James Jimmy Donald Alexander

1905–1972 (Age 67)
Whitney, Unity Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of James Jimmy Donald

When James Jimmy Donald Alexander was born on 24 July 1905, in Whitney, Unity Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Louis Alexander, was 27 and his mother, Mary McVee McDonald, was 21. He married Laura Enos Lusvardi about 1928, in Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He died on 3 August 1972, in Newport Beach, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

James Jimmy Donald Alexander
Laura Enos Lusvardi
Marriage: about 1928
Evelyn Emma Alexander

Spouse & Children

about 1928
Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Louis Alexander


  • Mary McVee McDonald




World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 1

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 18

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

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 Alexander, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James Donald Alexander in entry for Frank Gwinn White and Evelyn Emma Alexander, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • "United States Census, 1940," Evelyn Alexander in household of James Alexander, North Huntingdon Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States

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