Jean A. Alexander

1909–1975 (Age 65)
New York, United States

The Life of Jean A.

Jean A. Alexander was born on 1 October 1909, in New York, United States. She married Homer Augustus Pritchard on 16 January 1934, in Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States. She lived in Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1935 and Trumbull, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States in 1940. She died in August 1975, in Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States, at the age of 65.

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Jean A. Alexander
1909–1975
Homer Augustus Pritchard
1903–1971
Marriage: 16 January 1934

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
16 January 1934
Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States

World Events (8)

1911

Age 2

The Standard Oil Company had reached a point of almost complete monopoly, managing over 90% of oil flows in the United States. The Standard Oil Company of New Jersey was a large, integrated association that produced, transported, refined, and marketed the product. In 1911, the Supreme Court declared that the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey was in violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. As a result, it was split into 34 smaller companies.
1913 · Cleveland Museum of Art

Age 4

The Cleveland Museum of Art was founded as a trust from Hinman Hurlbut, John Huntington, and Horace Kelley. It is to be known as the fourth-wealthiest art museum in the United States. The museum opened its doors to the public on June 6, 1916, and is free to the public to come and enjoy the diverse collections inside. Today the museum can be found as the center piece of Wade Park and both are on the National Register of Historic Places.
1930 · The Tower City Center

Age 21

Originally known as the Cleveland Union Terminal, the Tower City Center was originally commissioned by the Van Sweringen brothers. At the time, it was the second-largest excavation project in the world after the Panama Canal. From 1930 until 1964, the 52-story Terminal Tower was the tallest building in North America outside of New York City.

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 (2)

  • Jean Pritchard in household of Homer Pritchard, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jean Alexander, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"

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