James Lafayette ALEXANDER

1882–1967 (Age 84)
Michigan, United States

The Life of James Lafayette

When James Lafayette ALEXANDER was born on 11 August 1882, in Michigan, United States, his father, James L. Alexander, was 33 and his mother, Elizabeth Harvey, was 30. He married Myrtle B De Mott on 17 September 1902, in Mecosta, Mecosta, Michigan, United States. He lived in Pine Township, Montcalm, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Bushnell Township, Montcalm, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died in July 1967, in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Sheridan, Montcalm, Michigan, United States.

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James Lafayette ALEXANDER
Myrtle B De Mott
Marriage: 17 September 1902

Spouse & Children

17 September 1902
Mecosta, Mecosta, Michigan, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • James L. Alexander


  • Elizabeth Harvey




  • William R. Alexander


  • Male1872–1949Male

  • James R. L. Alexander


  • David A Alexander


  • Male1882–1967Male

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 5

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 24

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • James L Alexander in household of James Alexander, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Alexander, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James Alexander, "United States Census, 1940"

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