|Birth: ||Apr. 29, 1896|
|Death: ||Jul. 22, 1981|
Same stone with Mary Elma Goza Alexander.
From Becky Mosely, 6/2006.
Parents: Chambers & Clara Wynns Alexander
A natural "mechanick" and "tinkerer," young "Bill," born Apr. 1896 in Marianna, FL, was "loaned out" by his father to anyone in the area who had problems with their steam or gas-powered machinery and had one of the first motorcycles in Alabama. He even ran the steam-powered cotton gin on the place from the age of about 12. Bill grew up, attended Auburn, worked as a design engineer and test driver in the emerging Detroit automobile industry. When America entered World War I, he joined the Army. He served as a Wagon Master and motorcycle courier, participated in such campaigns as those of the Argonne, the Meuse, &c., survived intact and mustered out at Ft. Oglethorpe, GA in 1918.
"Alec" joined Lummus Cotton Gin Company as a sales engineer circa 1920, working for them until forced to retire in circa 1968. In 1927 he married Mary Elma goza of Port Gibson, Mississippi, daughter of Hiram W. & Sarah R. [Berry] Goza. They had two children, William Chester Jr., born Jul. 1928, and John Howard, born Nov. 1930, both in Memphis, TN.
Mary Elma Goza Alexander (1904 - 1995)*
Created by: Christine Thacker
Record added: Feb 02, 2006
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