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Alexander, John H. Grave Marker

Biography of John Henry Alexander of El Monte California

Although living but two years after his arrival in El Monte, John H. Alexander was well known in the vicinity and left a family which was to have much to do with the activity and future development of the town.

Born in 1829, a native of South Carolina, Mr. Alexander was educated in the public schools of his home community where he remained until after he was twenty years of age. In 1849, he crossed the plains to California by ox-team, coming first to the gold fields in the northern part of the state. Here he remained for several years engaged at mining. For a time as foreman of a mine in Drytown, Amador County, and later in Calaveras County in the same line of work.

The Works Progress Administration

El Monte: From the Pioneer Days History and Biographical Sketches

One of the Works Progress Administration projects in the 1930s was to research and write biographies of the pioneers of El Monte California. The WPA assigned this project the number of N-5740. Altogether,workers accumulated 118 biographies of men and women. These biographies range anywhere from 25 words to 1,000 words, the amount of content pursuant to available data at the researchers hands.

1932 Tourism Map of Greater Los Angeles

Los Angeles California Biographies

An Illustrated History of Los Angeles CountyAn illustrated history of Los Angeles County, California. Chicago: The Lewis publishing company. 1889 An Illustrated History of Southern CaliforniaAn illustrated history of Southern California : embracing the counties of San Diego, San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Orange, and the peninsula of Lower California, from the earliest period of …

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Pioneers on the California Trail

Membership Roll of the Pioneers of Los Angeles County

Membership Roll of the Pioneers of Los Angeles County Name,  Birthplace,  Occupation,  Arrived in County,  Residence,  Arrived in State Alvarez, Ferdinand Missouri, Butcher, May 1, 1872, 647 S. Sichel, 1872 Alvarez, Julia A. T., Housewife, July 14, 1888, Los Angeles, 1843 Anderson, L. M., Pennsylvania, Collector, July 4, 1873, Los Angeles, 1873 Anderson, Mrs. David, …

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