|Birth: ||Dec. 21, 1859|
|Death: ||Nov. 24, 1926|
Los Angeles County
Los Angeles Times – November 25, 1926:
LONG BEACH LEADER DIES
Funeral Services Will be Conducted Tomorrow for Scott Alexander, Hotel and Newspaper Man
By a "Times" Staff Correspondent
LONG BEACH, Nov. 24 – Funeral services will be conducted Friday for Scott Alexander, Long Beach philanthropist, hotel man and newspaper owner, who died at his apartment in the Alexander Hotel, Long Beach, this morning.
Mr. Alexander's death came as the result of a two days' illness from acute indigestion. He was stricken Monday, but his condition did not become critical until shortly before his death.
He was 66 years of age and leaves his brother, Jesse Alexander, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Daniels, Long Beach; Mrs. Lenis G. Mann, Dallas, Tex., and a nephew, James L. Belt of Los Angeles.
Funeral services will be conducted at the Mottell chapel, East Third street and Alamitos avenue, at 2:30 o'clock Friday afternoon. Interment will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Los Angeles.
Regarded by many as Long Beach's most active leader in upbuilding the community, Mr. Alexander was the chief figure in the fight for municipal gas. His activities in connection with the development of Long Beach Harbor gained him a nation-wide reputation. Reclamation of beach frontage between Pine and America avenues, a site for a new municipal auditorium, was also fathered by him.
Mr. Alexander was born at Athens, Tenn., December 21, 1859, the son of a prominent physician of that section. When he was 17 the family moved to Garland, Tex., where they engaged in farming, cotton-growing and cotton-ginning. Later the family moved to Dallas and still later Mr. Alexander, with his brother Jesse, entered the wholesale grocery, grain and cotton business at Planco, Tex., under the firm name of Alexander Brothers.
Mr. Alexander came to California in 1892, settled in Los Angeles and engaged in the real-estate business. He built the Vandemar Hotel at Sixth and Hope streets in that city. In 1910 he moved to Long Beach, where he again took up real estate. Later he built the Alexander Hotel at Locust avenue and First street, for many years one of the leading hostelries of this city.
With the boom of the Signal Hill field, oil engaged Mr. Alexander's attention and at the time of his death he possessed heavy holdings in many oil companies, it is said. About three years ago Mr. Alexander purchased stock in the Long Beach Morning Sun and at the time of its reorganization he purchased more heavily and was regarded as owning one of the largest, if not the largest, share in that newspaper.
His love of Long Beach and his expenditure of energy and money in its upbuilding will become traditional, civic leaders declared today.
Angelus Rosedale Cemetery
Los Angeles County
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