James Parker Alexander

12 August 1852–21 September 1932 (Age 80)
Preston Candover, Hampshire, England

The Life Summary of James Parker

When James Parker Alexander was born on 12 August 1852, in Preston Candover, Hampshire, England, his father, George Alexander, was 34 and his mother, Eliza Payne, was 34. He married Mary Ann Molly Baker on 30 September 1878, in Union, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He immigrated to Utah Territory, United States in 1854 and lived in Clearfield, Davis, Utah, United States in 1900. He died on 21 September 1932, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Murray Cemetery, Murray, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Parker Alexander
1852–1932
Mary Ann Molly Baker
1861–1932
Marriage: 30 September 1878
Alexander
1879–
Mable Alexander
1881–1882
Alice Matilda Alexander
1882–1959
James Emmett Alexander
1884–

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World Events (8)

1863
Age 11
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg
Age 11
The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
Age 23
In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

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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Alessandro
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Sources (17)

  • Joseph Alexander, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Alexander, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James Alexander, "United States Census, 1920"

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