Jeanetta Wandalee Higginbottom

29 December 1923–2 December 2009 (Age 85)
Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Jeanetta Wandalee

When Jeanetta Wandalee Higginbottom was born on 29 December 1923, in Van Buren, Crawford, Arkansas, United States, her father, William Joseph Smith Higginbottom, was 26 and her mother, Maudie Leona Merrill, was 19. She married Donald Norman Alexander on 18 June 1943, in Yuma, Yuma, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 2 December 2009, in Riverside, Riverside, California, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Riverside, Riverside, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Donald Norman Alexander
Jeanetta Wandalee Higginbottom
Marriage: 18 June 1943
Jimmy Don Alexander

Spouse and Children

18 June 1943
Yuma, Yuma, Arizona, United States


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Age 11

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
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

Northern English: variant of Higginbotham .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jeanettia Higginbottom in household of Joe W Higginbottom, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jeannetta Wanda Lee Alexander, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Higgenbottom in entry for Jimmy Don Alexander, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"

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