HEYWORTH STAR THURSDAY
JUNE 27, 1929
Alexander Halsey, Aged Native Son, Passes Unto Rest
A native son of McLean County and pioneer of this locality, Alexander
Halsey, passed away at his home on West Main Street, Saturday at 8:45 p.m.
Mr. Halsey had been in feeble health and not able to leave his home for
many months. His death followed that of his wife by only ten weeks and
The funeral was conducted in the Christian Church Monday
afternoon by the pastor, Rev. Mr. Deweese, and was largely attended. The
hymns were song by Mrs. Joseph Scott and Mrs. Robert Nichols and the cachet
was borne by six grandsons, the some with one exception, who had been
pallbearers for the grandmother, namely: Irvin, Paul, Jay, Dean and Earl
Halsey and Ben Harrison. Interment was in the Heyworth Cemetery.
Deceased, who was a son of Eli and Nancy Scott Halsey, was born in McLean
County, November 5, 1842. He was married on Oct 8, 1864, to Mary Jane Davis,
who died April 7, last. Mr. and Mrs. Halsey were the parents of ten
children, of whom the following survive: John C. of Chicago, Arthur of
Newton, IA., R. O. and A. O. of Heyworth vicinity, Mrs. Etta Cruse of
Bloomington and Minnie and Annie, at home. Two sons and an infant daughter
preceded their fatherís death.
Until he retired from his farm 4 1/2 milessouth of town to live in Heyworth,
Mr. Halsey was known as one of the most enterprising and successful famers
of his community. His ability to raisefine horses, cattle and hogs was
especially noted. In the public affairs of his farm neighborhood, he took an
active part and was Clerk of the School Board for a number of years. All
his life was spent in this community with the exception of four years,
during which he lived in Missouri.
Relatives from a distance called here by the last illness and death included
John Halsey of Chicago, Robert Halsey and wife, and George Dillow of Amboy,
Mrs. Charles Mackon and daughter Helen, George Murer and wife, Miss Rena
Halsey, Mr. & Mrs. Carl Halsey and children of St. Louis.