JOE BENGE ALFORD
1918 TX –2003 CO
Joe Benge Alford at
AAFA’s 2nd Annual Meeting in Houston, TX
Photo from AAFA files
Wichita Falls, Wichita Co., TX—Saturday, 7 June 2003
SEYMOUR [Baylor Co., TX]—Joe B. Alford, 84, of Colorado
Springs [El Paso Co.], Colorado died on Tuesday, June 3, 2003, in Colorado
Springs. Graveside services were held on Monday in Old Seymour Cemetery. Archer
Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Alford was an executive director of the
American Institute of Mining, Metallurgy, and Petroleum Engineers.
Survivors include his wife, George Marie;
daughter, Frances Rolater of Colorado Springs; a son, Joe Dudley; and two
Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO—7 June 2003
Joe Benge Alford—Born June 23, 1918. Died June
3, 2003. Executive director, 21-year Colorado Springs resident. Survived by his
wife, George Marie; a son, Joe Dudley; and a daughter, Frances Rolater.
Evergreen Funeral Home.
Photo from Old Seymour
Cemetery, Seymour, Baylor Co., TX—www.findagrave.com
Permission granted by
the photographer, Searchers of our Past “© Photo courtesy of Find-a-grave
member # 47220553”
NOTES: SSDI records show that Joe B. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was
born 23 June 1918, last residence Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO.
We included the obituary of his sister Zoe Anne
Alford in Texas Obituaries.
Joe is the father of Frances Anne Alford Spicer,
Joe’s father, Van Dorn Alford, married Myra Anne
Benge on 19 July 1908.
Joe was AAFA’s Colorado State Representative in
the early days of the Association. He and wife George attended the 1989 Annual
Meeting in Houston.
We published “Joe B. Alford Collection of
Military Insignia” in AAFA ACTION, June 1991, p. 30.
His lineage: Joe Benge 1918 TX 1, Van
Dorn 1885 TX2, John Rankin 1834 TN3, Alsey 1802 NC4,
Ira Bailey 1781 NC5, Isaac 1748 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7,
James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.