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Rev Samuel Alexander
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Birth: Jun. 23, 1837, Canada
Death: 1918

ALEXANDER, Rev. Samuel
Mt. Pleasant Township - Rev. Samuel Alexander, pastor of the M.E. Church at Butler, was born in Toronto, Canada, June 23, 1837. His father, Robert Alexander, who was born in Scotland, received an excellent education in the schools of Dublin and London. He came to Canada at an early day, and settled there permanently. His wife was of English parentage, and was born in England, emigrating to this country in her youth. The subject of this sketch acquired a good education at the schools in Toronto, supplementing it by an attendance at the Ruthven Institute. In 1859, he commenced to preach, and in June, 1862, joined the Wesleyan Conference, and preached in Western Canada for three and a half years, when his throat became afflicted, making a change of climate necessary. He moved to Missouri, and settled at Marshall, in Saline County, and was the only man who would or did, take the iron-clad oath, which was necessary in order that he might preach. He met with great opposition, but his zeal for the Master's cause and determination to do his duty, overcame every obstacle. He has held numerous appointments; was at Little Rock, Arkansas, and Jefferson City, Missouri, where he was elected chaplain of the senate. Wherever he has labored, churches have been revived and much good done by his ministrations. Mr. Alexander married Miss Laura M. Pinney, in 1868. She was the daughter of H.H. Pinney, of Lorrain County, Ohio, and is the only sister of Mrs. Horr, wife of the Hon. R.G. Horr, M.C. from the Eighth District of Michigan, and sister of Dr. C.H. Pinney, of Council Bluffs, Iowa. She is an accomplished lady, and much devoted to the cause in which her husband is engaged. They have one daughter, Carrie E., a young miss of twelve years. Mr. A. received the appointment to the M.E. Church in Butler, in April, 1882, coming here from Sedalia, Missouri. (History of Bates County, Missouri, 1883)
 
 
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  Carolyn E. Alexander (____ - 1925)
 
Note: 1760
 
Burial:
Ithaca Cemetery
Ithaca
Gratiot County
Michigan, USA
 
Created by: Glenn Geirland
Record added: Oct 28, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43628601
Rev Samuel Alexander
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 Added: May. 7, 2010
 
 
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