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Virginia Carmichael Alford Johnston




AAFA #0811

1912 IL – 1999 KY




Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY—Friday, 29 January 1999

            Virginia A. Johnston, 86, died Thursday at Norton Hospital.

            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 Memorial....

 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.