James Junior Alexander

1928–1970 (Age 42)
Cumberland, North Carolina, United States

The Life of James Junior

When James Junior Alexander was born on 6 January 1928, his father, James C Alexander, was 28 and his mother, Mamie Victoria Phillips, was 32. He registered for military service in 1946. He died on 8 April 1970, at the age of 42, and was buried in Lafayette Memorial Park, Fayetteville, Cumberland, North Carolina, United States.

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James Junior Alexander
1928–1970
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World Events (8)

1929

Age 1

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1931

Age 3

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1941

Age 13

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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 C Alexander Jr. in household of James C Alexander, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James J. Alexander, "Find A Grave Index"
  • James J Jr Alexander, "United States World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"

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