James K Alexander

1894–1978 (Age 84)
Vance, North Carolina, United States

The Life of James K

When James K Alexander was born on 9 January 1894, in Vance, North Carolina, United States, his father, Robert Kelly Alexander, was 33 and his mother, Sallie Johnson, was 18. He married Queenie Easter Basden on 19 September 1916, in Lenoir, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Vance Township, Lenoir, North Carolina, United States in 1910. He died on 6 February 1978, in Goldsboro, Wayne, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Red Hill, Duplin, North Carolina, United States.

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James K Alexander
Queenie Easter Basden
Marriage: 19 September 1916
Ada Mae Alexander
Rosa Bell Alexander
Robert Kelly Alexander

Spouse & Children

19 September 1916
Lenoir, North Carolina, United States


  • Ada Mae Alexander


  • Rosa Bell Alexander


  • Robert Kelly Alexander


Parents & Siblings

  • Robert Kelly Alexander


  • Sallie Johnson




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 3

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 22

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • James K Alexander, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James K Alexander in household of Robert W Alexander, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jas.K. Alexander in entry for Alexander, "South Carolina Deaths, 1915-1965"

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