James Breckenridge Alverson

James Breckenridge Alverson

Wapello County, Iowa, USA
Death 19 Jun 1945 (aged 84)
Batavia, Jefferson County, Iowa, USA
Burial Batavia, Jefferson County, Iowa, USA
Plot New Part - Lot N31
Memorial ID 86025647 · View Source
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RE: parents of James Alverson - "Benjamin died on June 27, 1892, at the age of 75, and Celesta died on March 20, 1899, at the age of 83. It is suspected that they both might have been buried in Batavia Cemetery, but the exact location of their graves is not known."


"Fairfield Ledger", Tues., June 19, 1945, Pg. 5, Col. 4

Old time mail carrier dies

James Breckenridge ALVERSON, 84, died this morning at his home in Batavia. Son of Benj. & Celesta ALVERSON, born in Wapello Co., n.w. of Batavia, Aug. 27, 1860, youngest of 11 children. He resided in the immediate vicinity his entire life and for over 40 years in Batavia.

He carried the mail on what is known as the old rural route No. 2, north of Batavia, for 26 years, retiring in 1927. On Mar. 18, 1889, he married Kate MASON, who died Mar. 9, 1927. Seven children, six survive. On July 3, 1934, he married Belle HUGHELL who survives. He was member Methodist Church. A brother, the late Joe ALVERSON ( Joseph Henry Alverson ), who died a year ago at age 99, was Civil War veteran. Surviving children: Ralph, Harrisburg, Ill.; Myrtle, San Antonio, Tex.; Mable, San Diego, Calif.; Oscar, Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs. Inez CROCKETT, Des Moines; Mrs. Gertrude GLOTFELTY, Sheridan, Wyo. A son Arthur preceded him in death.

"Fairfield Ledger", Thur., Aug. 25, 1938, Pg. 2, Col. 5

J. B. ALVERSON on 78th birthday recalls past.... Apr. 15, 1901, J. B. started with a team of horses and a 2-wheeled cart to deliver the mail on R.2 out of Batavia. Twenty-six years, four months, and eleven days later he made his last trip....

Death Records, Bk. 7, p. 101

James Breckenridge ALVERSON, Batavia, married; wife Belle HUGHELL ALVERSON, 68; born Aug. 27, 1860 in Wapello County, Iowa; died June 19, 1945, Batavia, age 84-9-22; bur. Batavia Cemetery. Father - Benjamin ALVERSON, born Ky.; mother - Salista HUNT.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Breckenridge Alverson (27 Aug 1860–19 Jun 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86025647, citing Batavia Cemetery, Batavia, Jefferson County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Richard K Thompson (contributor 46900770) .