James J. Alexander

1916–1986 (Age 69)
Harrison Township, Perry, Ohio, United States

The Life of James J.

When James J. Alexander was born on 26 April 1916, in Harrison Township, Perry, Ohio, United States, his father, George Alexander, was 25 and his mother, Ruby Juanita Young, was 20. He married Anna Kathryn Brison on 30 June 1938, in Newport, Campbell, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 22 January 1986, in Gainesville, Alachua, Florida, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Gainesville, Alachua, Florida, United States.

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Family Time Line

James J. Alexander
Anna Kathryn Brison
Marriage: 30 June 1938
John Robert Alexander
Scott Alexander Brown

Spouse & Children

  • Male1916–1986Male

  • Anna Kathryn Brison


30 June 1938
Newport, Campbell, Kentucky, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • George Alexander


  • Female1895–1957Female



World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · Joining the First World War

Age 1

Starting with the sinking of the RMS Lusitania, which killed 128 American citizens, and many other conflicts with trade from Germany. Congress held a special meeting that resulted in The United States declaring war on Germany. Formally entering the First World War.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 19

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

  • James Alexander in household of Jeptha D Young, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James Alexander, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James J Alexander, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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