Charles Hamlin Alexander

22 July 1835–9 October 1912 (Age 77)
Cuyahoga Falls, Summit, Ohio, United States

The Life of Charles Hamlin

When Charles Hamlin Alexander was born on 22 July 1835, in Cuyahoga Falls, Summit, Ohio, United States, his father, John Alexander, was 24 and his mother, Courance H. Hamlin, was 19. He married Sara Katherine Rowe on 12 April 1860, in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Ravenna, Portage, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Deseret, Millard, Utah Territory, United States in 1880. He died on 9 October 1912, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Jo Daviess, Illinois, United States.

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Charles Hamlin Alexander
Sara Katherine Rowe
Marriage: 12 April 1860
Julia Estella Alexander
Fred Foss Alexander

Spouse and Children

12 April 1860
St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 1

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1837 · Chicago grows to a City

Age 2

Chicago switched over from a town to a city after many people sailed into the port there or traveled by foot to the fast growing area.
1857 · Oldest tobacco shop in the Country

Age 22

Iwan Ries and Company is one of the oldest family owned tobacco companies in North America and was originally owned by Edward Hoffman. Realizing that he could not run the company alone, Hoffman recruited his nephew, Iwan Ries to join him. The name of the Company changed from E. Hoffman and Co. when Edward Hoffman retired in 1898.

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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Sketch of the Lives of Jane Schofield Smith and Edward Gabbott and Family – Pioneers of 1848

Research made and material compiled by Edward’s granddaughters Emmaretta Gabott Brown and Angeline Gabbott McGhie, September 15th, 1937. Edited by Cathy Pearce Anderegg, great-great granddaughter, Sep …

Sources (3)

  • Charles Alexander, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Charles Alexander in household of John Alexander, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Charles Alexander, "United States Census, 1870"

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