Jean A Alexander

1888–1968 (Age 79)
Wausau, Marathon, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Jean A

When Jean A Alexander was born on 24 July 1888, in Wausau, Marathon, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Hugh Alexander, was 36 and her mother, Mary Etta Minnie Malone, was 24. She married Edward P Gorman on 20 August 1912, in Wausau, Marathon, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 28 June 1968, at the age of 79, and was buried in Wausau, Marathon, Wisconsin, United States.

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Jean A Alexander
Edward P Gorman
Marriage: 20 August 1912
John Edward Gorman
David A Gorman

Spouse & Children

20 August 1912
Wausau, Marathon, Wisconsin, United States


  • John Edward Gorman


  • Male1916–1990Male

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+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1907 · Law Passed for Child Employment

Age 19

The maximum hours for children to work were set to 55 per week.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 21

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Jene Alexander in household of Hugh Alexander, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jean Alexander in household of Hugh Alexander, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jean Gorman in household of Edward P Gorman, "United States Census, 1920"

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