1907–1997 (Age 89) Fredericton Junction, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada
The Life of Jean Amanda
When Jean Amanda Alexander was born on 3 April 1907, in Fredericton Junction, Sunbury, New Brunswick, Canada, her father, Sterling Lauderdale Alexander, was 31 and her mother, Amanda FitzAllen Miller, was 33. She married William Lloyd Trafton on 20 June 1931, in South Ridge, Aberdeen, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada. She died on 18 February 1997, in Saint John, St. John, New Brunswick, Canada, at the age of 89.
August 20, 1937, the Miramichi lumber strike took place. Over 1,500 millworkers and longshoremen struck 14 lumber firms for wage increases.
1955 · Recorder Low Temperature
In 1955, New Brunswick broke the record with a freezing temperature of -47.2° C, in Sisson Dam
Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.
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.