While I was checking out New Richmond Indiana cemetery, I had seen a grave stone of A byron Alexander whom I didn't recognise.It turned out that he was the last Alexander that lived in New Richmond(that I know of).A son from a second Marriage of Grant Alonzo Alexander and Ruth A Stanley. Byron never had Children and his step brothers and step sisters had apparently moved away, he was New Richmonds barber for many years.Byron alexander Is,I beleive the last Alexander to live in New Richmond Indiana. One resident told me that Byron spent the last of his money taking care of his wife before she passed away,He was apparently well liked by the townspeople of New Richmond because they all chiped in and bought him a very pretty tombstone,They knew of his love for baseball and had a picture etchedon the front of the tombstone of a complete baseball diamond with him as the umpire and one finger in the air signifying the first strike. I was told that he had worked at a school nearby.Here is the obituary of Byron Alexander sent to me by Mrs. Joann Oppy. a historian at New Richmond Indiana. March 12,1912 to Jan 14,1996 New Richmond--Byron S Alexander, 83, of New Richmond died at 3:55 am Sunday in St Anthony Health Care where he had been a patient since December.He was a former resident of New Richmond. Mr Alexander a barber, was the recepient of the first barbers liscence issued in the state of Indiana. The New Richmond High School Graduate also owned and operated Alexanders Appliance & Furniture Store. He and his wife opened the store in 1946. He retired in 1990.
Prior to service in World War 11, He was a Minor League umpire and umpired many of the Layfeyette Red Sox games at Columbia Park in the late 1940's. During World War 11,he served as a medic in the pacific theater. He was a member of the American Legion and the New Richmond Masonic Lodge.
He served two terms as Coal creek Township Trustee and two terms as President of the trustees association.
He was born March 28, 1912, to Grant Alonzo and Ruth Stanley Alexander. He Married Bernice Hinman in 1942 at Crawfordsville. She died March 31, 1986. Graveside Services are scheduled for 10 a.mWednsday at New Richmond Cemetery.There will be no visitation. Hahn Funeral Home at Linden is in charge of arrangments.