|Birth: ||Mar. 29, 1842|
|Death: ||Aug. 4, 1917|
Thursday, August 9, 1917, Danville, Indiana
Alexander Surber died Saturday following a stroke of apoplexy the evening before, rendering him unconscious. His age was 75. The funeral was Monday morning from the Christian church in charge of Rev. Russell and Pittsboro Lodge F & A M, Albert H. Kennedy, acting Master. Interment was at Greenlawn, Brownsburg.
Alexander A. Surber was born in Kentucky, March 29, 1842. He was the fifth son in a family of six sons and two daughters born to David and Margaret Surber, all of whom have preceded him in death. At the age of 19, he was married to Miss Winnie M. Surber. To them were born four sons and two daughters, Mary M., Amarillis, Oliver E., David A., Levi C., Cecil Otis.
After 20 years residence in his native state, Mr. Surber moved to Bartholomew county, Indiana. In 1876, they came to Hendricks county, locating on his farm of 95 acres north of Pittsboro. He possessed a strong personality, affable and genial, was highly respected in the home and community. His tact, well grounded in convictions of right, made him a wise counselor in affairs of daily life. He took great interest in every policy that made for the betterment of the community and was always ready to contribute in means and deed to that which would stimulate and uplift society. He served two terms as township trustee and was a strong factor in placing our schools on a higher plane. He served on the town board several times and was a director in the Farmers' Insurance company. In all these offices he discharged his duties with integrity and honor. He was a sincere member of the Christian church. His charity was unbounded. In sickness and adversity he was always present to lend a hand and give words of cheer. In 1902 he joined Pittsboro lodge F & AM. For fifteen years he served faithfully as secretary.
More than a year ago he stricken with paralysis but he regained his health sufficiently to be about. He is survived by his widow, two sons, David and Otis, a daughter, Mrs. Oliver Money of Clayton, twenty grandchildren, nine great grandchildren.
David Surber (1806 - 1869)
Margaret Surber (1803 - 1887)
Isaac Shelby Surber (1833 - 1896)*
William C. Surber (1840 - 1904)*
Alexander C Surber (1842 - 1917)
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Record added: Jul 22, 2014
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