Jeanette B. Alexander

1863–1951 (Age 87)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Jeanette B.

When Jeanette B. Alexander was born on 24 April 1863, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Matthew W. Alexander, was 37 and her mother, Cecelia McChesney, was 36. She married Francis Scott Morrison about 1875, in Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Findley Township, Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880 and New Castle, Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States for about 40 years. She died on 14 January 1951, in Lawrence, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 87.

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Family Time Line

Jeanette B. Alexander
Francis Scott Morrison
Marriage: about 1875
Eva Bella Morrison
William Clinton Morrison
Floyd Leroy Morrison
Mathew Wylie Morrison

Spouse & Children

about 1875
Mercer, Pennsylvania, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Matthew W. Alexander


  • Cecelia McChesney




  • Benjamin Scott Alexander


  • Mary G. Alexander


  • James Lester Alexander


  • Esther Annie Alexander


  • Thomas Edward Alexander


+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 14

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.

Age 23

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • Janet Morrison, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jennette Morrison in household of Francis S Morrison, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jannette B Morrison in household of Frances S Morrison, "United States Census, 1910"

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