Charles Bernard Alexander

Lockport, Niagara County, New York, USA
Death 31 Aug 1926 (aged 80–81)
Genesee County, Michigan, USA
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Flushing, Genesee County, Michigan, USA
Plot Sec 3 Lot 41
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Charles was the son of Edwin & Jane (Barney) Alexander. He was born near Lockport, New York.

Charles lived near an Indian Reservation and the Indians taught him to be a crack shot with a rifle. He and the Indians would shoot sturgeon in the river.

At the age of twenty-one, in 1866, he came to Michigan to live. He married Eliza Gorton on December 26, 1870, in Flushing, Michigan. The couple had one son, William Alexander, who went to New York to live. Eliza died in 1879.

Charles married again in 1890, to Mary Catherine (Shafer) Dannals. This marriage gave him two step-daughters, Mary Ann and Pearl Dannals, and for the next two generations of Mary Ann's family, he became affectionately known as "Grandpa Alexander."

Charles was a carpenter by trade, doing lots of construction work within the community.

Mary died on August 4, 1918, at the age of 66 years, 4 months and 10 days. Tom had lost his eyesight and was cared for by Tom and Lena Cottrill until his death, on August 31, 1926, at the age of 81 years, 2 months and 11 days.

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  • Created by: Sonja (Meyer) Turner
  • Added: 5 Apr 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10724981
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Bernard Alexander (1845–31 Aug 1926), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10724981, citing Flushing City Cemetery, Flushing, Genesee County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Sonja (Meyer) Turner (contributor 46583962) .