William C. Jones papers 1862-1863
John H. Alexander (1828-1919) served as a surgeon with the 27th Indiana infantry regiment during the Civil War, and later worked as a druggist. He married Mary Tarkington, author Booth Tarkington's aunt, and had at least one son, Joseph H. Alexander, who also worked in the pharmaceutical industry. Joseph H. Alexander married Myrilla M. Anderson (b.1869) in 1893, and they had one daughter, Margaret June Alexander, born on January 17, 1894. Margaret, a talented young pianist, performed throughout the country and pursued a musical career following her 1912 graduation from the Metropolitan School of Arts in Indianapolis, Indiana. She performed with Mischel Kurzene under the stage name Vonya Alexandre.