John Vance Alexander

John Vance ALEXANDERAge: 74 years18811955

Name
John Vance ALEXANDER
Given names
John Vance
Surname
ALEXANDER
Birth September 13, 1881
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Citation details: Film # 2114625, Digital GS # 4165504, Image # 638, Ref. # 63986, Death certificate of John Vance Alexander
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Shared note: His death certificate says he was born in Mississippi, but that appears to be incorrect.
Occupation
Teacher
yes

Alt. Birth December 13, 1881 (Age 3 months)
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Citation details: about John Vance Alexander, Film # 4142574, Image # 531
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Note: It appears that this date is in error, although the place of birth was probably correct.
Death of a maternal grandmotherSusannah Tillery GREER
October 23, 1882 (Age 13 months)
Birth of a sisterCora Althea ALEXANDER
April 18, 1884 (Age 2 years)
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Citation details: about Althia White, Film # 2218565, Digital Film # 4031922, Image # 1024, Ref. # 4381
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Birth of a brotherJoseph Riley ALEXANDER
May 23, 1886 (Age 4 years)
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Note: Last residence Fort Stockton, Texas.
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Citation details: Film number: 2242783, Digital GS number: 4167878, Image number: 2131, Reference number: 40176, death record of Joseph Riley Alexander
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Birth of a sisterGrover ALEXANDER
July 1, 1888 (Age 6 years)
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Citation details: about Grover A. Redford, film # 2117176, Digital Film # 4028564, Image # 3332, Ref. # cn 10750
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Death of a motherMartha Elizabeth MASSEY
September 17, 1894 (Age 13 years)

Death of a maternal grandfatherAllen Alonzo MASSEY
May 9, 1900 (Age 18 years)
MarriageLenore Elizabeth DANIELView this family
June 23, 1909 (Age 27 years)
Source: Family Bible
Death of a paternal grandmotherMartha M. HENDERSON
January 4, 1910 (Age 28 years)

Birth of a son
#1
John Vance ALEXANDER
May 15, 1910 (Age 28 years)

Death of a sonJohn Vance ALEXANDER
December 25, 1910 (Age 29 years)

Birth of a daughter
#2
Lenore Elizabeth ALEXANDER
July 18, 1912 (Age 30 years)
Source: Family Bible
Death of a fatherJoseph Anderson ALEXANDER
January 4, 1915 (Age 33 years)

Residence September 9, 1918 (Age 36 years)
Publication: Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (database on-line), Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005. Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls.
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Occupation
farmer employed by T. L. Sansom
September 13, 1918 (Age 37 years)
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Baptism of a daughterLenore Elizabeth ALEXANDER
March 19, 1922 (Age 40 years)
Occupation
postal clerk
1930 (Age 48 years)
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Citation details: 1930 census, Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, block #3709, enum. dist. 220-81, sheet 47A, Series: T626 Roll: 2397 Page: 183
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Death of a wifeLenore Elizabeth DANIEL
August 25, 1937 (Age 55 years)
Cause: auricular [atrial] fibriliation [atrial fribrillation], cardiac hypertrophy
Source: Family Bible
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Citation details: Record of Mrs. Lenore Daniel Alexander, #43508
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Citation details: Film # 2117297, Digital GS # 4166734, Image # 2744, Ref. # cn 43508, Death Certificate of Mrs. Lenore Daniel Alexander
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Burial of a wifeLenore Elizabeth DANIEL
August 26, 1937 (Age 55 years)
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Citation details: Film # 2117297, Digital GS # 4166734, Image # 2744, Ref. # cn 43508, Death Certificate of Mrs. Lenore Daniel Alexander
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Death of a sisterMary Emma ALEXANDER
June 14, 1939 (Age 57 years)
Cause: coronary occlusion due to chronic articular (?) inflamation
Citation details: 16 Mar 2001,5:49PM
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Citation details: death of Mary Emma Gault, Film # 2118255, Digiatl GS # 4030454, Image # 2799, Ref. # Item 6 cn29698
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Occupation
mail clerk in the post office
1940 (Age 58 years)
Publication: www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012
Citation details: T627, roll T627_4189, Fort Worth, enumeration district (ED) 257-141, sheet 2B, p. 2B, household 35, James F. Williams, accessed 9 Aug 2012
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Note: Justice Precinct 1, Fort Worth CIity Ward 22 (Area D - PART)
Occupation
postal worker
about 1941 (Age 59 years)
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Citation details: about John Vance Alexander, Film # 4142574, Image # 531
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Birth of a grandson
#1
David Frank WILLIAMS
January 11, 1942 (Age 60 years)
Death of a sisterCora Althea ALEXANDER
January 18, 1947 (Age 65 years)
Cause: diabetes millitus, diabetic coma, with breast cancer contributing
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Citation details: about Althia White, Film # 2218565, Digital Film # 4031922, Image # 1024, Ref. # 4381
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Burial of a sisterCora Althea ALEXANDER
January 20, 1947 (Age 65 years)
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Citation details: about Althia White, Film # 2218565, Digital Film # 4031922, Image # 1024, Ref. # 4381
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Death of a sisterModena Alcesta Lowery ALEXANDER
January 21, 1949 (Age 67 years)
Cause: cancer of the abdominal viscera
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Citation details: about Modena Alcesta Madden, Film # 2223119, Digital Film Number 4031763, Image Number 1140, Reference Number cn3368
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Burial of a sisterModena Alcesta Lowery ALEXANDER
January 22, 1949 (Age 67 years)
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Citation details: about Modena Alcesta Madden, Film # 2223119, Digital Film Number 4031763, Image Number 1140, Reference Number cn3368
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Death of a brotherJames Anderson ALEXANDER
September 14, 1950 (Age 69 years)
Cause: coronary thrombosis due to chronic myocorditis
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Citation details: film # 2074493, Digital GS # 4166796, Image # 1032, Ref. # 45398, Death Certificate of James Anderson Alexander
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Death of a sisterSusan Martha ALEXANDER
January 23, 1952 (Age 70 years)
Cause: coronary occlusion due to senility, with rheumatoid arthritis as other significant condition
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Citation details: about Susan Martha Henderson, Film # 2074928, Digital Film # 4167223, Image # 176, Ref. # cn 162
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Burial of a sisterSusan Martha ALEXANDER
January 26, 1952 (Age 70 years)
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Citation details: about Susan Martha Henderson, Film # 2074928, Digital Film # 4167223, Image # 176, Ref. # cn 162
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Death December 31, 1955 (Age 74 years)
Cause of death: myocardial infarction, acute (interval between onset and actual death was 36 hours)
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Citation details: Film # 2114625, Digital GS # 4165504, Image # 638, Ref. # 63986, Death certificate of John Vance Alexander
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Burial January 2, 1956 (2 days after death)
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Citation details: Film # 2114625, Digital GS # 4165504, Image # 638, Ref. # 63986, Death certificate of John Vance Alexander
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Religion
Baptist
yes

Unique identifier
4B35BE5E47F64D4D81A332D7B8426FE6EFD8
yes

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Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: February 20, 1868Coldwater, Desoto County, Mississippi, USA
10 months
elder sister
22 months
elder brother
20 months
elder brother
James AlexanderJames Anderson ALEXANDER
Birth: July 2, 1872Waterford, Marshall, Mississippi, USA
Death: September 14, 1950Wichita Falls State Hospital, Wichita Falls, Wichita, Texas, USA
2 years
elder sister
23 months
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
2 years
himself
3 years
younger sister
Althea AlexanderCora Althea ALEXANDER
Birth: April 18, 1884Llano, Llano, Texas, USA
Death: January 18, 1947St. Joseph Hospital, Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, USA
2 years
younger brother
2 years
younger sister
Grover ALEXANDER
Birth: July 1, 1888Llano, Llano, Texas, USA
Death: January 21, 1963Kerrville State Hospital, Kerrville, Kerr, Texas, USA
Father’s family with Henrietta A. STANALAND - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: February 3, 1897Robertson County, Texas, USA
Divorce: November 18, 1900
Father’s family with Mary E. FLANAGAN - View this family
father
step-mother
Marriage: March 26, 1903Llano County, Texas, USA
Family with Lenore Elizabeth DANIEL - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: June 23, 1909Waco, McLennan, Texas, USA
11 months
son
2 years
daughter

BirthTexas Deaths, 1890-1976
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Citation details: Film # 2114625, Digital GS # 4165504, Image # 638, Ref. # 63986, Death certificate of John Vance Alexander
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Alt. BirthWorld War II Draft Registration - Family Search Labs
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Citation details: about John Vance Alexander, Film # 4142574, Image # 531
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MarriageFamily Bible
ResidenceWorld War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record
Publication: Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (database on-line), Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005. Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls.
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OccupationWorld War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record
Publication: Ancestry.com, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 (database on-line), Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005. Original data: United States, Selective Service System. World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. M1509, 4,582 rolls.
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OccupationHeritageQuest Online
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Citation details: 1930 census, Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, block #3709, enum. dist. 220-81, sheet 47A, Series: T626 Roll: 2397 Page: 183
Quality of data: secondary evidence
Occupation1940 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, Digital images
Publication: www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012
Citation details: T627, roll T627_4189, Fort Worth, enumeration district (ED) 257-141, sheet 2B, p. 2B, household 35, James F. Williams, accessed 9 Aug 2012
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Note: Justice Precinct 1, Fort Worth CIity Ward 22 (Area D - PART)
OccupationWorld War II Draft Registration - Family Search Labs
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Citation details: about John Vance Alexander, Film # 4142574, Image # 531
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DeathTexas Deaths, 1890-1976
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Citation details: Film # 2114625, Digital GS # 4165504, Image # 638, Ref. # 63986, Death certificate of John Vance Alexander
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BurialTexas Deaths, 1890-1976
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Citation details: Film # 2114625, Digital GS # 4165504, Image # 638, Ref. # 63986, Death certificate of John Vance Alexander
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NoteHeritageQuest Online
Publication: http://persi.heritagequestonline.com , © 1999-2004
Citation details: 1910 Census, McCulloch county, Texas, precinct 4, enum. dist. 193, sheet 35A, Series: T624 Roll: 1574 Page: 232
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NoteHeritageQuest Online
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Citation details: 1930 census, Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, block #3709, enum. dist. 220-81, sheet 47A, Series: T626 Roll: 2397 Page: 183
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NoteA History of Dickens County Ranches and Rolling Plains
Publication: © 1971, published by Nortex Offset Publications, Inc.
Citation details: p. 45
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NoteWorld War II Draft Registration - Family Search Labs
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Citation details: about John Vance Alexander, Film # 4142574, Image # 531
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Note1940 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, Digital images
Publication: www.ancestry.com: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012
Citation details: T627, roll T627_4189, Fort Worth, enumeration district (ED) 257-141, sheet 2B, p. 2B, household 35, James F. Williams, accessed 9 Aug 2012
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Note: Justice Precinct 1, Fort Worth CIity Ward 22 (Area D - PART)
NoteDallas Morning News Historical Archive 1885-1977
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Citation details: "The City in Brief," Paper: Fort Worth Star-Telegram, published as The Fort Worth Telegram; Date: 11-08-1908; Volume: XXVI; Issue: 297; Page: Page Fifteen; Col. 7; Location: Fort Worth, Texas
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Birth
His death certificate says he was born in Mississippi, but that appears to be incorrect.
Alt. Birth
It appears that this date is in error, although the place of birth was probably correct.
Occupation
Justice Precinct 1, Fort Worth CIity Ward 22 (Area D - PART)
Shared note
He was born on a Tuesday. He passed the Law Exam which would have allowed him to practice law if he had wished. Apparently he taught school in the following places: Clear Creek School, Brown Co. Texas (Mar. 1,1906-Postcard) Mercury, Texas-1906 (postcard) Bangs - Mar. & Apr., 1907 (postcards) Dumont, Dickens County (?) (pictures), Texas (He was in Dickens Texas in May of 1908 according to a postcard addressed to him there, A postcard was addressed to him at Dumont, Dickens Co, Texas in February, 1909) (In the summer of 1908 he attended Nelson Draughon College in Fort Worth - a post card was addressed to him c/o the college - Dollie was visiting in Wortham for two months, visited Mexia and Teague, picked some cotton) Fife-1909 (He was living in Fife in 1910,1912-postcards) Brady-? (Lived in Brady when first married though he taught in Fife at the time-Postcard in 1909) THE FOLLOWING IS A COPY OF A LETTER FROM JOE A. ALEXANDER TO HIS SON JOHN VANCE ALEXANDER Republic, Tex. Dec. 6, 1905 J. V. Alexander Brownwood, Tex. Dear Son yours of the 29" rec'd & read with Joy and gladness. & I am made to cry. Glory to God for the Salvation of my Boy. May he ever be found in the paths of duty & Rightousness is the Prayer of your Father. Never turn away from seeking his counsel in all things and he will never leave you. John I liked to have left you all yesterday. had flutterings of the heart all day & Just able to sit up a little to day. I ache from my neck down so I can hardly be up enough to write you . If I was able would write to all the children what seems to me to be my farwell letter. Oh, how I would like to see you all once more to give them My parting Blessing. for so sure as I have another spell as yesterday I will surly go Home . It has been my prayer that I might see all my children converted to the Lord before I died but then Riley what of him. how can I leave him It breaks my heart to think of it. but my Prayer is yet that God will save him. Now John I cant write any (word marked out) more I am all torn up with troubles that you know nothing of. but will find out later on May Gods Blessings ever be with you all is the prayer of your unworthy Father Amen Until soon. J. A. Alexander P. S. I filled out those questions as near correct as I know. As to your grand Parents Massey I do not know what they died of The old Lady died 15 or 20 years before the man. She was between 50 (?) and 65 (?) The old man somewhere (? ) in 80 J.A.A. I have attempted to transcribe this letter correctly. I only had some Xerox copies to work from and they are not very clear. I have attempted to copy even spelling and punctuation errors correctly; however, I am not certain about some of these since some apparent errors could be caused by a poor copy. Joseph Alexander lived until January 4, 1915. In 1908, there was a notice in the Star Telegram from the Brady Enterprise. It said that J. V. Alexander was visiting his uncle, T. L. Sansom. The article said that he had recently graduated in bookkeeping in Fort Worth. The Waco Daily Times Herald, June 23, 1909, p. 2 lists a marriage license issued to J. V. Alexander and Miss Lenore Daniel. On Friday, June 27, there is an announcement of the wedding. The following clippings were found in Lenore Williams's photo album. It is unknown in what newspaper or newspapers they were printed. John V. Alexander, better known as "Whiskers," acted a little suspiciously the latter part of last week and Saturday he went to the depot and bought a ticket to Waco. It is not known what his object in making the visit can be, but it is noised around that he has contracted for two positions in the Rochelle school and it is thought that he has gone after an assistant in the work. Alexander-Daniel At 8 o'clock Wednesday evening Prof. J. V. Alexander of Brady and Miss Dollie Daniel of this city were united in marriage at the home of the bride's mother, Mrs. Bettie Daniel of North Waco. Rev. J. E. Johnson, pastor of the Seventh and James Street Baptist church, officiating. Only relatives and intimate friends were present. After partaking of a collation prepared for the occasion, Professor and Mrs. Alexander left on the Houston and Texas Central for Llano, where they will visit the father of the groom J. A. Alexander. Following a few days' stay there, they will make their home at Brady. The bride is one of Waco's most winsome and attractive young women, whose charming ways and gracious personality have endeared her to many here and in other places. Professor Alexander is well known in Texas educational circles, a man of profound learning, whose ability as a teacher has often been recognized. His genial disposition and kindly manner are among his many admirable characteristics. Congratulations in abundance are tendered to Mr. and Mrs. Alexander. The following clipping was printed in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, date unknown. At the beginning of the article there is a picture and the caption J. V. Alexander. FORT WORTH MAN TAUGHT EAKER ABCs "Ira was sort of an independent youngster but he got along with the other kids all right--they never gave him any trouble," reminisced J. V. Alexander, 3530 Crenshaw, who taught Maj.. Gen. Ira Eaker, commander of the Eighth Army Air Forces in Eng land, how to read and write in Field Creek School back about 1905. Alexander, now a postoffice mail clerk, recalled that "Ira" was an ideal pupil--was never late to class and could always be depended upon to tell the truth. He wasn't mischievous like many of the youngsters and never caused his teacher a moment's worry. His success in the military world was no surprise to Alexander who could tell from the first Ira was going places. When Ira and his younger brother were attending the Field Creek School near Llano, Alexander visited in their home several times and would sometimes spend the night there. He remembers General Eaker's father as a husky farmer who was one of the school trustees and his mother as taking a great interest in her boys' school work. "Ira couldn't help but be a big man with the parents he had," said Alexander. Although he hasn't seen General Eaker since he taught him the alphabet, Alexander has kept up with him through the newspapers, and hopes to see his pupil again some day. In 1917 Alexander came to Fort Worth to live and since 1920 has been connected with the post office department. The following is another clipping on the above subject. The newspaper name is unknown, but it could be the Fort Worth Press. He Taught the General Maj. Gen. Ira Eaker, commander of the 8th Air Force in England, was once a student of J. V. Alexander, 3530 Crenshaw. Alexander, now a postoffice clerk, taught General Eaker how to read and write in Field Creek School, near Llano, about 1905. The following is a letter found among the belongings of Lenore Williams. It was written to J. V. Alexander and his wife Dolly in Fife, Texas one year after the death of their son Vance. Tulia, Texas, Jan. 23, 1912 Dear Bro. and Sister Alexander I very much appreciated your Christmas letter and should have answered but have been away from home quite a bit. Yes, I well remember that sad time and how my heart went out to you both in your great sorrow. I shall keep your letter for it is the only one of the kind I ever received and I shall place it among the letters I keep. I came near repeating my experience with you all this Christmas. Just a few days after Christmas I received a call to go 30 miles North-East to conduct the funeral of a baby and it to be the little three month old babe of a young Professor. He was teaching the school out there and had sent back to East Texas for his young wife and babe and it took pneumonia and died in a week after she came. We had zero weather and I came near freezing but could not refuse them in their trouble. In the funeral I told of your letter which I had just received and it seemed to make a deep impression on all present. I hope you will have a good year and I pray Heavens blessings to rest on you both. Live close to God and keep active in His service and there you will find comfort and happiness. Faithfully your friend W. A. Knight The family Bible pages saved by Lenore Williams say that they were married June 23, 1909 at Waco, Texas. Rev J. E. Johnson, the pastor of James St. Baptist Church officiated. On the same page as the marriage record there is a typewritten note which says "Baptized into the Baptist Church at Polytechnic by Dr. G. W. Sherman, pastor, June 26, 1921. It does not state whether it was John Vance Alexander or his wife or both who were baptized then. There is a Report of Teacher's Examination for State Certificate issued June 2, 1917 to Mr. J. V. Alexander, Valley Spring Texas, Llano County. He made a score of 80, sufficient for a four year second grade certificate. There is a State Second Grade Certificate which was good until August 31, 1921. It was dated June 2, 1917. Althea Bush (his niece) tells how he gave her her first and only spanking in school. She was in the first grade. John gave her an assignment to memorize a rhyme. She said she could not even read, and this was just too much! So she walked out and went home! The next day he spanked her and stood her in the corner as punishment. There is a postcard in Dec. 1907, addressed to him in Dickens, Texas which said they had seen a notice in the paper that said he had been licensed to marry. It seems like he may have broken up with someone before he courted my grandmother. He is said to have had a cousin, Tom Alexander who married a Harlow, parents unknown. In 1907 he registered his teaching certificate in Dickens County. That is the same year that Dollie Daniel, his future wife, registered hers. They probably were there two years since there is a picture of Miss Mayfield, and she registered her certificate in the following year, 1908. He may have taught in Wichita School since there are pictures of the school, and Murchison and Counts families are in the pictures that his wife Dollie took. In World War I he registered for the draft as John Vance Alexander, residing in Mercury, McCollough, TX, age 36, born Sept. 13, 1881. He was a farmer employed by T. L. Sansom in Mercury, McCullough, Texas. He was medium height and build, blue eyes, and apparently brown hair. The date of registration was Sept. 9, 1918. In World War II he registered as John Vance Alexander, 3530 Crenshaw, Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas. His telephone number was 5-2631. He was aged 60. He was born in Robertson County, Texas on 13 Dec 1881. The person who would always know where he was was Mrs. J. F. Williams, Jr., 3530 Crenshaw, Fort Worth. His employer was H. D. Young, Postmaster, Fort Worth Post Office, Main Post Office, Lancaster & Jennings, Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas. NOTE! It appears that the month of birth was in error! Census: 1910 McCulloch County, Texas, precinct 4, enum. dist. 193, supervisors Dist. 14, sheet 35A 69/72, Alexander, John, head, m, w, 28, m1, 0, TX, AL, MS, teacher, public school, rent, house ----, Dolly, wife, f, w, 24, m1, 0, TX, AL, LA, teacher, public school (does this mean she was actually teaching school while she was expecting their first child? or did this only refer to her normal occupation?) 1930 Fort Worth, Tarrant, block #3709, Enum. dist. 220-81 Crenshaw St. 3530, 621/741, Alexander, John, head, o, 5000, radio, no, m, w, 49, m, 29, TX, MS, AL, clerk, postal ----, Lenore, wife-H, f, w, 39, m, 24, TX, US, LA, none ----, Lenore - , daughter, f, w, 10, s, TX, TX, TX, none 1940 Fort Worth,Tarrant,Texas; Roll: T627_4189; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 257-14135, own, 1500, not a farm, Williams, James F., head, m, w, 25, m, no, H4, Texas, same place, not a farm, 44 hours, truck driver, wholesale plumbing, PW, no outside income ----, Lenore (provided information), wife, f, w, 27,m, no, C-4, Texas, same place, not a farm, working at home, no outside income Alexander, John V., father-in-law, m, w, 58, wd, 8 grade, Texas, same place, 40 hours, mail clerk, post office, OA, 52 weeks, 2100, no outside income
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Note: John Vance Alexander, his wife Lenore Elizabeth "Dollie" Daniel, and their daughter Lenore Elizabeth Alexander is standing.