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Alexander, Jacob Carlyle

Alexander, Jacob Carlyle

Male 1904 - 1963  (58 years)

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  • Name Alexander, Jacob Carlyle 
    Birth 17 Oct 1904  Toccoa, Fannin County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number I57532 
    Death 18 Mar 1963  Danville, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I57532  Caswell County
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2023 

    Father Living 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Living 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F22836  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Living 
     1. Living
     2. Living
    Family ID F22275  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2023 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 18 Mar 1963 - Danville, Virginia Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Jacob Carlisle Alexander
    Alex's Cafe (Yanceyville, NC), 1940
    Garnett Cooper, Joe Powell, George Anderson at Alex's Cafe

    Jacob Carlisle Alexander Obituary, The Bee (Danville, VA), 18 Mar 1963
    Alex's Cafe (Yanceyville, NC) 1940s

  • Notes 
    • Jacob Carlyle (Alex) Alexander (1904-1963)

      Jacob Carlyle (Alex) Alexander (1904-1963)

      Jacob Carlyle (Alex) Alexander (1904-1963)

      Alex's Cafe (Yanceyville, NC) 1940s


      Alex's Cafe (Yanceyville, North Carolina)

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      J. C. Alexander, Well-Known Here, Dies at His Home

      Jacob Carlyle (Alex) Alexander died this morning at 5:50 o'clock at his home, 225 Flora Ave. He apparently suffered a heart attack while preparing to go to work.

      Mr. Alexander was a native of Toccoa, Ga., born Oct. 17, 1904. He was a son of the late David Hall Alexander and Cora Robertson Alexander. He lived in Danville for 37 years and for the past 23 years he was employed as a clerk by the Danville Post Office. He formerly operated Alex's Cafe in Yanceyville, N.C. for a number of years. On Oct. 18, 1926, he married Miss Maude Keener, who survives.

      Mr. Alexander was a member of the Baptist faith. He was also a member of the Kiwanis Club of Yanceyville, Loyal Order of Moose, Caswell Brotherhood Lodge of Masons and the Danville Consistory Scottish Rite, Acca Temple.

      In May 1962, Mr. Alexander was appointed national vice-president of the United Federation of Post Office Clerks, a post placing him in charge of employee relations between the federation and the department in the states of Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina and South Carolina. At the time of his appointment, Mr. Alexander was the first Virginian ever to be named a member of the national executive committee.

      Besides his wife he is survived by two sons, David Ronald Alexander of Atlanta, Ga., and Milton Carlyle Alexander, New York, and two sisters: Mrs. Charles Summers, Falls Church, and Mrs. B. S. Chatman of Chattanooga, Tenn.

      Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Wrenn-Yeatts Chapel and interment will be in Highland Burial Park. The body will rest at the funeral home prior to the services and the family will be at 225 Floral Ave.

      The Bee (Danville, Virginia), Monday, 18 March 1963.

      Ideal Cafe

      The Caswell Messenger (Yanceyville, NC)

      July 14, 1932: “Caswell To Be Made Famous By Restaurant.” New stucco building between bank and Messenger office going up by W. H. Hooper and Son. “A beautiful front somewhat like the Old Curiosity Shop, of London.” Joseph Iman, “highly esteemed townsman,” to operate fashionable place that “will take its place in history with Delmonico’s in New York.”

      October 1932: Inman’s Cafe to be called “Ideal” as a result of a contest among citizens.

      The Idel Cafe became Alex's Cafe when the business was purchased by Jacob Carlyle (Alex) Alexander (1904-1963).

      "Well it [Alex's Cafe] never reached international acclaim, but it did serve good hot dogs and I came to love Fudge Ripple ice cream there. Alex was a Supervisor with the US Postal Service in Danville and his son Carlyle was one of the original 747 pilots. My grandfather worked the Cafe some, carried mail from Yanceyville to Danville, delivered the Danville newspapers along the route and was known to taxi a few of the boys to Danville so they could go to the movies." Source: Phil Harris 20 January 2022 Post to Rick Frederick's Facebook Page.

      U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
      Name: Jacob C Alexander
      Gender: Male
      Residence Year: 1929
      Street address: 167 Gray
      Residence Place: Danville, Virginia, USA
      Occupation: Employee
      Spouse: Maude Alexander
      Publication Title: Danville, Virginia, City Directory, 1929

      1930 United States Federal Census
      Name: Jacob C Alexander
      Gender: Male
      Birth Year: abt 1905
      Birthplace: Georgia
      Race: White
      Home in 1930: Danville, Danville (Independent City), Virginia
      Marital Status: Married
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Spouse's Name: Maude F Alexander
      Father's Birthplace: South Carolina
      Mother's Birthplace: South Carolina
      Household Members: Name Age
      Jacob C Alexander 25
      Maude F Alexander 26
      Carlyle M Alexander 0

      1940 United States Federal Census
      Name: Jacob C Alexander
      Age: 35
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1905
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Birthplace: Georgia
      Marital Status: Married
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Home in 1940: Danville, Danville City, Virginia
      Street: J Vera Finia Avenue
      House Number: 228
      Farm: No
      Inferred Residence in 1935: Rural, Caswell, North Carolina
      Residence in 1935: Rural, Caswell, North Carolina
      Resident on farm in 1935: Yes
      Sheet Number: 62B
      Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 98
      Occupation: Maid Clerk
      House Owned or Rented: Owned
      Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 3000
      Attended School or College: No
      Highest Grade Completed: High School, 4th year
      Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 20
      Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in Government work
      Weeks Worked in 1939: 48
      Income: 1600
      Income Other Sources: No
      Household Members: Name Age
      Jacob C Alexander 35
      Maud K Alexander 36
      Carly W Alexander 10
      Ronald Alexander 5