Emmett Patton Alexander

8 August 1881–29 March 1963 (Age 81)
Dawson Springs, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Emmett Patton

When Emmett Patton Alexander was born on 8 August 1881, in Dawson Springs, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States, his father, David Alexander, was 36 and his mother, Emily Cassandra Hunsaker, was 31. He lived in Magisterial District 3 Bucksnort, Caldwell, Kentucky, United States in 1900 and Magisterial District 3, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States in 1910. He died on 29 March 1963, in Dawson Springs, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Dawson Springs, Hopkins, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

David Alexander
1845–1931
Emily Cassandra Hunsaker
1849–1900
Andrew Marion Alexander
1875–1956
David Scobie Alexander
1877–1962
Peter Lucian Alexander
1879–1959
Emmett Patton Alexander
1881–1963
Emily Sarah Alexander
1884–1972
Luther Jefferson Alexander
1886–1979
Willie M. Alexander
1887–1887
Ethel Vera Alexander
1889–1966
Minnie Beatrice Alexander
1891–1971

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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
Age 1
A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1892 · The Radio is invented
Age 11
Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor
Age 22
A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

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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Mc Allister
Alejandro
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Sand
Sandel
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Sources (4)

  • Emmet P Alexander in household of David Alexander, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Emmet P Alexander in household of David Alexander, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Emmett Alexander, "Kentucky Death Records, 1911-1965"

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