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Alexander, D. R. - Sgt
D.R. ALEXANDER, St. Nicholas Hotel, Corry, was born May 9, 1828, near Franklin, Venango Co., Penn., where he also received his education. He learned the rolling mill business, in which he engaged seven years. In 1849, he was a member of the engineer corps which surveyed the Lake Shore Railroad. Our subject has been engaged in the hotel business for upward of thirty years. He was located in Milwaukee, Wis.; Pittsfield, Warren Co., Penn., where he also sold groceries. From the year 1852 to 1861, he engaged in lumbering. During the late war, he acted as Sergeant in Company I, Fourteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry, serving from 1862 to 1865. He has also been interested in the oil business, and was for several years at Irvinton; has besides sunk wells in different localities. He was located at one time at Tidioute, Penn., as manager of a grocery store. He was steward of the Riddell House, Bradford, Penn., one season. He returned to Corry June 27, 1883, and now runs the St. Nicholas. D.R. Alexander was united in marriage with Mary B., youngest daughter of M.C. Dalrymple, first Sheriff of Warren County. She departed this life in 1859. Our subject married his second wife in 1868. She was Miss D.M. Anderson, of Columbus, Penn., and has been the accountant of No. 1 Lodge, Equitable Aid Union, since its organization in 1879. This marriage has resulted in the birth of four children, two boys and two girls.
History of Erie Co PA 1884