Grover Cleveland Alexander, was born 26 Feb 1887 in Elba, Nebraska, the son of William Alexander Jr. (b. 1849- d. in Clinton co., Iowa) and Margaret Cootey ( dau of Thomas Cootey and Miss Blessing). His grandfather was William Alexander Sr, (died abt 1850/1) and Maria Hall. Maria Hall married 2nd a Mr. Taylor, 3rd Mr Leonard, 4th Henry Gaast, 5th Mr Smith. Need info on William Alexander Sr. and his parents, family history is he was from Scotland.