Jean Ann Alexander

1892–1965 (Age 73)
Tamlaght Clanabogan County Tyrone, Northern Ireland

The Life of Jean Ann

When Jean Ann Alexander was born on 22 February 1892, her father, Samuel Alexander, was 35 and her mother, Elizabeth Anderson, was 24. She married Ernest Colhoun on 25 March 1921, in Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Clanabogan, County Tyrone, Ireland in 1901 and Tamlaght, County Tyrone, Ireland in 1911. She died on 2 November 1965, in Bangor, County Down, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, at the age of 73, and was buried in Castlederg, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Jean Ann Alexander
Ernest Colhoun
Marriage: 25 March 1921
Elizabeth Marguerite Colhoun
Florence Valencia Colhoun
Evelyn Colhoun

Spouse & Children

25 March 1921
Omagh, County Tyrone, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom


Parents & Siblings

  • Samuel Alexander


  • Elizabeth Anderson




  • Female1892–1965Female

  • David Alexander


  • James Elmore Alexander


  • Elizabeth Amelia Alexander


  • Florence Rebecca Alexander


World Events (7)


Age 16

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.

Age 22

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.

Age 27

Irish War of Independence against Britain ending in the Anglo Irish Treaty.

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)

  • Jane Anne Alexander in household of Samuel Alexander, "Ireland Census, 1901"
  • Jane Ann Alexander in household of David Alexander, "Ireland Census, 1911"
  • Birth Certificate

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