Alexandra Fischer

1891–1944 (Age 53)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Alexandra

When Alexandra Fischer was born in 1891, in Illinois, United States, her father, Frank Fischer, was 31 and her mother, Adelaide Kanne, was 25. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Dr Joseph Francis Duane. She died on 23 January 1944, in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexandra Fischer
Dr Joseph Francis Duane
Valerie Duane
Thomas J Duane

Spouse & Children



  • Female1915–1982Female

  • Thomas J Duane


Parents & Siblings

  • Frank Fischer


  • Adelaide Kanne




  • Female1891–1944Female

  • Clarence George Fischer


World Events (8)

1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 1

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 15

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

German, Danish, and Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a fisherman, from Fisch + the agent suffix -er. This name is widespread throughout central and eastern Europe.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Alexa Duane in household of Joseph F Duane, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Alexa Duane in household of Joseph F Duane, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alexa F Duane in household of Joseph F Duane, "United States Census, 1940"

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