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3/1/2012 Checked GenealogyBank for Historical Alfords (6 obits)

3/1/2012 Checked GenealogyBank for Historical Alvords (using Alvord + died =137 articles – checked thru page 9)

 

3/17/2014 Checked GenealogyBank for Alfords 2013 (10 obits)

3/17/2014 Checked GenealogyBank for Alfords 2012 (6 obits)

3/17/2014 Checked GenealogyBank for Alfords 2011 (8 obits)

3/17/2014 Checked GenealogyBank for Alfords 2010 (6 obits)

3/1/2012 Checked GenealogyBank for Alfords 2009 (4 obits)

3/1/2012 Checked GenealogyBank for Alfords 2008 (10 obits)

3/1/2012 Checked GenealogyBank for Alfords 2007 (3 obits)

3/1/2012 Checked GenealogyBank for Alfords 2006 (6 obits)

3/1/2012 Checked GenealogyBank for Alfords 2005 (5 obits)

3/1/2012 Checked GenealogyBank for Alfords 2004 (2 obits)

3/1/2012 Checked GenealogyBank for Alfords 2003 (3 obits)

3/1/2012 Checked GenealogyBank for Alfords 2002 (0 obits)

3/1/2012 Checked GenealogyBank for Alfords 2001 (3 obits)

3/1/2012 Checked GenealogyBank for Alfords 2000 (2 obits)

12/18/2012 Checked GenealogyBank for Alfords 1999 (3 obits)

12/18/2012 Checked GenealogyBank for Alfords 1998 (6 obits)

12/18/2012 Checked GenealogyBank for Alfords 1997 (4 obits)

12/18/2012 Checked GenealogyBank for Alfords 1996 (1 obits)

12/18/2012 Checked GenealogyBank for Alfords 1990-95 (3 obits—too brief)

12/18/2012 Checked GenealogyBank for Alfords 1980-1989 (4 obits—too brief)

 

 

3/1/2012 Checked for IRs in WA

 

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WASHINGTON OBITUARIES OF ALFORDS

AND SPELLING VARIATIONS

 

 

Obituaries are listed alphabetically by FIRST name. Included are people whose last name, maiden name, or married name is Alford or a spelling variation: Alfred, Alvord, Allford, Halford, Hallford, Holford, etc.

 

The name of the newspaper (or other source) and place and date of publication follow the name of the deceased. If we included the obituary in AAFA ACTION, the issue is noted.

 

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

 

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

 

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: 27 MARCH 2014

 

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Frequently cited sources include these databases at Ancestry.com:

 

WA Deaths: Washington Deaths, 1883–1960. See also Washington Death Certificates, 1907–1960 (FamilySearch.org—currently no images)

 

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

 

*AAFA’s Online Published Genealogies:

 

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

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

 

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

 

3. Descendants of John & Mary Alford of Frederick County, Virginia (DNA Group 2)

 

4. Known Descendants of John and Polly Markland Alford 

 

 

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ALICE ELIZABETH MERRYWEATHER ALVORD

 

SKAGIT VALLEY HERALD

Mount Vernon, Skagit Co., WA—Wednesday, 17 March 2004

 

            Alice E. Alvord, 91, of Seattle, passed away on Saturday, March 13, 2004 in a health care facility in Seattle.

            She was born on August 10, 1912 in Burlington, Washington to Richard and Anna Turner Maryweather.

            At her request there was no service. A private interment was at Hawthorne Memorial Park in Mount Vernon, Washington.

            Hawthorne FuneralHome at 1825 E. College Way in Mount Vernon was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: Washington Births, 1907–1919 (Ancestry.com) lists Alice Elizabeth Merryweather, born 10 Aug 1912 in Skagit Co., daughter of Richard Merryweather and Anna Turner.

            We included the obituary of her son Joseph Mark Alvord in California Obituaries. His mother’s maiden name is spelled Merryweather in his CA Death record.

 

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ALICE W. HOLFORD COLVIN

 

TRI-CITY HERALD

Kennewick, Benton Co., WA—Wednesday, 11 June 2003

 

            Alice W. Holford Colvin, 74, passed away at her home on June 3, 2003, at 8:55 p.m. She had been born on March 16, 1929 in Colville, Washington.

            Surviving are her brothers Pete Holford of Inchelium, Washington, Elton Holford of Deer Park, Washington, Haden (Slim) Holford of Morton, Washington, Don Holford of Clayton, Washington and her sisters Frances Thomas of Daisy, Washington, Lois Smith of Newport, Washington, and Vida Snyder of Kettle Falls Washington.

            She was preceded in death by her husband of 29 years, Raymond Colvin; her four sons, William P. Colvin, John W. Colvin, Raymond L. Colvin, and Joe D. Colvin; her sister, Dortha Newell; and her brothers, George M. Holford and Lester Holford.

            A graveside memorial was held on June 14, 2003 at Stranger Creek Maud Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Alice W. Colvin (SS# issued in WA), last residence Superior, Mineral Co., MT [?].

 

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ALMA ANNIE ALFORD LARSEN

 

SKAGIT VALLEY HERALD

Mount Vernon, Skagit Co., WA—21 November 2010

 

 

            Alma Annie Larsen of Burlington, WA born in Laurinburg, North Carolina to Robert Vaughn and Annie Ina Alford on March 29, 1922, Alma went to be with the Lord on November 16, 2010 at age 88.

            Alma moved with her family to Georgia during the depression, and graduated with five classmates from St. Mary's High School, where Alma participated in school plays and played forward on the school basketball team.

            Alma married James Lester Larsen May 19, 1940, and they made their home in Fernandina Beach, Florida. Alma and Jim celebrated their 70th Wedding Anniversary this year.

            During World War II, Alma worked at the Rayonier pulp mill in Florida as a millwright; and at a plant in Oakland, CA that manufactured crystals for walkie-talkies.

            The Larsen family moved to Jesup, Georgia in the mid-fifties, and then to Sitka, Alaska in 1959 for Jim's work in the pulp & paper industry.

            Alma was an avid golfer while living in Jesup, and a passionate salmon fisherman while residing in Sitka, winning trophies in both sports. She began painting at 56 years of age, and was an accomplished artist. Alma loved entertaining family and friends, and her wonderful southern cooking will be remembered by many.

            After retiring, Alma and Jim traveled in their motor home for several years before settling in Burlington, WA in 1980, where they most recently attended Valley Community Church.

            Alma became a Christian in her 20's, and continued to grow in her Christian faith. The following is one of her favorite passages of Scripture, found in both the Old and New Testaments: "Do not be afraid or terrified..., for the Lord your God goes with you, he will never leave or forsake you".

            Alma was preceded in death by her parents; husband Jim (10/9/10); daughter Carol Gail; brother Robert Alford of Kingsland, GA; niece Pamela Odum and nephew Ricky Brazell both of Brunswick, GA.

            She is survived by her children, son Robert Larsen (Mary) of Burlington, WA and daughter Janice Yates (Geoff) of Bellevue, WA; sisters, Doris Crosslen of Brunswick, GA and Irene Weller of Fernandina Beach, FL; grandchildren Erika Larsen of Oakland, CA; Jennifer Thorpe (Paul), and Deborah Riseborough, great-grandchildren Callum and Devon Thorpe and Arden and Theo Riseborough, all of Southampton, England; nephew Earl Brazell of Georgia; nieces Julie Ann Steffens and Rita Wilder, both of Florida; Teresa Davis of Tennessee, and many grand- and great grand- nieces and nephews.

            A combined memorial service for Jim and Alma will be held at Valley Community Church, 705 E. Fairhaven Ave., Burlington, WA on December 4th at 11:00 am.

            In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to Hospice of the Northwest, which provided loving care and support for Alma, James and the family.

 

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DAILY SITKA SENTINEL

Sitka, AK—Wednesday, 1 December 2010

 

            A combined memorial service for former Sitka residents Jim and Alma Larsen will be held at Valley Community Church, 705 Fairhaven Ave., Burlington, Wash., 11 a.m. Dec. 4. Alma Annie Larsen of Burlington died Nov. 16 at age 88. She was born in Laurinburg, N.C., to Robert Vaughn and Annie Ina Alford on March 29, 1922.

            She moved with her family to Georgia during the Depression, and graduated from St. Mary’s High School, where she participated in school plays and played forward on the school basketball team.

            Alma married James Lester Larsen May 19, 1940, and they made their home in Fernandina Beach, Fla. Alma and Jim celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary this year prior to his death on Oct. 9. His obituary is in the Nov. 8 Sitka Sentinel.

            During World War II, Alma worked at the Rayonier pulp mill in Florida as a millwright; and at a plant in Oakland, Calif., that manufactured crystals for walkie-talkies.

            The Larsen family moved to Jesup, Ga., in the mid-1950s for Jim’s work in the pulp and paper industry, and then to Sitka in 1959 for Alaska Lumber and Pulp.

            Alma was an avid golfer while living in Jesup, and a passionate salmon fisherman while residing in Sitka, winning trophies in both sports. She began painting at age 56, and was an accomplished artist.

            Alma loved entertaining family and friends, and her wonderful southern cooking will be remembered by many. She was always asked to bring her black-eyed peas and cornbread, a southern tradition (the more peas one ate, the more luck one had), for New Year’s Day brunch.

            In Sitka, Alma managed Shennett’s dress shop, and also worked at Vi’s Apparel, later Brenner’s. She loved to participate at “market week” in Seattle with Eileen Reeder and Bonnie Brenner where they would view the latest styles in women’s fashion, and order inventory for the shop.

            Alma bowled on a ladies team and was a member of the Garden Club and a bridge club. Her daughter Janice recalls how Alma loved to host the ladies, and the yummy leftovers when she arrived home from school.

            After retiring from the mill in 1977, Alma and Jim traveled in their motor home for a few years before settling in Burlington, in 1980, where they most recently attended Valley Community Church. After becoming a Christian in her 20s, Alma continued to grow in her Christian faith….

            She is survived by her children, son Robert Larsen (Mary) of Burlington, and daughter Janice Yates (Geoff) of Bellevue, Wash; sisters, Doris Crosslen of Brunswick, Ga., and Irene Weller of Fernandina Beach; grandchildren Erika Larsen of Oakland, Calif., Jennifer Thorpe (Paul) and Deborah Riseborough; great-grandchildren Callum and Devon Thorpe and Arden and Theo Riseborough, all of Southampton, England; nephew Earl Brazell of Georgia; nieces Julie Ann Steffens and Rita Wilder, both of Florida; Teresa Davis of Tennessee, and many grand- and great-grand- nieces and -nephews.

            In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation to Hospice of the Northwest which provided loving care and support for Alma, Jim and the family, or other charity of choice.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Alma Larsen (SS# issued in GA), last residence Burlington, Skagit Co., WA.

            We included the obituaries of her mother Annie Inah Anderson Alford; and sister Doris Alford Crosslen in Washington Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Joel Alford and Clarky B. Carroll.

            Her lineage: Alma Annie 1922 NC1, Robert Vaughn 1897 SC2, John Thomas 1861 SC3, Joseph/Joel 1842 SC4, Joel 1800 SC5.

 

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ALONZO ALFORD

Great-great-grandfather of Nell Jeanette Alford Lee, AAFA #0650

 

morning OLYMPIAn

Olympia, Thurston Co., WA—29 March 1914

 

A. Alford, Aged 75, Dead at Home Here

 

            After a considerable period of failing health, only the past few days of which were serious, A. Alford, aged seventy-five years, well known to many in the city where he was lived for a considerable time, died last night [March 28] at about 11:30 o’clock on Bowman avenue, on the Westside.

            Alford is well known in Olympia, being a familiar character to the citizens of this city. He had lived here for years and with his old violin he became known to practically every man, woman and child in Olympia, all of whom had a most kindly feeling for the aged musician, seen almost every day on the street.

            The only immediate relative living here is the widow, who survives him. No arrangements have been made for the funeral.

 

Photo from Odd Fellows Memorial Park, Tumwater, Thurston Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, DeeDee Simpson

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of his second wife, Jennie Keeney Patterson Alford, in Michigan Obituaries.

            From WA Deaths: Alonzo Alfred died 28 March 1914 in Olympia, aged 74 years. His parents were Lewis Alfred and Caroline Coolidge.

            From Neill, Edward D. History of Freeborn County : Including Explorers and Pioneers of Minnesota, and Outline History of the State of Minnesota. Minneapolis: Minnesota Historical Co., 1882 [Ancestry.com]:

 

p. 536 (Shell Rock Township)

 

Alonzo Alford was born in Clinton county, New York, on the 1st day of January, 1842. In 1854, he came to Wisconsin where he grew to manhood. He returned to his birth place when twenty years old, and the following year married Miss Helen Richards, a lady of Canadian birth. He returned west with his wife and resided in Hastings until 1876, when he came to Glenville and engaged in the manufacture of boots and shoes, which has since been his business. His wife died in 1878 leaving a family of seven children.

 

            For more information, see AAFA’s Family Group Sheet for Alonzo Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Alonzo 1842 NY1, Lewis 1814 VT2, Ashley Owen 1770 VT3, Benedict 1716 CT4, Benedict 1688 CT5, Jeremiah 1655 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1598 England8.

 

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ANN MARCELLA CORNWELL ALFORD

 

KING COUNTY JOURNAL

Bellevue, King Co., WA—Thursday, 3 February 2005

 

            Ann Marcella Alford, of Sammamish, died in Redmond on Thursday, January 31, 2005. She was 89 years of age.

            Mrs. Alford was born on August 19, 1915 in Rolfe, Iowa, the daughter of James and Emma Cornwell. She came from “good pioneer stock” from Iowa; she was one of nine children. She worked as a secretary for the Federal Government where she met her future husband John Alford. They married on January 9, 1982 in Issaquah, WA.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Sammamish, WA. Known to her husband as “Marci May”, she was a sweet, attractive and lovable little old lady. John and Marci enjoyed motor home traveling in their retirement.

            Survivors include her husband, John; stepchildren, Kelly Ann Alford of Renton, WA and Alan John Alford of Redding, CA; two grandchildren Mitchell and Gracyn; and her sister, Veronica Manary of Bonita, CA.

            A memorial mass will be held 12 PM Thursday, February 3, 2005 at Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church Hill, 1121 228th Ave. SE, Sammamish, WA 98075. Private inurnment will be held at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery in San Diego, CA.... Arrangements are by Flintofts Issaquah Funeral Home, 425-392-6444.

 

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SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Tuesday, 15 March 2005

 

            Ann Marcella Alford of Sammamish [King Co.], WA, passed away Jan. 31 following a stroke. She was born in Iowa and retired from the Personnel office of the U.S. Naval Station, San Diego, CA in 1982.

            Survivors include her husband John; step-children, Kelly Ann Alford of Renton, WA., Alan Alford of Redding, CA.; two grandchildren; sister, Veronica Manary of Bonita, CA.

            A memorial Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Sat. March 19 at Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 450 Corral Canyon Rd., Bonita, CA. Private inurnment at Holy Cross Cemetery, San Diego.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ann M. Alford (SS# issued in IA), last residence Redmond, King Co., WA.

            See the obituary of her husband, John Sidney Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ANTHONY JOSEPH “TONY” ALFORD

 

[We are also including his obituary in California Obituaries because of his close ties to CA.]

 

THE COLUMBIAN

Vancouver, Clark Co., WA—Monday, 18 November 2013

 

            Alford, Anthony J., 54, Vancouver, died Nov. 14, 2013. Hamilton-Mylan Funeral Home, 360-694-2537.

 

In another article:

 

IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS

El Centro, Imperial Co., CA—Thursday, 21 November 2013

 

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Anthony “Tony” Joseph Alford

June 27, 1959 - Nov. 14, 2013

 

            Tony Alford passed away on November 14, 2013 of cardiac arrest.

            Tony was born in El Centro on June 27, 1959 to Mike and Sandy Alford. Tony spent most of his life living in El Centro, and the last 12 years living in Vancouver, Washington with his family. Growing up he attended schools in El Centro and in La Mesa and graduated from Central Union High School in 1977.

            Tony was a journeyman plumber and pipefitter and spent many years working in the El Centro as pipefitter/leadman and as a Union Steam Fitter in his early days. Tony was a great friend to many and loved his kids with all his heart. It wasn’t uncommon for Tony to a share a unique “pearl of wisdom” about life with anybody he came in to contact with and especially with his family and friends. A perfect day for Tony was fishing and spending time with his family.

            Tony is survived by his wife Shelly Alford; daughters Diana and Cathrin; son Michael; brother Timmy and sister-in-law, Donna Alford; along with many loved nephews and nieces.

            He was preceded in death by mother and father, Mike and Sandy Alford; brothers Troy and Tommy Alford; and sister Patty Alford.

            A memorial service will be held at a later time to celebrate his life.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, Michael Aaron Alford and Sandra Jo Betchel Alford; and siblings Thomas Aaron Alford and Patricia Irene Alford Duron in California Obituaries.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy Known Descendants of Lodwick Alford and Judith Jackson.

            His lineage: Anthony Joseph 1959 CA1, Michael Aaron 1934 CA2, Aaron Leon 1913 TX3, Thomas Zachary 1886 TX4, Zachariah/Zachary Taylor 1850 GA5, James Andrew Jackson 1814 GA6, Lodwick 1775 NC7.

 

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ARTHUR DAVID ALFORD

 

THE HERALD

Everett, Snohomish Co., WA—Friday, 23 June 2006

 

            Al “Arthur” Alford—Al Alford passed way on June 20, 2006. He was born August 1, 1938, in Grayson [Caldwell Parish], Louisiana. He was a retired veteran.

            Al leaves behind wife, Maribeth Alford; two children, George David (Diane) Alford, and Cathy Morten; step children, Jana Hecla, and Lisa Clarke; grandchildren, Brittany, Cassidy, Dakota, Scott, Michelle, Tegan, Preston, Brock, Thomas, and Natalie, and great-grandson, Dwight.

            A memorial service will be held 1 p.m., Saturday, June 24, 2006, at 716 Fir Avenue, Sultan, WA, 98294.

 

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THE HERALD

Everett, Snohomish Co., WA—Sunday, 30 July 2006

 

Deaths

June 20: Alford, Arthur, 67, Gold Bar

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Arthur D. Alford (SS# issued in LA), last residence Gold Bar, Snohomish Co., WA.

            He is Arthur David Alford. When young he lived in Bosco, Ouachita Parish, LA, and he was known as “A.D.”

 

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BESSIE FLORENCE “BETTY” BROUGH ALFORD

 

Evergreen Funeral Home and Cemetery

Everett, WA—_____ October 2012

 

 

            Betty was born March 14, 1922 in Mc Cay, Queensland, Australia to parents Herbert and Martha Brough. She passed away on October 4, 2012 in Everett, Washington at the age of 90. On September 13, 1944, Betty married Sam Alford in Mc Cay, Queensland, Australia. Betty was a loving wife and mother and her life was devoted to raising her children Steve and Terry. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star for some 64 years where she served as Past Grand Ruth and Escort to Past Grand Patron, Sam. Among her many talents, Betty cooked the World's best Cherry Pie.

            Betty is preceded in death by her husband, Sam Alford; parents Martha and Herbert; sister Melba; brothers Allen, Walter and Fred; and grandson John Alford.

            She is survived by sons Steve Alford and Terry Alford; grandson Miles Alford and great-grandson Sam Karl Alford.

            A Celebration of Betty's Life will be held at 1:00pm on Sunday, October 21 at Evergreen Funeral Home and Cemetery, 4504 Broadway in Everett. Memorial contributions in Betty's honor may be made to Crista Senior Living, 19303 Fremont Avenue N, Seattle Washington 98133.

 

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SEATTLE TIMES

Seattle, King Co., WA—Sunday, 14 October 2012

 

            Bessie (Betty) Florence Alford, 90, passed away Oct 4, 2012. She was born Mar 14, 1922 in McCay, Queensland, Australia.

            She is preceded in death by her husband, Sam, parents, Herbert and Martha Brough, sister Melba, brothers Allen, Walter, Fred, grandson John Alford.

            She is survived by sons, Steve and Terry Alford, grandson, Miles Alford, and great grandson, Sam Carl Alford.

            Betty came to America as a warbride from tropical Brisbane to midwinter Bozeman, Montana. She was a 64 year member of OES, served as Grand Ruth, and escort to Grand Patron, Sam.

            Memorial Service to be held Sunday October 21, 2012 at 1:00 p.m. at Evergreen Funeral Home, 4505 Broadway, Everett. Remembrances in Betty's name to CRISTA Senior Living, 19303 Fremont Ave.N., Seattle Wa 98133.

 

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

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

            Her funeral home memorial includes many photos of her and her family.

 

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BETTY ARMSTRONG ALVORD

 

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Photo from Valley Hills Funeral Home

 

YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC

Yakima, Yakima Co., WA—Wednesday, 14 April 2010

 

YAKIMA—Betty Alvord died Sunday, April 11, 2010 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home just 3 weeks shy of her 88th birthday. She was born May 7, 1922 in Boone Co., MO to Luther and Nellie Proctor Armstrong. She graduated from high school in Columbia, MO in 1941 then attended and graduated from Business College there. She then worked for Farm Security in several counties in northern Missouri. After the end of the war she moved to Boulder, CO. She married Leland Stuart Alvord in Boulder on April 16, 1948. While he was finishing his degree at the University of Colorado, she worked as a secretary earning her PHT (Putting Hubby Through) Degree. In 1950 they moved to Nebraska, later moving to Selah, WA in 1953.

            She loved to garden and always had a large garden of both flowers and vegetables. She enjoyed flowers and loved to make arrangements that she displayed in her home. She also loved to sew and enjoyed making her own clothes. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church where she volunteered in various capacities as long as she was able. She was an avid reader and loved to discuss issues and ideas.

            Her husband Stuart preceded her in death in Aug. 2006. After her husband's death she made her home with her daughter in Selah. She missed her husband dearly and was lonely without him. However, she remained active as long as she could, going on several vacations and weekly shopping and lunch trips with her daughter.

            She is survived by her daughter Lynne of Selah and two sisters, Frances Corcoran of Georgetown, KY and Dorothy Armstrong of Columbia, MO, and one brother, Jim Armstrong of Columbia, MO.

            She will be greatly missed.

            Viewing will be on Wednesday, April 14 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Valley Hills Funeral Home, Yakima. Burial will be at 12:00 noon on Thursday, April 15, 2010 at Terrace Heights Memorial Park, and funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday at First Presbyterian Church in Yakima, Washington. Send condolences at www.valleyhillsfh.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Betty A. Alvord (SS# issued in MO), last residence Selah, Yakima Co., WA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Leland Stuart Alvord, in this compilation.

 

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BETTY D. ALVORD

 

THE COLUMBIAN

Vancouver, Clark Co., WA—31 March 2007

 

            Alvord, Betty D., 91, Vancouver, died March 27, 2007.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Betty D. Alvord (SS# issued in WA) was born 14 Oct 1915, last residence Vancouver, Clark Co., WA.

            See the obituaries of her husband, George H. Alvord, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her daughter Sueleen B. Alvord in this compilation.

 

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BETTY MAE ALVORD ALLWINE

 

THE CHRONICLE

Centralia, Lewis Co., WA—24 March 2004

 

            Betty Mae (Alvord) Allwine, age 77, of Richland, passed away March 17, 2004 at home with many of her family by her side. Her courageous strength to battle Lou Gehrig's disease "her way" was a testament of how she lived her wonderful life.

            She was born in Centralia, WA on May 19, 1926 to Margaret and Eugene Alvord. She was the oldest of 5 siblings.

            Betty Mae was an accomplished musician who began taking piano and violin lessons at age 6. Her love for music carried thoughout her life, playing her violin and singing with her beautiful soprano voice. She was a member of the Idaho Washington symphony orchestra and several United Methodist church orchestras and sang in the Messiah on many occasions.

            She began her life's journey attending the U of W in a nursing degree program, but soon after in 1945 she met her husband of 58 years, Kenneth Allwine and within a few short weeks they began their lives together. Her dreams of becoming an R.N. were put on hold to raise her children. Nine children later, and jobs of managing her families feed and seed company, waitressing, bookkeeping, school bus driver, where her nickname of lead foot became known, and family matriarch, Betty Mae received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from L.C.S.C. in 1984. She began her career at Tri-State Memorial Hospital in Clarkston, WA where she was known as a truly caring Critical Care Nurse who always put her patients first. In 1992 she completed her Masters in Nursing from WSU and influenced many colleagues to continue their education no matter what their age.

            Betty Mae was a member of The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution; The General Society of Mayflower Descendants; Past Worthy Matron, Order of the Eastern Star; Mother Advisor, Rainbow Girls; The Social Order of the Beauceant, and Statewide Committee Woman for Children's Orthopedic Hospital.

            She was preceded in death by her daughters Suzanne Turner and Joanne Baker, parents Margaret and Eugene Alvord.

            She is survived by her husband Kenneth Allwine, Sr, daughter Marsha and Fred Miller of Rochester and family; daughter Brenda and Dwayne Medlin of Temple, Texas and family; son Jerry and Cherie Allwine of Richland and family; son Greg and Laura Allwine of Enumclaw and family; son Gene Allwine of Pullman, WA and his daughter; son Darel and Sally Allwine of Richland and family; son Darin and Cindy Allwine of Woodbridge, VA and family; Suzanne's children and grandchildren and Joanne's children and grandchildren; sisters Barbara McGhee of Puyallup; Margenia Simmons of Oregon City, OR; Martha McNeill of Puyallup; brother Dick Alvord of Seattle. All together she had 9 children, 23 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren.

            Memorial Service will be held at Einan's Funeral Home, 915 By-Pass Hwy 240 in Richland on Saturday, March 27 at 1:00PM.

            Donations can be made in her behalf to Children's Hospital Foundation, PO Box 50020/S-200, Seattle WA 98145-5020, or at www.seattlechildrens.org/home/ways_to_help/default.asp

            Express your thoughts and memories on our online Guest Book at www.einansfuneralhome.com under the obituary section.

 

Photo from Sunset Memorial Gardens, Richland, Benton Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Melissa Lively Sherry

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Betty Mae Allwine (SS# issued in WA), last residence Richland, Benton Co., WA.

 

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BEVERLY J. LEMIEUR ALFORD

 

THE HERALD

Everett, Snohomish Co., WA—Monday, 8 December 2003

 

            Beverly J. Alford, 77, a longtime resident of Lake Stevens [Snohomish Co.] died on November 30, 2003 after a prolonged illness.

            She was born in Little Falls, MN on September 27, 1926, raised in Marysville and graduated from Marysville High School.

            She was preceded in death by her High School sweetheart, Jimmie whom she married in 1944.

            She is survived by her brother, Les LeMieur of Little Falls, MN; three children; seven grandchildren; and one great grandson. They include Jimmie and Chris Alford of Snohomish, Scott and Anne Alford of Lake Stevens and Mary and David Miller of Lake Stevens; grandchildren Jenni and Skip Fabritius, Jeff and Kim Alford, Matt Alford, Michelle and Bryan Hall, Scott Hollo, Jess and Tracy Alford and great grandson Wyatt Hall….

            Memorial services will be held at Lake Stevens Covenant Church on December 14th at 2:00pm….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Beverly Alford (SS# issued in WA), last residence Marysville, Snohomish Co., WA.

            See the obituaries of Beverly’s husband, Jimmie Merle Alford; and her son Scott Alford in this compilation.

 

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CARL BAILEY ALFORD

Cousin of Burt W. Alford, AAFA #0498

 

THE HERALD

Everett, Snohomish Co., WA—1 December 1966

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Carl Bailey Alford ... 62, Rt. 1 Everett, died at his home early Dec. 1 following a brief illness. Mr. Alford was born March 23, 1904 in Fairfax, South Dakota and had lived in the Everett area for 44 years.

            A shoe repairman, he operated his own shop at 1212 1/2 Hewitt Ave., for the past 42 years. He was a member of the Shoe Repairman’s Union.

            He leaves his widow, Ruth L. of Rt. 1 Lake Stevens; three [?] brothers, George of Libby, Montana, Ted of Everett, and two sisters, Mrs. Marguerite Mills and Mrs. Ruby Ingraham, both of Rt. 1 Everett.

            Arrangements will be announced from the funeral home of Purdy and Walters.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Carl Alford (SS# issued in WA), last residence Everett, Snohomish Co., WA.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Gordon Everett Alford, Ruby Jane Alford Ingraham, and Tom “Ted” Alford; and his grandfather James Tennyson Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Carl Bailey 1904 SD1, Charles Breck 1875 IN2, James Tennyson 1847 IN3, Jonathan C. 1813 NC4, John 1786 PA5.

 

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CAROLYN LOUISE REINHART HALFORD

 

Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by Keith & Keith Funeral Home

Yakima, WA—_____ February 2008

 

 

Born: June 12, 1914

Died: February 15, 2008

 

            Carolyn Louise Reinhart was born June 12, 1914, the second daughter of Frank & Carrie Reinhart of Toppenish, WA. She grew up in Toppenish, Satus and Wapato, and graduated from Wapato High School in 1932. Carolyn attended the St Elizabeth School of Nursing in Yakima, graduating in 1936. She worked as a surgical nurse for Dr. Shuler Ginn and then managed the local blood bank.

            In 1949 she married J.W. Halford (Joe), whom she met when he donated blood at the blood bank. She had two children, Ruth Ann & Joe. Joe was developmentally disabled and helping him to thrive became the inspiration for many of her subsequent activities. She was instrumental in founding a private school for children with disabilities in the basement of St Michael’s Episcopal Church at a time when there was no special education in the public schools. That school eventually led to the founding of Provident Industries, a sheltered workshop for those with disabilities. She also was the leader in founding a summer camp for those with disabilities, where she served as camp nurse.

            In 1969, with a group of other parents, she also helped Marjorie McCormack and Wright & Marjorie Hawkes found Spring Acres Group Homes, which has now grown into Community Living, an organization that provides housing and assistance for 127 developmentally disabled clients. She was very involved with WARC, an organization working to better the condition of those with developmental disabilities.

            Carolyn also found time to be involved with Camp Fire, serving as the leader of a group for nine years. She was awarded the Camp Fire Honored Citizen Award in 1970. When her children were grown she was involved in activities of the LDS Church, Adviser to the Young Adults Group and Relief Society. She was a member of the Women’s Century Club, Republican Women, The Fischer Halvorsen Orthopedic Guild, providing support to Children’s Hospital.

            Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband Joe, her sister Ruth Carlton and her beloved son Joe. She is survived by her daughter Ruth Ann Halford, and grandson Yusef Khosrow, as well as many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by the family of Byron and Marianne Jensen who adopted her and Joe as grandparents over thirty years ago, and always supported her. Members of the family include Tamera (Jensen ) Ames and Norman Ames, Jodi Jensen, Jamie Jensen and Valerie Jensen, Daniel and Beverly Jensen and ten great grandchildren.

            Services will be held at 11 am Saturday, February 23, 2008, at the LDS Church, 4307 Englewood. Burial will follow at Terrace Heights Memorial Park.

            Memorial donations may be made to Community Living, 421 So 47th Ave, Yakima, WA 98908, The Fischer Halvorsen Children’s Orthopedic Guild, or The Woman’s Century Club Donald House Renovation Fund in care of Keith and Keith Funeral Home whom is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

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Photos from Terrace Heights Memorial Park, Yakima, Yakima Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joan Kobernik Hoeft

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Carolyn Halford (SS# issued in WA), last residence Seattle, King Co., WA.

            See the obituary of her son Joseph Reinhart Halford in this compilation.

            Many uncaptioned family photos are posted at Making Everlasting Memories.

            Her husband’s HALFORD lineage: Joseph Ward 1910 ID1, William Oliver 1873 UT2, Joseph Henry 1842 IL3, Joseph 1803/1805 England4, Joseph 1766 England5.

 

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CHARLES H. ALFORD

 

NEWS TRIBUNE

Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA—Tuesday, 11 June 1996

 

            Charles H. Alford, “Chuck”, passed away Saturday morning, June 8, 1996 at age 75. He was born in Paxton, FL, July 23, 1920.

            Chuck proudly served in the Army Air Corp for 9 years and was stationed in the Pacific during WWII. He recently enjoyed a 50 year reunion with his fellow servicemen in Phoenix. For 30 years Chuck was employed with the Santa Fe Railroad, before retiring and moving to Puyallup to be near his family. We are deeply saddened by the loss of this special man and extremely thankful for the many years of love and kindness he shared with us. We will cherish those times forever.

            Surviving family members include his loving wife Edith of Puyallup; daughters, Colleen (Mitch) Tacoma. Grandchildren David, Lakewood, Ruthann (Brad), Graham. Richard, Tacoma, Charles, Seattle. Great-granddaughter Kelsey, Graham and 6 brothers and sisters Elton, FL, Nell, Grand Coulee, Tom, CA, Joyce, CA, Floyd, NV and Billie Jo, KS; numerous nieces and nephews and faithful feline friend, Jessica.

            Funeral services will be held Wed., June 12, 2pm, Fir Lane Memorial Chapel. Graveside to follow at Fir Lane Memorial Park. Fir Lane Funeral Home in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Charles H. Alford (SS# issued in FL) but list his death date as 15 June 1996, last residence Puyallup, Pierce Co., WA.

 

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CHARLES REA I. ALVORD

 

NEWS TRIBUNE

Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA—Tuesday, 26 June 1951

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Graveside services will be held Tuesday at the Fort Lewis Post cemetery for Charles Rhea L. Alvord, 2 year old son of Capt. Gene P. Alvord of McChord Field and Mrs. Alvord, who was killed in an automobile accident Saturday. The little boy was born in Samford, Tex., and the family was in Germany during the airlift incident, returning to McChord Field in February. The new home was made at 7008 88th St. S.W.

            In addition to his parents, he is survived by two sisters, Sharon Ann and Barbara Lee. Grandparents, in Chicago are Mr. and Mrs. Lewis R. Alvord and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Tingle.

            The services will be held at 11 a. m. ..., the cortege leaving Lakewood mortuary at 10:30 a.m. The child will wear his tailored uniform of Air Force blue, with the captain’s insignia and wings on his breast, which his proud father had made soon after his little son learned to walk.

 

Photo from Fort Lewis Cemetery, Fort Lewis, Pierce Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donald Miller

 

AAFA NOTES: From WA Deaths: Charles Rea I. Alvord, age 2, died 23 June 1951 in Tacoma, Pierce Co. He was the son of Gene P. Alvord and Phyllis E. Tingle.

 

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CHARLES WARD ALVORD

 

NEWS TRIBUNE

Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA—Monday, 9 October 1961

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1997

 

            Charles Ward Alvord, 79, of 711 N. 1st St. died Saturday in a local hospital.

            He was born in Three Rivers, Mich., and came here in 1902. Mr. Alvord owned and operated the former Alvord Sweet Shop. He took a great interest in sports and at one time was a physical director of the YMCA and a northwest handball champion. He was active in the entertainment business in the northwest, both as a performer and trainer. He was an apartment house manager until retiring in 1958. He and Mrs. Alvord celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary in October.

            Surviving are his wife, Margaret; 2 sons, Ward O. of Tacoma and J.W. Alvord of Portland; a sister, Mrs. Joseph Weinstein of Anaheim, Calif., and two great grandchildren.

            Services are announced today by C.C. Mellinger Funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his wife, Margaret Alvord, in this compilation.

            On Charles Ward Alvord’s 1942 WWII Draft Registration Card, he is age 60, living in Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA. He was born 19 March 1882 in MI.

            A message on the Alvord Family Genealogy Forum posted by a great-granddaughter identifies his wife as Margaret Elizabeth Reuter and says “Charles Ward Alvord was likely adopted. He was also associated with circus gymastics and athletics later in life (grandpa's [son Jack W. Alvord] account).”

 

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CHERYL ANN ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Longview, Cowlitz Co., WA—19 March 2002

 

KELSO—Cheryl Ann Alford, 29, of Kelso [Cowlitz Co.], died March 16, 2002, at St. John Medical Center after a long battle with cancer.

            She was born Jan. 16, 1973, in Portland to Joseph and Cheryl (Oling) Alford, and moved to the local area when she was three months old. She was a 1992 graduate of Kelso High School.

            Miss Alford enjoyed word search puzzles, garage sales, bowling, shopping, movies and watching television. She collected Tweety Bird and M&M paraphernalia.

            Survivors include her mother at home; a daughter, Brittney R. Alford at home; her companion, Richard Schaupp of Longview; two sisters, Janelle L. Alford of Kelso and Peggy J. Martinsen of Longview; two nephews; and a niece.

            Her father died in 1979.

            A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Columbia Funeral Chapel.... Private niche placement will take place at Green Hills Memorial Gardens....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Cheryl A. Alford (SS# issued in WA), last residence Kelso, Cowlitz Co., WA.

            SSDI records list Joseph Alford (SS# issued in CA), born 26 Aug 1938 and died _____ May 1979, last residence not listed.

            From Washington Death Index, 1940–1996 (Ancestry.com): Joseph D. Alford, age 40, died 11 May 1979 in Cowlitz Co., residence Kelso.

            From California Birth Index, 1905–1995 (Ancestry.com): Joseph Doyle Alford was born 26 Aug 1938 in Tulare Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Neal.

 

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CLARENCE GEORGE "BUZZ" ALVORD

 

NEWS TRIBUNE

Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA—31 March 2013

 

            Born on Feb 4, 1944, Clarence "Buzz" Alvord, 69, of Bonney Lake, WA, died peacefully in his sleep after a long illness on March 24, 2013.

            Born in Chappell, NE he spent most of his life in the northwest with his loving wife Yvonne Alvord of WY. He served many years as a volunteer fireman and worked for the White River School District. After retirement he became a greeter at Walmart. Buzz had a strong faith in Jesus Christ and belonged to Enumclaw Church of Nazarene. He was loved and cherish by everyone who knew him, his smile always lit up a room. He loved his family, camping, wood working, and working in the yard.

            He was preceded in death by his parents Clarence and Vista Alvord and son Rodney Anderson.

            He is survived by wife Yvonne Alvord, son Ron (Geralee), daughter Tellina, two sisters, one brother, and numerous grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

            Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, April 6th, 11:00am, at Enumclaw Church of Nazarene. Remembrance may be made to the M.S. society.

 

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Photo from Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, King Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donald Miller

 

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

 

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CLELL ERWIN ALFORD

Father of Jack Gordon Alford, AAFA #1273

 

[Although he died in WA, we are also including his obituary in California Obituaries because of his close ties to CA.]

 

Clell “Shorty” Alford in 1969

Photo from his son Jack Alford—used with permission

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Monday, 13 March 1972

 

            Alford—Clell E. Husband of Madalyne Alford. Father of Jack G. Alford, Brother of Everett W. Alford. 2 grandchildren. Memorial services Wed. 10 a.m. Greenwood Mortuary under the auspices of ESD Lodge No. 561 F&AM. Entombment Greenwood Mausoleum.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that C. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 24 Oct 1908 and died _____ March 1972, last residence Priest River, Bonner Co., ID [?].

            See the obituary of his first wife, Ruth Allison Chilcote Alford Cloes, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his second wife, Madalyne Baldwin Alford; parents, Gus Walden Alford and Verna Moredock Alford Williams; and brothers Everett Walden Alford and Roy Carl Alford in California Obituaries.

            Washington Death Index, 1940–1996 (Ancestry.com) lists Clell E. Alford, died 10 March 1972 in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA.

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

            His lineage: Clell Erwin 1908 OK1, Gus Walden 1884 KY2, John Hardin 1841 KY3, Joseph 1812 KY4, Achilles 1772 VA or NC5, John before 1750 VA?6.

 

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COLIN W. ALFORD

 

SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER

Seattle, King Co., WA—10 April 2008

 

            Alford: Colin W., 90, of Issaquah, April 1.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Colin W. Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 7 Apr 1917, last residence Issaquah, King Co., WA.

            His lineage, from the Historical Foundation of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church (Ministers): Colin W. 1917 AR1, Eugene Henry 1890 AR2, James W. 1863 AL3.

 

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CORA E. SHAFFER ALVORD

 

SEATTLE DAILY TIMES

Seattle, King Co., WA—19 December 1958

 

            Mrs. Cora Shaffer Alvord, 82, of Kent, a former school teacher, died Wednesday in Kent.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock tomorrow in the Edline chapel, Kent. Burial will be in Hillcrest.

            Mrs. Alvord was born in Pennsylvania. She went to Nebraska as a child. The family moved to Kent in 1894. She taught there before her marriage to A.S. Alvord, a member of a pioneer family of the White River Valley.

            Mrs. Alvord was a longtime member of the Kent Methodist Church and was active in civic affairs and in the Kent Orthopedic Guild.

            Surviving are three sisters, Mrs. Margaret S. Holland, Bremerton, Mrs. Mabel S. Griggs, Los Angeles, and Mrs. Gertrude S. Rowland, Walla Walla.

 

 

Photo from Hillcrest Burial Park, Kent, King Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mark Vernon

 

AAFA NOTES: From WA Deaths: Cora Shaffer Alvord died 17 Dec 1958, age 82, in Kent. Her parents were Abner Wilson Shaffer and Louisa A. Solomon.

            Her husband was Albert Sylvester Alvord.

            Her middle name is listed as Egan at her Find A Grave memorial; AAFA lists it as Eger.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Albert Sylvester 1876 WA1, Thomas Moody 1832 NY2, Sylvester 1796 NY3, Ebenezer 1767 CT4, Thomas Gould 1742 CT5, Asahel 1720 MA6, Thomas 1683 MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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DIXIE A. JONES ALVORD

 

SEATTLE DAILY TIMES

Seattle, King Co., WA—11 May 1981

 

            Dixie A. Alvord, 49, of Winlock, Lewis County, was injured fatally in an automobile accident at 8:20 p.m. Saturday 8 miles south of Chehalis.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dixie Alvord (SS# issued in OR) was born 8 Nov 1931, last residence Winlock, Lewis Co., WA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Donald L. Alvord, in this compilation. It provides her maiden name and includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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DONA J. QUEEN ALFORD DUNCAN

 

YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC

Yakima, Yakima Co., WA—6 August 1980

 

            Dona J. (Alford) Duncan, 84, of 1412 S. Fourth Ave., died Tuesday morning in Summitview Manor Nursing Home.

            She was born March 14, 1896, in Franklin County, N.C., and moved to Yakima in 1912. She was employed by the Yakima County Horticultural Union for 38 years where she had been packing and sorting supervisor.

            She is survived by her husband, Samuel E. Duncan, whom she married in 1954; one daughter, Mrs. Ralph (Fern) Cramer of Yakima; two grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

 

Photo from Terrace Heights Memorial Park, Yakima, Yakima Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joan Kobernik Hoeft

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her daughter Fern Alford Cramer in this compilation.

            Washington Death Index, 1940–1996 (Ancestry.com) lists Dona J. Duncan, died 5 Aug 1980 in Yakima City, with SS#539-07-5271. However, that number is not in the SSDI.

            From her memorial at Find A Grave:  Her parents were John Harrison Queen and Sarah Jane Gantt Queen, and her first husband was Fred Thomas Alford (1885–1948). She is buried next to Fred.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her first husband’s lineage: Fred Thomas 1885 OR1, Thomas B. 1839 MO2, Thomas 1802 VA3, William 1775 VA4, Thomas 1736 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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DONALD G. HALFORD

 

[He died in WA, but we are also publishing his obituary in New York Obituaries because of his close ties there.]

 

DAILY TIMES

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

 

            Donald Halford, 36, Everett, Wash., formerly of Potsdam, died Monday [Septeber 20] in Washington. He had been ill with AIDS.

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

            We included the obituary of his parents, Everett C. Halford and Anna Curtis Halford, in New York Obituaries.

 

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DONALD L. ALVORD

 

THE CHRONICLE

Centralia, Lewis Co., WA—Tuesday, 11 May 2010

 

            Donald L. Alvord, 79, Winlock, died Sunday, May 9, at home. A graveside service will be held 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, at the Winlock Cemetery with a reception to follow at the Winlock Fire Hall. Arrangements are under the care of Cattermole Funeral Home, Winlock.

 

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Partial obituary posted to his Find A Grave memorial, probably from:

THE CHRONICLE

Centralia, Lewis Co., WA—Friday, 14 May 2010

 

            Don was born in Tillmook, OR to Ruby and Jim Alvord. He was raised in Toledo, WA graduating in 1948 from Toledo High School. He married his high school sweetheart Dixie Jones in 1948, then in 1962 moved to Winlock, where they raised their five children. In 1985, Don married Connie Kollack which added four step-children to his family.

            Don was proud of retiring, in 1996, as a millworker for Weyerhaeuser, in Longview, after 40 plus years. He was an avid bowler. He enjoyed spending time at the beach and really liked digging clams. Don LOVED spending time hunting and fishing with his boys. He spent much of his retired time chasing his grandkids from one athletic event to another.

            Don was preceded in death in 1981 by his first wife Dixie and in 1992 by his eldest son Denny. He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Connie, his sons Dave (Julianne), Doug, Darrell (Nancee) and daughter Debbie Dobosh and his step-children Janelle (Mel) Heiden, Jon (Debra) Hensley, Lynnette Belcher and Jodie Curtis. Don was proud to have 24 grandkids, 10 great grandkids, and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Remembrances may be made to American Diabetes Association. A graveside service was held at Winlock Cemetery on May 18th, followed by a potluck at the Winlock Fire Hall.

 

 

Photos from Winlock Cemetery, Winlock, Lewis Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marilyn Posthumus Clark

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donald L. Alvord (SS# issued in WA) was born 6 Aug 1930, last residence Winlock, Lewis Co., WA.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Ruby Lorene Tohl Alvord; and his first wife Dixie A. Jones Alvord in this compilation.

 

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DONALD W. ALFORD

 

SEATTLE TIMES

Seattle, King Co., WA—Sunday, 2 November 2004

 

            Donald W. Alford—Born April 12, 1918 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Died October 26, 2004 in Seattle, Washington. Donald was a veteran of WW II and the Korean war. His favorite times were spent working on his projects and being with family.

            He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Frances, daughter Karen and her husband Vern, daughter Karla, son Kelly and his wife Kim, and grandchildren Dean, Alona, Gavin, Gordon, and Grant. Private services at his request. Although we will miss your vivid blue eyes, we are comforted knowing you are at peace. See you on the other side.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Donald W. Alford (SS# issued in WA), last residence Seattle, King Co., WA.

 

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DORIS MARIE ALVORD

 

YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC

Yakima, Yakima Co., WA—Friday, 28 April 2006

 

            Doris Marie Alvord, 77, of Selah [Yakima Co.] died Wednesday at home.

            Mrs. Alvord was born in Huntley, Neb. She had worked for Del Monte, Libby’s and Ross Packing, from which she retired.

            Survivors include her son, David Alvord of Yakima; two sisters, Lucy Dixon of Monroe, Wash., and Irma Deselms of Holdredge, Neb.; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

            Memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Yakima Chapel of Valley Hills Funeral Home. Valley Hills Funeral Home and Crematory, Yakima, is in charge of arrangements

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Doris M. Alvord (SS# issued in NE) was born 7 Jan 1929, last residence Selah, Yakima Co., WA.

 

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DOROTHY M. ALVORD

 

SEATTLE DAILY TIMES

Seattle, King Co., WA—Sunday, 28 March 1982

 

            A memorial service for Dorothy M. Alvord, former King County librarian, will be at 3 p.m. tomorrow at the University Unitarian Church. Miss Alvord, 86, died Thursday.

            Miss Alvord was born in the White River Valley near Kent, the daughter of Irving T. and Dora M. Alvord, a pioneer family. Her father was one of the first settlers in the valley. She was a member of the Soroptomist International, the PEO Sisterhood, the Eastern Star and the Seattle Opera Guild.

            A graduate of Washington State University, she also studied at Columbia University and the University of California at Berkeley. Before coming to Seattle in 1947 as associate librarian for the county system, she had served as librarian in Bellingham for 11 years and in Olympia for three years. She became King County librarian in 1951 and remained in the post until she retired in 1962.

            Surviving nieces and nephews suggest remembrances to a favorite church or charity.

 

In another article:

 

SEATTLE DAILY TIMES

Seattle, King Co., WA—Tuesday, 30 March 1982

 

            Dorothy M. Alvord—Age 86. Beloved aunt of Boaz Avigal, Kathryn Perkins, Betty Mae Allwine, Margenia Simmons, Barbara McGhee, Richard Alvord and Martha McNeill…. Memorial services Friday, April 2, 3 p.m., University Unitarian Church, 6556 35th N.E.

            Bleitz Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy Alvord (SS# issued in WA) was born 6 Apr 1895 and died _____ March 1982, last residence Seattle, King Co., WA.

            See the obituary of her father, Irving T. Alvord in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Dorothy M. 1895 WA1, Irving Thomas 1865 WA2, Thomas Moody 1832 NY3, Sylvester 1796 NY4, Ebenezer 1767 CT5, Thomas Gould 1742 CT6, Asahel 1720 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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DOROTHY MARGARET ALVORD ZEIGEN

 

DAILY HERALD

Everett, Snohomish Co., WA—1 March 2009

 

            Dorothy Margaret Zeigen—Born in Washington D.C. on April 24, 1922, Dorothy died February 23, 2009. Wrapped in the love of God, family and friends, Dorothy passed peacefully into eternal life after a brief battle with cancer.

            She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 44 years, George C. Zeigen; son, Ken; grandson, Tim; and daughter-in-law, Linda.

            Dorothy is survived by her children, Jim, Dave, George (Joyce), Ann (Jerry) Smith and Mary (Bruce) Isaacson; her ten grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.

            A memorial service will be celebrated at 11 a.m., on March 14, 2009, at Holyrood Cemetery.

            Remembrances may be made to the MS Society.

 

Photo from Holyrood Catholic Cemetery, Shoreline, King Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bonita Olmer

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Dorothy M. Zeigen (SS# issued in DC), last residence Stanwood, Snohomish Co., WA.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Ronald E. Alvord and Inez B. Alvord, in this compilation.

 

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DOUGLAS L. ALFORD

 

THE CHRONICLE

Centralia, Lewis Co., WA—Tuesday, 21 August 2012

 

            Douglas Alford, 59, Chehalis, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Winlock Cemetery, with a potluck reception to follow at the Winlock Fire Hall. Arrangements are under the direction of Cattermole Funeral Home, Winlock.

 

In another article:

 

Cattermole Funeral Home

Winlock, Lewis Co., WA—_____ August 2012

 

May 18, 1953 - August 8, 2012

 

            Douglas Alvord, 59, Chehalis, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Winlock Cemetery, with a potluck reception to follow at the Winlock Fire Hall. Arrangements are under the direction of Cattermole Funeral Home, Winlock.

FAG photo requested 3/23/2014

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            The funeral home included his middle initial in his obituary headline.

 

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EDDIE ALFORD

 

SEATTLE DAILY TIMES

Seattle, King Co., WA—31 January 1946

 

STAB WOUNDS ARE FATAL TO SOLDIER

 

            Eddie Alford, 21-year-old Negro soldier stationed at Camp Jordan, First Avenue South and Spokane Street, died in Fort Lawton Hospital Tuesday as a result of being stabbed January 10, police learned yesterday.

            Detectives questioned Alford at Harborview County Hospital after the stabbing, but learned only he had been attacked by an unidentified Negro at Fifth Avenue South and Jackson Street after a dispute about a girl.

            The case was turned over to Army authorities when Alford was transferred to Fort Lawton.

 

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EDDIE B. ALFORD

 

SEATTLE DAILY TIMES

Seattle, King Co., WA—Thursday, 7 April 1983

 

            Eddie B. Alford—Beloved husband of Mable, Brother of Mrs. Ophella Taylor, Uncle of Mrs. Carrie Walker, Cincinnati and Paul B. Henderson, Greenburg, Pa. A host of other relatives and friends. Services Saturday, 1 p.m., Allan’s Evergreen Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eddie Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 14 Aug 1895 and died _____ Apr 1983, last residence Seattle, King Co., WA.

 

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EDITH IONE PIEPER ALFORD

 

NEWS TRIBUNE

Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA—Thursday, 14 September 2000

 

 

            Edith Ione Alford, born January 23, 1923 in Hartford, CA, died September 12, 2000 in Puyallup, WA.

            Edith was preceded in death by her loving husband Chuck, daughter Colleen, twin brother Ernest Pieper, and sister Hazel Marie Holm. Edith is survived by grandsons David, Richard and Charles, granddaughter Ruth Ann (Brad), cherished great granddaughter Kelsey, and a great many family and friends.

            Edith retired from Montgomery Wards after 38-1/2 years as a merchandiser in the buying office. Grandma was loved by many and will be dearly missed by all. She loved to spend Wednesdays and Saturdays painting, spending time with her great granddaughter, and being in the company of friends and family.

            Services will be held Friday, Sept. 15, 2000 at 11:00 AM at Fir Lane Funeral Chapel in Spanaway. If desired, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Edith Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Puyallup, Pierce Co., WA.

 

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ELINA KELTANEN ALFRED

 

BREMERTON SUN

Bremerton, Kitsap Co., WA—29 September 1999

 

            Elina Alfred, 89, of Bremerton died Sept. 29, 1999, at SunRise Care and Rehabilitation of Oyster Bay. She was born Aug. 13, 1910, in Lowell to Mathew and Mina (Hall) Keltanen. She was raised and educated in Bremerton, graduating from Union High School as valedictorian in 1927. She also graduated from Bellingham Normal School (now Western Washington University) in 1929. She taught school in Kitsap County and in Alaska. She was active in PTSA in Bremerton schools and was a Golden Acorn award recipient. She was a member of the Retired Officers Wives Club, the Kitsap Mycological Society, Peddle Pushers, the East Bremerton Garden Club and Manette Community Church.

            Survivors include her husband, Harold; three sons, Dave of Gig Harbor, Loren of Delton, Mich., and Bruce of Renton; a daughter, Barbara Logue of Renton; a sister, Janice Gibbons of Seattle; eight grandchildren, Gregory and Andrea Logue, JoAnn Franklin, Jeanne Dyke, Karl Mossyrock and Jim, Matt and Ken Alfred; 11 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.

            Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the committal service at 11 a.m. Friday at Lewis Funeral Chapel. A memorial service is planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Manette Community Church. Cremation is under the direction of Cherry Grove Memorial Park with inurnment at Forest Lawn Cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elin Alfred (SS# issued in WA), last residence Bremerton, Kitsap Co., WA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Harold David Alfred, in this compilation.

 

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ELLSWORTH CHAPMAN “BUSTER” ALVORD, JR.

 

SEATTLE TIMES

Seattle, King Co., WA—31 January 2010

 

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            Dr. Ellsworth C. “Buster” Alvord, Jr., retired head of the Department of Neuropathology at the University of Washington and noted civic philanthropist, died on January 19, 2010, at his Seattle home following a stroke.

            Born May 9, 1923, in Washington, D.C., the son of Ellsworth C., Sr., and Katharyn Alvord, Buster Alvord received his bachelor’s degree from Haverford College, in Pennsylvania, in 1943, and his medical degree from Cornell University in 1946. Following graduation, he continued his training in neurological disorders at New York Hospital, Walter Reed Hospital, and the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. From 1953 to 1955 he served as Chief of the Neuropathology Section of the National Institute of Neurological Disease and Blindness, and in 1955 accepted an appointment as associate professor of pathology and neurology at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston. In 1960 he began a distinguished career at the University of Washington, where he served for almost 50 years as professor of pathology and pioneer in the field of neuropathology. He was widely recognized for his research into the causes of allergic encephalomyelitis and multiple sclerosis. He served on the board of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and in 2005 was the recipient of its Lifetime Achievement Award; the American Association of Neuropathologists; and the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute.

            Following retirement from the University faculty he continued to work, focusing on developing mathematical models for brain cancer, until his death.

            The Alvords endowed chairs in neuropathology and related sciences which constitute the Nancy and Buster Alvord Brain Tumor Center at the UW. They contributed to two endowed chairs in the Department of Pathology in recognition of Dr. Alvord and his colleague, Dr. Cheng-Mei Shaw. They were honored as recipients of several University of Washington Awards: the Dean’s Circle Award in 2004, the Gates Volunteer Service Award in 2006, and the Brotman Leadership 2008 Award. They established the Harborview Mission of Caring Endowed Fund for Uncompensated Care in 2003. In addition, they endowed a chair in pediatric epilepsy at Children’s Hospital.

            Buster Alvord’s dedication to the University of Washington went far beyond the Medical School. A UW fellowship in humanities was endowed by Buster Alvord and his wife, Nancy. He was a member of the UW Libraries and History Department visiting committees, a supporter of KUOW, a fundraiser for the Solomon Katz Professorship in the Humanities, a member of the Henry Art Gallery board of trustees and president of the UW World Series advisory board for Meany Hall. He served as a member of the board of trustees of the University of Puget Sound, where he was also chair of its Music, Art, and Drama board. He was also a member of the honorary board of directors of the Medic One Foundation.

            “Keep a third, give a third to Uncle Sam, and give a third away” is the formula that guided Buster Alvord’s philanthropy. Over the years the Alvord name has been associated with generous support for all of Seattle’s major cultural institutions, support that didn’t stop with financial aid but included service on boards of directors and dedicated attendance at performances. He was a trustee of both the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and A Contemporary Theatre (ACT) for over 40 years, and served terms as president of both boards. The generosity of the Alvords touched organizations including The Seattle Repertory Theater, the Seattle Art Museum, Seattle Opera, Pacific Northwest Ballet, Seattle Children’s Theatre, Artist Trust (founding donors), St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, the Seattle Public Library, The Nature Conservancy, People for Puget Sound, the Trust for Public Land, and the Audubon Society, to name a few beneficiaries of their generosity. Buster and Nancy Alvord were recipients of the 1991 Seattle-King County First Citizens award, the Corporate Council for the Arts (now ArtsFund) Lifetime Dedication to the Arts Award in 1999, and the PONCHO Founders Award in 2008. Three generations of the Alvord family were recognized in 1995 as the Outstanding Philanthropic Family of the Year by the Washington State Chapter of the National Society of Fund Raising Executives.

            Buster Alvord is survived by his wife of 66 years, Nancy Delaney Alvord, whom he met at a family summer vacation spot while both were still in high school. Other survivors include a brother and sister-in-law, Robert W. Alvord and his wife, Jacquelyn, of Washington, D.C.; a son and daughter-in-law, Ellsworth C. “Chap” Alvord III and his wife, Eve; a daughter, Katharyn Alvord Gerlich; a daughter, Jean Alvord Rhodes; and a son and daughter-in-law, Richard Alvord and his wife, Nancy, all of Seattle. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Elias C. Alvord II and his wife, Karyl; Ira A. Gerlich; Delaney A. Gerlich; Carrie Delaney Rhodes; James S. Rhodes III and his wife, Kalpana; George E. Rhodes; Alexander W. Alvord; Virginia J. Alvord; and Annie O. Alvord; and nine great-grandchildren.

            A memorial celebration has been set for Thursday, March 4, at 2:00 p.m. at Meany Hall on the University of Washington campus. Remembrances in lieu of flowers may be directed to Harborview Mission of Caring Fund, ArtsFund, or a charity of your choice. “Just give it to somebody,” Buster would say.

 

In another article:

 

SEATTLE TIMES

Seattle, King Co., WA—Wednesday, 3 February 2010

 

UW doctor, philanthropist ‘Buster’ Alvord - Neuropathologist gave generously to region, science Obituary

Susan Gilmore: Seattle Times staff reporter

 

            Ellsworth C. “Buster” Alvord was a noted University of Washington physician and local philanthropist, but his real love was his vacation home on Quilcene Bay, said former Gov. Dan Evans, a longtime friend.

            “He loved it up there,” Evans said. “He would shuck his formal clothes and be out in Goodwill chic.”

            Dr. Alvord , who was head of the UW Department of Neuropathology, died Jan. 19 after a stroke at his home in Windemere. He was 86.

            “He was an outstanding physician scientist, an international leader in his field,” said Paul Ramsey, chief executive officer of UW Medicine and dean of the School of Medicine. “He was the most generous philanthropist in our region, and he combined an outstanding career with community responsibility and leadership.”

            After receiving his medical degree from Cornell University, Dr. Alvord continued his training in neurological disorders at New York Hospital, Walter Reed Hospital and the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. After working at Baylor University, Dr. Alvord moved to the University of Washington in 1960 and served for more than four decades as a professor of pathology and was a pioneer in the field of neuropathology.

            Dr. Alvord was recognized for his work into finding the cause of multiple sclerosis and served on the board of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. In 2005, he received its lifetime achievement award.

            After his retirement, Dr. Alvord continued to work on developing mathematical models for brain cancer, and Ramsey said just months before his death he planned to submit a paper on brain cancer.

            “He did have an unusual career,” said his daughter Katharyn Alvord Gerlich, of Seattle. She said that when she was in kindergarten the teacher asked the students what their daddies did and she said her father cut up dead people’s brains. Her parents got a call from the school and said there was a problem.

            The Alvords endowed chairs in neuropathology and related sciences, which constitute the Nancy and Buster Alvord Brain Tumor Center at the UW. They also contributed to two endowed chairs in the Department of Pathology and received several awards from the UW, including the Gates Volunteer Service Award in 2006. In addition, the Alvords endowed a chair in pediatric epilepsy at Seattle’s Childrens hospital.

            In addition to his work in medicine, Dr. Alvord was a member of the Henry Art Gallery board of trustees and on the board of the University of Puget Sound.

            “Keep a third, give a third to Uncle Sam and give a third away” is the formula that guided Dr. Alvord ‘s philanthropy. He was a trustee of the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and ACT Theater for more than 40 years and belonged to several other arts, literary and environmental organizations.

            In 1991 the Alvords received the Seattle-King County First Citizen award and a lifetime dedication to the arts award in 1999. They also received the Poncho founders award in 2008 and were recognized in 1995 as the outstanding philanthropic family of the year.

            “I am such a great admirer of all his accomplishments,” said Gerard Schwarz, Seattle Symphony music director. “They (the Alvord family) were consistent in their support if they believed in what you were doing artistically.”

            He said that early in his career at the symphony, Schwarz told Dr. Alvord that he planned to invite a guest conductor, and Dr. Alvord questioned him. “He said Jerry, you’re not a politician, you’re an artist. Is it the right thing to do for arts? You should make the right decision.” Schwarz didn’t invite the guest conductor.

            “He was the warmest, most wonderful supportive, brilliant, sensitive human being,” Schwarz said. “To be a scientist and a doctor of his caliber and have the compassion and sensitivity is something remarkable. He was an extraordinary human being.”

            Added Ramsey, “The consequences of the philanthropic contributions made by Buster and Nancy Alvord and their children and grandchildren are everywhere, through UW Medicine, the University of Washington and the larger Puget Sound region, in science and medicine, in the arts and humanity, in education and other areas. They are a wonderful, devoted family, fully engaged with one another and with their community.”

            Son Ellsworth “Chap” Alvord said that after his father retired from the UW, the UW kept giving him a key to the lab where he continued to work, doing research models of brain tumors.

            He said his father, though busy, always went to his sports games and other school events. He also loved to water ski and, when the family moved to Seattle from Texas, he insisted everyone learn to snow ski, which they did.

            Evans said he loved Quilcene Bay, where he built a home 20 years ago and was almost finished with a second home there.

            At his summer home “Buster was a totally different personality than the more formal one that most people knew,” Evans said. “He was a gentle, marvelous, generous guy. You hate to lose a dear friend like that, but he had a marvelous, full, productive life. What Buster did will be carried on by other scientists.”

            In addition to his two children, Dr. Alvord is survived by his wife, Nancy, brother Robert Alvord of Washington, D.C., son Richard Alvord and daughter Jean Alvord Rhodes, both of Seattle.

            A memorial service is set for March 4 at 2 p.m. at Meany Hall at the UW.

            The family asks that remembrances in his name go to Harborview Medical Center’s Mission of Caring Fund, in care of UW Foundation, Box 359505, Seattle, 98195 or ArtsFund, P.O. Box 19780, Seattle WA 98109, or a charity of choice.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ellsworth C. Alvord (SS# issued in TX), last residence Seattle, King Co., WA.

            We included the obituaries of his father, Ellsworth Chapman Alvord Sr.; and brother Robert Watson Alvord in District of Columbia Obituaries. We included the obituary of his sister Betty Alvord Loweth in Florida Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Ellsworth Chapman 1923 DC1, Ellsworth Chapman 1895 WI2, Elias Chapman 1860 PA3, Henry Wells 1821 MA4, Helaz 1791 MA5, Bezaleel 1762 MA6, Azariah 1738 MA7, John 1711 MA8, John 1685 MA9, Thomas 1653 CT10, Alexander 1627 England11, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England12.

                                                                                                          

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ELSIE G. DONOHUE ALVORD

 

SEATTLE DAILY TIMES

Seattle, King Co., WA—16 July 1983

 

            Elsie G. Alvord—Age 85. Beloved mother of Dr. Jean Donohue; grandmother of Linda Duncan, Cary, Tad and Kevin Donohue; great grandmother of Katharine Duncan, all of Seattle. Five sisters, all in Buffalo, N.Y. area, also survive.

            Memorial services and interment in Buffalo, N.Y.

            Bleitz Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elsie Alvord (SS# issued in NY) was born 22 Feb 1898, last residence Buffalo, Erie Co., NY.

            From Washington Death Index, 1940–1996 (Ancestry.com): Elsie G. Alvord, age 85, died 13 July 1983 in Seattle, residence Seattle.

 

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ELSWORTH KENT ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—Tuesday, 13 August 1991

 

            A graveside service for Elsworth Kent Alford will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in Park Hill Cemetery [Vancouver, Clark Co., WA]. He died of pancreatic cancer Friday [August 9] in a Portland care center, where he had been four days. He was 73.

            Mr. Alford was born in Sedan, Kan., on June 15, 1918, and had lived in Vancouver since 1940. He was a retired carpenter. Mr. Alford was a member of the Carpenters Union and Full Gospel Church.

            Surviving Mr. Alford are his wife, Nellie G. of Vancouver; nephew, Robert Cloyd of Cle Elum, Wash.; and friend, Sylvia Menn of Vancouver.

 

Photo from Park Hill Cemetery, Vancouver, Clark Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jan Player Grant

 

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

            See the obituaries of his wife, Nellie S. Alford; mother, Mary Alice Perry Alford; and brother Everett F. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Gladys Daisy Alford Cloyd in Kansas Obituaries.

            Elsworth shares a gravestone with his wife and mother.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Elsworth Kent 1918 KS1, Thomas T. 1872 KS2, William Harvey 1839 VA3, Charles 1801 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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EMMA AGNES ALFORD GILMER

AAFA #0055

Mother of Zada Delores Gilmer Wheatley, AAFA #0630, and Harriet Ann Gilmer Burks, AAFA #0782

 

[Although she died in WA, we are also including her obituary in Tennessee Obituaries because she has close ties to TN and is buried there.]

 

 

COMMERCIAL APPEAL

Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—Sunday, 1 November 2009

 

            Emma Alford Gilmer, 91, of Arlington, WA, went to sleep in her bed on October 28, 2009, and woke up in the arms of the Lord surrounded by His Angels. She had suffered a stroke earlier in the spring.

            Emma was born to Harry Edward and Carrie Alford March 11, 1918, at Skene, MS. She graduated from Skene High School and married Henry Clay Gilmer March 27, 1935. They enjoyed 60 years of marriage until Henry’s death in 1995. Mrs. Gilmer was a dedicated nurse and retired at the age of 65.

            She is survived by three daughters, Zada D. Wheatley [AAFA #0630] of Marysville, WA, Sylvia Clay Gray of Memphis, TN and Harriet Ann Burks [AAFA #0782] (Donald E.) of Arlington, WA. She leaves four grandsons, Donald W. Wheatley, Jr. (Donnia) of Oakland, TN, John W. Wheatley (Mazie) of Mukilteo, WA, Thomas Gilmer “Gil” Bridges (Lynne) of Arlington, WA and Joseph Clay Bridges of Arlington, WA, six great-grandchildren, Levi and Logan Bridges of Spokane, WA, Ashley Wheatley Owens of Oakland, TN, Polly Bridges Mitas (Chris) of Suwannee, GA, Alissa Nicole Eng of Mukilteo, WA and Savannah Lee Bridges of Arlington, WA, great-great-grandchildren, her beloved James Owens IV and Emma Claire Grace Owens of Oakland, TN, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.

            She is preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Carrie Alford , brothers, Edgar Earl (Lola), Billie (Janie), and sisters, Dorothea (Dot) Kober (Vic), Harriet Brandau (John), and an infant called Little Sister.

            Mrs. Gilmer was a member of Hickory Withe Baptist Church.

            Graveside services will be held at Forest Hill East Cemetery, 2440 Whitten Rd., Memphis, TN at 2 p.m., Wednesday, November 4, with visitation one hour before the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association.

 

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Photo from Forest Hill Cemetery East, Memphis, Shelby Co., TN—www.findagrave.com

Photo posted 9 Jan 2004 by photographer Anonymous

Waiting for permission from Anonymous – sent message thru Edit on 3/1/2012 – put also on IR

 

FAG updated photo requested 6/17/2013 – put also on IR

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Emma A. Gilmer (SS# issued in MS), last residence Arlington, Snohomish Co., WA.

            We included the obituaries of her parents, Harry Edward Alford and Carrie Stelene Stanford Alford; brother Billie Alford; and sisters Dorothea Louise Alford Kober and Harriette Alford Brandau in Mississippi Obituaries. We included the obituary of her brother Edgar Earl Alford in Tennessee Obituaries.

            For more information on her family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John William Alford and Lennae W. Roden.

            Her lineage: Emma Agnes 1918 MS1, Harry Edward 1885 MS2, Theodore 1839 MS3, John William 1801 GA4.

 

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EMORY R. ALVORD

 

NEWS TRIBUNE

Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA—31 December 1957

 

            Emory R. Alvord, 82, of Winlock [Lewis Co.], died Christmas Day. He was born in Michigan and came to Washington, nearly 40 years ago.

            He leaves a son, James Alvord, of Winlock.

            Services were to be held at 1 p.m. today in the Lakewood Mortuary.... Burial was to follow in New Tacoma Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            From WA Deaths: Emery R. Alvord died 25 Dec 1957 in Fort Steilacoom, Pierce Co., parents Obid C. Alvord and Emma McCullen.

 

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ESTHER O. HASTINGS ALVORD

 

YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC

Yakima, Yakima Co., WA—Tuesday, 2 May 2006

 

 

YAKIMA—Esther O. Alvord, 92, of Selah [Yakima Co.], passed away Saturday, April 29, 2006 at Yakima Regional Medical Center.

            Esther was born November 11, 1913 in Alma, Kansas to Sabin and Florence (Hesseltine) Hastings. The family moved to Washington when she was three years old and has lived in the State of Washington since. She moved to Selah in 1943 where she met and married Howard Alvord in 1947. They lived happily for 49 years together.          Esther was a homemaker and a longtime member of the Selah Covenant Church where she taught Sunday School for many years. She enjoyed gardening and working for the church.

            She is survived by three children, Sylvia Alvarez of Vancouver, WA, Sharen and husband Scott Peacock of Anchorage, AK and Howard and wife Janice Alvord, Jr. of Wapato, 12 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Ollie Humphrey of Colorado and Oma Jordon of Tenino, WA; also numerous nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Howard Alvord on August 25, 1996, and sisters, Opal Merritt and Lilly DeGarmo....

            Graveside services will be Thursday, May 4, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at West Hills Memorial Park.... Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Esther O. Alvord (SS# issued in WA), last residence Selah, Yakima Co., WA.

 

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ETHEL A. FISHER ALFORD

Great-Aunt of Tony Kirk, AAFA #1005

 

DAYTON CHRONICLE

Dayton, Columbia Co., WA—Wednesday, 14 January 1987

 

            Ethel A. Alford, age 78, died Thursday, January 8, 1986 [sic] at the IOOF Nursing Home in Walla Walla. Before moving to nursing home in November, she had made her home at 1012 S. 5th, Dayton.

            Funeral services were held at 11 am Saturday, January 10, 1987 at the Hubbard-Rogg Chapel. Her grandson, the Rev. Kenneth Alford officiated. The Schuyler Rebekah Lodge #18 conducted their ritual. Interment was in the family plot in Dayton City Cemetery.

            Those who wish may contribute in her memory to the American Heart Fund or to the charity of their choice.

            Mrs. Alford was born on July 20, 1908 at Rushmore, North Dakota. Her parents were Leonard and Lucinda Morley Fisher. At the age of seven, she moved with her parents to Oregon. On October 10, 1926 she married Everett Alford in Tillamook, Oregon.

            The couple lived in Coquille, Oregon for 16 years, at Stevenson, Washington for two years, and for 24 years resided near Diamond Lake, Washington.

            Mrs. Alford was quite active in Grange and Rebekahs. She also enjoyed making quilts and playing the organ.

            She is survived by her husband at the family home; one daughter, Edith Pflug of Walla Walla; three sons, Dennis of Estacada, Oregon, James of Eagle Creek Oregon, Calvin of Newport, Washington, one sister, Grace Alford of Portland, Oregon, 15 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Elmer Alford. One sister and two brothers.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates [death listed as _____ Jan 1987] of Ethel Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Dayton, Columbia Co., WA.

            See the obituary of Ethel’s husband, Everett Vernon Alford, in this compilation. The 1986 date from the first paragraph is as printed in the paper, an obvious error.

 

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ETOY ALFORD, SR.

 

Photo from facebook.com/etoy.sr.

 

TRI-CITY HERALD

Kennewick, Benton Co., WA—Sunday 13 March 2011

 

            Etoy Alford, Sr., 69, of Richland, went to sleep March 8, 2011, surrounded by his loving family after a three-year battle with cancer. Etoy is survived by his wife Patricia; children, Veronica (McGlothan), Dawn, Etoy Jr., Jennifer (Alao), and Amber; grandson, Demetrius Lopez Alford; and was ‘Dad’ to granddaughters Indigo & Chandler Bethley, and Jade Alao. He was also survived by siblings Cleminstene Townsy, Clarence Alford Jr., and Crissie Hay; and 54 other family members. Etoy’s parents, Clarence & Ella Alford, and siblings Lexie Alford and Darie Brown, preceded him in death.

            He was born on Sept. 25, 1941, in Ringgold, LA. Etoy had a strong work ethic, loved fishing, and was dedicated to family. He graduated from Southern University in Baton Rouge with a degree in agriculture. This is also where he landed the love of his life, Pat. Employment brought him to the Tri-Cities in 1967, where he worked for various Hanford contractors, ultimately retiring from Lockheed Martin.

            Etoy was a family man who worked tirelessly to provide for, protect, and educate his family. He dedicated years to coaching his daughters Jennifer, Amber, and Indigo’s softball teams.

            Etoy’s greatest achievement was his personal and spiritual transformation over the last decade. He grew spiritually and wished to be baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Etoy died with the assured hope that he will one day be resurrected in a paradise Earth and be rejoined with his family again.

            Learn more about Etoy or post a message at facebook.com/etoy.sr.

            Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m. on Sat., March 26, 2011, at the Richland Community Center located at 500 Amon Park Dr., Richland.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Etoy Alford (SS# issued in LA), last residence Richland, Benton Co., WA.

 

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EVA KENOYER BENTLEY ALVORD

 

Whatcom Genealogical Society

Obituaries of Whatcom County, WA

Whatcom Co., WA—_____ Jan 1957

 

            Alvord, Eva Bentley, age 76 years, of Route 2, Lynden [Whatcom Co.], passed away in a local hospital Wednesday, Jan. 16, [1957] following an extended illness. Mrs. Alvord had been a resident of the Ten Mile district for the past 71 years, and was a member of the Ten Mile Grange.

            Surviving relatives include her husband, Frank; three sons, Otto Bentley, Tacoma; Wallace Bentley, Deming, and Woodrow Bentley, of Chicago; one daughter, Mrs. Gladys Alvord, of this city; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren; one brother, Joe Kenoyer, of Everett.

            Funeral services will be conducted Friday, Jan. 18 at 11 a. m. within the Cathedral Chapel of the Westford Funeral Home with Rev. Clifford M. Pickau, pastor of the Champion Street Baptist Church officiating. Interment Woodlawn.

 

Photo from Woodlawn Cemetery, Ferndale, Whatcom Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sparky

Note from the photographer: “Her headstone is under a very thick boxwood bush. I did the best I could but the bush hid the date of death. Luckily, you can see she shares the headstone with Charley Bentley.”

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her second husband, Frank Dudley Alvord; and daughter Gladys Bentley Alvord in this compilation.

            From WA Deaths: Eva Bentley Alvord died 16 Jan 1957 in Bellingham, Whatcom Co., age 76 years. Her father’s name was John Kenoyer and her mother’s name was unknown.

            Eva Alvord’s memorial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Ferndale, Whatcom Co., WA [findagrave.com] says she was born 10 July 1879. Her gravestone says 1880. She is buried with her first husband, Charley Bentley.

 

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EVELYN J. MCCLURE ALFORD

 

Whatcom Genealogical Society

Obituaries of Whatcom County, WA

Whatcom Co., WA—_____ April 1992

 

            Alford, Evelyn J., 75, of Lopez Island, died Wednesday, April 1, 1992, in Anacortes. She was born May 22, 1916, in Bellingham to Benjamin and Mary Bowman McClure. She married Ralph Alford. He survives at the family home.

            Other survivors include her sons Robert Anderson of Renton and Steven Ruby of Concord, Calif.; daughters Judy Orcutt of Mount Vernon and Joan Petersen of Hayward, Calif.; 19 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren.

            A graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Saxon Cemetery…. Arrangements are by Evans Funeral Chapel of Anacortes.

 

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

 

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EVERETT F. ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—11 April 1990

 

            A graveside service for Everett F. Alford will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday [April 8] in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery. He died Sunday of causes related to age in his Vancouver home. He was 84.

            Mr. Alford was born in Coffeyville, Kan., on July 16, 1905, and had lived in Vancouver the last 50 years. He was a retired electrician who worked on construction of the Trojan Nuclear Plant and Grand Coulee, Bonneville and The Dalles dams.

            Surviving are his wife, Letha of Vancouver; stepdaughter, Arlene Thompson of Vancouver; brother, Ellsworth of Vancouver; sister, Gladys Cloyd of Kansas; and two granddaughters.

 

Photo from Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Vancouver, Clark Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Barb Sigler

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Everett F. Alford (SS# issued in KS), last residence Vancouver, Clark Co., WA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Letha E. Knapp Alford; mother Mary Alice Perry Alford; and brother Elsworth Kent Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Gladys Daisy Alford Cloyd in Kansas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Everett F. 1905 KS1, Thomas T. 1872 KS2, William Harvey 1839 VA3, Charles 1801 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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EVERETT VERNON ALFORD

Great-Uncle of Tony Kirk, AAFA #1005

 

DAYTON CHRONICLE

Dayton, Columbia Co., WA—_____ July 1995

 

            Everett Vernon Alford, 94, of 1012 S. Fifth St. died [Saturday] July 29, 1995, at St. Mary Medical Center. The funeral will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Hubbard-Rogg Chapel, 111 S. Second St., Dayton…. Burial will be in the family plot in Dayton City Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was born July 1, 1901, in Iola, Kan., to Alva and Mary Carter Alford. At an early age, he came to the Northwest with his parents. They settled in Sandy, Ore., where he attended school.

            At 14, he started working in the woods as a logger and except for in-between jobs, he continued logging until his retirement. On Oct 10, 1926, he married Ethel Fisher at Vernonia, Ore. His work took the family to Coquille, Ore., Coeur d’Alene and St. Maries, Idaho. When they moved to Newport Wash., he bought land and created a tree farm, planting more than 285,000 trees.

            The Alfords retired at Dayton in 1976. Mrs. Alford died in 1987.

            Mr. Alford was active in the Odd Fellows Lodge and served as noble grand for the Newport and Dayton lodges. He held state offices and received a 50-year pin in 1987. He enjoyed Columbia County Senior Citizens Center activities, gardening and early morning walks.

            Surviving are a daughter, Edith Pflug of Walla Walla; a son, Calvin Alford of Diamond Lake, Wash., a sister, Marjorie Downing of Puyallup, Wash., a half brother, William Alford of New Meadows, Idaho; a half sister, Iva Cofield of Estacada, Ore.; a stepbrother, Harold Bissel of Arlington, Ore.; 17 grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by four sons, Elmer, Dennis, Kevin and James Alford; a daughter Verna Alford; a sister, Florence Alford; a brother, Leroy Alford; and a half sister, Beatrice Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Everett V. Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Dayton, Columbia Co., WA.

            See the obituary of Everett’s wife, Ethel A. Fisher Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his son Dennis Dee Alford; grandmother Eva A. Matteson Alford; stepmother Lurena Brace King Alford; and half-brother William Robert Alford Sr. in Oregon Obituaries.

            Everett’s parents were Alva Clark Alford and Nora Grace Carter.

            For more information on this family, see “Ashley Owen Alford of VT and NY, 1770–1847,” AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Everett Vernon 1901 KS1, 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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FANNA LEWIS ALFORD

 

Whatcom Genealogical Society

Obituaries of Whatcom County, WA

Whatcom Co., WA—_____ November 1991

 

            Alford, Fanna L., 76, of 2501 E St., No. 513, died on Nov 11, [1991] at her home. She was born on May 11, 1915, in Trenton, Tenn., to Carroll and Etta Lewis. She married Raymond Alford in 1935 in Trenton. He died in 1964. Mrs. Alford was a Whatcom County resident for the past 16 years. She was a member of the Church of Christ and volunteered through the Retired Senior volunteer Program. Her hobbies included crocheting and bird watching.

            Survivors include her son Donald Alford of Bellingham; brothers Leonard Lewis of Trenton, and Bill Lewis of Cicero, Ill.; sisters Marie Thorne of Trenton, and Hessie Lewis of Dearborn, Mich.; one grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Church of Christ, 558 Sterling, Drive…. Arrangements and cremation are by Westford Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Fannie L. Alford (SS# issued in TN), last residence Bellingham, Whatcom Co., WA.

 

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FERN ALFORD CRAMER

 

YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC

Yakima, Yakima Co., WA—Tuesday, 23 March 1999

 

 

YAKIMA—Fern (Alford) Cramer, 84, died Saturday, March 20, 1999. Born in Yakima to Fred and Dona (Queen) Alford on December 30, 1914, she lived in Yakima her whole life, graduating Yakima High School.

            Prior to her marriage, she worked at Mercy Theater's poster plant. On May 19, 1940, she and Ralph William “Bus” Cramer were married tat St. Michael’s Episcopal Church and had two children, Lynn “Penney” and Gary. Bus was a city fireman for 25 years.

            A founding member of St. Timothy’s Episcopal Church, she was active in the evening guild, bazaars, and choir, and at the church’s Plaid Door. She was dedicated to the work of the local guild for Seattle’s Children’s Orthopedic Hospital. For years, she was a member of the Daughters of the Pioneers, since her father’s family had come to the Oregon Territory in 1850. She had also worked at Sears from 1952 to 1963.

            At the time of Bus’ death, they had been married for 56 years.

            She is survived by Lynn and Ralph Schmidt and their children Todd and Sarah, and Todd’s son Scott, as well as Gary and Jennifer Cramer and their son Shane.

            Memorial services will be held Saturday, March 27, 1999, at 2:00 pm at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church….

 

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YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC

Yakima, Yakima Co., WA—Tuesday, 23 March 1999

 

            Fern (Alford) Cramer, 84, of Yakima died Saturday.

            Mrs. Cramer was born, raised and educated in Yakima. She had worked at Mercy Theater's poster plant.

            Survivors include a daughter, Lynn Schmidt; a son, Gary Cramer; three grandchildren and a great-grandson.

            A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church. Shaw and Sons Funeral Directors, Yakima, is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Fern Cramer (SS# issued in WA), last residence Yakima, Yakima Co., WA.

            See the obituary of her mother, Dona J. Queen Alford Duncan, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Fern 1914 WA1, Fred Thomas 1885 OR2, Thomas B. 1839 MO3, Thomas 1802 VA4, William 1775 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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FRANK DUDLEY ALVORD

 

Whatcom Genealogical Society

Obituaries of Whatcom County, WA

Whatcom Co., WA—_____ December 1962

 

            Alvord, Frank D., age 88, formerly of 2605 Hampton Pl. passed away in a local nursing home Friday, Nov. 30, [1962]. Mr. Alvord had been a 66 year resident of this community; had been a fireman for the Bellingham Fire Dept., and during World War I had served on the Bellingham Police Dept. Mr. Alvord had farmed in the Lynden area before his retirement a few years ago, and leaves to survive three sons, Irving C. of Bellingham, Gordon L. of Vancouver, Wash., and Ellery of San Gabriel, Calif.; eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren; one brother, Ellery L. of Vallejo, Calif., and one sister, Mrs. Emma Carter of Black Creek, Wisc.

            The remains rest at the Jones Funeral Home where services will be … Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 1:00 p.m. Final resting place Bay View.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his first wife, Gertrude Regina Erickson Alvord; second wife, Eva Kenoyer Bentley Alvord; and son Irving Cecil Alvord Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Herbert E. Alvord in California Obituaries.

            On 1 Nov 2012, a Find A Grave contributor/photographer reported that Frank has no gravestone or marker.

            On Frank Dudley Alvord’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is a policeman, age 44, living in Bellingham, Whatcom Co., WA. He was born 5 Dec 1873, and his nearest relative is Girtrude G. Alvord of the same address.

            From Samuel Morgan Alvord, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord (Webster, NY: A.D. Andrews, Printer, 1908), p. 667:

 

2664. Frank Dudley Alvord (Ellery, Thomas Rixon, William, Asahel, Asahel, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Freedom, Outagamie Co., Wis., Dec. 5, 1873; married Whatcom, Wash., Nov. 1, 1899, Gertrude Regina Erickson, daughter of John Frederick and Maria Brigitta (Johnson) Erickson. She was born Lofo, Drottningholm, Sweden, Mar. 17, 1872. Res. Bellingham, Wash., 1904. Frank D. Alvord is on the police force at Bellingham, Wash. Children:

 

3045. Gordon Lewis, b. Whatcom, Wash., Nov. 6, 1900.

3046. Irving Cecil, b. Whatcom, Wash., May 29, 1903.

 

1900 Census: Bellingham Ward 3, Whatcom Co., WA

Dwelling #153

 

Frank Albert head    26        Dec 1873         WI NY NJ      married 1 year

                                                                                                day laborer

Gertrude          wife     28        Mar 1872         Sweden           0 children, 0 living

 

1910 Census: Bellingham Ward 3, Whatcom Co., WA

Dwelling #153

 

Frank D. Alvord   head        36         WI NY NJ      1st marriage, 12 years

                                                                                    teamster hauling wood

Gertie R.                 wife        37         Sweden           3 children, 3 living

Gordon L.               son            9         WA WI Swe

Irving C.                 son            6         WA WI Swe

Herbert E.               son            3         WA WI Swe

Mary E.                   sister       21         WI NY NJ      nurse

 

1920 Census: Bellingham Ward 3, Whatcom Co., WA

Dwelling #86

 

Frank D. Alvord    head       46        WI NY NY     city policeman

Gertrude                   wife        37        Sweden           immigrated 1891

                                                                                    naturalized 1899

Gordon                     son          19        WA WI Swe

Irving                       son          16        WA WI Swe

Ellery                        son          12        WA WI Swe

 

1930 Census: Ferndale (District 32), Whatcom Co., WA

Dwelling #144

 

Frank D. Alvord    head       56        WI NY NJ      dairy farmer

                                                                                    age 26 at 1st marriage

Eva                           wife        59        MN Ger Ger    age 52 at 1st marriage

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Frank Dudley 1873 WI1, Ellery 1849 NY2, Thomas Rixon 1816 NY3, William 1776 CT4, Asahel 1746 CT5, Asahel 1720 MA6, Thomas 1683 MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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FRED BENJAMIN ALFORD

 

SEATTLE DAILY TIMES

Seattle, King Co., WA—Sunday, 7 December 1969

 

            Alford, Fred B.—of 5101 S. Mayflower St., Dec. 5. Beloved father of Harold J. Alford, Manhattan, Kansas. Two grandchildren.

            Services Tuesday, 11 a.m., Acacia Funeral Home. Interment, Forest Lawn Cemetery.

 

Photo from Forest Lawn Cemetery, Seattle, King Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ann McClary

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Fred Alford (SS# issued in WA) was born 3 Aug 1885 and died _____ Dec 1969, last residence Seattle, King Co., WA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Grace Ruth Alley Alford; and his daughter-in-law Winifred Alma Rastede Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his mother, Sarah C. Alford, in Nebraska Obituaries.

            Fred Benj. Alford’s WWI Draft Registration Card, 18 Sept 1918 in Lincoln, Knox Co., NE, lists his birth date as 3 Aug 1884 [gravestone says 1885]. He was a bookbinder at the Woodruff Printing Co. in Lincoln.

            His memorial at Find A Grave lists his middle name; and identifies his parents as George H. Alford (1832–1896) and Sarah C. Alford (1849–1908).

 

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GAYLE SHELLEY ALFORD NOTEMBOOM

 

DAILY RECORD

Ellensburg, Kittitas Co., WA—17 August 2007

 

 

            Gayle Shelley Alford Notenboom, 64, of Olympia, passed away at Providence St. Peter Hospital on July 25, 2007 after a courageous, extended battle, with acute myelodysplasia/leukemia.

            She was born August 8, 1942, in Portland, Oregon, the daughter of Gerald Earl and Nancy Beatrice Alford. Gayle attended the University of Oregon and later graduated with several degrees, and with high honors, from Central Washington University. Education was a great love and she cherished her students and South Puget Sound Community College where she taught history, political science, anthropology, and women studies for many years.

            An open house celebration of her life was held at her home in Olympia on August 5, 2007 with her family, many friends, and former students in attendance. It was a joyous occasion with just the right kind of Tasha Nicole desserts she so loved. She was and is fondly remembered for bringing joy to others, her happy spirit, being a friend to all, and loving and caring for others.

            She loved her family, especially her grand children, and her traditions of reading, knitting, cooking, love of goodies, and quest for peace and harmony will be carried forward in grand style. All who knew her will remember her undaunted courage until the very moment her Heavenly Father called her home.

            She is survived by her Mother Nancy Alford, husband T.I Dutch, son Chris Notenboom, daughters Adriana Hutchings and Shelley Cooper, sister Jani Whitacre, cousin Sue Jaqua, and her grand-children Seth Hutchings, Lily Cooper, Chase Cooper, and Elise Cooper.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gayle Shelley Notenboom (SS# issued in WA), last residence Olympia, Thurston Co., WA.

 

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GENE PAUL ALVORD

 

NEWS TRIBUNE

Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA—Thursday, 23 October 2003

 

 

            Gene Paul Alvord—Gene was born and raised in the Chicago area, where he attended grade and high school. He enlisted in the Army after high school then transferred to the Air Force where he achieved Lt. Colonel ranking. He served in Europe, the Orient and Vietnam. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Military Science and retired from the Air Force with special commendations in December 1963. After retirement from the Air Force he became a social worker for Washington State in Tacoma. He then earned a master’s degree in Social Work, at which time he was appointed as a supervisor. He retired from Washington State Social Work in 1982.

            He is survived by his wife Helen, daughters Barbra and Karol, plus sons Russell, Keith and Ed. He also has thirteen grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren....             Services at Noon on Fri., Oct. 24, 2003 at Oakwood Hill.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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GEORGE H. ALVORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—Tuesday, 5 March 1991

 

            George H. Alvord died of complications from scleroderma Sunday [March 3] in his Vancouver home. He was 76. There will be no funeral.

            Mr. Alvord was born in Ord, Neb., on Nov. 27, 1914, and had lived in Vancouver the last 25 years. Before he retired, he was a trucking superintendent for Gilmore Steel Contractors in Vancouver. Mr. Alvord served in the Navy Seabees during World War II.

            Surviving Mr. Alvord are his wife, Betty; son, Mark N. of Toledo, Ohio; daughter, Sueleen of Vancouver; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild.

            Private inurnment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery.

 

Photo from Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Vancouver, Clark Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rod

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of George H. Alvord (SS# issued in OR), last residence Vancouver, Clark Co., WA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Betty D. Alvord; and his daughter Sueleen B. Alvord in this compilation.

 

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GEORGIA ANN ALVORD SHARP

 

SEATTLE DAILY TIMES

Seattle, King Co., WA—22 March 1956

 

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Georgia Alvord Sharp, 19, a native of Seattle, will be held at 1 o’clock Saturday in the Green Lake Funeral Home. Burial will be in Evergreen.

            Mrs. Sharp died Tuesday in a hospital. She had been in poor health about five years. She was active in Central Presbyterian Church, where she was a member of the choir.

            Mrs. Sharp, who spent her childhood in Lynnwood, returned to Seattle in 1950 and was graduated from Lincoln High School last year. She was married to G. Dwight Sharp in September. She resided at 719 N. 68th St.

            Survivors besides her husband are her parents; Mr. and Mrs. George Alvord; a sister, Sandra Alvord; two brothers, Roger and Michael Alvord; her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Dyer, all of Seattle, and her paternal grandmother, Mrs. Herman Von Appen, Mount Vernon.

 

Photo from Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Seattle, King Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Karen Sipe

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her brothers James Michael “Mike” Alvord and Roger Dix Alvord in this compilation.

 

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GERALD C. “JERRY” ALFORD

 

SPOKANE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW

Spokane, Spokane Co., WA—Wednesday, 22 May 1996

 

            Visitation for Jerry Alford, 79, is scheduled from noon to 8 p.m. today at Ball and Dodd Funeral Home-South. Service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Riverside Memorial Park.

            Mr. Alford, who was born in Sprague, Wash., died Monday [May 20]. He was raised in Kent, Wash., and moved to Spokane 45 years ago. He retired in the mid-1970s as a truck driver for Pieroni Produce.

            He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jackie Alford; three sons, John, Frank, and Steve Alford, all of Spokane; two brothers, Harold and Russ Alford, both of the Seattle, and five grandchildren.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that G.C. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 30 July 1916, last residence Spokane, Spokane Co., WA.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Harold Thomas Alford Sr. and Russell Earl Alford in this compilation.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy Known Descendants of John Alford and Jane McElhattan.

            His lineage: Gerald C. 1916 WA1, Thomas M. 1893 WA2, George Washington 1861 TN3, Robert Cannon 1816 TN4, John 1786 NC/TN5.

 

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GERTRUDE REGINA ERICKSON ALVORD

 

BELLINGHAM HERALD

Bellingham, Whatcom Co., WA—Monday, 16 February 1920

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Gertrude Alvord, aged 49 years, who passed away at her home, 1706 Lake St., Saturday, February 14, will be held Tuesday afternoon, February 17, at 2 o’clock, from the chapel of Arthur C. Harlow, 1055 Elk Street, and interment will be made in Bay View cemetery.

 

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Photo from Bayview Cemetery, Bellingham, Whatcom Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Emily Fornalski

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Frank Dudley Alvord; and son Irving Cecil Alvord Sr. in this compilation.

            From Samuel Morgan Alvord, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord (Webster, NY: A.D. Andrews, Printer, 1908), p. 667:

 

2664. Frank Dudley Alvord (Ellery, Thomas Rixon, William, Asahel, Asahel, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Freedom, Outagamie Co., Wis., Dec. 5, 1873; married Whatcom, Wash., Nov. 1, 1899, Gertrude Regina Erickson, daughter of John Frederick and Maria Brigitta (Johnson) Erickson. She was born Lofo, Drottningholm, Sweden, Mar. 17, 1872. Res. Bellingham, Wash., 1904. Frank D. Alvord is on the police force at Bellingham, Wash. Children:

 

3045. Gordon Lewis, b. Whatcom, Wash., Nov. 6, 1900.

3046. Irving Cecil, b. Whatcom, Wash., May 29, 1903.

 

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GLADYS F. BENTLEY ALVORD

 

BELLINGHAM HERALD

Bellingham, Whatcom Co., WA—Sunday, 12 February 1978

 

            Alvord, Gladys F., age 73 of 2812 Iron St., passed away Thursday Feb. 9 [1978]. She had been a lifetime Whatcom County resident.

            Surviving 3 sons, Cecil of Atlanta, Georgia, Reg of City and Ron of Lynden; 2 daughters-in-law, Mrs. Mary Jo Alvord, Atlanta, Georgia and Mrs. Rita Alvord, City; 2 brothers, Otto Bentley of Tacoma and Woodrow Bentley of Chicago; 10 grandchildren, Tami, Mike, Charles, Jeff, Kim, Lori, Steve, Jennifer, Jody and Jana Alvord.

            Funeral service Tuesday Feb. 14, 10:30 am Jones Funeral Home, with Rev. Neal E. Snider officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gladys Alvord (SS# issued in WA) was born 1 May 1904, last residence Bellingham, Whatcom Co., WA.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Irving Cecil Alvord Sr. (who is also her stepbrother)—it includes a photo of their shared gravestone; her mother, Eva Kenoyer Bentley Alvord; and her stepfather Frank Dudley Alvord in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her son Irving Cecil Alvord Jr. and her grandson Michael Lee Alvord in Georgia Obituaries.

 

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GORDON EVERETT ALFORD

Cousin of Burt Alford, AAFA #0498

 

WENATCHEE WORLD

Wenatchee, Chelan Co., WA—Sunday, 6 September 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

CASHMERE—Gordon Everett Alford, 74 years young, died Sept. 6, 1998 at Central Washington Hospital but his spirit left him at his beloved rock house up Nahahum Canyon (Cashmere).

            He passed away Labor Day weekend as befitting a hard-working man. Gordy was one of the best heavy equipment operators around and he loved his trade.

            He was an avid reader and enjoyed fishing and camping but his first love was biking and bikers....

            He leaves behind his wife/friend Sas, his daughter, Lori Arndt (Cashmere), sons, Steve (Benicia, Calif.), Brad (Everett) and Dann (Arlington) as well as numerous family and friends, near and far.

            He was preceded in death by his daughter Angel and his special friend, Bear.

            At his request, there will be no funeral, however, a gathering in his honor will be held at a later date. Goodbye “Gnarly Old Dude,” you’ll be missed!!

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gordon Alford (SS# issued in WA) was born 11 July 1924, last residence Cashmere, Chelan Co., WA.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Carl Bailey Alford, Ruby Jane Alford Ingraham, and Tom “Ted” Alford; and his grandfather James Tennyson Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Gordon Everett 1924 WA1, Charles Breck 1875 IN2, James Tennyson 1847 IN3, Jonathan C. 1813 NC4, John 1786 PA5.

 

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GORDON NEWELL ALFORD

 

[Gordon died in WA, but we are also including his obituary in Idaho Obituaries because of his close ties there.]

 

LEWISTON TRIBUNE

Lewiston, Nez Perce Co., ID—Monday, 24 October 2011

 

SEATTLE—Gordon Newell Alford, 45, of Clarkston [Asotin Co., WA], died Sunday night, Oct. 23, 2011, at Swedish Medical Center in Seattle. Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home of Lewiston is handling arrangements.

 

In another article:

 

Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home

Lewiston, Nez Perce Co., ID—_____ October 2011

 

 

            Gordon Newell Alford, 45, of Clarkston, died Sunday night, Oct. 23, 2011, at Seattle's Swedish Medical Center.

            His death was caused by lung cancer, diagnosed last March. A brain radiation procedure on Wednesday, successfully conducted, was followed quickly by pneumonia and spread of cancer.

            Gordon was born Jan. 12, 1966, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston to Nancy and A.L. Alford Jr. of Lewiston.

            He attended Lewiston schools, followed by North Idaho College in Coeur d'Alene, and Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston.

            He and Carol Johnson of Lewiston, a Lewiston High School classmate, were married Feb. 3, 1990, at Lewiston's St. Stanislaus Church.

            Alford was a circulation district manager at two newspapers, the Spokesman-Review of Spokane and the Moscow-Pullman Daily News. In 1996, they moved to the Boise valley. He was employed as a route driver by Pony Express, and then he was the shipping department manager at Dynamite Specialty Products, a Boise-based mineral supplement company and subsidiary of Zamzow's Inc. They lived in Eagle, Idaho, and wife Carol was a nurse at St. Luke's Medical Center in Boise.

            In 2001, the Alfords and son Creighton moved back to the Lewiston-Clarkston Valley, establishing a home near Clarkston's Quail Ridge Golf Course, which enabled a choice of Asotin [Asotin Co., WA] or Clarkston school districts. They chose Asotin schools, more similar in size to suburban Eagle.

            Alford joined Hahn Supply Co., where he was in sales with the wholesale building materials and rental company. He was a stockholder in the family-owned business and a member of the company's board of directors.

            He enjoyed snow skiing, particularly Brundage Mountain near McCall, and the family cabin which was a winter fixture since the age of 2. He was a member of Quail Ridge Golf Course, a short drive from home in his golf cart for weekend rounds and summer league competition. He also enjoyed competing in mountain bike racing.

            He ardently followed sports. He was a devout fan of Asotin High School football and baseball, following his son during high school years, and then as a Lewis-Clark American Legion baseball player, followed by college baseball at Skagit Valley College at Mount Vernon, Wash., and now at Lewis-Clark State College.

            Alford was a University of Idaho football fan, missing few home games, whether a winning or losing season. He was devoted to the Seattle Seahawks in professional football and the Seattle Mariners in professional baseball, usually getting to a few Seattle games each football and baseball season.

            He is survived at the family home by his wife, Carol, a nurse at Valley Medical Center; his son, Creighton, a student at LCSC; two brothers, Nathan Hahn Alford and Joanna, and A.L. (Brid) Alford III and Cammie, all of Lewiston; his mother-in-law, Mary Lou Johnson of Lewiston; sister-in-law Linda Wick and Matt and daughter Esha, of Denver; his parents, Nancy and Butch; and other family relatives to whom he was devoted. He, Carol and Creighton were enthusiastic pet owners, particularly with their rescue dogs Sally and Rufus.

            A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church, 633 Fifth Ave., Lewiston. The Rev. Mr. Fred Schmidt will officiate.

            Vassar-Rawls Funeral Home of Lewiston is in charge of arrangements.

            The family suggests memorials be considered to the Lewis-Clark State College Baseball Program, c/o The LCSC Foundation, 500 Eighth Ave., Lewiston 83501.

 

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

            We included the obituaries of his grandparents, Albert Larson Alford Sr. and Catherine Hahn Alford, in Idaho Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Gordon Newell 1966 ID1, Albert Larson 1938 ID2, Albert Larson 1907 ID3, Eugene Lemuel 1865 TX4, George Frederick 1836 MO5, George G. 1793 NY6, George 1764 CT7, Benedict 1716 CT8, Benedict 1688 CT9, Jeremiah 1655 CT10, Benedict 1619 England11, Thomas 1598 England12.

 

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GRACE RUTH ALLEY ALFORD

 

SEATTLE DAILY TIMES

Seattle, King Co., WA—Wednesday, 26 September 1951

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Grace Ruth Alford, 65; will be held at 7:30 o’clock tomorrow evening in the White Funeral Home, followed by cremation.

            Mrs. Alford, of 4111 53rd Av. S.W., died Monday [September 24] at her home after a long illness.

            During her 32 years in Seattle, Mrs. Alford was associated with the West Seattle Garden Club, was a president of the West Seattle High School P.T.A., chairman of the committee which organized the P.T.A. backyard-playground program, and a member of the Friends of the Library.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Crete, Neb.

            Surviving are her husband, Fred B.; a son, Harold J. Alford, assistant director of concerts and lectures at the University of Minnesota, and two grandchildren.

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Fred Benjamin Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestones.

            From WA Deaths: Grace Ruth Alford, born about 1886, died 24 Sept 1951 in Seattle, age 65, father Charles Alley, mother Mary Judd.

 

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HAROLD DAVID ALFRED

 

KITSAP SUN

Bremerton, Kitsap Co., WA—Tuesday, 31 August 2004

 

GIG HARBOR [Pierce Co.], WA—Pearl Harbor survivor Harold David Alfred, 92, of Gig Harbor, died on Sunday at St. Joseph Medical Center in Tacoma.

            He was born in Two-Dot, MT, to Ira B. and Mildred M. (Ruby) Alfred. He was raised and educated in Silverton, OR, graduating from Silverton High School in 1928.

            In June of 1939, he married Elina Keltanen in Bremerton. During World War II, Mr. Alfred served in the U.S. Navy, achieving the rank of chief warrant officer. He served in the Pacific Theater and was in Pearl Harbor at the time of the Japanese attack. Following his naval retirement, he worked with Olympic Enterprises.

            For 20 years, he and his wife spent their summers in LaPush helping the Quileute Indian Nation write their history. He was a longtime member of the Manette Community Church in East Bremerton.

            He was preceded in death by his wife on September 29, 1999, and by a daughter, Rosemary Schlomberg, in 1979.

            He is survived by three sons, Dave M. Alfred and his wife, Claudia, of Gig Harbor, Loren Alfred and his wife, Susan, of Delton, MI, and Bruce Alfred of Renton; a daughter, Barbara Logue and her husband, Frank, of Renton; a sister, Mary Louise Strong of Orange County, CA; nine grandchildren, Matt, Ken, Andrea, Greg, Karl, Bruce Jr., Jim, Jeanie, and Debbie; ten great-children; and four great-great-grandchildren.

            Memorial services were held on Saturday at the Manette Community Church at 1137 Hayward in Bremerton. Lewis Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harold D. Alfred (SS# issued in CA) was born 7 Oct 1911, last residence Gig Harbor, Pierce Co., WA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Elina Keltanen Alfred, in this compilation.

 

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HAROLD THOMAS ALFORD, SR.

 

SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER

Seattle, King Co., WA—Friday, 25 June 2004

 

            Harold Thomas Alford, Sr.—Died at 84 on June 10, he is survived by his wife, Lily; his brother Russell Alford; [his sons?] Gerald Alford & Harold Alford, Jr.; his daughters, Ilene Evans, Julie Brousseau, 9 grandchildren, 24 great & great, great grandchildren.

            “Red” drove for Inland Petroleum for 25 years & worked 10 years for the City of Seattle. Services will be today June 25, 3 p.m. at Bleitz Funeral Home, 316 Florentia St. Seattle, reception following at the Alford house near Greenlake.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harold T. Alford (SS# issued in WA) was born 9 Dec 1919, last residence Seattle, King Co., WA.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Nona Stevens Alford Larson; his second wife Lily Osterback Alford; and his brothers Gerald C. “Jerry” Alford and Russell Earl Alford in this compilation.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy Known Descendants of John Alford and Jane McElhattan.

            His lineage: Harold Thomas 1919 WA1, Thomas M. 1893 WA2, George Washington 1861 TN3, Robert Cannon 1816 TN4, John 1786 NC/TN5.

 

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HARRIET F. YEAGER ALFORD MANLEY

 

BELLINGHAM HERALD

Bellingham, Whatcom Co., WA—2 September 1911

 

            Mrs. Harriet F. Manley, aged 75 years, passed away at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. A. Manley, 1511 H Street, Saturday morning, September 2, at 8:45 o’clock, after a lingering illness.

            Mrs. Manley was born in Terre Haute, Ind., December 25, 1835, and was married to E.A. Alford in 1853. Of this union five children survive her. Mrs. A. Manley of this city; F.V. Alford of Cottonwood Falls, Kan.; T.S. Alford of Denver, Colo.; Mrs. J.H. Morrison and George Alford, of Palisade, Colo.

            Mrs. Manley moved to the State of Kansas in 1850, and in 1866 her first husband passed away. In 1873 she was married to Rev. C.G. Manley, who has since passed away.

            Of this union, one daughter, Mrs. P.W. Seip, of Wichita, Kan., survives her. Mrs. Manley is also survived by one brother, G.W. Yeager, of Cottonwood Fall, Kan., and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Manley, of Ottawa, Kan., and Mrs. Mary Clover, of Oswego, Kan., and five grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be conducted at the chapel of Mock & Hill, 1055 Elk street, Monday forenoon, September 4, at 10 o’clock, the Rev. Earle Naftzger, pastor of the Trinity Methodist Episcopal church, officiating.

            Interment is to be made in Bay View cemetery. The funeral car will leave from H and West Holly streets Monday morning at 9:30 o’clock, conveying the funeral party to the chapel.

 

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Photo from Bayview Cemetery, Bellingham, Whatcom Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, VeraMarie

 

AAFA NOTES: From WA Deaths: Hariett F. Manley died 2 Sept 1911 in Bellingham, Whatcom Co., age 75 years 6 months 7 days. Her parents were John B. Yeager and Eliza Jewemal.

            Her husband was Ephraim A. Alford. They are listed on the 1856 Iowa State census: Ephraim A. Alford, 28 b. CT, 2 years in the state; Harriet 20 IN, 7 years in the state; Arlie 6 months IA, and Ann H. Yeager 10 IN , 7 years in the state.

            From Connecticut, Deaths and Burials Index, 1650–1934 (Ancestry): Ephraim A. Alford, age 37, died 10 Oct 1866 in CT.

            From Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863–1865 (Ancestry): E.A. Alford of Bazoor, Chase Co., KS, age 36 on 1 July 1863, born CT.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Ephraim A. 1828 CT1, Daniel M. 1796 CT2, Samuel 1770 CT3, Pelatiah 1739 CT4, Josiah 1696 CT5, Josiah 1649 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1598 England8.

 

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HELEN GORDON ALVORD PARKER

 

NEWS TRIBUNE

Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA—3 November 2007

 

            Helen Alvord Parker Our friend and mother

            Helen passed away peacefully October 25 surrounded by loving family. Born September 10, 1915 to Edith Norton Gordon and Carroll Gordon, she attended Stadium High, graduating in 1934. In 1937 she married her high school sweetheart Ward Alvord, who died in 1971.

            In 1972 she married Rufus Parker, who survived his wife of 32 years.

            Helen was a lifetime member of First Congregational Church, where she served many boards and committees, including chairmanship of the Deacons. She was a past president of the Tacoma Junior League, and was a founding member of the Ruth Parker Orthopedic Guild, as well as former member of the Aloha Club and lifetime member of the Shipmates and of Tacoma Yacht Club.

            Besides her loving husband Rufus, Helen is survived by daughter Virginia McBride (Al) of Tigard, Oregon, sons Michael, William, and Rev. John (Kathy) Alvord of Tacoma, six grandchildren: Elizabeth Rudkin, David McBride, Rebecca Cohoon, all in Oregon, and Gordon (Amy), Meredith and Alex Alvord, all in Tacoma, and six great-grandchildren, as well as stepsons Ken and Gerald Parker and their children Kimber, Kurt, Nicholas, Derek, and Danielle.

            Helen's energy, intelligence, humor and lovely voice have been an inspiration to many; her love and devotion will live forever in the hearts of her family and loved ones.

            A memorial service conducted by Rev. John Alvord will be on Sunday, November 11, 2007 at 2:30 at First Congregational Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Helen Gordon Parker (SS# issued in WA), last residence Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA.

 

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HILDA GRAY ALFORD SPARKS

 

TRI-CITY HERALD

Kennewick, Benton Co., WA—Wednesday, 15 November 2000

 

            Hilda Alford Sparks, 77 passed peacefully from this life, November 12, 2000.

            Hilda was born Hilda Gray Alford, August 3, 1923, in Henderson, North Carolina, to Joseph and Bessie Alford

            Her parents and her husband, Joseph Franklin Sparks and eldest son, Bruce Allen Sparks, preceded Hilda in death. Arthur Lee Sparks of Durham, NC, Joseph E. Sparks of Kennewick, WA, Deborah Sparks Lee of West Richland, WA, and Jerry Allen Sparks of Detroit, MI survive Hilda. Hilda was also blessed with seven wonderful grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

            Hilda moved to Kennewick in 1982. Before her retirement, Hilda was a childcare provider in Durham, North Carolina and in Kennewick.

            Services were held on Wednesday, November 15, 2000, at Mueller’s Chapel of the Falls on First Street in Kennewick. The graveside service followed at Riverview Heights Cemetery at 10th Avenue and Olympia Street in Kennewick.

 

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THE HERALD-SUN

Durham, Durham Co., NC—15 November 2000

 

KENNEWICK, WA—Hilda Alford Sparks, 77, passed peacefully from this life November 12, 2000. She now rejoices in the presence of her Lord Jesus Christ and the reunion on past loved ones.

            Hilda was born Hilda Gray Alford, August 3, 1923 in Henderson, North Carolina to Joseph and Bessie Alford.

            Hilda was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Joseph Franklin Sparks and eldest son, Bruce Allen Sparks.

            Hilda is survived by Arthur Lee Sparks of Durham, NC, Joseph E. Sparks, Sr. of Kennewick, WA, Deborah Sparks Lee of Durham, NC, Dennis Franklin Sparks of West Richland, WA and Jerry Allen Sparks of Detroit, MI. Hilda was also blessed with seven wonderful grandchildren, one great-grandchild and many nieces and nephews.

            Moved to Kennewick in 1982. Before her retirement, Hilda was a childcare provider in Durham, North Carolina and here in Kennewick. She became lovingly known as "Nanny" to her grandchildren and the dozens of children she cared for over many years. She will be missed and always loved as a wonderful Mother and Matriarch. She will be remembered for her love, her humor and her kind and gentle southern manners.

            Services will be held Wednesday, November 15, 2000 at 2 PM at Mueller's Chapel of the Falls on First Street in Kennewick. There will be a viewing at 12 PM November 15th until the time of the service. The grave side ceremony will follow the service at Riverview Heights Cemetery at 10th Avenue and Olympia Street in Kennewick.

 

Photo from Riverview Heights Cemetery, Kennewick, Benton Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Taken by photographer Betty from OR, deceased

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Hilda A. Sparks (SS# issued in NC), last residence Kennewick, Benton Co., WA.

 

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HORACE ALFORD

 

NEWS TRIBUNE

Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA—12 April 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1997

 

            Horace Alford SFC, U.S. Army Retired, died suddenly Friday, April 9, 1993 at the age of 65. He was a resident of Tacoma for 30 years. He was born in Columbus, GA on February 14, 1928 and served 23 years as a maintenance worker at Madigan General Hospital.

            Horace is survived by his beloved wife, Akie and loving children, Laura Miller, Dorothy Harmon, Bart, Jim, Gary Alford; sisters Laura Turner, Rachel Owens; brothers Homer and Felton Alford, all brothers and sisters live in Detroit, Michigan area; along with eight grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

            Services will be held Wednesday, April 14, 1993 at 11 a.m. in the Chambers Creek Chapel at New Tacoma Cemetery with full Military Honors. Arrangements by Tacoma Cemeteries and Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Horace Alford (SS# issued in CO), last residence Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA.

 

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INEZ B. ALFORD

 

SEATTLE TIMES

Seattle, King Co., WA—8 June 1978

 

            Inez B. Alvord—Beloved mother of Dorothy Zeigen, Seattle. Sister of Mrs. Elsie Landrum, Denver, Colo.; Mrs. Cecelia Smith, Washington D.D. Also, survived by six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, 11 a.m., Our Lady of the Lake Church. Interment, Holyrood. Family suggests remembrances to American Cancer Society. Arrangements, Bonney-Watson on Broadway.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Inez Alvord (SS# issued in WA) was born 30 Nov 1896 and died _____ June 1978, last residence Seattle, King Co., WA.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Ronald E. Alvord, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her daughter Dorothy Margaret Alvord Zeigen in this compilation.

 

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INEZ D. ALFORD

 

SEATTLE TIMES

Seattle, King Co., WA—Tuesday, 13 June 2006

 

            Inez D. Alford—Born in 1913 in Portland, OR; passed away June 11, 2006 in Bellevue, WA.

            Funeral Service Wed., June 14 at 12:00 p.m. in the chapel of Evergreen-Washelli Funeral Home, 11111 Aurora Ave. N., Seattle.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Inez D. Alford (SS# issued in OR) was born20 Apr 1913 , last residence Bellevue, King Co., WA.

 

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IRVING CECIL ALVORD, SR.

 

BELLINGHAM HERALD

Bellingham, Whatcom Co., WA—Sunday, 24 April 1977

 

            Alvord, Irving C., age 73, of 2812 Iron St., passed away Sat., April 23, [1977]. Mr. Alvord was a life time resident of this community and a member of Nooksack Valley Lodge No. 105 F&AM. He was a retired furniture salesman.

            Surviving are his wife, Gladys; 3 sons, Cecil of Atlanta, Georgia, Reg. of Bellingham and Ron of Butte Falls, Oregon; 10 grandchildren; 1 brother, Herb Alvord of Bellingham. Services will be held Tuesday, April 26 at 10:30 a. m. at the Jones Funeral Home, Rev. Neal E. Snider officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

Photo from Woodlawn Cemetery, Ferndale, Whatcom Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sparky

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Irving Alvord (SS# issued in WA) was born 29 May 1903 and died _____ Apr 1977, last residence Bellingham, Whatcom Co., WA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Gladys F. Bentley Alvord (who is also his stepsister); his parents Frank Dudley Alvord and Gertrude Regina Erickson Alvord; and his stepmother Eva Kenoyer Bentley Alvord. We included the obituary of his brother Herbert E. Alvord in California Obituaries; and of his son Irving Cecil Alvord Jr. and grandson Michael Lee Alvord in Georgia Obituaries.

            From Samuel Morgan Alvord, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord (Webster, NY: A.D. Andrews, Printer, 1908), p. 667:

 

2664. Frank Dudley Alvord (Ellery, Thomas Rixon, William, Asahel, Asahel, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Freedom, Outagamie Co., Wis., Dec. 5, 1873; married Whatcom, Wash., Nov. 1, 1899, Gertrude Regina Erickson, daughter of John Frederick and Maria Brigitta (Johnson) Erickson. She was born Lofo, Drottningholm, Sweden, Mar. 17, 1872. Res. Bellingham, Wash., 1904. Frank D. Alvord is on the police force at Bellingham, Wash. Children:

 

3045. Gordon Lewis, b. Whatcom, Wash., Nov. 6, 1900.

3046. Irving Cecil, b. Whatcom, Wash., May 29, 1903.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Irving Cecil 1903 WA1, Frank Dudley 1873 WI2, Ellery 1849 NY3, Thomas Rixon 1816 NY4, William 1776 CT5, Asahel 1746 CT6, Asahel 1720 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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IRVING THOMAS ALVORD

 

Whatcom Genealogical Society

Obituaries of Whatcom County, WA

Whatcom Co., WA—_____ May 1945

 

            Alvord, Irving T., age 80 years, passed away at the home of his daughter, Dorothy M. Alvord, 3335 Northwest Avenue, Thursday, May 24, [1945]. Mr. Alvord was a retired farmer and had resided here the past nine months. Deceased was a member of the Methodist Church and the Grange at Centralia.

            Surviving, aside from the daughter, are one son, Eugene, and seven grandchildren at Centralia.

            The remains will be forwarded by Harlow-Hollingsworth to Newell & Hoerling Funeral Home at Centralia where services will be conducted Saturday, May 26, at 2 p. m. followed by interment.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his daughter Dorothy M. Alvord in this compilation.

            From WA Deaths: Irving T. Alvord died 24 May 1945 in Bellingham, Whatcom Co., age 80 years 9 months 18 days. He was the son of Thomas Moody Alvord and Julia M. Smith. His marital status was married, his spouse Dora M. Alvord.

            His birth date, calculated from age at death, was 6 Aug 1864. AAFA records list his birth date as 6 Aug 1865, which is more likely since his brother Elisha Henry Alvord was born 24 Dec 1863.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Irving Thomas 1865 WA1, Thomas Moody 1832 NY2, Sylvester 1796 NY3, Ebenezer 1767 CT4, Thomas Gould 1742 CT5, Asahel 1720 MA6, Thomas 1683 MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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ISAAC E. ALFORD

 

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This photo was posted at Terry Terry Productions, an entertainment management company in Seattle (offline in 2012). Isaac was an actor and model for television commercials and print work.

 

SEATTLE TIMES

Seattle, King Co., WA—Tuesday, 1 November 2005

 

            Isaac E. Alford—Born in 1919 in Society Hills [Darlington Co.], S.C. Passed away Oct. 30, 2005 in Bellevue [King Co.], Wa. Funeral Services 12 Noon Thursday, Nov. 3 at Evergreen-Washelli Funeral Home, 11111 Aurora Av. N., Seattle.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Isaac E. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 8 Sept 1919, last residence Bellevue, King Co. WA.

            We included the obituaries of his father Robert Coleman Alford; brother Roland Furman Alford; and sister Alice Alford Bruce in South Carolina Obituaries.

            Isaac reported to AAFA that his father was Robert Coleman Alford, b. 1888 in Darlington Co., SC, and that Robert’s father was Coleman Alford, b. about 1863 in SC, but these birth dates are incorrect.

            From 1870 to 1920, this African American family was enumerated on censuses in Society Hill, Darlington Co., SC. Everyone named below was born in SC.

            In 1920: Robert Alford 36, wife Pauline 35, and children Robert Jr. 7, Marion (son) 6, Alice 5, Rollon (son) 2, and Isaac 6/12.

            In 1910, Robert is living with his parents: Coleman Alford 59, wife Easter 59 (17 children, 7 living), married 34 years; sons: John 27, Robert 23, Thornton 18, and Thurman 15; daughter Leila Evans 21 (1 child, 1 living), son-in-law Louis Evans 32, married 2 years, and granddaughter Louise 2.

            In 1900: Colman Alford 54 b. 1846 [written as Alford Colman, so entire family is indexed as Colman]; wife Easter 48 b. 1852 (17 children, 8 living) married 24 years; children: Minna 25 b. 1875, John 20 b. 1880, Janey 17 b. 1883, Robert 14 b. 1886, Lealer 11 b. June 1888, Thornton 10 b. May 1890, Ferman 6 b. Apr 1894; and grandchildren: Edith 10 b. May 1890, and Earl 2 b. Oct 1897.

            In 1880: Coleman Alford 28, wife Easter 29, and children: Alice 9, Mina 5, Johnny 3, and Bessie 6/12 b. Dec.

            In 1870, they are in Hamilton Township, P.O. Society Hill, but it is not clear how the people are related. Family #168: Alex Alford 50, Rebecca 48, William 6, and Annie 4. Family #169 is the family of Sam Washington 30 and Lucy 27 with 4 children. Family #170 looks like Annette Alford 13, Colman Alford 18, and Alexander Alford 7. Perhaps Lucy Washington and these last 3 Alford children are children of Alex and Rebecca.

            None of these people were located on the 1860 census since they were probably slaves. The 1860 Slave Census for Darlington Co., SC, shows no Alford slave owners (slaves were not named but listed by age and sex only). In 1861 59% of the people in Darlington Co. were African-American [www.sonofthesouth.net/leefoundation/civil-war/1861/november/slave-map-south-carolina.htm].

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Coleman Alford, born 1846 SC, and his wife Ester.

            His lineage: Isaac Edwin 1919 SC1, Robert Coleman 1886 SC2, Coleman 1846 SC3.

 

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JACK WAYNE ALVORD

 

NEWS TRIBUNE

Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA—30 December 2007

 

            Jack Wayne Alvord Was born February 13, 1921 in Tacoma, Washington, and passed away on December 21, 2007 in Auburn, Washington.

            He graduated from Stadium High School in 1940, and then enlisted in the U.S. Navy. While in the Navy he fought in World War II and the Korean War. Jack retired as a Tugboat Captain from the Navy after 20 years of service, and then worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 20 years. In his retirement, he enjoyed being with his family, watching the Mariners, crossword puzzles, and telling jokes.

            He was married to Nelly A. Hollstorm for 61 years and a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Puyallup, Washington. He was also a member of the Navy Fleet Reserve.

            He is survived by his wife Nelly and their four sons and wives: Jack and Sue of Portland, Oregon, Rick and Jaime of Puyallup, Washington, Tom and Denise of Puyallup, Washington, and Tim and Lisa of Carbonado, Washington; nine grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and several nieces and nephews.

            He will be laid to rest on January 7, 2008 at Tahoma National Cemetery in Kent, Washington with military honors. A memorial service will follow at Peace Lutheran Church in Puyallup, Washington at 1:15 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Peace Lutheran Church.

 

Photo from Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, King Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jeff Duffield

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jack W. Alvord (SS# issued in WA), last residence Auburn, King Co., WA.

 

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JAMES ELDON ALFORD

 

BREMERTON SUN

Bremerton, Kitsap Co., WA—8 October 2010

 

            James Eldon Alford passed away on Oct. 6, 2010 at Hospice Care Center in Bremerton, WA.

            James was born on July 12, 1922 to James and Beulah (Walker) Alford in Kelso, WA. He graduated from Robert A. Long High School in Longview, WA and went on to earn his master's degree in media from Central Washington University in Ellensburg, WA.

            On 04/26/1944, he married Marion Frances McEwen. They were blessed with 64 years of marriage before she passed away on 11/30/2008. James served in the Navy for 20 years and retired as a chief petty officer. He fought in both World War II and the Korean War. He was a professor at Olympic College for 19 years.

            James was a member of Church of Christ in Silverdale and Ham Radio. He enjoyed reading, fishing, gardening and family.

            He is preceded in death by his wife, Marion Alford.

            Treasuring his memory are sons, James Alford (Dianne) and Lawrence Alford (Barbara); daughters, Pamela Carlile (Bob) and Carol Stiver (Bob); brother, Richard Alford (Elsie) and sister, Beauhla Wahlund; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and nephews, Brent and David McEwen.

            Services will be held at Lewis Funeral Chapel in Bremerton, WA on Sat. Oct. 9, 2010 at 11 a.m., reception to follow.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of James E. Alford (SS# issued in WA), last residence Bremerton, Kitsap Co., WA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Marion Frances Mcewen Alford, in this compilation.

 

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JAMES MICHAEL “MIKE” ALVORD

 

SEATTLE DAILY TIMES

Seattle, King Co., WA—10 February 1984

 

            Mike Alvord—Beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. George Alvord, Bothell. Brother of Sandra L. Eakman, Buckley. Services Tuesday, Feb. 7, 11 a.m., Green Lake Funeral Home. Burial, Evergreen Cemetery.

 

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SEATTLE DAILY TIMES

Seattle, King Co., WA—10 February 1984

 

TRANSIENT CHARGED IN FATAL BEATING OF NORTH COUNTY MAN

 

          A 20-year-old transient, Jeffery Stuart Bradford, has been charged with first-degree murder in connection with the beating death of a self-employed machinist at his North King County home.

            Deputy Prosecutor John Austin said in court papers that Bradford killed James Michael Alvord, 42, about midnight Jan. 30 at the residence where he lived alone.

            Another man at the scene said Bradford first struck Alvord from behind with a timber-splitting maul, then struck him several more times as he lay senseless on the floor, according to the documents.

            Bradford took some money and stereo equipment from Alvord, Austin said. Bail was set at $100,000.

 

Photo from Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Seattle, King Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Karen Sipe

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Georgia Ann Alvord Sharp and Roger Dix Alvord in this compilation.

 

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JAMES TENNYSON ALFORD

 

[He died in SD, we are also including his obituary here because he lived in WA until immediately before his death.]

 

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CHARLES MIX COUNTY NEWS

Geddes, Charles Mix Co., SD—_____ November 1937

 

LAST RITES FOR EARLY PIONEER

 

            Funeral Services for J.T. Alford, 90, of Longview, Wash., who died here in the home of H.S. Ross, Friday, Nov. 19, 1937, were held in the Crosby Funeral Chapel, sunday at 1 p.m. Rev. Strong of the Presbyterian church officiated, and the burial was in the Geddes Cemetery.

            J.T. Alford was born in Zionsville, Ind., Feb. 5, 1847. Was married to Ruby Ann Brown of Finn, N.Y., in 1869. In 1883 he homesteaded in Charles Mix County, South Dakota, near Wheeler and resided there for 27 years. His wife passed away in 1910. And in that year he went to Canada and made his home with his sons, and moved with them to Longview, Wash., in 1922, where he had resided until coming here Nov. 13, 1937.

            Surviving are two sons Harry Alford of Longview, Wash.; Brown Alford, Vancouver, Wash.; one daughter, Mrs. H.S. Ross, of Avon, So. Dak; 21 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, three great great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Pleasant Lawn Cemetery, Geddes, Charles Mix Co., SD—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Becky

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his grandchildren Carl Bailey Alford, Gordon Everett Alford, Ruby Jane Alford Ingraham, and Tom “Ted” Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his wife, Ruby Ann Brown Alford, in South Dakota Obituaries; and parents, Jonathan C. Alford and Sarah Anne Price Alford, in Indiana Obituaries.

            Although his gravestone says he died in 1938, South Dakota Death Index, 1905–1955 (Ancestry.com) lists J.T. Alford, died 19 Nov 1937 in Bon Homme Co., which agrees with his obituary.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: James Tennyson 1847 IN1, Jonathan C. 1813 NC2, John 1786 PA3.

 

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JANET KAY ALFORD

 

NEWS TRIBUNE

Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA—Monday, 5 June 2006

 

            Janet Kay Alford—Born on Sept. 1, 1937, Kay, a very special wife, mother, and friend to many, went to be with our Lord on May 30, 2006. Kay retired from the Soldiers Home in Orting, where she worked for 24 years.

            She is survived by her husband John, daughter Kelly and son John, Jr., her mother Dorothy, brother Bob, sister Barbara, and many nieces and nephews.

            A memorial service will be held at Rivers Edge Assembly of God Church, 111 Corrin Ave. SE, Orting, on Saturday, June 10, 2006 at 11:00 AM.

 

Photo from Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, King Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Carole Kuhman

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Janet K. Alford (SS# issued in WA), last residence Orting, Pierce Co., WA.

            From Janet K. Alford’s memorial at Find A Grave, Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, King Co., WA: The inscription on her gravestone says “Wife of John R Alford PFC US ARMY.”

 

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JENNIE LEE “J.L.” ALVORD

 

SEATTLE TIMES

Seattle, King Co., WA—_____ April 2000

 

            Born March 7, 1917 in Camp Crook [Harding Co.], SD; passed away April 27, 2000. Resident of Shoreline [King Co.], WA for many years; long time member of Bethel Lutheran Church; Waitress at the “Dog House” Restaurant for over 30 years. Graduate, Bothell H.S.

            Survived by her sons, Allen Powell and his wife Virginia; Jack Powell and his wife Barbara; daughters, Sherre Paulson; Patricia “Patty” Lester and her husband Dave; four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; sisters, Olga Monson, Mary Hansen, Roberta LaFrance and Jean Lively.

            Memorial Service Friday, May 5; 1:30 p.m.; Bethel Lutheran Church of Shoreline, 17418 8th N.E., Shoreline, WA. 98155. Evergreen-Washelli Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates Jennie Lee Alvord (SS# issued in WA), last residence Seattle, King Co., WA.

 

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JEROME ALFORD

 

SPOKANE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW

Spokane, Spokane Co., WA—5 April 2007

 

Death stuns family, friends Alford recalled as polite, friendly

 

            The man killed in a confrontation with a police officer on March 24 was a "workaholic" heavy machine operator from Georgia who would travel as far as Alaska for a good job but ended up homeless and jobless in Spokane, according to friends and family.

            Jerome Alford, who was 33, was buried April 1 after a funeral in his hometown of Thomaston, Ga., his younger sister, Lashanda Alford, said.

            He left behind a 3-year-old son in Toronto and a wealth of questions for those who knew him best.

            "This thing doesn’t make sense to me," said Michelle Jakma, of Toronto, who takes exception to news reports that her son’s father could have been mentally ill.

            "How do I tell my child that his father was killed by a police officer and not have him have a negative view against them?" Jakma asked.

            The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the shooting. Little information has been released. Spokane police Sgt. Dan Torok struggled with Alford during a confrontation downtown the morning of March 24. Torok radioed for help, and the confrontation ended with Alford shot in the chest.

            Photographs taken of the officer shortly after the struggle show him bleeding. Torok has returned to work after taking a brief administrative leave.

            Jakma said she met Alford on the Internet in early 2002. The two carried on a six-month conversation online and by phone before she traveled to see him in Arlington, Texas, where he worked for Cutler Hammer, a manufacturer of electrical equipment.

            "As long as I have known him, he was a very hard worker," Jakma said. "When he wasn’t working, he felt inadequate and frustrated."

            He visited her several times in Canada in 2002. His son, Darian, was born in July 2003, and Alford saw him during a visit that November. It was the last time Jakma and her son would see Alford. It had become obvious to her that they "would not have made great parents together.

            "The end result is he gave me a beautiful gift," Jakma said of their son.

            About the time Alford met Jakma during an Internet chat, he also struck up an online relationship with Shelly Peterson, of Spokane.

            Peterson sent Alford classified ads about jobs in the Inland Northwest. In 2003 she met him in person after he moved to Moses Lake, where he had taken a job. She said he told her he had worked for a time in Seattle, Portland and Alaska.

            She saw him off and on, and during this time she knew of his trips to Canada.

            Peterson was struck by Alford’s polite nature and his need to work.

            "There wasn’t a mean streak in him," she said. "He was very smart, very good-looking. He probably had no problem meeting women. He was friendly and respectful."

            The last time Peterson saw Alford was in August.

            "He showed up at my door and said he was homeless," she recalled. "I couldn’t believe it."

            Alford told her he was staying at the Union Gospel Mission, but he didn’t like it there, and he told her he was moving out even if it meant sleeping under a bridge. "I told him if it ever came to that to give me a call," she said. He never did.

            Peterson said Alford appeared changed on that last encounter. "Still polite, kind and respectful," she said, "but he was different. I thought he was a little paranoid."

            She said it surprised her to hear that he had fought with a police officer. "Punching a cop and running is definitely not in his character," she said.

            Peterson said she didn’t know how he came to be homeless, either, although he commented to her that, "he wasn’t going to kiss butt for a few bucks."

            In early August, Alford moved into the Truth Ministries homeless shelter on East Sprague. The center’s directors, Julie and Marty McKinney, said he was clean-shaven, neat and always awoke at first call to report for work at Labor Ready, a temporary employment company.

            "Then five months ago, he started looking scruffy, letting his hair and beard grow," Marty McKinney said. "He stopped getting early wake-up calls. I don’t think he was going to Labor Ready."

            Though Alford had been cited by a Spokane police officer on Dec. 16 for public consumption of alcohol not far from where he later died, McKinney said he never had a problem with Alford, calling him quiet and introverted. He followed the rules and never appeared to be high on alcohol or drugs.

            "But then, I was never in a situation where he was backed into a corner," McKinney said….

            Alford was born in Thomaston on Dec. 8, 1973, to a single mother who died of cancer in 1980, Lashanda Alford said. Jerome, who was one year older than Lashanda, was the most protective of her.

            He earned his general equivalency diploma and served in the Georgia National Guard for a time, she said. Her brother "loved country music." He was "quiet, didn’t cause any trouble, and wanted to get out of Thomaston."

            About 100 people, including his sister and three surviving brothers, attended Alford’s funeral on Saturday at Springfield Baptist Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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JILL MARIE DULLUM ALVORD

 

NEWS TRIBUNE

Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA—23 October 2013

 

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            Jill Marie Alvord (Dullum) Age 31, of the greater Puget Sound, passed on to heaven Monday, October 14th.

            She was born to the late Greg Dullum and Sally Dullum (Tacoma) April 22nd, 1982 in Pullman, WA. Jill graduated from the University of Puget Sound with a MS in Occupational Therapy, and traveled the world throughout her life. She married her longtime love, Alex Alvord, both of whom graduated from Gig Harbor High School, class of 2000.

            Jill was an Occupational Therapist, devoting her life to helping others. After three years working with special needs students she founded Puget Sound Occupational Therapy.

            Jill was full of life, and persevered three years of stage 4 breast cancer. Diagnosed while pregnant, it never stopped her love for life. Completing the Susan G Komen 3-day (60 miles) two days after a chemotherapy session, she was a walking miracle. While battling cancer she was a mother of a 3 year old, wife, sister, daughter, and business owner. She was a shining star throughout the toughest of times, and an inspiration to all she touched. Her love for family was next to none and she adored her daughter.

            Jill is survived by husband Alex Alvord, daughter Ricah Grace Alvord, sister Annie Dullum, and brother Brett Dullum.

            A celebration of life will be held at Chapel Hill Church in Gig Harbor October 26th, 2013 at 11AM. In lieu of flowers, she would like donations to her child, Ricah Alvord.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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JIMMIE MERLE ALFORD

 

THE HERALD

Everett, Snohomish Co., WA—Sunday, 10 September 2000

 

            Jimmie Merle Alford, age 74, died September 7, 2000.

            He was a long-time member and two time Past Master of Damascus Lodge #199 F&AM of Granite Falls; member of South Lake Stevens Covenant Church; and served in the US Navy during WWII.

            He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Beverly Alford; sons, Jimmie C. Alford and his wife, Christine and Scott K. Alford and his wife Anne; daughter, Mary Miller and her husband, David; grandchildren, Jennifer Fabritius, Jeff Alford, Matt Alford, Jessica Alford, Tracy Alford, Michelle Hall, and Scott Hollo.

            A memorial service will be held at 11:00, Monday, September 11, 2000, at the South Lake Stevens Covenant Church, 2010 S. Lake Stevens Rd….

            Cremation under the direction of Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home, Marysville.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jimmie M. Alford (SS# issued in WA) was born 13 May 1926, last residence Lake Stevens, Snohomish Co., WA.

            See the obituaries of Jimmie’s wife, Beverly J. Lemieur Alford; his son Scott Alford; and his parents, Carl Bailey Alford and Ruth Loretta Manary Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Jimmie Merle 1926 WA1, Carl Bailey 1904 SD2, Charles Breck 1875 IN3, James Tennyson 1847 IN4, Jonathan C. 1813 NC5, John 1786 PA6.

 

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JOAN DOREEN HARMON ALVORD

 

SKAGIT VALLEY HERALD

Mount Vernon, Skagit Co., WA—3 August 2012

 

 

            Joan Alvord, a life time resident of La Conner, WA passed away on Tuesday, July 31st, 2012 surrounded by loved ones.

            She was born to a farm family on April 2nd, 1936 to Doris Oredson Harmon and Elwood Caswell Harmon.

            Her family farmed many of the fields near Pleasant Ridge.

            After graduating from La Conner High School in 1954, she attended one year of Business College

            She married her husband of 56 years, David Alvord, Sr. and they started a family that would grow eventually to 4 children. Joan was a “tug boat” wife for many years which meant she was single handedly parenting 4 children when her husband was off working. She worked through her fear of driving to attend every sporting event and school activity her children ever participated in.

            She later became a grandmother to 12 and was considered the baking & Christmas grandma...knitting a special Christmas sock for each one of her grandkids. One of her greatest joys in later life was spending time with her 3 great grandchildren: Sawyer, Laila and Emmitt and she was looking forward to the arrival of 3 new great-grandchildren to be born later this year.

            Joan was an active member of her community and had been a member of the La Conner Booster Club, La Conner Women’s Auxiliary, the Billiken’s. Women of the Moose, a volunteer at Skagit Valley Hospital, a Church Sunday school teacher, an avid supporter of the La Conner Volunteer Fire Department and in later years a charter member of “group”. Group was a longtime circle of friends who would meet monthly to knit and share life’s secrets.

            Joan was an avid fan of most sports and could quote the Mariners starting lineup on any given season

            Joan is survived by her husband, David, 4 children: David, Jr and his wife Nancy, Doug and his wife Pam, Darrol and his special friend Barbara, Jenifer and her husband, Ken, Grandchildren: Jill, Jason, Melissa, Randall, Travis, Mitchell, Ashley, Skyler, Savannah, Jason, Erik and Scott, her great grandchildren: Sawyer, Laila and Emmitt, brother Dick (Vickie) Harmon, sister Carol (Dean) Hatch and numerous nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Doris and Elwood.

            Funeral Services will be held on Monday, August 6th at 1pm Kern Funeral Home with burial at Pleasant Ridge Cemetery. Public viewing will be Saturday, August 4th at Kern Funeral Home between 11am and 8pm.

            Memorials may be made to the Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research or the La Conner Volunteer Fire Department P.O. Box 581 La Conner WA 98257….

FAG photo requested 3/23/2014

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her father-in-law, William N. Alford Sr., in this compilation.

            Her middle name was included in the obituary headline.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: David ???? WA1, William N. 1904 OR2, Carl Stewart 1878 KS3, William Nelson 1849 KS4, Nelson 1813 NY5, Joel 1779 CT6, Bela 1741 CT7, Aaron 1713 MA8, Thomas 1683 MA9, Thomas 1653 CT10, Alexander 1627 England11, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England12.

 

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JOHN SIDNEY ALFORD

 

Flintofts Funeral Home

Issaquah, WA—_____ January 2013

 

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            John Sidney Alford, of Issaquah, died on Friday, January 25, 2013. He was 90 years old.

            John was born, the 4th child of seven, on May 12, 1922 in Imperial Calif. to Chester and Evelyn Alford. He grew up in Imperial, Jacumba and San Diego graduating from Hoover High School and later attained an AA degree in night classes. Later in life, after most had retired, the 5 boys & 2 girls named themselves ''the Magnificent Seven'' and would get together each year to tell stories and laugh and laugh and laugh. They were truly magnificent!

            He joined the Army Air Corps for WWII as an airplane mechanic. He continued his love for mechanics as quality control inspector for the Air Force working on atlas and ballistic missile programs and early testing of rockets for NASA. He later moved over to the Dept of the Navy based in San Diego. In 1975 he transferred to Seattle area where he retired as Supervisor of Ship Building, Quality Control for the Puget Sound region.

            John was passionate about his work, but also his family. He married Ruth in Dec. 1945 and they raised two children, Kelly Ann & Alan John in Lemon Grove, CA and then in Issaquah, WA. The family spent a lot of time camping at the beach, dune-buggying in the desert, trips with family and several cross country trips to see America.

            After Ruth's death in 1980 he sought out and married Marcy. They enjoyed his retirement working on the property in Issaquah, gardening, cutting wood, but mostly traveling and visiting family & friends all around North America in their motor home. It was around this time he acquired the nickname of King John which he proudly used.

            After Marcy's passing in 2005, John met and courted Dolores and after two years they married in August of 2007. They set upon a life of fun, entertainment, and travel. They enjoyed and loved one another immensely. Dolores’ family was close by for support. Jim and Lisa Black and their sons, Hank and Byron enjoyed John and Dolores every day.

            He was a founding member of Mary, Queen of Peace Parish and heavily involved in the building of the church. He was also proudly a member of Knights of Columbus.

            His wife, children and family will forever miss him but most of all for his humor, his entertainment skills, his endless desire for exploring and learning, the dune buggies, the tinkering and building, the endless wood piles, the “Alford” tacos, John’s BBQ chicken and his love of Scotch.

            His is survived by his third wife, Dolores Black Alford of Issaquah; daughter, Kelly Alford of Renton, WA; son, Alan Alford of Chula Vista, CA; grandchildren, Mitchell and Gracyn; and his sister, Genevieve of Camry, CA.

 

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SEATTLE TIMES

Seattle, King Co., WA—29 January 2013

 

            John Sidney Alford of Issaquah, loving husband to Dolores, passed away Friday, January 25, 2013 in Kirkland. He was 90. A funeral mass will be said 11am, Friday, February 1st at Mary, Queen of Peace Catholic Church in Sammamish. Friends are invited to view photos, get directions and share memories in the family's online guest book at www.flintofts.com.

 

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

            See the obituary of his second wife, Ann Marcella Cornwell Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his parents Chester Arthur Alford Sr. and Evelyn T. Bell Alford; and siblings Chester Arthur “Chet” Alford, Evelyn Catherine Alford Stenger Bradbury, Robert Earl Alford, Thomas Holland Alford Sr., and William Joseph Alford in California Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of James Lodwick Alford (1749–1820).

            His lineage: Chester Arthur 1918 CA1, Chester Arthur 1887 LA2, Sidney Peterson 1857 AL3, Isaac Hinton 1807 NC4, Peyton ???? NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC6.

 

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JOHN STANLEY ALFORD

 

BREMERTON SUN

Bremerton, Kitsap Co., WA—Tuesday, 8 May 2001

 

            John Stanley Alford, 83, of Bremerton died May 4, 2001, in Bremerton.

            He was born Nov. 1, 1917, in Richland Springs, Texas, to John and Minnie (McCoy) Alford. He graduated in 1935 from Richland Springs High School and attended Olympic College.

            He married Helena Mardian on June 14, 1943, in Bremerton.

            He was a chief petty officer in the Navy from 1939 to 1960. He was awarded the Pearl Harbor Medal and the Korean Service Medal.

            Mr. Alford later worked at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard supply center, retiring in 1980.

            He enjoyed vegetable gardening and woodworking. He was a Catholic.

            Survivors include his wife; two sons, Tony of Silverdale and Gary of Las Vegas; a daughter, Francine Kaplan of Silverdale; and eight grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jack; and three sisters, Hazel, Myrtle and Blanche.

            Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Miller-Woodlawn Funeral Home. A rosary will be said at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, also at Miller-Woodlawn. A funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

            Memorial donations may be made to Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church.

 

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BREMERTON SUN

Bremerton, Kitsap Co., WA—27 May 2001

 

            John S. Alford of Bremerton died of natural causes peacefully at home in his sleep surrounded by his loving family on May 4, 2001.

            He was born on Nov. 1, 1917, in Richland Springs, Texas, to Mr. John E. and Minnie (McCoy) Alford. Upon graduating from Richland Springs High School in 1935, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served continuously until 1960, retiring as a chief storekeeper. Continuing his government service, he worked at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard Supply Center until he retired in 1980. During his service at PSNS, he attended Olympic College. Mr. Alford was at Pearl Harbor aboard the USS California (BB-44), Dec. 7, 1941, when the Japanese attacked.

            His military honors include: the American Defense Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the China Service Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, six Good Conduct Awards and the Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941, Medal.

            John is survived by his loving wife, Helena, of 58 years; a son, Tony Alford of Silverdale; a daughter, Francine Kaplan of Silverdale; a son, Gary Alford of Las Vegas and eight grandchildren.

            In his spare time, John enjoyed working in his garden, tomatoes were his specialty. He really liked watching the many birds in the garden. John was a fine carpenter and craftsman. In the fall, he could hardly wait for football season, college and professional. He was a big Seahawks fan!

            John was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and three sisters. His funeral Mass was held on May 10 at Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Bremerton followed by a graveside service with military honors at Miller-Woodlawn Memorial Park.

            John will be dearly missed by his family and friends, but his legacy will live on forever. We love you Dad, rest in peace.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of John S. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Bremerton, Kitsap Co., WA.

            We included the obituary of his sister Hazel Burt Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Isham Alford (1755–1832).

            His lineage: John Stanley 1917 TX1, John Everett 1879 TX2, Hamilton Samuel 1851 TX3, Thomas 1806 GA4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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JOSEPH REINHART HALFORD

 

Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by Keith & Keith Funeral Home

Yakima, WA—_____ November 2007

 

 

Born: July 31, 1952

Died November 13, 2007

 

            Joseph Reinhart Halford, 55, died November 13, 2007 after being struck by a car on November 8th. Joe is fondly remembered by hundreds of Yakima residents as the man who walked all over town carrying a big coffee cup. Since the accident, the outpouring of love and concern for Joe has overwhelmed his family and friends.

            Halford is the son of the late Joseph W. Halford and Carolyn Reinhart Halford of Yakima. He is also survived by his sister Ruth Ann Halford of Seattle, nephew Yusef Khosrow, and numerous cousins.

            Joe was born on July 31st, 1952 and lived his entire life in Yakima. He was able to live independently with the assistance of Community Living and their dedicated staff.

            As an adult, Joe worked at Manhasset Specialty Company, Provident Industries and Albertsons. He found his true calling, though, as a goodwill ambassador to the city of Yakima, combining his love of people, coffee and walking.

            Viewing will be Friday, November 16th from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Keith and Keith 9th Ave. Graveside services will be held at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, November 17th at Terrace Heights Memorial Park. Memorial service will be 4:00 p.m. Saturday, November 17th at Keith and Keith 9th Ave Chapel. Please bring written stories of Joe or visit www.mem.com to share a memory.

            The family has requested that donations in Joe’s honor be made to The Foundation for Community Living, 421 South 47th Avenue, Yakima, WA. 98908; or call for information 509-966-2650.

 

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Photo from Terrace Heights Memorial Park, Yakima, Yakima Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joan Kobernik Hoeft

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Joseph R. Alford (SS# issued in WA), last residence Yakima, Yakima Co., WA.

            See the obituary of his mother, Carolyn Reinhart Halford, in this compilation.

            Many uncaptioned family photos are posted at Making Everlasting Memories.

            His HALFORD lineage: Joseph Reinhart 1952 WA1, Joseph Ward 1910 ID2, William Oliver 1873 UT3, Joseph Henry 1842 IL4, Joseph 1803/1805 England5, Joseph 1766 England6.

 

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KAY STARK ALVORD

 

Whatcom Genealogical Society

Obituaries of Whatcom County, WA

Whatcom Co., WA—_____ February 1976

 

            Alvord, Kay formerly Kay Stark of Bellingham, was killed in an auto accident in Calif. on Thurs., Feb. 5 [1976]. She had moved to Rogue River, Oregon in Aug. ’75. She leaves to survive, 3 daughters, Jennifer, Jodi and Jana, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. I.M. Stark of Palm Springs, Calif.; sister, Jean Moore of Rogue River, Oregon; brothers, Bill Stark of Vancouver, Wa., Jerry of Talent, Oregon and Kenneth of Soldatna, Alaska; uncles, Al Bethke of Bellingham and Herman Rasmussen of Minneapolis, Minn.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Kay Alvord (SS# issued in WA) was born 28 June 1947, last residence not listed.

 

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KENNETH WAYNE ALFORD

 

TRI-CITY HERALD

Kennewick, Benton Co., WA—21 September 2013

 

            Kenneth Wayne Alford, 61, of Pasco, WA, passed away peacefully on September 17th, 2013 in Yakima, WA. Kenneth was born on February 5th, 1952 in Ellensburg, WA to Beverly and Douglas Alford. He attended Pasco schools, graduating from Pasco High School in 1970.

            For many years he worked for Irrigation Specialists installing systems around Eastern Washington. Kenneth was an avid outdoorsman, and was happiest when he was hunting and fishing along the Klickitat River with his dog, Brandy. Kenneth will be remembered by family and friends for his quick wit and unique perspective on life.

            He is survived by his parents, Douglas and Beverly Alford, Pasco, WA, sisters, Christine Alford, San Mateo, CA, Marlene Alford, Spokane, WA, brothers Gary Alford (Rhona), Saratoga, CA, and Ed Alford, DVM, Bellevue, WA, along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

            The family would like to extend a special appreciation to Lynn Repko for her time and devotion to Kenneth's well-being during the past several years.

            A private family memorial will be held at a later date. Memorial donations can be sent to Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Hospice, 2108 W. Entiat, Kennewick, WA 99336.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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LAWRENCE FITZGERALD ALFORD

 

SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER

Seattle, King Co., WA—28 April 2001

 

            Alford, Lawrence F., 57, of Seattle, April 22.

 

Photo from Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, King Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Carole Kuhman

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lawrence F. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 24 May 1943, last residence Mount Vernon, Skagit Co., WA.

 

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LELAND STUART “STU” ALVORD

 

Stu Alvord

Photo and dates from Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by Keith & Keith Funeral Home, Yakima, WA

 

Born: November 10, 1924

Died: August 30, 2006

 

YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC

Yakima, Yakima Co., WA—Thursday, 31 August 2006

 

YAKIMA—Leland Stuart (Stu) Alvord was born in Boulder, CO on Nov. 10, 1924 to Leland S. and Guyla Roth Alvord. He attended elementary through High School there. He served in the Army from 1942-1946. Part of that time was spent in Casablanca, Africa with the 52nd Army Air Corps Band. After discharge from the Army he got a Bachelor of Music Ed. degree from the University of Colorado in 1949 and a Master’s Degree in 1950 from the same college. He played in the Colorado Marching Band, Stage Band and Orchestra.

            He married Betty Armstrong April 16, 1948 in Boulder. They lived in western Nebraska for 3 years and have lived in Selah since 1953.

            He taught music for 3 years in western Nebraska, 5 years in Selah, WA and the remainder of his teaching career was spent in Yakima where he mainly taught at Franklin Jr. High. He was awarded the Washington Music Educator’s Award of Distinction in 1988 and was inducted into the Music Educator’s Hall of Fame in 1998.

            He was an active member of First Presbyterian Church in Yakima, WA. He was a member of the Yakima Valley Community Band for many years and directed church choirs and took part in community music activities too numerous to mention. After retiring he became active in a model airplane club and volunteered for many years for the Red Cross and IRS volunteer income tax assistance program (VITA). He faithfully donated blood to the Red Cross and had given 29 gallons of blood and was working on his 30 gallon pin.

            To his family his success is measured by the great love he had for his family and the “hey Mr. A” that greeted him on the streets of Yakima and statements like “boy we really had fun in band” or “I look back on band as the best part of my Jr. High”

            He is survived by his wife Betty of 58 years and daughter Lynne both of Selah, WA.

            Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday at Keith & Keith 9th Ave Chapel. Memorial Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 2, 2006 at First Presbyterian Church in Yakima. Private interment will be at Terrace Heights Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to Yakima Valley Community Band c/o Keith & Keith Funeral Home. To share a memory, please visit www.mem.com.

            Arrangements are in the care of Keith & Keith Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Leland S. Alvord (SS# issued in CO), last residence Selah, Yakima Co., WA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Betty Armstrong Alvord, in this compilation.

 

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LEONARD LEROY ALFRED

 

NEWS TRIBUNE

Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA—Monday, 3 May 1965

 

            Leonard Leroy Alfred, 76 of 402 S. I St. died Monday morning at his home.

            He was born in Vinita, Okla. and he came to Tacoma in 1910.

            He was a veteran of World War I. Mr Alfred was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist; Wild West Post No. 91 VFW: Disabled American Veterans; and Destiny Lodge No. 197, F&AM.

            Besides his wife Edna Lemona, survivors include two stepsons, Dean Hodges, of Forks; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several neices and nephew.

            Services will be announced by Lynn Funeral Home.

 

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NEWS TRIBUNE

Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA—Tuesday, 4 May 1965

 

            Private services for Leonard Leroy Alfred were held Tuesday in the Chapel of the Lynn Funeral Home followed by cremation.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leonard Alfred (SS# issued in WA) was born 1 Feb 1889, last residence not listed.

 

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LESTER KELLY ALVORD

 

DESERET NEWS

Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT—11 November 1904

 

EVERETT, Wash, Nov. 10—The remains of L.K. Alvord, who has been missing from Arlington since March 27, have been discovered three miles northeast of Bryant. Nothing but the bones remained, he doubtless getting lost in the woods. Identifications was made through false teeth worn by deceased from which two front teeth were missing.

            He was one of the original owners of the townsite of Darlington for 20 years. He was unmarried.

 

AAFA NOTES: Lester Kelly Alvord was born 20 March 1847 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA, the son of Samuel Franklin Alvord and Wealthy Ann Kelly.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Lester Kelly 1847 MA1, Samuel Franklin 1819 MA2, Samuel 1785 MA3, John 1754 MA4, John 1728 MA5, John 1696 MA6, Jonathan 1669 MA7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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LETHA E. KNAPP ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—Tuesday, 16 June 1998

 

            A funeral will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, 1998, in Memorial Gardens Funeral Chapel in Vancouver, Wash., for Letha E. Alford, who died June 12 at age 87.

            Mrs. Alford was born April 16, 1911, in Husum, Wash. Her maiden name was Knapp. She moved to Vancouver in 1926. She was a licensed practical nurse for Memorial Hospital and the old St. Joseph’s Hospital and later was an independent home-care nurse. She was a member of Orchards Seventh-day Adventist Church. In 1949, she married Everett; he died in 1990.

            Survivors include her daughter, Arlene Thompson, and brother, Roscoe Knapp, both of Vancouver; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

            Private interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Letha E. Alford (SS# issued in WA), last residence Vancouver, Clark Co., WA.

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

 

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LILY OSTERBACK ALFORD

 

SEATTLE TIMES

Seattle, King Co., WA—Friday, 2 May 2008

 

 

Lily Alford, 99; a pioneer start to a happy life

By Marsha King

 

            Thanks to the pioneer way she was raised, there wasn’t a thing Lily Osterback Alford couldn’t do—fish, field dress a caribou, operate a ham radio, knit and crochet.

What’s more, she always seemed happy and relaxed.

            “She just had an unusual ability not to worry about much of anything,” said her daughter Ilene Evans, of Federal Way.

            Once a bit famous as the “radio Queen of the North,” Mrs. Alford died at age 99 on April 24 at her granddaughter’s home in Lake Stevens.

            Her life started on a chilly Feb. 10, 1909, in a cave dug for shelter by her father while he and his family were on a hunting trip in Cold Bay, Alaska.

            Her father, a handsome Finnish sailor, had left his homeland hoping to find a fortune in the Alaska Gold Rush. Instead he found her mother, an Aleut native who spoke only Russian. Despite the language barrier, the couple married and raised eight children in isolation on Wosnesenski Island, just off the south coast of the Alaska Peninsula.

            On the island the family raised blue foxes, sending their pelts to London furriers. The children were home-birthed and home-schooled, with homemade clothes and shoes. “Papa” mended their broken legs, filled their cavities and made ice skates out of old metal files and leather straps. He also built fishing boats with driftwood, according to family members.

            They grew or caught food, powered lamps with propane and shopped from catalogs. The children, who had no toys, entertained themselves outdoors. Mrs. Alford also loved books and was often caught reading with a flashlight under the covers at night, a granddaughter said.

            As a teenager, she earned a ham-radio license. Then, in 1931, she was thought to be the first person to broadcast news of the eruption of Mount Pavlof. That’s when U.S. newspapers dubbed her the “Queen of the North.”

            Several years later, Mrs. Alford married her first husband on a whim, and their first daughter was born in Alaska. Fighting came to the Aleutian Islands during World War II. To escape being evacuated, for their safety, with other Aleuts to a relocation camp, Mrs. Alford and her husband moved to Portland, where their second daughter was born. Later they moved to California, then to several places in Washington, before settling in Seattle, where their youngest daughter was born. The couple divorced in 1958.

            For four years, Mrs. Alford supported her family in the Green Lake neighborhood by pressing draperies at a Seattle laundry.

            “Mama taught me from the time I can remember — there’s nothing you can’t accomplish,” said her daughter Julie Brousseau, from Gales Ferry, Conn.

            Mrs. Alford was known for her wonderful homemade bread, sweet temperament and nonjudgmental attitude.

            “People always came to our house,” Brousseau said. “It was just the place to go because she was so much fun and so caring.”

            In 1962, Mrs. Alford married truck driver Harold “Red” Alford Sr. The two finished raising her youngest daughter, cared for nieces and nephews along the way, and had a great garden and a full cookie jar. Her husband died in 2004.

            As she aged, Mrs. Alford kept reading, knitting and sewing, and stayed active in the Aleut Corporation, a native business organization that promotes the welfare of its members.

            “She was the rock of our family. She took the time to care about every single person in the family,” said granddaughter Gina Spiller, of Snoqualmie.

            Mrs. Alford also was preceded in death by her oldest daughter, Lea Bowen. In addition to daughters Ilene Evans and Julie Brousseau, survivors include her sister, Florence Nettle, of Anchorage, and her stepsons, Harold Alford Jr., of Cle Elum, and Gerald Alford, of Bellingham.

            A memorial celebration will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bitter Lake Community Center, 13035 Linden Ave. N., Seattle. Remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

In another article:

 

ANCHORAGE DAILY NEWS

Anchorage, AK—Wednesday, 30 April 2008

 

            Former Alaska resident Lily Osterback Alford, 99, died April 24, 2008, at home in Lake Stevens, Wash.

            A memorial celebration of her life will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bitterlake Community Center in Seattle, 13035 Linden Ave North.

            She was born Feb. 10, 1909, in Cold Bay in the Shumagin Islands while her family was on a hunting trip. Her father dug a cave in the side of the hill for shelter on that frosty winter morning to deliver his baby girl. Oskar Alfred “Al” Osterback and Fackla Vereskin raised Lily and her eight siblings on isolated Wosnessenski Isle. Lily learned to hunt and fish and live a survivalist life - and had simple wants her whole life. Nothing made her happier than a good book, a warm sweater and a hot cup of tea. She left Alaska in 1942, but her love for her home island never left her and she always kept in touch with her extended family in Sandpoint, Dutch Harbor and Anchorage.

            “Lily had some moments of fame in the early 1930s as the only ‘Indian Girl’ (she was half Aleut) to hold a ham radio license in the United States,” her family recalled. “The Seattle PI and other mainland newspapers labeled her the ‘Queen of the North.’ She would communicate with people all over the world on the family’s homemade transmitter and receiver; her call letters were K7ANQ.

            “Lily was ‘Mama’ to her own children and to many others whom she loved and cared for over the years. Her can-do attitude was inspirational; she sought out the best in everyone and loved with her whole heart. She was admired and respected by all who were privileged to know her.”

            Lily was preceded in death by her husband, Harold T. “Red” Alford Sr., six siblings, Walter, Ida, Nora, Eleanor, Alvin and George; her daughter, Lea Bowen; and grandson, Jason Scholz.

            She is survived by her baby sisters, Florence “Dewdy” Nettle and Pauline Calugan, both of Anchorage; daughters, Ilene Evans of Washington, Julie (Brad) Brousseau of Connecticut, and Connie Jerry of Texas; and stepsons, Harold Alford Jr. and Gerald Alford, both of Washington; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

            Flowers should be delivered to the Bitterlake Community Center on May 3 between 10 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association. Friends who would like to send condolences may mail them to 2029 114th Dr. N.E., Lake Stevens, WA 98258.

 

In another article:

 

THE HERALD

Everett, WA—Wednesday, 30 April 2008

 

            Lily Osterback Alford, 99, of Lake Stevens, WA, and formerly of Seattle, WA, died April 24, 2008.She was the beloved grandmother of local residents Jon and Laurette Buxton and Kismet Harvey.

            She was born February 10, 1909 in Cold Bay, Alaska in the Shumagin Islands while her family was on a hunting trip. Her father dug a cave in the side of the hill for shelter on that frosty winter morning to deliver his baby girl. Oskar Alfred Osterback “Al” and Fackla Vereskin raised Lily and her eight siblings on isolated Wosnessenski Isle. Like Swiss Family Robinson, her family learned to survive in relative solitude.

            Her Papa made her ice skates from metal files and leather straps and she would ski on barrel staves. She enjoyed fishing and hunting (which was like a shopping trip to them!) and gardening and making clothes for her whole family. Entertainment on the island was practicing penmanship and reading. Lily stayed busy her whole life and would sew, knit, crochet, embroider and quilt gifts for her family and friends.

            Lily had some moments of fame in the early 1930’s as the only “Indian Girl” (she was half Aleut) to hold a Ham Radio License in the United States. The Seattle PI and other mainland newspapers labeled her the “Queen of the North”. She would communicate with people all over the world on their homemade transmitter and receiver, her call letters were K7ANQ.

            Lily was preceded in death by her husband, Harold T. “Red” Alford Sr.; her parents; six siblings, Walter, Ida, George, Eleanor, Alvin and Nora; her daughter, Lea Bowen; and grandson, Jason Scholz.

            She is survived by her baby sisters, Florence “Dewdy” Nettle and Pauline Calugan, of AK; daughters, Ilene Evans, of WA, Julie (Brad) Brousseau of CT and Connie Jerry, of TX; and step-sons, Harold Alford, Jr. and Gerald Alford, both of WA. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Laurette (Jon) Buxton, Jay McGrath, Gina (Sam) Spiller, Allan (Cheryl) Gerking, Kismet Harvey and Joe Scholz; 16 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren.

            Lily was “Mama” to her own children and to many others whom she loved and cared for over the years. Her can-do attitude was inspirational; she sought out the best in everyone and loved with her whole heart. She was admired and respected by all who were privileged to know her.

            A memorial celebration of her life will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, May 3, 2008, at Bitterlake Community Center 13035 Linden Ave N, Seattle, lunch to immediately follow.

            Remembrances may be made to the American Heart Association; flowers should be delivered between 10 and 10:30 at the Community Center.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lily Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Lake Stevens, Snohomish Co., WA.

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

 

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LOWELL LEROY ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—26 April 2013

 

Alford, Lowell Leroy, 87

July 19, 1925 April 24, 2013

 

            Lowell served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1943-1946. He is survived by his two sons, Robert Alford, LaCenter, Wash., L. Scott Alford, Camas, Wash.; daughter, Nancy Liedtke, Aberdeen, Wash.; seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

 

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THE COLUMBIAN

Vancouver, Clark Co., WA—30 April 2013

 

            Lowell L. Alford passed away April 24th, 2013.

            He was born in Pendleton, OR to Lowell and Ovelyn Alford. Lowell lived in Vancouver, WA many years and also lived in Boring and Troutdale, OR. From 2001 to 2012 he resided at Cascade Inn Assisted Living in Vancouver, WA. He then moved to The Hampton and Ashley Inn [Vancouver, Clark Co.] in December of 2012 where he passed away. Many thanks to both facilities where he received great care.

            Lowell proudly served in the U.S. Navy during WWII from 1943 to 1946. He was honorably discharged as a Radarman Second Class.

            Lowell is survived by one daughter, Nancy Liedtke (Ed) of Aberdeen, WA; two sons, Scott Alford (Karen) of Camas, WA and Bob Alford (Debbie) of LaCenter, WA; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Melba; second wife, Jean; and brother, Robert.

            There will be no funeral service. A family gathering is planned in May.

            Please sign the guest book at www.columbian.com/obits.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Melba V. Kelly Alford; and mother, Ovelyn I. Dudley Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his second wife, Jean Clare Morris Dickson Alford; brother Robert Dudley Alford; and grandparents, Julian George Alford and Jennie E. Piggott Alford, in Oregon Obituaries.

            Lowell Alford married Melba Kelly on 27 Feb 1949 in Umatilla Co., OR [Oregon, Marriage Indexes, 1906-1924, 1946-2008 (Ancestry.com)]. They apparently were divorced.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His 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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MARGARET ELIZABETH REUTER ALVORD

 

NEWS TRIBUNE

Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA—Saturday, 11 May 1963

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1997

 

            Mrs. Charles W. Alvord, 76, of the Woodstock Apartments, died Friday in a local hospital. Born in Sioux Falls, S.D., she had lived in this area 75 years. She was the widow of Charles W. Alford.

            Survivors include two sons, Ward O. of Tacoma and Jack W. of Portland; a sister, Mrs. Mary Reid, of Tacoma; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

            Services will be announced by C.C. Mellinger Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margaret Alvord (SS# issued in WA) was born 27 Aug 1887 and died _____ May 1963, last residence WA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Charles Ward Alvord, in this compilation.

            A message on the Alvord Family Genealogy Forum posted by a great-granddaughter identifies his wife as Margaret Elizabeth Reuter.”

 

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MARIE ANNA ALLEN-SMITH ALFORD

 

ERIE TIMES-NEWS

Erie, Erie Co., PA—Sunday, 2 September 2012

 

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            Dr. Marie Anna Allen-Smith Alford, 91, died on August 26, 2012, in Kingston [WA], where she had resided since 1996. She was born in Erie, Pa., on April 17, 1921, the first of the nine children of Herbert and Patricia (Champlin) Allen. Her Allen ancestors had come to Erie County in 1801 and were among the first settlers of the area. On September 20, 1941, she married Ernest Alfred Smith of Venango, Pa., who reported immediately for service in WWII. As a machine-gunner in the Infantry for 3 years, he was awarded a Purple Heart and two Oak Leaf clusters for wounds in Africa and Italy. After 20 years of marriage, they were divorced on April 10, 1961.

            They had four children, the second of which, Herbert James, died at birth; surviving are Ernest Allen Smith of New York City, Eric Lerrew of Aurora, Colorado, and Katherine Marie Allen Dunn of Allyn, Washington; five grandchildren: Sherrie Smith Winslow, Erica Smith Bernard, Megan Tetzlaff Lawson, Steven Tetzlaff and Daniel Tetzlaff; and five great-grandchildren: Christopher Winslow, Shyanne Bernard, Shamus Bernard, Alisaa Bernard, and Tucker Lawson.

            She is predeceased by one sister, Louise Allen and survived by seven siblings: Rev. James Allen, Elizabeth Allen Sidelinger, Walter Allen, John Allen, Fenn Allen, Thomas Allen, and Patricia Allen Ducharme and by many cousins, nieces and nephews.

            Marie graduated as valedictorian, Class of 1939, from Harborcreek Central H.S., obtained a BS in Ed. from the University of Edinboro (being only the second married woman to graduate from there and the first with a child), an MA in Ed. from Allegheny College, and an Ed.D in Psychology from the University of Denver. She taught at Farmington Twp. H.S., Lander, Pa., and at Cambridge Springs H.S. in Cambridge Springs, Pa. From 1951 to 1954, she assisted her husband in the operation of a boat livery on Lake Erie, north of North East, and, when it failed due to lake pollution, moved with her children to Waterford, Pa., where she was a teacher and counselor at Fort LeBoeuf H.S. In 1962, she moved to Wyncote, Pa., and was a counselor at Cheltenham H.S. until July 1966, when she became one of the founding faculty, Director of Counseling, at Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, Pa. She saw the college grow from 400 students to more than 7000 when she retired in 1982 after 32 years as a PA educator, student advocate, speaker, member, officer, and honoree of many professional, local, state, and national organizations.

            After retiring, she moved to Bradenton, Fla., where she lived until 1994 when health concerns prompted her to move to Kingston, Wash., to be near her daughter. There she met and married Dr. Harold Judd Alford, Lt.C. Ret., a widower, fellow educator, college professor, and dean of several universities, with whom she shared enjoyment of the game of bridge, the solving of the most challenging New York Times crossword puzzles, his many activities in the 10th Mt. Division Veterans of WWII, community and family activities and a similar philosophy of life and politics.

            She is predeceased by her husband, and survived by stepdaughter, Sally Jenkins, her husband, Dr. Zachary Jenkins, of Poulsbo, Wash., and their son Atty. Ondraus Jenkins.

            Marie will be interred in the traditional ritual of the United Methodist Church in the North East Cemetery, which has been the Allen family cemetery since the early 1800s, beside the father of her children. Plans for a memorial service in Erie, Pennsylvania are in preparation and will be announced by her children and siblings.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            Harold Judd Alford was first married to Winifred Alma Rastede Alford, whose obituary is in this compilation.

 

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MARION FRANCES MCEWEN ALFORD

 

KITSAP SUN

Bremerton, Kitsap Co., WA—8 December 2008

 

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            Marion Frances Alford, 82, of Bremerton passed away from cancer on November 30, 2008.

            She was born April 26, 1926, in Toppenish, WA, to Alice and Lester McEwen. She graduated from Mount Baker High School in Deming, WA, in 1944.

            She married James Alford in Shelton, WA. She was a homemaker and a member of the Central Kitsap Church of Christ, Bremerton Church of Christ and PTA in Bremerton. Marion enjoyed quilting, sewing, needle work, gardening, reading, traveling and being a member of the Red Hat Society.

            She was preceded in death by her brother, William McEwen; and sister-in-law, Idella McEwen.

            Surviving are her husband, James E. of Bremerton; sons, James L. (Dianne) of Burns, OR, Lawrence D. (Barbara) of Lapeer, MI; daughters, Pamela Carlile (Robert) of Bremerton, Carol Stiver (Robert) of Burns, OR; grandchildren, Terri LeGare, Denver and Mike Carlile, Connie, Rick, Carrie and Rob Stiver, and Jim and Jason Alford; great-grandchildren, Conner LeGare, Kayla, Nicholas, Sarah Aidan Stiver, and Denver and Lakota Carlile; and nephews, Brent and David McEwen.

            Graveside service at Forest Lawn Cemetery on Dec. 3 at 11 a.m. Memorials to Hospice of Kitsap County; www.lewischapel.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marion F. Alford (SS# issued in WA), last residence Bremerton, Kitsap Co., WA.

            See the obituary of her husband, James Eldon Alford, in this compilation.

 

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MARY ALICE PERRY ALFORD

 

SEDAN TIMES-STAR

Sedan, Chautauqua Co., KS—Thursday, 26 May 1966

 

            Mrs. Jessie (Gladys) Cloyd left Tuesday to fly from Wichita to Vancouver, Wash., for the funeral of her mother, Mrs. Mary A. Alford who died in her sleep Sunday afternoon [May 22]. The services and interment were to be at Vancouver.

            Mary Alice Perry was born Oct. 1, 1881 at Grenola [Elk Co., KS] and was a resident of this area until 27 years ago. She and Thomas T. Alford were married at Sedan, and he died on Aug. 9, 1936.

            Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Cloyd of Sedan and Mrs. Beatrice Hobson of Needles, Calif.; four sons Cecil of Goodland, Walter of Los Angeles, Calif.; Everett and Ellsworth of Vancouver, 14 grandchildren and 24 great grandchildren.

 

Photo from Park Hill Cemetery, Vancouver, Clark Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jan Player Grant

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her sons Elsworth Kent Alford and Everett F. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her husband’s parents, William Harvey Alford and Orlena Harris Alford; and her daughter Gladys Daisy Alford Cloyd in Kansas Obituaries.

            Mary’s husband was the son of William Harvey Alford and Orlena Harris. Orlena, who also had an Alford lineage, was the daughter of Nicholas Harris and Helen Alford.

            Mary was the daughter of David Franklin Perry and Indiana Melissa “May” Alford. She and her husband were second cousins, sharing the same great-grandfather.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Mary’s Alford lineage from her mother: Indiana Melissa 1861 IN2, James 1824 IN3, James 1791 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

            Her husband’s lineage: Thomas T. 1872 KS1, William Harvey 1839 VA2, Charles 1801 VA3, John 1768 VA4, Thomas 1736 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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MAUD SARAH PARROTT ALVORD

 

GOLDENDALE SENTINEL

Goldendale, Klickitat Co., WA—Thursday, 31 August 1922

 

            Maud Parrott Alvord was born in Yamhill County, Oregon, August 3, 1876, and died in Goldendale, August 22, 1922.

            She came here with her parents when she was two years of age and had lived in this vicinity ever since.

            She was united to marriage to Charles C. Alvord in 1905.

            Mrs. Alvord leaves to mourn her loss, a husband and; one daughter, Mattie Carson of Spokane; one son, Clifford Carson of Goldendale; three sisters, Mrs. Boyles of Toledo, Wash.; Mrs. Cal Hartley of Los Angeles, Calif.; and Carrie Chapman of Ensign, Alberta, Canada. Also two brothers, Charles Parrott of Goldendale, and Fred Parrott of Toppenish.

            Mrs. Alvord had been a sufferer for a long time, but had been patient and brave through it all.

            The funeral service was held at the Chapman chapel, with interment in the I.O.O.F. cemetery, Rev. Garver, pastor of the Methodist Church officiating.

 

AAFA NOTES: From WA Deaths: Maud Sarah Alvord died 22 Aug 1922 in Goldendale, Klickitat Co., age 45 years 19 days. Her parents were George Parrott and Martha M. Uell.

 

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MAURICE R. ALFORD

 

SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER

Seattle, King Co., WA—7 October 2004

 

            Alford, Maurice R., 82, of Sammamish, Sept. 28.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Maurice R. Alford (SS# issued in MO) was born 12 Sept 1922, last residence Redmond, King Co., WA.

 

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MAXINE MICHIE ALFORD

 

SEATTLE DAILY TIMES

Seattle, King Co., WA—10 October 1984

 

            Funeral services were held recently for Maxine Michie Alford, 63, retired Seattle teacher. She died Sunday.

            Born in Seattle, she was a graduate of West Seattle High School and the University of Washington.

            She taught in Buckley before returning to Seattle, where she taught at James Madison, John Marshall and Boren junior high schools. She retired in 1973.

            Alford was a member of the National Teachers Association, Seattle Retired Teachers Association and Phrateres at the University of Washington.

            Survivors include her mother, Aileen Alford, and two sisters, Mrs. Gloria Qvale and Mrs. Marion Roseta, all of Portland.

            Memorials are suggested to the Northwest Kidney Foundation.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Maxine Alford (SS# issued in WA) was born 21 July 1921, last residence Seattle, King Co., WA.

            See the obituary of her father, William Henry “Harry” Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her mother, Aileen Campbell Alford, in Oregon Obituaries.

 

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MELBA V. KELLY ALFORD

 

[Melba died in CA, but we are also including her obituary here because she also lived in Washington.]

 

THE COLUMBIAN

Vancouver, Clark Co., WA—Monday, 14 April 1997

 

            Melba V. Alford, who lived in California and Vancouver, died April 7, 1997, in Palm Springs, Calif., where she spent winters. She was 69.

            Mrs. Alford was born Oct. 24, 1927, in Scio [Linn Co.], Ore., and moved to Vancouver 45 years ago. She retired as a bookkeeper at Clark County District Court in 1987. She loved the desert and refinishing furniture.

            Survivors include one daughter, Nancy Liedtke of Aberdeen; two sons, Scott of Camas and Bob of Ridgefield; three sisters, Donna Williams of Boise, Idaho, Dorma Bell of the Tri-Cities, Wash., and Shirley Mittleider of Nehalem, Ore.; and seven grandchildren.

            There will be a open house gathering in her memory from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 26, in the recreation center at 5717-A N.E. Hazel Dell Ave.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 371, Vancouver, WA 98666.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Melba V. Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Vancouver, Clark Co., WA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Lowell Leroy Alford, in this compilation.

            Melba and her 3 sisters are listed on the 1930 census, South Scio, Linn Co., OR, with their parents Russell and Zilpha M. Kelly.

            Melba Kelly married Lowell Alford on 27 Feb 1949 in Umatilla Co., OR [Oregon, Marriage Indexes, 1906-1924, 1946-2008 (Ancestry.com)]. They apparently were divorced.

 

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MICHAEL CLARK ALVORD

 

SKAGIT VALLEY HERALD

Mount Vernon, Skagit Co., WA—4 November 2001

 

LA CONNER [Skagit Co.]—Michael Clark Alvord, age 40, of La Conner, died as the result of a drowning accident in La Conner on October 11, 2001.

            He was born in Portland, Oregon on September 13, 1961. He grew up in the Portland area where he attended school. He moved to the San Juan Islands in 1987 and then to La Conner in 1990. He received vocational training in welding from Skagit Valley College. Mr. Alvord was employed as a welder for American Boilerworks in Everett.

            Michael is survived by his mother, Linda Sharp, of Coupeville, his father, Richard Alvord of Newberg, Oregon, his two brothers, Craig Alvord of Aloha, Oregon and Terry Alvord, and his sister, Andrea Ponti of McChord Air Force Base.

            A memorial gathering for his family, friends, and co-workers [will be] held on Monday, November 5, 2001, at the home of his mother, Linda Sharp, Coupeville. Arrangements and cremation were under the direction of Burley Funeral Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Michael Alvord (SS# issued in OR), last residence not listed, but his death date is listed as 12 Oct 2001.

            This obituary is not quoted verbatim.

 

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MICHAEL G. ALVORD

 

YAKIMA HERALD-REPUBLIC

Yakima, Yakima Co., WA—Saturday, 6 May 2006

 

            Michael Alvord, 65, of Sunnyside died Tuesday [May 2] in Yakima.

            Mr. Alvord was born in Snohomish, Wash. He retired in 1999 as captain of the Sunnyside Police Department after 25 years.

            Survivors include his wife, Jeannie (Nowlin) Alvord; three sons, Michael Alvord, Doug Estabrook and Jeff Covel; three daughters, Corinna Alvord, Rene Estabrook and Muffy Crawford; eight siblings, Patty Markley, Judy Graham, Herb Alvord Jr., Debbie Rucker, Kermit Rucker Jr., Rose Tarr, Harriott Heintz and Pam Whitmore; 16 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

            Viewing and visitation will be today from 3 to 8 p.m. at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Sunday at the funeral home with burial to follow at West Hills Cemetery, Yakima....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mike G. Alvord (SS# issued in WA) was born 4 Jan 1941, last residence Sunnyside, Yakima Co., WA.

 

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MINA VIRGINIA ALFORD BRYNESTAD CULBERTSON

AAFA #0998

 

DAILY RECORD

Ellensburg, Kittitas Co., WA—25 August 2011

 

 

            Our loving mother, Mina Virginia Culbertson died on August 20, 2011. Mina was 93 years old. She was born in Russell Township, near Edgeley, North Dakota on October 21, 1917 to Harris and Mabel Alford, the oldest of nine children. Her youth was spent in school, caring for siblings, and helping her mother at housework. The Alford family moved first to Redmond, Washington in 1934, then to Ellensburg in 1935 where they lived at the corner of Look and Alford Roads.

            Mina married Andrew Brynestad in Jacksonville, Florida on March 4, 1944. After Andrew was killed in an airplane accident, she moved back to Ellensburg.

            Mina married Dale Culbertson in Port Gamble, Washington on August 30, 1952. She then lived on Airport Road in Ellensburg for the next 58 years, six months, and 25 days. She has been at Chandler House in Yakima since March 24, 2011.

            Mina worked at the Kittitas Public Utility District from the late 1930's to the mid 1940's and again from the late 1940's to the early 1950's. She also worked in the Kittitas County Auditor office during the late 1960's to mid 1970's.

            Mina was preceded in death by her parents, brothers—Clinton, Clifton, Dewayne, Clayton, and sisters—Baby Francis and Marian and husband Dale.

            Mina is survived by brother Douglas (Beverly) of Pasco and sister Melba (Lester) of Seattle, son Alan Brynestad and grandsons Justin, Erik, and Kody Brynestad, sons Wayne, Neil, Jerry Culbertson and grandson Brody and granddaughter Cami Culbertson.

            For years Mina was like a one woman factory turning out countless quilts, baby blankets, afghans, and other knit goods which were donated to various organizations. She cultivated a large garden of vegetables and flowers and canned tons of food stuffs. She baked loaves and loaves of bread week in and week out.

            Thank you Chandler House for caring for Mina these past few months. Donations in Mina's name can be made to Chandler House, 701 North 39th Avenue, Yakima WA 98902.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mina V. Culbertson (SS# issued in WA), last residence Ellensburg, Kittitas Co., WA.

            Her lineage: Mina Virginia 1917 ND1, Phillip Harrison 1884 TN2, James Houston 1853 TN3, Eley Harrison 1820 TN4, Ira Bailey 1781 NC5, Isaac 1748 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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MYRNA CAMPBELL WEAVER ALVORD

 

[She died in WA, but we are also including her obituary in California Obituaries because of her close ties there.]

 

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE

Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—21 September 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

HEMET—Services for Myrna Campbell Alvord, formerly of Hemet will be at 1 p.m. today at McWane Family Funeral Home in Hemet. She died Wednesday at Evergreen Medical Center in Kirkland Wash. The cause of death is undetermined pending a doctor’s report. She was 60....

            Burial will be in San Jacinto Valley Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alvord, who was born in Chicago, lived in Hemet more than 30 years before moving to Bothell Wash, one year ago. She was a sales clerk at Thrifty Drug Store in Hemet for 20 years. She graduated from Hemet High School in 1955

            Mrs. Alvord was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority for six years.

            She enjoyed cooking, crocheting and arts and crafts.

            Mrs. Alvord is survived by her husband, Rod; a daughter, Teri Crider of Everett, Wash; a son Duane Russell of Long Beach, eight grandchildren, a sister Molly Smith of Longansport Ind; and a brother Jeff Weaver of San Jose.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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NANCY L. ALFORD

 

THE COLUMBIAN

Vancouver, Clark Co., WA—13 November 2008

 

            Alford, Nancy L., 63, Kalama, died Nov. 10, 2008. Layne's Funeral Home, 360-687-3143.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nancy L. Alford (SS# issued in MT) was born 14 Nov 1944, last residence not listed.

 

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NELLIE S. ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—Saturday, 4 June 1994

 

            Nellie S. Alford—Graveside service will be at 10 a.m. June 10, 1994, in Park Hill Cemetery in Vancouver, Wash.

            Disposition will be by cremation.

            Mrs. Alford died of cancer June 1, 1994 in a Vancouver care center. She was 75.

            Born June 24, 1918, in Rochester, N.Y., Mrs. Alford had worked as a restaurant cook and waitress. She had lived in Vancouver for the last 16 years.

            There are no immediate survivors.

            Arrangements: Evergreen Staples Funeral Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ June 1994) dates of Nellie S. Alford (SS# issued in IL), last residence Vancouver, Clark Co., WA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Elsworth Kent Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of the gravestone she shares with him and his mother.

 

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NONA STEVENS ALFORD LARSON

 

BELLINGHAM HERALD

Bellingham, Whatcom Co., WA—Wednesday, 26 March 2003

 

            Nona Larson, age 80, died at Mt. Baker Care Center on March 23, 2003.

            She was born on August 25, 1922, in Kaylor, North Dakota, to Harold and Blanche Stevens. She had been a resident of Bellingham since 1995. Nona’s first husband was Harold T. Alford, Sr., whom she later divorced. She married Robert Larson in 1971. They lived for a while in Seattle where she worked at Virginia Mason Research Clinic. They moved to Bellingham in the mid 1990’s.

            Survivors include her sons Gerald Alford of Bellingham and Harold Alford, Jr. of Cle Elum.

            A daughter, Vicki Curry, and her husband, Robert Larson, preceded her in death.

            Cremation was by Bleitz Funeral Home in Seattle. No burial service was held.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

 

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OVELYN I. DUDLEY ALFORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—Saturday, 29 December 1990

 

            The funeral for Ovelyn I. Dudley Alford will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday in First Presbyterian Church. She died of causes related to age Tuesday [December 25] in a Vancouver convalescent center. She was 85.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Oak, Neb., on Jan. 17, 1905, and had lived in Vancouver the last 26 years. She was a retired bookkeeper for the federal government in Spokane and Seattle.

            Mrs. Alford was a member and had served as an elder, treasurer and deacon of the First Presbyterian Church and was a member of the church's Women's Association, Order of the Eastern Star, Daughters of the Nile, Bethany White Shrine and Order of the Amaranth.

            Surviving Mrs. Alford are her sons, Robert D. of Vancouver and Lowell of Troutdale, Ore.; seven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

            Mrs. Alford's husband, Lowell, died in 1979.

            Burial will be in Park Hill Cemetery.

            The family suggests remembrances be contributions to either the First Presbyterian Church Memorial Fund, 4300 Main St., Vancouver 98660, or the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, 3101 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Road, Portland 97201.

            Mrs. Alford's casket will be open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday in Evergreen Staples Funeral Chapel.

 

Photo from Park Hill Cemetery, Vancouver, Clark Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rod

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ovelyn I. Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Vancouver, Clark Co., WA.

            See the obituary of her son Lowell Leroy Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her son Robert Dudley Alford; and her daughter-in-law Jean Clare Morris Dickson Alford in Oregon Obituaries.

            For more information on this family, see “Ashley Owen Alford of VT and NY, 1770–1847,” AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Lowell Constantine 1899 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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PENNY B. ROCHELEAU ALFORD

 

Whatcom Genealogical Society

Obituaries of Whatcom County, WA

Whatcom Co., WA—_____ December 1978

 

            Alford, Penny B., age 62, of 130 Garfield St., Sumas passed away Mon. Dec. 18, 1978. Born in Walla Walla, Mrs. Alford moved to Sumas 2 years ago from Seattle where she had operated a cab for many years.

            She is survived by 2 daughters; Mrs. Jorene Schmelke of Bothell & Mrs. Judy Sweeney of Riverside, CA. 2 sons; James Rocheleau of Crescent, Iowa & Ardis Alford of Texas. She is also survived by her foster mother, Mrs. Jessica Conaway of Bremerton. 8 grandchildren. A brother, & close friends, Mr. Luke Matter & Henry & Katherine Matter all of Sumas.

            Private family services will be conducted at a later date. Cremation Greenacres Memorial Park under the direction of the Gillies Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Penny Alford (SS# issued in AK) was born 24 July 1916 and died _____ Dec 1978, last residence Sumas, Whatcom Co., WA.

 

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RALPH LEROY ALFORD

 

SKAGIT VALLEY HERALD

Mount Vernon, Skagit Co., WA—Monday, 3 January 2000

 

            Ralph LeRoy Alford, 69, of Lopez [San Juan Co.], WA, died at his home, Monday, December 27, 1999.

            He was born in Martinez [Contra Costa Co.], California, May 18, 1930. Ralph moved to Lopez in 1936 where he was raised and received his schooling. He logged for a time in Alaska and later worked for 30 years as a heavy equipment operator for the Lopez Sand and Gravel Company. He enjoyed fishing, visiting with people and working hard and will be greatly missed by his family and many friends.

            Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Evelyn, a brother Edward and is survived by 2 step-daughters: Judy Orcutt of Mount Vernon, WA and Joan Petersen of Hayward, California; a step-son, Steve Rudy of California; 2 brothers: George Orcutt of Stanwood, Washington and Jerry Orcutt of Mount Vernon, Washington, as well as numerous step-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.

            Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 6, 2000, at the Center Church, Lopez, Washington....

            Arrangements under the care of Evans Funeral Chapel, Anacortes, WA.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth dates of Ralph L. Alford (SS# issued in WA), last residence Lopez Island, San Juan Co., WA, but his birth date is listed as 19 May 1930.

            See the obituary of his wife, Evelyn McClure Alford, in this compilation.

            His birth record [California Birth Index, 1905–1995, online at Ancestry.com] confirms his birth date in Contra Costa Co. and gives his mother’s maiden name as Farley.

            This might be the family:

 

1930 census in Township 1 (District 5) [near Martinez], Contra Costa Co., CA, dwelling #11 on p. 8A, enumerated April 8 before Ralph’s birth:

 

Charley Alford            head    53        NV US US      age 21 at 1st marriage

                                                oil refinery pipefitter

Rosi     wife     48        NV MO IA     age 18 at 1st marriage

Frankie            son       14        CA NV NV

Tiny     dau      11        CA NV NV

Edward           son       8          CA NV NV

Elizabeth         dau      4          CA NV NV

 

1910 census in Township 5 (District 172), Tuolumne Co., CA, dwelling #29:

 

Charles A. Alford       32        NV unk unk    1st marriage 9 years

                                                lumber mill laborer

Rosie M.          wife     29        NV IA IA       2 children 2 living

Tressie dau      8          NV NV NV

Charles M.       son       4          CA NV NV

 

            Charles Augustus Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (online at Ancestry.com) says he is age 40, b. 17 Feb 1878. He is a fireman at an oil company living in Martinez, Contra Costa Co., CA. His nearest relative is Rose Alford in Martinez.

            CA Birth Records list the maiden name of Tina M., Edward, and Elizabeth, all b. Contra Costa Co., as Lane or Lanes. No other Alford children have mothers with maiden names Farley. Frank’s birth record has not been found.

 

This might be Charles’s parents:

1880 Census, Lamoile (District 7), Elko Co., NV, family #43:

 

Chas. Alford               31        AL AL MA     no occupation

Philena            wife     19        UT Wales NY

Charles            son       2          NV AL UT

Clara Mabel     dau      3/12     NV AL UT

 

Nevada Marriages, 1860–1987 (online at Ancestry.com):

 

Charles Alford m. Philena Lewis in Tuscarora Township, Elko Co., NV, on 21 Aug 1878

Mable Alford m. Edward Gossett in White Rock, Elko Co., NV, on 26 Dec 1896

 On 1900 census in Tuscarora, Elko Co., NV, they have daughter named Philena

 

CA Death Index, 1940–1997 (online at Ancestry.com)

Charles August Alford, b. 17 Feb 1878 in NV, d. 11 Nov 1940 in Contra Costa Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Lewis.

 

Rose M. Alford, b. 10 May 1881 in NV, d. 10 March 1974 in Alameda Co., CA.

 

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RANDALL LEE ALFORD

 

THE OLYMPIAN

Olympia, Thurston Co., WA—Tuesday, 5 February 2008

 

[A nearly identical article was published the same day in THE HERALD, Everett, WA.]

 

 

            Randall Lee Alford died on Wednesday, January 23, 2008. He was born on September 9, 1952 to Roy and Gladys (Oles) Alford in Fairmont, Minnesota. He grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota and graduated from Central High School. After graduation, he entered the United States Army and studied helicopter mechanics. He resided in the state of Washington for the remainder of his life. In the mid-to-late 1970’s, he was employed by L & M Trucking in Olympia, and then later employed by Wendler Hauling Company of Rainier.

            His most recent job as a heavy equipment operator gave him pride and a sense of accomplishment. Although his life was cut short by illness, he continued to work long hours and live each day to its fullest and never found time to complain or dwell on the negative aspects of his illness. He will be missed by all who loved him.

            He was preceded in death by his father, Roy; and his sister, RayEtte. He is survived by his son, Roy, of Olympia; and stepdaughters, Melanie and Melinda of Washington; his mother, Gladys Leonardson; sister, Robin (Gary) Hicks; brothers, Tony (Jeany), Tim (Heather), and Roger (Brenda) Hacker, all of Phoenix, Arizona.

            A memorial service will be Thursday, February 7, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the Tahoma National Cemetery, 18600 Southeast 240th Street, Kent, WA 98042-4868.

 

Photo from Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, King Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Carole Kuhman

 

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

 

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REBECCA ANN ALFORD

 

NEWS TRIBUNE

Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA—Tuesday, 15 January 1957

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1997

 

            Rebecca Ann Alford, infant daughter of Sgt. and Mrs. Ezra Alford, Rt. 3, Box 493, died Sunday in a local hospital. In addition to her parents, she leaves two sisters, Julia and Lila, and her grandmother, Mrs. Nellie Phillips of Louisiana.

            Services were held today in Mountain View Funeral Home, followed by burial in Mountain View Memorial Park.

 

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RITA L. SENGER ALVORD

 

THE POST-REGISTER

Idaho Falls, Bonneville Co., ID—Thursday, 30 April 1998

 

BELLEVUE, Wash.—Rita L. Alvord, 50, died April 25, 1998. She is the wife of Jim Alvord of Renton, Wash., and her parents are Mike and Rose Senger of Bismarck, North Dakota.

            Funeral arrangements are pending at Bleitz Funeral Home, 1075 Bellevue Way N.E., Suite B-3, in Bellevue.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rita L. Alvord (SS# issued in ND) was born 31 May 1947, last residence not listed.

 

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ROBERT E. ALFORD

 

BREMERTON SUN

Bremerton, Kitsap Co., WA—29 January 1996

 

            Local educator and passionate fly fisherman Robert E. Alford died Saturday [January 27] at his Bremerton home. He was 53.

            Mr. Alford, a former school superintendent for the North Kitsap and the Port Townsend school districts, had battled lung cancer since April.

            He was born on Aug. 30, 1942, in Indianapolis.

            In the late 1970s, Mr. Alford became superintendent of North Kitsap Public Schools, where he persuaded voters to support several school bond referendums.

            “He brought the community together to support the schools,” said long-time friend Pete Crane.

            Mr. Alford left North Kitsap after eight years, and then took a five-month fishing sabbatical in West Yellowstone, Wyo.

            When he returned, Mr. Alford led Olympic College’s business and engineering department before becoming superintendent of the Port Townsend School District.

            Mr. Alford led the 1,700-pupil district through a period of rapid growth and school construction. He served as superintendent for three years before resigning in March 1993, citing stress and the need to care for aging parents.

            “It was too many weekends, too many nights,” Mr. Alford said at the time.

            After leaving Port Townsend, Mr. Alford rejoined Olympic College to work part time coordinating a school-to-work apprenticeship program with Puget Sound Naval Shipyard.

            Mr. Alford also served as deputy director of the regional Educational Service District, which provides management support to area school districts. He resigned in November.

            “We tend to have friends in our professional areas,” Crane said.

            “Bob had friends from everywhere. He was a democrat with a small ‘d.’”

            Survivors include his wife, Cynthia, of Bremerton; one daughter, Tera Goldman, of Bremerton; two stepdaughters, Lisha and Amanda Lingen, both of Bremerton; parents Carl and Evelyn Alford, both of Kingston, Ontario; and one sister, Dotty Davidson, of Prairie Village, Kan.

            A memorial service will be held either Feb. 6, 7 or 8 at the John Horsley Community Center, Island Lake County Park.

            Memorials may be sent to Henry’s Fork Foundation, P.O. Box 61, Island Park, Idaho 83429. The group works to preserve trout streams in eastern Idaho.

 

In another article:

 

JEFFERSON COUNTY LEADER

Port Townsend, WA—31 January 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1997

 

            Former Port Townsend School District Superintendent Robert “Bob” Alford died Saturday, Jan. 27, 1996 at his home in Bremerton, Wash. He was 53.

            Mr. Alford was born Aug. 30, 1942 in Indianapolis. In the late 1970s, he became superintendent of North Kitsap Public Schools. He later worked for Olympic College.

            Mr. Alford became Port Townsend superintendent of schools in 1990. He was instrumental in helping prepare the $17.8 million school improvement bond that voters approved in 1992. He resigned in early March of 1993, citing health reasons. At the time, the late-night school board meetings were filled with turmoil. His unexpected departure led the school board to confront many of the personality issues that eventually led to what people have described as a “healing process.”

            After spending time at his favorite pleasure, fly-fishing near West Yellowstone, Mr. Alford rejoined Olympic College. He also worked for the regional Educational Service District, a job which he resigned in November.

            Mr. Alford saw his efforts in Port Townsend bear fruit with the construction of Blue Heron Middle School. Although visibly affected by his battle with lung cancer which began last spring, in October 1995 Mr. Alford attended the school’s dedication ceremony.

            “It was a real pleasure to work with a man who was so interested in kids,” said Dr. Dick Lutz, Port Townsend’s assistant superintendent.

            Survivors include his wife, Cynthia; daughter Tera Goldman of Bremerton; two stepdaughters, Lisha and Amanda Lingen, both of Bremerton; parents Carl and Evelyn Alford of Kingston, Ontario; and a sister, Dotty Davidson of Prairie Village, Kan.

            A memorial service is scheduled Tuesday, Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. at the John Horsley Community Center, 1087 Island Lake Drive, Poulsbo.

            Mr. Alford requested that in lieu of flowers, contributions should be sent to Henry’s Fork Foundation, PO Box 61, Island Park, ID 83429. Henry’s Fork was his favorite fly-fishing hole, and the foundation aims to help protect and preserve that area’s natural habitat.

 

In another article:

 

JEFFERSON COUNTY LEADER

Port Townsend, WA—20 March 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1997

 

Painting a memorial to Alford

 

            A fundraising account has been established to finance a memorial for Bob Alford, former Port Townsend School District superintendent who died of cancer Jan. 27, 1996. He was 53.

            Alford was superintendent at Port Townsend from 1990-93, and helped develop the $17.8 million facility improvement bond voters approved in 1992. But with school board meetings dominated by personality and educational philosophical conflicts, often among board members, Alford resigned in early 1993. He cited personal health reasons and later developed cancer.

            “Bob never ducked any of the controversy or pressure,” said Steve Finch, Grant Street School principal. “I’m sure that stressful period had an affect on him, but he never blamed anyone for his health problems.”

            Finch and school board member Mary Keyes presented the memorial idea before the school board last month. Keyes talked about how, as a rookie board member, Alford supported her desire to learn. Dick Lutz, assistant superintendent, said Alford gave his all for the PTSD.

            “Bob gave more of himself than he had to give,” Lutz said. “Someone who contributed that much deserves to be remembered.”

            The school board approved the plan by Keyes and Finch to honor Alford with a painting and plaque at Blue Heron Middle School.

            Alford was an avid fly fisherman, in love with the activity more as an art than a sport. When he caught a fish, he would photograph his prize, and then retire the fly used to catch the fish. His home’s game room was lined with these framed photos, each with the actual fly attached.

            Several years ago, Finch saw a painting by Roy Henry Vickers, a Tsimshian artist from British Columbia’s northwest coast. Titled “Morning Glory,” the painting shows a fly fisherman in the rain, with a fisherman’s fly attached.

            “I had actually bought Bob a photo of Roy Henry Vickers’ artwork printed as a card, but this particular piece was not available,” Finch said.

            In early February, Finch called an art gallery in Victoria attempting to find an original of the fisherman with fly. Only 50 prints were made, but the gallery found one for sale. The painting is about 24-by-36 inches in size.

            “Once they learned what we wanted it for they were eager to help,” Finch said of the gallery.

            Buying the painting and a plaque will cost about $2,000. Finch said he will deliver the painting from Victoria to save shipping charges.

            The painting and plaque will be placed at Blue Heron Middle School, at a site as yet undetermined. A ceremony, with Alford’s family and friends invited, is tentatively planned for early May.

            “Blue Heron Middle School is part of the bond project that Bob worked so hard on,” Finch said. “He did attend the school’s dedication ceremony last October and we think it’s a fitting place for the district to recognize his efforts.”

            A “Memorial to Bob Alford” account has been established at U.S. Bank. People may donate at any U.S. Bank branch. The account number is 1355-801000.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Robert E. Alford (SS# issued in NY), last residence Bremerton, Kitsap Co., WA.

 

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ROGER DIX ALVORD

 

NEWS TRIBUNE

Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA—Friday, 4 June 1965

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1997

 

            Services for Roger D. Alvord, 27, of Ballard, whose mother, Mrs. Charlotte Marvin, lives at 615-1/2 N. Oakes St., will be held at 10:30 Saturday in Ballard.

            Mr. Alvord was on a weekend fishing trip near North Bend when he disappeared Sunday [May 30]. His body was found Wednesday. King County sheriff’s detectives said he was apparently killed when his pistol fell from his shoulder holster and discharged.

            He was born in Seattle and lived there all of his life. He worked as a woodworker.

            Besides his mother, survivors include his wife, Carol, of the home; a brother, Michael, and a sister, Sandra, both of Seattle; his father, George Alvord, also of Seattle; and his grandmother, Mrs. Mary Dyer, of Lynnwood.

 

In another article:

 

SEATTLE DAILY TIMES

Seattle, King Co., WA— Friday, 4 June 1965

 

            Alvord, Roger D., 7515 22nd Av. N.W. Beloved husband of Carol. Son of Mrs. Arthur Marvin, Tacoma; George Alvord, Seattle. Brother of Mrs. Sandie Sthay, James Michael Alvord. Grandson of Mrs. Molly Dyer, Seattle; Mrs. Rhoda Van Appen, Mr. Vernon.

            Services Saturday, 10:30 a.m., Bethel Presbyterian Church. Interment Evergreen Cemetery, under direction of Wiggen and Sons.

 

In another article:

 

SEATTLE DAILY TIMES

Seattle, King Co., WA— Friday, 4 June 1965

 

            Funeral services for Roger D. Alvord, 27, who was killed by a bullet wound Sunday on the North Fork of the Snoqualmie River, will be at 10:30 o’clock tomorrow in the Bethel Presbyterian Church. Burial will be in Evergreen under direction of the Wiggen & Sons mortuary.

            Mr. Alvord, of 7515 22nd Av. N.W., was employed by a furniture-manufacturing firm.

 

Photo from Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park and Funeral Home, Seattle, King Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Karen Sipe

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Georgia Ann Alvord Sharp and James Michael “Mike” Alvord in this compilation.

            His middle name is from his memorial at Find A Grave.

 

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RONALD E. ALVORD

 

SEATTLE DAILY TIMES

Seattle, King Co., WA—Wednesday, 13 December 1972

 

            Alvord, Ronald E.—5537 34th Ave. N.E. Beloved husband of Inez Alvord, Father of Mrs. George Zeinen, Seattle. Brother of Alfred and Floyd Alvord, both of Michigan. Also, survived by 6 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren.

            Rosary Wednesday, 7 p.m., Bonney-Watson on Broadway. Requiem Mass Thursday, 10 a.m., Church of the Assumption. Interment, Holyrood. Family suggests remembrances to Medic

 

Photo from Holyrood Catholic Cemetery, Shoreline, King Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bonita Olmer

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ronald Alvord (SS# issued in WA) was born 25 Dec 1898 and died _____ Dec 1972, last residence Seattle, King Co., WA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Inez B. Alvord; and his daughter Dorothy Margaret Alvord Zeigen in this compilation.

 

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ROSALIE ST. DENIS WHALEN FANSLER ALFRED

 

SEATTLE TIMES

Seattle, King Co., WA—25 November 2013

 

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            Rosalie (Rose) Alfred age 72 of Seattle, WA, passed away peacefully, on November 22, 2013 surrounded by loved ones.

            Born in Portland, OR, the family moved to Seattle shortly thereafter. Rose attended Holy Names Academy, and graduated from Sacred Heart School of Nursing in Spokane. She worked as a Registered Nurse at LA County General, Harbor View Medical Center and Group Health for the majority of her 45 year career. In the 1980's Rose was an expert and dedicated HIV/ AIDS nurse as well as an Union Organizer for SEUI 1199.

            A lifetime Capitol Hill resident, Rose raised 3 children and half of the neighborhood. She married the love of her life Steve Alfred in 1982. She served as a trustee of Prospect Congregational Church, and on the Dan Klein scholarship board at The Evergreen State College.

            Rose was a volunteer cook at Community Lunch at Central Lutheran, a longtime crew leader for Washington Trails Association, fundraiser for breast cancer, and a patron of the arts. She was an avid hiker and lover of all music and art. Rose was known for her love of gatherings with family and friends and hosted many a memorable celebration.

            Rose was a loving mother, wife and friend to all. She lived a full, blessed life and will be greatly missed.

            Rose is survived by her husband Steve Alfred, brother Jerry Whalen, sons Sean and Ryan Fansler, daughter Sarah Lavin, daughters-in-law Amy Fansler and Amy Lemaire and son-in-law Joel Lavin.

            In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to Operation Night Watch and Community Lunch.

            Celebration of life is Sunday, December 1st. Drop in 1:00-5:00 pm: 906 19th Ave. E, Seattle, WA

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rosalie W. Alfred (SS# issued in WA) was born 22 May 1941, last residence not listed.

            From Washington Marriage Records, 1865–2004 (Ancestry.com): Rosalie St. Denis Whalen married Glen Charles Fansler on 26 Oct 1963 in Spokane, WA.

 

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RUBY JANE ALFORD INGRAHAM

Cousin of Burt Alford, AAFA #0498

 

THE HERALD

Everett, Snohomish Co., WA—1 October 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Ruby June [sic] Ingraham, 82, of Cashmere, a former Everett resident, died Sunday evening, September 29, 1991, at her home.

            She was born Ruby June Alford at Athabasca, Alberta, Canada, to Charles B. and Callie Bailey Alford. In 1915 the family came to Washington State, and in 1920 they moved to Everett. July 3, 1929, she married . IngrahamOttis G. Ingraham at Everett, and in 1974 they moved to Cashmere.

            Mrs. Ingraham is survived by one daughter, Janet Puckett of Leavenworth; two sons, Gerald Ingraham of Thompson Falls, Montana and Lynn Ingraham of Cashmere; sister Marguerite Mills and sister-in-law, Ruth Alford, both of Everett; brother, Gordon Alford of Cashmere; nine grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

            Preceded in death by her husband in 1982; three brothers and two sisters.

            A graveside service of Commemoration for Ruby June Ingraham will be conducted at 1:00, October 3, in the G.A.R. Cemetery in Snohomish....

            Wards Funeral Chapel, Leavenworth, is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruby J. Ingraham (SS# issued in WA) was born 10 June 1909, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her brothers Carl Bailey Alford, Gordon Everett Alford, and Tom “Ted” Alford; and grandfather James Tennyson Alford in this compilation..

            Burt Alford, Ruby’s cousin, reports that Jane is correct middle name.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Ruby Jane 1909 Canada1, Charles Breck 1875 IN2, James Tennyson 1847 IN3, Jonathan C. 1813 NC4, John 1786 PA5.

 

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RUBY LORENE TOHL ALVORD

 

THE CHRONICLE

Centralia, Lewis Co., WA—Thursday, 12 January 2006

 

            Ruby Lorene Alvord, 96, passed away on January 8, 2006 in Centralia, WA. She was born on October 25, 1909 in Tillamook, OR to Herman and Lena Tohl (Hayes).

            Ruby was reared in Tillamook, OR and graduated from Tillamook High School. She married James Alvord in 1936 and moved to Toledo, WA in 1937. He preceded her in death in 1987.

            She was a homemaker, enjoyed doing fancy work, playing the piano, gardening and flowers, and crocheted many afghans. She was a member of the Woodmen of the World Grange.

            Ruby is survived by her son Donald Alvord (Connie) of Winlock, WA; sister Eva Sullivan of Centralia, WA; 4 grand-children, 9 great grand-children, and 9 great-great grandchildren and several step children and step grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, a grandson, two brothers and three sisters.

            A private family grave-side service will be held. Memorial donations may be made to one's choice.

            Arrangements are under the care and direction of Fir Lawn Funeral Chapel.

 

Photo from Winlock Cemetery, Winlock, Lewis Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marilyn Posthumus Clark

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ruby L. Alvord (SS# issued in WA), last residence Centralia, Lewis Co., WA.

            See the obituary of her son Donald L. Alvord in this compilation.

 

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RUBY MAXINE ALFORD TOLLEY

 

[She died in WA, but we are also publishing her obituary in Texas Obituaries because that was her last residence.]

 

DAILY TELEGRAM

Temple, Bell Co., TX—12 March 2002

 

            No funeral services were held for Ruby Tolley, 79, of Temple. The body was cremated. She died on Saturday, February 23, in Port Townsend, Washington.

            She was born in Brownwood to William Allen Alford and Lela Elizabeth (Howard) Alford. She lived in Temple for more than 30 years and had worked in a doctor’s office in Belton.

            Her son, Dr. Jack M. Hutton of Port Townsend survives her.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruby M. Tolley (SS# issued in TX) was born 8 Apr 1922, last residence Temple, Bell Co., TX.

 

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RUSSELL EARL ALFORD

 

KING COUNTY JOURNAL

Bellevue, King Co., WA—Tuesday, 2 May 2006

 

            Russell E. Alford of Kent [King Co.] died from heart failure April 27, 2006, at the Veterans Administration Hospital. He was 79.

            Born April 2, 1927, in Renton, he married Phyllis Wells in 1948 at Kent Lutheran Church. He served in the Seabees as a machinist’s mate and lived in Kent for 79 years.

            Mr. Alford worked as a cost analyst at The Boeing Co. for 42 years, retiring in 1988. He was a member of the Pacific Northwest Roundtable, American Legion Post 15, Senior Commissioner’s Staff of Washington and American Legion Baseball.

            He was preceded in death by his brothers, Gerald, Harold and James. Survivors include his wife, Phyllis Alford of Kent; son, Timothy Alford of Graham; daughters, Linda Joseph of Auburn and Judy Cross of Arizona; one grandchild; and two great-grandchildren.

            A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the American Legion Hall in Kent.... Arrangements are by Yahn and Son Funeral Home in Auburn.

 

Photo from Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, King Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kuhman

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Russell E. Alford (SS# issued in WA), last residence Kenmore, King Co., WA.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Harold Thomas Alford Sr. and Gerald C. “Jerry” Alford in this compilation.

            From Russell Earl Alford’s memorial at Find A Grave, Tahoma National Cemetery, Kent, King Co., WA: The inscription on his gravestone says “MM3 US NAVY WWII.”

            His father’s middle name is clearly spelled “Mazipza” on his WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), but this word does not have a single entry when Googled.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy Known Descendants of John Alford and Jane McElhattan.

            His lineage: Russell Earl 1927 WA1, Thomas M. 1893 WA2, George Washington 1861 TN3, Robert Cannon 1816 TN4, John 1786 NC/TN5.

 

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RUTH ALLISON CHILCOTE ALFORD CLOES

Mother of Jack Gordon Alford, AAFA #1273

 

Ruth and her second husband, William Cloes

Photo from Ruth’s son Jack Alford—used with permission

 

BELLINGHAM HERALD

Bellingham, Whatcom Co., WA—Sunday, 2 January 2005

 

            Ruth Cloes passed away at her home in Fairhaven on Sunday, Dec. 26th. She was born April 9, 1913. She was 91.

            Ruthie loved flowers and kept beautiful gardens wherever she was. She loved to cook, setting a gracious table for family and friends for daily meals and every festive occasion. She held a special love for animals and had a number of cherished pets throughout her life.

            Having an adventurous spirit and a keen sense of humor, Ruthie was always ready to explore new possibilities for fun. Her strong sense of family and open-hearted generosity will always be remembered by all of us who loved her.

            Her quiet smile was incandescent. She called everyone "honey" and meant it. Her patience with human foibles was remarkable. She was elegant, beautiful and kind. She was precious, our Miss Ruthie.

            There will be no formal service at her request. She asked that we mark her passing in ways most meaningful to each of us. Her wish is that everyone who so chooses make a donation in her memory to their own preferred charity. You may share memories of Ruth in the online guestbook at www.westfordfuneralhome.com. Westford Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Broadway at Eldridge

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ruth A. Cloes (SS# issued in CA), last residence Bellingham, Whatcom Co., WA.

            See the obituary of her first husband, Clell Erwin Alford, in this compilation.

 

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RUTH E. MEYER ALVORD

 

SEATTLE TIMES

Seattle, King Co., WA—9 December 2012

 

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            Ruth E. Meyer Alvord, 87 years old, of Bellingham Washington, passed away on December 2, 2012.

            Ruth was born in Seattle on July 15, 1925. Ruth worked as a meat cutter for Safeway and retired as a Bakery Manager for Safeway in Ballard. She enjoyed sewing and baking up a storm. She was also actively involved in helping her friends and family.

            Ruth is survived by 4 children Richard Meyer (Cathy), Wally Meyer (Kathy), Judy Dursham, and Sally Cottle (Bruce), 9 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, and other family and friends.

            Ruth is preceded in death by her husband George Alvord.

            Private family services were held.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ruth E. Meyer Alvord (SS# issued in WA), last residence not listed.

 

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RUTH LORETTA MANARY ALFORD

 

THE HERALD

Everett, Snohomish Co., WA—15 March 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Ruth Loretta Alford, 87, of Everett, died March 12, 1994 in a Marysville care center. Arrangements are pending with Schaefer-Shipman Funeral Home, Marysville.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruth L. Alford (SS# issued in WA) was born 23 Feb 1908, last residence Lake Stevens, Snohomish Co., WA.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Carl Bailey Alford; and her son Jimmie Merle Alford in this compilation.

            Burt Alford, AAFA #0498, reports that Ruth’s parents are Robert A. and Bertha Manary.

 

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RYAN HALFORD

 

THE HERALD

Everett, Snohomish Co., WA—Tuesday, 22 April 2003

 

1/22/1979 - 4/17/2003

 

            Ryan has left this earth to be with God. He was loved by so many: his mother, Joy McManus; father, Robert Halford; sister, Devyn Remme; Grandmother, Helen McManus, and stepfather, Atle Remme.

            Please join us is saying goodbye at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 2111 117th Ave NE, Lake Stevens [Snohomish Co.] on April 25, 2003 at 3:00 PM....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ryan D. Halford (SS# issued in WA) was born 22 Jan 1979 and died 19 Apr 2003, last residence not listed.

 

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SAM ALFORD

 

THE HERALD

Everett, Snohomish Co., WA—Friday, 25 January 2008

 

 

            Sam Alford, 86, of Everett died on Tuesday, January 15, 2008, at Stevens Hospital due to complications from a stoke suffered in October 2007.

            Sam was born on June 1, 1921 in Taylor, TX to Myrtle LaRue Miles Alford and Sammie Alford. They moved from TX to Bozeman, MT after his father passed away in 1922.

            Sam joined U.S. Army Air Force January 1, 1942, and spent most of his service in Papua, New Guinea as a parachute rigger being Honorably Discharged on September 5, 1945.

            Sam married Bessie “Betty” Florence Brough in Nundah, Queensland, AU on September 13, 1943. The family moved to Seattle, WA in 1955. Sam completed his Plumbing Journeyman status, and worked as a plumber for the next 29 years, spending the last 20 years with the Seattle School District. The family lived in Mountlake Terrace for 20 years and in Everett for the past 30 years.

            Sam enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons and was very busy with their Boy Scout and Explorer Scout activities as they were growing up. Sam was a proud member of the Masonic Lodge for over 60 years, and was a founder & first Master of Genesis Lodge #305 in Mountlake Terrace. He was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star for the past 30 years and served several times as Worthy Patron of Alderwood and Monroe Chapters. He is a Past Grand Patron of the Grand Chapter of Washington and a Past General Grand Committee Member of the General Grand Chapter.

            Sam is survived by his wife of over 64 years, Betty; along with sons and their wives, Steven and Dee Alford, of Leavenworth, WA, and Terry and Sharon Alford, of Edmonds; a grandson, Miles Alford; step-granddaughter, Alison Siddell; along with other step-grandchildren and step-great grandchildren; nieces and nephews in Australia; and cousins Alene McConnell Larch, of Great Falls, MT and Nelliemay Miles Hellenberg, of Spokane, WA.

            Sam was preceded in death by his grandson, John Alford in 1988. Sam will be missed by numerous friends who all have a very special place in their hearts for this wonderful man.

            A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., January 28, 2008, at the Nile Country Club, 6601 244th ST SW, Mountlake Terrace 98043....

 

Photo from Evergreen Cemetery, Everett, Snohomish Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Larry Taylor

Photo posted 2 Nov 2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Sam Alford (SS# issued in MT), last residence Everett, Snohomish Co., WA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Bessie Florence “Betty” Brough” Alford in this compilation.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Isham Alford (1755–1832).

            His lineage: Sam 1921 TX1, Sam G. 1887 TX2, William Ball 1860 TX3, Allen 1824 AL4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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SANDRA LEE JENSEN JOHNSON ALFORD

 

KITSAP SUN

Bremerton, Kitsap Co., WA—Tuesday, 9 May 2006

 

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Sept. 11, 1949 to May 5, 2006

 

            Sandra Lee Alford, 56, of Suquamish [Kitsap Co.] died Friday at her home.

            She was born to Harold Jensen and Marion J. Forge. She was a former resident of Bainbridge Island. Ms. Alford owned Homewatch Caregivers on Bainbridge Island.

            She is survived by her father and stepmother, Shirley Jensen; son, David Johnson; brother, Michael Jensen; sister, Susan Trupp; and grandchildren, Brent and Alyssa Johnson.

            Memorial service: 3 p.m. Wednesday at Port Madison Lutheran Church on Bainbridge Island. A reception will follow at the church. Donations: Charity of donor’s choice. Arrangements: Kass & Cook Family Funeral Home.

 

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

 

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SCOTT K. ALFORD

 

THE HERALD

Everett, Snohomish Co., WA—Sunday, 3 December 2006

 

 

            Scott Alford, 54, of Lake Stevens [Snohomish Co.], Washington, passed away November 28, 2006, after a long battle with cancer. Scott grew up in Lake Stevens, and graduated from Lake Stevens High School in 1970. He married Anne Provo in September 1982. During the last year Scott retired and spent his time enjoying many activities. He went to numerous tractor shows and spent time restoring an antique tractor. He traveled around eastern Washington, Idaho, and Montana with friends. He enjoyed riding his motorcycle with his good friends.

            Scott worked for 23 years at Scott Paper log yard and then went to work for the Snohomish County Transfer Station.

            Scott is the father of two daughters, Jessica, 22 and Tracy, 19. His girls were the love of his life. They enjoyed many activities together; hiking, fishing and biking; and as his girls would say “driving aimlessly” around the countryside.

            Scott is survived by his wife, Anne; his daughters, Jessica and Tracy; his sister, Mary (David) Miller; brother, Jim (Chris) Alford; nephews, Jeff (Kim) Alford, Matt Alford, and Scott Hollo; nieces, Jennifer (Skip) Fabritius, and Michelle (Bryan) Hall.

            Scott was preceded in death by his father and mother, Jim and Beverly Alford.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, December 8, 2006, at First Baptist Church of Everett, 1616 Pacific Avenue, Everett, WA 98201.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Scott K. Alford (SS# issued in WA) was born 3 April 1952, last residence Lake Stevens, Snohomish Co., WA.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Jimmie Merle Alford and Beverly J. Lemieur Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Scott 1952 WA1, Jimmie Merle 1926 WA2, Carl Bailey 1904 SD3, Charles Breck 1875 IN4, James Tennyson 1847 IN5, Jonathan C. 1813 NC6, John 1786 PA7.

 

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SEATTA MARY ALVORD BRUBAKER

 

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

Used with permission – from a family album

 

SEATTLE DAILY TIMES

Seattle, King Co., WA—23 April 1981

 

            Seatta M. Brubaker—Beloved wife of Arthur Brubaker, Seattle. Mother of Robert Lee Brubaker, of Edmonds and Jack Arthur Brubaker, of Seattle; sister of Beth Hudson, of Mt. Vernon; Bill Alvord of La Conner; Frank Alvord, Oregon City, Ore.; Ben Alvord, San Jose, Calif.; George Alvord, of Seattle. Six grandchildren.

            Entombment, Friday at 1 p.m. Services by Evergreen-Washelli Funeral Home. Memorials to Columbia Lutheran Home.

 

Photo from Evergreen Washelli Memorial Park, Seattle, King Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Nils M. Solsvik Jr.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Seatta Brubaker (SS# issued in WA) was born 13 March 1906, last residence Seattle, King Co., WA.

            See the obituaries of her brother William N. Alvord Sr; and her grandfather William Nelson Alvord in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Frank Alonzo Alvord in Oregon Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her ALVORD lineage: Seatta Mary 1906 OR1, 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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SHARON L. PFROMMER ALFRED

 

THE HERALD

Everett, Snohomish Co., WA—Saturday, 14 August 2010

 

 

            Sharon Alfred—Sharon our beloved wife, mother, sister and aunt passed peacefully from this earth on August 10, 2010 after bravely battling breast cancer for nine years.

            She was born to Willard and Mae Pfrommer in Harvey, Illinois on June 17, 1955, little sister to Barbara and Don. She graduated from Glacier High School in 1973 and went on to earn her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Education from Central Washington University.

            At the time of her death she worked as a Teacher-Librarian at Cougar Creek Elementary in Lakewood School District, where she passed along her joy of reading and her passion for books to hundreds of children. This same joy was passed along to children in Arlington School District while teaching at Kent Prairie and Presidents Elementary. She loved watching the children’s faces light up as they discovered the worlds between the covers of books, she knew the name of every child and could instantly choose a book that would not be too hard or too easy for each child. Besides reading, Sharon loved gardening, hiking, being outdoors, music and spending time with her family. Sharon was an active member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

            She leaves behind her husband, Denny; and daughter, Rachel. She also leaves her sister, Barbara (Steve) Smiles; and brother, Don (Debra) Pfrommer; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Willard and Mae Pfrommer; and nephew, Donald Pfrommer.

            Sharon believed that cancer was not a reason to stop living but a reason to keep living. She believed there was still life to live, life to enjoy and much work to be done and a little thing like cancer wasn’t going to stop her.

            Family graveside services will be held Tuesday, August 17. A memorial celebrating her life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 21, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Sharon L. Alfred (SS# issued in WA), last residence Marysville, Snohomish Co., WA.

 

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SUELEEN B. ALVORD

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co, OR—6 May 1992

 

            Sueleen B. Alvord, a Vancouver [Clark Co., WA] homemaker, died of causes related to multiple sclerosis Saturday [May 2] in Vancouver. She was 45.

            At her request, no service will be held. Interment will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Vancouver.

            Born Aug. 29, 1946, in Portland, she had lived in the Vancouver area since 1973. She was a member of the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

            Survivors include her mother, Betty of Vancouver; daughters, DeeAnn Schneider and Dawn Vidal, both of Vancouver; brother, Mark, of Vancouver; one grandchild; and a special friend, Charlie Jackson of Ridgefield, Wash.

            The family suggests that remembrances be contributions to the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, Southwest Washington Chapter, 6315 South 19th, Tacoma, Wash. 98466.

 

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

            See the obituaries of her parents, George H. Alvord and Betty D. Alvord, in this compilation.

 

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TOM “TED” ALFORD

Cousin of Burt W. Alford, AAFA #0498

 

THE HERALD

Everett, Snohomish Co., WA—6 November 1967

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Tom (Ted) Alford, 3020 Grand Ave., Everett, died at an Everett hospital Nov. 5.

            He was born in Fairfax, South Dakota, Aug. 27, 1900 and had been a resident of Everett since 1918. Mr. Alford was a retired fisherman and also worked as a watchman for the Port of Everett.

            He leaves his widow, Johanna, of the home; one son, Thomas H. Forrest of 4611 Hoyt Ave.; two daughters [sic—should be sisters], Mrs. Ruby Ingraham and Mrs. Margaret Mills, both of Rt. 1 Lake Stevens; two brothers, George Alford of Libby, Montana and Gordon Alford of Rt. 2 of Everett; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

            Services: Wednesday, 1 p.m. chapel of Challacombe-Fickel and Precht; Rev. Ralph Johnson of the First Baptist Church will officiate; cremation will follow at View Crest Abbey.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (listed as _____ Nov 1967) dates of Tom Alford (SS# issued in WA), last residence Everett, Snohomish Co., WA.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Carl Bailey Alford, Gordon Everett Alford, and Ruby Jane Alford Ingraham; and his grandfather James Tennyson Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Tom 1900 SD1, Charles Breck 1875 IN2, James Tennyson 1847 IN3, Jonathan C. 1813 NC4, John 1786 PA5.

 

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VELDA MARIE “BABE” RUST ALFORD

 

Photo from Mueller’s Funeral Homes

 

TRI-CITY HERALD

Kennewick, Benton Co., WA—Wednesday, 13 July 2011

 

            Velda (Babe) M. Alford was born in The Dalles, Oregon, on May 11, 1929, to parents Conrad Arthur and Mary Jane Rust. She was called home to her Lord on July 8, 2011.

            Velda married the love of her life, Thomas M. Alford, on May 10, 1947. They shared 51 years of marriage before his death. She enjoyed gardening, knitting, crocheting, baking, riding horses, singing in the church choir, volunteering in the hospital gift shop, spending time with her family and attending rodeos with her husband. Velda retired from The Dalles School District in 1982.

            She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother who would do anything for her family. Up until her death, she always had a smile on her face and a positive outlook on life. Her good-natured attitude was infectious. Velda was a committed child of God looking forward to being reunited with her husband, Tom.

            Velda is survived by her three children: Ken (Reta) Alford of Hermiston, OR; Ted (Penny) Alford of Ukiah, OR; and Larna (Craig) Hively of Pasco, WA. She had five grandchildren: Shane, Stephen, Brandon, Brittany, and Blair; and five great-grandchildren: Wyatt, Justin, Elley, Haydn, and Bailey. Velda also leaves behind a sister, Nelda Williams, of The Dalles, OR. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom; her infant son, Steven; and parents, Conrad and Mary Jane.

            Although the pain of losing you is great, we rest assured knowing you are singing sweetly in God's heavenly choir and walking hand and hand with Dad. When I hear a bird's melodious song, I will be reminded of you. Rest in peace, dear, precious mother, you will forever be missed.

            A memorial service will be held for Velda on Saturday, July 16, 2011, at 12:30 p.m., at Lion's Gate Chapel, 619 W. Albany in Kennewick.

            The family invites you to sign their online guestbook at www.muellersfuneralhomes.com.

 

In another article:

 

THE DALLES CHRONICLE

The Dalles, Wasco Co., OR—Thursday, 14 July 2011

 

            Velda (Babe) M. Alford was born in The Dalles, Oregon on May 11, 1929, to parents Conrad Arthur and Mary Jane Rust. She was called home to her Lord on July 8, 2011, in Kennewick, WA. She had been residing in Richland, WA, for the past three years. Velda died from Congestive Heart Failure.

            Velda married the love of her life, Thomas M. Alford, on May 10, 1947. They shared 51 years of marriage before his death. She enjoyed gardening, knitting, crocheting, baking, riding horses, singing in the church choir, volunteering in the hospital gift shop, spending time with her family, and attending rodeos with her husband. Velda retired from The Dalles School District in 1982.

            She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother who would do anything for her family. Up until her death, she always had a smile on her face and a positive outlook on life. Her good natured attitude was infectious. Velda was a committed child of God looking forward to being reunited with her husband, Tom.

            Velda is survived by her three children: Ken (Reta) Alford of Hermiston, OR, Ted (Penny) Alford of Ukiah, OR, and Larna (Craig) Hively of Pasco, WA. She had five grandchildren: Shane, Stephen, Brandon, Brittany, and Blair, and five great-grandchildren: Wyatt, Justin, Elley, Haydn, and Bailey. Velda also leaves behind a sister, Nelda Williams, of The Dalles, OR.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom, her infant son, Steven, and parents, Conrad and Mary Jane.

            Although the pain of losing you is great, we rest assured knowing you are singing sweetly in God's heavenly choir and walking hand and hand with Dad. When I hear a bird's melodious song, I will be reminded of you. Rest in peace, dear, precious mother, you will forever be missed.

            A memorial service will be held for Velda on Saturday, July 16, 2011, at 12:30, at Lion's Gate Chapel, 619 W. Albany in Kennewick. Another service will be held at the First Christian Church in The Dalles, OR. This date and time is yet to be determined.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Velda M. Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Richland, Benton Co., WA.

            Her middle name appears in the obituary headlines.

 

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VERNICE ELLEN ALFORD BARNUM

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—Saturday, 22 January 2005

 

            A memorial service will be at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, in Einan’s Funeral Home in Richland [Benton Co.], Wash., for Vernice Ellen Barnum, who died Jan. 14 at age 74.

            Vernice Alford was born Oct. 13, 1930, in Eugene. She moved to Portland and was a registered nurse for Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital.

            Survivors include her daughter, Susan Nemzek; son, Michael; sister, Coral Nilsson; brother, Dorman Alford; and two grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Vernice E. Barnum (SS# issued in OR), last residence Richland, Benton Co., WA.

 

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VIRGINIA L. ALVORD

 

BELLINGHAM HERALD

Bellingham, Whatcom Co., WA—10 March 2011

 

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            Virginia L. Alvord, aged 96, passed away March 3, 2011 in Bellingham. She was born January 22, 1915, in Glasgow, Montana to Fred and Lulu Alvord. A longtime resident of Whatcom County, she will be missed by her dearest friend Sally Yeager, and by her many other friends in the Bellingham and Ferndale communities. She will be remembered for her zest for life, her unstoppable smile, and her natural ability to make friends. Virginia loved craft projects, puzzles, games, and writing letters. She was always on the go, and seldom missed an opportunity to be involved in local events, church, and the Bellingham and Ferndale Senior Centers.

            A remembrance service will be held at 2:00 PM, March 16, 2011, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 119 Texas St. off Cornwall Ave. in Bellingham; all who knew and loved Virginia are encouraged to come celebrate her life and socialize at the reception to follow.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Virginia Alvord (SS# issued in WA), last residence Bellingham, Whatcom Co., WA.

 

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WANDA JEAN ALFORD MITCHELL

 

DAILY NEWS

Longview, Cowlitz Co., WA—1 January 2005

 

KELSO [Cowlitz Co.]—Wanda Jean Mitchell, 75, of Kelso, WA died on December 28, 2004. A memorial service was held today on January 1, 2005, at First Baptist Church of Kelso.

            She was born on September 9, 1929 in Altus [Jackson Co.], OK to Luther and Eva Alford. Mrs. Mitchell married Ellis Mitchell on September 24, 1951 in Longview.

            Survivors include her husband, Ellis; three sons, Rama Mitchell of Kelso, Ellis Mitchell, Jr. of Higdon, AL, and Elmer Mitchell of Riverside, CA; three daughters, Connie Baker of Higdon, AL, Gloria Will of Longview, and Sherry Mitchell; 15 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

            A daughter, Rene Howard in 2002, and a brother, Hoy Alford, preceded her in death.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Wanda J. Mitchell (SS# issued in CA), last residence Kelso, Cowlitz Co., WA.

 

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WAVERLEE HALFORD

 

SEATTLE TIMES

Seattle, King Co., WA—11 July 1999

 

            Waverlee Halford—Born 1/4/38 in Russell, Ark. 50 years in South King County, Wash., passed away from a sudden illness 7/8/99. She will be missed greatly for she was a daughter, sister, mother, and grandmother and friend. She was a kind and loving person to all whoever knew or met her. Memorial Services Saturday July 10, 1 p.m. at Foster Tukwila Presbyterian Church, Graveside Services Monday, July 12, 3 p.m. at Bonney-Watson Washington Memorial Park, SeaTac.

 

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

 

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WENDELL HERMAN HALFORD

 

NEWS TRIBUNE

Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA—Sunday, 4 April 2010

 

 

            Wendell Herman Halford—Wendell left us on Monday, March 29th, after a courageous 14-month battle with cancer at the age of 69. He was born on September 15, 1940 in Reyno, Arkansas to John and Mildred.

            He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Carolyn, his sons Greg and Jeff, along with his wife Robyn, and grandsons Joey and Thomas. He is further survived by two sisters, Scarlett Gibbs (Oklahoma) and Regina Harris (Illinois). Wendell had 13 nieces and nephews along with 29 great-nieces and nephews.

            In addition to spending over 26 years in the military, Wendell also worked at Boeing, Asarco, and eventually retired from Life Care Centers of America. Wendell loved spending time with his family and his dog, Cecil.

            The family would like to extend our sincerest appreciation to the wonderful and supportive staff at Multicare Oncology, Radiation, and Hospice. You became our extended family during this past year.

            A funeral service and celebration of life will be held at Mountain View Cemetery on April 7, 2010 at 11am in the Valley Chapel. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, April 6 from 11am to 9pm.

            Please donate in his memory to the Oncology department at Tacoma General or the Humane Society.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Wendell Herman Halford (SS# issued in AR), last residence Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA.

 

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WILLIAM H. ALFORD

 

SEATTLE DAILY TIMES

Seattle, King Co., WA—Thursday, 9 October 1975

 

            William H. Alford, 64, of Yakima, was killed about 3?50 p.m. yesterday when his car overturned after it ran off a county road, 12 miles west of Yakima, the State Patrol said.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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WILLIAM HENRY “HARRY” ALFORD

 

SEATTLE DAILY TIMES

Seattle, King Co., WA—Friday, 27 June 1957

 

W.H. ALFORD, STATE BAKERS’ OFFICER DIES

 

            William Harry Alford, 54, executive secretary of the Bakers of Washington, died yesterday in a hospital. He suffered a stroke Sunday.

            Mr. Alford, 3769 Grayson St., was widely known in the labor-relation field. As executive secretary, he negotiated labor contracts for the bakers in Western and Central Washington. He had been executive secretary the past 15 years. Before that he was assistant secretary.

            Mr. Alford was born in Bay Mills, Mich. He came to Seattle in 1920 from Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. He was in the hotel business a few years before he entered the labor-relations field.

            Mr. Alford was a member of Alki Lodge No. 152, F.&A.M., Scottish Rite bodies, and Nile Temple of the Shrine.

            Surviving are his wife, Aileen; three daughters, Mrs. Robert Roseta and Maxine Alford, both of Seattle, and Mrs. Knute Qvale, Portland, Ore.; three sisters, Mrs. Harold Daigh and Mrs. Betty Fowler, both of Seattle, and Mrs. Fred McEachern, Forest Grove, Ore.; a half brother, Roy Calbeck, Sault Ste. Marie, and three grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held at 1 o’clock Monday in the Bonney-Watson chapel. Burial will be in Acacia.

 

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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: See the obituary of his daughter Maxine Michie Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his wife, Aileen Campbell Alford, in Oregon Obituaries; and his sister Jessie Alford Daigh in California Obituaries.

            From Michigan, Births and Christenings Index, 1867–1911 (Ancestry.com): William Henry Alford was born 8 Dec 1902 in Bay Mills, Chippewa Co., MI, son of Alexander and Annie Alford. Also born to the same couple was Jessie Alford on 6 Nov 1900 in Superior

            In 1920 the family is in Seattle, King Co., WA: Alex Alford, saw mill carpenter age 44 b. Canada, immigrated 1895, naturalized 1898; his wife Annie 43 b. Canada; daughter Jessie 19 MI; son Harry W. 17 MI saw mill laborer; daughter Matilda 14 MI; and stepdaughter Veda Calbeck.

            1930 census, Seattle, King Co., WA: William H. Alford, 27 MI (parents b. Canada); his wife Aileen C., 27 Canada (parents b. England and Canada); and daughters: Maxine M. 8, Marion G. 5, and Glora A. 4-7/12, all b. WA.

            In the obituary, Jessie is Mrs. Harold Daigh and Vida is Mrs. Fred McEachern. The marriage of Vida Calbeck and Fred L. McEachern, 19 Jan 1927 in Seattle, was witnessed by Jessie G. Alford and Harold Daigh.

            From Michigan, Marriages, 1868–1925 (FamilySearch.org): On 14 Feb 1900 in Sault Ste. Marie, Chippewa Co., MI, Alex Alford, age 24 born 1876 in Ontario, Canada, son of Thomas Alford and Matilda Mitchel, married Annie Hooey Calbeck, age 24 b. 1876 in Ontario, Canada, daughter of Henry Hooey and Jenet Grant.

 

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WILLIAM LAFAYETTE “TED” ALFRED

 

TACOMA TIMES

Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA—24 May 1924

 

            W.L. Alfred, 44, 1108 North J st., president of the Alfred Cigar Co., 1152 Pacific avenue, died at a local hospital Friday. He was a resident of Tacoma for 20 years.

            He is survived by his widow, Edna M.; one son, Jerry, and one daughter, Mrs. Alva Roberts, Tacoma.

            He was a member of the Elks, Eagles, Woodmen of the World, 100 Per Cent Club and Chamber of Commerce. The body was removed to the Gaffney parlors pending funeral arrangements.

 

 

Photos from Calvary Cemetery, Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sue Meister

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of his wife, Edna Marie Dawson Alfred, in California Obituaries.

            For more information his family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Isaac Alfred 1817 VA–1878 IL.

            His ALFRED lineage: William Lafayette 1874 VA1, Lawrence Sheffy 1844 VA2, Isaac 1817 VA3.

 

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WILLIAM NELSON ALVORD

 

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

Used with permission – from a family album

 

NEWS TRIBUNE

Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA—Tuesday, 11 February 1930

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1997

 

CHEHALIS, Feb. 10—Burial services were held at Chehalis today for William N. Alvord, 81 year old Civil war veteran, who died at Tacoma Saturday [February 8]. Burial was in Greenwood cemetery beside Mrs. Alvord, whose death occurred about four years ago. A young daughter is also buried there. Mr. Alvord enlisted in the Union army when 16 years of age, his father being chaplain of his regiment.

            Forty years ago the family came to this state and settled at Tacoma. Later Mr. Alvord moved to Lewis county and when Gov. John R. Rogers was elected Mr. Alvord was appointed a guard at the reform school here. He had been bailiff in Judge W.O. Chapman’s court at Tacoma the last 15 years.

            He is survived by two daughters, Mr. Mina Twiss and Miss Mary Alvord, who is practicing law in Seattle; a son, Carl Alvord of Everett; two brothers in Kansas and one in Colorado.

 

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SEATTLE DAILY TIMES

Seattle, King Co., WA—Sunday, 9 February 1930

 

TACOMA BAILIFF READS PLEA IN BROTHER’S LETTER, DIES

 

TACOMA, Saturday, Feb. 8.—William N. Alvord, veteran bailiff in the Pierce County Superior Court, gave his life today for a needy brother whom he had not seen or heard from in twenty years.

            A heart attack, believed to have been brought on by excitement over a letter he received from the brother in Eagle, Colo., took the life of the 81-year-old bailiff in a Tacoma hospital today, twenty-four hours after he had started for the bank to send his brother some money.

            Yesterday “Billy” Alvord on duty in Judge W.O. Chapman’s court, received the letter. His eyes were dim and he asked “Billy” Gleason in the courtroom, to read it to him.

            “I am at a stage where I am needy,” the letter said. “I haven’t seen or heard from you for twenty years but if you could send me $5 a month it would be a great help.”

            “I’ll just go down and send him $100 today,” exclaimed the bailiff as Gleason finished reading the letter. He started for the bank and sent the money. A short time later they had taken him to the hospital, suffering from a heart attack, induced by over-exertion and emotional stress.

            Mr. Alvord came to Pierce County forty years ago with a shipment of horses from Kansas. He leased the old Croft ranch near Chehalis, which he operated for a time, later entering the hotel business in Everett. When John Rogers was made governor Alvord was appointed a guard at the Boys’ Training School at Chehalis, where he remained until he came to Tacoma. He had been employed at the courthouse since 1914.

            Mr. Alvord became a Union soldier in Missouri at about 16, joining a regiment of which his father was chaplain. Wounded in the hip in a battle with General Price’s army within a few weeks and captured, he expected to be shot with other prisoners, but his life was spared.

            Besides his brother in Colorado the veteran is survived by two brothers in Kansas, one of whom is Frank Alvord, editor of a paper at Topeka, and his only daughter, Mrs. Mary H. Twiss of Seattle, who was notified when her father was stricken and who was at his side when he died.

            His wife died four years ago and is buried with a small daughter in a family plot at Chehalis, where the dead bailiff will lie with them. He was a Grand Army man.

 

Photo from Fern Hill Cemetery, Chehalis, Lewis Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jean Marshall

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his grandchildren Seatta Mary Alvord Brubaker and William N. Alvord Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his grandson Frank Alonzo Alvord in Oregon Obituaries; and his sister Florence Nightingale Alvord Hamilton in Wyoming Obituaries.

            From WA Deaths: William N. Alvord died 8 Feb 1930 in Tacoma, Pierce Co., age 80 years 10 months 22 days. His parents were Nelson Alvord and Sarah Ann Bayley.

            His birth date, calculated from his age at death, was 17 March 1849.

            Also buried at Fern Hill Cemetery are his wife, Mary Cordelia Hamilton Alvord, 1849–1925, and daughter Helen L. Alvord, 1891–1898 [findagrave.com].

            In 1850 Logan Co., IL, William N. Alvord, age 1 b. IL, is listed with his parents Nelson and Sarah Ann Alvord.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: William Nelson 1849 KS1, Nelson 1813 NY2, Joel 1779 CT3, Bela 1741 CT4, Aaron 1713 MA5, Thomas 1683 MA6, Thomas 1653 CT7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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WILLIAM N. ALVORD, JR.

 

SKAGIT VALLEY HERALD

Mount Vernon, Skagit Co., WA—Monday, 17 January 2000

 

            Mr. William N. Alvord, Jr. 65, a life long resident of La Conner [Skagit Co.] passed away in a Seattle Hospital due to an automobile accident earlier.

            He was born in La Conner August 19, 1934 the son of William N. and Florence Otis Alvord, Sr.

            He was educated in La Conner graduating from the La Conner High School with the class of 1953. Following his schooling he worked at the Shell Refinery at Anacortes.

            He joined the United State Army serving at Point Barrow in the Alaska Communications System. He was in the area when Alaska became the state in 1959. He later fished at Kodiak Island.

            In 1967 he returned to La Conner and began working as truck driver for Moore-Clarke there. He worked there for 27 years retiring in 1994

            Mr. Alvord enjoyed the outdoors in fishing, hunting and was well known for his cooking at the fire hall and bar-b-ques. He had been active as a La Conner Volunteer Fireman for the past 25 years.

            He was baptized in the Methodist Church, a member of the La Conner High School Booster Club, a member of the La Conner Junior Chamber of Commerce, he was active in youth organizations and coached Little League.

            Survivors are his father William N. Alvord, Sr. of La Conner; 3 brothers and 2 sisters-in-law: David and Joan Alvord, Richard and Trudy Alvord and Larry Alvord, all of Mount Vernon; 3 sisters and 2 brothers-in-law: Mary Ellen and Walter Dellinger of Quincy, Shirley Helsel of La Conner and Carol and Jerry Levy of Everett; numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother, and a brother Allen.

            The funeral procession will begin at the La Conner High School aboard the La Conner fire truck at 1:30 PM Wednesday, January 19, 2000 processing through La Conner and on to the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery where graveside services will be held at 2:00 PM. Mr. Alvord will lie in state for viewing at the Kern Funeral Chapel, Mount Vernon....

FAG photo requested 3/23//2014

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his father, William N. Alvord Sr., in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: William N. 1934 WA1, William N. 1904 OR2, Carl Stewart 1878 KS3, William Nelson 1849 KS4, Nelson 1813 NY5, Joel 1779 CT6, Bela 1741 CT7, Aaron 1713 MA8, Thomas 1683 MA9, Thomas 1653 CT10, Alexander 1627 England11, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England12.

 

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WILLIAM N. ALVORD, SR.

 

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

Used with permission – from a family album

 

SKAGIT VALLEY HERALD

Mount Vernon, Skagit Co., WA—Friday, 14 September 2001

 

            William N. Alvord, Jr. [sic—should be Sr.], 97, a long time Skagit Valley resident, passed away in a local care center on Wednesday, September 12, 2001. Graveside funeral services were held in the Pleasant Ridge Cemetery on Saturday, September 15, 2001.

            He was born in Portland, Oregon on March 22, 1904, the son of Carl A. and Rhoda Dix Alvord. They moved to Whatcom County in 1912. He attended schools there and graduated from Nooksack High School. He married Florence U. Otis in Burlington on November 12, 1932 and settled in La Conner where he worked in commercial fishing. He also operated the Fish Co-op and the Planter Hotel, was the police chief, drove the school bus, and was custodian for the school.

            Survivors include his daughters Mary Ellen (Walter) Dellinger of Quincy, Shirley Helsel of La Conner, and Carol (Jerry) Levy of Everett; two sons, David (Joan) Alvord and Richard (Trudy) Alvord, all of Mount Vernon; brother, Ben (Iola) Alvord of Auburn, California; sixteen grandchildren, and numerous great grandchildren.

            His wife, Florence, his parents, and three sons, William, Jr., Larry, Sr., and Allen preceded him in death.

FAG photo requested 3/23/2014

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of William N. Alvord (SS# issued in WA), last residence Mount Vernon, Skagit Co., WA.

            See the obituaries of his son, William N. Alvord Jr.; his sister Seatta Mary Alvord Brubaker; and his grandfather William Nelson Alvord in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Frank Alonzo Alvord in Oregon Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: William N. 1904 OR1, 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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WILMA IRENE ALFORD OTTO

 

THE CHRONICLE

Centralia, Lewis Co., WA—13 May 2003

 

            Wilma Irene Otto, 93, Centralia, died Saturday, May 10, 2003, at Liberty Country Place, Centralia. Services will not be held. Interment will be Thursday in Skyline Memorial Gardens, Portland. Arrangements by Newell-Hoerling's Mortuary, Centralia.

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Steve McBride

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Wilma I. Otto (SS# issued in OR) was born 30 May 1909, last residence Centralia, Lewis Co., WA.

            We included the obituary of her father, James William Alford, in Oregon Obituaries.

            Her husband was Edward Herman Otto, the son of Herman Otto Alford and Anna Molly Elizabeth Ziemann.

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

            Her lineage: Wilma Irene 1909 OR1, James William 1881 OR2, James A. 1854 MO3, John 1822 VA4, James 1793 VA5, Joseph 1767 Ireland/VA6, John 1735 Ireland7.

 

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WINIFRED ALMA RASTEDE ALFORD

 

KITSAP SUN

Bremerton, Kitsap Co., WA—Wednesday, 15 January 1997

 

            Winifred Alford, 84, of Kingston died Jan. 12, 1997 at her home.

            She was born July 26, 1912, in Pierce, Neb. She married Harold Alford on June 26, 1941, in Seattle. Mrs. Alford was an elementary school teacher.

            Survivors include her husband, Harold; a daughter, Sally Jenkins of Poulsbo; one brother, Leonard Rastede and one sister, Letha Polenske, both of Sacramento, Calif.; and one grandchild.

            Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Jan. 16 at the First Lutheran Church of Poulsbo. Visitation will be at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Miller-Woodlawn Funeral Home.

            Memorials may be made to First Lutheran Church, Poulsbo, the Southern Poverty Law Center, 400 Washington Ave., Montgomery, AL 36104, or Washington Special Olympics, 2150 North 107th St., Suite 220, Seattle 98133-9009.

 

Photo from Miller-Woodlawn Memorial Park, Bremerton, Kitsap Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Melinda St – LM thru Edit 12/18/2012 – again on bio page 3/13/2013 – again on bio page 8/27/2013 – again thru Edit 3/17/2014

Taken by photographer Melinda St

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Winnifred [sic] A. Alford (SS# issued in WA), last residence Kingston, Kitsap Co., WA.

            See the obituary of her father-in-law, Fred Benjamin Alford; and her husband’s second wife, Marie Anna Allen-Smith Alford, in this compilation.

            Winifred Rastede married Harold J. Alford on 26 June 1941 in King Co., WA [Washington, Marriage Records, 1865-2004 (Ancestry.com)].

            Wedding announcement:

 

WEST SEATTLE HERALD

Seattle, King Co., WA—10 July 1941

 

            Miss Winifred Alma Rastede, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F.J. Rastede of Pierce, Neb., became the bride of Harold Judd Alford, sonof Mr. and Mrs. Fred B. Alford, 4111 53rd S.W., Thursday evening, June 26, at the University Lutheran Church….

            The bride’s parents, sister and two uncles, Frank and Carl Mohrman, came from Pierce, Neb., especially for the ceremony.

            The groom graduated from West Seattle High in 1934, and from the University of Washingtonin 1938, where he was a member of Scabbard and Blade. He is now working at the Times. The bride graduated from the University of Nebraska, where she was a member of Alpha Delta Pi and Delta Omieron. Both are taking graduate work in the English department at the University of Washington….