Jeanette Alexander

1889–1982 (Age 93)
California, United States

The Life of Jeanette

When Jeanette Alexander was born on 8 February 1889, in California, United States, her father, Jules Alexander, was 29 and her mother, Rachel Knoch, was 19. She married Jesse Crim Worley on 23 June 1909, in Lassen, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Red Bluff, Tehama, California, United States in 1910 and Susanville, Lassen, California, United States for about 10 years. She died on 27 June 1982, in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States, at the age of 93, and was buried in Susanville Cemetery, Susanville, Lassen, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jeanette Alexander
Jesse Crim Worley
Marriage: 23 June 1909
Janis Andrea Worley
Jesse David Worley

Spouse & Children

23 June 1909
Lassen, California, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Jules Alexander


  • Rachel Knoch




World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 2

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 27

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Jennette Alexander in household of Julia Alexander, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jeanette A Warley in household of Jesse C Warley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jeanette A Worley in household of Jesse C Worley, "United States Census, 1920"

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