|Birth: ||Oct. 14, 1818|
|Death: ||Apr. 7, 1901|
Enlisted as a Private on 4 January 1865.
Substitute Company K, 33rd Infantry Regiment Indiana on 4 Jan 1865.
Mustered Out Company K, 33rd Infantry Regiment Indiana on 21 Jul 1865 at Louisville, KY.
A. H. Alexander, a pioneer resident
of Logansport, died at St. Joseph
hospital Sunday morning, at ll o'clock
from the effects of an operation
performed to counteract the effects
of an injury to his left foot sustained
while chopping wood some
weeks ago. Mr. Alexander while chopping
wood severed several arteries in
his foot and blood poisoning was feared.
The physicians recognizing the
fact that the only hope of recovery
lay in amputation tried to save his
life. He rallied under the operation
but his age, he being in his eighty
third year, was against him and he
gradually sunk. The deceased was
born on the banks of Cayuga lake.
New York, Oct. 14, 1818 and came to
Logansport in 1844. In 1846 he was
married to the wife who survives him.
At the beginning of the Civil war he
enlisted in the 2nd California cavalry,
with which company he served as
first sergeant for two years receiving
recognition for bravery. After being
discharged he returned to Logansport
where he enlisted in the 33rd Indiana
Volunteers and joined his company at
Atlanta, Ga. After the war was over
he came back to his family in Logansport
and settled down to citizen life.
He was a good citizen, an honorable,
upright gentleman, whom no one
could help but admire. He was a
strong churchman, taking great interest
in the workings of his church, the
Broadway Presbyterian. He had for
years held responsible positions in the
church and at the time of his death
was one of the four elders. While a
truly religious man he spent much of
his activity in other sources. He was
a man of wonderful physique and mentality.
Up until the time of his death
he had retained his mind and his powerful
build withstood the shock of the
operation at the hospital in wonderful
fashion. The deceased for a number
of years served as Captain of police
in Washington. In this responsible
position be acquitted himself
with honors. Retiring he went to
Topeka. Kan., where for some years
he held his residence, returning to
Logansport In 1891, where he has since
resided. Besides his wife, a son, Edward
W. Alexander, a conductor on
the Panhandle and Mrs. Kate Wilson,
of Chicago, survive to mourn the death
of husband and father. The funeral
will he held at 10 o'clock this morning
from the residence of E. W. Alexander,
No, 1120 North street, conducted
by Rev. Walter J. Johnson, pastor
of the Broadway Presbyterian church.
APRIL 9, 1901
(bio by: Deb Minniear Rush)
Mount Hope Cemetery
Created by: Mark
Record added: Mar 06, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34515072
Deb Minniear Rush
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