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George and Josephine Alexander


10. George Walker2 Alexander (William Harvy1)(50) was born in Bonaparte, VanBuren Co, IA March 8, 1856. George died January 20, 1924 in VanBuren Co, Iowa, at 67 years of age. Burial at Bentonsport Cemetery, Bentonsport, Van Buren Co, Iowa

He married Josephine Iowa Godown in VanBuren Co, Iowa, August 30, 1877. Josephine was born in VanBuren Co, Iowa August 12, 1852. Josephine(51) was the daughter of Mark Oscar Godown and Mahala Hurlburt. Josephine died December 8, 1926 in VanBuren Co, Iowa, at 74 years of age. Burial at Bentonsport Cemetery, Bentonsport, Van Buren Co, Iowa In the 1880 census Harrisburg, VanBuren Co, Iowa page 450B, George (age 24) is recorded with Josephine (age 27). daughters Stella (age 2) and Jessee (age 10 Months). George is noted as a farmer and his parents were both born in Tenn.

In the 1900 census Harrisburg Twp, VanBuren Co Iowa page 69B, George (age 43) is recorded with his wife Josephene (age 47), sons George (age 16), Clyde (age 14), Joseph (age 13), Livingston (age 4), daughters Blanch (age 10) and Etta (age 6). They have been married for 24 years and have had 13 children with 11 alive at the time of the census. George is a farm laborer and rents his home.

In the 1910 census Harrisburg Twp, VanBuren Co Iowa page 73, George (age 53) is recorded with his wife Josephene (age 57), Clyde (age 25), Livingston (age 14), Etta (age 16) and Nellie (age 11). They have been married for 32 years and have had 13 children with 11 alive at the time of the census. George is a farmer.

In the 1920 census Harrisburg Twp, VanBuren Co Iowa page 1, George (age 63) is recorded with his wife Josephene (age 67), Stella Cass (age 41,widow), Manly (age 37,widower), and Hester (age 10)a granddaughter. George has no occupation listed.

GEORGE WALKER ALEXANDER

George Walker Alexander, son of Harvey and Lucinda Alexander, who was born near Bonaparte, Van Buren County Iowa, on March 8, 1856 and passed away at the Hospital at Mt. Pleasant at 9:30 last Sunday morning January 20, 1924 at the age of 67 years 10 Months and 12 days. Mr. Alexander had been in failing health for the past 18 months, caused from hardening of the arteries and heart trouble. On August 30, 1877 he was united in marriage to Josephine Godown and to this union were born 13 children, four of them preceded him in death. Two dying in infancy, and Mrs. Stella Cass who died July 6, 1922, and Clyde who died August 13, 1923. He leaves to mourn his wife and nine children. Charles H. of Ottumwa, Iowa, Manley M., Joseph A., George W., and Livingston M. of Stockport, Iowa; Mrs. Jessie Perkins of Marengo, Ohio; Blanch Cass of Bentonsport, Iowa; Mrs. Effie Cross of Farmington, Iowa; and Mrs. Nellie Cross of Fort Madison, Iowa. Three brothers, Thomas of Dungress, Washington; Frank of Brookpark, Minn., General of Simpson, Kansas. 25 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren and a large circle of friends who deeply mourn his passing away. Funeral services were held on Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the Stockport Methodist Church, and were conducted by C.J. Bowles with interment in the Holswarth Cemetery.

George Walker Alexander and Josephine Iowa Godown had the following children:

child 18 i. Stella3 Alexander was born in Bonaparte, VanBuren Co, IA April 3, 1878. Stella died July 6, 1922 in Fairfield, Jefferson Co, IA, at 44 years of age. She married John Marshal Cass in Harrisburg Twp, VanBuren Co, IA, April 25, 1900. John was born Iowa September 1866. (Additional notes for John Marshal Cass(52)) John died before 1920. i0 In the 1900 census Harrisburg Twp, VanBuren Co Iowa page 67, Marshal (age 43), is recorded with his wife Stella (age 22), Dwane (age 17), Carl (age 15), Earl (age 14), Ina (age 11). Marshall is noted as being married for 18 years and Stell as 0 with no children. Marshall is also noted as being a widower.

child 19 ii. Jessie Lucinda Alexander(53) was born in Harrisburg Twp, VanBuren Co, IA August 1879. Jessie died November 1951 at 72 years of age. She married William Perkins in Harrisburg Twp, VanBuren Co, IA, December 14, 1898. William was born about 1879. (See William Perkins for the continuation of this line.)

child 20 iii. Charles Huston Alexander(54) was born in Cedar Twp, VanBuren Co, IA December 12, 1880. Charles died October 18, 1957 at 76 years of age. He married Martha M Butts August 28, 1901. Mattie was born about 1880.

child + 21 iv. Manly Mark Alexander was born August 25, 1882.

child + 22 v. George Wilbur Alexander was born August 1, 1883.

child 23 vi. Clyde Walker Alexander was born in Vernon, VanBuren Co, IA August 10, 1885. Clyde died August 13, 1923 at 38 years of age. He married Dora Belle Cross in VanBuren Co, Iowa, February 14, 1911. Dora was born about 1885.

child 24 vii. Joseph A Alexander(55) was born in Bentonsport, VanBuren Co, IA September 25, 1886. Joseph died October 2, 1961 in Bentonsport, VanBuren Co, IA, at 75 years of age. He married Jane Johnson May 21, 1932. Jane was born about 1886.

child 25 viii. Blanch Rosella Alexander was born in Harrisburg Twp, VanBuren Co, IA July 30, 1889. Blanch died March 11, 1940 in VanBuren Co, Iowa, at 50 years of age. She married Carl Delivan Cass about 1919. Carl was born about 1889.

child 26 ix. Orville Alexander was born in VanBuren Co, Iowa September 8, 1890.

child 27 x. Effie Victoria Alexander was born in VanBuren Co, Iowa October 20, 1893. in the 1900 census her birth date is noted as July 1893 Effie died January 25, 1966 at 72 years of age. She married Eliza Glenn Cross in Clark Co, Missouri, June 20, 1910. Eliza was born about 1893.

child 28 xi. Etta Alexander was born in VanBuren Co, Iowa about 1894.

child 29 xii. Livingston Morris Alexander was born in VanBuren Co, Iowa August 19, 1895. Livingston died October 11, 1955 at 60 years of age. He married Elizabeth Mary Kersie about 1915. Elizabeth was born about 1895.

child 30 xiii. Nellie Marie Alexander was born in VanBuren Co, Iowa September 12, 1898. Nellie died October 5, 1984 in Fort Madison, IA, at 86 years of age. She married Lual Oran Cross in Keosauqua, Van Buren Co, IA, October 3, 1914. Lual was born about 1898.

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