Jean Erlene Alexander

1932–1974 (Age 42)
Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States

The Life of Jean Erlene

When Jean Erlene Alexander was born in 1932, in Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States, her father, Glenn Edwin Alexander, was 33 and her mother, Clara Maude Johnson, was 35. She lived in Elm Creek Township, Morris, Kansas, United States in 1940. She died on 10 October 1974, at the age of 42, and was buried in Lorena, Butler, Kansas, United States.

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Glenn Edwin Alexander
1899–1986
Clara Maude Johnson
1897–1986
Jean Erlene Alexander
1932–1974

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World Events (8)

1932

Age 0

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.
1938 · Electrification of Rural Kansas

Age 6

Power was supplied to rural Kansas, which had been hit hard by the depression, in March 1938. Many farmers could not afford the $5 hookups for electricity. As a result, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Rural Electrification Act which provided loans to farmers who wanted electricity. Brown County became the first to receive service.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 12

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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 (1)

  • Jean Earline Alexander in household of Glen E Alexander, "United States Census, 1940"

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