Dora Bell Alexander

1881–1953 (Age 72)
Conecuh, Alabama, United States

The Life of Dora Bell

When Dora Bell Alexander was born on 3 March 1881, in Conecuh, Alabama, United States, her father, James Alexander, was 35 and her mother, Mary Alice Brown, was 30. She married John Daniel Hartley on 25 June 1904, in Conecuh, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Election Precinct 8 Jamestown, Conecuh, Alabama, United States in 1900 and McKenzie, Butler, Alabama, United States in 1910. She died in October 1953, in New Orleans, Orleans, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Mobile, Mobile, Alabama, United States.

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John Daniel Hartley
Dora Bell Alexander
Marriage: 25 June 1904
Leroy Hartley
John T Hartley
Pauline Hartley

Spouse and Children

25 June 1904
Conecuh, Alabama, United States


    Leroy Hartley


    John T Hartley


    Pauline Hartley


Parents and Siblings


    Mary Alice Brown




+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Age 18

Historical Boundaries - 1899: Butler, Alabama, United States
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 19

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Dora B Hartley in household of John D Hartley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Dora B Alexander in household of James Alexander, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Dora Belle Alexander in entry for John Thomas Hartley and Doris Belle Pierre, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"

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