|Birth: ||Jul. 26, 1827|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 29, 1912|
Dr. J. S. Alexander Met With Accident that Caused His Death
Dr. J. S. Alexander an aged and respected citizen, and retired physician of this city, met with an accident Wednesday morning, February 28th, which resulted in his death about 5 o'clock the next afternoon. The aged doctor who had been failing in health recently, was quite feeble, and while carrying out a box of ashes fell, and striking the box in such as way as he fell, that he broke a rib and sustained injuries that resulted in his death.
The coroner's inquest was held Friday morning. The jury was composed of the following: M. C. Burnett, foreman; W. T. Pawley, A. B. Calhoun, Neal Tosh, Geo. Zoll, E. C. Hammel, clerk, and returned the following verdict: We, the undersigned jurors, sworn to inquire of the death of Dr. J. S. Alexander on oath, do find that he came to his death by injuries caused from his fall on a box.
J. S. Alexander was born July 26th 1827 in the state of New York, and died at his home in Waverly, February 29th 1912 at the age of 84 years, 7 months, and 3 days.
At the age of three years, his parents moved to a farm near Clyde, Ohio where he grew to manhood. He attended college at Oberlin, also the Electic Medical College in Cincinnati and graduated from that school in 1855.
The following year he settled on a farm near Oxford, Ill. And in 1867 moved to Prairie City where he was engaged in the active practice of medicine. He has made his home in Waverly during the last eleven years of his life where he has many friends and the high respect of all.
July 15th, 1850 he was married to Mary E. Emerick and to them two children born, Charles W. and Mrs. L. B. Jarrett. These with the faithful wife, are still living.
Soon after coming to Illinois he became a Christian, uniting with the Advent Christian denomination and lived a consistent Christian life. He was a devoted Bible student, that Book being his constant study especially in the last years of his life.
Funeral services were held in the Waverly Christian church, Sunday afternoon, March the 3rd, at 1:30 o'clock conducted by Rev. Guy B. Williamson, and interment in East Cemetery.
Waverly Journal Newspaper
March 8, 1912
Mary Elizabeth Emerick Alexander (1831 - 1921)
Charles W Alexander (1853 - 1955)*
Waverly East Cemetery
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