CECIL WYLIE ALFORD
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
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
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.