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Harrison Alexander
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Birth: Oct. 23, 1840
North Carolina, USA
Death: May 19, 1916
High Point
Guilford County
North Carolina, USA

"The Review, High Point, NC, Thursday, May 25, 1916
DEATH OF AGED CITIZEN
Harrison Alexander, aged 75 years, who had lived more than half his life in High Point, died Friday afternoon at his home on English street after a brief illness. Mr. Alexander was one of the few remaining pioneer citizens who have reached the three-quarters of a century mark. He ws well and favorably known and his passing brings sadness to his innumerable friends and acquaintances.

Deceased was born October 23, 1840, near Spring Garden and had lived in this county all his life. He was married to Miss Sallie Jarrell, who preceded him to the grave 15 years ago. Thee sons and four daughters resulted from this union, all of whom are living except two sons. A. E. Alexander, member of the city council and a prominent merchant; Misses Minnie, Ida and Mary Alexander and Mrs. C. F. Long survive.

Nearly 40 years ago he entered the mercantile business here and for a number of years conducted a very successful business in later years, being succeedd by his son in the conduct of the establishment.

Mr. Alexander saw much service in the war between the states, having been in 21 battles during the four years he fought beneath the flag of the Confederacy. He was in the big battles of Manassas and Gettysburg.

He was a very active man and possessed considerable property at the time of his death. He was on the streets two days before his death.

The funeral services were conducted from the residence Saturday afternoon at 5 o'clock in charge of Rev. Gilbert T. Rowe, of Wesley Memorial .M. E. church who told of the simple, unassuming life of the deceased who had wrought well for his home and town.

The pallbearers were George A. Matton, W. C. Jones, J. E. Kirkman, W. P. Pickett, E. D. Steele, J. A. Clinard and Drs. D. A. Stanton and H. C. Pitts. The Daughters of the Confederacy took charge of the many pretty floral designs." 
 
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 Parents:
  George Alexander (1798 - 1868)
  Mary Garrett Alexander (1809 - 1860)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Jarrell Alexander (1842 - 1901)*
 
 Children:
  Alzanon Eugene Alexander (1869 - 1956)*
  Minnie Belle Alexander (1873 - 1968)*
  Mary Alexander (1874 - 1965)*
  Mina Jarrell Alexander Long (1881 - 1962)*
 
 Siblings:
  Nancy Ann Alexander*
  Franklin C Alexander (1833 - 1860)*
  Martha Jane Alexander Julian (1837 - 1855)*
  Harrison Alexander (1840 - 1916)
  Matilda L Alexander (1848 - 1885)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakwood Municipal Cemetery
High Point
Guilford County
North Carolina, USA
 
Created by: Mary Louise Reynolds
Record added: Jun 13, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 131320789
 

 
 
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