Daughter of John and Courance Hamlin Alexander. She went to college at the St. Louis Normal College in Missouri. After graduating she furthered her education at the Art School in Boston then went into teaching. In 1884 she came to California, while in San Bernardino she met and married Lester Tichenor (8/13/1885).
Date 13 MAY 1924
Source: Long Beach Press
ABSTRACT- Died May 10, 1924 at 1539 E. Ocean Ave., aged 78. Funeral at St. Luke's church. Interment at Inglewood Park mausoleum. To many she was the "mother" of Long Beach, founding the Ebell Club, Women's Club, Long Beach Day Nursery and helping persuade Andrew Carnegie to fund a public library in this city. A children's hospital will be built with money from her estate.
Lester S. Tichenor
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