|Birth: ||Aug. 19, 1872|
|Death: ||Oct. 6, 1941|
Friday, October 10, 1941
ED ALEXANDER LAID TO REST
Had Been in Ill Health a Long Time Before the End – He died at the Home of His Daughter Mrs. Vivian Keller at Pittsburg – Funeral Services in the River Chapel Tuesday Afternoon – Was Several Times in Business Here in Lamar – Came to Lamar from Milford About 35 Years Ago – Built a Group of Handsome Modern Cottages Here in Lamar Afer [sic] He Retired from Business.
Funeral services for the late Ed Alexander were conducted at the River Funeral Home at 2:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Martin Pope. The Ward Belet Undertaking Company of Pittsburg, directed the funeral.
Mrs. Walter Wirts, Miss Edna Davidson, G. E. Gordon and Barney Eagon sang Safe in the Arms of Jesus. Fenton Day was at the piano. Barney Eagon sang Where We Never Grow Old.
The women who had charge of the flowers were Mrs. Earl Frogge, Mrs. Chas. Rose, Mrs. Forest Waits, Mrs. WIlbur Day, and Mrs. Joe McLaughtin [sic].
The casket bearers included: Estelle Rose, Opal Thomas, Ray Faubion, Elmer Thomas, Herbert Medlin and Earl Frogge.
Following the service at the River Chapel, the casket was escorted to Lake Cemetery where all that was mortal of our late townsman was slowly lowered to his final rest.
Ed Alexander was born in Barry County, August 19th, 1872. His father, the late Chas. M. Alexander, moved to Barton County not long after Ed's birth. He was one of Barton County's early school teachers.
The elder Mr. Alexander settled in the Milford Community and there Ed grew to manhood. It was there when yet a youth he married Miss Jessie Straton. He leave [sic] her with one son and one daughter, Harold Alexander, and Mrs. Vivian Keller, at whose home he died. Both Mrs. Keller and Harold are now living in Pittsburg.
Ed had a varied business career. When a very young man he ran the Milford Hotel. He came to Lamar about thirty-five years ago. He ran a successful produce station. He farmed for a time, and he was for awhile interested in the local bottling works. For several years, Ed's health was such that he was not able to actively engage in business, but after he quit business he built four beautiful brick bungalows on 160 and Walnut Street that will long stand as a monument to his enterprise.
Ed suffered from diabetes and happened to have one of the cases that respond very imperfectly to insulin. As he became weaker other complications arose and he suffered a great deal during the long decline that ended in death.
He leaves one brother, our townsman, Ira Alexander, and five sisters. The latter are Mrs. Anna Thomas of Milford; Mrs. Rosa Hubbard of Lamar; Mrs. J. M. Blake of El Reno; Mrs. Jessie Thomas of Milford, and Mrs. Kate Faubion.
Ed had a flair for dealing with the public so that when he embarked in a business he did well. But perhaps the last ten years of his life he was not a well man. He managed to carry on and remain up and about until perhaps three months before the end.
Charles Marion Alexander (1837 - 1928)
Ruth M. Broadhurst Alexander (1850 - 1920)
Jessie McKenzie Stratton Alexander (1870 - 1959)
Vivian Marie Alexander Fuller Keller (1896 - 1973)*
Annie Melissa Alexander Thomas (1868 - 1958)*
Rosa Lee Alexander Hubbard (1870 - 1960)*
Edmond Marion Alexander (1872 - 1941)
Nettie Belle Alexander Allen (1874 - 1943)*
Catherine Lavina Alexander Faubion (1876 - 1957)*
Jessie Floyd Alexander Thomas (1882 - 1958)*
Ira Roger Alexander (1884 - 1971)*
Created by: Rejeana
Record added: Jul 11, 2006
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