Duncan S. Alexander Died at His Home After Short Illness
Duncan Stewart Alexander, one of the oldest residents of Hutchinson, died at his home at 400 Sherman street east at 6 o’clock, Saturday evening, January 4, after an illness of a week or ten days, during which the end had not been unexpected at any time. He had not been in good health for several years but the immediate cause of his death was rheumatism of the heart. Mr. Alexander was born at Amsterdam, N.Y., April 5, 1839. With his parents he moved to Centerville, Mich., in 1846.
He enlisted as a private in the 24th Michigan Volunteer Infantry in 1862. In 1864 he entered the veteran reserve corps in Company F. 24th Michigan volunteers. He served three years altogether in the civil war. He came to Hutchinson in 1872, coming by rail to Newton and overland from that point here. He was married at Johnstown, N.Y., in 1877, to Miss Margaret Helena Miller who, with her two daughters, Miss Grace Alexander and Miss Amy Alexander, and one son, Robert Alexander, survive him. Mr. Alexander was connected with the Raff Dry Goods Company for several years and again with the Brown & Bigger real estate office. During recent years he had been in the real estate and insurance business here. He leaves a sister in Centerville, Mich., and a brother in Detroit, Mich. Mr. Alexander was well known by nearly everyone who had lived in Reno county since Hutchinson was founded. He had a host of friends who extend their sympathy to the bereaved family.
Hutchinson News Weekly
Jan 9, 1908, pg 3
Submitted by Kathleen Dankanyin