Ida Florence Alexander

9 February 1886–14 November 1958 (Age 72)
Howard, Indiana, United States

The Life of Ida Florence

When Ida Florence Alexander was born on 9 February 1886, in Howard, Indiana, United States, her father, John Alexander, was 37 and her mother, Susan Jackman, was 32. She married Sherman Hollingsworth on 7 April 1906, in Howard, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Taylor Township, Howard, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Center Township, Howard, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died on 14 November 1958, in Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Albright Cemetery, Kokomo, Howard, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sherman Hollingsworth
Ida Florence Alexander
Marriage: 7 April 1906
Fern Esther Hollingsworth
James Hollingsworth

Spouse and Children

7 April 1906
Howard, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Alexander


    Susan Jackman




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · Woman's Suffrage

Age 4

An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 20

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, German, Dutch; also found in many other cultures: from the personal name Alexander, classical Greek Alexandros, which probably originally meant ‘repulser of men (i.e. of the enemy)’, from alexein ‘to repel’ + andros, genitive of anēr ‘man’. Its popularity in the Middle Ages was due mainly to the Macedonian conqueror, Alexander the Great ( 356–323 bc )—or rather to the hero of the mythical versions of his exploits that gained currency in the so-called Alexander Romances. The name was also borne by various early Christian saints, including a patriarch of Alexandria ( ad c.250–326 ), whose main achievement was condemning the Arian heresy. The Gaelic form of the personal name is Alasdair, which has given rise to a number of Scottish and Irish patronymic surnames, for example Mc Allister . Alexander is a common forename in Scotland, often representing an Anglicized form of the Gaelic name. In North America the form Alexander has absorbed many cases of cognate names from other languages, for example Spanish Alejandro , Italian Alessandro , Greek Alexandropoulos, Russian Aleksandr, etc. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .) It has also been adopted as a Jewish name.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Ida F Alexander in household of John Alexander, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ida Holingsworth in household of Sherman Holingsworth, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ida Hollingsworth in household of Sherman Hollingsworth, "United States Census, 1940"

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