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John M. Emory Alexander (1899)


Posted By: Pat Hochstetler
Date: 2/18/2009 at 06:13:42

The Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, June 14, 1899
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John M. E. Alexander was born in Birmingham, Van Buren county, Ia., July 20, 1856, and moved with his parents to Winterset, Ia., in 1868, where he died June 9th, 1899, at the age of 42 years, 11 months and 10 days. At the age of 19 he became an earnest Christian and was faithful to the last.

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The death of Emory Alexander, which had been expected for some time, occurred Thursday night last. He had been sick a long time and had been a great sufferer.

The funeral was on Saturday afternoon at the Baptist church, Rev. A. Jacobs officiating, and was largely attended.

Emory was born in Van Buren county, Iowa, in 1856. He met with a serious accident in childhood which was a great affliction through life and to some extent impaired his natural gifts, but he made a far better use of the abilities he possessed than many who were more favored.

He had many excellent traits of character, shunned all vicious acts and associations, and was always to be found on the side of right, morality and good citizenship as he understood it. Should his epitaph be written it would fairly cover more good points than that of many a man with greater endowments and opportunities.

Winterset Reporter
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, June 15, 1899
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John M. E. Alexander died at his home in this city, Friday morning after a long and serious illness.

He was born in Birmingham, Van Buren County, Iowa, July 20, 1856, moved with his parents to Winterset in 1868. He became a Christian at the age of 19, and at the time of his death was a faithful member of the Baptist church. The funeral was held Saturday afternoon.

The Winterset News
Winterset, Iowa
Friday, June 16, 1899

Emery Alexander died Friday morning of last week. Joe Alexander of Union township and Will Alexander of Des Moines, are his brothers.

Note: Burial was in the Winterset Cemetery. No headstone has been located there.


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