Alton Gordon Alden

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Alton Gordon Alden

  • Birth 16 Sep 1896 Hale, Jones County, Iowa, USA
  • Death 6 Apr 1911 Hale, Jones County, Iowa, USA
  • Burial Wyoming, Jones County, Iowa, USA
  • Memorial ID 108395891

IN MEMORIAM
The life on earth of Alton Gordon Alden is finished, but his career has only begun. He was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. A.G. Alden and was born to them September 16th, 1896. Gordon was of bright and sunny disposition, and was beloved not only in the home but also by his schoolmates and friends. He was full of fun, and in his play made things lively for his associates in action and for his competitors in effort. His love for the beautiful was shown by the pleasure he took in flowers - those of bright colors being especially attractive to him. He early developed characteristics that gave promise of a clean, strong manhood. He kept his mouth free from corrupt speech and foul smell. He had little or no patience with the habits that many boys seem to think it manly to form. He was outspoken and vigorous in his denunciations of the use and sale of intoxicating drinks, and contributed of his own money to help the temperance cause. As a little boy he counted himself in the flock of the Good Shepherd and insisted that he belonged to the church even before he was formally received, which event took place January 3rd, 1909, he becoming a member of the Wyoming Presbyterian church under the pastorate of the Rev. W.H. Ilsley. He greatly enjoyed the Sunday school of his church, and was a very regular attendant. Beginning with May, 1909 as a member of Mrs. Kirkpatrick's class he did not miss a session for more than eighteen months and with in that time won a gold button as a reward of regularity. He entered the Wyoming High School last fall where he was doing good work. His teachers speak highly of him as a pupil, for he was steady and painstaking in his work. With marked pluck he stuck to school at times when he was scarcely able to be there. Gordon had not been well for about three weeks before his death, but was not confined to his bed and was not considered in a dangerous condition till a few hours before he passed away, when neuralgia developed. In the early morning of April 6th, 1911, this went to his heart and almost without warning he slipped away. Besides his parents he leaves two sister and two brothers: Misses Elva Theresa and Ruth Viola, and Messrs. William Herbert and Robert George. One sister, Mary Jane, preceded him in death. H.E.W.


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  • Created by: Sharon Lindbloom
  • Added: 12 Apr 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 108395891
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alton Gordon Alden (16 Sep 1896–6 Apr 1911), Find A Grave Memorial no. 108395891, citing Wyoming Cemetery, Wyoming, Jones County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Sharon Lindbloom (contributor 47355918) .