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Thomas Alexander - 1910

ALEXANDER, DALEY, BROWN, HOLMES

Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 11/16/2020 at 00:28:46

The Daily Gate City
Keokuk, Iowa
30 May 1910

THOMAS ALEXANDER
AN OLD CITIZEN

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Aged Colored Man Died at His Home
on Edge of City Saturday
Night at 9:45

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After having spent many years of his life in Keokuk, Thomas Alexander, one of Keokuk's oldest citizens, passed away about ten o'clock at his home, Twenty-first and Blondeau street, Saturday night. Death came to the old colored gentleman after two years of suffering from dropsy.

It is presumed that the deceased was nearly eighty years, having been born long ago in slave times and came to this city in 1861 after the colored race was emancipated. The deceased was a firm believer in christianity and took an active part in church work. He was for many years a member of the Seventh Street Baptist church of this city, being a deacon and church treasurer for a number of years.

Funeral services will be held this afternoon at Hamilton, Crimmins and Chase, undertakers, having charge of the body, which was removed across the river.

The surviving relatives of the deceased are two daughters and one sister, the daughters being Mrs. Lucy Daley and Mrs. Mary Brown of this city, and sister Mrs. Maria Holmes, also of Keokuk.


 

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