Olaf Kirksey “O.K.” Alexander

Olaf Kirksey “O.K.” Alexander

Birth
San Marcos, Caldwell County, Texas, USA
Death 23 Sep 1967 (aged 76)
Alvarado, Johnson County, Texas, USA
Burial Alvarado, Johnson County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 108615708 · View Source
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Gospel preacher who was baptized by J. S. Daugherty.

O. K. Alexander was born near San Marcos, Texas, and moved to Nebraska when he was a child. He spent his youth on the fa:cm and cattle ranch in the northwestern part of that state. When he was 19, he removed to Beaumont, Texas, where he was baptized a few months later. Tl,ere he worked several years at the boiler trade. He went to France during the World War. In 1920, Brother Alexander entered Abilene Christian College. After his first year there he paid the greater part of his school expenses !tom the remuneration he received for preaching. He was graduated from the school in June, 1924, and since that time has devoted his entire time to the preaching of the gospel. He does "local work" chiefly, but is also successful in protracted meeting work and holds several meetings each year, especially during the summer season. He has done local work in Chickasha, Oklahoma; Olney, Mart, Taft, Groveton, and Ranger, Texas; and has held meetings at various points in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. He is editor of "Lessons For Young People", a course designed to give young people training in church work as well as a comprehensive knowledge of the Bible. These lessons are being published in '"The Old Paths", a monthly journal printed by Arthur Slater at Sabinal, Texas. The lessons are also furnished in book form by the same publisher. Brother Alexander is now in his third year with the congregation at Wilson, Oklahoma. The membership has practically doubled and four class rooms have been added to their equipment since be moved there. It is not amiss to mention just here that Sister Alexander (nee Lorene Wright), who also has a degree from A.C.C., has been his constant helper since their marriage in 1925. Her interest in the work of the church and her ability as a teacher have meant much to the work of the church wherever O.K. Alexander has labored. --James H. Childress, Firm Foundation, Nov. 14, 1933, p. 5.



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  • Maintained by: Tom Childers
  • Originally Created by: Beverly Mahanay~Short
  • Added: 16 Apr 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 108615708
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Olaf Kirksey “O.K.” Alexander (18 Jun 1891–23 Sep 1967), Find A Grave Memorial no. 108615708, citing Glenwood Cemetery, Alvarado, Johnson County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Tom Childers (contributor 46515204) .