Ettie Matilda Alexander

8 September 1914–13 November 1979 (Age 65)
Baylor, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Ettie Matilda

When Ettie Matilda Alexander was born on 8 September 1914, in Baylor, Texas, United States, her father, Richard Marion Alexander, was 69 and her mother, Irene F. Page, was 41. She married LeRoy Mc Murtray on 11 November 1934, in Knox, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in McLennan, Texas, United States in 1935 and Justice Precinct 4, McLennan, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 13 November 1979, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Tarrant, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

LeRoy Mc Murtray
Ettie Matilda Alexander
Marriage: 11 November 1934
Wanda June Mcmurtray
Roy McMurtary
Carolyne Sue Mcmurtray

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 November 1934Knox, Texas, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
    Age 2
    Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
    1929 · The Great Depression Arrives
    Age 15
    Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
    Age 18
    Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Mc Allister

    Sources (6)

    • Pauline McMurtary in household of Leroy McMurtary, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Etta M Alexander in household of Pluchard M Alexander, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Pauline Alexander, "Texas, County Marriage Index, 1837-1977"

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