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William Alexander
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Birth: Oct. 14, 1849
Clinton County
Iowa, USA
Death: Dec. 11, 1916

From the St. Paul (Nebraska) Press, January 8, 1897, page 5, a series of articles about area residents entitled "Sketches of Howard County Citizens":

I next pulled in at the home of Wm. Alexander. Bill is 48 years old; was born in Clinton county, Iowa; has been in Nebraska 26 years; was the first settler in this part of the county; has 3 children dead and 8 living. He says George, his second boy, was the first born child in Howard county, as he was born in June 1872. Bill knows all about the ups and downs of a wilderness life and has had more bad luck than anybody. The 6th of last June the North Loup river took a fit and jumped out of its banks and strewed a whole lot of Let. Procter's rubbish all over his crop and pretty near done it up. I have found him to be as good hearted a man as there is in this valley. He and his boys farmed a good deal of land in '96, but the hail, rust and high water cut down on his yield to a great extent. His 4 oldest are of age: Charley, George, James and Mary. Mary taught our school 2 years ago, and my children never learned faster from any teacher than they did from her. Mary can't be cruel enough to whip a child in the hand like some teachers. A teacher who will whip a child in the hand ought to be dragged through a bonfire heels first.

- Transcribed by Linda Berney 
Family links: 
  William Alexander (1807 - 1850)
  Mariah Hall Smith (1832 - 1899)
  Maggie J. Coottey Alexander (1850 - 1932)
  William C. Alexander (1870 - 1954)*
  George F Alexander (1872 - 1918)*
  Nicholas J. Alexander (1874 - 1950)*
  Mary Maggie Alexander Jefferies (1877 - 1914)*
  Alva Alexander (1879 - 1967)*
  Grover Cleveland Alexander (1887 - 1950)*
  Warren Alexander (1889 - 1963)*
  Edgar Owen Alexander (1891 - 1896)*
  Raymond Sylvester Alexander (1895 - 1933)*
  William Alexander (1849 - 1916)
  Henry Gaast (1860 - 1860)**
  Hannah Gaast Williams (1861 - 1945)**
  Henry Gaast (1864 - 1894)**
  Alfred Smith (1869 - 1934)**
*Calculated relationship
Elmwood Cemetery
Saint Paul
Howard County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: 220
Created by: LF
Record added: Apr 17, 2009
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