Ada Samantha Alexander

7 February 1877–28 December 1954 (Age 77)
Texas, United States

The Life of Ada Samantha

When Ada Samantha Alexander was born on 7 February 1877, in Texas, United States, her father, John Benjamin "Babe" Alexander, was 31 and her mother, Almedia M. Endsley, was 28. She had at least 4 sons and 6 daughters with James Franklin Taylor. She lived in Justice Precinct 1, Young, Texas, United States in 1910 and Bear Creek Township, Sevier, Arkansas, United States in 1920. She died on 28 December 1954, in Arkansas, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

James Franklin Taylor
Ada Samantha Alexander
John Elmer Taylor
Sherman Lee Taylor
Ernest Taylor
Maude May Taylor
Bertie Taylor
Gertie Tayler
Vernon Taylor
Bonnie Taylor
Connie Taylor
Meta Lee Tayler

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+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Lenora E. Alexander


    James Martin Alexander


    Mary Alexander




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 4

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • Ada Taylor in household of James F Taylor, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ada Taylor in household of Jim F Taylor, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ada Tayler in household of James Tayler, "United States Census, 1920"

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