Nell Josephine Alexander

28 December 1892–15 September 1990 (Age 97)
Green City, Sullivan, Missouri, United States

The Life of Nell Josephine

When Nell Josephine Alexander was born on 28 December 1892, in Green City, Sullivan, Missouri, United States, her father, Thorton Thomas Alexander, was 38 and her mother, Emily Lavina "Emma" Huckins, was 30. She married Richard Fredrick Stahl on 31 December 1910, in Kirksville, Adair, Missouri, United States. She lived in Trenton, Grundy, Missouri, United States in 1900 and San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States for about 10 years. She died on 15 September 1990, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 97, and was buried in Odd Fellows Lawn Cemetery and Mausoleum, Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States.

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Richard Fredrick Stahl
Nell Josephine Alexander
Marriage: 31 December 1910

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31 December 1910
Kirksville, Adair, Missouri, United States

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World Events (8)

1893 · The World's Columbian Exposition

Age 1

The  Chicago World's Fair was held to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Christopher Columbus in the New World. The centerpiece of the Fair was a large water pool that represented Columbus's voyage across the Atlantic to the Americas. The Fair had a profound effect on new architecture designs, sanitation advancement, and the arts. The Fairgrounds were given the nickname the White City due to its lavish paint and materials used to construct it. Over 27 million people attended the fair during its six-month of operation. Among many of the inventions exhibited there was the first Ferris wheel built to rival the Eiffel Tower in France. 
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 26

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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)

  • Nelle Bybee in household of Ralph Bybee, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Nell J Bybee in household of Ralph W Bybee, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Nellie Stahl in household of Richard F Stahl, "United States Census, 1920"

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