Alexander A French

Photo added by Paulette French

Alexander A French

  • Birth 1838 County Cork, Ireland
  • Death 20 Jul 1918 Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, USA
  • Burial Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, USA
  • Plot div a square 207C lot 2
  • Memorial ID 39137645

Vicksburg Evening Post, July 16, 1918:
MR. FRENCH'S CONDITION REMAINS UNCHANGED
The condition of Mr. Alex French the aged citizen injured by an automobile on Sunday afternoon remains about the same.
It was found that both of the old gentleman's legs were broken, and considering his advanced years it is feared that the bones will never heal.
Fortunately, Mr. French suffers no pain, as the injury seems to have completely paralyzed his lower limbs.
He has no recollection of the manner in which the accident occurred.

Vicksburg Evening Post, July 22, 1918:
The funeral services of the late Alex French who died Saturday night were held from the residence of his daughter, Mrs. D. L. Gibson, 1218 Grammar street yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock, Rev. J. S. Hillhouse officiating.
The following gentlemen served as pall bearers, all being grandsons of the deceased gentleman: E. Bonelli, Jr., Joe. Bonelli, A. E. Bonelli, W. A. Gibson, and D. L. Gibson, Jr.
Mr. French was 80 years of age and his death occurred as the result of an automobile accident a week ago, in which he was knocked down while attempting to cross the street ahead of a machine, the driver of which had no notice of his presence until he stepped off the sidewalk directly in front of the car.
Mr. French, who has been a resident of this city for many years is survived by three daughters, Mrs. E. Bonelli, Sr., and Mrs. D. L. Gibson of this city and Mrs. E. B. Foss of Maine.
The old gentleman has been a familiar figure on the streets of the city for many years and he has always been held in the highest regard by countless friends who deeply sympathize with his bereaved relatives.

Note: According to his great, great grandson,Frank Brooks, he had become hard of hearing. He got off a streetcar on Washington Street and started around it. He didn’t hear or see an approaching automobile and was struck by it.

Parents:
Joseph French
Elizabeth French(1804 - 1882)

Siblings:
Joseph French(1824 - 1868)
Margaret French Jones(1828 - 1910)
Samuel French(1832 - 1915)
David French(1835 - 1902)
William French(1837- 1884)
James French(1841 - 1860)

Oldest daughter:
Ida French Bonelli(1866 - 1953)


Family Members

Spouse

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  • Maintained by: Paulette French
  • Originally Created by: Martha
  • Added: 6 Jul 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 39137645
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander A French (1838–20 Jul 1918), Find A Grave Memorial no. 39137645, citing Cedar Hill Cemetery, Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Paulette French (contributor 49283097) .