|Birth: ||Oct. 11, 1890|
|Death: ||May 3, 1968|
Bessie Lucretia Ellison Alexander was the daughter of William Marshall and Catherine Ausmus Ellison. She married Benjamin Franklin "Frank" Alexander, son of David Brawley & Esther Charity Carr Alexander. (Sources: Ohio marriage record, death record for Bess E. Alexander and "Old Speedwell Families, Revised and Updated" By Lawrence Edwards & Joy Edwards Davis).
Many thanks to Find A Grave contributors Larry and Edie Doepel for the obituary published in the La Follette Press on May 9, 1968:
"Funeral Held For Former Teacher, Bess Alexander
Funeral services were held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the First Baptist Church of Lafollette, for Mrs. Bess Ellison Alexander of LaFollette, who passed away last Friday morning at 9:15 at Cleveland Clinic Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, where she had been visiting Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Alexander. She had been stricken ill on April 18.
She was the widow of Benjamin Franklin Alexander, an attorney and civic leader in Clinton, who died May 7, 1940. Since her husband's death she had taught in Sitka and Wrangle, Alaska, and on the Truk Island of the Carolines, where she was employed by the U.S. Navy to instruct foreign children after the end of World War II. After spending two years on Truk she went to Honolulu, where she was a teacher in the Baptist Academy for three years. She then returned to the States and taught in Portland, Oregon and Spokane, Washington for several years. In earlier life she had been a teacher in Campbell, Anderson and Claiborne Counties.
Last year she returned here from Portland and had been making her home in the Town House Apartments. She was a member of the LaFollette First Baptist Church, and also of the Order of the Eastern Star, the Delta Kappa Gamma Society and the LaFollette Garden Club.
She was the daughter of the late Marshal and Catherine Ellison, of historic "Speedwell", Valley in the Speedwell Community
[omission in published obituary]
now the home of her brother-in-law and sister, Prof. and Mrs. Earl Hobson Smith, in Powell.
[Survivors of Mrs. Alexander not included in this FAG copy of the obituary for the privacy of those who may still be living.]
Services were conducted by the Rev. J. E. Ledbetter and the Rev. Paul D. Quirk. Pallbearers were [nephews of Mrs. Alexander's late husband].
Burial was in the Ellison Family Plot of the cemetery at Speedwell. Martin Funeral Home in charge."
William Marshall Ellison (1854 - 1935)
Catherine Ausmus Ellison (1864 - 1940)
Benjamin Franklin Alexander (1892 - 1940)
Sarah Elizabeth Alexander (1923 - 1923)*
Maintained by: Janet
Originally Created by: Ann Bowman
Record added: Jul 17, 2009
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