Willis Jasper Alexander

26 July 1866–26 May 1935 (Age 68)
Plainfield, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Willis Jasper

When Willis Jasper Alexander was born on 26 July 1866, in Plainfield, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Denis Benjamin Alexander, was 33 and his mother, Amanda E. Rogers, was 32. He married Ella Mae Jordon on 29 April 1893, in Plainfield, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in New Hampshire, United States in 1870 and Lebanon, Grafton, New Hampshire, United States in 1910. He died on 26 May 1935, in Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Blossom Hill Cemetery, Concord, Merrimack, New Hampshire, United States.

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Willis Jasper Alexander
Ella Mae Jordon
Marriage: 29 April 1893
Edith May Alexander
Villa Alexander
Vivian Alexander

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29 April 1893
Plainfield, Sullivan, New Hampshire, United States


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World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 2

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.

Age 20

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • Willie J Alexandrew, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Wil Alexander, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Wm Alexander in household of James W Dodge, "United States Census, 1870"

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