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AAFA #0012



Cecil Wylie and Charlotte at the 1990 AAFA Annual Meeting in Raleigh, NC




Denver, CO—Sunday, 6 October 2002



USAF (Ret.) World War II Veteran

Professor, 79


            Col. Cecil Wylie Alford of Denver. Married Sec. Lt. Charlotte R. Meadows, US Army Corps Nurse in 1943. He received his Ph.D from Duke University in 1956. A professor in both military and civilian worlds, including his alma mater, Texas Christian University. He returned to active duty in the Air Force in 1963. Serving at the Pentagon and the Denver area, retiring in 1978. Wanting to stay active he was business manager of Central Christian Church.

            He is survived by his beloved wife, Charlotte, two daughters, Dixie L. Alford of Denver and Mary Ann Alford of Washington, DC. Funeral services, Monday 11 a.m., Central Christian Church, 3690 Cherry Creek South Drive, Interment, Fort Logan National Cemetery.


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cecil W. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 2 Feb 1923 and died 1 Oct 2002.

            We published the obituary of his mother, Rena Maye Baker Alford Grooms, in the Texas Obituaries compilation.

            Wylie and his wife Charlotte, who died within months of each other, were founding members of AAFA, but they were a part of our organized Alford research effort from its beginning—long before the formation of AAFA. Even before that Charlotte corresponded frequently with Alford researchers such as Tressie Bowman, Dave Price, Elmer Miller, Haidee Reeves, etc. During all this time both Wylie and Charlotte suffered a number of different serious health problems, but they were able to make it the 1990 AAFA meeting in Raleigh, NC.

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

            His lineage: Cecil Wylie 1923 TX1, Cecil Wylie Robbins 1902 MS2, Thaddeus La Dora 1871 MS3, Warren Jefferson 1831 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.