|Birth: ||Feb. 25, 1854|
|Death: ||Jun. 25, 1913|
Lovisa Comstock Snyder was born in February, 1854 in Sacramento, California where her parents had gone to run a boarding house for the miners during the gold rush days of 1849. When she was just a few months old, they returned to the Salt Lake Valley where her father owned farms, saw mills, and boarding houses around northern Utah. Her mother, Sarah Hatch Snyder, died in 1861 when she was just seven years old and she was cared for by her father's other wives and her older sisters.
When she was just 16 years old, she married Charles M. Alexander and they made their home in Heber in Wasatch county, Utah. In addition to her family and her church callings, Lovisa was also an active business woman. She owned a millinary shop in Heber, making and selling hats and clothing and also managed the local telephone switchboard/company after telephone service was brought into Heber.
Lovisa and Charles had nine children, losing her two oldest daughters in a typhoid fever epidemic in 1893 when they were just seven and ten years old. She had also lost a baby son when he was just an infant. Her remaining six children grew to adulthood.
When Lovisa was almost 60 years old (1913), she developed a cancerous tumor and succumbed to the disease. Charles Alexander lived another 22 years dying in 1935. Both are buried in the Heber cemetery.
Obituary: Watsatch Wave, Heber, Utah
"Mrs. Lovisa Alexander Answers Last Summons"
Heber, June 26...After a long and serious illness, Mrs. Lovisa Alexander, wife of Charles M. Alexander, died today at her home in Heber, surrounded by her husband, part of her family, relatives and friends. Mrs. Alexander was a bright, intelligent, energetic woman and an active worker in the Church. She was one of the stake presidency of the Relief society for 15 years and was well and favorably known throughout the Wasatch stake for her _____ intelligent labors. She was operated on for appendicitis in a Salt Lake hospital August 8, 1912. On Jan. 4, 1913, she again went under an operation and it was found that she had cancer of the bowels. She rallied from the operation, which was a very serious one, and gained some strength. Again on Feb. 10, she passed through the third operation and has been in a serious condition ever since.
Mrs. Alexander was a competent business woman. She had charge of the public telephone for some 15 years here in Heber. She was the daughter of the late Judge George G. Snyder of Summit County and Sarah Hatch. She was born Feb. 25, 1854, near Sacramento, Cal., but lived practically all her life in Utah. She was married to C.M. Alexander in Salt Lake City, Dec. 26, 1871, and soon after came to Heber, where she has lived practically ever since. She was the mother of 10 children, six of whom survive her. They are Mrs. Wm T. Wooton, Louis, Mrs. J. H. Price, Guy B., Blaine, and Nellie. Also six grandchildren and a husband, 11 brothers and 15 sisters. The time of the funeral has not yet been arranged.
George Gideon Snyder (1819 - 1887)
Sarah Wilder Hatch Snyder (1821 - 1861)
Charles M. Alexander (1846 - 1935)
Blanche M. Alexander Murdock (1873 - 1893)*
Luella S. Alexander (1876 - 1893)*
Charles S. Alexander (1881 - 1882)*
Guy Becker Alexander (1888 - 1917)*
ALEXANDER / [left]: MOTHER / LOUISA C. / FEB. 25, 1854 / JUNE 25, 1913 [right]: FATHER / CHARLES M. / NOV. 21, 1846 / AUG. 30, 1935
Note: Three very small stones placed south of this stone read, left to right: R O E / MOTHER / FATHER
Heber City Cemetery
Plot: Alexander Plot near GPS coordinates N40.51672 W111.40250 (decimal degrees, GPS 84 datum)
Maintained by: Catherine
Originally Created by: H. Tracy Hall, Jr.
Record added: Mar 06, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13550009