After wrapping up my work day on the day that I learned of Alger's passing, I spent a few minutes using Google to search his name and the names of his parents Felix and Mary Ann, and I found an E-Bay vendor who was auctioning a copy of the first edition of The Transformation of Felix. This slim volume is a collection of sermons that great-grandpa Felix published in 1915 while he was pastor of People's Methodist Episcopal Church (now People's United Methodist Church) in South Portland, Maine. Each sermon opens with a tale of great-grandpa's life from before he was ordained; these are about the only stories I know about his early life from before he met Mary Ann in Parsippany and married her in 1902.
I won the bidding for this item by default, as I was the only bidder. I got the book for the opening bid of $1.99 plus $2.75 shipping. It arrived yesterday, and its condition matches the vendor's description. I am quite happy to have this piece of my family history.