|Birth: ||Dec. 25, 1837|
|Death: ||Jan. 13, 1922|
CO C Wisconsin 43 Infantry
He m1. Emma E. Johnson on 17 Dec 1867 at McGregor. They had four children and then divorced.
He m2. Kathryn O'Halloran Rush on 27 Feb 1906 at West Union.
Obituary - Alexander Abernathy
The deceased, Alexander Abernathy, was born in the state of Vermont on Christmas day, 1837. In his boyhood days at the age of 12 he left Vermont, living for a time in San Francisco, Calif., and later on other parts of the country. At the time of his country's peril, as a young man he enlisted at Madison, Wis., and served his country for three years in the great Civil War.
In 1879 he came to Postville where for a number of years he owned and conducted the Commercial Hotel. He later lived on a farm southeast of Postville until 18 years ago, when he removed to Postville and has resided here ever since.
We look back today upon a life that was long and an active one. Though his many travels, his education was liberal. Later experiences taught him many things.
Through his long residence and business activities he was well and favorably known in this vicinity. All who knew him spoke well of him.
Many years ago he joined the Masonic fraternity and he was an active and honored member of that organization until the time of his death.
He passed away on Friday, January 13, 1922, at the ripe age of a little more than 84 years.
He leaves to mourn his loss a devoted wife, two sons, Fred Abernathy of Minneapolis and Earl Abernathy of Postville, and one grandson, besides other relatives and numerous friends.
The funeral was held from the Postville Community church at 2:30 Monday afternoon, conducted by the Rev. J.A. Santhoff and the Masonic fraternity. Brother Chas. E. Scholz of Guttenberg officiating for the local lodge. Interment in the Postville cemetery.
The following from out-of-town were present at the funeral - Fred Abernathy of Minneapolis, Charles Rush of Mason City and Mrs. Dan O'Halleran of West Union.
In this connection the family wish to extend their heartfelt thanks to the many friends and neighbors for their assistance and sympathy during the illness and burial of their beloved husband and father.
Emma E. Johnson Abernathy (1841 - 1925)*
Kathryn O'Halloran Abernathy (1862 - 1946)*
Fred James Abernathy (1877 - 1931)*
Lulu Abernathy (1879 - 1901)*
Earl Alexander Abernethy (1890 - 1956)*
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