I am also researching a Issac Howell Alexander. This obit was in family bible,,,,,Chris
About 12 oclock, midnight, Wednesday, I.H Alexander,aged 67, passed away after a short confinement to his bed. Mr Alexander has been failing since last spring, but would not give up till the last moment. He was one of the oldest settlers of this country and a highly respected citizen.
He leaves a wife, three sons and two daughters to mourn his loss. He was a veteran of the Mexican war. His father Richard Alexander settled on the Levi Thomas place in about the year 1827 or 28, coming here from Ohio. Of I.H brothers and sisters (12 in number) only three are living. Goerge, John and Wesley. Goerge is lying at the point of death at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Alva Breaks; John ,who lives near Topeka Kansas, and Wesley, residing in southern IL, are here.
After returning from the Mexican war, I.H. located his land warrant in White county and lived there a few years, returning to Warren county where he stayed a short time after which he came to this county and located a mile south of New Richmond, living there until a year age wh en he moved into town. In the year 1847 he married Acenith Smith, Daughter of a pioneer who came here about the time the Alexanders came, and from the same state.
There where ten children, five of whom are dead, Louisa, wife of Dr. G. W. Dewey, Lives near Crawfordsville; Alma lives at home, Bayless lives just west of town, Grant, on the old home place south of town and J. M. the youngest lives at home.
Mr Alexander was a man of more than ordinaryintelligence and in his younger days was a debater of note and always informed on current events. Born Dec 15, 1826. He was 67 years, 9 months and 26 days old. Funeral services will be held at the house to-dayat 2 o'clock p.m. Thos . Shanklin will conduct the services. Interrment at the New Richmond cemetery.