James Lafayette Alexander

1901–1986 (Age 85)
Rocky River, Cabarrus, North Carolina, United States

The Life of James Lafayette

When James Lafayette Alexander was born on 22 February 1901, in Rocky River, Cabarrus, North Carolina, United States, his father, Johnathan Franklin Alexander, was 39 and his mother, Cora Eliza Stafford, was 29. He lived in Township 1 Harrisburg, Cabarrus, North Carolina, United States in 1910 and Concord, Cabarrus, North Carolina, United States in 1986. He died on 11 December 1986, in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Cabarrus, North Carolina, United States.

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James Lafayette Alexander
Annie Barbara Miller

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  • Johnathan Franklin Alexander


  • Female1872–1959Female



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World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 17

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

Age 26

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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 John F Alexander, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James L Alexander in household of John F Alexander, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jas Alexander in entry for James Ray Hooper and Nancy Anne Alexander, "North Carolina, County Marriages, 1762-1979 "

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