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Alexander, I H

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NOTE: 10 October 1894
About 12 o'clock, midnight, Wednesday, I.H Alexander, aged 67, passed away after a short confinement to his bed. Mr. Alexander has been failing since last spring, but would not give up till the last moment. He was one of the oldest settlers of this country and a highly respected citizen. He leaves a wife, three sons and two daughters to mourn his loss. He was a veteran of the Mexican war. His father Richard Alexander settled on the Levi Thomas place in about the year 1827 or 28, coming here from Ohio. Of I.H brothers and sisters (12 in number) only three are living. George, John and Wesley. George is lying at the point of death at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alva Breaks; John, who lives near Topeka Kansas, and Wesley, residing in southern IL, are here. After returning from the Mexican war, I.H. located his land warrant in White county and lived there a few years, returning to Warren county where he stayed a short time after which he came to this county and located a mile south of New Richmond, living there until a year age when he moved into town. In the year 1847 he married Acenith Smith, Daughter of a pioneer who came here about the time the Alexanders came, and from the same state. There were ten children, five of whom are dead, Louisa, wife of Dr. G.
W. Dewey Lives near Crawfordsville; Alma lives at home, Bayless lives just west of town, Grant, on the old home place south of town and J. M. the youngest lives at home. Mr. Alexander was a man of more than ordinary intelligence and in his younger days was a debater of note and always informed on current events. Born Dec 15, 1826. He was 67 years, 9 months and 26 days old. Funeral services will be held at the house today at 2 o'clock p.m. Thos. Shanklin will conduct the services. Interment at the New Richmond Cemetery. S. R. Tribute by funeral director

Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal Tuesday, 16 October 1894

The death of I. H. Alexander occurred at his home in New Richmond, Thursday, Oct. 11. Although for some time he had been ill it did not seem a fatal disease until recently, when more serious developments appeared, and he was confined to his bed only one week. Mr. Alexander was quite old and leaves an aged wife and five children to mourn his loss.  The funeral services were conducted at the house by Rev. T. C. Shanklin, of Linden. The I. O. G. T., of which order he was a member, conducted the services at the grave. The sympathy of the community is with the bereaved family. -s

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