Obituary of Alexander Kalbaugh (9/11/1829-1/25/1894)
By Marcy September 27, 2002 at 12:00:55
The old adage that "Death loves a shining mark" is seldom more forcibly exemplified that it was at 12:20 P.M. on Thursday January 25, 1894, when Mr. Alexander Kalbaugh, of Cross, this county quietly passed away from the cares and sufferings of this life, to live in the "Mansion not made with hands, eternal in the heavens."
Mr. Kalbaugh was one among the most prominent citizens of Mineral County, his circle of relatives and friends being very large.He was a man of sterling qualities and upright character and was held in high esteem by all who knew him.
He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for many years, holding membership with the church at Cross at the time of his death.
Mr. Kalbaugh was about 66 years of age.The funeral took place Sunday afternoon, the service taking place at the M.E. Church, Piedmont.Rev. Wm. McHammock, of Elk Garden, delivered an able and appropriate sermon, after which remarks were made by Revs. Alex Bielaski and H.H. Kight testifying to the high esteem in which the deceased was held.Rev. William Kight also assisted.The Interment was made in Philos cemetery.The attendance was very large, the spacious church being crowded.A special train run from Elk Garden for the occasion.The active pall bearers were Messrs. Frank Dixon, Stephen Dixon, Jas. Rankin, Jas. Simpson, Jas. Loy and Daniel Curtly.Honorary, Messrs. Jaemison, G.W. Harrison, U.B. McCandish, W.T. Blackiston, G.W. Spangler and E.J. Fredlock.