Chester Linden Alexander

22 February 1871–21 April 1954 (Age 83)
Martic Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Chester Linden

When Chester Linden Alexander was born on 22 February 1871, in Martic Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Samuel Alexander, was 22 and his mother, Jane Mayberry Hagen, was 23. He married Kathryn Ann Murphy on 13 January 1930, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. He died on 21 April 1954, in Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Mount Nebo United Methodist Church Cemetery, Pequea, Martic Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

Chester Linden Alexander
1871–1954
Kathryn Ann Murphy
1895–1986
Marriage: 13 January 1930

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
13 January 1930
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Samuel Alexander

    Male1848–1928Male

    Jane Mayberry Hagen

    Female1847–1924Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Modoc War

Age 1

Hostilities between Modoc Indians and white settlers resulted in the Modoc War during 1872-1873. A Modoc band of nearly 200 people, led by Captain Jack Kintpuash, was fleeing a forced relocation to a reservation occupied by their enemies, the Klamaths. The band had returned to their former land on Lost River, which now had white settlers occupying the area. The conflict erupted on November 29, 1872, when 40 troops were sent to move the Modocs back to the reservation. An argument erupted and shots were fired. Several were killed and the Modocs fled to “The Stronghold,” a large, cavernous lava bed. The holdout went on for months with several clashes. On April 11, 1873, General Edward Richard Sprigg Canby and Reverend Eleazar Thomas were killed by the Modocs during a negotiation. The Modocs lacked resources and supplies and eventually surrendered on July 4. In total, 2 Modocs and 71 enlisted military men lost their lives.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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.

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  • Chester S Alexander in household of Sam'L Alexander, "United States Census, 1880"

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