James Knox Alexander

1923–2010 (Age 86)
Paris, Lamar, Texas, United States

The Life of James Knox

When James Knox Alexander was born on 11 November 1923, in Paris, Lamar, Texas, United States, his father, James Knox Alexander, was 33 and his mother, Edith Julia Colvard, was 32. He lived in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years. He died on 22 July 2010, in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, New Mexico, United States, at the age of 86.

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Family Time Line

James Knox Alexander
1923–2010
Catherine May Rushford
1924–2012

Spouse & Children

Parents & Siblings

  • James Knox Alexander

    Male1890–1937Male

  • Female1891–1975Female

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World Events (8)

1927

Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 6

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 24

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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 (2)

  • James Knox Alexander in household of Edith Alexander, "United States Census, 1940"
  • J Knox Alexander Jr. in household of J Knox Alexander, "United States Census, 1930"

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