Tovey, Alexander J.  (Oswego Daily Palladium, 11 Jan 1896)
Alexander J. Tovey, a well—known farmer of Scriba, and for many years a prominent resident of the First ward at this city, died at his home in Scriba early this morning aged sixty—five Years.
Mr. Tovey was born in Canada, Province of Ontario June 7th, 1831, and came to this city with his parents when a boy. For years he was engaged with his father in the milk business. Mr. Tovey retired from the latter business and became the superintendent for the Oswego agency of the Onondaga Bait Company in their shipping department here. For years Mr. Tovey had charge of all the salt shipped from this port, thousands of barrels annually. Of late years Mr. Tovey has been engaged in farming. About a week ago he was taken sick with the la grippe inflammation of the bowels developed and death ensued early this morning. Mr. Tovey’s wife died about sixteen years ago. He was a man of excellent character and had hosts of friends in this city who will read of bis death with sorrow. Mr. Tovey is survived by three sons, James and Albert, of this city, and John, of Scriba. The funeral will occur tomorrow afternoon from the late residence in Scriba, two and a half miles from the city on the North road. Services will be held at the house. Burial will be at Riverside.


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