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 2nda 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.