Able Alexander

8 January 1821–30 August 1897 (Age 76)
Calne, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Able

When Able Alexander was born on 8 January 1821, in Calne, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Henry Alexander, was 43 and his mother, Mary Dolman, was 31. He married Sarah Alexander on 2 December 1845, in Blackland, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 30 August 1897, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Bountiful Memorial Park, Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Able Alexander
1821–1897
Sarah Alexander
1815–1875
Marriage: 2 December 1845
Emma Alexander
1846–1922
Edna Alexander
1851–1853

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 December 1845Blackland, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children

    (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1823
    Age 2
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
    1838
    Age 17
    EARLIEST RECORDED MARKER: William C Brown BIRTH 1838 DEATH 1838 (aged less–than 1 year) BURIAL Bountiful Memorial Park Bountiful, Davis County, Utah, USA Show Map MEMORIAL ID 99780931 · View Source
    1843
    Age 22
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    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

    Alley
    Aleck
    Alejandro
    Alessandro
    Alexandrou
    McAllister
    Alexandre
    Aleksanyan
    Alexandra
    Aleksandrov

    Story Highlight

    Abel Alexander

    BIOGRAPHY: ABEL ALEXANDER BIRTHDATE:08 Jan 1822 Calne, Wiltshire, England DEATH:30 Aug 1897 Woods Cross, Davis, Utah PARENTS:Henry Alexander & Mary Dolman Alexander PIONEER:26 Oct 1864 William Hyde W …

    Sources (17)

    • Abel Alexander in household of Stephen Stiles, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Able Alexandra in entry for Emma Alexandra Moss, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"
    • Abel Alexander, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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