New Richmond-- James M Alexander, 80, a barber in New Richmond. 55 years, died wed, evening at the home hospital in Layfayette where he had been a patient three weeks. Born April 26,1868,in Linden, Mr. Alexander was the son of Howell and Acentha Alexander, Pioneer Montgomery County residents.He married Nettie Robinson july 24,1896.He was a member of the New Richmond Methodist Church.Surviving are the Widow, and a son,Herbert Alexander of East Gary. In.Funeral services will be held at 2;30 oclock friday afternoon. At the New Richmond Methodist Church. With burial at the New Richmond cemetery.The body will lie in state at the church for one hour preceeding the rites. Friends may pay their respects at the Kings funeral home in Linden In. Untill noon Friday. Rev A.A. Schenck in charge.