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Alexander Addy (1917)

ADDY, BROOKER, HOLMES, HOWELL, THOMPSON, WALTERS

Posted By: Mary Welty Hart
Date: 3/5/2011 at 12:10:39

The Winterset Madisonian
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, April 18, 1917

ALEXANDER ADDY

Alexander Addy of Lee township, died April 11, 1917. He was born near Cambridge, Guernsey county, Ohio, Sept. 9, 1854. He was 63 years, 7 months and 2 days old.

He was married to Mary Howell May 10, 1874. To them were born 13 children, seven sons and six daughters, one daughter dying in infancy. The names of the children are as follows: Thomas, Mrs. Emma Thompson, Charley, Clyde, Mrs. Blanch Brooker, Finley, Mrs. Hattie Holmes, Jessie, deceased, Guy, Ray, Orvie, Mrs. Leo Walters and Greta who is at home with her mother. There are 33 grand children. Besides the widow, children and grandchildren he leaves to mourn their loss five brothers and two sisters: Tillie Addy of Ohio, Ella, J. E., and Finley of Madison county; Ed of Earlham, Preston of Ohio.

Funeral services were held at the North Branch, U.B. Church on Friday, conducted by Rev. H. N. Hicks of Van Meter.

Alex Addy was a man of splendid parts, generous, fair minded and a real friend to those who stood in need of sympathy and assistance. He will be sorely missed in the neighborhood where he has lived for many years.
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The Winterset News
Winterset, Iowa
Wednesday, April 18, 1917
Page 2, Column 3

Alex Addy, a long time resident of Madison county, passed away at his home in Lee township, April 11 at the noon hour. He had been complaining most of the winter, although not confined to his bed until the last few days before his death. The sad intelligence of his death was a terrible shock to his family and friends, although it was somewhat expected the last day or two of his illness.

Mr. Addy was born in Ohio, September 9, 1854, where n\he grew up to manhood and married Miss Mary Frances Howell. He and his family came to Iowa in 1882 where has since resided.

Alex as he was familiarly called, was well known in the part of Madison county, and the south half of Dallas. Those that knew him best could remark of his generous disposition and kindness to his family and friends. Neighbors and friends will mourn his death and extend their sympathy to the bereaved family.

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