The following Notice of Incorporation for Creswell Academy appeared in the August 16, 1899 issue of the Roanoke Beacon. The individuals incorporating were A.G. WALKER, Alfred ALEXANDER, William H. HARDISON, James L. HASSELL, Johnson W. SPRUILL, Julius L. HOWELL, W.J. MERCER, D. SPRUILL, and Mathias OWENS. The Incorporation notice is signed by T.J. MARRINER.
A Sad Death
Our community was greatly shocked on Wednesday evening when it learned that Mr. W.A. ALEXANDER was dead.
Mr. ALEXANDER went to his mill on Wednesday morning in seemingly usual health. About 11 o’clock it was thought he had fainted and the physicians of the town were summoned, who soon pronounced it hemmorhage of the brain, and recovery impossible. At 5 o’clock that evening he died at his office, it not being thought best to carry him home during his suffering.
Mr. ALEXANDER was well known in this county, being a native of Creswell, where he was interested quite extensively in farming , but of late years he has resided in Plymouth, he being manager and part owner of the Plymouth Milling Co.
The deceased was 48 years old and leaves several brothers, a wife and four small children to mourn their loss. He was a consistenct member of the M.P. Church, a loving and kind husband and father and a good citizen.
The remains were taken to Creswell yesterday morning and interred in the family burying ground.
We join their many friends in extending to the bereaved ones our heartfelt sympathy in their deep distress. Surely an upright man has gone to his reward.
Source: Roanoke Beacon, 5 Oct 1900