Elias "Ely" Alexander

1862–
Brooklin, Whitby, Durham, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Elias "Ely"

When Elias "Ely" Alexander was born in 1862, in Brooklin, Whitby, Durham, Ontario, Canada, his father, Albert Gale Alexander, was 44 and his mother, Anabel Catherine Way, was 34.

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Family Time Line

Albert Gale Alexander
1818–1911
Anabel Catherine Way
1828–1896
Thorton Thomas Alexander
1854–1939
Judge Albert R. Alexander
1859–1966
Elias "Ely" Alexander
1862–
Eli Newton Alexander
1867–
Bidwell Way Alexander
1872–1971

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World Events (7)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 5

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.
1869

Age 7

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1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 44

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

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 (2)

  • Elias Alexander in household of Albert Alexander, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ely Alexander, "Canada Census, 1891"

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