|Birth: ||Mar. 6, 1844|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Sep. 1, 1928|
Alexander Brisbane was born 6 Mar 1844 in Andes, Delaware county, New York, to William Brisbane and Janet Scott. He died 1 Sep 1928 in Waseca, Minnesota, the last to survive of their 12 children. He first married Emma J. Mane on 14 May 1867 (divorced January 1899) and together they had five children, four of whom died young. Daughter Catherine I. Brisbane McGregor and two grandchildren survive him. His second wife was Alice May LaShelle, whom he married 7 Mar 1906.
Alexander served in Company E 1st Minnesota Heavy Artillery during the Civil War. He entered service 4 Feb 1865 as a private, and received his discharge 27 Sep 1865.
OBITUARY - Alex Brisbane G.A.R. Vet, Dies - Funeral Services Held Yesterday Afternoon from Methodist Church
Alexander Brisbane, aged 84, the last to survive of the 12 children of the Hon. William and Janet Brisbane, early pioneers of Waseca county, died at nine o'clock Sunday morning as the result of old age and complications. He had been ill for several months and had been taken to the hospital twice for treatment. He was taken there the last time on Friday and on Saturday underwent an operation, which failed to better his condition.
Mr. Brisbane was born on March 6, 1844, at Ambis (Andes), NY. In 1849, when he was five years old, William Brisbane moved his family to Fond du Lac county, Wisconsin, and later, in 1859, they settled in Wilton township, Waseca county.
As a boy and young man growing up among the hardships of a struggling new county, Mr. Brisbane did his share in building and earned for himself a respected and honored name among the members of his community. He told many interesting stories of those early days, and of the Civil War in which he served. He entered the service on February 4, 1865, and has been an honored member of the G.A.R. until his death.
Having retired from farming, Mr. Brisbane took over the New Richland hotel for some years, moving to his present home at 510 North State St., nearly 30 years ago. On March 7, 1906 he married Miss Alice M. LaShelle at Waseca, who survives him.
Four children died: one girl was scalded to death in an accident, two died in a scarlet fever epidemic. The only surviving daughter is Mrs. B.F. McGregor of Mapleton and two grandchildren.
Six nephews acted as pall bearers at the funeral, which was held yesterday at 1:30 p.m. from his home and at two o'clock from the Methodist church. They were John, Arthur, Clare, Frank and Owen Brisbane and Theodore Bilben (nephew by marriage).
The Rev. B.F. Koch, pastor of the church was in charge. In deference to a wish of Mr. Brisbane's, often repeated before his death, H.E. Johnson of New Richland, a very dear friend, was requested to sing during the services. Two duets, "When the Mists Have Rolled Away," and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," were sung by Mr. Johnson and Mrs. William S. Gibson. The accompaniment was played by Mrs. George Mahler.
The death of Alex Brisbane leaves but four members of Lewis McKune Post No. 27, Waseca G.A.R. They are Commander Harry Read, Dave Erwin, Christ Sutter, all of Waseca, and Al Sneider of Stewartville. Mr. Brisbane was adjutant of the post.
William Brisbane (1811 - 1890)
Janet Scott Brisbane (1810 - 1888)
Alice May LaShelle Brisbane (1863 - 1950)*
Gennette Brisbane (1869 - 1873)*
Arthur Brisbane (1874 - 1882)*
Lulu May Brisbane (1876 - 1882)*
Katherine I. Brisbane McGregor (1881 - 1961)*
Baby Brisbane (1883 - 1883)*
Isabel Brisbane Kellogg (1833 - 1903)*
Catherine Rector (1834 - 1918)*
Helen Nellie Brisbane Weed (1835 - 1900)*
Hannah Brisbane Root (1840 - 1919)*
Janet Brisbane (1842 - 1889)*
Alexander Brisbane (1844 - 1928)
William Robert Brisbane (1845 - 1921)*
Margaret Brisbane Turnacliff (1848 - 1913)*
John Young Brisbane (1850 - 1922)*
Maintained by: Laurie V.
Originally Created by: Tom Mauer
Record added: Dec 30, 2009
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