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Alexander Van Alstyne
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Birth: 1831
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Jul. 22, 1902
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

In 1855 the New York Institute for the Blind hired another sightless teacher.Mr.Alexander Van Alstyne who was gifted composer and musician.He was considered one of the finest organist in the New York area.Alexander and Fanny Crosby's personal relationship blossomed into love despite the fact that,when they married in 1858,she was 38 and he was 27.They were married 44 years,although,on her husband's insistence, Fanny continued to use her maiden name,which was by then already quite famous.In time they would each pursue their own career,living separately,but always friends.The couple had one child,which died in infancy.Later,Fanny's hymn,Safe in the Arms of Jesus,would comfort many similarly grieving parents.On July 18,1902 Alexander Van Alstyne died in Brooklyn.Fanny Crosby did not attend the funeral because of her poor health. Phoebe Knapp paid for his burial at Mt.Olivet Cemetery in Maspeth,New York. 
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  Frances Jane Crosby (1820 - 1915)
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Queens County
New York, USA
Created by: Jeff Donaldson
Record added: May 07, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 110152138
Alexander Van Alstyne
Added by: Jeff Donaldson
Alexander Van Alstyne
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 Added: Mar. 28, 2016
My ancestor somehow...nice to see a photo!
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