|Birth: ||Dec. 31, 1856|
|Death: ||Apr. 22, 1881|
"Fairfield Ledger Weekly", April 27, 1881
Stricken Down by Death.
Frank W. ALEXANDER died at the home of his parents in this city Friday, from consumption, after a weary illness of many months. Frank was the youngest of six children born to W. K. and E. ALEXANDER, of whom but two now survive, a brother and a sister. He was born in this city Dec. 31, 1856, and in the identical room in which his death occurred. Passing his earlier days as do most boys, in 1873 he entered the C., R. I. & P. office in this city and began the study of telegraphy; during this same year he also held a clerkship in the office of the clerk of the district court. Returning to the railroad in the spring of 1874, he perfected his training and remained with the company until the summer of 1878, serving both as operator and agent at Platte City, Mo., Allerton, and in this city. Frank then entered the store of his elder brother here, and remained until the business was closed up, after the death of the latter in 1879, he aiding in all the work. He again resumed his work at his profession and continued until failing health last summer compelled him to resign. A trip to the Colorado mountains it was thought strengthened him, but on his return to Iowa disease again grasped him; when he had decided to return to Colorado it was found too late. Since then his decline has been steady, and death has finally claimed a young man of promise, who scarce a twelve month ago was the picture of health. In his profession he was skillful and diligent, as in all other business relations. Quick to see and act, honest and industrious he will be missed in his old home. The remains were interred in this city Sunday, Rev. F. W. EVANS officiating, and the Knights of Pythias taking charge of the burial.
The Knights of Pythias, of this city, passed the following resolutions upon the death of their brother, F. W. ALEXANDER:
Whereas, The judge of all has called our beloved brother to pass through the valley of death, thereby leaving his chair vacant in this lodge room and filling our hearts with sadness: therefore,
Resolved, That we have met with a sorrowful loss by the death of our young brother, Frank W. ALEXANDER, cut down in the morning of his manhood, whose sun had scarcely risen above the hilltops and whose usefulness was just beginning to be felt in the lodge and in society, and that as a proper tribute for his memory this lodge be draped in mourning for the period of thirty days.
Resolved, That to the bereaved family of our deceased brother we tender our kindest sympathies.
J. J. CUMMINGS,
S. C. FARMER,
F. R. FEGAN,
William Knox Alexander (1814 - 1901)
Elizabeth Fore Alexander (1821 - 1906)
Created by: Richard K Thompson
Record added: Jul 26, 2010
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