AAFA #0608





Elmer Adron Alford and his wife Willie Jean

 at AAFA’s 1993 Annual Meeting in Louisiana




Houston, Harris Co., TX—Monday, 29 June 1998


            Elmer Adron Alford, born 10-28-16, died 6-27-98. Survived by wife, Willie Jean; daughters Joyce Harson and Nancy Dawkins, granddaughter Shelly Dawkins and sister, Thelma McGeorge.

            Mr. Alford was a Merchant Marine in the Naval Reserve, a Master Mariner, and a 32nd Degree Mason.

            Service 1 pm Tues. June 30, 1998 at Forest Park Lawndale Chapel of the Woods. Miller Funeral Services, 8434 Pontiac, 981-1184.


In another article:



September–October 1998


            Elmer A. Alford, of Houston, TX, died on June 27, 1998, at the age of 81. Mr. Alford last sailed as First Mate aboard the Transport for Eagle Terminal Tankers. He retired in June 1976. During his retirement, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and walking his dog Kaleen....


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elmer A. Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Houston, Harris Co., TX.

            See the obituary of his twin sister, Thelma Alford McGeorge, AAFA #0603, in this compilation.

            Detailed information on Elmer’s Alford ancestry was included with the “In Remembrance” article in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999.

            Elmer and Thelma attended AAFA’s 1993 meeting in St. Francisville, LA, and were celebrating their 77th birthday later that month. Unknown to them, Gil Alford obtained from their children several funny and interesting stories from their childhood that he told after the Saturday night dinner. At first they didn’t know who he was talking about, but when they figured it out and Gil identified them, wishing them a happy birthday, they had tears in their eyes. We missed seeing them at future meetings, which they could not attend because of Elmer’s wife Willie Jean’s health.

            His lineage: Elmer Adron 1916 TX1, Adron Corbet 1893 TX2, Jessie Powell 1870 TX3, Needham Bryant 1836 LA4, Needham Judge 1789 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.