W. W. Alexander is a native of Camden, Preble Co., Ohio, of Irish ancestry. He was reared in his native county and enlisted in the late war, on the first call for volunteers, in the Twentieth Ohio Infantry. He afterward enlisted in the Thirteenth Missouri Infantry, which was afterward changed to the Twenty-second Ohio Infantry, serving in said company three years. He came to Richmond in the fall of 1864, and immediately became connected with the Volunteer Fire Department, being Foreman of the hose part of the time. Since its organization as pay department he has served in minute department until his election as Chief, in 1879, since which he has held that position by being annually re- elected. The company is well organized and managed, and as Chief of the Fire Department Mr. Alexander has shown his efficiency.



History of Wayne County, Indiana. Chicago: Inter-State Publishing Co. 1884. Volume 2. Page 154.