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 Charles Engram “Charlie” Alexander

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Charles Engram “Charlie” Alexander

  • Birth 29 Jan 1871 South Carolina, USA
  • Death 9 Jan 1949 Darlington County, South Carolina, USA
  • Burial Darlington, Darlington County, South Carolina, USA
  • Memorial ID 54096608

Charlie was a son of John Wesley Alexander and the former Sarah A.M. "Sallie" Stewart. He was widowed by Frances Olivia Jernigan Alexander, who died due to childbirth, and was buried on his fathers old property "Lone Tree Farm" in Florence County with the infant in the same coffin. He is buried next to 2nd wife Ida Jeffords Alexander. Between the two wives, he had a large family.

Although it is commonly thought that Charlie was not a Charles is incorrect. He was Charles Engram "Charlie" Alexander, attested to me personally by the late William Frank Alexander Sr., his son. Just a couple of years before he died he strongly told several Alexanders and me at a family reunion that his father was indeed a Charles, and that his father's middle name was Engram, spelled with an "E", not an "I".

OBITUARY dated January 12, 1949, but datelined January 11:

"DARLINGTON, January 11 – Charles E. Alexander, 77, planter died last night (his grave marker says he died on January 9th) at his residence at Oates. He had been in declining health for some time.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock at the Pine Grove Methodist Church, conducted by the pastor, J.P. Raquemore, pastor of the Southern Methodist of Philadelphia. Nephews of the deceased will serve as pallbearers, and grand-nieces will be in charge of the flowers.

Mr. Alexander was born in Darlington County. He was a member of the Methodist Church, and farmed extensively.

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ida Jeffords Alexander; five sons, Frank Alexander, Earl Alexander, Woodrow Alexander, Ira Alexander, all of Oates; and James Alexander of Hartsville; two daughters, Mrs. Howard Watford of Lamar and Mrs. Harley Newsome of Hartsville; two brothers, Luther Alexander and Joe Alexander, both of Timmonsville; two sisters, Miss Maggie Alexander and Mrs. George Hatchell, both of Timmonsville. Six grandchildren survive also."



Inscription

"BLESSED ARE THE DEAD WHICH DIE IN THE LORD."


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  • Created by: Val McGinness
  • Added: 25 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 54096608
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Engram “Charlie” Alexander (29 Jan 1871–9 Jan 1949), Find A Grave Memorial no. 54096608, citing Pine Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery, Darlington, Darlington County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Val McGinness (contributor 47242116) .