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Harry Kitchell Alexander
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Birth: Dec. 5, 1861
Crawford County
Illinois, USA
Death: Sep. 3, 1922
Palestine
Crawford County
Illinois, USA

Harry Kitchell Alexander formerly of the Register and for a number of years identified with the newspaper business in Palestine died at his home in this city Sabbath afternoon about 2 o'clock. Mr. Alexander had been ill all summer having suffered a nervous breakdown following an attack of influenza. His condition gradually grew worse until death relieved his suffering.

Mr. Alexander has been one of the most progressive citizens of this community, working hard for a bigger and better Palestine and using his best efforts for very good things for the city. Others have profited by his efforts while he has been satisfied with the knowledge of duty well done. Mr. Alexander was a republican with a fervor and tenacity that was not to be denied. When he went after things for his friends he got them with surmounting obstacles which appeared to be impossible. For one term he was Mayor of the Village and during his incumbency advocated several measures that he thought would develop the town, and it may be said that every improvement found in him an advocate. For 6 years he was Village Postmaster and was named his own successor by President Taft. He was a strong partisan in politics standing by his party in its reverses as in its successors. At the time of his death he was one of the state food inspectors having received his appointment from Govenor Small about a year ago.

The funeral services were conducted at the home on Tuesday, September 5 at 2 p.m. by Rev. J. G. Currey, assisted by Rev. C. T. Phillips, with burial in the Palestine Cemetery.

Mr. Alexander was the son of Thomas C and Angeline Alexander and got his early training in the Palestine School. He taught school for 5 years and worked at the carpenter trade at different times. In 1886 he bought a half interest in the Palestine Interprise being associated with his brother, Edward. On August 4, 1890, he was married to Miss Lida Emmons and moved to Chicago where he remained for 2 years. From Chicago he moved to Niantic near Illioplis, Ill., where he was in the newspaper business for a time returning to Palestine in 1893. In 1898 he went to Farmersburg, Indiana, where he was the publisher of the Farmersburg Record but returned to Palestine to publish the Palestine Reporter. His last paper venture was the Palestine Reporter.

In early manhood he became a member of the Palestine Presbyterian Church, the late E. C. Haskett Jr. joining at the same time. For some months he held the responsible position of pure food inspection for the counties of Wabash, Lawrence, Crawford, Richland, and Clark. He continued in this position until his death.

Of his dear ones left to mourn their loss are his aged mother, Mrs. Angeline Alexander, his devoted and faithful wife, Mrs. Lida Alexander, children, Harry C who is in California, Mrs. Esther B Hughes, Elizabeth F., Paul M and Jean E. Alexander, 2 brothers, Edward R. and F. D. Alexander.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas C. Alexander (1825 - 1900)
  Angeline Wilson Alexander (1838 - 1930)
 
 Spouse:
  Eliza E. Emmons Alexander (1871 - 1935)*
 
 Children:
  Harry Emmons Alexander (1891 - 1951)*
  Ester B. Alexander Hughes (1893 - 1972)*
  Paul M Alexander (1903 - 1963)*
  Elizabeth Frances Alexander Blandin (1907 - 1967)*
 
 Siblings:
  Virginia May Alexander Miesenhelder (1857 - 1909)*
  Elizabeth Alexander (1859 - 1884)*
  Harry Kitchell Alexander (1861 - 1922)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Palestine Cemetery
Palestine
Crawford County
Illinois, USA
 
Created by: Felicia (Foltz) Hoffman
Record added: Feb 28, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 125703673
Harry Kitchell Alexander
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Harry Kitchell Alexander
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