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Deacon Alson Felch

DEA. ALSON FELCH died in Somers, Racine Co., Wis., July 25, aged 67 years. On the Sabbath of his death he attended the morning service and Sabbath-school in usual health, although for two years feeble. On his way home he complained of being ill, and upon reaching it, while assisting his wife in building a fire, fell dead, not uttering a word. From God's house and people below he ascended to join the triumphant throng to worship in sweetest praise forever. Bro. Felch was converted when but a boy, baptized, when 18, by Rev. Harmon Jenkins and united with the Freewill Baptist church. In 1835 he came to Wisconsin, and in 1880 he went home to God. From the day of his coming to the day of his going, he was a faithful laborer with God for the salvation of souls. God's people were ever his people. He was first in establishing the church, and every good work. He was one in the organization of the Pike Grove church, which in 1854 was merged into the present Mt. Pleasant church, in which he was an honor until death. To him more than to many others, the Mt. Pleasant church owes its existence. He was calm and considerate in times of danger; tender in judgment; firm for the truth. He gave of his means, counsel, and labor for our schools, colleges, and denomination as but few ever did. Universally respected, beloved by all, he went down to his grave, with an untarnished name. The family mourns the loss of a husband and father, the community one of its best men, and the church one of its pillars.

R. F. MCKENNY
Morning Star, 1880