James Lafayette Alexander

1933–1996 (Age 62)
Houghton Lake, Roscommon, Michigan, United States

The Life of James Lafayette

When James Lafayette Alexander was born on 28 October 1933, his father, David A C Alexander, was 61 and his mother, Mabel Cadmus, was 34. He lived in Kalkaska, Michigan, United States in 1935 and Kalkaska Township, Kalkaska, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died in 1996, in Houghton Lake, Roscommon, Michigan, United States, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

David A C Alexander
1872–1949
Mabel Cadmus
1899–1969
Robert AC Alexander
1925–1988
Earl Alexander
1927–
Daisy Alexander
1930–
James Lafayette Alexander
1933–1996
Mstr Sgt Charles Alexander
1935–2004
Mabel Alexander
1938–

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(6)

  • Male1925–1988Male

  • Earl Alexander

    Male1927–Male

  • Daisy Alexander

    Female1930–Female

  • Male1933–1996Male

  • Mstr Sgt Charles Alexander

    Male1935–2004Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 2

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.
1935 · The Social Security Act

Age 2

This Act was created a basic right to a pension in old age, and insurance against unemployment.
1950

Age 17

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

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)

  • James Alexander in household of Dave Alexander, "United States Census, 1940"

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