|Birth: ||Sep. 6, 1855|
|Death: ||Dec. 19, 1919|
dau. of John M. Alexander 1825-1864 who possibly died in Civil War, burial unknown;
** she went by the name of Russell most of her life, was Nannie R. in one census but the rest was Russell;
she had 4 brothers/sisters:
Sallie Myers Alexander Walker, born 1853, died 1909
John Frank Alexander, born 1856, died 1885
Luzetta Collins Alexander Hemingway, born 1859, died ?
Robert Lee Alexander, born 1861, died 1928
It was quite a shock to many people when the sad news came Saturday morning that Miss Russell Alexander had passed away the night before at John-Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, after a long and painful illness. Miss Alexander made her home in this city until a few years ago she went to be with her brother, Major Lee Alexander, at St. Augustine, Florida, later moving to Washington. She was the daughter of John Alexander and Fannie Myers, members of aristocratic families of this community. After the death of her mother she and her sister, Miss Luzetta, now Mrs. Hemingway, of Florida, lived in the ancestral colonial home on North Main street for a number of years. The property only passed out of the family last summer when during her stay here Miss Russell and Major Lee Alexander sold it to Mr. B. F. Norfleet. For a year or more her health had been failing, but she made a splendid, cheerful fight against disease. However, shortly after leaving Harrodsburg last summer she was forced to go to the hospital for treatment and efforts to save her were in vain. Miss Alexander was a lovely, cultured woman, a talented artist and musician, and a general favorite here socially. The news of her passing was heard with genuine regret by everyone. Her remains accompanied by Major Alexander, reached here Monday about noon and were interred in the family lot in Spring Hill Cemetery after services at the grave by Rev. T. H. Athey, pastor of the Baptist church. The pall bearers were her cousins Messrs. J. G. Pulliam, Howard, Fred and James Forsythe, and Messrs. D. M. Hutton and J. E. O'Connor. Besides the friends here who gathered to pay their last tribute of respect to her, those from a distance who came to attend the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Howard Forsythe, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Forsythe, Lexington; Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Holman and Mrs. Smith, of Lawrenceburg. Miss Alexander is survived by one brother, Major Alexander, of Washington, D. C., and one sister, Mrs. Hemingway, of Florida, and many relatives in this section.
(Harrodsburg Herald, Harrodsburg, Mercer Co, KY, Fri Dec 26, 1919)
Frances C. Myers Bourne (1834 - 1907)
Spring Hill Cemetery
Plot: Sec C, Lot 50, gr 10
Created by: Yvonne~~~
Record added: Jul 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55430708
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