Elizabeth Jessel Alexander (1865 - 1946)

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E St K, Australia

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E St K, Australia

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Father: Alexander Moses Alexander
Mother: Eliza Davidson Alexander

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Jessel

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1865 - In the year that Elizabeth Jessel Alexander was born, on December 24th, 8 months after the end of the Civil War, the Ku Klux Klan was formed in Pulaski, Tennessee by Jonathan Shank and Barry Ownby. They wanted to fight Reconstruction after the Civil War and to intimidate what were called "carpetbaggers" and "scalawags" - northern and southern whites who supported reconstruction. They also wanted to repress the newly freed slaves.

1867 - She was just 2 years old when on August 7th through September 20th, the new nation of Canada held its first Federal election. John A. Macdonald's Conservatives won the election.

1891 - By the time she was 26 years old, James Naismith, at the Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, invented the game of basketball. Originally using two peach baskets and a soccer ball, he created the game to keep his students active during the long, harsh New England winters.

1907 - At the age of 42 years old, Elizabeth was alive when radiometric dating, a recently discovered technology that could date rocks, found that the earth was 2.2 billion years old which was dramatically older than previously thought. Later refinements and advancements in science would date the age of the earth at over 4.5 billion years.

1946 - In the year of Elizabeth Jessel Alexander's passing, pediatrician Dr. Benjamin Spock's book "The Common Sense Book of Baby and Child Care" was published. It sold half a million copies in the first six months. Aside from the Bible, it became the best selling book of the 20th century. A generation of Baby Boomers were raised by the advice of Dr. Spock.

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Elizabeth Jessel Alexander died in 1946 in E St K, Australia at 81 years old. No cause of death has been listed. She was born in 1865. She was born to Alexander Moses Alexander and Eliza Davidson Alexander, and we currently have no other siblings in her family tree.

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