Personal Life

(Annie Alexander in Costume as a Colonial Dame) 
Annie Alexander in Costume as a Colonial Dame
In her personal life, Annie Alexander traveled with family members, corresponded with two beaus over the course of her life, and was active in the Colonial Dames, the Mecklenburg Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Stonewall Jackson Chapter of United Daughters of the Confederacy.

 
Her niece, Annie Lowrie Halliburton, recalled that Annie traveled abroad when it was uncommon for people in Charlotte to do so. In 1904, she took her mother to the St. Louis World Fair and even rode donkeys down into the Grand Canyon.
 
("An Appreciation of Dr. Annie, Another North Carolina First," Annie Alexander Vertical File, Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library)
 
Charlotte Observer, August 28, 1921
 
In 1902, the Mother’s Study Club in Charlotte re-organized and expanded its membership as well as its civic activities to include all women, hence its new name, the Charlotte Women’s Club. Dr. Annie was a long time member and leader in the organization's role in improving public health.
 
In the documents below, note Dr. Annie's name as one of the members responsible for the club's programs on matters of health. The newspaper article about the "Better Babies" campaign refers to the club's efforts in 1918, which were directed to neighborhoods of millworkers. 
 
Charlotte Women's Club   Women's Club of Charlotte   Charlotte Observer, May 3, 1918
 
Dr. Annie was an active member in First Presbyterian Church and even found time to teach Sunday School. The turn-of-the-twentieth-century below photograph shows the church from the point of view of Church Street. The path in the foreground is one that Annie Alexander would have walked when coming from her home. 
 
First Presbyterian Church, Charlotte NC
(Photograph: Art Work of Charlotte in Nine Parts)