Martin A. Alexander, 1857-1943 [RG3803.AM]


RG3803.AM:  Martin A. Alexander, 1857-1943

Correspondence, etc.:  1929-1933

Goodland, Kan.:  Railroad man

Size:  1 folder


M.A. Alexander was born in Fayette County, Iowa, and his family headed west through Kansas in 1859. In 1871 he found a job with the St. Joseph and Denver Railroad and later worked with the Union Pacific, C.B. & Q, and C.R.I. & P. R.R. in their water departments. He died in 1943 in Goodland, Kansas.


This collection consists of two series of material: 1) Correspondence, 1929-1933; and 2) Autobiography. The collection relates mainly to the Indian uprising of 1864 along the Oregon Trail, and includes correspondence to and from survivors of Indian captivity.

Correspondents include: William Eubank, Laura Roper Vance, and Mabel Parriott.

For additional papers regarding Laura Roper Vance, see RG1507. See the Nebraska History index and the NSHS Library catalog for additional published sources regarding Laura Roper Vance and other Indian captives.


Series 1 – Correspondence, 1929-1933

Alexander, Vance, 1929, 5 pieces

Alexander, Eubank, Parriott, 1930, 10 pieces

Alexander, 1931, 1 piece

Alexander, 1932, 1 piece

Alexander, 1933, 3 pieces

Series 2 – Autobiography

Alexander, 3 typewritten pages



Alexander, Martin A., 1857-1943

Eubank, William

Frontier and pioneer life

Indian captivities

Indians of North America — Wars

Plum Creek Massacre, 1864

Vance, Laura (Roper), 1848-1930


WFS/JEK/mm   08-12-1965

kfk/dco   09-18-2003

11-13-2009   Revised TMM

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