Alex Andrews

1883–1966 (Age 83)
Alleghany Township, Davidson, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Alex

When Alex Andrews was born in 1883, in Alleghany Township, Davidson, North Carolina, United States, his father, Freelin Andrews, was 28 and his mother, Nancy Fortner, was 24. He married Carrie Higgins on 1 February 1905, in Alleghany Township, Davidson, North Carolina, United States. He died in 1966, at the age of 83.

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Family Time Line

Alex Andrews
Carrie Higgins
Marriage: 1 February 1905

Spouse & Children

  • Male1883–1966Male

  • Carrie Higgins


1 February 1905
Alleghany Township, Davidson, North Carolina, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1855–1943Male

  • Nancy Fortner




World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 14

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 23

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

English: patronymic from the personal name Andrew . This is the usual southern English patronymic form, also found in Wales; the Scottish and northern English form is Anderson . In North America this name has absorbed numerous cases of the various European cognates and their derivatives. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (2)

  • Alex Huston Andrews, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"
  • Alex Andrews, "North Carolina Marriages, 1759-1979"

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