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Dr Benjamin Johnson Alexander
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Birth: Aug. 31, 1855
Mercer County
Missouri, USA
Death: May 20, 1918
Brown County
Kansas, USA


Dr. B.J. Alexander died at his home, corner of Sixth and Shawnee streets, Monday evening, May 20, at 5:45 o'clock. Dr. Benjamin J. Alexander was born Aug 31, 1855, in Mercer County, Mo. At the age of 12 years he moved with his parents to Madison County, Iowa. He attended the Winterset, Iowa, high school and began the study of medicine under Dr. Sloan. He attended the Des Moines College and later the St. Louis College of Medicine for two years, finishing his medical course in the Department of Medicine in Drake University, Des Moines, Ia. He was united in marriage to Ida M. Smith June 27, 1883, and began the practice of medicine in Greenwood, Nebr. He was in the drug business in Weeping Water, Nebr., for a time and then moved to Lincoln, Nebr., where he occupied the chair of anatomy for a number of years, coming to Hiawatha in the fall of 1895. He has been a member of the Kansas State Board of Health for about 17 years. Dr. Alexander was 62 years, eight months old.

Dr. Alexander is the first of seven brothers to depart this life. The brothers are: J.W. Alexander, San Angelo, Texas; C.A. Alexander, Pomeroy, Wash.; T.J.Alexander, Blanco, Texas; F.M. Alexander and G.B. Alexander, Winterset, Iowa; J.G. Alexander, Greely Colo. The funeral will be held from the home Wednesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Taylor, pastor of the Christian church of which Dr. Alexander was a faithful member. Rev. Taylor will be assisted by Rev. L.L. Hassenpflug, who has been a neighbor and close friend of the doctor for 20 years. The sympathy of the entire community goes out to those of the family who survive, Mrs. Alexander, and daughters, Mrs. Chester Heuser, of Philadelphia, Pa., and Miss Ruth Alexander.

(Note: This is an exceptionally long obituary, and if you are interested in the full length version please contact me and I will provide it. I have included all of the family information, the rest details his medical career and life's accomplishments.) 
Family links: 
  Hugh Alexander (1814 - 1899)
  Charlotte Lambertson Alexander (1821 - 1908)
  Ida May Smith Alexander (1857 - 1932)*
  Carl Alexander (____ - 1886)*
  Mabel Alexander Heuser (1887 - 1956)*
  Sarah Isabel Alexander Bullock (1844 - 1901)*
  John William Alexander (1846 - 1946)*
  Charles Augustus Alexander (1848 - 1930)*
  Thomas Jefferson Alexander (1850 - 1918)*
  Louisa Catherine Alexander (1853 - 1854)*
  Benjamin Johnson Alexander (1855 - 1918)
  Margaret Annie Alexander Johnson (1857 - 1913)*
  Francis Marion Alexander (1860 - 1944)*
  George Banks Alexander (1863 - 1937)*
  James Grant Alexander (1863 - 1953)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Hope Cemetery
Brown County
Kansas, USA
Plot: Block 12 - Lot 43
Created by: Paula Segrest
Record added: Apr 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51568401
Dr Benjamin Johnson Alexander
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Dr Benjamin Johnson Alexander
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Dr Benjamin Johnson Alexander
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