Paul Ray Alexander

17 June 1875–
Maryland, United States

The Life of Paul Ray

When Paul Ray Alexander was born on 17 June 1875, in Maryland, United States, his father, David Bingham Alexander, was 36 and his mother, Eunice Maria Ray, was 30. He lived in Winnebago, Winnebago, Illinois, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

David Bingham Alexander
1838–1905
Eunice Maria Ray
1845–1921
Claudia Ann Alexander
1871–1930
Paul Ray Alexander
1875–
Laura Ruth Alexander
1878–
Mary Helena Alexander
1883–
Jessie M Alexander
1885–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

    Claudia Ann Alexander

    Female1871–1930Female

    Male1875–Male

    Laura Ruth Alexander

    Female1878–Female

    Mary Helena Alexander

    Female1883–Female

    Jessie M Alexander

    Female1885–Female

World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 2

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 31

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)

  • Paul R Alexander in household of David B Alexander, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Paul R. Alexander, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Paul R. Alexander, "Michigan, Marriages, 1822-1995"

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