Charles Wells Alexander

26 December 1879–28 March 1967 (Age 87)
Branch, Camden, Missouri, United States

The Life of Charles Wells

When Charles Wells Alexander was born on 26 December 1879, in Branch, Camden, Missouri, United States, his father, Robert Alexander, was 46 and his mother, Adeline Wells, was 32. He married Julia Appling on 28 January 1903, in New Florence, Montgomery, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States in 1930 and West Spokane Township, Spokane, Washington, United States in 1940. He died on 28 March 1967, in Cheney, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Charles Wells Alexander
Julia Appling
Marriage: 28 January 1903
Ruth Bernice Alexander
Charles Hugh Alexander
Mary Adeline Alexander
Bessie Mae Alexander
Joseph P Alexander
Elizabeth Julie Alexander
William King Alexander
David Alexander

Spouse and Children

28 January 1903
New Florence, Montgomery, Missouri, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    Robert Alexander


    Adeline Wells





    William K. Alexander


    Dudley Wells Alexander



    James Thomas Alexander


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

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.
1889 · Washington Becomes a State

Age 10

On November 11, 1889, Washington Territory became Washington State the 42nd state to enter the Union. The state was named in honor of George Washington.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 23

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

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)

  • Charles W Alexander in household of Robert Alexander, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Charles W Alexander, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charles W Alexander, "United States Census, 1940"

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