In the Col. Mo. Statesman 3/14/1902. In addition to Berrybright McAlester's obituary, there is another column where the minister's remarks at his funeral are quoted.
Look for census records for Berrybright McAlester from 1830 to 1920, also Berry McAlester and A. W. McAlester.
In the article about the explosion of the Saluda (4/16/1852), what else happened? Apparently these were not uncommon accidents, so what are the particulars? How many people were lost, injured, killed? Was there any follow up?