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Historical Newspapers, Ancestry.com: LA Times, Alford checked for all years – 11/20/2011 can’t find LA Times in Historical Newspapers

Checked 3/21/2011 Genealogy Bank and Newspaper Archives (Wikipedia, bookmarked) for historical newspapers Alford and Alvord

 

1/16/2014 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 2013 (3 obits)

6/14/2013 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 2012 (13 obits)

6/14/2013 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 2011 (29 obits)

6/14/2013 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 2010 (23 obits)

6/14/2013 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 2009 (13 obits)

1/16/2014 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 2008 (16 obits)

1/16/2014 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 2007 (8 obits)

1/16/2014 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 2006 (26 obits)

1/17/2014 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 2005 (21 obits)

1/17/2014 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 2005 (21 obits)

1/17/2014 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 2004 (9 obits)

1/17/2014 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 2003 (22 obits)

 

1/17/2014 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 1996 (10 obits)

1/17/2014 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 1995 (9 obits)

1/17/2014 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 1994 (4 obits)

1/17/2014 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 1993 (3 obits)

1/17/2014 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 1992 (7 obits)

1/17/2014 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 1991 (4 obits)

7/5/2013 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 1986-1990 (7 obits)

7/5/2013 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 1980-1985 (1 obit)

 

 

HISTORICAL - search is “Alford” and “services” – also check “died”:

7/15/2012 - 1970-1979 – 64 articles (all from San Diego Union)

7/15/2012 - 1960-1969 – 53 articles (51 from San Diego Union)

7/15/2012 - 1950-1959 –53 articles (all from San Diego Union)

 

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CALIFORNIA OBITUARIES OF ALFORDS

AND SPELLING VARIATIONS

 

Obituaries are listed alphabetically by FIRST name. Included are people whose last name, maiden name, or married name is Alford or a spelling variation: Alfred, Alvord, Allford, Halford, Hallford, Holford, etc.

 

The name of the newspaper (or other source) and place and date of publication follow the name of the deceased. If we included the obituary in AAFA ACTION, the issue is noted.

 

AAFA has often added notes for each obituary, including Social Security Death Index (SSDI) data, relationship of the deceased to other Alfords, and lineages. Extensive research notes are not always included in the interest of making the obituaries available online. We will add to AAFA NOTES as time permits.

 

Where lineages are included (Alford unless otherwise stated), the format is: Name, year of birth, state or country of birth.

 

Obituaries of AAFA members and their spouses are also included on the AAFA Member Memorials web page and may include more information.

 

We welcome corrections and additional information. If you have an obituary from this state that is not included here, please share it with us!

 

Date posted: 21 JANUARY 2014

 

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The families of many of the subjects of these California obituaries are represented in AAFA Alford Genealogies published on this website, where we are referring readers for more information.

 

*AAFA’s Online Published Genealogies:

 

1. Known Descendants of James Lodwick Alford (1749–1820) (DNA Group One)

 

2. Known Descendants of William Alford and Margaret Kelsey

 

3. Known Descendants of John Alford and Jane McElhattan (DNA Group One)

 

4. Descendants of Jacob Alford, b. 1761 NC (DNA Group One)

This line goes back to #5. See also the separate genealogies for Jacob’s children:

            Needham Judge Alford 1789 NC (5 Generations)

            Edwin Barksdale Alford 1792 NC (5 Generations)

            Lucy Alford Maines about 1793 NC (5 Generations)

            Julius C. Alford 1797 GA (4 Generations

            William Alford 1804 GA (5 Generations

            Nancy Alford Berryhill 1805 GA (4 Generations)

            John Seaborn Alford 1807 LA (4 Generations)

            Seaborn John Alford 1807 LA (4 Generations)

            Joseph W. Alford 1816 LA (3 Generations)

            Martha Alford Stovall 1820 LA (5 Generations)

 

5. Descendants of John Alford b. about 1645 (DNA Group One)

            John’s descendants are included in a number of separate genealogies. See AAFA Alford Genealogies, “John Alford 1645 VA,” for the applicable genealogy.

 

6. Known Descendants of Alexander Alvord and Mary Vore (DNA Group 4) and Thomas Alford b. about 1598 England (DNA Group Four)

            See also Open Library’s A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord

 

7. Known Descendants of Benedict Alford and Joan Newton (DNA Group 4) and Thomas Alford b. about 1598 England (DNA Group Four)

See also: “Ashley Owen Alford of VT and NY, 1770–1847,” AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

8. Descendants of Robert Alford b. 1760 England (DNA Group Three)

 

9. Known Descendants of Isham Alford (1755–1832) (DNA Group One)

 

10. Known Descendants of John Alford [1750] & Lucy Bradley

 

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Frequently cited sources include these databases at Ancestry.com:

 

CA Births: California Birth Index, 1905–1995

CA Marriages: California Marriage Index, 1949–1959 and 1960–1985

CA Deaths: California Death Index, 1940–1997

 

 

 

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ADELE NELSON ALFORD HEINK

Mother of William Alford Heink, AAFA #0493

Grandmother of Karl Stanton Heink, AAFA #0458

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Thursday, 29 May 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998

 

            Heink, Adele Alford, 84, died May 6, 1997 in Point Loma.

            Survived by her son & daughter-in-law, Bill & Mary Lou Heink of Florida, her daughter and son-in-law Adele & Ralph Roblee of San Diego, 5 grandchildren, Karl Heink, Jobie Woltman and Leta Mosebach, all of Florida, Mike and Mark Roblee of San Diego, 5 great grandchildren.

            Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 60 years, Hans, in 1991, and her son, Hans Jr., in 1943.

            Services at St. Andrew’s by-the-Sea Fri. May 30th 11 a.m. followed by Inurnment St. Andrew’s Quiet Garden. Donations may be made to Memorial Fund at St. Andrew’s by-the-Sea, 1050 Thomas Ave. SD 92109.

 

In another article, unpublished, written by her son William Alford Heink:

 

            Adele Alford Heink, 84, a homemaker, died Tuesday, May 6, at Point Loma Convalescent Hospital. Mrs. Heink, of Pacific Beach, had lived in San Diego since 1924 and graduated from Coronado High School in 1929. She attended UCLA.

            An active member of the Pi Beta Phi Women’s Fraternity, Mrs. Heink served many years as a local chapter advisor and in numerous national positions. She was also the founder of 3 Pi Beta Phi Alumni Clubs. During the 1950’s, she was an extremely active PTA volunteer at both La Jolla Elementary and High Schools. She was also a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader.

            Well known for her work with the Episcopal Church, Mrs. Heink was the first female member of the Vestry at St. Andrew’s by-the-sea Episcopal Church in Pacific Beach, sang for many years in the St. Andrew’s Choir, and founded and chaired the annual St. Andrew’s Christmas Bazaar. She was an avid supporter of all church activities.            Survivors include her son, William Heink of Merritt Island, Florida, her daughter, Adele Roblee of Pacific Beach, 5 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death in 1991 by her husband of 59 years, Hans Heink.

            Services will be held at St. Andrews Church in Pacific Beach at 11 AM on Friday, May 30. Interment will be in the Quiet Garden at St. Andrews. Pacific Beach Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Adele A. Heink (SS# issued in CA) was born 13 Aug 1912, last residence San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her mother, Adele Ria Taylor Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her father, Thalbert Nelson Alford, in District of Columbia Obituaries.

            Her husband was Hans August Ernst Heink, born 6 Oct 1908 in Hamburg, Germany, and died in 1991. The obituary in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998 included a detailed list of her ancestors and descendants.

            CA Deaths lists Adele A. Heink, born 13 Aug 1912 in DC and died 6 May 1997 in San Diego Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Taylor.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her lineage: Adele Nelson 1912 DC1, Thalbert Nelson 1887 TX2, Albert Nelson 1841 TX3, George G. 1793 NY4, George 1764 CT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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ADELE RIA TAYLOR ALFORD

Grandmother of William Alford Heink, AAFA #0493

Great-Grandmother of Karl Stanton Heink, AAFA #0458

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Friday, 9 September 1966

 

            Services for Mrs. Adele Taylor Alford, 82, of 3434 Jewel St., will be at 2 p.m. today in Pacific Beach Mortuary. She died Tuesday [September 6] in a convalescent hospital.

 

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Photos from Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington Co., VA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Anne Cady

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Adele Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 16 July 1884 and died _____ Sept 1966, last residence San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her daughter Adele Nelson Alford Heink in this compilation. We included the obituary of her husband, Thalbert Nelson Alford, in District of Columbia Obituaries.

            From CA Deaths: Adele T. Alford was born 16 July 1884 and died 6 Sept 1966 in San Diego Co., mother’s maiden name Radford.

 

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AGNES DOROTHY DAHM ALVORD

 

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Photo from Lawncrest Memorial Park, Redding, Shasta Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

 

RECORD SEARCHLIGHT

Redding, Shasta Co., CA—Thursday, 5 March 2009

 

            Agnes Alvord, 91, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at Marquis Care Shasta in Redding, CA. Agnes Dorothy Dahm was born on September 4, 1917, in Barnesville, MN. She attended elementary school and high school in the Fargo, ND area. In 1942, Agnes attended nursing school at St. John’s Hospital in Fargo, ND, and became a registered nurse. During her nursing career, she met a young military man named Boyd Alvord who was a patient of hers. When Boyd was transferred to Fitzsimmons Hospital in Denver, CO, Agnes followed. Agnes and Boyd were married on June 17, 1943, in Denver. Once Boyd had completed his Air Force career, Agnes and Boyd moved to Sacramento, CA, where they started their family. In March 1945, Boyd accepted a position with C.M. Dickers in Redding. This is where Boyd and Agnes chose to settle and raise their family. Agnes was an amazing wife and mother to her four very active children. She was a great cook and enjoyed baking special treats for her family and the many children who were in and out of their home. She enjoyed her weekends at Hat Creek with her family and friends and the several trips to Europe, the Philippines, and Hawaii. She was a great support to her husband, Boyd, as his career took him from Redding to San Diego and then back to retire in Redding. In her later years, she enjoyed visits with her children and their spouses, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many of her close friends. Agnes was very active as a volunteer in her children’s schools, and a member of St. Joseph Parish Young Ladies Institute. She was a volunteer “Pink Lady” at Mercy Hospital for many years. She had many wonderful lifetime friends who have been very supportive through the years. We thank them for their support. Agnes and Boyd were very giving to the Redding community. They donated funds for the kitchen at Mercy Oaks and made several contributions to the local YMCA. Agnes was most proud of their donation of the bells and stained glass windows at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, which she attended on a regular basis. Agnes was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Boyd Alvord, who passed away on February 3rd of this year. In addition, she was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters. Agnes is survived by her four children, David (Irene) Alvord, Terry (Kathy) Alvord, and Diane (Bob) Kempley of Redding, and Patricia (Dennis) Erardi of Stockton, and grandchildren Stephanie Alvord of Fresno, Ruth Ann (Will) Gilroy and Sam Alvord of Redding, Michele Alvord of Encinitas, Lori Kempley of Oceanside, Brian (Kim) Kempley of Tallahassee, FL, and Elizabeth Erardi of Stockton, and two great-grandchildren, Aurelia and Carley Gilroy of Redding. She is survived by one sister, Dolores Duffy of Whidbey Island, WA.

            A rosary will be held on Sunday, March 8, at 6 p.m., at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel on Eureka Way, Redding. A Mass will be held on Monday, March 9, at 10 a.m., at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church on Shasta View Drive. Burial will follow at Lawncrest Memorial Park, 1522 East Cypress Avenue. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Mercy Hospice, 2400 Washington Avenue, Suite 410, Redding, CA 96001, or Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 2600 Shasta View Drive, Redding, CA 96002.

            Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Agnes Dorothy Alvord (SS# issued in ND), last residence Redding, Shasta Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Boyd Emerson Alvord, in this compilation.

 

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AILEEN ALFORD

 

THE TRIBUNE

San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo Co., CA—Saturday, 27 May 2006

 

            Aileen Alford, 94, of San Luis Obispo died at a local care center Thursday, May 25, 2006. Arrangements are under the direction of Reis Family Mortuary in San Luis Obispo.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Aileen Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 15 June 1911, last residence San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo Co., CA.

 

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ALBERT CAMPBELL ALFORD

Father of Alberta Alford Skillen, AAFA #0015

 

Source unknown

_____, CA—_____ March 1920

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

            Albert Campbell Alford, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Austin Alford, was born in Quartz Valley [Siskiyou Co., CA] September 22nd 1877. There he lived until he was ten years of age, when he went to Oregon with his father and a twin brother where they resided for four years. He then returned to Scott Valley where he made his home until the time of his death.

            He was married to Alice Callihan on August, 20th 1910. They made their home in Oro Fino, where their four children were born.

            He was stricken with influenza which developed into pneumonia and passed away on March 6th 1920 [in Siskiyou Co., CA].

            He leaves to mourn, a wife and four children, Austin aged 8, Rhoda aged 7, Lucille aged 4, and Alberta aged 1, a twin brother, Alfred Alford, a sister, Mrs. Edith McNames of Montague, besides other relatives.

            He was a loving husband and kind father and the sorrowing ones will feel his loss deeply. They have the deepest sympathy of the entire community.

            Thus passes from us an industrious, kind and honest man.

 

AAFA NOTES: On his way home from work a few days before he died, Albert took a paper from his Prince Albert tobacco can and wrote this letter to his wife:

 

“Dear wife and baby. I am sick, think got the flu. If I don’t come out of it, make the best you can of it. Stay with the place and cows till you can do better. Keep the kidds all together. God be with you till we meet again. — Bert Alford”

 

Alberta has this tobacco paper and shared a copy with AAFA. If anyone would like a copy, please write to AAFA.

            The obituary in AAFA ACTION Spring 1998 includes a detailed list of his ancestors and descendants.

            Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422, maintains a website for the Descendants of ‘Irish’ John Alford, including family genealogy, many photos, and historical information.

            His lineage: Albert Campbell 1877 CA1, Austin Hanley 1852 MO2, John 1822 VA3, James 1793 VA4, Joseph 1767 Ireland/VA5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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ALBERT N. ALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—4 September 1974

 

            Alford, Albert N., survived by ex-wife, Edna Alford, daughters, Deborah Dodd and Esther Alford, son, James Alford, mother Allie Forbs, sisters, Gertrude Brandt and Gladys Armstrong and grandson, Jeromy Dodd.

            Service Friday, 2:30 p.m. at Pierce Brothers’ Little Country Chapel, 10621 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood, Pierce Brothers’ Valhalla, directors.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Albert Alford (SS# issued in AR) was born 17 Dec 1916, last residence not listed.

            CA Deaths lists Albert N. Alford, died 3 Sept 1974 in Los Angeles Co., born 12 Dec 1916 in AR.

 

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ALFRED CHARLES ALFORD

 

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE

Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—Thursday, 18 January 1996

 

            Services for Alfred C. Alford, 71, will be at noon Monday at Park Avenue Missionary Baptist Church in Riverside. He died Jan. 15 from complications of diabetes at Moreno Valley Community Hospital.

            Friends may call from 4 until 9 p.m. Sunday at Acheson and Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary in Riverside.

            Burial will be in Riverside National Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford, a native of Texas, lived in Riverside 26 years before moving to Moreno Valley three years ago.

            Before he retired in 1989, he was a teacher for the Fontana Unified School District for 23 years, having taught at Randall Pepper and Juniper elementary schools and at Alder Junior High School. Mr. Alford previously had held superintendent, principal and teaching positions in the De Kalb School District in De Kalb, Texas.

            A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a private first class in the Quartermaster Corps.

            Mr. Alford received a bachelor’s degree in administration and supervision from Texas College in Tyler, Texas, in 1951. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.

            He served as deacon of Park Avenue Missionary Baptist Church for 23 years.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Dorothy; two daughters, Stephani of Moreno Valley and Rhonda Emerson of Perris; three sons, Anthony of Oakland, Kevin of Moreno Valley and Don W. Priestly of Phoenix; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Florida Bradley of Lubbock, Texas.

 

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Photo from Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, CRob

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alfred C. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 17 Nov 1923, last residence Riverside, Riverside Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his brother Johnie Alford Sr., with census information, in this compilation.

            CA Deaths lists Alfred Charles Alford, born 17 Nov 1923 in TX, died 15 Jan 1996 in Riverside Co., mother’s maiden name Kirkland.

            His lineage: Alfred Charles 1923 TX1, John P. 1879 TX2.

 

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ALICE GREGG HARDY ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Saturday, 29 June 1946

 

            Mrs. Alice Hardy Alford 70 of 5107 Narragansett ave., died yesterday [June 28] in her home. Services are being arranged at Bonham Brothers mortuary.

            Mrs. Alford, a native of Nashville [Barry Co.], Mich., resided here 23 years. She was a member of the Athenaeum club.

            Survivors include her widower, John C. Alford; a brother, Louis Hardy, and a nephew, Don G. Hardy, both of Iowa.

 

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Photo from Glen Abbey Memorial Park, Bonita, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Eliza

 

AAFA NOTES: CA Deaths lists Alice Hardy Alford, born 22 Aug 1875 in MI and died 28 June 1946 in San Diego Co.

            From Michigan Births and Christenings Index, 1867–1911 (Ancestry.com): Alice A. Hardy was born 22 Aug 1875 in Castleton, Barry Co., MI, daughter of Andrew J. and Nellie Hardy.

            From U.S. Passport Applications, 1795–1925 (Ancestry.com): Miss Alice Gregg Hardy, born 22 Aug 1875, age 31, applied for a passport in NY on 18 Jan 1907, intending to return to the U.S. within 2 years. Her permanent residence was Detroit, MI, where she was a teacher.

            In 1940, John C. Alford, age 69 born Canada, and his wife Alice H., 59 MI, are living at 5107 Narragansett in San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

            In 1930 they are living at the same residence: John C. Alford, 60 Canada (parents born England); and his wife Alice D., 50 MI (parents born NY). John was age 22 and Alice was age 30 at first marriage.

            In 1920 John C. Alford, 49 Canada (parents born England) is living in Chicago, Cook Co., IL, with his wife Bertha V., 47 Canada; and children Gordon J. 22 IL, and Beatrice M. 18 IL. John immigrated in 1891 and Bertha in 1892. Both were naturalized in 1896.

 

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ALICE M. ALFORD

 

Source unknown

Monterey Co., CA—_____ April 1985

 

            Alice Alford, a former beauty shop owner and real estate agent, died Monday after she was stricken at her home. She was 78.

            Mrs. Alford, a Salinas resident for 50 years, was born Jan. 16, 1907. She owned The Friendly Beauty Shop in Salinas during the 1940s and 1950s and also was a real estate agent.

            She was a breeder of exotic birds, including cockatiels and grass finches. She was also a

member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Salinas.

            Her husband, John, who was known as Jack, died in 1982.

            Contributions are suggested to the Sacred Heart Catholic Church Building Fund, 14 Stone St. Salinas.

            Private memorial services have been held. Burial took place Friday at Oakhill Memorial Park in San Jose.

            Norman’s Family Chapel in Soquel was in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jane Ireland

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Apr 1985) dates of Alice. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Salinas, Monterey Co., CA.

            CA Deaths lists Alice Alford, born 16 Jan 1907 and died 8 Apr 1985 in Monterey Co., CA.

            Alice M. Alford, 23 b. MT, and her husband John H. Alford, 28 b. CA, are listed with no children on the 1930 census in Gilroy, Santa Clara Co., CA. They had been married about 5 years. John’s father was born in PA and his mother in Ireland. John is a bookkeeper for Standard Oil.

            In 1940 they are in Salinas, Monterey Co., CA. Alice, 33 MT, is a beauty operator, and John, 38 CA, is an oil company bookkeeper. They apparently had no children.

            CA Deaths lists John H. Alford, born 6 Oct 1901 in CA and died 10 May 1982 in Santa Clara Co. His mother’s maiden name was Brennan.

 

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ALINE DAY ALFORD CROCKER

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Friday, 30 August 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1997

 

            In the midst of the Depression, as the sole support of her 3-year-old son, a widowed Aline Alford Crocker began a career in cosmetology that would span three decades. Mrs. Crocker, who operated Aline’s Modern Beauty Salon in downtown San Diego and later in East San Diego, died of a heart attack Saturday in her Point Loma home. She was 92.

            A San Diego native, Mrs. Crocker moved with her family to the Midwest as a small child and grew up on farms in Kansas and Arkansas. She later returned to San Diego and worked in an orange-packing house and a fish cannery before marrying Chester Alford, who became a partner in an auto repair business at 30th and G streets.

            Mr. Alford was fatally injured during his late 20s when the car he was repairing collapsed on him. After her husband’s death, she attended cosmetology school and launched her business career while caring for her son, C. Douglas Alford, now a San Diego attorney. Mrs. Crocker remarried in 1938 and had another son, Alton Jay Crocker, who lives in Fontana. She was divorced from L.J. Crocker in 1951.

            She retired from her cosmetology career in the late 1960s and worked out daily at a San Diego health club while in her 70s. She also square-danced as a member of the Bachelors and Bachlorettes and was active in the North Park Shuffleboard Club while living for many years in East San Diego.

            Before suffering a heart attack in 1988, Mrs. Crocker traveled to Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South America.

            She was a member over the years of Native Daughters of the Golden West and the Pythian Sisters, the female arm of the Knights of Pythias.

            In addition to her sons, Mrs. Crocker is survived by a sister, Elizabeth Smith, of Oregon, and eight grandchildren.

            Cremation was planned. A graveside memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Hope Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Point Loma home of her son, C. Douglas Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Aline Crocker (SS# issued in CA) was born 15 Nov 1903, last residence San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Chester Herman Alford; and son Charles Douglas Alford in this compilation.

 

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ALMA ELAINE ALFORD NOVAK

 

VENTURA COUNTY STAR

Ventura, Ventura Co., CA—8 September 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

CAMARILLO—Alma Elaine Novak, a forty year resident of Camarillo, died on September 3, 2003, after a two year battle with cancer.

            Elaine was born on March 28, 1934, in Good Hope [Leake Co.], Mississippi. She was married in 1958 to Michael Joseph Novak of Johnson City, New York.

            Survivors include her husband, Michael; children, Stephen, his wife, Jennifer, and their children, Katie and Mac, Linda Ratley and husband, Jeffery, and Gregory and his wife, Kathryn; sisters, Doris Alford and Charlotte Blanchard; brother, Danny Alford; and sisters-in-law, Margaret Martian and Dorothy Jecmen.

            A memorial Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on September 10 in St. Mary Magdalene Church in Camarillo.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Alma E. Novak (SS# issued in AL), last residence Camarillo, Ventura Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her father, Arthur Daniel Alford Sr., in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Dorothy Louise Alford Pringle in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1997 (Alabama).

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            His lineage: Alma Elaine 19341, Arthur Daniel 1902 MS2, James Thomas 1861 MS3, Julius C. 1830 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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ALMA IRENE ALVORD

 

THE RECORD [not verbatim]

Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA—Tuesday, 11 February 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Alma Irene Alvord, 77, of Stockton, died on February 6, 2003, in a hospital. She had been born on November 17, 1925, in Geary, Oklahoma, and had lived in Stockton for 60 years.

            Survivors include her son, David Alvord of Stockton and her sisters, Bonnie Scott, Nelly Connley, and Gertrude York, all of Stockton.

            Services [will be] held on Wednesday at the Stockton Rural Cemetery. Wallace-Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Alma I. Alvord (SS# issued in CA), last residence Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA.

 

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AMANDA HOOVER ALFORD

 

[Because of her close connections to MO, we also included her obituary in Missouri Obituaries.]

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Thursday, 22 July 1971

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

MANSFIELD [Wright Co., MO]—Mrs. Amanda Alford, 92, a former Seymour and Mansfield resident, died Sunday [July 18] in San Pablo [Contra Costa Co.], CA, after a long illness.

            Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Zelma Potts, San Pablo CA, Mrs. Helen Shilling, Camarillo CA, and Mrs. Betty Dutcher, San Leandro CA; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. today in the Bergman-Miller Chapel in Mansfield…. Burial was to be in Mansfield Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Robert Leonidas Alford, in the Missouri Obituaries compilation.

            Her husband’s lineage: Robert Leonidas 1878 MO1, John H. 1841 NC2, William 1803 NC3.

 

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AMELIA GRACE ALFORD

 

TIMES-HERALD

Vallejo, Solano Co., CA—Saturday, 18 December 2010

 

Sept. 29, 2006 - Dec. 16, 2010

 

            Sweet little Amelia blessed us with her presence here on earth for four short years. Her accomplishments were many. Without ever saying a word, she transformed our hearts, replacing judgment with compassion, anger with forgiveness, fear with faith, and self-righteousness with humility and understanding. Without the ability to laugh or smile herself, she brought joy and gratitude into our lives. Such a selfless, pure spirit, it is only fitting that now she has a perfect body to go with it.

            Amelia is survived by her parents, Sarah Alford and Keith Alford and her sister, Madeline, of Benicia; grandparents, Jim and Margie Pappakostas of Vallejo, Steve Alford and Sharon Buckingham of Washington, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

            Visitation will be held at Twin Chapels Mortuary, 1100 Tennessee St, Vallejo, Tuesday, Dec 21, from 2 to 6 p.m.. Trisagion service will be held at the Greek Orthodox Church, 1224 Alabama St, Vallejo, Tuesday, Dec 21, 7 p.m.. Funeral service will be held at the Greek Orthodox Church, 1224 Alabama St, Vallejo, Wednesday, Dec 22, 11 a.m.. Burial will follow in Benicia Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Cure Tay-Sachs Foundation, 12730 Triskett Rd, Cleveland, OH 44111 (www.curetay-sachs.org).

 

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ANDREW ALFRED, JR.

 

CONTRA COSTA TIMES

Walnut Creek, Contra Costa Co., CA—Sunday, 1 November 2009

 

            Andrew Alfred—Resident of El Sobrante View 11/2, 4-8pm w/Q.H. 5pm at Wilson & Kratzer 510-232-4383. Funeral 11/3, 11am at New Gethsemane.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Andrew Alfred Jr. (SS# issued in CA) was born 3 Aug 1944 and died 27 Oct 2009, last residence El Sobrante, Contra Costa Co., CA.

 

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ANE LORANE OLSEN ALVORD

 

CONTRA COSTA TIMES

Walnut Creek, Contra Costa Co., CA—Thursday, 5 February 1998

 

            As family and friends struggled to talk about Ane Olsen Alvord of her love of family and flowers, of her gifts for sewing and helping friends, of her quick wit and welcoming smile they all eventually got around to describing her the same way.

            “She was one of those classy, gracious ladies,” says Elinor Olsen, Ane’s niece. “When you were in her company, you were breathing rarefied air. Aunt Ane always accepted people as they are, and she was the one who made everyone feel welcome.”

            Ane herself would have scoffed at such praise. Nothing special about her, she would have insisted. She just tried to be a good person and help out where she could.

            Modesty became her, her family says.

            Ane was born in Concord when there barely was a Concord. A neighbor announced her birth to the town, running from the Olsen family home on West Street and shouting,” Ane is born.”

            Ane was the second of three children and the second daughter of Lars and Elizabeth Olsen. The Olsen family was very proud of its heritage and remains so today.

            Lars’ family was from Norway. Elizabeth was the first of 12 children born to the Frank family, which had emigrated from Germany and moved to the Clayton Valley in the 1800s, making it among the first settlers.

            Ane seemed to have inherited that pioneer spirit that even the strictest upbringing couldn’t squelch. She learned to cook and sew and make a home, but she sought her own brand of adventure and rebellion by being one of the few women in the area to get a college education. Ane graduated from UC-Berkeley in 1925 with a master’s degree in home economics. She then began teaching in the Richmond schools.

            In the late 1920s, Ane met and fell in love with Benjamin Alvord. Ben was the son of a general and lived all over the world. But he, too, had ties to the Bay Area. His [great-]uncle was a former mayor of San Francisco.

            Ben proposed to Ane on Mother’s Day, and they were married in the Olsen home in August 1929. Ane continued to teach until 1934 and then, she often said, she became “just a housewife.” Ane and Ben’s only child, Margaret, was born in 1938.

            Ben worked as an engineer for AT&T. He died in 1962. Margaret, who had her mother’s sensibilities and love of children, died last year.

            Ane busied herself with social and charity organizations, working with the PTA and other school groups. She became a leader with the Philanthropic Education Organization and spent hours making crafts to sell in the PEO’s retirement home gift shop.

            “She worked very quietly, but eventually she would became president, treasurer, secretary of whatever organization she was with,” Elinor says. “She was a born leader.”

            Esther Johnson met Ane more than 50 years ago when their children entered kindergarten, and the women found themselves doing room mother chores. Esther remembers that Ane was always on the go, always involved with something.

            “She was a great, great friend,” Esther says.

            Ane had a definite domestic side, too. She was a whiz with a needle, and she enjoyed several crafts. But she was in her element in front of a sewing machine. Ane always made her own clothes and sewed for family and friends.

            Elinor says Ane’s abilities put her to shame. Although Elinor has a very modern sewing machine that practically sews by itself, Ane created beautiful dresses and suits using a 1953 Singer “Featherweight.”

            “She didn’t need any zigzagging or serging,” Elinor says. “She was the master and she kept going with this straight needle machine. It was always important to her that she had the sewing machine with her.”

            Ane moved into the PEO retirement home in San Jose several years ago. Her small room was furnished with a bed, a bookcase, her favorite desk and her trusty sewing machine.

            Ane also loved flowers. She cultivated orchids when she had her own place. In smaller quarters, she kept her green thumb nimble by doing flower arranging. Her apartment was filled with dozens of books and flower frogs.

            Some in her position might have sat back, like the queen of the family she was, and waited to be approached. Not Ane. She just wanted to be part of the family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ane L. Alvord (SS# issued in CA) was born 11 June 1902, last residence San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her daughter Margaret Ane Alvord Pearson in this compilation.

            On the 1930 census, Benjamin and Ane are in Richmond, Contra Costa Co., CA: J. Benjamin Alvord, 32 KS, civil engineer for the telephone company; and his wife Ane Lorane, 27 CA, public school teacher.

            On Benjamin Alvord Jr.’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 20, a student living in Charleston, SC, born 13 Feb 1898. He names his father, Benjamin Alvord of the same address, as his nearest relative.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Benjamin 1898 NY1, Benjamin 1860 VT2, Benjamin 1813 VT3, William 1776 MA4, Elisha 1731 MA5, Joseph 1697 MA6, Ebenezer 1665 MA7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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ANN ELIZABETH ALFORD

 

Source unknown

_____, CA—_____ November 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Alford, Ann Elizabeth, 56, of Fresno, went to be with the Lord on November 24, 1995.

            Ann was a dedicated Kindergarten Teacher for 35 years in the Fresno Unified School District and taught at Heaton, Lafayette, Lane and Addams Elementary Schools.

            She was a beloved daughter of Louise Alford of Fresno and the late, Art Alford; a devoted sister and sister-in-law to Judy and Dennis McFarlin of Fresno.

            Ann truly enriched the many lives of those she touched.

            A private graveside service was held at Belmont Memorial Park....

 

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FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Tuesday, 28 November 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Private services for Ann Elizabeth Alford, 56, of Fresno, were held under the direction of Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel. Miss Alford, a kindergarten teacher for Fresno Unified School District for 35 years, died Friday [November 24]. Remembrances may be sent to Hinds Hospice Home, 1416 W. Twain, Fresno 93711 or to the American Cancer Society, 4930 E. Yale, Suite 102, Fresno 93727.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her mother, Louise Elizabeth Nash Alford, in this article.

 

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ANN LYNN ALFORD HATCH

 

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Santa Ana, Orange Co., CA—Thursday, 6 October 2011

 

            Ann Lynn Alford Hatch, 73, of Tustin, died from natural causes at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange on Sept. 19, 2011, attended by her loving husband and son.

            Ann Lynn was born Feb. 9, 1938, in Clayton, New Mexico to John D. and Hilma Lee Alford.

            She was a graduate of Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri; the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta; and USIU, San Diego.

            She enjoyed a distinguished career as an elementary teacher for 42 years beginning at Alvarado Elementary School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, continuing at Chumuckla Elementary School, Jay, Florida, a semester at Saint Cecilia Elementary School in Tustin, and culminating with 37 years service in the Tustin Unified School District.

            She was a woman with boundless compassion, faith and love and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

            Ann Lynn is survived by her husband of 46 years, James W. “Jim” Hatch; her brother John D Alford, Jr.; her son John Stephen “Steve” Hatch; and her granddaughter Hope Lynn Hatch.

            A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held Saturday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. at Saddleback Chapel, 220 East Main St. in Tustin, with a reception following.

            …. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hope Lynn Hatch Trust.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ann Lynn Hatch (SS# issued in NM), last residence Tustin, Orange Co., CA.

            We included the obituaries of her parents, John D. Alford and Hilma Lee Eklund Alford in New Mexico Obituaries

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Ann Lynn 1938 NM1, John D. 1909 TX2, Jacob Lauhon 1866 TX3, Jacob Lauhon 1834 LA4, Needham Judge 1789 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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ANNA BELLE THRIFT ALFORD

 

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE

Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—Tuesday, 19 February 2002

 

            Anna Belle Alford, 71, died Sunday [February 17] at Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center. Born in Marysville, Mrs. Alford lived in Hemet five years. Previously she lived in Riverside 25 years. She was a seamstress at the Perris Cleaners for 10 years.

            She is survived by her husband, Eugene R.; two sons, Steven Bench of Bloomington and Jack Lyons of Highland; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

            No services are planned. Interment will be in Riverside National Cemetery. Miller-Jones Mortuary in Hemet is handling arrangements.

            Memorial contributions: National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

 

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Photo from Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, CRob

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Anna B. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 24 Sept 1930, last residence Hemet, Riverside Co., CA.

            From her Find A Grave memorial: She was the daughter of George Washington Thrift and Minnie Mcguire.

 

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ANNA LOU MASCHO ALFORD

Aunt of Jack Gordon Alford, AAFA #1273

 

Anna in 1980

Photo from Jack Alford—used with permission

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Wednesday, 24 July 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1997

 

            Alford, Anna Lou, 87, passed away on July 21, 1996.

            Survived by her sons Gene (Pat) Alford of Lakeside, Arthur (Peggy) Alford of AZ & Donald E. (Millie) Alford of S.D. Beloved sister of William Mascho of OK and Ruth Olsen of OK. She leaves 7 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.

            Funeral Service 10 a.m. Thursday July 25, El Camino Mortuary Chapel, 5600 Carroll Canyon Road. El camino Mortuary 453-2121.

 

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Photo from El Camino Memorial Park, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Chris & Candy L.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Everett Walden Alford, in this compilation.

            CA Deaths lists Anna Lou Alford, born 12 Aug 1908 in OK, died 21 July 1996 in San Diego County. Her mother’s maiden name was Garrison.

            Her son Arthur’s wife Peggy was the sister of Everett’s brother Clell Erwin Alford’s second wife, Madalyne Baldwin Alford.

 

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ANNA MAE ALFORD

 

CONTRA COSTA TIMES

Walnut Creek, Contra Costa Co., CA—Tuesday, 14 September 2010

 

            Anna Mae Alford—Resident of Fairfield Age 63. Died Sunday, September 5, 2010. Memorial Service 1pm, Sept. 14, 2010 at Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, Fairfield (707) 425-1041.

 

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THE REPORTER

Vacaville, Solano Co., CA—12 September 2010

 

            Anna Mae Alford, 63, of Fairfield, died on Sunday, Sept. 5. She was born on Aug. 2, 1947.

            A rosary will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 1 p.m. at Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave.

            Arrangements by Fairfield Funeral Home, 425-1041, fairfieldfuneral-home.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Anna Mae Alford (SS# issued in CA) but list her birth date as 1 Aug 1947, last residence Fairfield, Solano Co., CA.

 

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ANTHONY JOSEPH “TONY” ALFORD

 

IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS

El Centro, Imperial Co., CA—Thursday, 21 November 2013

 

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Anthony “Tony” Joseph Alford

June 27, 1959 - Nov. 14, 2013

 

            Tony Alford passed away on November 14, 2013 of cardiac arrest.

            Tony was born in El Centro on June 27, 1959 to Mike and Sandy Alford. Tony spent most of his life living in El Centro, and the last 12 years living in Vancouver, Washington with his family. Growing up he attended schools in El Centro and in La Mesa and graduated from Central Union High School in 1977.

            Tony was a journeyman plumber and pipefitter and spent many years working in the El Centro as pipefitter/leadman and as a Union Steam Fitter in his early days. Tony was a great friend to many and loved his kids with all his heart. It wasn’t uncommon for Tony to a share a unique “pearl of wisdom” about life with anybody he came in to contact with and especially with his family and friends. A perfect day for Tony was fishing and spending time with his family.

            Tony is survived by his wife Shelly Alford; daughters Diana and Cathrin; son Michael; brother Timmy and sister-in-law, Donna Alford; along with many loved nephews and nieces.

            He was preceded in death by mother and father, Mike and Sandy Alford; brothers Troy and Tommy Alford; and sister Patty Alford.

            A memorial service will be held at a later time to celebrate his life.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Michael Aaron Alford and Sandra Jo Betchel Alford; and siblings Thomas Aaron Alford and Patricia Irene Alford Duron in this compilation.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy Known Descendants of Lodwick Alford and Judith Jackson.

            His lineage: Anthony Joseph 1959 CA1, Michael Aaron 1934 CA2, Aaron Leon 1913 TX3, Thomas Zachary 1886 TX4, Zachariah/Zachary Taylor 1850 GA5, James Andrew Jackson 1814 GA6, Lodwick 1775 NC7.

 

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ARCHIE HALFORD

 

MERCED SUN-STAR

Merced, Merced Co., CA—18 December 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Archie Halford was born in Udall, Missouri, on March 10, 1906 to David and Mary Halford. He passed away peacefully on Monday, December 9th, at the age of 96.

            He had a heart of a farmer and had farmed most of his life. He moved to Merced County in 1942, where he started to work for Del Monte Corporation when he was 36 years old. He retired in 1971 as a supervisor for the irrigation division.

            Surviving Archie are his daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Bobby Grissom of Merced; his son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Vanjie Halford of Merced; grandchildren, Tammy Henline of Wheatland, CA, Carey Halford of Merced, Gina Grissom of Santa Ana Heights, CA, and Clinton Clark of Carson City, NV.

            His wife, Alta Halford of Merced, his three brothers, Charley, Frank, and Isaac, and his sister, Laura Carter, all of Udall, MO preceded him in death.

            Funeral services were pending. Stratford Evans Merced Chapel were in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Archie Halford (SS# issued in IA) and list his death date as 9 December 2002, last residence Merced, Merced Co., CA.

 

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ARMINDA SOAREZ ALFORD

 

THE CHRONICLE

San Francisco, CA—Sunday, 10 April 2005

 

            In Loving Memory, Arminda Soarez Alford, also known as “Mida,” “Chiquita,” and “Cha Cha” to her friends, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2005. Beloved wife of 35 years of the late Samuel M. Alford; dearest mother of Virginia A. Padilla and husband Alex of Pittsburg, CA, and Gloria E. Barron and husband James of Redwood City, CA; cherished grandmother of six and great grandmother of six. Age 89 years. A resident of San Mateo County for 44 years.

            Mida had a bubbling and outgoing personality that made her loved by many. She enjoyed bowling and dancing until a few years prior to her passing.

            Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, April 16, 2005 at Redwood Chapel, 847 Woodside Rd., Redwood City, at 1:00 P.M....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Arminda S. Alford (SS# issued in CO) was born 15 June 1915, last residence Redwood City, San Mateo Co., CA.

 

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ARTHUR DANIEL ALFORD, SR.

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—Thursday, 2 November 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1997

 

            Alford, Arthur, 92, of Lancaster, retired self-employed rancher. Murphy Mortuary, Lancaster.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Arthur D. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 10 Nov 1902 and died 29 Oct 1995, last residence Lancaster, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            CA Deaths lists Arthur Daniel Alford, born 10 Nov 1902 in MS, died 29 Oct 1995 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Rhodes.

            See the obituary of his daughter Alma Elaine Alford Novak in this compilation. We included the obituary of his daughter Dorothy Louise Alford Pringle in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1997 (Alabama). Her obituary lists her father, Arthur Daniel Alford Sr., and siblings: Doris Elouise Alford of Lancaster, CA, Charlotte Virginia Alford Blanchard of North Ridge, CA, and Alma Elaine Alford Novak of Camarillo, CA, and Arthur Daniel Alford, Jr. of Lancaster, CA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            His lineage: Arthur Daniel 1902 MS1, James Thomas 1861 MS2, Julius C. 1830 GA3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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ASHLEY MARIE ALFRED

 

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE

Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—Saturday, 4 November 2006

 

 

WILDOMAR [Riverside Co.]—Ashley Marie Alfred ... was born on May 16, 1987 in Denver, Colorado and died on October 29, 2006 in Wildomar, California. Ashley is survived by her mother and father, Justin and Janie Alfred of Murrieta, California and by her four sisters: Amy McGraw of Seattle, Washington, Anna Bartha of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Alice Alfred and Abigail Alfred of Murrieta, California. She also had a baby boy, Zion, who was adopted by Charlie and Julie Marquez. In addition, Ashley also had two nieces, Emma Bartha and London McGraw. Ashley was born prematurely and the doctors did not give any hope of her surviving. However, her mother, father, sisters, and hundreds of other Christian friends began a three day time of prayer and fasting, and God miraculously healed Ashley, and the doctors said it was a miracle....

            She became involved in sports at an early age, in particular basketball and softball, but basketball was her forte. However, during her years in sports she struggled with asthma and other injuries, but through prayer and determination God enabled her to overcome those obstacles, and she learned to play through the pain as unto the Lord. She was also a very responsible young lady as far as her schooling and education, her work, and paying her bills and financial obligations. She had all the potential for becoming a wonderful, compassionate, responsible, and contributing woman to the adult world she was beginning to enter. She also had a wonderful and giving personality; she was very outgoing, and had a contagious smile, beautiful blue eyes, and a laugh that would bring joy to and uplift any heart that was discouraged; she was learning to cook from her mother’s guidance, and her family so enjoyed the delicious meals she would prepare. She was attending Mount San Jacinto College and was considering a major in Human Resources, with a minor in Political Science, and she also greatly enjoyed her work at Starbucks where she had made many friends. This past summer she had worked in Colorado Springs with her sister, Anna, on the Jeff Crank campaign for Congress, and everyone she worked with had only good things to say about her work and her ability to work with and communicate with people. She also greatly enjoyed her American Sign Language course at MSJC, and she had plans of using this in the future in perhaps some type of ministry, or work, or both.

            Ashley was greatly loved by her parents, sisters, brothers-in-law, nieces, and all of her many friends. She will be missed more than any words can possibly express, but we know that she is with Jesus....

            The Memorial Service for Ashley will be held on Mon., Nov. 6, at 1pm at Calvary Chapel of Murrieta in Murrieta, CA. Contributions may be made to the House of Ruth Adoption Services at Calvary Chapel of Downey in Downey, CA. Arrangements Handled By: Sun City - #12490 Joe Smolinski, Director (951) 672-0777 www.miller-jones.com.

 

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THE GAZETTE

Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO—Sunday, 24 December 2006

 

 

May 16, 1987 – October 29, 2006

 

            Ashley Marie Alfred was born on May 16, 1987, in Denver. She lived with her family in Colorado Springs until April, 1997, when she and her family moved to Murrieta, CA. Ashley died on October 29, 2006, in Wildomar [Riverside Co.], CA.

            Ashley is survived by her father and mother, Justin and Janie Alfred of Murrieta, CA; her sisters: Amy McGraw of Seattle, WA; Anna Bartha of Colorado Springs, CO; and Alice and Abigail Alfred of Murrieta, CA. Ashley was greatly loved by her entire family and many friends. In the summer of 2006 she enjoyed working for Jeff Crank’s campaign and Starbucks in Colorado Springs.

            A Memorial Service will be held for Ashley on Friday, December 29, 7:00 p.m. at Calvary Worship Center, 505 Castle Road, Colorado Springs. For further information, you may call Calvary Worship Center: 719-632-3311.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm death date of Ashley Marie Alfred (SS# issued in CO) but list her birth date as 16 Jan 1987, last residence CA.

 

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AUBRY DARRELL ALFORD

 

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FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—22 May 1963

 

            The rosary will be recited tomorrow at 8 PM in Our Lady of Victory Church for Aubry Darrell Alford, 40 of 4327 North Holt Avenue, a resident of Fresno for 25 years.

            Alford died yesterday in his home after suffering a heart attack.

            He was a Marine veteran of World War II. He was a member of the San Joaquin Memorial Dads Club and of Our Lady of Victory Church. He had worked for many years as a truck driver.

            Alford is survived by his widow, Valerie and four daughters, Yvonne, Christine, Valerie and Melody and his mother, Mrs. Ida Nichols, all of Fresno, CA; two brothers: Cecil of Fresno and Willis of Los Angeles and three sisters; Mrs. Mary Lou Wenzel of Clovis, Mrs. Doris Mansfield and Mabel Alford, both of Fresno.

            A requiem mass will be held Friday at 9 AM in the church. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. The Lisle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Holy Cross Cemetery, Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Karen Burns

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Aubry Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 11 July 1922 and died _____ May 1963, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his brother Cecil Brooks Alford in this compilation.

            His wife, Valerie Mary Cameron, was born in Australia, where they married Oct 7 1943 while he was a Marine in WWII. She came to the US in 1945, and all four daughters were born in Fresno Co., CA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Aubry Darrell 1922 CA1, Oliver Cromwell 1895 CA2, William 1862 CA3, Russell 1826 VA4, William 1800 VA5.

 

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AUDREY ALFORD JOHNSON

 

NORTH COUNTY TIMES

Escondido, San Diego Co., CA—11 May 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Audrey Alford Johnson, 90, died on Wednesday, May 7, 2003. Alhiser-Comer Mortuary at 225 South Broadway in Escondido handled arrangements.

            Born on June 18, 1912, in Bromly Kent, England, she lived in Escondido for 30 years. She was a homemaker. She was a founding member of America’s Finest City Dixieland Jazz Society.

            Mrs. Johnson is survived by her husband of 57 years, Geoffrey N. Johnson of Escondido; son and daughter-in-law Michael Robert and Mary Johnson of Bend, Oregon; daughters and sons-in-law Jacqueline Frances and Paul Albulet of Santa Clara and Gillian S. and John Albaugh of Columbus, Ohio; sister and brother-in-law Catherine “Billie” and John Mountain of Devon, England; and grandchildren Paul, Ryan, Johnny and Jennifer Albaugh and Ryan Johnson.

 

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SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Sunday, 11 May 2003

 

June 18, 1912-May 7, 2003

 

            Audrey Alford-Johnson, 90, of Escondido died Wednesday. She was born in Bromley, Kent, England, and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Royal Air Force during World War II.

            Survivors include her husband, Geoffrey; daughters, Jacqueline Albulet of Santa Clara and Gillian Albaugh of Columbus, Ohio; son, Michael Johnson of Bend, Ore.; sister, Catherine Mountain of Devon, England; and five grandchildren.

            Viewing: 4 to 8 p.m. tomorrow, Alhiser-Comer Mortuary, 225 S. Broadway, Escondido.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Audrey Johnson (SS# issued in MD), last residence Escondido, San Diego Co., CA.

 

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AUDREY LOUISE CHRISTIAN ALFORD

 

BOLIVAR COMMERCIAL

Cleveland, Bolivar Co., MS—31 August 2005

 

            Audrey Louise Christian Alford, 55, originally of Deeson, Mississippi died Tuesday, August 30, 2005 at her home in Lancaster, California.

            Funeral services will be held on Saturday in Lancaster [Los Angeles Co.], California.

            Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Galilee Baptist Church in Gunnison....

            Mrs. Alford was the daughter of Rev. Julius L. Christian of Alligator, MS and the late Mrs. Annie L. Christian.

            She is also survived by her husband Gregory Alford of Lancaster, CA; a son and a daughter, Tyrone L. Alford and Chanelle Alford both of Lancaster, CA; two brothers, Andrew Christian of Memphis, TN and Julius L. Christian, Jr. of Round Lake, MS; four sisters, Catherine Christian of Round Lake, Annie Bowden of Memphis, TN; Mary Anderson of Warsaw, IN; Gearldine Henderson of Beaufort, SC.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Audrey L. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 1 Aug 1950, last residence Lancaster, Los Angeles Co., CA.

 

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AUGUSTA M. HAMILTON ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Friday, 8 January 1999

 

Jan. 25, 1910-Jan. 4, 1999

 

            Augusta Alford, 88, of Chula Vista died Monday. She was born in Fulshear [Fort Bend Co.], Texas. Mrs. Alford was a homemaker.

            Survivors include her son, James “Sarge” Hamilton of Chula Vista.

            Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. tomorrow, Anderson-Ragsdale Mortuary, 5050 Federal Blvd., San Diego. Services: 1 p.m. Monday at the mortuary.

 

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Photo from Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Chris & Candy L.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Augusta Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Chula Vista, San Diego Co., CA.

 

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AVONELLE SKELTON ALFORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Wednesday, 13 April 2011

 

            Avonelle Alford, age 83, of Fresno was born on January 2, 1928 in Oakland City, In. to Glenn and Mary Skelton. She passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2011. She was a homemaker.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence L. Alford.

            Avonelle is survived by her sons, Barry Alford, and Russell Alford and his wife Lee Ann; her daughters, Linda Alford Titus and her husband Jim, and Jill A. Siegrist and her husband Bob; her stepson, Clarence L. Alford, Jr. and his wife Carol; six grandchildren, Joel Siegrist, Phillip Siegrist, Greg Alford and his wife Jenna, Allyse Alford, Kevin Alford, and Mike Alford and his wife Lauren; and three great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Colin and Kaia.

            A Memorial Service will be held at Riverpark Bible Church, 7500 North Millbrook Avenue on Friday, April 15, 2011, at 11:00 a.m.

            Remembrances may be made to Child Evangelism Fellowship of Fresno, 3855 N. West Ave. #110, Fresno, Ca. 93705- 2759; or Hinds Hospice, 1616 W. Shaw, Fresno 93711.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Avonelle Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Fresno, Fresno Co., CA.

 

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BARBARA J. ALFORD

 

OAKLAND TRIBUNE

Oakland, Alameda Co., CA—Thursday, 26 May 2005

 

            Barbara Alford passed away May 19, 2005, at the age of 72. She was born in Shreveport, La., to Audry Renee Alford and the late Henry Alford.

            Barbara leaves to mourn two brothers, Henry and Kandy, two sons, Larry and Bruce, two daughters, Catherine and Debra, one aunt, Bennie Mae Blanchard, 16 grandchildren, Simone, Andrea, Demardra, Brandi, Monee, Barbara, Shirlawn, Tarena, Terrell, Damon Shawn, James, Ladonna, Kimmie, Cardell and Isaac, and two great-grandsons, Heshimu and Teddy (whom she raised as her own), four nieces, Carolyn, Charlotte, Melanie and Sonji, two nephews, Courtney and Kimani, three godchildren, Donald Ray, Deanna and Deliliah, 24 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

            Funeral services will occur today, Thursday, May 26, at 11 a.m. at McGee Avenue Baptist Church, 1640 Stuart St., Berkeley, Calif. Interment will follow at Rolling Hills Memorial Park, Richmond, Calif. Harris Funeral Home....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Barbara J. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 4 Dec 1932, last residence not listed.

 

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BARBARA JANE WAITE ALFORD

Wife of Andrew Franklin Alford, AAFA #0668

Mother of Philip Dennis Alford, AAFA #0879

 

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE

Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—Saturday, 26 July 2003

 

            Barbara Jane Alford, 74, died Tuesday [July 22] at Reche Canyon Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Colton. Born in Los Angeles, Mrs. Alford lived in San Bernardino 10 years. Previously she lived in Redlands 64 years. She was a nurse for 20 years at Redlands Community Hospital

            She graduated from Redlands High School in 1947.

            Mrs. Alford received a certificate of recognition for service in foster care from San Bernardino County.

            She belonged to the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 47 in Riverside and the American Gold Star Mothers. She volunteered for the American Red Cross, the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VA Medical Center in Loma Linda and Meals on Wheels. She participated in Operation Send-Off at Norton Air Force Base during the Vietnam War. She helped establish a memorial at Jennie Davis Park in Redlands for service people who died in combat.

            She belonged to the First United Methodist Church and the First Congregational Church, both in Redlands, and most recently Emmanuel United Methodist Church in San Bernardino.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband of 56 years, Frank; three sons, Daniel of San Bernardino, Philip of Yucaipa and Robert of Redlands; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Bethel of Highland.

            Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in San Bernardino. Graveside services will be at noon Monday at Riverside National Cemetery. Emmerson-Bartlett Memorial Chapel in Redlands is handling arrangements.

            Memorial contributions: the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 47 in Riverside or Emmanuel United Methodist Church in San Bernardino.

 

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Photo from Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, CRob

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Barbara J. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her brother-in-law Philip Edward Alford in this compilation.

            CA Births lists Barbara Jane Waite born 3 Feb 1929 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Graddock.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her husband’s lineage: Andrew Franklin 1926 CA1, Jesse Ellis 1898 MN2, Lewis Austin 1871 MN3, Alonzo 1842 NY4, Lewis 1814 VT5, Ashley Owen 1770 VT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1699 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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BARBARA JEAN SWATON ALFORD

Wife of Jerald Robert Alford, AAFA #0113

 

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Santa Ana, Orange Co., CA—Thursday, 2 February 2006

 

            Barbara Jean Alford, 74, of Westminster, a retired finisher, died Jan. 31, 2006, of sepsis. Visitation: 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Westminster Memorial Park.

            Husband, Jerald; sons, James, Charles, Robert; sister, Dorothy Jenkins; two grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Barbara J. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 11 Oct 1931, last residence Westminster, Orange Co., CA.

            CA Births lists Barbara Jean Swaton born 11 Oct 1931 in Ventura Co., mother’s maiden name Silva.

 

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BERLIN RAY ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Red Bluff, Tehama Co., CA—4 October 2011

 

            Berlin Alford died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at his residence in Red Bluff. He was 74. Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers is handling the arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Berlin Ray Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 31 Aug 1937, last residence Red Bluff, Tehama Co., CA.

 

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BERNITA H. WALKER ALFORD

 

MODESTO BEE

Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA—Wednesday, 23 February 1994

 

Feb. 28, 1915–Feb. 21, 1994

 

            Bernita “Skeet” Alford, 78, of Tracy died Monday at Tracy Community Hospital.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of Gravity, Iowa, and lived in Tracy 31 years. She was a lab technician for Holly Sugar Corp. before retiring in 1976. She was a member of the American Heart Association, San Joaquin-Calaveras Division, Stockton.

            She is survived by her husband, Roy Alford of Tracy; and brother, Hubert L. Walker of Banta.

            A graveside service is scheduled at 2 p.m. Thursday at Tracy Public Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. today and 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Fry Memorial Chapel, Tracy, in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Feb 1994) dates of Bernita Alford (SS# issued in IA), last residence Tracy, San Joaquin Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Roy Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            CA Deaths lists Bernita H. Alford, born 28 Feb 1915 in IA and died 21 Feb 1994 in San Joaquin Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Freeman and father’s surname Walker.

 

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BERTHA “BERT” HALFORD TARSKY

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—31 December 2004

 

Tarsky, Bertha (“Bert”)

March 1, 1915-Dec. 24, 2004

 

            Adored wife, mother, grandmother, sister. Survived by husband, Erwin; children, Benita Young, Fred (Karin) Tarsky; grandchildren, Alisa and Lindsey Young, and sister to Morris Halford.

            A truly caring and loving person and a very talented violinist. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. She will remain in our hearts forever.

            In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bertha’s memory can be made to Hadassah or the charity of your choice.

            Services will be held at Hillside Memorial Park on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at 1:00 p.m.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bertha Tarsky (SS# issued in CA), last residence Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her brother Morris Halford in this compilation.

            Her HALFORD lineage: Bertha 1915 MI1, Benjamin 1886 Russia2.

 

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BERTHA JEAN ROBERTSON ALFORD

 

SIERRA STAR

Oakhurst, Madera Co., CA—Friday, 7 September 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

COARSEGOLD [Madera Co.]—Bertha J. Alford, 68, a homemaker, died on September 2 at her home. Memorial services were held on Thursday at St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church, where she was a faithful member for three years.

            She was born in Arch, New Mexico, on September 20, 1932, to Charlotte and Joseph Robertson. She was a long-time resident of New Mexico before moving to Coarsegold to be with her son and his family.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband of 40 years, Victor. She was the mother of George Alford and his wife, Kathleen, and the grandmother of Candace Alford of Coarsegold, and Cheryl Edwards of Madera. She leaves her great-grandsons Dustin Valenzuela and Bryce Edwards of Madera. Her four sisters, Myra Robertson and Nora Doyal of New Mexico, Norma Ferguson of Texas, and Lillian Tucker of Arizona survive her.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bertha J. Alford (SS# issued in NM), last residence Coarsegold, Madera Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of her mother-in-law, Louvina McComic Alford; and brother-in-law Herman B. Alford in this compilation We included the obituary of her father-in-law, William Lloyd Alford, in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: Victor Ray 1930 LA1, William Lloyd 1892 LA2, Jesse Powell 1870 TX3, Jesse Powell 1828 LA4, Needham Judge 1789 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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BERTHA MARIAN ALFORD

 

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FERNDALE ENTERPRISE

Ferndale, Humboldt Co., CA—_____ 1903

 

IN MEMORIAM

 

            It was in 1892 that Dr. F.A. Alford, one of nature’s noblemen, and whose memory is still revered by all who knew him during his long years of residence in Ferndale, passed from this life, and today his only child, that dearly loved daughter, sleeps by his side in our little city of the dead. Wednesday afternoon a solemn cortege passed through our streets and wended its way to the dotted hillside overlooking the town. The white-plumed hearse bore the remains of Miss Bertha Alford, and when the long procession halted and the casket was carried to the family burial plot, there surrounded it friends almost innumerable. In every heart was sorrow’s pain, and as the impressive burial service of the Native Daughters, who attended the funeral in a body, and to which order the departed belonged, was read by the officers of Oneonta Parlor, Mrs. L.P. Branstetter, Mrs. C.A. Monroe and Mrs. E.B. Carr, and as the choir sang the sweet old hymn, “Abide With Me,” every eye was dimmed with tears and every heart throbbed with sympathy for the widowed mother and the sorrowing relatives who had looked upon their cherished loved one for the last time.

            The services preceding the burial were at the North Ferndale home of W.B. Alford and wife, uncle and aunt of the departed. The Rev. A.K. Farnworth officiated and delivered the funeral address, and Rev. P. Coombe of San Francisco, who had known the deceased since the days of her childhood, offered a fervent prayer. The choir was composed of Mrs. R.B. Carr, Mrs. H.C. Blum, Fred Hansen and Jas Bartlett, and the pall bearers were Prof. Flowers, Dr. Austin Miller, Robert Patrick, Herbert Brice, Ira I. Scott and Chas H. Williams. The floral offerings were lovely in the extreme, and told far better than words can express of the great esteem in which the departed was held. Until late twilight Wednesday evening our people continued to visit the new-made mound in the cemetery on the hill, and sad though it all was, it was a beautiful sight to behold, for the little enclosure was a mass of garlands, bouquets, wreaths and flower bedecked pieces of various designs.

            Bertha Marion Alford was the only child of the late Dr. Frank Alford and Mary R. Alford, now of Eureka, a niece of W.B. Alford and wife, and Deputy County Recorder T.W. Richmond and wife of Eureka, and a cousin to Clyde C. and Mrs. Hazel Alford of Ferndale, and Mr. Max Richmond of San Francisco. She was born in Ferndale and [illegible] her health declining at the home of her uncle and aunt [illegible] Deputy Recorder Thos W. Richmond and wife in Eureka, at 12:30 o’clock last Tuesday morning [August 25], and after a four months’ illness which overtook her at Santa Clara, where she was finishing the last year of her musical education. The cause of this illness was probably in a great measure due to overstudy, for she was ambitious in the extreme, but be that as it may, she failed to improve, and some eleven weeks ago [illegible] and brought her back with her. The very best of medical care was secured, but her malady battled all efforts, and her young life went out, and even at a time when but a few days previous some hope had been entertained for her final recovery.

            In chronicling the death of this beautiful young woman, and we use the term beautiful in all that the word implies, the writer of this article performs one of the saddest duties of his life. From her infancy he has known her, for nearly 23 years ago his home was with her father and mother and in the family he lived for many months. Bertha was then but 3 years of age, and well does he remember her as one of the loveliest little girls, and with whom he soon became a fast and loyal friend. Many were the afternoons she would come to the Enterprise office and for hours would sit on a stool by our side and “set up” the big block letters we would arrange for her amusement. We saw her grow from babyhood to girlhood, and from girlhood to womanhood, and during all these years we have regarded her almost as our own. But aside from all this, and the further fact that her father was in his life time, and her mother still is, among the most valued friends of the writer and his family, there was that beauty of character the departed possessed that made her what she was—a loving favorite with all who knew her—one whom it seemed had every virtue and was without a single fault—for a sweeter and purer flower never blossomed in the garden of life. After the death of her father she became more and more the one great happiness of her widowed mother’s life, and the full depth of the love and devotion that existed between them their most intimate acquaintances alone knew….

 

 

Photos from Ferndale Cemetery, Ferndale, Humboldt Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Celeste Wideman

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her uncle William B. Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her lineage: Bertha Marian 1877 CA1, Frank A. OH 1849 OH2, Barsella 1816 OH3, Elijah 1780 MA4, Elijah 1757 MA5, Elijah 1732 CT6, Josiah 1696 CT7, Josiah 1649 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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BETTY JEWEL ALFORD ECHOLS

 

THE RECORD

Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA—Thursday, 21 February 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Betty Echols, 79, of Stockton died Sunday [February 17] at home. She was born in Weleetka, Oklahoma, and lived in Stockton for 20 years. She was a caregiver for in-home care for 30 years.

            Surviving are her daughters, Joyce Goree and Doris Chambers, both of Stockton, siblings, Ethlyn Howard of Stockton, Marvin Alford and Francis Fountain, both of Omaha, Nebraska, and Alice Maxwell and Fern Jones, both of Oklahoma, 10 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren, and 33 great-great-grandchildren.

            Services were held at Little Flock Missionary Baptist Church, 1845 W. Washington, Street. Burial was in Stockton Rural Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Betty J. Echols (SS# issued in OK) was born 12 Apr 1922, last residence Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA.

            We included the obituary of her father, Edgar William “Bill” Alford Sr., in Nebraska Obituaries.

            In 1930, Weleetka, Okfuskee Co., OK, Betty J. Alford, 7 OK (Negro), is listed as the granddaughter of Ludah Maxwell, 57 LA.

            Most of the 30 or so Alfords in this county in 1930 are recognized as descendants of Solomon Alford, b. 1828 AL, the son of Littleberry and Mary (Butler) Alford, later of Oktibbeha Co., MS. Solomon and slave Lussie had six children, one of which was Matthew Solomon Alford, born June 1860 MS, who was enumerated in Weleetka, Okfuskee Co., OK in 1930. CA Deaths lists Matt Alford, born in MS, died 22 Feb 1961 in San Joaquin Co., mother’s maiden name Alford.

            In 1992 Wessylyne Alford-Simpson, AAFA #1034, published Promises: Heritage of an African American Family about this branch of the family.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Littleberry B. Alford and Mary Butler.

            Her lineage: Betty Jewel 1922 OK1, Edgar William 1896 MS2, Matthew Solomon 1860 MS3, Solomon 1828 AL4, Littleberry 1801 NC5.

 

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BETTY LOU BERRY ALVORD

 

RECORD SEARCHLIGHT

Redding, Shasta Co., CA—14 July 2012

 

            Betty Alvord, 88, of Redding died Thursday at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).

 

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Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel

Redding, CA—_____ July 2012

 

 

February 10, 1924 - July 12, 2012

 

            Betty passed away on July 12, 2012 in Redding, California. She was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin to Fay and Richard Berry. She was the youngest of 4 children.

            Betty grew up in Wisconsin but moved to Los Angeles, California shortly after she graduated in 1942. She was employed as a “Rosie Riveted for North American Aircraft Company and worked on the B25 and P51 Aircrafts during WWII. She joined the Coastguard and was stationed in San Francisco. She returned to Los Angeles and worked for Alan Ladd at Paramount Studios as one of his secretaries.

            She met Lloyd Alvord on a “blind date” and married him in Las Vegas. They remained in Los Angeles where they raised their 3 children. Betty and Lloyd retired to the North State in 1978. They moved from place to place and finally settled in Redding. Betty kept herself busy by volunteering for various organizations.

            She is preceded in death by her loving husband Lloyd, her sister Viola, and brothers Clarence and Earl.

            She is survived by her sons, Donald and Richard, her only daughter Phyllis, daughter in-law Karen and 5 grandchildren.

            Services will be held at the Veterans Cemetery in Igo, California on Monday, July 30, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.

            Donations can be submitted to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in her honor. Please sign the guest book.

            Arrangements handled through Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding. (243-1525)

 

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Photo from Northern California Veterans Cemetery, Igo, Shasta Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Carlie Williams

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Betty L. Alvord (SS# issued in WI) was born 10 Feb 1924, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her husband, Lloyd Emile Alvord, in this compilation.

 

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BETTY LOUISE STONE ALFORD

Mother of Patricia Ann Alford DeGrofft, AAFA #0203

 

DAILY NEWS [not verbatim]

Red Bluff, Tehama Co., CA—_____ October 1989

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1990

 

            Betty L. Alford died at the Alford Cattle Ranch home 10 miles west of Red Bluff on October 17, 1989.

            Mrs. Alford was born to Samuel Joseph Stone and Rachel Margaret (Hazen) Stone June 17, 1926 in Los Molinos (Tehama County) California at her parents’ farm home. She graduated from Red Bluff High School in 1945 and went on to graduate from Mercy College of Nursing in Sacramento as a Registered Nurse in 1948.

            On September 12, 1948 Betty married Jack V. Alford of Carmel, California. Her husband preceded her in death on July 11, 1989. Born to this union were two children, James V.Alford and Patricia Ann (Alford) DeGrofft.

            Mrs. Alford was a working partner in the family’s 7th generation cattle ranching operation west of Red Bluff (Tehama County) California.

            She was active in the Registered Nurses Assn., Tehama County Historical and Genealogical Societies, and past president of the Tehama County Cowbells. In 1975, Tehama County Cowbells honored Mrs. Alford as Cowbell of the year.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her son James V. Alford, his wife Vicki, and their children Quinn Roy and Abigail Paige, all of Red Bluff; her daughter Patricia Ann Alford DeGrofft of Pendleton, OR, her husband Duane, and their children Ryan and Tiah Jillian; brothers Sam Stone of Oakland, Bill Stone of Red Bluff, Fred Stone of Woodland, Robert Stone of Bass Lake, and Jim Stone of Seattle, WA; sisters Ann Willard McNabb of Red Bluff, Emily Ruff of Paskenta, Sally Tatro of Gerber, June Moore of Turlock, and Nancy Henderson of ID. A brother Henry Stone preceded her in death.

            Burial was in the Alford Family plot at Oak Hill Cemetery in Red Bluff.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, John Vernon “Jack” Alford, in this compilation.

 

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BETTY OPAL ALFORD BULLARD

 

THE RECORD [not verbatim]

Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA—Thursday, 27 July 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Betty Opal Alford Bullard, 72, of Stockton died Tuesday [July 25] at home. She was born in Tennessee and had lived in Stockton since 1972. She was a homemaker and a member of Eastside Church of Christ.

            She is survived by her husband, Charles Bullard of Stockton; children, Jeannie Bettencourt of Lodi, Barbara Walker and Eddie Steve Bullard, both of Stockton, and Charlene Beerline of Gillette, Wyoming; siblings, Lucille Rogers of Tennessee, Roy Alford and Helen Alford, both of Illinois, Joe Alford of Florida, and Helene Sutton of Indiana; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

            Services [will be] held on Friday at Eastside Church of Christ. Burial was at Cherokee Memorial Park in Lodi.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Betty Bullarld (SS# issued in TN) was born 30 Jan 1928, last residence Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA.

            She is probably the Bettie O. Alford, age 2-3/12, listed on the 1930 census in Coffee Co., TN, with her parents Wesley Alford 27, and Nola O. 22, brother Leighton 3-11/12, and sister Lizzie L. 4/12. All and their parents were born in TN.

 

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BOB ALFORD

 

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Bakersfield, Kern Co., CA—Wednesday, 14 December 2011

 

            Services pending Bob Alford, 74, Bodfish [Kern Co.], Dec. 12 in Los Angeles. Lake Isabella Cremation & Funeral Society.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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BOBBIE JEAN DILLIHUNT SCOTT ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—13 October 2011

 

            Alford, Bobbie Jean—La Mesa 7/22/42 - 10/9/11

            10/21/11 at 10 AM Anderson-Ragsdale Chapel Anderson-Ragsdale Mortuary (619) 263-3141.

 

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Photo from Miramar National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Larry Klaasen

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bobbie Jean Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence La Mesa, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Johnnie Lee Alford, in this compilation.

            CA Marriages lists Johnnie L. Alford, age 36, married Bobbie J. Dillihunt, age 26, on 29 June 1968 in San Diego, San Diego Co., CA. In another record, she is listed as Bobbie J. Scott.

 

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BOYD EMERSON ALVORD

 

RECORD SEARCHLIGHT

Redding, Shasta Co., CA—Thursday, 5 February 2009

 

            Boyd Emerson Alvord was born in Bellingham, WA on June 20, 1920, passed away Tuesday, February 3, 2009.

            Boyd attended elementary, high school and college in Bellinham, WA area prior to entering the U.S. Army Air Force on January 15, 1940. He was a Staff Sergeant based at Scott Field in Illinois. During a hospital stay in Fargo, North Dakota Boyd’s nurse was Agnes Dahm. Boyd was then transferred to Fitzsimons Hospital in Denver and Agnes followed. After a brief courtship they were married on June 17, 1943 in Denver, CO. Boyd received an honorable discharge from the Air Force on August 10, 1943. Boyd and Agnes moved to Sacramento, CA where he was employed by the Air Force as an Administrative Assistant at the Sacramento Air Service Command. In March, 1945 he left Sacramento and moved to Redding to study accounting and work for H.L. Griffin Jr., Public Accountant.

            In March, 1950 Boyd started to work full time for C.M. Dicker Inc. as men’s buyer and Office and Credit Manager. In 1969 he was named Vice President and Secretary of C.M. Dicker Inc. and became a partner in the organization. In 1974 Boyd and Agnes moved to San Diego, CA with Bob and Enid Dicker after they purchased controlling interest of Walker Scott, a fourteen department store chain. Boyd served as Sr. Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Boyd also continued his duties at C.M. Dicker Inc. in Redding. In 1985 the Walker Scott Corporation was sold and he and Agnes moved back to Redding, CA. Upon his retirement from Dickers on July 31, 1990 he enjoyed his time with his family and friends, traveling, reading and listening to classical music.

            Boyd was a very hard worker and instilled a strong work ethic in his four children. Boyd believed strongly in education. He was able to provide a college education for his children and grandchildren. Boyd often brought his accounting books home to work on and even took them to their Hat Creek “cabin” when the family spent weekends and vacations. He always had a joke (quite often off-color) and an amusing comment for everyone. He loved his family, life long friends and the community of Redding.

            Boyd was a member a several clubs and organizations. He was a life member of Disabled American Veterans, an honorary life member of B.P.O. Elks, a former member of Rotary Club of Redding and San Diego, former member University Club-San Diego, former member of American Society of Corporate Secretary’s-San Diego, former member of Corporate Financial Council-San Diego, former member of National Association of Public Accountants, and a former member of the Redding Trade Club. Boyd served as Worshipful Master of Reading Masonic Order 254 in 1991.

            Boyd and Agnes were also very giving to the Redding community. They donated funds for the kitchen at Mercy Oaks and made several donations to the local YMCA as well as the Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church.

            Boyd is survived by his wife, Agnes, and his four children, David (Irene) Alvord, Terry (Kathy) Alvord, and Diane (Bob) Kempley, of Redding, California and Patricia (Dennis) Erardi, of Stockton, CA and grandchildren Stephanie Alvord of Fresno, Ruth Ann (Will) Gilroy and Sam Alvord of Redding. Michelle Alvord of Encinitas, Lori Kempley of Oceanside, Brian (Kim) Kempley of Tallahassee, FL, Elizabeth Erardi of Stockton, and two great-grandchildren Aurelia and Carly Gilroy of Redding, CA. He is also survived by sisters Ruth Alvord of Seattle, WA and Shirley Cool of Sacramento, and several nieces and nephews.

            A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 8, 2009 at Allen and Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro.

            In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be sent to Mercy Foundation - North “Work of the Sisters” or Mercy Hospice, 2400 Washington Ave. Suite #410, Redding, CA 96001; the Shiner’s Hospice, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817 or the Reading Masonic Lodge #254, P.O. Box 494352, Redding, CA 94049-4352.

            Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com

 

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RECORD SEARCHLIGHT

Redding, Shasta Co., CA—Saturday, 4 April 2009

 

            Redding lost a colorful slice of its past with the recent passing of Boyd and Agnes (Aggie) Alvord. Boyd and Aggie passed away within a month of each after a lifetime of business success and charitable giving in Redding. I had the pleasure of knowing Boyd, Aggie and family for more than 40 years and benefited from having Boyd as a mentor soon after I graduated from college. My first full-time job, in fact, was as an assistant to Boyd in the office of the old Dicker’s Department Store on Market Street. Boyd was a partner in the store.

            Reddingites who have been around for a while fondly remember Dickers Department Store. Dickers played a major role in the Redding retail economy for years and its new store was the key anchor to solidify the Redding Downtown Mall redevelopment project in the late 1960s. The large space is now home to Need 2 Speed go kart raceway.

            At its peak Dickers employed 50 people. The spacious new mall store was popular because it had everything, including a large men’s department, a very popular women’s “ready to wear” department, a deli and even a shoe store. It was the first major new department store in Redding to have the open and airy look and feel of today’s stores.

            The early Dicker’s stores were led by founder C.M (Charles) Dicker. CM’s son Robert (Bob) took over and added smaller stores in Anderson and Salinas. Bob and Boyd became inseparable partners.

            Boyd Alvord was the man behind the scenes of Dicker’s success. Bob Dicker was the president and the public face of the company as it grew, but he graciously talks of Boyd as being his “calming influence.” Bob was the free-thinker and the idea man but he readily acknowledged that Boyd was the even keel that maintained the steadiness needed for the ultimate success of the company. One could surmise that more than once, Boyd might have dissuaded Bob from a few zany moves!

            Bob referred to Boyd as “mother” and as those who were around the two for any length of time know, Boyd truly was the financial guru who kept it all together. The use of the term “colorful” as it related to Boyd was also an understatement. Even down to his last few months, Boyd used his off-color humor to cause a chuckle with his visitors. On one of my last visits, Boyd’s speech was impaired, but that didn’t stop him from writing down his joke.

            Aggie, of course, had to be a saint, not only to manage the Alvord household with four rambunctious kids, but also a husband who might have been considered a bit of a workaholic. For all who knew Boyd, his work day did not stop after the store closed. Most nights he worked on the books at home, with the assistance of a cocktail, of course.

            He was also the consummate “micro manager,” which also occasionally presented a troublesome aspect. Bob explained how Boyd would follow Aggie around the grocery store pointing out various ways she could save a nickel. Did I mention Aggie and sainthood?

            The most notable achievement of Dickers was not only its presence in Redding and the foundation as a major anchor for the Downtown Mall, but also the almost legendary 1975 purchase of the Walker Scott Department Store chain in San Diego. This was the classic case of the minnow swallowing the whale.

            Bob recalled the story about his decision to make the purchase and how he sprung it on his partner and friend while Boyd was in Europe visiting son David who was serving in the U.S. Air Force. Bob became president of Walker Scott and Boyd, vice president and secretary. The two moved their families to San Diego for several years while still also operating the Redding Dickers store. Bob called Boyd the most precise finance person he ever met and it was that skill that cleaned up the operations of the 12-store chain.

            Boyd and Aggie came back to Redding and retired, but they shared their financial success and became benefactors to many charities in the Redding area including the YMCA and the Catholic Church.

            Aggie was Catholic and she and Boyd gave willingly to support numerous church-related efforts including a $250,000 donation to fully fund the kitchen at the Mercy Oaks Senior Center. Boyd was also involved with community service, serving as a member of Redding Rotary and the Masonic Lodge.

            The Alvords will be missed by many friends and acquaintances as well as sons Terry and David and daughters Diane and Patsy.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Boyd Emerson Alvord (SS# issued in WA), last residence Redding, Shasta Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Agnes Dorothy Dahm Alvord, in this compilation.

 

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CAL DEE ALFORD

AAFA #0867

 

Cal Dee Alford and his wife, Sibyl Lorraine Bowden Alford

 

MERCURY NEWS

San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA—Friday, 11 August 2000

 

            Cal D. Alford, born February 20, 1918, at Latham [LeFlore Co.], Oklahoma, died August 9, 2000, at Campbell [Santa Clara Co.], California. A resident of Campbell since 1937, he had been a volunteer with both the Fire Department and Campbell Police Auxiliary, served in the Merchant Marines during World War II, and was a dedicated member of the Odd Fellows Morning Light Lodge #42 for 53 years. He retired from the Campbell Lumber Company after 33 years. He was an avid outdoorsman, who loved fishing, hunting, and spending time at his cabin in Twain Harte.

            Cal’s greatest source of pride and happiness was his family. He was a devoted husband to his beautiful wife, Sibyl, whom he adored for 61 years. He was the loving father of Bud Alford of Campbell and the late Harvey Alford, loving grandfather to Deidra Redford, Carrie Pesavento, Chris Craviotto, Peggy Austin, and Mary Voron, great-grandfather to Thomas Redford, Tyler Pesavento, Mathew and Justin Craviotto, Jordyn and Wyatt Austin.

            Funeral services [will be] held on Monday, August 14, 2000, at Darling and Fischer Campbell Memorial Chapel, Campbell, California. Burial followed at Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, California.

 

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Photo from Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jane Ireland

Photo posted 24 May 2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Cal D. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Campbell, Santa Clara Co., CA.

            We included the obituaries of his sisters-in-law Alice Elizabeth Raleigh Alford and Daisy Catherine Holder Finney Alford Mckinney in Oklahoma Obituaries.

            Cal Dee Alford did not submit his lineage information when he joined AAFA. He was the son of Harvey Lee Alford and Docia Trahern.

            CA Births list Harvey Dennis Alford, born 15 Aug 1940 in Santa Clara Co., and Robert Duane Alford, born 12 March 1943 in Alameda Co., both mother’s maiden names Bowden.

 

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Taken in 1910: Harvey Lee Alford, his wife Docia Trahern Alford, and children: Vere, James Dalton, Ophelia, and Horace

Photo (and photo above) from Helen Bowden Molezzo, granddaughter of Vere Alford Bowden - used with permission

 

            The family is listed on the 1910 census in DeQueen, Sevier Co., AR: Harvey L. Alford, 28 AR, married 6 years; wife Docia 28 OK, 4 children, 4 living; and children, all born OK, Vere 5, Ophelia 4, James D. 2, and Horace 6/12.

            Cal’s mother, Docia Trahern, was one-quarter Choctaw, as listed on the U.S. Native American Enrollment Cards for the Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914 (Ancestry.com). She died 23 June 1919 in OK. Harvey married (2) Zura Gunn on 23 Dec 1920.

            On Harvey L. Alford’s 1942 WWII Draft Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 59, born 13 May 1882 in Nashville [Howard Co.], AR. He is living in Oakland, Alameda Co., CA, and lists his nearest relative as Zura Alford of the same address, “Government Island, United States Reversation [sic], Alameda, CA.”

            CA Deaths list Harvey L. Alford, born 13 May 1882 in AR, died 21 Nov 1956 in Santa Clara Co.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of Robert & Susanna Alford.

            His lineage: Cal Dee 1918 OK1, Harvey Lee 1882 AR2, James C. 1844 AL3, Calvin H. 1813 NC4, David 1785 VA5, Robert 1760 England6.

 

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CARRIE A. ALFORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Sunday, 31 May 1992

 

            Services for Carrie Alford, 89, of Fresno will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Sterling Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Alford died May 25. She was a homemaker.

            Surviving are a daughter, Margaret Scott of Fresno; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandchild….

 

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Photo from Mountain View Cemetery, Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lester Letson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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CECIL BROOKS ALFORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—18 December 2010

 

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            Cecil Brooks Alford—Cecil was born in Exeter, Ca, the first of six children to Ida and Oliver Alford. He joined the Army in 1941 and was a decorated veteran of World War II serving four years in the Aleutian Islands and the Pacific front. Soon after returning to Clovis, he married Bette and has continued his love and devotion to her for more than 64 years. They have shared a strong faith in God and a life of dedicated Christian service through the Evangelical Free Church.

            Cecil retired in 1982 after 32 years of employment at Ranchers Cotton Seed Oil mill in Fresno. He then became active in the Fresno State Women’s Softball Diamond Club, where he served as Vice President and was instrumental in getting the women’s softball stadium built to show his strong support for women’s athletics.

            He has also been a good role model and friend to veterans through his participation in VFW Post 3225.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; and all his brothers and sisters, Willis Alford, Darrell Alford, Mayble Straughn, Doris Mansfield, Mary Lou Wenzel. He was also preceded in death by two beloved sons Dennis and Dale Alford.

            He is survived by his wife, Bette; daughter, Dr. Darlys Alford of Ocean Springs, Ms; son and wife, Doran and Diana Alford of Fresno; and four grandsons, Nathan Wiens of Ocean Springs, Ms; David Wiens and wife Silke Planert of San Francisco; Jarod Alford of Portland, Or; Geoffrey Alford of Fresno.

            Cecil died peacefully after a long struggle with Alzhiemer’s and was able to stay in his home until his death on Monday because of the loving support of many friends, caring neighbors, supportive Christian brothers and sisters, dedicated medical helpers and especially Hinds Hospice workers. The family wishes to thank everyone of the many people who have helped keep Cecil close to us throughout his long and very remarkable life.

            A Funeral Service will be held at The Bridge Evangelical Free Church, on Monday, December 20, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. As a family we request that donations be made to The Bridge Church, Hinds Hospice, or other charity on Cecil’s behalf in lieu of sending flowers. Lisle Funeral Home 1605 ‘L’ Street Fresno , Ca. (559)266-0666

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cecil Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 25 Oct 1920 and died 13 Dec 2010, last residence Fresno, Fresno Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his brother Aubry Darrell Alford in this compilation.

            CA Births confirms the birth date of Cecil B. Alford in Tulare Co., mother’s maiden name Brooks.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Cecil Brooks 1920 CA1, Oliver Cromwell 1895 CA2, William 1863 CA3, Russell 1826 VA4, William 1800 VA5.

 

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CHARLES AUGUSTUS ALFORD

 

CONTRA COSTA GAZETTE

Martinez, Contra Costa Co., CA—12 November 1940

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1997

 

            Resident here for 22 years, Charles Augustus Alford, 62, 1015 Sierra Street, died last night at a hospital here. He was a native of Elko, Nev., and was employed by the Shell Oil company until about a year ago.

            Alford is survived by a widow, Rose; four daughters, Mrs. M.V. Sanford and Mrs. Tiny Phillips of Los Angeles, and Betty Alford and Mrs. Joe Day of Martinez; four sons, Charles, Louis, Frank and James Alford of Martinez; his mother, Mrs. Felicia Cameron of Martinez and a sister, Mrs. Harry Oswill of Martinez.

            He was a member of Martinez Lodge of Moose.

            Services will be held tomorrow at 2 o’clock at Brunscher-Connolly chapel. Burial will be in Alamo cemetery.

 

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Photo from Alamo Cemetery, Alamo, Contra Costa Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: CA Deaths lists Charles August Alford, born 17 Feb 1878 in NV and died 11 Nov 1940 in Contra Costa Co., mother’s maiden name Lewis.

            See the obituaries of his children Frank M. Alford and Lewis Everet Alford in this compilation.

            Charles Augustus Alford married m. Rose May Lane, b. 10 May 1881, Winnemuca, Humboldt Co., NV, the daughter of Ash Lane and Susan A. Wood; d. 10 March 1975, Pleasanton, Alameda Co., CA.

            Charles was the son of Charles Alford, b. 1849, Alabama; d. abt 1880. He m. 21 August 1878 [this date is after the birth of Charles Augustus but is listed in Nevada marriages, 1860–1987 (Ancestry.com)], Tuscarora, Elko Co., NV, to Philena J. Lewis. She was b. 17 Nov 1860, Ephraim, Sanpete Co., UT, the daughter of John Lewis and Augusta Camilla Taylor; d. 18 September 1945, Martinez, Contra Costa Co., CA, and was buried 20 September 1945, Alamo Cemetery, Danville, CA.

            His lineage: Charles Augustus 1878 NV1, Charles 1849 AL2.

 

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CHARLES “CHUCK” ALFORD

 

DESERT SUN

Palm Springs, Riverside Co., CA—Friday, 19 January 2007

 

            Charles “Chuck” Alford of Cathedral City died January 11, 2007. He was born on January 25, 1930 to Charles and Bessie Alford in Whittier, CA. He married Jerline James on June 11, 1949 in Arvin, Calif.

            He was a refrigeration engineer for 42 years and was a member of the Arvin Exchange Club.

            Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Jerline; his daughter and son-in-law Martha and Jan Philip Anderson of Cathedral City; sisters, Glenda Harris of Bakersfield, Donna Prader of Idaho; a brother, George Fox of Utah; two grandchildren, Charles Philip and Bryan Christopher Anderson of San Diego and two great-grandchildren, Alexis Maria and Nikki Elizabeth Anderson of San Diego.

            A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007 at Desert Chapel in Palm Springs.

            Arrangements are under the direction of Wiefels Palm Springs Mortuary. (760) 327-1257.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Charles Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Cathedral City, Riverside Co., CA.

            CA Births lists Charles Alford, born 25 Jan 1930 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Burnett.

            On the 1930 census, Whittier, Los Angeles Co., CA, Charles Alford Jr., age 3/12 born CA, is the only child of Charles C. Alford, 24 OH, and his wife Bessie A. 21 OK.

            CA Deaths lists Charles C. Alford, born 22 Jan 1906 in OH and died 20 Oct 1990 in Riverside Co.

            In 1910, East Liverpool, Columbiana Co., OH, Charles C. Alford, age 4 b. OH, is living with his parents, Charles J. Alford, 27 WV and Calvie P. 25 PA, and siblings Pearl and James.

            On Charles Jonah Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 36, a potter living in East Liverpool, Columbiana Co., OH. He was born 3 Aug 1882 and names his nearest relative Calvie P. Alford of the same address.

            CA Deaths lists Charles Jonah Alford, born 3 Aug 1882 in WV, died 18 Sept 1956 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Walters.

            CA Deaths lists Calvie Pearl Alford, born 28 Feb 1884 in PA, died 27 June 1957 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Wood.

            Family trees on Ancestry.com list the parents of Charles Jonah Alford as James R. Alford and Elizabeth Walters.

            His lineage: Charles 1930 CA1, Charles C. 1906 OH2, Charles Jonah 1882 WV3, James R. 1850 OH4.

 

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CHARLES DOUGLAS “DOUG” ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Sunday, 1 October 2006

 

            Native San Diegan, Charles Douglas Alford, “Doug”, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2006 at the age of 74. A third-generation San Diegan and Point Loma resident since 1964, he celebrated each day in San Diego as “another day in paradise”. He was an avid sports enthusiast, participating in college football, and later yacht racing, sail boarding, cycling and golf over the years. In the 50’s Doug was a Marine Corps jet fighter pilot, affectionately known by his squadron mates as “Cheeks”, who described him as having more “moxie” than most. He always looked back fondly at his “jet jock” days, and left the Marine Corps as a Captain. It was during his next career as a commercial pilot with TWA that he met his Swedish wife-to-be, Ulla-Britt, “Britt”, a Pan American airline hostess also stationed in New York. Doug and Britt were married in 1959 in San Francisco. Throughout the years, Doug embraced his ties to Sweden, taking up the language and visiting there often with his family. Doug and Britt moved to Berkeley, CA where he studied law at Boalt School of Law, with the two returning in 1964 to San Diego, his place of birth. Doug practiced law while he and Britt raised two children in Point Loma. He specialized in maritime law, was a long-time partner of Luce Forward and later went on to found two law firms. Doug was an active sailor at the San Diego Yacht Club, where he was Commodore in 1988. His sailing and legal interests served him well that year as he led the Club’s efforts to help defend the 1988 America’s Cup yacht race against New Zealand both on the water and in the courtroom. In later years, Doug focused his efforts on bicycle racing, winning medals in the senior divisions of many national level competitions.

            In 1999, Doug was diagnosed with oral cancer, which required aggressive treatment and eventually eliminated his ability to eat. The disease ultimately contributed to his contraction of pneumonia. Never one to dwell on the difficulties of his illness, Doug next devoted himself to playing golf. He was proud when celebrated as 2002 Golfer of the Year by his local golfing group. His family and friends admire his stoicism, especially during his trying illness, never complaining about his situation. He is remembered by many for his passion for flying, for sports, his career, and for his fondness for jazz and mystery novels.

            His family (wife Britt, son Michael, and daughter Annika) remember Doug for his quiet but warm love, his strength of character, his ever-enduring pragmatism, and his dry sense of wit.

            Services will be held at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 4, followed by a celebration of Doug’s life at the San Diego Yacht Club at 3:00 p.m....

 

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SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Friday, 29 September 2006

 

            Doug Alford, a commercial pilot who became an attorney, took up sailing actively in the 1960s as he raised his family in Point Loma. His enthusiasm for the sea led him to the San Diego Yacht Club, where years later he became its commodore.

            That role cast him into the fray of helping arrange the America’s Cup race in San Diego in 1988 and represent the club’s interests in controversial rules debates that attracted international attention.

            A third-generation San Diegan, Mr. Alford died Sept. 22 at Scripps Mercy Hospital in Hillcrest, where he had been born 74 years before. He had suffered from pneumonia after a lengthy illness.

            The commodore typically has the honor of overseeing club affairs for a year. But Mr. Alford in 1988 had to face “the wildcat challenge from Michael Fay,” recalled Dr. Fred Frye, yacht club commodore the previous year. “He stood tall and did a magnificent job.”

            The San Diego Yacht Club had earned the right to host the 1988 America’s Cup after the club’s Dennis Conner had beaten New Zealander Michael Fay.

            Fay wanted to use a long, 95-foot boat in the event usually populated with 65-foot boats. So Mr. Alford argued that Conner’s club, too, ought to be allowed to use a boat of its choosing. The courts agreed, and Conner’s 60-foot catamaran, the twin-hulled Stars & Stripes, defeated Fay’s.

            “He stood up to a lot of criticism and was a gentleman all the way and a skillful negotiator,” Frye said.

            Mr. Alford’s experience as an attorney also was valuable, Frye said.

            Mr. Alford had to take time from his law practice to defend the yacht clubs’ interests in negotiations with race officials and participants, his son, Michael Alford, recalled. He also traveled to New Zealand and Australia for negotiations.

            Also that year, Mr. Alford resisted efforts by some corporate sponsors to hold the regatta elsewhere.

            Mr. Alford was born Charles Douglas Alford in 1932. He graduated from Hoover High School. He attended the University of Southern California and played center on the football team.

            He left USC before graduating to join the Marine Corps and become a pilot.

He was stationed in Hawaii, Japan and Korea between the Korean and Vietnam wars. Mr. Alford was among the first to fly the Navy’s FJ-2 Fury jet fighter. Like flying, he loved fast sports, such as sailing, bicycling and skiing, said his son.

            In 1956, he left the Marines and became a commercial pilot for TWA. Shortly after, Mr. Alford met his future wife, Ulla-Britt Jonsson, a Pan American flight attendant from Malmo, Sweden.

            They moved to San Francisco, where Mr. Alford completed his undergraduate work at San Francisco State University. They married in 1959. He embraced his new Swedish ties, learning to speak Swedish and traveling with his family to Sweden through the years.

            He graduated from UC Berkeley’s Boalt School of Law in 1963, and the next year the couple moved to San Diego, where he began practicing law at Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps.

            After being a partner for about 15 years and his practice having turned toward specialization in maritime and insurance law, he started two law firms that represented insurance giants, including Lloyds of London.

            While Mr. Alford and his wife raised their son and daughter in Point Loma, he became an active sailor and member of the San Diego Yacht Club, joining its board of directors and becoming its commodore for the year in 1988.

            Stepping down after his year’s service, Mr. Alford remembered the year as a unique time in yachting, and consuming.

            “It was a full-time thing,” Michael Alford recalled. “He was trying to defend the spirit of this event. He wanted it to be decided on the water,” his son said. “He was sad it had gotten into the courts and legal issues.”

            “I supported what he was trying to do. I was proud of him trying to defend San Diego’s interests.”

            At age 59, Mr. Alford took up road cycling and joined a local riding team, the Cyclo-Vets. He participated in national races and placed in many, including a silver medal at the national championships of the U.S. Cycling Federation. Though a strong cyclist, he had three serious accidents, so he grudgingly took up golf, said his daughter, Annika Alford.

            In 1999, he was diagnosed with cancer of the mouth and eventually was unable to chew solid foods. He lost weight over years during treatment, and his health deteriorated.

            Despite his illness, he played golf as long as possible, into 2004, his daughter said.

            Survivors, in addition to his wife, include son Michael Alford of Santa Monica; and daughter Annika Alford of San Francisco.

            Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. A reception at the San Diego Yacht Club will follow at 3 p.m.

            Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Charles Douglas Alford

Photo from Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, SM Baker

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles D. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 19 July 1932, last residence San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

            CA Births lists Charles Douglas Alford, born 19 July 1932 in San Diego Co., mother’s maiden name Day.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Chester Herman Alford and Aline Day Alford Crocker, in this compilation.

 

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CHARLES E. HOLFORD

 

WEST COUNTY TIMES

Richmond, Contra Costa Co., CA—20 January 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

June 21, 1911–Jan. 12, 1998

 

            Charles Holford, a retired teacher, died Jan. 12 in a Berkeley hospital. He was 86.

            The native of Gainesville, Texas, lived in Richmond many years.

            He is survived by his wife, Theresa Holford of Richmond; daughters, Lorraine Holford of Richmond and Barbara Holford of Los Angeles; a sister, Ophelia Hill of Los Angeles; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

            Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at McGee Avenue Baptist Church in Berkeley.... Fouche’s Hudson Funeral Home in Oakland.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles E. Holford (SS# issued in TX) was born 21 June 1911, but his death date is listed as January 15, last residence Richmond, Contra Costa Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Theresa Evelyn Hicks Holford, in this compilation.

 

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CHARLES LEE HALFORD

 

THE RECORD

Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA—Wednesday, 10 January 2007

 

Sept. 8, 1920–December 27, 2006

 

            Charles Lee Halford, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2006.

            He was the oldest child of Charles Jackson and Lela Toomer Halford. The family moved from Texas to Lone, Arkansas when he was a child. He joined the Civilian Conservation Corp in 1935. He worked in Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho and later near his home in Arkansas. He completed an apprenticeship and became a dental laboratory technician while living in Texas. He moved to California in 1945. He worked for several dentists before becoming a partner in the Maze & Brazeau Dental Laboratory. He retired in 1984.

            He married Claire Marshall in 1949. They raised their four children in Lathrop and Manteca, California. He served as Scoutmaster for the Lathrop Boy Scouts. He was on the Board of Lathrop Elementary School in the 1980’s. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Stockton and the United Lutheran Church of Manteca. He held leadership position in both congregations.

            He is survived by his wife, Claire; children, Judy of Stockton, CA, Mary of Greenbelt, MD, Charles of Manteca, CA and Marjorie of Portland, OR; sisters, Mary of Seattle, WA and Margaret of Eastover, SC; brothers, Kenneth of Stockton, CA and Foster of Minden, LA and 3 grandchildren.

            Services will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. at the Merrill Gardens at Carson Oaks, 6715 Inglewood St., Stockton, CA.

            Services will be in the living room of the Assisted Living Facility where Charles and Claire lived. He will be buried at Sea. Arrangements are being made through the Neptune Society of Northern CA, Stockton Branch....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Charles Halford (SS# issued in AR), last residence Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his brother Kenneth M. “Mack” Halford in this compilation.

            His lineage, from RootsWeb.com Family Tree “Halford: Southern US” by Michael Kruse: Charles Lee 1920 TX1, Charles Jackson 1884 AR2, Archibald Jackson Millard Fillmore 1858 TN3, Alfred Marion 1831 TN4, Bradley 1794 NC5, John 1765 VA6, John 1745 ?? 7.

 

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CHARLES S. ALVORD

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—13 February 1943

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Entered into rest in this city, February 13, 1943, Charles S. Alvord, beloved husband of Catherine A. Alvord, loving father of Mrs. Eleta Alvord Schroeder of San Francisco; a native of Missouri.

            Mr. Alvord is at the Palm Chapel of James R. Garlick, corner of Twentieth and P Streets, where friends are welcome. Friends are invited to attend the funeral Monday at 2 p.m. from the Palm Chapel of James R. Garlock, corner of Twentieth and P Street. Entombment East Lawn Mausoleum. Please omit flowers. Services at the Mausoleum under the auspices of Sacramento Lodge No. 6, B.P.O.E.

 

AAFA NOTES: CA Deaths lists Charles S. Alvord, born 20 May 1869 in MO and died 13 Feb 1943 in Sacramento Co., mother’s maiden name Sullivan.

            Charles and his wife Catherine were the only Alvords enumerated in 1930 Sacramento, CA. According to that census he was born about 1879 in Missouri. They were also the only two Alvords in 1920 Sacramento Co. In 1910 Charles and Catherine were in Sacramento Co. with their daughter Eleta A. who was born in CA in 1895. Also in Sacramento Co. in 1910 was a William B. Alvord 37, born in Missouri.

            In the 1908 Alvord book we found Charles S. Alvord b. about 1875 in St. Louis, then a printer in Sacramento, CA. His brother Bruce, b. St. Louis was also a resident of Sacramento CA. His father was Charles Seymour Alvord who had two wives. He married one in Nov. 1875 which was about the year Charles S. was born.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His ALVORD lineage: Charles S. 1875 MO1, Charles Seymour 1847 OH2, William Brewster 1803 CT3, Butler 1780 CT4, Daniel 1743-3 CT5, Thomas 1710 MA6, Thomas 1683 CT7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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CHARLOTTE ANN ALFORD DAY MALONE

 

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN [not verbatim]

Bakersfield, Kern Co., CA—10 May 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Charlotte Malone ended a five-month battle with lung cancer on Sunday, May 7, 2000. She was the beloved wife of Patrick Malone and mother of Christopher Day. Charlotte also had three stepchildren, Heather, Amy, and P.J. Malone and four grandchildren.

            Born on May 22, 1948, in Stantion [?], Texas. She was a proud graduate of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. She moved to California in 1988 to continue career ambitions as an accountant. Charlotte had a career change in the late 80’s. She became a detention officer for Kern County and advanced to the state where she was a sergeant at Corcoran State Prison.

            Charlotte was preceded in death by her brother, Jerry Alford, and is survived by her siblings, Gloria Green, Alice Grove, Jackie Alford, and Johnny Alford. Her nieces and nephews, Tammie Berry, Linda Green, Ron Green, and Gary Green also survive her.

            Services [will be] held on Thursday, May 11 at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary in Bakersfield followed by a graveside service.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Charlotte A. Day (SS# issued in TX), but her birth date is listed as 22 March 1948, last residence not listed.

            Texas Birth Index, 1903–1997 (Ancestry.com), lists Charlette Ann Alford born 22 March 1948 in McMullen Co., daughter of John J. Alford and Rosa Lee Alford. Alice Ruth Alford was born 15 Feb 1942 in Ector Co., daughter of John J. Alford and Rosalee Landis.

            Texas Birth Index also lists her son Christopher Gilbert Day, born 18 July 1972 in Harris Co., son of Darryl Edgar Day and Charlotte Ann Alford.

            Texas Marriage Collection (Ancestry.com) lists the marriage of Darryl Edgar Day and Charlotte Ann Alford on 12 Nov 1966 in Ector Co.

            From AAFA Texas Cemetery records, Rosa Lee Landis Alford, wife of John J. Alford, (5 Feb 1916 - 30 Apr 1969) is buried in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Odessa, Ector Co., TX. Texas Death Index, 1903–2000 (Ancestry.com), confirms the death date and place and lists her marital status as single.

 

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CHAUNCEY H. ALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—16 January 1931

 

            At 3645 Crestmont avenue, January 14, Chauncey H. Alford, beloved husband of Henrietta A. Alford; loving father of Lelia K. Wern and Helen Kingsley Badger, and grandfather of Mrs. Cordelia W. Tuttle.

            Funeral services will be held today at 1:30 p.m. from the chapel of Dellenbaugh-Tansell-McKellar, Ind., Ltd., 630 Venice Boulevard.

 

Photo from Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Inscription: 1ST SGT. CO B MO. INF.

 

AAFA NOTES: Chauncey was the conductor on a train that Jesse James held up in Missouri in 1874. See “Jesse James Meets Conductor Alford,” in AAFA ACTION, June 1989.

 

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CHESTER ARTHUR “CHET” ALFORD, JR.

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Wednesday, 27 October 2004

 

 

            Alford, Jr., Chester A. May 21, 1918 to October 7, 2004 Fun loving, kind hearted, with a love for life, “Chet” as he was known to his friends, passed away at the age of 86 after a brief illness.

            He was preceded in death by Ruth, his wife of fifty-nine years, who passed away on February 24, 1998.

            He is survived by his brothers, Tom and Jack, sisters, Evelyn and Genevieve, his three children, Jerry Alford, Roger Alford, and Janet McDonald, eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and his loyal four legged companion “Pancho”.

            Chet was a good neighbor and good friend to many. He will be greatly missed by all those who were lucky enough to know him.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Chester A. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence El Cajon, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ruth D. Alford; his parents Chester Arthur Alford Sr. and Evelyn T. Bell Alford; and his siblings Evelyn Catherine Alford Stenger Bradbury, Robert Earl Alford, William Joseph Alford, and Thomas H. Alford in this compilation.

            CA Births lists Chester A. Alford, born 21 May 1918 in Imperial Co., mother’s maiden name Bell.

            On the 1930 census in Imperial, Imperial Co., CA, Chester A. Jr., age 11 b. CA, is listed with his parents, Chester A. Alford 43 LA, and Evelyn B. 40 CA, and his siblings, all b. in CA: Thomas H. 13, Evelyn 10, John S. 7, Robert E. 3-6/12, and Genevieve A. 1-1/12.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Chester Arthur 1918 CA1, Chester Arthur 1887 LA2, Sidney Peterson 1857 AL3, Isaac Hinton 1807 NC4, Peyton ???? NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC6.

 

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CHESTER ARTHUR ALFORD, SR.

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—10 February 1957

 

            Chester A. Alford, 69, a retired accountant, died Thursday in his home, 3820 38th St. He had lived here 26 years and was a member of the Holy Name Society of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church.

            Alford is survived by his widow, Evelyn; two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Stinger of San Diego and Sister Joan Marie, and five sons, Thomas, Chester A. Jr., John, Robert and Lt. (j.g.) William Alford, USN, all of San Diego.

            The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. tomorrow in Goodbody’s Boulevard Chapel. Mass will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Sacred Heart Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Evelyn T. Bell Alford; and children Chester Arthur “Chet” Alford Jr., Evelyn Catherine Alford Stenger Bradbury, Robert Earl Alford, William Joseph Alford, and Thomas H. Alford in this compilation.

            CA Deaths lists Chester Arthur Alford, born 19 Feb 1887 in LA, died 7 Feb 1957 in San Diego Co., mother’s maiden name Delhoume.

            From AAFA’s Alford Marriages in Louisiana: S.P. Alford married Alice Delhomme 4 Oct 1881 in Lafayette Parish.

            A family tree on Ancestry.com (unknown submitter) shows Chester Arthur Alford’s parents as Sidney Peterson Alford and Alice Delhomme. Sidney’s parents are listed as L.H. Alford and E.P. Stevens. Sidney’s parents are listed elsewhere as I.H. and E.P. Stephen.

 

1910 CENSUS

Gardena, Los Angeles Co., CA

Dwelling #68

 

John Y. Bedell        head                 29      TX AL AL      first marriage, 7 years

                                                                                          Hotel clerk

Mabel                      wife                 26      TX AL LA      first marriage, 7 years

                                                                                          1 child, 1 living

Bernice A.              dau                     6      TX TX TX

Sydney P. Alford   father-in-law    50      AL AL LA      laundry teamster

                                                                                          Widower

Chester                   brother-in-law  22      LA AL LA      RR office clerk

Earl                         brother-in-law  19      LA AL LA      RR office clerk

 

            In 1870, Jones Bluff, Sumter Co., AL: Sidney Alford, 13 AL, is living with his probable mother, Elizabeth Alford, 39 SC, and his brothers Willie 11 AL and James 10 AL. Listed after Elizabeth is what looks like “_____, Steves” 59 SC.

            In 1860, Rankin Co., MS: I.H. Alford, 51 NC, E.P. 30 SC, and males M.L. 9 AL, S.P. 3 MS, and W.G. 11/12 MS.

            Isaac Hinton Alford married his third wife Elizabeth Stephens 24 Apr 1849, in Autauga Co, AL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Chester Arthur 1887 LA1, Sidney Peterson 1857 AL2, Isaac Hinton 1807 NC3, Peyton ???? NC4, James Lodwick 1749 NC5.

 

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CHESTER HERMAN ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Thursday, 14 March 1935

 

FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

March 11, 1935. Chester H. Alford, beloved husband of Aline Alford; father of Charles Douglas Alford, San Diego; son of Mrs. Anna B. Alford; brother of Mrs. Lois Hill, Miss Mary Alford, F. Paul Alford, and Wm. H. Alford; nephew of P.H. Bratchie, all of New Castle, Pa.; age 26 years.

            Friends are invited to attend services Saturday, March 16, at 3 p.m. from Bonham Brothers’ mortuary, Fourth and Elm sts. Rev. Wallace Hamilton officiating.

 

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SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Thursday, 14 March 1935

 

RITES FOR VICTIM OF ACCIDENT SET

 

            Funeral services will be held Saturday, 3 p.m., at Bonham Brothers chapel for Chester H. Alford, 26, who died Monday at a local hospital of injuries suffered when a car on which he was working slipped from the jack and fell on him. Dr. Wallace Hamilton, First Presbyterian church, will officiate.

            Alford, a native of Pennsylvania, came to San Diego five years ago. He was a partner in the Balch and Alford service station, 3005 G. st.

            He is survived by his wife, Aline; mother, Anna B. Alford; two sis- [article is jumbled here] a son, Charles D., of San Diego; his [sis]ters, Lois Hill and Hary [sic] Alford, and two brothers, Paul and William H. Alford, all of Newcastle, Pa.

 

In another article:

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Saturday, 16 February 1935

 

AUTO SLIPS FROM JACK, FALLS ON BACK OF MAN

 

            While working under his auto in the garage behind his home, Chester Alford, 26, 3009 C. st. was injured seriously when the auto slipped from a jack and fell on him.

            Alford was taken to the county hospital in the police ambulance. His back and hips were injured. His condition is critical.

 

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Photo from Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Chris & Candy L.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Aline Day Alford Crocker; and son Charles Douglas Alford in this compilation.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s “Michael Alford Family” in About Alfords, July 1984.

            His lineage: Chester Herman 1909 PA1, Herman Caldwell 1881 PA2, Franklin Pierce 1856 PA3, Thomas J. 1827 PA4, John A. 1790 on ship from Ireland5, Michael 1760 Ireland6.

 

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CLARA MARLENE O’DAY ALFORD

 

MERCURY NEWS [not verbatim]

San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA—14 July 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Clara Marlene Alford passed away at home in Mountain View [Santa Clara Co.] on July 4, 1998 at age 61. Memorial services [will be] held on July 18 at Calvary Baptist Church in Redwood City.

            A 1955 graduate of Mountain View High School, she was a retired senior administrative assistant at Syntex Labs in Palo Alto.

            Her daughters Regina Alford and Denise Wheaton; grandchildren Jeanette Alford and Bryan Wheaton; and son-in-law Roger Wheaton survive her.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clara M. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 31 March 1937, last residence Mountain View, Santa Clara Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her daughter Regina Kay Alford in this compilation.

            CA Births lists Clara Marlene Oday, born 31 March 1937 in Santa Clara Co., mother’s maiden name Knake.

 

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CLARA VIOLET ALFORD

 

INDEPENDENT

Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA—Friday, 13 June 1969

 

            Alford—Clara V. of 97 E. Louise St. Age 93.

            Survived by half-brother, Harrison Alford; 2 nephews, James G. Alford and Ray H. Alford; several other relatives in Indiana.

            Service Friday 2 p.m. Hunter Mortuary Chapel.

 

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Photo from Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA,—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jon Reeves

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clara Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 31 Jan 1876, last residence Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her sister Emma Jane Alford De Berry in this compilation.

            CA Deaths lists Clara V. Alford died 11 June 1969 in Los Angeles Co., born 31 Jan 1876 in IN, mother’s maiden name Chandler.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of John & Mary Alford of Frederick County VA.

            Her lineage: Clara Violet 1876 IN, James Madison 1841 IN2, George Washington 1817 IN2, James 1791 VA3, John 1768 VA4, Thomas 1736 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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CLARENCE LAMBERT ALFORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Wednesday, 18 December 1996

 

            Services for Clarence Lambert Alford, 75, of Fresno, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Community Bible Church. Mr. Alford, owner of Pilot Car Service and retired from Hershey Foods, died Sunday [December 15].

            Remembrances may be sent to Saint Agnes Hospice, 1303 E. Herndon Ave., Fresno 93720 or to Community Bible Church, 2044 E. Nees, Fresno 93720. Chapel of The Light is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clarence L. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 18 Oct 1921, last residence Fresno, Fresno Co., CA.

            CA Deaths lists Clarence Lambert Alford, born 18 Oct 1921 in KY, died 15 Dec 1995 in Fresno Co., mother’s maiden name Trogdon.

            Kentucky birth Index, 1911–1999, lists Clarence L. Alford, born 18 Oct 1921 in Henderson Co., mother’s name Adalee Trogden.

            A family tree on Ancestry.com lists his wife, Louise Johnson (1918–1986) and his parents, William Clay Alford (1899–1982) and Ada Lee Trogden (1897–1985).

            On William Clay Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 20, born 3 Sept 1899. He is a finisher for the Murphy Chair Co. living in Owensboro, Daviess Co., KY. His nearest relative is Ada L. Alford.

            His lineage: Clarence Lambert 1921 KY1, William Clay 1899 KY2, Joseph Clayton KY 18713, Joseph 1846 KY4, Joseph 1814 KY5.

 

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CLARK BAKER ALFORD

 

Clark Baker Alford (#2)

Photo from Brenda Jackson Bergsaker Monaco, a descendant of Wesley J. Alford (son of Ashley Owen Alford)

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—4 September 1928

 

            Of 3938 Second avenue, Dr. Clark B. Alford, aged 89 years, beloved father of M.C. Alford.

            Funeral Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the chapel of E. Clair Overholtzer Co., 1236 South Grand.

 

In another article:

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—6 September 1928

 

Official Death List

 

Name and place of death                 Age           Date

ALFORD, Clark, Los Angeles        89              Sept. 2

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his sons Milton Clark Alford and Harvey Carroll Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Clark Baker 1839 NY1, Ruel 1801 VT2, Ashley Owen 1770 VT3, Benedict 1716 CT4, Benedict 1688 CT5, Jeremiah 1655 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1598 England8.

 

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CLAUDE H. ALFORD

 

THE RECORD

Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA—Tuesday, 14 December 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Claude H. Alford, 75, of Stockton died Thursday [December 9] in a hospital. Mr. Alford was born in Sawyer [Choctaw Co.], OK. He lived in Stockton for 59 years. Mr. Alford was a grinder with American Molding & Mill Works. He was a member of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 3088. Mr. Alford served in the Army during World War II. He was married for 56 years.

            Survivors: wife, Lorene L. Alford of Stockton; daughter, Sandra Jones of Stockton; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

            Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Evergreen Chapel at Cherokee Memorial Park, East Harney Lane and Highway 99, Lodi.... Committal: Cherokee Memorial Park, Lodi. Mortuary; Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home, Lodi, CA.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Claude H. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 29 Oct 1924, last residence Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Lorene L. Cook Alford, in this compilation.

            In 1930 in Dabney, Beckham Co., OK, Claude L. Alford, age 5 b. OK, is living with his parents, Monroe Alford 30 AR (parents b. TN) and Ona 25 TX, and his brother H.M. Jr. 7 OK.

            In 1920 in Delmar, Carroll Co., AR, Roy Alford, age 20, is the oldest child living with his parents, William Alford 40 and Miami 41, and 9 siblings. All were born in AR.

            On Roy Munroe Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 19, born 6 March 1899 living in Delmar Carroll Co., AR. He is a farmer working for W.T. Alford. His father, unnamed, is his nearest relative.

            SSDI records show that Roy M. Alford (SS# issued in AR) was born 6 March 1899, died 23 Aug 1989 in Harrison, Boone Co., AR.

            In 1900, Osage, Carroll Co., AR, Roy M. Alford, age 1 b. March 1899 in AR, is living with his parents, Will T. Alford, 21 born Jan 1879 in AR, and Mima 21 born Dec 1878 in AR, and his brother Ray D. 3 born Jan 1897 in AR. Next door is his grandfather, Thomas Alford, 67 b. March 1833 in TN, his daughter Tennessee Fultz 41 born Nov 1858 in AR, widow, and her 2 children.

            On William Thomas Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 39, born 26 Jan 1879, living in Delmar, Carroll Co., AR. His wife Mima Alford is his nearest relative.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Claude H. 1924 OK, Roy Monroe 1899 AR, William Thomas 1879 AR, Thomas Franklin 1858 AR, Thomas H. 1833 TN, John 1786 NC.

 

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CLELL ERWIN ALFORD

Father of Jack Gordon Alford, AAFA #1273

 

[Although he died in WA, we are also including his obituary here because of his close ties to CA.]

 

Clell “Shorty” Alford in 1969

Photo from his son Jack Alford—used with permission

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Monday, 13 March 1972

 

            Alford—Clell E. Husband of Madalyne Alford. Father of Jack G. Alford, Brother of Everett W. Alford. 2 grandchildren. Memorial services Wed. 10 a.m. Greenwood Mortuary under the auspices of ESD Lodge No. 561 F&AM. Entombment Greenwood Mausoleum.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that C. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 24 Oct 1908 and died _____ March 1972, last residence Priest River, Bonner Co., ID [?].

            See the obituaries of his second wife, Madalyne Baldwin Alford; parents, Gus Walden Alford and Verna Moredock Alford Williams; and brothers Everett Walden Alford and Roy Carl Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his first wife, Ruth Allison Chilcote Alford Cloes, in Washington Obituaries.

            Washington Death Index, 1940–1996 (Ancestry.com) lists Clell E. Alford, died 10 March 1972 in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            His lineage: Clell Erwin 1908 OK1, Gus Walden 1884 KY2, John Hardin 1841 KY3, Joseph 1812 KY4, Achilles 1772 VA or NC5, John before 1750 VA?6.

 

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CLEO ROSS ALFORD

 

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY SUN

San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA—14 August 1968

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Cleo Ross Alford, 67, 3456 Bronson St., San Bernardino, died Monday, San Bernardino hospital. Native Kansas, resident San Bernardino 30 years. Retired immigrant investigator.

            Member: Elks Lodge No. 3362; National Association of retired Civil Employees.

            Survivors: widow, Mary D., San Bernardino; sisters, Mrs. Nina Stone, San Leandro, Mrs. Stella Jesten, Montana, Mrs. June Holeman, Kansas; brother, John, Kansas.

            Services: 11 A.m. Friday, Mark B. Shaw chapel; burial, Montecito Memorial Park….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cleo Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 14 June 1901 and died _____ August 1968, last residence San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA.

            We included the obituaries of his mother, Lida Jane Eakins Alford; brother John Lee Alford; and grandmother Mary Jane McGee Alford in Kansas Obituaries.

            CA Deaths lists Cleo R. Alford, born 14 June 1901 and died 12 August 1968, mother’s maiden name Eakins.

            On the 1930 census, Cleo is living alone in Curlew, Ferry Co., WA, dwelling #28: Cleo R. Alford, single age 28 b. KS, working for the Border Patrol.

            Cleo’s parents were Albert Lee Alford and Lida Jane Eakins. Family members reporting data list his wife as Dorothy.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy Descendants of John & Mary Alford of Frederick County Virginia.

            His lineage: Cleo R. 1901 KS1, Albert Lee 1875 IN2, Joseph McClure 1834 VA3, John 1795 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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CLOYDE ALLEN ALFRED

 

Custer Christiansen Mortuary

Covina, Los Angeles Co., CA—Thursday, 6 January 2011

 

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Born: January 12, 1940

Died: December 28, 2010

 

Visitation

Thursday, January 06, 2011

4:00pm - 8:30pm

Custer Christiansen Chapel

Covina, California

 

Funeral Service

Friday, January 07, 2011

11:00am

Second Baptist Church

2412 Griffith Ave

Los Angeles, California 90011

 

            Cloyde Allen Alfred was a modest man, quiet and observant in his ways. He was trustworthy and traditional in his approach to his life and in his relationships. He was tough-minded with the kind of “stick to it” attitude that earned the respect of all who knew him. He was also a man who was meticulous, carefully disciplined, and orderly in virtually everything he undertook. Realistic about life, he was always at the ready, prepared to take on responsibility.

            Cloyde was born on January 12, 1940 in Charenton, Louisiana. His parents were Clarence and Lethia Alford. Cloyde was raised in Port Arthur, Texas. He was brought up to be self-confident and dependable. These were traits that would serve him well throughout his life.

            Growing up in the Alfred household was a bit different than most homes. There were good times to be had, but just as often there was a fair share of challenges as well. However, Cloyde was able to work through the usual family problems when they appeared, and he was the one person in the family who seemed able to keep the stress at bay. Cloyde was raised with eight siblings. He had five brothers, June, Joe, Herbert, Larry and Darrell, three younger sisters, Sherry, Linda and Lori. Cloyde was constantly involved in activities with his brothers and sisters. Cloyde and his siblings may have had the typical rivalries while growing up but Cloyde was always consistently loyal to his family.

            As a young child, Cloyde was never someone who needed to be the center of attention. He wasn’t pushy and never forced his way into games or other activities. Cloyde developed a variety of interests, though, and the things he enjoyed doing he did well. He was always curious about the world around him and was often eager to explore it. Cloyde took part in swimming, football and he loved all sports. He was a Boy Scout. In his spare time he liked reading, puzzles, board games and fishing. However, what Cloyde enjoyed most was simply playing and spending time with his many friends.

            While his teachers and even his friends generally thought of Cloyde as being a serious person, he managed to have a pretty good time in high school as he made that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1958. He enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. His favorite class in high school was math, calculus and trigonometry. The teacher he enjoyed learning from the most was Oprah Johnson. He was in an accelerated math class. Cloyde was a very logical person who enjoyed learning about factual information. Using his exceptional memory, he was able to learn much through observation. Cloyde always seemed to have a command of the facts and was able to make it seem as though he could easily master any problem that might be presented to him.

            College life brought with it a new set of challenges, but Cloyde handled them well. Being a critical thinker who always remained intellectually independent, Cloyde was able to focus on the task at hand in order to complete his class work. He seemed to thrive on college reading assignments, something that often bogged down his classmates. Cloyde was able to read the material and retain the information in a way that impressed his fellow classmates. The ability to efficiently complete the task at hand was a skill that served Cloyde well during his college experience. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas Southern University. His favorite courses were College Math.

            Always considered to be a solid friend, Cloyde was fortunate to have numerous acquaintances and several very close friends during his life. Since he disliked making generalizations about people and preferred to draw his own conclusions based on direct observation, Cloyde was able to see beneath the surface of relationships and became a true friend to those who knew him. He was committed to his friends and valued the trust he placed in them. It was not uncommon for Cloyde to go beyond the call of duty for others, and friends frequently sought him out for advice because he had a knack for coming up with practical solutions to any type of dilemma. While growing up, some of his best friends were Phillip Lavalis. Later in life, he became friends with Alvin Cashie, Roger Mance, Marvin Fowler and David Parnell.

            On December 24, 1964 Cloyde exchanged wedding vows with Wilma Laday at the St Paul Methodist Church of Port Arthur, Texas. Compassionate and devoted to Wilma, Cloyde held endearing, traditional values about marriage and family life. He took the responsibility of marriage to heart, giving it his total commitment. He was a source of strength to Wilma and using his gifts at nurturing one-on-one relationships, he worked hard to make his new family happy.

            Cloyde brought the same traditional values in his marriage to bear on how he raised his children. He was a good parent to them, always firm yet fair in his dealings. He would always listen carefully and think things through before he acted, even when it was an adverse situation. Cloyde was also a walking schedule, always seeming to know what everyone in the family needed to do, where they needed to be and when they needed to be there. Cloyde was blessed with two children, one son, Cloyde “Ty” and one daughter Courtney “Joy”. They were also blessed with three grandchildren, Tylor, Brooklyn and Leilani.

            Cloyde greatly enjoyed what he did for a living. He was a hard worker who expected the same in return from his co-workers. He was skilled at working effectively in small groups and in one-on-one situations as well as handling solo assignments efficiently. Cloyde enjoyed dealing with concrete ideas and could penetrate any amount of fuzzy information to reach the essential facts. Always able to attend to the task at hand, Cloyde was excellent at meeting deadlines. He was an efficient worker, one who paid careful attention to detail, allowing sufficient time to complete one task before moving on to the next. His primary occupation was Accounting. He was employed for 10 years by Shell Oil and 15 years with Getty Oil. Cloyde worked hard to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

            Cloyde was an Marine Veteran. A literal thinker who possessed a calm exterior, Cloyde seemed to enjoy the routines set forth by the military. His results-oriented approach to things made him committed to the job, and he understood well his role in serving his country.

            Cloyde liked to experience things first-hand as well as learn about them. This trait carried over into his hobbies, where he was very methodical in how he organized his activities and categorized things. Since he enjoyed his private time, Cloyde always tried to allocate a specific time for working on his hobbies. His favorite pursuits were swimming, coin collecting, fishing, gardening and cooking. Cloyde was content to enjoy his hobbies alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.

            Cloyde found pleasure in sports. Being a person who was comfortable making win/lose decisions throughout life, he could appreciate that athletes made those types of decisions in sports. He applauded those who won, and he enjoyed the statistical data and sports facts and could find himself wrapped up in those details. He would watch his favorite sporting events whenever he got the opportunity. Tops on his list were Football, Basketball, Baseball, Golf and tennis.

            Cloyde was a man who was dedicated and devoted to his faith. He was a member of Eastern Star Missionary Baptist Church. He was a sympathetic man who valued his beliefs and was willing to work tirelessly for them.

            Cloyde enjoyed traveling and taking vacations. Since he was an early starter and had a knack for planning everything, traveling with Cloyde appeared effortless. He enjoyed researching all of his examined options and applying cost-effective planning techniques. Plus, no matter where he traveled, Cloyde always had a back up plan at the ready, just in case. Favorite vacations included Port Arthur, Texas or anywhere where there was water.

            Cloyde was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. One of Cloyde’s favorites was Jake, a red Irish Setter and Sheeba, a German Sheppard. They were best friends for Jake - 10 years and Sheeba - 8 years. His family was rounded out by his three cats, Prissy, Sylvester and Kitty.

            When Cloyde’s retirement finally arrived in 1987, he was well prepared. He always trusted and placed value in what was logical and in the things he knew, so he was very confident in planning his retirement. He had begun the process early and had his retirement all laid out well in advance. In retirement, he found new pleasure in swimming and traveling. Even in retirement, Cloyde continued to stay in touch with his old friends while making plenty of new acquaintances. He was active in his new community and felt fulfilled.

            Cloyde Allen Alfred passed away on December 28, 2010 at Queen of the Valley Hospital, West Covina, CA. He is survived by his wife Wilma, his children, Cloyde Alfred Jr. and Courtney Alfred, his grandchildren, Tylor, Brooklynn and Leilani, his brothers, Herbert, Larry and Darrell, his sisters, Sherry, Linda and Lori. Services were held at Second Baptist Church of Los Angeles.

            Commitment is a key word that can be used to describe the life of Cloyde Allen Alfred. He was committed to living the life of a good man who was both practical and trustworthy. He was committed to the traditional values that he upheld his entire life. He committed himself to being a hard worker who expected the same effort in return from those around him. Most of all, he was committed to those he knew and loved.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Cloyde Allen Alfred (SS# issued in TX), last residence Baldwin Park, Los Angeles Co., CA.

 

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CORA AGNES BICKLEY WILSON ALFORD

 

MODESTO BEE

Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA—22 July 1958

 

            Cora Agnes Alford, 77, a resident of Modesto for 16 years, died last night in a local hospital following an extended illness.

            A native of Tennessee, she was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church of Salida.

            She leaves five children, Allie Kent of Modesto, Ethel Schlenker of Sacramento, Robert W. Wilson, William B. Wilson, and James H. Wilson of Texas, 12 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 11 AM Thursday in the Shannon chapel.... Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Park.

 

AAFA NOTES: CA Deaths lists Cora Agnes Alford born 7 Nov 1880 in TN and died 21 July 1958, father’s surname Bickley, mother’s maiden name not listed.

 

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CORNELIA “JIMMIE” WOOD ALFORD

 

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Bakersfield, Kern Co., CA—Sunday, 4 January 2004

                             

Cornelia Jimmie Alford

Feb. 25, 1918–Dec. 28, 2003

 

            Jimmie was born in Glendale, California, in 1918, to Dwight and Sadie Wood. The family relocated to Berkeley, CA where she grew up. She graduated from Berkeley High School and attended U.C. Berkeley graduating with a B.A. in Art. While attending U.C. Berkeley she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.

            Jimmie married C.B. Bart Alford in 1944, where they then made their home in Bakersfield. Jimmie was a homemaker who loved her home and garden, was active in her children’s lives, enjoyed spending summers camping and sailing at Huntington Lake and in later years traveling with her husband. Jimmie enjoyed playing golf at Stockdale Country Club and was a member of the Junior League of Bakersfield. She taught art at Bakersfield High School in the 1960s. Through her love of art, she later created serigraph prints of landscapes and objects that she loved. And through it all, she was a true San Francisco Giants fan.

            She is preceded in death by her husband, Bart and three siblings: Fran, Fred and Lizann.

            She is survived by her son, Bart Alford and daughter-in-law, Pam; her daughter, Lizann Antongivanni and son-in-law, Mike. Also survived by six grandchildren, Michael and wife, Amy, Joe and wife, Jeannie, Tom and wife, Johnna, Ben, Nathan, Barrett and four great-grandchildren, Joe, Emma, Carly and Jack.

            We thank our Mom for a wonderful childhood and lifetime of friendship. We especially want to thank the wonderful staff at Oakdale Heights Assisted Living. A private family memorial will be held. Donations may be made in her name to your favorite charity. Doughty-Calhoun-OMeara Funeral Directors

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Cornelia W. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Bakersfield, Kern Co., CA.

            From CA Births: Elsie C. Wood was born 25 Feb 1918 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Watson.

 

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DANNY KEITH ALFORD

 

DAILY REVIEW [not verbatim]

Hayward, Alameda Co., CA—Saturday, 26 October 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Danny Keith Alford died on Thursday, October 24, 2002. He was 56.

            Born in Long Beach, Mr. Alford lived in Hayward for 21 years. He earned a B.A. and M.A. from UCLA, had been a doctoral candidate at the University of California at Berkeley, taught linguistics at California State University, Hayward, and at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and at John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, and was active in the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness.

            He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Marilyn N. Silva of Hayward, daughters, Melissa McGann of Santa Rosa, Melanie M. Alford of San Francisco, and Elizabeth Alford of Hayward, mother, Lucille Alford of Wilmington, brother, Mack W. Alford of Tennessee, granddaughter, Emily McGann, one niece, and four nephews.

            Services [will be] held at Machado’s Hillside Chapel, 1051 Harder Road, Hayward on Monday. Burial [will follow] at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 26320 Mission Blvd., Hayward.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Danny K. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 4 April 1946, last residence Hayward, Alameda Co., CA.

            CA Births lists Danny Keith Alford, born 4 April 1946 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Truitt.

            On November 17, 1978 he presented a paper titled “The Origin of Speech in a Deep Structure of Psi” at a symposium on Extrasensory Phenomena and Medical Anthropology in Los Angeles, California. The text of the paper in online at http://www.enformy.com/dma-psi.htm. This brief biography followed his speech article:

 

            Danny Keith Alford, a pre-doctoral student of linguistics at University of California, Berkeley, has been working toward an understanding of the deep relationship in consciousness between speech and telepathy for over three years now. Although this is first publication in the field.

            Mr. Alford, after receiving an M.A. in linguistics from UCLA in 1969, moved to Montana as Instructor in the Department of English at Montana State University at Bozeman. A year later, he moved to the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in the southeast corner of that state to become administrator and linguist for a federally funded bilingual education program developing a writing system and dictionary for that language so that Cheyenne children were able for the first time in history to study and use their own language in public schools.

 

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DAVID BROCTON “BROCK” HALFORD

 

SPOKESMAN-REVIEW

Spokane, Spokane Co., WA—Saturday, 12 September 1998

 

            Halford, “Brock” David Brocton (age 39) beloved son of Kenni and Frank Halford, left us on September 6, 1998 in a tragic car accident to answer a special call from Heaven. He is survived by his mother, Kenni, Salem OR; brother, Jay, San Francisco; and will be loved, missed and remembered by other family members and friends in OR, WA, CA, HI and London.

            Brock was born July 16, 1959 in Denver CO in 1961, he moved to Honolulu, where his father’s family resided since the 1800’s. After his father’s death in 1968, he moved to San Jose CA. Brock graduated from Lynbrook HS in San Jose in 1977 and from San Diego State College in 1982. Magna Cum Laude. He owned a restaurant in Lake Tahoe and later moved to Washington State to continue his education.

            Brock became very active in the Calgary [sic—should be Calvary] Chapel, The Life Center, Horizon Fellowship and AA where he shared his love of life to all whom he encountered. He volunteered his time to work with the United Methodist Church serving meals for needy and homeless people.

            A memorial Celebration will be held at 3:30 PM Sunday, September 13th, at the Calgary Chapel, 511 W. Hastings Rd. Spokane. Donations may be made to the church or a charity of choice.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of David B. Halford (SS# issued in HI), last residence San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA

 

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DAVID JAMES ALFORD

 

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Bakersfield, Kern Co., CA—Tuesday, 15 August 2006

 

            David James Alford, 36, Ridgecrest, Aug. 3 in Lancaster. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 15, Holland & Lyons Chapel, Ridgecrest; funeral service 3 p.m. Aug. 15, Crossroads Community Church, Ridgecrest; interment at Desert Memorial Park, Ridgecrest. Holland & Lyons, Ridgecrest.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that David J. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 21 Feb 1970, last residence not listed.

 

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DEEMAN ALFORD

 

THE REPORTER

Vacaville, Solano Co., CA—Sunday, 13 March 2011

 

            Deeman Alford, 89, of Fairfield died on March 2, in Fairfield.

            He was born in Madison, Ga., on April 22, 1921. He served in the U.S. Navy.

            A visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel, 212 Main St. in Vacaville. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, March 16, at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road in Dixon. Pastor Dave Swaim and Doctor Ron Cooley will be officiating.

            Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel, 448-6546, www.mccunechapel.com.

 

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Photo from Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, Solano Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, William Tatum

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list his death.

            See the obituary of his son Deeman Lewis “D.L.” Alford in this compilation.

 

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DEEMAN LEWIS “D.L.” ALFORD

 

NEWS SENTINEL

Knoxville, TN—Friday, 24 December 2004

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Deeman Lewis Alford, better known as D.L., died on Tuesday, December 14, 2004, at his home in San Francisco, CA.

            D.L. was born in Knoxville, TN and attended Austin High School before moving to San Francisco where he continued his education.

            He is survived by his father, Deeman Alford of San Francisco; sister, Gracie Alford Hayes of San Francisco; aunts, Christine Smith and Margie Alford of Knoxville; and uncle, Maceo Alford of Knoxville.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Deeman L. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 1 Feb 1943, last residence San Francisco, CA.

            See the obituary of his father, Deeman Alford, in this compilation.

 

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DELORIS “DODIE” THIXTON ALFORD

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—20 December 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Alford, Deloris “Dodie”—Wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and best friend.

            Survived by husband, James, four daughters, Patricia, Laurie, Deanna, and Rae Anne, and their husbands, Ken, Michael, Rod, and Scott. 9 Grandchildren, and & 9 Great-Grandchildren.

            Graveside Services will be held Sunday, December 21st at 2pm at South East Lawn Memorial Park & Mortuary, 9189 E. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Deloris D. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 18 Aug 1937, last residence Elk Grove, Sacramento Co., CA.

            CA Births lists the birth of her daughters in Los Angeles Co., providing her maiden name, Thixton.

 

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DENNIS EARL ALFORD

 

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE

Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—Monday, 2 September 1996

 

            Services for Dennis Earl Alford, 32, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Moreno Valley. He died Aug. 18 at his home in Moreno Valley. The family declined to state the cause of death.

            Burial will be in Olivewood Cemetery in Riverside.

            Tillman Riverside Mortuary is handling arrangements.

            Mr. Alford, who was born in Clarkesville [Red River Co.], Texas, lived in Moreno Valley 23 years. He was an electrician for HLK Construction in Temecula.

            He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Moreno Valley.

            Mr. Alford enjoyed barbecuing and music.

            He is survived by two sons, Kenny and Kevin, both of Perris; his mother, Lou Setta of Moreno Valley; two brothers, Kenneth and Johnie, both of Moreno Valley; four sisters, Christina Ray and Carol, Karla and Agnes Alford, all of Moreno Valley; and a half-sister, Florida Mae Richardson of Barstow.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his father, Johnie Alford Sr.; and his sister Karla Kaye Alford in this compilation.

            CA Deaths lists Dennis Earl Alford, born 27 June 1964 in TX, died 18 Aug 1996 in Riverside Co., mother’s maiden name Dilworth.

            His lineage: Dennis Earl 1964 TX1, Johnie 1918 TX2, John P. 1879 TX3.

 

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DEVYN MONEE ALFORD

 

Bay Area News Group / www.InsideBayArea.com

Sunday, 6 July 2008

 

            Devyn Monee Alford—Resident of Antioch

            She entered into eternal rest on Monday, June 30, 2008. Public Viewing will be held at Fouche’s Hudson Funeral Home 3665 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA on Monday July 7, 2008 from 11:30am—5:00pm. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at McGee Avenue Baptist Church 1640 Stuart Street, Berkeley, CA at 11:00am. Interment will be held at Rolling Hills Memorial Park 4100 Hilltop Drive, Richmond, CA. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fouche’s Hudson Funeral Home, FD 443, (510) 654-8558.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            CA Births lists Devyn Monee Alford, born 29 Nov 1991 in Alameda Co., mother’s maiden name Wash.

 

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DIAN MAY LUCAS ALFORD

 

EVENING TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Monday, 31 March 1986

 

            The rosary will be recited and a Mass said for Dian May Alford, 52, of El Cajon, at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Grace Church. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Mausoleum. She died in her home Friday.

            Mrs. Alford was born in California and lived in the county 31 years. She is survived by her husband, William; two sons, Michael and Steven, both of El Cajon; and one grandchild.

            Goodbody Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            CA Deaths lists Dian May Alford, born 22 July 1933 in CA and died 28 March 1986 in San Diego Co., father’s surname Lucas and mother’s maiden name Ogden.

            CA Births confirms the birth of Dian May Lucas in Butte Co., CA.

 

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DIANA ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Tuesday, 11 October 1949

 

            Alford—Diana, wife of Frank Alford. Services Lewis Colonial Mortuary Tues. 3 p.m. under auspices of Corinthian Chapter No. 358 O.E.S. Cremation.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2013/257/28906131_137930387414.jpgPhoto from Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Chris & Candy L.

 

AAFA NOTES: CA Deaths lists Diana Alford, born 23 Dec 1879 in “Other Country” and died 8 Oct 1949 in San Diego Co.

            CA Deaths lists Frank Alford, born 16 Jan 1891 in OR and died 26 May 1955 in Riverside Co., CA.

            Frank Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card says he was born 15 Jan 1891 in Portland, OR, is unemployed, age 26 living in Taft, Kern Co., CA, with a wife.

 

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DON EARL ALFORD

 

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL

Longview, Gregg Co., TX—Thursday, 12 May 2011

 

LONGVIEW—Memorial services for Don Earl Alford will be 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2011, at the St. Paul Baptist Church, pastored by the Rev. Vandell Smith, 2100 S. High Street, Longview, TX 75602. Local arrangements are by Citizens Funeral Home. Mr. Alford died Thursday, May 5, 2011, at 1:40 a.m., in Antioch, Calif., at Kaiser Hospital.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Brenda Alford of Antioch, Calif.; two daughters, MiChellie Bolar (Christopher) and Felicia Alford, both of Antioch, Calif.; two sons, David and Jonathan Alford, both of Antioch, Calif.; three sisters, Gladys Jones (Paul) of Tyler, Texas, Muriel Davis (L.C.), of Diana, Texas, and Gloria Watson (Don) of Longview, Texas; two brothers, Leroy Alford of Longview, Texas, and the Rev. Fredrick Alford of Kilgore, Texas; a host of special relatives; and “The Longview High School Graduating Class of 1971.”

 

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Photo from Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, Solano Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, William Tatum

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Don Earl Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 20 May 1952, last residence Antioch, Contra Costa Co., CA.

 

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DONALD MILLARD ALFORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—9 July 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Arrangements for Donald Alford, 83, of Fresno are under the direction of Tinkler Funeral Chapel & Crematory. No public services will be held.

            Mr. Alford, a plasterer for Plasterers and Cement Masons Local 300 Union for 27 years, died June 26.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donald Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 4 July 1915, last residence Fresno, Fresno Co., CA.

            Donald was probably the Donald M. Alford, 4-5/12 b. OR, living with his parents Homer W. [no age or birth place] and Minnie E. Alford, 28 CA, on the 1920 census of neighboring Tulare County. His sister Florence 8 and brother Lionel 6 were born in CA.

            On Homer Walker Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 26, born 31 Oct 1890 in Tulare, CA. He is a farmer living in Visalia, Tulare Co., with a wife and children.

            CA Deaths lists Homer Alford, born 31 Oct 1890 in CA, died 4 April 1947 in Fresno Co., mother’s maiden name Chitenton.

            Several family trees on Ancestry.com list Donald’s middle name as Millard, Homer’s wife as Minnie Neal, and his Homer’s mother as Lily Chittenden.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Donald Millard 1915 OR1, Homer Walker 1890 CA2, Millard Fillmore 1857 CA3, Russell 1826 VA4, William 1800 VA5.

 

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DONALD STILLMAN ALFORD

Grandfather of Elizabeth Diane Allison, AAFA #0983

 

SAN MATEO TIMES & DAILY NEWS LEADER

San Mateo, San Mateo Co., CA—31 December 1946

 

SAN CARLOS, Dec. 31—Donald S. Alford, 65, prominent pioneer real estate developer of Belmont, died yesterday in a Santa Cruz hospital after an illness of three days. Alford lived here at 787 Elm street and was making a holiday visit to his country home at Santa Cruz when he was stricken.

            Although he had resided in San Carlos for 25 years, his chief business activity was in the Belmont area, where he had the Brook Haven, Peninsula Foothills, Miramar Heights and a number of other real estate developments.

            He was a native of Lawrence, Kans., and is survived by his widow, Mrs. Jessie M. Alford, and two daughters, Mrs. Walter C. Stone of Belmont and Jessie M. Alford of San Carlos.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Laying and Tinney chapel in Redwood City and will be followed by interment in Alta Mesa Memorial Park.

 

In another article:

 

Source unknown, but probably:

LAWRENCE JOURNAL-WORLD

Lawrence, Douglas Co., KS—31 December 1946

 

            Don Alford, 65 years old, formerly of Lawrence, died yesterday of a heart ailment at Belmont, Calif., where he had been in the real estate business for several years.

            A member of a pioneer Kansas family, Alford was graduated from the University of Kansas in 1903 and spent several years in Alaska mining gold. He then organized a ball team of sourdoughs, which toured the United States in 1906 and 1907.

            He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Jessie Morton, two daughters, two sisters, Mrs. E.H. Sellards, Austin, Tex., and Mrs. William Belden, Durand, Mich., and a brother, Theodore C. Alford, Washington, D.C., correspondent for the Kansas City Star. Two sisters-in-law, one of the widow of Prof. William H. Carruth of the University of Kansas, live in California.

 

In another article:

 

From Kansas Basketball History Project

March 1, 1902, Nebraska 35, Kansas 29, in Lawrence

 

            …. The Alford brothers, Donald and Joseph, led KU with a combined 17 points. The Alford family’s roots run deep at KU. Legend has it that it that it was on their grandfather’s (Joseph Savage) farm that the Rock Chalk chant was first adopted by the KU Science Club. Their mother, Susan Savage Alford, was one of KU’s original students in 1866. A photograph of their brother, Alfred, was used as the model for the student in the “Uncle Jimmy” Green statue that stands before Lippincott Hall on KU’s campus….

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his wife, Jessie Kent Morton Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his father, Daniel Stillman Alford; brother Alfred Cecil Alford in Kansas Obituaries; and brother Theodore Crandall Alford Sr., in District of Columbia Obituaries.

            Note from Find A Grave photographer Jerry Rose: The cemetery reports that Donald Alford was cremated and his ashes given to his wife, Jessie Alford. It is not known what Jessie did with Donald’s ashes.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Donald Stillman 1881 KS1, Daniel Stillman 1848 CT2, Alfred A. 1812 CT3, Arba 1768 CT4, Nathaniel 1737 CT5, Nathaniel 1698 CT6, Josiah 1649 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8.

 

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DONNA MARIE TARRANT ALFORD

 

SISKIYOU DAILY NEWS

Yreka, Siskiyou Co., CA—Thursday, 20 October 2011

 

            Donna Marie Alford, 50, of Greenview [Siskiyou Co.] passed peacefully at her home on Oct. 16, 2011 surrounded by her family after an intense four-year battle with cancer.

            Donna was born on March 20, 1961 in San Francisco to Jack and Bertha (Bee) Tarrant. She grew up in Pacifica, Calif. She attended and graduated from Terra Nova High School. She moved to Scott Valley in 1985, where she met and married Gary Alford on June 17, 1995 and they raised their two daughters Leslie Alford and Amanda Slay as well as two sons Gary Alford Jr. and Travis Alford. She also worked at PremierWest Bank in Greenview for four years.

            Donna was a loving and devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend to many. She loved to spend time with her very large family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed traveling and camping. Donna had very many wonderful qualities; she was very courageous, gentle, strong-willed, loving and inspiring. She touched the lives of many and will be missed very much.

            She was preceded in death by her father Jack Tarrant.

            She is survived by her mother Bertha Tarrant; her husband Gary Alford; her children Leslie Alford, Amanda (Mark) Slay, Gary (Samantha) Alford Jr., and Travis Alford and his girlfriend Holly Howerton; her grandchildren Julia, Ava and Dylan Alford, Abigale and Josh Slay, Jennifer (Joe) Rennock, and Kierra and Kailyn Alford; and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Robert (Holly) Tarrant, her sisters Georgia (Richard) Tull and Pam (Gary) Howard and many nieces and nephews.

            A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 at the Fort Jones Cemetery, followed by a reception celebrating her life at the Fort Jones Community Hall. Girdner Funeral Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.girdnerfuneralchapel.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Donna Marie Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Greenview, Siskiyou Co., CA.

 

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DORIS MAY ALFRED

 

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL

Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., CA—Tuesday, 3 December 2013

 

            A private committal service is planned for Doris Alfred who passed away on November 18, 2013 in Santa Cruz.

            Born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada on October 23, 1923, she was 90 years old. Doris lived in the Santa Clara County for many years, working there as a file clerk for county law enforcement. She retired to Salem, Oregon, and later moved to Santa Cruz in 1999.

            She was a very talented quilt maker and her family will forever cherish the many beautiful quilts that she created. Perhaps the most unique hobby or pleasure of hers was walking. Doris would often walk miles upon miles throughout Santa Cruz. She personally knew all the inhabitants of the San Lorenzo River Bank and their dilemmas; walking by them and with them along the entire river levy, while well into her mid-eighties. Her family often commented that if there was a pedestrian walkway or route, Doris would take it just for the sake of walking. Her adventurous spirit will be missed by all those who came to know her.

            She is survived by her four sons, James Alfred of Seattle, Terry Alfred of Santa Cruz, Dan Alfred of Cincinnati, and Bud Alfred of Cupertino. She also leaves her sister, Shirley Olsen of Seattle, and 8 beloved grandchildren.

            She will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland Oregon beside her late husband, Stanley Alfred who preceded her in death in 1996.

            Please visit www.pacificgardenschapel.com to light an online candle and share your thoughts and condolences with her family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From Find A Grave: Stanley Nelson Alfred was born 21 Feb 1917 and died 19 Sept 1996.

 

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DOROTHY ANDREA ALFORD ANDERSON

Mother of Linda Jean Anderson Bennett, AAFA #1022

 

 

Larry and Dorothy Alford Anderson

Photos from their daughter, Lynn Bennett, AAFA #1022

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—Tuesday, 13 November 2012

 

            Anderson, Dorothy ‘Dot’ Andrea (Alford)—Passed away quietly on Saturday, November 10, 2012, at age 90. Dot was born in Houston, TX, on June 22, 1922, and moved to California at age 7, with her parents, W.G. Alford and Edith Mary (Nielsen), and her brother, W.G. Alford, Jr. She graduated from high school in Oakland, CA, and except for a few years in the Bay Area and Southern CA, she spent most of her life in Sacramento. In addition to being a homemaker and an excellent seamstress, she was a member of the Job’s Daughters Bethel #1, Order of the Eastern Star, Rising Star Chapter #36, a charter member of North Ridge Country Club, Fort Sutter Yacht Club and Weber Point Yacht Club. She and her husband belonged to many insurance associations. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Lawrence E. Anderson, a retired Independent Insurance Adjuster. She had many dear long-time friends, both from the neighborhood and her other associations. Lake Tahoe was a special place for her, having had a house there for many years. She also enjoyed many years with her husband both yachting and traveling in their RV.

            Dot, lovingly referred to as ‘Granu,’ was preceded in death by her grandchildren John Jeffrey Zahourek and Kelly Lynn Bennett, her son-in-law, Frank T. Bennett, and grandson-in-law, Frank Ingargiola.

            Dot is survived by her brother, W. Gary Alford, Jr. of Sacramento, CA; her daughters, Sue Kyle (Mike) of Minden, NV, and Lynn Bennett of Granite Bay, CA; granddaughters, Kimberly Ingargiola-Burns of Folsom, CA, and Karen A. Bennett of Roseville, CA; great granddaughter, Kaila Ingargiola; great grandson, Ryan Burns; great great grandsons, Kaidin Ingargiola and Michael Robertson; 11 nieces & nephews and their children and grandchildren.

            At her request, no services will be held.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list her death.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            Her lineage: Dorothy Andrea 1922 TX1, Wendell Gary 1895 TX2, Isham Brittan 1871 TX3, Burtis Terry 1845 AL4, Isham 1815 GA5, Baldy 1784 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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DOROTHY G. “DOT” ALFORD DODSON

 

CONTRA COSTA TIMES

Walnut Creek, Contra Costa Co., CA—Friday, 28 January 2005

 

May 21, 1950 – January 18, 2005

 

            Dorothy “Dot” Dodson passed away peacefully in her sleep at her Mace Meadow home in Pioneer [Amador Co.], CA on January 18, 2005 after a three-year courageous battle with cancer.

            Dot was born in Hayward, CA to Tom and Mary Alford. She had been employed by Pacific Bell Telephone for thirty years where she had been instrumental in implementing many of the features offered by phone companies today before retiring to Mace Meadow Golf Course in Pioneer, CA with her husband, Rod. Dot loved golf and became a member of the Fairway Ladies Golf Club at Mace Meadow Golf Course and was always ready to donate her time to charitable events.

            She will be greatly missed by her husband, Rod, her daughter, Lisa, son, Todd, and her six grandchildren, Jake, Kira, T.J., Kylee, Logan and Clayton, along with her parents, her brother, Tommy, sisters, Jean & Joan, and their families.

            Friends and family are invited to a memorial service on Thursday, February 10, 2005, at 11am at St. Bonaventure Church, 5562 Clayton Rd., Concord....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy G. Dodson (SS# issued in CO) was born 21 May 1950, last residence Pioneer, Amador Co., CA.

            CA Births lists Dorothy Grace Alford, born 21 May 1950 in Alameda Co., mother’s maiden name Reed.

            CA Marriages lists the marriage of Dorothy G. Alford, age 30, and Rodney L. Dodson, age 30, on 20 Sept 1980 in Contra Costa Co., CA.

 

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DOROTHY JANE ALFORD

 

CONTRA COSTA TIMES

Walnut Creek, Contra Costa Co., CA—Wednesday, 8 June 2011

 

Dorothy Alford Nov. 5, 1930 – May 29, 2011 Resident of Pinole

 

            Dorothy Alford passed away peacefully after a short illness. She was born in Tacoma, Washington. She retired from Contra Costa County after working 10 years in the Mental Health Department. Dorothy was a loving and caring mother and grandmother. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with family and friends.

            She is survived by her son David; Mark and his wife Sherry and her grandchildren; Christopher and Sarah.

            Her husband, Leonard and her grandson, David Jr, predeceased her.

            A celebration of life will be held at Bay Park, 2621 Appian Way, Pinole on Saturday, June 11th at 2:30 p.m.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Dorothy Jane Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Pinole, Contra Costa Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Leonard Allen Alford, in this compilation.

 

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DOROTHY MAE HALE DRAKE ALFORD

 

Photo from Tejama Cemetery, Tehama, Tehama Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

 

DAILY NEWS

Red Bluff, Tehama Co., CA—21 January 2010

 

            Dorothy Mae Drake Alford, 88, of Gerber passed away peacefully with her family by her side on January 13, 2010. She was buried January 16th at the Tehama Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was born in August 12, 1921 to Elmo and Bertie Hale in White River, South Dakota. She was the youngest and last survivor of nine children. Dorothy married John Drake September 7th, 1940 in Reno, Nevada; together they had one child, Barbara. After John’s death in 1972 Dorothy met and married Stanley Alford. Stan and Dorothy enjoyed 35 years together until Grandpa Stan passed away in 2008.

            Dorothy was an avid bowler and retired as league secretary after 25 years. She was a member of the VFW Post 3909 in Los Molinos, and was Pocahontas of the Silver Cloud Council.

            Grandma loved and lived for her grandchildren. She loved to camp, hunt and fish; she spent many summers doing so with both her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a great cook and seamstress. Grandma was also a big baseball fan, mostly the Dodgers, and when the Dodger’s played the Giants or A’s you were guaranteed a little excitement in the house.

            She was always there for her family. One nephew stated, “She was the mother I never had, when she waitressed she made sure I had a $1.00 a day for school and she taught me to bake a pie when I was 12. Aunt Dorothy was a kind and loving person.”

            Dorothy is survived by her grandchildren, Debara and spouse Frank Kassik of Kenai Alaska; David Due Jr. of Alabama, and Donna Pacheco of Red Bluff; son-in-law of 46 years, David Due of Gerber, 6 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband John Drake; her 8 brothers and sisters; her daughter Barbara Due; and second husband, Robert Stanley Alford.

            You’ll always be in our loving memories. We’ll miss you grandma.

 

Photo from Tehama Cemetery, Tehama, Tehama Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer Robert McConnell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Robert Stanley Alford, in this compilation.

 

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DOROTHY MARGARET PATON HALFORD

 

CHICO ENTERPRISE-RECORD

Chico, Butte Co., CA—Tuesday, 11 November 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

PARADISE—No service will be held for Dorothy Margaret Halford, 87, of Paradise, who died Friday, Nov. 7, 1997, in a ridge hospital [?].

            She was born Dec. 21, 1909, in Stratford, Ontario, Canada to Harry and Margaret McPhee Paton.

            Mrs. Halford worked as a Pacific Telephone Co. supervisor of directory assistance for 30 years. She was a member of AARP and the Telephone Pioneers.

            Her only survivor is a niece. Her husband, George, died in 1947.

            Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale. Arrangements are under the directions of Rose Chapel.

 FAG photo requested 1/19/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Dorothy M. Halford (SS# issued in MI), last residence Paradise, Butte Co., CA.

 

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DOROTHY MARIE PRIDDY WINBURN ALFORD

 

INLAND VALLEY DAILY BULLETIN

Ontario, San Bernardino Co., CA—_____ Monday, 10 February 1992

 

HESPERIA [San Bernardino Co.]—Dorothy Marie Alford, 68, of Hesperia died Feb. 6 in Fontana [San Bernardino Co.].

            Mrs. Alford was born in Texas and resided in the Ontario area nearly all of her life.

            She was a caterer for the Flatirons Country Club and was a member of Hesperia Leisure Lodge.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband, Yewell Derrell Alford; a son, Michael Eugene Winburn of Riverside; two daughters, Victoria Lynn Van Norman of Fontana and Vivian Kay Seale of Boulder, Colo.; and seven grandchildren.

            Friends may call Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Richardson-Peterson Mortuary, Ontario.

            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Intermant will be in Bellevue Memorial Park.

            Richardson-Peterson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy M. Winburn (SS# issued in TX) was born 22 May 1923 and died _____ Feb 1992, last residence Boulder, Boulder Co., CO.

            CA Deaths lists Dorothy Marie Priddy Alford, born 22 May 1923 in TX and died 6 Feb 1992 in San Bernardino Co., CA. Her mother’s maiden name was Black.

            Texas Birth Index, 1903–1997 [Ancestry.com] lists Vivian Kay Winburn, born 15 Jan 1943 in McCulloch Co., TX, and Michael Eugene Winburn born 17 Sept 1950 in Concho Co., TX, children of Bennie Eugene Winburn and Dorothy Marie Priddy.

            CA Deaths lists Yewell Derrel Alford born 4 Aug 1912 in TX and died 28 March 1995 in San Bernardino Co., CA. His mother’s maiden name was Kennedy.

            Yewell Derrell “Bud” Alford’s memorial at FindAGrave.com says he was married to Betty Alfreda Deem Alford (1919–1988) and had 4 daughters.

            For more information on Yewell’s family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John Alford b. ca 1801 NC.

            Her husband’s lineage: Yewell Derrel[l]1 1912 TX, John Martin 1879 MS2, James Henry 1857 MS3, John Madison 1826 GA4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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DOUGLAS EARL ALFORD

 

DESERT SUN

Palm Springs, Riverside Co., CA—Monday, 5 July 2004

 

            Douglas Earl Alford, 40, of Thermal died July 1, 2004, in Indio as a result of a traffic accident.

            He was born Aug. 7, 1963, to Myron Earl Alford and Phyliss Alford in Columbus, Ind.

            He married Deborah Forbes on June 26, 2000, in Indio.

            He was a truck driver for A-1 Aggregrates for four years and was a member of Calvary Chapel, Cathedral City. He served in the Marine Corps from 1984–1988.

            He is survived by his wife, Deborah Forbes-Alford of Thermal.

            Additional survivors include a daughter, Destiny Summer Alford of Thermal; a brother, Paul Alford of Tennessee; two sisters, Melissa Thompson of Indiana and Paula Williams of Kautman; and his father, Myron Alford, and stepmother, Barbara Alford, of Leeburg, Fla.

            He was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Tandy Alford, and his mother, Phyliss Alford-Sutton....

            Burial will be private. Palm Springs Mortuary is handling arrangements….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Douglas E. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence not listed.

 

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DUSTIN JOHN ALFORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Sunday, 21 July 1991

 

LATON—Services for Dustin John Alford, 17, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Tinkler Mission Chapel.

            Dustin died Wednesday [July 17] in an automobile accident. He was a high-school student.

            Surviving are his parents, Elgie Babb of Fresno and Helen Alford of Laton; a brother, Jason Watkins of Fresno; and five sisters, Rochelle Angell and Jennifer and Loretta Babb, all of Fresno, and Nicole and Tracey Fletcher, both of Laton.

            Visitation will be from noon to 4 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dustin J. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 29 Jan 1974, last residence not listed

            CA Deaths lists Dustin John Alford born 29 Jan 1974 in CA and died 17 July 1991 in Fresno Co., mother’s maiden name Alford.

            CA Births lists Dustin J. Alford, born 29 Jan 1974 in Sacramento Co., mother’s maiden name Alford.

 

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EARL ALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—Tuesday, 6 November 2007

 

            Alford, Earl—Services to be held on Thursday, November 8, 2007, at 1:30 p.m. in the Memory Chapel, Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Covina Hills.

FAG photo requested 1/19/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Earl Alford (SS# issued in IL) was born 16 Apr 1940 and died 17 Sept 2007, last residence Wilmington, Los Angeles Co., CA.

 

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EDITH CLEO CAMP ALFORD

 

MODESTO BEE

Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA—Thursday, 20 August 1992

 

Nov. 4, 1919–Aug. 18, 1992

 

            Edith C. Alford, 72, of Modesto, died Tuesday at Colony Park Care Center.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of Hodgens, Okla. She had lived in Modesto for 47 years. She was a supervisor at F.W. Woolworth Co. for 29 years.

            She is survived by her son, Robert Camp of Modesto; stepchildren, Joe Alford and Janice Chancellor, both of Modesto; brother, Olen Camp of Coulterville; sisters, Marie Kilgore, Billie Nugent and Ruby McCleskey, all of Modesto; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. A funeral is set for 11:30 a.m. Friday at Lakewood Funeral Home Chapel, Hughson. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Edith Alford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA.

            CA Deaths lists Edith Cleo Alford, born 4 Nov 1919 in OK and died 18 Aug 1992 in Stanislaus Co., mother’s maiden name Dehart and father’s surname Camp.

 

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EDITH ELIZABETH “BETTY” HUMANN ALFORD

Wife of Jack Leland Alford, AAFA #0961

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—29 July 2012

 

 

            Alford, Elizabeth H. (Betty)—Born November 22, 1924, in Pasadena, California, to Henry and Edith Locan Human. Betty passed away in Huntington Beach, California, July 7, 2012, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

            She is survived by her son Chris of Huntington Beach; California and daughter Peggy of Auburn, Alabama, and four granddaughters.

            A native of San Marino, she attended Pasadena High School (CA) and graduated as Valedictorian of the class of 1942, and continued her education at UC Berkley where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi (Pi Phi) sorority. Married 2nd Lieutenant (USN), Jack L. Alford in 1944, living in Coronado, Manhattan Beach, San Marino, Glendora, Newport Beach, and La Jolla, California, (Jack predeceased her in 2006).

            Betty’s life was always centered around her family who she loved dearly. Betty became an astute business woman, first as a Real Estate Agent in San Marino, and later as a Real Estate Broker and business owner. She co-founded the very successful, “Glendora Properties” with Jean Butler. She and Jack were avid boaters in their spare time, and she was an active member of the Balboa Yacht Club where she and Jack chaired the Committee that ran annual Ensenada Yacht Race in the early 70’s. She was always active in the local community, particularly in Newport Beach, (Balboa Peninsula Point Association), where she was responsible for the redesign of residential street signage. Betty had a passion for life and met every day with a smile, loved people, family, and a countless number of pets of all kinds. Her family misses her terribly.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elizabeth H. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her husband, Jack Leland Alford, in this compilation.

            CA Births lists Edith E. Humann, born 22 Nov 1924 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Locau.

 

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EDITH VELA GUESS ALFORD

 

THE CALIFORNIAN

Salinas, Monterey Co., CA—Thursday, 23 December 2004

 

GREENFIELD [Monterey Co.]—Edith Alford, 87, of Greenfield, died on Sunday, December 19, 2004, at George L. Mee Memorial Hospital in King City. Funeral services were held on December 23 at Whitehurst-Grim Funeral Chapel in King City. Burial followed in King City Cemetery.

            She was born on August 8, 1917, in Greenforest [Carroll Co.], AR. She was a homemaker.

            Survivors include her son, Tommy Alford of Salinas; a daughter, Norma Azcona of King City, a brother, Carol Guess of Springdale, AR; a sister, Frankie Steidley of Greenfield; grandchildren, Nancy Utterback and Todd Utterback, both of Salinas, and Amy Utterback of Soledad; and great-grandsons, Brandon Webb and Nathan Arbrun, both of King City, and Michael Sisson of Salinas.

 

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Photo from King City Cemetery, King City, Monterey Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kathy Burpo Woodworth

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Edith Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Greenfield, Monterey Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her son Tommy Joe Alford in this compilation.

            Her husband was Ernie Thomas Alford (1905–1998). They were married on 21 Dec 1940 in Carroll Co., AR. Ernie was the son of William Thomas Alford and Gemima May Baugh Alford.

 

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EDNA CHARLOTTE HARLAN ALFORD

 

MODESTO BEE

Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA—Thursday, 9 March 1978

 

            Edna C. Alford, Turlock. Final rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday [March10] in the Allen Mortuary for Edna C. Alford, 66, who died Tuesday [March 7] in a local hospital after a short illness.

            Interment will be in Turlock Memorial Park.

            A native of Lodi, she had lived in the Denair area since 1950.

            She leaves her widower, Fred Alford of Turlock; a daughter, Mary Moore of Oakdale; four sons, Samuel of Turlock, John of Utah, Roy with the Army in Japan and Thomas Alford of Orland; a brother, Earl Harlan of Colorado; a sister, Pearl Bertolero of Modesto, and 13 grandchildren.

            The family requests any remembrances be given to the First Methodist Church Memorial Fund in Turlock.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Fred Clarence Alford; and her son Samuel Edward Alford in this compilation.

            CA Deaths lists Edna Charlotte Alford, born 29 Nov 1911 in CA, died 7 March 1978 in Stanislaus Co.

            CA Births lists Edna C. Harlan born 29 Nov 1911 in San Joaquin Co., mother’s maiden name Larson.

 

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EDNA ELIZA HALFORD COLMAN SMITH

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—Saturday, 5 March 1997

 

            A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, 1997, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Gresham for Edna Halford Smith, who died Feb. 18 in San Pedro, Calif., of complications of a stroke. She was 89.

            Mrs. Smith was born Oct. 5, 1907, in McCammon, Idaho. Former owner of a retail dress shop in Oakland, Calif., she lived in Gresham and Milwaukie for 25 years before moving to San Pedro two years ago. She married William Colman in 1929. They divorced. She married Edgar B. in 1950. He since has died.

            Survivors include her son, Dr. Ronald Colman of San Pedro, and sister, Betty J. Olsen of Gresham.

            Private interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Gresham.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Edna E. Smith (SS# issued in UT), last residence San Pedro, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            We included the obituaries of her parents, William Oliver Halford and Eliza Ann Ward Halford, in Utah Obituaries; sister Bertha Gwendolyn Halford Brooks in Idaho Obituaries; and sister Betty Jean Halford Olsen in Oregon Obituaries.

 

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EDNA MARIE DAWSON ALFRED

 

NEWS TRIBUNE

Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA—Tuesday, 6 November 1962

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

Mrs. W.L. “Ted” Alfred

 

            Mrs W.L. (Edna) Alfred, 87, formerly of Tacoma, died Saturday [November 3] in Sacramento where she had lived since 1937. She was born in St. Paul, Minn. and formerly belonged to St. Patrick’s Catholic church here.

            She leaves a son, Jerome of San Mateo; a daughter, Mrs. Renee Freeman of Sacramento; a sister, Mrs. Maude Nisonger of Los Angeles; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

            Private services will be held Thursday at Calvary Cemetery, under direction of Gaffney Funeral Home.

Photo from Calvary Cemetery, Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sue Meister

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituary of her husband, William Lafayette “Ted” Alfred, in Washington Obituaries.

            Her parents were William and Mary Dawson.

 

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EDWARD DOYLE ALFORD

AAFA #1031

 

LOMPOC RECORD

Lompoc, Santa Barbara Co., CA—17 February 2013

 

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            Edward Doyle Alford of Tehachapi passed away Jan. 16, 2013 of natural causes. He was born Nov. 19, 1935 in Chandler, OK to Otis and Mildred Alford, and like “The Grapes of Wrath” during the Great Depression, they moved to Salinas, CA when he was an infant.

            Ed was a survivor. His life’s journey took him from Salinas to Santa Monica where he started a family before putting down roots in Lompoc. There, he did upholstery and worked at a muffler shop before opening a custom car shop- Chassis Engineering. He moved to the Santa Maria area, where he was a car salesman and licensed building contractor for many years before becoming disabled.

            The recipient of heart and kidney transplants, Ed was given the generous gift of life by anonymous organ donors, to whom we give eternal thanks. His final journey brought him to the mountains of Tehachapi, where the quiet serenity and beautiful view overlooking Bear Valley provided him absolute peace.

            Many, many family members will miss his wide smile and presence, but we all know he is at long last free of pain.

            Ed is survived by his wife Jan; brothers Denis (Patricia) of Kennewick, WA, and David (Phyllis) of Goldsboro, NC; children- James of Grover Beach, Lonnie (Lisa) of Santa Barbara, Karen of Fayetteville, AR, Alan (Jenny) of Galt, Debbie (Kim) of Ozark, MO, step-son Kenny (Diane) of Tehachapi, daughter-in-law Cheryl of Santa Maria; grandchildren, Shaun, Michael (Krissy), Jarah, Cameron (Amanda), Athena, Brittney, Ruben, Samantha, Kaycee, Madison, and Devin; great-grandchildren, Sandra, Halie, Lio, and Leira.

            Ed was pre-deceased by father Otis, mother Mildred, step-mother Billie, sister Donna, brother-in-law Terry, and step-son Daniel.

            A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            We included the obituaries of his stepmother, Willie Lee “Billie” Kizer Alford, in Nevada Obituaries; and his grandfather Lonnie Erwin Alford Sr. and great-grandmother Laura Watson Conrad Alford in Oklahoma Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            His lineage: Edward Doyle 1935 OK1, Otis Doyle 1914 OK2, Lonnie Erwin 1890 KY3, John Hardin 1841 KY4, Joseph 1812 KY5, Achilles 1772 VA/NC6, John before 1750 VA7.

 

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EDWARD JOHN ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Sunday, 6 September 2009

 

 

            Alford, Edward John—Born in San Diego, California on January 22, 1925, he passed away on August 20, 2009. Beloved husband of Margaret P. Alford, the couple would have celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on November 7th. He is also survived by one niece Mary Margaret Dawson and her family.

            Ed was employed by the Union-Tribune Publishing Company for almost 50 years as a Circulation District Manager where he mentored many young men during his career. He was an Army veteran of World War II serving in the European Theatre and at the end of the conflict was witness to the Nuremberg Trials.

            A Memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at the First United Methodist Church of San Diego, 2111 Camino del Rio South on September 14th, at 1:00 p.m.

            In lieu of flowers, donations to First United Methodist Church or San Diego Hospice will be appreciated. “Now cracks a noble heart. Good-night sweet prince. And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.” - William Shakespeare

 

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Photo from First United Methodist Church Cemetery San Diego, San Diego Co., CA,—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Claxton

Note from photographer: Cenotaph, no ashes buried

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Edward John Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Thomas E. Alford and Elvina Symons Alford; and sister Mary Dorcas Alford Northcote in this compilation.

            CA Births lists Edward John Alford, born 22 Jan 1925 in San Diego Co., mother’s maiden name Symons.

            California Passenger and Crew Lists, 1893–1937 (Ancestry.com) lists Edward John Alford, b. in San Diego on 22 Jan 1925, Mary Dorcas Alford, b. in San Diego on 2 June 1927, and Elvina Alford, age 45, British citizen, sailing from Dover, England to San Pedro, CA, arriving 5 Jan 1937. Elvina names Mr. John Symont of Boscastle, England, as her nearest relative in England. The Alfords are returning home to San Diego.

            On the 1930 census in San Diego, San Diego Co., CA, John E. Alford, age 5 b. CA, is living with this parents, Thomas E. Alford, 38 England, and Elvina E. 37 England, and his sister Mary D. 2-10/12 CA. Thomas immigrated in 1922 and Elvina in 1923.

 

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EDWARD T. “JIM” ALFORD

 

CONTRA COSTA TIMES

Walnut Creek, Contra Costa Co., CA—Wednesday, 5 January 2011

 

alford

 

Edward (Jim) T. Alford

Former Resident of Martinez

Jan. 8, 1922 ~ Dec. 25, 2010

 

            Edward passed away at the age of 88. Edward was born in Martinez, CA attended Alhambra High School, joined the California Conservation Corps, and served in the U.S. Navy, Sea Bees, from 1942 until 1945. He work at the Benicia Arsenal, Tooele Army Depot, the Tracy Army Depot, until he retired. Jim enjoyed his dogs, fishing, bowling, the SF 49ers and Giants, WWF wrestling and a good John Wayne western. Jim loved spending time with his Great granddaughters Saylor and Maddy, they always put a smile on his face.

            Jim was preceded in death by his best friend and loving wife Jean.

            Jim is survived by his sons Bob (Kim) and John, 6 grandchildren; Bonnie (Tom), Steve (Jody), Andrea (Jesse), Katie, Elizabeth, Lucy (Tony); 4 great grandchildren; Madelynn, Saylor, Marco and Marina.

            Jim was a strong, sweet and gentle man, and his smiling face and chuckle will be missed.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edward T. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 8 Jan 1922, last residence Concord, Contra Costa Co., CA.

            CA Births confirms his birth date in Contra Costa Co., mother’s maiden name Lanes.

 

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EDWARD WILLIAM “BIG ED” ALFORD

 

LONG BEACH PRESS-TELEGRAM

Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA—Tuesday, 13 June 2006

 

            Alford, Edward William “Big Ed”—June 14, 1917 to June 5, 2006. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, June 14, at the Chapel of our Fathers at Forest Lawn in Cypress at 1:00 P.M.

 

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Photo from Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Cypress), Cypress, Orange Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Frances Cope

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Edward W. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            CA Births lists Edward W. Alford, born 14 June 1917 in San Bernardino Co., mother’s maiden name Halfpenn.

            A family tree on Ancestry.com lists Edward’s parents as Fred E. Alford and Annie Grace Halfpenny, born 23 Sept 1893 in Drayton, ND, and his wife as Virginia Malun, whom he married on 28 Sept 1941 in San Pedro, CA.

            On the 1920 census in Ontario, San Bernardino Co., CA, Edward, age 2-6/12 born CA, is listed with his parents, Fred E. Alford, 33 IL (parents b. NY and IL), and Grace H. 26 ND (parents b. Canada).

            CA Deaths lists Fred E. Alford, born 3 Jan 1886 in IL, died 14 Feb 1964 in Stanislaus Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Coughlin.

            On Frederick Edward Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 30, born 3 Jan 1887 in Aurora, IL. He is a City Services Dept. Manager living in Ontario, San Bernardino Co., CA, and says he is responsible for supporting his wife and mother.

            In 1910, Frederick E. Alford, age 23 b. IL, is living with his parents, William F. Alford 64 NY (parents b. US and MA) and Sarah Alford 55 IL (parents b. Ireland and Maine), in Ontario, San Bernardino Co., CA. William and Sarah had been married 25 years, first marriage for William and second for Sarah. Sarah had 4 children, 3 living. William was an orange grove farmer, and Frederick was an electrical engineer.

            In 1900, William Alford, 53 b. Feb 1847 in NY, and Sarah Alford, 45 b. July 1854 in IL, are living in Downers Grove, Dupage Co., IL, with their son Fred, b. Jan 1887, and their daughter Etta b. June 1888.

            His lineage: Edward William 1917 CA1, Frederick Edward 1887 IL2, William 1847 NY3.

 

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EDWIN WILLIAM ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—Wednesday, 21 November 1990

 

            Alford, Edwin W., 87, of Van Nuys, retired. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Mortuary, North Hollywood.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edwin W. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 4 Oct 1903 and died 4 Nov 1990, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his sister Flora Hattie Alford in this compilation.

            CA Deaths lists Edwin W. Alford, same dates, born CA, mother’s maiden name not listed.

            In 1930, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, Edwin W. Alford, apprentice dentist age 26 b. CA, is the head of the family, which includes his widowed mother Hulda M., 61 WI (parents b. Germany), and 3 single sisters. Their father was born in Canada.

            In 1920, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, Edwin A. Alford, age 16 b. CA, is living with his widowed mother, Hulda Alford, 51 WI (parents b. Germany) and 3 single older sisters who were born in WI and TN, and 1 married sister who was b. in CA. Their father was born in Canada.

            In 1900, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, William Alford, age 34 b. July 1865 in Canada (parents b. Canada) and his wife Hulda, 30 b. March 1869 in WI, are listed with 4 daughters: Fannie, June 1889 WI; Florra, July 1893 TN; Hellen, Jan 1895 TN; and Hilda, Apr 1898 CA. William immigrated in 1885.

            A family tree on Ancestry.com lists him as Edwin William Alford, parents William Alford and Hulda Schulz (1869–1935).

            His lineage: Edwin William 1903 CA1, William 1865 Canada2.

 

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ELAINE KAY ALFORD

 

PASADENA STAR-NEWS

Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA—Thursday, 17 April 2008

 

            Elaine Kay Alford, passed away April 14, 2008. She is survived by her daughter, Taylore Lane Thomas; parents Thomas Earl Alford, Sr., and Kay Alice Alford, one brother Thomas Earl Alford Jr., soulmate, David Lamont Privitte, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving family and friends.

            Visitation Friday 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Services 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 19, 2008, First A.M.E. Church, 1700 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery, Altadena. Woods-Valentine Mortuary, Pasadena, Directing.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elaine Kay Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 28 Feb 1971, last residence Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            CA Births lists Thomas Earl Alford, born 23 July 1934 in Stanislaus Co., mother’s maiden name Harlan.

 

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ELAINE MELVINA ALFORD OWENS

Aunt of Patricia Ann Alford DeGrofft, AAFA #0203

 

DAILY NEWS [not verbatim]

Red Bluff, Tehama Co., CA—Tuesday, 8 May 1990

 

            Elaine Melvina Alford Owens, 63, fifth generation native of Red Bluff, California, died Saturday [May 5] in Red Bluff. Mrs. Owens was born August 24, 1926 at the Los Molinos Colony ranch home of her maternal grandparents John Henry and Magdelina (Heine) Dayton. Born to the pioneer families of Roy V. and Bernice F. (Dayton) Alford, California cattle ranchers, she received her early schooling in a one room schoolhouse in the Hunter district west of Red Bluff taught by her great aunt, Nellie Raymond.

            After graduating from Red Bluff High School in 1944, she went on to graduate from Highland School of Nursing in Oakland, CA. Mrs. Owens was a member of the Tehama County Cowbells and an officer at the national, state and local levels. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter #20 of Red Bluff.

            On June 30, 1947, Elaine married Tehama County rancher Jack Burton Owens in Red Bluff. Mrs. Owens was an active working partner in her family’s cattle ranching operation.

            Surviving her are sons John Owens, his wife Candace (Clough) and their children Nathan and Brian of Red Bluff; Kenneth Owens, his wife Sherré (Sutfin) and their children Lacey Elaine and Roy of Corning; aunt Ethel Alford Peterson of Red Bluff. She was preceded in death by a son David Charles Owens in 1978, her husband Jack Owens in May 1988 and brother Jack V. Alford July 1989.

            Grave side services were held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Red Bluff.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her brother John Vernon “Jack” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Elaine Melvina 1926 CA1, Roy Vernon 1904 CA2, Robert Temple 1874 CA3, Julius Marion 1845 AR4, Robert Temple 1814 MS5, Julius 1785 NC6, Hudson 1760 NC7, James Lodwick 1749 NC8.

 

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ELIZABETH J. ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Sunday, 28 April 1957

 

            Alford, Elizabeth J. Aunt of Sister Cyril Aloyse and Reginald Darroch. Sister-in-law of William N. Darroch. Recitation of the Rosary Sacred Heart Church. Coronado Sun. evening 8 o’clock. Requiem Mass Sacred Heart church. Coronado Mon. morning 9 o’clock. Interment Holy Cross. Goodbody’s Ivy Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: CA Deaths lists Elizabeth J. Alford, born 3 July 1879 in NY and died 25 Apr 1957 in San Diego Co., mother’s maiden name Murphy.

            Elizabeth is listed on the 1920–1940 censuses in Coronado, San Diego Co., CA, living with the family of her sister Catherine Darroch. In 1900 and 1910 Elizabeth is living with the Darroch family in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY. Her parents are reported as being born in Ireland, Scotland, and New York.

            On 5 July 2013, a Find A Grave contributor/photographer reported that Elizabeth is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in San Diego, but she does not have a gravestone.

 

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ELLIS ALFORD

 

Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuaries

Whittier, Los Angeles Co., CA—_____ January 2013

 

 

Ellis Alford

July, 26, 1932 – January 20, 2013

 

            Ellis was born in Wewoka, Oklahoma to George and Bernice Alford. He attended Douglas High where he excelled in sports. With his two brothers Edward & Wesley they became known as the tree aces (Big Ace, Little Ace, Ellis and Wee Ace).

            Ellis was the called to duty for our country where he served honorably in the 7th Calvary. After the Korean conflict he attended Langston University where he earned a B.S. in Education.

            Ellis then went on to USC where he earned his Master’s in education. Combining his love for sports and education he took a teaching position for L.A. county where he taught physical education and math for thirty years.

            Ellis feeling he could do more for the community was also elected to the city of Norwalk Park’s commission. Ellis was also very involved with St. Linus his parish and was Knighted through the Knights of Columbus.

            Ellis is a true hero who will be missed by the family and friends he leaves behind.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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ELMER ALFORD

 

THE MORNING OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—Monday, 20 August 1888

 

DROWNED WHILE BATHING

 

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19, [1888]—Elmer Alford of Olive Heights, this county [Los Angeles], was drowned at Longnoch this afternoon. He was carried out by the undertow while bathing. He was 23 years old and came from Kansas recently.

 

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ELVINA SYMONS ALFORD

 

EVENING TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Saturday, 13 April 1985

 

            Private graveside services for Elvina Alford, 94, of San Diego, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Mount Hope Cemetery. Lewis Colonial Mortuary is in charge. She died Wednesday [April 10] in a rest home.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of England and lived in the county 62 years.

            Survivors include a son, Edward, and a daughter, Mary, both of San Diego; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elvina Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 6 Feb 1891 and died _____ Apr 1985, last residence San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Thomas E. Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and children Edward John Alford and Mary Dorcas Alford Northcote in this compilation.

            CA Deaths lists Elvina Alford, born 6 Feb 1891 in “Other Country,” died 10 Apr 1985 in San Diego Co., father’s surname Symons, mother’s maiden name Emms.

 

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EMALINE ISABELLA ALFORD HENDERSON

 

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PRESS DEMOCRAT

Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., CA—Wednesday, 7 May 2008

 

            Henderson, Emaline Alford—Passed away in Santa Rosa on May 2, 2008. Dearly beloved wife of the late Joe Henderson; loving mother of Gerald “Jerry” Henderson and his wife, Connie, of NV, Richard Henderson and his wife Gail of MA, Donna Bowden and her husband Terry of Santa Rosa, former daughter-in-law Nicole Henderson of CA; adored grandmother of Jerry (Laura) Henderson, Elizabeth Conn (Gary), Buffy Cappa (Mike), Mark Henderson, Eric Henderson (Karen) Monica Johnson (David), James Henderson, Matt Bowden and Tim Bowden; great grandmother of Sebastian, Quincy, Chloe, Hailey, Abbey, Sophia, Liam, Erica, Sarah, Jeffrey and Claire.

            A native of Michigan, Emaline was an active member of St Mary’s Parish for over 60 years Fullerton, as a Eucharistic Minister, visiting the sick at nursing homes and in assisted living facilities, helping drive the Sisters of Orange to appointments, teaching CCD and any other jobs that were needed, Her faith permeated her life, and she and her husband made several trips to the Holy Land. She was extremely devoted to Joe and fiercely loyal when it came to her family. Her children and grand children meant the world to her. She opened her heart and home to all her family and was happiest when surrounded by them. She was a, loving, forgiving, long suffering woman who would go out of her way to help others. After Joe’s death in 2003 she moved to Santa Rosa to be closer to her daughter, Donna.

            Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 12:00 p.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1244 St Francis Rd, Santa Rosa. Interment will be at Holy Sepulcher, in Orange, CA.

            If desired donations in her memory may be made to the United Cerebral Palsy, 1660 L St NW # 700. Washington, DC 20036 or to Friends House, 684 Benicia Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95409. Daniels Chapel of the Roses Funeral & Cremation Services 525-3730.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Emaline Isabella Henderson (SS# issued in CA) was born 5 Apr 1920, last residence Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., CA.

            We included the obituary of her brother Donald W. Alford in Arizona Obituaries.

            Her lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Emaline Isabella 1920 MI1, Robert 1895 MI2, James 1853 Canada3, Thomas 1825 Ireland4.

 

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EMILY STANLEY ALFORD ATKINSON

 

MERCURY NEWS

San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA—29 September 1919

 

            In San Jose, Cal., September 27, 1919, Emily Atkinson, wife of the late William H. Atkinson and dearly beloved mother of George Alford, Mrs. Carrie Rice, Mrs. Ella Stinger [sic: Stenger on gravestone], Mrs. Lottie Ganong and Mrs. Minnie Thomas and loving sister of Robert and George Stanley and grandmother of Mrs. Violet Shafer, Lottie and Ernest Verser, Denzel, Thomas and Robert Ganong [should probably be Denzel Thomas and Robert Ganong], a native of California, aged 65 years, 9 months and 15 days.

            Friends are invited to attend the funeral tomorrow (Tuesday), Sept. 30, 1919, at 8:30 o’clock a.m., from her late residence, 234 Walnut street, thence to St. Joseph’s church, where a requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul, commencing at 9 o’clock. Interment Oak Hill cemetery.

 

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Photos from Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA —www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Kathi and Teresa

 

AAFA NOTES: Her birth date calculated from her age at death is 12 Dec 1853.

            Her memorial at Find A Grave says: “Emily was first married to Mr. Alford and the mother of Ella, Carrie, and George Alford, then she was married to William Atkinson and the mother of Lottie and Minnie Atkinson. She was the sister of George and Robert Stanley.”

            In 1910, San Jose Ward 4, Santa Clara Co., CA, family #69, she is listed as Emma Atkinson, age 52 CA (2nd marriage 21 years, 5 children, 5 living), with her daughters Ella Alford, 26 CA, and Minnie M. Thomas, 20 CA (1st marriage 5 years, 1 child, 1 living) and Minnie’s son Denzil A. Thomas, 1 CA. Emma’s parents were both born in NY.

 

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EMMA JANE ALFORD DE BERRY

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—11 November 1949

 

            De Berry, Emma J., beloved wife of William D. De Berry, sister of Clara V. Alford, Leona Brown, Eula Driver, Helen Cooper, George W., Stanley and Harrison Alford.

            Services Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Little Church of the Flowers.

            Forest Lawn Mortuary in charge.

 

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Photo from Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA,—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jon Reeves

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her sister Clara Violet Alford in this compilation.

            CA Deaths lists Emma Jane Deberry, died 9 Nov 1949 in Los Angeles Co., born 5 Aug 1866 in IN, mother’s maiden name Chandler, father’s surname Alford.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of John & Mary Alford of Frederick County VA.

            Her lineage: Emma Jane 1866 IN, James Madison 1841 IN2, George Washington 1817 IN2, James 1791 VA3, John 1768 VA4, Thomas 1736 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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EMMA WATSON ALFORD MATTINGLY

Great-Aunt of Edward Doyle Alford, AAFA #1031, and Jack Gordon Alford, AAFA #1273

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Monday, 12 February 1962

 

            The Rosary for Mrs. Emma Mattingly, 79, of 3111 Quince St., who died Saturday [February 10] at her home, will be recited at 7:30 tonight in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. A Requiem Mass will be said at 9 a.m. tomorrow in the church and burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, with Ryan-Sullivan & Bradley Woolman Mortuary in charge.

            Mrs. Mattingly was born in Kentucky and lived here 48 years.

            Surviving are her husband, Edward B.; three sisters, including Mrs. Pearl Wright of San Diego, three grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Holy Cross Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Claire Wigley

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Gus Walden Alford and Pearl Virginia Alford Wright in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her mother, Laura Watson Conrad Alford; and brothers Allison Otto Alford and Lonnie Erwin Alford Sr. in Oklahoma Obituaries.

            Emma was the daughter of John Hardin Alford and his second wife, Laura Watson.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            Her lineage: Emma Watson 1882 KY1, John Hardin 1841 KY2, Joseph 1812 KY3, Achilles 1772 VA or NC4, John before 1750 VA?5.

 

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ETHEL BEATRICE ALFORD

 

RECORD SEARCHLIGHT

Redding, Shasta Co., CA—Monday, 4 May 1992

 

            Services for Bea Alford, 76, of Redding will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Lake Redding Park.

            Family members will officiate.

            Burial will be at Kohler Lawn Cemetery in Nampa, Idaho.

            Mrs. Alford died Friday, May 1, 1992, at Applewood Inn care center in Redding.

            Born July 1, 1915, in Plano, Idaho, she moved to Shasta County in 1978 from Salinas. She was a homemaker.

            She is survived by sons Richard of Redding, Robert of Eagle Point, Ore., and Dale of Salinas; sisters Lucille Noe and Donna Smith, both of Boise, Idaho and Magie Wilson of Roy, Utah; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3290 Bechelli Lane, Redding, CA 96002.

            Arrangements are being handled by McDonald’s Redding Chapel.

 

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RECORD SEARCHLIGHT

Redding, Shasta Co., CA—Tuesday, 5 May 1992

 

            Services for Bea Alford, 76, of Redding will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Lake Redding Park.

            In addition to other survivors, she leaves a daughter, Norma K. Allen of Salinas.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            CA Deaths lists Ethel Beatrice Alford, born 1 July 1915 in ID, died 1 May 1992 in Shasta Co., mother’s maiden name Hansen.

 

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ETHEL L. DAVENPORT ALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—24 December 1969

 

            Alford, Ethel D., beloved aunt of Mrs. Helen Koester, Mrs. Blanche D. Murphy, Dale Davenport, Mrs. C.R. Hallowell and Milton C. Alford.

            Services 3 p.m. Saturday, in the Little Church of the Flowers, Forest Lawn – Glendale. Forest lawn Mortuary.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Milton Clark Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            CA Deaths lists Ethel D. Alford, died 23 Dec 1969 in Los Angeles Co., born 10 Jan 1881 in IA, mother’s maiden name Kimmel.

 

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ETHEL M. ALFORD

 

THE PRESS ENTERPRISE

Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—Wednesday, 10 November 1999

 

            Ethel M. Alford, 101, died of heart disease Sunday [November 7] at Hemet Stanford Lodge in Hemet [Riverside Co., CA].

            Inurnment will be in Riverside Cemetery in Rochester, N.Y. McWane Family Funeral Home in Hemet is handling arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford, who was born in Rochester, lived in Hemet 30 years after living in Los Angeles for 20 years. She was a homemaker.

            She is survived by a niece, Mildred Hartman of Rochester.

            The family suggests memorial contributions to Hemet Hospice.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ethel M. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 13 Nov 1897, last residence Rochester, Monroe Co., NY.

 

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ETTA JULIA ALFORD BEAIRD

 

VISALIA TIMES-DELTA

Visalia, Tulare Co., CA—Thursday, 1 December 2005

 

            Etta Julia Beaird, 73, of Farmersville [Tulare Co.] passed from this life on Nov. 29, 2005, and went home to be with the Lord. She was born on Dec. 11, 1931, in Traver. In 1948, she married Robert Beaird. They resided in Tulare County.

            Etta is survived by two brothers, Delbert Alford of Visalia and Tom Dewitt of Fresno; three daughters; Barbara Adams and Betty Johnson both of Exeter; and Patricia Newell of Farmersville. She later adopted two precious little girls. They were her pride and joy, Brittney and Christina Williamson of Farmersville. She had seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends.

            Graveside services will be 9 a.m. Friday at Visalia District Cemetery. Arrangements are by Evans-Miller Exeter Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Etta J. Beaird (SS# issued in OR), last residence Farmersville, Tulare Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her brother William W. Alford in this compilation.

            CA Births lists Julia Etta Alford, born 11 Dec 1931 in Tulare Co., mother’s maiden name Fry.

 

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EUGENE KENNETH ALFORD

 

CHICO ENTERPRISE-RECORD

Chico, Butte Co., CA—Thursday, 5 December 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

            A service for Eugene Kenneth Alford, 55 of Magalia, will be held at 2 pm Saturday at the Chapel of the Pines Funeral Home.

            He died Monday, Dec. 2, 1996 at a Chico Hospital of natural causes.

            On Nov. 30. 1941, he was born in Somerville, Mass. to Theodore and Mertie Alford.

            He married Frances Andrews on Nov. 23, 1959 in Dorchester, Mass.

            He owned & operated G and F Machinery & Fabrication Inc. of Cucamonga for 20 years.

            Survivors include his wife Frankie of Magalia; two daughters, Elizbeth Gosnell of Saluda, N.C., & Joyce Coomes of Rancho Santa Marguertia [sic]; son, Frank of Magalia; brother Terrance of West Peabody, Mass.; four sisters, Marian Bisbee, Janice Conniff, Teresa Fowler and Dolores Wood of Wrenthan, Mass.; and four grandchildren.

            Cremation will take place at Chapel of the Pines. Inurnment will be private.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Eugene K. Alford (SS# issued in MA), last residence Magalia, Butte Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Frances “Frankie” Andrews Alford, in this compilation.

            CA Deaths lists Eugene Kenneth Alford, same birth and death dates and places, mother’s maiden name Houghton.

            In 1930, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, Theodore Alford, age 23 b. FL (parents b. England and MA), is living with his wife Mertie, 19 MA. They had been married about a year.

            In 1920, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, Theodore Alford, age 13 b. FL, is living with his parents, James Alford, age 54 b. England (immigrated 1883), and Rose 33 MA; and 9 siblings.

            In 1910, Belmont, Middlesex Co., MA, Theodore Alford, age 3 b. FL, is living with his parents, James A. Alford, 44 b. ME (parents b. England), and Rose 24 MA (parents b. France and Ireland); 2 older siblings b. in FL, 2 younger siblings b. in MA, and brother-in-law of James, Louis Fresard. It was the first marriage for both James and Rose, and they’d been married 6 years, with 5 children, 5 living.

            His lineage: Eugene Kenneth 1941 MA1, Theodore 1907 FL2, James A. 1866 England3.

 

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EUGENIA R. “JEAN” MOGLIA ALFORD

 

CONTRA COSTA TIMES

Walnut Creek, Contra Costa Co., CA—Sunday, 16 February 2003

 

            Eugenia ‘Jean’ Alford—Born in San Francisco, September 4, 1923 and a resident of Pittsburg the past 18 years, passed away February 12, 2003. She was a prior resident of Martinez and Concord.

            A clerk for Contra Costa County Hall of Records in Martinez, 1952-1962, and a typist at the Tracy Army Depot, 1968-1977.

            A parishioner of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Pittsburg and a prior parishioner of Saint Catherine of Siena Church in Martinez. A 1942 graduate of Alhambra High, past member of Native Daughters of the Golden West, a volunteeer at Los Medanos Hospital, the Pittsburg Police Department, and a member of the Club 55 Bowling League in Pittsburg.

            Survived by her husband of 59 years, Edward ‘Jim’ Alford; sons, Robert and wife Kim of Concord, John and wife Anna of Fairfield; a brother, Louis Moglia of Pittsburg; six grandchildren, Bonnie, Steve and wife Jody, Lucy, Andrea, Katie, and Elizabeth; and one great grandchild, Madelynn.

            Funeral Mass on Wednesday, February 19, 2003, 10:00 a.m. at Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Martinez. Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Lafayette.

            Memorial gifts to Mt. Diablo Regional Cancer Center, 2540 East Street, Concord, CA 94520, Attn: Norma Brink.

            Connolly & Taylor (925) 228-4700

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Eugenia Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Pittsburg, Contra Costa Co., CA.

            CA Births lists Eugenia R. Moglia, born 4 Sept 1923 in San Francisco, mother’s maiden name Chiappin.

 

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EULA A. HALLFORD

 

MODESTO BEE

Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA—Wednesday, 12 October 1994

 

Eula A. Hallford

July 10, 1912 - Oct. 11, 1994

 

            Eula A. Hallford, 82, of Ceres died Tuesday [October 11] at Casa de Modesto, Modesto.

            Mrs. Hallford was a native of Hughes County, Okla. She lived in Ceres three years. She was a licensed vocational nurse for 40 years; she last worked for Tracy Nursing Home. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.

            She is survived by her children, Bill Hallford of Ceres, Frank Hallford of Northridge and Don Hallford of Arkansas; and six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

            Services and burial in Okmulgee, Okla. No public visitation. The McHenry Chapel of Franklin & Downs in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            CA Deaths lists Eula A. Hallford, born 10 July 1912 in OK and died 11 Oct 1994 in Stanislaus Co., mother’s maiden name Peters.

 

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EULA FOLAND ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY NEWS

Springfield, MO—Sunday, 27 June 1982

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997, with MO obituaries

 

CHICO [Butte Co.], CA—Memorial services for Eula Foland Alford, 61, Chico, CA, were Saturday afternoon in Chico.

            Mrs. Alford died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Enlow Hospital, Chico, after a long illness. She grew up in Stone County [MO] and moved to California in the 1940’s.

            Survivors include her husband, J.S.; two sons, Larry and Robert, both of the state of California; and five sisters, Mrs. Lera Leonard and Mrs. Zola Eutsler, both of Springfield, Mrs. Luella Schupbach, Spokane, Mrs. Dorothy Perkins, Billings, and Mrs. Mildred Parsons, Sheldon.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eula Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 11 May 1921 and died _____ June 1982, last residence not listed.

            CA Births lists Larry Keith Alford, born 5 July 1948, and Robert Bruce Alford, born 11 Apr 1952, both in Butte Co., mother’s maiden name Foland.

 

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EULETA LORRAINE THOMAS HALFORD

 

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY TRIBUNE

West Covina, Los Angeles Co., CA—Sunday, 18 April 2010

 

            Euleta L. Halford, Born 9/15/1928 in Texas, a resident of Azusa, CA passed away on 4/13/2010. She was predeceased by her husband Warren and is survived by her sons Tom, Larry and Fletcher Halford, her daughter Linda McCartney, by grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Please contact Oakdale Memorial Park for service details.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Euleta Lorraine Halford, (SS# issued in CA), last residence Azusa, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Warren Herbert Halford, in this compilation. He died less than a month before Euleta.

            CA Births lists the births of her children from 1946–1955, all with mother’s maiden name Thomas: Linda May, Tommy Doyle, Roger Dale, Fletcher Bradbury, and Lawrence Gene Halford.

 

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EUNICE ANN ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Monday, 13 March 1972

 

            Graveside services for Mrs. Eunice A. Alford, 57, of 1145 Summer Ave., El Cajon, will be at 9 a.m. today in Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery with Rogers Mortuary directing.

            Mrs. Alford, a native of Missouri, died Friday [March 10] in a hospital. She was a county resident 43 years.

            She is survived by one son, Barry; three sisters, and two grandchildren.

 

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SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Sunday, 12 March 1972

 

            Alford—Eunice. Mother of Barry Alford. Sister of Nova Oliver, Beulah Jefferies and Valdon Kagen. 2 grandchildren. Graveside Services 9 a.m. Mon. Ft. Rosecrans. Rogers Mortuary.

 

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Photo from Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Claxton

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eunice A. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 6 March 1915 and died _____ March 1972, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her husband, Roy Carl Alford, in this compilation.

 

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EVA ANN LUNSTED ALFORD

 

TIMES-HERALD

Vallejo, Solano Co., CA—Wednesday, 5 October 2005

 

            Eva A. Alford, 72, passed away Sept. 19 in San Francisco.

            She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Elsie Lunsted; and nephews, Carl Eric and Mark Lunsted.

            She was born in San Francisco but resided in and attended schools in Vallejo, graduating with the Vallejo High School class of 1951.

            She moved to South Lake Tahoe, Calif. in 1969, where she worked as a nurse’s secretary for the South Lake Tahoe Unified School District. She moved to Gardnerville, Nev., in 2002 where she resided until her death.

            At her request, no services will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Passalacqua Funeral Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eva A. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 22 May 1933, last residence Gardnerville, Douglas Co., NV.

            CA Births lists Eva Ann Lunsted, born 22 May 1933 in San Francisco Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Hansen.

 

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EVADINE ROZELL BELL ALFORD

 

MODESTO BEE

Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA—Sunday, 29 April 2007

 

Nov. 12, 1939 - April 26, 2007

 

            Evadine Rozell Alford, age 67, passed away in Modesto. A native of Holden, MO, she came to Modesto in 1951. She was a teacher at Sylvan Union School District for over 30 years.

            She is survived by her husband, Joe Alford of Modesto; son, Eric Alford of Foresthill; two step-daughters, Gail Jarboe of Modesto and Donna Merkel of Hawaii; four brothers, Isaac W. Bell II of Haymarket, VA, Lindle Bell of Lodi, William D. Bell of Fruitland Park, FL and Densil R. Bell of Roseville; and one sister, Glenda Jean Pierce of Peoria, AZ....

            Services private, under the direction of Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates Evadine Rozell Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Joseph Burns Alford, in this compilation.

 

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EVELYN CATHERINE ALFORD STENGER BRADBURY

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Wednesday, 28 December 2005

 

            Evelyn Catherine Bradbury, 85, of San Diego, CA died Saturday, December 24, 2005. Evelyn, the third of seven children, was born January 12, 1920 in Imperial, California. She moved to San Diego in 1931 and graduated from Our Lady of Peace Academy in 1936. In 1940 she met Carrol Stenger and they were married May 25, 1941. They had four children. In 1956 the family started their own business, Aladdin Trailer Supplies, in the Kensington area of San Diego. She worked there with her husband for 25 years while raising their children. She was active with her Pi Sigma Phi Sorority and her Bridge Club and also enjoyed many family camping/RV trips. Her husband Carrol died in 1983.

            She later married Gerald Bradbury, on October 17, 1987. Together, Gerald and Evelyn traveled in their motorhome all over the country. The family’s annual Thanksgiving “campout” in the desert was a favorite event. Evelyn was especially proud of and enjoyed being with her family. Evelyn was known for her happy, smiling, friendly, optimistic outlook on everything and her unending desire to help others.

            Evelyn was preceded in death by her first husband of 32 years, Carrol, and four brothers - Bob, Bill, Chet and Tom Alford.

            Evelyn is survived by her husband of 18 years, Gerald (Brad); brother Jack Alford; sister Genevieve (Joan Marie) Alford; son Ronald and his wife Rachelle Stenger; son Donald Stenger; daughter Joan and her husband Paul Anderson; daughter Catherine and her husband Gregory Reynolds; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

            Viewing will be from 5 - 8 p.m., Thursday, December 29, 2005 at Goodbody Mortuary. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. following the Rosary at 9:30 a.m. in Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Mira Mesa, Friday, December 30, 2005.

            Burial will be at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery, Saturday, December 31, 2005. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4950 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 250, San Diego, CA 92123. Goodbody Mortuary, 619 582-1700, is handling the arrangements. Please sign the guest book at obituaries.uniontrib.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Evelyn C. Bradbury (SS# issued in CA), last residence San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of her parents Chester Arthur Alford Sr. and Evelyn T. Bell Alford; and brothers Chester Arthur “Chet” Alford Jr., Robert Earl Alford, Thomas H. Alford, and William Joseph Alford in this compilation.

            CA Births lists Evelyn Alford, born 12 Jan 1920 in Imperial Co., mother’s maiden name Bell.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Evelyn Catherine 1920 CA1, Chester Arthur 1887 LA2, Sidney Peterson 1857 AL3, Isaac Hinton 1807 NC4, Peyton ???? NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC6.

 

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EVELYN HECLA NEGHERBON ALFORD

 

CONTRA COSTA TIMES

Walnut Creek, Contra Costa Co., CA—Monday, 11 June 2007

 

Evelyn Alford (Negherbon)

June 20, 1915 - June 6, 2007

Former Resident of Martinez

 

            Evelyn was born to Valentino and Josephine Negherbon, Italian immigrants in Hecla, Montana. She was one of three children, Rudy, Evelyn and Paul. In 1920 the family moved to a rural part of Martinez on Veale Ave., in Mt. View. The family owned a small farm, raising their own food along with a vineyard. Homes, a subdivision and park now cover the family property.

            Evelyn married Lewis E. Alford (d. 1997) in 1936 and lived in the house that he built for 71 years. Lewis and Evelyn were active participants in the community, organizing and building the first Little League Park and Mt. View Community Center. They were also committed to action, with March of Dimes and other social organizations. Lewis’s talent for construction, of any type, was continually offered to friends and neighbors alike. Evelyn and Lewis returned what they deemed their own good fortune, back to the community.

            Evelyn and Lewis leave two children, Linda Wolfe (Napa) and Marklin Alford (Pacifica); three grandchildren, Timothy Ackers, Michael Ackers and Anthony Vargas Wyatt; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Her extended family included nieces and nephews and their children who considered Aunt Ev the matriarch of the family.

            A memorial celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, June 14 from 4-6 p.m. at the Mangia Bene Restaurant, 1170 Arnold Drive, Martinez, CA 94553, (925) 228-9123. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Lewis and Evelyn Alford Scholarship, Alhambra Union High School, 150 E St., Martinez, CA 94553.

            She will be missed by more than just her immediate family. Evelyn’s generosity, happy smile and wise and sage advice leave her family and friends with fond memories of a life well served. Arrangements are under the direction of the Claffey and Rota Funeral Home in Napa.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Evelyn H. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Martinez, Contra Costa Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Lewis Everet Alford, in this compilation.

            A family tree posted by Evelyn’s daughter on Ancestry.com provides her middle name.

 

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EVELYN T. BELL ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Friday, 4 July 1975

 

            Recitation of the Rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in Goodbody’s Boulevard Chapel for Mrs. Evelyn T. Alford, 85, of 3820 38th St. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Monday in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, followed by burial in Holy Cross Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford, who died Wednesday [July2] in a hospital, was a native of Los Angeles and a San Diego resident for 43 years. She was a member of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, the Altar Society of the church and the Balboa Park and Redwood Bridge clubs.

            She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Stenger of San Diego and Sister Joann Marie Alford of Riverside; five sons, including John S., Robert E. and William J., all of San Diego, and Chester A. of El Cajon; a sister; 18 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

 

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SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Saturday, 5 July 1975

 

            Alford, Evelyn T. Mother of Mrs. Evelyn Stenger. Sister Joan Marie Alford, CSJ, Thomas H., Chester A., John S., Richard E. and Cmdr William J. Alford, Sister of Mrs. Jack Cassidy. 18 Grandchildren. 13 Great Grandchildren.

            Recitation of the Rosary Sun evening 6:30 o’clock Goodbody’s Blvd Chapel funeral Mass Mon morning 9 o’clock, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Evelyn Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 13 Feb 1890 and died _____ July 1975, last residence San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

             See the obituaries of her husband, Chester Arthur Alford Sr.; and children Chester Arthur “Chet” Alford Jr., Evelyn Catherine Alford Stenger Bradbury, Robert Earl Alford, William Joseph Alford, and Thomas H. Alford in this compilation.

 

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EVERETT WALDEN ALFORD

Uncle of Jack Gordon Alford, AAFA #1273

 

Everett Walden Alford, Roy Clark Alford, their father Gus Walden Alford, and Clell Erwin Alford

Photo from Jack Alford—used with permission

 

EVENING TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Friday, 19 January 1990

 

            Services for Everett W. Alford, 87, of Yucca Valley [San Bernardino Co.], Calif., formerly of Chula Vista, were today in Pacific Beach Mortuary. Burial was in El Camino Memorial Park. He died Tuesday in his home.

            Mr. Alford was born in Kentucky and lived in the county for 46 years before moving to Yucca Valley about five years ago. He had retired from Western Lumber Co. Inc.

            Survivors include his wife, Anna Lou; three sons, Art of Arizona, and Don and Gene, both of San Diego; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

 

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SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Friday, 19 January 1990

 

            Alford, Everett W., 86, died Jan 16, 1990.

            Survived by wife Anna Lou, 3 sons Arthur, Donald & Gene, 8 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren.

            Services Fri. 2 P.M. Pacific Beach Mortuary. Interment El Camino Memorial Park. Donations to the Children’s Hospital appreciated.

 

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Photo from El Camino Memorial Park, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Chris & Candy L.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Everett W. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 24 Sept 1903, last residence Spring Valley, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Anna Lou Mascho Alford; parents, Gus Walden Alford and Verna Moredock Alford Williams; and brothers Clell Erwin Alford and Everett Walden Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            His lineage: Everett Walden 1903 KY1, Gus Walden 1884 KY2, John Hardin 1841 KY3, Joseph 1812 KY4, Achilles 1772 VA or NC5, John before 1750 VA?6.

 

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FLOELLA HALFORD MILLER

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Thursday, 4 March 2004

 

            Graveside services for Floella Miller, 76, of Fresno will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Clovis Cemetery. Mrs. Miller, a retired nurse’s aide, died Monday. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. today at Clovis Funeral Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Floella Miller (SS# issued in TX) was born 30 August 1927, last residence Clovis, Fresno Co., CA.

            We included the obituaries of her brothers Leo Jefferson Halford in Texas Obituaries; and Loyd Franklin Halford in New Mexico Obituaries.

 

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FLORA HATTIE ALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—15 July 1951

 

            Funeral services for Miss Flora H. Alford, schoolteacher, will be conducted tomorrow at 3 p.m. in Pierce Bros. Los Angeles Chapel with interment in Rosedale Cemetery.

            Born in Tennessee, she came here 54 years ago and lived at 1513 S. Westmoreland Ave. At the time of her death she was a teacher at Fremont Elementary School.

            She leaves two sisters, Miss Fannie A. and Miss Helen V. Alford, and a brother, Edwin W. Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: CA Deaths lists Flora Hattie Alford, died 14 July 1951 in Los Angeles Co., born 5 July 1892 in Tennessee, mother’s maiden name Schultz.

            See the obituary of her brother Edwin William Alford, including census reports, in this compilation.

            Her lineage: Flora Hattie 1892 TN1, William 1865 Canada2.

 

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FLORENCE EMILY “BUNNY” NEBEL ALFRED

 

[A very similar article was published in the Chicago (IL) Tribune on 18 May 2009.]

 

THE CHRONICLE

San Francisco, CA—Sunday, 3 May 2009

 

October 22, 1919 - April 29, 2009

 

            Florence Emily “Bunny” Nebel Alfred was born in Chicago, IL to Kurt and Rose Nebel on October 22, 1919 and was the fourth daughter of a family of 12 children. Bunny moved to San Francisco in the early 40’s where she met and married William Jerome (Jerry) Alfred. They had five children: Joseph Timothy (wife, Kate), Kurt Michael (wife, Mary), John Patrick (wife, Ruth), Mary Casey (husband, Jim) and Kathleen Kelly (husband, Steve). Around 1947 they moved their expanding family to San Mateo, where Bunny spent most of her life. She was passionate about her commitment to family, her church, St. Gregory’s and her incredible circle of friends.

            Bunny is survived by her children Tim, Kurt, Casey and Kelly; her son Pat preceded her in death in 1984. She is also survived by her grandchildren and great grandchildren; Sean Alfred, Heather Rankin, Zachary Rankin, Tonya Alfred, Tricia Alfred, Matthew Heuer, Katie Heuer, Paige Sample and Emily Sample. She is additionally survived by siblings and their spouses, brother Joe Nebel (wife, Pat), sister Dorothy LeBeau (husband, Dick), sister Marge Pavletic (husband, Joe), brother Kurt Nebel and many, many nieces and nephews.

            There will be a viewing at Sneider Sullivan & O’Connell’s, 977 S. El Camino Real San Mateo on Monday, May 4th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. followed by a Rosary. Mass will be held on Tuesday, May 5th at 11:00 a.m. St Gregory’s Church, 2715 Hacienda, San Mateo; the Mass will be followed by a luncheon reception in the St. Gregory’s Church Center. Friends and their families are invited to join us in celebrating her life. Donations may be made to American Cancer Society or to Catholic Charities. Flowers should be sent to Sneider & Sullivan & O’Connell’s Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Florence Emily Alfred (SS# issued in IL), last residence Pagosa Springs, Archuleta Co., CO [?].

            The last paragraph of the obituary published in the Chicago Tribune substituted this text: “Mass will be held on Monday, May 18 at 11:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 8245 W. 111th St., Palos Hills [Cook Co., IL].

 

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FLORENCE HIGLEY HALFORD

 

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Santa Ana, Orange Co., CA—11 June 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Florence Halford, 79, of Placentia, a retired waitress, died Sunday. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Yorba Linda. Services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial at Westminster Memorial Park. Arrangements by McAulay & Wallace Mortuary, Fullerton.

            Survived by her husband, Ralph; daughters, Jean Stoddart and Ellen Nicolson; stepdaughter, Dolores Lucas; brothers, Warren, Lloyd and Leo Higley; 10 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Florence H. Halford (SS# issued in CA) was born 1 June 1912 and died 9 June 1991, last residence not listed.

 

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FOREST LEON ALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—20 February 1906

 

BAKERSFIELD, Feb. 19—Forest L. Alford, Deputy District Attorney of Kern county, died yesterday morning [February 19] at Bakersfield from an attack of heart failure, following an illness dating from Saturday night. The deceased was a prominent attorney and politician of the Southern San Joaquin Valley and a member of a pioneer family whose home is in Tulare. He is a brother of W.H. Alford, member of the State Board of Equalization. He was a man of brilliant attainments, a public speaker of note, and was widely known throughout the State.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his brother William Hays Alford in this compilation.

            Forest Leon Alford was the son of Benjamin M. and Josephine M. Alford. For more information on this family, see AAFA Alford Genealogies, especially Known Descendants of Wiley Alford, 1783–1854.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Forest Leon 1870 CA1, Benjamin M. 1833 TN2, Wiley 1783 NC3, Jacob 1738 VA4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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FRANCES “FRANKIE” ANDREWS ALFORD

 

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE

Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—Thursday, 29 December 2005

 

            A memorial service will be held Friday, December 30th, at 12:30 p.m. at Stout Funeral Home in Temecula [Riverside Co.] for Frances “Frankie” Alford, a resident of Murrieta [Riverside Co.]. Frankie was born on Sept. 21, 1941 and peacefully moved on on Dec. 12, 2005.

            Frankie was an Escrow Officer for nearly 15 years and has been a resident of the Temecula/Murrieta area for the past 8 years. She was born in Boston, Mass. to Vera Neundorf and Frank Andrews.

            She is survived by her companion James Whittemore; her children, Elizabeth Byrd of Murrieta; Joyce Alford of Temecula and Frank Alford of Murrieta; her brothers, Barry Andrews, David Andrews, and Ray LeBlanc; her sisters, Patricia Rice and Barbara LeBlanc; and her grandchildren Anthony, Joshua, Alexandria, Ryan, and Christopher.

            A reception will follow the services at the home of Joyce Alford, 31373 Pahuta St., Temecula. In lieu of flowers, the family has set up a Memorial Fund in her honor to provide desperately needed prescription drugs for COPD patients like herself....

 

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PARADISE POST

Paradise, Butte Co., CA—Saturday, 14 January 2006

 

            A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 21st, at Old Magalia Church at 12:00 p.m. immediately followed by a reception, for Frances “Frankie” Alford, a former resident of Magalia. Frankie, born on Sept. 21, 1941, peacefully moved on on Dec. 17, 2005 comfortably in her residence in Murrieta, CA. Both Frankie and her husband, Eugene, will be placed in their final resting spot.

            Frankie was an Escrow Officer for nearly 15 years and has been a resident of the Temecula/Murrieta area for the past 8 years. She was born in Boston, Mass. to Vera Neundorf and Frank Andrews. Frankie lived with her husband, Eugene, in the Magalia/Paradise area for nearly 10 years prior to her move to Temecula.

            She is survived by her companion James Whittemore, her children, Elizabeth Byrd of Murrieta; Joyce Alford of Temecula; and Frank Alford of Murrieta; her brothers Barry Andrews, David Andrews, and Ray LeBlanc; her sisters Patricia Rice and Barbara Leblanc; and her grandchildren Anthony, Joshua, Alexandria, Ryan, and Christopher.

            In lieu of flowers, the family has set up a Memorial Fund in her honor to provide desperately needed prescription drugs for COPD patients like herself. Please contact Joyce Alford at (951) 506-4801 for further information.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frances E. Alford (SS# issued in MA) was born 21 Dec 1941 and died 17 Dec 2005, last residence Murrieta, Riverside.

            See the obituary of her husband, Eugene Kenneth Alford, in this compilation.

 

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FRANCES LUCERO ALFORD

 

FREE LANCE

Hollister, San Benito Co., CA—Thursday, 29 June 2006

 

 

            Frances Lucero Alford passed away last Saturday [June 24] at the age of 73 at the Santa Teresa-Kaiser Hospital in San Jose. She was born in Denver, Colorado and has lived in California for over 50 years; living in Hollister for the last 3 years. She was a member of Mission San Juan Bautista and had formerly sung in their choir. She was the wife of the late Raymond Alford, who died in 1996.

            Mother of Ken Alford, wife, Karolyn, of Monroe, WA, Tim Alford of San Jose, Jeff Alford, wife YingHua, of San Jose, Karen Soares, husband Frank, of Hollister, and the late Kim Alford; grandmother of Taylor Hoefler, Forrest Soares and Kallie Alford; sister of Ester Russell, Jerry Lucero, Renee Haughen, Rusty Crisp, Cliff Lucero, Rovan Clark, Sandy Herrera, Cris Lucero and Maureen Simmons. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

            Friends may meet at the Old Mission San Juan Bautista on Friday at 9:45 am to attend a Funeral Mass to be offered at 10 am. Graveside services and burial will follow at the Los Gatos Memorial Park.

            Contributions are preferred to the Diabetes Assn. Services provided by: Grunnagle-Ament-Nelson Funeral Home and Crematory

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frances Alford (SS# issued in CO) was born 7 Sept 1932, last residence Hollister, San Benito Co., CA.

 

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FRANK JOSEPH ALFORD

 

MERCED SUN-STAR

Merced, Merced Co., CA—Thursday, 5 March 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

            Frank Joseph Alford, a Chowchilla resident for 21 years, died Tuesday [March 3] at a Chowchilla health care facility. He was 90.

            He was born Sept. 29, 1907 in Bone Steel [sic: Bonesteel, Gregory Co.], S.D. He was a master mechanic for Morrison Knudsen Construction. He was a member of the Chowchilla Masonic Lodge and Ben Ali Shriners Temple in Sacramento.

            He was preceded in death by a stepson, Danny Hooten; a daughter, Margaret Nitzel; his parents; six brothers and sisters.

            Survivors include his wife, Jeanne Alford of Chowchilla; a daughter, Dori Putman of Missouri; one sister, Doris Griffin of Eureka; 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

            Services will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of Worden Funeral Chapel.

 

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FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—4 March 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Private services for Frank Joseph Alford, 90, of Chowchilla [Madera Co.], will be held under the direction of Worden Funeral Chapel.

            Mr. Alford, a master mechanic for Morrison Knudsen Construction Co., died Tuesday.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Frank J. Alford (SS# issued in CA) but list his birth date as 20 Sept 1907, last residence Chowchilla, Madera Co., CA.

 

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FRANK M. ALFORD

 

CONTRA COSTA TIMES

Walnut Creek, Contra Costa Co., CA—_____ October 1975

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1997

 

            Frank M. Alford, on October 23, 1975, in a Concord Hospital. A native of Tuolumne, California, aged 59 years. A 25 year resident of Concord. A Charter Member of the Concord Elks Lodge No. 1994, a member of Telephone Co. Pioneers, a member of St. Bonaventure’s Catholic Church. Last employed as a Supervisor, after 39 years service with Pacific Telephone.

            Survived by his wife, Mary Alford of Concord, a daughter Candy Luce of Modesto and a daughter Mary Alford, of Concord; a son, Richard Alford of Pleasanton, 3 brothers, Charles of Pittsburg, Lewis of Martinez, and James of Tracy; 4 sisters, Theresa Blog of Martinez, Grace Day of Thornton, Tiney Mae Meeks of Livermore and Betty Buchan of Bellflower; also survived by 2 grandchildren.

            A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated last evening, at St. Bonaventure’s Church. Services with Concord Elks Lodge No. 1994 officiating, will be held on Friday, October 24, at 2:00 p.m. at Ouimet Bros. Concord Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Family request memorials to the Heart Association.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frank Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 9 July 1916 and died _____ Oct 1975, last residence Concord, Contra Costa Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Elizabeth Mulroyan Alford; his father Charles Augustus Alford; and his brother Lewis Everet Alford in this compilation.

            His lineage: Frank M. 1916 CA1, Charles Augustus 1878 NV2, Charles 1849 AL3.

 

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FRED CLARENCE ALFORD

 

MODESTO BEE

Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA—Tuesday, 13 October 1987

 

            Fred Clarence Alford, 88, of Denair, died Sunday [October 11] in Turlock. Services: Funeral 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Allen Mortuary Chapel. Visitation 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the chapel. Burial at Turlock Memorial Park.

            Background: Native of Chino [San Bernardino Co.]. Lived in Turlock 29 years before moving to Denair in 1935. Retired farmer. Member of the Farm Bureau and Denair Senior Citizens.

            Survivors: Five children, John C. Alford of Aulander, N.C., Mary E. Moore of Winton, Thomas E. Alford of Orland, Roy L. Alford of San Bernardino and Sam E. Alford of Denair. Sister, Kate Maddux of Modesto. Fifteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

            Remembrances: Denair Friends Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 235, Denair 95316.

 

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Photo from Turlock Memorial Park, Turlock, Stanilaus Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Fred Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 29 Nov 1898, last residence Denair, Stanislaus Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Edna Charlotte Harlan Alford; son Samuel Edward Alford; father, John Thomas Alford; sisters Kathryn Ellen Alford Maddux and Tillie Mae Alford Price Commons; and cousin George Russell Alford in this compilation.

            CA Deaths lists Fred Clarence Alford, born 29 Nov 1898 in CA and died 11 Oct 1987 in Stanislaus Co., mother’s maiden name Fender.

            His lineage: Fred Clarence 1898 CA1, John Thomas 1859 WI2, Thomas Frederick 1832 England3.

 

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GAIL ANN ALFORD CLIFFORD

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—Thursday, 9 September 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Clifford, Gail Ann—Entered into eternal peace on Sunday, September 5, 1999, in Citrus Heights, CA at the age of 61. Born September 2, 1938 in Philadelphia, PA. As per Gail’s wishes, she will be cremated. Interment to be at East Lawn Cemetery.

            Loving wife of Donald James Clifford, mother of Mark Alan Clifford and daughter in law Laura Clifford, who reside in Penryn, mother of Coriann Fletcher and son in law John Fletcher of Galt, CA. Stepmother of Candi Claire Gester of Alamo, CA. Grandmother to Jacob and Brooke Fletcher and Brandon and Melissa Gester. Loving sister to Lois Wood of Dixon, CA.

            Gail’s hobbies included: gardening (especially roses), decorating, crafts, sewing, computer e-mailing her friends, movies and eating out. Gail worked for The Sacramento Bee for 39 years, selling advertising space to real estate companies and new home developers.

            Gail has requested that there be no memorial or funeral services. Friends and family will attend a celebration of her life at her home….

 

In another article, same source:

 

Gail Ann Clifford, 61, key member of Bee’s classified sales force

By Steve Gibson, Bee Staff Writer

 

            Gail Ann Clifford, who worked at The Bee for 39 years and was one of the newspaper’s top classified advertising sales representatives when she retired March l, died of cancer Sunday.

            She was 61.

            Mrs. Clifford was hired by The Bee in 1959 as a clerk in the business office and joined the classified ad department’s telephone sales force in 1965. She spent most of her career working the real estate desk.

            “Hundreds of people in the real estate industry over the years relied on Gail to make sure things got done right,” said Bee Advertising executive Gene Grant. “She was absolutely a stalwart.”

            One of her strengths was “the ability to build strong rapport with customers,” said her boss, Kathy Lewis, classified advertising manager. “They trusted her and turned to her for help with the advertising needs. She was just consistently a top performer.”

            Among her colleagues, Mrs. Clifford was known as much for her quick wit as for her willingness to share her knowledge of the business with new employees.

            “A joy to work with,” said co-worker Suzanne Jones. “The woman had more knowledge about newspaper advertising in her pinky finger than most people have in their brains.”

            But beyond her professional expertise, she “was the consummate lady—warm, friendly, gracious, loving, funny,” Jones said. “And Gail had a giggle that just wouldn’t quit. She just sparkled.”

            Born and reared in Philadelphia, one of two children of Alma Thomas Alford and Charles Alford, she graduated from Haddon Heights High School in 1955. She worked at three typist-receptionist jobs in the Philadelphia area before moving to Sacramento in 1959.

            In 1961, she married Don Clifford, a career employee at the state Department of Motor Vehicles. There were married 38 years.

            In addition to her husband, who resides in Citrus Heights, survivors include a daughter, Coriann Fletcher of Galt; a son, Mark Alan Clifford of Penryn; a stepdaughter, Candi Claire Gester of Alamo; a sister, Lois Wood of Dixon; and four grandchildren.

            Her husband said no services are planned.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gail A. Clifford (SS# issued in NJ), last residence not listed.

 

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GARY FRANK “TEX” ALFORD

 

Gary Frank Tex Alford

Posted to his Find A Grave memorial by K. Alford, Gary’s sister xxx– permission requested 6/30/2013 thru Edit

 

EVENING TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Saturday, 3 August 1991

 

            Services for Gary F. Alford, 35, of Clairemont, were today in El Camino Mortuary. Burial was in El Camino Memorial Park. He died Wednesday in a hospital.

            Mr. Alford was born in Texas, lived in the county 23 years and was an engineering technician for Qualcomm Inc. He was a 1973 graduate of Clairemont High School, and graduated with honors from Mesa College.

            Survivors include his parents, L.D. and Patricia Alford of San Diego; two brothers, Donald B. of San Jose and Duke W. of San Diego; a sister, Kathryne N. Byrne of San Diego; and his paternal grandmother, Doris M. Alford of Oklahoma. The family suggested donations to the American Cancer Society.

 

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SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Thursday, 1 August 1991

 

            Alford, Gary F., passed away July 31, 1991. Son of L.D. and Patricia M. Alford. Brother of Donald B., Duke W. Alford and Kathryne N. Byrne. Uncle of Duke W. Alford Jr. and Elizabeth N. Alford. Grandson of Doris M. Alford and the late M. Deupree Alford.

            Funeral Services Sat. 10 a.m. El Camino Mortuary Chapel. Visitation Fri. 4-8 pm. Entombment El Camino Memorial Park. Contributions Amer. Cancer Society, SD Chapter. El Camino Mortuary Directors.

 

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Photo from El Camino Memorial Park, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Maggie Voyles

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Leary Dawell “Duke” Alford and Patricia Marion Bourg Alford in this compilation.

            CA Deaths lists Gary Frank Alford, born 27 Sept 1955 in TX, died 31 July 1991 in San Diego Co., mother’s maiden name Bourg.

 

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GENEVA HUNT ALFORD

 

[Geneva died in CA, but we are also including her obituary in Georgia Obituaries because she has close ties to GA and is buried there.]

 

MOULTRIE OBSERVER

Moultrie, Colquitt Co., GA—Sunday, 31 October 2004

 

BREA, Calif.—Geneva Hunt Alford, 69, formerly of Moultrie, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004, at Kindred Hospital in Brea, Calif.

            The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Live Oak Baptist Church.... Burial will follow at St. James Pallbearers Cemetery No. 2 [Moultrie, Colquitt Co., GA]. Charlie Alford, Jack Alford, Little D. Alford, Tony Alford, Danny Alford and Derek Alford will serve as pallbearers.

            Mrs. Alford was born Jan. 24, 1935, in Moultrie, the daughter of the late Henry and Eula Elam Hunt.

            Survivors include her husband, Daniel Alford Jr.; 11 children, Delores Dupree, Cora Alford, Mary Leoma Blanton, Diane Dupree, Dannie Alford, Cynthia Alford, Evelyn Alford, Sharon Cornell, Derek Alford, Darren Alford and Denise Le’Flore; six brothers, Tommy Hunt, Leroy Hunt, Clyde Hunt, Artie Hunt, Marvin Hunt and Irvin Hunt; sisters-in-law, Sarah Hunt, Pearlie Ann Hunt, Maggie Hunt, Rachel Hunt, Betty Hunt, Lucille Hunt and Vade Hunt; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

            Luke Strong and Son Mortuary in Moultrie will be in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Geneva Alford (SS# issued in NJ), but list her birth date as 23 Jan 1935, last residence Garden Grove, Orange Co., CA.

 

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GENEVIEVE ARD ALFORD

Mother of Agnes Jean Alford Pavlokis, AAFA #1322

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Thursday, 15 May 2003

 

Jan. 25, 1921-May 13, 2003

 

            Genevieve A. Alford, 82, of Poway died Tuesday. She was born in Husser, La., and was a homemaker.

            Survivors include her daughters, Peggy Olivier of Poway, Joyce Nasella of La Jolla and Agnes Pavlakis of Concord; sons, Stephen of Katy, Texas, Andrew of Bettechase, La., and Thomas of Cameron, N.C.; sister, Leona Botkin of Metairie, La.; brother, Clarence Ard of Buglusia, Miss.; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

            Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. today, with rosary at 7 p.m., Poway Bernardo Mortuary, 13243 Poway Road, Poway.

            Mass: 11 a.m. tomorrow, St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 15546 Pomerado Road, Poway.

            Donations: American Heart Association, 3640 Fifth Ave., San Diego, CA 92103.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Genevieve A. Alford (SS# issued in LA), last residence Poway, San Diego Co., CA.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Moses Alford b. about 1810.

            Her husband’s lineage: Odis Alba 1913 LA1, Andrew J. 1875 LA2, William Richard 1832 LA3, Moses 1810 LA4.

 

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GEORGE L. ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Saturday, 9 December 1916

 

DEATHS

 

            In this city, Dec. 7, 1916, George Alford, husband of Hattie Alford, and father of Ray Alford of Lemon Grove; a native of Pennsylvania, aged 49 years.

            Friends and members of the E.P.O.E. and I.O.O.F. are invited to attend funeral services to be hald at Bradley & Woolman’s chapel, C stree, corner of Seventh, Monday, Dec. 11, 1916, at 10 o’clock a.m., under the auspices of La Mesa Lodge No. 407, F.&A.M., Rev. C.L. Frost assisting. Interment Masonic cemetery.

 

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SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Sunday, 17 December 1916

 

            George Alford died at Agnew hospital a week ago last Thursday, after a long illness. He was one of the prominent citizens and successful orchardists of Lemon Grove, a director of the Fruit Growers’ Association and a trustee of the Congregational Church. He had a large circle of friends who deeply mourn his departure.

            He is survived by a widow, son Ray, a student at Berkeley, a sister in Tennessee, and other relatives.

            The funeral was held last Monday and was in charge of the Masonic lodge of La Mesa, of which the deceased was a member…. The interment was in the Masonic cemetery.

 

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SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Sunday, 10 December 1916

 

            George Alford, a long time resident of Lemon Grove and one of the most prominent orchardists, passed from this life at the Agnew Hospital last Thursday about noon. His wife, son Ray, and other relatives were with him at the last. The numerous friends of the family extend their sincere sympathy in their bereavement.

 

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SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Sunday, 24 December 1916

 

            Ray Alford will not return to his studies at Berkeley for this school year. He will take charge of the work on his mother’s fruit ranch.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2013/257/28906133_137930379689.jpg Photo from Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Chris & Candy L.

 

AAFA NOTES: In 1900 the family is living in Marietta, Washington Co., OH: George L. Alford, born Apr 1867 in PA (parents born PA); his wife Hattie L. Apr 1876 in WV; and son Ray M., Sept 1896 in OH. George and Hattie were married 5 years, and Hattie had 1 child, 1 living.

            In 1910 the family is living in Lemon Grove, San Diego Co., CA.

            From Ohio Births and Christenings Index, 1800–1962 (Ancestry.com): Ray Marvin Alford was born 26 Sept 1896 in Marietta, Washington Co., OH, the sonof Geo. L. Alford and Hattie McCabe.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s “Michael Alford Family” in About Alfords, July 1984.

            His lineage: George L. 1867 PA1, Thomas J. 1827 PA2, John A. 1790 on ship from Ireland3, Michael 1760 Ireland4.

 

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GEORGE RUSSELL ALFORD

 

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Santa Ana, Orange Co., CA—15 June 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Russell G. Alford, 95, of Laguna Beach, a retired refinery manager for Union Oil Co., died June 7 of natural causes. Services at noon today at Grace Lutheran Church, Huntington Beach. Burial at Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana.

            Survived by his daughter, Mary Davis; sons, John and James; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George R. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 18 May 1900, last residence El Segundo, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of his cousins Fred Clarence Alford and Kathryn Ellen Alford Maddux in this compilation.

            CA Deaths lists George Russell Alford, born 18 May 1901 in CA, died 7 June 1995 in Orange Co., mother’s maiden name Carpenter. This birth year is incorrect since he is listed on the 1900 census.

            In 1900, Westminster, Orange Co., CA: William Alford, age 35 b. Apr 1865 in MI (parents b. England); wife Mary 34 b. Dec 1860 in WI; 3 Almind stepchildren; and son Russell G. 0/12 b. May 1900 in CA. William and Mary were married 2 years, and Mary had 4 children, 4 living.

            In 1910, Westminster, Orange Co., CA: William Alford, age 47 b. WI (parents b. England); wife Mary L. 50 b. WI; son Russell 10 CA; and stepson Clayton Almind 18 CA. William (first marriage) and Mary (second marriage) were married 12 years, and Mary had 4 children, 4 living.

            On Russell George Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is 18, born 18 May 1900, living in Santa Ana, Orange Co., CA. Mrs. N.G. Alford, same address, is his nearest relative.

            CA Deaths lists William George Alford, born 2 Apr 1866 in WI, died 25 Aug 1941 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Hockings.

            In 1880, San Juan, Los Angeles Co., CA: He is probably the Willie Alford, age 15 WI, living with his father Thos. Alford, 48 WI (parents b. WI), widowed apiarist (beekeeper).

            In 1870, Mineral Point, Iowa Co., WI: Thomas G. Alford, 42 b. England, painter; William G. 5 WI.

            In 1860, Mineral Point, Iowa Co., WI: Thomas Alfred, 36 England; Mary 25 England; Elizabeth L. 3 WI; and John T. 1 WI.

            His lineage: George Russell 1900 CA1, William George 1866 WI2, Thomas Frederick 1832 England3.

 

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GERTRUDE CORNELIA ALFORD

 

RECORD SEARCHLIGHT

Redding, Shasta Co., CA—Tuesday, 14 April 2009

 

            Gertrude Alford, 88, of Redding died Monday [April 13] at Windsor Redding Care Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gertrude Cornelia Alford (SS# issued in NJ) was born 25 Aug 1920, last residence not listed.

 

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GLORIA ALFRED

 

TIMES-HERALD

Vallejo, Solano Co., CA—Tuesday, 3 June 2008

 

 

            Gloria Alfred, resident of Vallejo, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and cosmetologist, passed away May 24 surrounded by James, her beloved husband and their devoted family.

            A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Dan Scales Funeral Services, 107 W. Eight St., Pittsburg, (925) 439-5922.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gloria Alfrd (SS# issued in TX) was born 17 Apr 1935, last residence Vallejo, Solano Co., CA.

 

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GOLDA MAY SCOTT ALFORD

 

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Santa Ana, Orange Co., CA—Sunday, 31 January 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Golda May Alford, 87, of Buena Park, a homemaker, died January 28, 1999 of natural causes. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Monday, with services at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Memory Garden Memorial Park & Mortuary, Brea.

            Survivors: daughter, JoAnn Adamson; sons, Vern Alford and George Alford; 17 grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Golda M. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 4 Feb 1911, last residence Buena Park, Orange Co., CA.

            CA Births list George Thomas Alford, born 12 Aug 1948 in Orange Co., and Vern Lee Alford, born 12 Apr 1946 in Orange Co., both mother’s maiden names Scott.

            CA Births also lists Goldie M. Scott, born 16 Feb 1911 in Fresno Co., mother’s maiden name Weathers.

 

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GRACE CECELIA ALFORD HAYES

 

NEWS SENTINEL

Knoxville, TN—13 October 2007

 

            Hayes, Grace Alford formerly of Knoxville, departed this life in San Francisco, California unexpectedly October 8, 2007. Survivors: devoted sister, Lonetta Spears Bynes, Los Angeles, California; aunt, Margie Keese, Knoxville; cousins, Turan (Beverly) Smith, Chesapeake, VA, Kofi Jones, Knoxville; special friends, Josephine Chunn and the Austin High Class of 1959. Funeral service and interment will be held in San Francisco, California. Notice by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.

            Family will receive relatives and friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Friday, September 15, 2006 at L. Harold Poole Funeral Service & Crematory, 944 Old Knight Road, Knightdale, NC 27545 and other times at the home of her daughter, Gail and Ralph Deluca, 2721 North New Hope Road, Raleigh, NC 27604.

            Condolences to the family may be made at www.poolefuneral.com under Obituaries.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Grace Cecelia Hayes (SS# issued in CA) was born 6 June 1941, last residence San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA.

 

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GRACIE MAE MORGAN ALFORD

 

Photo from Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home

 

THE CITIZEN

Fayetteville, GA—Thursday, 29 January 2009

 

            Gracie M. Alford, 77, Tustin, Calif., formerly of Newnan, died Jan. 13, 2009. She was born April 15, 1931 in Carrollton, Ga. She was the second child of four children. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Morgan and Mrs. Curtis Morgan Beetles, and her husband, Gordon Lee Alford. She grew up in Newnan, and joined Burns Chapel where she raised her children. She moved to Washington, D.C. in 1969 and joined the Canaan Baptist Church, where she was on the Missionary Board. She was elected president of the Senior Citizens group in her apartment building, and enjoyed planning and organizing social events as well s food drives for the seniors. She was member of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed helping others and had gained respect of those whose lives she touched.

            Services were at the Burns Chapel United Methodist Church with the Rev. Crawford Paggett officiating. Interment was at Sunset Cemetery, Newnan.

            Survivors include a daughter, Gwendolyn and Clarence Curry, Tustin, Calif.; a brother, Robert Morgan, Newnan; a daughter-in-law, Ona Lee Alford, Newnan; and grandchildren, Gwendolyn Zachery, Newnan, and Nichelle Curry, Reginald Curry, Ebone J. Curry, and Jonathan Curry, all of Tustin, Calif.

            Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge.

 

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DAILY NEWS

Fayetteville, GA—Thursday, 29 January 2009

 

            Gracie Mae Alford—We respectfully announce the passing of Mrs. Gracie M. Alford, 77, of Tustin, California, formerly of Newnan, Georgia on January 14, 2009 in Tustin, California.

            Funeral service were held Friday, January 23, 2009, 1:30 p. m. at Burns Chapel United Methodist Church. Rev. Crawford Paggett, officiating. Interment Sunset Cemetery.

            Instate viewing at the church will begin at at 12:30 p. m.

            Viewing Thursday, 2 p.m. - 6 p. m. at Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Inc.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.roscoejenkinsfuneralhome.com

Gracie Mae Alford was born April 15, 1931 to the late Mr. Roy Morgan and Mrs. Curtis Morgan (Beetles) in Carrollton, Georgia. She was known by her loved ones and friends as Grace. She was the second child of four children.

            She was united in marriage to the late Gordon Lee Alford and to this union two children were born, Gwendolyn and Alton Alford.

            Grace grew up in Newnan and joined Burns Chapel and raised her two children in the church. She later moved to Washington, D. C. in 1969 and became active in Canaan Baptist Church. She was on the Missionary Board. She was elected president of the Senior Citizens group in her apartment building. She enjoyed planning and organizing social events as well as food drives for the seniors. She was also a member of The Eastern Star.

            Grace enjoyed helping others. Her love for others and an “out going” personality gained her the respect of those whose lives she touched.

            On January 13, 2009, Grace was ushered by her Heavenly Angels to her eternal home.

            She leaves to cherish her loving memory her daughter: Gwendolyn Curry and son-in-law Clarence Curry of Tustin, CA; one brother: Robert Morgan of Newnan; daughter-in-law: Ona Lee Alford of Newnan; loving grandchildren: Gwendolyn Zachery of Newnan, Nichelle Curry, Reginald Curry, Ebone J. Curry and Jonathan Curry of Tustin, CA; numerous great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

            Funeral arrangements entrusted to Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Inc., Newnan, Georgia 770-253-1232.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gloria M. Alford (SS# issued in GA), last residence Tustin, Orange Co., CA.

 

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GUS WALDEN ALFORD

Grandfather of Jack Gordon Alford, AAFA #1273

 

Photo from his grandson Jack Alford—used with permission

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Saturday, 3 June 1950

 

            Gus Walden Alford, 66, of 1466 India St., died yesterday afternoon [June 2] of natural causes in a sign painting shop at 1517 India St., Deputy Coroner E.A. Turner reported.

            Mr. Alford, a retired maritime worker, was born in Kentucky and had lived here for many years.

            Surviving are three sons, Everett W., Roy C. and Clell E. Alford, all of San Diego; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren

            Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Tuesday, in Rogers Mortuary chapel. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

 

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SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Tuesday, 6 June 1950

 

            Alford—Gus W. June 2. Father of Everett W., Roy C. and Clell E. “Shorty” Alford; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. Services 2 p.m. Tues. Roger’s Mortuary Chapel. Dr. John N. Ashley officiating. Interment, Mt. Hope.

 

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Photo from Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Michael Harris

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Verna Moredock Alford Williams; sons Clell Erwin Alford, Everett Walden Alford, and Roy Carl Alford; and sisters Emma Watson Alford Mattingly and Pearl Virginia Alford Wright in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his mother, Laura Watson Conrad Alford; and his brothers Allison Otto Alford and Lonnie Erwin Alford Sr. in Oklahoma Obituaries.

            Gus was the son of John Hardin Alford and his second wife, Laura Watson.

            CA Deaths lists Gus Walden Alford, born 18 Jan 1884 in KY and died 2 June 1950 in San Diego Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Watson.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            His lineage: Gus Walden 1884 KY1, John Hardin 1841 KY2, Joseph 1812 KY3, Achilles 1772 VA or NC4, John before 1750 VA?5.

 

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GWENDOLINE B. LOTHROP ALVORD

Wife of Charles B. Alvord, AAFA #1204

 

SAN MATEO COUNTY TIMES

San Mateo, San Mateo Co., CA—11 April 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Gwendoline Lothrop Alvord of San Mateo died Easter Sunday morning, March 31, 2002, at age 84. She and her husband Charles B. Alvord had been residents of their home on West Santa Inez Avenue for 35 years to the day. In two weeks the couple would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. She died in her sleep after a ten-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

            The former Gwendoline B. Lothrop was born in Medford, Massachusetts on October 14, 1917. She began her business career in Chicago and went on to become secretary-treasurer of California Corporation. After she and her husband raised their son [missing text] the Midwest, he accepted a position in 1962 heading division of Souls Steel Company in San Francisco. Gwen became well known in the real estate business in the San Mateo area. More recently, Gwen helped her husband author a book on corporate management. She also is the co-author of a second book title, The Ultimate Romance. This chronicles the couple’s adventures through 57 countries on six continents plus all 50 states.

            Mrs. Alvord was buried in the family plot in Marquee, Michigan, after a small service on Friday, April 5. Her husband and son survive her.

 

In another article:

 

Northern Horizons, The Magazine for Alumni and Friends of Northern Michigan University

Fall 2002

 

            Gwendoline Alvord, March 31, 2002, San Mateo, Calif. Prior to her death she and her husband created the Gwendoline and Charles Alvord Scholarship Fund at NMU. They also willed their personal art collection, featuring works from around the world, to the NMU Art Museum.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gwendoline L. Alvord (SS# issued in IL), last residence San Mateo, San Mateo Co., CA.

            Gwendoline married Charles B. Alvord on 18 Apr 1942. Charles joined AAFA after Gwendoline’s death.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Charles B. 1914 ??1, Charles Benjamin 1881 WI2, Charles B. 1850 MI3, William A. 1829 NY4, Theoditus 1792 NY5, Joseph 1733 MA6, Joseph 1697 MA7, Ebenezer 1665 MA8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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HAROLD E. “GENE” ALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—21 January 1970

 

            Alford, H.E. “Gene,” Past President of the National Society of Public Accountants of which he was one of the founders.

            Beloved husband of Mrs. Helen M. Alford, father of Mrs. Beverly Swanson and Rex E. Alford, brother of Turner L., Leo and Don Smith; also survived by 5 grandchildren.

            Services 10.a.m. Friday, in the Church of the Hills, Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills. Forest Lawn Mortuary.

FAG photo requested 1/19/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that H. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 13 June 1904 (died _____ Jan 1970), last residence Burbank, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his second wife, Helen Marie Nelson Hildebrand Alford, in this compilation.

             CA Deaths lists Harold E. Alford, died 19 Jan 1970 in Los Angeles Co., born 13 June 1904 in NE.

            CA Births lists Rex Eugene Alford, born 6 Dec 1937 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Reed.

 

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HAROLD EUGENE ALFORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Friday, 27 January 2012

 

            Harold Eugene Alford, 60, of Chowchilla died Monday [January 23]. He was a telephone technician.

            Memorial: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Palm Memorial Worden Chapel. Remembrance: American Heart Association, 7425 N. Palm Bluffs Ave., Fresno, CA 93711.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harold E. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 11 Dec 1951, last residence not listed.

 

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HAROLD G. ALFORD

 

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Photo from Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary & Cemetery

 

DAVIS ENTERPRISE

Davis, Yolo Co., CA—Friday, 31 December 2010

 

            Harold G. Alford, born Aug. 19, 1928, passed away on Dec. 26, 2010.

            He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ruth; children, Joel (Sheryl), Dan (Janet) and Mark (Diana); four grandchildren, James, Sarah, Anna and Jackie; and siblings, Donald and Evelyn.

            A memorial service took place Thursday afternoon at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary, 6601 S. Colorado Blvd., in Littleton, Colo.

            To share a memory of Harold, visit http://www.olingerchapelhill.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Harold G. Alford (SS# issued in AL), last residence Aurora, Arapahoe Co., CO.

            His memorial at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary includes many photos.

 

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HAROLD PRESTON ALFORD, JR.

 

The Kwajalein Community Website

2012

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            Harold Preston Alford Jr. passed away this morning, April 6 [2012] at 7:45 a.m., at the VA Medical Center in San Diego. Harold worked for the hospital / medical area of Kwajalein from 1982 through 1984. Harold was much heavier than in the picture displayed. Harold lost a lot of weight after leaving Kwajalein and never gained it back so some people may not recognize him.

 

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Photo from Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Chris & Candy L.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            His Find A Grave memorial, posted 13 Feb 2012, lists his death date as 8 Jan 2012.

            Kwajalein is in the Marshall Islands and served as a Japanese prison camp during World War II. It features prominently in Laura Hillenbrand’s book, Unbroken, the story of Louis Zamperini’s WWII experience.

            From Texas Birth Index, 1903–1997: Harold Preston Alford was born 5 May 1947 in Harris Co., the son of Harold Preston Alford and Dorothy Lynn Hayes.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Harold Preston 1947 TX1, Harold Preston 1923 LA2, William Riley 1893 LA3, Needham Judge 1863 LA4, William Theodore 1832 LA5, Needham Judge 1789 NC6, Jacob 1761 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA0.

 

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HARRY HARDING HALFORD

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—Saturday, 20 October 2007

 

 

Nov 1, 1920–Sept 21, 2007

 

            The adventures of Harry Halford began a new chapter on September 21, 2007. From covered wagons, to jumped trains to touring buses, his life was a great trip, guided by his big dreams and generous heart.

            His wife Doris, sister Pauline, children Jerry, Joe, Irma, Sue, Sherry, Ricky, Sheila, Hal, and Kenny, grandchildren and great-grandchildren greatly miss his loving presence but are comforted to know that he is at peace in the warm embrace of his parents and family and that he goes before us only to create more great stories to share when we meet again.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Harry Harding Halford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA.

            In 1930, Cauthron, Logan Co., AR, Harry Halford, age 9 b. AR, is living with his parents, Edd J. Halford, 52 AR, and Mollie 45 IL, and 3 siblings: Orbry 14 OK, Herman 12 OK, and Pauline 7 AR.

            In 1920, Haileyville, Pittsburg Co., OK: James E. Halford, 41 AR (parents b. TN and TX), and his wife Mollie, 35 MO, and 5 children.

            On James Edward Halford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 40, a laborer living in Haileyville, Pittsburg Co., OK. He was born 6 Aug 1878 and names Molly Halford of Tolar, Hood Co., TX, as his nearest relative.

            CA Deaths lists James E. Halford born 6 Aug 1876 in AR and died 17 Oct 1861 in San Joaquin Co., mother’s maiden name Cox.

            His HALFORD lineage, from RootsWeb.com Family Tree “Halford: Southern US” by Michael Kruse: Harry Harding 1920 AR1, James Edward 1878 AR2, Archibald Jackson Millard Fillmore 1858 TN3, Alfred Marion 1831 TN4, Bradley 1794 NC5, John 1765 VA6, John 1745 ?? 7.

 

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HARVEY CARROLL ALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—26 January 1926

 

            In this city, Harvey C. Alford, aged 53 years, beloved husband of Gertrude T. Alford and father of Milton Carroll Alford, son of C.B. Alford of this city, and brother of Milton C. Alford of Huron, S.D.

            Funeral today at 2 p.m. from the chapel of E. Clair Overholtzer Co. 1236 South Grand.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his son, Milton Carroll Alford; his father, Clark Baker Alford; and his brother Milton Clark Alford in this compilation.

            Harvey Carroll Alford was the son Clark Baker Alford and Lucinda Carroll. He died 23 January 1926. For more information about this family, see Clark Baker Alford, M.D. [from George W. Kingsbury, History of Dakota Territory, Vol. IV (Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1915), p. 176].

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Harvey Carroll 1868 IL1, Clark Baker 1839 NY2, Ruel 1801 VT3, Ashley Owen 1770 VT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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HAZEL EVANGELINE RUSSELL ALFORD

Mother of Leroy Darwin Alford, AAFA #0711

 

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Photo from Russell Family Tree (Ancestry.com), posted by Kent Earl Russell, Hazel’s nephew – used with permission

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Wednesday, 8 December 1976

 

            Alford—Hazel E. Wife of Henry S. Alford. Mother of Leroy and Steven Alford, Cheryl Tomlinson, Connie Boehm and Nancy Mills. Sister of Kenneth and Kieth Russell. Daughter of Vera Russell. 5 grandchildren.

            Services Thurs. 11 a.m. Chapel of the Roses, Glen Abbey Memorial Park. Heath Funeral Home directing.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hazel Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 2 May 1926 and died _____ Dec 1976, last residence Chula Vista, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Henry Samuel Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            CA Deaths lists Hazel E. Alford, born 2 May 1926 in NE and died 4 Dec 1976 in San Diego Co.

            Ancestry family trees list her parents as Ashley Edmund Russell and Vera Evangeline Smith.

 

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HELEN I. CORDRAY HALFORD

 

STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER

Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL—Thursday, 27 March 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

ANAHEIM HILLS [Orange Co.], Calif.—Helen I. Halford, 79, of Anaheim Hills, Calif., formerly of Edinburg, died Sunday, March 23, 2003, in California.

            She was born Jan. 22, 1924, in Edinburg, the daughter of Harley and Ada Cordray. She married Woodrow Halford in 1945 in Springfield; he died in 1992.

            Mrs. Halford was a beautician.

            Survivors: two sons, Wade (wife, Fran) Halford of Kansas City, Mo., and Larry (wife, Lily) Frey of Anaheim Hills, Calif.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Alma Kinnetto.

            Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Roarick-Davis Memorial Home in Edinburg, the Rev. Craig Scott officiating. Burial: Edinburg Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Helen I. Halford (SS# issued in IL), last residence Anaheim, Orange Co., CA.

            We included the obituary of her husband, Woodrow L. Halford, in Missouri Obituaries. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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HELEN MARGARET PINNEO ALFORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Thursday, 18 December 2008

 

            Helen Margaret Alford, 97, of Visalia died Saturday [December 13]. Services: 10 a.m. today, First Presbyterian Church in Woodlake. In lieu of flowers: Memorial Fund of the Presbyterian Church of Woodlake, P.O. Box 627, Woodlake, CA 93286. Arrangements: Miller Memorial Chapel in Visalia.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Helen Margaret Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 13 Nov 1911, last residence Tulare, Tulare Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Otis Oscar Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            CA Births lists Helen M. Pinneo born 13 Nov 1911 in Tulare Co., CA Births also lists the birth of Helen Esther Alford, born 22 Jan 1935 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Pinneo.

 

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HELEN MARIE NELSON HILDEBRAND ALFORD

 

NANTY GLO JOURNAL

Cambria Co., PA—13 May 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Helen Marie Alford, Burbank, Calif., a Beaverdale [Cambria Co., PA] native, died Wednesday, April 1, 1998, in La Habra [Orange Co.], Calif. She was 80.

            Born July 8, 1917, in Beaverdale, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Anna Nelson. She was preceded in death by brothers, Jack W. and Rodney. She was married to Ray Hildebrand, Seesetown, Adams Township and later to Gene Alford, Los Angeles, Calif.

            Survivors include a daughter, Beverly Hildebrand Swanson, La Mirada, Calif.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was the sister of Ruth Kehn, Wickliffe, Ohio; Dolores McClarren, Baltimore, Md.; and Thomas [Nelson], North Ridgeville, Ohio.

            Interment was in Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Cemetery.

FAG photo requested 1/19/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Helen Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 8 July 1916 [different than obituary], last residence La Mirada, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Harold E. “Gene” Alford, in this compilation.

 

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HELEN MILKA HALFORD

 

THE GAZETTE

Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA—Thursday, 17 August 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Helen Milka Halford, 81, formerly of Lisbon [Linn Co., IA], died of a heart ailment Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, in Valley View Care Center, Riverbank [Stanislaus Co.], Calif. There will be no services. The body was cremated. Burial of cremains: San[ta] Rosa, Calif.

            There are no immediate survivors.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Helen B. Halford (SS# issued in IA) was born 6 June 1920, last residence Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., CA.

 

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HELEN VIRGINIA ALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—Saturday, 1 August 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997

 

            Alford, Helen V., 67, of Canoga Park, sales clerk for J.C. Penney. Pierce Brothers-Praiswater Mortuary, Canoga Park.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Helen Alford (SS# issued in MI) was born 10 March 1925 and died _____ July 1992, last residence Canoga Park, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            CA Deaths lists Helen Virginia Alford, born 10 March 1925 in MI and died 30 July 1992 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Harvey.

 

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HENRY BENJAMIN ALVORD

 

DAILY MERCURY

San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA—4 February 1901

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

HENRY B. ALVORD PASSES FROM EARTH

 

One of San Jose’s Most Prominent and Best Esteemed Citizens, Whose Death Will Be Deplored by All the Best Classes of the Community

 

            Henry B. Alvord, one of the most prominent citizens of San Jose, passed away at his rooms in the Hotel Vendome at 8 o’clock last evening [3 February 1901] after an illness of several months. He was attended during his illness by his physician, Dr. J.J. Miller of 235 North Third street, and during his last hours his brother, Hon. William Alvord of San Francisco, and other near relatives were by his bedside….

 

SUCCESSFUL IN BUSINESS

 

            Henry B. Alvord was a native of Albany, New York, where he was born in 1837. He came to California for his health in 1861, locating in this city, where he resided up to the time of his death. For many years he was an active and successful merchant, and during his business career and ever since he was known for his thorough integrity and fair dealing. For some years after 1880 he was Vice-President and acting manger of the Commercial and Savings Bank, of which he was a large stockholder. In 1889 he resigned from the bank and traveled extensively in the Orient and in Europe, concluding his travels with a trip around the world. After spending two years in foreign travel he returned to this city in 1891, after which time he was in not active business.

 

HIS CHARITABLE WORK

 

            He took a keen interest in all public and charitable institutions and movements. He was most generous, giving largely to religious bodies, the Red Cross and every good work, and from the fields of moral, charitable, patriotic and civic endeavor he will be sadly missed. For some terms he was a member of the Park Commission, and he gave much of his time to the development of Alum Rock Park. He was a member of the Cosmos Club of San Francisco and of the St. Claire Club of San Jose.

            Mr. Alvord never held public office, but he had been repeatedly urged to accept the Mayoralty, a position which could have been his at any time, so universal was the public confidence in his ability and integrity of character. In society he was always a favorite.

            Mr. Alvord had a large acquaintance in the valley and on the Coast, and his death will be mourned by a multitude of friends and acquaintances. He was the soul of honor and the pink of courteous and good breeding. His only surviving relative is his brother, Hon. William Alvord, President of the Bank of California.

 

In another article:

 

DAILY MERCURY

San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA—Wednesday, 6 February 1901

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

FUNERAL OF H.B. ALVORD

Services by Dr. Maclaren at Second Presbyterian Church

 

            The funeral services over the remains of Henry B. Alvord will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Second Presbyterian Church. Mr. Alvord was one of the staunchest supporters and most punctual attendants at this church, and Dr. Maclaren, the pastor, was one of his intimate friends. Their first meeting occurred quite accidentally in Europe some twelve years ago, when both were on a sight seeing tour of the old world, and neither saw the other until Dr. Maclaren received the call to San Jose some nine years ago. Since that time they have been intimate friends. Dr. Maclaren is now called upon to conduct the funeral services over the remains of this esteemed gentleman and friend whom he met so many years ago in a foreign land….

 

            In San Jose, February 3, 1901, Henry B. Alvord, a native of Albany, New York, aged 64 years. The funeral will be held today, February 6, at 2 p.m. from the Second Presbyterian Church, South Second street. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery.

 

 

Photos from Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Ferguson.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his brother, William Alvord, in this compilation.

            The 1908 Samuel Morgan Alvord book, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord, includes only a one line entry for Henry Alvord, on page 224 (he is #1176 in the book). His brother William was Mayor of San Francisco. Apparently S.M. Alvord was never aware of the obituary as his entry in the book reads “died about 1901 in San Jose.” In 1900 he was enumerated living in the hotel in which he died. In 1880 his address was College of Notre Dame, San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA and he was enumerated with Abraham & Edith Baker who were born in New Jersey. Also in the household was Ah Long born China. One has to wonder if there was any connection with Henry’s brother, Selleck Whitney Alvord who went to Canton, China from California in 1853. In 1870 there were only five Alvord households enumerated in CA and Henry was not found among them. One of the seven was his brother: William Alvord who was enumerated as President of Pacific Rolling Mill Company who later was president of the Bank of California and the Mayor as mentioned above. Another Alvord kin, Charles E. Alvord lived in Santa Barbara County. He was a farmer and the father of the notorious Burt Alvord who later was sheriff (and an outlaw) in Tombstone, AZ.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His ALVORD lineage: Henry B. 1837 NY1, William 1801 NY2, William 1776 MA3, Elisha 1731 MA4, Joseph 1697 MA5, Ebenezer 1665 MA6, Alexander 1627 England7, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England8.

 

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HENRY SAMUEL ALFORD

Father of Leroy Darwin Alford, AAFA #0711

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Monday, 25 July 2005

 

Nov. 25, 1924–July 19, 2005

 

            Henry S. Alford, 80, of Chula Vista [San Diego Co.] died Tuesday. He was born in Superior, Neb., and was retired from the Army. He was a veteran of World War II.

            Survivors include his companion, Yaeko McCray; daughters, Connie Boehm of Santee, Cheryl Tomlinson of Tucson and Nancy Mills of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; sons, LeRoy Alford of Lyons, Neb., and Steven Alford of Chula Vista; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

            Services: noon today, Glen Abbey Mortuary, Little Chapel of Roses, 3838 Bonita Road, Bonita.

            Interment: Glen Abbey Memorial Park.

 

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Photo from Glen Abbey Memorial Park, Bonita, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jane Gilman

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Henry S. Alford (SS# issued in NE), last residence Chula Vista, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Hazel Evangeline Russell Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his mother, Ardella Shaffer Alford; and brother Albert Darwin Alford in Nebraska Obituaries.

            In 1930, Superior, Nuckolls Co., NE, Henry S. Alford, age 5 b. NE, is the only child of Willder M. Alford, 57 IA (parents b. NY), and Ardilla, 47 KS. Also in the household is Wilder’s brother Albert E. Alford, 56 IA.

            In 1920, Superior, Nuckolls Co., NE: Wilder M. Alford, age 47 b. IA; wife Ardilla A. 37 KS, and son Albert 12 NE.

            Henry Samuel Alford was born 25 Nov 1924 in Superior, Nuckolls Co., NE, the son of Wilder Montgomery Alford and Ardilla Shaffer. He married Hazel Evangeline Russell on 1 Jan 1946 in Republic, Republic Co., KS. His parents were Wilder Montgomery Alford, born 16 Oct 1872 in Cambridge, Story Co., IA, and Ardilla Shaffer, b. 18 Aug 1882 in Jewel, KS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Henry Samuel 1924 NE1, Wilder Montgomery 1872 IA2, Darwin Elbridge 1849 NY3, Albert 1818 NY4, Abner 1767 MA5, Elijah 1732 CT6, Josiah 1696 CT7, Josiah 1649 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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HERBERT E. ALVORD

 

Whatcom Genealogical Society

Obituaries of Whatcom County, WA

Whatcom Co., WA—_____ November 1993

 

            Alvord, Herbert of Carmichael, Calif., died Friday, Nov. 12, 1993. He was 86. Born Feb. 8, 1907, in Bellingham, he grew up here, attended high school in Wisconsin and returned to Bellingham after graduation. He married Jessie Fazon of Bellingham on May 4, 1933. He lived in Bellingham for 35 years before moving to California. Mr. Alvord moved to Carmichael and was a self-employed tile contractor for 25 years. He was 58 when he retired in the mid-1960’s. He and his wife visited Whatcom County often after his retirement. Mr. Alvord joined the Bellingham Bay Masonic Lodge in 1928 and remained a lifelong member.

            Survivors include his wife of the family home in Carmichael; sons Richard Alvord of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Robert Alvord of Citrus Heights, Calif.; three grandchildren; nephews Reg Alvord of Bellingham and Ron Alvord of Lynden.

            Burial will be in Bayview Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Bayview Cemetery, Bellingham, Whatcom Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Kyle - bellwakyle@yahoo.com – emailed 10/19/2012 – again thru Edit 1/14/2013

Taken by photographer Kyle

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Herbert E. Alvord (SS# issued in WA), last residence Carmichael, Sacramento Co., CA.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, Frank Dudley Alvord and Gertrude Regina Erickson Alvord; his brother, Irving C. Alvord; and his stepmother Eva Kenoyer Bentley Alvord in Washington Obituaries.

            From Samuel Morgan Alvord, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord (Webster, NY: A.D. Andrews, Printer, 1908), p. 667:

 

2664. Frank Dudley Alvord (Ellery, Thomas Rixon, William, Asahel, Asahel, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Freedom, Outagamie Co., Wis., Dec. 5, 1873; married Whatcom, Wash., Nov. 1, 1899, Gertrude Regina Erickson, daughter of John Frederick and Maria Brigitta (Johnson) Erickson. She was born Lofo, Drottningholm, Sweden, Mar. 17, 1872. Res. Bellingham, Wash., 1904. Frank D. Alvord is on the police force at Bellingham, Wash. Children:

 

3045. Gordon Lewis, b. Whatcom, Wash., Nov. 6, 1900.

3046. Irving Cecil, b. Whatcom, Wash., May 29, 1903.

 

1910 Census: Bellingham Ward 3, Whatcom Co., WA

Dwelling #153

 

Frank D. Alvord         head    36        WI NY NJ      1st marriage, 12 years

                                                teamster hauling wood

Gertie R.         wife     37        Sweden           3 children, 3 living

Gordon L.       son       9          WA WI Swe

Irving C.          son       6          WA WI Swe

Herbert E.      son       3          WA WI Swe

Mary E.           sister    21        WI NY NJ      nurse

 

1930 Census: Bellingham (District 8), Whatcom Co., WA

Dwelling #64

 

Herbert E. Alvord       nephew            23        WA WI Swe   lumbermill truck driver

            Herbert is living in the household of Signa McDonald, age 52 b. Sweden, widow—no doubt his mother’s sister.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His ALVORD lineage: Herbert E. 1907 WA1, Frank Dudley 1873 WI2, Ellery 1849 NY3, Thomas Rixon 1816 NY4, William 1776 CT5, Asahel 1746 CT6, Asahel 1720 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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HERMAN B. ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—Wednesday, 28 August 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Graveside services for Herman Alford of Palmdale, California, were held at 10 a.m., Monday, August 12, 1996, at Fender Cemetery in Many. Officiating at his services were his sons, Doctor James Madison Alford, and Doctor Jerome Brian Alford.

            Mr. Alford, a resident of Palmdale since 1962, died at his home Thursday, August 8. He was born in Fisher on August 25, 1918.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Lovenia Alford.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife Bettie Alford; and two sons, James Madison and wife Gloria of Kentucky, and Jerome Brian and wife Alma of New Mexico; five grandchildren, Jamison, Jessica, Robert, Annette, and Brian; one brother, Victor Ray Alford of New Mexico.

            Mr. Alford was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Palmdale. He was voted Father of the Year in 1990. Mr. Alford enlisted in the Army in 1940, and served his country from 1940-1945. He rose to the rank of Second Lieutenant. Mr. Alford graduated from the University of California in 1954, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering. Mr. Alford retired from California Portland Cement Company, after 26 years as plant manager.

 

Photo from Fenders Cemetery, Many, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Jerry & Donna Bohnett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Herman B. Alford (SS# issued in LA), last residence Palmdale, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his mother, Louvina McComic Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his father, William Lloyd Alford, in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Herman B. 1918 LA1, William Lloyd 1892 LA2, Jesse Powell 1870 TX3, Jesse Powell 1828 LA4, Needham Judge 1789 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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HOWARD ANSON ALFORD

Father of Kathleen Mary Alford, AAFA #0644, Howard Anson Alford, Jr., AAFA #0971, Michael Foy Alford, AAFA #0972, Owen John Alford, AAFA #0973

Twin brother of Anthony Howell Alford, AAFA #0970

 

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VALLEY TIMES

Pleasanton, Alameda Co., CA—_____ January 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

LIVERMORE—Howard A. Alford, an award-winning photographer, died at Valley Memorial Hospital on Friday, Jan. 21. He was 68.

            For 30 years, Mr. Alford was a photographer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory until his recent retirement.

            He was well known in professional photography societies, was a member of the Society of Industrial Photographers and received several awards for outstanding work.

            In the 1970s, he was a technical consultant on the movie “Star Wars,” working with George Lucas’s Industrial Light Magic.

            Mr. Alford was born in Tulsa, Okla.., and lived in Livermore for 34 years.

            He is survived by his wife, Mary Alford of Livermore; his daughter, Kathleen Alford of Tracy; sons, Howard Alford Jr. of Livermore, Owen Alford of Tracy, Thomas Alford of Livermore and Michael Alford of Los Angeles; his twin brother, Howell Alford of Salem, Ore.; his sisters, Frances Chandler of Buffalo, Mo., and Helen West of Fox Lake, Wis.; and four grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Alford.

            Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the Livermore Mortuary, 3070 East Ave., Livermore. A funeral liturgy will be said at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 458 Maple St., Livermore. Interment will follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities, 433 Jefferson St., Oakland 94607, or to Hanna Boys Center, P.O. Box l00, Sonoma 95476-9998.

 

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Photo from Saint Michael’s Cemetery, Livermore, Alameda Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Howard A. Alford (SS# issued in MN) was born 15 Dec 1925, last residence Livermore, Alameda Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Mary Gabriel Foy Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his twin brother, Anthony Howell Alford, in Oregon Obituaries.

            Howard was the son of Thomas Lauhon Alford and Gertrude Mary Walter.

            CA Deaths lists Howard Anson Alford, born 15 Dec 1925 in OK, died 21 Jan 1994 in Alameda Co., mother’s maiden name Walters.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Howard Anson 1925 OK1, Thomas Lauhon 1891 TX2, James Noel Welch 1864 TX3, Jacob Lauhon 1834 LA4, Needham Judge 1789 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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HOWARD BRUCE ALVORD

 

His 1942 yearbook photo from UC Berkeley yearbook, The Blue and the Gold, listed with fraternity Sigma Nu, Class of 1944 (Ancestry.com)

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—Sunday, 1 September 2013

 

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Howard Bruce “HB” Alvord

July 18, 1922 - August 22, 2013

 

            Following a lengthy illness, H.B. Alvord died with his wife Jean at his side at his home in Pebble Beach, CA. A 4th generation Californian who was born in Oakland and moved to San Francisco at an early age, he was a Class of 1940 graduate of Lowell High School and San Francisco City Champion Shot Put 1940. Later that year he entered University of California Berkeley, where he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity, co-publisher of ‘The Bear Blotter’ and graduated with a degree in Business Administration in 1947.

            Like many of his generation, HB’s college years were interrupted by World War II. He served 3 years in the US Army 78th Infantry Division, was seriously wounded in the Battle of the Bulge on December 16, 1944, underwent surgery at the US Armed Forces Hospital in Bedford, England, and received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star.

            Following graduation from Cal, HB joined the American Trust Company/Wells Fargo Bank, serving in San Francisco, Stockton, and Sacramento until being appointed Treasurer and Tax Collector of Sacramento County in 1967. In 1975 he was appointed to fill the same position in Los Angeles County until retiring to Carmel in 1984. For 13 years in semi-retirement he was a Mutual Fund Trustee for Citibank New York and for Brown Brothers Harriman, a private New York bank.

            Throughout his life HB actively participated in civic and philanthropic organizations in his communities. Early on in San Francisco he was a member of the Boy Scouts Honor Court, awarding the Eagle Scout Badge to now-Governor Jerry Brown. In Sacramento he served as president of the Host Lions Club and was a delegate to the international convention in Mexico City. Among many other civic and service organizations he was a director of the U.C. Berkeley Alumni Association. He was also a 62-year member of the Olympic Club of San Francisco and president of the State Association of County Treasurers and Tax Collectors. In Monterey County HB was a member of the World Affairs Council, The Group, Pebble Beach Sirs, Cal Alumni Club, the Monterey Peninsula Country Club, and the Del Monte Forest Foundation.

            Married to the former Jean Tracy of Sacramento, HB was father of four devoted daughters, Katie (Kraig Klungness), Adrienne (J. Stacey Sullivan III), Marjorie (Michael Berry), and Cici (Jackson Nickerson); and grandfather of four, Kacey and Lowell Berry and Will and Genevieve Nickerson.

            HB will be remembered for his unswerving loyalty to his friends, his selfless community service, and his devotion to family. There will be a private family burial in East Lawn Cemetery, 43rd St, Folsom Boulevard, Sacramento where the American flag will fly at his gravesite every Memorial Day….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list his death.

            See the obituary of his father, Raymond Martin Alvord, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Donald Roy Alvord in Idaho Obituaries.

            From CA Births: Howard B. Alvard was born 18 July 1922 in Alameda Co., mother’s maiden name Anderson.

            In 1930 Howard R. Alvord, age 7 born CA, is living in Oakland, Alameda Co., CA, with his parents Raymond,47 IL, and Genevieve A. 30 CA; and his brother Donald R. 11 CA.

            From California Marriage Index, 1949–1959: Howard B. Alvord, age 32, married Rosalie J. Tracy, age 26, in Sacramento Co. on 23 April 1955.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His ALVORD lineage: Howard Bruce 1922 CA1, Raymond Martin 1883 IL2, George Marshall 1857 IL3, Joel William 1827 NY4, Joel 1779 CT5, Bela 1741 CT6, Aaron 1713 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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HOWARD C. “BUD” ALFORD

 

DAILY INDEPENDENT

Ridgecrest, Kern Co., CA—Wednesday, 29 October 2003

 

            Longtime Ridgecrest resident Howard “Bud” C. Alford died on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003 at his home of natural causes. He was 77.

            Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 4 to 7 pm at Holland & Lyons Chapel. Funeral services will be Thursday, Oct. 30 at 11 am at Immanuel Baptist Church.... Graveside rites will be performed by V.F.W. Frost Ship 4084 and military rites by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard, China Lake. Burial will be at Desert Memorial Park.

            Alford was born Jan. 19, 1926 in Glen Rock, Wy. He served in the U.S. Army Cavalry.

            His family says this about him: “The way he lived his life spoke for itself. He was truly dedicated to the good will of his country and family. His service earned him, among other things, the Bronze Star, WWII Victory Medal and a Purple Heart, which was clearly the commitment of his character throughout life.

            “He was the owner and operator of Sunset Automotive, retiring in 1993. He operated his automotive machine shop the same way as his life—his way. He always said “If you do anything at all, do it right.”

            The family request memorials be donated in memory of Howard “Bud”.

            Alford was preceded in death by parents Howard Cornelious and Clarissa F. Myers Alford Manly, sons, John Marquis and Howard Alford, brother Harold “Sonny” Alford and Jerry Alford.

            He is survived by son Robert Marquis of Ridgecrest, daughter Keri Shields of Ridgecrest, son Jack Bennett of Willits, son Jerry Bennett of Redding, son David Alford of Ridgecrest, sister Criss Burd of Casper, Wy., sister and brother-in-law Leona and David Sweeney of Kingman, Ariz., 27 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Howard C. Alford (SS# issued in WY), but his birth date is listed as 23 Nov 1926, last residence Ridgecrest, Kern Co., CA.

            On the 1930 census in Parkerton, Converse Co., WY, Howard C. Alford, age 3-5/12 b. WY, is living with his parents, Howard C. Alford, 25 TX, and Clarassa F. Alford 23 KS, and his sister Clarassa B., 4-9/12 WY.

            CA Deaths lists Howard C. Alford, born 21 March 1904 in TX, died 20 Dec 1970 in Los Angeles Co.

 

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ISABELLE BIGGS ALFORD

 

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Santa Ana, Orange Co., CA—Friday, 27 February 2004

 

            Isabelle Biggs Alford, 84, of Fullerton, died Feb. 16, 2004, of vascular disease. Arrangements by Accord Cremation & Burial Services, Brea.

            Sons, John Jr., Roger, Terry; five grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Isabelle B. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 22 July 1919, last residence Fullerton, Orange Co., CA.

 

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IVA C. ALFORD

 

VISALIA TIMES-DELTA

Visalia, Tulare Co., CA—Tuesday, 24 June 2003

 

WOODLAKE—Iva C. Alford, 89, of Woodlake died Saturday, June 21, 2003. She was a retired fruit packer.

            Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Exeter District Cemetery. Arrangements are by Evans-Miller Exeter Chapel, Exeter.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Iva C. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 12 Oct 1913, last residence Visalia, Tulare Co., CA.

 

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J.W. ALFORD

Brother of Virginia Alford Bray, AAFA #0437

Uncle of Nancy Cheryl Bray Elkin, AAFA #0618

 

PORTERVILLE RECORDER

Porterville, Tulare Co., CA— Tuesday, 12 December 2006

 

            J.W. Alford, a resident of Porterville, died in Lindsay on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006. He was 83.

            A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Porterville, with the Rev. Ralph E. Spohn Jr. officiating.

            Mr. Alford was a native of Thorne, Miss. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a helicopter mechanic in aircraft manufacturing for 34 years.

            He is survived by one son, John Watt Alford of West Hills; one daughter, Catherine Tayler of Porterville; one sister, Geraldine Allen of Houston, Miss.; and four grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Marian Alford, in 2003.

            Memorial contributions may be sent to Alzheimers Foundation of Central California, 4411 N. Cedar Ave., Suite 102, Fresno, CA 93276.

            Whitehurst Loyd Funeral Home in Porterville is in charge of arrangements.

FAG photo requested 1/17/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that J.W. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 18 Apr 1923, last residence Porterville, Tulare Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Marian Elizabeth Harrott Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his parents, Watty Washington Alford and Elmer Olive Berry Alford, and siblings Curtis E. Alford and Mary Ethel Alford Wimberley in Mississippi Obituaries; and sister Virginia Alford Bray in Florida Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: J.W. 1923 MS1, Watty Washington 1891 MS2, Oscar S. “Bud”1867 GA3, George Washington 1840 GA4, James Richard 1821 GA5, Jeptha 1797 NC6, Goodrich 1750 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10. [Jeptha-Goodrich connection not proven]

 

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JACK LELAND ALFORD

AAFA #0961

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Sunday, 5 March 2006

 

            Alford, Jack Leland—Born November 19, 1920 in Long Beach, Calif.; passed away in San Diego February 11, 2006.

            Born into a Navy family, Jack attended Punahou School in Hawaii and the Harvard School in Los Angeles as a young man. Jack went on to attend the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis and was an active member of the class of 1941 alumni group. He was commissioned as a Ensign in 1942 and served as an aircraft maintenance officer at Pearl Harbor and North Island Naval Air Station through the end of World War II. After the war he returned to Cal Tech, where he received his Masters and Doctoral degrees in Engineering, graduating Magna Cum Laude.

            After post-doctoral work in earthquake research, he was employed as a research engineer in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and headed the engineering division of the US Naval Ordinance Test Station. He also worked at Technicolor Corporation as Assistant Technical Director. Later, at Aerojet, he headed the design project for the fuel tanks on the first NASA lunar landing module. Those fuel tanks can still be seen today on the Landing Module at the Smithsonian Institute’s Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.

            In 1959 Jack was hired as one of the first three members of prestigious Harvey Mudd College’s engineering department, where he eventually served as Chairman for eleven years and held the Dutch Kindelberger Chair. In 1963, he developed the college’s very successful Engineering Clinic, which allows students to gain “hands-on” engineering experience by working on company-sponsored research and design projects. The clinics are still an integral part of college’s curriculum. Jack retired from Harvey Mudd in 1990.

            An avid sailor in his spare time, he was an active member of the Balboa Yacht club, where he chaired the committee that ran the annual Ensenada Yacht Race in the 1970s. Since his retirement, he enjoyed living in the San Diego area and was especially active as a president and board member of the Pacific Regent, where he resided with his wife.

            Jack is survived by his wife Elizabeth Humann of San Marino, his son Chris of Huntington Beach and his daughter Margaret of Springfield, VA as well as four granddaughters.

            In accordance with Jack’s wishes, his remains were placed in the care of the Neptune Society and his ashes will be scattered at sea. A private memorial was held at Pacific Regent for family and friends....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jack L. Alford (SS# issued in HI), last residence San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Edith Elizabeth “Betty” Humann Alford; and father, Leon Otto Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his grandfather, Andrew Jackson Alford, in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Jack Leland 1920 CA1, Leon Otto 1893 LA2, Andrew Jackson 1854 LA3, Julius Harmon 1819 MS4, Julius 1785 NC5, Hudson 1760 NC6, James Lodwick 1749 NC7.

 

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JACQUELINE ALFORD

 

SOUTH BAY DAILY BREEZE

Torrance, Los Angeles Co., CA—6 September 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Jacqueline “Jackie” Alford died peacefully at her home in Lomita on August 18, 2000. She was born on June 9, 1927.

            Surviving are her husband, Jack, son, Michael (Monica), grandson, Christopher, and a sister, Johneva Steele.

            Memorial services were held on August 20, 2000.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jacqueline Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Lomita, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            Jackie Alford was one of Gil Alford’s contacts. They began to correspond in 1982, when she sent a pedigree chart showing the ancestry of her husband, Jack Milton Alford. Although she was a subscriber to “About Alfords,” she and her husband never joined AAFA. They were our first contact with the Leander Alford branch of the family.

            CA Births lists her husband, Jackie M. Alford, born 11 Oct 1923 in Los Angeles Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Vurch.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of William Alford 1751–1811 NC.

            Her husband’s lineage: Jack Milton 1923 CA1, Felix Ryland 1900 AR2, Willard Barclay 1877 AR3, Henry Thomas 1848 AR4, Leander 1814 NC5, Andrews 1787 NC6, William 1751 ??7.

 

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JACQUELINE “JACKIE” CORY ALFORD

 

THE UNION

Grass Valley, Nevada Co., CA—Tuesday, 6 January 2004

 

            Services for Jacqueline “Jackie” Alford of Nevada City were held Monday at the Hooper and Weaver Mortuary, with graveside burial at Sierra Memorial Lawn in Nevada City.

            Mrs. Alford died Monday, Dec. 29, in Grass Valley [Nevada Co.]. She was 67.

            She was born June 25, 1936, in Los Angeles, to Buck “Paul” and Ola Hankins Cory. She graduated from Washington High School in Los Angeles. She married Donald Alford Nov. 13, 1954, in Whittier. She enjoyed raising her children and grandchildren, drawing and writing poetry.

            She is survived by her husband, Don; sons and daughters-in-law Steve and Lori Alford of Oregon and Scott and Julie of Washington; daughter, Cathy McCartney; brother, Jim Cory; aunt, Esther Cox of Arkansas; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

            Arrangements were under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jacqueline S. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Nevada City, Nevada Co.., CA.

 

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JAMES RAY ALFORD, JR.

 

HALF MOON BAY REVIEW

Half Moon Bay, San Mateo Co., CA—Wednesday, 11 January 2012

            James Ray Alford, 79, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012. His passing was sudden and without suffering.

            Jim was a native of San Jose, Calif., and a longtime resident of the Half Moon Bay area. He is survived by his mother, Geneva Cora Alford (Montara, CA); by his loving companion of 26 years, Barbara Walsh and her extended family; by his three sons, Lt. Col. Robert Lynn Alford (Pennsylvania), Steven Scott Alford (Sacramento, Calif.), and Roger William Alford (Forest Grove, Ore.); and by three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

            Jim was an avid traveler, having worked in or visited numerous locales including Yemen, Nigeria, Russia, Germany, South America, China and his beloved Italy. He will be remembered for his keen intelligence, quick wit and infectious smile, and will be sorely missed within the community.

            Cremation was by Miller-Dutra Coastside Chapel. Memorial details to be announced. Remembrances can be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his father, James Ray Alford Sr., in this compilation.

            CA Births lists James Ray Alford born 27 June 1934 in Santa Clara Co., mother’s maiden name Flood.

            His lineage: James Ray 1934 CA1, James Ray 1907 CO2, George Arthur 1878 WI3.

 

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JAMES RAY ALFORD, SR.

 

MERCURY NEWS

San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA—Saturday, 7 November 1987

 

            Alford Sr., James R., 80, of San Jose, retired building contractor. Funeral has been held. Private inurnment at Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose. Oak Hill Funeral Home, San Jose.

 

Photos from Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Ferguson.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James R. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 17 June 1907 and died 5 Nov 1987, last residence San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his son James Ray Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            His memorial at Find A Grave lists his wife as Geneva Cora Flood.

            CA Deaths lists James Ray Alford, born 17 June 1907 in CO, died 5 Nov 1987 in Santa Clara Co., mother’s maiden name Carpenter.

            In 1930, Mill Creek, Bourbon Co., KS, James R. Alford, age 22 b. CO, is the only child living with parents George A. Alford, 50 WI, and Ethel P. Alford, 47.

            In 1910, Caney, Montgomery Co., KS, James Alford, age 2 b. CO, is the youngest of 4 children living with parents George Alford 31 WI, and Pearl Alford 27 SD.

            Wisconsin Births, 1820–1907 (Ancestry.com) lists George Arthur Alford, born 28 Apr 1878 in Sauk Co., WI.

            George Arthur Alford married Ethel Pearl Carpenter in Monroe Co., WI, on 6 May 1900.

            CA Deaths lists George Arthur Alford, born 28 Apr 1878 in WI and died 29 Apr 1948 in Santa Clara Co., mother’s maiden name Fowler.

            His lineage: James Ray 1907 CO1, George Arthur 1878 WI2.

 

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JAMES VOIN ALFORD

 

REPUBLIC MONITOR

Republic, MO—14 July 1983

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997, with MO obituaries

 

            Funeral services were held July 12 in Oroville [Butte Co.] CA, for Jim Alford, 39, Oroville, who died July 7 from a massive heart attack. Mr. Alford attended Republic High School from 1960 to 1962, when he graduated. He was a member of the varsity basketball team.

            He is survived by his parents, Maurice and Ruth Alford, Oroville, who formerly operated Stuckey’s on Highway 60, east of Republic; his wife; and three children [Aaron Todd, Nicole Ruth, and Gillian A.].

            Memorial contributions may be sent to Jim Alford Memorial Fund, c/o Congregational Church, 1715 Bird, Oroville, CA 95965 or to M.M. Alford, 453 Silverleaf Drive, Oroville, CA 95965.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his mother, Ruth Fugate Alford, in this compilation.

            CA Deaths lists James Voin Alford, born 11 Jan 1945 in CA, mother’s maiden name Stultz, and died 7 July 1983 in Butte Co., CA.

            CA Births lists James Voin Alford, born 11 Jan 1945 in Ventura Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Fugate.

            James Voin Alford is a Dallas County, MO, Alford descendant, grandson of Matthew Alford and Naomi Bray. He married Debra Jeanne Barr on 12 Oct 1968 in Santa Clara Co., CA.

            CA Births lists their 3 children, all b. in Santa Clara Co.: Aaron T., Nicole R., and Gillian A. Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: James Voin 1945 MO1, Maurice Melvin 1918 MO2, Melvin M. 1887 MO3, Matthew 1854 TN4, John M. 1821 TN5, John 1786 NC6.

 

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JAMES W. HALFORD

 

MERCURY NEWS

San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA—21 December 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            James W. Halford, 69, passed away at his home in Forest Meadows, Murphy’s, California, on Wednesday, December 19, 2001.

            He was born in Oklahoma on February 2, 1932, and had been a Pattern Maker and Foundry Manager in San Jose, retiring to Pioneer, California, in 1994. Mr. Halford moved to Murphy’s in 1999. He was retired from the Air Force National Guard/561st Air Force Band, performing various places throughout the world. He was a member of the Aahmes Temple Shrine Band, Masonic Lodge in Oakland.

            James is survived by his wife, Arlene C. Halford, of Murphy’s, children Nancy Trethewey of Grass Valley, Carla Scapuzzi of Jackson, David Armand of Arnold, Cathy Mitchell of Riverbank, and Barbara DeGraw of Volcano, and sister, Nancy O’Dell of Jackson.

            Neptune Society (a cremation service) was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of James W. Halford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Murphys, Calaveras Co., CA.

 

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JANE D. KOSKI ALFORD

 

MESABI DAILY NEWS

Virginia, St. Louis Co., MN—Tuesday, 20 March 2012

 

            Jane D. (Koski) Alford, 70, of San Diego, Calif., died Feb. 28, 2012, of cancer.

            Jane was born in Virginia [MN] on Oct. 13, 1941, to Elsie and Arthur Koski. She was a graduate of Roosevelt High School Class of 1959 and Virginia Junior College in 1961. She moved in 1963 to California where she made her home and worked in several offices.

            Jane is survived by a daughter, Melinda Alford of San Diego; and siblings, James H. (Luann) Koski of Brainerd, Minn., and Janette Koski of Mountain Iron.

            She was preceded in death by her husband Lanny, parents, aunts and uncles.

            A memorial is planned for later this spring.

 

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MESABI DAILY NEWS

Virginia, St. Louis Co., MN—Saturday, 9 June 2012

 

            Jane D. (Koski) Alford, 70, of San Diego, Calif., died on Feb. 28, 2012, of cancer….

            There will be a celebration of Jane’s life on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at the Nichols Town Hall in Parkville from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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JEAN CUNNINGHAM ALVORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—27 September 1990

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

            Services for Jean C. Alvord, 61, of Chula Vista, were today in Glen Abbey Memorial Park. She died Monday in a hospital.

            Mrs. Alvord was born in Glendale, lived in the county 37 years and taught economics at Sweetwater High School for 17 years. She was a member of the California Home Economics Association, the Sweetwater Education Association, the California Education Association and the Phi Beta chapter of Sigma Psi sorority and a life member of First United Methodist Church. She received a bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University and a master’s degree from Azusa-Pacific University.

            Survivors include her husband, Richard; a daughter, Cheryl Nuhfer of Maryland; a brother, John Cunningham Jr. of Glendale; and three grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her son Richard Leslie Alvord in this compilation.

 

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JESSIE ALFORD DAIGH

 

SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER

Seattle, WA—Saturday, 18 September 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Jessie Alford Daigh: Passed away September 3, 1999 in Seal Beach, CA. Preceded in death by husband Harold B. Daigh and daughter Barbara Jean Johnson. She is survived by one sister, Betty Kindred of Seal Beach, CA, five grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and two great [great?] grandchildren.

            Private family committal service at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 6701 30th Ave., Seattle, WA.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jessie G. Daigh (SS# issued in WA) was born 6 Nov 1900, last residence Seal Beach, Orange Co., CA.

            We included the obituary of her brother William Henry “Harry” Alford in Washington Obituaries.

            SSDI records show that Harold Daigh was born 16 Apr 1899 and died _____ March 1987 (SS# issued in WA), last residence Seal Beach, Orange Co., CA.

            CA Deaths lists Harold Bossard Daigh, born 16 Apr 1899 in WA, died 25 March 1987 in Orange Co., mother’s maiden name Bossard.

            On the 1920 census, Seattle, King Co., WA, Jessie Alford, age 19 born MI, is living with her parents, Alex Alford, 44, and Annie Alford, 43, both born in Canada.

 

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JESSIE KENT MORTON ALFORD

Grandmother of Elizabeth Diane Allison, AAFA #0983

 

PALO ALTO TIMES

Palo Alto, Santa Clara Co., CA—26 December 1973

 

            Memorial services for Mrs. Jessie M. Alford, who died last Friday [December 21] at her home, 222 Laurel St., San Carlos, after a long illness, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at White Oaks Chapel in San Carlos.

            Mrs. Alford, 90, was a native of Kansas and had resided in San Carlos the past 35 years, moving from Belmont where her last husband was owner of Don Alford Realty. She was a charter member of the Belmont PTA.

            Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Charlotte Stone of San Carlos and Mrs. Jessie Kunkle of Phoenix, Ariz.; three sisters, Mrs. Edgar Johnston of Michigan, Mrs. Roy Burdick of Sacramento and Miss Charlotte Morton of Carmel; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

            Interment was at Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto.

 

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PALO ALTO TIMES

Palo Alto, Santa Clara Co., CA—27 December 1973

 

            In San Carlos, Dec. 2, 1973., Jessie M. Alford, wife of the late Donald S. Alford; mother of Mrs. Charlotte Stone, San Carlos, and Mrs. Jessie Kunkle, Phoenix, Ariz.; sister of Mrs. Edgar Johnston, Michigan; Mrs. Roy L. Burdick, Sacramento, and Miss Charlotte, Morton, Carmel; grandmother of Mrs. Elizabeth Allison, Hayward; Donald Kunkle and Bonnie Kunkle, both of Arizona; also survived by two great-grandchildren, a native of Kansas, aged 90 years.

            Memorial services will be held Friday, Dec. 28, 1973, at 2 p.m., at the White Oaks Chapel, 1696 El Camino Real, San Carlos. Reverend Henry Hayden, United Church of Chirst, San Carlos, officiating. Interment was in Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto.

 

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Photo from Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto, Santa Clara Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jerry Rose

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Donald Stillman Alford, in this compilation.

 

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JETTIE MAE MADDOX HALFORD

 

THE RECORD

Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA—Thursday, 14 March 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Jettie Mae Halford, 88, of Tracy, died Monday [March 11] in a Manteca convalescent hospital. She was born in Joy, Texas, and lived in Tracy for 64 years.

            Survivors include her children, Richard D. Halford and Mary Halford, both of Tracy, and Aubrey Halford of Manteca, siblings, Marjorie Robinson of Las Vegas, Frances Pounds of Reno and Clifford Maddox of Sayre, OK, 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and six great great grandchildren.

            Graveside services were held at Tracy Public Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jettie M. Halford (SS# issued in CA) was born 14 Sept 1913, last residence Tracy, San Joaquin Co., CA.

 

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JEWEL M. HOWARD ALFORD HAYES

 

[She died in CA, but we are also including her obituary in the Ohio Obituaries compilation because of her close ties to OH.]

 

HAMILTON JOURNAL-NEWS

Hamilton, Butler Co., OH—Monday, 23 November 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

            Jewel M. Alford Hayes, age 92, died Sunday November 22, 1998 at Fort Hamilton Hughes Hospital. She was born March 19, 1906 in Boswarth, Kentucky, daughter of Jerome S. Howard and Pearl Willmott Howard. On February 9, 1927 she married Alvin Elmer Alford; he preceded her in death February 16, 1961. She married John W. Hayes June 3, 1972.

            She is survived by her husband, John W. Hayes of Hamilton, Ohio; her son, Donald E. Alford and daughter-in law, Margie of Indianapolis, Indiana; three grandchildren, Mrs. Hugh (Donna) Autry of Lakeland, Florida, Barbara Alford of San Diego, California and Scott Alford of Indianapolis, Indiana; a great granddaughter, Cassandra Rae Autry of Lakeland, Florida; a sister, Mrs. Viola Woods of Cincinnati; half sister, Mrs. J.D. (Pat) Brown of Tennessee; a half brother, Jerome S. Howard, Jr. of Roanoke, Virginia and sister-in-law, Elizabeth Howard of Winter Haven, Florida. She has three step children, Willis Hayes of Hermosa Beach, California, Joyce Harn and her husband, Keith of Redondo Beach, California and James Hayes and his wife, Jill and their two sons, John and Jeffrey of Redmond, Washington.

            A brother, Eugene W. Howard; grandson, Keven D. Alford and her parents preceded her in death.

            Jewel was a member of the West Side Baptist Church for 65 years. She was a Sunday School teacher and worked in Bible School. She enjoyed making quilts and knitting. Jewel and her husband were in the process of moving to California where her death occurred. Her husband, John will be moving to California and his new address will be 1910 Clark Land, Redondo Beach, California 90278.

            Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 980 N.W. Washington Blvd.... Burial will be in the Rose Hill Mausoleum....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jewel M. Hayes (SS# issued in OH), last residence Redondo Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            It is possible that Jewel is the widow of a descendant of the Campbell Co. KY Alfords. An Alvin Alford (born 1902, died Feb 1961, according to SSDI) was issued a SS# in OH. In 1900, an Alvin Alford (born 1871) and wife Ida E. _____ of the Campbell Co. KY Alfords had two children: Raymond (born Jan 1895 KY) and Lottie (born 1897 KY). They are missing from the KY census thereafter. In 1920, Butler Co. OH, there is a family with three Alford step-children of Richard Nelson—Raymond (born 1895 KY), Lottie (born 1897 KY) and Elmore (born 1902 KY). I think this Elmore is really Alvin Elmer Alford who married Jewel M. Howard in 1927, in Hamilton, Butler Co. Ohio. Ida E. Alford must have married Richard Nelson some time before 1920. A Ray Alford, born Jan 17 1895 died July 1968 in Butler Co. OH, also according to the SSDI. This seems to have been Alvin’s elder brother.

 

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JEWELL PEARL AUSTIN HALLFORD

 

TULARE ADVANCE-REGISTER [not verbatim]

Tulare, Tulare Co., CA—14 December 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Homemaker Jewell Pearl Hallford, 53, of Tulare, died Saturday, December 12, 1998. Services [will be] held at Hamilton Peers-Lorentzen Chapel with burial at Tulare Cemetery.

            She was born in Quanah, Texas and graduated from Tulare Western High School in 1965. She lived in Los Angeles for 24 years and returned to Tulare in 1989.

            Survivors include her husband, Dewayne Hallford of Tulare; four daughters Sandra Kucera of Temecula, Shelley Roseman of Northridge, Cindy Fuentez of Burbank, and La Donna Domaradzki of Arleta; two brothers, Arthur Austin of Bell Gardens and Carl Austin of Squaw Valley; three sisters, Betty Cartlidge and Alice Davis both of Tulare, and Peggy Murphy of Las Vegas, Nevada; and four grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jewell P. Hallford (SS# issued in CA) was born 29 Oct 1945, last residence not listed.

 

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JOAN RITA ALFORD

 

MODESTO BEE

Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA—Saturday, 29 July 2006

 

Oct. 24, 1933—July 24, 2006

 

            Joan Rita Alford, 72, of Modesto died Monday [July 24] at her home.

            Miss Alford was a native of Las Vegas, and had lived in Modesto since 1960 and in California since 1936. She was a clerk at Sears. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame. She enjoyed reading and her cats.

            Burial at St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery. Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joan R. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 24 Oct 1933, last residence Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA.

 

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JOANNE LOUELLA ALFORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—15 January 2009

 

            Joanne L. Alford, 62, of Exeter died Jan. 16. Private services. Arrangements: Smith Family Chapel, Exeter.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joanne Luella Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 9 June 1946, last residence Exeter, Tulare Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Richard Earl Alford and Wanda Lee Alford Phillips (with census information) in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Joyce Ellene Alford Espinoza Muleback in Oregon Obituaries.

            CA Births lists Joanne Louella Alford born 9 June 1946 in Tulare Co., mother’s maiden name Neal.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Joanne Louella 1946 CA1, Kenneth Earl 1906 CA2, William 1863 CA3, Russell 1826 VA4, William 1800 VA5.

 

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JOHN BENJAMIN ALFORD

 

KOKOMO TRIBUNE

Kokomo, Howard Co., IN—Monday, 14 July 1941

 

            Relatives here have been advised of the death early last week of John B. Alford, 72-year-old former Center township trustee, at his home in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Walter Alford of Frankfort is a brother.

            Mr Alford left here a few years ago after having spent his entire life in and near this city. The wife, the former Hannah Smith, and one daughter are among survivors.

 

AAFA NOTES: From CA Deaths: John Benjamin Alford was born 7 Jan 1868 in KY and died 7 July 1941 in San Luis Obispo Co., mother’s maiden name Hulley.

            Bertha May Alford, the great-grandmother of Grace Sharon Brown, AAFA #1115, was John Benjamin Alford’s sister.

            John and his wife Hannah (1866–1955) are buried in San Luis Cemetery, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo Co., CA.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John William Alford, b. 1811 England – died 1890 Kentucky.

            His lineage: John Benjamin 1868 KY1, James Henry 1839 OH2, John William 1811 England3, John about 1783 England4, John 1759 England5, Edward 1725 England6, Robert bef 1699 England7.

 

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JOHN BRITTON ALFORD

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—Tuesday, 12 October 2010

 

 

            Alford, Lt. Col. John Britton (USAF Ret)—Born 11/05/1942 in Los Angeles, CA. Passed away at his home in Citrus Heights, CA on 10/07/2010 of natural causes. He is deeply missed by his wife Linda, eldest son Chris, youngest son Casey and his grandson Calvin.

            John was educated at Oklahoma State University and graduated from UCLA with a degree in Management. He received his Masters Degree in Logistics from AFIT at Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio. After completing Air War College in Alabama he went on to have a long and distinguished military career, retiring at McClellan AFB in Sacramento in 1991. During his civilian career he continued his government work with the State of California (EDD).

            There will be a public viewing on 10/13/2010 from 10am-11pm at Price Funeral Chapel in Citrus Heights, CA, followed by a Military Funeral at Dixon National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Price Funeral Chapel (6335 Sunrise Blvd., Citrus Heights, 725-2109).

 

Photo from Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, Solano Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, William Tatum

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of John Britton Alford (SS# issued in ID), last residence Citrus Heights, Sacramento Co., CA.

 

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JOHN C. ALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—13 March 1945

 

            Alford, John C., loving husband of Ethel B. Alford, father of Mrs. Elizabeth Vanderburg, Florence D., Ethel L., Doris M., Susan J., Mary J., John A. & Charles J. Alford (the 2 sons serving in the armed forces), brother of Charles and __olla Alford, Nellie Hair, Myrtle Bou__n & Mary Ross.

            Services Thurs., 1:30 p.m., at the Brample Funeral Home, 1816 Doberman St.

 

AAFA NOTES: The left side of this obituary was cut off by one or two letters.

            CA Deaths lists John C. Alford, died 11 March 1945 in Los Angeles Co., born 2 Sept 1888 in KS, mother’s maiden name Havey.

            CA Births lists the births of 5 daughters listed in the obituary (not Elizabeth), all born in Los Angeles Co. from 1923–1933), mother’s maiden name Aten.

            CA Deaths lists John Aten Alford, born 1913 in KS and died in 1995 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Aten.

 

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JOHN D. “JACK” ALFORD

 

THE TRIBUNE

San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo Co., CA—2 October 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            John “Jack” Alford, 86, of Los Osos died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, at his home.

            Jack was a Wyo. resident, retired professor and golf coach at the University of Wyoming. He and his wife Anne came here for the sun and ocean.

            Jack enjoyed golf, bridge, horse racing, and the many wonderful friends he made here. Anne died three years ago and Jack successfully adjusted his life to be an independent man.

            Jack lived passionately and died consciously surrounded by his proud children, Jim, Robin, Rich and Jeff….

 

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University of Wyoming

College of Education—Fall 2003

 

 

            Jack served the university for over forty years. He was involved in a number of adult education activities: veterans appraiser, director of correspondence study, coordinator of audiovisual services, director of Adult Education and Community Services (1968-1972), and professor. An extremely popular instructor, Jack helped teachers throughout the state improve their instructional techniques.

            John “Jack” Alford, a former longtime Laramie resident, died at his home in Los Osos, California, Wednesday, September 24, 2003.

            He was born in 1917 in New York and moved to Wyoming during the Depression where he worked on the oil pipelines before attending the University of Wyoming.

            He married Annabeth Hegewald in 1943. He later enlisted in the U.S. Army and fought in Europe during World War II as a second lieutenant. After the war he returned to Laramie and continued his studies at UW, graduating with a Ph.D. in Education.

            He was director of education and audio visual services and later became a professor in the Department of Education. He was also the UW golf coach and a co-founder of Jacoby Golf Course.

            He is survived by his children Jim Alford, Robin Alford Nelson, Rich Alford and Jeff Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John D. Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 21 Apr 1917, last residence Los Osos, San Luis Obispo Co., CA.

            SSDI records show that Anne B. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 28 Feb 1921, died 19 Nov 2000, last residence Los Osos, San Luis Obispo Co., CA.

            On the 1930 census in Buffalo, Erie Co., NY, John D. Alford, age 12 NY, is listed with his parents, Stanley H. Alford, 34 NY, and Edith L. Alford, 34 PA, and younger siblings Elizabeth A. 10 NY and Robert 2-3/12 NY.

 

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JOHN D’ARCY HALFORD

 

MERCED SUN-STAR

Merced, Merced Co., CA—Tuesday, 26 July 2005

 

            John D’Arcy Halford January 16, 1910 ~ July 18, 2005 John was born on January 16, 1910, and passed away on July 18, 2005.

            John was born in England, then he came to New Jersey in 1933. Most of his working years were spent in Marblehead, MA where he worked in sales for International Multi Foods, Corp. At retirement he moved to Sarasota FL where he served as a docent at the Ringling Brothers Museum. He was also a member of Show Folks and St. Andrews Society in Sarasota. He has lived in Atwater and Mariposa for 10 years and was a member of Masonic Lodge #24 in Mariposa. He was an avid follower of the Stock Market.

            He is survived by daughters, Mary (Halford) Roberts of Atwater and Laura Sisk of Indianapolis, TN, sons, John Halford Jr. of Schaghticoke, NY, David Halford of Sandy, UT, and Nicholas Halford of Troy, NY. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

            A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. at the Merced Masonic Center.... All arrangements are under the direction of Allen Mortuary, Turlock.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of John D. Halford (SS# issued in NY), last residence Atwater, Merced Co., CA.

 

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JON RICHARD “RICH” ALFORD

 

IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS

El Centro, Imperial Co., CA—Monday, 3 February 2003

 

            El Centro native and Alford Distributing owner John “Rich” Alford, 61, died in his home Saturday or Sunday night of causes not yet determined.

            Alford took over and expanded his family’s business when his parents died and moved it from its previous site on State Street to Main Street in El Centro.

            The business, which distributes Anheuser-Busch Co. products, just celebrated its 54th year of operation. Alford was known for his participation and sponsorship of Imperial Valley events, his antique car museum and his enthusiasm for Valley history.

            After graduating from high school, Alford attended Cal Poly, Pomona, where he met his wife, Cherie. He served in the National Guard for 10 years.

            An avid collector and restorer of antique cars. he owned a Ford from every decade and many Franklins. Many of the cars were “pieces of junk” he found abandoned in the Valley and restored to immaculate condition, said his daughter, Cherisse Alford.

            In his office 28 antique cars are showcased, along with Budweiser memorabilia. Throughout his life he brought numerous groups of students through the car museum, educating them on cars and incorporating history into the tours.

            He also initiated the Sunrunners, a car club in the Valley.

            With his desk in the front office, he always had an open-door policy and never charged anyone admission to the car museum, according to those who worked with him.

            As a life-long resident of El Centro and a history buff, he prided himself on preserving the history of the Valley, said Cherisse Alford.

            “That really meant a lot to him to him, to keep the Valley heritage and history alive,” she said.

            Alford was a major contributor to the opening of the Pioneers’ Museum near Imperial Valley College.

            He is survived by Cherie Alford; daughter Cherisse Alford; son and daughter-in-law Jeff and Carolyn Alford, all of El Centro; and numerous family members and friends.

 

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IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS

El Centro, Imperial Co., CA—Friday, 7 February 2003

 

John Richard Alford

March 28, 1941–Feb. 2, 2003

 

            Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Jon Richard Alford, 61, of El Centro, who died Sunday in his home.

            Services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday in Sts. Peter & Paul Episcopal Church in El Centro. The Rev. Carlos Garcia will officiate.

            Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

            Mr. Alford was born March 28, 1941, in El Centro, where he attended schools and graduated from Central Union High School in 1959. He later graduated from Cal Poly, Pomona.

            Mr. Alford married Cherie Alford. They purchased the Alford Distributing Co. in 1978, a family business that celebrated its 54th year in business this year. The company is the exclusive distributor of Anheuser-Busch products and has received numerous civic and industry awards throughout the years.

            Mr. Alford was well known for his extensive collection of antique automobiles. What started as a small collection of cars, including a 1929 Model A that he bought for $5 developed into a world-renowned collection of Fords and Franklins. The Alford collection includes a Ford from every decade and several of the rare Franklins in the world. Alford’s Antique Car Museum is in the Alford business facility on East Main Street in El Centro.

            Mr. Alford was well known for his generous contributions to charities and events throughout the Imperial Valley. He also took pride in his involvement with festivals in Borrego Springs, Julian and Mexicali. He served in the California National Guard and was stationed at Fort Ord.

            He was integral in the groundbreaking for the Pioneers’ Museum and the Sunrunners Club of El Centro. Following in his father’s footsteps, he served on the California Beer Distributors Association board for several years.

            Survivors include his daughter, Cherisse R. Alford of Spokane, Wash.; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Carolyn Alford of El Centro; brother, Tom Alford of Athena, Ore.; uncle, Willard Bogue of Imperial; cousins, Andy and Pinky Bogue, both of La Quinta; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            The family suggests memorials be sent to the Richard Alford Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1845, El Centro, CA 92243 or to the El Centro Regional Medical Center building campaign, 1415 Ross Ave., El Centro, CA 92243

FAG photo requested 1/17/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jon R. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence not listed.

            From CA Births: Jon Richard Alford was born 28 March 1941 in Imperial Co., mother’s maiden name Bogue.

 

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JOHN THOMAS ALFORD

 

MODESTO BEE

Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA—26 March 1935

 

TURLOCK, March 26—John Thomas Alford, 75, died last night at the family home on south Broadway after an extended illness. Alford was born in Wisconsin and had lived in the Turlock district the last thirty years.

            Besides his widow, Mrs. Mary Alford he leaves a son, Fred Alford of Turlock, two daughters, Mrs. Tillie Price, Turlock, and Mrs. Kate Maddux, Modesto; a brother, William G. Alford of Santa Ana and a sister, Mrs. Mary Perez of Chino.

            Funeral arrangements are in charge of the O’Hara Funeral Home.

 

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MODESTO BEE

Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA—28 March 1935

 

TURLOCK, March 27—Last rites were conducted to-day at the O’Hara Funeral Home for John Thomas Alford, 75, who died Monday night after an extended illness. Interment was in the Turlock Cemetery.

            Alford was a native of Wisconsin and had lived in the Turlock district the last thirty years.

            Besides his widow, Mrs. Mary Alford, he leaves a son, two daughters, a brother and sister.

 

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Photo from Turlock Memorial Park, Turlock, Stanilaus Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Benita

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his children Fred Clarence Alford, Kathryn Ellen Alford Maddux, and Tillie Mae Alford Price Commons in this compilation.

            Benita Moore, great-granddaughter of John Thomas Alford, posted the gravestone photos at FindAGrave.com. She reports that John Thomas Alford was born 16 May 1859 in Iowa Co., WI; and his wife, Mary Jane Fender, was born 29 July 1870 in Laclede, Linn Co., MO.

            His lineage: John Thomas 1859 WI1, Thomas Frederick 1832 England2.

 

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JOHN VERNON “JACK” ALFORD

Father of Patricia Ann Alford DeGrofft, AAFA #0203

 

Patricia DeGrofft compiled the following article with information from these sources:

 

DAILY NEWS

Red Bluff, Tehama Co., CA—12 July 1989

 

CASCADE CATTLEMAN, 14 August 1989

An Associated Press Report

 

Included in AAFA ACTION, September 1989

 

RED BLUFF, CALIFORNIA—An afternoon grass fire on Reeds Creek Road west of Red Bluff sparked a chain of events that led to the death July 11th of prominent Red Bluff cattleman Jack Alford.

            Alford, a fifth-generation native of Tehama County died at the Alford Home Ranch as he worked to save the ranch house and his wife, Betty, from a wind-driven range fire that scorched 522 acres of rangeland and burned to within 100 feet of the residence.

            The 64-year old rancher—who only 30 minutes earlier had walked away from the wreckage of his pick-up when it had plunged 75 feet into a creek bed—collapsed and died after wetting his home’s wood-shake roof in order to keep it from catching fire.

            “He was trying to save his home and our mom” said Alford’s 38-year-old son and ranch partner, Jim Alford, who had arrived at the family’s Alford Home Ranch while a fire crew from the California Department of Forestry struggled to revive his father.

            “When I arrived, the forestry men were administering CPR,” Alford said, “but I could tell he was already expired.”

            The fire fighters, who relieved Alford’s wife and a local ranch hand after they had begun CPR on Alford, continued the resuscitation efforts until paramedics from St. Elizabeth Hospital could arrive and take over the unsuccessful effort.

            Alford was reportedly on his way to a neighboring ranch when he blacked out. He had gone there earlier where he helped direct firefighters to the blaze and save the home there. The fire was started by the carelessness of a 12-year old boy riding an all-terrain vehicle in which the heat of the engine and exhaust caused extreme dry rangeland to burst into flames.

            The pickup was totaled when it plunged 75 feet and landed on its roof at the bottom of Eliza Creek. Alford who suffered a four inch gash in his scalp and numerous broken ribs crawled out of the pick-up and through thick vines 1/4 mile down the creekbed and back up the embankment towards his home when a passing ranch hand stopped and gave him a ride.  “I don’t know how he ever walked away from the accident,” said Jim Alford. “It amazed me when I saw it myself.” After returning home the elder Alford saw the approaching fire and climbed on to his roof with a hose. He worked for some 30 minutes to wet it down before he climbed back down and collapsed without a word, Jim Alford said.

            Alford was born January 5, 1925 at the Los Molinos Colony ranch home of his maternal grandparents, John Henry and Magdelina (Heine) Dayton. Born to Roy V. and Bernice Florence Alford, California cattle ranchers, he received his early schooling in a one room schoolhouse in the Hunter district west of Red Bluff. He graduated from Red Bluff High School where he received honors as a State Farmer in FFA and for his athletic ability in football. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps in World War II before he returned to the county and in 1948, married Betty Louise Stone of El Camino, at Carmel CA September 12th.

            The couple has two children, Jim and Patti Ann, and continue the Alford family’s tradition of cattle ranching that first began when Alford’s great-great grandfather, Robert Temple Alford, walked across the plains from Arkansas and settled in Tehama County in 1856.

            Alford, whose family has been raising cattle in the Hunter District since the turn of the century, ran a commercial stocker-steer operation that supplied cattle for feedlots in Coalinga, CA and Pasco, WA.

            Alford was president of the Tehama County Cattleman’s Association in 1964-65 and was named Cattleman of the Year by the group in 1987. He was chairman of the Red Bluff Sale Committee and was a director of the Red Bluff Round-Up for 35 years. He also volunteered his efforts for the past 40 years as a member of the Elks Lodge “Kitchen Krew” that prepared meals at the Cattlemans and Woolgrowers Field Days and other events.

            Alford had been a member of the Junior Livestock Auction Committee since 1959. He was honored by the group in 1980 for his contribution toward making the program a success for youths involved in agriculture.

            He was recognized by the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service in 1959, when he was awarded California Rangeman of the Year. He also served as a member of the local ASCS Range Improvement Committee.

            But mostly, Alford spent his time working on his ranch and helping neighboring ranchers at springtime brandings working in a way son Jim Alford said came most naturally to him.

            “The neighbors liked him because he always took the widest circle,” he said. “He was the best cowboy. It was what he did all his life and it’s what he did best. He’ll be sorely missed.”

            Alford is survived by his wife Betty Alford; his son Jim Alford, and his wife, Vicki, and their children, Quinn Roy and Abigail Paige, all of Red Bluff; his daughter Patti Ann Alford-Degrofft of Pendleton, Oregon and her husband Duane, and their children, Ryan and Tiah Jill. Also of Red Bluff, a sister (Mrs. Jack) Elaine Owens and an aunt, Ethel Alford Peterson.

            Alford was buried in the Alford Family Plot at Oak Hill Cemetery in Red Bluff.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Betty Louise Stone Alford; and his sister Elaine Melvina Alford Owens in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: John Vernon “Jack” 1925 CA1, Roy Vernon 1904 CA2, Robert Temple 1874 CA3, Julius Marion 1845 AR4, Robert Temple 1814 MS5, Julius 1785 NC6, Hudson 1760 NC7, James Lodwick 1749 NC8.

 

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JOHN WESLEY ALFORD

 

THE RECORD-UNION

Sacramento, Sacramento, CA—Sunday, 7 February 1897

 

COWARDLY MURDER AT WATSONVILLE.

A Police Officer Found in the Street With a Bullet Hole in His Temple

Lived Several Hours, But Never Regained Consciousness.

 

SANTA CRUZ, Feb. 6—At 9 o’clock this morning the body of night watchman John W. Alford was found in front of Days saloon in Watsonville with a bullet wound in the temple. His hat, which was powder-burned, lay near him. One chamber of Alford’s pistol was empty. It is clearly a case of murder, which the officers are now investigating. So far there is no clue. Alford has been night watchman for about a year. He was formerly a resident of Boulder Creek.

            Up to this evening no clue has been discovered to unravel the mystery of Alford’s death. The evidence points to murder. The bullet passed through the temple, passing upward to the brain. He lived four hours after being shot, but never regained consciousness.

            Alford enforced the laws against keeping open the saloons of Watsonville after midnight, and the result was several arrests, one saloonkeeper forfeiting his license. Bitter feeling was engendered among all the night rounders against Alford. Some of his friends advised him to resign, fearing harm would result, and he said he would resign in the spring, when he expected to secure other employment. The fact that no powder burns were found on the temple dissipates the suicide theory. The Coroner s Inquest will be held Monday.

            Alford was 41 years old and leaves a widow and eight children.

 

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SAN FRANCISCO CALL

San Francisco, CA—Sunday, 7 February 1897

 

FOUND DYING ON HIS BEAT

Night Watchman Alford of Watsonville Killed by a Bullet

Believed to Have Attempted an Arrest and Encountered Resistance

Rough Character Under Suspicion Suddenly Disappears From tbe Town

 

WATSONVILLE, Cal., Feb. 6— Night Watchman John W. Alford was found dying on the sidewalk on Lower Main street at 2:30 o’clock this morning. Near his hand lay a pistol and a bullet had penetrated his brain. He expired at 7 o’clock without regaining consciousness. Indications point to a cold-blooded murder.

            “Jack” Bode [sic] and Carrie Smith, who have figured in the justice courts here at different times in the past, are believed to know more of the officer’s death than they have revealed. About 8:30 o’clock this morning Carrie Smith awakened Belle Anderson, a resident of the tenderloin district, and told her that Alvord [sic] had shot himself.

            Miss Anderson dressed herself and accompanied the Smith woman to where she found Alford lying on the sidewalk, bleeding from a bullet wound in his head. She at once blew her police-whistle, Officer Fiske arrived and the dying watchman was taken to Dr. Watter’s sanitarium, where he lingered for several hours. There are several theories in regard to the shooting. Some of the local officers contend that it was a case of suicide, but can give no reason for such a course. It seems that “Jack” Bodie was given six months in the County Jail or the privilege of leaving the county some time ago when arraigned on a charge of vagrancy. He returned to Watsonville on Thursday evening.

            Officer Alford had threatened to arrest him if he ever returned, and as he had been seen last evening it is believed that Alford attempted to do his duty and was killed for his trouble. Bodie has not been seen since.

            Miss Smith was detained for an interview by the Sheriff, but has since been dismissed on her own recognizance. The inquest has been postponed until Monday, so as to give the officers more time to work on the case.

            Alford was a member of the United Workmen and leaves a widow and eight children.

 

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SAN FRANCISCO CALL

San Francisco, CA—8 February 1897

 

WATSONVILLE’S MYSTERY

Sheriff Besse Believes Watchman Alford Committed Suicide

 

WATSONVILLE, Cal., Feb. 7—The inquest in the case of Night Watchman John W. Alford, who was found dying with a pistol wound in the head on the street yesterday morning, will be held tomorrow. People here are still divided between the theories of suicide and murder. Sheriff Besse, who came from Santa Cruz, believes it to be a case of suicide, and so does Dr. Watters, who first, examined the body. The question as to whether the pistol had been recently fired, or whether it was Alford’s custom to keep one chamber empty, will be investigated by the Deputy Coroner. The funeral of Alford took place this afternoon.

 

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SAN FRANCISCO CALL

San Francisco, CA—9 February 1897

 

WATSONVILLE, Cal., Feb. 8—The inquest on the body of Night Watchman Alford, who was killed on Friday night, was not concluded to-day. It was shown that the pistol had been held close to his head, as powder marks were found on his hat. It is generally believed that Alford was murdered. “Jack” Bodie, who had quarreled with him, has not been arrested, as it is proved that he was not in town at the time of the killing. The inquest will be continued to-morrow.

 

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SAN FRANCISCO CALL

San Francisco, CA—13 February 1897

 

“Spanish Carrie” Lodged in Jail Pending Further Inquiry Into Watchman ford’s Death

 

SANTA CRUZ, Cal., Feb. 12— Carrie Smith, sometimes known as Carrie Ward, but more commonly called “Spanish Carrie,” of Watsonville, has been lodged in the County Jail here to await investigation by District Attorney Carl Lindsay of the facts and circumstances that led the Coroner’s jury to its verdict in the death of Night Watchman Alford, who was found dying on a street in Watsonville last Saturday morning. The verdict of the jury could be taken to mean either suicide or murder without expressing the jury’s opinion, as it merely stated the facts that were patent to the most casual observer— that Alford came to his death by a gunshot wound and the jury did not know who fired the gun.

            Spanish Carrie, by her own evidence, was with Alford on the street just before the shot was fired. They quarreled about her intention to return to live with Jack Bodie, the inference being that Alford was jealous of Bodie. The quarrel reached the point of Altord’s threatening to shoot the woman if she did not get off the street and go home, so she says. The advocates of the suicide theory say Alford feared the woman might expose his relations with her and her associates, and decided then and there to end the disgrace he had brought upon himself and his family by taking his life. That has been the view expressed by the Sheriff’s office. But Sheriff Besse doesn’t always express his real opinions too early in a case when his statements are likely to be printed.

            The District Attorney took the precaution to permit no charge of negligence to be laid at the door of his office. Spanish Carrie may know more, and she may even know less of the killing of John Alford than she told. She is of that walk in life traveled by many who have as small regard for truth as for virtue. The people of Watsonville generally believe murder was done.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his brother William Alexander Alford in this compilation.

            In 1880, Watsonville, Santa Cruz Co., CA, John Alford, 27 IL carpenter, is living with his wife Mary E. 20 CA, and 2 daughers, Hatty 2 CA and Edna 6/12 CA. Next door is his mother, Martha C. Alford.

            In 1900, still in Watsonville, this is probably his widow: Mary E. Alford, 39 b. Dec 1860 in CA, widow, 7 children, 7 living; and children Harry, Freddie, Pearl, and Wesley.

            In 1870 John is with his mother in Eden, Alameda Co., CA: Martha Alford, 42 TN, William 19 TN, John 18 IL, Julia 15 IL, and Thomas 11 IL.

            In 1860 the family is in Township 11 Range 8, Macoupin Co., IL: Matthew N. Alford, 41 AL, farmer; Martha C. 38 TN; and children Charles 17 TN, William F. 10 TN, John H. 7 IL, Julia E. 5 IL, and Thomas N. 5/12 IL.

            In 1850 they are in Subdivision 20, Roane Co., TN: Matthew M. Alford, 31 AL, farming; Martha C. 29 TN; Charles 7 TN; and infant (m) 1/12 TN. Next door is the family of Charles Alford, 61 NC, Mary 55 TN, and Sarah 13 TN.

            Several Ancestry.com Family Trees list Matthew Nelson Alford, son of Charles Alford and Mary Tipton, married Martha Caroline Young.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Charles Alford, 1790 NC – 1858 IL.

            His lineage: John Wesley 1853 IL1, Matthew Nelson 1819 AL2, Charles 1790 NC3.

 

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JOHN WIGGINS ALFORD

Uncle of Jo Lynn Alford Long, AAFA #0718

 

Photo from his niece JoLynn Alford Long

Used with permission

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—3 January 2003

 

Feb. 2, 1923-Dec. 26, 2002

 

            John W. Alford, 79, of La Mesa died Dec. 26. He was born in Mississippi and was a master sergeant in the Air Force.

            Survivors include his wife, Gladys Alford; daughter, Deborah E. Alford of Oceanside; sons, John W. Alford Jr. of Houston and Donald Alford of Castro Valley; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

            Services: 2 p.m. Jan. 11, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 2766 Navajo Road, El Cajon. Arrangements: Greenwood Mortuary.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of John w. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence La Mesa, San Diego Co., CA.

            We included the obituaries of his father, Elbert Robert Alford Sr. in both North Carolina and Mississippi Obituaries; his siblings Claude Hines Alford Sr. and Frances Willard Alford Franklin in Missouri Obituaries; and his brother Elbert Robert Alford Jr. in Texas Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known and Suspected Descendants of Peachman Alford b. ca 1795 VA.

            His lineage: John Wiggins 1923 MS1, Elbert Robert 1897 MS2, Ephraim D. 1827 SC3, Peachman 1795 VA4.

 

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JOHNIE ALFORD, SR.

 

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE

Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—Tuesday, 20 July 1993

 

            Services for Johnie Alford Sr., 75, will be at 11 a.m. today at Tillie’s Memorial Chapel in San Bernardino. He died of cancer July 10 at his home in Moreno Valley.

            Burial will be in Olivewood Cemetery in Riverside.

            Mr. Alford was born in Clarksville [Red River Co.], Texas. He had lived in Moreno Valley since 1971, when he opened his own landscaping business. Before that, he worked for Kaiser Steel in Fontana. He retired in the early 1980s.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, LouSetta; three sons, Kenneth and Dennis, both of Moreno Valley, and Johnie Jr. of Highland; five daughters, Florida Mae Richardson of Barstow and Carol, Karla, Agnes and Christina, all of Moreno Valley; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, Alfred of Moreno Valley; and a sister, Florida Bee Priestly of Lubbock, Texas.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his children Dennis Earl Alford and Karla Kaye Alford; and his brother Alfred Charles Alford in this compilation.

            CA Deaths lists Johnie Alford, born 12 Feb 1918 in TX, died 10 July 1993 in Riverside Co., mother’s maiden name Kirkland.

 

1930 CENSUS

Precinct 6, Red River Co., TX

 

Jerry M. Liggins     head               45        TX TX TX      Negro

Agness                    wife                42        TX TX TX      Negro

Arney Alford          stepson           17        TX TX TX      Negro

Delbert                    stepson           13        TX TX TX      Negro

Johnie                     stepson             9        TX TX TX      Negro

Clemie                    stepson             7        TX TX TX      Negro

A.C.                        stepson             6        TX TX TX      Negro

Floida B.                 stepdau    4-2/12        TX TX TX      Negro

 

1920 CENSUS

Precinct 6, Red River Co., TX

 

John P. Alford        head               40        TX TX TX      Black

Agnes                     wife                36        TX LA LA      Black

Jossie                      stepdau           15        TX TX LA      Black

Theordor                 stepson           11        TX TX LA      Black

Ermer                      son           6-3/12        TX TX LA      Black

Delbert                    son           5-1/12        TX TX LA      Black

John                        son           2-2/12        TX TX LA      Black

Pearl Johnston        niece         9/4/12        TX TX LA      Black

 

            On John Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 39, born 28 Jan 1879. He is a Negro farmer living in Red River Co., TX, and has lost one eye.

            His lineage: Johnie 1918 TX1, John P. 1879 TX2.

 

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JOHNNIE LEE ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Friday, 11 August 2006

 

Nov. 11, 1931-Aug. 4, 2006

 

            Johnnie Lee Alford, 74, of La Mesa died Aug. 4. He was born in Hope [Hempstead Co.], Ark., and was a sandblaster for a construction company. He served in the Army.

            Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Alford; daughter, Teresa Fletcher; son, Ricky Alford; stepdaughters, Janet Green and Tammye Scott; stepsons, Albert Merritt and Lonzie Belcher; brother, Luther Shaw; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

            Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Anderson-Ragsdale Mortuary, 5050 Federal Blvd., San Diego.

            Services: 10 a.m. Monday at the mortuary.

            Interment: 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside.

 

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Photo from Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, CRob

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Johnnie L. Alford (SS# issued in AR), last residence La Mesa, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Bobbie Jean Dillihunt Scott Alford, in this compilation.

            CA Marriages lists Johnnie L. Alford, age 36, married Bobbie J. Dillihunt, age 26, on 29 June 1968 in San Diego, San Diego Co., CA. In another record, she is listed as Bobbie J. Scott.

 

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JOSEPH ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Thursday, 9 December 1909

 

DEATHS

 

            In this city, Dec. 4, 1909, Joseph Alford; a native of England, aged 63 years, 4 months, 16 days.

 

AAFA NOTES: His birth date, calculated from his age at death, is 18 July 1846. He is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

 

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JOSEPH BALLARD “JAY” HALFORD

 

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MERCURY NEWS

San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA—Friday, 16 January 2009

 

            Joseph Ballard “Jay” Halford passed away suddenly at his home in San Diego, CA on December 23, 2008. Jay was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on March 30, 1962 to Kendall Hutchinson Halford and Frank Atherton Halford. Jay moved with his family to San Jose, CA where his mother worked for Lockheed Martin.

            In San Jose, Jay and his brother Brock provided endless laughter, fun, and excitement and they were loved dearly. In 1980, Jay graduated top of his class from Lynbrook High School in San Jose, CA. Jay continued his education and graduated from University Utah with a degree in Business Economics in 1986. He earned scholastic awards including Pi Beta Kappa, Pi Kappa Pi, and Omicron Delta Epsilon. Jay was a member of the University of Utah ski club and a proud member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. After College, Jay pursued and earned his MBA at the prestigious Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management in Phoenix, AZ. Once Jay completed his education, he became an Independent Global Investment Manager, which allowed him to follow his true passion, traveling and living all over the world. He especially enjoyed places where the windsurfing was great and the weather was warm.

            Dearly beloved son of and survived by his mother, Kendall Halford, of Salem, OR, his Aunt Barbara McGowan, Uncle Scott McGowan, Aunt Candice Chamberlain, Uncle Mike Chamberlain, and numerous cousins in Oregon and relatives in Hawaii.

            Jay was predeceased by his father, Frank Atherton Halford in 1968, and his brother, David Brocton Halford in 1998.

            Jay will be greatly missed by his family and friends, especially for the vivid tales of his travels and adventures. His family and friends will live with his unique gifts as their own, gratefully, but more painfully without him. Special friends of Jays: Randy Petersen, Dan Sparagna, Courtney Boscoe, and Andrea Boscoe. “Jay Halford…One of a kind. We loved him and deeply miss him.”

            Jay will rest in peace at Rest Lawn Garden Mortuary in Salem, Oregon. A private family service will be held at a later date.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Billy J. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA.

 

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JOSEPH BURNS ALFORD

 

MODESTO BEE

Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA—Tuesday, 5 February 2013

 

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Joseph Burns Alford

Jan 3, 1930 - Jan 27, 2013

 

            Joe passed away surrounded by his loving family. Joe was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Dollie and Harold Alford and his wife, Evadine Alford.

            He is survived by his daughter Donna Merkel (Robert) of Kauai HI, Gail Jarboe (Wes) of Modesto, CA and son Eric Alford of Forest Hill, CA, his sister Janice Chancellor (Jack). Grandchildren, Jason Alford, Robert Merkel Jr., Brian Merkel and Craig Jarboe. Great-grandchildren, Tyler and Kaden Alford and Eli Merkel.

            Joe was born in Bokoshe OK. He moved to Modesto at a young age and graduated from Modesto High School in 1948. He served three years in the Coast Guards during the Korean War. He worked for Bank of America for 33 years. He enjoyed golf and traveling.

            The family gives special thanks to Valley Comfort and Community Hospice for their compassionate care.

            Services are private, under the direction of Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Joe B. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his wife, Evadine Rozell Bell Alford, in this compilation.

 

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JOSEPH F. ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Saturday, 31 July 1915

 

DEATHS

 

            In this city, July 30, 1915, Joseph Alford, brother of Robert Alford of Lakeside; a native of Indiana, aged 78 years.

            Funeral services will be held at the chapel of H.E. Carmichael & Co., Third and Ash streets, today (Saturday), July 31, 1915, at 2 p. m., under the auspices of Heintzelman Post No. 33, G.A.R. Friends and members of the G.A R. are invited to attend.

            Interment Mt. Hope cemetery.

 

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WEEKLY NEWS TIMES

Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—Friday, 3 September 1915

 

            Joseph F. Alford, 77 years old, died at his home in Lakeside, Cal. He was born in Elkhart county and left here 35 years ago. The deceased was unmarried.

            Surviving are two brothers, James M., of this city and William of South Bend and one sister, Mrs. Ellen Chalfant of South Bend.

 

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Photo from Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, D. Meserole

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his brother Robert Alford Jr. in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his parents, Robert Alford and Sarah Cart Alford; and siblings Benjamin C. Alford, Delilah Jane Alford Miller, Eleanor C. Alford Chalfant, George Washington Alford, Sarah Ann Alford Swart, and William A. Alford in Indiana Obituaries.

            He has no gravestone. His grave is next to the grave of Constance G Edwards.

            Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422, maintains a website for the Descendants of ‘Irish’ John Alford, including family genealogy, many photos, and historical information.

            His lineage: Joseph F. 1837 IN1, Robert 1805 VA2, Henry 1778 VA3, John 1735 Ireland4.

 

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JOSEPH LEROY ALVORD

Uncle of Velda Lee Greenwell Coffin, AAFA #0900

 

Photo from: Frank Esshom, Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, (Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Pioneers Book Publishing Company, 1913), p. 185

 

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE

Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT—27 February 1949

 

OGDEN—Joseph LeRoy Alvord, 65, former resident and native of West Weber, Weber county, died Friday at 11:30 p.m. Modesto, Cal., after a lingering illness. He was born Aug 20, 1883, in West Weber, son of Joseph B. and Sarah E. Mower Alvord. He moved to southern California 26 years ago and resided in the Los Angeles area.

            In the Los Angeles Stake, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he was a member of the high priests’ quorum and was active in church work. As a young man he filled a mission for the LDS church in Holland.

            Survivors include the following sons and daughters: Joseph Byron and LeRoy Alvord, Mr. Nadine Andreason and Mrs. Norma Owens, Los Angeles; Mrs. Thelma Grachio, San Francisco, Cal.; Jack Alvord, Pocatello, Ida: Dale and Betty Jean Alvord, Torrance, Cal.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; also three sisters; Mrs. Susie F. Hunter, Ogden; Amy Hadley, Emmett, Ida.; and Mrs. Flossie Greenwell, Paul, Ida.

            Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Larkins and Sons’ funeral chapel in Ogden by George Heslop, former bishop of the West Weber LDS ward. Friends may call at the funeral chapel Tuesday from 4 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday to time of services. Burial will be in the West Weber cemetery.

 

Photo from West Weber Cemetery, West Weber, Weber Co., UT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Allen Sorensen

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of his parents, Joseph Bonaparte Alvord and Sarah Elizabeth Mower Alvord; and sister Susan Alvord Farr Hunter in Utah Obituaries. We included the obituaries of his sisters Amy Alvord Hadley and Florence Alvord Greenwell; and half-sister Delia J. Alvord Cazier in Idaho Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Joseph Leroy 1883 UT1, Joseph Bonaparte 1830 MI2, Thaddeus 1781 MA3, Joseph 1733 MA4, Joseph 1697 MA5, Ebenezer 1665 MA6, Alexander 1627 England7, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England8.

 

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JOSEPH MARK ALVORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Tuesday, 8 November 1994

 

            Service for J. Mark Alvord, 47, of Visalia, will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Church of the Nazarene of Ivanhoe. Mr. Alvord, a pastor of the Church of the Nazarene of Ivanhoe, died Sunday [November 6].

            Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Miller Memorial Chapel in Visalia. Remembrances may be sent to the Church of the Nazarene of Ivanhoe, 15427 Avenue 328, Box 356, Ivanhoe 93235; or to Nazarene Bible College, Box 15749, Colorado Springs, Colo. 80935.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jmark [sic] Alford (SS# issued in WA) was born 22 Nov 1946, last residence Visalia, Tulare Co., CA.

            We included the obituary of his mother, Alice Elizabeth Merryweather Alvord, in Washington Obituaries.

            CA Deaths lists Joseph Mark Alvord, born 22 Nov 1946 in WA, died 6 Nov 1994 in Tulare Co., mother’s maiden name Merryweather.

 

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JOSEPH WILLIAM HALFORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Thursday, 1 January 2009

 

 

            Joseph Halford was born in San Francisco, Ca., on July 22, 1921. When he was a teenager, his family moved to Fresno where he graduated from Fresno High School with the class of 1939. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific. In 1947, he married Pearl Crouch and later had one daughter, Pam. He then followed in his father’s footsteps and worked for a food broker where he was a valued employee of the Hall-Roepke Co. for more than 30 years. Joe was always a mountain man at heart, even before he retired to “The Cabin” at Shaver Lake. Traveling for him was always never more than an hour from home. After he moved up to Shaver he was active in the Shaver community; by clearing trails, making those beloved holiday signs, and “adopting” a cove at the lake. For him a perfect day was spent in the forest with his friends. After their long day together they would come home with truckloads of wood to split, have a glass of wine, and talk about the huge “downed” tree they marked for the next trip. Thanks to him, we will stay warm for years to come. When the snow melts in the spring Joe will be returning to Shaver, the place he loved.

            In the summer, his daughter, Pam; son-in-law, Steve Onderko; and granddaughters, Ashley, Jenny and Tina Hart, will be hosting a celebration of Joe’s life at “The Cabin”. Neptune Society of Central California 1154 West Shaw Avenue Fresno, Ca. (559) 222-7764.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Joseph William Alford (SS# issued in CA) and died 21 Dec 2008, last residence Fresno, Fresno Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his half-brother William Wilson Halford in this compilation.

            CA Births lists Joseph W. Halford, born 22 July 1921 in San Francisco, mother’s maiden name Steinhan.

            In 1930, San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA, Joseph W. Halford, age 8 b. CA, is living with his father, William W. Halford, 39 IL (parents b. IL), his father’s wife Josephine 35 CA, and his sister Ruth W. 12 CA.

            In 1920, San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA: William W. Halford, 28 IL, wife Katie 29 WA (parents b. Germany), and daughters Mildred 3 CA and Ruth 1 CA.

            On William Wilson Halford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 26, employed as a civilian clerk at Fort Mason in San Francisco. He was born March 1, 1891 in Edinburg, IL, and has a wife and children.

            His HALFORD lineage, from RootsWeb.com Family Tree “Halford: Southern US” by Michael Kruse: Joseph William 1921 CA1, William Wilson 1891 IL2, Benjamin 1858 IL3, William Wilson 1823 TN4, James E. 1784 NC/SC5, John 1745 ?? 6.

 

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JOSEPHINE ALFORD PEELER

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Wednesday, 6 June 1956

 

Deaths – Funerals

 

            Peeler, Josephine—Sister of Mrs. V.H. Mitchel and Mrs. Mary Alford. Interment Richmond, Va. Merkley-Austin Mortuary.

 

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Photos from Maury Cemetery, Richmond, VA—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Pat – no email – sent message thru Edit 7/29/2013

Permission granted by the photographer,

Permission refused 7/28/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From California, Death Index, 1940-1997 (Ancestry.com): Josephine Peeler, born 14 May 1904 in NC, died in San Diego Co. on 3 June 1956, father’s surname Alford, mother’s maiden name Fleming.

            In 1930 she is listed with her husband, Frederick Peeler, and her sister, Annie L. Alford, in Richmond, VA.

            She is buried in the family plot of her sister, Annie Lynn Alford Mitchell, in Maury Cemetery, Richmond, VA [FindAGrave.com].

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Josephine 1904 NC1, Eugene Thomas 1873 NC2, William Thomas 1849 NC3, Julius 1823 NC4, Thomas 1795 ?? 5, John 1747 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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JOSEPHINE LOUISE ALFORD CARRIGAN

AAFA #0235

 

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Written by her granddaughter, Seanne Carrigan, AAFA #0335

Pleasanton, Alameda Co., CA—_____ February 2001

 

            Josephine Alford Carrigan was born 22 July 1906 in Tangipahoa Parish, LA. In 1936 she married Marvin D. Carrigan in Houston, TX. Josephine died at age 94 on 3 February 2001 in Pleasanton, Alameda Co., CA.

            Throughout her married life to my grandfather, Marvin Carrigan, she always took in boarders. During World War II my grandparents lived in Richmond, CA, the home of Rosie the Riveter. They had a small boarding house where those riveters lived. Although her house was full, she always had room for one special boarder who came on the weekends and school holidays from a nearby school: her niece, Mattie Lou. She would come to stay with her family and sometimes meet up with her mother, Vesta, who was stationed Fort Ord, CA.

            After the war, Josephine continued to take in boarders wherever they lived. This became a business in the 1950s when she and my grandfather opened their first convalescent hospital. As she grew more confident in this business, she noticed that not everyone cared for their patients as they should, so she got other like-minded owners together and formed the California Nursing Home Association. She helped with the passing of legislation to govern the care and wellbeing of the patients in nursing homes throughout the state. As these standards were put in place, other states followed suit in issuing similar rules to protect those in nursing homes.

            After her husband died in 1965, Josephine continued to work until 1988, when her family got her to retire by selling the last business she ran, a residential care facility, for the elderly—where she was the oldest of them all!

            When she wasn’t working, she was traveling with her good friend Esther Hutchins, honorary Alford, around the world. As far as anyone can tell the only two places they never visited were the southern part of Africa and Cuba.

            Josephine’s favorite travel story is from her trip to China. Josephine and Esther were on one of the first tour groups allowed into the country. They saw everything and had a wonderful time, until they reached the Great Wall of China. The rest of the members of her tour group were exhausted—they looked at the Wall said, “That’s nice. When do we get to go the hotel?” Josephine, the oldest one on the tour, asked if anyone wanted to go onto the top of the Wall. They all replied that they were much too tired, so Josephine took guide in tow, climbed the stairs, and looked at and out from the top of the Great Wall of China. Coming back down she saw her tour looking at her with amazement. All she could do was chuckle and say if she was here she was going to look at the top too. In her later years, her big trip of the year was the Alford Family Reunion. She would plan her trip the week after she got back from the last. She would start working on members of the family to go with her. She succeeded in getting almost everyone to at least one meeting, if only for dinner. At the Pleasanton meeting she managed to get her son, both granddaughters, a brother, two sisters, nieces and nephews and a cousin she hadn’t seen in thirty years.

            It was at this meeting the Alfords learned that her two passions were baking and caning. Everyone at the meeting received a jar of jam made by Josephine and Esther. What most didn’t know was that two months after the meeting she baked 60 pecan pies for friends and family. This was down from the high of 112 she had baked a few years before.   

            Josephine is survived by her son Daniel; her grandchildren Ray [AAFA #538], Seanne, and Shannon [AAFA #539]; her great-grandchildren Keeley, Kendall, and Stephen; and many nieces and nephews scattered throughout the country.

            When Josephine passed away in the winter of 2001, she missed the birth of her great-great-grandson by three and half months. His name is Joseph Tyler, who by all accounts has the temperament, charm, and look about him that reminds many of his great-great-grandmother Josephine.

 

Photo from Lone Tree Cemetery, Hayward, Alameda Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Photo copyright 2006 by Deborah Ratto Dash – permission granted

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Josephine L. Carrigan (SS# issued in CA), last residence Pleasanton, Alameda Co., CA.

            We included the obituaries of her father, Murray Luther Alford Sr.; and half-brothers Murray Peter Alford and Murray Luther “Plug” Alford Jr., AAFA #0236, in Louisiana Obituaries; and her sisters Edna Vesta Alford Giddings, AAFA #0233, and Betty Lydia Alford Davis, AAFA #0223; and half-siblings Helen Singer Alford Cook and Jacob Harris Alford Sr. in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Josephine Louise 1906 LA1, Murray Luther 1873 LA2, Marshall Thomas 1839 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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JOYCE FERN HALFORD WASSON

 

MARIN INDEPENDENT JOURNAL

San Rafael, Marin Co., CA—29 September 2011

 

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            Joyce Fern (Halford) Wasson passed away peacefully at her home on September 25, 2011. She was 80 years old. Joyce was born to John J. and Clara Halford in Mangum, OK, where she met her husband John during high school. She followed John through his USAF career. Longtime residents of Novato, CA, they chose Novato as their permanent home when he retired. Both were active members of First Baptist Church of Novato. Joyce was known for her hospitality and making the local airmen feel they were a part of her family. Joyce’s greatest hobbies were as a homemaker taking care of her husband and at every chance spoiling her grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband John D. Wasson.

            Joyce is survived by her son, David Wasson, and his children Laura and John; her daughter, Mary Blanchard, her husband John, and their children Amanda Winter and Sara Blanchard; her brothers John R. Halford and Forest E. Halford; nieces Sherri Nickles and Sue Johnson; nephews John A. Halford and Forest W. Halford.; and five great nieces and nephews.

            Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

            Services will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 2:00PM at The Quest, 1461 S. Novato Blvd, Novato. Family assisted by Parent-Sorensen Mortuary & Crematory, Petaluma.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joyce Fern Wasson (SS# issued in NY) was born 8 Feb 1931, last residence Novato, Marin Co., CA.

 

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JUDITH DIAN ALFORD YEO

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Tuesday, 18 July 2006

 

July 6, 1935-July 5, 2006

 

            Judith Alford Yeo, 70, of Escondido died July 5. She was born in San Diego and was a homemaker.

            Survivors include her husband, Edward Yeo; daughters, Lorrie Beshara of Bellingham, Wash., Joni Pepper of Loveland, Colo., and Julie Brown of Hamilton, Mont.; son, Michael Pepper of Arizona; stepdaughter, Nancy Thomason; stepson, Robert Yeo; mother, Edna Alford; brother, Arthur Alford; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

            Services: private. Arrangements: Neptune Society.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Judith Yeo (SS# issued in CA) was born 6 July 1935, last residence Escondido, San Diego Co., CA.

            CA Births lists Judith Dian Alford, born 6 July 1935 in San Diego Co., mother’s maiden name Harper.

 

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JULIAN GEORGE ALFORD

 

[Although he died in CA, we are also including his obituary in Oregon Obituaries because of his close ties there.]

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Sunday, 6 July 1924

 

            In this city, July 3, 1924, Julian Alford, husband of Mary R. Alford, father of F.C. Alford, C.H. Alford and Mrs. Ray Snyder, all of San Diego, and father of E.E. Alford of Portland, Ore., brother of E.C. Alford of Portland, Ore., brother of Mrs. E. Pearson of Newburg, Ore.; aged 60 years 11 months 5 days.

            Funeral services will be held at Taylor M.E. curch, corner of Normal and Palk streets, this (Sunday) morning at 10:30 o’clock, July 6, Rev. F.W. Barron officiating. Final service and burial will be made inNewburg, Ord. Arrangements win charge of Randall Undertaking Co., Sixth and Cedar streets.

 

Photo from Friends Cemetery, Newberg, Yamhill Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bill Myers

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of his first wife, Jennie E. Piggott Alford; and his sons Cecil Henry Alford and Earl Eugene Alford in Oregon Obituaries.

            The year of his death on his gravestone is incorrect.

            From RootsWeb Marriage Records: Julian G. Alford, age 58, married Mary B. Cowder in Dec 1921 in San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Julian George 1863 IA1, Henry Constantine 1828 NY2, Clark Baker 1803 VT3, Ashley Owen 1770 VT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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JUNE C. GORDON ALFORD

 

MERCURY NEWS

San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA—Tuesday, 18 July 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

SANTA CLARA—Mrs. June Gordon Alford passed away on July 14, 2000, at age 71. She was the beloved wife of Charles Alford, loving mother of Carol Brown of Santa Clara and Michael Alford of San Carlos, dear sister of Beatrice Carbine, and devoted grandmother of Erin Brown and Chris Alford.

            Mrs. Alford was a retired secretary Measurex, founder of the Volunteers in Public Schools at Cupertino High School, and started the library at Warren Elementary School.

            Memorial services were held on Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at Santa Clara Funeral Home, 1000 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara. Inurnment was privately held.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that June C. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 8 June 1929, last residence Santa Clara, Santa Clara Co., CA.

 

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KALISTA BETH ALFORD

 

MODESTO BEE

Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA—Saturday, 10 July 1999

 

July 2, 1999–July 7, 1999

 

            Kalista Beth Alford, 5 days, of Oakdale died Wednesday at Doctors Medical Center, Modesto.

            She is survived by her parents Renee and Jamie Niday of Oakdale; sister, Kirsten White of Oakdale; and grandmother, Delores Alford of Oakdale.

            Graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Oakdale Memorial Chapel in charge of arrangements.

 

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KAREN DENISE ALFORD-MCNEILL

 

Evins Funeral Home

Modesto, Stanilaus Co., CA—_____ May 2013

 

            Karen Denise Alford-McNeill was born on March 6, 1967 in Oakland, Ca to the union of her parents Caldell Alford and Mable Johnson.

            She passed away May 25, 2013 at the age of 46 and was preceded in death by her grandparents Papa and Ruth Johnson.

            She leaves to mourn her passing, her parents, loving husband, Anthony D. McNeill, sons, Brandon McNeil, Bryan McNeill, Rahsaad Davis McNeill, daughter Brianna A. McNeill, all of Modesto, sister, Cynthia Alford of Modesto, Ca. and a host of other family and friends.

            Karen will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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KARLA KAYE ALFORD

 

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE

Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—Wednesday, 2 December 2009

 

            Karla K. Alford passed away 11/29/2009 in Riverside. Tillman Riverside Mortuary 951-682-6433.

 

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Photo from Perris Valley Cemetery, Perris, Riverside Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sadie May

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Karla Kaye Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 29 Nov 1966, last residence Perris, Riverside Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of her father, Johnie Alford Sr.; and her brother Dennis Earl Alford in this compilation.

            Texas Birth Index, 1903–1997 [Ancestry.com] lists the birth of Karla Kaye Alford on 29 Nov 1966 in Red River Co., daughter of Johnie Alford and Lousetta Dilworth.

            Her lineage: Karla Kaye 1966 TX1, Johnie 1918 TX2, John P. 1879 TX3.

 

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KATE R. ALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—13 November 1938

 

            Mrs. Kate R. Alford, beloved mother of Russ and Fred Alford.

            Services today 12:45 p.m. at Edwards Brothers’ Colonial Mortuary.

 

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KATHERINE H. ALFRED

 

DENVER POST

Denver, CO—Sunday, 28 March 2010

 

            Alfred, Katherine H. Born Fraser, Colo., June 26, 1906, died March 20, 2010 in Grass Valley, CA. Katherine started teaching grammar school in Colo. in 1927, then in California in 1941 and back to Colo. in 1950 until retiring in 1985.

            The Rosary will be recited Sunday, March 28, at the Archdiocese Mortuary at 5:00 pm. Mass will be celebrated Monday, March 29, at 10:00am at Notre Dame Church, Denver, Colo., followed by interment at Ft. Logan Cemetery at 11:30 am & reception at Notre Dame School at 12:00 noon.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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KATHRYN ALVORD PERKINS

AAFA #0719

 

NAPA VALLEY REGISTER.

Napa, Napa Co., CA—Sunday, 24 April 2005

 

            Kathryn Alvord Perkins died peacefully on Thursday, April 14, at her home in Napa. Born in Centralia, Wash. Jan. 3, 1922, she was the great-granddaughter of Thomas Moody Alvord, an early settler of the Kent, Wash. area. A graduate of Wester Washington University, she married her late husband, James J. Perkins, in 1944, and traveled the world while raising a family until he retired from the Navy in 1960. They lived in Hawaii, Maine, Okinawa, Maryland and Germany, with their final assignment at Skaggs Island Naval Radio Station.

            Kathryn taught special education in several elementary schools in Napa, was past president of the local American Cancer Society, past president of the Napa Valley Genealogical Society, member of the Optimists Club, member of the Fleet Reserve Association Ladies Auxiliary and the DAR. An enthusiastic member of the Sweet Adelines barbershop chorus during the 1970s, she was a member of the “Honey Buns” quartet. An avid bridge player and opera fan, she was active in both until very recently.

            She is survived by her sons, Michael Perkins of Santa Rosa and Lawrence Perkins of Napa; half-brother Richard Alvord of Seattle and half-sisters, Margenia Simmons of Oregon City, Barbara McGhee and Martha McNeill of Puyallup; as well as three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

            A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, April 29 at Richard Pierce Funeral Service, 1660 Silverado Trail, Napa.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Napa Valley Genealogical Society.

            Arrangements cared for by Richard Pierce Funeral Service, 226-7444.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Kathryn A. Perkins (SS# issued in WA), last residence Napa, Napa Co., CA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her ALVORD lineage: Kathryn 1922 WA1, Eugene Irving 1892 WA2, Irving Thomas 1865 WA3, Thomas Moody 1832 NY4, Sylvester 1796 NY5, Ebenezer 1767 CT6, Thomas Gould 1742 CT7, Asahel 1720 MA8, Thomas 1683 MA9, Thomas 1653 CT10, Alexander 1627 England11, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England12.

 

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KATHRYN ELLEN ALFORD MADDUX

 

MODESTO BEE

Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA—Wednesday, 1 January 1997

 

April 20, 1902–Dec. 30, 1996

 

            Kathryn Alford Maddux, 94, of Modesto died Monday at Casa de Modesto.

            Mrs. Maddux was a native of Chino. She lived in Stanislaus County 91 years and in Modesto since 1929. She co-owned and managed the Maddux Hotel 31 years. She was a member of Electa Chapter 72 and Order of the Eastern Star, where she was a past matron. She was also a member of Soroptimist Club, Squarenaders and Happy Rounders Squaredance Groups, Senior Citizens and First United Methodist Church.

            She is survived by her husband, Lorin Maddux of Modesto; children, Jean Maddux Davis and Bonnie J. Maddux, both of Modesto, and Kenneth L. Maddux of Alhambra; and six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

            A funeral will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Colonial Chapel of Franklin & Downs. Services will conclude at the chapel.

            Remembrances may be made Shriner’s Hospital for Crippled Children, 1701 19th Ave., San Francisco 94122.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Kathryn E. Maddux (SS# issued in CA), last residence Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of her father, John Thomas Alford; siblings Fred Clarence Alford and Tillie Mae Alford Price Commons; and cousin George Russell Alford in this compilation.

            CA Deaths lists Kathryn Ellen Maddux, born 20 April 1902 in CA and died 30 Dec 1996 in Stanislaus Co., mother’s maiden name Fender.

            Her lineage: Kathryn Ellen 1902 CA1, John Thomas 1859 WI2, Thomas Frederick 1832 England3.

 

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KATHRYN ILIFF GOULD ALFORD

 

MERCURY NEWS

San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA—Tuesday, 9 September 2008

 

            Kathryn Iliff Gould Alford 7/16/1909 – 8/30/2008 “Kay” Alford passed away on August 30, 2008, not long after celebrating her 99th birthday. She was the first child born to Charles Norman Gould and Hazel Smith Gould in Lexington, CA, currently the area of Los Gatos Lexington Reservoir. She was raised and lived her entire life in Los Gatos and its vicinity. Kathryn worked as an operator for the Los Gatos Telephone Co. for seventeen years, during which time she met and married Warren Newton Alford. In 1929, their only child, Patricia Maie Alford was born. Kay and Warren were happily married for 66 years. Kay’s greatest joy was being among loved ones during family gatherings and holidays.

            She is preceded in death by her husband Warren N. Alford, 2 brothers and a sister, son-in-law Gerald N. Renn and her grandson Kirk W. Renn.

            She is survived by her brother, Andrew Lund, her beloved daughter, Patricia Maie Renn, grandson, Brad E. Renn (Ann), great-grandchildren, Robert (Tracie), Michael (Monica), Kristen (Zackary), Peter and Jonathan. Kathryn was also a great-great-grandmother to two with another one soon to be.

            A graveside service will be held September 10, 2008 at Madronia Cemetery, Saratoga at 10:30 a.m.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Kathryn Iliff Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Campbell, Santa Clara Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Warren Newton Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of the gravestone they share with their grandson Kirk Willard Renn.

            CA Births lists Katherin I. Gould, born 16 July 1909 in Santa Clara Co., mother’s maiden name Smith.

 

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KENNETH M. “MACK” HALFORD

 

THE RECORD

Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA—Wednesday, 27 August 2008

 

Kenneth M. “Mack” Halford

Nov. 9, 1927—Aug. 24, 2008

 

            Kenneth Halford, 80, passed away Aug. 24, 2008. He was a U.S. Army Veteran and Merchant Marines also the owner of Davis Meat Market, Stockton.

            Service: Thurs., Aug 28, 1 p.m., Wallace-Martin Funeral Home, 520 N. Sutter St., Stockton. Private Commital: Cherokee Memorial Park.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Kenneth Mack Halford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his brother Charles Lee Halford in this compiliation.

            His HALFORD lineage, from RootsWeb.com Family Tree “Halford: Southern US” by Michael Kruse: Kenneth M. 1927 TX1, Charles Jackson 1884 AR2, Archibald Jackson Millard Fillmore 1858 TN3, Alfred Marion 1831 TN4, Bradley 1794 NC5, John 1765 VA6, John 1745 ?? 7.

 

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KENNETH DEAN ALFORD

 

Inside Bay Area

Oakland, Alameda Co., CA—Saturday, 9 March 2013

 

Kenneth Dean Alford

Feb. 15, 1935 - Mar. 4, 2013

Resident of Fremont

 

            Went home to be with the Lord on March 4th 2013. Kenneth was born Feb. 15th 1935 in Cabot, Arkansas. He was an operating engineer for local union number three for 32 years. He was an avid fisherman and camper. He was a devoted family man. His happiest times were spent with loved ones and friends.

            Kenneth was survived by A daughter August (Rick) Earle of Livermore. A son Walter Loveday of Fremont. A companion Norma Lynn. Also survived by four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. One brother Bob Alford of Sunnyvale. And numerous nieces and nephews.

            He was proceeded in death by his wife Katherine. His son Kenneth Allen. His daughter Christina Lee. Siblings Claude Junior, Bill and his parents Claude and Ruth.

            His loving kindness will be missed by all who knew him.

            There will be a memorial service at Chapel of The Chimes, 32992 Mission Blvd., Hayward, CA 94544. At one thirty p.m. on Wednesday March 13th, 2013. Burial at another date.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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KENNETH N. ALFORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Saturday, 25 February 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Services for Kenneth N. Alford, 82, of Legrand, will be held under the direction of Rhodes & Son Funeral Home in Augusta [Woodruff Co.], Ark.

            Mr. Alford, a farm laborer for Wendell Baxter for 15 years, died Wednesday [February 22]. Ivers & Alcorn Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Kenneth N. Alford (SS# issued in AR) was born 28 Nov 1912, last residence Le Grand, Merced Co., CA.

            CA Deaths lists Kenneth N. Alford, born 28 Nov 1912 in AR and died 22 Feb 1995 in Merced Co., mother’s maiden name Matthews.

 

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KIMBERLY DAWN ALFORD

 

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE

Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—Wednesday, 10 June 2009

 

 

KIMBERLY DAWN ALFORD 1972 ~ 2009

 

            Our beautiful Kimmy, at age 37, went to be with the Lord on June 3, 2009. Kim was born in Long Beach, CA, moved to Riverside at age 5. Attended Jurupa Unified School District and graduated Rubidoux High School, 1990. She was a cheerleader all 4 years and was loved by all. Attended RCC and Calif. State University, Long Beach. She came back to work for J.U.S.D. and taught students at Independent Studies. Kim was known by her loving, caring ways with children and with everyone she came in contact.

            Kim passed away from a Pulmonary Embolism due to a car accident on Memorial Day. She is survived by her mother and father, Jo Ann and Lance Alford; her brother, Kirk Alford; her nephew, Lance Ryan Alford; grandmother, Betty Ellison (age 90); her very precious aunts, uncles, cousins, her many dear friends, and boyfriend, Jay Gore.

            The viewing will be held at Acheson & Graham, 7944 Magnolia Ave., Riverside on 6/11/09 from 5-8 p.m. Her burial will take place at Forest Lawn 4471 Lincoln Ave. Cypress, CA on 6/12/09 at 11:00 a.m. A Celebration of Kim’s Life will be held at Magnolia Presbyterian Church, 7200 Magnolia Ave, Riverside on 6/12/09 at 4:00 p.m. Followed by a Reception at Jurupa Hills Country Club Golf Course, 6161 Moraga Ave. Riverside, CA. from 6-9: p.m. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to commemorate her life, contributions may be made in Kim’s name to Hospice of the West (whose caring for her Grandmother), 16416 Whittier Blvd Whittier, CA 90603.

            Kim’s beautiful spirit will live on in the hearts and lives of those she touched! Whenever you see a butterfly, think of Kim flying free! Acheson & Graham Mortuary (951) 688-1221.

 

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RIVERSIDE COUNTY RECORD

Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—Thursday, 11 June 2009

 

JURUPA HILLS—Services for Kimberly Dawn Alford begin today at a viewing at Acheson & Graham and conclude tomorrow following a burial at Forest Lawn and Celebration of Life at Magnolia Presbyterian Church.

            Kim Alford is the daughter of Jo Ann and Lance Alford, a family that has lived in Jurupa Hills for more than 32 years.

            Kimberly died Friday, June 3 at Riverside Community Hospital of a pulmonary embolism. She had been at the hospital since May 25. She was in a car accident on Crestmore Road in Rubidoux and suffered several injuries.

            Kim and her brother, Kirk, were a popular brother and sister team at Rubidoux High School. She was a cheerleader from 1987 to 1990 when she was graduated. Kirk starred on the varsity football team.

            Kim’s mom, Jo Ann, is known by thousands of students who attended Rubidoux High over the past three decades. Jo Ann Alford was the school’s librarian and an extremely popular fixture on the campus.

            Jo Ann has just retired from her service in Jurupa Unified School District and so did Kim’s father, Lance, who put in 30 years with the Long Beach Fire Department.

            The Alford’s friends and family were all shocked at the loss of Kim.

            Kimberly, 37, was born in Long Beach, and raised in Jurupa Hills since she was five years old. She was a cheerleader all four years at RHS and later attended Riverside Community College and California State University, Long Beach.

            Kim had been working with student in independent studies in the school district here.

            “Kim was known by her loving, caring ways with children and with everyone she came in contact with,” her parents said this week. “Our beautiful Kimmy went to be with the lord.” Many of Kim’s classmates have already been to the Alford’s Jurupa Hills home to remember Kim with her family.

            Lance and Jo Ann ask Kim’s friends, and the family’s, to remember her.

            “Kim’s beautiful spirit will live in the hearts and lives of those she touched,” the couple explained.

            “Whenever you see a butterfly, think of Kim flying free.” In addition to her mom and dad, and her brother, Kimberly is survived by her nephew, Lance Ryan Alford; her grandmother, Betty Ellison, 90; her boyfriend Jay Gore, her precious aunts, uncles and cousins, and her many dear friends.

            A viewing will be held at Acheson & Grahama, 7944 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, today from 5 to 8 p.m.

            Burial is tomorrow (Friday) at Forest Lawn, 4471 Lincoln Avenue, Cypress, at 11 a.m.

            A celebration of life will be held at Magnolia Presbyterian Church, 7200 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, tomorrow at 4 p.m.

            A reception will be held at Jurupa Hills Country Club, 6161 Moraga Avenue, Rubidoux, tomorrow from 6 to 9:30 p.m.

            In lieu of flowers, those who wish to commemorate Kimberly’s life may make donations in Kim’s name to Hospice of the West, now caring for her grandmother, at 16416 Whittier Boulevard, Whittier, CA 90603.

 

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Photo from Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Cypress), Cypress, Orange Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Charles Bryan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Kimberly Dawn Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 13 May 1972, last residence not listed.

            CA Births lists Kimberly D. Alford, born 13 May 1972 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Ellison.

            CA Marriages lists Robert L. Alford, b. about 1950, married Jo A. Ellison, born about 1951, on 18 July 1970 in Los Angeles City.

            CA Births lists Robert Lance Alford, born 19 Jan 1950 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Vanhouten.

 

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LARRY DONALD ALFORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Thursday, 28 June 2012

 

ALFORD—Larry D. Alford, 73, of Clovis died Friday. He was a retired paving contractor for AC Paving Inc. No services will be held. Arrangements: Neptune Society of Central California in Fresno.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Larry D. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 26 Jan 1939, last residence not listed.

            CA Births lists Larry Donald Alford, born 26 Jan 1939 in Tulare Co., mother’s maiden name Reese.

 

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LAVERNE MILLER ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Saturday, 1 May 2004

 

July 6, 1916-April 26, 2004

 

            Laverne Miller Alford, 87, of San Diego died Monday. He was born in Lockney, Texas, and was a tuna-boat chief engineer for Bumble Bee Tuna. He served in the Merchant Marine during World War II. He was a member of the Masons.

            Survivors include his wife, Pauline Alford; daughters, Louella Free and Paulette Roth of San Diego; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

            No services were planned.

            Arrangements: Neptune Society.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Laverne M. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his daughter Louella May Alford Free in this compilation.

 

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LEARY DAWELL “DUKE” ALFORD

 

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SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Thursday, 25 July 2002

 

            Leary Dawell “Duke” Alford passed away Monday, July 22, 2002 at his home in San Diego.

            He was born November 13, 1926 in Ardmore, Okla. He graduated from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy wartime program achieving the second highest score on the Marine Engineer Licensing Exam. After the war he settled in Lake Jackson, Texas where he met and married Miss Patricia M. Bourg, a nursing student from New Orleans. Working for Dow Chemical in Freeport, Texas he became Shift Forman for the Ammonia Production Plant, Gulf of Mexico region. Duke and Patty were happily married over 40 years until her death in 1997. In the early sixties the family moved to California where he worked for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

            While at JPL he took courses at UCLA and was certified as a Government Prime Contract Negotiation specialist. Most of his career was spent with Global Marine Inc. as the contract representative to Scripps Institute of Oceanography, the Deep-Sea Drilling Project that investigated core samples from the ocean floor. Though the years he visited most of the major seaports of the world amassing a large unique collection of memorabilia. He continued to correspond with friends made in New Zealand, Australia, Japan, and many other countries the remainder of his life.

            He is survived by two sons, and a daughter living in San Diego and four grandchildren.

            Viewing Thursday, July 25, 2002, (today) 4-8 p.m. and Service Friday, July 26, 2002, 2 p.m. both at El Camino Mortuary.

 

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Photo from El Camino Memorial Park, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Heather Briseno

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Leary D. Alford (SS# issued in OK), last residence San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Patricia Marion Bourg Alford; and son Gary Frank “Tex” Alford in this compilation.

 

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LEE ETHEL FERRELL ALFORD

 

THE CHRONICLE

San Francisco, CA—Wednesday, 25 January 2006

 

            Lee Ethel Alford passed away in San Francisco on January 12, 2006. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Jan. 25th 4PM–8PM at the Bryant Mortuary. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, Jan. 26th, 2006, 11 AM, at First Union Baptist Church, 1001 Webster St, SF, CA.

 

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The Bryant Mortuary

San Francisco, CA—____ January 2006

 

            Lee Ethel Alford was born in Jumborton, Mississippi, March 2, 1920 to the union of Maggie & Luther Ferrell.

            She received her early education in Alcoa, Tennessee.

            She joined First Union Baptist Missionary Church at an early age and was an active member until she became ill.

            She moved to San Francisco in 1940 and started working for Central Gardens Convalescent Hospital where she cooked healthy meals and did nursing for over 16 years. She retired from Central Gardens and was missed a lot for all that she did.

            After leaving Central Gardens she became Commissioner over senior housing at Rosa Parks for several years.

            She met Irvin and to that union one daughter was born Shirley Montgomery.

            She was preceded in death by daughter: Shirley Montgomery; Irvin and husband: Freeman Alford; grandson: Steven Byers; brother and sisters.

            She leaves to cherish her memories: granddaughter: Vickie Jefferson; great granddaughter: Cherise Whitaker; great grandson in law: Roy Whitaker; great-grandson: Steven Byers, Jr.; great-great-granddaughters: Akeela Henderson, Shanice Jefferson, Alena Byers; nephews: Preston Ferrell, Larry Brown, Leonard Brown, Robert Brown; nieces: Rosemary Hall, Lorraine Hall, Ora McAfee; first cousin: Eva Roberts; a host of other loving relatives and many dear friends.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lee E. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA.

 

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LEE HAROLD ALFRED

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—Wednesday, 2 December 2009

 

 

            Alfred, Lee Harold—Born on March 2, 1937 in Louisiana, passed on November 25, 2009 in Sacramento, CA. He leaves a wife Evelyn and six caring children Denise, Alfreda, Dereke, Felichia, Javara, and Charles. Papa leaves nineteen grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, five step-children and a host of relatives and friends. Lee “FAT HAROLD” was a wonderful friend to many. Friends are welcome for visitation on today December 2, 2009, 3-7pm and attend his celebration of life on Thursday December 3, 2009, 11am both at Morgan Jones Chapel of Chimes, 4200 Broadway. Interment at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lee Harold Alfred (SS# issued in CA), last residence Fresno, Fresno Co., CA.

 

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LENNA ALFORD ESTEE

 

COURIER FREE PRESS

Redding, Shasta Co., CA—9 December 1912

 

YOUNG WIFE AND MOTHER IS CALLED

MRS. A.E. ESTEE OF BUCKEYE DIED SUNDAY IN REDDING HOME OF MOTHER

 

            Mrs. Lenna Estee, wife A.E. Estee of Buckeye, died in this city Sunday night in the home of her mother, Mrs. Lottie Stincham [sic: Stinchacum], on Liberty Street. She had been ill for several weeks.

            The decedent was born in Grants Pass, Ore. twenty eight years ago. With her husband she had lived in Buckeye since last Fall.

            Two children are left motherless: Lila Temple Estee and Mildred Charlotte Estee. Mrs. Estee left beside her husband and mother, two half brothers, Claude Hemenway and Filbert Hemenway. Mrs. Lee Oliver, a sister, lives at Willows as do two nieces, Mrs. William Hensley and Miss Hattie Reed.

            The funeral will be held from the Houston Parlors at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon.

 

AAFA NOTES: Lenna was the daughter of Thomas B. Alford and Charlotte Temple Alford Hemenway Burch Stinchacum.

            We included the obituary of her father, Thomas B. Alford, in Oregon Obituaries.

            Her Find A Grave memorial at Redding Memorial Park, Redding, Shasta Co., CA, says that her grave is “under a road that was made in the cemetery later” and is unmarked.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy Descendants of John & Mary Alford of Frederick County Virginia.

            Her lineage: Lenna 1884 OR1, Thomas B. 1839 MO2, Thomas 1802 VA3, William 1775 VA4, Thomas 1736 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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LEON OTTO ALFORD

Father of Jack Leland Alford, AAFA #0961

 

[He died in MS where he was visiting, but his home was in CA so we are including his obituary here.]

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Monday, 2 January 1956

 

            Capt. L.O. Alford 62, USN, ret., of 10537 Fuerte Dr., La Mesa, died Saturday in Brookhaven, Miss., where he and Mrs. Alford were visiting relatives.

            He had lived in San Diego for five years, following his retirement from active duty in 1945. He was graduated from the Naval Academy in 1914 and was a veteran of World War I and World War II.

            He spent the early part of his career in the submarine service and a major part of his later service career in battleships.

            He is survived by his widow, Gladys of San Diego, and a son, Dr. Jack Alford of Pasadena.

            Burial will be in Brookhaven.

 

Photo from Amite Cemetery, Amite, Tangipahoa Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Peachy Pringle

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his son Jack Leland Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his father, Andrew Jackson Alford; and siblings Burnum Rand Alford and Minnie Alford Starns Cothran in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Leon Otto 1893 LA1, Andrew Jackson 1854 LA2, Julius Harmon 1819 MS3, Julius 1785 NC4, Hudson 1760 NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC6.

 

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LEONARD ALLEN ALFORD

 

WEST COUNTY TIMES

San Pablo, Contra Costa Co., CA—Sunday, 4 February 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

Feb. 20, 1931–Feb. 1, 2001

 

            Leonard Alford, an operator at Chevron who retired in 1986 after 35 years, died at home. He was 69.

            The native of McAlester, Okla., lived in San Pablo for 48 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening.

            He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Dorothy; sons, David B. and Mark Allen Alford, both of El Sobrante; and four grandchildren.

            Services: Visitation 9-10:30 a.m. with funeral to follow Wednesday at Wilson & Kratzer in San Pablo. Burial at Rolling Hills Memorial Park in Richmond.

            Memorial gifts: VNA & Hospice Foundation, 1900 Powell St., Suite 300, Emeryville, CA 94608.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Leonard A. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence San Pablo, Contra Costa Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Dorothy Jane Alford, in this compilation.

            As of 5 March 2013, cemetery reports that he was cremated; cremains given to family, location unknown.

            In 1940, Lenard [sic] Alford, age 9, is living in Modesto, Stanilaus Co., CA, with his father and his father’s wife, Albert and Juanita Alford. In 1935, Albert and Lenard were living in McCalister [sic], Pittsburg Co., OK. Juanita was living in Modesto. Next door are Albert’s parents, Sam and Della Alford.

            Leonard’s mother was probably Leora Elizabeth McKim Alford, whose 1936 death certificate, Lynn Co., TX, lists Albert Cecil Alford as her husband. She was born in OK to Leonard McKim and Mary Arnold.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Leonard Allen 1931 OK1, Albert Cecil 1906 OK2, Samuel Marion 1878 AR3, Andrew Jackson 1842 AR4, Madison Ewing 1815 AL5, David 1785 VA6, Robert 1760 England7.

 

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LEWIS EVERET ALFORD

 

CONTRA COSTA TIMES

Walnut Creek, Contra Costa Co., CA—Wednesday, 10 September 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998

 

Sept. 13, 1912–Sept. 8, 1997

 

            Lewis Alford, a refinery worker with Tosco in Martinez for 43 years, died Monday at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek. He was 84.

            The native of Tuolumne lived in Martinez for 79 years and retired as a supervisor in 1977. He enjoyed family, friends, the outdoors and gardening.

            He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Evelyn Alford of Martinez; daughter, Linda Wolfe of Napa; son, Marklin Alford of Pacifica; sisters, Grace Day of Thornton and Betty Buchan of Los Angeles; brother, Jim Alford of Pittsburg; two grandsons; and six great-grandsons.

            Services: 1 p.m. memorial Saturday at Connolly & Taylor Chapel in Martinez. Inurnment is private.

            Memorial gifts: Martinez Boys & Girls Club, 1301 Alhambra Ave., Martinez, CA 94553.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lewis E. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Martinez, Contra Costa Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Evelyn Hecla Negherbon Alford; his father Charles Augustus Alford; and his brother Frank M. Alford in this compilation.

            CA Births lists Louis E. Alford, born 13 Sept 1912 in Tuolumne Co., mother’s maiden name Lane.

            AAFA records and online family trees provide his middle name.

            His lineage: Lewis Everet 1912 CA1, Charles Augustus 1878 NV2, Charles 1849 AL3.

 

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LIDA ALFORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Tuesday, 31 March 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Services for Lida Alford, 80, of Visalia, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Tulare District Cemetery. Mrs. Alford, a homemaker, died Friday [March 27]. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Miller Memorial Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lida Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 1 Feb 1910, last residence Visalia, Tulare Co., CA.

 

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LINDA LARRAINE CURRY ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Saturday, 6 January 2007

 

            Linda Larraine Alford, 59, of La Jolla died Sunday [December 31]. She was born in Whittier and was a teacher for All Hallows Academy.

            Survivors include her daughters, Kimberly Alford and Stephanie Alford of San Diego; son, Brad Alford; parents, Gene and Doris Curry; and brothers, William Curry, Robert Curry and James Curry.

            Services: 2 p.m. today, Faith Chapel, 9400 Campo Road, Spring Valley. Interment: Singing Hills Memorial Park, 2800 Dehesa Road, El Cajon. Arrangements: Featheringill Mortuary.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Linda Larraine Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 10 June 1947, last residence not listed.

            CA Marriages lists the marriage of Edwin G. Alford and Linda L. Curry, both age 22, on 20 Sept 1969 in Orange Co., CA.

            CA Births lists Edwin Gregory Alford, born 24 Aug 1947 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Holden.

 

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LLOYD EMILE ALVORD

 

Edwin Earl Alvord, his son Lloyd E. Alvord, and his wife Ida Mae Perrenoud

Posted to “owenslineagetree” at Ancestry.com by Dennis Owens

Permission granted by Dennis Owens, descendant of Simeon Riley Alvord

 

RECORD SEARCHLIGHT

Redding, Shasta Co., CA—Tuesday, 6 June 2006

 

REDDING—Services for Lloyd Emile Alvord, 83, of Redding will be at noon Monday at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding.

            Graveside services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Northern California Veterans Cemetery in Igo.

            The Redding Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1934 honor guard will officiate.

Mr. Alvord died Friday, June 2, 2006, at home.

            Born Sept. 29, 1922, in Sugar City, Idaho, he moved to Shasta County in 2000 from Canoga Park.

            He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War, was an engineer at AlliedSignal Inc. in Los Angeles and member of Redding Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1934.

            Survivors include wife Betty; sons Donald and Richard, both of Redding; daughter Phyllis of Redding; brother Mickey of Salt Lake City; sister Florence Oxborrow of Salt Lake City; and five grandchildren.

            Condolences can be posted at www.allenanddahl.com.

            Arrangements are being handled by Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding.

 

Photo from Northern California Veterans Cemetery, Igo, Shasta Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Wayne Spence

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lloyd E. Alvord (SS# issued in UT), last residence Redding, Shasta Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Betty Lou Berry Alvord, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his siblings Edwin Dean Alvord, Florence Mae Alvord Oxborrow, Mearl P. Alvord, and Thelma Jane Alvord Williams in Utah Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His ALVORD lineage: Lloyd Emile 1922 ID1, Edwin Earl 1893 UT2, Edwin Theodore 1871 UT3, Simeon Riley 1871 MI4, Thaddeus 1781 MA5, Joseph 1733 MA6, Joseph 1697 MA7, Ebenezer 1665 MA8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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LLOYD JACKSON ALFORD

 

MODESTO BEE

Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA—9 April 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

Dec.7, 1915 - Apr. 7, 1997

 

            Lloyd Jackson Alford, 81, of Salida died Monday at Heritage Convalescent Home, Stockton. Mr. Alford was a native of McAlester, OK. He lived in Salida 58 years. He was a salesman for Furst McNess Co. He also worked for the Sharpe Army Depot in Lathrop for 5 years.

            He is survived by his children Ellen Sue Alford of Modesto and Mary Robinson of Yuba City; a sister, Ellen Fawcett of San Leandro; and 2 grandchildren.

            A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lakewood Memorial Park, Hughson. Lakewood Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. Remembrances may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation, 400 12th St., No.17, Modesto 96354.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lloyd J. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA.

 

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LOIS E. ALFORD

 

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Santa Ana, Orange Co., CA—11 April 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Al E. Alford, 76, of Orange, a former restaurant owner, died March 30 of cancer. Services held at Shannon-Donegan Mortuary, Orange. Survivors: sisters, Buena Chamberlain, Evelyn Campbell; brothers, Coy, Bobbie, Burl.

 

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Photo from Glen Abbey Memorial Park, Bonita, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jane Gilman

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that L.E. Alford (SS# issued in ID) was born 12 Sept 1919, last residence Orange, Orange Co., CA.

            We included the obituary of his brother Coy Alford in Arizona Obituaries.

            The family is listed on the 1930 census in White River, Woodruff Co., AR, dwelling #156: George W. Alford, farmer 48; wife Jessie 38; daughter B_____ 14 [very hard to read, indexed as Burnes but no doubt Buena]; son Loice 11; Evelyn 8; twin sons Coy and Troy 7; Burl I. 4 8/12; and daughter Velma E. 1 11/12. All were born in AR. Age at first marriage was George 33 and Jessie 19, indicating that perhaps Jessie was previously married.

            On the 1920 census, they are in Christian, Independence Co., AR, dwelling #11: George W. Alford farmer 39; wife Jessie M. 24; daughter Buena 4 4/12; and son Lois 3/12. All were born in AR, and George and Jessie’s fathers were born in TN.

            On George Wiley Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 38, born 26 March 1880. He is a farmer living in Oil Trough, Independence Co., AR, with his wife Jessie May Alford

            AAFA shows his parents as William J. and Beunivista [probably Buenavista] Alford. On the 1880 census, this family is listed in Big Bottom, Independence Co., AR, dwelling #32: Jasper Alford, farmer 48 b. NC; wife Beunivista 30 b. TN; and children Thomas J. 14 b. TN, William J. 12 b. TN, Mary E. 7 b. AR, and George W. 2/12 b. AR.

            On the 1870 census in Shelby Co., W.J. Alford 33 b. NC is listed with B.V. [no doubt Buenavista], age incorrectly given as 4 b. TN; and children John 4 and son Mizell 2, both b. TN.

            William Jasper Alford married his first wife, Mary E. Lewis, on 26 July 1859 in Shelby Co., TN.

            On the 1860 census in Shelby Co., TN, William J. 24 b. NC and Mary 17 b. TN are together with no children.

            In 1850 in Fayette Co., TN, Nancy Alfred, age 35 b. NC, is listed with her children: Wm. J. 14 NC, Willey 12 NC, Joseph 10 TN, Thos. J. 7 TN, Frances A. 6 TN, and Henry 9/12 TN.

            From AAFA’s Arkansas Alford Cemetery Information: William Jasper Alford, 22 June 1830–8 Nov 1900, is buried in Akron Cemetery in Oil Trough, Independence Co., AR. FindAGrave.com lists him in there as Jasper Alford with the same dates, age 70 years, 4 months, 16 days. However, he is age 14 on the 1850 census and 24 on the 1860 census, so 1836 seems a more likely year.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Green and Nancy Alford.

            His lineage: Lois E. 1919 AR1, George Wiley 1880 AR2, William Jasper 1836 NC3, Green 1815 NC4.

 

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LOIS VIRGINIA STUART ALFORD

 

[Although Virginia died in OR, we are also including her obituary here because of her close ties to CA.]

 

VENTURA COUNTY STAR

Ventura, Ventura Co., CA—Sunday, 8 October 2000

 

            Virginia Stuart Alford passed away Oct. 2 2000 in Portland Ore.

            Virginia was born June 22 1908 in Mullinville Kan. and graduated from Los Angeles High School. She lived in Los Angeles Boston Washington D.C. moved to Sunland Calif. in 1948 to Ventura in 1972 and to Portland earlier this year to be with her family. She had been very involved in Glendale PTA activities worked most recently in Ventura as a medical/radiology transcriptionist and served many years on the volunteer staff at Community Memorial Hospital.

            She was married to John Alford from 1938 until his death in 1972.

            She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Michael and Teresa of Portland; and four grandchildren.

            Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday Oct. 13 2000 in the Old North Church at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills.

FAG photo requested 1/19/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Virginia S. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 22 June 1908, last residence Portland, Multnomah Co., OR.

            See the obituary of her mother-in-law, Virginia Hodges Alford, in this compilation.

            She was the daughter of Charles Enos Stuart and Erma Garnet Avery and the wife of John Ward Alford.

 

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LOLA HALFORD-ROGERS

 

LEWISTON MORNING TRIBUNE

Lewiston, Nez Perce Co., ID—Saturday, 21 May 2005

 

HEMET, Calif.—Lola Halford-Rogers, a former Kooskia [Idaho Co., ID] resident, died Thursday, May 19, 2005, in Hemet, Calif. She was 78.

            Cremation has taken place and no service will be held.

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lola Rogers (SS# issued in IL) was born 7 Oct 1925, last residence Midway City, Orange Co., CA.

 

Her husband’s obituary:

 

LEWISTON MORNING TRIBUNE

Lewiston, Nez Perce Co., ID—Thursday, 13 October 2005

 

Albert F. (Al) Rogers, 78, Kooskia

 

      Al Rogers passed away Monday, Oct. 10, 2005, at his home in Kooskia.

      Al was born July 3, 1927, in Eugene, Ore. He was one of four children born to Mike and Olive Rogers.

      Al married Betty Fenner in 1949. They later divorced. Al and Betty brought their three children to Stites in September 1957.

      He was employed as independent logger for many years before he became a part of the Idaho County road maintenance crew from which he retired.

      Al enjoyed hunting and gardening, but fishing with his son, Mike, was the activity he enjoyed most. He also valued the time he spent with his daughters, their husbands and grandchildren.

      His subsequent marriage to Lola Halford ended in divorce.

      Al is survived by his three children, Mike Rogers, Spirit Lake, Idaho, Lora and husband Jim Curts, Hillsboro, Ore., and Vickie and husband Dennis Griner, Palouse; grandchildren Tonya Rogers Kilby and husband Boyd of Bend, Ore., Jeff Curts and wife Sandy of Hillsboro, Kyle Curts and Byron Curts, both of Corvallis, Ore., Ben Griner and wife Jennifer of Seattle, and Jeremy Griner and wife, Sarah of Bothell, Wash.; seven great-grandchildren; sister Lavina Ford of Eugene; and niece Betty Boyd of The Dalles, Ore.

      He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers Arthur and Ernest.

      At Al’s request, there will be no services....

 

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LORE MARSHALL ALFORD

 

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE

Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—Saturday, 6 May 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Lore Alford, 88, died Wednesday [May 3] of pneumonia at Reche Canyon Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Colton. Services will be private.

            Burial will be in Hillside Memorial Park in Redlands. Cortner Chapel in Redlands is handling arrangements.

            Mr. Alford, who was born in Raton [Colfax Co.], N.M., lived in Hemet 22 years. Previously, he lived in Garner Valley, Redlands, Long Beach and Santa Ana.

            He was a self-employed painting contractor for 25 years.

            He is survived by his wife, Mildred; two sons, Robert of Irvine and Paul of Hemet, a daughter, Mina Wright of Medford, Ore.; eight grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from Hillside Memorial Park, Redlands, San Bernardino Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Barbara LeClaire

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lore M. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 15 Oct 1911, last residence Hemet, Riverside Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his father, Robert Cushman Alford, in this compilation.

            Lore’s wife, Mildred Josephine Alford, and Gil Alford corresponded in 1989, and they responded to the survey AAFA made in 1997 prior to the meeting in California.

            A son not mentioned in the obituary died in 1988—James Lore Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Lore Marshall 1911 NM1, Robert Cushman 1883 IA2, Lore 1838 ME3, Nathaniel 1807 MA4, Deacon Lore 1766 CT5, Nathaniel 1738 CT6, Nathaniel 1688 CT7, Josiah 1649 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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LOREN A. ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Thursday, 10 March 1977

 

            Alford, Loren A. Member of E.S.D. United Presbyterian Church, E.S. D. Lodge No. 561 F&AM and Fleet Reserve No. 111. Services 10:00 a.m., Thur., Rogers Mortuary Chapel. Interment El Camino Memorial Park.

 

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Photo from El Camino Memorial Park, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Heather Briseno

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Loren Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 29 Dec 1898 and died _____ March 1977, last residence San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Ruby Brown Alford, in this compilation.

            CA Deaths lists Loren A. Alford, born 29 Dec 1898 in IN and died 5 March 1977 in San Diego Co., CA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Loren 1898 IN1, Allen 1863 IL2, Wesley J. 1820 NY3, Ashley Owen 1770 VT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1699 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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LORENE L. COOK ALFORD

 

THE RECORD

Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA—Sunday, 19 February 2006

 

 

May 11, 1923–February 14, 2006

 

            Lorene L. Alford, 82 of Stockton, passed away on Tuesday, February 14, 2006. A native of Stockton she was born May 11, 1923. Lorene was a homemaker throughout her life and her husband, Claude Alford preceded her in death after 56 years of marriage in 1999. Lorene enjoyed gardening, especially roses, going for walks, listening to music, reading, baking, crocheting and working jigsaw and crossword puzzles and spending time with family.

            Survivors include: Daughter, Sandra (Bill) Jones of Stockton; 2 grandchildren, Brian (Lilia) Gulick of Clarksville, TN and Tammy (Ray) Smith of Stockton; 3 great grandchildren, John Swanson of Lodi and Brandon and Derek Gulick of Clarksville, TN; brother, Clinton (Lorraine) Cook of Valley Springs, CA and a nephew, R.J. Alford of Stockton.

            Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at 1:00 p.m. in the Evergreen Chapel of Cherokee Memorial Park followed by burial in the Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lorene L. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Claude H. Alford, in this compilation.

            CA Births lists Lorene L. Cook, born 11 May 1923 in San Joaquin Co., mother’s maiden name Harryman.

 

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LORETTA HEDWIG ALFORD

 

THE SENTINEL

Hanford, Kings Co., CA—Tuesday, 18 May 2004

 

            Hanford resident Loretta Hedwig Alford, 82, died May 11 of natural causes at a Hanford hospital.

            Loretta was born on Oct. 20, 1921 in Vernon, Conn. She was a purchasing clerk for 25 years at Central Valley General Hospital in Hanford.

            A memorial mass will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. Brigid Catholic Church in Hanford. Inurnment to follow at Calvary Cemetery in Hanford.

            Arrangements are under the direction of Whitehurst-McNamara Funeral Services Chapel in Hanford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Loretta Alford (SS# issued in CT) but list her birth date as 30 Oct 1921, last residence Hanford, Kings Co., CA.

 

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LORRAYNE MASON ALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—26 September 1941

 

            Lorrayne Mason Alford. Services today, 3 p.m., Hollywood Cemetery Chapel. Crane & Eberle, directors.

 

AAFA NOTES: CA Deaths lists Lorrayne Mason Alford, born 4 Sept 1918 in SD and died 23 Sept 1941 in Los Angeles Co., father’s surname Mason and mother’s maiden name Summers.

 

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LOTTIE MORENE ALFORD STARCHMAN

 

JOPLIN GLOBE

Joplin, Jasper Co., MO—Sunday, 3 August 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2005, with MO obituaries

 

MARIPOSA [Mariposa Co.], CA—Lottie Alford Starchman died on July 26, 2003.

            Lottie was born on June 4, 1908, to Axel Edward and Anna Newby Alford, on the farm located on the state line, near Lawton [Cherokee Co.], KS, a mile from the farm above Spring River of her grandparents, Milton and Nancy Hastings Newby, and adjacent to the Missouri farm where she lived for most of her adult life. She was a 1926 graduate of Carl Junction High School and attended Pittsburg State University for one year.

            On December 28, 1926, she married Hubert V. Starchman. His job as a mining supervisor took them to Burke, ID, and Yuma, Tombstone, and Kingman, AZ. He died on February 11, 1949. Lottie and her two sons returned to Lawton where she taught at the one room school she had attended as a child. She returned to Pittsburg State to complete her degree. She taught at Greenbush [Crawford Co., KS] and Stone for six years. She then taught at the Spencer Consolidated School until her retirement in 1973. She lived on the farm in the house that she and her husband, Hubert, had partially built themselves until she was 81. She then moved to California to live with her son, Don, and his wife, Francie.

            Lottie was preceded in death by her older sisters, Laura Lawver and Lulu Ellis Stamps, and by her brother, Ernest Alford.

            Survivors include her sons, Don (Francie) Starchman and Dr. Dale (Jane) Starchman, and grandchildren, Anita (Tim) Bryant of Sacramento, CA, Bryan Starchman of Mariposa, Teena Starchman of Mariposa, Dr. Ann (Vic) Pisani of Chicago, Cindy (Mark) Hruby of Cleveland, Julie Starchman of Canton, OH, and Mark Starchman of Chicago.

            Private memorials were held in Mariposa and Canton. Interment was in the Alford family plot in Carl Junction Cemetery [Jasper Co., MO].

 

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Photo from Carl Junction Cemetery, Carl Junction, Jasper Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Fred Randall

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lottie M. Starchman (SS# issued in AZ).

            We included the obituaries of her mother, Rebecca Anna Newby Alford; and brother Ernest Edward Alford in Missouri Obituaries.

            She is a descendant of the Swedish Alfords of Jasper Co. MO. Lottie was the daughter of Axel Edward Alford and Rebecca Anna Newby. Axel was born in Sweden and migrated to Missouri from Sweden with his parents, who were Frank and Hannah Alford.

            She is not found with her husband in the 1930 census (he was in ID) although he is listed as married.

            Her lineage: Lottie Morene 1908 KS1, Axel Edward 1857 Sweden2, Frank (Franz Ahlfort?) 1821 Sweden3.

 

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LOUELLA MAY ALFORD FREE

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Monday, 28 August 2006

 

Sept. 5, 1936-Aug. 22, 2006

 

            Louella May Free, 69, of San Diego died Tuesday [August 22]. She was born in Redlands and was a bookkeeper.

            Survivors include her husband, Joe Free; daughter, Kimberly McDonald of Missoula, Mont.; son, David Free of San Diego; mother, Pauline Alford of San Diego; sister, Paula Roth of San Diego; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

            Services: 2 p.m. tomorrow, East Clairemont Southern Baptist Church, 4633 Doliva Drive, San Diego.

            Arrangements: Balboa Cremation Services.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Louella M. Free (SS# issued in CA) was born 5 Sept 1936, last residence San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her father, Laverne Miller Alford, in this compilation.

            CA Births lists Lovella Mae Alford, born 5 Sept 1936 I nSan Bernardino Co., mother’s maiden name Sweeters.

 

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LOUIS HESTER ALFORD

 

louis hester alford

From AAFA files

Sent to AAFA by Jane Alford; also posted at Alford Family along with many other photos

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—Wednesday, 13 September 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Services for Louis H. Alford, 74, of Redding, California, were held Sept. 1, at Mountain Gate Community Church…. Burial was at Redding Cemetery. Mr. Alford died Monday, Aug. 28, at his residence.

            Born Oct. 13, 1920, in Many [Sabine Parish, LA], he moved to Shasta County in 1951 from Many.

            He was a foreman for Calaveras Cement Co. in Mountain Gate, and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1934 in Redding, and Mountain Gate Community Church. He was also a World War II U.S. Navy veteran.

            Survivors include his wife, Sharlee; sons, Louis of Redding, Richard of Anderson, California, Fletcher of Hercules, California; and stepsons, Wesley Barron of Dunsmuir, California, and Robert Barron of Salmon, Idaho; stepdaughter, Darcia Gorman of Oakland, California; sister, Hazel Lawrason of Redding; 20 grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.

 

In another article:

 

RECORD SEARCHLIGHT

Redding, Shasta Co., CA— Wednesday, 30 August 1995

 

MOUNTAIN GATE—Services for Louis H. Alford, 74, of Redding will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Mountain Gate Community Church. The Rev. John Retzer of the church will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at McDonald’s Redding Chapel.

            Burial will be at Redding Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford died Monday, Aug. 28, 1995, at her [sic] residence.

            Born Oct. 13, 1920, in Many, La., he moved to Shasta County in 1951 from Many.

            He was a foreman for Calaveras Cement Co. in Mountain Gate and a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1934 in Redding and Mountain Gate Community Church. He was also a World War II U.S. Navy veteran.

            Survivors include wife Shralee; sons Louis of Redding, Richard of Anderson, Fletcher of Hercules and stepsons Wesley Barron of Dunsmuir and Robert Barron of Salmon, Idaho; stepdaughter Darcia Gorman of Oakland; sister Hazel Lawrason of Redding; 20 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Louis H. Alford (SS# issued in LA), last residence Redding, Shasta Co., CA.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, Louis Jeptha Alford and Sarah Jane Cobb Alford, in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Louis Hester 1920 LA1, Louis Jeptha 1892 LA2, John Jeptha 1862 LA3, Joseph W. 1816 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA9.

 

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LOUISE ELIZABETH NASH ALFORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—20 March 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Louise was born on September 24, 1914, in Albion, IL, and passed into the loving arms of our Lord on Thursday, March 11, 2004. She was a homemaker and a registered nurse, and lived in Fresno for 68 years.

            Louise was preceded in death by her husband, Art Alford; daughter, Ann Alford; parents, Harry and Nora Nash; and brother and sister-in-law, Harry and Clara Nash.

            She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Dennis McFarlin; nieces, Karen Rae, Joanie, Susan, and Shelley; and life-long friend, Lucy Allyn.

            Louise led a Christian life and prayed daily for her family and friends. She will be missed by all. A Private Service was held under the direction of Stephens & Bean Chapel….

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her daughter, Ann Elizabeth Alford, in this article.

 

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LOUVINA MCCOMIC ALFORD

 

[Louvina died in CA, but we are also publishing her obituary in Louisiana Obituaries because of her close ties there.]

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—25 October 1973

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2004

 

            Mrs. Louvina Alford, 75, of Lancaster [Los Angeles Co.], Calif., died after an extended illness on Thursday, Oct. 1.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by 2 sons, Herman Alford of Lancaster, Calif., and Victor Ray Alford of Clovis, N.M., 5 brothers, Claude McComic, Florien, Marshall McComic, Minden, Glen McComic, Oakdale, Wyatt McComic, Nederland, Tex., and Johnny McComic, New Orleans; 3 sisters, Mrs. Ruby Graham, Bogalusa, Mrs. Nervie Sparks, Many, Mrs. Mageline Phelps, Fisher, and 3 grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held at the Mt. Freedom Baptist Church on Monday, Oct. 22 at 11 a.m….. Burial was at Fenders Cemetery [Sabine Parish] under the direction of Warren Meadows Funeral Home.

 

Photo from Fenders Cemetery, Many, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Jerry & Donna Bohnett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Louvina Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 6 August 1897.

            See the obituary of her son Herman B. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her husband, William Lloyd Alford, in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Louvina was the daughter of R.R. McComic and Bettie Blackwell.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: William Lloyd 1892 LA1, Jesse Powell 1870 TX2, Jesse Powell 1828 LA3, Needham Judge 1789 NC4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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LOWELL ROBERT ALVORD

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—9 December 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Lowell Robert “Bob” Alvord, Age 59—Passed away December 4, 1999 in Oroville. Born March 5, 1940 in Ogden, Utah. Bob was a Sales Representative at Erskine-John’s Plastic Corp for 10 years. Bob enjoyed fishing, golfing and bowling. He was an inventor. He was involved in inventing the original prototypes for the artificial heart. He was also involved in the development of the Stealth Bomber while he was a teacher for the Job Corp. Prior to working at Erskine-John’s, he was the manager for Modo Enterprises, where he was involved with the designs and working of fiberglass furniture. For the last five years, he spent his time taking care of his father Lowell W. Alvord, who preceded him in death in May of this year.

            Survived by wife Lorna Alvord of Oroville, CA. Children Richard Alvord of Ogden, UT, Michael and Marsha Alvord of Roy, UT, Nola Diamond and Radcliffe Davis both of North Hills, CA, Del Roy Diamond of North Hollywood, CA, Shanna Haynes, Kevin and Lena Diamond all of Oroville, CA, son in law Gerald Lee Haynes. Also survived by sister Irene Butlers of Salt Lake City, UT, 18 grandchildren and 1 great-granddaughter.

            Memorial service will be held Friday December 10, 1999 at 2PM at Scheer Memorial Chapel … Oroville, CA. Burial North Ogden Cemetery in Ogden, UT. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society in memory of Bob’s mother Dolores Alvord at 2889 Cohasset Rd, Chico, CA 95973.

 

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Photo from Ben Lomond Cemetery, North Ogden, Weber Co., UT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jason O’Driscoll.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lowell R. Alvord (SS# issued in UT), last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his father, Lowell William Alvord, in this compilation.

            On the 1930 census, Lowell W. is listed as son of William and Irene Alvord.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His ALVORD lineage: Lowell Robert 19401, Lowell William 1911 UT2, William 1884 UT3, Gideon Williams 1841 IA4, Thaddeus 1781 MA5, Joseph 1733 MA6, Joseph 1697 MA7, Ebenezer 1665 MA8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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LOWELL WILLIAM ALVORD

 

ENTERPRISE RECORD

Chico, Butte Co., CA—Tuesday, 25 May 1999

 

[Lowell died in CA, but we are also including his obituary in Utah Obituaries because he was born in UT, his last residence was there, and he is buried there.]

 

OROVILLE [Butte Co.]—A funeral for Lowell William Alvord, 87, of Ogden [Weber Co.], Utah will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Lindquist’s Ogden Mortuary in Ogden.

            Alvord died Saturday, May 22, 1999, at an Oroville hospital.

            He was born June 7, 1911, in Ogden, Utah, and served in the Army Air Corps and the U.S. Navy. He was stationed in Okinawa for a time.

            Alvord was employed by the federal government as a supervisor in the Department of Defense Operations for 20 years.

            He is survived by his children, Bob Alvord of Oroville and Irene Butler of Odgen, Utah; and 10 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

            Visitation will be held from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Scheer Memorial Chapel in Oroville.

            Burial will be at North Ogden Cemetery, North Ogden.

 

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Photo from Ben Lomond Cemetery, North Ogden, Weber Co., UT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jason O’Driscoll.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lowell W. Alvord (SS# issued in UT), last residence Ogden, Weber Co., UT.

            See the obituary of his son Lowell Robert Alvord in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brother Howard Dean Alvord in Utah Obituaries

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His Alvord lineage: Lowell William 1911 UT1, William Mathias 1884 UT2, Gideon Williams 1841 IA3, Thaddeus 1781 MA4, Joseph 1733 MA5, Joseph 1697 MA6, Ebenezer 1665 MA7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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LUCILLE ALFORD

 

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY TRIBUNE

West Covina, Los Angeles Co., CA—Friday, 10 June 2011

 

            Lucille Alford died June 6, 2011. She lived for forty years in the Covina-La Verne area. She said a lady does not tell her age, but it was rumored she was 93. She married Thomas Ray Alford who died in 1986.

            She is survived by her daughter, Janis Martindale, son-in-law, Ron, grandchildren, Matthew, Elizabeth, Jenny, Karen, and seven great-grandchildren.

            A memorial Mass will be held on Monday, June 13, at 10:00 a.m. at Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church, 724 E. Bonita Avenue, San Dimas, California. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Holy Name of Mary Catholic Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            Possibly: SSDI records show that Pearl L. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 2 May 1918 and died 13 June 2011, last residence San Dimas, Los Angeles Co., CA, last benefit La Verne, Los Angeles Co., CA.

 

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LUCY HALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—Friday, 25 August 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997

 

            Halford, Lucy, 80, of Glendale, homemaker. Scovern Mortuary, Glendale.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lucy D. Halford (SS# issued in OK) was born 30 Nov 1914 and died _____ Aug 1995, last residence Tujunga, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            CA Deaths lists Lucy Halford, born 30 Nov 1914 in OK, died 23 Aug 1995 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Pfeiffer.

 

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LULA NICHOLSON ALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—25 August 1949

 

            Alford, Lula Nicholson, of Arcadia, beloved wife of Ramson [sic], mother of Charles Alford, Mrs. Louise A. Hinds, and Mrs. G.H. Steward [sic: Esther Nicholson Alford Stewart, Mrs. George Harvey Stewart].

            Services Friday, 1:30 p.m., Glasser & Miller Chapel, 500 South First Avenue, Arcadia. Interment, Forest Lawn Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Long Beach), Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kathy Salazar

 

AAFA NOTES: CA Deaths lists Lula Nicholson Alford, died 24 Aug 1949 in Los Angeles Co., born 16 May 1874 in NC, father’s surname Nicholson, mother’s maiden name Jones.

            CA Deaths lists Ransom Hardy Alford, died 30 Aug 1954 in Los Angeles Co., born 1 Oct 1870 in NC, mother’s maiden name Pope.

            AAFA records show him as Ransome Hardy Patrick Alford, born 7 Oct 1870 in NC; married Loula Virginia Nicholson, who was born 17 May 1874.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of Exum Alford.

            Her husband’s lineage: Ransom Hardy 1870 NC1, Henry Hardy 1826 NC2, Exum 1788 NC3.

 

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MADALYNE BALDWIN ALFORD

Stepmother of Jack Gordon Alford, AAFA #1273

 

Clell and Madalyne in 1969

Photo from Madalyne’s stepson Jack Alford—used with permission

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Wednesday, 27 February 1974

                                 

            Services will be at 10 a.m. today in Greenwood Mortuary for Mrs. Madalyne Alford, 61 of 4326 Euclid St., a county resident 57 years. Entombment will follow in the mortuary mausoleum.

            Mrs. Alford, who died Friday [February 22] in a hospital, had been a clerk in a pharmacy here. She was born in Live Oak in Sutter County, Calif. She was a member of Estrella Chapter 412, Order of Eastern Star, which will conduct the services.

            Surviving are a stepson, Jack G. Alford of Alpine; five sisters, including Mrs. Shirley Berube and Mrs. Marguerite Morris, both of San Diego, Mrs. Betty L. Frost of Lemon Grove and Mrs. Peggy J. Alford of El Cajon, and two brothers, Giles J. Baldwin of Spring Valley and Clarence C. Baldwin of Chula Vista.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Madalyne Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 12 Nov 1912 and died _____ Feb 1974, last residence San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Clell Erwin Alford, in this compilation.

            Madalyne’s sister Peggy was the wife of Arthur Alford, son of Clell Erwin Alford’s brother Everett Walden Alford.

 

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MAGGIE MAE HORTMAN GROUNDS ALVORD

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—Wednesday, 3 June 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

Maggie Alvord

 

            In Sacramento May 31, 1998. Maggie Mae Hortman Grounds Alvord was born on July 28, 1904 in Minden, Louisiana to Carrie Canfield Hortman and William Henry Hortman, the second of four children.

            Her three brothers, Luther, Ernest and Alton, all preceded her in death.

            She is survived by her daughter, Louise Monette Canfield Sander and her husband Eugene George Sander, two grandchildren Jay (wife Lisa) and Kathy Sander, three nephews, Richard Hortman of Bogalusa, LA, Ernest Hortman, Jr of Baton Rouge, LA, Alton Hortman, Jr. of Minden, Louisiana and two nieces, Lillian Hortman McDonald of Houston and Kathleen Hortman Bryan of Homer, LA.

            Maggie earned a Bachelors Degree from Louisiana Normal School and was a Latin teacher in northeastern Louisiana until her marriage in 1935 to Rollie Tomlinson Grounds. Their only child, Louise Monette, currently resides in Tucson, Arizona.

            After Rollie’s death in 1958, Maggie moved to California and in 1968 married Ulysses S. Alvord of Sacramento. Maggie and Les traveled extensively throughout the U.S. until his death in 1986. Maggie remained in their home in Sacramento until her death. Maggie was a member of Pleasant Valley Methodist Church in Minden, Louisiana, where she will be interred in the family burial plot. She attended Fruitridge Community Church in Sacramento, participated in many of its programs and counted many friends among its parishioners. She was a member of World War I Auxiliary.

            Friends are invited for visitation from 11 AM to 2 PM, with funeral services at 2 PM, on Wednesday, June 3 at East Lawn Andrews & Greilich Mortuary, 3939 Fruitridge Road, Sacramento....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Maggie Alvord (SS# issued in CA), last residence Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA.

            SSDI records show that Ulysses Alvord was born 11 March 1897 and died _____ May 1986 (SS# issued in CA), last residence Sacramento.

            CA Deaths lists Ulysses S. Alvord, born 11 March 1897 in MI and died 13 May 1986 in Sacramento Co., mother’s maiden name Oyster.

            On Ulysses Samuel Alvord’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 21, living in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI. He was born 11 March 1897.

 

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MARGARET ALFORD

                            

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Tuesday, 10 March 1908

 

DEATHS

 

            In this city, March 9, 1908, Margaret Alford, a native of Rhode Island, aged 43 years, 9 months, 29 days.

            Funeral will be held, today from Bradley & Woolman’s chapel at 1:45 p.m., thence to St. Joseph’s Catholic church. Interment Catholic cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: She has a Find A Grave memorial at Calvary Cemetery, which is no longer a cemetery and is now Calvary Pioneer Memorial Park.

 

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MARGARET ANE ALVORD PEARSON

 

THE CHRONICLE

San Francisco, CA—26 November 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

            Pearson, Margaret Alvord—April 16, 1938-Nov. 24, 1997. Margaret Pearson, an Occupational Therapist at We Care/Barbara Milliff Center for thirty years, died Monday in Concord, she was 59.

            Born in Oakland, she graduated from Piedmont High School and Mills College. She was a member of P.E.O. chapter IL. She enjoyed painting, drawing, swimming, bocce ball, friends, family and playing all kinds of musical instruments.

            She is survived by her mother, Ane Olsen Alvord of San Jose; and her sons Ken and Scott Pearson of Concord. Her husband, David K. Pearson died in 1982. Services private....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her mother, Ane L. Olsen Alvord, in this compilation.

            CA Births lists the birth of Margaret Ane Alvord on 16 April 1938 in Alameda Co., mother’s maiden name Olsen.

 

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MARGARET ELIZABETH ALFORD

 

VENTURA COUNTY STAR

Ventura, Ventura Co., CA—Sunday, 12 December 1999

 

            Margaret Elizabeth Alford age 87 retired housekeeper died on Nov. 4 1999 after a brief illness.

            Alford was a resident of Ventura and a volunteer with the Ventura Senior Center for 20 years. She was born in Abington Va.

            Alford is survived by a niece Ruby Stamey of Cleveland Tenn.; granddaughter Susan (David) McCartney of Leona Valley Calif.; four grandsons Michel (Cynthia) Moore of Stevenson Ranch Daniel Sanchotena of Chonchilla Calif. John R. Jr. (Terrie) Moore of Acton and Gary (Beth) Moore of Arkadelphia Ark.; four great-grandsons Michael and Steven Moore of Yuba City Calif. and Garrett and Kobi Moore of Arkadelphia Ark.; and a great-granddaughter Haley Moore of Stevenson Ranch.

            Private services were held on Monday Nov. 8 1999 at Desert Lawn in Palmdale.

            Her grandchildren wrote: “Granny you will be in our hearts always.”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margaret E. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 18 March 1912, last residence Newhall, Los Angeles Co., CA.

 

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MARGARET MASON ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—23 October 2013

 

05/30/1934 ~ 10/16/2013

 

SAN DIEGO—Married 59 years to Gene M. Alford, and the mother of Gene E., Nancy, and Judy. She has five devoted grandchildren: Jacob, Jessica, Everett, Nathan, and Adam; and four great-granddaughters: Kira, Brittany, Ryleigh and Madison.

            She became the heart and soul of the family; her life was her family. While we, her family, grieve for our loss, we rejoice in knowing her pain and suffering has ceased. We will carry her in hearts always. She will always be with us.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            CA Births lists her children Nancy A., Judith C. and Gene Everett Alford, all born in San Diego Co., mother’s maiden name Mason.

 

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MARIAN ELIZABETH HARROTT ALFORD

 

PORTERVILLE RECORDER

Porterville, Tulare Co., CA—16 September 2003

 

            Mary Elizabeth Alford of Porterville died in Lindsay on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003. She was 88.

            A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Hillcrest Memorial Park. The Rev. Ralph E. Spohn Jr., pastor of the First Assembly of God Church in Farmersville will officiate.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Los Angeles and worked as executive secretary for Paramount Studios in Los Angeles for eight years. She was also a member of the Porterville Art Association.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her spouse of 55 years, J.W. Alford of Lindsay, a son, John Alford, of West Hills; a daughter, Catherine Taylor, of Porterville, and four grandchildren.

            Arrangements are under the direction of Whitehurst Loyd Funeral Service.

 

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PORTERVILLE RECORDER

Porterville, Tulare Co., CA—18 September 2003

 

            Marian Elizabeth Alford of Porterville, died in Lindsay on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2003. She was 88.

            Services and interment were already held.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of Los Angeles and a resident of Porterville for 31 years. She worked as executive secretary for Paramount Studios in Los Angeles for eight years. She was also a member of the Porterville Art Association.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband of 55 years, J.W. Alford of Lindsay [Tulare Co.]; a son, John Alford, of West Hills; a daughter, Catherine Taylor, of Porterville; and four grandchildren.

            Arrangements are under the direction of Whitehurst Loyd Funeral Service.

 

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FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Sunday, 14 September 2003

 

            Graveside services for Marian Alford, 88, of Porterville will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Mrs. Alford, an executive secretary for Paramount Studios for eight years, died Wednesday. Arrangements are under the direction of Whitehurst Loyd Funeral Service.

FAG photo requested 1/17/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marian H. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 6 Oct 1914, last residence Porterville, Tulare Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, J.W. Alford, in this compilation.

            CA Births lists Marian E. Harott, born 6 Oct 1914 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Freeborn. CA Births also lists the births of John Watt Alford (1949) and Catherine Elizabeth Alford (1951), mother’s maiden name Harrott.

 

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MARIAN HART ALFORD

 

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Santa Ana, Orange Co., CA— Thursday, 9 June 1988

 

            Marian Hart Alford, 84, of Mission Viejo, a homemaker, died Wednesday [June 8]. Private services to be arranged by McCormick Mortuary, Laguna Hills.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marian H. Alford (SS# issued in NJ) was born 22 May 1904, last residence Mission Viejo, Orange Co., CA.

            CA Deaths lists Marion Hart Alford, born 23 May 1904 in NY and died 8 June 1988 in Orange Co., mother’s maiden name Lee.

 

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MARIE LOUISE ARNST ALFORD

Mother of Pamela Alford Thompson, AAFA #0030

Wife of Ray Dortey Alford, AAFA #0459

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—Wednesday, 10 November 2004

 

 

            Alford, Marie Louise Arnst—Born September 20, 1918, in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the fifth of nine children born to David Arnst and Sophia Pfister, German immigrants from Russia. She married Ray D. Alford on June 7, 1947. Their four children were born in San Francisco before the family moved to Santa Clara in 1957. Ray and Marie moved to Sacramento in 1976.

            Marie’s faith in Christ was the foundation of her life. She loved attending Bible classes at the English Lutheran Church and reading her Bible each night to her husband Ray. She was equally devoted to her family and was happiest when all her children were with her. She was a gardener who cultivated an oasis of tranquility in her beautiful flower and vegetable garden. She was a lover of peace and brought a positive attitude even under difficult circumstances. We will all miss her radiant smile, her sweetness and her love of life.

            Marie died peacefully at home on November 7, 2004. She is survived by Ray Dortey, her loving husband of 57 years; four children Pamela and her husband Bruce Thompson, Max, Cherie and her husband Garth Cheff, and Ray Dortey Jr. and his wife Kasira; grandson Nathan Cole; sisters Edie Fahl and Dorothy Scheidel; sisters-in-law Carolyn, Sally and Dora Arnst; special nieces Susan Arnst Baggott and Kathy Held Van Gheem; and many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, David, Mike and Christian, and her sisters, Emily Kunstman, Emma Held and Elaine Dicke.

            A memorial service will be held in celebration of her life on Thursday, November 11, at 4:00 PM at the English Lutheran Church, 3860 4th Ave., Sacramento.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marie L. Alford (SS# issued in WI), last residence Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Ray Dortey Alford, in this compilation.

            Marie was cremated.

 

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MARINA HERRERA ALFORD

 

SOUTH BAY DAILY BREEZE

Gardena, Los Angeles Co., CA—Saturday, 26 February 2005

 

 

            Alford, Marina Herrera a 40 year resident of Lawndale, passed away on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 in Gardena. Born in El Salvador, Marina was 63 when she died.

            Marina was a member of The Teamsters Local 911 and a former trustee on the executive board.

            She is survived by her Husband, Dale Alford, Mother, Juana Herrera, Son, Anthony Alford, Daughter, Theresa Alford-Lowe (Robert), Sister, Sonia Houghton, Brothers, Rolando Molina, Carlos Rodriguez and Napolean Rodriguez.

            The Rosary and Visitation will be Monday, February 28, 2005, 7:15 P.M St. Catherine Laboure Church. The Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday, March 1, 2005, 10:00 AM also at St. Catherine Laboure Church in Torrance. Committal will follow at Pacific Crest Cemetery in Redondo Beach.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marina H. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 31 Jan 1942, last residence Gardena, Los Angeles Co., CA.

 

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MARJORIE ROSE “MARGE” STAMER ALFORD

 

THE HERALD

Monterey, Monterey Co., CA—Tuesday, 8 May 2007

 

Marjorie “Marge” Alford

May 30, 1927 ~ April 30, 2007

 

SEASIDE—Marge Alford, 79, passed away after a long battle with cancer. Marge was born in Dallas [Gregory Co.], South Dakota. The Monterey Peninsula became her home in 1952. In her travels, of which there were many, she always looked forward to returning to her home by the bay.

            Marge began her career in law enforcement in 1956 as a Matron with the Monterey Police Department. In 1972 she joined the Sheriff’s Department and worked there until her retirement in 1980. She attended law enforcement classes to earn her certification as a Deputy and in 1973 became one of the first female deputies in Monterey County.

            She was well liked by all those who knew her and will be fondly remembered for her great sense of humor, always having a joke or funny story to tell.

            Marge was preceded in death by her husband and life partner “Al,” who passed away May 27, 1994. She leaves behind her daughter, Carolyn Wade, husband John Wade. grandchildren; David True and Sarah True, son and traveling partner, Dennis T. Alford; grandsons, Jason Alford, Darren Alford and Patrick Alford, and great-grandchildren; Jessica, Ethan, Madison and Tyler. She will be greatly missed by all her nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

            A memorial service will be held Saturday, May 12, 2007 at 1:00 p.m., at Faith Lutheran Church, 1460 Hilby Ave, Seaside. The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Faith Lutheran Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marjorie Rose Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Seaside, Monterey Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her brother-in-law Thomas James Alford in this compilation.

            SSDI records for her husband, Clarence J. Alford, show that he was born 16 Oct 1918 and died 27 May 1994 (SS# issued in NE), last residence Seaside, Monterey Co., CA.

            CA Deaths lists Clarence John Alford, born 16 Oct 1918 in SD, died 27 May 1994 in Monterey Co., mother’s maiden name Murphy [actually his paternal grandmother’s maiden name].

            CA Births lists the births of Carolyn Rose Alford and Dennis Terry Alford in Merced Co., mothers’ maiden name Stamer.

            From the Moore-Koeppe Family Tree on Ancestry.com, posted by a great-grandson of Thomas Roland Alford: Clarence John Alford was the son of Thomas Roland Alford and Bertha Wilhelmine Kuehn.

            Thomas Alfred, age 26 of Hartford, Minnehaha Co., SD, married Bertha Kuehn, age 18 also of Hartford, on 11 Nov 1908 in Hartford, Minnehaha Co., SD [South Dakota Marriages, 1905–1949 (Ancestry.com)].

            On Tom Roland Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 36, a carpenter living in Hartford, Minnehaha Co., SD. He was born 1 July 1882, names his wife Bertha Alford as nearest relative, and says his “left arm weak not strong.”

            SSDI records show that Thomas Alford (SS# issued in NE), was born 1 July 1883 and died _____ Nov 1963, last residence NE.

            Her husband’s lineage: Clarence John 1918 SD1, Thomas Roland 1883 MD2.

 

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MAROLYN SUE ALFORD RANDOLPH

 

CHICO ENTERPRISE-RECORD

Chico, Butte Co., CA—Wednesday, 25 February 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

WILLOWS—A funeral for Marolyn S. Randolph, 70, of Willows will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Assembly of God Church in Willows.

            She died Sunday, Feb. 22, 1998, at a Chico hospital.

            Mrs. Randolph was born March 25, 1927 in California.

            She was a homemaker.

            Survivors include two daughters, Linda Lucero of Oroville and Susan Cooper of Hawaii; a brother, William Alford of Sonoma; and five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

            Burial will take place in the Willows Cemetery following the service.

            F.D. Sweet and Son Mortuary of Willows will be handling the arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marolyn S. Randolph (SS# issued in CA), last residence Oroville, Butte Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her uncle Robert Hudson Alford in this compilation.

            CA Births lists the birth of Marolyn Sue Alford on 25 March 1927 in San Francisco Co., mother’s maiden name McMath.

            In 1920, San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA: Delonzo Alford, age 30 b. CA (parents b. IL); wife Laverne 22 CA; children Bernice 3-11/12 CA, and Delonzo Jr. 1-11/12; and sister-in-law Henrietta McMath 15 CA.

            On Delonzo Murch Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 28, a telephone repairman living in San Francisco. He was born 15 Feb 1889 in Red Bluff, Tehama Co., CA, and supports a wife, child under 12, and his mother.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Marolyn Sue 1927 CA1, Delonzo Murch 1889 CA2, John Harmon 1839 LA3, Robert Temple 1814 MS4, Julius 1785 NC5, Hudson 1760 NC6, James Lodwick 1749 NC7.

 

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MARY ADELE REED ALFORD

 

THE TRIBUNE

San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo Co., CA—Sunday, 2 May 2010

 

            Mary Adele Alford was born in September 1916 in San Diego, Calif., and passed away peacefully at 11:50 a.m. Sunday, April 18, 2010, at Sierra Vista Hospital in San Luis Obispo.

            Mary is survived by twin daughters Joanie Cliffe and Jeanie Gillman (Gary); son, Thomas H. Alford Jr. (Flo); son-in-law, Rod Dodson; 10 grandchildren and their spouses; 30 great-grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; and sister, Margare Fraenzl of San Diego.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas H. Alford Sr.; her youngest daughter Dorothy Grace Dodson; and son-in-law, Roger Cliffe. This family of so many was her life.

            A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 15, 2010, at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church 962 Piney Way in Morro Bay. A celebration of her life will follow at 11:30 a.m. on the Chablis Charter out of Morro Bay. In lieu of flowers, the family would like to help Hospice Partners of the Central Coast, for their outstanding help to those in need, 277 South St. Ste R. San Luis Obispo, CA 93401.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary R. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 23 Sept 1916, last residence Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Thomas Holland Alford Sr., in this compilation.

            CA Births lists the births of her children from 1941–1950, all with mother’s maiden name Reed: Evelyn Joan [Jean?], Margaret Joan [Jean?], Thomas Holland, and Dorothy Grace.

 

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MARY ALICE KUZUOKA ALFORD

 

RECORD SEARCHLIGHT

Redding, Shasta Co., CA—Wednesday, 23 March 1994

 

            Mary Alice Alford, 65, of Redding died Sunday, March 20, 1994, at her residence.

            No services will be conducted.

            Born May 26, 1928, in Albuquerque, N.M., she moved to Shasta County 16 years ago from Bell.

            She was a homemaker.

            Survivors include husband Thomas; and brother Frank Kuzuoka of Sacramento.

            Arrangements are being handled by Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary A. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Redding, Shasta Co., CA.

            CA Deaths lists Mary Alice Alford, born 26 May 1928 in NM, died 20 March 1994 in Shasta Co., father’s surname Kuzuoka, mother’s maiden name Gonzales.

 

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MARY ANN ALGER ALVORD

 

EVENING NEWS

San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA—4 August 1911

 

            Mrs. M.A. Alford [sic], resident of Palo Alto since 1889, is dead at the home of her daughter, Mrs. M.P. North, after an illness of about three weeks.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of New York and in her 82nd year. The funeral will take place from the North home tomorrow. Interment will be at Sacramento.

 

AAFA NOTES: On the 1900 census, Palo Alto, Santa Clara Co., CA, she is listed as Mary A. Alvord, age 70 b. Oct 1829 in NY, widow, 2 children, 2 living, with her sister Mary P. North, age 54 b. Aug 1845 in NY, widow, 0 children.

            On the 1910 census, again in Palo Alto, she is again listed as Mary A. Alford, age 80 b. NY, widow, 8 children, 2 living, with her daughter Mary P. North, 64 NY widow, 0 children.

            On the 1850 census, Cosumnes River, Sacramento Co., CA: Harvey Alvord, 33 NY, farmer; Mary Ann Alvord, 20 NY; M.P. Alvord (f), 4 NY; W.F. Sheppard 22 VT stock trader; and John Becker 21 NY doctor physician.

            See a brief biography of Harvey Alvord and his family at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~npmelton/sacalvo.htm, from Win. J. Davis, An Illustrated History of Sacramento County, California (Lewis Publishing Company, 1890), pp. 466–487.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Harvey 1816 NY1, Asahel 1784 CT2, Thomas Gould 1742 CT3, Asahel 1720 MA4, Thomas 1683 MA5, Thomas 1653 CT6, Alexander 1627 England7, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England8.

 

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MARY DORCAS ALFORD NORTHCOTE

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Wednesday, 3 March 1993

 

NORTHCOTE—Mary D., 65, passed away March 1, 1993. Beloved wife of Samuel L. Northcote. Precious mother who gave us the gift of love and life forever, of Mary Dawson and Samuel Northcote. Loving sister of Edward and Margaret Alford. 6 grandchildren, 2 great granddaughters.

            Visitation Thursday & Friday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Service Saturday 11 a.m. both at Lewis Colonial/Benbough Mortuary. Private Entombment El Camino Memorial Park.

 

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Photo from First United Methodist Church Cemetery San Diego, San Diego Co., CA,—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Claxton

Note from photographer: Cenotaph, no ashes buried

 

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Photo from El Camino Memorial Park, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Heather Briseno

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary D. Northcote (SS# issued in CA) was born 2 June 1927, last residence El Cajon, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Thomas E. Alford and Elvina Symons Alford; and brother Edward John Alford in this compilation.

            CA Births lists Mary Dorcas Alford, born 2 June 1927 in San Diego Co., mother’s maiden name Symons.

 

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MARY ELIZA MCINTOSH KEENEY ALVORD

 

SAN FRANCISCO CALL

San Francisco, CA—24 May 1903

 

            Mrs. William Alvord, wife of William Alvord, president of the California Bank, and a woman widely known in social and charitable circles, died at her residence on Jackson street yesterday. Mrs. Alvord was sick but two days and her sudden death came as a shock to her family and her numerous friends. Pneumonia was the cause of her demise.

            Mrs. Alvord was widely known in this city, where she had resided for a number of years. She was born at Savannah, Ga., and was the daughter of General McIntosh of the United States army. She had several brothers, all of whom were killed in the Civil War.

            Mrs. Alvord came to this city soon after the war was over and had resided here ever since. She was always interested in charitable work and up to the time of her death was the president of the Protestant Orphan Asylum.

            Besides her husband, Mrs. Alvord leaves two children, Dr. J.W. Keeney and Charles M. Keeney, and five grandchildren, Mrs. Esther Pummeslon, Miss May Keeney, Miss Innes Scott Keeney, Helen M. Keeney, and Charles Keeney.

            No arrangements have yet been made for the funeral.

 

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SAN FRANCISCO CALL

San Francisco, CA—27 May 1903

 

Last Rites Are Said Over Mrs. Alvord’s Body

Trinity Church Scene of Affecting Service at Popular Woman’s Obsequies

 

            Amid a wealth of floral tributes from grief-stricken friends, the funeral of the late Mrs. William H. Alvord was held at Trinity Episcopal Church yesterday morning. Right Rev. William F. Nichols, Bishop of the diocese, conducted the impressive ritual of the burial service, assisted by Rev. F.W. Clampett, rector of the church, and Rev. David McCIure.

            Besides a large attendance of the friends of the dead club woman, the children from the Protestant Orphan Asylum were seated on the right of the chancel and representatives of the Colonial Dames, Daughters of the American Revolution and the Loring Club, organizations which Mrs. Alvord was prominent, were present. Dr. H.J. Stewart, an old friend of the deceased, occupied the organ bench at the special request of Mrs. Alvord’s relatives.

 

In another article:

 

SAN FRANCISCO CALL

San Francisco, CA—6 June 1903

 

Honor the Memory of the Late Mrs. Alvord

Daughters of the American Revolution Adopt Resolutions.

 

            The ladies of Sequoia Chapter of the Daughters of American Revolution held memorial services for the late Mrs. William Alvord yesterday afternoon at 1620 California street. Mrs. Alvord was the first State regent of the chapter in California, having been elected in 1891. Resolutions which expressed the deep grief felt by members of the chapter for their former regent were passed.

            The services began at 3 o’clock, Mrs. John F. Swift, State regent, presiding. Rev. Dr. Mackin of Oakland, now of Trinity Church, assumed the ministerial duties of the meeting. Mrs. Sneider- Johnson sang two selections with sweet sympathy and expression, accompanied by Professor H.J. Stewart. Professor Vincent of Trinity Church choir rendered two songs. Mrs. E.K. Maddox of San Jose read an interesting paper on the life or genealogy of Mrs. Alvord and Mrs. Wetherbee of Fruitvale offered touching resolutions.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her second husband, William Alvord, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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MARY ELIZABETH ALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—18 February 1922

 

            February 14—Mary Elizabeth Alford, aged 32 years. Funeral 2 p.m. Saturday from the chapel of J.H. Riedeman, 1618 South Main.

 

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MARY ELIZABETH MULROYAN ALFORD

 

CONTRA COSTA TIMES

Walnut Creek, Contra Costa Co., CA—_____ October 1977

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997

 

            Mary E. Alford, in Concord, Sunday, October 23, 1977. Survived by daughters: Candy Luce, Modesto, Mary Alford, Albany; son, Richard Alford, Pleasanton; sisters, Margaret Jones and Catherine Jones of Oakland, Nora Slagle of Moraga; also 3 grandchildren.

            A native of Oakland, aged 59 years. A 27 year resident of Concord. A member of Catholic Daughters of America Court de La Salle No. 1934; Past President of St. Bonaventure’s C.C.D. and a member of St. Bonaventure’s Church.

            A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday October 26, 1977, at 9:00 a.m. at St. Bonaventure’s Church. Recitation of the Rosary Tuesday, October 25, at 8:00 p.m. at Ouimet Bros. Concord Funeral Chapel. Burial at Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Lafayette. Memorials may be made to the Heart Association.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 27 March 1918 and died _____ Oct 1977, last residence not listed but last benefit sent to Concord, Contra Costa Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Frank M. Alford in this compilation. She died on the second anniversary of his death.

            CA Births lists Mary E. Mulroyan born 27 March 1918 in Alameda Co., mother’s maiden name Corcoran.

            A family tree posted by Mary’s daughter Candy Luce (Ancestry.com) provides Mary’s middle name.

 

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MARY EVELYN CARPENTER ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Red Bluff, Tehama Co., CA—Thursday, 30 June 1955

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1993

 

            Mrs. Mary Evelyn Alford, 80, who spent the greater part of her life in Tehama County, died yesterday at the home of her grandson, Charles T. Alford, on Clear Creek, Shasta County.

            A funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 10 a.m. at Hoyt’s chapel, followed by burial at the Cottonwood cemetery. The Rev. Harold Johanson of the Cottonwood Baptist church will officiate.

            Mrs. Alford was born October 2, 1865, in El Dorado County, coming to Tehama County as a small child. She attended local schools and was graduated from the old Gans Academy. She taught for about 20 years at the Bend, Jelly, Evergreen, and Hunter schools and was married in 1890 to Charles O. Alford at the Red Bluff Baptist church. Her husband and three children preceded her in death.

            The family lived on a ranch in the Cottonwood Creek area until 1946, when the parents moved to Red Bluff.

            Besides the grandson at Clear Creek, deceased is survived by two granddaughters, Mrs. Dorothy Cook [Cock?] of Cottonwood, Mrs. Beatrice Russell of Red Bluff; two brothers, Robert Carpenter of Oroville; Ed Carpenter of Red Bluff; and three sisters, Mrs. Ruby Blackman of Chester; and Mrs. Jessie Thorpe of Woodland. She also has several grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: Mary’s husband was Charles Oliver Alford, youngest child of Robert Temple Alford and his second wife, America Williams.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Charles Oliver 1862 CA1, Robert Temple 1814 MS2, Julius 1785 NC3, Hudson 1760 NC4, James Lodwick 1749 NC5.

 

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MARY GABRIEL FOY ALFORD

Mother of Kathleen Mary Alford, AAFA #0644, Howard Anson Alford, Jr., AAFA #0971, Michael Foy Alford, AAFA #0972, Owen John Alford, AAFA #0973

 

VALLEY TIMES

Pleasanton, Alameda Co., CA—29 September 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

Mary G. Alford

April 18, 1923–Sept. 22, 1999

 

            Mary Alford, a homemaker, died in Livermore. She was 76.

            The native of San Francisco lived in Livermore for 37 years.

            Affiliations and hobbies: St. Michael’s Church in Livermore; reading, flower gardening, photography

            Military: Navy, World War II.

            Survivors: Daughter, Kathleen Alford of Tracy; sons, Howard Alford Jr. of South Lake Tahoe, Owen Alford of Tracy, Tom Alford of Livermore and Mike Alford of Los Angeles; and four grandchildren. Her husband, Howard, died in 1994.

            Services: Private. Arrangements by Wilson Family Funeral Chapel....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary G. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Livermore, Alameda Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Howard Anson Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            Mary and many of her children and grandchildren were present at the AAFA meeting in California in 1997.

 

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MARY HELEN HALFORD HINES

 

THE CHRONICLE

San Francisco, CA—Wednesday, 7 October 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Hines, Mary Helen Halford—A San Francisco resident for 66 years. Born 3-10-06 Auburn, IL died 10-4-98 in Santa Barbara, CA among family. Beloved wife of Robert Benjamin Hines (deceased) for 67 years; adored mother of Robert Benjamin Hines, Jr. (deceased) and Linda Ann Hines; nurturing grandmother to Mary Ruth and Erin Kathleen McKeown. She wore stars in her crown, she was magnificent.

            Friends are invited to attend her services on Friday, October 9th at 12:30pm at Noble Chapel, Cypress Lawn Cemetery, Colma, CA....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary H. Hines (SS# issued in CA), last residence Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Co., CA.

 

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MARY IOLA O’LOUGHLIN ALVORD

 

Benjamin and Iola Alvord

From their son-in-law Jack Breglio – used with permission

 

AUBURN JOURNAL

Auburn, Placer Co., CA—28 May 2007

 

11/11/1908 - 5/22/2007

 

            Mary Iola Alvord passed on May 22, at the age of 98, she was born in Mt. Vernon, Wash.

            She married Benjamin Alvord on November 28, 1930, in Nooksack [Whatcom Co.], Wash. Mary worked as a book store clerk at Cal State University in San Jose. She was a rock hound, loved gardening and bingo.

            She is survived by daughters: Barbara White (Jack), Jeannette Breglio (Jack), seven granddaughters, two grandsons, seven great-granddaughters, ten great grandsons, two great-great granddaughters and three great-great grandsons.

            She is preceded in death by Benjamin Alvord, her husband, on July 5, 2003.

            Services are planned for Thursday, May 31, at 2 p.m., at New Elm Ridge Cemetery, Grass Valley. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to your favorite charity.

FAG photo requested 12/22/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Iola Alvord (SS# issued in CA) was born 11 Nov 1908, last residence Auburn, Placer Co., CA.

            From Jack Breglio: Iola, as she was called, was the daughter of Guy Hugh O’Loughlin and Olive Pearl Bates.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Benjamin Franklin 1907 OR1, Carl Stewart 1878 KS2, William Nelson 1849 KS3, Nelson 1813 NY4, Joel 1779 CT5, Bela 1741 CT6, Aaron 1713 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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MARY JOYCE WALDRON ALFORD

 

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Bakersfield, Kern Co., CA—8 October 2004

 

June 13, 1933 - October 6, 2004

 

            Graveside services will be held Saturday, October 9, 2004, 10:00 a.m., at Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary. Pastor John May officiating.

            Mary Alford, age 71, was born in Council Hill, Oklahoma and moved to Bakersfield at the age of 7.

            Mary was a people person and she loved people. Mary was employed by Carlson Development for 27 years and was Resident Manager of Jasmine Gardens Apts. for 22 years.

            She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Bill; son, Wendell Alford and daughter-in-law, Brenda Alford; daughter, Devie Blackmon, and husband, Joe Blackmon; one grandson; sister, Edith Baker of Tulare; brother, Robert Waldron and wife, Joyce of Bullhead City, Arizona. Several nieces and nephews and cherished family friend, Alice Cleveland.

            Mary had a great love for God, so I know she will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

            Visitation will be held Friday, October 8, from 4-8 p.m., at Mish Funeral Home....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary J. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Bakersfield, Kern Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of her husband, William Boyd Alford; and her son Wendell Corey Alford in this compilation.

 

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MARY LEE HUBBARD JOHNSON ALFRED

 

PRESS DEMOCRAT

Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., CA—31 December 2010

 

            Mary Lee Alfred of Rohnert Park, passed away on December 16, 2010 at the age of 79. Preceded in death by her beloved husband William Jerome Alfred and daughter Robin Anslow.

            Survived by her sons: Zane S. Johnson and Darryl M. Johnson; daughters: Lori A. Johnson and Erin M. Alfred. Grand daughters: Tara Anslow and Holly Anslow; and great grandchild Kaleigh Asbridge.

            Mary graduated from Hartnell College, class of 1949 in Salinas, Ca. and was a Senior member of the American Society of Appraisers. She loved music, playing piano and organ. Most of all she loved to get together and have fun with her family and friends. Mary was a inspiration because of her positive attitude towards life, generous heart and willingness to help others.

            Burial will be at Cypress Hill Memorial Park, 430 Magnolia Ave, Petaluma, CA 94952 on Friday, January 7, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Memorial Service will be at Faith Community Church 7352 Boris Court, Rohnert Park, CA 94928 on Friday, January 7, 2010 at: 2:30 p.m. A celebration of her life to follow after the Memorial Service.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary Lee Alfred (SS# issued in CA) was born 15 Aug 1931, last residence Rohnert Park, Sonoma Co., CA.

            CA Births lists her children, Darryl Milan Johnson, Zane Scott Johnson, Lori A. Johnson, and Erin M. Alfred, mother’s maiden name Hubbard.

 

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MAURICE MELVIN ALFORD

 

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PARADISE POST

Paradise, Butte Co., CA—_____ April 1999

 

            A memorial service for Maurice Melvin Alford, 80, of Paradise, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Congregational Church. Burial will follow at Gridley Biggs Cemetery. He died Tuesday, April 13, 1999, at an Oroville hospital.

            Alford was born June 23, 1918, in Louisburg, MO, and was owner-operator of a Shell Station for 31 years in San Jose, CA. He enjoyed Golf, gardening and oil painting. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren and his great-grandchild.

            He is survived by his wife, Ruth of Paradise; a sister, Jewell Wise of Montana; and three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Maurice M. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Paradise, Butte Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Ruth Fugate Alford; and his son James Voin Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Maurice Melvin 1918 MO1, Melvin M. 1887 MO2, Matthew 1854 TN3, John M. 1821 TN4, John 1786 NC5.

 

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MAYE. F. ALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—19 March 1940

 

            The funeral services of Mrs. Maye Alford will be held today at 2 p.m. from the chapel of W.A. Brown, 1815 South Flower street.

 

AAFA NOTES: CA Deaths lists Maye F. Alford, born 30 Aug 1886 in IL, died 17 March 1940 in Los Angeles Co., CA.

 

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MELBA V. KELLY ALFORD

[Melba died in CA, but we are also including her obituary in Washington Obituaries because she also lived there.]

 

THE COLUMBIAN

Vancouver, Clark Co., WA—Monday, 14 April 1997

 

            Melba V. Alford, who lived in California and Vancouver, died April 7, 1997, in Palm Springs, Calif., where she spent winters. She was 69.

            Mrs. Alford was born Oct. 24, 1927, in Scio [Linn Co.], Ore., and moved to Vancouver 45 years ago. She retired as a bookkeeper at Clark County District Court in 1987. She loved the desert and refinishing furniture.

            Survivors include one daughter, Nancy Liedtke of Aberdeen; two sons, Scott of Camas and Bob of Ridgefield; three sisters, Donna Williams of Boise, Idaho, Dorma Bell of the Tri-Cities, Wash., and Shirley Mittleider of Nehalem, Ore.; and seven grandchildren.

            There will be a open house gathering in her memory from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in the recreation center at 5717-A N.E. Hazel Dell Ave.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 371, Vancouver, WA 98666.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Melba V. Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Vancouver, Clark Co., WA.

            We included the obituary of her husband’s second wife, Jean Clare Morris Dickson Alford; and his brother Robert Dudley Alford in Oregon Obituaries. We included the obituary of her husband’s mother, Ovelyn I. Dudley Alford, in Washington Obituaries.

            Melba and her 3 sisters are listed on the 1930 census, South Scio, Linn Co., OR, with their parents Russell and Zilpha M. Kelly.

            Melba Kelly married Lowell Alford on 27 Feb 1949 in Umatilla Co., OR [Oregon, Marriage Indexes, 1906-1924, 1946-2008 (Ancestry.com)]. They apparently were divorced.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her husband’s lineage: Lowell L. 1925/26 OR1, Lowell Constantine 1898 WA2, Julian George 1863 IA3, Henry Constantine 1828 NY4, Clark Baker 1803 VT5, Ashley Owen 1770 VT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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MELISSA MERLE HAMMOND HALLFORD

 

NAPA VALLEY REGISTER

Napa, Napa Co., CA—Thursday, 6 May 2004

 

            Melissa Merle Hallford, age 73, went to meet her Lord on Monday, May 3, 2004.

            She was born Sept. 9, 1930, in Sacramento, to Amos and Ruth Hammond. She graduated from high school, in Sacramento, Feb. 4, 1944.

            She met James E. Hallford at “The Lighthouse” chapel in Sacramento. They were united in marriage, Sept. 22, 1948, and moved to Napa shortly after.

            She is survived by her loving husband, James E. Hallford of Napa; sister Wanda Sease of Roseville; son Richard Hallford and wife Evelyn of Littleton, Colo.; daughter Ruth Dougherty and husband Roger of American Canyon; son Daryl Hallford and wife Kari, daughter Sharon Fata and husband Richard, son Rodger Hallford and wife Gail, all of Napa. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Lisa, Brian, Anthony, Daven, Richard, Ryan and Melissa, and three great-grandchildren.

            After she raised her children, she was an Avon rep for many years. She went to work for Mervyn’s department store for seven years, but her favorite job was being mother and grandmother. She loved to crochet, fish, cook, write poems, flower gardening, shopping, attending garage sales and decorating for special events.

            She was a founding member of the United Pentecostal Church (New Life Tabernacle) of Napa. She will be dearly missed.

            Friends are invited to attend the service Friday, May 7, 2004 at 2 p.m. at New Life Tabernacle, 2625 First Street, Napa. Interment at Tulocay Cemetery. Visitation will be today from 4 to 8 p.m. at Treadway & Wigger Funeral Chapel, 623 Coombs St., Napa.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Melissa M. Hallford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Napa, Napa Co., CA.

 

 

 

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MICHAEL AARON ALFORD

Uncle of Jeffery Richard Alford, AAFA #1319

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Tuesday, 19 July 1988

 

            Alford, Michael Aaron, Born August 21, 1934 in La Jolla, Calif. Passed away July 16, 1988 in El Centro. Husand of Sandra Alford. Father of Thomas and Patricia, of El Cajon, Tim and Tony of El Centro. Son of Irene Alford of El Centro. Brother of Richard and Tom Alford.

            He was a sales representative for 35 years for Bohemia Distributors, 15 years in San Diego.

            Rosary Wed. 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Church, El Centro. Church service Thurs. 9:30 a.m. at St. Peter and Paul Episcopal Church. Interment to follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery. Hems Brothers Mortuary of El Centro in charge of services.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Michael Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence El Centro, Imperial Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Sandra Jo Betchel Alford; and children Anthony Joseph “Tony” Alford, Patricia Irene Alford Duron, and Thomas Aaron Alford in this compilation.

            CA Births lists Michael Aaron Alford born 21 Aug 1934 in San Diego Co., mother’s maiden name Bogue.

            CA Marriages lists Michael A. Alford, age 29, married Sandra J. Betchel, age 29, in Imperial Co. on 20 March 1964.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy Known Descendants of Lodwick Alford and Judith Jackson.

            His lineage lineage: Michael Aaron 1934 CA1, Aaron Leon 1913 TX2, Thomas Zachary 1886 TX3, Zachariah/Zachary Taylor 1850 GA4, James Andrew Jackson 1814 GA5, Lodwick 1775 NC6.

 

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MICHAEL H. ALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—25 January 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

Michael Alford; Travel Club Innovator

 

            Michael Alford, who took people out of their complacency and sent them off to see the world with his innovative low-budget Unitours Club Universe, has died. He was 78 Alford, who built a two-man operation into one of the world’s largest travel organizations and helped fuel explosive growth in worldwide travel, died Jan. 16 in Laguna Niguel, where he lived.

            In 1958, shortly after his arrival from Europe, Alford set out to create, cajole and capture the as yet untapped low-budget travel market. By the time he sold the Los Angeles company 20 years later, he had sent 1 million travelers to Europe, Hawaii, the Orient, Africa, South America, Mexico and the South Pacific, and had done it economically.

            He also had helped those regions develop affordable hotels and other travel businesses to serve the travelers he sent. “Besides being a super salesman, Alford is a master showman,” The Times’ former travel editor, Jerry HULSE, wrote in 1976. “His operation is successful for a couple reasons: volume sales and a low profit margin.”

            Before jets became popular, Alford chartered propeller-driven Lockheed Constellations, DC-6s and Boeing Stratocruisers to ferry people 13 hours to New York, and another 14 hours from there to Europe. When the going rate for independent travel to Europe was $2000, Alford booked 30 day tours for $800. He unabashedly proclaimed his tours “the biggest bargain in travel” and nobody argued.

            After he got crowds lining up for Europe, he began persuading people to go to Hawaii in 1960. A couple of years later, he became the first to charter planes to Tahiti. Then he pioneered cheap cruises to Mexico, luring other travel companies to jump on his bandwagon.

            Because restrictions governing charters required those flying together to belong to some club or organization or have an official “affinity,” Alford created Club Universe, a club whose members had no common interest or purpose other than travel. He charged modest dues, initially $5, and in turn delivered newsletters touting available tours.

            Born in Germany and educated in England, Alford was a British saboteur during World War II, parachuting into Germany to blow up factories, destroy railroads and the like. After the war, he worked as a European tour guide and huckster.

            With that experience, he started his shoestring American travel enterprise with $1000. Initially, he touted travel during lunch hours to employees of large operations from Douglas Aircraft Co. to the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.

            By the 1970s, he was producing lavish stage extravaganzas at such venues as the Greek Theater and Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, featuring Polynesian dancers from Hawaii and Tahiti and Kabuki stars from Japan. He also took the shows on the road to 25 American cities. Free, they ended with invitations to sign up for tours.

            Alford phased out the stage shows in 1975 in favor of cable television specials. Travel films remained available along with brochures at his Unitours/Club Universe offices.

            He became a popular speaker and consultant in the travel industry, and served as president of two travel organizers’ associations.

            Alford is survived by his wife, Diane; three children, Stephen, Jeff and Kim, and three grandchildren.

            A memorial service is scheduled at 11 am Saturday at South Shores Church, 32712 Crown Valley Parkway, Monarch Beach, CA. The family has asked that any donations be made to the Michael Alford World Travel Education Fund, 30811 Concord Lane, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Michael H. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 26 Apr 1921, last residence Laguna Niguel, Orange Co., CA.

 

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MICHAEL LYNN ALFORD

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—4 January 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Michael Lynn, Born September 21, 1959 passed away December 30, 2003 from brain cancer with his loving family by his side. Michael was raised in Rocklin, CA before joining the U.S. Navy and traveling the world and living in Japan for 10 years. Michael was a free spirit that lived life in his own way. We will all miss him, and carry him in our hearts forever.

            Michael leaves to celebrate his life and cherish his memory: his devoted mother LaVerne Lynch Roenspie; Stepfather Jack Roenspie; Father Bill Alford; Sisters, Debbie Brewer, Joy Pietrek, Guen Ditmars; Brothers, Wayne Alford, Wes Alford, Dale Lynch, Erick Lynch. Michael also leaves many brother and sisters in-law; as well as a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends who will remember him fondly and with love.

            Michael was preceded in death by his stepfather of 23 years Wendel Lynch. Also by his side at the end Sue Rademacher, who we thank along with her family for caring for our mother and helping us through this time of our loss.

            There will be a graveside gathering to celebrate his life on January 12, 2003 at 11:00 A.M. at Rocklin Cemetery in Rocklin, CA. A get together will be held after graveside services at Sue Rademacher’s home in Rocklin. All family and friends are invited to attend. Remembrance or donation can be made to the CMF Vacaville Hospice unit in Vacaville, CA.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Michael L. Alford (SS# issued in CA) but list his birth date as 22 Sept 1959, last residence not listed.

            CA Births list Michael L. Alford, born 22 Sept 1959 in Santa Clara Co., mother’s maiden name Barnes.

 

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MILDRED C. HALFORD

 

THE RECORD

Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA—Thursday, 19 October 2006

                                    

Nov. 28, 1930 - October 18, 2006

 

            Mildred C. Halford, passed away on Wed., Oct. 18, 2006 at the age of 75. Services will be held on Fri., Oct. 20, 2006 at Wallace-Martin Funeral Home located at 520 N. Sutter St., Stockton. Committal at Cherokee Memorial Park.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mildred Halford (SS# issued in CA) was born 28 Nov 1930, last residence Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA.

 

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MILDRED CHARLETTE ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Red Bluff, Tehama Co., CA—Friday, 9 November 2012

 

            Mildred Charlette Alford died Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, at her residence in Red Bluff. She was 74.

            Red Bluff Simple Cremations & Burial Service is handling the arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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MILTON CARROLL ALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—20 March 1973

 

            Alford, Milton Carroll, of Hermosa Beach, passed away March 18, 1973.

            Funeral service 1 p.m., Wednesday, at Niland Mortuary, Torrance. Private interment.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Milton Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 31 March 1898 (died _____ March 1973), last residence Hermosa Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his father, Harvey Carroll Alford, in this compilation.

            CA Deaths lists Milton C. Alford, died 18 March 1973 in Los Angeles Co., born 31 March 1898 in MO.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Milton Clark 1871 IL1, Harvey Carroll 1868 IL2, Clark Baker 1839 NY3, Ruel 1801 VT4, Ashley Owen 1770 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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MILTON CLARK ALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—6 June 1967

 

            Alford, Milton C., beloved husband of Mrs. Ethel D. Alford, uncle of Mr. & Mrs. Milton Carroll Alford.

            Service 3 p.m. Wednesday, Little Church of the Flowers, Forest Lawn-Glendale. Forest Lawn Mortuary.

 

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Photo from Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Long Beach), Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Carolyn (Schmidt) Alves

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Ethel L. Davenport Alford; his father, Clark Baker Alford; and his brother Harvey Carroll Alford in this compilation.

            Milton Clark Alford was the son Clark Baker Alford and Lucinda Carroll. He died 4 June 1967. For more information about this family, see Clark Baker Alford, M.D. [from George W. Kingsbury, History of Dakota Territory, Vol. IV (Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1915), p. 176].

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Milton Clark 1871 IL1, Clark Baker 1839 NY2, Ruel 1801 VT3, Ashley Owen 1770 VT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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MORRIS HALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—Saturday, 5 August 2006

 

            Halford, Morris (Sept. 4, 1917- August 3, 2006) Preceded in death by his beloved sister and brother-in-law, Bertha and Erwin Tarsky. Survived by his adoring niece and nephew, Dr. Benita Young and Dr. Fred (Karin) Tarsky, and cherished great-uncle to Alisa and Lindsey Young.

            A graduate of UCLA and USC, Morris served as a teacher, orchestra conductor, and Head Counselor at John Marshall High School for many years. In his younger days, he was also an accomplished concert violinist and pianist. A truly, witty, intelligent, generous and caring gentleman, Morrie will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him. He will remain in our hearts forever.

            Services will be held at Hillside Memorial Park on Monday, August 7 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to The Jewish Federation or the charity of your choice.

 

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Photo from Hillside Memorial Park, Culver City, Los Angeles Co., CA,—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jayne Osborne

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Morris Halford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his sister Bertha “Bert” Halford Tarsky in this compilation.

            From U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938–1947 (Ancestry.com): Morris Halford, born 1917 in MI, enlisted on 5 March 1943 in Los Angeles, CA. Education post-graduate, marital status, single, with dependents.

            In 1920, Detroit, Wayne Co., MI, Morris Halford, age 2-2/12 b. Detroit, is living with his parents, Benj. Halford 34 b. Russia (Jewish), and Anna Halford 30 b. Russia (Jewish), and his sister Bertha Halford 4-6/12 b. Detroit, and 3 boarders. Benj. and Anna immigrated in 1907.

            On Benjamin Halford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 32, born 15 Feb 1886 in Russia. He is a painter at Packard Motor Car Co., living in Detroit, Wayne Co., MI. His nearest relative is Mrs. Annie Halford of the same address.

            His HALFORD lineage: Morris 1917 MI1, Benjamin 1886 Russia2.

 

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MOSES “STEPHAN” ALFRED, JR.

 

OAKLAND TRIBUNE

Oakland, Alameda Co., CA—Thursday, 10 November 2005

 

            Moses “Stephan” Alfred—Born in San Francisco on October 16, 1948 and passed away after a long illness in Berkeley on November 7, 2005. Stephan served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. A longtime resident of Oakland, he worked in the health care field until his illness made that impossible. He was well-known and much-loved among many in the East Bay for his fund-raising efforts for many charitable causes.

            He is survived by his mother Lucy Marbury and stepfather Willie Marbury of Oakland, brother Lawrence Alfred and nephew Lawrence Alfred II of Berkeley, nieces Shannon Alfred and Paulette Alfred of Texas, aunts, many cousins, and his longtime partner, Jeffery Jackl, with whom he lived in Oakland.

            Visitation will be on Friday, November 11, 2005 from 5-7 P.M. with a quiet hour from 7-8 P.M. at the Colonial Chapel, 2626 High St., Oakland. Funeral services are at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, November 12, 2005 at St. Cuthbert’s Episcopal Church,... Oakland.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Moses Alfred Jr. (SS# issued in CA), last residence Oakland, Alameda Co., CA.

            SSDI records list his probable father, Moses Alfred (SS# issued in TX), born 16 March 1926 and died _____ Feb 1986, last residence San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA.

            CA Deaths lists Moses Alfred, born 16 March 1926 in LA, died 6 Feb 1986 in alameda Co., mother’s maiden name Brady.

            In 1930, Harris Co., TX, Moses Alfred, age 4, is the youngest of 9 children of Henry Alford, widowed age 46. All and their parents were born in LA. This is an African-American family.

            His ALFRED lineage: Moses 1948 CA1, Moses 1926 LA2, Henry 1884 LA3.

 

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MYRNA CAMPBELL WEAVER ALVORD

 

[Although she died in WA, we are also publishing her obituary here because of her close ties to CA.]

 

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE

Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—21 September 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

HEMET—Services for Myrna Campbell Alvord, formerly of Hemet will be at 1 p.m. today at McWane Family Funeral Home in Hemet. She died Wednesday at Evergreen Medical Center in Kirkland Wash. The cause of death is undetermined pending a doctor’s report. She was 60....

            Burial will be in San Jacinto Valley Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alvord, who was born in Chicago, lived in Hemet more than 30 years before moving to Bothell Wash, one year ago. She was a sales clerk at Thrifty Drug Store in Hemet for 20 years. She graduated from Hemet High School in 1955

            Mrs. Alvord was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for six years.

            She enjoyed cooking, crocheting and arts and crafts.

            Mrs. Alvord is survived by her husband, Rod; a daughter, Teri Crider of Everett, Wash; a son Duane Russell of Long Beach, eight grandchildren, a sister Molly Smith of Longansport Ind; and a brother Jeff Weaver of San Jose.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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NAOMI LILLIAN CRAFTON HALFORD

 

THE RECORD

Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA—Thursday, 11 June 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Naomi Lillian Halford, 79, of Modesto died Friday [June 5] in a convalescent hospital. Mrs. Halford was born in Sara, Okla. She lived in Tracy for 70 years before moving to Modesto three years ago. Mrs. Halford was a press operator for B&B laundry for eight years.

            Survivors: sons, Russell Halford of Stockton and Glen Halford of Florida; brother, Marvin Crafton of Oklahoma: four grand-children and six great-grandchildren.

            Services: graveside, 10 a.m. Friday Tracy Public Cemetery, 600 E. Schulte Road. Mortuary: Hotchkiss Mortuary. Memorials: Alzheimer’s Treatment and Research, 640 Jackson St. St. Paul, MN 55101-2595.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Naomi L. Halford (SS# issued in CA) was born 5 Nov 1918, last residence Lady Lake, Lake Co., FL [?—possibly her son Glen’s residence].

            See the obituary of her son Russell Halford in this compilation.

            From CA Marriages: She is probably the Naomi L. Crafton, age 64, who married Lloyd R. Kirchgatter on 17 June 1983 in San Joaquin Co.

 

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NOLA MAY NELSON ALFORD

 

THE TRIBUNE

San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo Co., CA—Tuesday, 22 December 2009

 

            Nola May passed away Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, with her family and friends by her side. She was born to Gertrude and Henry Nelson of Smith Center, Kan., in July 1911, the third of five children Floyd Nelson, Boyd Nelson, Ann Nelson Richardson and Marion Nelson. They lived in a small house on the prairie.

            Gertrude passed away when the children were ages two, four, six, eight and ten, so family members took the children—each going to an aunt and uncle. In later years, all five children came back together.

            Nola went with Uncle Billy and Aunt Minnie, and they lived in Ouary and Montrose, Colo., and were cooks for the miners. She grew up enjoying hiking the mountains and creeks. Under Aunt Minnie’s care, she graduated from Montrose High School and attended business college.

            She played in the Sweet Adeline band and played the piano at the local silent movie theater and performed “Yes Sir, That’s My Baby” over and over again.

            When Aunt Minnie and Uncle Billy moved to Long Beach, Calif., Nola followed only to be welcomed by one of the biggest earthquakes the city had ever seen.

            While attending the “Colorado State Picnic” in Long Beach, Nola became reacquainted with Ray Alford, whom she had met earlier in Montrose—they were surprised to see each other again.

            Ray showed Nola around the Long Beach area. She said “I saw the mountains and the ocean all in one day!” They were married on Aug. 10, 1934, with Uncle Billy and Aunt Minnie as well as Aunt Bess and Uncle George Alford as witnesses.

            They resided in Long Beach and the Alford Family purchased the A &A Market in Long Beach, where Nola did the bookkeeping. They sold the market after several years. Nola sought and gained employment with California Fish and Game as a secretary. She went on to work for the California DMV until she retired.

            In 1967, Ray and Nola moved to Hesperia, Calif. There they enjoyed many years of happiness riding their horse, Danny, and spending time with their E.T.I. friends, neighbors and family. After Ray passed in January 1993, Nola moved to Santa Barbara, Calif.

            In 1997, she moved to Paso Robles with her daughter and son-in-law, Leah and Jim Cushman, and resided at Creston Village. She enjoyed the Kitchen Band, Out To Lunch Bunch, Bingo and trips to Laughlin, Nev., with her daughter, Leah, and lifelong friend, Shirley.

            With music being such a large part of her life, she enjoyed trips to Santa Barbara to see the Civic Light Opera, and dinner out with her family as well as her evenings out for Mexican food, complete with margaritas.

            In July 2007 Nola suffered a stroke and required 24 hour care. She once more found a perfect place for love, care and comfort. Our thanks to Vista View and their wonderful staff Yvonne, Sandra, Veronica, Rene, Arianna, Mark, Courtney and Dr. McCowin for your wise and gentle care. Dr. Colton was Nola ‘s physician through all her years in Paso Robles. She loved her visits with him, his nurse and secretaries. She said just going to see them all made her feel better. Special thanks to Hospice staff Dawn and Gloria.

            Nola is survived by her two daughters, Leah (Jim) Cushman of Paso Robles and Ginger Miller of Lucerne Valley, Calif.; grandchildren Les (Lisa) Cushman, Neil (Katy) Cushman, Lee (Katie) Cushman, Dave (Linda) Ameigh of Santa Barbara, Darrin (Michelle) Amiegh of Oregon and Amanda (Bruce) Rosemeir of Lucerne Valley; 20 great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren; and nephew, Bill NcNary of Arizona. She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray; and granddaughter, DeAnn Reynolds.

            A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, 2010, at Desert View Memorial Park, 11500 Amargosa Road in Victorville, Calif. (760) 949-0326.

            There will be a celebration of life at a later date in Paso Robles.

            In lieu of flowers, donations in Nola ‘s name may be made to Hospice Partners of the Central Coast, 277 South St. Ste. R, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, or Make a Wish Foundation of the Tri-Counties, 4222 Market St. No. D, Ventura, CA 93003, or a charity of your choice.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nola May Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 6 July 1911, last residence Paso Robles, San Luis Obispo Co., CA.

            CA Deaths lists Hobart Ray Alford, born 29 Dec 1908 in IN, mother’s maiden name Weathers, and died 30 Jan 1993 in San Bernardino Co., CA.

 

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NORA MAE MACK ALFORD HUNTER

 

AUBURN JOURNAL

Auburn, Placer Co., CA—23 October 2007

 

3/15/1925 - 10/20/2007

 

            Nora Mae Hunter passed away October 20, 2007 at the age of 83. Nora was born on March 15, 1925, in Hope, Ark.

            She is survived by daughter Jo Ann; grandchildren Keith and Amanda; five great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, family and friends.

            There will be a viewing Tuesday, October 23, 2007 from 1 - 3 p.m. at the Chapel of the Hills. Services are October 24, 2007 at 10 a.m. at the Foresthill Memorial Hall. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Foresthill Fire Protection Dist., P.O Box 1099, Foresthill, Calif., 95631.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Nora Mae Hunter (SS# issued in AR), last residence Foresthill, Placer Co., CA.

            Nora’s first husband was Fletcher Bell Alford, born 15 Oct 1916 in AR and died 19 Sept 1983 in Placer Co., CA [CA Deaths]. They were divorced in July 1970 in Placer Co., CA [CA Divorce Index, 1966–1984 (Ancestry.com)].

            Nora’s second husband was Virgil John Hunter, born 27 June 1923 and died 12 Oct 1994. He is buried in Novesta Township Cemetery, Cass City, Tuscola Co., MI, but he died in Vallejo, Solano Co., CA [SSDI].

            Fletcher married (2) Vera L. Price on 15 Aug 1971 in Reno, Washoe Co., NV [Nevada Marriage Index, 1956–2005 (Ancestry.com)]. She is probably the Vera L. Alford who died 27 May 2001 in Palm Springs, Riverside Co., CA, born 7 March 1915 [SSDI]. Vera Lou Alford, with dates matching the SSDI record, is buried in New Auburn Cemetery, Auburn, Placer Co., CA, but Fletcher does not have a memorial recorded there [FindAGrave.com].

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            Her first husband’s lineage: Fletcher Bell 1916 AR1, Joseph Riley 1874 AR2, Joseph David 1842 AR3, David Winston 1823 AL4, David 1785 VA5, Robert 1760 England6.

 

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ODESSA V. ALFORD

 

[Odessa died in CA, but we are also publishing her obituary with New Jersey Obituaries because of her close ties there.]

 

THE PRESS

Atlantic City, Atlantic Co., NJ—Saturday, 27 April 1996

 

            Odessa Alford, 97, of Hemet, Calif., and formerly of Atlantic City, died April 19 at Hemet Valley Hospital in Hemet.

            Miss Alford was a domestic helper for area families.

            She was an Atlantic City resident for 70 years before moving to California recently.

            There are no immediate survivors.

            Burial was private and under the direction of the Miller-Jones mortuary, Sun City, Calif.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Odessa Alford (SS# issued in NJ) was born 13 Jan 1899, last residence Hemet, Riverside Co., NJ.

            California Death Index, 1940–1997 (Ancestry.com) lists Odessa V. Alford’s birthplace as Georgia and her mother’s maiden name as Vaughn.

 

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OLGA MAE ALFORD PLETT

 

REEDLEY EXPONENT

Reedley, Fresno Co, CA—Thursday, 11 March 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Olga Plett, 89, who lived in Reedley from 1964 to 1995, died March 3, 1999 in San Diego.

            Olga Mae Alford was born in Mississippi on Oct. 6, 1909. She married Carl J. Plett in Oklahoma in 1939 and lived in Texas and Bakersfield before coming to Reedley.

            Mrs. Plett was very active in children’s work, choir, and missions in the First Southern Baptist Church of Reedley, and the Southern Baptist churches in Bakersfield, Texas and Oklahoma where she had been a member.

            Mrs. Plett’s husband, Carl, died in July 1988 in Reedley. Six brothers, one sister, and one granddaughter, Suzanne, also preceded her in death. Surviving is a sister, Pauline Cook of Ardmore, Okla.; two sons, Carl and wife Melanie in Chula Vista, Gary and wife Betty of Elk Grove; four grandchildren, Tony and Philip in the San Diego area, Debbie and husband Mark Chelin of Colorado and Brian in San Leandro; three great-grandchildren, Danielle, Nicholas and Aubrianna of Colorado; and two sisters-in-law, Helen Plett and Linda Plett both of Reedley.

            Funeral services will be held Friday, March 12 at the First Southern Baptist Church.... Viewing will be held at Cairns Funeral Home today.... Burial will be held at Reedley Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Olga A. Plett (SS# issued in OK), last residence San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

            In 1909, Lafayette Co., MS, Olga May Alfred, age 6/12 b. MS, is the youngest of 7 children of Frank Alfred, 33, and his wife Mollie 32. All and their parents were born in MS.

            On John Franklin Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 43, a farmer living in Abbeville, Lafayette Co., MS. He was born 4 March 1875, and he names Mollie Alford, same address, as his nearest relative. He signed his name John Frank Alford.

 

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OLLIE JESSIE RYTHER ALFORD

 

From Phyllis E. Mears, Macon County Missouri Obituaries 1904–1920, (Decorah, IA: The Anundsen Publishing Co., n.d.), Book 3, p. 332.

 

DAILY CHRONICLE HERALD

Macon, Macon Co., MO—_____ April 1919

 

            Mrs. Orrin Alford, 36, died in Los Angeles, Calif. 9 April 1919. Ollie J. Ryther was born at Ten Mile, Macon county, Mo. 30 June 1882 and was married to Orrin D. Alford 11 April 1900, and to this union two children were born, Alta and Nello.

            She was formerly a resident of Macon and Adair county, Missouri. She leaves her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Alta Black and one son, Nello Alford, two sisters, Mrs. W.D. Dennis of Clarence, Mo. and Mrs. Vina McDaniel of Ten Mile, Mo. and two brothers, Carlos E. Ryther of Billings, Mont. and Emerson E. Ryther of St. Joseph, Mo. Funeral services at Ten Mile Baptist church and interment in adjoining cemetery beside her father and mother.

           

AAFA NOTES: CA Deaths lists Orrin Dayton Alford, born 7 Feb 1877 in MO and died 30 April 1951 in Alameda Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Olin.

            From Missouri Marriage Records, 1805–2002 (Ancestry.com): Orrin D. Alford of Ten Mile, Macon Co., MO, married Ollie J. Ryther, also of Ten Mile, on 11 Apr 1900. James Ryther, father of Ollie, gave assent.

            From U.S. Veterans Cemeteries, (Ancestry.com): Orrin is buried in the Golden Gate National Cemetery because he served in the Spanish American War, his service dates in the U.S. Army being May 1898 to Feb 1899. He enlisted on 21 May 1898 in Macon, MO, was age 21, born Ottawa [?], MO [U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798–1898 (Ancestry.com)].

            In 1920, Craig, Moffat Co., CO, Orin Alford, 42 MO, is a plumber rooming with the John C. Davis family, listed as married.

            On Orrin Dayton Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 41, a plumber living in Craig, Moffat Co., CO. He was born 7 Feb 1877 and names Ollie Jessey Alford as his nearest relative.

            In 1910, Denver, Denver Co., CO, Orrin D. Alford, age 33 b. MO (parents b. NY), is living with his wife, Ollie J. 28 MO, and children, daughter Alta M. 8 MO, and son Nello A. 6 MO.

            In 1900, Ten Mile, Macon Co. MO: Hiram Alford, 70 b. Mar 1830 NY (m. 44 years); wife Fanny M., 64 b. Aug 1836 NY (5 children, 3 living); son Orin D. Alford, 23 b. Feb 1877 MO; and daughter-in-law Ollie L., 17 daughter-in-law b. June 1882 MO.

            On the 1885 Iowa State Census, Richland, Jasper Co., IA: Hiram D. Alford, age 54 b. NY, Merinda F. 46 NY, Charles C. 28 NY, and Orrin D. 8 MO.

            In 1880, Richland, Jasper Co., IA: H.D. Alford, 51 NY; wife Marinda 43 NY; and children: Charles 23 NY, Kittie 18 NY, Emma 13 IA, and Orrin 3 MO.

            In 1870, Union, Nodaway Co., MO: Hiram Alford, 40 NY, Marinda 33 NY, Charles 13 NY, Kittie, 7 NY, Emma 2 IA.

            In 1860, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence Co., NY: Hiram D. Alford, 29 NY, Marinda 22 NY; and Oscar 3/12 NY. Same dwelling, next family: William Alford 27 NY, Isabella 25 NY, and George 2 NY.

            In 1850, Madrid, St. Lawrence Co., NY: Arnold Alford 46, Melissa 31, Hiram D. 20, William B. 17, Cornelia E. 14, Louisa 11, Minerva J. 7, Mary M. 3, and Joseph W. Cotton 8. All were born in VT, noted with ditto marks from a previous family [sic—an apparent error].

            Her husband’s lineage: Orrin Dayton 1877 MO1, Hiram D. 1830 NY2, Arnold 1804 NY3.

 

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OPAL LEE ALFORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Tuesday, 7 June 2005

 

            Services for Opal Lee Alford, 74, of Fresno will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Cooley Community Chapel. Mrs. Alford, a homemaker, died Saturday. Visitation will be from noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday at the chapel. Arrangements are by Jesse E. Cooley Jr. Funeral Service.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Opal L. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 3 June 1931, last residence Fresno, Fresno Co., CA.

 

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OPAL YVONNE THOMPSON ALFORD

Mother of Darrell Vaughn Alford, AAFA #1417

 

Photo from her son Darrell Alford

 

THE CALIFORNIAN

Salinas, Monterey Co., CA—Saturday, 4 May 2002

 

            Yvonne T. Alford, 81, of Salinas, died Tuesday, April 30, 2002, at her home following a sudden illness.

            She was born Feb. 7, 1921, in West Linn, Ore., and lived in Salinas for 39 years. She was an avid golfer and enjoyed playing bridge with her friends.

            Memberships: Former member of Salinas Golf and Country Club.

            Survivors: Sons Michael Alford of West Linn [OR] and Darrell Alford of Westboro MA.; brother Darrell Thompson of Spokane WA. and one granddaughter.

            Services: Per her request, no services will be held. Cremation was held.

            Burial: Ashes will be placed in the Mt. View Cemetery in Oregon City , Ore.

            Memorials: Arthritis Foundation Northern California Chapter, 657 Mission St., Suite 603, San Francisco 94105.

            Arrangements: Struve and Laporte Funeral Home, 41 W. San Luis St., Salinas.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Yvonne T. Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Salinas, Monterey Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Willard Ellsworth “Bill” Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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ORVILLE TRENTON ALFORD

 

MODESTO BEE

Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA—Thursday, 28 December 1995

 

July 11, 1926–Dec. 24, 1995

 

            Orville Trenton “Big Al” Alford, 69, of Modesto died Sunday [December 24] at Memorial Medical Center.

            Mr. Alford was a native of Hinds County, Miss. He lived in Modesto 16 years. He was a salesman for 40 years.

            He is survived by his son, Frank Alford of New Orleans, La.; brothers, Francis Alford of Jackson, Miss. and Jimmy Donald Alford of California, Md.; and sisters, Doris E. Edwards of Oceanspring, Miss. and Mignon Louise Wylie of Jackson, Miss.

            A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday at Whitehurst Norton Chapel, Turlock. Burial and visitation are private.

 

In another article:

 

THE CLARION-LEDGER

Jackson, Hinds Co., MS—Saturday, 30 December 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1997

 

MODESTO [Stanislaus Co.], CA—Orville T. Alford, 69, a retired salesman, died of heart failure Sunday [December 24] at Memorial Medical Center.

            Memorial services were Friday at Whitehurst Norton Funeral Home in Turlock [Stanislaus Co., CA] with private burial to be at a later date in Mississippi.

            Mr. Alford was a Jackson, Miss., native and was reared in Jackson. His longtime friends, Jim and Vicky Jester of Turlock, helped care for him.

            Survivors include: son, Frank Allen Albrecht [??] of La Place, La.; brothers, Jimmy D. Alford of California, Md., and Francis R. Alford of Jackson; and sisters, Mignon L. Wiley of Jackson and Doris E. Edwards of Ocean Springs, Miss.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that O.T. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 11 July 1926, last residence Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA.

            We included the obituaries of his siblings Francis Ronnie Alford and Doris Elaine Alford Edwards in Mississippi Obituaries.

            Orville Trenton Alford was born in Hinds Co., MS, the son of Wiley Richard Alford and Marie Josephine Hutchins. He married 31 July 1952 to Frances L. Stephenson. He was the grandson of Warren Jefferson Alford and Eldora Jenny Noblin, who married 28 Dec 1883 in Hinds Co., MS. and the great-grandson of Warren Jefferson Alford and Sarah Elizabeth Garrett.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            His lineage: Orville Trenton 1926 MS1, Wiley Richard 1898 MS 2, Warren Jefferson 1863 MS3, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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OTIS ARLEN ALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—20 July 1942

 

REDONDO BEACH, July 19—Otis Alford, 52, a member of the Redondo Beach Police Department since 1934, early today died of an apparent heart attack on the stairway of a hotel during an alleged scuffle with Corp. Richard Chase, 23, police stated.

            The official, according to the police report, was attempting to evict Chase from the hotel, which Alford operated at 105 Emerald St. Chase summoned aid after Alford was stricken.

            Chase was questioned by police here and later was turned over to military authorities.

 

AAFA NOTES: CA Deaths lists Arlen Otis Alford, died 19 July 1942 in Los Angeles Co., born 31 July 1889 in TX. His birth year is probably 1884.

            On Arlen Otis Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 34, born 31 July 1884. He is a stock farmer living in Quay Co., NM, and names Ethel Alford as his nearest relative. He signed his name Otis Alford.

            AAFA records show him as Otis Arlen Alford, born 31 July 1884 in TX. His wife was Ethel Sims.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Haywood Alford and Elizabeth Marshall.

            His lineage: Otis Arlen 1884 TX1, Haywood 1848 AR2, William F. 1811 GA3, Haywood 1780 GA4.

 

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OTIS OSCAR ALFORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Thursday, 3 June 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Memorial services for Otis O. Alford, 87, of Tulare, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Woodlake. Mr. Alford, a farmer, died Sunday [May 30]. Visitation will be from 2 to 8 p.m. today at Miller Memorial Woodlake Chapel. Remembrances may be sent to First Presbyterian Church, Woodlake 93286.

 

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Photo from Woodlake District Cemetery, Woodlake, Tulare Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Judy Franks

Photo posted 17 May 2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Otis O. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 14 Sept 1905, last residence Tulare, Tulare Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Helen Margaret Pinneo Alford, in this compilation.

            CA Deaths lists Otis O. Alford, born 14 Sept 1905 in OK, died 30 May 1993 in Tulare Co., mother’s maiden name Burson.

            In 1910, Dill, Kiowa Co., OK, Oscar O. Alford, age 4 b. OK, is living with his parents, Archibald B. Alford 37 AL and Donie Alford 34 AL, and 6 brothers, all b. in OK. His parents had been married 15 years, first marriage for both, and Donie had 9 children, 7 living.

            In 1920, Elk, Washita Co., OK, Ottis Alford, age 14 b. OK, is living with his parents, Arch B. Alford 47 AL and Donia A. 44 Al, and 7 brothers, all b. in OK.

            In 1930, Whittier, Los Angeles Co., CA, Otis Oscar Alford, is living with his parents Archie B. Alford, 57 AL, and Donia Ann 54 AL, and 2 brothers, both b. in OK.

            Otis married Helen M. Pinneo, the daughter of Carlos Ernest Pinneo and Lizzie Belle Whitney. They had 5 children: Robert Ray Alford, Helen Esther Alford, Daniel Otis Alford, Elizabeth Jane Alford, and John Andrew Alford. [Descendants of James Gutridge Sr., by Richard M. Cochran]

            Several family trees on RootsWeb.com and Ancestry.com list Otis’s parents as Archie Bolden Alford and Donnie Ann Burson. In some Archie is listed as Archilus Bolden Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            His lineage: Otis Oscar 1905 OK, Archie Bolden 1871 AL, Travis Carter 1825 AL, Baldy 1784 NC, Isham 1755 NC.

 

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PATRICIA ANN ALFORD

 

LONG BEACH PRESS-TELEGRAM

Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA—26 August 2005

 

            Alford, Patricia A. (55). Private burial at sea. family was assisted by McKenzie Mortuary 3843 E. Anaheim St. (562) 961-9301.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Patricia A. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 22 Oct 1949 and died 24 Aug 2005, last residence Mission Viejo, Orange Co., CA.

            CA Births lists Patricia Ann Alford, born 22 Oct 1949 in Los Angeles Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Herman.

 

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PATRICIA IRENE ALFORD DURON

 

IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS

El Centro, Imperial Co., CA—Wednesday, 1 May 2013

 

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            Patricia Alford, 46, of El Centro passed away on Friday, May [sic: April] 26, 2013.

            Patricia was born to Mike and Sandy Alford on March 21, 1967 in El Centro, CA. She attended local schools in El Centro, including Central Union High School. She married Greg Duron on October 16, 1998 in Riverside CA. Her son Gregory Duron III was born on November 14, 1990. Patricia spent most of her life living in El Centro, but also resided in Yuma Arizona, Watsonville, CA and Denver Colorado. She was a loving person who enjoyed taking care of others including in her work as a Social Worker for the State of Arizona and as a school bus driver. Patty was known for her caring personality and her vivacious and bubbly spirit.

            She is survived by her son, Gregory Duron; brothers, Tim Alford and Tony Alford; sister-in-laws, Donna Alford and Shelly Alford.

            She was preceded in death by her mother and father, Mike and Sandy Alford; brothers, Tommy Alford and Troy Alford; husband, Gregory Duron.

            Services will be held at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in El Centro, CA at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2013.

            Please sign the guest book online at www.legacy.com/obituaries/ivpressonline

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Michael Aaron Alford and Sandra Jo Betchel Alford; and siblings Anthony Joseph “Tony” Alford and Patricia Irene Alford Duron in this compilation.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy Known Descendants of Lodwick Alford and Judith Jackson.

            Her lineage: Patricia Irene 1967 CA1, Michael Aaron 1934 CA2, Aaron Leon 1913 TX3, Thomas Zachary 1886 TX4, Zachariah/Zachary Taylor 1850 GA5, James Andrew Jackson 1814 GA6, Lodwick 1775 NC7.

 

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PATRICIA MARION BOURG ALFORD

 

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Patricia and her husband Leary Alford

Posted to her Find A Grave memorial by K. Alford, Patricia’s daughter

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—8 July 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998

 

            Alford, Patricia A., 66, passed away July 6, 1997. [On July 9, the newspaper printed a correction, giving the date as July 5.] She is survived by her husband Leary D. Alford; two sons Donald B. Alford and Duke W. Shari) Alford and daughter Kathryne N. Jim) Byrne. She also leaves a sister Gwen (Emmett) Guderian and 4 grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by one son Gary F. Alford.

            Funeral Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, 1997 El Camino Mortuary Chapel, 5600 Carroll Canyon Rd. with Visitation prior to the service. Entombment El Camino Mausoleum of the Bells. El Camino Mortuary 453-2121

 

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Photo from El Camino Memorial Park, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Heather Briseno

Note from photographer: This is on a memorial bench that sits in front of the crypts.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Patricia M. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 11 Apr 1931 and died 5 July 1997, last residence San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Leary Dawell “Duke” Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and son Gary Frank “Tex” Alford in this compilation.

            CA Deaths lists Patricia Marion Alford, born 11 Apr 1931 in LA, died 5 July 1997 in San Diego Co., father’s surname Bourg, mother’s maiden name Mitchell.

 

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PATRICIA MARIE ROHMA HALLFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY NEWS

Springfield, MO—Tuesday, 24 December 1985

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997, with MO obituaries

 

            Patricia M. Hallford, 65, Los Gatos, CA, died Dec. 21 in her home.

            She is the loving wife of Carl; devoted mother of Jeff and Greg Hallford, both of San Jose CA, and Sherry Gorham, Sacramento CA; beloved daughter of Ruth Rohma, Springfield; and dearest sister of Fred Rohma, Springfield. She is a native of Lost Springs [Marion Co.], KS.

            Private memorial services were held in Los Gatos. The body was cremated and the ashes scattered at sea off the coast of Maui.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the Arthritis Foundation. For further information, call Darling-Fischer Chapel of the Hills, Los Gatos CA, 408-354-7740.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            Patricia’s parents were William Clyde and Ruth Rohma of Springfield, MO.

            CA Deaths lists Patricia Marie Hallford, born 5 Sept 1920 in KS, died 20 Dec 1985 in Santa Clara Co., father’s surname Rohman, mother’s maiden name Green.

 

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PATRICIA SPENCER ALFORD

 

TAMPA TRIBUNE

Tampa, Hillsborough Co., FL—Thursday, 4 May 1995

 

            Patricia S. Alford, 68, of San Mateo, Calif., formerly of Tampa, died April 24 in San Mateo. She was a native of Chicago and member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority. She is survived her husband, L.E.; three daughters, Julie of San Mateo, Marianne of Los Angeles and Jeanne of Kona, Hawaii. Crosby-N Gray & Co., Burlingame, Calif.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Patricia S. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 17 March 1927, last residence San Mateo, San Mateo Co., CA.

            Her 3 daughters are listed in CA Births, which provided her maiden name.

 

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PATSY R. WINKFIELD ALFORD

 

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE

Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—Sunday, 26 December 2010

 

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            Patsy R. Alford 80 of Perris, CA, passed away on Dec. 8, 2010. She was an active resident of the Mead Valley community for over 45 years. She ran the Alford’s Ranch which sold fresh eggs to the community. Patsy retired from Perris High School where she served over 20 years. She enjoyed cooking and spending time with her dearest family and friends. Patsy will be missed immensely she has always been our family’s North Star. Our fondest memories and the joy of knowing she is now serving the Kingdom of God in Heaven will help to heal our grief.

            She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 47 years, Walter E. Alford. She leaves behind her five children; Jerold Alford, Jeffery Alford, Yolanda Arterberry, Phyllis Deason, Walter Alford Jr., grandchildren, great grandchildren, relatives and friends.

            Services will be held on Jan. 7th 2011, at Guiding Light Church, 21708 Byron St. Perris, CA at 11:00 am.

 

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Photo from Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sadie May

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Patsy R. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 13 Oct 1930, last residence Perris, Riverside Co., CA.

            From CA Marriages: Walter E. Alford married Patsy R. Winkfield on 6 June 1953 in Los Angeles Co., CA.

 

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PAUL DEUPREE ALVORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Thursday, 11 June 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

            Paul D. Alvord, a retired management consultant for San Diego Employers Association, died Tuesday [June 9] at his University Heights home of cancer. He was 67. Mr. Alvord, who was born in Ogden, Utah, came to San Diego when he was stationed in the Navy during World War II. He served in the Navy for eight years. He graduated from San Diego State University with a degree in business in 1959. His first job was with San Diego Employers Association. He later worked for two other local firms, returning to his first employer in 1970. He worked there until his retirement in 1988. He was a docent for the San Diego Maritime Museum for the past three years and was a member of the San Diego Zoological Society.

            Survivors include his wife, AnnaBelle; one daughter, Carol Braye of Poulsbo, Wash.; and two grandchildren.

            A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Central Christian Church....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Paul D. Alvord (SS# issued in CA) was born 21 June 1924, last residence San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

            CA Deaths lists Paul Deupree Alvord, born 21 July 1924 in UT, died 9 June 1992 in San Diego Co.

            His ALVORD lineage, from a family tree on Ancestry.com: Paul Deupree 1924 UT1, Irving Valentine 1887 UT2, Thaddeus Irvin 1860 UT3, Simeon Riley 1837 MI4, Thaddeus 1781 MA5.

 

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PAULA E. ALFORD

 

RECORD SEARCHLIGHT

Redding, Shasta Co., CA— Saturday, 2 January 1999

 

REDDING—Paula E. Alford, 88, of Redding died Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1998, at Redding Medical Center.

            No services will be conducted.

            Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding.

            Born April 30, 1910, in Samoa, she moved to Shasta County in 1985 from Bell.

            She was an assembler for Weiser Lock Co. in South Gate for 10 years.

            Survivors include sons Thomas of Redding and William of Vista [San Diego Co.]; daughters Paula Loveall of Pasadena and Helen Evans of Redding; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Paula E. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 30 Apr 1910, last residence Redding, Shasta Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her son William A. Alford in this compilation.

 

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PEARL AGNES CROUCH HALFORD BELL

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—23 January 2011

 

            Pearl Halford Bell—Pearl was born on April 27, 1924 in Kingsburg, Ca and passed away on Thursday January 13, 2011, at the age of 86. She attended school in Kingsburg where she played clarinet in the band and worked as an usher at the local theater. She worked as a medical transcriptionist in Fresno, Ca for over 30 years. No one could spell like Pearl! In 1998, after the passing of her husband Woody Bell, she became reacquainted with her junior high school friend Duane Wamsley. They enjoyed every minute of their “Golden Years.” Together they traveled the world, enjoyed fine food and the company of good friends.

            Pearl is survived by her daughter Pam Halford; son-in-law Steve Onderko; granddaughters Ashley Hart, Jennifer Hart, Christina Hart and Kaitlyn Onderko; very special friend Duane Wamsley; and the entire Wamsley family.

            Pearl did not believe in funerals and tears, so instead we will be celebrating her life with joy at the Stonebrook Clubhouse on Shaw at Armstrong in Clovis, on Saturday, January 29, 2011, at 3:00 p.m. Neptune Society of Central California 1154 W. Shaw, Fresno (559) 222-7764.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Pearl Agnes Halford Bell (SS# issued in CA), last residence Clovis, Fresno Co., CA.

            CA Births lists Pearl A. Crouch born 27 Apr 1924 in Fresno Co., mother’s maiden name Landell.

 

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PEARL VIRGINIA ALFORD WRIGHT

Great-Aunt of Edward Doyle Alford, AAFA #1031, and Jack Gordon Alford, AAFA #1273

                  

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Saturday, 28 July 1962

 

            Wright, Pearl V. Mother of Mrs. Pearl E. Straus, Miss Euda D., Byron A., Nolan J., Don R., and Clyde W. Wright. 2 sisters, 1 brother out of town, 8 grandchildren, and out of town 8 grandchildren.

            Private services were held Greenwood Mortuary. Entombment Greenwood Mausoleum.

 

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Photo from Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keith Westman

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Emma Watson Alford Mattingly and Gus Walden Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her mother, Laura Watson Conrad Alford; and brothers Allison Otto Alford and Lonnie Erwin Alford Sr. in Oklahoma Obituaries.

            Pearl was the daughter of John Hardin Alford and his second wife, Laura Watson.

            CA Deaths lists Pearl V. Wright, born 29 Sept 1880 in KY and died 25 July 1962 in San Diego Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Watson.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            Her lineage: Pearl Virginia 1880 KY1, John Hardin 1841 KY2, Joseph 1812 KY3, Achilles 1772 VA or NC4, John before 1750 VA?5.

 

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PHILIP EDWARD ALFORD

AAFA #0871

Father of Nell Jeannette Alford Lee Tejes, AAFA #0650

Brother of Andrew Franklin Alford, AAFA #0668

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—Sunday, 28 November 2010

 

 

            Alford, Philip Edward—Born March 5, 1926 in Anaheim, CA, passed away November 23, 2010 in Sacramento, CA with his loving family at his side.

            Philip is survived by his wife, Ina Nell Alford; daughter Jeanette Tejes and husband Greg; grandchildren Jessica Miller and husband Ruston, Amanda White and husband Jared, Joshua Tejes and wife Jenni, Hannah Mount and husband Ryan, and Benjamin Tejes; great-grandchildren Roderick, Jeressa, Samara, Chase, Melanie, and Esther; identical twin brother Frank Alford and wife Ruth; and sister Jeannine Megert.

            A WWII and Korean War veteran, Philip was a pilot in the U. S. Air Force, retiring as a Major after 21 years of service.

            Family and friends are invited to the visitation on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 between 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Harry A. Nauman & Son, 4041 Freeport Blvd., and the memorial service on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, 1:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 2100 J Street. Interment at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon private.

 

Jesse Ellis Alford with his children, Phil, Jeannine, and Frank

Photo from Dignity Memorial

 

Photo from Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, Solano Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, William Tatum

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Philip Edward Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his sister-in-law Barbara Jane Waite Alford in this compilation.

            Numerous photos of Philip and his family are posted at his Dignity Memorial.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Philip Edward 1926 CA1, Jesse Ellis 1898 MN2, Lewis Austin 1871 MN3, Alonzo 1842 NY4, Lewis 1814 VT5, Ashley Owen 1770 VT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1699 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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RALPH E. ALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—8 December 1926

 

            At 311 South Marengo avenue, Pasadena, December 6, 1926, Ralph E. Alford, aged 69 years.

            Funeral at 3 p.m. today at the chapel of Turner and Stevens Co., Marengo at Holly, Pasadena. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery [Glendale].

FAG photo requested 1/19/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of his brother Leon Pratt Alford in New York Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7. It includes a biography of his life in Connecticut.

            His lineage: Ralph E. 1857 CT1, Emerson 1825 VA2, Daniel M. 1796 CT3, Samuel 1770 CT4, Pelatiah 1739 CT5, Josiah 1696 CT6, Josiah 1649 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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RALPH HAROLD ALFRED

 

THE HERALD

Meeker, Rio Blanco Co., CO—14 April 1949

 

            Word reached Meeker first of the week that Ralph Alfred had suffered a heart attack and passed away very suddenly at his home in Long Beach, California. Howard Joy of Meeker and John Joy and Mildred Watson of Craig left at once for California to be with their sister. As yet no details of Mr. Alfred’s death have been received.

            Ralph Alfred who was in his early forties, lived for many years in this community where he was married to Miss Helen Joy. The Alfred family moved to California several years ago and have made their home at Long Beach.

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of his wife, Helen June Joy Alfred Miles; and his parents, William Thornton Alfred and Mercedes Sadie Fry Alfred, in Colorado Obituaries.

            CA Deaths lists Ralph Harold Alfred, born 13 June 1908 in OK and died 18 Apr 1949 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Fry.

 

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RAY DORTEY ALFORD

AAFA #0459

Father of Pamela Rae Alford Thompson, AAFA #0030

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—Wednesday, 14 April 2010

 

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            Ray Dortey Alford, age 99, died in his sleep on April 10, 2010, in Valley Skilled Nursing Facility, Sacramento. He was born January 23, 1911 in Leesville, Vernon Parish, Louisiana, the second son of James Maxie Alford and Isabel Vogel.

            He married Marie Louise Arnst on June 7, 1947. Their four children were born in San Francisco before the family moved to Santa Clara in 1957. Ray and Marie settled in Sacramento in 1974.

            Ray was a professional boxer during the Depression. During WWII he served in the U.S. Army. After the war he became a sheet metal mechanic in San Francisco and also began investing in real estate, his occupation for the next 50 years. After Marie died, he continued to live independently in their home until one month ago, when he fell and fractured his hip.

            In 2003 Ray’s daughter Cherie published a book about Ray’s life from birth to his marriage: Ringside, A Collection of Stories from the Life of Ray Dortey Alford [see below]. He was a great story-teller and loved the process of talking about his early life while the tape recorder ran. He was so proud of the finished book.

            Ray is survived by his four children: Pamela Rae and her husband Bruce Thompson of Granite Bay; James Maxie of Watsonville; Cheryl Marie and her husband Garth Cheff of Eugene, OR; and Ray Dortey Jr. of Loomis. He is also survived by grandson Nathan Alford Cole [Pam’s son] and his wife Michelle Jurjavcic Cole of Roseville, and their daughters, Carson Kayela Cole and Ashlan Reese Cole; sister Audell Helena “Nina” Shaw of Salem, OR; and many nieces and nephews.

            He was preceded in death by his wife of 57 years in 2004; and his brothers, Tolbert Maxie “Tommy” Alford, James Burnice Alford, and Lavern Chester “Chuck” Alford.

            No services are planned, but family and friends will gather to celebrate the long life of this fearless fighter.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ray Dortey Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Marie Louise Arnst Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Audell Hellena “Nina” Alford Rimbaugh Shaw in Oregon Obituaries; and his brother Lavern Chester “Chuck” Alford in Nevada Obituaries.

            From his daughter, Pamela Alford Thompson, AAFA #0030: Dad accompanied my husband Bruce and me to the 1991 Annual Meeting in Jackson, MS. That was the only time he flew since WWII! He pasted his name badge from the meeting on his bedroom door, and it’s still there. He also never removed the AAFA lapel pin from the jacket he wore at the meeting—it was still on that jacket in his closet.

            Boxing played a large part in Dad’s life. Even when he was 99 he liked to say, “I can beat any man my age!” In the last couple of weeks of his life, we had trouble interesting him in anything, but Bruce found a DVD entitled “70 Greatest Knockouts” that perked him up. He was watching it the last time he went to sleep.

 

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Cover of the book about Ray’s early life

Available here from Lulu.com

 

Ringside brings to life the story of a Depression era boxing sensation. In his own words Ray Dortey Alford describes his hardscrabble life growing up in the South, his family’s struggle to lift themselves out of poverty, and his rise to local boxing stardom in Salinas, California. We also hear the heartbreaking story of Ray’s deep love and loyalty to a tough father who is unable to return his devotion. Their relationship is forged during hard times as they follow the seasons in search of work. In straight shooting, unadorned language Ringside chronicles the making of a fighter, from grade school battles with bullies to evening boxing matches at migrant camps, to short-lived boxing fame. Along the way, Ray offers us a ringside seat to the ups and downs of a life lived fearlessly by a man who took plenty of punches, but never went down for the count. These stories were recorded, transcribed and edited by his daughter.

 

            His lineage: Ray Dortey 1911 LA1, James Maxie 1877 TX2, John Paten Phillip 1850 GA3, Pierce Lewis 1829 GA4.

 

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RAYMOND EARL ALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—21 March 1984

 

            Alford, Raymond, born August 25, 1950 to Elizabeth Washington and John Alford of Shreveport, Louisiana; departed this life March 16, 1984 at UCLA. A graduate of Booker T. Washington High School; attended Grambling State University and Long Beach City College to further his career in music.

            On February 19, 1984, Ray exchanged wedding vows with Diane Rosegardner. Both Ray and Diane were employed by Fritz Co., Long Beach, where he was a warehouse leadman.

            He leaves to mourn: his wife, mother and father, 2 sisters, Lisa Walters of Long Beach and Linda Morrow of Dallas, brother Larry Alford of Shreveport; aunts, uncles and other relatives and friends.

            Arrangements being made by J.S. Williams Mortuary, 1104 Pierre Ave., Shreveport, Louisiana.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ March 1984) dates of Raymond Alford (SS# issued in LA), last residence Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            CA Deaths lists Raymond Earl Alford, died 16 March 1984 in Los Angeles Co., born 25 Aug 1950 in LA, mother’s maiden name Walters.

 

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RAYMOND MARTIN ALVORD

 

OAKLAND TRIBUNE

Oakland, Alameda Co., CA— Tuesday, 25 October 1949

 

            Funeral services will be held in San Francisco tomorrow for Raymond M. Alvord, 66, commercial vice-president of the General Electric Company’s Pacific District from 1938 to 1947.

            Alvord, who was a former Oaklander and a past master of Oakland’s Live Oak Masonic Lodge No. 61, died yesterday [October 24] at his home, 372 Santa Clara Avenue, San Francisco, following a short illness.

            He joined the General Electric Company as a salesman in San Francisco in 1906 and was the firm’s top official in the West at the time of his retirement. Prominent in San Francisco civic activities, he was a past president of the city’s Chamber of Commerce, Rotary Club, Engineers Club, Sales Manager Association and Electric Club, and the Pacific Coast Electrical Association.

            Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Genevieve Alvord, two sons, Howard and Donald Alvord, and a sister, Mrs. Arthur L. Warmington of Oakland.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the N. Gray and Company Chapel in San Francisco.

 

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Photo from Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Pammie4206

 

AAFA NOTES: From CA Deaths: Raymond Martin Alvord was born 11 March 1883 in IL, mother’s maiden name Martin. He died 24 Oct 1949 in San Francisco.

            See the obituary of his son Howard Bruce Alvord in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Donald Roy Alvord in Idaho Obituaries.

            From California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records, 1895–1985 (Ancestry.com): Raymond Martin Alvord, son of George M. Alvord and Catherine Martin, was the husband of Genevieve Alvord. His birth and death information from CA Deaths is confirmed.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His ALVORD lineage: Raymond Martin 1883 IL1, George Marshall 1857 IL2, Joel William 1827 NY3, Joel 1779 CT4, Bela 1741 CT5, Aaron 1713 MA6, Thomas 1683 MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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REGINA KAY ALFORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Friday, 5 May 2006

 

            A private family gathering for Regina Kay Alford, 48, of Fresno is under the direction of Nova Cremation Service. Ms. Alford, a homemaker, died Friday.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Regina Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 9 Nov 1957, last residence Fresno, Fresno Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her mother, Clara Marlene O’Day Alford, in this compilation.

            CA Births lists Regina K. Alford, born 9 Nov 1957 in Santa Clara Co., mother’s maiden name Oday.

 

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RICHARD EARL ALFORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Sunday, 27 January 2002

 

            Memorial services for Richard Earl Alford, 66, of Woodlake will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at First Jesus Name Church of Cameron Creek, 29076 Road 164, Farmersville. Mr. Alford, a contract laborer, died Thursday [January 24]. Arrangements are under the direction of Smith Family Chapel in Exeter.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Richard E. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 16 Jan 1936, last residence Woodlake, Tulare Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of his sisters Joanne Louella Alford and Wanda Lee Alford Phillips (with census information) in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Joyce Ellene Alford Espinoza Muleback in Oregon Obituaries.

            CA Births lists Richard Earl Alford, born 16 Jan 1936 in Tulare Co., mother’s maiden name Neal.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Richard Earl 1936 CA1, Kenneth Earl 1906 CA2, William 1863 CA3, Russell 1826 VA4, William 1800 VA5.

 

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RICHARD LESLIE ALVORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Friday, 4 November 1994

 

            Alvord, Richie L., Oct. 29, 1994 Scripps Hospital in Chula Vista. Survived by daughter Tiffany, sister Cheryl Nuhfer, father Dick Alvord.

            Graveside Service 10:30 a.m. Monday Nov. 7th Glen Abbey. Friends are invited to a gathering at Dale and Joy Pruitt’s house following services.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Richard L. Alvord (SS# issued in CA) was born 22 March 1951, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his mother, Jean Cunningham Alvord, in this compilation.

            CA Births lists the birth of Richard Leslie Alford on 22 March 1951 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Cunningham.

 

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RICHARD M. ALFORD

 

[Richard died in Mexico and was a resident of NV, but we are also including his obituary in California Obituaries because of his close ties here.]

 

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE

Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—Saturday, 21 February 1998

 

            Services for Richard M. Alford, 61, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at McWane Family Funeral Home in Hemet. Friends may call from 2 until 5 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary. Burial will be in San Jacinto Valley Cemetery. He died Wednesday [February 18] of cancer at Meridien Hospital in Tijuana, Mexico.

            Mr. Alford, who was born in Enochs, Texas, lived in Mesquite, Nev. for four years after living in Hemet for 23 years. He was a general engineering contractor in Hemet for 23 years. He was a member of the Operating Engineers Union Local No. 12. He enjoyed fishing, boating and horses.

            He is survived by his wife of five years, Norma; two daughters, Carla Jamison of Landers and Pamela Radmacher of Mesquite, Nev.; three sons, Robert Worley of South Pasadena and Richard Worley and Ronald, both of Mesquite; 13 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; his mother, Minnie of Ontario; and one sister, Geneva Nudd of Ontario.

 

In another article:

 

HEMET NEWS

Hemet, Riverside Co., CA—Saturday, 21 February 1998

 

            Funeral services for Richard M. Alford, 61, previously of Hemet, a retired contractor, will be at 10 a.m. Friday at McWane Family Funeral Home, 350 N. San Jacinto St., Hemet. Thomas A. Fowler, First Southern Baptist Church of Yucca Valley, will officiate.

            Visitation will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Thursday at McWane Family Funeral Home. Burial will be in San Jacinto Valley Cemetery, 2555 Santa Fe Ave., San Jacinto.

            Mr. Alford died Wednesday [February 18] in Tijuana, Mexico.

            Born in Enochs [Bailey Co.], Texas, he had been a long time resident of Hemet. He had lived in Mesquite [Clark Co.], Nev., for the past four years. He enjoyed fishing, horses and boating. He was a member of the local Operators Union #12. He worked as a general engineering contractor in Hemet for 23 years.

            He is survived by his wife, Norma; two daughters, Carla Jamison of Landers, and Pamela Radmacher of Mesquite, Nev., three sons, Ronald of Mesquite, Nev., Robert Worley of South Pasadena, and Richard Worley of Mesquite, Nev.; a sister, Geneva Nudd of Ontario [San Bernardino Co., CA]; his mother, Minnie Alford of Ontario; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren....

 

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Photo from San Jacinto Valley Cemetery, San Jacinto, Riverside Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Ron and Connie Anderson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Richard M. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 24 May 1936, last residence not listed.

 

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RICHARD MELVIN “DICK” ALFORD

 

UNION DEMOCRAT

Sonora, Tuolumne Co., CA—Thursday, 28 July 2011

 

Jan. 16, 1938 -- July 3, 2011

 

            Twain Harte resident Richard “Dick” Alford died July 3 at his home. He was 73.

            Born in Martinez to Mary and Frank Alford, he spent most of his career working in medical sales before starting a new career as the custodial supervisor of the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District in 1990.

            After his retirement in 2000, he moved to Twain Harte.

            While living in Pleasanton, he coached youth baseball, basketball and football, and was an announcer for swim meets at the Pleasanton Valley Swim Club.

            In Twain Harte, he volunteered with the Twain Harte Community Sheriff’s Unit, was a member of Sons in Retirement and a board member of both the Twain Harte Golf and Brentwood Lake Clubs.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joan Alford, of Twain Harte; children, Pat Alford, of Fremont, and Terri Alford, of Sonora; siblings, Mary Alford, of Sonora, and Candy Luce, of Oakdale; and sister-in-law, Ann MacLean, of San Jose.

A service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Aug. 14 at the Twain Harte Golf Course.

            Donations can be made to a charity of choice.

            Terzich and Wilson Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of John Richard Melvin Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Twain Harte, Tuolumne Co., CA.

            CA Births confirms the birth date of Richard Melvin Alford in Contra Costa Co., mother’s maiden name Mulroyan.

 

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RICHARD ROLAND “RICK” ALFORD

 

LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER

Lexington, Fayette Co., KY—Sunday, 28 February 2010

 

            Alford Richard “Rick”, 54, of Los Angeles, CA, formerly of Lexington, died Mon, Dec 14, 2009, suddenly of natural causes. He attended school in Lexington and Farmington Hills, MI.

            He was the son of Morris Alford, Lexington and Fathunah Clary Alford, Santa Barbara, CA. Other survivors are siblings, Sondra Gilfedder (Roy), Memphis, TN; Candace Putnam (Darrell), Los Gatos, CA; and Michele Velker, Monroe, MI; and a host of other family members.

            A private family memorial is planned for a later date in Lexington.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Richard Roland Alford (SS# issued in KY) was born 21 Sept 1955, last residence Reseda, Los Angeles Co., CA.

 

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RICKEY DONALD ALFORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Thursday, 19 June 2008

 

            Graveside services for Rickey D. Alford, 47, of Clovis will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Exeter Cemetery. Mr. Alford, an operating engineer, died June 8. Arrangements are by Fresno Funeral Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rickey Donald Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 2 Aug 1960, last residence Fresno, Fresno Co., CA.

            CA Births lists Rickey D. Alford born 2 Aug 1960 in Tulare Co., mother’s maiden name Killings.

 

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ROBERT ALFORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Sunday, 26 March 2006

 

            Graveside services for Robert Alford, 63, of Fresno will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Fresno Memorial Gardens. Mr. Alford, a plant supervisor for Sun Maid Raisins for 17 years, died Friday [March 24].

            Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Jesse E. Cooley Jr. Community Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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ROBERT ALFORD, JR.

 

ELKHART TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—24 November 1922

 

            Robert Alford, aged 80, once a resident of this county, died November 17 in the soldiers’ home at Sawtelle [Los Angeles Co.], Calif. A brother, William Alford, lives in South Bend, and several nephews and nieces live in Goshen.

 

In another article:

 

DAILY DEMOCRAT

Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN— Thursday, 23 November 1922

 

Photo from Los Angeles Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, svh77

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his brother Joseph F. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his parents, Robert Alford and Sarah Cart Alford; and siblings Benjamin C. Alford, Delilah Jane Alford Miller, Eleanor C. Alford Chalfant, George Washington Alford, James Melling Alford, Sarah Ann Alford Swart, and William A. Alford in Indiana Obituaries.

            Robert Alford, age 74 born IN, widowed, is listed on the 1920 census in the “National Military Home” in Malibu, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s Corrington Loyal Alford Collection, Fifth Section. From this document: “Robert Alford—he was born in Elkhart County, Indiana, Jan. 12, 1845 and by occupation a prospector and resides in San Diego, California.”

            Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422, maintains a website for the Descendants of ‘Irish’ John Alford, including family genealogy, many photos, and historical information.

            His lineage: Robert 1845 IN1, Robert 1805 VA2, Henry 1778 VA3, John 1735 Ireland4.

 

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ROBERT CUSHMAN ALFORD

 

DAILY COURIER

Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA—Monday, 25 June 1945

 

            Robert C. Alford, 62, former Waterloo resident, died Sunday of heart disease in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lilla Partsch, Long Beach, Cal.

            Born in Waterloo, he graduated from East high school and from law school at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, in 1906. He practiced law in Waterloo until 1909, and in Raton, N.M., until 1921. He then lived in El Centro, Cal., retiring and returning to Waterloo in 1933.

            He resided at 517 1/2 Lafayette street until going to Long Beach four months ago.

            In 1908 he married Mina Rugg of Cedar Falls. They were divorced 10 years ago. She died about a year ago in Long Beach.

            Mr. Alford was a present member of the California State Bar association and Beta Theta Pi.

            Surviving besides Mrs. Partsch, are three sons, John, Lore and Nathaniel, all of Long Beach, and seven grandchildren; one brother, Lore, West Palm Beach, Fla., and one sister, Mrs. Mary Johnson of Pennsylvania.

            His brother, Dr. E.T. Alford, who preceded him in death nine years ago, was a practicing physician and surgeon in Waterloo for many years.

            Funeral services and burial will be in Redlands, Cal.

 

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Photo from Hillside Memorial Park, Redlands, San Bernardino Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Barbara LeClaire

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of his father, Lore Alford, in Iowa Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Robert Cushman 1883 IA1, Lore 1838 ME2, Nathaniel 1807 MA3, Deacon Lore 1766 CT4, Nathaniel 1738 CT5, Nathaniel 1688 CT6, Josiah 1649 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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ROBERT EARL ALFORD

 

[A nearly identical article was published in the San Jose Mercury News on 13 October 2002.]

 

THE TRIBUNE

San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo Co., CA—Wednesday, 16 October 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Robert E. Alford, 76, of San Luis Obispo died on Thursday, October 10, 2002, in a local hospital. A funeral mass was celebrated on Wednesday at the Old Mission Catholic Church in San Luis Obispo.

            Mr. Alford was born on October 4, 1926, in Imperial, CA. He graduated from St. Augustine High School in San Diego, where he was raised. He graduated in 1947 from the California Maritime Academy, where he was cadet Captain of Midshipman. After serving as an officer in the Merchant Marine, he enrolled at UC Berkeley, where he received a bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1954.

            Mr. Alford commenced his career as an accountant in San Francisco, followed by a management position at the Ford Motor Company District Sales Office in San Jose. He then joined the Montague Company, a manufacturer of commercial cooking equipment, where he served as controller and chief financial officer.

            Mr. Alford and Virginia Turri were married in the Old Mission Catholic Church in 1951. They made their home in the Bay Area until Mr. Alford’s retirement in 1989, when they returned to San Luis Obispo.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Virginia; daughters, Nancy Alford of San Jose and Judy Alford of Seattle; son David (Nicolette) Alford of San Luis Obispo and their children Amanda, Samantha, and Sarah; brothers Thomas Alford, Chester Alford, John Alford, and William Alford; sisters, Evelyn Bradbury and Joan Alford, and numerous nieces and nephews.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Robert E. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of his parents Chester Arthur Alford Sr. and Evelyn T. Bell Alford; and his siblings Chester Arthur “Chet” Alford Jr., Evelyn Catherine Alford Stenger Bradbury, Thomas H. Alford, and William Joseph Alford in this compilation.

            CA Births lists Robert Earl Alford, born 4 Oct 1926 in Imperial Co., mother’s maiden name Bell.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Robert Earl 1926 CA1, Chester Arthur 1887 LA2, Sidney Peterson 1857 AL3, Isaac Hinton 1807 NC4, Peyton ???? NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC6.

 

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ROBERT F. ALVORD

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—1 May 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Alvord, Robert F.—Born May 27, 1921. Taken home to be with the Lord, April 29, 2003. Beloved husband of Patricia Alvord for 49 years. Loving father of Kenneth Alvord and Karen Crawford. Grandfather of Kristina and David. Member of Bi-Centennial Daylight Lodge, Sacramento; past Grand Master, Chicago, Illinois. 1st Lt. U.S. Army 1943-1946.

            The Memorial Service will be held Friday, May 2, 2003 at 1:00 PM at First Covenant Church, 10933 Progress Ct, Rancho Cordova. Interment at 3:00 PM at Camellia Memorial Lawn, 10221 Jackson Hwy, Sacramento…. Arrangements under the direction of East Lawn Rancho Cordova Mortuary.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Robert F. Alvord (SS# issued in IL), last residence Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA

            In the 1930 census, Chicago, Cook Co., IL, Robert F. Alvord was listed as the child of Louis A. and Emily N. Alvord.

            Louis Arthur Alvord, b. Chicago Jan. 4, 1882, is listed in the 1908 Alvord book on page 428. He served in the Spanish-American War in the 3rd Miss. Vols.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Robert’s ALVORD lineage: Robert F. 1921 IL1, Louis Arthur 1882 IL2, Nelson J. 1829 NY3, Joseph 1793 VT4, Seth 1762 MA5, Joseph 1733 MA6, Joseph 1697 MA7, Ebenezer 1665 MA8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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ROBERT FORREST ALFORD

 

MODESTO BEE

Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA—Monday, 7 March 2005

 

Sept. 12, 1970 — March 4, 2005

 

            Robert Forrest Alford, 34, of Oakdale [Stanislaus Co.] died Friday [March 4] at Oak Valley Hospital.

            Mr. Alford was a native of Exeter [Tulare Co.] and lived in Oakdale 30 years. He was a member of Free Holiness Church in Riverbank.

            He is survived by his companion, Sunny Lucero of Oakdale; children, Trinity Alford and James Richards, both of Oakdale; mother, Dolores Alford of Oakdale; brothers, David Mulkey and Jeremy Hoeffer, both of Riverbank, and Robert Lawson of Modesto; sister, Elizabeth Alford of Oakdale; and grandmother, Betty Asman of Riverbank. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Alford.

            A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Free Holiness Church. Oakdale Memorial Chapel in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Robert F. Alford (SS# issued in CA), but list his death date as 4 March 2004, last residence Riverbank, Stanislaus Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of his uncle Richard Earl Alford; and his aunts Joanne Louella Alford and Wanda Lee Alford Phillips (with census information) in this compilation.

            CA Births lists Robert F. Alford, born 12 Sept 1970 in Tulare Co., mother’s maiden name Asman.

            CA Marriages lists Robert D. Alford, age 18, married Delores Asman, age 19, on 7 Jan 1970 in Tulare Co., CA.

            CA Births lists Robert Dale Alford, born 28 March 1951 in Tulare Co., mother’s maiden name Neal.

            SSDI records show that Robert D. Alford (SS# issued in CA, was born 28 March 1951 and died 4 March 2005 [death date of his son, so there is probably an error here] in Walla Walla, Walla Walla Co., WA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Robert Forrest 1970 CA1, Robert Dale 1951 CA2, Kenneth Earl 1906 CA3, William 1863 CA4, Russell 1826 VA5, William 1800 VA6.

 

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ROBERT H. ALVORD

 

MERCURY NEWS

San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA—Wednesday, 9 July 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Alvord, Robert H.—Age 62, entered into eternal rest on July 2, 2003 in San Jose, CA. He is survived by his wife Lucia Alvord, his sons Henry Alvord of San Jose, Eric Alvord of Marovia, NY, daughter Christina LaClair of Jacksonville, NC, his grandchildren Daniel and Britney and his sisters Jerry Taylor, Evelyn Alvord and Mary Fields.

            A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday, July 12 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Francis of Assisi Church at 5111 San Felipe Rd., San Jose 95135. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his memory to the American Lung Assoc., 14699 Park Ave., San Jose, CA 95126 or American Cancer Society, 1715 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell, CA 95008.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Robert H. Alvord (SS# issued in HI) was born 20 Aug 1940, last residence San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA.

            CA Births lists Robert H. Alvord, born 20 Aug 1940 in San Diego Co., mother’s maiden name Braga.

 

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ROBERT HUDSON ALFORD

 

SAN JOSE MERCURY HERALD

San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA—Monday, 16 January 1928

 

            Alford—In San Jose, Cal., January 13, 1928, Robert H., beloved husband of Essie F. Alford, father of Mrs. Evelyn Minch and Peggy Alford, brother of John H. and Del M. Alford, Mrs. A.M. White, Mrs. P.A. Fine, Mrs. Wm. Hallett and Mrs. Paul Karlb, a native of California, aged 45 years.

            Friends are invited to attend the funeral today (Monday), January 16, 1928, at 1 o’clock p.m. from the parlors of the San Jose Undertaking Co. (Gummer & Boulware), No. 276 South Second street. Interment Oak Hill.

 

Photo from Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Ferguson.

 

AAFA NOTES: On Robert Hudson Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 38, an automobile mechanic living in Red Bluff, Tehama Co., CA. He was born 25 June 1880 and names his wife Essie Frances Alford.

            Several family trees on Ancestry.com list his wife as Essie F. Sutton.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.jack

            His lineage: Robert Hudson 1880 CA2, John Harmon 1839 LA2, Robert Temple 1814 MS3, Julius 1785 NC4, Hudson 1760 NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC6.

 

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ROBERT STANLEY ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Red Bluff, Tehama Co., CA—Monday, 10 November 2008

 

 

            Robert Stanley Alford passed away on Nov. 5, 2008, in Red Bluff. He was 93.

            Mr. Alford was better known as Stanley Alford. He was born in Red Bluff on Dec. 3, 1914, to Robert Temple Alford and Mary (Dinkle) Alford. He was a fourth generation Tehama County resident. Stanley had three brothers and a sister, who are all deceased.

            Stanley worked with his father and brothers on a cattle ranch prior to serving in the United States Army from Oct. 10, 1941, until he was honorably discharged on Sept. 19, 1947. While stationed in Texas, Stanley married his first wife, Lucille Hale.

            After returning home from the Army, Stanley worked with his father on the family ranch known as the Battle Creek Ranch. He purchased the Lowry Ranch around 1947 and worked this ranch for several years. He also worked for and retired from the Tehama County Road Department.

            In 1973, after the death of his first wife, Stanley married Dorothy Mae Hale. After retiring, he continued to stay very active on his small ranch in the El Camino area and continued to cut and sell firewood until the age of 80. Stanley was also very active in the local chapter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

            Stanley is survived by his wife Dorothy Alford; nieces Roberta DeGraw of El Camino and Patsy Hellman of Palo Cedro; three stepgrandchildren and numerous great-nieces and -nephews.

            He will be deeply missed by his family and friends.

            A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday. Nov. 12, at the Tehama Cemetery.

 

Photo from Tehama Cemetery, Tehama, Tehama Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert McConnell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates Robert Stanley Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Gerber, Tehama Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of his second wife, Dorothy Mae Hale Drake Alford; and nephew John Vernon “Jack” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Robert Stanley 1914 CA1, Robert Temple 1874 CA2, Julius Marion 1845 AR3, Robert Temple 1814 MS4, Julius 1785 NC5, Hudson 1760 NC6, James Lodwick 1749 NC7.

 

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ROBERTA “BOBBIE” KARG ALFRED

 

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL

Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., CA—Thursday, 14 September 2006

 

 

            Heart, courage, energy, honesty, loyalty, conviviality, fun-loving, and maybe even stubbornness: All words that one might use to sum up a rich, full, successful life, and Roberta Bobbie Alfred was the embodiment of all these qualities.

            Everyone who came into contact with her was drawn into her orbit. Strangers on the street, coworkers, the butcher, the baker everyone wanted to talk to her and get to know her. She loved to laugh, and people recognized instantly that she had a wonderful wit. She had an infectious “snort” to her laugh, that, once heard was not soon to be forgotten, and was guaranteed to put a smile on your face. In fact, it is impossible to remember her without smiling.

            Not everyone, however, met with her approval at first meeting, and when speaking of herself she often quoted Shakespeare, saying, “I don’t suffer fools gladly.” But once you gained her approval, you became a friend for life, and she was a loyal friend that you were privileged to have in your corner.

            She exuded energy like a whirling dervish, reminding one of a hurricane run amok. Projects both at work and at home filled her every-waking moment. Plans were made to be completed as far as Bobbie was concerned. Not a single day was ever long enough for all the plans Bobbie had for it.

            And yes, she could be a “little” stubborn. “Testadura” was her family nickname, Italian for hard-head. It was a nickname that was well earned, as anyone who knew her would attest. But it was also a quality that would prove to work well for her when it came to achieving the difficult tasks.

            And courageous: her husband Terry and others close to her remember her as the bravest person they have ever known. She faced whatever was dealt her with grace, and though she was dealt a world of physical affliction, she would not allow herself to be down. Nor would she allow anyone around her to be down either. “Get a life, get a clue, next!” That was her motto for people wallowing in self-pity.

            She was incapable of telling a lie, and you never had to wonder where you stood with her.

            Roberta “Bobbie” Karg Alfred died on Thursday, September 7th, 2006, in the home that she loved in Santa Cruz, California, at the age of 50, following a severe asthma attack. In recent years, the Multiple Sclerosis that she had gracefully lived with for so long had stolen some of her mobility, but it couldn’t touch her indelible spirit.

            The once self-proclaimed “professional woman in sweat pants” was actually an accomplished Technical Communications Specialist and Graphic Artist. When the Multiple Sclerosis rendered her incapable of continuing the work that she loved, she poured her love into her family, friends, and her favorite hobbies: weaving, cooking and reading. “So many books, so little time!”

            A native of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, Bobbie is survived by her mother Anita and her brother Chris both of Pittsburgh, her husband Terry, and her beautiful 14-year old son Marcus.

            Those who would like to join Bobbie’s family in celebrating her life are invited to a Memorial Service to be held Friday, September 15th at the Pacific Gardens Chapel, 1050 Cayuga Street in Santa Cruz....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Roberta K. Alfred (SS# issued in PA) was born 22 Jan 1956,, last residence Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., CA.

 

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ROLLA ALBERT ALFORD

 

 

From LONG BEACH PRESS-TELEGRAM, 16 May 1964

 

LONG BEACH PRESS-TELEGRAM

Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA—Friday, 19 April 1974

 

ROLLA ALFORD SERVICES SET

 

            A memorial service for Rolla Alford, who served as minister of music in a number of Long Beach churches for many years, will be held during the regular 11 a.m. worship service Sunday at First United Methodist Church. Mr. Alford died Wednesday [April 17] at the age of 77.

            Mr. Alford, who was graduated from Southwestern College, Winfield, Kan., and studied voice and choir directing in New York City and other eastern cities, came to Long Beach in 1914. He married Dorothy Bell, a pianist, in 1917.

            Among the churches he and his wife served were East Long Beach Methodist, Grace Methodist, Calvary Presbyterian, East Side Christian, Grace Methodist of New York City, First Methodist of San Pedro, First Baptist and First Methodist.

            He served First Methodist from 1921 to 1924 and again from 1935 until his retirment as minister of music emeritus in 1971.

            In 1926 Mr. Alford organized the Haydn-Handel Oratorio Society and directed the first performance of “The Messiah” at the old auditorium. In 1930 he became choral conductor for the Long Beach Recreation Commission. “The Messiah” was produced annually for 35 years.

            The Alfords received many honors. When First United methodist built its new church their biography was placed in the cornerstone and the choir room was dedicated as the “Rolla and Dorothy Alford Music Room.”

            He belonged to a number of professional and honorary music organizations.

            Patterson & Snively Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Long Beach), Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Charles Bryan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rolla Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 23 June 1896 and died _____ Apr 1974, last residence Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage, partially from Ancestry family trees: Rolla Albert 1896 KS1, William John 1863 OH2, Charles 1812 CT3, Jonas 1775 CT4, Pelatiah 1739 CT5, Josiah 1696 CT6, Josiah 1649 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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RONNIE SHERILL JOHNSON ALFRED

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—Monday, 27 June 2005

 

May 5, 1952 - June 17, 2005

 

            Alfred, Ronnie Sherill—Fell asleep in death in June 17, 2005; loved mother to Albert Givens, Delano, Marcelina, Benecia Thomas; sister to LeRoy Johnson.

            Friends are invited to attend Memorial Services on Wednesday, June 29, 2005, at 2:00P.M., Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 3333 Del Paso Blvd, Sacramento, CA 95838.

            Nightingale-Gilmore Funeral Chapel, Dirs.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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ROSA E. WISDOM ALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—1 December 1931

 

            Mrs. Rosa E. Alford of 524 East Fifty-second Place. Beloved mother of William C., Thomas O. and Claud O. Alford of Los Angeles and James G. Alford of Hayward, Cal.; sister of G.C. Wisdom and Mrs. J.W. Minton of Los Angeles and Mrs. Bettie Jones of Louisburg, Mo.

            Services at Los Angeles Undertaking Co. chapel, 2517 Pasadena avenue, Wednesday at 2 p.m.

 

AAFA NOTES: CA Deaths lists two deaths of Alfords with mother’s maiden name Wisdom: Claud Orval Alford, died 24 June 1951 in Inyo Co., born 12 Apr 1892 in MO; and Thomas Owen Alford, died 18 June 1941 in Los Angeles Co., born 5 Jan 1889 in MO.

            The family is listed on the 1900 census in Jefferson, Polk Co., MO. Parents are Owen B. Alford, b. Nov 1860 in MO (parents b. TN) and Rosa E., born Apr 1863 in MO (parents b. TN). The 4 sons listed in Rosa’s obituary are listed, all b. MO, but Rosa had 8 children, 4 living.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Owen B. 1860 MO1, John M. 1821 TN2, John 1786 NC3.

 

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ROSEMARY “RO” HALFORD

 

DAILY PRESS

Victorville, San Bernardino Co., CA—11 July 2012

 

            Rosemary “Ro” Halford—Ro died at Desert Valley Hospital from heart failure. She was 69 years of age.

            She is survived by her sister, Renee Jacobs, and brothers, Richard, Roger and Robert.

            She lived in Southern California all of her life. For a brief time in her life, she was a minister who ministered to the Chino Women’s Correctional Facility. May she finally rest in peace.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ro Halford (SS# issued in CA) was born 5 June 1943 and died 6 July 2012, last residence not listed.

 

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ROY ALFORD

 

MODESTO BEE

Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA—25 March 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

Dec. 26, 1915–Mar. 22, 1997

 

            Roy Alford, 81, of Tracy died Saturday at his home. Mr. Alford was a native of Texas. He lived in Tracy 34 years. He was a melter station operator at Holly Sugar for 7 years. He served in the Army during World War II. He was honored with the American Defense Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, the Good Conduct Medal and the Bronze Star.

            He is survived by his wife, JoAnn S. Alford of Tracy; and sister Ruth Higbee of Saddleback [Orange Co.].

            A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Tracy Public Cemetery. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at Fry Memorial Chapel. Remembrances may be made to American Cancer Society, 350 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95816.

 

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Photo from Tracy Public Cemetery, Tracy, San Joaquin Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jeff Timmons, Tracy, CA

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Roy Alford (SS# issued in MN), last residence Tracy, San Joaquin Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his first wife, Bernita H. Walker Alford, in this compilation.

            CA Deaths lists Roy Alford with the same dates, born in TX, mother’s maiden name Thompson.

            In 1920, Weatherford, Parker Co., TX: Sarah Alford, age 28 b. TN, widow; and her children, all b. in TX (parents b. TN): Ruth 10, Arthur 7, and Roy 4.

 

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ROY CARL ALFORD

Uncle of Jack Gordon Alford, AAFA #1273

 

Roy Carl Alford in WWII uniform

Photo from his nephew Jack Alford—used with permission

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Saturday, 2 November 1962

 

            Alford—Roy C. Husband of Eunice Alford. Father of Barry Alford. Brother of C.E. and Everett Alford. Military services Mon. 10 a.m. Ft. Rosecrans. Rogers mortuary.

 

In another article:

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Sunday, 3 November 1962

 

            Services for Roy C. Alford 57, of 926 Beech St., who died Thursday [October 31] in a hospital, will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow in Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery. Rogers Mortuary is in charge.

            Born in Owensboro, Ky., Alford lived here 34 years.

            His widow, Eunice, a son, Barry, two brothers, C.E. and Everett, all of San Diego, survive.

 

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Photo from Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Claxton

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Eunice Ann Alford; parents, Gus Walden Alford and Verna Moredock Alford Williams; and brothers Clell Erwin Alford and Everett Walden Alford in this compilation.

            CA Deaths lists Roy C. Alford, born 1 July 1906 in KY and died 31 Oct 1963 in San Diego Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Moredock.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            His lineage: Roy Carl 1906 KY1, Gus Walden 1884 KY2, John Hardin 1841 KY3, Joseph 1812 KY4, Achilles 1772 VA or NC5, John before 1750 VA?6.

 

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RUBY BROWN ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Monday, 13 December 1976

 

            Services will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow at Rogers Chapel for Mrs. Ruby Brown Alford, 82, of 4544 35th St. Burial will follow at El Camino Memorial Park.

            Mrs. Alford, a native of New London, Prince Edward Island, Canada, who moved to San Diego County 38 years ago, was a member of the East San Diego Presbyterian Church.

            She is survived by her husband, Loren, a retired Navy chief, and by three sisters and a brother.

 

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SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Tuesday, 14 December 1976

 

            Alford—Ruby. Wife of Loren Alford. Sister of Bertha MacKay, Dorothy Smith, Evelyn and Stanley Brown. Member of ESD United Presbyterian Church, Estrella Chapter 412 O.E.S. and Ladies Auxiliary Fleet Reserve No. 111. Services Tues 10 a.m. Rogers Mortuary Chapel. Interment El Camino Memorial Park.

 

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Photo from El Camino Memorial Park, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Heather Briseno

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruby Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 11 Jan 1894 and died _____ Dec 1976, last residence San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Loren A. Alford, in this compilation.

            CA Deaths lists Ruby B. Alford, born 11 Jan 1894 in Canada and died 11 Dec 1976 in San Diego Co.

 

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RUBY EDNA POLK ALFORD

 

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY TRIBUNE

West Covina, Los Angeles Co., CA—Saturday, 10 October 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Ruby E. Alford was born December 23, 1909 in Prentiss, Mississippi, passed away September 30, 1998 in San Dimas Community Hospital. She has been a resident of the San Gabriel Valley since 1955. She retired from the retail sales business after 22 years. She leaves a legacy of inspiration to her family and many friends.

            She is survived by two daughters, Judy Hayes and Doris Meyer; one son, Thomas Alford; 11 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.

            Services were held at Rose Hills Memorial Park [Whittier, CA].

 

 

Photos from Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Louis Mata

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ruby P. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence San Dimas, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            Her memorial at Find A Grave provides her full name; says her parents were Leon Polk and Cori I Magee; and her husband was Thomas Ray Alford.

 

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RUBY V.P. ALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—25 November 1969

 

            Alford, Ruby V.P., beloved mother of Robert Alford and June Capp.

            Services Wednesday, 11 a.m., at the Chapel of the Psalms, Hollywood Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd. Pierce Brothers Hollywood, directors.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            CA Deaths lists Ruby V. Alford, died 23 Nov 1969 in Los Angeles Co., born16 Dec 1876 in UT, mother’s maiden name Tuckfield.

 

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RUBY YVONNE ALFORD

 

DAILY PRESS

Victorville, San Bernardino Co., CA—Thursday, 29 July 2010

 

            Ruby Yvonne Alford, 98, passed away July 18, 2010. She was a resident of Apple Valley for 30 years.

            A visitation will begin at noon Friday, July 30, at Emmanuel Temple CME Church, 17288 Stoddard Wells Road in Victorville, with services following at 1 p.m. Pastor James E. Markham will officiate. Burial will be at Desert View Memorial Park, 11500 Amargosa Road in Victorville.

            Hall Memorial Chapel is handling the arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruby Yvonne Alford (SS# issued in AR) was born 19 Nov 1912, last residence Apple Valley, San Bernardino Co., CA.

 

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RUSSELL HALFORD

 

THE RECORD [not verbatim]

Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA—Thursday, 19 June 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Russell Halford, 67, of Stockton died on Wednesday, June 11, 2003, in a care facility. Memorial services [will be] held on Friday at the Evergreen Chapel in the Cherokee Memorial Park on Highway 99 and Harney Lane in Lodi.

            He was born on May 1, 1936, in Oklahoma and was a Stockton resident for 40 years. Mr. Halford worked for 22 years as a supervisor for New Holland.

            Survivors include his wife, Lana Halford of Stockton; children, Kim Foster, Randy Halford, Gary Renberg, and Steven Renberg; brother, Glenn Halford; and five grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Russell D. Halford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his mother, Naomi Lillian Crafton Halford, in this compilation.

 

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RUTH D. ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Sunday, 1 March 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Alford, Ruth D., a longtime resident of San Diego, passed away Tues. 2-24-98. Survived by her husband Chester A. to whom she had been married 59 years, 2 sons Jerald & Roger, daughter Janet McDonald & 8 grandchildren.

            Viewing Greenwood Mem. Pk Sun. today 4–9 p.m. Services Mon. 3/2 10 a.m. Salli Lynn Chapel....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruth D. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 28 July 1920, last residence El Cajon, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Chester A. “Chet” Alford Jr., in this compilation.

 

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RUTH FUGATE ALFORD

 

PARADISE POST

Paradise, Butte Co., CA—Tuesday, 6 June 2000

 

            Paradise resident and previous longtime Oroville resident Ruth Fugate Alford died at Enloe Hospital Monday, May 29.

            She was 77.

            Born in Tyrone, Mo., to Joseph Kenneth and Gussie Fugate Alford [?—sic], she was a grocery clerk at Safeway in Oroville for 25 years.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of the First Congregational Church, Oroville. She is survived by two grandsons, two granddaughters, one great-grandson, one niece, and one nephew.

            She is predeceased by her husband, who died last year; and by her only child, James, who died in 1983.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the First Congregational Church Youth Fund in Oroville.

            Services for Mrs. Alford were held Saturday. She was buried following cremation.

            The Oroville Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruth F. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 22 March 1923, last residence Paradise, Butte Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Maurice Melvin Alford; and her son, James Voin Alford, in this compilation.

 

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RUTH MAE ALFORD

 

MERCURY NEWS

San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA—Thursday, 19 March 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997

 

            Alford, Ruth, 84, of Fremont, formerly of Sunnyvale, homemaker. Visitation from 2 to 9 p.m. today at Mountain View Chapel, Spangler Mortuaries. Service at 2 p.m. Friday at the chapel. Burial in Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruth Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 12 Jan 1908 and died 18 March 1992, last residence Fremont, Alameda Co., CA.

            CA Deaths lists Ruth Mae Alford, born 12 Jan 1908 in AR, died 18 March 1992 in Alameda Co., mother’s maiden name Condry.

 

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SAMUEL EDWARD ALFORD

 

MODESTO BEE

Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA—Tuesday, 28 December 1993

 

Samuel E. Alford

Aug. 24, 1957 - Dec. 24, 1993

 

            Samuel Edward Alford, 36, of Denair died Friday at Emanuel Medical Center in Turlock.

            Mr. Alford was a native of Turlock and lived in Denair all his life. He was a maintenance man and was a member of Denair Friends Church.

            He is survived by his wife, April Alford of Denair; children, Samantha Alford, Amber Alford and Vanessa Alford, all of Denair; brothers, John Alford of Roxobel, N.C., Thomas Alford of St. James, Mo., and Roy Alford of Las Vegas, Nev.; sister, Mary Moore of Winton.

            A graveside service is scheduled at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Denair Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Denair Friends Church. Visitation will be from noon to 9 p.m. today at the Allen Mortuary, Turlock.

            Remembrances may be made to the Samuel Alford Memorial Fund, Delta National Bank, 4701 Main, Denair 95316 or Denair Friends Church, 4033 N. Gratton Road, Denair 95316.

 

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Photo from Denair Cemetery, Denair, Stanislaus Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Samuel E. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 24 Aug 1957, last residence Denair, Stanislaus Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Fred Clarence Alford and Edna Charlotte Harlan Alford, in this compilation.

            CA Births lists Samuel E. Alford, born 24 Aug 1957 in Stanislaus Co., mother’s maiden name Harlan.

            His lineage: Samuel Edward 1957 CA1, Fred Clarence 1898 CA2, John Thomas 1859 WI3, Thomas Frederick 1832 England3.

 

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SANDRA JO BETCHEL ALFORD

Aunt of Jeffery Richard Alford, AAFA #1319

 

IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS

El Centro, Imperial Co., CA—Thursday, 17 June 2010

 

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Oct. 5, 1934 - June 10, 2010

 

            Sandra Jo Alford, age 75, passed away June 10th after her courageous battle with cancer for over two years.

            Sandy was born in Missouri Valley, Iowa. She came to the Imperial Valley at age 17, where she met Michael Aaron Alford and married in 1953.

            Sandy was a bank teller for over 30 years. She enjoyed volunteering for various causes over the years however she was most proud of being a “Pink Lady” for El Centro Regional Medical Center. She enjoyed being “Grandma” to six grandchildren and three great grand children, and aunt to her nieces and nephews. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Parish. In her pastime, Sandy also enjoyed playing Bingo with her friends and walking.

            Sandy was preceded in death by husband, Michael and sons Thomas Aaron and Michael Troy.

            Survivors include son Timothy Alford and Donna of Crestline, CA, Anthony Alford and Shelley of Vancouver, WA, daughter Patricia Irene of El Centro, and sister Cynthia Miller of Crestline, CA.

            Services will be held June 19th, at St. Mary’s Parish at 12 p.m.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sandra Jo Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 5 Oct 1934, last residence El Centro, Imperial Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Michael Aaron Alford; and children Anthony Joseph “Tony” Alford, Patricia Irene Alford Duron, and Thomas Aaron Alford in this compilation.

 

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SARAH L. ALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—18 July 1933

 

            July 16, 1933, Sarah L. Alford. Services today at 2 p.m. from the chapel of Gates, Crane & Earl, 1724 North Highland avenue, Hollywood.

 

AAFA NOTES: Her memorial at FindAGrave.com, Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Pineland Section), Hollywood, Los Angeles Co., CA, says she was born in 1850 and died in 1933. Her husband is probably the Jerry C. Alford, 1849–1923, who is also buried in the Pineland Section.

 

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SHIRLEY ALFORD

 

THE RECORD

Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA—Saturday, 3 January 2009

 

Mar. 7, 1942—Sept. 6, 2008

 

            Shirley Alford passed away September 6, 2008. Services Private. Bay Area Cremation of San Joaquin Valley, 209-938-0669 in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Shirley Alford (SS# issued in MO), last residence Tracy, San Joaquin Co., CA.

 

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SHIRLEY J. ALFORD-GUDGER

 

ASHEVILLE CITIZEN-TIMES

Asheville, Buncombe Co., NC—23 January 2008

 

ASHEVILLE [NC]—Shirley J. Alford-Gudger, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2007, in Sacramento, Calif. Mother of Victoria Alford, James W. Alford Jr. , Tamara Alford-Robinson; five grandchildren; daughter of Adelaide Gudger; sister of Clifton Friday. Interment in Brick Church Cemetery.

 

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SIDNEY ALFORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Sunday, 11 August 1996

 

            Services for Sidney Alford, 35, of Fresno, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Sterling Funeral Home Chapel. Mr. Alford died Wednesday. Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. today at the chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sidney Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 21 Jan 1961, last residence Fresno, Fresno Co., CA.

            CA Births lists Sidney Alford, born 21 Jan 1961 in Fresno Co., mother’s maiden name Davis.

 

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STELLA MAE HALFORD KENT

 

VISALIA TIMES-DELTA

Visalia, Tulare Co., CA—Thursday, 16 January 2003

                              

            Stella Mae Kent, 91, of Visalia passed away Saturday, Jan. 11, 2003, in Visalia. She was a homemaker.

            Stella was born to Joseph and Ola Halford on Sept. 25, 1911, in Junction City, Ark. Her parents moved to Albert, Okla., when she was 4 years old. While living in Albert, she met and married Pete Kent of Oklahoma. They moved to California in 1941. They had no children. Pete passed away in April 1972. They had been married almost 50 years at that time. Stella resided with her sister, Juanita, and her son, Donald Avery, for the last nine years.

            Survivors include her sister, Juanita Avery of Visalia her brother, John Wesley Halford of Prescott, Ariz. and 20 nieces and nephews.

            Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. today at Peers Lorentzen Funeral Chapel, Tulare. Services will be 2 p.m. Friday at the Heritage Chapel in the Visalia District Cemetery. Interment will be at Visalia District Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Stella M. Kent (SS# issued in CA), last residence Visalia, Tulare Co., CA.

 

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STEVENS MOORE ALVORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—Saturday, 14 July 2004

 

            Stevens Moore Alvord 1933–2004—Stevens passed away July 9, 2004 in Burbank, California. He was born February 4, 1933 in Idaho Falls, Idaho, to Harold Alvord and Blanche Moore. Steve proudly served in the United States Navy from 1952-1956. He was a professional Real Estate Broker, serving as the President of the Glendale Board of Realtors in 1973. Steve was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where he served in many callings. He had a strong work ethic and a generous heart. Steve was a loving husband, father, grandfather, son, brother and friend.

            He is survived by his wife of 33 years, June Hales Alvord; three daughters, Ruth (Ed) Apffel of Carlsbad, California, Lisa (Juan) Salomon of Glendale, California, and Joy (Eddie) Ortiz of Palmdale, California; three sons, Kurt (Cherie) Alvord of Palmdale, California, Hal (Diane) Alvord of Van Nuys, California, and Bruce (Amiee) Alvord of Kiev, Ukraine; twenty-three grandchildren; sister, Beverly (Preston) Richards of Salt Lake City, Utah; and former wife, Sue Burkhalter Alvord of La Crescenta, California.

            Preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Blanche Alvord; son, Justin Leon Peterson; and grandson, Mark Daniels Alvord....

            Services will be held Thursday, July 15, 2004, at noon, at the Glendale Stake Center, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1101 N. Central Ave., Glendale.... Interment will be at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills.

 

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Photos from Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co. CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Carole Mustion

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Stevens M. Alvord (SS# issued in CA), last residence Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His ALVORD lineage: Stevens Moore 1933 ID1, Harold Stevens 1897 UT2, Gideon Thaddeus 1863 UT3, Gideon Williams 1841 IA4, Thaddeus 1781 MA5, Joseph 1733 MA6, Joseph 1697 MA7, Ebenezer 1665 MA8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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SUSAN SUTTON HALFORD

 

PALO ALTO WEEKLY

Palo Alto, Santa Clara Co., CA—29 July 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998

 

            Susan Sutton Halford, 63, a resident of Atherton, died July 25 of cancer. She was a member of the Junior League, the Francisca Club and the Menlo Circus Club. A graduate of the Hamlins School in San Francisco, she attended the University of Nevada and the University of New Mexico, where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority.

            She is survived by her husband of 37 years, William W. Halford Jr., of Atherton; four daughters; and three grandchildren....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Susan S. Halford (SS# issued in NV) was born 3 Nov 1930, last residence Atherton, San Mateo Co., CA.

 

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THERESA EVELYN HICKS HOLFORD

 

OAKLAND TRIBUNE

Oakland, Alameda Co., CA—17 September 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Theresa Holford, 81, died on September 10, 2000. Funeral services were held at McGee Avenue Baptist Church, 1640 Stewart Street in Berkeley, California.

            She was born on August 8, 1919 in Austin, Texas. She graduated from Samuel Huston College of Austin in 1940 with a bachelor’s degree. She was employed by Richmond Public Schools.

            Surviving are her daughters, Lorraine Holford of Vallejo, California, and Barbara Holford King of Los Angeles, and sisters, Maxine Taylor, Waldine Tyler, and Joy McIntosh.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Theresa E. Holford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Richmond, Contra Costa Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Charles E. Holford, in this compilation.

 

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THERESA GUBSER ALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—31 January 1928

 

            In Los Angeles, January 30, Mrs. Theresa G. Alford, aged 57 years, beloved wife of W.H. Alford.

            Remains will be forwarded to Alexander, Ky., Tuesday. F.A. Utter & Son, funeral directors.

 

AAFA NOTES: Her memorial at FindAGrave.com, Alexandria Cemetery, Alexandria, Campbell Co., KY, says Theresa G. Gubser Alford was born 25 Feb 1879 and died in February 1928, wife of William H. Alford, 1869–1953, buried in the same cemetery.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John William Alford, b. 1811 England – d. 1890 Kentucky.

            Her husband’s lineage: William Henry 1869 KY1, James Henry 1839 OH2, John William 1811 England3, John 1783 England4, John 1759 England5, Edward 1725 England6, Robert bef 1699, England7.

 

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THERMON EARL ALFORD

 

PORTERVILLE RECORDER

Porterville, Tulare Co., CA—Friday, 24 June 2005

 

            Thermon Alford, a resident of Porterville, died in Panarama City Saturday, June 18, 2005. He was 70.

            A service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Whitehurst Loyd Chapel in Porterville. A rosary will be said at 6 p.m. Friday at Whitehurst Loyd Chapel in Porterville. Interment will be at San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery in Gustine.

            Mr. Alford was a native of Arkansas, and a resident of Porterville for 50 years. He was a military police officer in the United States Army. He worked as a supervisor at the state hospital. He was a member of The New Life Center Church in Porterville. He enjoyed playing cards and spending time with his family.

            He is survived by his two daughters, MaryAnn Sullivan of Thousand Oaks, and April Bruce of Rockland; three brothers, Virtis and Curtis Alford, both of Arkansas, and Roland Alford of Illinois; one sister, Aubra Dean of Arkansas; and two grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by his wife of eight years, Lenor Hail; two brothers; and one sister.

            Whitehurst Loyd Funeral Home in Porterville is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Thermon E. Alford (SS# issued in AR) was born 23 May 1935, last residence Porterville, Tulare Co., CA.

            We included the obituary of his brother Curtis Joe Alford in Arkansas Obituaries.

            Nevada Marriage Index, 1956–2005 (Ancestry.com) lists the marriage of Thermon Earl Alford and Rebecca F. Ciaramella, both residents of CA, on6 March 1970 in Las Vegas, NV.

            CA Divorce Index, 1966–1984 (Ancestry.com) lists the divorce of Thermon E. Alford and Rebecca F. Ciaramella in Oct 1972 in San Luis Obispo Co., CA.

            Nevada Marriage Index, 1956–2005 (Ancestry.com) lists the marriage of Thermon Earl Alford and Shirley Ann Broombaugh on 3 May 1974 in Clark Co., NV.

            CA Divorce Index, 1966–1984 (Ancestry.com) lists the divorce of Thermon E. Alford and Shirley A. Broombauch in Sept 1977 and again on 22 May 1980, both in Tulare Co., CA.

 

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THOMAS AARON ALFORD

 

IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS

El Centro, Imperial Co., CA—Wednesday, 20 September 2006

 

Thomas Aaron Alford

Aug. 2, 1954-Sept. 15, 2006

 

            Tommy Alford, 52, of El Cajon, CA passed away Friday in El Cajon.

            Tommy was born in El Centro, CA. and spent most of his life in the San Diego area, graduating from Mt. Helix high school. Tommy loved his family and friends, and was infamous for his entertaining skills, and making people laugh.

            A memorial mass will be ... Friday, September 22, at Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in El Centro, CA, at 7:30 p.m.

            Tommy was preceded in death by his father Mike Alford, and brother Troy Alford.

            Tommy is survived by his mother, Sandy Alford of Yuma, AZ; his sister and brother in law, Patty Alford Duron and Greg Duron of Yuma, AZ, his brother and sister in law, Tony and Shelly Alford of Vancouver WA, brother and sister in law, Timmy and Donna Alford of Pinecrest, CA., and nieces and nephews; Gregory Duron, Diana, Catherine, Michael, Cheryl and Christina Alford....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Thomas A. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence El Cajon, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Michael Aaron Alford and Sandra Jo Betchel Alford; and siblings Anthony Joseph “Tony” Alford and Patricia Irene Alford Duron in this compilation.

            CA Births lists Thomas Aaron Alford born 2 Aug 1954 in Imperial Co., mother’s maiden name Betchel.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy Known Descendants of Lodwick Alford and Judith Jackson.

            His lineage: Thomas Aaron 1956 CA1, Michael Aaron 1934 CA2, Aaron Leon 1913 TX3, Thomas Zachary 1886 TX4, Zachariah/Zachary Taylor 1850 GA5, James Andrew Jackson 1814 GA6, Lodwick 1775 NC7.

 

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THOMAS E. ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Friday, 6 March 1964

 

            Alford, Thomas E. Husband of Elvina Alford. Father of Edward J. Alford and Mrs. Mary D. Northcote. Brother of Anna Gray. Grandfather of Samuel L. Northcote and Mrs. Mary M. Dewson. Great-grandfather of Lisa J. Dewson. Services Mon. 2 p.m. Greenwood Mortuary. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery.

 

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SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Sunday, 8 March 1964

 

 

            Services for Thomas E. Alford, 73, who died Thursday [March 5] in his home, 3387 Gregory St., will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow in Greenwood Mortuary. Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery.

            A San Diegan 42 years, Alford was a native of England. He was a retired employe of the San Diego Transit System.

            Surviving are his widow, Alvina; a son, Edward J.; a daughter, Mrs. Mary D. Northcote, all of San Diego; a sister; two grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter.

 

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Photo from Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Claxton

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Thomas Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 27 Aug 1890 and died _____ March 1964, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Elvina Symons Alford; and children Edward John Alford and Mary Dorcas Alford Northcote in this compilation.

            CA Deaths confirms the birth and death dates of Thomas E. Alford, mother’s maiden name Roose.

            Their gravestone is engraved on the other side with these names, relationship to the Alfords unknown:

 

James G[arfield] Glass, 1881–1956

Mabel V[aughn] Glass, 1885–1950

 

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THOMAS HOLLAND ALFORD, SR.

 

THE TRIBUNE

San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo Co., CA—Friday, 16 December 2005

 

            Thomas H. Alford, Sr. passed away peacefully at home Monday, Dec. 12, 2005. A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005 at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Los Osos.

            Born June 29, 1916, in Los Angeles, Calif., Tom served in the Navy from 1935 to 1939. During his service in the Navy, he was aboard the USS Arizona, USS Yorktown and USS New York. In 1936 while serving on the USS Arizona and on their way home, the order came down to join the search for Amelia Earhart, who was lost in the South Pacific. Tom continued his service with the federal government by working for the F.A.A. and retired at age 55. He and his wife Mary then traveled the world. They traveled to Moscow, Leningrad and East Berlin during the height of the cold war. He was also an avid RV-er as well as a ham radio operator (W6VJS), and has friends all around the world.

            Tom was preceded in death by his daughter Dorothy Grace Dodson and three brothers Bill, Bob and Chet Alford.

            Tom is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary Adele; brother Jack Alford; sisters Evelyn Bradbury and Joan Alford; twin daughters Jean and her husband Gary Gillman, and Joan and her husband Roger Cliffe and their son Thomas H. Alford, Jr. and his wife Flo; ten grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren and one great great-grandchild....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Thomas H. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Morro Bay, San Luis Obispo Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Adele Reed Alford; parents Chester Arthur Alford Sr. and Evelyn T. Bell Alford; and siblings Chester Arthur “Chet” Alford, Evelyn Catherine Alford Stenger Bradbury, William Joseph Alford, and Robert Earl Alford in this compilation.

            CA Births lists Thomas H. Alford, born 29 June 1917 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Bell.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Thomas H. 1916 CA1, Chester Arthur 1887 LA2, Sidney Peterson 1857 AL3, Isaac Hinton 1807 NC4, Peyton ???? NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC6.

 

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THOMAS JAMES ALFORD

 

MERCED SUN-STAR

Merced, Merced Co., CA—Thursday, 17 February 2005

 

            Thomas James Alford, born on August 23, 1915 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota passed away on January 30, 2005 in Merced, California at the age of 89 years.

            Mr. Alford was employed as a Parts Controller for Luds Auto Parts for 32 years. He served in the United States Armed Forces in the National Guard during WWII and was a life member of the American Legion. Mr. Alford enjoyed the outdoors, hunting pheasant in his younger years and deep sea fishing.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his children, Thomas Alford Jr. of Yuca Valley, Janette Perez of Indio and Bertha Glass of Indio; his brother, Robert Alford of Pennsylvania and his sister-in-law, Marjorie Alford of Seaside; and 10 grandchildren.

            A Memorial service has been scheduled for Saturday, February 19, 2005, 11:00 am at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Chapel....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Thomas J. Alford (SS# issued in NE), last residence Merced, Merced Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his sister-in-law Marjorie Rose Alford in this compilation.

            From the Moore-Koeppe Family Tree on Ancestry.com, posted by a great-great-grandson of Thomas Roland Alford: Thomas James Alford was the son of Thomas Roland Alford and Bertha Wilhelmine Kuehn, who were married on 11 Nov 1908 in Hartford, Minnehaha Co., SD [South Dakota Marriages, 1905–1949 (Ancestry.com)].

            From CA Births: The birth records of his children, Thomas James Alford, Janette M. Alford, and Bertha K. Alford list their mother’s maiden name as Gardner.

            His lineage: Thomas James 1915 SD1, Thomas Roland 1883 MD2.

 

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TILLIE MAE ALFORD PRICE COMMONS

 

MODESTO BEE

Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA—2 June 1982

 

            A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in Turlock Memorial Park for Tillie Price Commons, 88, who died Tuesday in a local hospital after a long illness. Friends may visit from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday in the Allen Mortuary.

            She had lived in Turlock since the age of six, moving from Los Angeles. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Turlock Senior Citizens.

            She leaves a son, Melvin Price of Modesto; a brother, Fred Alfred of Turlock; a sister, Katherine Maddux of Modesto; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild.

 

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Photos from Turlock Memorial Park, Turlock, Stanilaus Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her father, John Thomas Alford; and siblings Fred Clarence Alford and Kathryn Ellen Alford Maddux in this compilation.

            Tillie’s first husband was Harley Price, married 11 Feb 1914 in Turlock, Stanislaus Co., CA. CA Deaths lists Harley Price, born 9 Aug 1875 in IA, died 29 Dec 1955 in Stanislaus Co., mother’s maiden name Vanorder.

            Her second husband was Lewis Rom Brooks, whom she married in1959. He died in 1980. She apparently married (3) _____ Commons.

            CA Deaths lists Tillie Mae Commons and Tillie Price Commons, born 21 July 1893 in CA, died 1 June 1982 in Stanislaus Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Fender.

            Her lineage: Tillie Mae 1893 CA1, John Thomas 1859 WI2, Thomas Frederick 1832 England2.

 

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TOMMY JOE ALFORD

 

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THE CALIFORNIAN

Salinas, Monterey Co., CA—22 March 2008

 

            Tommy was a nice guy. He lived and worked in the Salinas Valley area all his life. Tommy was born at the family home near Alpena, Ark., and at an early age the family moved to Greenfield. He attended the Greenfield School and graduated from King City High School. He worked for over 25 years for the county of Monterey as a janitor.

            Tommy loved to go hunting, ride around in a pickup, and talk about the old times in Greenfield. Tommy always had a soft spot in his heart for dogs. He liked all dogs and they liked him.

            Survivors: Sister, Norma Azcona; numerous nieces and nephews; and many good friends.

            Tommy touched everybody he met in a special way and he will be greatly missed.

            Donations: May be sent to the Mee Memorial Hospital Foundation.

            Celebration of Life: 11 a.m., Monday, March 24, at Whitehurst Grim Chapel, 429 Bassett St., King City. Burial: To follow at King City Cemetery.

            Arrangements: Whitehurst Grim Funeral Service. Contact: (831)-385-3241.

 

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Photo from King City Cemetery, King City, Monterey Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kathy Burpo Woodworth

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Tommy Joe Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 8 March 1942 and died 18 March 2008, last residence Salinas, Monterey Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his mother, Edith Vela Guess Alford, in this compilation.

 

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VELMA J. HALFORD

 

VENTURA COUNTY STAR

Ventura, Ventura Co., CA—1 July 2010

 

            Halford, Velma, 63, Ojai, bartender, died June 22. Arrangements by Perez Family Funeral Home, Camarillo.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Velma J. Halford (SS# issued in TX) was born 26 Oct 1946 , last residence Fresno, Fresno Co., CA.

 

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VERA ALFORD

 

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Santa Ana, Orange Co., CA—7 February 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Vera Alford of Huntington Beach passed away January 2, 2002. She was born in Arkansas on February 24, 1917. Her daughter, Juerita Horning, sister Ruth Light, and two grandchildren survive her. Services were held on Monday, January 7, 2002 at the Green Hills Chapel, Rancho Palos Verdes, California.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Vera Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Huntington Beach, Orange Co., CA.

 

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VERNA MOREDOCK ALFORD WILLIAMS

Grandmother of Jack Gordon Alford, AAFA #1273

 

Verna and her son Clell in 1933

Photo from Verna’s grandson Jack Alford—used with permission

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Friday, 17 February 1950

 

            Mrs. Verna Moredock Williams, 61 of 4571 Utah St., a San Diego resident 25 years, died yesterday afternoon [February 16] in a local hospital. Funeral arrangements are pending at the Rogers Mortuary.

            Mrs. Williams was born in Kentucky. She was a member of Southern Star Chapter, O.E.S., and the White Shrine.

            Surviving are three sons, Everett W., Roy C., and Clell E. Alford, all of San Diego, and five grandsons.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her first husband, Gus Walden Alford; and sons Clell Erwin Alford, Everett Walden Alford, and Roy Carl Alford in this compilation.

 

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VERNON JAMES ALFORD

 

DESERT TRAIL

Twentynine Palms, San Bernardino Co., CA—Wednesday, 18 October 2006

 

            World War II veteran Vernon James Alford, an 18-year resident of Yucca Valley, died Oct. 12, 2006, at Odyssey Health Care. He was 84 years old.

            He was born to Harvey and Agnes Swanger Alford on Nov. 24, 1922. A native of Denver, Colo., Mr. Alford lived in California for 80 years.

            As a member of the United States Navy during World War II, he served as a motor machinist’s mate third class on the mine sweeper USS Spear. He received a Victor Metal World War II Asiatic-Pacific and two stars American Area.

            After the war, Mr. Alford was self-employed with A&K Appliance for 45 years before he retired.

            He was preceded in death by his wife of 53 years, Flossie Nadine Alford, who died 12 years ago.

            He is survived by son Vernon Alford of Lake Isabella, daughters Diana Cressy and Terry Alford, both of Yucca Valley, Linda La Pora of Almena, Wisc., and Dorothy DeMartino of Riverside, 18 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren and lifelong friends Bob and Ella Gunter of Yucca Valley.

            A viewing will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Oct. 19 at Mountain Valley Memorial Park in Joshua Tree. A service will be held at 1 p.m. Oct. 20 at Mountain Valley Memorial Park. Interment will follow the service.

            In lieu of flowers, Mr. Alford’s family suggests donations be made in his name to Odyssey House, 74350 Country Club Drive, Palm Desert.

 

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Photo from Joshua Tree Memorial Park, Joshua Tree, San Bernardino Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Stacy O’Neil-Butts

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Vernon James Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Yucca Valley, San Bernardino Co., CA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Vernon James 1922 CO1, Harvey Vernon 1898 MO2, John Noah 1867 MO3, William 1844 TN4, John M. 1821 TN5, John 1786 NC/TN6.

 

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VICKIE KAY ARCHER ALFORD

 

MODESTO BEE

Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA—Thursday, 15 April 1999

 

July 8, 1962–April 11, 1999

 

            Vickie Kay Alford, 36, of Columbia died Sunday at the University of California Medical Center, Sacramento.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of Castro Valley. She lived in Columbia 12 years. She was a logger with Sierra Resource Management. And she worked for Armstrong Inc. She was a member of the Tuolumne County Humane Society.

            She is survived by her husband, Jeffery Alford of Columbia; children, Cody Alford, Bandit Alford and Cheyenne Alford, all of Columbia; mother, Constance Archer of Sonora; stepfather, Barry McLain of Sonora; brothers, Audie Archer of Twain Harte and Lonnie Archer of Jamestown; and sisters, Claudia Archer of Oakdale and Kendra Archer of Jamestown.

            A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Lazy Z Resort, Twain Harte. Private entombment. Terzich & Wilson Funeral Home, Sonora, in charge of arrangements.

            Remembrances may be made to the Vickie Alford Memorial Fund, in care of Sierra Resource Management, 12999 Sanguinetti Road, Sonora 95370.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Vickie K. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Sonora, Tuolumne Co., CA.

            CA Births lists Vickie K. Archer, born July 8 1962 in Alameda Co., mother’s maiden name Bingenhe.

 

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VIOLA BRITTEN HALLFORD

 

VISALIA TIMES-DELTA

Visalia, Tulare Co., CA—Tuesday, 2 March 2004

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Viola Britten Hallford, 97, of Pleasant Hill [Contra Costa Co.], passed away Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2004.

            She was born in Three Rivers [Tulare Co.] and a longtime resident of Porterville [Tulare Co.].

            She is survived by her son Richard of Martinez, two grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

            Donations in her memory may be made to the Three Rivers Historical Society, P.O. Box 162, Three Rivers, CA 93271.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Viola B. Hallford (SS# issued in CA) was born 18 Sept 1906, last residence Pleasant Hill, Contra Costa Co., CA.

            CA Births lists Viola E. Britten, born 18 Sept 1906 in Tulare Co., mother’s maiden name Siverton.

 

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VIRGINIA ELIZABETH ALFORD SPURLOCK

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Tuesday, 31 August 1971

 

TORRANCE, Calif.—Mrs. Virginia E. Alford Spurlock, 45, of Torrance, formerly of St. Albans, W. Va., died Saturday [August 28] in Torrance after an extended illness.

            She attended Wesley United Methodist Church.

            Surviving: husband, Ralph J. “Jack”; sons, Ralph at home, Theodore of Torrance; parents, the Rev. and Mrs. Herbert C. Alford of Scott Depot, W. Va.; brother, Clyde Alford of Hixson, Tenn; sister, Mrs. Marie Deel of Charleston, W. Va.

            Service will be 2 p.m. Thursday in Casdorph and Curry Funeral Home in St. Albans with the Rev. Bert Sayer and the Rev. Ralph McCormick officiating. Burial will be in Cunningham Memorial ParK.

            Friends may call after 2 p.m. Wednesday.

 

 

Photo from Cunningham Memorial Park, St. Albans, Kanawha Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Fitch

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituaries of her parents, Herbert Cecil Alford and Reba M. Hale Alford in West Virginia Obituaries.

            Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422, maintains a website for the Descendants of ‘Irish’ John Alford, including family genealogy, many photos, and historical information.

            Her lineage: Virginia Elizabeth 1926 WV1, Herbert Cecil 1906 WV2, Columbus Jackson 1866 WV3, George Washington 1837 VA4, Robert 1814 VA5, George 1763 Ireland6, John 1735 Ireland7.

 

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VIRGINIA HODGES ALFORD

 

PORT ARTHUR NEWS

Port Arthur, Jefferson Co., TX—Saturday, 6 July 1940

 

ALEXANDRIA [Rapides Parish, LA] News was received here today of the sudden death in Long Beach, Cal., of Mrs. Virginia Hodges Alford, who formerly resided here. Mrs. Alford was the widow of the late E.L. Alford, who died about two years ago following an automobile accident. The family had lived in Gulfport, Miss., and New Orleans, but following the death of her husband, she went to Los Angeles to reside with her sons, Edgar Lee Alford and John Ward Alford.

            She leaves one sister, Mrs. I.C. Sharman; one niece, Mrs. Nellie Grayson Clark of Alexandria, and two nephews, Frank Grayson, Alexandria, and Ashton Grayson, New Orleans.

 

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Photo from Mount Olivet Cemetery, Pineville, Rapides Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Karl & Paula T. Morley

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her daughter-in-law Virginia Stuart Alford in this compilation.

            From CA Deaths: Virginia Hodges Alford was born 15 Oct 1874 in IN and died 1 July 1940 [different than gravestone] in Los Angeles Co., father’s surname Hodges, mother’s maiden Coleman.

 

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VIRGINIA L. WEBB ALFORD

Sister-in-law of Hollis W. Alford, AAFA #0196, and Douglas Lee Alford, AAFA #0204

 

[Because of her close connections to MO, we also published her obituary in Missouri Obituaries.]

 

RICHLAND MIRROR

Richland, Pulaski Co., MO—Wednesday, 15 September 1999

 

            Virginia L. Alford, Jr., the daughter of Frank Leonard Webb and Gladys Olivet Hall Webb, was born May 13, 1922 in Ironton, Ohio and departed this life September 5, 1999 in Laguna Hills, Calif. at the age of 77 years.

            On October 6, 1949, she was united in marriage with E.C. “Chuck” Alford, Jr., and to this union was born one son.

            At the time of her death, she was a member of the Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Hills, Calif. In 1994, Virginia moved from Richland, Mo. to Lake Forest, Calif. She was a member of the DAV, VFW, Alley Cats, American Legion, Christian Women’s Club, worked to send flowers to patients in hospitals, and was also the first female commander of the DAV Auxiliary in Missouri.

            She is survived by her son, E.C. Alford III and his wife Christy of Jefferson City, Mo. She is preceded in death by her parents and her husband, E.C. Alford who passed away October 21, 1991.

            Graveside services were held September 11, 1999 at 11 a.m. at Oaklawn Cemetery in Richland.... Escorts were members of the DAV from Lebanon.

 

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DAILY RECORD

Lebanon, MO—10 September 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Virginia L. Alford, 77, of Lake Forest, Calif., formerly of Richland, died Sunday, Sept. 5, 1999, in Laguna Hills, Calif. She was born May 13, 1922, at Ironton, Ohio to Frank Leonard Webb and Gladys Olivet Hall and was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, E.C. Alford, Jr. Virginia was a homemaker. Survivors include a son, E.C. Alford III, and his wife Christy of Jefferson City [MO].

            Graveside services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, September 11, 1999, at the Oaklawn Cemetery in Richland, under the direction of Colonial Funeral Chapel of Richland....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Virginia L. Alford (SS# issued in OH), last residence Lake Forest, Orange Co., CA.

            We included the obituary of her husband, E.C. “Chuck” Alford, in Missouri Obituaries.

            For more information on E.C.’s family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John Alford b. ca 1801 NC.

            Her husband’s lineage: E.C. 1927 TX1, Elton Clyde 1894 TX2, Julius Caesar 1864 TX3, Marmaduke 1833 AL4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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VIRGINIA RUTH ALFORD

 

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Santa Ana, Orange Co., CA—Tuesday, 1 February 2005

 

            Virginia Ruth Alford, 88, of San Clemente, a homemaker, died Jan. 22, 2005, of natural causes. Services: 1:30 p.m. Saturday, St. Mark Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach. Arrangements by Pacific View Memorial Park, Newport Beach.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Virginia R. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 15 May 1916, last residence San Clemente, Orange Co., CA.

 

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W. WARD “AL” ALFRED

 

DAILY NEWS

Red Bluff, Tehama Co., CA—Saturday, 18 June 2011

 

            Alfred, (Al) W. Ward—Passed away Tuesday, June 14, 2011 at Mercy Medical Center in Redding of pneumonia, he was 78. Al was born in Fowlerville, MI and raised in Jackson, MI. As a young teen he ran his own bicycle repair shop and later got into cars which lasted him his entire life.

            On June 15, 1953 he married his childhood sweetheart Doris (Dody) Marie Vilminot and they had four children, two girls and two boys, Dawn, Kim, Cindy and Allen. Al passed away just an hour and a half shy of their 58th Wedding Anniversary. Al loved his family with all his heart and would gladly die for any one of them.

            Al was a Korean War Veteran serving in the United States Air Force from 1951-1955. After the service he worked as a welder at Walker Manufacturing in Jackson, MI. In the early ‘60’s he got into drag racing and later also enjoyed stock car racing, two sports he loved his whole life. He had many favorite drivers including Richard Petty and the John Force family. He opened his first Speed Shop, Speedcraft Automotive in Jackson, specializing in racing equipment.

            On New Year’s Day in 1968 while watching the Rose Bowl Game Al decided it was time for a warmer climate and so he moved his family to Southern California, settling first in Altadena and then moved to Glendale. In 1972 he moved his family to the San Fernando Valley to Lake View Terrace. He worked for Ford Dealerships and a Cadillac Dealership in Hollywood, downtown Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA as Body Shop and Parts Department Managers. In 1980 he opened two Auto Parts stores, Award Auto Parts, in Sun Valley, CA and continued racing. He also liked taking his two sons and youngest daughter dirt bike riding in Gorman in Southern California.

            In 1986 Al and Dody moved north to Red Bluff where Al opened Award Auto Parts on Antelope Blvd. He sold the business in 1997 but continued working there. He quit Award Auto Parts and found that retirement wasn’t for him. So he then went to work for Napa Auto Parts on Main St. in Red Bluff.

            Al built a pink Pinto with a 429 engine for his youngest daughter, Cindy, who drag raced in Redding along with her dad who had a funny car. They both had many fans on and off the racetrack.

            In 1998 Al and Dody opened Sips ‘n Snacks Ice Cream Parlor on Oak St. The shop was decorated in a 1950’s theme but had to be closed in 2000 after Al suffered a stroke and Dody broke her shoulder.

            After his retirement Al still enjoyed watching racing, MMA cage fighting, boxing and football, always cheering on his favorite Oakland Raiders. He also enjoyed other TV shows, playing Monopoly with Dody and going out to dinner with her. His favorite place to eat was M & M Ranch House on Antelope Blvd.

            He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Dody of Red Bluff, three children Dawn, Kim and Cindy, all of Red Bluff. Al is also survived by 16 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by his youngest son Allen in 1997.

            As per his wishes there will be no viewing or Memorial Service.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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WALTER ALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—8 November 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Walter Alford, a publicist who worked on leading Broadway shows in the 1940’s, 1950’s, and 1960’s, as well as films and television in Europe and Hollywood died on November 6 at Leisure World (a board and care facility) in Laguna Hills. He was 90.

            He was born on November 14, 1912 in Ottawa, Canada. In 1939, after a stint as a Canadian Merchant Seaman and a teacher of English and French at Albert College in Canada, he was as an apprentice press agent in the Shubert press department. One of his first assignments in New York was Hellzapopin with the comics Olsen and Johnson. He also worked as a press representative for the Playwrights Co. and remained until the organization disbanded in 1960. During his long and illustrious career, Walter worked summers, from 1953-1956, for the Summer Festival at Tanglewood in Massachusetts and did public relations for John Springer Association of New York, handling Broadway and Off Broadway stage plays and clients from films, television, and opera. His work took him to Italy in 1967 for Franco Zefirelli’s Romeo and Juliet. He settled in Italy and worked in films until 1980 when he returned to Los Angeles, California. After a brief hiatus, Walter did free lance work for movies and television. He worked with many of the luminaries of stage and screen on hundreds of productions. Many of these people were among his friends. For a more complete bibliography of Walter Alford’s work, refer to Notable Names in the American Theater published by James T. White & Co.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Walter Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 14 Nov 1912, last residence Laguna Hills, Orange Co., CA.

 

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WALTER T. ALFORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Thursday, 29 June 1995

 

            Graveside services for Walter Alford, 30, of Firebaugh, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at San Joaquin National Cemetery in Santa Nella.

            Mr. Alford, a handyman for six years, died Sunday [June 25]. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today at Madera Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Walter T. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 11 Sept 1964, last residence not listed.

            CA Deaths lists Walter T. Alford, born 11 Sept 1964 in CA, died 25 June 1995 in Madera Co., mother’s maiden name Covington.

            CA Births lists Walter T. Alford, born 11 Sept 1964 in Humboldt Co., mother’s maiden name Covington.

 

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WANDA LEE ALFORD PHILLIPS

 

VISALIA TIMES-DELTA

Visalia, Tulare Co., CA—Tuesday, 13 February 2007

 

            Born at Woodlake, Calif., to Kenneth and Violet Alford, a third generation Woodlake family, on April 20, 1934, she passed away in Visalia on Feb. 9, 2007, at the age of 72.

            Wanda grew up in Tulare and graduated from Tulare Union High School. She married Grover J. Phillips in Farmersville at the Methodist Church on March 1, 1954. Mr. Phillips passed away in 1991. Wanda worked 26 years at Early California Foods olive processing plant in Visalia as a grader. She was a member of First Jesus Name Church of Cameron Creek.

            Survivors include her daughter, Christi, and her husband, Leonard Phillips, of Farmersville; her brother, Gary Alford of Corcoran, her sister, Joanne Alford of Exeter; two grandchildren, Leonard and wife Valori Phillips of Lindsay and Jedd and wife, Sarah Philips of Farmersville; and four great-grandchildren.

            Visitation will be 2-7 p.m. today at Smith Family Chapel, Exeter. Graveside service will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Exeter Cemetery. Online condolences: www.smithfamilychapel.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Wanda L. Phillips (SS# issued in CA), last residence Exeter, Tulare Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Richard Earl Alford and Joanne Louella Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Joyce Ellene Alford Espinoza Muleback in Oregon Obituaries.

            CA Deaths lists Kenneth Earl Alford, born 25 Jan 1906 in CA, died 2 Nov 1986 in Tulare Co., mother’s maiden name Mason.

            In 1930, Tulare, Tulare Co., CA: Kenneth Alford, age 25 b. CA (parents b. ID); wife Violet 20 CA (parents b. GA); and children Joyce 2-4/12 CA, and Kenneth 8/12 CA. Kenneth was age 21 and Violet age 16 at first marriage.

            In 1920, Lemon Cove, Tulare Co., CA: William Alford 57 CA (parents b. VA); wife Mary E. 49; son Oliver C. 24 CA, wife [presumably of Oliver] Ida M. 26 AR, son William E. 20 CA, son Lenney 18 CA, dau Juliette 15 CA, son Earl K. 13 CA, son Millard F. 11 CA, and son Larnch Z. 9-4/12 CA; and brother Lemuel Alford 64 CA single.

            In 1930, Dinuba, Tulare Co., CA: William Alford, 68 b. CA (parents b. VA), and wife Mary E. 58 CA (parents b. IA). William was age 27 and Mary was 17 at first marriage.

            In 1900, Tulare, Tulare Co.,CA—all b. in CA except Russell: William Alford 37 b. Apr 1863, wife Mary E. 28 b. June 1871; children: Viola 8 b. July 1891, Pearl 6 b. Oct 1893, Oliver 5 b. Apr 1895, Agidous 3 b. Jan 1897, Leonard 2 b. Apr 1898, and son Nillie 1/12 b. Apr 1900; father Russell Alford 72 b. Nov 1826 in VA widowed; and brother Lemuel Alford 44 b. Jan 1856 single.

            In 1880, Mussel Slough, Tulare Co., CA: Russel Alford 53 VA (parents b. VA); wife Julia 53 VA (parents b. VA); Landy 27 IA, Lemuel 24 CA, Milliard 22 CA, Sarah 21 CA, William 17 CA, Ella 16 CA, and Julia 14 CA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Wanda Lee 1934 CA1, Kenneth Earl 1906 CA2, William 1863 CA3, Russell 1826 VA4, William 1800 VA5.

 

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WANDA VIRGINIA ALFORD FLINT TANKERSLEY

 

CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Friday, 8 November 2002

 

 

PRUNEDALE [Monterey Co.], Calif.—Wanda Virginia Alford, a native of Cannelton, W.Va., was born March 11, 1932, and died at her home in Prunedale on Oct. 31, 2002.

            Like many West Virginians, Wanda migrated to California in the early 1950s to find employment. She became a very successful businesswoman and was president of Wanda Alford Enterprises. She leaves many friends and her remaining family who will miss her wondrous joy of life and infectious laughter.

            Over the years, Wanda was a benefactor to the Carbondale Baptist Church, Cannelton. During the congregation’s drive to rebuild, she donated the money for the church steeple in memory of her deceased son, Ricky; deceased brother, Jack Alford Jr.; and her deceased parents, Jack and Violet Tawney Alford. Annually, she sent significant funds in order to assist the church with their building and community projects.

            Survivors include her sons and a daughter-in-law, Roy “Butch” and Lou Flint and Carey Tankersley; and her grandchildren, Ron Flint, April Flint and Michelle Tankersley. All live in Prunedale, near Wanda.

            Her sister and brother-in-law, Lorraine and Earl Danbery of Cannelton; nieces, Sharon Danbery Griffith and Beverly Danbery Roswell of Charleston; nephews, Rodney Danbery of Clarksville, Tenn., Randy Danbery of Kanawha Falls and Rick Danbery of Fairmont; five great-nephews and two great-nieces.

            Arrangements are being conducted by Healey Mortuary, Salinas, Calif., and she was placed in Queen of Heaven Cemetery....

 

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THE CALIFORNIAN

Salinas, Monterey Co., CA—Tuesday, 5 November 2002

 

            Wanda Virginia Alford, 70, of Prunedale, died Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002, at her home.

            She was born March 11, 1932, in Smithers, W.Va., and lived in Prunedale for 30 years.

            She was a self-employed property developer and gained a reputation as one of the most successful building contractors in Monterey County.

            Her elegant talent for design left a lasting impression on the premiere homes in the north Monterey County area.

            Survivors: Sons, Butch Flint and Carey Lee Tankersley, both of Prunedale sister, Lorraine Danbery of West Virginia three grandchildren and two nieces and three nephews, all of West Virginia.

            *Services: A party will be held in her honor from 1 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 17, at the Prunedale Grange Hall. Family, friends and business associates are invited to attend to eat, drink and be merry, as we remember her together. There will be a photographer available to take portraits of your families.

            *Cremation: Directed by Healey Crematory Co. of Salinas.

            *Entombment of ashes: Will be at the Queen of Heaven Cemetery, 18200 Damian Way in Salinas....

            *Arrangements: Healey Mortuary, 405 N. Sanborn Road in Salinas.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Wanda V. Alford (SS# issued in NC or WV), last residence Salinas, Monterey Co. ,CA.

            We included the obituaries of her parents, Jack Alford Sr. and Violet Elizabeth Tawney Alford; and her siblings Lorraine Alford Danbery and Jack Alford Jr. in West Virginia Obituaries.

            Wanda V. Alford, age 30, married Ronald L. Tankersley, age 25, on 22 June 1962 in Los Angeles Co., CA [CA Marriages].

            Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422, maintains a website for the Descendants of ‘Irish’ John Alford, including family genealogy, many photos, and historical information.

            Her lineage: Wanda Virginia 1932 WV1, Jack 1906 WV2, Andrew Milton 1862 WV3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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WARREN HERBERT HALFORD

 

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY TRIBUNE

West Covina, Los Angeles Co., CA—Wednesday, 24 March 2010

 

            Warren H. Halford, Born 6/27/1925 in Oklahoma, a resident of Azusa, CA and a Veteran of the Army Air Corps passed away on 3/18/2010. He is survived by his wife Euleta, his sons Tom, Larry and Fletcher Halford, his daughter Linda McCartney, his sister Lillian Rex and by grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Please contact Oakdale Memorial Park for service details.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Warren Herbert Halford, (SS# issued in CA), last residence Azusa, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Euleta Lorraine Halford, in this compilation. She died less than a month after Warren.

 

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WARREN NEWTON ALFORD

Brother of Kenneth Lee Alford, AAFA #0934, Dorothy Alford Smith, AAFA #0918, and Elmyra Elizabeth Alford McWhinney, AAFA #0930

 

MERCURY NEWS

San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA—Wednesday, 14 July 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997

 

            Alford, Warren N., 87, of Campbell, chauffeur. Private inurnment in Madronia Cemetery, Saratoga. Arrangements by Neptune Society of San Jose.

 

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Photo from Madronia Cemetery, Saratoga, Santa Clara Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jennifer

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Warren N. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 7 May 1906 and died 12 July 1993, last residence Campbell, Santa Clara Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Kathryn Iliff Gould Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Kenneth Lee Alford in Hawaii Obituaries.

            CA Deaths lists Warren Newton Alford, born 7 May 1906 in CA, died 13 July 1993 in Santa Clara Co., mother’s maiden name Purviance.

            CA Births lists Warren N. Alford, born 7 May 1906 in Santa Clara Co., mother’s maiden name Purvianc.

 

1920 CENSUS

Watsonville (District 250), Santa Cruz Co., CA

Dwelling #61

 

Fred H. Alford            head               34         CA      railroad switchman

Sarah                           wife                34         NE

Warren                        son                  13         CA

Eugene                        son                  11         CA

Leroy                           son                    8         CA

Dorothy                       dau           2-5/12         CA

 

It is not clear why the head of this family is listed as Fred H. Alford when his name was apparently Harry Newton Alford. His brother (see 1910) is named Fred. Fred is listed separately in 1920:

 

San Francisco Assembly District 24 (District 316), San Francisco Co., CA

Dwelling #181

 

William. Ballinger       head               53         Can, Eng, Eng street sign writer, emigrated 1866

Marie E.                      wife                57         CA AR VA

Alice                            daughter         11         CA Can CA

Fred Alford                 stepson           31         CA IL CA       fireman, single

Harry N. Alford          stepson           25         CA IL CA       first marriage 4 years

                                                                                                RR painter

 

1910 CENSUS [parents living apart]

Redwood, Santa Clara Co., CA

Dwelling #157

 

W.C. Purviance           head               65         OH KY OH    first marriage 31 years

Almira                         wife                49         NE IN IN        4 children, 4 living

Dorsey                         son                  18         NE OH NE

Alvira Alford              daughter         24         NE OH NE     first marriage 4 years, 2 children, 2 living

Warren                        grandson          3         CA CA NE

Eugene                        grandson          1         CA CA NE

 

San Francisco Assembly District 33 (District 68), San Francisco Co., CA

Dwelling #40

 

Wm. V. Ballinger        head               44         Can, Eng, Eng       first marriage 6 years

                                                                                                      RR sign painter

                                                                                                      emigrated 1866

Marie E.                      wife                47         CA AR VA           second marriage 6 years

                                                                                                      9 children, 6 living

Fred Alford                 stepson           22         CA IL CA             RR brakeman

Harry N. Alford          stepson           25         CA IL CA             first marriage 4 years

                                                                                                      RR painter

Alice M. Ballinger       adopted            2         CA CA CA

                                    daughter

 

            AAFA records and Ancestry.com records—Family Trees, California Birth Index 1905–1995, California Death Index 1940–1997, and SSDI—provide further information on this family:

 

            Harry Newton Alford; m. Sarah Lavina Purviance (6 Sept 1885, NE–17 Apr 1965, Santa Clara Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Wyne); daughter of Warren C. Purviance and Elmyra Teressa Wyne.

 

            On Harry Newton Alford’s WWI Draft Registration Card, he is age 33, a chief engineer for Geo. W. Pennington & Sons, living in San Francisco. He provides his birth date, 15 Feb 1885, and names his wife Sarah Lavina Alford.

            See AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Charles Alford (1790 NC–1858 IL) & Mary Elizabeth Tipton for more information on this family.

            His lineage: Warren Newton 1906 CA1, Harry Newton 1885 CA2, John Wesley 1853 IL3, Matthew Nelson 1819 AL4, Charles 1790 NC5.

 

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WENDELL COREY ALFORD

 

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Bakersfield, Kern Co., CA—Tuesday, 7 June 2005

 

 

            Wendell C. Alford April 13, 1951 June 3, 2005 Graveside services will be held Wednesday, June 8, 2005 at 10 a.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park, for Wendell C. Alford, 54, who went to be with the Lord, June 3, 2005. Pastor Duane Meadors of New Life in Christ Church will officiate at the services. Visitation will be held today at Mish Funeral Home, 120 Minner Ave., from 5-8 p.m.

            Wendell worked as a private mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service and was employed at Conglas in the maintenance dept. for several years. Wendell was warm, loving and caring with a wonderful sense of humor.

            Wendell is preceded in death by his mother, Mary. He is survived by wife, Brenda; his father, William Alford; sister and brother-in-law, Devie and Joe Blackmon; mother-in-law, Jeannette Barnes and brother-in-law, Kenny Maxwell; three nephews, Matthew and Dustin Maxwell and Joey Blackmon; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins and many wonderful loving friends....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Wendell C. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Bakersfield, Kern Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of his parents, William Boyd Alford and Mary Joyce Waldron Alford, in this compilation.

            CA Births lists Wendell Corey Alford, born 13 Apr 1951 in Kern Co., mother’s maiden name Waldron.

 

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WILLARD ELLSWORTH “BILL” ALFORD

Father of Darrell Vaughn Alford, AAFA #1417

 

 

Photos from his son Darrell Alford

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—30 May 1991

 

            A graveside service for Willard E. “Bill” Alford of Salinas, Calif., a former Oregon City resident, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Mt. View Cemetery in Oregon City.

            Mr. Alford died May 17 in a Salinas hospital of complications from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 71.

            He was born July 20, 1919, in Halsey. He married Opal Yvonne Thompson on April 4, 1942, in West Linn, and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

            An employee of Southern Pacific railroad for 41 years, Mr. Alford worked as an assistant signal supervisor in Portland, Oak Ridge, Ogden, Utah, and Klamath Falls. He lived in the Clackamas County area for about 16 years, and had been a resident of Salinas since 1964. Mr. Alford retired in 1979.

            Survivors besides his wife include his sons, Michael W. of West Linn and Darrell V. of Westboro, Mass.; sister, Reine Shook of Albany; and one grandchild.

            The family suggests that remembrances be contributions to a favorite charity.

 

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Photo from Mountain View Cemetery, Oregon City, Clackamas Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Erin Wallace

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his wife, Opal Yvonne Thompson Alford, in this compilation.

            CA Deaths confirms his birth and death dates and lists his mother’s maiden name as Gormley. He was the son of George Willard Alford and Cecile Mae Gormley.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy Descendants of John & Mary Alford of Frederick County Virginia.

            His lineage: Willard Ellsworth 1919 OR1, George Willard 1892 OR2, Isaac Newton 1856 OR3, Thomas 1802 VA4, William 1775 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ?? 7.

 

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WILLIAM ALVORD

 

Photo from: Theodore Henry Hittell , William Alvord: born January 3, 1833, died December 21, 1904 (San Francisco: Alvord Memorial Committee of the California Academy of Sciences, 1905); available online at Google Books.

 

SAN FRANCISCO CALL

San Francisco, CA—22 December 1904

 

            William Alvord died yesterday morning at his home in this city, the cause being heart failure. For many years a. leading figure in the commercial life of San Francisco, his death caused great sorrow. Flags were half masted on the Bank of California, of which institution he was president continuously from April 9, 1878, and other business and banking institutions lowered flags as a token of respect to his memory. No man in the city has taken more active interest in the welfare of San Francisco. Few, if any, have been distinguished in an equal number of directions.

            William Alvord came to San Francisco In 1853. He was born in Albany, New York, January 3. 1833. When he was seventeen years old he began business as clerk in a hardware store, in New York City. Three years later he arrived in San Francisco and followed the same line of business two years in the same capacity. In 1855 he established the hardware firm of Alvord & Haviland, in Marysville and, two years later the firm of Alvord & Co. in San Francisco. This connection continued until 1867.

            Mr. Alvord went abroad on account of poor health, in 1866. Upon his return to this city, in 1867, he was elected president of the Pacific Rolling Mill Company and continued as such during twenty years. His tastes were artistic. In 1871 he was elected president of the San Francisco Art Association, a position that he occupied four successive terms. He was elected Mayor of San Francisco in 1871 and filled the mayoralty chair two years. In 1873 he was appointed a Commissioner of Golden Gate Park and served until 1882. He was also a Police Commissioner of this city from 1878 to 1899.

 

CAREER WITH BANK

 

            His connection with the Bank of California began in November, 1871, when he was elected a director of the bank to fill the vacancy occasioned by the death of William J. Barron. He became vice president of the bank in October, 1875. On the resignation of D.O. Mills, Mr. Alvord was made president.

            In 1890 and 1891 Mr. Alvord was president of the American Forestry Association of Washington. D. C. In the latter year, he was elected president of the Alaska-Treadwell Gold Mining Company. In many other connections he was given the first place. He was made president of the Alaska-Mexican Gold Mining Company in 1893; of the California Academy of Sciences in the same year; president of the San Francisco Clearing House; president of the Alaska United Gold Mining Company. He was president of these several bodies at the time of his death.

            Mr. Alvord served as president of the Pacific Club, the Loring Club, the Astronomical Society of the Pacific and chairman of the local board of directors of the London, Liverpool and Globe Insurance Company, holding the latter office many years. At the time of his death he was also a director of the Selby Smelting and Lead Works, of the Security Savings Bank, the United Railroads of San Francisco, the San Francisco Breweries (Limited), the Spreckels and Western Sugar Refining companies, and the California Title and Insurance Company.

 

A GENTLE MAN

 

            While he was prominent in these varied capacities, he had a strong hold upon the affections of countless citizens of California by reason of his gentleness and purity of life. Whatever was low or mean repelled him. To him consistently was given the title of gentleman. He daily visited Golden Gate Park and fed the birds. His charities were many and unostentatious.

            For some weeks prior to his death Mr. Alvord had been ailing, but he was at his desk as late as December 13. Last Sunday he took a drive. When he died his stepson, Dr. James W. Keeney, was with him. Mrs. Alvord died some time ago. Two stepsons, Charles M. Keeney and Dr. James W. Keeney, survive. There are relatives in the East.

            Appropriate action in memory of Mr. Alvord will be taken by the various organizations to which he belonged. The directors of the Bank of California will adopt resolutions of respect at their next meeting. The office of president of the bank will probably remain vacant until the quarterly meeting of the directors in the second week in January.

            Mr. Alvord evidently knew that he was in danger of death. Yesterday a letter was received by the Academy of Sciences, in which Mr. Alvord had written that he wished to resign the presidency of the academy and that he had resigned other positions. . He added that he was likely to drop from his chair at any time. Within half an hour after the letter was opened in the Academy of Sciences building, news was received that Mr. Alvord was dead.

 

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SAN FRANCISCO CALL

San Francisco, CA—28 December 1904

 

BANKER’S WILL IS FILED FOR PROBATE AND TRUST COMPANY WILL BE EXECUTOR

 

            The will of William Alvord, late president of the Bank of California, was filed for probate yesterday and special letters of administration were granted by Judge Coffey to the California Title Insurance and Trust Company, which was named by the deceased as his executor. According to the statement of T.Z. Blakeman, who was the banker’s attorney, the estate is worth less than a million dollars.

            The testament is holographic and was dated June 7, 1903, with a codicil of August 3 of the same year. After many specific bequests to charity and to relatives, all the remainder of the estate, personal and real, is given to Alvord’s stepsons, Charles McIntosh Keeney and Dr. James Ward Keeney, and their wives and children, share and share alike. Charles Keeney, who is the secretary of the California Title Insurance and Trust Company is the father of two daughters, one of whom, Mrs. Ethel Tomlinson, lives in New York. Dr. Keeney’s children number three.

            The remembrances for charity and science are as follows: San Francisco Orphan Asylum, $1000; Roman Catholic Orphan Asylum, $1000; Pacific Hebrew Orphan Asylum and Home Society, $1000; Maria Kip Orphanage, $1000; Widows’ and Orphans’ Aid Association of the Police Department, $2000; Astronomical Society of the Pacific, $5000; Academy of Sciences (for the improvement of the herbarium), $5000.

            Bequests to relatives are: To a cousin, Henry Alvord Robinson of New York, $10,000 in trust for him and his sisters’ children; to cousins Henry A. Robinson, Mrs. Annie K. Wilson, Miss Elizabeth Green, Mrs. Charles Rohlfs (Anna Catherine [sic: Katharine] Green, the novelist), $1000 each; to cousins Captain Benjamin Alvord, U.S.A.; William C. Alvord and Louisa A. Craig, $1000 each, and $500 to each of their children; to Miss Leontine S. Blakeman, $1000; to Professor Samuel M. Alvord, Hartford Public High School, $500; to Miss Nora Donahue, maid of the banker’s late wife, $1000.

            In the codicil the testator leaves a silver salver, pitcher and mugs to William C. Alvord. They were given many years ago by the Pacific Insurance Company as a testimonial to Alvord. Also $1000 each is given to the wife of William C. Alvord and the wife of Captain Benjamin Alvord.

 

Photo from Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gerald Morlidge Jr.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Eliza McIntosh Keeney Alvord; and his brother Henry Benjamin Alvord in this compilation.

            From the biography by Theodore Henry Hittell (see photo reference): “Though he had lived the most of his life as a bachelor, he in June, 1884, married Mrs. Mary E. Keeney, to whom he became an attached and devoted husband.”

            Selleck Whitney and Betsey Knapp had daughters Mary Elizabeth Whitney and Emma Whitney. Mary married William Alvord on 19 Jan 1827 in NY. William died in 1837 in SC, and Mary died in 1870 in San Francisco. William and Mary are William Alvord’s parents. Mary’s sister Emma married Hamilton Robinson. In 1850, William Alvord, 17 b. NY, clerk, is living in the household of Hamilton and [his mother’s sister] Emma Robinson, parents of cousins he named in his will, Henry Alvord Robinson and Anna Robinson Wilson.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His ALVORD lineage: William 1833 NY1, William 1801 VT2, William 1766 MA3, Elisha 1731 MA4, Joseph 1697 MA5, Ebenezer 1665 MA6, Alexander 1627 England7, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England8.

 

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WILLIAM A. ALFORD

 

NORTH COUNTY TIMES

Escondido, San Diego Co., CA—19 March 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

VISTA—William A. Alford, 66, died on Saturday, March 16, 2002, in San Diego.

            Born on June 18, 1935, in Port Angeles, Washington, he lived in Vista for 31 years. He was a sales associate for Star Building Supply in San Marcos for seven years. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of the North Vista Baptist Church.

            His wife, Elizabeth Alford of Vista, a brother, Thomas Alford of Redding, and a sister, Helen Evans of Redding, survive Mr. Alford.

            A memorial service was held on March 19 at the North Vista Baptist Church, 1120 Highland Avenue in Vista. Interment was at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in Point Loma. Allen Brothers Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jerry Huffman

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of William A. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Vista, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his mother Paula E. Alford in this compilation.

 

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WILLIAM ALEXANDER ALFORD

 

SAN FRANCISCO CALL

San Francisco, CA—7 August 1892

 

William Alford Shot on Folsom Street by Edward Corbett

The Shooter Under Arrest

He Declares That He Fired at a Crowd That Upset His Wagon, Intending to Scare Them

 

            William Alford was shot and probably fatally wounded by Edward Corbett late Friday night, and now lies at his home at 230 Tenth street in a critical condition.

            Both the men were acquainted and were supposed to be friends, and no cause for the deed can be assigned.

            The shooting occurred on the corner of Tenth and Folsom streets shortly before 11 o’clock, Friday night, in the presence of several people, all of whom ran off when the first shot was fired. The bullet struck Alford in the back between the eighth and ninth ribs, and passed through the central lobe of the right lung, inflicting a wound which has caused several hemorrhages.

            There was an old grudge existing between the men, and although they were acquaintances they have never been friends.

            Alford, who is only 36 years of age, was employed as a teamster by D.S. Cartwright, a drayman at Mission and Main streets. A. Wenske, the owner of the house, found him lying there in a pool of blood and carried him up to his room.

            Dr. McGovern was immediately summoned and after an examination of the wound declared that Alford could live but for a few days and the matter was reported to the Southern station. Corbett was arrested in his home at 333 Twelfth street last night and booked at the Southern Station on a charge of assault with Intent to commit murder.

            Corbett gave an account of the shooting when interviewed last night. He said that for some months past unknown men had unscrewed the nuts holding the wheels on his wagons and that on one occasion one of his teamsters narrowly escaped death by having a wheel go off the axle.

            At about 11 o’clock Friday night one of his hostlers informed him that some hoodlums were wrecking his wagons, and he left his home at 230 Twelfth street, taking his revolver with him. When he reached the stables, near Twelfth and Folsom streets, he saw four men upsetting the wagon and he fired five shots at them for the purpose of scaring them, never intending to harm Alford. As the stable is situated near Twelfth and Folsom streets, and Alford was shot down at Tenth and Folsom streets, the police are of the opinion that Corbett deliberately followed his victim and shot him down in cold blood.

            Five shots in all were fired by Corbett, every one of which are supposed to have taken effect. A. Weise, with whom Alford has been living for the past year, gives the young man an excellent character. He says that Alford was walking along Folsom street, and knew nothing of the attempt to wreck the truck when he was shot by Corbett.

            Owing to the serious nature of the wounds Corbett was refused bonds and is still incarcerated. Corbett appears to think that he was justified in shooting and expresses regret that he did not “kill a few of the fellows that upset the wagon.”

 

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SAN FRANCISCO CALL

San Francisco, CA—23 August 1892

 

            Additional testimony for the prosecution of Edward Corbett, charged with murder for fatally shooting William Alford on the night of August 5, was heard yesterday in Department of the Police Court.

            George Wense of 230 Tenth street testified that Alford lived in his house three months before he was shot. On Saturday morning, August 6, Alford told witness that he had been shot by Corbett. He said that some hoodlums had turned over wagons on Harrison street, and as he came along soma shots were fired. Several men were running up Tenth street, and Alford turned and ran with them. He turned into a sandlot nearby and asked Corett, who held a pistol in his hand, not to shoot him. After he had reached Folsom street he discovered that he had been shot.

            Officers Smith and Monison.who arrested Corbett, testified that the defendant said he shot Alford because his wagons wero being wrecked.

            This closed the case for the prosecution and a continuance was taken until 7:30 o’clock to-night, when testimony for the defense will be heard.

 

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SAN FRANCISCO CALL

San Francisco, CA—24 August 1892

 

ALFORDS SLAYER

CORBETT IS HELD TO ANSWER A CHARGE OF MANSLAUGHTER.

 

            In Judge Rix’s court last night Edward Corbett was held to answer a charge of manslaughter. He is the teamster and contractor who shot and killed William Alford, also a teamster, on the 5th of the present month.

            Alford and several others, on the night of the tragedy, overturned and pulled apart one of Corbett’s drays, which stood in the road opposite his residence at the corner of Harrison and Tenth streets. Corbett shot at Alford and his friends and killed Alford.

            The preliminary examination was commenced before Judge Rix on Monday and the prosecution presented the case. When the case came up last night the prosecuting attorney admitted that there was no evidence of malice against Corbett and he had agreed with the attorney for the prisoner to have Corbett held for manslaughter. The court decided to release Corbett on $10,000 bail.

 

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SAN FRANCISCO CALL

San Francisco, CA—20 April 1893

 

ACQUITTED OF MANSLAUGHTER

 

            The prosecution of Edward Corbett, charged with manslaughter in having caused the death of the boy William Alexander Alford, was commenced Tuesday in Judge Seawell’s court.

            It will be remembered that Corbett, who had a dairy on Tenth and Harrison streets, and had for a long time been annoyed by mischievous boys in the neighborhood, on August 5 last shot at a gang of youthful offenders, of which Alford was one, the latter receiving injuries from which he subsequently died.

            The prosecution might almost be termed a friendly one, as the fact is not contradicted that Corbett did not recognize Alford, against whom he had no grievance whatever.

            The testimony for the prosecution was during the entire afternoon exceedingly table for the defense, and there appeared little doubt that Corbett would be acquitted.

            Yesterday the jury was charged by the court, and in a short time returned a verdict of not guilty.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his brother John Wesley Alford in this compilation.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Charles Alford, 1790 NC – 1858 IL.

            His lineage: William Alexander 1850 TN1, Matthew Nelson 1819 AL2, Charles 1790 NC3.

 

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WILLIAM B. ALFORD

 

FERNDALE ENTERPRISE

Ferndale, Humboldt Co., CA—Friday, 7 October 1921

 

WILLIAM B. ALFORD GOES TO LAST REST

 

            Death came to William B. Alford last Tuesday morning at two o’clock [October 4] at the Ferndale Hospital where he had been operated on a few days before for a trouble of long standing. For a time it was hoped that he would recover, but complications which set in made his condition hopeless and despite the best efforts of medical skill and attention he passed away at the time mentioned above.

            His death came as a shock to the multitude of people in this community and elsewhere who claimed him as a friend. For years he had suffered at intervals the severest pain and had borne his burden so uncomplainingly that hardly one of his intimate friends had ever dreamed that he was in anything but the best of health.

            William B. Alford was born in Ohio on October 20, 1851, and had he lived until the 20th of the present month would have been 70 years of age. When he was 21 years of age, in the year 1872, he came to Humboldt county, residing first at Hydesville, where he had relatives. In 1875 he came to Ferndale, where he entered into partnership with his brother, the late Dr. F.A. Alford, in the pharmacy business. He had made his home here continually up to the time of his death, remaining in the same business.

            At San Jose he was united in marriage in 1877 to Miss Mary Richmond, who survives him. He also leaves a daughter, Mrs. Robert Barr, of Maple Creek, as well as other more distant relatives.

            “Bill” Alford, as he was familiarly known to a host of friends, was a whole-souled man, who during his nearly a half a century in the business life of Ferndale had gained the esteem and respect of all. His passing has left a vacancy which cannot be filled and has cast a shadow over the whole community. To the sorrowing wife and daughter the sympathy of all goes out in full measure.

            The funeral was held yesterday afternoon at two o’clock from the family residence and was very largely attended by friends from all parts of the county. Rev. Jessie Getty Heath officiated, assisted by a choir composed of Miss Agnes Smith, Miss Mary Gill, Mrs. W.F. Rios and Mrs. M. Boynton, with Ross Ring as accompanist.

            Decedent was a pioneer member of Active Lodge of Odd Fellows of this town and the Odd Fellows attended in a body, the officers of Active Lodge conducting the services at the grave. The floral offerings were numerous and beautiful.

            The pallbearers were S.T. Kelsey, L.M. Smith, R.H. Edwards, A.E. Pixton, R.S. Feenaty and W. Turkels