Alexander Dunlop obituary (Girard Press, Crawford Co., Kan., 22 Dec 1910)
Dunlop In Grant township, Dec. 15th, 1910, Alexander Dunlop, aged 77 years, 6, months, and 10 days. Alexander Dunlop was born in Ste-warton, Ayreshire, Scotland, June 5th, 1833. He came to America in Jund, ,1845. He spent two years in Pennsylvania, and came from there to Randolph county, 111. There he secured a farm near Sparta, and in 1861 he was married to Miss Margaret Cuth-bertson. They camo to Kansas in 1878, and purchased the farm on which they have made their home ever since. I In early manhood he professed his faith in Jesus Christ, and became a member of the Presbyterian Church at Plum Creek, 111. He was the founder and a charter member of the Osage Presbyterian Church, of which he has been an active member and a ruling elder till the time of his death. He was a man of strong character and faith, with a name above reproach. . He leaves a wife, four sons, and one daughter, all of whom were at his bedside during his last sickness, and a host of friends mourn his departure. He died at the home farm near Girard. Funeral services were held at the Lebanon M. E. Church Friday, Dec. 16th, at 10:30 o'clock, a. m., Rev. Wm. W. Carnine, of McCune, officiating, and he was laid to rest in the Girard Cem etery. James and John Andrew, J. J. Cuthbertson, R. T. Kirkpatrick, W. B. Crawford, and Hugh Nairn acted as pallbearers. ' As a mark of respect to the deceased the school in his home district was closed, he having been a member of the school board nearly all the time he resided in it. "Blessed are they who die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea saith the spirit, that they may rest from their labors, and their works do follow them."