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1/13/2016 – Checked Alford (matched against Find A Grave memorials) – Orleans Co.

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1/12/2016 – Checked GenealogyBank Alford 1980-1990 (2 obits)

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1/12/2016 – Checked GenealogyBank Alvord 1980-1990 (5 obits)

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1/12/2016 – Checked GenealogyBank Alvord 1996-1998 (4 obits)

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1/12/2016 – Checked GenealogyBank Allford all years (0 obits)

 

10/15/2012 – Checked GenealogyBank Halford all years (35 obits)

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NEW YORK 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 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: 19 MARCH 2016

 

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The families of some of the subjects of these New York obituaries are represented in genealogies AAFA has published on this website, so we are referring readers to them for more information.

 

*AAFA’s Online Published Genealogies:

 

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

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

 

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

 

3. Known Descendants of Consider Alford, b. 1778 England – d. New York

 

 

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ADA BERNIECE PULTZ ALFRED

 

Alfred, Floyd 1946

Floyd William Alfred and Ada Berniece Pultz Alfred, 1946

Photo from Ruth Pultz’s Pultz Family Tree (Ancestry) – permission xxx requested 1/9/2016 – again 1/26/2016

 

THE OBSERVER-DISPATCH

Utica, Oneida Co., NY—26 August 2013

 

NEW HARTFORD—Ada B. Alfred, 96, passed away on August 25, 2013, at the Presbyterian Home.

            She was born on February 7, 1917, in Clyde, N.Y., to the late Daniel and Ruberta Waldorf Pultz, and received her education in Port Byron schools.

            On December 4, 1934, Ada and Floyd W. Alfred were united in marriage in Utica, a loving union of 59 years until his death on March 27, 1994.

            Ada was a loving wife and mother who, instead of working outside the home, dedicated her time to the raising of her family.

            She is survived by her daughter, Gloria Dastoli, of Lake Geneva, WI; her two sons and daughters-in-law, Lee and Betty Alfred, of Utica, and Alan and Joanne Alfred, of New Hartford; her sisters, Vada Bullock, of FL, and June Seamons, of Port Byron, NY; her seven grandchildren, Suzanne and Randy LaFave, Stephen Alfred, Robert Alfred, Christine Brooks, Eric Alfred, Dean and Connie Dastoli and Debra Reiger; ten great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

            She was predeceased by her sister, Laura Rosecrans; her brothers, Glenn, Raymond, Kenneth and Gilbert Pultz; and her son-in-law, Frank Dastoli.

            Calling hours will be today from 5-7 at the Smith Funeral Home, 3022 Oneida St., Sauquoit.

            Graveside services will be Wednesday morning at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Port Byron, NY.

            Her family would like to thank the Presbyterian Home, especially the Maple Wing staff, for the outstanding care Ada received during her stay there.

            Please consider donations in her name to either the American Cancer Society (www.cancer.org) or the Stevens-Swan Humane Society (www.stevens-swan.org).

            To view Ada’s online memorial, please go to www.smith-funeralhome.com.

 

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Photo from Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Port Byron, Cayuga Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Karen Moore

Photo taken in 2010

 

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

            From Pultz Family Tree (Ancestry): Ada was the daughter of Daniel Edward Pultz (1885–1971) and his first wife, Ruberta Waldorf (1891–1985). She married Floyd William Alfred 5 Dec 1934 in Utica, Oneida Co., NY. Floyd was the son of William L. Alfred (1892–1943) and Mary Madigan (1894–1921).

            Her husband’s ALFRED lineage: Floyd William 1915 NY1, William L. 1892 NY2, George W. 1869 NY3, Henry 1842 NY4.

 

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ALAN SCOTT ALVORD

 

[He died in CA, probably visiting, but we are including his obituary here because NY was his home.]

 

DAILY GAZETTE

Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY—Thursday, 31 October 2002

 

SARATOGA SPRINGS [Saratoga Co.]—Alan S. Alvord, 40, of Nelson Ave., died unexpectedly Monday, October 28, 2002 in Vista, CA.

            Born on January 12, 1962 in Schenectady, he was a 1980 graduate of Saratoga Springs High School. He attended, and graduated from Modern Welding in Schenectady, and worked as a welder and mechanic for many years. Currently employed at Mohr’s Service Center on Washington Street as a mechanic, he was an avid hunter and NASCAR enthusiast. He especially loved his three dogs.

            He is survived by his mother and stepfather, Norma (Vidaurri) Schyberg and Eugene Schyberg of Greenfield Center; three brothers, Todd Alvord of Galway, Michael Alvord of Greenfield Center, and Darrell Alvord of Middle Grove; his maternal grandfather, Fernando Vidaurri of Vista, CA; his girlfriend and companion, Jennifer Finnigan of Saratoga Springs, and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.

            He was predeceased by his father, Richard Alvord, who died in 1994 and his maternal grandmother, Sally Vidaurri, who died October 16, 2002.

            Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the William J. Burke & Sons/Bussing & Cunniff Funeral Homes, 628 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs.

            Services will be held at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. The Reverend Daniel Sears, pastor of the Victory Bible Baptist Church will officiate.

            Burial will follow in Middle Grove Cemetery, Middle Grove, NY.

            Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, Northeastern New York area, 440 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205.

 

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

            From Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Ancestry): Alan Scott Alvord was born 12 Jan 1962 in Schenectady, NY.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Alan Scott 1962 NY1, Richard Edward 1941 NY2, Dorian E. 1915 NY3, Charles Augustus 1887 PA4, Dory Willis 1857 PA5, James Boyd 1827 PA6, Zenas 1789 CT7, Seth 1754 CT8, Seth 1714 MA9, Thomas 1683 MA10, Thomas 1653 CT11, Alexander 1627 England12, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England13.

 

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ALICE DAVIS ALFORD

 

SYRACUSE HERALD-JOURNAL

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Thursday, 28 May 1992

 

            Alice Alford, 58, of 2114 Midland Ave., Syracuse, died Tuesday [May 26] at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Dillon, S.C., and lived in Syracuse 27 years. She was formerly employed with Pass & Seymour Co.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, Syracuse.

            Surviving are her husband, Cephus; five daughters, Martha Buckingham of Chicago, Helen Evans of Cato, and Alice Alford, Donna Delee and Betty Alford, all of Syracuse; two sons, Robert and Albert Alford, both of Syracuse; her mother, Annie Mae Davis of Dillon; six sisters, Esther Davis of Springfield, Mass., Grace Carmichael of New Haven, Conn., Sara Bridgett of New York City, and Mattie Mason, Helen Reaves and Rener McFadden, all of Syracuse; four brothers, Willie, Leroy, James and Rufus Davis, all of Syracuse; 17 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

            Services are at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church. Burial is in Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse.

            Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Edwin L. Cole Funeral Home, 2104 S. Salina St., Syracuse.

 

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Photo from Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Diane LM

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alice Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 16 Feb 1934, last residence Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Cephus Alford; and her son Robert “Rabbit” Alford in this compilation.

 

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ALICE J. ALFRED

 

THE CITIZEN

Auburn, Cayuga Co., NY—Friday, 2 February 2007

 

PORT BYRON [Cayuga Co.]—Alice Alfred, 77, of King Street, Port Byron, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007, at her home.

            Alice was the daughter of Floyd and Rose Conley Alfred. She was a lifelong resident of the Port Byron area. She was employed at Van”s Bakery in Auburn for more than 25 years. She later worked as a bus driver for the Port Byron school system for many years.

            She is survived by sisters, Mary Jane Campanello, Betty Clancy, Rose Ann Emerson and Hazel Alfred, and a special nephew, Floyd Deleo, all of Auburn; also many nieces and nephews.

            Friends may call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 3, at the Audioun Funeral Home, 218 Main St., Port Byron. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m., at the funeral home. Spring burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Port Byron....

 

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Photo from Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Port Byron, Cayuga Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Karen Alfred

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alice J. Alfred (SS# issued in NY) was born 6 June 1929, last residence Port Byron, Cayuga Co., NY.

            See the obituary of her sister-in-law Hazel Lackey Alfred in this compilation.

 

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ALICE L. ALFORD WILLIAMS

 

Pic - Williams Family - 1924

Photo from joev0427’s Valentino-Kicinski Tree (Ancestry) - permission xxx requested 1/10/2016 – again 2/27/2016

 

EVENING PRESS

Binghamton, Broome Co., NY—14 November 1962

 

            Alice A. Williams, 76, 24 Houston Ave., Middletown, N.Y., died Nov. 13 in the Horton Memorial Hospital, Middletown, after a long illness.

            She was born Feb. 17, 1886, the daughter of Alfred [sic: Frederick Alford] and Eliza Griswold. She was married in New York City in 1912 to Fred Williams, who died February, 1954. She was a member of the First Congregational Church, Middletown.

            She is survived by a son, F. Allen Williams, Binghamton, president of the Fairplay Carmel Co. [sic: Fair Play Caramels], Johnson City; two grandchildren, F. Allen, Jr. and Ronald B., both of Binghamton.

            The body was removed to the Applebee Funeral Home, 11 Orchard St., Middletown, N.Y….

            The funeral will be held from the First Congregational Church of Middletown, Friday at 2 p.m…. Burial will be in Wallkill Cemetery, Philipsburg, N.Y.

            Contributions may be made to the cancer Fund.

FAG photo requested 1/10/2016

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her father, Frederick R. Alford, in this compilation.

            Her lineage: Alice L. 1886 NY1, Frederick R. 1852 England2.

 

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ALICE SISSOM BEN VANSCOY ALFORD

 

PRESS & SUN-BULLETIN

Binghamton, Broome Co., NY—Monday, 8 October 2007

 

ALICE V. ALFORD OF OGDENSBURG, N.Y.

 

            Graveside services for Alice V. Alfred [sic], age 85, of Caroline Street, Ogdensburg [St. Lawrence Co., NY], will be held at the convenience of the family at Chenango Valley Cemetery in Fenton, New York. Arrangements are with Frary Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Alford passed away after a lengthy illness Thursday afternoon, October 4, 2007, at her home with her family at her side.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by three sons, Charles Alford Jr. and his wife, Jane Smithers, Morristown, Gary Alford, Attorney and his wife, Sharon, Ogdensburg, and Jeffery Alford, Little Falls, N.Y.; ten grandchildren, many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and one sister, Alberta Fredericks, Port Crane, New York.

            She was predeceased by her adoptive parents, Grant and Myra Ben.

            Mrs. Alford was born November 22, 1921 in Johnson City, New York, the daughter of Albert and Winifred Hull Sissom. She graduated from North High in Binghamton, N.Y. She attended business school in Binghamton. She first married Floyd VanScoy. He was killed during WWII. She then married Charles R. Alford on October 8, 1947 in Binghamton, he passed away in 1994.

            Mrs. Alford first worked for Ross Brown and later for Mahlon Clemens, both Attorneys at Law. She retired from Lee Hospital in Sydney, N.Y., where she was principal payroll account clerk for many years. Her hobbies included golf, bowling, Scrabble, crossword puzzles. She was an avid reader.

            Donations may be made in her memory to Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley and Ogdensburg Public Library.

 

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Photo from Chenango Valley Cemetery, Binghamton, Broome Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bob Blakeslee

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Alice V. Alford (SS# issued in NY), last residence Ogdensburg, Saint Lawrence Co., NY.

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

 

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ALMA M. ALFORD

 

BUFFALO NEWS

Buffalo, Erie Co., NY—8 December 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

            Alford, Alma M.—Of Buffalo, NY, October 30, 1996. Burial at Mt. Hope Cemetery, West Seneca [Erie Co.], NY on Monday at 1PM. Arrangements by Link-Fox Co. Inc. Funeral Home.....

FAG photo requested 3/2/2016

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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ANGELINA L. WARREN ALFORD

 

JOURNAL AND REPUBLICAN

Lowville, Lewis Co., NY—Wednesday, 10 May 1876

 

            At the residence of her son-in-law, George Holmes, Esq., in New Bremen, April 12, 1876, Mrs. Angeline L. Alford, in her 62nd year.

            Mrs. Alford’s maiden name was Angeline Warren, and she was born in Burlington, Otsego county, N.Y., May 9, 1814. Nineteen years ago she joined the Presbyterian church in Turin, having previously given her heart to the Saviour, and continued a member of this church until she joined the church triumphant. During all these years she was a faithful, earnest and devoted Christian, having not only the form, but possessing the power of godliness in her heart, and was indeed a “living epistle,” read and known to all men. Hers was not a simple profession, but a real enjoyment of the hopes and pleasures of religion. In reply to her pastor, who conversed with her a short time before she entered the dark valley, she said, “It is all bright on the other side.” And so she passed away from the world of toil, and conflict, and disappointment and suffering, to dwell forever in the mansion of eternal rest. May loved ones meet her there.

 

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Photo from Turin Cemetery, Turin, Lewis Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Charles Herr

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her daughter Esther Ann Alford Holmes in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Carlton Duane Alford in California Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Duane D. 1811 MA1, Abner 1767 MA2, Elijah 1732 CT3, Josiah 1696 CT4, Josiah 1649 CT5, Benedict 1619 England6, Thomas 1575 England7.

 

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ANITA DARLENE BRADSHAW ALFORD

 

DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE

Rochester, Monroe Co., NY—13 March 2002

 

            Anita Alford passed away on March 8, 2002. Services were held on Thursday at the Church of the Covenant, 159 Alexander Street.

            Her husband, Wendell, children, Jerome Blocker II and Winnie Alford, her mother, Winnie Bradshaw, sisters, Mary McToy, Renee Bradshaw-Moye, Sandra Bradshaw, and Jamilla Davel-Bradshaw survive her.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Anita D. Bradshaw Alf? [last name as shown] (SS# issued in NY) was born 8 Nov 1961, last residence Rochester, Monroe Co., NY.

            From Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Ancestry): Anita Darlene Bradshaw Alford, black, was born 8 Nov 1959 [different than SSDI] in Rochester, Monroe Co., NY, and died 8 March 2002.

 

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ANN MARIA HONEYWELL ALFORD

 

NEW YORK HERALD

New York, NY—Wednesday, 9 January 1878

 

DIED

 

            Alford—Ann Maria, wife of Edwin M. Alford, in the 73rd year of her age.

            Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral, from her late residence, No. 408 Graham av., Brooklyn, E.D., on Wednesday, 9th inst., at half-past one P.M.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Edwin Madison Alford Sr., in this compilation.

 

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ANNA I. CURTIS HALFORD

 

DAILY TIMES

Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY—Friday, 26 December 1997

 

            A Potsdam woman was killed when the car in which she was a passenger lost control on an icy road and smashed into a telephone pole, St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies said.

            Anna I. Halford, 78, was pronounced dead on arrival at Canton-Potsdam Hospital Wednesday, deputies said.

            Her husband, Everette C. Halford, 75, was driving, deputies said. He was admitted to the hospital with several broken ribs. A nursing supervisor said he was in stable condition Thursday.

            The accident occurred about 2 p.m. as Everette Halford was traveling east on state Route 72. His 1989 Pontiac Bonneville spun sideways on the snow- and slush-covered highway, crossed the median and struck a telephone pole on the passenger’s side.

 

In another article:

 

DAILY TIMES

Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY—Monday, 29 December 1997

 

            The funeral for Anna C. Halford, 78, Route 72, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the United Methodist Church with the Rev. Samuel K. Davis, pastor, officiating. Spring burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Parishville.

            Mrs. Halford died Tuesday [December 23] from injuries sustained in an automobile accident on Route 72.

            Calling hours will be from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Seymour Funeral Home.

            She was a homemaker.

            Born May 30, 1919, in Ticonderoga, a daughter of George W. and Katherine Bevins Curtis, she was a 1937 graduate of Ticonderoga High School. She married Everett C. Halford on Oct. 12, 1943, at the home of her parents in Ticonderoga with the Rev. Clifford Eugate officiating.

            She was a member and past president and treasurer of the United Methodist Women and a member of the United Methodist Church, St. Lawrence County Branch of the American Association of Retired Persons and Tom Serabian Support Group for people with acquired immune deficiency syndrome and their parents. She enjoyed baking.

            Surviving besides her husband are a son, Robert J., Winthrop; a daughter, Mrs. Richard (Pamela) Gilbert, Ogdensburg; a sister, Grace Trombley, Ticonderoga; four grandchildren, a great-granddaughter and four nephews.

            Contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church Memorial Fund or Hospice of St. Lawrence Valley for use locally by people living with AIDS.

 

In another article:

 

DAILY TIMES

Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY—Saturday, 6 June 1998

 

            A graveside service for Anna C. Halford, 78, Route 72, wife of Everett C. Halford, will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Chapel Hill Cemetery, Parishville, with the Rev. Samuel K. Davis officiating.

            Mrs. Halford died Dec. 23 from injuries suffered in an automobile accident near Parishville.

            Arrangements are with Seymour Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Anna C. Halford (SS# issued in NY), last residence Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., NY.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Everett Charles Halford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her son Donald Halford in this compilation.

 

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ANNE SERENA ALFORD

 

NEW YORK HERALD

New York, NY—Friday, 22April 1870

 

DIED

 

            On Wednesday [April 20], Anne Serena, only daughter of Edwin M. and Fannie A. Alford, Jr., aged 5 years, 8 months and 6 days.

            The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, this (Friday) afternoon, at two o’clock, from the residence of her parents, No. 129 Ainslie street, Brooklyn, E.D.

 

AAFA NOTES: Anne was the daughter of Edwin Madison Alford Jr. and Frances Cornell.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Anne Serena 1864 NY1, Edwin Madison 1834 NY2, Edwin Madison 1807 NY3, Consider 1778 England4.

 

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ANNIE PEARL VAUGHN ALFORD

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Sunday, 18 November 2012

 

 

            Annie Pearl Alford, 90, of Syracuse, departed this life Monday [November 12] at James Square Nursing Home.

            She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church.

            She leaves to cherish her memory her four nieces, Frances Tigner, Annie Martin and Cathy (Rev. Christopher) Harrell, all of Syracuse, NY, and Minister Odie (John) Jenkins of Birmingham, AL; sister-in-law Velma Thomas of Syracuse, NY; caring great-niece Deaconess Grace (John) Thomas of Syracuse, NY; and a host of many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, including her Bethany Baptist Church family.

            Calling hour will be Monday from 11 a.m. to noon at Bethany Baptist Church, 149 Beattie St., with funeral services to follow at noon.

            Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Garland Bros. Funeral Home – www.garlandbrosfh.com.

 

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Photo from Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Diane LM

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie P. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 11 Apr 1922, last residence not listed.

            On the 1940 census, Cusseta, Chambers Co., AL, Annie Pearl Vaughn, age 17 born AL, is living with her mother, Mattie Vaughn, 60, and her brother Nathaniel Vaughn’s family.

            Her Find A Grave memorial identifies her parents as Jacob Vaughn & Mattie Durr.

 

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ARMOND ARNOLD ALFORD

 

OGDENSBURG JOURNAL

Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence Co., NY—Friday, 4 December 1982

 

COLTON—Funeral services for Armond Arnold Alford, 76, of R.D. 1, Colton, will be held on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Buck Funeral Home in Colton, the Rev. Gordon Forward, pastor of the Church of the Nazarene of Potsdam, officiating. Burial arrangements are incomplete at this time.

            Calling hours at the funeral home will be today from 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.

            Mr. Alford died at 4:15 a.m. today (Dec. 3, 1982) at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital, where he had been a patient since Nov. 20.

            Surviving are his wife, Margaret; three daughters, Mrs. Everett (Margaret) Bradley of Colton, Mrs. Dorothy Cooper of Star Lake, and Mrs. John (Gale) Rogers of Chippewa Bay; a sister, Minnie Todd of Canton; and nine grandchildren.

            Mr. Alford was born on June 15, 1906 in Colton, the son of Fred and Martha Caughie Alford.

            He married Margaret Dorothy on April 7, 1928.

            Mr. Alford was retired and had been employed as a traveling operator for Niagara Mohawk.

 

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Photo from Riverside Cemetery, Hannawa Falls, St. Lawrence Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Anne Cady

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Armond Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 15 June 1906, last residence Colton, Saint Lawrence Co. NY.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Margaret L. Dorothy Alford; daughter Dorothy Alford Cooper; and mother, Martha Caughey Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Armond Arnold 1906 NY1, Fred H. 1869 NY2, William Arnold 1833 NY3, Arnold 1804 VT4, Arnold 1780 CT5, Eliphalet 1753 CT6, Job 1708 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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ARTHUR MOODY ALVORD, SR.

 

[He died in CT, but we are including his obituary here because his home was in NY.]

 

NEW YORK TIMES

New York City, NY—Wednesday, 2 November 1955

 

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., Nov. 1—Arthur M. Alvord of 240 Hamilton Avenue [New Rochelle], president of Alvord & Swift, a heating and air conditioning company in Grand Central Terminal, New York, died today in a hospital at New Haven, Conn. His age was 78. He had suffered a heart attack Saturday at the Yale-Dartmouth football game in the Yale Bowl.

            Mr. Alvord was a former president of the Wykagyl Country Club here and of the Engineers Club of New York.

            Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Eva Gertrude McConnell Alvord; two daughters, Mrs. Marion Tunney and Mrs. William I. Jackson; a son, Arthur M. Alvord Jr. and a sister, Mrs. Norman R. Clarke.

 

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Photo from Winsted Old Burying Ground, Winsted, Litchfield Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, P Welch

 

            We included the obituary of his son Arthur Moody Alvord Jr. in Connecticut Obituaries.

            Arthur was born in Winsted, Litchfield Co., CT, 21 Oct 1877 and married Eva Gertrude McConnell in New York, NY. When A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord by Samuel Morgan Alvord was published in 1908, Arthur Sr. was the managing director of the Frank Dobson Co. heating and ventilating contractors, New York City. He and Eva had two children mentioned in the book: Marion born 7 Nov 1902, and Gertrude born 27 July 1907.

            In 1920 the family is in New Rochelle Ward 4 (District 133), Westchester Co., NY, dwelling #116: Arthur M. Alvord, occupation illegible, age 42 b. CT (parents b. CT and England); his wife Eva 41 NY; and children, all b. NY: Marion 17, Gertrude 12, and Arthur (looks like Anthony) M. 9.

            In 1930 they are still in New Rochelle (District 263), dwelling #366: Arthur M. Alvord, heating engineer, age 53 b. CT (parents b. CT and England); his wife Gertrude E. 52 b. NY; son Arthur M.J. (possibly Jr.) 19 NY, student at Princeton; and a servant from Ireland.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Arthur Moody 1877 CT1, Theodore Watson 1848 CT2, Charles 1819 CT3, James Hall 1781 CT4, Ruel 1750 CT5, Seth 1714 MA6, Thomas 1683 MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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ASAHEL ALFORD, JR.

 

Source: Franklin B. Hough, HISTORY OF LEWIS COUNTY IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK (Albany, NY: Munsell & Rowland, 1860), p. 224

 

            The only capital execution that has hitherto occurred in Lewis county, was that of Lawrence McCarthy, for the murder of his father-in-law, Asahel Alford of this town, Nov. 15, 1838. Mr. A. had been living with McCarthy some time, and a difficulty had been known to exist between them. One day when the two were alone, the murderer approached his victim while writing, and killed him with an axe, drew him with a horse by a chain fastened around his legs to an unfrequented spot in the woods, buried him slightly with stones and brush and returned. A snow soon covered the trail, but suspicions led to a successful search, and “Larry” (as he was commonly called) was indicted for murder on the 13th of December, tried on the 13th of June, before Judge Gridley, and hung in the court room at Martiusburgh on the 1st of August, 1839.

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of his granddaughter Eliza Jane Alford Young in Nebraska Obituaries.

            Asahel was born 27 Jan 1787 in Becket, Bertshire Co., MA. He married Anna Austin.

            Lawrence McCarthy was the second husband of Asahel’s daughter Lydia. Her first husband, Shadrick Hulbert, was the father of her 8 children.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Asahel 1787 MA1, Asahel 1760 MA2, Elijah 1732 CT3, Josiah 1696 CT4, Josiah 1649 CT5, Benedict 1619 England6, Thomas 1575 England7.

 

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AUDREY AILEEN SCRIBNER CRAWFORD ALVORD

 

Photo from Syracuse Herald, 18 June 1939

Wedding to her first husband

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Wednesday, 16 June 1999

 

            Services for Audrey Alvord of Hamilton, who died Feb. 26, are 11 a.m. June 26 in Woodlawn Cemetery, Hamilton. No calling hours. Burgess Funeral Home, Hamilton, has arrangements.

 

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Photo from Woodlawn Cemetery, Hamilton, Madison Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Andrew L.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From Ancestry family trees: Audrey Aileen Scribner was born 26 Sept 1915 in New Brunswick, Canada, daughter of Frederick Whitfield Scribner and Ella Gaulton Scribner. Her first husband was Jasper “Trowbridge” Crawford. Her second husband was Frederick Reed Alvord Jr.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her second husband’s ALVORD lineage: Frederick Reed 1909 NY1, Frederick Reed 1868 NY2, Charles Theodore 1835 NY3, Calvin 1786 CT4, Daniel 1743 CT5, Thomas 1710 MA6, Thomas 1683 MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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AUDREY JANE HILL HALFORD

 

BUFFALO NEWS

Buffalo, Erie Co., NY—Friday, 21 July 2006

 

            Audrey J. Halford—July 20, 2006 of Kenmore, NY; beloved wife of the late F. Kenneth Halford; mother of Mark L. (BobbiJo), William K. (Wendy) and Carol Gradzewicz; also survived by nine grandchildren, one sister and two brothers....

            Lester H. Wedekindt, Inc., Funeral Home, 3290 Delaware Ave., where Funeral Services will be held Saturday evening at 7 PM....

 

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Photo from Elmlawn Cemetery, Kenmore, Erie Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jay Boone

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Audrey Halford (SS# issued in NY) was born 1 Aug 1926, last residence Buffalo, Erie Co., NY.

            Her husband, Frederick Kenneth Halford Jr., is buried next to her.

            From Ancestry family trees: Audrey Jane Hill was the daughter of William Roswell Hill and Lorel Fazina Patterson.

            Her second husband’s HALFORD lineage: Frederick Kenneth 1925 PA1, Frederick Kenneth 1903 PA2, Frederick Garfield 1880 PA3, Charles Henry 1850 England4.

 

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B. MCCLURE ALFORD

Grandfather of Michael Lynn Alford, AAFA #0036

 

LAKE PLACID NEWS

Lake Placid, Essex Co., NY—Thursday, 3 November 1977

 

            B. McClure Alford of Averyville Rd. died in his home on Oct. 29. He was born in Lake Placid [Essex Co.] on March 17, 1903.

            Mr. Alford was the son of Frank G. and Minnie Durgan Alford. His wife, the former Beatrice LaGrave, died in Lake Placid on Oct. 31, 1970. Mr. Alford was a retired night superintendent of the Lake Placid Village Electric Department. He had also been a custodian and bus driver for the Lake Placid High School.

            Funeral Services were held Tuesday in the Clark Funeral Home.... Burial was in the North Elba Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford is survived by three sons, Maurice L. of Plattsburgh, the Rev. Reginald L. of Fort Wayne, Ind., and Malcolm L. of Lake Placid; a sister, Mrs. Henry A. (Mabel) Lyon of Lake Placid; 13 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

            Pallbearers were his three sons and Richard W. Clark, Matthew B. Clark and Reginald F. Clark, all of Lake Placid.

 

 

Photos from North Elba Cemetery, North Elba, Essex Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Patrick Egan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Beatrice M. LaGrave Alford; son Maurice Lloyd Alford; parents, Frank Gates Alford and Minnie Durgan Alford; and siblings David Ruel Alford, Howard Durgan Alford, and Mabel Alford Lyon in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: B. McClure 1903 NY1, Frank Gates 1865 NY2, Reuel C. 1839 NY3, Rufus 1812 VT4, Ashley Owen 1770 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

                                                           

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BARBARA J. ALVORD

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Sunday, 17 January 2010

 

            Barbara J. Alvord, of Liverpool, died Friday. She retired in 2000 after teaching over 35 years in the Liverpool Central School system. She was predeceased by her mother, Lillian Alvord; father, Robert Alvord; sister, Stephanie Forerster; stepmother, Doris Alvord; and stepbrother, Robert Hubbard.

            She is survived by several cousins and close friends.

            At Barbara’s request, services will be private, and there will be no calling hours.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice, Francis House or Elmcrest Elementary student scholarship through Dollars for Scholars.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Barbara J. Alvord (SS# issued in NY) was born 8 Apr 1941, last residence Liverpool, Onondaga Co., NY.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Lillian Fagan Alvord and Robert W. Alvord; and her sister Stephanie Alvord Foerster in this compilation.

 

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BEATRICE M. LaGRAVE ALFORD

Grandmother of Michael Lynn Alford, AAFA #0036

 

PRESS-REPUBLICAN

Plattsburgh, Clinton Co., NY—Tuesday, 3 November 1970

 

LAKE PLACID—Mrs. Beatrice M. Alford died Saturday in the Saranac Lake General Hospital at the age of 70.

            She was born in Keene April 14, 1900, the daughter of Julius and Grace (Pratt) LaGraves [sic].

            For the past 50 years she lived at 27½ Saranac Ave. in Lake Placid.

            She is survived by her husband, B. McClure Alford of Lake Placid; three sons, Maurice of Plattsburgh, the Rev. Reginald Alford of Elkhart, Ind., and Malcolm of Saratoga Springs, and 12 grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be today at 2 p.m. at the Clark Funeral Home in Lake Placid.

            Burial will be in the North Elba cemetery.

 

Photo from North Elba Cemetery, North Elba, Essex Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Patrick Egan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Oct 1970) dates of Beatrice Alford (SS# issued in NY), last residence Lake Placid, Essex Co., NY.

            See the obituary of her husband, B. McClure Alford; and son Maurice Lloyd Alford in this compilation.

 

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BENJAMIN ALVIN ALFORD

Uncle of Celia Carolyn Alford Beaty, AAFA #1403

 

Source unknown

NY—Monday, 23 May 1960

 

 

NEW YORK—Benjamin A. Alford, 56, general manager of the Sanforized domestic operations for Cluett, Peabody & Co., died Sunday [May 22] at Roosevelt Hospital after a brief illness.

            Funeral arrangements are being handled by Abbey Funeral Directors, 66th Street and Lexington Avenue, but details had not been completed at press time yesterday. The family home is at 120 E. 75th Street, New York.

            Mr. Alford joined the Sanforized division in 1931 and before entering the Army in June 1942, he was assistant to the director of the division. He spent about four years in service as officer in charge of the Research and Development Laboratory of the Philadelphia Quartermaster Depot. Mr. Alford joined the Army as a second lieutenant and left it in 1946 as a captain.

            In 1955, Mr. Alford was named to a new post as director of licensee services for Sanforized. In this capacity he supervised the technical and testing program and he made [a] number of trips to South America, Asia and Europe to visit licensees.

            Early this year Mr. Alford became general manager of the Sanforized and Sanforized-Plus domestic operations, including licensee service, sales promotion and advertising.

            He graduated from the Georgia School of Technology, where he received a degree of Bachelor in Textile Engineering in 1926.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his widow, Charlotte Smith Alford; three brothers and two sisters.

 

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NEW YORK TIMES

New York City, NY—Monday, 23 May 1960

 

            Benjamin A. Alford, general manager of domestic operations for the Sanforized Division of Cluett, Peobody and Co., Inc. at 530 Fifth Avenue, died yesterday [May 22] in Roosevelt Hospital after a brief illness. His age was 56.

            Mr. Alford, who lived at 120 East Seventy-fifth Street, joined the shirt manufacturing company twenty-nine years ago, five years after he was graduated from Georgia Institute of Technology with a degree in textile engineering. During World War II he served as a captain in the Army, attached to the Quartermaster Depot in Philadelphia.

            He leaves his wife, Charlotte, three brothers, John, Kelly and Helion, and two sisters, Miss Alice A. Alford and Mrs. Calvin M. Parsons.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            We included the obituary of his brother James Arthur Alford in Georgia Obituaries. It includes a photo of their mother, Emma Ophelia Kelley Alford, and her 9 children.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Lodwick Alford born 1802 SC.

            His lineage: James Arthur 1894 GA1, James Alvin 1852 SC2, Joseph 1822 NC3, Lodwick 1802 SC4.

 

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BETTY A. ALFORD STEWART

 

SPRINGFIELD UNION-NEWS

Springfield, MA—Thursday, 19 November 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

MOUNT VERNON, N.Y.—Betty A. (Alford) Stewart, 53, of 463 South Seventh Ave., and formerly of 2 Gunn Square, Springfield, Mass., died Nov. 3 at home. She lived in Springfield for many years before relocating here.

            She leaves her husband, Milton Stewart of Springfield; a son, Kyle of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Jo Ann Alford of Mount Vernon; a stepson, Scott Stewart of Springfield; and four grandchildren.

            The private funeral was here, with the burial at Ferncliff Cemetery in Hartsdale. Harrell Funeral Home was in charge of Springfield arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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BETTY J. FARRELL ALFORD

 

LAKE PLACID NEWS

Lake Placid, Essex Co., NY—Thursday, 16 September 1982

 

             Betty J. Alford, 59, a lifelong resident of Wilmington [Essex Co.] Monday evening [September 13] at Placid Memorial Hospital.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Wilmington on Aug. 8, 1923, the daughter of Charles and Nina Hathaway Farrell.

            She graduated from the AuSable Forks High School and attended the Utica School of Commerce.

            She was a bookkeeper for the Haselton Lumber in Wilmington.

            Survivors include her husband, William of Wilmington; her mother, Mrs. Nina Farrell of Wilmington; one son, Curtis Farrell of Littleton, Colo., one brother, Duane Farrell of Fulton, N.Y.; and one sister, Mrs. Leta Morgan of Wilmington; three grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

            Friends may call at the Clark Funeral Home Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.

            Funeral Services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Funeral Home with the Rev. James Sorley, pastor of the Adirondack Community Church, officiating.

            Burial will be in the North Elba Cemetery.

            The family requests that those wishing to may make donations in to the American Cancer Society or the Wilmington Rescue Squad in her memory.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Sept 1982) dates of Betty Alford (SS# issued in NY), last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her husband, Clarence William “Bill” Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone, in this compilation. She was his second wife.

 

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BLANCHE W. ALVORD

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Thursday, 26 March 1987

 

            Blanche W. Alvord, 92, of 304 Tulip St., Liverpool, died Wednesday [March 25] at a local nursing home after a long illness.

            A native of Mexico, N.Y., Mrs. Alvord lived in Liverpool 64 years. She was a 50-year member of Liverpool Chapter 219, OES, and a member of Seneca River Court, Order of the Amaranth, and the auxiliary of the Liverpool Volunteer Fire Department.

            Surviving are a son, Spencer W. of Liverpool; two granddaughters, Deborah A. Greco of Central Square and Susan A. Fisher of Bridgeport; a grandson, Spencer W. Jr. of Fort Collins, Colo.; two great-grandsons and several nieces and nephews.

            Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Carter Funeral Home, the Rev. William J. Turner officiating. Burial will be in Liverpool Cemetery.

            Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 1604 Grant Blvd.

            Contributions may be made to the Liverpool Volunteer Fire Department Ambulance Fund.

 

Photo from Liverpool Cemetery, Liverpool, Onondaga Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Frank K.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Blanche Alvord (SS# issued in NY) was born 24 Nov 1894, last residence Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY.

            See the obituary of her son Spencer W. Alvord in this compilation.

            Her memorial at Find A Grave says her husband was Francis Harvey Alvord, born

8 Jan 1875 in Liverpool, Onondaga Co., NY.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s The Burke and Alvord Memorial.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage (in part from Find A Grave): Francis Harvey 1875 NY1, Charles Gleason 1852 NY2, Francis 1818 MA3, Cyrus 1789 MA4, Samuel 1751 MA5, Gad 1729 ?? 6, John 1685 MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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BYRON S. ALFORD

 

BALTIMORE AMERICAN

Baltimore, MD—4 February 1919

 

            Alford—In Brooklyn, N.Y., February 2d, Byron S., son of Ami and Clarissa Alford, aged seventy-nine-years.

            Interment Brooklyn, N.Y.

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of his brother Adial Alford in Vermont Obituaries.

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Byron S. 1839 VT1, Ammi 1788 VT2, Benedict 1757 CT3, Benedict 1716 CT4, Benedict 1688 CT5, Jeremiah 1655 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1598 England8.

 

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CAROLYN “PEPPY” ALFORD

 

DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE

Rochester, Monroe Co., NY—Monday, 1 November 2010

 

            Carolyn “Peppy” Alford—She is survived by her children, Justin and Sierra; her parents, Ruth and Samuel Alford; brother, Wendell Alford; sister, Judy Rutledge; special friend, Poca and a host of other relatives and friends.

            A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday 11 am at Metropolitan Funeral Chapels, 109 West Ave.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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CARROLL BARBARA STIEFVATER ALFRED

 

OSWEGO DAILY NEWS

Oswego, Oswego Co., NY—Monday, 23 July 2007

 

OSWEGO, NY—Carroll B. Alfred, 80, a former resident of 201 W. Second St., Oswego, died on July 21, 2007, in Massachusetts.

            Born in Utica, she was the daughter of the late Francis John and Kathleen (Carroll) Stiefvater Sr.

            She was a graduate of St. Francis De Salles High School, and had attended Nazareth College in Rochester. Mrs. Alfred was a second grade teacher at St. Paul’s Academy for more than 30 years. She was a member of St. Paul’s Altar Rosary Society, Mother’s Club of St. Paul’s, and was a volunteer at Oswego Hospital.

            Mrs. Alfred enjoyed summers in the Adirondacks and at Mexico Point. She enjoyed socializing with friends, going to the gym, and house decorating.

            Surviving are her daughter, Mary Carroll Alfred-Eaton and her husband, John Joseph Eaton both of Amesbury, Mass.; three grandchildren, Kathleen Carroll Eaton of Hoboken, N.J., Zachary Alfred Eaton and Nicholas John Eaton, both of Amesbury; a niece, Julia Stiefvater of Syracuse; as well as several other nieces and nephews.

            She was predeceased by her husband of 35 years, Ranslo Joseph “Bud” Alfred, who died on December 18, 1984; and her brother, Francis John Stiefvater Jr. who was killed in the Korean War in 1953.

            Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday from St. Paul’s Church. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Cemetery.... Arrangements are entrusted to the Dowdle Funeral Home.

FAG photo requested 3/4/2016

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carroll S. Alfred (SS# issued in NY) was born 8 Oct 1926, last residence Oswego, Oswego Co., NY.

 

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CEPHUS ALFORD

 

SYRACUSE HERALD-JOURNAL

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Monday, 6 March 1995

 

            Cephus Alford, 63, of 2114 Midland Ave. died Thursday [March 2] at University Hospital.

            He retired from Crouse-Hinds Co. after more than 30 years.

            Mr. Alford was a former member of New Salem Missionary Baptist Church, and was a member of St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church and its male chorus.

            Surviving are a son, Albert of Syracuse; four daughters, Alice, Betty and Donna Alford, all of Syracuse, and Helen Evans of Cato; four sisters, Emma Reaves and Niel Alexander, both of Syracuse, Betty House of Brooklyn and Mary Ruth Sanders of Durham, N.C.; a brother, Freddie of Durham; 19 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

            Services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday in St. Luke Missionary Baptist Church, 216 Lexington Ave. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

            Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Edwin L. Cole Funeral Home, 2104 S. Salina St.

 

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Photo from Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Diane LM

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cephus Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 15 Apr 1931, last residence Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Alice Davis Alford; and his son Robert “Rabbit” Alford in this compilation.

 

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CHARLES BURDICK ALFORD

Grandfather of Robert Scott Alford, AAFA #0873

 

Photo from Robert Scott Alford, AAFA #0873

 

CHATHAM COURIER

Chatham, Columbia Co., NY—Thursday, 12 December 1946

 

            The Rev. Charles E. Alford, 73, rector of Cavalry Episcopal church, Cairo, at the time of his retirement, died Saturday morning in St. Peter’s Hospital, Albany.

            Funeral services were held in the Cathedral of All Saints, Albany, with the Rt. Rev. G. Ashton Oldham officiating. Interment was in the Lake George Cemetery.

            The Rev. Alford was a member of Columbus Lodge, F&AM, Chatham and the Knight Templars of Hudson. He is survived by six sons, among them Nelson R. Alford of Chatham.

 

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CATSKILL EXAMINER-RECORDER

Catskill, Greene Co., NY—Thursday, 12 December 1946

 

            Rev. Charles B. Alford, former rector of Calvary Episcopal Church at Cairo, died on Dec. 7. Funeral services were held from Zwack and Sons’ Mortuary, 184 Central Ave., Albany, on Tuesday morning at 9:30, and 10 o’clock at All Saints Cathedral in Albany.

            Rev. Mr. Alford is survived by six sons, the Rev. Culver B. Alford, George P., I. Scott, David B., Nelson R, and Charles Edmund Alford, two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth A. Cunningham and Mrs. Edward F. Countryman, a brother, Dr. Irving Alford and a sister, Mrs. John Elliott. His wife, the former Margaret Burton, passed away some time ago.

 

 

Photos from Caldwell Cemetery, Lake George, Warren Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Thomas Dunne – 10/15/2012: record not available [bio]

Taken by photographer Thomas Dunne, inactive contributor

Gravestones of Charles and Margaret on the right, and their son Culver on the left

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Margaret Roxey Burton Alford; and sons Charles Edmund Alford, Culver Bernard Alford, and David Burton Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his son Irving Scott Alford; and granddaughter Patricia Ann Alford Barton in Connecticut Obituaries; and of his father, David Lewis Alford; and half-sister Flora Frances Alford Howe in Illinois Obituaries.

            Charles Alford’s grandson Robert Scott Alford, AAFA #0873, manages a website about his ancestors, dedicated to his father, Irving Scott Alford: Our Tree of Life. It includes details about the lives of his ancestors and relatives as well as numerous photos. See especially the biography of Charles Burdick Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Charles Burdick 1873 IL1, David Lewis 1849 NY2, Ransom Constantine 1818 VT3, Ashley Owen 1770 VT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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CHARLES CONSIDER ALFORD

 

NEW YORK HERALD

New York, NY—Monday, 15 May 1871

 

DIED

 

            On Saturday, May 13, Charles C. Alford, in the 27th year of his age.

            The relatives and friends of the family, Enterprise Lodge No. 228, F and A.M., Eckford Lodge, I.O of O.F., and Company C, Twenty-second regiment, N.Y.S.M., are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, from the Willett street Methodist Episcopal church, Willett street, between Grand and Broome, this (Monday) afternoon, at two o’clock.

            Enterprise Lodge No. 228, F and A.M.—The members of Enterprise Lodge No. 228, F and A.M., are herby summoned to attend an emergent communication at their rooms, Corinthian Room, Odd Fellows’ Hall, on Monday, 15th inst., at twelve o’clock M., to pay the last tribute of respect to the remains of our late worthy brother Secretary, Charles C. Alford.

Thomas K. Alford, Master.

C Co., Twenty-second Infantry, N.G.S.N.Y.

New York, May 13, 1871….

FAG photo requested 3/19/2016

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his daughter Esther E. Alford; parents, Edwin Madison Alford Sr. and Ann Maria Honeywell Alford; and sister Laura Webb Alford Hotalling in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Charles Consider 1844 NY1, Edwin Madison 1807 NY2, Consider 1778 England3.

 

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CHARLES EDMUND ALFORD

Uncle of Robert Scott Alford, AAFA #0873

 

TIMES UNION

Albany, Albany Co., NY—Monday, 4 January 1999

 

DELMAR—Charles Edmund Alford, 79, died Sunday [January 3] at the Child’s Nursing Home.

            Mr. Alford was a graduate of the Albany College of Pharmacy. He was employed by the former Sterling Winthrop Research Institute from 1946 until his retirement in 1982. As a research pharmacist, Mr. Alford wrote many scientific papers and held several American and foreign patents. For a time, he was also director of personnel and public relations. Mr. Alford was a professional Genealogist serving for a time as Chairman of Genealogy of the Olmsted Family Association of the United States and Canada. Mr. Alford was a member of the Nathaniel Adams Blanchard Post 1040 American Legion in Delmar, the Bethlehem Historical Society, and a member of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Delmar. He was a Navy veteran serving from 1942 to 1946.

            He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Webster Alford; a daughter, Nancy Joyce Alford Panganiban of Delmar. He is the brother of Nelson Richard Alford of Chatham and the late Rev. Culver Alford, Elizabeth Cunningham, George, David and Scott Alford and Agnes Countryman. He is the grandfather of Paul Alford of Philadelphia, Ana Panganiban of San Diego and Leah Panganiban of Delmar. He is the uncle of Douglas Persons of Selkirk and 18 other out of town nieces and nephews. He is the brother-in-law of Elizabeth, Elizabeth G. and Edith Alford and Dorothy Persons LaBounty.

            Funeral services will be held Wednesday 11 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 16 Elsmere Ave., Delmar….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles E. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 16 June 1919, last residence Albany, Albany Co., NY.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Charles Burdick Alford and Margaret Roxey Burton Alford; and brothers Culver Bernard Alford and David Burton Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Irving Scott Alford in Connecticut Obituaries; and of his grandfather David Lewis Alford in Illinois Obituaries.

            Charles’s nephew Robert Scott Alford, AAFA #0873, manages a website about his ancestors: Our Tree of Life. It includes details about the lives of his ancestors and relatives as well as numerous photos.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Charles Edmund 1919 NY1, Charles Burdick 1873 IL2, David Lewis 1849 NY3, Ransom Constantine 1818 VT4, Ashley Owen 1770 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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CHARLES LESLIE HALFORD

 

BUFFALO NEWS

Buffalo, Erie Co., NY—Thursday, 9 May 1991

 

            C. Leslie Halford 92, longtime supervisor of the Town of Salamanca [Cattaraugus Co.] and a member of the former Cattaraugus County Board of Supervisors, died Tuesday (May 7, 1991) in his home on Upper State Park Avenue after a brief illness.

            Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the O’Rourke and O’Rourke Funeral Home, 25 River St.

            He was town supervisor for 17 years and served as the town’s representative on the county Board of Supervisors, now known as the County Legislature.

            Halford was manager of Brown’s Boot Shop on Main Street from 1922 until his retirement in 1973.

            A member of First Congregational Church, he served as trustee for 23 years, treasurer for 17 years and was a member of the Finance and Church Counsel committees.

            Born in Clearfield, Pa., Halford was married to the former Grace Parker. She died in 1988.

            He was a veteran of both world wars, serving in the U.S. Army Officer Training Corps during World War I and as a sergeant in the U.S. Army Air Forces in Kingman, Ariz., during World War II.

            Halford was a charter member of John Lewis Shade Post 6, American Legion, in Clearfield and was a member of Hughes Skiba Post 535, American Legion, in Salamanca.

            An outdoorsman, Halford fished and hunted moose and deer throughout the United States and Canada for more than 70 years. His most recent expedition was to Manitoba in 1988. He also was founder of the Square Circle Club, a local hunting club.

            Survivors include a daughter, Gretchen Vieu of Paris, Mich.; six grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

            Burial will be in Wildwood Cemetery.

FAG photo requested 3/3/2016

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that C.L. Halford (SS# issued in NY) was born 17 Aug 1898, last residence Salamanca, Cattaraugus Co., NY.

            His HALFORD lineage: Charles Leslie 1898 PA1, Charles Henry 1850 England2.

 

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CHARLES ROY ALFORD, SR.

 

[He died in SC, but we are also including his obituary here because he lived in NY part of the year.]

 

DAILY TIMES

Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY—Sunday, 6 March 1994

 

            Former Morristown resident Charles R. Alford Sr., 69, Afton, a winter resident of Myrtle Beach, S.C., died Thursday [March 3] when the car he was driving collided with a truck in Surfside Beach, S.C.

            Arrangements for a memorial service are incomplete. Burial will be in Chenango Valley Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

            Surviving are his wife, Alice; three sons, Charles R. Jr., Morristown, Gary R., Ogdensburg, and Jeffrey G., Little Falls; nine grandchildren; his mother, Egie Rumsey, Zephyrhills, Fla.; two brothers, Harvey C., Sidney, and Harold G., Binghamton, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

            He was born on July 12, 1924, in Harpursville.

            Mr. Alford was a retired truck driver with a freight line.

 

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Photo from Chenango Valley Cemetery, Binghamton, Broome Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Paul R

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Charles R. Alford (SS# issued in NY), last residence Afton, Chenango Co., NY.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Alice Sissom Ben VanScoy Alford; and brothers Harvey C. Alford and Harold Gordon Alford; in this compilation.

            From Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Ancestry): Charles Roy Alford was born 12 July 1924 in Harpursville, Broome Co., NY, son of Chester B. Alford and Egie E. Burrows.

            His lineage: Charles R. 1924 NY1, Chester B. 1897 NY2, Albert Burr 1874 NY3, Frederick R. 1852 England4.

 

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CHARLES SIDNEY ALVORD

 

TIMES UNION

Albany, Albany Co., NY—Sunday, 23 July 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

BROADALBIN—Charles S. Alvord, 74, died Friday at his residence on Ridge Road.

            Mr. Alvord was born and educated in Scotia, and lived there before moving to Broadalbin in 1989.

            He was an Army veteran of World War II, during which he served in the Pacific in the 105th Infantry, 27th Division.

            Mr. Alvord was a maintenance supervisor for Holyrood House in Scotia for seven years, and had previously been a manager at Mac’s Service Station in Scotia for 35 years. He retired in 1989.

            Mr. Alvord belonged to the 27th Division Association Inc., Appleknockers Post 105 in Schenectady. He was a member of the Bethel Full Gospel Church.

            Survivors include his wife, Hanna Thompson Alvord; a daughter, Susan A. Austin of Scotia; two brothers, Dorian E. Alvord of Broadalbin and Robert E. Alvord of Mertzon, Texas; a sister, Rebecca Kinne of Oklahoma City, Okla.; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

            A service will be held at 8 p.m. Monday in Light’s Funeral Home Inc., 1428 State St., Schenectady.

            Burial will be private....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles S. Alvord (SS# issued in NY) was born 21 March 1921, last residence Broadalbin, Fulton Co., NY.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Hanna Thompson Alvord (which provides his middle name); and his brother Dorian E. Alvord in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Rebecca Ida Alvord Carter Kinne in Oklahoma Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Charles Sidney 1921 NY1, Charles Augustus 1887 PA2, Dory Willis 1857 PA3, James Boyd 1827 PA4, Zenas 1789 CT5, Seth 1754 CT6, Seth 1714 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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CHARLES T. ALFORD

 

NEWSDAY

Melville, Suffolk Co., NY—Monday, 2 April 2012

 

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            Alford, Charles T., age 80, of New Hyde Park, N.Y. on March 30, 2012.

            Beloved husband of Joan Spence Alford. Charles leaves sisters-in-law Nancy Spence Cronin, Kathy Spence Johnson (Douglas), Wendy Spence Tucker (Tommy), Tracey Spence Feurst (Walter), many nieces and nephews, extended family and countless loving friends.

            He will be sadly missed and well remembered.

            Friends may visit at the Weigand Bros. FH., 49 Hillside Ave, Williston Park, Tuesday 2-4 & 7-9 PM and Wednesday, 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Memorial service Wednesday 8 PM, Pastor Steve Tomlinson officiating and Thursday prayer service 10 AM at the funeral home followed by interment at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Maspeth, Queens.

            In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Northern Frontier Christian Camp Scholarship Fund 2012, 3298 Route 9G, Rhineback, N.Y. 12572.

FAG photo requested 3/4/2016

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles T. Alford (SS# issued in NJ) was born 16 May 1931, last residence not listed.

 

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CLARENCE WILLIAM “BILL” ALFORD

 

ADIRONDACK DAILY ENTERPRISE

Saranac Lake, Franklin Co., NY—Monday, 10 July 1989

 

WILMINGTON—Clarence W. “Bill” Alford, 70, of Hardy Road, died Saturday, July 8, at his home.

            He was born Dec. 31, 1918, in Lake Placid, the son of David and Hazel (Morhous) Alford.

            He owned his own carpentry business here.

            He was married to the former Betty Farrell, who died in September, 1982.

            He was a charter member of American Legion Post 1774 and also had been a member of the Wilmington Town Board for 12 years.

            Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Judy Bowen and Mrs. Victoria Hozley, both of Wilmington, and Mrs. Edna Sprague of Manchester, Conn.; one stepson, Curtis Farrell of Denver, Colo.; one sister, Mrs. Eva Pelkey of Lake Placid; 10 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

            Calling hours were held Sunday at the Clark Funeral Home here. An American Legion Prayer Service was held Sunday night at the Funeral Home. A funeral service was scheduled for 2 p.m. Monday at the funeral home with pastor Dave Strong of the Calvary Baptist Church of Wilmington officiating. Burial was to follow in North Elba Cemetery.

            Donations in his memory may be made to the Wilmington Rescue Squad.

 

Photo from North Elba Cemetery, North Elba, Essex Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Patrick Egan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ July 1898) dates of Clarence W. Alford (SS# issued in NY), last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Marion I. Shumway Alford Terry Deforest; his second wife, Betty J. Farrell Alford; daughters Edna Gay Alford Sprague, Judy A. Alford Bowen, and Victoria M. Alford Hozley; and parents, David Ruel Alford and Hazel M. Morhouse Alford Sachs, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Clarence William 1918 NY1, David Ruel 1895 NY2, Frank Gates 1865 NY3, Reuel C. 1839 NY4, Rufus 1812 VT5, Ashley Owen 1770 VT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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CLAUDE M. “AL” ALFORD

 

JOURNAL NEWS

White Plains, Westchester Co., NY—Saturday, 21 January 2006

 

            Claude M. “Al” Alford, a longtime resident of Yorktown Heights, died on January 19, 2006 at Dobbs Ferry Hospital in Dobbs Ferry, NY. He was 84.

            Mr. Alford was self employed at Al’s Lawn Maintenance for 40 years and was a truck driver with the Teamsters Union prior. He was a volunteer firefighter in Yorktown. Mr. Alford was born November 21, 1921 in Luverne, AL to Warner and Glennie Watson Alford. Mr. Alford served in the Army from 1942 to 1946. He was highly decorated and was awarded a Bronze Star Medal and Purple Heart. He belonged to the American Legion and the VFW in Yorktown Heights.

            On May 21, 1942 he married Lillian Grote in White Plains, NY. Mr. Alford lived in Yorktown Heights for the past 60 years. Before that he lived in Luverne, AL from 1921 to 1942. Mr. Alford will be remembered for his magnetic charm and benevolence towards all mankind.

            He is survived by his wife, Lillian Alford, of Yorktown Heights, son, Claude “Bo” Alford, of Cortland Manor, NY, daughter, Sandra Renzler, of Kent, NY, grandchildren; Carla Renzler, of Greenlawn, NY, Robert Renzler of NY, NY, Nicole Renzler of NY, NY, Daynna Hebenstreit of Bloomington, IL, Hunter Alford of Daytona Beach, FL, Travis Alford of Yorktown, NY and various nieces and nephews around the country.

            Family members who died earlier include: his grandson, Lance Alford, of Yorktown, NY, and brothers, Thomas “Woody” Alford of Yorktown and Sam Daniel “Buck” Alford, of Luverne, AL.

            Calling hours are Saturday and Sunday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm at Clark Funeral Home in Yorktown Heights. The Funeral is Monday, January 23, 2006 at 10 am at the New St. Patrick’s in Yorktown. Interment will follow at Amawalk Cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Claude M. Alford (SS# issued in AL) but list his birth date as 12 Nov 1920, last residence Yorktown Heights, Westchester Co., NY.

            We included the obituaries of his father, Warner Henry Alford; and his sister Hazel Alford Carpenter Veit in Alabama Obituaries; and of his sister Ethel Beatrice Alford Villa in South Carolina Obituaries.

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

            His lineage: Claude M. 1921 AL1, Warner Henry 1884 AL2, Warren Montgomery 1843 AL3, Henry Dortch 1822 GA4, William 1774 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

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CLIFFORD ALFORD

 

NEWARK COURIER

Newark, Wayne Co., NY—Thursday, 23 April 1903

 

            Clifford Alford, aged 14, died Monday [April 20] near Sodus Centre [Wayne Co.].

 

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Photo from Rose Cemetery, Rose, Wayne Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Daryl VerStreate

 

AAFA NOTES: Clifford was the son of George Alford and Esther Etta Johnson.

            The dates on his gravestone do not agree with the dates in his obituary or the 1900 census.

            In 1900, Clifford C. Alforde, age 11, is living with his parents, George Alforde 34 and Ettie E. Alforde 27, and his siblings Wesley M. Alford, 8, and Mildred Alforde, 3.

 

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CLIFFORD W. ALFORD

 

OSWEGO PALLADIUM-TIMES

Oswego, Oswego Co., NY—_____ January 1952

 

            Pfc Clifford Alford, 18, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Alford of Ontario, was killed, in action in Korea, August 27, according to a telegram from the Department of Defense received by his parents.

            A native of Wolcott, young Alford attended public schools in Williamson and Ontario. He enlisted in the Army last September, and was trained at Fort Knox, Ky., where he was attached to the 33rd Tank. Division and later to Co. A. 32nd Infantry Regiment.

            He sailed for Japan in February, and was sent almost immediately to Korea, where he served until his death.

            Surviving besides his parents are two brothers, Donald, 16, and Albert, 13; one sister, Eloise, 15, all of Ontario; his paternal grandmother, Mrs. George Heath of Wolcott; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Floyd VanHorn of Red Creek; his maternal greatgrandfather, William Wright of Red Creek; and several aunts and cousins.

            Burial will be in Huron Evergreen Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Huron Evergreen Cemetery, Huron, Wayne Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Joanne M - mac10is@rochester.rr.com – emailed 3/16/2016

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: Clifford was the son of Wesley Marion Alford and Marjorie Martha Belle Douglass. Wesley was the son of George Alford and Esther Etta Johnson.

 

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CLIMENA MARTIN ALFORD WIKOFF

 

LAKE PLACID NEWS

Lake Placid, Essex Co., NY—Wednesday, 26 February 1992

 

            Climena M. Wikoff, 93, a resident of Uihlein Mercy Center since 1988, died Wednesday, Feb. 19.

            She was born in Wilmington [Essex Co.] Sept. 17, 1898, the daughter of Harvey G. and Effie (Preston) Alford.

            She was widow of William Rufus Wikoff, a former justice of the peace in Lake Placid. They were married in a double wedding ceremony at the Methodist Church in Lake Placid along with her [sic: his] sister Daisy to Oliver Rathbun.

            She was a graduate of the Lake Placid High School Class of 1915 and also the Albany Business College.

            She was an innkeeper and originally operated the Alford Inn in Lake Placid and then owned and operated the world famous Mirror Lake Inn in Lake Placid from 1928 to 1979. While under her ownership the inn catered to celebrities from all over the world.

            She was author of a cookbook called “Placid Eating” which contained many of the Inn’s famous recipes.

            Survivors include two sons, Dean P. Wikoff of Holmes Beach, Fla. and Robert B. Wikoff of Lake Placid; one brother-in-law, Oliver Rathbun of Cooperstown; 15 grandchildren; several great grandchildren: and several nieces and nephews.

            A son, Jack H. Wikoff and a brother, Ruel Alford, died earlier.

            There were no calling hours. Cremation was scheduled, with the burial to take place in North Elba Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

            Memorial donations may be made to the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance Service in her memory. The Clark Funeral Home in Lake Placid which is in charge of the arrangements.

 

In another article:

 

TELEGRAPH HERALD

Dubuque, IA—12 January 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP)—....The Mirror Lake Inn wasn’t just built. Rather, it has evolved since opening in the mid-1920s. As the story goes, when the telephone company came to town to bring Alexander Graham Bell’s invention to the rugged Adirondack Mountains, the linemen needed a place to stay, knocked on the door of Climena Alford Wikoff, and she took them in.

            From that rudimentary beginning, Wikoff and her husband William created the Mir-a-Lac Inn.

            Renamed the Mirror Lake Inn in 1933, it quickly became a special place, known as much for its fine food as its hospitality. And no wonder. The Wikoffs had their own vegetable garden, raised their own pigs, cured their own bacon, and had special arrangements with local farmers to ensure long harvest periods and the freshest vegetables.

            Ed Weibrecht purchased the inn from the Wikoff family in 1976....

            A decade of hard work literally went up in smoke on Jan. 10, 1988. A fire destroyed the inn despite the efforts of hundreds of volunteer firefighters.

            Although the inn was a total loss, the fire proved a blessing in disguise. It allowed the Weibrechts to make the inn state-of-the-art with plenty of luxuries....

            The old has not been forgotten. A grandfather clock and grand piano, both salvaged from the fire, grace the mahogany-trimmed lobby, which feels more like a living room with its many porches, library and stone fireplace.

 

Photo from North Elba Cemetery, North Elba, Essex Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Patrick Egan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her parents, Harvey Giles Alford and Effie Preston Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Climena Martin 1898 NY1, Harvey Giles 1870 NY2, Reuel C. 1839 NY3, Rufus 1812 VT4, Ashley Owen 1770 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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CLIVE ALVORD

 

NEW YORK TIMES

New York City, NY—11 June 1935

 

 

CLIVE ALVORD, 32, SPORTSMAN, DIES

SMALL WOUND INFLICTED EIGHT WEEKS AGO BY FLORIDA FISH CAUSED TETANUS

 

GOLFER ON YALE TEAM

YOUNGEST GOVERNOR IN HISTORY OF GREENWICH COUNTRY CLUB WAS IN OIL BUSINESS

 

            Clive Alvord, golfer and member of one of the best known families of Hartford, Conn., died at 11:40 A.M. yesterday at the Harkness Pavilion of the Columbia Medical Centre.

            The sportsman, who was 32 years old on April 14, was the victim of an unusual accident, according to attending physicians. About eight weeks ago he went fishing off the Florida coast. A kingfish just caught, flipping furiously about the deck, inflicted, either with its dorsal fin, gill cover or teeth, a small wound below his right knee. The physicians, who included Dr. W.W. Herrick of 16 East Ninetieth Street, said Mr. Alvord’s death was due to tetanus, which was followed by pneumonia. The wound made by the fish was regarded as having been the “portal of entry” of the lockjaw bacillus. The pneumonia was described as a “secondary matter.”

            Mr. Alvord had returned to his residence at the Greenwich Country Club, Greenwich, showing no ill effect of the mishap. He became ill several days ago, however, and when his condition became critical last Wednesday he was brought to New York. The doctors said pneumonia developed after the transfer to this city.

            Buell Alvord, a brother, was at the bedside when he died.

            Son of George B. Alvord of Hartford, he was born in Goshen, Conn., and received his early education at the Pine Lodge and Hotchkiss Schools. Entering Williams College, he transferred to Yale, where he was a member of the 1925 class. He was also a member of the Yale golf team.

            Last year Mr. Alvord became the youngest governor of the Greenwich Country Club in the club’s history. He was also a member of the Blind Brook Club at Port Chester, N.Y., and the Yale and Williams Clubs. He was vice president of Moffitt Royalties, Inc., an oil company with central offices at San Antonio, Texas.

            Golf was Mr. Alvord’s chief non-business interest. He won many trophies, although never in major title play. He competed in the British amateur at Hoylake in June, 1933. In January, 1929, he won the medal in the annual Lake Worth championship tournament at the Palm Beach Golf Club, but lost to Robert Crosbie of Brookline, Mass., in the second round of match play.

            In October of the same year he won the Fall tournament of the Real Estate Board of New York on the Winged Foot course at Mamaroneck. He was at the time an officer in the firm of McAlister & Alvord, interior decorators, of 12 East Forty-first Street. In 1932 and 1933 he played on an American team which opposed Bermudan and Canadian golfers at Hamilton, Bermuda.

            Mr. Alvord was married on Jan. 7, 1926, the marriage ending in divorce five years later. A son, John S., 7 years old; Mr. Alvord’s father, his brother and a sister, Muriel, survive.

            The funeral will be held at the Congregational Church of Greenwich tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock. Burial will follow in Torrington, Conn.

 

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Photos from Hillside Cemetery, Torrington, Litchfield Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, P Welch

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of his father, George Buell Alvord; and sister Muriel Alvord Ward in Connecticut Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Clive 1903 CT1, George Buell 1871 CT2, Charles 1826 CT3, Saul 1781 CT4, Saul 1763 MA5, Saul 1717 MA6, John 1685 MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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CORNELIA S. ALFORD SAXTON

 

DAILY JOURNAL

Medina, Orleans Co., NY—Friday, 28 November 1930

 

            Mrs. Cornelia S. Saxton, ninety, died at the home of her niece, Mrs. George Ackerson, of the South Main street road, at 8 o’clock, Nov. 21, following a three days’ illness with infirmities of age.

            Mrs. Saxton was born in Medina on Feb. 27, 1840, a daughter of Benedict and Mary Snell Alford. The early part of her life was spent in Medina. About 48 years ago she moved to Milwaukee where she resided for forty years, coming to Batavia eight years ago.

            Besides her niece, Mrs. Saxton leaves a sister-in-law, Mrs. Lina Alford of No. 18 Tracy avenue.

            Mrs. Saxton is a member of the Milwaukee Congregational Church.

            Funeral services for Mrs. Saxton were held at the home of Mrs. Ackerson at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon, the Rev. Grace Shepard, pastor of the Friends Church at Bushville, officiating. Interment was in the Boxwood Cemetery at Medina.

FAG photo requested 1/13/2016

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her brother Lineaus Tracy Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Cornelia S. 1840 NY1, Benedict H. 1812 NY2, Benedict 1786 VT3, Benedict 1757 CT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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CORNELIUS LANSING ALVORD, JR.

 

From THE BROOKFIELD COURIER, Brookfield, Madison Co., NY, Wednesday, 31 October 1900, page 1

 

NEW YORK TIMES

New York City, NY—Wednesday, 11 September 1912

 

EMBEZZLER ALVORD DIES AT STOCKPORT

DURING FIVE YEARS AS NOTE TELLER HE STOLE $695,000 FROM THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK.

LITTLE OF IT RECOVERED

SERVED EIGHT YEARS IN PRISON AND THEN RETIRED TO COTTAGE HOME PURCHASED BY HIS WIFE

 

            Cornelius Lansing Alvord, known in New York banking annals as the “king of embezzlers,” died in his cottage home at Stockport, N.Y., yesterday, nursed tenderly to the last by his devoted wife. His death revives the story of remarkable defalcation.

            Banking officials still recall the shock with which the news was received on Oct. 23, 1900, that “Connie” Alvord, the big, fat, jovial note teller of the First National Bank had disappeared leaving behind him evidence of peculations from the vaults amounting to $695,000. Alvord had been an employe of the bank for a quarter of a century, and by perseverance and hard work had risen from the position of a humble clerk to that of note teller at a salary of $3,500 a year.

            He had the reputation at the time of his disappearance of never having missed a single day at his desk in five years, and the reason for this apparent fidelity was revealed when his books were examined by expert accountants. The examination showed that Alvord had be systematically abstracting money from the deposit vaults of the bank and making false entries in the records of notes received in order to conceal his operations.

            Soon after he began his embezzlements his mode of life changed. He purchased a handsome residence, known s the “palace” on Chester Hill, Mount Vernon, and his wife began to figure as a social leader in that town. Alvord in his palmy days weighed more than three hundred pounds and his waddling figure soon became a familiar sight in Broadway hostelries. He rented a suite at the Hotel Pabst, which stood on the site now occupied by the Times Building, for which he paid by the month although he rarely occupied the rooms oftener than once a week. Haughty head-waiters obeyed with obsequious attention his slightest nod, and footlight favorites were often in his company.

            Despite his penchant for the Tenderloin he did not forget his wife or family. His children enjoyed the services of a high-priced governess, and diamonds gleamed on the slender fingers of his handsome wife. Although Alvord made no attempt to conceal the luxurious and extravagant career which he was leading, no inkling of his private life ever reached the officials of the First National Bank, by whom he was regarded as an exceptionally painstaking and honest employe.

            Not even his refusal to take a vacation caused them any suspicion, and the jealous manner in which he resented any interference with his books was regarded merely as one of his eccentricities. So cleverly did he conceal his thefts that not even the Federal Bank Examiners, who went over the books twice a year, were able to discover any irregularities. It was noticed that when an examiner visited the bank, Alvord kept close at his elbow to explain the meaning of certain penciled figures, which, he explained, represented the actual totals on his clearing sheets.

            One night, however, a clerk saw him making some changes on a sheet, and casually mentioned the matter to C.D. Backus, the Assistant Cashier. Curious to ascertain what it was, Backus looked over the sheet. What he saw aroused his suspicion, and he began a hasty examination of Alvord’s books. After poring over the heavy volumes for half an hour, he summoned all of the clerks who remained in the bank and within ten minutes had obtained overwhelming proof that the jovial, hardworking note teller was a thief.

            Some telepathic warning brought Alvord to the sidewalk on Broadway and Wall Street and caused him to glance through the window in the direction of his cage. He saw the group of excited clerks and the pale faced Cashier and immediately knew that he had been discovered. That night, Oct. 18, 1900, he disappeared.

            News of the defalcation was withheld by the officials of the bank until Oct. 23, although the police were secretly notified. On the latter date the story of Alvord’s thefts was made public and a reward of $3,000 was offered by the bank for his capture. On Oct. 29, he was seen by an acquaintance in the Touraine Hotel, Boston, but escaped before he could be apprehended. The next day he was arrested in a rooming house in Boston, whence he had fled from the hotel.

            He was indicted by the Federal Grand Jury on fifty-one counts and in January, 1901, he pleaded guilty to three of them, and was sentenced to thirteen years in Sing Sing. He accepted his fate philosophically, and absolutely denied the charge made by the bank that he had “planted” a large portion of his loot. Alvord insisted that he was penniless and that he had lost everything through speculation in Wall Street.

            After his sentence, his wife, who had disappeared, suddenly returned and reopened the Chester Hill house. This property was in her name and was never molested, but judgment was obtained by the bank for $500,000 against Alvord personally. Real estate and personal property traced to him were seized in satisfaction of this judgment, but only a very small percentage of the $695,000 stolen was ever recovered.

            Alvord was released from prison in April 1909, after serving eight years, having received a commutation of sentence for good behavior. Meantime his wife, who visited him constantly during the years of his imprisonment, sold the palace in Mount Vernon and prepared the little cottage in Stockport for his home coming. There with her and their three children he spent his last years a hopeless, broken man.

 

Photo from Episcopal Cemetery, Stockport, Columbia Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Elsie Scharpf Saar

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his paternal grandfather, Elisha Alvord, in this compilation.

            He shares a gravestone with his parents. The engraving is difficult to read:

 

Cornelius Lansing Alvord

1821–1908

Lydia Judson, his wife

1822–1906

Cornelius Lansing Alvord, Jr.

1848–1912

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Cornelius Lansing 1848 NY1, Cornelius Lansing 1821 NY2, Elisha 1843 NY13, Thomas Gold 1810 NY4, Elisha 1773 CT5, Thomas Gould 1742 CT6, Asahel 1720 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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CULVER BERNARD ALFORD

 

WARRENSBURG-LAKE GEORGE NEWS

Warrensburg, NY—Thursday, 15 September 1977

 

LAKE GEORGE—Interment for the Rev. C. Bernard Alford at Evergreen Cemetery, Lake George, took place after a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church, Hudson. He died Aug. 24.

            Born in Au Sable Forks the son of Rev. Charles Burdick Alford and Margaret Burton of Lake George, he was a graduate of Chester High School and Hobart College. Like his father he became an Episcopalian priest.

            Later he converted to Roman Catholicism. He was sent to Rome, Italy to study cannon law at the Gregorian University. After receiving his doctorate in canon law, he returned to the Albany diocese to serve as an auditor, and prosynodal and synodal judge of the Marriage Tribunal.

            His parish assignments included Our Lady of Good Counsel, Roxbury; St. Peters, Stillwater; St. Joseph’s, Troy; St. Margaret Mary’s, Albany.

            He was chaplain at St. Catherine’s Infant Home and Brady Hospital from 1949 to 1955. In 1955 he was named pastor of Resurrection, Germantown.

            Father Alford is survived by several brothers, George of Georgia, Scott of Connecticut, David of Middleburgh, Richard of Chatham and Charles B., Delmar. There are also a number of cousins in Chestertown, Richmond, Va. as well as nieces and nephews.

 

Photo from Caldwell Cemetery, Lake George, Warren Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Thomas Dunne – 10/15/2012: record not available [bio]

Taken by photographer Thomas Dunne, inactive contributor

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that C. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 14 Aug 1901, last residence Hudson, Columbia Co., NY.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Charles Burdick Alford and Margaret Roxey Burton Alford; and brothers Charles Edmund Alford and David Burton Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Irving Scott Alford in Connecticut Obituaries; and of his grandfather David Lewis Alford in Illinois Obituaries.

            Bernard’s nephew Robert Alford, AAFA #0873, manages a website about his ancestors: Our Tree of Life. It includes details about the lives of his ancestors and relatives as well as numerous photos.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Culver Bernard 1901 NY1, Charles Burdick 1873 IL2, David Lewis 1849 NY3, Ransom Constantine 1818 VT4, Ashley Owen 1770 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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DANIEL N. ALFORD

 

NEW YORK HERALD

New York, NY—Sunday, 10 April 1887

 

DIED

 

            Daniel N. Alford, beloved son of Mrs. Minnie Alford, Thursday, April 7, in his 21st year.

            Will be buried Sunday, at one o’clock, from late residence, No. 231 East 109th st.

 

AAFA NOTES: Daniel Alford, age 16, was a passenger on the Vaderland, arriving in New York on 31 July 1882 from Antwerp, Belgium, nationality English. Traveling with him was Geo. [?—difficult to read] 41, Minnie Alford 35, and Berthy 11.

            On the 1881 England census, Croydon, Surrey Co., England: George Alford, 42 born Croydon, Surrey; his wife Minnie 38 born “America New York”; and son Daniel N. 14 born “America New York”.

            From New York, New York, Death Index, 1862–1948 (Ancestry): Minnie Alford, age 60, died 7 May 1907 in Manhattan, NY.

 

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DAVID H. ALVORD

 

DAILY DISPATCH

Oneida, Madison Co., NY—13 July 2014

 

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ONEIDA—David H. Alvord, 55, of 580 Seneca St, died unexpectedly Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at his residence.

            He was born Nov. 5, 1958, in Canastota, a son of Harlan and Jane Shay Alvord. He was a 1976 graduate of Oneida High School. Following high school he entered Colgate University, and graduated magna cum laude, with his degree in political science, in 1980.

            While at Colgate, he served on numerous alumni committees and was the editor of the school newspaper. David was employed by the Oneida Public Library, and served as past president and treasurer of the Friends of the Library. David served as the Oneida city historian since 1994. He wrote many articles for the Oneida Dispatch, including his well-known “Remember When” column. He had been a volunteer for the Madison County Historical Society.

            Surviving is his mother, Jane, of Oneida, with whom he resided; three brothers, William Dailey of Seneca Falls, Marc and Kim Alvord, of Oneida, Dennis and Karen Alvord, of Oneida; two sisters, Peggy and James Arnold, of Virginia Beach and Donna Northrop, of Oneida.

            He was predeceased by his father, Harlan in 1998; two sisters, Judy Daggett and Sandra Vecchio and a brother, Larry Dailey.

            Funeral services will be held Sunday, July 13, 2014 at 4 p.m. from the Coolican-McSweeney Funeral Home, 322 Washington Ave., Oneida, with the Rev. Stewart Wattles, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Oneida, officiating. Interment will be made in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Wampsville….

 

In another article:

 

DAILY DISPATCH

Oneida, Madison Co., NY—9 July 2014

 

ONEIDA—Oneida City Historian David Alvord died unexpectedly in his sleep between Tuesday and Wednesday. He was 55.

            Alvord worked for the Oneida Public Library for more than 15 years; Director Carolyn Gerakopoulous hired him.

            “My heart goes out to his mother, Jane,” Gerakopoulos said. “He will be missed here. Whenever I needed help with anything, be it moving furniture, presenting speakers, speaking at events - David was always here. Many of our patrons will greatly miss him, as well as our employees.”

            She said she and her staff were still in shock following the news.

            Alvord lived in Oneida his whole life with his mother, Jane Alvord – she said they couldn’t go anywhere with her son without learning about the history of the city’s buildings.

            “Anyone who knew him will be upset that he’s gone,” she said. “Every time I went anywhere in Oneida with David, I got a history lesson.”

            His brother, Dennis, remembers the historian started his information-gathering early on; he would take copious notes at public events and on trips, including parades. For years, he was a judge of the Oneida City Memorial Day Parade.

            “He had an amazing ability to remember facts and dates of local history,” his mother said. “Even early on.”

            Alvord graduated from Oneida High School in 1976 and went on to graduate from Colgate University four years later.

            Alvord served as the Oneida city historian since 1994. City Clerk Sue Pulverenti said he held the post since before the city had written contracts for the position.

            “David was extremely knowledgeable and so helpful to so many people,” Pulverenti said. “He knew so much about every aspect of this city.”

            Pulverenti said he even helped residents track down birth and death records for genealogy studies, predating even the city’s records that stretch well into the 1800s.

            “He certainly will be missed,” Mayor Max Smith said. “He was a dedicated historian who really understood and cared about this area and its history. It’s tragic that he is gone so soon….”

            He’s had a weekly history column in The Oneida Daily Dispatch since 1988. His sister-in-law, Karen Alvord, later came to The Dispatch as ad director and then general manager, and his brother, Marc, was circulation director for a few years, but David was the first of the Alvords to become part of the organization.

            “It’s been a sad day in The Dispatch offices,” said Editor Kurt Wanfried. “We all liked Dave; he was one of a kind. I edited every one of Dave’s columns; it was a joy. I learned so much about Oneida reading it.”

 

Photo from Walnut Grove Cemetery, Wampsville, Madison Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Denny Shumway

 

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

            See the obituaries of his parents, Harlan Glenn Alvord and Jane E. Shay Alvord, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Harlan Glenn 1919 NY1, Royal Terbell 1886 NY2, Don Quincy 1848 NY3, Royal Tyler 1801 NY4, Woolcott 1773 MA5, John 1739 CT6, Thomas 1710 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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DAVID BURTON ALFORD

Uncle of Robert Scott Alford, AAFA #0873

 

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Photo from Robert Scott Alford, AAFA #0873

 

Source unknown

_____, NY—Friday, 12 October 1984

 

MIDDLEBURGH—Services will be today for David B. Alford, 75, of Main Street, who died Wednesday [October 10] in Ellis Hospital, Schenectady, after a long illness.

            He was born in Lebanon Springs and lived in Middleburgh for more than 50 years.

            He was a graduate of Hudson High School, Hobart College in Geneva, and Albany Law School.

            He maintained a law practice in Middleburgh for nearly 50 years until his death. He was a member, deacon and elder of the Middleburgh Reformed Church and was on the executive committee of the General Synod of theReformed Church of America.

            He was on the Committee for the Revision of the Constitution of the church, a member and past master of the Middleburgh Masonic Lodge No. 663, and a member of Schoharie Valley Masonic Lodge No. 491.

            From 1950 to 1951 he was president of the Middleburgh Rotary Club. He was a member of the New York State and Schoharie County bar associations, served on the committee for professional standards, and was the first counsel for the White Face Mountain Authority.

            He is survived by his wife, Helen Zalonis Alford; a daughter Anne Doerge of Middleburgh; three sons, Rev. Jeffery Alford of Gordon, Ga., Richard Alford of Aurora, Ill., and Frank Alford of Middleburgh; three brothers, Charles Edmund Alford of Delmar, N. Richards Alford of Chatham, and I. Scott Alford of Middlefield, Conn.; and nine grandchildren.

            Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. in the Middleburgh Reformed Church.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the Middleburgh Reformed Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that David Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 16 Jan 1909 and died _____ Oct 1984, last residence Middleburgh, Schoharie Co., NY.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Charles Burdick Alford and Margaret Roxey Burton Alford; and brothers Charles Edmund Alford and Culver Bernard Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Irving Scott Alford in Connecticut Obituaries; and of his grandfather David Lewis Alford in Illinois Obituaries.

            Bernard’s nephew Robert Alford, AAFA #0873, manages a website about his ancestors: Our Tree of Life. It includes details about the lives of his ancestors and relatives as well as numerous photos.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: David Burton 1909 NY1, Charles Burdick 1873 IL2, David Lewis 1849 NY3, Ransom Constantine 1818 VT4, Ashley Owen 1770 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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DAVID REED ALVORD

 

PRESS & SUN-BULLETIN

Binghamton, Broome Co., NY—Wednesday, 11 February 2015

 

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            David R. Alvord, 74, of Cortland [Cortland Co.], NY, passed away on Sunday, February 8, 2015, at home with his family.

            He was born in Cortland, grew up in Marathon [Cortland Co.], and was the son of the late S. Reed Alvord and D. Marjorie (Moore) Alvord.

            He is survived by his beloved wife of 48 years Kathleen (Howard) Alvord, three married sons and their families Dennis Alvord, Joan Glickman, Eliana and Eitan Alvord of Chevy Chase, MD; Jeffrey, Michelle and Justin Alvord of Vestal, NY; and, Gregory, Kyle, Rylan and Graham Alvord of Richmond, VA. He is also survived by two sisters and their husbands Susanne (Roland) Ryan and Peggy (Raymond) Reynolds; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Richard (Claudia) Howard, Sheila (Richard) Halstrom; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Prior to his retirement in 2001, he spent over 40 years as a community banker where he supported local businesses and homeowners. As President and Chief Executive Officer of the First National Bank of Cortland he oversaw a merger with Oneida Valley Bank and the creation of Alliance Bank, NA. Throughout his career and in retirement he was active in numerous professional, civic and community organizations such as the New York State Bankers Association, the Independent Bankers Association, J.M. Murray Center, Peck Memorial Library, the Cortland County Dairy Promotion Committee, the United Way, the Cortland County Cooperative Extension Board, the American Red Cross Board, the American Cancer Society, the TC3 Foundation, the Cortland Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees, the Cortland Cooperative Insurance Company, the Central New York Regional Economic Development Committee, the Cortland County Economic Development Committee Revolving Loan Fund Program, the Cortland Community Development Loan Committee, the Cortland County Chamber of Commerce, the SUNY Cortland College Development Foundation, the Cortland Memorial Foundation, the Home Store in New York and Church Service Center in his retirement community in Florida, and Rotary International where he worked to raise funds to support the global eradication of polio.

            Active in his church; his interests included landscaping, boating, downhill skiing, spending time outdoors, reading and music, as well as supporting his community and family, especially his children and grandchildren whom he adored. He never missed an opportunity to engage his grandchildren, nor they him. He greatly enjoyed his trips around the United States, particularly California and Hawaii with Kathy. He truly relished his patch of sunshine in Florida, a welcome respite from Upstate New York winters.

            Calling hours will be held at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home from 4 to 7pm, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland, NY on Friday, February 13, 2015. To offer online condolences visit www.wright-beard.com.

            Funeral services will be held at 11am, on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at the Homer Congregational Church in Homer, NY, with Reverend Dr. Kathleen Waters and Rev. Richard Cowles officiating. Entombment will follow at the Cortland Rural Cemetery….

FAG photo requested 3/16/2016

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: David Reed 1940 NY1, S. Reed 1917 NY2, Claude Rockefeller 1874 NY3, Simon Reed 1847 NY4, Alfred Augustus 1815 NY5, Almorine 1790 MA6, Josiah 1735 MA7, Josiah 1704 MA8, Benjamin 1658 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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DAVID RUEL ALFORD

 

LAKE PLACID NEWS

Lake Placid, Essex Co., NY—Thursday, 21 March 1968

 

            David Ruel Alford, 72, of Averyville, died Friday [March 15] at Saranac Lake General Hospital.

            Mr. Alford was born April 3, 1895 in Averyville and had been a farmer and later a carpenter-caretaker. His parents were Frank G. and Minnie Durgan Alford of Peasleyville. He was the husband of the former Rowena Sherman.

            Survivors are a son, Clarence (Bill) of Wilmington; a daughter Eva Daby of Lake Placid; a brother, B. McClure Alford; and a sister, Mabel Lyons of Lake Placid; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren also survive.

            The funeral was conducted at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Sunday with the Rev. Leon R. Stapley, pastor of the Adirondack Community Church, officiating. Burial will be in the spring in North Elba Cemetery.

 

 

Photo from North Elba Cemetery, North Elba, Essex Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Jayne Farley-Sorensen - jcsorensen1076@myfairpoint.net –emailed 9/21/2012 – LM on bio page 10/16/2012 – emailed 5/12/2013

Taken by photographer Jayne Farley Sorensen

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that David Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 3 Apr 1895 and died _____ March 1968, last residence Lake Placid, Essex Co., NY.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Hazel M. Morhouse Alford Sachs; second wife, Rowena Sherman Alford; son Clarence William “Bill” Alford; parents, Frank Gates Alford and Minnie Durgan Alford; and siblings B. McClure Alford, Howard Durgan Alford, and Mabel Alford Lyon in this compilation.

            From Montana, County Marriages, 1865–1950 (FamilySearch): David Ruel Alford of Billings, MT, age 22 born Lake Placid, NY, son of Frank G. Alford and Mary Durgan married Hazel M. Morhouse of Billings, MT, age 18 born Upper Jay [Essex Co.], NY, daughter of Will Morhouse and Eva Preston, on 27 June 1917 in Yellowstone Co., MT.

            On the New York State 1925 census, David and Hazel Alford are living in North Elba, Essex Co., NY, with their children Clarence W. 6 and Eva 4.

            In 1930 North Elba, Essex Co., NY, David R. Alford 35 and Rowena S. Alford 28 are living with children C. William Alford 11 and Eva M. Alford 9.

            In 1930 Bronx, Bronx Co., NY, Hazel Alford 31 divorced is a housekeeper for Charles Sachs.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: David Ruel 1895 NY1, Frank Gates 1865 NY2, Reuel C. 1839 NY3, Rufus 1812 VT4, Ashley Owen 1770 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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DAVID S. ALFRED

 

TIMES UNION

Albany, Albany Co., NY—Wednesday, 28 March 2012

 

 

GLENMONT—David S. Alfred, age 87, of Glenmont, died on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at the VA Medical Center in Albany surrounded by his loving family.

            Born in Bangor, Maine, Mr. Alfred resided in the Rhode Island, New England area for many years moving to the Capital District in 2000. He graduated high school at the age of 16. He was a graduate of Northeastern University. David was a Navy veteran and served during World War II. He had been employed as a mechanical engineer for various companies in Florida. He was an avid sail boater and bridge player. Mr. Alfred taught bridge as well as driver education while residing in Florida. He was also a math tutor in Florida as well as a small business owner.

            He is survived by his wife, Estelle Fuld-Alfred; and three sons, Stephen Fuld and his wife Kathleen of North Greenbush, Larry Alfred-Fuld and his wife Leslie of Colonie and Glenn M. Alfred and his wife Kathi of Cranston, R.I. Grandfather of Justin (Jennifer) Fuld, Jessica Tiffany (John), Kyle, Joshua and Colby Alfred and Cassidy, Taylor and Devin Fuld. Great-grandfather of Sean Ellis Tiffany.

            Private graveside services will be held on Thursday at the Beth Emeth Cemetery on Turner Lane, Loudonville, N.Y.

            Those wishing to remember David in a special way may make a memorial contribution to the American Cancer Society , 260 Osborne Road, Loudonville, NY 12211. To sign the online family guestbook, visit www.levinememorialchapel.com.

FAG photo requested 3/4/2016

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that David S. Alfred (SS# issued in MA) was born 16 Aug 1924, last residence not listed.

 

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DIANA JENNINGS ALFORD

 

DAILY GAZETTE

Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY—Friday, 20 May 2005

 

SCHENECTADY—Diana Jennings Alford went to be with her Lord on May 17, 2005.

            Wife of 43 years to Rev. Michael R. Alford; mother of Michael Andrew Alford and his wife, Martha of Newtown Square, PA, Peter Mekeel Alford of New York City and Mary Beth Clough and her husband, Mark of Schenectady; grandmother of Michael and Ryan Alford and Benjamin and Samuel Clough; sister of Joan Eldon and Ginny Atkinson.

            Relatives and friends are invited to attend a memorial service celebrating Diana’s life on Saturday, May 21, at First Presbyterian Church, 219 Union Street, Schenectady at 10 a.m….

            The family will receive friends in Mekeel Hall following the service….

            Arrangements are by the Jones Funeral Home, 1503 Union Street, Schenectady.

 

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Photo from First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Used with the written permission of Jeni (#47733487) at FindaGrave

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Diana J. Alford (SS# issued in MO) was born 1 May 1928, last residence Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY.

            From Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Ancestry): Diana Myers Jennings was born 1 May 1928 in Wilkes Barre, Luzerne Co., PA, daughter of Cortez M. Jennings and Pearl Nicholson.

 

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DONALD G. HALFORD

 

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

 

DAILY TIMES

Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY—Friday, 24 September 1993

 

            Donald Halford, 36, Everett, Wash., formerly of Potsdam, died Monday in Washington. He had been ill with AIDS.

            A memorial service will be at 7 p.m. Monday at Trinity Episcopal Church, Everett. A memorial service will be held in Potsdam at the convenience of the family.

            Arrangements are with the Bleitz Funeral Home, 316 Florentia St., Seattle, Wash. Contributions may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, 2301 Hoyt Ave., Everett, Wash. 98201, the United Methodist Church, Potsdam, or Bailey Boushay House, 2720 E. Madison, Seattle, Wash. 9811204738.

            Surviving are his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Halford, Potsdam; a brother, Robert, Potsdam; a sister, Pam, Potsdam; four nephews and a niece.

            Mr. Halford attended Potsdam schools and was a graduate of the Crane School of Music at Potsdam State University College.

            He performed in operas in New York City, Italy and various cities in the United States.

            He had been a resident of the Seattle, Wash., area since 1989.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donald G. Halford (SS# issued in NY) was born 1 Feb 1957, last residence Everett, Snohomish Co., WA.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Everett Charles Halford and Anna Curtis Halford, in this compilation.

 

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DONALD HAROLD ALFORD

 

R.J. Fahy Funeral Home

Norwich, Chenango Co., NY—_____ November 2011

 

            Donald Harold Alford, 76, of Norwich and a resident of Wayne County for much of his life, passed away Friday afternoon, Nov. 18, 2011, in the Chenango Memorial Hospital.

            Don was born in Marion, NY the son of Harold and Martha Alford in April of 1935. He attended school in Sodus, NY and spent many years in Wayne County. While living in Wayne Co. he was employed by Duffy-Motts Cannery. Don had also lived in Asheboro, NC where he worked for the Black and Decker Co. He came to the Chenango County area in 1992 to be with his family. In 1986 Don married Ella Guinup.

            Don is survived by his children, Glenna (Richard) Downey of Norwich, Christine Strong of NC, Maxine (Lester) Forbes of Randleman, NC, Valencia (Charles) Barron of Fleming, NY and Dorothy (Richard) Cox of Greensboro, NC. Several grandchildren, great grandchildren, neices sand nephews also survive.

            Don was predeceased by his wife Ella, his children Mary Ann Coons, Janet Peacock, Paul and Charles Coon, his sister Eloise and his brothers Clifford and Penny.

            Memorial services for Don were held at the home of his granddaughter Rebecca Meek on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011.

            Arrangements were by the R.J. Fahy Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donald H. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 25 Apr 1935, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his wife, Ella Maude Guinup Doughty Stone Alford, in this compilation.

 

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DONALD W. ALVORD

Grandfather of Resa Dee Alvord, AAFA #0840

 

CORNELL CHRONICLE

Cornell University

Ithaca, Tompkins Co., NY—Thursday, 13 December 1973

 

            Donald W. Alvord, 62, died Saturday in his home in King Ferry after a long illness

            Born in Syracuse, he was employed at the Syracuse Herald Journal from 1949 to 1955. He moved to King Ferry and became the editor and publisher of the Southern Cayuga Tribune until 1967. He then worked at the Print Shop at Cornell until he retired in 1973.

            A member of Genoa Lodge F&AM, he was also a member of King Ferry Fire Department, was past president of Cayuga County Firemen’s Assn.. a charter member of Lakeside Fire Department, Syracuse, and a member, lay leader and trustee of Ledyard United Methodist Church.

 

In another article:

 

CITIZEN ADVERTISER

Auburn, Cayuga Co., NY—8 December 1973

 

            Donald W. Alvord, 62, husband of Ruth Sniffen Alvord, died this morning at his home in King Ferry after an illness of six months.

            He was born in Syracuse and was employed as a compositor by the Syracuse Herald-Journal from 1949–1955. In 1955, he became editor and publisher of the Southern Cayuga Tribune until 1967. He was employed by Cornell University until this past February when he retired.

            Mr. Alvord was a member of the Genoa Lodge 421 and the King Ferry Fire Department. He was a past president of the Cayuga County Firemens Association, a charter member of the Lakeside Fire Department of Syracuse and a member, lay leader and trustee of the Ledyard Methodist Church.

            Besides his wife, he is survived by a son, Covert C. Alvord of Locke; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Connie) Sykes of El Cajon, Calif. and Mrs. David (Melanee) Carr of Missoula, Mont.; one sister, Mrs. John Burt of Auburn; 9 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchild.

            Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 11, 1973 at 3 p.m. at the Belle Isle Methodist Church, with interment in Belle Isle Cemetery

FAG photo requested 1/11/2016

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donald Alvord. (SS# issued in NY) was born 7 May 1911, last residence King Ferry, Cayuga Co., NY.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ruth Sniffen Alvord Brissett; and brother Robert Lenard Alvord in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Donald W. 1911 NY1, William Wallace 1880 NY2, Don Quincy 1848 NY3, Royal Tyler 1801 NY4, Woolcott 1773 MA5, John 1739 CT6, Thomas 1710 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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DORIAN E. ALVORD

 

THE RECORDER

Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., NY—Tuesday, 11 March 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

            Dorian E. Alvord, 81, of Ridge Road, Broadalbin [Fulton Co.], died Tuesday [March 11] at Saratoga Hospital after a short illness.

            Born in Schenectady, Mr. Alvord lived most of his life in the Capital District.

            He was a deliveryman for Manly Auto Supply in Saratoga for nearly seven years, retiring in the mid 1980s.

            His wife, Dorothy Smith Alvord, died in 1986.

            Survivors include a son, Gary W. Alvord of Alpaus; a brother, Robert Alvord of Texas; nine grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

            A memorial service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the Baxter-Andrew Funeral Home, 40 N. Brandywine Ave., Schenectady.... Burial will be private. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorian Alvord (SS# issued in NY) was born 30 May 1915, last residence Broadalbin, Fulton Co., NY.

            See the obituaries of his son Richard Edward Alvord; and his brother Charles Sidney Alvord in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Rebecca Ida Alvord Carter Kinne in Oklahoma Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Dorian E. 1915 NY1, Charles Augustus 1887 PA2, Dory Willis 1857 PA3, James Boyd 1827 PA4, Zenas 1789 CT5, Seth 1754 CT6, Seth 1714 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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DORIS COLLINS HUBBARD ALVORD

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Tuesday, 3 October 1995

 

            Doris Hubbard Alvord, 90, of 137 Vieau Drive died Sunday at Community-General Hospital after a brief illness.

            Mrs. Alvord was a native of Belleville. She retired as cafeteria supervisor at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center. Mrs. Alvord also operated the Dutch Haven Restaurant on Marshall Street with her brother Donald. She also was dining room hostess at the former Yates Hotel.

            Her first husband, Clinton Hubbard, died Feb. 19, 1952. She was a graduate of Union Academy of Belleville and Canton Agricultural & Technical College and attended Syracuse University.

            Mrs. Alvord was a member of Immanuel United Methodist Church, Camillus, and a former member of its Elizabeth Circle.

            Surviving are her husband, Robert W.; a son, Robert Hubbard of Henderson Harbor; two stepdaughters, Barbara Alvord of Liverpool and Stephanie Foester of New London, Conn.; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

            Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville, the Rev. Wendy Rholehamel officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Henderson….

            Contributions may be made to Hospice of Jefferson County Inc. or Hospice of Central New York.

 

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DAILY TIMES

Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY—Monday, 2 October 1995

 

            Doris Hubbard Alvord, 90, of 137 Vieau Drive, Syracuse, mother of Robert Hubbard, Henderson Harbor, died at 2 p.m. Sunday [October 1] at Community-General Hospital, Syracuse, after a short illness.

            The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Carpenter-Stoodley Funeral Home, Belleville, with the Rev. Wendy Rholehamel, pastor of Immanuel United Methodist Church, Camillus, officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery, town of Henderson.

            Calling hours will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

            Surviving besides her son are her husband, Robert W.; two stepdaughters, Barbara Alvord, Liverpool, and Stephanie Foester, New London, Conn.; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

            Two brothers, Donald and Richard Collins, died before her.

            Born July 11, 1905, in Belleville, daughter of Fred and Jessie Alverson Collins, she was a graduate of Union Academy of Belleville and attended Syracuse University. She graduated from Canton Agricultural and Technical College.

            She married Clinton Hubbard in Belleville. He died Feb. 19, 1952.

            She married Robert W. Alvord Aug. 20, 1967, in Syracuse.

            She was associated with her brother Donald operating the Dutch Haven Restaurant, Syracuse. She was dining room hostess at Hotel Yeats, Syracuse, and before retiring was cafeteria supervisor at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Syracuse.

            She was a member of Immanuel United Methodist Church and a former member of its Elizabeth Circle.

FAG photo requested 3/4/2016

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Doris C. Alvord (SS# issued in NY), last residence Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Robert W. Alvord, in this compilation.

 

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DOROTHEA ROWLEY ALVORD

 

THE LEADER-HERALD

Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY—Friday, 29 April 2005

 

            Mrs. Dorothea R. Alvord, 91, of Gloversville, died Thursday [April 28] at Nathan Littauer Hospital following a brief illness.

            She was born in Troy, N.Y. on September 24, 1913, a daughter of the late Harry and Carrie Huntington Rowley. She was educated in Gloversville schools and began her working career as a cosmetics buyer for the former Martin & Naylor department Store. She later was employed at Gen’s Fashionette and lastly employed as a bookkeeper for the Genesee Auto Supply Co. for several years, retiring many years ago. Mrs. Alvord was of the Episcopal faith and a member of the Cayadutta Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. Dorothea was married on August 20, 1938 to Hallock B. Alvord, who died in 1985.

            Survivors include her daughters, Dorothea “Dottie” Studenic and her husband, William of Gloversville and Patricia Coloney and her husband Mark of Wells. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Leslie Smrtic, Richard Romano, William Romano, J. Michael Romano, Beth Roller and Kurt Roller; twelve great-grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Amelia Rowley of Arizona; nieces; nephews and her special cat, Dolly.

            Mrs. Alvord was predeceased by sisters, Mildred Mc Donough, Ruth Reynolds, and Marion Finn; brothers, Harry, Edward, Paul, Robert, Donald Rowley and an infant brother. She was also predeceased by two grandsons, Andrew and Alfred Studenic.

            The family will receive friends Sunday 7-9 p.m. at the Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home, 51 Fremont Street, Gloversville.

            Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family in Prospect Hill Cemetery....

FAG photo requested 3/4/2016

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Dorothea R. Alvord (SS# issued in NY) but list her death date as April 27, last residence Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Hallock Babcock 1909 NY1, Hallock Calvin 1863 NY2, Calvin Giberson 1823 NY3, Calvin 1786 CT4, Daniel 1743 CT5, Thomas 1710 MA6, Thomas 1683 MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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DOROTHY ALFORD COOPER

 

OGDENSBURG JOURNAL

Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence Co., NY—Tuesday, 20 November 1984

 

STAR LAKE—Funeral services for Dorothy A. Cooper, 49, Star Lake, will be at 1 p.m. today at the Hawley Funeral Home, Star Lake, with the Rev. Paul Heller officiating. Burial will be in the Oswegatchie Cemetery.

            Mrs. Cooper died as a result of a one-car accident Saturday (Nov. 17, 1984) in the Town of Wilna, near Natural Bridge.

            Surviving are her mother, Mrs. Margaret L. Alford, Potsdam; one son, Anthony A., a student at SUNY Potsdam; two daughters, Leslie L., a student at Canton ATC, and Kimberly A., a student at Alfred University; two sisters, Mrs. Everett (Margaret) Bradley, Colton, and Mrs. John (Gail) Rogers, Waddington, and several nieces and nephews.

            Mrs. Cooper was born in Colton, April 23, 1935, daughter of Armond and Margaret Dorothy Alford. She was a graduate of Albany State University, where she received a bachelor’s degree in education in 1957. She completed her graduate work at St. Lawrence University, SUNY Oneonta and Syracuse University. She was employed in the guidance department at Clifton-Fine Central School.

            She married Jared M. Cooper. That marriage ended in divorce in 1960.

            Mrs. Cooper was honored as Counselor of the Year by the Northern Zone Personnel and Guidance Association in 1978 and was a member of the Clifton-Fine and New York State Teachers Association. Mrs. Cooper also was a member of the Clifton-Fine Hospital board and auxiliary and a member of the Clifton-Fine Investment Club and Arena Association….

 

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Photo from Oswegatchie Cemetery, Fine, St. Lawrence Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Anne Cady

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Armond Arnold Alford and Margaret L. Dorothy Alford; in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Dorothy 1935 NY1, Armond Arnold 1906 NY2, Fred H. 1869 NY3, William Arnold 1833 NY4, Arnold 1804 VT5, Arnold 1780 CT6, Eliphalet 1753 CT7, Job 1708 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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EDGAR ROBERT ALFRED

 

WEEDSPORT CAYUGA CHIEF-PORT BYRON CHRONICLE

Weedsport, Cayuga Co., NY—30 March 1960

 

            Edgar Robert Alfred, 72, died Monday night, March 28, in Auburn Memorial hospital after a short illness.

            Born in Port Byron, Mr. Alfred had lived his entire lifetime in the Port Byron area. In conjunction with operating a taxi service in Port Byron, he worked with Earl Wethey, who was a funeral director for a period of 25 years. Mr. Alfred was associated with several funeral directors in the Auburn area.

            Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Ruby Alfred of Homer; a son, Richard J. Alfred of Port Byron, with whom he made his home; a brother, William Alfred of Ithaca; three sisters, Miss Mary Alfred, Mrs. Terry Hopkins, both of Auburn, and Mrs. Grace Graham of Syracuse; a grandson, Richard J. Alfred of Port Byron; several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services at 2:30 p. m. today (Thursday) at the F. J. Scott funeral home in Port Byron. Rev. Joseph A. Browde of First Methodist church, Port Byron, will officiate. Burial in Mt. Pleasant cemetery, Port Byron.

 

Photo from Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Port Byron, Cayuga Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Karen Alfred

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

             See the obituary of his brother Frederick H. Alfreds in this compilation. Note that Frederick’s last name includes an S.

 

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EDNA GAY ALFORD SPRAGUE

 

ADIRONDACK DAILY ENTERPRISE

Saranac Lake, Franklin Co., NY—20 November 1990

 

MANCHESTER, Conn.—Edna G. Alford Sprague, 42, of Manchester and formerly of Wilmington, N.Y., died Monday, Nov. 19, 1990.

            She was born Dec. 21, 1947 in Keene Valley, the daughter of Clarence “Bill” Alford and Marion Shumway Deforest.

            She is survived by her husband, Thomas R. Sprague of Manchester; two sons, Raymond W. and William D., both of Manchester; her mother, Marion Deforest of Wilmington; two sisters, Judy Bowen and Victoria Hozley, both of Wilmington; a grandson, Nathan Sprague of Manchester and several nieces and nephews.

            Calling hours will be held 2–4 and 7–9 p.m. Thursday at the Zaumetzer-Sprague Funeral Home in AuSable Forks, N.Y. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hazelton Cemetery, Wilmington.

            Donations in her memory may be made to the Wilmington Fire and Rescue Service.

 

Photo from Haselton Cemetery, Wilmington, Essex Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Judie DV Smith

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Clarence William “Bill” Alford and Marion I. Shumway Alford Terry Deforest; sisters Judy A. Alford Bowen and Victoria M. Alford Hozley; and grandparents David Ruel Alford and Rowena Sherman Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Edna Gay 1947 NY1, Clarence William 1918 NY2, David Ruel 1895 NY3, Frank Gates 1865 NY4, Reuel C. 1839 NY5, Rufus 1812 VT6, Ashley Owen 1770 VT7, Benedict 1716 CT8, Benedict 1688 CT9, Jeremiah 1655 CT10, Benedict 1619 England11, Thomas 1598 England12.

 

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EDNA M. CARVER ALVORD

Stepmother of Shirley Ann Alvord Nash, AAFA #0912

 

DAILY TIMES

Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY—Thursday, 23 March 2000

 

            Edna M. Alvord, 91, Pulaski, died Wednesday [March 22] at Oswego Hospital.

            Mrs. Alvord lived in Amboy before moving to Pulaski in 1973.

            Born Sept. 9, 1908, in Syracuse, she was a daughter of Charley and Sarah Winchell Carver.

            She married Robert Alvord on Aug. 31, 1940. He died Aug. 21, 1965.

            Mrs. Alvord was a member of Amboy Presbyterian Church and a charter member of the Amboy Mothers Club.

            Surviving are two daughters, Catherine Gregory and Margaret Snow, both of Pulaski, 11 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

            A sister, Goldie C. Olmstead, died March 11, 1994.

            The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Foster-Hax Funeral Home. Burial will be in Belle Isle Cemetery, Camillus….

            Donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Central New York, 441 W. Kirkpatrick St., Syracuse, N.Y. 13204.

FAG photo requested 1/11/2016

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Edna M. Alvord (SS# issued in NY), last residence Oswego, Oswego Co., NY.

            See the obituary of her husband, Robert Lenard Alvord, in this compilation.

 

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EDWIN MADISON ALFORD, SR.

 

NEW YORK HERALD

New York, NY—Monday, 3 February 1879

 

DIED

 

            In Brooklyn, February 1, 1879, at the residence of his son-in-law, John A. Simpson, 399 Van Buren st., Edwin M. Alford, Sr., aged 72 years, of the late firm of Kennedy & Alford. Notice of funeral hereafter.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Ann Maria Honeywell Alford; and children Charles Consider Alford and Laura Webb Alford Hotalling in this compilation.

            Edwin was the son of Consider Alford and Lucy Fitch Kennedy.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Edwin Madison 1807 NY1, Consider 1778 England2.

 

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EFFIE PRESTON ALFORD

 

LAKE PLACID NEWS

Lake Placid, Essex Co., NY—Thursday, 24 July 1969

 

            Mrs. Effie P. Alford died Monday afternoon [July 21] at a Tupper Lake Nursing Home at the age of 93. She had been confined to the nursing home there for four years before that. Previously her home had been at Main St., Lake Placid.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of the Placid Star, Chapter, OES and of the Women’s Society for Christian Service of the Adirondack Community Church. She was born Nov. 16, 1876 in Wilmington, a daughter of Adna and Margaret Preston. Her husband, Harvey G. Alford, is deceased.

            The funeral was held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Clark Funeral Home in Lake Placid with the Rev. William Vigne, pastor of the Community Church, officiating. Burial was in North Elba Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford’s family request that, in lieu of flowers, friends make donations to the Adirondack Community Church in her name.

            Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Climena Wikoff of Lake Placid; a son Ruel; a brother, George Preston of Lake Placid; 7 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Harvey Giles Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and daughter Climena Martin Alford Wikoff in this compilation.

 

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ELISHA ALVORD

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Saturday, 19 March 1910

 

            Elisha Alvord, son of the late Thomas Gold Alvord of this city, is dead. His body is expected to arrive in Syracuse at 5 o’clock this morning and will be taken by M. Ryan & Son, undertakers, to Oakwood Cemetery for burial in the Alvord family plot at 11 o’clock.

            The death of Mr. Alvord, who for many years was a resident of Colorado, occurred Thursday at the residence of his youngest daughter, Mrs. Daisy Alvord Mills, formerly of Syracuse, in New York city. He was 67 years old and a half-brother of Mrs. James A. Cheney of No. 105 West Adams street, and of Thomas G. Alvord, jr., of No 401 South Warren street, the latter for many years chief of The New York World’s bureau at Washington and later with The New York Herald.

            Mr. Alvord was a son of Thomas G. and Amelia Ann Kellogg, the latter having been the former Lieutenant-Governor’s first wife. He went West many years ago and practiced law in Colorado. He resided at Pueblo in that state and was at one time county judge of Otero county. Of late he had been residing with his daughter in New York city. A wife, from whom he had been separated many years, is living in California. She was in Syracuse at the time of her mother’s death in January of 1909. Relatives in Syracuse last night stated that Mr. Alvord had been ill for a long time and succumbed to heart disease and pneumonia.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, Thomas Gold Alvord Sr.; and grandson Cornelius Lansing Alvord Jr. in this compilation.

            He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY, but he has no gravestone [Find A Grave].

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Elisha 1843 NY1, Elisha 1773 CT3, Thomas Gould 1742 CT4, Asahel 1720 MA5, Thomas 1683 MA6, Thomas 1653 CT7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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ELIZABETH F. “BETTY” ALFORD SEARS

 

ADIRONDACK DAILY ENTERPRISE

Saranac Lake, Franklin Co., NY—Monday, 30 December 1997

 

LAKE PLACID—Elizabeth (Betty) Alford Sears, 73, of Hyland Avenue, Lake Placid died Monday, Dec. 29, 1997 at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.

            Born Jan. 21, 1924 in Lake Placid, she was the daughter of Olie and Ina (Salem) Alford.

            She was raised in Lake Placid and attended Lake Placid High School. She married Frank Sears in Lake Placid on Jan. 7, 1941.

            Mrs. Sears was an avid bowler and most recently bowled in the “Old As You Feel” league.

            She was predeceased by her brother Martin.

            Survivors include her husband; three daughters, Natalie Clark of Moriah Center, Betsy Richards and Mary Marmion of Lake Placid; two sons, Frank of Lake Placid and Donald of Mooers; a sister, Ethel Pomeroy of Saranac Lake; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

            Calling hours are from 2 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at the Clark Funeral Home in Lake Placid. A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. Cremation will follow.

            Memorial donations may be made to the Lake Placid Volunteer Ambulance service.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elizabeth F. Sears (SS# issued in NY), last residence Lake Placid, Essex Co., NY.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Olie Alford and Ina Salem Alford; and sister Ethel Alford Pomeroy in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Elizabeth F. 1924 NY1, Olie 1873 NY2, Reuel C. 1839 NY3, Rufus 1812 VT4, Ashley Owen 1770 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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ELLA MAUDE GUINUP DOUGHTY STONE ALFORD

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Tuesday, 19 May 1998

 

            Ella M. Alford, 75, of Harpursville died Sunday [May 17] at home.

            She was born in Ira [Cayuga Co.].

            Her first husband, Fred Doughty, died in 1978; her second husband, Fred Stone, died in 1986; a daughter, Mary Ann Coons, died in 1985.

            Survivors: Her husband, Donald; six daughters, Janet Peacock of North Carolina, Glenna Downey of Bainbridge, Christine Strong of Harpursville, Maxcine Crews of Weedsport, Valencia Barron of Cato and Dorothy Smith of Greensboro, N.C.; two sons, Paul Stone of Martville and Charles Stone of Dansville, Va.; a brother, Charles Guinup of Sterling; 25 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren.

            Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at Jewell Funeral Home, Cato. Burial, Martville Cemetery. Calling hours, 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home, 13164 South St., Cato.

            Contributions: American Diabetes Association, 1603 W. Genesee St., Syracuse 13204.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ella M. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 5 July 1922, last residence Harpursville, Broome Co., NY.

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

            From Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Ancestry): Ella Maude Guinup was born 15 July 1922 in Granby Center, Oswego Co., NY, daughter of Jerry A. Guinup and Georgia M. Vannetten.

 

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ELLEN FRANCES TROUTMAN ALFORD

 

THE SUN

New York City, NY—Friday, 8 November 1946

 

UPSTATE WOMAN DIES AT 101

 

SENECA FALLS, Nov 8 (A.P.)—Mrs. Ellen Frances Alford died yesterday [November 7] at the age of 101 years. She was believed to have been Seneca county’s oldest resident.

 

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Photo from Restvale Cemetery, Seneca Falls, Seneca Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Jeff247 - jeff13148@hotmail.com – emailed 3/4/2016

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Thomas Jefferson Alford, in this compilation.

            Ellen F. Alford is listed on the 1880 census in Seneca Falls, Seneca Co., NY, with her husband, Thomas Alford age 43 b. NY, and children: Charles 13, Elmer 2, and Carrie 1.

            In 1900, still in Seneca Falls, they are listed as Alvord: Thomas J. Alvord 62 born Dec 1837 wheelright, married 35 years; his wife Ellen F. 55 born March 1845, 5 children, 4 living; and Elmer F. 23, Carrie E. 21, and Fred H. 16.

 

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ELLEN MARY DOAK RULISON ALVORD

 

HAMILTON COUNTY EXPRESS

Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., NY—14 December 2010

 

            Ellen M. Alvord, 85, formerly of Mayfield [Fulton Co.], passed away peacefully on Thursday, November 18, 2010, at Nathan Littauer Extended Care Nursing Home.

            She was born on June 26, 1925 in Amsterdam [NY]. She was the daughter of the late Christopher and Evelyn (Lench) Doak. She graduated from Wells High School and was a homemaker and waitress at the family-owned business The Overrock Inn, Wells.

            She is survived by: a son, James Rulison (Karen) of Mayfield; three granddaughters, Jodi Werner (Michael) of Ballston Spa, Jenny Rulison of Mayfield and Debbie Barkley of Horsheim, Pa.; a stepson, Steve Alvord of Charlotte, NC; a stepdaughter, Nancy Baker (Tom) of Manassas, Va.; a sister, Shirley Heffernan (John) of Jensen Beach, Fla.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a great-grandson, Aiden Werner.

            She was predeceased by: her first husband, Richard Rulison, whom she married Aug. 11, 1945; a daughter, JoAnn Barkley; and her second husband, Vincent Alvord.

            Family and friends called Tuesday, November 23, at Walrath & Stewart Funeral Home in Gloversville, where the Rev. Bonnie Orth presided over her funeral service.

            Interment was at Union Rural Cemetery, Mayfield. Memorial donations may be made to the Mayfield Central Presbyterian Church, 22 North Main Street, Mayfield NY 12117.

            Please visit the family’s online guestbook at www.brbsfuneral.com.

 

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Photo from Union Rural Cemetery, Mayfield, Fulton Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Addie

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ellen M. Alvord (SS# issued in NY) was born 26 June 1925, last residence Mayfield, Fulton Co., NY.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Vincent Hugh Alvord, in this compilation.

            Her middle name is from her Find A Grave memorial.

 

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ELSIE MERRILL ALFORD

 

THE RECORD-POST

Lake Placid, Essex Co., NY—Thursday, 7 December 1922

 

            Mrs. Elsie Alford died at her home in Averyville Sunday afternoon [December 3] after an illness of several weeks.

 

Photo from North Elba Cemetery, North Elba, Essex Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Patrick Egan

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Rufus Alford; and son George Albert Alford in this compilation.

            From the 1900 census in North Elba, Essex Co., NY: Rufus Alford, age 40 b. Jan 1860 in NY; his wife Elsa 40 b. Dec 1859 in NY; and son Albert 12 b. Aug 1887 in NY.

            The inscription on her gravestone, difficult to read, says:

 

Elsie Merrill

Wife of

Rufus Alford

Dec. 2_, 1858 - Dec. 3, 1922

 

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ELWOOD ALVIN ALVORD

 

SYRACUSE HERALD-JOURNAL

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Thursday, 21 October 1993

 

            Elwood A. “Al” Alvord, 70, of 1938 Route 321, Elbridge, died Tuesday [October 19] at Community-General Hospital.

            A native of Chittenango, Mr. Alvord also lived in Syracuse and Camillus before moving to Elbridge this July. He retired in 1985 as manager of production and inventory control after 44 years with Crouse-Hines Co.

            Mr. Alvord was a member of the Crouse-Hinds 25-Year Club and a former member of Chittenango Lodge, F&AM. He served in the Navy Submarine Service during World War II and was a member of Camillus Post 1540, American Legion.

            He was the widower of the former Anne Elizabeth Quick Arnold, who died in 1969.

            Surviving are his wife, the former Jane Ohlson; two sons, Gregory of East Greenbush and Alan of San Diego, Calif.; two daughters, Pamela Spirko of Manlius and Kristi Thomas of Denton, Texas; three stepsons, Craig, David and Steven Gravina, all of Syracuse; a stepdaughter, Christine Deinhart of Elbridge; a brother, Claude of Ormond Beach, Fla.; two sisters, Annvonette Mohn of Ormond Beach and Phylliss Landers of Baldwinsville; and nine grandchildren.

            Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at B.L. Bush & Sons Funeral Home, Elbridge. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Elbridge.

            Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 120 E. Main St.

            Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

FAG photo requested 3/6/2016

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elwood A. Alvord (SS# issued in NY) was born 22 Feb 1923, last residence Camillus, Onondaga Co., NY.

            We included the obituary of his brother Claude Oran Alvord in Florida Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Elwood Alvin 1923 NY1, Carlos Freeman 1884 NY2, Orin Lewis 1849 NY3, Alfred Augustus 1815 NY4, Almorine 1790 MA5, Josiah 1735 MA6, Josiah 1704 MA7, Benjamin 1658 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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EMELINE “LINA” HANDY ALFORD

 

MEDINA TRIBUNE

Medina, Orleans Co., NY—Thursday, 29 August 1935

 

            Mrs. Lina Alford, widow of Lineas T. Alford, passed away at her home in Batavia at 7:45 Tuesday morning. She had been in failing health for 3 years and seriously ill since Monday morning.

            Born at Janesville, Wis., on June 13, 1847, a daughter of the late Nelson and Mary Culver Handy, and had lived in Batavia for the past 25 years.

            She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Florence Ackerson, 13 Tracy Avenue, one grandson, Raymond G. Ackerson, Bushville; two great grand-children and one brother, Melvin Handy, of Idaho.

            Funeral services from her home Thursday at 2:30 p.m. and interment in Boxwood Cemetery, Medina.

FAG photo requested 1/13/2016

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Lineaus Tracy Alford, in this compilation.

            On the 1855 New York State Census, Shelby, Orleans Co., NY, she is Emeline Handy, age 9. In 1865, Ridgeway, Orleans Co., she is Emeline, age 18.

 

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EMMA E. SARTWELL ALFORD HAYES

 

PRESS-REPUBLICAN

Plattsburgh, Clinton Co., NY—Friday, 1 July 1955

 

            Mrs. Emma E. Hayes, 86, died late Wednesday night [June 29] at the Miller Convalescent Home in Mooers Forks [Clinton Co.].

            Survivors include one son, Lynn Alford of Mooers Forks, four sisters, Mrs. Ralph Lamberton and Mrs. Floyd Larabee of Mooers, Mrs. Hazel Benson of Tompkins Cove, and Mrs. Tremaine Norton of Albany, four grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, four step-daughters.

            The body will be removed from the R.W. Walker Funeral Home to the home of her sister, Mrs. Ralph Lamberton in Mooers late this afternoon.

            Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p. m. at the First Methodist Church in Mooers Forks followed by burial in Union Cemetery.

FAG photo requested 2/12/2016

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her adopted son Lynn Walter Cressey Alford in this compilation.

            Emma Sartwell, age 11/12, is listed on the 1870 census in Mooers, Clinton Co., NY, with her parents, Edwin and Olive Sartwell, and a sister. In 1880 the family is in the same place, with 6 daughters and 1 son.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her first husband’s lineage: Samuel R. 1863 NY1, Ransom Constantine 1818 VT2, Ashley Owen 1770 VT3, Benedict 1716 CT4, Benedict 1688 CT5, Jeremiah 1655 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1598 England8.

 

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EMMA JANE ALFORD REAVES

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Wednesday, 15 October 2014

 

Emma Jane Reaves

 

            Emma Jane (Alford) Reaves, 89, of Syracuse, passed away on Friday [October 10] at Loretto Nursing Home.

            Born in Fairmount, S.C., she retired in 1994 as a housekeeper at Syracuse Home Association for 25 years. Emma was a member of the Mother’s Board at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church.

            She was predeceased by her parents, Doug and Betty (Carmichael) Alford; husband, Daniel L. Reaves in 1995; daughter, Clara B. Reaves Thornton in 2013; and five sisters and two brothers.

            Emma is survived by two daughters, Emma R. Reaves and Phyllis J. Reaves; five sons, James L. Reaves, Basheer Alim, Billy R. Reaves, George A. Reaves, and Daniel Earl Reaves; and 13 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 18, at noon at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will follow in Oakwood Cemetery.

            Calling hours will be held on Friday, October 17 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Farone & Son Funeral Home, 1500 Park Street, Syracuse. An hour of visitation will be held on Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 241 W. Lafayette Avenue, Syracuse….

FAG photo requested 1/11/2016

 

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

 

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ERNEST HENRY ALVORD

 

BOLIVAR BREEZE

Bolivar, Allegany Co., NY—Thursday, 4 February 1915

 

            Ernest H. Alvord, a well known resident of this village, after an illness of nearly a year, passed away early Tuesday morning [February 2] at this home on Depot street. About a year ago Mr. Alvord suffered a stroke of paralysis and never recovered from that. At one time he was able to walk down town by the aid of crutches, but since then has had several more shocks, from the effect of which death resulted.

            Deceased was the eldest son of the Rev. Francis Newton Alvord and was born June 15, 1847, at Carroll, Chatauqua county, and came to Friendship when a boy but seven years of age and has since resided here. He was a member of the Universalist church, of which his father was for many years the pastor. Mr. Alvord was also a member of Allegany lodge No. 225, F.&A.M. [Free and Accepted Masons]and the K.O.T.M. He was a loyal supporter of the temperance cause and was a man of excellent habits and one highly respected in the community.

            He is survived by his wife and little daughter, Margaret Ernestine, a son and daughter by a former marriage, Francis Alvord of this village and Mrs. Nellie Miller of Osage, Iowa. Also one brother, Rev. Otis Alvord of Foxcroft, Me.

            The funeral was held Friday at 2 p.m. at the Universalist church, conducted by the Masons.

FAG photo requested 3/6/2016

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of second first wife, Mary Little Sullivan Alvord; son Francis Milton Alvord; and brother Otis Fries Alvord in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Ernest Henry 1847 NY1, Francis Milton 1819 VT2, Otis 1789 VT3, Seth 1763 MA4, Gad 1726 MA5, John 1685 MA6, Thomas 1653 CT7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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ESTHER ANN ALFORD HOLMES

 

JOURNAL AND REPUBLICAN

Lowville, Lewis Co., NY—Thursday, 6 January 1910

 

PORT LEYDEN, Jan. 5.—At her home on Douglass street about three o’clock Monday morning occurred the death of Esther Ann Alford, beloved wife of George P. Holmes, after an illness of only about an hour. The immediate cause of her death being oedema of the heart.

            Mrs. Holmes was the daughter of Duane and Angeline Alford and was born in Turin. Her age was 63 years, 5 months and 3 days. January 25, 1865, she was married at Turin to George P. Holmes, where they lived for six years, moving thence to New Bremen, about five or six years after going to Otisco, Onondaga county to reside. Seventeen years ago they moved to Castorland, and after a three years’ residence in that place came to Port Leyden, where they have since made their home.

            Mrs. Holmes was a member of the Methodist church of this village, taking an active part in all church work so far as her frail health would permit. She was also a charter member of Port Leyden Grange.

            She will be greatly missed by a large circle of friends, to whom she was endeared by her kindly ways. Those who knew her best loved her most.

            Beside her husband she is survived by the following children: Mrs. J.C. Rossman, of Mohawk; Clark G. and Arthur E. Holmes, of Syracuse; Brayton A. Holmes, of Oswego; Charles Holmes, of Port Leyden; one stepson, William Holmes, also of this place, and eleven grandchildren. One brother also survives, Carleton Alford, of Covelo, Cal.

            The funeral was held on Wednesday at 1:30 from her late home, Rev. W.R. Helms and Rev. W.C. Falconer officiating; interment in Port Leyden cemetery.

 

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Photo from Port Leyden Cemetery, Port Leyden, Lewis Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Peg

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her mother, Angeline L. Warren Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Carlton Duane Alford in California Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Esther Ann 1846 NY1, Duane D. 1811 MA2, Abner 1767 MA3, Elijah 1732 CT4, Josiah 1696 CT5, Josiah 1649 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1575 England8.

 

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ESTHER E. ALFORD

 

NEW YORK HERALD

New York, NY—Thursday, 24 August 1871

 

DIED

 

            On Wednesday, August 23, Esther E. Alford, infant daughter of Ellen M. Alford and the late Charles C. Alford, aged 5 months.

            The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, Friday, August 25, at two o’clock P.M., from 162 Ainslie street, Brooklyn, E.D.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her father, Charles C. Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Esther E. 18871 NY1, Charles Consider 1844 NY2, Edwin Madison 1807 NY3, Consider 1778 England4.

 

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ETHEL ALFORD POMEROY

 

ADIRONDACK DAILY ENTERPRISE

Saranac Lake, Franklin Co., NY—Thursday, 12 November 1998

 

SARANAC LAKE—Ethel A. Pomeroy, 79, of Saranac Lake, died Tuesday, Nov. 10, 1998 at the Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.

            Born on Sept. 27, 1919 in Lake Placid, she was the daughter of Olie and Ina (Salem) Alford.

            Mrs. Pomeroy had been a resident of Saranac Lake since 1994, coming from Lake Placid, where she had been employed at the Lake Placid Club for many years in the kitchen. She later worked for Country Cousin Greeting Cards in Lake Placid for six years. She was an avid outdoors person who enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping.

            Survivors include: one daughter, Sylvia Hatch of Saranac Lake; two sons, Glenn Rivers of Burlson, Texas and Laurence Rivers of Brandon, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

            She was predeceased by a brother, Martin Alford, and two sisters, Mary Alford and Elizabeth Sears of Lake Placid.

            Funeral arrangements are in care of the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home in Saranac Lake. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

            Memorial donations may be made to the American Cancer Society or the American Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ethel A. Pomeroy (SS# issued in NY), last residence Saranac Lake, Franklin Co., NY.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Olie Alford and Ina Salem Alford; and sister Elizabeth F. “Betty” Alford Sears in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Ethel 1919 NY1, Olie 1873 NY2, Reuel C. 1839 NY3, Rufus 1812 VT4, Ashley Owen 1770 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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EVELYN BERNHEIM ALFORD

 

Source unknown

Essex Co., NY—_____ October 1973

 

LAKE PLACID—Evelyn B. Alford 95 of the Averyville Road died Monday [October 15] afternoon at Placid Memorial Hospital.

            She was a daughter of the late Louis and Phillipine Escuedero Bernheim and had lived in Lake Placid for 24 years. Her husband, Howard B. Alford, is deceased.

            She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

            Survivors are two nephews, Philip McKinney of Lake Placid and Walter McKinney of Honolulu, Hawaii; and a niece, Mrs. Janice Michaels of St. Petersburg, Fla.

            Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at the Clark Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at the funeral home at 2 p.m. Tuesday with the Rev. William Hayes, rector of St. Eustace Church officiating. Burial will be in North Elba Cemetery.

            Her family requests that friends wishing to remember her make contributions to the Association for the Blind in care of Dr. Ray at the Albany Medical Center.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Evelyn Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 6 Sept 1888, last residence Lake Placid, Essex Co., NY.

            See the obituary of her husband, Howard Durgan Alford, in this compilation, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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EVELYN WEBSTER ALFORD

 

TIMES UNION

Albany, Albany Co., NY—Sunday, 20 February 2005

 

DELMAR [Albany Co.]—Evelyn W. Alford, 85, died Friday, February 18, 2005 at the Hospice Inn at St. Peter’s Hospital.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Acra [Greene Co.], N.Y. on October 31, 1919. She was the daughter of the late Nettie and Floyd Webster. Mrs. Alford was the secretary of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Delmar for 35 years and has resided in Delmar since 1945. She was a member of the Bethlehem Senior Citizens, the Eastern Star, the Delmar Progress Club, the Sunshine Seniors and St. Stephen’s Women’s Group. Mrs. Alford loved family parties and enjoyed playing bridge and bingo. She was also an avid Yankee fan.

            Mrs. Alford was the wife of the late Charles E. Alford.

            She is survived by her daughter, Nancy A. Panganiban of Delmar; her grandchildren, Paul E. Alford of Philadelphia, Pa., Ana P. Costello and her husband Tim and Leah L. Panganiban, all of Seattle, Wash.

            Mrs. Alford was predeceased by a sister, Dorothy P. Labounty.

            Memorial services will be held on Friday, February 25, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 16 Elsmere Avenue, Delmar....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Evelyn W. Alford (SS# issued in NY), last residence Delmar, Albany Co., NY.

 

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EVERETT CHARLES HALFORD

 

DAILY COURIER-OBSERVER

Massena, St. Lawrence Co., NY—6 November 2010

 

POTSDAM—An elderly man is believed to have died of smoke inhalation while trying to get out of his burning home Friday morning, St. Lawrence County fire officials said.

            Everett C. Halford, 88, was found inside his home at 90 Route 72 by firefighters, and efforts to revive him were unsuccessful. The fire, reported about 6:30 a.m., was ignited by a cigarette left on a couch, Fire Investigator W. Joseph Lacks said.

            Mr. Halford’s attempt to get out of the house may have been hampered by air conditioners in the windows of his bedroom, where he was found. Firefighters knocked out one of the air conditioners in attempts to save Mr. Halford. He then was brought out through that window, fire officials said.

            Flames and thick smoke engulfed the front of the two-story house, which was heavily damaged. Several fire departments—Potsdam, Parishville, Canton, Hannawa Falls, Norwood and West Stockholm—battled the fire for about 90 minutes before it was extinguished. It was not known whether the house had working smoke detectors.

            Mr. Halford had regularly used oxygen tanks and a nebulizer. Several oxygen tanks were found around the house, along with a few charred chairs.

            Former neighbor Roberta Scarf, who was standing in the front yard looking at the fire-gutted home, said Mr. Halford was a heavy smoker. She remembered playing Monopoly with his family when she was young.

            “He was a wonderful man,” said Ms. Scarf, whose parents live nearby. “He used to call me cutie pie.”

            Mr. Halford, who lived alone, was a generous contributor to Canton-Potsdam Hospital over the years. He donated money to the hospital for the care it provided to his family. The hospital in 2008 named a dining room after him and his late wife, Anna. Mrs. Halford died in a car accident a few days before Christmas 1997. Mr. Halford spent four weeks in the hospital recovering.

            “I wanted to give the hospital a part of what I’d saved,” Mr. Halford said in a hospital news release. “The hospital treats me like family, and I just love everyone there.”

            Mr. Halford, who was born in 1922 in Gouverneur, was one of 13 children, according to a 2008 hospital news release. He was among six brothers who fought in World War II. When he returned from war, he worked for the state Department of Transportation.

            An autopsy will determine a cause of death, fire officials said.

            Emergency Services Director Martin J. Hassett said Friday that the county has seen eight fire fatalities, including Mr. Halford, since last Christmas.

            “That is way too many for our area to have,” Mr. Hassett said.

 

In another article:

 

THE JOURNAL

Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence Co., NY—24 November 2010

 

POTSDAM—Everett C. Halford died Nov. 5, 2010 in Potsdam, New York at the age of 88.

            Survivors include a son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Carolynn Halford of West Stockholm; a daughter and son-in-law, Richard and Pamela Gilbert of Ogdensburg. Also surviving are four grandchildren, Charles and his wife Angela Gilbert of North Carolina, Lewis and his wife Sara Gilbert of Alexandria Bay, Kyle Halford and Sarah Halford, both living in the State of Washington. There are seven great-grandchildren, Madison, Quinton, Lewis, Noah, Arik, Cierra and Ashton Gilbert. He is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, John and Nelta Halford of Gouverneur; his sister-in-law, Grace Trombley of Ticonderoga; and several nieces and nephews.

            Everett is predeceased by his wife, Anna; son, Donald Halford; grandson, Ryan Halford; and his siblings, Ruth, Ralph, Frances, Robert, Paul, Richard, twin brother Ernest, Carlton, Lucille, Joyce and Gloria.

            Everett was born in Gouverneur, New York on Sept. 20, 1922, the son of Thomas and Pauline (Delisle) Halford. He was one of 13 children. He moved to Potsdam in 1930 and lived with his uncle, James Halford until his entry in the service in 1942.

            He attended Potsdam schools and participated in baseball and football. He was inducted into the Potsdam High School Athletic “Hall of Fame.”

            He served in the U.S. Army in WWII from 1942-1945. During his U.S. Army service he was a Tank Commander during seven invasions in the Philippine Islands. He was awarded a Bronze Star for Valor in combat.

            On Oct. 12, 1943 he married Anna Curtis at Anna’s parent’s home in Ticonderoga, New York. The couple was married for fifty-four years until Anna’s death in December 1997.

            Everett was employed by the New York State Dept. of Transportation Potsdam office for over thirty-five years, retiring in 1974, working as a Light Maintenance Foreman.

            Everett was a member of the Potsdam United Methodist Church, and the Parishville AMVETS Post 265. During his life he loved to work with furniture and work in his garden. He loved to hunt and fish and spend time with family and friends.

            A celebration of life for Everett will be held on Mon., Dec. 27 from 5-8 p.m. at Seymour Funeral Home, Potsdam. A private burial will take place in the Chapel Hill Cemetery in Parishville.

            If friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the United Methodist Church in Potsdam, or the Potsdam Humane Society.

            Arrangements are with the Seymour Funeral Home in Potsdam.

 

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Photos from Chapel Hill Cemetery, Parishville, St. Lawrence Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keith D. Mitchell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Everett C. Halford (SS# issued in NY), last residence Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., NY.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Anna Curtis Halford; son Donald Halford; father Thomas Halford; and siblings Frances Delia Halford Klock, Lucille Margaret Halford Brown, Paul Henry Halford, Ralph Thomas Halford, and Robert Ward Halford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brother Richard James Halford in Texas Obituaries; and sister Joyce Evelyn Halford Ward Bressette in Florida Obituaries.

            50th Wedding Anniversary:                             

 

DAILY TIMES

Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY—Saturday, 16 October 1993

 

            Mr. and Mrs. Everett C. Halford, Parishville Road, observed their 50th wedding anniversary Tuesday.

            Mr. Halford, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Halford, and Anna I. Curtis, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George W. Curtis, were married Oct. 12, 1943, at the home of the bride’s parents, Ticonderoga, with the Rev. Clifford Fugate officiating.

            Attendants were Grace Curtis, sister of the bride, and James Halford, uncle of the bridegroom.

            Mrs. Halford is a homemaker.

            Mr. Halford served in the Army during World War II. He was employed by the state Department of Transportation for 32 years.

            Both are members of the Potsdam United Methodist Church. Mrs. Halford is also a member of the United Methodist Women’s organization and enjoys crafts. Mr. Halford is an avid hunter and fisherman.

            The couple has two children, Robert, Winthrop, and Pamela Gilbert, Ogdensburg, and five grandchildren.

            A son, Donald, is deceased.

 

            His lineage: Everett Charles 1922 NY1, Thomas 1884 Canada2, Charles T. 1860 England3.

 

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FENN GEORGE ALVORD

 

FACTS AND FALLACIES

Brushton, Franklin Co., NY—Thursday, 9 June 1921

 

            Fenn G. Alvord died at the home of his son, Fred H. Alvord, in Homer [Cortland Co., NY].

            He was born on the Scott road, in the town of Homer, in 1884. He was a veteran of the Civil War. Having enlisted August 22, 1862, in Company D, One Hundred and Fifty-seventh New York Volunteers. He was a member of Willoughby Babcock Post, Grand Army of the Republic.

            He is survived by his son.

FAG photo requested 3/6/2016

 

AAFA NOTES: Fenn George Alvord married Mary Elizabeth Babcock on 23 Dec 1860 in Scott, Cortland Co., NY They had one son, Frederick Holmes Alvord.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Fenn George 1834 NY1, Martin 1800 NY2, Thomas Gould 1742 CT3, Asahel 1720 MA4, Thomas 1683 MA5, Thomas 1653 CT6, Alexander 1627 England7, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England8.

 

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FLORENCE A. CUYLER ALFORD

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Wednesday, 9 February 2005

 

            Florence (nee Cuyler) Alford, of Buffalo [Erie Co.], NY, died Saturday [February 5]. Beloved wife of the late Leroy Alford; loving mother of Cynthia (William) Barber of Buffalo; Valerie (Brian) Fields of Cincinnati, OH, Rodney L. (Elsie) Alford, Leonard (Marie) Alford and Aaron Alford all of Syracuse.

            The family will receive friends Thursday 11 a.m. at New Covenant Baptist Church, 107 E. Beard where funeral will be held at 12 noon.... Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Arrangements by Brian K. Lewis Funeral Homes, Buffalo, NY.

 

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Photo from Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tom C.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Florence Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 23 Oct 1932, last residence Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY.

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

 

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FLORENCE E. DAVIS ALVORD

 

NIAGARA FALLS GAZETTE

Niagara Falls, Niagara Co., NY—Wednesday 30 October 1929

 

MIDDLEPORT, Oct 30—Mrs. Florence Davis Alvord, wife of Lloyd Alvord, died suddenly at her home in Johnson Creek Wednesday.

            She is survived by her husband, four children, a son in Buffalo and two sons and a daughter at home, two brothers, Ben, of the Carmon road, and Ray Davis of Millers.

            The funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon at two o’clock.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Lloyd J. Alvord, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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FOREST A. ALFORD

 

COURIER AND FREEMAN

Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., NY—Wednesday, 4 June 1930

 

            Forest A. Alford, a former resident of this section, died Tuesday, May 27 in Buffalo. He had been ill for about a year. The body was brought to Potsdam and funeral services were held from the church at Pierrepont on Thursday afternoon, Rev. C.H. McVey officiating. Interment was in the Pierrepont cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was born in Pierrepont, April 17, 1861, son of William and Belle Alford. His early life was spent here. His early life was spent here. As a young man he located in Buffalo where he had resided since.

            Mr. Alford was twice married. His first wife was Nettie Northrup, whose death occurred some years ago. He afterward married Etta Balch of Mannsville.

            He is survived by one brother, Fred Alford of Colton; two sons, Stanley of Buffalo and Harry of New York.

FAG photo requested 2/12/2016

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his first wife, Nettie Northrup Alford; and mother, Isabella Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Forest A. 1861 NY1, William Arnold 1833 NY2, Arnold 1804 VT3, Arnold 1780 CT4, Eliphalet 1753 CT5, Job 1708 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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FRANCES D. ALFORD GIBSON

 

DAILY NEWS

Midland, Midland Co., MI—Wednesday, 23 January 2008

 

            Frances D. Alford Gibson of Jamestown, N.Y., formerly of Midland, died Monday, Jan. 21, 2008, in her home after leading a full life with her family.

            She was born on Nov. 20, 1917, in Lawrence, Kan. and had lived in Midland for 24 years, where she retired from the public school system in Midland. She was the widow of Andrew H. Gibson, who taught biology in Durand and St. Johns and also at Delta College.

            Services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2008, in Zion Covenant Church, Jamestown, N.Y.

            Memorials may be made to the Millard Fuller Center for Housing, 701 S. Martin Luther King Blvd., Americus, GA 31719-2257. Arrangements are by the Lind Funeral Home, 805 W. Third St., Jamestown, N.Y.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Frances D. Gibson (SS# issued in MI), last residence Jamestown, Chautauqua Co., NY.

 

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FRANCES DELIA HALFORD KLOCK

 

DAILY TIMES

Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY—Monday, 23 October 1989

 

            Frances D. Klock, 72, Route 58, widow of George Morton Klock, died at 12:45 p.m. Sunday [October 22] in the State University of New York Health Science Center, Syracuse, where she had been a patient two weeks.

            The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the French Funeral Home, Edwards, with the Rev. Tracy Cook, pastor of the Edwards First United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, Edwards.

            Calling hours will be 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Contributions may be made to the Gouverneur Rescue Squad.

            Surviving are two sons, Harold, Midwest City, Okla., and Gary, Fine; a daughter, Mrs. Alan (Francella) Brown, Fine; five grandchildren; two step-grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; four brothers, Richard Halford, Houston, Texas, Everett Halford, Potsdam, Ernest Halford, Medford City, Ore., and John Halford, Patchogue, and three sisters, Mrs. Ruth Gaughan, Syracuse, Mrs. Robert (Lucille) Brown, Gouverneur, and Mrs. Joyce Bressett, North Seniola, Fla.

            Four brothers, Robert, Ralph, Carl and Paul Halford, died previously.

            Born in the Town of Gouverneur on June 2, 1917, a daughter of Thomas and Pauline DeLisle Halford, she attended Dean High School, Gouverneur.

            She married Mr. Klock June 14, 1941, at the Trinity Episcopal Church rectory, Gouverneur, with the Rev. V.O. Boyle officiating. Mr. Klock, an employe of the Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp., died in January 1977, at the age of 57.

            Mrs. Klock, a homemaker, had been a resident of Fine since 1953. She moved to Cambray Courts, Gouverneur, earlier this month.

            She was a member of the Oswegatchie Home Bureau and a former member of the Fine Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary.

 

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Photo from Fairview Cemetery, Edwards, St. Lawrence Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Anne Cady

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Frances H. Klock (SS# issued in NY), last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her father, Thomas Halford; and Everett Charles Halford, Lucille Margaret Halford Brown, Paul Henry Halford, Ralph Thomas Halford, and Robert Ward Halford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her brother Richard James Halford in Texas Obituaries; and sister Joyce Evelyn Halford Ward Bressette in Florida Obituaries.

            Her lineage: Frances Delia 1917 NY1, Thomas 1884 Canada2, Charles T. 1860 England3.

 

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FRANCIS L. ALFORD

 

EAST HAMPTON STAR

East Hampton, Suffolk Co., NY—30 November 1978

 

            Francis L. Alford of 43 Three Mile Harbor Road, East Hampton, died at Southampton Hospital on Nov. 21, following a short illness.

            He would have celebrated his 77th birthday last Sunday, having been born in Waterbury, Conn., on Nov. 26, 1901, the son of Mary Ellen and Francis Alford.

            Mr. Alford worked at furniture refinishing, a hobby, in recent years, following his retirement. He was a graduate of Providence College in Rhode Island and had held various jobs on the East End.

            His wife, the former Mary Carroll of East Hampton, survives, as do a daughter, Carroll Chandigian of New York, two sons, Peter, of Isfahan, Iran, and Mark of Hampton Bays; a sister, Mrs. Lorretta Wells of Oak View Highway, East Hampton, and seven grandchildren.

            A service was held at Most Holy Trinity Church, East Hampton, on Saturday. Burial was at Cedar Lawn Cemetery, East Hampton.

 

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Photo from Cedar Lawn Cemetery, East Hampton, Suffolk Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, East Hampton

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death [_____ Nov 1978] dates of Frank Alford (SS# issued in NY), last residence East Hampton, Suffolk Co., NY.

            In 1900 Frank’s grandfather William’s family is listed in Plymouth (District 248), Litchfield Co., CT, dwelling #415: William Alford, “setting up clocks,” age 53 b. Jan 1846 in England, m. 31 years; his wife Martha S. 55 b. June 1844 in CT, 4 children, 4 living; sons: Floyd P. 17 b. Dec 1882 in CT “setting up clocks”; and Lewis F. 12 b. Nov 1887 in CT; and mother Jane 81 b. Nov 1818 in England, widow, 10 children, 7 living. William and his mother Jane immigrated in 1847.

            In 1880 William’s family is in Thomaston (District 25), Litchfield Co., CT, dwelling #414: William Alford, works in knife shop, age 33 b. CT (parents both b. CT); his wife Martha 35 CT (parents both b. CT); sons Frank R. 9 CT and Fred 1 CT; and 1 domestic and 3 boarders who work in the knife shop.

            Also in 1880 in Litchfield (District 21), Litchfield Co., CT, dwelling #144: Henry Alford, cutter, 61 b. England; and his wife Jane 61 England.

            In 1870 Henry’s family is in Plymouth, Litchfield Co., CT, dwelling #153: Henry Alford, works in knife shop, age 50 b. England; Jane 50 England; and children, all b. CT: Mary 18, Sarah 18, Emily 13, Frances 11, and Walter 6.

            Also in 1870 in Plymouth, Litchfield Co., CT, dwelling #166, family #187: William Alfred, works in knife shop, age 24 b. England; Martha 26 CT; and Frank 8/12 CT; in family #188: James Alfred, works in knife shop, age 26 b. England; Lottie 29 CT; Charles 2 CT, and Bertha 2/12 CT.

            In 1860 Henry’s family is still in Plymouth, dwelling #551: Henry Alford, cutter age 41 b. England; Jane 40 England; James 16 England; Wm. 14 England; George 11 CT; Mary A. 8 CT; Sarah A. 8 CT; Emily 4 CT; and Frances 1 CT.           

            In 1850, enumeration date July 29, Henry’s family is in Conklin, Broom Co., NY, dwelling #6: Henry Alford, blacksmith, age 33 b. England; Jane 33 England; Martha 8 England; James 6 England; Wm. 4 England; and George 2 NY.

            In 1850, enumeration date Oct 16, Henry is without his family living with 8 other “knife makers” in Plymouth, dwelling #16: Henry Alfred, knife maker, age 32 b. England. Of the 8 knife makers in this dwelling, 4 were young men from England.

            From a Family Tree on RootsWeb.com: Henry was b. 18 Aug 1818 in Romsey Infra (District 10), Hampshire Co., England, and m. Jane Burt, who was b. 4 Nov 1818, also in Romsey. Henry d. 18 Feb 1895 in Northfield, Litchfield Co., CT. Jane d. 19 March 1907 in Plymouth, Litchfield Co., CT. They are both buried in Northfield Cemetery.

            The 1841 census in Romsey, Hampshire Co., England shows Henry Alford, age 22, wheelwright, and Jane 22. Both were b. in the same county.

            His lineage: Francis L. 1901 CT1, Frank R. 1869 CT2, William 1846 England3, Henry 1818 England4.

 

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FRANCIS MILTON ALVORD

 

CUBA PATRIOT

Cuba, Allegany Co., NY—Wednesday, 22 March 1972

 

            Funeral services for Francis M. Alvord, 89, of Dansville, a former resident of Friendship, were conducted in the Cotton Funeral Home, Friendship on Tuesday by the Rev. Scott, pastor of the Dansville Episcopal Church. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery, Friendship.

            Mr. Alvord died at the Wellsville Nursing Home, Sunday, March 19, 1972 after a long illness. A native of Annin, Pa., he was born July 20, 1882, a son of Ernest and Emma Butterfield Alvord. He was graduated from Friendship High School and attended Lombard College at Galesburg, Illinois.

            In 1907 he was married to the former Maude Zarley, who died in 1964. He married Alice Nesbit of Dansville in 1967, and had lived there until moving to the nursing home in Wellsville.

            Mr. Alvord had been a farmer, and in 1936 received the state Master Farmer Award and citation from the governor. He was a member of the former Universalist Church of Friendship, a past president of the county Extension Service, represented Friendship on the county board of supervisors for 25 years. He was a director of the First Trust Union Bank, a past master of the Allegany Lodge 225 F.&A.M. [Free and Accepted Masons] of Friendship, the Corning Consistory, Friendship Grange and Chamber of Commerce, and the county Volunteer Firemen’s Association.

            In addition to his widow, he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Louise Wildman of Ithaca; a step-daughter, Mrs. Ruth Mottl of Dansville; a step-son, Donald Nesbit of Los Angeles, Calif.; a half-sister, Mrs. Margaret Hayes of Avoca; two granddaughters and five step-grandchildren.

FAG photo requested 2/14/2016

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his father, Ernest Henry Alvord, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Francis Marion 1882 PA1, Ernest Henry 1847 NY2, Francis Milton 1819 VT3, Otis 1789 VT4, Seth 1763 MA5, Gad 1726 MA6, John 1685 MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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FRANK GATES ALFORD

Great-Grandfather of Michael Lynn Alford, AAFA #0036

 

LAKE PLACID NEWS

Lake Placid, Essex Co., NY—_____ June 1960

 

            Services for Frank G. Alford, 94, were held Sunday afternoon at Clark’s Funeral Home, the Rev. Kenneth Beatty, pastor of the Adirondack Community Church, officiating. Burial was in North Elba Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford died Friday [June 10] at a nursing home in Saranac Lake [Franklin Co.]. Following his retirement as one of the oldest Adirondack guides, he had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Mable Lyon on Old Military Road. Mr. Alford had lived in Lake Placid for 80 years.

            Born in Peasleeville [Clinton Co.], N.Y. he was the son of Ruel and Clymena Martin Alford. His late wife was the former Minnie Durgan, also of Peasleeville.

            Survivors include three sons, Howard, David and B.M. Alford all of Lake Placid; a daughter, Mrs. Mable Lyon, and a brother, Olie, both of Lake Placid; six grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

            Bearers were: Maurice Alford of Plattsburgh; William Alford of Jay; Carl Bullis of Plattsburg; and Justin Wescott, Walter Torrance and Clyde Daby, all of Lake Placid.

 

Photo from North Elba Cemetery, North Elba, Essex Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Patrick Egan

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Minnie Durgan Alford; children B. McClure Alford, David Ruel Alford, Howard Durgan Alford, and Mabel Alford Lyon; and siblings Josephine Alford Wood, George R. Alford, Harvey Giles Alford, Olie K. Alford, and Rufus H. Alford in this compilation.

            Frank’s parents, Reuel C. Alford (1839–1896) and Climena A. Martin Alford (1839–1911) share a gravestone in North Elba Cemetery.

            Frank and Minnie celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in 1938:

           

LAKE PLACID NEWS

Lake Placid, Essex Co., NY—Friday, 8 July 1938

 

MR. & MRS. FRANK ALFORD CELEBRATE GOLDEN WED.

 

            Mr. and Mrs. Frank Alford of Averyville celebrated their golden wedding anniversary on Sunday. Pioneers in the farming section five miles from this village, each remains in good health.

            The couple came here directly from Peasleeville after their marriage and have always occupied the home which Mr. Alford first built for his bride of 50 years ago.

            Mrs. Alford was the former Miss Minnie Durgan. Their marriage was performed in Peru by Rev. Joseph Wescott.

            The anniversary was celebrated by a gathering of children and grandchildren of the couple at the homestead. Mr. Alford is 71 and his wife is 69. They have four children, McClure, David and Howard Alford, and Mrs. Mabel Lyons, all of this place. A fifth child, Phillip, died 16 years ago after reaching maturity.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Frank Gates 1865 NY1, Reuel C. 1839 NY2, Rufus 1812 VT3, Ashley Owen 1770 VT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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FRANK LEE ALFORD

 

BUFFALO NEWS

Buffalo, Erie Co., NY—Thursday, 10 June 2010

 

 

            Alford - Frank Lee June 7, 2010. Wake services will be held Saturday at 10 AM, followed by an 11 AM Funeral Service at New Macedonia F.B.H. Church, 132 Scoville Avenue.

            Interment, St. Matthew’s Cemetery. Arrangements by T.L. Pickens Mortuary Service, 605 Masten Avenue.

FAG photo requested 3/6/2016

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frank L. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 8 Dec 1930, last residence Buffalo, Erie Co., NY.

 

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FREDERICK E. ALFORD

 

DAILY TIMES

Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY—Monday, 3 December 2001

 

            Frederick E. Alford, 68, Ranger School Road, died Sunday [December 2] morning in the emergency room at Clifton-Fine Hospital, Star Lake, after being stricken at his home.

            Mr. Alford owned and operated the Pine Cone Restaurant. Previously, he was a construction supervisor on many jobs throughout central New York and owned and operated Alford and Sons Marina and Construction Co., Seneca Falls. He moved to Wanakena in 1982.

            He was a member of the Clifton- Fine Lions Club, Star Lake, and the Canoga Sportsmen’s Club and was a member and an officer of the Cranberry Lake Mountaineers Snowmobile Club.

            Born Sept. 15, 1933, at Seneca Falls, a son of Kenneth and Dorothy Sly Alford, he graduated from Mynderse Academy, Seneca Falls, in 1952 and from the New York State Ranger School in 1953.

            He married Shirley Wiedner on Aug. 30, 1971, in Camillus.

            Surviving besides his mother, of Seneca Falls, and his wife are two daughters, Karen Moorehouse, Denver, Pa., and Cindy Dean, Texas; two sons, Fred, Nevada, and Dale, Liverpool; four stepdaughters, Emily Guy, Julie Moses and Mary Millis, all of Seneca Falls, and Joyce Janowski, Auburn, and a stepson, Jim Moses, Arizona.

            A sister, Joyce Guy, died before him.

            There will be no funeral or calling hours. The body will be cremated.

            Arrangements are with Hawley Funeral Home, Star Lake.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Frederick E. Alford (SS# issued in NY), last residence Wanakena, Saint Lawrence Co., NY.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Shirley M. Wiedner Moses Alford; and his sister Joyce E. Alford Guy in this compilation.

            Ancestry family trees identify his parents as Kenneth William Alford (1907–1971) and Dorothy Isabelle Sly (1908–2004).

            His lineage: Frederick E. 1933 NY1, Kenneth William 1907 NY2, Frederick Henry 1883 NY3.

 

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FREDERICK HALL ALFREDS

 

CITIZEN ADVERTISER

Auburn, Cayuga Co., NY—Monday, 7 May 1934

 

            Frederick H. Alfreds, 44, World War veteran, died Saturday night May 5th in University Hospital, Syracuse. The funeral will be held from the home of his brother, Edgar Alfreds in Port Byron, at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. Burial will be in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Port Byron.

            Surviving are his wife; a son, Kenneth Alfreds of Syracuse, three brothers Edgar of Port Byron, William H. and Clarence D. Alfreds both of Ithaca; four sisters; Mrs. Charles Graham of Syracuse, Mrs. Clifford Gunger, (no residence given), Mrs. George House, Mississippi, and Mary Alfreds of Auburn.

 

Photo from Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Port Byron, Cayuga Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Karen Alfred

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his brother Edgar Robert Alfred in this compilation. Note that Edgar’s last name dropped the S.

            His middle name is from Alfreds Family Tree, Ancestry, which lists his wife as Gladys Burch.

            On his 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), Frederick H. Alfreds is age 27, born 29 Oct 1889.

 

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FREDERICK JAMES ALFORD

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Tuesday, 4 January 2005

 

            Frederick J. Alford, 81, 2472 Lake Road, died Sunday evening [January 2] in the Oneida Healthcare Center. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday from the Campbell-Dean Funeral Home, Inc., 260 Main Street, Oneida.

            Interment will be made in Oneida Castle Cemetery….

 

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Photo from Oneida Castle Cemetery, Oneida Castle, Oneida Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Denny Shumway

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frederick J. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 13 Aug 1923, last residence Oneida, Madison Co., NY.

            See the obituary of his wife, Julia “Judy” Pankhurst Alford, in this compilation.

            From Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Ancestry): Frederick James Alford was born 13 Aug 1923 in Oneonta, Madison Co., NY, son of Fred B. Alford and Mildred Christain.

            On Fred Burr Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 21, a single farmer living in Coventry, Chenango Co., NY. He was born 28 Aug 1896 in Afton, Chenango Co., NY.

            His lineage: Frederick James 1923 NY1, Fred Burr 1896 NY2, Albert Burr 1874 NY3, Frederick R. 1852 England4.

 

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FREDERICK R. ALFORD

 

NEW YORK TIMES

New York City, NY—27 April 1937

 

GOSHEN, N.Y., April 26.—Frederick R. Alford, who for many years was in the piano and musical merchandise business in Middletown, N.Y., died Friday in Horton Hospital, Middletown, at the age of 86.

            Surviving are his widow, two sons, a daughter and a brother.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his daughter Alice L. Alford Williams; and granddaughter Mildred L. “Millie” Alford Reynolds Munyan in this compilation.

 

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GEORGE ALBERT ALFORD

 

[Although he died in VT, we are also including his obituary here because he lived in NY most of his life and had close ties there.]

 

LAKE PLACID NEWS

Lake Placid, Essex Co., NY—Friday, 5 February 1960

 

            G. Albert Alford, 71, formerly of Lake Placid, died Tuesday [February 2] at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John P. Lord at Brattleboro, Vt.

            A Masonic service was held last night at Clark’s Funeral Home and services will be held at 2 p.m. today (Friday) with burial in North Elba Cemetery. The Rev. Clair E. Carpenter will officiate.

            Mr. Alford was born in Lake Placid August 17, 1888, the son of Rufus and Elsie Merrill Alford. His wife was the late Flossina May Detweiter who he married at St. Albans, Vt., in 1921. He was a retired farmer and lived on Averyville Road. He was a member of Lake Placid Lodge F.&A.M. [Free and Accepted Masons], #834, the Adirondack Community Church, Lake Placid Grange and the Lake Placid Fish and Game Club. He had lived in the Lake Placid area all his life until four years ago when he went to Vermont. He was graduated from Lake Placid High School in 1908 and attended Cornell University. He was a North Elba assessor for 20 years.

            He is survived by his daughter and three grandchildren of Brattleboro, Vt.

            Bearers will be: Gordon Dunn, Walter Torrance, David Alford, B.M. Alford, Emerson Rand and Edgar Call.

 

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ADIRONDACK DAILY ENTERPRISE

Saranac Lake, Franklin Co., NY—Wednesday, 3 February 1960

 

EX-PLACID MAN DIES IN VERMONT

 

            G. Albert Alford, former Lake Placid resident, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John Lord, in Brattleboro, Vt., yesterday morning.

            He was born in Lake Placid on August 17, 1888 and was the son of Rufus and Elsie Merrill Alford. He was he widower of the former Flossina May Detweiter, who he married in St. Albans, Vt., in 1921 and who died in November 1952.

            Mr. Alford made his home with his daughter for the last four years. Prior to that time, he had been tax assessor for the Town of North Elba, a post he held for approximately 20 years.

            He was a member of the Adirondack Community Church, the Lake Placid Masonic Lodge No. 834 the Lake Placid Grange, and the Lake Placid Fish and Game Club.

            He was a graduate of the Lake Placid High School, class of ‘08, and he attended Cornell University.

            Mr. Alford’s body will repose at the Clark Funeral Home in Lake Placid, where friends may call tomorrow between the hours of 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00.

            There will be a Masonic service tomorrow evening at 8 o’clock. Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock with the Rev. Clair E. Carpenter, pastor of the Adirondack Community Church, officiating. Burial will be in the North Elba Cemetery.

            Pallbearers will be Gordon Dunn, Walter Torrance, Dave Alford, B.M. Alford, Emerson Rand and Edgar Call, all of Lake Placid.

            Mr. Alford is survived by a daughter, Mrs. John P. Lord, of Brattleboro, Vt., and three grandchildren.

 

Photo from North Elba Cemetery, North Elba, Essex Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Patrick Egan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Rufus Alford and Elsie Merrill Alford, in this compilation.

            His death certificate (Vermont Death Records, 1909-2008, Ancestry) says he was born 17 Aug 1888 in Lake Placid, NY, son of Rufus Alford and Elsie Merrill:

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: George Albert 1888 NY1, Rufus 1861 NY2, Reuel C. 1839 NY3, Rufus 1812 VT4, Ashley Owen 1770 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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GEORGE B. ALVORD

 

PHOTO NEWS

Monroe, Orange Co., NY—Tuesday, 5 June 2012

 

            George B. Alvord, a lifelong resident of Monroe, passed away Monday, June 4, 2012, at his home. George was 77 years old.

            The son of Raymond and Marie Huet Alvord, he was born Dec. 9, 1934, in West Point.

            George was the widower of Mary Louise Philip Alvord.

            George was a retired Command Sergeant Major with the United States Air Force, McGuire Air Force Base in New Jersey as well as a retired employee with DHPW of West Point.

            He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and served during Korea and the Vietnam Wars, receiving commendation medals including the Army Good Conduct Medal with One Loop, National Defense Service medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster and the Air Force Good Conduct Medal with Eight Oak Leaf Clusters along with numerous other medals and citations.

            His studies and knowledge of the buildings and grounds at West Point were instrumental in the preservation and restoration of many of the historic buildings and landmarks.

            Survivors include his daughter Stephanie H. Eiermann of Monroe and his grandchild, Taylor Jade Ann Eiermann.

            Visitation will be held from 10:30-11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 8, at Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home, 117 Maple Ave. Monroe.

            A funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Friday in the funeral home with Rev. Alex Lever officiating. Interment will follow in Seamanville Cemetery in Monroe. Funeral arrangements have been made by Smith, Seaman & Quackenbush, Inc. Funeral Home. For more information, call 845-782-8185 or visit online at www.ssqfuneralhome.com.

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

            His ALVORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: George B. 1934 NY1, Raymond Garland 1905 NJ2, George Washington 1865 PA3, David 1828 PA4, George 1794 PA5.

 

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GEORGE E. ALFORD

 

Source unknown

Sullivan Co., NY—_____ August 1990

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1991

 

            George E. Alford of Main Street, South Fallsburg [Sullivan Co.], a longtime resident of the area, died Wednesday, August 15, 1990 at Community General Hospital in Harris. He was 57.

            The son of the late Harmon and Sylvia Hylton Alford, he was born November 13, 1932, in Kingston, Jamaica, West Indies.

            He was survived by a companion, Dorothy Brailford at home.

            Services were held Monday at Sullivan Funeral Home in Woodbourne. The Rev. Anthony Black officiated.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George E. Alford (SS# issued in IA) was born 13 Nov 1932, last residence Fallsburg, Sullivan Co., NY.

 

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GEORGE ELMER “TED” ALVORD

 

BUFFALO NEWS

Buffalo, Erie Co., NY—9 December 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

            Alvord, George E. “Ted”—Of Angola [Erie Co.], NY, December 7, 1998, husband of the late Marjorie M. Alvord; beloved father of Ronald (Beverly Milks), Virginia (Kenneth) Stresing, Marjorie K. (William) Henry and the late Patricia A. Creeley; also predeceased by one brother and one sister; survived by 15 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.

            Friends may call Wednesday and Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the Heimburg-Addison Funeral Home, 262 N. Main St., Angola, NY, where funeral services will be held Friday at 11 AM.

            Mr. Alvord was a veteran of WW II and a member of Post No. 5798 VFW and Post No. 928 American Legion.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George E. Alvord (SS# issued in PA) was born 2 Oct 1916, last residence Hamburg, Erie Co., NY.

            We included the obituary of his father, Henry Forsythe Alvord, in Pennsylvania Obituaries.

            From Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Ancestry): George Elmer Alvord was born 1 Oct 1916 [different than SSDI] in Bradford, McKean Co., PA, son of Henry P. Alvord and Maude M. Heath.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: George Elmer 1916 PA1, Henry Forsythe 1880 NY2, George Washington 1858 NY3, Elbridge 1832 NY4, Lyman ???? CT5, Asahel Gould 1769 CT6, Asahel 1746 CT7, Asahel 1720 MA8, Thomas 1683 MA9, Thomas 1653 CT10, Alexander 1627 England11, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England12.

 

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GEORGE R. ALFORD

 

LAKE PLACID NEWS

Lake Placid, Essex Co., NY—Friday, 25 August 1933

 

            Funeral services for George Alford, 70, will be held at his home on Saranac avenue at two o’clock Saturday afternoon. Rev. Sidney T. Ruck and Rev. Frank L. Seidmore officiating. Burial will be in North Elba cemetery. Mr. Alford died Wednesday [August 23] following an illness of several weeks.

            The deceased was one of the early Adirondack guides and was employed for many years by prominent camp owners on Lake Placid when the shoreline first became dotted with summer homes of people from the cities. He was born in Peru, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Reule Alford, pioneer farmers of that section, moving to Lake Placid in 1880.

            He is survived by his widow, Laura Collins Alford, one sister, Mrs. Walter Wood, and three brothers, Harvey, Frank and Olie, all of Lake Placid.

 

Photo from North Elba Cemetery, North Elba, Essex Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Patrick Egan

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Laura E. Collins Alford; and siblings Josephine Alford Wood, Frank Gates Alford, Harvey Giles Alford, Olie K. Alford, and Rufus H. Alford in this compilation.

            George’s parents, Reuel C. Alford (1839–1896) and Climena A. Martin Alford (1839–1911) share a gravestone in North Elba Cemetery.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: George R. 1862 NY1, Reuel C. 1839 NY2, Rufus 1812 VT3, Ashley Owen 1770 VT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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GERALDINE BROWNELL ALVORD

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Wednesday, 11 September 1996

 

            Geraldine Brownell Alvord, 78, of 7971 Kirkville Road, Kirkville, died Tuesday [September 10] at Community-General Hospital after a brief illness.

            Mrs. Alvord was a life resident of Kirkville. She retired in 1983 from Chase-Lincoln Bank, Minoa. She began her 28-year career in banking with First National Bank of Minoa.

            Mrs. Alvord was a member of Minoa United Methodist Church and North Manlius Grange 598. She was a 50-year member of Minoa Chapter 705, OES.

            Surviving are her husband of 56 years, J. Dwight; a daughter, Jane Alvord Lorraine of Kirkville; two brothers, DeWitt and Gordon Brownell, both of Chittenango; two sisters, Helen Brownell of Kirkville and Betty Francher of Syracuse; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

            Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday in Minoa United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Kirkville Cemetery.

            Calling hours will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Russell H. Schepp & Son Funeral Home, 109 East Ave., Minoa. Order of the Eastern Star services will be at 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

            Contributions may be made to Minoa United Methodist Church, the Minoa Ambulance Fund or Kirkville Ambulance Fund.

 

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HERALD AMERICAN

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Sunday, 15 October 1995

 

            James Dwight and Geraldine (Brownell) Alvord celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary Sept. 7 at their Kirkville home with a cake reception. It was attended by family and friends.

            The couple were married Sept. 7, 1940, in Fyler Community Church by the Rev. Robert Crosby.

            Immediate family includes: daughter and son-in-law Jane and Cutter Lorraine Sr., and grandchildren Kelly Osborne and her husband, Rick, Cutter Lorrain Jr. and his wife, Courtney, Christopher Lorraine, and great-grandchildren Heather, Evan, Shelby and Colby-James.

            Geraldine retired after 35 years with Chase Lincoln National Bank. She is a 50-year-member of the Order of Eastern Star, Minoa Chapter No. 705.

            Dwight retired after 28 years with the U.S. Postal Service in Kirkville and from farming for 40 years. He is a 60-year member of Nortrip Lodge, Minoa.

            Both are members of North Manlius Grange No. 598.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Geraldine B. Alvord (SS# issued in NY) was born 29 July 1918 and died 11 Sept 1996 (different than obituary), last residence Kirkville, Onondaga Co., NY.

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

 

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GERTRUDE ELVIDGE ALFORD

 

PRESS-REPUBLICAN

Plattsburgh, Clinton Co., NY—Saturday, 11 June 1983

 

PLATTSBURGH—Gertrude Alford, 85, formerly of Mooers, died Friday, June 10, 1983, at Meadowbrook Nursing Home in Plattsburgh.

            She was born in Blackpool, Que., Feb. 10, 1898, the daughter of Edgar and Mary Etta (Clark) Elvidge. Her husband, Lynn Alford, died in 1955.

            She was a member of the Mooers Forks United Methodist Church and a former member of the United Methodist Women’s Society and the Mooers Forks Home Bureau.

            She leaves a son, Harold Alford of Plattsburgh; four daughters, Mrs. Jollin (Ruth) Mickelson of Medford, Ore., Mrs. Martin (Betty) Morrison of Plattsburgh, Mrs. Leaward (Eunice) Babbie of Peru, and Shirley L. Walker of Rouses Point; a brother, Pliney Elvidge of Champlain; 17 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

            Calling hours will be today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the R.W. Walker Funeral Home.

            Funeral services will be held Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the Mooers Forks United Methodist Church.

            Burial will be in Mooers Forks Union Cemetery.

FAG photo requested 2/12/2016

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ June 1983) dates of Gertrude Alford (SS# issued in NY), last residence Plattsburgh, Clinton Co., NY.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Lynn Walter Cressey Alford; and son Harold G. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter Ruth L. Alford Mickelson in Oregon Obituaries.

 

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GERTRUDE VIRGINIA ALFORD

 

ADIRONDACK DAILY ENTERPRISE

Saranac Lake, Franklin Co., NY—Wednesday, 29 December 1982

 

SARANAC LAKE—G. Virginia Alford, a resident of the Saranac Lake area since 1935, died yesterday [December 28] at the General Hospital of Saranac Lake.

            She came to the Trudeau Sanitarium in 1935 for her health and had been a resident of the Uihlein Mercy Center in Lake Placid for the past several years.

            She was born June 18, 1908, the daughter of Edward and Margaret (Addison) Alford.

            Miss Alford was a graduate nurse and had worked at John Hopkins Hospital in the Phipps Clinic in New York City.

            A sister, Martha A. Mitten of Baltimore, Md., survives.

            There will be no funeral service. Arrangements are with the Keough and Son Funeral Home. Following cremation today, she will be buried in Lorraine Cemetery, Woodlawn, Md….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Dec 1982) dates of Gertrude Alford (SS# issued in NY), last residence Lake Placid, Essex Co., NY.

            We included the obituary of her paternal grandfather, William E. Alford, in Maryland Obituaries.

            In August 1927, Virginia Alford, age 19 b. 1908, and her grandmother Sarah E. Alford, 70 b. 1857, both of Baltimore, MD, sailed from Bermuda, where Sarah was born, to New York City.

            In 1900, Virginia’s father Edward, age 22 b. MD, is living with his parents, William E. and Sarah E. Alford in Baltimore. On this census Sarah says she was b. in MD, but in 1880, 1910, and 1920 she says Bermuda.

            Her lineage, from Family Trees at Ancestry: Gertrude Virginia 1908 MD1, Edward ???? MD2, William E. MD 18543, James E. 1823 MD4, John 1800 MD5.

 

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GILBERT D. ALFORD

 

OGDENSBURG ADVANCE

Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence Co., NY—Thursday, 20 August 1914

 

DROWNED IN THE RACQUETTE RIVER

 

POTSDAM, Aug. 16—Gilbert Alford, 22, a farmer living in the town of Pierrepont, was drowned while swimming in the Racquette river a mile above Highley Falls at 10:30 o’clock Sunday morning. Alford’s bride of a year and several of his neighbors stood on the bank and saw him sink to his death only a few feet beyond their reach.

            Mr. and Mrs. Alford and several other young people living in the same community drove to a grove above Highley Falls early this morning for a day’s outing. None of the party except young Alford could swim.

            Shortly after 10 o’clock he went into the water but ventured only a few feet from the edge of the stream. His wife and several others were preparing lunch only a few feet from the edge of the stream. They were suddenly startled by the swimmer’s screams.

            Running to the bank Mrs. Alford saw her husband floundering helplessly in the water, apparently in the clutch of a severe cramp. A hundred feet down the shore line [was] a row boat and men of the party hastened to obtain this. By the time they succeeded in reaching the spot where young Alford had been swimming he had disappeared from view.

            Mrs. Alford swooned on the shore while preparations were being made to recover the body.

             Coroner Schwartz of Colton in which township the drowning occurred, was notified. Shortly after noon the body of the young man was recovered and taken to Hawley’s undertaking rooms in the village of Colton where the coroner pronounced a verdict of accidental drowning.

            The young man is survived by his widow, his parents and two sisters who live in Pierrepont.

 

In another article:

 

WATERTOWN RE-UNION

Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY—Saturday, 15 August 1914

 

            Gilbert Alford, 22, a farmer living in the town of Pierrepont, was drowned while swimming in the Racquette river a mile above Highley Falls. Alford’s bride and several of his neighbors stood on the bank and saw him sink to his death only a few feet beyond their reach.

 

Photo from Cooks Corners Cemetery, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Anne Cady

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his mother, Rose Robar Alford; and brothers Mark H. Alford and William Anthony Alford in this compilation.

            Note that the article in the Watertown Re-Union appeared on Saturday, August 15. Gilbert’s gravestone and this obituary say he died August 16.

            Gilbert, age 7 born Nov 1892, is listed on the 1900 census in Pierrepont, St. Lawrence Co., NY, with his parents, George and Rose Alford, and 3 siblings.

            In 1860, Madrid, St. Lawrence Co., NY, George 2 NY is living with his parents William Alford 27 and Isabella Alford 25.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Gilbert D. 1892 NY1, George 1857 NY2, William Arnold 1833 NY3, Arnold 1804 VT4, Arnold 1780 CT5, Eliphalet 1753 CT6, Job 1708 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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GRACE I. GORDON ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL

Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence Co., NY—Friday, 16 May 1986

 

MADRID—Funeral services for Grace I. Alford, 82, 37 North St., Madrid, will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Fay G. Mann Funeral Home in Madrid with Rev. Judity Persen officiating. Burial to follow in Madrid Cemetery.

            Calling hours will be this evening at the funeral home.

            Mrs. Alford died at 2:55 p.m. Thursday (May 15, 1986) at her home; she had been in failing health since December.

            Surviving are her husband, Mark; one daughter, Mrs. Patrick (Eileen) Kelley, Hilton, N.Y.; one son, Stanley, Madrid; six grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Allan (Kathryn) Smillie, Dunville, Ontario; two brothers, Charles Gordon, Dunville, Ont., and Ira Gordon, Huntington, Quebec.

            She was born in Hemington, Quebec, on Feb. 25, 1904, daughter of David and Bertha Crawford Gordon. She had attended schools in Canada. On June 25, 1932, she was married to Mark Alford in Algin, Quebec with Rev. James Woodside officiating.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of United Church of Madrid, united Protestant Women’s Group and Rensselaer Falls Senior Citizens Club.

            Memorial donations may be made to St. Lawrence County Cancer Memorial Fund.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ May 1986) dates of Grace Alford (SS# issued in NY), last residence Madrid, Saint Lawrence Co., NY.

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

 

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GRACE M. FREDERICK ALFORD

 

DAILY TIMES

Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY—Sunday, 2 September 1990

 

            Grace M. Alford, 96, of 26 Larnard St., died Friday at A. Barton Hepburn Hospital, Ogdensburg, where she had been a patient since Aug. 10.

            The funeral will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Church with the Rev. Douglas Decker, assistant pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Chapel Hill Cemetery, Parishville.

            Arrangements are with the Garner Funeral Home. There will be no calling hours. Contributions may be made to the Potsdam Rescue Squad.

            Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Cuthbert, Potsdam, and Mrs. Florence Brian, Phoenix, Ariz.; and several nieces and nephews.

            She was born Oct. 11, 1893, in Potsdam, a daughter of Joseph and Bertha Trumble Frederick. She married Herbert Alford June 4, 1956, at St. Mary’s Church with Msgr. Francis Devan officiating. Her husband died Jan. 27, 1958.

            She was a member of St. Mary’s Church, St. Mary’s Altar and Rosary Society and the Sandstone Senior Citizens.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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HALBERT HILL ALFORD

 

[He died in NY, but we are also including his obituary in North Carolina Obituaries because he was born, lived most of his life, and is buried in NC.

 

THE ROBESONIAN

Lumberton, Robeson Co., NC—Monday, 15 August 1932

 

MAXTON—The body of Halbert Hill Alford, 19-year-old Maxton youth, who was accidentally killed in an automobile wreck on Long Island early Friday morning is expected here by train Sunday morning.

            Funeral services will be conducted from the home of his aunt, Mrs. Lena A. Carter, here, Sunday afternoon and interment, will in the family plot at Center church.

            Mr. Alford was a member of a prominent Maxton family, being the only son of Neill Alford and Annie Hill Alford, both deceased. He was also a grandson of the late Rev. H.C. Hill, D.D., widely known Presbyterian minister.

            The fatal accident occurred when the car driven by Alford ran into the rear end of a truck, killing him and his friend, Charles Cheney, Jr., 27, of Stephens, Ga. Both were employed at the State hospital, King’s Park, Long Island. They were returning to the hospital from Hoboken, N.J., when the accident occurred.

 

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Photo from Centre Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Maxton, Robeson Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Sandy & Irv McWherter (The Cats Meow)

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of his parents, Neill Alford and Annie Hill Alford, in North Carolina.

            His lineage: Halbert Hill 1913 NC1, Neill 1867 NC2, Henry Clay 1831 SC3, Warren 1770 NC4, Jacob 1738 VA5, Lodwick 1710 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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HANNA THOMPSON ALVORD

 

THE RECORDER

Amsterdam, Montgomery Co., NY—Monday, 25 January 1999

 

            Hanna Thompson Alvord, 59, of Ridge Road, Broadalbin, died at home Friday [January 22] after a long illness.

            Born in Worcester, Otsego County, Mrs. Alvord was educated in the Worcester and in Scotia school systems.

            She lived most of her life in the Broadalbin area.

            Mrs. Alvord was employed as a certified nurse’s aide at the Baptist Retirement Center in Scotia for eight years. Before that, she worked at the Glendale Home in Glenville for 17 years. She retired in 1983.

            She was a member of the Bethel Full Gospel Assembly of God Church.

            Mrs. Alvord was predeceased by her husband, Charles Sidney Alvord, July 21, 1995.

            Survivors include her mother, Elsie Jobmann Thompson; a daughter, Susan Austin of Scotia; two sisters, Ruth Thompson of Broadalbin and Christel Tomlinson of Scotia; two grandchildren; and four great-grandsons.

            The funeral is 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at Light’s Funeral Home, 1428 State St., Schenectady.

            Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Worcester, in the spring....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hanna Alvord (SS# issued in NY) was born 21 Jan 1940, last residence Broadalbin, Fulton Co., NY.

            See the obituary of her husband, Charles Sidney Alvord, in this compilation.

 

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HARLAN GLENN ALVORD

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Friday, 17 April 1998

 

            Harland [sic] G. Alvord, 78, of 344 Washington Ave., Oneida, died Tuesday [April 14] at Oneida Healthcare Center Extended Care Facility.

            Born in Camden, he was a 1939 graduate of Camden High School. He retired in 1983 after 25 years with the Madison County Highway Department. He was a member and former chief of the Wampsville Fire Department and a member of the Volunteer Fire Police Association of New York State. He was a member and former steward of CSEF Local 827. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II.

            A stepson, Lawrence Dailey, died in 1997.

            Survivors: His wife, Jane Shay Alvord; four daughters, Peggy Arnold of Virginia Beach, Va., Donna Northrup of Oneida and Judy Daggett and Sandra Vecchio, both of Syracuse; a stepson, William Dailey of Seneca Falls; a brother, Raymond of Silver Springs, Fla.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

            Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at Coolican-McSweeney Funeral Home. Burial, Walnut Grove Cemetery, Wampsville. Calling hours, 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home, 322 Washington Ave., Oneida.

            Contributions: Wampsville Fire Department, Wampsville 13163.

 

 

Photo from Walnut Grove Cemetery, Wampsville, Madison Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Denny Shumway

Photo posted in 2011

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harlan Alvord (SS# issued in NY) was born 17 May 1919, last residence Oneida, Madison Co., NY.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Jane E. Shay Alvord; son David H. Alvord; and brother Lawrence Bill Alvord in this compilation.

            From Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Ancestry): Harlan Glenn Alvord was born 17 May 1919 in Camden, NY, son of Royal Alvord and Ethel Rowell.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Harlan Glenn 1919 NY1, Royal Terbell 1886 NY2, Don Quincy 1848 NY3, Royal Tyler 1801 NY4, Woolcott 1773 MA5, John 1739 CT6, Thomas 1710 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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HAROLD G. ALFORD

 

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Photo from Brown Funeral Home

 

PRESS-REPUBLICAN

Plattsburgh, Clinton Co., NY—Thursday, 13 November 2014

 

PLATTSBURGH—Harold G. Alford, 83, of Crestview Dr., Plattsburgh, N.Y., passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 at CVPH Medical Center with his family by his side.

            He was born in Mooers Forks on Dec. 6, 1930, the son of the late Lynn and Gertrude (Elvidge) Alford.

            Harold was a real-estate developer, developing Thunderbird Heights and Plattsburgh RV Park. Harold greatly enjoyed his work, but his greatest love was for his family.

            He was predeceased by his sisters, Ruth Mickelson and Betty Morrison.

            Harold is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Shirley; his children, Dennis Alford and his wife Rita of Plattsburgh, Dean Alford of Plattsburgh; his daughter, Jackie Tetreault and her husband Kevin of Plattsburgh; two sisters, Eunice Babbie and husband Leeward of Peru, N.Y., Shirley Walker and her companion Steve Ashline of Champlain, N.Y.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Calling hours will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 14, 2014 at the Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad St., Plattsburgh, N.Y. A funeral service will be celebrated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 at the First Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in Union Cemetery in Mooers Forks.

            In lieu of flowers, donations in Harold’s memory can be made to Samaritan’s Purse Operation Christmas Child in care of The First Assembly God’s Church.

            Arrangements have been entrusted to Brown Funeral Home, 29 Broad Street, Plattsburgh, NY 12901 (518)-561-3980.

            Online condolences and memorial candles may be offered at www.brownfuneralhomeinc.com.

FAG photo requested 1/12/2016

 

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

            See the obituaries of his parents, Lynn Walter Alford and Gertrude Elvidge Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Ruth L. Alford Mickelson in Oregon Obituaries.

 

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HAROLD GORDON ALFORD

 

Harold Alford

Photo from Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by Wm. R. Chase & Son Funeral Home, Binghamton, NY

 

PRESS & SUN-BULLETIN

Binghamton, Broome Co., NY—Friday, 7 August 2009

 

 

            Harold Gordon Alford, 87, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on August 4, 2009.

            He is predeceased by his loving wife of 66 years, Marion Alford; his parents, Egie Rumsey and Chester Alford; his brothers, Harvey and Charlie Alford; two sons in law, Richie Rezucha and Mike Hammitt.

            He is survived by seven daughters and sons-in-law, Sandee/Kenny Prickett, FL, Maxine/Bill Clift, Candie Rezucha, Darlene/Jerry Earley, VA, Melody/Jerry Brundage, Jill Alford-Hammitt, Melissa Andrews; three sons and daughters-in-law, Mike Alford, Kevin/Connie Alford, Kim/Lisa Alford, FL; 33 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and nephews; two sisters-in-law, Ginny Alford and Bev Goff; three special daughters and families, Bonnie Barr, Marilyn Wilson, Jodi Dale.

            He was a WWII Navy Veteran. He has been a long-standing member of the Episcopal Church, serving as acolyte/lay reader/chalice bearer and vestry member; a member of the Harpursville American Legion, serving as CMDR; and Masonic Lodge of Windsor, serving as Grand Master. He was an avid sportsman, golfer, fisherman, hunter and baseball player.

            A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, August 10, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at the Christ Church, 10 Henry Street, Binghamton, with Rev. James Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Riverview Cemetery, Harpursville. The family will receive friends on Sunday, August 9, 2009, from 4-7 p.m. at the Wm. R. Chase & Son Funeral Home, 737 Chenango Street, Port Dickinson.

            Harold’s family would like to thank the Hospice Staff at Lourdes Hospital. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Christ Church Restoration Fund, Christ Episcopal Church, 10 Henry Street, Binghamton, NY and American Diabetes Association, 6390 Fly Road, E. Syracuse, NY 13057.

 

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Photo from Riverview Cemetery, Harpursville, Broome Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cherrí Townsend

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harold G. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 8 Apr 1922, last residence Binghamton, Broome Co., NY.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Marion Gladys Wrench Alford; and brothers Charles Roy Alford Sr. and Harvey C. Alford in this compilation.

            His lineage: Harold Gordon 1922 NY1, Chester B. 1897 NY2, Albert Burr 1874 NY3, Frederick R. 1852 England4.

 

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HARRIET LUCENA GILBERT ALFORD

 

DAILY TIMES

Geneva, Ontario Co., NY—Thursday, 24 July 1913

 

NAPLES, N.Y.—Mrs. Homer Alford died about midnight on Tuesday [July 22] following a stroke of paralysis on the previous day at her home near Egypt, at age of 74 years.

            She leaves her husband; two sisters; three sons; and one daughter.

            Funeral services will be held at the home on Friday morning at 10 o’clock; also at Baptist Hill church at 1 o’clock, with burial at Baptist Hill.

 

Photos from Evergreen Cemetery, Bristol Center, Ontario Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Paul Sutton Kamalsky

 

AAFA NOTES: Harriet was the daughter of Harry Gilbert and Eliza Rowley.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Homer Jerome 1831 NY1, Josiah 1799 VT2, Ashley Owen 1770 VT3, Benedict 1716 CT4, Benedict 1688 CT5, Jeremiah 1655 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1598 England8.

 

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HARRY C. ALVORD

 

NORWOOD NEWS

Norwood, St. Lawrence Co., NY—Wednesday, 8 August 1984

 

            Word was received Friday from George E. Whitney of the Masonic lodge of Harrisburg [Lewis Co.] of the death of Harry C. Alvord, a former resident of Madrid. Mr. Alvord died in a hospital in Harrisburg and all efforts are being made to locate members of his family.

            He was divorced from his first wife and remarried a few years ago. Mr. Alvord was a well known resident of Madrid from 1923 until 1929. During that time he was employed by the Utilities company. He was an active member of the Masonic lodge of Waddington and it was thru his Masonic card signed by Mr. Roy E. Henry of Waddington that members of the Masonic lodge got in touch with Mr. Henry to try to find his relatives.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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HARVEY ALVORD

 

CONNECTICUT COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Wednesday, 28 June 1815

 

DIED

            At Salina [Onondaga Co.], (N.Y.) on the 4th inst. Mr. Harvey Alvord, aged 28, formerly of Farmington [Hartford Co.], in this State.

 

AAFA NOTES: Harvey was born 24 Aug 1786 in Farmington, Hartford Co., CT, the youngest child of Thomas Gould Alvord and Keziah Orvis.

            Harvey has a Find A Grave memorial at First Ward Cemetery, Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY. This cemetery is now defunct. All the stones are buried; the bodies were not moved. His memorial says he was born 24 Aug 1786 in Farmington, Hartford Co., CT.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Harvey 1786 CT1, Thomas Gould 1742 CT2, Asahel 1720 MA3, Thomas 1683 MA4, Thomas 1653 CT5, Alexander 1627 England6, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England7.

 

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HARVEY C. ALFORD

 

[Although he died in FL, we are also publishing his obituary here because of his close ties to NY.]

 

DAILY STAR

Oneonta, Otsego Co., NY—Saturday, 8 September 2008

 

SIDNEY [Delaware Co., NY]—Harvey C. Alford, of Sidney and North Lauderdale, Fla., passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2008, in North Lauderdale, Fla., after a long illness.

            A funeral service will be held at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Sidney, at 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, to be followed by interment in Riverview Cemetery, Harpursville.

            Harvey is survived by his wife of 62 years, Virginia; daughters, Michelle MacPherson (husband, Nelson) of Sidney, Marcia Clinton of Lyons, Colo.; sons, Mark Alford (wife, Jennifer) of North Lauderdale, Fla., Matthew Alford (wife, Wendy) of Pinebluff, N.C.; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, Harold Alford of Binghamton; and many nieces and nephews.

            He was predeceased by his brother, Charles Alford of Afton.

            Harvey was a World War II veteran and retired from Bendix Corporation in Sidney after 30 years of service.

            He was an active member and past commander of the American Legion post in Sidney and Harpursville. He was a life member of the Sidney Elks Lodge.

            In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Sidney, or the American Legion, Sidney.

 

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Photo from Riverview Cemetery, Harpursville, Broome Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Paul R

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harvey C. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 17 March 1919, last residence Pompano Beach, Broward Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Charles Roy Alford Sr. and Harold Gordon Alford in this compilation.

            His lineage: Harvey C. 1919 NY1, Chester B. 1897 NY2, Albert Burr 1874 NY3, Frederick R. 1852 England4.

 

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HARVEY GILES ALFORD

 

LAKE PLACID NEWS

Lake Placid, Essex Co., NY—Friday, 29 July 1955

 

            Services for Harvey Giles Alford, 84, were held Sunday afternoon at Adams Funeral chapel, the Rev. Clair F. Carpenter, pastor of the Adirondack Community church and Dr. Charles R. Erdman of Princeton, N.J. and Lake Placid officiating. Burial was in North Elba cemetery.

            Mr. Alford died Thursday evening [July 21] at his home, 215 Main St., after a long illness. A Masonic service was held Saturday evening at the funeral chapel.

            Mr. Alford had been a resident of Lake Placid for 72 years. Born in Peasleeville [Clinton Co.] on Dec. 4, 1870, he was the son of Ruel and Climena Martin Alford. After coming to Lake Placid he worked for the John Prall family for 50 years. He was also associated with Calvin and Arlo Pardee as a guide and caretaker. For a short time he owned a part of Whiteface Mountain, selling it in 1900 to the Pardee family who sold it to the state for inclusion in the park area.

            Mr. Alford was also a builder and contractor, many summer camps having been built by him. He worked for many of the earlier sportsmen who frequented this area and accompanied them on hunting trips.

            Among the survivors are his wife, the former Miss Effie Preston, whom he married in Plattsburgh on September 26, 1897; a son, Ruel and a daughter, Mrs. Climena Wikoff, Lake Placid; two brothers Olie and Frank, both of Lake Placid; a sister, Mrs. Walter Woods of Springfield Center, seven grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was a member of the Adirondack Community church and for 40 years had been a member of Lake Placid Masonic Lodge, 834.

            Bearers were: Howard Merrill, Mack Lewis, Loren Wrisley, Thomas George, Luke Perkins and Deo Collburn.

 

Photo from North Elba Cemetery, North Elba, Essex Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Patrick Egan

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Effie Preston Alford; his daughter Climena Martin Alford Wikoff; and his siblings Josephine Alford Wood, Frank Gates Alford, George R. Alford, Olie K. Alford, and Rufus H. Alford in this compilation.

            Harvey’s parents, Reuel C. Alford (1839–1896) and Climena A. Martin Alford (1839–1911) share a gravestone in North Elba Cemetery.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Harvey Giles 1870 NY1, Reuel C. 1839 NY2, Rufus 1812 VT3, Ashley Owen 1770 VT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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HARVEY RUFUS ALFORD

 

LAKE PLACID NEWS

Lake Placid, Essex Co., NY—Thursday, 20 December 1984

 

            Harvey R. Alford, 62, died Dec. 8, 1984, in Albany Medical Center after a long illness.

            He was born in Burlington, Vt., and was raised in Lake Placid, where he attended Lake Placid High School, graduating in 1939.

            He was in the armed services in World War II, stationed in Puerto Rico. He attended Houghton College and was employed by General Electric Knolls Atomic Research Laboratory in Schenectady for 20 years as a research chemist.

            He was employed by Watervliet Arsenal for 15 years as an engineer’s assistant in chemical research.

            Surviving are two sisters, Jane Alford Hildenbrandt, of Albany, and Elizabeth Alford McCormack of Scotia, N.Y., and a brother Donald Alford, of Waterford, N.Y., and several nieces and nephews.

            Private funeral services were conducted at the request of the deceased. Donations may be sent to the American Cancer Society, 1596 Rugby Road, Schenectady, N.Y.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harvey Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 4 July 1922, last residence Albany, Albany Co., NY.

            On the 1925 NY State Census in North Elba, Essex Co., Harvey R. Alford, age 2, is living with his parents, Ruel A. Alford 24 and Elizabeth B. Alford 25, and his sister Jane R. 1.

            From Vermont Birth Records (Ancestry): Harvey Rufus alford was born 4 July 1922 in Burlington, Chittenden Co., VT, the son of Ruel Alford and Elizabeth Bombard.

            See the obituary of her parents, Harvey Giles Alford and Effie Preston Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Harvey Rufus 1922 VT1, Ruel A. 1901 NY2, Harvey Giles 1870 NY3, Reuel C. 1839 NY4, Rufus 1812 VT5, Ashley Owen 1770 VT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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HAZEL LACKEY ALFRED

 

THE CITIZEN

Auburn, Cayuga Co., NY—Tuesday, 12 July 2011

 

PORT BYRON [Cayuga Co.]—Hazel L. Alfred, 80, of Port Byron, passed away Monday, July 11, 2011, at St. Joseph Hospital, Syracuse.

            Hazel was born in Skaneateles [Onondaga Co.], the daughter of Lawrence and Mildred Stock Lackey. She worked for 38 years as a bus driver for the Port Byron school district. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and her loving dog, Max.

            She is survived by her children, Jack (Sandy) Alfred, of Port Byron, Kimberly Vega, of Port Byron, Judy Sherman, of Norfolk, N.Y., Dan (April) Alfred, of Port Byron, Larry Alfred, of Auburn, Ron (Jackie) Alfred, of Auburn, and Sandy (Tim) O’Hara, of Port Byron; sister, Rose Ann Emerson of Concord, N.C.; a sister-in-law, Betty Clancy; also 14 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

            Friends may call from 4 to 6:45 p.m. Wednesday, July 13, at the Audioun Funeral Home, 218 Main St., Port Byron. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. from the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hazel Alfred (SS# issued in NY) was born 7 Nov 1930, last residence Port Byron, Cayuga Co., NY.

            See the obituary of her sister-in-law Alice Alfred in this compilation.

 

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HAZEL M. MOREHOUSE ALFORD SACHS

 

[She died in AZ, but she was apparently visiting her daughter.]

 

LAKE PLACID NEWS

Lake Placid, Essex Co., NY—Thursday, 11 February 1982

 

PHOENIX, Ariz.—Mrs. Hazel M. Sachs, 82, of 30 Greenwood Street, died suddenly Monday, Feb. 1, at the Maryvale Hospital here.

            She was born in Jay on October 1, 1899, the daughter of William and Eva Preston Morehouse. She was the widow of Charles Sachs who died on Sept. 1, 1945.

            Prior to her retirement she was a subscription clerk for a New York City newspaper.

            Mrs. Sachs had lived in Lake Placid for the past two years, and before that, had been a Wilmington resident for 10 years.

            Survivors include a son, C. William Alford of Wilmington; a stepson, Evy Sachs of Imperial Beach, Calif.; a daughter, Mrs. Stanley (Eva) Pelkey of Phoenix; five grandchildren, several great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held at the Clark Funeral Home on Friday, Feb. 5, with the Rev. James Sorley, pastor of the Adirondack community Church, officiating.

            Burial will be in the Upper Jay Cemetery in the spring.

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hazel Sachs (SS# issued in NY) was born 1 Oct 1898 [different than obituary] and died _____ Feb 1982, last residence Wilmington, Essex Co., NY.

            See the obituaries of her first husband, David Ruel Alford; and son Clarence William “Bill” Alford in this compilation.

            From Montana, County Marriages, 1865–1950 (FamilySearch): David Ruel Alford of Billings, MT, age 22 born Lake Placid, NY, son of Frank G. Alford and Mary Durgan married Hazel M. Morhouse of Billings, MT, age 18 born Upper Jay [Essex Co.], NY, daughter of Will Morhouse and Eva Preston, on 27 June 1917 in Yellowstone Co., MT.

            On the New York State 1925 census, David and Hazel Alford are living in North Elba, Essex Co., NY, with their children Clarence W. 6 and Eva 4.

            In 1930 North Elba, Essex Co., NY, David R. Alford 35 and Rowena S. Alford 28 are living with children C. William Alford 11 and Eva M. Alford 9.

            In 1930 Bronx, Bronx Co., NY, Hazel Alford, 31 divorced, is a housekeeper for Charles Sachs.

 

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HELEN E. ALVORD

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Monday, 26 June 1989

 

            Services for Helen E. Alvord, 77, formerly of Marathon, who died Saturday [June 24] at the Groton Residential Care Facility, will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Wright-Beard Funeral Home, Cortland. Burial will be in Virgil Cemetery.

            Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 9 Lincoln Ave.

            A native of Homer, Mrs. Alvord had been a resident of the Cortland area all her life.

            She had worked with McGuire Bros. and was a former member of the AFL-CIO.

            Her husband, Howard S. Alvord, died in 1969.

            She is survived by her niece, Margaret Stoddard of Tulsa, Okla.; her nephew, Richard Alvord of Katy, Texas; and several great-nieces and great-nephews.

 

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Helen E. Alvord (SS# issued in NY) was born 22 Oct 1911, last residence not listed.

 

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HENRY ALFORD

 

BUFFALO NEWS

Buffalo, Erie Co., NY—24 March 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

            Alford - Henry, Sr.—Suddenly entered into rest on March 19, 1998.

            Devoted husband of Lessie B. (nee Steward); beloved father of S. Henry Que; adopted father of Andrew; grandfather of Elizabeth Kristen, Andrew Jr., Dean, Dorothea (Nachil) Masaed, Tisheka and Tiffany; great-grandfather of six; also survived by nieces, nephews and cousins; brother-in-law of Lucinda Steward Baity (Los Angeles).

            The wake shall be held 10 AM and funeral services at 11 AM Thursday at St. Luke AME Zion Church, 314 E. Ferry St. Interment Forest Lawn Cemetery. Arrangements by H. Alfred Lewis Mortuary, Inc.

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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HENRY ALTON ALFORD

 

COURIER-GAZETTE

Newark, Wayne Co., NY—Friday, 27 July 2007

 

            Henry A. Alford, 58, of Lyons [Wayne Co.], died July 23, 2007.

            Henry was born May 31, 1949, in Maxton [Robeson Co.], North Carolina, son of Orange and Eva Singletary Alford. He worked for Marshall Farms in North Rose for 32 years. He was a member of the Lyons Central School Competency Committee, Martin Luther King Planning Committee, NAACP, Baptist Christian Fellowship Church, and Central New York Pallbearers Association.

            He was predeceased by a brother, James Arthur; and by his father, Orange.

            He is survived by his wife Vera Graham Alford; two daughters, Janice Graham of Lyons and Tina (Eric) Carr of Clyde; one son, Henry E., of Lyons; six grandchildren, Antoine, Xavier, Erica, Danielle, Alana and Kendra; his mother, Eva Alford, of Laurinburg, NC; four brothers in North Carolina—Howard, Melvin, Tyrone, and John; six sisters, Emma Morgan, Mary Poles, Vernell Galbreath, Ella Vivian Alford, Juanita Malloy and Belinda Alford; many nieces and nephews.

            Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Friday, July 27, at Boeheim Pusateri Funeral Home, 77 William St., Lyons. Services will be held at 11 a.m. July 28, at Baptist Christian Fellowship Church, Covell Road, Rose. Burial will be in the Huron Evergreen Cemetery.

 

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Henry A. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 31 May 1949, last residence Lyons, Wayne Co., NY.

            See the obituary of his brother James Arthur Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his father, Orange R. Alford, in North Carolina Obituaries.

            His lineage: Henry Alton 1949 NC1, Orange R. 1923 SC2, Hector 1891 SC3, Eli ???? ??4.

 

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HOMER ALVORD

 

EVENING TIMES

Olean, Cattaraugus Co., NY—Tuesday, 21 December 1909

 

TOWERMAN DIED WHILE ON DUTY

HOMER ALVORD DROPPED DEAD IN ERIE YARDS

 

            About five-fifteen yesterday afternoon [December 20] Homer Alvord, a tower man employed at the cross over switch tower in the Erie yards in this city, dropped dead while on duty.

            Mr. Alvord had been suffering for some time from an ulcerated stomach and this is given as the cause of his death. It is believed that the ulcers had caused a perforation of the: stomach which resulted fatally. He had been complaining of not feeling well all the afternoon and was just picking up his things preparatory to going home when he fell to the floor dead.

            John Sullivan, who chanced to be in the tower at the time immediately notified the station and the coroner was summoned at once. The body, after being examined, was taken in Woodard’s ambulance to Mr. Alvord’s late home on Third street. There is no need of an inquest, there being no question but that death was due to natural causes.

            Mr. Alvord was 49 years old and leaves a wife and one daughter, Lelia, of this city, and a son, Fred, who is at present in California.

            A brief prayer service will be held tomorrow at the house and the remains will be taken to Hornell [Steuben Co.] for burial.

 

AAFA NOTES: Homer was the son of Horace Gould Alvord and Polly Maria Frazer.

            From A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord, page 647:

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Homer 1860 MI1, Horace Gould 1818 NY2, Luman 1791 CT3, Ebenezer 1767 CT4, Thomas Gould 1742 CT5, Asahel 1720 MA6, Thomas 1683 MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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HOWARD DURGAN ALFORD

 

LAKE PLACID NEWS

Lake Placid, Essex Co., NY—Thursday, 16 March 1961

 

            Funeral services were conducted at the Clark Funeral Home Mar. 7th for Howard D. Alford, 68, native of Lake Placid and son of the late Francis and Minnie Alford, early settlers in the Lake Placid area.

            Mr. Alford was stricken with coronary attack while vacationing in California, and succumbed within two hours. Returned to his home for burial, he was accorded military honors by the American Legion in recognition of his service during World War I.

            Services were conducted by the Reverend Kenneth Beatty, and military honors were conferred by Claude Minor and Richard MacDonald. Bearers were Clyde Daby, David Daby, Dale Daby, William Alford, Maurice Alford and Carl Bullis.

            A graduate of the Union Automobile school of Schnectady, Class of 1912. Mr. Alford pioneered Lake Placid area. Other private business ventures took him to resident periods in Saranac Lake, Sacketts Harbor and Theresa, N.Y. Retired from private business, Mr. Alford made his home on Averyville Road near the site of his birth.

            Survivors are his widow Mrs. Evelyn Alford, nee Bernheim, of Sacketts Harbor, N.Y., two brothers, David and B McClure Alford and a sister, Mrs. Henry Lyon, all of Lake Placid.

 

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Evelyn Bernheim Alford; parents, Frank Gates Alford and Minnie Durgan Alford; and siblings B. McClure Alford, David Ruel Alford, and Mabel Alford Lyon in this compilation.

            California Death Index, 1940–1997 (Ancestry) lists Howard D. Alford, born 6 Aug 1892 in NY and died 2 March 1961 in Los Angeles Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Durgan. The birth year on his non-military gravestone looks like 1898, but 1892 correlates with his age at death in the obituary and is the date on his military gravestone.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Howard Durgan 1892 NY1, Frank Gates 1865 NY2, Reuel C. 1839 NY3, Rufus 1812 VT4, Ashley Owen 1770 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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IDA LUCAS ALFORD

 

NEW YORK TIMES

New York City, NY—7 January 1958

 

            Mrs. Ida Lucas Alford, a leader in social-service work in Queens for forty years, died yesterday at Flushing General Hospital in that borough after a brief illness. Her age was 77. She was the widow of Smith Alford.

            Mrs. Alford, who resided at 42-50 147th Street in Flushing, was director emeritus of the Child Service League of Queens Borough and a charter member of the Queensboro Council for Social Welfare.

            During her long career of helping neglected and erring children and assisting broken families she took a leading role in movements to establlish a family court and visiting nurse service in Queens. Perhaps her greatest work was done, however, during the Depression, when organizations she led raised thousands of dollars to feed, clothe and house destitute Queens families.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Lexington, Ky., the daughter of Charles Henderson Lucas and Mary Evelyn West. She graduated in 1898 from the University of Kentucky, and in the same year was married to Mr. Alford, an outstanding athlete at the university.

            Mr. and Mrs. Alford moved to flushing in 1906. Her husband, a construction engineer for the Roane-Anderson Company before his death in 1949, gained prominence as a coach of championship football teams at Flushing High School.

            In 1917 Mrs. Alford became president of the Queens Big Sisters, a social-service organization formed three years earlier. She held that position until 1935, when it became the Family Adjustment Society of Queens Borough, of which she was executive director.

            Early in the Nineteen Forties the organization’s name was changed to the Child Service League of Queens Borough, of which she was director until 1948, when she resigned to become director emeritus.

            Surviving are a son, Oliver Perry Alford of Winnetka, Ill., and a granddaughter.

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of her son Oliver Perry Alford in Florida Obituaries.

            Her name is reported as Isabella Dennison Aicheson “Ida” Lucas by a family member on Ancestry. If that name is correct, she apparently used Ida, the initials of the three names. However, she is listed as Ida, age 4 months, on the 1880 census.

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

            Her husband’s lineage: Smith Edison 1877 WV1, Oliver Perry 1827 KY2, Nathaniel 1785 KY3, Charles 1752 VA4, James 1715 VA5.

 

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INA SALEM ALFORD

 

LAKE PLACID NEWS

Lake Placid, Essex Co., NY—Thursday, 6 January 1977

 

            Mrs. Ina S. Alford, a life-long resident of the area, died Jan. 2 in her home at Paul Smiths [Franklin Co.], where she had resided for the past five years. Prior to that she lived in Averyville.

            She was born in Lake Placid on May 11, 1898, the daughter of Matthew and Mary Wade Salem. She was the widow of Olie Alford, who died in November, 1961.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, Jan. 5 at 2 PM in the Clark Funeral Home. The Rev. William G. Vigne, pastor of the Adirondack Community Church, conducted the services. Burial was in the North Elba Cemetery [Essex Co.].

            Survivors include a son, Martin of Paul Smiths; two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Pomeroy of Paul Smiths and Mrs. Frank (Elizabeth) Sears of Lake Placid; a sister, Mrs. Beatrice Blinn of Lake Placid; eight grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Jan 1977) dates of Ina Alford (SS# issued in NY), last residence Paul Smiths, Franklin Co., NY.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Olie Alford, includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and daughters Elizabeth F. “Betty” Alford Sears and Ethel Alford Pomeroy in this compilation.

 

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ISABELLA ALFORD

 

GOUVERNEUR FREE PRESS

Gouverneur, St. Lawrence Co., NY—Wednesday, 2 November 1887

 

            In Canton village, Oct. 31, 1887, Mrs. Isabella Alford, wife of William Alford, aged 52 years.

 

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COURIER AND FREEMAN

Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., NY— Wednesday, 9 November 1887

 

Nov. 5—Mrs. Isabel Alford who died in Canton Oct. 31 was brought to Pierpont yesterday for funeral services and burial. It was touching to hear the little four year old granddaughter so lately left motherless and who has since lived with Mrs. Alford, say: “Grandma is dead,” and was carried from the church sobbing as though her little heart was breaking.

 

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AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her son Forest A. Alford in this compilation.

            Isabella’s maiden name is listed as Alexander on Ancestry family trees, but on the marriage record of her son Frederick H. Alford, his mother is Isabella Hall.

            The child mentioned in the second obituary was probably the daughter of Forest and Nettie Northrup Alford. Nettie died in August 1887, probably from complications of childbirth—see her obituary in this compilation.

            From New York, Town Clerks’ Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War, ca 1861-1865 (Ancestry): William Arnold Alford, born 24 Oct 1833 in Madrid, St. Lawrence Co., NY, son of Arnold Alford and Marilla Dayton, enlisted on 2 Sept 1864 at Pierrepont, St. Lawrence Co., NY, in the 13th Cavalry, Company H. He was married.

            In 1860, Madrid, St. Lawrence Co., NY, William Alford 27 and Isabella Alford 25, are living with their son George 2 NY.

            In 1850, Madrid, St. Lawrence Co., NY, William B. Alford, age 17, is living with Arnold Alford 46 and Melissa Alford 31, and 5 siblings.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: William Arnold 1833 NY1, Arnold 1804 VT2, Arnold 1780 CT3, Eliphalet 1753 CT4, Job 1708 CT5, Jeremiah 1655 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1598 England8.

 

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J. EDWIN ALFORD

 

BUFFALO NEWS

Buffalo, Erie Co., NY—Thursday, 8 November 1990

 

            A memorial service for Dr. J. Edwin Alford, 81, a physician at Buffalo General Hospital for nearly 55 years and a national leader in the field of proctology, will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday in First Presbyterian Church, One Symphony Circle. Burial will be in Forest Lawn.

            Alford died Tuesday (Nov. 6, 1990) in Buffalo General.

            A colon and rectal surgeon, he headed the hospital’s division of colon and rectal surgery from 1957 to 1980. He retired in 1988 after nearly 60 years in medicine.

            Buffalo General’s Junior Board honored him at that time for helping to “build Buffalo General’s reputation as a major medical center and a leader in the delivery of quality health care.”

            He was a founding member in 1950 of the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery and served as its president from 1967 to 1968. He also was vice president and chairman of the board’s examinations committee during the 1960s. From 1970 to 1971, he was chairman of the American College of Surgeons’ advisory committee on proctology.

            Alford was a native of Buffalo and a graduate of School 30 and Lafayette High School. He received a bachelor’s degree from Alfred University in 1929 and was a 1934 graduate of the University of Buffalo School of Medicine.

            Alford went to Buffalo General as an intern in 1934. From 1935 to 1937, he served residencies at Buffalo General in gynecology, proctology and pathology. He joined the staff of the hospital officially in 1938 after a year as chief surgical resident.

            He also married the former Mary-Louise Kittinger in 1938.

            During World War II, Alford served with the Army Medical Corps in Atlantic City, N.J., and Governor’s Island. He attained the rank of major and was discharged in 1946.

            Associated with the UB School of Medicine in various capacities over the years, Alford was a clinical associate professor of colon and rectal surgery for 25 years.

            He was president of Buffalo General’s medical staff from 1971 to 1973. From 1970 to 1974, he was a member of the hospital’s board of trustees; in 1969, he was vice president of the medical staff; from 1966 to 1973, he was on the medical board’s executive committee, and in 1966 he was appointed head of the hospital’s residency training program.

            Alford had private practices in Buffalo and Niagara Falls. He was also a special consultant in colon and rectal surgery to Children’s Hospital, Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center and Mount St. Mary’s Hospital in Lewiston.

            He was a fellow of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery. He was a member of Lambda Chi Alpha and Phi Chi fraternities and the Pan Pacific Surgical Association and was a diplomate of the surgery section of the Pan American Medical Association.

            Alford was continental vice president of the International Society of University Colon and Rectal Surgeons and a member of the British Royal Society of Medicine. He was an honorary fellow of the Pennsylvania Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, a fellow of the Buffalo Surgical Society and a member of the Executive Council of the American Proctologic Society.

            Alford also was a member of the Roswell Park Medical Club, Erie County Medical Society, New York State Medical Society, New York Academy of Sciences, New York Society of Surgeons and the Buffalo Academy of Medicine. He was listed in Who’s Who in Medicine.

            Alford was a dean of the Saturn Club, an elder and trustee of First Presbyterian Church, a trustee and treasurer of the Park School of Buffalo and a member of the Fort Erie Jockey Club’s advisory committee and the Ponte Vedra (Fla.) Club.

            He was still a member of the Saturn Club and the Fort Erie Jockey Club.

            He also was a director of the Buffalo Club and a member of the Buffalo Launch Club, Crag Burn Country Club and the Antique Auto Association.

            Alford enjoyed power-boat cruising and, from the 1950s to 1980, kept a boat at Rich Marine. He also enjoyed gardening.

            Besides his wife, survivors include two sons, J. Keith, president and chief executive officer of AM & A’s, and Bryant K. of Summit, N.J.; a daughter, Gail A. Gundlah of Allegany; a brother, Dr. Kenneth M., and seven grandchildren.

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that J.E. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 13 May 1909.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Louise Kittinger Alford, and his brother Kenneth M. Alford in this compilation.

            Edwin J. Alford was the president of the freshman medical class at the University of Buffalo. He was a member of the class of 1933.

            On the 1920 and 1930 censuses in Buffalo, Erie Co., NY, J. Edwin Alford is listed with his parents, John Alford, born about 1879 in Scotland, and Cora Alford.

            On John Alford Jr.’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 39, born 20 Nov 1878.

            On the 1892 New York State Census, John Alford, age 14 born Scotland, is living with his parents, John Alford 38 England and Jane Alford 39 Scotland in Buffalo, Erie Co., NY.

            His lineage: J. Edwin 1909 NY1, John 1878 Scotland2, John 1854 England3.

 

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JACK HENRI ALFORD

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR

Rockford, Winnegabo Co., IL—9 October 1983

 

PORT JEFFERSON, N.Y.—Services for the Rev. Jack Alford, 56, Port Jefferson, who died Sept. 17, in Nassau County Medical Center, were conducted here Sept. 20, in Mount Sinai Congregational Church.

            Alford toured several countries including the United States and Mexico developing projects to combat poverty and directed the Suffolk County Human Rights Commission. He currently was executive director of Long Island Council of Churches.

            He was ordained in 1959 after completing studies at McCormick Theological Seminary, Chicago.

            Alford’s wife Ruth, is the daughter of Alfred and Grace Bridgeland, Winnebago, Ill., and a son, David, lives in Rockford, Ill.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jack Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 7 Dec 1926, last residence Port Jefferson, Suffolk Co., NY.

            From Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Ancestry): Jack Henri Alford was born 7 Dec 1926 in Middletown, Butler Co., OH, son of William H. Alford and Dora Haddock.

            From Ancestry family trees: Jack’s father was William Marcellin Henri Alford, born 1 Aug 1899 in Berkshire, Surrey Co., England.

 

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JACQUELINE MICHELLE ALFRED

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—3 February 2013

 

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            Jacqueline “Jackie” Michelle Alfred, 44, of North Syracuse, departed this life, Thursday January 31, at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

            She worked as an educator for the Syracuse City School District. She was a member of Living Water COGIC, serving in the Youth Department and the choir. She was a member of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

            She leaves to cherish her memory; her mother and father, Barbara and Hayward Alfred Sr. of North Syracuse; one brother, Hayward Alfred, Jr. of Brooklyn, NY; her maternal grandmother, Marie Mitchell of Albany, GA; and a host of loving aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

            Calling hours will be Wednesday, 11 a.m to noon at Living Water COGIC, 121 Huron St., with funeral services to follow at noon. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Garland Bros. Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jacqueline M. Alfred (SS# issued in NY) was born 6 Nov 1968, last residence not listed.

 

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JAMES ALFORD

 

NEW YORK HERALD

New York, NY—Sunday, 27 December 1868

 

DIED

 

            On Thursday evening, December 24, at No. 330 West Forty-third street, James Alford, aged 39 years.

            The funeral will take place this (Sunday) afternoon, at one o’clock. The relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend.

            MASONIC SUMMONS—The brethren of Baltic Lodge No. 284, F and A.M., are hereby summoned to attend a special communication, this day (Sunday), December 27, at their rooms, Masonic Temple, corner of Grand and Seventh street, Williamsburg, at twelve o’clock M. sharp, thence to Grace church, corner of Lorimer and Conselyea streets, to attend the obsequies of our late brother, James Alford. By order of E. Pendleton, Master.

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AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his wife, Matilda Christiana Harris Lyrett Alford

            From New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940 (FamilySearch): James Alford, single age 36 born about 1830 in London, England, son of Henry S. Crow Alford and Jane Hobbs, married on 13 June 1866 in Manhattan, NY, Matilda Christiana Lyrett [indexed as Syrett in Ancestry], divorced age 40 born about 1826 in Bristol, England, daughter of James Brittain Harris and Christiana Francis.

 

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JAMES ARTHUR ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Friday, 5 November 1993

 

WOODSIDE, N.Y.—James Arthur Alford, formerly of Maxton, died on Oct. 29 in Woodside.

            The funeral will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday in Piney Grove United Methodist Church by the Rev. Robert A. Fairley, directed by Jackson Funeral Home of Laurinburg. Burial will be in the Piney Grove Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Sandra Alford of the home; his father, Orange Alford, and his mother, Eva Alford, both of Laurinburg; two stepchildren, Anthony Brockenberry of New York and Lisa Brockenberry of Long Island, N.Y.; four brothers, Henry Alford of Lyons, N.Y., and Howard B. Alford, Tyrone Alford and John Alford, all of Laurinburg; six sisters, Emma Morgan of Haddock, Ga., Helen Poles of Rochester, N.Y., Eva V. Alford of Jamaica, N.Y., Juanita Malloy and Melinda Alford, both of Laurinburg, and Bertha Galbreath of Germany; and three grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends at the home of his mother, 537 Roseville St., Laurinburg.

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James A. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 19 May 1950 and died 26 Oct 1993 [different than obituary], last residence Flushing, Queens Co., NY.

            See the obituary of his brother Henry Alton Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his father, Orange R. Alford, in North Carolina Obituaries.

            His lineage: James Arthur 1950 NC1, Orange R. 1923 SC2, Hector 1891 SC3, Eli ???? ??4.

 

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JAMES DWIGHT ALVORD

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Thursday, 22 May 2003

 

            J. Dwight Alvord, 90, of 7971 Kirkville Road, Kirkville, died Friday [May 16] at Hallmark Nursing Centre in Minoa. Mr. Alvord was born in Kirkville where he resided all of his life. He was a 1930 graduate of Minoa High School and attended Morrisville College. He was a rural mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Kirkville from 1948-1983. A farmer for many years, Mr. Alvord had an egg route in the Fremont, Dewitt, and Kirkville areas.

            Mr. Alvord was a member of the Minoa United Methodist Church; a 68-year member of Nortrip Lodge #998, F.&A.M. [Free and Accepted Masons] in Minoa; a 55-year member of the North Manlius Grange #598; a member of the National Rural Letter Carriers Association and in 1998 was named Citizen of the Year in Kirkville, NY.

            His wife, the former Geraldine Brownell died in 1996.

            Survivors: a daughter, Jane and her husband, Cutter Lorraine Sr. of Kirkville; two sisters, Ella A. Brownell of Pensacola, FL and Esther A. Gravelle of Fulton, NY; three grandchildren, Kelly Osborne, Cutter Lorraine, Jr., and Christopher Lorraine; six great-grandchildren.

            Funeral Services: 11 a.m. Saturday at the Minoa United Methodist Church, 250 East Avenue, Minoa. Burial will be in Kirkville Cemetery. Calling hours will be 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Russell H. Schepp & Son Funeral Home, 109 East Avenue, Minoa. Masonic Services will be 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

            Contributions: Memorial Fund of the Minoa United Methodist Church, 250 East Avenue, Minoa, NY 13116. Russell H. Schepp & Son Minoa 656-3132.

 

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that J. Dwight Alvord (SS# issued in NY) was born 21 Feb 1913, last residence Kirkville, Onondaga Co., NY.

            See the obituary of his wife, Geraldine Brownell Alvord, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: James Dwight 1913 NY1, James Ward 1887 NY2, Grove Edwards 1854 NY3, James Dwight 1825 NY4, James Wadsworth 1795 NY5, Thomas Gould 1763 CT6, Thomas Gould 1742 CT7, Asahel 1720 MA8, Thomas 1683 MA9, Thomas 1653 CT10, Alexander 1627 England11, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England12.

 

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JAMES E. ALFORD

 

NEWSDAY

Melville, Suffolk Co., NY—Tuesday, 27 October 2009

 

            Alford - James E., October 26, 2009, age 78.

            Beloved husband of Anita (nee Grotheer). Dear father of James Alford and Melissa Alford. Dear father and father-in-law of Robert and Susan Alford, Donna and Robert Kaelin, Brian and Dawn Louise Alford. Cherished grandfather of Kristine, Michael, Scott, James, Cameron, Natasha and David. Fond brother of Shirley Burke and Earl Alford and sister-in-law Susan Alford.

            Retired auto mechanic for Verizon. Proud US Army Veteran of Korean Conflict.

            Reposing at Sandles Funeral Home, 98 Carleton Ave., Islip Terrace, NY, where the family will receive friends Wednesday 2-5pm & 7-9:30pm. Religious Service Wednesday 8:30pm Funeral Thursday 10:00am at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, Islip Terrace, NY.

            Interment Good Ground Cemetery, Hampton Bays, NY.

FAG photo requested 1/19/2016

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James E. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 9 Nov 1930, last residence North Babylon, Suffolk Co., NY.

 

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JAMES EDWARD ALFORD

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—Sunday, 18 February 2007

 

NEW YORK—Retired Staff Sgt. James Edward Alford, 61, of 60 Handcock St., formerly of Maxton, N.C., died Monday, Feb. 12, 2007.

            Mr. Alford was an Army veteran.

            Services: Funeral, 11 a.m. Monday in S&L Funeral Home chapel in Maxton. Burial in McLeod Cemetery in Maxton. Viewing, 2 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Visitation at the home of Lillie Crum, 910 W. Scotsdale Road, Laurinburg, N.C.

            Survived by: Sister, Lillie Crum.

FAG photo requested 1/19/2016

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            We included the obituary of his mother, Cecelia Ellison Alford, in North Carolina Obituaries.

 

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JANE E. SHAY ALVORD

 

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Photo from her Find A Grave memorial

 

DAILY DISPATCH

Oneida, Madison Co., NY—Thursday, 16 July 2015

 

ONEIDA—Jane E. (Shay) Alvord, 91, of 580 Seneca St., died Tuesday, July 14, 2015, in the Oneida Extended Care Facility.

            She was born May 12, 1924, in Canastota, the daughter of Lester and Dorothy Huck Shay.

            She was married to Harlan Alvord, who died April 14, 1998. Mrs. Alvord had been a housewife and mother for most of her life. The loves of her life were her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also had a great love for flowers. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Oneida, and was a former member of the Wampsville Fire Department Auxiliary. She was a graduate of Morrisville College.

            Surviving are her three sons, William Dailey, of Seneca Falls, Dennis “Bones” and Karen Alvord, of Munnsville, and Marc and Kim Alvord, of Oneida; two daughters, Donna Northrop Laurin, and her husband John, of Oneida, and Peggy and James Arnold, of Virginia Beach.

            She was predeceased by two daughters, Judy Daggett and Sandra Vecchio; and two sons, Larry Dailey and David Alvord.

            Funeral services will be held Friday, July 17, 2015, at 5 p.m. from the Coolican-McSweeney Funeral Home, 322 Washington Ave., Oneida, with Pastor Kevin Bailey, officiating….

            Interment will be private for the family in Walnut Grove Cemetery, Wampsville.

            Contributions may be made to the Wampsville Fire Department, or to the Oneida Library Fund.

 

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

            See the obituaries of her husband, Harlan Glenn Alvord, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and son David H. Alvord in this compilation.

 

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JASON TODD ALFRED

 

TIMES UNION

Albany, Albany Co., NY—Thursday, 23 September 2004

 

MANHATTAN—Jason Alfred, age 21, of East 76th Street in NYC, formerly of Albany, died Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at his NYC residence.

            Jason was born in Albany where he resided all of his life, recently moving to NYC. He was a graduate of the Colonie High School and graduated from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst this past May.

            He is survived by his father Lawrence Alfred of Guilderland and the late Rita Kaplan Alfred. Brother of David Alfred of NYC. He also leaves his maternal grandmother, Roslyn Kaplan of Menands, N.Y.; and paternal grandmother, Madeline Alfred of Lenox, Mass. He also leaves aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and close friends.

            Jason was predeceased by his maternal grandfather, Sonny Kaplan and paternal grandfather, Leonard Alfred.

            At the request of the family, private graveside services will be held on Friday at the Temple Israel Cemetery in Guilderland, N.Y. Due to the upcoming Sabbath and the Yom Kippur Holiday, there will be no traditional period of mourning.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the Risa Alfred Sand Creek Scholarship Fund, c/o Fleet Bank, Wolf Road, Colonie NY 12205.

 

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Photo from Temple Israel Cemetery, Guilderland, Albany Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gerald Tremblay

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jason Alfred (SS# issued in NY) was born 14 Nov 1982, last residence Albany, Albany Co., NY.

            See the obituary of his father, Lawrence Michael Alfred, in this compilation.

            His lineage: Jason Todd 1982 NY1, Lawrence Michael 1951 NY2, Leonard 1924 NY3, David 1893/1894 Russia4.

 

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JEAN ARMSTRONG ALFRED

 

OBSERVER-DISPATCH

Utica, Oneida Co., NY—Friday, 4 June 1999

 

            Jean A. Alfred, 61, of Whitesboro, passed away June 3, 1999, at the Abraham House, Utica.

            She was born March 9, 1938, in Utica. Jean was a graduate of St. Francis de Sales School and St. Elizabeth School of Nursing. She was a registered nurse and worked at Mohawk Valley General Hospital, Ilion. Jean was a member of St. Paul’s Church, Whitesboro.

            Besides her mother, Marion Mammone, Utica, she is survived by a daughter, Christine Owens, Whitesboro; three sons, Stephen Alfred, Whitesboro, Bob Alfred, Whitesboro, and Eric Alfred, Utica; six grandchildren, Jason, Shane, Wynter, Alex, Amanda and Daniel; two brothers and a sister-in-law, William Armstrong, and John and Irene Armstrong; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

            Funeral services will be Monday, 8:45 a.m., at the J.W. Dimbleby Funeral Home, Forty Main St., Whitesboro, and 9:30 a.m. at St. Paul’s Church where the Funeral Mass will be celebrated. Interment will be in Mt. Olivet Cemetery....

 

Photo from Mount Olivet Cemetery, Whitesboro, Oneida Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Karen Alfred

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jean A. Alfred (SS# issued in NY), last residence Whitesboro, Oneida Co., NY.

 

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JEREMY S. ALFORD

 

BUFFALO NEWS

Buffalo, Erie Co., NY—Sunday, 29 June 2003

 

            Services for Jeremy S. Alford, 21, who lost his life in a traffic accident at Main and East Ferry streets Thursday (June 26, 2003), will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Cedar Grove Baptist Church, 878 Humboldt Parkway. Burial will be in Forest Lawn.

            The Buffalo native, a graduate of Kensington High School, had worked as a dietitian assistant at Sisters Hospital since 2001.

            He was a member of the Bob Lanier After School organization and coached a girls basketball team that won several trophies.

            His mother, Fannie Brown, donated his heart and other organs for transplants.

            “Although he did not carry a donor card,” she said, “I know this is what he would have wanted. He was a healthy, strong boy, and his organs will help seven people continue their lives.”

            In addition to his mother, he is survived by his father, Solomon; a sister, Camille Cates; and a brother, Gary, all of Buffalo.

FAG photo requested 1/19/2016

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jeremy S. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 15 Oct 1981, last residence not listed.

 

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JOAN WENDT ALFORD

 

BUFFALO NEWS

Buffalo, Erie Co., NY—Saturday, 3 November 2007

 

            Alford, Joan Wendt October 30, 2007, wife of the late Kenneth M. Alford MD; mother of David H. (Dr. Shirley Isgar), of Hesperus, CO and Anne A. Surdam (Manson); grandmother of Christopher and Walter Maloney, Matthew and Joan I. Alford; great-grandmother of Tavish and Meghan Maloney; sister of Janet W. Warner, of New Wilmington, PA; also survived by nieces and nephews.

            No prior visitation. Funeral Services will be private. Arrangements by the Dengler & Roberts Funeral Home.

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joan W. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 16 Feb 1916, last residence Buffalo, Erie Co., NY.

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

 

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JOELEANNER ALFORD NELLONS

 

HERALD AMERICAN

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Sunday, 31 December 1995

 

            Joeleanner Alford Nellons, 86, of 1410 E. Fayette St., Syracuse, died Wednesday [December 27] at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

            Mrs. Nellons was born in Darlington, S.C., and lived in Syracuse for 58 years. She attended public schools in Darlington. She was a member of Hopps Memorial C.M.E. Church and a former member of its stewardesses board. She was a retired employee of General Electric Co.

            Surviving are a daughter, Dorothea Nellons Perez of Syracuse; four sisters, Juanita Baggett and Velma Thomas, both of Syracuse, Evelyn Clegg of Pinehurst, N.C., and Alice Steel of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

            Services and burial will be in Southern Pines [Moore Co.], N.C.

            Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. today at Garland Bros. Funeral Home, 143 W. Castle St., Syracuse.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joeleanner Nellons (SS# issued in NY) was born 25 March 1909, last residence Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY.

 

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JOHN CALVIN ALFORD

 

OBSERVER-DISPATCH

Utica, Oneida Co., NY—Sunday, 2 October 2005

 

            Alford, John Calvin, 22, of Utica, died September 27, 2005. Arrangements by T. Revels-Gibson Funeral Chapel, Utica.

FAG photo requested 1/19/2016

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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JOHN FRANCIS ALVORD

 

NEW YORK TIMES

New York City, NY—Friday, 14 March 1924

 

JOHN F. ALVORD IS DEAD

HEAD OF SPLITDORF ELECTRIC CO. SUFFERS CEREBRAL HEMORRHAGE

 

            John F. Alvord, President of the Torrington Company of Torrington, Conn., needle manufacturers, and other manufacturing concerns, died suddenly yesterday of a cerebral hemorrhage in his apartment at 34 East Fortieth Street. Accustomed to spend the late afternoons in the Union League Club he told his friends there the previous day that he felt badly.

            He leaves a brother, George, of Hartford, and a sister, Ella, who lives in California.

            A native of Torrington, Mr. Alvord was a son of Charles Alvord of that city, who founded in 1865 the Excelsior Needle Company. He joined his father’s business in the eighties and developed it to a worldwide proportions.

            Mr. Alvord was also President of the Progressive Manufacturing Company, and the Splitdorf Electric Company, and a director of the Torrington National Bank, Wire Wheel Corporation of America, and the Union Hardware Company.

 

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Photo from Hillside Cemetery, Torrington, Litchfield Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, P Welch

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of his father, Charles Alvord; and brother George Buell Alvord in Connecticut Obituaries.

            From A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord, page 355:

 

            Mr. Alvord was educated in the public schools of Torrington, Park Ave. Institute, and Yonkers’ Military Academy. He is president of the Excelsior Needle Co., the Standard Co., and the Progressive Mfg. Co., all of Torrington, Conn.; also director in various institutions. He is a member of the Union League Club of NewYork City and the Union Club of Boston. Mr. Alvord is a thorough-going business man of recognized ability. He has given his earnest support to the publication of this work.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: John Francis 1861 CT1, Charles 1826 CT2, Saul 1781 CT3, Saul 1763 MA4, Saul 1717 MA5, John 1685 MA6, Thomas 1653 CT7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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JOHN HUET ALVORD

 

CONNECTICUT MIRROR

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—21 February 1814

 

            Died: At Sacket’s Harbour [Jefferson Co., NY], Mr. John Alvord, aged 25, of the U.S. service.

 

AAFA NOTES: He is probably John Huet Alvord, baptized 15 July 1878 in East Hampton, Middlesex Co., CT, son of Huet Alvord and Joanna Hills.

            From Connecticut, Hale Collection of Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629-1934 (Ancestry): John Alvord died 17 Feb 1814 in Sacket’s Harbor; a note says “Of the U.S. Service 1812 War.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: John Huet 1787 CT1, Huet 1757 CT2, Seth 1714 MA3, Thomas 1683 MA4, Thomas 1653 CT5, Alexander 1627 England6, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England7.

 

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JOHN J. ALFORD

 

NEW YORK TIMES

New York City, NY—12 March 1959

 

            Acting Capt. John J. Alford, an official of the bureau of communications and records of Brooklyn Police Headquarters, died yesterday in his home at 915 Eighty-fourth Street, Brooklyn.

            His age was 58. He was appointed to the force in 1923 and had been an acting captain since 1950.

            Surviving are his widow, Catherine; a son, Edward; six sisters and two grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            Ancestry family trees identify his parents as William Alford (1870 Ireland–1941 NY) and Mary Shea.

 

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JOSEPHINE ELIZABETH MCCUMBER ALFORD

 

DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE

Rochester, Monroe Co., NY—Wednesday, 9 April 1914

 

LYONS [Wayne Co.], April 7—Mrs. Josephine E. Alford, wife of Henry Alford, died this morning at her home in Bear street, aged 67 years.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Phoenix [Oswego Co.], N.Y., and has resided in this village for _____ [illeg] years.

            She leaves her husband, three daughters, Irene, of Barrington, Mass.; Eunice, of Lyons; Mrs. Spencer Crowell of Clyde, and one son, Walter M. of Seneca Falls.

            Funeral services will be held from her home _____ [illeg] afternoon … with burial in Lyons Rural Cemetery.

 

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Photos from Lyons Rural Cemetery, Lyons, Wayne Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Paul Sutton Kamalsky

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, William Henry Alford, in this compilation.

            From AAFA records: Josephine Elizabeth McCumber was born 23 March 1847 in Phoenix, NY. She married William Henry Alford on 30 Sept 1868 in Lyons, NY.

 

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JOSEPHINE ALFORD WOOD

 

RICHFIELD SPRINGS MERCURY

Richfield Springs, Otsego Co., NY—Thursday, 2 February 1956

 

            Mrs. Josephine Wood, 80, died January 24, 1956, in Bassett Hospital, Cooperstown.

            She was born in Peru, Clinton County, March 25, 1875, daughter of Ruel and Climena Martin Alford. She attended Lake Placid School and Plattsburg Normal School. She was married to Walter Wood in December, 1903, in Lake Placid. They lived in Lake Placid where Mr. Wood, merchant, moved to Iditarod, Alaska in 1924 where he and his brother conducted the Alaska Railway and Express Co. store. Mr. Wood died in 1945 in Lake Placid. Mrs. Wood then moved to Springfield Center.

            She attended St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Springfield Center, and was a member of the Lake Placid Chapter, OES.

            She leaves a daughter, Mrs. Richard M. Owen, Springfield Center; a granddaughter, Miss Catherine Owen, Syracuse; two brothers, Frank and Olie, both of Lake Placid; several nieces and nephews.

            The funeral was Friday from the McGrath Funeral Home, the Rev. Daniel T. Hill, officiating. Burial will be in Lake Placid Cemetery in the spring.

 

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Photo from North Elba Cemetery, North Elba, Essex Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, ctrayn13

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her brothers Frank Gates Alford, George R. Alford, Harvey Giles Alford, Olie K. Alford, and Rufus H. Alford in this compilation.

            Josephine’s parents, Reuel C. Alford (1839–1896) and Climena A. Martin Alford (1839–1911) share a gravestone in North Elba Cemetery.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Josephine 1875 NY1, Reuel C. 1839 NY2, Rufus 1812 VT3, Ashley Owen 1770 VT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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JOYCE COOK ALVORD

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Tuesday, 7 November 2006

 

            Joyce Cook Alvord, 68, died Sunday [November 5] at the Van Duyn. A native of Syracuse, Mrs. Alvord had retired from Syracuse University College of Forestry. She was a member of Kings of Kings Lutheran Church, Liverpool, and Bona Fide Hiawatha- Solvay Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star.

            Surviving are her husband, Robert; her son, David of Conyers, Ga.; daughter, Elizabeth of Solvay; a brother, Paul of Otisco; and five grandchildren.

            Services: 2 p.m. Thursday at the Greenleaf Funeral Home, Inc. Burial at the Onondaga Valley Cemetery. Friends may call noon to 2 p.m. at the funeral home, 503 W. Onondaga Street, prior to services on Thursday.

            In lieu of flowers contributions to the Humane Association, Taft Road, Liverpool, NY. Greenleaf Funeral Home Inc.

 

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Photo from Onondaga Valley Cemetery, Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Diane LM

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joyce C. Alvord (SS# issued in NY) was born 7 March 1938, last residence Fort Myers, Lee Co., FL [?].

 

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JOYCE E. ALFORD GUY

 

DAILY MESSENGER

Canandaigua, Ontario Co., NY—Friday, 8 June 2001

 

SENECA FALLS [Seneca Co.], NY—Joyce E. Guy, formerly of 88 E. Bayard Street, died on Wednesday, June 6, 2001, at the Clifton Springs Residential Health Care Facility [Canandaigua, Ontario Co., NY ] after an extended illness.

            Sanderson Services were in charge of funeral arrangements. Burial was in Springbrook Cemetery, Seneca Falls.

            Mrs. Guy was born on July 12, 1930, in Seneca Falls, the daughter of Dorothy Alford and the late Kenneth Alford. A graduate of the Marian Whelan School of Nursing in Geneva, she worked as a nurse in Rochester, Chicago, and in private placements throughout the Finger Lakes area. She retired in 1991 as the administrative assistant and school nurse at the Schonewe Preschool in Schenectady, New York.

            Surviving are her mother, Dorothy Alford of Seneca Falls, three sons, Greg (Emily) Guy of Seneca Falls, Bob (Judi) Guy of Canandaigua, and Mike (Sue) Guy of Scotia, New York, six grandchildren, and her brother, Fred (Shirley) Alford of Wanakena.

            Her husband, Wayne Guy, predeceased her on June 29, 1974.

FAG photo requested 1/19/2016

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Joyce Guy (SS# issued in NY), last residence Clifton Springs, Ontario Co., NY.

            See the obituary of her brother Frederick E. Alford in this compilation.

            Her lineage: Joyce E. 1930 NY1, Kenneth William 1907 NY2, Frederick Henry 1883 NY3.

 

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JUANITA ALFORD BAGGET

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Tuesday, 12 September 2006

 

            Mrs. Juanita Baggett, 94, of Syracuse, passed away Saturday [September 9] at James Square Nursing Home, with her family by her side.

            She was a member of Bethany Baptist Church and was formerly employed at Syracuse University.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Essie Baggett; and son, Robert L. Baggett.

            She leaves to cherish her memory one son, John H. Baggett, Sr. (Henrietta) of Minoa, NY; nephew, Carl Jackson (Rosalind) of Syracuse; three sisters, Evelyn Clegg of West End, NC, Alice Steel of Myrtle Beach, SC and Velma Thomas of Syracuse; 11 grandchildren, Andre (Cynthia), John Jr., Yvette (Kenneth), LaCetra, Dolores (Bill), Traci (Kevin), Quentin, Anthea (Arnon), Makeshia and Monique, Kenneth; 11 great-grandchildren.

            Calling hours will be Wednesday 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Bethany Baptist Church, 149 Beattie St. with funeral services following at 12 p.m. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Diane LM

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Juanita Baggett (SS# issued in NY) was born 3 June 1912, last residence Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY.

            See the obituary of her brother Leroy Alford in this compilation.

 

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JUDY A. ALFORD BOWEN

 

LAKE PLACID NEWS

Lake Placid, Essex Co., NY—19 July 2002

 

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PRESS-REPUBLICAN

Plattsburgh, Clinton Co., NY—15 July 2002

 

WILMINGTON—Judy A. Bowen, 59, of Everest Place, died Monday, July 15, 2002, at the Adirondack Medical Center, Saranac Lake.

            She was born July 29, 1942 in Lake Placid, the daughter of Clarence William and Marion (Shumway) Alford.

            Judy was a faithful town clerk for Wilmington for 21 years. She also was a republican committee woman for several years. She was always ready to help anyone in need.

            Judy is survived by her husband, Robert Bowen, whom she married Aug. 1, 1959, in Wilmington; three daughters and a son-in-law, Kelly Bowen, Kathy Bowen and companion Dan Smith and Kim and Don Hoover, all of Wilmington; a sister, Victoria Hozley also of Wilmington; seven grandchildren, Tia Wilkerson, Gregory Winch Jr., Jesse Winch, Daniel Smith Jr., Karlee Smith, Robert Keith Bowen and Kayla Hoover; two great-grandchildren, Ashton Winch and Kyle Wilkerson; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

            She was predeceased by her parents; and a sister, Edna Gay Sprague.

            Calling hours will be held Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Zaumetzer-Sprague Funeral Home, Au Sable Forks. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Marty Bausman on Thursday at 10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Pleasant View Cemetery, Wilmington.

            Memorials to her may be made to the Wilmington Fire and Rescue Service.

 

Photo from Pleasant View Cemetery, Wilmington, Essex Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Barbara Schaffer

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Judy A. Bowen (SS# issued in NY), last residence Wilmington, Essex Co., NY.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Clarence William “Bill” Alford and Marion I. Shumway Alford Terry Deforest; sisters Edna Gay Alford Sprague and Victoria M. Alford Hozley; and grandparents David Ruel Alford and Rowena Sherman Alford in this compilation.

            A long page one article was published in the Lake Placid News on 19 July 2002, headlined “Judy Bowen, Wilmington community leader, dies Monday; Bowen served for nearly 19 years as town clerk.” Many paragraphs were illegible as scanned for Northern New York Historical Newspapers; the legible text described her activities and accomplishments associated with her service as town clerk. “She served in that position from Jan. 1, 1980, until Aug. 10, 1998, the day she submitted her resignation to the Town Board. She cited the mounting complications of diabetes in explaining her decision.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Judy A. 1942 NY1, Clarence William 1918 NY2, David Ruel 1895 NY3, Frank Gates 1865 NY4, Reuel C. 1839 NY5, Rufus 1812 VT6, Ashley Owen 1770 VT7, Benedict 1716 CT8, Benedict 1688 CT9, Jeremiah 1655 CT10, Benedict 1619 England11, Thomas 1598 England12.

 

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JULIA “JUDY” PANKHURST ALFORD

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Wednesday, 26 June 2002

 

            Julia Pankhurst Alford, 75, of Lake Road, Oneida, died Tuesday [June 25].

            Born in Vernon, she graduated from Vernon High School and Utica School of Commerce. She retired in 1991 as a secretary for Oneida Ltd. after 45 years. She was a member of Oneida Retirement Club and Community Associated Clubs.

            Survivors: Her husband of 38 years, Frederick; a brother, Jack Pankhurst of Homer.

            Services: 2 p.m. Friday at Campbell-Dean Funeral Home. Burial, Oneida Castle Cemetery. Calling hours, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, 260 Main St., Oneida.

            Contributions: American Cancer Society, 6725 Lyons St., Box 7, East Syracuse 13057.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Julia P. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 26 Sept 1926, last residence Oneida, Madison Co., NY.

            See the obituary of her husband, Frederick James Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone, where her name is Judy P. Alford.

 

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JULIET MAUD HALFORD

 

NEW YORK TIMES

New York City, NY—Sunday, 27 March 1966

 

            Miss Juliet Maud Halford, editor since 1956 of Personnel, a publication of the American Management Association, died last night of cancer in her home at 140 East 28th Street. Her age was 56.

            Miss Halford, who was born in London, received a B.A. degree in 1931 from University College of London. She was executive officer of the Ministry of Pensions, Ministry of Home Security, in London from 1940 to 1942, and staff officer of the Control Commission for Germany in Berlin from 1945 to 1947. She came to the United States in 1947 as an information officer of the British Travel Association.

 

AAFA NOTES: From Border Crossings from Canada to U.S., 1895-1956 (Ancestry): Juliet Maud Halford, copywriter age 37 born 20 Dec 1909 in London, England, arrived at the port of Blaine, Whatcom Co., WA, on 14 June 1945. She was returning to her last permanent residence on Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA. Her father is Victor Halford of Surrey, England.

            From England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index, 1837-1915 (Ancestry): Victor Albert Halford married Cecile Schwarts in 1909 in London. Victor is also listed as Victor Albert Hobinstock.

 

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JUNE BEAMES ALFORD

 

PRESS & SUN-BULLETIN

Binghamton, Broome Co., NY—Saturday, 28 December 2013

 

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AFTON, NY—June B. Alford 71 of Afton passed away Friday, December 27, 2013 at Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton.

            She was born December 19, 1942, daughter of the late Raymond F. and June Coulter Beames in Sidney. June married Leonard Alford on October 26, 1963 in Afton. He predeceased her on November 15, 2012.

            June attended St. Agnes Catholic Church in Afton and was a member of the Eastern Star in Sidney. Her family was most important to her and she was a wonderful Mother and loving Grandmother.

            June is survived by her children, Jennifer Martin and her husband Shane, Colette Ketzak and her husband Robert, Ben Alford and Judy Gawley; grandchildren, Zebulyn Martin, Ayla Martin, Travis Ketzak, Amanda Ketzak, Alexandria Alford and Zachary Alford; brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Sharon Beames, Jr.

            Friends may call Monday December 30, 2013, from 7-9 PM at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel 21 Main St. Sidney. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 11:00 AM with Fr. Gordon Polenz officiating.

            Burial will be in Glenwood Cemetery in Afton.

            In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Coventry Emergency Squad 109 North Greene, NY 13778 Condolences and memories may be shared online at www.landersfh.com....

 

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

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

 

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KENNETH J. ALVORD

Brother of Resa Dee Alvord, AAFA #0840

 

ITHACA JOURNAL

Ithaca, Tompkins Co., NY—Tuesday, 25 March 2014

 

            Kenneth J. Alvord, 59, of Locke, passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY.

            Ken was born July 10, 1954 in Ithaca, NY. He entered the Navy in 1975, where he served aboard the USS Vulcan until 1979, before returning to Locke, NY. Ken then pursued various entrepreneurial ventures throughout life, most recently owning and operating D&D’s One Stop in Locke. He enjoyed collecting wooden clocks, and took great pride in restoring several area properties. He was a caring, kind, and a generous friend to many.

            Surviving, are his wife of 26 years, Catherine (Fleming) Alvord, his daughter, Melissa Alvord of Cortland, three sons, Richard (Shannon), Joseph, and Jeffrey Alvord, all of Locke, two grandchildren, Mikayla and Brandon, his parents, Covert and Estella (Wright) Alvord of King Ferry, two brothers, James Alvord (Maureen) and Donald Alvord (Beth), four sisters, Elaine Corgel King (James), Darlaine Alvord Taylor (Tim), Resa Alvord (Michelle), and Kelly Corgel Overbaugh, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.

            Friends may call on the family from 2 to 4 pm on Saturday, March 29, at the Shurtleff Funeral Home, 103 Lincoln Ave. Groton, NY. Services will be held at the family’s convenience.

            In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ken’s memory may be made to Hospice of the Finger Lakes, 1130 Corporate Dr., Auburn, NY 13021, or to a charity of one’s choice

 

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

            See the obituaries of his paternal grandparents, Donald W. Alvord and Ruth Sniffen Alvord Brissett, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Kenneth J. 1954 NY1, Covert Cook 193 NY2, Donald W. 1911 NY3, William Wallace 1880 NY4, Don Quincy 1848 NY5, Royal Tyler 1801 NY6, Woolcott 1773 MA7, John 1739 CT6, Thomas 1710 MA8, Thomas 1683 MA9, Thomas 1653 CT10, Alexander 1627 England11, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England12.

 

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KENNETH M. ALFORD

 

BUFFALO NEWS

Buffalo, Erie Co., NY—Sunday, 28 October 2001

 

            Dr. Kenneth M. Alford, a prominent member of the Buffalo medical community and a decorated Army veteran, died Friday (Oct. 26, 2001) in his Buffalo home after a long illness. He was 89.

            A Buffalo native, Alford attended School 30. Later, at Lafayette High School, he was an All-High basketball player for two years.

            He graduated from Colgate University, where he also played basketball, and then returned to Buffalo to study medicine at the University of Buffalo.

            After graduating from medical school, Alford interned at Buffalo General Hospital and the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. From 1939 to 1940, he was chief resident in pediatrics at the Toronto hospital; during that time he was also an instructor in pediatrics at the University of Toronto Medical School.

            A World War II Army veteran, Alford served five years in the 4th Medical Battalion.

            On D-Day, Alford was part of the landing force on Utah Beach and served as commanding officer at the clearing station hospital, caring for and evacuating the wounded soldiers. For his efforts, he was awarded the Bronze Star.

            Following the war, Alford joined the pediatric medical staff at Children’s Hospital, where he was attending pediatrician from 1977 to 1982. He also was a member of the pediatric staff at Millard Fillmore and Buffalo General hospitals. At Buffalo General, he served as chief pediatrician from 1950 to 1977.

            Alford was clinical professor of pediatrics at the University at Buffalo from 1973 to 1982. He was also a fellow in adolescent medicine at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital in 1971 and 1972.

            He was a member of at least 10 medical and professional organizations.

            Alford served as trustee of Children’s Hospital from 1979 to 1993; as a director of the Cummings Foundation from 1975 to 1997; and was an active member of many other charitable, civic and community organizations.

            Alford is survived by his wife of 61 years, the former Joan Wendt; a son, David H. of Durango, Colo.; a daughter, Anne Surdam of Buffalo; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

            Services will be held at a later date.

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Kenneth M. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 9 Apr 1912 and died 27 Oct 2001 [different than obituary], last residence Buffalo, Erie Co., NY. Cemetery records also list 27 Oct 2001 as his death date.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Joan Wendt Alford, and his brother J. Edwin Alford in this compilation.

            His lineage: Kenneth M. 1912 NY1, John 1878 Scotland2, John 1854 England3.

 

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KENNETH WELLINGTON ALFORD

 

SUFFOLK COUNTY NEWS

Sayville, Suffolk Co., NY—Friday, 19 November 1948

 

            Kenneth W. Alford died on Sunday of a cerebral hemorrhage at his home in Manhattan.

            He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William M. Alford, of Brooklyn, and lived in Sayville from 1920 until 1925, when he was active in the social life of the community. He was 53 years of age. He was active in equestrian circles in Brooklyn and the North Shore, taking part in the Smithtown and St. James Hunts. He was vice president of Alford Baby Groups, publishers of magazines for new mothers. He was a graduate of Adelphi Academy and of Princeton University in the class of 1919.

            He is survived by a brother, Donald Alford.

            Funeral services were held on Tuesday evening at the Campbell Funeral Church at Madison Avenue and 81st Street, Manhattan.

            Interment was in Green-Wood Cemetery on Wednesday.

 

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AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, William Madison Alford; and brother Thomas Kennedy Alford in this compilation.

            From the 1919 Princeton University yearbook:

 

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            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Kenneth Wellington 1895 NY1, William Madison 1859 NY2, Thomas Kennedy 1838 NY3, Edwin Madison 1807 NY4, Consider 1778 England5.

 

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KYLE W. HALFORD, SR.

 

Rhoney Funeral Home

Sanborn, NY—_____ January 2015

 

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            Kyle W. Halford, Sr., of Sanborn, NY, passed away on Monday, January 5, 2015, under the care of his family at Niagara Hospice House, Lockport, NY.

            He was born in Lewiston, NY on September 23, 1967, a son of Rodney D. and Nellie A. [Lombardo] Halford of Youngstown, NY.

            Kyle graduated from Lewiston Porter High School. He was a union Carpenter with Local 276 and a Millwright with Local 1163. Kyle was an active member of the Community Bible Church as a Sunday School teacher, treasurer and building committee member. He was also involved with the NWAA as a parent volunteer, youth football and wrestling coach. He loved spending time with his family and watching them play soccer, football and wrestling. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and tent camping with his friends and family. He strived to live his live his life as an example for Christ and wanted to share his faith with others.

            In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife of 20 years Lorrie J. [Little] Halford, four children Kirsten M. Halford, Kyle W. Halford, Jr., Kevin J. Halford, and Korey D. Halford, a brother Darren (Lorena) Halford, a sister Lora (Mark) Berkompas and was the son in law of Joyce Little and Richard (Marion) Little. Kyle is also survived by many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

            A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday 11:00 AM at Community Bible Church, 4168 Church Road, Lockport, NY, with Rev. Brad Delp officiating….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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LAURA E. COLLINS ALFORD

 

LAKE PLACID NEWS

Lake Placid, Essex Co., NY—Friday, 19 May 1944

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Laura Alford, 70, will be held at Clark’s Funeral Home at 2 p. m. Saturday with burial in North Elba cemetery. Rev. Frederick G. MacKenzie of the Adirondack Community church will officiate.

            Mrs. Alford died at 8:10 p.m. Wednesday [May 17] at the Lake Placid General hospital where she had been a patient for nine weeks.

            She was the widow of George Alford who died 12 years ago. Born in Colton, St. Lawrence county, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Collins, she came to Lake Placid 50 years ago and two years later married Mr. Alford. Her residence was at Paradox Lodge, Saranac avenue.

            She is survived by one brother, Herbert Collins, of Long Island.

            Pall bearers will include: Mack Lewis, Sheperd Allen, Herman Sibley, Walter Torrance, Halsey Wood and Charles Stafford.

 

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

 

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LAURA WEBB ALFORD HOTALLING

 

NEW YORK TRIBUNE

New York, NY—Tuesday, 10 March 1885

 

DIED

 

            On Sunday evening, March 8, 1885, Laura W. Alford, wife of William G. Hotalling.

            Funeral services Tuesday evening, 7 o’clock, at her late residence, Brooklyn. Interment on Wednesday.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Edwin Madison Alford Sr. and Ann Maria Honeywell Alford; and brother Charles C. Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Laura Webb 1829 NY1, Edwin Madison 1807 NY2, Consider 1778 England3.

 

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LAWRENCE BILL ALVORD

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Tuesday, 2 October 1990

 

            Services for Lawrence Bill Alvord, 73, of Route 49, who died Sunday [September 30] at his home, will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Sanborn-McDaniels & LaRobardiere Funeral Home, Camden. The Rev. Leo Wimett will officiate. Burial will be in St. John’s Cemetery, Camden.

            Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home, 109 Main St.

            Mr. Alvord was born in Camden, and lived most of his life in Vienna. He was a dairy and cattle farmer, and a member of the Eastern Milk Producers and the Oneida County Cooperative Extension. Mr. Alvord attended St. John’s Catholic Church, North Bay.

            Surviving are his wife, Louise; two daughters, Carol Cleary of Oneida and Diane O’Rourke of Camden; two brothers, Harlan of Oneida and Raymond of Silver Spring, Fla.; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

            Contributions may be made to the Hospice Care, 409 Mandeville St., Utica.

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lawrence Alvord (SS# issued in NY) was born 30 Aug 1917, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Louise Paciorek Alvord; and brother Harlan Glenn Alvord in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Lawrence Bill 1917 NY1, Royal Terbell 1886 NY2, Don Quincy 1848 NY3, Royal Tyler 1801 NY4, Woolcott 1773 MA5, John 1739 CT6, Thomas 1710 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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LAWRENCE MICHAEL ALFRED

 

TIMES UNION

Albany, Albany Co., NY—10 February 2013

 

GUILDERLAND [Albany Co.]—Lawrence Michael Alfred, 61, passed away peacefully on February 7, 2013 at Albany Medical Center with his loving wife Susan and son David by his side.

            The oldest son of the late Leonard and Madeline Alfred, Larry was born in Albany and was a lifelong resident of the Capital District. He graduated from Milne High School and Western New England College. Larry was the president of Alfred’s Fabric Centers, a chain of retail fabric, yarn and notions stores owned and operated by his family for more than 40 years. Larry was known for his warm, open and genuine spirit, helping and befriending many people from all walks of life. An avid tennis player and sports fan, he loved spending time in the Adirondacks, enjoying skiing in the winters, boating and entertaining in Lake George in the summers.

            He is survived by his wife, Susan E. Backer Alfred; his son, David Alfred (Amanda); granddaughters, Ryan and Alexa of New York City; his brother, Charles Alfred of Philadelphia; his brother, Steven Alfred of Albany; his sister, Amy Alfred Greenebaum (Robert); niece, Jamie and nephew, Lucas of Chicago; stepchildren, Aubry and Stephen Schubert of Westchester, Jennifer Brooke Wagner of Boston, Michael Saltzman of Syracuse; brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Jeffrey and Helene Backer and family of Niskayuna; aunt and uncle, Dr. Eugene and Augusta Leibowitz of Pittsfield, as well as many cousins and close friends.

            He was predeceased by first wife, Risa, and his beloved son, Jason Alfred.

            He leaves behind his devoted canine companion, Miss Shuggy.

            He was a longtime member of Congregation Beth Emeth and the Knights of Pythias.

            Funeral services will be held Monday, February 11 at 1 p.m. at Congregation Beth Emeth, 100 Academy Road in Albany….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lawrence M. Alfred (SS# issued in NY) was born 26 Feb 1951, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his son Jason Todd Alfred; and parents, Leonard Alfred and Madeline A. Spellman Alfred, in this compilation.

            His lineage: Lawrence Michael 1951 NY1, Leonard 1924 NY2, David 1893/1894 Russia3.

 

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LEE EDWARD ALVORD

 

TIMES UNION

Albany, Albany Co., NY—Friday, 27 March 1998

 

COHOES—Lee Edward Alvord, 57, of Columbia Gardens, Cohoes, passed onto our Lord, March 25, 1998 at Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, after a long illness.

            Lee was born in Niskayuna, graduate of Draper High School, in Schenectady. He was a U.S. Airforce Veteran, with the rank of S/Sgt and was stationed in Spain and in France as an electronic technician. After serving in the military, he was employed for United Airlines in San Francisco, for 18 years as an engine mechanic. Returning to this area ten years ago, he was employed at Parkwood Restaurant in Clifton Park and later as a salesman for Lechmere’s in Colonie.

            Lee was the beloved brother of Raymond and his wife June Alvord, Debbie and her husband Mack Croyle, of Cohoes, Gary Alvord and Edward Alvord Jr., both of Florida. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins.

            Funeral from the Stanton-Farrell Funeral Home, 326 Columbia St, Cohoes. Saturday at 12:00 p.m. Interment Memory’s Garden Colonie. Relatives and friends may call at the funeral home at Saturday morning from 10:00 to 12:00 p.m. prior to the service.

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lee E. Alvord (SS# issued in NY) was born 22 Sept 1940, last residence Cohoes, Albany Co., NY.

 

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LEON PRATT ALFORD

Great-Grandfather of Devin Prescott Alford, AAFA #0508

 

THE SUN

New York City, NY—Friday, 2 January 1942

 

PROF. ALFORD OF N.Y.U. DIES

ADMINISTRATIVE ENGINEERING EXPERT WAS 65

 

            Dr. Leon Pratt Alford, chairman of the department of administrative engineering at New York University and former editor of several leading professional magazines, died of heart disease today at the Flower and Fifth Avenue Hospitals. He would have been 65 years old tomorrow.

            Dr. Alford joined the faculty of New York University in 1937 after a distinguished career. He won the Admiral Melville Gold Medal for his contributions to the literature of mechanical engineering and the Gantt Memorial Gold Medal for achievement in industrial management.

            After training at Worchester Polytechnic Institute, Dr. Alford held various factory production positions. He left the post of chief mechanical engineer of the United Shoe Machinery Company in 1907 to enter engineering journalism, became the editor of the American Machinist, Industrial Management, Manufacturing Industrial Management, and other publications, and later on was made vice-president of the Ronald Press.

            From 1935 to 1937 Dr. Alford was assistant engineer-in-charge of the manufacturing costs unit of the Federal Communications Commission. He was the author of many professional books, on a wide range of subjects, including lubrication and bearings, management, and artillery and artillery ammunition.

            He was a fellow and former vice-president of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and a fellow and former president of the Institute of Management. He served on the Hoover Commission for the study of economic changes in industry, and he was past vice-president of the American Engineering Council, past councilor of the American Management Association and a member of the National Association of Cost Accountants, of Sigma Xi and of the Engineers Club.

 

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NEW YORK TIMES

New York City, NY—3 January 1942

 

            Dr. Leon Pratt Alford, widely known as an industrial engineering expert and author, died at 7 o’clock yesterday morning at the Flower and Fifth Avenue Hospitals of a heart ailment. Dr. Alford had been ill for the last year and was taken to the hospital Wednesday morning. He would have been 65 years old today.

            A Professor of Administrative Engineering at New York University since 1937, Dr. Alford had been associated with Herbert Hoover in the Organization of the American Engineering Council during the Twenties.

            He was born in Simsbury, Conn., and was graduated with an electrical engineering degree in 1896 from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. The same year he was made shop foreman of the McKay Metallic Fastening Association in Boston. During the next decade he held managerial positions in the McKay-Bigelow Heeling Association, the McKay Shoe Machinery Company and the United Shoe Machinery Company. Meanwhile he received his master’s degree from Worcester in 1905. In 1932 he earned his doctorate in engineering from the same school.

 

ENTERED PUBLICATION FIELD

 

            In 1907 Dr. Alford left the post of production superintendent of the United Shoe Machinery Company to enter the field of engineering journalism. He was engineering editor of The American Machinist, editor of Industrial Management, Management Engineering and Manufacturing Industries for various periods until 1928, when he became vice president of the Ronald Press, a position he held for six years.

            From January to June in 1935 he was chief engineer of the Silk Textile Work Assignment Board. From 1935 to 1937 he was associated with the Federal Communications Commission as assistant chief engineer in charge of the manufacturing costs unit. He came to New York University in 1937 and later was made chairman of the Department of Administrative engineering.

            Dr. Alford received the Melville Gold Medal in December, 1927, for a paper dealing with the fundamentals of operating industrial plants, and the Gantt Gold Medal in 1931 for distinguished achievements in industrial management. He wrote a biography of Henry Laurence Gantt in 1934.

            In 1928 Dr. Alford and J.E. Hannum, a mechanical engineer, announced the term “Kilo-man Hour” as a new method to gauge industry value. Using the productive value of 1,000 man-working hours as a basis of valuation in manufacturing plant, retail store, farm and building construction, they said this unit could be used in expressing the value of capital and equipment. It was hailed at the time as likely to revolutionize the rating of American industries. the term is still in use in the engineering field.

 

WROTE TECHNICAL WORKS

 

            Dr. Alford was the author of many technical works, among them “Bearings and Their Lubrication,” “Laws of Management,” “Management’s Handbook,” “Cost and Production,” and editor of “Artillery and Artillery Ammunition.” He had been an official of many engineering societies.

            At the annual dinner of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, last Dec.3, Dr. Alford received honorary membership in the society, a rank limited to twenty living persons throughout the world.

            Dr. Alford maintained a residence at the London Terrace Apartments here and at 9 Mountain Avenue North, Montclair, N.J., in which community he and his wife, the former Grace Hutchins, whom he married on Jan. l, 1900, had resided for thirty years.

            Besides a widow he leaves a son, Dr. Ralph I. Alford, also of Montclair, and two grandchildren, Louise and Robert E. Alford.

 

 

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AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of his brother Ralph E. Alford in California Obituaries.

            Leon was the son of Emerson Alford and Sarah Merriman Pratt. He married Grace Agnes Hutchins in Templeton, Worcester Co., MA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Leon Pratt 1877 CT1, Emerson 1825 VA2, Daniel M. 1796 CT3, Samuel 1770 CT4, Pelatiah 1739 CT5, Josiah 1696 CT6, Josiah 1649 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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LEONARD ALFRED

 

TIMES UNION

Albany, Albany Co., NY—Saturday, 27 July 2002

 

ALBANY—Leonard Alfred, age 77, of the Massry Residence on Washington Avenue Extension in Albany, died Thursday, July 25, 2002 at the Daughter’s of Sarah Nursing Home.

            Mr. Alfred was born in Albany and was a lifelong resident. He was the son of the late David and Lena Alfred. He was a graduate of the Albany High School and attended the Ripon College in Wisconsin. He was the co-founder of Alfred’s Fabric Centers in the Capital District area and retired 15 years ago. He was a 50 year member of Albany City Lodge #540 Knights of Pythias in Albany. He was also a member of Temple Israel in Albany for many years and was an Army veteran serving during World War II. Leonard was very devoted to his family and touched the lives of many. He will be sadly missed. He will also be remembered for the many business relationships that he established over the years and was a respected member of the Capital District Jewish Community.

            He is survived by his wife, Madeline Spellman Alfred; three sons, Lawrence Alfred of Guilderland, NY, Charles Alfred of West Palm Beach, FL and Steven Alfred of Albany; a daughter, Amy Greenebaum of Highland Park, IL. He is also survived by four grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

            He was predeceased by three brothers, Nathan, Reuben, and Harold Alfred; and a sister, Eleanor Carr.

            Services at the Levine Memorial Chapel, 649 Washington Ave., Albany on Sunday, July 28, 2002 at 9:30 a.m. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Interment will follow in the family plot at the Temple Israel Cemetery in Guilderland, NY. The period of mourning will be observed at the home of Lawrence Alfred, 224 Bentwood Court West, in Guilderland on Sunday and Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

 

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leonard Alfred (SS# issued in NY) was born 12 Dec 1924, last residence Albany, Albany Co., NY.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Madeline A. Spellman Alfred; son Lawrence Michael Alfred; and sister-in-law Shirley Jasper Alfred Jacobs Danziger in this compilation.

            In 1940 Albany, Albany Co., NY, Leonard Alfred, age 15 born NY, is living with his parents, David and Lena Alfred, both born in Russia, and his siblings.

            On David Alfred’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is living in Manhattan, NY, age 23, born 17 March 1894 in Bialostock, Russia. [Bialostock is in Ukraine]. He has a wife and child and lists his “race” as Hebrew.

            On the 1915 New York State census, David Alfred 22 and his wife Lena Alfred 24 are in New York, NY. They are both “aliens”—David was in the U.S. for 12 years and Lena for 3.

            SSDI records show that David Alfred (SS# issued in NY) was born 17 March 1893 and died _____ Dec 1970, last residence Albany, Albany Co., NY.

            His lineage: Leonard 1924 NY1, David 1893/1894 Russia2.

 

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LEONARD A. ALFORD, SR.,

 

PRESS & SUN-BULLETIN

Binghamton, Broome Co., NY—16 November 2012

 

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AFTON: Leonard A. Alford, Sr., 69, of Afton, passed away after a long illness Thursday, November 15, 2012, at his home.

            He was born June 16, 1943, son of the late Leon and Lula (Dominic) Alford in Afton. Leonard served his country in the United States Army from 1960 to 1963, and was honorably discharged. He married June Beames on October 26, 1963.

            Len was a salesman for Agway for 40 years. His motto was “Without sales, everything fails”. He was a proud member of the NRA and St. Agnes Catholic Church in Afton.

            Leonard is survived by: wife of 49 years, June Alford; sister, Darla Wayman and husband Jim; children, Jennifer Martin and husband Shane, Colette Ketzak and husband Robert, Ben Alford; grandchildren, Zeb Martin, Ayla Martin, Travis Ketzak, Amanda Ketzak, Alexandria Alford and Zachary Alford.

            Friends may call Sunday, November 18, 2012, from 4-7 p.m. at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St., Sidney. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 19, at 11:00 a.m. in the Funeral Chapel.

            Burial with Military Honors will follow in Glenwood Cemetery in Afton.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Coventry Emergency Squad, 109 North Road, Greene, NY 13778. Condolences may be sent online to www.landersfh.com....

 

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

            See the obituary of his wife, June Beames Alford, in this compilation.

            His lineage: Leonard A. 1943 NY1, Leon L. 1914 NY2, Albert Burr 1874 NY3, Frederick R. 1852 England4.

 

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LEROY ALFORD

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Monday, 25 December 1995

 

            Leroy Alford, 72, of 248 Garfield Ave., died Thursday at Crouse Irving Memorial Hospital after a long illness.

            Mr. Alford was a native of Bennisville, S.C., and a Syracuse resident for 55 years. He retired from Crucible Steel Corp. in 1982.

            He was a member of Hopps Memorial CME Church where he served on the senior usher board for many years.

            Surviving are his wife, Florence; two daughters, Cynthia Cuyler of Syracuse and Valerie Fields of Cincinnati, Ohio; three sons, Rodney and Aaron, both of Syracuse and Sgt. Leonard Alford of Saudi Arabia; five sisters, Joel L. Lellons [sic: Nellons], Juanita Baggett and Velma Thomas, all of Syracuse, Evelyn Clegg of Pinehurst, N.C., and Alice Steel of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; seven grandchildren; one great-grandson; and several nieces and nephews.

            Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Hopps Memorial CME Church, the Rev. Larry S. Howard officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

            Calling hours will be 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Edwin L. Cole Funeral Home, 2104 S. Salina St.

 

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leroy Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 17 Aug 1923, last residence Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Florence A. Cuyler Alford; and sister Juanita Alford Baggett in this compilation.

            From Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Ancestry): Leroy Alford, black, was born 27 Aug 1923 in Cheraw, Marlboro/Chesterfield Co., SC, the son of Percy Alford and Minnie Cotton.

 

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LILLIAN FAGAN ALVORD

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Sunday, 1 May 2005

 

            Lillian Fagan Alvord, 90, of Cazenovia, died Thursday [April 28]. Lillian was born in Whitehall, NY, and had been a resident of Cazenovia for over 50 years. She was a graduate of Cortland Normal School (SUNY at Cortland). She had been employed at Cazenovia College and was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Cazenovia and the Women’s Association.

            Survivors: two daughters, Barbara J. Alvord of Liverpool and Stephanie A. Foerster of Syracuse.

            Memorial services will be conducted Sunday, May 15, 2005, at 2 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church of Cazenovia. There are no calling hours.

            Contributions: Cazenovia Public Library.

            Arrangements by Richard F. Ayer Funeral Homes, Cazenovia, NY 655-8101.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lillian F. Alvord (SS# issued in NY) was born 8 Feb 1915, last residence Cazenovia, Madison Co., NY.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Robert W. Alvord; and daughters Barbara J. Alvord and Stephanie Alvord Foerster in this compilation.

 

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LILLIAN M. ALVORD

 

ADIRONDACK DAILY ENTERPRISE

Saranac Lake, Franklin Co., NY—Wednesday, 5 October 1966

 

            Mrs. Lillian Alvord, a former resident of Saranac Lake, died Monday [October 3] at Mt. Vernon, N.Y.

            Mrs. Alvord and her late husband, Bart [sic: Burt], owned and operated the Ampersand Boat Livery and Cottages in Saranac Lake at one time. She was a member of the local chapters of the Order of Eastern Star and the Order of Amaranth.

 

Photo from Mount Morris City Cemetery, Mount Morris, Livingston Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Butterfly~Kisses

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lillian Alvord (SS# issued in NY) was born 14 Feb 1881 and died 15 Oct 1966 (different than obituary), last residence Mount Vernon, Westchester Co., NY.

            The publication date of Lillian’s obituary is definitely correct, so the SSDI death date is incorrect.

            Lillian was Burt’s second wife. His first wife was Estella Brownelle.

            On 1930 census, Saranac Lake, Franklin Co., NY: Burt C. Alvord, boatman age 50 b. NY; his wife Lillian M. 46 NY; and son Earl B. 29 NY, single.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Burton Claud 1879 NY1, Martin Van Buren 1835 NY2, Phineas 1800 VT3, Stephen Washington 1778 NH4, Stephen 1735 MA5, Joseph 1697 MA6, Ebenezer 1665 MA7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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LINEAUS TRACY ALFORD

 

MEDINA TRIBUNE

Medina, Orleans Co., NY—Thursday, 28 April 1887

 

            Lineaus Alford, a well known resident of this place, died on Friday morning last [April 22], of Bright’s disease, aged forty-five years.

            The funeral, attended by members of Hood Post G.A.R., of which he was a member, and the friends of the family, was held at the residence at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, Rev. Mr. Dryer officiating.

 

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Permission granted by the photographer, Connie

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Emeline “Lina” Handy Alford; and sister Cornelia S. Alford Saxton in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Lineaus Tracy 1841 NY1, Benedict H. 1812 NY2, Benedict 1786 VT3, Benedict 1757 CT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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LLOYD J. ALVORD

 

UNION-SUN & JOURNAL

Lockport, Niagara Co., NY—Monday, 16 July 1956

 

            Lloyd Alvord of Johnson Creek passed away suddenly Sunday morning, July 15, 1956 at his home.

            He is survived by three sons and one daughter: Ray of Midland, Mich, Fay of Middleport, LaVerne of Tonawanda, Mrs. Divello Shannon of Gasport, one sister, Bernice Alvord of Johnson Creek, six grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

            Friends may call from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 at the Wallace and Heath Funeral Home Middleport where funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o-clock. The Rev. Harold Ball officiating. Burial in Roylalton Mt. Ridge Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Mountain Ridge Cemetery, Royalton Center, Niagara Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, ChrisB

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his wife, Florence E. Davis Alvord, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his father, Justin Perry Alvord, in Michigan Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Lloyd J. 1880 NY1, Justin Perry 1854 NY2, Valett 1825 NY3, Zelotes 1790 VT4, Phineas 1763 VT5, Phineas 1737 VT6, Thomas 1710 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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LOREE STEVERSON ALFORD

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Thursday, 4 October 2012

 

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            Loree Alford, 79, of Syracuse, passed away peacefully and went to Jesus, Sunday, September 30, 2012, at Crouse Hospital.

            She was a member of Christ Missionary Baptist Church. She was a member of the International Free and Accepted Masons and Eastern Stars Chapter #356.

            She was preceded in death by her daughter, Teresa Ionia Alford, in 2005.

            She leaves to cherish her memory, three daughters, Martha Putman, Julia Holmes and Brenda Carter all of Syracuse; three grandchildren, Schuyler Bernard Carter, Excell Maurice Holmes and Sean Holmes, Sr.; 10 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

            Calling hour will be Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon at Christ MBC, 319 W. Kennedy St. Masonic services will be held at 11:40 a.m., with funeral services to follow at noon. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

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Memorial# 114773310

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Loree Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 6 Oct 1932, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her husband, William Alford Jr.; and daughter Teresa Ionia Alford in this compilation.

            Her Find A Grave memorial identifies her parents as Excell Steverson and Iona Kincaide.

 

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LOUISE ANN GOHO ALFORD

 

Hindle Funeral Home

Dansville, Steuben Co., NY—_____ July 2013

 

Home: Ossian, NY

Place of Birth: Dansville, NY

 

DANSVILLE—Louise A. Alford, age 63, went home to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Thursday evening July 18, 2013, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester after a short illness.

            She was born in Dansville NY on September 24, 1949, a daughter of the late Garner and Kathryn (Daly) Goho. She was also predeceased by a daughter Sue Ellen Alford. On April 10, 1970, she was married to Roy Alford who survives.

            Surviving in addition to her husband Roy, are her children; Roy John (Colleen) Alford of Wayland, Robert Edward Alford of OK, Benjamin (Jamie) Alford of Dansville; her siblings, Jim (Pam) Goho of Canada, Michael (Paulette) Goho of PA, Carol Flickner of Lakeville, Marilyn (Allen) Abrams of PA; eleven grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

            Friends may call Tuesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm at the Hindle Funeral Home, Inc., 271 Main St., Dansville. A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11:00 am at the Dansville Free Methodist Church. Interment Greenlawn Cemetery, Dansville. Online remembrances may be left at HindleFuneralHome.com….

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Louise G. Alford (SS# issued in NY) but list her death date as 19 July 2013, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Roy Alford; and son Roy John Alford in this compilation.

            Her middle name is from her Find A Grave memorial.

 

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LOUISE PACIOREK ALVORD

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Thursday, 20 March 1997

 

            Louise Alvord, 71, of Fayette Street died Monday at Oneida Healthcare Center, where she had been a patient since Feb. 27.

            She lived more than 50 years in the Camden area.

            Mrs. Alvord and her husband, Lawrence, operated a dairy and cattle farm in Vienna for more than 40 years. He died in 1990.

            She was a member of the Camden Senior Villagers and attended St. John’s Church.

            Surviving are two daughters, Carol Cleary of Oneida Castle and Diane O’Rourke of Camden; two brothers, Thomas Paciorek of Niagara Falls and Joseph Paciorek of Rochester; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

            Services are 11 a.m. Friday at St. John’s Church. Burial is in St. John’s Cemetery.

            Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at Sanborn-McDaniels & LaRobardiere Funeral Home, 109 Main St.

            Contributions may be made to Hospice Care of New Hartford.

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Memorial# 12178655

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Louise Alvord (SS# issued in NY) was born 13 Apr 1925, last residence Camden, Oneida Co., NY.

            See the obituary of her husband, Lawrence Bill Alvord, in this compilation.

 

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LUCILLE I. McDONALD HOLFORD

 

DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE

Rochester, Monroe Co., NY—13 March 2003

 

            Lucille I. Holford passed away on March 11, 2003. Funeral Mass was held on Friday, March 14, at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Burial followed in Riverside Cemetery.

            Surviving are her two sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Dawn, John J. and Brenda; three daughters and sons-in-law, Barbara and Donald Dzialo, Nancy and William Scheffelaar, Patricia and Gino Gatti; eleven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mary Windhauser, Monica (Joseph) Vaeth, Ann (Phillip) Russell; and one brother, John McDonald.

            Her husband, John H. Holford, preceded her in death.

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Memorial# 158994223

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lucille I. Holford (SS# issued in NY) was born 26 Sept 1922, last residence Rochester, Monroe Co., NY.

 

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LUCILLE M. ALVORD SHANNON

 

BUFFALO NEWS

Buffalo, Erie Co., NY—12 August 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

GASPORT—Lucille Shannon of Ridge Road, who worked during World War II as an assembler at Harrison Radiator Division, General Motors Corp., died Saturday (Aug. 9, 1997) in Newfane Inter-Community Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. She was 82.

            A native of Middleport, the former Lucille Alvord especially enjoyed traveling with her husband and visited every state in the country and every province in Canada. She also was a gardening enthusiast.

            Surviving are her husband of 58 years, Devillo J.; a son, Gerald of Middleport; a daughter, Marilyn Nerber; a brother, Lavern Alvord of the Town of Tonawanda; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

            Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in Sherrie-Bream Funeral Home, 4521 Main St. Burial will be in Hartland Central Cemetery.

 

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lucille M. Shannon (SS# issued in NY) was born 11 March 1915, last residence Gasport, Niagara Co., NY.

 

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LUCILLE MARGARET HALFORD BROWN

 

DAILY TIMES

Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY—Thursday, 8 March 2001

 

            The funeral for Lucille M. Brown, 74, of 277 Lockie Road, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at French Funeral Home with the Rev. Jennifer Santer, pastor of Gouverneur Presbyterian Church, officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

            Mrs. Brown died Tuesday [March 6] in Edward John Noble Hospital [Gouverneur, St. Lawrence Co., NY]..

            Calling hours are 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home.

            She was a homemaker and a member of the Home Bureau and enjoyed going to rummage sales and coupon refunding. She taught chair caning and furniture refinishing.

            Born June 17, 1926, in Gouverneur, daughter of Thomas and Pauline Dillial Halford, she attended Gouverneur Central School.

            She married Robert C. Brown on Oct. 11, 1941, in Spragueville, with the Rev. Daisy Harvey officiating.

            Surviving besides her husband are three sons, Robert T., Westfield, Mass., David C., Gouverneur, and Frank G., Massena; two daughters, Mrs. Richard M. (Susan) VanOrnum and Mrs. Bruce A. (Sally) Lewis, both of Gouverneur; two brothers, Everett Halford, Potsdam, and John Halford, Gouverneur; a sister, Joyce Bressett, Florida, 11 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

            Six brothers, Carl, Richard, Ralph, Paul, Robert and Ernest, and three sisters, Ruth Austin, Frances Clock and Gloria Halford, died before her.

            Donations may be made to the American Lung Association.

 

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DAILY TIMES

Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY—Friday, 20 April 2001

 

GOUVERNEUR—A graveside service for Lucille M. Brown, 74, of 277 Lockie Road, will be at 1:30 p.m. April 27 in Riverside Cemetery with the Rev. Jennifer Santer officiating.

            Mrs. Brown died March 6 in Edward John Noble Hospital.

            Arrangements are with French Funeral Home.

 

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lucille M. Brown (SS# issued in NY), last residence Gouverneur, Saint Lawrence Co., NY.

            See the obituaries of her father, Thomas Halford; and siblings Everett Charles Halford, Frances Delia Halford Klock, Paul Henry Halford, Ralph Thomas Halford, and Robert Ward Halford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her brother Richard James Halford in Texas Obituaries; and sister Joyce Evelyn Halford Ward Bressette in Florida Obituaries.

            50th Wedding Anniversary:

 

DAILY TIMES

Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY—Saturday, 5 October 1991

 

            Mr. and Mrs. Robert C. Brown, Lockie Road, will observe their 50th wedding anniversary Friday.

            The couple celebrated the occasion Aug. 18 at a surprise early anniversary picnic given by their children.

            Mr. Brown, son of the late Robert M. and Sarah Brown, and Lucille M. Halford, daughter of the late Thomas and Pauline Halford, were married Oct. 11, 1941, in the Spragueville Methodist parsonage with the Rev. Daisy Harvey officiating.

            Attendants were the late [?] Flossie and Ralph Halford, sister-in-law and brother of the bride.

            Mr. and Mrs. Brown have lived on and operated the Brown homestead farm on Lockie Road since their marriage.

            The couple has five children, Robert T., Westfield, Mass., David C., Rochester, Frank G., Syracuse, Mrs. Richard (Susan M.) VanOrnum and Mrs. Bruce (Sally A.) Lewis, both of Gouverneur, and 11 grandchildren.

 

            Her lineage: Lucille Margaret 1926 NY1, Thomas 1884 Canada2, Charles T. 1860 England3.

 

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LUCY CATHERINE ALFORD CURLEY

Aunt of Ann Alford Lewis, AAFA #1143

 

BUFFALO NEWS

Buffalo, Erie Co., NY—7 March 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

            Lucy Alford Curley, 86, the first woman to serve as city treasurer in Buffalo and a stalwart of the Democratic Party, died Wednesday (March 5, 1997) in the St. Francis Geriatric & Healthcare Services center.

            In addition to being the first female treasurer of a large municipality in the United States, she was the first woman to serve in a Buffalo mayor’s Cabinet.

            “There wasn’t a finer or more effective woman to grace politics than Lucy Curley,” said Joseph F. Crangle, former state and Erie County Democratic chairman.

            “There wasn’t a more loyal supporter of the party than Lucy. The great thing is, she did it with class - but also with such ease. She was a pioneer at doing what women today take for granted - and she never ran away from a fight.”

            Columnist, commentator and retired Buffalo News political reporter George Borrelli called Mrs. Curley “a trailblazer.”

            “She was certainly a leading light in politics in Erie County,” Borrelli said.

            “She attended most state Democratic functions and went to the national conventions. She was a groundbreaker for women in Erie County politics. She had a high niche in the party at a stage when not too many women were influential in Erie County politics.”

            A vice chairman of the Erie County Democratic Committee for 25 years, Mrs. Curley was appointed city treasurer in 1955 and held the post under three mayors - Steven Pankow, Frank A. Sedita and Stanley M. Makowski—until she retired in November 1976.

            “I left City Hall with mixed emotions,” she said two weeks later. “Heck, I’d been there so long I felt part of the place belonged to me.”

            A vibrant woman with a deep, crisp voice, the former Lucy Catherine Alford was born in Fort Smith, Ark., and attended the University of Arkansas. She and her husband, Edward P. Curley, came to the Buffalo area in the late 1930s.

            Mrs. Curley, whose father had been an alderman, became active in politics a decade later.

            She worked on President Harry S. Truman’s 1948 campaign under the auspices of Paul E. Fitzpatrick, then Democratic state chairman and a confidant of Truman’s.

            In 1954, she was a co-chairman for the election of New York Gov. W. Averell Harriman. She became a close friend and adviser to Harriman and was also active in the elections of Presidents John F. Kennedy, Lyndon B. Johnson and Jimmy Carter.

            Appointed deputy city treasurer by Pankow in 1953, she became city treasurer two years later.

            “She was widely acclaimed as the first major woman figure in local politics,” said her daughter, Lucy Curley Haley.

            “But more than her formal service to city and party, she is remembered as a beacon and counselor to hundreds of young women who, because of her example and her interest in them, began careers in politics and government,” Mrs. Haley said.

            As a vice chairman of the Erie County Democratic Committee, Mrs. Curley “was also the titular head of the Democratic women’s division, where she was instrumental in creating over a dozen local Democratic women’s organizations,” her daughter said.

            “As often as she would be found at the podium extolling the virtues of Democratic candidates for public office, more often she would be found exhorting young women to run for public office themselves, or to take an otherwise active role in public life.”

            A vice chairman of the Erie County Democratic Committee under Peter A. Crotty and later under Crangle, Mrs. Curley served on both the party’s executive and finance committees.

            Through the years, she was a professional member of the Government Finance Officers Association, the New York Society of Fiscal Officers and the Zonta Club of Buffalo. She was listed in “Who’s Who of American Women” and “Who’s Who in American Politics.”

            A Eucharistic minister and longtime member of the former St. Joseph’s New Cathedral, she had been a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church on Delaware Avenue since the New Cathedral was torn down.

            She was a former member of the New Cathedral’s Altar Society, School Guild and Catholic Youth Council, the St. Mary’s Seminary Guild, and the Mothers Club of Canisius High School.

            The first woman elected to the board of trustees of Canisius High School, where her children set up a full scholarship in her name, she was also active in the United Way, the Cancer Crusade and the American Red Cross.

            In 1980, her daughter bought a landmark brick building at 370 Franklin St. and named it the Lucy A. Curley Building after her mother. It houses Mrs. Haley’s grant and loan consulting business, Lucy Curley & Co.

            Mrs. Curley lived on Linwood and Delaware avenues through the years. Her husband, an administrator in the legal division of the Veterans Administration hospital for 40 years, died in 1980.

            Surviving in addition to her daughter are two sons, D. Patrick of Orchard Park and Michael E. of Monkton, Md.; and nine grandchildren.

            A Memorial Mass will be offered at 4 p.m. March 15 in the Chapel of the Sacred Heart at Canisius High School, 1180 Delaware Ave. Mrs. Curley donated her body to the University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituaries of her brother William Edward Alford in Missouri Obituaries; and of her sister Ida Lee Alford Coleman in Arkansas Obituaries.

            Lucy’s age is listed as 86 in her obituary, making her birth year about 1911. However, she is age 3 in 1910 and age 13 in 1920, Ft. Smith, Sebastian Co., AR.

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

            Her lineage: Lucy Catherine 1907 AR1, Lambert M. 1863 TN2, Lambert Meek 1833 NC3. Lambert Meek Alford’s mother was Nancy Alford born about 1800 in NC.

 

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LYNN WALTER CRESSEY ALFORD

 

PRESS-REPUBLICAN

Plattsburgh, Clinton Co., NY—Tuesday, 5 July 1955

 

LYNN ALFORD IS VICTIM; WIFE SERIOUS

 

MOOERS—A Mooers Forks man, returning home from his mother’s funeral, was fatally injured in an auto accident Saturday afternoon [July2].

            Lynn W. Alford, 56, died several hours after the smashup that left his wife seriously injured and hospitalized other members of his family.

            State police from Chazy said the accident occurred two miles east of here on Route 11 at about 4 p.m. The cause of the headon collision between a car driven by Alford and a truck driven by Joseph Gokey of Mooers has not yet been determined.

            Alford had left his home shortly after attending his mother’s funeral to take his daughter, Mrs. Scott Yakey, to her home in Champlain. Also in the car were his wife, another daughter, Miss Shirley Alford, and a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Shirley Alford.

            Mrs. Lynn Alford was badly hurt in the crash suffering fractures of both legs and severe cuts. Her condition was still reported as serious at the Physicians Hospital last night.

            Mrs. Yakey suffered a bruised eye and abrasions, Mrs. Shirley Alford received a cut lip and bruises. Miss Alford had a broken right arm and cuts. The hospital reported their conditions as good.

            Also surviving are one son, Harold Alfred [sic] of Mooers Forks; a daughter, Mrs. John Michaelson of Kokomo, Indiana and Mrs. Martin Morrison of Plattsburgh. Seven grandchildren also survive, as well as one brother, Earl Cressey of Montpeiler, Vt. and seven sisters, who are Mrs. Walter Clark of Ellenburg, Mrs. Lena Derrah of Jamaica, L.I., Mrs. Willard Wilson of Brandon, Iowa, Mrs. Winnie Wilkolski of Cohoes, Mrs. Hazel Thompson of Utica, Mrs. Minnie Goebel of Broadalbin, Mrs. Goldie Farrell of Bradford, Pa. and Mrs. Helen Waldron of Long Island.

            Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the First Methodist Church in Mooers Forks, preceded by prayer services at the R.W. Walker Funeral Home in Plattsburgh at 1 p.m….

 

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PRESS-REPUBLICAN

Plattsburgh, Clinton Co., NY—Thursday, 14 July 1955

 

WEEKS CHARGES CRIMINAL NEGLIGENCE IN DEATH OF MOOERS FORKS MAN

 

            Clinton County Coroner Dana A. Weeks ruled yesterday that the death of Lynn Walter Alford, 56-year-old Mooers Forks man fatally injured last week in a two-car collision, was caused by “criminal negligence.”

            Weeks released a copy of his decision to the press after a coroner’s inquest into the fatality yesterday. When contacted last night he said that the original of the ruling had been filed in this County Clerk’s office.

            The coroner’s decision, as quoted from the copy, is as follows:

            “Mr. Lynn Walter Alford died July 2, 1955 as a result of injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident occurring on the same date on Route 11 between the village of Mooers and Champlain, New York, involving two motor vehicles, one which was operated by the deceased and the second operated by one Joseph Gokey of Champlain and that Joseph Gokey was found guilty of criminal negligence in the operation of his vehicle.”

            The accident that caused the death of Alford also seriously injured his wife and hospitalized other members of his family.

            He died several hours after the headon collision between his care and a truck driven by Gokey.

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AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Gertrude Elvidge Alford; son Harold G. Alford; and adoptive mother, Emma E. Sartwell Alford Hayes, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his daughter Ruth L. Alford Mickelson in Oregon Obituaries.

            Lynn was born Lynn Cressey, son of Eugene Cressey and Viola Emerson. Viola died in 1905, and Lynn was adopted by the Alford family. [Obituary of Winnie Cressey Wilkolaski at Find A Grave; also reported in private family trees at Ancestry.]

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His adopted lineage: Lynn Walter 1899 NY1, Samuel R. 1863 NY2, Ransom Constantine 1818 VT3, Ashley Owen 1770 VT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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MABEL ALFORD LYON

 

LAKE PLACID NEWS

Lake Placid, Essex Co., NY—Thursday, 12 February 1987

 

LAKE PLACID—Mabel A. Lyon, 97, formerly of Old Military Road, died Wednesday, Feb. 4, at Uihlein Mercy Center, where she lived since September 1984.

            Mrs. Lyon was born in Lake Placid [Essex Co.] on Jan. 6, 1890, daughter of Frank G. and Minnie (Durgan) Alford.

            She was married to Henry J. Lyon on Dec. 12, 1908, in Lake Placid. They were married 72 years until Mr. Lyon died in 1981.

            Mrs. Lyon was a life member and former matron of the Placid Star Chapter No. 186, Order of the Eastern Star, as well as a 75-year member of the Lake Placid Grange and a member of the Adirondack Community Church.

            She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Miron Bullis of Plattsburgh; a niece, four nephews and three cousins. She was predeceased by four younger brothers, Howard, David, Philip and B. McLure [sic] Alford.

            Calling hours were Thursday at the Clark Funeral Home. An Eastern Star service was conducted at 7:30 p.m.

            Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Friday at the Adirondack Community Church, with the Rev. Richard Sears, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in North Elba Cemetery.

 

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Feb 1987) dates of Mabel Lyon (SS# issued in NY), last residence Plattsburgh, Clinton Co., NY.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Frank Gates Alford and Minnie Durgan Alford; and brothers B. McClure Alford, Howard Durgan Alford, and David Ruel Alford in this compilation.

            From her husband’s obituary, source unknown:

 

Henry J. Lyon of Old Military Road died Thursday, Feb 6 [1981] at his home. He was born in Lake Placid on Aug. 4, 1888, the son of Ira and Addie (Lewis) Lyon. He was a carpenter by trade. Survivors include his wife, Mabel (Alford) Lyon of Lake Placid; a daughter, Mrs. Marion Bullis of Plattsburgh; two nieces; several nephews; and several cousins.... Burial will be in the North Elba Cemetery.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Mabel 1890 NY1, Frank Gates 1865 NY2, Reuel C. 1839 NY3, Rufus 1812 VT4, Ashley Owen 1770 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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MADELINE A. SPELLMAN ALFRED

 

[Although she died in MA, we are also including her obituary here because of her close ties to NY.]

 

TIMES UNION

Albany, Albany Co., NY—Monday, 2 November 2009

 

Born in Bronx, New York on Apr. 5, 1926

[from Levine Chapel]

 

LEE [Berkshire Co.], Mass.—Madeline Spellman Alfred, age 83, of the Laurel Lake Center for Health and Rehabilitation in Lee, Mass., former long time resident of Ormond Street in Albany died on Saturday evening, October 31, 2009 at the Rehabilitation Center. Madeline was born in the Bronx and resided in Schenectady for several years and most of her life in Albany. She was a graduate of the Oneonta State Teachers College and was special needs reading teacher at the Giffen School in Albany. She was a former member of Temple Israel in Albany.

            Madeline was married to Leonard Alfred until his passing in 2002.

            She is the mother of Lawrence Alfred and his wife Susan of Guilderland, N.Y., Charles (Chip) Alfred of Philadelphia, Pa., Steven Alfred of Albany and Amy Greenebaum and her husband Bob of Highland Park, Ill.; sister of Augusta (Gussie) Liebowitz and her husband Dr. Eugene Liebowitz of Pittsfield, Mass.; grandmother of David Alfred, Jamie and Luke Greenebaum and the late Jason Alfred. Madeline also leaves many nieces and nephews.

            Services at the Levine Memorial Chapel, 649 Washington Avenue, Albany, N.Y. on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Temple Israel Cemetery in Guilderland, N.Y. The period of mourning will be observed at the home of Lawrence and Susan Alfred, 224 Bentwood Court West in Guilderland, N.Y. on Wednesday November 4.

            Those wishing to remember Madeline in a special way may make a memorial contribution to Alzheimer’s Association-NENY Chapter, 85 Watervliet Ave., Albany, NY 12206. For directions or to sign the online family guestbook, please visit, www.levinememorialchapel.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Madeline A. Alfred (SS# issued in NY) was born 5 Apr 1927 (different than obituary), last residence Lee, Berkshire Co., MA.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Leonard Alfred, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and son Lawrence Michael Alfred in this compilation.

 

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MADELINE E. ALFORD

 

NEWSDAY

Melville, Suffolk Co., NY—Sunday, 13 December 2009

 

            Alford, Madeline—of Bay Shore, NY, on December 11, 2009, in her 86th year.

            Beloved wife of the late Robert Alford.

            Also survived by many loving friends.

            Visiting, Tuesday, 7-9pm at the Overton Funeral Home, Inc. 172 Main St. Islip, NY. Religious Service, 8pm at the funeral home. Cremation private. In lieu of flowers, donation to the St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, would be appreciated.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Madeline E. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 10 Dec 1923, last residence East Islip, Suffolk Co., NY.

 

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MAE ELLEN ALFORD LOUALLEN

 

THE STATE

Columbia, Richland Co., SC—Saturday, 9 January 2010

 

            Mae Ellen Alford Louallen, of New York, formerly of Dillon, S.C., died Friday [January 8]. Friends may call at 1011 Pine St., Dillon. Plans will be announced by Bartell Funeral Home, Dillon.

 

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DILLON HERALD

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—20 January 2010

 

            Mae Ellen Alford Louallen, formerly of Dillon, died Friday, January 8, 2010 in a hospital in New York, NY. Bartell Funeral Home, LLC of Dillon is in charge of these arrangements. The family will be receiving friends at 1011 Pine Street, Dillon, SC.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mae E. Louallen (SS# issued in SC) was born 12 April 1945, last residence New York, New York Co., NY.

 

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MARGARET ROXEY BURTON ALFORD

Grandmother of Robert Scott Alford, AAFA #0873

 

THE POST-STAR

Glens Falls,NY—Friday, 20 July 1945

 

LAKE GEORGE—Mrs. Margaret B. Alford died Thursday at 5 A.M. at her home, East Lake George. She is survived by her husband, the Rev. Charles B. Alford; six sons, the Rev. Father Culver Alford. Albany, George P. Alford, Delmar. Irving Scott Alford. Conn., David B. Alford. Middleburg, Nelson R. Alford, Chatham, and Lt. J.J.C. Edmond Alford, stationed in Florida; two daughters. Mrs. Roscoe Cunningham, Chestertown, and Mrs. Edward P. Countryman. Delmar; one brother, George W. Burton. Glens Falls; one step-son, Leon Lockhart, Lake George; and 11 grandchildren.

            Friends may call at the Tripp Funeral Home, Lake George, today and Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Funeral services will be conducted Sunday at 2:30 P.M. in St James Episcopal Church, Lake George. The Rev. Harry G. Campbell will officiate. Interment will be in Lake George Cemetery

 

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CHATHAM COURIER

Chatham, Columbia Co., NY—Thursday, 19 July 1945

 

            Mrs. Charles B. Alford, mother of Nelson R. Alford, of Chatham, passed away at her home in Lake George at 5:30 this morning. Mrs. Alford had been failing since last March when she underwent an operation in St. Peter’s Hospital.

            A native of Lake George, Mrs. Alford was a frequent visitor in Chatham and had a very large number of friends here who will be deeply saddened to learn of her death. She resided for a number of years in Slottville, and Cairo, N.Y., where her husband, Rev. Charles B. Alford was pastor of the Episcopal churches. Mrs. Alford took a great interest in the church and was very active in all church organizations.

            Besides her husband, Mrs. Alford is survived by six sons Rev. Culver B. of Albany, George B. of Delmar, I. Scott of Manchester, Conn., David B. of Middleburgh, Nelson R. of Chatham, and Charles E. who is overseas with the US Navy; two daughters, Mrs. Edward Countryman of Delmar and Mrs. Roscoe Cunningham of Chestertown; a brother, George Burton of Lake George and a number of grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon at the Tripp Funeral Home, Lake George.

 

Photo from Caldwell Cemetery, Lake George, Warren Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Thomas Dunne – 10/15/2012: record not available [bio]

Taken by photographer Thomas Dunne, inactive contributor

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Charles Burdick Alford; and sons Charles Edmund Alford, Culver Bernard Alford, and David Burton Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her son Irving Scott Alford; and granddaughter Patricia Ann Alford Barton in Connecticut Obituaries.

 

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MARGARET L. DOROTHY ALFORD

 

DAILY TIMES

Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY—Tuesday, 28 May 1991

 

            Margaret L. Alford, 87, formerly of Colton, died Sunday at United Helpers Canton Nursing Home, where she had been a resident since June 18, 1986.

            The funeral was scheduled for 11 a.m. today at the Buck Funeral Home, with the Rev. Seldon Ward officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Hannawa Falls.

            Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Everett (Margaret) Bradley, Colton, and Mrs. John (Gail) Rogers, Canton; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Ward Dorothy, Marshall, Texas, and two sisters, Mayfred McRobbie, Potsdam, and Kathyrn Thomas, South Colton.

            A daughter, Dorothy Cooper, died Nov. 16, 1984.

            Born in Pierrepont on July 29, 1903, a daughter of Milton and Frances Marden Dorothy, she married Armond A. Alford on April 7, 1928. He died Dec. 3, 1982.

            Mrs. Alford was a self-employed hairdresser for several years.

            She was a life member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ May 1991) dates of Margaret Alford (SS# issued in NY), last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Armond Arnold Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and daughter Dorothy Alford Cooper in this compilation.

 

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MARGARET M. ALFORD

 

NEWSDAY

Melville, Suffolk Co., NY—Saturday, 19 August 2000

 

            Margaret M. Alford passed away on August 17, 2000. She was born on December 30, 1907. She was the beloved wife of the late Robert H. Alford and the devoted mother of Margaret Ann Alford of Manhasset, Patricia Sears of Fort Washington, and James R. Alford of Manhasset. She was the grandmother of Sarah Chandonnet of Glen Head and great-grandmother of Caroline Chandonnet.

            Before she married, Margaret was a fashion model who worked for one of the most exclusive fur designers and salons of the time. The elegance, grace, poise, and style of her modeling years remained with her well into advanced age. An avid reader, she was also a frequent European traveler. She felt most at home in England because it was her father’s birthplace.

            Funeral mass was held at St. Mary’s RCC, Manhasset, with interment following in Nassau Knolls Cemetery, Port Washington.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margaret M. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 30 Dec 1907, last residence Manhasset, Nassau Co., NY.

 

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MARIE ALFORD

 

WATERVILLE TIMES

Waterville, Oneida Co, NY—Friday, 8 September 1893

 

            Miss Marie Alford died at her home of heart failure on Saturday afternoon, aged 44 years. She had been in poor health for several years.

            Her funeral occurred Tuesday from her late home, Rev. E.J. Clemens officiating.

            She leaves an aged father, one brother, J.M. Alford of this place, and one sister in the west.

 

AAFA NOTES: She is probably the Mariah Alford, age 21 born England, listed on the 1870 census in Paris, Oneida Co., NY, with her parents John M. and Eliza Alford, both born England. Her younger brother, John M. Alford, was born in MA. In 1880 this family is still in Paris, Oneida Co.

 

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MARIE F. ANGELS ALVORD

 

DAILY GAZETTE

Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY—Friday, 11 April 2014

 

BALLSTON LAKE—Marie F. Alvord, age 97, of Route 50, died on Thursday, April 10, 2014 at the Ellis Hospital in Schenectady, NY.

            She was born on February 6, 1917, in Schenectady, NY and was the daughter of the late Anthony and Anna (Mancuso) Angels. She was a graduate of Nott Terrace High School in Schenectady, NY. Mrs. Alvord had lived in Ballston Lake since 1964 and was formerly of Burnt Hills, NY. She was a housewife and homemaker who had a great love for animals and the wonder of life’s simple things.

            She was the beloved wife of the late Donald H. Alvord who died in 1968; loving mother of Gary A. Alvord of Burnt Hills, NY, Maurice L. (Diane) Alvord of Schenectady, NY and the late Donald Alvord; caring sister of the late Arthur Angels; mother-in-law of Nancy Alvord; devoted grandmother of Jennifer, Rebecca, Jason, Gary, Adam and Tony.

            There will be no calling hours and funeral will be held privately at the convenience of the family. Private burial of her cremains will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ballston Spa, NY.

            In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Animal Protective Foundation, 53 Maple Ave., Scotia, NY 12302. The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to all of the staff and doctors on A6 and Hospice of Schenectady for the loving way that they cared for Marie. With confidence, the family has placed their trust in the loving care of the Townley & Wheeler Funeral Home, 21 Midline Road, Ballston Lake, and they encourage you to view and leave messages on Mrs. Alvord’s Book of Memories at www.TownleyWheelerFH.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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MARION GLADYS WRENCH ALFORD

 

PRESS & SUN-BULLETIN

Binghamton, Broome Co., NY—Wednesday, 17 September 2008

 

 

            Marion Gladys (Wrench) Alford, 88, formerly of Afton, went to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on September 16, 2008.

            She was predeceased by her father, Carlton Wrench; her mother, Gladys Goodnough; mother-in-law, Egie Rumsey; three sisters, Nan Hallstead, Elaine Brackett and Bonnie Coniglario; two brothers-in-law, Harvey and Charlie Alford; a sister-in-law, Alice Alford; two sons-in-law, Richie Rezucha and Mike Hammitt.

            She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of almost 66 years, Harold G. Alford; a sister, Beverly Goff (Afton); a sister-in-law, Virginia Alford (Fla.); a brother-in-law, Gerald Brackett (Afton); a very dear cousin, Mabel Wrench and family; and a stepbrother, Theodore Wrench (Coventry). She is also survived by seven daughters and sons-in-law, Sandee (Kenny) Prickett (Fla.), Maxine (Bill) Clift (Kirkwood), Candie Rezucha (Binghamton), Darlene (Jerry) Early (Va.), Melody (Jerry) Brundage (Binghamton), Jill Alford-Hammitt (Binghamton), and Melissa Andrews (Cortland); three sons and daughters-in-law, Mike Alford (Binghamton), Kevin (Connie) Alford (Binghamton), and Kim (Lisa) Alford (Fla.); 33 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews; two special daughters and their families, Bonnie (Robert) Barr (Afton) and Jody (Brittany) Dale.

            She was a long-standing member of the Episcopal Church, serving on its Altar Guild, as well as a longtime member of the Harpursville American Legion Post Auxiliary, serving in many capacities, including President. Marion was employed by Scintilla/Bendix in Sidney, N.Y. for many years and at Auto-mation in Windsor, N.Y. She also volunteered at Harpursville Central School with their reading program. Marion loved music and dancing with her favorite dance partner, Harold.

            A Liturgy will be celebrated by The Very Rev. John R. Martinichio on Friday, noon, at Christ Episcopal Church, 10 Henry Street, Binghamton. Burial will be in Riverview Cemetery, Harpursville. The family will receive friends Thursday, 5-8 p.m. at the Chopyak-Scheider Funeral Home, 326 Prospect Street, Binghamton. Marion’s family would like to thank the Hospice staff at Lourdes Hospital, especially her assigned nurse, Cindy Felice-Glowacki and aide, Dixy Pflug and devoted volunteer and friend, Marion Diehl. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Christ Episcopal Church Restoration Fund; St. Ann’s Episcopal Church, Afton; or to Lourdes Hospice.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marion G. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 28 Apr 1920, last residence Binghamton, Broome Co., NY.

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

 

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MARION I. SHUMWAY ALFORD TERRY DEFOREST

 

[She died in VT, but we are also including her obituary here because her home was in NY.

 

LAKE PLACID NEWS

Lake Placid, Essex Co., NY—Wednesday, 19 October 1994

 

DEFOREST, ACTIVE WILMINGTON CITIZEN, DIES AT 70

 

            Marion DeForest, 70, died Monday, Oct. 17 at the Medical Center of Vermont in Burlington.

            She was born March 31, 1924, in Wilmington [Essex Co., NY]. She was the daughter of Elijah and Nettie Bowen Shumway.

            She was the Mother Hubbard at Santa’s Workshop at Whiteface Mountain. She was the head cook at the Midstation Lodge on Whiteface, founding president of American Legion Auxiliary in Wilmington and was a caller for many square dances with the Stubby Walker Band.

            She is survived by her husband, William DeForest of Wilmington; two daughters, Judy Bowen of Wilmington and Victoria Hosley of Wilmington; three sisters, Myrtle Pictoria of Astoria, L.I., Edna Griffin and Nanette Borden, both of Wilmington; two step-daughters, Mrs. Charles Terry of Wilmington and Mrs. Sharron Williams of Fairfield, N.J.; two step-sons, William and Christopher DeForest of Sarasota, Fla.; eight grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

            Her first husband, William Alford, died in 1989. She was not married to him at the time of his death.

            Her second husband, Warren Terry, died in 1976. One daughter, Edna Sprague, died earlier.

            Calling hours were held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18 at the Zaumetzer-Sprague Funeral Home in AuSable Forks. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 at the Funeral Home.

            Burial will be at Haselton Cemetery in Wilmington. Memorials may be made to the Wilmington Rescue Squad or the Zachay Memorial Scholarship Fund through the Whiteface Mountain Chamber of Commerce in Wilmington.

 

Photo from Haselton Cemetery, Wilmington, Essex Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Barbara Schaffer

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marion I. Deforest (SS# issued in NY), last residence Wilmington, Essex Co., NY.

            See the obituaries of her first husband, Clarence William “Bill” Alford; and daughters Judy A. Alford Bowen, Victoria M. Alford Hozley, and Edna Gay Alford Sprague in this compilation.

            Marion is buried with her second husband, Warren E. Terry.

 

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MARION L. BENSON ALFORD SWAGER

 

Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home

Livonia, Livingston Co., NY—_____ June 2015

 

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Marion L. Swager (Alford) ~ June 27, 2015

 

LIVONIA—June 27, 2015 at age 91 years.

            Predeceased by her first husband Victor Alford and her second husband Henry “Hank” Swager, daughter and son-in-law Bonnie & Wayne Sparks, siblings; Albert and Wayne Benson, and Ruby Harrington.

            Survived by children; Patty (Max) DuBois of FL, Judy (Bill) Young of East Rochester, David (Pam) Alford of Avon, Sandra Allen of PA, and Vic (Jean) Alford of Bloomfield. Brothers; Bill (Jean) Benson of Livonia and Kenny (Jean) Benson of Lima. Sister; Ruth (Willard) Tucker. Special granddaughter Sheri (Mike) Morrison of Rochester, many loving grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, nieces & nephews.

            Marion was born on December 25, 1923 in Pennsylvania, to Homer and Lela Benson.

            Marion loved to play cards, especially euchre. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting and doing needlework projects. Marion ventured to Nascar races with family to cheer for her favorite driver, Jeff Gordon. Marion belonged to the Lions Club in Livonia.

            Throughout her life she was always looking for ways to help others. Marion was a supporter of the Special Olympics. Marion also devoted herself to volunteering in the Grandparents program at both Geneseo Central and Livonia Central.

            Friends may call on Tuesday, June 30th, from 4-7pm at the Kevin W. Dougherty Funeral Home Inc., 21 Big Tree Street, Rtes 15 & 20A, Livonia, where services will be held on Wednesday at 4pm. Private interment Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Geneseo, NY.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the Conesus Lake Nursing Home, Activity Fund, 6131 Big Tree Road, Livonia, NY 14487. To send a condolence and for further information please visit: www.doughertyfuneralhomes.com

FAG photo requested 1/17/2016

 

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Victor E. 1919 NY1, Oscar Eugene 1863 NY2, Homer Jerome 1831 NY3, Josiah 1799 VT4, Ashley Owen 1770 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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MARION R. MILLER ALFORD

 

JOURNAL NEWS

White Plains, Westchester Co., NY—Sunday, 19 September 1999

 

            Marion Alford, a former resident of Yorktown Heights, NY died September 17, 1999 at the Lutheran Care Center in Poughkeepsie [Dutchess Co.], NY. She was 71. Mrs. Alford was a cafeteria worker for the Yorktown School Districts.

            She was born April 16, 1928 in Mount Kisco [Westchester Co.], NY to Charles and Anna Clemens Miller. On July 4, 1947 she married Thomas Alford in Pleasantville, NY. Mrs. Alford lived in Wappinger Falls, NY for the past three years. Before that she lived in Yorktown Heights, NY for forty years.

            She is survived by her two daughters, Glenda O’Dell of Wappinger Falls, NY, Dolores Woodard of Arlington, VT, four grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

            She is predeceased by her husband, Thomas Alford, a brother, Charles and a sister, Dorothy Miller.

            Reposing Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 pm at Clark Funeral Home, Inc., Yorktown Heights, NY. Service Monday 11 am at First Presbyterian Church where interment will follow at the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery....

 

Photo from First Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Yorktown, Westchester Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dana Garrow

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marion R. Alford (SS# issued in NY), last residence Wappingers Falls, Dutchess Co., NY.

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

            Her husband’s lineage: Thomas Woodrow 1924 AL1, Warner Henry 1884 AL2, Warren Montgomery 1843 AL3, Henry Dortch 1822 GA4, William 1775 VA5, William 1741 VA6, Salvator 1716 VA7.

 

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MARJORY L. ALFORD MANLEY

 

FINGER LAKES TIMES

Geneva, Ontario Co., NY—Monday, 30 January 2012

 

Marjory (Alford) Manley

 

SAVANNAH/SOUTH BUTLER [Wayne Co.]—Passed away on Wednesday (January 25, 2012) at the Newark Manor Nursing Home. Family and friends are invited to call today (January 30th) from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Norton Funeral Home, 5925 New Hartford Street in Wolcott, where her funeral will be held following visitation. Interment will be at the Huron Evergreen Cemetery.

            In-lieu of flowers, Marjory’s family has requested that a donation in her memory be made to the Patient Activity Fund at Newark Manor Nursing Home, or to the South Butler Ambulance c/o the South Butler Fire Department.

            She was a member of the South Butler Fireman’s Ladies Auxiliary, South Butler Golden Friends and the Grange for 65 years.

            Marjory is survived by her children Mary (Malcolm) Tweedie of Clyde, sons Lewis (Barbara) and Robert of Wolcott; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; sister Mabel Crocker of Wolcott.

            Marjory was predeceased by her husband Charles, daughter Betty Mae, son James, two sisters and two brothers.
            On-line condolences to the family may be sent to: www.hsnorton.com.

 

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Norton Funeral Home

Wolcott, Wayne Co., NY—_____ January 2012

 

 

Marjory L. Manley

(June 9, 1925 - January 25, 2012)

 

            Savannah/South Butler: Passed away on Wednesday, January 25, 2012 at the Newark Manor Nursing Home.

            Marjory is survived by her children Mary (Malcolm) Tweedie of Clyde, sons Lewis (Barbara) and Robert of Wolcott; 16 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; sister Mabel Crocker of Wolcott.

            Marjory was predeceased by her husband Charles, daughter Betty Mae, son James, 2 sisters and 2 brothers.

            She was a member of the South Butler Fireman’s Ladies Auxiliary, South Butler Golden Friends and the Grange for 65 years.

            Family and friends are invited to call on Monday January 30th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Norton Funeral Home, 5925 New Hartford Street in Wolcott, where her funeral will be held following visitation. Interment will be at the Huron Evergreen Cemetery….

 

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

 

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MARK H. ALFORD

 

THE JOURNAL

Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence Co., NY—Wednesday, 21 October 1987

 

MADRID—Funeral services for Mark H. Alford, 82, of 37 North St., Madrid, will be held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at the Faye G. Mann Funeral Home in Madrid with Rev. Judith Persen officiating. Burial will be in the Madrid Cemetery.

            Calling hours at the funeral home will be held this afternoon and evening.

            The Madrid Fire Department and Auxiliary will meet at the funeral tonight at 8 p.m.

            Mr. Alford died at 1:58 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 20, 1987) at the Canton-Potsdam Hospital, where he been a patient since Oct. 8, 1987.

            Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Patrick (Eileen) Kelley of Hilton, N.Y.; a son, Stanley of Madrid; six grandchildren. He was predeceased by four sisters and two brothers.

            He was born Aug. 7, 1905 in Pierrepont, son of George and Rose Robar Alford. He was educated in Pierrepont rural schools and married Grace Gordon on June 25, 1932 at the home of the bride’s parents in Elgin, Que. She died May 15, 1986.

            Mr. Alford worked at Alcoa from 1940 to 1947, leaving to operate a private carpentry business. He worked at the Madrid Water Filtration Plant from 1948 to 1953, when he went to work for Gibson’s Coal Company. From 1955–57, he was employed with Alford and Colbert Contracting and later worked as a carpenter during the Seaway construction. In 1959 he began work for the village of Potsdam as a water filtration operator, retiring in 1970. After his retirement, he operated Alford’s Woodworking Shop in Madrid.

            He was a past-member of the Madrid Fire Department.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the Madrid Rescue Squad.

 

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Photo from Madrid Cemetery, Madrid, St. Lawrence Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Anne Cady

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mark H. Alford (SS# issued in NY), last residence Madrid, Saint Lawrence Co., NY.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Grace I. Gordon Alford; his mother, Rose Robar Alford; and brothers Gilbert D. Alford and William Anthony Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Mark H. 1905 NY1, George 1857 NY2, William Arnold 1833 NY3, Arnold 1804 VT4, Arnold 1780 CT5, Eliphalet 1753 CT6, Job 1708 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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MARTHA CAUGHEY ALFORD

 

COURIER AND FREEMAN

Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., NY—Thursday, 19 December 1963

 

            Funeral services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. from the Buck funeral home for Mrs. Martha M. Alford, 88, with the Rev. Seldon H. Ward officiating. Burial will be in the South Colton cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford, widow of Fred Alford, died Dec. 15 at the home of her son, Armond Alford, Colton, with whom she lived. She had been in failing health for two years.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Theresa June 17, 1875, the daughter of the late Daniel and Mary Place Caughey. She was married to Fred Alford Mar. 2, 1895, in Canton. Since then, she had been a resident of the Colton area. Mr. Alford died in 1953.

            She and her husband owned and operated a farm for years. After her husband’s death until last March, Mrs. Alford had continued to live alone. Failing health forced her to change her plans and she went to live with her son.

            In addition to the son, she is survived by a brother, Robert Caughey, Canton; five grandchildren, 12, great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from South Colton Cemetery, South Colton, St. Lawrence Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Anne Cady

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Dec 1963) dates of Martha Alford (SS# issued in NY), last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her son Armond Arnold Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Fred H. 1869 NY1, William Arnold 1833 NY2, Arnold 1804 VT3, Arnold 1780 CT4, Eliphalet 1753 CT5, Job 1708 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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MARY ALVORD MATHEWSON

 

PRESS-REPUBLICAN

Plattsburgh, Clinton Co., NY—Monday, 7 May 1990

 

GREENWICH, Conn.—Mary Alvord Mathewson, 90, of Greenwich, Conn., formerly of Essex, died Saturday, April 28, 1990, in Greenwich.

            She was born September 19, 1899, in Livonia, the daughter of Clarence and Ella (Hopkins) Alvord.

            Mrs. Mathewson grew up in Livonia and graduated from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester in 1925, with a major in pipe organ. She married Franklin Mathewson in 1929; they lived in White Plains from 1929 to 1966, when they divided their time between their home on Lake Shore Road in Essex and Venice, Fla. She was a member of the Essex Community Church. After her husband’s death in 1986, she moved to White Plains, and recently lived in a nursing home in Greenwich.

            Survivors include her daughter, Marita Renner of White Plains; two grandchildren, Kristine and Richard Renner of White Plains; and a niece and nephew.

            A memorial service will be held June 3 at 2 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, White Plains. Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church, 456 North St., White Plains, N.Y. 10605. Arrangements were with Bouton and Reynolds Funeral Home in Stamford, Conn.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Apr 1990) dates of Mary A. Mathewson (SS# issued in NY), last residence not listed.

 

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MARY ANN DOWNING ALFORD

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

Great-Grandmother of Allen Alford Staples, AAFA #0548

 

LEXINGTON HERALD

Lexington, Fayette Co., KY—Saturday, 2 October 1915

 

            Word was received in Lexington yesterday of the death at Flushing, N.Y., of Mrs. Oliver Alford, formerly a resident of this city. She was the widow of Oliver Alford and had lived here until a few years ago when she went to live with her daughter, Mrs. Clifford Gratz.

            Besides Mrs. Gratz she is survived by another daughter, Mrs. James P. Nelson, of this city, and two sons, Oliver Perry Alford, of Chicago and Smith Alford, of Flushing.

            Smith Alford will reach Lexington tonight and funeral arrangements will be made then.

 

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EVENING POST

New York City, NY—Saturday, 2 October 1915

 

            Mrs. Mary Alford, widow of Col. Oliver Perry Alford, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Clifford Gratz, 11 King Street, Flushing, Queens.

            She was born in New Orleans sixty-eight years ago, and for several years lived in Lexington, Ky., where her husband was a large land owner.

 

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LEXINGTON HERALD

Lexington, Fayette Co., KY—Monday, 4 October 1915

 

FRIENDS PAY TRIBUTE TO MRS. MARY ALFORD

FUNERAL SERVICES CONDUCTED BY BISHOP AT HOME OF DAUGHTER

 

            Many friends paid tribute yesterday to the memory of Mrs. Mary Alford, of Flushing, N.Y. who died there Friday, and whose body was buried in the Lexington Cemetery here yesterday afternoon.

            Funeral services, conducted by Bishop Lewis W. Burton, were held at the home of Mrs. Alford’s daughter, Mrs. J. Poyntz Nelson, at 3:30 o’clock in the afternoon. Dean Robert K. Massie, of Christ Church Cathedral, assisted at the ceremonies.

            The body of Mrs. Alford arrived here yesterday morning from New York, and burial was made in the family lot in the Lexington Cemetery.

            The pallbearers were J. Poyntz Nelson, O.P. Alford, Smith Alford, Clifford Gratz, Dr. David Barrow and Breckinridge Viley.

 

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Photo from Lexington Cemetery Lexington, Fayette Co., KY,—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kimberly Mays

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of her husband, Oliver Perry Alford; daughter Audrey Alford Gratz; and her granddaughter Virginia Carmichael Alford Johnston in Kentucky Obituaries. We have not been able to find an obituary for her grandson Oliver Perry Alford III (AAFA #0754), but we published an In Remembrance for him.

 

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MARY ANN SUNDERLIN VAN VECHTEN ALVORD

 

CHATEAUGAY RECORD AND FRANKLIN COUNTY DEMOCRAT

Chateaugay, Franklin Co., NY—Friday, 29 September 1922

 

            It was with a distinct shock and profound sorrow that the people of this community were appraised of the death of Mrs. Mary A. Alvord, which sad event occurred at her home on East Main street shortly before the noon hour on Sunday. Mrs. Alvord had been in her usual health until late Saturday night, when she was stricken with a severe heart attack and while every aid was given, her advanced age did not permit of response to treatment and she gradually grew worse until the end came.

            The deceased was born in the town of Chateaugay in 1828, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Oel Sunderlin, and her whole lifetime was spent there. In 1856 she was united in marriage to John Van Vechten, prominent resident of Chateaugay, whose death occurred in 1869. Two children were born to this union, Dr. J.S. Van Vechten, and Mrs. Nellie Munger, the latter whose demise was only three weeks previous to that of her mother.

            In 1875 she became the wife of Willard S. Alvord, well known citizen, and for the past forty-seven years Mrs. Alvord made her home in the stone house on East Main street. She was a woman who possessed many excellent traits of character, being a firm friend and kind neighbor, and during all her long years as a resident of the village she was held in the highest esteem by all. She was a devoted mother and no sacrifice was ever too great that she did not make for their welfare, and comfort. In the activities of the community she always took a prominent part, and her death now removes one who saw much of the advancement of our town and village.

            She is survived by one son, Dr. J.S. Van Vechten, of this village, and a grandson, Van Vechten Munger, of New York city, besides two step-daughters, Mrs. Mattie Wright, of Boston, Mass., and Mrs. Minnie Hurlburt, of Winooski, Vt., a step-granddaughter, Mrs. Dr. C.D. Silver, of Plattsburgh. A half-sister, Mrs. Catherine Roberts, of Los Angeles, Calif., also survives.

            Funeral services were held at her late home on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock, Rev. R.K. Sheffield, and Rev. Walter Ross officiating.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her second husband, Willard S. Alvord, in this compilation.

 

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MARY BROWN ALVORD

 

BUFFALO NEWS

Buffalo, Erie Co., NY—Monday, 22 February 1999

 

            Alvord, Mary—Of Alden [Erie Co.], NY; age 91; February 21, 1999; wife of the late George G. Alvord; mother of Ronald (Beatrice) Alvord and the late Constance (late William) Kauffman; sister of the late Alma Cummings and Clarence Brown; also survived by 22 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

            Funeral services will be held at the Charles E. Meyer Funeral Home, Inc., 13228 Broadway, Alden, NY on Tuesday.... Mrs. Alvord has been retired from Harrison Radiator for 30 years.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary B. Alvord (SS# issued in NY) was born 8 June 1907, last residence Warsaw, Wyoming Co., NY.

 

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MARY EDNA ALFORD LEAN

 

DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE

Rochester, Monroe Co., NY—Monday, 11 December 2006

 

EAST ROCHESTER—Edna (Alford) Lean: December 9, 2006 at the age of 99 years.

            Predeceased by her husband, Francis “Shorty” Lean and son-in-law, Melville Thurmon.

            She is survived by her daughter, Charlotte Thurmon; grandson, Brian (Barbara) Thurmon; great-grandchildren, Evan Hendrickson, Kelsey Anne & Amber Elizabeth Thurmon; nieces; and her dear friend, Melinda Ward.

            Friends are invited to call Tuesday Evening from 5 - 8:30 pm at the Harloff Funeral Home, 803 South Washington St. in East Rochester where a funeral service for Edna will be held at the conclusion of the calling (8:30 pm). Private interment in White Haven Memorial Park....

FAG photo requested 3/4/2016

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edna A. Lean (SS# issued in NY) was born 9 Jan 1907, last residence not listed.

            From Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Ancestry): Edna Alford Lean was born 9 Jan 1907 in Greenville, PA, daughter of George W. Alford and Clara M. Olinger.

            From Pennsylvania Birth Records, 1906–1908 (Ancestry): Mary Edna Alford was born 9 Jan 1907 in Greenville, Mercer Co., PA, daughter of George Warren Alford and Clara Mae Olinger.

            Her lineage: Mary Edna 1907 PA1, George Warren 1877 PA2, George Conover 1840 PA3.

 

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MARY ELIZABETH IRISH NORTON ALFORD

 

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Mary and her daughters

Photo posted to her Find A Grave memorial by Joel Frampton Gilfert – used with permission

 

[Although she died in IL, we are also including her obituary here because she lived most of her life in NY.]

 

PORTVILLE REVIEW

Portville, Cattaraugus Co., NY—Thursday, 13 April 1944

 

20 YEARS AGO

APRIL 4, 1924

 

            Mary E. Irish Alford, aged 78, wife of the late Byron Alford, died March 27 at the home of her daughter, in Bement [Piatt Co.], Illinois.

            She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. D.H. [David Hervey] Muthersbough of Bement, Ill., and Mrs. E.A. [Edson Arnold] Cornell of Centralia [Marion Co.], Ill., also two grandchildren.

            She was buried at Obi [Allegany Co.], N.Y.

 

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Photo from West Genesee Cemetery, Obi, Allegany Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joel Frampton Gilfert

The vault is locked and the interior is inaccessible.

 

AAFA NOTES: Mary was born 31 Dec 1846, daughter of George Irish and Mary Sophia Adams. She was the second wife of Byron S. Alford.

            On the 1855 NY State Census, Mary Irish, 8 born in Allegany Co., is living with her parents in Genesee, Allegany Co., NY.

            Mary’s first husband was James Norton. On the 1865 NY State Census, James Norton 25 and Mary E. Norton 18, both born in Allegany Co., are living with the family of Mary’s parents in Genesee, Allegany Co., NY.

            In 1870 the family is in Cuba, Allegany Co., NY: James Norton 29, Mary 23, Nora 3, Bessie 2, and Martha 6/12. All were born in NY.

            Bessie’s name on this census is clear, but she is Dessie on 1900–1940 censuses.

            From Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934 (FamilySearch.org): Dessie Wilmina Norton, daughter of J.H. Norton and Mary E. Irish, married Edson Arnold Cornell in Piatt Co., IL, on 13 Nov 1899.

            In 1880, Mary E. Norton, 33 divorced born NY, and her daughter Desdemona [Dessie] 11 NY, are living with Mary’s parents, George and Mary Irish in Genesee, Allegany Co., NY. Nora Norton, 13 NY, is living with relatives in Friendship, Allegany Co., NY.

            Mary married Byron S. Alford in 1884 in Allegany Co.

            From Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 (Ancestry): Mary E. Alford, born 31 Dec 1846 in West Genesee, Allegany Co., NY, daughter of George Irish and Mary S. Adams, died 27 Marcy 1924 in Bement, Piatt Co., IL, buried in NY. She had been in Bement 5 months.

 

CUBA PATRIOT

Cuba, Allegany Co., NY—7 December 1899

 

            Mrs. Byron Alford, of Eldred [McKean Co., PA], a sister-in-law of Dr. D.C. Alford of this village, is the only woman in the world who owns and manages a dynamite and nitro-glycerine factory.

            She attends to all the buying and selling, banking and shipping, makes frequent visits to the factory and does a business that amounts to thousands of dollars a month. Aside from this she owns and manages a large oil lease, several pieces of village property, and has recently purchased a large tract of land, which she proposes to convert into a sheep ranch. Mrs. Alford’s factories are in the forests two miles west of Eldred, the twelve buildings being settled over 5 acres of land; being detached in case an explosion should occur. They have a daily capacity for 3,000 lbs of nitro glycerine and 6,000 lbs of dynamite. Mrs. Alford has furnished one firm in the Wyoming salt district ten carloads of dynamite a month for several years. The power canals of Niagara were blasted with powder from her factory and tons of her explosives were used in the Buffalo harbor improvements. Mrs. Alford has been studying explosives for several years, and previous to her husband’s death which occurred about a year ago, had for 6 years managed the entire business, owing to his ill health. Mr. and Mrs. Alford were both former residents of Oramel [Allegany Co.], and are well known in this section.

 

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BOLIVAR BREEZE

Bolivar, Allegany Co., NY—Thursday, 22 December 1898

 

            Byron Alford of Eldred [McKean Co., PA], well known in Bolivar, is dangerously ill with cancer of the stomach.

 

            An extensive biography has been added to the Find A Grave memorial of Bryon’s father, Milo C. Alford. Byron was his first surviving child by the first of his six wives.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Byron S. 1842 VT1, Milo C. 1817 PA2, Oliver 1795 VT3, Oliver 1767 VT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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MARY HELEN “JACKIE” LUCAS ALFORD

 

ITHACA JOURNAL

Ithaca, Tompkins Co., NY—Tuesday, 2 September 2014

 

TRUMANSBURG—Mary Helen “Jackie” Alford, of 4380 Seneca Road, Trumansburg, passed away at Hospicare on Sunday, August 31, 2014, at the age of 92.

            Born on March 28, 1922 in Burgin, KY, Mary was a daughter of the late John W. and Laura (Benson) Lucas. Mary attended the Louisville General Hospital School of Nursing and Nazareth College, Louisville, KY from 1942–1944. She graduated from Ithaca School of Nursing in 1965 and was employed as a nurse at the Tompkins County Hospital for many years. Mary was a member of the Arthur E. Bouton American Legion Post #770 Auxiliary in Trumansburg.

            Mary is survived by a son, David (Helen) Alford of Trumansburg; a daughter, Judy (Chester) Houseworth of Ithaca; three granddaughters, Melissa Sue Houseworth, Sarah Tomborelli of Trumansburg, and Laurie Weaver of Colorado; four grandsons, Brian and Lucas Houseworth of Ithaca, Russell Weaver of Lodi, and Wayne Weaver of Lansing; numerous great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, William Alford, in 2006.

            In keeping with Mary’s wishes, no calling hours have been scheduled. Services will be private at the convenience of the family. The family asks those who wish to make a donation in Mary’s memory to kindly consider Hospicare, 172 East King Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South St., Trumansburg…. [no photo]

 

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

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

 

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MARY J. ALFORD BROWN

 

MEDINA TRIBUNE

Medina, Orleans Co., NY—Thursday, 1 June 1905

 

            Entered into eternal rest on Thursday last [May 25], after a lingering illness, Mrs. Mary J. Brown, daughter of William and Sarah Alford and widow of Charles Van Buren Brown.

            She was sixty-two years of age, a life long resident of Medina and leaves two daughters, Mrs. Fred A. Daggert and Mrs. Harry F. Welton.

            Funeral services were conducted by Rev. John Scott Littell, of Brockport, at her home No. 425 Park avenue at four o’clock on Saturday afternoon.

FAG photo requested 1/13/2016

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her father, William Alford, in this compilation.

 

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MARY LOUISE KITTINGER ALFORD

 

BUFFALO NEWS

Buffalo, Erie Co., NY—Saturday, 7 September 2002

 

            Mary-Louise K. Alford, a lifelong Buffalo resident active in community life, died Thursday (Sept. 5, 2002) at home. She was 89.

            She was the daughter of Irvine J. Kittinger, founder of Kittinger Furniture Co., and Gertrude C. Kittinger, and the wife of Dr. J. Edwin Alford, who died in 1990.

            In her youth, Mrs. Alford pursued her love of horses, participating in many driving and riding events throughout the Eastern United States. She attended Elmwood School and was a 1931 graduate of Buffalo Seminary. She also attended Miss Porter’s School in Farmington, Conn., and Sarah Lawrence College.

            She and her husband traveled to many parts of the world, and for many years cruised the Great Lakes on their boat.

            She was on the board of the Frontier Club of Republican Women, a member of the junior board of Buffalo General Hospital and a board member and treasurer of the Garret Club, where she was a 50-year member. She also belonged to the Saturn Club.

            Mrs. Alford was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church.

            Survivors include a daughter, Gail A. Gundlah of Newton, Iowa; two sons, J. Keith of Snyder and Bryant K. of Summit, N.J.; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

            A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Sept. 14 in First Presbyterian Church, 1 Symphony Circle.

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Memorial# 158991185

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary L. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 27 Apr 1913, last residence Buffalo, Erie Co., NY.

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

 

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MARY LITTLE SULLIVAN ALVORD

 

Michael and Mary Sullivan

Photo from great-granddaughter Elizabeth Arenth’s Arenth Family Tree (Ancestry.com) - used with permission

 

BRADFORD ERA

Bradford, McKean Co., PA—Wednesday, 27 August 1947

 

MRS. M. ALVORD, MOTHER OF LOCAL RESIDENT, DIES

 

            Mrs. Mary S. Alvord, 73 Villa Ave., Buffalo, mother of Albert J. Sullivan, 43 Jefferson St., this city, ticket agent on the Erie Railroad, died yesterday morning [August 26] at her home following an illness of the past eight months.

            Mrs. Alvord was born in Union City [Erie Co., PA] and in 1888 was united in marriage to Michael T. Sullivan. Mr. Sullivan died in 1892 while the family was residing in Olean [Cattaraugus Co., NY].

            Mrs. Sullivan later married Ernest Alvord and resided in Friendship [Allegany Co.], N.Y., and later Buffalo.

            She is survived by her son, this city, a daughter, Margaret Alvord, Buffalo, and a sister, Mrs. Mary E. Little [sic: Margaret Elizabeth Little] of Hornell. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

            Funeral services will be held Thursday morning from a Buffalo funeral home and at St. Paul’s church, Kenmore [Erie Co.], N.Y., at 9:15 a. m.

            Burial will be in the family plot in the St. Bonaventure Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Saint Bonaventure Cemetery, Allegany, Cattaraugus Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kathy

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her second husband, Ernest Henry Alvord in this compilation.

            In 1880, Mary Little, age 12, is living in Titusville, Crawford Co., PA, with her widowed father, Martin Little, age 46 born Ireland, and her sister Margaret 15, born England

            From New Hampshire, Marriage and Divorce Records, 1659-1947 (Ancestry): Mary Little married Michael Sullivan on 11 Jan 1887 in Manchester, Hillsborough Co., NH.

            Mary married her second husband, Ernest Henry Alvord, on 30 Aug 1898 in Friendship, Cattaraugus Co., NY.

 

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MATILDA CHRISTIANA HARRIS LYRETT ALFORD

 

NEW YORK HERALD

New York, NY—Sunday, 25 July 1875

 

DIED

 

            On July 23, at her late residence, No. 330 West Forty-third street, Matilda Christiana Alford, in the 50th year of her age.

            Friends are invited to attend the funeral, at the Chapel of the Shepherd Flock, Forty-third street, between Eighth and Ninth avenues, at one P.M., on the 25th inst.

FAG photo requested 3/19/2016

 

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

            From England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 (Ancestry): Matilda Christiana Harris was born 29 Feb 1824 in St. Augustine-the-Less [Church of England parish church], Bristol, Gloucester, England, daughter of James Harris and Christiana.

 

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MAUREEN A. MCCAFFERY ALFORD

 

Maureen McCaffery Alford

Photo from Haughey Funeral Home

 

THE LEADER

Corning, Steuben Co., NY—9 November 2009

 

COOPERS PLAINS—Maureen A. McCaffery Alford, 47 years of 111 Mountainview Place died Sunday November 8, 2009 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

            She was born March 28, 1962 in Corning, NY the daughter of the late Roderick L. and Rita K. McCarthy McCaffery. A lifetime resident of the area, graduating from St. Mary’s Catholic School and Corning/Painted Post East High School (class of 1981). She was a certified pharmacy technician, employed with Rite Aid of Corning, NY.

            Maureen and David Alford were married September 2, 1998 in Campbell, NY.

            She was a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Mary’s Church.

            Maureen was completely devoted and loving to her husband, David and family. She was known as the “World’s Greatest Aunt”. Her unselfish ways and humor of one liners will be remembered by all.

            She enjoyed camping with family and loved animals. Her kindness and joy to others will truly be missed by family, co workers and numerous friends.

            Surviving her husband, David Alford. Father in law, Raymond Alford of Coopers Plains, NY. Sisters, Colleen (Henry) Mapes of Campbell, NY., Mary Kay (Dominick) Lisi of Corning, NY., Kathleen McCaffery (Terry Nichols) of Rochester, NY and Kelly McCaffery of Corning, NY. Sisters in law, Mary Ann (Jim) Doyle of Albany, NY and Cindy (Bill) Shepherd of Elmira, NY. Aunts, Maureen McCarthy of Corning, NY., Johanna McCarthy of Schenectady, NY and Grace (Frank) Wilson of Painted Post, NY. Several nieces and nephews and also her special Newfoundland canine companion, Murphy.

            She was predeceased by brother, Patrick Michael “Meatball” McCaffery.

            Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home 216 E. First St., Corning, NY Thursday November 12, 2009 from 4-7pm. A Prayer service will be held at the funeral home Friday November 13, 2009 at 9:30am. A Mass of Christian Burial and Committal Prayers will follow at 10:00am. St. Mary’s Church, Corning, NY. Interment will be in the family plot at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

            The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Maureen’s name to: Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA, Inc., 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903-7933 or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.

            To view Maureen’s video tribute, please visit: www.haugheyfuneralhome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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MAURICE LLOYD ALFORD

Father of Michael Lynn Alford, AAFA #0036

 

[Maurice died in FL, but we are also publishing his obituary here because of his close ties to NY.]

 

PRESS-REPUBLICAN

Plattsburgh, Clinton Co., NY—Tuesday, 11 February 2003

 

LAKE PLACID—Maurice L. Alford, 76, died on Jan. 2, 2003, at the Jacaranda Rest Home in Saint Petersburg, Fla.

            He was born on April 2, 1926, in Lake Placid, N.Y., the son of B. McClure and Beatrice (LaGrave) Alford.

            Maurice was a veteran of World War II, having served honorably in the Army Air Corp.

            A graduate of Lake Placid High School and St. Lawrence University, he pursued a successful insurance career in Plattsburgh, N.Y., where he was active in community affairs.

            His most favored past-time was officiating with close friends in the timing booth at the original bob run at Mt. Van Hoevenburg. The 1980 LPOOC, recognizing this dedication and his significant contributions as a pioneer record setting speed skater in the 1930’s, allowed him honorary status as Official Timer (Bob run) during the 1990 Olympic Games.

            He is survived by five children; five grandchildren; two brothers, Reginald of Lake City, Fla., and Malcolm of Lake Placid.

            He was predeceased by his wife, the former Marilyn Traynor of West Chazy; and a daughter Melaney Alford, also of West Chazy.

            Internment in the North Elba Cemetery will be arranged at a later date by the M.B. Clark Funeral Home.

 

 

Photo from North Elba Cemetery, North Elba, Essex Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Patrick Egan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Maurice L. Alford (SS# issued in NY), last residence St. Petersburg, Pinellas Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his daughter Melaney Alford; parents, B. McClure Alford and Beatrice M. LaGrave Alford; and paternal grandparents, Frank Gates Alford and Minnie Durgan Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Michael Lynn Alford in Oklahoma Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Maurice Lloyd 1926 NY1, B. McClure 1903 NY2, Frank Gates 1865 NY3, Reuel C. 1839 NY4, Rufus 1812 VT5, Ashley Owen 1770 VT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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MELANEY ALFORD

Sister of Michael Lynn Alford, AAFA #0036

 

[She died in MA, but we are also including her obituary here because of her close ties to NY.]

 

PRESS-REPUBLICAN

Plattsburgh, Clinton Co., NY—Saturday, 21 April 1979

 

WEST CHAZY—Miss Melaney Alford, 24, died Thursday evening at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Boston, Mass.

            She was born March 11, 1955 in Plattsburgh the daughter of Maurice Alford and Marilyn (Traynor) Alford.

            She is survived by her mother and father; two brothers, Michael of Syracuse and Mitchel of West Chazy; four sisters, Mrs. Peter (Maureen) Rimstad of Germany, Mariann Alford of Buffalo, Maureta Alford of Lake Placid and Melinda Alford of West Chazy.

            Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in West Chazy at a later date.

            The O’Neill-Redden-Drown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Apr 1979) dates of Melaney Alford (SS# issued in NY), last residence Brighton, Suffolk Co., MA.

            See the obituaries of her father, Maurice Lloyd Alford; and grandfather B. McClure Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Michael Lynn Alford in Oklahoma Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Melaney 1955 NY1, Maurice Lloyd 1926 NY2, B. McClure 1903 NY3, Frank Gates 1865 NY4, Reuel C. 1839 NY5, Rufus 1812 VT6, Ashley Owen 1770 VT7, Benedict 1716 CT8, Benedict 1688 CT9, Jeremiah 1655 CT10, Benedict 1619 England11, Thomas 1598 England12.

 

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MILDRED L. “MILLIE” ALFORD REYNOLDS MUNYAN

 

PRESS & SUN-BULLETIN

Binghamton, Broome Co., NY—Thursday, 26 June 2003

 

            Mildred R. Munyan, 92, passed away on June 24, 2003, at her home in Afton [Chenango Co.]. Services were held on Saturday at C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel at 21 Main Street in Sidney [Delaware Co.].

            Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery.

            She was born on May 21, 1911 to Albert B. and Anna Mae Sornberger Alford. She and her husband, Ernest, operated the family farm on Buckley Road in Coventryville for 50 years. She was a lifelong member of the Coventryville Congregational Church where she was the organist for 45 years. She was also a member of the Coventry Town Museum and the Afton Historical Society.

            Surviving are her nieces and nephews, Virginia DeSolvo of St. Louis, Missouri; Fred Alford of Oneida; Darla A. Wayman of Afton; Leonard Alford of Coventryville; Betty Smith of Norwich; Madeline Atwell of Windsor; Monty Alford of Florida; Harold Alford of Binghamton; and Harvey Alford of Binghamton.

            Millie was predeceased by her first husband, Ernest Reynolds; infant daughter, Martha Reynolds; second husband, Clarence Munyan; brothers, Fred, Chester, Louis, Robert, and Leon; sisters, Grace and Nina; nieces, Sandra Ives and Marilyn Amarella; and nephew, Charles Alford.

 

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Photo from Glenwood Cemetery, Afton, Chenango Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, JTF

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mildred R. Munyan (SS# issued in NY), last residence Afton, Chenango Co., NY.

            Her father, identified as Albert Burr Alford in online family trees, is listed on the 1880 census in Coventry, Chenango Co., NY: Fred Alford, farm laborer age 28 born England; his wife Eliza 28 NY; and sons Albert B. 6 NY and Deloss 1 NY.

            Her lineage: Mildred L. 1911 NY1, Albert Burr 1874 NY2, Frederick R. 1852 England3.

 

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MINNIE DURGAN ALFORD

Great-Grandmother of Michael Lynn Alford, AAFA #0036

 

LAKE PLACID NEWS

Lake Placid, Essex Co., NY—Sunday, 7 March 1954

 

Services Tuesday for Mrs. Frank G. Alford, 85

 

            Services for Mrs. Minnie Alford, 85 were held Tuesday afternoon at Clark’s Funeral home by the Rev. Clair E. Carpenter, pastor of the Adirondack Community church. The body was placed in the vault to await burial in the spring in North Elba cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford died Sunday night [February 28] at Placid Memorial hospital where she had been a patient less than 24 hours. Her death followed a long illness. Born in Peasleville [sic: Peasleeville, Clinton Co.] on Oct. 9, 1868, she was the daughter of David and Mary McKee Dargan and was the last surviving member of the Dargan family. She had been a resident of Lake Placid for 65 years.

            Survivors include her husband, Frank G. Alford; a daughter, Mrs. Mable A. Lyon, Lake Placid; three sons, Howard D., Sacketts Harbor; David R. and B.M. Alford, Lake Placid; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

            Bearers were Maurice Alford and Carl Bullis, Plattsburg, William Alford, Wilmington, and Clyde Daby, Justin Westcott and Walter Torrance of this village.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Frank Gates Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and children B. McClure Alford, David Ruel Alford, Howard Durgan Alford, and Mabel Alford Lyon in this compilation.

 

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NANCY M. NICKS HALFORD

 

TIMES UNION

Albany, Albany Co., NY—Friday, 7 October 2011

 

            Nancy M. Halford of Meadowview Drive passed away on Wednesday, October 5, 2011 at St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany. She was 70.

            Born on July 11, 1941 in Somerville, MA, she is the daughter of Roy and Sylvia (Randall) Nicks, Brooksville, FL predeceased by Robert MacCurdy. She is the wife of John D. Halford, Jr., whom she married on November 4, 1961; fast approaching their 50th wedding anniversary.

            Nancy was a Registered Nurse until she took over as Corporate Treasurer for the family business, Hoosac Valley Farmers’ Exchange, Inc. in Schaghticoke. She enjoyed spending the winters at High Point Golf Community in Brooksville, FL. Locally she was an active member of the Presbyterian United Church and the Order of the Eastern Star. Above all she was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend.

            In addition to her beloved husband, John and her parents Roy and Sylvia, she is survived by their loving children, Sylvia Daigle and husband Dan of West Sand Lake and John (Jay) D. Halford, III and wife Tammy of Wilton, her adoring grandchildren, Laura Daigle, Michael Daigle, Tyler McMahon and John D. (Ian) Halford, IV. Also survived by her sister Sandra Bogossian of Brooksville, FL and many, many friends.

            A Memorial Service will be conducted at 11:30am on Sunday, October 9 at the Presbyterian United Church, 165 Main Street, Schaghticoke with Pastor Mary Woodman officiating. Inurnment will be in the Gerald B. H. Solomon Saratoga National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials in Nancy’s honor be made to the Presbyterian United Church, PO Box 148, Schaghticoke, NY 12154.

            Online remembrances may be made at www.chasesmithfamily.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Nancy M. Halford (SS# issued in NY), last residence Schaghticoke, Rensselaer Co., NY.

 

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NANNIE B. “NAN” HALLFORD AMEY

 

BUFFALO NEWS

Buffalo, Erie Co., NY—Wednesday, 27 November 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

            Nannie B. “Nan” Amey, 79, of Main Street, a retired employee of the Newfane Health Facility, died Tuesday (Nov. 26, 1996) in Newfane Inter-Community Memorial Hospital.

            A native of Andalusia, Ala., the former Nannie Hallford had worked in the laundry at the nursing home for 17 years before she retired in 1990. She lived in the Wilson and Newfane area for 30 years and moved here from Niagara Falls. Her husband, Bruce R. Amey, died in 1966.

            Surviving are two sons, Jeffrey and Terry; three daughters, Melody of Niagara Falls, and June Free and Carolyn Boroughs, both of Montgomery, Ala.; four brothers, Merl Hallford, Earl Hallford, J.W. Hallford and Norman Hallford, all of Alabama; a sister, Barbara Chambliss of Georgia; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

            Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the Rutland-Corwin Funeral Home, 2670 Main St. Burial will be in Niagara Falls Memorial Park, Lewiston.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nannie Amey (SS# issued in AL) was born 15 March 1917, last residence Newfane, Niagara Co., NY.

 

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NETTIE MAY FIFIELD HATCH ALFORD

 

OGDENSBURG JOURNAL

Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence Co., NY—Monday, 8 July 1985

 

CANTON—Funeral services for Nettie May Alford, 94, formerly of Rt. 4, Canton, will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Lawrence Funeral Home in Canton with Rev. Dr. David Morgan officiating. Burial will be in the Crary Mills Cemetery.

            Calling hours at the funeral home will be held this afternoon and evening.

            Mrs. Alford died Sunday (July 7, 1985) at the Massena Memorial Hospital.

            Surviving are two sons, Harold Hatch of Canton, Ralph Hatch of Hannawa Falls; a daughter, Jenny Crary of Canton; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

            She was born April 2, 1891, daughter of Luman and Jenny Aires Fifefield. She was first married to Fred Hatch who predeceased her. She later married Bill Alford who died in 1974 [sic: 1945].

FAG photo requested 10/2/2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ July 1985) dates of Nettie Alford (SS# issued in NY), last residence Canton, Saint Lawrence Co., NY.

            See the obituary of her second husband, William Anthony Alford, in this compilation.

            Her maiden name is misspelled in her obituary. In 1900 and 1910, she was living with her mother, Jenny Ayers, and stepfather, Ralph Ayers, in Pierrepont, St. Lawrence Co., NY.

 

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NETTIE NORTHRUP ALFORD

 

COURIER AND FREEMAN

Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., NY—Wednesday, 17 August 1887

 

            Mrs. Nettie Alford, wife of Forest Alford, formerly of South Pierpont, late of Canton, died Thursday night the 11th inst., funeral today at Pierpont Center.

            Mrs. Alford was a daughter of Nelson Northrop, of this town. She leaves two little children motherless, one a baby boy about two weeks old.

 

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Photo from Pierrepont Hill Cemetery, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Anne Cady

Nettie’s first name is on the top of the gravestone.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his her husband, Forest A. Alford, in this compilation.

 

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NORMAN J. ALVORD

 

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Photo from Baker-Swan Funeral Home

 

DAILY REPORTER

Wellsville, Allegany Co., NY—Wednesday, 9 October 2013

 

WELLSVILLE—Norman J. Alvord, 66, passed away peacefully on Monday (Oct. 7, 2013) at the Bath VA Medical Center following a courageous battle with cancer.

            Mr. Alvord was born on May 19, 1947, in Wellsville, to Kenneth B. and Marie O. (Leo) Alvord. He graduated in 1965 from Andover Central School and later served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. On Nov. 13, 1999, in Andover, he married Eileen F. Brown, who predeceased him on March 12, 2012.

            Norman was a foreman for National Fuel in Wellsville for 38 years until his retirement in 2005.

            Norm is survived by two sons, Kevin Alvord of Syracuse, and William (Pam) Alvord of Denver, Colo.; three daughters, Cynthia (Joseph) Hudson of New Zealand, Tammy (Christopher) Golish of Spencerport, and Bridget Helveston of Andover; three sisters, Corrine (Tom) Glass of Scio, Emily (William) Beyer of Falls Church, Va. and Mary (Rich) Bolero of Andover; two brothers, Leo G. (Patricia) Alvord of Wellsville, and David “Mickey” (Joan) Alvord of Cumming, Ga.; six grandchildren, Kara (Andrew) Hudson with great-grandchildren twins expected in December, Bella Puru, Brighton Quill, Miranda Golish, Bradley Golish and Maggie Helveston; and several nieces and nephews.

            Norm was an avid fan of Western movies and fishing at Waneta Lake. He was a proud member of the Wellsville American Legion. He loved the holidays and spending time with family, especially the grandchildren. Even with the limitations of his many illnesses, he never missed the opportunity to attend his grandchildren’s special events and sporting activities.

            Friends may call on Friday from 4-7 p.m. at the Baker-Swan Funeral Home in Andover. The funeral service will be held on Saturday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Fr. John Cornelius of the Immaculate Conception Church in Wellsville officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow in Hillside Cemetery in Andover. Online condolences may be offered at www.baker-swan.com.

            Memorial contributions in Norm’s name may be made to Allegany County Cancer Services, Attn: Lori Ballengee, 100 South Highland Ave., Wellsville, NY 14895.

FAG photo requested 2/14/2016

 

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

            We included the obituary of his paternal grandfather, Henry Forsythe Alvord, in Pennsylvania Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Norman J. 1947 NY1, Kenneth Brainerd 1908 NY2, Henry Forsythe 1880 NY3, George Washington 1858 NY4, Elbridge 1832 NY5, Lyman ???? CT6, Asahel Gould 1769 CT7, Asahel 1746 CT8, Asahel 1720 MA9, Thomas 1683 MA10, Thomas 1653 CT11, Alexander 1627 England12, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England13.

 

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NUNA ALFORD HATCHER

 

[She died in NY, but we are also publishing her obituary in Ohio Obituaries because of her close ties to OH.]

 

BEACON JOURNAL

Akron, Summit Co., OH—3 July 1990

 

            Nuna Alford Hatcher, of Corona, N.Y., passed away Thursday, June 28 1990.

            Mrs. Hatcher lived in this community for 23 years, was a member of the Greater Temple Baptist Church, and lived two years in Corona, N.Y.

            She was preceded in death by husband, Rev. Jim Hatcher; sons, Tommie and Alfred; daughter, Mary Sue; and sisters, Alberta Stone and Annie Warren.

            She leaves, to mourn her passing, sons, Billy, Bobby and Franklin of Akron daughters, Eloise McDonald of Akron, Dorothy Woods of New York, with whom Nuna resided, and Alfreda Williams of Youngstown; sisters, Martha Lovejoy of Chicago, Ill., and Maggie Matthews of Long Beach, Calif.; 48 grandchildren; 38 great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.

            Services will be held today, 11 a.m., at the Good Shepherd Baptist Church, where friends may call one hour prior to service time, Rev. Horace L. Drake officiating. Condolences may be sent to 1181 Winton Ave. (Services Entrusted to Turner & Rhoden, 724-1201.)

 

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Photo from Glendale Cemetery, Akron, Summit Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Helen Sutton

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nuna Hatcher (SS# issued in AL) was born 19 July 1900, last residence Flushing, Queens Co., NY.

 

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OLIE K. ALFORD

 

ADIRONDACK DAILY ENTERPRISE

Saranac Lake, Franklin Co., NY—Monday, 20 November 1961

 

            Olie K. Alford, a resident of Lake Placid since 1880, died suddenly Saturday evening [November 18] at his home on the Averyville Road.

            Mr. Alford was born in Peasleeville [Clinton Co.] on May 21, 1873, the son of Reuel and Climena Martin Alford. He was a farmer.

            Survivors are his wife the former Ina Salem: a son, Martin; two daughters, Mrs. Charles Pomeroy and Mrs. Frank Sears, all of Lake Placid; eight grandchildren; one great grandchild and several nieces and nephews.

            Friends may call at the Clark funeral Home today and tomorrow from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. There will be a funeral service Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock at the funeral home with the Rev. Kenneth W. Beatty, pastor of the Adirondack Community Church, officiating. Burial will be in North Elba Cemetery.

 

Photo from North Elba Cemetery, North Elba, Essex Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Patrick Egan

Photo posted 20 Sept 2012—no death date has been inscribed or Ina

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Ina Salem Alford; daughters Elizabeth F. “Betty” Alford Sears and Ethel Alford Pomeroy; and siblings Josephine Alford Wood, Frank Gates Alford, George R. Alford, Harvey Giles Alford, and Rufus H. Alford in this compilation.

            Olie’s parents, Reuel C. Alford (1839–1896) and Climena A. Martin Alford (1839–1911) share a gravestone in North Elba Cemetery.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Olie K. 1873 NY1, Reuel C. 1839 NY2, Rufus 1812 VT3, Ashley Owen 1770 VT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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ORSAMUS HASTINGS ALVORD

 

VERMONT GAZETTE

Bennington, Bennington Co., VT—Saturday, 11 September 1875

 

DIED

 

            In New York, N.Y., Sept 6, Orsamus H. Alvord, son of the late O.S. Alvord, of Wilmington, aged 33 years.

 

AAFA NOTES: Orsamus was the only child of Orpheus Sidney Alvord and his first wife, Hannah Sophia Hastings.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogies, Known Descendants of Alexander Alvord and Mary Vore and Thomas Alford b. about 1598 England.

            His ALVORD lineage: Orsamus Hastings 1843 VT1, Orpheus Sidney 1816 VT2, Spencer 1791 MA3, Seth 1763 MA4, Gad 1726 MA5, John 1685 MA6, Thomas 1653 CT7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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OTIS FRIES ALVORD

 

OGDENSBURG JOURNAL

Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence Co., NY—Wednesday, 1 October 1941

 

REV. ALVORD PASSES AWAY DOWN STATE

 

WINTHROP—In the Sept. 27 issue of The Christian Leader is recorded the death of Rev. Otis Fries Alvord, who passed away at his home in Friendship, N.Y., on Sept. 6, after an illness of more than a year. He was the son of Rev. Francis M. and Rebecca Pardee Alvord, life long residents of Friendship.

            Mr. Alvord was born Mar. 28, 1860. He was graduated from Friendship Academy in 1880 as valedictorian of his class. The same year he entered St. Lawrence University and was graduated from the Theological School in 1884. After his ordination he began a ministry that lasted for 50 years of active service. He held pastorates in Maine, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, North Carolina and New York.

            Dec. 24, 1891 Mr. Alvord and Miss Nellie Bond of Ridgeway, N.Y. were married. Two children were born to them, one of whom, a son, Orren B. Alvord survives.

            Mrs. Alvord is an ordained minister of the Universalist Church, but has been deprived of active service for the past few years because of illness that has confined her to a wheel chair.

            A nephew, Rev. Arnold L. Simonson of Bangor, Me., assisted in the funeral service, which was held from the home, Sept. 9.

            Mr. and Mrs. Alvord served the local Universalist Church in connection with the Potsdam Universalist Church in 1923 and Mr. Simonson the local church in 1932. Mr. Simonson said in a short resume of the life of Mr. Alvord, “He was a scholar and a gentleman, above all a man of principle and fair play.” The trio made many friends in Winthrop.

FAG photo requested 2/14/2016

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his brother Ernest Henry Alvord in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Otis Fries 1860 NY1, Francis Milton 1819 VT2, Otis 1789 VT3, Seth 1763 MA4, Gad 1726 MA5, John 1685 MA6, Thomas 1653 CT7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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PAUL HENRY HALFORD

 

THE TRIBUNE-PRESS

Gouverneur, St. Lawrence Co., NY—13 February 1985

 

            Paul H. Halford, 64, Sleepy Acres Trailer Park, Gouverneur retired International Talc Co. worker, died at 3:40 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 7 in the intensive care unit at Edward John Noble Hospital where he had been admitted at midnight.

            There will be a graveside service in Hailesboro Cemetery in the spring. Memorial donations may be to Gouverneur Fire Department or Rescue Squad.

            Arrangements were with Burr-Green Funeral Home. There were no calling hours.

            He is survived by a son, James, Gouverneur, four sisters, Mrs. Robert (Lucille)Brown, Gouverneur; Mrs. George (Frances) Klock, Fine; Mrs. Glenn (Joyce) Bressette, Edwards and Mrs. Austin (Ruth) Gauhan, Syracuse and four brothers, John, Patchogue, L.L; Everett, Potsdam; Richard, Houston, Texas and Ernest, Oregon.

            A brother, Carl died Jan. 7, 1985 and a brother, Ralph, died Aug. 26. 1984.

            He was born at Hailesboro, June 16, 1920, son of Thomas and Pauline Deslisle Halford, and attended Gouverneur High School.

            After employment by Oswegatchie Light and Power Co., he entered the U.S. Army, serving from1940 to 1945 and was a staff sergeant in the military police in Hawaii at the time of the Pearl Harbor attack in1941.

            Following his army discharge, he worked in Maine for a short time until joining International Talc Co., where he worked as a crusherman from 1947 until retiring in 1974.

            He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, a life member of Silas Wainwright Post 6338, Veterans of Foreign Wars and a member of James Maloy Post 65, American Legion.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Feb 1985) dates of Paul Halford (SS# issued in NY), last residence Gouverneur, St. Lawrence Co., NY.

            See the obituaries of his father Thomas Halford; and siblings Everett Charles Halford, Frances Delia Halford Klock, Lucille Margaret Halford Brown, Ralph Thomas Halford, and Robert Ward Halford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brother Richard James Halford in Texas Obituaries; and sister Joyce Evelyn Halford Ward Bressette in Florida Obituaries.

            His lineage: Paul Henry 1920 NY1, Thomas 1884 Canada2, Charles T. 1860 England3.

 

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PHYLLIS ALFORD

 

BUFFALO NEWS

Buffalo, Erie Co., NY—Thursday, 4 December 2003

 

            Phyllis Alford, a homemaker, died Monday (Dec. 1, 2003) in Buffalo General Hospital after a long illness. She was 47.

            The Winfield, La., native moved to Buffalo in 1967. She attended East High School.

            Survivors, all of Buffalo, include a daughter, Latoria Slaughter, and four sisters, Cora Fowler Wilson, Brenda Peterson, Marie Jackson and Linda Davenport.

            Services will be held at noon Friday in United Memorial Funeral Home, 3272 Bailey Ave., after a wake at 11 a.m. Burial will be in St. Matthews Cemetery, West Seneca.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Phyllis Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 17 June 1956, last residence Buffalo, Erie Co., NY.

 

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RALPH S. HALFORD

 

NEW YORK TIMES

New York City, NY—Saturday, 9 December 1978

 

 

DR. RALPH S. HALFORD, LEADER IN CHEMISTRY; AT COLUMBIA 32 YEARS

 

            Dr. Ralph S. Halford, a dean, professor emeritus and vice president of Columbia University, died yesterday at his home in Manhattan after a long illness. He was 64 years old.

            Dr. Halford retired last year after more than 30 years at Columbia. He joined the faculty in 1946 as an associate professor of chemistry and was named a full professor in 1952. In that year he was awarded a Guggenheim fellowship and from 1957 to 1959 he was chairman of the chemistry department. While chairman he developed a program that permitted exceptionally able students to earn a Ph.D. in chemistry in two years after graduation.

            In 1959 he became vice provost for projects and grants and in 1961 he was appointed dean of the faculties of political science, philosophy and pure science. It was then called the Graduate Faculties and is now the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. In 1967 he was appointed special assistant to the president of Columbia for special projects. The following year he was named vice president for special projects, a post he held until his retirement last year.

            Dr. Halford was born in Vallejo, Calif. He got a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry in 1935 and a Ph.D. in 1938 from the University of California at Berkeley. He lectured in chemistry for two years at Berkeley before becoming a national research fellow at Harvard, where he later became an instructor and then a lecturer. He was a former associate editor of The Journal of Chemical Physics and consulting editor of the Appleton-Century-Crofts Tests in Chemistry.

            Surviving are his wife, Marion, and a brother, Joseph, of Sante Fe, N.M.

            Funeral services will be private.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ralph S. Halford (SS# issued in NY) was born 21 Apr 1914 and died _____ Dec 1978, last residence New York, NY.

 

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RALPH THOMAS HALFORD

 

THE TRIBUNE-PRESS

Gouverneur, St. Lawrence Co., NY—29 August 1984

 

            Ralph T. Halford, 72, Hailesboro [St. Lawrence Co.], retired St. Joe Minerals employee, died Sunday, Aug. 26 in Edward John Noble Hospital, where he had been admitted July 5.

            The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday in Trinity Episcopal Church, with Rev. Philip B. Gausby officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery.

            He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Charles (Shirley) Mousaw, Somerville; two sons, Lloyd, Johnstown, Ohio, and Thomas, Syracuse; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; four sisters, Joyce Ward, Lucille Brown and Frances Klock, all of Gouverneur, and Ruth Gaughan, Syracuse, and six brothers, Everett, Potsdam; Ernest, Oregon; Carl, California; Richard, Texas; Paul Gouverneur; and John, Long Island.

            Born at Hailesboro on Nov. 12, 1911, son of Thomas and Pauline Halford, he attended Hailesboro and Gouverneur Schools.

            He started work at St. Joe Feb. 24, 1930, continuing for 46 years until retiring as stockroom clerk on Dec. 1, 1976.

            He married Flossie Nichols July 3, 1933 in Trinity Episcopal Church with Rev. Victor O. Boyle, rector officiating. The couple lived in the village until moving to Somerville in 1939. Mrs. Halford died June 13, 1975.

            For the past seven years, Mr. Halford had lived at Hailesboro at the home of Mrs. Freida Price.

            Active in local veterans’ organizations, he was a member of the Dads of Foreign Service Veterans Post 80, charter member of the Dads of American Legion and a member of Trinity Episcopal Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death [_____ Aug 1984] dates of Ralph Halford (SS# issued in NY), last residence Gouverneur, St. Lawrence Co., NY.

            See the obituaries of his father, Thomas Halford; and siblings Everett Charles Halford, Frances Delia Halford Klock, Lucille Margaret Halford Brown, Paul Henry Halford, and Robert Ward Halford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brother Richard James Halford in Texas Obituaries; and sister Joyce Evelyn Halford Ward Bressette in Florida Obituaries.

            His lineage: Ralph Thomas 1911 NY1, Thomas 1884 Canada2, Charles T. 1860 England3.

 

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RAYMOND NEIL ALFORD

 

THE LEADER

Corning, Steuben Co., NY—Wednesday, 13 March 2013

 

COOPERS PLAINS NY—Alford, Raymond Neil, 79, of Coopers Plains, NY died peacefully Sunday, March 10, 2013 surrounded by his loving family.

            Born in Union City, Pennsylvania, he was the son of the late George and Anna Alford.

            Mr. Alford served in the U.S. Army’s 313th Communication Battalion during the Korean War where he received the National Defense Medal.

            He was a scholar athlete and honors graduate of Union City High School’s class of 1951 and a 1960 graduate of Pennsylvania State University, where he was fifth in his class and a member of Penn State’s Pi Tau Sigma National Honorary Mechanical Engineering Fraternity.

            Mr. Alford began his career as Junior Engineer in 1960 at Dresser Rand (formally Ingersoll Rand). While at Dresser Rand he managed gas engine design and development in the Gas Compressor Group and coordinated all gas engine programs to meet project objectives for manufacturability.

            He was a co-inventor of several patents; authored several professional articles on engineering innovation; and was member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.

            Mr. Alford retired after 34 years as Vice President of Engineering Process/Compressor Division in 2000.

            He was the devoted father of David N. Alford (Lisa), Cindy (William) Alford, Mary Ann (James) Doyle and the beloved grandfather of Lindsay and Matthew Doyle.

            He was the loving companion of 32 years to Dianne Roe. He is also survived by his siblings, George Nelson Alford, Robert (Ellen) Alford, Ann Sokolowski, and Martha Williamson.

            He was pre-deceased by his sister, Mary Anderson.

            Funeral services will be held Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 12:00 pm from the Acly-Stover Funeral Home, Corning, NY with Pastor Connie Constance Sceifert officiating.

            Relatives, friends and colleagues are invited to pay their respects from 10:00 am to noon. Committal prayers and interment will follow with full military honors in Chapel Knoll Cemetery, Painted Post, NY.

            Donations may be made in Ray’s name to the Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, New York 14903. Angela Acly Carr AclyStover Funeral Home 327 E. Second St., Corning, NY 14830 607-936-9531 www.aclystoverfuneral home.com

 

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Photo from Chapel Knoll Cemetery, Erwin, Steuben Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Carol Eastway

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Raymond N. Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 2 May 1933, last residence not listed.

            We included the obituaries of his sisters Ann M. Alford Sokolowski and Mary Alford Myers Kasbee Anderson in Pennsylvania Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Raymond Neil 1933 PA1, George Neil 1888 PA2, Melvin 1852 PA3, Oliver N. 1829 PA4, Oliver 1795 VT5, Oliver 1767 VT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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RICHARD EDWARD ALVORD

 

TIMES UNION

Albany, Albany Co., NY—Friday, 23 September 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

MIDDLE GROVE [Saratoga Co.]—Richard Edward Alvord, 53, of Hughes Road died Wednesday [September 21] in Saratoga Hospital, Saratoga Springs.

            He was born in Schenectady. Mr. Alvord worked for the General Electric Co. He served in the Air Force from 1959 to 1961. He was a member of Bethesda Episcopal Church. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and stock car races.

            Survivors include four sons, Alan Alvord and Darrell Alvord, both of Middle Grove, Todd Alvord of Galway and Michael Alvord of Greenfield; his father, Dorian Alvord of Mezten, Texas; a brother, Gary Alvord of Rexford; and three grandchildren.

            A service will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday in the William J. Burke and Sons Funeral Home, 628 N. Broadway, with burial in Middle Grove Cemetery....

FAG photo requested 1/12/2016

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his son Alan Scott Alvord; and father, Dorian E. Alvord, in this compilation.

            From Ancestry family trees: He was born 27 Jan 1941 in Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Richard Edward 1941 NY1, Dorian E. 1915 NY2, Charles Augustus 1887 PA3, Dory Willis 1857 PA4, James Boyd 1827 PA5, Zenas 1789 CT6, Seth 1754 CT7, Seth 1714 MA8, Thomas 1683 MA9, Thomas 1653 CT10, Alexander 1627 England11, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England12.

 

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RICHARD J. ALFRED

 

HERALD AMERICAN

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Sunday, 11 May 1997

 

            Richard J. Alfred Sr., 84, of R.D. 3, State Street Road, died Friday [May 9] at home.

            Born in Port Byron, Mr. Alfred graduated from Port Byron High School.

            He was a World War II Army veteran and formerly worked at Auburn Spark Plug. He also was employed 20 years as a school bus driver with the Port Byron School District. Mr. Alfred was a member of the VFW post in Montezuma and the American Legion in Port Byron.

            His wife, Rose, died in 1972.

            Surviving are a son, Richard of Port Byron; two grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

            Services are private. Burial is in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Port Byron. There are no calling hours. Contributions may be made to the Port Byron Reading Center, Utica Street, Port Byron 13140. Langham Funeral Home has arrangements.

 

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Photo from Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Port Byron, Cayuga Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Karen Alfred

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Richard Alfred (SS# issued in NY) was born 9 Feb 1913, last residence Port Byron, Cayuga Co., NY.

 

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RICKY LEE ALFORD

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Friday, 15 March 1996

 

            Ricky V. Alford, 37, of 1741 W. Onondaga St. died of complications from AIDS Wednesday at Community-General Hospital.

            A native of California, Mr. Alford lived in Syracuse since 1988. He was a self-employed writer and was a student at Onondaga Community College, where he was a staff writer for its newspaper, Overview.

            Mr. Alford was a member of The Living Room and worked on the “Name Project.”

            Surviving are his mother, Ruth Alford of Salineville, Ohio; two brothers, Clifford of California and Wayne of Florida; three sisters, Vicky Wilson of Red Bluff, Calif., Lori Sherran of Sacramento, Calif., and Claudette Smith of Salineville; his maternal grandmother, Nell Donahe of Milpitas, Calif.; two nephews; and two nieces.

            Services will be at 7:30 p.m. today in First English Lutheran Church. Burial arrangements are incomplete.

            The family will receive friends in the church after the services.

            Contributions may be made to the Ricky Alford Scholarship Fund, in care of the Onondaga Community College Foundation.

            Greenleaf Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ricky Lee Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 14 March 1958, last residence Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY.

            California Birth Index, 1905–1995 (Ancestry) lists Ricky L. Alford born 14 March 1958 in Monterey Co., mother’s maiden name Johncox.

 

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ROBERT “RABBIT”ALFORD

 

SYRACUSE HERALD-JOURNAL

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Tuesday, 20 December 1994

 

            Robert Alford, 43, of 157 W. Lynhurst Ave., died Friday at Community-General Hospital after a long illness.

            Mr. Alford was born in Mullins, S.C., and lived in Syracuse 40 years. He retired from Carrier Corp. after 22 years.

            Surviving are his wife, Linda; four sons, Darnell, Robert Jr., Prentiss and Marcus, all of Syracuse; his father, Cephus of Syracuse; a brother, Albert of Syracuse; four sisters, Betty Alford, Donna Alford and Alice Alford, all of Syracuse, and Helen Evans of Cato; a granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

            Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

            Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. today at Edwin L. Cole Funeral Home, 2104 S. Salina St.

 

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Photo from Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Diane LM

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Robert Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 12 March 1951, last residence Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Cephus Alford and Alice Davis Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ROBERT LENARD ALVORD

Father of Shirley Ann Alvord Nash, AAFA #0912

 

PULASKI DEMOCRAT

Pulaski, Oswego Co., NY—Thursday, 26 August 1965

 

            Robert L. Alvord, 59, of Airport Road, Amboy, died unexpectedly Saturday [August 21] while vacationing in the Town of Orwell [Oswego Co.].

            A native of Syracuse, he had resided in the Town of Camillus 25 years. He was employed as a serviceman for the Sears Roebuck & Co., for 20 years.

            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edna Carver Alvord; three daughters, Mrs. Wilfred Nash of North Syracuse, Mrs. Donald G. Gregory of Pulaski and Mrs. Donald A. Frost of Amboy; a brother, Donald Alvord of King Ferry; a sister, Mrs. John Burt of Elmira, and three grandchildren.

            Services were held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the B.L. Bush and Sons Funeral Home at Camillus. The Rev. Malcomb Howard officiated with burial in Belle Isle Cemetery.

FAG photo requested 1/11/2016

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Robert Alvord (SS# issued in NY) was born 19 Nov 1905 and died _____ Aug 1965, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his second wife, Edna M. Carver Alvord; and brother Donald W. Alvord in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Robert Lenard 1905 NY1, William Wallace 1880 NY2, Don Quincy 1848 NY3, Royal Tyler 1801 NY4, Woolcott 1773 MA5, John 1739 CT6, Thomas 1710 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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ROBERT ROSS ALFORD

AAFA #0736

 

 

City University of New York Graduate Center

News, Events, & Public Programs

New York, NY—14 February 2003

 

Press Release: Political Sociologist Robert Alford Dies

Was Developing New Theory of “Misinformation” Rooted in Corporate Scandals

 

            Robert Alford, an esteemed political sociologist, died Friday, February 14, in New York of pancreatic cancer. He lived in Manhattan, and also maintained a second home in Avery [Calaveras Co.], California. Although 74 years old, the cancer caught him suddenly and unawares in the midst of his very active work as Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center.

            Professor Alford was at the time of his death working along with his former student and Canadian scholar Dr. David Peerla on developing a new theory of misinformation, using Enron, other corporate scandals, and contemporary politics to examine what he considered an emerging phenomenon in our society. “On the one hand, more information is now produced and consumed than in any previous era. On the other hand, much of that information is fictitious and fraudulent,” he stated in Ideology and the Politics of Information: The Case of Enron, a paper jointly authored with Peerla. “The case of Enron, and subsequent corporate bankruptcies and scandals, is an example of the systematic falsification of information, or (to reverse it) the production of misinformation. What is striking is how little this phenomenon is recognized, let alone explained or theorized, in all of the theories of information that we have examined.” He went on to analyze the way in which the crisis in Iraq diverted media attention from the administration’s circumstantial connection to the corporate scandals.

            A dedicated and involved teacher and researcher, Professor Alford was renowned in his field, respected by his colleagues, and deeply appreciated by his students. In 1997, he was awarded the Distinguished Contribution to Teaching Award from the American Sociological Association, and he was particularly known for his understanding, insights, and explanations of how sociologists go about doing their work.

            His landmark 1985 book Powers of Theory: Capitalism, the State and Democracy (Cambridge University Press), written with a former student, Roger Friedland, was an extremely influential analysis of theories of state action, democratic participation, and class politics. Published in 1975, his book Health Care Politics: Ideological and Interest Group Barriers to Reform (University Chicago Press) presaged the politics of health care that emerged more than a decade later. The book won the C. Wright Mills Award from the Society for the Study of Social Problems for the best book published in the United States during 1975 in the area of social problems. He also made a pioneering contribution to the study of social class and voting in his book Party and Society (1963), which examined the relation between class and political parties in the U.S., Canada, Britain, and Australia. In all, he wrote, edited or contributed to dozens of books and articles.

            Until he recently turned deaf, he was an accomplished pianist and played with a professional quality string quartet. He also enjoyed working with his hands and even once built a harpsichord. He just recently built a second home for himself and his partner, Noll Anne Richardson, on a family ranch in Avery.

            The idea of craftsmanship extended from his personal life into his professional work. “He frequently drew the analogy between intellectual life and craftsman’s discipline and urged students to approach research with a craftsman’s marriage of inspiration and technique,” said Philip Kasinitz, Executive Officer of The Graduate Center’s Ph.D. Program in Sociology.

            At the time of his death, he was also collaborating with another former student, McMaster university professor Neil McLaughlin, building on Professor Alford’s book the Craft of Inquiry: Theories, Methods, Evidence (Oxford University Press, 1998) to write an expanded version of his theoretical argument for a multi-method approach to social sciences. This work would, according to Dr. McLaughlin, “summarize his very original and important perspective on the relationship between theory and research in the social sciences.” Another project he was working on was A Handbook of Political Sociology, to be published by Cambridge University Press and co-edited by himself along with Thomas Janoski, Alexander M. Hicks, and Mildred A. Schwartz. The book features over 30 original chapters assessing the field of political sociology.

            He spent his early career at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, where he rose to the rank of full professor, from 1961 to 1974, then joined the faculty at the University of California, Santa Cruz. He was also a Visiting Professor at the University of Essex, England; Columbia University; and New York University. He came to The Graduate Center of the City University of New York in 1988 as a Distinguished Professor in the Ph.D. Program in Sociology and also served as Executive Officer of the program from 1988 to 1992.

            “Bob Alford was an astonishingly original and independent-minded sociologist whose work will continue to influence the field. To those who knew him, he was also a loving and honorable man, an attentive teacher and mentor, and an irreplaceable friend,” said Distinguished Professor Frances Fox Piven, who is on The Graduate Center’s doctoral faculty in political science, as well as sociology.

            In addition to Richardson, he is survived by his first wife, Gloria Alford; second wife, Nayra Atiya; step-daughter, Katie Walker (Atiya’s daughter); three children by his first marriage, Heidi Alford (of Portland, Oregon), Jonathan Alford (of Oakland, CA), and Elissa Alford (of Northampton, MA); siblings Dorothy Walker, sister, and David Alford, brother; two grandchildren and seven nieces and nephews.

 

In another article:

 

UNION DEMOCRAT

Sonora, Tuolumne Co., CA—Sunday, 6 March 2003

 

            Robert “Bob” Alford, 74, a former resident of Angels Camp [Calaveras Co.], died on February 14, 2003, in New York. A celebration of his life was held at the family ranch in Avery on the weekend following July Fourth. Gramercy Park Memorial Chapel in New York handled arrangements.

            Mr. Alford was born in Stockton on April 18, 1928, and grew up in Angels Camp. He earned a doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley. After graduation, he took a job at the University of Wisconsin. He became the director of the sociology program at the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1974. After doing research in New York, he moved to Manhattan in 1988 and became a professor of sociology at City University of New York graduate center. He published many papers and books during his career and won awards for his efforts. A gifted teenaged pianist, he hitchhiked from Angels Camp to San Francisco just to hear Vladimir Horowitz play.

            Surviving are his partner, Noll Anne Richardson of New York; three children, Heidi Alford of Portland, Oregon, Jonathan Alford of Oakland, and Elissa Alford of North Hampton, Massachusetts; two grandchildren, Kelsey Alford-Jones and Eli Alford of Portland, Oregon; his former wife, Gloria Alford of Santa Cruz; a brother, David Alford of Avery; and a sister, Dorothy Alford Walker of Berkley.

 

In another article:

 

CONNECT WITH ALUMNI

Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley

 

By Roger Friedland

Departments of Religious Studies and Sociology, UC Santa Barbara

 

            Robert Alford died of pancreatic cancer on February 14, 2003, just months before his 75th birthday. There was to be a celebration at his parents’ ranch in Avery, California in the Sierras. Bob grew up near here at Angel’s Camp, the site of the Calaveras jumping frog contests fabled by Mark Twain. Bob loved to walk the forests paths that radiate out across the property, past the pond dense with water lilies and an apple orchard with forgotten species of fruit. The lupine and the Indian paintbrush would have been in bloom. Bob was a huge man who loped gracefully and could walk for miles. He thought best walking, which was how we worked out the structure of the Powers of Theory (1985), through hours and hours of movement.

            A socialist radical with a Wobbly heritage, he dropped out of UC Berkeley in 1951, opposed to the McCarthy loyalty oaths, and went to work and to organize as member of the Labor Youth League in an International Harvester truck factory. Robert Blauner was a fellow worker and cell-member there. After Khrushchev’s “secret” speech to the 20th Party Congress leaked out, a speech detailing Stalin’s “crimes,” his incarceration and execution of spies and enemies who were, in fact, loyal Communists, Alford, like many others, including Blauner, returned to the university. The state’s promulgation of information that was, in fact, disinformation, or outright lies, would later become a theme in his work.

            A graduate student of Seymour Martin Lipset, his 1961 doctoral dissertation on class voting was subsequently published as Party and Politics, distinguishing between determinants of the class distinctiveness of parties and the partisan distinctiveness of a class in Anglo-American democracies. The young quantitative political sociologist left for the University of Wisconsin, where, together with Michael Aiken, he led the Social Organization program until 1974. In this multivariate citadel, a generation of young students fired by the new-left enabled Bob to return intellectually to the home terrain of his politics, and indeed to leave behind the econometric rewriting of the social. In his turn Alford took his students through a critical re-engagement with the classic debates with Marxism as the way forward. It was at the seminar table, through a combination of withering critique and an overwhelming sense of care, that Bob shaped generations of sociologists who learned from him that a statement of a problem, the choice of an indicator, the settling on a particular level of observation, could have fateful consequences. His objective, as he put it, was “to unpack” a student’s approach to a problem. Doctoral prospectuses, chapters, seminar papers all merited copious, typewritten comments. His seminars were always charged, overcrowded zones of engagement. We all foolishly thought that this was how academic life was lived everywhere. Teaching for him was a kind of wrestling, a loving combat. Sometimes after Bob’s “unpacking,” you just wanted to go home and get in bed for the indefinite future. But you knew he knew you could go farther. And you did. His students didn’t just admire him; we loved him. In 1997, he was given the ASA’s Distinguished Contribution to Teaching award.

            Bob left Wisconsin to return home to California in 1974, taking on the direction of the sociology program at UC Santa Cruz. In 1975, he published Health Care Politics: Ideological and Interest Group Barriers to Reform. In that work he showed the ways in which displays of rationality and rituals of rationalization were forms of symbolic politics, part of a political process by which interest groups, organizations and the very structure of the system blocked substantive reform. The volume won the C. Wright Mills award.

            This work on politics as aesthetics, beautiful form as substitute for interested transformation, was later followed by work on the politics of aesthetic production. Music was Bob’s first passion and the piano a life-long gift, one whose pleasure was later denied him by a congenital ear defect that steadily rendered him deaf. I think music was, in fact, the template by which he understood the practice of sociology, the imagination and construction of a beautiful structure, a disciplined passion, an enchanted reconstruction of the world. And it was from music that he learned the problematic of technique. A gifted teenage pianist, he had hitchhiked from Angels Camp to San Francisco just to hear Artur Rubinstein play. If you asked him, forty years later, he would still talk about Rubinstein’s piano-playing technique. Bob discovered that concert pianists, as well as other types of musician, often experienced bodily pains, sometimes quite extreme, indeed even leading to permanent injury. This pain, however, was not a necessity, but a taken-for-granted cost of an institutionalized technique. Bob wrote about it with Andras Szanto in “Orpheus Wounded: The Experience of Pain in the Professional Worlds of the Piano” (1996, Theory and Society). He had wanted to write much more, but his own pain at not any longer being able to hear the music ended that research.

            Bob used to take out his dog-eared copy of The Sociological Imagination and read passages out loud to me like a catechist. C. Wright Mills had felt that he arrived when he finally made it to Manhattan. Bob had fallen in love with New York City as a result of doing research there for his health care politics book. Like Mills, in 1988 Alford, too, finally made it to Manhattan, where he was Distinguished Professor of Sociology at the CUNY Graduate Center. At CUNY, he spent most of his time working with students crafting their dissertations. Sociologically speaking, Bob was a committed Trinitarian. Everything came to him in threes—home domains, theories, levels of analysis, modes of inquiry, classical theorists, and as it turned out, academic homes. His last major book, The Craft of Inquiry: Theories, Methods, Evidence (1998), an exploration of historical, quantitative and interpretative modalities, developed out of decades of doing what he did best--working through the design, the genre, the technique by which one sought to apprehend the social. Bob was the master of the master class. There are hundreds of scholars out there whose craft was learned at his table. And for this we give thanks.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Robert R. Alford (SS# issued in CA) but his death date is listed as 15 February 2003, last residence New York City, NY.

 

1930 CENSUS

Stockton (District 68), San Joaquin Co., CA, dwelling #9:

 

Elsworth Alford    head     34     CA                  gasoline salesman

                                                                           age 32 at 1st marriage

Grace E.                wife     31     Canada Eng.   age 29 at 1st marriage

                                                                           immigrated in 1899

Robert R.             son         2     CA

 

Elsworth reported that his father was born in the U.S. and his mother in NV.

 

Also in Stockton in 1930 are Ellsworth’s parents, the only other Alfords in that city:

 

Wm. Sherman Alford   head   61      IN      gardener, CA Water Co.

                                                                     age 26 at 1st marriage

Lucy                             wife    55      NV     age 18 at 1st marriage

 

1900 CENSUS

Township 2, Amador Co., CA, dwelling #296:

 

Sherman Alford             head      33      b. Feb 1867  IN      farm laborer       m. 10 years

Lucy                               wife       24      b. Dec 1875  NV                  3 children, 3 living

Lucy M.                         dau          9      b. Mar 1891  OR

Albert R.                        son           8      b. Mar 1892  CA

Ellworth                        son           6      b. Dec 1894  CA

May Chamberlain           sister      15      b. Dec 1884  OR [sister of Lucy]

Mary Chamberlain         sister      24      b. Feb 1875  NV [sister of Lucy]

 

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

            His lineage: Robert Ross 1928 CA1, Ellsworth 1894 CA2, William Sherman 1867 IN3, James 1824 IN4, James 1791 VA5, John 1768 VA6, Thomas 1736 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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ROBERT W. ALVORD

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Tuesday, 28 July 2009

 

            Robert W. Alvord, 95, of Syracuse, passed away Sunday [July 26].

            He was born in North Pitcher, NY. He retired as an auditor for Federal Market Administrators and the Eastern Milk Producers. Robert was a graduate of Cornell University, and a longtime member of Immanuel United Methodist Church, Camillus, and the Masons.

            He was predeceased by his wife, Doris Alvord, and his daughter, Stephanie Forester.

            Surviving are his daughter, Barbara Alvord of Liverpool; niece, Susie and Brett Whaley, with whom he resided for 20 years, and their children, Morgan, Kristopher and Bret; stepson, Robert Hubbard of Henderson Harbor; nephews, Kermit, Hugh and Robert Riehlman; and cousin, Barbara Stiles. Also surviving are several grandchildren and extended family.

            Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at Maurer Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Roberts Corners.

            Calling hours will be 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home, 300 Second Street, Liverpool.

            Contributions in lieu of flowers may be made to Hospice of CNY, 990 Seventh North Street, Liverpool, NY 13088.

FAG photo requested 3/4/2016

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Robert W. Alvord (SS# issued in NY) was born 27 Feb 1914, last residence Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Lillian Fagan Alvord; his second wife, Doris Collins Hubbard Alvord; and his daughters Barbara J. Alvord and Stephanie Alvord Foerster in this compilation.

 

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ROBERT WARD HALFORD

 

THE TRIBUNE-PRESS

Gouverneur, St. Lawrence Co., NY—Wednesday, 26 July 1933

 

TYPHOID VICTIM DIED SATURDAY

 

            Robert Halford, 14, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Halford, River street, died of typhoid fever at 1:55 Saturday morning in the Van Duzee hospital. His father and seven of his brothers and sisters are still ill with the fever.

            Robert was admitted to the hospital on July 11, about two weeks after he had first been taken sick. On July 14 were admitted his brothers, Richard, 11; Everett, 10; Carlton, 9; and John, 8; and his sisters, Lucille, 7; and Joyce 5. Lucille is now the sickest of the children in the hospital.

            Mr. Halford, an employe of the International Pulp company, and an older son, Ralph, 21, are also sick as well as Joseph LaVere, a boarder at the home. The condition of most of the fever sufferers was reported to be about the same.

            Robert Halford was born in Hailesboro on April 12, 1919. He moved as a child to Gouverneur where the younger members of the family were born.

            Robert is survived by his parents and two brothers and two sisters besides those already mentioned. They are Mrs. Harold Clift, Camillus; Frances, Paul, 13, and Ernest, 11, a twin of Everett, all of Gouverneur.

            The funeral was held Sunday afternoon from the Cushman funeral home. Rev. E.J. Lavis, pastor of the Methodist Episcopal church, officiated, and burial was made in Riverside cemetery. Members of the family acted as bearers.

            Health authorities are inclined to believe that the fever started from non-chlorinated water from the Oswegatchie river. The Halford home is on the river bank. A private water system has taken water from the river and a private sewer from the home has also emptied into the river near the intake of the water supply. The river water was not used for drinking but only for washing dishes, clothes and other purposes, it was said today. Safe drinking water was drawn from a neighborhood well. In addition to the Halford sewer public sewers from a large section of the village enter the river shortly above the Halford home.

            Workmen were busy Saturday installing 450 feet of water pipe from the nearest shut-off on River street to the Halford home. This will supply the family with regular village water which is taken from the river some distance above the sources of pollution. As an additional safeguard the village water is chlorinated and is approved by the state department of health.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, Thomas Halford; and siblings Everett Charles Halford, Frances Delia Halford Klock, Lucille Margaret Halford Brown, Paul Henry Halford, and Ralph Thomas Halford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brother Richard James Halford in Texas Obituaries; and sister Joyce Evelyn Halford Ward Bressette in Florida Obituaries.

            His lineage: Robert Ward 1919 NY1, Thomas 1884 Canada2, Charles T. 1860 England3.

 

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RONALD G. ALVORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Batavia, Genesee Co., NY—Saturday, 31 March 2007

 

            Alvord, Ronald G.—Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. today and 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Marley Funeral Home, 135 Main St., Attica, where services will be at 11 a.m. Monday with Pastor Randall N. Bell officiating, followed by burial in Forest Hill Cemetery in Attica.

            Flowers are gratefully declined. The family requests memorials be made to First Baptist Church Attica, 3 Prospect St., Attica, NY 14011 and to the John Birch Society, P.O. Box 8040, Appleton, WI 54912.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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RONALD TERRY ALFORD

 

MORNING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., SC—Wednesday, 30 June 1976

 

SOCIETY HILL—Funeral services for Ronald Terry Alford will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursday in Bethesda Baptist Church. Burial will be in the church cemetery, directed by Mitchell-Josey Funeral Home, Inc.

            Mr. Alford, 26, died Saturday in Brooklyn, N.Y., after a brief illness.

            He was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., a son of Robert and Lillian Bacote Alford. He was a student at St. John’s University in New York, and a member of Mt. Ollie Baptist Church.

            Surviving in addition to his parents of Jamaica, N.Y., are a daughter, Miss Denielle Dionne Alford of Jamaica, N.Y.; two brothers, Robert Melvin Alford, Lloyd Winston Alford, both of Jamaica, N.Y.; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Julia L. Bacote of Society Hill.

 

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Photo from Bethesday Baptist Church Cemetery, Society Hill, Darlington Co., SC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Patrick Yearty

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ronald Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 27 May 1950, last residence not listed.

            We included the obituary of his paternal grandfather, Robert Coleman Alford, in South Carolina Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Coleman Alford, born 1846 SC, and his wife Ester.

            His lineage: Ronald Jerry 1950 NY1, Robert L. SC2, 1912, Robert Coleman 1886 SC3, Coleman 1846 SC4.

 

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ROSE ROBAR ALFORD

 

POTSDAM HERALD-RECORDER

Potsdam, St. Lawrence Co., NY—Friday, 5 May 1933

 

            Mrs. Rose Alford, widow of George Alford, died at the home of her daughter Mrs. Bernard Hughes, Friday night.

            She was born in Canada on Oct. 8, 1861, the daughter of Antoine and Victoria Yell Robar. Mrs. Alford had been a resident of this section the greater part of her life. On March 28, 1881, she was united in marriage with George Alford at Pierrepont, and they made their home there for some years. Mr. Alford’s death occurred about 15 years ago.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by three daughters, Mrs. A.J. Cota and Mrs. Bernard Hughes of this place, and Mrs. Chester Olmstead of Colton; by two sons William and Mark Alford of Colton; by a sister Mrs. Ida Bloss of Watertown, and three brothers, Mandest Robar of Cleveland, Ohio, Joseph and Lewis of South Colton.

            Funeral services were held Monday morning at 10 o’clock at St. Patrick’s church, Colton, with interment in the Cooks Corners cemetery.

 

Photo from Cooks Corners Cemetery, Pierrepont, St. Lawrence Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Anne Cady

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her sons Gilbert D. Alford, Mark H. Alford, and William Anthony Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: George 1857 NY1, William Arnold 1833 NY2, Arnold 1804 VT3, Arnold 1780 CT4, Eliphalet 1753 CT5, Job 1708 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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ROWENA SHERMAN ALFORD

 

LAKE PLACID NEWS

Lake Placid, Essex Co., NY—Thursday, 4 March 1976

 

            Funeral services were held Saturday afternoon in the Clark Funeral Home for Mrs. Rowena S. Alford, 74, of Lake Placid. The Rev. William G. Vigne, pastor of Adirondack Community Church, officiated. Burial was in the North Elba Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford died Feb. 25 in Placid Memorial Hospital after lengthy illness. She has been a resident of Lake Placid since 1925.

            Mrs. Alford was born in De Ruyter on July 19, 1901, the daughter of Clifford and Alice Sherman.

            She was the widow of David R. Alford, who died in Lake Placid on March 15, 1968.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by a step-daughter, Mrs. Stanley (Eva) Pelkey of Phoenix, Ariz., a step-son William of Wilmington, five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

 

Photo from North Elba Cemetery, North Elba, Essex Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Jayne Farley-Sorensen - jcsorensen1076@myfairpoint.net –emailed 9/21/2012 – LM on bio page 10/16/2012 – emailed 5/12/2013

Taken by photographer Jayne Farley Sorensen

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Feb 1976) dates of Rowena Alford (SS# issued in NY), last residence Lake Placid, Essex Co. NY.

            See the obituaries of her husband, David Ruel Alford; and son Clarence William “Bill” Alford in this compilation.

 

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ROY ALFORD

 

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Photo from Chamberlin–Baird Funeral Home

 

EVENING TRIBUNE

Hornell, Steuben Co., NY—Tuesday, 4 March 2014

 

DANSVILLE—Roy Alford, 67, passed away unexpectedly Sunday (March 2, 2014) at Noyes Memorial Hospital in Dansville.

            Roy was born Oct. 23, 1946, in Atmore, Ala., a son of John and Velma (Graves) Alford. He was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict, serving in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1969. Roy married Louise A. Goho on April 10, 1970; she predeceased him on July 18, 2013.

            Roy was a retired welder from Foster Wheeler in Dansville. In addition to his parents and wife, Roy was also predeceased by his daughter, Sue Ellen Alford on April 15, 2010; and a son, Roy John Alford on Oct.28, 2013.

            Roy was a member of the Dansville Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6780, the Conesus Lake Riders Motorcycle Club and the IAM Welders Union.

            Roy enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding his motorcycle and was a jack of all trades, but most of all, Roy loved spending time with his family and friends.

            Roy is survived by his sons, Robert Alford and Ben Alford (Evelyn Cardwell); a daughter-in-law, Colleen Alford; 12 grandchildren, Zach, Alex, Sara, Katherine, Casey, Hannah, Abigail, Benny, Noah, Megan, Makayla and Madison; two great-grandchildren; one brother, Raymond Alford; one sister, Leona Alford; one aunt, Bo Peep Freeman; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

            Friends may call 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Chamberlin–Baird Funeral Home 73 Main St., Dansville. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday at the Free Methodist Church, 23 Franklin St., Dansville, followed by burial with full military honors at Greenlawn Cemetery….

FAG photo requested 1/13/2016

 

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

            See the obituaries of his wife, Louise Ann Goho Alford; and son Roy John Alford in this compilation.

 

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ROY JOHN ALFORD

 

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Photo from Walter E. Baird & Sons Funeral Home

 

EVENING TRIBUNE

Hornell, Steuben Co., NY—Tuesday, 29 October 2013

 

WAYLAND/DANSVILLE—Roy John Alford, 42, passed away peacefully Monday (Oct. 28, 2013) at his home in Wayland.

            John was born Dec. 26, 1970, in Dansville, a son of Roy and Louise (Goho) Alford. He was a graduate of Dansville High School and attended Alabama State University with an athletic scholarship in football. John married Colleen Strong on May 16, 1998; she survives. He was formerly employed at Cadmus Printing in Charlotte, N.C.

            John enjoyed watching football, especially the Pittsburgh Steelers and Alabama State; he also enjoyed traveling and playing cards, especially euchre and poker. Most of all, John loved spending time with his family and friends, playing tackle football with his brothers and friends and talking and laughing with his wife and daughters.

            John was predeceased by his mother, Louise (Goho) Alford in 2013; his sister, Sue Ellen Alford, and a nephew, Ryan Strong, both in 2010.

            John is survived by his wife, Colleen; his daughters, Megan, Makayla and Madison Alford; his father, Roy Alford; his brothers, Bob and Ben Alford; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

            Friends may call 4-7 p.m. Friday at the Chamberlin–Baird Funeral Home, 73 Main St., Dansville, where funeral services will be held at 7p.m. Burial will be in the Village Cemetery, Wayland….

FAG photo requested 1/13/2016

 

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

            See the obituaries of his parents, Roy Alford and Louise Ann Goho Alford, in this compilation.

 

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RUFUS ALFORD

 

JOURNAL NEWS

White Plains, Westchester Co., NY—14 July 2007

 

            Rufus Alford, 55, died July 9, 2007 Suffern, NY. Born August 18, 1951 in Birmingham, AL to the late Dave and Bernice Alford. He was employed until his disability at the Elwood Monan Nursing Home, Nanuet, NY. He was a high school graduate, Parker High School, Birmingham, AL. A member of the Mount Zion Baptist Church, Birmingham, AL. A resident of Spring Valley, NY for the past 37 years.

            Survivors: son Tommy Alford, two grandsons, and stepchildren Delphine Powell of Newburgh, NY, Bertha Mae Powell of North Carolina, Roy Lee Whitake, Spring Valley, NY. Almarie White of North Carolina, 13 grandchildren. Two sisters Gladys White of Haverstraw, NY and Delores Jones of Newburgh, NY. Nephews Dwyane White and Robert White of Newburgh, NY, Anthony Nash, Jeffrey Wilcox, Rufus Wilcox, Quincy Wilcox of Spring Valley, NY, two nieces Marintha Nash of Spring Valley, NY, Angela White of Newburgh, NY. Uncles, Aunts and Cousins. Predeceased by a brother Cleophus Austin.

            Funeral Services Monday, July 16, 2007, 7 pm at the First Baptist Church, 6 McWilliams Way and Hoyt St., Spring Valley, NY 10977, Rev. William Johnson, officiating. Friends may call at the Church Monday, July 16, 2007, 6 pm to 7 pm. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, New Windsor, NY 12550 Tuesday, July 17, 2007. Arrangements Brutus W. Hodge Funeral Home, Newburgh, NY 12550.

FAG photo requested 9/24/2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Rufus Alford (SS# issued in AL), last residence Newburgh, Orange Co., NY.

 

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RUFUS H. ALFORD

 

LAKE PLACID NEWS

Lake Placid, Essex Co., NY—Friday, 11 August 1939

 

From column: It Happened 20 Years Ago [11 August 1919]

 

            Rufus Alford, for many years one of the most dependable and best known guides of this section and a resident of this village for the greater part of his life, died at his home on the Averyville road after a protracted illness.

            Mr. Alford’s death is a severe shock to the village for he has always been considered an asset to this community. He was very active whenever the welfare of the village was at stake and always ready to help a friend in need.

            Two years ago Mr. Alford and his brother were hunting, a sport of which he was very fond, and in an accident he was shot in the arm. The arm had to be amputated but Mr. Alford did not long remain inactive. Despite his handicap, he managed to help himself as formerly and worked until his illness confined him to his bed. He was also very fond of fishing. As a guide he was considered one of the best in this section and many local business men will bear testimony to that statement.

            Rufus Alford was born in Peasleeville 58 years ago and when very young came to this village. Since that time he has resided in the Alford homestead on Averyville road. When a young man he was married to Miss Elsie Merrill, who survives, with one son, Albert.

            Besides his wife and child he leaves three brothers, George, Harvey and Frank, and one sister, Mrs. Walter Wood, all of Lake Placid. The funeral was held from the White church, the Rev. Robert Clark of the Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in the North Elba cemetery.

 

Photo from North Elba Cemetery, North Elba, Essex Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Patrick Egan

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Elsie Merrill Alford; son George Albert Alford; and siblings Josephine Alford Wood, Frank Gates Alford, George R. Alford, Harvey Giles Alford, and Olie K. Alford in this compilation.

            His gravestone is one of the only places where a middle initial, C, appears for his father. The inscription, worn and difficult to read, says:

           

Rufus H. Alford

Son of

Ruel C. & Climena M.

Alford

Jan. 6, 1861 – Aug 1, 1919

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Rufus’s parents, Reuel C. Alford (1839–1896) and Climena A. Martin Alford (1839–1911) share a gravestone in North Elba Cemetery.

            His lineage: Rufus H. 1861 NY1, Reuel C. 1839 NY2, Rufus 1812 VT3, Ashley Owen 1770 VT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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RUTH SNIFFEN ALVORD BRISSETT

Grandmother of Resa Dee Alvord, AAFA #0840

 

[Although she died in AR, we are also publishing her obituary here because of her close ties to NY.]

 

SYRACUSE HERALD-JOURNAL

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Monday, 20 July 1992

 

            Former King Ferry and Syracuse resident Ruth S. Alvord Brissett, 77, of London, Ark., died May 8, at home.

            Mrs. Brissett was born in Syracuse and lived in the area for 40 years. In 1955 she moved to King Ferry, where she lived until moving to Arkansas in 1985. Mrs. Brissett and her late husband Donald Alvord had owned and published the former Southern Cayuga Tribune weekly newspaper.

            She was a member of the Genoa “Craker Jacks” home demonstration group.

            In Arkansas, Mrs. Brissett was a communicant of the London United Methodist Church, the “Crafy Ladies” sewing group and the London Extension Home-makers.

            Surviving are her husband, Leon of London; a son, Covert Alvord of Locke; two daughters, Connie Sykes of Russellville, Ark., and Melanie Carr of Norwich, Conn.; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

            Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Belle Isle Cemetery, Camillus, with the Rev. James Barbour officiating.

            Shurtleleff Funeral Home, Genoa, has charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Donald W. Alvord, in this compilation.

            Ancestry family trees identify her parents as Robert Sniffen and Mabel Knittel.

 

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RUTH WINIFRED LLOYD ALFORD

 

THE POST-JOURNAL

Jamestown, Chautauqua Co., NY—Thursday, 23 June 2005

 

            Ruth Winifred (Lloyd) Alford, 91, of Cass Street, Westfield [Chautauqua Co.], died June 11 at The Waters of Westfield

            She was born July 8, 1913 in Westfield, the daughter of the late George and Eva (Henry) Lloyd.

            A Westfield area resident most all her life, she was a graduate of Westfield Academy and the Buffalo Beauty School. She had owned and operated her own beauty salon at 2nd and Elm Sts. in Westfield for several years. She had been the Head Cashier for Edgar Lloyd Auctions for many years. Prior to her retirement she had been a Real Estate Broker in the Westfield area for many years. She had attended the Presbyterian Churches both in Westfield and Erie, PA. She loved to sew and enjoyed fine dining and was an accomplished embroiderer. She enjoyed going antiquing.

            Survivors include her sister and brother, Leila Taylor of Westfield, and John William “Bill” Lloyd of Ithaca. Several nieces and one nephew also survive.

            She was preceded in death by her husband J. Kenneth Alford, her father, George Lloyd, and her mother, Eva (Henry) Lloyd, and her brother Edgar Lloyd....

            Burial will be in the Westfield Cemetery in Westfield....

            Arrangements are by the Mason Funeral Home on Clinton Street in Westfield.

 

Photo from Westfield Cemetery, Westfield, Chautauqua Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Posted by Anonymous

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ruth L. Alford (SS# issued in NY), last residence Westfield, Chautauqua Co., NY.

 

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SAMUEL HART ALVORD

 

THE GAZETTE

Malone, Franklin Co., NY—Friday, 17 April 1896

 

            In Malone, N.Y., on Friday, April 10, 1896, of cerebral hemorrhage, Samuel H. Alvord, aged 73 years.

 

In another article, same day:

 

THE GAZETTE

Malone, Franklin Co., NY—Friday, 17 April 1896

 

            Pursuant to an order of Hon. Saumuel A. Beman, Surrogate of the County of Franklin, N.Y., and according to the Statute in such case made and provided, notice is hereby given to all persons having claims against Samuel H. Alvord, late of Malone, in said county, deceased, that they are required to exhibit the same with the vouchers thereof to the undersigned, Lucretia S. Alvord, executrix, at the law office of N.H. Munstill, in Malone, in said County, on or before the 20the day of October next. — Dated April 15th, 1896, Lucretia S. Alvord, Executrix.

 

AAFA NOTES: Samuel married Lucretia Susannah Knapp.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Samuel Hart 1823 NY1, Samuel 1794 VT2, Benjamin 1762 MA3, Moses 1735 MA4, John 1711 MA5, John 1685 MA6, Thomas 1653 CT7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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SANDRA L. MILES VAN NESS ALFRED

 

THE ENTERPRISE

Brockton, Plymouth Co., MA—Thursday, 11 June 2015

 

            Sandra L. Miles Van Ness Alfred, passed away Monday, June 8, 2015, in Schenectady, N.Y.

            She leaves behind her three daughters, Kim, Noel and Lisa Van Ness; and two beloved grandsons, Vijay Atwater-Van Ness and Jivan Santistevan- Van Ness.

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

 

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SARAH L. HARRIS ALFORD

 

HERALD STATESMAN

Yonkers, Westchester Co., NY—Monday, 29 September 1969

           

            Mrs. Thomas Alford, 68, of 120 Woodworth Ave. died Saturday at her home after a long illness.

            Born on Aug. 19, 1901, in Montgomery, Ala., Mrs. Alford was a daughter of Channie Jones and Ben James Harris.

            Mrs. Alford attended public schools in Alabama before moving to Yonkers where she was a member of the Mount Carmel Baptist Church.

            She is survived by her husband and by four sisters, Mrs. Love H. McCall, Mrs. Sallie Ellen, Mrs. Luther B. (Susie) Wise and Mrs. Chaney Liner, all of Milwaukee, Wis.

 

In another article, same day:

 

HERALD STATESMAN

Yonkers, Westchester Co., NY—Monday, 29 September 1969

 

            Alford, Sarah L. 64 years, of 120 Woodworth Avenue, Yonkers, died on Saturday, September 27, 1969, at her above home address after a long illness. Dearly beloved wife of Thomas Alford, Sister of Mrs. Love H. McCall, Mrs. Sallie Ellen, Mrs. Luther B. (Susie) Wise and Mrs. Chaney Linder, all of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

            Funeral service, Wednesday, October 1, 1969, at Mount Carmel Baptist Church 57-59 North Broadway, Yonkers, at 1 p.m., Reverend William H. Upshaw, officiating. Interment, Oakland Cemetery, Yonkers. Visiting hours at Brooks Memorial Home, 275 Warburton Avenue, Tuesday 1-4 and 7-10 p.m.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Sept 1969) dates of Sarah Alford (SS# issued in AL), last residence Yonkers, Westchester Co., NY.

 

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SARAH M. ALFORD ADAMS

 

MEDINA TRIBUNE

Medina, Orleans Co., NY—Thursday, 5 January 1922

 

            Mrs. Sarah Adams, wife of Joseph Adams, a former resident of this place, died at her home in Holley on Sunday last.

            She is survived by her husband and two daughters.

FAG photo requested 1/13/2016

 

AAFA NOTES: In 1920, Murray, Orleans Co., NY, Sarah Adams, 67 born NY (parents born England), is living with her husband, Joseph Adams 68 born England, and her daughter Elizabeth 34.

            In 1900, Clarendon, Orleans Co., NY, Sarah Adams, age 46 born Dec 1853 in NY (parents born England), is living with her husband, Joseph Adams, 49 born Nov 1850 in England, and children Joseph Jr. 23 NY and Urma 17. Sarah and Joseph were married 22 years, and Sarah had 5 children, 3 living.

 

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SHAWANA MONIKE ALFORD

 

Fortune-Keough Funeral Home

Saranac Lake, NY—_____ March 2014

 

Shawana Alford

 

            Shawana Monike Alford, age 35, of 54 Trudeau Road, Saranac Lake, died Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake.

            Born in Brooklyn, New York on July 22, 1978, she was the daughter of Pearley Alford.

            In 2008 Shawana moved to the Adirondacks to be close to friends. Once she was here she found much joy in the open sky’s for basking in the sun on warm summer days and beautiful scenery. She could often be found taking pictures and scrap booking. Shawana was a member of Saranac Lakes Adirondack Baptist Church as well as the library. Her true love in life was music. She had an eclectic taste and unique song of her own. Shawana was a calm soul, a true breath of fresh air. She will be greatly missed by many.

            Calling hours will take place at the Fortune-Keough Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 4, 2014 from 2PM - 4PM. A memorial service will immediately follow on Tuesday at 4:00 P.M. at the funeral home, with Rev. Jeff Grey officiating. Burial will take place in the spring.

            Friends wishing to remember Shawana M. Alford may make memorial contributions to High Peaks Hospice in care of the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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SHIRLEY GENE ALVORD TYMINSKI

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Wednesday, 20 June 2012

 

 

            Shirley Gene Alvord Tyminski died June 19, 2012, at the age of 87 after a long illness. Shirley was the daughter of Lora Young Alvord and Hallie Alvord.

            Shirley belonged to Drumlins Dubbers, Sherman Park Garden Club, and Thursday and Saturday bridge clubs.

            She was predeceased by her husband of 66 years, Edmund Tyminski.

            Surviving are her son, David E. (Pat) Tyminski of Terre Haute, Indiana; daughter Janine (Alfred) Sandy of Barneveld, NY; grandchildren Brook (Eric) Sandy-Smith of Clinton, NY, Timothy Sandy of Zurich, Switzerland, and Justin Tyminski of Greenwood, Indiana; and brother-in-law Alfred (Lucy) Tyminski of Marcellus, NY.

            A memorial service will be 11 a.m. Friday at Fairchild & Meech DeWitt Chapel, 3690 Erie Blvd. E., DeWitt, NY. The family will greet friends at the funeral home following the service.

            In lieu of flowers, please donate to Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Blvd. E., Syracuse, NY 13202; Hospice of CNY, 990 7th North St., Liverpool, NY 13088; or Francis House, 108 Michaels Ave., Syracuse, NY 13208.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Shirley A. Tyminski (SS# issued in NY) was born 26 Dec 1924, last residence not listed.

 

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SHIRLEY JASPER ALFRED JACOBS DANZIGER

 

SUN SENTINEL

Ft. Lauderdale, Broward Co., FL—Wednesday, 26 April 2006

 

            Danziger, Shirley Alfred, 88, died Tuesday, April 25 at The Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center [Albany, NY].

            She was born in New York City on October 22, 1917, to Elizabeth Labitch Jasper and Aaron Jasper.

            She was predeceased by her sisters Rose Jasper, Doris Jasper Daum and her brother Edward Jasper.

            Shirley was a graduate of Averill Park High School and Russell Sage College Class of 1940 where she earned a bachelors degree in teaching and business. She returned to Averill Park High School as a teacher of business and commercial subjects. Shirley married Nathan Alfred on December 21, 1941. Following her husband’s untimely death in 1960, Shirley became an executive Secretary to Anthony Travia, Speaker of the New York State Assembly and then administrator of the Insurance Committee of the New York State Legislature.

            In 1965, Shirley married Judge Samuel Jacobs. He died in 1975 after which she moved to Pompano Beach, FL where she lived for 24 years. In 1982, Shirley married Lee Danziger who died four years later. She returned to Albany in 2003.

            She was an active, life member of Hadassah and president of the Business and Professional Women’s Chapter in Albany. She was also an active member of Brandeis University National Women’s Committee, and a past member of Temple Israel.

            She is survived by her three loving children Nancy (Persily), Jill (Hernandez) and Robert Alfred; her cherished grandchildren, Jenifer Kasten, Nathaniel Persily, Jessica Smith and Meredith Persily Lamel, her two wonderful great-grandsons, Joshua Kasten and Miles Smith and her very caring and devoted sister-in-law, Genevieve Jasper.

            Shirley will be remembered by her friends and family as a bright, elegant, energetic, caring woman who loved to socialize and pursue her many interests.

            Funeral Services and interment will be held in Albany, NY on Thursday, April 27, 2006 at noon. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Daughters of Sarah Jewish Foundation, 180 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY 12203 or Community Hospice of Albany, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205, or the Alzheimers Association, 85 Watervliet Avenue, Albany, NY 12206.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2012/229/95515610_134525555850.jpg

Photos from Temple Israel Cemetery, Guilderland, Albany Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Samantha Cleveland - PerkyRN@aol.com – emailed 10/8/2012 – LM on bio page 1/29/2016

Taken by photographer Samantha Cleveland

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Shirley A. Danziger (SS# issued in NY), last residence Albany, Albany Co., NY.

            See the obituary of her brother-in-law Leonard Alfred in this compilation.

            In 1940 Albany, Albany Co., NY, Nathan Alfred 24 born NY, is living with his siblings and parents, David and Lena Alfred, both born Russia.

            In 1920 the family is in Manhattan, NY: David Alfred 26 Russia, Lena Alfred 32 Russia, children, born NY: Nathan 3-4/12 and Rubin 2-1/12; and sister-in-law Rose Cohn 23 single. David’s year of immigration is 1904, and his naturalization papers have been submitted. Lena and Rose immigrated in 1912 and both are “aliens.”

            On David Alfred’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is living in Manhattan, NY, age 23, born 17 March 1894 in Bialostock, Russia. [Bialostock is in Ukraine]. He has a wife and child and lists his “race” as Hebrew.

            On the 1915 New York State census, David Alfred 22 and his wife Lena Alfred 24 are in New York, NY. They are both “aliens”—David was in the U.S. for 12 years and Lena for 3.

            SSDI records show that David Alfred (SS# issued in NY) was born 17 March 1893 and died _____ Dec 1970, last residence Albany, Albany Co., NY.

            Her husband’s lineage: Nathan C. 1916 NY1, David 1893/1894 Russia2.

 

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SHIRLEY M. WIEDNER MOSES ALFORD

 

FINGER LAKES TIMES

Geneva, Ontario Co., NY—8 November 2012

 

WATERLOO—Shirley Alford, 85, formerly of Seneca Falls, N.Y., beloved wife and mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and great-great-grandmother, passed away unexpectedly Monday (November 5, 2012) at Geneva General Hospital….

            Donations in Shirley’s memory may be made to the Beverly Animal Shelter, 50 East River Rd., Waterloo, NY 13165, or to the charity of one’s choice.

            Shirley was born March 22, 1927 in Madison, Wisconsin, the only child of the late Raymond and Anne Hoover Wiedner, and lived in Seneca Falls, Las Vegas, N.V. and Wanakena, N.Y. prior to returning to Seneca Falls in 2001. She was a 1944 graduate of Mynderse Academy, a homemaker and at one time co-owner of the Pine Cone Restaurant in Wanakena, and resided at the Seneca Nursing Home in Waterloo, NY at the time of her death.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by four daughters, Mary (Robert) Millis, Emily (Greg) Guy and Julie Moses, all of Seneca Falls, and Joyce (John) Janowski of Auburn, N.Y.; one son, James Moses, of Phoenix, Ariz.; five grandchildren, Christine Smalt, Mathew (Carla) Janowski, Rachael (Joseph) DeMarco, Steven (Lindsay) Guy, and Justin Moses; by seven great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

            Shirley was predeceased by her infant daughter, Carol Beth Moses, in 1961; her husband, Frederick Alford, in 2001; former husband, Willis Moses, in 2003; and by her parents.

            The family would like to thank the staff at the Seneca Nursing Home for their care and compassion.

            Arrangements have been entrusted to the Doran Funeral Home, Seneca Falls, N.Y. Please visit doranfuneralhome.com.

 

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

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

 

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SPENCER W. ALVORD

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Monday, 8 November 2010

 

 

Spencer W. Alvord

November 6, 2010

 

            Spencer W. Alvord, 77, of Central Square and Jupiter, FL, passed away Saturday after a courageous battle with cancer, surrounded by his loving family and friends.

He was born in Liverpool and resided there 57 years before moving to Central Square 20 years ago. He retired from Gianelli Sausage Company.

            An avid fisherman, he was a licensed charter captain on Oneida Lake for many years. He was the former owner of Spence’s Towing in Liverpool. An Army veteran of the Korean War, he was a member of Liverpool-Clay VFW Post #951, Central Square American Legion Post #915 and Jupiter/Tequesta Moose Club in Jupiter FL.

            He also enjoyed hunting, music and belonged to several area sportsmen’s clubs.

            He was predeceased by his parents, Frank, in 1951 and Blanche, in 1987, and son-in-law, Martin Greco, in 2000.

            Surviving are his wife and soul mate, Gail of Caughdenoy; children, Debbie Greco (Jeff Windey) of Central Square, Sue Fisher (Anthony Wester) of Raleigh, NC, and Spencer W. Alvord Jr. (Kati) of Fort Collins, CO; grandchildren, Danny Fisher (Lauren Weber) of Nashville, TN, Bill Fisher of Memphis, TN, Kelly Sue Greco of Central Square, and Taylor, Bailey and Kodi Alvord of Fort Collins; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Paul and Sandy Newton of Central Square; a niece; and three nephews.

            Calling hours will be 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, November 8, 2010, at Maurer Funeral Home, 300 Second St., Liverpool. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 9, 2010, at the funeral home, with burial to follow with military honors in Pine Plains Cemetery, Clay.

            Contributions may be made to the Mad River Club (to help keep the sport of fishing alive with children), c/o Paul Newton, 267 Schilly Road, Central Square, NY 13036 or Friends of Oswego County Hospice, 34 E. Bridge St., Suite 202, Oswego, NY 13126.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Spencer W. Alvord (SS# issued in NY) was born 27 Dec 1932, last residence Central Square, Oswego Co., NY.

            See the obituary of his mother, Blanche W. Alvord, in this compilation.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s The Burke and Alvord Memorial.

            His ALVORD lineage (in part from Find A Grave): Spencer W. 1932 NY1, Francis Harvey 1875 NY2, Charles Gleason 1852 NY3, Francis 1818 MA4, Cyrus 1789 MA5, Samuel 1751 MA6, Gad 1729 ?? 7, John 1685 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1620 England10.

 

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STEPHANIE ALVORD FOERSTER

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Wednesday, 23 November 2005

 

            Stephanie Alvord Foerster passed away Thursday at Van Duyn Home & Hospital, where she had been a resident for 8 years. Born in Syracuse, she grew up in Cazenovia and graduated from Cazenovia High School in 1965. After graduating from Syracuse University, she was employed by Cornell Cooperative Extension and worked in Warren, Schoharie, Jefferson and Lewis counties. She later worked for Bechtel Corporation in Rockville, MD. Stephanie was predeceased by her husband, David Foerster, in 1997 and her mother, Lillian F. Alvord, in May of this year. She was an enthusiastic and talented quilter; some of her work was featured in a national quilting magazine. She was also accomplished at needlepoint, embroidery and tailoring. She was affiliated with the Episcopal Church of New London, CT.

            She is survived by her father, Robert W. Alvord of Syracuse; her sister, Barbara J. Alvord of Liverpool; cousins, Kermit and Hugh Riehlman of Homer, Robert Riehlman of Cortland, Marjorie Mettler of Endicott, Dr. Robert C. Fagan of Charlotte, NC, and Robert C. Hubbard of Henderson Harbor.

            A memorial service will be conducted by the Rev. Craig French at 2 p.m. Tuesday, November 29, 2005, in the Latremore Room Chapel at Van Duyn Home & Hospital. There will be no calling hours, and burial will be private for the family.

            In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Hospice of CNY, 990 Seventh North St., Liverpool, NY 13088 or to a favorite charity. Please sign the guest book at syracuse.com/obits.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Stephanie A. Foerster (SS# issued in NY) was born 8 Dec 1946, last residence Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Robert W. Alvord and Lillian Fagan Alvord; and her sister Barbara J. Alvord in this compilation.

 

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SYLVIA LUELLA ALVORD BAKER

 

STANDARD-EXAMINER

Ogden, Weber Co., UT—Monday, 24 August 1936

 

FORMER OGDENITE DIES IN NEW YORK

 

            Word was received here today by Mrs. I.V. [Irving Valentine] Alvord, 415 First street, of the death of her sister-in-law, Luella Alvord Baker, at her home in Staten Island, N.Y.

            Mrs. Baker was a former resident of Ogden and a graduate of Weber college. She was a daughter of I.T. and Sylvia Stone Alvord of Ogden.

            Surviving are three brothers, I.V. and A.A. Alvord, Ogden, and S.L. Alvord, Denver; one sister, Mrs. Mabel M. Silveira, Menlo Park, Calif., and a daughter, Betty June Baker, Staten Island, N.Y.

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of her parents, Irvin Thaddeus Alvord and Sylvia Stone Alvord Scott; and brother Archie Allison Alvord in Utah Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her ALVORD lineage: Sylvia Luella 1895 UT1, Irvin Thaddeus 1860 UT2, Simeon Riley 1837 MO3, Thaddeus 1781 MA4, Joseph 1733 MA5, Joseph 1697 MA6, Ebenezer 1665 MA7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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SYLVIA ROSE ALFORD

 

JOURNAL NEWS

White Plains, Westchester Co., NY—5 October 2007

 

            Sylvia Rose Alford, 83, a lifelong Mohegan Lake resident, died October 3, 2007. She was a devoted mother and grandmother.

            Sylvia is survived by her son, Roy “Skip” (Kathleen) Alford III; daughter, Linda Nardone; sister, Inez Secor; and five grandchildren; Louis and Scott Nardone, Jennifer, Eric (Melinda), and Travis Alford.

            Her husband, Roy S. Alford, Jr., predeceased her.

            The family will receive friends on Monday, October 8 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM at the E.O. Curry Funeral Home, where Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, October 9 at 11:00 AM, followed by interment at Rose Hills Memorial Park, 101 Mill Street; Putnam Valley, NY. E.O. Curry Funeral Home 313 North James Street Peekskill, NY 10566 (914)737-0083

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sylvia R. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 2 Aug 1926, last residence Mohegan Lake, Westchester Co., NY.

 

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TERESA IONIA ALFORD

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Sunday, 16 January 2005

 

 

            Teresa I. Alford, 42, of Syracuse, departed this life on Thursday [January 13, 2005] at University Hospital after a short illness. She was born in Syracuse and was a graduate of Corcoran High School.

            Survivors: her mother, Loree Alford; godfather, Willie Reese; three sisters: Martha (Roosevelt) Putman, Julia (Theodore) Holmes and Darlene (Dwight) Long; two brothers, William Mack Alford and William Reese; several nieces, nephews and a host of cousins and friends.

            Services: Tuesday, 11 a.m., at Christ Missionary Baptist Church.... Burial in Oakwood Cemetery. Calling Hours: Monday, 6 to 8 p.m., at Garland Bros. Funeral Home, 143 W. Castle St.

 

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Permission granted by the photographer, Tom C.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Teresa I. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 21 March 1962, last residence Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY.

            See the obituaries of her parents, William Alford Jr. and Loree Steversib Alford, in this compilation. Her mother’s obituary provides her middle name.

 

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THOMAS HALFORD

 

THE TRIBUNE-PRESS

Gouverneur, St. Lawrence Co., NY—Wednesday, 3 February 1937

 

            Funeral services were held yesterday afternoon for Thomas Halford, 52, of River stree, repairs foreman for the International Pulp company and Oswegatchie Light and Power Co., in Trinity Episcopal church…. Burial was in Riverside cemetery.

            Mr. Halford died at VanDuker Hospital Saturday night after having been stricken with pneumonia on Wednesday night.

            He is survived by his widow, the former Pauline DeLisle of Potsdam, and seven sons: Ralph, Paul, Richard, Ernest, Everett, Carl, and John all of Gouverneur; four daughters,Mrs. Harold Clift of [illegible] Frances, Lucille, and Joyce of Gouverneur; three brothers Herbert and James Halford of Potsdam and Frederick Halford of Hannawa Falls; four sisters, Mrs. Oliver Carey of Colton, Mrs. Sarah Lansing of Hailesboro, Mrs. W.L.S. Snyder of Hannawa Falls, and Miss Anna Halford of Potsdam; and five grandchildren.

            Born in [illegible] March 15, 1884, a son of Charles and Emma King Halford, he lived in Canton and then Potsdam before moving to this section in 1907. In Potsdam Mr. Halford met and on Oct. 24, 1906, wed Mrs. Halford. After their marriage the couple moved to Hailesboro, resing there for 15 years before moving to Gouverneur.

            Foreman at various times of the N. 3, 4, and 7 plants of the Oswegatchie Light & Power and the International Pulp companies, Mr. Halford has been connected with these companies for 30 years. During the last ten years he served them as general repairs foreman.

 

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Permission granted by the photographer, Anne Cady

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his children Everett Charles Halford, Frances Delia Halford Klock, Lucille Margaret Halford Brown, Paul Henry Halford, Ralph Thomas Halford, and Robert Ward Halford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his son Richard James Halford in Texas Obituaries; and daughter Joyce Evelyn Halford Ward Bressette in Florida Obituaries.

            His lineage: Thomas 1884 Canada1, Charles T. 1860 England2.

 

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THOMAS E. ALFORD

 

GREECE POST

Greece, Monroe Co., NY—Friday, 20 November 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1993

 

            Thomas E. Alford, a retired marketing distributor for Kodak, died Monday, Nov. 9, 1992, at St. Ann’s Heritage Apartments. He was 83.

            Mr. Alford, born in Detroit, Mich., to Elmer and Blanche Alford, was a member of St. George’s Episcopal Church. He was also superintendent of St. George’s Episcopal Church School and a member of Kodak’s Pioneer Club.

            He is survived by his son, Thomas W. Alford; son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Linda Alford; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a niece, Hazel Bonawitz.

            Contributions in his memory may be made to the charity of your choice. Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 13, at Thomas Funeral Chapels Inc., with interment at White Haven Memorial Park.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Thomas E. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 4 March 1909, last residence Rochester, Monroe Co., NY.

            We included the obituary of his wife, Jean Ann Alford, in Florida Obituaries.

 

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THOMAS GOLD ALVORD, SR.

 

Photo from:

Political and Governmental History of the State of New York, Volume III

By Roscoe C.E. Brown and Ray B. Smith

Syracuse, NY: Syracuse Press, 1922

Page 88

 

NEW YORK TIMES

New York City, NY—27 October 1897

 

            Ex-Lieut. Gov. Thomas Gold Alvord died yesterday morning of old age at his home in Syracuse. He had been confined to his bed for more than a fortnight, gradually failing. He is survived by two sons, Elisha Alvord and Thomas G. Alvord, and one daughter, Mrs. James A. Cheney.

            Mr. Alvord, whose career of public service lasted from John Tyler’s Administration to that of Chester A. Arthur, was born in the town and county of Onondaga, on Dec. 20, 1810, and was named for Congressman Thomas R. Gold. He traced his ancestry in this country to 1634 on his father’s side, and on his mother’s to 1631, both his grandfathers having fought under Washington in the Revolution. In 1813 his father removed to Lansingburg, named after Abram Jacob Lansing, Lieut. Gov. Alvord’s maternal ancestor. He was prepared there for Yale College, where he was graduated in 1828. He afterward studied two years in a law office at Keeseville, N.Y. In 1832 he was admitted to the bar, and started his practice in Salina, now a part of Syracuse, where he spent the rest of his life.

            Mr. Alvord left the law for the lumber business in 1846, when Syracuse was a town of 20,000 people, and depended for existence on the local salt springs, which turned out 3,000,000 bushels of salt in that year. Mr. Alvord was known in political life as “Old Salt.” At this time he had held several minor offices, and had been elected to the Assembly in 1843. He joined the Free Soil Party along with Samuel J. Tilden in 1848, having previously been a hard-shell Democrat. In 1858 he went to the Assembly as a Democrat, but became a Union Democrat in 1861, when Fort Sumpter was fired on. In that year he was President of the Union Convention at Syracuse, and later was nominated by the Union men for Assembly, indorsed by the Republicans, and elected without a contest. Two years later he was sent to the Assembly as a Republican, and he served his second term as Speaker in the session of 1864.

            In the same year Fenton and Alvord were elected Governor and Lieutenant Governor respectively, on the Republican ticket. In 1867 Mr. Alvord was elected to the State Constitutional Convention, of which he was a Vice President. He went to the Legislature in 1870, 1871, and 1872. He worked for Greeley against Grant, and was subsequently defeated for the Assembly by the regular Republican candidate, but was returned to it as a leader on the floor in 1875, 1876, 1877, 1878, 1879, 1880, and 1881. On completing his last term, in 1882, he retired from active politics.

            He was recalled to service twelve years later as a delegate to the State Constitutional Convention of 1894, of which he was First Vice President. His latter days were uneventful.

            The veteran legislator had the honor of serving as the first Speaker in the new Capitol in 1879, defeating George B. Sloan in the Republican caucus. He made a pilgrimage to the Capitol every year after his retirement. He was a forceful, though not an elegant, debater, and showed great ability in marshaling statistics when discussing a financial question. On parliamentary matters he was an authority, and he made a firm presiding officer. The late Gen. James W. Husted estimated him as probably the best all-around man on canal and State fiscal policy questions elected to the Legislature since 1846.

 

 

 

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Permission granted by the photographer, Kevin Casey

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his son Elisha Alvord in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Thomas Gold 1810 NY1, Elisha 1773 CT2, Thomas Gould 1742 CT3, Asahel 1720 MA4, Thomas 1683 MA5, Thomas 1653 CT6, Alexander 1627 England7, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England8.

 

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THOMAS JEFFERSON ALFORD

 

SENECA COUNTY COURIER-JOURNAL

Seneca Falls, Seneca Co., NY—Thursday, 10 December 1903

 

            Thomas Alford died at an early hour Saturday morning, at his home on Clinton street, aged sixty-six years. His death was due to malignant jaundice.

            Deceased was a wheelright by occupation and was an industrious and well disposed citizen.

            He leaves a wife and four children, Charles Alford, living in Pennsylvania; Peter Alford, in a western state, and Fred Alford and Mrs. Claude Palmer of his village.

            The funeral service was held at half past two o’clock Monday afternoon at his late home, Rev. A.W. Broadway, pastor of the Methodist church officiating.

 

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AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his wife, Ellen Frances Troutman Alford, in this compilation.

            He is listed on the 1870 census in Seneca Falls, Seneca Co., NY: Thomas Alfred 32 NY, Ellen 25 NY, and George 4 NY.

            In 1880, still in Seneca Falls, Seneca Co., NY: Thomas Alford age 43 b. NY, and his wife Ellen F. 36 NY, and children: Charles 13, Elmer 2, and Carrie 1.

            In 1900, still in Seneca Falls, they are listed as Alvord: Thomas J. Alvord 62 born Dec 1837 wheelright, married 35 years; his wife Ellen F. 55 born March 1845, 5 children, 4 living; and Elmer F. 23, Carrie E. 21, and Fred H. 16. All were born in NY.

 

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THOMAS J. ALFORD, JR.

 

JOURNAL NEWS

White Plains, Westchester Co., NY—Tuesday, 31 August 1999

 

            Thomas J. Alford, Jr., a 65 year resident of New Rochelle, died August 29, 1999.

            He was born April 17, 1927 to Victora and Thomas Alford, Sr., in Trenton, NJ.

            For many years he was employed as a Foreman, Department of Public Works, City of New Rochelle, retiring in 1989. He was a graduate of New Rochelle High School and a veteran of the U.S. Marines.

            Mr. Alford was a Past Master, Xenia Lodge #50 F & AM P.H.A., D.D.G.H.P. Emeritus, Holy Royal Arch Mason, a member of Pentocost Consisting #98 and Past Illustrious Patentate, Elejamal Temple #185.

            He is survived by a daughter, Karen King and a son-in-law, Ronald King, both of Mont Clair, NJ; three brothers, Jim Murray, Arthur Norman and Roy Norman; three sisters, Marion Roman, Valerie Commisiong and Norma Bailey; and a granddaughter, Jocelyn. He was predeceased by his wife Lorraine Alford, and a son Thomas Alford (CHUNKA).

            Visiting Wednesday, 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 pm at Barney T. McClanahan Funeral Home. Funeral Service Thursday, 11 am, Shiloh Baptist Church, 185 Lincoln Avenue, New Rochelle. Interment Kensico....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Thomas Alford (SS# issued in NY), last residence New Rochelle, Westchester Co., NY.

 

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THOMAS KENNEDY ALFORD

 

SUFFOLK COUNTY NEWS

Sayville, Suffolk Co., NY—Friday, 1 May 1925

 

THOMAS K. ALFORD DIED ON WEDNESDAY

PRESIDENT OF SAYVILLE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

SUCCUMBED TO LONG ILLNESS

GAINED COMMAND RANK IN NATIONAL GUARD—ADJUTANT OF 14TH REGT. DURING WAR—ACTIVE MAN OF AFFAIRS IN BROOKLYN AND SAYVILLE.

 

            After nearly four years, during which he and his family made a valiant fight for his health and his life, Thomas K. Alford died just before 11 o’clock on Wednesday night at his home on Candee avenue.

            Mr. Alford was born in Brooklyn 47 years ago, a son of William M. Alford and Maria Russell and following his education in Erasmus Hall he went into the silk business. Until he became ill, he was associated with his father and brothers, William M. Alford & Sons, wel-known Manhattan silk house, for years. He and his family had been summer residents in Sayville and four years ago they built an attractive home on Candee avenue.

            Soon afterwards Mr. Alford underwent several critical operations and since that time he had been suffering from a complication of troubles which brought on a steady decline in his health.

            During his Brooklyn residence he was a prominent member of the Riding and Driving Club and of Troop C. He was always a lover of fine horseflesh and for a time kept several horses here. He also retained membership in the Montauk Club and during the war was Senior Captain and Adjutant of the 14th Regiment. In Sayville he became a member of the Country Club and since the organization of the Sayville Chamber of Commerce he had been its president. So long as his health permitted, he gave of himself whole-heartedly to the interests of the organization. When he would have resigned, the membership insisted that he retain his position.

            Twenty years ago he married Miss Agnes McCosker, of Brooklyn, who survives him as do four daughters, Hope, Marjorie, Virginia and Eileen, his father, William M. Alford, a sister, Mrs. W.W. Stephenson, and three brothers, Donald, Kenneth and William R., of Brooklyn.

            Private funeral services are being held at three o’clock this afternoon at the grave in Greenwood cemetery, the officiating clergyman being the Rev. John F. Carson, pastor of the Central Presbyterian Church in Brooklyn, who was a warm friend of Mr. Alford.

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AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, William Madison Alford; and brother Kenneth Wellington Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Thomas Kennedy 1882 NY1, William Madison 1859 NY2, Thomas Kennedy 1838 NY3, Edwin Madison 1807 NY4, Consider 1778 England5.

 

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VERA C. ENGLISH ALFORD

 

DAILY GAZETTE

Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY—Thursday, 24 February 2011

 

Ms. Vera C. Alford

 

            Vera C. Alford, 86, formerly of Schenectady and Albany, died Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at A.O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta following a brief illness. Most recently, she had resided at Robinson Terrace in Stamford, NY.

            Vera was born in West Fulton, NY on February 14, 1925 to the late Phoebe (Gilbert) and Addison English. She graduated from Middleburgh Central School in 1937 and was the salutatorian of her class. Vera worked as a secretary at the New York State Dept. of Taxation and Finance in Albany and lived most of her adult life in the Schenectady and Albany area. In her younger years, she enjoyed hiking and conquered Mount Washington, Whiteface Mountain and several others. She was a member of the Emmaus United Methodist Church in Albany and did volunteer work there and was a member of the church’s senior citizens group. Vera also helped raise funds and volunteered for the City Mission in Albany. She enjoyed spending time at the Swart Family Farm in West Fulton and kept close ties with the West Fulton United Methodist Church and the West Fulton Community.

            Besides her parents, Vera was predeceased by her companion of many years, Donald Flynn.

            She is survived by her sisters, Elsie Rogers of Warnerville and Muriel Swanberry of North Billerica, MA and by several nieces and nephews.

            A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 25, 2011 at the Mereness-Putnam Funeral Home, 171 Elm St., Cobleskill, with Rev. Neil Irwin officiating. Family and friends are also invited to a period of visitation to the held at the funeral home prior to the service from 12 to 1 p.m. Spring interment will be in Breakabeen Cemetery, Breakabeen.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the West Fulton United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 41, West Fulton, NY 12194. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.merenessputnamfuneralhome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Vera C. Alford (SS# issued in NY), last residence Stamford, Delaware Co., NY.

 

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VERDIE L. ALFRED FAIRBANKS

 

PRESS & SUN-BULLETIN

Binghamton, Broome Co., NY—Monday, 23 September 2002

 

            Verdie L. Fairbanks, 78, of State Highway 12, Greene, died on Sunday, September 22, 2002, at Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton.

            She was born on March 27, 1924 in Twodot, MT, the daughter of the late William and Edna Wilson Alfred. On August 6, 1943, in Spokane, WA, she married Elmer Fairbanks. She was retired from the Page Seed, Co. in Greene and had attended the First United Methodist Church of Greene.

            In addition to her husband, Elmer of Greene, she is survived by her children and their spouses, Dale and Diane Fairbanks of North Glen, CO, Bruce and Patsy Fairbanks of Lake Charles, LA, and Candace and Sayed Ali of Greene, her grandchildren, Nesrien Ali, Alia Ali, Kerri Fahey, Lynette Priest, Dana Fairbanks, Bruce Fairbanks, Jr., and Misty Witherwax, sisters, Ellen Nelson of Kalispell, MT and Margie Bagnall of Seattle, WA.

            Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 26, 2002, at Kennedy Funeral Home, 21 N. Chenango St., Greene. Burial will be in Sylvan Lawn Cemetery, Greene.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Verdie L. Fairbanks (SS# issued in WA), last residence Greene, Chenango Co., NY.

 

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VICTORIA M. ALFORD HOZLEY

 

ADIRONDACK DAILY ENTERPRISE

Saranac Lake, Franklin Co., NY—4 July 2008

 

WILMINGTON—Victoria Hozley, 64, passed away at her home on Tuesday, July 1, 2008.

            Born on Jan. 14, 1944, she was the daughter of William and Marion (DeForest) Alford.

            Vickie enjoyed playing bingo and going for rides. She was employed at Whiteface Mountain for many years until her retirement.

            She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law: Delbert Ford II and Sadie Hozley and Michael and Michell Hozley; five grandchildren: Brook Leon, Christopher Hozley, Trista Hozley, Brandon Hozley and Kiley Hozley, all of Wilmington; one aunt, Eva Pelkey of Lake Placid; one sister-in-law, Leona Houle of Rensselaer; and several nieces and nephews.

            She was predeceased by her husband, Delbert Hozley II and two sisters: Judy Bowen and Edna Sprague.

            Calling hours will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, July 6 at the Zaumetzer-Sprague Funeral Home in Au Sable Forks. A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 7 at the funeral home. Burial will follow in the Haselton Cemetery in Wilmington.

            Memorial donations may be made to the Wilmington Volunteer Fire Department.

 

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Victoria M. Hozley (SS# issued in NY), last residence Wilmington, Essex Co., NY.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Clarence William “Bill” Alford and Marion I. Shumway Alford Terry Deforest; sisters Edna Gay Alford Sprague and Judy A. Alford Bowen; and grandparents David Ruel Alford and Rowena Sherman Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Victoria M. 1944 NY1, Clarence William 1918 NY2, David Ruel 1895 NY3, Frank Gates 1865 NY4, Reuel C. 1839 NY5, Rufus 1812 VT6, Ashley Owen 1770 VT7, Benedict 1716 CT8, Benedict 1688 CT9, Jeremiah 1655 CT10, Benedict 1619 England11, Thomas 1598 England12.

 

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VINCENT HUGH ALVORD

 

DAILY GAZETTE

Schenectady, Schenectady Co., NY—Wednesday, 27 September 2000

 

            Vincent Hugh Alvord, 84, of North Hollywood Avenue, died Sunday [September 24] at Nathan Littauer Hospital.

            Born in Mayfield, Mr. Alvord spent the winter months in Ormond Beach, Florida, since 1970. He was a 1934 graduate of Gloversville High School and a 1938 graduate of Syracuse University. He was a Navy veteran of World War II serving in Europe. After the war, he returned to Fulton County to take over the family glove manufacturing business. He expanded the business to six manufacturing facilities throughout the area and began selling gloves directly to the consumer in the early 1950’s. He closed his factory in 1973 and retired from the glove business. Mr. Alvord also worked for his son Stephen’s business, Alvord House of Leather. He was an Eagle and Boy Scout leader and active in the YMCA. Mr. Alvord had been a member of the First United Methodist Church of Gloversville for 50 years. He served on the board of trustees and finance committee. He had also served on the board of directors of the Caroga Lake Chapel for 37 years and was board president for 21 years. He served on the Nathan Littauer Hospital Board of Directors and was a member of the Gloversville Masonic Lodge 429 and a former member of the Mayfield Yacht Club.

            Mr. Alvord’s first wife, Elizabeth Naginey, died in 1988.

            Survivors include his wife, Ellen Doakes Alvord, a daughter, Nancy A. Baker of Manassas, Virginia, a son, Stephen E. Alvord of Gloversville, a stepson, James Rulison of Mayfield, and eight grandchildren.

            Services were held on Friday at Walrath and Steward Funeral Home. Burial was at Union Rural Cemetery, Mayfield.

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Vincent H. Alvord (SS# issued in NY) was born , last residence Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY.

            See the obituary of his second wife, Ellen Mary Doak Rulison Alvord, in this compilation.

 

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WILLARD SMITH ALVORD

 

CHATEAUGAY JOURNAL

Chateaugay, Franklin Co., NY—Thursday, 26 July 1900

 

 

            Last Saturday morning one of Chateaugay’s most respected and genuine citizens, Willard S. Alvord, passed into the long and dreamless sleep of death at his home on East Main street in this village. He was not a man who paraded his virtues, but those of his friends who knew him (and they were numbered by the score) knew that behind that calm and unassuming exterior there dwelt a soul of truth and honesty, earned in conviction and unfaltering in fidelity. We owe much to our departed friend for his public services and for his private example as a worthy citizen. No one ever found him without a pleasant word or a joke and his irrepressible wit and jovialty made him a favorite with all who knew him.

            The deceased was born on the old Alvord homestead in Earleville, now occupied by Artemus Earle, in the year 1834, and it was there that the early part of his life was spent as a farmer. Several years ago he purchased the Bort grist and saw mills in Tannery Hollow and for a long while he operated them successfully.

            In 1854 he married his first wife, whose maiden name was Mary MacGregor, a sister to Mrs. W.N. Smith of this village. She died in November, 1873. By his first wife one son and three daughters were born to them.

            He married again in 1876 to Mary N. Van Vechten who has been his devoted help-meet ever since and who still survives him.

            About five years ago he succeeded Mr. Burhams in the furniture business in this village and was conducting it at the time he was taken ill. For several weeks he has been lingering between life and death, but to the end he had full possession of his faculties and the end came peacefully and calmly, as he had lived, early Saturday morning. He died in peace with his God and the world.

            Mr. Alvord was a life-long Republican and an earnest, untiring worker for the party. He has several times been elected town assessor and town clerk and held the position of deputy collector of customs for over a year upon the death of James Mitchell who was acting under Garfield and Arthur’s administration, and was again appointed to the position in 1889 by President Harrison and served through that administration.

            The funeral services were conducted at his late residence on East Main street, Monday afternoon at 1:30, Rev. Geo. Sharpe officiating. All business places in town were closed and the funeral was largely attended. The floral offerings were beautiful and the coffin was banked with flowers and evergreen. The interment took place in the old cemetery. The deceased is survived by a wife, one son, John, and two daughters, Mrs. Mattie Wright, of Boston and Mrs. Minnie Hurlbott, of Lebanon, N.H., to whom the sympathy of the community is extended in their bereavement.

            Those from out of town in attendance at the funeral were Mrs. A. Munger, L.D. Munger, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Cantwell, Mrs. D.R. Belding, Mrs. Frank Allen, Isaiah Gibson, Hiram Thompson, N.W. Rexford, E.A. Douglas, Mrs. Looker, Miss Looker, and Mrs. Wilder, of Malone; Arthur Kane, of Constable; W.R. Sunderlin, of Lebanon, N.H., and Paul Smith.

 

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MALONE PALLADIUM

Malone, Franklin Co., NY—Thursday, 2 August 1900

 

            One by one the older citizens of Chateaugay are passing away, and it is with sincere regret that we are called upon to chronicle the death of Willard S. Alvord, which occurred at his residence on East Main street Saturday morning, July 21, aged 66 years. Mr. Alvord was an excellent citizen, well liked by every one with whom he came in contact, as he was of a jovial nature and his fund of wit was unlimited. He was withal a conscientious, upright and honest man, and one that a community can ill afford to lose. Mr. Alvord was born in Earlville on the place now owned by Artemas Earl, then known as the Alvord homestead, where he spent the younger years of his life.

            Becoming tired of life on the farm, he came to the village several years ago and bought the Bort grist mill in Tannery Hollow, which he conducted for a number of years, and for the past five years was engaged in the furniture business. He always took an active part in politics and held many offices of honor and trust, having been elected assessor and town clerk several times, which positions he filled to the entire satisfaction of all. Upon the death of James Mitchell he was appointed deputy collector of customs to fill his unexpired term and under the Harrison administration he again held the office.

            Funeral services were held at his late residence on Monday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock, Rev. George Sharpe officiating. As a mark of respect for the deceased all business houses in the village were closed during the funeral ceremony which was largely attended, and the floral offerings were especially grand. Interment was in the old cemetery.

            He is survived by a widow, one son, John, two daughters, Mrs. Mattie Wright, of Boston, and Mrs. Minnie Hurlburt, of Lebanon, N. H., who in their deep affliction have the sympathy of all.

            Among those from out of town who were in attendance at the funeral on Monday were J.M. Cantwell and wife, G.H. Main and wife, Mrs. M. Ostrander, Mrs. A.D. Munger, Mrs Belding, H.D. Thompson, L.D. Munger, E.A. Douglass, Isaiah Gibson, N. Rexford, of Malone; Paul Smith, of Paul Smith’s; Arthur Kane and wife, of Constable, and Mrs. W.E. Hall of Burlington.—Chateaugay Record.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his second wife, Mary Ann Sunderlin Van Vachten Alvord, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Willard Smith 1834 NY1, John 1808 NY2, Woolcott 1773 MA3, John 1739 CT4, Thomas 1710 MA5, Thomas 1683 MA6, Thomas 1653 CT7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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WILLIAM ALFORD

 

MEDINA TRIBUNE

Medina, Orleans Co., NY—14 February 1878

 

            William Alford, an old resident of Medina, aged 78 years, died at his residence, in this place, on the 7th inst., of congestion of the lungs.

 

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MEDINA TRIBUNE

Medina, Orleans Co., NY—21 March 1878

 

            George H. Alford, administrator of the estate of the late Wm. Alford, will offer 3 cows, 1 buggy, 1 democrat wagon, a quantity of household goods, and many other articles for sale at the Alford homestead in Medina, on Saturday, March 23d.

 

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AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his daughter Mary J. Alford Brown in this compilation.

            The inscription on his gravestone says: “Born at Clearwell near Coleford, Gloucestershire, Eng.” His wife, buried in the same cemetery, is Sarah Benfield Alford, 1814–1870.

 

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WILLIAM ALFORD

 

DAILY TIMES

Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY—Wednesday, 8 January 1969

 

MANNSVILLE—William Alford, 80, Mansville, Route 2, had apparently been dead for some time when he was found lying by his garage by his grandson this morning.

            The family called Dr. Roger Thompson, assistant medical examiner, who requested the body be taken to Mercy hospital, Watertown. He was taken to the hospital in the Carpenter-Stoodley funeral coach, arriving at 10:15 a.m.

            Mr. Alford had worked at his farm, two miles west of Pierrepont Manor, on the Log London road, Tuesday, and seemed in good health. When his grandson came to see him this morning, he found him outside, apparently dead.

            Mr. Alford is survived by a son, Harvey W., Mannsville; a daughter, Mrs. LaFayette (Isobel) Jones, Marcellus; a half-brother, George Brown, Mottville; 12 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

            He was born June 26, 1888 in Wedmore Somersetshire, England, son of Henry and Fannie Hardwick Alford. He came to this country in 1910. He married Elsie Harvey Sept. 21, 1915 in the Skaneateles Episcopal church. Mrs. Alford died Dec. 18, 1963.

            He was a farmer all his life, making his home near Marcellus from 1910 to 1958, when they moved to the farm near Mannsville.

            He was a member of the Ellisburg United Methodist church.

 

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Photo from Lake View Cemetery, Skaneateles, Onondaga Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Doug Nightingale

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ January 1969) dates of William Alford (SS# issued in NY), last residence Mannsville, Jefferson Co., NY.

            We included the obituary of his daughter Isabel M. Alford Jones in Ohio Obituaries.

 

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WILLIAM ALFORD

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Wednesday, 11 April 2012

 

            William Alford, 72, of Syracuse, died March 30 at University Hospital. Calling hours will be Friday 10 a.m. to noon at Garland Bros. Funeral Home, 143 W. Castle St., with funeral services to follow at noon.

            Burial will be in Loomis Hill Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            Garland Bros. Funeral Home traditionally serves the African American community.

 

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WILLIAM ALFORD, JR.

 

HERALD AMERICAN

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Sunday, 21 August 1994

 

            William Alford Jr., 76, of 427 Tully St., Syracuse, died Wednesday [August 17] at Plaza Nursing Home after a long illness.

            A native of Alabama, Mr. Alford lived in Syracuse for more than 40 years.

            He was a retired construction worker for Henderson and Johnson Construction Co.

            Surviving are his wife, Loree; two daughters, Annie L. Alford of Alabama and Teresa I. Alford of Syracuse; a son, William M. of Syracuse; three stepdaughters, Martha Putnam, Julia Holmes and Brenda Carter, all of Syracuse; several grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; and several cousins.

            Services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at Garland Brothers Funeral Home.

            Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery.

            Calling hours are 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at the funeral home, 143 W. Castle St., Syracuse.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 12 Jan 1914, last residence Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Loree Steverson Alford; and daughter Teresa Ionia Alford in this compilation.

            He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY, but he has no gravestone [Find A Grave].

 

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WILLIAM ALVORD

 

[Although he died in GA, we are including his obituary here because NY was his home, and he had been in GA only 10 days.]

 

EVENING JOURNAL

Albany, Albany Co., NY—26 December 1837

 

            At Savannah, Georgia, on Monday, the 17th inst. Mr. William Alvord, of Albany, N.Y. in the 36th year of his age.

            He had sailed for that city from New York, bound to a southern climate, with the hope of relief from a pulmonary complaint. He had been there but ten days, when the disease took its course, and his soul calmly took its flight to the other world.

            It will be gratifying to his numerous friends to know that though distant from his home, he did not fail in his last days to receive great kindness from the hands of those by whom he was surrounded.

            All who knew him are aware he possessed a heart replete with the most generous and high minded sentiments. But he was as estimable as a citizen as he was beloved as a friend. Endowed with great mental energy, he was remarkable for his perseverance, for his inflexible integrity, for his suavity, for his kindness to all with whom he come in contact, for his uniform and consistent career.

            Irreparable is our loss; and long, long will the fond memory of his virtue remain embalmed in the hearts of many in this community.

 

 

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Photo from Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands, Albany Co. NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marte

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of his sons Henry Benjamin Alvord and William Alvord in California Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: William 1801 VT1, William 1766 MA2, Elisha 1731 MA3, Joseph 1697 MA4, Ebenezer 1665 MA5, Alexander 1627 England6, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England7.

 

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WILLIAM ANTHONY ALFORD

 

OGDENSBURG JOURNAL

Ogdensburg, St. Lawrence Co., NY—Friday, 7 September 1945

 

COLTON FARMER DIES AT HEPBURN HOSPITAL HERE

 

POTSDAM—William Anthony Alford, 61, farmer of Colton, Route 1, died Sunday evening at the A. Barton Hepburn Hospital in Ogdensburg after a short illness.

            Son of the late George and Rose Alford, he was born in Canton on Dec. 24, 1883. On Mar. 26, 1936, he married Mrs. Nettie Hatch at Colton…. The couple made their home on the Alford farm near Cooks Corners.

            The body was removed to the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Hughes, 21 Pierrepont Avenue, where a prayer service was held Wednesday at 1 p.m.

            Funeral services were conducted at 2 p.m. in the Pierrepont Center Church, with the Rev. Paul A. Roy, pastor of the Potsdam Methodist Church of Potsdam, officiating. Burial was made in the Cooks Corners Cemetery.

            Surviving are his wife; three sisters, Mrs. A.J. Cota, Mrs. Bernard Hughes, and Mrs. Lena Fisher of Denver, Colo., formerly of Potsdam; one brother, Mark H. Alford; two step-sons, Harold Hatch, who lives at home, and Ralph Hatch, U.S.N., who is serving in the Pacific area; one step-daughter, Mrs. Maurice Crary, Canton, Route 2, and several nieces and nephews.

FAG photo requested 10/2/2012

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Nettie May Fifield Hatch Alford; mother, Rose Robar Alford; and brothers Gilbert D. Alford and Mark H. Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: William Anthony 1883 NY1, George 1857 NY2, William Arnold 1833 NY3, Arnold 1804 VT4, Arnold 1780 CT5, Eliphalet 1753 CT6, Job 1708 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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WILLIAM CLINTON ALFORD

 

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Photos from William’s web page, which includes an extensive history of his WWII service, at Proviso East High School Bataan Commemorative Research Project

Bottom photo taken while William was a prisoner at Fukuoka #5 POW work camp in Moji, Japan, from September 1944 until liberation in August 1945

 

ITHACA JOURNAL

Ithaca, Tompkins Co., NY—Monday, 16 January 2006

 

TRUMANSBURG [Tompkins Co.]—William C. Alford, of 4380 West Seneca Rd, Trumansburg, passed away at Hospice Comfort Care in Ithaca on Saturday, January 14, 2006, at the age of 84.

            Graveside services with full Military Honors will be scheduled and announced in the spring of 2006. In keeping with Bill’s wishes, no public calling hours have been scheduled.

            The family has entrusted arrangements to the Ness-Sibley Funeral Home, 23 South Street, Trumansburg.

 

In another article:

 

HARRODSBURG HERALD

Harrodsburg, Mercer Co., KY—Thursday, 19 January 2006

 

            William C. Alford, 84, of Trumansburg, NY, died Saturday, Jan. 14, 2006 at Hospice Comfort Care in Ithaca, NY.

            Born Oct. 1, 1921 in Danville, he was the son of the late George and Sadie Miller Alford and the husband of Mary Jackie Alford.

            He attended Burgin High School and enlisted in the Kentucky National Guard in 1939. He was inducted into federal service in November of 1940 along with the National Guard Company stationed at Harrodsburg. He served four years overseas with the 192nd Tank Battalion and was taken prisoner by the Japanese in 1942. He survived the Bataan Death March and three and a half years as a prisoner of war. After the war, he returned to Kentucky and received several awards and citations including the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Presidential Citation. He attained the rank of Master Sergeant and was discharged in 1946. He later moved to Trumansburg, NY, where he was associated with the Chevrolet dealership for 27 years.

            He was a life member of the Arthur E. Bouton American Legion Post #770, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #961, the Disabled American Veterans NY2 and the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor.

            In addition to his wife of 60 years, survivors include: one son, David (Helen) Alford of Trumansburg, NY; one daughter, Judy (Chester) Houseworth of Ithaca, NY; two brothers, Robert (Frances) Alford and John (Ollie) Alford, both of Harrodsburg; one sister, Nancy (Fritz) McElfresh of Danville; four grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

            Graveside services with full military honors will be scheduled for a later date.

            The Ness-Sibley Funeral Home in Trumansburg, NY is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photos from Grove Cemetery, Trumansburg, Tompkins Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, John & Dolores Chase

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of William C. Alford (SS# issued in KY), last residence Trumansburg, Tompkins Co., NY.

            See the obituary of his wife, Mary Helen “Jackie” Lucas Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his parents, George Clinton Alford and Sadie Mae Miller Alford; and siblings Eva Marie Alford Lester and Robert Clines Alford in Kentucky Obituaries.

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

            His lineage: William C. 1921 KY1,George Clinton 1900 KY2, Jesse Thomas 1865 KY3, Henry Clay 1835 KY4, Jesse 1793 KY5, Jacob 1757 VA6, James 1715 VA7.

 

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WILLIAM HENRY ALFORD

 

NEW YORK TIMES

New York City, NY—Tuesday, 13 February 1934

 

LYONS, N.Y., Feb. 12.—William Henry Alford, lifelong resident here and last survivor of Colonel A.D. Adams Grand Army Post, died at his home this morning [February 12]. His age was 93. His Civil War service was with Company C, 160th New York Volunteers.

            Surviving are three daughters, Miss Eunice Alford of Lyons, Mrs. Martha Crowell of Clyde and Miss Irene Alford of Great Barrington, Mass., and a son, Walter Alford of Binghamton.

 

In another article:

 

DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE

Rochester, Monroe Co., NY—Tuesday, 13 February 1934

 

LAST MEMBER OF GAR POST PASSES AT 93

 

LYONS, Feb. 12—William Henry Alford, Civil War veteran and last surviving member of A.D. Adams Post, GAR of this village, died this afternoon at his home in Bear Street. He was 93 years old.

            He is survived by three daughters, Miss Irene J. Alford of Great Barrington, Mass., Miss Eunice E. Alford of Lyons and Mrs. Spencer E. Crowell of Clyde; a son Walter M. Alford of Binghamton; five grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be conducted at a mortuary in William Street at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon with burial in Lyons Rural Cemetery.

 

 

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Photos from Lyons Rural Cemetery, Lyons, Wayne Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Paul Sutton Kamalsky

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his wife, Josephine Elizabeth McCumber Alford, in this compilation.

            William Henry Alford was the son of Hophni Alford and Eliza Ann Pease.

 

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WILLIAM MADISON ALFORD

 

SUFFOLK COUNTY NEWS

Sayville, Suffolk Co., NY—28 August 1925

 

            William M. Alford, a retired silk merchant, who had been a resident of Sayville for the past six years, died of heart trouble at his residence on Candee avenue, this village, at about eight o’clock on Sunday evening.

            He had been in poor health for several years, and was confined to the house and under the care of trained nurses for many weeks, but apparently grew better, and was able to drive about the village until within a few days before his death.

            He was born in New York City 67 years ago, but for many years was a resident of Brooklyn. He had long been a member of the Manhattan Club of New York and of the Riding and Driving Club, the Crescent Athletic Club, and the Montauk Club, of Brooklyn, and when in health was a very active member of the Sayville Golf Club.

            His wife, Marie L. Alford, died eight years ago.

            He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Wilson Stephenson, of Brooklyn, and three sons, Kenneth W. Alford, of Brooklyn, Donald C. Alford, of Greenwich, Conn., and William R. Alford, of Port Washington.

            Funeral services were held at Greenwood Cemetery, where the interment took place at three o’clock on Wednesday afternoon, August 26th, and the remains were laid at rest beside his wife, and his son. Thomas K. Alford, who died at his home adjoining that of his father, on April 29th, last.

 

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Photo from Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rosemary [xxx see jbn2evernow@hotmail.com emails before using this]

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his sons Kenneth Wellington Alford and Thomas Kennedy Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: William Madison 1859 NY1, Thomas Kennedy 1838 NY2, Edwin Madison 1807 NY3, Consider 1778 England4.

 

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WILLIAM P. ALFORD

 

JOURNAL NEWS

White Plains, Westchester Co., NY—Tuesday, 20 April 1999

 

            Alford, William P.—Billy Alford, 40, died April 10, 1999 at his home in Katonah [Westchester Co.].

            He was born April 4, 1959 in Mt. Kisco [Westchester Co.], the son of Shirley A. Maestry Alford and the late Sonny (William C.) Alford.

            He attended Somers schools and was a self-employed electrician. Also an avid sportsman, he enjoyed fishing, hunting, golf and softball.

            Survivors, in addition to his mother of Amawalk, include four sisters and brothers-in-law, Robin and Carl Habeck of N. Myrtle Beach, SC, Allyson and Bob McCormack of Pawling, NY, Terri and Steven Steinfeld of Shenorock and Tina and Bob Powers of Rio Rancho, NM; two nieces; and three nephews.

            Arrangements were handled by Clark Funeral Home in Yorktown Heights.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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WILLIE JAMES ALFORD, JR.

 

BUFFALO NEWS

Buffalo, Erie Co., NY—4 July 2010

 

            Alford, Willie James–June 28, 2010, loving husband of Doretha Alford; beloved father of Barry M. (Johnnie Mae) Damon, Terry (Sharon), Willie J. (Ruthie), Larry (Karen), Edna Walker, Gabriella (Eric) Jordan; grandfather of 17 and a host of great-grandchildren; nephew of Emma Terry; brother-in-law of Isabella Simon; survived by a host of family and friends.

            Wake Tuesday 10 AM, funeral 11 AM at First Centennial Baptist Church, 273 High St. Interment St. Matthew’s Cemetery. Arrangements H. Alfred Lewis Mortuary.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Willie J. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 17 Dec 1934, last residence Buffalo, Erie Co., NY.

            See the obituary of his son Willie James Alford III in this compilation.

            The H. Alfred Lewis Mortuary says “The Oldest Black Funeral Home in Buffalo.”

 

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WILLIE JAMESALFORD III

 

BUFFALO NEWS

Buffalo, Erie Co., NY—Friday, 22 October 2010

 

            Alford—Willie J. III October 18, 2010. Loving son of Doretha Alford; brother of Barry (Johnnie Mae) Damon, Ramona (Nathaniel) River, Terry (Sharon) Alford, Larry (Karen), Edna (Elaine), Gabriella (Eric) Jordan; father of Ebony, Edna and Isaiah Alford; grandfather of Isaiah, Niaya; also survived by other relatives and friends.

            Wake Saturday 10 AM, Funeral 11 AM at St. Martin DePorres R.C. Church, 555 Northhampton St. Interment St. Matthew’s Cemetery. Arrangements by H. Alfred Lewis Mortuary.

 

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Photo from Saint Matthews Cemetery, West Seneca, Erie Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Taken by photographer, Edward Toy (deceased)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his father, Willie James Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            The H. Alfred Lewis Mortuary says “The Oldest Black Funeral Home in Buffalo.”