On November 13th, 1915, The Lansing State Journal published an article about Mrs. Alice Jenison announcing her death. She was described as a daughter of a Lansing poineer, Frederick Mortimer Cowles. She was also a daughter of Corp. Joseph Cowles who served in as a private in the militia for the American Revolution which allowed her to become a Daughter of the American Revolution. The Daughters of the American Revolution is an organisation that is still around to this day.
The obituary also mentions her involment in the Daughters of the American Revolution and her involvment in conservation efforts around the city. Notably, "she devoted much time and energy" to the preservation of the Old College hall at Michigan State University. Old College hall is an interesting piece of history for both Lansing and Michigan State University. These aspects of Alice's life that were so important to her will be highlighted in the following section.