Passing of a Brilliant Woman
Santa Rosa Press Democrat,
Mrs. Minnie Long Alexander of Fresno died at the home of her aunt, Mrs. Winifred Wright on Beaver street, where she has been visiting, on Sunday morning, after a two week's illness of pneumonia. She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mark A. Long of Williams, Colusa county. She was born near Mark West on August 31, 1898 [sic], and was consequently nearly forty years of age.
Mrs. Alexander's husband arrived from Fresno Saturday, and her brother, the Hon. R. A. Long of Willows, Colusa county, was also with her during her last hours.
Mrs. Alexander attended the Pacific Methodist college from 1873 to 1870, and since 1885 has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South. During her student life here Mrs. Alexander exhibited many brilliant attainments and was a social favorite. She numbered among her college friends three young ladies, Miss Jennie Wright, Miss Evelyn Atterbery and Miss Nannie Hendley (now Mrs. D. E. McKinlay). The latter is the only survivor of the quartette.
The deceased lady was known among many Santa Rosans as a beautiful and talented woman. Her wit was the life of not a few social occasions, where her presence was eagerly sought. Perhaps a great deal of her brilliance was inherited from her father, who is a writer and scholar of some ability.
In 1887 she was married to T. J. Alexander, a prominent raisin grower of Fresno. Mrs. Alexander belonged to an old southern family of pioneers on the coast who helped to make history in Sonoma and adjoining counties. Among them were the Wrights, Griggs, Blakes, Richardsons, Ingrams, Browns and Wolfskills. Her immediate family were influential in securing the establishment of Pacific Methodist college in Santa Rosa.
The remains of Mrs. Alexander were accompanied by relatives to the old Rockville churchyard, Solano county, where a stone fence was built by her grandfather, Benjamin H. Brown, many years ago. The funeral services will be conducted by the pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, South, at that place.
Printed in the Colusa Daily Sun, Volume XVII, Number 46, 24 August 1898.
Cemetery records don't show her here per cemetery office. Field survey was also done. Newspaper shows she is here. Could be unmarked grave.