Mary Linna Alexander

1 March 1883–12 March 1922 (Age 39)
Downieville, Sierra, California, United States

The Life Summary of Mary Linna

When Mary Linna Alexander was born on 1 March 1883, in Downieville, Sierra, California, United States, her father, Joseph Dryden Alexander, was 43 and her mother, Mary Mahala Hardy, was 34. She married William Luther Erwin Jr on 21 July 1904, in Downieville, Sierra, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. She lived in Howland Flat, Sierra, California, United States in 1910 and Oakland, Alameda, California, United States in 1920. She died on 12 March 1922, in Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Masonic Lawn Cemetery, Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Luther Erwin Jr
1877–1935
Mary Linna Alexander
1883–1922
Marriage: 21 July 1904
Leland K Erwin
1908–1997
Wilma Leslie Erwin
1911–1993
Mildred Esther Erwin
1914–1996
Margaret R. Erwin
1914–2009

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 July 1904Downieville, Sierra, California, United States
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1886
    Age 3
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
    1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station
    Age 8
    Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 13
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish, English, German, and Dutch: 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 (c. 250–326 AD ), 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 patronymics, for example McAllister . Alexander is a common personal name in Scotland, often representing an Anglicized form of the Gaelic name. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Spanish Alejandro , Italian Alessandro , Arabic or Assyrian/Chaldean Iskandar and Iskander , and their derivatives, e.g. Greek patronymic Alexandropoulos.Jewish: from the adopted personal name Alexander (see 1 above) or shortened from the eastern Ashkenazic (originally Slavic) patronymics Aleksandrovich or Alexandrowicz.History: A number of Scotch-Irish families of this name landed at New York in the early 18th century. By 1746, six of them were established in NC. Others came in through Philadelphia, for example Archibald Alexander, who came from Londonderry in northern Ireland in 1736 and established himself in VA. — The Revolutionary general William Alexander (1726–83) was always known as ‘Lord Sterling’ to his compatriots, although his claim to the title was denied by the College of Arms in London. His father, James Alexander, was a Jacobite who had fled to New York after the failure of the Jacobite rising in 1715. The claim to the title arose in connection with their ancestor Sir William Alexander, a courtier and poet at the court of King James VI of Scotland (James I of England), who created him Earl of Stirling in 1633.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Aleck
    Alejandro
    Iskandar
    McAllister
    Alexandre
    Aleksanyan
    Alexandra
    Alley
    Alessandro
    Alexandrou
    Axelrod
    Chandy
    Aleksandrov
    Allick

    Sources (9)

    • Alexande in entry for Erwin, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"
    • Mary L Alexander in household of Joseph Alexander, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Mary L Alexander, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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