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John W. Alexander, the proprietor of a merchant tailoring establishment at Piqua, is one of the progressive and enterprising young business men of this city. He was born at this place, June 1, 1875, a son of M. W. and Frances Elizabeth (Aspinwall) Alexander, of Piqua, whose other children were: E. E., who is engaged in the grocery business at Piqua; Walter W., and Mattie Belle, the wife of C. D. McCoy. John W. Alexander secured his educational training in the public schools of Piqua, after leaving which he entered the grocery business as a clerk, at the age of sixteen years. He continued in that line for four years, then turning his attention to the clothing business, with which he was identified the next two years, and in 1917 became proprietor of his present business. He has built up an excellent patronage at Piqua, where he is recognized as one thoroughly capable in his line and possessed of honorable business principles. Mr. Alexander married L. Kye Cox, of Piqua:, and they have three children: Ralph W., who is identified with the Hobart Manufacturing Company, at Troy; Ida Isabel, who is attending school, and Hazel Louise. The family was prominent in movements assisting the winning of the great war. Mr. and Mrs. Alexander applied them selves to energetic work in the various big bond drives, and otherwise; Hazel Louise assisted in the way of selling war savings stamps; Ida Isabel was an untiring worker in knitting sweaters, etc., for the boys overseas; and Ralph was a member of the American Expeditionary Forces, serving for ten months. in France and seeing active fighting in the last great victory drive as a member of the Third corps, Light Artillery. Mr. Alexander is a member of the Knights of Pythias and the Yeomen of America an d has numerous friends in fraternal and business circles.

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