Alexander Linsky

M, #264, b. 17 June 1902, d. 22 July 1964
Alexander Linsky (1902-1964)
FatherGeorge Linsky b. a 1870
MotherAgnes Gretchen b. a 1876, d. 3 Apr 1957

Family 1

Marie Smith b. 5 January 1907, d. 1 March 1987

Family 2

Mary Kauset b. about 1902, d. 28 May 1982
Family BackgroundSmit and Nuijen Ancestry and Allied Families
Linsky (Plintauskas) Ancestry and Allied Families
ChartsDescendants of Evert Gerrits Nuijen
Descendants of George Linsky


     Alexander Linsky was born on Tuesday, 17 June 1902 in New Jersey.1,2,3 Alexander and Mary Kauset were married between 1926 and 1927.4,5 Alexander died at age 62 on Wednesday, 22 July 1964 at Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.4,2
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     Alexander may have been born in 1901.3
     His brother, Archie Linsky, died on 27 July 1915 in St. Joseph, Hartford County, Connecticut.6 On 29 January 1920 he appeared on the 1920 federal census in the household of his parents in Windsor Town, Hartford County, Connecticut.3 Alexander was in the U.S. Army and stationed at Fort Custer in Battle Creek, Calhoun County, Michigan, about June 1923.7
     On 23 April 1930 Alexander was enumerated as the head of the household at Hubbard St. in Glastonbury, Hartford County, Connecticut, in the federal census of 1 April 1930. His wife, Mary, also lived there at the time of the enumeration, along with their daughter, Mary. The family rented their home for $16 per month, and Alex worked as a soap maker at a soap factory.5 On 11 January 1937, while living at 12 Union St. in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, Alexander registered with the Social Security Administration. He was unemployed at the time.1 It appears that Alexander legally changed his name to Alexander Lindsey sometime after he registered for social security in 1937, although we have not yet found the legal record of this change.4 Alexander lived at 126 Capitol Avenue in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, in 1964.4
Last Edited23 Jul 2017


  1. [S1519] Alexander Linsky, SS no. 048-03-8602, 11 January 1937, Application for Account Number (Form SS-5), Social Security Administration, Baltimore, Maryland.
  2. [S1515] Alexander Linsky entry, no. 048-03-8602, Social Security Death Index, Family Search (Salt Lake City: Family History Library). The SSDI component of Family Search is drawn from the Social Security Death Benefits Index of the U.S. Social Security Administration. Hereinafter cited as SSDI.
  3. [S499] 1920 U.S. census, Hartford County, Connecticut, population schedule, Windsor Town, district 6, enumeration district 201, sheet 23B, dwelling 419, George Linsky household; image, Ancestry ( : accessed 12 January 2004); citing NARA microfilm publication T625, roll 180.
  4. [S1948] "Alexander Lindsey," obituary, The Hartford Courant, 23 July 1964, p. 4, col. 4; image copy,, ( accessed 15 July 2017); this URL is only available through paid subscription.
  5. [S1959] 1930 U.S. census, Hartford County, Connecticut, population schedule, Glastonbury, enumeration district 139, sheet 16A, dwelling 327, Alexander Lindsey household; image, Ancestry ( : accessed 18 October 2016); citing NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 262.
  6. [S1440] Ed Sedgwick (compiler), Connecticut Vital Records, Lithuanian Global Genealogical Society, online, Archie Linsky death record. Hereinafter cited as CT Vital Records.
  7. [S1960] Smith Family Traditions, T. L. Cunningham, compiler (MSS notes, c. 1970-2001; privately held by Cunningham, Seattle, Washington); military service of Alex Linsky, reported by Mary Ann (Smith) Grant, Alex's daughter, c. 1974. This is obviously not a story the informant would have known firsthand. As the informant told it, she learned this story from her great aunt, Annie (Smit) Longjohn, as the informant herself would have only been an infant when the information was apparently learned from Alex Linsky himself.
  8. [S9] Interview with Mary Ann (Smith) Grant (Kalamazoo, Michigan), by Compiler. Notes in possession of author (Seattle, Washington).