AAFA #0649




We could not locate an obituary for Lindy, but her niece Amber VanSantford, AAFA #0858, sent a copy of her memorial service program, which includes photos and a brief history of her life. She died Tuesday, 1 January 2008 in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, San Diego Co., CA. A graveside memorial service was held on 14 June 2008 in Iowa, where she was born:



Fort Dodge, Webster Co., IA—Wednesday, 11 June 2008


CARDIFF [San Diego Co.], Calif.—A memorial graveside service with burial is 3 p.m. Saturday [June 14], in the Otho Cemetery. Walter-Schroeder Funeral Home in Boone is in charge.


This is the Alvord Memorial in Otho Cemetery, posted with the memorial of Mabel’s grandfather, Henry D. Alvord, 1822–1910.

Photo from Otho Cemetery, Webster Co., IA,



AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mabel L. Thaanum (SS# issued in IA), was born 26 Feb 1917.

            She was the great-granddaughter of Melzer Alvord and Lura Smith, granddaughter of Henry Dwight Alvord and Martha Eliza Rawson, and daughter of Jessie Lucina Alvord and Joseph Edward Lindstrom.

            See the biography of her grandfather Henry Dwight Alvord.

            Her mother’s ALVORD lineage: Jessie Lucina 1875 IA2, Henry Dwight 1823 NY2, Melzer 1793 MA3, Bezaleel 1762 MA4, Azariah 1738 MA5, John 1711 MA6, John 1685 MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9.