Camden, August 28, 1913 – George Gilman Alexander, city clerk and treasurer, and one of Camden’s most prominent and highly respected citizens, died at his residence yesterday morning, August 27, 1913. He had been confined to his bed for a little more than three weeks, and through it was known that his condition was quite grave, it was considered that he was steadily improving and the end came as a surprise to all Camden.
Mr. Alexander was 67 years of age, having been born in Camden January 9, 1846, the son of Isaac Alexander and great grandson of Abraham Alexander, chairman of the committee which drew up and signed the Mecklenburg declaration. During his entire life he has been identified with the public life he has been identified with the public life of this section and has served the community in many capacities. As a member of Company K, Wateree Mounted Riflemen, Seventh South Carolina cavalry, he served during the entire War Between the Sections under Col. A. C. Haskell and Capt. D. St. Pierre DuBose. The fearlessness which characterized his entire life, characterized him as a soldier.
From 1882 to 1884 he was mayor of Camden and served Kershaw county as State senator during the administration of Gov. Richardson. For many years he was editor of the Camden Journal, and for two terms was postmaster at Camden.
In every walk of life Mr. Alexander proved himself a man of indomitable courage and enjoyed a well deserved reputation for uprightness, honesty and integrity. His loss is keenly and broadly felt, and he is mourned by a host of admiring friends.
Beside his wife, one brother, Dr. I H Alexander, and a sister, Mrs. J. T. Hirschman, he is survived by six children; G. G. Alexander, Jr., Mrs. John F. Jenkins of Ocala, Fla.; Isaac B. Alexander of Jacksonville, and Misses Elizabeth M. Alexander, Minnie Alexander and Emily Alexander.
The funeral services were held today, August 28, 1913, at 4 o’clock from the Methodist church. In the absence of Rev. Mr. Brown the Rev. Mr. Davisson officiated.