Robert Bruce Alexander

Death 6 Jul 1962 (aged 81)
Burial Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA
Plot Q 6
Memorial ID 138476161 · View Source
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Newspaper Obituary - July 12, 1963 Sandy Creek News - Town Assessor Expires After Brief Illness - Robert Alexander, assessor of the town of Sandy Creek for 16 years, died July 6, 1962 at Oswego Hospital where he had been under treatment since June 18 following a coronary attack. He had been a resident of Ontario Bay for more than 13 years and for the past several years had passed the winters in Punta Gorda Heights, Fla, where he was associated with his son in the building contracting business. Born In Scotland - Robert Bruce Alexander was born Aug. 30, 1880 in Edinbugh, Scotland, son of John and Ann Sinclair Alexander. As a boy he came to Canada, residing at Huntington and Summerstown, Ontario. He entered the United States at the age of 19 and became a naturalized citizen in 1911. On Aug 9. 1906 he married at Brownville to Miss Myrtle Burlingame daughter of Wallace and Emma Sprague Burlingame of Dexter. She died August 15, 1952. During their married life they resided in Canada and Dexter before coming to Sandy Creek in 1932. For some years they lived on the Scenic where Wm. Koster resides, continuing in the farming occupation, but later built a home at Ontario Bay, moving there previous to 1949. He was a member of the Sandy Creek Methodist Church, Sandy Pond Sportsman's Association, Sandy Creek Lodge F&AM from which he had received a 50 year pin, and a former member of the Odd Fellows of Dexter. An active member of Sandy Creek Grange, he served as master of many degree teams. The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the Weston and Woodard funeral home, the Rev. Richard Northrop officiating. A Masonic service was conducted Monday evening. Burial was in Woodlawn cemetery. Bearers were Harold Tifft, Frank Miles, Hugh Allen, Frank Golding, Edward Kappesser and Robert Parker. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Luther (Emma) Ridgeway of Williamsville; three sons, Malcolm and William of Punta Gorda Heights, Fla., and Donald of Ilion. A son T/Sgt John Hugh Alexander was killed in the battle of St. Lo, France during World War II. Suriving also included ten grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, a brother, William Alexander of Cornwall, Ontario, and several nieces and nephews. - Memorial Gift - Friend and neighbors of Mr. Alexander contributed $60 which was given in his memory to the Elmo Cole Scholarship fund.

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  • Maintained by: Charlene Cole
  • Originally Created by: Half-Shire Historical Society
  • Added: 8 Nov 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 138476161
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Bruce Alexander (30 Aug 1880–6 Jul 1962), Find A Grave Memorial no. 138476161, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Sandy Creek, Oswego County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Charlene Cole (contributor 49062115) .