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THE WESTERN STAR, 15 March 1907

At the ripe old age of 81 years, 7 months and 3 days, Mrs. Alley ("Grandma") Alexander passed away at the home of her son, A. C. Alexander, near Protection, Kans., on last Saturday morning, March 9, 1907. She had been in rather feeble health for some time and her death was not unexpected. Mrs. Alexander was the wife of A. A. Alexander who died several years ago.

She was the daughter of Lewis and Mary Simpkins and was born in Millsbury, Lafayette-co., Penn., August 6, 1825. She and her husband moved from Pennsylvania to Illinois about the year 1845. They moved from Illinois to Sumner-co., Kans., and from there to Comanche-co. in 1887. She was twice married.

Six children survive her, as follows: Mrs. M. C. Thornbury of East St. Louis, Ill.; Mrs. W. L. Murray of Pierce City, Mo.; A. G. Alexander of Protection, Kans.; Mrs. M. E. Beier of Avard, Okla.; Mrs. Alice Morton of Woodward, Okla., and Mrs. Emma Walton of Wellington, Kans. Alvert Barber of Avard, Okla., was taken in infancy by Mrs. Alexander and raised to manhood. He then became as one of the family. Three children are dead.

Mrs. Alexander was the grandmother of 23 children and great-grandmother of 17 children. She leaves a brother and a sister who live in Colorado.

Mrs. Alexander was converted and united with the New Hope Baptist church in East St. Louis, Ill. over 50 years ago. She was a charter member of the Baptist church in Protection which was organized three years ago.

Her life was characterized by a happy hopeful spirit and by many acts of kindness. She was ever a good neighbor and a loving wife and mother. In her death and triumphs of the Christian's faith were exemplified. She loved the church and was always a willing supporter of every worthy enterprise. Her subscription to the new Baptist church at Protection was $100. She will be missed and her memory will ever be cherished with
loving remembrance. Her children contribute the following lines:

Our mother, she has left us,
And in her loss we deeply feel.
But it is God who has bereft us;
He can all our sorrows heal.

Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

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