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Harvey Dale Alford



AAFA #0125

1920 WI – 1999 WI




Racine, Racine Co., WI—_____ March 1999


RACINE—Mr. Harvey D. Alford, 78, passed away in St. Mary’s Medical Center on Tuesday, March 9, 1999.

            He was born in Necedah [Juneau Co.] on September 10, 1920, to Margaret (nee: Langendorf) and Charles B. Alford. At a very early age, he moved to Racine with his family and resided here most of his life. On July 4, 1942, he was united in a very long and loving marriage to the former Betty Ann Barrett.

            During World War II, he served with the Sixth Army from 1942 through 1945 in areas from New Guinea to the liberation of the Philippines. Upon his return from service, he worked short periods of time for Walker Manufacturing and Ostergaard Bakery before joining the Racine Fire Department in 1948. There, he served for more than 30 years and retired in 1975 as an Assistant Chief to Chief Bucky Anderson.

            Harvey was a member of Olympia Brown Unitarian Universalist Church, a life member of the V.F.W. Post 1391, the Retired Fire Fighters Association, the Racine Heritage Museum, and several family genealogy associations.

            Surviving are his wife, Betty; their daughters, Lynn and her husband, Thomas F. Schmidt and Laurie Alford; grandchildren, Megan and Benjamin Schmidt, all of Madison; his sister, Dorothy Kopecky of Racine; sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, and nephews. Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother, Gordon Alford.

            Burial will take place in West Lawn Memorial Park. Everyone is invited to meet with the family from 4 p.m. until the time of the services. The family has suggested that memorials be made to your favorite charity.

            Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home, 1910 Taylor Avenue, 637-6514.

Photo from West Lawn Memorial Park, Mount Pleasant, Racine Co., WI—

Permission granted by the photographers, P & S Christol


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Harvey D. Alford (SS# issued in WI), last residence Racine, Racine Co., WI.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, Charles Bryant Alford and Margaret Langendorf Alford; his brother Gordon K. Alford; his grandparents Bert Clark Alford and Emma Blanche Smith Alford; and his uncle Harry R. Alford in Wisconsin Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Benedict Alford and Joan Newton.

            His lineage: Harvey Dale 1920 WI1, Charles Bryant 1897 IL2, Bert Clark 1868 IL3, Russell 1850 IL4, Clark Baker 1803 VT5, Ashley Owen 1770 VT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.