|Name} Detwiller, Alexander (Alex)||Family History} Olson|
|Title}||Race} White||Sex} Male|
|Birth: Date} Fam 18 May 1878||Place} St. Marys, Blanshard Twp., Perth, Ontario|
|Marr.: Date} Fam 28 Dec 1908||Place} , Griggs, North Dakota (Link)|
|Death: Date} Exa 6 Nov 1927||Place} Tyrol Twp., Griggs, North Dakota|
|Burial: Date} Aft 6 Nov 1927||Place} Cooperstown Cemetery, Cooperstown, Griggs, North Dakota|
|Parents: } Henry C. Detwiller & Mathilda Moore|
Relationship No.} 220
|1st Household No.} 387 = Blanshard Twp., Perth, Ontario|
| Occupation 1} Farmer |
Total Number of} 1
|Notes: Alexander Detwiller, known as Alex, was born 18 May 1878 in St. Marys, Perth, Ontario. He was the fourth surviving child of Henry and Mathilda Detwiller. In the 1881 Canada census the family was living in Blanshard Twp., Perth, and included John, born in 1872, Mary, 1874, William, 1876, Alex, and Fredrick. Andrew was born in 1881 after the census was taken.|
In 1886, the family immigrated to the United States, settling in Tyrol Twp., Griggs,
North Dakota. His last brother, Harry, was born in 1891 in the United States.
In the 1900 U.S. census, Alex was living with his family in Tyrol Twp., Griggs,
North Dakota. His father was a farmer, and the household consisted of him,
his parents, his three younger brothers, Fred, Andrew, and Harry, and a servant named
Bell Bettie (Beattie). Bell was later to marry Andrew. Alex is seen at
the right sometime after his father's death in 1900.|
Alex married Margaret McNab on 28 Dec 1908 in Griggs County, North Dakota. Their only child, Duncan Alexander, was born 13 Jan 1910. The three of them are found in the 1910 and 1920 U.S. census records in Tyrol Twp., Griggs. Alex is listed as being a grain farmer. The farm, which he owned, was located 5½ miles north of Cooperstown.
On 12 Sep 1918, Alex registered for the World War I draft. He was 40 years old and described as being of medium height, stout, with blue eyes and brown hair. He was farming for himself, and his farm was located on R.F.D. #3, Cooperstown.
Alex's son Duncan died of pneumonia on 1 Feb 1924, at the age of 14 years. Sometime after this, Alex had a stroke, and suffered more than two years with various related illnesses. The last six months of his life were spent in a chair. He died of a cerebral embolism on 6 Nov 1927, at the home of Robert Pratt. Funeral services were held at the Masonic Temple, conducted by members of the Masonic Order, of which he was a member. Dr. L.C. Cooley also delivered a short funeral sermon. Alex is buried in the Cooperstown Cemetery, Cooperstown, North Dakota.
|Time of Birth}||Time of Death} 2:00 PM||Fraternal/Social}Masons, Free/Scot|
|Confirm. Date}||Photos} Alexander in 1908|
|Immigr'n Date} 1885||Port}|
|Education: Grade} or Top 2 Degrees}|
|Military: Service} None for the State of}|
|Health Condition} Stroke
Cause of Death} Cerebral embolism
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