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12/5/2013 – Checked GenealogyBank for Alford 2013 (16 obits)

12/5/2013 – Checked GenealogyBank for Alford 2012 (13 obits)

12/5/2013 – Checked GenealogyBank for Alford 2011 (21 obits)

12/5/2013 – Checked GenealogyBank for Alford 2010 (54 obits – many for Gladys Laverna from a radio station)

12/5/2013 – Checked GenealogyBank for Alford 2009 (6 obits)

12/5/2013 – Checked GenealogyBank for Alford 2008 (26 obits)

12/5/2013 – Checked GenealogyBank for Alford 2007 (12 obits)

12/5/2013 – Checked GenealogyBank for Alford 2006 (6 obits)

12/5/2013 – Checked GenealogyBank for Alford 2005 (15 obits)

12/5/2013 – Checked GenealogyBank for Alford 2004 (8 obits)

12/5/2013 – Checked GenealogyBank for Alford 2003 (8 obits)

12/5/2013 – Checked GenealogyBank for Alford 2002 (8 obits)

12/5/2013 – Checked GenealogyBank for Alford 2001 (7 obits)

12/5/2013 – Checked GenealogyBank for Alford 2000 (4 obits)

12/5/2013 – Checked GenealogyBank for Alford 1995-1999 (17 obits)

12/5/2013 – Checked GenealogyBank for Alford 1990-1994 (10 obits)

12/5/2013 – Checked GenealogyBank for Alford 1980-1989 (0 obits)

 

 

12/5/2013 – Checked GenealogyBank for Alvord, all years (10 obits)

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12/5/2013 – Checked GenealogyBank for Allford, all years (1 obit)

 

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INDIANA 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.

 

The Alford American Family Association (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: 28 JANUARY 2014

 

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The families of many of the subjects of these Indiana 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. Descendants of John & Mary Alford of Frederick County VA (DNA Group Two)

 

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

 

3. Known Descendants of William Alford and Mary Miller (DNA Group Two)

 

4. Known Descendants of John and Polly Markland Alford

 

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Frequently cited sources are these databases at Ancestry.com:

 

IN Births: Indiana Births, 1880–1920 (Ancestry.com)

IN Marriages: Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800–1941 (Ancestry.com)

IN Deaths: Indiana Deaths, 1882–1920 (Ancestry.com)

 

 

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ADA LILLIAN ALFORD

 

GOSHEN TIMES

Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—Thursday, 20 September 1860

 

            In Elkhart township, on the 9th inst., Ada Lillian, infant daughter of James and Mary J. Alford, aged 4 months and 10 days.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, James Melling Alford and Mary Jane Miller Alford; and siblings Minnie O. Alford McGarvey and Frank Ellsworth Alford in this compilation.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s Corrington Loyal Alford Collection, Fifth Section.

            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: Ada Lillian 1860 IN1, James Melling1835 VA2, Robert 1805 VA3, Henry 1778 VA4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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AGNES L. EARLES ALFORD

 

Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by: Little & Sons

Beech Grove, IN—_____ August 2008

 

 

Born: January 9, 1919

 

            Agnes L. Alford, 89, passed away at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove on August 19, 2008. Agnes was born in Casey County, KY to the late Martin Luther and Rose Lee Earles.

            Surviving is her son, Robert Alford; sisters, Rose Doughty, Helen Baker, and Lois Ray; one brother, Joseph R. Earles; one granddaughter; five great grandchildren; one great-great grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Alford and their daughter, Willie Marie Smith.

            Visitation will be Saturday, August 23, 2008 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with funeral service at 1 p.m. Little and Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove Chapel in charge of arrangements. Burial: Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Agnes L. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 9 January 1919, last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

 

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AGNES LUCILE BURK ALLFORD

 

Carl Allford and Lucile Burk on their wedding day, 22 June 1935

Photo from Beth Allford-Daffron (posted to the Allford, Burk, Basey, etc. family tree at Ancestry.com)—used with permission

 

COMMUNITY SHOPPER

Fortville, Hancock Co., IN—_____ September 1992

 

FORTVILLE—Lucile (Burk) Allford, 76, Fortville, died Sunday [September 27] at Brandywine Manor Convalescent Center in Greenfield after an extended illness.

            She was born Oct. 20, 1915 in Hamilton County. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Fortville Christian Church and the Fortville Community Brotherhood and Sisterhood.

            She was preceded in death by her husband Carl Allford in 1991.

            Survivors include a son, Richard Wayne Allford of Greenfield; a daughter, Mrs. Dick (Sherry) Collins of Fortville; two brothers, Willis Burk of Noblesville and George Burk of Otterbein; five grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

            Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home in Fortville….

            Burial will be in Gravel Lawn Cemetery in Fortville….

 

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

            See the obituaries of her husband, Carl S. Allford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her daughter Sherry Ann Allford Collins in this compilation.

 

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ALBERT ALAN ALFORD

 

DAILY REPORTER

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—17 December 2011

 

            Albert “Alan” Alford, 53, of McCordsville, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011. He was born Sept. 19, 1958 to the late James and Sue (Wihebrink) Alford.

            Alan is survived by his son, Andrew Alford of McCordsville; daughter, Amber Alford of Fortville; brothers, Timothy (Lynn) Alford of Texas, and Stephen (Susan) Alford of Lebanon; sister, Virginia (Doug) Warner of Indianapolis; and one grandson.

            Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011 at Seals Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011 at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alford Family, c/o Seals Funeral Home, P.O. Box 132, Fortville, IN 46040. Online condolences may be shared at www.sealsfuneralhome.com.

 

Photo from Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jennefer Burk

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, James Ward Alford and Sue Ann Wihebrink Alford, in this compilation.

            The last name of some members of this family is spelled Allford in various records.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Albert Alan 1958 IN1, James Ward 1923 IN2, Thomas Ward 1888 IN3, John Lambert 1835 IN4, John Lambert 1802 VA5, John 1773 VA6, John 1732 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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ALBERT L. ALFORD

 

ELKHART TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—Tuesday, 8 September 1964

 

            Albert L. Alford, 74, of 12519 Douglas Rd., Mishawaka, died early Monday [September 7], in his home. He had been ill for two years.

            Mr. Alford was born in Waterford, Ind., on April 4, 1890, and has spent his lifetime in this area.

            He was married to Marcia Kizer in Mishawaka on October 11, 1920. She survives.

            Also surviving are two sons, Leonard Alford of Osceola, Raymond Alford of Mishawaka; two daughters, Mrs. Luella Steffen of Citrus Heights, Calif., and Mrs. Victor Amen of South Bend; one brother Newton O. Alford of Elkhart, and ten grandchildren.

            He had been employed at the Dodge Mfg. Corp. until retiring in 1950. He was a member of the Willow Creek Methodist Church.

            His body is at the Bubb Funeral Chapel in Mishawaka.

            Services will be held in the Willow Creek Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Fairview Cemetery, Mishawaka, St. Joseph Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, C & Y Zinn-Haines

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates (_____ Sept 1964) of Albert Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Marsha M. Kizar Alford; parents, John Newton Alford and Sarah J. Malone Alford; and brother Newton Orvil Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Albert L. 1890 IN1, John Newton 1856 OH2, Royal Freeman 1830 PA3, Hiram 1800 VT4, Oliver 1767 CT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9.

 

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ALBERTA ALFORD STOUDER

 

ELKHART TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—Monday, 3 April 1972

 

            Alberta A. Stouder, 60, 1522 Osceola Rd., died Saturday afternoon [April 1] at General hospital where she was a patient for three days.

            She was born April 7, 1911, in Warsaw, Ind. She was married to Charles Kenneth Stouder Feb. 6, 1953, in Elkhart. He survives along with a son, Robert H. Wolford of Elkhart; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, James E. Alford of Ocean Springs, Miss. and three sisters, Mrs. Willard (Lila) Luebking and Mrs. Frances Seeberger, both of Elkhart and Mrs. Mary Malcolm of Warsaw.

            Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the William Stemm Funeral home where friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today. The Rev. Robert Cassell of the Grace Lutheran Church to which she belonged will officiate. Burial will be in the Prairie Street Cemetery.

            Memorials may be given to the Cancer Society of Elkhart County Inc.

 

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Photo from Prairie Street Cemetery, Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Karen K

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates (_____ Apr 1972) of Alberta Stouder (SS# issued in IL), last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Robert Morris Alford and Lillie E. Howe Alford; and sister Irene Alford Wilson in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Lila Alford Luebking in Florida 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: Alberta 1911 IN1, Robert Morris 1865 IN2, George Washington 1830 VA3, Robert 1805 VA4, Henry 1778 VA5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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ALICE MARGARETTE ALFORD BEBER

Aunt of James Allen Alford, Jr., AAFA #0395

 

JOURNAL GAZETTE

Fort Wayne, Allen Co. IN—22 June 2007

 

            Alice M. Beber, 89, of Garrett, died Wednesday, June 20, 2007. Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Home, 1277 CR 56, Garrett.

 

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Thomas Funeral Home

Garrett, DeKalb Co., IN—_____ June 2007

 

 

            Alice M. Beber age 89 of Garrett, IN died at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at her residence. She was born December 24, 1917 in Garrett, In to Walter and Blanche (Ayres) Alford. She married Charles D. Beber on December 17, 1936 in Garrett, In and he died June 14, 1976. She was a clerk at Laura Williams Grocery in Garrett, In for 16 years and then at Handy Andy in Garrett for 5 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of the Garrett Presbyterian Church and the Garrett Eagles Auxillary.

            Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Monday, June 25, 2007 at Thomas Funeral Home.

            Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at Thomas Funeral Home.

            Burial in Christian Union Cemetery

            Officiating will be Rev. Howard Compton and Rev. Bill Hambright.

            Memorials to the Garrett Presbyterian Church.

 

Survivors include:

Son - Walter “Butch” Beber, Garrett, IN

Daughter - Sharon Cramer, Garrett, IN

Daughter - Mary Beber, Garrett, IN

12 Grandchildren

20 Great Grandchildren

6 Great Great Grandchildren

 

Preceded in death by:

Husband - Charles D. Beber

Parents - Walter and Blanche Alford

Daughter - Sheila Neeley

Brothers - Dr. James, Russell, Donald, and Leonard Alford

Sisters - Laura Williams, Hellen Steward, and Undine Taylor

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Alice M. Beber (SS# issued in IN), last residence Garrett, DeKalb Co., IN.

            We included the obituaries of her brothers Russell Winfield Alford and James Allen Alford Sr. in Florida Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Alice Margarette 1917 IN1, Walter Freeman 1879 OH2, James M. 1855 OH3, Isaac 1834 OH4, Oliver 1789 MA5, Elijah 1757 MA6, Elijah 1732 CT7, Josiah 1696 CT8, Josiah 1649 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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ALMA A. HENKE ALFORD

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Thursday, 14 July 1994

 

Dec. 1, 1904-July 13, 1994

 

SOUTH BEND—Alma A. Alford, 89, of East Milton Street, died at 6:05 p.m. Wednesday in Regency Place after an illness.

            Mrs. Alford was born Dec. 1, 1904, in St. Joseph County, and was a lifelong area resident. On Dec. 1, 1924, in South Bend, as Alma Henke, she married John A. Alford. He died Feb. 4, 1993.

            She is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Miller of South Bend and Marian Koch of Mishawaka; four sons, Leonard, Lawrence, and Carl, all of South Bend, and Gerald of Edwardsburg; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

            Graveside services and burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Sumption Prairie Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Guisinger Colonial Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Sumption Prairie Cemetery, South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Kay Allen - vera_kay@yahoo.com – emailed 1/12/2014

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Alma A. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN

            See the obituaries of her sons Carl P. Alford and Leonard R. Alford in this compilation.

            Sometime after the 1930 census, John Alford changed his last name from Alfutowski to Alford. On the 1910 and 1920 censuses, he is listed in South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN, with his parents Paul and Amelia Alfutowski, both born in Germany. In 1930 John A. Alfutowski and his wife Alma are listed with their sons Lawrence and Carl in South Bend.

            Amelia’s 1938 obituary uses Alfutowski for the names of her husband and children.

            From Find A Grave: Paul and Amelia Alford share a gravestone (no dates) in Bowman Cemetery, South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN. They also have memorials under Alfutowski, with no gravestone photo. Perhaps the Alford gravestone was added later by family members.

 

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ALMA E. DESHONG ALFORD PIKE

 

DAILY BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Monday, 29 January 1968

 

            Mrs. Alma Alford Pike, 72, 3204 W. 25th St., died at 5:55 p.m. Sunday at Community Hospital after an illness of five days. Born in Maxwell, Oct. 2, 1895, she was the daughter of James and Amanda Wood Deshong. Mrs. Pike had lived here since 1928, having come here from Greenfield. She retired from Pierce Governor in 1963.

            Mrs. Pike was a member of the EUB Church at Mohawk, was a member of the Senior Citizens, UAW-CIO No. 940, and was the owner of the Green Thumb Greenhouse on West 25th St. Road.

            Surviving is the husband, Lee Pike; three sons, Harvey J. Alford, Floyd Eugene Alford and Kenneth Warren Alford, all of Anderson; five step-children, Troy Pike of Florida, Charles Pike of Frankton, Mrs. Virginia Patz of Alexandria, Mrs. Esther Ollier of Alexandria and Mrs. Barbara Kidd of Fairmount; two sisters, Mrs. Ralph (Olive) Dunkin of Mohawk and Mrs. Clarence (Thelma) Derrick of Maxwell; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Brown and Butz Funeral Home with the Rev. George Skinner and the Rev. Glen Skinner, pastor of the Jackson Park Church of God, officiating. Burial will be in the Cook Cemetery, east of Eden.…

 

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Photo from Cook Cemetery, Hancock Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Colleen Sanders Brown

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alma Pike (SS# issued in IN) was born 2 Oct 1895 and died _____ Jan 1968, last residence Anderson, Madison Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her son Harvey James Alford; and daughter-in-law Beulah Mae Bradberry Alford in this compilation.

            From Indiana Marriages: Alma Deshong married Jonithan Hiday on 28 Jan 1914 in Hancock Co.

            From Indiana Marriages: Alma Hiday married Kenneth S. Alford on 2 Feb 1918 in Hancock Co.

            Alma is buried with her second husband and the father of her children, Kenneth Scott Alford/Allford.

            The last name of some members of this family is spelled Allford in various records.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Kenneth Scott 1890 IN1, Harvey Lewis 1853 IN2, John Lambert 1802 VA3, John 1773 VA4, John 1732 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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ALTA MARIE HENRY ALFORD

 

DAILY BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Saturday, 9 January 1971

 

 

            A native and lifelong resident of Madison County, Mrs. Alta M. Alford, 68, who resided on Hartman Road, died at St. John’s Hospital Friday evening [January 8] where she had been a patient for a week. Her husband, John H. Alford died in 1959.

            She was a member of the American Women’s Association and was a Red Cross volunteer worker. She was the daughter of Isom and Mary Catherine Swain Henry, born July 21, 1902.

            Surviving are five children, Jack Alford of Alexandria, Jerry Dale Alford, Mrs. Leslie (Mary M.) Adams , and Mrs. Marvin (Nancy) Smitherman, both of Anderson, and Mrs. Dean (Rosalie) Lindsey, of Irving, Texas; four sisters, Amanda Hardwick, Opal Poffenbarger, Viola Diltinger and Edna Chambers, all of Anderson; 18 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and other relatives.

            Funeral services have been arranged for 10 a.m. Monday at Baker Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. C.D. Westhafer, pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery here….

 

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Photo from Anderson Memorial Park, Anderson, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Colleen Sanders Brown

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, John Harvey Alford; and sons Jack Clayton Alford and Robert William Alford in this compilation.

 

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AMOS ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Saturday, 26 November 2005

 

            Amos Alford 85, of Indianapolis, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2005. He was born May 22, 1920 in Bowling Green, KY. He was self employed Painter living in Indianapolis for 56 years and a U.S. Army Veteran having served during the WWII era.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers; 1 sister; and 1 daughter, Cathy.

            He is survived by his daughters: Mary Seward, Ruth Sanders and Sharon Null; 2 half-brothers; 2 half-sisters; 7 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

            No services or visitation will be held. Arrangements entrusted to Alpha Funeral Service.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Amos Alford (SS# issued in KY), last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his parents, James Henderson Alford and Mary Cordie Snodgrass Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his sister Maud Ernestine Alford Ellis; and his half-sister Barbara Ann Alford Taylor in Kentucky Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Amos 1920 KY1, James Henderson 1894 KY2, Peter Henderson 1863 KY3, William Thomas 1838 KY4, William 1804 VA5, William 1775 VA6.

 

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ANNIE EVELYN ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Bowling Green, Warren Co., KY—7 May 2002

 

GREENWOOD [Johnson Co.], Ind.—Annie Evelyn Alford, 67, of Indianapolis died May 5, 2002, at University Heights Convalescent Center [Indianapolis].

            The Bowling Green, Ky., native was an assembly line worker at Western-Electric in Indianapolis and a member of Southport Heights Christian Church. She was a daughter of the late Granger Alford and Mary Pruitt Alford.

            She was preceded in death by a son, Roger O’Dell Lawrence.

            Funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home.

            Survivors include two daughters, Gail Gravens and Roshella Mack, both of Indianapolis; four brothers, Lionel Alford, W.G. Alford and William Thomas Alford, all of Indianapolis, and George Alford of Bowling Green; four sisters, Edna Stiles of Columbus, Marion Singleton of Angleton, Texas, and Geraldine Minton and Mary Wilson, both of Bowling Green; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

FAG photo requested 12/10/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie M. Alford (SS# issued in KY) was born 26 March 1935, last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Edna Alford Stiles and John Oneal Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her parents, William Granger Alford and Mary Elizabeth Pruitt Alford, in Kentucky Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Annie Evelyn 1935 KY1, William Granger 1902 KY2, Peter Henderson 1863 KY3, William Thomas 1838 KY4, William 1804 VA5, William 1775 VA6.

 

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AUDREY J. ALFORD MARSHALL

 

Photo from Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service

 

HERALD BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—8 July 2008

 

Audrey J. Marshall

Aug. 10, 1934 - July 2, 2008

 

PENDLETON—Audrey J. (Alford) Marshall, 73, Pendleton, died July 2, 2008, at her residence.

            She was an interpreter at Conner Prairie for 21 years.

            Survivors include her husband of 55 years, Gaylord Marshall; three children, Timothy (wife, Jennifer) Marshall, Robin Goodman and Christopher Marshall; four grandchildren; two brothers, Roger Alford and Mickey (wife, Betsy) Alford, all of Pendleton; and several nieces and nephews.

            Services were conducted July 7 at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Lahm Chapel, Pendleton, with Chaplain Rob Mifflin officiating. Burial was in Grovelawn Cemetery.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Camp Hope with envelopes available at the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Audrey J. Marshall (SS# issued in IN), last residence Anderson, Madison Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Ralph M. Alford and Irene Schacker Alford; and brother Roger W. Alford in this compilation.

            The last name of some members of this family is spelled Allford in various records.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Audrey J. 1934 IN1, Ralph M. 1906 IN2, William Perry 1865 IN3, Samuel 1837 IN4, John Lambert 1802 VA5, John 1773 VA6, John 1732 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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BARBARA ISABELLE ALFORD LEWARK

 

DAILY REPORTER

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Wednesday, 23 July 2008

 

            Barbara I. (Alford) Lewark, 80, Fortville, passed away Monday, July 21, 2008. She was born December 25, 1927 to the late Ward and Sally (Murrur) Alford.

            Mrs. Lewark is survived by her husband of over 60 years, Charles; daughter, Vicki (Jim) Cain of Kansas; daughter, Terri Sigler of Fortville; daughter, Christy (Fred) Cooper of Shirley, five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by son, Gary Wayne Lewark; granddaughter, Tracy Lynn Cooper; brothers, Murray, Robert, James and Jerry; and sisters, Elizabeth Bussel and Virginia ‘Gino’ Heche.

            Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday July 24, 2008, at Seals Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Fortville. A graveside service will immediately follow at Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Hancock Regional Hospital Foundation for Hospice Care. Online condolences may be shared at www.sealsfuneralhome.com.

 

In another article:

 

Seals Funeral Home

Fortville, IN—_____ July 2008

 

            The funeral home’s obituary is the same as the newspaper’s with the addition of the following information:

 

            [She] was a member of the Centropolis Christian Church in Centropolis, KS. She served as a sales clerk for years in and around Fortville. She worked for Heches department store, Carol’s Hallmark, Hook’s Drugs and CVS, among others.

 

Photo from Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jennefer Burk

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Barbara I. Lewark (SS# issued in IN), last residence Fortville, Hancock Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Sallie Murrer Alford; and siblings Virginia Alberta “Gino” Alford Heche, Thomas Jerry Alford, and James Ward Alford in this compilation.

            Her middle name is from Ancestry family trees.

            The last name of some members of this family is spelled Allford in various records.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Barbara Isabelle 1927 IN1, Thomas Ward 1888 IN2, John Lambert 1835 IN3, John Lambert 1802 VA4, John 1773 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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BARBARA J. MANSHIP ALFORD

 

ANDERSON HERALD

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Friday, 31 July 1970

 

FORTVILLE—Mrs. Barbara J. Alford, 31, of 116 N. McCarly St., died Wednesday night at Community Hospital in Indianapolis following a very brief illness.

            A lifelong resident of Fortville, she was born Oct. 16, 1938, the daughter of Ross and Nina Brantlinger Manship in Indianapolis.

            She had worked the last three years as a teacher’s aide at the Mount Vernon High School.

            She was a member of the Fortville Christian Church and was a leader in the Bluebirds and Campfire Girls.

            Surviving with her husband Ross [sic: Michael] are three children, Kathy, Kristi and David, all at home; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Manship of Fortville; a brother, Alan Manship of Fortville; the maternal grandfather, John Brantlinger of Greenfield; and several other relatives.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ronald Seals Funeral Home in Fortville by the Rev. Rodger Thompson of the Fortville Christian Church. Interment will be in the Gravel Lawn Cemetery.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ronald Seals Funeral Home in Fortville by the Rev. Rodger Thompson of the Fortville Christian Church. Interment will be in the Gravel Lawn Cemetery….

 

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Photo from Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jennefer Burk

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her mother-in-law Faye Ellen Lancaster Alford in this compilation.

            The last name of some members of this family is spelled Allford in various records.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Michael 1938 IN1, Robert Bennie 1915 IN2, Thomas Ward 1888 IN3, John Lambert 1835 IN4, John Lambert 1802 VA5, John 1773 VA6, John 1732 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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BARBARA J. REESE ALFORD

 

Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home

Connersville, Fayette Co., IN—_____ September 2012

 

 

            Barbara J. Alford, 86, of Connersville, went to be with the Lord, Friday afternoon, September 7, 2012, at Reid Hospital, Richmond.

            Barbara was born in Franklin County, October 6, 1925 to Wade and Gladys McFarland Reese. She had been employed at Stant Manufacturing and had worked at Hickory Lane Smorgasbord. She was a member of the Centerville Christian Church. Barbara enjoyed her time with her children and grandchildren. She liked to go camping and enjoyed her time in Florida during winter. In her leisure, she worked crossword puzzles, watched movies and enjoyed walking.

            Barbara is survived by four children and their spouses: Donna J. Bowman Mahaffey and Michael of Connersville; Michael D. Alford and Donna of Loveland, Ohio; Sue Ann Patterson of The Villages, Florida, Barry Alford and Jean of Germantown, Ohio; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter, nieces and nephews.

            In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Donald C. Alford who died November 30, 1996; two infant children: Mark Alan and Tina Marie Alford; two sisters: Phyllis Senefeld and Norma Reese and a grandson: Rodney Patterson.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville, with Pastor John Reynolds of Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Laurel North Cemetery. Friends may visit at the funeral home from 12 noon Monday until the time of service where memorial contributions may be made to the Lord’s Table, 416 W. Western Avenue, Connersville, 47331. For additional information and to send condolences or memories, go to www.ShowalterBlackwellLong.com.

FAG photo requested 12/10/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Donald C. Alford, in this compilation.

 

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BENJAMIN C. ALFORD

 

ELKHART WEEKLY TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—Thursday, 30 July 1896

 

            The late B.C. Alford, whose death occurred in South Bend on Sunday [July 26], was born in Elkhart county, Feb. 11th, 1849, and his age at the time of death was 47 years, 5 months and 15 days. He leaves his wife and two unmarried daughters, Irene and Beulah.

 

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GOSHEN DAILY TIMES

Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN— Monday, 27 July 1896

 

            B.C. Alford, whose death was mentioned by The News yesterday, was born Feb. 11, 1849, and was therefore 47 years of age. He leaves a wife and two daughters, Irene and Beulah.

            The remains will be brought to Goshen from South Bend Wednesday, arriving here at 11:35 a.m. and will be removed to the Presbyterian church, where services will be held. Rev. Vannuys officiating. Interment will occur at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Oakridge Cemetery, Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Ashton

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his daughter, Irene Louise Alford Hefner; parents, Robert Alford and Sarah Cart Alford; and siblings Delilah Jane Alford Miller, Eleanor C. Alford Chalfant, George Washington Alford, James Melling Alford, Sarah Ann Alford Swart, and William A. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brothers Joseph F. Alford and Robert Alford Jr. in California Obituaries.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s Corrington Loyal Alford Collection, Fifth Section. From this document: “Benjamin Alford—he was born in Elkhart County, Indiana, Feb. 11, 1849 and by occupation a plumber. He married Miss Tillie Webeneger, Nov. 5, 1878. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Sept. 14, 1853 and resides at South Bend, Indiana. They have two children.”

            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: Benjamin C. 1849 IN1, Robert 1805 VA2, Henry 1778 VA3, John 1735 Ireland4.

 

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ALFORD, JR.

AAFA #0447

 

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Ben and his wife Ruth at AAFA’s 1991 Annual Meeting in Jackson, MS

 

[A nearly identical article was published the same day in the Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville, TN.]

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Monday, 13 October 2003

 

            Benjamin Franklin Alford, Jr. 76, Indianapolis, passed away Friday, October 10, 2003. He was born on December 6, 1926 in Chattanooga, TN and was a graduate of the University of Tennessee. Mr. Alford was a self-employed Utility Consultant. Previously he was employed by Tenneco and then Ernst & Young as a Utility Consultant. He was president of the board of trustees for West Lawn United Methodist Church, Westlawn, PA and the President of the Alford [American] Family Association.

            A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 13 in Westminster Village North Chapel.

            Survivors: wife of 37 years, Ruth E. Kemp Alford; son, Benjamin F. (Sarah) Alford, III; step-daughters, Dolly C. (Stephen) Sumrow and Kay C. (John) Quatroche; grandchildren, Lee Sheppeard Alford, Jennifer S.A. Ackerman, Rachel L. Kettelle, Erin M. Kettelle, S. Andrew Sumrow, Matthew Sumrow, Christina Sumrow, Gloria Sumrow and Lauren Quatroche.

            He was preceded in death by a brother William F. Alford; and daughter Carolyn Denise Ketelle.

            Arrangements entrusted to Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Center—Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates Benjamin F. Alford Jr. (SS# issued in TN), last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            See the obituary of his second wife, Ruth Ellen Lively Kemp Alford, in this compilation.

            Ben, the son of Benjamin Franklin Alford and Edith Lillian Pickel Alford, was AAFA’s President from 1992–1996.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Benjamin Franklin 1926 TN1, Benjamin Franklin 1887 TN2, Charles F. 1865 TN3, Robert Cannon 1816 TN4, John 1786 NC/TN5.

 

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BERTHA ALFORD

 

SOUTH BEND TIMES

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN— Friday, 15 April 1892

 

            Bertha, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Alford, residing on the Chalfant farm in Clay Township, died Tuesday evening at 8 o’clock of typhoid fever, aged 11 years and 4 months. This is the second daughter they have lost in the period of two weeks.

            Funeral Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Christian church in this city. Rev. Robert Sellers officiating. Interment at the city cemetery.

 

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Photo from City Cemetery, South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Diana Brown

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, William A. Alford and Elizabeth McMichael Alford; and siblings Glendaline “Glennie” Alford and Percy Alford in this compilation in this compilation.

            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: Bertha 1880 IN1, William 1852 IN2, Robert 1805 VA3, Henry 1778 VA4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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BESSIE ELIZABETH ELKINS HALFORD

 

THE TRIBUNE

Seymour, Jackson Co., IN—Monday, 28 February 2005

 

            Bessie Elizabeth Halford, 78, of Seymour and formerly of Vallonia, died at 3 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at Schneck Medical Center, Seymour.

            She was a lifelong resident of Jackson County and spent many years working in the watermelon fields with her parents. She was a caregiver for her elderly parents. She was a member of Seymour Harvest Church.

            Born March 18, 1926, at Brownstown, she was a daughter of Vollie C. and Gladys M. Fleenor Elkins, who preceded her in death.

            She is survived by a daughter, Brenda Estep, Seymour; a sister-in-law, Alice Elkins, Brownstown; four grandchildren, Greg (Lois) Hubbard, Brownstown, Floyd (Ann Bromwell) Hubbard and James (Cheryl) Hubbard, both of Columbus, and Mrs. Randall Hubbard Sr., Seymour; 12 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by five brothers, Samuel, Raymond, Wilbert, Albert and Chester “Bud” Elkins; two sisters, Mary L. Weidig and Lorena M. Elkins; a grandson, Randall D. Hubbard Sr.; and one great-grandson, Shawn Hubbard.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Spurgeon Funeral Home, Brownstown, with burial at Vallonia Cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bessie E. Halford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Seymour, Jackson Co., IN.

 

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BETTY K. RICHMOND ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Middlesboro, Bell Co., KY—26 March 2010

 

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.—Betty Richmond Alford, age 80, passed away Friday, March 19, 2010, at Meadowood Health Pavilion in Bloomington, Ind.

            She was born on November 9, 1929, in Ewing, Va., to Nathaniel B. and Hattie Lee Kesterson Richmond. A member of the First Presbyterian Church, she was a graduate of Thomas Walker High School and Virginia Intermont College. She worked as a teacher, a tax consultant, and was an office manager for Howard Chevrolet in Middlesboro, and then later in Bloomington, Ind. She was also an avid golfer.

            Survivors include her loving husband of 29 years, Jewell (Jay) Alford of Bloomington, Ind.; brother, Tyler Richmond and wife Veda of Ewing, Va.; three nieces, Jane Musick of Lebanon, Va., Judy Richmond of Ewing, Va., Janet Nelson and husband Hans of Ewing, Va.; two great nieces, Elizabeth Ann and Katie; and one great nephew, Tyler.

            There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Richmond Cemetery in Ewing, Va.

            Courtesy of Arney-Mullins Funeral Home of Rose Hill, Va.

 

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The Funeral Chapel

Bloomington, Monroe Co., IN—_____ March 2010

 

            Betty K. Alford, 80, of Bloomington, died on Friday March 19, 2010 at Meadowood Health Pavilion in Bloomington. She was born on November 9, 1929, to Nathaniel B. and Hattie Lee (Kesteson) Richmond in Ewing, Lee County, VA. Betty attended and was a member of First Presbyterian Church, and a graduate of Virginia Intermount College. She worked as a school teacher, tax consultant, office manager and was an avid golf player.

            Survivors include her husband of over 29 years, Jewell (Jay) Alford of Bloomington, her brother Tyler Richmond and his wife Veda and three nieces, Jane Musick, Judy Richmond, and Janet Nielson.

            No services will be held. Private family burial will take place at the family cemetery in Ewing, Virginia. Memorial Contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 221 E. 6th Street, Bloomington, IN 47401 or Bloomington Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 1149, Bloomington, IN 47402 Arrangement by The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Betty K. Alford (SS# issued in VA), last residence Bloomington, Monroe Co., IN.

 

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BEULAH MAE BRADBERRY ALFORD

 

HERALD BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Monday, 5 July 2004

 

May 5, 1927–July 3, 2004

 

            Beulah Mae Alford, 77, of Anderson, died July 3, 2004, at her residence after an extended illness.

            She was born May 5, 1927, in Clinton, Ark., the daughter of Jesse and Mary (Newman) Bradberry, and lived most of her life in Anderson.

            She retired from ALAC Garment Services after 45 years of service.

            Survivors include her son, Rick E. Alford of Anderson; two grandchildren, Dawn M. (husband, Dennis) Kelly and Casey (wife, Bobi) Alford, all of Anderson; four great-grandchildren, Dillon Kelly, Danielle Kelly, Logan Alford and Aaron Alford, all of Anderson; two sisters, Eula Cochran of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Eunice (husband, Earl) LaRue of Mooreland; her brother, Jesse (wife, Tina) Bradberry of Anderson; and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving is a special friend, Beverly Strange of Anderson.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Floyd E. Alford; two sisters, Bernice Sturdivant and Mildred Sanzero; and two brothers, Harvey Bradberry and Edward Bradberry.

            Services will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Home, 515 E. 53rd St., Anderson…. Burial will take place at Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates Beulah B. Alford (SS# issued in AR), last residence Anderson, Madison Co., IN.

            See the obituary of her mother-in-law, Alma Deshong Alford Pike, in this compilation.

            The last name of some members of this family is spelled Allford in various records.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Floyd E. ???? IN1, Kenneth Scott 1890 IN2, Harvey Lewis 1853 IN3, John Lambert 1802 VA4, John 1773 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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BILLY JOE ALFORD

 

COMMUNITY SHOPPER

Fortville, Hancock Co., IN—Saturday, 8 September 1990

 

INDIANAPOLIS—Billy J. Alford, 54, Indianapolis, formerly of Fortville, died Saturday morning [September 8] at St. Vincent’s Hospital following an extended illness.

            He was born in Fortville on Sept. 22, 1935, and resided in Indianapolis for 28 years. He was owner and president of Midwest Insulation Inc. in Indianapolis for the past 21 years. He was a member and deacon of East Ninety-First Street Christian Church in Indianapolis, the founder and co-owner of Midwest Softball, and past director on the board of Central States Insulation Contractors Association. He was also a member of the Fortville Masonic Lodge.

            He is survived by his wife Karen S. (Gross) Alford; three daughters, Brenda Alford of Indianapolis, Becky Alford of Phoenix, Ariz. and Amy Flynn of Indianapolis; his mother, Mrs. Faye (Lancaster) Alford of Fortville; three brothers, Mick Alford of Fortville, Jack Alford of Plainfield and Jeff Alford of Dayton, Ohio; a sister, Jill Wilson of Pendleton; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

            Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Ronald Seals Funeral Home, 122 W. Staat St., Fortville, with the Rev Tom Warner officiating. Burial will be at Gravel Lawn Cemetery near Fortville….

            Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Photo from Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jennefer Burk

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Billy J. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his mother, Faye Ellen Lancaster Alford, in this compilation.

            His middle name is from Ancestry family trees.

            The last name of some members of this family is spelled Allford in various records.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Billy Joe 1935 IN1, Robert Bennie 1915 IN2, Thomas Ward 1888 IN3, John Lambert 1835 IN4, John Lambert 1802 VA5, John 1773 VA6, John 1732 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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BILLY THOMAS ALFORD

 

Photo from Hot Springs High School 1940 Yearbook

Posted to The Melting Pot Genealogical Society, Hot Springs, AR

 

THE SENTINEL-RECORD

Hot Springs, Garland Co., AR—7 October 2008

 

 

MISHAWAKA, Ind.—Billy Tom Alford, 85, of Mishawak, Ind., died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008.

            Born Oct. 11, 1922, in Hot Springs, to Naomi and Arlie Alford, he was Catholic and retired from the United State Postal Service. He was predeceased by his aunt and uncle, Mary and Ben Lakin.

            Survivors include his wife, Marge Alford; two sons, Michael Alford andKenny Alford Masterson; two grandchildren, Ian Alford and Jennifer Alford; one sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Dan Moore, of Hot Springs; and one brother-in-law, Tom Clifford, of South Bend.

            The body was cremated.

            Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Inner Peace Church, Mishawaka.

 

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SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Thursday, 2 October 2008

 

Oct. 11, 1922 - Sept. 28, 2008

 

MISHAWAKA—Billie T. “Bill” Alford, 85, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 28, in South Bend. Bill was born to Arlie and Naoweme (Reynolds) Alford and raised by Ben and Mary Lakin. They all preceded him in death.

            He worked as a clerk at the Mishawaka Post Office for 24 years, retiring in 1984.

            Surviving are his wife, Margaret Ann; son, Michael Alford of Mishawaka; two grandchildren, Ian and Jennie Alford; and a sister Ann (Dan) Moore of Hot Springs, AR. As per Bill’s wishes, there will be no visitation or services. Hahn Funeral Home, Mishawaka, has been entrusted with arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Billy Thomas Alford (SS# issued in AR), last residence Mishawaka, St. Joseph Co., IN.

            See the obituary of his wife, Margaret Ann Clifford Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his father, Arlie Arther Alford, in Arkansas Obituaries.

            His lineage: Billy Thomas 1922 AR1, Arlie Arther 1897 AR2, Andrew G. 1865 AR3, James Matthew 1834 AL4, John N. 1811 AL5.

 

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BLANCHE MARIE RIESTER ALFORD

 

[Although Blanche died in IA, we are also publishing her obituary here because she spent most of her life in IN and is buried there.]

 

IOWA CITY PRESS-CITIZEN

Iowa City, Johnson Co., IA—Friday, 31 January 2004

 

 

            Blanche Marie Alford, 87, formerly of Mill Street, died Wednesday, January 28, 2004, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.

            Services will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, February 2, 2004, at Gill Chapel in Washington, Indiana, with the Rev. Tim Baxter officiating. Burial will be in Sugarland Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

            Mrs. Alford was born January 8, 1917, in Davies County, IN., to Frank Riester and Nellie McClellan. She was a 1935 graduate of Washington High School. She married Floyd Sam Alford on June 15, 1935. He died July 30, 1998. She had worked as a saleslady for J.C. Penney for 25 years.

            Survivors include two sons and their wives, Sam and Sharan Alford of Coralville and Scott and Debbie Alford of Whitney, Texas two grandsons and their wives, Steve and Tanya Alford of Iowa City and Sean and Kelley Alford of Carmel, IN and five great-grandchildren, Kory Alford, Bryce Alford, Kayla Alford, Joshua Alford and Jacob Alford

 

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WASHINGTON TIMES-HERALD

Washington, Daviess Co., IN—Sunday, 1 February 2004

 

            Blanche Marie Alford, 87, formerly of Mill Street, died at 12:25 a.m. Wednesday at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa.

            Born Jan. 8, 1917, in Daviess County, she was the daughter of Frank and Nellie (McClellan) Riester.

            A 1935 graduate of Washington High School, she retired from J.C. Penney after working 25 years as a saleslady. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

            She is survived by two sons and their wives, Sam and Sharan Alford of Cobalville, Iowa, and Scott and Debbie Alford of Whitney, Texas; two grandsons and their wives, Steve and Tanya Alford of Iowa City, Iowa, and Sean and Kelley Alford of Carmel; and great-grandchildren, Kory, Bryce, Kayla, Joshua and Jacob Alford.

            Her husband, Floyd Sam Alford, whom she married June 15, 1935, died July 30, 1998. One brother, Joe Riester, is also deceased.

            The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Gill Chapel…. Burial will be in Sugarland Memory Gardens….

            Memorials may go to the Sam Alford Scholarship Fund or First Baptist Church.

 

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DAILY IOWAN

University of Iowa—Tuesday, 3 February 2004

 

By Kelly Beaton

 

            Sometimes we all need to take a time-out to step away and take care of what’s really important in life. Iowa coach Steve Alford did just that on Monday, when he bypassed the Hawkeyes’ afternoon practice to attend the funeral of his grandmother in Indiana.

            Blanche Alford, 83, passed away from a stroke on Jan. 28. She was the mother of Iowa’s director of basketball operations, Sam Alford, Steve’s father. Sam Alford has not been with the Hawkeyes for their past two games.

            “It’s emotional from the standpoint that it’s the second game Dad hasn’t been on the bench,” Iowa’s coach said following a Jan. 31 victory over Penn State. “We’re dealing with a death in the family. We’re dealing with the end of a generation in our family.”

            Iowa assistant Greg Lansing, who filled in for the Iowa coach during Monday’s Big Ten teleconference, said his boss is a man who has his priorities well in order.

            “I think other than his family, this basketball family is what’s important to him,” Lansing said. “He’s taking care of his other family today, and then he’ll hustle over here and try to get our guys going because he is kind of the heartbeat of team, and I think guys thrive off of his mood. I think he knows that, so he’s always ready to go when practice starts.”

FAG photo requested 12/12/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Blanche M. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Iowa City, Johnson Co., IN.

            See the obituary of her husband, Floyd M. “Sam” Alford, in this compilation.

            Blanche is the grandmother of Steve Alford of basketball fame.

 

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CARL P. ALFORD

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Tuesday, 22 April 1997

 

July 12, 1927-April 20, 1997

 

SOUTH BEND—Carl P. Alford, 69, of Portage Manor, formerly of Milton Street, died Sunday in the nursing home.

            Survivors include a daughter, Glenna Smith of Hamilton, Ohio; a sister, Marian Koch of South Bend; and three brothers, Lawrence and Leonard, both of South Bend, and Gary of Edwardsburg.

            Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today in Sumption Prairie Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Guisinger Colonial Chapel Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

FAG photo requested 12/10/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Carl P. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Alma A. Henke Alford; and brother Leonard R. Alford in this compilation.

            Carl’s last name at birth was Alfutowski. See comments under his mother’s obituary.

 

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CARL SHELTON ALLFORD

 

Photo from Beth Allford-Daffron (posted to the Allford, Burk, Basey, etc. family tree at Ancestry.com)—used with permission

 

COMMUNITY SHOPPER

Fortville, Hancock Co., IN—_____ September 1991

 

FORTVILLE—Carl S. Allford, 79, Fortville, died unexpectedly Wednesday [September 4] at his residence.

            He was born Jan. 17, 1912, in Green Township, and was a lifelong resident of Hancock County. He retired in 1985 from farming and had been a clerk for auction sales in several counties, including Hancock County, for many years. He was a member of Fortville Christian Church.

            Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Lucile (Burk) Allford; a son Wayne Allford of Greenfield; a daughter, Mrs. Dick (Sherry) Collins of Fortville; a sister, Mary A. Ginder of Fortville; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

            Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home in Fortville …. Burial will be at Gravel Lawn Cemetery, near Fortville.

            Friends may call from 2 to 5 and from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Educational Fund of Fortville Christian Church.

 

Photo from Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jennefer Burk

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Carl S. Allford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Fortville, Hancock Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Agnes Lucile Burk Allford; daughter Sherry Ann Allford Collins; father, John Raymond Allford; and sister Mary Glenn Allford Ginder in this compilation.

            His middle name is from “Allford, Burk, Basey, Hendrix, etc Families” family tree on Ancestry.com.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALLFORD lineage: Carl Shelton 1912 IN1, John Raymond 1892 IN2, John L. 1862 IN3, Samuel 1837 IN4, John Lambert 1802 VA5, John 1773 VA6, John [ALFORD] 1732 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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CATHY I. ALFORD WENZLAFF

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—31 January 1999

 

            Cathy I. Alford Wenzlaff, 40, Indianapolis, died Jan. 29. She worked for Brylane clothing warehouse for 17 years.

            Services: 10 a.m. Feb. 2 in Thompson Road Baptist Church, of which she was a member. Calling: 2 to 9 p.m. Feb. 1 in G.H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. Feb. 2 in the church. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery.

            Survivors: husband Jonathan E. Wenzlaff, son Brian D. Alford, father Amos Alford, mother Millie Julian Hardwick, brother Tim Julian, sisters Ruth Sanders, Mary Mathias Seward, Sharon Null.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cathy Y. Wenzlaff (SS# issued in IN) was born 6 Aug 1958, last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

 

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CHARLES “CHARLIE BROWN” ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Sunday, 20 June 2004

 

            Charles “Charlie Brown” Alford 82, of Indianapolis, passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2004. Charles was a W.W. II veteran, and a member of the VFW. He worked for Union Carbide, retiring in 1979 after 37 years of service.

            He is survived by his spouse, Mabel Alford; a daughter, Mary Alford; a son, John Alford; grandchildren, Robert Truex and Beth Kirves; great-grandchildren, Mandi, Ciera, Codey, and Todd Gipson, John Dye and Alex Kirves.

            A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. June 22 in Bell Mortuary & Crematory, Royster-Askin-Sandrock Chapel, with calling from 10 a.m. till service on Tuesday. www.bellmortuary.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 22 Aug 1921, last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            See the obituary of his wife, Ida Mabel Stewart Alford, in this compilation.

 

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CHARLES G. ALFORD

 

KOKOMO TRIBUNE

Kokomo, Howard Co., IN—Monday, 31 January 1938

 

ANDERSON [Madison Co.], Ind., Jan. 30—Charles G. Alford, 72, fire chief here 35 years until 1930, died today.

 

AAFA NOTES: On the 1920 census, Charles G. Alford, 56 born IN, City Fire Chief; his wife Margaret M. 43 IN; and his brother Benjamin Alford 42 IN are living in Anderson, Madison Co., IN. Charles and Benjamin’s parents were born in NC and IN.

            In 1880, Charles, 16 born IN, and his brother Benjamin 3 IN, are living with their parents Benj. F. Alford 49 NC, and Mary A. Alford 37 IN, in Anderson, Madison Co., IN.

            Benjamin F. Alford (1829–1899) and his wife Mary A. Alford (1843–1907) are buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, Madison Co., IN.

 

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CHARLES GEORGE ALFORD

 

THE COURIER-JOURNAL

Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY—Friday, 17 July 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

VEVAY [IN]—Charles G. Alford, 85, died Wednesday [July 15] at Dillsboro Manor [IN]. He was a native of Marshall County, Ky., a retired farmer and attended Rising Sun Wesleyan Church.

            Survivors: two sons, Willis Alford of Aberdeen and Myron Alford of Columbus; a daughter, Loretta King of Staunton, Va.; a brother, Ernie Alford of East Enterprise [IN]; 15 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

            Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday, Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Burial: Rising Sun New Cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 24 July 1906, last residence Rising Sun, Ohio Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his father, Thomas Alford; and siblings Elmer Taft Alford and Viola Alford Laib Proctor in this compilation.

            His lineage: Charles George 1906 KY1, Thomas 1874 KY2.

 

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CHARLES LEROYCE ALFORD

 

TIMES-UNION

Warsaw, Kosciusko Co., IN 14 February 2000

 

            Charles L. Alford, 80, of 600 N. Colfax St., Warsaw, died at 11:10 a.m. Feb. 12, 2000, in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

            He was born June 17, 1919, in Warsaw, to James and Margaret Haas Alford.

            Living most of his life in Warsaw, he also lived in Arizona and California. He worked at Miner Saw Mill, Warsaw, was a member of Pentecostal Church and was a World War II U.S. Army veteran.

            Survivors include a sister, Elva Curry, Warsaw, and a stepson, James Alford, Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by five sisters and three brothers.

            Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.... Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, with military graveside services by members of Warsaw American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his sister Elva L. Alford Curry; and his grandmother Martha J. Woods Alford in this compilation.

            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: Charles Leroyce 1919 IN1, James Oliver 1888 IN2, Oliver P. 1861 IN3, George Washington 1830 VA4, Robert 1805 VA5, Henry 1778 VA6, John 1735 Ireland7.

 

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CHARLES M. HALFORD

 

POST-TRIBUNE

Gary, Lake Co., IN—Wednesday, 21 September 2005

 

KIRKLIN [Clinton Co.], IN—Charles M. Halford, Age 90, passed away on the afternoon of Saturday, September 17, 2005 at the Harbour Manor Healthcare Facility in Noblesville [Hamilton Co.], Indiana. He was a retired farmer and 58 year member and past master of the Pickard Masonic Lodge #690 F & AM. He was a 1933 graduate of Kempton High School. He was born on March 2, 1915 in Rigdon, Indiana to the late Wayne and Alpha (Hiatt) Halford, who preceded him in death. He was married on November 3, 1938 to Orvilla Hunter, who preceded him in death on February 20, 1955.

            He is survived by his 3 daughters, Jo-Ellen Halford of Noblesville, Indiana, Judith R. (Kenneth) Jones of Kingston, Tennessee and Charlene (John) Greeman of Paulmetto, Florida; 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. 2 brothers, Daniel (Sandy) Halford of Waynestown, IN and Robert (Sally) Halford of Valparaiso, IN; several nieces. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and one brother, Edward Halford. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the Kercheval Funeral Home, Sheridan, Indiana with interment in the Kempton Cemetery, Kempton, Indiana. The visitation will be held from 4-7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 23, 2005 at the Kercheval Funeral Home with a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. on Friday evening.

 

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THE HERALD

Bradenton, FL—20 September 2005

 

            Charles M. Halford, 90, Kirklin, Ind., died Sept. 17, 2005. Born March 2, 1915, in Rigdon, Ind., to Wayne and Alpha (Hiatt) Halford. Graduated Kempton High School, in 1933, married Orvilla Hunter, on Nov. 3, 1938, was a retired farmer and 58-year member and Past Master of Pickard Masonic Lodge #690 F&AM. Preceded in death by his wife, Orvilla, parents, brother, Edward.

            Survivors: daughters, Jo-Ellen Halford, Noblesville, Ind.; Judith R. (Kenneth) Jones, Kingston, Tenn.; Charlene (John) Greeman, Palmetto, Fla.; six grandchildren: Melissa Wee, Kingston; Kenneth Wade (Lori) Jones, Penn.; Amanda (Allen) Jackson, Kingston; John Charles (Cindy) Greeman, Sarasota, Fla.; Gregg Greeman, Palmetto; Douglas (Rita) Greeman, Florida; eight great-grandchildren: Sean, James, Michael, Austin, Abigail, McKenzie, Parker, Gavinn; brothers: Daniel (Sandy), Waynestown, Ind.; Robert (Sally) Halford, Ind.; several nieces.

            Services are 10a.m., Sept. 24, 2005, Kercheval Funeral Home, Sheridan, Ind. Interment: Kempton Cemetery, Kempton, Ind. A Masonic service is 7:30p.m., Sept. 23.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Charles M. Halford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Noblesville, Hamilton Co., IN.

 

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CHARLOTTE ANN “CASSIE” SEDAM ALFORD

 

MADISON COURIER

Madison, Jefferson Co., IN—15 January 2002

 

            Charlotte Ann “Cassie” Sedam Alford, 45, of 2510 E. Buckeye Lane near Ryker’s Ridge, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital.

            She was born May 27, 1956, in Madison, the daughter of Cecil J. and Oddia Virginia Tilley Sedam.

            She was employed for 18 years at the former U.S. Shoe, later 9-West, plant, where she was a team leader in the fitting room and later in the stock room. After the shoe factory was closed, she worked for the Madison Consolidated Schools system at E.O. Muncie, the junior high, Dupont and Ryker’s Ridge schools.

            She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

            Surviving are her husband, Thomas E. Alford; one sister, Beverly Thornton of Madison; four brothers, James, Myrle, Thomas and Willis Sedam, all of Madison; and several nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, John Robert Sedam, June 29, 1941.

            Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Morgan-Webster-Nay Funeral Home, with burial in Fairmount Cemetery.

            Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday; and from 9 a.m. until the service Thursday at the funeral home.

            Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Relay for Life. Cards will be available at the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Charlotte A. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Madison, Jefferson Co., IN.

 

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CHRISTINE LYNN ALFORD

 

COURIER & PRESS

Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN—26 November 2010

 

EVANSVILLE, Ind.—Christine Lynn Alford, 46, died November 24, 2010, at Deaconess Hospital.

            Surviving are parents, Jackie and William Alford, brothers, Nicholas (Beth) and Timothy Alford (Lynn); sister, Jane Whitney (J.D.); nieces and nephews, Drake and Marina Whitney, Carmen and Conner Alford and Kinsley and Evan Alford.\

            Services are 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 27, 2010, at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum.

            There will be no services held at Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Avenue Evansville, IN 47711.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Christine Lynn Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 30 Apr 1964, last residence Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN.

 

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CLARA BASSETT ALFORD

 

Photo from Freeman Family Funeral Homes

 

DAILY NEWS

Greensburg, Decatur Co., IN—Tuesday, 12 April 2005

 

            Clara Bassett Alford, 102, Greensburg, died Monday in Morning Breeze Nursing Home.

            Clara was born April 11, 1902 in Shelby County, the daughter of the late George Bassett and Rose Gray.

            Clara had been a resident of Morning Breeze Apartments for the past four years, after having lived on farms in Shelby and Rush Counties for nearly all her life. After a childhood that included driving the second car in Shelby County at the age of nine, she graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1920, then attended Purdue University’s Homemaker’s School.

            She married George Henry Alford in 1927, and they spent most of the early years of their life together at Rest Haven Farm in southern Rush County. During those years Clara gave birth to daughters Sarah, Ruth, and Mary. In 1950, George and Clara returned to the ancestral Bassett farm in Shelby County where they lived until George’s death in 1979 and Clara’s move to assisted living in 1997. During her years as a farm wife she was active in the Farm Bureau, the B.P. Club, and the Milroy United Methodist Church, where she was a member of more than 70 years. The farm received the honor of the Hoosier Farm Homestead which is now Intelaplex Park and the Old Windmill Inn Bed and Breakfast.

            She is survived by daughters, Sarah (Fred) Deiwert of Greensburg, Ruth Stevens of Glenwood and Mary (Herb) Richey of Lexington, Ky.; granddaughters Joyce (Jeff) Stevens Honaker, Mary Jane Stevens, Rev. Sarah Richey; grandsons, Edwin A. (Jane) Deiwert, Michael (Wanda) Deiwert, Joe Stevens, James (Paula) Richey, Edward A. (Judy) Deiwert, Myron Dei-wert, Mark Stevens, John (Margaret) Richey; and 14 great-grandchildren.

            She was also predeceased by two sisters, Hazel and Clyda.

            .... Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Friday, at Carmony-Ewing Harrison St. Funeral Home in Shelbyville. Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Clara Alford (SS# issued in IN) but list her birth date as 11 Aug 1902, last residence Greensburg, Decatur Co., IN.

 

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CLARA WHITLER ALFORD

 

THE COURIER-JOURNAL

Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY—Saturday, 24 February 1990

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

JEFFERSONVILLE [Clark Co., IN]—Clara Whitler Alford, 88, of Oak Park Boulevard, died Thursday [Feb 22] at her home. She was a native of Hardinsburg, Ky., a Gold Star Mother of World War II and a member of Order of Eastern Star, Clark Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Wall Street United Methodist Church.

            Survivors: a son, Ralph Alford; a daughter, Shirley Spradley of San Diego, Calif.; two sisters, Effie Eskridge of Louisville and Grace Lyons of Hardinsburg; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

            Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday, Scott Funeral Home, with burial in Walnut Ridge Cemetery....

 

Photo from Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Clark Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Janet & Jim

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clara Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 1 Nov 1901, last residence not listed.

            We included the obituary of her son Ralph W. “Bill” Alford in Florida Obituaries.

            Her husband was Iceal Cecil Alford. On his WWI Draft Registration Card, he is age 19, born 2 May 1899, living in Nicollet Co., MN, working as a nurse at the State Hospital. His gravestone says he was born in 1900.

            Their son Iceal, who is listed with them on the 1930 census in Jeffersonville, Clark Co., IN, is buried in North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial in Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia, died 7 Dec 1942, killed in action during WWII. He is listed as 2 Lt Iceal W. Alford Jr. He served with the 330th Bomber Squadron 93rd Bomber.

 

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CLEOPHAS AGNES “CLEO” ALFORD BROCHIN

 

WASHINGTON TIMES-HERALD

Washington, Daviess Co., IN—3 July 2007

 

 

            Cleo A. (Alford) Brochin, 86, died at 5:40 a.m. Tuesday at Eastgate Manor Nursing Center.

            Born Jan. 24, 1921, in Washington, she was the daughter of Thomas E. and Rose A. (Kidwell) Alford.

            She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church. She is survived by her husband, Carl E. Brochin, whom she married June 3, 1940; two daughters and sons-in-law, Susie and Gilles Paradis of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mary Jean and Brent Kellams of Winslow; two sons and daughter-in-law, Jerry Lee and Sofia Brochin of Lytle, Texas, and Joseph M. Brochin of Stendal; one sister, Rose Theroff of Washington; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

            She is preceded in death by her parents; three sisters Sarah M. Webber, Lorena Walker and Dorothy Chastain; and three brothers, James, Richard and William Alford.

            A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at noon Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church, with Rev. Gordon Mann as celebrant. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery.

            Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ed Lee Mortuary, with a wake service at 4 p.m., and from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Friday at the church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI confirm the birth and death dates of Cleo A. Brochin (SS# issued in IN), last residence Washington, Daviess Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Richard Thomas Alford, Rose Eileen Alford Theroff and Sarah Margaret Alford Webber in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother James Andrew “Max” Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            She is listed as Cleophus on the 1930 census in Washington, Daviess Co., IN, and as Cleophas on her Find A Grave memorial and in Ancestry family trees.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Cleophas Agnes 1921 IN1, Thomas Everett 1884 IN2, James M. 1857 OH3, Isaac 1834 OH4, Oliver 1789 MA5, Elijah 1757 MA6, Elijah 1732 CT7, Josiah 1696 CT8, Josiah 1649 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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CORA ETTA ALFORD THOMAS SANDS BICKER

 

HUNTINGTON HERALD-PRESS

Huntington, Huntington Co., IN—Friday, 8 July 1960

 

            Mrs. Cora Bicker, 85, died at 11 a.m. Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Curtis Myers, Winona Lake. She was taken to her daughter’s home several months ago from her Huntington home at 54 West Vine Street, when she became ill....

            She had been a Huntington resident for 45 years. She was born January 7, 1875 in Logansport to Corrington and Ellen Harrison Alford. She was married January 24, 1912, to William A. Bicker, who survives.

            Other survivors are Mrs. Myers; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two step-daughters, Mrs. Ruby [Stoops], Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Tom Arnold, San Diego, Calif.; two nephews, Lawrence A. Weaver, Chicago, and Robert Weaver, Greenwood [Indiana]. Three sisters are deceased.

            Mrs. Bicker taught piano and voice for several years here after studying music at the Holy Angels Academy. She was a member of the Congregational Christian Church and formerly taught the Esther class. She was also a member of the Grand Chapter 319, Order of Eastern Star at Indianapolis.

            Friends may call after 7:30 p.m. today at the Robbins Funeral Home where services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday.... Burial will be in the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Corrington Loyal Alford and Ellen Ann Harrison Alford; and sisters Leona J. Alford Weaver and Matilda Alford Wildermuth in this compilation.

            From IN Marriages: Cora E. Alford married John E. Thomas on 7 Oct 1896 in Cass Co., IN. Cora E. Alford m. Edgar P. Sands on 13 Feb 1900 in Cass Co., IN.

            See Corrington L. and Loyal A. Alford, biographies of Cora’s father and grandfather, in AAFA’s Biographies and Autobiographies of “Alfords”.

            On the 1900 census, Edgar and Cora are boarding in South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN: Edgar A. Sands, age 38 b. Aug 1861 in WI; and Cora 25 b. Jan 1875 in IN, 0 children, 0 living. They were married 3 months.

            On the 1910 census, Cora E. Sands is divorced, living with her mother in Logansport, Cass Co., IN: Ellen Alford, age 61 b. IN, widow, 4 children, 3 living; daughter Cora E. Sands, 32 b. IN, divorced, 1 child, 1 living; daughter Tillie Alford 26 b. IN; granddaughter Ellen P. Sands, 7 b. IN; and 2 sisters: Elizabeth Harrison 71 IN, and Matilda Harrison 68 IN.

            On the 1920 census, Cora is living with her third husband in Huntington, Huntington Co., IN: William A. Bicker, age 47 b. OH; wife Cora 44 IN; daughters Ruby E. 20 OH and Gladys 15 OH, and stepdaughter Phyllis Sands 17 IN.

            On the 1930 census, they are still in Huntington, and Cora’s mother is living with them: William A. Bicker, 58 OH; wife Cora E. 55 IN; and mother-in-law Ellen A. Alford 82 IN, widow.

            The obituary of Cora’s third husband:

 

HUNTINGTON HERALD-PRESS

Huntington, IN—1 June 1964

 

            Former resident of this city and an employe[e] of the Erie Railroad more than 40 years, William A. Bicker, 92, died at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ruby Stoops..., Fort Wayne, where he had lived the last five years following the death of his wife here....

            Mr. Bicker was a native of Gettysburg [possibly Gettsburg, OH, listed as place of burial below]....

            Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Stoops, with whom he lived, and Mrs. Gladys Arnold, San Diego, California; a step-daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Myers, Winona Lake; two sisters, Mrs. John Casey, Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Carrie Kendell, Greenville, Ohio; three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren. Friends may call in the Mungovan & Son Mortuary, South Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne, where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday.... Burial will be in Gettsburg, Ohio.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Cora Etta 1875 IN1, Corrington Loyal 1836 OH2, Loyal Adolphus 1814 VT3, Oliver 1767 CT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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CORRINGTON LOYAL ALFORD

 

LOGANSPORT REPORTER

Logansport, Cass Co., IN—8 October 1908

 

            Corrington Alford, aged seventy-two years, died suddenly last evening after suffering a stroke of opoplexy [sic]. He suffered the stroke at 6 o’clock while setting up a stove, and died within an hour.

            He was an old resident of this city and had lived at 425 1/2 Fifth Street for years. His first marriage was to Charlotte Rowe, and to this union one daughter was born—Mrs. Ida Ricketts of Winamac. His second marriage was to Miss Helen Harrison, and four children were born, three of whom survive; they are Mrs. Cora Sand and Miss Tillie Alford of this city and Mrs. L.J. Weaver of Minevah.

            The funeral will be held Saturday at 2:30 from the residence, conducted by Rev. A.A. Mainwaring of the Baptist Church. Interment in Mount Hope.

 

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Photo from Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Cass Co., IN - Cass County, Indiana, GenWeb Project

Permission granted by the photographer, Debby Beheler

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his second wife, Ellen Ann Harrison Alford; daughters Cora Etta Alford Thomas Sands Bicker, Leona J. Alford Weaver, and Matilda Alford Wildermuth; and sister Louisa Emeline Alford Crampton in this compilation.

            See Corrington L. and Loyal A. Alford, biographies of Corrington and his father, in AAFA’s Biographies and Autobiographies of “Alfords”.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s Corrington Loyal Alford Collection, Section Nine.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Corrington Loyal 1836 OH1, Loyal Adolphus 1814 VT2, Oliver 1767 CT3, Benedict 1716 CT4, Benedict 1688 CT5, Jeremiah 1655 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7.

 

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DALE ALFORD

 

COURIER & PRESS

Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN—Sunday, 15 February 1998

 

WASHINGTON, Ind.—Dale Alford, 87, died Friday night [February 13] at Eastgate Nursing Center.

            He was a lifelong farmer and a school bus driver for 37 years. He attended Wesley United Methodist Church.

            Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Eva V.; three daughters, Lenora Hart and Cheryl Price, both of Washington, and Carolyn Traylor of Otwell; a brother, Sam of Washington; eight grandchildren, including a granddaughter whom they raised, Patricia Ingle of Mooresville; and five great-grandchildren.

            Services will be at 10 a.m. EST Tuesday at Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, with burial in Sugarland Memory Gardens….

FAG photo requested 12/12/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dale Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 13 Sept 1910, last residence Washington, Daviess Co., IN.

            From IN Births: Dale Alford was born 13 Sept 1910 in Daviess Co., the son of John W. Alford and May Burres.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Dale 1910 IN1, John 1889 IN2, George Hoge 1842 VA3, Charles 1801 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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DALE C. ALFRED

 

JOURNAL GAZETTE

Mattoon, Coles Co., IL—2 December 2005

 

PLAINFIELD, Ind.—Dale C. Alfred, 94, of Plainfield, Ind., formerly of Mattoon, died Nov. 30, 2005, at St. Vincent Hospital.

            The funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Plainfield United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Dodge Grove Cemetery in Mattoon. Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home, in Plainfield, Ind.

            He was born Sept. 18, 1911, in Mattoon, son of George and Martha Cory Alfred. He married Frances Bouck; she preceded him in death.

            Survivors include a daughter, Joan Lee Alfred; a sister, Patricia Poorman; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

            He was also preceded in death by a son.

            Mr. Alfred retired in 1976 after 37 years as director of labor relations with McLean Trucking. He was a member of the Plainfield United Methodist Church, Plainfield Masonic Lodge 653, Indianapolis Scottish Rite and Indianapolis Shrine.

            Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Dale C. Alfred (SS# issued in IL), last residence Plainfield, Hendricks Co., IN.

            His ALFRED lineage: Dale C. 1911 IL1, George Thomas 1883 IL2, Edward C. 1855 VA3, Isaac 1817 VA4.

 

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DAVID F. ALFORD

 

DAILY JOURNAL

Franklin, Johnson Co., IN—25 February 2003

 

            David F. Alford, 58, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, at his residence in Shelbyville.

            He was born Nov. 28, 1944, in Rushville. His parents were Robert Thomas and Beryl Elaine (Swartz) Alford. He married Nancy Ann Collins on July 28, 1965. She survives. Other survivors include a son, Jeffrey David Alford of Shelbyville; a daughter, Kara Lynn Brown of Alabama; a brother, Larry Alford of Milroy; and three grandchildren.

            He owned and operated Dave’s USA Auto in Shelbyville for 13 years. He was a member of Greensburg Country Club.

            A service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service in Shelbyville. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Brook Cemetery in Milroy.

 

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Inscription: Married to Nancy Ann Collins July 28, 1965

 

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Photos from East Brook Cemetery, Milroy, Rush Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Taken by photographer, Geneabear no way to contact

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of David F. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence not listed.

 

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DAVID L. ALFORD

 

ELKHART TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—Wednesday, 20 April 2005

 

MARION—David L. Alford, 64, of 505 N. Bradner Ave., Marion, died at 6:10 p.m. Saturday (April 16, 2005) at Bradner Village Healthcare Center, Marion.

            He was born July 1, 1940, in Elkhart, to Robert N. and Marjorie (Kantz) Alford.

            Surviving are two daughters, Susan Branham of Winnsboro, Texas, and Julie Larson of Pierceton; two sons, Matthew Alford of Tippecanoe and Michael Alford of Leesburg; nine grandchildren; and two brothers, John Alford of Edwardsburg and Randy Alford of Tampa, Fla.

            He was preceded in death by one sister, Bonnie Alford Farnham.

            Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, 2290 Provident Court, Warsaw, where services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday.... Burial will be in Rice Cemetery, Elkhart.

            A self-employed carpenter, he also was the owner of Alford’s Catering. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1957 to 1962 and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Gas City. He enjoyed collecting coins, riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles, refurbishing old cars and being a magician. He had lived in Elkhart, Warsaw, Rochester, Plymouth and Marion.

            Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association.

 

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Photos from Rice Cemetery, Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Karen K

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of David L. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Marion, Grant Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Robert N. Alford and Marjorie R. Kantz Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: David L. 1940 IN1, Robert N. 1913 IN2, Newton Orvil 1883 IN3, John Newton 1856 OH4, Royal Freeman 1830 PA5, Hiram 1800 VT6, Oliver 1767 CT7, Benedict 1716 CT8, Benedict 1688 CT9, Jeremiah 1655 CT10, Benedict 1619 England11.

 

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DELILAH JANE ALFORD MILLER

 

ELKHART WEEKLY TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—12 March 1896

 

SUDDEN DEATH SUMMONS

MRS. WILLIAM H. MILLER MET DEATH WITHOUT WARNING

 

            Residents of south Sixth street were startled last evening about 9:30 o’clock by the report that Mrs. W.H. Miller, wife of “Billy” Miller, deputy postmaster, had fallen dead at her home. Mrs. Miller had been up and around the house as usual and about 9:30 prepared to retire for the night. Bidding her family “good night” she started for her bed chamber and when about to enter her room sank to the floor. Assistance was promptly rendered and medical aid summoned but to no avail, the dread messenger had taken the life of wife and mother without a moment’s warning. Heart trouble was assigned as the cause of her sudden demise, she having been afflicted with an affection of that organ for some time.

            The deceased leaves her husband and three sons, Bert, Robert and LeRoy, to mourn the loss of a kind and devoted wife and mother. She was also a sister of Mr. J.M. Alford, of this city and Mrs. Ellen Chalfant, B.C. Alford, Will Alford, South Bend; Robert and Joe Alford, San Diego, Cal.; Geo. Alford, Warsaw; Alice Alford, Parry, Oklahoma.

            Mrs. Miller was formerly Miss Deliah Jane Alford, and was born in this county fifty-three years ago. The deceased was married to W.H. Miller about thirty-three years ago and has been a highly esteemed resident of this city ever since.

            The funeral will take place from the late residence on Friday afternoon, Rev. H.L. Vannuys, her pastor, officiating. - Goshen Times

 

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Photo from Oakridge Cemetery, Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Ashton

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Robert Alford and Sarah Cart Alford; and siblings Benjamin C. Alford, Eleanor C. Alford Chalfant, George Washington Alford, James Melling Alford, Sarah Ann Alford Swart, and William A. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her brothers Joseph F. Alford and Robert Alford Jr. in California Obituaries.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s Corrington Loyal Alford Collection, Fifth Section. From this document: “Delilah J. Alford (Miller)—she was born in Elkhart County, Indiana, Feb. 18, 1843. She married Mr. W.H. Miller, Mar. 17, 1867. He was born Oct. 14, 1841 and by occupation Deputy Post Master. She died at Goshen, Indiana, Mar. 3, 1879 in her 47th year [incorrect]. They had five children.”

            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: Delilah Jane 1843 IN1, Robert 1805 VA2, Henry 1778 VA3, John 1735 Ireland4.

 

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DONALD C. ALFORD

 

THE NEWS-EXAMINER

Connersville, Fayette Co., IN—2 December 1996

 

LIBERTY—Donald C. Alford, 83, 221 S. Turkey Creek Road, Liberty Road, Liberty, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 1996 at Reid Hospital, Richmond [Wayne Co.].

            He was born June 24, 1913 to Ferdinand and Myrtle Hokey Alford in Laurel [Franklin Co., IN].

            On March 30, 1946, in Lexington, KY, he was married to Barbara Reese, to whom he celebrated 50 years of marriage in March.

            He had worked at Roots Blower in Connersville for 48 years, retiring in 1977. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He and his wife wintered in Key Largo, Fla., for the past 20 years. They spent summers in the Cherokee Campground in Centerville for 20 years and at the Fox Run Campground in Brookville for five years.

            He had lived all of his life in the Union County area.

            Survivors include his wife, Barbara Reese Alford of Liberty; two sons, Barry L. Alford of Germantown, Ohio and Michael D. Alford of Loveland, Ohio; two daughters, Sue A. Paterson of Fishers and Donna J. Bowman of Centerville; a sister Helen Deilkes of Connersville; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Mark A. Alford; a daughter, Tina M. Alford; three brothers; two sisters; and a grandson, Rodney Patterson.

            Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Showalter-Blackwell, Baker-Fosdick Chapel, Liberty. Burial will be in Laurel North Cemetery. Friends may call tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

            Memorial contributions may be made at the funeral home to the Kidney Center of Richmond in Mr. Alford’s memory.

FAG photo requested 12/10/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Donald C. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Liberty, Union Co., IN.

            See the obituary of his wife, Barbara J. Reese Alford, in this compilation.

            From IN Marriages: Ferdinand S. Alford married Myrtle Hockey on 26 Sept 1903 in Franklin Co., IN.

            On Ferdinand Silvester Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 35, born 30 March 1883. He is a painter, living in Franklin, Franklin Co., IN, and names his nearest relative Myrtle Alford. He signed his full name, but it is indexed incorrectly as Ferdinand Swift Alford.

            On the 1930 census, Myrtle Alford, age 48 divorced, is living alone in Connersville, Fayette Co., IN. Ferdinand S. Alford, 47 divorced, is living with his mother, Louisa J. Alford.

 

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DONALD E. ALFORD

 

HAMILTON JOURNAL-NEWS

Hamilton, Butler Co., OH—Wednesday, 28 March 2001

 

INDIANAPOLIS [Marion Co.]—Donald Alford, 74, of Indianapolis, died on Monday, March 26, 2001. Funeral services were held at Rose Hill Cemetery, Hamilton [Butler Co., OH].

            His wife, Margaret McCarthy Alford, son, Christopher Alford, and daughters, Donna Autry and Barbara Alford survive him.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donald E. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 13 Nov 1927, last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            See the obituary of his wife, Margaret Rita McCarthy Alford, in this compilation.

            On the 1930 census in Hamilton, Butler Co., OH, Donald, age 3 b. OH, is the only child of Alvin E. Alford, 27 b. KY, and Jewel, 24 b. KY. Also living in the household are Alvin’s father-in-law Jerome Howard, 45 KY widower, sister-in-law Viola Howard 17 KY, and brother-in-law Eugene 21 KY.

            Ohio Deaths (Ancestry.com) lists the death of Alvin E. Alford on 16 Feb 1961 in Butler Co., OH. He was married, age 58, born about 1903.

 

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DONALD J. “JIMBO” ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Saturday, 4 September 2004

 

            Donald J. “Jimbo” Alford 62, Shelbyville, died Sept. 2, 2004. Services: 10 a.m. Sept. 6 in Carmony-Ewing Harrison St. Funeral Home.

 

In another article:

 

Source unknown, but probably:

SHELBYVILLE NEWS

Shelbyville, Shelby Co., IN—_____ September 2004

 

            Donald J. “Jimbo” Alford, 62, of Shelbyville, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at Kindred Hospital Indianapolis South, in Greenwood.

            Born Dec. 30, 1941, in Shelbyville, he was the son of W. Harold and Ruth (Keith) Alford.

            Survivors include one daughter, Tammy Hartwell of Shelbyville; five sons, Bobby Alford of Fairland, Brian Alford and Billy Alford, both of Indianapolis, Donald Eugene Alford of Edinburgh, and Aaron Alford of Marietta; four sisters, Ruth Smith of Edinburgh, Jane Alford and Sherra “Sherry” Alford, both of Flat Rock, and Aliscia Platt of Norcross, Ga.; and nine grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Barbara Darby; and three brothers, Robert J. “Pete” Alford, Ronald W. Alford and Paul Samuel Alford.

            Mr. Alford was a lifelong Shelbyville resident.

            He was a truck driver for Robert Trucking for several years after retiring in 1995 from Amtrak in Beech Grove.

            Mr. Alford was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

            Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home, 819 S. Harrison St.

            Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, at the funeral home, with the Rev. Steven Bohall officiating.

            Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

            Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 6100 West 96th Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

 

Photo from Forest Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville, Shelby Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donna Hardebeck

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Donald J. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Shelbyville, Shelby Co., IN.

            See the obituary of his sister Sherra Mae Alford in this compilation.

 

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E. GERALDINE “JERRY” WRIGHT GREBE ALFORD

 

E. Geraldine "Jerry"  Alford

Photo from Erlewein Mortuary and Crematory

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Sunday, 19 May 2013

 

            E. Geraldine “Jerry” Wright Alford, 91 of Greenfield, died Friday, May 17, 2013 at Golden Living Facility in Greenfield. Born on June 24, 1921 in Columbus [Bartholomew Co.], IN, she was the daughter of Harris E. [Wright] and Ella Purtlebaugh-Stuckey. She graduated from Arsenal Technical High School in 1939.

            Jerry retired from MacAllister Machinery Company in Indianapolis after 26 years; she also worked as a genealogist for Ye Old Genealogy Shoppe in Wanamaker. She was a lifetime member of Centenary Christian Church in Indianapolis.

            Surviving her are her son, Donald W. Grebe of Greenfield; daughter, Jane D. (Robert) Wakeland of Greenfield; brother, William A. Wright of Matton, IL; six grandchildren, Jeralynn, Angelynn, Brent, Laura, Shawn and Stephen; and five great-grandchildren, Daisy, Declan, Austin, Abbey, and Anthony.

            Preceding her in death were her parents; and daughter, Ann Shepherd.

            Visitation will be on Monday, May 20, from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary and Crematory. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, May 21, at 10:00 a.m. also at the mortuary. Pastor Troy Doubman will be officiating. Burial will follow at Washington Park East in Indianapolis.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Centenary Christian Church at 1035 N Oxford St Indianapolis, IN 46201 Friends may share a memory or send a condolence at http://www.erleweinmortuary.com or email condolences to sympathy@erleweinmortuary.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            Her maiden name is Wright, as listed in the obituary, which should read, “daughter of Harris E. [Wright] and Ella Purtlebaugh-Stuckey.”

            Geraldine E. Wright, age 8, is on the 1930 census in Indianapolis with her parents, Harris and Ella Wright, and brother William.

            In 1940 she is the wife of Donald Grebe, and they are living with her parents in Indianapolis. They were married 21 Jan 1940 and divorced in 1943.

            Her mother’s maiden name is Purtlebaugh, and she remarried a Stuckey. She is buried in Washington Park East Cemetery as “Ella P. Stuckey, Wife of Racy, 1903–1965.”

 

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EASTER LORINE WISE ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—_____ December 2003

 

CAMBRIDGE CITY, Ind.—Easter Lorine Wise Alford, age 84, went to be with her Savior on Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at her home in Cambridge City.

            Easter was born on June 5, 1919, in Crothersville, Ind., to Harden and Rose Baker Wise.

            She was a homemaker and active in volunteer work at the Golay Community Center in Cambridge City, Ind. She was a member of the Milton Christian Church. She was former member of Cary Club and Milton Order of Eastern Star. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

            Her husband, Rev. Charles L. Alford, died April 25, 1987.

            Survivors include three daughters, Sue Ellen Kutter of Cambridge City, Ind., Betty Lorine (husband Fred) Lucas of Morgantown, Ind., and Wanda Charlene (husband Art) Hadley of Columbus, Ind.; a son, Michael Edward (wife Nancy) Alford of Dublin, Ind.; four grandchildren, Kelli Alford of Indianapolis, Ind., Lisa Voorde of Sellersburg, Ind., Fred Allen Lucas of Indianapolis, Ind., and Beth Hadley of Evansville, Ind.; a great-grandson, Allen Voorde; a sister, Betty Kiefer of Pennsylvania; nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Otteman, and three brothers, Bruce Adams, George William Adams and Earl Adams.

            Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, at the Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City, Ind., with Rev. Tom Cici and Gordon Mehaffey officiating. Burial will follow in Westside Cemetery in Milton, Ind. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 26, 2003, at the funeral home.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Milton Christian Church, 307 S. Center St., Milton, IN 47357, or to the donor’s favorite charity.

 

Photo from Milton Cemetery, Milton, Wayne Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Susan Clemons

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Easter L. Alford (SS# issued in IN), but her death date is listed as 21 Dec 2003, last residence Cambridge City, Wayne Co., IN.

            Easter’s husband was Charles Lester Alford Jr. His ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines.

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Charles Lester 1921 IN1, Charles Lester 1896 IN2, William Edward 1873 ??3, George H. 1836 VA4, James R. 1804 VA5, John 1773 VA6, John 1732 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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EDITH O. CORL ALFORD

 

ELKHART TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—Monday, 2 April 1962

 

            Services for Mrs. Edith C. Alford, 78, of 824 Cassopolis, will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Grace Methodist Church, where she was a member. The Rev. Herman Surber will be in charge. Burial will be in Rice Cemetery. Mrs. Alford died at home Saturday [March 31] after illness.

            She was born Aug. 15, 1883, in Bourbon, Ind., and was married June 26, 1909 to Newton O. Alford.

            He survives, along with a daughter, Mrs. Helen Grubbs, Warsaw, Ind., and two sons, Carl, Elmira, N.Y., and Robert, Elkhart.

            Friends may call at the Walley Funeral Home.

 

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Photos from Rice Cemetery, Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Karen K

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Newton Orvil Alford; and son Robert N. Alford in this compilation.

 

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EDNA B. ALFORD STILES

 

EVENING REPUBLIC

Columbus, Bartholomew Co., IN—28 April 2005

 

            Edna Stiles, 84, of Midway Street died at 2:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at Columbus Health & Rehabilitation Center.

            Mrs. Stiles formerly owned and operated the Red House Drive-in Restaurant in Nashville. She was a member of the Baptist Church in Bowling Green, Ky. She moved to Columbus in 1983.

            A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Garland Brook Cemetery. There will be no calling. Arrangements were made by Myers Funeral Service, Hathaway-Myers Chapel on Pearl Street.

            Memorials may be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana.

            Born Feb. 13, 1921, in Bowling Green, Mrs. Stiles was the daughter of Granger and Mary Pruitt Alford. She married Luther Stiles.

            Survivors include a daughter, Dixie Smith of Columbus; sons, Don Stiles of Columbus, Harold Stiles of Avon Park, Fla. and Fred Stiles of Morgantown; sisters, Geraldine Minton and Mary Wilson, both of Bowling Green, and Marion Singleton of Houston; brothers, George Alford of Bowling Green and Lionel, W.G. and William Alford, all of Indianapolis; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; her former husband; a son, Dallas Stiles; a sister; three brothers; and a granddaughter, Maria Smith.

FAG photo requested 12/10/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Edna B. Stiles (SS# issued in IN), last residence Columbus, Bartholomew Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Annie Evelyn Alford and John Oneal Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her parents, William Granger Alford and Mary Elizabeth Pruitt Alford, in Kentucky Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Edna 1921 KY1, William Granger 1902 KY2, Peter Henderson 1863 KY3, William Thomas 1838 KY4, William 1804 VA5, William 1775 VA6.

 

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EDWIN EARL ALFORD, JR.

 

CINCINNATI POST

Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH—Tuesday, 4 April 2000

 

            Edwin Earl Alford Jr., 80, of Aurora, Ind., died Saturday. He was a retired machinist and a World War II Army veteran.

            Services: 1 p.m. Thursday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, Vevay. Visitation: noon Thursday at the funeral home.

 

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Photo from Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Switzerland Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Michele Davis

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edwin E. Alford Jr. (SS# issued in MI) was born 15 Dec 1919, last residence Aurora, Dearborn Co., IN.

            See the obituary of his wife, Gladys Mae Hambrick Sigmon Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ELEANOR C. ALFORD CHALFANT

 

ELKHART DAILY REVIEW

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—Wednesday, 18 October 1916

 

            Mrs. Eleanor Chalfant of South Bend, widow of Thomas Chalfant, died Tuesday [October 17], aged 75.She was born in Elkhart county, but moved to South Bend fifty-two years ago.

 

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Photo from City Cemetery, South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mike Eby

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Robert Alford Sr. and Sarah Cart Alford; and siblings Benjamin C. Alford, Delilah Jane Alford Miller, George Washington Alford, James Melling Alford, Sarah Ann Alford Swart, and William A. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her brothers Joseph F. Alford and Robert Alford Jr. in California Obituaries.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s Corrington Loyal Alford Collection, Fifth Section. From this document: “Ellen C. Alford (Chalfout [sic: Chalfant]) - she was born in Elkhart County, Indiana, Aug. 5, 1840. She married Mr. Thomas Chalfout, April 21, 1864. He was born in Richmond, Indiana, Feb. 18, 1820 and died at South Bend, Indiana. They had three children.” Her gravestone shows 1841 as her birth year.

            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: Eleanor C. 1840 IN1, Robert 1805 VA2, Henry 1778 VA3, John 1735 Ireland4.

 

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ELIJAH WALKER HALFORD

 

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

 

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From the George Grantham Bain Collection at the Library of Congress.

 

CANTON REPOSITORY

Canton, OH—Monday, 28 February 1938

 

PERSHING’S FRIEND DIES

 

LEONIA, N.J., Feb. 28.—Lieut. Col. Elijah Walker Halford, one time private secretary to President Benjamin Harrison and close friend of Gen. John J. Pershing, died yesterday at the age of 95.

 

In another article:

 

NEW YORK TIMES

New York, NY—22 November 1888

 

MR. E.W. HALFORD TO BE PRESIDENT HARRISON’S PRIVATE SECRETARY

 

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 21.—The President-elect this evening tendered to Elijah W. Halford, managing editor of the Indianapolis Journal, the office of private secretary. Mr. Halford is 43 years of age, and came from England, when a child, with his parents, who settled in Cincinnati. He began his newspaper career as a reporter on the Indianapolis Journal 25 years ago, and rose in a few years, through successive promotions, to the managing editorship. He was for a time the managing editor of the Chicago Inter-Ocean, in its first year. Returning to Indianapolis, he resumed the managing editorship of the Journal.

            He was for years private secretary to the late Senator Morton. He has long taken an active and prominent part in Indiana politics and was a delegate to the late Chicago convention, representing Indiana on the Committee on Platform, and shares with the Hon. William McKinley of Ohio, the distinction of having contributed no inconsiderable share in the construction of the National platform upon which the late campaign was fought.

            As an editorial writer he is widely known for his able and incisive political articles, the pungency of his style giving his writings a distinctiveness, leaving no doubt on the reader’s mind as to their authorship. For several years past Mr. Halford has been on intimate and confidential terms with Gen. Harrison, and his selection for the important place now tendered him therefore occasions no surprise here. The new private secretary is married and has one child, a daughter of 17. He is the elder brother of Mr. A.J. Halford of the Washington Bureau of the Associated Press.

 

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Photos from Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rick France

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of his wife, Mary Frances Armstrong Halford; and his brother Alfred James Halford in District of Columbia Obituaries.

            Elijah, age 6, arrived in New York City from Liverpool, England, on the “Sarah Sands” on 28 Oct 1848 with his family: Elijah Halfried, 33 tailor; Maria 31; Louisa 19, and Maria 7.

            Elijah Halford, printer age 17 born England, is listed on the 1860 census in St. Clair, Butler Co., OH, with Maria Halford, age 42 born England, Alfred J. Halford, 8 OH, and George C. Halford, age 6 OH. Also living with the family are Smith A. Stanage, printer 24 OH, and Louisa Stanage 22 England.

 

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ELIZA DICKINSON ALFORD

 

GOSHEN TIMES

Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN— Thursday, 20 October 1881

 

            The wife of Hiram Alford died on Wednesday night of last week. She was quite an aged lady.

            The neighbors suspected foul play and called in Coroner Dodge to hold an inquest on Thursday, who returned the following verdict: “I do find that the deceased came to her death by inflammation of the stomach and bowels, and I do further find by the evidence that the said Eliza Alford was not properly cared for during her sickness by her husband.”

            While the verdict criminates no one it certainly does not reflect great credit on the husband and protector.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her second husband, Hiram Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ELIZABETH DARST ALFORD

 

GOSHEN MID-WEEK NEWS-TIMES

Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—Friday, 27 January1905

 

            Mrs. Elizabeth Alford, wife of Royal Alford, died this morning aged 69 years, four months and fifteen days.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Perry county, Ohio and married Royal Alford on Jan. 8, 1853.

            She is survived by the husband, three sons, John N. Alford, Orville R. Alford and Harry H. Alford, two daughters, Mrs. Fred Arndt and Mrs. F.B. Hoffman. All but Mrs. Hoffman reside at LaGrange.

            The funeral will be at the home of Mrs. Hoffman Saturday at ten o’clock. Interment at Oak Ridge cemetery. Rev. Mathes will officiate.

 

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Photos from Oakridge Cemetery, Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Ashton

In front of the large Alford monument, left to right: Elizabeth, Royal, Sarah, John

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Royal Freeman Alford; and son John Newton Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Harry H. Alford in Pennsylvania Obituaries.

            From IN Deaths: Elizabeth Alford died 25 Jan 1905 in Cass Co., age 68.

 

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ELIZABETH MCMICHAEL ALFORD

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Sunday, 17 January 1937

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

            Mrs. Elizabeth McMichael Alford, aged 81, of 1407 Lincoln Way West, died in her home Saturday afternoon after six weeks’ illness. She was born in South Bend, April 14, 1855, and spent all her life here. She was married in 1877 in South Bend to William Alford, who died here five years ago. She leaves a son, Percy Alford, of this city; a daughter, Mrs. C.M. [Cleo] Vanderhool, of Detroit, Mich., and a sister, Mrs. S. Austin, of South Bend.

            The body will lie in the Miller-White mortuary from 1 o’clock Monday afternoon when it will be removed to the residence. Funeral services will take place from the residence at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon and burial will be in city cemetery.

 

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Photo from City Cemetery, South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Diana Brown

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, William A. Alford; and children Bertha Alford, Glendaline “Glennie” Alford, and Percy Alford in this compilation.

 

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ELLA A. ADAMS ALFORD

 

THE HERALD-TIMES

Bloomington, Monroe Co., IN—Tuesday, 18 September 2001

 

            Ella A. (Adams) Alford, 80, of Mooresville [Morgan Co.], died on Sept. 16, 2001, in the Hendricks Community Hospital in Danville.

            The daughter of William Newt and Willie (Smith) Adams she was born on Nov. 18, 1920, in Wyatt [Mississippi Co.], Mo. She married Albert Lee Alford on May 26, 1939. He died Sept. 25, 1998.

            Mrs. Alford was a homemaker. She enjoyed reading, puzzles and watching golf on TV.

            Survivors are two sons, Tony Alford of Martinsville and Albert L. Alford Jr., of Indianapolis; three daughters, Nancy L. Scaggs, Indianapolis; Judy M. Atwood, Mooresville, and Kay Angel of Paragon, 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

A son, Jerry R. Alford, preceded her in death.

            The service will be 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Carlisle and Son Funeral Chapel in Mooresville. Father Jerry Kirkhoff will officiate. A private interment of the cremains will take place at a later date in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Greenwood….

 

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Photo from Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Helper

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ella A. Alford (SS# issued in MO), last residence Mooresville, Morgan Co., IN.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of William Alford ca 1780 VA – ca 1835 TN.

            Her husband’s lineage: Albert Lee 1913 MO1, Nelly Monroe 1876 TN2, Thomas Jefferson 1845 TN3, William 1780 VA4.

 

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ELLEN ANN HARRISON ALFORD

 

LOGANSPORT PHAROS-REPORTER

Logansport, Cass Co., IN—24 May 1933

 

            Mrs. C.L. Alford, 84 years old, a native of Cass County and resident of Logansport until 12 years ago, died Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Bicker at Huntington, Indiana. She was the widow of Corrington Alford. The body will be returned to Logansport, Friday, and taken to the home of a niece, Mrs. Harry Clark 716 Bringhurst St., where the funeral service will be held at 2:30 o’clock in the afternoon. Interment will be made in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

            Surviving besides the daughter are a step-daughter, Mrs. Ida Ricketts, of Alpena, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

            The deceased was a member of the Tribe of Ben Hur, L.S. of A. and an honorary member of the G.A.R. Also, she was a member of the Baptist church of this city.

            Mrs. Alford was born January 29, 1849, the daughter of John and Mary Harrison, and June 29 1868, was united in marriage to Corrington L. Alford, a former local businessman. Four children were born to this union but three preceded the mother in death.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Corrington Loyal Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and daughters Cora Etta Alford Thomas Sands Bicker, Leona J. Alford Weaver, and Matilda Alford Wildermuth in this compilation.

 

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ELNA M. JOHNS WOOFTER ALFORD

 

ELKHART TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—Monday, 31 October 2005

 

 

ELKHART—Elna M. Alford, 86, of 2203 Morehouse Ave., died at 10:47 p.m. Friday (Oct. 28, 2005) at Elkhart General Hospital.

            She was born Jan. 20, 1919, in St. Joseph, Mich. to Julius and Johaana (Wohlgemut) Johns. She married Louis G. Woofter on Dec. 11, 1938, in St. Joseph. He preceded her in death. She married Robert N. Alford on April 28, 1984, in Syracuse. He died May 17, 1992, in Elkhart.

            She is survived by one son, Gerald L. (Carmella) Woofter of Lubbock, Texas; one grandson, Brett A. Woofter; and a close family friend, Pamela K. Townsend, both of Elkhart.

            She was preceded in death by one son, Thomas A. Woofter, who died on Feb. 27, 2003; and one daughter, Sharon Crisp, who died in 2005.

            Friends may call two hours prior to 6 p.m. Wednesday funeral services, at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home and Crematory, 700 E. Jackson Blvd., Elkhart. Rev. Raymond P. LaBorde of McCoy Memorial Baptist Church, will officiate. Cremation will take place.

            Mrs. Alford was a homemaker and she enjoyed cooking....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elna M. Alford (SS# issued in MI), last residence Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Robert N. Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ELMER ALFORD

 

DAILY BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Monday, 11 October 1971

 

 

            Elmer Alford, 69, 314 W. 34th St., died at 2:05 p.m. Sunday [October 10] at Community Hospital after an illness of the past several months.

            A resident of Anderson most of his life, he retired in 1967 from plant 17, Delco-Remy Division after 42 years with the General Motors Company. He was born in Hamilton County, the son of George and Dora Haas Alford.

            Alford was a member of the Colonial United Methodist Church, Killbuck Retirees Club, UAW 662, and was a World War I Naval veteran.

            Surviving are the widow, the former Dorothy B. Jarvis, to whom he was married in 1950 in Elwood; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Hargrove of Stanton, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Greg (Twilla) Clanin of Anderson; two stepsons, Cecil and Dalls Crose, both of Illinois; a sister, Mrs. Marie Crooks of Lapel; four grandchildren and two nephews.

            Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Harold E. Rozelle Funeral Home with Rev. Noble G. Gibson officiating. Interment will follow in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elmer Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 25 Aug 1902, last residence Anderson, Madison Co., IN.

            Elmer’s first wife was Elma Lavone Copeland Crose. They were married 17 May 1930 in Delaware Co., IN. On their marriage record [FamilySearch.org], Elmer’s parents are George Alford and Dora Manship. It was Elmer’s first marriage, and his birth date is listed as 11 Aug 1901, different than SSDI. Elma Crose’s parents are Elmer Copeland and Bertha Hauchin. It was Elma’s second marriage; her first marriage ended in divorce in March 1930.

            Elmer and Elma are listed on the 1940 census in Adams, Madison Co., IN. Living with them is their daughter Dorothy, age 9, and Elmer’s stepson, Cecil Crosse, 16.

 

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ELMER TAFT ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—5 December 1969

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1993

 

VEVAY, IND.—Elmer T. Alford, 61, R.R. 2, Vevay, a Switzerland County farmer, died yesterday [December 4] in King’s Daughters Hospital at Madison. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the New Liberty Baptist Church near East Enterprise. Burial will be in New Liberty Cemetery. Friends may call at the Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home here after 4 p.m.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his father, Thomas Alford; and siblings Charles George Alford and Viola Alford Laib Proctor in this compilation.

            A OneWorld family tree at Ancestry.com says Elmer Taft Alford was born 29 Sept 1908, the son of Thomas Alford and Lucinda Powell.

            His lineage: Elmer Taft 1908 KY1, Thomas 1874 KY2.

 

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ELSIE GRACE MAROSKA ALLFORD

 

DAILY BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Friday, 21 December 1962

 

PENDLETON—Mrs. Grace Allford, 74, of Rt. 1, Markleville, died yesterday [December 20] at the Hancock County Hospital, Greenfield, after a six-week illness.

            Born June 17, 1888, in Hancock Co., she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Maroska. Her husband, Jesse Allford, preceded her in death in 1952.

            The survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Floyd Ashworth, Finley, and Mrs. Herbert Holliday, Pendleton; a son, Norman Allford, Markleville; a sister Mrs. Daisy Lowder, Greenfield; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

            Friends will be received at the Cornell Bright Funeral Home, Pendleton, after 7 p.m., Friday.

            Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Lawson of the Finley Methodist Church will conduct the services. Burial will be in Mendon Cemetery, south of Pendleton.

FAG photo requested 1/10/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Grace Allford (SS# issued in IN) but list her death date as _____ Jan 1963, last residence IN.

            See the obituary of her grandson Steven Eugene Alford in this compilation.

            Her parents as listed on Find A Grave and Ancestry family trees are Charles F. Maroska and Sarah Jane Barnard.

            Members of this family spell their last name Allford and Alford.

            From Indiana Marriages: Jesse Alford and Elsie G. Maroska were married on 24 Sept 1904 in Hancock Co.

            On her husband’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he signs his name Jesse Milton Alford and names his wife Elsie Grace Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s ALLFORD lineage: Jesse Milton 1885 IN1, Marion Bruce 1858 IN2, Samuel 1837 IN3, John Lambert 1802 VA4, John 1773 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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ELVA L. ALFORD CURRY

 

TIMES-UNION

Warsaw, Kosciusko Co., IN—Monday, 13 March 2000

 

            Elva L. Curry, 82, of 600 N. Colfax St. Apt. 111, Warsaw, died at 4:29 a.m. March 12, 2000, in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

            She was born Nov. 8, 1917, in Warsaw, to James and Margaret Haas Alford. She married George Curry, who died in 1987.

            She lived most of her life in Warsaw and was a homemaker.

            Survivors include two nieces, Edith Heyde, Warsaw, and Margaret Kellog, Claypool; and two nephews, George Jr. and Robert Ditton, both of Warsaw.

            Services will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.... Private burial services will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elva Curry (SS# issued in MI), last residence Warsaw, Kosciusko Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her grandmother, Martha J. Woods Alford; and her brother Charles Leroyce Alford this compilation.

            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: Elva 1917 IN1, James Oliver 1888 IN2, Oliver P. 1861 IN3, George Washington 1830 VA4, Robert 1805 VA5, Henry 1778 VA6, John 1735 Ireland7.

 

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ESTA MAY HOWE ALFORD

 

ELKHART TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—18 February 1947

 

            Mrs. Esta May Alford, 76, widow of James E. Alford, died in her sleep at about 3 a.m. today, at her home, 430 Aspenwald. She had been in failing health 3 years, and had been treated by a physician Monday.

            Mr. Alford was born June 24, 1870, in Liberty Mills, Wabash county, the daughter of Michael and Elma J. Abbott Howe. She was married to James E. Alford June 4, 1904, in Goshen, and they came to Elkhart shortly afterward. He died here Oct. 29, 1937.

            Surviving are two foster daughters, Mrs. W.H. (Evelyn) Schult of Elkhart and Selma L. Alford, at home, and a grandchild, Lillian Schult.

            Friends may call at the Meyer funeral home, 216 West High, beginning Wednesday at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Meyer home at 2 p.m. Thursday in charge of the Rev. W.B. Elliott of the Free Methodist church. Burial will be in Grace Lawn cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, James E. Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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ETTA TEST ALFORD

 

KOKOMO TRIBUNE

Kokomo, Howard Co., IN—Wednesday, 9 September 1942

 

            Mrs. Etta Alford, widow of Tillman Alford, former member of the Frankfort [Clinton Co.] police department, died at the McKinsey Nursing home here early Tuesday morning [September 8] after a years’ illness with paralysis. A resident of the city more than 50 years, she is survived by a foster daughter, Mrs. Frances Lucas of Frankfort.

            The body was taken to the Aughe and Son mortuary pending arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: From AAFA’s Corrington L. Alford Collection, Section 10: “Tilghman A. Alford … was born at Zionsville, Indiana, Mar. 13, 1859 and by occupation a stock dealer. He married Miss Etta Test, June 14, 1881. They reside at Frankfort, Indiana.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: Tilghman A. 1859 IN1, John Tennyson 1822 NC2, John 1786 PA3.

 

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EVA V. ALFORD

 

COURIER & PRESS

Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN—Wednesday, 6 June 2001

 

WASHINGTON [Daviess Co.], IN—Eva V. Alford, 89, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at Jasper Memorial Hospital [Jasper, Dubois Co., IN]. Services were held at Pondexter-Hall and McClure Funeral Home with burial following in Sugarland Memory Garden.

            Surviving are three daughters, Lenora Hart of Washington, Carolyn Traylor of Otwell, and Cheryl Price of Washington; a sister, Lena Martin of Washington; and four grandchildren. Her husband, Dale, died in 1998.

FAG photo requested 12/12/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eva V. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 20 Apr 1912, last residence Washington, Daviess Co., IN.

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

 

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EVALYN MARIE WYNN ALLFORD

 

DAILY BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Wednesday, 14 August 1968

 

            Mrs. Evalyn Allford, 52, wife of Leslie C. Allford, 1607 Magnolia Dr., South Edgewood, expired at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday [August 13] at St. John’s Hospital following an illness of several years.

            An employe of Plant 10, Delco-Remy Division, for 28 years, she was a member of the Pendleton United Methodist Church; Order of the Eastern Star No. 154; Bethesda Shrine No. 11; Amarantha No. 18 and the Chatterbox Club, all of Anderson.

            Born June 8, 1916 in Ingalls, she was a daughter of William and Hattie Hall Wynn, and had resided in this area most of her life.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the Baker Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. O.A. Manifold of the Huntington United Methodist Church presiding. Burial will be in the Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Evalyn Allford (SS# issued in IN) was born 8 June 1916 and died _____ Aug 1968, last residence Anderson, Madison Co., IN.

            See the obituary of her husband, Leslie Carl Allford, in this compilation.

 

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EVAN THOMAS HALFORD

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Thursday, 14 June 2007

 

Oct. 1, 1991 - June 13, 2007

 

SOUTH BEND—Evan Thomas Halford, 15, died following an illness on Wednesday, June 13, in his home.

            Survivors include his parents, Thomas and Joan (Biggs) Halford; maternal grandparents, Dr. Donald and Mary Louise Biggs of Evansville; and paternal grandmother, Mary Jo Halford of Kokomo.

            Services will be at noon on Sunday in Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Road....

 

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SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Wednesday, 31 October 2007

 

EVAN HALFORD: HE TRIED TO MAKE EACH DAY COUNT

By Bill Moor

 

            Evan Halford had a scar down his forehead, a scalp that wouldn’t grow hair and a stutter that tripped him up occasionally. He knew he was different—and that didn’t bother him one bit. “One of his favorite sayings was ‘I love being me,’” says Evan’s father, Tom Halford. “He was an inspiration for everyone who met him.” To the very end.

            Evan, a Clay High School student, died June 13 of a rare form of cancer—primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET)—at the age of 15. He had survived that same disease when he was 2-1/2, undergoing surgery, chemo, a bone marrow transplant and radiation.

            Evan embraced life after that. “He often would say, ‘This is the best day of my life,’” says his mother, Joan Halford. And he meant it. So it only seemed right that on Oct. 1—which would have been Evan’s 16th birthday—his parents went out and celebrated his life. “We tried to make it a joyous occasion,” Joan says. “And on the way home (from dinner), I rolled down the windows of the car and cranked up Eric Clapton’s song ‘Layla,’” Tom adds. “Evan always loved his classic rock. And so I said, ‘Evan, this is for you.’” Tom could almost hear his son’s enthusiastic laugh.

            That was on the first day of this month. On this last day of October—Halloween—the Halfords are also honoring their only child, while helping others in the process. They have recruited several dozen students—both at Clay High and Clay Intermediate Center—to raise money for the Evan Halford Memorial Foundation. Donations will provide financial assistance to families who have a child with cancer by helping with daily living expenses and funeral costs. “So people, especially in the Clay area, may see the canisters with Evan’s picture on it during the Halloween hours,” Tom says.

            The Halfords can’t think of a more appropriate way of honoring their son. “He always made people feel good,” Joan says. “He gave them energy and made them feel appreciated and loved.” It was fun to hang out with Evan, especially on Friday nights, which he called “my night.” That’s when he and friends would often gather down in the family room with soft drinks and pizza while playing music and video games. “And when the Papa John’s pizza came, he always had this ritual of smelling it and then kissing his fingers as if it were the best meal he could ever have,” Tom says.

            Evan embraced all the little things in life and tried to take the big events in stride. He suffered through his sickness as a 2-1/2-year-old and thought he had the cancer beat. But in May 2006, it came back. He was 14 and an eighth-grade honor student at Clay Intermediate.

            “Evan always was a resilient kid,” his dad says. “He went though surgery and chemo again, but still made it to his middle school graduation.” He also tried so hard to have a normal freshman year at Clay High School, but, more times than not, he had to be home-schooled as the cancer kicked in.

            When the end of his life was near, many of his friends would come over and sit with him. Evan’s buddy Connor Sullivan skipped school one day to be with Evan, and Richard Porter may have received Evan’s last high five.

            “I was with him when he passed away,” Tom says. “He tried to grip my hand–much like a newborn child would–and I could tell that he knew I was there.” He had battled his disease with both courage and grace.

            “At one point, Evan did say to me, ‘What was the purpose for my life?’” Tom says. That’s not easy to put in words. But the smile that Evan put on faces will always be a special memory. And now the foundation carrying his name will not only help other families who have children with cancer, but it will also keep his spirit alive. That’s a nice legacy for a young man–who tried to make every day the best one of his life.

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How to help: For more information on the Evan Halford Memorial Fund, visit his Web site at rememberevan.org.…

 

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Photo from Saint Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Grainger, St. Joseph Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, C & Y Zinn-Haines

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Evan T. Halford (SS# issued in IN) was born 1 Oct 1991, last residence not listed.

 

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EVELYNE D. THOMAS ALFORD

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—30 November 2011

 

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Jan. 17, 1932 - Nov. 25, 2011

 

SOUTH BEND—Evelyne D. (Thomas) Alford, 79 years old, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2011, at Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN.

            She was born January 17, 1932, in South Bend, IN, to the late David Thomas Sr. and Dora (Ballentine) Thomas. Evelyne was united in marriage in 1962 in South Bend, IN, to Clyde Lee Alford, who survives. They have 3 adult children, Stephanie Denise Thomas, Clyde Christopher Alford and Leslie Evelyne Alford.

            Evelyne is survived by a brother, David Thomas Jr. of San Francisco, CA; sister, Lucille Thomas of South Bend; 5 sisters-in-law, Ruth Thomas of South Bend, Delores Sledge-Campbell (William) of South Bend, Joan Baber of Lancaster, CA, Dorothy Vaughn of Los Angeles, CA, Janice Marable of South Bend; and 1 brother-in-law, Bishop Donald L. Alford (Mary) of South Bend. In addition, Evelyne is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, ‘adopted’ children and grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Dora (Ballentine) Thomas Sr.; 1 brother, Albert Russell Thomas; and 3 sisters, Ann Brown, Ethel Mae Milton and Juanita Thomas.

            Services will be 11:00 am Thursday, December 1, 2011, at Greater Progressive Baptist Church, 2215 John Street, Fort Wayne, IN, with calling 1 hour prior, and 12:00 pm Saturday, December 3, 2011, at Olivet AME Church, 719 N. Notre Dame Avenue, South Bend, IN, with calling 1 hour prior. Alford’s Mortuary of South Bend will handle all arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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EVERETT DEAN “AL” ALFORD

 

PLAIN DEALER

Wabash, Wabash Co., IN—Monday, 16 December 2002

 

            Everett Dean “Al” Alford, 62, 2091 S. CR 975E, Peru [Miami Co.], died on December 12, at his home.

            He was born on March 16, 1940, in Franklin County to Harold W. and Dorothy Evans Alford. His mother survives in Wabash.

            Mr. Alford was a millwright, retiring from Delco, Kokomo. He had also worked at the Kokomo Chrysler Transmission plant. He was a 1958 graduate of Noble High School in Wabash County and served three years in the Indiana National Guard.

            In addition to his mother, he is survived by one daughter, Cynthia (Brian) Younce of Wabash, and three grandchildren, Aaron M. Smith, Ashley P. Younce, and Justin T. Younce, all of Wabash.

            Services [will be] held on December 18 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Avenue Chapel in Wabash. Burial was in Huff Cemetery.

 

Photo from Huff Cemetery, Roann, Wabash Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Richard Earl Post, Sr.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates (12 Dec 2002) of Everett D. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Peru, Miami Co., IN.

 

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FANNIE ALFORD KETCHAM SCHEMMERHORN

 

Source unknown

St. Joseph Co., MI—Thursday, 28 March 1907

 

            Will Ketcham and Fred Carnes, both of whom were born here and moved away when 4 or 5 years old, have been here this week, guests of the former’s father, James Ketcham. Mr. Ketcham is one of the regular army stationed in the Philippine Islands, and is home on furlough. Mr. Carnes is an operator in the employ of the Western Union at Des Moines, Iowa, where his mother also resides.

            Mr. Ketcham came from the Islands because of cablegram announcement of the serious illness of his mother (Fannie Alford,) who died at Anderson [Madison Co.], Ind., [Wednesday] March 20, 1907, a week ago yesterday and was buried Monday, the following particulars of which we find in an Anderson newspaper:

 

            “The funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Schemmerhorn, wife of Rural Mail Carrier S.H. Schemmerhorn, will be held at the residence, 607 Central Avenue, Park Place, at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon. Monday morning the remains will be taken to Hudson [Lenawee Co.], Mich., her old home for burial. Mrs. Schemmerhorn was 44 years old and died Wednesday noon after a protracted illness. She was very popular and had many friends.”

 

            The funeral was attended by the son and Mr. Carnes, and also by the latter’s mother, (Flora Alford), sister of the deceased.

 

AAFA NOTES: This obituary was posted to the St. Joseph, MI, message board on Ancestry.com with the statement that it was from the papers of Geneva Smith.

 

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FAYE ELLEN LANCASTER ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Monday, 24 July 2006

 

            Faye Ellen Lancaster Alford 89, of Fortville [Hancock Co.], passed away Sunday, July 23, 2006 at her home. She was born on August 9, 1916 to the late Clifford and Leona (Tuttle) Lancaster. Mrs. Alford was born in Fortville and lived there all her life.

            She was a 1934 graduate of Fortville High School, and was also a member of the Fortville Eastern Star #149 and the Fortville Brotherhood & Sisterhood.

            She is survived by her son, Mick Alford of Fortville; daughter, Jill (Jon) Wilson of Pendleton; son, Jack (Pam) Alford of Plainfield; son, Jeff Alford of Whiteland; daughter-in-law, Karen Alford of Indianapolis; 15 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 3 step-great-grandchildren; 2 step-great-great-grandchildren; and several cousins.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert B. Alford; son, Bill Alford; and daughter-in-law, Barbara (Manship) Alford.

            Visitation will be on Tuesday, July 25 from 5-9 p.m. at Seals Funeral Home, Fortville. Graveside services will be held on Wed., July 26 at 11:00 a.m. at Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Riley Hospital for Children.

 

Photo from Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jennefer Burk

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Faye E. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Fortville, Hancock Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her son Billy Joe Alford; and daughter-in-law Barbara J. Manship Alford in this compilation.

            The last name of some members of this family is spelled Allford in various records.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Robert Bennie 1915 IN1, Thomas Ward 1888 IN2, John Lambert 1835 IN3, John Lambert 1802 VA4, John 1773 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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FLORENCE E. ALFORD ARTHUR

 

Source unknown

Wabash Co., IN—_____ April 1997

From Miscellaneous Wabash County, Indiana Obituaries – 1997

 

            Florence E. Arthur, 79, of 115 W. Lakeside Dr., North Manch-ester, died Saturday, April 26, 1997 at her home. She was born Dec. 28, 1917 in Franklin County, IN to Harry and Sylvia (Belangee) Alford.

            She was an office secretary for 21 years at McCoy & Douglas, Inc.

            There are no immediate survivors; two brothers preceded her in death.

            She was a member of the Church of the Open Bible, Indianapolis, IN, the Women of the Moose, and the Eagles Auxiliary, both of North Manchester.

            Graveside service was held Tuesday, April 29, 1997 at the IOOF Cemetery, LaFontaine, IN with the Rev. Dale Kelsey officiating. DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

 

Photo from La Fontaine IOOF Cemetery, La Fontaine, Wabash Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, “v f”

Photo posted 23 June 2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Florence E. Arthur (SS# issued in IN) was born 28 Dec 1917, last residence North Manchester, Wabash Co., IN.

            Her parents are also buried in the IOOF Cemetery in LaFontaine (www.findagrave.com): Harry Alford, 20 Aug 1889–20 March 1966, son of John and Melinda; and Sylvia Alford, 29 Aug 1892–1972.

 

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FLOSSIE E. BIXLER ALFORD

 

COMMUNITY SHOPPER

Fortville, Hancock Co., IN—Sunday, 11 November 1990

 

NOBLESVILLE—Flossie E. Alford, 81, of Noblesville died Sunday in Riverview Hospital at Noblesville.

            She was born in Fortville and lived most of her life in Hamilton County. She was a member of Fortville United Methodist Church and attended First Church of the Nazarene at Noblesville.

            Her husband, Roy Alford, died in 1969.

            Services are scheduled 10 a.m. Wednesday at Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, 1150 Logan St. Noblesville, with the Rev. Larry Hanson officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Flossie E. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 23 March 1909, last residence not listed.

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

 

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FLOYD M. “SAM” ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Saturday, 1 August 1998

 

WASHINGTON [Daviess Co.], Ind.—Floyd “Sam” Alford, 83, Washington, Ind., passed away at 7:51 a.m. Thursday, July 30, 1998, in the Daviess County Emergency Room.

            Sam was born in Martin County, Ind., on Sept. 15, 1914, to John and May (Burress) Alford. He graduated from Washington High School. Sam married Blanche Reister on June 15, 1935. He worked as a brickmason and was a basketball and sports enthusiast. Sam was a member of the First Baptist Church and of the Bricklayers Union.

            He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

            He is survived by his wife, Blanche, of the home; two sons, Sam Alford, Springfield, Mo., and Scott Alford, Plano, Texas; two grandsons, Steve and Sean Alford; and four great-grandchildren.

            Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, 1998, in Gill Chapel, Washington, Ind.... Burial will be in Sugarland Memory Gardens....

 

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Source unknown

Daviess Co., IN—_____ August 1998

From Miscellaneous Daviess County, Indiana Obituaries – 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

(July 30, 1998)

 

            Floyd “Sam” Alford, 83, 115 Mill St., died in the Daviess County Emergency Room Thursday at 7:51 a.m.

            The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Gill Chapel…. Interment will be at the Sugarland Memory Gardens….

            He was born on Sept. 15, 1914 in Martin County to John and May (Burress) Alford. He married Blanche Reister on June 15, 1935 and she survives.

            Alford was brickmason and basketball and sports enthusiast. He was educated at Washington High School. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and Bricklayers Union.

            Also surviving are two sons, Sam Alford, Springfield, Mo. and Scott Alford, Plano, Texas; two grandsons and four great-grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

FAG photo requested 12/12/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Floyd M. Alford (SS# issued in IN).

            See the obituary of his wife, Blanche Marie Riester Alford, in this compilation.

            We have been asked since this Alford effort got underway if we knew the lineage of Steve Alford, college basketball star in Indiana and college coach. Now we know: He is the grandson Steve in this obituary.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Floyd M. “Sam” 1914 IN1, John 1889 IN2, George Hoge 1842 VA3, Charles 1801 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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FRANCES LOUISE ALFORD MASAITIS CORDINE

AAFA #0976

Mother of Susan Annette Masaitis Stanfield, AAFA #0994; Gerald Masaitis, AAFA #0977; and Eric Cordine, AAFA #0978

Sister of Azelina Patricia Alford Collins, AAFA #0523

 

Frances and her daughter Susan Stanfield

Photo from Susan Masaitis Stanfield, AAFA #0994

 

Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home

Fountain City, Wayne Co., IN—_____ February 2012

 

            Mrs. Frances Louise Cordine, 79, passed away on Saturday, February 11, at Golden Living Center Golden Rule.

            She was born March 26, 1932 in Cantonment [Escambia Co.], Florida to Thomas Miles Alford and Anna Mae (Radford) Alford. She lived most of her life in Pensacola Florida before moving to Richmond [Wayne Co., IN] a year ago.

            Mrs. Cordine is survived by her daughter, Susan Stanfield; sons, Gerald Masaitis, John Cordine, Eric Cordine and Steven Cordine,

            Mrs. Cordine was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Michael Masaitis; and 15 brothers and sisters.

            Private services will be held by the family at a later date.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituary of her sister Azelina Patricia Alford Collins, AAFA #0523, in Louisiana Obituaries.

            Louise married (1) Charles Wayne Masaitis, and (2) John Francis Cordine.

            Notes from Susan Stanfield: She was cremated and is buried in Whitmire Cemetery in Ferry Pass, Escambia Co., FL, beside her son and parents. The family held a wake during the week of her birthday to celebrate her life.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Henry Miles Alford.

            Her lineage: Frances Louise 1932 GL1, Thomas Miles 1873 AL2, Richard Reddin 1843 AL3, Henry Miles 1815 SC4, Job 1763 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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FRANCES MARIE ALFORD COLEN

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Sunday, 16 November 2008

 

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LEBANON—Frances M. Colen, 85, of Lebanon, IN, formerly of South Bend, IN, died Friday morning, November 14, 2008, in the Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend.

            Mrs. Colen was born October 18, 1923, in Richardsville, KY, to the late Flonzo and Bessie Mae (Spears) Alford.

            She is survived by three daughters, Judy (Norman) Curran of Niles, MI, Diane (David) McGregor of Lebanon, IN, and Patricia (Dale) Bradberry of Mishawaka, IN; nine grandchildren, Tye (Jodi) Curran and Todd (Debbie) Curran, both of Niles, MI, Tim (Elizabeth) Curran of Vandalia, MI, Kevin (Russellen) Wilcox of Lebanon, Brian (Carrie) Wilcox of Indianapolis, IN, Karie (Ted) Caviglia of Orlando, FL, George Ward of Brooksville, FL, Karrie Hill of Indianapolis and Michelle McGregor of Columbia, NC; and 11 great-grandchildren.

            Mrs. Colen was a waitress for several restaurants in the South Bend area for many years. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star Chapter 2 and White Shrine Chapter 10 where she was a Past Worthy High Priestess. She loved to assemble puzzles and was an avid collector of Precious Moments Collectibles.

            She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend and will be greatly missed by all.

            Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 17th, in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Road, with Pastor Paul Wallace of Body of Christ Ministries officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger, IN. Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home where a White Shrine memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice. Family and friends may leave e-mail condolences at welshfh@yahoo.com.

 

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Photo from Saint Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Grainger, St. Joseph Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, C & Y Zinn-Haines

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Frances Marie Colen (SS# issued in IN), last residence Lebanon, Boone Co., IN

 

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FRANCES “NAOMI” BLANKENSHIP ROBINSON ALFORD

 

NEWS AND TRIBUNE

Jeffersonville, Clark Co., IN—Thursday, 29 March 2012

            A memorial service for Francis “Naomi” Blankenship Robinson Alford, 88, of Jeffersonville, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Legacy Funeral Center, Jeffersonville. She died Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at Clark Memorial Hospital.

            She was born May 27, 1923 in Meigs County, Tenn. She was retired from Kentucky Metal Products. She was a member of Parkwood Nazarene Church, Order of the Eastern Star Jeffersonville Chapter, AARP, the Senior Care program at Clark Memorial Hospital, TOPS and JUMP.

            She is survived by six children, Torchye Parsley and her husband, Kenneth, of Palmyra, Teena Halbig and her husband, Edward, of Louisville, Toni Rake, of Boca Raton, Fla., Teala Trent and her husband, Gary W., of Clarksville, Henry Alford Jr., of Louisville, and Ida Clarkson, of San Antonio, Texas; two sisters, Jewell Burkhardt, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Gaye McGinnis, of North Carolina; one brother, Sam Blankenship and his wife, Shirley, of Evansville; nine grandchildren, Jimmy Parsley and his wife, Debbie, Faith Young and her husband, Mike, Denise McLaughlin and her husband, Jim, Jane Whobrey and her husband, David, Bobbi Finch (David Rainwater Jr.), Angie Chandler and her husband, Kris, David Clarkson, Douglas Clarkson, Henry “Hank” Alford III and his wife, Heather; 12 great-grandchildren, Scott, Brandon, Jamie, Chelsea, Mackenzie, Jimmay, Colin, Eric, Evan, Tyler, Corey, Cameron; and six great-great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by two husbands, W. Lloyd “Tennessee” Robinson, Henry Alford Sr.; her parents, W. Doyle and Lela Blankenship; and two sisters, Irene Milner and Wetona Ivy.

            Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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FRANK ELLSWORTH ALFORD

 

ELKHART TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—7 September 1934

 

            Frank Ellsworth Alford, 73, well known retired grocer, died at his home, 611 South Seventh street, Thursday. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis suffered Aug. 30.

            He was born west of Waterford Sept. 15, 1861, and spent most of his life in this community. He was engaged in a number of business enterprises and conducted a grocery store before he retired.

            Mr. Alford was married Oct. 24, 1896, to Ellen T. Burns, of Buchanan, Mich., who survives with a son, James Donald Alford of Indianapolis.

            Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Saturday afternoon at the Herr funeral home. The Rev. T.V. Dillon assisted by the Rev. G.T. Soldner, will officiate. Burial will be made in Oak Ridge cemetery.

 

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WAKARUSA TRIBUNE

Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., IN—13 September 1934

 

            Two Goshen men well known to many of our people died Thursday. George B. Slate, 70, president of the Western Rubber company, died three hours after suffering a stroke of apoplexy and Frank E. Alford, 72, died of a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Alford at one time was in the saw mill business at this place, and conducted a grocery store after leaving here.

            Funeral services for Mr. Slate were held Saturday and for Mr. Alford on the same day.

 

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Photo from Oakridge Cemetery, Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Ashton

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, James Melling Alford and Mary Jane Miller Alford; and sisters Ada Lillian Alford and Minnie O. Alford McGarvey in this compilation.

            Frank Ellsworth Alford was born 15 Sept 1861. He married Ellen Jane “Nellie” Burns, the daughter of Thomas Patrick Burns and Dora Ann Taylor.

            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: Frank Ellsworth 1861 IN1, James Melling 1835 VA2, Robert 1805 VA3, Henry 1778 VA4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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FREMONT ALLEN ALFORD

 

DAILY BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Saturday, 15 June 1957

 

            Fremont A. Alford, 58, died at 3 p.m. Friday [June 14] at St. John’s Hospital where he had been a patient for five days.

            Mr. Alford was born in Madison County and had spent all of his life there.

            He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mary Thomas, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Nancy Chapple, Anderson, and two brothers, John Alford, Anderson, and Ralph Alford, Pendleton.

            The body was taken to the Baker Brothers Funeral Home where friends will be received after 4 p.m. today. Services will be conducted Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home by the Rev. Levi Lutton, pastor of the Peoples Church. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery at New Columbus.

 

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Photo from Mount Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Ovid, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Colleen Sanders Brown

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his brothers John Harvey Alford and Ralph M. Alford in this compilation.

            His birth year on his gravestone is probably incorrect. Indiana Births lists the birth of _____ Alfred, male, on 11 Oct 1899 in Madison Co., the son of Wm. _____ and Emily Scott. On his 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he signed his name Fremont Allen Allford and said he was born 11 Oct 1899. He is age 7/12 on the 1900 (June 20) census, where his birth date is Oct 1899.

            The last name of some members of this family is spelled Allford in various records.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Fremont Allen 1899 IN1, William Perry 1865 IN2, Samuel 1837 IN3, John Lambert 1802 VA4, John 1773 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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GARNIE R. ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—28 May 2003

 

            Garnie R. Alford, 70, Indianapolis, died May 26, 2003. He worked for Marhoefer Packing Co. as a meat cutter for 17 years. He had also worked in construction….

            Services will be at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 29 in Conkle Funeral Home, Lynhurst Chapel…. Burial: Lincoln Memory Gardens, Whitestown.

            He was preceded in death by sons Stephen and Michael Alford.

            Survivors include his wife, Dorothy (Cole) Alford; daughters Judy Ohler and Helen Gruca; sisters Marena Gammons and Geneva Cole; 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Lincoln Memory Gardens, Whitestown, Boone Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marc Doty

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Garnie Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 4 Jan 1933, last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Marena Elene Alford Gammons and William E. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his siblings Geneva E. “Genny” Alford Cole and Junior A. “Ben” Alford in Kentucky Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Garnie R. 1933 ??1, Abner Jasper 1905 KY2, Abner Jasper 1865 KY3, William Thomas 1838 KY4, William 1804 VA5, William 1775 VA6.

 

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GEORGE WASHINGTON ALFORD

 

ELKHART DAILY REVIEW

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—Tuesday, 1 June 1909

 

            George W. Alford of Warsaw, father of James Alford of Elkhart, died last Saturday [May 29], aged seventy-eight years. He was city marshal of Warsaw for two terms a number of years ago and was at one time prominent in city and county affairs.

            He leaves eight children to mourn his loss, Mrs. Frank Long of Clapool, Mrs. Ida Hartsell of Larwill, Johnson and Morris Alford of Warsaw, Ed Alford of Minnesota, Mrs. Nettie Osborn of Evansville, James Alford of Elkhart and Elmer Alford of Michigan.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his son Robert Morris Alford; parents, Robert Alford Sr. and Sarah Cart Alford; and siblings Benjamin C. Alford, Delilah Jane Alford Miller, Eleanor C. Alford Chalfant, James Melling Alford, Sarah Ann Alford Swart, and William A. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Edward Perry Alford in Michigan Obituaries; and his brothers Joseph F. Alford and Robert Alford Jr. in California Obituaries.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s Corrington Loyal Alford Collection, Fifth Section. From this document: “George W. Alford—He was born in Monroe County, Virginia about the year 1830 and by occupation a farmer. He married Miss Elizabeth Harry in 1852. She was born in Goshen, Indiana, May 29,1836. They reside at Warsaw, Indiana. They had eight children.”

            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: George Washington 1830 VA1, Robert 1805 VA2, Henry 1778 VA3, John 1735 Ireland4.

 

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GERALD R. ALFORD

 

THE TIMES

Munster, Lake Co., IN—Tuesday, April 29, 1997

 

            Alford, Gerald R., 72, of Angola [Steuben Co.], Ind., passed away April 27. Retired from USS National Tube, Gary. Services at 1 p.m. today at Weicht Funeral Home Inc., 207 N. West St., Angola. Interment at Mount Zion Cemetery, Steuben Township, Steuben County, Ind.

 

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THE NEWS-SENTINEL

Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN—Wednesday, 28 April 1997

 

            Gerald R. Alford, 72, of Angola died Sunday at home.

            The Rutherford, Tenn., native retired in 1986 as a steelworker for U.S. National Tube in Gary after 35 years and was a veteran of World War II.

            Surviving are his wife, Mary; daughter, Debra Hoyer of Pleasant Lake; sons, Glenn of Angola and Ronald of Auburn; sisters, Sadie Degraffenreid and Ruby Ballard, both of Trimble, Tenn.; brothers, Ralph of Troy, Tenn., Robert of Jacksonville, Fla. and Larry of Sikeston, Mo.; half sister, Pauline Allison of Dryer, Tenn.; and six grandchildren.

            Services are 1 p.m. Tuesday in Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, where calling is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery.

            Memorials are to DeKalb Memorial Hospice, Salem Township Volunteer Fire Department or Fairview Missionary Church building fund.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gerald R. Alford (SS# issued by the Railroad Board) was born 26 Feb 1925, last residence Angola, Steuben Co., IN.

            See the obituary of his wife, Mary Ella Alford, in this compilation.

 

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GERALDINE “GERRI” ALFORD MOSLEY

 

POST-TRIBUNE

Gary, Lake Co., IN—Sunday, 1 August 2010

 

            “Gerri” Geraldine Alford Mosley was born October 11, 1943. She made her transition from time into eternity on April 17, 2010.

            Her parents, Jerry and Hortense Alford and older brother, James Alford, preceded her in death.

            Geraldine leaves to celebrate her life, a loving son, LaJoris (Carrie) Fleming of Las Vegas, NV; 2 devoted daughters, LaTunja (James) Fagin of Mesquite, TX, Yulanda (Slyvester) Brown of Griffith, IN; 4 grandchildren, JaKori Fleming of Las Vegas, NV, Destinee Nixon of Dallas, TX, Na’ Vasia Fleming of Griffith, IN and Jaylon Fagin of Dallas, TX; her twin brother, Jerry (Stacy) Alford; 2 special cousins, Carol Price of Dallas, TX and Mariel Green of Gary, IN; a special sister-in-law, Maggie Mae of Gary, IN, special friends, Alice and Jewell both of Gary, IN and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

            A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Baptist Church, 4700 East 7th Ave., Gary, IN.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Jerry Alford Sr. and Hortense Lorena Rosemond Alford, in this compilation.

 

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GLADYS LAVERNA DENNIS ALFORD

 

MADISON COURIER

Madison, Jefferson Co., IN—18 May 2010

 

            Gladys LaVerna Dennis Alford, 74, of near Fairview, died Sunday, May 16, 2010, at her residence.

            She was born March 18, 1936, in Ohio County, the daughter of McKinley and Esther C. Richards Dennis. She was raised in Bear Branch. She was a 1954 graduate of Rising Sun High School and attended Franklin College. She helped manage and run the family farm with her husband and was a former employee of the U.S. Shoe factory in Vevay and Osgood. She was a former substitute teacher for the Switzerland County School Corp. For the past 25 years, she enjoyed traveling in her community as an Avon sales representative. She was active in the Switzerland County 4-H, where she was a leader and Fair Board member for 25 years. She was raised in the Olive Branch Baptist Church at Bear Branch. She enjoyed gardening.

            She is survived by her husband, Eslie Morris Alford, whom she married June 29, 1957; four sons, Dennis Alford of Fairview, DeWayne Alford of Toledo, Ohio, Darrin Alford of Fairview and Daniel Alford of Akron, Ohio; one daughter, Dena Pope of Churubusco; two sisters, Betty Williams of Osgood and Leola Brinson of Cross Plains; two brothers, Raymond Dennis of Bear Branch and Lowell Dennis of Osgood; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces & nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her parents.

            The funeral was at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Olive Branch Cemetery in Bear Branch.

 

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Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home

Vevay, Switzerland Co., IN—17 May 2010

 

            Mrs. Gladys LaVerna (Dennis) Alford, age 74, of near Fairview, Indiana, entered this life on March 18, 1936, in Ohio County, Indiana, the daughter of McKinley & Esther C. (Richards) Dennis, both of whom preceded her in death. She was raised in Bear Branch & was a 1954 graduate of Rising Sun High School & attended Franklin College. Gladys was united in marriage on June 29, 1957, in Columbus, Indiana, to Eslie Morris Alford & to this union arrived a daughter & four sons to bless their home. Gladys helped manage & run the family farm with her husband Eslie. Gladys was a former employee of the US Shoe Factory in Vevay & Osgood, Indiana. She was a former substitute teacher for the Switzerland County School Corporation. For the past 25 years, Gladys enjoyed traveling in her community as an Avon Sales Representative. Gladys was very active in the Switzerland County 4-H, where she was a leader & Fair Board member for 25 years. Gladys was raised in the Olive Branch Baptist Church at Bear Branch, Indiana.

            She will be remembered for her love of gardening & preparing wonderful meals for her family to enjoy. Gladys will truly be missed by her family, neighbors & community. Gladys died Sunday, May 16, 2010, at 9:44 am at her residence near Fairview, Indiana.

            Gladys will be lovingly remembered by her husband: Eslie Morris Alford of Fairview, Indiana; her sons: Dennis Alford & his wife: Debbie of Fairview, Indiana; DeWayne Alford & his wife: Cindy of Toledo, Ohio; Darrin Alford & his wife: Vickie of Fairview, Indiana; Daniel Alford of Akron, Ohio; her daughter: Dena Pope & her husband: Robert of Churubusco, Indiana; her grandchildren: Tonya, Dustin, Kayla, Travis, Brittany, Brian, Eric, Robby, Valerie, Somer & Mitchell; her great-grandchildren: Alexis, Bailey & Kylee; her sisters: Betty Williams of Osgood, Indiana; Leola Brinson of Cross Plains, Indiana; her brothers: Raymond Dennis of Bear Branch, Indiana; Lowell Dennis of Osgood, Indiana; several nieces & nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her parents: McKinley & Esther C. (Richards) Dennis.

            Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 11:00 am, by Rev. Patrick Lanman at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana. Interment will follow in the Olive Branch Cemetery, Bear Branch, Indiana. Friends may call 5:00-8:00 pm, Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana.

            Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or the Olive Branch Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gladys L. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Vevay, Switzerland Co., IN.

 

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GLADYS MAE HAMBRICK SIGMON ALFORD

 

MADISON COURIER

Madison, Jefferson Co., IN—Monday, 19 July 2004

 

            Gladys Mae Hambrick Sigmon Alford, 72, of 9553 S.R. 62, Dillsboro, a former Vevay resident, died Sunday, July 18, 2004, in Lawrenceburg.

            She was born Nov. 11, 1931, in Carrollton, Ky., the daughter of Russell and Selena Geter Hambrick. She lived in Switzerland County for several years but had resided in Aurora for 18 years, then in Dillsboro for the past five years. She was a former employee of the U.S. Shoe Corp. in Vevay, working later for Sky Chef at the Cincinnati Airport and at Thatcher Glass as a selector. She was a member of the Quercus Grove United Methodist Church.

            Surviving are two daughters, Judy Wallace of Dillsboro and Janie Ammons of Greendale; two sons, Robert Michael Sigmon of Allensville and Dennis Sigmon of Greendale; one stepson, Curtis Alford of Lansing, Mich.; one brother, Robert Clark Hambrick, hometown not available; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Robert Edwin Sigmon, Oct. 4, 1976; her second husband, Edwin Earl Alford Jr., April 1, 2000; one sister, Kathleen Webster; four brothers, Bonnie Gene Hambrick, Russell C. Hambrick, Ira Hambrick and Edward Hambrick; and one grandson.

            Services will be at noon Thursday at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with burial in the Vevay Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

            Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the family. Cards are available at the funeral home.

            Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home’s Web site guest book at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

 

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VERSAILLES REPUBLICAN

Versailles, Ripley Co., IN—Tuesday, 20 July 2004

 

            Gladys Mae (Hambrick) Sigmon Alford, 72, of Dillsboro, formerly of Vevay, died Sunday, July 18, 2004 in Lawrenceburg. She was born November 11, 1931 in Carrollton, KY, the daughter of Russell Hambrick and Selena (Geter) Hambrick. She married Edwin Earl Alford, Jr., [sic—should be Robert E. Sigmon ] on January 22, 1948 and he preceded her in death on October 4, 1976. She later married Robert E. Sigmon [sic—should be Edwin Earl Alford, Jr.] on September 29, 1980 and he preceded her in death on April 1, 2000.

            Survivors include two daughters, Judy Wallace and husband Cecil of Dillsboro, Janie Ammons and husband Joseph of Greendale; two sons, Michael Sigmon of Allensville; Dennis Sigmon of Greendale, one stepson, Curtis Alford of Lansing, MI, one brother, Robert Clark Hambrick; eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

            She was preceded in death by one grandson, William Joseph Henderson, one sister, Kathleen Webster, four brothers, Bonnie Gene Hambrick, Russell C. Hambrick, Ira Hambrick, Edward Hambrick and one daughter-in-law, Rose Sigmon.

            Mrs. Alford worked at US Shoe in Vevay and the Sky Chef at the Cincinnati Airport. She was also employed with Thatcher Glass as a selector for thirteen years. She was a member of the Quercus Grove United Methodist Church at Quercus Grove.

            Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 21, from 4-7 p.m. at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, Vevay. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 22 at 12 noon at the funeral home…. Burial will be in the Vevay Cemetery….

FAG photo requested 12/12/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gladys M. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Dillsboro, Dearborn Co., IN.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Edwin Earl Alford, in this compilation.

 

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GLADYS VERA ALFORD FUNK

 

MUNCIE STAR

Muncie, Delaware Co., IN—Wednesday, 12 January 1994

 

            Gladys V. Alford Funk, 99, former co-owner of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. in Anderson and Muncie, died at her home in Fortville.

            Mrs. Funk, who was born in Fortville, was co-owner of the local Coca-Cola plants from 1934 to 1969. She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Fortville, and Daughters of the American Revolution.

            Survivors include a nephew, Thomas C. Funk, Anderson; a niece, Jane Cain, Sheboygan, Wis.; and a great-nephew, Tom Lordell.

            Her husband, Galand V. Funk, died in 1962, and a son, Galand V. Funk, Jr., died in 1944.

            Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Fortville, with Rev. Albert Ajamie officiating. Entombment will be in Elm Ridge Cemetery.

            Calling will be 4-8 p.m. today at Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, where wake services will be held this afternoon. Memorials may be sent to American Heart Association.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her father, Herbert Clarence Alford; and sister Thelma Alford Stears in this compilation.

            From Indiana, Marriages, 1780–1992 (FamilySearch.org): Gladys V. Alford, daughter of Herbert C. Alford and Myrtle Wyman [sic], married Goland Vinsent Funk [sic: Galand Vincent Funk], son of Clement Ehli Funk and Mary Jane Dearing Funk, in Hancock Co., IN, on 18 Sept 1920.

            The last name of some members of this family is spelled Allford in various records.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Gladys Vera 1895 IN1, Herbert Clarence 1871 IN2, John Lambert 1835 IN3, John Lambert 1802 VA4, John 1773 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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GLENDALINE “GLENNIE” ALFORD

 

SOUTH BEND TIMES

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN— Friday, 1 April 1892

 

            Glendaline, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Alford, of Clay Township, died Wednesday morning at 5 o’clock, of inflammation of the bowels, aged 7 months and 28 days. The funeral took place Thursday at 10 o’clock, from the residence. Interment at the city cemetery.

 

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Photo from City Cemetery, South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Diana Brown

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, William A. Alford and Elizabeth McMichael Alford; and siblings Bertha Alford and Percy Alford in this compilation in this compilation.

            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: Glendaline 1891 IN1, William 1852 IN2, Robert 1805 VA3, Henry 1778 VA4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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HAROLD W. ALFORD

 

THE NEWS-SENTINEL

Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN—25 April 1992

 

            Harold W. Alford, 71, of Silver Lake died yesterday [April 24] at Wabash County Hospital, Wabash. He was a farmer.

            Surviving are his wife, Mary; a son, Everett Dean of Walton; stepsons, Stephen Burk of Oklahoma and Dennis Burk of South Carolina; a brother, Roy of North Manchester; a sister, Florence Arthur of North Manchester; a grandchild; six stepgrandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

            Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at DeLaughter Mortuary, North Manchester, where calling is 2 to 8 p.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery, La Fontaine.

 

Photo from La Fontaine IOOF Cemetery, La Fontaine, Wabash Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, “v f”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harold W. Alford (SS# issued by the Railroad Board) was born 5 Sept 1920 [different than gravestone] and died _____ Apr 1992, last residence Silver Lake, Kosciusko Co., IN.

 

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HARVEY JAMES ALFORD

 

DAILY BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Monday, 10 January 1972

 

            Harvey J. Alford, 53, 3518 Gun Barn Rd., died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday [January 8] in his truck at 19th and Henry Streets. Police found him in his truck after a witness reported seeing the man collapse.

            Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Brown and Butz Funeral Home with Rev. Gerald M. Burnett of the North Christian Church, Markleville, officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Walk Cemetery….

            Employed with the Wisconsin Knife and Bar Co., he had spent most of his life in this community. He was born in Mohawk. Alford was a member of UAW-CIO, 957.

            Surviving are the widow Marie (Pansy); three daughters, Mrs. Donald (Cappie) Wagner of Anderson, Mrs. Jerry (Sandra) Johnson of Markleville and Mrs. Everett (Karon) Ball of Eltora, Calif.; a son, James E. Alford of Anderson; two brothers, Floyd and Kenneth Alford, both of Anderson; nine grandchildren; three nephews and nine nieces.

 

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Photo from Pleasant Walk Cemetery, Anderson, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Colleen Sanders Brown

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harvey Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 29 Sept 1918 and died _____ Jan 1972, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his mother, Alma Deshong Alford Pike, in this compilation.

            The last name of some members of this family is spelled Allford in various records.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Harvey James 1918 IN1, Kenneth Scott 1890 IN2, Harvey Lewis 1853 IN3, John Lambert 1802 VA4, John 1773 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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HAZEL BELLE ALFORD

 

THE TIMES

Munster, Lake Co., IN—Sunday, 1 July 2001

 

GARY [Lake Co.], IN—Hazel Belle Alford, 70, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2001. A Gary resident for 50 years, formerly of Bastrop, LA, she was a member of Davis Memorial A.M.E. Church. She was a member of the Missionary Society, member of the Trustee Board, Advisor to Y.P.D. on the Kitchen Committee and instrumental to all other organizations in the church. She was a retired teacher with both East Chicago and Gary Schools. She was a graduate of Grambling State University and Indiana University Northwest.

            Survived by husband, Sims Alford; son, Kenneth Q. Alford and daughter, Greer Alford, all of Gary; one brother, Leon (Annie) White of Meadville, MS; three aunts, Zoella Johnson of Detroit, MI, Irazone Osborne of Grambling, LA and Lillie B. Morris of Mer Rouge, LA; one uncle, Columbus Banks of Gary, IN; two granddaughters, Joycelyn Nicole Alford of Anchorage, AK, Anisha Monique Alford of Palmetto, GA; one grandson, Kenneth Alford II and one great-grandson, Ryan Moore, both of Gary, and a host of other relatives and friends.

            Funeral services Tuesday, July 3, 2001 at 2 p.m. at Davis Memorial A.M.E. Church, 4137 W. 21st Ave., Gary, IN.... Interment, Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation Monday, July 2nd, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with Family Hour at Smith, Bizzel, Warner & Son “Your Golden Rule Funeral Home”, 4209 Grant St., Gary IN.

 

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THE TIMES

Munster, Lake Co., IN—Tuesday, 18 January 1994

 

EAST CHICAGO [Lake Co., IN]—Marine Lance Cpl. Mark A. Alford, grandson of Sims and Hazel Alford of Gary, recently received the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal while assigned with 1st Marine Brigade in Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii. A 1990 graduate of East Chicago Central High School, he joined the Marine Corps in March 1990.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hazel Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 21 December 1929, last residence Gary, IN.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Sims Alford; and her son Kenneth Quinn Alford in this compilation.

 

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HAZEL MAY SHULL ALFORD

 

THE COURIER-JOURNAL

Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY—Tuesday, 11 October 2005

 

            Alford, Hazel May, 94, of Indianapolis, IN, passed away Saturday, October 8, 2005. She was born September 3, 1911, in Salem, IN, to the late James D. and Jossie M. Shull.

            Hazel worked in various drug stores as a sales and pharmacy clerk. She was a devoted volunteer at St. Francis Hospital for many years and a member of First Christian Church of Beech Grove.

            Her husband, Donald H. Alford, and son, Jim Alford, preceded her in death.

            She is survived by her son, Rick (Vickie) Alford; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; seven brothers and sisters; and daughter-in-law, Marcia Alford.

            The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 12, 2005, at Little & Sons Funeral Home Beech Grove Chapel. A graveside service and burial will follow at 2 p.m. in Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem, IN....

 

Photo from Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem, Washington Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Richard Dixon

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Hazel M. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

 

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HELEN I. WHITE ALFORD

 

ELKHART TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—Tuesday, 13 July 2004

 

 

Dec. 13, 1921–July 11, 2004

 

ELKHART—Helen I. Alford, 82, of Star Avenue, died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday (July 11, 2004) at her home.

            She was born Dec. 13, 1921, in Mishawaka, to Clarence and Matilda (Harshman) White. She married Leonard Alford on Oct. 10, 1942, in Osceola.

            He survives, along with one son, James (Sandy) Alford of Arizona; two daughters, Jerry (James) Batten and Marsha (Larry) Banks, both of Osceola; two sisters, Pauline Shelly of Bristol and June Kelley of Elkhart; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister, Betty Schultz.

            Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Chapel Hill Funeral Home, 10776 McKinley Highway, Osceola, where the funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

            Mrs. Alford was a machine operator at Smollers Dress Factory and then at Needlecraft Inc. for more than 15 years. She retired 20 years ago. She was a member of St. Mark’s Missionary Church. She liked to fish, camp, cook, and enjoyed bird watching. She also liked flowers and collected Christmas ornaments.

 

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Photo from Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola, St. Joseph Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, C & Y Zinn-Haines

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Helen I. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Osceola, St. Joseph Co., IN.

 

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HENRY ALFORD, SR.

Father of Henry Spencer Alford, AAFA #0571 and Ida Alford Clarkson, AAFA #0591

 

THE COURIER-JOURNAL

Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY—Thursday, 14 January 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

            Henry Alford Sr., 89, Jeffersonville, Ind., formerly of Louisville, died Wednesday [Jan 13] at Jewish Hospital. He was a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., former owner of Alford Funeral Home in Brooklyn, a former employee of Jewish Hospital and a member of Masonic Lodge 376.

            Survivors: his wife, the former Naomi Robinson; a son, Henry Alford Jr.; a daughter, Ida Clarkson of San Antonio; three stepdaughters, Torchye Parsley, Toni Rake and Teala Trent, all of Indiana; two brothers, Al Alford of Allentown, Pa., and Frank Alford of Bricktown, N.J.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday, Parkwood Nazarene Church, 950 Potters Lane, Clarksville, Ind. Burial: Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation: Ratterman’s, 3711 Lexington Road, after 11 a.m. Friday....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Henry Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 7 Dec 1903, last residence Jeffersonville, Clark Co., IN.

            Henry’s children report that their father changed his name from something else to Alford, but they don’t know the original name or why it was changed.

            Henry Spencer Alford, AAFA #0571, was born 1 March 1927, but he did not provide other family data. His sister Ida Alford Clarkson, AAFA #0591, provided this information: Their father was Henry Alford, born 12 April 1902 in NY. He married Anna ____, who was born 13 Feb 1901. Their grandfather was Henry A. Alford, born about 1864 in NY. His wife was Francis E. _____, born about 1866 in Canada.

            Grandparents Henry and Frances E. Alford appear on censuses in NY from 1900 to 1930. They have a son named Henry George Alford, who appears in 1930 with a wife named Gertrude and a daughter named Patricia.

            Also in 1930, Henry Alfano, born about 1902, appears in Brooklyn with wife Anna, born about 1901—one year older than her husband. Their son Henry S. is age 3. COULD THIS BE THE CORRECT FAMILY? IF SO, HENRY AND FRANCES ARE NOT THE CORRECT GRANDPARENTS, AND ALFORD IS NOT THE ORIGINAL NAME.

 

1930 CENSUS

Valley (District 81), Nassau Co., NY

Dwelling #307

 

Henry A. Alford   head      63         NY Eng Eng        newspaper compositor

                                                                                      age 22 at 1st marriage

Frances E.             wife       58         Can Eng Can       age 24 at 1st marriage

 

Valley (District 81), Nassau Co., NY

Dwelling #301

 

Henry G. Alford   head      30         NY Can Can        automobile access. Salesman

                                                                                      age 27 at 1st marriage

Gertrude                wife       30         NY NY Ire          age 27 at 1st marriage

Patricia                  dau     5/12         NY NY NY

 

Brooklyn (District 397), Kings Co., NY

Family #344

 

Henry Alfano        head      28         NY Ita NY          bank clerk

                                                                                      age 24 at 1st marriage

Anna S.                 wife       29         NY Ire Ire            hospital nurse

                                                                                      age 25 at 1st marriage

Henry S.                son           3         NY NY NY

 

 

1920 CENSUS

Brooklyn Assembly District 12 (District 671), Kings Co., NY

Family #259

 

Henry A. Alford   head      56         NY Eng Eng        newspaper compositor

                                                                                      1st marriage 19 years

Frances E.             wife       54         Can Eng Can       3 children, 1 living

                                                                                      1st marriage 19 years

Henry G.               son         19         NY NY Can

 

1910 CENSUS

Brooklyn Ward 22 (District 563), Kings Co., NY

Dwelling #114

 

Henry Alford        head      46         NY Eng Eng        printing house compositor

                                                                                      1st marriage 19 years

Frances                  wife       43         Can Eng Can       3 children, 1 living

                                                                                      1st marriage 19 years

H. George             son         10         NY NY Can

 

1900 CENSUS

Brooklyn Ward 7 (District 81), Kings Co., NY

Family #509

 

H.A.V. Alford      head      35      b. Jan 1865      NY NY NY      compositor

                                                                                                        m. 10 years

Frances                  wife       35      b. Apr 1865     Can Eng Can    2 children, 2 living

                                                                                                        immigrated 1891

Irene                      dau          7      b. Oct 1892     NY NY Can

H. George             son      3/12      b. Feb 1900     NY NY Can

 

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HENRY E. ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Thursday, 28 December 2006

 

            Henry E. Alford 66, of Danville, passed away Tues., Dec. 26, 2006 at his home. Mr. Alford was born Nov. 26, 1940 to Alton and Ruby (Causey) Alford in Conway, SC. He worked as a press-operator for Chrysler, retiring in 1996. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1959-1963. Services will be Sat., Dec. 30, 2006 at Goldfinch Funeral Home in Myrtle Beach, SC with calling Thurs. Dec. 28 at Weaver and Randolph Funeral Home, Danville, IN. Survivors: wife, Betty (Lavender) Alford, Danville; sons: Richard Alford: Avon, IN, Scott Alford: Danville, IN; Daughter, Tereasa (Ronnie) Nelson: Myrtle Beach, SC; 2 sisters: Martha Little: Litte River, SC and Sara Cornell: Myrtle Beach, SC; 5 grandchildren: Erin and Aimee Alford, Lindsey, Courtney and Jesse Nelson. He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 sisters, Evelyn Mishoe and Patricia Spurgeon.

 

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SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Friday, 29 December 2006

 

DANVILLE, Ind.—Henry E. Alford, 66, of Danville, Indiana, died Tuesday, December 26, 2006 at his home.

            Born November 26, 1940 in Conway, he was the son of the late Alton and Ruby Causey Alford.

            Mr. Alford served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1959 to 1963.

            He had retired in 1996 as a press operator from Chrysler.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by sisters, Evelyn Mishoe and Patricia Spurgeon.

            Surviving are his wife, Betty Lavender Alford; sons, Richard Alford of Avon, Ind. and Scott Alford of Danville, Ind.; daughter, Tereasa Nelson and husband, Ronnie, of Myrtle Beach; sisters, Martha Little of Little River and Sara Cornell of Myrtle Beach; and grandchildren, Erin and Aimee Alford, Lindsey, Courtney and Jesse Nelson.

            Services will be 4 p.m. Saturday, December 30, 2006 at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, with visitation two hours prior to services. Entombment will follow in Hillcrest Mausoleum.

            Sign a guest book at www. goldfinchfuneralhome.com or at MyrtleBeachOnline.com.

            Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Henry E. Alford (SS# issued in SC), last residence Danville, Hendricks Co., IN.

            We included the obituary of his father, Henry Alton Alford, in South Carolina Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Joel Alford and Clarky B. Carroll.

            His lineage: Henry E. 1940 SC1, Henry Alton 1910 SC2, William Henry 1881 SC3, John Henry 1855 SC4, Joel 1800 SC5.

 

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HERBERT CLARENCE ALFORD

 

DAILY BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Wednesday, 21 January 1953

 

HERBERT C. ALFORD DIES AT FORTVILLE

 

FORTVILLE—Herbert C. Alford, 81, retired farmer, died at 6 a.m. today at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Mayme Wright, after an illness of several weeks.

            Funeral services will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the George McCarthy Funeral Home. Burial will be in Gravel Lawn Cemetery.

 

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DAILY BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Thursday, 22 January 1953

 

FORTVILLE—Funeral rites for Herbert C. Alford, retired farmer who died Wednesday after an illness of several weeks, will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the George McCarly Funeral Home with the Rev. E.F. Landrey in charge. Burial will be in Gravellawn Cemetery….

            Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mayme Wright, at whose home he died; Mrs. Thelma Stears, also of here, and Mrs. Gladys Funk, Muncie; a granddaughter, Mrs. Billy Prow, Fortville; a brother, Ward Alford, Fortville, and a sister, Mrs. Eva Nichol, Anderson.

            He was born in Green Twp., Hancock County, in 1871, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Alford. He was a member of the Fortville Methodist Church and the Fortville Brotherhood.

 

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Photo from Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jennefer Burk

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his children Gladys Vera Alford Funk and Thelma Alford Stears; and brother Thomas Ward Alford in this compilation.

            Several family trees at Ancestry.com include Herbert Clarence Alford, 1871–1953, and his wife Myrtle May Wynn, 1874–1943.

            From Indiana, Marriages, 1780–1992 (FamilySearch.org): Herbert C. Alford, age 21 son of John Alford and Barbara Ferrell, married Myrtle M. Wynn, age 17 daughter of Charles Wynn and Louisa Frazier in Hancock Co., IN, on 12 March 1891.

            The last name of some members of this family is spelled Allford in various records.

            His middle name is from Ancestry family trees.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Herbert Clarence 1871 IN1, John Lambert 1835 IN2, John Lambert 1802 VA3, John 1773 VA4, John 1732 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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HIRAM ALFORD

 

GOSHEN TIMES

Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN— Thursday, 18 December 1884

 

            Dr. Hiram Alford departed this life December 11, 1884, aged 81 years and 6 months.

            He was born in Addison county, Vermont, June 11, 1800. At the age of 15 he accompanied his parents to Erie county, Pa. After a course of medical studies, he graduated at the Erie Medical College. On Dec. 20, 1820, he married Miss Susannah Adams, with whom he lived for a period of over 47 years. Dr. Alford was also a graduate of Transylvania Medical College, and was commissioned by the Governor of Ohio as Surgeon General of the State Cavalry. He served a term in the legislature of Ohio, and was at one time Deputy Grand Worthy Patriarch of the Sons of Temperance. In 1839 he became a member of the Baptist church. After several moves he settled down at Gibson, Ohio, where he practiced medicine for 25 years. From there he came to Goshen, practicing as an oculist and aurist.

            His second marriage was to Mrs. Eliza Dickinson, Dec. 15, 1868, who is deceased.

            Dr. Alford was a man of strong convictions, and advocated what he believed to be right. During his last illness he spoke calmly of his coming departure, and made all the arrangements for his funeral and burial.

            The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Joel H. Austin, at the Doctor’s late residence, in Goshen, Dec. 15, 1884.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his son Royal Freeman Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother McLancton W. Alford in Michigan Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Hiram 1800 VT1, Oliver 1767 VT2, Benedict 1716 CT3, Benedict 1688 CT4, Jeremiah 1655 CT5, Benedict 1619 England6, Thomas 1598 England7.

 

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HORTENSIA LORENA ROSEMOND ALFORD

 

POST-TRIBUNE

Gary, Lake Co., IN—Tuesday, 4 January 2005

 

            Hortense Lorena Rosemond Alford was born July 27, 1912, in Bay St. Louis, MS, to Williams “Buddy” Rosemond and Marie Poree Guillamon Rosemond. She was the last of nine children born to her parents. Hortense was christened and received her first Communion at Rose de Lima Catholic Church. As a young woman, she worked as an aide in the kindergarten classes in her hometown.

            In 1943, she met and was united in holy matrimony to Jerry Alford Sr., a soldier stationed in Bay St. Louis, MS. To this union was born a set of twins. Mrs. Alford, along with her husband, relocated to Gary, IN. She spent the remainder of her life as a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker. She will be remembered for the delicious New Orleans Cajun food, her shrimp or okra gumbo and red beans and rice were enjoyed by her family as well as her nieces and nephews.

            At 4:55 p.m. Wednesday, December 29, 2004, Mrs. Hortense Lorena Rosemond Alford made her transition from time to eternity. Hortense was preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Adolf, Henry, James “Sun,” Leo “Antoine,” & Moses Rosemond, sisters: Laura Rosemond Prater, Vivian Rosemond Singleton, & Genevieve Rosemond Young.

            Mrs. Alford leaves to celebrate her life a loving and devoted husband, Jerry Alford Sr.; son, Jerry Alford Jr.; daughter, Geraldine Alford Mosley, all of Gary, IN; stepson, James Albert Alford of Oakland, MS; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends....

            Funeral services Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at SS. Monica-Luke Church, 645 Rhode Island Street.... Interment Evergreen Memorial Park. Professional services rendered by: Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Hortense Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Gary, IN.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Jerry Alford Sr., which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her daughter Geraldine “Gerri” Alford Mosley in this compilation.

 

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IDA MABEL STEWART ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—25 January 2012

 

            Ida “Mabel” Alford—11/26/1923 - 01/20/2012. Mabel got her wings and is still watching over us forever.

            Preceded in death by parents William and Eliza Stewart, husband Charles Alford, children Charles Jay and Janice Alford, great great grandchildren Angel Hernandez, Bentley Joe Gipson, brothers Jay, Frank, Everett, James, Richard, Orville Stewart, sisters Edna Dyer, Martha Shields, Mary Carson, Ruth Harlan, Lula Winkley, Alice Toliver, Kathy Bumen.

            Survived by daughter Mary Ann Alford, son John David Alford, grandchildren Beth Kirves, Robert (Kandra) Truex, great grandchildren Mandi Gipson Hernandez, Ciera, Codey Gipson, Todd Gipson, John Dye, Alex Kirves, great great grandchildren Isabella, Khloe, Cruze Hernandez and many nieces and nephews. Also survived by the George and Jean Douglass family who made Mabel part of their family for 37 years.

            No calling or services at this time as Mabel donated her body to Indiana University. A celebration of life will be held in the spring and a notice will be in the obituaries.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Charles “Charlie Brown” Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ILOMAY HALFORD GODBOUT

 

SOUTHTOWN STAR

Chicago, Cook Co., IL—Thursday, 2 September 2010

 

            Ilomay Godbout nee Halford, September 1, 2010, Age 75, Late of Dyer, IN, formerly of South Holland, IL. Beloved wife of Russell A. Godbout. Dear mother of Paul (Pam) Godbout, Sherrie (Jim) Savageau and Pam (John) Volanti. Cherished grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of three. Loving sister of Pauline (Ed) Killen.

            Resting at the Ryan Funeral Home, 18022 Dixie Hwy. Homewood, Friday from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. Lying in state Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, 6635 Hohman Ave., Hammond, IN 46324 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at 10:00 a.m. Interment Beverly Cemetery.

            Memorials to the First United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society would be appreciated. 708-798-0331.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ilomay Godbout (SS# issued in IL), last residence Dyer, Lake Co., IN.

            We included the obituary of her mother, Geneva Lee Halford, in Illinois Obituaries.

 

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IONE A. BOWEN ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—15 February 2003

 

            Ione A. Bowen Alford, 83, Indianapolis, died Feb. 14, 2003. She was machine operator 10 years for Diamond Chain, retiring in 1972. Mrs. Alford was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church and Indianapolis Civil Defense.

            Services will be 11:30 a.m. Mon. Feb. 17 in G.H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home…. Burial will be in Washington Park North Cemetery.

            She was the widow of Charles A. Alford.

            Survivors include children Beulah Elliott, Margaret R. Turner, Thomas E. Alford and James W. Alford; stepson Carl A. Alford; brother Raymond Bowen; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Washington Park North Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Greg Lockwood

 

AAFA NOTES: Her birth date, 11 Oct 1919, was found on FuneralNet – Memorial Obituaries. SSDI records show that Jane A. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 11 Oct 1919 and died 1 Feb 2003, last residence Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN. This may be Ione’s record, with Jane being a misreading of Ione.

 

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IRENE ALFORD WILSON

 

ELKHART TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—19 February 1963

 

            Mrs. Irene A. Wilson, 59, a resident of Hotel Elkhart, died suddenly Monday afternoon at Elkhart Hospital, where she had been taken earlier in the day.

            She was born May 15, 1904 in Warsaw. She is married to Edward T. Wilson on Sept. 7, 1946 in Michigan City.

            In addition to her husband she is survived by a son, James E. Wilson, Zionsville, Ind., four sisters, Mr. Willard (Lyla) Luebking, Mrs. Frances Seeberger and Mrs. Kenneth (Elberta) Stouder, all of Elkhart, and Mrs. Thames (Mary) Malcolm, Warsaw; one brother, Frank Alford, Biloxi, Miss., and two grandchildren.

            Mrs. Wilson was a member of the Order of Beauceant.

            Funeral services will be held at the Walley Funeral Home at 3 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. W.W. Kennell officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 to 9 tonight.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

             See the obituaries of her parents, Robert Morris Alford and Lillie E. Howe Alford; and sister Alberta Alford Strouder in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Lila Alford Luebking in Florida 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: Irene 1904 IN1, Robert Morris 1865 IN2, George Washington 1830 VA3, Robert 1805 VA4, Henry 1778 VA5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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IRENE LOUISE ALFORD HEFNER

 

ELKHART TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—8 May 1952

 

            Hospitalized since May 1, Mrs. Irene Louise Hefner, 72, wife of Andrew P. Hefner, of 312 E. Washington St., died Wednesday at Goshen Hospital.

            Mrs. Hefner was born in Goshen July 7, 1879, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin C. Alford. She married Mr. Hefner April 26, 1915. They resided in California for 21 years, but returned to Goshen last August.

            Surviving in addition to the husband are a sister, Mrs. Washington E. Lowe, and a step-brother, Roy D. Miller, both of Goshen.

            Friends will be received at the Culp Funeral Home from Friday morning until the hour of the funeral Saturday at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Trevor Dillon will officiate. The body will be taken to Fort Wayne for cremation at the Lindenwood Crematory

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her father, Benjamin C. Alford; and grandfather Robert Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            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: Irene Louise 1879 IN1, Benjamin C. 1849 IN2, Robert 1805 VA3, Henry 1778 VA4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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IRENE SCHACKER ALFORD

 

HERALD BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—2 October 2002

 

PENDLETON—Irene Alford, 87, of Pendleton, died on October 1, 2002, at her residence. Services were held on Thursday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Bright Chapel. Burial was in Huntsville Cemetery in Huntsville.

            She was born on August 17, 1915, in Denoff, ND, and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Huntsville Community Church.

            Survivors include sons, Roger W. Alford and Mickey Alford, both of Pendleton; daughter, Audrey Marshall of Anderson; brother, Jim Shocker [sic] of Markleville; sisters, Mary Lou Iverson of La Canada, CA and Marvel Neff of McCluskey, ND; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; eight nieces and five nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph in 1971 [sic: gravestone says 1970]; sisters, Mabel Schacker, Millie Chapel, and Olie Mauldhouer; and brother Roy Schacker.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Irene S. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Pendleton, Madison Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Ralph M. Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and children Audrey J. Alford Marshall and Roger W. Alford in this compilation.

 

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IVA RETTA SNIDER ALLFORD

 

DAILY BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Monday, 18 December 1972

 

 

            Mrs. Iva R. Allford, 82, of 4036 Scatterfield Road, died at 3:40 a.m. Sunday [December 17] at St. John’s Hospital after a four-year illness.

            Born in Hancock County, she had moved here from Ingalls in 1922. She retired from Delco-Remy Division in 1959.

            Mrs. Allford was a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church, OES, 154, Beauceant, White Shrine of Jerusalem, Ivy Rebekah, and was past high worthy priestess of the White Shrine.

            Surviving are three children, Mrs. Ross (Edith) Melson, Leslie Allford and Mrs. Kenneth (Juanita) Wales, all of Anderson; a brother, Carl Snider of McCordsville; four grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

            Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Baker Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. Ernest Shumaker officiating. Burial will follow in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Iva Allford (SS# issued in IN) was born 14 Oct 1890 and died _____ Dec 1972, last residence Anderson, Madison Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her second husband, Raymond Carl Allford; and son Leslie Carl Allford in this compilation.

            Her middle name is from Ancestry family trees, where her maiden name is also spelled Snyder. Her first husband was Benjamin Harrison Hiday, father of her daughter Edith. Her parents were William Watkins Snider and Cynthia Caroline Barnard.

 

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JACK CLAYTON ALFORD

 

DAILY BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Wednesday, 31 March 1971

 

JACK C. ALFORD FATALLY STRICKEN

 

ALEXANDRIA—Jack C. Alford, 46, 311 Edgewood Dr., was stricken with a heart attack and died shortly after arriving at Community Hospital in Anderson.

            A native of Anderson, he had resided in Alexandria for 24 years and was employed at Hunter Weldner Chevrolet in Anderson. The World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy was the son of John H. and Alta Henry Alford, born March 29, 1925.

            Surviving are the widow, Phyllis J. Allen Alford, to whom he was married March 29, 1947; two children, Stephen and Marcia, both at home; three sisters, Mrs. Mary M. Adams and Mrs. Nancy Smitherman, both of Anderson and Mrs. Rosalie Lindsey of Irving, Texas; a brother, Jerry D. Alford of Anderson.

            Funeral services have been arranged for 10 a.m. Friday at the Karl M. Kyle Funeral Home with burial in the IOOF Cemetery….

 

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Photo from IOOF Cemetery, Alexandria, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from LeAnn Tankersley - lptankersley@yahoo.com – emailed 1/10/2014

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jack Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 29 March 1925 and died _____ March 1971, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his parents, John Harvey Alford and Alta Marie Henry Alford; and brother Robert William Alford in this compilation.

            His middle name is from Ancestry family trees.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Jack Clayton 1925 IN1, John Harvey 1897 IN2, William Perry 1865 IN3, Samuel 1837 IN4, John Lambert 1802 VA5, John 1773 VA6, John 1732 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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JACK HOWARD ALFORD

 

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Jack Howard Alford and his wife, Mary Jewell Scott

Photo from Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422 – used with permission

 

THE TIMES

Munster, Lake Co., IN—Sunday, 9 July 1995

 

            Jack H. Alford, 74, of Hessville [Lake Co.], Indiana, passed away on Friday, July 7, 1995 at home. He is survived by his loving wife, Mary; one sister, Corinne (Ray) Kesner of Lebanon, Indiana; two nephews and one niece.

            Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 10, 1995 at 1 p.m. from the Virgil Huber Funeral Home.... Burial at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, Indiana. Friends may call Sunday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Virgil Huber Funeral Home, Hessville Chapel,

 

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THE TIMES

Munster, Lake Co., IN—Saturday, 8 July 1995

 

            Alford, Jack H., 74, of Hammond [Lake Co., IN], passed away July 7. He was retired from the Town of Munster Water Department and an Army veteran of World War II.

            Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Virgil Huber Funeral Home, Hessville Chapel, 7051 Kennedy Ave. Services at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jack H. Alford (SS# issued in MI) was born 21 January 1921, last residence Hammond, IN.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, Howard Edward Alford and Mayme Hagerman Johnson Alford, in Michigan Obituaries.

            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: Jack Howard 1921 MI1, Howard Edward 1895 IL2, Edward Perry 1863 IN3, George Washington 1830 VA4, Robert 1805 VA5, Henry 1778 VA6, John 1735 Ireland7.

 

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JACQULINE E. ALFORD

 

CINCINNATI POST

Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH—Tuesday, 20 March 2007

 

            Jacqueline E. Alford, 77, of Aurora, Ind., died Sunday [March 18]. She was a homemaker. Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Rullman Hunger Denney Funeral Home, Aurora. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials: Hope House Recovery Center, Richmond, Ind.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jacquline E. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 24 Aug 1929, last residence Aurora, Dearborn Co., IN.

            Her Find A Grave memorial and her SSDI record spell her first name Jacquline, different than her obituary.

 

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JAMES ALFORD

 

FORT WAYNE NEWS

Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN—5 February 1895

 

            James Alford, an old man who was about to be removed to the infirmary was found dead in bed on Saturday morning at Logansport.

 

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JAMES ALFORD

 

THE TIMES

Munster, Lake Co., IN—Tuesday, 24 October 1995

 

            Alford, James, 80, of East Chicago [Lake Co., IN], passed away Oct. 20. Retired from Amoco Refinery.

            Visitation 1 to 8 p.m. (family hour 7 to 8 p.m.) Wednesday at Allen Funeral Home, 3546 Guthrie St., East Chicago. Services at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Hobart [Lake Co.].

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 6 May 1915, last residence East Chicago, IN.

 

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JAMES E. ALFORD

 

ELKHART TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—30 October 1937

 

            James E. Alford, 79, a retired New York Central engineer died at 11:30 Friday night at his home, 420 Aspenwald avenue. In failing health for nearly a year, Mr. Alford had been confined to his bed since an attack of ptomaine poisoning the night of Sunday, Oct. 17, gradually losing strength.

            Mr. Alford, a native of Waterford, this county, was born Jan. 1, 1858, the son of George and Elizabeth (Haney) Alford. Some years later the family moved to Warsaw, and the son was assistant there to his father, who operated a sawmill. At the age of 21 he came to Elkhart and took a job as fireman on the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern railroad. He had been in the railroad service 46 years when he retired Feb. 9, 1926.

            Surviving are the widow, Esta Howe Alford, to whom he was married June 4, 1904; two daughters, Mrs. W.H. (Evelyn) Schult of Elkhart and Miss Selma Alford at the paternal home; a grand-daughter; a brother, Oliver Alford of Warsaw, and a sister, Mrs. Nettie Osborne of Evansville, Ind.

            Mr. Alford was a member of the Elkhart lodge of Elks and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.

            Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Walter Meyer funeral home, 216 West High street, with the Rev. B.E. Chambers of Castle U.B. church in charge. Burial will take place in Grace Lawn.

            All New York Central Pensioners are to meet at 1:30 at the Y.M.C.A. to attend the funeral in a body.

 

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Photos from Grace Lawn Cemetery, Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Ashton

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Esta May Howe Alford; daughter Selma Leone Alford; father, George Washington Alford; and brother Robert Morris Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Edward Perry Alford in Michigan Obituaries.

            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: James E. 1858 IN1, George Washington 1830 VA2, Robert 1805 VA3, Henry 1778 VA4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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JAMES EDWARD ALFORD

 

GOSHEN NEWS

Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—Monday, 26 December 2011

 

CROMWELL—James Edward Alford, 62, Cromwell, died Monday [December 26] at Marion Veterans Administration Hospital in Marion.

            He was born March 12, 1949 in Manchester.

            On Jan. 26, 1980 he married Nettie Jean Jacobs in Cromwell.

            He is survived by his wife, three children, Lisa (Keith) Dunbar, Wawaka, Peggy (James) Jones, Albion and Angel Terry, Cromwell.

            Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Yeager Funeral Home, Ligonier. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetry, Topeka.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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JAMES HENDERSON ALFORD

 

THE COURIER-JOURNAL

Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY—Thursday, 13 June 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

            James H. Alford, 96, formerly of Bowling Green, died Tuesday [June 11] in Indianapolis. Funeral, 10 a.m. Friday, J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Home....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James H. Alford (SS# issued in KY) was born 13 July 1894, last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Mary Cordie Snodgrass Alford; and son Amos Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his daughters Barbara Ann Alford Taylor and Maud Ernestine Alford Ellis in Kentucky Obituaries.

            James was the son of Peter Henderson Alford and his second wife, Adaline Davis. He married (1) Mary Cordie Snodgrass. They had children James Wallace, Regina, Henderson, Amos, O. Pearl, and Maude Ernestine—all born in Warren County. Sometime before 1930, they were divorced. James married (2) Georgia Neighbors and had at least 4 children, and Cordie m. (2) Jess Sears and had 4 children. At some point James and Cordie remarried each other.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: James Henderson 1894 KY1, Peter Henderson 1863 KY2, William Thomas 1838 KY3, William 1804 VA4, William 1775 VA5.

 

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JAMES MELLING ALFORD

 

DAILY REVIEW

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—Tuesday, 7 September 1915

 

GOSHEN, Ind., Sept. 7—James Alford, age 80, pioneer resident of Goshen, died at his home of typhoid fever. Less than a year ago Mr. Alford’s daughter, Mrs. Minnie Alford McGarvey, died of typhoid at Vawter Park, Lake Wawasee.

            Within the last month it is said that forty cases of typhoid have developed at Wawasee. A general exodus of resorters followed rumors spread about Wawasee that typhoid was raging there.

 

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WEEKLY NEWS TIMES

Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—Friday, 10 September 1915

 

JAMES M. ALFORD DIES; IS VICTIM OF TYPHOID

PIONEER RESIDENT OF CITY SUCCUMBS MONDAY MORNING

ILLNESS OF TWO WEEKS PROVES FATAL TO ONE OF GOSHEN’S OLDEST RESIDENTS

 

            James M. Alford, 80 years old, and one of the pioneer residents of Goshen, died Monday morning at 1:40 o’clock at his home, 611 South Seventh street, of typhoid fever. Two weeks ago he was stricken with the fever, and since that time has been in a critical condition until his death.

            Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at four o’clock from his late home. Rev. W.P. Minton, of the First Christian church, will officiate and interment will be made in Oake Ridge cemetery.

            Surviving Mr. Alford are his wife and one son, Frank Alford, of this city; two grandchildren, Carl McGarvey and Donald Alford, and two brothers, William and Robert, also a sister Mrs. Ellen Chalfant, of South Bend. Another daughter, Mrs. Minnie Alford McGarvey, died of the disease less than a year ago.

            James Alford was born in Greenbriar county, Va., on July 8, 1835, and when one year old was brought to Indiana by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Alford. The family located on a farm west of Goshen at that time, and lived there for many years.

            On December 2, 1857, Mr. Alford was married to Mary Jane Miller, who survives her husband. Three children were born, of whom but one remains. For more than forty years Mr. Alford was a resident of Goshen, and during the greater part of this time was engaged in the grocery business. He retired from active business sixteen years ago, however. Mr. Alford was a member of the Christian church of this city for fifty years.

 

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Photo from Oakridge Cemetery, Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Ashton

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Jane Miller Alford; children Ada Lillian Alford, Frank Ellsworth Alford, and Minnie O. Alford McGarvey; 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 this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brothers Joseph F. Alford and Robert Alford Jr. in California Obituaries.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s Corrington Loyal Alford Collection, Fifth Section. From this document: “James M. Alford—He was born in Greenbrier County, Virginia, July 8, 1834 and by occupation a grocery merchant in Goshen, Indiana. He married Miss Mary Jane Miller, Dec. 22, 1857, a most esteemed lady. She was born in Goshen, Indiana and they had three children.”

            James’s middle initial is reported as both W and M in the Corrington Alford document. In online family trees he is found as James Melling Alford—Melling is maiden name of his maternal grandmother, Eleanor Melling.

            From Indiana Death Index, 1882–1920 (FamilySearch.org): James H. Alford, age 80, died 6 Sept 1915 in Goshen, IN.

            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: James Melling1835 VA1, Robert 1805 VA2, Henry 1778 VA3, John 1735 Ireland4.

 

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JAMES WARD ALFORD

 

HERALD BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Saturday, 2 January 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

FORTVILLE—James W. Alford, 75, Fortville, died Dec. 29, 1998, at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, Fla. [perhaps he was visiting in FL].

            He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sue Ann (Wihebrink) Alford; sons, Timothy J. Alford, Stephen W. Alford and Albert Alan Alford; daughter, Virginia M. Rigdon; sisters, Virginia Heche and Barbara Lewark; and 10 grandchildren.

            Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Gaines of Fortville United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville. Military graveside rites will be conducted by Fortville American Legion Post 391 and Fortville VFW Post 6904....

 

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INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Saturday, 2 January 1999

 

            James W. Alford, 75, Fortville, died Dec. 29. He was co-owner of J&S Ceramics, Fortville. Previously, he worked for International Association of Heat & Frost Insulators & Asbestos Workers Local 18, retiring in 1985. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the American Legion’s Fortville post, and a charter member of the Fortville post of Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also a member of Fortville Masonic Lodge and had been a Boy Scout leader for Troop 237.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Services: 11 a.m. Jan. 5 in Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, with calling from 4 to 8 p.m. Jan. 4. Burial: Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville.

            Survivors: wife Sue Ann Wihebrink Alford; children Timothy J., Stephen W., Albert Alan Alford, Virginia M. Rigdon; sisters Virginia Heche, Barbara Lewark; 10 grandchildren.

 

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INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Monday, 4 January 1999

 

            James W. Alford; Services rescheduled for 11 a.m. Jan 6 in Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville [IN—due to snowstorm conditions].

 

 

Photos from Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jennefer Burk

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James W. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 19 Aug 1923, last residence Fortville, Hancock Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Sue Ann Wihebrink Alford, which provides his middle name; son Albert Alan Alford; mother, Sallie Murrer Alford; and siblings Thomas Jerry Alford, Barbara Isabelle Alford Lewark, and Virginia Alberta “Gino” Alford Heche in this compilation.

            The last name of some members of this family is spelled Allford in various records.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: James Ward 1923 IN1, Thomas Ward 1888 IN2, John Lambert 1835 IN3, John Lambert 1802 VA4, John 1773 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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JAMES WILLIAM ALFORD

 

Source unknown

Daviess Co., IN—_____ September 1994

 

 

            James (Jim) W. Alford, 41, 2305 E. Nat’l Hwy, Washington, died unexpectedly at his home at approximately 10 a.m. Wednesday [September 14].

            The funeral will be Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Simon’s Church with Father David Martin officiating. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery.

            Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Ed L. Lee Mortuary with a wake service at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Eagles Lodge services at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and Knight of Columbus memorial services at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

            He was born May 30, 1953 in Knox County to the late William (Bill) E. Alford who died in 1989 and Bonnie Della Daugherty Long who survives in St. Louis, Mo. He was a 1971 graduate of Washington High School. He was a member of St. Simon’s Church, Eagles Lodge, Knights of Columbus, Washington Conservation Club, and Moose Lodge. He enjoyed restoring older model cars and participated in the Carfest many years.

            Surviving are his mother and one son and one daughter, Jason and Tammy Renee Alford, Both of Washington and one grandson.

 

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COURIER & PRESS

Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN—Saturday, 17 September 1994

 

WASHINGTON [Daviess Co.], Ind.—James W. “Jim” Alford, 41, died of a brain hemorrhage Wednesday [September 14] at his home.

            He was a self-employed auto mechanic for 20 years at Alfords’ Garage. He was a member of St. Simon Catholic Church, Eagles, Knights of Columbus, Conservation Club and Moose Lodge. He enjoyed restoring older cars and participated in the Carfest in Washington for many years.

            Surviving are a daughter, Tammy Renee Alford of Washington; a son, Jason Alford of Washington; his mother, Bonnie Della (Daugherty) Long of St. Louis; and a grandson, Michael Dean Burton.

            Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Simon Catholic Church, with burial in St. John Cemetery.

            Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Ed Lee Mortuary, where a wake service will be at 4:30 p.m. Eagles Lodge will conduct memorial services at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by a Knights of Columbus memorial service at 7 p.m.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James W. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 30 May 1953 and died 14 Sept 1994, last residence not listed.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: James William 1953 IN1, William Eugene 1926 IN2, Thomas Everett 1885/1884 IN3, James M. 1857 OH4, Isaac 1834 OH5, Oliver 1789 MA6, Elijah 1757 MA7, Elijah 1732 CT8, Josiah 1696 CT9, Josiah 1649 CT0, Benedict 1619 England11, Thomas 1598 England12.

 

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JERRY ALFORD, SR.

 

POST-TRIBUNE

Gary, Lake Co., IN—Wednesday, 23 March 2005

 

            Mr. Jerry Alford, Sr. was born January 29, 1922, in Charleston, MS, to Jerry and Edmonia Alford. He confessed a hope in Christ at an early age and was united with New Town Missionary Baptist Church in Charleston, MS. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Alford received an Honorable Discharge from the United States Army. While a soldier stationed in Bay St. Louis, MS, Jerry met and was united in Holy Matrimony to the former Hortense Lorena Rosemond. To this union was born a set of twins. After relocating to Gary, IN, Jerry soon became employed by United States Steel where he remained employed until his retirement.

            Jerry was preceded in death by his wife, Hortense Lorena Rosemond Alford; father and mother, Jerry and Edmonia Alford; brother, Charlie Alford; and sisters, Maggie Venerable, Fannie Whittaker, Virdie C. McClendon, Maudine McCall.

            Early Sunday morning, March 20, 2005, Mr. Jerry Alford, Sr., made his transition from labor to reward. He leaves to cherish his memory 2 sons, James (Lula) Alford of Oakland, MS, and Jerry (Stacey) Alford, Jr.; 1 daughter, Geraldine Mosley, all of Gary, IN; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, David (Mildred) Alford, and 2 sisters, Dorothy Moseley of Memphis, TN, and Margaret Hearon of Gary, IN; a very “special” cousin, Mr. James Hudson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

            Visitation Saturday, March 26, 2005, from 9 to 11:00 a.m. with funeral services at 11:00 a.m., all services at the Guy & Allen Chapel, 2959 West 11th Avenue. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park, Hobart, IN. Professional services rendered by Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc.

 

Photo from Evergreen Memorial Park, Hobart, Lake Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lara Mitchell Alfaro

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jerry Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 21 Jan 1922 and died 22 March 2005—both dates differing from his obituary and his gravestone—last residence Gary, Lake Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Hortense Lorena Rosemond Alford; and daughter Geraldine “Gerri” Alford Mosley in this compilation.

            On the 1930 census, Jerry (40) and Edmonia (35) Alford are listed with 4 children in Tallahatchie Co., MS. One of the children is J.D. Alford, age 9. This is an African American family.

 

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JEWELL I. BECK ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—4 April 2010

 

            Jewell I. Alford 87, passed away April 3, 2010 at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove, IN. Jewell was born in Oakland City, IN to the late Charles and Gracie Beck. She married Charles Alford in 1945. They have two daughters, Susan (husband Larry) Mayes and Dianna (husband Jim) Robbins who survive.

            Jewell worked as a clerk for Crown Laundry and K-mart.

            Jewell is also survived by 5 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren and a brother, Paul Beck.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles and her sister, Iva Beck. Friends may call on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 from 10 a.m. to Noon in Little and Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove Chapel. A graveside service will follow at 1 p.m. in Park Cemetery, Greenfield, IN. www.littleandsons beechgrove.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jewel I. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 13 Dec 1922, last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

 

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JOHN EDWARD “JUNIE” ALFORD, JR.

 

THE COURIER-JOURNAL

Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY—27 November 2010

 

            Alford, John E. “Junie” Jr., 54, of Jeffersonville, IN, died Thursday, November 25, 2010 at his home.

            He was a former concrete finisher for Lowes Concrete Co.

            Survivors include a son, John E. Zachery; daughters, Deana Payton and Heather Zachery; father, John E. Alford Sr., brothers, Danny and Timothy Alford; sisters, Kim Keeling and Melissa Stonecipher; and eight grandchildren.

            His funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday at J.B. Ratterman & Sons Portland, 2114 W. Market St., [Louisville, KY] followed by burial in St. Stephens Cemetery. Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Sunday.

 

Photo from Saint Stephens Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Elsie Gambrel

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John Edward Alford (SS# issued in KY) was born 10 Aug 1956, last residence Jeffersonville, Clark Co., IN.

 

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JOHN HARVEY ALFORD

 

DAILY BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Saturday, 8 August 1959

 

JOHN ALFORD, 61, DIES ON VACATION

 

            John H. Alford, 61, 622 Harrison St., died Friday morning [August 7] at Evergreen Resort, Phelps, Wis., where he was vacationing with his family.

            Mr. Alford was born Nov. 15, 1897, at Pendleton and was the son of Harvey [sic] and Emily Alford. He spent most of his life in this vicinity. Mr. Alford was a machine operator at the Delco-Remy Division.

            Surviving are: the widow, Alta Marie; three sons, Robert W. Alford, Chesterfield; Jack Alford, Alexandria; and Jerry D. Alford, Anderson; three daughters, Mrs. Leslie Adames and Mrs. Edgar Nutt, both of Anderson, and Mrs. Dean Lindsey, Wichita, Kan.; 17 grandchildren; a brother, Ralph Alford, Pendleton, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Thomas, Indianapolis.

            The body will be brought to the Baker Brothers Funeral Home in Anderson. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

 

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Photo from Anderson Memorial Park, Anderson, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Colleen Sanders Brown

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Alta Marie Henry Alford; sons Jack Clayton Alford and Robert William Alford; and brothers Fremont Allen Alford and Ralph M. Alford in this compilation.

            His birth year on his gravestone is probably incorrect. On his 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he signed his name John Harvey Allford and said he was born 15 Nov 1897. He is age 2 on the 1900 (June 20) census, where his birth date is Nov 1897.

            His middle name is from Ancestry family trees.

            The last name of some members of this family is spelled Allford in various records.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: John Harvey 1897 IN1, William Perry 1865 IN2, Samuel 1837 IN3, John Lambert 1802 VA4, John 1773 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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JOHN NEWTON ALFORD

 

ELKHART TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—23 May 1930

 

            John Newton Alford, 73, for 35 years a resident of the community a few miles south of Granger, died at 4 o’clock Thursday afternoon at his home, six miles northeast of Mishawaka, following an illness of nine months from cancer.

            The funeral will be held Monday, with a service at the home at 2 o’clock and burial beside the grave of his wife, Sarah Malone Alford, who died Jan. 22, 1929. The service will be in charge of the Rev. Thomas Wellard of South Bend, assisted by the Rev. H. W. Franklin of the Albright United Brethren church of Elkhart. Burial will be in the Oak Ridge cemetery, Goshen.

            Surviving are two sons, Newton O. Wolford [sic: Alford] of 1217 Columbian avenue, Elkhart, and Albert L. Alford, at the parental home; six grandchildren and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. F.B. Hoffman of East Berlin, Pa. formerly of Goshen, O.R. Alford, also of East Berlin and Mrs. Fred Arndt and H.H. Alford, both of Harrisburg, Pa.

            Mr. Alford was born on Oct. 19, 1856, the son of Royal and Elizabeth Alford at Gilboa, O. At the age of 20 he located on a farm six miles east of Lagrange, Ind., and his marriage to Sarah Malone took place in that count on Aug. 8, 1880. Subsequently they lived a number of years on a farm east of Goshen and then after spending two years in Virginia they moved to the Dewey farm, south of Granger, remaining there two years before moving on the present home place.

            Mr. Alford became a member of the Methodist Episcopal church at the age of 17 years.

 

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Photos from Oakridge Cemetery, Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Ashton

In front of the large Alford monument, left to right: Elizabeth, Royal, Sarah, John

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Sarah J. Malone Alford; sons Albert L. Alford and Newton Orvil Alford; and parents, Royal Freeman Alford and Elizabeth Darst Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Harry H. Alford in Pennsylvania Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: John Newton 1856 OH1, Royal Freeman 1830 PA2, Hiram 1800 VT3, Oliver 1767 CT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8.

 

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JOHN ONEAL ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Bowling Green, Warren Co., KY—2 February 2001

 

LEBANON, Ind.—John Oneal Alford, 75, of Kirklin died at 5:50 a.m. Feb. 1, 2001, at Witham Memorial Hospital in Lebanon.

            The Richardsville, Ky., native was a retired employee of Detroit Diesel, Allison Division, of General Motors in Indianapolis, a farmer, served in the Army 77th Infantry, was a World War II Army veteran stationed near Okinawa, was a Purple Heart recipient and was a member of Disabled American Veterans, National Rifle Association and United Auto Workers. He was a son of the late William Granger Alford and Mary Elizabeth Pruitt Alford.

            Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Myers Mortuary with military graveside rites at Lincoln Memory Gardens in Boone County. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

            Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Veteran’s Organization or the charity of one’s choice.

            Survivors include his wife, Mildred L. Alford; four daughters, Donna Holloway of Mooresville, Vicky Fisher of Indianapolis, Sarah Payne and Susan Cundiff, both of Lebanon; a son, Michael O’Neal Alford of Clearwater, Fla.; five sisters, Edna Stiles of Columbus, Marian Singleton of Angleton, Texas, Evelyn Alford of Indianapolis and Geraldine Minton and Mary Wilson, both of Bowling Green, Ky.; five brothers, O’Dell Alford of Castlebury, Ala., Linal Alford, W.G. Alford and Charles Alford, all of Indianapolis, and George Alford of Bowling Green; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Lincoln Memory Gardens, Whitestown, Boone Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marc Doty

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John O. Alford (SS# issued in KY) was born 22 Feb 1925, last residence Kirklin, Clinton Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his daughter Vicky Darlene Alford Fisher; sisters Annie Evelyn Alford and Edna Alford Stiles in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his parents, William Granger Alford and Mary Elizabeth Pruitt Alford, in Kentucky Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: John Oneal 1925 KY1, William Granger 1902 KY2, Peter Henderson 1863 KY3, William Thomas 1838 KY4, William 1804 VA5, William 1775 VA6.

 

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JOHN R. ALFORD

 

THE TIMES

Munster, Lake Co., IN—18 January 2012

 

            John R. Alford, age 76, of Gary, passed away Monday, January 16, 2012 at his residence. He is disabled Navy Veteran with 14 years of service. He was a member of Painter’s Union Local #460.

            Preceded in death by his parents: William and Elizabeth Alford; in-laws: Lowa and Mae Gambell; brother, Joe Alford.

            Survived by his wife, Catheryn Alford; daughter, Kim (Ramon) Cloud; sons: Raymond (fiancee Lindalee) Alford, Richard Alford, Roy (Patty) Alford; grandchildren: John (Fiancee Jina) Cloud, Raymond (Misty) Cloud, Jade (Brandon) Case, Ashlyn, Laurel, and Madeline Alford, Jessica (Forest) James; eight great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; sister, Mary Ellen Spoor; and brother, Jr. (Vesta) Alford.

            Friends may visit from 2:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday at Rendina Funeral Home, 5100 Cleveland St., Merrillville. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Friday with Rev. Robert Parnell officiating. Burial Calumet Park Cemetery.

 

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POST-TRIBUNE

Gary, Lake Co., IN—Wednesday, 18 January 2012

 

            Alford, John R. Age 76, of Gary, passed away Monday, January 16, 2012 at his residence.

            He is a disabled Navy Veteran with 14 years of service. He was a Member of Painter’s Union Local #460.

            Preceded in death by His Parents: William and Elizabeth Alford. In-laws: Lowa and Mae Gambell. Brother: Joe Alford.

            Survivors: Wife: CAtheryn Alford. Daughter: Kim (Ramon) Cloud. Sons: Raymond (Fiancee Lindalee) Alford. Richard Alford. Roy (Patty) Afford. Grandchildren: John (Fiancee Jina) Cloud, Raymond (Misty) Cloud. Jade (Brandon) Case, Ashlyn, Laurel and Madeline Alford. Jessica (Forest) James. 8 Great Grandchildren. 2 Great Great Grandchildren. Sister: Mary Ellen Spoor, Brother: Jr. (Vesta) Alford.

            Friends may visit from 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday at Rendina Funeral Home, 5100 Cleveland St. Merrillville. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Friday with Rev. Robert Parnell officiating. Burial in Calumet Park Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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JOHN RAYMOND ALLFORD

 

DAILY BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Tuesday, 24 February 1970

 

FORTVILLE—Raymond Allford, 77, a retired farmer of .Fortville, died early Monday evening [February 23] at the Turtle Creek Convalescent Nursing Center, Anderson after an illness of the past year.

            A native and lifelong resident of Hancock County, he was born June 18, 1892, the son of John and Nellie S. Allford. He had retired from farming in 1966.

            Final services have been arranged for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Ronald Seals Funeral Home with Paul Jasper and Rodger Thompson, minister of the Fortville Christian Church in charge. Interment will be in the Gravel Lawn Cemetery….

            Surviving are two children Mrs. Mary G. Ginder of Fortville and Carl Allford, also of the Fortville area; a half-sister Mrs. Thelma Bomershine of Oxford, Ohio; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jennefer Burk

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his children Carl Shelton Allford and Mary Glenn Allford Ginder in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALLFORD lineage: John Raymond 1892 IN1, John L. 1862 IN2, Samuel 1837 IN3, John Lambert 1802 VA4, John 1773 VA5, John [ALFORD] 1732 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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JOHNNY L. “SONNY”ALFORD, SR.

 

THE TIMES

Munster, Lake Co., IN—Wednesday, 15 August 2001

 

 

            Johnny L. Alford Sr., “Sonny,” 52, of Gary [Lake Co., IN], passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2001, at home.

            Survived by wife, Mary; two sons: Edwin (Azalea) Fleming, Sr. and Johnny Alford, Jr. both of East Chicago; one daughter: Martina Alford of Dallas, TX; two grandchildren: Edwin Fleming, Jr. and Jada Fleming; two stepsons, Tyron Golston and Shannon Crowder, both of Gary; mother, Rosie L. Alford of Columbus, GA; two brothers: Otis (JoAnn) Alford of East Chicago and Robert Alford of Columbus, GA; five sisters: Sadie Berry and Gladys (Dennis) Ivey, both of Gary, Dorothy Guide of Phenix City, AL, Rosie (Rick) Thomas of Columbus, GA, Ruby Keel of Atlanta, GA; two aunts, Fannie Kelly and Eddie Lou Harris, both of East Chicago; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

            Funeral services will be held Friday, August 17, 2001, 11 A.M. at Friendship Baptist Church, 4756 Melville Ave., East Chicago, IN.... Interment, Fern Oaks Cemetery, Griffith, IN. Friends may call on Thursday, August 16th, at Hinton-Williams Funeral Home, 4859 Alexander Ave., East Chicago, IN, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

            Mr. Alford was employed by Advance Municipal Equipment Company and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Johnny L. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 24 August 1948.

 

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JONATHAN C. ALFORD

 

Source unknown

Zionsville, Boone Co., IN—_____ March 1884

 

            Jonathan Alford died on Sunday March 2d, very unexpectedly. Although he had been ailing for some weeks past, no alarm was felt as he was not considered in a dangerous condition. He was an old resident of this place and was aged seventy one years. The funeral was preached at the M.E. Church on Tuesday and the remains were placed in their last resting place in the new cemetery south of town.

 

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Photos from Zionsville Cemetery, Zionsville, Boone Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Christine Pellor

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his wife, Sarah Anne Price Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son James Tennyson Alford in South Dakota Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Jonathan C. 1813 NC1, John 1786 PA2.

 

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JORDAN ANTHONY ALLFORD

 

COMMUNITY SHOPPER

Fortville, Hancock Co., IN—_____ September 2001

 

            Jordan Anthony Allford, infant, of Pendleton, died September 20, 2001, at Ball Memorial Hospital.

            Survivors include his parents Richard and Rebecca (Ward) Allford; brothers Nathan, Zachary and Joshua Allan Allford; sister Karlee Allford; grandparents Walter and Joan Ward and Richard and Carolyn Allford; great-grandparents Irene Basey, Laura Knight and Chestene Crawford; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

            Private services were held. Burial was at Elm Ridge Cemetery. Meeks Mortuary in Muncie handled the arrangements.

 

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JOSEPH EARL ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Friday, 1 January 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

            Joseph Earl Alford, 75, Danville, died Dec. 29 [1998]. He was a fork lift operator 37 years for Truck and Bus Operations of General Motors Corp., Indianapolis Manufacturing Plant, retiring in 1984. He was an Army veteran of World War II....

            Services: 1 p.m. Jan. 2 in St. Charles Catholic Church, Lebanon, Ky. Calling: 1 to 8 p.m. Jan. 1 in Baker Funeral Home, Danville, and after 9 a.m. Jan 2 in Bosley Funeral Home, Lebanon, Ky.

            Survivors: children Jennifer Merrill, Anna Marie Edwards, David, Carl Alford; sister Irene Deagnes; several grandchildren.

 

 

Photos from Saint Charles Cemetery, Saint Mary, Marion Co., KY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Dolores & Danny Bohn

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joseph E. Alford (SS# issued in KY) was born 2 Sept 1923, last residence Danville, Hendricks Co., IN.

            We included the obituary of his sister Agnes Irene Alford Lombardi D’Agnese in Connecticut Obituaries; and sister Bessie Cecelia Alford Edwards in Kentucky Obituaries.

            Joseph was the 11th and youngest child of George Willie Alford and Mary Lillie Williams of Lebanon, Marion Co., KY. The inscription on the back of Joseph’s gravestone says “Willie’s younger brother.” This must be referring to Thomas William “Willie” Alford (1913–1984), whose wife Mary Bertha Lee Gootee Alford’s obituary is in Kentucky Obituaries.

            In 1930 George and Lily Alford are listed in North Lebanon, Marion Co., KY, family #35: George Alford, farmer age 42; his wife Lily 46; and children: Stella 11, Anna Belle 9, Willie 17, and Joseph 6. All and their parents were b. in KY. Next door is George’s brother Clarence Alford, 37, his wife Bertie, and 2 daughters.

            In 1910 George’s family is still in North Lebanon, dwelling #96: George C. Alford, farm laborer age 24, m. 6 years; his wife Lillie M. 25, 3 children, 2 living; and daughters Agnes 4 and Frances 2. All and their parents were b. in KY.

            In 1900 George is with his parents and siblings in North Lebanon, dwelling #73: Granville C. Alford, farmer age 45 b. Aug 1854, m. 18 years; his wife Mollie J. 45 b. March 1855, 4 children, 4 living; and sons, Auther H. 15 b. Aug 1884; George W. 14 b. Dec 1885; Clarence H. 9 b. Oct 1890; and Charly B. 5 b. Sept 1894. All and their parents were b. in KY.

            On George’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 32, a farmer living in Lebanon, Marion Co., KY. He was born 11 Dec 1886. He names his nearest relative Lilly Alfred. The signed name on this card is clearly Alford, but the registrar wrote Alfred for George’s and Lilly’s last name.

            Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000 (Ancestry.com), lists the death of George W. Alford on 25 Sept 1965 in Marion Co., age 80. The death of Granville C. Alfred is also listed on 14 Jan 1938 in Marion Co., age 83.

            This is possibly Granville’s family listed on the 1860 census in District 2, Marion Co., KY, dwelling #573: George Alfred, laborer age 40; Sarah 30; and Bell 12, Delilah 8, and Grandville 6 (listed as female). All were b. in KY.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy Known Descendants of James Alford & Lucy Bailey.

            His lineage: Joseph Earl 1923 KY1, George Willie 1885/86 KY2, Granville Clifford 1854 KY3, Madison L. 1829 KY4, John 1782 VA5, Jacob 1757 VA6, James 1715 VA7.

 

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JOSEPH LEE ALFORD, JR.

Son of Joseph Lee Alford, Sr., AAFA #1058

 

PAHRUMP VALLEY TIMES

Pahrump, Nye Co., NV—30 April 2010

 

 

            Joseph L. Alford Jr., 54, passed away April 25, 2010, in Evansville, Ind.

He was born March 18, 1956, in Vincennes, Ind., and was a resident of Pahrump for seven years, having come from Ogden, Utah.

            He received his education in Bangkok, Thailand and Santa Ana, Calif.

Joe served in the U.S. Army and was an executive chef at Terrible’s Lakeside and Terrible’s Town casinos here.

            Chef Joe, as he was known in Pahrump, was well loved by many people. Most recently, he was instrumental in opening and managing the Pizza King in Evansville.

Joe loved fishing and making custom knives.

            Joe is survived by son Brian G. Alford; father Joseph L. (Susan) Alford Sr.; sisters Glenna Crawford, Teresa (Gene) Davis, Tamara (Roger) Starnes, Regina Miller and Kim (Randy) Gilliam; brothers Tom (Kim) Alford, Del (Barb) Heerdink; and multiple nieces, nephews and cousins.

            He was preceded in death by his mother, Marlene Heerdink, and brother Ronald Alford.

            In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Joe Alford memorial fund at the Alexander Funeral Home, 2115 Lincoln Ave., Evansville, IN 47714.

 

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[A nearly identical article was published the same day in The Tribune, Salt Lake City, UT.]

 

COURIER & PRESS

Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN—Wednesday, 28 April 2010

 

Joseph L. Alford, Jr. 1956 ~ 2010

 

EVANSVILLE, Ind.—Joseph L. Alford Jr., 54, of Evansville, passed away Sunday, April 25, 2010, at Deaconess Hospital. He was born March 18, 1956, in Vincennes, Ind.

            Joe was an executive chef at multiple exclusive resorts and restaurants throughout the country. Most recently, he was instrumental in opening and managing the Pizza King on Stringtown Road, where he was loved and respected by his co-workers.

            He graduated from high school in Bangkok, Thailand, with multiple martial arts awards. Joe was a veteran of the Army, where he received advanced infantry training. He loved fishing and making custom knives.

            Joe was preceded in death by his mother, Marlene Heerdink, and brother, Ronald Alford.

            He is survived by his son, Brian G. Alford; father, Joseph L. Alford Sr. (Sue); sisters, Glenna Crawford, Teresa Davis (Gene), Tamara Starnes (Roger), Regina Miller and Kim Gilliam (Randy); brothers, Tom Alford (Kim) and Del Heerdink (Barb); and multiple nieces, nephews and cousins.

            A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 2010, at Crossroads Christian Church, 10800 Outer Lincoln Ave.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Joe Alford Memorial Fund at any Old National Bank Branch. Condolences may be made online at www.alexandereastchapel.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Joseph L. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence not listed.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Joseph Lee 1956 IN1, Joseph Lee ???? VA2, Charlie Givens 1900 VA3, George Washington 1860 VA4, James Stephen 1831 VA5, John 1795 VA6, John 1768 VA7, Thomas 1736 VA8, John 1696 ??9.

 

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JOSEPHINE LUCAS DEMPSEY ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Monday, 10 June 1912

 

ANGRY HUSBAND MURDERS WIFE AND ENDS LIFE

 

            William Alford, 40 years old of Anderson, Ind., shot and killed his wife, Josephine Alford, 46 years old, yesterday afternoon, just as she was entering the front door of the residence of Mrs. Mary R. Crim, 3061 North New Jersey street, where she was employed, and, turning the weapon on himself, committed suicide. Alford fell on the front lawn, where he died instantly. Mrs. Alford’s death occurred thirty minutes later.

            The tragedy was due to Alford’s anger because his wife had separated from him under the belief that her marriage to a former husband, now divorced, was still binding and because Mrs. Alford had become unusually active in church work. Mrs. Crim is said to be an aunt of Mrs. Alford.

            The shooting was witnessed by many residents of the fashionable neighborhood, who were sitting on their porches. Horrified as they saw Alford draw a revolver from his pocket and fire the two shots at his wife and then turn the smoking weapon on himself, the spectators did not move from their chairs, but sat, awe stricken, until the clang of the gong on the police emergency automobile brought them to a realization of the crime.

 

Feared Husband’s Threat

 

            Mrs. Alford had been employed for a week at the home of Mrs. Crim, who is ill, and was seeking concealment from her husband, who, it is said, had threatened several times to kill her.

            Mrs. Alford, about a year ago, united with the Church of God and became conscience stricken because she had a divorced husband living. The church does not approve of divorces and she became confident that it was wrong for her to live with her second husband. At her suggestion they separated at that time, but close acquaintances say that Alford induced her to return to him two months ago and they lived together until the final separation. Friends of the couple say that during the last year Mrs. Alford was a religious enthusiast.

            Where Alford met his wife yesterday is a matter of conjecture, for she never spoke after she was shot. It is supposed that he was waiting for her to return home from the Gospel Tabernacle, Park avenue and Tenth street, where she attended church, and took up his post at Central avenue and Thirtieth street. Several persons saw Mrs. Alford, closely followed by her husband, as she went home. Neither spoke as they walked along. Spectators said they noticed that Mrs. Alford appeared to be under a severe nervous tension and seemed to be hurrying.

 

Couple Had Separated

 

            Mrs. Alford ran up the steps to the porch and seemed to be in haste to enter the house. As she opened the door, her husband drew the revolver and fired twice. Mrs. Alford fell across the threshold. Alford walked to the corner of the lawn and fired the shot that ended his life….

            Mrs. Alford has a daughter living in Chicago and a son, Robert Dempsey, living in Texas. James Dempsey of Danville, Ill. [sic: probably Danville, Hendricks Co., IN], also is a relative.

 

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INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Tuesday, 11 June 1912

 

ANDERSON, Ind., June 10—The bodies of William Alford and his wife arrived in this city late this afternoon. The body of the woman was taken at once to the Christian Alliance Church, of which she was a member, and will be taken care of by members of the church. The body of Alford is in charge of the local aerie of Eagles, of which he was a member.

 

AAFA NOTES: Mary R. Crim, age 59 born KY, and her 3 living children are listed on the 1910 census in Indianapolis at 3061 North New Jersey St. In 1900 in Indianapolis, Mary is living with her husband, John F. Crim, and their 3 children.

            From Ancestry family trees: Mary was the daughter of William R. Dempsey and Elizabeth Blythe. Elizabeth died in 1881.

            From IN Marriages: William R. Dempsey married Josephine Lucas on 9 July 1883 in Hendricks Co., IN.

            From IN Births: Agnes Dempsey was born 16 June 1886 in Hendricks Co., parents W.R. Dempsey and Josephine Lucas.

            From IN Deaths: Wm. R. Dempsey died 9 Feb 1891 in Danville, Hendricks Co., IN.

            In 1910, Josephine Alford, age 44 born KY, and her husband Wm. L. Alford, 34 IN,barber, no children, were living in Anderson, Madison Co., IN. They were married 8 years, William’s first marriage and Josephine’s second marriage. Josephine had 2 children, 2 living.

            Josephine must have married and divorced someone between the death of her first husband, William Dempsey, in 1891, and her marriage to William Alford in about 1902. However, no records have been found.

 

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JOSEPHINE BONAPARTE SPANN ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS SENTINEL

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—21 July 1875

 

            Alford—Died at her brother’s residence, in Zionsville [Boone Co.], Ind., Mrs. Josephine, daughter of J.L., and Sophia Spann of Jennings county, Ind., and consort of A.A. Alford, of this place, and sister of Mr. J.S. Spann, of Indianapolis.

            Obituary—She was born in Jefferson county, Ind., March 22, 1836, and died July 16, 1875, consequently her age was 39 years, 3 months and 25 days. She joined the Presbyterian Church, in the city of Indianapolis, in the fifteenth year of her life. Her father and mother both lived to a good old age, but had passed on before her; also, three brothers, three sisters and two sons preceded her to the future world, there to await her arrival.

            She leaves in this world of conflict and trial to battle with the ills of life for a while, and then follow after her, a bereft husband, two sons, four brothers, one sister, and many other relations and friends to mourn her absence; but while these bereft ones sorrow, they sorrow not as those who have no hope. She stated to the minister, about a week before her death, that her trust was in God, and there she rested….

            —Rev. P.S. Cook, Zionsville, Ind., July 19, 1875

 

 

Photo from Zionsville Cemetery, Zionsville, Boone Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Christine Pellor

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her son Thomas Asbury Alford in this compilation.

            From AAFA’s Corrington L. Alford Collection, Section 10: Her husband was Ambrose A. Alford., born in Marion Co., IN, on 6 March 1836, the son of John Alford and Polly Markland. Ambrose and Josephine had 4 sons: William E., Thomas A. [Thompson in other records], George N., and Berry G. Alford. John Alford was born in Stokes Co., NC, on 7 Nov 1787. He moved his family to IN in 1833.

            From IN Marriages: A.A. Alford married Josephine B. Spann on 3 May 1860 in Jennings Co., IN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: Ambrose Asbury 1836 IN1, John 1786 PA2.

 

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JUDITH ELAINE ALLFORD WHITE-TURNER

 

THE COURIER-TIMES

New Castle, Henry Co., IN—Wednesday, 29 February 2012

 

            Judith Elaine (Allford) White-Turner, 67, died at her home in Knightstown [Henry Co.] on Feb. 28, 2012. Born 1945 in Madison County, Ind., Judy was a lifetime member of the Shirley Wilkinson United Methodist Church.

            She graduated from Wilkinson High School in 1963 as Salutatorian of her class and then went on to earn her R.N. license from the Methodist School of Nursing in 1966. After a long career in nursing, Judy became Chairwoman of the Board for GasAmerica Services in 1999. Judy founded the GasAmerican Charitable Foundation which has helped to raise funds for scholarships and other numerous charities over the years.

            Judy was preceded in death by her high school sweetheart and husband of 32 years, Richard White, and her parents, Marion & Edith Allford.

            Judy is survived by her loving husband, Jan Ross Turner of Knightstown; her two children, Stephanie (Terry) White-Longworth and Keith (Tami) White; one brother Mike (Ruth) Allford, all of Wilkinson; her stepchildren, Kevin & Paula Turner; 12 grandchildren, Sara, Samantha and Melissa Longworth, Jacob and Samantha Rogers, Abbigale and Olivia White, Graham, Duncan, Julia, Anna and Ross Turner; one great-granddaughter; numerous nieces & nephews; and many dear friends. Judy was a thoughtful, generous and compassionate woman who will be missed by all.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the GasAmerica Charitable Foundation Scholarship Grant, 2700 W. Main Street Greenfield, IN, or the American Cancer Society.

            Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 5, at Condo and Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson. Burial will follow at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Friends may call from 1-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

            Online condolences may be shared at www.condoandson.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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KATHERINE I. COPPLE BANE ALFORD

 

RUSHVILLE REPUBLICAN

Rushville, Rush Co., IN—Wednesday, 20 August 2008

 

 

            Katherine I. “Grandma Honey” Alford, 93, of Rushville, died Aug. 18, 2008.

            Born May 13, 1915 in Manilla, she was the daughter of Oliver and Gertrude Ramsey Copple, both deceased.

            Mrs. Alford spent her entire life in Rush County. She worked several years as a practical nurse at Rush Memorial Hospital and in private homes. She was a member of the Rushville Jehovah’s Witnesses.

            Survivors include sons, Sherman (Chintana) Bane and Kenneth (Chang) Bane, both of Muncie; daughters, Nancy (Bob) Glover, Rosemary (Charles) Paugh, Faith Sadler (David) Hankins, Jeanie Ralstin, and Priscilla (Henry “Hank”) Glover, all of Rushville; 26 grandchildren; and several great- and great-great-grandchildren.

            Besides her parents she was preceded in death by five brothers, three sisters, three sons and two grandsons.

            Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Moster Mortuary in Rushville. Burial will be in Rushville’s East Hill Cemetery. David Fields and the Rev. Jeff Edwards will preside.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rushville VFW Honor Guard.

Photo from East Hill Cemetery, Rushville, Rush Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bob Lee

 

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

 

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KAY E. DAVIE ALFORD

 

THE TIMES

Noblesville, Hamilton Co., IN—4 November 2010

 

            Kay E. Alford, 72, of Noblesville passed away Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010 at Riverwalk Village in Noblesville.

            Born May 3, 1938 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Paul and Sara (Bennett) Davie in Indianapolis. She was an independent, free-spirited woman whose life was as varied and adventurous as her careers. She was an air traffic controller when there was only a handful of women in that field. She worked as a marketing event planner for GTE. She had a brief stint as a private investigator and her most favorite career was that of grandma. She never met a club she didn’t like. She was a proud member of the Tri Delta Sorority, Red Hat Society, Pink Ladies Cancer Bunco Club and Beta Babes of Brownsburg High School. She graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelors Degree in Marketing. She also achieved membership in Mensa. This accomplishment gave her the ability to discern the best bargains found at numerous garage sales or department stores. She turned shopping into a fine art.

            She succumbed to cancer at the age of 72. She fought a brave battle with grace and dignity. She was dearly loved by her family and friends. She was lively, fun and brightened any room she entered. She will be missed forever.

            Survivors include husband, Tom Alford; daughter, Kim Keating Sexson; grandchildren, Tom Sexson, Kelly Sexson, and Corey Sexson; son, Kurt Pfeiffer; stepdaughter, Angela (Jerry) Kinley; grandchildren, Rayna Kinley, Sam Kinley, and Victoria Kinley; and her beloved dog, Eddie.

            She was preceded in death by her parents.

            Visitation is noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Randall and Roberts Fishers Mortuary, 12010 Allisonville Road in Fishers. Funeral service is 2 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Burial will be at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens in Indianapolis. Memorial contributions may be made to Hamilton County Humane Society 1721 Pleasant Street, Suite B Noblesville, IN 46060 or American Cancer Society 5635 W. 96th St, Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN 46278. Online condolences can be made at www.randallroberts.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Kay E. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Noblesville, Hamilton Co., IN.

 

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KENDALL STEPHON ALFORD

 

Kendall Stephon Alford

Photo from Evergreen memorial Park, Hobart, Lake Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

 

POST-TRIBUNE

Gary, Lake Co., IN—Tuesday, 3 March 2009

 

            Kendall Stephon Alford was born on March 7, 1991 to Kenneth, Sr. and Tammilita Alford at St. Margaret Hospital, Hammond, Indiana. Kendall was the youngest child out of three. Kendall accepted Christ as his personal Savior and was a member of New Hope MB Church under Rev. Sieon Roberts, where he was a helpful part of the youth ministry. Kendall received his education through the Gary Community School Corporation and was a gifted and talented student at Banneker and Tolleston schools. Kendall was in his senior year at West Side High School and a member of the Cougar baseball team and involved in Competitive Edge at Purdue University for prospective engineers. Kendall excelled in sports in the Gary area and was involved in biddy-basketball, pop-warner football, and little league baseball teams. Kendall had a giving heart and his public service life was exemplary as a member of the Beta Mu Chapter of Kudos, a breast cancer awareness group for males, and unselfish helpful acts around New Hope MB Church. Kendall was an exceptional employee at Kmart and worked for the City of Gary in the summer employment program. Kendall was truly a friend and an endearing young man to all who knew him.

            Kendall left this life on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at Methodist Hospital with his family by his side. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

            Kendall will forever be cherished in memory by his parents, Kenneth, Sr. and Tammilita; one sister, Kenee’ Alford of Nashville, Tennessee; one brother, Kenneth S. Alford, Jr. of Gary, Indiana; grandparents, Thomas A. Sr. and Gracie Shumpert of Gary, Indiana, Arthur W. (Andra) Davis of Merrillville, Indiana and Myrtle Davis of Gary, Indiana; one special nephew, Jonathan Alford of Nashville, Tennessee and one special niece, Jayla A. Kimbro of Nashville, Tennessee; Godmother, Vanessa Dancy of Blackjack, Missouri; two loving uncles, Thomas A. (Taiwan) Shumpert, Jr. of Scott Air Force Base, Illinois and DeShaun Williams of Chicago, Illinois; and four devoted aunts, Brenda Webb of Gary, Indiana, Dajuana (Pinklon) Thomas of Orlando, Florida, Camelita Dotson of Nashville, Tennessee and Tina (Darrick) Powell of Merrillville, Indiana; and a host of cousins, great-aunts, great-uncles, friends and the West Side High School Class of 2009.

            The Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 from 10:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. with the Family Hour from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Smith, Bizzell and Warner Funeral Home, 3209 Grant St., Gary Indiana. The Funeral Servies will be held Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. at the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 2307 Rhode Island St., Gary, Indiana, with Pastor Seion Roberts officiating. smithbizzellwarnerfuneralhome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Kendall Stephon Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence not listed.

 

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KENNETH QUINN ALFORD

 

THE TIMES

Munster, Lake Co., IN—Monday, 22 October 2001

 

            Alford, Kenneth Quinn, of Gary [Lake Co., IN], formerly of Mary Esther [Okaloosa Co.], Fla., passed away Oct. 12. Services at 2 p.m. today at Davis Memorial Church. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery.

 

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POST-TRIBUNE

Gary, Lake Co., IN—Thursday, 18 October 2001

 

            Kenneth Q. Alford Sr.—Age 42, of Gary, died Friday, Oct. 12; Smith-Bizzell Warner & Son, Funeral Home, Gary.

            He was a Vietnam veteran.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Kenneth Q. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 14 June 1959, last residence Gary, IN.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Sims and Hazel Belle Alford, in this compilation.

 

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LEON ALFORD, JR.

 

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Photo from Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service

 

CHRONICLE-TRIBUNE

Marion, Grant Co., IN—_____ September 2012

 

            Leon Alford, Jr., 70, died at 9:30 a.m., Monday, November 5, 2012 in his residence. He was born in Marion, Indiana to the late Leon Sr. and Mary (Rudicell) Alford.

            He was a former supervisor at General Tire. Leon enjoyed NASCAR, Jeff Gordon, Marion Giants Basketball and IU Basketball. He enjoyed listening to country western music, playing computer games and communicating with his computer friends. Leon was a Peyton Manning fan and enjoyed the Indianapolis Colts.

            Survivors include his daughter, Lori (Steve Davis) Whitehead, Marion; sons, Steve (Wendy) Alford, Alexandria, Mike (Stacy) Alford, Van Buren, Andy (Brandi) Alford, Marion; grandchildren, Amber, Crystal, Johnathon, Joseph, Kayla, Kristopher, Kenny, Jakob, Kaylee, Mandy, Zach, Marisa, Colby; great grandchildren, Hayden, Gavin, Mathew, Clayton, Conner, Amaris, Haileigh, Chase, McKinzie, Lily, Memorie; sister, Shirley Zirkle, Fairmount; brother, Richard (Joy) Alford, Tennessee; former wife, Barbara Alford, Marion.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Leon Sr. and Mary Alford.; sister, Phyllis Phillippe.

            Funeral Service will be at 11:30 a.m., Friday, November 9, 2012 in Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, Indiana with the Rev. Dr. Tom Mansbarger officiating….

            Memorials may be directed to Cancer Services of Grant County, Tower Suites, 305 S. Norton Ave., Marion, IN 46953.

            Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his sister Phyllis J. Alford Phillippe in this compilation.

            From his Find A Grave memorial: He was born 25 Apr 1942 in Marion, Grant Co., IN.

            His lineage: Leon 1942 IN1, Leon 1913 IN2, Laverne Phillip 1898 IN3.

 

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LEONA J. ALFORD WEAVER

 

LOGANSPORT PHAROS-REPORTER

Logansport, Cass Co., IN—21 February 1923

 

            Mrs. Leona J. Weaver, daughter of the late C.L. Alford, died Monday evening at her home in Indianapolis, age 57 years. Death being due to double pneumonia.

            Mrs. Weaver was born and reared in Logansport, but a few years ago the family moved to Indianapolis.

            She is survived by three sons, Loyal, Lawrence, and Robert Weaver; Her mother, Mrs. C.T. Alford [sic: C.L. Alford]; three sisters, Mrs. Ida Rickets of Columbia City, Mrs. W.A. Bicker of Huntington, and Mrs. Thomas Wildermuth of this city.

            Her husband preceded her in death several years ago.

            The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Corrington Loyal Alford and Ellen Ann Harrison Alford; and sisters Cora Etta Alford Thomas Sands Bicker and Matilda Alford Wildermuth in this compilation.

            See Corrington L. and Loyal A. Alford, biographies of Leona’s father and grandfather, in AAFA’s Biographies and Autobiographies of “Alfords”.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s Corrington Loyal Alford Collection, Section Nine.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Leona J. 1869 IN1, Corrington Loyal 1836 OH2, Loyal Adolphus 1814 VT3, Oliver 1767 CT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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LEONARD R. ALFORD

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Tuesday, 1 May 2012

 

July 21, 1932 - April 29, 2012

 

SOUTH BEND—Leonard R. Alford, 79, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 1:00 AM on Sunday, April 29th, in his residence after an extended illness.

            Mr. Alford was born on July 21st, 1932, in North Liberty, IN, to John A. Alford and Alma A. (Henke) Alford. He had resided in the Michiana area his lifetime.

            On October 17th, 1953, in South Bend, IN, he married the former Louise Coyle, who survives. They celebrated 58 wonderful years together. Mr. Alford is also survived by one daughter, Robin L. (Larry) Brown of North Liberty, IN; one sister, Marian Koch of Mishawaka, IN; one brother, Gerald D. (Linda) Alford of Edwardsburg, MI; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

            Leonard was preceded in death by his parents, John A. Alford and Alma A. (Henke) Alford; one daughter, Rae L. Capogna; one son, Nathan C. Alford; one sister, Dorothy Miller; and two brothers, Lawrence Alford and Carl Alford.

            Mr. Alford retired from the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company where he worked as a Route Salesman for many years.

            Leonard loved wood-working and was also a history buff. He was also a veteran of the United States Air Force where he served in the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged.

            He was a wonderful, loving husband, father and brother and will be dearly missed by his loving family and all who knew him on his life journey.

            There will be no visitation or services. His wishes were to be cremated, which his family honored.

            The Hanley & Sons “Southwest Chapel” Funeral Home handled arrangements and extends its deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to the Alford family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Alma A. Henke Alford; and brother Carl P. Alford in this compilation.

            Leonard’s last name at birth was Alfutowski. See comments under his mother’s obituary.

 

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LESLIE CARL ALLFORD

 

DAILY BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Saturday, 27 October 1973

 

 

            Leslie C. Allford, 58, 2101 La-Rita Lane, died unexpectedly Friday [October 26] at his home.

            He had been employed 33 years at Guide Lamp Division and was a tool and die maker. Born in Hancock County, he had lived here most of his life.

            Mr. Allford was a member of the Ingalls Christian Church, Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge, Anderson Elks Lodge, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, UAW Local 663 and a number of Masonic Organizations.

            Surviving are the widow, Helen J. Jarrett Allford; three step-children, Gary Jarrell, at home; Mrs. Donald (Jacque) Bliss, Valparaiso, and Michael Jarrett, Middletown, a step-grandchild and several nieces and nephews; two sisters, Mrs. Ross Melson and Mrs. Kenneth Wales, both of Anderson.

            Friends will be received at the Baker Brothers Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Sunday, and services will be there at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leslie Allford (SS# issued in IN) was born 18 Oct 1915 and died _____ Oct 1973, last residence Anderson, Madison Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Evalyn Marie Wynn Allford; and his parents, Raymond Carl Allford and Iva Retta Snider Allford, in this compilation.

            His middle name is from Ancestry family trees.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALLFORD lineage: Leslie Carl 1915 IN1, Raymond Carl 1887 IN2, Walter Scott 1864 IN3, John Lambert 1835 IN4, John Lambert 1802 VA5, John 1773 VA6, John [ALFORD] 1732 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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LILLIE E. HOWE ALFORD

 

ELKHART TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—Wednesday, 9 August 1944

 

            Mrs. Lillie E. Alford, 77, mother of Mrs. Frances Seeberger, Mrs. Irene McDonough and Mrs. Lila Luebking, all of Elkhart, died at her home in Warsaw [Kosciusko Co.] Tuesday [August 8] following an 8-week illness.

            Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Landis funeral home, Warsaw, with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford, widow of Robert M. Alford, was born in Wabash county, and lived in and around Warsaw for 65 years.

            Surviving are 2 other daughters, Mrs. Albert Wolford, Warsaw, and Mrs. Mary Malcolm, Winona Lake; a son, Lt. James Franklin Alford, overseas, and 2 grandsons.

 

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Photo from Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Kosciusko Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Hoby

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Robert Morris Alford; and daughters Alberta Alford Strouder and Irene Alford Wilson in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter Lila Alford Luebking in Florida Obituaries.

 

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LILLIE V. ALFORD JOHNSON

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Friday, 16 August 2002

 

WILLS POINT—Services for Lillie V. Johnson, 98, South Bend, Ind., formerly of Wills Point, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Church of God in Christ with the Rev. Frankie Dilworth officiating.

            Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Wills Point, under direction of LyBrand Funeral Home, Wills Point.

            Mrs. Johnson died Aug. 13, in South Bend, Ind.

            She was born Jan 5, 1904, in Homer, La., to the late Robert and Fannie Alford. She moved to Wills Point and later worked as a nanny for many families, including the Keller family in Dallas. She was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Church of God in Christ in Wills Point, and after moving to South Bend, Ind. in 1994, joined Pentecostal Cathedral Church of God in Christ where she served on Mother’s Board.

            Survivors include 13 nieces, six nephews and other relatives....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Lillie Johnson (SS# issued in IN) but list her birth date as 5 Jan 1904, last residence South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN.

 

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LINDA SUE GRAFT ALFORD

 

FuneralNet – Memorial Obituaries

Probably Fort Wayne, IN—_____ September 2002

 

February 12, 1958 - September 19, 2002

 

            Linda Sue Alford, 44, died Thursday at Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana. Born in Fort Wayne, she worked at Wieland Furniture, Inc. for 16 years in production. She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.

            “Linda was a loving mother and sister.”

            Survivors include her fiance, Jeff Davis of Fort Wayne; daughter, Jessica Lynn Ayers of Fort Wayne; sister, Cindy Stults of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Ricky L. Graft and Randy L. Graft, both of Fort Wayne.

            Services 10:30 Monday with calling one hour prior at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.... Vigil service at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at D.O. McComb and Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Rd. Burial in Catholic Cemetery....

 

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THE NEWS-SENTINEL

Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN—Friday, 20 September 2002

 

            Linda Sue Alford, 44, of Fort Wayne, a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana.

            “ Linda was a loving mother and sister.”

            The Fort Wayne native worked for Wieland Furniture Inc. for 16 years in production.

            Surviving are a daughter, Jessica L. Ayers of Fort Wayne; her fiance, Jeff Davis of Fort Wayne; a sister, Cindy Stults of Fort Wayne; and brothers Ricky L. and Randy L. Graft, both of Fort Wayne.

            Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 4916 Trier Road, with calling one hour before services. Calling is also from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday with a 3:30 p.m. vigil service at D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road. Burial will be at Catholic Cemetery. Memorials are to Visiting Nurse Service’s Hospice Home or the daughter’s Education Fund.

            Information provided by D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road, 426-9494.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Linda S. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN.

 

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LOUISA EMELINE ALFORD CRAMPTON

 

LOGANSPORT PHAROS-REPORTER

Logansport, Cass Co., IN—Wednesday, 24 April 1918

 

            Mrs. Louisa Alford Crampton, wife of Colonel A.B. Crampton, governor of the National Military Home near Marion, Ind., died last night [April 23] after a three weeks’ illness, death being due to heart disease. Mrs. Crampton has been ill for more than a year but it was not until after her return to Marion from a visit at Delphi, about a month ago, that her condition became critical.

            Deceased is survived by three children—Capt. C.C. Crampton, now in the medical corps of the United States army, stationed at Camp Devens, Mass.; Mrs. Love E. Caulkins, who resides with her parents, and Mrs. Mindwell J. Wilson, who assists her husband in the management of the Citizen-Times at Delphi.

            Mrs. Crampton was a devoted member of Charles Carroll chapter, D.A.R., Delphi; a charter member of Rose chapter, Order of the Eastern Star; of the Pythian Sisters of Delphi; of Lincoln circle, Ladies of the G.A.R. of Logansport, and of the Woman’s Relief corps of Logansport.

            The funeral was held in Marion at the governor’s home this morning at 10 o’clock and the remains brought to Logansport where interment will be made in Mt. Hope cemetery, the cortege arriving via motor at 7:30 this evening. A brief service will be held at the cemetery.

 

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LOGANSPORT PHAROS-REPORTER

Logansport, Cass Co., IN—Thursday, 25 April 1918

 

            The funeral of Mrs. Louise Alford Crampton, wife of Colonel A.B. Crampton of the National Soldiers’ Home at Marion, will be held at Marion tomorrow morning at 10:30. The remains will be brought to Logansport by motor, arriving at 1:30 and burial will be made in Mt. Hope cemetery, where a brief funeral service will be held.

 

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LOGANSPORT PHAROS-REPORTER

Logansport, Cass Co., IN—Friday, 26 April 1918

 

            The funeral of Mrs. Louisa Alford Crampton was held this morning at 10:30 at Marion, Ind., and this afternoon the remains were brought to Logansport and interred in Mt. Hope cemetery. The ritualistic services of the Ladies of G.A.R. were performed at the grave.

 

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Photo from Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Cass Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Deb Minniear Rush

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her brother Corrington Loyal Alford in this compilation.

            Her husband was Adelbert Bernard Crampton (1843–1933).

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s Corrington Loyal Alford Collection, Section Nine.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Louisa Emeline 1844 PA1, Loyal Adolphus 1814 VT2, Oliver 1767 CT3, Benedict 1716 CT4, Benedict 1688 CT5, Jeremiah 1655 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7.

 

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LUCY GUTHRIDGE ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Monday, 29 December 1919

 

            Mrs. Elinor Waldron, county superintendent of the department of temperance and missions, is mourning the loss of her sister, Mrs. Lucy Alford, whose death occurred this week. Mrs. Alford had been a resident of Indianapolis for forty years, and made her home with Mrs. Waldron, 1848 Washington boulevard. Previous to that time she was a resident of Lebanon, Ind.

            The funeral was held at the residence and was conducted by the Rev. Don Nichols of the Hall Place Methodist Episcopal Church where Mrs. Alford worshiped. She was 80 years of age.

 

AAFA NOTES: From IN Marriages: Lucy Guthridge married Ambrose A. Alford on 15 Nov 1877 in Boone Co., IN. She was his second wife. His first wife was Josephine Bonaparte Spann Alford, who died in 1875 and whose obituary is in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: Ambrose Asbury 1836 IN1, John 1786 PA2.

 

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LULU ALFORD TULLY

 

THE NEWS-SENTINEL

Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN—Friday, 3 June 1921

 

WARSAW, Ind., June 3—Mrs. Dell Tully, aged 21 years, died Thursday morning [June 2] at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O.P. Alford, after a long illness. Her death was due to a complication of diseases. Her parents and several brothers and sisters survive.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her mother, Martha J. Woods Alford, in this compilation.

            On the 1900 census in Wayne, Kosciusko Co., IN, Lulu Alford, age 1 month (born Apr 1900), is the only child of Oliver P. Alford (born Feb 1861) and Martha J. Alford (born Oct 1863).

            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: Lulu 1900 IN1, Oliver P. 1861 IN2, George Washington 1830 VA3, Robert 1805 VA4, Henry 1778 VA5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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LURA E. BALLARD ALFORD

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Friday, 10 April 1942

 

            Mrs. Percy Alford, aged 52, of 1407 Lincoln Way West, died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in her home after four months of illness. She was born in Momence, Ill, Oct. 29, 1889, and came here 45 years ago. She was married in 1914 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Mr. Alford, who survives. He is a fire department captain at central station.

            She leaves three brothers, Albert Ballard, of South Bend; Edmond Ballard, of Twin Branch, this county, and Howard Ballard, of San Francisco.

            She was a member of South Bend chapter No. 2, Order of the Easter Star.

            Friends may call in the Willis-Joyce funeral home where the funeral will take place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Rev. E. Knight Worth, pastor of the Grace Evangelical church, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph Valley Memorial park.

 

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Photo from Saint Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Grainger, St. Joseph Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, C & Y Zinn-Haines

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Percy Alford, in this compilation.

 

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MABLE LEAN AUSTIN REEVES ALFORD

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Thursday, 18 November 2010

 

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SOUTH BEND—Mable L. Alford, 89, passed away Thursday, November 11, 2010.

            Surviving are three daughters, Marsha Reeves Jews of Baltimore, MD, Zandra Michelle Austin of Milwaukee, WI, Toni T. Ferguson of South Bend; a son, Jeffrey C. Reeves (Myra) of Atlanta, GA; stepson, Bishop Donald L. Alford Sr. (Mary) of South Bend, IN; a sister, Mary Pat Austin of South Bend; six brothers, Evert Austin Sr. (Alice) of Columbus, GA, William Austin of South Bend, Lavell Austin (Heidi) of East Cleveland, OH, Orvester Austin (Mary) of Avon, IN, Roy Austin (Lavon) of Hemet, CA; 10 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

            Visitation will be at 11 a.m., funeral services at noon on Friday at Pentecostal Cathedral Church of God in Christ. Arrangements have been entrusted to Alford’s Mortuary where messages of condolence may be e-mailed to alfordsmortuary@comcast.net, c/o the Alford family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mabel Lean Alford (SS# issued in IL) was born 4 Sept 1921 but that she died 10 Nov 2010, last residence South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN.

 

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MAE “BELLE” DECKARD ALFORD

 

NEWS AND TRIBUNE

Jeffersonville, Clark Co., IN—9 December 2010

 

            Funeral services for Mae “Belle” Deckard Alford, 77, of Floyds Knobs [Floyd Co., IN], will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Newcomer Funeral Home-Southern Indiana Chapel, New Albany, with burial at 1:30 p.m. (CST) in Green River Union Cemetery, Richardsville [Warren Co.], Ky. She died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany [Floyd Co., IN].

            Belle was a member of the Central Church of Christ in Louisville. She was a devoted homemaker and enjoyed participating in the homemakers club, crafts, and gardening. Above all else, Belle loved the Lord and her family.

            She was born Jan. 16, 1933, in Barren County, Ky., to the late Fred and Lillie “Mae” Webb Deckard.

            Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Frank Alford; daughters, Pam Willis and her husband, Leon of Midland, Mich., Debbie Beckham and her husband, Larry, of Floyds Knobs, and Sharon Thompson and her husband, Rondal Jr., of Floyds Knobs; son, David Alford and his wife, Judi, of Fredericksburg, Va.; sisters, Ruby Wilson, of Bowling Green, Ky., and Jean Stephens and her husband, Gus, of Round Hill, Ky.; grandchildren, Trevis Willis and his wife, Nicole, Rachel Grubb and her husband, Curt, Margaret Lamp and her husband, Lonnie, Michelle Espinoza and her husband, Pedro, Jennifer Huggins and her husband, Eric, Linda Thompson, and Stephen Thompson; great-grandchildren, Parker Willis, Lillie Willis, Caden Grubb, Keira Grubb, Ethan Lamp, and Eli Lamp; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

            She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Linda Faye Alford; brothers, James “Monk” Deckard, and Joe Deckard; sisters, Mary Wood, and Marie Young.

Visitation will be at the funeral home from 1 to 8 p.m. Friday, and from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday.

            The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of memorial contributions to the American Heart Association.

            To leave a special message for the family, please visit newcomerindiana.com.

FAG photo requested 5/28/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mae Belle Alford (SS# issued in KY), last residence Floyds Knobs, Floyd Co., IN.

 

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MARCIA M. KIZAR ALFORD

 

ELKHART TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—Monday, 9 June 1980

 

MISHAWAKA [St. Joseph Co.]—Mrs. Marsha M. Alford, 87, of 10579 Star Road, Osceola, died at 7:50 a.m. Sunday [June 8] at Fountainview Place, Mishawaka, after an illness of three weeks.

            She was born in Mishawaka Feb. 11, 1893, and had lived her life in the area. As Marsha Kizer she married, Albert L. Alford in Mishawaka Nov. 11, 1920. He died Sept. 7, 1964.

            Surviving are her two sons, Leonard, Osceola, and Raymond, Tucson, Ariz.; a daughter, Mrs. Victor (Clara Mae) Amen, Grand Lake, Colo.; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

            Friends may call from 7 to 9 tonight and from 2 to 4 p.m., and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Bubb Chapel, Mishawka. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Willow Creek United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Kenneth Greenwood officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

            She was a member of the Willow Creek UM Church to which memorials may be made.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ June 1980) dates of Mary Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Osceola, St Joseph Co., IN.

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

            Her name is Marcia on her gravestone and in her husband’s obituary, Mary in SSDI records, and Martha in her obituary.

 

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MARGARET ANN CLIFFORD ALFORD

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Tuesday, 2 December 2008

 

Sept. 1, 1925 - Dec. 1, 2008

 

MISHAWAKA—Margaret Ann Alford, 83, passed away Mon, Dec 1, in Golden Living Center. She was preceded in death by her husband, Billie Alford on Sept. 28, 2008.

            Surviving are her son Michael Alford of Mishawaka; two grandchildren, Ian Alford of South Bend and Jennie Alford of Columbus, OH; and a brother, Thomas Clifford of South Bend.

            As per Margaret’s wishes there will be no visitation or services. Hahn Funeral Home, Mishawaka is handling the arrangements. Condolence or to share memories with the family, please visit our website at www.hahnfuneralhomes.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margaret Ann Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 1 Sept 1925, last residence Mishawaka, St. Joseph Co., IN.

            See the obituary of her husband, Billy Thomas Alford, in this compilation.

 

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MARGARET RITA MCCARTHY ALFORD

 

HAMILTON JOURNAL-NEWS

Hamilton, Butler Co., OH—Monday, 22 January 2007

 

            Alford, Margaret—Age 80, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away January 18, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Alford. Survivors include her children Donna Autry, Scot Alford, Barbara Alford; sister-in-law, Hugh Autry; granddaughter Cassandra Autry; brother Jim McCarthy of West Chester; and sister Helen Sullivan of Placida, Florida.

            Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Monday, January 22 at Flanner and Buchanan at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Indianapolis, Indiana. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 23 at the Rose Hill Burial Park, Hamilton [Butler Co.], Ohio. Arrangements by Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers, Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

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Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—_____ January 2007

 

            Margaret Alford 80, Indianapolis, died January 18, 2007.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Alford; and son, Kevin Alford.

            Calling: Monday January 22 at Flanner and Buchanan at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Indianapolis, Indiana. Graveside services: Tuesday, January 23 at Rose Hill Cemetery, Hamilton, Ohio.

            Survivors include her children Donna Autry, Scot Alford, and Barbara Alford; son-in-law Hugh Autry; granddaughter, Cassandra Autry; brother, Jim McCarthy of West Chester, Ohio; and sister, Helen Sullivan of Placida, Florida.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margaret R. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 4 Aug 1926, last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            See the obituary of her husband, Donald E. Alford, in this compilation.

            Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers provided her middle name in the obituary heading and listed her birth date as 4 Aug 1927.

 

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MARENA ELENE ALFORD GAMMONS

 

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Black & white version of gravestone photo

 

Shirley Brothers Mortuaries

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—____ April 2011

 

Marena E. Gammons

Born on: June 7, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan

Departed on: April 23, 2011 and resided in Indianapolis, Indiana

Visitation: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Washington Memorial Chapel

Service: Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at the Washington Memorial Chapel

Burial: Washington Park East Cemetery

 

83, went to be with our Lord on April 23, 2011 and reunited with her beloved husband of 61 years, Charles Lee Gammons who preceded her in death in October 2004.

            She was preceded in death by two sisters, Edith Tate, and Barbara Montgomery; three brothers, Garnie, Benjamin, and William Alford; one grandson, James Ryan Martin.

            In her early years, she was employed at Kroger and RCA, then realized her most important roll in life was raising her five children. She was a wonderful mother, compassionate and caring grandmother, and great-grandmother. All that entered her home were made to feel welcome. She was surrounded by good neighbors and friends.

            Marena is survived by her children, Ruby (Don) Larson, Shirley (Peter) Plante, Brenda (Bill) Childers, Roger Lee Gammons, Linda (Max) Onan; 32 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, one sister, Geneva Cole of Brownsville, KY; two sister-in-laws, Dorothy Alford of Indianapolis, and Barbara Alford of Greenwood.

            Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 27, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel, 9606 E. Washington St. Funeral services will be Thursday at 12:00 p.m.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

 

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Photo from Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, TASM

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marena E. Gammons (SS# issued in KY), last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Garnie R. Alford and William E. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her siblings Geneva E. “Genny” Alford Cole and Junior A. “Ben” Alford in Kentucky Obituaries.

            Her middle name is from family trees on the web.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Marena Elene 1927 MI1, Abner Jasper 1905 KY2, Abner Jasper 1865 KY3, William Thomas 1838 KY4, William 1804 VA5, William 1775 VA6.

 

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MARIE WELLS ALFORD

 

THE COURIER-JOURNAL

Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY—Saturday, 16 January 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

            Marie Alford, 70, formerly of Louisville, died Thursday [January 14] at Pine Lake Manor in Chandler, Ind. She was the former Marie Wells, a native of Little Rock, Ark., and a Baptist.

            Survivors: her husband, Henry S. Alford; a son, Hank Alford; a sister, Dotty Brock; and two grandchildren. Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Ratterman’s, 3711 Lexington Road. Burial: Zachary Taylor National Cemetery [Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY]....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elnora M. Alford (SS# issued in AR) was born 3 March 1928, last residence Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY.

 

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MARILYN SUE WALCUTT ALFORD

 

Weicht Funeral Home

Angola, IN—_____ February 2013

 

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            Marilyn Sue Alford, 60, of Angola, Indiana passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family.

            She was born August 13, 1952 in Angola, Indiana to James and Mary (Book) Walcutt. She married Marvin Glenn Alford on June 27, 1970. Sue worked on the Steuben County EMS for 18 years. She also worked for State Farm Insurance, Farm Bureau Insurance and was on the Salem Center Fire Department. She was a member of SonLight Community Church, Angola, IN; West Otter Lake Lake Association and on the Jackson Township Board of Trustee’s.

            She is survived by her husband Marvin Glenn Alford of Angola, IN; her son and daughter-in-law Michael Glenn and Tracie Alford of Hudson, IN; her daughter and son-in-law Michelle Sue and Mark Rheinheimer of Orland, IN; three brothers and sisters-in-law Jim and Carol Walcutt of Churubusco, IN; Jerry and Helene Walcutt of Angola, IN; Jack and Wanda Walcutt of Huntertown, IN; two sisters and a brother-in-law Judy and Raymond Oliver of Fort Wayne, IN; Melanie Pardue of Ashley, IN; three grandchildren Emily Rheinheimer, Sarah Rheinheimer and Katie Rheinheimer.

            She was preceded in death by her parents.

            Services will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 23, 2013 at SonLight Community Church, Angola, IN with Pastor Jason Rains officiating. Visitation will be from 4-8 PM, Friday, February 22, 2013 at SonLight Community Church, Angola, IN. Marilyn’s favorite saying was “Love God, Love People”.

            Memorials may be made to the family c/o Marvin Glenn Alford or to the Steuben County Cancer Association.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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MARJORIE RUTH KANTZ ALFORD

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Friday, 28 July 1995

 

Oct. 16, 1917-July 26, 1995

 

NAPPANEE—Marjorie R. Alford, 77, of LuAnn Nursing Home, died there Wednesday afternoon [July 26].

            Mrs. Alford had been employed by CTS Corp., Elkhart. She was born Oct. 16, 1917, in Culver.

            Surviving are a daughter, Bonnie Bixler of Elkhart; three sons, David of Marion, Ind., John of Edwardsburg and Randy of Dahlonega, Ga.; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a stepbrother, Donald Kantz of Elkhart.

            Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Carleton Cemetery. There will be no visitation.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association. Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home, Elkhart, is in charge of arrangements.

FAG photo requested 12/9/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marjorie R. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 16 Oct 1916, last residence Nappanee, Elkhart Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Robert N. Alford; and son David L. Alford in this compilation.

 

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MARTHA J. WOODS ALFORD

 

THE NEWS-SENTINEL

Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN—Tuesday, 21 November 1922

 

WARSAW [Kosciusko Co.], Ind., Nov. 21—Death came Sunday night [November 19] to Mrs. Oliver Alford, of South Buffalo street. She had been ill for several months and her death was due to a complication of diseases. Mrs. Alford was 55 years of age and is survived by her husband, one son and one daughter.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her daughter Lulu Alford Tully; and her grandchildren Elva Alford Curry and Charles Leroyce Alford in this compilation.

            From IN Marriages: Oliver P. Alford married Martha J. Woods on 7 June 1888 in Kosciusko Co., IN.

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

            Her husband’s lineage: Oliver P. 1861 IN1, George Washington 1830 VA2, Robert 1805 VA3, Henry 1778 VA4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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MARY ALFORD SUMMERS

 

Source unknown

Daviess Co., IN—Friday, 20 November 1998

From Miscellaneous Daviess County, Indiana Obituaries – 1998

 

            Mary Summers, 92, formerly of Sunset Towers, died at the Daviess County Hospital Thursday [November 19] at 11:20 a.m.

            The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Gill Chapel with Pastor James Payton officiating. Interment will be at the Oak Grove Cemetery.

            Friends may call from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday and after 9 a.m. Monday.

            She was born on April 24, 1906 in Martin County to George and Grovie (Wainman) Alford. She married William Summers on May 11, 1935 and he preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 1953.

            Summers was a retired tailor with Donaldson’s Toggery, 1955-70, self-employed from 1970 until retirement and also, formerly employed at Reliance Mfg. Co. She was a Central Christian Church charter member and was educated in Martin and Daviess County schools. She was also a 50 year member of Royal Neighbors; 50 year member of Women of the Moose, Eagles Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, Friendly Club and Jolly Times Club, past president of the American Legion Auxiliary, Senior Citizens in 1972 and RSVP in 1977.

            Surviving are two sons, William Summers, Washington and Dr. Phillip Summers, Vincennes; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four sisters, Fleta Osha, Roxie Osman and Esther McCamment, all of Washington and Essie Lundergan, Louisville, Ky.

            She was also preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary Summers (SS# issued in IN), last residence Washington, Daviess Co., IN.

            We included the obituary of her sister Elsie Marie Alford Weir in Kentucky Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Mary 1906 IN1, George 1874 IN2, George Hoge 1842 VA3, Charles 1801 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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MARY ANN ALFORD

 

NEW ALBANY LEDGER-STANDARD

New Albany, Floyd Co., IN—Tuesday, 12 April 1881

 

            At 4 o’clock this morning Mrs. Mary Ann Alford, wife of Mr. Jacob Alford, died at the family residence on East Main, between Pearl and Bank Streets. Mrs. Alford had been ill for three weeks of pneumonia, but her death came suddenly and unexpected to her family. She was prepared for the change, however, and passed away peacefully.

            Mrs. Alford came to this city with her husband, from Philadelphia, in 1839, and for over forty years resided on West Market street, between Seventh and Eighth. She had been ill during the entire time the family occupied the present residence. She was one among the first members of the Second Presbyterian church. For several years, on account of its nearness to her residence, she held a membership by transfer at Wesley Chapel, but several years ago returned to the second church. She was a most excellent Christian woman, and illustrated her profession in her daily life. She leaves a husband and one daughter—the wife of Dr. Needham—whose loss is irreparable....

 

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MARY BERRY ALFORD

 

EVENING REPUBLIC

Columbus, Bartholomew Co., IN—12 January 1933

 

            Mrs. Mary Alford, 88, widow of Richard F. Alford, died yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mattie Doss, 1537 Pearl street, following an illness of several weeks duration.

            Funeral services will be held at the home Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock conducted by the Rev. Geo. T. King. Burial will be made in Garland Brook cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was born and reared at Lexington, Ky., and lived there until, 1901, when she and her daughters came to this city. Her husband passed away several years before she moved here. Mrs. Alford was a member of the Baptist church and attended regularly as long as her health permitted. She was a good woman and was especially devoted to her family.

            Surviving besides Mrs. Doss, is another daughter, Miss Sue Alford, at home; one grandson, S.J. Doss, Indianapolis newspaperman, and two brothers, William and John Berry, of Lexington, Ky.

FAG photo requested 12/10/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of her husband, Richard F. Alford, in Tennessee Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of James Alford & Lucy Bailey.

            Her husband’s lineage: Richard F. 1832 KY1, Nathaniel 1785 KY2, Charles 1752 VA3, James 1715 VA4.

 

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MARY CORDIE SNODGRASS ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Bowling Green, Warren Co., KY—Tuesday, 10 April 1984

 

            Mrs. Cordie Alford, 86, of Indianapolis died Sunday [April 8] at Wishard Hospital there after a lengthy illness.

            She was a housewife and a member of Rays Branch Methodist Church.

            Funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at J.C. Kirby and Son Funeral Home with burial in Smith-Waddle Cemetery in Warren County. Visitation is in progress.

            Survivors include her husband, James Alford; one daughter, Mrs. Luther Ellis of Bowling Green; two stepdaughters, Mrs. Barbara Taylor of Indianapolis and Ms. Patty Alford of Elizabethtown; five sons, Amos Alford and Bobby Sears, both of Indianapolis, Henry Alford and Wendell Sears, both of Nashville, Ind., and Joe Sears of Edinburg, Ind.; one stepson, Cecil Sears of Indiana; 14 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, and several step-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cordie Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 19 Jan 1898, last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her husband, James Henderson Alford; and son Amos Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter Maud Ernestine Alford Ellis in Kentucky Obituaries.

 

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MARY ELLA ALFORD

 

POST-TRIBUNE

Gary, Lake Co., IN—28 May 2012

 

            Alford, Mary Ella 82, of Angola, Indiana, died May 26, 2012 at Cameron Memorial Community Hospital, Angola. Born September 8, 1929 in Melbourne, Arkansas to Andrew and Golden Pearl (Anderson) Foster. She was married to Gerald Alford on April 26, 1947. She worked for the Portage School System for 28 years, retiring in 1988.

            She is survived by 2 sons; daughter-in-law, Glenn and Sue Alford of Angola, IN, Ronald and Bobbi Alford of Auburn, IN; 1 daughter; son-in-law, Debra and Kerry Hoyer of Pleasant Lake, IN; 6 grandchildren; and 7 great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Gerald Alford (4/27/97); 5 brothers and 5 sisters.

            Funeral services will be held 11 AM Thursday May 31, 2012 at Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, Pastor Mike Cain officiating. Burial Mount Zion Cemetery, Steuben County, Indiana. Visitation 4-7 PM Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at the Weicht Funeral Home, Angola. Memorials may be made to Lake Missionary Church, What If Fund. You may sign the guestbook at www.weichtfh.com. Arrangements handled by The Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, Indiana.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Gerald R. Alford, in this compilation.

 

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MARY ELLEN ALFORD

 

DAILY LEDGER

New Albany, Floyd Co., IN—Thursday, 22 March 1860

 

A TRIBUTE TO THE MEMORY OF AN AMIABLE YOUNG LADY, BY HER FRIEND AND PASTOR, REV. S.B. SUTTON

 

            Miss Mary E. Alford, daughter of Jacob and Mary A. Alford, died in this city, (New Albany)( of scarlet fever, Dec. 10th, 1859, in the sixteenth year of her age.

            Mary was amiable in her disposition, and beloved by all who knew her. She was a member of Wesley Chapel congregation and Sabbath School, and when circumstances would permit a regular attendant….

            She was absent from home attending school when taken sick, and reached home a few hours before her death.

 

AAFA NOTES: On the 1850 census in New Albany, Floyd Co., IN, Mary Ellen Alford, age 7 b. IN, is listed with her parents, Jacob Alford, ships carpenter age 33 b. England, and Mary Ann Alford 34 PA, and 3 younger siblings.

 

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MARY ELLEN GRIMES ALFORD

 

THE COURIER-JOURNAL

Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY—Friday, 23 October 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

MITCHELL [IN]—Mary Ellen Alford, 101, Mitchell Manor Nursing Home, died there Wednesday [October 21]. She was the former Mary Ellen Grimes, a native of Kentucky and a member of First Christian Church.

            Survivors: a son, Ray E. Alford; a sister, Irene Kinser of Bowling Green, Ky.; a brother, Bluford B. Grimes of Louisville; two grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

            Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday, Haverly Mortuary. Burial: Mitchell Cemetery....

 

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Photo from Mitchell City Cemetery, Mitchell, Lawrence Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, RabbitTrack

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her son Ray Elmer Alford in this compilation.

            Her husband was Homer Alford, born 8 Apr 1893, the youngest child of Pleasant Calvin Alford and Melissa Jane Goff.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Homer 1893 KY1, Pleasant Calvin 1849 KY2, James Pleasant 1825 KY3, William 1804 VA4, William 1775 VA5.

 

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MARY FRANCES PEEK HILBERT ALFORD

 

Source unknown, but probably:

MARTIN COUNTY TRIBUNE

Loogootee, Martin Co., IN—8 October 1938

 

LOOGOOTEE [Martin Co.], Ind., Oct. 8, 1938—Mrs. Mary Frances Alford, 84, died at her home at 509 South Second Street here at 4:55 o’clock Friday afternoon. She had been ill for the last seven months following a fall in which she fractured a hip.

            Born near Hindostan [Orange Co.] March 29, 1854, Mrs. Alford was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Peek. Her mother’s maiden name was Veal. Mrs. Alford was married twice, her first husband, Emanuel Pierce Hilbert, preceding her in death 40 years ago and her second husband, George H. Alford, dying 25 years ago.

            Living children are William Hilbert, at home, Charles Hilbert, Loogootee, Otis Alford, Detroit, Mich. Five children to the first marriage are dead and two children by the second marriage also are deceased. She leaves two step children, George and John Alford both of Washington.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by a brother, Levi Peek, Colo, a half sister, Nora Retterhenry, Bloomington, Ill., two half-brothers James Peek, Bloomington, Ill., Robert Peek, Mitchell, Ind.; two step-brothers, George Martin, Shoals, and John Martin, of Indianapolis; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

            Mrs. Alford came to Loogootee 19 years ago. She was a member of the Christian church…. [last line illegible]

 

Photo from Truelove Cemetery, Loogootee, Martin Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Julia Young

 

AAFA NOTES: *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: George Hoge 1842 VA1, Charles 1801 VA2, John 1768 VA3, Thomas 1736 VA4, John 1696 ??5.

 

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MARY GLENN ALLFORD GINDER

 

Photo from Beth Allford-Daffron (posted to the Allford, Burk, Basey, etc. family tree at Ancestry.com)—used with permission

 

COMMUNITY SHOPPER

Fortville, Hancock Co., IN—_____ September 2003

 

            Mary G. Ginder, 87, of Fortville died Sept. 13, 2003, at St. John’s Health System in Anderson.

            Born Jan. 7, 1916, in Wilkinson, she was the daughter of Raymond and Leora (Fuqua) Alford.

            She retired from Delco-Remy in Anderson in 1980. She was a member of Fortville Christian Church and was a graduate of Wilkinson High School.

            Survivors include her niece Sherry Collins of Fortville; nephew Wayne Allford of Greenfield; five great nieces and nephews; and 13 great-great nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Chloe Ginder, in 1971 and brother Carl Allford in 1991.

            Services were held at Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home in Fortville with the Rev. Jon Vance officiating. Burial followed at Gravel Lawn Cemetery in Fortville….

 

Photo from Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jennefer Burk

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary A. Ginder (SS# issued in IN), last residence Fortville, Hancock Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her father, John Raymond Allford; and brother Carl Shelton Allford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her ALLFORD lineage: Mary Glenn 1916 IN1, John Raymond 1892 IN2, John L. 1862 IN3, Samuel 1837 IN4, John Lambert 1802 VA5, John 1773 VA6, John [ALFORD] 1732 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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MARY JANE MILLER ALFORD

 

ELKHART TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—Saturday, 12 June 1920

 

            Mrs. Mary Jane Alford of Goshen, aged 80, died at 6 o’clock this morning at the home of her son, Frank Alford of Goshen. Death was caused by the fracture of her hip, received in a fall several weeks ago. In addition to the son mentioned, Mrs. Alford is survived by two grandsons and two brothers.

 

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DAILY DEMOCRAT

Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN— Saturday, 12 June 1920

 

MARY JANE ALFORD, 80, PIONEER RESIDENT, DIES AT SON’S HOME

 

            Mary Jane Miller-Alford, 80, widow of James M. Alford and pioneer resident of Elkhart county, she having been born southwest of Waterford, died at 6 o’clock this morning at the home of her son, Frank E. Alford, 314 E. Purl street, after illness of six weeks, which resulted from a fall in which she suffered a broken hip, complications developing.

            Mrs. Alford was the oldest member of her family. A daughter of Samuel B. and Rosanna Miller, she was reared at the Miller farm and when 17 years of age—63 years ago—married Mr. Alford. He died in Goshen four years ago last September.

            Surviving the deceased are one son, Frank E. Alford; and two grandsons, Donald Alford of Goshen and Karl K. McGarvey of Kokomo; and two brothers, Albert J. Miller of west of Goshen and James E. Miller of Cincinnati.

            Funeral services will be held at the Alford home Monday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Rev. Thomas C. House, pastor of the First Christian church, officiating. For more than 50 years Mrs. Alford was a member of the Christian church. Burial will be made in Oak Ridge cemetery.

 

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Photo from Oakridge Cemetery, Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Ashton

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, James Melling Alford; and children Ada Lillian Alford, Frank Ellsworth Alford, and Minnie O. Alford McGarvey in this compilation.

 

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MARY LUCILLE ALFORD

 

CINCINNATI POST

Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH—Saturday, 14 October 2000

 

            Mary Lucille Alford, 76, of Madison, Ind., died Thursday [October 12]. She was a retired nurse’s aide.

            Services: 2 p.m. EST Sunday at Markland Funeral Home, 327 North High St., Rising Sun, Ind. Visitation: 6 to 9 p.m. EST today at the funeral home. Memorials: Jennings County Hospice, Olive Branch Baptist Church, or Bear Branch Fire Department.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary L. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 5 Aug 1924, last residence Dillsboro, Dearborn Co., IN.

 

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MARYELLEN ALLFORD HARVEY

 

HERALD BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Wednesday, 23 January 2002

 

PENDLETON [Madison Co.]—MaryEllen Allford Harvey, 71, Pendleton, died January 21, 2002, at home after a four-year battle with cancer.

            She was born on December 3, 1930, near Pendleton and lived in this area all of her life, graduating from Pendleton Heights High School in 1949. She retired in 1993 after 42 years of employment at the former Delco Remy where she was a member of the United Auto Workers Local 662. She was also a member of the Pendleton Christian Church.

            Survivors include her husband of 51 years, Marvin “Barney” Harvey, three children, Jeff (Mary) Harvey of Whitestown, and Marcia (Jeff) Farr and Jon (Mary Jo) Harvey all of Pendleton, and five grandchildren.

            Her father, Loriel Allford, mother, Reba Allford Rinker, stepfather, Edward Rinker, and a stepsister, Arlene Rinker Fenwick, preceded her in death.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Maryellen A. Harvey (SS# issued in IN), last residence Pendleton, Madison Co., IN.

 

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MATILDA ALFORD WILDERMUTH

 

LOGANSPORT PRESS

Logansport, Cass Co., IN—1 July 1927

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Matilda Wildermuth, 44, wife of Thomas Wildermuth, who died at 5:30 a.m. Thursday at her home, 100 Burlington Ave., will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pilgrim Holiness Church. Rev. Kerlin will be in charge, assisted by Rev. E. P. Schrock.

            Interment will be in Mt. Hope cemetery.

            She is survived by a husband, mother, Mrs. Ellen Alford, and a sister, Mrs. William Bicker, Huntingdon.

 

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Photo from Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Cass Co., IN - Cass County, Indiana, GenWeb Project

Permission granted by the photographer, Debby Beheler

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Corrington Loyal Alford and Ellen Ann Harrison Alford; and sisters Cora Etta Alford Thomas Sands Bicker and Leona J. Alford Weaver in this compilation.

            See Corrington L. and Loyal A. Alford, biographies of Matilda’s father and grandfather, in AAFA’s Biographies and Autobiographies of “Alfords”.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s Corrington Loyal Alford Collection, Section Nine.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Matilda 1882 IN1, Corrington Loyal 1836 OH2, Loyal Adolphus 1814 VT3, Oliver 1767 CT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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MATILDA JONES ALFORD

Great-Great-Grandmother of Wanda Wilkerson Rogers, AAFA #0285

 

DAILY LEDGER

New Albany, Floyd Co., IN—Tuesday, 15 July 1856

 

            A Mrs. Alford, of Hancock county, while milking on Tuesday last [July 8], was knocked over by a second cow and before she could get out of the way was trampled to death.

 

AAFA NOTES: Her very worn gravestone in Alford Cemetery, Hancock Co., IN, says she was age 40 years, 3 months, 5 days, wife of L.E. Alford.

            Matilda Jones married Logan E. Alford in Hancock Co., IN, on 26 Jan 1837.

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

            Her husband’s lineage: Logan E. 1808 VA1, Henry 1778 VA2, John 1735 Ireland3.

 

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MELVIN Z. ALFORD

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Monday, 9 September 1918

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

            Melvin Z. Alford, aged 77 years, of 817 North Eight Street, died at 8 p.m. Sunday at St. Joseph hospital following an operation. He was born in Ohio, Aug. 19, 1841 and has lived in River Park six months, coming here from Goshen, Ind.

            He was married to Miss Naomi Smith, of this city, 1_ [number obliterated—even the “1” may be a misreading] years ago. He was a civil war veteran, belonging to the 49th company first Ohio regiment, was a member of the Masonic lodge. His wife is the only surviving member of the family.

            Funeral arrangements have not been made.

 

In another article the following day:

 

            Funeral services for Melvin Alford... will be held from the residence.... Rev. C.A. Lippincott, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial in Riverview cemetery.

 

Photo from Riverview Cemetery, South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sue Hatfield

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his third wife, Naomi Barnham Smith Alford, in this compilation.

            Melvin was the son of Hiram Alford and Susannah Adams.

            From Indiana, Marriages, 1811–1959 (FamilySearch.org): Melvin Alford married Lorena Beaty on 23 Apr 1865, no county listed.

            In 1880 they are in Benton, Elkhart Co., IN, with a son Leland, age 3 born IN.

            In about 1887, Melvin and Lorena divorced [see newspaper articles below]. Based on the 1900 census, Melvin married (2) Mary _____ in about 1891.

            In 1900 Melvin, age 68 [sic: should be 58] b. Aug 1841 OH, is in Baugo, Elkhart Co., IN, with his wife Mary, age 31 b. Nov 1868 in OH, 1 child, 1 living; and son Alvin age 8 b. Feb 1892 in IN. Melvin and Mary were married 11 years.

            From Elkhart Weekly Review, Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN, 17 September 1904: “Mary Alford, through Harman & Zigler, has asked for divorce from Melvin for abandonment.”

            Melvin and Lorena/Loraine remarried on 31 Oct 1904 in LaGrange Co. as Melvin Alford and Loraine B. Alford. This marriage record says Melvin, a resident of Elkhart, IN, was born in OH, the son of Hiram Alford and Susanna Adams. Loraine, born in Clay Township, LaGrange Co., was the daughter of Samuel Beaty and Eliza Ann Mosier. This was a second marriage for both.

            From Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN, 26 September 1905:

 

Alleging that his wife humiliated him by displaying a “plain sewing” sign in a window, Melvin Alford, an Elkhart contractor, asks the court to grant him a divorce from Loraine Alford, to whom he was married on October 31, 1904, and from whom he separated on September 19, last. The general charge is cruel and inhuman treatment, and some of the specific allegations are that she refuses to speak to him, to cook for him, to eat at the same table with him, to accompany him in visits to relatives or to mend his clothes; and that the defendant has a violent temper. There are no children. [Their son Leland from their first marriage is still living.] This is his second wife, the first having secured a divorce.

 

            From Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN, 3 April 1906:

 

Loraine B. Alford asks for a divorce from Melvin Alford. They were married October 31, 1904, and separated May 21, 1905. He owns a 20 acre tract of land in Baugo township, a $1200 lot in Elkhart and $1,000 in money. She asks $1,000 alimony. Perry L. Turner is her attorney.

 

            From Elkhart Truth, Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN, 26 June 1906:

 

Rena Alford of Elkhart was today granted a divorce from Melvin Alford, on cross-complaint alleging physical inability to perform duties which his complaint alleged had been unfulfilled. She was given $1,000 alimony, and the defendant did not seem indisposed to comply with this requirement. The Alfords were married once before and were divorced after living together eighteen years. Then after re-marriage troubles recurred, followed by a second divorce. A year or so ago Alford brought suit, alleging then that his wife humiliated him by displaying a sign that “sewing was wanted.”

 

            From IN Marriages: Melvin Alford married Naomi B. Smith _____ Nov 1906 in St. Joseph Co., IN.

            In 1910 Melvin Alford, age 69 b. OH is in Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN, with his wife Naomi, age 53 b. MI. They were married 3 years and Naomi had 0 children. She was apparently his third wife.

            Lorena/Loraine was enumerated in LaGrange Co., IN, in 1920 as Loranie Alford, age 73 widow. She was buried in Osborn Cemetery, LaGrange, LaGrange Co., IN as Larina Alfred 1848-1926. They had children: Leland Beaty Alford and Margaret Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Melvin Z. 1841 OH1, Hiram 1800 VT2, Oliver 1767 VT3, Benedict 1716 CT4, Benedict 1688 CT5, Jeremiah 1655 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1598 England8.

 

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MICHKEL J. “OPIE” HALFORD

Brother of Connette Joycene Halford Blalock, AAFA #0381

 

THE TIMES

Munster, Lake Co., IN—Wednesday, 20 December 2000

 

            Michkel J. “Opie” Halford, 42, of Portage [Portage Co.], IN, passed away on Friday, December 15, 2000. A life long area resident, he was born March 24, 1958 in Gary, IN, to Russell and Rosemary Halford. He was a custodial supervisor with the Portage Township School System. He also worked for Lawn Mist Company. He was a loving husband, father, son and brother.

            He is survived by his caring wife, Bonnie; daughter, Amy, at home; two stepsons, Steve Rempis of Rensselaer and Kevin Rempis of Merrillville; his parents, Russell Halford of Lake Station and Rosemary Halford of Portage; six brothers and sisters: Connette (Ferman) Blalock of CA, Donald Halford of Portage, Debra L. (Billie) Brock of Lake Station, Marsha Miller of Knox, David (Pattie) Halford of Plymouth and Sharyl Linsner of IL; four grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 20, 2000 at the Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel, 5341 Central Avenue, Portage, IN. Burial will be in Calumet Park Cemetery, Merrilliville. Visitation is Tuesday from 2 to 9 p.m. at the Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel, 219-762-3013.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Michkel Halford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Angola, Steuben Co., IN.

            See the obituary of his father, Russell W. Halford, in this compilation.

            His HALFORD lineage: Michkel J. 1958 IN1, Russell W. 1921 NC2, Posey W. 1883 NC3, David J. 1855 NC4, Francis A. 1821 NC5, David C. 1792 ?? 6, John 1765 VA7.

 

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MILDRED C. HOLT ALFORD

 

STAR AND NEWS

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Wednesday, 18 September 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

            Mildred C. Holt Alford, 75, Beech Grove, died Sept. 16. She was a cook 12 years for Beech Grove Health Care Center, retiring in 1986. Services: 2 p.m. Sept. 19 in Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove.... Burial: Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood.

            She was the widow of Curtis H. Alford. Survivors: Children: Ronald W., F. Robert, Doyle H. and Dale R. Alford, Colleen G. Keller, Sheila M. McCurry; sisters, Hester Webb, Lorraine Mitchem; 17 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mildred C. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 11 June 1921, last residence Beech Grove, Marion Co., IN.

 

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MILDRED N. WHITHAM ALFORD

 

ENQUIRER-POST

Cincinnati, OH—9 January 1998

 

VEVAY [Switzerland Co.], IN—Mildred N. Whitham Alford, 91, of Vevay, died on Wednesday. Services were held on Saturday at Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in New Liberty Cemetery.

            Ms. Alford was a homemaker and a former employee of the U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay.

 

In another article:

 

CINCINNATI POST

Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH—Friday, 9 January 1998

 

            Mildred N. (Whitham) Alford, 91, of Vevay, Ind., died Wednesday. Ms. Alford was a homemaker and a former employee of the U.S. Shoe Corporation in Vevay.

            Services: 2 p.m. Saturday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, Vevay. Visitation: 5-8 p.m. today and 8 a.m. Saturday until time of service at the funeral home. Memorials: New Liberty Cemetery, INC or Allensville United Methodist Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mildred N. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 24 Feb 1906, last residence Vevay, Switzerland Co., IN.

 

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MINNIE O. ALFORD MCGARVEY

 

DAILY REVIEW

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—Friday, 27 November 1914

 

            Mrs. Minnie McGarvey, wife of Dr. William McGarvey, former residents of Goshen, is dead at her home in Vawter part, Lake Wawasee [Kosciusko Co., IN].

 

In another article:

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN— 27 November 1914

 

            Mrs. William McGarvey, aged 49 years of Goshen, Ind., died Wednesday evening at 8 o’clock at Lake Wawasee, Ind. Mrs. McGarvey became ill with typhoid fever at a Wawasee hotel. She was well known in South Bend because of frequent visits here. Mrs. McGarvey’s maiden name was Minnie Alford.

            Funeral services will be held at Goshen to-morrow afternoon at 2 o’clock

 

Photo from Oakridge Cemetery, Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Theresa Duke Rauls

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, James Melling Alford and Mary Jane Miller Alford; and siblings Ada Lillian Alford and Frank Ellsworth Alford in this compilation.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s Corrington Loyal Alford Collection, Fifth Section.

            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: Minnie O. 1866 IN1, James Melling1835 VA2, Robert 1805 VA3, Henry 1778 VA4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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MYRLE BERNICE CARLSON ALFORD

 

SALEM NEWS

Salem, MA—Wednesday, 23 July 2008

 

 

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.—Myrle Bernice (Carlson) Alford, 94, of West Lafayette, Ind., died on Friday, July 18, 2008 at St. Elizabeth Hospital.

            Born on Sept. 15, 1913 in Lafayette, she was the daughter of the late Theodore F. and Anna S. Berkland Carlson. She graduated from Jefferson High School in 1931, where she excelled in many subjects. She married Harold W. Alford on April 3, 1937 in Lafayette and soon after moved to Danvers [MA], where Harold worked as a research engineer at Sylvania Electric Products, Inc.

            Harold preceded her in death on May 15, 1965. Myrle moved back to West Lafayette after his death and went to work at the Purdue Office of the Dean of Students, first as an administrative assistant and eventually as Executive Assistant to the Dean.

She enjoyed sewing and volunteering at the YWCA.

            Surviving are granddaughters, Hallie Kirsten Siegel Donovan (husband, Matthew) of Zurich, Switzerland and Kathryn Rose Siegel of Toronto; and a great-grandson, Eames Isaac Donovan of Zurich.

            Preceded in death by her daughter, Jane Anna Alford Siegel (husband, William) on March 25, 1999 and her brother, Albert “Bud” Carlson on April 12, 2008.

            Arrangements: Visitation from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 2008 at Hippensteel Funeral Home, 822 N. 9th St., Lafayette. Service at the funeral home 10 a.m. Friday. Celebrant Carla Ellis officiating. Interment at Rest Haven Memorial Park, Lafayette. Memorial contributions may be given to the YWCA and/or Purdue Foundation for Women’s Basketball. Hippensteel Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and condolences online at www.hippensteelfuneralhome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Myrle Bernice Alford (SS# issued in MA), last residence West Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN.

 

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NANCY E. FLORA ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Friday, 12 October 2007

 

            Nancy E. Alford 76, of Indianapolis, passed away October 11, 2007. She was born on May 11, 1931 in Bowling Green, Kentucky to Ben and Mary Stevenson Flora. Nancy worked for Western Electric as an assembly operator. She was also a member of Franklin Road Church of Christ.

            Visitation will be Saturday, October 13 and Sunday, October 14 from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel, 9606 E. Washington St. Funeral service will be Monday, October 15 at 12:00 p.m.

            Nancy is survived by her husband, Linal O. Alford; brother, Carl Flora; sisters, Royce Gibson, Betty Wilson, Anna Green, Linda Watt, Jearle Alford; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Willie, Kenneth, Jay, and Earl Flora; and sisters, Ora and Dora Flora.

 

Photo from Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, TASM

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Nancy E. Alford (SS# issued in KY), last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

 

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NAOMI BARNHAM SMITH ALFORD

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Wednesday, 4 May 1927

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

            Mrs. Naomi B. Alford, age 70, of 817 South 25th Street, died Tuesday afternoon at 1:25 o’clock in Epworth hospital following a nine weeks’ illness. She was born March 10, 1857, in Edwardsburg, Mich., but had lived in this vicinity nearly all her life.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by two brothers, John F. Barnham, of South Bend, and George W. Barnham, of Decatur, Ill.

            Funeral services will be held in the L.H. Orvis funeral home Thursday morning at 10 o’clock.... Burial will be in Riverview cemetery.

 

Photo from Riverview Cemetery, South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sue Hatfield

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Melvin Z. Alford, in this compilation.

            From IN Marriages: Melvin Alford married Naomi B. Smith _____ Nov 1906 in St. Joseph Co., IN. Naomi was the third wife of Melvin Alford.

 

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NELLIE CRANE ALFORD

 

DAILY BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Monday, 1 June 1959

 

NELLIE ALFORD DIES IN WEST

 

            Mrs. Nellie Crane Alford, 91, N. Madison Ave., died early Friday in California, where she had been visiting relatives. She was the widow of W.J. Alford, pioneer Anderson industrialist.

            A Native of Hackettstown, N.J., Mrs. Alford came to Anderson with her husband in 1891 from Beaver Falls, Pa. With the late Thomas Wright, Mr. Alford established a shovel factory in North Anderson. The enterprise was later sold to the Ames Shovel and Tool Co.

            Mrs. Alford was a longtime member of the First Presbyterian Church here and an active participant in church affairs.

            Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Forrest Hill Anderson; two sons, William John Alford of New York City and Herbert W. Alford of DeLand, Fla.; eight grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

            Burial will be Wednesday in Hackettstown, N.J….

 

In another article:

 

DAILY BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Tuesday, 2 June 1959

 

            A member of one of Anderson’s prominent pioneer families has been removed in the death of Mrs. Nellie Crane Alford at the age of 91.

            The widow of W.J. Alford, she had come to this city in 1891 from Beaver Falls, Pa., when her husband joined with the late Thomas Wright in building a shovel factory in North Anderson. The plant was later taken over by the Ames Shovel and Tool Co. and about 25 years ago became the home of the Lynch Corp.

            Mrs. Alford was born at Hackettstown, N. J., where funeral services and burial are to take place tomorrow.

            A member of the First Presbyterian Church for many years, Mrs. Alford was active in the congregation’s program for a long period. Through her service in the church and in other activities, she made a fine contribution to community life.

            Mrs. Alford was a fine citizen. Kind gracious and friendly, she radiated a spirit of amiability and sympathy. Charitable and philanthropic, Mrs. Alford was a humanitarian and an altruist.

 

AAFA NOTES: From Ancestry family trees: She was born 4 Dec 1867, the daughter of John Townsend Crane and Mary Elizabeth Little.

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

            Her husband’s lineage: William John 1860 PA1, John 1828 PA2, Thomas 1800 PA3, Michael 1760 Ireland4.

 

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NEWTON ORVIL ALFORD

 

ELKHART TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—21 October 1976

 

            Newton O. Alford, 93, of Cassopolis St., died Wednesday morning in Fountainview Place, where he had been a patient since March 1976.

            He was born Sept. 22, 1883, in Waterford, and was a retired grinder from Foster Machine, retiring in 1958. On June 26, 1909, he married Edith O. Corl, who died March 31, 1962. He married Eva Teeple, Nov. 24, 1963, in Elkhart. She survives with two sons, R. Carl [Alford], Kingston, Ontario, Canada and Robert N. [Alford], Elkhart; a daughter, Mrs. George (Helen) Grubbs, Pierceton; two stepsons, Ralph Lock, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Richard Lock, Grenada Hills, Calif.; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Charles (Lillian) Aker, Howe, Ind.; 15 grandchildren, and 19 great-grandchildren.

            Friends may call after 7 tonight at at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home, where services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Rev. Richard D. Dolby, of Grace Methodist Church, of which he was a member, will officiate.

            Burial will be in Rice Cemetery.

 

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Photos from Rice Cemetery, Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Karen K

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Oct 1976) dates of Newton Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Edith O. Corl Alford; son Robert N. Alford; parents John Newton Alford and Sarah J. Malone Alford; and brother Albert L. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his second wife, Eva L. Kaufman Lock Alford, in Arizona Obituaries.

            On Newton Orvil Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 34, born 22 Sept 1883. He is living in Elkhart, IN, and names his wife, Edith Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Newton Orvil 1883 IN1, John Newton 1856 OH2, Royal Freeman 1830 PA3, Hiram 1800 VT4, Oliver 1767 CT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9.

 

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NIKKI LEE WENDORF ALFORD

 

JOURNAL GAZETTE

Fort Wayne, Allen Co. IN—Tuesday, 29 May 2007

 

 

            Nikki Lee (Wendorf) Alford, 29, of Columbia City, Ind., died Thursday, May 24, 2007, at Parkview Hospital, Fort Wayne, from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident in Whitley County, Ind. She was a 1995 graduate of Edon High School, and graduated from International Business College with an associate degree in accounting. She was employed as a key accounting supervisor with Richard J. Bagan Co. in Columbia City.

            Born Aug. 20, 1977, in Angola, she was the daughter of Larry Laverne and Kay Ann (Fikel) Wendorf, of Edon, Ohio, they survive. Also surviving are one brother, Travis Braden Wendorf, of Martinsville, Ind.; one sister, Kiki Sue Kimball, of Blackey, Ky.; two nephews, Cheyenne Miquel Kimball and Blaine Earl Kimball; two nieces, Kala Sue Kimball and Kendra Nicole Kimball; her soul mate and companion, Bill Brisentine, of Columbia City; and numerous aunts and uncles.

            She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Zelda and Frances Fikel, and William and Inez Wendorf.

            Service is 11 a.m. Wednesday at Krill Funeral Home, Edon, Ohio.... Condolences may be sent to and the online register signed at www.krillfuneralservice.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Nikki L. Alford (SS# issued in OH), last residence not listed.

 

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NORMA JEAN ABNEY HALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—27 March 2005

 

            Norma Jean Halford 76, Darlington [Montgomery Co.], IN, died Mar. 26, 2005. Arrangements: Porter Funeral Home, Jamestown, IN.

 

In another article:

 

THE PAPER OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY

Crawfordsville, Montgomery Co., IN—Monday, 28 March 2005

 

March 7, 1929 – March 26, 2005

 

            Norma Jean Halford, 76, of Darlington died Saturday at Lane House Nursing Home.

            She was a homemaker and a member of the First Assembly of God.

            She was born on March 7, 1929 in Woodruff County, Ark., to Clarence Sr. and Minnie (Taylor) Abney.

            Surviving are three sons, Bobby Halford of Lebanon, Dennis Halford of Crawfordsville, Michael Halford of Darlington, two brothers, Clarence Abney Jr. of Arkansas, Ray Abney of Boswell; five sisters, Gracie Cox of Arkansas, Martha Harris, Narsie Abney, Diann Miller all of Crawfordsville, Joyce Buffington of Tennessee; eight grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.

            Her husband, Eddie Lindsey Halford; a son, Mark Halford; and a sister, Katie Cox preceded her in death.

            Funeral services are scheduled 11 a.m. Tuesday at Porter Funeral Home, 315 West Main St., Jamestown, Ind., with the Rev. Michael Steward officiating. Burial will be at the Jamestown I.O.O.F. Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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ODESSA CLEOPHUS ALFORD

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Monday, 24 July 1969

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

SOUTH BEND—Odessa Cleophus Alford, 86, of 1246 N. Meade St., died at 11:40 a.m. Sunday in Carlyle Healthcare Center. Mr. Alford, who retired from Studebaker Corp., was a self-employed interior and exterior decorator, the owner of the former Alford’s Grocery Store and a former employee of Alford’s Mortuary. He was born Nov. 5, 1902, in Homer [Claiborne Parish], La. and had lived in South Bend for 62 years, coming from Dallas. On Aug 21, 1929, in Elkhart, he married Mable Alice Davidson. She died Dec 3, 1975. On Jan. 5, 1982, in South Bend, he married Annie Alexander, who survives.

            Also surviving are six daughters, Delores Sledge of Gardena, Calif., Joann Baber and Dorothy Vaughn, both of Los Angeles, and Janice Marabel, Sherrie Alford and Toni Alford, all of South Bend; four stepdaughters, Mary Wilson of South Bend, Onell Tanner of Hazelhurst, Miss., Loretta Gilmore of Los Angeles and Irene Bogett of Hawthorne, Calif.; four stepsons, Maruin [sic] Alexander and Jonathan Alexander, both of South Bend, Clyde Alexander of Hazelhurst and Pink Alexander of Country Club Hills, Ill; 41 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and two sisters, Lilly Johnson of Wills Point, Texas, and Agnus Howard of Dallas.

            He was a charter member of Pentecostal Church of God in Christ and a member of the church Deacon Board and Trustees Board, Pastor’s Aid Committee and the Building Fund Committee, and was past chairman of the Deacon Board. He was a volunteer for Real Services of St. Joseph County.

            Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Pentecostal Church of God in Christ. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in Alford’s Mortuary.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his son Robert Davidson Alford in this compilation.

            In 1910, the family is listed in Claiborne Parish, LA: parents Robert, age 41, and Fannie Alford, 8 children including son Odessa, age 8, and daughter Lillie, age 7—all born on LA. This is an African American family.

 

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OLA M. WOOD ALLFORD

 

DAILY BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Tuesday, 11 February 1964

 

PENDLETON—Mrs. Ola M. Allford, 90, 556 South Pendleton Ave. died Monday at St. John’s Hospital in Anderson after an illness of 11 weeks.

            She had resided in the Pendleton community for the past 25 years. The daughter of Elam and Melissa Martin Wood, she was born Aug. 21, 1873, in Hancock County.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest, 28 years ago.

            She was a member of the Eden Methodist Church, the Eden Order of the Eastern Star, and was Honorary member of the Eden chapter of the Queen Esther club.

            She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Virgil Kyle of Pendleton; a son, Robert Allford, also of Pendleton; and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Cornell Bright Funeral Home with the Rev. William Briggs of Kokomo officiating. Burial will be in the Eden Cemetery….

 

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Photos from Eden Cemetery, Eden, Hancock Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Colleen Sanders Brown

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s ALLFORD lineage: Ernest Justus 1868 IN, David H. 1848 IN2, John Lambert 1802 VA3, John 1773 VA4, John [ALFORD] 1732 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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OREN ALLAN ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—13 September 2013

 

            Oren Allan Alford, 66, Indianapolis, died September 11, 2013. A private family service will be held in Orange, TX at a later date. Indiana Memorial Cremation & Funeral Service have been entrusted with arrangements.

 

In another article:

 

Indiana Memorial Cremation & Funeral Service

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—_____ September 2013

 

Born: Fri., Jan. 10, 1947

Died: Wed., Sep. 11, 2013

 

            Oren Allan Alford, 66, of Indianapolis, passed away Wednesday, September 11, 2013. He was born January 1 [sic], 1947 in Garrison, TX to the late Amos and Eva (Smith) Alford.

            Oren is survived by his daughter, Alyson McLaughlin; son-in-law, Rick McLaughlin; two granddaughters, Shelby and Lacey; three sisters, Bertha, Mabmie, and Martha Jane.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, and three brothers, Lester, Joe, and Junior.

            He loved to play his guitar. He enjoyed spending his time outside, whether he was doing some woodworking, watching the wildlife, or tinkering and working with his hands.

            Oren will be taken to back to Texas for a farewell ceremony at a later date.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, Amos Ponder Alford Sr. and Eva Lee Smith Alford; and brother Amos Ponder Alford Jr. in Texas Obituaries.

            From Texas Birth Index, 1903–1997 (Ancestry.com): Oren Allen Alford was born 10 Jan 1947 in Nacogdoches Co., the son of A.P. Alford and Eva Smith.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Julius C. Alford 1797 GA–1880 LA.

            His lineage: Oren Allan 1947 TX1, Amos Ponder 1899 LA2, Joseph Seaborn 1845 LA3, Julius C. 1797 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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ORVILLE FELTON ALFORD

AAFA #0042

 

Orville and his wife, Pauline “Pat” Alford

 

POST-TRIBUNE

Gary, Lake Co., IN—_____ February 1993

 

            Orville Felton Alford age 65, of Lake Station, passed away Saturday, February 13, 1993. He was a Lake County resident since 1957, born in Artemus, Kentucky, April 6, 1927, the son of Green Berry Alford and Roxie Alice Baird. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lake Station, was retired from Inland Steel in 1986 with 17 years of service, was a member of VFW Post #9323 in Lake Station as well as a member of American Legion Post #100 and was block captain of his neighborhood watch program.

            Survivors: wife, Pauline Leger Alford of Lake Station; 5 children, Joseph Orville (Helen) Alford of Portage, Peggy Lynn (Raymond) Drews of Lake Station, Sherry Lee Alford of Lake Station, Debra Janline (Daniel) Zwierzchowski of Rifle, Colorado, Richard Anthony Alford of Florida; 5 grandchildren; Steven Edward Winady of Lake Station, Troy Joseph Alford of Portage, Richard Daniel Zwierzchowski and Kelly Janine Zwierzchowski of Rifle, Colorado; 4 brothers, John P. (Willie Faye) Alford of Burleson, Texas, Doyle D. (Martha) Alford of Littlefield, Texas, Robert G. (Anne) Alford of Breckenridge, Texas, Jason L. (Sue) Alford of Three Rivers, Michigan; 4 sisters, Lyda M. Katrinak of Corbin, Kentucky, Flora J. Alford of Cleveland, Ohio, Gwendolyn (James) Crawford of Cincinnati, Ohio, Nina Sue Sullivan of Rockford, Illinois; mother-in-law, Nannie Leger of Barbourville, Kentucky; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

            Preceded in death by his parents, Green Berry and Roxie Alice Alford, and father-in-law, Frank D. Leger.

            Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 17, 1993 at the First Baptist Church of Lake Station, 1309 Central Avenue, Lake Station, Pastor William D. Blosch officiating. Entombment Calumet Park Cemetery [Lake Co., IN].

            The family prefers memorials to the American Lung Association. American Legion/VFW memorial services Tuesday 7:30 p.m. Visitation Tuesday, February 16th from 2-9 p.m. at the Rees Funeral Home Olson Chapel, 5341 Central Avenue, Portage, 762-3013.

FAG photo requested 1/26/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Orville F. Alford (SS# issued in OH), last residence Gary, Lake Co., IN.

            See the obituary of his wife, Pauline “Pat” Leger Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brothers John Peter Alford, Doyle Dean Alford, and Robert Greene Alford in Texas Obituaries; and his mother Roxie Alice Baird Alford and sister Lyda Marie Alford Katrinak in Kentucky Obituaries.

            From Gil Alford, 1993:

 

            Orville was disabled by a blood disease for some time before his death and [his wife] Pat mentioned once that his genealogy gave him something interesting with which to fill his time. He spent a lot of time under oxygen at home and in hospitals. We did enjoy working with Orville (through Pat’s letters) and hope we gave him some comfort with our participation in his hunt. We look forward to working with Pat.

 

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John Alford & Lucy Bradley.

            His lineage: Orville Felton 1927 KY1, Green Berry 1889 KY2, John William 1870 KY3, John Russell 1839 KY4, John 1806 NC5, Achilles 1772 VA/NC6, John before 1750 VA7.

 

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OUIDA MARIE SCHERMERHORN ALFORD

Mother of Richard Albert Alford, AAFA #0917

 

FuneralNet – Memorial Obituaries

Probably Fort Wayne, IN—_____ October 2003

 

December 17, 1909 - October 17, 2003

 

            Ouida M. Schermerhorn Alford, 93, died Friday, October 17, 2003 at Harborside Healthcare Center [Fort Wayne, IN].

            Born in LaGrange [IN], she was a Chairman and Cafeteria worker with FWCS for 15 years and retired in 1975. She was a member of the Bereavement Committee, Q-Bees Quilt Club, a 1928 Graduate of LaGrange High School, leader Chairman of Girl Scouts for 10 years, worked at Northside High School Cafeteria and was a member of Faith United Methodist Church.

            Survivors include son, Richard of Greenwood, IN; daughter, Sharon Jenkins of Fort Wayne; sister, Mary Brand of Marcellus, MI, 4 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; preceded in death by husband, Claude A. Alford, parents, John H. Schermerhorn and Bertha (Showalter) Schermerhorn and infant sister, Katheryn Schermerhorn.

            Services 11am Tuesday with calling one hour prior at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home.... Burial in Greenlawn Memorial Park....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From various Internet sites: Claude Arthur Alford was born on 4 June 1904 in Fort Wayne, IN. He died in November 1985 at age 81. Married on 1 September 1934, LaGrange County, IN, to Ouida Marie Schermerhorn, daughter of John Hayes Schermerhorn and Bertha May Showalter. Claude and Ouida had 3 children born in Fort Wayne: Lanny Gene, Sharon Ann, and Richard Albert.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Claude Arthur 1904 IN1, James Albert 1881 IA2, James 1822 PA3, Hiram 1800 VT4, Oliver 1767 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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PATRICIA A. LOSTUTTER ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL-PRESS

Lawrenceburg, Dearborn Co., IN—Thursday, 19 September 2002

 

            Funeral services for Patricia A. Alford, 58, Rising Sun [Ohio Co.], were Saturday, Sept. 14, 2002, at Markland Funeral Home, Rising Sun, with burial in Rising Sun New Cemetery, Rising Sun.

            Mrs. Alford died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, at Dearborn County Hospital, Lawrenceburg. She was a homemaker and worked for the Rising Sun Care Center and Dillsboro Manor. She was a 25-year member of Eastern Star.

            She is survived by her husband, Donald; daughter, Michelle Otter, Rising Sun; brother, Bobby Lostutter, Burlington, Ky.; and three grandchildren.

            Memorials may be made to the Rising Sun life squad, Eastern Star, Bethel Unity Church or The American Diabetes Association.

 

In another article:

 

CINCINNATI POST

Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH—Friday, 13 September 2002

 

            Patricia ‘Pat’’ A. Alford, 58, of Rising Sun, Ind., died Wednesday. She was a licensed practical nurse for Rising Sun and Dillsboro Care Center.

            Services: 11 a.m. EDT Saturday at Markland Funeral Home, Rising Sun. Visitation: 5 to 9 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home. Memorials: Rising Sun Life Squad, Eastern Star, Bethel Unity Church or the American Diabetes Association.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Patricia A. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 17 March 1944, last residence Rising Sun, Ohio Co., IN.

 

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PAULINE “PAT” LEGER ALFORD

Wife of Orville Felton Alford, AAFA #0042

 

[Although she died in FL, we are also including her obituary here because of her close ties to IN. A nearly identical article was published 23 August 2012 in The Times, Munster, Lake Co., IN.]

 

Rees Funeral Home

Hobart, Lake Co., IN—_____ August 2012

 

January 25, 1932 - August 20, 2012

 

            Alford, Pauline (Pat) 80, of Holiday [Pasco Co.], FL, formerly of Lake Station, IN, went to be with the Lord on Monday, Aug 20, 2012.

            She is pre-deceased by her husband, Orville, two brothers, William Leger and Glen Leger, and one sister, Gladys Mae Alsip, and her parents Frank and Julia Leger and step-mother Nannie Jenkins Leger.

            She is survived by her son Joseph Alford (Susan) of Bloomington, IL, and her daughters Peggy Drews Propsom (Peter) of Lake Station, IN, Sherry Alford of Holiday, FL, and Debra Janine Zchowerski (Dan) of CO. She leaves behind her brother, Robert Leger (Barbara) of Knox County, KY, and sister-in-law Mildred Leger of Louisvile, KY. She is survived by six grand-children, five great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews and many friends.

            Pauline was a member of the First Baptist Church of Holiday, FL. She taught at Lake Ridge Schools (Black Oak) for 36 years. She was a member of the Meshowke-To-Quah chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and a member of the Magna Carta Dames. She was also a member of the College Club of the Gary area and of the Lake Station Historical Society.

            Visitation for Pauline is 6-8 PM on Friday, Aug 24, 2012, at Rees Funeral Home, Hobart Chapel 600 W. Old Ridge Road Hobart, IN. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the American Lung Association.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Orville Felton Alford, in this compilation.

 

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PERCY ALFORD

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Thursday, 17 June 1954

 

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PERCY ALFORD DIES; WAS ‘GUY WITH AX’

 

            City Councilman Percy Alford, …died in his home, 1407 Lincoln Way West, at 10:33 p.m. Wednesday, after an illness of several months. He was 74.

            Appointed to the fire department July 9, 1906, under the administration of Mayor Edward J. Fogarty, he served with distinction for 43 years, losing only one day of duty during that time, and that because of sickness.

            Assigned from the beginning to what was known as the “Chemical Company,” now known as “Squad 21,” the central headquarters unit which makes all fire runs. Alford eventually became its captain in 1920 and was so serving when he retired June 30, 1949.

            Because the unit made all runs, “Perc” as he was known familiarly, would usually be the first to enter any burning building while he was on duty. Armed always with his ax, he was frequently referred to affectionately as “that guy with the ax.” As first officer to enter a burning building, it was his function to determine where the heart of the fire was. That duty frequently endangered his life.

 

REFUSES “SOFT” ASSIGNMENT

 

            Despite this fact, however, in his later years on the department, he refused a “softer” assignment, and once when he was transferred officially to a pumper company at headquarters, an alarm came in at night. The pumper stood waiting for him, but he did not appear. He had “jumped ship” and gone to the fire with his one and only love, the “chemical” as he persisted in calling it, even after its official designation had been changed.

            Although serving in an emergency service for so many years, “Perc” never seemed to be able to remember to prepare himself for one small personal emergency. Emerging at some time during the course of a fire, his face begrimed with smoke and dust, perspiration either running off his face or freezing in cold weather, he would always ask the first person he met, “Got a cigarette?”

 

FIGHTS FOR ‘CHEMICAL’

 

            Secretary of the Firemen’s Pension Fund and keeper of the department’s official records many years, “Perc” became known as a man of unusual integrity and fidelity in the way he kept his records and as a vigorous user of colorful language in fighting the battles of other firemen when he thought their “rights” were in jeopardy. Sentimental in this aspect of his career, he was however a strict disciplinarian over those under his command although ready to champion them against anyone from “the outside” as he referred to the rest of the department.

            He accepted full responsibility for his crew, the “rig” as he sometimes referred to his truck, and insisted on being held directly responsible for personnel and equipment. He fought retirement for several years, declaring “there are still fires to be put out.”

            …. Mr. Alford was born in South Bend Sept 8, 1879. He was married to Miss Laura Ballard in Berrien Springs, Mich., Aug 9, 1914. She died in 1942. Surviving is a sister, Mrs. Cleo Ritchie, St. Petersburg, Fla.

            Friends may call in the Hickey Funeral Home after 6 p.m. Friday. Services will be held at 9 Monday morning in the funeral home. Burial will be in St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park.

 

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Photo from Saint Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Grainger, St. Joseph Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, C & Y Zinn-Haines

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Lura E. Ballard Alford; parents, William A. Alford and Elizabeth McMichael Alford; and siblings Bertha Alford and Glendaline “Glennie” Alford in this compilation in this compilation.

            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: Percy 1879 IN1, William 1852 IN2, Robert 1805 VA3, Henry 1778 VA4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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PHYLLIS J. ALFORD PHILLIPPE

 

Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service

Marion, IN—_____ April 2011

 

Phyllis J. Phillippe

 

            Phyllis J. Phillippe, 76, Marion, died at 11:36 a.m., April 22, 2011 in Marion General Hospital, Marion.

            She was the daughter of the late Leon Alford and the late Mary (Rudicel) Alford.

            She married Max Phillippe on January 17, 1953. Phyllis was a homemaker/farmwife. She was a member of Maple Run Friends Church and was the church organist for many years. She sang and played piano at Colonial Oaks for many years and previously did missionary work. Phyllis was a member of USFW. She was very crafty and loved to crochet.

            Survivors include her husband, Max Phillippe, Marion, three daughters, Deborah L. Cox, Marion, Liz (Eddie) Percy, Marion, Cindy (Jay) Thompson, Marion, one sister, Shirley Zirkle, Fairmount, two brothers, Richard (Joy) Alford, Tennessee, Junior (Barbara) Alford, Marion, and a sister-in-law, Becky Phillippe, Indianapolis.

            She also was preceded in death by one son, Danny Lee Phillippe.

            Services are at 1 p.m. Tuesday, in Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, with Pastor John Key officiating. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory, Huntington County.

            Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home.

            Memorial contributions may be directed to Maple Run Friends Church, 4460 W. 400 S., Marion, Ind., 46953.

            Online condolences may be made at www.nswcares.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Phyllis J. Phillippe (SS# issued in IN) was born 8 Sept 1934, last residence Marion, Grant Co., IN.

            See the obituary of her brother Leon Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            Her lineage: Phyllis J. 1934 IN1, Leon 1913 IN2, Laverne Phillip 1898 IN3.

 

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RALPH M. ALFORD

 

From the Daily Bulletin, Tuesday, 15 December 1970

 

DAILY BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Monday, 14 December 1970

 

PENDLETON—A retired Delco-Remy employe, Ralph M. Alford, 54, died early today at St. John’s Hospital after a two-year illness. He resided in Huntsville.

            Born July 24, 1906, in Madison County, Mr. Alford was the son of William and Emily Scott Alford. He spent most of his life in Madison County and retired from Plant Three of Delco-Remy in 1959.

            He is survived by his widow, Irene; a daughter, Audrey Marshall of Rt. 4, Anderson; two sons, Roger and Mickey Allen Alford, both of Pendleton; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

            The family will receive friends at the Cornell Bright Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Tuesday. Services are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday with the Rev. James Keown officiating.

 

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Photo from Huntsville Cemetery, Fallcreek, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Nola Martin

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Dec 1970) dates of Ralph Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Pendleton, Madison Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Irene Schacker Alford; children Audrey J. Alford Marshall and Roger W. Alford; and brothers Fremont Allen Alford and John Harvey Alford in this compilation.

            Ralph’s parents share a gravestone in Mount Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Ovid, Madison Co., IN. They are buried as Allfords.

            The last name of some members of this family is spelled Allford in various records.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Ralph M. 1906 IN1, William Perry 1865 IN2, Samuel 1837 IN3, John Lambert 1802 VA4, John 1773 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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RANDY J. ALFORD

 

ELKHART TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—18 September 1967

 

OSCEOLA [St. Joseph Co.]—Randy J. Alford, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Alford, Osceola, died shortly after birth Sunday at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Mishawaka.

            Survivors in addition to the parents include two brothers, Dennis K. and Raymond J., both at home; three sisters, Connie Sue, Cindy Lee and Nancy Lee, all at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lester Krause, Bangor, Mich., and the paternal grandmother, Mrs. Macia Alford, Mishawaka.

            Funeral services will be held at the Warner Funeral Home at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev. Arthur Whitaker, pastor of the Willow Creek Methodist Church, officiating.

            Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

 

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Photo from Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola, St. Joseph Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, C & Y Zinn-Haines

 

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RAY ELMER ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-MAIL

Bedford, Lawrence Co., IN—Wednesday, 21 February 2001

 

Nov. 13 [sic], 1913 – Feb. 17, 2001

 

MITCHELL—Ray Elmer Alford, 87, of Mitchell, died at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday [February 17] at Mitchell Manor Nursing & Rehab Center.

            Born in Mitchell, he was the son of Homer and Mary Ellen Grimes Alford. He married Lillian M. Keynon on Nov. 3, 1942, and she preceded him in death on Jan. 11, 1979.

            He was a well driller and a farmer in Lawrence County for 50 years. He was a member of Mitchell First Christian Church.

            Survivors include one son, David Alford of Jacksonville, Fla.; one daughter, Cathy Brewer of Mitchell; two grandsons, Kyle Alford and Adam Brewer; four granddaughters, Gretchen Alford, Natalie Durlacher, Sheri Williams and Audra Brewer; and three great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Cameron and Alexis Durlacher.

            He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, February 20, 2001, at Haverly Mortuary in Mitchell, with Brother Joshua Brumfield officiating. Burial will be in Mitchell Cemetery….

FAG photo requested 12/12/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ray E. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 3 Nov 1913 and died 17 Feb 2001, last residence Mitchell, Lawrence Co., IN.

            See the obituary of his mother, Mary Ellen Grimes Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Ray Elmer 1913 IN1, Homer 1893 KY2, Pleasant Calvin 1849 KY3, James Pleasant 1825 KY4, William 1804 VA5, William 1775 VA6.

 

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RAYMOND CARL ALLFORD

 

ANDERSON HERALD

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Tuesday, 8 May 1958

 

 

            Raymond C. Allford, 68, 4026 Scatterfield Rd., died at 1:25 p.m. Monday [May 7] at Ball Memorial Hospital, Muncie, after an illness of eight days. He had been in failing health for the past four years.

            Mr. Allford was born in Hancock County and had lived in Anderson for 33 years since moving from Ingalls. He was the son of Walter and Addie Allford.

            He was a retired American Steel and Wire worker and was employed at Delco Remy Division until recent years. He belonged to the Solar Lodge No. 734, F. and A.M., Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, the Shrine, and Commandery No. 32, Knights Templar. Mr. Allford was a member of the Christian Church of Ingalls.

            Surviving are the wife, Iva; one son, Leslie Allford, of Anderson; two daughters, Mrs. Juanita King and Mrs. Edith Melson, both of Anderson; three sisters, Mrs. Mattie Bolander, Fortville, Mrs. Rena Taylor and Mrs. Isabell Beaver, both of Indianapolis; four grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

            Friends will be received after 7 o’clock this evening at the family residence. Services will be conducted Thursday at 10 a.m. with Brown and Butz in charge.

 

In another article:

 

DAILY BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Wednesday, 9 May 1958

 

            Funeral services for Raymond C. Allford, who died Monday will be conducted at the First EUB Church Thursday at 10 a.m. Dr. H.L. Lanahan will be in charge, and burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery.

            Friends may call at the family residence, 4026 Scatterfield Rd., anytime until 9 a.m. Thursday at which time the remains will be taken to the church to lie in state.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Iva Retta Snider Allford; and son Leslie Carl Allford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALLFORD lineage: Raymond Carl 1887 IN1, Walter S. 1864 IN2 John Lambert 1835 IN3, John Lambert 1802 VA4, John 1773 VA5, John [ALFORD] 1732 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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REGGIE ONTARIO ALFORD

 

THE NEWS-SENTINEL

Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN—9 February 2006

 

            Reggie Ontario Alford, died Friday, Feb. 3, 2006 at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne. He was born in Fort Wayne.

            Survivors include parents, Reginald and Shana Alford of Fort Wayne.

            Graveside Service is 2:30 p.m. Friday at Highland Park Cemetery, 2403 E. Wallen Road. Arrangements by D.O. McComb & Sons Pine Valley Park Funeral Home, 1320 E. Dupont Road.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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RICHARD SHULL ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—8 October 2008

 

            Richard Shull Alford 60, Brownsburg, went to be with his Lord Sept. 30, 2008. He had been a supplier quality engineer at Allison Transmission before leaving to fulfill his dream of working in the racing industry at Automotion Race Cars for 10 years. He had served in the National Guard 1966 to 72 and was a member of the Masonic Lodge.

            Survivors include fiancée, Sue Rider; daughters, Ginnie Wing and Wendy Baxter and six grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Fri. Oct. 3 at Matthews Mortuary, Brownsburg, with visitation there from 4 to 8 p.m. Thurs. Oct. 2. Burial will be at West Ridge Park Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Richard S. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 31 Dec 1947, last residence Brownsburg, Hendricks Co., IN.

 

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Xxx RICHARD THOMAS ALFORD

 

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Taken in 1935

Photo from Cynthia Stuffle Sellers, posted to Find A Grave - used with permission requested 1/13/2014

Back row: Thomas Everett Alford [father], Richard Alford, James (Bro. Max) Alford, Rosa Armilda Kidwell Alford [mother], Lorene Alford Walker, Sarah Alford Webber, Cleo Alford Brochin

Front row: Dorothy Mae Alford Chastine, Rosa Alford Theroff, William Eugene Alford.

 

COURIER & PRESS

Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN—Friday, 30 January 1998

 

WASHINGTON, Ind.—Richard T. Alford, 79, died Thursday morning [January 29] at Community South Hospital in Greenwood.

            He retired as club manager for the American Legion Club in Holland. He was a World War II and Korean War Army veteran. He was awarded the Bronze Star.

            Surviving are four daughters, Donna Powell of South Carolina, Rita Morrison of Indianapolis, Sandra King of Florida and Richelle Nolting of Greenwood; a son, Delbert G. Cox of Washington; three sisters, Sarah Webber and Rose Theroff, both of Washington, and Cleo Brochin of Stendal; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

            His wife, Pauline M. (Daugherty), died in 1992.

            Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Mary Catholic Church, with burial in St. John Cemetery, where the American Legion-Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard will conduct military rites.

            Friends may call from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. to service time Monday at Ed Lee Mortuary, where wake services will be at 5 p.m. Sunday.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the Byrne-Wingate Lodge in Beech Grove.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Richard T. Alford (SS# issued through the Railroad Board) was born 29 March 1918, last residence Washington, Daviess Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his sisters Cleophas Agnes “Cleo” Alford Brochin, Rose Eileen Alford Theroff, and Sarah Margaret Alford Webber in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother James Andrew “Max” Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Richard Thomas 1918 IN1, Thomas Everett 1885/1884 IN2, James M. 1857 OH3, Isaac 1834 OH4, Oliver 1789 MA5, Elijah 1757 MA6, Elijah 1732 CT7, Josiah 1696 CT8, Josiah 1649 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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ROBERT ALFORD, SR.

 

GOSHEN TIMES

Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—Thursday, 6 June 1889

 

            Mr. Robert Alford died at the residence of his son-in-law, Thomas B. Chalfant, at South Bend, Indiana, on Saturday, the 25th of May, at the age of 84 years and 27 days. He had been more or less an invalid for the past year or two.

            The remains were brought to this city on Monday, and buried at the Waterford cemetery, beside those of his wife, who preceded him to the grave nine years ago. The funeral sermon was preached by Rev. J.N. Barnett, of the English Lutheran church, at the Christian church, at Waterford.

            It was a touching sight to see the old gray-headed men of his early days gather around his coffin and take a last look at one whom they had known for over fifty years. But he had a large circle of warm friends all over the south-west part of the county as well as a large relationship.

            Mr. Alford was born in Monroe county, West Virginia, on the 28th of April, 1805. He was married to Sarah Cart, in the same county, in October 1827. He soon after became a member of the Presbyterian church, of which he was a consistent member up to the time of his death. He came with his family to Elkhart county in 1834, where he had resided ever since, with the exception of the last four years that he resided with his daughter and sons at South Bend. He was a resident of this county 55 years. He was a member of the church 54 years, and had been married 52 years at the time his wife died.

            Few men have a better record than father Alford. His family consisted of ten children, six sons and four daughters, and six of them were present at his funeral, one living in Kansas, and one in California, who could not be here, and the other two, Mrs. Piebe Swart and Mrs. McDowell, being dead. The poor old man longed for death to come to his relief, that he might be laid beside the companion of his youth. He has gone to his final rest.

 

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Photo from Violett Cemetery, Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Ashton

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Sarah Cart Alford; and children 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 this compilation. We included the obituaries of his sons Joseph F. Alford and Robert Alford Jr. in California Obituaries.

            Robert was the son of Henry Alford and Eleanor Melling.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s Corrington Loyal Alford Collection, Fifth Section. From this document:

 

Robert Alford—He was born in Monroe County, Virginia, April 5, 1805 and was by occupation a fanner. He married Miss Sarah Cart, May 25, 1827. She was born in Monroe County, Virginia, May 5, 1807. They left Monroe County coming west and settled in Elkhart County, Indiana in 1836 and he died in South Bend, Indiana, May 25, 1889 in his 84th year. His wife died in Goshen, Indiana, Feb. 17, 1880 in her 71st year. They had eleven children.

 

            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 1805 VA1, Henry 1778 VA2, John 1735 Ireland3.

 

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ROBERT DAVIDSON ALFORD

 

THE NEWS-SENTINEL

Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN—12 May 2000

 

            Robert Davidson Alford, 64, of Fort Wayne, an Air Force veteran, died Sunday, May 7, 2000, at VA Northern Indiana Health Care System.

            The South Bend native was a recipient of the National Defense Medal, United Nations Service Medal and Korean Service Medal, and had formerly lived in South Bend.

            Surviving are sisters Delores Sledge of Riverside, Calif., Janice Marable of South Bend, Joan Baber of Palmdale, Calif., and Dorothy Vaughn of Los Angeles; brothers Clyde of Fort Wayne and Rev. Donald Sr. of South Bend; and several nieces and nephews.

            He was preceded in death by brothers Calvin O. and Odessa Jr.

            Services are 2 p.m. Saturday at Pentecostal Cathedral Church, South Bend, with calling one hour before services. Burial will be at Highland Cemetery.

            Information provided by Alford’s Mortuary, South Bend, 1-219-282-2477.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Robert D. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 4 Dec 1935, last residence Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN.

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

 

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ROBERT H. HALFORD

 

THE TIMES

Munster, Lake Co., IN—Tuesday, 29 November 2005

 

VALPARAISO [Porter Co., IN]—Robert H. Halford “Bob”, age 75, of Valparaiso, passed away on Sunday, November 27, 2005 at Porter Hospital. An area resident for the last 33 years, coming from Hamilton County, he was born on January 18, 1930 in Elwood, IN to C. Wayne and Alpha Opal (Hiatt) Halford. Bob served as a captain in the Indiana National Guard and was a math teacher at Chesterton High School for 30 years, where he also coached basketball and golf, retiring in 1995. Prior to teaching at Chesterton, he taught at Walnut Grove High School in Hamilton County near Cicero, where he was also the head baseball and basketball coach. He was an active member of the National Education Association and the Indiana State Teachers Association.

            On August 13, 1951 in Frankfort, he married Sara Molden who survives, along with one daughter, Karla Halford of Westville; one brother, Daniel C. Halford of Waynetown and eight nieces.

            He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers: Charles M. and Edward W. Halford.

            Visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at Moeller Funeral Home in Valparaiso. A graveside committal service will take place on Monday, December 5, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. (CST) at Normanda Cemetery in Normanda, IN.... Memorials may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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ROBERT MORRIS ALFORD

 

ELKHART TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—15 December 1933

 

            Robert Morris Alford, 68, a lifelong resident of Warsaw who had a large number of acquaintances in Elkhart, died suddenly from asthma and acute indigestion at 6:20 Thursday evening. A plumber by trade, he had returned home less than two hours before, after working on a job during the afternoon. He complained of shortness of breath, and a physician was called, but the patient steadily lost strength to the end.

            Mr. Alford was the father of Mrs. Bernard F. (Frances) Seeberger of 1612 West Indiana avenue, and Mrs. Morton (Irene) McDonough and Mrs. William (Lilah) Leubking of 862 East Beardsley avenue. The three couples went to Warsaw last night, the husbands returning this morning.

            Other survivors are the widow, Lillie Alford; daughters, Mrs. Thames (Mary) Malcom of Warsaw and Alberta Alford, at the paternal home, and a son, Franklin, also at the home; two grandchildren: three brothers, James of 430 Aspenwald avenue, Elkhart, Edward of Benton Harbor and Johnson Alford of Warsaw, and a sister, who lives in Evansville.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of the Elkhart aerie of Eagles, having joined the local lodge before one was instituted at Warsaw, and then retained his membership there.

            The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Landis Mortuary in Warsaw.

 

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Photo from Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Kosciusko Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Hoby

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Lillie E. Howe Alford; daughters Alberta Alford Stouder and Irene Alford Wilson; father, George Washington Alford; and brother James E. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Edward Perry Alford in Michigan Obituaries; and the obituary of his daughter Lila Alford Luebking in Florida Obituaries.

            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 Morris 1865 IN1, George Washington 1830 VA2, Robert 1805 VA3, Henry 1778 VA4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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ROBERT N. ALFORD

 

ELKHART TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—18 May 1992

 

ELKHART—Robert N. Alford, 79, of 688 W. Lexington Ave., died at 12:10 a.m. Sunday (May 17, 1992) in Elkhart General Hospital. He was born April 28, 1913, in Mishawaka. He married Elna M. Woofter on April 28, 1984, in Syracuse.

            Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Andy (Bonnie) Bixler of Elkhart; three sons, David L. of Gas City, John R., of Edwardsburg, and Randall L. of Elkhart; one stepdaughter, Mrs. Lonnie (Sharon) Crisp of Zanoi, Miss.; two stepsons, Gerald L. Woofter of Lubbock, Texas, and Thomas A. Woofter of Elkhart; 14 grandchildren; seven stepgrandchildren; two great-grandchildren; one step-great-grandchild; a brother, Carl of Kingston, Ontario; and a sister, Helen Grubbs of Warsaw.

            Friends may call 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be 10 a.m. Wednesday. The Rev. Raymond Laborde will officiate. Burial will be in Rice Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was the former owner of Alford’s Sales and Service. He was also a member of McCoy Memorial Baptist Church and a former member of the Toastmaster Club. He received an associate degree from Indiana University.

            Memorials may be given to the American Heart Association.

 

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Photos from Rice Cemetery, Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Karen K

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his son David L. Alford; his first wife, Marjorie R. Kantz Alford; his second wife Elna M. Johns Woofter Alford; and his parents Newton Orvil Alford and Edith O. Corl in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Robert N. 1913 IN1, Newton Orvil 1883 IN2, John Newton 1856 OH3, Royal Freeman 1830 PA4, Hiram 1800 VT5, Oliver 1767 CT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10.

 

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ROBERT RAYMOND ALVORD

 

THE NEWS-SENTINEL

Rochester, Fulton Co., IN—Saturday, 9 October 1954

 

ALLEGED BIGAMIST COMMITS SUICIDE

 

GREENFIELD, Ind.—Funeral services for an alleged bigamist who committed suicide to get out of his troubles were planned today.

            Robert Raymond Alvord, 40, who killed himself on a lonely road five miles northwest of Greenfield, left a suicide note urging his first wife, Merle, of Indianapolis, “to be good” to his second wife, Janice, whom he married in Cicero.

            Alvord had attached a rubber hose to his car’s exhaust pipe and had stuck the other end through the trunk into the rear seat.

 

AAFA NOTES: Several Ancestry family trees list Robert as the son of George Washington Alvord and Mary Alice Barber, born 26 Sept 1914 in IN.

            His ALVORD lineage: Robert Raymond 1914 IN1, George Washington 1880 IN2, Lawrence R. 1857 PA3, David 1828 PA4, George 1795 PA5 [his name listed as ALLVORD].

 

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ROBERT WILLIAM ALFORD

 

DAILY BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Monday, 12 December 1960

 

FATAL ILLNESS SUFFERED AFTER SHOVELING SNOW

 

            Robert W. Alford, 39, 310 Avalon Lane, Chesterfield, died Sunday night shortly after shoveling his automobile loose from the snow when the vehicle became stuck in the driveway at his home.

            Mr. Alford complained of feeling ill after going into the house when he completed the snow shoveling task. He started the trip to St. John’s Hospital with his family in the Alford car but became more seriously ill in the 1500 block on Ohio Ave.

            An ambulance was called but Mr. Alford was pronounced dead on arrival at the hospital.

            Mr. Alford was born April 9, 1921, in Madison County and was the son of John and Alta Alford.

            He was employed in the Maintenance Department of the Delco-Remy Division. He was a member of the Chesterfield Christian Church.

            Surviving are: the widow, Eudella C.; three children, Darlene, Debra and Cherie Lynn, all of the family home; the mother, Mrs. Alta Alford, Anderson; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Adams and Mrs. Nancy Nut, both of Anderson, and Mrs. Rosalie Lindsey, Wichita, Kans., and two brothers, Jerry D. Alford, Anderson, and Jack Alford, Alexandria.

            Friends will be received after 7 p.m. today at the Baker Brothers Funeral Home in Anderson. Services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. Harold R. Clark, pastor of the Chesterfield Christian Church, officiating. Burial will be in the Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Robert Alford (SS# issued in IN), died _____ Dec 1960 with no birth date or last residence listed.

            See the obituaries of his parents, John Harvey Alford and Alta Marie Henry Alford; and brother Jack Clayton Alford in this compilation.

            His middle name is from Ancestry family trees.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Robert William 1921 IN1, John Harvey 1897 IN2, William Perry 1865 IN3, Samuel 1837 IN4, John Lambert 1802 VA5, John 1773 VA6, John 1732 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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ROGER W. ALFORD

 

HERALD BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Thursday, 26 December 2013

 

OBT - HB1226 - Roger Alford

 

PENDLETON—Roger W. Alford, 74, passed away quietly at his home on Dec. 13, 2013. Born in Madison County, he was the son of Ralph and Irene (Schacker) Alford.

            A lifelong resident of Pendleton, he was a graduate of Pendleton High School in 1959. He was employed by Kemmerly Chevrolet before beginning 34 years as a machine repairman for Delco Remy.

            Roger was a member of the Madison Blue Lodge #44, Indianapolis Murat Temple and Madison County Shrine. As a shrine, he was privileged to serve as a transporter of patients to area Shrine hospitals.

            He loved to hunt and fish and was an avid and knowledgeable collector of fishing equipment and antique outboard motors. Roger enjoyed spending time at the cottage he built on Irish Lake. He was a member of the Outboard Boating Club and The Antique Outboard Motor Club. He was also a charter member of the O.R.E.O. Club.

            In 1961, he married Sue Jones and they were married for 47 years until her death in 2008. They were the parents of two daughters, Felicia (Byron) Dailey of Fishers, Ind., and Lisa Alford of Portland, Ore.

            In 2009, Roger married Vicki (Smith) Sisson, and they blended her children, Kim Zabinski of Fishers and Randy (Julie) Sisson, and 4 grandchildren, Jordan Zabinski and Ben, Luke and Sam Sisson into a second family. He is also survived by a brother, Mickey (Betsy) Alford of Huntsville. He is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

            Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Ralph and Irene (Schacker) Alford, and a sister and brother-in-law, Aubrey and Gaylord Marshall.

            Cremation was chosen and a memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 28, 2013, at 2:30 p.m. at Robert Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, 200 W. 53rd Street, Anderson. The family invites you to come and share your memories of Roger on Saturday from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

            In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial contribution to the Pendleton Ambulance Service, the American Heart Association or the charity of your choice.

            Family burial services will be held at a later date.

 

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

            See the obituaries of his parents, Ralph M. Alford and Irene Schacker Alford; and sister Audrey J. Alford Marshall and Roger W. Alford in this compilation.

            The last name of some members of this family is spelled Allford in various records.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Roger W. ???? IN1, Ralph M. 1906 IN2, William Perry 1865 IN3, Samuel 1837 IN4, John Lambert 1802 VA5, John 1773 VA6, John 1732 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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ROSE EILEEN ALFORD THEROFF

 

Photo from Ed Lee Mortuary

 

WASHINGTON TIMES-HERALD

Washington, Daviess Co., IN—Wednesday, 1August 2012

 

WASHINGTON—Rose Eileen Theroff, 87, Washington, passed away at 8:05 a.m., Wednesday, at Hillside Manor Nursing Home.

            Born September 12, 1924, in Daviess County, she was the daughter of Everett Thomas and Rose (Kidwell) Alford. She graduated from Washington High School in 1942. She had retired from the Old Reliance Factory and owned and operated Theroff Motel. She was a member of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church.

            She is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Marilyn (Dennis) Lenahan of Indianapolis, and Beverly (Delbert) Riker of Washington; three sons and daughter-in-laws; Richard (Joni) Theroff, of Washington; Kevin (Arlene) Theroff, of Linton, and Mark (Trena) Theroff of Washington; 14 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

            She is preceded in death by her husband Lenas Theroff (July 29, 1984) and three brothers, Richard Alford, James Alford and William Alford; four sisters, Lorena Walker, Dorothy Chestain, Sarah Webber and Cleo Brochin.

            The funeral will be at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church with Father Gordon Mann as celebrant.

            Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery.

            Visitation will be Friday from 4 until 8 p.m. at Ed Lee Mortuary.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Richard Thomas Alford, Cleophas Agnes “Cleo” Alford Brochin, and Sarah Margaret Alford Webber in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother James Andrew “Max” Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Rose Eileen 1924 IN1, Thomas Everett 1885/1884 IN2, James M. 1857 OH3, Isaac 1834 OH4, Oliver 1789 MA5, Elijah 1757 MA6, Elijah 1732 CT7, Josiah 1696 CT8, Josiah 1649 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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ROSEMARY LEAH QUINN ALFORD

 

Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—_____ May 2013

 

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            Rosemary Leah Alford, 52, of Anderson [Madison Co.], passed away on May 21, 2013 at the Community Hospital, Anderson, IN following an extended illness. She was born on October 21, 1960 in Anderson, Indiana where she lived all of her life.

            Rosemary graduated from Madison Heights High School, class of 1978.

            She retired from the City of Anderson in 2013.

            She was a kind and generous sister, aunt and friend. She loved her cat Dupont. As a music lover her whole life, Rosemary enjoyed going to concerts. She also enjoyed camping and weekends at the quarry. She loved her girl’s card club, motorcycling, going to the casino and the ocean as well as traveling and spending time with her family and friends. She will be greatly missed.

            Rosemary is survived by her siblings, Steven (Donna) Quinn, Colleen Quinn, Paul (Jacqueline) Quinn, Linda Quinn (Ray) Edgar, nieces and nephews, Kim, Crystal, Mindy, Jessica, Andrew and Casey, several great-nieces, nephews and cousins as well as numerous friends.

            She was preceded in death by brother, Thomas Howard Quinn, mother, Leah (Card) Quinn, father, Robert D. Quinn.

            Visitation will be held from 4:00-6:00pm on Friday at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, Anderson, Indiana.

            Services will be held on Friday at 6:00pm at the funeral home.

            Cremation will take place.

            Memorial contributions may be made to National Kidney Foundation of Indiana 922 E. 86th Street Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN 46240….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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ROY ALFORD

 

FORTVILLE TRIBUNE

Fortville, Hancock Co., IN—_____ October 1969

 

            Roy Alford, 70, of 1638 S. 8th, Noblesville [Hamilton Co.], died Sunday [October 5] in Riverview Hospital.

            The deceased was born Jan. 13, 1889 [sic: 1899] in Hamilton County near Fishers and had resided here most of his life.

            He retired four years ago after being with Talbert-Roessler Lumber Co., for 25 years.

            He was a veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion.

            Surviving are his widow, Flossie (Bixler) Alford; a sister, Edith Marie Crooks, Lapel and a brother, Elmer Alford, Anderson.

            Services were at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Coaltrin Funeral Home. Rev. Elmer Jay was in charge and interment was in Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville.

 

 

Photos from Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jennefer Burk

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his wife, Flossie E. Bixler Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ROYAL FREEMAN ALFORD

 

GOSHEN TIMES

Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN— 8 October 1915

 

            Royal F. Alford, aged 85, died yesterday afternoon at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F.B. Hoffman, 501 East Madison Street of complicated diseases after an illness of twelve days.

            Surviving him are three sons, John N. of Osceola, Rufus Orville and Harry H. of Vienna, Va.; two daughters, Mrs. Fred Arndt of Vienna, Va. and Mrs. F.B. Hoffman of Goshen; one brother, Melvin Alford, of Granger, Ind.; fourteen grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the home of his daughter, 501 East Madison Street. Rev. W.W. Faust of the First Reformed Church will officiate and interment will be made in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

 

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Photos from Oakridge Cemetery, Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Ashton

In front of the large Alford monument, left to right: Elizabeth, Royal, Sarah, John

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Elizabeth Darst Alford; son John Newton Alford; and father, Hiram Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Harry H. Alford in Pennsylvania Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Royal Freeman 1830 PA1, Hiram 1800 VT2, Oliver 1767 VT3, Benedict 1716 CT4, Benedict 1688 CT5, Jeremiah 1655 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1598 England8.

 

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RUSSELL THOMAS ALFORD

Uncle of Willard Lee Alford, Jr., AAFA #0309

 

THE NEWS-SENTINEL

Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN—Monday, 10 January 1994

 

            Russell T. Alford, 85, of rural Huntington died Saturday [January 8] in Miller’s Merry Manor.

            The Benton County native was an auto mechanic and also owner of Alford’s Saw Sharpening.

            Surviving are his wife, Zelda; daughters, Barbara Biberstein of Bluffton, Sonja Holloway of Columbia City and Nancy Rice of Huntington; sons, James of Syracuse and Jack of Huntington; a brother, Willard of Murray, Ky.; and seven grandchildren.

            Services are 11 a.m. Wednesday in Deal-Robbins and Van Gilder Huntington Chapel where calling is 6 to 8 p.m. today, and 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Zion Cemetery.

 

Photo from Zion Cemetery, Huntington, Huntington Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jo Allen

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Russell T. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 23 May 1908, last residence Huntington, Huntington Co., IN.

            See the obituary of his wife, Zelda Helen Schoeff Alford, in this compilation.

            His middle name is from his memorial at Find A Grave.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John William Alford b. 1811 England – d. 1890 Kentucky.

            His lineage: Russell Thomas 1908 IN1, Joseph 1873 KY2, Thomas Atchinson 1844 IN3, John William 1811 England4, John 1783 England5, John 1759 England6, Edward 1725 England7, Robert bef 1699 England8.

 

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RUSSELL WALDON HALFORD

Father of Connette Joycene Halford Blalock, AAFA #0381

 

THE TIMES

Munster, Lake Co., IN—Monday, 8 October 2001

 

            Halford, Russell W., 80, of Lake Station [Lake Co., IN], passed away Oct. 5. Rees Funeral Home, Brady Chapel, Lake Station in charge of arrangements.

 

In another article:

 

THE TIMES

Munster, Lake Co., IN—Friday, 31 January 1997

 

GARY—Russell Halford’s home, tucked away in the sliver of Hobart Township that spills over the Lake Station border into Gary, is neither large nor ostentatious. The simple, one-story, white frame house is not unlike dozens of other post-World War II homes common in the West End of neighboring Lake Station, which begins just a few hundred yards south of Halford’s wooden front porch. Even though his home is humble, it is almost paradise to Halford—a quiet, peaceful place where the 75-year-old retired railroad foreman would like to spend the rest of his days. Already, he has lived there more than 20 years. Halford has only one neighboring house, directly across 26th Avenue, though he sees plenty of traffic as vehicles speed by on Interstate 65, directly to the west. There are few disturbances, no crime and plenty of familiar surroundings. He likes it that way.

            But Halford fears he may not get to live out the rest of his years in the well-kept home he loves. He and his neighbors across the street face the possibility they may lose their homes as the result of a project to prevent future flooding in the Little Calumet River basin from Gary to the Illinois state line.... The project, which will contain the river to that point, could create a flooding problem for Halford and his neighbors, who are downstream from the project. But Halford said he didn’t care, and furthermore, he didn’t expect much in the way of flood problems, because the road in front of his home, between his house and the river, was higher than his property. He said he had never had any flooding before, and he only wanted to stay put.

            “I can barely walk,” Halford said as he rose to his feet with great difficulty from his living-room couch, emphasizing the point. “At my age, I’d just prefer to live here in peace and tranquility, and not be bothered. They don’t need my property.”....

            Federal guidelines dictate that a rise of as small as 1.2 inches in the water table would force the commission either to protect the properties or purchase them and relocate the residents. But Halford, who lives alone, wants no part of relocation, if that is what the agency decides to do. All seven of his children and his now-estranged wife lived there for a time, and he said he has a lot of memories there. It’s also the only home he has lived in for any considerable length of time since growing up more than half a century ago in North Carolina. “I wouldn’t trade this property for a $250,000 mansion,” he said. More importantly to Halford, though, is the peace of mind provided by the familiar surroundings. “Memories aren’t so much,” he said. “My health is declining, and I know my way around here. I can get around in total darkness. I know the whole property. Peace and tranquility are worth a whole hell of a lot more to me than money.” Halford said he feared a nursing home might be his only alternative if he were forced to move. Having heard the stories of his daughter, who works in a nursing home, the prospect of spending his last years in an institution leaves him cold “I like what I’ve got, and I like living alone,” he said. “My family’s willing to come and help me, and I sure to hell ain’t gonna go to one of those nursing homes. Tell ‘em, please, just leave me the hell alone. I won’t be around long.”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Russell W. Halford (SS# issued in NC) was born 27 August 1921, last residence Gary, IN.

            See the obituary of his son Michkel J. Halford in this compilation.

            U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca. 1775–2006 (Ancestry.com) confirms his birth and death dates, and says he is buried in Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville, IN. He is listed as “CPL US Army World War II.”

            U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938–1946 (Ancestry.com) lists Russell W. Halford, born 1921 in SC, enlisted on 27 July 1942 at Fort Jackson, Columbia, SC.

            Many online family trees show Russell Waldron Halford, son of Posey Williamston Halford and Emma Bishop. Their memorials at Find A Grave list their respective middle names as Waldon and Williamson.

            His HALFORD lineage: Russell W. 1921 NC1, Posey W. 1883 NC2, David J. 1855 NC3, Francis A. 1821 NC4, David C. 1792 ?? 5, John 1765 VA6.

 

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RUTH ELLEN LIVELY KEMP ALFORD

Wife of Benjamin Franklin Alford, Jr., AAFA #0447

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Wednesday, 30 March 2005

 

            Ruth E. Lively Alford 70, of Indianapolis, passed away Monday, March 28, 2005. She was born September 17, 1934 in Palestine, TX.

            She was a homemaker as well as a member of D.A.R. and West Lawn United Methodist Church, West Lawn, PA.

            Arrangements have been entrusted to Flanner & Buchanan Oaklawn Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Elizabeth Home, 2500 Churchman Avenue.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Benjamin F. Alford, Jr. and daughter, Carol Ketelle.

            She is survived by her son, Benjamin F. Alford, III (Sarah); daughters: Kay Quatroche (John) and Dolly Sumrow (Steven); sister, Mary Annette Goodman; brother, Thomas Lively; nine grandchildren & one great grandchild.

 

In another article:

 

READING TIMES/READING EAGLE

Reading, Berks Co., PA—Thursday, 31 March 2005

 

            Ruth E. (Lively) Alford, 70, Indianapolis, formerly of Wyomissing [Berks Co., PA], died March 28 in the Westminster Village, Indianapolis.

            Her husband, Benjamin F. Alford Jr., died in 2003.

            She was born in Palestine, Texas. Alford was a member of the West Lawn United Methodist Church.

            Surviving are a son, Benjamin F. III, Knoxville, Tenn.; and two daughters: Kay (Alford) Quatroche, Indianapolis, and Dolly (Alford) Sunrow, Katy, Texas.

            Other survivors include a sister, Mary Annette (Lively) Goodman, San Angelo, Texas; and a brother, Thomas Lively, Daytona Beach, Fla. There are also nine grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

            She was predeceased by a daughter, Carol (Alford) Ketelle.

            The Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Center, Indianapolis, is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruth E. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 17 Sept 1934, last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            See the obituary of her husband, Benjamin Franklin Alford Jr., in this compilation.

            Ruth is listed as Ruth E. Kemp in her husband’s obituary. Her first husband, _____ Kemp, was the father of her daughters Kay and Dolly. Benjamin Franklin Alford III and Carolyn Denise Alford Ketelle are her stepchildren.

 

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RUTH MARIE BAKER ALVORD

 

THE NEWS-SENTINEL

Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN—6 March 1995

 

            Ruth M. Alvord 71, of Columbia City died Saturday in Parkview Memorial Hospital.

            The Bradford, Pa., native was former traffic manager for WTVT-TV, Channel 13, in Tampa, Fla., and widow of Glenn H., who died in 1984.

            Surviving are a son, Sam J. of Columbia City; sisters, Lucy Baker of Tampa and Barbara Backer of Limestone, N.Y.; a brother, Miles Baker of Limestone; and two grandchildren.

            Services are 11 a.m. tomorrow in Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City, where calling is 5 to 8 p.m. today. Burial will be in Nolt Cemetery.

            Preferred memorials are gifts to Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Disorders Foundation.

 

Photo from Nolt Cemetery, Columbia City, Whitley Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dave McCoy

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruth M. Alvord (SS# issued in NY) was born 12 Nov 1923, last residence Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN.

            See the obituary of her son Sam Jess Alvord in this compilation, which includes her middle name.

 

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RUTH U. DIEHL ALFORD

 

HERALD & REVIEW

Decatur, Macon Co., IL—Monday, 3 July 2000

 

            Ruth U. Alford, 76, Rushville, Ind., housekeeper, mother of Richard Alford of Decatur, died Sunday (July 2, 2000).

            Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Moster & Cox Mortuary, Rushville. Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Burial: Goddard Cemetery, Rush County, Ind.

 

Photo from Goddard Cemetery, Rush Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Judy Barmann

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruth U. Alford (SS# issued in NJ) was born 11 Oct 1923, last residence not listed.

 

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SALLIE MURRER ALFORD

 

DAILY BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Friday, 3 November 1961

 

FORTVILLE—Funeral services for Mrs. Sallie Alford, 71, Fortville, who died Wednesday [November 1] as the result of injuries suffered the previous day in an automobile accident near Indianapolis, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Paul C. Cory Funeral Home in Fortville.

            The Rev. Everett Landrey, pastor of the Fortville Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Gravel Lawn Cemetery at Fortville. Friends are being received at the funeral home.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by: the husband, Ward; three daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Russell, Anderson; and Mrs. Virginia Heche and Mrs. Barbara Lewark, both of Fortville; four sons, Murray Alford, Pendleton, and Robert, James and Jerry Alford, all of Fortville; a brother, Claude Murrer, Anderson; 21 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; six nieces, Mrs. Frank Stears and Mrs. Fred Wright, both of Fortville; Mrs. Galen Funk, Muncie; Mrs. R. Wright Dusten, Fort Myers Beach, Fla.; and Mrs. George Tollen and Mrs. James R. Day, both of Anderson, and a nephew, Jack Seltlemier, Anderson.

 

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Photo from Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jennefer Burk

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her children Barbara Isabelle Alford Lewark, James Ward Alford, Thomas Jerry Alford, and Virginia Alberta “Gino” Alford Heche; and of her brother-in-law Herbert Clarence Alford in this compilation.

            From Ancestry family trees: Sallie was born 26 Jan 1890 in Hancock Co., IN, the daughter of Freeborn G. Murrer and Isabella Pettigrew.

            The last name of some members of this family is spelled Allford in various records.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Thomas Ward 1888 IN1, John Lambert 1835 IN2, John Lambert 1802 VA3, John 1773 VA4, John 1732 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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SAM JESS ALVORD

 

THE NEWS-SENTINEL

Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN—6 April 2005

 

            Sam Jess Alvord, 59, of Columbia City, died Monday, April 4, 2005.

            Surviving are his wife, Judy J. Alvord of Columbia City; sons, Cory A. (Melissa T.) Alvord of Butler and Glenn L. (Michelle D.) Alvord of Columbia City; and two grandchildren, Klarrissa and Klayton Aughinbaugh of Columbia City. He was preceded in death by his parents; and several aunts and uncles.

            Funeral service is 2 p.m. Friday at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City, where visitation is from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and a Masonic twilight memorial service is at 8 p.m. Burial at Nolt Cemetery, Columbia City. Memorials to Parkview Home Health & Hospice.

 

In another article:

 

DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home

Columbia City, Whitley Co., IN—_____ April 2005

 

 

            Sam Jess Alvord, age 59, of Columbia City, IN 46725 died at 9:00 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2005 at his home. He was born in Bradford, PA on September 13, 1945 to Ruth Marie & Glen Heath Alvord. As a young boy, he lived in Bradford, PA until age 3 when he moved to Tampa, FL, moving to Columbia City, IN in 1976. He graduated from Montverde Academy, Montverde, FL with the Class of 1963.

            He was united in marriage to Judy Jean Miller on January 11, 1974 at Monticeia Presbyterian Church, Tampa, FL.

            He worked for funeral homes in Tampa, FL for 10 years, Tampa Wholesale Liquors, Essex, Columbia City, IN, Dana Corporation for 25 years, Westville Correction as a Sergeant of security for 5 years during the recession, returned to Dana and the Sheriff’s Reserves for 8 years from 1991-1999. His memberships included South Whitley Masonic Lodge #510, Columbia City Eagles and the Columbia City Moose.

            Survivors include his wife, Judy J. Alvord of Columbia City; sons, Cory A. Melissa T. Alvord of Butler, IN and Glenn L. Michelle D. Alvord of Columbia City; 2 grandchildren, Klarrissa and Klayton Aughinbaugh of Columbia City. His parents, several aunts and uncles preceded him in death.

            Visitation will be held from 2-4 and 6-9 p.m. with a twilight memorial service at 8 p.m. conducted by South Whitley Masonic Lodge #510 on Thursday, April 7, 2005 at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City, IN. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2005 at the funeral home with Reverend Ken Weaver, Parkview Home Health & Hospice, officiating.

            Burial will be at Nolt Cemetery, Columbia City....

 

Photo from Nolt Cemetery, Columbia City, Whitley Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dave McCoy

Inscription says: Married Jan. 11, 1974

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Sam J. Alvord (SS# issued in FL), last residence Columbia City, Whitley Co., IN.

            See the obituary of his mother, Ruth Marie Baker Alvord.

 

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SAMUEL JUSTUS ALFORD

 

DAILY BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Monday, 4 February 1957

 

FORTVILLE—Sam Alford, 73, Ingalls, died Sunday night [February 3] in the Hancock County Memorial Hospital after a 10-day illness.

            He is survived by his widow, Fern; two daughters, Mrs. Anna McKeeman, Mohawk; Miss Patty Alford; Ingalls; one son, Charles, Indianapolis; three sisters, Mrs. Clara Whitaker, Mrs. Nora Jones and Mrs. Cora Moroska, all of Greenfield, one brother, Lafe Alford, also of Greenfield, 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren

            The body was taken to the Paul C. Cory Funeral Home in Fortville where friends may call after 6 o’clock this evening. The funeral services will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with the Rev. L. Metcalf Miller in charge. Burial will be in McCordsville Cemetery.

 

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Photo from McCordsville Cemetery, McCordsville, Hancock Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Colleen Sanders Brown

 

AAFA NOTES: The last name of some members of this family is spelled Allford in various records.

            Samuel’s middle name is spelled Justice in some records.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Samuel Justus 1883 IN1, Marion Bruce 1858 IN2, Samuel 1837 IN3, John Lambert 1802 VA4, John 1773 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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SANDRA KAY PHILLIPS ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—16 November 1999

 

            Sandra Kay Phillips Alford, 61, Indianapolis, died Nov. 11. She was a warehouse worker 13 years for Polygram.

            Services: 1 p.m. Nov. 16 in G.H. Herrmann South East Street Funeral Home. Burial: Floral Park Cemetery.

            Survivors: children Tessie Weekly, Tamara Brink Thomas, Cheryl Brown Vermillion, John R. Edwards Jr., William T. Alford Jr. 11 grandchildren 13 great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sandra K. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 3 June 1938, last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

 

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SANDRA VANPELT ALFRED

 

POST-TRIBUNE

Gary, Lake Co., IN—20 February 2013

 

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            Alfred, Sandra V. Age 69 of Gary, IN, passed away Sunday, February 17, 2013 at her home with her loving family by her side.

            She was born to the late Billy and Evelyn Vanpelt on May 9, 1943 in Jonesboro, AR.

            She is preceded in death by her grandparents, Pink and Pearl Roger, Moses and India Vanpelt; husband, Harry Alfred, Jr.; parents, Billy and Evelyn Vanpelt; one sister, Billie Jean Tipton, and one sister-in-law, Millie Vanpelt.

            Sandra leaves to cherish her memory, her loving daughter, Harriett C. Alfred of Connecticut; three sisters, Pamela (Jerry) Woodard of Jonesboro, AR, Darlene (Phillip) Bullocks of Kansas City, Missouri and Belinda (Howard) Young of Kansas City, Kansas; four brothers, Earl Hugh Vanpelt, Bernard (Esther) Vanpelt, Nathaniel R. Vanpelt and Donald E. Vanpelt; one uncle, Moses Vanpelt, Jr. and 14 children of Chicago, IL; one aunt, Mattie Ruth Vanpelt and family of Fort Wayne, IN; niece, Sharon Vanpelt and family, Tonya Brown and family, Joy Hawkins and family, Angela Shelton, LaDhana Brown and family, Jessica Bullocks, India Young and Sidney Rae Vanpelt; nephews, Bernard L. Vanpelt Jr. and family, Nathaniel Vanpelt Jr. and family, Quinton Woodard and family, Arvin Vanpelt and family, Phillip Bullocks, Jr; Dr. Michael Vanpelt and family, Lee J. Woodard, Bernard Vanpelt, III and family, Howard Young Jr; Donald Vanpelt Jr., and a host of other cousins, niece, nephews, relatives and friends.

            Sandra accepted Christ at an early age at St. Paul AME Church in Jonesboro, AR and later united with First AME Church where she was a member of the Gospel Chorus, Chancel Choir, Missionary, Elite Matrons, Mortgage, Bwiners, Trustee Board, and Allen Day Tea Committee. Sandra taught at Tolleston School for 34 years until her retirement in June, 2000. After retirement, she became an active member of several bridge clubs and enjoyed the company of many players.

            Visitation will be Thursday, February 21, 2013 from 4 to 8 p.m. in the Main Chapel at the Ridgelawn Funeral Home, 4201 West Ridge Road, Gary, IN 46408 (219) 980-5555. The Celebration of Sandra V. Alfred’s Life will be Friday, February 22, 2013 at the First AME Church, 2001 Massachusetts Street, Gary, IN with Pastor Emanuel Vaughn officiating. Burial will be at the Ridgelawn Cemetery.

            Sandra will be deeply missed by loving family and dear friends. Also a special thanks to “the West Side Gang,” Margaret Hymes, Patricia Turner and Henrene Averitt for “Tender Loving Care.” God Grant Her Eternal Rest.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Sandra V. Alfred (SS# issued in AR), last residence not listed.

 

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SANDY L. KOONS ALFORD

 

HERALD BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—17 August 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

ELWOOD—Sandy L. (Koons) Alford, 45, Elwood, died Aug. 15, 1999, at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis after a brief illness.

            She was born Aug. 30, 1953, in Milan, the daughter of Ralph and Ruth M. (Stopher) Koons. She had been a resident of several Madison County communities, including Anderson, Alexandria, Summitville, Frankton and the last six years in Elwood.

            She was employed at the Green Acres Nursery & Landscaping Co. in Elwood. She was a 1972 graduate of Anderson High School.

            She was devoted to her family and friends with the highlight being her twin grandsons. Her zest of life for her family, friends and co-workers will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She loved her work with flowers, plants, etc. and she continued her work at home adding beauty to her own yard and residence.

            Survivors include her husband of 27 years, Robert E. Alford, whom she married Aug. 28, 1971; two daughters, Nichole (husband, Eric) DeLong of Elwood and Michelle (husband, Jason) DeLong of Alexandria; twin grandsons, Dalton Wayne DeLong and Derrick Lee DeLong, both of Elwood; mother, Ruth M. Koons of Alexandria; two sisters, Tammy (husband, James) Greer and Phyllis (husband, James) Cooper, both of Alexandria; mother-in-law, Juanita Soakie of California; sister-in-law, Karen Koons of Alexandria; five nieces; a nephew; and a great-niece.

            Her father, Ralph Koons, died Aug. 14, 1998; and a brother, Roger L. Koons, died July 31, 1988.

            Services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Noffze Funeral Home, Alexandria Chapel, with the Rev. Mike Adams of First Baptist Church of Alexandria officiating. Burial will be in Vinson Memorial Park Cemetery in Summitville....

 

Photo from Vinson Memorial Park Cemetery, Summitville, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Shirley Cox

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Sandy L. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence not listed.

 

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SARAH ANNE ALFORD SWART

 

GOSHEN TIMES

Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—Thursday, 8 March 1888

 

            Mrs. Piebe Swart died yesterday afternoon at her home three miles west of Waterford. Funeral will leave the house at 10 o’clock to-morrow, and the services will be conducted at the Christian church at Waterford.

 

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Photo from Violett Cemetery, Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Ashton

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Robert Alford Sr. 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 this compilation. We included the obituaries of her brothers Joseph F. Alford and Robert Alford Jr. in California Obituaries.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s Corrington Loyal Alford Collection, Fifth Section. From this document: “Sara A. Alford (Swart)—she was born in Monroe County, Virginia, Dec. 5, 1832. She married Mr. Phebe Swart, Feb. 12, 1856. He was born in Netherlands, Holland, Dec. 5, 1835 and by occupation a farmer and Ex. Co. Supt. of Public Schools and they resided at Goshen, Indiana, where she died Feb. 29, 1888 in her 56th year. They had six children.” These dates conflict with the dates on her gravestone and in her obituary.

            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: Sarah Ann 1833 VA1, Robert 1805 VA2, Henry 1778 VA3, John 1735 Ireland4.

 

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SARAH ANNE PRICE ALFORD

 

Source unknown

Zionsville, Boone Co., IN—_____ June 1911

 

Passed Away Saturday at Home of Daughter, Aged 91 Years.

 

            Sarah A. Alford was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, April 28, 1820, and died June 17, 1911, aged 91 years, 1 month and 20 days. She was married to Jonathan Alford, December 25, 1839. Eight children were born to them, Mrs. Minerva Carter, Mrs. T.P. Mills, Mrs. S.P. Essex, James T. and W B. Alford, who survive her, and Mrs. B.P. Head, Mrs. J. Feeman and little Belle Alford, who have preceded her, the last having died in infancy. Fourteen grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren live to bless her memory.

            She was of English descent, her mother, father and four brothers having been born in England. Mrs. Alford has lived in and near Zionsville since her young girlhood and hence was well and widely known. She joined the M.E. church when 14 years of age and has been a constant and consistent member of the same for the past 77 years. Her husband died in March, 1884.

            Funeral services were held at the M. E. church at 2 p.m. Monday, conducted by

Rev. H.C. Weston of Winamac, former pastor here, assisted by the pastor, Rev. A.P. DeLong. Interment was had in Zionsville cemetery, south of town. The public extends its sympathies to the bereaved family.

 

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Photo from Zionsville Cemetery, Zionsville, Boone Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Christine Pellor

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Jonathan C. Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son James Tennyson Alford in South Dakota Obituaries.

 

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SARAH CART ALFORD

 

GOSHEN TIMES

Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—Thursday, 26 February 1880

 

DEATH OF MRS. SARAH CART ALFORD

 

            Sarah Cart was born in Monroe county, Va., May 5th, 1809; was married to Robert Alford, in the same county, October 11th, 1827, and soon after they became members of the Presbyterian church, of which Mrs. Alford was a constant member up to the time of her death. In 1835, she, with her husband, moved to this county, where she lived until her death, which took place at her residence in Elkhart township, February 17th, 1880. The deceased was 70 years, 9 months, and 12 days old when she died. She was married 52 years, 4 months and six days.

            For eighteen months past she was a victim to that dreadful disease, paralysis, but she bore her sufferings with untiring patience, never complaining, although she was unable to speak for two weeks before she died. She was a true wife and a devoted mother. Then let us hope in the language of Scripture, “I go to prepare a place for you,” in the golden Summer land. Father, children and mother will gather again in a sweet re-union where parting will be no more.

            The deceased was the mother of Mrs. W.H. Miller, of this city. She was buried in the Waterford graveyard, February 19th, Rev. H.L. Vannuys preaching her funeral sermon.

 

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Photo from Violett Cemetery, Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Ashton

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Robert Alford Sr.; and children 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 this compilation. We included the obituaries of her sons Joseph F. Alford and Robert Alford Jr. in California Obituaries.

 

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SARAH J. MALONE ALFORD

 

ELKHART TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—22 January 1929

 

            Mrs. John Alford, 76, died at her home three miles south of Granger, following a month’s illness from influenza.

            Mrs. Alford was born Dec 29, 1850 in Holmes county, Ohio, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Malone. She moved to Indiana with her parents at the age of 13. Her marriage to Mr. Alford took place Dec. 8, 1880

            She is survived by her husband, two sons, Newton Alford, of 1217 Columbia avenue, and Albert Alford, at home; and five grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held at the home at 1:30 Thursday afternoon, with the Rev. Mr. Willard of the Pentecostal church, South Bend, in charge. Burial will be in the Goshen Cemetery.

 

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Photos from Oakridge Cemetery, Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Ashton

In front of the large Alford monument, left to right: Elizabeth, Royal, Sarah, John

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, John Newton Alford; and sons Albert L. Alford and Newton Orvil Alford in this compilation.

 

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SARAH MARGARET ALFORD WEBBER

 

COURIER & PRESS

Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN—Sunday, 5 August 2001

 

WASHINGTON [Daviess Co.], IN—Sarah Margaret Alford Webber, 85, died on Saturday, August 4, 2001, at her home.

            Survivors include four daughters, Carolyn Kearns of Easton, Maryland, Sharon Grannan of Lima, Ohio, Janet McGee of Washington, and Donna Hendrick of Cannelburg; a son, Jack Webber of Newburgh; two sisters, Cleo Brochin and Rose Theroff, both of Washington; 13 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, William Eric Webber, in 1964, and a daughter, Shirley Ann Webber, in infancy.

            Lee Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Saint Johns Cemetery, Washington, Daviess Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Photo posted May 2013

Waiting for permission from Cynthia Stuffle Sellers – emailed 1/13/2014

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sarah M. Webber (SS# issued in IN) was born 24 Jan 1916, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Cleophas Agnes “Cleo” Alford Brochin, Richard Thomas Alford, and Rose Eileen Alford Theroff in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother James Andrew “Max” Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Sarah Margaret 1916 IN1, Thomas Everett 1885/1884 IN2, James M. 1857 OH3, Isaac 1834 OH4, Oliver 1789 MA5, Elijah 1757 MA6, Elijah 1732 CT7, Josiah 1696 CT8, Josiah 1649 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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SCEOLA BELLE TOWER ALFORD

 

Cyrus and Sceola Belle Tower Alford

Photo from Thomas W. Humphrey’s MyOwnTree (Ancestry.com) - used with permission

 

ANDERSON HERALD

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Wednesday, 27 January 1954

 

            Final rites for Mrs. Belle Alford, 91, who died Monday [January 25] at the Pilgrim Holiness Old People’s Home, Frankfort [Clinton Co., IN], will be conducted this morning at the church home, Frankfort.

            Interment will be in East Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson.

            She was the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs. M.F. Tower [sic: N.F.], and was a former Anderson resident.

 

AAFA NOTES: From Indiana Marriages: Sceola B. Tower married Cyrus Alford on 5 May 1889 in Franklin Co.

            From Ancestry family trees: Sceola Belle Tower was the daughter of Nathaniel Fayette Tower and Rachel Stevens.

            Cyrus was the son of John and Ann Alford, both born PA.

            Cyrus Alford (1855–1925) and Sceola (1862–1954) are buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, Madison Co., IN.

 

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SELMA LEONE ALFORD

 

ELKHART TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—30 November 1966

 

            Thelma [sic] Leone Alford, formerly of 430 Aspenwald, died in a Fort Wayne hospital at 1 a.m. today.

            She was born on Aug 12, 1907, in Elkhart and is survived by a sister, Mrs. William H. (Evelyn) Schult.

            Friends may call at the Stemm-Bale Funeral Home from 3 to 5 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday. Funeral services will be held there at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Garth Shepard of Castle EUB officiating. Burial will be in Gracelawn Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Grace Lawn Cemetery, Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Ashton

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her father, James E. Alford; and grandfather, George Washington Alford in this compilation.

            Although she is listed as Thelma in her obituary, her gravestone and her father’s obituary list her as Selma.

            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: Selma Leone 1907 IN1, James E. 1858 IN2, George Washington 1830 VA3, Robert 1805 VA4, Henry 1778 VA5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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SHERRA MAE ALFORD

 

SHELBYVILLE NEWS

Shelbyville, Shelby Co., IN—29 November 2008

 

            Sherra Mae Alford, 71, of Flat Rock died Thursday, Nov. 27, 2008.

            Born May 21, 1937, in Shelbyville, she was the daughter of W. Harold and Ruth (Keith) Alford.

            Survivors include her sisters, Ruth (husband, Robert) Smith of Edinburgh, Jane Alford of Flat Rock and Alicia (husband, Larry) Platt of Sugar Hill, Ga.; 30 nieces and nephews; 50 great-nieces and -nephews; and seven great-great-nieces and -nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Barbara Taylor; brothers, Robert “Pete” Alford, Donald “Jim” Alford, Paul “Sam” Alford and Ronald “Ronnie” Alford; a great-niece; and a great-nephew.

            Ms. Alford was a lifelong Shelby County resident. She retired from Plastic Moldings Co. in 1999. She previously had been employed for many years at Overhead Door and the former Garment Factory.

            Ms. Alford loved camping and collecting lighters. She also enjoyed spending time with her family.

            Visitation will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Freeman Family Funeral Homes, Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Chapel, 819 S. Harrison St.

            Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Kirby Rupp officiating.

            Interment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association, 6100 W. 96th St., Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46278; or the Columbus area Downs Syndrome Support Group, Post Office Box 1732, Columbus, IN 47202-1732.

            Online condolences may be sent to www.freemanfamilyfuneralhomes.com.

 

Photo from Forest Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville, Shelby Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donna Hardebeck

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Sherra Mae Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Flat Rock, Shelby Co., IN.

            See the obituary of her brother Donald J. “Jimbo” Alford in this compilation.

            In 1940 the family is listed in Shelbyville, Shelby Co., IN, household #271: William H. Alford, age 29 b. MO, city street department laborer; his wife Etta Mae Ruth 31 IN; daughters Sherra Mae 2 IN, and Loletta Ruth 1 IN; and stepdaughter Barbara M. Williams 5 IN.

 

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SHERRY ANN ALLFORD COLLINS

 

Seals Funeral Home & Cremation Services

Fortville, IN—_____ March 2012

 

            Sherry A. (Allford) Collins, 76, of Fortville passed away March 11, 2012 at her home. She was born January 19, 1936 in Hancock County to the late Carl S. and Lucille (Burk) Allford and was a 1954 graduate of Fortville High School. Sherry was a member of the Fortville Christian Church and an honorary retired member of Psi Iota Xi. She also owned and published the Fortville Community Shopper for over 25 years. She loved watching her grandchildren play sports, was an avid basketball fan – especially IU - and enjoyed attending Ball State softball games.

            Sherry is survived by her husband Dale “Dick” Collins, whom she married September 5, 1957; daughter Jane (Michael) White; son Jeffery (Janet) Collins; grandchildren Alyssa (fiancée J.D. Hill) Collins and Jason Collins all of Fortville; brother Wayne (Carolyn) Allford of Greenfield; and several nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her parents and her Aunt Mary Ginder.

            Friends may call on Friday, March 16, 2012 from 4 – 8 pm at Seals Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Fortville. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 10:00 am in the chapel at Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at www.sealsfuneralhome.com.

 

Photo from Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jennefer Burk

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Carl Shelton Allford and Agnes Lucile Burk Allford, in this compilation.

            Her middle name is from “Allford, Burk, Basey, Hendrix, etc Families” family tree on Ancestry.com.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her ALLFORD lineage: Sherry Ann 1936 IN1, Carl Shelton 1912 IN2, John Raymond 1892 IN3, John L. 1862 IN4, Samuel 1837 IN5, John Lambert 1802 VA6, John 1773 VA7, John [ALFORD] 1732 VA8, John 1696 ??9.

 

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SHIRLEY ANNE HOLT ALFORD

 

DAILY REPORTER

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Friday, 29 January 2010

 

 

            Shirley Anne Alford joined her family in heaven unexpectedly on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010, following a brief illness.

            Shirley was born at home in Anderson, on Sept. 30, 1933, to her loving parents Tyner and Ina Mae Holt. She married her life long partner and best friend Walter Alford on June 26, 1953.

            Shirley was a graduate of Greenfield High School and worked at Western Electric until becoming a mother to the 1st of her three daughters, Connie Jo Alford of Greenfield, Cynthia Lee Alford-Foster of Greenfield and Sharrie Lin Alford-McConnell of Willow Branch. After raising her daughters to their teens, Shirley returned to work in 1974 for the Greenfield-Central Schools where she was a “grandmother” to many students and retired after 33 years of service in 2007. Shirley is also survived by a brother, Dr. Richard Holt of San Antonio, Texas; four grandchildren; three great grandchildren; one niece; one nephew; seven great nieces and nephews.

            Walter was received in heaven on May 4, 2004. Shirley also has a grandson Gary Adam McConnell waiting for his grandmother since his passing in July of 2006.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday Feb. 1, 2010, at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Pasco Chapel in Greenfield. Burial will follow at Eden Cemetery in Greenfield. Friends may call at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until time of service on Monday.

            Memorial contributions may be made to: American Red Cross, P.O. Box 66630, Indianapolis, IN 46266-6630.

            Online condolences may be shared at www.stillingerfamilyfuneralhome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Shirley Anne Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN.

            See the obituary of her husband, Walter G. Alford, in this compilation, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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SIMS ALFORD

 

THE TIMES

Munster, Lake Co., IN—Sunday, 7 October 2001

 

            Alford, Sims, 71, of Gary [Lake Co., IN], formerly of Mer Rouge [Morehouse Parish], La., passed away Sept. 30. Visitation 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at Smith, Bizzell, Warner & Son Funeral Home, Gary. Services at 11 a.m. Monday at Davis Memorial AME Church, Gary. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery, Gary.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sims Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 27 May 1930, last residence Gary, IN.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Hazel Belle Alford; and his son Kenneth Quinn Alford in this compilation.

 

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STEVEN EUGENE ALFORD

 

HERALD BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—_____ September 2006

 

 

            Steven E. Alford, 46, Anderson, died Sept. 4, 2006, at his residence.

            He was born April 14, 1960, in Anderson, and resided most of his life in Anderson, growing up in Pendleton.

            Survivors include his fiancée, Dolly Tullis of Anderson; his mother, Phyllis J. (Gamble) Alford of Markleville; two daughters, Darcie and Tracie; two brothers, Michael (wife, Robyne) Alford of Pendleton and Gary (wife, Marge) Alford of Bryceville, Fla., two sisters, Teresa (husband, Bob) Ryle of Alexandria and Tammy Park of Markleville; several grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

            He was preceded in death by his father, Norman E. Alford, in 1993.

            A graveside service will be held in 2 p.m. Monday at Mendon Cemetery, south of Pendleton….

            Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Serice and Crematory, Lahm Chapel, 211 E. State St., Pendleton….

FAG photo requested 1/11/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Steven E. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Markleville, Madison Co., IN.

            See the obituary of his grandmother, Elsie Grace Maroska Allford, in this compilation.

            Members of this family spell their last name Allford and Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Steven Eugene 1960 IN1, Norman Eugene 1929 IN2, Jesse Milton 1885 IN3, Marion Bruce 1858 IN4, Samuel 1837 IN5, John Lambert 1802 VA6, John 1773 VA7, John 1732 VA8, John 1696 ??9.

 

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SUE ANN WIHEBRINK ALFORD

 

DAILY REPORTER

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Tuesday, 26 May 2009

 

            Sue Ann (Wihebrink) Alford, 83, Fortville, died Sunday, May 24, 2009, at home. Mrs. Alford was born on April 17, 1926 in Anderson, to the late Joseph and Amanda (Funk) Wihebrink.

            She is survived by son, Timothy (Lynn) Alford of Texas; son, Stephen (Susan) Alford of Lebanon, Ind.; son, Alan Alford of McCordsville; daughter, Virginia Alford of Indianapolis; ten grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, James Ward Alford.

            Friends may call from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Friday, May 29, 2009, at Seals Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Fortville. Private family burial will be held later. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 5635 W. 96th Street, Suite 100, Indianapolis, IN 46278. Online condolences may be shared at www.sealsfuneralhome.com.

 

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FORTVILLE-MCCORDSVILLE REPORTER

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—18 June 2009

 

Mrs. Sue Alford (center) shown with (From left): son Alan, daughter Virginia, son Steve, husband Jim and son Tim.

 

Woman loved big family, travel, crafts

By Chris Speckman

 

FORTVILLE—What started as a Girls Scout project ended up as a career for Sue Alford.

            For more than a decade, Mrs. Alford ran J & S Ceramics in Fortville with the help of her husband, Jim. She first took a liking to the hobby back when her daughter Virginia needed to earn an art badge for Girls Scouts.

            “She really enjoyed doing it at home,” her daughter Virginia said. “People always wanted to come paint with her. She loved being able to do it (as a job).”

            Mrs. Alford, 83, died on Sunday, May 24, at her home in Fortville after losing her battle with cancer. Along the way, she crafted a nice life for herself, working hard while still enjoying the company of those closest to her.

            Growing up with her three brothers, Virginia remembers her mother’s no-nonsense approach to parenting.

            “She was from the older school,” Virginia said. “She was a good mom, but you couldn’t get away with much.”

            While her children were young, Mrs. Alford served as a stay-at-home mom. When they were all off at school, she began working at Heche’s variety store, which was owned by relatives on her father’s side of the family.

            After an extended stint at Heche’s, Mrs. Alford opened up the ceramics shop out of her home before finding a different location in town years later.

            She retired from ceramics nearly 20 years ago, enabling her to spend more time traveling the country with her husband. The snowbirds spent most winters in Florida.

            Besides travel, Mrs. Alford also took pleasure in hosting family functions. Between her four children, 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren, she always had plenty of company to entertain.

            Even during her final months when her health deteriorated, Mrs. Alford spent her days surrounded by those she held dear.

            “She loved her family and friends,” Virginia said. “She loved being here in Fortville.”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Sue Ann Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Fortville, Hancock Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her husband, James Ward Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and son Albert Alan Alford in this compilation.

 

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SUE ELLEN JONES ALFORD

 

HERALD BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Saturday, 8 March 2008

 

 

PENDLETON—Sue Ellen (Jones) Alford, 65, of Pendleton, passed away March 5, 2008, in Indianapolis.

            She was born April 14, 1942, in Carthage, the daughter of George and Ruth (Moore) Jones. She married Roger Alford on June 17, 1961.

            Sue was a member of the Order of Eastern Star 138 and 154, White Shrine of Jerusalem, the Madison County Ladies’ Shrine Club, the Lions Club of Pendleton, the First Christian Church of Pendleton and Beta Sigma Phi. She had worked for the parks department of Pendleton.

            Survivors include her husband of 46 years, Roger Alford; daughters, Felicia (Byron) Dailey and Lisa (Roger) Davis; one niece and one nephew.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; and a sister, Martha Barksdale.

            Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Lahm Chapel, Pendleton. Memorial services will be conducted by the OES, Beta Sigma Phi and White Shrine of Jerusalem. Burial will be at Grove Lawn Cemetery....

 

Photo from Grove Lawn Cemetery, Pendleton, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Brenda Shanafelt

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Sue Ellen Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Pendleton, Madison Co., IN.

 

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SUSIE A. HUTCHINGS ALFORD

 

THE NEWS-SENTINEL

Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN—Monday, 27 May 1996

 

            Susie A. Alford, 86, of Liberty Center [Wells Co., IN] died Friday [May 24] in Wells Community Hospital. The Nathan, Ark., native retired in 1974 from Memcor in Huntington and was the widow of Walter, who died in 1973.

            Surviving are daughters, Helen White of Pike City, Ark., Maye G. Blair of Huntington, Erma Pequignot of Columbia City and B.J. Gray of Liberty Center; sons, J.W. of Delight, Ark., and James of Markle; a sister, Carrie Conatser of Murfreesboro, Ark.; brothers, Thomas Hutchings of Russellville, Ark., and Mack Hutchings of Benton, Ark.; 23 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.

            Local calling is 2 to 8 p.m. today in Thoma/Rich, Hewitt & Chaney Funeral Home, Bluffton. Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday in First Christian Church, Murfreesboro. Memorials are to the American Heart Association.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Susie Alford (SS# issued in AR) was born 3 Feb 1910, last residence Liberty Center, Wells Co., IN.

 

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THELMA ALFORD STEARS

 

COMMUNITY SHOPPER

Fortville, Hancock Co., IN—7 December 1991

 

FORTVILLE—Thelma Stears, 89, 109 N. Main St. Fortville, died Saturday in St. John’s Medical Center following a long illness.

            She was born in Fortville and was head librarian at the Fortville Carnegie Library for 46 years. She retired in 1981. She was a member of Fortville United Methodist Church for 72 years and was a charter member of Psi Iota Xi Sorority.

            Her husband, Frank Stears, died in 1960.

            She is survived by a sister, Gladys Funk, of Fortville.

            Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Ross & Tate Funeral Home in Fortville…. Burial will be in Gravel Lawn Cemetery at Fortville….

 

Photo from Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jennefer Burk

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Thelma A. Stears (SS# issued in IN) was born 17 March 1902, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her father, Herbert Clarence Alford; and sister Gladys Vera Alford Funk in this compilation.

            The last name of some members of this family is spelled Allford in various records.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Thelma 1902 IN1, Herbert Clarence 1871 IN2, John Lambert 1835 IN3, John Lambert 1802 VA4, John 1773 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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THOMAS ALFORD

 

Source unknown

Madison, Jefferson Co., IN—_____ October 1941

 

            Swiftly and silently the death angel has entered our midst and removed a respected citizen, loyal neighbor & a loving father and husband. Thomas Alford the only child of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Alford was born 7-27-1874 near Richmond, KY. On 4-11-1895 he was united in marriage to Miss Lucinda Powell who survives him. To this happy union 11 children were born & he with his faithful wife, have had the pleasure & privilege of raising them to maturity. Mr. Alford & his family have resided at their present home in Indiana the past 23 years, where he has been an industrious and successful farmer. About 3 years ago he was a patient at the Kings Daughters Hospital, Madison, Ind., but he never fully regained his health. Apparently while sleeping Saturday night at 10:00 - 10-18-1941 he quietly fell asleep at the age of 67 years 2 months & 2 days.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his children Charles George Alford, Elmer Taft Alford, and Viola Alford Laib Proctor in this compilation.

            On his WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), Thomas Alford says he was born July 27, 1874. He is living in Campbellsburg, Carroll Co., KY, and he names his wife, Lucinda Alford, as his nearest relative. Campbellsburg is in Henry Co., and it’s not clear why it was listed in Carroll Co. on the registration.

            Thomas (John T. in 1900) Alford was married to Lucinda Powell born 1876 KY. According to birth records of the 11 children, the family seemed to go back and forth between Madison Co. KY and Henry Co. KY (even though the obituary says Charles G. was a native of Marshall Co.?) with no apparent reason for the movement although it was probably work-related. They were in Henry Co. in 1900 and Madison Co. in 1910. In 1920, they had moved across the Ohio River into Switzerland County, IN. They seem to have remained there, or at least most of them seem to be buried there per Switzerland Co. IN Cemetery Inscriptions, 1817-1985. Thomas died in 1941 and Lucinda died in 1949; they are buried in the old section of the New Liberty Cemetery, East Enterprise, Switzerland Co., IN.

 

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THOMAS ALFORD

 

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

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Tuesday, 15 August 1911

 

            The body of Thomas A. Alford, who died Sunday [August 13] at San Francisco, Cal., where he has been for two years seeking to better his health, will be brought to the home of his father-in-law, T.G. Lamb, 2902 North Illinois street, for the burial services.

            Mr. Alford lived in Indianapolis for several years, his home being at 2407 North Meridian street. He was engaged in the oil business, having offices at 143 West Georgia street. Because of ill health he left here for Lemon Grove [San Diego Co.], Cal., where he lived until he removed to San Francisco a short time ago.

            No arrangements have been made for the funeral.

            Mr. Alford is survived by a widow.

 

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INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Wednesday, 16 August 1911

 

CONFUSION IN ADDRESS

 

            The body of Thomas Alford, a former resident of Indianapolis, who died Sunday in San Francisco, is expected to arrive soon in Indianapolis, when arrangements will be made for the funeral at the home of Mr. Alford’s father-in-law, T.G. Lamb, 2902 North Illinois street. Due to a misunderstanding as to the address, The Star was in error in stating in a previous account of the death that Mr. Alford lived at 2407 North Meridian street.

            Thomas A. Alford, who is connected with the Kiefer Drug Company, resides at 2407 North Meridian street. The Thomas Alford who died had been engaged in the oil business, and had lived in the West for the last two years

 

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INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Saturday, 19 August 1911

 

            Funeral service of Thomas Alford of Lemon Grove, Cal., will be held Monday, Aug. 21, at 2:30 p.m. at residence of T.B. Lamb, 2902 North Illinois street, Indianapolis, Ind. Burial, Crown Hill; friends invited.

 

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Photo from Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jeff Van Osdol

 

AAFA NOTES: In 1900 Thomas Alford is a roomer, single age 34 born Aug 1865 in PA, living in Salamonie, Huntington Co., IN. His occupation was “oil producer.”

            In 1900 Margaret B. Lamb, single age 18 born Jan 1882 in OH, is living with father parents, Thomas G. Lamb and his wife Jennie in Salamonie, Huntington Co., IN.

            On 25 Nov 1901 Thomas Alford married Margaret Land [sic] in Huntington Co., IN [FamilySearch.org].

            In 1910 Thomas, age 46 born PA, and his wife Margaret, age 30 born OH, are living in Lemon Grove, San Diego Co., CA.

 

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THOMAS ASBURY ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Wednesday, 29 November 1922

 

            Thomas Asbury Alford, a partner and one of the managing directors of the Kiefer-Stewart Company and well known to the drug trade throughout the middle West, died of acute nephritis yesterday afternoon at his home, 3424 Central avenue. He was 50 years old. His entire business career, extending over 41 years, was with the wholesale drug concern of which he was one of the owners at his death.

            Mr. Alford was born at Zionsville, Ind., Oct. 29, 1863, the son of Ambrose and Josephine Spann Alford. His mother dying when he was 9 year old, he went to live with an aunt, Mrs. Margaret Spann of Anderson, Ind., with whom he made his home until he became associated with August Kiefer in 1881.

 

Developed Wholesale Trade

 

            Starting at the bottom, when the business was small, he developed with it throughout forty-one years, in which time he saw the wholesale section of Indianapolis grow from a small, unimportant factor, to one of the great distributing markets of the central West, and he has for many years been active in the Indianapolis wholesale trade promotion work. He was considered an authority on cigars and contributed largely to the development of one of the largest cigar departments in the country, in the interest of which he traveled extensively.

            He was a Scottish Rite Mason, a Kiwanian, and a member of the Indianapolis Country Club.

            In 1898, he married Miss Kathryn Gould, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lyman A. Gould of Mattoon, Ill., who, with a daughter, Miss Betty Gould Alford, survives him.

            The funeral services will be held at 11 o’clock Friday morning at the home. Burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery and will be private.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his mother, Josephine Bonaparte Spann Alford, in this compilation.

            Thomas married Kathryn Cordelia Gould on 21 Dec 1898 in Mattoon, Mattoon Twp., Coles, IL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Thomas Asbury 1863 IN1, Ambrose Asbury 1836 IN2, John 1786 PA3.

 

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THOMAS GREENE ALFORD

 

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

 

THE NEWS-SENTINEL

Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN—25 March 1919

 

LAFAYETTE, Ind., March 25—Prof. Thomas G. Alford, one of the best known members of Purdue university faculty, died today at the home of his daughter, Mrs. J.W. Pletz [Joy Muriel] of Lagrange, Ill. He was about 70 years old. Prof. Alford formerly was head of the mathematics department of Purdue university. He was graduated by Indiana university in 1871 and received his master of arts degree there in 1888. He taught at the Indiana state normal school at Terre Haute. In 1892 he became a member of Purdue university faculty and was retired from active duty in 1917.

 

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THE NEWS-SENTINEL

Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN—26 March 1919

 

HONORED EDUCATOR TO BE LAID TO REST AT LAFAYETTE

 

            Local alumni of Purdue university, who feel a personal sorrow in the death of Prof. Thomas G. Alford, which occurred at Lagrange, Ill., Tuesday, will be represented at Lafayette Thursday afternoon by several members who will attend the funeral services for the honored educator. A number of local men who formerly attended Purdue knew Prof. Alford personally from their college days, and others met him on the occasion of his visit here some time ago to address the local Purdue Alumni association.

            Prof. Alford was one of the best known members of the Purdue faculty. He became connected with the school in 1892 and was retired n 1917. At the time of his death he was 70 years of age.

 

AAFA NOTES: On his 1903 U.S. Passport Application [Ancestry.com], Thomas Greene Alford states that he was born 26 March 1852 in Alfordsville, Daviess Co., IN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Thomas Greene 1852 IN1, Franklin 1815 VA2, James 1791 VA3, John 1768 VA4, Thomas 1736 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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THOMAS JERRY ALFORD

 

COMMUNITY SHOPPER

Fortville, Hancock Co., IN—6 December 1994

 

FORTVILLE—T. Jerry Alford, 62, died Dec. 6, 1994, at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield.

            Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Diana K. (Douglas) Alford; a daughter, Lori R. Heinzman; a son, Kevin S. Alford; two sisters, Mrs. Ivan (Virginia “Gino”) Heche and Mrs. Charles (Barbara) Lewark; a brother, James W. Alford; and a granddaughter.

            Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home with Dale Holzbauer, minister of Fortville Christian Church, officiating, assisted by Jack Goff. Burial be at Gravel Lawn Cemetery.

            Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

            Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

 

Photo from Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jennefer Burk

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Thomas J. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 8 May 1932, last residence, Fortville, Hancock Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Sallie Murrer Alford; and siblings Barbara Isabelle Alford Lewark, James Ward Alford, and Virginia Alberta “Gino” Alford Heche in this compilation.

            The last name of some members of this family is spelled Allford in various records.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Thomas Jerry 1932 IN1, Thomas Ward 1888 IN2, John Lambert 1835 IN3, John Lambert 1802 VA4, John 1773 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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THURZA THERESE BENSON ALFORD

 

KOKOMO TRIBUNE

Kokomo, Howard Co., IN—Monday, 20 September 1965

 

            Mrs. Thurza Alford, 68, Marion [Grant Co.], was killed Saturday [September 18] when her car was rammed by an auto pulling out of a driveway four miles north of La Fontaine [Wabash Co.].

 

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Photo from Gardens of Memory, Huntington, Huntington Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tombstoner & Family

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            Her husband was Lavern Phillip Alford. He and Thurza T. Benson were married on 19 Aug 1929 in Grant Co., IN.

            From Alford Family Tree, by AshleyAlford83: Thurza Therese Benson’s parents were Elvin Benson and Sarah Annis Bradford. Thurza was born 7 June 1898.

            In 1900 Salt Creek, Franklin Co., IN, Lavern Alford, age 8 born IN, is living with his parents, John R. and Katie Alford, and siblings Pearl, Daisy, and Earl.

 

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VICKY DARLENE ALFORD FISHER

 

Photo from Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers (many more photos online)

 

THE REPORTER

Lebanon, IN—Tuesday, 12 February 2013

 

            Vicky D. (Alford) Fisher, of Indianapolis, passed away Friday, Feb. 8, 2013.

Vicky was born Oct. 20, 1949, in Indianapolis, to John O. and Mildred L. Alford.

            She was preceded in death by her father, John Alford.

            She married Terry K. Fisher in August of 1969, and he survives. Also surviving are son, Bryan K. (Theresa) Fisher; daughter, Gretchen A. Fisher; two cherished grandchildren, Aidan Quinn Fisher and Cora Rose Fisher; her mother, Mildred L. (Nunn) Alford; sisters, Donna L. (Steven) Holloway of Avon, Sarah L. (Ralph) Isenhower of Mechanicsburg and Susan G. (Howard) Cundiff of Lebanon; brother, Michael O. Alford of Tarpon Springs, Fla.; and sister-in-law, Barbara Ellen Randall of Thorntown. Also surviving are her dear-to-heart uncle, Linal (Buck) Alford of Indianapolis; and with special thoughts to, a group of twins, triplets, cousins, nieces, nephews and second cousins.

            Vicky retired from Defense Finance and Accounting Service in July of 2011. She was a member of the St. Lawrence Catholic Church. There was nothing more that Vicky enjoyed than having cookouts for family and friends. She also enjoyed gardening, sewing, shopping and traveling to visit family.

            Special thanks go out from the family to an amazing group of women who helped her through these times at the Simon Cancer Center of IU, Dr. Romnee Clark, Beth Eyeadon, Whitney Misch, Nancy Kozman, Lisa Parks and Wendy Heck. Thank you all for your amazing care and consideration.

            Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. today, Feb. 12, at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 6950 E. 46th, Indianapolis. Burial will be in Lincoln Memory Gardens at 1 p.m. today.

            Online condolences may be made at www.flannerbuchanan.com.

FAG photo requested 12/12/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her father, John Oneal Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Vicky Darlene 1949 IN1, John Oneal 1925 KY2, William Granger 1902 KY3, Peter Henderson 1863 KY4, William Thomas 1838 KY5, William 1804 VA6, William 1775 VA7.

 

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VIOLA ALFORD LAIB PROCTOR

 

THE COURIER-JOURNAL

Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY—Friday, 29 June 1990

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

VEVAY [IN]—Viola Proctor, 72, of Swiss Villa Living Center, died Wednesday [June 27] at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison [IN]. She was a member of New Liberty Baptist Church in East Enterprise [IN].

            Survivors: a son, Lloyd Laib of Allensville; two brothers, Charles Alford of Aberdeen and Ernie Alford of East Enterprise; and a grandchild.

            Funeral: 11 a.m. Saturday, Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, with burial in New Liberty Cemetery in East Enterprise....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her father, Thomas Alford; and brothers Charles George Alford and Elmer Taft Alford in this compilation.

            Viola was born 28 Feb. 1918 in Henry Co., KY, to Thomas Alford and Lucinda Powell, but in the birth records is listed only as “infant of Thomas.” The family must have moved to Switzerland Co. IN just before 1920. Viola was the youngest of 11 children born in KY between 1896 and 1918.

            Her lineage: Viola 1918 KY1, Thomas 1874 KY2.

 

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VIRGIL JAMES ALFORD

 

KOKOMO TRIBUNE

Kokomo, Howard Co., IN—Tuesday, 13 April 1937

 

KILLED IN CROSSING CRASH

 

FRANKLIN, Ind., April 12—Virgil Alford, 47, was killed instantly late today in an automobile-train crash at a downtown Pennsylvania railroad crossing.

 

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KOKOMO TRIBUNE

Kokomo, Howard Co., IN—Tuesday, 13 April 1937

 

FRANKLIN, Ind., April 13—Authorities today studied possibility that Virgil Alford, 47, grocer killed instantly in an automobile-train collision here, failed to notice a warning signal.

 

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Photo from Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin, Johnson Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Carole Whittemore

 

AAFA NOTES: On his 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), Virgil James Alford was living in Franklin, Johnson Co., IN, age 27, born 19 Dec 1889 in Franklin, IN. He was a railroad track laborer and was married with a child.

            From Ancestry family trees: His wife was Anna Otis Baker.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy Known Descendants of James Alford & Lucy Bailey.

            His lineage: Virgil J. 1889 IN1, Samuel 1864 KY2, John 1836 KY3, Payton H. 1808 KY4, John 1782 VA5, Jacob 1757 VA6, James 1715 VA7.

 

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VIRGINIA ALBERTA “GINO” ALFORD HECHE

 

COMMUNITY SHOPPER

Fortville, Hancock Co., IN—_____ July 2000

 

FORTVILLE—Virginia A. “Gino” (Alford) Heche, 87, Fortville, died July 20, 2000, at Hancock Memorial Hospital in Greenfield

            She was a co-owner of Heche’s Store in Fortville for 54 years.

            Survivors include her husband of 65 years, Ivan D. Heche; sister, Barbara Lewark, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

            Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Gravel Lawn Cemetery with the Rev. Mark Cwyer officiating.

            Visitation will be 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday at Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home.

 

Photos from Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jennefer Burk

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Virginia A. Heche (SS# issued in IN) was born 30 May 1913, last residence Fortville, Hancock Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Sallie Murrer Alford; and siblings Barbara Isabelle Alford Lewark, James Ward Alford, and Thomas Jerry Alford in this compilation.

            Her middle name is from Ancestry family trees.

            The last name of some members of this family is spelled Allford in various records.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Virginia Alberta 1913 IN1, Thomas Ward 1888 IN2, John Lambert 1835 IN3, John Lambert 1802 VA4, John 1773 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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VIRGINIA R. FINLEY ALFORD

 

Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home

Lawrenceville, Lawrence Co., IL—_____ May 2012

 

            Virginia R. Alford, age 82, of Vincennes, IN (formerly of Lawrence County) passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes [Knox Co.], IN. She was born October 21, 1929 in Lawrenceville, IL the daughter of David Clarence and Elizabeth Jane (Carroll) Finley. She married Robert “Ray” Alford on May 3, 1946, and he survives.

            Virginia worked as a beautician and as a supervisor for a market research company in St. Louis.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, and two sisters. \  Survivors include her husband “Ray” of Vincennes, IN, one son Robert R. Alford, Jr. and wife Joyce, of Patoka, IN, one sister Edna Over of Dunkirk, IN, four grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

            Private graveside services were conducted with burial in May Chapel Cemetery [Lawrenceville].

 

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COURIER & PRESS

Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN—4 May 2012

 

            Virginia R. Alford, 82, of Vincennes, Ind., passed away May 2, 2012, in Vincennes, Ind. Survivors include her husband, Robert “Ray” Alford, of Vincennes, Ind.; one son, Robert R. Alford Jr., of Patoka, Ind.; one sister; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

            Private graveside services were conducted, with burial in May Chapel Cemetery. Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com.

 

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Photo from May Chapel Cemetery, Lawrenceville, Lawrence Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Felicia Foltz

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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WALTER G. ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Thursday, 6 May 2004

 

            Walter G. Alford 71, Greenfield, died May 4, 2004. Services: 11 a.m. May 8 in Pasco-Stillinger Funeral Home, Greenfield, with calling 4 to 8 p.m. May 7. Burial: Eden Cemetery, Greenfield.

 

Photo from Eden Cemetery, Eden, Hancock Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cathy Butcher Needham

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Walter G. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 3 June 1932, last residence Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN.

            See the obituary of his wife, Shirley Anne Holt Alford, in this compilation.

            Walter’s parents, William Clarence Alford and Leona Butcher, are also buried in Eden Cemetery.

            William C. Alford, age 9, is listed on the 1900 census with his parents, Shelton and Effie L. Alford, and his sister Flossie.

            From IN Marriages: Shelton A. Alford and Effie L. Roberts were married in Hancock Co., IN, on 29 Aug 1889.

            The last name of some members of this family is spelled Allford in various records.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Walter G. 1932 IN1, William Clarence 1890 IN2, Shelton Allen 1868 IN3, Samuel 1837 IN4, John Lambert 1802 VA5, John 1773 VA6, John 1732 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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WILLIAM A. ALFORD

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Monday, 4 January 1932

 

            William A. Alford, 512 East Colfax avenue, died at 7 o’clock Sunday morning after a five weeks illness of heart disease. He was born in Goshen, Ind., Oct. 11, 1852, and had lived in South Bend 55 years. He was married to Elizabeth McMichael, who survives him. He also leaves one son, Percy Alford, of this city, and one daughter, Mrs. C.M. [Cleo] Vanderhoof, of Detroit, Mich.

            Funeral rites will take place at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon from the residence of his son, 1407 Lincoln Way West. Rev. A.C. Walford will officiate and burial will be made in city cemetery.

 

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Photo from City Cemetery, South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Diana Brown

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Elizabeth McMichael Alford; children Bertha Alford, Glendaline “Glennie” Alford, and Percy Alford; 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, and Sarah Ann Alford Swart in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brothers Joseph F. Alford and Robert Alford Jr. in California Obituaries.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s Corrington Loyal Alford Collection, Fifth Section. From this document: “William D. Alford—he was born in Elkhart County, Indiana, Oct. 11, 1832 [sic: 1852] and by occupation a blacksmith. He married Miss Lizzie McMicheal in 1878. She was born in South Bend, Indiana. They had four children and they reside at South Bend, Indiana.”

            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: William 1852 IN1, Robert 1805 VA2, Henry 1778 VA3, John 1735 Ireland4.

 

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WILLIAM E. ALFORD

 

DAILY JOURNAL

Franklin, Johnson Co., IN—21 May 2003

 

            William E. Alford, 63, died Monday, May 19, 2003, at St. Francis Hospital Beech Grove. He was a resident of Greenwood.

            He was born Jan. 12, 1940, in Bowling Green, Ky. His parents were Abner J. and Ruby Mae (Runner) Alford. He married Barbara J. (Eaker) Alford on July 27, 1962, in Indianapolis. She survives. Other survivors include a son, James Alford of Greenwood; two daughters, Christy Horton of New Whiteland and Melissa Biszantz of Bargersville; a brother, Garnie Alford of Indianapolis; two sisters, Marina Gammons of Indianapolis and Geneva Cole of Brownsville, Ky.; and five grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother and two sisters.

            He was employed by Kroger Co. as a truck driver for 10 years, retiring in 1992. He also was the owner of Alford Home Improvement Co. for several years.

            He was a member of American Legion Atkins Saw Post 355.

            He was a U.S. Army veteran.

            A service will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Friday at Forest Lawn Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Home, State Road 135 Chapel. Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Entombment will be at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens in White River Township.

 

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Photo from Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Helper

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of William E. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Garnie R. Alford and Marena Elene Alford Gammons in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his siblings Geneva E. “Genny” Alford Cole and Junior A. “Ben” Alford in Kentucky Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: William E. 1940 KY1, Abner Jasper 1905 KY2, Abner Jasper 1865 KY3, William Thomas 1838 KY4, William 1804 VA5, William 1775 VA6.

 

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WILLIAM J. ALFORD

 

VINCENNES SUN-COMMERCIAL

Vincennes, Knox Co., IN—Monday, 21 January 2013

 

            William J. Alford, 66, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at the Lodge of the Wabash.

            “Bill” to his friends, he will always be Billy Joe to his family.

            After serving in the U.S. Army, he was employed for 30 years by Good Samaritan Hospital. A kind, quiet and hard-working man who spent many years caring for others, he will be missed by family and friends.

            He is survived by sister, Lynne Nathan and her husband, Jon; an aunt, Carolyn Matteson; an uncle, Wayne Thacker; dear friends Anne Bowens, who made Bill feel a part of her family, and Karen Sheppard; his special friend, Pat Crane; and many others.

            He was preceded in death by his father, William Alford; and his mother, Greta Thacker.

            At his request no services are planned. His remains will be placed near his father at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Fairview Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            From Indiana, Marriages, 1811–1959 (FamilySearch.org): William S. Alford married Greda Lavon Thacker on 13 Nov 1945 in Daviess Co., IN. William was born 1 Apr 1915 in Knox Co., IN, the son of Harrison Alford and Irene Chastain. Greda was born 22 March 1927 in Linton, Green Co., IN, the daughter of Dewey Thacker and Beulah Biddle.

            William, Greta, William’s father Harrison, and Greta’s parents are buried in Vincennes City Cemetery, Vincennes, Knox Co., IN.

            From Indiana Marriages: Harrison Alford married Irene Chastine on 27 Oct 1913 in Knox Co.

            On Harrison Benjamin Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 23, a farmer living in Vincennes, Knox Co., IN. He was born 30 Aug 1894 in Washington, Daviess Co., IN, and has a wife and baby.

            From IN Deaths: Harrison Alford died 12 Dec 1918 in Vincennes, IN, age 25.

            His lineage: William J. 1946 IN1, William S. 1915 IN2, Harrison Benjamin 1894 IN3.

 

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WILLIAM L. ALFORD

 

See JOSEPHINE LUCAS DEMPSEY ALFORD in this compilation.

 

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WILLIAM TRAVIS ALFORD, SR.

 

[We are also publishing his obituary in AR because of his close ties there.]

 

ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT-GAZETTE

Little Rock, Pulaski Co., AR—25 May 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

MISHAWAKA [St. Joseph Co.], Ind.—William “Travis” Alford Sr., 76, of Mishawaka, Ind., passed away [May 20] at 10:20 a.m. in Memorial Hospital, South Bend, Ind., after a long illness.

            He was born on July 17, 1922 in Des Arc [Prairie Co.], Ark., to Emma and George Alford. He married Laura Norene King on Sept. 4, 1942.

            He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.

            He is survived by one daughter, Sandy Dollarhide of North Little Rock, Ark.; two sons, Ron Alford and William Travis Alford Jr. (Bill) of Mishawaka, Ind.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Francis Lee and Jean Wiggs of Des Arc, Ark.; two brothers, Herschel Alford of Cabot, Ark. and Bobby Dale Alford of DeValls Bluff, Ark.

            Travis was retired from the Bendix Corporation in April of 1981 after 31 years of employment.

            Services are 2 p.m. Wednesday at Faith Missionary Baptist Church with burial in Lakeside Cemetery by Garth Funeral Home of Des Arc.

 

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SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Saturday, 22 May 1999

 

            William “Travis” Alford, Sr., 76, of Mishawaka, Ind., passed away after a long illness at 10:20 a.m. on Thursday, May 20, in Memorial Hospital, South Bend, Ind.

            He was born on July 17, 1922, in Des Arc, Ark., to Emma and George Alford. He married Laura Norene King on Sept. 4, 1942. He was preceded in death by his wife and parents.

            He is survived by a daughter, Sandy Dollarhyde of North Little Rock, Ark.; two sons, Ron Alford and William Travis “Bill” Alford, Jr., of Mishawaka; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Frances Lee and Jean Wiggs of Des Arc; two brothers, Herschel Alford of Cabot, Ark., and Bobby Dale Alford of DuValls Bluff, Ark.; and by a brother-in-law, Leroy King of Mishawaka.

            Travis was retired from the Bendix Corporation in April 1981, after 31 years of employment.

            Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today in the Bubb Funeral Chapel North, 3910 North Main Street, Mishawaka. Funeral services and burial will occur in Des Arc, Ark.

            The Garth Funeral Home, 211 Main Street, Des Arc, will be handling arrangements in Arkansas.

 

 

 

Photo from Lakeside Cemetery, Des Arc, Prairie Co., AR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Paula Campbell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of William T. Alford (SS# issued in AR) and list his death date as 20 May 1999, last residence Mishawaka, St Joseph Co., IN.

            In 1920 there were two Alford households in Prairie Co., AR. James T. Alford born about 1861 in TN and wife Mattie born there about 1863 had a son George born about 1899. It might have been this George who later married Emma and had William Travis Alford. It is interesting to note that the other Alford family was that of William T. Alford born about 1887 in TN and his wife Clara.

            On George William Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 18, living in Des Arc, Prairie Co., AR. His birth date is 13 Oct 1900, and he names his father, James T. Alford of the same address, as his nearest relative. He signed with his mark.

            In George Washington Alford’s memorial in Lakeside Cemetery, Des Arc (no gravestone photo), it says he was born 13 Feb 1898 in Murfreesboro, Rutherford Co., TN, the son of James and Martha Parchman Alford, and died 8 Sept 1971.

            Prairie County, Arkansas Cemetery Inscriptions by Marilyn Hambrick Sickel, compiled in 1989, Lakeside Cemetery shows a George Washington Alford (13 Feb 1898 or 13 Oct 1899? – 8 Sept 1971) who was the son of James Thomas Alford and Mattie Parchman.

            1900 census in Bullard, Prairie Co., AR: James Alford, age 39 b. Nov 1860 in TN; his wife Mattie 36 b. Sept 1863 in TN, 4 children, 4 living—married 15 years; and 4 children b. in AR, including George W. 1 b. Oct 1898.

            His lineage: William Travis 1922 AR1, George Washington 1898 TN2, James Thomas 1860 TN3.

 

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WILLIE L. ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—17 September 2007

 

Willie Lee Alford, Sr. 80, Indianapolis, died Sept. 14, 2007. Services: Noon, Sept. 20 in Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Center - Washington Park North, with calling there from 10 a.m.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Willie Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 1 Aug 1926, last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

 

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WINNA ALFORD HICKS

 

WHITE RIVER VALLEY TIMES

Bloomfield, Greene Co., IN—Thursday, 17 April 1856

 

            On the 6th inst., of typhoid fever, at her residence in Richland Township [Greene Co.], Mrs. Winnie Hicks, aged about 30 years. She was an exemplary member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and she died in the hope of reaping her reward in Heaven.

 

Photo from Grandview Cemetery, Bloomfield, Greene Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Photo taken by Susan Halman Fowler, inactive contributor

Inscription: Winna | Wife of | Wm. C. Hicks | Born | Jan. 11, 1810 | Died | Apr. 6, 1856

 

AAFA NOTES: William Hicks, 42 TN, and Winny Hicks, 41 NC, are listed on the 1850 census in District 40, Green Co., IN, with 7 children, and 2 adult Hicks women, probably William’s mother and sister.

 

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ZELDA HELEN SCHOEFF ALFORD

 

THE NEWS-BANNER

Bluffton, Wells Co., IN—Wednesday, 7 December 2005

 

            Mother of Mrs. Gene (Barbara) Biberstein of Bluffton, Zelda H. Alford, 96, of Huntington [Huntington Co.], died at 6:20 p.m. Monday, Dec. 5, 2005, at Millers Merry Manor, Huntington. She was a homemaker and a member of Zion United Methodist Church.

            Born August 21, 1909, in Huntington, she was a daughter of John F. and Mary B. Smith Schoeff. Her marriage was on March 8, 1931 to Russell T. Alford, who preceded her in death on Jan. 8, 1994.

            Surviving, in addition to the Bluffton daughter, are two sons, James Alford of Syracuse and Jack Alford of Huntington; two additional daughters, Mrs. Jerry (Sonja) Holloway of Columbia City and Mrs. Dick (Nancy) Rice of Huntington; one brother, Eldon B. Schoeff of Huntington; one sister, Mrs. Betty Fullhart of Warren; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

            Five brothers, Christy L., Ernest L., John A., Dwight E. and Clarence L. Schoeff, and one sister, Mildred Schoeff, are deceased.

            Calling is from 2 to 8 p.m. today, Wednesday, at the Deal-Rice Funeral Home, Huntington Chapel, where the funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday.... Burial will be in Zion Cemetery....

 

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

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

            Her middle name is from her memorial at Find A Grave.