Wilma A Alexander

16 December 1921–27 October 2003 (Age 81)
Corning, Nemaha, Kansas, United States

The Life of Wilma A

When Wilma A Alexander was born on 16 December 1921, in Corning, Nemaha, Kansas, United States, her father, James Preston Alexander, was 27 and her mother, Minna D Beck, was 25. She lived in Soldier, Soldier Township, Jackson, Kansas, United States in 1935 and Houston, Harris, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 27 October 2003, in Kennewick, Benton, Washington, United States, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

James Preston Alexander
1894–1963
Minna D Beck
1896–1963
Velma Pearl Alexander
1920–1995
Wilma A Alexander
1921–2003
Betty Joanne Alexander
1936–2015

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World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1927 · Kansas Adopts a Flag

Age 6

The flag of the State of Kansas was adopted on September 24, 1927. The flag was designed by Hazel Avery in 1925.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 23

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

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)

  • Wilma Alexander in household of James Alexander, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Wilma A Alexander in household of James P Alexander, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Wilma A Clark, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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