Transcribed from History of Labette County, Kansas and its Representative Citizens, ed. & comp. by Hon. Nelson Case. Pub. by Biographical Publishing Co., Chicago, Ill. 1901

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D. A. Alexander

D. A. ALEXANDER, deceased, was for many years a prominent citizen of Chetopa, Labette county, Kansas. He was born in Pennsylvania, and was a son of William and Elizabeth Alexander, who were also natives of that state.

When Mr. Alexander was but one year old his parents moved to Ohio, and his early life was spent on his father's farm. He attended the common schools of the county. In 1877 he removed to Chetopa, Kansas, where he acted as general agent for the Standard Oil Company, and supplied Chetopa and several other surrounding towns with oil. He also conducted the Ohio Hotel at Chetopa for several years. In 1890 he bought a farm in Hackberry township, which his widow recently sold. He also owned some town property in Chetopa. This Mrs. Alexander has traded for her present home in Richland township, on which she has made many improvements. The barns and house are new, and the place is one of the most desirable in the county. Mrs. Alexander has successfully carried on general farming since her husband's death, and has shown superior management and good executive ability in so doing. Her husband's death was greatly mourned in Chetopa and the vicinity, as he was a man of genial and pleasing personality, and had many friends in the county.

Mr. Alexander was united in marriage with Caroline A. Haines, who was born in Logan county, Ohio. in 1837. She is a daughter of Hutson and Sarah (Foster) Haines, and is one of six children, the others being: Wesley; John Nelson; Thomas; Jedaiah; and Annie (Carter), who lives in Ohio. Mr. Haines followed farming all his life, and was very successful.

Mr. and Mrs. Alexander's union was blessed with four daughters, whose names are: Sarah Elizabeth; Mary Ann; Minta; and Blanche. Sarah Elizabeth (Chatman) was born in Ohio; her husband is in the milling business in Colorado, and they have four boys. Mary Ann (Pace) lives in Parsons, Kansas, and has one son and one daughter. Minta (Williams) lives seven miles west of her mother's farm. Blanche (Buckley) lives with her mother, and has one son, - William.

Mr. Alexander was a Democrat, in politics. Fraternally, he was a Mason and belonged to the lodge at Chetopa. Mrs, Alexander attends the Methodist church at Chetopa. She is well known in that city, and has many warm friends throughout the county.