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AAFA #0136

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 grandsons.


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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—

Permission granted by the photographer, Searchers of our Past “© Photo courtesy of Find-a-grave member # 47220553”


AAFA 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, AAFA #0172.

            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.