Sgt. Alexander Hamilton Osborne

The Clarksburg Telegram., May 06, 1898, pg. 7
Grave marker of Alexander Hamilton Osborne

Lieut. Cuthbert Osborn was called home from Camp Lee Monday owing to the serious illness of his father Mr. A. H. Osborn, of this city.

Mr. Osborn has been sick since the night of the departure of company K, and for the past few days has been in a very critical condition.

–Later–Mr. Osborn died this (Thursday) afternoon about 4 o’clock.

Death of Alexander Hamilton Osborn.

The Clarksburg Telegram., May 13, 1898, pg. 7

Photograph of Alexander Hamilton Osborn

Alexander Hamilton Osborn died at his home in this city last Thursday, May 5, 1898, at 5:30 p. m., age 70 years, 2 months and 27 days. He had been sick for several days but was not considered serious until a day or two before his death, when he was taken with a severe attack of pneumonia.

The funeral took place from his residence on Main Street Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, and interment at Odd Fellows Cemetery. He was born in Fayette County, Pa., February 8, 1828.

His great grandfather was a soldier in the War of 1812.

Mr. Osborn has for many years owned and operated machine shops in this city.

During the war he enlisted in the 17th West Virginia.

He was a prominent Odd Fellow.

The community loses a progressive and honored citizen.

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In Memoriam

The Clarksburg Telegram., May 13, 1898, pg. 7

Why, what is pomp, rule, reign, but earth and dust? And live we how we can, yet die we must.

Alexander Hamilton Osborn was born in Fayette County, Pa., February 8, 1898, and died in Clarksburg, West Virginia, on the 5th day of May, 1898. Was initiated into Morgantown lodge, transferring his membership to Adelphi Lodge No. 8, in 1874, and from that time onward through life was a zealous Odd Fellow ; always filling some office, in his Lodge–guiding its financial affairs and watching its interest even unto the day of his death.

Brother Osborn was faithful to every trust imposed upon him ; earnest, zealous and untiring in his devotion to the Order he so well represented; always ready to practice the principles of Odd Fellowship in every walk of life, he endeared himself to all who became acquainted with him.

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A true friend, a faithful Brother, an honest and true citizen, a loving husband and father has been taken from our midst. No more shall we feel the warm pressure of his hand, and the geniality of his loving presence.

A good man never lives in vain, but leaves behind the fragrant example of good deeds and the kindly offices to his fellow man.

Be it ours to emulate his virtues and to strive to cultivate those graces which adorned and dignified his character.

Fraternally submitted in F. L. T.

Jacob M. Swartz,
Chas. Peck,
P. M. Long,

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