James Isaac Alexander

1895–1985 (Age 90)
Smithville, DeKalb, Tennessee, United States

The Life of James Isaac

When James Isaac Alexander was born on 2 June 1895, in Smithville, DeKalb, Tennessee, United States, his father, Matthew " Wash" Alexander, was 37 and his mother, Martha Honor Clark, was 29. He married Alton Mai Smith on 27 July 1914, in DeKalb, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Civil District 10, DeKalb, Tennessee, United States in 1920 and DeKalb, Tennessee, United States in 1930. He died on 13 July 1985, in Smithville, DeKalb, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Taylor Cemetery, DeKalb, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Isaac Alexander
Alton Mai Smith
Marriage: 27 July 1914
Isaac Alexandria
Ike Alexander
Leslie Brown Alexander
Mr. Alexander
Dorthy Alexander
James Alexander
Billy Alexander

Spouse & Children

27 July 1914
DeKalb, Tennessee, United States


  • Isaac Alexandria


  • Male1918–2014Male

  • Mr. Alexander


  • Dorthy Alexander


  • James Alexander


+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings

  • Matthew " Wash" Alexander


  • Female1865–1946Female



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 1

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.
1912 · Alabama Equal Suffrage Association Formed

Age 17

The Alabama Equal Suffrage Association was founded in Birmingham to fight for the voting rights of white women.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 24

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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)

  • Jim Alexandre, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James Alexander in household of Matthew Alexander, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jim Alexandria, "United States Census, 1920"

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