Jean Alexander

1922–1995 (Age 73)
Hillier, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Jean

When Jean Alexander was born on 17 May 1922, in Hillier, Prince Edward, Ontario, Canada, her father, William John Alexander, was 28 and her mother, Rhoda Goodmurphy, was 19. She died in November 1995, in her hometown, at the age of 73.

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Family Time Line

William John Alexander
1893–
Rhoda Goodmurphy
1902–1998
Jean Alexander
1922–1995

Parents & Siblings

  • William John Alexander

    Male1893–Male

  • Female1902–1998Female

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World Events (3)

1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 12

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.
1943 · Conservative Party Wins Ontario Election

Age 21

George A. Drew was the leader of the Progressive Conservative Party. In 1943, they won the Ontario election.
1982

Age 60

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.

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