Margaret Emma Alexander

31 January 1862–22 November 1948 (Age 86)
Morgan, Ohio, United States

The Life of Margaret Emma

When Margaret Emma Alexander was born on 31 January 1862, in Morgan, Ohio, United States, her father, William Humphrey Alexander, was 25 and her mother, Elizabeth Jane Taylor, was 23. She married William Bert Yahn on 5 April 1888, in Perry, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. She lived in Union Township, Morgan, Ohio, United States in 1880 and Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. She died on 22 November 1948, in Muskingum, Ohio, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Zanesville, Muskingum, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Bert Yahn
Margaret Emma Alexander
Marriage: 5 April 1888
Leslie C Murphy
Gertrude A Yahn
Lydia A Yahn
Tina P Yahn
Pearl C Yahn
Clara Leota Yahn
Laverne Yahn
Nellie L Yahn

Spouse and Children

5 April 1888
Perry, Ohio, United States


    Leslie C Murphy


    Gertrude A Yahn


    Lydia A Yahn


    Tina P Yahn


    Pearl C Yahn


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Humphrey Alexander


    Elizabeth Jane Taylor




    Mary A Alexander



    Senia Alexander


    Isabelle D Alexander



+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 1

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Age 24

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Margaret Alexander in household of William Alexander, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Marget E Yahn in household of William B Yahn, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Margaret E Alexander in household of William H Alexander, "United States Census, 1880"

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