Alexander Wilks George

  • Birth 23 Jan 1853 Linn Creek, Camden County, Missouri, USA
  • Death 23 Jun 1935 Freedom, Camden County, Missouri, USA
  • Burial Linn Creek, Camden County, Missouri, USA
  • Memorial ID 50059247

Farmer & Minister

Father: Ira Hubbard George and Agnes Ellen Bradshaw.

Husband of Elizabeth Lucretia "Betty" Scott.

Father of the following children:
William Logan George 6/16/1873 - 3/15/1958
(m. Malissa Ann "Malisie" Kuykendall 11/7/1875 - 1/6/1955)
Ira Hubbard George (the Younger) 9/10/1875 - 1918
(m. Josie Wilson 9/10/1875 - 1948)
(m. Hazel Davidson)
Joseph Edward George 10/9/1877 - 4/11/1959
(m. Betty or Bettie J. Emry 6/30/1880 - 10/25/1932
(m. Clara Jackson)
Alzena Ellen George 11/11/1880 - 10/27/1957
(m. Isaac Whitedeer or Whitaker abt. 1880 - bef. 1940)
(m. Riley Barnett 1860 - 1940)
Alexander Wilks "Al" George, Jr. 12/27/1881 - 6/1974
(m. Vina Mathews)
(m. Minnie Florence Hopkins 9/1889 - 11/7/1918)
(m. Rocena McDowell 8/21/1898 - 11/15/1960)
John Mills Pearce George 3/1/1883 - 3/6/1957
(m. Viola Manuel 1886 - 1918)
Florence Ethel George 4/26/1885 - 2/11/1924
(m. Lynn McKnight)
Alexander Milton George 1/8/1888 -
(m. Florence Devin)
Charles Zebedee George 7/20/1890 - 1978
(m. Clara Edna Praytor)

Alexander's middle name is Wilks. The person who organized the Freedom Church of Christ in 1850 was Elder J.M. Wilks (Peggy Smith Hake). It would seem a reasonable deduction to believe that Alexander's parents gave him that middle name in honor of Elder Wilks.

According to his death certificate, Alexander died in Freedom and not Montreal or Camdenton as some researchers have stated. He died of chronic myocarditis with secondary influenza and pleural infusion. Dr. Myron Jones, D.O. had been taking care of him since March of that year. Abbie Bankhead Wollery was the undertaker in Camdenton who took care of his body for burial.

Gravesite Details As of this writing, I have not located Alexander's gravesite. Family tradition has it he was buried at this church as he was a member there. However, his wife is buried in Delaware County, OK and died before he did.





  • Maintained by: Rick Lawrence
  • Originally Created by: marge
  • Added: 22 Mar 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 50059247
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander Wilks George (23 Jan 1853–23 Jun 1935), Find A Grave Memorial no. 50059247, citing Freedom Church of Christ Cemetery, Linn Creek, Camden County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Rick Lawrence (contributor 47207615) .