James L. Alexander

1882–1935 (Age 53)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of James L.

When James L. Alexander was born on 20 January 1882, in Tennessee, United States, his father, James Joseph Alexander, was 26 and his mother, Mary Etta Alford, was 22. He married Lottie Alexander about 1903, in Tennessee, Shelby, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Justice Precinct 7, McLennan, Texas, United States in 1900. He died on 22 January 1935, in Coryell, Texas, United States, at the age of 53, and was buried in Osage, Coryell, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James L. Alexander
1882–1935
Lottie Alexander
1882–
Marriage: about 1903
Robert Alexander
1922–1992
Joseph Lindsey Alexander
1924–1996

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
about 1903
Tennessee, Shelby, Texas, United States
children

(2)

  • Robert Alexander

    Male1922–1992Male

  • Joseph Lindsey Alexander

    Male1924–1996Male

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(14)

+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1886

Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 12

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 16

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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 (2)

  • James L Alexander in household of James J Alexander, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James L Alexander, "Texas, Deaths, 1890-1976"

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