James John Alexander

1891–1960 (Age 68)
Northfield, Rice, Minnesota, United States

The Life of James John

When James John Alexander was born on 19 October 1891, in Northfield, Rice, Minnesota, United States, his father, James Willis Alexander, was 28 and his mother, Frona Chamberlin, was 25. He married Vivian Elizabeth Stranahan on 1 October 1924, in Owatonna, Steele, Minnesota, United States. He lived in Northfield Township, Rice, Minnesota, United States in 1900. He died on 31 August 1960, in Orange, Orange, California, United States, at the age of 68.

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James John Alexander
1891–1960
Vivian Elizabeth Stranahan
1902–1999
Marriage: 1 October 1924

Spouse & Children

  • Male1891–1960Male

  • Vivian Elizabeth Stranahan

    Female1902–1999Female

MARRIAGE
1 October 1924
Owatonna, Steele, Minnesota, United States

Parents & Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

Age 2

The Flag of Minnesota was adopted on August 2 and consists of scenes from the seal of Minnesota. The flag has been modified over the years to be easier to manufacture.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 19

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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 (1)

  • James J Alexander in household of James W Alexander, "United States Census, 1900"

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