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KANSAS 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: 10 MARCH 2014

 

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The families of many of the subjects of these Kansas 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 Virginia (DNA Group Two)

 

2. Known Descendants of Clinton Alford (DNA Group One)

 

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

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

 

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

 

 

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AALYSIA MARIE TERWEY ALFORD

 

[She died in MO, but she was born and lived in KS.]

 

Elliott Mortuary

Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS—_____ October 2008

 

Aalysia Marie Alford

 

            Aalysia Marie Terwey Alford, 4 months and 28 days, died October 18, 2008 at Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO.

            She was born May 20, 2008, in Hutchinson, the daughter of Monte Deron Alford and Tanesha La’Shawn Terwey.

            Survivors include; her parents, a brother, Malik Baker, aunts and uncles; Da’Shawn, Darrin Jr., Brittany, Demetric, Isiah, Haylee, La’Shawn, Dion, Michael and Jerry; grandparents; Edie Alford of Kansas City, MO, Jerry Williams of Wichita, Kenneth Green of Owensboro, KY; great grandfather, Dennis Terwey of Hutchinson, great great grandparents; Essie Alford of Kansas City, Libby Terwey of Hutchinson, and Delores and James Cooper of Minnesota, and a great aunt, Gwendolyn D. Terwey of Hutchinson.

            Special shout-outs; Brandon Smith, Briannah Terwey, Ashley Wilson, Christoper Wilson, Roger Smith, Tynisha Alford, Dominique Golston, Destiny Williams and Thomas Williams.

            She was preceded in death by; a grandmother, Shawn M. (Terwey) Battiste and a great grandmother, Diane M. Terwey.

            Service will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, at Elliott Mortuary, with the Rev. William J. Green Sr. presiding. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m.

            Memorials may be made to the Aalysia Marie Alford Memorial Fund in care of the mortuary.

 

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ALEEN GRACE RUSHING ALFORD

 

ARKANSAS CITY TRAVELER

Arkansas City, Cowley Co., KS—Monday, 27 August 2007

 

            Aleen Grace Alford, 72, Geuda Springs, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2007, at the Medicalodge East in Arkansas City. Memorial services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2007, at the Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home in Arkansas City. Pastor Kerry Harvey will officiate. Cremation has been effected.

            Aleen was born Oct. 4, 1934, in Burnet, Texas, to John Henry Rushing and Dela Mae (Whitehead) Rushing. She graduated form Junction City High School. On April 9, 1958, she married Firman P. Alford, in Anaheim, Calif. Aleen was an artist and instructor in Perryville, Mo., and Slidel, La., where she began an art program for hearing impaired children. Aleen was a member of the South Haven Baptist Church.

            Survivors include her husband, Firman Alford of the home; son, Moody Alford and his wife, Lesia, of Geuda Springs; daughters, Robbie Hansen and her husband, Alex, of Sunnyvale, Calif., and Rona Hater and her husband, Mark, of Burlington, Ky.; brothers, James H. Rushing, of Seal Beach, Calif., and John Rushing of Redmond, Wash.; sisters, Maudie Nickles, of Cypress, Calif., and Mary Polvado of Wickenberg, Ariz.; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Della Rushing and Jenny Chapman.

            Arrangements are under the direction of the Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home, Arkansas City. On-line condolences may be made at www.rindt-erdman.com.

 

In another article:

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Monday, 27 August 2007

 

GEUDA SPRINGS—Alford, Aleen Grace, 82, died August 25, 2007 at Medicalodge East, Arkansas City. Service 2 p.m. Wed, Rindt-Erdman Funeral Home. Survivors: husband, Firman; son, Moody; daughters, Robbie Hansin, Rona Hater; brothers, James & John Rushing; sisters, Maudie Mickles 7 Mary Polvapo; 9 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Aleen G. Alford (SS# issued in KS), last residence Geuda Springs, Sumner Co., KS.

 

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ALFRED CECIL “FRED” ALFORD

 

Photo from The Fighting Twentieth, History and Official Souvenir of the Twentieth Kansas Regiment (Topeka, KS: W.Y. Morgan, 1899), p. 56

 

KANSAS SEMI-WEEKLY CAPITAL

Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS—Friday, 10 February 1899

 

MANILA, Feb. 8, 10 A.M.—Lieutenant A.C. Alford, Company H [sic], Twentieth Kansas infantry, and a private of that company were killed and six other members of the company were wounded near Calocan last evening while reconnoitering. The party was in a jungle when it was attacked by the enemy.

            Two companies of the Kansas regiment were sent to the relief of their comrades and drove the Filipinos into Calocan, penetrating to the very heart of the town. Meanwhile the gunboats shelled the suburbs.

            General Otis finally recalled the troops, but the natives, misunderstanding the retreat, failed to take advantage of it. The outskirts of the town were burned.

 

ALFORD A LAWRENCE BOY

Was a University Graduate and a Practicing Attorney

 

            A.C. Alford, who was killed at Manila, was a second lieutenant of Company B. He enlisted at Lawrence at the first call.

            Fred Alford, as he was generally known, was one of the popular boys of Lawrence. He was a hard and thorough student. He graduated from the liberal arts department of the university and also from the law school. Before his enlistment he was a member of the law firm of Alford & Alford. His father was the senior member of the firm.

            Young Alford always took a great interest in military affairs and knew the manual as thoroughly as any man who enlisted in the volunteer army. He was second lieutenant of the Lawrence company of the K.N.G. until it was disbanded by order of the Governor. Lieutenant Alford was about 25 years old.

 

In another article:

 

KANSAS CITY STAR

Kansas City, MO—12 February 1899

 

AFTER ALFORD’S DEATH HIS FAMILY RECEIVED WORD FROM HIM.

 

Christmas Greetings Sent to His Home by the young Kansas officer – Working for His Master’s Degree – Letters to His Fiancee.

 

LAWRENCE, Kas., Feb. 11—D.S. Alford, father of Lieutenant A.C. Alford, acting captain, Co. B, Twentieth Kansas volunteer infantry, killed in battle near Manila Tuesday, has telegraphed Senator Baker and Senator Harris to use their influence to return of the body of Lieutenant Alford to America at once.

            The mail this week has brought several letters from the lieutenant to his family and to Miss Vesta McCurdy of Hutchinson, his fiancée. The letters are prized as precious documents, and from them the correspondent of The Star has been permitted to make extracts.

 

[Long letters not typed here. He signed them all “Fred”.]

 

In another article:

 

KANSAS CITY STAR

Kansas City, MO—18 April 1899

 

LIEUTENANT ALFORD’S FUNERAL

Flags at Half Mast in Lawrence – Services in Plymouth Church.

 

LAWRENCE, Kas., April 18—The funeral of Lieutenant A.C. Alford, the first Kansas officer killed in the Philippines, was held in Plymouth Congregational church this afternoon. The body was taken to the home on its arrival yesterday, and this afternoon was conveyed to the church, which was hung with flags. The coffin, wrapped in the Stars and Stripes, was not opened. The Rev. Dr. Cordley, the pastor, was in charge of the services. After the prayer and Scripture reading, Chancellor Snow of the University of Kansas made a short address. This was followed by the funeral oration by J.W. Gleed of Topeka, an intimate friend of the family.

            “Lieutenant Alford went thoughtfully to war,” Mr. Gleed said. “He did not go out of the mere spirit of adventure; he did not go out of impatience of the slow, hard, monotonous grind of civil life, nor out of fear of the savage wars of peace. He fully realized what war was; he knew the risks. The idea of the strenous life, the idea of duty, were strong within him. He felt it his duty to go—and he went.

            “In that last charge Lieutenant Alford led his company. He was in front of his men and the sole commissioned officer with them. In this order they had proceeded a mile when the insurgents opened fire. Company B. returned the fire, forgetting to lie down, but going straight at them. Lieutenant Alford’s last words seem to have spoken the keynote of his character and his career. They were these: ‘Keep going, but move steadier.’ As he gave this command the fatal bullet struck him. He fell to the ground, grasped his Bible from his pocket and passed away. ‘He died,’ writes his colonel, ‘at the head of Company B, while leading in an assault on an intrenched position, and fell within sixty feet of the muzzles of the enemy’s guns.’”

            The pallbearers were from his university and church comrades, his associates at the bar and soldiers. Preceded by a military band, followed by a funeral train that extended for blocks, the coffin was taken to Oak Hill cemetery and buried in the family plat. The G.A.R. posts, the faculty and students of the university and the Bar association attended the funeral in a body. Many of the stores were closed and flags were at half mast on the public buildings.

 

In another article:

 

KANSAS CITY STAR

Kansas City, MO—26 May 1900

 

THE MEMORIAL TO ALFORD

Next Week the Bronze Tablet Will Be Put in the University Chapel.

 

LAWRENCE, Kas. May 26—The memorial tablet for Lieutenant Alford Twentieth Kansas, who was killed at Caloocan June 1, will be put in the University chapel about Friday.

            Lieutenant Alford, who was graduated from the University of Kansas in 1897, was the first Kansas officer to fall in the Phillippine war. The tablet will be erected by his classmates and friends, the faculty and the students now here. The tablet is to be of bronze, will be four feet six inches by three feet four inches in size.

 

The memorial tablet to Lieutenant A.C. Alford killed at Caloocan February 9, 1899, to be put in the Chapel of the University of Kansas and will cost $400. It was designed by R.P. Bringhurst of St. Louis.

 

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Photos from Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Douglas Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sandra

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Daniel Stillman Alford and Susan Daphne Savage Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brother Donald Stillman Alford in California Obituaries; and his brother Theodore Crandall Alford Sr. in District of Columbia Obituaries.

            See also his biography in AAFA Biographies and Autobiographies of “Alfords”.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Alfred Cecil 1875 KS1, Daniel Stillman 1848 CT2, Alfred A. 1812 CT3, Arba 1768 CT4, Nathaniel 1737 CT5, Nathaniel 1698 CT6, Josiah 1649 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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ALMA DELORIS WALKER MCPHERSON ALFORD

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Wednesday, 3 December 2003

 

            Alford, Alma Deloris, 64, Kreonite Inc. line plumber, died Dec. 1, 2003. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, New Jerusalem Baptist Church.

            Survivors: sons, Otis Alford, Philip McPherson, Corey McPherson all of Wichita; daughters, Tanya Atkinson, Mia Alberson, Sabrina Brown all of Wichita, Karletta McPherson of the home; brothers, Billy Walker of Wichita, J.D. Walker of St. Paul, MN; sister, Lois Adkins of Wichita; 20 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren. Jackson Mortuary.

 

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Photo from Wichita Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Don Edwards

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alma D. Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 26 March 1939, last residence Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS.

 

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ALTA ELLEN ENLOW ALFORD

 

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Photo from Resthaven Mortuary

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Friday, 6 December 2013

 

            Alford, Alta Ellen Enlow, 81, homemaker, left this earth with her daughter by her side on Dec. 3, 2013.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Bessie Lee Brown and Roy Enlow and 7 brothers and sisters.

            She is survived by her husband, Grady Alford; daughter, Carrie Alford Loofs and only granddaughter, Shannon Loofs; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Public visitation with family present from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, at Resthaven Mortuary. A private family funeral service will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, at Resthaven Mortuary Chapel.

            Alta loved her family and enjoyed being a part of their lives. She was a beautician in her early adult life, worked at Montgomery Wards, raised her daughter, was very involved with Girl Scouts and then later enjoyed working at Westside Floral. Alta was a lover of flowers.

            If you are so inclined, flowers may be sent to Resthaven Mortuary. Condolences may be offered at www.resthavenmortuary-cemetery.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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ANNA MAE ALVORD COOKSON BARB

 

EMPORIA GAZETTE

Emporia, Lyon Co., KS—Wednesday, 8 December 2004

 

HAMILTON—The funeral for Anna Mae Cookson Barb, 89, a lifetime resident of Hamilton, will be at 10 a.m. Friday in the Wilson Funeral Home at Madison. The Rev. Tom Miller will conduct the service. Burial will be in Janesville Cemetery, west of Hamilton. The family will meet friends from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

            The family suggests that, instead of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the Hamilton Library or the Hamilton Senior Center and sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 488, Madison, KS 66860.

            Mrs. Barb, a homemaker, died Monday, Dec. 6, 2004, at the Holiday Resort in Emporia.

            The daughter of R. Eugene and Jessie J. McClintock Alvord, she was born May 5, 1915, in rural Hamilton. She married James W. Cookson on Feb. 28, 1933, in El Dorado. He died Sept. 20, 1971. She married Lisle D. Barb on July 25, 1988, in Emporia. He died March 3, 2003.

            Mrs. Barb was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Hamilton.

            She is survived by three sons, Dan Cookson of Madison, Dick Cookson of Toronto and Truman Cookson of Alva, Okla.; three daughters, Doris Roach of Emporia, Rosella Boone of Dennis and Kathy Deacon of Augusta; 13 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.

            Two sons, James W. Cookson Jr. and John A. “Doc” Cookson, died earlier, as did three brothers and one sister died earlier.

 

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Photo from Janesville Cemetery, Hamilton, Greenwood Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from wonderer – LM thru Edit 4/23/2013 – again 5/20/2013

Taken by photographer “wonderer”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Anna M. Barb (SS# issued in KS), last residence Emporia, Lyon Co., KS.

            See the obituary of her brother Lawrence E. Alvord in this compilation.

            Anna’s parents and her father’s mother, M. Eva Alvord (1868–1933), are also buried in Janesville Cemetery. Apparently M. Eva Alvord never married.

            On Ancestry family trees, M. Eva Alvord is identified as Martha Evelyn Alvord, daughter of Charles M. Avord and Elizabeth Bullion. Both parents died before 1880.

            In 1870 Martha E. Alvord, age 2 born IA, are living in Eldora, Hardin Co., IA, with her parent and 2 sisters.

            In 1880 Evaline Alvord, age 12 born IA, and her sister Cora B. Alvord are living in the household of their mother’s brother, John Bulion in Janesville.

            In 1900 Eva Alvord, age 31 born Apr 1869 in IA, is living in the Piatt household in Janesville. She is listed as a servant, single, with number of children blank.

            In 1900 Anna’s father, listed as Eugene R. Alvord, is living in Janesville, Greenwood Co., KS, with his great-uncle Martin Bullion and Martin’s wife Margaret. Eugene is listed as “niece’s son.” He was age 12, born in June 1888, KS.

            In 1910, Eugene’s mother, listed as Eva M. Alvord, is living with Martin and Margaret Bullion in Janesville. Eva is Martin’s niece, age 40 born Iowa, single, with number of children blank.

            Her ALVORD lineage: Anna Mae 1915 KS1, R. Eugene 1888 KS2, Martha Evelyn 1868 IA3, Charles M. 1844 NY4.

 

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ANNA MISER HUMPSTEDT ALFRED

 

TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL

Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS—Monday, 18 February 2002

 

PRAIRIE VILLAGE—Anna M. Alfred, 90, Prairie Village [Johnson Co.], died on Saturday, February 16, at home.

            She was born on November 14, 1911, in Bazaar, KS, in Chase County, to T. Earl and Georgia R. Humpstedt. She graduated from Jane C. Stormont School of Nursing in Topeka and became a registered nurse in 1933. She was a Lyon County Health Department nurse until 1940 when she entered the Army Nurse Corps at Fort Benning, GA. During World War II, she served in Indochina and Burma, where she was chief nurse in charge of establishing military hospitals. She returned to the United States in December 1943, and became chief nurse at an Army hospital. She later served in the Philippine Islands and on Okinawa. She transferred to the Air Force in 1947 and was chief nurse at Randolph Field in San Antonio. She served in Morocco from 1952 to 1954 and then at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio until 1961 when she retired.

            Two sisters, Cora E. Gasaway of Terre Haute, Indiana, and Helen M. Lynch of Shawnee Mission, KS, survive her.

            Services were held at Brown-Bennett-Alexander Funeral Home in Cottonwood Falls [Chase Co.], KS. Burial was in Prairie Grove Cemetery in Cottonwood Falls.

 

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Photo from Prairie Grove Cemetery, Cottonwood Falls, Chase Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from ZBonnie – LM thru Edit 4/22/2013

Taken by photographer “ZBonnie”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Anna M. Alfred (SS# issued in TX), last residence Shawnee Mission, Johnson Co., KS.

 

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ARETA DOROTHY ALFORD POWELL MEYER

 

LAWRENCE JOURNAL-WORLD

Lawrence, Douglas Co., KS—Friday, 15 March 2013

 

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            Areta Dorothy Alford Powell Meyer, 91, passed away in her sleep on Thursday, March 7, 2013, at Brandon Woods Memory Care Center.

            She was born on March 24, 1922, the youngest daughter of Fred S. (Pop) Alford and Dorothy (Mom) Hopewell Alford and raised on a farm north of Lawrence. She graduated from Lawrence’s Liberty Memorial High School in 1938 and soon after from the Lawrence Business College. She loved to dance and helped organize local square-dance clubs for adults and 4-H groups. She enjoyed horseback riding and especially cared for her horse Peter Pan.

            She was married to Wayne D. Powell from 1941 to 1958 and bore two children, Rex R. Powell (wife Marie-Alice L’Heureux) and Taunya S. Reusch (husband John Reusch).

            Areta married and later divorced Carroll Meyer and worked in the finance department at Kansas Memorial Student Union from 1964-1984.

            In more recent years, she loved tending her yard, cultivating flowers, and nurturing her vegetable garden. She also helped to organize dances at the Lawrence Senior Center.

            She was predeceased by her four siblings, Florence, Donald, Eugene, and Teddy, and her grandson Robby Reusch.

            She is survived by James (Jim) B. Simpson, her long time dance partner and beloved companion, her two children and their father, seven grandchildren and nine great-grand children.

            A celebration of her long and happy life in the form of a reunion of family and friends is planned for May 11 at the Unitarian Fellowship Hall, 1263 N 1100 Rd., Lawrence, Kansas.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Donald Guy Alford and Florence E. Alford Watson in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Eugene R. Alford in Illinois Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Areta Dorothy 1922 KS1, Frederick Stillman 1888 KS2, Fred 1854 CT3, Alfred A. 1812 CT4, Arba 1768 CT5, Nathaniel 1737 CT6, Nathaniel 1698 CT7, Josiah 1649 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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BENJAMIN HALFORD

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Monday, 19 February 2007

 

STAFFORD [Stafford Co.]—Halford, Benjamin “Benny”, 43, died Feb. 18, 2007. Memorial service 10a.m. Wednesday, Minnis Chapel.

            Survivors: companion, Rhonda Wee; parents, James and Laura; son, Levi; stepsons, Justin and Dustin Pisoni; stepdaughter, Kasey Pisoni; sisters, Christine Fuller, Mellisa Smith.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his father, James A. Halford Sr., and brothers James A. Halford, Jr., and Kenneth Eugene Halford in this compilation.

 

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BETTY JEAN GRICE ALFORD

 

HUTCHINSON NEWS

Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS—Tuesday, 23 April 2013

 

Alford--Betty-Jean

 

            Betty Jean Alford, 80, passed away April 20, 2013, at Golden Plains Nursing Home.

            She was born July 12, 1932, in Trinidad, Colo., to Hammond H. and Mattie L. (Lester) Grice. She graduated from Hutchinson High School and later from Washington University. She taught college courses in Los Angeles, Calif., taught women how to build houses and wrote two children’s stories. She wrote “The Special Attic” and “Angie’s African Liberation Celebration.”

            Betty served as a Government Planner in California and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

            She married Cecil Alford in Seattle, Washington. He died 2001.

            Betty is survived by: daughters, Goldie Hamilton of Los Angeles, Calif., Rose Gustafuson of Edmonds, Wash.; six grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; and special companion, Luther Crawford of Hutchinson.

            She was preceded in death by: her parents; brothers, Daniel L. and Benjamin K. Grice; sisters, May Jane and Doris Brown; and a son, Rudy Leon “Copper” Richey.

            Cremation has taken place. Memorial service will be 1 p.m. Friday, April 26, 2013, at the Second Missionary Baptist Church, with the Rev. Michael Williams officiating. Friends may sign the book 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday at Elliott Mortuary.

            Memorials may be made to RiverCross Hospice or to the Second Missionary Baptist Church, in care of the mortuary. Please visit www.elliottmortuary.com to leave a condolence for Betty’s family.

 

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

 

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BETTY LOU VAUGHN ALFORD

Mother of Martin George Alford, AAFA #0147

 

Source unknown

_____, KS—Friday, 14 May 1971

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1994

 

            Mrs. Betty Lou Alford, 77, of 5321 Walmer, Mission [Johnson Co., KS], died yesterday at the home. She was born in Sherman, Tex, and had lived in Baxter Springs, Kas., most of her life before she moved to this area last year. Mrs. Alford was a member of the Wichita First Assembly of God church.

            Surviving are three sons, Marshall Alford, Joplin, Mo.; LeRoy Alford, Lyons, Kas, and Martin Alford, Abiline, Kas.; three daughters, Mrs. Lucille Hohler and Mrs. Wanda Lee Gumfory, both of Wichita; and Mrs Dorothy Marie Easley of the home; a brother, Clarence Vaughn, Casper, Wyo; two sisters, Mrs. Rose Raymond, Oklahoma City, and Mrs. Ruby Lee Commons, Rupert, Idaho; 12 grandchildren, and 17 great-grandchildren.

            Services will be held at 11 o’clock Saturday at the Downing East chapel, Wichita; burial in Maple Grove cemetery there. Friends may call at the Fulton-Nickel chapel until 1 o’clock today.

 

In another article, source unknown:

 

            Mrs. Betty Alford, 77, a former Abilene resident, died Thursday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Easley in Mission. She was the mother of Martin Alford, 751 N. Olive, Abilene.

            Funeral services will be held Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Downing Mortuary East in Wichita.

 

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Photo from Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Don Edwards

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, George Towns Alford; and her children Evelyn Lucille Alford Hohler, Marshall Edward Alford, Martin George Alford, and Wanda Lee Alford James Gumfory in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son LeRoy Alford in Missouri Obituaries.

 

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BUELL ALFORD

 

[Buell died in KS, but we are also including his obituary in Missouri Obituaries because of his close connections there.]

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY NEWS

Springfield, MO—Monday, 20 December 1976

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997 (with Missouri obituaries)

 

BUFFALO—Services for Buell Alford, 44, McCune [Crawford Co.], KS, formerly of Buffalo, will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in Montgomery Chapel here…. Burial will be in New Hope Cemetery north of here.

            Mr. Alford died at 3 a.m. Sunday in Mount Carmel Hospital, Pittsburg KS, after a long illness.

            He was a veteran of the Korean War and had been a partner in Jarboe-Lackey Feed Lot.

            Survivors include his wife, Thelma; a son, Edward of Parsons KS, a daughter, Connie, still at home; his father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. T.R. Alford, Springfield; and a sister, Mrs. Maxine Rimby, Fort Scott, KS.

 

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Photo from New Hope Cemetery, Louisburg, Dallas Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mardi

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Buell Alford (SS# issued in MO) was born 24 July 1932, last residence McCune, Crawford Co., KS.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, Thomas Richard Alford Jr. and May Smith Alford, in Missouri Obituaries.

            He married Thelma Noland, May 10, 1953, and they had Edward (1954) and Connie.

            His lineage: Buell 1932 MO1, Thomas Richard 1900 MO2, Thomas Richard 1858 MO3, John M. 1821 TN4, John 1786 NC/TN5.

 

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CAL WILLIAM ALFORD

 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY CHRONICLE

Caney, Montgomery Co., KS—Wednesday, 24 January 2001

 

CHERRYVALE [Montgomery Co.]—Cal W. Alford, 65, of Cherryvale died Friday, Jan.19, 2001 at Mercy Hospital where he had been a patient since the previous day.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, Jan. 23 at the Assembly of God Church, Cherryvale, where Bill Haselwood, pastor, officiated. Burial was at the Fairview Cemetery under the direction of the Potts Chapel of Cherryvale....

            Cal William Alford was born August 13, 1935 at England, Ark., to Carl Lee Alford and Othel Geneva (West) Alford. He grew up and attended school in Arkansas where he graduated from high school. He later attended the University of Little Rock and also served with the National Guard.

            Following his schooling, he moved to California where he worked for the Traveler Boat Manufacturing Company as the plant manager. He later accepted employment as the plant manager at the Diamond Trailer Plant in Oswego, Kan., where he worked for many years. He then worked for Charloma in Cherryvale for a time and then owned and operated the Fiberglass Corporation in Coffeyville, which he was operating at the time of his death.

            On June 11, 1955 in Mississippi, he married Thelma Mae McClain, and she survives at the home in Cherryvale, Kan.

            He was a member of the Assembly of God Church in Cherryvale where he served as a deacon for many years, a member of the Gideons, and Casa Pic Council, and member of the Masonic Lodge in Coffeyville, and the Mirza Shrine in Pittsburg.

            Survivors in addition to the wife include three daughters, Terri White and her husband Henry White of Harrisonville, Mo., Vicky Overacker and her husband Jerry Overacker, and Sonja Alford, all of Cherryvale; one son, Tony Alford of Beaver, Ark.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; his mother, Othel Alford of Bryant, Ark.; five sisters Beatrice Hale and Connie Alford, both of Bryant, Ark., Geneva Healey of Jacksonville, Ark., Dianne Meriweather of Sherwood, Ark., and Janice Richards of Ormond Beach, Fla.

            He was preceded in death by his father and one brother.

 

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Photo from Fairview Cemetery, Cherryvale, Montgomery Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, TRW

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cal W. Alford (SS# issued in AR) was born 13 Aug 1935, last residence Cherryvale, Montgomery Co., KS.

            See the obituary of his daughter Terri Geneva Alford Trefethen White in this compilation. We included the obituary of his mother, Othel Geneva West Alford, in Arkansas Obituaries.

 

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CECIL AUDINE COURTNEY ALVORD

 

DAILY COURIER

Winfield, Cowley Co., KS—Thursday, 15 October 2009

 

PARSONS—Cecil Audine Alvord, 80, of Parsons, formerly of Winfield, died Oct. 14, 2009, at Presbyterian Manor in Parsons.

            Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church. Arrangements are by Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home. Visitation will be 12:45 p.m. to service time Saturday at the church. The family will be present.

            A more complete obituary will appear in a future Courier.

 

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DAILY COURIER

Winfield, Cowley Co., KS—Friday, 16 October 2009

 

PARSONS—Audine Alvord, 80, of Parsons, formerly of Winfield, died Oct. 14, 2009, at the Presbyterian Manor in Parsons.

            Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Winfield First Baptist Church. Arrangements are by Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home. Visitation will be from 12:30 p.m. until service time Saturday at the church. Burial will be in Highland Cemetery.

            Memorials are to the Foster Grandparents Program, Winfield American Legion Auxiliary Unit 10 or Hospice Care of Kansas.

            Mrs. Alvord was born Feb. 26, 1929, in rural Burden, to Clarence and Cecil (Underwood) Courtney. She was raised in the Winfield area and graduated from Winfield High School in 1948.

            She married Donald D. Alvord on Aug. 2, 1948, in Winfield.

            She worked at William Newton Hospital until she retired and then worked at Graves Drug Store. She later worked as a foster grandparent in the Winfield schools.

            She was a member of the Winfield American Legion Auxiliary Unit 10 and had been a Cub Scout den mother while raising her boys. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

            Survivors include her husband, Donald Alvord, of Presbyterian Manor, Parsons; her sons, Donald L. Alvord, Sterling, and Robert “Bob” Alvord, Parsons; a sister, Sarah Lyon, Fresno, Calif.; and four grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Highland Cemetery, Winfield, Cowley Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Judy Mayfield

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Audine Alvord (SS# issued in KS), last residence Parsons, Labette Co., KS.

            See the obituary of her husband, Donald Delos Alvord, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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CHARLES LEONARD “PUNKIN” ALFORD

Father of Myrta Josephine Alford Billings, AAFA #1156

 

[A shorter obituary was published in the Topeka Capital-Journal, Topeka, KS, on Tuesday, 25 December 2007.]

 

Photo from Penwell-Gabel Funeral Homes

 

SEDAN TIMES-STAR

Sedan, Chautauqua Co., KS—Wednesday, 26 December 2007

 

            Charles Leonard “Punkin” Alford, 86, Topeka, died Saturday, December 22 at the Colmery-O’Neil VA Medical Center.

            He was born August 16, 1921 in Sedan, the son of Charles Wynton and Myrtle “Myrta” Mae Prichard Alford and graduated from Sedan High School in 1940. Punkin proudly served in the US Army 65th Engineer Combat Battalion during WW II. He was awarded the Silver Star while serving in the Pacific Theatre.

            Punkin spent most of his life in Peru, where he served as Mayor and Councilman. He was also the Deputy Sheriff of Chautauqua County in the 1950’s, a Boy Scout leader, and a member of the Masonic Lodge, the VFW and the Peru United Methodist Church. Punkin worked as a lineman for the Caney Valley Electric Company for many years before retiring. He moved to Topeka in 2003.

            He is survived by his wife of 57 years, the former Ruby Lea Darnall. Other survivors include their four children, Cheryl (Daniel) McMillan of Peru, Charles (Jackie) Alford of Topeka, Myrta Jo (Erik) Billings of Marion, Dawna Alford, and a bonus daughter, Marsha Gonzalez, both of Kansas City, KS; ten grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by an infant son, William Henry Alford, four sisters, Jesse Nunn, Lela Harris, Mary Flowers, and Dortha Cline, and one brother, Clarence “Bud” Alford.

            Funeral services will be held at 1:30 pm Thursday at the Sedan United Methodist Church. Interment will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Sedan. Punkin will lie in state from 12:30 until service time at the church.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Association of Kansas, 4300 SW Drury Lane, Topeka, KS 66604, or to the Peru United Methodist Church, Peru, KS 67360.

            Penwell-Gabel Mid Town Chapel, Topeka is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photos from Greenwood Cemetery, Sedan, Chautauqua Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ronna

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Charles L. Alford (SS# issued in KS), last residence Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS.

            See the obituaries of his brother Clarence Wynton “Bud” Alford; and his grandparents William Harvey Alford and Orlena Harris Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Charles Leonard 1921 KS1, Charles Wynton 1877 IN/KS2, William Harvey 1839 VA3, Charles 1801 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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CLARA ELIZABETH SCULLEY ALFORD

 

Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home

Manhattan, Riley Co., KS—_____ May 2010

 

 

 

            Clara Elizabeth (Sculley) Alford, age 84, of Manhattan, Kansas, departed this life on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at the Stoneybrook Health Care Center in Manhattan.

            She was born on January 30, 1926, the only daughter of John and Viola (Wilkerson) Sculley.

            She attended grade and high school at Beeler, Kansas and a summer at Fort Hays Teachers College, after which she taught one year of elementary school at Beeler in 1944.

            On October 11, 1944, in Ness City, Kansas she was united in marriage to Carter Hugh Alford of Clarksburg, Indiana. To this union four children were born. In 1955 the family moved to Manhattan, where they made their home. Clara was a homemaker and was employed for fifteen years with Sears Roebuck and Company. Her memberships included the First Methodist Church of Beeler and the Blue Valley Memorial United Methodist Church of Manhattan.

            She is survived by her husband, Carter Hugh Alford, of the home. Also surviving are three children: Rodella Marie Jaecke, Junction City, KS, Russell Doyle Alford, Overland Park, KS, and Ronald Hugh Alford, Lawrence, Kansas. Seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren also survive. Clara was preceded in death by one son: Earl Wayne Alford in 1947, Earl Wayne Alford in 1947, her parents and seven brothers: Stanley, Clarence, Bernard, Albert. Leonard, Roy and John.

            Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 24, 2010, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with Reverend Kevin Larson officiating. Graveside services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at the Beeler City Cemetery at Beeler, Kansas….

            A memorial has been established for the Beeler Cemetery Improvement Fund. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

FAG photo requested 4/24/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Clara Elizabeth Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Manhattan, Riley Co., KS.

 

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CLARA M. ALFORD

 

DAILY GLOBE

Dodge City, Ford Co., KS—Wednesday, 26 January 2005

 

MEADE—Clara M. Alford, 72, died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2005, in rural Meade County.

            She was born Feb. 24, 1932, to Albert Leonard and Mary Marcy (Kizer) Alford at Mishawaka, Ind.

            A resident of Meade since 1992, moving from Fort Collins, Colo., she was a small business owner and newspaper carrier for the Hutchinson News, Wichita Eagle and the Dodge City Daily Globe.

            She attended the United Methodist Church, Meade, and enjoyed working with crossword puzzles.

            Survivors include two brothers, Leonard Alford, Osceola, Ind., and Ray Alford, Tucson, Ariz., and several nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Luella Steffan; and companion, Roy Wasson.

            The funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Chapel, Meade, with the Rev. Susan Greene presiding. The casket will remain closed. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery, Meade.

            Friends may sign the register from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. today and Thursday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary.

            The family suggests memorials to the Meade Christmas in the Park or the American Heart Association, both in care of Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, 212 S. Fowler, Meade, KS 67864.

 

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HUTCHINSON NEWS

Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS—24 January 2005

 

MEADE—One woman was killed in an early-morning one-vehicle accident Sunday west of Meade.

            Clara M. Alford, 72, of Meade died after the 1999 Pontiac van she was driving westbound on U.S. 54 hit two horses 3 miles west of Meade shortly after 3 a.m., according to the Kansas Highway Patrol.

            After striking the horses, the van ended up in the ditch, said a dispatcher at the Meade County Sheriff’s Department.

            Alford was not wearing a seatbelt....

 

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Photo from Graceland Cemetery, Meade, Meade Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cindy Hagemeier

 

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

 

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CLARENCE WYNTON “BUD” ALFORD

Uncle of Myrta Josephine Alford Billings, AAFA #1156

 

SEDAN TIMES-STAR

Sedan, Chautauqua Co., KS—Wednesday, 15 January 2003

 

            Clarence W. “Bud” Alford, 83, of Sedan, died Monday, Jan. 13, 2003, in his home.

            He was born Nov. 13, 1919 in Sedan to Charles W. Alford and Myrta May (Pritchard) Alford. He grew up and attended school in Sedan, graduating from Sedan High School in 1938.

            In 1942 he entered the U.S. Army serving with the 4th Armored Division, B Battery/22nd Armored Field Artillery Battalion in France during WWII. He received the Purple Heart for injuries received while serving in France. He was discharged in 1945.

            On Jan. 27, 1942, he married Velma Sanders.

            Following Mr. Alford’s discharge from the Army, they made their home in Sedan. She preceded him in death in 1990.

            Mr. Alford was a wheat farmer and cattleman. He also was a pumper for Jones Brothers Oil Co. and Sunrise Oil Co. He retired in 1984. In the 1970’s, he served three terms as Mayor of Sedan and was involved with the Pride Committee.

            On March 2, 1991, he married Marjorie Lowden at Sedan and she survives at their home in Sedan.

            In 1934, he was baptized in the First Christian Church, where he was an active member and served as a church elder for many years.

            Survivors include his wife, Marjorie, of the home, one stepdaughter and her husband, Sheri and Allen Long, Gainesville, Fla., two stepsons and their wives, David and Dawne Lowden, Wichita, and Mike and Michelle Lowden, Hutchinson, Kan., one brother, Leonard “Punkin” Alford, Peru, Kan., and six step grandchildren, Jason and Jill Borden and Jenna, Tyler, Brenden, Brianna and Ally Lowden.

            He was preceded in death by four sisters, Jessie, Lela, Mary and Dortha.

            Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2003, in the First Christian Church in Sedan. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery with military rites conducted by the U.S. Army from Ft. Riley, Kan....

            David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan is in charge of the arrangements.

 

 

Photos from Greenwood Cemetery, Sedan, Chautauqua Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Judy Mayfield

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Clarence W. Alford (SS# issued in KS), last residence Sedan, Chautauqua Co., KS.

            See the obituaries of his brother Charles Leonard “Punkin” Alford; and his grandparents William Harvey Alford and Orlena Harris Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Clarence Wynton 1919 KS1, Charles Wynton 1877 IN/KS2, William Harvey 1839 VA3, Charles 1801 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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COOPER DAVID HALFORD

 

HUTCHINSON NEWS

Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS—23 October 2008

 

STERLING [Rice Co.]—Cooper David Halford was stillborn Oct. 22, 2008, at Promise Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson. The son of Lance and Sarah Clodfelter Halford.

            Survivors include: parents, Sterling; brother, Caleb, of the home; grandparents, Albert and Susan Halford, Blythe, Ga., and Ron and Cathy Clodfelter, Johnson; great-grandmother, Reta Whisenant, Johnson.

            Funeral 1:30 p.m. Saturday Oct. 25, at the Calvary Baptist Church, Sterling, with Pastor Lance Halford presiding. Burial will be in Blythe Baptist Church Cemetery, Blythe, Ga. Memorials may be sent to the Cooper David Halford Memorial Fund in care of Birzer Funeral Home, Sterling.

 

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Photo from Blythe Baptist Church Cemetery, Blythe, Richmond Co., GA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, cmalone616

 

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DANIEL MERTON ALFORD

 

LAWRENCE JOURNAL-WORLD

Lawrence, Douglas Co., KS—Thursday, 1 July 1999

 

            Mass of Christian Burial for Daniel M. Alford, 62, Kansas City, Kan., will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday at Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel in Leavenworth. Burial will follow at the Holy Angels Cemetery, Leavenworth.

            Mr. Alford died Sunday, June 27, 1999, at Providence Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.

            He was born June 5, 1937, in Leavenworth, the son of William A. and Lorrain (Boten) Alford.

            Mr. Alford was in sales and marketing most of his life and worked as the athletic ticket manager for Iowa State University for 10 years.

            He was a member of the Holy Angels Catholic Church, Basehor, and the Knights of Columbus.

            He married Marilene Workman on Jan. 24, 1958, in Topeka. She survives of the home.

            Other survivors include three daughters, Kelly Kultala, Kansas City, Kan., Dana Hess, Lawrence, and Shawn McWhirt, Shawnee; a son, Judson, Overland Park; his mother, Leavenworth; five brothers, William and John, both of Leavenworth, Myron, Austintown, Ohio, Edward, Topeka, and Chris, Lansing; five sisters, Regina Ericson and Margie Jewell, both of Lansing, Rosemary Peek, Troy, Ohio, Carole Simpson, Garden City, Patricia Lingenfelser, St. George; and 11 grandchildren….

            The family suggests memorials to the Holy Angels Catholic Church Building Fund or the Sisters of Servants to Mary, and they may be sent in care of the Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapel, 500 Oak St., Leavenworth 66048.

 

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WAMEGO TIMES

Wamego, Pottawatomie Co., KS—Thursday, 8 July 1999

 

            Daniel M. Alford, 62, Kansas City [KS], died Sunday, June 27, 1999, in a Kansas City hospital.

            Mr. Alford worked most of his life in sales and marketing. He was athletic ticket manager for Iowa State University at Ames, Iowa, for 10 years. He and his wife also served two years as missionaries on a Navajo Indian Reservation.

            He was born June 5, 1937, at Leavenworth, son of William A. and Lorraine Boten Alford Sr.

            Mr. Alford was a member of Holy Angels Catholic Church at Basehor and the Knights of Columbus.

            He was married to Marilene “Merle” Workman January 24, 1958, at Topeka. She survives.

            Other survivors include three daughters, Kelly Kultala, Kansas City, KS, Dana Hess, Lawrence [KS] and Shawn McWhirt, Shawnee [KS]; a son, Judson Alford, Overland Park; his mother, Lorrain Alford, Leavenworth; five brothers, William Ambrose Alford Jr., and John W. Alford, both of Leavenworth, Myron Alford, Austintown, Ohio, Edward Alford, Topeka, and Chris Alford, Lansing [KS]; five sisters, Regina Ericson and Margie Jewell, both of Lansing [KS], Rosemary Peck, Troy, Ohio, Carole Simpson, Garden City [KS], and Patricia Lingenfelser, St George [KS]; and 11 grandchildren.

            Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 11 a.m. Friday in Holy Angels Catholic Church at Basehor. Burial was in Holy Angels Cemetery at Basehor....

 

Photo from Holy Angels Cemetery, Basehor, Leavenworth Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jean Pinick

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Daniel M. Alford (SS# issued in KS), last residence Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., KS.

            See the obituaries of his parents, William Ambrose Alford and Nora Lorain Boten Alford, in this compilation.

            His middle name and lineage are from Ancestry family trees.

            Henry, born England, and Sarah, born Ireland, are on the 1860 and 1870 censuses in Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS. Henry probably died before 1877, when Sarah married John Parsons in Leavenworth. John and Sarah, with their respective children, are in Leavenworth in 1880. Sarah Parsons (1834–1924) is buried at Mount Calvary Cemetery

            His lineage: Daniel Merton 1937 KS1, William Ambrose 1914 KS2, Daniel Arthur 1889 KS3, John A. 1859 KS4, Henry 1819 England5.

 

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DANIEL STILLMAN ALFORD

Great-Grandfather of Joseph Savage Alford III, AAFA #0102, Elizabeth Diane Allison, AAFA #0983, Andrew Gibson, AAFA #1089

 

LAWRENCE WEEKLY WORLD

Lawrence, Douglas Co., KS—Thursday, 25 February 1904

 

WELL KNOWN LAWYER PASSES AWAY AFTER BRIEF ILLNESS

From Monday’s Daily.

 

            The news of the death of D.S. Alford, which was circulated this morning, was received with deep regret. Mr. Alford was for many years one of the leading lawyers of this city, a man who went to the root of the law and used every honorable exertion for his client.

            Mr. Alford was one of the clearest cut, most decisive lawyers at the bar and his place will be hard to fill. He had a large practice and cultivated it carefully. He was thoroughly loyal to a client and when in a case never left anything undone that could be done to help his side.

            Mr. Alford was a close attorney. He handled his cases in a way that got the law out of the subject. He had good judgment and it was much relied upon.

            Mr. Alford made a success of his life. He accumulated considerable property, invested it carefully and wisely.

            He was an active member of the Congregational church for years and a devoted man to the cause. Mr. Alford was also a staunch prohibitionist and never failed to lift his voice for this great moral reform.

            Mr. Alford was deeply grieved over the loss of his son, Fred Alford, who was killed in the Philippines. He had set great store by this young man, and the blow that fell when Fred was killed was a severe one.

            Mr. Alford brought up an interesting family, educated them well and gave them all needed advantages. He has left his mark on the world that will last.

            During the years of his life those who had business with him found him keen, alert, but honest. He never made any effort to try the other side of a case in which he was engaged, but he tried his own side fairly and with regard to the rights of the opposition.

            Mr. Alford was born 54 years ago in Rivertown, Conn., and had resided in this city for thirty years, during which time he practiced law. He was one of the best known lawyers in this state and in his large practice figured prominently in some important cases.

            He married Miss Susie Savage and they had six children, five of whom are now living, Fred having been killed in the Philippines.

            The funeral will be held on Wednesday at an hour to be announced later.

            Mr. Alford was born October 4, 1848. He graduated from the Wesleyan university at Middleton and took up the study of law in Riverton, his home town. He came to Lawrence in 1873, and was admitted to the bar. He first entered the office of Riggs & Nevison and later the firm. He was for several years in partnership with R.T. Bogelhaus, but for the last twenty-five years practiced mostly by himself.

            On April 14, 1874, he married Miss Susan D. Savage and there are five living children, Donald, Joseph, Theodore, Anna and Sylvia. Fred, the only other child, was killed in the Philippines, while fighting for his country.

 

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KANSAS CITY STAR

Kansas City, MO—22 April 1904

 

LAWRENCE, Kas., Feb. 22—Judge D.S. Alford, the attorney here for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe, died this morning at his home. He had been ill several months, but recently was able to attend to business again. Last week he had a relapse. He was 56 years old and came to Kansas in 1872. His son was one of the first American officers killed by the Filipinos in Manila at the outbreak of the insurrection.

 

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Photo from Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Douglas Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jay

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Susan Daphne Savage Alford; son Alfred Cecil Alford; mother Sylvia Stillman Alford; and sister Ida A. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Donald Stillman Alford in California Obituaries; and his son Theodore Crandall Alford Sr. in District of Columbia Obituaries.

            Find A Grave contributor Jay obtained this Lot Card from the Oak Hill Cemetery office—the connection of the Kummels and Alfords is not known at this time:

 

            See also his biography in AAFA Biographies and Autobiographies of “Alfords”.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Daniel Stillman 1848 CT1, Alfred A. 1812 CT2, Arba 1768 CT3, Nathaniel 1737 CT4, Nathaniel 1698 CT5, Josiah 1649 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1598 England8.

 

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DECKER MAE RUSSELL ALFORD

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Tuesday, 23 February 1993

 

            Alford, Decker Mae (Russell), 72, retired state Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services administrative employee, died Friday, Feb. 19, 1993. Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Calvary Baptist Church.

            Survivors: son, Sylvester J. II of Dallas; three grandchildren.

            Memorial has been established with Calvary Baptist Church Scholarship Fund. Jackson Mortuary.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Decker M. Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 30 May 1920, last residence Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS.

 

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DELORES ALFORD

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Friday, 27 March 1992

 

            Delores Alford, 84, homemaker, died Wednesday, March 25, 1992. Service 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Gibson-Koch-Friskel Chapel.

            Survivors: son, Leonard A. Wood of Tecumseh; stepson, Warren of Wichita; stepdaughter, Pearl Blansett of Chanute; three grandchildren; three great- grandchildren.

            Memorial has been established with Safari Museum.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Delores Alford (SS# issued in KS) was born 27 Apr 1907, last residence not listed.

 

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DELORES LEE KERR ALFORD

Wife of Martin George Alford, AAFA #0147

 

ABILENE REFLECTOR-CHRONICLE

Abilene, Dickinson Co., KS—Tuesday, 8 April 2003

 

            Delores Lee Alford, 79, died Friday, April 4, 2003, at the Via-Christi-St. Francis Hospital, Wichita.

            She was born March 24, 1924, at Lincoln, the daughter of Claude Crawford and Dottie Leota (Bollier) Kerr. She attended the local schools and Lincoln High School.

            Surviving are her husband, Martin, of the home; two daughters, Judith Renea Life of Rogers, Ark. and Barbara Ann Rairden of Abilene; three brothers, Claude E. Kerr of Paramount, Calif., Donald E. Kerr of Concordia and Melvin D. Kerr of Park City; two sisters, Nita Ilene Schaich and Lois Jean Hocker, both of Abilene; eight grandchildren, four great grandchildren and other relatives.

            Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 9, 2003, at the Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, 414 N.W. Third St., Abilene, with the Rev. Richard Palmer officiating. Burial will be in the Abilene Cemetery. Friends may call until time of the service.

            The family of Delores L. Alford suggests that friends may contribute to the YWCA Pool Fund, Salina, in her memory. Contributions may be left at the funeral home.

 

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DAILY UNION

Junction City, Geary Co., KS—Monday, 7 April 2003

 

[This obituary is not verbatim.]

 

ABILENE [Dickinson Co.]—Funeral services for Delores Lee Alford, 79, of Abilene, [will be] held on Wednesday at the Martin-Becker Funeral Home in Abilene. Mrs. Alford died on April 4, 2003, at the Via Christi-St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.

            Mrs. Alford was born on March 24, 1924, at Lincoln, the daughter of Claude Crawford and Dottie Leota Bollier Kerr. She grew up in Lincoln, where she attended school and graduated from Lincoln High School. On December 19, 1940, she married Martin G. Alford in Belleville. They lived in Concordia, Baxter Springs, Lyons, Junction City, and Wichita before returning to Abilene in 1971. She was a homemaker and worked as a bookkeeper. She was a partner with her husband at H&R Block in Abilene for 15 years before retiring. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Junction City, the Heritage Center in Abilene, the Kansas State Historical Society, and the auxiliaries of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion.

            Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Judith Renea Life of Rogers, Arkansas and Barbara Ann Rairden of Abilene; three brothers, Claude E. Kerr of Paramount, California, Donald E. Kerr of Concordia, and Melvin D. Kerr of Park City; two sisters, Nita Ilene Schaich and Lois Jean Hocker, both of Abilene; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

            Her parents, a son, Gary Lee Alford on September 29, 1992, and a grandson, Elmer Ray Rairden, Jr., in 1977, preceded her in death.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Delores L. Alford (SS# issued in KS).

            See the obituaries of her husband, Martin George Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and son Gary Lee Alford in this compilation.

 

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DONALD DELOS ALVORD

 

PARSONS SUN

Parsons, Labette Co., KS—Wednesday, 9 June 2010

 

            Donald Delos Alvord, 84, of Parsons, formerly of Winfield, died on Saturday, June 5, 2010, at Labette Health.

            He was born June 5, 1926, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Ira D. and Alda [sic: Alta] (Simmons) Alvord. He was raised and attended school in Yates Center, graduating from high school there.

            He was a retired USD 465 certified employee. He was a member of First Baptist Church for more than 60 years and also worked as head custodian.

            He married Cecil Audine Courtney on Aug. 2, 1948. She preceded him in death on Oct. 14, 2009.

            Survivors include two sons, Donald Lee Alvord of Sterling and Robert “Bob” Alvord and his wife, Debbie, of Parsons; and four grandchildren, Daniel, Sara, Nicholas and Andrew.

            He was preceded in death by a stepsister, Gwen.

            The service will be at 1:30 p.m. today at First Baptist Church in Win-field. Friends may call from noon to service time today at the church.

            Burial will be at Highland Cemetery in Winfield. Swisher-Taylor & Morris Funeral Home, Winfield, is in charge of arrangements.

            Memorials are suggested to Parsons Presbyterian Manor.

 

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Photo from Highland Cemetery, Winfield, Cowley Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Carpenter Shindler

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Donald D. Alvord (SS# issued in NE), last residence Parsons, Labette Co., KS.

            See the obituary of his wife, Cecil Audine Courtney Alvord, in this compilation.

            His mother, Alta H. Alvord, is also buried in Highland Cemetery.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His ALVORD lineage: Donald Delos 1926 KS1, Ira Delos 1876 WI2, Henry 1832 NY3, Joseph 1793 VT4, Seth 1762 MA5, Joseph 1733 MA6, Joseph 1697 MA7, Ebenezer 1665 MA8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

                                        

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DONALD GUY ALFORD

 

LAWRENCE JOURNAL-WORLD

Lawrence, Douglas Co., KS—Thursday, 13 September 1990

 

            Services for Donald G. Alford, 74, Lawrence, are pending at Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

            Mr. Alford died today at Lawrence Memorial Hospital after a long illness. He was a retired farmer and dairyman.

            He was born Sept. 2, 1916, in Lawrence and had lived his entire life in the area.

            Mr. Alford was a member of the National Ayrshire Assn., the Dairy Shrine, the Mid-America Dairymen and the Douglas County Farmer’s Co-op.

            He was married Sept. 2, 1944, to Esther L. Jones. She survives of the home.

            Other survivors include four daughters, Patricia Price, Perry, Donna Buchanan, Perry, Linda Jurgensen, Wichita, and Sherri Bray, Lawrence; two brothers, Eugene Alford, Peoria, Ill., and Ted [Frederick John] Alford, Warington, Pa.; two sisters, Florence Watson, Kansas City, Kan., and Areta D. Meyer, Lawrence; and five grandchildren.

 

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LAWRENCE JOURNAL-WORLD

Lawrence, Douglas Co., KS—Friday, 14 September 1990

 

            Services for Donald G. Alford, 74, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary with the Rev. George Owen officiating. Burial will be at Oak Hill Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford died Thursday at Lawrence Memorial Hospital following a long illness.

 

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Photo from Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Douglas Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Photographed by Find A Grave contributor Anonymous

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Donald G. Alford (SS# issued in KS) but list his birth date as 2 Sept 1915, last residence Lawrence, Douglas Co., KS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Esther Louise Jones Alford; and sisters Areta Dorothy Alford Powell Meyer and Florence E. Alford Watson in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Eugene R. Alford in Illinois Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Donald Guy 1916 KS1, Frederick Stillman 1888 KS2, Fred 1854 CT3, Alfred A. 1812 CT4, Arba 1768 CT5, Nathaniel 1737 CT6, Nathaniel 1698 CT7, Josiah 1649 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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DOROTHY L. CHRISMAN ALFORD

Sister-in-Law of Georgia Jewell Alford Gallaugher, AAFA #0003

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Friday, 13 August 1999

 

            Alford, Dorothy L. (Chrisman), 87, homemaker, died Monday, August 9, 1999. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Greenwood Cemetery, Sedan.

            Survivors: sons, Gerald of Independence, Kenneth of Eureka; daughters, Janet of Bartlesville, Okla., Phyllis of Coffeyville; sister, Nellie Elliott of Sedan; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren.

            Memorials have been established with American Cancer Society and Alzheimer’s Association. Graves Funeral Home, Coffeyville.

 

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Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Sedan, Chautauqua Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Norton

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy L. Alford (SS# issued in KS) was born 14 Apr 1912, last residence Coffeyville, Montgomery Co., KS.

            See the obituary of her son Kenneth Duane Alford in this compilation.

            Her husband was Daniel Ralph Alford, son of George T. Alford and Bentie Scott.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Daniel Ralph 1908 KS1, George T. 1871 IN2, Joseph McClure 1834 VA3, John 1795 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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EARL DEAN ALFORD

 

Penwell-Gabel Funeral Homes

Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS—Tuesday, 24 December 2002

 

            Earl Dean Alford, 79, of Savonburg, passed away on Sunday, December 22, 2002, at Wichita Specialty Hospital as a result of complications from an accident.

            He was born on June 1, 1923, at Chanute Johnson Hospital, the only son of F. Marion Alford and Dolley (McKinney) Alford. He grew up in the Leanna community, graduated from Chanute High School, and stayed on his family farm where he farmed, milked cows, and raised beef cattle. He was a member of the First Christian Church for 40 years and past 4-H leader.

            He is survived by his loving wife, Betty (Hartman) Alford of the home. They were united in marriage on July 6, 1947. They raised four sons in their 55 years together.

            His children include: Marion and Mila Alford of North Richland Hills, Texas; Paul and Sue Alford of Savonburg, Kansas; John and Nancy Alford of Admire, Kansas; and Alan and Marina Alford of Port Chester, New York. He is also survived by seven grandchildren ranging in age from 26 years to 8 months. He was preceded in death by his parents.

            Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, December 26, 2002, at First Christian Church, 102 N. Grant Street in Chanute with Reverend Dan Haggard officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery on East 14th Street. Friends may call at Johnson Mortuary after 12 noon Wednesday.

            Memorial contributions are suggested to the Kansas Society for Crippled Children or to God’s Pantry of First Christian Church and may be left in care of the mortuary.

            Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Johnson Mortuary.

 

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Photo from Memorial Park Cemetery, Chanute, Neosho Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Vickie

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Earl D. Alford (SS# issued in KS), last residence Savonburg, Allen Co., KS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Earl Dean 1923 KS1, Franklin Marion 1886 KS2, Alexander Campbell 1862 IN3, Wayne 1821 IN4, James 1791 VA5, John 1768 VA6, Thomas 1736 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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ELIHU BIRD HALFORD

 

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Photo posted to his Find A Grave memorial by Michael Kruse

Used with permission

                                                    

SALINA JOURNAL

Salina, Saline Co., KS—20 March 1945

 

ELISHA HALFORD HAD LIVED HERE PAST NINE YEARS

 

            Elisha [sic: Elihu] B. Halford, 74, who lived with his son, Dale Halford, 902 Johnstown, died at 7 this morning at the home. He was a laborer and had lived here nine years. A native of Tennessee, Mr. Halford was born October 27, 1870.

            Others in the family besides the son at whose home he lived here are Novel Halford, Ada, Okla, Raymond Halford, at Camp Lee, Virginia, Mrs. Elizabeth Thornton, Paris, Calif., and Mrs. Crete Dobbs, Chadwick, MO.

            The body is at the Ryan Mortuary pending completion of funeral arrangements, which are being held awaiting word from relatives. 

 

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Photo from Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina, Saline Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Michael Kruse

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his daughter-in-law Thelma Bernice Payton Halford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his grandson Roy Raymon Halford in Nebraska Obituaries.

            Bird Halford married Fannie Jackson on 23 Aug 1896 in Ozark Co., MO [Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002 (Ancestry.com)], and they had 8 children.

            Extensive information on the Halford family, including photos of William Luker Halford and his wife, Susan Caroline Walker, can be found on the web page of Michael Kruse, The Kruse Home Page. See also Elihu Bird Halford, which includes a biography and sources, at Long Island Genealogy’s Surname Database.

            His HALFORD lineage: Elihu Bird 1870 TN1, William Luker 1835 TN2, John 1795 SC3.

 

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ELIZABETH BALHATCHET ALFORD

 

EMPORIA GAZETTE

Emporia, Lyon Co., KS—Thursday, 15 January 2004

 

            The service for Elizabeth B. Alford, 89, a resident of the Emporia Presbyterian Manor, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 24, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. The Rev. Darrel Proffitt of St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church in Lawrence will conduct the service.

            The family suggests that, instead of flowers, memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society and sent in care of the Roberts-Blue-Barnett Funeral Home, P.O. Box 175, Emporia, KS 66801.

            Mrs. Alford, a homemaker, died Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004, at the manor.

            The daughter of William and Bessie Tippett Balhatchet, she was born March 4, 1914, in Evanston, Ill. She graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor’s degree.

            She married Don Kent Alford in September 1937 at Evanston, Ill. He died in March 1966 in Winnetka, Ill.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. She was a Newman Hospital Pink Lady, a member of the American Association of University Women and Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and past president of the Winnetka-Northfield Girl Scout Council in Illinois.

            She is survived by three daughters, Jean Houck of Allen, Judi Perrin of Maple Hill and Patricia Moreno of Silver City, N.C.; a son, Don B. Alford of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; a sister, Jacqueline Downey of Colorado Springs, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.

            A sister, Josephine Zempel, died earlier.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elizabeth B. Alford (SS# issued in IL).

 

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ELIZABETH L. “BETTY” TUCKER ALFORD

Wife of Travis Arnold Alford, AAFA #0374

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—29 September 2013

 

            Alford, Elizabeth “Betty” L., 70, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2013.

            She was born November 2, 1942 to George and Mary Ann (Hirst) Tucker in Hutchinson, KS. Betty graduated from North High School in 1960 and received a Bachelor’s of Art degree from WSU in 1992. She worked as the secretary to the Dean of Engineering at WSU. She was an active member of Pine Valley Christian Church and loved to knit blankets and sew. Betty was devoted to her family and enjoyed her grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 52 years, Travis A. Alford in 2012; brothers, George Blaine Tucker and Thomas Vincent Tucker.

            Betty is survived by her children, Michelle (Michael Katunzi) Sani and Michael (Brenda) Alford; 8 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; siblings, Barbara Ann Brenner, William Vincent Tucker, Brock Peterson, and Brett Walter Tucker.

            Memorial Service: 2 pm, Tuesday, October 1, 2013 at Pine Valley Christian Church. Memorial contributions may be made to Pine Valley Christian Church, 5620 E. 21st St. N., Wichita, KS 67208 or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS 67202. www.MyLakeviewFuneralHome.com.

 

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

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

 

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ELLA BLANCHE HAMM ALFORD

 

STATE JOURNAL

Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS—Tuesday, 4 January 1972

 

            Mrs. Ella Blanche Alford, 86, Topeka, was dead on arrival at a Topeka hospital Monday night after she was stricken at her home. She underwent hip surgery Nov. 4 and later had an apparent cerebral hemorrhage.

            She was born Oct. 6, 1885 in Greenwood County and lived at Osawatomie before she moved to Topeka about 20 years ago. She was employed at the Osawatomie State Hospital before she retired. She was a member of Oakland United Methodist Church.

            Her husband, Charles Wilson Alford, died Oct. 1, 1937. A son, Charles Wilbur Alford, died in 1941.

            Survivors include 2 daughters, Mrs. Mary Brown, at home, and Mrs. Dorothy Morehead, Independence, Mo.; a son, Frederick A. Alford, Glendora, Calif.; and 7 grandchildren.

            Services will be Friday at Parker Mortuary with burial in Westlawn Cemetery.

 

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Photo from West Lawn Memorial Gardens, Topeka, Shawnee Co., S—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bill Stephens

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her daughter Mary Louise Alford Wolf Brown in this compilation.

 

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ELOISE ALFORD

 

SALINA JOURNAL

Salina, Saline Co., KS—Wednesday, 13 November 1968

 

DENVER, Colo.—Eloise Alford, 20, of Wichita, Kan., died in a hospital early today of injuries received in the collision of two cars on a Denver street last Thursday.

 

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WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Friday, 15 November 1968

 

            Services for Miss Eloise Alford, 20, of 831 N. Spruce who died Wednesday in a Denver hospital of injuries received Nov. 7 in a two car collision in Denver, will be at noon Saturday at Jackson Mortuary here. Burial will be at 3 p.m. Sunday in Fairview, Okla., Cemetery.

 

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WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Saturday, 16 November 1968

 

            Alford—Eloise, age 20, of 831 N. Spruce, passed away Wednesday. Funeral Services will be held in the Chapel of the Jackson Mortuary Saturday at 12 Noon. Rev. W.G. Williams, officiating. Interment in the Clearview, Oklahoma Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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EMMA PARSONS ALFORD

 

MCLOUTH TIMES

McLouth, Jefferson Co., KS—Friday, 30 August 1901

 

            Mrs. Emma Alford died at her home about three and one half miles west of town, last Friday [August 23], aged 37 years. She was afflicted with goiter and had been sick seven months.

            Funeral services were held Sunday after which the remains were interred in McLouth cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford leaves two little children, a girl and a boy. She was born and raised in this community and had the esteem of all who knew her. She was a sister of Mrs. E.D. Glynn of this city.

 

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Photo from McLouth Cemetery, McLouth, Jefferson Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Raymond Riley

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her son William Ambrose Alford in this compilation.

            He husband’s lineage: John A. 1859 KS1, Henry 1819 England2.

 

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ERMA ALICE ALFORD

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Monday, 20 January 1992

 

            Alice Alford, 75, seamstress, died Sunday, Jan. 19, 1992. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Mount Hope (Kan.) Cemetery.

            Survivors: husband, Harold; sisters, Eva Wall of Independence, Marie Daves of Guthrie, Okla.; stepdaughters, Marian Hann of Peru, Sylvia Anderson of Fairfield, Calif., Alice Howard of Grove, Okla.; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.

            Webb & Rodrick Funeral Home [Independence, Montgomery Co., KS].

FAG photo requested 6/5/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Erma A. Alford (SS# issued in KS) was born 2 Aug 1916, last residence Independence, Montgomery Co., KS.

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

 

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ERMA VIRGINIA ALVORD MORRIS

 

TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL

Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS—11 April 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

YATES CENTER [KS]—Erma Virginia Morris, 82, Yates Center, died Friday, Apr 10, 1998, in Yates Center. Mrs. Morris was a needlepoint artist and had needlepointed two chairs that are in Cedar Crest [state governor’s mansion] in Topeka.

            She was born July 7, 1915, at Neodesha [KS], the daughter of Herbert Alvord and Erma Steiner. Mrs. Morris was a member of First United Methodist Church at Yates Center, twentieth Century Study Club, Justamere Unit, Lydia Fidelers Circle, all in Yates Center, and the Needlework Guild in Topeka.

            She married Leland S. Morris on Oct 26, 1933, at Yates Center. He died Mar 4, 1985. A son, Brad Morris, also preceded her in death.

            Survivors include a son, Stanley Morris, Yates Center; a daughter, Charlen Johnson, Merriam [KS]; and a sister, Genevieve Adams, Houston TX.

            Services will be at 10:30am Monday at the First United Methodist Church at Yates Center. Burial will be in the Yates Center Cemetery. Mrs. Morris will lie in state until 8pm Sunday at Campbell Funeral Home in Yates Center....

 

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Photo from Yates Center Cemetery, Yates Center, Woodson Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rising Sun

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of E.V. Morris (SS# issued in KS), last residence Yates Center, Woodson Co., KS.

            Her family is listed on the 1920 census in Wilson County, KS—Herbert, his wife Erma, and daughters [Erma] Virginia and 1 year old Genevie. The census shows Herbert born 1890 in Kansas. Herbert I. Alvord, age 11 born April 1889, is listed in Yates Center, Woodson Co., KS, on the 1900 census, son of Abner and Theresa Alvord.

            On Herbert Earl Alvord’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 28, born 26 April 1889 in Yates Center, KS. He has a wife and one child, served in the Kansas Militia for 4 years, and has “auburn red” hair.

            SSDI shows Herbert Alvord born April 26, 1889 in KS, died December 1970 in Oregon.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her ALVORD lineage: Erma Virginia 1915 KS1, Herbert Earl 1889 KS2, Abner 1842 IN3, Menzo 1810 NY4, James 1789 VT5, Seth 1762 MA6, Joseph 1733 MA7, Ebenezer 1665 MA8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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ESTHER LOUISE JONES ALFORD

 

TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL

Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS—24 January 2000

 

LAWRENCE [Douglas Co.] (KS)—Esther L. Alford, 76, Lawrence, died Sunday, Jan 23, 2000, at a Eudora (KS) care center. She was born June 23, 1923, in Lawrence, to Charles and Clara Fox Jones, and lived in Lawrence for many years. She was a member of Dairy Farmers of America, Kansas Farm Bureau and Kaw Valley Extension Homemakers Unit, and a life member of the Ayrshire Breeders Association. She served on the Fairview School board.

            She married Donald G. Alford on Sept 2, 1944, in Lawrence. They owned and operated a dairy farm south of Lawrence. He died Sept 13, 1990. A daughter, Cynthia Alford, also preceded her in death.

            Survivors include four daughters, Patricia Price, Perry (KS), Donna Buchanan, Grantville (KS), Linda Jurgensen, Wichita (KS), and Sherri Bray, Lawrence; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

            Services will be at 1:30pm Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery in Lawrence....

 

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LAWRENCE JOURNAL-WORLD

Lawrence, Douglas Co., KS—Monday, 24 January 2000

 

            Services for Esther L. Alford, 76, Lawrence, will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence. Burial will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford died Sunday, Jan. 23, 2000, at Eudora Nursing Center, Eudora.

            She was born June 23, 1923, in Lawrence, to Charles and Clara (Fox) Jones. Mrs. Alford lived for many years in Lawrence and owned a dairy farm with her husband south of town.

            Mrs. Alford was a former member of the Fairview School Board, a lifelong member of the Ayrshire Breeders Assn., a member of the Dairy Farmers of America, the Kansas Farm Bureau and the Kaw Valley EHU.

            She married Donald G. Alford Sept. 2, 1944, in Lawrence. He died Sept. 13, 1990.

            Survivors include four daughters, Patricia Price, Perry; Donna Buchanan, Grantville; Linda Jurgensen, Wichita; and Sherri Bray, Lawrence; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

            A daughter, Cynthia Alford, and half-sister, Marguerite Sanders, died earlier....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Esther L. Alford (SS# issued in KS), last residence Lawrence, Douglas Co., KS.

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

 

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EUGENE C. ALFORD

 

KANSAS CITY STAR

Kansas City, MO—7 July 1994

 

            Eugene C. Alford, 80, Overland Park [Johnson Co., KS], a lawyer, died July 6, 1994, at Overland Park Regional Medical Center. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, Overland Park; burial in Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa....

            Mr. Alford was an attorney for Gulf Oil Chemicals in 1978-79 and for the Pittsburg & Midway Coal Mining Co. from 1971 to 1978. He worked for Warren Petroleum in Tulsa, Okla., from 1947 to 1971. He received a law degree from the University of Tulsa. He was a Navy veteran of World War II. He was a past member of the Downtown Kansas City Kiwanis Club. He was a member of the church. He was born in Mena [Polk Co.], Ark., and lived in Tulsa before he moved to this area in 1971.

            Survivors include his wife, Marionette Alford of the home; a son, Thomas Alford, Tustin, Calif.; and three grandchildren. (Arrangements: McGilley & Hoge)

 

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Photo from Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Lenexa, Johnson Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Diana Chambers

 

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Photo from Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Lenexa, Johnson Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, E.M. Harris

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eugene C. Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 29 Dec 1913, last residence Shawnee Mission, Johnson Co., KS.

            See the obituary of his wife, Marionette Clark Alford, in this compilation.

 

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EVELYN LUCILLE ALFORD HOHLER

Sister of Martin George Alford, AAFA #0147

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Wednesday, 14 April 2004

 

            Hohler, Lucille, 83, retired Boeing sheet metal mechanic, died Saturday, April 10, 2004. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, 2004, Hillside Funeral Home-East Chapel, 935 N. Hillside.

            Born in Baxter Springs, KS on Sept. 27, 1920.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Byrl B. Hohler and brothers, Marshall Alford and Martin Alford.

            Survivors include: daughter, Beverly and husband, Jim Ridgway; son, Jerry Hohler and wife, Linda; sisters, Dorothy Easley and Wanda Gumfory; brother, LeRoy Alford; 5 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

            The family suggests donations to The American Red Cross Good Neighbor Nutrition Program, 707 N. Main, Wichita, 67203. The family would like to extend special thanks to Faith Home Health and Hospice for all of their care and support. Hillside Funeral Home-East Chapel. 682-5575.

 

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Photos from Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Don Edwards

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Evelyn L. Hohler (SS# issued in KS), last residence Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS.

            See the obituaries of her parents, George Towns Alford and Betty Lou Vaughn Alford; and siblings Wanda Lee Alford James Gumfory, Marshall Edward Alford, and Martin George Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother LeRoy Alford in Missouri Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Evelyn Lucille 1920 KS1, George Towns 1888 MS2, George Towns 1848 GA3, George Washington 1826 GA4, Clinton 1798 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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EVERETT CECIL “BIG AL” ALFORD, JR.

 

Senior photo from Turnerite 65 yearbook

 

KANSAS CITY STAR

Kansas City, MO—24 April 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

            Everett C. “Big Al” Alford, Jr., 48, Kansas City, KS, died April 23, 1996, at the Bethany Medical Center. Graveside services will be 11 a.m. Friday, April 26, in Maple Hill Cemetery. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at Maple Hill Funeral Home.

            Everett was a lifelong Kansas City, KS, resident. He worked in car sales and management for 25 years, and was formerly associated with Keith Roberts Auto Sales. He was a 1965 graduate of Turner High School and a Presbyterian.

            Survivors include a son, Michael J. Alford, Dallas, TX; his mother, Velma McCullough, and brother, John E. Alford, both of Kansas City, KS.

 

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Photo from Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Steve McCray

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Everett Alford (SS# issued in KS) was born 6 Nov 1947, last residence Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., KS.

            See the obituary of his mother, Velma May June Alford McCullough, in this compilation.

            Everett is buried next to his father, Everett Cecil Alford Sr. According to Ancestry family trees, Everett Sr. was the son of Edward Alford, born about 1872 in IN, and May Cox. Edward and May are also buried at Maple Hill Cemetery.

 

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FLORENCE E. ALFORD WATSON

 

KANSAS CITY KANSAN

Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., MO—Thursday, 23 October 2003

 

            Florence E. Watson, 89. Kansas City, Kan., died Oct. 19, 2003. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at the Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. Friends may call 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to Haven Baptist Church, 10638 Parallel Parkway, KCK 66109.

            Florence was born Feb. 15, 1914, in Lawrence, Kan. Florence was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Bernard L. Watson, three sons, Nathan L. Watson, Keith G. Watson and Gary A. Watson, one grandson, Gary Russell Watson, one brother, Don Alford.

            Survivors include two sons, Ron E. Watson and wife Brenda, Wamego, Kan., and Dennis B. Watson, and wife Carole, Pittsburg, Kan.; two brothers, Gene Alford and wife Muriel, Peoria, Ill., and Ted Alford, Philadelphia; one sister, Areta Meyer, Lawrence, Kan.; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

 

In another article [note different name of husband]:

 

LAWRENCE JOURNAL-WORLD

Lawrence, Douglas Co., KS—Wednesday, 22 October 2003

 

KANSAS CITY, Kan.—Services for Florence E. Watson, 89, Kansas City, Kan., will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Chapel Hill-Butler Funeral Home in Kansas City, Kan. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Kansas City, Kan.

            Mrs. Watson died Sunday, Oct. 19, 2003.

            She was born Feb. 15, 1914, in Lawrence, the daughter of Fred S. and Dorothy Rothwell Alford.

            Mrs. Watson was a homemaker and member of Haven Baptist Church. She was a volunteer for Cancer Action Inc. and member of the Go Getters Club.

            She married Keith G. Watson. He died in 1983. Three sons, Nathan L. Watson, Keith G. [sic: Bernard] Watson and Gary A. Watson, and a grandson also died earlier.

            Survivors include two sons, Ron E. Watson, Wamego, and Dennis B. Watson, Pittsburg; two brothers, Gene Alford, Peoria, Ill., and Ted Alford, Philadelphia; a sister, Areta Meyer, Lawrence; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren….

 

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Photo from Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jean Pinick

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Florence E. Watson (SS# issued in KS), last residence Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., KS.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Areta Dorothy Alford Powell Meyer and Donald Guy Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Eugene R. Alford in Illinois Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Florence E. 1914 KS1, Frederick Stillman 1888 KS2, Fred 1854 CT3, Alfred A. 1812 CT4, Arba 1768 CT5, Nathaniel 1737 CT6, Nathaniel 1698 CT7, Josiah 1649 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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FLOYD PALMER HOLFORD

 

HUTCHINSON NEWS

Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS—Friday, 10 June 2005

 

            Floyd Palmer Holford, 88, died June 8, 2005, at Hester Care Center, Wesley Towers, Hutchinson.

            He was born Nov. 9, 1916, at El Dorado, the son of Orville and Minnie Anna Clark Holford. He graduated from Topeka High School in 1933 and from Washburn University in 1938. A resident of Hutchinson since 1939, he was a CPA, retiring in 1972 as a partner with the firm, Bartlett, Settle and Edgerle.

            He belonged to Trinity United Methodist Church, Hutchinson, and he was a member of American Legion Lylse Rishel Post No. 68. He served in the U.S. Air Force as a staff sergeant during World War II, from March of 1943 to February of 1946.

            On July 3, 1942, he married Marceline May Dinwiddie at Lincoln, Neb. She died Oct. 14, 1998.

            Survivors include: a son, Stephen Holford and wife, Meredith, Mansfield, Mass.; and three grandchildren, Amy, Matthew and Charles Holford.

            He was preceded in death by four brothers, Francis, William, Robert, and John Holford; two sisters, Margaret Johnson and Jean Jackson; and a daughter, Sally L. McPhail.

            Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to noon at Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson. There is a private family graveside service in Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson, with the Rev. Nick Warner presiding and a memorial service will be announced at a later date.

            Memorials may be sent to Wesley Towers Good Samaritan Fund in care of the funeral home.

 

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Photo from Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Claudia & Jim Glass

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Floyd P. Alford (SS# issued in KS), last residence Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Marceline May Dinwiddie Holford; and his daughter Sally L. Holford McPhail in this compilation.

 

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FOREST PINNEY ALFORD, JR.

 

LIBERAL DEMOCRAT

Liberal, Seward Co., KS—2 January 1919

 

            Forrest P., the little three-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Forrest Alford of Liberal died this noon at the home of its grandmother, Mrs. Nellie Baer, at Hutchinson, Kansas, where the family were spending the holidays.

            “Junior,” as the little chap was known, was full of life and happy spirits, and his death after two days’ illness with diphtheria, is a great shock to all. The funeral arrangements will be announced later.

            Little Junior has many friends as he was a bright, likable little fellow and to know him was to love him.

 

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Photo from Hutchinson Eastside Cemetery, Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Christina Stark Hansen

 

AAFA NOTES: Forest’s parents, Forest Pinney Alford Sr. and Anna Marie Alford, are also buried in Hutchinson Eastside Cemetery.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Forest Pinney 1915 KS1, Forest Pinney 1878 IN2, George Washington 1846 IN3, Franklin 1815 VA4, James 1791 VA5, John 1768 VA6, Thomas 1736 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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GARRETT DESHAUN ALFORD

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Monday, 12 May 1986

 

            Garrett DeShaun Alford, infant son of Gary Alford and Sylvia Johnson, of 333 W. 21st. Apt. # 325, died Saturday, May 10, 1986. Service 3 p.m. Tuesday, Resthaven Mortuary.

            Other survivors: grandparents, Anna Johnson of Wichita, Elomira Johnson of Wichita; stepgrandmothers, Ruth Jones of Wichita, Laura Bobbitt of Clearview, Okla.; great-great-grandmother, Josephine Davis of Wichita.

 

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GARY LEE ALFORD

Son of Martin George Alford, AAFA #0147

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS— Thursday, 1 October 1992

 

            Alford, Gary Lee, 50, Hope City Police Department volunteer, died Tuesday, Sept. 29, 1992. Rosary 7 p.m. today, Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, service 2 p.m. Friday, St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, Abilene.

            Survivors: wife, Teresa; son, Martin Joseph, daughters, Michelle Renea, Monika Lynn, parents, Martin and Delores Alford, all of Abilene; sisters, Judy Life of Rogers, Ark., Barbara Rairden of Abilene.

 

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Photo from Mount Saint Joseph Cemetery, Abilene, Dickinson Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jerry Hocker

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gary L. Alford (SS# issued in KS) was born 11 Oct 1941, last residence Abilene, Dickinson Co., KS.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Martin George Alford and Delores Lee Kerr Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Gary Lee 1941 KS1, Martin George 1922 WY2, George Towns 1888 MS3, George Towns 1848 GA4, George Washington 1826 GA5, Clinton 1798 NC6, Job 1763 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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GEORGE ALFORD

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Sunday, 23 January 2005

 

 

            Alford, George, 86, retired Excel Corp. maintenance, died Jan. 20, 2005. Service 1 p.m. Monday, Tabernacle Baptist Church.

            Survivors: son, Kevin of Wichita; brothers, Curtis of Crystal, MN, Warren, Robert both of Wichita; sisters, Elizabeth Patton of Clearview, OK, Antonia Carter of Bloomington, MN, Zella Elizenberry of Mashpee, MA; 5 grandchildren. Jackson Mortuary.

 

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Photo from Old Mission Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bill Pennington

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 27 Jan 1918, last residence Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS.

            See the obituary of his wife, Jeraldyne Brooks Alford, in this compilation.

            George is a descendant of Solomon Alford, born 1828 AL, the son of Littleberry and Mary (Butler) Alford, later of Oktibbeha Co., MS. Solomon and slave Lussie had six children. In 1992 Wessylyne Alford-Simpson, AAFA #1034, published Promises: Heritage of an African American Family about this branch of the family.

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

            His lineage: George 1918 OK1, James Willie 1886 OK2, Lafayette 1868 MS3, Solomon 1828 AL, Littleberry 1801 NC5.

 

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GEORGE TOWNS ALFORD

Father of Martin George Alford, AAFA #0147

 

Source unknown

_____, KS—Tuesday, 16 October 1962

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1994

 

            George Towne [sic] Alford, 1127 Catalina, Wichita, died suddenly this morning [16 October 1962] at the home of his son, Martin Alford, 1402 West 14th, where he had been visiting for the past four days.

            He was born Sept. 18, 1888 in Coffeyville, Miss. On Oct 31, 1916, he was married to Betty Lou Vaughn, in Carterville, Mo.

            In addition to Martin Alford, he is survived by his wife of the home and the following children: Marshall E. Alford, of Mission; Leroy Alford, of Concordia; Mrs. Lucille Hohler, of Wichita; Mrs. Dorothy Easley, of Mission; and Mrs. Wanda James of Wichita. Also surviving are one brother, Whit Alford of Dora, Ala., 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

            The body will be taken by the Mass-Hinitt Funeral Home to Wichita Wednesday morning where services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2:00 by the Downing Mortuary.

 

In another article:

 

 

WICHITA EVENING EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Tuesday, 16 October 1962

 

RETIRED MINER TAKEN BY DEATH

 

            A Wichita resident for the past nine years, George Towns Alford, 74, of 1127 Catalina, died early Tuesday morning at Junction City where he had been visiting a son.

            Born Sept. 18, 1888, in Mississippi, he had moved to Wichita from Abilene. He was a retired miner.

            Among his survivors are his widow, Betty, of the home; three sons, Marshall, of Kansas City, LeRoy, of Concordia, and Martin, of Junction City; three daughters, Mrs. Lucille Hohler, 1939 S. Pinecrest, Mrs. Dorothy Easley, Mission, and Mrs. Wanda James, of the home; one brother, Whit, of Dora, Ala: 12 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

            Downing Mortuary is in charge of funeral arrangements.

 

In another article:

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Wednesday, 17 October 1962

 

            Funeral services for George T. Alford, 74, of 1127 Catalina, who died Tuesday at Junction City while visiting a son, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Downing Mortuary.... Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery.

            Pallbearers will be Carl Easley, Byrd Hohler, Russell Parker, Jerry Hohler, Steven James and Gary Alford.

 

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Photo from Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Don Edwards

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Oct 1962) dates of George Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Betty Lou Vaughn Alford; and his children Evelyn Lucille Alford Hohler, Marshall Edward Alford, Martin George Alford, and Wanda Lee Alford James Gumfory in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son LeRoy Alford in Missouri Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: George Towns 1888 MS1, George Towns 1848 GA2, George Washington 1826 GA3, Clinton 1798 NC4, Job 1763 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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GEORGE WAYNE ALFORD

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Wednesday, 31 October 1990

 

            George W. Alford, 96, retired farmer, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 1990. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Leanna Cemetery.

            Survivors: wife, Mary; daughters, Fern Tolbert of Del Norte, Colo., Dorothy Littleton of Chanute; brother, Henry of Chanute; one stepgranddaughter.

            Memorial has been established with Leanna Christian Church. Johnson Mortuary.

 

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Photo from Leanna Cemetery, Neosho Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Don Fry

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George W. Alford (SS# issued in KS) was born 2 Sept 1894, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his brother James Henry Alford in this compilation.

            His middle name is from Ancestry family trees.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: George Wayne 1894 KS1, Alexander Campbell 1862 IN2, Wayne 1821 IN3, James 1791 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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GEORGIA ARLENE STANLEY ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Wednesday, 28 March 2007

 

 

            Georgia Arlene Alford, 86, formerly of Memphis, died on March 16 in Lawrence, KS of natural causes. She was born in Keokuk, IA, on July 4, 1920 to Yongo and Katherine Stanley. She graduated from Messick High School in 1939.

            She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Joe Alford in 1989. Her sister June Timmins also preceded her in death.

            She is survived by her sons, Rev. Joe Alford, Covington and David Alford of Somerville; daughters-in-law, Cindy Alford of Somerville and Julie Trowbridge-Alford of Lawrence, KS. She is also survived by her sister, Betty Steffan of Houston, TX; three surviving grandchildren, Sarah Trowbridge-Alford of Mission, KS, David Trowbridge-Alford of Covington and Addison Alford of Somerville.

            A memorial service will be held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Somerville at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 31 with visitation one hour prior at St. Thomas Episcopal Church....

 

In another article:

 

LAWRENCE JOURNAL-WORLD

Lawrence, Douglas Co., KS—Monday, 19 March 2007

 

            A memorial service for Georgia “Arlene” Alford, Lawrence, formerly of Memphis, Tenn., will be March 31 in Somerville, Tenn.

            Mrs. Alford died Friday, March 16, 2007, at Lawrence Presbyterian Manor.

            She was born July 4, 1920, in Keokuk, Iowa, the daughter of Vongo and Katherine Lucus Stanley.

            She married Joseph F. Alford. They had been married for 50 years at the time of his death in 1989.

            Survivors include two sons, the Rev. Joe Alford, former Episcopal chaplain at Canterbury House at Kansas University, now of Covington, Tenn., and David Alford, Somerville, Tenn.; and three grandchildren, Sarah and David Trowbridge-Alford and Addison Alford.

            The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at the Ecumenical Christian Ministry.... Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Arlene S. Alford (SS# issued in TN), last residence Lawrence, Douglas Co., KS.

 

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GLADYS DAISY ALFORD CLOYD

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Wednesday, 27 February 1991

 

            Gladys D. (Alford) Cloyd, 84, retired nurse’s aide, died Monday, Feb. 25, 1991. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Greenwood Cemetery.

            Survivors: sons, Robert of [obituary cut off here].

 

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Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Sedan, Chautauqua Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Norton

 

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Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Sedan, Chautauqua Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Judy Mayfield

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gladys D. Cloyd (SS# issued in KS) was born 18 Feb 1907, last residence not listed.

            We included the obituaries of her mother, Mary Alice Perry Alford; and brothers Everett F. Alford and Elsworth Kent Alford in Washington Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Gladys Daisy 1907 KS1, Thomas T. 1872 KS2, William Harvey 1839 VA3, Charles 1801 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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GLENDA FAY ALFORD

 

SALINA JOURNAL

Salina, Saline Co., KS—Monday, 14 June 1971

 

HELD IN SLAYING AT COFFEYVILLE

 

COFFEYVILLE, Kan.—First degree murder charges were filed in the Court of Coffeyville today against a 31-year-old Coffeyville woman, Mrs. Delories N. Fuller, in connection with a shooting Thursday night.

            The victim was Mrs. Glenda Fay Alford, 24, also of Coffeyville and the mother of five children. She was shot three times with a small caliber weapon.

            The shooting occurred in the yard of Mrs. Fuller’s home. A .22 caliber pistol was found in the neighborhood, police said.

            Police chief Jerry Smith said the shooting apparently stemmed from an argument over a set of car keys owned by an acquaintance of both women.

 

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Photo from Fairview Cemetery, Cherryvale, Montgomery Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, TRW

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Glenda Alford (SS# issued in KS) was born 10 Dec 1946 [different from gravestone] and died _____ June 1971, last residence not listed.

 

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GRACIE M. ALFORD

 

KANSAS CITY STAR

Kansas City, MO—Tuesday, 8 August 2006

 

            Gracie M. Alford, 80, passed away August 2, 2006. Services 11 a.m. Wednesday August 9, at New Rising Star MB Church. Burial Mt. Moriah. (Arr: E.S. Eley & Sons Funeral Chapel North 4707 E. Truman Rd. KCMO 64127).

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gracie M. Alford (SS# issued in AR) was born 26 Feb 1926, last residence Grandview, Jackson Co., MO.

 

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HAROLD ALFORD

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Wednesday, 27 March 1985

 

            Harold Alford, 59, salesman, died Sunday. Service was Tuesday.

            Survivors: wife, Nina; daughters, Patti Bridges of Texas, Caroline Blevins of Yukon, Okla.; brother, Jack of Chandler, Okla.; sister, Thelma Connor of Broken Arrow, Okla.; four grandchildren.

            Memorial has been established with March of Dimes.

            Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harold Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 11 Nov 1925 and died _____ March 1985, last residence not listed.

 

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HAROLD A. ALFORD

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Monday, 7 December 1992

 

            Alford, Harold, 80, retired mechanic, died Sunday, Dec. 6, 1992. Service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Mount Hope Cemetery.

            Survivors: daughters, Sylvia Anderson of Fairfield, Calif., Alice Howard of Grove, Okla., Marion Hann of Peru; eight grandchildren; four great- grandchildren.

            Webb & Rodrick Funeral Home [Independence, Montgomery Co., KS].

FAG photo requested 6/5/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that H.A. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 21 Oct 1912, last residence Peru, Chautauqua Co., KS.

            See the obituary of his wife, Erma Alice Alford, in this compilation.

 

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HARVIE DEAN ALFORD

 

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Family of Cecil Ray Alford and Hallie Elizabeth (Ingram) Alford. Children: Dean, Cecil, Betty, Louise, Ruth, Vera and Verna

Photo from Hallie Bell’s “Hallie Mae Bissett Family Tree” (Ancestry.com) – used with permission

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Wednesday, 22 March 1995

 

            Alford, H. Dean, 58, Larned State Hospital engineering supervisor, died Friday, March 17, 1995, at Valentine, Neb. as the result of an automobile accident. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Beckwith Mortuary.

            Survivors: fiance, Marjorie Adams of Great Bend; daughters, LeeAnn Kopek of Fayetteville, Ark., Sheryl Yelvington of Stuttgart, Ark.; sons, Danny of Orange County, Calif., Chris of Kansas City, Kan., Clifton of Hutchinson; sisters, Vera Bohnet of Torrance, Calif., Verna Kephart of Newton, Ruth Collier of San Antonio, Texas, Betty Boutz of Baxter Springs, Louise Noey of Seminole, Okla.; brother, Cecil of Thornton, Colo.; five grandchildren.

            Memorial has been established with the Dean Alford Memorial in association with the Hays Motorcycle Club c/o Beckwith Mortuary.

 

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Photo from Great Bend Cemetery, Great Bend, Barton Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ray Davidson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harvie D. Alford (SS# issued in KS) was born 5 Feb 1937, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his aunt Gladys Daisy Alford Cloyd in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Faye Louise Alford Noey in Oklahoma Obituaries; and his grandmother Mary Alice Perry Alford in Washington Obituaries.

            Harvie Dean Alford was the son of Cecil Ray Alford and Hallie Elizabeth Ingram.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Harvie Dean 1937 KS1, Cecil Ray 1903 KS2, Thomas T. 1872 KS3, William Harvey 1839 VA4, Charles 1801 VA5, John 1768 VA6, Thomas 1736 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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HELEN FAYE CUMMINGS ALFORD

 

SEDAN TIMES-STAR

Sedan, Chautauqua Co., KS—24 July 2002

 

            Helen Faye (Cummings) Alford, 100, formerly of Columbus, Kan., died Thursday, July 18, 2002 in Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan.

            She was born September 24, 1901, in Erie, Kan., to Claude Pritchard and Myrtle (White) Cummings. She grew up and attended school in Erie.

            She married Charles “Chuck” Alford. They lived in Albuquerque, N.M. for many years. Mr. Alford preceded her in death in 1985. She continued to make her home in Albuquerque until moving to Columbus several years ago.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by several nieces and nephews including Betty Cook of Columbus, Kan., and Marion Hann of Sedan who helped take care of her.

            Cremation has taken place. David W. Barnes Funeral Home in Sedan is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Helen F. Alford (SS# issued in MO), last residence Columbus, Cherokee Co., KS.

 

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HELEN LOUISE GRAVES HOLFORD

 

TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL

Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS—20 November 1999

 

            Services will be at noon today at the Bowser-Johnson Funeral Chapel for Helen Louise Holford, 39, Topeka. She died Tuesday, Nov 16, 1999, at a Topeka hospital.

            She was born Apr 4, 1960, in Newton (KS), the daughter of Leroy Mosely Graves and Rose Dale Glenn. She moved to Topeka 23 years ago. Ms. Holford attended Pilgrim Baptist Church.

            Survivors include a son, Kenneth C. Holford, Topeka; a daughter, Breoncia S. Jackson, Topeka; four brothers, Ronald Eugene Charles, Carl Richard Graves, Kelvin Lee Moore, all of Topeka, and Elvin Leroy Graes [sic—probably Graves], Kansas City KS; four sisters, Malayia Raimey, Sheryl Charles, Patricia Patterson and Sandra Graves, all of Kansas City KS; a grandparent, Marland Glenn, Kansas City KS; and four grandchildren.

            Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery....

 

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Photo from Mount Auburn Cemetery, Highland Park, Shawnee Co., S—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bill Stephens

Photo posted 4 May 2011

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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IDA A. ALFORD

 

[Ida died in NE, but we are also including her obituary here because of her close ties to KS.]

 

LAWRENCE DAILY JOURNAL-WORLD

Lawrence, Douglas Co., KS—Tuesday, 19 November 1940

 

            Miss Ida Alford died this morning at 6 o’clock, at the Florence home in Omaha, where she had lived for the past six years.

            Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, at 2 o’clock, at Plymouth Congregational church.

            Miss Alford was a member of a pioneer family in Douglas county.

            She is survived by a brother, Fred G. Alford, Lawrence, and a sister, Mrs. Edward [Sylvia Ann] Griffin of Washington, D.C.

 

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Photo from Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Douglas Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jay

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her brother Daniel Stillman Alford; and mother Sylvia Stillman Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Ida 1857 CT1, Alfred A. 1812 CT2, Arba 1768 CT3, Nathaniel 1737 CT4, Nathaniel 1698 CT5, Josiah 1649 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1598 England8.

 

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IDA LEE SHAFFER ALFORD

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Monday, 17 September 1990

 

            Ida L. Alford, 68, of 831 N. Spruce, former Cessna Aircraft Co. employee, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 1990. Services pending.

            Survivors: sons, Joseph E. of Kansas City, Kan., Isreal D. of Wichita; daughters, Senobia Hooks, Beverly A. Allen, Vernie L. Alford, all of Wichita, Idella Johnson, at home; brothers, Adron Shaffer, Ervin Shaffer, both of Los Angeles; sisters, Pearl Shaffer, of Los Angeles, Opal Woodard of Tulsa; 17 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren.

            Jackson Mortuary.

 

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Photo from Riverview Cemetery, Arkansas City, Cowley Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Judy Mayfield

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ida L. Alford (SS# issued in KS) was born 9 June 1922, last residence Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS.

            See the obituaries of her children Joe Eugene Alford and Vernie Lee Alford Stevenson in this compilation.

 

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JAMES A. HALFORD, JR.

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Tuesday, 19 April 2005

 

STAFFORD [Stafford Co.]—Halford, James A. Jr. “Jimmy”, 43, supervisor for APAC Kansas Inc. Shears Division, died April 17, 2005. Service 1 p.m. Wed, Elliott Mortuary Chapel.

            Survivors: daughter, Shelby; son, Sklyer; parents, James Sr. & Laura Halford; sisters, Christine Fuller, Melissa Smith; brother, Benjamin.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James A. Halford (SS# issued in KS) was born 19 Oct 1961, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his father, James A. Halford Sr.; and brothers Benjamin Halford and Kenneth Eugene Halford in this compilation.

 

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JAMES A. HALFORD, SR.

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Thursday, 1 November 2007

 

STAFFORD [Stafford Co.]—Halford, James, 68, died Oct. 30, 2007. Service 3 p.m. Saturday, Minnis Chapel.

            Survivors: wife, Laura; daughters, Christene Fuller, Melissa Smith; brothers, Lavon, Houston; sisters, Mary “Mup” Turner, Betty Brock, Leora Hendrickson; 15 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James A. Halford Sr. (SS# issued in MS) was born 6 Sept 1939, last residence Stafford, Stafford Co., KS.

            See the obituaries of his sons James A. Halford Jr., Kenneth Eugene Halford, and Benjamin Halford in this compilation.

 

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JAMES HENRY ALFORD

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Sunday, 26 March 2000

 

            Alford, J. Henry, 102, retired farmer, died Friday, March 24, 2000. Visitation with family 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Gibson-Koch-Friskel Chapel; service 10 a.m. Wednesday, First Christian Church.

            Survivors: wife, Claribel; son, Melvin of Augusta; daughter, Golda Mae Richter of Aransas Pass, Texas; stepdaughters, Sue Adams of Chanute, Beth Gillham of Taylor, Texas; three grandchildren; four stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild; five step-great-grandchildren.

            Memorial has been established with First Christian Church TV Ministry.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James H. Alford (SS# issued in KS) was born 11 Apr 1897, last residence Chanute, Neosho Co., KS.

            See the obituaries of his son Melvin Everett Alford; and brother George Wayne Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: James Henry 1894 KS1, Alexander Campbell 1862 IN2, Wayne 1821 IN3, James 1791 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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JANICE MAXINE WIGGINS ALFORD

 

SEDAN TIMES-STAR

Sedan, Chautauqua Co., KS—Wednesday, 29 May 2002

 

            Mrs. Janice M. Alford, 64, Independence, died at 10:45 a.m., Friday [May 24], at her residence. She had been in failing health.

            Funeral services were held at 2 p.m., Tuesday, at the First Baptist Church, Independence.... Interment was at Mount Hope Cemetery....

            Janice Maxine Alford was born February 20, 1938, in Sedan, the daughter of W.T. Wiggins and Mae M. (Bohannon) Wiggins. She grew up and attended school in Sedan.

            On February 6, 1955, she was united in marriage to Gerald Dean Alford in Coffeyville. The couple made their home in Sedan before moving to Independence in 1956. During the years she had been employed with Penny Lane, Extra Special, Shoes by Cotterill and the Independence State Bank.

            She was a member of the First Baptist Church where she was a Deaconess and served on many different committees through the years. She loved animals and spent many volunteer hours working with AWOL of Independence.

            Surviving is her husband, Gerald, of the home; three sons, Michael Dean Alford and Douglas Kirk Alford, both of Independence and Gerald Scott Alford of rural Logan, Iowa; one daughter, Lori Ann Oldweiler of rural Altoona, Kan.; 11 grandchildren; one great grandchild; her mother, Mae M. Wiggins, Caney; and one brother, William Leon Wiggins of Caney.

 

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Photo from Mount Hope Cemetery, Independence, Montgomery Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Judy Mayfield

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Janice M. Alford (SS# issued in KS), last residence Independence, Montgomery Co., KS.

 

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JANITH ALFRED FREEMAN

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—6 December 1999

 

            Freeman, Janith, 58, homemaker, died Friday Dec. 3, 1999. Graveside service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Highland Cemetery, Medicine Lodge [Barber Co.], Kan.

            Survivors: sons, Kenneth of Cahokia, Ill., Larry of Medicine Lodge; daughters, Kimberly Tilley of Ft. Cobb, Okla., Patty Dunn of Sapulpa, Okla.; brother, Damon Alfred of Calif.; 15 grandchildren.

            Broadway Mortuary.

 

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Photo from Highland Cemetery, Medicine Lodge, Barber Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Carol Garten Ritter

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Janith L. Freeman (SS# issued in KS) was born 15 Feb 1941, last residence Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS

 

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JERALDYNE BROOKS ALFORD

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Wednesday, 14 March 1990

 

            Jeraldyne Alford, 72, of 1316 Pennsylvania, former Lewin’s Department Store employee, died Monday, March 12, 1990. Service pending.

            Survivors: husband, George; son, Kevin G. at home; brothers, Cecil W. Brooks Sr. of Wichita, Roy L. Brooks of Independence.

            Jackson Mortuary.

 

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WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Friday, 16 March 1990

 

            Jeraldyne Alford, 72, of 1316 Pennsylvania, former Lewin’s Department Store employee, died Monday, March 12, 1990.

            Service 11 a.m. today, Tabernacle Baptist Church. Jackson Mortuary.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, George Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone, where her name is spelled Jeraldine.

 

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JESSICA ANN ALFORD

 

TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL

Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS—Friday, 22 February 2008

 

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            Jessica Ann Alford, 27, of Scranton, passed away Wednesday, February 20, 2008 in Osage County as a result of injuries sustained in an automobile accident.

            Jessica was a store manager for Deals in Topeka. She was born January 23, 1981 in Topeka, the daughter of Myron Francis and Kathryn M. Palmer Alford. Jessica was a graduate of Shawnee Heights High School. Jessica enjoyed playing pool, music and especially dancing with her son, Dylan. She enjoyed laughing and living life to the fullest. Her greatest accomplishment in life was being a great mother to her son.

            She is survived by; her son Dylan McCall Alford of the home, mother, Kathryn Alford of the home, father, Myron Alford of Leavenworth, step brothers, Benjamin Alford of Topeka, Lucas Sadler of Leavenworth, step sister, Jennifer English of Overland Park, grandmother, Lorain Alford of Leavenworth, aunt, Patty Oliver of Perry and uncles, Bill Palmer and wife Fran of Overbrook, James Palmer and wife Ida and Tim Palmer and wife Kim all of Topeka.

            Jessica will lie in state after 2:00 p.m. Friday at the Brennan-Mathena Funeral Home where the family will receive friends from 6 to 8:00 p.m. The funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Mount Calvary Cemetery.

            Memorial contributions may be given to the Dylan Alford Education Fund sent in care of the Kansas State Bank in Scranton or Overbook. Online condolences to www.brennanmathenafh.com.

 

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OSAGE COUNTY HERALD-CHRONICLE

Burlingame, Osage Co., KS—Thursday, 21 February 2008

 

MICHIGAN VALLEY—A 27-year-old woman was killed in a one-car accident near Michigan Valley in eastern Osage County in the early morning hours of Feb. 20.

            According to a Kansas Highway Patrol report, Jessica Ann Alford, Scranton, was the passenger in a 1998 Dodge passenger car driven by Justin Robert Spencer, 24, Carbondale. The vehicle was southbound on Stanley Road at 4:34 a.m., about 5.5 miles north of state Highway 268, when it went off the road and rolled numerous times. Alford was partially ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene. Spencer was extricated from the vehicle and transported to an Overland Park hospital.

            Neither Alford nor Spencer were wearing a seatbelt, according to the report.

 

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Photo from Mount Calvary Cemetery, Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Topeka Tom

 

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

            See the obituaries of her grandparents William Ambrose Alford and Nora Lorain Boten Alford in this compilation.

            Her lineage: Jessica Ann 1981 KS1, Myron ???? KS2, William Ambrose 1914 KS3, Daniel Arthur 1889 KS4, John A. 1859 KS5, Henry 1819 England6.

 

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JEWELLEAN THOMAS ALFORD

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Thursday, 26 August 2004

 

            Alford, Jewellean, 71, retired USD 259 school psychologist, died Aug. 21, 2004. AKA service 7 p.m. Thursday, Jackson Mortuary; service 11 a.m. Friday, St. James Episcopal Church, 3750 E. Douglas.

            Survivors: husband, Robert L.; son, Andre’ Julien Alford of the home; brothers, Pernell Thomas of Wichita, Leonard Thomas of Spencer, OK, Julius Thomas of Victorville, CA, Roscoe Thomas of Oklahoma City; sister, Irean Maynard of Oklahoma City; 1 grandchild; 2 great-grandchildren.

FAG photo requested 6/6/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jewellean Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 16 March 1833, last residence Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS.

 

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JOE EARL HOLFORD

 

Photo from Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home

 

HUTCHINSON NEWS

Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS—Thursday, 10 January 2008

 

KINGMAN—Joe Earl Holford, 63, passed away Jan. 8, 2008, at Reno County Hospice House, Hutchinson.

            He was born June 13, 1944, in Omaha, Neb., the son of Clyde and Lillie A. Carter Holford. He graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School, Council Bluff, Iowa. He also attended Logan Chiropractic School in St. Louis; he received an associate degree from Park College, Park City, Mo., as well as a degree from Cleveland Chiropractic School, Kansas City, Mo., in 1986. He had practices in both Wellington and Haysville. In 1999, he became an independent truck driver.

            He was a member of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association and was as lifetime member of the Haysville VFW. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 10 years.

            On Aug. 17, 1979, he married Michele W. Fehlhaber, in Vermillion, S.D. She survives.

            Other survivors include: a son, Michael A. Holford and wife, Amy, Kingman; a sister, Blanch E. Cloyd and husband, Herbert, Camdenton, Mo.; a brother, Ed Holford, Benton, Ark.; and a granddaughter, Kristy Kay.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; and two brothers, Earl and Wayne Holford.

            Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Penwell-Gabel Cemetery and Mausoleum, Hutchinson, with Pastor David W. Roth presiding. Visitation will be from 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Penwell-Gabel Funeral Home and Crematory, Hutchinson, with family present to receive friends....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Joe E. Holford (SS# issued in IA), last residence Kingman, Kingman Co., KS.

 

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JOE EUGENE ALFORD

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Friday, 10 July 1998

 

            Alford, Joe Eugene, 55, Broadview Hotel maintenance employee, died Tuesday, July 7, 1998. Service pending.

            Survivors: sons, Tyrone, Achaz, daughters, Jasmine Alford, Desiree Summers, brother, Israel Alford, sisters, Wanda Hooks, Beverly Allen, Idella Alford, all of Wichita; four grandchildren.

            Jackson Mortuary.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Ida Lee Shaffer Alford; and sister Vernie Lee Alford Stevenson in this compilation.

            His Find A Grave memorial lists his birth date as 10 Nov 1942. A photographer/contributor reported on 7 May 2013 that he has no gravestone.

 

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JOHN LEE ALFORD

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Thursday, 4 December 1969

 

INDEPENDENCE, Kan.—Services for John Alford, 59, former employe of Continental Can Co., Coffeyville, Kan., will be at 2:30 p.m. Friday at Potts Funeral Home. He died Tuesday [December 2].

            Born in Wichita, he had been a former employe of Beech Aircraft Co. and Boeing Co.

            Survivors include his widow, Vera; a daughter, Mrs. Richard Myers, Chanute, Kan.; and three sisters, Stella Jester, Hardin, Mont., Mrs. Nina Stone, Tucson, Ariz., and Mrs. June Holeman, Elk City, Kan.

 

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Photo from Mount Hope Cemetery, Independence, Montgomery Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Judy Mayfield

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John Alford (SS# issued in KS) was born 22 Jan 1910 and died _____ Dec 1969, last residence Independence, Montgomery Co., KS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Vera Louise Doty Alford; mother, Lida Jane Eakins Alford; and grandmother Mary Jane McGee Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his daughter Lida M. Alford Myers in Missouri Obituaries; and of his brother Cleo Ross Alford in California Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: John Lee 1910 KS1, Albert Lee 1875 IN2, Joseph McClure 1834 VA3, John 1795 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 17366, John 1696 ??7.

 

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JUANITA ALFORD GOODVIN

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Wednesday, 15 July 2009

 

            Goodvin, Juanita, 89, passed away Tuesday, July 14, 2009. A Service of Celebration will be 10:00 A.M., Friday, July 17, Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.

            Her legacy: to live boldly and passionately and shine God’s light every day.

            Born in Winnsboro, LA, Juanita picked cotton and perfected the art of southern cooking. An RN, she joined the Army Nursing Corps during WWII where she was a model for recruiting. Stationed in Fort Smith, AR, she met her husband of 66 years, Woodrow Wayne Goodvin and married him 60 days later. In 1972.

            Juanita started Heart Thoughts, Inc. and was involved in the business until 2002. Juanita and Wayne cared for foster children, were active in the community, and in the Greenwich Road Church of Christ. Faith, family, fun and fishing in Wyoming came first with Juanita.

            Survived by husband Wayne Goodvin, son Grant Goodvin & wife Carol, daughter Suzy Brown & husband Terry; daughter-in-law Sherry Goodvin; and grandchildren: Jackie Stevenson, Woodrow Goodvin, III, Courtney Ruffin, Brogan Sullivan, Caedran Sullivan, Garrett Sullivan, Grady Sullivan, Grant Goodvin, Jr., Jason Goodvin, Ellie Goodvin, Erin Bever, Ryan Bever and many great-grandchildren.

            Preceded in death by son Woody Goodvin, Jr., [brother and his wife] Lionel and Julia Alford and James Alford.

            Memorials to: Greenwich Road Church of Christ Outreach, 1746 S. Greenwich Rd., Wichita, 67207. Tributes may be sent to the family via www.dlwichita.com “Remember, I love you from the top of your head to the bottom of your toes.”

 

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Photo from Wichita Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from wonderer – LM thru Edit 4/23/2013

Taken by photographer “wonderer”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Juanita Goodvin (SS# issued in LA) was born 4 March 1920, last residence Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS.

            See the obituary of her brother Lionel Devon Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother James A. Alford in Alabama Obituaries.

            Juanita was the daughter of Columbus Franklin Alford and his second wife, Jennie Alethia Lee.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Salvator Alford and Elizabeth Reynolds.

            His lineage: Juanita 1920 LA1, Columbus Franklin 1878 LA2, William James 1841 AL3, Almon B. 1810 GA4, Owen Wilkins 1780 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

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JULIA BRYAN ALFORD

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Friday, 26 June 1992

 

JULIA ALFORD WANTED A CELEBRATION OF HER LIFE

 

            While those around her were climbing the social ranks, Julia B. Alford always had her feet firmly on the ground.

            She made her own clothes, sewed quilts and “didn’t feel comfortable with the elite status she could have assumed,” her husband, Lionel Alford, chairman of the Wichita/Sedgwick County Partnership for Growth and retired senior vice president of the Boeing Co., said Thursday.

            ‘‘She was very frugal. I could hardly get her to buy clothes. I would go out and buy her a suit now and then,” Alford said.

            Julia Alford, 63, died of cancer Wednesday at St. Francis Regional Medical Center. Born Julia Bryan in Downsville, La., Mrs. Alford graduated from Louisiana Business School in Monroe, La., and worked as a bookkeeper and secretary for the Monroe Steam Laundry.

            She married Lionel Alford in 1951, moved to Wichita and worked as a secretary at Boeing while her husband was in the U.S. Air Force.

            She quit work and became a full-time homemaker when the couple had their first child, Lionel Jr., in 1958.

            The couple moved 12 times during their 41 years together.

            In Wichita, she bowled three times a week ‘‘about a 175 or 180, not bad for just piddling around,” her husband said.

            ‘‘And she liked music: She played the organ and the piano,” he said.

            After the couple’s two sons finished college, Mrs. Alford worked as a supervisor at Heart Thoughts, a card company founded by her sister-in-law Juanita Goodvin, he said.

            Alford had remained at his wife’s bedside from 7:30 every morning to 8:30 every night since she checked into St. Francis on March 3.

            ‘‘She prepared the whole family for this situation,” Alford said. “That is hard to say. I’ve been through some wretched times. But she didn’t cry ever. She believed in her eternal faith. And she said: ‘I’ve got to get you straightened up so you can pay the bills and keep the records.’ She did that.”

            Alford needed that, he said, because his wife had always handled family finances.

            ‘‘I turned my paycheck over to her. She paid all the bills and paid the income tax. And that was what she was worried about, getting me straightened up.”

            While accepting the Chamber of Commerce 1992 Uncommon Citizen award last month, Alford credited his wife with his success.

            ‘‘She was the one who found a school for the boys, found a church for us to worship in, moved the furniture to the new house and never complained,” he said in his acceptance speech.

‘‘If I’ve done anything in my life, it’s because of Julia.”

            Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Immanuel Baptist Church, a service Mrs. Alford told her husband she wanted to be a celebration.

            ‘‘She said she didn’t want crying. And she didn’t want a lot of depression. She wanted people to go on with their lives.”

            In addition to her husband, Mrs. Alford is survived by her sons Capt. Lionel D. Jr., of Dayton, Ohio, and Scott F. of Wichita; brothers Irvin R. Bryan, Virgil O. Bryan, Max A. Bryan, all of West Monroe, La. and the Rev. Jesse D. Bryan of El Paso; sisters Mary Bryan Massart of Monroe, La., Ruth Bryan Phillips, Faye Bryan Roy, Ola Mae Bryan McGee, all of West Monroe, La., Judy Bryan Martin of Dubach, La.; and four grandchildren.

            Memorials have been established with Kansas Food Bank Warehouse and St. Francis Foundation. Downing & Lahey Mortuary is handling funeral arrangements.

 

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Photo from Wichita Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bill Pennington

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Julia B. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 17 Aug 1928, last residence Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Lionel Devon Alford; and son Scott F. Alford in this compilation.

 

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JUNE V. SMITH HOLFORD

 

TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL

Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS—Tuesday, 10 February 1998

 

            June V. Holford, 59, Topeka, died Saturday, Feb. 7, at a Topeka hospital. Cause of death was unavailable. She was born June 28, 1938, in England, the daughter of Authur and Dorothy Kaptein Smith. While she lived in Pennsylvania, she was a prison guard and a paramedic. After she moved to Topeka, she attended Washburn University and became a registered nurse. She worked at a Topeka nursing home 11 years. She was a supervisor for Prison Health Services and was an assistant director of nurses at Courtyard Terrace in Topeka.

            Survivors include a son, Michael T. Holford, Topeka, and a granddaughter.            Services will be at 3pm Thursday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Funeral Home. Burial will be in Topeka Cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of June V. Holford (SS# issued in KS), last residence not listed.

 

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KARSYN LEE ALVORD

 

HUTCHINSON NEWS

Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS—Monday, 16 December 2002

 

GALVA—Karsyn Lee Alvord, 1, died Dec. 14, 2002, at her home in Galva.

            She was born Nov. 2, 2001, at Salina, the daughter of Aaron and Jennifer Alexander Alvord.

            She was baptized at United Methodist Church, Galva.

            Survivors include: her parents; grandparents, Daril and Kelly Alexander, Galva, and Chuck and Nancy Alvord, McPherson; great-grandparents, Eldon and Jody Alexander, Galva, Willard and Sally Shuckman, McPherson, Dorothy Morrow, Marquette; great-great-grandparents, Evelyn Grant, Galva, and Bill and Marge Green, Waldo; and many uncles and aunts.

            Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Countryside Covenant Church, McPherson, with the Rev. Rob Bloss presiding. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m., at Glidden-Ediger Funeral Home, McPherson. Burial will be in Empire Cemetery, Galva.

            Memorials may be sent to the Karsyn Alvord Memorial Fund in care of the funeral home.

 

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MCPHERSON SENTINEL

McPherson, McPherson Co., KS—Friday, 19 December 2003

 

            A community blood drive in memory of Karsyn Lee Alvord, the Galva infant who lost her battle with cancer last December, has been set for noon to 6 p.m. Dec. 29 and 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 30 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 N. Elm, McPherson.

            Karsyn, the daughter of Aaron and Jennifer Alvord, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in May 2002. Karsyn’s treatment included surgery and four months of chemotherapy. During a checkup in November 2002, doctors discovered that Karsyn’s tumor had grown back. The cancer also had spread to a kidney.

            Karsyn died Dec. 14, 2002. Now, just a year later, Karsyn’s short life is being remembered by friends and relatives who have volunteered to help the American Red Cross with the upcoming blood drive.

            The idea of a memorial drive grew out of a chance meeting and subsequent conversations between Jennifer Alvord and Patti Robinson, manager of the Sunflower Chapter of the American Red Cross.

            Said Alvord, “I told her (Robinson) I knew how important it was to give blood, because Karsyn had received so many transfusions. She was on chemotherapy for four months, and whenever her blood count went down, she had to have a transfusion. She had over 40 transfusions in four months.”

            Robinson knew of other communities that had hosted memorial blood drives. She suggested the possibility and received a positive response….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Karsyn L. Alvord (SS# issued in KS), last residence not listed.

 

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KATHRYN M. “KAY” DYER KNIGHT ALFORD

           

PARSONS SUN

Parsons, Labette Co., KS—Tuesday, 17 April 2012

 

CHETOPA—Kathryn M. “Kay” Alford, 84, of Chetopa died at 9:15 a.m., Saturday, April 14, 2012, at Chetopa Manor.

            She was born June 20, 1927, in Cordova, Alaska, to Leslie Archie and Frances Marie (Butler) Dyer. As a young girl, she attended school near Wichita. In 1961, she enrolled in a pastry-baking course in Wichita offered by the Board of Education. Through the years she was employed in food service.

            She married Ronald G. Knight in the mid-1950s. They later divorced.

            She married Vernon E. Alford on Dec. 4, 1971, at Maize.

            Survivors include a daughter, Teresa Ann Northrop of Wichita; a stepdaughter, Julie Bucklin of New Haven, N.H.; two stepsons, Harold Alford of Topeka and Vernon Alford Jr. of Oklahoma City; nine stepgrandchildren; and seven stepgreat-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Alford, on Sept. 28, 1996; and a brother, Justin Dyer.

            A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Wichita Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today.

            Memorials are suggested to The Rotary Foundation to help in the fight of polio. These may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 346, Chetopa, 67336.

            Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.

 

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Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home

Chetopa, Labette Co., KS—_____ April 2012

 

            Kathryn M. “Kay” Alford, 84, of Chetopa, died at 9:15 a.m., Saturday, April 14, 2012 at Chetopa Manor Nursing Home.

            She was born June 20, 1927 in Cordova, Alaska to Leslie Archie and Frances Marie (Butler) Dyer. As a young girl, she attended school near Wichita.

            In 1961, she enrolled in a pastry-baking course in Wichita offered by the Board of Education. Through the years she was employed in food service at Wichita City Schools, Wolfe’s Cafeteria and Wichita City Hall.

            She and Ronald G. Knight were married in the mid 1950’s. Following marriage, she attended Beauty College at Venus Academy in Wichita. To this union, one daughter, Teresa Ann, was born. They later divorced.

            She and Vernon E. Alford were married December 4, 1971 at Maize, Kansas. In 1982, they moved to Chetopa where she had lived since. While living in Chetopa, she was involved with the Green Thumb program and also worked in food service at Chetopa schools.

            She was a member of the Homemaker’s Club, the National Camper and Hiker Association, and the former Chetopa Flower Club. She enjoyed playing the organ, flower gardening, and tending to her own yard. She also studied painting and had participated in the Chetopa Community Christmas Choir.

            Survivors include: One Daughter – Teresa Ann Northrop and husband, Dan Wichita, KS One Stepdaughter – Julie Bucklin New Haven, NH Two Stepsons – Harold Alford Topeka, KS Vernon Alford, Jr. Oklahoma City, OK Nine Step-Grandchildren Seven Step-Great-Grandchildren

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon Alford on September 28, 1996; and one brother, Justin Dyer.

            Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 18, 2012 at the Wichita Park Cemetery. Friends may call at the Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday….

 

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Photo from Wichita Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bill Pennington

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

 

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KENNETH DUANE ALFORD

 

SEDAN TIMES-STAR

Sedan, Chautauqua Co., KS—Wednesday, 1 December 2004

 

EUREKA—Kenneth Duane Alford, of Eureka, Kan., died at the Greenwood County Hospital on Sunday, Nov. 28, 2004, at the age of 70.

            He was born on Dec. 3, 1933, in Peru, Kan., the son of Ralph and Dorothy (Chrisman) Alford. Kenneth was raised in Coffeyville, Kan. and attended school there, graduating from Coffeyville High School with the class of 1951.

            On Sept. 18, 1952, he was united in marriage to Mary Dye in Sedan, Kan. They made their home in Sedan, where Kenneth worked for the Rural Electric Association and Johnson’s Feed Store. On May 1, 1954, the family moved to Eureka and Kenneth began his career with the Kansas Department of Transportation, first in the Engineering Department and later as the Maintenance Supervisor. He retired on June 1, 1994, with over 40 years of service.

            Kenneth is survived by his wife of 52 years, Mary, of the home, three sons and daughter-in-laws, Rocky and Debbie Alford, Garnett, Kan., Joe and Silvia Alford, Xanten-Marianbaum, Germany and Jack and Cyndi Alford, Eureka, Kan., two daughters and son-in-laws, Debbie and Ken Flew, Mulvane, Kan. and Rhonda and Steve Bartel, Mulvane, Kan., 12 grandchildren, two great grandchildren, one brother, Gerald Alford, Independence, Kan. and two sisters, Phyllis Alford and Janet Alford, both of Bartlesville, Okla.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, and one grandson, Eric Plew.

            Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. at the Koup Family Funeral Home in Eureka, with Pastor Alan Hunter of the Jefferson Street Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery....

 

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Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Eureka, Greenwood Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Judy Mayfield

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Kenneth D. Alford (SS# issued in KS) but list his birth date as 13 Dec 1933, last residence Eureka, Greenwood Co., KS.

            See the obituaries of his son Rocky Lee Alford; and mother, Dorothy L. Chrisman Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Kenneth Duane 1933 KS1, Daniel Ralph 1908 KS2, George T. 1871 IN3, Joseph McClure 1834 VA4, John 1795 VA5, John 1768 VA6, Thomas 1736 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

                      

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KENNETH EUGENE HALFORD

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Sunday, 16 November 2003

 

ARLINGTON—Halford, Kenneth Eugene, 38, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2003. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Elliott Mortuary, Hutchinson.

            Survivors: father, James Halford; mother, Laura Halford both of Stafford; son, Kenneth Dyllan Halford of the home; stepdaughters, Cassandra Johnson, Melissa Johnson both of Wichita; brothers and sisters.

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Photo from Arlington Cemetery, Arlington, Reno Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Phillip H. Pitzer

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Kenneth E. Halford (SS# issued in KS) was born 15 Apr 1965, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his father, James A. Halford Sr.; and brothers James A. Halford Jr., and Benjamin Halford in this compilation.

 

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LAFARA MAE “MAIZIE” SMITH HALLFORD

 

HUTCHINSON NEWS

Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS—Friday, 31 October 2003

 

HAVEN [Reno Co.]—Lafara Mae “Maizie” Hallford, 76, died Oct. 29, 2003, at her home in Haven.

            She was born Dec. 27, 1926, at Fluvana, Texas, the daughter of Hubbard and Annie Mae Davis Smith. A resident of Haven since 1956, previously living in Abilene, Texas, she was a retired cook and dietician for the Haven Manor and was a cosmetologist while living in Texas.

            On Jan. 6, 1950, she married John Garland Hallford at Abilene, Texas. He died Oct. 15, 1991.

            Survivors include: two sons, John M. and wife Janet, and Gary D. and wife Kelly, all of Hutchinson; two daughters, Debra Schriever and husband Doug, Partridge, and Lessie Diener and husband Marvin, Salina; a brother, L. C. Smith, Dallas; two sisters, Vera Laverne Hight, Abilene, Texas, and Ola Fay Crouch, Midland, Texas; eight grandchildren, John E. Hallford, Halstead, Katie Hallford, Hutchinson, Chad Hallford, Albuquerque, N.M., Kyle Hallford, Springfield, Mo., Scott and Curtis Schriever, both of Partridge, David and Mattison Diener, both of Salina; and two great-grandchildren, Tyler and Eli Hallford, Hutchinson.

            She was preceded in death by three brothers, Clyde, H. D. and Vernie Charles Smith, and a granddaughter, Julie M. Hallford.

            Funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Haven Baptist Church, Haven, with Dr. David Lallathin presiding. The family will receive friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m. today at Van Campen Funeral Home Chapel, Haven. Burial will be in Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lafara M. Hallford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Haven, Reno Co., KS.

 

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LAWRENCE E. ALVORD

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Wednesday, 15 July 1987

 

            Lawrence E. “Larry” Alvord, 64, retired construction worker, died Tuesday, July 14, 1987. Service 11 a.m. Thursday, Janesville Cemetery, Hamilton.

            Survivors: sons, Michael E., Lawrence E. Jr., both of Augusta, Loren R. of Arkansas City; stepson, Ronnie Alvord of El Dorado; daughters, Leta Zeller, Kay Alvord, stepdaughters, Ann Brammer, Rena Brammer, all of Arkansas City; sisters, Anna Mae Cookson of Hamilton, Neva Williams of Parsons; eight grandchildren.

            Campbell Funeral Home, Eureka.

 

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his sister Anna Mae Alvord Cookson Barb in this compilation. It includes census and genealogical information.

            His ALVORD lineage: Lawrence E. 1924 KS1, R. Eugene 1888 KS2, Martha Evelyn 1868 IA3, Charles M. 1844 NY4.

 

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LEMMIE ENOS ALFORD

 

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Photo and dates from Jackson Mortuary

 

Born: June 16, 1988

Place of Birth: Wichita, KS

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—3 August 2013

 

            Alford, Lemmie Enos, former Best Western Hotel employee, born June 16, 1988, passed away July 25, 2013. Service 11 a.m. Monday, Aug. 5, New Hope Missionary Baptist Church.

            Survivors: children, Jahlia and Lemier Alford; mother, Lillie B. Coleman; father, Louis M. Alford; sisters, Kara, Nicole, Candiee, Brittany, Lacie, Tracie; brothers, Isaac, Milton, Cecil, Kiemon; grandmother, Lavern Alford.

            Entrusted to Jackson Mortuary. www.thejacksonmortuary.com.

 

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

            See the obituary of his aunt Lydia A. “Angie” Alford Morrison in this compilation.

 

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LIDA JANE EAKINS ALFORD

                                

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SEDAN TIMES-STAR

Sedan, Chautauqua Co., KS—_____ March 1936

 

            Funeral services were held in the First Methodist church Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock for Mrs. Lida Jane Alford who departed this life at Winfield hospital Friday, March 6th.

            Deceased was the widow of the late Lee Alford who passed away August 9th last year....

            Interment was in Greenwood cemetery with Buckles Funeral Home in charge.

            Members of the Sedan Rebekah lodge of which Mrs. Alford was a member attended in a body and conducted the service of the order at the grave.

            Lida Jane Eakins was born at Muncee, Kansas February 15, 1879, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.K. Eakins. She departed this life Friday, March 6, 1936, at the St. Mary’s hospital, Winfield, Kansas, after a brief illness, although she had been in poor health for years. She was 57 years, 20 days of age.

            In early childhood she moved, to the Brownsville neighborhood where she grew to womanhood, to later become a teacher in the Chautauqua County schools.

            On May 27, 1900 at the family home at Brownsville she was united in marriage with Lee Alford, now deceased.... Since her marriage she has lived the greater portion of the time in this community, where she reared and educated her family of five children, all of whom survive and were present during her last illness.

            They are: Cleo Alford, Chula Vista, California; Mrs. Stella Jester, Sheridan, Wyoming; Nina Alford, Houston, Texas; John Alford, Sedan, Kansas; and June Alford, Sedan, Kansas. She is also survived by her mother, Mrs. Hulda Eakins of Peru; a sister Mrs. Laura Alford of Peru; and a brother, Elmer Eakins of Oklahoma City....

 

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Permission granted by the photographer, Judy Mayfield

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of Lida’s mother-in-law, Mary Jane McGee Alford; and son John Lee Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her son Cleo Ross Alford in California Obituaries; and her granddaughter Lida M. Alford Myers in Missouri Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Albert Lee 1875 IN 1, Joseph McClure 1834 VA2, John 1795 VA3, John 1768 VA4, Thomas 1736 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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LINDA GAIL ALFRED YOUNG

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Wednesday, 17 March 1999

 

            Young, Linda Gail, 46, hospital ward clerk, died Sunday, March 14, 1999. Service pending.

            Survivors: husband, Edmond; son, Steven Alfred of Wichita; daughters, Deidra Young of Beaumont, Texas, Tamieka Young of Wichita; father, Eddie Allen of Beaumont, Texas; brothers, Everette Alfred, Larry Alfred, both of Beaumont, Texas; four grandchildren.

            Broadway Mortuary.

 

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BEAUMONT ENTERPRISE

Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX—Thursday, 18 March 1999

 

            Linda Young, 46, of Wichita, Kan. died March 14 at St. Francis Hospital in Wichita.

            Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Starlight Baptist Church in Beaumont with burial at Memorial Garden Cemetery under the direction of Community Funeral Chapel on Irma Avenue....

            A native and former resident of Beaumont, she lived in Wichita for several years and was a retired ward clerk for Baptist Hospital.

            Survivors include her husband, Edward Young Jr, of Wichita; daughters, Deidra Young of Beaumont and Tamieka Young of Wichita; brothers, Larry Alfred and Everett “Bo” Alfred, both of Beaumont; and four grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Linda G. Young (SS# issued in TX) was born 31 Oct 1952, last residence Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS.

            The Community Funeral Chapel, now named Comeaux Community Funeral Chapel, traditionally serves the African-American community.

 

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LIONEL DEVON ALFORD

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Wednesday, 25 October 2000

 

BOEING LEADER LIONEL ALFORD DIES

By Molly McMillin

 

            Lionel Alford—who picked cotton to buy clothes for school while growing up, fought in World War II and Korea, then rose to lead Boeing Wichita—died of cancer early Tuesday [October 24] at age 75.

            The former bomber pilot and test pilot was a compassionate leader who constantly sought to improve the community, those closest to him say.

            Most recently, the former senior vice president who retired in 1989 led the campaign for passage of the $284.5 million bond issue to fix Wichita’s aging schools.

            That was only one of his many contributions to the community; another was founding the Kansas Foodbank Warehouse.

            “I know of no one individual certainly in my 20-plus years of public service that matches his contribution to this community,” said Mayor Bob Knight. “It’s such a significant loss for this community—he’s truly, truly going to be missed.”

            Mr. Alford had a quick wit and a sense of humor who found “a niche in the business world that he loved,” said Wayne Goodvin, his brother-in-law.

            Mr. Alford was born on a cotton farm in Winnsboro [Franklin Parish], La., the youngest of three children. When he was 12, during the Depression, his father died, leaving his mother to support the family. He picked cotton to buy clothes for school and rode a bicycle with only one pedal, said his sister, Juanita Goodvin.

            Through the hardship and struggles, “we were a very close family,” Goodvin said.

            The family has remained close. Mr. Alford’s brother, James, died just three weeks ago.

            After graduating from high school, Mr. Alford joined the Army Air Corps as a pilot cadet, earned his pilot wings in 1944 and went overseas as a B-17 pilot.

            His interest in aviation was sparked the day his father took him to watch a crop duster in action, Mr. Alford once said.

            After his discharge from the service, Mr. Alford earned an engineering degree. This his reserve unit was called back to active duty during the Korean War. He flew 100 missions before returning to the United States, where he spent the next two years as a B-47 instructor pilot at McConnell Air Force Base.

            He left the Air Force in 1954.

 

Helped build Boeing

 

            Boeing was looking for test pilots at the time, especially those with engineering degrees.

            Mr. Alford hired on and, during the next two decades, held a series of increasingly important positions with Boeing missile and space programs.

            In 1977, the company put him in charge of the Wichita plant, which then employed 3,700 people.

            Boeing sent Mr. Alford to Wichita with the charge of deciding whether to keep the plant open, Knight said.

            Not only did it remain open, but Mr. Alford persuaded Boeing to invest billions in the facility. Under his leadership, employment quadrupled.

            Under his initiative, the Wichita division makes parts of every airline in Boeing’s product line. And it has a strong military and modification business.

            In 1984, Boeing offered Mr. Alford the position of company senior vice president.

            But the only way he would take the job, said his sister, was if he could stay in Wichita. He kept an office in Wichita and flew back and forth to Seattle.

            A quiet yet confident leader, Mr. Alford is remembered at the Wichita facility for walking through work areas talking to employees, said vice president and general manager Jeff Turner. He liked to eat breakfast in the cafeteria so he could chat with workers.

            “Lionel Alford’s leadership of key Boeing programs such as Minuteman, Saturn V and commercial airplane manufacturing was surpassed only by his caring about people, whom he treated with fairness and respect,” said Phil Condit, chairman and chief executive of Boeing Co.

            “Lionel carried that leadership and compassion into the community - not only in Wichita, but throughout Kansas,” Condit said. “His professional and civic commitment were extraordinary.”

 

Community contributions

 

            One of Mr. Alford’s friends, retired Bank IV executive Jordan Haines, particularly admired his contributions after he retired.

            “There are a number of worthwhile organizations and charities in Wichita that wouldn’t exist or certainly would not be as healthy had it not been for Lionel’s involvement,” Haines said.

            The idea for the Kansas Foodbank Warehouse was Mr. Alford’s.

            “He had seen a food bank similar to this on a trip to Seattle and decided he wanted to do that in Wichita,” said the Foodbank’s executive director, Virginia White.

            “Since then, Lionel has been actively involved in the Foodbank and been my business partner, friend, supporter and champion, White said.

            Close friend John Moore, executive vice president of Cessna Aircraft Co., was one of the first to serve on that Foodbank board.

            “We didn’t understand what a Foodbank was or how it operated, but we had so much faith in the goodness of Lionel Alford that we gladly participated,” Moore said.

            Since its beginning, Moore said, the Foodbank has distributed more than 50 million pounds of food.

            Wichita Area Chamber of Commerce president Tim Witsman described Mr. Alford as one of Wichita’s “civic entrepreneurs.”

            “Lionel saw things—whether it was getting everybody together on economic development or education.” Witsman said. “He was always looking for a broad systematic solution that would help everybody.”

            As chairman of CARE—the Citizen’s Alliance for Responsible Education—Mr. Alford helped raise thousands of dollars to campaign for passage of the $284.5 million bond issue to fix Wichita’s aging schools.

            Two months before the April election, Mr. Alford predicted the bond issue would pass with a lofty 70 percent of the votes. Some scoffed, but the night the results were tallied, he couldn’t help pointing out how close his prediction came: 64 percent said yes.

            “There are a lot of factors that contributed to the passage of the bond issue, but Lionel Alford certainly has to be at the top of that list,” said Wichita schools superintendent Winston Brooks.

            Before agreeing to lead campaign efforts, Mr. Alford told Wichita school board members he needed to pray about it.

            “He prayed a lot about it,” Brooks said. “I’d keep calling back and say, “Has the Lord spoken to you, Lionel?” and he’s say “No, not yet.’”

            School board president Jean Schodorf said she has no doubt divine intervention led Mr. Alford to help with the bond issue.

            “He really left a legacy to this community by his work,” she said.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Jane. His first wife, Julia, died in 1992 after a long battle with cancer. He is also survived by two sons, Scott and Lionel Jr.; his sister, Juanita; five grandchildren and one foster grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Services are pending.

 

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SEATTLE TIMES

Seattle, WA—Tuesday, 31 October 2000

 

LIONEL D. ALFORD; MANAGER KNOWN FOR LEADERSHIP SKILLS

By Marsha King

 

            Lionel D. Alford was the quintessential corporate nomad who moved back and forth across the country with his family every few years as he advanced with Boeing. But when the airplane manufacturer offered him a senior vice presidency in 1984, Mr. Alford refused to take the job unless he could stay in Wichita, Kan. He loved Seattle, where he’d spent many years, but the draw of other family in the Midwest was too strong. So for the last part of his long, distinguished career, Mr. Alford commuted weekly to company headquarters in Seattle. At the time, he was responsible for Boeing Military Airplanes, Boeing Helicopters and Boeing Advanced Systems.

            Mr. Alford, a bomber pilot in World War II and fighter pilot in Korea, died of cancer at the age of 75 last Tuesday (Oct. 24) in Wichita.

            He was widely known for his leadership skills, determination and humility. “Lionel Alford’s leadership of key Boeing programs such as Minuteman, Saturn V, and commercial-airplane manufacturing was surpassed only by his caring about people, whom he treated with fairness and respect,” said Boeing Chairman Phil Condit. “Lionel carried that leadership and compassion into the community.”

            Mr. Alford was born in a two-room house on a cotton farm in Winnsboro, La., the youngest of three children. His father died when he was 11. As youngsters, Mr. Alford and his siblings helped support the family by picking cotton. An independent, hardworking man, he often used a favorite saying to encourage people, according to his son Lionel Alford Jr.: “Keep everlastingly at it.”

            After World War II, Mr. Alford earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Louisiana Technical University. He was recalled to active duty as a jet-fighter pilot during the Korean War in which he flew 100 combat missions.

            After the war, he served as a B-47 instructor at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita. Boeing hired Mr. Alford as a test pilot in 1954. “He often said he took a job with Boeing so he wouldn’t have to move so much. But he moved more with Boeing than he probably ever would have,” said his daughter-in-law, Tammy Alford.

            Throughout the 1960s, he held various jobs in Boeing’s ballistic-missile and space programs that sent him and his family back and forth across the country every few years. Among many assignments, he was project engineer of the Boeing Saturn V moon-rocket program and Saturn program manager at Kennedy Space Center in Florida. In 1968, Mr. Alford moved to Seattle as Minuteman program manager and Ballistic Missile division manager.

            Nine years later, he was named president of Boeing Military Airplane Company in Kansas and was supposed to decide whether to shut down the Wichita plant. Mr. Alford persuaded Boeing to keep it alive. In Wichita, to the surprise of many, Mr. Alford ate in the cafeteria with employees, said his son. “He just wanted to get to know the people and show them that leadership cared and was interested in what they were doing,” said Lionel Alford Jr.

            After retiring in 1989, Mr. Alford remained active in civic affairs, receiving many honors and serving on various boards of directors including the Kansas Foodbank Warehouse (which he had founded), the Minority Business Council, Wichita Center for the Arts and St. Francis Hospital. This year, he led a successful multimillion-dollar-bond issue to refurbish Wichita’s school buildings.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Jane. His first wife, Julia, died in 1992. Also surviving is son Scott; a sister, Juanita Goodvin; five grandchildren; and one foster grandchild.

 

In another article:

 

Wings Over Kansas

Aviation Pioneers

 

 

            The late Lionel Alford was born on a farm in Winnsboro, Louisiana. His father died when he was 10 years old, leaving his mother to raise him, along with his brother and sister, on a 40-acre f arm. All three of them graduated from Winnsboro High School. He married Julia Bryan, who passed away in June 1992 following a lengthy illness. Their children are Scott (deceased), who was employed by The Boeing Company, and Lionel Jr. (retired), who was a Lt. Colonel and test pilot in the Air Force.

            Lionel married Jane Wilson in 1996.

            Following high school graduation in 1943, Mr. Alford began his long career related to aircraft and aerospace systems by joining the Army Air Corp as a pilot cadet. He received his pilot wings in August 1944 and went overseas as a B-17 pilot. After the war, he remained in Occupied Germany, flying missions photographing Germany, France, and North Africa, and was released from active duty in 1946. During the Korean war, his reserve unit was called to active duty to fly the B-29 at Barksdale AFB, Louisiana. He was selected to upgrade to Jet Fighters, training in the Lockheed F-80, at Nelis AFB, Nevada, where he received Combat Crew training. He was then sent to Korea, where he flew one hundred combat missions. In 1952 the Air Force awarded Lionel the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal, with three oak leaf clusters. He then returned to the United States as an instructor pilot to serve two years at McConnell AFB in Wichita. Lionel requested release from the Air Force in 1954.

            Between his World War II and Korean War tours of duty, Mr. Alford enrolled at Louisiana Polytechnic Institute, and graduated in 1951 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. In 1965, Boeing selected Lionel to attend Stanford University on a Sloan Fellowship in Business Administration, and in 1985, he was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree by the University at Alabama at Huntsville.

            In 1954, he joined the Boeing Company as a test Pilot, responsible for all test activities on the BOMARC test vehicle. In 1959, he became base manager for the Boeing Atlantic Test Center. Later he was named base manager of the Boeing Gulf ‘rest Section, Eglin AFB, Florida.

            In 1961, he became project test engineer for the Minuteman ICBM program, directing test activities in Florida, Seattle, and at Vandenberg AFB, California. In 1962 he became base manager at Boeing Pacific Test Center. In 1963, he became project engineer of the Boeing Saturn V moon rocket program at Huntsville, Alabama. In 1966 Mr. Alford was appointed Saturn program manager at Kennedy Space Center. He was then named manager of Boeing Huntsville in 1967. In 1968, he was Minuteman program manager, and in 1973, he became Ballistic missile Division manager. In 1977, he came to Wichita, Kansas as president of the newly designated Boeing Wichita Company. An article in Fortune Magazine stated that “when Lionel D. Alford ... agreed to become president of Boeing Company’s anguished Wichita Division three years ago (1977), his colleagues thought the former test pilot had accepted a suicide mission.” Alford brought the division from near oblivion to a $2 billion operation within six years, as employment more than quadrupled. Today, largely as a result of Alford’s initiatives, a major portion of almost every Boeing commercial airplane (including three-fourths of the 737) is built in Wichita, and the Wichita Division is responsible for five percent of the total earnings of the state of Kansas. Without his leadership and vision, the more than 20,000 employees at Boeing and more than 1,000 Kansas suppliers might be calling another state their home. In 1984, Alford became a senior vice president of The Boeing Company, with responsibility for three operating divisions.

            Lionel, an Associate Fellow in the AIAA, retired from Boeing in 1989. Since then he has received the President’s medal from Wichita State University, and the President’s award from Louisiana Technical University. He was recognized with the 1982 Association of Christian and Jews award, he received the Kansas Engineering Society Outstanding Citizenship award in 1990, and he was named the Uncommon Citizen of Wichita in 1992 by the Chamber. He has been director of the largest bank holding company in Kansas, the Fourth Financial Corporation, from 1978–1995 and director of the Saint Francis Regional Medical Center from 1979–1994. In 1984, he became the Founder and President of the Kansas Food Bank Warehouse, which feeds the unfortunate in 53 counties in Kansas, and was chairman of the WI/SE group, responsible for economic development in Sedgwick County. Today, he is a director of the Minority Business Council, a director of the Wichita Institute for the Blind, and a director of Preferred Health Systems, an HMO in Wichita.

            Beginning in 1983, Mr. Alford stepped forward to provide special leadership and assistance during the times when WSU was seeking new authorization from the Kansas Board of Regents to establish Ph.D. programs in Engineering and the Sciences.

            [If it weren’t for] his high level industrial articulation of the needs for these programs in Wichita, and his strong reluctance to accept a negative response, WSU wouldn’t have been successful in its quest. The success of these programs today is a tribute to his leadership and vision.

            Mr. Alford has had a unique and distinguished engineering career calling for executive level leadership, in addition, he has made significant contributions to the community and to the University. His contributions to progress and to excellence make him an outstanding role model for students and practicing engineers.

 

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Photo from Wichita Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bill Pennington

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lionel D. Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 1 March 1925, last residence Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Julia Bryan Alford; son Scott F. Alford; and sister Juanita Alford Goodvin in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother James A. Alford in Alabama Obituaries.

            His middle name is from other obituary headlines.

            Lionel was the son of Columbus Franklin Alford and his second wife, Jennie Alethia Lee.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Salvator Alford and Elizabeth Reynolds.

            His lineage: Lionel Devon 1925 LA1, Columbus Franklin 1878 LA2, William James 1841 AL3, Almon B. 1810 GA4, Owen Wilkins 1780 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

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LOLETTA EDITH ALFORD FLOTTMAN

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Thursday, 4 January 1990

 

            Loetta E. (Alford) Flottman, 76, homemaker, died Monday, Jan. 1, 1990. Service 1:30 p.m. today, Johnson Mortuary.

            Survivor: sister, Juanita Dunn of Grove, Okla.

            Memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Loletta Flottman (SS# issued in KS) was born 8 Dec 1913, last residence not listed. Note that her first name is spelled differently in her obituary.

            We included the obituary of her sister Jaunita Blanch Alford Dunn in Oklahoma Obituaries.

            Her middle name is from several Ancestry family trees.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Loletta Edith 1913 KS1, Charles Edward 1891 KS2, Alexander Campbell 1862 IN3, Wayne 1821 IN4, James 1791 VA5, John 1768 VA6, Thomas 1736 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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LOUISE CORDT ALFORD

 

LEAVENWORTH TIMES

Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS—Tuesday, 21 August 2012

 

            Louise Alford, 90, passed away Saturday, Aug 18, 2012 in Leavenworth, Kan.

            She was born Feb 6, 1922, in Leavenworth, the daughter of Wilhelm and Louisa (Mills) Cordt. On June 28, 1947, she married John W. Alford in Leavenworth, Kan. He preceded her in death on Feb 14, 1987.

            She was also preceded in death by brothers Willie, Charlie and Richard Cordt and sisters Christine Summers and Bertha Sammons.

            She is survived by her daughter, Sandy (Pete) Kaeding, Leavenworth, and one brother, Walter (Betty) Cordt.

            She is also survived by her grandsons Clint (Katy) Kaeding and their three children Charlie, Scarlett and Danny all of Overland Park, and Brock Kaeding, of Leavenworth, and many nieces and nephews.

            Louise was retired from the Ft. Leavenworth Child Care Center where she worked for 15 years. She also volunteered for years at Cushing and St. John Hospitals, Trinity Lutheran Church pantry and the Leavenworth election boards.

            Her happiest years were being a wife and mother, and her favorite times were when surrounded by her family. In recent years she had traveled, shopped and just “hung out” with her only daughter and best friend, Sandy.

            Though preceded in death by many of her family and friends, she leaves behind many other wonderful friends and parishioners from Trinity Lutheran Church.

            She will be terribly missed by all who knew and loved her, but was blessed with over 90 years to enjoy those in her life who care so much for her.

            Visitation was at Trinity Lutheran Church at 12 noon on Monday, Aug 20, with service that followed at 1 p.m.

            Burial was at Mount Calvary Cemetery immediately after the service.

            The family requests memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church or Crossroads Hospice.

 

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Photo from Mount Calvary Cemetery, Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Vanessa Gregg

 

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

            Her husband’s lineage: John W. 1913 KS1, Daniel Arthur 1889 KS2, John A. 1859 KS3, Henry 1819 England4.

 

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LYDIA A. “ANGIE” ALFORD MORRISON

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Thursday, 26 February 2004

 

            Morrison, Lydia A. “Angie” Alford, 42, foster parent, Wichita Children’s Home, passed away Feb. 24, 2004. Family will greet friends 1-8pm Fri and 8-11am Sat, Broadway Mortuary; service 1pm Sat, Shekinah Faith Training Center, 606 W. 33rd St. N.

            Survivors: husband, Ronald; daughters, Jennifer Salas, Andrea Gaines both of Tampa, FL; mother, La Vern Alford; grandmother, Laura Bobbit; sisters, Nancy Winters, NM, Frenchie Alford, Tulsa, Lurra Mae Callahan, Dallas, Delores Herbert, OK City, Joyce Getum, Dallas, Lisa Aramotou, Wichita; brothers, Larry Bates, KS, Donnell Alford, OK City, Louis M. Alford Jr., OK City; 2 grandchildren.

            Memorials to Wichita Children’s Home. Broadway Mortuary.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her nephew Lemmie Enos Alford in this compilation.

 

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MABLE RUTH BALL ALFORD

 

TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL

Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS—Saturday, 15 February 1986

 

DENISON [Jackson Co.]—Mrs. Ruth Alford, 68, Denison, died on Friday, February 14, at a Topeka hospital. Services were held on Monday at Mercer Funeral Home. Burial followed in Sumner Cemetery in Atchison.

            She was born on November 12, 1917, at Randolph, Missouri and was the daughter of Earl and Ida Mabel Albin Ball. She moved from Netawaka to Denison in 1976. Mrs. Alford married Paul N. Alford on March 26, 1938. He survives.

            Other survivors include her daughters, Mrs. Virginia Hunnel of Manhattan and Mrs. Rose Haverhill of El Sobrante, California; two sons, Kevin Alford and Scott Alford, both at home; three sisters, Mrs. Thelma Herbert of San Antonio, Texas, Mrs. Florence Fevurly of Leavenworth, and Mrs. Evelyn Tomson of El Centro, California; two brothers, Barnett Ball of Mission, Texas, and Raymond Ball of Brookfield, Missouri; and seven grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Sumner Cemetery, Atchison, Atchison Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Franz Bruyere Jr.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Feb 1986) dates of Ruth Alford (SS# issued in KS), last residence Denison, Jackson Co., KS.

            See the obituary of her mother-in-law, Matilda Smith Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her husband, Paul N. Alford, in Illinois Obituaries.

 

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MAMIE A. ALFORD

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Monday, 7 December 1992

 

            Alford, Mamie A., 93, homemaker, died Saturday, Dec. 5, 1992. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Williams Funeral Home, Anthony.

            Survivor: sister, Ruth V. Anderson of Denver.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mamie A. Alford (SS# issued in KS) was born 17 Aug 1899, last residence Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS.

 

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MARCELINE MAY DINWIDDIE HOLFORD

 

HUTCHINSON NEWS

Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS—16 October 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

            Marceline M. Holford, 81, died Oct. 14, 1998, at Hutchinson Hospital.

            She was born May 15, 1917, at Hutchinson, the daughter of John Carroll and Margaret Mae Ragland Dinwiddie. A lifetime resident of Hutchinson, she was a 1935 graduate of Hutchinson High School and a 1938 graduate of Hutchinson Community College. She was a field manager for Kansas Welcome Wagon and a hostess for the Hutchinson Welcome Wagon.

            She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church and Trinity United Methodist Women and a supporter of the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, Hutchinson Community College and Hutchinson Hospital Foundation. She was an original board member of Hutchinson High School Alumni Association, a member of Friends of the Hutchinson Public Library and an original member of the Hutchinson Messiah Chorus.

            On July 3, 1942, she married Floyd Palmer Holford in Lincoln, Neb. He survives.

            Other survivors include: a son, Stephen Holford, Boston; a daughter, Sally McPhail, Salina; a sister, Jean Bogart, Seattle; three grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three nieces; and a nephew.

            Private family graveside service will be in Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson.....

 

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Photo from Fairlawn Burial Park, Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Claudia & Jim Glass

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marceline M. Holford (SS# issued in KS), last residence Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Floyd Palmer Holford; and her daughter Sally L. Holford McPhail in this compilation.

 

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MARGARET B. ‘‘PEG’’ ALVORD CONNELL

 

[A nearly identical article was published in the Kansas City (MO) Star on 7 June 2002.]

 

ARIZONA REPUBLIC

Phoenix, Maricopa Co., AZ—Sunday, 16 June 2002

 

            Margaret “Peg” Alvord Connell, 85, died June 5, 2002 at Villa St. Joseph in Leawood [Johnson Co.], Kansas. A funeral mass will be held at St. Clement of Rome Catholic Church in Sun City, Arizona, Friday, 6/21/2002 at 9:00 AM.

            Peg was born in Utica, New York and attended Russell Sage College where she met Phil Alvord whom she married in 1941. Upon Phil’s death in 1983, Peg later married Dr. Matt Connell who passed away in 1994.

            Survivors include: son Doug Alvord and wife Karen of Escanaba, MI, and two grandchildren: Chris and wife Carlene, and great-grandchildren Payton and Kevin of Fort Hood, TX, and Denise of Escanaba, MI. And daughter Mary Jo Watkins and husband Doug of Overland Park, KS, and four grandchildren: Dirk of Overland Park, KS, Brohan of Kansas City, MO, Bridget of Chicago, IL and Whitney of Manhattan, KS. And stepson Jerry and Carol Connell of Marble Falls, TX and stepdaughter Carolyn and Bob Georgeson of Denver, CO.

            Peg was an avid golfer, and a member of Palm Brook Country Club. A devout Catholic involved in many activities including president of the St. Clements Guild in Sun City. Peg was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother that will be missed by family and friends.

            In lieu of flowers, please send contributions to the American Cancer Society. A special thanks to the wonderful caregivers at Villa St. Joseph.

 

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Photo from Sunland Memorial Park, Sun City, Maricopa Co., AZ—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Layla – no email – LM thru Edit 6/7/2013

Taken by photographer “Layla”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margaret B. Connell (SS# issued in NY) was born 26 July 1916, last residence Shawnee Mission, Johnson Co., KS.

            She is buried with her first husband, Philip K. Alvord, in AZ.

            SSDI records show that Philip Alvord was born 1 Oct 1913 and died _____ Aug 1983 (SS# issued in OH), last residence Sun City, Maricopa Co., AZ. He was the son of Earl B. Alvord and Mary Josephine Kearney.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Philip K. 1913 AL1, Earl Bill 1878 NY2, Anson Earl 1850 NY3, Earl Bill 1822 NY4, Anson 1783 CT5, Thomas 1758 CT6, Thomas 1710 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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MARILLA ADALINE ALFORD BLAU

 

HUTCHINSON NEWS

Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS—9 August 1998

 

ASHLAND [Clark Co.]—Marilla Alford Blau, 87, died Aug. 7, 1998, at Hilltop House in Bucklin.

            She was born April 1, 1911, at Mullinville [Kiowa Co.], the daughter of Wayne C. and Edith Lucille Sherer Alford. A longtime resident of Ashland, she had graduated from Mullinville Rural High School in 1928. She attended United Brethren College and Kansas City University. She graduated from Friends University in Wichita in 1932 with a bachelor’s degree, and earned a master’s degree in English from Fort Hays State College in 1940. She was a teacher and farm wife, teaching at Penalosa, Woodbine, Kingman, Plains and Liberal high schools and English and history at Garden City Junior College. She was later a substitute teacher for 10 years in the Ashland junior and senior high schools.

            She belonged to United Methodist Church, where she served as historian. She was a 50-year member of Order of Eastern Star. She belonged to Farm Bureau, Extension, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Business and Professional Women, Delta Kappa Gamma and Author Club.

            On June 20, 1948, she married Frederick V. “Fritz” Blau. He survives.

            Other survivors include: a sister, Helen Hayes, Mullinville; and nieces and nephews.

            Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Mullinville United Methodist Church.... Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Monday at Fleener Funeral Home, Greensburg. Burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery, Mullinville....

 

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Photo from Hillcrest Cemetery, Mullinville, Kiowa Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marcia Sloan Bascom

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marilla A. Blau (SS# issued in KS), last residence Ashland, Clark Co., KS.

            Marilla was not a member of AAFA but she was a regular correspondent and helper back in the days before AAFA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Marilla Adaline 1911 KS1, Wayne Carrothers 1882 KS2, John William 1842 IN3, Wayne 1821 IN4, James 1791 VA5, John 1768 VA6, Thomas 1736 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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MARJORIE JULIA DARBY ALFORD

 

KANSAS CITY STAR

Kansas City, MO—Sunday, 27 March 2011

 

 

            Marjorie Darby Alford passed away March 24, 2011.

            Marjorie was the youngest of four daughters of United States Senator Harry Darby and Edith Cubbison Darby of Kansas City, Kansas. She married Eugene David Alford in 1951. Born October 31, 1927, Marjorie attended Mark Twain Grade School and graduated from Wyandotte High School in 1945. In later years she served on various reunion committees for her high school class. Marjorie attended the University of Kansas and graduated in 1949 with a BA from the school of Liberal Arts. While at KU she was elected Vice President of Pi Beta Phi sorority. She was a Life Member of the KU Alumni Association and served on the 50th class reunion committee held on the KU campus at Hoch Auditorium. Marjorie was a member of the Kansas City Pi Beta Phi Alumni Club. Marjorie served as tour chairman of the Children’s Rehabilitation Center for 4 years. She worked as a paraprofessional with the Kansas City, Kansas System’s School for Special Education. She was a board member of the Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties. She served on the Board of Governors of the American Royal and was a docent of Alexander Majors Historical House. She was a member of the GOP Club and the Elephant Club of Johnson County and served as Board Chairman for the Kansas Federation of Republican Women. She was also a member of the Kansas Day Club, the Salvation Army Auxiliary, Women’s Committee for the Conservatory of Music and Sit ‘n’ Stitch group of Kansas City. She served as a Republican Party Precinct Committeewoman, Secretary of the Overland Park Republican City Committee, Secretary of the Northeast Johnson County Republican Women’s Club and as its President. She enjoyed activities at Park Meadows where she resided in later years.

            Marjorie is preceded in death by her father. Senator Harry Darby, Mother Edith Cubbison Darby, and husband Eugene Alford.

            She is survived by son David and his wife Sarah, daughter Diane Munsgaard and granddaughter Kim, daughter Mary Rester and son-in-law Matt, their children Blair and Maggie, daughter Jean Anne Petrick and son in law Tad Petrick, their children Oliver and Charlie, sisters Harriet Gibson, Joan Edwards and Edith Marie Evans and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Marjorie fervently followed her beloved Jayhawks and was a devoted fan of Kansas Basketball throughout her lifetime.

            A Memorial Mass will be held, Friday, April 8th at 11:00am at Cure’ of Ars Catholic Church, 9401 Mission Rd. Leawood, KS. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The University of Kansas Williams Athletic Fund. (Condolences may be expressed at: www.porterfuneralhome.com. Arrangements: Porter Funeral Homes & Crematory, 8535 Monrovia, Lenexa, KS, (913) 438-6444.)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marjorie Julia Alford (SS# issued in KS), last residence Shawnee Mission, Johnson Co., KS.

            Her husband was Eugene David Alford, b. 7 Aug 1927, probably Sioux City, IA, and died 13 Oct 1982, either Kansas City, KS, or Shawnee Mission, Johnson Co., KS. His parents were Eugene Davis Alford (b. 2 Sep 1894, KS per WWI Draft Registration) and Christina ______. His grandfather was David Robert Alford and wife Mary ____. Great-grandfather was Henry Alford, b. c1819 England and wife Sarah _____, b. 1833 Ireland. Marjorie’s parents are buried in Highland Park Cemetery, Wyandotte Co. KS (no Alfords listed).

            Her husband’s lineage: Eugene David 1927 IA1, Eugene Davis 1894 KS2, David Robert 1867 KS3, Henry 1819 England4.

 

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MARIONETTE CLARK ALFORD

 

KANSAS CITY STAR

Kansas City, MO—2 June 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

            Marionette C. Alford, 76, Overland Park, KS, died May 30, 1995, at her home. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday, June 3, at St. Mark’s on the Santa Fe Trail United Methodist Church; buried in Resurrection Cemetery, Lenexa. Friends may call 6-8 p.m. Friday at the McGilley and Hoge Chapel....

            Mrs. Alford was born June 21, 1918 in Drumright [Creek Co.], OK. She graduated from Drumright High School and attended Oklahoma State University. She was married to Eugene Alford October 5, 1946, in Tulsa, OK, and he preceded her in death in 1994.

            Survivors include a son, Tom Alford, Tustin, CA, a brother Bill Clark, Broken Arrow, OK; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marionett [sic] C. Alford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Shawnee Mission, Johnson Co., KS.

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

 

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MARSHALL EDWARD ALFORD

Brother of Martin George Alford, AAFA #0147

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Saturday, 11 January 1992

 

            Marshall E. Alford, 74, retired painter, died Thursday, Jan. 9, 1992. Service 1:30 p.m. Monday, Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita.

            Survivors: daughters, Marie Elaine, Marsha Ann, addresses unavailable; brothers, Leroy of Rogers, Ark., Martin of Abilene; sisters, Lucille Hohler, Wanda Gumfory, both of Wichita, Dorothy Easkey of Houston. Martin-Becker Carlson Funeral Home.

 

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Photo from Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Don Edwards

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marshall E. Alford (SS# issued in KS) was born 15 Sept 1917, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his parents, George Towns Alford and Betty Lou Vaughn Alford; and siblings Evelyn Lucille Alford Hohler, Martin George Alford, and Wanda Lee Alford James Gumfory in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother LeRoy Alford in Missouri Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Marshall E. 1917 MO1, George Towns 1888 MS2, George Towns 1848 GA3, George Washington 1826 GA4, Clinton 1798 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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MARTHA ELIZABETH MONDY SNOOK ALFORD

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Saturday, 10 June 2000

 

[This obituary is not verbatim.]

 

GREAT BEND—Martha Elizabeth Mondy Alford, 86, died Friday, June 9, 2000, at Great Bend, KS.

            She was born January 21, 1914, in Edwards County, the daughter of Frank and Carrie Belmey Mondy. She attended Edwards County schools. A Great Bend resident since 1992, moving from Almitz, she was a homemaker.

            Survivors include one son, Oliver Snook of Great Bend; brothers, Carl Mondy of Jacksonville, FL, Pleasant Mondy of Boise, ID; sisters, Rosemary Mackey of Boise, ID, Beulah McGinty of Pryette, ID; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

            The funeral [will be] held on Monday at Fryberger Mortuary, Great Bend. Burial was at Fellsburg Cemetery, Edwards County.

 

In another article:

 

Fryberger Mortuary (at Legacy.com)

Great Bend, Barton Co., KS—_____ June 2000

 

Martha Elizabeth Mondy Alford

1914–2000

 

            Martha Elizabeth Alford (nee Mondy), 86, a resident since 1992 of Great Bend, Kansas, a Christian lady who enjoyed crocheting, china painting, and quilting, passed away in Great Bend on Friday, June 9, 2000.

            Visitation is scheduled for Sunday, June 11, 2000, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with the family receiving friends at 6-8 p.m., at Fryberger Mortuary, 2115 Washington Street, Great Bend. Further visitation is scheduled for Monday, June 12, 9 a.m. until time of funeral services at 10 a.m., officiated by the Rev. Don Paden.

            Burial will be at Fellsburg Cemetery, Edwards County, Kansas.

            Memorials are appreciated to the Brit Spaugh Park and Zoo, North Main Street, Great Bend, KS 67530.

FAG photo requested 5/6/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Martha E. Alford (SS# issued in KS) but list her birth date as 21 Feb 1914, last residence Great Bend, Barton Co., KS.

 

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MARTHA P. HALFORD NOFAL MILLER

 

KANSAS CITY STAR

Kansas City, MO—27 July 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

            Martha Halford Miller, 44, Overland Park, KS, passed away Friday, July 26, 1996, at St. Luke’s Hospital. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Saturday, July 27, at Mount Moriah and Freeman Chapel, Kansas City, MO, and 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 30, in Wildwood Chapel at Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, TX....

            Mrs. Miller was born November 3, 1951, in Tulsa, OK. She graduated from Highland Park High School in Dallas, TX, where she set numerous records for girls’ athletic events. She attended both the University of Texas-Houston and Avila College, Kansas City. Martha was a founder of several children’s athletic teams in the Kansas City area. The energy and resourcefulness she brought to those and other activities won her a wide circle of devoted friends, who will miss her deeply.

            She is survived by her daughter, Zeinab Elaine Nofal (21), son, Justin Andrew Nofal (18), son, Morgan McCoy Miller (7), all of Overland Park; mother and stepfather, Patricia B. Halford and Dennis Gordon King, Dallas, TX; father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. William Halford, Hot Springs, AR; brothers, Bruce Halford, Dallas, TX, and James Halford, Ruston, LA; and sister, Ivy Elaine Halford, Santa Monica, CA.

 

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Photo from Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer [SamK—didn’t want name listed]

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Martha P. Miller (SS# issued in TX), last residence not listed.

 

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MARTIN GEORGE ALFORD

AAFA #0147

 

ABILENE REFLECTOR-CHRONICLE

Abilene, Dickinson Co., KS—Thursday, 26 February 2004

 

            Martin G. Alford, 81, Abilene, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004, at Wesley Medical Center, Wichita.

            He was born April 4, 1922, in Casper, Wyo., the son of George Towne and Betty Lou (Vaughn) Alford. He attended the local schools and graduated from high school. He also graduated from Brown Mackie Business College, Salina. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Army.

            He married Delores Lee Kerr on Dec. 19, 1940, in Belleville. He had lived in Baxter Springs, Kan., Oklahoma City, Okla., Concordia, Junction City and Lyons, prior to making his home in Abilene.

            Survivors include two daughters, Judith Renea Life of Rogers, Ark. and Barbara Ann Rairden of Abilene; one brother, Leroy Alford of Independence, Mo.; three sisters, Lucille Hohler and Wanda Gumfory, both of Wichita, and Dorothy Easley of New Boston, Texas; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and other relatives.

            Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, 2004, at the First Christian Church, Abilene, with the Rev. Earl Haggard officiating. Burial will be in Abilene Cemetery, with military graveside honors.

            Friends may call at the Martin-Becker-Carlson Funeral Home, Abilene, until time of the service.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Post or the American Legion Post, both of Abilene, or the charity of the donor’s choice and may be left at the funeral home.

 

In another article:

 

SALINA JOURNAL

Salina, Saline Co., KS—Thursday, 25 February 2004

 

ABILENE—Martin G. Alford, 81, Abilene, died Monday, Feb. 23, 2004.

            Mr. Alford was born April 4, 1922, at Casper, Wyo. He was self-employed, owning a new- and used-car dealership, an H&R Block franchise, and Alford’s Trailer Court.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Delores, in 2003; a son, Gary Lee, in 1992; and a grandson.

            Survivors include two daughters, Judith R. Life of Rogers, Ark., and Barbara Ann Rairden of Abilene; a brother, Leroy of Independence, Mo.; three sisters, Lucille Hohler and Wanda Gumfory, both of Wichita, and Dorothy Easley of New Boston, Texas; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

            The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at First Christian Church, Abilene. Burial with military graveside honors will be in Abilene Cemetery….

 

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Photos from Abilene Cemetery, Abilene, Dickinson Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jerry Hocker

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Martin G. Alford (SS# issued in KS).

            See the obituaries of his wife, Delores Lee Kerr Alford; son Gary Lee Alford; parents, George Towns Alford and Betty Lou Vaughn Alford; and siblings Evelyn Lucille Alford Hohler, Marshall Edward Alford, and Wanda Lee Alford James Gumfory in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother LeRoy Alford in Missouri Obituaries.

            U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records [online at Ancestry.com] show that George enlisted in the Army from Dickinson Co., KS, on 2 Aug 1944. He was married at the time and had 1 year of high school.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Martin George 1922 WY1, George Towns 1888 MS2, George Towns 1848 GA3, George Washington 1826 GA4, Clinton 1798 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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MARY ANNE BRADLEY HOLFORD

 

TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL

Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS—Sunday, 22 June 2003

 

            Mary Anne Bradley-Holford, 86, Topeka, died at a local hospice.

            Ms. Bradley-Holford worked for the State of Kansas at the Topeka State Hospital as a licensed mental health technician for 25 years, retiring in 1979. She then worked for Topeka public schools in the dietary department for 10 years.

            She was born April 2, 1917, in Paxico, to Edgar L. and Bessie Oliver-Bradley. She graduated from Paxico High School in 1935.

            Ms. Bradley-Holford was a member of Jordan Patterson Post No. 319 auxiliary and the AARP. She attended Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church.

            She married Melvin Speed Holford on June 15, 1936. They divorced. Ms. Bradley-Holford was preceded in death by three sons, Gene Francis Holford, on April 4, 1992, Harold Eugene Holford, on Oct. 27, 1942, and Robert Arthur Holford, on May 16, 1964.

            Survivors include three sons: Kenneth Holford and James Holford, both of Topeka, and Richard Holford, of Silver Lake; and four daughters: Melva Carter McKinle, DorothyWhite, Alma Augustus and Kimberly Bailey, all of Topeka.

            Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Bowser-Johnson Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at the Alma Cemetery in Alma. Ms. Bradley-Holford will lie in state from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Bowser-Johnson Funeral Chapel, where visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Mary A. Holford (SS# issued by the Railroad Board) and list her death date as 17 June 2003, last residence Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS.

 

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MARY E. ALFORD

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Wednesday, 30 April 2008

 

GREAT BEND [Barton Co.]—Alford, Mary E., 75, died April 28, 2008. No services. Survivors: sons, Mitchell Wolfe, Edrik Alford; daughter, Evonda Trevino; 1 brother; many sisters; 6 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren. Bryant Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary E. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 3 Jan 1933.

 

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MARY E. HOLFORD

 

TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL

Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS—Sunday, 28 September 2003

 

            Mary E. Holford, 84, Topeka, died Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003.

            Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Asbury-Mount Olive United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery. Mrs. Holford will lie in state after 4 p.m. Monday at Bowser-Johnson Funeral Chapel, where visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m.

 

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Photo from Mount Auburn Cemetery, Highland Park, Shawnee Co., S—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bill Stephens

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary E. Holford (SS# issued in KS) was born 29 June 1920 and died 24 Sept 2003, last residence Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS.

 

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MARY JANE MCGEE ALFORD

Grandmother of Georgia Jewell Alford Gallaugher, AAFA #0003

 

SEDAN LANCE

Sedan, Chautauqua Co., KS—Friday, 17 July 1908

 

            Mrs. Mary J. Alford, a pioneer lady of this county, died at her home in Sedan Saturday, July 11, at 2 o’clock p.m. She was only sick for about three weeks before her death. She was among the pioneers who settled up Chautauqua county and had an extensive acquaintance and friendship. At the time of her death she was 72 years of age.

            The funeral was held Sunday, at 11 a.m., conducted at the residence by Rev. R.T. Harkness, of the M.E. church. Interment was held in Greenwood cemetery.

            She leaves a family of six sons and two daughters, all grown and occupying places of their own in the world. The sons are Lee, George, Henry and Frank, of this county, Bart, who resides at Caney, and William, who lives at Newkirk, Oklahoma. The daughters are Mrs. W.A. Wright, of this county and Mrs. Amanda Davis who resides in Oregon.

            All of the sons and daughters were present at the funeral except the one living in Oregon.

            Mrs. Alford was a widow lady, her husband having died a number of years ago. Two years ago last March she left the farm and moved to town to spend the remainder of her years in ease.

            The family have the sympathy of their many friends in the loss of their aged mother.

 

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WEEKLY TIMES-STAR

Sedan, Chautauqua Co., KS—Friday, 17 July 1908

 

A HIGHLY ESTEEMED LADY PASSES AWAY AT A RIPE OLD AGE

 

            Mrs. Mary Jane Alford passed away at her home in this city on Saturday, July 11, 1908, after an illness of three weeks with stomach trouble.

            Mrs Alford was born in the state of Virginia on June 10, 1836, making her at the time of her death 72 years, 1 month and 1 day old.

            She grew up to young womanhood in Virginia, where she met and married Joseph Alford. They continued living there for a few years, and then moved to Indiana where they resided until 1873. At that time they emigrated to this county and located on a farm four miles east of Sedan, the ownership of which she retained until her death.

            She resided constantly there until three years ago, when she moved into this city to spend her last years.

            She was the mother of nine children, eight of whom survive her. All were present at her death bed except one daughter, who resides in the state of Washington.

            Mrs. Alford was left a widow in the year 1886, and the whole responsibility in the raising of her large family fell up her shoulders. This she did in a manner that any mother should be proud of, as their high class of citizenship will attest. Mrs. Alford was a devoted Christian, having united with the M.E. church at the age of 11 years, and lived a worthy life all the time.

            The funeral services were conducted last Sunday morning at 11 o’clock by Rev. R.P. Harkness after which the remains were taken to the Greenwood cemetery and laid to rest.

            The bereaved relatives and friends have the sympathy of all Sedan and surrounding county in their great loss.

 

Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Sedan, Chautauqua Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Del Huggins

 

AAFA NOTES: Her gravestone says she was born 10 June 1836 and died 11 July 1908. Her husband, Joseph McClure Alford, who shares her gravestone, was born 20 Nov 1834 and died 17 Dec 1886.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Joseph McClure 1834 VA1, John 1795 VA2, John 1768 VA3, Thomas 1736 VA4, John 1696 ??5.

 

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MARY LOUISE ALFORD WOLF BROWN

 

TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL

Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS—26 November 2002

 

            Mary Louise Brown, 81, of Topeka, died on Monday, November 25, 2002, at a Topeka nursing home.

            She was born on February 11, 1921, in Osawatomie, KS, to Charles Wilson and Ella Blanch Hamm Alford. She spent her early [years?] in Osawatomie and graduated from Osawatomie High School in 1940. She was a licensed mental health technician and worked at Osawatomie State Hospital. She later was a cottage parent in the adolescent care unit at Topeka State Hospital. She worked in hospitals for 35 years before retiring in 1988. She was a member of Oakland United Methodist Church and American Business Women’s Association. She was active in the Moose Lodge in Topeka and amateur ballroom dancing circles.

            She married Raymond High-Wolf. They divorced. She married William A. Brown in 1958 in Topeka. He died in 1975. A son, Charles Wolf of Topeka, survives.

            Newcomer Family Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from West Lawn Memorial Gardens, Topeka, Shawnee Co., S—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bill Stephens

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary L. Brown (SS# issued in KS), last residence Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS.

            See the obituary of her mother, Ella Blanche Hamm Alford, in this compilation.

 

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MARY VIRGINIA ALFORD ARMSTRONG

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Tuesday, 20 September 2005

 

            Armstrong, Mary Virginia Alford, 89, beloved mother and homemaker, died Sunday, September 18, 2005 in Winfield, KS. Memorial services 10:00 A.M. Friday at St. James Episcopal Church, in Wichita.

            She was preceded in death by her brother, Morris Alford, her parents, and her husband, Robert J. Armstrong.

            She was born in Wichita on April 20, 1916 to Benjamin and Eunice Alford. Virginia attended the Wichita schools, graduating from East High School and the University of Wichita. Virginia was a very active member throughout her years in; Daughters of the King for 74 years, Delta Gamma Sorority, AAUW, PEO (DX), Colonial Dames, Twentieth Century Club, Friday Afternoon Book Club and Mothers Club.

            She is survived by her daughters; Nancy Fletcher of Brighton, CO, and Judith Agnew, of Winfield, KS; brother-in-law; E.W. Pete Armstrong; sister-in-law; Mickey Armstrong; grandsons; William J. Agnew of CA and Gregory Agnew, of CO and five great-grandsons.

            Memorials to St. James Episcopal Church, 3750 E. Douglas, Wichita, KS 67208 and Cumbernauld Village, 716 Tweed, Winfield, KS, 67156. Tributes to downingandlahey.com.

 

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WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Monday, 19 September 2005

 

            Armstrong, Mary Virginia Alford, 89, beloved mother and homemaker, died Sunday, September 18, 2005. Services pending. Downing and Lahey East.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Virginia A. Armstrong (SS# issued in KS), last residence Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Charles Alford, 1790 NC – 1858 IL.

            Her lineage: Mary Virginia 1916 KS1, Benjamin F. 1885 KS2, William Calvin 1848 TN3, Meshack Tipton 1828 TN4, Charles 1790 NC5.

 

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MATILDA SMITH ALFORD

 

ATCHISON SUNDAY GLOBE

Atchison, Atchison Co., KS—Sunday, 16 December 1956

 

            Mrs. Matilda Alford, 74, died yesterday morning in a hospital at Kansas City. A former resident of Atchison, Mrs. Alford was the widow of Bert Alford. They operated the Home laundry here for a number of years. She had been a resident of Kansas City 14 years. Mrs. Alford was in failing health five years.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Sawin & Dyer chapel, the Rev. L.A. Indlecoffer, pastor of Carol Baptist church, officiating. Burial will be in the family lot in Oak Hill cemetery.

            The pallbearers will be Julius, Peter, Leslie, and Warren Smith, and Lyle and Glenn Vernon, all nephews of Mrs. Alford.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Chicago Feb. 6, 1882, and was a daughter of Peter and Charlotte Smith. She was married to Bert Alford in Wisconsin. She and her husband came to Atchison about 50 years ago. He was employed in the Troy laundry before opening his own laundry on South Tenth street.

            Mr. Alford died May 17, 1953, in Kansas City.

            Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Leona Monroe, St. Joe, Mrs. Charlotte Stewart, Kansas City, and Mrs. Delores Smith, Foley, Ala.; two sons, Albert Alford, Kansas City, and Paul Alford, St. George, Kas.; five sisters, Mrs. Lena Palleson, Whiting, Mrs. Lottie Vernon, Topeka, Mrs. Bertha Shaw, Chicago, Mrs. Anna Murry, Holton, and Mrs. Doris Bock, Topeka; four brothers, Simon Smith, Horton, William Smith, Whiting, Charlie Smith, Topeka, and Peter Smith, state of Oregon; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

            Mrs. Alford reared two of her granddaughters, Mrs. Norma Lee Thorne, Kansas City, Kas. and Mrs. Rose Mary Manning, Olathe.

 

AAFA NOTES: Her husband, Albert William Alford, was the son of Elmer G. Alford and Emma E. Lovesee.

            See the obituary of her daughter-in-law Mable Ruth Ball Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Paul N. Alford in Illinois Obituaries.

            On Bert Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he was a fireman and says he was born 27 Aug 1876. He was living in Atchison, Atchison Co., KS, and his nearest relative was Tillie Alford.

            From 1910–1930, the family of Albert/Bert Alford and his wife Tillie was living in Atchison Co., KS.

            In 1900 Albert W. Alford, age 23 single, was living with his parents in Jackson Co., KS.

            In 1880 William A. Alford, age 3, was living with his parents Elmer G. Alford and Emma E. [Lovesee] Alford in Princeville, Peoria Co., IL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: Albert William 1876 IL1, Elmer G. 1849 IL2, Moses 1912 CT3, Moses 1783 CT4, Joseph 1748 CT5, Jonathan 1720 CT6, Jeremiah 1692 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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MAUDE H. SCHMIDT HALLFORD

 

HUTCHINSON NEWS

Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS—28 June 1998

 

TURON—Maude Schmidt Hallford, 88, died June 26, 1998, at Pratt Regional Medical Center.

            She was born May 23, 1910, at Mullinville, the daughter of Jess and Margaret Brown Schmidt. A retired registered nurse, she had earned her nursing certificate from Pratt Hospital in 1932. She was a nurse and anesthetist at numerous central Kansas hospitals.

            She belonged to the Methodist Church, the Rebekah Lodge and the Order of Eastern Star.

            Survivors include: a daughter, Anice Hamersky, Shreveport, La.; a brother, Jay Schmidt, Bremerton, Wash.; a foster brother, Rix Shanline, Manhattan, Kan.; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by two brothers and three sisters.

            Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Larrison Funeral Home, Turon.... Burial will be in Turon Cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Maude H. Hallford (SS# issued in KS), last residence Turon, Reno Co., KS.

 

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MAXINE ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—1 October 1982

 

[See her husband, William Alford]

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Maxine Alford (SS# issued in KS) was born 26 Nov 1908 and died _____ Sept 1982, last residence Peru, Chautauqua Co., KS.

 

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MELVIN EVERETT ALFORD

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Thursday, 12 August 2010

 

 

AUGUSTA [Butler Co.]—Alford, Melvin E., 84, passed away on August 11th at Via Christi St. Francis in Wichita.

            Melvin was born on Nov. 27, 1925 at Leanna [Allen Co.] Ks. to Henry and Minnie (McCollough) Alford. He graduated from Chanute High School with the class of 1943. He was a farmer and raised cattle. He served his country during the Korean Conflict. He was united in marriage to Opal H. Olson on April 22, 1962 at Vilas Bethel Lutheran Church. On returning from Korea, he was a full time aircraft mechanic until his retirement in 1985. Melvin is retired from Civil Service and the Kansas Air National Guard at McConnell Air Force Base.

            He is survived by his wife Opal of the home; sister Golda Mae Richter; step mother Claribel Alford of Chanute; numerous sisters and brothers in law; nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister.

            He was a member and elder at the First Christian Church of Augusta and he sang in the choir. He was a member of the VFW in Chanute post 1654, American Legion #170, Chanute.

            Visitation will be 6-8 Thursday, August 12th, at Headley Funeral Chapel. Service will be Friday, August 13th at 10:30 a.m., at the First Christian Church Augusta. Burial will be at Vilas Bethel Cemetery, rural Chanute, Kansas at 3 p.m. Memorials to Harry Hynes Hospice and Augusta First Christian Church.

 

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Photo from Vilas Bethel Cemetery, Wilson Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mike Everhart

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Melvin Everett Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Augusta, Butler Co., KS.

            On the 1930 census in Tioga, Neosho Co., KS, Melvin E. Alford, age 4, is the only child of James H. Alford 32 KS and his wife Minnie E. Alford 31 IA.

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Melvin Everett 1925 KS1, James Henry 1894 KS2, Alexander Campbell 1862 IN3, Wayne 1821 IN4, James 1791 VA5, John 1768 VA6, Thomas 1736 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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NANCY ALICE ALFORD

 

SALINA JOURNAL

Salina, Saline Co., KS—Tuesday, 28 May 1957

 

DIES AFTER CHEWING ON INHALER

 

BAXTER SPRINGS [Cherokee Co.], Kas.—Mrs. Nancy Alice Alford, 21, died in a hospital yesterday and authorities blamed her death on one of those pocket-size nasal inhalers you can buy at many stores.

            County Attorney Jules Duty said chewing the contents of some inhalers can produce “a quick thrill or quick drunk.” He said Mrs. Alford had chewed the packing from an inhaler.

            Dr. Harvey Bogan, who attended Mrs. Alford, said she died of amphetamine poisoning. He estimated the contents of the inhaler were equivalent to 50 benzedrine tablets.

            Mrs. Alford had been in the hospital six days. She lived at nearby Riverton [Cherokee Co.], Kas.

            Authorities in Jasper County, across from Baxter Springs in Missouri, have asked federal agents to investigate the sale of the gadgets in night spots and liquor stores along the state line.

 

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NANNIE R. BROWN ALFORD

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Friday, 2 September 1988

 

            Nannie R. (Brown) Alford, 91, homemaker, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 1988. Service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Johnson Mortuary.

            Survivors: son, Fred Keith of Coffeyville; daughter, JoAnn Moran of Chanute; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

            Memorial has been established with Leanna Christian Church, rural Chanute. Johnson Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nannie R. Alford (SS# issued in KS) was born 17 Jun 1897, last residence Chanute, Neosho Co., KS.

 

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NELLIE H. ALFORD

 

Source unknown, but probably:

SEDAN TIMES-STAR

Sedan, Chautauqua Co., KS—_____ May 1931

From Chautauqua County, Kansas, Obituaries

 

            Nellie H. Alford well known Sedan lady, departed this life at her home here Tuesday, May 5th, following a long period of illness.

            Funeral services were held at the Christian church this afternoon with the pastor, Rev. Edwin G. Michael in charge. Interment was in Greenwood cemetery. Members of Sedan Rebekah lodge, of which she was member, conducted the funeral rites of that order at the grave.

            Deceased was born at the old Alford homestead 4 1/2 miles east of Sedan and resided there until 1910 when she moved to Sedan where she resided continuously until her death at the age for 47 years and 10 months She is survived by her aged mother Mrs. Orlena Alford, a sister, Helen three brothers, Thomas, Isaac and Winton, one aunt, Mrs. Mary F. Alford, Loogootee, Indiana; six nieces Mrs. Gladys Cloyd, Mrs. Beatrice Kelly, Jessie Alford, Lola Alford, Mary Alford, and Dorothy Alford. Also seven nephews, Cecil, Everett Walter, Ellsworth, William, Clarence Leonard Alford, a host of cousins besides a multitude of friends.

            She was preceded in death by her father William H. Alford, a sister, Agnes, and a brother, Johnnie.

            Deceased completed the rural school course at Caney Valley and then entered the Sedan high school and was graduated with the class of 1903. After graduation she taught school one year and later entered the Independence Business College and finished this course June 2, 1911. She then began her business career and worked continually until September, 1929.

            She was a member of the Sedan Rebekah Lodge No. 33, which she enjoyed attending and was very faithful to every duty. However, on account of failing health she was permitted to attend only two meetings in the last 16 months.

            She was a very faithful Christian, having been baptized into the Christian church in Sedan in the year 1901.... She was a charter member of the Friendship club of this church, but her outstanding Christian work was done in the Sunday school. She was the teacher of a young ladies class for the past six years which she promoted with her whole soul. She spared no effort for this class, always keeping in close touch with every member. It pleased her greatly when any member of her class accepted Christ and she was especially solicitous for every member until they had made this wise decision. She attended church until one month before her death.

            She was also very devoted to her home and assumed the responsibility of its management after the passing of her father. Her mother and sister looked to her as the guide in the home....

 

Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Sedan, Chautauqua Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Del Huggins

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, William Harvey Alford and Orlena Harris Alford, in this compilation.

            Nellie shares a gravestone with her sister Helen. Neither sister married.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Nellie H. 1882 KS1, William Harvey 1839 VA2, Charles 1801 VA3, John 1768 VA4, Thomas 1736 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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NORA LORAIN BOTEN ALFORD

 

Photo from R.L. Leintz Funeral Home

 

KANSAS CITY STAR

Kansas City, MO—Wednesday, 31 December 2008

 

            Nora Lorain Alford, 89, of Leavenworth, died Monday, December 29, 2008, at St. John’s Hospital. She was born August 1, 1919, in Leavenworth, the daughter of Ralph Wesley and Nora Margaret (Saunders) Boten. On October 29, 1936, she married William Alford in Platte County, Mo.; he preceded her in death on June 28, 1986.

            Lorain was a homemaker most of her life, but in 1973 she started Alford’s Answering Service and continued this until 2000. She was an election poll clerk in Leavenworth city and county elections. She was a member of Sacred Heart Parish.

            Lorain is survived by sons William Alford Jr., John (Suzy) Alford, Myron (Patti) Alford, and Chris (Edie) Alford, all of the Leavenworth, Lansing area, Ed (Mary) Alford of Topeka; daughters Regina (Jack) Ericson, Carol (Charles) Simpson, Margie (Lee) Jewell of Leavenworth, and Rosemary (Francis) Peek of Watagua, Texas, and Pat (Dan) Lingenfelser of St. George, Kan.; 45 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

            In addition to her husband, Lorain was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Alford, one brother, four sisters, and two granddaughters.

            Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, January 2, 2009, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church. The Rosary will be prayed at 6 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, January 3, 2009, at the church with Rev. Phillip Winkelbauer as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. R.L. Leintz Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to Talking Books or Friendly Visitors. www.leintzfh.com

 

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TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL

Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS—Wednesday, 31 December 2008

 

            Nora Lorain Alford, 89, of Leavenworth, died Monday, December 29, 2008, at St. John Hospital. She was born Aug. 1, 1919, in Leavenworth, the daughter of Ralph Wesley and Nora Margaret (Saunders) Boten. On Oct. 29, 1936, she married William Alford in Platte County, Mo. He preceded her in death on June 28, 1986.

            Lorain was a homemaker most of her life but in 1973 she started Alfords Answering Service and continued this until 2000. She was an election poll clerk in Leavenworth city and county elections. She was a member of Sacred Heart Parish.

            Lorain is survived by sons, William Alford Jr., John (Suzy) Alford, Myron (Patti) Alford, and Chris (Edie) Alford all of the Leavenworth, Lansing area, Ed (Mary) Alford of Topeka; daughters, Regina (Jack) Ericson, Carol (Charles) Simpson, Margie (Lee) Jewell of Leavenworth, and Rosemary (Francis) Peek of Watagua, Texas and Pat (Dan) Lingenfelser of St. George, Kan.; 45 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

            In addition to her husband, Lorain was preceded in death by a son, Daniel Alford; one brother; four sisters; and two granddaughters.

            Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, 2009, at Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic Church. The Rosary will be prayed at 6 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009, at the church with Rev. Phillip Winkelbauer as celebrant. Burial will follow at Mount Calvary Cemetery. R.L. Leintz Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to Talking Books or Friendly Visitors. www.leintzfh.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Nora L. Alford (SS# issued in KS), last residence Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS.

            See the obituaries of her husband, William Ambrose Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; son Daniel Merton Alford; and granddaughter Jessica Ann Alford in this compilation.

 

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ONA N. STARR ALFORD

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Friday, 16 March 1990

 

            Ona N. (Starr) Alford, 62, Learjet Corp. parts and materials secretary, died Thursday, March 15, 1990. Service 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Johnson Mortuary.

            Survivors: husband, Warren; daughter, Carolyn Biller of Kansas City, Mo.

            Memorial has been established with the American Cancer Society.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ona N. Alford (SS# issued in KS) was born 2 Sept 1927 and died _____ March 1990, last residence not listed.

 

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OREATHEL BASHBEE KENNEDY ALFORD

 

HUTCHINSON NEWS

Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS—Monday, 17 March 2008

 

BURDETT [Pawnee Co.]—Oreathel B. Alford, 87, died March 15, 2008 at the Hodgeman County Health Center, Jetmore.

            She was born December 22, 1920 at Sand Town, Ark. She married Ezell Alford June 22, 1940, at Dyersburg, TN.

            Survivors include: one son, Roger (Elaine), Burdett, one daughter, Debbie Alford, Scarborough, Maine: one brother, L.D. (Louise) Kennedy, Ripley, TN: three grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

            Memorial service will be in Dyersburg, TN. Inurnment will be in Poplar Springs Cemetery, Milan, TN. Memorials may be sent to purchase Gideon Bibles.

            Beckwith Funeral Home, Jetmore, in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Poplar Springs Cemetery, Milan, Gibson Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Adam McCartney

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Oreathel B. Alford (SS# issued in TN).

            Family trees at Ancestry.com provide her full name and list her parents as Marcus D. Lafayette Kennedy and Lubie White.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Elkanah Andrew Alford 1844 TN – 1918 TN.

            Her husband’s lineage: Ezell 1914 TN1, Robert Alexander 1885 TN2, Elkanah Andrew 1844 TN3.

 

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ORLENA HARRIS ALFORD

Great-Grandmother of Myrta Josephine Alford Billings, AAFA #1156

 

Source unknown, but probably:

SEDAN TIMES-STAR

Sedan, Chautauqua Co., KS—_____ July 1932

From Chautauqua County, Kansas, Obituaries

 

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD SUNDAY FOR PIONEER RESIDENT

 

            Funeral services were held at the Christian church Sunday afternoon at 8 o’clock for Mrs. Orlena Alford, well known pioneer resident of Sedan and Chautauqua county.... Interment was made in Greenwood cemetery with the Buckles Funeral Home undertakers in charge.

            Orlena Harris, daughter of Nicholas and Helen [Alford] Harris was born Sept. 6, 1862 [sic: 1852] in Alfordsville, Indiana. She was the only child of the family and was reared an orphan by her grandparents since her mother died when she was 2 years old and her father when she was 6 years old. She departed this life July 23, 1932, in her home at Sedan, Kansas, at the age of 79 years, 10 months and 17 days.

            The deceased united with the Christian church at Alfordsvllle, Indiana, at the age of 14 years.... With her husband she transferred her membership to the Christian church of Peru, Kansas, where it remained until her death.

            On April 20, 1871, she was united in marriage to Willie H. [William Harvey] Alford by an uncle, Wayne Alford, who was a Christian minister. To this union seven children were born: Thomas, Agnes, Isaac, Wynton, John, Nellie and Helen. Agnes and John died in infancy and Nellie passed away from this life a little over a year ago.

            This family moved to Chautauqua County, Kansas, onto the homestead east of Sedan that Mr. Alford had taken two years before, returning to Indiana for his bride. Mrs. Alford lived on this homestead continuously until 1910, except for seven months spent in Kentucky. Since her sons had left home and her husband had passed in 1906, she moved to Sedan in 1910 with her two daughters, Nellie and Helen.

            She leaves to mourn her passing, four children: Thomas, Sedan, Isaac, Peru; Wynton of Sedan, and Helen of Sedan, Also thirteen grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren many cousins and distant relatives, besides a host of friends.

            As long as Mrs. Alford was physically able she was very loyal to the church. In the early days she spent a great deal of time in promoting the small Sunday schools....

            The deceased was very devoted to her home and had a strong love for her children, this perhaps helped to make it possible to always be able to live in her own home all her life. She failed very fast after the death of her daughter, Nellie. Because of her love for her home she spent most of her time there the last twenty years. She would have liked to live two months longer so as to have reached the age of 80 years....

 

Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Sedan, Chautauqua Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Judy Mayfield

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, William Harvey Alford; daughter Nellie H. Alford; and grandsons Charles Leonard “Punkin” Alford and Clarence Wynton “Bud” Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter-in-law Mary Alice Perry Alford in Washington Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Orlena’s Alford lineage from her mother: Helen 1832 IN2, James 1791 VA3, John 1768 VA4, Thomas 1736 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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PAMELA M. ALFORD

 

KANSAS CITY STAR

Kansas City, MO—8 February 2001

 

            Pamela M. Alford, 34, Kansas City, KS, passed away Saturday, February 3, 2001, at home. Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Saturday, February 10, at Mrs. J.W. Jones Memorial Chapel, Kansas City, KS, with Pastor Sylvia A. Harris officiating. Cremation. Friends may call 11 a.m.1 p.m. Saturday, at the chapel. (Arrangements: Mrs. J.W. Jones Memorial Chapel (913) 321-0253)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Pamela M. Alford (SS# issued in MA) was born 13 May 1966, last residence Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., KS.

 

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PAULINE H. JOHNSON ALFORD

 

GARDEN CITY TELEGRAM

Garden City, Finney Co., KS—Saturday, 19 June 2004

 

ULYSSES—Pauline H. Alford, 90, of Ulysses, died Thursday, June 17, 2004, at Fowler Nursing Home in Fowler.

            She was born Feb. 5, 1914, at Neodesha, to Robert Oxley and Minnie Florence Preston Johnson.

            A Ulysses resident since the 1930s, she was a homemaker. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Ulysses, belonged to United Methodist Women, and served as a Sunday school teacher. She held various offices with the Republican Women, Ulysses Eastern Star No. 471, Cimarron Extension Unit and the Cimarron Grange, and was a Grant County 4-H leader.

            On Feb. 12, 1936, she married Jno. W. Alford at Yuma, Ariz. He died July 27, 1974. She also was preceded in death by four brothers, Mahmand, Harry, Kenneth and Orlan Johnson; and two sisters, Vergie Adams and Lucy McCready.

            Survivors include a son, J. Stephen Alford of Ulysses; a daughter, Paula Marie Schroll of Woodland Park, Colo.; two sisters, Nora Dack of Van Orme, Texas, and Jesse Kline of Big Lake, Texas; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Funeral will be 2 p.m. Monday at the First United Methodist Church, Ulysses…. Burial will follow at Ulysses Cemetery, with Order of Eastern Star rites given by Ulysses Eastern Star No. 471.

            Visitation hours are from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Garnand Funeral Home, Ulysses….

 

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Permission granted by the photographer, Leon Barton

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Paula H. Alford (SS# issued in KS), last residence Ulysses, Grant Co., KS.

 

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PAULINE RUTH ALFORD DEWEESE REINHARDT

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Tuesday, 11 March 1986

 

            Pauline R. Reinhardt, 82, retired Phillips University administrative assistant, died Saturday [March 8]. Service 10 a.m. today, First Christian Church, Chanute.

            Survivors: sons, Dr. Wayne of Lima, Ohio, Dr. Paul of Austin, Texas; daughter, Janet Williamson of St. Louis; sister, Beulah Roberts of San Bernardino, Calif.; nine grandchildren; one great-grandchild.

            Memorial has been established with the First Christian Church. Gibson-Koch Chapel.

 

Photo from Elmwood Cemetery, Chanute, Neosho Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kenneth Pohl

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituaries of her brothers Isaac Errett Alford and Henry Newton Alford in Colorado Obituaries.

            Her first husband was Max Deweese.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Pauline Ruth 1903 KS1, Anthony Wayne 1851 IN2, Wayne 1821 IN3, James 1791 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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PETE J. ALFORD

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Wednesday, 24 July 2002

 

            Alford, Pete J., 90, retired Garvey Grain Elevator grain supervisor, died Saturday, July 20, 2002. Service 11 a.m. Saturday, Church of Living God.

            Survivors: wife, Vera; sons, Wayne, Mervin, Roy all of Wichita; daughters, Jennie Ray, Cherry Davison both of Wichita, Katherine Rhodes of Oklahoma City, Marcella Clark of Tempe, Ariz.; sisters, Ruby Anderson of Weleetka, Okla., Arbella Lyons of Los Angeles; 32 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren. Jackson Mortuary.

 

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Photo from Old Mission Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Deanna Reynolds

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Pete J. Alford (SS# issued in KS) was born 24 Sept 1901, last residence Columbus, Cherokee Co., KS.

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

 

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ROBERT EUGENE ALFORD

 

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Photo and dates from Jackson Mortuary

 

Born: January 15, 1958

Death: January 8, 2011

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—12 January 2011

 

            Alford, Robert Eugene, passed away, January 8, 2011. Service is 1 p.m., Saturday, January 15, 2011 at Christian Faith Center.

            He is survived by his son, Don Alford Chapman of Eldorado; parents, Zenobia Wanda Hooks of Wichita and Robert Jordan of Dallas, TX; sisters, Pam Jordan of Dallas, TX and Linda Jordan of California; brothers, Damon Jordan and Marv Jordan, both of California and a host of relatives and friends. Entrusted to Jackson Mortuary. www.thejacksonmortuary.com.

 

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Permission granted by the photographer, Misty & Company

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Robert Eugene Alford (SS# issued in KS), last residence Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS.

 

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ROCKY LEE ALFORD

 

Feuerborn Family Funeral Service

Garnett, KS—_____ May 2012

2012_048

 

            Rocky Lee Alford, age 58, of Garnett, Kansas, passed away on May 8, 2012 at K.U. Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas.

            He was born on January 18, 1954, in Sedan, Kansas, the son of Kenneth and Mary (Dye) Alford. Rocky completed his high school education after enlisting in the United States Army. Most of his time in the Army was spent in Panama.

            Rocky was a truck driver and worked in the oil fields until finding his passion at John Deere. He loved being in the fields around big machines and sharing stories with his loyal customers. Rocky enjoyed fishing, road trips with Debbie, and family time, especially loving his grandsons, Nathan and John.

            He was united in marriage to Debbie Pelletier on June 23, 2001 in Garnett, Kansas.

            Rocky was preceded in death by his father.

            He is survived by his wife, Debbie Alford, of the home; son, Travis Lee Alford and girlfriend Gloria of Santa Barbara, California; daughters, Katrina Louise Carey and husband David of Olathe, Kansas; Jennifer Lynne Kratzberg and husband Garrett of Louisburg, Kansas; two grandsons, Nathan Hermreck and John Patrick Carey; his mother, Mary Alford of Eureka, Kansas; two sisters, Debbie Plew and husband Ken of Mulvane, Kansas; Rhonda Bartell and husband Steve of Mulvane, Kansas; two brothers, Joe Alford and wife Sylvia of Xanten, Germany; Jack Alford and wife Cyndi of Eureka, Kansas; as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

            Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Monday, May 14, 2012, at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, Garnett. The family will be present to greet friends on Sunday evening at the funeral home from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Fund.

 

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OTTAWA HERALD

Ottawa, Franklin Co., KS—Wednesday, 9 May 2012

 

            Rocky Lee Alford, 58, Garnett, died May 8, 2012, at KU Medical Center, Kansas City, Kan.

            Services are planned for 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 14, at Feuerborn Family Funeral Service Chapel, Garnett. Visitation is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

            He was born Jan. 18, 1954, in Sedan to Kenneth and Mary (Dye) Alford.

            Condolences may be made at www.feuerbornfuneral.com and www.ottawaherald.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Rocky Lee 1954 KS1, Kenneth Duane 1933 KS2, Daniel Ralph 1908 KS3, George T. 1871 IN4, Joseph McClure 1834 VA5, John 1795 VA6, John 1768 VA7, Thomas 1736 VA8, John 1696 ??9.

 

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ROY T. ALFORD

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Thursday, 8 January 2009

 

 

            Alford, Minister Roy T., Envision employee, died Jan. 3, 2009. Wake 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jackson Mortuary; service 11 a.m. Saturday, Church of Living God.

            He is survived by his wife, Sheila Alford; son, Ryan Alford of Wichita; mother, Vera Alford of Wichita; brothers, Wayne Alford and Mervin Alford of Wichita; sisters, Marcella Clark of Tulsa, OK, Jennie Alford-Ray, Cherry Alford-Davison, both of Wichita, and a host of relatives and friends.

            Services entrusted to Jackson Mortuary.

 

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Photo from Kechi Cemetery, Park City, Sedgwick Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Barb

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Roy T. Alford (SS# issued in KS) was born 23 Oct 1965, last residence Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS.

 

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RUFINA “RUTH” CABRERA HURTADO HOLFORD

 

TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL

Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS—7 February 1999

 

            Rufina “Ruth” Hurtado Holford, 62, Topeka, died Tuesday, Feb 2, 1999, at a Topeka hospital. Mrs. Holford had worked for several years for the American Red Cross and later for the State of Kansas. She then returned to the Red Cross, where she served as a volunteer until she retired in 1985 due to heart problems.

            She was born July 10, 1936, in Hershey NE, the daughter of Consuelo “Rosie” Cabrera. She lived in Chanute and then with her mother in Winfield. And she had lived many years in Topeka. Mrs. Holford was an active volunteer at Lowman Hill, Assumption and Polk elementary schools. She was a member of Assumption catholic Church and Holy Name Catholic Church.

            She married Kenneth E. Holford Sr. in 1957. They were divorced.

            Survivors include three daughters, Maria E. Griffin, Topeka, Donnia (Donnie) Aviono, Wellington, and Kathy L. Tucker, Topeka; three sons, Kenneth Edward Holford Jr, Kelvin E. Holford Sr., and Michael A. Holford, all of Topeka; a brother, Tony Cabrera, Wichita; three sisters, Lupe Bond, in Arizona, Mary Woods, Winfield, and Florence Babys, Wichita; 27 grandchildren; and 6 great-grandchildren.

            Services will be at 11am Tuesday at Penwell-Gabel Mid-Town Chapel. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ruth Holford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS.

 

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RUSSELL C. ALFORD

 

KANSAS CITY STAR

Kansas City, MO—5 October 1997

 

            Russell C. Alford, 46, Kansas City, KS, died October 3, 1997, at his home. Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, October 8, at Maple Hill Cemetery. Friends may call from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday at the Maple Hill Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Russell C. Alford (SS# issued in IL) was born 31 Aug 1951, last residence not listed.

 

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SALLY L. HOLFORD MCPHAIL

 

SALINA JOURNAL

Salina, Saline Co., KS—Wednesday, 28 May 2003

 

            Sally L. McPhail, 54, Salina, died on Monday, May 26, 2003. Funeral services were held at Ryan Mortuary, 137 N. Eighth in Salina. She was cremated.

            Mrs. McPhail was born Sally L. Holford on December 17, 1948, at Hutchinson. She was a CPA for Kennedy and Coe for 14 years, retiring in 1994. She was a member of PEO Chapter IJ for many years and a member of Kansas Jaycee Women.

            Survivors include her husband, Larry of Salina, son, Kevin (Amy) of Atlanta, daughter, Melissa (Darrell) Bergmann of Salina, her father, Floyd Holford of Hutchinson, brother, Stephen Holford of Mansfield, Massachusetts, and granddaughter, Kaitlyn Bergmann of Salina.

            Her mother, Marceline M. Holford, preceded her in death.

 

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HUTCHINSON NEWS

Hutchinson, Reno Co., KS—Thursday, May 29, 2003

 

SALINA—Sally L. Holford McPhail, 54, died May 26, 2003, at Salina Regional Health Center, Salina.

            She was born Dec. 17, 1948, at Hutchinson, the daughter of Floyd and Marceline Dinwiddie Holford. A resident of Salina, she was a CPA for 14 years, retiring in 1994, from Kennedy and Coe.

            On June 9, 1984, she married Larry McPail at Hutchinson. He survives.

            Other survivors include: a son; a daughter; her father, Floyd Holford, Hutchinson; a brother; and a granddaughter.

            Funeral will be 2 p.m. today at Ryan Funeral Home, Salina.

            Ryan Funeral Home, Salina, is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Sally L. McPhail (SS# issued in KS), last residence Salina, Saline Co., KS.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Floyd Palmer Holford and Marceline May Dinwiddie Holford, in this compilation.

 

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SARAH ELIZABETH “LIZZIE” ALFORD STAFFORD ALLAMAN

 

[Although she apparently died in CO, we are also including her obituary here because she lived much of her life in KS and is buried there.]

 

SEDAN LANCE

Sedan, Chautauqua Co., KS—Friday, 8 December 1905

 

            Isaac Alford left for Denver, Colo., Tuesday to attend the funeral of his aunt Mrs. Allman, who died there Sunday as a result of cancer. Mrs. Allman was a sister of W.H. [William Harvey] Alford, who recently died in Kansas City while undergoing a surgical operation.

            Mrs. Allman was the last member of the Alford family of brothers and sisters. – Peru Gazette.

 

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Photo from Fort Wallace Cemetery, Wallace, Wallace Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Leon Barton

 

AAFA NOTES: Sarah’s married her first husband, George W. Stafford, on 26 Sept 1867 in Daviess Co., IN.

            George was born about 1845 and died by the 1870 census. They apparently had no children. George is age 15 on the 1860 census in Barr, Daviess Co., IN, living with his parents, John and Nancy Stafford, and his siblings.

            In 1870 Sarah, age 22 born VA, is living with the family of George’s parents in Barr, Daviess Co., IN.

            Sarah married her second husband, George R. Allaman. From his biography in A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, Volume 4, p. 2301 (1919, revised edition):

 

In 1872, at Peru [Chautauqua Co.], Kansas, Mr. Allaman married Miss Lizzie Alford, daughter of James Alford of Kentucky. She died at Oakley, Kansas, in 1905. In 1907, at Denver, Colorado, Mr. Allaman married Miss Lizzie Toohey. Her father, Frank Toohey, was a veteran of the Civil war and died at Denver at the age of eighty-two. Mr. and Mrs. Allaman have two children: George Toohey, born November 29, 1908; and John Francis, born December 18, 1910.

 

            He is listed as George H. Allaman in his biography above, but his middle initial is R on Lizzie’s gravestone. Lizzie’s father and place of death are also incorrect.

            G.R. Allman, age 57, and Elizabeth Allman, age 56, are listed on the 1 March 1905 Kansas State Census in Wallace, Wallace Co., KS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Sarah Elizabeth 1848 VA1, Charles 1801 VA2, John 1768 VA3, Thomas 1736 VA4, John 1696 ??5.

 

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SCOTT F. ALFORD

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Tuesday, 11 September 2001

 

            Alford, Scott F., 41, Boeing Wichita purchaser, died Monday, Sept. 10, 2001. Service 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Countryside Christian Church.

            Survivors: wife, Becky; daughters, Isabella Faith Alford, Julia Grace Alford both of Wichita; brother, Lionel Alford Jr. of Dayton, Ohio.

            Memorial established with Countryside Christian Church, 1919 S. Rock Rd., Wichita 67207. Downing & Lahey Mortuary East.

 

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Photo from Wichita Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joe Gibbens

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Scott F. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 2 Aug 1960, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Lionel Devon Alford and Julia Bryan Alford, in this compilation.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Salvator Alford and Elizabeth Reynolds.

            His lineage: Scott F. 1960 ?? 1, Lionel Devon 1925 LA2, Columbus Franklin 1878 LA3, William James 1841 AL4, Almon B. 1810 GA5, Owen Wilkins 1780 VA6, William 1741 VA7, Salvator 1716 VA8.

 

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SUSAN DAPHNE SAVAGE ALFORD

Great-Grandmother of Joseph Savage Alford III, AAFA #0102, Elizabeth Diane Allison, AAFA #0983, Andrew Gibson, AAFA #1089

 

DAILY JOURNAL-WORLD

Lawrence, Douglas Co., KS—Monday, 5 December 1938

 

LAWRENCE PIONEER DIES IN MICHIGAN

MRS. SUSAN D. ALFORD SAW QUANTRILL RAID; WAS IN FIRST K.U. CLASS

THE RITES WEDNESDAY

 

            Mrs. Susan D. Alford, aged 89 years, a pioneer resident of Lawrence and a member of the first class of the University of Kansas, died yesterday afternoon at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Sylvia Belden, of St. Joseph, Mich.

            Funeral services will be held from the Funk chapel Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Rev. Joseph F. King will officiate. Burial will be in Oak Hill cemetery.

            Alford was a writer of some note and her stories dealt generally with the early history of the state and the University of Kansas. She was a witness of the Quantrill raid. She always showed an active interest the activities of the University and kept close touch with the alumni office, although, she said that she did not graduate.

            Alford once explained that she attended K.U. for five years including the preparatory department. She was one of four girls of the first graduating class, none of whom received their degrees because “matrimonial intentions interfered.” She said “I was the last to leave and Professor Robinson said to me despairingly, ‘I doubt if any girls will have the perseverance to stay by K.U. till they are graduated’ The dear man lived to see hundreds do so.”

 

TO KANSAS IN 1855

 

            Alford came to Kansas with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Savage, in 1855 from White River, Vt. The family was one of many who traveled under the sponsorship of the New England Emigrant Aid society which was organized to make Kansas a free state. Railroad train and river boat were the means of transportation as far as Kansas City, where the party took wagons.

            Mrs. Alford described this part of the trip in an article in the Atlantic Monthly in 1929 as follows:

            “ It was a beautiful day when the Emigrant Aid party left Kansas City. Walking two by two beside their loaded teams, the band led them across the Kansas border with martial tread to the beat of patriotic airs, ending as they crossed the Shawnee-Mission grounds with Whittiers ‘Kansas Emigrants.’ It was a peaceful-looking party—even so were the Pilgrim forefathers—but as terrible as an ‘army with banners’ in winning Kansas for a free state.”

            Of the first night of the emigrants in the wilderness that was then Lawrence, Mrs. Alford wrote:

            “It had been a wild night of wind and storm. The campers had held on to their tents by main force to keep them from blowing away. But the morning sun shone down upon them thru the rain-washed air, serene and bright—a symbol, perhaps, of the history of the future town.

            During their first year in Lawrence, Mrs. Alford’s mother and three of her brothers and sisters died. She wrote of her experiences of these days, recalling John Brown’s visit to Kansas and the Kansas “Red Legs” who participated in the bloody border warfare. Her description of Quantrill’s raids:

 

DESCRIPTION OF RAID

 

            At daybreak the next morning, Quantrill’s guerrillas, 300 strong, came upon the sleeping town. It was totally unprepared. There was no railroad or telegraph at this time. Every messenger sent to warn of Quantrill’s approach met with disaster. By some blunder the guns of the militia were stored in blockhouses at the intersection of streets. The town was without defense.  Quantrills orders were “Kill every man and burn every house.” The guerillas, magnificent horsemen, rode at breakneck speed thru the streets, a revolver in each hand, shooting every man in sight.

            Mrs. Alford entered the University of Kansas in September, 1866, one of 55 students. She wrote of that experience:

            On that morning I went out early into the dewy pasture to catch my pony for the 3-mile ride into town. These rides were my delight. The most expensive car could not have given me more pleasure than did Neo, my pony, named Neosho for his birthplace.

            “It was a bright and beautiful morning with a hint of autumn coolness in the air, on this natal day of Kansas university. No one, I am sure, ever climbed Mt. Oread with higher hopes than were mine on that September morning. I had long envied my cousins in the East who were enjoying the privileges of Mt. Holyoke and Dartmouth colleges. Now these privileges were to be mine! The blood of book-loving ancestors was fairly singing in my veins.

 

WROTE OF LILAC HEDGE

 

            Another anecdote concerning the University which she wrote was the lilac hedge east of Fraser. She said:

            “It may be of interest to others, as well as myself, to know that the lilac hedge east of Fraser (which had its beginning on my father’s farm, and was donated by him to K.U.) has a step-child on the campus of Stanford university.

            “When Professor Carruth left Kansas for California he took with him a bundle of cuttings from the lilac hedge. When rooted, he planted them along one side of the lot on the Stanford campus where he was building his house. Watered with loving care and nurtured by Kansas sentiment, the hedge thrived. It was coming into bloom as I saw it last Sunday, when driving thru Stanford’s beautiful campus, after attending services at the Memorial chapel. Adjoining Professor Carruth’s place, on the other side from the hedge, are the grounds on which stand Herbert Hoover’s white stucco mansion. It is pleasant to remember that the two families, one in the charming though modest frame cottage, and the other in the imposing white mansion, were most congenial neighbors. In simple friendliness and with scholarly tastes they found much in common. In such a distinguished neighborhood the lilac hedge should thrive, and do credit to its alma mater at K.U.”

            The origin of the rock chalk known yell, known thruout the United States, has been discussed by Mrs. Alford as follows:

            “My father was an honorary member of the science club of K.U. and at least once every summer entertained the club at the farm. On one such occasion the K.U. yell originated.

            “There was a pile of chalk rocks and other geological specimens in front of the house. I think it was Professor Bailey who began with rock chalk. Some one else added Jayhawk and the jolly crowd of students made up the yell, not expecting it to be anything permanent.”

            Mrs. Alford was the mother of six graduates of the University, one of whom, Alfred C. Alford, was killed in the Spanish-American War. A bronze plaque in his memory is on the wall of the main lounge of the Union building. The other children are Anna M. Sellars, Donald Alford, Dr. Joseph Alford, Mrs. Sylvia D. Belden and Theodore C. Alford of the Kansas City Star.

 

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Permission granted by the photographer, Jay

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Daniel Stillman Alford; and son Alfred Cecil Alford; in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Donald Stillman Alford in California Obituaries; and her son Theodore Crandall Alford Sr. in District of Columbia Obituaries.

 

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SYLVIA STILLMAN ALFORD

 

KANSAS SEMI-WEEKLY CAPITAL

Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS—Friday, 23 November 1900

 

LAWRENCE, Kan., Nov. 22—Mrs. Sylvia Alford, mother of D.S. Alford, died this afternoon at 2 o’clock. She has been sick sometime. Funeral arrangements have not yet been made.

 

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Photo from Oak Hill Cemetery, Lawrence, Douglas Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jay

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her children Daniel Stillman Alford and Ida A. Alford in this compilation.

            Her memorial at Find A Grave says she was born 8 Jan 1816 in CT.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: Alfred A. 1812 CT1, Arba 1768 CT2, Nathaniel 1737 CT3, Nathaniel 1698 CT4, Josiah 1649 CT5, Benedict 1619 England6, Thomas 1598 England7.

 

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TERRI GENEVA ALFORD TREFETHEN WHITE

 

CHANUTE TRIBUNE

Chanute, Neosho Co., KS—Tuesday, 12 August 2008

 

            Cherryvale residents Henry Andrew White Jr., 44, and his wife Terri G. White, 48, died Thursday, August 7, 2008, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident south of Cherryvale.

            Henry was born Jan. 20, 1964, in Long Beach, Calif., to Henry Andrew and Sharon Brown White. He graduated from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1982. He was an assembly line worker for CIG.

            Terri was born June 29, 1960, in Little Rock, Ark., to Cal and Thelma Mae McClain Alford. She graduated from Cherryvale High School in 1978. She married Eugene Trefethen in 1980. They divorced. She worked as a Certified Nurse Assistant in Cherryvale.

            Henry and Terri married in 2001.

            Survivors include children, Shane Trefethen and April Stoddard, both of Cherryvale, Sarah Sullivan, Independence; and nine grandchildren.

            Henry is survived by a brother, Orley White, California; and a sister, Marybeth, Albuquerque, N.M.

            He was preceded in death by his parents.

            Terri is survived by her mother, Thelma Alford; and two sisters, Sonja Alford and Vicky Overacker, both of Cherryvale.

            She was preceded in death by her father, Cal Alford.

            Funeral will be 2 p.m. today at First Assembly of God Church, Cherryvale. Burial will follow at Fairview Cemetery, Cherryvale, under the direction of Potts Chapel, Cherryvale.

            Contributions to First Assembly of God Church, Cherryvale, may be made in care of the funeral home.

 

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Photo from Fairview Cemetery, Cherryvale, Montgomery Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, TRW

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Terri G. White (SS# issued in KS), last residence Cherryvale, Montgomery Co., KS.

            See the obituary of her father, Cal William Alford, in this compilation.

 

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THELMA BERNICE PAYTON HALFORD

 

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Dale and Thelma Halford

Photo posted to their Find A Grave memorials by Michael Kruse

Used with permission

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Monday, 17 March 1986

 

            Thelma B. Halford, 79, homemaker, died Friday. Service 2 p.m. today, Ryan Mortuary.

            Survivors: son, Don of Salina; daughters, Marge Adamson of Apache, Okla., Mary Wesemann of Sterling, Colo.; brother, Charles Payton of Concordia.

 

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Photo from Gypsum Hill Cemetery, Salina, Saline Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Michael Kruse

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Thelma Halford (SS# issued in KS) was born 27 July 1906 and died _____ March 1986, last residence Salina, Saline Co., KS.

            See the obituary of her father-in-law, Elihu Bird Halford, in this compilation.

            Her husband’s HALFORD lineage: Dale 1904 MO1, Elihu Bird 1870 TN2, William Luker 1835 TN3, John 1795 SC4.

 

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TRAVIS ARNOLD ALFORD

AAFA #0374

Brother of Jack Franklin Alford, AAFA #0369; and Mary Phyllis Alford Gay, AAFA #1327

 

From AAFA files

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—24 June 2012

 

            Alford, Travis A., 80, passed away June 22, 2012. He was born May 25, 1932 to Arnold and Lillie (Tigert) Alford in Caney, OK. He served in the United States Army during the Korean War in the 45th MP. Travis enjoyed bowling, running, and watching the OU Sooners play football.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Bud Alford and Don Alford.

            Travis is survived by his wife of nearly 52 years, Elizabeth Alford; children, Michelle (Michael Katunzi) Sani and Michael (Brenda) Alford; and siblings, Neal (Trecia) Alford, Bob (Ella) Alford, Jack (Janice) Alford, Carl (Vickie) Alford, Mary (Jim) Gay, Wallace (Vicky) Alford.

            Memorial service: 2 pm, Monday at Pine Valley Christian Church, 5620 E. 21st St. N., Wichita, KS 67208. Memorial contributions may be made to Pine Valley Christian Church or Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice, 313 S. Market, Wichita, KS 67202.

 

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

            See the obituary of his wife, Elizabeth L. “Betty” Tucker Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his mother, Lillie Francis Tigert Alford; brothers Buddy Marvin Alford and Wallace Madison Alford; and grandfather James Henry Alford in Oklahoma Obituaries. We included the obituary of his brother Earl Don Alford, AAFA #0361, in Texas Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John Alford b. ca 1801 NC.

            His lineage: Travis Arnold 1932 OK1, Arnold Allen 1908 OK2, James Henry 1857 MS3, John Madison 1826 GA4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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VELMA M. SANDERS ALFORD

Aunt of Myrta Josephine Alford Billings, AAFA #1156

 

LAWRENCE JOURNAL-WORLD

Lawrence, Douglas Co., KS—Tuesday, 23 October 1990

 

            Services for Velma M. Alford, 73, Sedan, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the First Christian Church of Sedan with Ina Brooks and the Rev. Ron Walters officiating. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford died Sunday [October 21] at the Pleasant Valley Nursing Home in Sedan.

            She was born March 21, 1917, in Eureka. She attended grade school in Eureka and graduated from high school in Wann, Okla. She also graduated from Southwestern College in Winfield. She was a retired school teacher, having taught grade school for 22 years in Sedan, along with teaching at other schools in Chautauqua and Montgomery counties.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of the First Christian Church of Sedan, the National Education Assn. and the Kansas-NEA.

            She married Clarence “Bud” Alford on Jan. 27, 1942, in Sedan. He survives at the home.

            Other survivors include a brother, Elbert Edwin Sanders, Lawrence.

            The family suggests memorials to the First Christian Church of Sedan, in care of Graves Funeral Home in Caney.

            Friends may call from 10 a.m. until services Wednesday at the First Christian Church of Sedan.

 

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Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Sedan, Chautauqua Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Del Huggins

 

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

            See the obituary of her husband, Clarence Wynton “Bud” Alford, in this compilation.

 

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VELMA MAY JUNE ALFORD MCCULLOUGH

 

KANSAS CITY STAR

Kansas City, MO—19 December 2010

 

            Velma May McCullough, 85, of Kansas City, Kansas passed away December 17, 2010 at her home. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, December 20, 2010 at Maple Hill Cemetery. In lieu of flowers family suggests contributions to Kendallwood Hospices.

            Velma was born in Harrisonville, MO and had lived most of her life in the Kansas City area. She was a realtor for 5 years before retiring in 1980.

            Velma was preceded in death by her parents, Alfred and Mary June, 2 husbands, Everett Alford and Albert McCullough, son, Everett Alford, Jr., 3 brothers, William June, Howard June, and Jack June.

            Survivors include her son John Alford (wife) Monta, brother, Alfred June, Jr., 2 sisters, Dorris Russell and Judy Peterson, 3 grandchildren, and 7 great grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, campbell2u

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Velma M. McCullough (SS# issued in KS) was born 26 May 1925, last residence Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., KS.

            See the obituary of her son Everett Cecil “Big Al” Alford Jr. in this compilation.

 

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VERA ALFORD

 

Photo and dates from Jackson Mortuary

 

Born: April 17, 1929

Died: February 13, 2011

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—17 February 2011

 

            Alford, Vera, 81, passed away February 13, 2011. Service is 11 a.m., Saturday, February 19, 2011 at Church of the Living God.

            She is survived by her son, Mervin (Rosie) Alford; daughters, Jennie (Ivan) Ray and Cherry (Henry) Davison; daughters-in-law, Casondra Alford, Sheila Alford, all of Wichita; sisters, Samuel Lowe, Jeraldine Dozier and Charlene Williams, all of Oakland, CA; sister-in-law, Ruby Anderson of Weleetka, OK, 23 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who will miss her dearly.

            Entrusted to Jackson Mortuary. www.thejacksonmortuary.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Vera Alford (SS# issued in KS), last residence Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS.

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

 

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VERA LOUISE DOTY ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Neosho, MO—Friday, 3 May 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1997 (with Missouri obituaries)

 

            Vera Doty Alford, 81, Independence [Montgomery Co.], KS, died May 1, 1996, in Fredonia [Wilson Co., KS], where she had lived for the last few weeks.

            Mrs. Alford was born December 18, 1914, at Peru, KS. She grew up and attended school in Peru there and graduated from Sedan High School in 1932. She was self-employed as a seamstress in Independence for many years and had just recently moved to Fredonia. She was a member of the Methodist Church.

            She married John L. Alford on July 23, 1934, Independence KS. They made their home in Sedan KS until moving to Independence in 1957. He preceded her in death on December 2, 1969.

            Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. (Lida) Richard Myers, Neosho; a granddaughter, Janice Myers, Joplin; a brother, T.M. Doty, Sedan KS, and two sisters, Armena Ford and Clara Stark, both of Fredonia KS.

            Memorial services were held Wednesday at Potts Funeral Home Chapel….

            The body has been cremated. Private interment will be later at Mount Hope Cemetery.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the National Arthritis Foundation in care of the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Vera D. Alford (SS# issued in KS), last residence Fredonia, Wilson Co., KS.

            See the obituary of her husband, John Lee Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter Lida M. Alford Myers in Missouri Obituaries.

 

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VERNIE LEE ALFORD STEVENSON

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Friday, 11 June 1993

 

            Stevenson, Vernie Lee (Alford), 40, homemaker, died Tuesday, June 8, 1993. Service 1 p.m. Monday, Jackson Mortuary.

            Survivors: brothers, Joe Alford of Kansas City, Kan., Israel Alford of Wichita; sisters, Senobia Hooks, Beverly Allen, Idella Johnson, all of Wichita.

 

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Photo from Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Judy Mayfield

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Vernie L. Stevenson (SS# issued in KS) was born 25 Feb 1953, last residence Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Ida Lee Shaffer Alford; and brother Joe Eugene Alford in this compilation.

 

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VERNON E. ALFORD

 

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PARSONS SUN

Parsons, Labette Co., KS—Wednesday, 2 October 1996

 

CHETOPA [Labette Co.], Kan.—Vernon E. Alford, 78, Chetopa, died Saturday night, Sept. 28, 1996, at a nursing home in Columbus after a long illness.

            Mr. Alford was born March 25, 1918, at Douglas, Okla. He lived at Wichita for 20 years before moving to Chetopa in 1982. He was an electronic technician, retiring in 1982 from Montgomery Ward at Wichita after 38 years of employment.

            He married Kathryn M. Knight on Dec. 4, 1971, at Maize. She survives.

            Additional survivors include two sons, Harold Alford, Topeka, and Vernon Alford Jr., Moore, Okla.; a daughter, Julie Bucklin, New Haven, N.H.; a stepdaughter, Teresa Ann Knight, Wichita; a brother, Bill Alford, Enid, Okla.; two sisters, Lena Whisman, Bartlesville, Okla., and Helen Nowell, Chetopa; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

            Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Wichita (Kan.) Park Cemetery….

            Arrangements are under direction of Bath Funeral Home, Chetopa…..

 

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WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Wednesday, 2 October 1996

 

            Alford, Vernon E., 78, formerly of Wichita, retired Montgomery Ward electronic technician, died Saturday, Sept. 28, 1996. Service 2 p.m. today, Wichita (Kan.) Park Cemetery.

            Survivors: wife, Kathryn; sons, Harold of Topeka, Vernon Jr. of Moore, Okla.; daughter, Julie Bucklin of New Haven, N.H.; stepdaughter, Teresa Knight of Wichita; brother, Bill of Enid, Okla.; sisters, Lena Whisman of Bartlesville, Okla., Helen Nowell of Chetopa; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial has been established with St. John’s Hospice. Bath Funeral Home.

 

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Photo from Wichita Park Cemetery and Mausoleum, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bill Pennington

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Vernon E. Alford (SS# issued in OK).

            See the obituary of his wife, Kathryn M. “Kay” Dyer Knight Alford, in this compilation.

 

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VIRGINIA SUE ALFORD DAVIS

 

Ford-Wulf-Bruns Funeral Home

Coffeyville, Montgomery Co., KS—_____ August 2005

 

            Virginia Sue Davis, age 65, of Coffeyville, Kansas passed away Friday, August 5, 2005 at the Windsor Place in Coffeyville.

            She was born December 9, 1939 in Bisbee, Arizona to William and Aletha Alford. She married James Davis in June of 1960. She was a homemaker. Her hobbies included Bible studies and Christian prison ministries throughout Kansas and Oklahoma.

            She is survived by five sons, Steve Davis and wife Shannon of Neelyville, Missouri, Bradley Davis of El Cajon, California, Michael Davis and wife Deborah of Fresno, California, Christopher Davis of Pittsburg, Kansas and Anthony Davis of Parsons, Kansas; two daughters, Rhonda Bauschlicher and husband Douglas of Kennett, Missouri and Geri Lynn Wuerdeman and husband Ron of Pittsburg, Kansas; ten grandchildren, Ryan Davis, Ryan Bauschlicher, Luke Davis, Nicholas Wuerdeman, Jenna Davis, Justin Wuerdeman, Zane Davis, Makenzi Davis, Kristen Davis and Brock Davis; one sister, Dr. Shirley Mayfield of El Cerrito, California and one brother, Gary Alford of Mesilla Park, New Mexico.

            She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband James.

            Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 7, 2005 at the Spring Hill Cemetery, north of Coffeyville with Reverend Johhny Lockaby officiating. Arrangements are under the care of Penwell-Gabel Ford-Wulf Bruns Chapel….

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Virginia S. Davis (SS# issued in NM), last residence Coffeyville, Montgomery Co., KS.

            Virginia has an Alford line and an Allford line.

            Through her father:

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Virginia Sue 1939 AZ1, William Azell 1905 KS2, James Franklin 1877 KS3, Joseph McClure 1834 VA4, John 1795 VA5, John 1768 VA6, Thomas 1736 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

            Through her mother, Aletha Mary Sylvania Cleveland, daughter of Arthur Artemas Cleveland and Mary Ellen Virginia Allford:

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Andrew Joseph Alford [Allford] 1832 VA–1878 MO.

            Her ALLFORD lineage: Mary Ellen Virginia 1877 MO2, Andrew Joseph 1832 VA3.

 

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VIRTA BELL ALFORD

 

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Photo and dates from Jackson Mortuary

 

Born: February 15, 1949

Died: February 18, 2011

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Thursday, 24 February 2011

 

            Alford, Virta Bell, passed away, February 18, 2011. Service is 11 a.m., Saturday, February 26, 2011 at Mizpah Baptist Church.

            She is survived by her son, Michael Bell of Wichita; daughters, Twila (Johnny) Bullock, Breshana Alford, both of Wichita and Ranita (Elmer) Nkomo of Bamburg, Germany; sisters, Ercie Hill and Wanda McClellan, both of Wichita; former husband, Samuel Alford, 7 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

            Entrusted to Jackson Mortuary. www.thejacksonmortuary.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Virta L. Alford (SS# issued in KS), last residence Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS.

 

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VONA CAROLINE ALFORD

 

SEDAN TIMES-STAR

Sedan, Chautauqua Co., KS—Friday, 3 January 2003

 

            Vona Caroline Alford, 93, a longtime Sedan Elementary School first grade teacher, died Saturday morning, Dec. 28, 2002, in Pleasant Valley Manor in Sedan. She was born Feb. 27, 1909 on the Alford homestead northeast of Sedan to James Franklin and Mattie (Meadows) Alford. Vona attended rural schools, completing eight grades in seven terms. Following grade school, she attended Peru High School and she was Valedictorian of her graduating class in 1926.

            Shortly before graduating from high school, Vona signed a contract to teach a small rural school, providing she could obtain a certificate to teach. In June of 1926, she enrolled in a class at Kansas State Teachers College in Pittsburg and obtained her teaching certificate in August. She continued her education in the summers while she taught at other rural schools. She received her BS degree in Education from Kansas State Teachers College in 1939. Her teaching career included 13 years in rural schools and three years at Peru Elementary School before she began teaching first grade in Sedan in 1943, where she taught for 28 years until retiring.

            Miss Alford was a member of the First Christian Church in Sedan, where she worked with the youth groups and was Superintendent of the Primary Dept. She was also a member of the Kansas State Teachers Association, the Chautauqua County Teachers Association, the National Education Association, a charter member of Delta Kappa Gamma an honorary society for teachers in Chautauqua and Elk counties and had held memberships in BPW and Study Club. She also enjoyed sewing and reading.

            She is survived by two nieces, Virginia Davis, Coffeyville and Dr. Shirley Mayfield, a nephew and their families.

            Services were held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 31, in the First Christian Church in Sedan.... Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery....

            David W. Barnes Funeral Home of Sedan was in charge of the arrangements.

 

Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Sedan, Chautauqua Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Judy Mayfield

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Vona Alford (SS# issued in KS), last residence Sedan, Chautauqua Co., KS.

            See the obituary of her grandmother Mary Jane McGee Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Vona Caroline 1909 KS1, James Franklin KS2, Joseph McClure 1834 VA3, John 1795 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 17366, John 1696 ??7.

 

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WANDA LEE ALFORD JAMES GUMFORY

Sister of Martin George Alford, AAFA #0147

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Saturday, 2 July 2011

 

            Gumfory, Wanda Lee Alford James, 81, beloved sister, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, passed away Thursday, June 30, 2011. Graveside service will be at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 5 at Maple Grove Cemetery.

            Wanda was Past President of the Twentieth Century Club. She was a member of Boeing Strato-Singers, Helianthus, Thursday Afternoon Music Club, WAWS, Red Hat Club, P.E.O., Knife and Fork Club and Fortnightly Book Club. Wanda volunteered at Music Theater, Wichita Symphony and Wichita Grand Opera.

            Preceded in death by husband J.M. Gumfory, parents, George Towns and Betty Lou Vaughn Alford, sister, Lucille Hohler and brothers, Marshall Alford, LeRoy Alford and Martin Alford..

            Surviving Wanda: sister, Mrs. Dorothy Marie Easley of Simms, TX; daughters, Laura Anne Brown (Kerry) of Wichita; Marsha Lee Fahey of Anamosa, IA and Linda Kay Birmingham of Tacoma, WA; sons, Larry Steven James (Pat) of Frederick, MD and Lyle David Gumfory (Liz) of Haysville, KS; 8 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

            A special thank you to Progressive Home Health and Hospice Care. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established with VFW Post 1174, 211 N. Main, Wichita, KS, 67202, DAV, 929 N. Mosley, Wichita, KS, 67214 and / or First Presbyterian Church, 525 N. Broadway, Wichita, KS, 67214 or a memorial of your choice. Tributes may be sent to the family via www.dlwichita.com.

 

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Photo from Maple Grove Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Don Edwards

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Wanda Lee James Gumfory (SS# issued in MO) was born 19 Aug 1928, last residence Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS.

            See the obituaries of her parents, George Towns Alford and Betty Lou Vaughn Alford; and siblings Evelyn Lucille Alford Hohler, Marshall Edward Alford, Martin George Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother LeRoy Alford in Missouri Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Wanda Lee 1928 ??1, George Towns 1888 MS2, George Towns 1848 GA3, George Washington 1826 GA4, Clinton 1798 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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WAYNE KEITH “COMFORT” ALFORD

 

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Photo from his gravestone

 

WICHITA EAGLE

Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS—Friday, 5 June 2009

 

            Alford, Wayne K. “Comfort,” employee of Center Industries, died, June 2, 2009. Service 2 p.m., Saturday, June 6, 2009, Church of Living God.

            Survivors: wife, Casondra Alford; sons, Adrian Alford, Cameron Alford, Jordan Alford; daughters, Shanell (Matthew) Burkholder, Shavonn Jackson; mother, Vera Alford; brother, Mervin (Rosie) Alford; sisters, Jennie (Ivan) Alford-Ray, Cherry (Henry) Alford-Davison, all of Wichita; 1 grandchild and a host of relatives and friends.

            Entrusted to Jackson Mortuary.

 

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Photo from Kechi Cemetery, Park City, Sedgwick Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

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Taken by photographer “wonderer”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Wayne K. Alford (SS# issued in KS) was born 25 March 1959, last residence Wichita, Sedgwick Co., KS.

 

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WILLIAM ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—1 October 1982

 

ELDERLY COUPLE SETTLES ESTATE BEFORE COMMITTING SUCIDE

 

PERU, Kan.—An elderly couple wrote their obituaries, paid for their funerals and told a cousin where to find their important papers before committing suicide, officials say.

            “What is there left? What is there left?” Maxine Alford was quoted as telling a cousin of her husband, William, the day before the suicides.

            Both were suffering from severe emphysema and didn’t want to live in a nursing home or hospital, relatives said. They had no immediate survivors.

            “They had told me they had lived a good life,” said Clarence (Bud) Alford of Sedan, Kan. “They enjoyed themselves, traveled a lot and had seen a lot of things.”

            When the cousins talked by telephone Sept. 27, William Alford told his cousin about the couple’s important papers, explaining they almost had been involved in an auto accident and wanted to be sure their affairs were in order if anything ever happened to them.

            Bud says that was just a story concocted to hide their real intent—suicide the next day.

            “Max and I have run completely out of energy,” Alford said in a suicide note the couple left.

            He wrote that the plan had been for him to shoot his wife of 20 years and then turn the gun on himself. But he said the plan was changed and she “would shoot herself. I sure could not do it to her. She had been a good wife and companion and deserves better.”

            Officials said it appears that Alford shot himself in the head with a .38-caliber pistol as he sat in a living room chair. Mrs. Alford then apparently took the gun, returned to her chair and shot herself, investigators said.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William Alford (SS# issued in KS) was born 8 Aug 1909 and died _____ Sept 1982, last residence Peru, Chautauqua Co., KS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: William 1909 KS1, Isaac 1875 IN/KS2, William Harvey 1839 VA3, Charles 1801 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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WILLIAM AMBROSE ALFORD

 

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LEAVENWORTH TIMES

Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS—_____ June 1986

 

 

CITY LOSES WILLIAM ALFORD SR.

 

            William A. Alford Sr., 71, Leavenworth, a former city commissioner, died Saturday morning [June 28] at Research Hospital, Kansas City, Mo.

            Mr. Alford served as Leavenworth street commissioner from 1966 to 1968.

            He was born in Leavenworth Sept. 21, 1914, the son of Daniel A. Alford and Gertrude R. Wyrick.

            He retired from REA Express, where he worked as a driver, in 1974. He served with the Leavenworth Police Department from 1949 to 1962. He also was the local Rock Island motor freight agent until 1964 and worked for Pinkerton security after retirement. At the time of his death he was a contract mail carrier for the Post Office.

            Mr. Alford was a member of Sacred Heart Church, a 4th Degree member of the Knights of Columbus and also belonged to American Legion Post 23, the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 55 and the Kansas Peace Officers Association.

            He was married to N. Lorain Boten on Oct. 29, 1936, in Platte City, Mo. She survives at the home.

            Other survivors include six sons, Daniel M. Alford, Lawrence, William A. Alford Jr. of the home, John W. Alford, Leavenworth, Myron F. Alford, Topeka, Edward J. Alford, Topeka, and Christopher Alford of the home; five daughters, Regina Ericson, Lansing, Rosemary Peek, Troy, Ohio, Carol Simpson, Garden City, Patricia Lingenfelser, Sparland, Ill., and Margie Jewell, Leavenworth; a brother, John W. Alford, Leavenworth; 32 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

            The funeral service time and date will be announced later by Belden-Sexton-Sumpter Funeral Chapels.

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Photo from Mount Calvary Cemetery, Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, k75evad

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ June 1986) dates of William Alford (SS# issued in KS), last residence Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS.

            See the obituaries of wife Nora Lorain Boten Alford; son Daniel Merton Alford; granddaughter Jessica Ann Alford; and mother Emma Parsons Alford in this compilation.

            His lineage: William Ambrose 1914 KS1, Daniel Arthur 1889 KS2, John A. 1859 KS3, Henry 1819 England4.

 

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WILLIAM H. ALFORD

Great-Grandfather of John David Alford, AAFA #0117

 

IRONTON TRIBUNE

Ironton, Lawrence Co., OH—2 June 1904

 

            Another useful man and ideal citizen has been called from among us. It has of late been the painful duty of this paper to chronicle the demise of an unusual number of our very best people, but we confess that it is with added poignancy and deep grief we are called upon to announce the death of so good a man as was William H. Alford. He was probably one of the best known personages in our county, for his life which was an open book, was also devoted to his family, the public service, and to the exercise of those delicately refined responsibilities, so largely developed in him, and which drew unto him a host of warm, sorrowing friends.

            Mr. Alford was born in Lawrence county, Ohio, near the city of Ironton, September 6, 1862. He remained with his people on the farm until his twenty-third year. He came to Morris County in 1885, and worked on a farm near Parkersville until the autumn of that year, and taught school during the winter of 1885 and 1886. In the spring of 1886 he entered the general merchandise establishment of A. Dilley & Co. at Parkersville, in which capacity of clerk and salesman he remained and rendered faithful service for thirteen years.

            On September 20, 1892 he was married to Miss Anna L. Golden, also of Lawrence county, Ohio, whom he brought to Parkersville, where together they made their home until they removed to Council Grove [Morris Co., KS]. Two lovely children came to bless their home, Vivian, a daughter, and Leland, a son. Mrs. Alford and these two children survive the husband and father.

            W.H. Alford was elected to the office of Register of Deeds in November, 1899, re-elected in 1902, his present term would have expired in January, 1905. His work in this office was conspicuously correct, prompt and neat, and his obliging, accommodating manners in the discharge of his official duties will not soon be forgotten.

            He was an exemplary member, and an efficient deacon, of the Baptist church of this city, and as such, was ever endeared to the pastor and people of that denomination. He was also superintendent of the Sabbath school of that church, but his failing health caused him to resign.

            Mr. Alford died at his home in Council Grove May 12th, 1904, at 11:15 p.m. at the age of forty-one years, eight months and six days. On Sunday, 14th inst, his funeral took place from the Baptist church, conducted by his pastor, Rev. Rickman, assisted by Rev. Brownlee, and under Masonic auspices, he being a working member of that order, as well as that of the Modern Woodmen which bodily was also in attendance.

            In whatever enterprise, duty or calling Mr. Alford engaged, he brought to the discharge of it a rare fidelity and unflinching loyalty of purpose. No one feared to trust him, and his word was always taken as an absolute verity. In brief, Mr. Alford was a high type of the refined, genuine Christian gentleman, and while his family have suffered an irreparable loss, the public not less mourn his taking away, for indeed a good man has been taken.

 

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Photos from Greenwood Cemetery, Council Grove, Morris Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mae

 

AAFA NOTES: For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John Alford b. ca 1780 Ireland. See also “Stephen J. Alford, 1836–1896“ in AAFA ACTION, September 1991.

            According to family records Anstrilla Alford married Erwin (or Irwin) ____, who took his wife’s last name; his original name is unknown. Their only child was William’s father, Stephen J. Alford.

            His lineage: William H. 1862 OH, Stephen 1836 ??, Anstrilla 1826 ??, John 1780 Ireland.

 

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WILLIAM HARVEY ALFORD

Great-Grandfather of Myrta Josephine Alford Billings, AAFA #1156

 

SEDAN LANCE

Sedan, Chautauqua Co., KS—17 November 1905

 

            Wm. Alford, and aged and wealthy citizen of Chautauqua county, died last Thursday in Kansas City while undergoing a surgical operation in a hospital. The remains were shipped home and interred in Greenwood cemetery Saturday. Mr. Alford was a member of Stone River Post G.A.R.

 

Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Sedan, Chautauqua Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Judy Mayfield

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Orlena Harris Alford; daughter Nellie H. Alford; and grandsons Charles Leonard “Punkin” Alford and Clarence Wynton “Bud” Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter-in-law Mary Alice Perry Alford in Washington Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: William Harvey 1839 VA1, Charles 1801 VA2, John 1768 VA3, Thomas 1736 VA4, John 1696 ??5.