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James Leander Alter
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Birth: Jun. 18, 1859
Jasper County
Indiana, USA
Death: Sep. 4, 1920
Little Rock
Pulaski County
Arkansas, USA

son of John Alter & Marly Ann Chamberlain

The Remington Press
19 Sep 1920, pg. 1, col. 5
Another Old Resident Gone
On Monday, the 6th Lewis S. Alter, of Carpenter township, received a telegram statng that his brother, James Leander Alter was dead in the hospital at Little Rock, Ark,. He had been in the hospital there for about three months, with tuberculosis.
Born on the old Alter farm, sixty-one years ago last June, he has been a resident of this county all his life.
At the age of seven years he lost his hand in a sorghum mill. After growing up on the farm he followed various occupations, and finally took to selling small notiions and traveling by railroad. This he followed for nearly thirty years. During this time he traveled over every state in the United States, Canada and Mexico, and on the water all around the coasts of this county. Wintering in the south and summering in the north; getting around to his old home once or twice a year.
He published a book describing points of interest in the United States and elsewhere. But few, if any, have seen more of this county than he has.
Early in life he joined the Methodist protestant church and tried to live up to its teachings. Strickly temperale, he never learned the usual bad habits that young men fall into. 
 
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 Parents:
  John Alter (1801 - 1876)
  Mary Ann Chamberlain Alter (1825 - 1889)
 
 Siblings:
  Helenor M Alter Davisson (1823 - 1876)**
  Jacob Alter (1823 - 1857)**
  David Alter (1828 - 1907)**
  Hannah A Wilcox (1831 - 1902)**
  Joseph L. Alter (1849 - 1850)*
  Lewis Simon Alter (1851 - 1936)*
  Catherine L. Alter (1852 - 1856)*
  Margaret L. Alter (1855 - 1856)*
  James Leander Alter (1859 - 1920)
  Lacy E Alter (1862 - 1935)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Alana Knochel Bauman
Record added: Aug 23, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95807731
 

 
 
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