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Herbert Hoover Alford



AAFA #0205

1929 TX – 1991 TX




Bryan, Brazos Co., TX—Tuesday, 11 June 1991


November 21, 1929 – June 9, 1991


            Funeral for H. Hoover Alford, 61, of Bryan [Brazos Co.] will be Wednesday at 1 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Bryan…. Burial will be in Bryan City Cemetery. Memorial Funeral Chapel in Bryan is in charge of arrangements.

            Mr. Alford died Saturday [sic] in a local nursing home.

            He was born in Mumford and had lived in Bryan since 1960. He was owner of H&M Wholesale Inc. and was a rancher.

            He was a past member of the Rotary Club and the Bryan Elks Lodge, and a member of the Masonic Lodge, the Texas Oil Marketers Association and the National Association of Texaco Wholesalers.

            Mr. Alford graduated from Texas A&M University in 1952. He attended First Presbyterian Church in Bryan.

            Survivors his wife, Mary Alford of Bryan; two sons, Bill Alford and James Boedeker, both of Bryan; three daughters, Cindy Ott of Jakarta, Indonesia, Lisa French of Bryan and Melissa Baumgarner of Wichita, Kan.; three brothers, Hawk Alford and Dan Alford, both of Caldwell, and Robert A. Alford of Houston [AAFA #0148]; two sisters, Virginia Claybrook of Rockford, Mich., and Jane Spiller of Flint, Mich.; and 13 grandchildren.

            Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Photo from Bryan City Cemetery, Bryan, Brazos Co., TX—

Permission granted by the photographer, Carolyn Lamberth Johnson


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Herbert Hoover Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his first wife, Mary Carolyn Gibbs Alford, in this compilation. She is the mother of Bill, Cindy, and Lisa.

            He married (2) Mary Ellen McIver on 22 Jan 1966 in Brazos Co., TX (TX Marriages). She is the mother of James and Melissa. From TX Births: their parents are listed as Jimmy Day Boedeker and Mary Ellen McIver.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s Published Genealogy, Known Descendants of Halcut & Harriett C. Alford.

            His lineage: Herbert Hoover 1929 TX1, Robert Atticus 1890 TX2, Halcut 1854 TX3, Richard Erwin 1818 GA4, Halcut 1789 GA5, Julius 1750 NC6, Lodwick 1710 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.