Charles Marsteller Alexander

21 November 1846–30 August 1935 (Age 88)
Charleston, Lee, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Charles Marsteller

When Charles Marsteller Alexander was born on 21 November 1846, in Charleston, Lee, Iowa, United States, his father, Henry Samuel Alexander, was 23 and his mother, Mary Virgina Marsteller, was 27. He married Lovisa Comstock Snyder on 26 December 1870, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States for about 30 years. He died on 30 August 1935, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Heber City Cemetery, Heber City, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Marsteller Alexander
1846–1935
Lovisa Comstock Snyder
1854–1913
Marriage: 26 December 1870
Mary Blanche Alexander
1873–1893
Sarah Luella Alexander
1876–1893
Caroline Alexander
1878–1977
Charles Snyder Alexander
1881–1882
Louis Snyder Alexander
1883–1963
Mabel Alexander
1886–1972
Guy Becker Alexander
1888–1917
Blaine H. Alexander
1895–1985
Nellie Alexander
1898–1920

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 December 1870Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1848 · Fire Destroys the Temple
    Age 2
    On October 9, 1848, an arsonists fire claimed everything but the outer walls of the Nauvoo Temple since the structure was made out of limestone and wood. It was meant to discourage the Saints that had fled to never come back.
    1863
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment
    Age 24
    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    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 (33)

    • Chas M Alexander, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Charles M. Alexander in entry for Nellie Alexander, "Arizona Deaths, 1870-1951"
    • Charles M Alexander in household of J Robert Price, "United States Census, 1930"

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