VIRGINIA CARMICHAEL ALFORD JOHNSTON
1912 IL – 1999 KY
Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY—Friday, 29 January 1999
Virginia A. Johnston, 86, died Thursday at
She was the former Virginia Alford, a native of
Chicago and a member of the Woodcock Society and St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church.
Survivors: a daughter, Brooke J. Morton; a son,
Randolph P. Johnston; and three grandchildren. Funeral: 9:30 a.m. Saturday, her
church, 2233 Woodbourne Ave. Private burial: Cave Hill. Arrangements: Pearson’s
AAFA NOTES: SSDI
records show that Virginia A. Johnston (SS# issued in KY) was born 18 May 1912,
last residence Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY.
Virginia Carmichael Alford was born in Chicago,
Cook Co., IL, the daughter of Oliver Perry Alford II and Laura Tucker
Carmichael. In the 1920 census, the family was living at 5436 Corell Avenue in
Chicago, IL. Her father was born in New Orleans, LA, and her mother in Loudon
Co., VA. This family is a member of what we call the Blue Grass Branch of
Kentucky Alfords, descendants of Charles Alford—believed to be the first Alford
in what later became Kentucky.
Virginia was married to George B. Johnston in
about 1931 and had four children, two of whom predeceased her: George B.
Johnston Jr. in 1997, and Oliver Perry Johnston who died in a car accident
while in college.
Her brother, Oliver Perry Alford, III (AAFA #0754),
died in Dec. 1995. His active membership was transferred to Virginia at that
time. Oliver, Virginia, and her son attended our meeting in Alabama in 1995.
Her lineage: Virginia Carmichael 1912 IL1,
Oliver Perry 1880 LA2, Oliver Perry 1827 KY3, Nathaniel
1785 KY 4, Charles 1752 VA5, James 1715 VA6.