ARBA KELLOGG ALFORD, JR.

AAFA #0151

1917 NY – 2005 FL

 

 

FERNANDINA BEACH NEWS-LEADER

Fernandina Beach, Nassau Co., FL—Wednesday, 10 August 2005

 

            Arba K. Alford Jr., 88, of Amelia Island, passed away Aug. 8, 2005. A native of New York, N.Y., he was the son of the late Arba Kellog Alford and Eleanor Cecilia Smith Alford. He was raised in the New York/New Jersey area and enrolled at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, in 1934 where he attended until 1936.

            He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1942 and achieved the rank of captain during World War II. During the war he was assigned duties on the USS Alaska. Upon discharge from the service in 1946, he went to work with the Esso-Standard Oil Co. and retired in 1980 after a career as a corporate executive with the Exxon and Mobile Oil Corps.

            He was assigned to oversee Employee Relations Training and he established the Esso Training Center of Europe in Abington, England.

            Moving here in 1980 from Westport, Conn., he became active in Plantation activities. He was a member of the Amelia Island Plantation Men's Golf Association and was active in the Amelia Island Plantation Club.

            Survivors include: his wife of 64 years, Henriette C. Alford; his son and daughter-in-law, James K. and Paula N. Alford of Great Falls, Va.; his daughter, Judith A. Alford of Great Falls, Va.; and two granddaughters, Karen L. Alford of Great Falls, Va. and Katherine Ezzes of New York, N.Y.

            A family graveside service will be held later in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Clermont. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors.

 

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FLORIDA TIMES-UNION

Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL—Saturday, 13 August 2005

 

            Arba K. Alford Jr., 88, of Amelia Island died Monday.

            He was a native of New York City and was the son of the late Arba Kellog Alford and Eleanor Cecilia Smith Alford. He was raised in the New York-New Jersey area and attended Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, from 1934 to 1936. He joined the U.S. Marine Corps in 1942 and was a captain during World War II. During the war, he was assigned to the USS Alaska. After discharge in 1946, he went to work with the Esso-Standard Oil Co., retiring in 1980 after [a career] as a corporate executive with the Exxon and Mobil Oil Corps. He oversaw employee relations training and established the Esso Training Center of Europe in Abington, England.

            He moved to Amelia Island in 1980 from Westport, Conn., and became active in Amelia Island Plantation activities. He was a member of the Amelia Island Plantation Men’s Golf Association and the Amelia Island Plantation Club.

            Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Henriette C. Alford; a son, James K. (Paula N.) Alford of Great Falls, Va.; a daughter, Judith A. Alford of Great Falls; and two granddaughters, Karen L. Alford of Great Falls and Katherine Ezzes of New York.

            A private graveside funeral will be later in Oak Hill Cemetery in Clermont. Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors is handling arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Arba K. Alford (SS# issued in MI) was born 13 May 1917, last residence Fernandina Beach, Nassau Co., FL.

            On Arba Kellogg Alford Sr.’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card [Ancestry.com], he is age 42, born 5 Sept 1876. He is a banker and broker working on Wall Street in New York City and living in Short Hill, Essex Co., NJ. He names his wife, Eleanor Alford, as his nearest relative.

            His lineage: Arba Kellogg 1917 NY1, Arba Kellogg 1876 CT2, George Herbert 1850 CT3, Arba 1807 CT4, Arba 1768 CT5, Nathaniel 1738 CT6, Nathaniel 1698 CT7, Josiah 1649 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.