Samuel Henry Alexander

13 December 1839–10 October 1908 (Age 68)
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England

The Life Summary of Samuel Henry

When Samuel Henry Alexander was born on 13 December 1839, in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, his father, Joseph Alexander, was 34 and his mother, Syndonia Higgs, was 35. He married Rosella Bates on 8 October 1863, in Midway, Wasatch, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. He lived in Kanosh, Millard, Utah, United States in 1870 and Deseret, Millard, Utah, United States in 1880. He died on 10 October 1908, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Millcreek Cemetery, Millcreek, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Henry Alexander
1839–1908
Alice Smith
1853–1937
Marriage: 24 February 1873
James Andrew Latham Alexander
1871–1937
Anna Geneva Alexander
1875–1942
George William Alexander
1877–1943
Sara Ellen Alexander
1879–1890
Bertha Higgs Alexander
1883–1965
Edna Smith Alexander
1886–1965
Samuel Henry Alexander
1891–1908
Katherine Alexander
1893–1968
Grace May Alexander
1895–1969

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 February 1873Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 7
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 15
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    1863
    Age 24
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish, English, German, and Dutch: 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 (c. 250–326 AD ), 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 patronymics, for example McAllister . Alexander is a common personal name in Scotland, often representing an Anglicized form of the Gaelic name. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Spanish Alejandro , Italian Alessandro , Arabic or Assyrian/Chaldean Iskandar and Iskander , and their derivatives, e.g. Greek patronymic Alexandropoulos.Jewish: from the adopted personal name Alexander (see 1 above) or shortened from the eastern Ashkenazic (originally Slavic) patronymics Aleksandrovich or Alexandrowicz.History: A number of Scotch-Irish families of this name landed at New York in the early 18th century. By 1746, six of them were established in NC. Others came in through Philadelphia, for example Archibald Alexander, who came from Londonderry in northern Ireland in 1736 and established himself in VA. — The Revolutionary general William Alexander (1726–83) was always known as ‘Lord Sterling’ to his compatriots, although his claim to the title was denied by the College of Arms in London. His father, James Alexander, was a Jacobite who had fled to New York after the failure of the Jacobite rising in 1715. The claim to the title arose in connection with their ancestor Sir William Alexander, a courtier and poet at the court of King James VI of Scotland (James I of England), who created him Earl of Stirling in 1633.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Aleck
    Alejandro
    Iskandar
    McAllister
    Alexandre
    Aleksanyan
    Alexandra
    Alley
    Alessandro
    Alexandrou
    Axelrod
    Chandy
    Aleksandrov
    Allick

    Sources (51)

    • Saml Alexander, "United States Census, 1870"
    • S H Alexander in entry for S H Alexander and May Viola Pederson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • Samuel Henry Alexander in entry for Edna Smith Alexander Fletcher, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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