Alexander  McLane

          Alexander McLane was born in County Darry, Ireland, October 28, 1831.  He is the son of  William and Anna (Irvin) McLane, both of whom were natives of the Emerald Isle.  The family came to America in 1851, and on June ?th of that year, settled in Shelbyville.  Here his father died in August, 1851, and his mother in October, 1869.  The subject of our sketch is the youngest of five children, two of whom are now living.  He was educated in Ireland before his family came to the United States.  In the summer of 1851, Mr. McLane began learning the carpenter's trade, and has since continued that occupation with considerable success.  In 1866, he went to Ireland, and while there wedded  Miss Mary A. Given.  Mr. McLane, with his wife, returned to Shelbyville during the same year.  Only one child was born to this union,  Annie I.  Mrs. McLane died in 1870, and the subject of this sketch has since wedded  Miss Angeline E. Linton,  a native of Pennsylvania.  They have five children,  Gertrude,  James,  Bertha,  Robert and  William.  In politics, Mr. McLane is a Democrat.  He and his wife are members of the Presbyterian Church, and are faithful in their attendance.  He is a respected and honored citizen.
History of Shelby County, Indiana,  "Shelbyville Sketches," page 512, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1887.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

Gertrude McLane
From Boetcker's Picturesque Shelbyville, 1909

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