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 Chambers Alexander

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Chambers Alexander

  • Birth 22 Jun 1861
  • Death 5 Mar 1949
  • Burial Oswichee, Russell County, Alabama, USA
  • Memorial ID 13210499

H/o Clara Wynns Alexander.

From Becky Mosely, 6/2006.
b. Russell co Al d. Tallahassee, FL
M. Clara Rebecca Wynns
Parents: William Henry Alexander & Ariadna Crowell

Chambers was one of the first "scientific" farmers in Russell County, experimenting with various fertilizers, insecticides, rotation and a range of different crops. Cotton, however, continued to provide the base upon which his livelihood was built. When the war in Europe started, he bought as much land as possible, utterly over-extended his credit and "put it all into cotton." The end of Great War brought plummeting prices and ruined Chambers. His son, William Chester (now called "Alec"), came home from the war, worked the land with a vengeance for a couple of years, helped his "Papa" pay off the debts and promptly sold all of the land. That broke their "tie" to "the land" for the first time in centuries. Chambers spent the rest of his life "visiting" one child or another. He was widely regarded as a gentile, kindly man with "beautiful manners," loved children and would practically weep at the spanking of any of any his 8 grandchildren. Chambers died in 1949.


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  • Created by: Christine Thacker
  • Added: 2 Feb 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 13210499
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Chambers Alexander (22 Jun 1861–5 Mar 1949), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13210499, citing Oswichee Cemetery, Oswichee, Russell County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Christine Thacker (contributor 44643987) .