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THE WESTERN STAR, 20 January 1894

Mrs. Alexander, mother of Mrs. C. M. Ross of this city, passed quietly away last Monday evening, Jan. 15th, without a struggle. On the day of her death she received the sacrament of the church from the hands of the Presiding Elder, Rev. W. H. Rose, and about two hours after this, her death summons came and she suddenly fell away.

Mrs. Naomi Alexander was born in Illinois, Dec. 15, 1814, and was consequently over 80 years of age. Her maiden name was Naomi Chance. She was converted and united with the church in the sixteenth year of her
age. When twenty years old she was married to rev. Charles Lancaster, a Methodist minister. They had three children. A few years after Mr. Lancaster's death, she married David Alexander. About five years ago she
came from Illinois to visit her daughter, Mrs. C. M. Ross. Soon after coming here she met with an accident which made her a cripple for the rest of her life. When Mr. Ross moved into town from his claim she came
with the family, confined to the bed a part of the time, and to the house all of the time, but few people came to know her. She was an example of Christian patience and her trust in the Savior never wavered.

And so, to our friend who has been on life's stage for four fifths of a century, we say a restful farewell, for our pen could never describe her virtues or her worth. She died as she had lived, smiling, with no cloud, no word, except, that of encouragement and peace; but like a great mother gone, she leaves a testimony for us all. "Leaves have their time to fall."

The funeral took place from the family residence of Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Ross, Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Latham conducting the funeral services.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

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