Robert Nelvice Alexander

6 March 1926–1 January 2003 (Age 76)
Ripley, Lauderdale, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Robert Nelvice

When Robert Nelvice Alexander was born on 6 March 1926, in Ripley, Lauderdale, Tennessee, United States, his father, William McKinley Alexander, was 29 and his mother, Alma Earle Bryan, was 25. He married Lorraine Ivie Thompson on 29 September 1949, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Upland, San Bernardino, California, United States for about 5 years. He registered for military service in 1944. He died on 1 January 2003, in Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Bishop, Inyo, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Nelvice Alexander
1926–2003
Lorraine Ivie Thompson
1930–2008
Marriage: 29 September 1949

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 September 1949
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1927

Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 5

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 21

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, German, Dutch; also found in many other cultures: 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 ( ad c.250–326 ), 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 patronymic surnames, for example Mc Allister . Alexander is a common forename in Scotland, often representing an Anglicized form of the Gaelic name. In North America the form Alexander has absorbed many cases of cognate names from other languages, for example Spanish Alejandro , Italian Alessandro , Greek Alexandropoulos, Russian Aleksandr, etc. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .) It has also been adopted as a Jewish name.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Robert Nelvice Alexander, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Robert Nelvice Alexander, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Robert Alexander in household of William M Owen, "United States Census, 1940"

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