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Was one of the honored and trusted pioneers of the gallant little city of Grand Saline. He did much to make it what it is, and was one of those affable spirits that attracted everybody to him and gained their love and affection. Before coming to Grand Saline he had been an active commercial man and tradesman, but most all his energies here have been given to effecting the salt assurances in Grand Saline and the development of the industries that so signally characterize it now. The Fielders came from Mississippi. His father was Wm. B. Fielder; his mother, Eliza A. Fielder. January 27, 1885, he married Miss Alice K. Price, who lived only a short while, December 17, 1890,he married Miss Sallie Richardson. She was a daughter of the great salt king, well known in connection with early history of Grand Saline. Although the Richardson family came immediately from Dallas, they had lived in this neighborhood before, and Mrs. Fielders was born in their country home, near where the city now stands. Probably no death ever occurred in Grand Saline that produced more universal sorrow, than that of Alva Fielder. The business houses were closed, the homes were draped in mourning, and the general atmosphere in trades life as well as in individual life was tinged with weeping as indicating the death of a good man and the best friend and benefactor of all. Before his death he developed what is now known as the Fielder Salt Works, which yields a neat competency to his widow, who is enabled thereby to live in comfort in her Grand Saline home and to rear and educate her children.