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Sgt Alexander A. “Alex” McCoy

Sgt Alexander A. “Alex” McCoy

Birth
Columbiana County, Ohio, USA
Death 4 Jun 1892 (aged 57–58)
Faulk County, South Dakota, USA
Burial Faulkton, Faulk County, South Dakota, USA
Memorial ID 100641611 · View Source
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SOURCE: Faulk County Record, Thursday, June 9, 1892, Page 4

DIED: In this city on Saturday June 4th, 1892, of Brights disease, A. A. McCoy, aged 58 years.
This community was greatly shocked Saturday afternoon to learn the painful news that Prof. A. A. McCoy had passed over the dark river into the great unknown to join his comrades and friends who had gone before. His death was certainly unexpected, few of us little thinking that his end was so near. He had been ailing since last winter, when he had the Grip, which turned into Brights disease which caused his death, which occurred about four o'clock. His brothers Charles M. and John D. McCoy, of Indianola, Iowa, arrived on the evening train, too late to see him alive.
The deceased was a member of the Presbyterian church of this city, and was most highly esteemed by all who knew him.
Alexander A. McCoy, was born in Columbia county, Ohio, in 1834. Removed to Beaver county, Pennsylvania, with his parents, when a mere lad, where he continued to reside until he reached the years of manhood, when he was married to Miss Belle F. Dungan, and they removed to Warren county, Iowa, in 1872. He was elected to the office of Superintendent of Schools in 1886, and re-elected in 1888, and discharged the duties of the office with credit to himself and the satisfaction of the residents of the county.
He was the third born of a family of seven children, all of whom survive him. He leaves a wife, and four children: Mrs. Jennie Griffee and Carl of this city. Burt J. and Paul R. of Santa Clara, California.
He was by profession, a teacher having been all his life engaged in that business, and was at the time of his death, principal of the Zell school. In respect to his memory, the Faulk County Normal Institute, which was in session in this city, adjourned Monday afternoon and attended the funeral obsequies in a body.
Phil H. Sheridan Post, No. 72, G. A. R., of this city of which the deceased was a member and had charge of the funeral and with the W. R. C., turned out in a body to pay this last sad tribute to the memory of their departed comrade. The Congregational church, where the services were held was most tastefully and beautifully decorated with eh choicest of flowers, the Rev. Julius Stevens officiating.
A large concourse of friends followed his remains to their last resting place in Faulkton Cemetery where they were deposited in the silent grave, there to remain until his Supreme Grand Commander shall send fourth His angels to collect his ransomed dead. Until then dear friend, farewell.
G. A. R. Resolution
Phil H. Sheridan Post, G. A. R., at their last regular meeting adopted the following resolutions:
WHEREAS, Comrade A. A. McCoy has, but a few hours since, been mustered out by the Supreme Commander and has joined the ranks of those who have crossed the dark river, therefore:
RESOLVED; That while we bow with humble submission to His supreme will, we do not less mourn for our beloved comrade.
RESOLVED; That in the death of Comrade McCoy this post has lost a faithful and diligent member, and each of us a true and genial friend; the town and county a pioneer and good citizens; and the nation one of its brave defenders.
RESOLVED; That we hereby express our high appreciation of the honor integrity and uprightness of Comrade McCoy, which won for him the respect and confidence of those who knew him.
RESOLVED; That we do herewith extend to his family and friends our heartfelt sympathy in their affliction.
RESOLVED; That, as a mark of respect to his memory, the post be closed without the further transaction of business, his chair be draped for a period of thirty days, and that these resolutions be spread upon the minutes, a copy be sent to his family and copies furnished the papers for publication.
INSTITUTE RESOLUTIONS.
WHEREAS, Since our convening together in the capacity of an institute we have been called upon to mourn the loss of a fellow teacher and earnest educational worker, and
WHEREAS, His extensive and efficient labors among us, both as county superintendent and teacher, have superior claims upon our respect and esteem, therefore be it
RESOLVED, That through the labors of A. A. McCoy since the organization of the county, the cause of education has been materially advanced, and that during his official efforts as county superintendent for a period of four years he kept constantly in view the improvement of both school and teacher.
RESOLVED, That in him the teacher always found a friend and sympathizer in trouble, and one who appreciated and rejoiced in his success.
RESOLVED, That while we deeply mourn the loss of our departed fellow teacher, we bow reverently to the benign will of Him, who has deprived us of his personal presence and influence, feeling that he who has ordered this providence, death all things well.
RESOLVED, That we extend to the stricken family our deepest sympathy in this the time of their sore bereavement.
RESOLVED, That a copy of these resolutions be presented to the family of the deceased and furnished the city papers for publications
Ira Sangster
Katie Byrne Committee
F. A Pangburn.

CARD OF THANKS.
To our many friends and neighbors who assisted us in our deep sorrow and affliction, we most sincerely offer our heartfelt thanks. May God, in His infinite goodness, bless you.
Mrs. Belle F. McCoy and Family
Charles M. McCoy
John D. Mc Coy


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  • Created by: Kent Gebhard
  • Added: 13 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100641611
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Alexander A. “Alex” McCoy (1834–4 Jun 1892), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100641611, citing Faulkton Cemetery, Faulkton, Faulk County, South Dakota, USA ; Maintained by Kent Gebhard (contributor 47001358) .