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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Date posted: 29 OCTOBER 2012

 

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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

 

 

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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....

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2011/312/17772923_132084593129.jpg

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 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.

 

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 Alford in this compilation.

 

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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.

 

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 R. 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, NY on Monday at 1PM. Arrangements by Link-Fox Co. Inc. Funeral Home.....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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ANGELINE 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.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her daughter Esther Ann Alford Holmes in this compilation.

 

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ANITA “NITA BOO” 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 do not list her death.

 

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ANNA 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.

 

In another article—their 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.

 

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 C. Halford; and her son Donald Halford in this compilation.

 

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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.

 

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; and mother, Martha Caughie Alford, in this compilation.

 

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AUDREY ALVORD

 

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.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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AUDREY J. 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....

 

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

 

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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 D. Alford, and Mabel Alford Lyon in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: B. McClure 1903 NY1, Frank Gates 1865 NY2, Ruel 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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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 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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C. LESLIE HALFORD

 

BUFFALO NEWS

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

 

            C. Leslie Halford 92, longtime supervisor of the Town of Salamanca 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.

 

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

 

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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.

 

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.

 

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 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 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 R. ALFORD, SR.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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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 provided 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.

 

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; parents, David Ruel Alford and Rowena Sherman Alford; and grandparents Frank Gates Alford and Minnie Durgan Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Clarence William 1918 NY1, David Ruel 1895 NY2, Frank Gates 1865 NY3, Ruel 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.

 

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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.

 

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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 1870 NY2, Ruel 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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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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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 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

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Permission granted by the photographer,

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 wife, Rowena Sherman Alford; son Clarence William Alford; parents, Frank Gates Alford and Minnie Durgan Alford; and siblings B. McClure Alford, Howard D. Alford, and Mabel Alford Lyon in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: David Ruel 1895 NY1, Frank Gates 1865 NY2, Ruel 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.

 

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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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 C. 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 Cliffod and Penny.

            Memorial services for Don were held at the home of his granddauhgter 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 M. Guinup Doughty Stone Alford, in this compilation.

 

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DONALD W. ALVORD

 

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.

 

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 obituary of his wife, Ruth S. Alvord Brissett, in this compilation.

 

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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.

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

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

 

In another article:

 

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 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.

 

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....

 

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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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 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....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edna A. Lean (SS# issued in NY) was born 9 Jan 1907, last residence not listed.

 

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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

Waiting for permission from JDarbeeSmith - darbee1@juno.com – email sent 10/2/2012

Permission granted by the photographer,

Taken by photographer JDarbeeSmith

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Clarence William 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, Ruel 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

 

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.

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

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

 

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 L. Alvord, in this compilation.

 

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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 obituary of his father, Thomas Gold Alvord Sr., in this compilation.

            No gravestone in Oakwood Cemetery, Syracuse, has been found for him.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Elisha 1843 NY1, Thomas Gold 1810 NY2, 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, Ruel 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 M. 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.

            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.

 

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ELLEN FRANCES 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 at the age of 101 years. She was believed to have been Seneca county’s oldest resident.

 

AAFA NOTES: Ellen F. Alford is listed on the 1880 census with her husband, Thomas Alford age 43 b. NY, and children in Seneca Falls, Seneca Co., NY. By 1900, still in Seneca Falls, she is a widow.

 

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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 G. 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.

 

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

            *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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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.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her mother, Angeline L. Warren Alford, in this compilation.

 

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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, Ruel 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 D. 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 C. 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.

 

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; and his son Donald Halford in this compilation.

 

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FENN G. 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.

            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.

 

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FLORA MAE WRIGHT ALFORD

 

[Although she apparently died in NY, we also published her obituary in South Carolina Obituaries because she was born and is buried in SC.]

 

Extracts from Obituaries Published in The Dillon Herald

Dillon, Dillon Co., SC—Tuesday, 1 January 1991

 

Name: Flora Mae Alford

Parents: Eddie and Mary Wright

Spouse: Henry Alford

Date of Birth/Age: Age 49

Place of Birth: Marlboro County

Date of Death: Dec. 20, 1990

Place of Burial: Roadside Cemetery of Dillon

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Flora M. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 9 Sept 1941, last residence Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY.

            Roadside Cemetery is identified as traditionally serving the African American community.

 

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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.

 

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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 D. Alford, and Mabel Alford Lyon; and siblings Josephine Alford Wood, George Alford, Harvey Giles Alford, Olie Alford, and Rufus Alford in this compilation.

            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, Ruel 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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FLORENCE 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.

 

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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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.

 

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 obituary of his sister Joyce E. Alford Guy in this compilation.

 

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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.com, which lists his wife as Gladys Burch.

            On his 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), Frederick H. Alfreds is age 27, born 29 Oct 1889.

 

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FREDERICK J. 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. Friends may call at the funeral home 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frederick J. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 13 Aug 1923, last residence Oneida, Madison Co., NY.

 

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G. 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., #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.

 

In another article:

 

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.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: G. Albert 1888 NY1, Rufus 1861 NY2, Ruel 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 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 Alford, and Rufus Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: George 1862 NY1, Ruel 1839 NY2, Rufus 1812 VT3, Ashley Owen 1770 VT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England98, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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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.

 

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

 

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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 E. “TED” ALVORD

 

BUFFALO NEWS

Buffalo, Erie Co., NY—9 December 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

            Alvord, George E. “Ted”—Of Angola, 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.

 

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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.

 

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 obituary of her husband, Lynn Walter Alford, in this compilation.

 

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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 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.

            Donations in her memory may be made to the donor’s favorite charity in care of the Keough and Son Funeral Home.

 

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 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.com: 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.

 

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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: 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.

 

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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.

 

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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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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 S. Alvord, in this compilation.

 

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HARLAN G. 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

 

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 obituary of his brother Lawrence Bill Alvord in this compilation.

 

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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.

 

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 R. Alford Sr. and Harvey C. Alford in this compilation.

 

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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 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.

 

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 R. Alford Sr. and Harold Gordon Alford in this compilation.

 

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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 Alford, Olie Alford, and Rufus Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Harvey Giles 1870 NY1, Ruel 1839 NY2, Rufus 1812 VT3, Ashley Owen 1770 VT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England98, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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HARVEY R. 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.

 

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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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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.

 

Photo from Virgil Rural Cemetery, Virgil, Cortland Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, kswh

 

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 9, 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.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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HENRY ALTON ALFORD

 

THE EXCHANGE

Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC—Thursday, 26 July 2007

 

LYONS [ Co.], N.Y.—Henry Alton Alford of Lyons, New York, passed away on July 23, 2007. Henry is the son of Eva Alford of Laurinburg and the late Orange Alford.

            Boeheim-Pusateri Funeral Home in New York is serving the family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Henry A. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 31 May 1949, last residence Lyons, Wayne Co., NY.

 

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HOWARD D. 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.

 

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 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.com) 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 gravestone looks like 1898, but 1892 correlates with his age at death in the obituary.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Howard D. 1892 NY1, Frank Gates 1865 NY2, Ruel 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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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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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.

 

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.

 

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JACK 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.

 

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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. 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.

 

http://image1.findagrave.com/photos/2008/144/13035171_121167560717.jpg

Photo from Kirkville Cemetery, Kirkville, Onondage Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ann

 

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.

 

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

 

CHARLOTTE OBSERVER

Charlotte, Mecklenburg Co., NC—Thursday, 15 February 2007

 

MAXTON—James Edward Alford, 61, of Brooklyn, NY, formerly of Maxton, died February 12, 2007. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by S & L Funeral Home of Maxton, NC.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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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.

FAG photo requested 10/8/2012

 

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 obituaries of his paternal grandparents, Leonard Alfred and Madeline A. Spellman Alfred, in this compilation.

            His middle name is from his Find A Grave memorial.

 

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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.

 

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.

 

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, 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.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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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.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her brothers Frank Gates Alford, George Alford, Harvey Giles Alford, Olie Alford, and Rufus Alford in this compilation.

 

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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.

 

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 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.

 

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.

 

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JUDY A. ALFORD BOWEN

 

LAKE PLACID NEWS

Lake Placid, Essex Co., NY—19 July 2002

 

Photo from Lake Placid News, 19 July 2002

 

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 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, Ruel 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 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.

 

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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.

 

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.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Joan Wendt Alford, and his brother J. Edwin Alford in this compilation.

 

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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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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.

 

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 G. Alvord in this compilation.

 

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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.

 

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-Grandfaher 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.

 

 

Photos from East Avon Cemetery, Avon, Hartford Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Avon Free Public Library

 

AAFA NOTES: 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.

FAG photo requested 10/8/2012

 

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; and grandson Jason Alfred in this compilation.

            Leonard Alfred, age 15 b. NY, is listed on the 1940 census in Albany, Albany Co., NY, with his parents, David and Lena Alfred, both born in Russia, and his siblings.

 

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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, 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.

 

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 obituary of his wife, Florence Cuyler Alford, in this compilation.

 

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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. 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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LOREE 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.

 

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

            See the obituaries of her husband, William Alford Jr.; and daughter Teresa Ionia Alford in this compilation.

 

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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.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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 M. 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 in Edward John Noble Hospital.

            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.

 

In another article:

 

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.

 

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.

 

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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 obituary of her brother William Edward Alford in Missouri 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.

            Her lineage: Lucy Catherine 1907 AR1, Lambert M. 1865 TN2, Lambert Meek 1835 NC3. Lambert Meek Alford’s mother was Nancy Alford born about 1800 in NC.

 

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LYNN WALTER 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.

            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.

            Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m.

 

In another article:

 

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.

 

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

 

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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.

FAG photo requested 9/21/2012

 

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 D. 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, Ruel 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.

FAG photo requested 10/8/2012

 

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; and grandson Jason Alfred in this compilation.

 

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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 obituary of her husband, Armond Arnold Alford, 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 with her parents John M. and Eliza Alford, both born England, in Paris, Oneida Co., NY, 1870 census. Her younger brother, John M. Alford, was born in MA. In 1880 this family is still in Paris, Oneida Co.

 

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MARION I. SHUMWAY ALFORD TERRY DEFOREST

 

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. 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 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 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.

 

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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.

 

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 brother William Anthony Alford in this compilation.

 

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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.

 

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.

 

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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 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-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.

 

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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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 grandparents Frank Gates Alford and Minnie Durgan Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Maurice Lloyd 1926 NY1, B. McClure 1903 NY2, Frank Gates 1865 NY3, Ruel 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

 

[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.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Melaney 1955 NY1, Maurice Lloyd 1926 NY2, B. McClure 1903 NY3, Frank Gates 1865 NY4, Ruel 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 R. “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. 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.

 

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 probable father, listed 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.

 

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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 D. 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 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.

 

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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NUNA ALFORD HATCHER

 

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.)

 

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 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 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

 

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 Alford, Harvey Giles Alford, and Rufus Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Olie 1873 NY1, Ruel 1839 NY2, Rufus 1812 VT3, Ashley Owen 1770 VT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England98, Thomas 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.

 

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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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RICHARD EDWARD ALVORD

 

TIMES UNION

Albany, Albany Co., NY—Friday, 23 September 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999

 

MIDDLE GROVE—Richard Edward Alvord, 53, of Hughes Road died Wednesday 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....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his father, Dorian E. Alvord, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Richard Edward ???? 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 CT20, 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.

 

http://image1.findagrave.com/photos/2011/80/67291701_130084022344.jpg

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.com) lists Ricky L. Alford born 14 March 1958 in Monterey Co., mother’s maiden name Johncox.

 

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ROBERT 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.

 

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 L. ALVORD

 

PULASKI DEMOCRAT

Pulaski, Oswego Co., NY—Thursday, 26 August 1965

 

            Robert L. Alvord, 59, of Airport Road, Amboy, died unexpectedly Saturday while vacationing in the Town of Orwell. 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.

 

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 obituary of his wife, Edna M. Carver Alvord, in this compilation.

 

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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. 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.

 

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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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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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 Mark H. Alford and William Anthony Alford in this compilation.

 

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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

Permission granted by the photographer,

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 obituary of her husband, David Ruel 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 G. Albert Alford; and siblings Josephine Alford Wood, Frank Gates Alford, George Alford, Harvey Giles Alford, and Olie 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.

            His lineage: Rufus 1861 NY1, Ruel 1839 NY2, Rufus 1812 VT3, Ashley Owen 1770 VT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England98, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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RUTH S. ALVORD BRISSETT

 

[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.

 

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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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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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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 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.

Photo from Temple Israel Cemetery, Guilderland, Albany Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Samantha Cleveland - PerkyRN@aol.com – emailed 10/8/2012

Permission granted by the photographer,

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.

 

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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, Lillian Fagan Alvord and Robert W. Alvord; and her sister Barbara J. Alvord in this compilation.

 

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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.

 

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 Alford, in this compilation. Her mother’s obituary provides her middle name.

 

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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.

 

 

 

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

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 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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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.

 

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

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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 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, Ruel 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.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Vincent H. Alvord (SS# issued in NY) was born , last residence Gloversville, Fulton Co., NY.

 

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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

 

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.

 

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.

 

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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 Firday 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 Alford; and daughter Teresa Ionia Alford in this compilation.

 

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WILLIAM ANTHONY ALFORD

 

OGDENSBURG JOURNAL

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

 

MADRID—Funeral services were held Wednesday for William Anthony Alford, 61, a brother of Mark H. Alford of Madrid, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Hughes in Potsdam. The Rev. Paul A. Roy, pastor of the Potsdam Methodist Church officiated. Burial was made at the Cook’s Corners Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford died at the A. Barton Hepburn Hospital in Ogdensburg after a short illness.

            A son of the late George and Rose Alford, he was born Dec. 24, 1883 at Canton. He married Mrs. Nettie Hatch of Colton.

            Surviving are his wife, four sisters, Mrs. A.J. Cota, Mrs. Bernard Hughes, Mrs. Lena Fisher and Mrs. Edith Olmstead; one brother, Mark H. Alford; two stepsons, Harold Hatch and Ralph Hatch, USN, serving in the Pacific area; a step-daughter, Mrs. Maurice Crary of Canton, and several nieces and nephews.

 

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Nettie May Fifield Hatch Alford; mother, Rose Robar Alford; and brother Mark H. Alford in this compilation.

 

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WILLIAM C. ALFORD

 

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.

 

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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.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of William C. Alford (SS# issued in KY), last residence Trumansburg, Tompkins Co., NY.

            We included the obituary of his father George Clinton Alford and sister Marie Alford Lester in Kentucky Obituaries, where her parents are named Clinton and Sadie Miller Alford.

            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 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.

 

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.”