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 Alexander Van Alstyne

Alexander Van Alstyne

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New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 22 Jul 1902 (aged 70–71)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Maspeth, Queens County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 110152138 · View Source
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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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  • Created by: Jeff Donaldson
  • Added: 7 May 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 110152138
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander Van Alstyne (1831–22 Jul 1902), Find A Grave Memorial no. 110152138, citing Mount Olivet Cemetery, Maspeth, Queens County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Jeff Donaldson (contributor 47678069) .