James John Alexander

1901–1955 (Age 54)
Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom

The Life of James John

When James John Alexander was born in 1901, in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, his father, James B. Alexander, was 37 and his mother, Annie Smith, was 37. He lived in Canton, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom in 1901. He died in 1955, in Cardiff, Glamorgan, Wales, United Kingdom, at the age of 54.

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Family Time Line

James B. Alexander
1864–
Annie Smith
1864–
Annie Eliza Alexander
1888–
Hannah Gladys Alexander
1890–
Robert Alexander
1890–
William Thomas Owen Alexander
1891–
Dorothy Alexander
1891–
Mary Millis Alexander
1894–
Annie Alexander
1894–
Charles Lawrence Alexander
1897–
James John Alexander
1901–1955
Joseph Alexander
1901–
John Alexander
1907–

Parents & Siblings

  • James B. Alexander

    Male1864–Male

  • Annie Smith

    Female1864–Female

siblings

(11)

  • Annie Eliza Alexander

    Female1888–Female

  • Hannah Gladys Alexander

    Female1890–Female

  • Robert Alexander

    Male1890–Male

  • William Thomas Owen Alexander

    Male1891–Male

  • Dorothy Alexander

    Female1891–Female

+6 More Children

World Events (3)

1908

Age 7

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1914

Age 13

Outbreak of World War I. UK enters hostilities against Germany. Grueling trench warfare in Belgium and France.
1925 · National Party (Plaid Cymru) Founded

Age 24

The Plaid Cymru, or the National Party, started out as a social movement against threats to the Welsh language and customs. It wasn’t until 1966 that the party had a seat in Parliament. 

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 J Alexander in household of James Alexander, "England and Wales Census, 1901"
  • James John Alexander, "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008"
  • James J Alexander, "England and Wales Death Registration Index 1837-2007"

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