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Samuel H Alexander

Male 1887 - 1949  (62 years)

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  • Name Samuel H Alexander 
    Born 22 Apr 1887  McLouth, Jefferson County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 20 Nov 1949  Colby, Thomas County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Beulah Cemetery, Colby, Thomas County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I542  Rossville
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2019 

    Father John C Alexander, Sr.,   b. 7 Aug 1848, Monroe, Monroe County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1926, Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Rubie L Muncil Alexander,   b. 1859,   d. 1939  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 31 Dec 1878 
    Family ID F165  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gladys Hutchinson Alexander 
    Married 1912 
     1. John C Alexander,   b. 1914
     2. Betty Janes Alexander Waldron
    Last Modified 10 Apr 2014 17:14:34 
    Family ID F166  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Obituary- Alexander, Sam 1
    Obituary- Alexander, Sam 1
    Sam H. Alexander was born at McLouth, Kan., April 22, 1887, the son of John C. and Ruby Alexander and died at St. Thomas hospital in Colby on Sunday evening, Nov. 20, 1949.
    He spent his boyhood in Leavenworth county, and his early manhood in Rossville, Kan., where he assisted in his father’s store. In 1907 the family moved to western Kansas, settling in Levant, and he was associated with the elevator there. He then came to Colby, and on April 26, 1910, in the words of the testimonial adopted by the directors of the Farmers and Merchants State bank on the occasion of his retirement in 1947, “began his career with this bank as bookkeeper [sic], advancing rapidly to the position of cashier by February, 1912. After serving the bank as cashier for nearly 35 years, he was elected vice president in 1946, after so many years of outstanding service, we wish to express deep appreciation for the diligence, understanding and tact with which he has so ably performed the many duties of his position, and for his unfailing courtesy and cooperation at all times.” After his retirement, he remained as a member of the board of directors with an inactive title of vice president.
    In 1912 he married Gladys Hutchinson, and to them was born a son, John C. Alexander, now of San Francisco, Cal., and a daughter, Betty Janes, now Mrs. William J. Waldron, of Colby. Besides his wife and children, he is survived by two granddaughters, Anne and Mary Jane Waldron; by his two sisters, Mrs. Grace Davis and Mrs. Mae Stewart of Rossville, and an uncle, H.H. Muncil of Kansas City.
    Sam Alexander was active in many civic affairs, and a moving spirit of numerous community and social activities, earning the respect and friendship of all who knew him. He was a 32nd degree Mason of the Topeka Consistry, was a charter member of the Colby Rotary club and past president, belonged to the Presbyterian church, and was for many years Thomas county Republican chairman. His many friends regret that he succumbed to his long illness.


    Sam Alexander
    Mrs. Denne Davis and her daughter Eva Naylor were called to Colby by the death Sunday night of Sam Alexander, brother of Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Elmer Stewart of this community.
    Mr. Alexander, when a young man, was in the grocery business here with his father at the turn of the century.
    An obituary will be published next week.

    [Handwritten note: Buried at Beulah Cemetery, Colby, KS]
    Obituary- Alexander, Sam 2
    Obituary- Alexander, Sam 2
    Sam H. Alexander
    (From Colby Press)
    A large concourse of grieving friends joined with the family in paying their tribute of respect to Sam H. Alexander in services held in the Colby Presbyterian church Tuesday afternoon. The gathering including men and women from the farming community far and near, business men a large number of the membership of the Colby Masonic order and members of the Colby Rotary club, and banker friends from surrounding towns.
    The services were wholly in keeping with the life of the one to whom tribute was paid, dignified, quiet, and set on a note of a life well lived and ended in a manner denoting triumph as well as sorrow. A remarkable profusion of flowers gave their testimony of the esteem in which the man was held.
    With Mrs. C.R. Storer at the organ George Nickson sang “Ave Maria” and “Abide With Me.” Dr. C.E. Hatfield conducted the service.
    At the cemetery the always impressive burial service of the Masonic lodge was read by Cline C. Curtiss, supported by officers and members of the organization.