The Brown County World (Hiawatha, Kansas). 28 October 1904. p23
York Alexander, one of the pioneer citizens of Hiawatha, died at his home at 3 o'clock Monday morning, of a complication of diseases. He was 74 years old. He was an old soldier and a member of the Hiawatha G.A.R. post. He married Helen Baker in 1866, and they had eleven children, five of whom are living: P.B. Alexander of Kansas City, Missouri; Mrs. Newt Johnson, Mrs. Charles Banks, Carl Alexander and Pearl Alexander, all of Hiawatha. The funeral services were conducted Tuesday by Rev. Mr. Vanzego, assisted by Rev. Mr. Richey and Rev. Mr. Walker. There were many floral tributes from the friends and neighbors of the deceased. Mr. Alexander was a charter member of the Hiawatha colored Baptist church. Mr. and Mrs. P.B. Alexander, of Kansas City, Miss Helen Hill and Mr. and Mrs. Robinson of Falls City were here to attend the funeral. _______________________________________
The 107th Regiment U.S.C.I. was mustered in Louisville, Kentucky, May 3 to September 15, 1864, and mustered out November 22, 1866.
York Alexander was living in Hiawatha in the 1900 census. It says he was born in Kentucky in about 1836. The age given in the obituary would make his year of birth 1830.