Jean Geddes ALEXANDER

1886–1976 (Age 90)
San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States

The Life of Jean Geddes

When Jean Geddes ALEXANDER was born on 28 February 1886, in San Antonio, Bexar, Texas, United States, her father, Daniel Potter ALEXANDER, was 22 and her mother, Jean Morrison GEDDES, was 24. She married Lawrence John BERGANTZ on 2 January 1919, in Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1920 and Tulare Judicial Township, Tulare, California, United States in 1940. She died on 29 February 1976, in Tulare, Tulare, California, United States, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

Jean Geddes ALEXANDER
1886–1976
Lawrence John BERGANTZ
1882–1946
Marriage: 2 January 1919
Lois Jean BERGANTZ
1920–2007
Donald Lawrence BERGANTZ
1922–2007

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
2 January 1919
Hollywood, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States
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Parents & Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 5

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 24

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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 (3)

  • Jene A Bergantz in household of Lawrence J Bergantz, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jean A Bergantz in household of Lawrence J Bergantz, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Jean A Bergantz in household of Lawrence J Bergantz, "United States Census, 1930"

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