James Jack Alexander

1933–1970 (Age 37)
Putnam, Florida, United States

The Life of James Jack

When James Jack Alexander was born on 4 August 1933, his father, James Floyd Alexander, was 28 and his mother, Mattie Ruth Brantley, was 22. He died on 25 August 1970, in Putnam, Florida, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Palatka Memorial Gardens, Palatka, Putnam, Florida, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Floyd Alexander
1905–1975
Mattie Ruth Brantley
1910–2003
Annie L Alexander
1928–1931
Josephine Alexander
1931–2019
James Jack Alexander
1933–1970

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(3)

  • Annie L Alexander

    Female1928–1931Female

  • Josephine Alexander

    Female1931–2019Female

  • Male1933–1970Male

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.
1941 · Florida Involvement in World War II

Age 8

Similar to the first World War, Florida's location and temperature served as an ideal location for military training; in fact, Florida would end up having 172 military installations. As a result of World War II growth, Camp Blanding became the fourth largest city in Florida, capable of housing over 55,000 soldiers. Many Floridians sacrificed their lives among other Americans to win the war; it's estimated that about 3,000 U.S. deaths were from Floridian troops.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 11

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 (3)

  • James Jack Alexander, "Find A Grave Index"
  • James Alexander, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • James Jack Alexander, "Florida Death Index, 1877-1998"

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