Louise Mable Alexander

3 September 1909–21 June 1985 (Age 75)
Minnesota, United States

The Life of Louise Mable

When Louise Mable Alexander was born on 3 September 1909, in Minnesota, United States, her father, Charles Alexander, was 39 and her mother, Effie Elizabeth Warren, was 39. She married Melvin McGiffin Cheney on 8 June 1935, in Pope, Minnesota, United States. She lived in Lake Johanna Township, Pope, Minnesota, United States in 1920 and Roundup, Musselshell, Montana, United States in 1935. She died on 21 June 1985, in San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 75.

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Melvin McGiffin Cheney
Louise Mable Alexander
Marriage: 8 June 1935

Spouse and Children

8 June 1935
Pope, Minnesota, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Alexander


    Effie Elizabeth Warren




    Warren Charles Alexander


    William Russell Alexander


    Ruth Beverly Alexander




World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1910 · Angel Island Serves Immigrants

Age 1

Angel Island served as a western entry point for hundreds of thousands of U.S. immigrants, mainly from China, from 1910 to 1940.

Age 20

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.

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)

  • Louise M Cheney in household of Melvin Cheney, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Louise Alexander in household of Chas Alexander, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Louise M Alexander in household of Charles Alexander, "United States Census, 1910"

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