Golden wedding anniversary on Christmas Day 1899

Charles and Nancy were married in Springfield Illinois, on December 25,1849. In 1899 they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with many friends and well-wishers at their home in Lake Hill (a subdivision in Saanich, BC). Read more
More than 400 descendants have been documented and many still live on Vancouver Island, Salt Spring Island and on the mainland. In 1980, Alexander Park in Victoria was dedicated in honour of their son Frederick Douglas Alexander and his wife Mary Louisa (nee Barnswell) Alexander.

The studio portrait is 10 years later. The dress was made for their 60th wedding anniversary. Image: Studio portrait of Charles and Nancy Alexander on their 60th wedding anniversary. Image Courtesy of Royal BC Museum and Archives