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 Adelbert Alexander

Adelbert Alexander

Birth
Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Death 21 Oct 1931 (aged 71)
Byron, Big Horn County, Wyoming, USA
Burial Byron, Big Horn County, Wyoming, USA
Plot Block G Lot 6 Grave 6
Memorial ID 32051906 · View Source
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son of Elizabeth Soule & Alvah J. Alexander, married Viola D. Epperson

Bert Alexander was born in East Mill Creek, Utah on July 7, 1860 to Alvah J. Alexander and Elizabeth Soule. As a young man, he was ambitious and had a flare for adventure. He worked as a lumberjack, logging in the wild rivers of Idaho. He also did a lot of prospecting and worked in the silver mines in Park City, Utah for many years before coming to Wyoming in 1900.

He married Viola Epperson in Midway in 1884. He had built a nice frame home there and this is where their first six children were born. They were Viola, Ruth, Sidney, Adelbert(Dell), Grace, Leonard and Alvah (Peck).

Bert was among the first to leave for the Big Horn Basin in Wyoming. He was the Trail Boss bringing the first herd of cattle and horses form Utah to Byron. His nine year old son, Dell, accompainied him.

Viola and the six children, came by train to Bridger and Bert met them there with a team and wagon. She cried when she saw what a desolate country she was coming to.

Bert worked to help build the Sidon Canal and also worked on the Burlington Railroad line. Viola was hired to cook meals for the men working on the railroad, Bert also worked on the Buffalo Bill Dam near Cody.

He was a good farmer and raised a lot of grain. He also raised fruit treees, mostly apple and cherry and also different berries and had honey bees.

Four more children were born in Byron, Delora, Ida, Phebe and Frank.

Bert was a good carpenter and often had jobs in Garland, where he built several houses. He also had a sawmill on the Big Horn mountains.

Bert died on October 23, 1931 and Viola and Dell continued to live in the house.
(taken from the book Byron Wyoming 1900-2000 pages 53 and 54)



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  • Added: 8 Dec 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 32051906
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Adelbert Alexander (7 Jul 1860–21 Oct 1931), Find A Grave Memorial no. 32051906, citing Byron Cemetery, Byron, Big Horn County, Wyoming, USA ; Maintained by Cindy C. (contributor 47066494) .