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Harry Brown Alexander

Harry Brown Alexander
birth: 1 Sep 1878, Franklin, Johnson Co., IN to Milton Gregg Alexander and Laura Chambers
death: 18 Jul 1953, New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas, OH
burial: Evergreen Burial Park, New Philadelphia, OH

marriage: 4 Apr 1902, Greenfield, Hancock, IN
Anna Maria Witte
birth: 15 Oct 1879, Cumberland, Marion, IN to Friedrich “Fred” Wilhelm Witte and Maria “Christine” Hartmann
death: 24 Feb 1965, Dover Twp., Tuscarawas Co., IN
burial: Evergreen Burial Park, New Philadelphia, OH

Children of Anna Maria Witte and Harry Brown Alexander:

  • George Milton, 1903-1974, m1931 wife Ruth MOOS, 1907-2011
  • Frederick William, 1905-1990, m1935 wife Della Josephine MENAPACE, 1904-1995
  • Helen Vivian, 1910-2003, never married
  • Robert Donald, 1912-2002, m1939 wife Hazel Oneida CRAIG, 1917-2006
  • Harry Brown, Jr., 1916-2003, m 1941 wife 1: Jolan Mary BOTH, 1919-1960; m 1961 wife 2: Jean GOODMAN, 1916-2007

Ancestor here lived in:

Greenfield, Hancock Co. 1880-1899
Indianapolis, Marion Co. 1900-1902
Greenfield, Hancock Co. 1902-1903
Charlottesville, Hancock Co. 1903
Hillsboro, probably Henry Co. 1904-1908

New Philadelphia, Tuscarawas Co., OH, 1908-1953

Other Information: Earlest record for this Alexander family in Indiana is 1820 Franklin Co. Census (great grandfather James ALEXANDER). Mother Laura CHAMBERS arrived Franklin Co. with family from Maryland in 1835. Harry’s early jobs were in a bicycle shop and as a moulder at Home Stove Co. in Indianapolis. Started Witte & Alexander handle mfg. factory with father-in-law Fred Witte in Greenfield in 1902 and moved factory to Charlottesville in 1903. Started Hillsboro Novelty Works in 1906 in Hillsboro. Moved to New Philadelphia, Ohio c1908 and started Columbia Mfg. Co. (wood handles) 1908-1918. Foreman, American Sheet & Tin Co. New Phila. OH 1918-1933. Owned Diamond Handle Co. 1929-1953 and Alexander Insurance Co. 1932-1953. Served on New Philadelphia City Council for several terms and was President @death. Methodist; Knights of Pythias Equity Lodge 73 (Secy); charter member and Secy of DOKK (Dramatic Order of Knights of Khorassan)

Submitted by: Judi Baumgarner

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