Cedelia Bloomer Alexander

Bellevue News - 11/3/1899, pg. 4, C. 2-3

Obituary - ALEXANDER. At her home on Kilbourne Street, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 1899, at 7:30 O'clock p.m., Mrs. Cedelia D. Alexander, aged 51 years, 2 months and 16 days, Mrs. Alexander was a daughter of Charles B. and Caroline C. (Dimick) Bloomer, and is the last of that family to pass away. She was born at Weaver's Corners, Ohio, Aug. 15, 1848. She was united in marriage with R. B. Alexander, at that place, Dec. 18, 1866.  For four years after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Alexander resided at Weaver's Corners. They then removed to this city, which has been their home ever since with the exception of two or three years spent at Flat Rock.

Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Alexander: Charles W., Reuben Bloomer, John and Frank. Reuben Bloomer died at the age of two years and ten months. The others live in this city and are respected members of the community.

Mrs. Alexander united with St. Paul's church of this city, four years ago. Her previous life had been that of a Christian in all but church membership. and she readily became an active worker in the church and a devoted communicant. To her and Mrs. George James is due the credit of starting E. O. Merry chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.   She was its first presiding officer and has devoted much time to its interests. She was also an active member of the Ladies' Auxiiliary to the O.R.C., the L.T.B.A. and the Woman's Relief Corps. In whatever society or cause she interested herself her energy and enthusiasm were freely given and aroused to action others who otherwise would have remained passive.

It may be said without fear of contradiction that no more patriotic woman lived in Bellevue. Her love of country and her readiness to assist its soldiers in time of war and to honor the memory of the dead who fought in her country's cause, are worthy of emulation.  In the home she was always a devoted wife and mother. The kind-heartedness and generosity which prompted her to a wider sphere of action served also to make her attachments greater to those of closer kinship. Her death is the result of a paralytic attack which she received Oct. 13th, eighteen days previous to her death. Her departure from earth leaves desolate a heretofore happy home, and the sorrowing husband and sons have sympathy of all and the sincere wish that the Almighty may temper their grief by such consolation as He alone can give.

The funeral will be held this afternoon at 1:30 at the house and 2 O'clock at the Reformed church conducted by Rev. A.H. Zechiel. Interment will be made in Bellevue cemetery.

Note:  Lived in Huron/Sherman 1848-1869+

Cathy Lauer

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