|Birth: ||May 14, 1855|
|Death: ||May 28, 1909|
Daughter of Frederick Walter Cox and Jemima Losee. Married Alfred Alder, February 5, 1877, in Spring City, Sanpete Co., UT.
OBITUARY: The Manti Messenger, Thursday 3 June 1909:
MRS. ELVIRA J. ALDER DEAD
An Ideal Mother and Wife of Well Known Townsman Succumbs to Dreadful Disease After Months of Patient Suffering.
After battling bravely and patiently with a dreadful disease for six months, during which time everything possible to be done by loving hands and medical skill was employed, Mrs. Alfred Alder passed peacefully from the active field of labor on this earth at her home in this city at about 11 o'clock last Friday evening. While it was thought by her family and the attending physician for some weeks past that she could not live long, no one expected that she would be taken at such an early date. She showed no signs of giving up the well fought battle until the day before her death, when she complained to her husband of an unusual feeling and said she would take to her bed. The physicians examination revealed the fact that the end was close at hand. Members of the family and relatives from out of town were summoned. With the exception of her son Byron and his wife, who were in Logan attending school. The entire family was at the bedside when she died.
The deceased, Elvira J. Alder, was the daughter of Frederick Walter and Jemima (Losee) Cox, and was born in this city May 14, 1885 [this is a mistake – the year was 1855]. She was married to Alfred Alder Feb. 5, 1877, and was the mother of twelve children, eight of whom are still living – four boys and four girls, the youngest being twelve years of age. Mrs. Alder was a kind and loving mother and enjoyed the profound respect of all who knew her. She realized the seriousness of her disease and bore it bravely to the end.
A conjoint funeral service was held at the Tabernacle at 3 p.m. Sunday, at which the large building was filled to overflowing with relatives and friends who were present to pay their respects and perform the last sad rites over the remains of Mrs. Alder and those of her little 6 year old nephew, Carrol, the son of Geo. B. Cox, Jr. The floral offerings were many and beautiful. The speakers were President Lewis Anderson, Bishop L. C. Kjar, Judge A. H. Christensen, Patriarch John B. Maiben and Bishop N. R. Petersen. All made appropriate and timely remarks but the remarks of Judge Christensen in relation to Mrs. Mrs. Alder especially impressed us as being especially appropriate and comforting for the bereaved family. The Judge spoke from the standpoint of a neighbor. He said that he had lived in the immediate neighborhood of the family for the past eight years and was in a position to know as to the true worth of the woman as a mother and a companion. He very beautifully portrayed the life of a true mother, who willingly sacrifices everything in life that is pleasant for the sake of her family. He referred to the large and promising family, and said that it must have been gratifying to the mother to know that in so far as she had been able to proceed with her life work her efforts had not been in vain. A beautiful picture of that mother was carefully painted by words and artistically embellished by the speaker and hung up before the sons and daughters. They were asked to keep the picture constantly with them in their journey through life as an aid and incentive in the guidance of their footsteps along the "straight and narrow path" as outlined by mother.
A funeral discourse along these lines is always, to us, and we believe, to the bereaved ones, inspiring and beneficial.
Alfred Alder (1851 - 1931)*
Elvira Jane Alder Sorenson (1877 - 1935)*
Hazel Alder (1879 - 1879)*
Barbara Alder (1880 - 1880)*
Byron Frederick Alder (1883 - 1951)*
Blanch Alder (1885 - 1886)*
Mary Myrl Alder McAllister (1891 - 1981)*
Hettie Jemima Alder Henrie (1893 - 1978)*
Melvin Alder (1896 - 1896)*
Plot: Lot 15 Block 10 Plat A Grave 5
Created by: Alyssa Richelle
Record added: Nov 30, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 16866068
One sweet day, we will meet ... in the meantime, rest in the peaceful arms of our Heavenly Father.|
Added: Nov. 15, 2007