Jean Amanda Alexander

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.

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Family Time Line

Jean Amanda Alexander
William Lloyd Trafton
Marriage: 20 June 1931

Spouse & Children

20 June 1931
South Ridge, Aberdeen, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada

Parents & Siblings

  • Sterling Lauderdale Alexander


  • Amanda FitzAllen Miller




+1 More Child

World Events (4)

1937 · Miramichi Strike

Age 30

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

Age 48

In 1955, New Brunswick broke the record with a freezing temperature of -47.2° C, in Sisson Dam

Age 75

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.

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 (1)

  • Jean Amanda Alexander, "New Brunswick Provincial Marriages 1789-1950"

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