Elizabeth Alexander

4 August 1850–14 July 1947 (Age 96)
Preston Candover, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Alexander was born on 4 August 1850, in Preston Candover, Hampshire, England, her father, George Alexander, was 32 and her mother, Eliza Payne, was 32. She married William Parker Jr. on 18 October 1869, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Hooper, Weber, Utah, United States for about 20 years and West Point Election Precinct, Davis, Utah, United States in 1940. She died on 14 July 1947, in West Point, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Hooper Cemetery, Hooper, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Parker Jr.
1845–1887
Elizabeth Alexander
1850–1947
Marriage: 18 October 1869
William George Parker
1870–1870
James Parker
1871–1871
Eliza Ann Parker
1872–1903
Maria Parker
1874–1966
Mary Edith Parker
1877–1973
William Gilbert Parker
1879–1970
Albert Alexander Parker
1881–1881
Elizabeth Lettitia Parker
1882–1883
Orson Pratt Parker
1887–1887

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 October 1869Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (3)

    World Events (8)

    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 4
    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 13
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.
    Age 26
    The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

    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 (22)

    • E Alexander in household of George Alexander, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Elizabeth Parker, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1941"
    • Elizabeth Alexander Parker, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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