|Birth: ||Nov. 7, 1856|
|Death: ||Jan. 7, 1944|
Born in Cleveland, to David Brown Alexander & Frances Ann (Parnell) Alexander, Charles was orphaned by the time he was seven years old. He ran away when very young - "out West." (The West at that time was the mid-west- Nebraska, to be specific.)
CWJ homesteaded near Elm Creek, Buffalo County, Nebraska.
He married Anna Isadora Jacobs, of Morrison, Whiteside County, Illinois, on Thanksgiving Day, Nov 25,1880, and left immediately for Elm Creek. (At this time, Nebraska had only been a state for 13 years. There were no roads near them, not many trees, and a ride for supplies meant setting off across the vast prairie to the nearest town. A settlement of Indians was near-by.)
Here, their first six children, 3 sons and 3 daughters, were born, and two of their sons died at a very young age. Charlie farmed here, until after several years of drougth and insect invasion, they gave up their homestead and moved to Ohio, settling in and renting the Alexander Farm on Alexander Road, Bedford Township, in 1895.(This was Charles' Uncle Andy's farm. (Andrew Alexander & his son, Clark Alexander)Here he had a prosperous fruit & vegetable farm. Here they had their last two children, 2 daughters, and here their last remaining son, Ralph Earl, died of cancer at 28.
After about 30 years of farming, Charles retired from farming about 1922, and they moved into Bedford, buying a house at 103 Woodrow Ave.Here he lived for the rest of his life. He was a Bedford Township trustee for some 20 years. About a week after he fell and broke his hip, Charles devloped pneumonia and died 7 Jan 1944 in his own home. He was laid to rest 19 Jan 1944 in Bedford Cemetery.
David Brown Alexander (1820 - 1860)
Frances Ann Parnell Alexander (1822 - 1863)
Anna I. Jacobs Alexander (1862 - 1951)*
Ralph Earl Alexander (1883 - 1912)*
Ethel I Alexander Oldham (1890 - 1980)*
Ruby Lillian Alexander (1893 - 1957)*
Ruth Alexander Bromley (1896 - 1968)*
Elizabeth Alexander (____ - 1850)**
Charles Walter James Alexander (1856 - 1944)
William D.B. Alexander (1858 - 1929)*
Plot: Section 1, Lot 22
Created by: MHB
Record added: Jun 17, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27618990