Eva Day Alexander

14 December 1900–13 February 1974 (Age 73)
Wilkes, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Eva Day

When Eva Day Alexander was born on 14 December 1900, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, her father, Cleveland Clifton Alexander, was 22 and her mother, Leyula Holbrook, was 22. She married Paul Sparks Martin on 3 May 1926. She lived in Walnut Grove Township, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States in 1910 and Elkin, Surry, North Carolina, United States in 1920. She died on 13 February 1974, at the age of 73.

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Paul Sparks Martin
1903–1974
Eva Day Alexander
1900–1974
Marriage: 3 May 1926

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 May 1926

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World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 18

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.
1920

Age 20

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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 (3)

  • Eva Alexander in household of Cleave C Alexander, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Eva Alexander in household of Cleveland Alexander, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Eva Day Alexander, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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