AAFA #0278





Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC—Wednesday, 24 April 2002


            Mr. William Russell Alford, 93, died Sunday at Heritage Woods Retirement Community. Funeral services will be in New York at a later date.


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Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Wednesday, 4 December 2002


            William R. Alford Jr., 93, of Largo, Fla., died April 21. Born in Brooklyn, he moved to Syracuse in 1943 and lived there until moving to Largo in 1973. He retired in 1973 as director of sales for WSYR Radio and TV after 30 years. He was former president of the Syracuse Advertising Club and the Sales Executive Club. He was a member of Cazenovia Golf Club and Sedgwick Farms Tennis Club. His first wife, Sarah, died in 1979; his second wife, the former Jeanne Webber, died in 2000.

            Survivors: Four sons, William R. III of Las Cruces, N.M. [William Russell Alford, AAFA #0556], Richard R. of New York City [Richard Robert Alford, AAFA #0557], Peter H. of Tilton, N.H. [Peter Henry Alford, AAFA #0558], and Michael P. of Englewood, Fla. [Michael Preston Alford, AAFA #0559]; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren.

            Services: Were in Winston-Salem, N.C. Vogler & Sons Funeral Home, Winston-Salem, had arrangements.


Photo from Center Cemetery, Alford, Berkshire Co., MA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Elsie Saar


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William R. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 11 June 1908, last residence Winston-Salem, Forsyth Co., NC.

            We included the obituary of his second wife, Jeanne R. Webber Alford, in North Carolina Obituaries.

            His lineage: William Russell 1908 NY1, William Russell 1884 NY2, William Madison 1858 NY3, Thomas Kennedy 1838 NY4, Edwin Madison 1807 NY5, Consider 1778 England6.