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
History of Shelby County, Indiana, "Shelbyville
Sketches," page 512, Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1887.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming
From Boetcker's Picturesque Shelbyville, 1909