Jean Hamilton Alexander

1885–1976 (Age 91)
Moundsville, Marshall, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Jean Hamilton

When Jean Hamilton Alexander was born on 27 May 1885, in Moundsville, Marshall, West Virginia, United States, her father, Walter Lowrie Alexander, was 27 and her mother, Emma Alberta Jackson, was 23. She immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1932 and lived in Pleasant Township, Hancock, Ohio, United States in 1910 and Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years. She died on 22 August 1976, in Ramsey, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

Walter Lowrie Alexander
1857–1940
Emma Alberta Jackson
1861–1948
Charles Kirkwood Alexander
1884–1923
Jean Hamilton Alexander
1885–1976
Walter A Alexander
1892–1973
James William Alexander
1898–

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World Events (8)

1886

Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1893 · The Minnesota State Flag

Age 8

The Flag of Minnesota was adopted on August 2 and consists of scenes from the seal of Minnesota. The flag has been modified over the years to be easier to manufacture.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 24

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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)

  • Jean H Alexander in household of Marcia Edwards, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jean H Alexander in household of Myrtle A Leslie, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Geana Alexander in household of Walter L Alexander, "United States Census, 1910"

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