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 Alexander Hamilton “Ham” Keyser

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Alexander Hamilton “Ham” Keyser

Birth
Page County, Virginia, USA
Death
29 Apr 1910 (aged 72)
Springfield, Page County, Virginia, USA
Burial
Alma, Page County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID
31392866 View Source

Alexander married Bellzoria Virginia "Belle" Kite on October 2, 1866 in Page County, Virginia.

Capt. A.H. Keyser, of Honeyville, one of the most prominent and honored men of the county quietly and painlessly breathed his last at 7:30 p.m. last Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F.C. Brumback near Springfield. His death has been expected almost hourly for several weeks. He was seventy two years, four months old.

Capt. Keyser, over exerted himself in the harvest field of last summer and has never been well since. He suffered from stomach trouble and a general breakdown.Both hospital and specialist treatment was resorted to but, with no permanent benefit.

The county suffered a distinct loss in the death of Capt. Keyser. He was Supervisor of Shenandoah Iron Works District for several terms and such proved himself a conscientious progressive and able official.

County Clerk Weaver, who knew him so well in his capacity of member and chairman of the Board of Supervisors, says he never knew a more faithful and devoted public servant and that no task or outlay of time or patience seemed irksome or unwelcome where the interest of his district or the County was concerned. Such is the verdict of all who knew Capt. Keyser so well.

As a private citizen, he was ever ready to sustain any measure emanating from any source that would redound to the benefit of the people. He was well informed, sound in his judgement and singularly free from prejudice. Qualities that made him a useful advisor, and a valuable man in his community. He was a kind, helpful, and accommodating neighbor, a friend as true as steel and a devoted husband and father. Those who knew him best loved him most.

He will be deeply mourned and greatly missed by many who are not related to him by the ties of kinship. For months past his devoted children have laid aside all their family and business duties to attend at his bedside of suffering and so great has been their final solicitude that hardly a day has passed that several of them have not been with him.

Alexander Hamilton Keyser, was the full name of the deceased, he was born and lived out his days at the old homestead near Honeyville. The youngest of seventeen children, he outlived all but one sister, Mrs. James (Elizabeth) VanMeter, of near Berryville.

Capt. Keyser was a gallant and capable Confederate Officer, serving in Company H. 33d Virginia Infantry. His brother William, was killed at Gettysburg, where Capt. Keyser is said to have been the color bearer.

The family of the deceased consists of a widow (Bellzoria Virginia “Belle” Kite Keyser) and the following children;Mrs. F.C. Brumback (Elizabeth)Mrs. J.L. Bailey (Bettie)Mrs. S.L. Huffman (?)Harry Keyser all of Page CountyW.N. Keyser of Washington, D.C.Carter A. Keyser of Faquier Co.George A. Keyser of Nemaha, Neb.Mrs. Simeon Aylor (Minnie)Mrs. Lucian Aylor (Myrtle) both of Madison Co.All of the children but George A. Keyser were at the funeral and he had spent some time with his father a few months ago.

The funeral which took place on Sunday was conducted by Elder R.H. Pittman of the Old School Baptist Church, the remains being laid to rest in the family graveyard near Honeyville in the presence of a large crowd of sorrowing friends, neighbors and relatives.

Page News and Courier
Page County, Virginia
Friday, May 6, 1910

Above information courtesy of contributor
Shock # 47473371

Alexander married Bellzoria Virginia "Belle" Kite on October 2, 1866 in Page County, Virginia.

Capt. A.H. Keyser, of Honeyville, one of the most prominent and honored men of the county quietly and painlessly breathed his last at 7:30 p.m. last Friday at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F.C. Brumback near Springfield. His death has been expected almost hourly for several weeks. He was seventy two years, four months old.

Capt. Keyser, over exerted himself in the harvest field of last summer and has never been well since. He suffered from stomach trouble and a general breakdown.Both hospital and specialist treatment was resorted to but, with no permanent benefit.

The county suffered a distinct loss in the death of Capt. Keyser. He was Supervisor of Shenandoah Iron Works District for several terms and such proved himself a conscientious progressive and able official.

County Clerk Weaver, who knew him so well in his capacity of member and chairman of the Board of Supervisors, says he never knew a more faithful and devoted public servant and that no task or outlay of time or patience seemed irksome or unwelcome where the interest of his district or the County was concerned. Such is the verdict of all who knew Capt. Keyser so well.

As a private citizen, he was ever ready to sustain any measure emanating from any source that would redound to the benefit of the people. He was well informed, sound in his judgement and singularly free from prejudice. Qualities that made him a useful advisor, and a valuable man in his community. He was a kind, helpful, and accommodating neighbor, a friend as true as steel and a devoted husband and father. Those who knew him best loved him most.

He will be deeply mourned and greatly missed by many who are not related to him by the ties of kinship. For months past his devoted children have laid aside all their family and business duties to attend at his bedside of suffering and so great has been their final solicitude that hardly a day has passed that several of them have not been with him.

Alexander Hamilton Keyser, was the full name of the deceased, he was born and lived out his days at the old homestead near Honeyville. The youngest of seventeen children, he outlived all but one sister, Mrs. James (Elizabeth) VanMeter, of near Berryville.

Capt. Keyser was a gallant and capable Confederate Officer, serving in Company H. 33d Virginia Infantry. His brother William, was killed at Gettysburg, where Capt. Keyser is said to have been the color bearer.

The family of the deceased consists of a widow (Bellzoria Virginia “Belle” Kite Keyser) and the following children;Mrs. F.C. Brumback (Elizabeth)Mrs. J.L. Bailey (Bettie)Mrs. S.L. Huffman (?)Harry Keyser all of Page CountyW.N. Keyser of Washington, D.C.Carter A. Keyser of Faquier Co.George A. Keyser of Nemaha, Neb.Mrs. Simeon Aylor (Minnie)Mrs. Lucian Aylor (Myrtle) both of Madison Co.All of the children but George A. Keyser were at the funeral and he had spent some time with his father a few months ago.

The funeral which took place on Sunday was conducted by Elder R.H. Pittman of the Old School Baptist Church, the remains being laid to rest in the family graveyard near Honeyville in the presence of a large crowd of sorrowing friends, neighbors and relatives.

Page News and Courier
Page County, Virginia
Friday, May 6, 1910

Above information courtesy of contributor
Shock # 47473371


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