Mary Alexander

10 December 1876–22 June 1951 (Age 74)
Fort Landing, Tyrrell, North Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Mary

When Mary Alexander was born on 10 December 1876, in Fort Landing, Tyrrell, North Carolina, United States, her father, John Midgett Alexander, was 25 and her mother, Lissia Basnight, was 26. She married Davis R Munden on 10 March 1892. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Elizabeth City, Pasquotank, North Carolina, British Colonial America in 1951. She died on 22 June 1951, in Elizabeth City, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Elizabeth City, Pasquotank, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Davis R Munden
Mary Alexander
Marriage: 10 March 1892
Lolla Frances Munden
Child Munden
Denmer Sylvester Munden
Archie Graham Munden
Loreen Munden
Leona Munden

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World Events (8)

1877 · Last Troops Leave
Age 1
In 1877, the last of the troops that were occupying North Carolina left.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 5
Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 20
A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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.

Possible Related Names

Mc Allister

Sources (25)

  • Mary Munden in household of Davis R Munden, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary A Munden in household of D R Munden, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Mary A Munden in household of Davis R Munden, "United States Census, 1940"

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