John Quincy Adams Alexander

13 February 1839–26 February 1899 (Age 60)
Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of John Quincy Adams

When John Quincy Adams Alexander was born on 13 February 1839, in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States, his father, Randolph Alexander, was 36 and his mother, Myrza Nix Alexander, was 23. He married Esther Amelia Russell on 8 November 1862, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 26 February 1899, in Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Maeser Fairview Cemetery, Vernal, Uintah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Quincy Adams Alexander
1839–1899
Esther Amelia Russell
1845–1911
Marriage: 8 November 1862
John Quincy Adams Alexander II
1864–1945
Thomas S Alexander
1878–
Margaret Elizabeth Alexander
Esther Arabella Alexander
1866–1922
Sarah Ellen Alexander
1867–
Charles Randall Alexander
1871–1951
Samantha Jane Alexander
1873–1959
Moroni Woodruff Alexander
1876–1939
Myrza Alexander
1877–1880
David Franklin Alexander
1877–1898
William Warren Alexander
1880–1954

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 November 1862Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (17)

    +12 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.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 9
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
    Age 17
    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    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

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    Alejandro
    Iskandar
    McAllister
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    Chandy
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    Story Highlight

    Myrza Alexander Alexander; Pioneer Mother and wife.

    Myrza Alexander was the daughter of Jonathan and Tabitha Nix Alexander. She was born on the 20th of September 1815. Some of her known siblings were; a brother (not to be confused with her husband, by …

    Sources (24)

    • Quince Alexander in entry for Ester Aurilla Mitchell, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • John Q A Alexander in household of Randolf Alexander, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Quince Alexander in entry for Ester Avrilla Mitchell, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1956"

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