Woman of the Century/Jane Grace Alexander
JANE GRACE ALEXANDER. ALEXANDER, Miss Jane Grace, pioneer woman-banker, born in Winchester, N. H., 26th October, 1848. She is a daughter of Edward and Lucy Capron Alexander, highly respected people of Puritan ancestry and of sterling qualities. Miss Alexander was educated in the Winchester schools, and finished her course in Glenwood Seminary, Brattleboro, Vt. After graduating she taught school for a time, and then accepted the position she now holds in the Winchester National Bank. For twenty years or more she has pursued the path of her choice, until now she is the long-time assistant cashier of the National bank, and the treasurer of the savings bank of her native town. In 1881, at the time of the incorporation of the Security Savings Bank, Miss Alexander was elected treasurer, being the first woman to fill such a position. She has been a successful business woman and has always made it a point to enjoy her success. She drives her own horses and indulges in a flower garden. The bank is made cheery and bright with blossoms of her own growing, and through all the details of her official duties the woman's presence shines out, glorifying and beautifying the whole place. As superintendent of a Sabbath school and president of a Chautauqua class, she has long been a leading spirit in the village, and she has abundantly shown what a true-hearted, earnest woman may attain in the line of business.