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Clarence  ALEXANDER

Clarence ALEXANDER[1, 2]

Male 1879 - 1975  (96 years)

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  • Name Clarence ALEXANDER  [3
    Born 3 Feb 1879  , Randolph, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    • Bk. MA-1, p.292
    • AGe 61 in 1940 census, b. ca 1879, IN
    Gender Male 
    Census 5 Jun 1880  Ward, Randolph, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Thomas Alexander household 
    • Alexander, Clarence, white, male, age 2, son, born Indiana, father born Indiana, mother born Indiana.
    1880 U.S. Census - Alexander
    1880 U.S. Census - Alexander
    Indiana. Randolph co. - Thomas Alexander
    Census 16 Jun 1900  Jackson, Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Thomas Alexander household 
    • Alexander, Clarence, son, white, male, born Feb 1879, age 21, single, born Indiana, father born Indiana, mother born Indiana, farmer, can read & write, speaks English.
    1900 U.S. Census - Alexander
    1900 U.S. Census - Alexander
    Indiana. Jay Co. - Thomas Alexander
    Census 11 May 1910  Noble, Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Jacob Bash household 
    • Alexander, Clarence, son in law, male, white, age 31, born Indiana, father born Indiana, mother born Indiana, speaks English, farmer, general farm, able to read & write, rents farm, farm schedule 198 or 194.
    1910 U.S. Census - Alexander
    1910 U.S. Census - Alexander
    Indiana. Jay Co. - Jacob Bash
    Census 13 Jan 1920  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Clarence Alexander household 
    • Alexander, Clarence, head, owns home free of mortgage, male, white, age 40, married, able to read and write, born Indiana, father born Indiana, mother born Indiana, speaks English, machinist, Motor Co., worker.
    1920 U.S. Census - Alexander
    1920 U.S. Census - Alexander
    Indiana. Delaware Co. - Clarence Alexander
    Residence 5 Dec 1925  New Castle, Henry, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    at marriage to Nettie Courtney 
    Census 14 Apr 1930  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Clarence Alexander household 
    • Alexander, Clarence, head, owns home, value #3000, male, white, age 51, married first at age 30, able to read and write, born Indiana, father born Indiana, mother born Indiana, speaks English, elevator man in a business building, no military service, living at 916 W. Brady Street. [Appears as if two other families living in the house and paying Clarence rent.]
    1930 U.S. Census - Alexander
    1930 U.S. Census - Alexander
    Indiana. Delaware Co. - Clarence Alexander
    Residence 29 Jan 1933  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    at death of his brother, Norman 
    Census 7 Jun 1940  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Clarence Alexander household 
    • Alexander, Clarence, head, male, white, age 61, married, 8th grade education, born Indiana, 1935 same place, fireman, glass factory, worker, worked 51 weeks in 1939, income $1035, no other income, owns home $1000.
    Resided 1944  Wabash, Wabash, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Resided 1953  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    at death of his brother, Arthur 
    Residence 1973  Wabash, Wabash, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    in a Nursing Home there 
    Resided 8 Nov 1973  Wabash, Wabash, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    at death of his sister, Olive 
    Resided Dec 1975  Wabash, Wabash, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    at time of his death 
    Occupation Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Watkins Salesman 
    Died Dec 1975  prob Wabash, Wabash, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Person ID I734  richison
    Last Modified 22 Aug 2015 

    Father Thomas Franklin ALEXANDER,   b. 19 Oct 1850, New Pittsburg, Randolph, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1915, Portland, Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary Ann COURTNEY,   b. 22 Nov 1849, , Switzerland, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1903, Jackson Twp., Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F34  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Blanche BASH,   b. 18 Oct 1878, , , Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1923  (Age 44 years) 
    Married Apr 1906 
    Marriage License 7 Apr 1906  , Jay, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Bk. C-J, p.293
    Children 
    +1. Frederick ALEXANDER,   b. 18 Jun 1907, , , Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown  [Birth]
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F438  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Anna Jennetta IMEL,   b. 15 Apr 1874, Union City, Randolph, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1963, Drayton Plains, Oakland, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 5 Dec 1925  New Castle, Henry, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Last Modified 11 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F439  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Feb 1879 - , Randolph, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage License - 7 Apr 1906 - , Jay, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Clarence Alexander household - 13 Jan 1920 - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - at marriage to Nettie Courtney - 5 Dec 1925 - New Castle, Henry, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Dec 1925 - New Castle, Henry, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Clarence Alexander household - 14 Apr 1930 - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - at death of his brother, Norman - 29 Jan 1933 - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Clarence Alexander household - 7 Jun 1940 - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - 1944 - Wabash, Wabash, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - at death of his brother, Arthur - 1953 - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - in a Nursing Home there - 1973 - Wabash, Wabash, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - at death of his sister, Olive - 8 Nov 1973 - Wabash, Wabash, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResided - at time of his death - Dec 1975 - Wabash, Wabash, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Watkins Salesman - - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Clarence, Arthur, Olive, and Carman Alexander
    Clarence, Arthur, Olive, and Carman Alexander
    Photo courtesy of Dan Richison
    Frank Alexander family - Alexander
Courtesy of Jennifer (Coffman) Rice
    Frank Alexander family - Alexander Courtesy of Jennifer (Coffman) Rice
    Back row: Carman, Arthur, Olive, Armeda
    Front row: Norman or Clarence, Thomas Frank(lin), Mary Ann (Courtney), Norman or Clarence
    Olive Alexander and her brothers
    Olive Alexander and her brothers
    Jay County, Indiana

  • Sources 
    1. [S1495] Harshman Family, 25 Aug 2011.
      Harshman, Mavourneen and C. C. Harshman. The Harshman, Hashman, Hershman, Hersman Family A History and Genealogy (Vol. III). Berkeley, California: Mrs. Mavourneen (Harshman) Harshman (1995); vol. III: 621

    2. [S128] Alexander-Courtney Journal, 22 Aug 2015.
      Shirley Richison Fields, transcriber, "Journal of Olive (Alexander) Richison Hodge, 1887-1973, Jay and Randolph counties, Indiana" (transcript 1985), copy privately held by Fields [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Avon, Indiana, 2003. Original held by Special Collections, Bracken Library, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.

    3. [S1901] Marriage, 15 Oct 2012.
      "Indiana, Marriages, 1811-1959," index, FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 13 Oct 2012); Clarence Alexander and Nettie Courtney, 1925 Henry County; FHL 1,887,603.

    4. [S178] WPA Birth Index Delaware Co. , Bk MA-1, P.292 at County Clerk's office in Portland, Indiana, 9 Jul 1985.
      Clarence Alexander, male, white
      b. 3 Feb 1879
      f Thomas Alexander
      m Mary Courtney
      Original in Bk MA-1, P.292 at County Clerk's office in Portland, Indiana

      [this entry did not give a married date]
      ALEXANDER - Indiana: 1

    5. [S1834] 1880 U.S. Census, 4 Aug 2011.
      1880 U.S. census, Randolph County, Indiana, population schedule, Ward Township, page 23A (stamped), enumeration district (ED) 161, dwelling 71, family 75, Thomas Alexander household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 17 Jul 2011), citing NARA microfilm publication T9, roll 306.

    6. [S1832] 1900 U.S. Census, 4 Aug 2011.
      1900 U.S. census, Jay County, Indiana, population schedule, Jackson township, enumeration district (ED) 59, sheet 5B, dwelling 105, family 107, Thomas Alexander household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 20 July 2011), citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication T623, roll 38.

    7. [S45] 1910 U.S. Census, 18 Jul 2008.
      1910 U.S. Census, Jay County, Indiana, population schedule, Noble township, enumeration district [ED] 69, sheet 10A, dwelling 231, family 235, Jacob Bash household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 18 July 2008), citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication T624, roll 358.

    8. [S238] 1920 U.S. Census, 25 Aug 2011.
      1920 U.S. census, Delaware County, Indiana, population schedule, city of Muncie, sheet 12B, enumeration district (ED) 35, dwelling 259, family 269, Clarence Alexandir household; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 25 August 2011), iting National Archives and Records Administration microfilm publication T625, roll 427.

    9. [S1831] 1930 U.S. Census, 25 Aug 2011.
      1930 U.S. census, Delaware County, Indiana, population schedule, city of Muncie, enumeration district (ED) 10, sheet 18A, dwelling 400, family 423, Clarence Alexander household, digital image, Ancestry.com, (http://www.ancestry.com, accessed 25 August 2011); citing NARA microfilm publication T626, roll 583.

    10. [S1904] 1940 U.S. Census, 24 Jun 2012.
      1940 U. S. census, Delaware County, Indiana, population schedule, Center township, city of Muncie, enumeration district (ED) 18-3, sheet 29A, family 673, Clarence Alexander, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 June 2012); citing National Archives and Records Administration microfilm T627-1037.

    11. [S1854] Obituary.
      "Arthur Alexander, Lifelong Resident of Jay County, Dead," undated clipping, ca. mid-1950s, from unidentified newspaper; Alexander Scrapbook, privately held by Shirley Richison Fields, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Avon, Indiana, 2007. Given to Ms. Fields by Marceil (McKinley) Nixon, the niece of Olive (Alexander) Richison, the creator of the Scrapbook.


    12. [S772] Interview: Wilkerson, Zella Beatrice, (by Shirley Richison Fields, 1969 through 1991. Information directly entered into genealogy software for later verification. Mrs. Rosenbarger, the mother of Shirley Richison Fields, is now deceased.), Zella Beatrice Wilkerson Richison, 25 Aug 2011.
      Zella claimed Clarence was a Watkins product door-to-door salesman for several years in Muncie, Indiana.

    13. [S1587] SSDI, 25 Aug 2011.
      Social Security Administration. "U.S. Social Security Death Index," database. Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.org: accessed: 25 August 2011), entry for Clarence Alexander, 1975, SS no. 312-01-3822, issued before 1951 by Indiana

    14. [S1901] Marriage, 25 Aug 2011.
      "Indiana Marriages, 1811-1959." FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org : accessed 25 Aug 2011), Clarence Alexander & Nettie Courtney, 1925, Henry County, Indiana; FHL film 1,887,603.