Jean Anderson Coul Alexander

1893–1977 (Age 84)
St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Jean Anderson Coul

When Jean Anderson Coul Alexander was born on 30 April 1893, in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Walter Alexander, was 33 and her mother, Mary Anderson Caird, was 32. She married Robert Brown Smith on 16 July 1915, in Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 4 May 1977, in Baltimore, Maryland, United States, at the age of 84.

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Jean Anderson Coul Alexander
Robert Brown Smith
Marriage: 16 July 1915
Elizabeth Mary Smith
Margaret Brown Smith

Spouse & Children

16 July 1915
Arbroath, Angus, Scotland, United Kingdom


Parents & Siblings

  • Walter Alexander


  • Mary Anderson Caird




World Events (8)

1907 · Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Tower Built

Age 14

Construction on the Emerson Bromo-Seltzer Clock Tower started in 1907 and was completed in 1911. It was the tallest building in Baltimore until 1923. Joseph Evans Sperry was the architect. The tower took 5 years to build, has 15 floors, and is 289 feet tall.

Age 15

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1916 · German U-boat in Baltimore

Age 23

On July 9, 1916, an unarmed merchant u-boat docked in Baltimore. It was loaded with 750 of cargo and seeking to trade. It would later go on to sink many of the Allied ships.

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.

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