James L. Alexander

1880–1956 (Age 76)
Graham, North Carolina, United States

The Life of James L.

James L. Alexander was born on 29 January 1880, in Graham, North Carolina, United States. He married Effie Alice Hedrick on 5 July 1903, in Graham, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Cheoah, Graham, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years. He died on 28 July 1956, at the age of 76, and was buried in Rudden, Putnam, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

James L. Alexander
1880–1956
Effie Alice Hedrick
1879–1970
Marriage: 5 July 1903
Maudie Alexander
1904–1994
Manda Elaxander
1905–
Arnold Daughton Alexander
1906–1972
Paul John Alexander
1909–1933
Wayne Alexander
1912–1986
Gwen James Alexander
1916–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
5 July 1903
Graham, North Carolina, United States
children

(6)

  • Female1904–1994Female

  • Manda Elaxander

    Female1905–Female

  • Arnold Daughton Alexander

    Male1906–1972Male

  • Paul John Alexander

    Male1909–1933Male

  • Male1912–1986Male

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 17

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 20

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • James Alexandra, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James Elaxander, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James Alexander in entry for James Glenn Alexander, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

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