May 17, 1961
Mrs. Ethna Ford Alexander
Mrs. Ethna Ford Alexander, 82 of Ellsworth, died Thursday, May 11 after a long illness at a local hospital.
She was born at Marlboro, April 9, 1879, daughter of Alfred and Clara (Anderson) Ford.
A graduate of Lamoine high school, and Castine Normal school she taught public schools for several terms: attended and graduated from Beals Business College in Bangor. and was employed by the E. L. Cleveland Company, Houlton, Maine.
She was married June 5, 1901, to Ernest C. Alexander, employee of the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Company in the office of the chief engineer at Houlton. When Mr. Alexander was transferred to the general offices of the company, they moved in 1919 to Bangor where they resided until his retirement in 1960.
In early life she united with the Congregational Church in Houlton, transferring membership to All Souls Congregational Church upon coming to Bangor. She was a member of the Norumbega Club and other women's organizations.
Surviving, besides her husband, Ernest C. Alexander of Ellsworth, are three children: Donald F.
The obituary ends abruptly and does not give the names of other survivors.
Thursday, February 5, 1970
Ernest C. Alexander
Ernest C. Alexander, 93, died Thursday Jan. 29, at an Ellsworth hospital afer a long illness.
He was born August 10, 1876 at Fredericton Junction, N. B., Canada, the son of Lt. Colonel Thomas and Lorena (Robertson) Alexander.
He worked for the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad from 1895 util his retirement in 1950.
He was a member of All Souls' Congregational Church in Bangor.
he lived at Lamoine and Ellsworth before moving to Surry four years ago.
He is survived by two sons, Donald F. Alexander of Dayton, Ohio and Robert L. of Lamoine; one daughter, Mrs. Donald (Dorothy) Saltmarsh of Concord, N. H.; several grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; one brother, George B. Alexander of Harrop, British Columbia, Canada and one sister, Mrs. John Shearer of Lakewood, N. B. Canada.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Jordan Funeral Home in Ellsworth with Rev. Reginald Couture of the Union Congregational Church officiating.
Burial was in the East Lamoine Cemetery.
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