James Justin " Jay" Alexander

1922–1987 (Age 65)
Wilkes, North Carolina, United States

The Life of James Justin " Jay"

When James Justin " Jay" Alexander was born on 9 March 1922, in Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, his father, Gideon McCager Alexander, was 36 and his mother, Nora Eugenia Bauguess, was 33. He married Willie Mae Gentry on 5 April 1947. He lived in Rock Creek Township, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States in 1930. He died on 19 August 1987, in North Wilkesboro, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Liberty Grove Baptist Church, Wilkes, North Carolina, United States.

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James Justin " Jay" Alexander
1922–1987
Willie Mae Gentry
1923–2003
Marriage: 5 April 1947

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MARRIAGE
5 April 1947

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 1

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights

Age 1

Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.
1941

Age 19

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • James J Alexander in household of Mccager Alexander, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James Justin Alexander, "North Carolina Deaths, 1931-1994"

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