Just turned up a relevant fact! My great-great grandfather was, in fact William Alexander and not John Alexander as I originally had recorded. John, apparently, was William's brother and was recorded on a family tombstone, but a notation in a family Bible says: "William Alexander, father of Hugh Alexander, died in Seaforth, on the 21st of April, 1875" "John Alexander, brother of the late William Alexander died at Orrwold, Man. on the 8th of March, 1890." Note that the Hugh mentioned in the William Alexander death was Hugh Hutchison Alexander who married Elizabeth Elcoat and passed the Hutchison name down to one of his son's Everet.