William Bellamy Alexander

29 March 1902–20 October 1970 (Age 68)
Russell, Alabama, United States

The Life of William Bellamy

When William Bellamy Alexander was born on 29 March 1902, in Russell, Alabama, United States, his father, James Cantey Alexander, was 44 and his mother, Mary Martha Cantey, was 30. He married Alice Logan Munroe on 26 November 1929, in Gadsden, Florida, United States. He lived in Columbus, Muscogee, Georgia, United States for about 10 years and Gadsden, Florida, United States in 1930. He died on 20 October 1970, in DeKalb, Georgia, United States, at the age of 68.

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Family Time Line

William Bellamy Alexander
1902–1970
Alice Logan Munroe
1908–
Marriage: 26 November 1929

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 November 1929
Gadsden, Florida, United States

Parents and Siblings

    James Cantey Alexander

    Male1858–1932Male

    Female1871–1969Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 11

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.
1920

Age 18

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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)

  • William Alexander in household of James C Alexander, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William B Alexander in household of James Alexander, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William B Alexander, "United States Census, 1930"

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