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Gertrude Fisher Alexander

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Re: Gertrude Fisher Alexander

Posted: 13 Feb 2013 8:49AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 14 Feb 2013 2:21PM GMT
Well, something's very strange!

My Clifford and his family lived in Springfield, Mass., where Clifford and Gertrude wed in 1908. Since Gertrude was in NY with her family in 1910, I checked records to be sure I had the correct person. Her family indeed had moved to Springfield for a short time and was there at the time of Clifford and Gertrude's marriage. Gertrude was listed as a widow in the 1910 census, but I know for a fact that my Clifford Alexander did not die. There was a notice in a 1912 NY paper that a girl was born to Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Alexander, which appears to be an announcement of Eathol's birth. (If Gertrude and Clifford weren't together in 1910, did they "reunite" to have Eathol and Maurice? My Clifford is absent from Mass. from 1910 to 1915, so he may very well have been in NY with Gertrude at that time. If my Clifford is indeed the father of Maurice, my guess is he was born c1915-1916).

The odds seem astronomical that the same Gertrude Fisher would marry someone named Clifford A. Alexander then marry (or have children with) someone named Clifton A. Alexander (the attached record shows Clifton wed Doris Laro on 10 Apr 1921).

Clifton Alexander was born in NH, and died in Maine. In 1910, he was living in Vermont (his name is listed on the censuses as Clifford). In 1918 and 1921 he was in NH. It doesn't seem like he was ever in NY to have met and married Gertrude. Plus, if he died in Maine, why was the reading of his will in Mass.? My Clifford Alexander, who died in Calif. in 1945, was from Mass., and he had family living there at that time. Is it possible they have the timeframe for the reading of the will incorrect? OR, is is possible that a will could be read 23 years after a person's death?

For some reason, I don't always get an email from Ancestry when someone replies to my post (I didn't get one that showed you replied on 2/12). If you get email copies of paperwork, I'd love to see them. You can email me directly at


PS--How is Elmer Fisher related to Gertrude?
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
DonnaMilano 13 Aug 2012 8:51PM GMT 
aurina 14 Aug 2012 2:26AM GMT 
kathydon217 14 Aug 2012 2:54AM GMT 
DonnaMilano 14 Aug 2012 1:26PM GMT 
aurina 14 Aug 2012 8:12PM GMT 
DonnaMilano 15 Aug 2012 1:47PM GMT 
mbaker2661 9 Feb 2013 6:02AM GMT 
DonnaMilano 11 Feb 2013 5:47PM GMT 
mbaker2661 12 Feb 2013 10:53PM GMT 
DonnaMilano 13 Feb 2013 3:49PM GMT 
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