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Alexander Henry farmer and stock-raiser, near Anaheim, was born in Edinburg, Scotland in 1838, the son of Innes and Jacobina (Nicholson) Henry. His father had seven children by his first marriage, and
eleven by the second: Alexander, who was a member of the second family, joined the English navy in 1850, and was in service throughout the Crimean war.
He was at first errand boy and then ship’s carpenter. After the war lie served six years at the shipwright’s trade at Leith. Next he joined the Sidney of Glasgow and came to San Francisco in 1860, where he worked at his trade for seven years. Subsequently he came to Southern California and purchased 200 acres of land, a mile and a quarter west of Anaheim, where for several years he was very successful in the cultivation of the vine, and also in the manufacture of wines and brandies; and
since the death of the vines two years ago, he has given his attention to general farming, stock-raising and orange culture. In his social relations he is a Free Mason and a member of the A. O. U. W.
He was married February 20, 1858, to Miss Catharine Mason, a native of Scotland, whose parents were John and Isabella (Simpson) Mason. Mr. and Mrs. Henry’s children are Innes, John M. and Archibald.