Carl Leroy Alexander

Male21 January 1919–5 August 1932

Brief Life History of Carl Leroy

When Carl Leroy Alexander was born on 21 January 1919, in Kansas, United States, his father, Charles Marion Alexander, was 34 and his mother, Lottie Leona Humrich, was 35. He died on 5 August 1932, in Norcatur, Decatur, Kansas, United States, at the age of 13, and was buried in Norcatur, Decatur, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Marion Alexander
1884–1939
Lottie Leona Humrich
1883–1967
Leona P. Alexander
1907–
Harold M. Alexander
1908–1994
Floid Shelby Alexander
1910–2004
Vada Caroline Alexander
1913–1993
Carl Leroy Alexander
1919–1932

Sources (5)

  • Carl L Alexander in household of Charles M Alexander, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Carl L. Alexander - Published information: Cemetery record or headstone: birth: 21 January 1919; Kansas, United States
  • Carl LeRoy Alexander, "Find A Grave Index"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (5)

World Events (8)

1920

Age 1

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

1920

Age 1

Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.

1927

Age 8

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

Name Meaning

Scottish, English, German, and Dutch: 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 (c. 250–326 AD ), 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 patronymics, for example McAllister . Alexander is a common personal name in Scotland, often representing an Anglicized form of the Gaelic name. In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Spanish Alejandro , Italian Alessandro , Arabic or Assyrian/Chaldean Iskandar and Iskander , and their derivatives, e.g. Greek patronymic Alexandropoulos.

Jewish: from the adopted personal name Alexander (see 1 above) or shortened from the eastern Ashkenazic (originally Slavic) patronymics Aleksandrovich or Alexandrowicz.

History: A number of Scotch-Irish families of this name landed at New York in the early 18th century. By 1746, six of them were established in NC. Others came in through Philadelphia, for example Archibald Alexander, who came from Londonderry in northern Ireland in 1736 and established himself in VA. — The Revolutionary general William Alexander (1726–83) was always known as ‘Lord Sterling’ to his compatriots, although his claim to the title was denied by the College of Arms in London. His father, James Alexander, was a Jacobite who had fled to New York after the failure of the Jacobite rising in 1715. The claim to the title arose in connection with their ancestor Sir William Alexander, a courtier and poet at the court of King James VI of Scotland (James I of England), who created him Earl of Stirling in 1633.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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