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12/23/2013 Checked Genealogy Bank for Alfords 1990-1999 – 2 obits

12/23/2013 Checked Genealogy Bank for Alfords 2000-2005 – 22 obits

12/23/2013 Checked Genealogy Bank for Alfords 2006-2010 – 10 obits

12/23/2013 Checked Genealogy Bank for Alfords 2011-2013 – 3 obits

 

12/23/2013: Checked Genealogy Bank for Halfords all years (5 obits)

12/23/2013: Checked Genealogy Bank for Alvord, Allford, all years (0 obits)

12/23/2013: Checked Genealogy Bank for Hallford, all years (3 obits)

 

11/29/2011: Checked Genealogy Bank for historical newspapers, Alford – pages 1-5 of 171 obituaries

 

 

 

MARYLAND 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: 9 JANUARY 2014

 

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

 

*AAFA’s Online Published Genealogies:

 

1. Known Descendants of Charles Alford B. 1769 MD

 

2. 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

 

 

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ALBERT LEE ALFORD

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—7 April 2001

 

            Albert Lee Alford, 77, who retired in 1985 as special assistant to Secretary of Education Terrel H. Bell, died of a heart attack March 30 at his home in Bethesda.

            Mr. Alford was a native of Union, W.Va., and a graduate of the University of Akron. He received master’s and doctoral degrees, both in political science, from Princeton University. He served in the Army Air Forces in the Pacific during World War II and retired from the Air Force in 1983 as a major.

            He taught political science at the University of Maryland from 1952 to 1960, when he joined the Office of Education as assistant commissioner for legislation.

            He was a member of Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church and the board of management of the Bethesda YMCA. His interests included tennis.

            Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Esther H. Alford of Bethesda; two daughters, Kathryn Ann Murray of Ellicott City and Linda Lee Alford McMillan of Knoxville, Md.; and three grandchildren.

 

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CHARLESTON GAZETTE

Charleston, Kanawha Co., WV—Monday, 2 April 2001

 

BETHESDA, Md.—Albert Lee Alford. On March 30, 2001 of Bethesda Md. Beloved husband of Esther H. Alford, father of Kathryn Ann Murray and Linda Lee McMillan; son of the late Hermon Lee Alford and Clara French Albert Alford. Grandfather of Kyle F. Murray, Malcolm A. McMillan, Parker G. McMillan, and the late Erin L. McMillan.

            Viewing will be on Tuesday, April 3, 2001 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Broyles/McGuire Funeral Home, Union, W.Va. A graveside service will be held at Fairview Christian Church Cemetery on Wednesday, April 4, 2001 at 11 a.m....

 

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WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—Wednesday, 4 April 2001

 

            Alford, Albert Lee—On Friday March 30, 2001, of Bethesda, MD, beloved husband of Esther H. Alford; father of Kathryn Ann Murray and Linda Lee McMillan; grandfather of Kyle F. Murray, Malcolm A. McMillan, Parker G. McMillan and the late Erin L. McMillan.

            Memorial service will be held at the Bradley Hills Presbyterian Church, 6601 Bradley Blvd., Bethesda, MD on Monday, April 9, at 11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Bethesda Chevy Chase-YMCA, 9401 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda, MD 20814. Arrangements by Pumphrey’s Bethesda-Chevy Chase Funeral Home.

 

Photo from Fairview Christian Church Cemetery, Keenan, Monroe Co., WV—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sally Miller

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Albert L. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 24 May 1923, last residence Bethesda, Montgomery Co., MD.

 

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ARENA ALFORD

 

DENTON JOURNAL

Denton, Caroline Co., MD—Friday, 8 January 1921

 

            Mrs. Arena Alford, widow of the late Charles Alford, died at the home of Mr. Charles Culver, near Andersontown, on Thursday night.

            She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Geo. O’Day.

            The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at Bloomery, Rev. A.B. Frye conducting the service.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Charles J. Alford, in this compilation.

            Arena and her husband Charles are buried in Bloomery Cemetery, Federalsburg, Caroline Co., MD. Their gravestone monument is very worn and difficult to read. The dates on Arena’s memorial are 31 Jan 1855–6 Jan 1921.

 

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ARTHUR GREEN “TEX” ALFORD

 

THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT

Norfolk, VA—Saturday, 24 July 1999

 

CHESAPEAKE [VA]—Arthur G. “Tex” Alford, 84, died July 21, 1999, in Baltimore, Md. He had lived in Chesapeake for 56 years and had been currently residing in Catonsville [Baltimore Co.], Md.

            Born in Texas, he had retired as an operator for Norfolk and Western Railroad with more than 30 years of service. He was also the owner-operator of Alford’s Nursery in Chesapeake for 23 years. Mr. Alford was a dedicated member of Broadmoor Church of Christ where he was superintendent of the Sunday School, as well as one of the church founders and a trustee. He was also a member of the Ruritan Club and Norfolk Anglers Club. A Navy veteran of World War II, Mr. Alford enjoyed fishing, hunting and vacationing with his grandchildren.

            Survivors include his wife, Kathleen S. Alford; a daughter, Patricia S. Judefind of Severna Park, Md.; a son-in-law, Allen R. Judefind of Severna Park; three sisters, Glenice McIntire of San Antonio, Texas, Doris White of Richardson, Texas, and Mary Carpenter of Grand Prairie, Texas; five grandchildren, Lara Hinckley of Severna Park, John R. Pipkin II of California, Teresa Schmied of German, Lisa Seda of Glen Burnie, Md., and Monica Wey of Pennsylvania; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Mart and Della Alford, and a brother, Thurman Alford.

            A funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at Broadmoor Church of Christ, Chesapeake, by Minister James Jones. Burial will be in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens [Suffolk Co., VA]. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Snellings Funeral Home, George Washington Hwy. Chapel.

 

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MARYLAND GAZETTE

Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., MD—Wednesday, 28 July 1999

 

            Arthur G. “Tex” Alford, 84, died on July 21 of a heart attack at the Charlestown Care Center in Catonsville (MD) after a lengthy illness.

            Born on Sep 27, 1914 in TX, Mr. Alford lived in Chesapeake, VA, for 56 years before moving to Catonsville less than a year ago.

            He worked as an operator for the Norfolk and Western Railroad for more than 30 years. He also owned and operated Alford’s Nursery in Chesapeake, VA, for 23 years.

            Mr. Alford was superintendent of Sunday school at Broadmoor Church of Christ, and was one of the church’s founders and trustees.

            He enjoyed fishing, hunting and vacationing with his grandchildren.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife of 56 years, Kathleen Spurill Alford; one daughter, Patricia S. Judefind of Severna Park (MD); three sisters, Glenice McIntire of San Antonio, TX, Doris White of Richardson, TX, and Mary Carpenter of Grand Prairie, TX; five grand children; and five great-grandchildren.

            He was also the brother of the late Thurman Alford.

            Funeral services were held Sunday at the Broadmoor Church of Christ in Chesapeake.

            Burial was at the Meadowbrook Cemetery in Chesapeake.

            Arrangements were by Barranco and Sons Severna Park Funeral Home.

 

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Photo from Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens, Suffolk, VA,—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joe Colby

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Arthur G. Alford (SS# issued in NJ), last residence Chesapeake City, VA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Kathleen Simmons Spruill Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his father, John Martin Alford; and siblings Doris Lou Alford White, Glenice Viola Alford McIntire, and Thurman Warren Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            Arthur Green Alford and Kathleen Simmons Spruill married in 1943 in Pasquotank Co., NC [North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741–2004 (Ancestry.com)].

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Some of the Descendants of John Alford ca1801 North Carolina.

            His lineage: Arthur Green 1914 TX1, John Martin 1888 TX2,George Washington 1855 AL3, John Madison 1826 GA4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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BESSIE P. ALFORD

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—28 November 1895

 

            Died—Alford—On 26th November, 1895, Bessie P., age 6 years and 10 months, youngest daughter of Albert G. and Clara A. Alford

            Interment private.

 

AAFA NOTES: According to the records of Mount Olivet Cemetery in Baltimore, she is buried there but has no gravestone.

 

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BETTY MAE ALFRED

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—Thursday, 25 April 2002

 

            Betty Mae Alfred of Westminster [Carroll Co.] passed away on April 20, 2002. Funeral services were held on Wednesday at Haight Funeral Home and Chapel on Route 32 near Eldersburg.

            She was the wife of the late James Henry Alfred, Jr., the mother of James Butch Alfred and Rodney Alfred, the sister of Patricia and Marlene McCarthy, and the grandmother of Mike, Mark, Ryan, and Rachel Alfred.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Betty M. Alfred (SS# issued in MD) was born 26 May 1933, last residence Westminster, Carroll Co., MD.

 

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BETTY WILSON ALFORD

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—Sunday, 25 August 2000

 

            Betty Wilson Alford died on August 23, 2000. Funeral services were held at Connelly Funeral home of Essex. Interment was private.

            Survivors include her husband, Joseph O. Alford, children, Stennis B. Bierman, Lorretta L. Alford, Linda C. Gostomski, and Joseph T. Alford, siblings, Carl E. Wilson, Carolyn W. Heggie, and A.W. Farrar. Also surviving are grandchildren, Amanda Bierman, Mark S., Jr. and Sara L. Gostomski, Kari A., Kaitlyne, and Kelly L. Alford.

 

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SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Sunday, 27 August 2000

 

            Betty W. Alford, of Baltimore, died Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2000. She was the wife of Joseph O. Alford.

            Survivors include her children, Sternis B. Bierman, Lorretta L. Alford, Linda C. Gostomski and Joseph T. Alford; her siblings, Carl E. Wilson of Maryland, Carolyn W. Heggie and A.W. Farrar; and six grandchildren, Amanda N. Bierman, Mark S. Gostomski Jr. and Sarah L. Gostomski, and Kari A., Kaitlyne and Kelly L. Alford.

            Visitation will be from 3 to 5 p.m. today and 7 to 9 tonight at Connelly Funeral Home of Essex, Md.

            The funeral will be at 7:30 tonight at the funeral home.

            Memorials may be made to Habitat for Humanity International Gifts from the Heart, 121 Habitat St., Americus, GA 31709.

FAG photo requested 1/24/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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CHARLES ABNER ALFORD

 

CECIL WHIG

Elkton, Cecil Co., MD—13 June 2010

 

            Charles A. Alford, 76, of Elkton, MD, died Sunday, June 13, 2010, at home surrounded by his loving family.

            Born in Winnfield, LA, on October 18, 1933, he was the son of the late Clarence L. and Jesse P. (Lowe) Alford.

            He was the husband of the late Joanna H. Alford, who died September 18, 2006.

            He served our country in the Navy for 20 years. Prior to his retirement, he was Director of Safety at Maryland Materials.

            Mr. Alford was a member of VFW Post 6027, North East, MD, and the American Legion Post 15, Elkton, MD.

            He enjoyed bowling and bowled with the Court House Bowling League.

            Survivors include his four children, Michael G. Alford of Elkton, MD, Elizabeth J. Baker of Wellesley, MA, Charles M. Alford of Elkton, MD, and Susan A. Haslam of Asheville, NC; and nine grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held Friday, June 18, 2010, at 10 a.m. at Crouch Funeral Home, 127 S. Main St., North East, MD, where visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday evening, from 6 to 8 p.m.

            Interment with full military honors will follow services in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Elkton, MD.

            For condolences, visit www.crouchfuneralhome.com.

 

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Photos from Wesley Chapel of Elk Neck Cemetery, Elk Neck, Cecil Co., MD—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dennis Tucker

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Charles A. Alford (SS# issued in LA), last residence Elkton, Cecil Co., MD.

            See the obituary of his wife, Joanna Helen Felter Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his mother, Jessie Pirkle Lowe Alford, in Louisiana Obituaries, where he is listed as Charles Peabody Alford.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Some of the Descendants of John Alford ca1801 North Carolina.

            His lineage: Charles Abner 1933 LA1, Clarence 1897 LA2, Warren Lee 1868 MS3, Julius C. 1823 AL4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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CHARLES DENNIS “DENNY” ALFORD

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—Friday, 20 October 1995

 

            Alford, Charles “Denny”—On Thursday, Oct. 19, 1995, of Lothian MD, beloved husband of Delores M. Alford; loving father of Lisa, Lori, Linda, Clay, Debbie and Jamie; devoted Paw-Paw of Christopher, Jennifer, Nicole, Donald and Tyler; son of Ruth and Clay Casseday; brother of Larry Schoonover and Patrick Alford.

            Friends may call at the Lee Funeral Home, Brance Ave. and Coventry Way, Clinton MD on Sat. from 6 to 8 pm and Sunday from 2 to 4 pm and 6 to 8 pm where service will be held on Mon. Oct. 23 at 1 pm. Interment Maryland Veteran’s Cem., Cheltenham MD.

 

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Photo from Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Prince George’s Co., MD—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Stan Jett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dennis Alford (SS# issued in CO) was born 25 Oct 1941, last residence Lothian, Anne Arundel Co., MD.

 

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CHARLES H. ALFORD

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—17 December 1887

 

            Mr. Charles H. Alford, of the firm of Thomas Kensett & Co., oyster packers, died at his residence, No. 2021 East Baltimore street, yesterday morning, in the 39th year of his age. He was a native of New York city, and began work in the employ of the New York Central Railroad Company. He afterwards came to Baltimore and became the secretary and treasurer of the Maryland Steamboat Company. Leaving that position, he entered the firm of Thomas Kensett & Co. as bookkeeper and was admitted into partnership. He was unmarried. He was a member of the Royal Arcanum, United Workmen and Free and Accepted Masons. The flag of the Young Men’s Republican Club was placed at halfmast in honor of his memory.

 

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BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—19 December 1887

 

            Died—Alford—At 7 A.M., December 16, Charles H. Alford, in the 39th year of his age.

            Funeral services at his late residence, No., 2071 East Baltimore street, this Monday, at 2:30 P.M. Friends of the family are invited. Interment private. (No flowers.)

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his mother, Mary A. Alford; and sister Myra H. Alford in this compilation.

            His lineage: Charles H. CT2, Samuel M. 1823 CT2, Nathaniel R. 1784 CT3, Jonathan 1745 CT4, Jonathan 1720 CT5, Jeremiah 1692 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8.

 

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CHARLES J. ALFORD

 

DENTON JOURNAL

Denton, Caroline Co., MD—Friday, 7 March 1914

 

            Mr. Charles J. Alford, aged sixty-two years, died at his home near Smithville, on Sunday morning, of Bright’s disease. The funeral was held at Bloomery on Tuesday afternoon. Interment took place at Bloomery churchyard.

            He is survived by Mrs. Alford and one daughter, Mrs. George O’Day.

            Mr. Alford was a member of Bloomery M.E. Church. Rev. G.S. Thomas officiating at the funeral.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his wife, Arena Alford, in this compilation.

            Charles and his wife Arena are buried in Bloomery Cemetery, Federalsburg, Caroline Co., MD. Their gravestone monument is very worn and difficult to read. The dates on Charles’s memorial are 4 Feb 1851–1 March 1914.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Charles J. 1851 MD1, William 1827 MD2, Daniel 1799 MD3, Charles 1769 MD4.

 

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CLARA R. ALFORD

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—Wednesday, 26 March 1919

 

            Alford—On March 24, 1919, Clara R., widow of, George C. Alford..

            Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services from her late residence, 2700 North Charles street, on Wednesday morning, at 11 o’clock. Interment private.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, George C. Alford; and son James Jacobs Alford in this compilation.

 

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CLEO WILLIAMS ALFRED

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—Sunday, 4 January 2009

 

 

            Cleo Williams Alfred—On Thursday, December 25, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Romeo Alfred. She is survived by several nieces, nephews, four godchildren, several cousins, numerous friends that cared about her.

            Visitation will be held Monday, January 5 at Jones Memorial United Methodist Church, 4625 G St., S.E., from 10 a.m.; services to follow at 11 a.m. Rev. Loretta E. Johnson, officiating. Interment Fort Lincoln Cemetery. Services by Stewart.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cleo Williams Alfred (SS# issued in FL) was born 27 Feb 1917, last residence not listed.

 

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DANIEL ALFORD, JR.

 

DENTON JOURNAL

Denton, Caroline Co., MD—Saturday, 13 September 1930

 

            Funeral services for Daniel Alford, 86, a retired farmer, who died at his home here Tuesday [September 9], were conducted at the home by the Rev. G.E. Leister, pastor of Christ Methodist Protestant Church. Burial was in Hillcrest cemetery.

            He is survived by his widow and the following children: Mrs. Howard Davis, Easton; Mrs. William White, Federalsburg, and Winfield Alford, of American Corner, near here.

 

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Photo from Hillcrest Cemetery, Federalsburg, Caroline Co., MD—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dee H

 

AAFA NOTES: Daniel was the son of Daniel Alford and Catherine Camper.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Sarah Ellen Murphy Alford; daughter Lola H. Alford White; and father Daniel Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Daniel 1844 MD1, Daniel 1799 MD2, Charles 1769 MD3.

 

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DANIEL ALFORD, SR.

 

DENTON JOURNAL

Denton, Caroline Co., MD—Saturday, 19 April 1879

 

            Alford—At New Hope [Caroline Co.], in the Fifth District, on the 4th inst, Daniel Alford aged 80 years.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his son Daniel Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Daniel 1799 MD1, Charles 1769 MD2.

 

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DEBORAH M. WILLS HALLFORD

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—Tuesday, 16 October 2001

 

            Deborah M. Hallford, wife of Douglas Stephen Hallford, died on October 14, 2001. She was the mother of Andrew James and Heather Michelle Hallford, daughter of William R. and Verna Wills, granddaughter of Mary F. Wills, and sister of William R. Wills, III.

            A memorial service was held on Thursday at South Columbia Baptist Church, 8814 Guilford Road, Columbia, Maryland.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Deborah M. Hallford (SS# issued in MD) was born 12 Aug 1964, last residence not listed.

 

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DIMPHENA ADRIANA ALFORD

 

CARROLL COUNTY TIMES

Westminster, Carroll Co., MD—Sunday, 13 July 2008

 

            Dimphena Adriana Alford, 75, of Sykesville died Friday, July 11, 2008, at Carroll Hospice Dove House.

            Born Feb. 13, 1933, in Woensdrecht, Netherlands, she was the daughter of the late Charles Hendrikus and Antonia Adriana Zuijdervelt deMoor. She was the wife of Robert Lee Alford.

            She had been a homemaker for many years. She enjoyed designing clothing. She had played in Barry Levinson’s movie “Avalon.” She had worked with the Smithsonian Institute in translating a Tobelo Dutch dictionary.

            Surviving, in addition to her husband, are daughters Marianne Kidd of Quinlan, Texas, and Rosemarie Miranda of Falling Waters, W.Va.; sister and brother-in-law Maria Hendrikus deMoor and Charles Alford of Centerville, Ohio; an aunt, Annie vanBroekhoven of the Netherlands; grandchildren Shawn and Antonio Power, Melanie Eaton, Joseph McClosky III and Alena Day; and 12 great-grandchildren.

            A memorial service will be held at 8 p.m. Wednesday at Haight Funeral Home & Chapel, 6416 Sykesville Road, Sykesville, with the Rev. Ray Martin of St. John Catholic Church officiating. Interment will be private….

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Carroll Hospice Dove House, 292 Stoner Ave., Westminster, MD 21157….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Dimphena A. Alford (SS# issued in MT), last residence Sykesville, Carroll Co., MT.

 

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DONALD LEE ALFORD

 

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Photo from Military Hall of Honor

 

MORNING HERALD

Hagerstown, Washington Co., MD—Tuesday, 20 April 2004

 

            LCDR Donald L. Alford SC, USN, of Hagerstown, Md., died Monday, April 19, 2004, at Washington County Hospital, Hagerstown.

            Born May 28, 1925, in Columbus, Ga., he was the son of the late C. Jason and Olga (Bagley) Alford.

            He was the husband of 28 years to June L. (Myers) Alford of Hagerstown.

            At the age of 15, Donald enlisted in the United States Navy in 1941, serving on the USS Enterprise during WWII, Korea and Vietnam. He retired in 1969 after 28 years with the rank of lieutenant commander. After leaving the military, Donald retired in 1986 from McCrory Restaurant, Valley Mall, Hagerstown, after 16 years of service.

            He was a member of Morris Frock Post 42 of the American Legion and both the national and local AARP. He also attended St. Anne Episcopal Church Smithsburg, Md.

            In addition to his wife, Donald is survived by one son, Donald W. Alford of Trenton, N.J.; two stepdaughters, Cindy E. Ecton and Vickie A. Eyler, both of Hagerstown, Md., one grandson, Sean D. Alford of Collinswood, N.J.; two stepgrandsons, Ronald E. Ecton of Ashburn, Va., and Brian M. Ecton of Baltimore, Md.; one stepgranddaughter, Christy K. Seibert of Downsville, Md., three stepgreat-grandchildren, Emily, Courtney and Kiran Myers, all of Downsville, Md.; one brother, Robert Walford [sic] of Georgetown, S.C.; and one sister, Lorena Queen of Fort Myers, Fla.

            Donald was preceded in death by one brother, C. Jason Alford.

            The funeral service will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 22, 2004, at the Gerald N. Minnich Funeral Home, Hagerstown.... Burial will be in Cedarlawn Memorial Gardens, Hagerstown. Full military honors shall be accorded....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Donald L. Alford (SS# issued in GA), last residence Hagerstown, Washington Co., MD.

 

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DOUGLAS JEROME HALFORD

 

JOURNAL SENTINEL

Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI—Tuesday, 1 October 1996

 

            Halford, Douglas Jerome, age 70 of New Market, MD, died Thursday, September 26, at Frederick Memorial Hospital.

            He was the husband of Frances Louise Frye, whom he married October 24, 1964. His first wife Elaine Day Halford died January 19, 1964.

            Born August 17, 1926 in Milwaukee, WI, he was the son of the late Herrick Hampton and Margaret Elizabeth Gardner Halford. He was a member of the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, a member of the Philanthropic Lodge 168 A.F. & A. Masons of New Market. He was a 14th degree member of Frederick Lodge of Perfection and a 32nd degr ee member of the Chesapeake Consistory of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Free Masonry. He was a member of Ali Ghan Temple A.A.O.N.M. Shrine of Cumberland. Mr. Halford graduated from the Milwaukee Boys Technical High School and attended Geor ge Washington University. He served in World War II with the U.S. Marine Corps and during the Korean and Vietnam Wars as a Chief Petty Officer in the U.S. Navy.

            Surviving in addition to his wife are four daughters: JoAnn Peugh and husband Dighton of Rockville, Kathleen Lynn Roberts and husband Wayne of Columbia, MD, Sharon Lee Slepicka and husband Joseph of Annapolis, MD; Laura Jean Halford of Ellicott City, MD; a son James Jay Halford of Roanoke, VA; 14 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, two sisters Shirley Halford Thompson of Whitewater, WI and Patricia Halford Baumann of Milwaukee; and many nieces and nephews.

            Burial with military honors will begin at 1 PM Thursday, Oct. 3 in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA. Mr. Halford had many family and friends in the Milwaukee area. Correspondence can be sent to Mrs. Frances Halford, 6711 Meadowlawn Circle, New Market, MD 21774.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Douglas J. Halford (SS# issued in WI), last residence New Market, Frederick Co., MD.

 

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EDITH HOLLINGSWORTH ALFORD

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—5 December 1912

 

            Died—Alford—On December 2, 1912, at 8:45 P.M. at her residence, No 3400 West North avenue, Edith Hollingsworth, beloved wife of Dr. Gilbert H. Alford

            Funeral from the above residence this Thursday, December 5, at 10 A.M. Interment in Druid Ridge Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: Her husband was Gilbert Haven Alford. On his 1918 WWI Draft Registration he is a dentist, age 35, born 27 Sept 1887. His wife is Ida S. Alford.

            In 1900 he is age 17, living with his parents, Samuel (b. July 1852 MD) and Wilanna (b. Nov 1853 MD) Alford, and 3 siblings in Baltimore, MD. Samuel was a minister.

 

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EFFIE B. ALFORD

 

DAILY TIMES

Salisbury, Wicomico Co., MD—Sunday, 24 March 1968

 

FEDERALSBURG—Funeral services for Miss Effie Alford, 80, of Federalsburg, will be held here Monday at 2 p.m. in the Framptom Funeral Home.

            Born in Caroline County and a resident of the Federalsburg area most of her life, Miss Alford died Friday in the House-in-the-Pines Nursing Home, Easton. She had been a patient for about three weeks.

            The Rev. Conrad Cohen, pastor of Christ Methodist Church here, will officiate. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.

            Several nieces and nephews are her only survivors….

 

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Effie Alford (SS# issued in MD) was born 1 Oct 1887 and died _____ March 1968, last residence Federalsburg, Caroline Co., MD.

            See the obituaries of her father, William Allen Alford; and siblings Oscar Alford, Leon Allen Alford, and William Howard Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Effie B. 1887 MD1, William Allen 1855 MD2, William 1827 MD3, Daniel 1799 MD4, Charles 1769 MD5.

 

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EMILY L. ALFORD

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—30 April 1900

 

            Died—Alford—On April 29, of pneumonia, Emily L., beloved wife of James E. Alford.

            Relatives and friends are invited to the services at her late residence, No., 1429 North Central avenue, on Tuesday afternoon, at 2:30 o’clock, thence to Beulah Meeting House. Lexington and Pulsaki streets. Interment in Greenmount Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, MD—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kyle Kendrick

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, James E. Alford, in this compilation. He was probably her second husband.

            Her date of birth on her very worn gravestone appears to be August _____, 1814.

 

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ETHEL F. HOLFORD

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—Sunday, 9 February 2003

 

HYATTSVILLE [Prince George’s Co.], MD—Ethel F. Holford passed away on Friday, February 7, 2003. Services were held on Tuesday, February 11 at Gasch’s Funeral Home in Hyattsville. Interment followed in Fort Lincoln Cemetery.

            Surviving are her children Arline Stevens, Jeanne Cairns, and Robert A. Holford.

            Her husband, Paul F. Holford, preceded her in death.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ethel F. Holford (SS# issued in DC) was born 19 July 1916, last residence Hyattsville, Prince George’s Co., MD.

 

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FRANK T. ALFORD

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—10 December 1916

 

            Died—Alford—On December 8, 1916, Frank T., son of the late James E. and Mary Jane Alford.

            The relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral from his late residence, No. 506 Rossiter avenue _____ this Sunday, December 10 at 2:30 P.M. Interment (private) in Greenmount Cemetery.

FAG photo requested 9/30/2012

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, James E. Alford and Mary Jane Edmundson Alford; and his brothers George C. Alford and William E. Alford in this compilation.

            His lineage: Frank T. 1857 MD1, James E. 1823 MD2, John 1800 MD3.

 

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FREDDIE MAE THOMAS ALFORD

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—Saturday, 4 March 2000

 

            Freddie Mae Alford, 58, school aide, church activist Freddie Mae Alford, a former school aide who was active in the affairs of New Friendship Baptist Church, died Friday of breast cancer at her Northeast Baltimore residence. She was 58. Because of ill health, Mrs. Alford retired in 1998 from Winston Middle School, where she had been an aide for several years. Earlier, she was an aide at Fairmont-Harford High School in Northeast Baltimore.

            The former Freddie Mae Thomas was born in Baltimore, the daughter of the Rev. Isaac Thomas, who founded New Friendship Baptist Church in the 1930s. She was a 1960 graduate of Dunbar High School. At New Friendship, she was a Sunday school and vacation Bible school teacher, a youth adviser and president of the Pastor’s Aide Ministry.

            She played piano for the church’s young adult choir, gospel chorus, male chorus and mass choir. She also played for and was a member of the Serenity Gospel Singers and Gospel Revellettes. She was a longtime member of the Maryland Baptist Convention Choir and was a founding member and president of the Hallelujah Choral Ensemble and a founder of the Fellowship of Love Choir.

            Her marriage to Clyde Alford ended in divorce.

            Services for Mrs. Alford were held Thursday at New Friendship Baptist Church in the 1500 block of E. Eager St.

            She is survived by two sisters, Lettie Marie Thomas of Glen Burnie and the Rev. Cynthia V. Brooks of Catonsville; and many nephews and nieces.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Freddie M. Alford (SS# issued in MD) was born 22 Oct 1941 and died 25 Feb 2000, last residence Baltimore, MD.

 

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GEORGE C. ALFORD

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—Wednesday, 29 April 1885

 

            Alford—On April 27, 1885, George C. Alford, in the 37th year of his age.

            The relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend his funeral, from his late residence, No. _____ North Gilmore street, this (Wednesday) afternoon, 29th instant, at three o’clock. (No flowers.)

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Clara R. Alford; son James Jacobs Alford; parents, James E. Alford and Mary Jane Edmundson Alford; and his brothers Frank T. Alford and William E. Alford in this compilation.

            His lineage: George C. 1848 MD1, James E. 1823 MD2, John 1800 MD3.

 

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GEORGE DENNIS ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC— Saturday, 8 October 2005

 

BALTIMORE—George Dennis Alford, 68, of 2114 Clifton Ave., formerly of Benson [Johnston Co.], N.C., died Sunday, Oct. 2, 2005.

            Mr. Alford was a Navy veteran.

            Services: Funeral, 1 p.m. today in St. James Disciples of Christ Church in Benson. Burial in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery in Spring Lake, N.C. Dafford Funeral Home of Dunn, N.C....

            Survived by: Wife, Annie; son, George; daughters, Anita Fena and Christa Bennett; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George D. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 26 March 1937, last residence Baltimore, MD.

 

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GLADYS WINGATE ALFORD

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—Friday, 4 August 2000

 

            Gladys Alford, devoted wife of the late Kizer Alford, died on August 1, 2000. Services were held on Sunday at the St. Paul Baptist Church. Interment was at Arbutus Memorial Park.

            Survivors include her children Gloria Knox, Betty Tyson, Delores Mobley, Helen Alford, and Kizer Alford, Jr., step-daughter Gertie Kennedy of New York; 18 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and numerous other relatives and friends.

FAG photo requested 12/23/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gladys W. Alford (SS# issued in MD) was born 3 Sept 1925, last residence Baltimore, MD.

 

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GRACE D. HOUCHENS ALFORD

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—Sunday, 4 June 2000

 

RIVERDALE, MD—Grace D. Houchens Alford passed away on Thursday, June 1, 2000. She was the beloved wife of the late Ralph M. Alford, Sr.; mother of Ralph M. “Marty” Alford and wife, Vicky, Kenneth A. Alford and wife, Holly, and Barry J. Alford; sister of Pearl Hobson, Eunice Jenkins, Carroll, Richard, and Thomas Houchens; grandmother of Jennifer Jane, Deena Joy, and Kenneth R.M. Alford.

            Services were held on June 6 at Gasch’s Funeral Home, 4739 Baltimore Avenue, Hyattsville, Maryland. Interment was at Fort Lincoln Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Grace D. Alford (SS# issued in DC) was born 20 Nov 1927, last residence Riverdale, Prince George’s Co., MD.

 

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GRACE NINA CARTER ALFORD

Mother of Henry G. Alford, AAFA #0057

 

Source unknown

_____, MD—_____ May 1990

Included inAAFA ACTION, June 1992

 

            Alford: On May 14, 1990 Grace Nina (nee Carter), of Brooklyn Park [Anne Arundel Co., MD], beloved wife of Albert S. Alford, devoted mother of Henry George Alford, beloved grandmother of Patrick Henry Alford.

            Graveside Services will be held at Crownsville Veterans Cemetery on Wednesday at 11 A.M. Family will receive friends at the McCully Funeral Home of Brooklyn Park, 237 East Patapsco Avenue on Tuesday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that G.N. Alford (SS# issued in MD) was born 10 April 1920, last residence Baltimore, MD.

            Grace was born in Philadelphia, PA. She lived most of her life in Baltimore. She served in the WAC during WWII, where she met her husband, Albert Stevenson Alford, at Camp Shoals, NC. They were married after the war on 13 Oct 1945.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Zaddock Alford and Perrene Sherrill.

            Her husband’s lineage: Albert Stevenson 1911 GA1, Henry Emmett 1882 GA2, Leonidas F. 1844 GA3, Spire Warren 1816 GA4, Zaddock 1787 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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HARRY J. ALFRED, JR.

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—Tuesday, 10 August 2010

 

            On Wednesday, August 3, 2010, Harry Alfred Jr. of Temple Hills, Maryland. Spouse of Shirley Alfred; loving father of Gypsy R. Ingram, Tanza M., Kenith G. (YoungAe) Patrick K. (Lisa), Lynn R. and Maury S.B. Alfred. Also survived by two brothers, James and Lonnie Alfred; nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, many other relatives and friends.

            Family will receive friends on Thursday, August 12, 2010 at Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, 7806 Allentown Road, Ft. Washington, MD between 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Funeral service follows at 11 a.m. Interment Arlington National Cemetery. www.wisemanfuneralhome.net

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harry J. Alfred (SS# issued in MS) was born 8 Dec 1930, last residence Temple Hills, Prince George’s Co., MD.

 

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HELEN MANCO ALFORD

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—5 March 1996

 

            Alford, Helen M.—Of Cottage City MD, on Mar 3, 1996, wife of the late Delis C Alford; mother of Richard & Edward Alford & Brenda Jennings. Grandmother of Beth, Deena, Stacey, Krish, Linda, Tracy & Richard. Also survived by 5 great grandchildren, 2 brothers, Vincent & Benedict Manco….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Helen Alford (SS# issued in DC) was born 4 Feb 1922, last residence Brentwood, Prince George’s Co., MD.

 

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IDA JACKSON ALFORD

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—Wednesday, 19 October 1921

 

            Mrs. Ida Jackson Alford died yesterday at her home, 2112 North Charles street, from heart disease. Her husband, Harry C. Alford, is connected with the firm of Dixon-Bartlett Company, show manufacturers.

            Besides her husband, Mrs. Alford is survived by one sister, Miss Matilda Jackson.

            The funeral will be held tomorrow from her home. The Rev. Robert W.H. Weech will conduct the services, assisted by the Rev. S.W. Alford. Burial will be in Loudon Park Cemetery.

 

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BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—Thursday, 20 October 1921

 

            On October 18, 1921, Ida Alford (nee Jackson), beloved wife of Harry C. Alford.

            Funeral from her late residence, 2112 North Charles street, on Thursday at 3:30 P.M. Interment in Loudon Park Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents-in-law, James E. Alford and Mary Jane Edmundson Alford; and her brothers-in-law Frank T. Alford, George C. Alford, and William E. Alford in this compilation.

            Her husband’s lineage, from Family Trees at Ancestry.com: Harry C. 1863 MD1, James E. 1823 MD2, John 1800 MD3.

 

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JACQUELYN A. ALFORD

Sister of Brenda Alford, AAFA #1076

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—6 January 2013

 

Jacquelyn A. Alford

 

            Jacquelyn A. Alford, Ph.D.—On Tuesday January 1, 2013, peacefully transitioned to eternal life. Beloved mother of Jennifer Medlock; grandmother of Jessica and Lauren Hackney; sister of Rosemary Alford Whitehurst (Ronald), Harriette Alford Meriwether, James A. Alford, Jr. and Brenda Alford. She is also survived by a host of other loving relatives and friends.

            A private family service was held on January 4. Expressions to the family may be made through the Donaldson Funeral Home.

            Memorial contributions may be made to J.A. Alford Foundation, 9466 Georgia Avenue Number 32, Silver Spring, MD 20910, c/o B. Alford. The foundation will support individuals in post-secondary education and career development/advancement.

 

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Donaldson Funeral Home

Laurel, Prince George’s Co., MD—_____ January 2013

 

Jacquelyn A. Alford, Ph.D.

Educator, Trainer, Career Counselor/Coach

 

BORN: December 8, 1936

DIED: January 1, 2013

LOCATION: Laurel, Maryland

 

            Born in Newnan Georgia, December 8, 1936 to Rev. James A. Alford and Rosette Brasman Alford. She attended public schools in Atlanta, Georgia, and earning a Bachelor of Science Degree from Spelman College in 1962. She earned a Masters of Social Work Degree and in 1978 a Doctorate of Philosophy in Social Research from the University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

            Her professional career began as an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh in the School of Social Work. She later became Professor of Social Research at the University of Houston, Houston, Texas. A mentor, teacher, and motivator, she was like a magnet to her protégés. Lecturing by day in academia, she often lectured to her students after-hours on the world of career development, life and relationships. Upon her retirement, she moved to Silver Spring, Maryland, where she managed Brasman Research Company with several federal and local government clients. She later established J.A. Alford Interests some of her most prominent assignments were General Dynamics, National Institutes of Health, and the Departments of Energy, State, Homeland Security, Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development.

            Dr. Alford has extensive experience in career development, training, counseling and coaching at the Federal level, for employees ranging from political appointees to Senior Executive Service employees, to wage-grade employees. For the U. S. Department of Energy Dr. Alford managed and operated a high profile Career Management Program. In this role, she directed a program which served over 500 people per month, training for staff and contractors at all levels. Worked with the Secretary of Energy in developing the “first” upward mobility program for administrative support staff and a career development program specifically designed for developmentally challenged contract staff. Received numerous awards and commendations for support provided to two major reorganizations and “reductions in force,” and for sensitivity in dealing with the developmentally challenged contract staff. Of particular note, Dr. Alford guided the career development of five Department of Energy career employees who achieved Senior Executive Service status and numerous employees who achieved promotions at the GS 13-15 levels. During her tenure, there was an 86% increase in promotions among women across all series, within the Department.

            For the U.S. Department of State, Dr. Alford served as Coordinator and Senior Career Counselor for the Career Management Center, which served over 1,000 Federal and Foreign Service family members and employees per month. Individually, she facilitated the transfer and promotion of numerous staff re-locating to the new geographical area, and achieved a 65% success rate in relocating staff locally. Dr. Alford’s validated model of career transition, called the “Resiliency Model” was the skills assessment tool developed by her for key job classifications.

            Dr. Alford has served for several years as President and Family Historian of the Alford African American Family Organization of Georgia. Once she heard the oral history of the family from her Aunt Cora Alford Williams, she embarked on the task of documenting that oral history. She used her research expertise to conduct the genealogy studies, finding our oldest known descendant Lydia Alford (1785 - 1885). Dr. Alford has documented over 900 descendants of Lydia. Her contributions to the family genealogy will be felt for many generations to come.

            She was a member of several organizations to include the National Association of Social Workers, National Association of University Women, Society for Human Resource Management, and American Management Association

            She is survived by her daughter Jennifer Medlock, two granddaughters Jessica and Lauren Hackney, three sisters Rosemary Alford Whitehurst (Ronald), Harriette Alford Meriwether, Brenda Alford, one brother James A. Alford Jr., numerous endearing cousins, other family members and friends.

 

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

            See the obituary of her mother, Rosette Brasman Alford, in this compilation.

            Her lineage: Jacquelyn A. 1938 GA1, James A. 1892 GA2, Charles 1858 GA3, James born in slavery4.

 

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JAMES ALFORD

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—13 February 1839

 

            Died—On the 12th inst., about 8 o’clock, A.M., Mr. James Alford, in peaceful expectation of an eternal bliss.

            His friends and acquaintance are respectfully invited to attend his funeral today (Wednesday) at 3 o’clock P.M., at his late residence, North Gay, near Aisquith street.

 

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JAMES ALFORD

 

DAILY TIMES

Salisbury, Wicomico Co., MD—Tuesday, 6 June 1967

 

PRINCESS ANNE—James Alford, 68, retired five years from employment with Maryland State College, died suddenly Monday at his home here of a heart attack.

            Born in Richmond, Va., he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. James Alford Sr.

            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Lena Alford; three step-sons, Earl, Charles and Arnold Ballard, all of here; and nine step-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in Metropolitan Methodist Church here. Interment will be in Princess Anne’s John Wesley Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James Alford (SS# issued in MD) was born 1 Jan 1897 and died _____ June 1967, last residence Princess Anne, Somerset Co., MD.

 

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JAMES E. ALFORD

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—22 June 1902

 

            Died—Alford—On June 21, 1902, after a short illness, James E. Alford.

            Funeral from the residence of his son, Rev. S.M. Alford, No. 1106 Homewood avenue due notice of which will be given.

 

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BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—Tuesday, 24 June 1902

 

            The funeral of Mr. James E. Alford who died on Saturday morning [June 21] took place from the residence of his son, Rev. S.M. Alford, 1106 Homewood avenue at 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon. Services were conducted by Rev. W.G. Herbert of Caroline Street Methodist Episcopal Church, assisted by Rev. W.T. Roberts and Rev. J.P. Wilson. A number of close friends of the deceased were present, among whom were Rev. J.M. Price, Rev Henry Nice and Rev. W____ Barnes, of the Methodist Episcopal Church….

            The pallbearers were James H. Alford, Rev. S.M. Alford, William E. Alford, Frank T. Alford, Harry C. Alford and Rev. W.W. Dunbracco.

            Interment was in Greenmount Cemetery. Undertaker Horace Burgee had charge of the funeral.

 

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Photo from Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, MD—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kyle Kendrick

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his first wife, Mary Jane Edmundson Alford; his second wife, Emily Alford; sons Frank T. Alford, George C. Alford, and William E. Alford; and his daughter-in-law Ida Jackson Alford in this compilation.

            His worn gravestone appears to say he was born December 19, 1823, and confirms his death on June 21, 1902. On the 1900 census in Baltimore he was a boarder, widowed, born Dec. 1823.

            On the 1880 census, Baltimore, his occupation is “Life or Fire Insurance.” In 1900 his occupation is “Insurance [illeg].”

            His lineage, from family trees at Ancestry.com: James E. 1823 MD1, John 1800 MD2.

 

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JAMES JACOBS ALFORD

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—8 January 1872

 

            Alford—On January 6th, 1872, James Jacobs, infant son of George C. and Clara R. Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, George C. Alford and Clara R. Alford, in this compilation.

            His lineage: James Jacobs 1871 MD1, George C. 1848 MD2, James E. 1823 MD3, John 1800 MD4.

 

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JANE ARJAREE ALFORD

 

[She died in New York, but we are including her obituary here because she lived in Maryland.]

 

MORNING HERALD

Hagerstown, Washington Co., MD—Friday, 17 January 1947

 

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y., Jan. 16—Jane A. Alford, 18, of Cheverly [Prince George’s Co.], Md., died today in Meadowbrook Hospital of injuries she received in a train-auto collision Tuesday night in which her 21-year-old fiancé was killed.

            Her companion, Richard Stanley, West Hempstead Navy veteran, was killed when their automobile and a Long Island Railroad train collided.

 

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Photo from Restland Memorial Park, Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Anne McGrew

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of her mother, Orlean Patricia English Alford, in Texas Obituaries.

            On the 1930 (Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH) and 1940 (Prince George’s Co.) censuses, Jane’s birth state is listed as IL.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Some of the Descendants of John Alford ca1801 North Carolina.

            Her lineage: Jane Arjaree 1928 IL1, Skeen Warren 1900 TX2, George Washington 1855 AL3, John Madison 1826 GA4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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JEAN COOK HALFORD

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—28 August 2005

 

            On August 26, 2005, Jean C. Halford (nee Cook); passed away after an extended illness. Jean is survived by many family and friends. Services and interment private.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jean (SS# issued in MD) was born 29 Jan 1937, last residence Westminster, Carroll Co., MD.

 

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JEAN WOOD ANDERSON EDMONDSON ALFORD

 

ARBUTUS TIMES

Arbutus, Baltimore Co., MD—8 January 2003

 

            Former Arbutus resident Jean W. Alford succumbed to cancer in Carroll County General Hospital on Oct. 23 [2002]. She was 70 years old.

            The daughter of the late Madison and Alice (Todd) Anderson, this homemaker was born in Conway, S.C. She graduated from Conway High School.

            Mourning their loss are her husband, Kenneth Alford; John and Steven Edmondson and David Alford, her sons; a daughter, Connie Fish; and grandchildren Carianne, Shaina, Anthony, Jonathan, Joey, Brittany, Michael and Joshua. John McGee, her brother-in-law, plus several nieces and nephews also survive.

            A viewing was scheduled in Loudon Park Funeral Home. Mrs. Alford was laid to rest in Loudon Park Cemetery.

 

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BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—24 October 2002

 

            On Wednesday, October 23, 2002, Jean W. Alford, of Arbutus, MD and formerly of Conway, SC. Beloved wife of Kenneth R. Alford; mother of John Edmondson, Connie Fish, Steven Edmondson and David Alford; grandmother of Carianne, Shaina, Anthony, Jonathan, Joey, Brittany, Michael and Joshua. Mrs. Alford is also survived by a brother-in-law, John McGee and several nieces and nephews.

            Relatives and friends may call on Thursday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 P. M. at Loudon Park Funeral Home, 3620 Wilkens avenue, where services will be held Friday at 11 A. M. Interment Loudon Park Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jeanwood [sic] Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 7 Oct 1932, last residence Sykesville, Carroll Co., MD.

 

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JOANNA HELEN FELTER ALFORD

 

CECIL WHIG

Elkton, Cecil Co., MD—21 September 2006

 

            Joanna H. Alford, 69, of Elkton, MD, died from pancreatic cancer on Monday, September 18, peacefully in her home.

            Joanna was born in New York, on September 24, 1936, to Helen Felter (nee Snel). She graduated from Hackensack High School in Hackensack, New Jersey. Following High School, Joanna attended Glassboro State College where she obtained her bachelors degree in education. She taught elementary school in River Edge, New Jersey for a year before marrying her husband, Charles.

            Joanna was the beloved wife of Charles Abner Alford for nearly 47 years. She is also survived by her four children, Mike, Beth, Charlie and Susan, as well as eight grandchildren.

            Joanna’s interests were many and varied. Her hobbies included travel, genealogy, bowling, and bird watching. However, her greatest love was history, especially local history. She was a member of the Historical Society of Cecil County and the Elk Landing Historical Society. She was secretary to, and member of the Elk Landing Board of Directors and was instrumental in the preparation and distribution of the quarterly newsletter. Perhaps her most important discovery during her work at Elk Landing was the “Jefferson Letter”. Written in July of 1801, this letter from Thomas Jefferson to the Delaware Baptist Association details Jefferson’s view on individual and religious freedom and provided unique insight to the author of the Declaration of Independence.

            Viewing will be held at Crouch Funeral Home, 127 South Main Street, North East, MD 21901, Thursday, September 21st, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be Friday, September 22nd, at 10:00 AM, at the funeral home, with interment immediately following at Wesley United Methodist Chapel, 2015 Old Elk Neck Road, Elkton, MD 21921. Friends and family will gather afterwards at Wesley United Methodist Church, 41 Justice Way, Elkton, MD 21921.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, in Joanna’s name, may be made to The Historic Elk Landing Foundation, Inc., Post Office Box 277, Elkton, MD 21922-0277 or they may be left at Crouch Funeral Home.

            For condolences, visit www.crouchfuneralhome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Joanna F. Alford (SS# issued in NJ), last residence Elkton, Cecil Co., MD.

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

            Her middle name is from Crouch Funeral Home.

 

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JOHN ALFORD

 

REPUBLICAN STAR

Easton, Talbot Co., MD—Tuesday, 23 December 1823

 

            Died—On Saturday morning the 13th inst. Mr. John Alford, of Caroline county, aged 34 years.

 

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EASTON GAZETTE

Easton, Talbot Co., MD—20 December 1823

 

            Departed this life, on Saturday morning 13th inst. John Alford, aged 34 years, son of Mathias and Lilly Alford—it is worthy of remark, that they have been married 40 years have had 7 children and this is the first death that has occurred in the family, the father, is now 66 and the mother 63 years of age.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his father, Matthias Alford, in this compilation.

 

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JOHN VERNON ALFORD, JR.

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—Saturday, 25 September 1999

 

            On September 23, 1999 John Vernon Alford, Jr., beloved son of the late John V. and Dorothy E. Vaeth Alford, Sr., devoted brother of Donna L. Alford, devoted nephew of Bernard and Gladys Bull.

            Funeral from The Lassahn Funeral Home, Inc., 7401 Belair Road on Monday at 10:30 A.M. Interment Gardens of Faith Cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John V. Alford (SS# issued in MD) was born 31 Jan 1942, last residence Baltimore, MD.

            See the obituary of his grandfather, William E. Alford, in this compilation.

            His lineage, from Family Trees at Ancestry.com: John Vernon 1942 MD1, John Vernon 1918 MD2, William Stanley 1885 MD3, William E. 1854 MD4, James E. 1823 MD5, John 1800 MD6.

 

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JOHN WAYNE HALFORD, JR.

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—Tuesday, 18 November 2004

 

            Halford, John W. Jr.—On November 15, 2004, John W. Jr. beloved husband of Mary L. (nee Hepburn); devoted father of Christopher J., John Joseph, and Patricia L. Halford; cherished grandfather of Derek and Kevin Halford; loving son of Jean Halford; dear brother of Venus Ries and her husband Marty; uncle of Jeremy, Joshua and Rachel Ries; also survived by other relatives and friends.

            A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, November 20, 2004 at 12 noon, in Hartley Miller-Stella Funeral Home Chtd, 7527 Harford Rd, Baltimore MD 21234.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John W. Halford (SS# issued in MD) was born 21 Dec 1957, last residence Baltimore, MD.

            See the obituary of his father, John Wayne Halford Sr., in this compilation.

 

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JOHN WAYNE HALFORD, SR.

 

[John apparently died in DE, but we are also publishing his obituary here because of his close ties to MD.]

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—26 November 2003

 

            John Wayne Halford, Sr. died on November 23, 2003. Funeral services were held in the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc. at 1050 York Road on Saturday. Interment was in Parkwood Cemetery.

            Survivors include his son, John W. Halford, Jr. and his wife Mary; his daughter, Venus J. Ries and her husband, Marty; his grandchildren, Christopher, Joe, and Patricia Halford, and Josh and Rachel Ries; and his great-grandchildren, Derek and Kevin Halford.

 

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NEWS JOURNAL

Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE—Friday, 28 November 2003

 

            John W. Halford, Sr. passed away on Sunday, November 23, 2003.

            He was the devoted father of John W. Halford, Jr. and his wife, Mary and Venus J. Ries and her husband, Marty; dear grandfather of Christopher, Joe and Patricia Halford and Jeremy, Josh and Rachel Ries; dear great grandfather of Derek and Kevin Halford. He was the beloved husband of the late Selma Lee Halford (nee Skipper).

            A funeral service will be held in the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Road (beltway exit 26A) on Saturday, November 29, 11 am. Interment will be in the Parkwood Cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John W. Halford (SS# issued in MD) was born 12 Aug 1933, last residence Selbyville, Sussex Co., DE.

            See the obituary of his son John Wayne Halford Jr. in this compilation.

 

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JONATHAN ALFORD

 

THE STAR-LEDGER

Newark, Essex Co., NJ—1 December 2012

 

            Jonathan Alford, 53, of Frederick, Md., formerly of Elizabeth, N.J., departed this life on Sunday, Nov. 25, 2012. A celebration of his life will be held on Monday, Dec. 3, 2012, at 11 a.m. from the Second Macedonia Baptist Church, 1251 Fairmount Ave., Elizabeth, N.J. Visitation is 10 a.m. until time of services. Arrangements are in the loving care of the Nesbitt Funeral Home, 165 Madison Ave., Elizabeth, N.J.

            Jonathan was a longtime Elizabeth, N.J. resident until relocating to Maryland. He was employed by AT&T as a communications technician for the past 23 years.

            He was predeceased by his brother, Jeffrey Cheeseman; sister, Jennifer Alford and stepson, Christopher Cummings.

             He leaves to cherish his memories his parents, Olivia and Nathaniel Alford; his children, Nathaniel and Kayla; stepdaughters, Alicia and Brianna Kingdom; a longtime companion, Vivian Kingdom; three aunts, Jessie Mae Wilson, Josephine Thorpe and Rachel Peel; one uncle, Edward Alford (Louise); one sister-in-law, Jean Cheeseman; his special brothers, Lateef Banks, Walter Manns and Keith Davis along with a host of other relatives and friends.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jonathan Alford (SS# issued in NJ) was born 17 Jan 1969, last residence not listed.

            We included the obituaries of his sister Jennifer Dawn Alford and grandmother Julia Alford in New Jersey Obituaries.

 

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KATHLEEN ANN SIEKIERSKI ALFORD

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—12 October 2002

 

            On October 10, 2002, Kathleen Ann (nee Siekierski), beloved wife of Robert F. Alford, dear sister-in-law of Eleanor Alford, Thomas H. and Margaret Alford, George and Frances Berger. Also survived by many other relatives and friends.

            Friends may call at the family owned Bruzdzinski Funeral Home, P.A., 1407 Old Eastern Ave., Essex, at Route 702 (bltwy exit 36) on Saturday and Sunday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Funeral Services on Monday at 11 A.M. Interment Oak Lawn Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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KATHLEEN SIMMONS SRUILL ALFORD

 

THE CAPITAL

Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., MD—20 December 2002

 

            Kathleen Alford, 88, died of heart failure on December 19 at Charlestown Care Center in Catonsville [Baltimore Co.] after a lengthy illness.

            Born in Cherry, NC, Mrs. Alford owned and operated, with her husband Arthur G. Alford, Alford’s Nursery in Chesapeake, VA, for more than 23 years. Mr. Alford died in 1999.

            She was an active member of the Broadmoor Church of Christ in Chesapeake and sang in the choir.

            Surviving are a daughter, Patricia Judefind of Severna Park, five grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held at Barranco and Sons Severna Park Funeral Home, 495 Ritchie Highway. Burial was in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens in Driver, VA.

 

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THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT

Norfolk, VA—21 December 2002

 

CATONSVILLE, Md.—Kathleen S. Alford, 88, a native of Cherry, N.C., died Dec. 19, 2002. Services were held Friday, Dec. 20, at 8 p.m. in Barranco & Sons Funeral Home, Severna Park, Md.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

            The obituary of her sister, Iva Spruill Brewer [The Virginian-Pilot, 23 April 1999], spells Kathleen’s maiden name “Spruill.” Her husband’s obituary spells it incorrectly as Spurill.

 

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LAURA ALVORD

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—22 January 1896

 

            Miss Laura Alvord, aunt of Mrs. Thomas Craig, wife of Professor Craig, of the John’s Hopkins University, died yesterday [January 21] of old age at the home of Professor Craig, 1322 St. Paul street. She was ninety years old and was born in Rutland, Vt. Miss Alvord had been living in Baltimore eleven years. The body will be taken today to Rutland for burial.

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of her brother Benjamin Alvord Sr. in District of Columbia Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her ALVORD lineage: Laura 1806 VT1, William 1776 MA2, Elisha 1731 MA3, Joseph 1697 MA4, Ebenezer 1665 MA5, Alexander 1627 England6, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England7.

 

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LAURA TUCKER CARMICHAEL “JEAN” ALFORD STAPLES

Sister of Oliver Perry Alford III, AAFA #0754, and Virginia Carmichael Alford Johnston, AAFA #0811

 

DAILY TIMES

Salisbury, Wicomico Co., MD—Saturday, 12 February 1977

 

CRISFIELD [Somerset Co.]—Mrs. Carmichael Alford Staples, 74, of Crisfield, died Friday in a Baltimore nursing home after a long illness.

            Born in Lexington, Va., she was a daughter of the late Oliver Perry and Laura Tucker Carmichael Alford. Mrs. Staples, who lived for a number of years in Queenstown, was a member of the Wicomico Art League.

            Surviving are two sons, George M. Staples III, Baltimore, and Allen Alford Staples, Furnace, Ky.; five grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Virginia Johnston, Louisville, Ky.; a brother, Oliver P. Alford Jr., Coral Gables, Fla., and several nieces and nephews.

            A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Salisbury.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carmichael Staples (SS# issued in IL) was born 10 Apr 1901 and died _____ Feb 1977, last residence Baltimore, Baltimore City, MD.

            We included the obituary of her brother Oliver Perry Alford III in Alabama Obituaries.

            Her husband was George McClellan Staples. From Find A Grave: He is buried in Ryder Cemetery, Lebanon, Marion Co., KY, where his wife is identified as Marian Clancy Staples.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of James Alford & Lucy Bailey.

            Her lineage: Laura Tucker Carmichael 1901 VA1, Oliver Perry 1880 LA2, Oliver Perry 1827 KY3, Nathaniel 1785 ?? 4, Charles 1752 VA5, James 1715 VA6.

 

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LEON ALLEN ALFORD

 

DENTON JOURNAL

Denton, Caroline Co., MD—Saturday, 2 March 1935

 

            Leon A. Alford, 31, son of Mrs. Elizabeth E. Alford and the late William A. Alford, died on Thursday of last week [February 21] at the home of his mother, following an illness of six weeks.

            Besides his mother, Mr. Alford is survived by three brothers and a sister, Lacy N. Alford, of Newark, Del.; Oscar Alford, of Smithville, and Earl Alford; and Miss Effie B. Alford, of Federalsburg.

            Funeral services were held at the residence Sunday, at 2 p.m., with interment in Hillcrest Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Hillcrest Cemetery, Federalsburg, Caroline Co., MD—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dee H

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, William Allen Alford; and siblings Effie B. Alford, Oscar Alford, and William Howard Alford in this compilation.

            In 1910 Leon A. Alford, age 7 born MD, is living American Corner, Caroline Co., MD, with his parents W.A. and Elizabeth Alford and his older siblings Effie, Oscar, Earl, and Howard. In 1920 (age 16) and 1930 (age 27) he is also with his parents in Caroline Co.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Leon Allen 1903 MD1, William Allen 1855 MD2, William 1827 MD3, Daniel 1799 MD4, Charles 1769 MD5.

 

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LESTER ALFORD

 

March Funeral Homes – Remembrance Registry

Baltimore, MD—_____March 2005

 

 

March 16, 1924 – March 28, 2005

 

            Lester Alford, the youngest of sixteen children, was born on March 16, 1924 in Darlington, South Carolina. His life was departed on Monday, March 28, 2005 from a lengthy illness.

            Mr. Lester, as everyone called him, served several years in the United States Army. After leaving the United States Army, he later met the woman of his dreams, “Mae Dean.” After one week of courtship, they married on February 14, 1948, and from that union they had seven loving children. Mr. Lester retired from National Gypsun, Inc., after working there for over thirty-seven years.

            He was a dedicated Jehovah’s Witness for over fifty years and attended many different congregations throughout his life. Brother Alford spent most of his time at the Lafayette Congregation in Baltimore, MD where he served as a Ministerial Servant, Elder and Assistant Overseer. Everyone who met him loved him. He had a funny sense of humor and greeted you with a smile. Brother Alford loved the Field Ministry, both house to house and Informal Witnessing.

            He leaves to mourn: loving wife for close to sixty years of marriage, Mae Dean Alford; two daughters, Brenda Satterfield-Haley and Sherry L. Alford; five sons, Michael, Ricky, Jeffrey, Tanny and Antwan Alford; two dearest nephews, Dozier and Frank Alford; three daughters-in-law, Jean, Patricia and Anita Alford; son-in-law, William Haley; a host of other nephews and nieces, nineteen grandchildren, thirty-two great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren; and many friends near and far.

 

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Photo from Garrison Forest Veterans Cemetery, Owings Mills, Baltimore Co., MD—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jim Henwood

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lester Alford (SS# issued in MD), last residence Baltimore, MD.

            See the obituary of his wife, Mae Dean Alford, in this compilation.

 

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LEWIS HEATH HALFORD

 

MARYLAND GAZETTE

Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., MD—7 July 2004

 

            Lewis Heath Halford, 53, of Glen Burnie died July 5 at Chesapeake Hospice House after a lengthy illness. The cause of death was not available.

            He was born Feb. 5, 1951, in Baltimore and lived in Glen Burnie all of his life.

            Mr. Halford was a mechanic for several companies. He served in the Navy during the Vietnam War era. Mr. Halford was an avid fan of the Baltimore Orioles and Baltimore Ravens.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Lewis Heath Bennett and Maude A. ‘‘Peggy’’ Heber Halford; and his stepfather, Walter J. Halford.

            Survivors include two brothers, Stephen Halford of Nashville, Tenn., and Walter Halford Jr. of Annapolis; and one sister, Susan Delfert of Pennsylvania.

            Family and friends may visit from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow at Kirkley-Ruddick Funeral Home, 421 Crain Highway S.E., Glen Burnie.

            Funeral services are private. Interment will be in Maryland Veterans Cemetery in Crownsville.

 

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Photo from Crownsville Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville, Anne Arundel Co., MD—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Don Clark

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lewis H. Halford (SS# issued in MD), last residence Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel Co., MD.

            See the obituary of his mother, Maude Agnes Heber “Peggy” Halford, in this compilation.

 

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LINDA LORRAINE ALFORD MOORE

 

Photo from Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Prince George’s Co., MD—www.findagrave.com

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—18 June 2007

 

            Dr. Linda L. Alford-Moore—Passed away on Thursday, June 14, 2007 beloved wife of Kevin P. Moore; sister of Geraldine Alford; a host of other relatives and friends.

            The late Dr. Alford-Moore may be viewed at Church of the Redeemer Presbyterian Church, 1423 Girard St., NE, Wednesday, June 20 from 10 a.m. until services 11 a.m. Interment Fort Lincoln Cemetery. Services by Stewart.

 

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From her Find A Grave memorial:

 

            Linda Lorraine was born on Jan 3, 1957 in Washington, DC, to the late Sterling Alford and Thelma Brown Alford. Linda leaves to cherish her memory husband Kevin Moore of Mitchellville, MD; a sister Geraldine Alford of Trenton, NJ; a brother-in-law Captain Lloyd B. Moore of Guthrie, OK; two sisters-in-law Kristina Gilbert of Lansdowne, PA, and Janis Moore of Philadelphia, PA; three uncles, Carl Brown of Washington, DC, Oscar Brown of Dayton, OH, and Tesla Alford (Francella) of Houston, TX; two aunts, Florida Evans and Myrtle Bradford, both of Las Vegas, NV; one godmother Dr. Alice S. Hilfiker of Silver Spring, MD; and her goddaughter Danielle Redding of Broomall, PA. She also leaves other relatives, family and friends.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Linda L. Alford Moore (SS# issued in DC) was born 3 Jan 1957, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Sterling Gerald Alford and Thelma Brown Alford, in this compilation.

 

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LOLA HELEN ALFORD WHITE

 

DENTON JOURNAL

Denton, Caroline Co., MD—Friday, 20 February 1959

 

            Mrs. Lola H. White, 71, widow of William W. White, died Tuesday night of last week [February 10] at her [home] in Walkertown, Federalsburg.

            Born in Friendship, the daughter of Daniel and Sarah Murphy Alford, Mrs. White lived in Caroline County all her life.

            Surviving are three sons, J. Clyde, Denton; Robert L., Salisbury, and Howard L., Baltimore; five daughters, Mrs. John L. Taylor, Baltimore; Mrs. George Isenhower, Seaford; Mrs. Dorothy Wright, Delmar, Del.; Mrs. Rowena Tyrrell, Hyattsville, and Mrs. Robert Leonard, Laurel, Del.; a brother, Thomas R. Alford, Osmond, Neb.; a sister, Mrs. Goldie E. Davis, Easton; 14 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

            Services were conducted by the Rev. Donald O. Clendaniel, of Christ Methodist Church, Saturday afternoon in the Framptom Funeral Home. Interment was in Hill Crest Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Daniel Alford Jr. and Sarah Ellen Murphy Alford in this compilation.

            Her middle name is from Ancestry family trees.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Lola 1887 MD1, Daniel 1844 MD2, Daniel 1799 MD3, Charles 1769 MD4.

 

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MABLE JANE CASE ALFORD

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—Sunday, 8 June 2008

 

            On June 6, 2008, Jane Alford (nee Case) beloved wife of Donald G. Alford, loving step-sister of Pat Wadsworth. Also survived by many loving relatives and friends.

            Friends are invited to call at the Burgee-Henss-Seitz Funeral Home Inc., 3631 Falls Road on Monday from 7 to 9P.M. and Tuesday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 P.M. Services on Wednesday at 1P.M. Interment in Lake View Memorial Park.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mable J. Alford (SS# issued in MD) was born 3 Aug 1950, last residence Baltimore, MD.

 

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MAE DEAN ALFORD

 

Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home

Waldorf, Charles Co., MD—_____ August 2012

 

Mae (Dean) Alford

1923 – 2012

 

            Mae Alford passed away peacefully on August 26, 2012 in Baltimore, Maryland. The family will receive friends on Wednesday September 12, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. until time of service at 11:00 a.m at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses 4634 Bowley’s Lane and Gunther Avenue-Side B Baltimore, Maryland. Interment Garrison Forest Veteran’s Cemetery.

            Arrangements by Briscoe-Tonic Funeral Home Waldorf, Maryland.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mae Alford (SS# issued in MD) was born 19 Dec 1923, last residence not listed.

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

 

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MAHALA ANN GIDDINS ALFORD

 

From funeral program

Holy Temple Pentecostal Church

Baltimore, MD—Thursday, 26 March 1981

 

 

From funeral program

Holy Temple Pentecostal Church

Baltimore, MD—Thursday, 26 March 1981

 

            Mahala Ann Alford, daughter of the late Appy and Lillie Giddins was born May 24, 1913 in Baltimore, Maryland. After joining the Church of God in 1941, she was converted at the age of 28. While at that church she became acquainted with the Field Evangelist and Ruling Elder, the late Albert Alford [sic—Warren Alford]. They joined in a union of marriage on August 23, 1942.

            Mahala departed this life on March 22, 1981 and leaves to mourn: a devoted daughter and son - Shirley and Wayne; a grandson - Terry; two sisters - Katherine Lee and Lillian Smith; and one brother - James Giddins. She also leaves a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

            Sister Mahala will be greatly missed by all of those blessed to have their lives touched by her.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates (listed as March 1981) of Mahala Alford (SS# issued in MD).

            Wayne Alford, Warren and Mahala’s son, provides this information: Mahala’s father was Appie Giddins of Charlotte Court House, Charlotte Co., VA. Her mother was Lillie Wilson of Accomack Co., VA. Her husband was Warren Alford of Sylvester, Worth Co.,, GA. Wayne provided this photo of his father:

 

 

            On his 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card [Ancestry.com], Warren Alford is age 26, a married laborer working for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad and living in TyTy, Tift Co., GA. He says he was born 7 April 1891 [sic] in Acree, GA. There is currently an Acree in Dougherty Co., GA, but there was also an Acree in Worth Co., GA, at one time, and this is no doubt where he was born. Warren’s brother Sloan/Sloran also lists Acree, GA, as his birth place on his WWII Draft Registration Card.

            On the 1900 census, Waren age 8 b. Apr 1892 in GA, is listed with his parents and 6 of his siblings in Militia District 1346, Worth Co., GA, dwelling #555: Tom Aulford, farmer age 60 b. May 1840, m. 16 years; his wife Hattie 27 b. May 1874, 8 children, 7 living; and 7 children. All and their parents were b. in GA.

            In 1910 Warren is in Militia District 1602, Worth Co., GA, dwelling #1: John Jenkins, farmer age 34 b. GA; and partner Warren Alford 18 GA. Warren’s parents are in Militia District 1428, Worth Co., GA, dwelling #202: Tom Alford Sr., age 50 b. GA, and Hattie 40 b. GA, 11 children, 10 living. Eight children are listed.

            In 1920 Tom, age 65, Hattie, age 48, and 3 of their children are in Pine Hill, Worth Co., GA, dwelling #139. All were b. in GA.

            In 1930 Thomas, age 55 b. GA, and his wife Hattie, age 40 b. GA, are living in Egg Harbor City, Atlantic Co., NJ. Thomas was age 20 at first marriage, and Hattie was 16. Thomas says his mother was b. in Africa; all other parents were b. in U.S.

            Warren has not been located in 1920 or 1930. On all censuses, the family is listed as black.

            Wayne Alford reports that his grandfather Tom Alford married Hattie Hurse, and that Tom was the victim of an unsolved homicide in Philadelphia, PA. Tom Alford was born a slave; interestingly, he named his two eldest sons Warren and Green, common first names for white Alfords, and perhaps a clue about Tom’s Worth County owners.

            Wayne provided this photo of Hattie Hurse Alford:

 

 

            Mahala’s husband Warren’s lineage: Warren 1892 GA1, Thomas/Tom 18?? GA2.

 

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MARCELLOUS C. ALFORD

 

SOMERSET HERALD

Princess Anne, MD—Wednesday, 13 September 2006

 

CRISFIELD [Somerset Co.]—Marcellous C. Alford, 26, died in a fatal accident on Route 667 in Hopewell, Md., on Friday, Sept. 1, 2006.

            A memorial service was held Sunday at Woodrow Wilson Memorial Center in Crisfield. Interment will be private. Services are being handled by Anthony E. Ward Funeral Home in Crisfield.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marcellous C. Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 15 Nov 1979, last residence not listed.

 

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MARGARET ALFORD

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—Thursday, 13 July 1893

 

            Died—Alford—On 12th July, at 1:15 A.M., Miss Margaret Alford.

            The funeral will take place from the residence of her niece, Mrs. Albaugh, at No. 832 North Stricker street, on Friday afternoon, at four o’clock. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited. Interment at Greenmount Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, MD—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Debbie

 

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MARGARET A. FIORINO ALFORD

 

Evans Funeral Chapel

Parkville, Baltimore Co., MD—_____ November 2013

Margaret A. Alford

 

            On November 1, 2013, Margaret A. Alford (nee Fiorino), of Rosedale; beloved wife of the late Thomas Alford, Sr.; devoted mother of Margaret Alford, Thomas Alford, Jr. and his wife Deborah M., Mary Bush, George Alford and the late Doris Knill; loving grandmother of Joanie, Jennifer, Christina and Ryan; great grandmother of Caitlyn, Christian, Hailey, James, Brayden, Giuliana, Isabella and Marina.

            Family and friends will honor Margaret’s life at the family owned Evans Funeral Chapel and Cremation Services – Parkville, 8800 Harford Rd. on Monday, 3-5 & 7-9 PM. A funeral liturgy will be held 10 AM Tuesday at St. Ursula Catholic Church. Interment Gardens of Faith Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margaret A. Alford (SS# issued in MD) was born 25 Apr 1928, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her husband, Thomas H. Alford Sr., in this compilation.

 

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MARTHA ALFORD DEW

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—23 April 1964

 

            Dew—On April 21, 1964, Martha A. (nee Alford), of 3135 North Calvert street, beloved wife of the late Albert G. Dew and sister of William S. and Edward T. Alford.

            Funeral services will be held at William J. Tickner & Sons, North and Pennsylvania avenues, on Thursday at 2:30 P.M. Interment in Greenmount Cemetery.

            In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be sent to the Mount Vernon Place Methodist Church….

 

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Photo from Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, MD—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Debbie

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, William E. Alford and Sarah Eliza White Alford, in this compilation.

            Her lineage: Martha 1879 MD1, William E. MD 18542, James E. 1823 MD3, John 1800 MD4.

 

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MARY A. ALFORD

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—Wednesday, 2 April 1902

 

            The funeral of Mrs. Mary A. Alford, widow of Samuel M. Alford, who died at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. Robert H. Smith, 1230 North Calvert street, on Saturday night [March 29], took place yesterday afternoon. Services were conducted by Rev. T. Holmes Walker, pastor of the Second Presbyterian Church.

            The pallbearers were Messrs. Reuben Foster, W.T. Fossett, Evans, Sipple, Small, McKenzie, Shepard and Stewart. Interment was in the family lot in Greenmount Cemetery. Evans & Spence were the funeral directors.

 

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BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—1 May 1902

 

            The will of Mrs. Mary A. Alford, admitted to probate in the Orphans Court yesterday, divides her property among her two daughters and son—Mrs. Robert H. Smith, Myra H. Alford and Charles H. Alford. Letters were granted to Robert H. Smith, as executor, the bond being for $3,000. The will was executed January 7, 1876.

FAG photo requested 9/30/2012

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her children Charles H. Alford and Myra H. Alford in this compilation.

 

1880 Census

Baltimore (District 12), MD, dwelling #12:

 

Mary A. Alford           head                  53            NY MA NY        widow

Robt Smith                  son-in-law         24            PA PA PA           lawyer

Helen A. Smith           daughter            22            NY CT NY

Chas. H. Alford          son                     30            NY CT NY          fruit packer

Mirah Alford               daughter            26            CT CT NY

Helen A. Smith           granddaughter     2            MD PA NY

+ 2 servants

 

1850 Census

New York Ward 9 District 1, NY, dwelling #1329:

 

Samuel Alford        27            CT          merchant

Mary Alford            22            NY

Helen Alford             3            NY

Charles Alford          1            NY

Hannah Strong        65            CT

 

            Samuel M. Alford is listed as Samuel M. Alvord on page 176 of The Burke and Alvord Memorial. He was the son of Nathaniel R. Alvord/Alford and Eunice Strong [p. 175]. Hannah Strong, living with her nephew Samuel Alford in 1850, is the sister of Eunice Strong. In 1860 Hannah Strong is living with her sister Eunice Alford and the family of Eunice’s son E.S. (Elijah Strong) Alford in Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.

            Her husband’s lineage: Samuel M. 1823 CT1, Nathaniel R. 1784 CT2, Jonathan 1745 CT3, Jonathan 1720 CT4, Jeremiah 1692 CT5, Jeremiah 1655 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7.

 

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MARY GREEN ALFORD INTELLINI

AAFA #0707

 

 

NEWS & OBSERVER

Raleigh, Wake Co., NC—Friday, 4 October 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

SILVER SPRING, MD—Mary Alford Intellini, of Silver Spring [Montgomery Co.], MD. Beloved wife of the late William Richard Intellini, died October 1, 2002, at Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, MD. Daughter of the late Benjamin Smith Alford Sr. and Lula Stallings Alford. She was born Apri1 24, 1924, in Bunn, North Carolina.

            She is survived by her son, Richard Anthony Intellini, Woodbridge, VA; daughter, Linda Marie Intellini Figert and husband, Karl of Silver Spring, MD; grandmother of Lynley Kristen and Lauren Intellini; Lynmarie and William Figert; great grandmother of Kaylee Ann Intellini Villagomez. Sister of LaRue A. King and Marjorie A. Mathias of Bunn, NC, Sallie A. Pappas, Newport News, VA, Freddie L. Alford, Youngsville, NC. Sister-in-law of Elizabeth W. and Pauline B. Alford of Bunn, NC. Also survived by many loving and caring nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by brothers, Benjamin R., James M., John “Buck” D. and Benjamin S., Jr., Alford; and her sister, Frances Ophelia; brothers-in-law, Robert King, John Pappas, and Harold Mathias; sister-in-law, Sudie M. Alford.

            Mary graduated from Bunn High School and Hardbargers Business School, in Raleigh, North Carolina. She began her career with the Naval Department in Washington, DC in 1943 and later worked for the Department of Labor, in Washington, DC. She retired in 1985.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary A. Intellini (SS# issued in NC) was born 23 April 1924, which conflicts with both the obituary and AAFA records from Mary.

            We included the obituaries of her brothers John D. “Buck” Alford, Benjamin Randolph Alford Sr., and Freddy Lemuel Alford in North Carolina Obituaries.

            Mary came late to AAFA and our Alford work by some standards. She and sister Larue Alford King came to the Richmond, VA, meeting in 1994. It was obvious that she had been working on her Alford genealogy a long time—probably longer than many of us. When most folks write, they send a letter of a couple of pages and maybe a few pages of enclosures. When Mary wrote, it came in a box. We have a large segment of one shelf dedicated to her input. When most folks call, they talk for just a few minutes. When Mary called you dropped whatever you were doing because you were going to be on the phone for an hour or more. The lady exuded Alford information. Several of us got to know Mary and Larue quite well at the last Raleigh, NC meeting as they made all of the tours with us. For one day they were two of a handful of us cooped up in an SUV piloted by Ramona Alford Darden. On the larger tour when we did the state capitol, Mary will always be remembered as the one who fell down the capitol stairs. She and Larue had plans and arrangements made to attend the 2002 meeting in Salt Lake City. In fact Mary had already knitted a couple of items that she sent ahead to be used as special gifts or prizes. She died just two weeks before the meeting. She will be missed.

            Her lineage: Mary Green 1924 NC1, Benjamin Smith 1888 NC2, James Oliver Bennett 1855 NC3, Bennett Henry 1818 NC4, Lockhard H. 1790 NC5. Mary considered Kinchen 1768 NC to be the father of Lockard Alford; he may have been, but there was no mention of Lockard in Kinchen’s will and no other evidence.

 

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MARY JANE EDMUNDSON ALFORD

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—Monday, 15 March 1886

 

            Alford—On 13th of March, after a short illness, Mary J. Alford, aged 64 years, beloved wife of James E. Alford

            Relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend her funeral from her late residence, No. 304 North Eden street, this (Monday) afternoon at three o’clock.

 

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Photo from Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, MD—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kyle Kendrick

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, James E. Alford; sons Frank T. Alford, George C. Alford, and William E. Alford; and daughter-in-law Ida Jackson Alford in this compilation.

            From Alford Ancestry family tree (Ancestry.com): Mary Jane Edmundson was born 13 Feb 1822 in Baltimore, the daughter of Joseph Edmundson and Elizabeth Marsh.

 

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MARY M. ALFORD

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—9 June 1865

 

            Alford—On the 8th instant, Mary M., widow of John Alford, aged 73 years.

            Her relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend her funeral this (Friday) afternoon at five o’clock, from the residence of her son, James H. Alford, No. 132 South High street.

 

AAFA NOTES: According to the records of Mount Olivet Cemetery in Baltimore, she is buried there but has no gravestone.

 

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MATTHIAS ALFORD

 

REPUBLICAN STAR

Easton, Talbot Co., MD—Tuesday, 5 April 1825

 

            Died—In Caroline county, on Wednesday the 23d ult. [March 23] Mr. Mathias Alford, in the 67th year of his age.

            Mr. A. has left a widow and family and a large circle of friends, who will long lament his loss.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his son John Alford in this compilation.

            He is listed on the 1790, 1800, 1810, and 1820 censuses in Caroline Co., MD, as Mathias, Matthew, and Matthias Alford. AAFA records generally list him as Matthias.

            His wife was Lilly Waddell.

 

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MAUDE AGNES “PEGGY” HEBER BENNETT HALFORD

 

THE CAPITAL

Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., MD—Thursday, 14 October 1999

 

            Maude Agnes Heber “Peggy” Halford, 66, a longtime civic activist and businesswoman and resident of Glen Burnie [Anne Arundel Co.] for 41 years, died Oct. 11 at North Arundel Hospital. She had chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

            Ms. Halford was born on New Year’s Day 1933 in Ellicott City [Howard Co.]. She retired in 1989 after working 25 years in real estate.

            As a member of the Anne Arundel County Board of Realtors, she was president of the Associate Division and was instrumental in combining the boards into one.

            She served two years on the board of directors and was president of the Women’s Council. She initiated a scholarship fund and was chairman of the entertainment committee for seven years and chairman of the R.E.P.C. and political affairs committees. She helped initiate and was the first ticket chairman for the Realtors Hospital Fund.

            In the late 1970s she served for two terms as president of the North Arundel County Businessmen’s Association. From 1983 to 1985 she was president of the North Anne Arundel County Women’s Democratic Club and from 1984 to 1986 she was member at large of the State Democratic Central Committee of Anne Arundel County.

            In 1991 she volunteered for Johns Hopkins Asthma and Allergy Center. She was vice president of the Glen Burnie Park Civic Association and active in Boy Scouts.

            Surviving are four children, Lewis H. Halford of Glen Burnie, Stephen D. Halford of Maryland Heights, Mo., John Halford of Annapolis, and Susan Delfert of Holtwood, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and her father, Henry Heber, of Gettysburg, Pa.

            She was the sister of the late Katherine Clemons and John Heber.

            A memorial service will be held at noon Saturday at Glen Burnie Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 710 Aquahart Road, Glen Burnie. Burial will be private. Arrangements are by Fink Funeral Home in Glen Burnie....

 

In another article:

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—Saturday, 16 October 1999

 

            Maude A. Halford, a Glen Burnie Realtor who established a real estate firm bearing her name, died Monday from complications of lung disease at North Arundel Hospital. She was 66.

            Mrs. Halford, known as Peggy, began her real estate career in 1964, and worked for several real estate agents before establishing her firm, Peggy Halford and Associates, on Crain Highway in 1983 after earning her broker’s license. She also earned a master’s certificate in residential and commercial appraisal. She had been president of the Associate Division of the Anne Arundel County Board of Realtors and the Board of Realtors’ Women’s Council, where she initiated a scholarship fund. She also was the first chairwoman of the Realtors’ Hospital Fund and served two terms as president of the North Arundel County Businessmen’s Association. She retired in 1989.

            Active in Anne Arundel County Democratic politics, she had been chairwoman of the North Arundel County Women’s Democratic Club, and was a member at large of the State Democratic Central Committee of Anne Arundel County from 1984 to 1986. She also had served as vice president of the Glen Burnie Park Civic Association during the mid-1970s. The former Maude A. Heber was born and reared in Elkridge, Howard County, and later left school to help support her family.

            Her marriages to Lewis Heath Bennett and Walter J. Halford Sr. ended in divorce. She was a member of Glen Burnie Evangelical Presbyterian Church, 710 Aquahart Road, Glen Burnie, where a memorial service will be held at noon tomorrow.

            Mrs. Halford is survived by three sons, Lewis H. Halford of Glen Burnie, W. John Halford Jr. of Annapolis, and Stephen D. Halford of Maryland Heights, Mo.; a daughter, Susan Delfert of Holtwood, Pa.; her father, Henry H. Heber of Gettysburg, Pa.; and seven grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Maude A. Halford (SS# issued in MD), last residence Glen Burnie, Anne Arundel Co., MD.

            See the obituary of her son Lewis Heath Halford in this compilation.

 

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MAXINE PEACOCK ALFORD

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—16 May 2003

 

            On May 9, 2003, Bishop Maxine Alford, beloved mother of Ernestine Richardson and Reginald Oats. She also leaves to cherish her precious memory one brother William Peacock, six grandchildren Lacricia Lovett, Shallimara Perry, Danney Perry, Octavia Timmons, Lenwood Richardson and Quartney Neal, 23 great-grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.

            The family will receive friends on Friday, May 16 at the Howell Funeral Home, 4600 Liberty Heights Ave. from 3 to 7 P.M. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday in the Sanctuary of Mt. Zion Apostolic Church, 4401 Liberty Heights Ave…. Interment Druid Ridge Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Maxine Alford (SS# issued in MD) was born 9 Feb 1930, last residence Randallstown, Baltimore Co., MD.

 

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MYRA H. ALFORD

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—Monday, 23 January 1893

 

            Alford—On January 21, after a long illness, Miss Myra H. Alford.

            Funeral from her late residence, No. 1270 North Calvert street, on Tuesday, January 24, at 3 P.M. Friends are invited. Interment private. Please omit flowers.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her mother, Mary A. Alford; and brother Charles H. Alford in this compilation.

 

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NESHA DEAN ALFORD FORTNER

 

PADUCAH SUN

Paducah, McCracken Co., KY—11 October 2009

 

CLINTON, Ky.—Services for Nesha Alford Fortner, 71, of Bel Air, Md., will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Brown Funeral Home in Clinton with the Rev. Aaron Dowdy officiating. Burial will be at Mount Moriah Cemetery.

            Mrs. Fortner died Friday at Stella Maris Hospice in Timonium, Md.

She was a registered nurse at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., and a member of Hebron Baptist Church in Mississippi and Salem United Methodist Church.

            Surviving are her husband, Clarence Fortner; one son, George Wayne Fortner Sr. of Bel Air; one daughter, Kathryn Ann Klass of Apex, N.C.; and five grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by one sister and one brother. Her parents were Clinton and Aubrau Zantula Ware Alford.

            Friends may call after 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nesha Fortner (SS# issued in MS) was born 10 Apr 1938, last residence Bel Air, Harford Co., MD.

 

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NICHOLAS ROBERT ALFORD

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—Saturday, 17 January 1998

 

            Suddenly on Wednesday, January 14, 1998, Nicholas Robert Alford, of Crofton, MD. Beloved son of Scott J. and Karla Sippel Alford; brother of Paige Ruff, Ryan Alford and Patrick Ruff; grandson of Robert B. and Loretta Alford and Kenneth and Irene Sippel.

            Relatives and friends may call at the Robert E. Evans Funeral Home, Inc., Rte 450 and Race Track Rd., Bowie, MD on Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service at St. Paul’s Chapel, Crownsville Rd. and General’s Highway, Crownsville MD on Monday, January 19, 1998 at 11 a.m. Interment Lakemont Memorial Gardens.

 

In another article:

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—_____ January 1998

 

            Anne Arundel County police said yesterday that a Crofton toddler was killed by his babysitter’s boyfriend while his parents were out having dinner Tuesday night.

            Police and investigators said they still are investigating the death of 17 month-old Nicholas Robert Alford and would release little information, except to say that he died of severe head injuries.

            Zenon Cantu Jr., who investigators believe was the only person taking care of Nicholas at the time of his death, was arrested yersterday and charged with first-degree murder.

            Cantu, 25, of Pasadena, is being held without bond at the Anne Arundel County Detention Center, police said.

            Police would not say whether Nicholas was struck on the head or whether he had suffered injuries from being shaken or dropped.

            According to police, the child’s parents went out to dinner Tuesday, leaving their three children—including Nicholas’ 9-year-old sister and 6-year-old brother—with a babysitter. A spokesman for the county prosecutor said they believe the woman, whom police did not identify, was a regular sitter for the Alfords.

            At some point during the evening, Cantu, the babysitter’s boyfriend, visited the home. Police said Nicholas was last seen alive about 7:30 p.m., in Cantu’s presence. Police did not say whether the parents checked on the baby when they returned home.

            The boy’s body was found the next morning, police said. An autopsy Thursday showed that he died of head trauma, and established the time of death to be when he was in Cantu’s sole custody. Police did not say where the babysitter was at that time.

            Police spokesman Sgt. Ed Bergin said he did not know if the babysitter would be charged in the boy’s death, but said the investigation was continuing.

            The Alford family could not be reached for comment.

 

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ODETTE ALVORD

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—30 May 1997

 

            Odette Alvord, 80, an administrative secretary at the International Monetary Fund from 1946 to 1981, when she retired from the office of the Japanese director, died during heart surgery May 27 at Washington Hospital Center. She lived in Chevy Chase.

            Mrs. Alvord was a secretary and concert and radio pianist in her native Montreal before moving to Washington in 1946.

            She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Bethesda.

            Her husband, Herbert B. Alvord, died in 1976.

            Survivors include a son, Daniel M. Alvord of Chevy Chase and a sister, Edmonde Whitney of Phoenix.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Odette Alvord (SS# issued in DC) was born 21 April 1917, last residence Chevy Chase, Montgomery Co., MD.

 

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OSCAR ALFORD

 

DENTON JOURNAL

Denton, Caroline Co., MD—Friday, 21 August 1964

 

            Oscar Alford, 74, died at his home in Walkertown, Federalsburg, Tuesday morning, after a two months illness.

            He was a retired farmer and son of the late William Alan and Elizabeth E. Noble Alford, and was born in Talbot County, but spent most of his life in Caroline County.

            He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alice E. McMahan Alford, one sister, Miss Effie Alford of Federalsburg and one brother, Earl Alford of Dover, Del.; one nephew, two nieces.

            Funeral services will be held at the Williamson Funeral Home, Federalsburg, (today) Friday at 2 p.m. with Rev. Arthur Hastings, pastor of Christ Methodist Church, Federalsburg, officiating. Burial will be made in the family plot in Hillcrest Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Hillcrest Cemetery, Federalsburg, Caroline Co., MD—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dee H

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Oscar Alford (SS# issued in MD) was born 29 Apr 1890 [different than gravestone] and died _____ Aug 1964, last residence MD.

            See the obituaries of his father, William Allen Alford; and siblings Effie B. Alford, Leon Allen Alford, and William Howard Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Oscar 1890 MD1, William Allen 1855 MD2, William 1827 MD3, Daniel 1799 MD4, Charles 1769 MD5.

 

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RANDALL GENO ALFORD, JR.

 

THE CAPITAL

Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., MD—2 July 2002

 

            Randall Geno Alford, Jr., 65, of Annapolis, died on June 28 at Anne Arundel Medical Center of complications from a massive stroke.

            He was born on March 10, 1937, in Detroit, Michigan. He graduated from Southeastern High School there in 1956. He served in the Marine Corps from 1956 to 1960. He was a self-employed caterer in Capitol Heights from 1980 to 1990 before suffering his first stroke. He was formerly married to Henrietta Alford of Annapolis.

            Surviving are one son, Skylar E. Alford of Baltimore, daughters, Regena A. Green of Annapolis and Deborah A. Alford of Menlo Park, California, his mother, Dorothy M. Miles of Detroit, brother, Gary M. Fletcher of Detroit, and Sisters, Carol Granger of Atlanta, Georgia, and JoAnn Morris of Detroit.

            A memorial service was held at Beacon Light Seventh Day Adventist Church. Reese and Sons Mortuary were in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Crownsville Veterans Cemetery, Crownsville, Anne Arundel Co., MD—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Don Clark

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Randall G. Alford (SS# issued in MI), last residence Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co., MD.

 

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RICHARD EARL ALFORD

 

THE TELEGRAPH

Macon, Bibb Co., GA—Sunday, 17 May 2009

 

 

CUMBERLAND, MD—Richard Earl Alford, 62, of Cumberland, MD, died on Friday, May 15, 2009 at WMHS-Memorial Campus.

            Born June 16, 1946, in Milledgeville, GA, he was the son of the late Mack Furman Alford, Sr. and Dorothy (Lanier) Alford. He was also preceded in death by an older brother, Mack F. Alford, Jr.

            Richard was a 1964 graduate of Baldwin High School, Milledgeville, GA. He received his Associate’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Southern Technical Institute, Marietta, GA in 1967 and his Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Management from Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA in 1969 where he was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order. Richard was a member of the Georgia Army National Guard from 1968 to 1974.

            In October of 1979, Richard was chosen to engineer the start-up and manage a production facility for Biederlack’s first American blanket manufacturing facility. Richard chose Cumberland over the Eastern shore because of the ready and able workforce and the beauty of Western Maryland. He later became President of Biederlack of America Corporation and retired in 2004. Prior to his move to Cumberland, Richard was Plant Manager of the Standard-Coosa-Thatcher, Rossville, GA and Chattanooga, TN facilities. He started his career with JP Stevens of Milledgeville, GA and later became plant engineer for Lawtex Industries in Macon, GA. Richard was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and the American Textile Manufacturers Institute.

            Richard held office in many different organizations over the years, including Allegany County Economic Development Company, Boy Scouts of America and the Maryland B.A.S.S. Federation. He was an avid woodworker, bass fisherman, gardener, boater and golfer.

            Richard is survived by his wife of 27 years, Linda (Drummond) Alford; a daughter, Amy Waterman and husband Scot, Lexington, KY; a brother, William L. Alford and wife Roya, Warner Robins, GA; a sister, Dorothy Ann Oermann and husband Tim, Orange Park, FL; his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Margaret and James Drummond, Frostburg, MD; and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins; brothers-in-law, Mark Drummond and Harold Crawford; and a sister-in-law, Patricia Smith; and his special canine friend, Buddy.

            Friends will be received at the Adams Family Funeral Home, P.A., 404 Decatur Street, Cumberland, MD, (www.AdamsFamilyFuneralHome.com) on Monday, May 18, 2009 from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.

            A memorial service will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday, May 18, 2009 at 2:00 P.M. with Pastor Floyd Bender officiating.

            Honorary pallbearers will be Steve Stallings, George Merling, William Wilson, Sr., Russell Alford, Will Alford, Tyler Alford, Jonathan Oermann, Caje Knight and David Knight.

            The family requests that memorial contributions be made to: UPMC Thomas E. Starzl Transplantation Institute, 3459 Fifth Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213; the Hospice of the Western Maryland Health System, 900 Seton Drive, Cumberland, MD 21502, or Friendship Haven Church, Williams Street, Cumberland, MD 21502.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Richard E. Alford (SS# issued in GA), last residence Cumberland, Allegany Co., MD.

            We included the obituaries of his mother, Dorothy Lanier Alford, and his brother Mack Furman Alford Jr. in the Georgia Obituaries compilation.

 

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ROBERT FULTON ALFORD

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—2 November 2002

 

            On October 31, 2002, Robert Fulton Alford, beloved husband of the late Kathleen Alford, dear brother of Thomas Alford and his wife, Margaret, Frances Berger and her husband, George, and the late Stanley Alford and his wife, Eleanor, passed away.

            A burial mass was held in Our Lady Queen Peace Church on Monday with interment following in Fork M.E. Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Fork United Methodist Church Cemetery, Fork, Baltimore Co., MD—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Charles Herr

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Robert F. Alford (SS# issued in MD) was born 22 Apr 1923, last residence Baltimore, MD.

            See the obituaries of his brother, Thomas H. Alford; his grandparents, William E. Alford and Sarah Eliza White Alford; and his great-grandparents James E. Alford and Mary Jane Edmundson Alford in this compilation.

            His lineage, from Family Trees at Ancestry.com: Robert Fulton 1923 MD1, William Stanley 1885 MD2, William E. 1854 MD3, James E. 1823 MD4, John 1800 MD5.

 

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ROSETTE BRASMAN ALFORD

Mother of Brenda Alford, AAFA #1076

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—Wednesday, 27 April 2005

 

            On April 26, 2005, peacefully at Holy Cross Hospital, Silver Spring, MD, Rosette Alford. Beloved wife of the late Rev. James A. Alford, Sr. and mother of Rosemary A. Whitehurst (Ronald), Harriette A. Meriwether, Dr. Jacquelyn A. Alford, James A. Alford Jr. and Brenda Alford; sister of Janet L. Avent.

            She is also survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, grandnieces, grandnephews; Maxine Frazier, a dedicated caregiver, and a host of other relatives and friends.

            On Thursday, April 28, 2005, friends are invited to call at Third Baptist Church, 917 Princess St., Alexandria, VA, from 10 a.m. until time of funeral services at 11 a.m.... Interment Bethel Cemetery, Alexandria, VA. Arrangements by Lewis Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rosette Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 9 May 1911, last residence Silver Spring, Montgomery Co., MD.

            See the obituary of her daughter Jacquelyn A. Alford in this compilation.

            Her husband’s lineage: James A. 1892 GA1, Charles 1858 GA2, James born in slavery3.

 

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SARAH ELIZA WHITE ALFORD

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—12 September 1935

 

            Alford—On September 9, 1935, Sarah E. (nee White), wife of the late William E. Alford.

            Services from her home, 325 North Fulton avenue, on Thursday morning at 11 o’clock….

 

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Photo from Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, MD—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Debbie

 

AAFA NOTES: Sarah was born 27 June 1857 in Pembroke Parish, Bermuda.

            See the obituaries of her husband, William E. Alford; daughter Martha Alford Dew; and grandsons Robert Fulton Alford, Thomas H. Alford, and William Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her granddaughter Gertrude Virginia Alford in New York Obituaries.

 

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SARAH ELLEN MURPHY ALFORD

 

DENTON JOURNAL

Denton, Caroline Co., MD—Saturday, 2 January 1932

 

FEDERALSBURG—Funeral services were held here Wednesday afternoon for Mrs. Sarah Ellen Alford, widow of Daniel Alford, of this town, who died Monday night [December 28] at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Howard Davis, at Easton, Md. Mrs. Alford, who was almost 81, had long been a resident of Federalsburg, where she lived until her husband’s death a few years ago.

            Besides her daughter, Mrs. Davis, she leaves three children, Mrs. William White and Winnie Alford, of this town, and Charles Alford, of Wilmington.

            The funeral service, held in Christ M.P. Church, was conducted by the Rev. W.A. Hearn, of Easton. Burial was in Hillcrest cemetery, here.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Daniel Alford Jr., which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and daughter Lola H. Alford White in this compilation.

 

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SHIRLEY BULLOCK ALFORD

 

THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT

Norfolk, VA—Wednesday, 20 June 2001

 

BALTIMORE—Shirley Alford, 64, departed this life, Saturday, June 16, 2001. Born March 19, 1937, in Tarboro, N.C., she was a native of Suffolk, Va., and a resident of Baltimore, Md., for the past 46 years. She retired from nursing at John Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore after 43 years of dedicated service.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her loving husband, James Alford of Baltimore; loving parents, Louis and Betty Bullock of Suffolk; four sisters, Mable Stills of Baltimore, Betty Bynum and husband Steve of Chesapeake, Gwendolyn Davis and husband Eugene of Hampton, Christine Mack and husband Jimmie of Newport News; seven brothers, Joe Louis Bullock of Philadelphia, Pa., David Bullock and wife Marjorie of Suffolk, Harvey Bullock of Norfolk, James Bullock and wife Mary of Warrenton, Michael Bullock and wife Elvira of Hampton, Kenneth Bullock and companion Grace Smolens of Reston, Steve Bullock of Portsmouth; mother-in-law, Dollie Alford of Durham, N.C.; brothers-in-law, Willie Alford and wife Sylvia of Baltimore, Eugene Alford and wife Lacey of Atlanta, Ga., William Brooks and wife Carrie and Eric Alford, both of Durham; sister-in-law, Dethis Alford of Durham; and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends who loved and cherished her dearly.

            The family will receive friends at 1106 Truman Road, Suffolk. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday at Canaan Baptist Church, Nansemond Parkway, Suffolk, with burial in the church cemetery. Crocker Funeral Home, Suffolk, is in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Shirley E. Alford (SS# issued in VA), last residence Baltimore, MD.

 

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SNOWDEN OSBORNE ALFRED

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—19 May 1999

 

            On May 13, 1999, Snowden Osborne Alfred loving wife of the late Joseph Weymon Alfred, devoted mother of Joseph Wayman Alfred and his wife Jan, Martha Lynn Alfred-King and her husband Darnell and Robert Whitcomb Alfred, cherished grandmother of Jill Ellen Wright, Joy Allison Alfred, Gregory Scott King, Joseph William Alfred, Christine Willis Johnson, Michelle Willis Delbail and the late Robert Carroll Alfred, beloved sister of Harold and Lowell Gene Osborne, Ruby Osborne Morgan, Geraldine Osborne Reynolds and the late Silis, Clyde and Arnold Osborne. Also survived by four great-grandchildren.

            Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Schimunek Funeral Home of Bel Air... with Eastern Star Service on Sunday at 7:30 P.M.... Interment Parkwood Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Snowden O. Alfred (SS# issued in MD) was born 29 Oct 1908, last residence not listed.

 

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STERLING GERALD ALFORD

 

Photo from Fort Lincoln Cemetery, Brentwood, Prince George’s Co., MD—www.findagrave.com

 

WASHINGTON TIMES

Washington, DC—1 July 1991

Included inAAFA ACTION, Spring 1995

 

            Sterling Gerald Alford, 72, retired chief of the Far East desk in the news division of Voice of America [VOA], died of a heart attack June 26 at Greater Southeast Community Hospital. He lived in Temple Hills.

            A native of Mer Rouge, La., Mr. Alford was the recipient of a teaching certificate from Grambling College, predecessor of Grambling State University.

            He was a teacher and principal of public schools in Mer Rouge before serving in the Army Air Forces during World War II. Mr. Alford, who saw combat in the China-India-Burma Theater, was the recipient of the Burma Star.

            After the war, Mr. Alford moved to Washington to attend Howard University. He graduated cum laude with a degree in education in 1946. In 1952, he received a master’s in journalism from American University.

            In 1955, Mr. Alford joined the U.S. Information Agency, VOA’s parent organization. The following year, he was promoted from copy clerk to news writer.

            Mr. Alford was deputy chief of VOA’s Far East news desk before being named desk chief in 1969.

            During his career at VOA, Mr. Alford played major roles in the agency’s reporting on the Cuban Missile Crisis and the Vietnam War. In the 1960s, he also covered White House conferences on aging and youth. He retired in 1984.

            Mr. Alford won Capital Press Club awards in 1965 and in 1974. He wrote “Famous First Blacks,” a historical reference book on the accomplishments of blacks, published by Vantage Press.

            He was a longtime member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and an elder at Church of the Redeemer Presbyterian in Washington.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife of 39 years, Thelma Alford; two daughters, Geraldine Alford of Trenton, N.J., and Linda Alford-Moore of Temple Hills; a brother, Tesla Alford of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Florida Evans of Grambling, La., and Myrtle Bradford of Las Vegas, Nev.

            Services will be held 11 a.m. tomorrow at Church of the Redeemer Presbyterian with burial in Fort Lincoln Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Thelma Brown Alford; and daughter Linda Lorraine Alford Moore in this compilation.

 

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THELMA BROWN ALFORD

 

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WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—Friday, 4 May 2007

 

            Thelma B. Alford—On Sunday, April 29, 2007. Beloved mother of Dr. Linda Alford-Moore (Kevin). She is also survived by step-daughter, Geraldine Alford; two brothers, Carl (Thelma) and Oscar Brown; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

            The late Mrs. Alford will lie in state at the Church of the Redeemer, Presbyterian, 1423 Girard St., N.E., Saturday, May 5 from 10 a.m. until services at 11 a.m.... Interment Fort Lincoln Cemetery. Services by Stewart.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Sterling Gerald Alford; and daughter Linda Lorraine Alford Moore in this compilation.

            Her Find A Grave memorial lists her birth on 6 Aug 1926 in Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL, and her death on 27 Apr 1007 in Mitchellville, Prince George’s Co., MD.

 

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THOMAS H. ALFORD, SR.

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—17 January 2003

 

            On January 15, 2003, Thomas H. Alford, Sr., beloved husband of Margaret (nee Fiorino); loving father of Margaret L. Alford, Thomas H. Alford Jr. and wife Deborah, Mary F. Bush, George S. Alford and Joseph M. Jones, and the late Dorothy Doris Knill, father-in-law of the late Gary Bush; cherished grandfather of Joan M. Knill, Jennifer A. Kopajtic, Christina M. Alford and Ryan M. Alford; great grandfather of Christian M. Knill and Hailey R. Sichette; dear brother of Frances M. Berger and husband George W. Berger.

            Funeral Service at the family owned Joseph N. Zannino Jr. Funeral Home, 263 S. Conkling St. (at Gough) on Saturday at 10 A.M., with Mass of Resurrection at Shrine of the Little Flower Church at 11 A.M. Interment Gardens of Faith Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Thomas H. Alford (SS# issued in MD) was born 3 Oct 1927, last residence Baltimore, MD.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Margaret A. Fiorino Alford; brother, Robert Fulton Alford; his grandparents, William E. Alford and Sarah Eliza White Alford; and his great-grandparents James E. Alford and Mary Jane Edmundson Alford in this compilation.

            His lineage, from Family Trees at Ancestry.com: Thomas H. 1927 MD1, William 1885 MD2, William E. 18543, James E. 1823 MD4, John 1800 MD5.

 

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THOMAS MICHAEL HALFORD

 

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BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—22 January 2013

 

            On January 20, 2013, Thomas Michael Halford of Catonsville; loving father of Erica Ledford and her husband Jim, Thomas Halford and his fiancée Alison Stem and Grant Halford. Dear brother of William Halford; cherished grandfather of Caroline Ledford.

            He was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Josephine Halford.

            Family will receive friends at Sterling Ashton Schwab Witzke Funeral Home of Catonsville, Inc., 1630 Edmondson Ave., Catonsville, MD 21228 on Thursday, January 24, 2013 from 3 to 5pm and 7 to 9pm, where funeral services will be at 4pm. Those desiring may send contributions to the BARCS, www.baltimoreanimalshelter.org....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Thomas M. Halford (SS# issued in MD) was born 28 Feb 1948, last residence not listed.

            His obituary at the funeral home includes over 60 photos.

 

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VICTORIA ALFORD DRISCOLL

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—Monday, 23 April 2001

 

            On Saturday, April 21, 2001, Victoria Alford Driscoll, of Damascus, Maryland, passed away. Funeral services were held on Wednesday, April 25, at the Olin L. Molesworth Funeral Home. Interment was private.

            She was the daughter of Bertha C. Alford and the late Andrew Alford. Her husband, John W. Driscoll; daughters Elizabeth and Amanda Driscoll; brothers Charles, Robert, Tom, and Dick Alford survive her.

 

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BEACON JOURNAL

Akron, Summit Co., OH—Tuesday, 24 April 2001

 

            Mrs. Victoria Alford Driscoll, 50, of Damascus, Md., died Saturday, April 21, 2001 at her home.

            Born on Dec. 23, 1950 in Barberton [Summit Co.], she was the daughter of Bertha C. Alford of Ohio and the late Andrew Alford. She was the wife of John W. Driscoll and will be loved and remembered by her family and those she touched.

            Surviving in addition to her husband are two daughters, Elizabeth Anne Driscoll and Amanda Lynette Driscoll, both of Damascus, Md.; four brothers, Charles Alford of Centerville, Ohio, Robert Alford of Sykesville, Md., Tom Alford of Middleton, N.Y., and Dick Alford of Barberton. Also remembered by a special friend, Beulah Travis.

            Family will receive friends tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. at their home, 24009 Jockey Club Terrace, Damascus, Md. Memorial services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Olin L. Molesworth P.A. Funeral Home, 26401 Ridge Road, Damascus, Maryland 20872. Interment will be private. (Molesworth Funeral Home, 301-253-2138.)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Victoria A. Driscoll (SS# issued in OH) was born 23 Dec 1950, last residence Damascus, Montgomery Co., MD.

            We included the obituaries of her parents, Andrew Jackson Alford and Bertha Margaret Cihlar Alford, in Ohio Obituaries.

 

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VIVIAN ALFORD MEETZE

 

FREDERICK POST

Frederick, Frederick Co., MD—Tuesday, 20 June 2000

 

            Mrs. Vivian Alford Meetze, 91, formerly of Princeton, New Jersey, died Sunday, June 18, at the Sunrise Assisted Living Home, Frederick. Funeral services were held at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.

            Born May 13, 1909, in Batesburg, South Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Napoleon and Maude Bates Alford.

            Her husband of 59 years, Brig. Gen. Adam Watts Meetze, U.S. Army Ret., died on January 3, 1989. During her marriage, she accompanied him on military assignments in the United States and France retiring to Princeton in 1963.

            Also preceding her in death was her son, Robert Yost Meetze in 1994 and one brother, Col. John Calhoun Alford, U.S. Army Ret.

            Survivors include her son, Maj. Gen. Henry W. Meetze, U.S. Army Ret. and his wife MaryAnn of Frederick; one daughter-in-law, Leda D. Meetze of Sarasota, Florida; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, David McInturff

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Vivian A. Meetze (SS# issued in VA), last residence Frederick, Frederick Co., MD.

            We included the obituary of her brother John Calhoun Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            Her parents were Napoleon Alford and Maude Bates.

            For more information on this family, see Known Descendants of Elizabeth Harrell Alford, born July 1818 SC [the name of Elizabeth’s husband is not known].

            Her lineage: Vivian 1909 SC1, Napoleon 1878 SC2, Calhoun 1850 SC3.

 

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WILLIAM ALLEN ALFORD

 

DENTON JOURNAL

Denton, Caroline Co., MD—Saturday, 21 February 1931

 

            The funeral of William A. Alford, who died early Friday morning [February 20] at his home, in Federalsburg, will be held at the home tomorrow (Sunday) afternoon at three o’clock. The burial will be in Hillcrest cemetery.

 

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Photos from Hillcrest Cemetery, Federalsburg, Caroline Co., MD—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dee H

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his children Effie B. Alford, Leon Allen Alford, Oscar Alford, and William Howard Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: William Allen 1855 MD1, William 1827 MD2, Daniel 1799 MD3, Charles 1769 MD4.

 

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WILLIAM E. ALFORD

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—Saturday, 19 January 1918

 

STROKE FATAL TO W.E. ALFORD

GAS FIXTURE DEALER SUCCUMBS TO PARALYSIS

 

            William E. Alford, for the last 20 years in the gas and electric fixture business in this city, died last night at his home, 325 North Fulton avenue, following an illness of one week. Mr. Alford was stricken with paralysis last Saturday in his place of business, and his condition had been precarious ever since.

            Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Sarah E. Alford; a daughter, Mrs. Albert G. Dew; two sons, Edward T.W. and W. Stanley Alford; three brothers, the Rev. S.M. Alford and James H. and Harry C. Alford; two sisters, Mrs. W.T. Matthews and Mrs. W.W. Dunbracco [Ella, Mrs. William W.], and three grandchildren.

            Mr. Alford was a member of Harlem Park Methodist Episcopal Church, on the board of directors of the Home for the Aged of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and a member of the Royal Arcanum, the Heptasophs, the Patriotic Sons of America and the National Union. Before engaging in business for himself he was connected for 30 years with the old firm of C.Y. Davidson of this city.

 

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BALTIMORE AMERICAN

Baltimore, MD—Monday, 21 January 1918

 

            The funeral services of William E. Alford, who died at his home, 325 North Fulton avenue on Saturday night [sic: Friday], will take place from his home this afternoon at 3:30 o’clock and will be in charge of Rev. Dr. J.C. Nicholson, pastor of Harlem Park Methodist Episcopal Church.

 

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Photos from Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, MD—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Debbie

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Sarah Eliza White Alford; daughter Martha Alford Dew; parents, James E. Alford and Mary Jane Edmundson Alford; grandsons Robert Fulton Alford, Thomas H. Alford, and William Alford; and brothers Frank T. Alford and George C. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his granddaughter Gertrude Virginia Alford in New York Obituaries.

            His lineage: William E. MD 18541, James E. 1823 MD2, John 1800 MD3.

 

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WILLIAM E. ALFORD, JR.

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—14 January 1907

 

            Died—Alford—Suddenly, on January 12, 1907, William E., Jr., infant son of Margaret V. and Edw. T.W. Alford, No. 409 North Fulton avenue.

 

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Photo from Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, MD—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Debbie

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his grandparents, William E. Alford and Sarah Eliza White Alford; and his great-grandfather, James E. Alford in this compilation.

            His lineage: William 1907 MD1, Edward T.W. 1877 MD2, William E. 18543, James E. 1823 MD4, John 1800 MD5.

 

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WILLIAM HOWARD ALFORD

 

DENTON JOURNAL

Denton, Caroline Co., MD—Saturday, 28 September 1918

 

            In sad but loving remembrance of our dear son, Howard Alford, who departed this life September 18, 1918, aged 17 years, 3 month and 17 days…. —Father and Mother

 

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Photo from Hillcrest Cemetery, Federalsburg, Caroline Co., MD—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dee H

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, William Allen Alford; and siblings Effie B. Alford, Oscar Alford, and Leon Allen Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: William Howard 1901 MD1, William Allen 1855 MD2, William 1827 MD3, Daniel 1799 MD4, Charles 1769 MD5.

 

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WILLIAM LEMAITRE ALFORD

 

BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—3 May 1918

 

            Died—Alford—On May 1, 1918, William Le Maitre, in his 10th year, beloved son of William Stanley and Edith Le Maitre Alford.

            The relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services at his late residence, No. 325 North Fulton avenue, on Saturday, May 4, at 10:30 A.M. Interment (private) in Greenmount Cemetery.

 

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BALTIMORE SUN

Baltimore, MD—3 May 1918

 

Automobilist Is Exonerated

 

            That the death of William I. Alford, 9 years old, son of Mr. and Mrs. William S. Alford, 325 North Fulton avenue, who died Wednesday night after he was struck near his home by an automobile driven by William H. Camp, 13 West Franklin street, resulted from an unavoidable accident, was the verdict last night of a jury of inquest conducted by Coroner Fenton, at the Southwestern Police Station. Camp was exonerated from blame in connection with the boy’s death and was released.

 

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Photo from Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, MD—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Debbie

 

AAFA NOTES: In 1910, William F. Alford, age 1-6/12, is listed in Baltimore with his parents, William S. Alford, age 24, and Edith, age 26. All were born in Maryland.

 

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WILLIE ALFORD

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—Thursday, 14 June 2007

 

 

            On June 11, 2007, at Holy Cross Hospital, Willie went home to be with the Lord. Beloved father of Betty Alford, James W. Alford, Delores Lanier (deceased), Gerald Jones, David Alford (deceased) and Gwendolyn Williams. He is also survived by two sisters Ada Pernelle and Mattie Simmons. Siblings preceded in death three sisters Dradey, Jeanette and Lottie; four brothers Johnell, Leo, James Edward and Reedy. He also leaves to mourn one devoted niece Ella Francis; one daughter-in-law, 16 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, two grandsons-in-law, one granddaughter-in-law, and a host of other relatives and friends.

            Services will be held at Pope Funeral Home, 5538 Marlboro Pike, Forestville [Prince George’s Co.], MD, viewing from 10 a.m. until time of service 11 a.m. Interment immediately after at Harmony Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Willie Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 25 Feb 1920, last residence Silver Spring, Montgomery Co., MD.