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John Chancy Alexander (1900)


Posted By: Pat Hochstetler
Date: 8/16/2009 at 14:22:26

Winterset Reporter
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, November 22, 1900
Page 3

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Sudden Demise of John C. Alexander

John Chancy Alexander, well known in this city came to his death at New Hampton, this state, last Saturday afternoon. The facts regarding his sudden demise are these:

Mr. Alexander, accompanied by his wife, left this city last week for New Hampton. They stopped on their way for a short visit with their son, William, who resides in Des Moines. They left that city Saturday afternoon for New Hampton, with the intention of spending the winter with their daughter, Mrs. Ed Johnson. They arrived at their destination at four o’clock in the afternoon. Mr. Alexander was apparently in his usual health, and at about 5:30 was being shown through the apartments occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Johnson over their bakery. Without uttering a word he fell and expired a few moments later. Physicians were immediately summoned and they pronounced heart trouble the cause of his death.

The remains were brought to this city Monday morning and the funeral occurred from the Baptist church Tuesday afternoon, conducted by Rev. Jacobs, after which his body was conveyed to its last resting place in Rock City cemetery.

Mr. Alexander had never united with any church denomination, and yet he led a straightforward and honorable life.

He was born in Highland county, Ohio, May 18, 1825. Was married to Rebecca Jane Rains, Feb. 24, 1846. Came to Iowa in 1851, settling in Van Buren county, where he remained about 17 years, when he went to Missouri. He remained there a short time when he returned to Iowa and settled in Winterset.

To them seven children were born, four of which are now living, viz: Frank, William, Joseph and Mrs. Ed. Johnson.

The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Thursday, November 22, 1900
Page 3

Death of J. C. Alexander

J. C. Alexander, of this city, died last Saturday at the home of his daughters, at New Hampton, Chickasaw county, Iowa, where he and Mrs. Alexander went on Thursday last to spend the winter. The following account is taken from the State Register: “New Hampton, Nov. 17.---Special: J. C. Alexander, of Winterset, dropped dead from heart disease early this evening. He had just arrived to visit his daughter, Mrs. M. M. Johnson. He carried an armful of wood to the second floor and expired without a sound. He was 76 years old.” The remains were brought to Winterset Monday morning, and the funeral services were held at the Baptist church Tuesday afternoon.


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