James Alexander

JAMES ALEXANDER, CIVIL WAR SOLDIER

Submitted by Susan Alexander


ALEXANDER, JAMES, Private, I. 146th O. V. I., March 11, 1893.

MILITARY: Private, Company I, 146th Ohio Volunteers, 2 May, 1864 to 7 Sep. 1864 (5) 146th Regiment Infantry

Organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, and mustered in May 12, 1864. Left State for Charleston, W. Va., May 17; thence moved to Fayetteville, W. Va., and garrison duty there until August 27. (Cos. “A” and “H” detached at Camp Chase, Ohio, to guard prisoners.) Moved to Camp Platt, W. Va., August 27; thence to Camp Dennison, Ohio, and mustered out September 7, 1864. Lost during service 8 Enlisted men by disease.

OBITUARY: “JAMES ALEXANDER, SR.–This worthy citizen died last Wednesday,
just before we went to press, so we had time only for the bare announcement. He had been sick since last Fall, and yet his death was sudden. He was up and out on the porch on the day he died, and expired sitting in his chair. His age was 61 years. He was born in Franklin county, Penn., (sic) and came to Lawrence county in 1843, settling at Mt. Vernon furnace, where his father was engaged as a molder. In 1842, they moved to Ironton, where his father and son worked in the new foundry. Mr. Alexander has resided in Ironton ever since. He was of a modest, retiring nature, but highminded and honorable in all his purposes and life. In 1857, he married Miss Emily Gillen, daughter of the late Martin Gillen, who survives him. Mr. Alexander has been a member of Spencer Chapel
for 40 years; he was a Water Works trustee; and foreman of the Foster Stove Co. He leaves behind a gentle and loving memory. The funeral took place last Saturday. Although there was an ugly storm prevailing at the time, there was a large throng present. The Molders Union attended in a body. Revs. Dick, Trout, and Drumm participated in the sad ceremonies. The interment was at Woodland.” — Ironton Register

LAWRENCE COUNTY, OHIO OBITUARY
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ALEXANDER, JAMES, SR.—– IWR MAR. 11, 1893
Foreman of the Foster Stove Foundry died at his home on south Second street Wednesday. He was in his sixtieth year. Mr. Alexander was born near Mt. Vernon Furnace in this county (Lawrence), and had resided in this county all his life. He was a molder by trade. In 1885 he became associated with Mr. J. D. Foster and others in the organization of the Foster Stove Co.. . . His wife and three sons, Gillen, Charles and James, all of this city survive him. I.R. March 16, 1893 – James Alexander, Sr. – This worthy citizen died last Wednesday…His age was 61 years. He was born in Franklin county, Pennsylvania, and came to Lawrence county in 1843, settling at Mt. Vernon
Furnace, where his father was engaged as a molder. In 1842, they moved to Ironton, where father and son worked in the new foundry. Mr. Alexander has resided in Ironton ever since. In 1857, he married Miss Emily Gillen, daughter of the late, Martin Gillen, who survives him. Mr. A. has been a member of Spencer Chapel for 40 years; he was a Water Works trustee; and foreman of the Foster Stove Co. … Interment in Woodland.

ALEXANDER, JAMES Y. —– I.R. (Ironton Register) MAY 07, 1857 Married on the 30th ult., by Rev. B. N. Spahr, Mr. James Y. Alexander and Miss Emily Jane, only daughter of Martin Gillen, Esq., all of Ironton.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: “Resigned”

Ironton Register, Dec. 6, 1890 – Resigned.
Deputy Postmaster James Alexander has resigned his position to accept one as traveling salesman for the Foster Stove Co. He will being work at the new position Jan. 1, and travel the territory embraced by Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois. Mr. Alexander has filled his position in the Post office with ability and politeness, and the public will regret his departure. His disposition and qualifications well fit him for his new position and we will assure him undoubted success. Charles F. Thomas, the present delivery clerk, will succeed as Deputy Postmaster. Sam’l F. Clark takes a position as the Gen’l Delivery