|Birth: ||Feb. 27, 1846|
|Death: ||Dec. 13, 1912|
Married Laura A. Haywood on 11 Sep 1873 in Will County, Illinois.
obituary - from HISTORY OF WILL COUNTY, pg. 825 and 826.
James Healy Alexander, deceased, was a representative citizen of DuPage Township, and a member of one of the prominent pioneer families of Will County. He was born on a farm in DuPage Township, Feb. 27, 1846, the son of James Lewis and Betty (Healy) Alexander.
James Lewis Alexander was a native of Massachusetts and his wife was born in New York. After their marriage they came to Will County in 1836 and settled at Lockport, where Mr. Alexander was employed on the old Illinois-Michigan Canal. He later became a farmer and was the owner of a tract of 500 acres in DuPage and Lockport townships. He specialized in dairy farming and became one of the successful dairymen of this section. He donated land for the Alexander Cemetery in DuPage Township, which is now known as the Williams Cemetery. The entire homestead has remained as property of the Alexander family and is one of the interesting landmarks of the county.
James Healy Alexander grew up in Will County and received his education in the district schools. Early in life he became interested in the breeding of pure bred dairy stock and ranked among the leading dairymen. He was highly esteemed in the community. He was elected to the State legislature in 1910 and had just been reelected to that office for a second term when he died, Dec. 13, 1913. He is buried in the Alexander Cemetery.
Mr. Alexander was married on September 11, 1873 to Miss Laura Haywood, of Lockport Township, the daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Akin) Haywood, the former a native of Maine and the latter of New York. The Haywood family also were pioneer settlers of Will County and lived in Lockport Township, where Mr. Haywood purchased 240 acres of land from the government at six dollars per acre. Mrs. Alexander was educated in the Joliet Township High School and attended Cook County Normal School. She was connected with the schools of Lockport Township and Wilton Center for five years before her marriage. To Mr. and Mrs. Alexander were born three children: Healy H., mention of whom is made below; Hayes, born Oct. 2, 1876, died at the age of 16 years; and Laura Elizabeth, born July 3, 1880. She married Herbert M. Johnson, who is general manager of the Civic Opera Company. They live in Chicago.
Healy H. Alexander was born in Lockport Township, June 15, 1874. He is a leading farmer and stockman of that township and is the owner of 375 acres of good farm land. He was married on June 2, 1903 to Miss Helen M. Baker, of Manhattan Township, the daughter of John C. and Elizabeth (Hopson) Baker. Mr. Baker, one of the largest land owners of Lockport and Manhattan Townships, died in 1919. He was the son of Clark Baker, who settled at Manhattan in 1852 and died in 1893. Elizabeth (Hopson) Baker was born in Vermont. She died in 1888 at the age of 42 years. There were four children in the Baker family: Helen M. Alexander; George, died in infancy; Guy, died at the age of ten years; and John C., lives at Lake Bluff, IL. To Healy H. and Helen M. (Baker) Alexander have been born eight children, as follows: Mary, was graduated from the University of Illinois in 1927, now a student at the Barnes Hospital in St. Louis, MO, where she is interested in becoming a dietitian; Elizabeth, attends the University of Illinois; James, was graduated from Lockport High School in 1928; John, Margaret, Caroline, Hayes and Ruth all at home.
James Healy Alexander was always a Republican. He served as school director and was well known in the community. He was a director of the First National Bank of Lockport.
James L. Alexander (1805 - 1876)
Betsey Healy Alexander (1808 - 1893)
Laura Akin Haywood Alexander (1850 - 1943)*
Healy Haywood Alexander (1874 - 1950)*
Laura Elizabeth Alexander Johnson (1880 - 1962)*
Mary Alexander (1842 - 1845)*
Caroline F. Alexander (1844 - 1848)*
James Healy Alexander (1846 - 1912)
Elizabeth Alexander (1849 - 1849)*
Maintained by: Charlet Roskovics
Originally Created by: My Labor of Love
Record added: Mar 29, 2013
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