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OREGON 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) often adds notes to each obituary, including Social Security Death Index (SSDI) data, relationship of the deceased to other Alfords, and lineages. 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: 20 OCTOBER 2014

 

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The families of some of the subjects of these Oregon 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 John Alford and Jane McElhattan (DNA Group One)

 

2. Descendants of John & Mary Alford of Frederick County VA (DNA Group Two)

 

3. 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

 

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A frequently cited source is this database at Ancestry.com:

 

OR Deaths: Oregon Death Index, 1898–2008. The deceased’s middle name is sometimes limited to 3 letters in this database.

 

 

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ADDIE LEOLA HATFIELD ALFORD

Mother of Marie Alford Burke, AAFA #0023

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Saturday, 24 August 1985

 

            Addie Leola Alford of 5335 Main St., Space 220, Springfield, and previously of 483 Cheshire St., Eugene, passed away August 21, 1985, at the age of 85.

            She was born March 29, 1900, in Iduma, Missouri, and was married April 11, 1917, in Eugene to William Everett Alford.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, William, on January 23, 1981.

            She is survived by 4 sons and daughters-in-law, a daughter and son-in-law: Neal and Thelma of Eugene, Norman and Mona of Eugene, William and Enola Burke of Springfield, Alvin and Leora (wife deceased) of Springfield, and Richard Alford of Winchester Bay, Oregon; 13 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; 7 great-great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Graveside services will be Monday, August 26, 1985, at 11:30 a.m. in West Lawn Memorial Park, with Danny Dixon of the Eastside Baptist Church officiating. The family has requested a closed casket. West Lawn Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

Photo from West Lawn Memorial Park, Eugene, Lane Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rena Robbins

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Addie Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Springfield, Lane Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of her husband, William Everett Alford; and her sons Alvin Lavern Alford, Richard A. Alford, and Norman Lee Alford in this compilation.

            The section of the cemetery where she is buried is Garden of Canaan Lot 138 space 7, next to her husband.

 

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AGGIE ALFORD LARSON

 

OREGON STATESMAN

Salem, Marion Co., OR—29 November 1973

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2003

 

            Aggie A. Larson, 83, 3662 East Nob Hill St. SE, died Wednesday in a Salem nursing home.

            A native of Iowa, she lived in Bend for many years before coming to Salem in 1964. She was a member of Morningside United Methodist Church and had done volunteer work at the Methodist Home. She was a retired nurse.

            Survivors include daughters Ethel Jones and Helen Harris, both of Salem.

            Services are pending at Virgil T. Golden mortuary.

 

Photo from Deschutes Memorial Gardens, Bend, Deschutes Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lisa

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Aggie Larson (SS# issued in OR) was born 13 July 1890, last residence Salem, Marion Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Eugene Clair Alford Sr. and Ethel May Piggott Alford; and her siblings Eugene Clair Alford Jr., Lela Glee Alford Gear, Max L. Alford, and Walden Taylor Alford in this compilation.

            Her FindAGrave.com memorial lists her as Agnes Bell “Aggie” Alford Larson.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Aggie 1890 IA1, Eugene Clair 1866 IA2, Henry Constantine 1828 NY3, Clark Baker 1803 VT4, Ashley Owen 1770 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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AGNES PEARL ALFORD CASWELL

Aunt of Cheryl Alford Kula, AAFA #0065

 

DEMOCRAT HERALD

Albany, Linn Co., OR—16 August 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2003

 

Agnes Pearl Caswell

Sept. 18, 1915–Aug. 14, 1999

 

SWEET HOME—Agnes Pearl Caswell, 83, of Sweet Home died of Orville and Alweena (Plagman) Alford, she grew up in the Talman area. She graduated from Albany High School.

            She married Gail James Caswell June 22, 1935, and was an enthusiastic homemaker who enjoyed gardening and her flowers.

            Mrs. Caswell’s hobbies included sewing, crocheting, knitting and making quilts. She made a quilt for each of her children and grandchildren.

            A member of the Oregon Appaloosa Horse Association, she rode horses for many years and participated in endurance rides. She was a 4-H leader for many years and assisted a 4-H horse club.

            Surviving are husband Gail; sons Delbert of Sweet Home and Lyle of Brownsville; daughter Joyce Brown of Holly; and seven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

            Her siblings, Russell, Ivan, Clifford, Edith, and Edna died earlier.

            A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Lewis Cemetery, with Bill Shockey officiating. Workman and Steckly Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Agnes P. Caswell (SS# issued in OR) was born 18 Sept 1915, last residence Sweet Home, Linn Co., OR.

            See the obituary of her brother William R. “Russ” Alford in this compilation.

            Her father Orville Alford was born 26 April 1884 in Linn Co. Oregon. He was the son of William Newton Alford and Margaret Miranda Pierce.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Agnes Pearl 1915 OR1, Orville Leland 1884 OR2, William Newton 1858 OR3, Russell 1824 TN4, Thomas 1802 VA5, William 1775 VA6, Thomas 1736 VA7, John 1696 ?? 8.

 

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AILEEN CAMPBELL ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—Friday, 3 March 1995

 

            Aileen Campbell Alford—A memorial service will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, March 4, l995, in Finley-Sunset Hills Mortuary.

            Mrs. Alford died Feb. 28 at age 92.

            She was born June 23, 1902, in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. She married William “Harry” Alford in 1920. He died in 1957. Mrs. Alford moved from Seattle to Portland in 1958.

            Survivors are her daughters, Marion Roseta and Gloria Qvale, both of Portland; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

            Private interment in Acacia Memorial Park in Seattle. Remembrances: Kidney Association of Oregon or Washington; or charity of choice.

 

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Photo from Acacia Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Lake Forest Park, King Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bob Gillum

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Aileen C. Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Portland, Multnomah Co., OR.

            We included the obituaries of her husband, William Henry “Harry” Alford; and daughter Maxine Michie Alford in Washington Obituaries.

 

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ALBERT ALFORD

Great-Grandfather of Richard Lindsay Alford, AAFA #0266

 

Photo from Alicia Houston, AAFA #0001—originally from Robert Carr, 2nd great grandson of Thomas Alford

 

Source unknown, but probably:

MAIL TRIBUNE

Medford, Jackson Co., OR—31 October 1921

 

ALBERT ALFORD OF TALENT, FATHER OF M.L. ALFORD, DIES

 

            Albert Alford, for 46 years a resident of Talent, passed away at his home in that place Sunday at 2:45 p.m., as a result of paralysis.

            Mr. Alford was born in Missouri in the year 1833. In 1850 when but 17 years of age, he crossed the plains by ox team, and settled in the Willamette Valley, where in 1853 he was married.

            In 1869 Mr. and Mrs. Alford moved to Rogue River valley, and resided north of Central Point until 1875, when they moved to Talent, where they have since resided.

            Mr. Alford, in business affairs, was a man of success, but spent little time in public life. He was commissioner of Jackson county at the time the court house was built, and participated in the erection of that structure.

            He was also a veteran of the Rogue River Indian war.

            Mr. Alford is the last of eight children. He leaves besides his wife, two sons and one daughter, Russel Alford of Klamath Falls, M.L. [Moses Lafayette] Alford of Medford, and Mrs. L.F. Willits of Klamath Falls. Another daughter, Mrs. Wolters of Talent, passed away last July.

            Funeral services will be held at the residence in Talent Tuesday, November 1 at 2:00 p.m., Rev. R.R. Leach officiating. Interment in Medford I.O.O.F. cemetery, Weeks-Conger Co, in charge.

 

Photo from Eastwood IOOF Cemetery, Medford, Jackson Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Larry Moore

 

AAFA NOTES: OR Deaths lists Albert Alford, died 30 Oct 1921 in Jackson Co.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Catherine K. Brinker Alford; daughter Laura Alice Alford Willits; and daughter-in-law Virginia Tennessee “Jennie” Neil Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Albert 1833 MO1, Thomas 1802 VA2, William 1775 VA3, Thomas 1736 VA4, John 1696 ?? 5.

 

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ALBERT AUSTIN ALFORD

 

 

Seated: Sara Ellen Davis Alford and Albert Austin Alford; Standing: their children Velma, Dillard, and Otto

Photos from Alford Family Tree, Ancestry.com, submitter Swordsmen64

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Saturday, 11 December 1943

 

            Albert Austin Alford died at his home in Harrisburg, Dec. 10, 1943. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13 at Harrisburg. Miller-Sherman funeral home in charge of arrangements.

 

Photo from Alford Cemetery, Harrisburg, Linn Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Vivienne Edwards

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Sarah Ellen Davis Alford; children Otto Emil Alford, Dillard O. Alford, Velma Frances Alford Evans; his parents, Martha Jane Rogers Alford and Russell Alford; and siblings Emma Charlotta Alford Clover, Jesse Cornelius Alford, John Felberd Alford, Lucinda Caroline Alford Singletary, Melinda Frances Alford Hawke, and Nora Alice Alford Ingram in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Albert Austin 1867 OR1, Russell 1824 TN2, Thomas 1802 VA3, William 1775 VA4, Thomas 1736 VA5, John 1696 ?? 6.

 

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ALEENE CLAIRE BARTON ALFORD

 

[Aleene died in ID, but we are also including her obituary here because of her close ties to OR.]

 

WALLOWA COUNTY CHIEFTAIN

Enterprise, Wallowa Co., OR—19 February 2009

 

 

            Aleene Claire Barton Alford, a longtime Joseph [Wallowa Co., OR] elementary teacher, died Feb. 12, 2009, at St. Luke Hospital in Meridian, Idaho, at the age of 86.

            Aleene was born August 4, 1922, in La Grande to Arthur and Grace Barton.

            She lived and grew up in Shevlin, Ore., most of her childhood. She attended school in Shevlin through fourth grade, and then finished her schooling in LaPine.

            As a high school student Aleene was very active on the debate team, as school editor, played girl’s basketball, and competed in and won several speech contests locally and at state level. In May of 1940, she graduated valedictorian of LaPine high school, receiving a scholarship to attend Eastern Oregon College of Education in La Grande. After receiving her teacher’s certificate in 1943 she taught first grade in Milton-Freewater.

            On Nov. 9, 1943, Aleene and Merle Alford were married in Nampa, Idaho,

            The couple moved to Sebring, Fla., while Merle was still in the Army Air Force. Aleene continued her teaching career teaching pre-school while they lived there. They then moved back to Joseph to help run the Alford Ranch.

            Aleene taught first, fifth and sixth grades in Lostine and then taught first grade in Joseph Elementary School for 31 years, from 1953 until her retirement in 1984.

            She received her teachers degree in 1971 from Eastern Oregon State College. She also taught evening adult reading classes, tutored students outside of school, and helped students with speeches throughout the years. She was honored as Educator of the Year. Aleene loved all her students and would tell them at the beginning of each school year that this was her best class yet.

            Aleene was very involved in the community. She was a member and held offices in both AAUW and Toastmasters. She was a board member of Friends of the Library in Joseph and a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority group.

            Aleene was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 58 years, Merle, and grandson Michael Hauser.

            She is survived by her three children and their spouses: son Gary and his wife Susan Alford of Joseph; daughter Marietta Hauser of Meridian, Idaho; and son John and his wife Jeannie of Joseph. She also leaves behind five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be held at Bollman’s Funeral Home in Enterprise 2 p.m. Feb. 20, 2009.

            Contributions may be made to the Cancer Foundation or Joseph Education Foundation in her memory.

 

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THE OBSERVER

La Grande, Union Co., OR—17 February 2009

 

            Aleene Claire Barton Alford, 86, formerly of Joseph, died Feb. 12 at St. Luke Hospital in Meridian, Idaho. Funeral services will begin at 2 p.m. Friday at Bollman’s Funeral Home in Enterprise.

            Aleene was born Aug. 4, 1922, to Arthur and Grace Barton in La Grande. She lived and grew up in Shevlin most of her childhood. She attended the school in Shevlin through fourth grade, and then finished her schooling in LaPine.

            As a high school student Aleene was very active on the debate team. She was school editor, played basketball and competed in and won several speech contests locally and at the state level. In May 1940, she graduated valedictorian of the LaPine High School, receiving a scholarship to attend Eastern Oregon College of Education in La Grande.

            After receiving her teacher’s certificate in 1943 she taught first grade in Milton-Freewater.

            On Nov. 9, 1943, Aleene and Merle Alford married in Nampa, Idaho. They moved to Sebring, Fla., while Merle was still in the Army Air Force. Aleene taught preschool while they lived there.

            They then moved back to Joseph to help run the Alford Ranch. Aleene taught fifth and sixth grades in Lostine. She then taught first grade in the Joseph Elementary School for 31 years, from 1953 until her retirement in 1984. She received her teachers degree in 1971 from Eastern Oregon State College. She also taught evening adult reading classes, tutored students outside of school and helped students with speeches throughout the years. She was honored as Educator of the Year.

            Aleene was a member and held offices in both AAUW and the Toastmistress Organization. She was a board member of Friends of the Library in Joseph and a member of Beta Sigma Phi sorority.

            She is survived by her three children and their spouses: son, Gary and his wife, Susan Alford, of Joseph, daughter, Marietta Hauser of Meridian, Idaho, son, John and his wife, Jeannie, of Joseph; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. Aleene was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Merle; and her grandson, Michael Hauser.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the Cancer Foundation or Joseph Education Foundation

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Aleene C. Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Midvale, Washington Co., ID.

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

 

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ALVIN LAVERN ALFORD

Brother of Enola Marie Alford Burke, AAFA #0023

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Thursday, 16 October 2008

 

SPRINGFIELD—A graveside service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at Rest-Haven Memorial Park in Eugene for Alvin L. Alford of Springfield, who died Oct. 13 of age-related causes. He was 83.

            He was born March 3, 1925, in Reedsport to William and Addie Hatfield Alford. He married Leora Maxwell on July 15, 1945, in Eugene.

            Alford graduated from Eugene High School in 1943. He served in the Army during World War II. He worked as a gravel truck driver for Lane Gravel Co. and Delta Sand & Gravel Co.

            Survivors include two sons, Michael Alford of Eugene and Garry Liston of Arvada, Colo.; a brother, Richard of Winchester Bay; a sister, Enola Burke of Springfield; five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. His wife died in 1985.

            Arrangements by Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene.

 

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Photo from Rest-Haven Memorial Park, Eugene, Lane Co., OR,—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Elizabeth Simpson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Alvin Lavern Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Springfield, Lane Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Addie Leola Hatfield Alford and William Everett Alford; and his brothers Norman Lee Alford and Richard A. Alford in this compilation.

            1930 census, Eugene, Lane Co., OR: Everett W. Alford, 36 OR (parents b. OR); his wife Addie L., 30 MO; and children, all b. OR: Neal M. 12, Norman L. 10, Enola M. 8, Alvin L. 5, and Richard A. 0/12.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Alvin Lavern 1925 OR1, William Everett 1893 OR2, John Felberd 1865 OR3, Russell 1824 TN4, Thomas 1802 VA5, William 1775 VA6, Thomas 1736 VA7, John 1696 ?? 8.

 

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AMANDA E. ALFORD

 

THE MORNING OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—Thursday, 12 August 1886

 

            The daughter of J.R. Alford, of Harrisburg [Linn Co.] who has been ill for sometime died on Sunday [August 8].

 

Photo from Alford Cemetery, Harrisburg, Linn Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bob Wilson

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her mother, Ann E. Scrivener Alford; her grandfather, William Alford; and great-grandfather, Thomas Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Amanda E. 1875 OR1, John R. 1849 MO2, William 1822 TN3, Thomas 1802 VA4, William 1775 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ?? 7.

 

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ANN E. SCRIVENER ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—Friday, 30 May 1924

 

HARRISBURG, Or., May 29—Mrs. Ann Alford, 70, died at her home here Tuesday night [May 27]. She had lived alone since the death of her husband, John R. Alford in 1914. The last of her three children died in 1907.

            She was born in Sheridan county, Mo., and crossed the plains with her parents, whose name was Scrivener, in the 50s. Her marriage to Mr. Alford was in 1880.

 

Photo from Alford Cemetery, Harrisburg, Linn Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Vivienne Edwards

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her daughter Amanda E. Alford; her husband’s father, William Alford; and her husband’s grandfather, Thomas Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: John R. 1849 MO1, William 1822 TN2, Thomas 1802 VA3, William 1775 VA4, Thomas 1736 VA5, John 1696 ?? 6.

 

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ANTHONY HOWELL ALFORD

AAFA #0970

 

STATESMAN JOURNAL

Salem, Marion Co., OR—16 October 2005

 

SALEM—A. Howell Alford—Survived by wife, Madeline Alford. Family services will be held at Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minn. Arrangements by Virgil T. Golden Funeral Service.

 

Photo from Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jim C.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that A. Howell Alford (SS# issued in MN) was born 15 Dec 1925 and died 14 Oct 2005, last residence Salem, Polk Co., OR.

            We included the obituary of his twin brother, Howard Anson Alford, in California Obituaries.

            Howell was the son of Thomas Lauhon Alford and Gertrude Mary Walter.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of Jacob Alford, b. 1761 NC.

            His lineage: Anthony Howell 1925 OK1, Thomas Lauhon 1891 TX2, James Noel Welch 1864 TX3, Jacob Lauhon 1834 LA4, Needham Judge 1789 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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AUDELL HELLENA “NINA” ALFORD RIMBAUGH SHAW

Sister of Ray Dortey Alford, AAFA #0459

Aunt of Pamela Alford Thompson, AAFA #0030

 

STATESMAN JOURNAL

Salem, Marion Co., OR—Sunday, 18 March 2012

 

 

 

SALEM—Nina Shaw, age 96, died in her sleep February 26, 2012 in Tierra Rose Care Center in Salem, Oregon, where she lived for 11 years.

            She was born Audell Hellena Alford in Merryville, Louisiana, to James Maxie Alford and Isabel Vogel. Nina was the only girl out of 5 children. Being the only female, she soon learned to stand her ground with her 2 older brothers and her 2 younger brothers.

            In 1935 she married Carl T. Rimbaugh, an attorney in San Bernardino, California. They had a daughter, Carlene Nina. Several years later they divorced, but remained good friends until his death in 1974. In 1940 she married William W. Shaw also an attorney in Riverside, California. They had a son, William R. “Billy” Shaw. She had a variety of interests, including camping, hunting, fishing, training horses and breeding her cherished pure bred poodles in the 1950’s.

            She was a spell-binding story-teller expounding on her vast adventures. She was a Legal Secretary and Real Estate Investor by profession. She later, inherited a talent agency and a restaurant near Palm Springs. These new ventures were a challenge. She met them head on like everything else in her life and had fun learning to be a Talent Agent and later a Restaurateur.

            Nina is survived by her daughter, Carlene Nina Papenfus, husband Frank and her five Grand-Children; James Sherman Foster III, wife Marla, Julia Ann Oliver, Fiancée Chuck Knopf, Franklin Kurtis Koch and William Shaw Jr, wife Cristina, Brandy Cassandra Shaw, 8 great grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren.

            She walked to a different drummer. She was a remarkable woman, quick witted, adventurous and fun to be around. Later, dementia distorted and robbed her of many family memories.

            The Family would like to thank the Willamette Valley Hospice for the care given to Nina as well as the staff of Tierra Rose Care Center for their excellent care and compassion of our loved one. Her request was to be cremated by Heritage Memorial Services in Portland. They made the final arrangements for the family. There will be no public memorial service.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nina A. Shaw (SS# issued in CA) was born 6 June 1915, last residence not listed.

            We included the obituaries of her brother Ray Dortey Alford in California Obituaries; and her brother Lavern Chester “Chuck” Alford in Nevada Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Pierce Lewis Alford, 1829GA–1864.

            Her lineage: Audell Hellena “Nina” 1915 LA1, James Maxie 1877 TX2, John Paten Phillip 1850 GA3, Pierce Lewis 1829 GA4.

 

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AUDREY JANE LIDSTONE SNELLGROVE ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—Thursday, 31 August 2006

 

            Audrey Jane Alford died Aug. 27, 2006, of cancer at age 63.

            Audrey Lidstone was born April 16, 1943 in Victoria, B.C. She was a long haul trucker for Schneider National Carrier and lived in Portland for 30 years. In 1997 she married Jack; they moved to Myrtle Creek four years ago.

            Survivors include her husband; daughter, Sherry Snellgrove; son, Don Snellgrove; and three grandchildren.

            Remembrances to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Mountain View Memorial Chapel, Myrtle Creek.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Audrey Jane Alford (SS# issued in GA), last residence Myrtle Creek, Douglas Co., OR.

 

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BERNICE HESTER “BE” SMITH ALFORD

 

THE BULLETIN

Bend, Deschutes Co., OR—Tuesday, 16 January 2001

 

            Bernice “Be”‘ (Smith) Alford of Bend died Friday [January 12] of natural causes. She was 76. Mrs. Alford was born Dec. 15, 1924, in Stockton [Cedar Co.], Missouri. She moved to Bend when she was a toddler and graduated from Bend High School.

            She married Glenn Alford March 11, 1944, at Camp Abbott in Sunriver. He died in October 1983.

            Mrs. Alford worked as a sales clerk at JC Penny for 39 years and retired in 1987. She was involved with the American Red Cross Blood Mobile and was affiliated with the First United Methodist Church of Bend. She was part of United Methodist Women as local secretary and held district and conference offices; a member of the ERBELE and Geathouse Circles and a lay representative to the annual conference.

            She was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

            Viewing will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at Niswonger, Reynolds & Tabor Funeral Home. A funeral will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at First United Methodist Church of Bend and a graveside service will follow immediately after at Greenwood Cemetery.

Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Bend, Deschutes Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lisa

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bernice H. Alford (SS# issued in PR), last residence Bend, Deschutes Co., OR.

            Bernice was the daughter of Harry Newton Smith and Ella May Ray.

 

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BESSIE BEATRICE ALFORD HATFIELD MATSON

Aunt of Enola Marie Alford Burke, AAFA #0023

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Tuesday, 19 May 1987

 

            Bessie B. Hatfield Matson of Eugene died May 17, 1987 at the age of 88. She was born in Monroe, Oregon on August 12, 1898, coming from pioneer great grandparents arriving in Oregon in 1850 and settling near Harrisburg. Granddaughter of Russell and Martha Rogers Alford and Alvin and Lucy Richardson Perkins; great-granddaughter of Thomas and Kesia Capp [incorrect: Cupp] Alford and Perry and Mary Richardson [incorrect: Perry Richardson and Juliatha Cox]; daughter of John and Lillie Perkins Alford. Her father, John Alford, worked for the City of Eugene for 34 years before his death in 1948. Bessie was a cook in Eugene, first at the old Public Market on West Broadway, then for the McMorran Washburn Tea Room, where she made those famous pies.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Hatfield, and her second husband, Chris Madson [sic].

            She is survived by 2 daughters: Mrs. Les (Lucille) Omlid and Mrs. Wallace (Lorraine) Gilzow; a sister, Doris Tribble of Hayward, California and 2 brothers, Ivan Alford of Eugene, and Clell, and wife Velma Alford, of Portland; a step-son, Glenn, and wife Bettie Matson, of Eugene; 7 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.

            Graveside services will be held Wednesday, May 29th, at 1 p.m. at West Lawn Memorial Park. Pastor Dan Quelio officiating. Lounsbury-Musgrove Mortuary in charge of arrangements.

 

Photo from West Lawn Memorial Park, Eugene, Lane Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Judy Norman

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ May 1987) dates of Bessie Matson (SS# issued in OR), last residence Eugene, Lane Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of her parents, John Felberd Alford and Lillie Bell Perkins Alford; and her brothers Emery Ray Alford, Clell Lavern Alford, Douglas Lee Alford, and William Everett Alford in this compilation.

            The section of the cemetery where she is buried is Garden of Canaan Lot 135 space 3.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Bessie Beatrice 1898 OR1, John Felberd 1865 OR2, Russell 1824 TN3, Thomas 1802 VA4, William 1775 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ?? 7.

 

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BETTY JEAN HALFORD OLSEN

 

Betty Jean Halford

Photo from Jodi Nelson’s Joseph Halford and Descendants family tree (Ancestry.com)—used with permission

 

THE OUTLOOK

Boring, Clackamas Co., OR—Wednesday, 5 June 2002

 

GRESHAM [Multnomah Co.]—Longtime Gresham resident, Betty Jean Olsen, 78, died on Tuesday, June 4, in Boring. A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 7, at the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints, 540 S.E. Hogan Road in Gresham. Bateman Carroll Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

            She was born in Ogden, Utah, to William and Eliza Halford. She was raised and educated in Ogden where she married Sam Olsen on January 1, 1943. She moved to Gresham in the early 1970’s and worked for Standard Insurance Company for 17 years retiring in 1985. She was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints.

            Survivors include her husband, sons, Hal of Tualatin and Gregen of Auburn, Washington, daughters, Karleen Day and Marcia Woods of Boring, 11 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

 

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THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—Thursday, 6 June 2002

 

            A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 7, 2002, in the Hogan Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Gresham for Betty Jean Olsen, who died June 4 at age 78.

            Betty Jean Halford was born Sept. 15, 1923, in Ogden, Utah. She moved to Portland in 1960 and was a secretary and auditor for Standard Insurance for 17 years. In 1943, she married Sam G.

            Survivors include her husband; sons, Hal and Greg; daughters, Karleen Day and Marcia Woods; 11 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

            Remembrances to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Arrangements by Bateman-Carroll.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2013/86/98490371_136445996716.jpg

Photo from Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Gresham, Multnomah Co., OR,—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Michelle

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Betty J. Olsen (SS# issued in UT), last residence Gresham, Multnomah Co., OR.

            We included the obituaries of her parents, William Oliver Halford and Eliza Ann Ward Halford, in Utah Obituaries; sister Bertha Gwendolyn Halford Brooks in Idaho Obituaries; and sister Edna Eliza Halford Colman Smith in California Obituaries.

            Online family trees list her parents as William Oliver Halford and Eliza Ann Ward. William’s parents were Joseph Henry Halford and Emma Hoskins.

            The Early Latter-day Saints website (http://earlylds.com) lists Joseph Henry Halford, b. 14 Feb 1842 in Nauvoo, Hancock Co., IL. He d. on 20 Apr 1907 in Portage, Box Elder Co., UT. His parents were Joseph Halford, b. 1805 (d. 6 Jan 1843 in Nauvoo) and Eliza Crook. Joseph’s parents are listed as Joseph Halford and Elizabeth Hopkins.

            Ancestry.com’s Millenium File lists Joseph Halford Jr., b. 1803 in Tredington, Gloucestershire, England. His wife is listed as Eliza Crook, but his death date in Nauvoo is 15 Feb 1843. His father is Joseph Halford.

            Her HALFORD lineage: Betty Jean 1923 UT1, William Oliver 1873 UT2, Joseph Henry 1842 IL3, Joseph 1803/1805 England4, Joseph 1766 England5.

 

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BLANCHE DORA MUMAY COLBURN LAKE ALFORD

 

HERALD AND NEWS

Klamath Falls, Klamath Co., OR—20 April 1980

 

            Blanche Dora Alford, 62, Klamath Falls, died Thursday at Merle West Medical Center.

            She was born in California to William George and Violet Beevers Numay [sic: see Notes].

            She attended school in Eureka, Calif., and was a graduate of Saint Mary’s School of Nursing in San Francisco, Calif.

            Mrs. Alford worked at the ‘old’ Klamath Valley Hospital in Klamath Falls before her marriage to Joseph Melvin Alford on July 31, 1950 [sic: see Notes], in Klamath Falls. Mr. Alford died in 1972.

            She was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Catholic Daughters of America, and the Klamath County Democratic Central Committee. She also was involved in many community activities.

            Survivors include step-sons, Robert Alford of LaGrande and William Alford of San Pablo, Calif.; daughters, Billie Anne Mednor of Bowling Green, Ohio, and Kay Henderson of Bonita, Calif.; sisters, Mrs. Julius (Mildred) Obmreski, Klamath Falls, aunt, Mrs. Hohn (Myrtle) McCoy, Chehalis, Wash.; cousin, Homer G. Knight, Klamath Falls; six grandchildren; seven step grandchildren; three step great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

 

Photo from Eternal Hills Cemetery, Klamath Falls, Klamath Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jeanie Sawyer

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            Blanche was Joseph Melvin Alford’s second wife. He was probably her third husband.

            From California Birth Index, 1905–1995 (Ancestry.com): _____ Mumay, born 3 July 1917 in Mendocino Co., mother’s maiden name Beevers. Also, Kay Elizabeth Colburn (b. 1940 in San Francisco) and Billie Anne Colburn (b. 1942 Los Angeles Co.), mother’s maiden name Mumay.

            From Oregon, Marriage Indexes, 1906-1924, 1946-2008: Joseph Alford married Blanche Lake on 28 July 1953 in Klamath Co.

            Blanche’s mother, Violet Marie Beevers Mumay, is buried in Linkville Pioneer Cemetery, Klamath Falls, OR. Blanche’s sister Mildred is buried as Mildred Mumay in Eternal Hills Cemetery, Klamath Falls.

            Her husband’s lineage: Joseph Melvin 1897 ID1, Albert Cleveland 1869 WI2, Joseph D. 1834 PA3, James M. 1807 PA4.

 

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BOBBY ALAN ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—8 April 1997

 

            A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, April 13, 1997, at 2772 N.E. Wiberg Lane in Portland for Bobby Alan Alford, who died April 5 at age 64.

            Mr. Alford was born Oct. 25, 1932, in Mission, Texas. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a Teamster and retired in 1991. He moved to Portland in 1959.

            Surviving are his son, Richard, and daughters, Joyce Kindschuh and Kathleen Ebeling, all of Portland; and 10 grandchildren.

            Interment will be in Willamette National Cemetery. The family suggests remembrances to a favorite charity. Arrangements are by Omega Cremation & Burial Service.

 

Photo from Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, The Angel Hunter

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bobby A. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Portland, Multnomah Co., OR.

 

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BURT WESLEY ALFORD

AAFA #0498

 

Burt Wesley Alford and his second wife, Patricia Mae Lingle, at the 1997 AAFA Meeting in Pleasanton, CA

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—Thursday, 4 October 2007

 

Burt Wesley Alford

1923-2007

 

            Our beloved husband, dad, papa, friend, held close in God’s hand, left us Sept. 27, 2007. He was surrounded by his loving family and friends. Burt was 84 years old.

            He was born in Snohomish, Wash., and moved to Vancouver as a small child. He moved to Carlton, and attended high school there.

            Burt joined the Navy right after Pearl Harbor day and was in six major battles in the South Pacific. During one of these battles, Burt saved the lives of 10 men for which he received the Navy Commendation Medal. Burt was a warm, loving and caring person who loved fishing, hunting and camping with his family. Being with children was a great joy to Burt. He loved them and they loved him. At home, Burt was always working in his garden which was large enough to share with friends and family. He will always be remembered for saying, “Come on over and have some fruit or vegetables.” Burt’s greatest love was the love of God who was with him throughout the many years of his illness with C.O.P.D.

            Burt is survived by his wife, Pat, whom he married in 1956. Burt and Pat have one daughter, Debbie. Debbie and Jeff have two daughters, Brittney and Bridget. Burt is also survived by two sons, Allan and Delana and their three children, Zan, Justin and Allana; Tom and Jeri and their two sons, TJ and Wes. Burt has seven great-grandchildren.

            A memorial service will be held at 12 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6 at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 5650 S.W. Hall Blvd., Beaverton....

 

Photo from Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Brianna Doddroe

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Burt Wesley Alford (SS# issued in WA) was born 16 Feb 1923, last residence Portland, Washington Co., OR.

            Burt was the son of Brown Alford and his third wife, Aletta Isabelle Manary.

            His lineage: Burt Wesley 1923 WA1, Brown 1888 SD2, James Tennyson 1847 IN3, Jonathan C. 1815 NC4, John 1786 PA5.

 

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CAROL ELIZABETH MOORE ALFORD

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR —Sunday, 20 April 2014

 

1946 - 2014

 

            Carol Elizabeth Alford, 67, of Eugene, OR, passed away on April 14, 2014 at home with her husband, son and close family friend Sandy by her side.

            She was born in Eugene OR, to Rollin and Betty Moore. Carol graduated from South Eugene High School and pursued some college. She was married to Michael Alford for 38 years.

            Carol spent some time in Southern California and returned to Eugene where her high school sweetheart Mike sought her out and married her. She worked as a book keeper and office manager for several companies but ultimately helped her husband manage their business Fire 4Life for the past 19 years.

            Carol had a passion for Elephants, nature and the outdoors. Her favorite activity was to go to Eastern Oregon to go hunting with Mike and the gang.

            Just 2 days before her passing she had a beautiful day. Her Husband, son, brother, and his family took Carol out for lunch and celebrated the time they had with Carol being in great spirits.

            She was survived by her husband, brother, son, and 2 step children.

            At her request no services will be held, and her ashes will be spread at the family farm in Eugene, OR and at her favorite hunting and hiking ground in Eastern Oregon.

            The family requests that in lieu of flowers, make donations to Sacred Heart Hospital Hospice Program.

            Arrangements entrusted to Musgrove Family Mortuary. Please access the obituary and you are invited to sign the guestbook at musgroves.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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CATHERINE K. BRINKER ALFORD

Great-Grandmother of Richard Lindsay Alford, AAFA #0266

 

Photo from Alicia Houston, AAFA #0001—originally from Robert Carr, 2nd great grandson of Thomas Alford

 

MAIL TRIBUNE

Medford, Jackson Co., OR—10 October 1925

Included in AAFA ACTION, September 1990

 

            Catherine K. Alford, mother of M.L. Alford, City Recorder of Medford and one of the early pioneers of Oregon and Jackson County, died at her home in Talent Friday, Oct 0 at 2:20 p.m. after an illness of several weeks. Mrs. Alford crossed the plains by ox team in 1850, westward bound, with friends, her parents being dead, locating in Linn Co. Oregon. She was married to Albert Alford in 1854 & came to Jackson Co. in 1869, locating first on the Kahler Ranch near Tolo. In 1874 she moved to Talent where she has resided & where Mr. Alford died in Oct 1921.

            The deceased was born in MO on Dec. 24, 1838 and was 86 yrs, 9 mos & 15 days old at her death. She was a devout member of the Baptist Church in which she was active until a few years ago when her health commenced to fail. She was a devoted wife & mother & friend to everyone. Her splendid deeds of kindness from pioneer days until her death will be remembered by many people in this county.

            The deceased was the mother of four children: R.A. Alford of Klamath Falls, M.L. Alford of Medford, Mrs. L.F. Willets of Klamath Falls and Mrs. C.W. Walthers of Talent, deceased. She leaves five grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren living. The three children who are living were present at the time of her death.

            Funeral services will be held at her late residence in Talent at 2 p.m. Sunday. Interment in Medford Cemetery. Conger Funeral Parlors in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: OR Deaths lists Catherine K. Alford, died 9 Oct 1925 in Jackson Co.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Albert Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; daughter Laura Alice Alford Willits; and daughter-in-law Virginia Tennessee “Jennie” Neil Alford in this compilation.

 

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CECIL HENRY ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—Tuesday, 27 November 1984

 

            Alford – Cecil H., of Portland; beloved father of Donna Jean Hodgin, Aurora; stepfather of John P. Alford, Aptos, CA; brother of Laurel Baker, Portland; 8 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren.

            Funeral services 10 am Wednesday, Nov 28, Chapel of Skyline Memorial Funeral Home, 4101 NW Skyline Blvd, 292-6611. Private vault interment Skyline Memorial Gardens.

 

Photo from Skyline Memorial Gardens, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Steve McBride

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cecil Alford (SS# issued in OR) was born 8 Nov 1905, last residence Portland, Multnomah Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Geneva Irene Dillinger Alford; his parents, Julian George Alford and Jennie E. Piggott Alford; and his brother Earl Eugene Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Cecil Henry 1905 ??, Julian George 1863 IA2, Henry Constantine 1828 NY3, Clark Baker 1803 VT4, Ashley Owen 1770 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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CLAIR WILLIS ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—Friday, 2 March 2007

 

            A gathering from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, March 10, in the Beaverton home of his son David, for Clair Willis Alford, who died Feb. 25 at age 87.

            Mr. Alford was born Feb. 26, 1920, in Portland. He served in the Navy in World War II, including during the attack on Pearl Harbor. He was an auto parts salesman. In 1945, he married Evelyn Luoma; she died in 1984. In 1993, he married Kim Duong.

            Survivors include his wife; son, David; daughter, Susan Weinstein; brother, Vern; four grandchildren; and one great-grandchild....

 

Photo from Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah Co., OF—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Nathan Haines

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Clair Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Portland, Multnomah Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Evelyn Luoma Alford; father, Eugene Clair Alford Jr.; and his brother Verne Eugene Alford in this compilation.

            1930 census in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR: E. Clair Alford, 36 OR (parents b. NY and PA); his wife Pearle J. 34 OR (parents b. KS and MN); and sons Clair W. 10 OR, and Verne E. 4-6/12 OR.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Clair Willis 1920 OR1, Eugene Clair 1894 OR2, Eugene Clair 1866 IA3, Henry Constantine 1828 NY4, Clark Baker 1803 VT5, Ashley Owen 1770 VT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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CLARENCE WILLIAM “BILL” ALVORD

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—3 September 2010

 

            Clarence “Bill” Alvord of Eugene died Aug. 30 of complications from cancer. He was 41. A private service is planned.

            He was born June 2, 1969, in Phoenix, Ariz., to John and Willa Davis Alvord. He married Hannah Christensen on Nov. 15, 2002, in Eugene.

            He attended Western Culinary Institute in Portland. He worked as a chef.

            Survivors include his wife; a son, Dalyn Tryon of Eugene; his parents; three sisters, Kari Mills of Elmira and Kelly Alvord and Maryann Alvord, both of Eugene; a brother, Kevin of Lakeland, Fla.

            Arrangements by Alpha Cremation & Burial Service in Eugene.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Clarence William Alvord (SS# issued in CA), last residence Eugene, Lane Co., OR.

 

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CLAYTON BENJAMIN ALFORD

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Wednesday, 22 May 1968

 

            Clayton B. Alford of Coburg, passed away May 21, 1968 at a local Nursing Home. He was born December 9, 1897 at Coburg, and had been a Park Ranger for the Oregon State Highway Department. He had lived here his entire life.

            He is survived by a brother, Clarence of Marconia; 3 sisters: Etta Chandler and Clara Vogt, both of Coburg, and Edna Hoselton of Bend.

            Funeral services will be held Friday, May 24th at 2 pm at Buell Chapel with Reverend Peter Warner of the United Methodist Church officiating. Interment at Masonic Cemetery, Harrisburg, Oregon.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ May 1968) dates of Clayton Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Eugene, Lane Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Thomas E. Alford and Frances M. Singletary Alford; and siblings Etta Florence Alford Chandler, James Clarence Alford, and Edna Laverne Alford Hoselton in this compilation.

            He signed his name Clayton Benjamin Alford on his WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com).

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Clayton B. 1897 OR1, Thomas E. 1853 OR2, Russell 1824 TN3, Thomas 1802 VA4, William 1775 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ?? 7.

 

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CLEBERT CARTER ALFORD

 

Bateman Carroll Funeral Home

Gresham, Multnomah Co., OR—_____ October 2010

 

 

High school graduation photo

 

            Clebert Carter Alford died on October 23, 2010 in Portland, Oregon at the age of 90. Clebert was born on April 20, 1920 in Portales, New Mexico to George and Ruth (Carter) Alford. He was raised in Joseph, Oregon.

            Clebert married Margaret Jennie Potter in January of 1949. Their marriage was sealed in the Salt Lake Temple in 1970. Margaret passed away in 1975.

            Clebert was a supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service where he retired from. Clebert belonged to the Radio Relay League, Mt. Hood Chapter. He was a master gardener.

            Survivors include his five daughters, Janice Louise Musgrove, Eugene, OR., Ruth Darlene Lazarides, McMinnville, OR., Sherry Helen Stam, McMinnville, OR., Roberta Joann Barnes, Ontario, OR., and Susan K. Stutts, Port Orchard, WA., 23 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren.

            Clebert was preceded in death by his wife Margaret Jennie Potter Alford, and two sons, Myrel Henry Wines II, and Sidney Charles Wines and granddaughter Heather Bishop.

            Funeral service will be on Monday, November 1, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Portland Stake Center located at 9901 SE Caruthers St. in Portland, Oregon. Following the funeral service will be a concluding graveside service at 12:30 p.m. at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

 

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WALLOWA COUNTY CHIEFTAIN

Enterprise, Wallowa Co., OR—4 November 2010

 

April 20, 1920 – Oct. 23, 2010

 

            Clebert Carter Alford, who was raised in Joseph, died in Portland at the age of 90.

            He was born in Portales, N.M., to George and Ruth (Carter) Alford.

            Clebert married Margaret Jennie Potter in January of 1949. Their marriage was sealed in the Salt Lake Temple in 1970.

            Margaret preceded him in death in 1975.

            Mr. Alford was a supervisor for the U.S. Postal Service, from which he retired.

            He belonged to the Mt. Hood chapter of the Amateur Radio Relay League, and was a master gardener.

            Survivors include five daughters, Janice Louise Musgrove of Eugene, Ruth Darlene Lazarides and Sherry Helen Stam, both of McMinnville, Roberta Joann Barnes of Ontario, and Susan K. Stutts of Port Orchard, Wash.; 23 grandchildren and 36 great-grandchildren.

            He also has relatives who live in Wallowa County.

            He was preceded in death by his wife; two sons, Myrel Henry Wines II and Sidney Charles Wines; and granddaughter Heather Bishop.

            Funeral services were held Nov.1, 2010, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints followed by a concluding graveside service at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

            Bateman Carroll Funeral Home of Gresham was in charge of arrangements.

 

Photo from Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Laura Foley- soupfols@yahoo.com – email sent 3/5/2012 – again 9/9/2012 – LM on bio page 6/17/2013

Taken by photographer Laura Foley

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Clebert Carter Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Portland, Multnomah Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Ruth L. Carter Alford; and his brothers George Wayne Alford, Glen Emory Alford, and Merle Leonard Alford in this compilation.

            The funeral home has many photos of Clebert and his family.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Clebert Carter 1920 NM1, George Leonard 1896 MO2, Pleasant Holloman 1849 TN3, John M. 1821 TN4, John 1786 NC5.

 

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CLELL LAVERN ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—Wednesday, 4 December 1991

 

            Clell L. Alford—A funeral for Clell L. Alford of Southeast Portland, a retired long-haul truck driver, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Ross Hollywood Chapel. Private entombment will be in Portland Memorial Mausoleum.

            He died of respiratory failure Sunday [December 1] in a Milwaukie hospital at the age of 83.

            He was born Nov. 27, 1908, in Philomath. Before moving to the Portland area in 1939, he lived in Eugene, where he married Velma O. Moskop on July 7, 1935. A veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, Mr. Alford worked for Hyster Co. for 35 years until his retirement in 1973.

            Mr. Alford served as the first president of the Southeast Shrine Club and was a past president of the International Footprinters. He was a past master of Waverly Masonic Lodge 174, Unity Lodge 189 and Portland Lodge 55.

            Survivors besides his wife include a sister, Doris O. Tribble of Oakland, Calif.

            The family suggests remembrances be contributions to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children or the Masonic & Eastern Star Home in Forest Grove.

 

Photo from Portland Memorial Mausoleum, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Carolyn Arntson

 

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

            See the obituaries of his wife, Velma Olive Moskop Alford; his parents, John Felberd Alford and Lillie Bell Perkins Alford; and his siblings Emery Ray Alford, Bessie Beatrice Alford Hatfield Matson, Douglas Lee Alford, and William Everett Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Clell Lavern 1908 OR1, John Felberd 1865 OR2, Russell 1824 TN3, Thomas 1802 VA4, William 1775 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ?? 7.

 

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DENNIS DEE ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—Tuesday, 4 July 1995

 

            Dennis Dee Alford—A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, July 6, 1995, in Estacada Funeral Chapel.

            Mr. Alford died July 2 at age 62.

            He was born July 1, 1933, in Milton.

            A U.S. Army veteran, Mr. Alford retired as a timber faller in 1992. He was a member of Springwater Presbyterian Church.

            Mr. Alford married Joy Thompson on Sept. 26, 1993.

            Survivors are his wife; son, Michael E. of Wenatchee, Wash.; daughters. Patricia Mae Bullock of Albany, Kathleen B. Karren of Phoenix, Ariz.; Tammy Kay Ukes of Oakland, Calif., and Denise D. Akins of Estacada; father, Everett V. of Dayton, Wash., brother, Calvin of Newport, Wash.; sister, Edith Alford-Pflug of Walla Walla;10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

            Interment in Springwater Cemetery.

 

Photo from Springwater Cemetery, Springwater, Clackamas Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Stephanie LaVigne

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Dennis D. Alford (SS# issued in WA), last residence Estacada, Clackamas Co., OR.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, Everett Vernon Alford and Ethel A. Fisher Alford, in Washington Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Dennis Dee 1933 OR1, Everett Vernon 1901 KS2, Alva Clark 1871 IL3, Martin Luther 1846 IL4, Clark Baker 1803 VT5, Ashley Owen 1770 VT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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DENNIS G. “GARY” ALFORD

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Friday, 16 February 2007

 

VENETA [Lane Co.]—Dennis G. “Gary” Alford of Veneta died Feb. 3 of complications of diabetes at age 41. No service is planned.

            He was born July 25, 1965, in Reno, Nev.

            Survivors include his mother, Vickie Alford, and a sister, Kelly Alford of Portland.

            Arrangements by Andreason’s Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield.

 

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IDAHO STATESMAN

Boise, ID—Sunday, 18 March 2007

 

            Dennis Gary Alford, formerly of Boise, passed away Feb. 3, 2007. He is survived by his mother, Vickie Alford, 928 Skylark Ct. Santa Maria, Calif.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Dennis G. Alford (SS# issued in ID), last residence Veneta, Lane Co., OR.

 

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DILLARD O. ALFORD

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Monday, 7 February 1983

 

            Dillard O. Alford, 82, of 525 South 6th Street, Harrisburg, Oregon, passed away February 4, 1983, in Eugene. He was born December 8, 1900, in Harrisburg and was a life-long resident of that community.

            He is survived by his sister, Velma Evans, of Harrisburg and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 8, 1983, from 10 A.M. until 2 P.M. at Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Chapel, Junction City. Private burial will follow at Alford Cemetery.

            In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to the Harrisburg Volunteer Fire Department Para-Medic Unit in care of the Chapel.

 

 

Photos from Alford Cemetery, Harrisburg, Linn Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

His gravestone is next to that of his parents.

Permission granted by the photographer, Bob Wilson.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Feb 1983) dates of Dillard Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Harrisburg, Linn Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Albert Austin Alford and Sarah Ellen Davis Alford; and siblings Otto Emil Alford and Velma Frances Alford Evans in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Dillard O. 1900 OR1, Albert Austin 1867 OR2, Russell 1824 TN3, Thomas 1802 VA4, William 1775 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ?? 7.

 

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DOROTHY KAYE GRANT ALFORD

 

DAILY ASTORIAN

Astoria, Clatsop Co., OR—3 February 2005

 

            Kaye Alford, 67, of Cannon Beach, died Monday, Jan. 24, 2005, in Cannon Beach.

            Ms. Alford was born to Mildred and Wilbur Grant Sept. 19, 1937 in Memphis, Tenn. Her mother survives.

            While in high school, Ms. Alford and a friend visited the suburban home of up-and-coming performer Elvis Presley, who serenaded them on the porch and signed their arms, while his mother served them lemonade.

            Ms. Alford moved to Dallas, Texas. In the late 1980s, she moved to Oregon and became involved in issues related to health care, the rights of the disabled and accountability in government. In her later years, she took up kayaking, and family members said she became an accomplished painter, selling her work in local galleries.

            In addition to her mother, Ms. Alford is survived by three children and a sister.

            A memorial was held at Cannon Beach Community Presbyterian Church. Memorial contributions may be made to the church in care of Hughes-Ransom Cremation & Mortuaries, 220 N. Holladay Drive, Seaside, OR 97138.

 

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SEASIDE SIGNAL

Seaside, Clatsop Co., OR—Thursday, 10 February 2005

 

            Kaye Alford, mother of three, died Jan. 24, at her home after a long battle with cancer.

            Kaye was born and raised in Memphis, TN. As a housewife in Memphis and later in Dallas, TX, Kaye lived the standard suburban dream of friends, family and church.

            Kaye became actively involved in issues related to healthcare, the rights of the disabled and accountability in government. Her creative energies also flourished during her final years in Cannon Beach, a community she loved dearly. In just a few short years, Kay became an accomplished painter. Her works of art garnered praise and sell in local galleries.

            Kaye faced her illness with bravery and defiance, and even took up kayaking shortly after being diagnosed with cancer.

            In addition to her three children, Kaye is survived by a mother and sister.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy K. Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 19 Sept 1937, last residence Cannon Beach, Clatsop Co., OR.

 

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DOROTHY MURRAE DAVIS ALFORD FRITZKE

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—30 May 1991

 

            A funeral for Murrae Fritzke will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Gateway Little Chapel of the Chimes.

            Mrs. Fritzke died of cancer Monday in her Northeast Portland home. She was 71.

            She was born Sept. 12, 1919, in Leakesville, Miss. She married Gerald Fritzke on June 1, 1946, in Lucedale, Miss., and moved to Portland about 1960. Mrs. Fritzke worked for United Medical Laboratory, which later became ICN, for a number of years until she retired when the lab closed in 1980.

            Survivors besides her husband include her daughter, Melrae Luebner of Portland; sons, John Alford of Mobile, Ala., Marshall Alford of Amarillo, Texas, and Gerald Fritzke Jr. of Seattle; sisters, Janette Norris of Portland, Helen Harvey of Crawfordville, Fla., and Voncile Wise of Leakesville; brothers, Willis Davis and Harold Davis, both of Mobile, Alva Davis of Trinity, Texas, and Roger Davis of Theodore, Ala.; 10 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

            Disposition was by cremation.

            The family suggests remembrances be contributions to the Oregon Division of the American Cancer Society.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Murrae D. Fritzke (SS# issued in AL), last residence Portland, Multnomah Co., OR.

            See the obituary of her daughter Melrae Alford Leubner in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her first husband, Melvin Alford Sr., in Mississippi Obituaries; her son Marshall C. “Al” Alford in Texas Obituaries; and stepson Melvin Alford Jr. in Florida Obituaries.

            From OR Deaths: Dorothy Murrae Fritzke, born 12 Sept 1919, died 27 May 1991 in Multnomah Co., spouse Gerald Fritzke.

 

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DORTHY CHRISTINE HALFORD HARMON

 

MAIL TRIBUNE

Medford, Jackson Co., OR—Wednesday, 28 October 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Dorthy Christine Harmon, 73, of Ashland, died Thursday (Oct. 22, 1998) at the Linda Vista Care Center, Ashland. A private service will be held Thanksgiving Day for Mrs. Harmon and her husband, Tom Harmon, who died Sept. 5, 1998....

            She was born Dorthy Halford on Feb. 26, 1925, in Truman, Ark.

            On May 19, 1944, in Charleston, S.C., she married Harl Tom Harmon. Soon after marrying, they moved to Bakersfield, Calif., where they lived until moving to the Rogue Valley in 1994.

            Mrs. Harmon enjoyed sewing, reading and walking her dog, Loki.

            Survivors include three daughters, Janis Stuck, Yreka, Calif., Peggy Bennion, San Francisco, Calif., and Sherrie Christy, Fort Jones, Calif.; a son, Robert L., Bakersfield; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

            Arrangements: Rogue Valley Funeral Alternatives, Medford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            OR Deaths lists Dorthy Christine Harmon, born 26 Feb 1925 and died in Jackson Co. on 22 Oct 1998, spouse Harl.

 

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DOUGLAS LEE ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—30 June 1913

 

EUGENE, Or., June 29—Douglas Alford, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Alford, was drowned in the Willamette River at Eugene today. He was swimming with two companions when he suddenly sank. One of the boys brought up the body quickly and physicians with a pulmotor were summoned, but efforts were futile.

 

Photo from Alford Cemetery, Harrisburg, Linn Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Vivienne Edwards

 

AAFA NOTES: Douglas Lee Alford was born 18 June 1902.

            See the obituaries of his parents, John Felberd Alford and Lillie Bell Perkins Alford; and his siblings Bessie Beatrice Alford Hatfield Matson, Clell Lavern Alford, and Emery Ray Alford, and William Everett Alford in this compilation

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Douglas Lee 1902 OR1, John Felberd 1865 OR2, Russell 1824 TN3, Thomas 1802 VA4, William 1775 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ?? 7.

 

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DOUGLAS SCOTT ALVORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—Friday, 18 November 2005

 

            A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005, in Redland Pioneer Cemetery for Douglas Scott Alvord, who died Nov. 16, of alcoholism at age 38.

            Mr. Alvord was born Feb. 16, 1967, in San Diego, Calif., and moved to Clackamas in 1975. He was a greenskeeper for Arrowhead Golf Course for the past 15 years. He moved to Oregon City in about 1990.

            Survivors include his mother, LaVerne; brothers, Ron and Eddie; and sisters, Jana Alvord, Trina Houck, Stacy Barner and Dionne Ngirmekur.

            Arrangements by Holman Hankins Bowker & Waud.

 

Photo from Redland Pioneer Cemetery, Redland, Clackamas Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Scott Failmezger

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            California Birth Index, 1905–1995 (Ancestry.com), lists Douglas S. Alvord, born 16 Feb 1967 in San Diego Co., mother’s maiden name Carro.

 

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EARL EUGENE ALFORD

 

OREGON JOURNAL

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—Monday, 1 June 1953

 

[Although Earl died in ID, we are including his obituary here because he lived in OR.]

 

EARL E. ALFORD DIES IN IDAHO

 

            Earl E. Alford, president and owner of Alford’s Inc., local Dodge-Plymouth dealer, died unexpectedly early Sunday [March 31] at Rexburg, Ida., a small community near Idaho Falls. His body is being returned here by train.

            Funeral arrangements are being made by Colonial mortuary, with the services set tentatively for 1 p.m. Thursday. Imperial lodge, AF&AM, will be in charge.

            Alford left Portland on May 12 by plane on a vacation trip, accompanied by his wife and Mr. and Mrs. H. Littlefield, close friends. The Littlefields took delivery on a new automobile in Detroit. The quartet then drove to New York city. They were en route home and had stopped at Rexburg for the night when Alford suddenly became ill and died from a heart attack.

            Alford was born in Columbia, Wash., a town which no longer exists. It was not far from Marysville. He was graduated from Willamette University and had been in the automotive business here for around 30 years. In 1935 he was president of Portland Automotive Trades association. He also was a member of Oregon Automobile Dealers association, the Automobile Dealers Association of Portland, Leaders Club, Portland Golf club and was a Shriner.

            Survivors are his wife, Marie; son, Gerald E., Portland; daughter, Mrs. Eleanor Hoffman, Long Beach, Cal., and four grandchildren.

 

In another article:

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—Wednesday, 3 June 1953

 

            Alford—May 31. Earl E. Alford, 4401 SW Twombley. Husband of Marie E. Alford; father of Eleanor Hoffman and Gerald E. Alford; brother of Mrs. Laurel Baker, Cecil and Lowell Alford; 4 grandchildren.

            Friends invited to the services Friday, 11:30 am, in the Drawing Room chapel of the Colonial Mortuary, Sandy blvd. at 14th. Under auspices of Imperial Lodge No. 159, AF&AM. Interment Newberg, Or.

 

Photo from Friends Cemetery, Newberg, Yamhill Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bill Myers

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Iva Marie Emerson Alford; son Gerald Earl Alford; parents, Julian George Alford and Jennie E. Piggott Alford; and brother Cecil Henry Alford in this compilation.

            Washington Births, 1883–1935 (Ancestry.com), lists Earl Eugene Alford, born 16 Sept 1896 in Columbus, Klickikat Co., WA; parents indexed as “Jolian Georg Alford” and “Zennie E. Piggott.” In the handwritten record, Julian is listed as age 32, a clergyman born in IA.

            From Oregon, Marriage Indexes, 1906–2008: Earl E. Alford and Marie Emerson were married on 24 Dec 1916 in Yamhill Co., OR.

            On Earl Eugene Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 21, a married substitute mail carrier, employed by J.G. Alford, living in Dundee, Yamhill Co., OR. He was born 16 Sept 1896 in Columbus, WA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Earl Eugene 1896 WA1, Julian George 1863 IA2, Henry Constantine 1828 NY3, Clark Baker 1803 VT4, Ashley Owen 1770 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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EDITH E. TAYLOR ALVORD

 

THE NEWS-REVIEW

Roseburg, Douglas Co., OR—Monday, 28 July 2003

 

            Alvord, Edith E.—Age 82, of Winston, Oregon, passed away on Saturday, July 26, 2003. She was born on November 16, 1920, in Toledo, Washington, daughter of James and Stella (Swope) Taylor, where she was raised and educated. She was united in marriage to Jack F. Alvord on December 10, 1938, in Toledo. Jack logged and was in the construction industry and worked in Washington, California and Oregon. They settled in Douglas County nearly fifty years ago. Edith made a house into a home for her family and enjoyed crocheting, hooking rugs and other crafts. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge.

            She is survived by her husband of almost sixty five years, Jack of Winston, Oregon; a son, Jack A. Alvord and his wife, Janice of Roseburg, Oregon; three daughters, Ruby L. Fountain and her husband, William of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Ruth L. Lisea and her husband, Apolinar ; and Gaile A. Curtis and her husband, Bruce of Winston. Edith also leaves a brother, William Taylor and his wife, Rosalie of Eugene, Oregon; two sisters, Lythia Cochrane of Amboy, Washington; and Georgia Boyer of Kent, Washington. She has 14 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; 11 great great-grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, James.

            Funeral services will be at Taylor’s Family Chapel on Tuesday, July 29, 2003, at 3 p.m. Officiating will be her grandson, Pastor Jack Duitsman. Private internment will be at the Roseburg National Cemetery. Donations in memory of Mrs. Alvord can be made to the Diabetes Association.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Edith Alvord (SS# issued in OR), last residence Winston, Douglas Co., OR.

            See the obituary of her husband, Jack F. Alvord, in this compilation, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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EDNA LAVERNE ALFORD HOSELTON

 

Source unknown

_____, OR—_____ March 1983

Included in typed letter to Alicia Houston from Hazel Owen, 16 April 1989

Included in AAFA ACTION, September 1990

 

            Edna Hoselton, 88, died March 2, 1983 at her home in Bend [Deschutes Co.]. She was b. Dec. 28, 1894 in Coburg [Lane Co.] to parents Thomas & Francis Alford.

            Edna was m. Aug. 16, 1920 in Eugene to H. ? (Hal) Hoselton who survives her. In addition to her husband she is survived by a dau., Melba Fox of Bend; and 5 grandchildren, Bruce, David and Tim Fox all of Bend, Joanne Galloway of Texas and Donna Brockway of Los A. Ca. There are five gr-gr. children and 2 gr. gr. grand children; several nieces & nephews. 3 nieces living in the Coburg area are Lucille Pitkin, Ina Peoples and Alene Dornon.

            Edna was preceded in death by a dau., Marilyn Fox who d. Feb. 20, 1982; 3 sisters, Lydia Gray, Etta Chandler, Clara Vogt; 2 brothers, Clarence Alford and Clayton Alford.

            A graveside service was held Mon., Mar. 7 at Deschutes Memorial Gardens, Bend.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ March 1983) dates of Edna Hoselton (SS# issued in OR), last residence Bend, Deschutes Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Thomas E. Alford and Frances M. Singletary Alford; and siblings Etta Florence Alford Chandler, Clayton Benjamin Alford, and James Clarence Alford in this compilation.

            OR Deaths lists Edna Lav Hoselton, died 2 March 1983 in Deschutes Co., age 88, born 28 Dec 1894.

            OR Deaths lists Hallie Mar Hoselton, died 9 May 1986 in Deschutes Co., age 91, born 21 Dec 1894, spouse Edna.

            On Hallie Marion Hoselton’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 22, a farmer living in Coburg, Lane Co., OR. He was born 21 Dec 1894 in Crow, Lane Co., OR, and is single, “partial support of parents.”

            Edna’s middle name is listed in several online family trees.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Edna Laverne 1894 OR1, Thomas E. 1853 OR2, Russell 1824 TN3, Thomas 1802 VA4, William 1775 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ?? 7.

 

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ELAINE FAYE ALFORD

 

DAILY COURIER

Grants Pass, Josephine Co., OR—Saturday, 13 December 2003

 

            Elaine Faye Alford, 59, of Grants Pass died on Tuesday, December 9, 2003, at Providence Medford Medical Center.

            Ms. Alford was born on September 28, 1944, in Carlsbad, New Mexico. She lived in Selma for 29 years before moving to Grants Pass.

            Surviving are three brothers.

            No services are planned. Private burial will be in Visalia, California. Hull & Hull Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.

 

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

 

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ELINOR LILLIAN ALFORD TEETOR

 

MAIL TRIBUNE

Medford, Jackson Co., OR—25 November 1999

 

            The graveside service for Elinor L. Teetor will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 21, in Willamette National Cemetery.... Mrs. Teetor, 85, of Milwaukie, formerly of Medford, died Nov. 5, 1999, of an aneurysm at her home....

            She was born Elinor Alford on Oct. 2, 1914, in Ottawa, Ontario. She graduated from Ottawa Civic Hospital School of Nursing. During World War II, she served in the Canadian Navy in England as a nursing sister, a rank equivalent to a U.S. Navy lieutenant junior grade. She immigrated to New York around 1946. In 1954, she moved to Indiana, where she received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from St. Mary’s College in Fort Wayne. On Jan. 3, 1945, at HMS Niobe naval base, England, she married Howard A. Teetor, who died in 1967. She moved to Medford in 1964. Mrs. Teetor was a geriatric nurse at Rogue Valley Medical Center for 15 years. She moved to Clackamas after her retirement in 1979.

            Survivors include a daughter, Rosemary Jane, Oregon City; two stepsons, Will-Robert, Jacksonville, N.Y., and Howard A. Jr., Windsor, N.Y.; two brothers, Walter Alford, Laguna Hills, Calif., and Douglas Alford, Huntsville, Ontario; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild. Arrangements: Crown Cremation & Funeral Services, Milwaukie.

 

Photo from Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Claudia Towne Smith

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elinor L. Teetor (SS# issued in NY), last residence Oregon City, Clackamas Co., OR.

            Elinor’s daughter, Rosemary Jane Teetor, posted a family tree on Ancestry’s OneWorld Tree, Ancestors of Howard AA Teetor Sr. & Elinor Lillian Alford Teetor. Elinor was the daughter of John Harold Alford and Muriel Grace Odell. Howard’s full name is Howard Alois Atwood Teetor, and he married Elinor on 3 Jan 1945 in Scotland, after the death of his first wife. Elinor’s lineage is from this tree.

            Her lineage: Elinor Lillian 1914 Canada1, John Harold 1883 Canada2, William 1849 Canada3, John 1821 Ireland4.

 

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ELSIE L. WINFREY ALVORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—Friday, 23 June 2006

 

            A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 24, 2006, in Mulino Community Baptist Church for Elsie L. Alvord, who died June 16 at age 54.

            Elsie L. Winfrey was born Oct. 20, 1951, in Payette [Payette Co.], Idaho, and moved to West Linn [Clackamas Co.] in 1953. She graduated from West Linn High School and was a homemaker in Mulino [Clackamas Co.], where she moved in 1995. In 1980, she married John D.; he died in 2000.

            Survivors include her mother, Ethel Winfrey; sister, Faye Morehead; brothers, J.L. Winfrey, David Winfrey and Jim Winfrey.

            Remembrances to the American Lung Association. Arrangements by Oregon Cremation.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elsie L. Alvord (SS# issued in OR), last residence Mulino, Clackamas Co., OR.

 

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ELVA MARIE DOOLITTLE ALFORD

 

EAST OREGONIAN

Pendleton, Umatilla Co., OR—18 February 2003

 

STANFIELD—The funeral for Elva Marie Alford will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in the chapel at Burns Mortuary of Hermiston with burial to follow at the Hermiston Cemetery.

Mrs. Alford, 84, of Stanfield, died Friday, Feb. 14, 2003, at her home.

            She was born Sept. 22, 1918, in LeBet County, Kan., to William and Anna Mae Whitmer Doolittle. She was raised in Kansas and attended school there.

            In 1940, she moved to Pendleton, where she worked at the airport. It was there she met and later, on Jan. 1, 1943, married Austin Alford. They moved to Stanfield in 1943.

            Mrs. Alford was a homemaker and helped with the farm.

            She loved bowling and enjoyed hunting, fishing, crafts, cooking and spending time with family.

            She was a member of the Hermiston Bowling League, Eagles, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and Rebekah Lodge.

            Her husband, Austin Alford, died in 1998.

            Survivors include son, Lee Roy Alford of Stanfield; daughters, Debra Alice Oliver of Salem, Violet Culver of Stanfield, and Karen Freeman of Hermiston; brothers, Wayne Doolittle of Pendleton and Everett Doolittle of Spokane; sister, Eva Murphy in southern Oregon; 19 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren.

            Besides her husband she was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, and three sisters.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association through Burns Mortuary of Hermiston, P.O. Box 289, Hermiston, OR 97838.

 

Photo from Hermiston Cemetery, Hermiston, Umatilla Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Dan and Barbara Horn

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elva M. Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Stanfield, Umatilla Co., OR.

 

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EMALINE GALEY ALFORD

 

Photo from Alicia Houston, AAFA #0001—originally from Robert Carr, 2nd great grandson of Thomas Alford

 

EUGENE CITY GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Saturday, 2 March 1895

 

            Died—In Harrisburg, February 20, 1895, of dropsy of the heart, Mrs. Emaline Alford, at the advanced age of 70 years. Deceased was born in Tennessee in the year 1825, came to Oregon in 1852, and united in marriage in 1853. They lived on their donation land claim about three miles northeast of Harrisburg for thirty nine years. They removed to Harrisburg three years since. Mr. Alford died last year.

 

Photo from Alford Cemetery, Harrisburg, Linn Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bob Wilson

 

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

 

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EMERY RAY ALFORD

Uncle of Enola Marie Alford Burke, AAFA #0023

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS

Springfield, Lane Co., OR—Monday, 25 March 1974

 

            A funeral service for Emery Ray Alford, 1617 Market St., was held Monday afternoon, March 25, in McGaffey Andreason Memorial Chapel. The ... interment was in the Eugene Masonic Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford died March 22 at the age of 78. He was born at Lancaster on August 29, 1895 and had lived in Oregon his entire life. For the past four years, he had resided at his present address. Mr. Alford was employed by the Southern Pacific Railroad Maintenance of Way Dept. for 42 years as a foreman. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way in Eugene.

            Surviving are his wife, the former Grace I. Vaughn whom he married in Eugene on August 18, 1915; a daughter, Joanne Lou Alford of Springfield; a son, Ronald G. Alford of Pleasant Hill; four grandchildren, Mrs. Bobbie Britt of Eugene, Mrs. Jeffrey Anderson of Springfield, Jeffrey and John Alford of Pleasant Hill; two great-grandchildren; three brothers, Clell of Portland, Ivan and Everett of Eugene; two sisters, Mrs. Doris Tribble of Alameda, Ca., and Mrs. Bessie Matson of Eugene.

 

Photo from Masonic Cemetery, Eugene, Lane Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jessica Dowell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ March 1974) dates of Emery Alford (SS# issued through Railroad Board ), last residence Springfield, Lane Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Grace Irene Alford; parents, John Felberd Alford and Lillie Bell Perkins Alford; his children Helen Louise Alford, Ronald Gene Alford, and Joanne Loy Alford; and his siblings Bessie Beatrice Alford Hatfield Matson, Clell Lavern Alford, Douglas Lee Alford, and William Everett Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Emery Ray 1895 OR1, John Felberd 1865 OR2, Russell 1824 TN3, Thomas 1802 VA4, William 1775 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ?? 7.

 

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EMMA CHARLOTTA ALFORD CLOVER

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Friday, 26 April 1957

 

            Emma C. Clover of 316 “B” Street, Springfield, passed away at a local hospital on April 25, 1957 at the age of 86 years.

            She was born November 20, 1870 at Harrisburg, Oregon, and spent her entire life in the state of Oregon. She was married in Harrisburg, June 4, 1887 to Charles P. Clover who preceded her in death in April, 1937.

            She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Alice (Herbert) Cox of Eugene, and Mrs. Florence McDonald of Portland, Oregon; three grandchildren; three great grandchildren;; one sister, Mrs. Linda Hawke of Springfield. Funeral services will be held at Buell Chapel on Monday, April 29, 1957 at 2 p.m., with Rev. J. Melvin Elving officiating. Interment will be in the Alford Cemetery at Harrisburg.

 

Photo from Alford Cemetery, Harrisburg, Linn Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bob Wilson

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Martha Jane Rogers Alford and Russell Alford; and siblings Albert Austin Alford, Jesse Cornelius Alford, John Felberd Alford, Lucinda Caroline Alford Singletary, Melinda Frances Alford Hawke, and Nora Alice Alford Ingram in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Emma Charlotta 1870 OR1, Russell 1824 TN2, Thomas 1802 VA3, William 1775 VA4, Thomas 1736 VA5, John 1696 ?? 6.

 

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ERMA JOYCE “JUDY” HAYNES ALFORD

 

DEMOCRAT HERALD

Albany, Linn Co., OR—5 April 2010

 

Jan. 26, 1920 — March 31, 2010

 

            Erma “Judy” Alford, 90, of Lebanon passed away Wednesday at her home.

            Judy was born in Bruce Mines, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Robert and Anna (Haines) Haynes. She married Clifford O. Alford on Sept. 5, 1950, in Albany. She lived in the Liberty area near Sweet Home for many years. She had lived in Lebanon since 1995.

            Judy enjoyed oil painting and working in her flower gardens.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford, in 1995.

            She is survived her daughter, Charlotte Otsu of Tokyo, Japan; son Keith Alford of Lebanon; and five grandchildren.

            A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Riverside Cemetery in Albany.

            Huston-Jost Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

 

Photo from Riverside Cemetery, Albany, Linn Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Matthew Brewster

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Erma Joyce Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 26 Jan 1920, last residence Lebanon, Linn Co., OR.

            Her memorial at FindAGrave.com, Riverside Cemetery, Albany, Linn Co., OR, says:

 

Lewis L. Lines and Erma J. Haynes married 7/10/1937 Clark County, Washington.

Ted H. Ellis and Joyce Line married 7/4/1942 Clark County, Washington.

Clifford O. [Orville] Alford and Erma “Judy” Ellis married 9/5/1950 Albany, Linn County, Oregon.

 

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ERNEST CARL HALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—12 June 1993

 

            A funeral for Ernest Carl Halford of Troutdale, a retired master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force, will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Bateman Carroll Funeral Chapel in Gresham.

            He died of cancer Thursday [June 10] in a Portland hospital. Mr. Halford was 75.

            He was born Sept. 8, 1917, in Yazoo, Miss., where he was raised and graduated from high school. He married Elsie Johnson on Nov. 22, 1941, in Denver. Following his graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Forces. During World War II, Mr. Halford served as a bombardier in Africa.

            He also was a bombardier during the Korean War and served two tours of duty as a rocket specialist in Vietnam before his retirement in 1967. Mr. Halford later worked as a security guard for the Desert Inn in Las Vegas, Nev., from 1968 until 1981, when he moved to Troutdale. His wife died in 1981.

            Survivors include his son, Earl Martinson of Gresham; brothers, Louie of Greenville, Miss., Eugene of Denham Springs, La., Leon ‘‘Buck’’ of Canton, Miss., W.T. of Forest, Miss., and Clyde of Harlingen, Texas; sisters, Annie Goolsby of Grandon, Miss., and Ora Martin of Texas City, Texas; and three grandchildren.

            The family suggests remembrances be contributions to the Oregon division of the American Cancer Society.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ernest C. Halford (SS# issued in CO), last residence Troutdale, Multnomah Co., OR.

 

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ESTELLA M. ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—30 October 1959

 

            Alford—October 27, Estella, 1511 NE 61st; mother of Clifford Alford, Betty Almeter; sister of Margaret Simmons, Florence Kennett; five grandchildren.

            Services Saturday, October 31, 11 am, Rose City Cemetery Chapel, Nydia Temple No.4, Daughters of the Nile, and Sunnyside Chapter No. 128, OES, participating. The Little Chapel of the Chimes, 430 N. Killingsworth, Directors.

 

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THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—30 October 1959

 

            Funeral for Estella M. Alford, 1511 NE 61st Ave., who died Tuesday, will be at 11 a.m., Saturday, at the Rose City Cemetery Chapel. Remains will lie in state at The Little Chapel of the Chimes until 9 a.m., Saturday.

            She was born Jan. 29, 1889, in Oregon City. She moved to Portland 54 years ago. She was a member of the Nydia Temple of the Daughters of the Nile.

            Survivors include a son, Clifford A.; daughter, Mrs. Betty Almeter; sisters, Mrs. Margaret Simons and Mrs. Florence Kennett; five grandchildren.

 

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

 

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ETHEL MAY PIGGOTT ALFORD

 

Photo from An Alford Scrapbook

By Tony Kirk, AAFA #1005

 

THE BULLETIN

Bend, Deschutes Co., OR—Tuesday, 3 October 1933

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2003

 

Mrs. E.C. Alford Dies After Lingering Illness

 

            Mrs. Eugene C. Alford died at 7:15 […] night at her home in Blakely [..]hts following several years of […] from cancer. Funeral services will be held Wednesday after[noon] at 2:30 from Leslie Methodist [chur]ch in Salem. Burial will be […] in City View cemetery beside [her] son, Walden. No services will [be] held in Bend.

            Mrs. Alford had been a resident […] Bend since April 1930 and resided Redmond about six years ago. […] is survived by her widower, Rev. E.C. Alford and a daughter [Mrs.] Oscar Larson in Bend. Other surving children are E. Clair Alford, Portland; Max L. Alford Salem, G. Dewey Alford, Los Angeles; Mrs. L.K. Gear, Oswego. [A] brother, William Piggott of [..]den Utah has stayed with his sister in Bend for the last year.

            The funeral will be held in Leslie Methodist church at Mrs. Alford’s request. The funeral sermon [will] be preached by a close friend of [the] family, Rev. Earl Cotton of Willamette, Oregon. Niswonger and Winslow are in charge of local arrangements.

            The Niswonger and Winslow [chap]el will be open from 2 o’clock […] afternoon until 7 o’clock tonight [for] the benefit of Bend and Redmond friends.

            Ethel May Piggott was born September 10, 1866 in Linden, Indiana […] was married to Eugene C. Alford July 20, 1887. They moved to Oregon in 1890 and they have lived […] various sections of the state while Rev. Alford held pastorates in the Methodist church.

            Since coming to Bend Rev. and [Mrs.] Alford have had their home […] to that of their daughter, Mrs. Larson. Ill during all of her short residence in Bend, Mrs. Alford has made many friends and won a host of admirers for her plucky fight against pain.

            Many times during the last year her life was despaired of by physicians. During recent weeks Mrs. Larson, a trained nurse, has been assisted in caring for her mother by fellow members of the local unit of registered nurses.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Eugene Clair Alford Sr., which includes a photo of the gravestone they share with their son Walden; and children Eugene Clair Alford Jr., Aggie Alford Larson, Lela Glee Alford Gear, Max L. Alford, and Walden Taylor Alford in this compilation.

            Notes from Tony Kirk, AAFA #1005, who transcribed this and many of the other old obituaries in this compilation: This volume was tightly bound making the microfilm copy difficult to read.

 

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ETTA FLORENCE ALFORD CHANDLER

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Wednesday, 28 March 1973

                           

            Etta Florence Chandler, 89 of 355 E. Dixon St., Coburg [Lane County, OR], died March 27, [1973]. A private graveside service will be held in the Masonic Cemetery, Harrisburg. McGaffey-Anderson Eugene Memorial Chapel, in charge of arrangements.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2011/340/57981973_132330661603.jpg

Photo from Masonic Cemetery, Eugene, Lane Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bob Wilson

Text: Chandler | Etta F. 1883 Mother 1973 — 1880 Father 1952

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Etta Chandler (SS# issued in OR) was born 10 July 1883 and died _____ March 1973, last residence Eugene, Lane Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Thomas E. Alford and Frances M. Singletary Alford; and siblings Clayton Benjamin Alford, James Clarence Alford, and Edna Laverne Alford Hoselton in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Etta Florence 1883 OR1, Thomas E. 1853 OR2, Russell 1824 TN3, Thomas 1802 VA4, William 1775 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ?? 7.

 

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EUGENE CLAIR ALFORD, JR.

 

OREGON JOURNAL

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—29 August 1972

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2003

 

            E. Clair Alford, 78, of 7235 N. Vincent Ave., a retired mapping and evaluation engineer of Portland General Electric Co., died Sunday at his home. He worked for PGE 41 years, from 1914 through 1955 when retired.

            He was a native of Portland, a 50-year member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Engineers of Portland, a life member of Mt. Tabor Lodge 42, AF&AM, a charter member of American Legion Post No. 1, Portland, and served in World War I with the 37th Engineers.

            Survivors include his wife, Pearle; two sons, Clair W. Alford of Lake Oswego and Verne E. Alford of Troutdale; two sisters, Mrs. Loren K. Gear of Lake Oswego and Mrs. Oscar Larson of Salem; a brother G.D. Alford of Hollywood, Calif., seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

            Private funeral services were held Tuesday. Cremation followed with the Killingsworth Little Chapel of the Chimes in charge of arrangements….

Photo from Mount Crest Abbey Mausoleum, Salem, Marion Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ann

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eugene Alford (SS# issued in OR) was born 25 Feb 1894 and died _____ Aug 1972, last residence Portland, Multnomah Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Eugene Clair Alford Sr. and Ethel May Piggott Alford; his children Verne Eugene Alford and Clair Willis Alford; and his siblings Aggie Alford Larson, Lela Glee Alford Gear, Max L. Alford, and Walden Taylor Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Eugene Clair 1895 OR1, Eugene Clair 1866 IA2, Henry Constantine 1828 NY3, Clark Baker 1803 VT4, Ashley Owen 1770 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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EUGENE CLAIR ALFORD, SR.

 

 

Photos from An Alford Scrapbook

By Tony Kirk, AAFA #1005

 

OREGON STATESMAN

Salem, Marion Co., OR—Sunday, 20 May 1945

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2003

 

            Funeral services for the Rev. Eugene Clair Alford, 78, well known Methodist minister and lecturer in geological circles who died Saturday, will be held Monday at 2 p.m. from the Clough Barrick chapel. His death at his residence on route four followed an illness of about three months.

            The Rev. Mr. Alford was born in Sioux City, Iowa and received his education in the east, studying for the ministry at DePauw university at Green Castle, Ind. He married Ethel May Piggott in 1887 and a few years later they came west to make their home in Oregon. He held various pastorates in eastern and southern Oregon, and then at Jefferson, Dayton and Independence where he became well known in the Willamette valley.

            Beginning the study of geology first as an avocation, be became known for his lectures and writings on the scientific and religious fields of thought on that subject. He was the author of two books, “The Desert,” published about three years ago, and “Scientific Studies in Genesis,” now in the hands of a publishing company.

            He retired from the ministry some time ago and had made his home on route four, Salem. Mrs. Alford preceded him in death in 1933.

            Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Aggie B. Larson of Bend and Mrs. L. Glee Gear of Lake Grove; three sons, E. Clair Alford of Portland, Max L. Alford of Salem and G. Dewey Alford of Hollywood, Calif.; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren…. Interment will be in City View cemetery.

 

Photo from City View Cemetery, Salem, Marion Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Patricia Carson

 

Inscription:

Ethel M Eugene C.         Walden T.

1866–1933        1866–1945        1888–1910

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Ethel May Piggott Alford; and children Eugene Clair Alford Jr., Lela Glee Alford Gear, Aggie Alford Larson, Max L. Alford, and Walden Taylor Alford in this compilation.

            Eugene Clair Alford was the son of Henry Constantine Alford and Harriet Foote. They married 24 Oct 1857 in Kendall, IL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Eugene Clair 1866 IA1, Henry Constantine 1828 NY2, Clark Baker 1803 VT3, Ashley Owen 1770 VT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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EUGENE EDWIN “GENE” ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—Wednesday, 14 November 1973

 

            Funeral for Eugene E. Alford, a retired pharmacist, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Wilhelm Funeral Home, with private vault entombment in Portland Memorial Mausoleum.

            Mr. Alford, who lived at 6816 SE 32nd Ave., was born June 4, 1899, in Wallowa. He moved to Portland in 1939.

            He owned Westmoreland Drugs from 1939 until retiring in 1965. He died Saturday at the age of 74.

            A World War I veteran, Mr. Alford was a member of the American Legion. He also was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Order of Eastern Star, Westmoreland Community Club, 40 Et 8 Club, and the American and Oregon pharmaceutical associations.

            He is survived by his wife, Lucille; daughters, Barbara A. Ehman of Lake Oswego and Patricia A. Brown of Port Coquitlam, B.C.; [step]son, Gary L. Donnell of Springfield; sisters, Ruby Berry and Ethel Saling, both of Reno, Nev.; and eight grand-children.

            The family suggests that remembrances be contributed to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children.

 

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THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—Tuesday, 13 November 1973

 

            Alford—Eugene (Gene), 6816 SE 32; husband of Lucille (Donnell) Alford; father of Barbara A. Ehman, Lake Oswego; Patricia A. Brown, Port Coquitlam, B.C.; Gary L. Donnell, Springfield; brother of Ruby Berry and Ethel Saling, Reno; 8 grandchildren.

            Friends invited to services Wednesday Nov 14, 1pm. Wilhelm Funeral Home

6637 SE Milwaukie, Portland 235-3101. Entombment Private. In lieu of flowers, friends may give to the Shrine Hospital.

 

Photo from Portland Memorial Mausoleum, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Carolyn Arntson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Nov 1973) dates of Eugene Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Portland, Multnomah Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Leila Mae Kroft Alford; and his second wife, Lucille E. Quam Donnell Alford, in this compilation.

            From Oregon, Marriage Indexes, 1906-2008 (Ancestry.com): Eugene Alford married Lucille Donnell on 25 Nov 1961 in Multnomah Co.

 

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EVA A. MATTESON ALFORD

Great-Great-Grandmother of Richard “Tony” Kirk, AAFA #1005

 

Photo from An Alford Scrapbook

By Tony Kirk, AAFA #1005

 

Back Row L-R: Frederick G. Alford - Alva C. Alford - Oscar G. Alford

Middle Row: Martin L. Alford - Mamie B. Alford - Eva A. Matteson Alford

Front center: Charles Lee Alford

 

COQUILLE VALLEY SENTINEL

Coquille, Coos Co., OR—Thursday, 12 April 1945

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Eva A. Alford passed away at the home of her son, Charles L. Alford, two miles east of town, at 4:00 a.m. Saturday April 7, at the age of 92 years, ten months and 28 days.

            The deceased was born in Waterman, Ill., May 9, 1852, and came to Coquille four years ago.

            Survivors include four sons, Alva Alford, Oregon City, Oregon; Fred G. Alford, Algona Wash.; Oscar G. Alford, Porterville, Calif.; Chas. L. Alford, Coquille, and 17 grandchildren, two of whom live here. The two are Mrs. Robert Repass [daughter of Alva], Coquille, and Vern Alford, Fairview. There are six great grandchildren and two sisters, who are Mrs. Jean Kirkpatrick, Waterman Ill., and Mrs. Sadie Breeding, Plymouth, Ind.

            The Gano Funeral Home had charge of arrangements and the body was shipped to Portland for cremation.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her grandson, William Robert Alford Sr., in this compilation. We included the obituary of her grandson Everett Vernon Alford in Washington Obituaries.

            From Tony Kirk: Eva was the widow of Martin Luther Alford and the daughter of Oscar Matteson and Marian (Hall) Matteson. My great-grandfather Alva Clark Alford was the oldest son of Martin and Eva. The Mrs. Robert Repass listed in the obituary of Eva was my grandmother Florence Irene Alford, who married (1) Leelin Kirk, (2) Robert Repass.

            This obituary and many of the other old obituaries in this compilation were transcribed by Richard “Tony” Kirk, August 1998, from a microfilmed copy located at the University of Oregon Library.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Martin Luther 1846 IL1, Clark Baker 1803 VT2, Ashley Owen 1770 VT3, Benedict 1716 CT4, Benedict 1688 CT5, Jeremiah 1655 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1598 England8.

 

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EVAN CLAIR ALFORD

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Monday, 12 June 2000

 

            Inurnment will be held June 23 for Evan Clair Alford of Eugene, who died June 2 of age-related causes. He was 87.

            He was born May 3, 1913, in Brookhaven, Miss., to Samuel and Lillian Delagarza Alford. He married Opal Zeleny in Charlton County, Ga., on Dec. 29, 1946. She died in 1977. He married Linda Enbysk in Reno, Nev., on Nov. 18, 1977.

            Alford earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Oregon and became a doctor of optometry at the Northern Illinois College of Optometry. He was a lieutenant colonel in the Air Force. He was in charge of aircraft maintenance during World War II and was a member of the Strategic Air Command during the Korean War.

            He practiced optometry in Mississippi and was an English professor at Lane Community College for 12 years. Before moving to Eugene in 1965, he lived in Mississippi, Illinois, Hawaii and Texas.

            His interests included jogging, golf, cooking and winemaking. He taught and played bridge at Campbell Senior Center for nine years and was a member of the Eugene Elks Lodge and the Retired Officers Club of the Emerald Empire.

            Survivors include his wife; a daughter, Eva Alford of Springfield; and a son, John of Eugene.

            The June 23 inurnment, with military honors, will be at 11 a.m. at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements….

 

Photo from Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, AM Hentges Krieg

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Evan C. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Eugene, Lane Co., OR.

            Evan is buried with his first wife, Opal Zeleny Alford.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogies: Descendants of Jacob Alford, b. 1761 NC and Known Descendants of Seaborn John Alford 1807 LA.

            His lineage: Evan Clair 1913 MS, Samuel Neaman 1870 MS, Seaborn John 1807 LA3, Jacob 1761 NC4, Julius 1717 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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EVELYN LUOMA ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—22 August 1984

 

            Alford—Evelyn L., 66, of Lake Oswego, wife of Clair; mother of David Alford and Susan Weinstein; sister of Thomas Luoma; 6 grandchildren.

            Member of Lake Grove Presbyterian Church; Tualatin Country Club; Ladies Golf Clug.

            Services 1 PM Thursday, Aug 23, Chapel of Lincoln Willamette Funeral Directors, 9775 SE Mt. Scott blvd. Private interment Willamette National cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Evelyn Alford (SS# issued in OR) was born 14 March 1918, last residence Lake Oswego, Clackamas Co., OR.

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

 

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FAYE GLADYS ALFORD RICHMOND

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Wednesday, 20 March 1963

 

            Faye Alford Richmond of 1314 “D” Street, Springfield passed away March 18, 1963 at the age of 76.

            She was born March 16, 1887 near Harrisburg, Oregon. Her husband, Guy and a daughter, Faye Croson preceded her in death.

            She is survived by 8 children: Odetta Fetsch, Helen Kirkpatrick, Joan Daniels, Blanche Privat and Lyle, all of Springfield; Frances Ahre and Gordon, both of Eugene; and Gertrude Orosz of Seattle; 28 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held in the Poole-Larsen Chapel, Friday, March 22, 1963 at 10 a.m. Rev. Murray McLess officiating. Interment at West Lawn.

 

Photo from West Lawn Memorial Park, Eugene, Lane Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rena Robbins

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            Her memorial at FindAGrave.com says she was the daughter of Isaac Newton Alford and Martha J. Windom. Married (1) Archie A. Miller on 14 Sept 1904. Married (2) Guy A. Richmond on 10 March 1910.

            The section of the cemetery where she is buried is Garden of Canaan Lot 40 space 7.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Faye Gladys 1887 OR1, Isaac Newton 1857 OR2, Thomas 1802 VA3, William 1775 VA4, Thomas 1736 VA5, John 1696 ?? 6.

 

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FRANCES M. SINGLETARY ALFORD

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Friday, 29 April 1938

 

            Mrs. Frances M. Alford, 80, a resident of Coburg since 1890, died Thursday morning at her home.

            She was born Frances Singletary in Green county, Mo., and came with her family to Jackson county, Oregon, at the age of 18. She was married at Gold Hill, June 26, 1879, to Thomas E. Alford, who died in 1932. The couple lived near Harrisburg from November, 1879, until 1890.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by two sons, J. Clarence Alford of Wendling, and Clayton Alford of Coburg; four daughters, Mrs. Carpus Gray, Mrs. Walter Chandler, and Mrs. Clara Vogt, all of Coburg, and Mrs. H.M. Hozelton, Springfield; 16 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

            Funeral arrangements will be announced from the Poole chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Thomas E. Alford; and children Clayton Benjamin Alford, James Clarence Alford, Etta Florence Alford Chandler, and Edna Laverne Alford Hoselton in this compilation.

 

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FRANCIS “BUD” ALFORD

 

THE BULLETIN

Bend, Deschutes Co., OR—Monday, 11 June 2007

 

Dec. 3, 1927–June 4, 2007

 

            Francis “Bud” Alford, of Bend, died June 4. He was 79. A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Prineville Funeral Home.

            Mr. Alford was born Dec. 3, 1927, in St. Paul, Minn., to Stanley and Margaret (Caron) Alford. He married Rose Mobley in 1958. They later divorced.

            Mr. Alford joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1945 and was honorably discharged in 1952. He owned and operated Country Store in Prineville for many years. He later worked as a salesman for Rice Motors in Prineville, Hamilton Chevrolet in Redmond and Bob Thomas. He retired in 2000. He served as a president and chairman of the Prineville Chamber of Commerce in 1963. He was a member of Prineville Golf and Country Club and Widgi Creek Golf Club in Bend. He enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, skiing, racing motorcycles and golf.

            Survivors include a son, Alan, of La Pine; a daughter, Debra Larson, of Hershey, Pa.; a sister, Darlene May, of Tillamook; and five grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by a brother.

            Prineville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Francis Alford (SS# issued in MN), last residence Bend, Deschutes Co., OR.

 

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FRANK ALONZO ALVORD

 

Photo from Jack Breglio’s Our Family (tree) at Ancestry.com

Used with permission – from a family album

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—20 June 1997

 

            A funeral has been held for Frank Alonzo Alvord, who died June 13, 1997, at age 92.

            Mr. Alvord was born March 20, 1905, in Mount Vernon, Wash. He served in the U.S. Army in the 1920s. He married Lela Staub in 1930. They moved to Clackamas in 1940. He was a carpenter.

            Survivors include his wife; daughter, Beverly of Portland; sons, Duane of Miami Beach, Fla., and Stanley of Belfair, Wash.; brothers, Bill of La Conner, Wash., and Ben of Grass Valley, Calif.; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

            Interment was in Union Cemetery in Cedar Hills. The family suggests remembrances to Our House of Portland, 2727 S.E. Alder, Portland, Ore. 97214.

 

Photo from Union Cemetery, Portland, Washington Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mikala Dent

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Frank A. Alvord (SS# issued in WA), last residence Portland, Washington Co., OR.

            See the obituary of his wife, Lela Mabel Staub Alvord, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his son Duane Stuart Alvord in Florida Obituaries; and of his siblings Seatta Mary Alvord Brubaker and William N. Alvord Sr.; and grandfather William Nelson Alvord in Washington Obituaries.

            According to several online family trees, Frank Alonzo Alvord (1905–1997), was the son of Carl Stuart Alvord and Rhoda Francis Dix.

            On Carl Stewart Alvord’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 40, a farmer and blacksmith living in Clearbrook, Whatcom Co., WA. He was born 8 April 1878 and names Rhoda Francis Alvord as his nearest relative. He signed his full name.

            In 1920 and 1930, Carl, b. KS, and Rhoda Alvord are in Nooksack, Whatcom Co., WA.

            In 1900, Carl Alvord, age 22 b. Apr 1878 in KS, is with his parents, W.A., b. Mar 1849 in IL, and Mary C. Alvord, in Chehalis, Lewis Co., WA.

            In 1880, Carl Alvord, age 2 b. KS, is living with his parents, William and Mary Alvord, in Swede Creek, Riley Co., KS.

            His ALVORD lineage: Frank Alonzo 1905 WA1, Carl Stewart 1878 KS2, William Nelson 1849 KS3, Nelson 1813 NY4, Joel 1779 CT5, Bela 1741 CT6, Aaron 1713 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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FRANKIE E. ANDERSON HALFORD

 

SPOKESMAN-REVIEW

Spokane, WA—Friday, 19 March 1999

 

            Memorial Service for Frankie E. (Anderson) Halford, 62, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. Wands Funeral Home in Tillamook [OR] is in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Halford, who was born in North Bend, Ore., died Saturday [March 13].

            In 1984 she married Lester Halford.

            She was a loan officer for SeaFirst Bank in Spokane and worked in the banking industry for 32 years before retiring in 1995.

            The couple then moved to Reno, Nev., and in 1996 to Tillamook.

            She was a member of the eagles Lodge and Sacred Heart Catholic church.

            Survivors include her husband; a son, Randy Anderson of Spokane; four daughters, Vicky Sing of Colbert, Carla Zichnert and Carla Liepelt, both of Deer Park, and Shelly Hieckman of Reno; two stepchildren, Steve Miller and Candace Phillips, both of Austin, Texas; 17 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frankie E. Halford (SS# issued in WA) was born 1 Nov 1936, last residence Tillamook, Tillamook Co., OR.

 

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FRANKLIN B. ALFORD

 

OREGON STATESMAN

Salem, Marion Co., OR—16 October 1938

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2003

 

            Frank Alford, passed away October 15 at the residence on route six at the age of 75 years.

            Survived by widow, Evelyn; two daughters, Mrs. William [Wilma] Rowland and Edith Rhodes, both of Salem route six.

            Services will be held Monday, October 17, at 2 p.m. from the chapel of the Terwilliger Funeral home with interment at Lee Mission cemetery. Brother Fields will officiate at services conducted by Jehovah’s Witnesses.

 

Left to right: Jennie Viola Alford Johnson, her father Franklin B. Alford, and Angeline Matting, unknown relationship. Franklin’s wife is listed as being buried in the same plot, but there is no gravestone for her.

 

Photos from Lee Mission Cemetery, Salem, Marion Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Sozzi

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Missouri Evelyn Orpurd Alford; and his daughter Jennie Viola Alford Johnson in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Minnie Jeanette Alford in California Obituaries.

            Franklin was the oldest child of Buell Goodsell Alford and Mary Bush.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Franklin B. 1862 IL1, Buell Goodsell 1835 IL2, Clark Baker 1803 VT3, Ashley Owen 1770 VT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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GARTH KEVIN ALFORD

 

[An identical article was published the same day in the Seattle Times.]

 

SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER

Seattle, King Co., WA—Friday, 26 August 2005

 

            Garth Kevin Alford age 56, died in his home at Grand Ronde [Polk Co.], OR on August 19, 2005 of natural causes. At his request, there will be no services held.

            He graduated from Pasadena [CA] High School. Received his BA from UCLA in Near Eastern Studies, his MA in Near Eastern Languages from UC Berkley and Ph.D in Classics from the U of WA. Until 1977 he lived in CA, then 2 years in Illinois and settled in the Northwest, first in Oregon, then 2 years in Missouri where he taught at the U of Western Missouri. He returned to the Northwest teaching in the Seattle area. The last few years he resided in Oregon.

            He is survived by his former spouse, Nancy Wolfe of Tacoma, WA; mother, Cordelia Alford of Pasadena, CA; daughter, Eva S. Alford of San Diego, CA; daughter, Charlotte M. Wolfe of Tacoma, WA; daughter, Judith Lattimore Koonin of San Diego, CA.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Garth K. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 30 May 1949 and died 20 Aug 2005, last residence Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA.

            California Birth Index, 1905–1995 (Ancestry.com) lists Garth Kevin Alford, b. 30 May 1949 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Peterson.

 

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GENEVA IRENE DILLINGER ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—Wednesday, 24 June 1981

 

            Funeral Services for Geneva I. Alford will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Skyline Memorial Funeral Home. Interment will be in Skyline Memorial Gardens.

            Mrs. Alford, a housewife, died Monday [June 22] in a Portland hospital. She was 70. A native of Moro, she had lived in the Portland area for the last 47 years.

            Surviving are her husband, Cecil of Portland; son, John P. Alford of Aptos, Calif.; daughter, Donna J. Vanderkin of Portland; sister, Edith Andrews of King City; eight grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Geneva Alford (SS# issued in OR) was born 10 Dec 1908 and died _____ June 1981, last residence Portland, Multnomah Co., OR.

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

            From Miller Family Tree, Ancestry.com: Geneva Irene Dillinger Alford was the daughter of Peter James Dillinger and Estella May McLachlan. Her husband was Cecil Henry Alford.

 

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GEORGE WAYNE ALFORD

 

THE OBSERVER

La Grande, Union Co., OR—Thursday, 21 March 2002

 

            George Wayne G.W. Alford, 80, of Joseph died Feb. 27 at Wallowa Memorial Hospital in Enterprise. The funeral will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Bollman Funeral Home with military committal at the Enterprise Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was born Dec. 22, 1921, to George L. and Ruth Alford in Floyd, N.M. The family came to Wallowa County in 1925 and bought their family farm in 1936. He graduated from Enterprise High School in 1939 and attended Eastern Oregon Normal School in La Grande.

            He served in the Navy during World War II, attending boot camp in Farragut, Idaho, and radio school in San Pedro, Calif. He then served as a radio operator aboard the USS Competent in the South Pacific. His ship was one of the first to sail in to Nagasaki, Japan, after the atomic bomb was dropped.

            He later served with the Oregon State Police in Ontario. He farmed with his brother, Merle, for over 50 years and was a member of the VFW Post 4307.

            Survivors include his brothers and sisters and their spouses, Clebert Alford of Portland, Glen and Helen Alford of Amity, Joan Tippett of Asotin, Wash., Aleene Alford of Joseph and other relatives.

            His oldest brother, Merle, died earlier.

            Memorials may be made to any charity.

 

Photo from Enterprise Cemetery, Enterprise, Wallowa Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Michelle Drayton-Fisher

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of George W. Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Joseph, Wallowa Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Ruth L. Carter Alford; and his brothers Clebert Carter Alford, Glen Emory Alford, and Merle Leonard Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: George Wayne 1921 NM1, George Leonard 1896 MO2, Pleasant Holloman 1849 TN3, John M. 1821 TN4, John 1786 NC5.

 

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GERALD EARL ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—Thursday, 22 April 1993

 

            Memorial service for Gerald Earl Alford of Southeast Portland will be at 2 p.m., Friday in the Eastside Free Methodist Church, 650 S.E. 139th Ave.

            Mr. Alford died in a Portland nursing home of pulmonary fibrosis Thursday [April 15]. He was 74. Cremation will be private. Burial will be in Friends Cemetery, Newberg.

            Mr. Alford was born in Portland Sept. 20, 1918, and owned and operated a recreation vehicle dealership on 82nd Avenue until retiring in 1981.

            Surviving are his wife, Marie; daughters, Gayle Nolenboom of Olympia and Jani Whitacre of Rhododendron; six grandchildren.

            The family suggests that remembrances be contributions to the American Lung Association or the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children.

 

Photo from Friends Cemetery, Newberg, Yamhill Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bill Myers

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gerald E. Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Portland, Multnomah Co, OR.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Earl Eugene Alford and Iva Marie Emerson Alford; and his grandparents, Julian George Alford and Jennie E. Piggott Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Gerald Earl 1918 OR1, Earl Eugene 1896 WA2, Julian George 1863 IA3, Henry Constantine 1828 NY4, Clark Baker 1803 VT5, Ashley Owen 1770 VT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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GLEN EMORY ALFORD

 

Photo from his Find A Grave memorial

 

NEWS REGISTER

McMinnville, Yamhill Co., OR—Friday, 2 December 2003

 

            Services will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, for Glen Emory Alford of McMinnville, who died Nov. 30, 2003, at Oakwood Country Place [McMinnville, Yamhill Co.]. He was 76.

            He was born May 21, 1927, in Enterprise and was raised in Wallowa County, then lived most of his life in the Willamette Valley and Baker City. He served in the Navy for a year just before the end of World War II.

            Mr. Alford was an avid fisherman and hunter. But his greatest hobby was working with wood, sharing his carpentry skills with family and friends.

            Survivors include his wife, Helen; three daughters, Janet Schultz of Hillsboro, Glenda Farmer of Salem and Susan Smith of Grover Beach, Calif.; a son, David Alford of Albany; a brother, Clebert Alford of Portland; a sister, Joan Tippett of Asotin, Wash.; 10 grandchildren and a great-granddaughter.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

            Arrangements were in the care of Macy & Son Funeral Directors, McMinnville.

 

In another article:

 

WALLOWA COUNTY CHIEFTAIN

Enterprise, Wallowa Co., OR—Thursday, 11 December 2003

 

            Glen Emory Alford, 76, of Amity, died Nov. 30, 2003, at Oakwood Country Place. He was born May 21, 1927 in Enterprise to George L. and Ruth Alford.

            After graduating from Enterprise High School in 1947, Mr. Alford spent a short time in the Navy until the end of WWII. He lived in the Willamette Valley and Baker City most of his adult life. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and an accomplished woodworker.

            Survivors include his wife, Helen; three daughters, Janet Schultz of Hillsboro, Glenda Farmer of Salem and Susan Smith of Grover Beach, Calif.; a son, David Alford of Albany; a brother, Clebert Alford of Portland; a sister, Joan Tippett of Asotin, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; and one great granddaughter. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Merle and George of Joseph.

            Funeral services were held Dec. 3, 2003, at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland….

 

Photo from Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Claudia Towne Smith

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates Glen E. Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Amity, Yamhill Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Helen M. Houck Alford; his mother, Ruth L. Carter Alford; and his brothers Clebert Carter Alford, George Wayne Alford, and Merle Leonard Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Glen Emory 1927 OR1, George Leonard 1896 MO2, Pleasant Holloman 1849 TN3, John M. 1821 TN4, John 1786 NC5.

 

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GRACE HILDA FISCHER ALFORD

Great-Aunt of Tony Kirk, AAFA #1005

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—Tuesday, 17 November 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2003

 

            A funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, 1998, in Molalla Funeral Chapel for Grace Hilda Alford, who died of congestive heart failure Nov. 15 at age 92. Mrs. Alford was born Oct. 8, 1906, in Rushmore, Minn. Her maiden name was Fischer. She moved to Salem as a young girl and to Portland in about 1925, and to Colton in about 1978. She was a clerk for the Department of Motor Vehicles for 15 years, retiring in 1971. In 1925, she married Leroy H.; he died in 1952.

            Survivors include her daughters, Marilyn Hemerick of Hood River and Juanita Jenkins of Colton; seven grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

            Interment will be in Adams Cemetery in Molalla....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Grace H. Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Colton, Clackamas Co., OR.

            See the obituary of her son Robert Eugene Alford in this compilation.

            Leroy Henry Alford was born March 6, 1906 in Seattle, WA, and died Sept 19, 1952. He was the son of Alva Clark Alford and Nora Grace Carter. He married Grace Hilda Fischer Dec 16, 1925. Their children were Robert Eugene Alford b. 1926, Juanita Eileen Alford b. 1932, and Marilyn Lois Alford b. 1942.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Leroy Henry 1906 WA1, Alva Clark 1871 IL2, Martin Luther 1846 IL3, Baker 1803 VT4, Ashley Owen 1770 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

            Tony Kirk’s brother, Neil Kirk, wrote the following article about Grace Alford’s 90th birthday for a family newsletter published November 12, 1996.

 

Grace Alford Celebrates 90th Birthday.

Family and Friends attend the festivities at Jenkins’ place.

 

By Neil Kirk

 

            Grace Alford born in Rushmore, Minnesota, October 8, 1906 moved to Oregon with her parents Lucinda and Leonard Fischer around 1914. At 13 she survived Typhoid Fever without the help of modern medicine. In 1925 Grace married Roy Alford. Serving as a traditional housewife and mother of the era, she raised three children: Bob, Marilyn and Juanita. In her middle forties she was widowed. Without a high school education she found employment and worked until age 65. And today the family encompasses five generations. Grace has seven grandchildren 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

            Birthday parties. Those festive occasions are almost always a time to reflect on the past, present and future—not only the one being honored.

            But when relatives celebrated Grace Alford’s 90th birthday a month ago, they had nearly a century of questions that Grace and her daughters answered. I learned where she was born, how she survived typhoid fever and places she lived.

            More important, I came to believe our ancestors are key in individual development. Grace received such influence. Values such as hard workers, artistic talents and disciplined lives are taught by parents through example. Grace’s parents shaped her view of work and art. She also influenced her own children and grandchildren.

            As Grace and her daughters, Juanita and Marilyn, told about the past, I began to see a vivid picture of a hard working family. As if I was looking into a crystal ball, I envisioned nine-year old Grace Fischer. Living in the Salem, Oregon, area, her family followed crops harvesting such produce as hops. She would learn the value of hard work, which paid off later. But even more Grace acquired the kind nature of her father, and the artistic talents of her mother.

            “My grandmother was real artistic,” Jaunita said. From that inheritance Grace applied that skill to doll making, a hobby she pursues to this day. But most of all Juanita remembers “Lucinda always had pink and white mints.” But even more Juanita recalls “how she always smelled.”

            Leonard Fischer also had his influence. “My grandfather [Leonard] was a very kind quiet man.”

            Juanita gave the following example. Grace once told a story about Leonard, which showed his unique kind nature. Grace had walked by a store window and saw a pair of shoes that delighted her. “He took her in and bought the shoes,” Juanita said. “They were not used to getting anything.”

            “A church dress and a house dress is all they typically had to wear,” Marilyn said.

            At age 56 Lucinda died. Leonard then remarried a woman from the Ozarks who smoked a corncob pipe. She had goats; so, “we called her the goat lady,” Jaunita said.

            The artistic talents of her mother, the kind nature of her father and hardworking parents would be carried into Grace’s generation.

            “My mother was always a hard worker,” Juanita said. Canning and gardening., “she really never went anyplace much. “I remember that Mom was always there.” And many household goods were made from scratch, including bread. “We used to churn our own butter. “After Grace got older, she was always there for her grandchildren,” Juanita remembers. “She could always find things for them to do.”

            Tragedy struck the Alford Family when Grace was in her mid 40s. Juanita and Bob were married at the time, but Marilyn was still at home. Her husband, Roy, died. She did not have a high school education, according to her daughter, Juanita. She then went to work for Meier and Frank. Grace obtained the position because she passed all the tests. “Mom had to find a way to support herself” and that was the first job after Roy died. First she worked in will call for two years then in the auditing department for three years.

            Later she went to work for the DMV where she was employed for 13 years until she turned 65. She was forced to retire. “She did not really want to retire,” her daughter Jaunita said at her birthday party. Policy dictated an end to her career as a public servant but retirement did not suit her. Grace then began doing sewing and alterations for a cleaner and the Parry Center. She also made dolls and continues making dolls to this day.

 

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GRACE IRENE ALFORD

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Wednesday, Wednesday, 12 October 1983

 

            Grace Irene Alford, 85, of 1617 Market St., Springfield, died Oct. 8. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Jude’s Catholic Church, Eugene, with cremation at Buell Chapel, Springfield.

 

Photo from Masonic Cemetery, Eugene, Lane Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jessica Dowell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Grace Alford (SS# issued in OR) was born 22 Feb 1898 and died _____ Oct 1983, last residence Springfield, Lane Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Emery Ray Alford; and her children Helen Louise Alford, Ronald Gene Alford, and Joanne Loy Alford in this compilation.

 

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GRACE MARIE BUCKLES ALFORD

 

THE DALLES CHRONICLE

The Dalles, Wasco Co., OR—Sunday, 7 April 2002

 

            Grace Marie Buckles Alford, 52, a resident of The Dalles, died at Mid Columbia Medical Center on Thursday, April 4, 2002.

            She was born in The Dalles, Oregon, on March 22, 1950, the third of four children to Glen Lee and Dorothy Lucile (Clay) Buckles. She grew up in The Dalles, attended Thompson and Dry Hollow Grade Schools and graduated from The Dalles High School in 1968.

            After high school, she moved to Hawaii for a short time, and then to Kenai, Alaska. She later returned to The Dalles, where she met her future husband, William Paul Alford. They married on June 18, 1981 in Reno, Nevada.

            They lived in The Dalles until moving to the Salem (Oregon) area in 1988, returning to The Dalles in 1998 to care for Grace’s father.

            She attended The Dalles Church of God and enjoyed sewing, quilting, gardening, yard work and tending to stray animals.

            She is survived by her husband, William “Bing” Alford; her son, Brian Glen Buckles and his wife, Julie; her grandson, Andy Buckles; her father, Glen Buckles and her brothers, Dale Lee Buckles and his wife, Laura, and Darrell Warren Buckles, all of The Dalles; her sister, Glenda Lucile Beck and her husband, Greg, of Eagle River, Alaska; nephews, Jeff and Donald Buckles, Jason, Daniel and Mitchell Alford; nieces, Renee Sibley and Amy Bednarczyk and 5 great nieces.

            She was preceded in death by her mother, Dorothy, in June 1992….

            Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 9, at Spencer, Libby & Powell Funeral Home. Interment will follow at The Dalles Parklawn Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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HAROLD MCCLELLAN ALFORD

 

COTTAGE GROVE SENTINEL

Cottage Grove, Lane Co., OR—3 March 1966

 

FORMER RESIDENT DIES AT MEDFORD

 

            Funeral service for Harold McClellan Alford of Spokane [Washington] was held Wednesday at Mills Mortuary. Interment was in Cemetery.

            Alford, 22, passed away last Thursday at Medford [Jackson Co.] following a tractor accident. He was born in Cottage Grove [Oregon] March 12, 1943 and was married in 1965 in Spokane to Bonnie Boman who survives him.

            Besides his wife he is survived by a son, John Michael; his mother, Mrs. Lela Huff Hall of Oakland, Calif., a sister, Evelyn Gray of Alameda, Calif. and several other relatives.

 

Photo from Fir Grove Cemetery, Cottage Grove, Lane Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Peggy

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            From OR Deaths: Harold M. Alford died 24 Feb 1966 in Jackson Co., spouse Bonnie.

 

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HELEN ALFORD HAYS

 

DEMOCRAT HERALD

Albany, Linn Co., OR—Friday, 12 February 2010

 

            Helen A. Hays, 91, of Albany, formerly of Corvallis, died Thursday at the Mennonite Home. DeMoss-Durdan Funeral Home and Crematory is handling arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Helen Alford Hays (SS# issued in MN) was born 23 Apr 1918, last residence Albany, Linn Co., OR.

            We included the obituary of her sister Dorothy Alford Nelson Yeck in Illinois Obituaries.

            Oregon State University in Corvallis offers the “Helen Alford Hays Women in Microbiology Scholarship: For undergraduate Microbiology major with satisfactory academic standing; women given first consideration. Minimum GPA is 3.0”

 

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HELEN LOUISE ALFORD

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Tuesday, 27 March 1923

 

            Alford—At her home, 549 Sixteenth avenue east, Tuesday, March 17, 1923. Helen, aged six years, only child of Mr. and Mrs. Emery Alford. Funeral services will be held from the Venten [?] chapel Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock.

 

Photo from Masonic Cemetery, Eugene, Lane Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jessica Dowell

 

AAFA NOTES: Her gravestone says she was born 28 July 1916 and died 27 March 1923.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Emery Ray Alford and Grace Irene Alford; and her siblings Joanne Loy Alford and Ronald Gene Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Helen Louise 1916 OR1, Emery Ray 1895 OR2, John Felberd 1865 OR3, Russell 1824 TN4, Thomas 1802 VA5, William 1775 VA6, Thomas 1736 VA7, John 1696 ?? 8.

 

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HELEN MARR HOUCK ALFORD

 

BAKER CITY HERALD

Baker City, Baker Co., OR—Monday, 18 February 2008

 

            Helen M. Alford, 77, of Amity [Yamhill Co.], a former Baker City resident, died Feb. 14, 2008, at a Salem hospital.

            Her funeral was Monday at the Chapel of Macy & Son in McMinnville. Pastor Jim Peterson officiated. Burial will be at the Willamette National Cemetery in Portland.

            She was born on Nov. 5, 1930, at Enterprise to Eugene Albert Houck and Doris Francis Houck. She grew up in the Zumwalt area of Wallowa County.

            In 1949, she married Glen Emory Alfred [sic] of Joseph. During their lives together they lived at Wallowa County, Baker City and the Willamette Valley.

            She enjoyed family gatherings, playing pinochle and table games and sewing for her family. She loved being outdoors and often instigated family adventures from fishing the nearby lakes and streams to picking huckleberries on the mountainside, sharing a picnic in the park, sledding and building snowmen with the grandchildren. Helen loved singing “cowboy music” and yodeling with her sisters.

            “She was our sunshine,” her family said.

            Survivors include her son, David Alford of Albany; daughters, Janet Schultz of Hillsboro, Glenda Farmer of Salem and Susan Smith of Grover Beach, Va.; brother, Eugene Houck of Dallas, Ore.; sisters, Opal Fine of Vancouver, Wash., and Margaret Walter of Pasco, Wash.; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

 

In another article:

 

WALLOWA COUNTY CHIEFTAIN

Enterprise, Wallowa Co., OR—Thursday, 28 February 2008

 

            Helen Alford, the daughter of Eugene Albert Houck and Doris Francis Houck, was born on Nov. 5, 1930 in Enterprise. She grew up in the Zumwalt area of Wallowa County. In 1949, she married Glen Emory Alford of Joseph. During their lives together they lived in Wallowa County, Baker City and the Willamette Valley.

            Helen enjoyed family gatherings, playing pinochle and table games, and sewing for her family. She loved being outdoors and often instigated family adventures from fishing the nearby lakes and streams to picking huckleberries on the mountain side, sharing a picnic in the park, sledding and building snowmen with the grandchildren. Helen loved singing “cowboy music” and yodeling with her sisters.

            Helen is survived by her children: David of Albany; Janet Schultz of Hillsboro; Glenda Farmer of Keizer and Susan Smith of Pismo Beach, Calif.; a brother Eugene “Bud” Houck of Dallas, Ore.; a sister Margaret Walter of Pasco, Wash.; 10 grandchildren and five great grand-children.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Helen Marr Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Salem, Polk Co., OR.

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

 

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HELEN OAKES ALFORD

 

CORVALLIS GAZETTE-TIMES

Corvallis, Benton Co., OR—Thursday, 29 August 2013

 

            Helen Oakes Alford, 92, died Saturday [August 24] at Corvallis Manor.

            Helen was born April 8, 1921, in Sturgis, Miss. She was the daughter of N.C. and Mattie Hammill Oakes. She married John Alford on Nov. 6, 1944. The couple had three children, Virginia, Margaret and Edwin. Helen was an accomplished home economics teacher. One of her greatest gifts was her ability to teach. The family moved to Maryland in the late 1950s. When John retired, the couple moved to Southern Oregon in 1985 to be near their daughter, Virginia.

            Helen was an ardent craftsperson, and often served as a 4-H leader and judge at state and county fairs. John died in 1990, and Helen moved to Corvallis in 2008. Throughout her life she was active in the United Methodist Church, especially in the United Methodist Women. She served at church bazaars and wedding and funeral receptions. She loved doing handiwork — she never sat down without some sort of project.

            She will be remembered for her ready smile and welcoming attitude toward everyone.

            Helen was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 46 years, John Alford; her parents; her son-in-law, Richard Brittsan; two sisters; and her brother.

            She is survived by her daughters, Virginia Brittsan of Corvallis and Margaret Alford of Swedesboro, N.J.; her son, Edwin Alford of Ballwin, Mo.; and four grandsons, Thomas Brittsan, Gary Brittsan, Todd Alford and Brett Barth.

            Memorial donations in Helen’s name can be made to First United Methodist Church of Corvallis to be directed to the United Methodist Women for mission work.

            Private inurnment will take place at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va. Please leave your thoughts and memories for the family at www.mchenryfuneralhome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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IRENE D. ARNAIZ ALFORD

 

EAST OREGONIAN

Pendleton, Umatilla Co., OR—Wednesday, 31 January 1990

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1990

 

ATHENA [Umatilla Co.]—Irene D. Alford, 53, longtime resident of Athena, died Sunday, Jan. 28, 1990, at Walla Walla.

            Memorial services will be held at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Athena on Thursday at 10 a.m.

            Mrs. Alford was born Feb. 6, 1936 at Ontario, Calif., to Clarence and Mary Estein Arnaiz. She attended schools at Imperial, Calif.

            On Aug. 2, 1958 she married Tom Alford at Yuma, Ariz. The Alford’s moved to Athena in the early 1960’s.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Athena and was past president of the Umatilla County CowBelles, past vice-president of the Oregon CowBelles, a member of Umatilla County Home Extension, a past member of the Athena PTA, and active in community affairs.

            Survivors include her husband, at the home; sons, Charlie of Imperial, Calif., and Cliff of Adams; a daughter, Evelyn Sue (Mrs. Robert) Box of El Centro, Calif.; her parents, at San Jacinto, Calif.; brothers, Bob Arnaiz and Jim Arnaiz, both in San Diego, Calif., and five grandchildren.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society Research Fund, P. O. Box 404, Pendleton, Ore. 97801, directly or through Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main, Milton-Freewater, Ore. 97862.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

            Irene and her husband both died in Walla Walla, WA, hospitals, but they lived in OR.

 

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IRENE ELIZABETH ALFORD DUNAWAY

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—4 November 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            A memorial service will be held Nov. 6 for Irene Elizabeth Alford Dunaway of Eugene, who died Oct. 30 at age 73. Her family did not disclose the cause of death.

            Dunaway was born Jan 7, 1924, in Holmesville, Miss., to John and Annie Alford. She married Marcus Dunaway on April 8, 1939. He died Sept. 17, 1986. Dunaway was a member of Riviera Baptist Church in Eugene.

            Survivors include three sons, Melvin and Gilbert, both of Eugene, and Doyle; a brother, John Alford; a sister Pearl Russel; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

            Thursday’s service is at 2 p.m. at Riviera Baptist Church. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Irene A. Dunaway (SS# issued in LA), last residence Eugene, Lane Co., OR.

 

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ISABEL VICTORIA HORNE ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—Monday, 30 July 2012

 

March 21, 1916 June 24, 2012

 

            Isabel Victoria Alford, age 96, quietly passed, deep in sleep, into the arms of the Lord on June 24, 2012 at 3:25 in the afternoon. Memorial Service, 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Aug. 4, 2012 at St. Stephens Lutheran Church, 290 W Gloucester St., Gladstone, 97045.

            In lieu of flowers, donations from “Isabel V. Alford” [Horne] to “New England Fire Dept.” PO Box 448, New England, N.D. 58647 or “World War II Memorial Processing Center” PO Box 305, Calverton, N.Y. 11933.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

            From Alicia Houston, AAFA #0001: Isabel Victoria Horne was born 21 March 1916 in ND, the daughter of Ragnvald Hanson Horne (born 10 May 1888 Norway, died 14 Sept 1968 Everett, Snohomish Co., WA) and Vina ___ (born about 1880 Norway, died 31 Aug 1968, Everett, Snohomish Co., WA.) She married Jay Edgar Alford about 1937, either in New England, Hettinger Co., ND, or in Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA.

 

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IVA MARIE EMERSON ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—Tuesday, 27 March 1984

 

            Alford—Marie E., mother of Gerald E., Portland; Bea Hoenergard [very difficult to read—this person is not named in her husband’s obituary]; sister of Cecil Emerson, Beaverton, B_____ Emerson, Portland; 4 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren.

            Memorial services 7 p.m. Wednesday, Mar. 28, St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 2201 S Vermont….

            Private vault entombment, Laurel corridor [?], Riverview Abbey Mausoleum. Riverview Abbey Chapel in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marie Alford (SS# issued in OR) was born 23 May 1896 and died _____ March 1984, last residence Portland, Multnomah Co, OR.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Earl Eugene Alford; and son Gerald Earl Alford in this compilation.

            From Oregon, Select Births and Christenings, 1868-1929 (Ancestry.com): Iva Marie Emerson was born 23 May 1896 in Lathan, Lane Co., OR, daughter of Albin S. Emerson and Cordelia Vaughn.

 

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JACK F. ALVORD

 

THE NEWS-REVIEW

Roseburg, Douglas Co., OR—Wednesday, 30 March 2005

 

            Alvord, Jack F.—Age 86, of Winston, Oregon, passed away on Sunday, March 27, 2005.

            He was born on September 2, 1918, in Garibaldi, Oregon, the son of Emmory Raymond and Lydia Ruth (Crane) Alvord. He was raised in Oregon and Washington. Jack was united in marriage to Edith Taylor on December 10, 1938, in Toledo, Washington. They moved to Douglas County many years ago. Jack worked for Buswell Brothers in logging and construction, moving all over the states of Washington, Oregon and California. He later worked for the Helman Ranch in Lookingglass, Oregon.

            Jack enjoyed hunting and fishing, but mostly fishing. He also enjoyed working in his workshop. Jack loved his family and they were the most important thing in his life. He was well respected by all who knew him and would give the shirt off his back for a friend.

            He is survived by his children, Jack A. Alvord and his wife, Janice of Roseburg, Oregon; Ruby L. Fountain and her husband, William of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; Ruth Lisea and her husband, Apolinar of Winston; Gaile Curtis and her husband, Bruce of Sutherlin, Oregon; three brothers, Gerald Partch of Springfield, Oregon; Orville Partch of Venetia, Oregon; Glen Partch of Grants Pass, Oregon; and sister-in-law, Ruby Alvord of Toledo, Washington. Jack had fourteen grandchildren, thirty-four great-grandchildren and fifteen great great-grandchildren, with one more on the way, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Edith and two brothers, James Alvord and Vernon Partch.

            Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 1, 2005, at Taylor’s Family Chapel. Officiating will be Jack’s grandson, Pastor Jack Duitsman. Private interment will be at the Roseburg VA National Cemetery.

 

Photo from Roseburg National Cemetery, Roseburg, Douglas Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Larry Aichele

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jack F. Alvord (SS# issued in OR), last residence Winston, Douglas Co., OR.

            See the obituary of his wife, Edith E. Taylor Alvord, in this compilation.

            On Emery Raymond Alvord’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 45, a farmer living in Garibaldi, Tillamook Co., OR. He was born 7 April 1873 and names Lydia Alvord as his nearest relative.

            On the 1920 and 1930 censuses in Tillamook Co., OR, Emery was born in Scotland. In 1920 he reported immigrating in 1877 and naturalized in 1885.

            His ALVORD lineage: Jack F. 1918 OR, Emery Raymond 1873 Scotland.

 

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JAMES ALFORD

 

FREEMAN’S LANCE

Peru, Chautauqua Co., KS—24 April 1891

 

            Died—At Walloa [sic: Wallowa, Wallowa Co.], Oregon, Monday, March 30, 1891, James Alford, age 68 years. At Enterprise [Wallowa Co.], Oregon, Friday April 3, James Monroe Alford, age 32 years.

            James Alford was a native of Indiana, and had lived on his place near Wallowa for the past eight years. He was idolized by a large family of dutiful sons and daughters as ever blessed a home. He was loved and will be sadly missed by a host of loving friends, a sorrowing widow and children. He was the father of James Monroe Alford who died here this morning, and the fact of his son’s sickness was withheld from him, while the fact of his father’s death was equally unknown to the son. We have known the son for several years, and he was deservedly a great favorite with all who knew him. Honest, upright, sociable, kind-hearted Roe Alford has passed from the scenes of life and all who knew him here, will ever remember that the world is better for his having lived in it. To the bereaved and widowed mother and orphaned children the Signal, on behalf of all who knew them, extends a feeling of sympathy.—Border Signal, Enterprise, Oregon

            James Alford, mentioned in the above sketch was a brother, and James Monroe Alford a nephew, of Mrs. Hannah Stafford, of this place [Peru, KS].

 

AAFA NOTES: Apparently the Kansas newspaper printed an article from the Oregon newspaper, The Border Signal, announcing these deaths.

            See the obituaries of his children James Monroe Alford (combined with his father’s obituary above) and Melissa Alford Beidler in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Walter Scott Alford in Idaho Obituaries.

            Indiana Marriage Collection (Ancestry.com) lists the marriage of James Alford Jr. and Harriet J. Goldsmith on 4 Aug 1853 in Daviess Co., IN.

            In 1860 James and Harriet Alford, and children Walter, Oliver, and James are in Reeve, Daviess Co., IN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: James 1824 IN1, James 1791 VA2, John 1768 VA3, Thomas 1736 VA4, John 1696 ?? 5.

 

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JAMES CLARENCE ALFORD

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Tuesday, 13 August 1974

 

            Clarence Alford died August 13, 1974 in Salem, Oregon. Arrangements pending Buell Chapel.

 

 

Photos from Marcola Cemetery, Marcola, Lane Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Pamela

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clarence Alford (SS# issued in OR) was born 18 Nov 1885 and died _____ Aug 1974, last residence Salem, Marion Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Neva Alice Downing Alford; daughter Mary Ann Alford Dannen; parents, Thomas E. Alford and Frances M. Singletary Alford; and siblings Etta Florence Alford Chandler, Clayton Benjamin Alford, and Edna Laverne Alford Hoselton in this compilation. We included the obituary of his daughter Audrey Lavell Alford Dunn Manning Young in Utah Obituaries.

            He signed his name James Clarence Alford on his WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com).

            He married his first wife, Lehla Loretta Dimmick, on 13 Nov 1907 in Eugene, Lane Co., OR. They were divorced. Her second husband was Odis A. Higginbotham.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: James Clarence 1885 OR1, Thomas E. 1853 OR2, Russell 1824 TN3, Thomas 1802 VA4, William 1775 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ?? 7.

 

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JAMES MONROE ALFORD

 

FREEMAN’S LANCE

Peru, Chautauqua Co., KS—24 April 1891

 

            Died—At Walloa [sic: Wallowa, Wallowa Co.], Oregon, Monday, March 30, 1891, James Alford, age 68 years. At Enterprise [Wallowa Co.], Oregon, Friday April 3, James Monroe Alford, age 32 years.

            James Alford was a native of Indiana, and had lived on his place near Wallowa for the past eight years. He was idolized by a large family of dutiful sons and daughters as ever blessed a home. He was loved and will be sadly missed by a host of loving friends, a sorrowing widow and children. He was the father of James Monroe Alford who died here this morning, and the fact of his son’s sickness was withheld from him, while the fact of his father’s death was equally unknown to the son. We have known the son for several years, and he was deservedly a great favorite with all who knew him. Honest, upright, sociable, kind-hearted Roe Alford has passed from the scenes of life and all who knew him here, will ever remember that the world is better for his having lived in it. To the bereaved and widowed mother and orphaned children the Signal, on behalf of all who knew them, extends a feeling of sympathy.—Border Signal, Enterprise, Oregon

            James Alford, mentioned in the above sketch was a brother, and James Monroe Alford a nephew, of Mrs. Hannah Stafford, of this place [Peru, KS].

 

AAFA NOTES: Apparently the Kansas newspaper printed an article from the Oregon newspaper, The Border Signal, announcing these deaths.

            See the obituaries of his father, James Alford (combined with his obituary); and sister Melissa Alford Beidler in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Walter Scott Alford in Idaho Obituaries.

            Indiana Marriage Collection (Ancestry.com) lists the marriage of James Alford Jr. and Harriet J. Goldsmith on 4 Aug 1853 in Daviess Co., IN.

            In 1860 James and Harriet Alford, and children Walter, Oliver, and James are in Reeve, Daviess Co., IN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: James Monroe 1862 IN1, James 1824 IN2, James 1791 VA3, John 1768 VA4, Thomas 1736 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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JAMES WILLIAM ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—30 January 1917

 

ENTERPRISE FARMER DIES

 

ENTERPRISE, Or., Jan. 29—William J. Alford, a retired farmer and prominent resident of this county, died in this city January 27 at the age of 36 years. Mr. Alford was born in Cove [Union Co.], Or., coming to Wallowa County with his parents at an early age.

            He is survived by a widow and three children.

 

 

Photos from Enterprise Cemetery, Enterprise, Wallowa Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gravely Diggins

 

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of his daughter Wilma Irene Alford Otto in Washington Obituaries.

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

            His lineage: James William 1881 OR1, James A. 1854 MO2, John 1822 VA3, James 1793 VA4, Joseph 1767 Ireland/VA5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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JANE RICKERTSON ALFORD HARTLEY

 

GRESHAM OUTLOOK

Gresham, Multnomah Co., OR—Tuesday, 18 January 1916

First article was published in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2003

 

            Mrs. Jane R. Hartley died at her home in Gresham on Monday morning at 4 o’clock, after an illness lasting several months. Her age was 74 years, 3 months and 27 days.

            Mrs. Hartley was born in Yorkville, Illinois, September 20, 1841. Her maiden name was Jane R. Alford. She married to W.T. Hartley 56 years ago in Morris, Illinois, from where they went to Kansas, later coming to Oregon, settling in this state in 1880. They have been residents of Gresham for several years, having come here from eastern Oregon.

            Besides her husband she left eight living children, as follows: Mrs. S.S. Thompson, Gresham; Mrs. R.A. Stockdale and Mrs. Ben Pilcher, Walla Walla; Grace Wilson, Dayton, Washington; Nettie Mattison, Shabona, Illinois; Alfred and Roy Hartley, Wallowa, Oregon; C.B. Hartley, Elgin Oregon. One, Cora, died in infancy.

            The funeral will be held tomorrow at 11 o’clock from the Gresham M.E. church.... Burial will be made in Mt. Scott cemetery.

 

In another article:

 

GRESHAM OUTLOOK

Gresham, Multnomah Co., OR—Friday, 21 January 1916

 

            The funeral of Mrs. Jane R. Hartley, whose death was announced on Tuesday in THE OUTLOOK, took place on Wednesday from the Gresham, M.E. church. Dr. Alfred Thompson officiated. The pall bearers were George Sleret, Peter Michel, Ezra Thomas, E. Schwedler, Audley Davis and D.M. Roberts.... Interment was made in Mount Scott Park cemetery, the funeral cortege taken there by special car over the O.W.P.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her aunt Mary Ruth Alford Bisconer Thompson in this compilation.

            From Tony Kirk, AAFA #1005: Jane was a sister of Martin Luther Alford, Tony’s great-great-grandfather. She was a daughter of Clark Baker Alford and Katharine Ricketson. Mrs. S.S. Thompson was Ella Day Hartley, from the marriage records in Kendall County Illinois. Samuel S. Thompson was a son of Mary Ruth Alford Bisconer Thompson and William Thompson—see the extract below from a county history.

            From an email requesting a copy of this obituary from Daniel Carpenter, Portland, OR, 16 June 2008:

 

            Mary Ruth (Alford) Bisconer-Thompson was my fourth great grandmother, her niece Jane Alford was married to William T. Hartley. Their daughter Ella Day Hartley married her first cousin Samuel S. Thompson, the son of Mary R. & William Thompson. I descend through Mary R. and her first husband Peter Bisconer’s only child John Wesley Bisconer.

            Jane & William Hartley are both buried here in Lincoln Memorial Park at Portland, Oregon. Also Samuel & Ella Day Thompson, as well as Irissa (Bisconer) and husband Joseph Cone (Mary R. Alford’s granddaughter). John Wesley Bisconer and his second wife Harriett (Foote) Alford-Bisconer are buried at Yamhill-Carlton Cemetery at Dundee, Yamhill County, Oregon (no headstones). Harriett was the wife of John Wesley Bisconer’s first cousin Henry Constantine Alford. Irissa and Joseph Cone’s son Ernest Cone was buried in Lone Fir Cemetery here in Portland, Oregon.

 

            In “Ashley Owen Alford of VT and NY, 1770–1847,” AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998, Jane’s middle name is spelled Rickertson.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Jane Rickertson 1841 IL1, Clark Baker 1803 VT2, Ashley Owen 1770 VT3, Benedict 1716 CT4, Benedict 1688 CT5, Jeremiah 1655 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1598 England8.

 

From: ILLUSTRATED HISTORY OF UNION AND WALLOWA COUNTIES (1902), pp. 439–440

 

SAMUEL S. THOMPSON

 

            Among the agriculturists of Union county who are noted for their progressiveness and enterprise there must not be failure to mention the esteemed gentleman whose name is at the head of this article....

            Samuel S. was born in Clinton county, New York, on November 11, 1857, to William and Mary (Alford) Thompson, natives, respectively, of Ireland and Virginia [sic—should be Vermont], but farmers in New York at the time of this happy event. The parents remained in New York and Illinois until the time of the death of the father, which occurred in the former state in 1882. The mother is now living with our subject, in his comfortable home, three miles east from Elgin, and enjoys the best of health and is active. At nineteen years of age our subject set out on the sea of life for himself and farmed for four years in Illinois, then in 1883, came west to Oregon, settling near Pine Grove on a pre-emption, where he raised stock and did general farming for four years, when he sold that place and bought near where he now lives, owning in this locality four hundred and forty acres of fine farm land, well improved and provided with a comfortable dwelling and all the needed buildings for proper handling of the land. Mr. Thompson devotes considerable attention to raising stock and in his labors in this county he has gained a success that is gratifying and brilliant.

            In Kendall county, Illinois, Mr. Thompson married Miss Ella, daughter of William and Jane (Alford) Hartley, natives, respectively of Ohio and Illinois, and farmers of Illinois. To our subject and his estimable wife there have been born eight children. William Jay, deceased: Stella: Bertha, deceased: Clark, deceased: Earl, Ava, Kirk and Blanche. Those deceased are buried in the cemetery near the farm known as the Highland. Mr. Thompson affiliates with the K. of P. Orion Lodge, No. 73....

 

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JANET JOY ALFORD

 

ARGUS OBSERVER

Ontario, Malheur Co., OR—Saturday, 14 June 2014

 

            Janet “Joy”Alford, 76, of Council, died June 11, 2014, in Council. Arrangements under the direction of Thomason Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.lienkaemper-thomason.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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JAY EDGAR ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—18 August 1978

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—18 August 1978

 

            Alford—Jay E., late of Oregon City; beloved husband of Isabel; father of Jon, Molalla; Mark, Oregon City; Rex, Concrete, Wa.; brother of Hubert, Roseburg; Emily Anderson, Salem; Crystal Swearingen, New Mex.; 1 granddaughter.

            Services Friday, 1 pm, St Stephens Lutheran Church, Gladstone. Interment: Willamette National cemetery.

            Family suggests in lieu of flowers, friends contribute to Shriners Hospital for crippled children, in his memory.

            Cochran’s Sunset Chapel, Gladstone, Directors.

 

 

Photo from Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, AM Hentges Krieg

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jay Alford (SS# issued in OR) was born 25 Nov 1906, last residence Oregon City, Clackamas Co., OR.

            See the obituary of his wife, Isabel Victoria Horne Alford, in this compilation.

            His parents were Archibald Alford and Edith Maude Simmons. They are both buried in Applegate Pioneer Cemetery in Yoncalla, Douglas Co., OR.

 

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JEAN CLARE MORRIS DICKSON ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—30 November 1996

 

            A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Dec. 2, 1996, in Bateman Carroll Funeral Chapel for Jean Clare Alford, who died Nov. 28 at age 55.

            Mrs. Alford was born Oct. 27, 1941, in Portland. Her maiden name was Morris. She graduated from Cleveland High School in 1959.

            She worked for Blue Cross Insurance. She later became a secretary for the U.S. Army Recruiting Center and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. She retired in 1984.

            She was a member of the Catholic Church. In 1976, she married Lowell L.

            Surviving are her husband; sons, Don Dickson of Troutdale and James Dickson of Gresham; stepsons, Robert and Scott Alford, both of Vancouver, Wash.; stepdaughter, Nancy Liedtke of Aberdeen, Wash.; mother, Kathryn Morris of Portland; sister, June Gorsuch of Manzanita; and seven grandchildren.

            Interment will be in Gethsemani Cemetery.

 

Photo from Gethsemani Catholic Cemetery, Harmony, Clackamas Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cynthia Moore Pomeroy

 

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

            We included the obituary of her second husband, Lowell Leroy Alford, in Washington Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Lowell Leroy 1925 OR1, Lowell Constantine 1898 WA2, Julian George 1863 IA3, Henry Constantine 1828 NY4, Clark Baker 1803 VT5, Ashley Owen 1770 VT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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JEANNETTE L. STINSON SCHIEFER ALFORD

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Sunday, 25 February 2007

 

SPRINGFIELD—Jeannette L. Alford of Springfield died Feb. 20 of age-related causes at age 81. No service is planned.

            Alford was born Feb. 10, 1926, in Kansas City, Mo., to Clarence and Clara Jackson Stinson. She married Kenneth Schiefer in 1945 in Los Angeles; he died in 1966. She married Thomas Alford in 1977 in Las Vegas; he died in 1981.

            She worked in the aerospace industry as an electrical engineer for Douglas Aircraft and Hughes Aircraft.

            Survivors include a son, David Schiefer of Los Angeles; a sister, Eva Alexander of Springfield; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. A son, George Schiefer, died in 1993.

            Arrangements by Andreason’s Cremation & Burial Service in Springfield.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jeanette L. Alford (SS# issued in IL), last residence Springfield, Lane Co., OR.

 

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JENNIE E. PIGGOTT ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—11 February 1917

 

 

DUNDEE, Or., Feb. 10—Mrs. Jennie Alford, wife of J.G. Alford, former Methodist minister at this place, died at the family residence January 31. Mrs. Alford was an ardent church worker and was also identified with the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union, having been awarded both silver and gold medals in oratorical contests of the union. The post office and all the business houses were closed during the funeral services.

            The funeral services were directed by Joseph D. Hollingsworth, undertaker, of Newberg, and the sermon preached by Rev. J. Stanford Moore, resident minister.

 

 

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Photos from Friends Cemetery, Newberg, Yamhill Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bill Myers

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Julian George Alford; and her sons Cecil Henry Alford and Earl Eugene Alford in this compilation.

 

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JENNIE VIOLA ALFORD JOHNSON

 

OREGON STATESMAN

Salem, Marion Co., OR—23 December 1914

 

            In Portland, Sunday, Dec. 20, 1914, Mrs. Jennie Johnson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank B. Alford, of 2425 North Front street, this city.

            The body will arrive in this city on the Oregon Electric at 12:55 today and will be taken directly to the Jason Lee cemetery where interment will take place. Rev. Mr. Summers will conduct the service at the grave.

            The deceased was a young woman and leaves a husband. She lived at Fruitland before going to Portland.

 

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THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—22 December 1914

 

            In this city, December 20, Jennie Viola Johnson, beloved wife of I.B. Johnson, of 450 East Eighty-sixth street North, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin B. Alford, of Salem, Or., sister of Mrs. W.E. Rhode and Wilma Alford.

            Funeral services at W.H. Hamilton’s funeral chapel, East Eightieth and Gilsan streets, December 22, at 2:30 P.M. Interment at Lee Mission Cemetery, Salem, arriving there on the 12:55 Oregon Electric, December 23.

 

Photo from Lee Mission Cemetery, Salem, Marion Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Patricia Carson

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Franklin B. Alford and Missouri Evelyn Orpurd Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Jennie Viola 1890 KS1, Franklin B. 1862 IL2, Buell Goodsell 1835 IL3, Clark Baker 1803 VT4, Ashley Owen 1770 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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JESSE CORNELIUS ALFORD

 

DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL

Salem, Marion Co., OR—Friday, 28 August 1896

 

            J.C. Alford, aged about 49 years, died at Coburg, August 27, 1896, of dropsy.

            Deceased leaves a wife and two daughters. One of the daughters still resides at home and the other is Mrs. Charles Goodale, of Coburg. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow and the remains will be interred in the Coburg I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rev. Matthews officiating.

 

Photo from Coburg IOOF Cemetery, Coburg, Lane Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tami Keller

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his daughter, Lena L. Alford Goodale; parents, Martha Jane Rogers Alford and Russell Alford; and siblings Albert Austin Alford, Emma Charlotta Alford Clover, John Felberd Alford, Lucinda Caroline Alford Singletary, Melinda Frances Alford Hawke, and Nora Alice Alford Ingram in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Jesse Cornelius 1850 MO1, Russell 1824 TN2, Thomas 1802 VA3, William 1775 VA4, Thomas 1736 VA5, John 1696 ?? 6.

 

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JOANNE LOY ALFORD

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Wednesday, 20 January 2010

 

            Joanne Loy Alford of Eugene died Jan. 14 of age-related causes at age 78. No service is planned.

            She was born Feb. 21, 1931, in Eugene to Emery and Grace Vaughn Alford. She graduated from Eugene High School in 1950. She was disabled.

            Survivors include numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.

            Arrangements by Buell Funeral Chapel in Springfield. Remembrances to Greenhill Humane Society.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Joanne L. Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Creswell, Lane Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Emery Ray Alford, where she is listed as Joanne Lou Alford, and Grace Irene Alford; and her siblings Helen Louise Alford and Ronald Gene Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Joanne Loy 1931 OR1, Emery Ray 1895 OR2, John Felberd 1865 OR3, Russell 1824 TN4, Thomas 1802 VA5, William 1775 VA6, Thomas 1736 VA7, John 1696 ?? 8.

 

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JOHN DALE “TURTLE” HALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—24 September 1992

 

            John Dale ‘‘Turtle’’ Halford, a former Portland resident who was credited with helping to bring about peaceful coexistence among members of several motorcycle clubs in the Pacific Northwest, died of congestive heart failure Sept. 15 in his Dallas, Ore., home.

            A gathering was held Friday in Dallas, and a wake was held in Portland. Mr. Halford was 39.

            He was born Aug. 14, 1953, in Bolger, Texas. He had lived in Dallas, from 1961 until he enlisted in the U.S. Army about 1970. After military service in Germany, he became a member of the Gypsy Jokers upon his return home.

            Following his discharge, he had lived in Salem and Seattle before moving to Portland. Mr. Halford was a welder. After being diagnosed with heart problems in 1987, he facilitated a truce among local bikers that culminated in the annual Shriner’s Toy Run in 1988. He moved to Dallas several months ago.

            Survivors include his son, Nick of Maple Valley, Wash.; and his fiancee, Jerri Keith of Portland.

            Burial was in Dallas Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of John D. Halford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Dallas, Polk Co., OR.

 

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JOHN FELBERD ALFORD

Grandfather of Enola Marie Alford Burke, AAFA #0023

 

Source unknown, but probably:

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—_____ September 1948

 

 

OLDEST CITY EMPLOYE STUCK TO HARD WORK FOR 34 YEARS

 

            Death closed the career of Eugene’s oldest city employe last Friday [September 10], but 83-year-old John F. Alford was actively on the job until the day before.

            Ordinarily, he would have been retired on Jan. 1, 1948, when provisions of the state public employes’ retirement act went into force.

            But Alford, who had worked in the city maintenance department for 34 years, was not willing to quit. Furthermore, he knew virtually everything about Eugene’s streets, sewers and other public facilities.

            In excellent health, his actual age surprised virtually everyone in city hall when it came to light during preparations for the retirement act.

            He applied for a year’s reinstatement after his legal retirement and won his point. Maintenance Superintendent “Slim” Mullins says Alford’s work after Jan. 1 further proved his ability to stay at work….

            Alford was a native Oregonian, born of pioneer parents at Harrisburg in 1865. He married Lillie Belle Perkins, who survives, at Lancaster, March 16, 1892. Also surviving are six children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

            His funeral service will be Tuesday at Poole-Larsen Mortuary at 10 a.m. He will be buried in Alford cemetery which was named for his family at Harrisburg.

 

Photo from Alford Cemetery, Harrisburg, Linn Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Vivienne Edwards

 

AAFA NOTES: AAFA records list his birth as 19 June 1865 in Linn Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Lillie Bell Perkins Alford; children William Everett Alford, Douglas Lee Alford, Bessie Beatrice Alford Hatfield Matson, Clell Lavern Alford, and Emery Ray Alford; parents, Martha Jane Rogers Alford and Russell Alford; and siblings Albert Austin Alford, Emma Charlotta Alford Clover, Jesse Cornelius Alford, Lucinda Caroline Alford Singletary, Melinda Frances Alford Hawke, and Nora Alice Alford Ingram in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: John Felberd 1865 OR1, Russell 1824 TN2, Thomas 1802 VA3, William 1775 VA4, Thomas 1736 VA5, John 1696 ?? 6.

 

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JORDAN JEROME RYAN ALFORD

 

DEMOCRAT HERALD

Albany, Linn Co., OR—3 January 2004

 

BROWNSVILLE [Linn Co.]—Jordan Jerome Ryan Alford of Brownsville died on December 27 in Portland. He was 6 months and 24 days old.

            He was born in Beaverton to Justin Alford and Jessica Berst and lived in Brownsville.

            He is survived by his mother, Jessica Berst of Brownsville; his father, Justin Alford of Portland; grandmothers, Tonya Moore of Portland and Pamela Narber of Brownsville; grandfather, Tracey Moore of Portland; great-grandparents, Jean and Herb Busse of Brownsville and Don and Cindy Devereaux of Elmira; and great-great-grandparents Carl and Jessica Flanig of Portland.

            Services were held on Tuesday at Fisher Funeral Home in Albany. Burial was in Brownsville Pioneer Cemetery.

 

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DEMOCRAT HERALD

Albany, Linn Co., OR—6 January 2004

 

June 3, 2003 - Dec. 27, 2003

 

            Jordan Jerome Ryan Alford of Brownsville died Dec. 27 in Portland. He was 6 months and 24 days old.

            He was born in Beaverton to Justin Alford and Jessica Berst, and lived in Brownsville.

            He is survived by mother Jessica Berst of Brownsville; father Justin Alford of Portland; grandmothers Tonya Moore of Portland and Pamela Narber of Brownsville; grandfather Tracey Moore of Portland; great-grandparents Jean and Herb Busse of Brownsville, and Don and Cindy Devereaux of Elmira; and great-great-grandparents Carl and Jessica Flanig of Portland.

            Visitation will be from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at Fisher Funeral Home. A service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Private burial will be in Brownsville Pioneer Cemetery. Pastor James Erickson will officiate.

            Memorial contributions can be made to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital, in care of Fisher Funeral Home, P.O. Box 156, Albany, OR 97321.

 

Photo from Brownsville Pioneer Cemetery, Brownsville, Linn Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bob Wilson

 

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JOSEPH WALTER ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—4 May 1931

 

            Alford—In this city, May 2, Joseph W. Alford, husband of Estelle Alford, father of Clifford A. and Betty Estelle Alford.

            Friends are invited to attend the funeral service Tuesday, May 5, at 2:30 P.M. at the Chapel of Edward Holman & Son, Hawthorne ave. at E. 27th. Interment Rose City cemetery.

 

Photo from Rose City Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bonnie

 

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

            On Joseph Walter Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration, he is age 29, born 13 Oct 1888 in Watsonville, CA. He is a baggage porter at the Hotel Benson in Portland, and he has a wife and 2 children, ages 5 and 9.

 

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JOSHUA NATHANIEL ALVORD

 

DEMOCRAT HERALD

Albany, Linn Co., OR—26 May 2010

 

            Joshua Alvord, 29, of Albany died Tuesday [May 24]. Fisher Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joshua Nathaniel Alvord (SS# issued in OR) was born 5 Jan 1981, last residence Albany, Linn Co., OR.

 

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JOYCE ELLENE ALFORD ESPINOZA MULEBACK

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—Tuesday, 6 February 2001

 

            A funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2001, in Columbia Funeral Home in St. Helens [Cowlitz Co., WA] for Joyce E. Muleback, who died Feb. 4 of a stroke at age 73. Mrs. Muleback was born Nov. 19, 1927, in Visalia, Calif. Her maiden name was Alford. She moved to Portland in 1962, and was a nurse’s aide for a nursing home. She moved to St. Helens after retiring in 1984. In 1946, she married Louis Espinoza; they later divorced. She married John Muleback in 1981; he died in 1984.

            Survivors include her daughter, Candace Peck; sons, Spike Espinoza, Mike Espinoza, Dennis Espinoza, Monte Espinoza and Kevin Espinoza; sister, Wanda Phillips; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

            Interment will be in Gethsemani Catholic Cemetery. The family suggests remembrances to the American Cancer Society.

 

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Photo from Gethsamani Catholic Cemetery, Harmony, Clackamas Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Clair Zentner

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Joyce E. Muleback (SS# issued in CA), last residence Saint Helens, Columbia Co., OR.

            We included the obituaries of her siblings Wanda Lee Alford Phillips, Richard Earl Alford, and Joanne Louella Alford in California Obituaries.

            California Birth Index, 1905–1995 (Ancestry.com), lists Joyce Ellene Alford, born 19 Nov 1927 in Tulare Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Neal.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of William Alford and Margaret Kelsey.

            Her lineage: Joyce Ellene 1927 CA1, Kenneth Earl 1906 CA2, William 1863 CA3, Russell 1826 VA4, William 1800 VA5.

 

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JUDY RAE JOHNSON HALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—28 April 2011

 

            Halford, Judy Rae (Johnson), 70

            Jan. 25, 1941 - April 24, 2011

            Survived by her daughters, Tami Halford-Neumann, Chris Halford and Carmen Rooney; and sons, Mike, Tony and Lee Halford.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lee Halford.

            Funeral Mass at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30, 2011, at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, Oregon City. Arrangements Hillside Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Judy Rae Halford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Lake Oswego, Clackamas Co., OR.

            See the obituary of her husband, Robert Lee Halford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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JULIA FERN ALFORD

 

LEBANON EXPRESS

Lebanon, Linn Co., OR—Wednesday, 9 October 2013

 

            Julia Fern Alford, 78, of Foster [Linn Co.], died on Sept. 27, 2013. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. on Oct. 11, 2013, at the Nazarene Church in Sweet Home.

            Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            Her obituary at the funeral chapel lists her birth date as 19 June 1935.

 

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JULIAN GEORGE ALFORD

 

[He died in CA, but we are also including his obituary here because of his close ties to OR.]

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Sunday, 6 July 1924

 

            In this city, July 3, 1924, Julian Alford, husband of Mary R. Alford, father of F.C. Alford, C.H. Alford and Mrs. Ray Snyder, all of San Diego, and father of E.E. Alford of Portland, Ore., brother of E.C. Alford of Portland, Ore., brother of Mrs. E. Pearson of Newburg, Ore.; aged 60 years 11 months 5 days.

            Funeral services will be held at Taylor M.E. curch, corner of Normal and Palk streets, this (Sunday) morning at 10:30 o’clock, July 6, Rev. F.W. Barron officiating. Final service and burial will be made inNewburg, Ord. Arrangements win charge of Randall Undertaking Co., Sixth and Cedar streets.

 

Photo from Friends Cemetery, Newberg, Yamhill Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bill Myers

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his first wife, Jennie E. Piggott Alford; and his sons Cecil Henry Alford and Earl Eugene Alford in this compilation.

            The year of his death on his gravestone is incorrect.

            From RootsWeb Marriage Records: Julian G. Alford, age 58, married Mary B. Cowder in Dec 1921 in San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Julian George 1863 IA1, Henry Constantine 1828 NY2, Clark Baker 1803 VT3, Ashley Owen 1770 VT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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JULIE HALFORD BROWN DUNKELBERGER

 

THE MISSOULIAN

Missoula, MT—Tuesday, 14 December 1999

 

NEWBERG, OR—Julie Halford Dunkelberger was born the daughter of Francis J. and Marjorie (Atherton) Halford on Wednesday, May 17, 1933, in Honolulu.

            She grew up and went to school in Honolulu and attended Mills College from 1951 to 1953. Julie came to the mainland in the 1960s and on June 14, 1983, she married Gary Dunkelberger in Denver. On June 20, 1983, Gary preceded her in death.

            Julie enjoyed raising and showing horses and she won several national championships. She also loved doing crafts and carpentry. She was an active grandmother, an entrepreneur of Life, always full of life and a free spirit until the end.

            On Saturday, Dec. 11, 1999, Julie Halford Dunkelberger was taken home to be with her Savior, surrounded by her family, when she was 66 years, six months and 24 days of age.

            Surviving and left to honor her life are her children, Arthur M. Brown IV of Catheys Valley, Calif.; John Russell Brown of Newberg, Ore.; and Sherry Ann Hess of Missoula; one brother, Dr. Peter Halford of Honolulu; one sister Joan Rohlfing of Honolulu; four grandchildren, David, Daniel, Anna and Dustyn Hess of Missoula; and those who have come to know and appreciate her where she has lived and worked. One brother, Frank Halford, preceded her in death.

            Her memorial service will be Thursday, Dec. 16, at 12:30 p.m. in the Chehalem Armory Center, Newberg. The committal will be private. Arrangements are in the care of Attrell’s Newberg Funeral Chapel, a Golden Rule funeral home....

 

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THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—Thursday, 16 December 1999

 

            A memorial service will be at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, 1999, in Chehalem Armory Center in Newberg for Julie Halford Dunkelberger, who died Dec. 11 at age 66. Mrs. Dunkelberger was born May 17, 1933, in Honolulu. Her maiden name was Halford. She attended Mills College and lived in Callahan, Calif., Cottonwood, Calif., and Loveland, Colo., before moving in 1984 to Newberg, where she was a member of Second Street Community Church. She was a homemaker and raised and showed championship Arabian horses. In 1983, she married her companion, Gary Dunkelberger; he died five days later.

            Survivors include her sons, Arthur M. Brown IV of Catheys Valley, Calif., and John R. Brown of Newberg; daughter, Sherry A. Hess of Missoula, Mont.; brother, Dr. Peter Halford, and sister, Joan Rohlfing, both of Honolulu; and four grandchildren. Disposition was by cremation.... Arrangements are by Attrell’s Newberg Funeral Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Julie H. Dunkelberger (SS# issued in HI), last residence Newberg, Yamhill Co., OR.

 

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KARON ALFORD HERRING

 

DAILY NEWS

Bogalusa, Washington Parish, LA—Friday, 18 April 2008

 

COOS BAY, Ore.—Karon Alford Herring, age 61, of North Bend, Ore., died Tuesday, April 15 in North Bend. She was born June 3, 1946, in Columbia, Miss., raised and educated in Angie and moved to North Bend two years ago from Bogalusa. She was a volunteer at RSVP and was active in the Bay Area Senior Singles Club.

            She is survived by two daughters, Kim (Steve) Wheat of Crossroads, Miss. and Tonya (Stephen) Schoonmaker of Astoria, Ore.; eight grandchildren, Lakota Hill, Jay Wheat, Brent Richardson and Martin Wheat, all of Poplarville, Stephanie Schoonmaker of Astoria, Ore., Amie Wheat of Baton Rouge, Courtney Schoonmaker and Phillip Schoonmaker, both of Salem, Ore.; a brother, Julian Sauls of Weslaco, Texas; three sisters, Deborah Brouillette and Darlene Dodson of Baton Rouge and Ina Bodi of Angie; five great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Bruce L. Alford Sr. and Rosa Belle (Mohon) Alford; brothers, Bruce L. Alford Jr. and Gary M. Alford; and her ex-husband, Harold Herring.

            Memorial services are planned at a later date. Interment will be in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery at Angie.

            Arrangements are by Nelson’s Bay Area Mortuary in Coos Bay, Ore.

 

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THE WORLD

Coos Bay, Coos Co., OR—Saturday, 19 April 2008

 

            A viewing and memorial service will be held for Karon A. Herring, 61, of North Bend, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 20, at Nelson’s Bay Area Mortuary, 405 Elrod Ave., Coos Bay. Inurnment will be at the Pleasant Valley Cemetery in Angie, La.

            Karon was born June 3, 1946, in Columbia, Miss. She died April 15, 2008, in North Bend, after battling cancer.

            She was raised and educated in Angie. She loved to dance, play games and read stories with her grandchildren. She moved to North Bend in 2005, from New Mexico, after living more than 30 years in Bogalusa, La. While living in North Bend, she was a volunteer with RSVP and active in the Bay Area Senior Singles Club.

            Karon is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Kim and Steven Wheat of Cross Roads, Miss.; daughter, Tonya Schoonmaker and husband, Stephen and their daughter, Stephanie, all formerly of Coos Bay, of Astoria; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three sisters; and one brother.

            Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson’s Bay Area Mortuary, 267-4216.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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KATHLEEN VIOLET MULLIKEN ALFORD

Aunt of Maureen Alford, AAFA #1196

 

THE OBSERVER

La Grande, Union Co., OR—6 June 2005

 

            Kathleen Violet Alford, 82, of La Grande, died June 3 at a local care center. A memorial Mass will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11 at Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church.... A private burial will be at Hillcrest Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was born Sept. 6, 1922, to John and Hazel Waldo Mullikin in Roseburg. She married Robert Alford in 1939 in Weiser, Idaho. They lived in Huntington until the 1940s when they moved to La Grande. She worked as a nurse for St. Joseph Hospital and Grande Ronde Hospital. After the death of her daughter in 1973 she raised her daughter’s children, Susan Ruth and Robert Ingram, as her own.

            She was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Catholic Church, the Lady Firemen of the Union Pacific Railroad, the VFW Auxiliary, the Order of Eastern Star and an investment club. She was an artist and musician and played both the violin and the piano. She enjoyed crocheting and being with her family and friends.

            Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, John and Shirley Alford of Pendleton; seven grandchildren including Susan Ruth of Pendleton and Robert Ingram of La Grande; nine great-grandchildren; and other relatives. Her husband, her daughter, Sherry Ingram, and a great-granddaughter all died earlier.

            Memorials may be made to the Rose Quarter Cancer Center in care of Daniels Chapel of the Valley, 1502 Seventh St.

 

 

Photos from Hillcrest Cemetery, La Grande, Union Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Arthur A. Moore III

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            Robert L. Alford’s parents were Joseph Melvin Alford, b. 17 Aug 1897 in Glenn’s Ferry, Elmore Co., ID, and Edna Harlene Rogers, b. _____ Sept 1899 in Cambridge, Washington Co., ID.

            Her husband’s lineage: Robert L. 1918 ID1, Joseph Melvin 1897 ID2, Albert Cleveland 1869 WI3, Joseph D. 1834 PA4, James M. 1807 PA5.

 

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LAURA ALICE ALFORD WILLITS

 

HERALD AND NEWS

Klamath Falls, Klamath Co., OR—8 May 1950

 

            Death came to a prominent Klamath Falls matron this morning with the passing of Mrs. Levi F. (Laura) Willits, 91 years of age and since 1891 a resident of Klamath county.

            Mrs. Willits had been ill for quite some time and confined to her home at 505 Klamath avenue. At 8 o’clock this morning she was moved by Kaler’s ambulance to Klamath Valley hospital where she died at 9:20 a.m.

            She leaves a host of friends among the old time residents of this city. Mrs. Willits was active in the Order of the Eastern Star of which she was a charter member of Aloha chapter; was an officer in the Oregon grand lodge, member of Daughters of the Nile, active in the Presbyterian Church, and recently was given a 50 year OES pin.

            Mrs. Willits was born Laura Alice Alford near Harrisburg, Oregon in the Willamette Valley on February 13, 1859, the day before Oregon became a state. She was the daughter of Oregon pioneers, Albert and Catharine Alford who crossed the plains in 1850 as young people in the same wagon train.

            Miss Alford and Levi F. Willits were married October 9, 1878, in Talent at the home of the bride’s parents. Mr. Willits, who died November 7, 1919, had served for three years starting 1876, as principal of the Ashland public schools. In 1891, he and Mrs. Willits moved to the Klamath Agency at Yainax where he was appointed superintendent of the boarding school.

            They remained there four years, returned to Ashland for one year, and then returned to Klamath Falls in September 1896.

            He entered the general merchandising business where the Willits building, erected in 1910 on Main street between 4th and 5th, now stands. He sold his business in 1908. In 1898 Mr. Willits was elected Klamath County judge, serving four years. Later he became president of the First National bank until its consolidation, and then became a director. For several years he was on the city council and was active in Masonic circles.

            As a young woman, Mrs. Willits attended the old Ashland academy where she prepared for a teaching profession which she followed in the early 1880’s in Ashland and at Yainax.

            A niece, Mrs. Effie Rideout, has made her home with Mrs. Willits for a number of years. 

 

Photo from Linkville Pioneer Cemetery, Klamath Falls, Klamath Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jeanie Sawyer

Inscription:

1850        Levi F.     1919

1859        Laura A.   1950

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her mother, Catherine K. Brinker Alford; and her sister-in-law Virginia Tennessee “Jennie” Neil Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Laura Alice 1859 OR1, Albert 1833 MO2, Thomas 1802 VA3, William 1775 VA4, Thomas 1736 VA5, John 1696 ?? 6.

 

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LAURA LUGNE HALL ALFORD EAGLETON BAILEY

 

STATESMAN JOURNAL

Salem, Marion Co., OR—Saturday, 20 November 1999

 

Laura A. Bailey

July 14, 1935 – Nov. 16, 1999

 

KEIZER [Marion Co.]—Laura Bailey, 64, died Tuesday of heart failure.

            She was born in Yreka [Siskiyou Co.], Calif., and moved to the Salem area in the 1960s and to Keizer in 1976. She worked for the Department of Adult and Family Services from 1972 until retiring in 1997. She enjoyed gardening, remodeling, sewing and cooking.

            Survivors include her husband, Donald; daughters, Cheryl Alford of Ukiah, Calif., Karen Alemen of Indio, Calif., Debbie Alford of Portland and Cindy Gonzalez of Canby; sons, Lester Alford Jr. of Sacramento, Calif., and Lindley and Wade Eagleton, both of Keizer; 26 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren.

            Services will be 1 p.m. today at Keizer Funeral Chapel. Interment will be private.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Laura A. Bailey (SS# issued in CA), last residence Salem, Marion Co., OR.

            California Birth Index, 1905–1995 (Ancestry.com), lists Laura Lugne Hall, born 14 July 1935 in Siskiyou Co., mother’s maiden name Peet. Also listed are the births of Wade L. Eagleton, Lindley A. Eagleton, Cheryl Merilee Alford, Karen J. Alford, Debbie E. Alford, and Cindy J. Alford in Siskiyou Co., mother’s maiden name Hall.

 

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LAWRENCE C. ALFORD

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Monday, 14 February 1977

 

            Lawrence C. Alford, 77, of 1022 Cinnamon St., Eugene, died Feb.12. Cremation was held and the memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday in Pole-Larsen Chapel, Eugene.

 

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Source unknown

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—_____ February 1977

 

            Lawrence C. Alford of 1022 Cinnamon Street, Eugene passed away February 12, 1977 at the age of 77.

            He was born January 25, 1900 in Oak Lake, Manitoba, Canada and was married to Marjorie Swett in Burlingame, California on August 16, 1954. He had been a resident of this vicinity since 1964.

            Surviving besides his wife, are 5 children: David L. Alford of Belmont, California, Robert H. Alford of Bend, Oregon, James R. Alford of Palo Alto, California, Katherine J. Clawson of Eugene, Wanda S. Bergess of Mill Valley, California; 2 brothers: Robert Alford of Chilliwack, B.C., Canada, William Alford of Santa Barbara, California; a sister Anne Bennett of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada; 8 grandchildren.

            A memorial service will be held Tuesday, February 15, 1977 at 11 a.m. in Poole-Larsen Chapel. Cremation was held.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Feb 1977) dates of Lawrence Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Eugene, Lane Co., OR.

 

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LEILA MAE KROFT ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—Tuesday, 5 February 1957

 

            Funeral for Mrs. Leila Mae Alford, who died Sunday at Portland sanitarium, will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the McGinnis and Wilhelm chapel.

            Mrs. Alford, born in Iowa on September 8, 1898, had lived in Portland since 1941. She was a member of Nydia temple, Daughters of the Nile and Waverly chapter No. 134, Oregon Eastern Star.

            She is survived by her husband, Eugene E. Alford, her father, William A. Kroft of Los Angeles, and a daughter, Mrs. Fred Ehman of Portland, three sisters and four brothers.

            Entombment will be at Portland Memorial mausoleum.

 

Photo from Portland Memorial Mausoleum, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Carolyn Arntson

 

AAFA NOTES: Several family trees at Ancestry.com spell her last name Croft and identify her husband as Eugene Edwin Alford.

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

            OR Deaths lists Eugene Edw. Alford, born _____ June 1899 and died 10 Nov 1973 in Multnomah Co., wife Lucille.

 

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LELA GLEE ALFORD GEAR

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—Thursday, 11 November 1976

 

            Gear—L. Glee, of 16184 S.W. Lake Forest Blvd., Lake Oswego; mother of Mrs. Frances Gedrose and Mrs. Thelma Cunningham; sister of Dewey Alford; 3 grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren.

            Services in her memory will be 1 pm Saturday, at the Lake Grove United Presbyterian Church. Family suggests remembrances be to the Womens Association of the Church. Chapel by the Lake, Oswego, directors.

 

 

Photos from Lee Mission Cemetery, Salem, Marion Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Sozzi

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lela Gear (SS# issued in OR) was born 23 Feb 1892 and died _____ Nov 1976, last residence Lake Oswego, Clackamas Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Eugene Clair Alford Sr. and Ethel May Piggott Alford; and siblings Aggie Alford Larson, Eugene Clair Alford Jr., Max L. Alford, and Walden Taylor Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Lela Glee 1892 OR1, Eugene Clair 1866 IA2, Henry Constantine 1828 NY3, Clark Baker 1803 VT4, Ashley Owen 1770 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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LELA MABEL STAUB ALVORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—Saturday, 17 May 2003

 

            A graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, 2003, in Union Cemetery in Cedar Mill for Lela Mabel Alvord, who died May 11, 2003, at age 93.

            Lela Mabel Staub was born Nov. 2, 1909, in Portland. She was a homemaker who lived most of her life in the Portland area. In 1930, she married Frank A.; he died in 1997.

            Survivors include her daughter, Beverly J.; son, Stanley J.; sisters, Agnes Rutherford, Lucille Tervo, Rudy Heilinger and Eunice Kirchem; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Her son Duane S. died in 2000.

            Remembrances to Our House of Portland. Arrangements by Oregon Cremation.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lela M. Alvord (SS# issued in WA), last residence Portland, Washington Co. [Portland extends slightly into Washington Co. in the west], OR.

            See the obituary of her husband, Frank Alonzo Alvord, in this compilation, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            According to several online family trees, her parents were Alfred Ernest Staub and Mabel Vera Smith.

 

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LENA L. ALFORD GOODALE

 

OREGON STATESMAN

Salem, Marion Co., OR—14 March 1939

 

            Mrs. C.C. Goodale passed away in Portland Tuesday from a heart attack. Mrs. Goodale formerly lived in Salem where Mr. Goodale owned the Goodale Lumber company, which is now the Cobbs Mitchell company. Mr. Goodale passed away four years ago.

            Funeral services will be held from the Edward Holman & Son parlors in Portland at 1 p.m. Friday.

            Burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery in Salem, by the side of her husband. She is survived by a son, C. H. Goodale, and a daughter, June Goodale, both of Portland, and a niece, Mrs. Fred D. Wolf, of Salem.

 

Photo from Pioneer Cemetery, Salem, Marion Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Patricia Carson

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her father, Jesse Cornelius Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Jesse Cornelius 1850 MO1, Russell 1824 TN2, Thomas 1802 VA3, William 1775 VA4, Thomas 1736 VA5, John 1696 ?? 6.

 

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LILLIE BELL PERKINS ALFORD

Grandmother of Enola Marie Alford Burke, AAFA #0023

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Tuesday, 19 July 1955

 

            Lillie Bell Alford, of 457 Cheshire St., Eugene, passed away July 19, 1955, at the age of 80.

            She was born December 31, 1874 at Monroe, Oregon. Her husband John whom she married at Lancaster, Oregon, March 16, 1892, preceded her in death in 1948.

            She is survived by two daughters and four sons, Mrs. Bessie Hatfield, of Eugene, Mrs. Doris Tribble of Oakland, Calif., Clell, of Portland, Everett, Emery, and Ivan Alford, all of Eugene; thirteen grandchildren; twenty great-grandchildren; two sisters, Maude, of Portland, and Mrs. Iva Green, also of Portland; two brothers, Douglas Perkins, of Eugene, and Les Perkins, of Junction City. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by the Poole-Larsen Funeral Home.

 

Photo from Alford Cemetery, Harrisburg, Linn Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Vivienne Edwards

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, John Felberd Alford; and children William Everett Alford, Douglas Lee Alford, Bessie Beatrice Alford Hatfield Matson, Clell Lavern Alford, and Emery Ray Alford in this compilation.

 

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LOIS VIRGINIA STUART ALFORD

 

[Virginia died in OR, but we are also including her obituary in California Obituaries because of her close ties there.]

 

VENTURA COUNTY STAR

Ventura, Ventura Co., CA—Sunday, 8 October 2000

 

            Virginia Stuart Alford passed away Oct. 2 2000 in Portland Ore.

            Virginia was born June 22 1908 in Mullinville Kan. and graduated from Los Angeles High School. She lived in Los Angeles Boston Washington D.C. moved to Sunland Calif. in 1948 to Ventura in 1972 and to Portland earlier this year to be with her family. She had been very involved in Glendale PTA activities worked most recently in Ventura as a medical/radiology transcriptionist and served many years on the volunteer staff at Community Memorial Hospital.

            She was married to John Alford from 1938 until his death in 1972.

            She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Michael and Teresa of Portland; and four grandchildren.

            Services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday Oct. 13 2000 in the Old North Church at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills.

 

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Photo from Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA,—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Steve Smith

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Virginia S. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 22 June 1908, last residence Portland, Multnomah Co., OR.

            We included the obituary of her mother-in-law, Virginia Hodges Alford, in California Obituaries.

            She was the daughter of Charles Enos Stuart and Erma Garnet Avery and the wife of John Ward Alford.

 

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LUCILLE E. QUAM DONNELL ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—24 March 1997

 

            A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 29, 1997, in St. Andrews Presbyterian Church for Lucille E. Alford, who died March 15 at age 87.

            Mrs. Alford was born July 22, 1909, in Fort Atkinson, Wis. Her maiden name was Quam. Raised in the Portland area, she graduated from Franklin High School. Her first husband, Harvey Donnell, died in 1948. She married Eugene in 1961, who no longer is living. She was a member of Moreland Presbyterian Church. She taught piano.

            Surviving are her son, Gary Donnell of Staton, Calif.; daughter, Patricia Brown of New Westminster, British Columbia; brother, Clyde Quam of Eugene; five grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

            The family suggests remembrances to Oregon Health Sciences University Alzheimer’s disease research or Willamette View Foundation in Milwaukie. Arrangements are by Portland Memorial Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lucille E. Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Portland, Multnomah Co., OR.

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

 

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LUCINDA CAROLINE ALFORD SINGLETARY

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Monday, 23 January 1950

 

            Lucinda Caroline Singletary, 86, 194 Bertelsen Road, died Jan. 22.

            She was born Nov. 28, 2861 at Harrisburg, and married John M. Singletary at Harrisburg, Jun 1, 1885. They came to Eugene in 1900, and he died July 1, 1929. She was a member of the First Baptist church.

            Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Joseph M. Koke, Eugene, Mrs. Clinton Spriggs, Cottage Grove, and Mrs. Hans Bertelsen, Eugene; 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Emma Glover, Mrs. Nora Ingram and Mrs. Malinda Hawk, all of Springfield.

            Services will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Veatch Hollingsworth England Mortuary, with Dr. Vance Webster officiating. Interment will be in Alford Cemetery.

 

Photo from Alford Cemetery, Harrisburg, Linn Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bob Wilson

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her siblings Emma Charlotta Alford Clover, Jesse Cornelius Alford, John Felberd Alford, Lucinda Caroline Alford Singletary, Melinda Frances Alford Hawke, and Nora Alice Alford Ingram in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Lucinda Caroline 1861 OR1, Russell 1824 TN2, Thomas 1802 VA3, William 1775 VA4, Thomas 1736 VA5, John 1696 ?? 6.

 

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LURENA BRACE KING ALFORD

Great-Aunt of Tony Kirk, AAFA #1005

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—4 April 1978

 

            Lurena Brace King Alford, an Oregon resident since 1904, died Sunday in a Portland nursing home.

            Mrs. Alford, who lived at 8524 S.E. 16th Ave., was born May 12, 1886, in Westfield, Pa. From 1943 to 1852, she owned a nursing home.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Peake Memorial Chapel in Milwaukie, with private interment in Pioneer Cemetery in Milwaukie.

            Survivors include two sons, Ivan R. King of Portland and William Alford of Portland; a daughter, Iva R. [Iva Ruth Alford] Coffield of Estacada; a stepson, Everett V. Alford of Dayton, Wash.; three step-daughters, Iva M. [Eva May Alford] Stobie of Plains, Mont., Florence Repass of Coquille and Marjorie Downing of Puyallup, Wash.; 25 grandchildren; 69 great-grandchildren; and a number of great-great-grandchildren.

            The family suggests remembrances be contributions to a charity of one’s choice.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death [_____ Apr 1978] dates of Lurena Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Gladstone, Clackamas Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of her son William Robert Alford Sr.; and her mother-in-law Eva A. Matteson Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her stepson Everett Vernon Alford in Washington Obituaries.

            Lurena was the daughter of William and Etta Brace. Her first husband was Ward L. King, to whom she was married on 26 Dec 1901 in Tioga County, PA. Her second husband was Alva C. Alford, to whom she was married on 10 Dec 1910 in Vancouver, Clark County, Washington.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Alva Clark 1871 IL1, Martin Luther 1846 IL2, Clark Baker 1803 VT3, Ashley Owen 1770 VT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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MABEL ESSIE ALFORD MITCHELL

 

MAIL TRIBUNE

Medford, Jackson Co., OR—23 June 1999

 

            The memorial service for Mabel Essie Mitchell will be at 1 p.m. Friday in the Eagle Point National Cemetery. Her cousin, Mike Russell, of El Paso, Texas, will officiate. Mrs. Mitchell, 83, of Eagle Point, died Sunday (June 20, 1999) in Medford....

            She was born Mabel Essie Alford on July 7, 1915, in Ferry Pass, Fla. She moved to the Rogue Valley in 1941 from Texas. On Oct. 5, 1932, in Pensacola, Fla., she married John Henry Mitchell, who died in 1994. Mrs. Mitchell worked for Standard Oil in Medford during World War II. She also packed pears for many years at S.O.S. Fruit Company and worked as a cook at the Veterans Domiciliary for more than 20 years. She enjoyed fishing, hunting and gardening.

            Survivors include a daughter, Toni Greb, Eagle Point; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

            Arrangements: Conger-Morris Funeral Directors, Medford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mabel E. Mitchell (SS# issued in OR), last residence Eagle Point, Jackson Co., OR.

 

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MARGARET JENNIE POTTER ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—25 March 1975

 

            Alford—Margaret J., 10225 SE Martins; wife of Clebert; mother of Janice Baker, Myrel Wines Jr., Ruth Lazarides, Sidney Wines, Sperry Russell, Roberta Haskerni, Susan Stutts; sister of Francis Potter, Vivian Rasmussen, Mary Mering and Betty Wise. Services Wednesday, 10 am at Batman’s Chapel of the Dawn, NE Sandy at 112th. Interment Willamette National.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margaret Alford (SS# issued in OR) was born 5 July 1919 and died _____ March 1975, last residence Portland, Multnomah Co., OR.

            See the obituary of her husband, Clebert Carter Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone and provides her full name.

 

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MARIANN HELEN ALFORD EVERETT

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—Wednesday, 8 August 2002

 

            A Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 2002, in St. Cecilia Catholic Church in Beaverton for Mariann Helen Everett, who died Aug. 26 at age 82. Recitation of the rosary will precede the Mass at 11 a.m.

            Mariann Helen Alford was born Feb. 2, 1920, in Yakima. She moved to Beaverton in 1952, and was a long distance supervisor, working for General Telephone Co. for 28 years. In 1943, she married George R.; he died in 1999.

            Survivors include her sons, George Jr. and Harry; daughters, Marilou Warren and Dianne Wellman; nine grandchildren; and 14 great- grandchildren.

            Remembrances to the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements by Pegg, Paxson & Springer.

 

Photo from Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah Co., OF—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Nathan Haines

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mariann Everett (SS# issued in WA), last residence Hillsboro, Washington Co., OR.

            In 1930, Marian H. Alford, age 10, is living in Yakima, Yakima Co., WA, with her parents, Harry A., 42 WI, and Alma A. Alford, and her brother Harry Jr., age 3.

            Online family trees says Mariann’s parents are Harry Alfred Alford and Alma Alice Brainard.

 

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MARJORIE D. LACY SWETT ALFORD

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Wednesday, 27 August 2008

 

            Marjorie Alford of Eugene died Aug. 16 of age-related causes. She was 98. No service is planned.

            She was born Oct. 10, 1909, in Richmond, Va., to Charles and Mary Ellen Lacy. She married Harold Swett in 1934 in Carson City, Nev. He died in 1954. She married Lawrence Alford in 1954 in Burlingame, Calif. He died in 1977.

            She graduated from Richmond High School in Virginia. She was an office worker for the American Red Cross, Rolls Royce, Royal Crown Cola and Mills Hospital.

            Survivors include a daughter, Wanda Ballentine of Eagan, Minn.; a stepdaughter, Katherine Clawson of Eugene; a stepson, James Alford of Latrobe, Calif.; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

            Arrangements by Alpha Cremation Services in Eugene. Remembrances to Talking Books in care of the Commission for the Blind.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marjorie D. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Eugene, Lane Co., OR.

 

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MARTHA JANE ROGERS ALFORD

 

Photo from Alford Family Tree, Ancestry.com, submitter Swordsmen64

 

Photo from Alicia Houston, AAFA #0001

3rd Great-granddaughter of Martha

 

HARRISBURG BULLETIN

Harrisburg, Linn Co., OR—Thursday, 27 June 1918

 

            Mrs. Martha Jane Alford, mother of Mrs. Wallace Hawke who has long resided in a comfortable cottage adjoining the home property of her daughter in this city was found prostrate on the floor at her home Tuesday morning when she was stricken suddenly with paralysis while preparing her morning meal. She occupied a bed and room nights in the home of her daughter, but was accustomed to arising early in the morning and going to her own home to prepare her breakfast, and a member of the family called at her home frequently. Not returning from her breakfast as soon as usual Tuesday morning a little granddaughter was sent over to Mrs. Alford’s home and found her lying unconscious on the kitchen floor, with the morning meal partially prepared. All possible was done to revive her, but she never regained consciousness and died Wednesday morning June 26, 1981, age 84 years, 7 months, 23 days.

            Martha Jane Rodgers was born in Missouri November 3, 1833. She was united in marriage to Russell Alford May 16, 1848 and crossed the plains to Oregon in 1850. Her husband died in 1882 and Mrs. Alford resided on the farm home until about 23 years ago when she moved to Harrisburg where she resided up to the time of her death. She was the mother of 17 children of whom 12 survived. There are 67 grandchildren, 125 great grandchildren and 7 great, great grandchildren.

            She united with the Baptist Church several years ago and ever remained a faithful member. She was a grand old pioneer lady, kind, affectionate and courteous to all. For one of her age she was strong and spry and had been enjoying reasonable good health.

            She was loved by all who knew her and her memory will long be cherished by her relatives and numerous friends. Funeral services were conducted this Thursday afternoon at the Methodist Church South by Roy Young, Pastor of the Baptist Church at Albany, Oregon. The floral offerings were profuse and beautiful and the service was very largely attended. Interment in the Alford Cemetery.

 

Photo from Alford Cemetery, Harrisburg, Linn Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Vivienne Edwards

 

 

AAFA NOTES: AAFA records list her birth place as Chariton Co., MO.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Russell Alford; and her children Albert Austin Alford, Emma Charlotta Alford Clover, Jesse Cornelius Alford, John Felberd Alford, Lucinda Caroline Alford Singletary, Melinda Frances Alford Hawke, and Nora Alice Alford Ingram in this compilation.

            Her maiden name is sometimes spelled Rodgers.

 

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MARY ANN ALFORD DANNEN

 

DEMOCRAT HERALD

Albany, Linn Co., OR—16 November 2005

 

Mary Ann Alford Dannen

April 6, 1925 — Nov. 13, 2005

 

            Mary Ann was born in Dallas, the daughter of Clarence and Neva Alice (Downing) Alford. She moved to Marcola when she was 3 and graduated from Marcola High School. She attended the University of Oregon for two years and then graduated after two years from Oregon State College.

            Her first teaching position was at Shedd High School, where she taught “commercial subjects,” including typing and home economics. Her students were always “one of my girls.” She also coached volleyball.

            Mary Ann met Darrell Dannen in 1947. They married June 15, 1949, in Marcola.

            She ended her teaching career to start her family. She lived in Shedd all of her adult life, until moving to the Mennonite Village this fall.

            Mary Ann was a member of the Oakville Presbyterian Church and the Priscilla Club for many years. She was also a member of the Oregon Women for Agriculture and the Small Woodlands Association.

            She is survived by husband Darrell Dannen of Albany; son Clair Dannen and his wife, Elaine, of Quincy, Wash., and grandchildren Chance of Shedd and Chelsea of Quincy.

            A memorial service will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Oakville Presbyterian Church. A private interment will be at Shedd Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Oakville Presbyterian Church or Lydia’s House in care of Fisher Funeral Home (www.fisherfuneralhome.com).

 

Photo from Pugh/Shedd Cemetery, Shedd, Linn Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Carol Atkinson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary Ann Dannen (SS# issued in OR) was born 6 Apr 1925, last residence Shedd, Linn Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of her parents, James Clarence Alford and Neva Alice Downing Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Mary Ann 1925 OR1, James Clarence 1885 OR2, Thomas E. 1853 OR3, Russell 1824 TN4, Thomas 1802 VA5, William 1775 VA6, Thomas 1736 VA7, John 1696 ?? 8.

 

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MARY LOUISE RYSDAM ALFORD

 

THE OBSERVER

La Grande, Union Co., OR—29 May 2009

 

            Mary Louise Rysdam, 65, of Elgin, died May 24 at her home. At her request there will be no funeral service. A celebration of life potluck will be held in June, with the time and place to be announced at a later date. Loveland Funeral Chapel and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

            Mary Louise was born Aug. 10, 1943, to Arie Robert and Marguerite (Jenkins) Rysdam in Merced, Calif. On Dec. 7, 1963, she married Donald Franklin Alford in Carson City, Nev. That marriage ended and she moved to Elgin in 1980, then to Alaska in 1983, and back to Elgin in 1989. She was an active member of the Eagles, and greatly enjoyed spending time working in her yard—that was her therapy.

            She enjoyed spending time with her family and held a special bond with her grandsons. Her family was always very impressed with her strength and courage as she fought her battle with cancer.

            She is survived by her father, Arie Robert Rysdam of Elgin; children, Robert and his wife, Sheila Alford, of Taylor, Texas, and Sandra and her husband, Larry McIntosh, of Rockdale, Texas; brother, Arie Lee Rysdam of Clatskanie; sister, Janice and her husband, Larry Hallgarth, of Elgin; three grandsons; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the American Lung Cancer Society, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation and the local hospice agency.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary Louise Rysdam (SS# issued in CA), last residence Elgin, Union Co., OR.

 

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MARY RUTH ALFORD BISCONER THOMPSON

 

Photo and obituary from An Alford Scrapbook

By Tony Kirk, AAFA #1005

 

ELGIN RECORDER

Elgin, Union Co., OR—15 January 1904

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2003

 

            The death of Mary R. Thompson, commonly called Grandma Thompson, occurred in this city Monday, January 11, 1904. She had been a resident of this section for many years and was loved and respected by everybody.

            Deceased was born in the state of Vermont, August 16, 1816, and died January 11, 1904, aged 87 years, 4 months and 25 days. In early childhood she removed with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ashley Alford, to Clinton county, N.Y. At the age of 18, she was married to Peter Bisconer, who was accidentally killed by a tree falling on him while at work in the woods. To this union was born one son, Wesley, who resides in Vancouver, Wash. At the age of 20 she was married to William Thompson. To this union was born eleven children, four of whom survive. Andy and S.S. Thompson, of this city, Mrs. Huldah Gargrave and Maggie Thompson, of Yorkville, Ills. She had 37 grand children, 41 great grand children and two great great grand children.

            In 1865, she removed with her family from New York to Illinois living there until the death of her husband, which occurred in 1882. Two years later, she removed to Oregon, where she has since resided.

            At the age of 17, she united with the M.E. church being a faithful member about 70 years, or until the time of her death.

            The funeral services were conducted in the M.E. church, Tuesday, by Rev. J.H. Ross and the interment took place in the city cemetery.

 

Photo from Elgin Cemetery, Elgin, Union Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Charlie Horn

Inscription:

Mary B. Thompson

Born Aug 16, 1816

Died Jan. 11, 1904

 

AAFA NOTES: Mary Ruth Alford was the daughter of Ashley Owen Alford and Elizabeth Baker.

            See the obituary of her niece Jane Rickertson Alford Hartley in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Mary Ruth 1816 VT1, Ashley Owen 1770 VT2, Benedict 1716 CT3, Benedict 1688 CT4, Jeremiah 1655 CT5, Benedict 1619 England6, Thomas 1598 England7.

 

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MATILDA ALFORD MANSFIELD

 

GRANTS PASS COURIER

Grants Pass, Josephine Co., OR—Friday, 24 December 1886

 

MANSFIELD—At Talent [Jackson County, OR], December 22nd - Matilda Mansfield wife of Moses Mansfield aged about 55 years. Deceased leaves a large circle of relatives and friends.

 

In another article:

 

DAILY TIDINGS

Ashland, Jackson Co., OR—Friday, 31 December 1886

 

            Mrs. Mansfield, of Talent, died on Thursday [December 23] of last week, after an illness of some three months.

 

Photo from Phoenix Pioneer Cemetery, Phoenix, Jackson Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jodi Respini

 

AAFA NOTES: Her gravestone confirms the date of death in the first obituary, 22 Dec 1886. Her birth date, computed from her age at death on her gravestone, is 20 Oct 1831.

            See the obituaries of her father, Thomas Alford; and brothers Russell Alford, Thomas B. Alford, and William Alford in this compilation.

            Her mother was Thomas Alford’s first wife, Kesiah Cupp

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Matilda 1831 TN1, Thomas 1802 VA2, William 1775 VA3, Thomas 1736 VA4, John 1696 ?? 5.

 

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MAUDE EDNA SCHMITT ALFORD

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—1 September 1999

 

JUNCTION CITY (Oregon)—A memorial service will be held Sept. 4 for Maude Edna Alford of Junction City, who died Aug. 6 of congestive heart failure. She was 86. Alford was born July 30, 1913, in Creswell to Ada and Julia Weeks Schmitt. She married Norleigh Alford in Eugene on Aug. 2, 1929. He died Aug. 30, 1996.

            Before moving to Junction City in 1971, Alford lived in Thurston, Eugene and Creswell. She was a homemaker. Her interests included camping, hunting, fishing, hiking and watching football on television. She also was a Girl Scout leader in the 1940s.

            Survivors include two sons, Norleigh Jr. of Junction City and Everett of Hereford, Ariz.; a sister, Stella Skaggs of Cornelius; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren. A grandson, Craig Alford, died previously.

            Saturday’s service will be at 1 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Junction City. Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Maude E. Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Junction City, Lane Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Norleigh Leroy Alford Sr., which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her son Norleigh Leroy Alford Jr. in this compilation.

 

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MAX L. ALFORD

 

OREGON STATESMAN

Salem, Marion Co., OR—Thursday, 29 October 1964

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2003

 

            Max L. Alford, 68, retired Oregon State Police captain, died unexpectedly at his home Wednesday morning [October 28] of an apparent heart attack.

            Alford retired in 1958 after 32 years as a state policeman. He was widely known hand-writing expert and since his retirement had engaged in consultant work in that field.

            He resided at Salem Rt. 4, Box 530.

            Alford was born in Hay Canyon, Ore. He joined the old State Traffic Division in 1926 and transferred to state police five years later when that organization was formed.

            Starting as a motorcycle patrolman, he moved through the ranks and was given the rank of captain in 1939. At that time he took charge of the Central Record Bureau at Salem headquarter.

            He was an overseas Army veteran of World War I, a Mason and Shriner, and for many years sang in the choir at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church here.

            Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Gay Alford of Salem; daughter Mrs. Maxine Youker of Portland; sisters, Mrs. Oscar Larson of Beaverton and Mrs. Loren Gear of Portland; brothers Clair of Portland and Dewey of Hollywood, Calif.; three grandchildren.

            Services will be Monday at 1:30 p.m. at Virgil T. Golden chapel…. Ritualistic services will be by Salem Masonic Lodge 4, AF&AM. Private committal services will follow at Mt. Crest Abbey [City View Cemetery, Salem, OR].

 

In another article:

 

PACIFIC NORTHWEST LAW ENFORCEMENT

Volume XXV Numbers 9-10

September–October 1958, pages 56–57

 

Veteran State Officer, Nationally Known For Outstanding Identification Work, Retires

 

            Captain Max L. Alford has retired from the Oregon State Police after a thirty-two-year career as a state officer. Captain Alford, in charge of the Central Record Bureau and widely known handwriting expert, joined the former State Traffic Division in 1926 and transferred to the State Police five years later when that organization was formed. He retired after reaching the mandatory retirement age of sixty.

            Alford’s duties have been divided among three officers. Captain Farley Mogan has been put in charge of the record section of the traffic Division, Lieutenant Lyle Harrell has been moved from Baker to supervise criminal operation, and Sergeant Clair Anderson has been detailed to handle bad check investigations.

            Captain Alford, whose home is in Salem, moved through the ranks from the old “speed cop” days to gain experience in every phase of police work.

            He has been connected with handwriting identification operations since 1940. The system developed here is regarded as one of the best in the nation.

            “Our system has led to a 77% identification of bad checks received over a period of many years,” Captain Alford points out with a gleam of pride.

            Among moments the retired captain can vividly remember in his long police career was an episode involving a notorious California check artist dubbed “The Traveller.”

            “This character had written around $300,000 in checks all over the country,” recounted Alford. “He was a slick on and hard to nail down. We kept careful records on the man such as his method of operations. We noticed that every time he got north of San Francisco he usually ranged up into Oregon.”

            The next time “The Traveller” was known to be operating north of ‘Frisco, Oregon police and merchants were alerted. A discouraging interval followed. Then came a report that Eugene had been struck by a check writer believed to be the wanted man. Things cooled off a bit until Captain Alford’s office tossed a composite drawing of the fugitive in the broth and showed the drawing to every motel and hotel operator within a twenty-five mile radius of Eugene.

            The drawing was identified by a motel owner in the McKenzie Pass, registration was obtained and handwriting compared to a bad check passed in Eugene. From the motel registration a Los Angles address was obtained and that did it. “The Traveller” was corralled soon after.

            Captain Alford’s immediate retirement plans? “About six months of relaxing first of all,” he says.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Max Alford (SS# issued in OR) was born 1 March 1896 and died _____ Oct 1964, last residence Palm Springs, Riverside Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Sara A. Peggy Meador Alford; his daughter Maxine “Nicki” Alford Youker; his parents, Eugene Clair Alford Sr. and Ethel May Piggott Alford; and his siblings Eugene Clair Alford Jr., Lela Glee Alford Gear, Walden Taylor Alford, and Aggie Alford Larson in this compilation.

            From OR Deaths: Max Alford died in Marion Co., on 28 _____ 1964, spouse Gay.

            Tony Kirk, AAFA #1005, reports that Max was born 1 March 1896 at Monkland, Sherman Co., OR.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Max L. 1896 OR1, Eugene Clair 1866 IA2, Henry Constantine 1828 NY3, Clark Baker 1803 VT4, Ashley Owen 1770 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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MAXINE “NICKI” ALFORD YOUKER

 

CLACKAMAS REVIEW

Milwaukie, Clackamas Co., OR—24 August 2010

 

            Nicki Youker died of natural causes on Aug. 8 at the age of 92.

            She was born on April 20, 1918, in Prairie City, Ore., to parents Maxwell “Max” and Peggy Alford, and was raised in Portland, Milwaukie and Carver.

            She had been employed as a secretary, homemaker and realtor; she was retired.

            She was a member of the Gladstone Christian Church; her hobbies included gardening, sewing, hunting, camping and fishing. She went horseback riding on her 91st birthday.

            She is survived by sons, Bob and Ken Youker; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

            Her husband of 60 years, Cecil Youker, preceded her in death in 1997.

            A private service was held, with interment at Riverview Abbey.

            Arrangements: Crown Memorial Center - Milwaukie.

 

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2012/284/57319330_135000955159.jpg

Photo from Riverview Abbey Mausoleum and Crematory, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Christina

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Maxine A. Youker (SS# issued in CA), last residence Clackamas, Clackamas Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Max L. Alford and Peggy Meador Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Maxine 1918 OR1, Max L. 1896 OR2, Eugene Clair 1866 IA3, Henry Constantine 1828 NY4, Clark Baker 1803 VT5, Ashley Owen 1770 VT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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MAY ELLEN ALVORD

 

Source unknown, but probably:

THE TIMES-NEWS

Twin Falls, Twin Falls Co., ID—_____ March 1994

 

TWIN FALLS—May Ellen Alvord, 85, of Northwest Portland, Ore. and formerly of Twin Falls, died Sunday, May 21, 1989, at a local Portland Care Center from complications due to age.

            She was born Oct. 9, 1903, in Evanston, Wyo. She was educated in Twin Falls and was a graduate of the University of Idaho in 1925. She taught school for one year in Hammet[t] and Coeur d’Alene. She was employed by Commodity Credit Corp. for 33 years. She had resided in Portland for more than 45 years.

            She was a member of Delta Gamma Sorority.

            Surviving are four nieces, R. Diane Collard of Portland, Stephanie De Ninno of Boise, Margaret Hughes of Bothell, Wash., and Betty Alvord of Walnut Creek, Calif.; one nephew, David D. Alvord of Boise; four great-nieces; and five great-nephews.

            The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Church of the Ascension in Twin Falls. Interment will be in the Twin Falls Cemetery…. Arrangements are under the direction of White Mortuary.

 

Photo from Twin Falls Cemetery, Twin Falls, Twin Falls Co., ID—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joseph D. Miller

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituaries of her parents, David Diocletian Alvord Sr. and Statira M. Wells Alvord; and brother David Diocletian Alvord Jr. in Idaho Obituaries.

 

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MELINDA FRANCES ALFORD HAWKE

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Wednesday, 17 April 1963

 

            Melinda Frances Hawke of Route 2, Box 94, Eugene, passed away April 15, 1963 at a local hospital. She was born September 21, 1877 in Harrisburg.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, George Wallace Hawke December 9, 1945.

            She had been a resident of this community since 1922,and of the state her entire life. She was a member of the First Baptist Church, and an honorary Deaconess for life.

            She is survived by three sons: Fred of Riverside, California, Wayne of Albany, Donald of Junction City; two daughters: Nora Alice Holt of Salem, and Vernice Cook of Eugene; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be held on Thursday, April 18, 1963 at 1 p.m. in the First Baptist Church in Springfield, Reverend J. Melvin Elving officiating with interment to follow in the Alford Cemetery, Harrisburg. Buell Chapel in charge.

 

Photo from Alford Cemetery, Harrisburg, Linn Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, hklucas

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Martha Jane Rogers Alford and Russell Alford; and siblings Albert Austin Alford, Emma Charlotta Alford Clover, Jesse Cornelius Alford, John Felberd Alford, Lucinda Caroline Alford Singletary, and Nora Alice Alford Ingram in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Melinda Frances 1877 OR1, Russell 1824 TN2, Thomas 1802 VA3, William 1775 VA4, Thomas 1736 VA5, John 1696 ?? 6.

 

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MELISSA ALFORD BEIDLER

 

WALLOWA SUN

Wallowa, Wallowa Co., OR—Thursday, 4 February 1937

 

            Mrs. Melissa Beidler, for more than half a century a resident of Wallowa, passed away at her home in La Grande early Tuesday morning as a result of heart disease. Mrs. Beidler had been in poor health since a year ago last July but much of the time was able to be up and kept moving about in her usual manner. Since Christmas, however, she had been bedridden and gradually grew weaker until the end came.

            Mrs. Beidler came to Wallowa county with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alfred [sic—Alford], in 1883 when she was a girl thirteen years old from Kansas, where she was born, Sept. 29, 1870.

            They made the trip in the old pioneer style with wagon and team, and in another wagon belonging to the same train was Austin Beidler and his folks also coming from [Linn Co.] Kansas.

            On Thanksgiving day four years later she and Mr. Beidler were married and but a short time spent in Idaho and Elgin, Wallowa was their home until his death July 8, 1934. That fall Mrs. Beidler went to La Grande where she made her home with her son Harley, and Mrs. Edna Kiel.

            Mr. and Mrs. Beidler were the parents of eight children, three of whom preceded her in death. The living are: Herbert, Harley and Mrs. Edna Kiel of La Grande, Harry of Lostine and Mrs. Leslie Harris of Wallowa.

            She also is survived by six grandchildren, one great-grandchild and two brothers, Sherman Alford of Stockton, California and George Alford of Mountain View, California.

            Service will be held today at 1:30 from the Christian Church.

 

Photo from Wallowa Cemetery, Wallowa, Wallowa Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Charlie Horn

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her father, James Alford; and brother James Monroe Alford (combined with his father’s obituary) in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Walter Scott Alford in Idaho Obituaries.

            From Ann Murphy [emurphy64@cox.net], great-great-granddaughter of Melissa’s parents, who posted this obituary to Rootsweb’s Alford Mailing List: Melissa Alford Beidler was the daughter of James Alford and Harriet Jane Goldsmith. Melissa and Austin married 24 Nov 1887. On the 1880 census they were in Belleville, Chautauqua Co., KS. Melissa had a sister living Moline, Elk Co., KS, Mary Indiana Alford Perry b. 20 June 1861 in Alfordsville, Daviess Co., IN, and d. 5 Jan 1938, buried in Greenlawn Cemetery in Grenola, Elk Co., KS.

            Melissa was the youngest of 7 children and the only one born in KS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Melissa 1870 KS1, James 1824 IN2, James 1791 VA3, John 1768 VA4, Thomas 1736 VA5, John 1696 ?? 6.

 

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MELRAE ALFORD LEUBNER

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—Thursday, 3 November 2005

 

            A funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4, 2005, in Resurrection Lutheran Church in Portland for Melrae A. Leubner, who died Oct. 29 at age 70.

            Melrae Alford was born April 28, 1935, in Leakesville, Miss. She moved to Portland in 1968. She was a clerk for the U.S. Postal Service for 26 years. She married Chris H. in 1952.

            Survivors include her husband; daughters, Louisa Gay Antle, Karel Ostrander and Judy Leubner; son, Chris D.; brothers, Gerry Fritzke and Jay Alford; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

            Arrangements by Rose City.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Melrae A. Leubner (SS# issued in MN), last residence Portland, Multnomah Co, OR.

            See the obituary of her mother, Dorothy Murrae Davis Alford Fritzke, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her father, Melvin Alford Sr., and stepmother, Pearl Elizabeth Vess Alford, in Mississippi Obituaries; her brother Marshall C. “Al” Alford in Texas Obituaries; and her half-brother Melvin Alford Jr. in Florida Obituaries.

            A family tree on Ancestry.com, posted by Melrae’s daughter, says Melrae is the daughter of Melvin Alford Sr. and his first wife, Dorothy Murrae Davis.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known and Suspected Descendants of Peachman Alford b. ca 1795 VA.

            Her lineage: Melrae 1935 MS1, Melvin 1913 MS2, Johnny Lee 18903, John H. 1868 AL4, S.E. 1828 SC5, Peachman 1795 VA6.

 

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MERLE LEONARD ALFORD

 

THE OBSERVER

La Grande, Union Co., OR—26 November 2001

 

            Merle L. Alford, 83, of Joseph, died Nov. 15 at Wallowa Memorial Hospital. A memorial service will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at Bollman Funeral Home, 315 W. Main St., in Enterprise. Burial will be at Enterprise Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was born May 27, 1918, to George L. and Ruth Carter Alford in Causey, N.M. He graduated from Enterprise High School in 1937, and on Nov. 9, 1943, he married Aleene Barton of Bend. He served in the Army Air Forces during World War II. He was a partner in owning and operating the Alford Ranch in Joseph for over 50 years. He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church, the Wallowa County Grain Growers and the Good Sam RV Club.

            He enjoyed his family, hunting, fishing and farming.

            Survivors include his wife and two sons, Gary L. and John M. Alford, all of Joseph; a daughter, Marietta Hauser of Twin Falls, Idaho; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; three brothers, Clebert Alford of Portland, George Alford of Joseph and Glen Alford of Amity; a sister, Joan Tippett of Asotin, Wash.; and other relatives.

            Memorials may be made to any charity.

 

Photo from Enterprise Cemetery, Enterprise, Wallowa Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Michelle Drayton-Fisher

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Merle L. Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Joseph, Wallowa Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Aleene Claire Barton Alford; his mother Ruth L. Carter Alford; and his brothers Clebert Carter Alford, George Wayne Alford, and Glen Emory Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Merle Leonard 1918 NM1, George Leonard 1896 MO2, Pleasant Holloman 1849 TN3, John M. 1821 TN4, John 1786 NC5.

 

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MISSOURI EVELYN ORPURD ALFORD

 

OREGON STATESMAN

Salem, Marion Co., OR—10 November 1942

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2003

 

            Evelyn Alford, 82, at her home, route six, Salem [Marion Co.], Sunday, November 8. Survived by one daughter, Mrs. Edell [sic: Edith] Rhodes; two sisters, Mrs. Florence Woodhouse, Mrs. A.F. Snider, both of Fresno; one brother, Fletcher Orpurd of Cottage Grove.

            Services will be held from the Terwilliger-Edwards chapel, Tuesday at 2 p.m., Rev. C.C. Best will officiate, with interment in Jason Lee cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Franklin B. Alford, which includes a photo of their gravestone plot; and her daughter Jennie Viola Alford Johnson in this compilation.

            Missouri Evelyn does not have a gravestone. She is buried in the same plot as her husband and next to her daughter. She is listed as Evelyn Missouri in the cemetery records.

            On the 1900 (Cottage Grove, Lane Co., OR), 1920 (Englewood, Marion Co., OR), and 1930 (Englewood, Marion Co., OR) censuses, she is listed as Missouri or Missouri E. Alford, wife of Franklin B. Alford.

            Included with her obituary at Lee Mission Cemetery Burials are her birth date, 8 Dec 1859; the names of her parents, “Calvin & Eliza (Newcook) Orford”; and “widow of Franklin Alford; born Indianapolis, IN.”

            A biography of Evelyn’s father, Luther Fletcher Orpurd, is in The Centennial History of Oregon, 1811-1912, Volume 4, by Joseph Gaston (1912), pp. 369–370, online at Google Books. In this biography, Evelyn is named “Missouri, wife of Frank Alford.”

 

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MONA LORRAINE FORNCROOK ALFORD

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Monday, 21 April 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            The graveside funeral will be held April 24 for Mona L. Alford of Eugene, who died April 19 of cancer. She was 75. Alford was born December 8, 1922 in Eugene to Roy and Pearl Forncrook. She married Norman Alford in Vancouver, WA on June 21, 1941. He died October 2, 1994.

            Alford worked at Emerald Lanes and for American Handicraft. Her interests included bowling, hunting, tole painting, macrame and knitting. She was a member of the Moose, the Elks and belonged to the Women’s Bowling Association.

            Survivors include a son, Jerry of Veneta, a daughter, Marilyn Alford of St. Peters, MO; a brother, Robert Forncrook of Beaverton; six grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. A grandson, James Tallent, died previously.

            Visitation is from 9am to noon Friday at Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene. Friday’s service is at 3pm at West Lawn Memorial Park & Funeral Home in Eugene. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of McKenzie-Willamette Hospital.

 

Photo from West Lawn Memorial Park, Eugene, Lane Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Judy Norman

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mona L. Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Eugene, Lane Co., OR.

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

            Her middle name is from OR Deaths.

            The section of the cemetery where she is buried is Garden of Memory Lot 112 space 3, next to her husband.

 

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MORELLE PARNELL HALFORD ROCK

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—13 November 2003

 

            Morelle Parnell Rock died on November 8, 2003, at the age of 78. At her request, there was no memorial service.

            Morelle was born on October 11, 1925, to Ethel and George Halford in Seattle, Washington. Residing in Portland for 57 years, Morelle worked in the Kaiser shipyards during World War II. After attending Pacific University and Portland State University, she became an elementary teacher and taught for 22 years. She married William H. Rock, Jr., in 1946. He passed away in 1995 after 49 years of marriage.

            Surviving are five children.

 

Photo from Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Claudia Towne Smith

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Morelle P. Rock (SS# issued in WA), last residence Portland, Clackamas Co., OR.

 

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MURIEL SCHAEFFER ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—Friday, 16 August 1996

 

            A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 16, 1996 in Neveh Zedek Cemetery for Muriel S. Alford, who died Aug. 13. She was 64.

            Mrs. Alford was born Oct. 21, 1931, in New York City. Her maiden name was Schaeffer.

            Survivors include her husband, Saul of Portland; her son, Seth of Raleigh Hills; her mother, Nettie Schaeffer of New York City; her brothers, Jerome Schaeffer of Smithfield, N.C. and Charles Schaeffer of Franklin Square, N.Y.; and two grandchildren.

            The family requests remembrances to the Konen Foundation or the American Cancer Society.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

 

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NEVA ALICE DOWNING ALFORD

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Sunday, 2 April 1989

 

            Neva Downing Alford, age 94, died March 30, 1989, in Albany, Oregon. She was born April 28, 1894 in Lacomb, Oregon. She was a descendant of early Oregon pioneers. She was the daughter of Hurbert and Julia Keene Downing. She moved with her family to the Wendling area in 1907. She graduated from Marcola High School and attended Oregon Normal School. She taught primary grades in Wendling and Mabel schools. She was married to Clarence Alford on September 11, 1920 in Eugene. She and her husband owned and operated the Wendling dairy for many years. Clarence died in 1974.

            Survivors include her daughter Mary Ann Dannen of Shedd, Oregon and one grandson and two great grandchildren.

            Memorial services will be held 10am Wednesday at the Mennonite Home and Chapel in Albany. Graveside service will be 2pm Wednesday at Marcola Cemetery. Fisher Funeral Home in Albany in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Neva A. Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Salem, Marion Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of her husband, James Clarence Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her daughter Mary Ann Alford Dannen in this compilation.

 

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NIOMA F. BIRDSLEY ALVORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—Monday, 20 February 2006

 

            Nioma F. Alvord died Feb. 11, 2006, at age 96. Nioma F. Birdsley was born Dec. 8, 1909, in Washington [Washington Co.], Kan. She moved to Portland in the early 1930s and was a waitress for several restaurants, including Henry Thiele’s, and then a cook at Willamette Nursing Home for 25 years.

            Survivors include her friends, Jack Hershey, Miriam Drake and John Bailey.

            Arrangements by Lincoln Memorial.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nioma F. Alvord (SS# issued in CA) was born 8 Dec 1909, last residence Portland, Multnomah Co, OR.

 

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NORA ALICE ALFORD INGRAM

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Thursday, 5 February 1953

 

            Nora Ingram of 305 B. St., Springfield, passed away at a local hospital Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1953.

            She was born in Harrisburg, Ore., June 14, 1874. She was married to Lee Roy Ingram in Albany,Ore., June 14, 1892. He preceded her in death Sept. 24, 1953.

            She was a member of the First Baptist Church and is survived by 1 daughter, Mrs. Eugene Rothe, Riverside, Calif.; 2 sisters: Mrs. Emma Clover, Springfield, Mrs. Linda Hawke, Springfield.

            Funeral services will be held at Bartholomew-Buell Chapel Saturday, Feb. 7, 1953, at 1:30 p.m., Rev Paul D. Felthouse officiating, with interment in Alford Cemetery.

 

Photo from Alford Cemetery, Harrisburg, Linn Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, hklucas.

Note from photographer: This headstone was in pretty bad shape. You could hardly read who it was and it was almost impossible to get it cleaned off enough to photograph it. It must have been a beautiful headstone when it was new, but it is near a tree that we think drips on it.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Martha Jane Rogers Alford and Russell Alford; and siblings Albert Austin Alford, Emma Charlotta Alford Clover, Jesse Cornelius Alford, John Felberd Alford, and Lucinda Caroline Alford Singletary, Melinda Frances Alford Hawke, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Nora Alice 1874 OR1, Russell 1824 TN2, Thomas 1802 VA3, William 1775 VA4, Thomas 1736 VA5, John 1696 ?? 6.

 

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NORLEIGH LEROY ALFORD, JR.

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Thursday, 7 July 2011

 

            Norleigh L. Alford, 80, of Junction City, died July 3. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. July 24 at the Junction City First Baptist Church. Burial will be at Creswell Pioneer Cemetery. Arrangements by Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene.

 

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THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Saturday, 16 July 2011

 

JUNCTION CITY—A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 24, at First Baptist Church of Junction City for Norleigh Leroy Alford Jr. of Junction City, who died July 3 of complications from Parkinson’s disease. He was 80.

            He was born July 28, 1930, in Creswell to Norleigh and Maude Schmitt Alford. He married Rosalyn Tendick on July 8, 1960, in Creswell.

            He attended Thurston Elementary School and graduated from Springfield High School. He attended Oregon State University. He served in the U.S. Navy Reserve for 28 years. He worked as a press operator in a plywood mill and was owner and operator of a trucking company.

            Survivors include his wife; four sons, Norleigh III of Pasco, Wash., Daniel of Woodland, Wash., David of Everett, Wash., and Tony Benoit of Springfield; a daughter, Jacklyn Alford of Kennewick, Wash.; a brother, Everett of Eagar, Ariz.; nine grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

            Arrangements by Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene. Remembrances to the First Baptist Church’s building fund.

 

Photo from Creswell Pioneer Cemetery, Creswell, Lane Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cindy Watson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Norleigh Leroy Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Junction City, Lane Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Norleigh Leroy Alford Sr. and Maude Edna Schmitt Alford, in this compilation.

            His lineage: Norleigh Leroy 1930 OR1, Norleigh Leroy 1910 OR2, Rollie Everett 1885 OR3, Philip 1854 CA4.

 

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NORLEIGH LEROY ALFORD, SR.

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—5 September 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

JUNCTION CITY—A memorial service will be held Sept. 7 for Norleigh L. Alford of Junction City, who died Aug. 30 of age related causes. He was 86.

            He was born July 22, 1910, in Myrtle Point [Coos Co.]. He married Maude Schmitt in Eugene on Aug. 2, 1929. Alford was a logger and business partner for Camas Swale Lumber in Creswell. Later he worked for the Lane County Motor Pool, retiring in 1971. He moved to Junction City in 1978. His hobbies included hunting, fishing, and traveling. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Junction City.

            In addition to his wife, survivors include two sons; Norleigh Alford Jr. of Junction City, and Everett of Hereford, Ariz.; a sister, Nelda Westrope of Springfield; six grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren and six great great grandchildren.

            Saturday’s service will be at 2 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Junction City, with private burial at the Creswell Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Sacred Heart Hospice or the Eugene Mission. Poole-Larson Funeral Home in Eugene [1100 Charnelton, Eugene, OR 97401 541-484-1435] is in charge of arrangements.

 

Photo from Creswell Pioneer Cemetery, Creswell, Lane Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Richard Farrell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Norleigh L. Alford (SS# issued in OR) but list his death date as 15 Aug 1996, last residence Junction City, Lane Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Maude Edna Schmitt Alford; his son Norleigh Leroy Alford Jr.; and his brother Verl Edward Alford in this compilation.

            OR Deaths lists Norleigh Leroy Alford, died 30 Aug 1996 in Lane Co., born 22 July 1910, spouse Maude.

            In 1920 in Reedsport, Douglas Co., OR, Norleigh, 7 OR, is listed as the son of Rollie, 34 OR (parents b. CA and UT), and Cora Alford. His sister Nelda, 7 OR, is also listed.

            Oregon Marriages, 1906–1920 (Ancestry.com), lists Rollie Everett Alford, married Cora Evelyn Endicott on 12 June 1911 in Coos Co., OR.

            On Rollie Everett Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 33, a logger living in Sitkum, Coos Co., OR. He was born 25 May 1885 and names his wife Cora E. Alford. He signs his name “Rollie Alford.”

            In 1930, Dora, Coos Co., OR: Philip Alford, 76 CA (parents b. IN and OH); his wife Frances 73 UT; and children: Marshall 50 CA widowed, Edna 48 CA single, Rollie 43 CA divorced, and Elwin 27 OR single.

            In 1880, Indian Valley, Colusa Co., CA: P.A. Alford, 25 CA (parents b. IN and OH); his wife Fanny 22 UT; and son Marshal 3 CA.

            In 1870, Colusa, Colusa Co., CA: Matthew Alford, 50 NC; Sarah 50

            OR Deaths lists Rollie E. Alford, died 15 _____ 1957 in Coos Co., spouse Martha.

            OR Deaths lists Philip Alford, died 2 Jan 1939 in Coos Co., spouse Frances.

            His lineage: Norleigh Leroy 1910 OR1, Rollie Everett 1885 OR2, Philip 1854 CA3.

 

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NORMAN LEE ALFORD

Brother of Enola Marie Alford Burke, AAFA #0023

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—3 October 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            The funeral will be Oct. 5 for life-long Eugene resident Norman L. Alford, who died Oct. 2 of heart failure. He was 74. He was born June 2, 1920, in Eugene, and attended Eugene schools. He married Mona Forncrook on June 21, 1941, in Vancouver, Wash.

            During World War II, Alford served with the Army’s 640th Tank Destroyer Battalion. He was later employed as a tire recapper and worked for more than 30 years at Retread Tires Shop in Eugene. He was a lifetime member of the Eugene Elks Lodge No. 357, and he enjoyed bowling, fishing and hunting.

            In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Alvin of Springfield; a daughter, Marilyn of Beaverton; two brothers, Alvin of Springfield and Richard of Winchester; a sister, Enola Burke of Springfield; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

            Wednesday’s graveside service will be at 3 p.m. at West Lawn Memorial Park in Eugene. Musgrove Family Mortuary in Eugene is in charge of arrangements.

 

Photo from West Lawn Memorial Park, Eugene, Lane Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Judy Norman

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Norman L. Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Eugene, Lane Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mona L. Forncrook Alford; his parents, Addie Leola Hatfield Alford and William Everett Alford; and his brothers Alvin Lavern Alford and Richard A. Alford in this compilation.

            The section of the cemetery where he is buried is Garden of Memory Lot 112 space 4, next to his wife.

            1930 census, Eugene, Lane Co., OR: Everett W. Alford, 36 OR (parents b. OR); his wife Addie L., 30 MO; and children, all b. OR: Neal M. 12, Norman L. 10, Enola M. 8, Alvin L. 5, and Richard A. 0/12.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Norman Lee 1920 OR1, William Everett 1893 OR2, John Felberd 1865 OR3, Russell 1824 TN4, Thomas 1802 VA5, William 1775 VA6, Thomas 1736 VA7, John 1696 ?? 8.

 

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OTTO EMIL ALFORD

 

Photo from Alford Family Tree, Ancestry.com, submitter Swordsmen64

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Saturday, 28 November 1981

 

            Otto E. Alford of 501 Division Street, Eugene, Passes away November 25, 1981, at the age of 84.

            He was born September 3, 1897, in Harrisburg and had been a resident of this vicinity for most of his life. He was married to Pansy Freeman in Albany, Oregon, on March 1, 1922. He was a World War II Army Veteran.

            Surviving besides his wife are 2 daughters and sons-in-law: Coral and John Nilsson of Eugene, Vernice and Dennis Barnum of Lake Oswego; a son and daughter-in-law, Dorman and Haruko Alford, of Cincinnati, Ohio; a sister and brother, Velma Evans and Dillard Alford, both of Harrisburg, 8 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 28, in Poole-Larsen Chapel with private interment to follow in West Lawn Memorial Park.

 

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THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Saturday, 28 November 1981

 

Funeral Set Today for Otto Alford, Longtime Eugene-Area Engineer

 

            The funeral for Otto E. Alford, who helped design and build the steam heating lines under the streets of Eugene, will be at 10 a.m. today in Eugene. He died Wednesday at the age of 84.

            Alford was a member of a pioneer family that settled near Harrisburg in the early 1850s. As a young man, he worked as a fireman and as an engineer on a thrashing crew that traveled from farm to farm in Lane and Benton counties during the harvest season.

            Alford served in the Army during World War I. He married Pansy Freeman in 1922 and worked at the engineer for Central Heating Co. in Eugene where he designed and built the heating plant that once was located at Eighth and Olive streets, as well as the steam heating lines under the streets of Eugene that are still in use today.

            Survivors include his wife, of Eugene; daughters Coral Nilsson of Eugene and Vernice Barnum of Lake Oswego; a son, Dorman Alford of Cincinnati, Ohio; a sister, Velma Evans of Harrisburg, and a brother, Dillard Alford of Harrisburg.

            The funeral will be at the Poole-Larsen Funeral Home in Eugene.

 

Photo from West Lawn Memorial Park, Eugene, Lane Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Nicole Day

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Nov 1981) dates of Otto Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Eugene, Lane Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Albert Austin Alford and Sarah Ellen Davis Alford; and siblings Dillard O. Alford and Velma Frances Alford Evans in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Otto Emil 1922 OR1, Albert Austin 1867 OR2, Russell 1824 TN3, Thomas 1802 VA4, William 1775 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ?? 7.

 

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OWEN DAVID ALFORD

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Sunday, 1 April 2012

 

 

            Owen David Alford was born March 29, 1972 in Eugene to Evelyn (Ojanen) Alford and Peter Alford. He died March 26, 2012 in Portland, OR of complications of colo-rectal cancer, at the age of 39.

            Owen attended Junction City schools and graduated from Junction City High School in 1990. He was an excellent student and active in extra-curricular activities. He was an accomplished pianist and played bass guitar, as well as joining his brother in a dee-jay endeavor and later in several bands of their own.

            He graduated from OSU with a degree in biology in 1994.

            He was employed at Intel in Hillsboro, OR for nine years, after which he entered OSU’s School of Pharmacy. While there he served a year as class president and also participated in an OSU-sponsored medical mission to Honduras. He had one year remaining to receive his doctorate in pharmacy when he was taken ill.

            He married Mariah Doty in Portland on June 15, 2011.

            In addition to his wife Mariah, he is survived by his brother and sister-in-law Matthew & Erin Alford of Gaston, OR, his parents Evelyn & Peter Alford of Cheshire, OR, his paternal grandmother Ruth MacFarlane of Michigan; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends.

            A celebration of his life will be held on Friday, April 6, at 6 p.m., at the Valley River Inn, Eugene. As he wished, a private scattering of his ashes will take place.

            Donations in his memory may be made to the OSU Foundation, College of Pharmacy Scholarship Fund.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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PATRICIA KATHLEEN CONROY HALFORD

 

STATESMAN JOURNAL

Salem, Marion Co., OR—Saturday, 22 May 2010

 

November 19, 1918 - May 18, 2010

 

MT. ANGEL—At the age of 91, Patricia Halford died the evening of May 18th. She left this world peacefully after living a full and selfless life. Born in The Dalles, Ore. and raised on a sheep ranch in the Shaniko/Bakeoven area, she was the daughter of Anthony and Mary Conroy. She attended and graduated from St. Mary’s Academy, The Dalles in 1937. She married Joseph Halford in 1938 in Yakima, settling in Fort Klamath in 1948. In 1953 the family moved to Roseburg, where she finished raising their five children.

            Her husband Joe passed away in 1959.

            In 1994 Pat moved to Silverton and in 2007 to Orchard House Assisted Living in Mt. Angel.

            Patricia was a mother to Dick of Riddle, Ore., Joe of Madera, Calif., Bob (Judy) of Beaver Creek, Ore., Dan (Pat) of Mt. Shasta, Calif. and Patti Beutler (Paul) of Salem. She had 19 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren, all of whom she was extremely proud.

            She was preceded in death by her son, Bob; and brothers, Bob, Joe (of Portland) and John (of Shaniko) Conroy.

            She graduated from Umpqua Community College at age 50 and got her drivers license at age 53. She worked at the Douglas County Library in Roseburg and had been a member of Moose Lodge there for over 50 years. Pat loved to travel and explore the back roads of Oregon. She enjoyed crocheting, embroidery work, traveling, visiting friends, baking sugar cookies and reading. She was known by many for her regular letters, birthday cards and Christmas cards. Some referred to her as the Energizer Bunny.

            A Celebration Mass will be held at 11 a.m., Monday, May 24th at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Silverton. A committal service will be held at 11 a.m., Tuesday, May 25th at St. Joseph’s Cemetery, Roseburg. Funeral arrangements are through Unger Funeral Chapel in Silverton. Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Patricia K. Halford (SS# issued in OR) was born 19 Nov 1918, last residence Mt. Angel, Marion Co., OR.

            See the obituary of her son Robert Lee Halford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her father-in-law, Samuel Richard Halford, in Utah Obituaries

            Her husband’s HALFORD lineage: Joseph Anthony 1909 KS1, Samuel Richard 1867 PA2, John Henry 1815 England3.

 

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SARA A. PEGGY MEADOR ALFORD

 

STATESMAN JOURNAL

Salem, Marion Co., OR—Tuesday, 5 September 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2003

 

Peggy Alford

Sept. 7, 1898—Sept. 3, 1995

 

GLADSTONE—Peggy Alford, 96, formerly of Salem, died of age related causes Sunday. Born in Prairie City [Grant Co.].

            She graduated from Salem High School and studied dressmaking and design at Oregon State University. She started sewing at age 14 and continued her occupation until the 1980s, when she lost her sight. She married Max Alford; they later divorced.

            Survivors include her daughter, Maxine “Nicki” Youker of Clackamas; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

            At her request, no services will be held. Interment will be in the City View Cemetery, Salem. Arrangements are by Wilhelm’s Mortuary, Portland.

 

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THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—9 September 1995

 

            Peggy Alford—At her request, there will be no service.

            Mrs. Alford died Sept. 3, 1995, in Gladstone at age 96.

            She was born Sept. 7, 1898, in Prairie City. Her maiden name was Meador. She graduated from Salem High School and attended what is now Oregon State University. She married Max Alford in 1917 in La Grande [Union Co.]; they later divorced.

            Mrs. Alford was a seamstress, retiring in the 1980s.

            Survivors include her daughter, Maxine “Nicki” Youker of Clackamas; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

            Disposition by cremation with interment in City View Cemetery in Salem.

Arrangements: Wilhelm Funeral Home.

 

Photo from Mount Crest Abbey Mausoleum, Salem, Marion Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ann

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Peggy Alford (SS# issued in OR) was born 7 Sept 1898 and died _____ Sept 1995, last residence Salem, Marion Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Max L. Alford; and her daughter Maxine “Nicki” Alford Youker in this compilation.

            From Oregon Marriage Indexes (Ancestry.com): Sara A. Meador and Max L. Alford were married 14 June 1917 in Union Co.

 

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REGINALD EUGENE ALFORDE

 

LINCOLN COUNTY LEADER

Newport, Lincoln Co., OR—4 February 1963

 

            Funeral services for Reginald Gene Alforde, 38, of Depoe Bay will be held at the Parker Funeral Home on Saturday, February 16, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in the Eureka Cemetery.

            Mr. Alforde was born in Oklahoma on July 17, 1925 and passed away in Pennsylvania on February 9. He had been a resident of Depoe Bay for the past three years.

            Survivors include his widow, Audrey; his mother, Mrs. Marge Freeman of Portland; a daughter, Shari Louise, three stepchildren, Irving, Judith and Terry Ann McGriff, all of Depoe Bay; three stepbrothers, Kenneth, William and Ralph Turner and two stepsisters, Mrs. Priscilla Couvel and Mrs. Opal Wheeler, none of whom are in this area.

 

Photo from Sunset Memorial Gardens, Greeley, Weld Co., CO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jerry Bonnell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            From OR Deaths: Reginald G. Alforde, age 38, died 9 Feb 1963 in Astoria.

 

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RICHARD A. ALFORD

Brother of Enola Marie Alford Burke, AAFA #0023

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Saturday, 17 January 2009

 

WINCHESTER BAY—Richard “Dick” Alford of Winchester Bay died Jan. 5 of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. He was 78. No service is planned.

            He was born Jan. 31, 1930, in Eugene to William and Addie Hatfield Alford. He married Barbara Davison on Dec. 8, 1951. They later divorced.

            Alford attended Eugene High School and served in the Army from 1952 to 1954, attaining the rank of corporal. He was a commercial fisherman, a driver for McDonald Candy Co., and a charter boat pilot.

            Survivors include two sons, Randy of Winchester Bay and Terry of Hood River; a sister, Enola Burke of Springfield; one grandchild and two great-grandchildren.

            Arrangements by Burns’s Riverside Florence Funeral Chapel. Remembrances to the American Lung Association.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Richard A. Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Reedsport, Douglas Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Addie Leola Hatfield Alford and William Everett Alford; and his brothers Alvin Lavern Alford and Norman Lee Alford in this compilation.

            1930 census, Eugene, Lane Co., OR: Everett W. Alford, 36 OR (parents b. OR); his wife Addie L., 30 MO; and children, all b. OR: Neal M. 12, Norman L. 10, Enola M. 8, Alvin L. 5, and Richard A. 0/12.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Richard A. 1930 OR1, William Everett 1893 OR2, John Felberd 1865 OR3, Russell 1824 TN4, Thomas 1802 VA5, William 1775 VA6, Thomas 1736 VA7, John 1696 ?? 8.

 

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RICHARD J. ALFORD

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Saturday, 3 March 2007

 

CHESHIRE [Lane Co.]—Richard “Rich” Alford of Cheshire died Feb. 28 of complications of heart disease at age 62. No service is planned.

            He was born March 8, 1944, in Ypsilanti, Mich., to Barry and Ruth Burgar Alford. He married Sue Lacy in August 1966 in Michigan and they later divorced.

            He worked as a restaurant owner and manager.

            Survivors include his mother, Ruth MacFarlane of Mass City, Mich.; a daughter, Lacy Bridges of Decatur, Ga.; three brothers, Peter of Cheshire, Michael of Portage, Mich., and Thomas of Ypsilanti; and a sister, Janet Alford of Colorado.

            Arrangements by Alpha Cremation Services in Eugene.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Richard J. Alford (SS# issued in MI), last residence Cheshire, Lane Co., OR.

 

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RICHARD WILLIAM “RICK” HALFORD, JR.

 

Richard William Rick Halford, Jr

From his Find A Grave memorial – place of burial unknown

 

DAILY ASTORIAN

Astoria, Clatsop Co., OR—Thursday, 20 September 2012

 

            Richard William “Rick” Halford Jr., 52, of Astoria, died Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, in Portland.

            He was born Oct. 29, 1959, in Portland, to Richard William Halford Sr. and Adeline Mildred Carter. His parents preceded him in death.

            He attended Benson Polytechnical High School in Portland, and was an automotive major. He majored in horticulture while in the Job Corps in Troutdale.

            On Aug. 24, 1984, he married Jodi Lynn Jacobson in Portland. She survives, residing in Astoria.

            Mr. Halford was a retail clerk at the Warrenton Fred Meyer store.

            Family members said he enjoyed spending time with this family and friends above all else. He also enjoyed camping at the Oregon Coast, day trips to local sights, fixing things, watching movies at home, and his collections, including Pez dispensers, Furbies and fad toys.

            In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sisters, Becky Anderson and her husband, Tyrone, and Jill Yeager and her partner, James Yeager, of Portland; three estranged sisters, Bonnie Moore, Barbara Graham and Sue Pratt of Portland; a daughter, Sarah Desrochers and her husband, Logan, of Astoria; a son, Nathan Halford and his wife, Kim, of Astoria; three grandchildren, Savannah Hoygaard of Astoria, Jacob Desrochers and his wife, Barbara, of Longview, Wash., and Lorianne Gilmore and her partner, Joeseph Hall, of Vancouver, Wash.; a great-grandson, Casey Desrochers of Longview; a father-in-law Lloyd Jacobson Sr.; a mother-in-law, Rachael Kneeland and her husband, Carl; two sisters-in-law, Lorraine Gilbert and her husband, Jason, and Mysti Simpson and her husband, Mandel; a brother-in-law, Lloyd Jacobson Jr. and his wife, A.J.; seven nieces and nephews, Jennifer Lambert, Katrina Graham, Corey Yeager, Amanda Simpson, Jaiden Peer, Noah and Jordan Gilbert; several other nieces and nephews; close friends Lynne, Anthony and Nolan Jones of Warrenton; and many more extended family members.

            A memorial and celebration of life campout and potluck will be held from after 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21, to noon Sunday, Sept. 23, at the Astoria, Warrenton, Seaside KOA, 1100 N.W. Ridge Road in Hammond. All who knew him are welcome. Contributions to the memorial celebration in the form of food to share, flowers, firewood or donations would be appreciated.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Richard W. Halford (SS# issued in OR), last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his father, Richard William Halford Sr., in this compilation.

            His HALFORD lineage: Richard William 1959 OR1, Richard William 1922 OR2, William Edward 1900 OR3, William H. 1874 PA4.

 

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RICHARD WILLIAM HALFORD, SR.

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—27 September 1996

 

            Richard W. Halford, Sr., a retired postal worker and U.S. Navy veteran, died Sept. 23, 1996, from complications of diabetes. He was 74.

            A visitation viewing will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at Killingsworth Little Chapel of the Chimes.A graveside service will follow be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, in Lincoln Memorial Park.

            Mr. Halford was born July 3, 1922, and lived most of his life in Portland. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 35 years, retiring in 1984. He was a Navy veteran.

            He is survived by his son, Richard Jr. of Springfield, Ore; daughters, Kelly Halford of Vancouver, Wash., and Jill Halford, Bonnie Moore, Barbara Graham, and Becky Anderson, all of Portland; and 18 grandchildren.

            Arrangements are by Killingsworth Little Chapel of the Chimes.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Richard W. Halford Sr. (SS# issued in OR), last residence Springfield, Lane Co., OR.

            See the obituary of his son Richard William “Rick” Halford Jr. in this compilation.

            From OR Deaths: Richard William Halford, Sr., was born 3 July 1922 and died 23 Sept 1996 in Multnomah Co.

            His HALFORD lineage: Richard William 1922 OR1, William Edward 1900 OR2, William H. 1874 PA3.

 

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ROBERT DUDLEY ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—Tuesday, 21 February 2006

 

            A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, 2006, in the Church of the Good Shepherd in Vancouver for Dr. Robert Dudley Alford, who died Feb. 5 of cerebrovascular disease at age 79.

            Dr. Alford was born Jan. 26, 1927, in Pendleton. He moved to Portland in 1949. He graduated from the University of Oregon and its dental school. He served in the Air Force and was a dentist in private practice. He was a Boy Scout leader. He married Mary Esther “Mea” Brock in 1949.

            Survivors include his wife; son, Douglas B.; daughter, Susan A. Boucher; brother, Lowell L.; and five grandchildren.

            Remembrances to the church. Arrangements by Autumn.

 

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THE COLUMBIAN

Vancouver, Clark Co., WA—Tuesday, 21 February 2006

 

            Robert Dudley Alford, 79, a retired dentist, passed away Feb. 5, 2006. He was born Jan. 26, 1927 at Pendleton [Umatilla Co.], OR. Robert was a past member of the Royal Oaks Country Club and a member of the Church of The Good Shepherd in Vancouver, WA. He was a Captain in the US Air Force (1954-1956), a Boy Scout Leader of Troop 256 in Portland, OR and was active in philanthropic activities for Hospice Southwest in Vancouver.

            Survivors include his wife, Mary Esther (Mea) Alford at home in Tigard, OR; daughter, Susan (David) Alford Boucher of Terrebonne, OR; son, Douglas Brock (Carolyn) Alford of Durham, OR; and brother, Lowell L. Alford of Vancouver, WA.

            A Memorial Service will be held Fri., Feb. 24, 2006 at 2:00 pm at the Church of the Good Shepherd in Vancouver, WA....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Robert D. Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Portland, Washington Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of his grandparents, Julian George Alford and Jennie E. Piggott Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his mother, Ovelyn I. Dudley Alford; and brother Lowell Leroy Alford in Washington Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Robert Dudley 1927 OR1, Lowell Constantine 1898 WA2, Julian George 1863 IA3, Henry Constantine 1828 NY4, Clark Baker 1803 VT5, Ashley Owen 1770 VT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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ROBERT E. ALFORD

 

EAST OREGONIAN

Pendleton, Umatilla Co., OR—Tuesday, 6 October 2009

 

            Robert E. Alford, 68, of Condon died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at his home. Arrangements are pending at Sweeney Mortuary of Condon.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Robert E. Alford (SS# issued in OR) was born 15 Apr 1941, last residence Condon, Gilliam Co., OR.

 

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ROBERT EDDIE HALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—Wednesday, 28 August 2002

 

            A funeral will be at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2002, in Lincoln Memorial Funeral Home for Robert E. Halford, who died Aug. 22 at age 70.

            Mr. Halford was born Sept. 27, 1931, in Portland, where he lived all his life. He graduated from Franklin High School and served in the Navy. He was a baker for Safeway for 38 years. In 1990, he married Florence Woodfill.

            Survivors include his wife; daughters, Terrie Halford, Susan Belcher and Sandra Halford; son, Steven; stepdaughters, Melvina Carter, Susan Lavorato, Deborah Pinkston and Nancy McGuire; stepson, Timothy Pinkston; 21 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah Co., OF—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Nathan Haines

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Robert E. Halford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Portland, Multnomah Co, OR.

            Kenneth Ray Halford, Robert’s son, shares a gravestone with him.

 

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ROBERT EUGENE ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—Thursday, 8 June 1995

 

            Robert E. Alford—A funeral will be at 2 p.m. Friday, June 9, 1995, in Lincoln Memorial Park Funeral Home.

            Mr. Alford died of complications of diabetes June 7 at age 68.

            He was born Sept. 13, 1926, in Buxton [Washington Co.].

            He was a U.S. Navy veteran who owned and operated Alford Logging in Estacada and REA Logging in St. Helens, Wash.

            Mr. Alford married Betty Lutz in 1949.

            Besides his wife, survivors are his son, Robert A. of Gresham; daughters, Betty A. Milton of Moses Lake, Wash., and Beverly Alford of Carver; mother, Grace of Colton; sisters, Juanita Jenkins of Colton and Marilyn Hemerich of Underwood, Wash.; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchildren.

            Interment in Willamette National Cemetery. Remembrances: Oregon City BPOE Lodge 1189, Estacada Lions Club or Redland Grange.

 

Photo from Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Judy Hoggatt

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his mother, Grace Hilda Fischer Alford, in this compilation, which provides his middle name.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Robert Eugene 1926 OR1, Leroy Henry 1906 WA2, Alva Clark 1871 IL3, Martin Luther 1846 IL4, Clark Baker 1803 VT5, Ashley Owen 1770 VT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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ROBERT HARLAN ALFORD

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Friday, 11 September 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Services have been held for Robert Harlan Alford of Bend, who died Aug. 22 of cancer.

            The former Eugene resident was 67.

            He was born Feb. 7, 1931, in San Francisco to Helen and Lawrence Alford. He graduated from Sequoia High School in 1948 and served in the Marines and the Army from 1949 to 1953.

            He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Utah in 1958. He moved to Lane County in 1966 and to Bend in 1977. He opened an accounting and bookkeeping business, also working for the U.S. Postal Service and as a substitute teacher.

            Alford was a reader of history, philosophy and literature. He enjoyed the outdoors, hiking and cultivating wildflowers. His travels took him to Patagonia, Machu Pichu, the Serengeti, Easter Island, the Galapagos and the Silk Road to China.

            Survivors include his stepmother, Marjorie Alford; a sister, Kathy Clawson; and a brother, James.

            Niswonger & Reynolds Funeral Home in Bend is in charge of arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to 1000 Friends of Oregon or the Nature Conservancy.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Robert H. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Bend, Deschutes Co., OR.

            California Birth Index, 1905-1995 (Ancestry.com) lists Robert Harlan Alford born 7 Feb 1931 in San Francisco Co., mother’s maiden name Currence.

 

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ROBERT LEE HALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—Friday, 28 October 2005

 

            A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday, Oct. 31, 2005, in St. John the Apostle Catholic Church in Oregon City for Robert Lee Halford, who died Oct. 27 at age 65.

            Mr. Halford was born Aug. 14, 1940, in Red Bluff [Tehama Co.], Calif. He served in the Navy. He moved to Beavercreek [Clackamas Co.] in 1977 and owned Structural Wood Products for 25 years. In 1962, he married Judy Johnson.

            Survivors include his wife; daughters, Tami Neumann, Chris Halford and Carmen Rooney; sons, Mike, Tony and Lee; mother, Patricia; brothers, Joe, Dan and Dick; sister, Patty Beutler; one grandchild; and three great-grandchildren.

            Remembrances to his church. Arrangements by Hillside Chapel.

 

Photo from Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Brianna Doddroe

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Robert L. Halford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Beavercreek, Clackamas Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Judy Rae Johnson Halford; and his mother, Patricia Kathleen Conroy Halford, in this compilation.

            California Birth Index, 1905–1995 [Ancestry.com] lists Robert Lee Halford, born 14 Aug 1940 in Tehama Co., mother’s maiden name Conroy.

            His HALFORD lineage: Robert Lee 1940 CA1, Joseph Anthony 1909 KS2, Samuel Richard 1867 PA3, John Henry 1815 England4.

 

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RONALD GENE ALFORD

 

THE BULLETIN

Bend, Deschutes Co., OR—30 May 2007

 

 

Aug. 18, 1932 - May 26, 2007

 

            Ronald G. Alford, of Bend, died Saturday. He was 74.

            A celebration of life Mass will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Jude Catholic Church in Eugene. Interment will be held at Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene.

            Mr. Alford was born Aug. 18, 1932, in Eugene to Emery and Grace (Vaughn) Alford. He graduated from Eugene High School in 1950 and the University of Oregon in 1957. He married Barbara Wick on Nov. 1, 1952, in Eugene.

            Mr. Alford served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean War. He worked as a mortgage loan officer and real estate appraiser in Eugene and Salem for many years. He was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church in Eugene and the Franciscan Renewal Center in Phoenix. He enjoyed golf and spending time with family.

            Survivors include his wife; two sons, Jeffrey, of Bend, and John, of La Pine; two daughters, Rhonda Trim, of La Pine, and Janielle Stringfellow, of Creswell; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by a sister.

            Memorial contributions may be made to St. Charles Apache Indian School in San Carlos, Ariz.; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

            Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—31 May 2007

 

            A celebration of life Mass will be at 11 a.m. today, May 31, at St. Jude Catholic Church in Eugene for Ronald G. Alford of Bend, formerly of Eugene. He died May 26 at age 74. The family chose not to list the cause of death.

            He was born Aug. 18, 1932, in Eugene to Emery and Grace Vaughn Alford. He married Barbara Wick on Nov. 1, 1952, in Eugene.

            Alford graduated from Eugene High School in 1950 and from the University of Oregon in 1957. He worked as a mortgage loan officer and a real estate appraiser in Salem and Eugene. He served in the Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean War.

            Survivors include his wife; two sons, Jeffrey of Bend and John of La Pine; two daughters, Rhonda Trim of La Pine and Janielle Stringfellow of Creswell; a sister, Joanne of Creswell; 13 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

            Burial will be in Lane Memorial Gardens in Eugene. Arrangements by Niswonger-Reynolds Funeral Home in Bend. Remembrances to St. Charles Apache Indian School in San Carlos, Arizona, or St. Jude’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

 

Photo from Lane Memorial Gardens, Eugene, Lane Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cindy Watson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ronald Gene Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Bend, Deschutes Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Emery Ray Alford and Grace Irene Alford; and his sisters Helen Louise Alford and Joanne Loy Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Ronald Gene 1932 OR1, Emery Ray 1895 OR2, John Felberd 1865 OR3, Russell 1824 TN4, Thomas 1802 VA5, William 1775 VA6, Thomas 1736 VA7, John 1696 ?? 8.

 

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ROSELLA MCDONLD HALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—25 January 2009

 

            A funeral will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 31, 2009, in Farnstrom-Gable Funeral Home for Rosella Halford, who died Jan. 22 at age 83.

            Rosella McDonald was born Jan. 19, 1925, in Barnsdall, Okla. She moved in 1943 to Portland to work as a welder for the shipyards during World War II. Later, she was a bus driver for TriMet for about 20 years.

            Survivors include her daughter, Joyce; son, Jesse; sister, Kathryn Patton; and one grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Rosella Halford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Portland, Multnomah Co., OR.

 

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RUSSELL ALFORD

 

Photo from Alford Family Tree, Ancestry.com, submitter Swordsmen64

 

ALBANY DEMOCRAT

Albany, Linn Co., OR—Friday, 27 October 1882

 

            Russell Alford—This old pioneer died at him home in Harrisburg, last week, aged 58 years. He came to Oregon in 1850, and has been quite successful as a farmer, having lived in comfort himself and assisted to build up the homes of thirteen children, all of whom, and a loving wife, are now living. He was a man of considerable force of character and of a kindly disposition, one who will be missed by many.

            He was born in Tennessee, moved at the age of eight to Missouri, and after serving under General Price in the Mexican War, came to Oregon when about twenty-six, and can be said to have grown up with this state.

 

Photo from Alford Cemetery, Harrisburg, Linn Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Vivienne Edwards

 

AAFA NOTES: AAFA records list his birth as 16 Jan 1824, confirmed by his gravestone, in Claiborne Co., TN.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Martha Jane Rogers Alford; his children Albert Austin Alford, Emma Charlotta Alford Clover, Jesse Cornelius Alford, John Felberd Alford, Lucinda Caroline Alford Singletary, Melinda Frances Alford Hawke, and Nora Alice Alford Ingram; his father, Thomas Alford; and his siblings Matilda Alford Mansfield, Thomas B. Alford, and William Alford in this compilation.

            His mother was Thomas Alford’s first wife, Kesiah Cupp

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Russell 1824 TN1, Thomas 1802 VA2, William 1775 VA3, Thomas 1736 VA4, John 1696 ?? 5.

 

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RUTH L. ALFORD MICKELSON

 

MAIL TRIBUNE

Medford, Jackson Co., OR—Friday, 14 March 2003

 

[This obituary is not verbatim.]

 

            Ruth L. Mickelson, 77, of Medford, died on Tuesday, March 11, 2003, in Medford. Services [will be] held on Sunday at the First United Methodist Church in Medford. Interment was in Union Cemetery in Mooers Forks, New York.

            She was born on July 15, 1925, in Mooers Forks, New York, to Lynn and Gertrude Alford. She graduated from Champlain School of Nursing in Plattsburg, New York, and received a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Southern Oregon University in Ashland. On January 13, 1949, in Mooers Forks, New York, she married John Leonard Mickelson, who preceded her in death. She was a physician’s assistant and a neurological registered nurse.

            Survivors include four daughters, Sara Mickelson of Issaquah, Washington, Sherry Mickelson of New York City, JoAnn Brehm of Richland, Washington, and Judy Mickelson of Santa Barbara, California, and, son, Gary of New York City.

 

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PRESS-REPUBLICAN

Plattsburgh, NY—Tuesday, 4 May 2003

 

MEDFORD, Ore.—Ruth L. (Alford) Mickelson, 77, of Medford, Ore., and formerly of Mooers Forks, N.Y., passed away March 11, 2003.

            She was born July 15, 1925, in Mooers Forks, N.Y., to Lynn and Gertrude Alford.

            She graduated from Champlain School of Nursing in Plattsburgh, N.Y., and received a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Southern Oregon University, located in Ashland, Ore. On Jan. 13, 1949, she married John Mickelson in Mooers Forks, N.Y., who preceded her in death.

            Mrs. Mickelson worked as a physicians assistant and as a neurological registered nurse. She was a rosarian and a rose society show judge. Mrs. Mickelson enjoyed photography, knitting and crafting.

            Survivors include four daughters, JoAnn Brehm of Richland, Wash., Sara Mickelson of Issaquah, Wash., Sherry Mickelson of New York City and Judy Mickelson of Santa Barbara, Calif.; one son, Gary Mickelson of New York City; a son-in-law, John Brehm of Richland, Wash.; and a grandson. Other survivors include one brother, Harold Alford of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; and three sisters, Betty Morrison of Plattsburgh, N.Y., Eunice Babbie of Peru, N.Y., and Shirley Walker of Champlain, N.Y.

            A funeral service for Ruth L. Mickelson was held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, March 16, 2003, at the First Methodist Church in Medford, Ore....

            Burial will be at the Union Cemetery in Mooers Forks, N.Y., on May 6, 2003, at noon.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ruth L. Mickelson (SS# issued in IN), last residence Medford, Jackson Co., OR.

 

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RUTH LUCRETIA CARTER ALFORD

 

Source unknown

Wallowa Co., OR—_____ October 1986

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1992

 

            Ruth Alford, 87, died at the Wallowa County [OR] Nursing Home Thursday.

            She was born in Rimby, Mo., on Jan. 19, 1899 to William Landon and Jennie Louellen Carter.

            She married George Leonard Alford on April 9, 1917, in Rogers, N.M. The couple moved to Wallowa County from Oklahoma 61 years ago. She was homemaker and a member of the Silver Lake Rebekah Lodge. Her husband died on Jan. 24, 1979.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by sons, Merle and George of Joseph. Clebert of Portland, Glen of Baker; daughter, Joan Tippet of Asotin, Wash.; sisters, Eula Winfrey of Milton-Freewater, Cuba Mathews of Union Town, Wash., and DeMoise White of Enterprise; 17 grandchildren; 34 great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren.

            The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bollman Chapel in Enterprise, with the Rev. Charles Chase officiating.

            Interment will follow in the Enterprise Cemetery.

            Memorials may be sent to the charity of one’s choice or made to the Wallowa County Nursing Home or the United Methodist Church in care of Bollman Funeral Home, Main at West Third, Enterprise, Or., 97828.

 

Photo from Enterprise Cemetery, Enterprise, Wallowa Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Michelle Drayton-Fisher

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Oct 1986) dates of Ruth Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Joseph, Wallowa Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of her sons Clebert Carter Alford, George Wayne Alford, Glen Emory Alford, and Merle Leonard Alford in this compilation.

            OR Deaths lists Ruth Alford, died 30 Oct 1986 in Wallowa Co., OR, age 87, spouse George.

            Her middle name is from her Find A Grave memorial.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: George Leonard 1896 MO1, Pleasant Holloman 1849 TN2, John M. 1821 TN3, John 1786 NC4.

 

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SADIE BELLE ALFORD JAMES THOMPSON

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—Friday, 5 October 1984

 

            Sadie Belle Thompson, a Portland resident since 1960, died Tuesday [October 2] in a Portland hospital. She was 64. Funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in New Hope Baptist Church, with burial in Willamette National Cemetery.

            Mrs. Thompson was born in North Carolina. A licensed practical nurse, she was a retired surgical technician at Bess Kaiser Hospital. She lived in Northeast Portland. Mrs. Thompson was a member of New Hope Baptist Church and of the Missionary Society at local, state and national levels.

            Surviving are one daughter, Patricia J. Howard of Portland; one son, Alfred T. James of Salem; seven brothers, Burrell Alford of McKeesport, Pa., Thomas E. Alford of Pasadena, Calif., Charles and Gene Alford of Capitol Heights, Md., Rufus Alford of Elizabeth, Pa., and Ronald and Joseph Alford of Chicago; four sisters, Sue Smith of Jamaica, N.Y., Bernice Smith of Brooklyn, N.Y., Evelyn Bolding of Washington, D.C., and Della Jackson of Randallstown, Md.; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Judy Hoggatt

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sadie Thompson (SS# issued in NY) was born , 12 March 1920, last residence Portland, Multnomah Co., OR.

            We included the obituaries of her brother Rufus L. Alford in Pennsylvania Obituaries; and sister Bernice Alford Smith in Georgia Obituaries.

            Her parents, from several Ancestry family trees, were Horace Alford and Della Slade. Her grandparents were Burrell Alford and Susan McCrimmon.

            In 1930, Sadie Alford, age 10, is listed with her parents, Horace and Della Alford, and 4 siblings in Baltimore, MD. This is an African-American family.

            Her lineage: Sadie Belle 1920 NC1, Horace 1896 NC2, Burrell 1869 NC3.

 

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SALLY I. ALFORD VOSS

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—Thursday, 24 April 2003

 

            A memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 26, 2003, in Garfield Community Church in Estacada for Sally Voss who died on April 12 at age 63.

            She was born on October 22, 1939 in Mayville [Gilliam Co.] and was raised in Estacada. She was a meat wrapper for Horner’s Market.

            Survivors include her daughters, Kathy Williams, Kim Chaffant and Kristy Voss; sons, Bill McKinney, Kirt Voss, and Kipp Voss; mother and father, Bob and Winnie Hughes; 14 grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death dates of Sally I Voss (SS# issued in WA), but list her birth date as 21 Oct 1938, last residence Estacada, Clackamas Co., OR.

 

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SAMUEL NEWELL ALFORD

Great-Grandfather of Thomas Hall Beals, AAFA #0438

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—Saturday, 11 April 1908

 

            In this city, April 10, at the family residence, 459 Oxford st., Samuel Newell Alford, aged 58 years, 5 months. Member of Lincoln-Garfield Post, No. 3, G.A.R.

            Comrades of the G.A.R. and friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services, which will be held at the Portland Crematorium at 2 P.M. today(Saturday). Please omit flowers.

 

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THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—Tuesday, 14 April 1908

 

            At 459 Oxford street, April 10, Samuel N. Alford, a native of Ohio, aged 58.

 

AAFA NOTES: Samuel was born 30 Aug 1843 in Portage Co., OH, the son of Samuel Newell Alford and Sarah Jane McConnell.

            His wife was Frances E. Rulifson. From Iowa Marriages, 1809–1992 (FamilySearch.org): S.N. Allford married F.E. Rulifson on 27 Dec 1870 in Webster Co., IA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Samuel Newell 1843 OH1, Samuel Newell 1821 OH2, Levi 1789 MA3, Elijah 1757 MA4, Elijah 1732 CT5, Josiah 1696 CT6, Josiah 1649 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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SARAH ELLEN DAVIS ALFORD

 

Photo from Alford Family Tree, Ancestry.com, submitter Swordsmen64

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Monday, 30 July 1956

 

            Sarah Ellen Alford, 80, 2380 Peoria Road, Harrisburg, died Saturday, July 28, 1956. Services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Harrisburg Chapel of Murphy Funeral Home. Vault interment will be in Alford Cemetery.

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Albert Austin Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her children Otto Emil Alford, Dillard O. Alford, and Velma Frances Alford Evans in this compilation.

            Her parents were James Franklin Davis and Bernetta Jane Stucker.

 

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SAUL ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—4 September 2001

 

            A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2001, in Neveh Zedek-Rose City Lodge Cemetery for Saul Alford, who died Sept. 2 at age 71.

            Mr. Alford was born Oct. 13, 1929, in New York City. He received bachelor’s degrees from the University of Chicago and City College of New York and master’s degrees from Northwestern University and the University of Chicago. He was a quality assurance engineer for Aerojet General in Sacramento, Calif., and Argonne National Laboratories in Chicago, then was a computer programmer for Official Airline Guides in Oak Brook, Ill., until he retired in the late 1980s. He moved to Portland in 1992. In 1952, he married Muriel Schaeffer; she died in 1996.

            Survivors include his son, Seth; brother, Jack; and two grandchildren.

            Remembrances to any autism research or aid organization. Arrangements by Holman’s.

 

 

Photos from Neveh Zedek-Rose City Lodge Cemetery, Portland, Washington Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Chris Carlson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Saul Alford (SS# issued in NY), last residence Portland, Washington Co., OR.

            See the obituary of his wife, Muriel Schaeffer Alford, in this compilation.

 

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SHEILA DOREEN COOPER ALFORD

 

HERMISTON HERALD

Hermiston, Umatilla Co., OR—Monday, 29 June 2009

 

 

Aug. 20, 1948–June 24, 2009

 

            Sheila Doreen Alford died Wednesday, June 24, 2009 at her daughter’s home in Pendleton at the age of 60. She was born Aug. 20, 1948 at Hermiston to parents, George Gaylord and Beatrice Yvonne (Smith) Cooper.

            Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, July 2, 2009 at the Hermiston Cemetery in Hermiston. Following the service there will be a gathering for family and friends at the Seventh Day Adventist Church CSC Building, 855 W. Highland Ave., Hermiston.

            Sheila was born and raised in Hermiston, and graduated from Hermiston High School in 1966. On June 22, 1968 she married LeeRoy Allen Alford in Winnemucca, Nev. She worked as a secretary for the Umatilla Army Depot and the Bureau of Reclamation. Sheila was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She enjoyed riding motorcycles, singing, fishing, vacationing at the ocean, helping others in need, and spending time with her family, grandkids and friends.

            She is survived by husband, LeeRoy Alford of Stanfield; mother, Beatrice Cooper of Hermiston; son, Seth Alford of Walla Walla, Wash.; three daughters, Sherra Alford of Pendleton, Tanna Alford of Pendleton and Alisha Alford; three brothers, Gary Cooper of Hermiston, Jack Cooper of Sumpter, and Jess Cooper of Hermiston; and five grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her father, George Cooper.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, 3101 SW Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland, OR 97201 or to the Echo Softball Team.

            Burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in care of arrangements.

 

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

 

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TERESA D. “TERI” HALLFORD BOAZ

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—Tuesday, 30 May 2006

 

            A service will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, June 3, 2006, at Willamina High School for Teresa D. “Teri” Boaz, who died May 28 of cancer at age 57.

            Teresa D. Hallford was born May 11, 1949, in Bend [Deschutes Co.], and raised in Silverton [Marion Co.]. She moved to Willamina [Yamhill Co.] in 1973 and was a cook and then head cook for the Willamina School District for 22 years. In 1970, she married James L.

            Survivors include her husband; daughter, Tracy Avalon; son, Ryan; mother, Donna Watts; brother, Doug Hallford; sister, Sharon Brooks; and four grandchildren.

            Remembrances to the National Kidney Foundation. Arrangements by Rose City.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Teresa D. Boaz (SS# issued in OR), last residence Willamina, Yamhill Co., OR.

 

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THELMA A. JONES ALFORD

Sister-in-law of Enola Marie Alford Burke, AAFA #0023

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Saturday, 25 April 1987

 

            Thelma A. Alford, of Eugene, died April 22, 1987, at the age of 76. She was born in Yakima, Washington on September 14, 1919.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Neal, and her daughter, Leola Marie Fisher.

            She is survived by 4 daughters, Barbara Lewis, Patricia Faccio, and Bobbie Casey, all of Eugene, and Rae Crowson, of Elmira; 2 sons: William Alford, of Eugene, and Richard Alford of Portland; 2 brothers: Lawrence Jones and Ted Jones, both of Springfield; and a step-sister, Wibby L. Hommedieu of Oakridge; 19 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren.

            Memorial services will be Monday, April 27, at 1 pm at Lounsbury-Musgrove Funeral Chapel....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Apr 1987) dates of Thelma Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Eugene, Lane Co., OR.

            See the obituary of her husband’s father, William Everett Alford, in this compilation.

 

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THOMAS ALFORD

 

Photo and caption from Alicia Houston, AAFA #0001—photo originally from Robert Carr, 2nd great grandson of Thomas Alford

 

ALBANY DEMOCRAT

Albany, Linn Co., OR—Friday, 30 November 1892

 

            Thomas Alford who since 1850 has resided on a farm near Harrisburg in this county, died yesterday at the extreme old age of 92. Mr. Alford came to this state in 1850. He was a man of most exemplary moral character and was noted for his pronounced personal integrity. Every man who knew him well could safely say that he was made a better man by reason of this acquaintanceship. His loss will be mourned by a large circle of relatives and acquaintances. He was buried. Peace be to his ashes.

 

Photo from Alford Cemetery, Harrisburg, Linn Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bob Wilson

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his third wife, Emaline Galey Alford; and children by his first wife, Kesiah Cupp, in this compilation: Matilda Alford Mansfield, Thomas B. Alford, and William Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Thomas 1802 VA1, William 1775 VA2, Thomas 1736 VA3, John 1696 ?? 4.

 

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THOMAS B. ALFORD

 

Photo from Alicia Roundy Houston, AAFA #0001

 

LAKE COUNTY EXAMINER

Lakeville, Lake Co., OR—6 June 1912

 

ANOTHER VETERAN TAKEN FROM LIST

THOMAS ALFORD SUCCUMBS TO DROPSY AFTER A LONG SPELL OF ILLNES

 

            At the ripe age of 73 years, 2 months and 5 days, Tuesday, June 4, Thomas A. Alford died at the 70 ranch north of Lakeview. Deceased was a victim of dropsy and had been suffering from the attack for several months.

            He was a native of Benton county, Missouri, and a veteran of the Union Army. He had been a resident of this section for several years and was man of most honorable principals. He had innumearable [sic] friends all of whom held him in the highest esteem. He leaves to mourn his death two sons, William and Thomas and one daughter Mrs. Phil Mulkey.

            The funeral, took place yesterday afternoon from the Baptist church, Rev. H. Smith officiating and interrment [sic] followed in the I.O.O.F. cemetery. The pall bearers were: J. Frankl, Mike Hart, R.T. Striplin, M.S. Barnes, R.A. Paxton and S. Moss.

            Tis with a stinging pang of regret that the Examiner is compelled to chronicle the passing of so many pioneers who were instrumental in carving this civilized community from a vast wilderness, and in this work Thomas Alford played an active part. While death is no doubt a great relief to this man who had been suffering so intensely from his illness, his loss is keenly felt.

 

Photo from IOOF Cemetery, Lakeview, Lake Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bill Gransee

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, Thomas Alford; and siblings Matilda Alford Mansfield and Russell Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his daughter Lenna Alford Estee in California Obituaries.

            His birth place in the obituary is Benton Co., MO, but he may have been born in Chariton Co., MO. His mother was Thomas Alford’s first wife, Kesiah Cupp.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Thomas B. 1839 MO1, Thomas 1802 VA2, William 1775 VA3, Thomas 1736 VA4, John 1696 ?? 5.

 

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THOMAS CLIFFORD ALFORD

 

IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS

El Centro, Imperial Co., CA—Sunday, 30 July 2006

 

 

            Tom C. Alford, 70, of Adams [Umatilla Co.], Oregon passed away on Sunday, July 23.

            Tom was born July 20, 1936, in El Centro, CA. A true Imperial Valley native, Tom was raised in El Centro and graduated from Central Union High School in 1955. Growing up, when he wasn’t helping his parents with the family business, Alford’s Liquor Store, he was always involved in something related to cattle or agriculture.

            In 1958, he married Irene Arnaiz of Imperial after serving two years in Germany in the U.S. Army.

            Tom graduated from Cal-Poly Pomona in 1961 with a B.S. in Agriculture Business Management. Shortly thereafter, he decided to put his expertise to work in the livestock industry in Athena [Umatilla Co.], OR. Tom relocated his family to Athena where he and wife Irene raised their three children.

            Throughout his life, he remained a dedicated Cattleman and was extremely involved in the livestock industry and passionate about promoting the Beef Industry. Tom was a life-long member and board member for the Northwest Livestock PCA where throughout the years he established many lifelong friends. In addition he served as Vice President for the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association in 1974.

            Over the years, he managed cattle across the West coast from Hunter Liggett, CA, to Oregon and the Imperial Valley.

            Tom loved visiting family and friends and thought nothing of jumping in his pick-up for a quick 1200-mile road trip. Whether it was to El Centro or Nevada, you never knew when he would show up, or with what. (Livestock and all!) In the later part of his life, he especially enjoyed spending time at the Cherry Creek Ranch in Butte Valley, Nevada, ranching and horseback riding with his friends and family.

            Tom was preceded in death by his parents, Aaron and Irene Alford, brothers Mike and Richard Alford, of El Centro, and wife Irene Alford, of Athena.

            Tom is survived by companion Penny French, of Adams, son Charlie and wife Andra, and daughters; Chandler, Cassidy and Camryn, of El Centro, CA; daughter Evie Box and sons Paul, Brian and Cody, and daughter Tiffany, of Littleton, CO; son Cliff and wife Julie, and daughter Jordan and son Calder, of Athena....

 

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EAST OREGONIAN

Pendleton, Umatilla Co., OR—Friday, 28 July 2006

 

July 20, 1936–July 23, 2006

 

ADAMS—Tom C. Alford died July 23, 2006, at St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla. He was 70. A celebration of life service will be held at a later date....

            Mr. Alford was born July 20, 1936, in El Centro, Calif., to Aaron and Irene Bogue Alford. He served in the U.S. Army for two years.

            He married Irene Arnaiz on Aug. 3, 1958. Mr. Alford graduated from California-Polytechnic in 1961. He and his family moved to Athena in 1965 where Mr. Alford worked in the livestock industry. He served as vice-president of the Oregon Cattlemen’s Association and the Northwest Livestock PCA, where he made many lifelong friends.

            He enjoyed traveling to visit family and friends and spending time on his ranch in Nevada.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife; and brothers Mike and Richard Alford.

            He is survived by companion Penny French of Adams; daughter Evie Box of Littleton, Colo.; sons Charlie Alford of El Centro, Calif., and Cliff Alford of Athena; and eight grandchildren.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the Athena Library Building Fund or to the Oregon Cattleman’s Stewardship Fund through Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home, 902 S. Main St., Milton-Freewater, 97862.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Tom C. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Athena, Umatilla Co., OR.

            See the obituary of his wife, Irene D. Arnaiz Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his nephew Thomas Aaron Alford in California Obituaries.

            California Birth Index, 1905–1995 (Ancestry.com), lists Thomas Clifford Alford born 20 July 1936 in Imperial Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Bogue.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy Known Descendants of Lodwick Alford and Judith Jackson.

            His lineage: Thomas Clifford 1936 CA1, Aaron Leon 1913 TX2, Thomas Zachary 1886 TX3, Zachariah/Zachary Taylor 1850 GA4, James Andrew Jackson 1814 GA5, Lodwick 1775 NC6.

 

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THOMAS E. ALFORD

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Monday, 22 February 1932

 

PIONEER RESIDENT PASSES AT COBURG

 

            Thomas E. Alford, son of a pioneer Lane county family, died at his home at Coburg Monday at 4 a.m. at the age of 79 years.

            Funeral announcements will be made later from the Poole-Gray-Bartholomew chapel here.

            Mr. Alford was born Jan. 26, 1853, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Alford, who came to Oregon in 1880 and settled on a donation land claim three miles north of Harrisburg. He married Francis Etherton, of Rock Point, and moved to Coburg in 1890. He was a member of the Masonic lodge for 52 years and is one of a few in the county who earned 50 year jewels in the lodge.

            He is survived by his widow; six children, Lydia E. Gray, Etta F. Chandler, Clara E. Vogt, Clayton Alford, of Coburg; Clarence Alford, of Marcola, and Edna Hazelton, of Springfield; 13 grandchildren; three brothers, Newton and John of Albany, and Austin of Harrisburg; and seven sisters, Mrs. C K. Hardesty and Mrs. Lee Ingram, of Harrisburg; Mrs. C.P. Clover and Mrs. Wallace Hawk, of Springfield; Mrs. Delila Sheldon, of Marcola; Mrs. J.N. Singletary, of Eugene, and Mrs. G.A. McPhee, of Linden, Idaho.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2012/240/57981965_134617614896.jpg

Photo from Masonic Cemetery, Eugene, Lane Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bob Wilson

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Frances M. Singletary Alford; and children Clayton Benjamin Alford, James Clarence Alford, Etta Florence Alford Chandler, and Edna Laverne Alford Hoselton in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Thomas E. 1853 OR1, Russell 1824 TN2, Thomas 1802 VA3, William 1775 VA4, Thomas 1736 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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THOMAS JONES ALFRED

 

HERALD AND NEWS

Klamath Falls, Klamath Co., OR—29 April 2005

 

            Thomas Jones Alfred, 86, died April 24, 2005, in Klamath Falls from natural causes.

            Mr. Alfred was born in Mississippi to George and Pearley Mae (Mundy) Alfred. He left school after the sixth grade to work in the fields. He joined the U.S. Army, serving with distinction in World War II in the Pacific Theater, for which he was awarded the Bronze Star. Following the service he lived in St. Louis for a few years, then moved to Klamath Falls in the 1950s. He was employed with Klamath Disposal for more than 30 years before retiring.

            He was a longtime member of the House of Prayer church, where he served as senior elder.

            He loved gardening, fishing and singing in the church choir as well as in a quartet.

            He is survived by his wife, Lela Alfred of Klamath Falls; son and daughter-in-law Melvin and Michelle Alfred of Seattle; son Andrew Alfred of Las Vegas; step-daughters Marie Crenshaw-Whigam of Klamath Falls and Wianzo Greene of Pomona, Calif.; stepsons Herald Armstrong of Redding, Calif; Carl Ray Armstrong of Portland and Henry Armstrong of Klamath Falls; grandson and wife Earl and Suzie Bailey; grandson Jason Alfred; a host of other grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister Alma Roy of Klamath Falls and special friend Lynette Hammond of Klamath Falls.

            He was preceded in death by his third wife Mamie; sisters Oleavia Phillips, Ellie May Bray and Troy Bailey; brother R.D. Alfred and nephew Rezo Kennedy.

 

Photo from Eternal Hills Cemetery, Klamath Falls, Klamath Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jeanie Sawyer

Inscription: Married 12-2-1971

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Tom J. Alfred (SS# issued in MS) was born 12 Dec 1918, last residence Klamath Falls, Klamath Co., OR.

            Tom’s fourth wife was Lela Mae Easterling Alfred, daughter of Amos and Alice Lee Easterling. She died 22 Apr 2006 in Pomona, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            This family used both Alfred and Alford as last names. Tom’s father is buried in the same cemetery as George Wes Alford.

 

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VADIE E. DICKS ALFORD

 

IDAHO STATESMAN

Boise, Ada Co., ID—Thursday, 28 December 2006

 

            Vadie E. Dicks Alford, 95, Ontario [Malheur Co., OR], died Monday [December 25] at home. Services will be at 11 a.m. today at Ontario 3rd LDS Ward. Family will receive friends from 10 to 10:45 a.m. today at the Relief Society Room. Burial will follow at Rosedale Memorial Gardens, Payette [Payette Co. ID]. Arrangements by Haren-Wood Funeral Chapel, Ontario.

 

Photo from Rosedale Memorial Gardens, Payette, Payette Co., ID—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cheryl Hanson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Vadie E. Dicks (SS # issued in FL) was born 21 Nov 1911 and d. 25 Dec 2006, last residence Ontario, Malheur Co., OR.

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

            Her husband’s lineage: Walter 1922 WV1, Sylvannus 1884 WV2, Adam A. 1841 VA3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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VELMA FRANCES ALFORD EVANS

 

Photo from Alford Family Tree, Ancestry.com, submitter Swordsmen64

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Thursday, 18 October 1990

 

            Velma Frances Evans of Harrisburg, died October 17, 1990, in Ashland, Oregon at the age of 84. She was born August 27, 1906, in Harrisburg, Oregon to parents Austin and Ella Alford, a pioneer family. She was a lifetime resident of Harrisburg and was a member of the Harrisburg Flower Club, the Lake Creek Grange and the Methodist Church.

            She was united in marriage June 11, 1929, to her husband, Wilbur Evans who preceded her in death in 1979.

            She is survived by 2 daughters, Jan Elliott of Ashland and Florence Kaiura of Tacoma, Washington, 1 son, Bob Evans of Philomath, 12 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren.

            Graveside services will be held Saturday, October 20, 10:00 a.m. at Alford Cemetery, Harrisburg. Murphy-Musgrove Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Photo from Alford Cemetery, Harrisburg, Linn Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, hklucas.

 

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

            See the obituaries of her parents, Albert Austin Alford and Sarah Ellen Davis Alford; and siblings Otto Emil Alford and Dillard O. Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Velma Frances 1906 OR1, Albert Austin 1867 OR2, Russell 1824 TN3, Thomas 1802 VA4, William 1775 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ?? 7.

 

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VELMA OLIVE MOSKOP ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—Tuesday, 6 August 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2003

 

            Velma Olive Alford an Arkansas native, died Aug. 4, 1996, at her Portland home of causes related to scleroderma or hardened-skin disease, at age. She was 82. A viewing will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 7, 1996 in Ross Hollywood Chapel. in Portland. No service will be held.

            Mrs. Alford was born Feb. 13, 1914, in Pocahontas, Ark. Her maiden name was Moskop. She moved to Eugene, Ore., where she met and married her husband, Clell L. Alford on July 7, in 1935. They couple moved to Portland in 1939.

            Mrs. Alford worked was a bookkeeper for Pendleton Woolen Mills for about eight years and She also was a cashier for Charles F. Berg for three years. She retired in the 1960’s.

            Her husband died in 1991.

            Survivors include her two sisters, Pairlee “Billie” Courtright of Springfield and Ellen Tinker of Klamath Falls.

            Private mausoleum entombment interment will take be in Portland Memorial Mausoleum.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Velma O. Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Portland, Multnomah Co., OR.

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

 

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VERL EDWARD ALFORD

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Monday, 14 January 1935

 

CRESWELL, Jan. 14 (Special)—Verl Edward Alford, 20, died Sunday [January 13] at the home of his brother, Norleigh Alford, in Eugene. He was a resident of Creswell.

            He was born March 27, 1914, in Coquille, and is survived by his mother, Mrs. Cora Cornell; and his stepfather, E.L. Cornell, both of Creswell; his father, R.E. Alford; two brothers, Norleigh and Harold; two sisters, Mrs. Nelda Westrope and Mrs. Arla Mertes, both of Eugene; his grandfather, J.B. Endicott; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. P.A. Alford of Eugene; three nephews and a niece.

            The family came to Creswell in 1924, and Verl Alford graduated from Creswell high school with the class of 1934. He was a member of the Christian church.

            Funeral services will be held Tuesday, at 2 p.m., at the Schwering chapel, with Rev. Melvin Traxler officiating and burial in the Creswell cemetery.

 

Photo from Creswell Pioneer Cemetery, Creswell, Lane Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cindy Watson

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his brother Norleigh Leroy Alford in this compilation.

            His lineage: Verl Edward 1914 OR1, Rollie Everett 1885 OR2, Philip 1854 CA3.

 

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VERNE EUGENE ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—Tuesday, 2 September 2008

 

            A gathering will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2008, in the Hillsboro home of Pam Bulmann for Verne E. Alford of Portland, who died Aug. 22 at age 83.

            Verne E. Alford was born Sept. 3, 1924, in Portland. He served in the Navy during World War II and in the Navy Reserve. He was a lineman for PGE. He married Joanne Olson Mills.

            Survivors include his wife; daughters, Pam Bulmann, Debbie Romjue and Nancy Alford ; stepdaughter, Julie Mitchell; stepsons, Ken Mills, Clay Mills and Marty Mills; 10 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

            Remembrances to Providence Hospice. Arrangements by Wilhelm’s Portland Memorial.

 

Photo from Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Judy Chambers

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Verne E. Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Portland, Multnomah Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of his father, Eugene Clair Alford Jr.; and brother Clair Willis Alford in this compilation.

            1930 census in Portland, Multnomah Co., OR: E. Clair Alford, 36 OR (parents b. NY and PA); his wife Pearle J. 34 OR (parents b. KS and MN); and sons Clair W. 10 OR, and Verne E. 4-6/12 OR.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Verne Eugene 1924 OR1, Eugene Clair 1895 OR2, Eugene Clair 1866 IA3, Henry Constantine 1828 NY4, Clark Baker 1803 VT5, Ashley Owen 1770 VT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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VIRGINIA CLARA HALFORD HAMILTON

 

THE WORLD

Coos Bay, Coos Co., OR—30 March 1996

 

            Funeral services for Virginia Hamilton, 68, of Coos Bay, were held at Coos Bay Chapel. Interment was at Ocean View Memory Garden. She passed away on March 28, 1996, of natural causes.

            She was born on August 31, 1927, at Barnsdall, Oklahoma, the daughter of James N. and Etta C. Halford. She married William A. Hamilton on June 14, 1958, at Springfield. A son, Larry, A grandson, Jimmy, and one brother preceded her in death.

            Survivors include her husband of Coos Bay, daughter CeCelia (Greg) Miller of Coos Bay, two sisters, and three brothers.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ March 1996) dates of Virginia C. Hamilton (SS# issued in OK), last residence Coos Bay, Coos Co., OR.

 

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VIRGINIA TENNESSEE “JENNIE” NEIL ALFORD

 

EVENING HERALD

Klamath Falls, Klamath Co., OR—30 June 1920

 

            Death this morning called Mrs. R.A. Alford, an old resident and esteemed of the community, at the family home, 536 Conger avenue. Her death resulted from a heart ailment. Although she has suffered with the disease for several years, she had not been bed-ridden until yesterday, when an acute attack came on.

            She is survived by her husband and two sons, A.C. and L.R. Alford, of Fresno, Calif., two sisters, Mrs. W.E. Dean and Mrs. J.J. Murphy of Ashland, Ore., and three brothers, William Neil of Douglas county, Clayborne Neil of Eugene, and Robert Neil of Ashland. Mrs. Dean and Mrs. Murphy are expected to arrive tonight and the sons from Fresno will be here tomorrow night for the funeral which will be held here.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Jackson county, October 26, 1856. She had been a resident of Klamath county for six years. She was an active member of the Order of the Eastern Star and Rebekah chapter. In her religious faith she early affiliated with the Methodist church, and always followed the precepts of the faith devoutly.

            A loveable, refined, loyal and devoted woman, her sudden death will be a blow to the enire community.

 

Photo from Linkville Pioneer Cemetery, Klamath Falls, Klamath Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jeanie Sawyer

 

AAFA NOTES: AAFA NOTES: OR Deaths lists Virginia Tennessee Alford, died 30 June 1920 in Klamath Co.

            See the obituary of her mother-in-law, Catherine K. Brinker Alford; and her sister-in-law Laura Alice Alford Willits in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Russell A. 1855 OR1, Albert 1833 MO2, Thomas 1802 VA3, William 1775 VA4, Thomas 1736 VA5, John 1696 ?? 6.

                                                                                                  

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WALDEN TAYLOR ALFORD

 

WEEKLY OREGON STATESMAN

Salem, Marion Co., OR—Tuesday, 17 May 1910

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2003

 

            W.T. Alford, a painter, who was terribly burned in Portland and met death from the accident, was a resident of Salem. Relatives of the dead man reside in South Salem at La Feile and Rock streets.

            In speaking of the tragedy a Portland dispatch says:

            Injuries from the burning graphite received Friday evening on the roof of the Oregon Wood Distillery company at Linnton caused the death of W.T. Alford, a painter. A spark from the smokestack of the plant ignited the fluid with which he was painting the building. He suffered intense agony.

            While on the roof of the distillery with a rope around his waist, one end of which was fastened to the building, he was caught like a rat in a trap. He could not untie the rope and the blaze quickly consumed his clothing. Alford’s face, arms and upper part of the body were burned to a crisp. He died Saturday morning at 7 o’clock at the Good Samaritan hospital.

            The graphite with which he was spraying the roof of the building is highly inflammable until dried. After that there is no danger. In order to work on the roof, Alford had tied a rope around his waist, and fastened the other end to the roof. When the spark started the fire, he was unable to get away. Harvey Faunalson, another roofer, was nearby, but fell to the ground. Workmen in the distillery finally reached the burning man with ladders and directed a stream of water upon him. Dr. S.M. Mann of Linnton was called, but nothing could be done. The distillery is near the Whitwood Court station on the United Rail ways line.

            E.C. Alford, father of the dead man, arrived at the hospital Saturday evening. The body will be removed to Salem for interment.

 

Photo from City View Cemetery, Salem, Marion Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Patricia Carson

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Eugene Clair Alford Sr. and Ethel May Piggott Alford; and his siblings Eugene Clair Alford Jr., Lela Glee Alford Gear, Max L. Alford, and Aggie Alford Larson in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Walden Taylor 1888 IN1, Eugene Clair 1866 IA2, Henry Constantine 1828 NY3, Clark Baker 1803 VT4, Ashley Owen 1770 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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WEBSTER W. ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—25 June 1969

 

            Alford—Webster W.; father of Webster Jr. and Gene Ray Alford.

            Friends invited to services Thursday, 11 am, Batman’s Chapel of the Dawn, NE Sandy at 112th. Oregon Lodge N. 101 AF&AM conducting. Private interment Willamette National Cemetery.

 

Photo from Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, AM Hentges Krieg

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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WILBUR R. “WEBB” ALFORD

 

EAST OREGONIAN

Pendleton, Umatilla Co., OR—Tuesday, 21 August 2000

 

            Wilbur R. “Webb” Alford, 65, of Spray, died Friday, Aug. 18, 2000, at his home.

            Graveside service was today at Haystack Cemetery near Spray.

            Mr. Alford was born Jan. 17, 1935, at Condon, to Phil and Bonnie Farrar Alford. He lived with Clarence and Martina Warren family for many years. He attended school at Spray then served with the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict.

            He worked on several ranches in Wheeler County before going to work at Kinzua Corporation. Following the mill closure, he worked for the Wheeler County Road Department for the next 20 years and also served as a deputy sheriff in Wheeler County for 20 years.

            On June 17, 1972, he married Judy Cecil at Spray.

            He was a member of Condon Elks Lodge 1869. He was involved in community activities including the school board, Spray Rodeo Association, EMTs, the Hunter’s Safety group, and the Spray Ambulance Barbecue.

            He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing, and spending time with family and friends.

            Survivors include his wife, Judy Alford, at the home; sons, Bill of Hereford, Ore., Jason of Salem, and Justin of Portland; brothers, Walt, Jim and Marvin, all of Yakima, Wash.; sisters, Sharon Lewis of Tillamook, and Chris Woods of Seattle. He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Jean Brewer.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the Spray Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 123, Spray, OR 97874.

            Sweeney Mortuary of Heppner is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Haystack Cemetery, Wheeler Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Dan and Barbara Horn

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Wilbur R. Alford (SS# issued in WA), last residence Spray, Wheeler Co., OR.

            Online family trees say his father was Phelbert William Alford, son of William Lemuel Alford and Catherine “Carrie” Grisel.

 

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WILLIAM ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—7 November 1901

 

HARRISBURG, Or., Nov. 6—William Alford, an Oregon pioneer of 1850, died at his home, five miles northeast of Harrisburg, yesterday.

            Mr. Alford was born in Tennessee, April 26, 1822. In 1850, in Missouri, he married Miss Mary Ann Mansfield. In April, 1850, his wife’s brother, Moses Mansfield, formed a party, known as the “Mansfield train,” which Mr. Alford and family joined, and crossed the plains to Oregon, with ox teams, arriving in this state in October of that year. Mr. Alford took up a donation claim 12½ miles east of Brownsville.

            A wife and six children survive him—John R. Alford, Mrs. W.L. Wright, Albert and Isom Alford, of Harrisburg; Mrs. Martha Pierce, of Waterville, Wash., and Mrs. Frances Arnspigor, of Sawpit, Colo.

 

Photo from Alford Cemetery, Harrisburg, Linn Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Vivienne Edwards

 

AAFA NOTES: AAFA records list his birth as 22 April 1822, as on his gravestone, in Claiborne Co., TN.

            See the obituaries of his father, Thomas Alford; and siblings Matilda Alford Mansfield and Russell Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: William 1822 TN1, Thomas 1802 VA2, William 1775 VA3, Thomas 1736 VA4, John 1696 ?? 5.

 

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WILLIAM EVERETT ALFORD

Father of Enola Marie Alford Burke, AAFA #0023

 

THE REGISTER-GUARD

Eugene, Lane Co., OR—Saturday, 24 January 1981

 

            Everett Alford of 483 Cheshire Avenue, Eugene, died January 23, 1981.

            He was born September 12, 1893 in Harrisburg and had been a lifelong resident of this area. He was united in marriage April 11, 1917, in Eugene, to Addie L. Hatfield, who survives him.

            Father of Neal and Norman, both of Eugene, Enola Burke, and Alvin, both of Springfield, Richard of Winchester Bay; brother of Clell of Portland, Ivan of Eugene, Bessie Matson of Eugene, Doris Tribble of Oakland, California; 13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; numerous nieces and nephews.

            He was a longtime employee of the City of Eugene Maintenance Division, retiring in 1961.

            Graveside services will be held Monday, January 26, at 2:30 PM in West Lawn Memorial Park with Pastor Dan Quelio of Emmanus Lutheran Church officiating. Lounsbury-Musgrove Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

 

Photo from West Lawn Memorial Park, Eugene, Lane Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rena Robbins

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of William Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Eugene, Lane Co., OR.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Addie Leola Hatfield Alford; his sons Alvin Lavern Alford, Richard A. Alford, and Norman Lee Alford; his parents, John Felberd Alford and Lillie Bell Perkins Alford; and his siblings Bessie Beatrice Alford Hatfield Matson, Clell Lavern Alford, Douglas Lee Alford, and Emery Ray Alford in this compilation.

            The section of the cemetery where he is buried is Garden of Canaan Lot 138 space 9, next to his wife.

            1930 census, Eugene, Lane Co., OR: Everett W. Alford, 36 OR (parents b. OR); his wife Addie L., 30 MO; and children, all b. OR: Neal M. 12, Norman L. 10, Enola M. 8, Alvin L. 5, and Richard A. 0/12.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: William Everett 1893 OR1, John Felberd 1865 OR2, Russell 1824 TN3, Thomas 1802 VA4, William 1775 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ?? 7.

 

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WILLIAM ROBERT ALFORD, SR.

Great-Uncle of Tony Kirk, AAFA #1005

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—Wednesday, 1 September 2010

 

 

            William “Bill” Robert Alford Sr., the son of Alva Clark Alford and Lurena Brace Alford, was born Aug. 30, 1916, in Buxton [Washington Co., OR]. William passed away Aug. 29, 2010, one day before his 94th birthday.

            In 1943 he married Norma Wilhelm; she preceded him in death in 2004.

            He is survived by his sons, Ramon Alford and his wife, Karen; William Alford Jr.; Larry Alford and his wife, Vickie; and Raymond Alford and his wife, Ellen; daughters, Janet Alford; Carol Alford; and MaryEllen Thomason and her husband, Chuck; 17 grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; and loving caregivers, William Bentley and Rosemary Borene.

            William served his country in the U.S. Coast Guard on the USS Carson City, which escorted Gen. Douglas MacArthur to the Philippines and New Guinea. William was employed by Georgia-Pacific for 26 years in Coquille, retiring in 1978 as a machinist, welder, and mechanic. In 1992 he settled in New Meadows, Idaho. From 1987 through 1989 William made a violin, it was a slow process. It was made from five different woods from trees grown in Oregon. He loved working with wood and turning things out on his metal lathe.

            A graveside service with military honors will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010, in Willamette National Cemetery, Portland. Services are entrusted to Wilhelm’s Portland Memorial Funeral Home, 503-236-4141.

 

Photo from Willamette National Cemetery, Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Claudia Towne Smith

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of William Robert Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Portland, Clackamas Co., OR.

            See the obituary of his mother, Lurena Brace King Alford; and grandmother Eva A. Matteson Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his second wife, Norma Lee Wilhelm Alford, in Idaho Obituaries; and his half-brother Everett Vernon Alford in Washington Obituaries.

            From Alford2 Family Tree, Ancestry.com (submitted by Janet Alford, daughter of William and his first wife): William married (1) Verita June Hayes on 22 Sept 1936; they were divorced. He married (2) Norma Lee Wilhelm on 17 Aug 1943.

            From Richard Kirk, AAFA #1005: “Uncle” Bill was a half brother of my grandmother Florence Irene Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: William Robert 1916 OR1, Alva Clark 1871 IL2, Martin Luther 1846 IL3, Clark Baker 1803 VT4, Ashley Owen 1770 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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WILLIAM RUSSELL”RUSS” ALFORD

Uncle of Cheryl Alford Kula, AAFA #0065

 

SIUSLAW NEWS

Florence, Lane Co., OR—Wednesday, 12 February 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            William R. (Russ) Alford Sr. of Florence died Feb. 6, 1997. He was born July 21, 1910 in Philomath.

            Alford moved from Lebanon to Lorane in 1941 and retired as a self-employed logger and farmer.

            He was a member of IOOF Oddfellows Lodge and grange in Lorane.

            He enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing golf.

            He was preceded in death by several brothers and sisters and one daughter.

            Alford is survived by a son, William (Bill), of Florence; a sister, Agnes Caswell, of Holly, Ore.; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

            Burns’s Riverside Chapel Florence Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

 

Photo from Lane Memorial Gardens, Eugene, Lane Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cindy Watson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates W.R. Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Florence, Lane Co., OR.

            See the obituary of his sister Agnes Pearl Alford Caswell in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: William Russell 1910 OR1, Orville Leland 1884 OR2, William Newton 1858 OR3, Russell 1824 TN4, Thomas 1802 VA5, William 1775 VA6, Thomas 1736 VA7, John 1696 ?? 8.

 

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WILMA FAY MADDOX GRAY JOHNSON HALFORD

 

NEWS TIMES

Willamina, Yamhill Co., OR—6 March 2002

 

            Wilma Halford, 86, of Willamina, OR, died on March 1, 2002. Private family services were held on Tuesday. Interment was in Toledo Cemetery. Macy & Son Funeral Directors in McMinnville were in charge of arrangements.

            She was born June 19, 1915, in Sweeny, TX, to Warren and Chlorena Darby Maddox. As a young girl, she moved to Oklahoma, where she was raised and educated. She moved to Akron, Colorado, in the early 1930’s. She married Dennis Gray in 1933 in Colorado. In the early 1940’s, they moved to Stayton, Oregon. Twenty years later they moved to Toledo where they remained until 1985. They then moved to Willamina.

            Survivors include her son, Oliver Johnson of Toledo, daughter, Wilda Lake of Grand Ronde, 10 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren. Her first husband, Dennis, sons Dennis, Alvin, and Frank, and sister, Della Addison, preceded her in death.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Wilma F. Halford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Willamina, Yamhill Co., OR.

 

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ZELDA ANN BUTLER ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—Tuesday, 10 June 2014

 

 

Alford, Zelda Ann 75

July 07, 1938 – May 17, 2014

 

            Zelda Ann Butler was born July 7, 1938, in Portland, to Ruth and James Butler. She attended Beaumont grade school and Grant High School. In January 1955, she married Bobby Alford and they moved to Southern California. Son, Richard, and daughter, Joyce, were born there. Zelda worked evenings as a chip girl in a card club and enjoyed the responsibility and competence required of her in that job. In 1958, the young family moved back to Portland. Daughter, Kathleen, was born in 1963. Zelda worked for U.S. Bank and later for Providence Medical Center, becoming the payroll supervisor and retiring from that position.

            During her retirement, she spent several years giving piano lessons to neighborhood children. Zelda was genuinely interested in and cared about all her neighbors, her children’s friends and all her family. She could strike up a friendly, meaningful conversation with anyone in any setting.

            After a courageous battle with an aggressive leukemic cancer, Zelda died at home surrounded by her loving family. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.

            She is survived by her three children; grandchildren, Rachael Payne, Jacob and Savannah Alford, Andrew, Sarah, Sophie and Thea Kindschuh, Christopher, Anna and Samuel Ebeling; and great-grandchildren, Taryn and Christopher.

            A celebration of her life will take place later in the summer.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.