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Flag Honors Irish Immigrant

It looks like an ordinary flag, but it is not.  It is the coffin flag of one of my immigrant ancestors, and he is honored by its flight above the Chester County Historical Society.

 Claude H. Alexander was born in Dublin in 1894, the third son born to Joseph Fisher Alexander and his wife Kathleen.  Joseph was a civil engineer and work was hard to find in Ireland, so he took a job designing bridges for the Union Pacific Railroad in Quebec. His wife and two older sons went with him in 1905 to Canada; Claude and his younger brother were left behind with his Aunt Edie.

Genealogy Workshop

Chester County Historical Society to Host Genealogy Workshop

Saturday, May 6, 2017