1879 - March 28, 1913
We were sorry indeed to hear of the untimely death of Alfred Oxford, oldest
child of Samuel C. Oxford, who died at his home in Rosiclare, IL last Friday morning, March 28, 1913 at the age of 34 years.
Some fifteen years ago he married Miss Minnie Curry, the charming daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Sigel Curry, and to this union six children were born, the youngest being but two weeks old at time of father's death. Alfred disregarded the adage that "a rolling stone gathers no moss", moving about from place to place, living a while near Gross, then at Karbers Ridge, and later at Cave-in-Rock and finally located at Rosiclare, where he died, hence accumulated but little property, although he was industrious and worked hard. He was a big hearted, whole souled jolly fellow, whom everybody liked, and he made friends wherever he went.
He was stricken with pneumonia which proved fatal in about two weeks, notwithstanding all was done for him that could be done. It is sad indeed for a husband and father, in the prime and vigor of manhood, to be snatched away from his family at a time when they so much need his care and support, and sadder still to contemplate the fact that he had not been impressed with necessity of preparing for the great ordeal of death and a haven of rest hereafter.
His mother died when he was a small child, and a half sister some years later, so that his father and two brothers, Millard and Walter and his wife and six children survive him and with many other relatives and friends are left to mourn his premature death.
His remains were taken to the Gross cemetery and after a beautiful and impressive funeral discourse by Rev. Jonas Spivey, all that was mortal of poor Alfred was consigned to it's last resting place.
His young widow, whose many charming qualities of head and heart have endeared her to all with whom she came in contact, deserves and will have the sincere and heartfelt sympathy of a host of friends in her irreparable loss and great bereavement. John Allen Oxford (an uncle)
Taken from the Hardin County Independent