More of Georges children.
Descendants of George Washington Alexander
Generation No. 1
1.GEORGE WASHINGTON3 ALEXANDER(HARTLEY2, JOSEPH1) was born in native of springfield,Ohio, and died June 1894 in O'brien county,Iowa.He married RUTH LITTLE February 03, 1842 in Indiana.She was born in indiana, and died in Cherokee county, Iowa.
Notes for GEORGE WASHINGTON ALEXANDER:
George sold land for ferry in1840
Children of GEORGE ALEXANDER and RUTH LITTLE are:
2. i. HARTLEY JOSEPH4 ALEXANDER, b. December 16, 1843, Warren County,Indiana; d. Obrien county,Iowa.
3. ii. ADA ROSSETH ALEXANDER, b. March 01, 1861, Juda, Green County, WI.
iii. REBECCA ALEXANDER.
iv. FANNIE ALEXANDER.
v. MATTIE ALEXANDER.
vi. MARGUERITE A ALEXANDER.
vii. CLARA B ALEXANDER.
viii. EMMA ALEXANDER, b. 1863.
ix. LINCOLN ALEXANDER.
Generation No. 2
2.HARTLEY JOSEPH4 ALEXANDER (GEORGE WASHINGTON3, HARTLEY2, JOSEPH1) was born December 16, 1843 in Warren County,Indiana, and died in Obrien county,Iowa.He married ANNIE J DAWSON February 08, 1856.
Notes for HARTLEY JOSEPH ALEXANDER:
Alexander, J. Hartley. Resides at Royal,. Iowa; born December 16, 1843, in Warren County, Ind., son of Geo. W. and Ruth Little Alexander. His parents were natives of Ohio. Married February 8,1856, and eight children were born as follows: J. S., G. J., Effie M., Glenn, Alex., Nellie, Frank and Vern E. Enlisted August 11, 1862, at Juda, Wis., in Company K, Twenty-second Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, Second Brigade, Third Division, Twentieth Corps. Engaged in following battles: Resaca, Burnt Hickory, Altoona, Lost Mountain, Kenesaw, Peach Tree Creek, Siege of Atlanta. Scout for left wing of Sherman's Army from Atlanta to the Sea. Received sunstroke July 20, 1864. Discharged at Milwaukee, Wis., June 12, 1865. Settled in O'Brien County September 12, 1869, in Liberty Township. Member Annette Post G. A. R., Spencer, Iowa.
ALEXANDER, Joseph H.
Joseph H. Alexander, a veteran of the civil war, who is now living in retirement in the village of Royal, after having many years been prominently identified with the agricultural and stock-raising interests here, is a native of Warren county, Indiana. He was born December 16, 1843, a son of G. W. and Ruth (Little) Alexander. His father was a native of Springfield, Ohio, where he lived until he was twenty years of age, at which period of his life he went to Indiana with his mother, remaining there until 1847, during which year he located in Green county, Wisconsin. Twenty years were there passed and in 1867 he removed to Jasper county, Iowa. He afterward lived for one year in Cherokee county and thence went to O’Brien county, where he was well known as a general merchant and farmer and where he departed this life in June, 1894. In Indiana he was united in marriage to Ruth Little, who was also born in Ohio, and departed this life in Cherokee county, Iowa, in the year 1873. They were the parents of the following children: Rebecca, Fannie, Mattie, Marguerite A., Clara B., Ada R., Emma, Lincoln and Joseph H.
In the common schools of Green county, Wisconsin, Joseph H. Alexander acquired his preliminary education and subsequently pursued a course of study in the university at Evansville, that state, upon completing which he returned home and lived with his parents until August 11, 1862, when he enlisted in Company K, Twenty-second Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, in which he served for three years and was honorably discharged on June 29, 1865. He witnessed much hard fighting and was with his regiment in the battles at Resaca, Georgia, Burnt Hickory, Kenesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek and the siege of Atlanta. During his military career Mr. Alexander was on the scouting force and served in the capacity of scout throughout the Georgia campaign and until the close of the war. His duty was often arduous and dangerous, but he never faltered when the interests of his country were at stake. After receiving his discharge he returned home and in 1867 removed to the southern part of this state, while subsequently he went to O’Brien county, where for a period he followed farming, and in 1898 came to this county, where he is now retired.
In 1866 Mr. Alexander wedded Miss Annie J. Dawson, and unto them have been born eight children, namely: J. S., and agriculturist of Sully county, South Dakota; Ada, deceased; George Jesse, who is in the real-estate business at Heron Lake, Minnesota; Wilfred G., who is engaged in agricultural pursuits in Cherokee county, this state; Eve, wife of Solomon Beryl, who is connected with an elevator at OSG, this state; Nellie P., wife of Fred Treadle, who is in the restaurant business in Milldam, Minnesota; Frank C., a solicitor for a creamery in Cherokee county, this state; and Verne, of that county. Mr. Alexander has taken considerable interest in politics, his political faith being in accord with the principles of the democratic party. He served for three years as justice in Cherokee county, Iowa, for fifteen years in the same office in O’Brien county and in this county he has been justice of the peace for the past eight years. In the office he has gained considerable distinction for his fairness and administrative ability and at all times he is loyal in citizenship. He is a comrade of Spencer Post, G. A. R., and, being a man of sterling character, he has always merited and received
Contributed by: Susan Gregory.Source: History of Clay County Iowa – Steele – 1909, page 372.
Children of HARTLEY ALEXANDER and ANNIE DAWSON are:
i. J S5 ALEXANDER, b. lives in Sully county, South Dakota.
ii. ADA ALEXANDER.
4. iii. GEORGE JESSE ALEXANDER, b. lives at heron lake.
iv. WILFRED G ALEXANDER, b. lived in Cherokee county Iowa.
Notes for WILFRED G ALEXANDER:
who is engaged in agricultural pursuits in Cherokee county Iowa
v. EVE ALEXANDER, m. SOLOMON BERYL.
Notes for SOLOMON BERYL:
who is connected with an elevator at OSG in Iowa.
vi. NELLIE P ALEXANDER, m. FRED TREADLE.
Notes for FRED TREADLE:
Fred Treadle is in the restaurant business in Milldam, Minnesota.
vii. FRANK C ALEXANDER.
Notes for FRANK C ALEXANDER:
Frank was a solicitor for a creamery in Cherokee county, Iowa
viii. VERNE ALEXANDER.
3.ADA ROSSETH4 ALEXANDER (GEORGE WASHINGTON3, HARTLEY2, JOSEPH1) was born March 01, 1861 in Juda, Green County, WI.She married CLIFTON EDWIN ACHORN January 11, 1882 in Primghar, IA, son of LINCOLN ACHORN and MARTHA PINKHAM.He was born May 27, 1861 in Waldoboro, ME, and died 1908.
Notes for ADA ROSSETH ALEXANDER:
greene county, wi aplied forDAR MAY18,1899
Notes for CLIFTON EDWIN ACHORN:
Here's what Perkins has about these folks:
p168 -a photo of C.E. (what were his given names, do you know?) - Nice looking dude, 30ish, looks like medium brown hair, cleanshaven, dimpled chin.
344: In 1881, there was some sort of a problem with the bookkeeping for the county - -the county treasurer's cash was found to be $11,000 short.In a section about this situation, Perkins wrote: "C.E. Achorn was then agreed upon as a committee to examine the books, which he did, and reported that in these, there was no error, it was a shortage of cash; somebody had bodily taken out of the treasurer's safe $11,000 in clean cash, and the remaining question was, who took it."[And you know, I have read this two or three times now, and I still don't know who the heck did it ;-)]
373: In a section of a celebration for the laying of the cornerstone of the First Methodist Church in Sutherland: "The occasion was duly celebrated by the town at large, without regard to religious convictions.C.E. Acorn (sic) was marshal."
376: Still writing about early days in Sutherland:"The first literary society was organized December 22, 1885 . . . The first question for debate was 'Resolved That Free Trade Would be Beneficial to this Country.'J.B. Dunn and C.E. Achorn wrestled with the affirmative, while E.P. Messer and B.S. Louthan maintained the negative.The negative won."
377: "The First Savings Bank of Sutherland was incorporated in February 1897 by the following named persons, C.E. Achorn . . .[and 6 others] . . . of whom the following are directors, . . C.E. Achorn [and 4 others] ."
378: He was also on the Executive Committee of "An organization intended to advance the interests of Sutherland . . formed in November 1886. . ."[no name given].
380: "An early resident of the county, C.E. Achorn, has resided in Sutherland several years.He has been a prominent businessman of the county, came when a boy from Boston, Mass., and has since become a doctor in osteopathy, with an office at his former home in Boston."[This puzzles me, because on page 377 it says he was a founder of that bank in 1897 . . . but here it sounds like he has gone back to Boston.The author was a careless speller and proofreader . . . thinking the bank founding date might have been 1887.]
403: In a listing of "The present business men of Primghar" :"Achorn Elevator Co., managed by J.E.Stott."
Child of ADA ALEXANDER and CLIFTON ACHORN is:
i. KENDALL LINCOLN5 ACHORN, b. October 20, 1882, Primghar, IA.
Notes for KENDALL LINCOLN ACHORN:
graduate of Harvard School of Osteopathy, 1905
Generation No. 3
4.GEORGE JESSE5 ALEXANDER (HARTLEY JOSEPH4, GEORGE WASHINGTON3, HARTLEY2, JOSEPH1) was born in lives at heron lake.He married UNKNOWN.
Notes for GEORGE JESSE ALEXANDER:
who is in the real-estate business at Heron Lake
Child of GEORGE ALEXANDER and UNKNOWN is:
i. MYRLE GEORGE6 ALEXANDER.
Notes for MYRLE GEORGE ALEXANDER:
Source:"Victory Jackson County Minnesota in the World War" published 1921
by Neulen & Lueneburg, Lakefield, MN.
Myrle George Alexander - pg. 25 - photo included
Sergeant, Ordnance Co. No. 1; son of Mr. G.J. Alexander, Heron Lake, Minn.;
entered service October 24, 1918, at Jackson, Minn.; to Camp Cody, N.M.,
October 30, 1918; to Fort Wingate, N.M., December 5, 1918; mustered out May
7, 1919, at Fort Wingate, N.M.