Joseph Baskerville Alexander

Male21 November 1886–25 November 1936

Brief Life History of Joseph Baskerville

When Joseph Baskerville Alexander was born on 21 November 1886, in Marion, Cassia, Idaho, United States, his father, John Alexander, was 52 and his mother, Mary Ann Baskerville, was 41. He married Ada Shaw on 10 December 1913, in Davis, Utah, United States. He lived in Oakley, Cassia, Idaho, United States in 1900. His occupation is listed as rancher in Burley, Cassia, Idaho, United States. He died on 25 November 1936, in Burley, Cassia, Idaho, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Marion Cemetery, Cassia, Idaho, United States.

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Joseph Baskerville Alexander
Ada Shaw
Marriage: 10 December 1913

Sources (18)

  • Joseph B Alexander in household of Mary B Alexander, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Joseph Baskerville Alexander - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Joseph Alexander
  • Joseph B Alexander, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 December 1913Davis, Utah, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    EARLIEST KNOWN BURIAL: Horace Ramah Pickett BIRTH 16 Feb 1888 Marion, Cassia County, Idaho, USA DEATH 2 Mar 1889 (aged 1) Cassia County, Idaho, USA BURIAL Marion Cemetery Marion, Cassia County, Idaho, USA PLOT Blk 22 Lot 7 MEMORIAL ID 58760843


    Age 4

    Idaho is the 43rd state.

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 14

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    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.

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