A; Enumeration District: 0044; Image: 350.0; FHL microfilm: 2342228
1940 US Federal Census, Census Place: Marshfield, Coos, Oregon; Roll: T627_3358; Page: 64A; Enumeration District: 6-7
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1958 Seattle WA (Alex E Muir and Minerva B Muir)
US, City Directories, 1822-1995, 1960 Seattle, WA (Alex E Muir and Minerva B Muir)
US, Obituary Daily Times Index, 1995-Current, 1999 Muir, Alex
US, Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, Number: 532-22-4087
US, Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, Number: 532-22-4087; Issue State: Washington; Issue Date: Before 1951
US, Washington Births, 1907-1919, 1917 Muir, Alexander Eugene
US, Washington Birth Records, 1870-1935, Muir, Alexander Eugene

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