|Birth: ||Jan. 10, 1840|
|Death: ||Jul. 26, 1911|
aDr. Robert McClellan Alexander, age 71 years, the well known denist of this place, died at his home here last night at twenty minutes of one o'clock, after a long illness from a spinal affliction. He had been confined to the house for about a yearand for several days past had been in a paralyzed and unconscious condition.
Dr. Robert McCellan Alexander was a son of Randall and Sarah H. (Carothers)Alexander and was born at Shirleysburg, Huntingdon County, Pa. His parents on both sides were of Scotch-Irish decent and his ancestors were among the most prominant settlers of his section of the State. The subject of this sketch aquired his education in the common schools, ane at Juniata Acadamy and Tuscasrora College. When yet in his teens he taught school for several terms. On the breaking out of the Civil War in 1861 he enlisted in Co G, 5th Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteers Corps and served three years, being honorably discharged June 11, 1864. During that time he saw much active service, taking part in the hottest and most memorable engagements of the Army of the Patomas----Fredricksburg, where he was slightly wounded; Richmond, the Seven Days' fight, Mechanicsville, Gaines Hill, Charles City Cross Roads, Malvern Hill, Second Bull Run, South Mountain, Anteitam, Bristow Station, Gettysburg, the Wilderness, Spottsylvania, Court House, Bethesda Church, the North Anna and other battles. His gallant and patriotic services were rewarded by rapid promotions. Entering the army as a private he rose to corporal, fourth sergeant, first sergeant, second lieutenant and first lieutenant. Thus it will be seen athat he had a brilliant military career.
In 1865 he began the study of denistery with Dr. G.W. Stewart at Dry Run, Franklin County, Pa. and after a three years course located at Landisburg, this county and began the practice of his profession. He remained in Lanidsburg one year and then moved to Loysville, where he precticed until 1879, when he came to this place and continued to successfully practice until about a year ago, when declining health forced his retirment.
Dr. Alexander was a Democrat, and a Presbyterian. He was a man of high intelligence and strong conviction and impressed all who knew him with the strength and character. He had a wide aquaintance throughout the county and his many old friends will leard of his death with sincere sorrow.
Dr. Alexander was first married to Mary W., daughter of George B. and Elizabeth (Scott) Rakard, in June, 1868. Four children by this marriage are living--Mary (Mrs. John H. Sweger,) Arthur C., William L. and Robert Malcolm. Mrs. Alexander died March 4, 1887. The Doctor's second marriage was to Laura V. Comp, daughter of Hon. Jacob Sheibley, of Spring Township. They have one daughter, Laura Jeannette.
The funeral was on Friday morning and was in the charge of the John Jones Post #448, G.A.R. of which the Doctor was a prominant member.
******(additional info;)Name: Robert McClellan Alexander
Died: July 26, 1911
The son of Randall & Sarah Henderson (Carothers) Alexander, in 1960, he was a teacher and farmer living in Shirley Township, Hungtingdon County, Pennsylvania. He stood 5' 11" tall and had brown hair and blue eyes.
A Civil War veteran, he enlisted in Huntingdon County June 5, 1861, and mustered into federal service at Camp Tennally, Georgetown, Washington DC, as a private with Co. G, 5th Pennsylvania Reserves (aka 34th Pennsylvania Infantry). He was promoted several times until he reached the rank of 1st lieutenant. Wounded at the battle of Fredericksburg December 13, 1862, he returned to duty and honorably discharged at term's end June 11, 1864.
Randal Alexander (1807 - 1853)
Sarah Henderson Carothers Alexander (1806 - 1894)
Mary W Rakard Alexander (1846 - 1887)*
Laura V Sheibley Comp Alexander (1854 - 1922)*
Jeannette Alexander Snyder (1893 - 1921)*
James Alexander (1836 - 1852)*
Robert M. Alexander (1840 - 1911)
Infant Son Alexander (1852 - 1852)*
Created by: Bill Corl
Record added: Aug 07, 2007
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