Marion Fay Alexander

21 September 1897–21 February 1964 (Age 66)
Jacksontown, Wakefield, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of Marion Fay

When Marion Fay Alexander was born on 21 September 1897, in Jacksontown, Wakefield, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada, her father, David Franklin Alexander, was 32 and her mother, Harriet Estey, was 24. She lived in Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada for about 10 years. She died on 21 February 1964, in Woodstock, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada, at the age of 66, and was buried in Jacksontown, Wakefield, Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada.

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Family Time Line

David Franklin Alexander
1865–1951
Harriet Estey
1872–1919
Marion Fay Alexander
1897–1964
Frank Vere Alexander
1902–1982
Dorothy Estey Alexander
1902–
Mae Beatrice Alexander
1913–1995

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World Events (3)

1901 · Hartland Covered Bridge

Age 4

July 4, 1901, the Hartland covered bridge was finished. It spans across the Saint John River, making it the longest covered bridge. Until it was built, the only way across the river was by ferry.
1937 · Miramichi Strike

Age 40

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 58

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

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.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Marian F Alexander in household of David Alexander, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Marion Fay Alexander, "New Brunswick, Provincial Returns of Births and Late Registrations, 1810-1906"
  • Marian Alexander in household of David Alexander, "Canada Census, 1911"

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