|Birth: ||Feb. 12, 1830|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Feb. 13, 1916|
HE WAS 86 YEARS OLD
Mr. E. A. Rex, Answered Final
Summons Sunday Morning
WAS BORN IN NORTH CAROLINA 1830
Leaves 5 Children, 40 Grand. children and 60
Great-grandchildren-Member of Church 59 Years
Just one hour after having passed his eighty-sixth birthday anniversary Evan Alexander Rex died at the home of his son-in-law, R. P. Edwards, of near Pisgah, Sunday morning, death resulting from an attack of lagriappe and the infirmities of old age.
Rev. D. H. Howerton, of this place, conducted funeral services at the Pisgah Baptist church Monday afternoon which were largely attended despite the bad roads and rather inclement weather. The pallbearers were Messrs. Henry Carpenter, John Locan Thatcher Jones, Wm. Baker, Edgar Carpenter and D. D. Hurt, Mr. Rex had been a member of the Baptist church almost 59 years and had his membership with the Pisgah church 43 years.
In the Eagle of May 9, 1913, The following sketch of "Daddie" Rex as he was lovingly known to his many relatives and acquaintances was published:
"I was born in Rowan County, North Carolina, February 12, 1830. My parents came through Tennessee into Kentucky, and into Indiana, where in 1849 I was United in marriage with Miss Elizabeth Campbell. We moved to Illinois in 1850, thence to Maries County, Mo., in 1853, from there to Jasper county in 1860, and came to Cooper county in 1862. I then enlisted in the rebel army with old Pap Price and served until the surrender at Shreveport, La., and came home in June 1865. I bought a farm in the Moniteau creek bottom in 1865, and cleared up the bottom and cultivated it. I had a black-smith shop of my own and made my own Plows. I cut lumber from the stump and made four wagons ready to hitch to. I lived over 17 years on this place and then bought what was known as the Gill farm and lived on it -for over 17 years. I then bought property in Clarksburg and lived there about five months. My wife died in 1902 and I moved to R. P. Edwards', where I now make my home, spending some of the time with the Nelsons at Clarksburg, my other children living too far away for me to visit".
Mr. Rex is survived by five children who are: Mrs. M. M. Harvey, Glendora, Calif.; W. H. Rex. Owassa, Okla; G. A. Rex, Clarksburg and Mrs. M. T. Nelson, of Glendora, Calif. Another daughter, Mrs. W. P. Whitlow, of Eaton, Colo. died January 9, 1916; and another daughter died in infancy. Mr. Rex is also survived by forty grandchildren and sixty great-grandchildren, also a half-brother, W. Y. Hommel, of Glendora Calif.
Mr. Rex was in good health almost up to the time of his death and was of an industrious nature that kept him active all his life. He was a great reader and was well versed in the scriptures. He lived an exemplary Christian life and his influence was always for good and his life was not only a long one but was one well spent. Several years ago Mr. Rex fell heir to a large estate of a half-brother in the state of California, amounting to between $75,000 and $100,000, and left all his children well fixed financially. The Eagle joins the many friends of this grand old pioneer Christian in extending sincere ,sympathy to the bereaved relatives
From The Bunceton (Mo.) Weekly Eagle Feb, 18, 1916.
Elizabeth Helena Campbell Rex (1831 - 1902)*
Eliza Ellen Whitlow (1850 - 1916)*
Sarah Margaret Rex Edwards (1855 - 1930)*
Ruth Helena Rex Nelson (1863 - 1920)*
Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery
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Originally Created by: Kristen Beckman
Record added: Apr 21, 2006
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George Evan Alexander Rex is my 3rd great-grandfather. If you are related, I would love to hear from you.|
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