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California Obituaries

Historical Newspapers, Ancestry: LA Times, Alford checked for all years – 11/20/2011 can’t find LA Times in Historical Newspapers

 

5/25/2016 Matched all Alfords buried in San Bernardino Co. on FAG to obits in Newspapers.com

 

8/13/2019 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 2018 (10 obits)

7/9/2019 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 2017 (20 obits)

7/9/2019 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 2016 (13 obits)

4/24/2016 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 2015 (28 obits)

4/24/2016 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 2014 (17 obits)

10/10/2016 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 2013 (5 obits)

5/23/2016 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 2012 (13 obits)

6/14/2013 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 2011 (29 obits)

6/14/2013 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 2010 (23 obits)

1/31/2019 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 2009 (14 obits)

1/16/2014 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 2008 (16 obits)

1/16/2014 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 2007 (8 obits)

1/16/2014 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 2006 (26 obits)

1/17/2014 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 2005 (21 obits)

1/17/2014 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 2004 (9 obits)

1/17/2014 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 2003 (22 obits)

9/7/2014 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 2002 (11 obits)

10/10/2016 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 2001 (6 obits)

9/7/2014 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 2000 (4 obits)

9/7/2014 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 1999 (10 obits)

9/7/2014 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 1998 (6 obits)

9/7/2014 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 1997 (8 obits)

1/17/2014 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 1996 (10 obits)

1/17/2014 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 1995 (9 obits)

1/17/2014 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 1994 (4 obits)

10/10/2016 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 1993 (3 obits)

1/17/2014 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 1992 (7 obits)

1/17/2014 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 1991 (4 obits)

10/12/2014 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 1986-1990 (7 obits)

10/12/2014 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alford 1980-1985 (1 obit)

 

8/13/2019 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alvord 2017-2018 (0 obits)

8/17/2016 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alvord 2011-2016 (7 obits)

8/17/2016 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alvord 2009-2010 (4 obits)

4/24/2016 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alvord 2007-2008 (13 obits)

4/24/2016 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alvord 2006 (3 obits)

4/24/2016 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alvord 2001-2005 (9 obits)

4/24/2016 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alvord 1991-2000 (14 obits)

4/24/2016 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Alvord 1980-1990 (5 obits)

 

8/13/2019 - Checked Genealogy Bank for Halford 2001-2005 (22 obits

 

8/18/2016 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Halford 1991-1993 (7 obits)

8/17/2016 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Halford 1986-1990 (4 obits)

8/17/2016 – Checked Genealogy Bank for Halford 1980-1985 (2 obits)

 

 

 

HISTORICAL - search is “Alford” and “services” – also check “died”:

7/15/2012 - 1970-1979 – 64 articles (all from San Diego Union)

7/15/2012 - 1960-1969 – 53 articles (51 from San Diego Union)

7/15/2012 - 1950-1959 –53 articles (all from San Diego Union)

 

 

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CALIFORNIA OBITUARIES OF ALFORDS

AND SPELLING VARIATIONS

 

 

Obituaries are listed alphabetically by FIRST name. Included are people whose last name, maiden name, or married name is Alford or a spelling variation: Alfred, Alvord, Allford, Halford, Hallford, Holford, etc.

 

The name of the newspaper (or other source) and place and date of publication follow the name of the deceased. If we included the obituary in AAFA ACTION, the issue is noted.

 

The Alford American Family Association (AAFA) often adds notes to each obituary, including Social Security Death Index (SSDI) data, relationship of the deceased to other Alfords, and lineages. We add to AAFA NOTES as time permits.

 

Where lineages are included (Alford unless otherwise stated), the format is: Name, year of birth, state or country of birth.

 

Obituaries of AAFA members and sometimes their spouses are also included on AAFA Member Memorials and may include more information.

 

We welcome corrections and additional information. If you have an obituary from this state that is not included here, please share it with us!

 

Date posted: 14 AUGUST 2019

 

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The families of many of the subjects of these California obituaries are represented in AAFA Alford Genealogies published on this website, where we are referring readers for more information.

 

*AAFA’s Online Published Genealogies:

 

1. Known Descendants of James Lodwick Alford (1749–1820) (DNA Group 1)

 

2. Known Descendants of William Alford and Margaret Kelsey

 

3. Known Descendants of John Alford and Jane McElhattan (DNA Group 1)

 

4. Descendants of ‘IrishJohn Alford

 

5. Descendants of John Alford b. about 1645 (DNA Group 1)

            John’s descendants are included in a number of separate genealogies. See AAFA Alford Genealogies, “John Alford 1645 VA,” for the applicable genealogy.

 

6. Known Descendants of Alexander Alvord and Mary Vore (DNA Group 4) and Thomas Alford b. about 1598 England (DNA Group 4)

            See also Open Library’s A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord

            By Samuel Morgan Alvord (Webster, NY: A.D. Andrews, printer, 1908)

 

7. Known Descendants of Benedict Alford and Joan Newton (DNA Group 4) and Thomas Alford b. about 1598 England (DNA Group 4)

See also: “Ashley Owen Alford of VT and NY, 1770–1847,” AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

8. Descendants of Robert & Susanna Alford (DNA Group 3)

 

9. Known Descendants of Isham Alford (1755–1832) (DNA Group 1)

 

10. Known Descendants of John Alford [1750] & Lucy Bradley

 

11. Known Descendants of Charles Alford (1790 NC–1858 IL) & Mary Elizabeth Tipton (DNA Group 1)

 

12. Descendants of John & Mary Alford of Frederick County VA (DNA Group 2)

 

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Frequently cited sources include these databases at Ancestry:

 

CA Births: California Birth Index, 1905–1995; and California, County Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, 1849–1980

CA Marriages: California Marriage Index, 1949–1959 and 1960–1985; California, County Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, 1849–1980; and California, Select Marriages 1850–1945

CA Divorces: California Divorce Index, 1966–1984

CA Deaths: California Death Index, 1940–1997; California, County Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, 1849–1980; and California, Death Index, 1905–1939

 

SSDI: Social Security Death Index, 1935–2014

SSACI: Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007

 

 

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NNNN ADA REIS MURPHY ALFORD

 

DESERT SUN

Palm Springs, Riverside Co., CA—Tuesday, 27 March 1984

 

 

In another article:

 

DESERT SUN

Palm Springs, Riverside Co., CA—Friday, 11 May 1984

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ada Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 13 July 1893 and died _____ March 1984, last residence Palm Springs, Riverside Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her son William Reis Murphy Alford in this compilation.

            From CA Deaths: Ada R. Alford was born 13 July 1893 in PA and died 23 March 1984 in Riverside Co., CA, father’s surname Reis, mother’s maiden name Trantor.

            In 1900, New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA: Ada Reis, age 6 born July 1893 in PA, is living with her parents, William E. Reis, 50 born Feb 1850 in PA, President of National Steel Co., and Clara 39 born Jan 1861 in OH; and 4 siblings. Also in the household is a servand, a nurse, and a cook.

            In 1920, Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA: William E. Reis, age 69 born PA; his wife Clara T. 58 KY; son William E. 32 PA; daughter Ada Johnston 24 PA, married; and 3 servants.

            In 1940, Newport Beach, Orange Co., CA: Ray M. Alford, age 42 born OH; his wife Ada R. Alford 43 PA; and son William R. Alford 17 CA. They all lived in the same house in 1935.

            On Ray Martin Alford’s 1942 WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 45, living in Newport Beach, Orange Co., CA, not employed. He was born 26 Sept 1896 in Marietta, OH, and his contact is Ada R. Alford.

            From CA Deaths: Ray Martin Alford, born 26 Sept 1896 in OH and died 18 Nov 1983 in San Diego Co., CA. His mother’s maiden name is McCabe.

            From Ohio, Births and Christenings Index (Ancestry): Ray Marvin [sic] Alford was born 26 Sept 1896 in Marietta, Washington Co., OH, son of Geo. L. Alford and Hattie McCabe.

            From West Virginia, Marriages Index (Ancestry): George Lawrence Alford married Hattie McCabe in 1895, Wood Co., WV.

            From:

 

Cochran, Wes. WOOD COUNTY, WV, MARRIAGES, 1880–1925. Parkersburg, WV: Privately printed, n.d: George Lawrence Alford, p. 109 (age 27, b. Lawrence Co., PA, resident of Tyler Co., WV, m. on 19 Dec 1895 to Hattie McCabe, age 21, b. Wetzel Co., WV)

 

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ADELE NELSON ALFORD HEINK

Mother of William Alford Heink, AAFA #0493

Grandmother of Karl Stanton Heink, AAFA #0458

 

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Thursday, 29 May 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998

 

            Heink, Adele Alford, 84, died May 6, 1997 in Point Loma.

            Survived by her son & daughter-in-law, Bill & Mary Lou Heink of Florida, her daughter and son-in-law Adele & Ralph Roblee of San Diego, 5 grandchildren, Karl Heink, Jobie Woltman and Leta Mosebach, all of Florida, Mike and Mark Roblee of San Diego, 5 great grandchildren.

            Preceded in death by her beloved husband of 60 years, Hans, in 1991, and her son, Hans Jr., in 1943.

            Services at St. Andrew’s by-the-Sea Fri. May 30th 11 a.m. followed by Inurnment St. Andrew’s Quiet Garden. Donations may be made to Memorial Fund at St. Andrew’s by-the-Sea, 1050 Thomas Ave. SD 92109.

 

In another article, unpublished, written by her son William Alford Heink:

 

            Adele Alford Heink, 84, a homemaker, died Tuesday, May 6, at Point Loma Convalescent Hospital. Mrs. Heink, of Pacific Beach, had lived in San Diego since 1924 and graduated from Coronado High School in 1929. She attended UCLA.

            An active member of the Pi Beta Phi Women’s Fraternity, Mrs. Heink served many years as a local chapter advisor and in numerous national positions. She was also the founder of 3 Pi Beta Phi Alumni Clubs. During the 1950’s, she was an extremely active PTA volunteer at both La Jolla Elementary and High Schools. She was also a Cub Scout and Girl Scout leader.

            Well known for her work with the Episcopal Church, Mrs. Heink was the first female member of the Vestry at St. Andrew’s by-the-sea Episcopal Church in Pacific Beach, sang for many years in the St. Andrew’s Choir, and founded and chaired the annual St. Andrew’s Christmas Bazaar. She was an avid supporter of all church activities.        Survivors include her son, William Heink of Merritt Island, Florida, her daughter, Adele Roblee of Pacific Beach, 5 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death in 1991 by her husband of 59 years, Hans Heink.

            Services will be held at St. Andrews Church in Pacific Beach at 11 AM on Friday, May 30. Interment will be in the Quiet Garden at St. Andrews. Pacific Beach Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Adele A. Heink (SS# issued in CA) was born 13 Aug 1912, last residence San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her mother, Adele Ria Taylor Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her father, Thalbert Nelson Alford, in District of Columbia Obituaries; and brother William Taylor Alford in Rhode Island Obituaries.

            Her husband was Hans August Ernst Heink, born 6 Oct 1908 in Hamburg, Germany, and died in 1991. The obituary in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1998 included a detailed list of her ancestors and descendants.

            CA Deaths lists Adele A. Heink, born 13 Aug 1912 in DC and died 6 May 1997 in San Diego Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Taylor.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her lineage: Adele Nelson 1912 DC1, Thalbert Nelson 1887 TX2, Albert Nelson 1841 TX3, George G. 1793 NY4, George 1764 CT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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ADELE RIA TAYLOR ALFORD

Grandmother of William Alford Heink, AAFA #0493

Great-Grandmother of Karl Stanton Heink, AAFA #0458

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Friday, 9 September 1966

 

            Services for Mrs. Adele Taylor Alford, 82, of 3434 Jewel St., will be at 2 p.m. today in Pacific Beach Mortuary. She died Tuesday [September 6] in a convalescent hospital.

 

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Photos from Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington Co., VA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Anne Cady

 

6/3/2015: Wrote to the Heinks for photo

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Adele Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 16 July 1884 and died _____ Sept 1966, last residence San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her daughter Adele Nelson Alford Heink in this compilation. We included the obituary of her husband, Thalbert Nelson Alford, in District of Columbia Obituaries; and son William Taylor Alford in Rhode Island Obituaries.

            From CA Deaths: Adele T. Alford was born 16 July 1884 and died 6 Sept 1966 in San Diego Co., mother’s maiden name Radford.

 

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AGNES DOROTHY DAHM ALVORD

 

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Photo from Lawncrest Memorial Park, Redding, Shasta Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

 

RECORD SEARCHLIGHT

Redding, Shasta Co., CA—Thursday, 5 March 2009

 

            Agnes Alvord, 91, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at Marquis Care Shasta in Redding, CA.

            Agnes Dorothy Dahm was born on September 4, 1917, in Barnesville, MN. She attended elementary school and high school in the Fargo, ND area. In 1942, Agnes attended nursing school at St. John’s Hospital in Fargo, ND, and became a registered nurse. During her nursing career, she met a young military man named Boyd Alvord who was a patient of hers. When Boyd was transferred to Fitzsimmons Hospital in Denver, CO, Agnes followed. Agnes and Boyd were married on June 17, 1943, in Denver. Once Boyd had completed his Air Force career, Agnes and Boyd moved to Sacramento, CA, where they started their family. I

            In March 1945, Boyd accepted a position with C.M. Dickers in Redding. This is where Boyd and Agnes chose to settle and raise their family. Agnes was an amazing wife and mother to her four very active children. She was a great cook and enjoyed baking special treats for her family and the many children who were in and out of their home. She enjoyed her weekends at Hat Creek with her family and friends and the several trips to Europe, the Philippines, and Hawaii. She was a great support to her husband, Boyd, as his career took him from Redding to San Diego and then back to retire in Redding.

            In her later years, she enjoyed visits with her children and their spouses, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and many of her close friends. Agnes was very active as a volunteer in her children’s schools, and a member of St. Joseph Parish Young Ladies Institute. She was a volunteer “Pink Lady” at Mercy Hospital for many years. She had many wonderful lifetime friends who have been very supportive through the years. We thank them for their support.

            Agnes and Boyd were very giving to the Redding community. They donated funds for the kitchen at Mercy Oaks and made several contributions to the local YMCA. Agnes was most proud of their donation of the bells and stained glass windows at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, which she attended on a regular basis.

            Agnes was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years, Boyd Alvord, who passed away on February 3rd of this year. In addition, she was preceded in death by four brothers and three sisters.

            Agnes is survived by her four children, David (Irene) Alvord, Terry (Kathy) Alvord, and Diane (Bob) Kempley of Redding, and Patricia (Dennis) Erardi of Stockton, and grandchildren Stephanie Alvord of Fresno, Ruth Ann (Will) Gilroy and Sam Alvord of Redding, Michele Alvord of Encinitas, Lori Kempley of Oceanside, Brian (Kim) Kempley of Tallahassee, FL, and Elizabeth Erardi of Stockton, and two great-grandchildren, Aurelia and Carley Gilroy of Redding. She is survived by one sister, Dolores Duffy of Whidbey Island, WA.

            A rosary will be held on Sunday, March 8, at 6 p.m., at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel on Eureka Way, Redding. A Mass will be held on Monday, March 9, at 10 a.m., at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church on Shasta View Drive. Burial will follow at Lawncrest Memorial Park, 1522 East Cypress Avenue. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to Mercy Hospice, 2400 Washington Avenue, Suite 410, Redding, CA 96001, or Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, 2600 Shasta View Drive, Redding, CA 96002.

            Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Agnes Dorothy Alvord (SS# issued in ND), last residence Redding, Shasta Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Boyd Emerson Alvord, in this compilation.

 

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AILEEN ALFORD

 

THE TRIBUNE

San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo Co., CA—Saturday, 27 May 2006

 

            Aileen Alford, 94, of San Luis Obispo died at a local care center Thursday, May 25, 2006. Arrangements are under the direction of Reis Family Mortuary in San Luis Obispo.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Aileen Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 15 June 1911, last residence San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo Co., CA.

 

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NNNN ALAN VINCENT ALFORD

 

Senior photo, 1962 The Encinian, Encino High School, Sacramento, CA

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—Sunday, 24 October 1976

 

 

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Photo from Saint Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, MockingbirdTales

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alan Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 2 Dec 1944 and died _____ Oct 1976, last residence not listed.

            We included the obituaries of his father, Clifford Thomas “Bud” Alford, in New Mexico Obituaries; and of his brother Ronald Michael Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            From CA Births: Alan Vincent Alford was born 2 Dec 1944 in San Francisco Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Karas.

            From CA Marriages: Alan V. Alford, age 20, married Linda S. Johnson, age 20, on 29 Aug 1965 in Sacramento Co., CA.

            From CA Divorces: Alan V. Alford and Linda S. Johnson were divorced _____ Aug 1971 in Sacramento Co., CA.

            From CA Marriages: Alan V. Alford, age 27, married Julia A. Drummond, age 26, on 16 Dec 1972 in Marin Co., CA. In another record, the date is 15 Dec 1972 and Julia is listed as Julia A. Jacobs.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #11.

            His lineage: Alan Vincent 1944 CA1, Clifford Thomas 1924 CA2, Clifford Thomas 1897 CA3, Thomas Newton 1860 IL4, Matthew Nelson 1819 AL5, Charles 1790 NC6.

 

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ALBERT CAMPBELL ALFORD

Father of Alberta Alford Skillen, AAFA #0015

 

Source unknown

_____, CA—_____ March 1920

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

            Albert Campbell Alford, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Austin Alford, was born in Quartz Valley [Siskiyou Co., CA] September 22nd 1877. There he lived until he was ten years of age, when he went to Oregon with his father and a twin brother where they resided for four years. He then returned to Scott Valley where he made his home until the time of his death.

            He was married to Alice Callihan on August, 20th 1910. They made their home in Oro Fino, where their four children were born.

            He was stricken with influenza which developed into pneumonia and passed away on March 6th 1920 [in Siskiyou Co., CA].

            He leaves to mourn, a wife and four children, Austin aged 8, Rhoda aged 7, Lucille aged 4, and Alberta aged 1, a twin brother, Alfred Alford, a sister, Mrs. Edith McNames of Montague, besides other relatives.

            He was a loving husband and kind father and the sorrowing ones will feel his loss deeply. They have the deepest sympathy of the entire community.

            Thus passes from us an industrious, kind and honest man.

 

AAFA NOTES: On his way home from work a few days before he died, Albert took a paper from his Prince Albert tobacco can and wrote this letter to his wife:

 

“Dear wife and baby. I am sick, think got the flu. If I don’t come out of it, make the best you can of it. Stay with the place and cows till you can do better. Keep the kidds all together. God be with you till we meet again.—Bert Alford”

 

Alberta has this tobacco paper and shared a copy with AAFA. If anyone would like a copy, please write to AAFA.

            The obituary in AAFA ACTION Spring 1998 includes a detailed list of his ancestors and descendants.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Albert Campbell 1877 CA1, Austin Hanley 1852 MO2, John 1822 VA3, James 1793 VA4, Joseph 1767 Ireland/VA5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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ALBERT LEEROY ALFORD

 

DAILY FACTS

Redlands, San Bernardino Co., CA—Thursday, 30 October 1958

 

            Died in Yucaipa, Cal., October 29, 1958, Lee R. Alford. 1002-1/2 California street, aged 40 years, native of Texas, and resident of Yucaipa for 30 years.

            Deceased is survived by his wife, Maxine Alford: his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Alford, Yucaipa, the following children, Dennis, Dean, John and Jacilynn, Yucaipa, and the following brother and sister: Laverne Alford, Puerto Rico, and Mrs. Mary Scarberry, North Palm Springs.

            Funeral services will be held Saturday, 10:30 a.m., at the Emmerson’s Yucaipa Mortuary chapel…. Interment in Hillside cemetery.

 

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Photo from Hillside Memorial Park, Redlands, San Bernardino Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Barbara LeClaire

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Albert Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 28 Jan 1918 and died _____ Oct 1958, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his parents, John Dinton Alford and Pansy Mardella Tuttle Alford, in this compilation.

            From CA Deaths: Albert Leeroy Alford was born 29 Jan 1918 in Texas and died 29 Oct 1958 in Riverside Co., CA. His mother’s maiden name was Tuttle.

            From Texas Birth Index, 1903–1997 (Ancestry): Woodrow Wilson Alford [?], was born 22 Jan 1918 in Lockney, Floyd Co., TX, son of John D. Alford and Pansy Tuttle.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            His lineage: Albert Leeroy 1918 TX1, John Dinton TX 18862, Charles Miller 1853 TX3, Thomas 1806 GA4, Baldy 1784 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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ALBERT N. ALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—4 September 1974

 

            Alford, Albert N., survived by ex-wife, Edna Alford, daughters, Deborah Dodd and Esther Alford, son, James Alford, mother Allie Forbs, sisters, Gertrude Brandt and Gladys Armstrong and grandson, Jeromy Dodd.

            Service Friday, 2:30 p.m. at Pierce Brothers’ Little Country Chapel, 10621 Victory Blvd., North Hollywood, Pierce Brothers’ Valhalla, directors.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Albert Alford (SS# issued in AR) was born 17 Dec 1916, last residence not listed.

            CA Deaths lists Albert N. Alford, died 3 Sept 1974 in Los Angeles Co., born 12 Dec 1916 in AR.

 

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NNNN ALBERT ROSS ALFORD

Uncle of Robert Ross Alford, AAFA #0736

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—Tuesday, 22 June 1965

Page C3

 

 

In another article:

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—Tuesday, 22 June 1965

Page C8

 

 

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Photo from Sacramento Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, MockingbirdTales

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Albert Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 29 March 1892 and died _____ June 1965, last residence CA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ethel Haymond Alford; and father, William Sherman Alford, in this compilation.

            From CA Deaths: Albert R. Alford was born 29 March 1892 in CA, mother’s maiden name “Chamberl”, and died 20 June 1965 in Contra Costa Co., CA.

            From CA Marriages: A.R. Alford married Ethel Haymond in 1919 in Sacramento, CA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #12.

            His lineage: Albert Ross 1892 CA1, William Sherman 1867 IN2, James 1824 IN3, James 1791 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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ALBERTA FAY CROY ALFORD

 

Junior year photo, White and Gold, 1956 Yreka High School yearbook, Yreka, Siskiyou Co., CA

 

SISKIYOU DAILY NEWS

Yreka, Siskiyou Co., CA—Thursday, 29 December 2016

 

            Lifelong Siskiyou County resident Alberta Fay Alford passed away at her Yreka home on Nov. 21, 2016. She was 77 years old.

            Alberta was born in Yreka on Nov. 28, 1938, to Edith and Daniel Croy. Alberta worked as a CNA at the Beverly Manor for many years. She was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She will be missed by many who loved her.

            Survivors include her daughter, Edith Justice of Montague; son, Jasper Alford Jr. of Susanville; and several grandchildren and great grandchildren.

            Memorial services will be held on Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016, at 2 p.m. at the Karuk Housing Authority in Yreka. Online condolences may be made at www.girdnerfuneralchapel.com. Girdner Funeral Chapel is assisting the family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list her death.

            From CA Births: Alberta Fay Croy was born 28 Nov 1938 in Siskiyou Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Law.

            From Carson City, Nevada, Marriage Index (Ancestry): Alberta F. Croy married Jasper W. Alford in Carson Co., NV, on 3 May 1968.

            From CA Births: Jasper W. Alford was born 8 Dec 1960 in Siskiyou Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Croy.

 

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ALFRED CHARLES ALFORD

 

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE

Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—Thursday, 18 January 1996

 

            Services for Alfred C. Alford, 71, will be at noon Monday at Park Avenue Missionary Baptist Church in Riverside. He died Jan. 15 from complications of diabetes at Moreno Valley Community Hospital.

            Friends may call from 4 until 9 p.m. Sunday at Acheson and Graham Garden of Prayer Mortuary in Riverside. Burial will be in Riverside National Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford, a native of Texas, lived in Riverside 26 years before moving to Moreno Valley three years ago.

            Before he retired in 1989, he was a teacher for the Fontana Unified School District for 23 years, having taught at Randall Pepper and Juniper elementary schools and at Alder Junior High School. Mr. Alford previously had held superintendent, principal and teaching positions in the De Kalb School District in De Kalb, Texas.

            A veteran of the U.S. Army, he was a private first class in the Quartermaster Corps.

            Mr. Alford received a bachelor’s degree in administration and supervision from Texas College in Tyler, Texas, in 1951. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity.

            He served as deacon of Park Avenue Missionary Baptist Church for 23 years.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Dorothy; two daughters, Stephani of Moreno Valley and Rhonda Emerson of Perris; three sons, Anthony of Oakland, Kevin of Moreno Valley and Don W. Priestly of Phoenix; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a sister, Florida Bradley of Lubbock, Texas.

 

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Photo from Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, CRob

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alfred C. Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 17 Nov 1923, last residence Riverside, Riverside Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of his son, Anthony Loi Alford; and brother Johnie Alford Sr., with census information, in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Alfred Columbus Alford, black, was born 17 Nov 1922 in Bryarly, Red River Co., TX, son of John Alford and Aggines Kirklin [sic]. He is listed as Alfred Columbus Alford in 1942 and Alfred C. Alford in 1996.

            He is also listed as Alfred Columbus Alford on his 1943 WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry).

            CA Deaths lists Alfred Charles Alford, born 17 Nov 1923 in TX, died 15 Jan 1996 in Riverside Co., mother’s maiden name Kirkland.

            His lineage: Alfred Charles 1923 TX1, John P. 1879 TX2, Ruben 1859 MS3.

 

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NNNN ALICE ANN FIPPIN BENNETT ALFORD

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—Saturday, 7 September 1946

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her son Charles William Alford in this compilation.

            In 1920, Rough and Ready, Nevada Co., CA: Charles Alford, farmer age 67 born IA (parents both born VA); his wife Anna A. 47 CA; son Charles W. 4-11/12 CA; and stepson Charles C. Bennett 18 CA.

            In 1860, American Valley, Plumas Co., CA: Russell Alford 33 VA; Julia 34 VA; George W. 10 IA; Landy 7 IA; Lemuel 4 CA; William F. 3 CA; Sarah E. 1 CA; Erastus 10 IA; Charles 8 IA; and Cordelia 4 CA. It appears that Erastus, Charles, and Cordelia are not the children of Russell and Julia. They are possibly the children of Russell’s brother George.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s possible lineage: Charles 1852 IA1, George W. 1825 VA2, William 1800 VA3.

 

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ALICE GREGG HARDY ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Saturday, 29 June 1946

 

            Mrs. Alice Hardy Alford 70 of 5107 Narragansett ave., died yesterday [June 28] in her home. Services are being arranged at Bonham Brothers mortuary.

            Mrs. Alford, a native of Nashville [Barry Co.], Mich., resided here 23 years. She was a member of the Athenaeum club.

            Survivors include her widower, John C. Alford; a brother, Louis Hardy, and a nephew, Don G. Hardy, both of Iowa.

 

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Photo from Glen Abbey Memorial Park, Bonita, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Eliza

 

AAFA NOTES: CA Deaths lists Alice Hardy Alford, born 22 Aug 1875 in MI and died 28 June 1946 in San Diego Co.

            From Michigan Births and Christenings Index, 1867–1911 (Ancestry): Alice A. Hardy was born 22 Aug 1875 in Castleton, Barry Co., MI, daughter of Andrew J. and Nellie Hardy.

            From U.S. Passport Applications, 1795–1925 (Ancestry): Miss Alice Gregg Hardy, born 22 Aug 1875, age 31, applied for a passport in NY on 18 Jan 1907, intending to return to the U.S. within 2 years. Her permanent residence was Detroit, MI, where she was a teacher.

            In 1940, John C. Alford, age 69 born Canada, and his wife Alice H., 59 MI, are living at 5107 Narragansett in San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

            In 1930 they are living at the same residence: John C. Alford, 60 Canada (parents born England); and his wife Alice D., 50 MI (parents born NY). John was age 22 and Alice was age 30 at first marriage.

            In 1920 John C. Alford, 49 Canada (parents born England) is living in Chicago, Cook Co., IL, with his wife Bertha V., 47 Canada; and children Gordon J. 22 IL, and Beatrice M. 18 IL. John immigrated in 1891 and Bertha in 1892. Both were naturalized in 1896.

 

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ALICE MARIE BOWDEN ALFORD

 

Source unknown

Monterey Co., CA—_____ April 1985

 

            Alice Alford, a former beauty shop owner and real estate agent, died Monday after she was stricken at her home. She was 78.

            Mrs. Alford, a Salinas resident for 50 years, was born Jan. 16, 1907. She owned The Friendly Beauty Shop in Salinas during the 1940s and 1950s and also was a real estate agent. She was a breeder of exotic birds, including cockatiels and grass finches. She was also a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Salinas.

            Her husband, John, who was known as Jack, died in 1982.

            …. Private memorial services have been held. Burial took place Friday at Oakhill Memorial Park in San Jose.

            Norman’s Family Chapel in Soquel was in charge of arrangements.

 

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SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL

Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., CA—Wednesday, 10 April 1985

 

 

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Photo from Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jane Ireland

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Apr 1985) dates of Alice. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Salinas, Monterey Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of her husband’s parents, Howard Scott Alford and Margaret M. Brennan Alford, in this compilation.

            From Montana, County Births and Deaths (Ancestry): Alice Bowden was born 16 Jan 1907 in Butte, Silver Bow Co., MT, parents Wm. and Annie Bowden.

            CA Deaths lists Alice Alford, born 16 Jan 1907 and died 8 Apr 1985 in Monterey Co., CA.

            In 1930, Gilroy, Santa Clara Co., CA: John H. Alford, bookkeeper for Standard Oil, 28 born CA (father born PA and mother born Ireland); and his wife Alice M. Alford, 23 b. MT (father born WI and mother born Canada). They had been married 5 years.

            In 1940, Salinas, Monterey Co., CA: John, oil company bookkeeper 38 CA; and his wife Alice, beauty operator 33 MT. They apparently had no children.

            On John Howard Alford’s 1942 WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 40, living in Salinas, Monterey Co., CA, working for Standard Oil Company. He was born 6 Oct 1901 in Oakland, CA. His contact is Alice Marie Alford. A note at the top of the card says: “Honorable Discharge April 1, 1943….”

            CA Deaths lists John H. Alford, born 6 Oct 1901 in CA and died 10 May 1982 in Santa Clara Co. His mother’s maiden name was Brennan.

            Her husband’s lineage: John Howard 1901 CA1, Howard Scott 1874 PA2, John Calvin 1853 PA3, Arthur Eckles 1827 PA4, John A. 1790 on ship from Ireland5, Michael 1765 Ireland6.

 

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ALICE MAREN ALVORD

Aunt of Richard Henry Alvord, AAFA #0926

 

Photo from her nephew, Richard Henry Alvord

 

Source unknown

Ventura Co., CA—_____ March 1995

 

            Alice M. Alvord, 82, died March 4, 1995 at the home of a nephew in Simi Valley, California. She was born May 10, 1912 in Brigham City, Utah, the daughter of Benjamin Thaddeus and Valana Jensen Alvord. She was raised and educated in Brigham City. She was a member of the LDS Church.

            She graduated from the Thomas Dee Memorial Hospital School of Nursing and was a registered nurse. She worked in hospitals in Brigham City, Ogden, Hawaii and California. She loved to travel and had traveled
extensively throughout the world.

            She is survived by a sister-in-law, Roma Alvord, Nyssa, Oregon; nine nieces and nephews: Steven (Ruth) Tingey, Grace, Idaho; Benjamin (Louise) Tingey, Juntura, Oregon; Kayla (Grant) Nelson, Mantua, Utah; Michael (Moira) Alvord, Hurricane. Utah; Richard (Loretta) Alvord, Simi Valley, California; Maren (Gary) Dixon, Brigham City, Utah; Jon Alvord, Burbank, California; Valana (Richard) Durham, Boise, Idaho; and Debbie (Ben) Werner, Nampa, Idaho.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Anna Alvord Tingey, and a brother, Ralph Jensen Alvord.

            Funeral services will be held on Friday, March 10, 1995, 12:30 p.m. at the Olsen-Myers Mortuary, 205 South 100 East, Brigham City. Friends may call at the mortuary on Friday from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

            Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Brigham City Cemetery, Brigham City, Box Elder Co., UT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Steven Hunter

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Alice M. Alvord (SS# issued in CA) but list her birth date as 12 May 1912, last residence not listed.

            We included the obituaries of her parents, Benjamin Thaddeus Alvord and Valana Jensen Alvord; sister Anna Alvord Tingey in Utah Obituaries; and brother Ralph Jensen Alvord in Arizona Obituaries.

            In 1940, Orange, Orange Co., CA, Lana Alvord widow age 68, is living with her son Ralph Alvord, laborer, married age 26; Ralph’s son Michael age 1, and her daughter Alice Alvord, nurse, single age 27. All were born in UT.

            Alice is buried in a plot with her parents and sister Anna Alvord Tingey.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her ALVORD lineage: Alice Maren 1912 UT1, Benjamin Thaddeus 1871 UT2, Benjamin Bromley 1834/1835 MI3, Thaddeus 1781 MA4, Joseph 1733 MA5, Joseph 1697 MA6, Ebenezer 1665 MA7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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NNNN ALICE MARY CORNWELL ALFORD

 

OAKLAND TRIBUNE

Oakland, Alameda Co., CA—Saturday, 21 November 1964

 

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Leo Michael Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and daughter Frances Dolores Alford Creed Hunt in this compilation.

 

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ALINE DAY ALFORD CROCKER

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Friday, 30 August 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1997

 

            In the midst of the Depression, as the sole support of her 3-year-old son, a widowed Aline Alford Crocker began a career in cosmetology that would span three decades. Mrs. Crocker, who operated Aline’s Modern Beauty Salon in downtown San Diego and later in East San Diego, died of a heart attack Saturday in her Point Loma home. She was 92.

            A San Diego native, Mrs. Crocker moved with her family to the Midwest as a small child and grew up on farms in Kansas and Arkansas. She later returned to San Diego and worked in an orange-packing house and a fish cannery before marrying Chester Alford, who became a partner in an auto repair business at 30th and G streets.

            Mr. Alford was fatally injured during his late 20s when the car he was repairing collapsed on him. After her husband’s death, she attended cosmetology school and launched her business career while caring for her son, C. Douglas Alford, now a San Diego attorney. Mrs. Crocker remarried in 1938 and had another son, Alton Jay Crocker, who lives in Fontana. She was divorced from L.J. Crocker in 1951.

            She retired from her cosmetology career in the late 1960s and worked out daily at a San Diego health club while in her 70s. She also square-danced as a member of the Bachelors and Bachlorettes and was active in the North Park Shuffleboard Club while living for many years in East San Diego.

            Before suffering a heart attack in 1988, Mrs. Crocker traveled to Europe, Australia, New Zealand and South America.

            She was a member over the years of Native Daughters of the Golden West and the Pythian Sisters, the female arm of the Knights of Pythias.

            In addition to her sons, Mrs. Crocker is survived by a sister, Elizabeth Smith, of Oregon, and eight grandchildren.

            Cremation was planned. A graveside memorial service is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mount Hope Cemetery. A reception will follow at the Point Loma home of her son, C. Douglas Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Aline Crocker (SS# issued in CA) was born 15 Nov 1903, last residence San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Chester Herman Alford; and son Charles Douglas Alford in this compilation.

 

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ALLEN L. ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Wednesday, 21 April 1948

 

            Last rites will be conducted at 1:30 this afternoon in the Lewis Colonial Mortuary for Allen Alford, 84, a retired merchant, who died Monday ina local hospital. Cremation will follow.

            Mr Alford, who resided at 4337 Thirty-eights St., was born in Illinois. He moved to California in 1933 and had resided here 4 years. He was a member of the Methodist Church.

            A son, Loren Alford, of San Diego, survives.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his son Loren A. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his mother, Cornelia Bigelow Randall Alford; and siblings Emeline Cornelia Alford Johnson and Seth R. Alford in Illinois Obituaries; and of his brother Lorenzo Warren Alford in Indiana Obituaries.

            From Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800–1941 (Ancestry); Allen L. Alford, age 35, married Emma May Urch on 16 Jan 1898 in Newton Co., IN.

            In 1940 Allen Alford, age 76 born IL widowed, is living alone in Fremont township (present day Sunnyvale/Cupertino), Santa Clara Co., CA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Allen 1863 IL1, Wesley J. 1820 NY2, Ashley Owen 1770 VT3, Benedict 1716 CT4, Benedict 1699 CT5, Jeremiah 1655 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1598 England8.

 

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ALLEN TEMPLE ALFORD

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—Friday, 22 October 1943

 

TEHAMA MAN IS MISSING IN WAR

 

RED BLUFF (Tehama Co.), Oct. 22—R.T. Alford of the Battle Creek district has been notified officially by the secretary of war that his son, Staff Sergeant Allen T. Alford, 22, has been missing in action since October 9th in the European battle area.

            Sergeant Alford was born in Red Bluff. He attended the schools in Cottonwood and Anderson and at the time of his enlistment in the army a year ago was employed in a sawmill near Whitmore. There are two other sons in the family, Private Robert S. Alford, 30, in the army medical corps, and Gene Alford, 21, who is employed by his father on their ranch.

 

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SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—Wednesday, 24 November 1943

 

DEATHS

 

            In European war area, October 9, 1943, Allen T. Alford of Red Bluff, son of R.T. Alford of Battle Creek, brother of Roberts S. Alford of the Unites States Army, Gene Alford of Battle Creek, and Mrs. Ila Rhoades of Red Bluff; a native of Red Bluff, aged 22 years.

 

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Photo from Oak Hill Cemetery, Red Bluff, Tehama Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Aaron Canty

 

His gravestone in Red Bluff is a memorial only. He is actually buried in Belgium:

 

 

Photo from Ardennes American Cemetery and Memorial, Neuville-en-Condroz, Liege, Belgium—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dominique Potier

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his brothers Earnest Howard Alford, with whom he shares a gravestone, and Robert Stanley Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Ralph Eugene “Gene” Alford in Idaho Obituaries.

            From CA Births: Temple A. Alford was born 26 Sept 1920 in Tehama Co., mother’s maiden name Dinkle.

            His name is listed as Allan T. Alford on his military gravestone. His middle name is from his Find A Grave memorial.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1. This genealogy lists Hudson Alford as the son of James Lodwick Alford, but that is questionable based on Hudson’s birth date relative to the birth dates of his father and siblings.

            His lineage: Allen Temple 1920 CA1, Robert Temple 1874 CA2, Julius Marion 1845 AR3, Robert Temple 1814 MS4, Julius 1785 NC5, Hudson 1760 NC6, James Lodwick 1749 NC7.

 

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ALMA ELAINE ALFORD NOVAK

 

VENTURA COUNTY STAR

Ventura, Ventura Co., CA—8 September 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

CAMARILLO—Alma Elaine Novak, a forty year resident of Camarillo, died on September 3, 2003, after a two year battle with cancer.

            Elaine was born on March 28, 1934, in Good Hope [Leake Co.], Mississippi. She was married in 1958 to Michael Joseph Novak of Johnson City, New York.

            Survivors include her husband, Michael; children, Stephen, his wife, Jennifer, and their children, Katie and Mac, Linda Ratley and husband, Jeffery, and Gregory and his wife, Kathryn; sisters, Doris Alford and Charlotte Blanchard; brother, Danny Alford; and sisters-in-law, Margaret Martian and Dorothy Jecmen.

            A memorial Mass of Christian burial was celebrated on September 10 in St. Mary Magdalene Church in Camarillo.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Alma E. Novak (SS# issued in AL), last residence Camarillo, Ventura Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her father, Arthur Daniel Alford Sr., in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Dorothy Louise Alford Pringle in Alabama Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            His lineage: Alma Elaine 19341, Arthur Daniel 1902 MS2, James Thomas 1861 MS3, Julius C. 1830 GA4, Spire Washington 1807 GA5, Brittain Washington 1782 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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ALMA IRENE ALVORD

 

THE RECORD [not verbatim]

Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA—Tuesday, 11 February 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Alma Irene Alvord, 77, of Stockton, died on February 6, 2003, in a hospital. She had been born on November 17, 1925, in Geary, Oklahoma, and had lived in Stockton for 60 years.

            Survivors include her son, David Alvord of Stockton and her sisters, Bonnie Scott, Nelly Connley, and Gertrude York, all of Stockton.

            Services [will be] held on Wednesday at the Stockton Rural Cemetery. Wallace-Martin Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Alma I. Alvord (SS# issued in CA), last residence Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA.

 

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NNNN ALTUS WILLARD HALLFORD

 

CASA GRANDE DISPATCH

Casa Grande, Pinal Co., AZ—Thursday, 24 October 1974

 

 

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Photo from Memory Gardens Cemetery, Concord, Contra Costa Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Grothmann

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Altus Hallford (SS# issued in AZ), last residence [East] Palo Alto, San Mateo Co., CA.

            We included the obituaries of his mother, Iona Arnett Hallford Lackey; and siblings George J. Hallford, George Washington “G.W.” Hallford, Nathaline Hallford, and Sanford Hallford in Arizona Obituaries.

            Military service:

 

CASA GRANDE DISPATCH

Casa Grande, Pinal Co., AZ—Friday, 25 June 1943

 

 

            His HALLFORD lineage: Altus Willard 1920 OK1, George Washington 1894 OK Territory2, John Henry 1868 MO3, William Wallace 1839 TN4.

 

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ALVIN WESLEY ALVORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—Tuesday, 20 September 1887

 

            Alvord—Dies at 323 South Spring street, September 19th, A.W. Alvord

            The funeral will take place from his residence at 7:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 21st….

 

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Photo from Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery, Santa Paula, Ventura Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Janet Ward

Note from photographer: “Stone is very hard to read.”

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his second wife, Carrie M. Alvord, in this compilation.

            From Vermont, Vital Records, 1720-1908 (Ancestry): Alvin Wesley Alvord was born 25 Oct 1822 in Wilmington, VT, son of Julius and Sally [Doty] Alvord.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His ALVORD lineage: Alvin Wesley 1822 VT1, Julius 1787 MA2, Seth 1763 MA3, Gad 1726 MA4, John 1685 MA5, Thomas 1653 CT6, Alexander 1627 England7, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England8.

 

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AMANDA HOOVER ALFORD

 

[Because of her close connections to MO, we also included her obituary in Missouri Obituaries.]

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY NEWS

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Thursday, 22 July 1971

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1996

 

MANSFIELD [Wright Co., MO]—Mrs. Amanda Alford, 92, a former Seymour and Mansfield resident, died Sunday [July 18] in San Pablo [Contra Costa Co.], CA, after a long illness.

            Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Zelma Potts, San Pablo CA, Mrs. Helen Shilling, Camarillo CA, and Mrs. Betty Dutcher, San Leandro CA; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services were to be at 2 p.m. today in the Bergman-Miller Chapel in Mansfield…. Burial was to be in Mansfield Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Robert Leonidas Alford, in the Missouri Obituaries compilation.

            Her husband’s lineage: Robert Leonidas 1878 MO1, John H. 1841 NC2, William 1803 NC3.

 

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AMELIA GRACE ALFORD

 

TIMES-HERALD

Vallejo, Solano Co., CA—Saturday, 18 December 2010

 

Sept. 29, 2006 - Dec. 16, 2010

 

            Sweet little Amelia blessed us with her presence here on earth for four short years. Her accomplishments were many. Without ever saying a word, she transformed our hearts, replacing judgment with compassion, anger with forgiveness, fear with faith, and self-righteousness with humility and understanding. Without the ability to laugh or smile herself, she brought joy and gratitude into our lives. Such a selfless, pure spirit, it is only fitting that now she has a perfect body to go with it.

            Amelia is survived by her parents, Sarah Alford and Keith Alford and her sister, Madeline, of Benicia; grandparents, Jim and Margie Pappakostas of Vallejo, Steve Alford and Sharon Buckingham of Washington, and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

            Visitation will be held at Twin Chapels Mortuary, 1100 Tennessee St, Vallejo, Tuesday, Dec 21, from 2 to 6 p.m.. Trisagion service will be held at the Greek Orthodox Church, 1224 Alabama St, Vallejo, Tuesday, Dec 21, 7 p.m.. Funeral service will be held at the Greek Orthodox Church, 1224 Alabama St, Vallejo, Wednesday, Dec 22, 11 a.m.. Burial will follow in Benicia Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Cure Tay-Sachs Foundation, 12730 Triskett Rd, Cleveland, OH 44111 (www.curetay-sachs.org).

 

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ANDREW ALFRED, JR.

 

CONTRA COSTA TIMES

Walnut Creek, Contra Costa Co., CA—Sunday, 1 November 2009

 

            Andrew Alfred—Resident of El Sobrante View 11/2, 4-8pm w/Q.H. 5pm at Wilson & Kratzer 510-232-4383. Funeral 11/3, 11am at New Gethsemane.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Andrew Alfred Jr. (SS# issued in CA) was born 3 Aug 1944 and died 27 Oct 2009, last residence El Sobrante, Contra Costa Co., CA.

 

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ANE LORANE OLSEN ALVORD

 

CONTRA COSTA TIMES

Walnut Creek, Contra Costa Co., CA—Thursday, 5 February 1998

 

            As family and friends struggled to talk about Ane Olsen Alvord of her love of family and flowers, of her gifts for sewing and helping friends, of her quick wit and welcoming smile they all eventually got around to describing her the same way.

            “She was one of those classy, gracious ladies,” says Elinor Olsen, Ane’s niece. “When you were in her company, you were breathing rarefied air. Aunt Ane always accepted people as they are, and she was the one who made everyone feel welcome.”

            Ane herself would have scoffed at such praise. Nothing special about her, she would have insisted. She just tried to be a good person and help out where she could.

            Modesty became her, her family says.

            Ane was born in Concord when there barely was a Concord. A neighbor announced her birth to the town, running from the Olsen family home on West Street and shouting,” Ane is born.”

            Ane was the second of three children and the second daughter of Lars and Elizabeth Olsen. The Olsen family was very proud of its heritage and remains so today.

            Lars’ family was from Norway. Elizabeth was the first of 12 children born to the Frank family, which had emigrated from Germany and moved to the Clayton Valley in the 1800s, making it among the first settlers.

            Ane seemed to have inherited that pioneer spirit that even the strictest upbringing couldn’t squelch. She learned to cook and sew and make a home, but she sought her own brand of adventure and rebellion by being one of the few women in the area to get a college education. Ane graduated from UC-Berkeley in 1925 with a master’s degree in home economics. She then began teaching in the Richmond schools.

            In the late 1920s, Ane met and fell in love with Benjamin Alvord. Ben was the son of a general and lived all over the world. But he, too, had ties to the Bay Area. His [great-]uncle was a former mayor of San Francisco.

            Ben proposed to Ane on Mother’s Day, and they were married in the Olsen home in August 1929. Ane continued to teach until 1934 and then, she often said, she became “just a housewife.” Ane and Ben’s only child, Margaret, was born in 1938.

            Ben worked as an engineer for AT&T. He died in 1962. Margaret, who had her mother’s sensibilities and love of children, died last year.

            Ane busied herself with social and charity organizations, working with the PTA and other school groups. She became a leader with the Philanthropic Education Organization and spent hours making crafts to sell in the PEO’s retirement home gift shop.

            “She worked very quietly, but eventually she would became president, treasurer, secretary of whatever organization she was with,” Elinor says. “She was a born leader.”

            Esther Johnson met Ane more than 50 years ago when their children entered kindergarten, and the women found themselves doing room mother chores. Esther remembers that Ane was always on the go, always involved with something.

            “She was a great, great friend,” Esther says.

            Ane had a definite domestic side, too. She was a whiz with a needle, and she enjoyed several crafts. But she was in her element in front of a sewing machine. Ane always made her own clothes and sewed for family and friends.

            Elinor says Ane’s abilities put her to shame. Although Elinor has a very modern sewing machine that practically sews by itself, Ane created beautiful dresses and suits using a 1953 Singer “Featherweight.”

            “She didn’t need any zigzagging or serging,” Elinor says. “She was the master and she kept going with this straight needle machine. It was always important to her that she had the sewing machine with her.”

            Ane moved into the PEO retirement home in San Jose several years ago. Her small room was furnished with a bed, a bookcase, her favorite desk and her trusty sewing machine.

            Ane also loved flowers. She cultivated orchids when she had her own place. In smaller quarters, she kept her green thumb nimble by doing flower arranging. Her apartment was filled with dozens of books and flower frogs.

            Some in her position might have sat back, like the queen of the family she was, and waited to be approached. Not Ane. She just wanted to be part of the family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ane L. Alvord (SS# issued in CA) was born 11 June 1902, last residence San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her daughter Margaret Ane Alvord Pearson in this compilation.

            On the 1930 census, Benjamin and Ane are in Richmond, Contra Costa Co., CA: J. Benjamin Alvord, 32 KS, civil engineer for the telephone company; and his wife Ane Lorane, 27 CA, public school teacher.

            On Benjamin Alvord Jr.’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 20, a student living in Charleston, SC, born 13 Feb 1898. He names his father, Benjamin Alvord of the same address, as his nearest relative.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Benjamin 1898 NY1, Benjamin 1860 VT2, Benjamin 1813 VT3, William 1776 MA4, Elisha 1731 MA5, Joseph 1697 MA6, Ebenezer 1665 MA7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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ANN ELIZABETH ALFORD

 

Source unknown

_____, CA—_____ November 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Alford, Ann Elizabeth, 56, of Fresno, went to be with the Lord on November 24, 1995.

            Ann was a dedicated Kindergarten Teacher for 35 years in the Fresno Unified School District and taught at Heaton, Lafayette, Lane and Addams Elementary Schools.

            She was a beloved daughter of Louise Alford of Fresno and the late, Art Alford; a devoted sister and sister-in-law to Judy and Dennis McFarlin of Fresno.

            Ann truly enriched the many lives of those she touched.

            A private graveside service was held at Belmont Memorial Park....

 

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FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Tuesday, 28 November 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Private services for Ann Elizabeth Alford, 56, of Fresno, were held under the direction of Stephens & Bean Funeral Chapel. Miss Alford, a kindergarten teacher for Fresno Unified School District for 35 years, died Friday [November 24]. Remembrances may be sent to Hinds Hospice Home, 1416 W. Twain, Fresno 93711 or to the American Cancer Society, 4930 E. Yale, Suite 102, Fresno 93727.

 

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Photo from Belmont Memorial Park, Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Michelle

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Artice Fletcher Alford and Louise Elizabeth Nash Alford, in this compilation.

            From CA Deaths: Ann Elizabeth Alford was born 17 May 1939 in CA and died 24 Nov 1995 in Fresno Co., mother’s maiden name Nash.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of William Alford 1751–1811 NC.

            Her lineage: Ann Elizabeth 1939 CA1,Artice Fletcher 1908 OK2, Eugene 1885 AR3, Joseph Andy 1852 AR4, Leander H. 1814 NC5, Andrew 1787 NC6, William 1751 ??7.

 

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ANN LYNN ALFORD HATCH

 

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Santa Ana, Orange Co., CA—Thursday, 6 October 2011

 

 

            Ann Lynn Alford Hatch, 73, of Tustin, died from natural causes at St. Joseph Hospital in Orange on Sept. 19, 2011, attended by her loving husband and son.

            Ann Lynn was born Feb. 9, 1938, in Clayton, New Mexico to John D. and Hilma Lee Alford.

            She was a graduate of Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri; the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Theta; and USIU, San Diego.

            She enjoyed a distinguished career as an elementary teacher for 42 years beginning at Alvarado Elementary School in Albuquerque, New Mexico, continuing at Chumuckla Elementary School, Jay, Florida, a semester at Saint Cecilia Elementary School in Tustin, and culminating with 37 years service in the Tustin Unified School District.

            She was a woman with boundless compassion, faith and love and will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

            Ann Lynn is survived by her husband of 46 years, James W. “Jim” Hatch; her brother John D Alford, Jr.; her son John Stephen “Steve” Hatch; and her granddaughter Hope Lynn Hatch.

            A memorial service to celebrate her life will be held Saturday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m. at Saddleback Chapel, 220 East Main St. in Tustin, with a reception following.

            …. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hope Lynn Hatch Trust.

 

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Photo from Clayton Cemetery, Clayton, Union Co., NM—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Reba Cox

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ann Lynn Hatch (SS# issued in NM), last residence Tustin, Orange Co., CA.

            We included the obituaries of her parents, John D. Alford Sr. and Hilma Lee Eklund Alford; and brother John D. Alford Jr. in New Mexico Obituaries

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Ann Lynn 1938 NM1, John D. 1909 TX2, Jacob Lauhon 1866 TX3, Jacob Lauhon 1834 LA4, Needham Judge 1789 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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ANN MELISSA JACKSON ALFORD

 

DAILY FACTS

Redlands, San Bernardino Co., CA—Wednesday, 18 December 1974

 

            Died in Redlands, California, Dec. 17, 1974, Mrs. Ann Alford, 23 Church, Redlands, aged 95 years, native of Spur, Texas and resident of Redlands for 29 years.

            Deceased is survived by her two daughters, Mrs. Ray W. Hodson, Redlands; Mrs. Hudson Turner, Kellysville, Calif; three sisters, Mrs. Ola Young, Mrs. Pearl Thompson, both Lubbock, Texas; Mrs. Ruth Powell, Spur; six grandchildren and seven great­grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Friday, at the F. Arthur Cortner chapel, Rev. Paul Fitch, Jr., pastor of the Brookside Free Methodist church, officiating. Interment in Hillside Memorial Park.

            She was a member of the Brookside Free Methodist Church.

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Photo from Hillside Memorial Park, Redlands, San Bernardino Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Barbara LeClaire

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ann Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 14 June 1881 [different than gravestone] and died _____ Dec 1974, last residence Redlands, San Bernardino Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her daughter Audrey Ruth Alford Hodson in this compilation. We included the obituary of her husband, Carlos Alford, in New Mexico Obituaries.

            AAFA shows her name as Sarah Anne Melissa Jackson, but “Sarah” does not appear in any records found so far.

 

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ANNA BELLE THRIFT ALFORD

 

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE

Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—Tuesday, 19 February 2002

 

            Anna Belle Alford, 71, died Sunday [February 17] at Kaiser Permanente Riverside Medical Center. Born in Marysville, Mrs. Alford lived in Hemet five years. Previously she lived in Riverside 25 years. She was a seamstress at the Perris Cleaners for 10 years.

            She is survived by her husband, Eugene R.; two sons, Steven Bench of Bloomington and Jack Lyons of Highland; four grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

            No services are planned. Interment will be in Riverside National Cemetery. Miller-Jones Mortuary in Hemet is handling arrangements.

            Memorial contributions: National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

 

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Photo from Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, CRob

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Anna B. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 24 Sept 1930, last residence Hemet, Riverside Co., CA.

            From her Find A Grave memorial: She was the daughter of George Washington Thrift and Minnie Mcguire.

 

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ANNA LOU MASCHO ALFORD

Aunt of Jack Gordon Alford, AAFA #1273

 

Anna in 1980

Photo from Jack Alford—used with permission

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Wednesday, 24 July 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1997

 

            Alford, Anna Lou, 87, passed away on July 21, 1996.

            Survived by her sons Gene (Pat) Alford of Lakeside, Arthur (Peggy) Alford of AZ & Donald E. (Millie) Alford of S.D. Beloved sister of William Mascho of OK and Ruth Olsen of OK. She leaves 7 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren.

            Funeral Service 10 a.m. Thursday July 25, El Camino Mortuary Chapel, 5600 Carroll Canyon Road. El camino Mortuary 453-2121.

 

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Photo from El Camino Memorial Park, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Chris & Candy L.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Everett Walden Alford; and son Donald Everett Alford in this compilation.

            CA Deaths lists Anna Lou Alford, born 12 Aug 1908 in OK, died 21 July 1996 in San Diego County. Her mother’s maiden name was Garrison.

            Her son Arthur’s wife Peggy was the sister of Everett’s brother Clell Erwin Alford’s second wife, Madalyne Baldwin Alford.

 

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ANNA MAE ALFORD

 

CONTRA COSTA TIMES

Walnut Creek, Contra Costa Co., CA—Tuesday, 14 September 2010

 

            Anna Mae Alford—Resident of Fairfield Age 63. Died Sunday, September 5, 2010. Memorial Service 1pm, Sept. 14, 2010 at Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Avenue, Fairfield (707) 425-1041.

 

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THE REPORTER

Vacaville, Solano Co., CA—12 September 2010

 

            Anna Mae Alford, 63, of Fairfield, died on Sunday, Sept. 5.

            She was born on Aug. 2, 1947.

            A rosary will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 14, at 1 p.m. at Fairfield Funeral Home, 1750 Pennsylvania Ave. Arrangements by Fairfield Funeral Home, 425-1041, fairfieldfuneral-home.com.

 

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Photo from Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Lafayette, Contra Costa Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Grothmann

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Anna Mae Alford (SS# issued in CA) but list her birth date as 1 Aug 1947, last residence Fairfield, Solano Co., CA.

 

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ANTHONY JOSEPH “TONY” ALFORD

 

[Although he died in WA, we are also including his obituary here because of his close ties to CA.]

 

IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS

El Centro, Imperial Co., CA—Thursday, 21 November 2013

 

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Anthony “Tony” Joseph Alford

June 27, 1959 - Nov. 14, 2013

 

            Tony Alford passed away on November 14, 2013 of cardiac arrest.

            Tony was born in El Centro on June 27, 1959 to Mike and Sandy Alford. Tony spent most of his life living in El Centro, and the last 12 years living in Vancouver, Washington with his family. Growing up he attended schools in El Centro and in La Mesa and graduated from Central Union High School in 1977.

            Tony was a journeyman plumber and pipefitter and spent many years working in the El Centro as pipefitter/leadman and as a Union Steam Fitter in his early days. Tony was a great friend to many and loved his kids with all his heart. It wasn’t uncommon for Tony to a share a unique “pearl of wisdom” about life with anybody he came in to contact with and especially with his family and friends. A perfect day for Tony was fishing and spending time with his family.

            Tony is survived by his wife Shelly Alford; daughters Diana and Cathrin; son Michael; brother Timmy and sister-in-law, Donna Alford; along with many loved nephews and nieces.

            He was preceded in death by mother and father, Mike and Sandy Alford; brothers Troy and Tommy Alford; and sister Patty Alford.

            A memorial service will be held at a later time to celebrate his life.

 

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THE COLUMBIAN

Vancouver, Clark Co., WA—Monday, 18 November 2013

 

            Alford, Anthony J., 54, Vancouver, died Nov. 14, 2013. Hamilton-Mylan Funeral Home, 360-694-2537.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Michael Aaron Alford and Sandra Jo Betchel Alford; and siblings Thomas Aaron Alford and Patricia Irene Alford Duron in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Anthony Joseph 1959 CA1, Michael Aaron 1934 CA2, Aaron Leon 1913 TX3, Thomas Zachary 1886 TX4, Zachariah/Zachary Taylor 1850 GA5, James Andrew Jackson 1814 GA6, Lodwick 1775 NC7, Julius 1750 NC8, Lodwick 1710 VA9, James 1687 VA10, John 1645 VA11.

 

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ANTHONY LOI ALFORD

 

TIMES-HERALD

Vallejo, Solano Co., CA—Sunday, 23 April 2017

 

Aug. 8, 1960–April 18, 2017

 

            Anthony L. Alford 57, of Vallejo, passed away on Tuesday, April 18 in Vacaville.

            Mr. Alford was a native of Texarkana, TX.

            Visitation will be held Thursday, April 27 from 3 to 7 p.m., with a quiet hour from 6 to 7 p.m., at Alta Vista Funeral Home 901 Main St., Suisun. Funeral service will be held on Friday, April 28 at 11 a.m., at Friendship Baptist Church, 1905 Florida St., Vallejo…..

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list his death.

            See the obituary of his father, Alfred Charles Alford, in this compilation.

            From Texas, Birth Index (Ancestry): Anthony Loi Alford was born 8 Aug 1960 in Bowie Co., TX, son of Alfred Charles Alford and Dorothy Mae Forte.

            His lineage: Anthony Loi 1960 TX1, Alfred Charles 1923 TX2, John P. 1879 TX3, Ruben 1859 MS4.

 

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NNNN ARA BELLE SCOTT ALFORD

 

WILMINGTON PRESS-JOURNAL

Wilmington, Los Angeles Co., CA—Friday, 18 March 1955

 

 

Photo from Green Hills Memorial Park, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, tthrail

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of her children (twins) Laurice V. Alford Morris and Maurice D. “Buck” Alford in Arkansas Obituaries.

            From CA Deaths: Ara Belle Alford was born 19 Dec 1880 in AR, father’s surname Scott, mother’s surname Bagley. She died 17 March 1955 in Log Angeles, CA.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of William Alford 1751–1811 NC.

            Her husband’s lineage: Willard Barclay 1877 AR1, Henry Thomas 1848 AR2, Leander H. 1814 NC3, Andrews 1787 NC4, William 1751 ??5.

 

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ARCHER EDWARD ALFORD

 

THE SUN

San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA—Saturday, 15 March 1980

 

            Archer Edward Alford, 82, of 12821 4th St., Yucaipa, died March 11 in a Loma Linda hospital.

            He was born in Dundas, Minn., and had lived in San Bernardino County 37 years. Alford, an Army veteran of World War I, was a retired citrus and poultry rancher. He was member of the Yucaipa Christian Church.

            Survivors include his wife, Margaret; a daughter, Virginia Harris of Yucaipa; a son, Ken of Texas, and a granddaughter.

            Private graveside services were Friday in Desert Lawn Park, Hughes. Yucaipa Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Desert Lawn Memorial Park, Calimesa, Riverside Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor Earl R. Giddings, deceased

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Archer Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 24 June 1897, last residence Yucaipa, San Bernardino Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his brother Jesse Ellis Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his parents, Lewis Austin Alford and Emma Sophia Hummel Alford Harris, in Minnesota Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Archer Edward 1897 MN1, Lewis Austin 1871 MN2, Alonzo 1840 NY3, Lewis 1814 VT4, Ashley Owen 1770 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1699 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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ARCHIE HALFORD

 

MERCED SUN-STAR

Merced, Merced Co., CA—18 December 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Archie Halford was born in Udall [Ozark Co.], Missouri, on March 10, 1906 to David and Mary Halford. He passed away peacefully on Monday, December 9th, at the age of 96.

            He had a heart of a farmer and had farmed most of his life. He moved to Merced County in 1942, where he started to work for Del Monte Corporation when he was 36 years old. He retired in 1971 as a supervisor for the irrigation division.

            Surviving Archie are his daughter and son-in-law, Shirley and Bobby Grissom of Merced; his son and daughter-in-law, Lee and Vanjie Halford of Merced; grandchildren, Tammy Henline of Wheatland, CA, Carey Halford of Merced, Gina Grissom of Santa Ana Heights, CA, and Clinton Clark of Carson City, NV.

            His wife, Alta Halford of Merced, his three brothers, Charley, Frank, and Isaac, and his sister, Laura Carter, all of Udall, MO preceded him in death.

            Funeral services were pending. Stratford Evans Merced Chapel were in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Archie Halford (SS# issued in IA) and list his death date as 9 Dec 2002, last residence Merced, Merced Co., CA.

            We included the obituary of his brother Frank Halford in Missouri Obituaries.

            He was the son of David Elisha Halford and Mary Bean.

            His HALFORD lineage: Archie 1906 MO1, David Elisha 1863 MO2, Sirrel 1821 TN3.

 

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NNNN ARLIE P. ALFORD

 

SALINAS INDEX-JOURNAL

Salinas, Monterey Co., CA—Monday, 11 June 1934

 

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of his father, Pleasant Hollomon Alford; and brother Roscoe Randolph Alford in New Mexico Obituaries; of his sister Virl Alford Bray in Kansas Obituaries; and of his brother Ira Talmage Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Arlie P. 1888 MO1, Pleasant Holloman 1849 TN2, John M. 1821 TN3, John 1786 NC4.

 

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ARMINDA SOAREZ ALFORD

 

THE CHRONICLE

San Francisco, CA—Sunday, 10 April 2005

 

            In Loving Memory, Arminda Soarez Alford, also known as “Mida,” “Chiquita,” and “Cha Cha” to her friends, passed away Saturday, March 26, 2005. Beloved wife of 35 years of the late Samuel M. Alford; dearest mother of Virginia A. Padilla and husband Alex of Pittsburg, CA, and Gloria E. Barron and husband James of Redwood City, CA; cherished grandmother of six and great grandmother of six. Age 89 years. A resident of San Mateo County for 44 years.

            Mida had a bubbling and outgoing personality that made her loved by many. She enjoyed bowling and dancing until a few years prior to her passing.

            Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, April 16, 2005 at Redwood Chapel, 847 Woodside Rd., Redwood City, at 1:00 P.M....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Arminda S. Alford (SS# issued in CO) was born 15 June 1915, last residence Redwood City, San Mateo Co., CA.

 

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ARTHUR DANIEL ALFORD, SR.

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—Thursday, 2 November 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1997

 

            Alford, Arthur, 92, of Lancaster, retired self-employed rancher. Murphy Mortuary, Lancaster.

 

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Photo from Joshua Memorial Park, Lancaster, Los Angeles Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Taken by deceased Find A Grave contributor H BRAUN

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Arthur D. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 10 Nov 1902 and died 29 Oct 1995, last residence Lancaster, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his daughter Alma Elaine Alford Novak in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his daughter Dorothy Louise Alford Pringle in Alabama Obituaries; and of his parents James Thomas Alford and Mary Ella Rhodes Alford; and siblings Arie Hilton Alford, Effie Alford Vaughn, Lilla Chronella Alford Barnes, Lod Samuel Alford, and Robert Vinson Alford in Mississippi Obituaries.

            CA Deaths lists Arthur Daniel Alford, born 10 Nov 1902 in MS, died 29 Oct 1995 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Rhodes.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            His lineage: Arthur Daniel 1902 MS1, James Thomas 1861 MS2, Julius C. 1830 GA3, Spire Washington 1807 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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NNNN ARTHUR FREEMAN ALFORD, SR.

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Sunday, 6 September 1970

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Arthur Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 7 Oct 1914 and died _____ Sept 1970, last residence Santa Ysabel, San Diego Co., CA.

            We included the obituary of his wife, Edna Audrey Harper Alford, in Montana Obituaries.

            From Arizona, County Marriage Records (Ancestry): Arthur Freeman Alford, age 21, married Edna Audrey Harper on 23 Sept 1933 in Yuma, AZ.

            From CA Deaths: Arthur F. Alford, born 7 Oct 1914 in VA, died 3 Sept 1970 in San Diego Co., CA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Arthur Freeman 1914 VA1, Henry Hudson 1878 IN2, Royal Freeman 1830 PA3, Hiram 1800 VT4, Oliver 1867 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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NNNN ARTHUR LAVAN ALFORD

 

THE CHRONICLE

San Francisco, CA—Saturday, 1 June 1963

 

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            From CA Deaths: Arthur L. Alford was born 15 May 1922 in FL and died 31 May 1963 in San Francisco. His mother’s maiden name was Cook.

            From California, San Francisco Area Funeral Home Records (Ancestry): Arthur Lavan Alford was born 15 May 1922 in Chiefland, Levy Co., FL, son of Tanner A. Alford and Cindy Cook. He died 31 May 1963 in San Francisco, CA.

 

 

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of Arthur Alford & Clarky Sarvis.

            His lineage: Arthur Lavan 1922 FL1, Tanner Arthur 1892 SC2, Arthur S. 1859 SC3, Arthur 1803 SC4, Arthur 1803 SC5, Arthur 1775 SC6.

 

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ARTICE FLETCHER ALFORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Wednesday, 8 April 1970

 

FUNERAL SERVICES

 

            Saturday, 11:00 A.M.

            Artice Fletcher Alford

            Husband of Mrs. Louise E. Alford. Father of Miss Ann Alford, Miss Judy Alford and Tom Alford. Brother of Ernest Alford. Three grandchildren also survive.

            Services: John N. Lisle Chapel.

 

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FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Wednesday, 8 April 1970

 

FUNERALS

 

            Alford, Arcie, 61, of 2404 N. Valgedes Ave., died April 7; services 11 a.m. Saturday, John N. Lisle Chapel.

 

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FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Friday, 10 April 1970

 

FUNERAL SERVICES

 

            Saturday, 11:00 A.M.

            Artice Fletcher Alford

            Services: John N. Lisle Chapel

            Interment: Belmont Memorial Park

 

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Photo from Belmont Memorial Park, Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Michelle

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Artice Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 1 Sept 1908 and died _____ Apr 1970, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Louise Elizabeth Nash Alford; daughter Ann Elizabeth Alford; and brother Ernest Stephens Alford in this compilation.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of William Alford 1751–1811 NC.

            His lineage: Artice Fletcher 1908 OK1, Eugene 1885 AR2, Joseph Andy 1852 AR3, Leander H. 1814 NC4, Andrew 1787 NC5, William 1751 ??6.

 

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ASHLEY MARIE ALFRED

 

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE

Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—Saturday, 4 November 2006

 

 

WILDOMAR [Riverside Co.]—Ashley Marie Alfred ... was born on May 16, 1987 in Denver, Colorado and died on October 29, 2006 in Wildomar, California. Ashley is survived by her mother and father, Justin and Janie Alfred of Murrieta, California and by her four sisters: Amy McGraw of Seattle, Washington, Anna Bartha of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Alice Alfred and Abigail Alfred of Murrieta, California. She also had a baby boy, Zion, who was adopted by Charlie and Julie Marquez. In addition, Ashley also had two nieces, Emma Bartha and London McGraw. Ashley was born prematurely and the doctors did not give any hope of her surviving. However, her mother, father, sisters, and hundreds of other Christian friends began a three day time of prayer and fasting, and God miraculously healed Ashley, and the doctors said it was a miracle....

            She became involved in sports at an early age, in particular basketball and softball, but basketball was her forte. However, during her years in sports she struggled with asthma and other injuries, but through prayer and determination God enabled her to overcome those obstacles, and she learned to play through the pain as unto the Lord. She was also a very responsible young lady as far as her schooling and education, her work, and paying her bills and financial obligations. She had all the potential for becoming a wonderful, compassionate, responsible, and contributing woman to the adult world she was beginning to enter. She also had a wonderful and giving personality; she was very outgoing, and had a contagious smile, beautiful blue eyes, and a laugh that would bring joy to and uplift any heart that was discouraged; she was learning to cook from her mother’s guidance, and her family so enjoyed the delicious meals she would prepare. She was attending Mount San Jacinto College and was considering a major in Human Resources, with a minor in Political Science, and she also greatly enjoyed her work at Starbucks where she had made many friends. This past summer she had worked in Colorado Springs with her sister, Anna, on the Jeff Crank campaign for Congress, and everyone she worked with had only good things to say about her work and her ability to work with and communicate with people. She also greatly enjoyed her American Sign Language course at MSJC, and she had plans of using this in the future in perhaps some type of ministry, or work, or both.

            Ashley was greatly loved by her parents, sisters, brothers-in-law, nieces, and all of her many friends. She will be missed more than any words can possibly express, but we know that she is with Jesus....

            The Memorial Service for Ashley will be held on Mon., Nov. 6, at 1pm at Calvary Chapel of Murrieta in Murrieta, CA. Contributions may be made to the House of Ruth Adoption Services at Calvary Chapel of Downey in Downey, CA. Arrangements Handled By: Sun City - #12490 Joe Smolinski, Director (951) 672-0777 www.miller-jones.com.

 

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THE GAZETTE

Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO—Sunday, 24 December 2006

 

 

May 16, 1987 – October 29, 2006

 

            Ashley Marie Alfred was born on May 16, 1987, in Denver. She lived with her family in Colorado Springs until April, 1997, when she and her family moved to Murrieta, CA. Ashley died on October 29, 2006, in Wildomar [Riverside Co.], CA.

            Ashley is survived by her father and mother, Justin and Janie Alfred of Murrieta, CA; her sisters: Amy McGraw of Seattle, WA; Anna Bartha of Colorado Springs, CO; and Alice and Abigail Alfred of Murrieta, CA. Ashley was greatly loved by her entire family and many friends. In the summer of 2006 she enjoyed working for Jeff Crank’s campaign and Starbucks in Colorado Springs.

            A Memorial Service will be held for Ashley on Friday, December 29, 7:00 p.m. at Calvary Worship Center, 505 Castle Road, Colorado Springs. For further information, you may call Calvary Worship Center: 719-632-3311.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm death date of Ashley Marie Alfred (SS# issued in CO) but list her birth date as 16 Jan 1987, last residence CA.

 

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AUBRY DARRELL ALFORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Wednesday, 22 May 1963

 

            The rosary will be recited tomorrow at 8 PM in Our Lady of Victory Church for Aubry Darrell Alford, 40 of 4327 North Holt Avenue, a resident of Fresno for 25 years.

            Alford died yesterday in his home after suffering a heart attack.

            He was a Marine veteran of World War II. He was a member of the San Joaquin Memorial Dads Club and of Our Lady of Victory Church. He had worked for many years as a truck driver.

            Alford is survived by his widow, Valerie and four daughters, Yvonne, Christine, Valerie and Melody and his mother, Mrs. Ida Nichols, all of Fresno, CA; two brothers: Cecil of Fresno and Willis of Los Angeles and three sisters; Mrs. Mary Lou Wenzel of Clovis, Mrs. Doris Mansfield and Mabel Alford, both of Fresno.

            A requiem mass will be held Friday at 9 AM in the church. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery. The Lisle Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Holy Cross Cemetery, Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Karen Burns

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Aubry Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 11 July 1922 and died _____ May 1963, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his brother Cecil Brooks Alford in this compilation.

            His wife, Valerie Mary Cameron, was born in Australia, where they married Oct 7 1943 while he was a Marine in WWII. She came to the US in 1945, and all four daughters were born in Fresno Co., CA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Aubry Darrell 1922 CA1, Oliver Cromwell 1895 CA2, William 1862 CA3, Russell 1826 VA4, William 1800 VA5.

 

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AUDREY ALFORD JOHNSON

 

NORTH COUNTY TIMES

Escondido, San Diego Co., CA—11 May 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Audrey Alford Johnson, 90, died on Wednesday, May 7, 2003. Alhiser-Comer Mortuary at 225 South Broadway in Escondido handled arrangements.

            Born on June 18, 1912, in Bromly Kent, England, she lived in Escondido for 30 years. She was a homemaker. She was a founding member of America’s Finest City Dixieland Jazz Society.

            Mrs. Johnson is survived by her husband of 57 years, Geoffrey N. Johnson of Escondido; son and daughter-in-law Michael Robert and Mary Johnson of Bend, Oregon; daughters and sons-in-law Jacqueline Frances and Paul Albulet of Santa Clara and Gillian S. and John Albaugh of Columbus, Ohio; sister and brother-in-law Catherine “Billie” and John Mountain of Devon, England; and grandchildren Paul, Ryan, Johnny and Jennifer Albaugh and Ryan Johnson.

 

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SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Sunday, 11 May 2003

 

June 18, 1912-May 7, 2003

 

            Audrey Alford-Johnson, 90, of Escondido died Wednesday. She was born in Bromley, Kent, England, and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Royal Air Force during World War II.

            Survivors include her husband, Geoffrey; daughters, Jacqueline Albulet of Santa Clara and Gillian Albaugh of Columbus, Ohio; son, Michael Johnson of Bend, Ore.; sister, Catherine Mountain of Devon, England; and five grandchildren.

            Viewing: 4 to 8 p.m. tomorrow, Alhiser-Comer Mortuary, 225 S. Broadway, Escondido.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Audrey Johnson (SS# issued in MD), last residence Escondido, San Diego Co., CA.

 

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AUDREY LOUISE CHRISTIAN ALFORD

 

BOLIVAR COMMERCIAL

Cleveland, Bolivar Co., MS—31 August 2005

 

            Audrey Louise Christian Alford, 55, originally of Deeson, Mississippi died Tuesday, August 30, 2005 at her home in Lancaster, California.

            Funeral services will be held on Saturday in Lancaster [Los Angeles Co.], California.

            Memorial services will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday at Galilee Baptist Church in Gunnison....

            Mrs. Alford was the daughter of Rev. Julius L. Christian of Alligator, MS and the late Mrs. Annie L. Christian.

            She is also survived by her husband Gregory Alford of Lancaster, CA; a son and a daughter, Tyrone L. Alford and Chanelle Alford both of Lancaster, CA; two brothers, Andrew Christian of Memphis, TN and Julius L. Christian, Jr. of Round Lake, MS; four sisters, Catherine Christian of Round Lake, Annie Bowden of Memphis, TN; Mary Anderson of Warsaw, IN; Gearldine Henderson of Beaufort, SC.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Audrey L. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 1 Aug 1950, last residence Lancaster, Los Angeles Co., CA.

 

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AUDREY RUTH ALFORD HODSON

 

DAILY FACTS

Redlands, San Bernardino Co., CA—Friday, 11 November 2005

 

            Audrey Ruth Hodson, a 61-year resident of Redlands, died of Alzheimer’s disease Thursday, Nov. 10, at Country Villa in Redlands. She was 84.

            She was born Oct. 13, 1921, in Tucumcari, N.M. After the death of her father when she was 5 years old, she helped her mother run the family business, a hotel in Tucumcari that mainly housed the railroad engineers. It was her job to dust all the furniture, upstairs and downstairs before school. Later her mother ran a boarding house.

            Her love of gardening began in her mother’s boarding house, where they canned and served produce from their garden. Her mother’s skill with a needle also instilled in her daughter a love for sewing and needlework.

            In 1936, she and her mother moved to Redondo Beach to be closer to her uncle Otis Alford and his family.

            She graduated in 1939 from Redondo High School, where she met her husband, Ray Hodson, during their senior year. They spent most of their courtship dancing to the “big bands” and winning trophies. The couple graced the floor of the Mandarin Ballroom in Redondo Beach and the Casino Ballroom on Catalina Island, generally dancing all the way over and back on the ferry with their friends. They married June 14, 1940, and moved into a house built by the groom as a wedding present for his new bride.

            They moved to Redlands in 1944.

            While raising her children, Hodson was active in Cub Scouts, serving as den mother several times, and she helped the parent group of Sacred Heart School.

            In May 1960 she began working in the alteration department of the Harris Co. store in Redlands, becoming head of the department the following year. At that time, she also began a seamstress business in her home.

            In the 1970s, shortly after Harris’ relocated to the newly completed Redlands Mall, she transferred to the San Bernardino Harris’ store where she worked in the alteration department, then was head of the fabric and notions department until the early 1980s when she was put in charge of inventory control.

            After her retirement from Harris Co. in 1986, she became involved in the literacy program at the Colton Library and she continued to sew from her home until the early 1990s.

            Survivors include her sons Paul Hodson of Rolla, Mo., Bob Hodson of Thousand Oaks, David Hodson of Licking, Mo., and Don Hodson of Atlanta, Ga.; daughters Dodie Farmer of Redlands and Joan Hodson of Neosho, Mo.; 10 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.

            Graveside service is 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, at Hillside Memorial Park, 1540 Alessandro Road, Redlands. Emmerson-Bartlett Memorial Chapel in Redlands is handling arrangements.

 

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Photo from Hillside Memorial Park, Redlands, San Bernardino Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Barbara LeClaire

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Audrey Ruth Hodson (SS# issued in CA), last residence Redlands, San Bernardino Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her mother, Ann Melissa Jackson Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her father, Carlos Alford, in New Mexico Obituaries.

            The birth date on her gravestone differs from SSDI and her obituary.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Haywood Alford and Elizabeth Marshall.

            Her lineage: Audrey Ruth 1921 NM1, Carlos 1882 TX2, Haywood 1848 AR3, William F. 1811 GA4, Haywood 1780 GA5.

 

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AUGUSTA M. HAMILTON ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Friday, 8 January 1999

 

Jan. 25, 1910-Jan. 4, 1999

 

            Augusta Alford, 88, of Chula Vista died Monday. She was born in Fulshear [Fort Bend Co.], Texas. Mrs. Alford was a homemaker.

            Survivors include her son, James “Sarge” Hamilton of Chula Vista.

            Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. tomorrow, Anderson-Ragsdale Mortuary, 5050 Federal Blvd., San Diego. Services: 1 p.m. Monday at the mortuary.

 

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Photo from Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Chris & Candy L.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Augusta Alford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Chula Vista, San Diego Co., CA.

 

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AVERY EMILL ALFORD

 

INLAND VALLEY DAILY BULLETIN

Ontario, San Bernardino Co., CA—Tuesday, 28 September 2004

 

LOST LIVES—L.B. GANG VICTIMS HAVE THEIR OWN STORIES

By Kristopher Hanson, Staff writer

 

…. Since Jan. 1, 2003, the following 46 slayings in Long Beach have been identified by police as gang related:….

 

            July 14 [2003]: Avery Emill Alford, 36—Alford was riding home at about 12:30 a.m. from a car show in Los Angeles when a gunman in a dark SUV pulled alongside and opened fire in the 200 block of East Artesia Boulevard. Alford, in the front passenger seat, was fatally wounded, and the driver and a 17-year-old female passenger were also struck and seriously injured.

            The killer is described only as a male in his 20s.

            The custom Cadillac El Dorado in which the victims were riding had been featured in the car show the day of the shooting and was photographed for car magazines in previous weeks. Alford, a mechanic, had helped rebuild the Cadillac in the months before his death.

            “He was real good with his hands and loved fixing up those old cars and low-riders,” said his mom, Margaret Bates, of Compton. “That was his passion and something he had a lot of talent doing.”

            Immediately after his funeral, car buffs who knew Alford from the auto shows held a low-rider procession past his home on Greenleaf Boulevard in Compton.

            “They had cars bouncing up and down rolling past us,” said Bates. “It was really something to see all those people (representing) all races and ages out there for him. He would have loved it.”

            Bates said her son had run with gangs in his youth but, after a stretch in prison for auto theft and the arrival of three children, he worked hard to turn his life around. He worked as an auto mechanic for 14 years and had lived in Long Beach for a time before returning to Compton.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            From Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner: Avery Alford, black male age 36, was born 11 Nov 1966 and died 14 July 2003.

 

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AVONELLE SKELTON ALFORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Wednesday, 13 April 2011

 

            Avonelle Alford, age 83, of Fresno was born on January 2, 1928 in Oakland City, In. to Glenn and Mary Skelton. She passed away on Thursday, April 7, 2011. She was a homemaker.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Clarence L. Alford.

            Avonelle is survived by her sons, Barry Alford, and Russell Alford and his wife Lee Ann; her daughters, Linda Alford Titus and her husband Jim, and Jill A. Siegrist and her husband Bob; her stepson, Clarence L. Alford, Jr. and his wife Carol; six grandchildren, Joel Siegrist, Phillip Siegrist, Greg Alford and his wife Jenna, Allyse Alford, Kevin Alford, and Mike Alford and his wife Lauren; and three great-grandchildren, Kaylee, Colin and Kaia.

            A Memorial Service will be held at Riverpark Bible Church, 7500 North Millbrook Avenue on Friday, April 15, 2011, at 11:00 a.m….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Avonelle Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Fresno, Fresno Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Clarence Lambert Alford Sr., in this compilation.

            From Clarence Alford Jr.: Clarence and Avonelle were cremated.

 

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BARBARA J. ALFORD

 

OAKLAND TRIBUNE

Oakland, Alameda Co., CA—Thursday, 26 May 2005

 

            Barbara Alford passed away May 19, 2005, at the age of 72. She was born in Shreveport, La., to Audry Renee Alford and the late Henry Alford.

            Barbara leaves to mourn two brothers, Henry and Kandy, two sons, Larry and Bruce, two daughters, Catherine and Debra, one aunt, Bennie Mae Blanchard, 16 grandchildren, Simone, Andrea, Demardra, Brandi, Monee, Barbara, Shirlawn, Tarena, Terrell, Damon Shawn, James, Ladonna, Kimmie, Cardell and Isaac, and two great-grandsons, Heshimu and Teddy (whom she raised as her own), four nieces, Carolyn, Charlotte, Melanie and Sonji, two nephews, Courtney and Kimani, three godchildren, Donald Ray, Deanna and Deliliah, 24 great-grandchildren, and a host of other relatives and friends.

            Funeral services will occur today, Thursday, May 26, at 11 a.m. at McGee Avenue Baptist Church, 1640 Stuart St., Berkeley, Calif. Interment will follow at Rolling Hills Memorial Park, Richmond, Calif. Harris Funeral Home....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Barbara J. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 4 Dec 1932, last residence not listed.

 

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BARBARA JANE WAITE ALFORD

Wife of Andrew Franklin Alford, AAFA #0668

Mother of Philip Dennis Alford, AAFA #0879

 

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE

Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—Saturday, 26 July 2003

 

            Barbara Jane Alford, 74, died Tuesday [July 22] at Reche Canyon Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Colton.

            Born in Los Angeles, Mrs. Alford lived in San Bernardino 10 years. Previously she lived in Redlands 64 years. She was a nurse for 20 years at Redlands Community Hospital

            She graduated from Redlands High School in 1947.

            Mrs. Alford received a certificate of recognition for service in foster care from San Bernardino County.

            She belonged to the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 47 in Riverside and the American Gold Star Mothers. She volunteered for the American Red Cross, the Jerry L. Pettis Memorial VA Medical Center in Loma Linda and Meals on Wheels. She participated in Operation Send-Off at Norton Air Force Base during the Vietnam War. She helped establish a memorial at Jennie Davis Park in Redlands for service people who died in combat.

            She belonged to the First United Methodist Church and the First Congregational Church, both in Redlands, and most recently Emmanuel United Methodist Church in San Bernardino.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband of 56 years, Frank; three sons, Daniel of San Bernardino, Philip of Yucaipa and Robert of Redlands; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Betty Bethel of Highland.

            Services will be at 10:30 a.m. today at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in San Bernardino. Graveside services will be at noon Monday at Riverside National Cemetery. Emmerson-Bartlett Memorial Chapel in Redlands is handling arrangements.

            Memorial contributions: the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 47 in Riverside or Emmanuel United Methodist Church in San Bernardino.

 

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Photo from Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, CRob

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Barbara J. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of her son Michael Lynn Alford; and brother-in-law Philip Edward Alford in this compilation.

            CA Births lists Barbara Jane Waite born 3 Feb 1929 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Graddock.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her husband’s lineage: Andrew Franklin 1926 CA1, Jesse Ellis 1898 MN2, Lewis Austin 1871 MN3, Alonzo 1840 NY4, Lewis 1814 VT5, Ashley Owen 1770 VT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1699 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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BARBARA JEAN SWATON ALFORD

Wife of Jerald Robert Alford, AAFA #0113

 

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Santa Ana, Orange Co., CA—Thursday, 2 February 2006

 

            Barbara Jean Alford, 74, of Westminster, a retired finisher, died Jan. 31, 2006, of sepsis. Visitation: 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Westminster Memorial Park.

            Husband, Jerald; sons, James, Charles, Robert; sister, Dorothy Jenkins; two grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Barbara J. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 11 Oct 1931, last residence Westminster, Orange Co., CA.

            CA Births lists Barbara Jean Swaton born 11 Oct 1931 in Ventura Co., mother’s maiden name Silva.

 

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NNNN BEATRICE HELEN ALFORD HOBSON

 

THE SUN-TELEGRAM

San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA—Thursday, 20 June 1974

 

 

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Photo from Needles Riverview Cemetery, Needles, San Bernardino Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Susan Zmrzel

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Beatrice Hobson (SS# issued in KS) was born 8 July 1911 and died _____ June 1974, last residence Needles, San Bernardino Co., CA.

            We included the obituaries of her mother, Mary Alice Perry Alford; and brothers Elsworth Kent Alford and Everett F. Alford in Washington Obituaries; and of her sister Gladys Daisy Alford Cloyd in Kansas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #12.

            Her lineage: Beatrice Helen 1911 KS1, Thomas T. 1872 KS2, William Harvey 1839 VA3, Charles 1801 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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NNNN BENJAMIN MICHAEL ALFORD

 

VISALIA DAILY TIMES

Visalia, Tulare Co., CA—Friday, 16 August 1912

 

 

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SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER

San Francisco, CA—Friday, 16 August 1912

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his children Daisy Alford Hetherington, Forest Leon Alford, Josephine Pearl Alford Jenkins, and William Hays Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brother Wiley Napoleon Bonapart Alford in Tennessee Obituaries; and of his brothers Edmond Lafayette Alford and James Perry Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            In 1870, Kern Co., CA: Benjamin Olford [sic], doctor age 36 born TN; Josephine 26 TX; and children William 3 TX, Josephine 2 CA, and Leon 2/12 CA.

            From A Memorial and Biographical History of the Counties of Fresno, Tulare and Kern, California (Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., probably 1891), pp. 655–656:

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Benjamin Michael 1833 TN1, Wiley 1783 NC2, Jacob 1738 VA3, Lodwick 1710 VA4, James 1687 VA5, John 1645 VA6.

 

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BERLIN RAY ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Red Bluff, Tehama Co., CA—4 October 2011

 

            Berlin Alford died Saturday, Oct. 1, 2011, at his residence in Red Bluff. He was 74. Hoyt-Cole Chapel of the Flowers is handling the arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Berlin Ray Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 31 Aug 1937, last residence Red Bluff, Tehama Co., CA.

 

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NNNN BERNICE KNUTTE ALFORD

 

PRESS DEMOCRAT

Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., CA—Thursday, 17 February 1983

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bernice Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 19 July 1917 and died _____ Feb 1983, last residence Kelseyville, Lake Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Elbert Henry Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            From CA Births: Bernice Knutte was born 19 July 1917 in Solano Co., mother’s maiden name Amazeen.

            From CA Deaths: Bernice K. Alford died 13 Feb 1983 in Lake Co., Mother’s maiden name Amezen, father’s surname Knutte.

            Her parents’ marriage:

 

OAKLAND TRIBUNE

Oakland, Alameda Co., CA—Saturday, 3 January 1903

 

 

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BERNITA H. WALKER ALFORD

 

MODESTO BEE

Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA—Wednesday, 23 February 1994

 

Feb. 28, 1915–Feb. 21, 1994

 

            Bernita “Skeet” Alford, 78, of Tracy died Monday at Tracy Community Hospital.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of Gravity, Iowa, and lived in Tracy 31 years. She was a lab technician for Holly Sugar Corp. before retiring in 1976. She was a member of the American Heart Association, San Joaquin-Calaveras Division, Stockton.

            She is survived by her husband, Roy Alford of Tracy; and brother, Hubert L. Walker of Banta.

            A graveside service is scheduled at 2 p.m. Thursday at Tracy Public Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. today and 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Fry Memorial Chapel, Tracy, in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Feb 1994) dates of Bernita Alford (SS# issued in IA), last residence Tracy, San Joaquin Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Roy Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            CA Deaths lists Bernita H. Alford, born 28 Feb 1915 in IA and died 21 Feb 1994 in San Joaquin Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Freeman and father’s surname Walker.

 

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BERT O. ALFORD

 

HANCOCK DEMOCRAT

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Thursday, 28 June 1945

 

            Bert Alford, of Oakland, Calif., and formerly of Fortville, died Friday, June 22.

            Surviving him is his widow, Mrs. Ethel Alford; two brothers, Herb and Ward Alford; and one sister, Mrs. Robert Nichol, of Anderson.

            Services were held Monday morning in Oakland and burial was there.

 

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Photo from Wynn Cemetery, Fortville, Hancock Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, andiema

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of his brother Thomas Ward Alford; half-brother Walter Scott Allford; and paternal grandfather, John Lambert Allford Sr., in Indiana Obituaries.

            From CA Deaths: Bert Olney Alford was born 2 March 1885 in IN and died 22 June 1945 in Alameda Co., CA. His mother’s maiden name was Alford. The death date on his gravestone is incorrect.

            On Bert Olney Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 33, a teamster living in a hotel in Oakland, Alameda Co., CA. His birth date is 2 March 1885.

            On Bert Olney Alford’s 1942 WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 57, unemployed, living in Oakland, CA. He was born 2 March 1885 in Hancock Co., IN.

            From SSACI: Bert Olney Alford was born 2 March 1885 in Hancock Co., IN, son of John Alford and Barbara A. Ferrel.

            Bert was the son of John Lambert Alford and his second wife, Barbara Ferrell.

            Members of this family spell their last name Allford and Alford.

            Bert’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #12.

            His lineage: Bert Olney 1885 IN1, John Lambert 1835 IN2, John Lambert 1802 VA3, John 1773 VA4, John 1732 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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BERTHA “BERT” HALFORD TARSKY

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—31 December 2004

 

Tarsky, Bertha (“Bert”)

March 1, 1915-Dec. 24, 2004

 

            Adored wife, mother, grandmother, sister. Survived by husband, Erwin; children, Benita Young, Fred (Karin) Tarsky; grandchildren, Alisa and Lindsey Young, and sister to Morris Halford.

            A truly caring and loving person and a very talented violinist. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. She will remain in our hearts forever.

            In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bertha’s memory can be made to Hadassah or the charity of your choice.

            Services will be held at Hillside Memorial Park on Sunday, Jan. 2, 2005, at 1:00 p.m.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bertha Tarsky (SS# issued in CA), last residence Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her brother Morris Halford in this compilation.

            Her HALFORD lineage: Bertha 1915 MI1, Benjamin 1886 Russia2.

 

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BERTHA JEAN ROBERTSON ALFORD

 

SIERRA STAR

Oakhurst, Madera Co., CA—Friday, 7 September 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

COARSEGOLD [Madera Co.]—Bertha J. Alford, 68, a homemaker, died on September 2 at her home. Memorial services were held on Thursday at St. Raphael’s Episcopal Church, where she was a faithful member for three years.

            She was born in Arch, New Mexico, on September 20, 1932, to Charlotte and Joseph Robertson. She was a long-time resident of New Mexico before moving to Coarsegold to be with her son and his family.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband of 40 years, Victor. She was the mother of George Alford and his wife, Kathleen, and the grandmother of Candace Alford of Coarsegold, and Cheryl Edwards of Madera. She leaves her great-grandsons Dustin Valenzuela and Bryce Edwards of Madera. Her four sisters, Myra Robertson and Nora Doyal of New Mexico, Norma Ferguson of Texas, and Lillian Tucker of Arizona survive her.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bertha J. Alford (SS# issued in NM), last residence Coarsegold, Madera Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of her mother-in-law, Louvina McComic Alford; and brother-in-law Herman B. Alford in this compilation We included the obituary of her father-in-law, William Lloyd Alford, in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her husband’s lineage: Victor Ray 1930 LA1, William Lloyd 1892 LA2, Jesse Powell 1870 TX3, Jesse Powell 1828 LA4, Needham Judge 1789 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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BERTHA MARIAN ALFORD

 

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Photo from Eric Olson’s Olson/Alford/Nedrow/Seim/Carpenter/Clark/Rackliff/Lewis/Riggs Family Tree (Ancestry) - used with permission

 

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FERNDALE ENTERPRISE

Ferndale, Humboldt Co., CA—_____ 1903

 

IN MEMORIAM

 

            It was in 1892 that Dr. F.A. Alford, one of nature’s noblemen, and whose memory is still revered by all who knew him during his long years of residence in Ferndale, passed from this life, and today his only child, that dearly loved daughter, sleeps by his side in our little city of the dead. Wednesday afternoon a solemn cortege passed through our streets and wended its way to the dotted hillside overlooking the town. The white-plumed hearse bore the remains of Miss Bertha Alford, and when the long procession halted and the casket was carried to the family burial plot, there surrounded it friends almost innumerable. In every heart was sorrow’s pain, and as the impressive burial service of the Native Daughters, who attended the funeral in a body, and to which order the departed belonged, was read by the officers of Oneonta Parlor, Mrs. L.P. Branstetter, Mrs. C.A. Monroe and Mrs. E.B. Carr, and as the choir sang the sweet old hymn, “Abide With Me,” every eye was dimmed with tears and every heart throbbed with sympathy for the widowed mother and the sorrowing relatives who had looked upon their cherished loved one for the last time.

            The services preceding the burial were at the North Ferndale home of W.B. Alford and wife, uncle and aunt of the departed. The Rev. A.K. Farnworth officiated and delivered the funeral address, and Rev. P. Coombe of San Francisco, who had known the deceased since the days of her childhood, offered a fervent prayer. The choir was composed of Mrs. R.B. Carr, Mrs. H.C. Blum, Fred Hansen and Jas Bartlett, and the pall bearers were Prof. Flowers, Dr. Austin Miller, Robert Patrick, Herbert Brice, Ira I. Scott and Chas H. Williams. The floral offerings were lovely in the extreme, and told far better than words can express of the great esteem in which the departed was held. Until late twilight Wednesday evening our people continued to visit the new-made mound in the cemetery on the hill, and sad though it all was, it was a beautiful sight to behold, for the little enclosure was a mass of garlands, bouquets, wreaths and flower bedecked pieces of various designs.

            Bertha Marion Alford was the only child of the late Dr. Frank Alford and Mary R. Alford, now of Eureka, a niece of W.B. Alford and wife, and Deputy County Recorder T.W. Richmond and wife of Eureka, and a cousin to Clyde C. and Mrs. Hazel Alford of Ferndale, and Mr. Max Richmond of San Francisco. She was born in Ferndale and [illegible] her health declining at the home of her uncle and aunt [illegible] Deputy Recorder Thos W. Richmond and wife in Eureka, at 12:30 o’clock last Tuesday morning [August 25], and after a four months’ illness which overtook her at Santa Clara, where she was finishing the last year of her musical education. The cause of this illness was probably in a great measure due to overstudy, for she was ambitious in the extreme, but be that as it may, she failed to improve, and some eleven weeks ago [illegible] and brought her back with her. The very best of medical care was secured, but her malady battled all efforts, and her young life went out, and even at a time when but a few days previous some hope had been entertained for her final recovery.

            In chronicling the death of this beautiful young woman, and we use the term beautiful in all that the word implies, the writer of this article performs one of the saddest duties of his life. From her infancy he has known her, for nearly 23 years ago his home was with her father and mother and in the family he lived for many months. Bertha was then but 3 years of age, and well does he remember her as one of the loveliest little girls, and with whom he soon became a fast and loyal friend. Many were the afternoons she would come to the Enterprise office and for hours would sit on a stool by our side and “set up” the big block letters we would arrange for her amusement. We saw her grow from babyhood to girlhood, and from girlhood to womanhood, and during all these years we have regarded her almost as our own. But aside from all this, and the further fact that her father was in his life time, and her mother still is, among the most valued friends of the writer and his family, there was that beauty of character the departed possessed that made her what she was—a loving favorite with all who knew her—one whom it seemed had every virtue and was without a single fault—for a sweeter and purer flower never blossomed in the garden of life. After the death of her father she became more and more the one great happiness of her widowed mother’s life, and the full depth of the love and devotion that existed between them their most intimate acquaintances alone knew….

 

 

Photos from Ferndale Cemetery, Ferndale, Humboldt Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Celeste Wideman

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her mother, Mary E. Lewis Alford; and uncle William B. Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her lineage: Bertha Marian 1877 CA1, Frank A. OH 1849 OH2, Barsella 1816 OH3, Elijah 1780 MA4, Elijah 1757 MA5, Elijah 1732 CT6, Josiah 1696 CT7, Josiah 1649 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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BETTY JEWEL ALFORD ECHOLS

 

THE RECORD

Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA—Thursday, 21 February 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Betty Echols, 79, of Stockton died Sunday [February 17] at home. She was born in Weleetka, Oklahoma, and lived in Stockton for 20 years. She was a caregiver for in-home care for 30 years.

            Surviving are her daughters, Joyce Goree and Doris Chambers, both of Stockton, siblings, Ethlyn Howard of Stockton, Marvin Alford and Francis Fountain, both of Omaha, Nebraska, and Alice Maxwell and Fern Jones, both of Oklahoma, 10 grandchildren, 58 great-grandchildren, and 33 great-great-grandchildren.

            Services were held at Little Flock Missionary Baptist Church, 1845 W. Washington, Street. Burial was in Stockton Rural Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Betty J. Echols (SS# issued in OK) was born 12 Apr 1922, last residence Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA.

            We included the obituary of her father, Edgar William “Bill” Alford Sr., in Nebraska Obituaries.

            In 1930, Weleetka, Okfuskee Co., OK, Betty J. Alford, 7 OK (Negro), is listed as the granddaughter of Ludah Maxwell, 57 LA.

            Most of the 30 or so Alfords in this county in 1930 are recognized as descendants of Solomon Alford, b. 1828 AL, the son of Littleberry and Mary (Butler) Alford, later of Oktibbeha Co., MS. Solomon and slave Lussie had six children, one of which was Matthew Solomon Alford, born June 1860 MS, who was enumerated in Weleetka, Okfuskee Co., OK in 1930. CA Deaths lists Matt Alford, born in MS, died 22 Feb 1961 in San Joaquin Co., mother’s maiden name Alford.

            In 1992 Wessylyne Alford-Simpson, AAFA #1034, published Promises: Heritage of an African American Family about this branch of the family.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Littleberry B. Alford and Mary Butler.

            Her lineage: Betty Jewel 1922 OK1, Edgar William 1896 MS2, Matthew Solomon 1860 MS3, Solomon 1828 AL4, Littleberry 1801 NC5.

 

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BETTY LOU BERRY ALVORD

 

RECORD SEARCHLIGHT

Redding, Shasta Co., CA—14 July 2012

 

            Betty Alvord, 88, of Redding died Thursday at Shasta Regional Medical Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).

 

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Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel

Redding, CA—_____ July 2012

 

 

February 10, 1924 - July 12, 2012

 

            Betty passed away on July 12, 2012 in Redding, California. She was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin to Fay and Richard Berry. She was the youngest of 4 children.

            Betty grew up in Wisconsin but moved to Los Angeles, California shortly after she graduated in 1942. She was employed as a “Rosie Riveted for North American Aircraft Company and worked on the B25 and P51 Aircrafts during WWII. She joined the Coastguard and was stationed in San Francisco. She returned to Los Angeles and worked for Alan Ladd at Paramount Studios as one of his secretaries.

            She met Lloyd Alvord on a “blind date” and married him in Las Vegas. They remained in Los Angeles where they raised their 3 children. Betty and Lloyd retired to the North State in 1978. They moved from place to place and finally settled in Redding. Betty kept herself busy by volunteering for various organizations.

            She is preceded in death by her loving husband Lloyd, her sister Viola, and brothers Clarence and Earl.

            She is survived by her sons, Donald and Richard, her only daughter Phyllis, daughter in-law Karen and 5 grandchildren.

            Services will be held at the Veterans Cemetery in Igo, California on Monday, July 30, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.

            Donations can be submitted to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in her honor. Please sign the guest book.

            Arrangements handled through Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding. (243-1525)

 

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Photo from Northern California Veterans Cemetery, Igo, Shasta Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Carlie Williams

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Betty L. Alvord (SS# issued in WI) was born 10 Feb 1924, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her husband, Lloyd Emile Alvord, in this compilation.

 

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BETTY LOUISE STONE ALFORD

Mother of Patricia Ann Alford DeGrofft, AAFA #0203

 

DAILY NEWS [not verbatim]

Red Bluff, Tehama Co., CA—_____ October 1989

Included in AAFA ACTION, June 1990

 

This photo appeared with her obituary and in an article in the same newspaper on 3 November 1971, when she was awarded “Tehama County ‘CowBelle of the Year’ in honor of her outstanding chairman committee work, leadership and participation in civic activities.”

 

            Betty L. Alford died at the Alford Cattle Ranch home 10 miles west of Red Bluff on October 17, 1989.

            Mrs. Alford was born to Samuel Joseph Stone and Rachel Margaret (Hazen) Stone June 17, 1926 in Los Molinos (Tehama County) California at her parents’ farm home. She graduated from Red Bluff High School in 1945 and went on to graduate from Mercy College of Nursing in Sacramento as a Registered Nurse in 1948.

            On September 12, 1948 Betty married Jack V. Alford of Carmel, California. Her husband preceded her in death on July 11, 1989. Born to this union were two children, James V.Alford and Patricia Ann (Alford) DeGrofft.

            Mrs. Alford was a working partner in the family’s 7th generation cattle ranching operation west of Red Bluff (Tehama County) California.

            She was active in the Registered Nurses Assn., Tehama County Historical and Genealogical Societies, and past president of the Tehama County Cowbells. In 1975, Tehama County Cowbells honored Mrs. Alford as Cowbell of the year.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her son James V. Alford, his wife Vicki, and their children Quinn Roy and Abigail Paige, all of Red Bluff; her daughter Patricia Ann Alford DeGrofft of Pendleton, OR, her husband Duane, and their children Ryan and Tiah Jillian; brothers Sam Stone of Oakland, Bill Stone of Red Bluff, Fred Stone of Woodland, Robert Stone of Bass Lake, and Jim Stone of Seattle, WA; sisters Ann Willard McNabb of Red Bluff, Emily Ruff of Paskenta, Sally Tatro of Gerber, June Moore of Turlock, and Nancy Henderson of ID.

            A brother Henry Stone preceded her in death.

            Burial was in the Alford Family plot at Oak Hill Cemetery in Red Bluff.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, John Vernon “Jack” Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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BETTY OPAL ALFORD BULLARD

 

THE RECORD [not verbatim]

Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA—Thursday, 27 July 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Betty Opal Alford Bullard, 72, of Stockton died Tuesday [July 25] at home. She was born in Tennessee and had lived in Stockton since 1972. She was a homemaker and a member of Eastside Church of Christ.

            She is survived by her husband, Charles Bullard of Stockton; children, Jeannie Bettencourt of Lodi, Barbara Walker and Eddie Steve Bullard, both of Stockton, and Charlene Beerline of Gillette, Wyoming; siblings, Lucille Rogers of Tennessee, Roy Alford and Helen Alford, both of Illinois, Joe Alford of Florida, and Helene Sutton of Indiana; 11 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

            Services [will be] held on Friday at Eastside Church of Christ. Burial was at Cherokee Memorial Park in Lodi.

 

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Photo from Cherokee Memorial Park, Lodi, San Joaquin Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, LyndaBentz

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Betty Bullarld (SS# issued in TN) was born 30 Jan 1928, last residence Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA.

            She is probably the Bettie O. Alford, age 2-3/12, listed on the 1930 census in Coffee Co., TN, with her parents Wesley Alford 27, and Nola O. 22, brother Leighton 3-11/12, and sister Lizzie L. 4/12. All and their parents were born in TN.

 

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NNNN BETTY VIRGINIA ALFORD THOMASON

 

PLACER HERALD

Rocklin, Placer Co., CA—20 June 2012

 

            Betty Virginia Thomason passed away in Roseville, Calif., on June 14, 2012. She was 72.

            Betty was a resident of Placer County since 1952 and resided in Newcastle for the past 46 years. She worked as a teacher’s aide for Newcastle Elementary for 28 years. Betty was involved in numerous community organizations as well as the Lion’s Club.

            She was preceded in death by her husband Lee Roy Thomason and daughter Brenda McNees.

            Survivors include her daughter and best friend, Linda Thomason; grandsons, Vance and Tanner Williams; sisters, Clara Howes and Nellie Nelson; niece, Shelly Belotti; nephew, Dwain Howes; and other numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

            A funeral service will be held on Friday, June 22, 2012 at Chapel of the Hills, 1331 Lincoln Way, Auburn, Calif., at 10 a.m. Interment will take place at the Newcastle Cemetery immediately following the service.

            Beloved mother and friend, Betty never met a stranger….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Samuel Alford and Madie Bell Hutchings Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Herman Loyd Alford in Arkansas Obituaries.

            From CA Marriages: Betty V. Alford, age 17, married Leroy Thomason, age 25, on 28 March 1958 in Placer Co., CA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            Her lineage: Betty Virginia 1940 AR1, Samuel 1905 AR2, Joseph Riley 1874 AR3, Joseph David 1842 AR4, David Winston 1823 AL5, David 1785 VA6, Robert 1760 England7.

 

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BEULAH HELEN ALFORD ROBERTS

 

THE SUN

San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA—Sunday, 25 February 2007

 

            Beulah Roberts was born August 26, 1907 in Leona [Doniphan Co.], KS, and died peacefully of natural causes at the age of 99 -1/2 on February 22, 2007, in San Bernardino, CA.

            She married Claude S. Roberts, had four sons, Lloyd, Clair, Duane (deceased) and Neil, seven grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.

            Beulah raised dogs, did day care for children, and made dog equipment.

            A Memorial Service is planned for First Christian Church, 1001 N. Arrowhead Avenue, San Bernardino, CA on Friday, March 2, at 3:00 p.m…..

 

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Photo from Mountain View Cemetery, San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, landjnero

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of her father, Anthony Wayne Alford; and sisters Mary Parthena Alford and Pauline Ruth Alford Deweese Reinhardt in Kansas Obituaries; brothers Henry Newton Alford and Isaac Errett Alford in Colorado Obituaries; and brother Simon Wayne Alford in Nebraska Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #12.

            Her lineage: Beulah Helen 1907 KS1, Anthony Wayne 1851 IN2, Wayne 1821 IN3, James 1791 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696?? 7.

 

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BEULAH MARTINA BALSTER ALVORD

 

Beula

From Thomas Brassington’s Yost Family Tree (Ancestry) – used with permission

 

FRESNO BE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Sunday, 18 February 1996

 

            Alvord, Beulah M.—Arrangements for Beulah M. Alvord, 95, of Exeter, are under the direction of Miller Memorial Chapel. Mrs. Alvord, a homemaker, died Tuesday [February 13].

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Beulah Alvord (SS# issued in OR) was born 26 June 1900, last residence Exeter, Tulare Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Justin Lyle “Gus” Alvord, in this compilation.

            From Ancestry family trees: Beulah Martina Balster was born 26 June 1900 in St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN, daughter of John Martin Balster and Agnes Clara Zoerner.

            Beulah M. Alvord’s U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Record (Ancestry .com) says she was born in 1900 in MN. She enlisted on 14 March 1945 and served in the Womens Army Corp.

            From the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File (Ancestry): Beulah Alvord was born 26 June 1900 and died 13 Feb 1996. She served in the U.S. Army from 26 March 1945 to 12 Sept 1945.

 

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NNNN BILL ODELL ALFORD

 

Billy Odell Alford

Photo from his daughter Joanie Alford’s Joanie Alford Family Tree (Ancestry) - used with permission

 

SEBASTOPOL TIMES

Sebastopol, Sonoma Co., CA—Thursday, 6 November 1980

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Oct 1980) dates of Bill Alford (SS# issued in AR), last residence Clearlake, Lake Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Ruth Mae Greer Alford; and brother Kenneth Dean Alford in this compilation.

            From CA Deaths: Bill Odell Alford was born 30 March 1927 in AR and died 31 Oct 1980 in Sonoma Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Geer.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Bill Odell 1927 AR1, Claude A. 1905 TX2, William Henry 1870 MS3, Thomas 1832 GA4, William Henry 1811 NC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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BOB ALFORD

 

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Bakersfield, Kern Co., CA—Wednesday, 14 December 2011

 

            Services pending Bob Alford, 74, Bodfish [Kern Co.], Dec. 12 in Los Angeles. Lake Isabella Cremation & Funeral Society.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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BOBBIE JEAN DILLIHUNT SCOTT ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—13 October 2011

 

            Alford, Bobbie Jean—La Mesa 7/22/42 - 10/9/11

            10/21/11 at 10 AM Anderson-Ragsdale Chapel Anderson-Ragsdale Mortuary (619) 263-3141.

 

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Photo from Miramar National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Larry Klaasen

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bobbie Jean Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence La Mesa, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Johnnie Lee Alford, in this compilation.

            CA Marriages lists Johnnie L. Alford, age 36, married Bobbie J. Dillihunt, age 26, on 29 June 1968 in San Diego, San Diego Co., CA. In another record, she is listed as Bobbie J. Scott.

 

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BOYD EMERSON ALVORD

 

RECORD SEARCHLIGHT

Redding, Shasta Co., CA—Thursday, 5 February 2009

 

            Boyd Emerson Alvord was born in Bellingham, WA on June 20, 1920, passed away Tuesday, February 3, 2009.

            Boyd attended elementary, high school and college in Bellinham, WA area prior to entering the U.S. Army Air Force on January 15, 1940. He was a Staff Sergeant based at Scott Field in Illinois. During a hospital stay in Fargo, North Dakota Boyd’s nurse was Agnes Dahm. Boyd was then transferred to Fitzsimons Hospital in Denver and Agnes followed. After a brief courtship they were married on June 17, 1943 in Denver, CO. Boyd received an honorable discharge from the Air Force on August 10, 1943. Boyd and Agnes moved to Sacramento, CA where he was employed by the Air Force as an Administrative Assistant at the Sacramento Air Service Command. In March, 1945 he left Sacramento and moved to Redding to study accounting and work for H.L. Griffin Jr., Public Accountant.

            In March, 1950 Boyd started to work full time for C.M. Dicker Inc. as men’s buyer and Office and Credit Manager. In 1969 he was named Vice President and Secretary of C.M. Dicker Inc. and became a partner in the organization. In 1974 Boyd and Agnes moved to San Diego, CA with Bob and Enid Dicker after they purchased controlling interest of Walker Scott, a fourteen department store chain. Boyd served as Sr. Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. Boyd also continued his duties at C.M. Dicker Inc. in Redding. In 1985 the Walker Scott Corporation was sold and he and Agnes moved back to Redding, CA. Upon his retirement from Dickers on July 31, 1990 he enjoyed his time with his family and friends, traveling, reading and listening to classical music.

            Boyd was a very hard worker and instilled a strong work ethic in his four children. Boyd believed strongly in education. He was able to provide a college education for his children and grandchildren. Boyd often brought his accounting books home to work on and even took them to their Hat Creek “cabin” when the family spent weekends and vacations. He always had a joke (quite often off-color) and an amusing comment for everyone. He loved his family, life long friends and the community of Redding.

            Boyd was a member a several clubs and organizations. He was a life member of Disabled American Veterans, an honorary life member of B.P.O. Elks, a former member of Rotary Club of Redding and San Diego, former member University Club-San Diego, former member of American Society of Corporate Secretary’s-San Diego, former member of Corporate Financial Council-San Diego, former member of National Association of Public Accountants, and a former member of the Redding Trade Club. Boyd served as Worshipful Master of Reading Masonic Order 254 in 1991.

            Boyd and Agnes were also very giving to the Redding community. They donated funds for the kitchen at Mercy Oaks and made several donations to the local YMCA as well as the Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church.

            Boyd is survived by his wife, Agnes, and his four children, David (Irene) Alvord, Terry (Kathy) Alvord, and Diane (Bob) Kempley, of Redding, California and Patricia (Dennis) Erardi, of Stockton, CA and grandchildren Stephanie Alvord of Fresno, Ruth Ann (Will) Gilroy and Sam Alvord of Redding. Michelle Alvord of Encinitas, Lori Kempley of Oceanside, Brian (Kim) Kempley of Tallahassee, FL, Elizabeth Erardi of Stockton, and two great-grandchildren Aurelia and Carly Gilroy of Redding, CA. He is also survived by sisters Ruth Alvord of Seattle, WA and Shirley Cool of Sacramento, and several nieces and nephews.

            A celebration of life will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, February 8, 2009 at Allen and Dahl Funeral Chapel in Palo Cedro.

            In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be sent to Mercy Foundation - North “Work of the Sisters” or Mercy Hospice, 2400 Washington Ave. Suite #410, Redding, CA 96001; the Shiner’s Hospice, 2425 Stockton Blvd., Sacramento, CA 95817 or the Reading Masonic Lodge #254, P.O. Box 494352, Redding, CA 94049-4352.

            Please sign the guestbook at http://obituaries.redding.com

 

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RECORD SEARCHLIGHT

Redding, Shasta Co., CA—Saturday, 4 April 2009

 

            Redding lost a colorful slice of its past with the recent passing of Boyd and Agnes (Aggie) Alvord. Boyd and Aggie passed away within a month of each after a lifetime of business success and charitable giving in Redding. I had the pleasure of knowing Boyd, Aggie and family for more than 40 years and benefited from having Boyd as a mentor soon after I graduated from college. My first full-time job, in fact, was as an assistant to Boyd in the office of the old Dicker’s Department Store on Market Street. Boyd was a partner in the store.

            Reddingites who have been around for a while fondly remember Dickers Department Store. Dickers played a major role in the Redding retail economy for years and its new store was the key anchor to solidify the Redding Downtown Mall redevelopment project in the late 1960s. The large space is now home to Need 2 Speed go kart raceway.

            At its peak Dickers employed 50 people. The spacious new mall store was popular because it had everything, including a large men’s department, a very popular women’s “ready to wear” department, a deli and even a shoe store. It was the first major new department store in Redding to have the open and airy look and feel of today’s stores.

            The early Dicker’s stores were led by founder C.M (Charles) Dicker. CM’s son Robert (Bob) took over and added smaller stores in Anderson and Salinas. Bob and Boyd became inseparable partners.

            Boyd Alvord was the man behind the scenes of Dicker’s success. Bob Dicker was the president and the public face of the company as it grew, but he graciously talks of Boyd as being his “calming influence.” Bob was the free-thinker and the idea man but he readily acknowledged that Boyd was the even keel that maintained the steadiness needed for the ultimate success of the company. One could surmise that more than once, Boyd might have dissuaded Bob from a few zany moves!

            Bob referred to Boyd as “mother” and as those who were around the two for any length of time know, Boyd truly was the financial guru who kept it all together. The use of the term “colorful” as it related to Boyd was also an understatement. Even down to his last few months, Boyd used his off-color humor to cause a chuckle with his visitors. On one of my last visits, Boyd’s speech was impaired, but that didn’t stop him from writing down his joke.

            Aggie, of course, had to be a saint, not only to manage the Alvord household with four rambunctious kids, but also a husband who might have been considered a bit of a workaholic. For all who knew Boyd, his work day did not stop after the store closed. Most nights he worked on the books at home, with the assistance of a cocktail, of course.

            He was also the consummate “micro manager,” which also occasionally presented a troublesome aspect. Bob explained how Boyd would follow Aggie around the grocery store pointing out various ways she could save a nickel. Did I mention Aggie and sainthood?

            The most notable achievement of Dickers was not only its presence in Redding and the foundation as a major anchor for the Downtown Mall, but also the almost legendary 1975 purchase of the Walker Scott Department Store chain in San Diego. This was the classic case of the minnow swallowing the whale.

            Bob recalled the story about his decision to make the purchase and how he sprung it on his partner and friend while Boyd was in Europe visiting son David who was serving in the U.S. Air Force. Bob became president of Walker Scott and Boyd, vice president and secretary. The two moved their families to San Diego for several years while still also operating the Redding Dickers store. Bob called Boyd the most precise finance person he ever met and it was that skill that cleaned up the operations of the 12-store chain.

            Boyd and Aggie came back to Redding and retired, but they shared their financial success and became benefactors to many charities in the Redding area including the YMCA and the Catholic Church.

            Aggie was Catholic and she and Boyd gave willingly to support numerous church-related efforts including a $250,000 donation to fully fund the kitchen at the Mercy Oaks Senior Center. Boyd was also involved with community service, serving as a member of Redding Rotary and the Masonic Lodge.

            The Alvords will be missed by many friends and acquaintances as well as sons Terry and David and daughters Diane and Patsy.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Boyd Emerson Alvord (SS# issued in WA), last residence Redding, Shasta Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Agnes Dorothy Dahm Alvord, in this compilation.

 

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BRUCE E. ALFORD

 

NORTH COUNTY TIMES

Escondido, San Diego Co., CA—Monday, 10 December 2001

 

RANCHO BERNARDO—Bruce E. Alford, 46, died Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2001, after a long illness.

            Born Dec. 3, 1955, in Wiesbaden, Germany, he lived in Rancho Bernardo for three years. He was a senior layout engineer for Medtronic Corp. He attended Glendale Community College and Arizona State University. He was also a Boy Scout, champion swimmer, surfer, hiker, coin and stamp collector and avid traveler.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his parents, Colette and Don Alford of Poway; daughter Lauren of Carlsbad; brother Frank of Tempe, Ariz.; sisters and brothers-in-law Diane and Michael Woodman of Tucson, Ariz., and Anne Alford and Daniel Hinch of Norwich, Vt.; nephews Sean Woodman and Ethan Hinch; and nieces Lindsey Woodman and Olivia Hinch.

            A memorial will be held at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at St. Bartholomew Episcopal Church in Poway….

            A private cremation is planned. North County Cremation Services is handling arrangements.

 

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

 

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CAL DEE ALFORD

AAFA #0867

 

Cal Dee Alford and his wife, Sibyl Lorraine Bowden Alford

 

MERCURY NEWS

San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA—Friday, 11 August 2000

 

            Cal D. Alford, born February 20, 1918, at Latham [LeFlore Co.], Oklahoma, died August 9, 2000, at Campbell [Santa Clara Co.], California. A resident of Campbell since 1937, he had been a volunteer with both the Fire Department and Campbell Police Auxiliary, served in the Merchant Marines during World War II, and was a dedicated member of the Odd Fellows Morning Light Lodge #42 for 53 years. He retired from the Campbell Lumber Company after 33 years. He was an avid outdoorsman, who loved fishing, hunting, and spending time at his cabin in Twain Harte.

            Cal’s greatest source of pride and happiness was his family. He was a devoted husband to his beautiful wife, Sibyl, whom he adored for 61 years. He was the loving father of Bud Alford of Campbell and the late Harvey Alford, loving grandfather to Deidra Redford, Carrie Pesavento, Chris Craviotto, Peggy Austin, and Mary Voron, great-grandfather to Thomas Redford, Tyler Pesavento, Mathew and Justin Craviotto, Jordyn and Wyatt Austin.

            Funeral services [will be] held on Monday, August 14, 2000, at Darling and Fischer Campbell Memorial Chapel, Campbell, California. Burial followed at Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, California.

 

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Photo from Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jane Ireland

Photo posted 24 May 2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Cal D. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Campbell, Santa Clara Co., CA.

            We included the obituaries of his paternal grandmother, Laura Judson Cagle Alford, in Texas Obituaries; and sisters-in-law Alice Elizabeth Raleigh Alford and Daisy Catherine Holder Finney Alford McKinney in Oklahoma Obituaries.

            Cal Dee Alford did not submit his lineage information when he joined AAFA. He was the son of Harvey Lee Alford and Docia Trahern.

            CA Births list Harvey Dennis Alford, born 15 Aug 1940 in Santa Clara Co., and Robert Duane Alford, born 12 March 1943 in Alameda Co., both mother’s maiden names Bowden.

 

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Taken in 1910: Harvey Lee Alford, his wife Docia Trahern Alford, and children: Vere, James Dalton, Ophelia, and Horace

Photo (and photo above) from Helen Bowden Molezzo, granddaughter of Vere Alford Bowden - used with permission

 

            The family is listed on the 1910 census in DeQueen, Sevier Co., AR: Harvey L. Alford, 28 AR, married 6 years; wife Docia 28 OK, 4 children, 4 living; and children, all born OK, Vere 5, Ophelia 4, James D. 2, and Horace 6/12.

            Cal’s mother, Docia Trahern, was one-quarter Choctaw, as listed on the U.S. Native American Enrollment Cards for the Five Civilized Tribes, 1898-1914 (Ancestry). She died 23 June 1919 in OK. Harvey married (2) Zura Gunn on 23 Dec 1920.

            On Harvey L. Alford’s 1942 WWII Draft Card (Ancestry), he is age 59, born 13 May 1882 in Nashville [Howard Co.], AR. He is living in Oakland, Alameda Co., CA, and lists his nearest relative as Zura Alford of the same address, “Government Island, United States Reversation [sic], Alameda, CA.”

            CA Deaths list Harvey L. Alford, born 13 May 1882 in AR, died 21 Nov 1956 in Santa Clara Co.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Cal Dee 1918 OK1, Harvey Lee 1882 AR2, James C. 1844 AL3, Calvin H. 1813 NC4, David 1785 VA5, Robert 1760 England6.

 

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CARL M. HALFORD

 

EVENING TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Friday, 1 February 1985

 

            Services for Carl M. Halford, 74, of Point Loma, were yesterday in Greenwood Mortuary. Entombment was in Greenwood Mausoleum. He died Monday [January 28] in his home.

            Mr. Halford, a native of Wisconsin, lived in the county 40 years. He had been a Rohr machine operator.

            Survivors include two sons, Roger of Minnesota, and Robert of Shawnee, Kan.; two daughters, Rosemary of Glendale, and Renee Jacobs of San Bernardino; a stepson, Richard McKearn of Nevada; a stepdaughter, Elsie Stockwell of Lakeside; two sisters; two brothers; and seven grandchildren.

 

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Photos from Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, CJ Jackson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carl Halford (SS# issued in IL) was born 2 Oct 1910 and died _____ Jan 1985, last residence San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his half-brother Vern Halford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his paternal grandfather, James McCallister Bradley Halford, in Illinois Obituaries.

            From CA Deaths: Carl M. Halford, born 2 Oct 1910 in WI, died 28 Jan 1985 in San Diego Co., mother’s maiden name Turner.

            In 1940, Carl and his family are living in Beloit, Rock Co., WI: Carl Halford, age 29 born IL; his wife Marion 24 WI; and sons Richard 3 WI and Roger 2 WI.

            From Iowa, Marriage Records, 1880-1937 (Ancestry): Carl Halford, age 27 born in Bingham, IL, married Marion Hanson, age 22 born Glenwood City, WI, on 23 Aug 1937 in Dubuque, IA. Both were residents of Beloit, WI. Carl’s parents were Elisha W. Halford and Mary Turner. Marion’s parents were Alvin G. Hanson and Millie Skagen.

            His HALFORD lineage: Carl M. 1910 IL1, Elisha Wayne 1878 IL2, James McCallister Bradley 1824 TN3, Jonathan Adkinson 1800 NC4, John 1765 NC5, John 1748 NC6, John 1690 NC7, John 1640 NC8, Thomas 1614 England9.

 

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CARLTON DUANE ALFORD

 

OAKLAND TRIBUNE

Oakland, Alameda Co., CA—Monday, 6 February 1922

 

            Alford—In Alameda, Feb. 5, 1922, Carlton Dueane [sic], dearly beloved husband of Harriett P. Alford, loving father of Mrs. Bertha Dunbar, D.E. [Duane Edward], Garfield and Ray Alford, and Mrs. Norman Huff, a native of New York, aged 81 years, 6 months, 14 days.

            Friends are respectfully invited to attend the funeral services Wednesday, Feb. 8, 1922, at 2 p.m., from the funeral chapel of George H. Hagy, 1524 Webster st., Alameda.

 

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Photo from Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Roger Bird

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his granddaughter Esther Isabel Alford Vargas in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his mother, Angelina L. Warren Alford; and sister Esther Ann Alford Holmes in New York Obituaries.

            He is buried with his daughter Mary Geneva Alford Huff and her husband.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Carlton Duane 1841 NY1, Duane D. 1811 MA2, Abner 1767 MA3, Elijah 1732 CT4, Josiah 1696 CT5, Josiah 1649 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1575 England8.

 

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CAROL ANN ALVORD HALLIGAN VISSER

 

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Santa Ana, Orange Co., CA—Wednesday, 9 February 2000

 

            Carol A. Visser, 59, of Costa Mesa, an account manager for Bank of America, died Feb. 5, 2000, of an aneurysm. Services: 11 a.m. Feb. 16, Pacific View Memorial Park, Newport Beach.

            Survivors: daughters, Erin Halligan, Bridget Loaiza; six grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Pacific View Memorial Park, Corona del Mar, Orange Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Stephen Hopkins

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carol A. Visser (SS# issued in CA) was born 13 March 1940, last residence Lake Elsinore, Riverside Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her mother, Jeannette Nathalie “Vinetta” De Groote Alvord, in this compilation.

            From CA Births: Carol Ann Alvord was born 13 March 1940 in Alameda Co., mother’s maiden name Degroote.

            From CA Marriages: Carol A. Alvord, age 19, married Richard F. Halligan on 17 Oct 1959 in Los Angeles Co., CA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her ALVORD lineage: Carol Ann 1940 CA1, Eugene Hayward 1913 VA2, Harry Elbridge 1890 NY3, William Henry 1862 NY4, Elbridge 1833 NY5, Lyman 1794 CT6, Asahel Gould 1769 CT7, Asahel 1746 CT8, Asahel 1720 MA9, Thomas 1683 MA10, Thomas 1653 CT11, Alexander 1627 England12, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England13.

 

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CAROL LESLIE ALFORD

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—Wednesday, 10 January 2018

 

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            Carol Leslie Alford (affectionately called “Muki” by family) died unexpectantly in Sacramento, California on December 29, 2017 at the age of 47.

            Carol was born at Otis AFB, Massachusetts on April 8, 1970 to Larry and Mildred Alford. She attended Foothill High School in Sacramento, California. Carol loved music, drawing and dancing. She always made others laugh and smile with jokes she shared often.

            Carol is survived by her children Tyler L. Alford, Larry L. Alford, Maurice J. Ford, Gabriel Denny, Jaycee Alford, and Martiana Smith; grandson Khalil L. Alford-Fox of Sacramento; parents Larry and Mildred Alford of Sacramento; sister Larraine B. Alford; brother Ronald B. Alford both of Sacramento. She was a loving aunt to Travis E. Peppers (Sara, Jordan Pierre, Talon C. Peppers), Andrea Peppers, DeAngelo Wilson (Leysa, Leyonna, Ace), Syntia Wilson (Michael Brannon, Synaejah Brannon, Syniah Brannon), Ronessa (Taejah). She will be missed dearly by a host of relatives and friends especially her close friends Paul, Dawn, Raquel, Sandra (Queen), and Sarah.

            She is preceded in death by grandparents Martha Thompson, Beechman Alford, Gladys Jones, James Stephenson, Mildred Peebles and cousin, Crystal Durham.

            A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 12, 2018, 1:00 pm at First Baptist Church, North Highlands….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list her death.

 

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CARRIE A. ALFORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Sunday, 31 May 1992

 

            Services for Carrie Alford, 89, of Fresno will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Sterling Funeral Home.

            Mrs. Alford died May 25. She was a homemaker.

            Surviving are a daughter, Margaret Scott of Fresno; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 18 great-great-grandchildren; and one great-great-great-grandchild….

 

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Photo from Mountain View Cemetery, Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lester Letson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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CARRIE ELIZABETH RAYMOND ALFORD

 

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John Emmet Alford and Carolyn Elizabeth Raymond Alford

From AAFA Photo Gallery

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—Thursday, 23 January 1947

 

            In Red Bluff, Tehama County, January 20, 1947, Mrs. Carrie Elizabeth Alford of Red Bluff, mother of Mrs. Elizabeth Anderson of Redding, and Roy Alford of Red Bluff, sister of George K. Raymond of Santa Cruz, Mrs. Elida Wells and Mrs. Nellie Wiltsey, both of Red Bluff, and Mrs. Luella Hargreaves of Santa Cruz; a native of Ono, Shasta County, aged 67 years.

 

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Photo from Oak Hill Cemetery, Red Bluff, Tehama Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, J

 

AAFA NOTES: From CA Deaths: Carrie Elizabeth Alford was born 29 Jan 1879 in CA and died 20 Jan 1947 in Tehama Co., CA.

            Her parents, listed in Ancestry family trees and on her Find A Grave memorial, were George Willis Raymond and Elida Frances Williams.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1. This genealogy lists Hudson Alford as the son of James Lodwick Alford, but that is questionable based on Hudson’s birth date relative to the birth dates of his father and siblings.

            Her husband’s lineage: John Emmett 1873 CA1, Julius Marion 1845 AR2, Robert Temple 1814 MS3, Julius 1785 NC4, Hudson 1760 NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC6.

 

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CARRIE M. ALVORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—Monday, 12 December 1898

 

            Alvord—At the residence of her daughter, No. 242 North Hope street, December 11, 1898, Carrie M. Alvord, beloved mother of Mrs. Ella M. Linde, aged 63 years.

            Funeral from No. 242 North Hope street Monday, December 12, 1898, at 3 o’clock p.m. Friends invited. Interment Santa Paula, Cal.

 

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Photo from Pierce Brothers Santa Paula Cemetery, Santa Paula, Ventura Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Janet Ward

Note from photographer: “Stone is very hard to read.”

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her [second?] husband, Alvin Wesley Alvord, in this compilation.

 

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CECIL BROOKS ALFORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—18 December 2010

 

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            Cecil Brooks Alford—Cecil was born in Exeter, Ca, the first of six children to Ida and Oliver Alford. He joined the Army in 1941 and was a decorated veteran of World War II serving four years in the Aleutian Islands and the Pacific front. Soon after returning to Clovis, he married Bette and has continued his love and devotion to her for more than 64 years. They have shared a strong faith in God and a life of dedicated Christian service through the Evangelical Free Church.

            Cecil retired in 1982 after 32 years of employment at Ranchers Cotton Seed Oil mill in Fresno. He then became active in the Fresno State Women’s Softball Diamond Club, where he served as Vice President and was instrumental in getting the women’s softball stadium built to show his strong support for women’s athletics.

            He has also been a good role model and friend to veterans through his participation in VFW Post 3225.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; and all his brothers and sisters, Willis Alford, Darrell Alford, Mayble Straughn, Doris Mansfield, Mary Lou Wenzel. He was also preceded in death by two beloved sons Dennis and Dale Alford.

            He is survived by his wife, Bette; daughter, Dr. Darlys Alford of Ocean Springs, Ms; son and wife, Doran and Diana Alford of Fresno; and four grandsons, Nathan Wiens of Ocean Springs, Ms; David Wiens and wife Silke Planert of San Francisco; Jarod Alford of Portland, Or; Geoffrey Alford of Fresno.

            Cecil died peacefully after a long struggle with Alzhiemer’s and was able to stay in his home until his death on Monday because of the loving support of many friends, caring neighbors, supportive Christian brothers and sisters, dedicated medical helpers and especially Hinds Hospice workers. The family wishes to thank everyone of the many people who have helped keep Cecil close to us throughout his long and very remarkable life.

            A Funeral Service will be held at The Bridge Evangelical Free Church, on Monday, December 20, 2010, at 11:00 a.m…. Lisle Funeral Home 1605 ‘L’ Street Fresno, Ca. (559)266-0666.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cecil Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 25 Oct 1920 and died 13 Dec 2010, last residence Fresno, Fresno Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of his son Dennis Cecil Alford; and brother Aubry Darrell Alford in this compilation.

            CA Births confirms the birth date of Cecil B. Alford in Tulare Co., mother’s maiden name Brooks.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Cecil Brooks 1920 CA1, Oliver Cromwell 1895 CA2, William 1862 CA3, Russell 1826 VA4, William 1800 VA5.

 

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CHARLES AUGUSTUS ALFORD

 

CONTRA COSTA GAZETTE

Martinez, Contra Costa Co., CA—12 November 1940

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1997

 

            Resident here for 22 years, Charles Augustus Alford, 62, 1015 Sierra Street, died last night at a hospital here. He was a native of Elko, Nev., and was employed by the Shell Oil company until about a year ago.

            Alford is survived by a widow, Rose; four daughters, Mrs. M.V. Sanford and Mrs. Tiny Phillips of Los Angeles, and Betty Alford and Mrs. Joe Day of Martinez; four sons, Charles, Louis, Frank and James Alford of Martinez; his mother, Mrs. Felicia Cameron of Martinez and a sister, Mrs. Harry Oswill of Martinez.

            He was a member of Martinez Lodge of Moose.

            Services will be held tomorrow at 2 o’clock at Brunscher-Connolly chapel. Burial will be in Alamo cemetery.

 

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Photo from Alamo Cemetery, Alamo, Contra Costa Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Photo copyright 2005 by Deborah Ratto Dash – permission granted

 

AAFA NOTES: CA Deaths lists Charles August Alford, born 17 Feb 1878 in NV and died 11 Nov 1940 in Contra Costa Co., mother’s maiden name Lewis.

            See the obituaries of his sons Edward T. “Jim” Alford, Frank M. Alford, and Lewis Everet Alford in this compilation.

            Charles Augustus Alford married m. Rose May Lane, b. 10 May 1881, Winnemuca, Humboldt Co., NV, the daughter of Ash Lane and Susan A. Wood; d. 10 March 1975, Pleasanton, Alameda Co., CA.

            Charles was the son of Charles Alford, b. 1849, Alabama; d. abt 1880. He m. 21 August 1878 [this date is after the birth of Charles Augustus but is listed in Nevada marriages, 1860–1987 (Ancestry)], Tuscarora, Elko Co., NV, to Philena J. Lewis. She was b. 17 Nov 1860, Ephraim, Sanpete Co., UT, the daughter of John Lewis and Augusta Camilla Taylor; d. 18 September 1945, Martinez, Contra Costa Co., CA, and was buried 20 September 1945, Alamo Cemetery, Danville, CA.

            His lineage: Charles Augustus 1878 NV1, Charles 1849 AL2.

 

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CHARLES “CHUCK” ALFORD

 

DESERT SUN

Palm Springs, Riverside Co., CA—Friday, 19 January 2007

 

            Charles “Chuck” Alford of Cathedral City died January 11, 2007.

            He was born on January 25, 1930 to Charles and Bessie Alford in Whittier, CA. He married Jerline James on June 11, 1949 in Arvin, Calif.

            He was a refrigeration engineer for 42 years and was a member of the Arvin Exchange Club.

            Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Jerline; his daughter and son-in-law Martha and Jan Philip Anderson of Cathedral City; sisters, Glenda Harris of Bakersfield, Donna Prader of Idaho; a brother, George Fox of Utah; two grandchildren, Charles Philip and Bryan Christopher Anderson of San Diego and two great-grandchildren, Alexis Maria and Nikki Elizabeth Anderson of San Diego.

            A memorial service will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20, 2007 at Desert Chapel in Palm Springs.

            Arrangements are under the direction of Wiefels Palm Springs Mortuary. (760) 327-1257.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Charles Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Cathedral City, Riverside Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Johnnie Jerline “Jeri” James Alford, in this compilation.

            In 2019, Wiefels Palm Springs Mortuary reported that Charles was cremated, remains given to his wife.

            CA Births lists Charles Alford, born 25 Jan 1930 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Burnett.

            On the 1930 census, Whittier, Los Angeles Co., CA, Charles Alford Jr., age 3/12 born CA, is the only child of Charles C. Alford, 24 OH, and his wife Bessie A. 21 OK.

            CA Deaths lists Charles C. Alford, born 22 Jan 1906 in OH and died 20 Oct 1990 in Riverside Co.

            In 1910, East Liverpool, Columbiana Co., OH, Charles C. Alford, age 4 b. OH, is living with his parents, Charles J. Alford, 27 WV and Calvie P. 25 PA, and siblings Pearl and James.

            On Charles Jonah Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 36, a potter living in East Liverpool, Columbiana Co., OH. He was born 3 Aug 1882 and names his nearest relative Calvie P. Alford of the same address.

            CA Deaths lists Charles Jonah Alford, born 3 Aug 1882 in WV, died 18 Sept 1956 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Walters.

            CA Deaths lists Calvie Pearl Alford, born 28 Feb 1884 in PA, died 27 June 1957 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Wood.

            Family trees on Ancestry list the parents of Charles Jonah Alford as James R. Alford and Elizabeth Walters.

            His lineage: Charles 1930 CA1, Charles C. 1906 OH2, Charles Jonah 1882 WV3, James R. 1850 OH4.

 

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CHARLES DOUGLAS “DOUG” ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Sunday, 1 October 2006

 

            Native San Diegan, Charles Douglas Alford, “Doug”, passed away on Friday, September 22, 2006 at the age of 74.

            A third-generation San Diegan and Point Loma resident since 1964, he celebrated each day in San Diego as “another day in paradise”. He was an avid sports enthusiast, participating in college football, and later yacht racing, sail boarding, cycling and golf over the years. In the 50’s Doug was a Marine Corps jet fighter pilot, affectionately known by his squadron mates as “Cheeks”, who described him as having more “moxie” than most. He always looked back fondly at his “jet jock” days, and left the Marine Corps as a Captain.

            It was during his next career as a commercial pilot with TWA that he met his Swedish wife-to-be, Ulla-Britt, “Britt”, a Pan American airline hostess also stationed in New York. Doug and Britt were married in 1959 in San Francisco. Throughout the years, Doug embraced his ties to Sweden, taking up the language and visiting there often with his family. Doug and Britt moved to Berkeley, CA where he studied law at Boalt School of Law, with the two returning in 1964 to San Diego, his place of birth.

            Doug practiced law while he and Britt raised two children in Point Loma. He specialized in maritime law, was a long-time partner of Luce Forward and later went on to found two law firms. Doug was an active sailor at the San Diego Yacht Club, where he was Commodore in 1988. His sailing and legal interests served him well that year as he led the Club’s efforts to help defend the 1988 America’s Cup yacht race against New Zealand both on the water and in the courtroom. In later years, Doug focused his efforts on bicycle racing, winning medals in the senior divisions of many national level competitions.

            In 1999, Doug was diagnosed with oral cancer, which required aggressive treatment and eventually eliminated his ability to eat. The disease ultimately contributed to his contraction of pneumonia. Never one to dwell on the difficulties of his illness, Doug next devoted himself to playing golf. He was proud when celebrated as 2002 Golfer of the Year by his local golfing group. His family and friends admire his stoicism, especially during his trying illness, never complaining about his situation. He is remembered by many for his passion for flying, for sports, his career, and for his fondness for jazz and mystery novels.

            His family (wife Britt, son Michael, and daughter Annika) remember Doug for his quiet but warm love, his strength of character, his ever-enduring pragmatism, and his dry sense of wit.

            Services will be held at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, October 4, followed by a celebration of Doug’s life at the San Diego Yacht Club at 3:00 p.m....

 

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SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Friday, 29 September 2006

 

            Doug Alford, a commercial pilot who became an attorney, took up sailing actively in the 1960s as he raised his family in Point Loma. His enthusiasm for the sea led him to the San Diego Yacht Club, where years later he became its commodore.

            That role cast him into the fray of helping arrange the America’s Cup race in San Diego in 1988 and represent the club’s interests in controversial rules debates that attracted international attention.

            A third-generation San Diegan, Mr. Alford died Sept. 22 at Scripps Mercy Hospital in Hillcrest, where he had been born 74 years before. He had suffered from pneumonia after a lengthy illness.

            The commodore typically has the honor of overseeing club affairs for a year. But Mr. Alford in 1988 had to face “the wildcat challenge from Michael Fay,” recalled Dr. Fred Frye, yacht club commodore the previous year. “He stood tall and did a magnificent job.”

            The San Diego Yacht Club had earned the right to host the 1988 America’s Cup after the club’s Dennis Conner had beaten New Zealander Michael Fay.

            Fay wanted to use a long, 95-foot boat in the event usually populated with 65-foot boats. So Mr. Alford argued that Conner’s club, too, ought to be allowed to use a boat of its choosing. The courts agreed, and Conner’s 60-foot catamaran, the twin-hulled Stars & Stripes, defeated Fay’s.

            “He stood up to a lot of criticism and was a gentleman all the way and a skillful negotiator,” Frye said.

            Mr. Alford’s experience as an attorney also was valuable, Frye said.

            Mr. Alford had to take time from his law practice to defend the yacht clubs’ interests in negotiations with race officials and participants, his son, Michael Alford, recalled. He also traveled to New Zealand and Australia for negotiations.

            Also that year, Mr. Alford resisted efforts by some corporate sponsors to hold the regatta elsewhere.

            Mr. Alford was born Charles Douglas Alford in 1932. He graduated from Hoover High School. He attended the University of Southern California and played center on the football team.

            He left USC before graduating to join the Marine Corps and become a pilot.

He was stationed in Hawaii, Japan and Korea between the Korean and Vietnam wars. Mr. Alford was among the first to fly the Navy’s FJ-2 Fury jet fighter. Like flying, he loved fast sports, such as sailing, bicycling and skiing, said his son.

            In 1956, he left the Marines and became a commercial pilot for TWA. Shortly after, Mr. Alford met his future wife, Ulla-Britt Jonsson, a Pan American flight attendant from Malmo, Sweden.

            They moved to San Francisco, where Mr. Alford completed his undergraduate work at San Francisco State University. They married in 1959. He embraced his new Swedish ties, learning to speak Swedish and traveling with his family to Sweden through the years.

            He graduated from UC Berkeley’s Boalt School of Law in 1963, and the next year the couple moved to San Diego, where he began practicing law at Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps.

            After being a partner for about 15 years and his practice having turned toward specialization in maritime and insurance law, he started two law firms that represented insurance giants, including Lloyds of London.

            While Mr. Alford and his wife raised their son and daughter in Point Loma, he became an active sailor and member of the San Diego Yacht Club, joining its board of directors and becoming its commodore for the year in 1988.

            Stepping down after his year’s service, Mr. Alford remembered the year as a unique time in yachting, and consuming.

            “It was a full-time thing,” Michael Alford recalled. “He was trying to defend the spirit of this event. He wanted it to be decided on the water,” his son said. “He was sad it had gotten into the courts and legal issues.”

            “I supported what he was trying to do. I was proud of him trying to defend San Diego’s interests.”

            At age 59, Mr. Alford took up road cycling and joined a local riding team, the Cyclo-Vets. He participated in national races and placed in many, including a silver medal at the national championships of the U.S. Cycling Federation. Though a strong cyclist, he had three serious accidents, so he grudgingly took up golf, said his daughter, Annika Alford.

            In 1999, he was diagnosed with cancer of the mouth and eventually was unable to chew solid foods. He lost weight over years during treatment, and his health deteriorated.

            Despite his illness, he played golf as long as possible, into 2004, his daughter said.

            Survivors, in addition to his wife, include son Michael Alford of Santa Monica; and daughter Annika Alford of San Francisco.

            Services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Wednesday at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery. A reception at the San Diego Yacht Club will follow at 3 p.m.

            Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

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Photo from Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jon Verdick

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles D. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 19 July 1932, last residence San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Daisy Ulla-Britt Jönsson Alford; and parents, Chester Herman Alford and Aline Day Alford Crocker, in this compilation.

            CA Births lists Charles Douglas Alford, born 19 July 1932 in San Diego Co., mother’s maiden name Day.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s “Michael Alford Family” in About Alfords, July 1984.

            His lineage: Charles Douglas 1932 CA1, Chester Herman 1909 PA2, Herman Caldwell 1881 PA3, Franklin Pierce 1856 PA4, Thomas J. 1827 PA5, John A. 1790 on ship from Ireland6, Michael 1760 Ireland7.

 

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CHARLES E. HOLFORD

 

WEST COUNTY TIMES

Richmond, Contra Costa Co., CA—20 January 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

June 21, 1911–Jan. 12, 1998

 

            Charles Holford, a retired teacher, died Jan. 12 in a Berkeley hospital. He was 86.

            The native of Gainesville, Texas, lived in Richmond many years.

            He is survived by his wife, Theresa Holford of Richmond; daughters, Lorraine Holford of Richmond and Barbara Holford of Los Angeles; a sister, Ophelia Hill of Los Angeles; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

            Services: 11 a.m. Wednesday at McGee Avenue Baptist Church in Berkeley.... Fouche’s Hudson Funeral Home in Oakland.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles E. Holford (SS# issued in TX) was born 21 June 1911, but his death date is listed as January 15, last residence Richmond, Contra Costa Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Theresa Evelyn Hicks Holford, in this compilation.

 

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CHARLES FRANK ALFORD

 

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Charles Frank Alford, center, and his siblings Marian A. Alford and William Clyde Alford

Photo from Eric Olson’s Olson/Alford/Nedrow/Seim/Carpenter/Clark/Rackliff/Lewis/Riggs Family Tree (Ancestry) - used with permission

 

DAILY COURIER

Oxnard, Ventura Co., CA—Thursday, 21 October 1926

 

BOY’S BODY TO BE TAKEN TO FERNDALE

 

            The body of Frank Alford, 14 year old son of Mrs. Henry Snyder [sic: Schneider], will be taken north tonight to Ferndale, in Humboldt county. Frank Alford died Tuesday night, 11:30 p.m. of pneumonia.

            Mr. and Mrs. Snyder have been living In Oxnard, just moving here from Leesdale where they lived for about a year. Frank was attending the eighth grade in the Springville school before being taken sick.

            The young lad was born in Woodland [Cowlitz Co.], Wash., November 12, 1912 [sic: November 30, 1912]. Most of the boy’s relatives live around Ferndale. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Snyder arc accompanying the remains.

 

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Photo from Ferndale Cemetery, Ferndale, Humboldt Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cristy

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his brother William Clyde “Buzz” Alford; and grandfather William B. Alford in this compilation.

            From Washington Births, 1907–1919 (Ancestry): Unnamed Alford, male, was born 30 Nov 1912 in Cowlits Co., WA, son of Clyde D. Alford and Jennie Rackliffe.

            Eric Olson’s family tree (see photo caption) includes an extensive collection of family documents and photos. Two of the documents include Frank’s full name and correct birth date. Another document shows his mother’s signature as Jennie Schneider.

            Frank’s father died in 1916, apparently of tuberculosis.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Charles Frank 1912 WA1, Clyde Charles 1877 CA2, William B. 1851 OH3, Barsella 1816 OH4, Elijah 1780 MA5, Elijah 1757 MA6, Elijah 1732 CT7, Josiah 1696 CT8, Josiah 1649 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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CHARLES LEE HALFORD

 

THE RECORD

Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA—Wednesday, 10 January 2007

 

Sept. 8, 1920–December 27, 2006

 

            Charles Lee Halford, passed away Wednesday, December 27, 2006.

            He was the oldest child of Charles Jackson and Lela Toomer Halford. The family moved from Texas to Lone, Arkansas when he was a child. He joined the Civilian Conservation Corp in 1935. He worked in Sawtooth Mountains of Idaho and later near his home in Arkansas. He completed an apprenticeship and became a dental laboratory technician while living in Texas. He moved to California in 1945. He worked for several dentists before becoming a partner in the Maze & Brazeau Dental Laboratory. He retired in 1984.

            He married Claire Marshall in 1949. They raised their four children in Lathrop and Manteca, California. He served as Scoutmaster for the Lathrop Boy Scouts. He was on the Board of Lathrop Elementary School in the 1980’s. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church of Stockton and the United Lutheran Church of Manteca. He held leadership position in both congregations.

            He is survived by his wife, Claire; children, Judy of Stockton, CA, Mary of Greenbelt, MD, Charles of Manteca, CA and Marjorie of Portland, OR; sisters, Mary of Seattle, WA and Margaret of Eastover, SC; brothers, Kenneth of Stockton, CA and Foster of Minden, LA and 3 grandchildren.

            Services will be held on Saturday, January 13, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. at the Merrill Gardens at Carson Oaks, 6715 Inglewood St., Stockton, CA.

            Services will be in the living room of the Assisted Living Facility where Charles and Claire lived. He will be buried at Sea. Arrangements are being made through the Neptune Society of Northern CA, Stockton Branch....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Charles Halford (SS# issued in AR), last residence Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his brother Kenneth M. “Mack” Halford in this compilation.

            His HALFORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Charles Lee 1920 TX1, Charles Jackson 1884 AR2, Archibald Jackson Millard Fillmore 1858 TN3, Alfred Marion 1831 TN4, Bradley 1792 NC5, John 1765 VA6.

 

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CHARLES S. ALVORD

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—13 February 1943

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Entered into rest in this city, February 13, 1943, Charles S. Alvord, beloved husband of Catherine A. Alvord, loving father of Mrs. Eleta Alvord Schroeder of San Francisco; a native of Missouri.

            Mr. Alvord is at the Palm Chapel of James R. Garlick, corner of Twentieth and P Streets, where friends are welcome. Friends are invited to attend the funeral Monday at 2 p.m. from the Palm Chapel of James R. Garlock, corner of Twentieth and P Street. Entombment East Lawn Mausoleum. Please omit flowers. Services at the Mausoleum under the auspices of Sacramento Lodge No. 6, B.P.O.E.

 

AAFA NOTES: CA Deaths lists Charles S. Alvord, born 20 May 1869 in MO and died 13 Feb 1943 in Sacramento Co., mother’s maiden name Sullivan.

            Charles and his wife Catherine were the only Alvords enumerated in 1930 Sacramento, CA. According to that census he was born about 1879 in Missouri. They were also the only two Alvords in 1920 Sacramento Co. In 1910 Charles and Catherine were in Sacramento Co. with their daughter Eleta A. who was born in CA in 1895. Also in Sacramento Co. in 1910 was a William B. Alvord 37, born in Missouri.

            In the 1908 Alvord book we found Charles S. Alvord b. about 1875 in St. Louis, then a printer in Sacramento, CA. His brother Bruce, b. St. Louis was also a resident of Sacramento CA. His father was Charles Seymour Alvord who had two wives. He married one in Nov. 1875 which was about the year Charles S. was born.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His ALVORD lineage: Charles S. 1875 MO1, Charles Seymour 1847 OH2, William Brewster 1803 CT3, Butler 1780 CT4, Daniel 1743 CT5, Thomas 1710 MA6, Thomas 1683 CT7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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CHARLES WILLIAM ALFORD

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—Thursday, 10 February 1977

 

            Alford, in this city, February 4, 1977, Charles William Alford. Brother of Nellie Wilson of Auburn, Walter Bennett of Santa Barbara and C. Clifford Bennett of this city. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.

            A native of California, aged 62 years.

            Friends are respectfully invited to attend graveside services Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock at Sacramento Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery…. A.J. Nicoletti Funeral Home in charge.

 

Photo from Sacramento County Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, MockingbirdTales

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 23 Jan 1915 and died _____ Feb 1977, last residence Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his mother, Alice Ann Fippin Bennett Alford, in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Charles William Alford was born 23 Jan 1915 in Grass Valley, Nevada Co., CA, and died _____ Feb 1977. His parents were Charles Alford and Alice A. Fippin.

            On Charles W. Alford’s 1940 WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 25, born 15 Jan 1915 [different than SSDI and SSACI] in Grass Valley, Nevada Co., CA. He is living in San Francisco and is married to Mrs. Charles Alford, who is living in Nevada City, Nevada Co., CA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His possible lineage: Charles William 1915 CA1, Charles 1852 IA2, George W. 1825 VA3, William 1800 VA4.

 

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CHARLOTTE ANN ALFORD DAY MALONE

 

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN [not verbatim]

Bakersfield, Kern Co., CA—10 May 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Charlotte Malone ended a five-month battle with lung cancer on Sunday, May 7, 2000. She was the beloved wife of Patrick Malone and mother of Christopher Day. Charlotte also had three stepchildren, Heather, Amy, and P.J. Malone and four grandchildren.

            Born on May 22, 1948, in Stantion [?], Texas. She was a proud graduate of the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. She moved to California in 1988 to continue career ambitions as an accountant. Charlotte had a career change in the late 80’s. She became a detention officer for Kern County and advanced to the state where she was a sergeant at Corcoran State Prison.

            Charlotte was preceded in death by her brother, Jerry Alford, and is survived by her siblings, Gloria Green, Alice Grove, Jackie Alford, and Johnny Alford. Her nieces and nephews, Tammie Berry, Linda Green, Ron Green, and Gary Green also survive her.

            Services [will be] held on Thursday, May 11 at Hillcrest Memorial Park and Mortuary in Bakersfield followed by a graveside service.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Charlotte A. Day (SS# issued in TX), but her birth date is listed as 22 March 1948, last residence not listed.

            Texas Birth Index, 1903–1997 (Ancestry), lists Charlette Ann Alford born 22 March 1948 in McMullen Co., daughter of John J. Alford and Rosa Lee Alford. Alice Ruth Alford was born 15 Feb 1942 in Ector Co., daughter of John J. Alford and Rosalee Landis.

            Texas Birth Index also lists her son Christopher Gilbert Day, born 18 July 1972 in Harris Co., son of Darryl Edgar Day and Charlotte Ann Alford.

            Texas Marriage Collection (Ancestry) lists the marriage of Darryl Edgar Day and Charlotte Ann Alford on 12 Nov 1966 in Ector Co.

            From AAFA Texas Cemetery records, Rosa Lee Landis Alford, wife of John J. Alford, (5 Feb 1916 - 30 Apr 1969) is buried in Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Odessa, Ector Co., TX. Texas Death Index, 1903–2000 (Ancestry), confirms the death date and place and lists her marital status as single.

 

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CHAUNCEY HIGLEY ALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—16 January 1931

 

            At 3645 Crestmont avenue, January 14, Chauncey H. Alford, beloved husband of Henrietta A. Alford; loving father of Lelia K. Wern and Helen Kingsley Badger, and grandfather of Mrs. Cordelia W. Tuttle.

            Funeral services will be held today at 1:30 p.m. from the chapel of Dellenbaugh-Tansell-McKellar, Ind., Ltd., 630 Venice Boulevard.

 

Photo from Evergreen Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Shiver

Inscription: 1ST SGT. CO B MO. INF.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his second wife, Henriette Amanda Smith Kingsley Alford, in this compilation.

            Chauncey was the conductor on a train that Jesse James held up in Missouri in 1874. See “Jesse James Meets Conductor Alford,” in AAFA ACTION, June 1989.

            From Illinois, Marriage Index, 1851–1900 (Ancestry): Chancy Halford married Elizabeth Chrysup on 3 Feb 1859 in Calhoun Co., IL.

            In 1880, they are in St. Louis, MO: Chauncey Alford, R.R. conductor, age 45 PA; his wife Molly Alford 43 MO; sister [sic: sister-in-law] Eliza Francis 39 MO; and a servant.

            Move to ND:

 

WEEKLY ALERT

Jamestown, Stutsman Co., ND—27 July 1893

 

 

            Divorce articles:

 

BISMARCK TRIBUNE

Bismarck, Burleigh Co., ND—Friday, 19 January 1894

 

 

WEEKLY ALERT

Jamestown, Stutsman Co., ND—Thursday, 18 January 1894

 

“From Tuesday’s Daily”

 

 

“From Wednesday’s Daily”

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Chauncey Higley 1835 PA1, Chauncey 1795 VT2, Amasa 1764 MA3, Elijah 1732 CT4, Josiah 1696 CT5, Josiah 1649 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1598 England8.

 

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CHESTER ARTHUR “CHET” ALFORD, JR.

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Wednesday, 27 October 2004

 

 

            Alford, Jr., Chester A. May 21, 1918 to October 7, 2004 Fun loving, kind hearted, with a love for life, “Chet” as he was known to his friends, passed away at the age of 86 after a brief illness.

            He was preceded in death by Ruth, his wife of fifty-nine years, who passed away on February 24, 1998.

            He is survived by his brothers, Tom and Jack, sisters, Evelyn and Genevieve, his three children, Jerry Alford, Roger Alford, and Janet McDonald, eight grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and his loyal four legged companion “Pancho”.

            Chet was a good neighbor and good friend to many. He will be greatly missed by all those who were lucky enough to know him.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Chester A. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence El Cajon, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ruth D. Alford; his parents Chester Arthur Alford Sr. and Evelyn T. Bell Alford; and siblings Evelyn Catherine Alford Stenger Bradbury, Robert Earl Alford, Thomas Holland Alford Sr., and William Joseph Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother John Sidney Alford in Washington Obituaries.

            CA Births lists Chester A. Alford, born 21 May 1918 in Imperial Co., mother’s maiden name Bell.

            On the 1930 census in Imperial, Imperial Co., CA, Chester A. Jr., age 11 b. CA, is listed with his parents, Chester A. Alford 43 LA, and Evelyn B. 40 CA, and his siblings, all b. in CA: Thomas H. 13, Evelyn 10, John S. 7, Robert E. 3-6/12, and Genevieve A. 1-1/12.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Chester Arthur 1918 CA1, Chester Arthur 1887 LA2, Sidney Peterson 1857 AL3, Isaac Hinton 1807 NC4, Peyton 1788 NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC6.

 

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CHESTER ARTHUR ALFORD, SR.

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—10 February 1957

 

            Chester A. Alford, 69, a retired accountant, died Thursday in his home, 3820 38th St. He had lived here 26 years and was a member of the Holy Name Society of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church.

            Alford is survived by his widow, Evelyn; two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Stinger of San Diego and Sister Joan Marie, and five sons, Thomas, Chester A. Jr., John, Robert and Lt. (j.g.) William Alford, USN, all of San Diego.

            The rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. tomorrow in Goodbody’s Boulevard Chapel. Mass will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday in Sacred Heart Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Evelyn T. Bell Alford; and children Chester Arthur “Chet” Alford, Evelyn Catherine Alford Stenger Bradbury, Robert Earl Alford, Thomas Holland Alford Sr., and William Joseph Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son John Sidney Alford in Washington Obituaries.

            CA Deaths lists Chester Arthur Alford, born 19 Feb 1887 in LA, died 7 Feb 1957 in San Diego Co., mother’s maiden name Delhoume.

            From AAFA’s Alford Marriages in Louisiana: S.P. Alford married Alice Delhomme 4 Oct 1881 in Lafayette Parish.

            A family tree on Ancestry (unknown submitter) shows Chester Arthur Alford’s parents as Sidney Peterson Alford and Alice Delhomme. Sidney’s parents are listed as L.H. Alford and E.P. Stevens. Sidney’s parents are listed elsewhere as I.H. and E.P. Stephen.

 

            In 1910, Gardena, Los Angeles Co., CA:

 

John Y. Bedell         head                  29   TX AL AL      first marriage, 7 years

                                                                                          hotel clerk

Mabel                       wife                   26   TX AL LA      first marriage, 7 years

                                                                                          1 child, 1 living

Bernice A.                dau                      6   TX TX TX

Sydney P. Alford     father-in-law     50   AL AL LA      laundry teamster

                                                                                          widower

Chester                     brother-in-law   22   LA AL LA      RR office clerk

Earl                           brother-in-law   19   LA AL LA      RR office clerk

 

            In 1870, Jones Bluff, Sumter Co., AL: Sidney Alford, 13 AL, is living with his probable mother, Elizabeth Alford, 39 SC, and his brothers Willie 11 AL and James 10 AL. Listed after Elizabeth is what looks like “_____, Steves” 59 SC.

            In 1860, Rankin Co., MS: I.H. Alford, 51 NC, E.P. 30 SC, and males M.L. 9 AL, S.P. 3 MS, and W.G. 11/12 MS.

            From Alabama, County Marriage Records (Ancestry): Isaac H. Alford married Elizabeth P. Stephens on 24 Apr 1849, in Autauga Co, AL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Chester Arthur 1887 LA1, Sidney Peterson 1857 AL2, Isaac Hinton 1807 NC3, Peyton 1788 NC4, James Lodwick 1749 NC5.

 

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CHESTER HERMAN ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Thursday, 14 March 1935

 

FUNERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

March 11, 1935. Chester H. Alford, beloved husband of Aline Alford; father of Charles Douglas Alford, San Diego; son of Mrs. Anna B. Alford; brother of Mrs. Lois Hill, Miss Mary Alford, F. Paul Alford, and Wm. H. Alford; nephew of P.H. Bratchie, all of New Castle, Pa.; age 26 years.

            Friends are invited to attend services Saturday, March 16, at 3 p.m. from Bonham Brothers’ mortuary, Fourth and Elm sts….

 

In another article:

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Thursday, 14 March 1935

 

RITES FOR VICTIM OF ACCIDENT SET

 

            Funeral services will be held Saturday, 3 p.m., at Bonham Brothers chapel for Chester H. Alford, 26, who died Monday at a local hospital of injuries suffered when a car on which he was working slipped from the jack and fell on him. Dr. Wallace Hamilton, First Presbyterian church, will officiate.

            Alford, a native of Pennsylvania, came to San Diego five years ago. He was a partner in the Balch and Alford service station, 3005 G. st.

            He is survived by his wife, Aline; mother, Anna B. Alford; two sis- [article is jumbled here] a son, Charles D., of San Diego; his [sis]ters, Lois Hill and Hary [sic] Alford, and two brothers, Paul and William H. Alford, all of Newcastle, Pa.

 

In another article:

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Saturday, 16 February 1935

 

AUTO SLIPS FROM JACK, FALLS ON BACK OF MAN

 

            While working under his auto in the garage behind his home, Chester Alford, 26, 3009 C. st. was injured seriously when the auto slipped from a jack and fell on him.

            Alford was taken to the county hospital in the police ambulance. His back and hips were injured. His condition is critical.

 

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Photo from Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Chris & Candy L.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Aline Day Alford Crocker; and son Charles Douglas Alford in this compilation.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s “Michael Alford Family” in About Alfords, July 1984.

            His lineage: Chester Herman 1909 PA1, Herman Caldwell 1881 PA2, Franklin Pierce 1856 PA3, Thomas J. 1827 PA4, John A. 1790 on ship from Ireland5, Michael 1760 Ireland6.

 

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CLARA MARLENE O’DAY ALFORD

 

MERCURY NEWS [not verbatim]

San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA—14 July 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Clara Marlene Alford passed away at home in Mountain View [Santa Clara Co.] on July 4, 1998 at age 61. Memorial services [will be] held on July 18 at Calvary Baptist Church in Redwood City.

            A 1955 graduate of Mountain View High School, she was a retired senior administrative assistant at Syntex Labs in Palo Alto.

            Her daughters Regina Alford and Denise Wheaton; grandchildren Jeanette Alford and Bryan Wheaton; and son-in-law Roger Wheaton survive her.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clara M. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 31 March 1937, last residence Mountain View, Santa Clara Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her daughter Regina Kay Alford in this compilation.

            CA Births lists Clara Marlene Oday, born 31 March 1937 in Santa Clara Co., mother’s maiden name Knake.

 

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CLARA VIOLET ALFORD

 

INDEPENDENT

Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA—Friday, 13 June 1969

 

            Alford—Clara V. of 97 E. Louise St. Age 93.

            Survived by half-brother, Harrison Alford; 2 nephews, James G. Alford and Ray H. Alford; several other relatives in Indiana.

            Service Friday 2 p.m. Hunter Mortuary Chapel.

 

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Photo from Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA,—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jon Reeves

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clara Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 31 Jan 1876, last residence Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her sister Emma Jane Alford De Berry in this compilation.

            CA Deaths lists Clara V. Alford died 11 June 1969 in Los Angeles Co., born 31 Jan 1876 in IN, mother’s maiden name Chandler.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #12.

            Her lineage: Clara Violet 1876 IN1, James Madison 1841 IN2, George Washington 1817 IN3, James 1791 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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CLARENCE LAMBERT ALFORD, SR.

Father of Clarence Lambert Alford, Jr., AAFA #1537

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Wednesday, 18 December 1996

 

            Services for Clarence Lambert Alford, 75, of Fresno, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at Community Bible Church. Mr. Alford, owner of Pilot Car Service and retired from Hershey Foods, died Sunday [December 15].

            Remembrances may be sent to Saint Agnes Hospice, 1303 E. Herndon Ave., Fresno 93720 or to Community Bible Church, 2044 E. Nees, Fresno 93720. Chapel of The Light is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clarence L. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 18 Oct 1921, last residence Fresno, Fresno Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his second wife, Avonelle Skelton Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his first wife, Louise Johnson Alford Colman, in Kentucky Obituaries; and of his sister Georgia Helen Alford Hall in Indiana Obituaries.

            From Clarence Alford Jr.: Clarence and Avonelle were cremated.

            CA Deaths lists Clarence Lambert Alford, born 18 Oct 1921 in KY, died 15 Dec 1996 in Fresno Co., mother’s maiden name Trogdon.

            From Kentucky Birth Index, 1911–1999 (Ancestry): Clarence L. Alford was born 18 Oct 1921 in Henderson Co., mother’s name Adalee Trogden.

            His parents were William Clay Alford (1899–1982) and his first wife, Ada Lee Trogden (1897–1985).

            On William Clay Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 20, born 3 Sept 1899. He is a finisher for the Murphy Chair Co. living in Owensboro, Daviess Co., KY. His nearest relative is Ada L. Alford.

            His lineage: Clarence Lambert 1921 KY1, William Clay 1899 KY2, Joseph Clayton KY 18713, Joseph 1846 KY4, Joseph 1814 KY5.

 

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CLARK HALFORD, JR.

 

DAILY NEWS

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—Friday, 10 March 1989

 

            Halford, Clark, Jr., 63, of Arleta, factory worker. Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at Grand View Memorial Park, Glendale. Scovern Mortuary, Glendale.

 

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Photo from Grand View Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, katsand

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clark Halford (SS# issued in MS) was born 13 Aug 1926 and died _____ March 1989, last residence Pacoima, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            We included the obituary of his sister Maudie Halford Bishop in Mississippi Obituaries.

            From SSACI: Clark Halford Jr. was born 13 Aug 1926 in Louin, Jasper Co., MS, son of Henry C. Halford and Onnie M. Montgomery. He died _____ March 1989.

            From CA Deaths: Clark Halford, born 13 Aug 1925 in MS, died 4 March 1989 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name McGunnen.

            On his 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), Clark’s father signs his name Wilson H. Clark Halford. He was born 24 Sept 1881 and was living in Louin, Jasper Co., MS.

            From SSACI: Henry Clark Halford was born 2 Sept 1881 in Montrose, Jasper Co., MS, son of John Halford and Jane Harrelson.

 

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CLARK BAKER ALFORD

 

Clark Baker Alford (#2)

Photo from Brenda Jackson Bergsaker Monaco, a descendant of Wesley J. Alford (son of Ashley Owen Alford)

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—4 September 1928

 

            Of 3938 Second avenue, Dr. Clark B. Alford, aged 89 years, beloved father of M.C. Alford.

            Funeral Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. from the chapel of E. Clair Overholtzer Co., 1236 South Grand.

 

In another article:

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—6 September 1928

 

Official Death List

 

Name and place of death                 Age           Date

ALFORD, Clark, Los Angeles        89              Sept. 2

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his sons Milton Clark Alford and Harvey Carroll Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Stephen P. Alford in Illinois Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Clark Baker 1839 NY1, Ruel 1801 VT2, Ashley Owen 1770 VT3, Benedict 1716 CT4, Benedict 1688 CT5, Jeremiah 1655 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1598 England8.

 

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CLARK HENRY ALVORD

 

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY SUN

San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA—Sunday, 14 June 1942

 

RETIRED MERCHANT SUMMONED BY DEATH

 

ONTARIO, June 13—Clark H. Alvord, retired wholesale merchant, died last evening [June 12] at his home, 145 Twelfth avenue, following an eight week’s illness, at the age of 90 years.

            A native of Marathon, N.Y., Mr Alvord came to California 26 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio, and after residence of five years in Los Angeles came to make his home in Upland.

            He is survived by his widow.

            Funeral services for Mr. Alvord will be conducted Monday, 2 p.m., at the Stone mortuary, 329 East Ninth street. The Rev. Samuel Hughes, pastor of the Upland Methodist church, to which the decendent belonged, will officiate. Interment will be in Belleview cemetery, Ontario.

 

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Photo from Bellevue Memorial Park, Ontario, San Bernardino Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cecilia

 

AAFA NOTES: From CA Deaths: Clark Henry Alvord, born 4 March 1852 in NY, died 12 June 1942 in San Bernardino Co.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His ALVORD lineage: Clark Henry 1852 NY1, Edmond 1822 NY2, Almorine 1790 MA3, Josiah 1735 MA4, Josiah 1704 MA5, Benjamin 1658 CT6, Alexander 1627 England7, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England8.

 

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CLAUDE HOWARD ALFORD

 

THE RECORD

Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA—Tuesday, 14 December 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Claude H. Alford, 75, of Stockton died Thursday [December 9] in a hospital.

            Mr. Alford was born in Sawyer [Choctaw Co.], OK. He lived in Stockton for 59 years. Mr. Alford was a grinder with American Molding & Mill Works. He was a member of United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 3088. Mr. Alford served in the Army during World War II. He was married for 56 years.

            Survivors: wife, Lorene L. Alford of Stockton; daughter, Sandra Jones of Stockton; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

            Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday, Evergreen Chapel at Cherokee Memorial Park, East Harney Lane and Highway 99, Lodi.... Committal: Cherokee Memorial Park, Lodi. Mortuary; Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home, Lodi, CA.

 

Photo from Lodi Memorial Cemetery, Lodi, San Joaquin Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, LyndaBentz

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Claude H. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 29 Oct 1924, last residence Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Lorene L. Cook Alford; and mother, Mary Ona Usrey Alford, in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Claude Howard Alford was born 29 Oct 1924 in Sawyer, Choctaw Co., OK, son of Henry M. Alford and Ona M. Usrey. He died 9 Dec 1999.

            In 1930 in Dabney, Beckham Co., OK, Claude L. Alford, age 5 born OK, is living with his parents, Monroe Alford 30 AR (parents born TN) and Ona 25 TX, and his brother H.M. Jr. 7 OK.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Claude Howard 1924 OK1, Henry Monroe 1900 AR2, Joseph David 1842 AR3, David Winston 1823 AL4, David 1785 VA5, Robert 1760 England6.

 

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CLELL ERWIN ALFORD

Father of Jack Gordon Alford, AAFA #1273

 

[Although he died in WA, we are also including his obituary here because of his close ties to CA.]

 

Clell “Shorty” Alford in 1969

Photo from his son Jack Alford—used with permission

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Monday, 13 March 1972

 

            Alford—Clell E. Husband of Madalyne Alford. Father of Jack G. Alford, Brother of Everett W. Alford. 2 grandchildren. Memorial services Wed. 10 a.m. Greenwood Mortuary under the auspices of ESD Lodge No. 561 F&AM. Entombment Greenwood Mausoleum.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that C. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 24 Oct 1908 and died _____ March 1972, last residence Priest River, Bonner Co., ID [?].

            See the obituaries of his second wife, Madalyne Baldwin Alford; parents, Gus Walden Alford and Verna Moredock Alford Williams; and brothers Everett Walden Alford and Roy Carl Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his first wife, Ruth Allison Chilcote Alford Cloes, in Washington Obituaries.

            Washington Death Index, 1940–1996 (Ancestry) lists Clell E. Alford, died 10 March 1972 in Spokane, Spokane Co., WA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            His lineage: Clell Erwin 1908 OK1, Gus Walden 1884 KY2, John Hardin 1841 KY3, Joseph 1812 KY4, Achilles 1772 VA or NC5, John before 1750 VA?6.

 

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CLEO ROSS ALFORD

 

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY SUN

San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA—14 August 1968

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Cleo Ross Alford, 67, 3456 Bronson St., San Bernardino, died Monday, San Bernardino hospital. Native Kansas, resident San Bernardino 30 years. Retired immigrant investigator.

            Member: Elks Lodge No. 3362; National Association of retired Civil Employees.

            Survivors: widow, Mary D., San Bernardino; sisters, Mrs. Nina Stone, San Leandro, Mrs. Stella Jester, Montana, Mrs. June Holeman, Kansas; brother, John, Kansas.

            Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Mark B. Shaw chapel; burial, Montecito Memorial Park….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cleo Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 14 June 1901 and died _____ August 1968, last residence San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA.

            We included the obituaries of his mother, Lida Jane Eakins Alford; brother John Lee Alford; and grandmother Mary Jane McGee Alford in Kansas Obituaries; and of his sister Stella Mae Alford Jester in Montana Obituaries.

            CA Deaths lists Cleo R. Alford, born 14 June 1901 and died 12 August 1968, mother’s maiden name Eakins.

            On the 1930 census, Cleo is living alone in Curlew, Ferry Co., WA, dwelling #28: Cleo R. Alford, single age 28 b. KS, working for the Border Patrol.

            Cleo’s parents were Albert Lee Alford and Lida Jane Eakins. Family members reporting data list his wife as Dorothy.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #12.

            His lineage: Cleo Ross 1901 KS1, Albert Lee 1875 IN2, Joseph McClure 1834 VA3, John 1795 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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NNNN CLOVIS COY FOX ALFORD

 

Clovis Coy Fox

Photo from her daughter Joanie Alford’s Joanie Alford Family Tree (Ancestry) - used with permission

 

PRESS DEMOCRAT

Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., CA—Tuesday, 1 March 1994

 

Clovis C. Alford

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clovis Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 8 July 1925, last residence Clearlake, Lake Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Bill Odell Alford, in this compilation.

            From CA Deaths: Clovis Coy Alford was born 8 July 1925 in OK and died 27 Feb 1994, daughter of _____ Fox and _____ Bayles.

 

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CLOYDE ALLEN ALFRED

 

Custer Christiansen Mortuary

Covina, Los Angeles Co., CA—Thursday, 6 January 2011

 

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Born: January 12, 1940

Died: December 28, 2010

 

Visitation

Thursday, January 06, 2011

4:00pm - 8:30pm

Custer Christiansen Chapel

Covina, California

 

Funeral Service

Friday, January 07, 2011

11:00am

Second Baptist Church

2412 Griffith Ave

Los Angeles, California 90011

 

            Cloyde Allen Alfred was a modest man, quiet and observant in his ways. He was trustworthy and traditional in his approach to his life and in his relationships. He was tough-minded with the kind of “stick to it” attitude that earned the respect of all who knew him. He was also a man who was meticulous, carefully disciplined, and orderly in virtually everything he undertook. Realistic about life, he was always at the ready, prepared to take on responsibility.

            Cloyde was born on January 12, 1940 in Charenton, Louisiana. His parents were Clarence and Lethia Alford. Cloyde was raised in Port Arthur, Texas. He was brought up to be self-confident and dependable. These were traits that would serve him well throughout his life.

            Growing up in the Alfred household was a bit different than most homes. There were good times to be had, but just as often there was a fair share of challenges as well. However, Cloyde was able to work through the usual family problems when they appeared, and he was the one person in the family who seemed able to keep the stress at bay. Cloyde was raised with eight siblings. He had five brothers, June, Joe, Herbert, Larry and Darrell, three younger sisters, Sherry, Linda and Lori. Cloyde was constantly involved in activities with his brothers and sisters. Cloyde and his siblings may have had the typical rivalries while growing up but Cloyde was always consistently loyal to his family.

            As a young child, Cloyde was never someone who needed to be the center of attention. He wasn’t pushy and never forced his way into games or other activities. Cloyde developed a variety of interests, though, and the things he enjoyed doing he did well. He was always curious about the world around him and was often eager to explore it. Cloyde took part in swimming, football and he loved all sports. He was a Boy Scout. In his spare time he liked reading, puzzles, board games and fishing. However, what Cloyde enjoyed most was simply playing and spending time with his many friends.

            While his teachers and even his friends generally thought of Cloyde as being a serious person, he managed to have a pretty good time in high school as he made that critical transition from adolescence to adulthood. He graduated from Lincoln High School in 1958. He enjoyed some courses more than others, having favorite classes and teachers. His favorite class in high school was math, calculus and trigonometry. The teacher he enjoyed learning from the most was Oprah Johnson. He was in an accelerated math class. Cloyde was a very logical person who enjoyed learning about factual information. Using his exceptional memory, he was able to learn much through observation. Cloyde always seemed to have a command of the facts and was able to make it seem as though he could easily master any problem that might be presented to him.

            College life brought with it a new set of challenges, but Cloyde handled them well. Being a critical thinker who always remained intellectually independent, Cloyde was able to focus on the task at hand in order to complete his class work. He seemed to thrive on college reading assignments, something that often bogged down his classmates. Cloyde was able to read the material and retain the information in a way that impressed his fellow classmates. The ability to efficiently complete the task at hand was a skill that served Cloyde well during his college experience. He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas Southern University. His favorite courses were College Math.

            Always considered to be a solid friend, Cloyde was fortunate to have numerous acquaintances and several very close friends during his life. Since he disliked making generalizations about people and preferred to draw his own conclusions based on direct observation, Cloyde was able to see beneath the surface of relationships and became a true friend to those who knew him. He was committed to his friends and valued the trust he placed in them. It was not uncommon for Cloyde to go beyond the call of duty for others, and friends frequently sought him out for advice because he had a knack for coming up with practical solutions to any type of dilemma. While growing up, some of his best friends were Phillip Lavalis. Later in life, he became friends with Alvin Cashie, Roger Mance, Marvin Fowler and David Parnell.

            On December 24, 1964 Cloyde exchanged wedding vows with Wilma Laday at the St Paul Methodist Church of Port Arthur, Texas. Compassionate and devoted to Wilma, Cloyde held endearing, traditional values about marriage and family life. He took the responsibility of marriage to heart, giving it his total commitment. He was a source of strength to Wilma and using his gifts at nurturing one-on-one relationships, he worked hard to make his new family happy.

            Cloyde brought the same traditional values in his marriage to bear on how he raised his children. He was a good parent to them, always firm yet fair in his dealings. He would always listen carefully and think things through before he acted, even when it was an adverse situation. Cloyde was also a walking schedule, always seeming to know what everyone in the family needed to do, where they needed to be and when they needed to be there. Cloyde was blessed with two children, one son, Cloyde “Ty” and one daughter Courtney “Joy”. They were also blessed with three grandchildren, Tylor, Brooklyn and Leilani.

            Cloyde greatly enjoyed what he did for a living. He was a hard worker who expected the same in return from his co-workers. He was skilled at working effectively in small groups and in one-on-one situations as well as handling solo assignments efficiently. Cloyde enjoyed dealing with concrete ideas and could penetrate any amount of fuzzy information to reach the essential facts. Always able to attend to the task at hand, Cloyde was excellent at meeting deadlines. He was an efficient worker, one who paid careful attention to detail, allowing sufficient time to complete one task before moving on to the next. His primary occupation was Accounting. He was employed for 10 years by Shell Oil and 15 years with Getty Oil. Cloyde worked hard to be a team player, doing what was necessary in order to get the job done.

            Cloyde was an Marine Veteran. A literal thinker who possessed a calm exterior, Cloyde seemed to enjoy the routines set forth by the military. His results-oriented approach to things made him committed to the job, and he understood well his role in serving his country.

            Cloyde liked to experience things first-hand as well as learn about them. This trait carried over into his hobbies, where he was very methodical in how he organized his activities and categorized things. Since he enjoyed his private time, Cloyde always tried to allocate a specific time for working on his hobbies. His favorite pursuits were swimming, coin collecting, fishing, gardening and cooking. Cloyde was content to enjoy his hobbies alone but was also willing to share his interests with others.

            Cloyde found pleasure in sports. Being a person who was comfortable making win/lose decisions throughout life, he could appreciate that athletes made those types of decisions in sports. He applauded those who won, and he enjoyed the statistical data and sports facts and could find himself wrapped up in those details. He would watch his favorite sporting events whenever he got the opportunity. Tops on his list were Football, Basketball, Baseball, Golf and tennis.

            Cloyde was a man who was dedicated and devoted to his faith. He was a member of Eastern Star Missionary Baptist Church. He was a sympathetic man who valued his beliefs and was willing to work tirelessly for them.

            Cloyde enjoyed traveling and taking vacations. Since he was an early starter and had a knack for planning everything, traveling with Cloyde appeared effortless. He enjoyed researching all of his examined options and applying cost-effective planning techniques. Plus, no matter where he traveled, Cloyde always had a back up plan at the ready, just in case. Favorite vacations included Port Arthur, Texas or anywhere where there was water.

            Cloyde was a lover of animals and cherished his pets. One of Cloyde’s favorites was Jake, a red Irish Setter and Sheeba, a German Sheppard. They were best friends for Jake - 10 years and Sheeba - 8 years. His family was rounded out by his three cats, Prissy, Sylvester and Kitty.

            When Cloyde’s retirement finally arrived in 1987, he was well prepared. He always trusted and placed value in what was logical and in the things he knew, so he was very confident in planning his retirement. He had begun the process early and had his retirement all laid out well in advance. In retirement, he found new pleasure in swimming and traveling. Even in retirement, Cloyde continued to stay in touch with his old friends while making plenty of new acquaintances. He was active in his new community and felt fulfilled.

            Cloyde Allen Alfred passed away on December 28, 2010 at Queen of the Valley Hospital, West Covina, CA. He is survived by his wife Wilma, his children, Cloyde Alfred Jr. and Courtney Alfred, his grandchildren, Tylor, Brooklynn and Leilani, his brothers, Herbert, Larry and Darrell, his sisters, Sherry, Linda and Lori. Services were held at Second Baptist Church of Los Angeles.

            Commitment is a key word that can be used to describe the life of Cloyde Allen Alfred. He was committed to living the life of a good man who was both practical and trustworthy. He was committed to the traditional values that he upheld his entire life. He committed himself to being a hard worker who expected the same effort in return from those around him. Most of all, he was committed to those he knew and loved.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Cloyde Allen Alfred (SS# issued in TX), last residence Baldwin Park, Los Angeles Co., CA.

 

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CLYDE WAYMOND ALFORD

 

Mary Lee Hinkle Clyde Alford

Siblings Clyde Waymon Alford and Mary Lee Alford Hinkle

Photo from ShawnaRagland’s Ragland Family Tree (Ancestry) – used with permission xxx requested 5/23/2016

 

THE SUN

San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA—Wednesday, 3 December 1980

 

AIR TANKERS COLLIDE; 2 MEN DIE

By Luis J. Rodriguez, Sun Staff Writer

 

INDIO—Two Tucson men were killed Tuesday [December 2] when two C-54 air tankers involved in combating the Southland’s brush fires last week collided in flight near here, authorities said. They were aboard a plane that exploded in a “fiery mess” when it struck the underbelly and wing of the other plane while trying to cross under the other craft, a Riverside sheriff’s spokeswoman said. Someone aboard one of the planes was believed to be taking pictures at the time, she added. “The pilot seems to have misjudged the distance and came up underneath, striking the plane,” she said.

            Major tail damage caused it to careen to the ground near a dump at Dillon Road and Interstate 10. The 1:40 p.m. crash spread debris over a three-mile area of desert, said Bill Johnson of the U.S. Forest Service.

            The second C-54 landed safely at Palm Springs Airport with damage to the right wing, left engine and gear door, a Federal Aviation Administration officer said.

            Killed in the crash were the pilot, Clyde Alford, and a passenger, Ronald Leitnes. Their bodies had not been found by late Tuesday night.

            Aboard the plane that landed in Palm Springs were Kenneth White and Gary Garrett, both of Tucson, who were uninjured.

            The air tankers were privately owned by Waig Inc. of Tucson and contracted to the USFS to aid in fighting the blazes. “They had just been released and were on their way back home,” said a USFS spokesman at Hemet-Ryan airfield where the planes took off about 1:20 p.m. The stricken planes were among 18 air tankers that were temporarily assigned to the base during the height of the recent fires. Normally, only three air tankers are stationed at the base.

 

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Photo from Newport Cemetery, Newport, Pend Oreille Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, PassingTime

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clyde Alford (SS# issued in TN) was born 14 Dec 1930 and died _____ Dec 1980, last residence Newport, Pend Oreille Co., WA.

            We included the obituaries of his siblings Edward J. Alford and Mary Lee Alford Hinkle in Alabama Obituaries.

            From CA Deaths: Clyde Waymond Alford was born 14 Dec 1930 in TN and died 2 Dec 1980 in Riverside Co., CA, mother’s maiden name White.

            From SSACI: Clyde Waymon Alford was born 14 Dec 1930 in Bluff City, Sullivan Co., TN and died _____ Dec 1980. His parents are Willie Alford and Lillie A. White.

            His lineage: Clyde Waymond 1930 TN1, William Elkanah 1901 TN2, John 1841 TN3, unknown father but mother is Sarah 1809 TN4.

 

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CORA AGNES BICKLEY WILSON ALFORD

 

MODESTO BEE

Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA—22 July 1958

 

            Cora Agnes Alford, 77, a resident of Modesto for 16 years, died last night [July 21] in a local hospital following an extended illness.

            A native of Tennessee, she was a member of the Primitive Baptist Church of Salida.

            She leaves five children, Allie Kent of Modesto, Ethel Schlenker of Sacramento, Robert W. Wilson, William B. Wilson, and James H. Wilson of Texas, 12 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 11 AM Thursday in the Shannon chapel.... Burial will be in Lakewood Memorial Park.

 

AAFA NOTES: CA Deaths lists Cora Agnes Alford born 7 Nov 1880 in TN and died 21 July 1958, father’s surname Bickley, mother’s maiden name not listed.

            In 2016, the Lakewood Memorial Park cemetery office, Hughson, Stanislaus Co., CA, confirmed that Cora has no gravestone.

 

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CORA MCCOY STEVESON HALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Wednesday, 1 March 1972

 

            Steveson—Cora D. Mother of John C. Halford. Grandmother of Tommy J. Halford. 2 great-grandchildren. Memorial services Wed. 12 noon Greenwood Mortuary. Interment Greenwood Memorial Park.

 

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Photos from Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, CJ Jackson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cora Steveson (SS# issued in CA) was born 24 Dec 1886 [different than gravestone] and died _____ Feb 1972, last residence National City, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her son John Calvin Halford in this compilation.

            Her maiden name is from her son’s death record.

            CA Deaths: Cora D. Steveson was born 24 Dec 1886 in TX and died 28 Feb 1972 in San Diego Co., CA.

            In 1900, Cora D. McCoy, age 14 born TX, is living with her parents Sol and Sarah J. McCoy and her sister Lizzie in Navarro Co., TX.

            In 1910 Solomon and Sarah J. McCoy are the parents-in-law of Newton and Lou York in Limestone Co., TX. Also living in the household are Cora Stevenson, sister-in-law age 23 TX widow, and Calvin H. Stevenson, nephew, 3 TX.

 

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CORLETT HARRY ALFORD

 

INDEPENDENT

Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA—Thursday, 18 February 1960

 

            ALVORD (Seal Beach)—Corlett H., 67, died Tuesday [February 16].

            Surviving are wife, Dorcas; son, William; daughters, Mrs. Barbara Jackson and Mrs. Martha Dickinson; sister, Mrs. L.H. Dodge.

            Service Friday, 8 p.m., at Dilday Family Funeral Chapel. Graveside service Saturday, 11 a.m., 29 Palms Cemetery. Family requests donations to Cancer Fund.

 

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Photo from Twentynine Palms Cemetery, Twentynine Palms, San Bernardino Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, mks

 

            AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, James Henry “Harry” Alvord and Martha John “Mattie” Paxton Alvord.

            From CA Deaths: Corlett H. Alvord, born 2 Oct 1892 in CA, died 16 Feb 1960 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Paxton.

            On his 1942 WWII Draft Registration, Corlett Harry Alvord, age 50, born 2 Oct 1892 in Los Angeles Co., CA, is living in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Co., CA.

 

In other articles:

 

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY SUN

San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA—Friday, 6 September 1918

 

 

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY SUN

San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA—Wednesday 2 October 1918

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His ALVORD lineage: Corlett Harry 1892 CA1, James Henry “Harry” 1862 IL2, James Henry 1835 OH3, William Brewster 1803 CT4, Butler 1780 CT5, Daniel 1743 CT6, Thomas 1710 MA7, Thomas 1683 CT8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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CORNELIA “JIMMIE” WOOD ALFORD

 

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Bakersfield, Kern Co., CA—Sunday, 4 January 2004

 

Cornelia Jimmie Alford

Feb. 25, 1918–Dec. 28, 2003

 

            Jimmie was born in Glendale, California, in 1918, to Dwight and Sadie Wood. The family relocated to Berkeley, CA where she grew up. She graduated from Berkeley High School and attended U.C. Berkeley graduating with a B.A. in Art. While attending U.C. Berkeley she was a member of Delta Delta Delta sorority.

            Jimmie married C.B. Bart Alford in 1944, where they then made their home in Bakersfield. Jimmie was a homemaker who loved her home and garden, was active in her children’s lives, enjoyed spending summers camping and sailing at Huntington Lake and in later years traveling with her husband. Jimmie enjoyed playing golf at Stockdale Country Club and was a member of the Junior League of Bakersfield. She taught art at Bakersfield High School in the 1960s. Through her love of art, she later created serigraph prints of landscapes and objects that she loved. And through it all, she was a true San Francisco Giants fan.

            She is preceded in death by her husband, Bart and three siblings: Fran, Fred and Lizann.

            She is survived by her son, Bart Alford and daughter-in-law, Pam; her daughter, Lizann Antongivanni and son-in-law, Mike. Also survived by six grandchildren, Michael and wife, Amy, Joe and wife, Jeannie, Tom and wife, Johnna, Ben, Nathan, Barrett and four great-grandchildren, Joe, Emma, Carly and Jack.

            We thank our Mom for a wonderful childhood and lifetime of friendship. We especially want to thank the wonderful staff at Oakdale Heights Assisted Living. A private family memorial will be held. Donations may be made in her name to your favorite charity. Doughty-Calhoun-OMeara Funeral Directors

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Cornelia W. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Bakersfield, Kern Co., CA.

            From CA Births: Elsie C. Wood was born 25 Feb 1918 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Watson.

 

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CURTIS ALFORD

 

THE CHRONICLE

San Francisco, CA—12 August 1916

 

HOME CATCHES FIRE; OWNER DIES OF BURNS

 

FRESNO, August 4—Curtis Alford, aged 26 years, died in a hospital here today from burns received last night when his home on the Standard Oil Company’s property at Dos Palos caught fire. Alford did not discover the flames until his bed was afire.

            Fred Alford, a brother, resides in San Francisco.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his brother Marcus Albert Alford in this compilation.

            From CA Deaths: Curtis Alford, born about 1890, died 4 Aug 1916 in Fresno Co., CA.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of William Alford 1751–1811 NC.

            His lineage: Curtis 1890 AR1, Joseph Andy 1852 AR2, Leander H. 1814 NC3, Andrew 1787 NC4, William 1751 ??5.

 

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DAISY ALFORD HETHERINGTON

 

THE CHRONICLE

San Francisco, CA—Tuesday, 9 January 1940

 

            HETHERINGTON—In Lafayette, January 7, 1940, Dr. Daisy Alford-Hetherington, wife of Clark W. Hetherington, mother of William Alford Hetherington, sister of Mrs. H.G. Jenkins; a native of Fort Worth, Texas.

            Friends are invited to attend services Wednesday afternoon, January 10, at 3 o’clock, at the Chapel of the Chimes, 4499 Piedmont ave., Oakland. (Albert Brown Co.)

 

In another article:

 

THE CHRONICLE

San Francisco, CA—Tuesday, 9 January 1940

 

            Services will be held at 3 o’clock tomorrow afternoon at the Albert Brown chapel, 3476 Piedmont avenue, Oakland, for Dr. Daisy Alford Heatherington, nationally known educator and founder of the University of California play school. She died at her Lafayette home, Sunday.

            Dr. Heatherington, wife of Clark W. Heatherington, professor-emeritus of Stanford University’s school of physical education, was a native of Fort Worth, Texas. She came to California at an early age and settled with her parents in the Porterville-Tulare section, where her father, C.A. Alford, was a pioneer physician.

            In addition to founding the Berkeley play school, where she taught for 19 years, she served for two years as director of health education in San Francisco and for a time as professor of educational psychology at New York University. Since retirement, several years ago, she has been active in Contra Costa county civic and educational affairs.

            Surviving her in addition to her husband are a sister, Mrs. H.G. Jenkins, and a son, William A. Heatherington, both of San Francisco.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her father, Benjamin Michael Alford; and siblings Forest Leon Alford, Josephine Pearl Alford Jenkins, and William Hays Alford in this compilation.

            From CA Deaths: Daisy Alford Hetherington died 7 Jan 1940 in Contra Costa Co. She was born 30 Oct 1876, mother’s maiden name Poer. Her birth year is probably incorrect.

            On the 1900 census (June 3) in Tulare, Tulare Co., CA, Daisy Alford, age 25 born Oct 1874 in TX, is living with her parents, Benjamin M. and Josephine Alford, and her brother Forest L. Alford. Josephine is also listed on May 12 in San Francisco with her son William H. Alford.

            In 1880, Porterville, Tulare Co., CA, D. Alford is age 5, living with her parents, B.M. and J.M. Alford, and 4 siblings.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Daisy 1874 TX1, Benjamin Michael 1833 TN2, Wiley 1783 NC3, Jacob 1738 VA4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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DAISY ULLA-BRITT JÖNSSON ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—26 April 2015

 

Daisy Ulla-Britt Alford Obituary

 

POINT LOMA—Daisy Ulla-Britt Alford, 80, led a remarkable, adventure-filled life, and slipped away peacefully in her home in Point Loma, Tuesday April 21, 2015 at 3:20 am.

            She was born Daisy Ulla-Britt Jönsson in Malmö, Sweden on December 26, 1934, to parents Signe and Sture Jönsson. Britt was raised in Malmö Sweden, along side her younger sister, Rigmor, and she spent her early years in school until she took her “Studenten” degree from Handelsgymnasium school in 1953. She spoke four languages, which is why she responded to a PanAm Airlines recruiting ad, which was looking for young multi-lingual flight attendants. She was one of six young women selected for the open positions, among many hundreds of applicants from Sweden. It was her intelligence, grace, and beauty that helped her land the job, which itself would alter the course of her life. As a young new PanAm flight attendant in the glamour days of commercial flight, she emigrated from Sweden to New York City, where only one week later, she met the love of her life, Charles Douglas Alford, a San Diego-native, and also a new pilot for TWA. The two spent the early days flying to all corners of the globe from New York, and then Britt moved to San Francisco to continue flying from there.

            Doug and Britt were married in San Francisco in 1959. Later, both left flying, and Britt worked in San Francisco to support Doug through law school at Boalt Hall in UC Berkeley. After his graduation in 1963, the two moved to back “home” to San Diego. Britt was one of the few Swedes living in San Diego in the 60’s, raising her two children, Michael and Annika. She dove into getting to know her new San Diegan family, and building ties with local organizations, including the local church, and the House of Sweden in Balboa Park. Britt had a strong drive to instill in her kids a connection back to Sweden, ensuring they spoke Swedish, and traveling frequently to Sweden to be with family.

            After her children were older, Britt returned to school at SDSU where she obtained her degree in Linguistics in 1984. She used her degree to open her own language school, Language Instruction Centrum, in 1991. After over 15 years of hard work, dedication, and community building, the school grew to over 200 students. She later sold the school. Through these years, after over 50 years in the US, and 40 in San Diego, Britt had retained her Swedish citizenship. Reflecting on her roots in San Diego, her family, her entrepreneurialism, and her local community, she decided it was time to become a US Citizen, and was able to cast her first vote in the US Presidential Election of 2008. She retained dual citizenship with Sweden and the US and truly was a citizen of both countries.

            Britt had many interests throughout her years in San Diego. She was heavily involved with the Swedish- American Chamber of Commerce, various golf groups (SailHo and Balboa), the Camelia Society, Bridge, and most notably, the San Diego Yacht Club. When her husband was Commodore of SDYC in 1988, during the America’s Cup, Britt dedicated significant time and effort to support the Club’s hosting of this prestigious event.

            Britt had one bout with stage IV breast cancer 1993-1994, which she aggressively treated and survived, symptom- free, for 20 years. The cancer eventually re-emerged with complications to her heart, which ultimately led to her passing on Tuesday. She valiantly fought both onsets of this horrible disease with fierce determination, courage and grace. Britt passed away at home, surrounded by her children and her sister.

            She leaves behind her son, Michael; daughter, Annika Jimenez; son-in- law, Dimas Jimenez; grandchildren, Cyrus and Hazel Jimenez; her sister and brother-in-law, Rigmor and Lars Erlandsson; their family, and other extended family in Sweden.

            In many ways, Britt was a pioneer throughout her entire life. Always with a smile on her face and affection for all, and a loving friend, sister, mother and grandmother, Britt led a remarkable life, and was loved and admired by all her knew her.

            Memorial services will be held at St. Peters by the Sea at Sunset Cliffs, with a Remembrance at the SDYC after. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations in Britt’s name be made to the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Charles Douglas Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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DALE JUNIOR ALFORD

 

RECORD SEARCHLIGHT

Redding, Shasta Co., CA—Tuesday, 3 March 2015

 

            Dale Alford, 70, of Redding died Sunday [March 1] at Sierra Oaks Senior Living. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list his death.

            See the obituary of his mother, Ethel Beatrice Virgin Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Robert Lee Alford in Oregon Obituaries.

            From CA Births: Dale Junior Alford was born 30 June 1944 in Santa Barbara Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Virgin.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Dale Junior 1944 CA1, Lester Harding 1902 MO2, Robert James 1880 MO3, William H. 1856 TN4, Robert Cannon 1816 TN5, John 1786 NC/TN6.

 

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DANIEL HALFORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Saturday, 8 June 1991

 

            Services for Daniel Halford, 60, of Fresno will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ebenezer Church of God in Christ in Fresno.

            Mr. Halford died June 2. He was a track maintenance operator with Santa Fe Railway.

            Surviving are his wife, Bertha; four sons, Larry of Missouri, Elonzo of San Diego and Randy and Melvin, both of Fresno; four daughters, Argree Wright, Linda Halford, Rosetta Halford and Karen Halford, all of Fresno; mother, Ellen Murphy of Fresno; two brothers, Lloyd Beasley of Los Angeles and McKinley Beasley of Fresno; three sisters, Erma Jean Anderson, Ruby Fields and Earsilene Redix, all of Fresno; 15 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

            Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Jesse E. Cooley Jr. Funeral Chapel.

 

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Photo from Mountain View Cemetery, Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lester Letson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Daniel Halford (SS# issued in AR) was born 24 Jan 1931, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his son Melvin Jean Halford in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Daniel Halford, black, was born 24 Jan 1931 in Tarry, Lincoln Co., AR, son of Creatie Halford and Ellen Holloway. He died 2 June 1991.

            In 1940, Daniel Halford, age 9 born AR, is living with his grandparent, William and Emie Holloway, in Spring, Lincoln Co., AR.

            From Arkansas County Marriages Index (Ancestry): Creotie Halford, age 21, married Hazel May Kirby, age 18, on26 March 1934 in Jefferson Co., AR. They were both residents of Tarry, Lincoln Co., AR.

            SSDI records show that Creatie Halford (SS# issued in AR) was born 4 Aug 1913 and died 9 March 1991, last residence Star City, Lincoln Co., AR.

            His HALFORD lineage: Daniel 1931 AR1, Creatie 1913 AR2.

 

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DANIEL EDWARD ALVORD

 

EVENING TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Friday, 29 May 1987

 

            Daniel E. Alvord, 19, of El Cajon, died May 21 from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident in Meguro-Ku, Japan. Memorial services are pending.

            Mr. Alvord was born in San Diego, attended Avocado Elementary School and Montgomery Middle School and took part in the Japanese Cultural Exchange Program three consecutive summers, teaching Japanese to exchange students.

            After graduating last year from Granite Hills High School, he returned to Japan to continue studying the Japanese culture and language and tutored Japanese students in English. He planned to study business law in San Diego and to pursue his interest in sports, martial arts and playing the banjo.

            Survivors include his parents, Janeen Alvord of Green Valley, Ariz., and Richard Alvord of El Cajon; his maternal grandparents, Mary and Richard Grut of Green Valley; his paternal grandfather, Leroy Alvord of Glendale; his paternal grandmother and stepgrandfather, Mary and Wayne Shirer of La Mesa; and two aunts, Carolyn Carpenter of La Mesa and Susan Shirer of San Diego.

            The family suggested donations to the Daniel Alvord Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 91, Green Valley 85622. The fund will help students participating in the Japanese Cultural Exchange Program.

 

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EVENING TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Sunday, 31 May 1987

 

            A memorial scholarship fund to assist East County students to study in Japan is being established in memory of Daniel Edward “Dan” Alvord of El Cajon, who died in a motorcycle accident, May 21, in Meguro-Ku, Tokyo, Japan.

            During each of three summers, beginning in 1983, he had gone to Japan with students of Montgomery Middle School, had learned to speak and write Japanese, and on graduation from Granite Hills High School in June of last year, had returned to Japan to study.

            Memorial services for Mr. Alvord, 19, will be at 4 p.m. Friday in Torrey Pines Christian Church at 8320 La Jolla Scenic Drive North, La Jolla. Cremation was in Japan.

            Contributions may be sent to the Daniel Alvord Memorial Scholarship Fund, PO Box 91, Green Valley, Ariz. 85622.

            His mother currently is living in Green Valley.

            John Morton of the Montgomery Middle School staff said that a trust fund is being established to accept contributions, which also will come from Japan. A committee of students and teachers is being organized to administer the fund and to determine if it can be perpetuated.

            Mr. Alvord was born in San Diego and grew up in Jamul and El Cajon, his grandmother, Mary L. Shirer, said.

            John Morton said that Montgomery Middle School adopted a “sister school,” Soyo High School in Odawara, about 40 miles south of Tokyo. The schools developed an annual cultural exchange program. “About 30 of our students went to Japan in 1985,” Morton said, “and Dan taught Japanese to us one night a week for nine weeks before we left, so that we had some basic phrases. He lived with a host family there and had made many friends.”

            He was attending a trade school in Tokyo, studying Japanese, and teaching his own English classes for Japanese students. He also was tutoring some Japanese students individually in English.

            He planned to return to this country to earn his degree in business law, specializing in Japanese-American business relations. “Many students and adults in Japan were just devastated when he died,” Morton said.

            Mr. Alvord is survived by his mother, Janeen Alvord of Green Valley, Ariz.; his father, Richard E. Alvord of El Cajon; his maternal grandparents, Mary and Richard Grut of Green Valley, formerly of La Mesa; his paternal grandfather, Leroy Alvord of Glendale; and his paternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Mary and Wayne Shirer of La Mesa.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            From CA Births: Daniel E. Alvord was born 8 Apr 1968 in San Diego Co., mother’s maiden name Grut.

 

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DANNY KEITH “MOONHAWK” ALFORD

 

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Photo from The Language of Spirituality

 

DAILY REVIEW [not verbatim]

Hayward, Alameda Co., CA—Saturday, 26 October 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Danny Keith Alford died on Thursday, October 24, 2002. He was 56.

            Born in Long Beach, Mr. Alford lived in Hayward for 21 years. He earned a B.A. and M.A. from UCLA, had been a doctoral candidate at the University of California at Berkeley, taught linguistics at California State University, Hayward, and at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco and at John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, and was active in the Society for the Anthropology of Consciousness.

            He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Marilyn N. Silva of Hayward, daughters, Melissa McGann of Santa Rosa, Melanie M. Alford of San Francisco, and Elizabeth Alford of Hayward, mother, Lucille Alford of Wilmington, brother, Mack W. Alford of Tennessee, granddaughter, Emily McGann, one niece, and four nephews.

            Services [will be] held at Machado’s Hillside Chapel, 1051 Harder Road, Hayward on Monday. Burial [will follow] at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 26320 Mission Blvd., Hayward.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Danny K. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 4 April 1946, last residence Hayward, Alameda Co., CA.

            We included the obituary of his mother Lucille Trivitt Alford in Tennessee Obituaries.

            CA Births lists Danny Keith Alford, born 4 April 1946 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Trivitt.

            From CA Marriages: Danny K. Alford married Barbara L. Comley on 1 Oct 1966 in Los Angeles, CA.

            From CA Divorces: Danny K. Alford and Barbara L. Comley were divorced _____ Dec 1977 in El Dorado Co., CA.

            On November 17, 1978 he presented a paper titled “The Origin of Speech in a Deep Structure of Psi” at a symposium on Extrasensory Phenomena and Medical Anthropology in Los Angeles, California. The text of the paper is online at http://www.enformy.com/dma-psi.htm. This brief biography followed his speech article:

 

            Danny Keith Alford, a pre-doctoral student of linguistics at University of California, Berkeley, has been working toward an understanding of the deep relationship in consciousness between speech and telepathy for over three years now. Although this is first publication in the field.

            Mr. Alford, after receiving an M.A. in linguistics from UCLA in 1969, moved to Montana as Instructor in the Department of English at Montana State University at Bozeman. A year later, he moved to the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation in the southeast corner of that state to become administrator and linguist for a federally funded bilingual education program developing a writing system and dictionary for that language so that Cheyenne children were able for the first time in history to study and use their own language in public schools.

 

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of William Alford 1751–1811 NC.

            His lineage: Danny Keith 1946 CA1, Mack Wilburn 1914 AR2, Willard Barclay 1877 AR3, Henry Thomas 1848 AR4, Leander H. 1814 NC5, Andrews 1787 NC6, William 1751 ??7.

 

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DAVID ALLAN ALFORD

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—Saturday, 25 August 2018

 

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            It is with great sadness that the family of David Allan Alford announce his passing on 8/19/2018, following vascular/cardiac related medical issues.

            A native of Chicago, IL, Dave graduated from Fenger High School and Illinois Wesleyan University. His professional career began with the Comptroller of the Currency in Illinois, and he went onto become one of the youngest bank presidents in the state. He worked with a number of financial institutions in Illinois, Colorado and California, before starting his own consulting company. A longtime resident of Sacramento, CA, Dave served the California banking community for over 30 years, forging a number of partnerships along the way.

            A passion was coaching for the Fair Oaks Soccer Club. He is fondly remembered as a “tough love” coach, but his players truly knew his dedication to their success. He loved a great margarita, the Chicago White Sox, wearing shorts in the winter, and keeping everyone on their toes.

            Dave was preceded in death by his father and mother, Morris and Evelyn; his sister-in-law, Sue; and his beloved dogs Roxy and Corky.

            He is survived by his daughter (Jennifer Alford), son-in law (Joel Murray), four grandsons (Kyle, Casey, Cooper and Brody Murray); brother (Fred Alford); two sisters and their spouses (Sandy & Joe Chavez; Joyce & Reverend Robert Claus); his companion, Linda Paskiewicz; coffee buddy, Andy Morris; and the many nieces/grandnieces and nephews/grandnephews whom he loved dearly.

            Prior to passing, he expressed eternal love and gratitude to those who dedicated time and patience to his compassionate care. Per his final wishes, Dave’s ashes will come to rest on the California coast….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list his death.

 

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DAVID BROCTON “BROCK” HALFORD

 

SPOKESMAN-REVIEW

Spokane, Spokane Co., WA—Saturday, 12 September 1998

 

            Halford, “Brock” David Brocton (age 39) beloved son of Kenni and Frank Halford, left us on September 6, 1998 in a tragic car accident to answer a special call from Heaven. He is survived by his mother, Kenni, Salem OR; brother, Jay, San Francisco; and will be loved, missed and remembered by other family members and friends in OR, WA, CA, HI and London.

            Brock was born July 16, 1959 in Denver CO in 1961, he moved to Honolulu, where his father’s family resided since the 1800’s. After his father’s death in 1968, he moved to San Jose CA. Brock graduated from Lynbrook HS in San Jose in 1977 and from San Diego State College in 1982. Magna Cum Laude. He owned a restaurant in Lake Tahoe and later moved to Washington State to continue his education.

            Brock became very active in the Calgary [sic—should be Calvary] Chapel, The Life Center, Horizon Fellowship and AA where he shared his love of life to all whom he encountered. He volunteered his time to work with the United Methodist Church serving meals for needy and homeless people.

            A memorial Celebration will be held at 3:30 PM Sunday, September 13th, at the Calgary Chapel, 511 W. Hastings Rd. Spokane. Donations may be made to the church or a charity of choice.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of David B. Halford (SS# issued in HI), last residence San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA

 

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DAVID FRANKLYN HALFORD

 

DAILY PRESS

Victorville, San Bernardino Co., CA—Thursday, 14 October 2004

 

            Victorville resident David F. Halford, 81, died Oct. 3, 2004. No services are scheduled. Victor Valley Mortuary is handling arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that David F. Halford (SS# issued in CA) was born 6 Apr 1923, last residence Victorville, San Bernardino Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Rosella Faye Buker Halford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brother Forrest Dean Halford in Colorado Obituaries; and sister Lorna Marion Halford Mobley in Texas Obituaries.

            From SSACI: David Franklyn Halford, born 6 Apr 1923 in Modesto, Stanilaus Co., CA, son of George Halford and Olga M. Buford, died 3 Oct 2004.

            In 1940, the family is listed in Exeter, Tulare Co., CA: May A. David, age 52 born ME; and her sons, all born in CA: David F. Halford 17, Forrest D. Halford 15, and John W. David 9.

            Also in 1940, George W. Holford, age 55 born WI, is an inmate in “Stockton State Hospital for Insane.”

            In 1930, May and her children are living with May’s new husband in Hollister, San Benito Co., CA: Mathew David, age 42 born CA; his wife May 42 born ME; and stepchildren, all born CA: June 9, David 5, and Forrest 5.

            From CA Births: John Matthew David was born 24 Jan 1931 in Stanislaus Co., mother’s maiden name Buford.

            From SSACI: John Wellington David, born 24 Jan 1931 in Modesto, Stanislaus Co., died 29 June 2007, parents Matthew M. David and Olga M. Buford.

            From CA Deaths: Matthew Mann David, born 24 May 1887 in CA, died 20 Nov 1950 in Shasta Co., CA.

            From CA Deaths: George W. Holford was born 12 Aug 1884 in WI, mother’s maiden name Bohanhan, and died 21 Feb 1958 in San Joaquin Co., CA.

            From CA Deaths: Olga M. David, born 3 Nov 1886 in ME, died 29 Oct 1969 in Ventura Co., CA. Her mother’s maiden name was Kaminsky.

            From SSDI: May David, born 3 Nov 1887 [sic], died _____ Oct 1969, last residence Whittier, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            On her gravestone in Anderson District Cemetery, Anderson, Shasta Co., CA, she is Olga Marta David, 1886–1969.

            From 1925 and 1927 City Directories, Modesto, CA (Ancestry): George W. Holford, auto mechanic, and Mrs. May Holford, are in Modesto, Stanlislaus Co., CA.

            In 1928, George W. Holford is listed but May is not.

            From California Birth Index, 1905–1995 (Ancestry): Dean F. Holford was born 19 Aug 1924 in Stanislaus Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Buford. Also born there to the same mother are twins George D. Holford and June E. Holford, born 21 Apr 1921.

            On George W. Holford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he clearly signs his last name Holford. He is a machinist, age 34, born 12 Aug 1884, living in Modesto, Stanlislaus Co., CA. His nearest relative is Mrs. May Holford of the same address.

            In 1900, George W. Holford, age 15 born Aug 1884, is listed in Grant Co., WI, with his parents, Lyman and Roxie Holford, and sisters Ethel and Bartie.

            His HALFORD/HOLFORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: David Franklyn 1923 CA1, George W. 1884 WI2, Lyman David 1842 PA3, William Carroll 1809 NY4, John E. 1770 England5, Edward 1740 England6.

 

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DAVID JAMES ALFORD

 

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Bakersfield, Kern Co., CA—Tuesday, 15 August 2006

 

            David James Alford, 36, Ridgecrest, Aug. 3 in Lancaster. Visitation 9 to 11 a.m. Aug. 15, Holland & Lyons Chapel, Ridgecrest; funeral service 3 p.m. Aug. 15, Crossroads Community Church, Ridgecrest; interment at Desert Memorial Park, Ridgecrest….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that David J. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 21 Feb 1970, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his father, Howard Cornelius “Bud” Alford Jr., in this compilation.

            On an Ancestry family tree, he is listed as David James Grant Alford, adopted.

            From Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner: David Alford was born 21 Feb 1970 and died 3 Aug 2006, cause of death “diabetes mellitus, out-of-control.”

 

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DEEMAN ALFORD

 

THE REPORTER

Vacaville, Solano Co., CA—Sunday, 13 March 2011

 

            Deeman Alford, 89, of Fairfield died on March 2, in Fairfield.

            He was born in Madison [Morgan Co.], Ga., on April 22, 1921. He served in the U.S. Navy.

            A visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 15, from 5 to 8 p.m. at McCune Garden Chapel, 212 Main St. in Vacaville. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, March 16, at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, 5810 Midway Road in Dixon….

            Arrangements are by McCune Garden Chapel….

 

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Photo from Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, Solano Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, William Tatum

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list his death.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Edith Inez Smartt Alford Spears Roberts; children Deeman Lewis “D.L.” Alford and Grace Cecelia Alford Hayes; and twin brother Freeman Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his father, Freeman Alford; and brothers Edward Lee Alford and Maceo Alford Sr. in Tennessee Obituaries; and of his sister Elizabeth Alford Smith in Michigan Obituaries.

            From Tennessee Marriage Records (Ancestry): Deeman Alford, age 21, married Inez Smart, age 21, on 11 March 1941 in Anderson Co., TN.

            In 1930, Knoxville, Knox Co., TN, Freeman and Rosa Alford, are listed with 7 children, including twins Freeman and Deeman, age 8 born GA. This is an African-American family.

            His lineage: Deeman 1921 GA1, Freeman 1893 GA2, David 1867 GA3.

 

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DEEMAN LEWIS “D.L.” ALFORD

 

NEWS SENTINEL

Knoxville, Knox Co., TN—Friday, 24 December 2004

 

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Deeman Lewis Alford, better known as D.L., died on Tuesday, December 14, 2004, at his home in San Francisco, CA.

            D.L. was born in Knoxville, TN and attended Austin High School before moving to San Francisco where he continued his education.

            He leaves to cherish his memories: father, Deeman Alford of San Francisco sister, Gracie Alford Hayes of San Francisco. Knoxville relatives: two aunts, Christine Smith and Margie Alford Keese one uncle, Maceo Alford, Sr. several relatives and friends to include the 1961 Class of Austin High School.

            Funeral services will be held in San Francisco, CA. Condolences may be sent to his sister, where he resided during his illness: Gracie Hayes, 2126 Revere Street in San Francisco, CA 941241. Notice by Unity Mortuary.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Deeman L. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 1 Feb 1943, last residence San Francisco, CA.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Deeman Alford and Edith Inez Smartt Alford Spears Roberts; and sister Grace Cecelia Alford Hayes in this compilation.

            His lineage: Deeman Lewis 1943 TN1, Deeman 1921 TN2, Freeman 1893 GA3, David 1867 GA4.

 

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DELORIS “DODIE” THIXTON ALFORD

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—20 December 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Alford, Deloris “Dodie”—Wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and best friend.

            Survived by husband, James, four daughters, Patricia, Laurie, Deanna, and Rae Anne, and their husbands, Ken, Michael, Rod, and Scott. 9 Grandchildren, and & 9 Great-Grandchildren.

            Graveside Services will be held Sunday, December 21st at 2pm at South East Lawn Memorial Park & Mortuary, 9189 E. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Deloris D. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 18 Aug 1937, last residence Elk Grove, Sacramento Co., CA.

            CA Births lists the birth of her daughters in Los Angeles Co., providing her maiden name, Thixton.

 

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DELPHINE CORDELIA “DELIA” ALFORD ALLISON

 

LODI NEWS-SENTINEL

Lodi, San Joaquin Co., CA—Tuesday, 26 December 1911

 

DEATH MIDST SCENES OF PLEASURE

MRS. D.C. ALLISON PIONEER OF LODI, GETS FINAL SUMMONS

FRIENDS GATHERED FOR YULE-TIDE JOY WHEN HOSTESS WAS STRICKEN

 

            Mrs. D.C. Allison was suddenly stricken with apoplexy Sunday evening as she sat in her home, one mile west of Lodi, where a number of friends had gathered to spend the day. The household was greatly alarmed and two physicians were summoned. The stroke proved fatal and the sufferer passed away at 2:45 Christmas morning.

            Deceased was a native of Avon, Conn., and was 70 years of age. The funeral will be strictly private and will be held from the late residence Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

            The news of Mrs. Allison’s death will come as a great shock to her many friends, for she was apparently in good health. She attended a Christmas tree at Lafayette Saturday night, and Sunday attended church in Lodi. She had resided in this section for the past 45 years, and was among the early settlers.

            Mrs. Allison leaves three sons, Ed, Arthur and Sydney Allison and one daughter, Mrs. F.B. Whyers.

 

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Photo from Lodi Memorial Cemetery, Lodi, San Joaquin Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, LyndaBentz

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of her siblings George Samuel Alford and Georgiana Alice Alford in Connecticut Obituaries.

            She was born 24 Apr 1841, the daughter of Samuel O. Alford and Cordelia Julia Griswold.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her lineage: Delphine Cordelia 1841 CT1, Samuel O. 1808 CT2, Samuel 1770 CT3, Pelatiah 1739 CT4, Josiah 1696 CT5, Josiah 1649 CT6, Benedict 1619 England6, Thomas 1598 England7.

 

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NNNN DENNIS CECIL ALFORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Wednesday, 21 January 1970

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his father, Cecil Brooks Alford, in this compilation.

            From CA Births: Dennis Cecil Alford was born 23 May 1947 in Fresno Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Bryant. Another record lists his parents: Cecil Brooks Alford and Betty Jane Bryant.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Dennis Cecil 1947 CA1, Cecil Brooks 1920 CA2, Oliver Cromwell 1895 CA3, William 1862 CA4, Russell 1826 VA5, William 1800 VA6.

 

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DENNIS EARL ALFORD

 

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE

Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—Monday, 2 September 1996

 

            Services for Dennis Earl Alford, 32, will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at First Baptist Church in Moreno Valley. He died Aug. 18 at his home in Moreno Valley. The family declined to state the cause of death. Burial will be in Olivewood Cemetery in Riverside. Tillman Riverside Mortuary is handling arrangements.

            Mr. Alford, who was born in Clarkesville [Red River Co.], Texas, lived in Moreno Valley 23 years. He was an electrician for HLK Construction in Temecula. He was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Moreno Valley. Mr. Alford enjoyed barbecuing and music.

            He is survived by two sons, Kenny and Kevin, both of Perris; his mother, Lou Setta of Moreno Valley; two brothers, Kenneth and Johnie, both of Moreno Valley; four sisters, Christina Ray and Carol, Karla and Agnes Alford, all of Moreno Valley; and a half-sister, Florida Mae Richardson of Barstow.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his father, Johnie Alford Sr.; and his sister Karla Kaye Alford in this compilation.

            CA Deaths lists Dennis Earl Alford, born 27 June 1964 in TX, died 18 Aug 1996 in Riverside Co., mother’s maiden name Dilworth.

            In 2019, a Find A Grave photographer reported that he has no gravestone.

            His lineage: Dennis Earl 1964 TX1, Johnie 1918 TX2, John P. 1879 TX3.

 

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DEVYN MONEE ALFORD

 

Bay Area News Group / www.InsideBayArea.com

Sunday, 6 July 2008

 

            Devyn Monee Alford—Resident of Antioch

            She entered into eternal rest on Monday, June 30, 2008. Public Viewing will be held at Fouche’s Hudson Funeral Home 3665 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA on Monday July 7, 2008 from 11:30am—5:00pm. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, July 8, 2008 at McGee Avenue Baptist Church 1640 Stuart Street, Berkeley, CA at 11:00am. Interment will be held at Rolling Hills Memorial Park 4100 Hilltop Drive, Richmond, CA. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Fouche’s Hudson Funeral Home, FD 443, (510) 654-8558.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            CA Births lists Devyn Monee Alford, born 29 Nov 1991 in Alameda Co., mother’s maiden name Wash.

 

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DIAN MAY LUCAS ALFORD

 

EVENING TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Monday, 31 March 1986

 

            The rosary will be recited and a Mass said for Dian May Alford, 52, of El Cajon, at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Our Lady of Grace Church. Entombment will be in Holy Cross Mausoleum. She died in her home Friday.

            Mrs. Alford was born in California and lived in the county 31 years. She is survived by her husband, William; two sons, Michael and Steven, both of El Cajon; and one grandchild.

            Goodbody Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            CA Deaths lists Dian May Alford, born 22 July 1933 in CA and died 28 March 1986 in San Diego Co., father’s surname Lucas and mother’s maiden name Ogden.

            CA Births confirms the birth of Dian May Lucas in Butte Co., CA.

 

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DIANA ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Tuesday, 11 October 1949

 

            Alford—Diana, wife of Frank Alford. Services Lewis Colonial Mortuary Tues. 3 p.m. under auspices of Corinthian Chapter No. 358 O.E.S. Cremation.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2013/257/28906131_137930387414.jpgPhoto from Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Chris & Candy L.

 

AAFA NOTES: CA Deaths lists Diana Alford, born 23 Dec 1879 in “Other Country” and died 8 Oct 1949 in San Diego Co.

            CA Deaths lists Frank Alford, born 16 Jan 1891 in OR and died 26 May 1955 in Riverside Co., CA.

            Frank Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card says he was born 15 Jan 1891 in Portland, OR, is unemployed, age 26 living in Taft, Kern Co., CA, with a wife.

 

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DON EARL ALFORD

 

LONGVIEW NEWS-JOURNAL

Longview, Gregg Co., TX—Thursday, 12 May 2011

 

LONGVIEW—Memorial services for Don Earl Alford will be 1 p.m. Saturday, May 14, 2011, at the St. Paul Baptist Church, pastored by the Rev. Vandell Smith, 2100 S. High Street, Longview, TX 75602. Local arrangements are by Citizens Funeral Home. Mr. Alford died Thursday, May 5, 2011, at 1:40 a.m., in Antioch, Calif., at Kaiser Hospital.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Brenda Alford of Antioch, Calif.; two daughters, MiChellie Bolar (Christopher) and Felicia Alford, both of Antioch, Calif.; two sons, David and Jonathan Alford, both of Antioch, Calif.; three sisters, Gladys Jones (Paul) of Tyler, Texas, Muriel Davis (L.C.), of Diana, Texas, and Gloria Watson (Don) of Longview, Texas; two brothers, Leroy Alford of Longview, Texas, and the Rev. Fredrick Alford of Kilgore, Texas; a host of special relatives; and “The Longview High School Graduating Class of 1971.”

 

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Photo from Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, Solano Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, William Tatum

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Don Earl Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 20 May 1952, last residence Antioch, Contra Costa Co., CA.

            We included the obituary of his brother Leroy Alford in Texas Obituaries.

            From TX Births: Don Earl Alford was born 20 May 1952 in Gregg Co., the son of Leonard Alford and Nelvia D. Boyd. From 1948 to 1957, Leonard and Nelvia had 7 children in Gregg Co.

 

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DONALD EVERETT ALFORD

Cousin of Jack Gordon Alford, AAFA #1273

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—30 August 2015

 

SAN DIEGO—Donald Everett Alford passed away peacefully in his home on August 16, 2015 after a brief battle with cancer.

            He was born in San Diego, CA on April 1, 1927 to Everett and Anna Louise (Mascho) Alford. Donald graduated from La Jolla High School, Class of 1945. Don proudly served in the Navy in WWII as a Fireman Second Class, F2C, on the U.S.S. Medusa and then worked for the Naval Undersea Research and Development Center as a Physical Science Technician making many trips to the Arctic.

            Don worked in the automotive industry as well and volunteered for 20 years at the San Diego Automotive Museum, co-founding the restoration team. He loved spending time with his family and friends and was always working on a project in his garage or backyard garden.

            Don is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Mildred V. Alford; a brother, Gene Alford; cousin, Jack Alford; daughters, Donna (Robert) Gladden and Susan Keim; son-in-law, John Horning; eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

            Don was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Arthur Alford; and a daughter, Jerri (Alford) Horning.

            A celebration of Don’s life will be held Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 11 a.m., at Casa de Oro Living Springs Church, 10269 Madrid Way, Spring Valley, CA.

            Burial will follow at Miramar National Cemetery, 5795 Nobel Drive, San Diego, CA at 2 p.m….

 

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Photo from Miramar National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, PIN

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mildred Virginia Hobbs Alford; and parents, Everett Walden Alford and Anna Lou Mascho Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            His lineage: Donald Everett 1927 CA1, Everett Walden 1903 KY2, Gus Walden 1884 KY3, John Hardin 1841 KY4, Joseph 1812 KY5, Achilles 1772 VA or NC6, John before 1750 VA?7.

 

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DONALD MILLARD ALFORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—9 July 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Arrangements for Donald Alford, 83, of Fresno are under the direction of Tinkler Funeral Chapel & Crematory. No public services will be held.

            Mr. Alford, a plasterer for Plasterers and Cement Masons Local 300 Union for 27 years, died June 26.

 

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Photo from Fresno Memorial Gardens, Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Edward DeVera

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donald Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 4 July 1915, last residence Fresno, Fresno Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his father, Homer Walker Alford, in this compilation.

            In 1920, Tulare Co.: Donald M. Alford, 4-5/12 born OR, living with his parents Homer W. [no age or birth place] and Minnie E. Alford, 28 CA. His sister Florence 8 and brother Lionel 6 were born in CA.

            Several family trees on Ancestry list Donald’s middle name as Millard and Homer’s wife as Minnie Neal.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Donald Millard 1915 OR1, Homer Walker 1890 CA2, Millard Fillmore 1857 CA3, Russell 1826 VA4, William 1800 VA5.

 

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DONALD STILLMAN ALFORD

Grandfather of Elizabeth Diane Allison, AAFA #0983

 

SAN MATEO TIMES & DAILY NEWS LEADER

San Mateo, San Mateo Co., CA—31 December 1946

 

SAN CARLOS, Dec. 31—Donald S. Alford, 65, prominent pioneer real estate developer of Belmont, died yesterday in a Santa Cruz hospital after an illness of three days. Alford lived here at 787 Elm street and was making a holiday visit to his country home at Santa Cruz when he was stricken.

            Although he had resided in San Carlos for 25 years, his chief business activity was in the Belmont area, where he had the Brook Haven, Peninsula Foothills, Miramar Heights and a number of other real estate developments.

            He was a native of Lawrence, Kans., and is survived by his widow, Mrs. Jessie M. Alford, and two daughters, Mrs. Walter C. Stone of Belmont and Jessie M. Alford of San Carlos.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday from the Laying and Tinney chapel in Redwood City and will be followed by interment in Alta Mesa Memorial Park.

 

In another article:

 

Source unknown, but probably:

LAWRENCE JOURNAL-WORLD

Lawrence, Douglas Co., KS—31 December 1946

 

            Don Alford, 65 years old, formerly of Lawrence, died yesterday of a heart ailment at Belmont, Calif., where he had been in the real estate business for several years.

            A member of a pioneer Kansas family, Alford was graduated from the University of Kansas in 1903 and spent several years in Alaska mining gold. He then organized a ball team of sourdoughs, which toured the United States in 1906 and 1907.

            He is survived by his wife, the former Miss Jessie Morton, two daughters, two sisters, Mrs. E.H. Sellards, Austin, Tex., and Mrs. William Belden, Durand, Mich., and a brother, Theodore C. Alford, Washington, D.C., correspondent for the Kansas City Star. Two sisters-in-law, one of the widow of Prof. William H. Carruth of the University of Kansas, live in California.

 

In another article:

 

From Kansas Basketball History Project

March 1, 1902, Nebraska 35, Kansas 29, in Lawrence

 

            …. The Alford brothers, Donald and Joseph, led KU with a combined 17 points. The Alford family’s roots run deep at KU. Legend has it that it that it was on their grandfather’s (Joseph Savage) farm that the Rock Chalk chant was first adopted by the KU Science Club. Their mother, Susan Savage Alford, was one of KU’s original students in 1866. A photograph of their brother, Alfred, was used as the model for the student in the “Uncle Jimmy” Green statue that stands before Lippincott Hall on KU’s campus….

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Jessie Kent Morton Alford; and brother Joseph Savage Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his parents, Daniel Stillman Alford and Susan Daphne Savage Alford; and brother Alfred Cecil “Fred” Alford in Kansas Obituaries; of his brother Theodore Crandall Alford Sr. in District of Columbia Obituaries; and of his sister Anna Mary Alford Sellards in Texas Obituaries.

            Note from Find A Grave photographer Jerry Rose: The cemetery reports that Donald Alford was cremated and his ashes given to his wife, Jessie Alford. It is not known what Jessie did with Donald’s ashes.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Donald Stillman 1881 KS1, Daniel Stillman 1848 CT2, Alfred A. 1812 CT3, Arba 1768 CT4, Nathaniel 1737 CT5, Nathaniel 1698 CT6, Josiah 1649 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8.

 

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DONNA LUCILLE COPENHAVER JAIME HALFORD

 

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Photo from her Find A Grave memorial

 

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Bakersfield, Kern Co., CA—Tuesday, 22 April 2003

 

            Donna L. Halford Services: Thurs., Apr. 24, 1:30 p.m. Services will be in Greenlawn Southwest Memorial Chapel, 2739 Panama Lane and Hwy. 99, for Donna L. Halford, 54, who passed away April 19, 2003….

            Donna was born on May 14, 1948, in Bakersfield, and lived here all her life. She was a teacher and counselor for 32 years with the Greenfield School District.

            Donna was preceded in death by her father, Harold Copenhaver; stepfather, Steve Miklos and brother, Doug Miklos.

            Survivors include her husband, Kenneth W. Halford; daughters and sons-in-law, Joely and B.J. Welle of Bakersfield and Missy and Brent Hickman of South Carolina; daughter, Cindy Rheinheimer of Ohio; grandchildren, Chase, Conner, Cason, Ryan, Brittany, Kailey, Kirstie and Briana; mother, Betty Ann Kimble of Bakersfield; mother-in-law, Una Halford of Cuyama; sisters, Doris Cruz, Diane Martinez and husband, Joe, Debbie Mennucci and husband, Al; brothers, Danny Copenhaver and wife, Kathy and David Miklos and wife, Berta; aunt, Doris Wright of Bakersfield; uncle, David Kimble of Bakersfield; nieces and nephews, Debbie, Joshua, Chantale, Danny, Derek, Margaret, Adam, Morgan, Sidney, Madison and Mackenzie; special cousins, Bonnie and Jack and Sandy and many more special relatives that she loved dearly.

            Casketbearers will be Bob Montes, Al Montes, Walt Anderson, Scott Burton, Ed Fowler and Ron Wren. Honorary casketbearers will be Danny Copenhaver, David Miklos, Josh Martinez, Danny Martinez, Jack Kimble and B.J. Welle….

 

Photo from Greenlawn Southwest Mortuary and Cemetery—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, GEMurphy

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Donna L. Halford (SS# issued in CA), last residence not listed.

            From SSACI: Donna Lucille Copenhaver Jaime Halford was born 14 May 1948 in Bakersfield, Kern Co., CA.

            From CA Marriages: Donna L. Copenhaver, age 20, married Jose Jaime, age 25, on 21 Sept 1968 in Kern Co., CA.

            From Nevada, Marriae Index (Ancestry): Donna Lucille Jaime married Kenneth Wayne Halford on 11 Nov 1977 in Clark Co., NV.

            From CA Divorces: Donna L. Copenhaver and Joe Jaime were divorced on _____ Feb 1975 in Kern Co., CA.

 

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DONNA MARIE TARRANT ALFORD

 

SISKIYOU DAILY NEWS

Yreka, Siskiyou Co., CA—Thursday, 20 October 2011

 

            Donna Marie Alford, 50, of Greenview [Siskiyou Co.] passed peacefully at her home on Oct. 16, 2011 surrounded by her family after an intense four-year battle with cancer.

            Donna was born on March 20, 1961 in San Francisco to Jack and Bertha (Bee) Tarrant. She grew up in Pacifica, Calif. She attended and graduated from Terra Nova High School. She moved to Scott Valley in 1985, where she met and married Gary Alford on June 17, 1995 and they raised their two daughters Leslie Alford and Amanda Slay as well as two sons Gary Alford Jr. and Travis Alford. She also worked at PremierWest Bank in Greenview for four years.

            Donna was a loving and devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend to many. She loved to spend time with her very large family, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed traveling and camping. Donna had very many wonderful qualities; she was very courageous, gentle, strong-willed, loving and inspiring. She touched the lives of many and will be missed very much.

            She was preceded in death by her father Jack Tarrant.

            She is survived by her mother Bertha Tarrant; her husband Gary Alford; her children Leslie Alford, Amanda (Mark) Slay, Gary (Samantha) Alford Jr., and Travis Alford and his girlfriend Holly Howerton; her grandchildren Julia, Ava and Dylan Alford, Abigale and Josh Slay, Jennifer (Joe) Rennock, and Kierra and Kailyn Alford; and five great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her brother Robert (Holly) Tarrant, her sisters Georgia (Richard) Tull and Pam (Gary) Howard and many nieces and nephews.

            A graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20, 2011 at the Fort Jones Cemetery, followed by a reception celebrating her life at the Fort Jones Community Hall. Girdner Funeral Chapel is assisting the family. Online condolences may be made at www.girdnerfuneralchapel.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Donna Marie Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Greenview, Siskiyou Co., CA.

 

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DORCAS MAY SEARFOSS ALVORD

 

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY SUN

San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA—Friday, 29 October 1965

 

            Mrs. Dorcas M. Alvord, 65, 6661 Morongo Road, Twentynine Palms, died Saturday at Twentynine Palms hospital.

            A native Bever Falls, Pa., Mrs. Alvord had lived in Twentynine Palms 14 years. She was a secretary at the Harvey Mixon Lumber Co., Twentynine Palms. She was the widow of Corlett H. Alvord, who operated an electrical business in San Bernardino while the family lived there.

            Survivors include a son, William C. of San Bernardino; two daughters. Mrs. Barbara A. Jackson of Twentynine Palms and Mrs. Martha A. Dickinson of Kaneohe, Hawaii; a stepfather, Ed Haussinger of Big Bear, and eight grandchildren.

            Graveside services were held Sunday at the Twentynine Palms Cemetery, with the Rev. Leland W. Kuns of the Little Church of the Desert officiating.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            See the obituary of her husband, Corlett Harry Alvord, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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DORIS ANN ALFORD HUDSON

 

ELK GROVE CITIZEN

Elk Grove, Sacramento Co., CA—Tuesday, 12 May 2009

 

            Doris Hudson, a resident of Elk Grove for more than 20 years, died on April 28, 2009 in Elk Grove. She was 71.

            Hudson was born on April 7, 1936, in West Virginia.

            She is survived by three sisters, Dorothy Schlegelmilch, of Elk Grove; Patty Keeler of Delaware, Ohio; and Betty Goodwin of Lewisburg, West Virginia.

            Hudson is also survived by sons Brian Hudson, of Elk Grove; John Hudson of Carmel, Ind.; and daughter Lori Corken of Indianapolis, Ind. She also is survived by four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

            Services were private and have already been held.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Doris Ann Hudson (SS# issued in OH), last residence Elk Grove, Sacramento Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her sister Dorothy Mae Alford Tupper Schlegelmilch in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her parents, Clark Lee Alford and Gladys Laura Morgan Alford; and her sister Barbara Lee Alford Holliday in Ohio Obituaries; her brother Harry Kent Alford in Alaska Obituaries; and her sister Betty Jean Alford Goodwin in West Virginia Obituaries.

            Doris’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so she has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #12.

            Her lineage: Doris Ann 1936 WV1, Clark Lee 1902 WV2, Olen Bucy 1877 WV3, Merican V. 1831 VA4, Joseph 1802 VA5, John 1773 VA6, John 1732 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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DORIS GRACE SCHRIEFER ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Thursday, 14 May 2015

 

Doris Grace Alford Obituary

 

09/29/1928 ~ 05/06/2015

 

EL CAJON—Doris Grace Alford passed away peacefully in her sleep from head trauma she sustained in a fall. Her husband of 67 years, son Jack Jr., daughter Peggy and daughter-in-law Ginger, where by her side. The family wishes to remember her deep love for nature and vibrant spirit.

            Doris was born on September 29, 1928. Doris met her future husband Jack at the age of 12, and after graduating from Hoover High School in 1947 Jack and Doris were married. Doris was a homemaker and enjoyed family life, after retiring Jack and Doris traveled the U.S. in their RV and met many friends along the way.

            Doris is survived by her husband Jack (86), a sister Elva (94), son Jack Jr., daughter Peggy, three nieces, four grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

            By her request, there will be no services….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list her death.

            From CA Births: Doris Grace Schriefer was born 29 Sept 1928 in San Diego Co., mother’s maiden name Lilley.

 

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DORIS MAY ALFRED

 

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL

Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., CA—Tuesday, 3 December 2013

 

            A private committal service is planned for Doris Alfred who passed away on November 18, 2013 in Santa Cruz.

            Born in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada on October 23, 1923, she was 90 years old. Doris lived in the Santa Clara County for many years, working there as a file clerk for county law enforcement. She retired to Salem, Oregon, and later moved to Santa Cruz in 1999.

            She was a very talented quilt maker and her family will forever cherish the many beautiful quilts that she created. Perhaps the most unique hobby or pleasure of hers was walking. Doris would often walk miles upon miles throughout Santa Cruz. She personally knew all the inhabitants of the San Lorenzo River Bank and their dilemmas; walking by them and with them along the entire river levy, while well into her mid-eighties. Her family often commented that if there was a pedestrian walkway or route, Doris would take it just for the sake of walking. Her adventurous spirit will be missed by all those who came to know her.

            She is survived by her four sons, James Alfred of Seattle, Terry Alfred of Santa Cruz, Dan Alfred of Cincinnati, and Bud Alfred of Cupertino. She also leaves her sister, Shirley Olsen of Seattle, and 8 beloved grandchildren.

            She will be laid to rest in a private ceremony at Willamette National Cemetery in Portland Oregon beside her late husband, Stanley Alfred who preceded her in death in 1996.

            Please visit www.pacificgardenschapel.com to light an online candle and share your thoughts and condolences with her family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From Find A Grave: Stanley Nelson Alfred was born 21 Feb 1917 and died 19 Sept 1996.

 

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DOROTHY ANDREA ALFORD ANDERSON

Mother of Linda Jean Anderson Bennett, AAFA #1022

 

 

Larry and Dorothy Alford Anderson

Photos from their daughter, Linda Jean Anderson Bennett, AAFA #1022

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—Tuesday, 13 November 2012

 

            Anderson, Dorothy ‘Dot’ Andrea (Alford)—Passed away quietly on Saturday, November 10, 2012, at age 90.

            Dot was born in Houston, TX, on June 22, 1922, and moved to California at age 7, with her parents, W.G. Alford and Edith Mary (Nielsen), and her brother, W.G. Alford, Jr. She graduated from high school in Oakland, CA, and except for a few years in the Bay Area and Southern CA, she spent most of her life in Sacramento. In addition to being a homemaker and an excellent seamstress, she was a member of the Job’s Daughters Bethel #1, Order of the Eastern Star, Rising Star Chapter #36, a charter member of North Ridge Country Club, Fort Sutter Yacht Club and Weber Point Yacht Club. She and her husband belonged to many insurance associations. She was preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Lawrence E. Anderson, a retired Independent Insurance Adjuster. She had many dear long-time friends, both from the neighborhood and her other associations. Lake Tahoe was a special place for her, having had a house there for many years. She also enjoyed many years with her husband both yachting and traveling in their RV.

            Dot, lovingly referred to as ‘Granu,’ was preceded in death by her grandchildren John Jeffrey Zahourek and Kelly Lynn Bennett, her son-in-law, Frank T. Bennett, and grandson-in-law, Frank Ingargiola.

            Dot is survived by her brother, W. Gary Alford, Jr. of Sacramento, CA; her daughters, Sue Kyle (Mike) of Minden, NV, and Lynn Bennett of Granite Bay, CA; granddaughters, Kimberly Ingargiola-Burns of Folsom, CA, and Karen A. Bennett of Roseville [Placer Co.], CA; great granddaughter, Kaila Ingargiola; great grandson, Ryan Burns; great great grandsons, Kaidin Ingargiola and Michael Robertson; 11 nieces & nephews and their children and grandchildren.

            At her request, no services will be held.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            Wedding announcement:

 

OAKLAND TRIBUNE

Oakland, Alameda Co., CA—Sunday, 25 May 1941

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            Her lineage: Dorothy Andrea 1922 TX1, Wendell Gary 1895 TX2, Isham Brittain 1871 TX3, Burtis Terry 1845 AL4, Isham 1815 GA5, Baldy 1784 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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NNNN DOROTHY DEAN REED ALFORD RENFROE

 

ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT

Little Rock, Pulaski Co., AR—Sunday, 19 May 1985

 

 

Photo from North New Hope Cemetery, Dover, Pope Co., AR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ronnie & Marjeana

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy Renfroe (SS# issued in CA) was born 21 Jan 1894 and died _____ May 1985, last residence Fullerton, Orange Co., CA.

            We included the obituary of her first husband, James Washington Alford, in Arkansas Obituaries.

            From CA Deaths: Dorothy Dean Renfroe was born 21 Jan 1894 in AR, daughter of _____ Reeves and _____ Isam. She died 14 May 1985 in Orange Co., CA.

            From Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837–1957 (Ancestry): Dorothy Alford, age 54, married J.H. Renfroe, age 60, on 26 June 1948 in Russellville, Pope Co., AR.

            From SSACI: Dorothy Dene Alford was born 21 Jan 1894 in Dover, Pope Co., AR, daughter of Rufus Reed and Maltil Icion [sic].

 

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DOROTHY G. “DOT” ALFORD DODSON

 

CONTRA COSTA TIMES

Walnut Creek, Contra Costa Co., CA—Friday, 28 January 2005

 

May 21, 1950 – January 18, 2005

 

            Dorothy “Dot” Dodson passed away peacefully in her sleep at her Mace Meadow home in Pioneer [Amador Co.], CA on January 18, 2005 after a three-year courageous battle with cancer.

            Dot was born in Hayward, CA to Tom and Mary Alford. She had been employed by Pacific Bell Telephone for thirty years where she had been instrumental in implementing many of the features offered by phone companies today before retiring to Mace Meadow Golf Course in Pioneer, CA with her husband, Rod. Dot loved golf and became a member of the Fairway Ladies Golf Club at Mace Meadow Golf Course and was always ready to donate her time to charitable events.

            She will be greatly missed by her husband, Rod, her daughter, Lisa, son, Todd, and her six grandchildren, Jake, Kira, T.J., Kylee, Logan and Clayton, along with her parents, her brother, Tommy, sisters, Jean & Joan, and their families.

            Friends and family are invited to a memorial service on Thursday, February 10, 2005, at 11am at St. Bonaventure Church, 5562 Clayton Rd., Concord....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy G. Dodson (SS# issued in CO) was born 21 May 1950, last residence Pioneer, Amador Co., CA.

            CA Births lists Dorothy Grace Alford, born 21 May 1950 in Alameda Co., mother’s maiden name Reed.

            CA Marriages lists the marriage of Dorothy G. Alford, age 30, and Rodney L. Dodson, age 30, on 20 Sept 1980 in Contra Costa Co., CA.

 

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DOROTHY JANE ALFORD

 

CONTRA COSTA TIMES

Walnut Creek, Contra Costa Co., CA—Wednesday, 8 June 2011

 

Dorothy Alford Nov. 5, 1930 – May 29, 2011

Resident of Pinole

 

            Dorothy Alford passed away peacefully after a short illness. She was born in Tacoma, Washington. She retired from Contra Costa County after working 10 years in the Mental Health Department. Dorothy was a loving and caring mother and grandmother. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with family and friends.

            She is survived by her son David; Mark and his wife Sherry and her grandchildren; Christopher and Sarah.

            Her husband, Leonard and her grandson, David Jr, predeceased her.

            A celebration of life will be held at Bay Park, 2621 Appian Way, Pinole on Saturday, June 11th at 2:30 p.m.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Dorothy Jane Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Pinole, Contra Costa Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Leonard Allen Alford, in this compilation.

 

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DOROTHY JEAN BELL ALFORD

 

INDEPENDENT

Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA—Thursday, 3 February 1977

 

            Alford, Dorothy J. Age 81. Passed away Monday [January 31].

            Survived by granddaughters, Carol Lamb, Jean Long, Margaret Pash, Elizabeth Alford and 6 great grandchildren.

            Memorial services to held March 6, 1977, at the First United Methodist Church, 11:00 a.m. Sheelar/Stricklin Mortuary….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 4 July 1895 and died _____ Jan 1977, last residence Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Rolla Albert Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            From CA Deaths: Dorothy J. Alford was born 4 July 1895 in NE and died 31 Jan 1977 in Los Angeles Co., CA.

 

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DOROTHY LOUISE ALFORD HARGROVE YOUNG

 

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Photo from her Find A Grave memorial

 

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE

Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—11 October 2012

 

            Dorothy Louise Young—Age 82, of Temecula, California, entered eternity on Thursday, October 4, 2012.

            She entered life Wednesday, September 10, 1930 in Anderson, Indiana. She was the daughter of the late Elmer Alford and the late Elma Alford.

            Dorothy was preceded in death by her son, Garry M. Hargrove. She is survived by her husband, Charles Young; daughter, Kathy Blackburn; 2 grandsons, K.C. Blackburn and Josh Blackburn and his wife, Amy; 4 great-grand-children, Taylor, Riley, Ryan, and Brooklyn Blackburn; step-sister, Twylla Clanin.

            Services will be held privately in the future. Interment will be in Magnolia Memorial Park, Garden Grove, California.

 

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Photo from Magnolia Memorial Park, Garden Grove, Orange Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Chuck Schubert

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituary of her father, Elmer Alford, in Indiana Obituaries, where she is listed as Dorothy Hargrove.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Dorothy Louise 1930 IN1, Elmer 1902 IN2, George A. 1861 IN3, Andrew 1816 VA4, Henry 1778 VA5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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DOROTHY MAE ALFORD TUPPER SCHLEGELMILCH

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—9 April 2016

 

            Dorothy Mae Alford Schlegelmilch passed away peacefully on March 31, 2016 surrounded by family and loved ones. She was 89 years old.

            Dorothy was born in Lewisburg [Greenbrier Co.], WV on February 7, 1927 to Clark and Gladys Alford. Dorothy retired from the County of Santa Clara, California. Dorothy was lovingly known as the Matriarch of her family.

            Dorothy is survived by her daughter Diane Pickett of Idaho; her sister Patty Keeler of Ohio; and granddaughter Jennlynne Stottrup. She is also survived by her 2 great-grandchildren Raylynne and Ashlynne, and many nephews and nieces.

            She is preceded in death by her husband Don Schlegelmilch, her parents, 4 sisters and 2 brothers.

            A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at 9500 School Street, Elk Grove, CA.

 

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Photo from Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tom Brocher

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list her death.

            See the obituary of her sister Doris Ann Alford Hudson in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her parents, Clark Lee Alford and Gladys Laura Morgan Alford; and her sister Barbara Lee Alford Holliday in Ohio Obituaries; her brother Harry Kent Alford in Alaska Obituaries; and her sister Betty Jean Alford Goodwin in West Virginia Obituaries.

            From CA Divorces: Dorothy M. Alford and Eugene R. Tupper were divorced on _____ June 1967 in Santa Clara Co., CA.

            Dorothy’s second husband was Donnell Dodt Schlegelmilch.

            Dorothy’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so she has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #12.

            Her lineage: Dorothy Mae 1927 WV1, Clark Lee 1902 WV2, Olen Bucy 1877 WV3, Merican V. 1831 VA4, Joseph 1802 VA5, John 1773 VA6, John 1732 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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DOROTHY MAE HALE DRAKE ALFORD

 

Photo from Tejama Cemetery, Tehama, Tehama Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

 

DAILY NEWS

Red Bluff, Tehama Co., CA—21 January 2010

 

            Dorothy Mae Drake Alford, 88, of Gerber passed away peacefully with her family by her side on January 13, 2010. She was buried January 16th at the Tehama Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was born in August 12, 1921 to Elmo and Bertie Hale in White River, South Dakota. She was the youngest and last survivor of nine children. Dorothy married John Drake September 7th, 1940 in Reno, Nevada; together they had one child, Barbara. After John’s death in 1972 Dorothy met and married Stanley Alford. Stan and Dorothy enjoyed 35 years together until Grandpa Stan passed away in 2008.

            Dorothy was an avid bowler and retired as league secretary after 25 years. She was a member of the VFW Post 3909 in Los Molinos, and was Pocahontas of the Silver Cloud Council.

            Grandma loved and lived for her grandchildren. She loved to camp, hunt and fish; she spent many summers doing so with both her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a great cook and seamstress. Grandma was also a big baseball fan, mostly the Dodgers, and when the Dodger’s played the Giants or A’s you were guaranteed a little excitement in the house.

            She was always there for her family. One nephew stated, “She was the mother I never had, when she waitressed she made sure I had a $1.00 a day for school and she taught me to bake a pie when I was 12. Aunt Dorothy was a kind and loving person.”

            Dorothy is survived by her grandchildren, Debara and spouse Frank Kassik of Kenai Alaska; David Due Jr. of Alabama, and Donna Pacheco of Red Bluff; son-in-law of 46 years, David Due of Gerber, 6 great-grandchildren, 8 great-great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband John Drake; her 8 brothers and sisters; her daughter Barbara Due; and second husband, Robert Stanley Alford.

            You’ll always be in our loving memories. We’ll miss you grandma.

 

Photo from Tehama Cemetery, Tehama, Tehama Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer Robert McConnell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Robert Stanley Alford, in this compilation.

 

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DOROTHY MARGARET PATON HALFORD

 

CHICO ENTERPRISE-RECORD

Chico, Butte Co., CA—Tuesday, 11 November 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

PARADISE—No service will be held for Dorothy Margaret Halford, 87, of Paradise, who died Friday, Nov. 7, 1997, in a ridge hospital [?].

            She was born Dec. 21, 1909, in Stratford, Ontario, Canada to Harry and Margaret McPhee Paton.

            Mrs. Halford worked as a Pacific Telephone Co. supervisor of directory assistance for 30 years. She was a member of AARP and the Telephone Pioneers.

            Her only survivor is a niece. Her husband, George, died in 1947.

            Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Glendale. Arrangements are under the directions of Rose Chapel.

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Photo from Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kathy Salazar

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Dorothy M. Halford (SS# issued in MI), last residence Paradise, Butte Co., CA.

 

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NNNN DOROTHY MARIE PRIDDY WINBURN ALFORD

 

THE SUN

San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA—Monday, 10 February 1992

 

 

In another article:

 

INLAND VALLEY DAILY BULLETIN

Ontario, San Bernardino Co., CA—Monday, 10 February 1992

 

HESPERIA [San Bernardino Co.]—Dorothy Marie Alford, 68, of Hesperia died Feb. 6 in Fontana [San Bernardino Co.].

            Mrs. Alford was born in Texas and resided in the Ontario area nearly all of her life.

            She was a caterer for the Flatirons Country Club and was a member of Hesperia Leisure Lodge.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by her husband, Yewell Derrell Alford; a son, Michael Eugene Winburn of Riverside; two daughters, Victoria Lynn Van Norman of Fontana and Vivian Kay Seale of Boulder, Colo.; and seven grandchildren….

            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Interment will be in Bellevue Memorial Park. Richardson-Peterson Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Bellevue Memorial Park, Ontario, San Bernardino Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sadie May

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy M. Winburn (SS# issued in TX) was born 22 May 1923 and died _____ Feb 1992, last residence Boulder, Boulder Co., CO.

            From CA Deaths: Dorothy Marie Priddy Alford was born 22 May 1923 in TX and died 6 Feb 1992 in San Bernardino Co., CA. Her mother’s maiden name was Black.

            Texas Birth Index, 1903–1997 [Ancestry] lists Vivian Kay Winburn, born 15 Jan 1943 in McCulloch Co., TX, and Michael Eugene Winburn born 17 Sept 1950 in Concho Co., TX, children of Bennie Eugene Winburn and Dorothy Marie Priddy.

            From CA Deaths: Yewell Derrel Alford was born 4 Aug 1912 in TX and died 28 March 1995 in San Bernardino Co., CA. His mother’s maiden name was Kennedy.

            Yewell Derrell “Bud” Alford’s memorial at Find A Grave says he was married to Betty Alfreda Deem Alford (1919–1988) and had 4 daughters.

            For more information on Yewell’s family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John Alford b. ca 1801 NC.

            Her husband’s lineage: Yewell Derrel[l] 1912 TX1, John Martin 1879 MS2, James Henry 1857 MS3, John Madison 1826 GA4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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DOROTHY ODELL WHITE ALFRED

 

CONTRA COSTA TIMES

Walnut Creek, Contra Costa Co., CA—30 September 2015

 

Dorothy Odell White Alfred

Feb 19, 1923 - Sept 26, 2015

Resident of San Ramon and Walnut Creek

 

            Dorothy Odell Alfred passed away on Saturday, September 26, after a long illness.

            Dorothy was born in May, Texas on February 19, 1923. She came to California as a young girl where her family settled in Exeter. Graduating from High School in 1942 during WWII, she came to Northern California to work in the Defense Industries. Dorothy later became a Licensed Vocational Nurse and worked her entire career at Merritt Hospital in Oakland, California. Upon retirement, Dorothy was a volunteer at the San Ramon Valley Medical Center for many years. Dorothy was caring, giving and her loving spirit will be sorely missed.

            Dorothy is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Renee and Austris Rungis of Reno, Nevada, Michael McEntire of McKinney, Texas, three grandchildren, Bryan Lee of Castro Valley, California, Promise McEntire of Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Rusty McEntire of Fort Dodge, Iowa, and one great granddaughter, Emmalyn Lee of Zamora, California.

            Friends and family are invited to … a funeral service on Friday, October 2, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at Hull’s Walnut Creek Chapel, 1139 Saranap Avenue, Walnut Creek.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list her death.

 

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DOUGLAS EARL ALFORD

 

DESERT SUN

Palm Springs, Riverside Co., CA—Monday, 5 July 2004

 

            Douglas Earl Alford, 40, of Thermal died July 1, 2004, in Indio as a result of a traffic accident.

            He was born Aug. 7, 1963, to Myron Earl Alford and Phyliss Alford in Columbus, Ind.

            He married Deborah Forbes on June 26, 2000, in Indio.

            He was a truck driver for A-1 Aggregrates for four years and was a member of Calvary Chapel, Cathedral City. He served in the Marine Corps from 1984–1988.

            He is survived by his wife, Deborah Forbes-Alford of Thermal.

            Additional survivors include a daughter, Destiny Summer Alford of Thermal; a brother, Paul Alford of Tennessee; two sisters, Melissa Thompson of Indiana and Paula Williams of Kautman; and his father, Myron Alford, and stepmother, Barbara Alford, of Leeburg, Fla.

            He was preceded in death by a son, Joseph Tandy Alford, and his mother, Phyliss Alford-Sutton.

            …. Burial will be private. Palm Springs Mortuary is handling arrangements….

 

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

 

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DUSTIN JOHN ALFORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Sunday, 21 July 1991

 

LATON—Services for Dustin John Alford, 17, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at Tinkler Mission Chapel.

            Dustin died Wednesday [July 17] in an automobile accident. He was a high-school student.

            Surviving are his parents, Elgie Babb of Fresno and Helen Alford of Laton; a brother, Jason Watkins of Fresno; and five sisters, Rochelle Angell and Jennifer and Loretta Babb, all of Fresno, and Nicole and Tracey Fletcher, both of Laton….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dustin J. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 29 Jan 1974, last residence not listed

            CA Deaths lists Dustin John Alford born 29 Jan 1974 in CA and died 17 July 1991 in Fresno Co., mother’s maiden name Alford.

            CA Births lists Dustin J. Alford, born 29 Jan 1974 in Sacramento Co., mother’s maiden name Alford.

 

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EARL ALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—Tuesday, 6 November 2007

 

            Alford, Earl—Services to be held on Thursday, November 8, 2007, at 1:30 p.m. in the Memory Chapel, Forest Lawn Memorial Park - Covina Hills.

 

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Photo from Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Covina Hills), Covina, Los Angeles Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Richard Pittman

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Earl Alford (SS# issued in IL) was born 16 Apr 1940 and died 17 Sept 2007, last residence Wilmington, Los Angeles Co., CA.

 

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EARL ELWOOD ALFORD

 

INDEPENDENT

Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA—Wednesday, 26 March 1975

 

            Alford, Earl E. Age 56.

            Survived by wife, Mildred; sons, Richard, Dennis and Charles; brothers, Cecil, Lester, Carl and Roby; sister, Mrs. Myrtle Dunn; and 1 granddaughter.

            Service Thursday, 10:00 a.m., Spongberg Mortuary Chapel.

 

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Photo from Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Richard Harrison

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Earl Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 20 Jan 1919, last residence Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, Robert Lee Alford and Mary Lee Ogle Alford; and brothers Clayton Robert Alford and Ralph Douglas Alford in West Virginia Obituaries; and of his siblings Carl Lucas Alford and Myrtle Bell Alford Dunn in Ohio Obituaries.

            From CA Deaths: Earl E. Alford, born 20 Jan 1919 in VA, died 23 March 1975 in Los Angeles Co.

            From U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775–2006 (Ancestry): Earl Elwood Alford served in the Marine Corp. beginning on 12 Jan 1939.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #12.

            His lineage: Earl Elwood 1919 VA1, Robert Lee 1888 VA2, William Franklin 1866 VA3, John Franklin 1845 VA4, John 1795 VA5, John 1768 VA6, Thomas 1736 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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EARLEE ALFORD YATES

 

MERCURY NEWS

San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA—Wednesday, 13 December 2017

 

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Earlee Alford-Yates

Resident of Discovery Bay

 

            Earlee Alford-Yates departed from this life on December the 8th, 2017. Funeral Services will be held 12/15/17 11am-2pm at the East Palo Alto Seventh Day Adventist Church 994 Beach St. where she attended for the past forty years. Her Strong faith in Jesus Christ our lord and savior was apparent to all who knew her. Her smile, love and kindness will be missed by all she touched.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list her death.

 

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EARNEST HOWARD ALFORD

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—Monday, 9 November 1943

 

REDDING (Shasta Co.), Nov. 9—Howard Alford, 24, of Anderson [Shasta Co.] died yesterday, the second victim of a motorcycle-truck crash south of Redding last week.

            Emil Venzke, 47, of Cottonwood died Friday of injuries suffered in the accident Thursday night.

            The men were injured when a motorcycle operated by Alford headed onto a one way bridge two miles south of here and sideswiped an Oregon-California Freight truck.

            Both men lost their legs in the crash and suffered other injuries.

            Highway Patrolman Floyd Sublett said Alford was driving north and passed a number of stopped autos while approaching the bridge on Highway 99. He said the large freight truck was nearly clear of the bridge when the accident occurred.

            The bridge is being reconstructed and is open only to one way traffic.

            Alford was born in Red Bluff. He had resided in Anderson since 1929.

            He leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.T. Alford of Anderson; three brothers, Robert Stanley, Allen T. and Ralph E. Alford, all of the United States Army, and one sister, Mrs. Ida May Rhodes of Anderson.

 

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Photo from Oak Hill Cemetery, Red Bluff, Tehama Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Aaron Canty

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his brothers Allen Temple Alford, with whom he shares a gravestone, and Robert Stanley Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Ralph Eugene “Gene” Alford in Idaho Obituaries.

            From CA Births: Earnest H. Alford was born 17 Apr 1918 in Tehama Co., mother’s maiden name Dinkle.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1. This genealogy lists Hudson Alford as the son of James Lodwick Alford, but that is questionable based on Hudson’s birth date relative to the birth dates of his father and siblings.

            His lineage: Earnest Howard 1918 CA1, Robert Temple 1874 CA2, Julius Marion 1845 AR3, Robert Temple 1814 MS4, Julius 1785 NC5, Hudson 1760 NC6, James Lodwick 1749 NC7.

 

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EDITH CLEO CAMP ALFORD

 

MODESTO BEE

Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA—Thursday, 20 August 1992

 

Nov. 4, 1919–Aug. 18, 1992

 

            Edith C. Alford, 72, of Modesto, died Tuesday at Colony Park Care Center.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of Hodgens, Okla. She had lived in Modesto for 47 years. She was a supervisor at F.W. Woolworth Co. for 29 years.

            She is survived by her son, Robert Camp of Modesto; stepchildren, Joe Alford and Janice Chancellor, both of Modesto; brother, Olen Camp of Coulterville; sisters, Marie Kilgore, Billie Nugent and Ruby McCleskey, all of Modesto; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

            A funeral is set for 11:30 a.m. Friday at Lakewood Funeral Home Chapel, Hughson….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Edith Alford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA.

            CA Deaths lists Edith Cleo Alford, born 4 Nov 1919 in OK and died 18 Aug 1992 in Stanislaus Co., mother’s maiden name Dehart and father’s surname Camp.

 

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EDITH ELIZABETH “BETTY” HUMANN ALFORD

Wife of Jack Leland Alford, AAFA #0961

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—29 July 2012

 

 

            Alford, Elizabeth H. (Betty)—Born November 22, 1924, in Pasadena, California, to Henry and Edith Locan Human. Betty passed away in Huntington Beach, California, July 7, 2012, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.

            She is survived by her son Chris of Huntington Beach; California and daughter Peggy of Auburn, Alabama, and four granddaughters.

            A native of San Marino, she attended Pasadena High School (CA) and graduated as Valedictorian of the class of 1942, and continued her education at UC Berkley where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi (Pi Phi) sorority. Married 2nd Lieutenant (USN), Jack L. Alford in 1944, living in Coronado, Manhattan Beach, San Marino, Glendora, Newport Beach, and La Jolla, California, (Jack predeceased her in 2006).

            Betty’s life was always centered around her family who she loved dearly. Betty became an astute business woman, first as a Real Estate Agent in San Marino, and later as a Real Estate Broker and business owner. She co-founded the very successful, “Glendora Properties” with Jean Butler. She and Jack were avid boaters in their spare time, and she was an active member of the Balboa Yacht Club where she and Jack chaired the Committee that ran annual Ensenada Yacht Race in the early 70’s. She was always active in the local community, particularly in Newport Beach, (Balboa Peninsula Point Association), where she was responsible for the redesign of residential street signage. Betty had a passion for life and met every day with a smile, loved people, family, and a countless number of pets of all kinds. Her family misses her terribly.

 

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

            See the obituary of her husband, Jack Leland Alford, in this compilation.

            CA Births lists Edith E. Humann, born 22 Nov 1924 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Locau.

 

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NNNN EDITH INEZ SMARTT ALFORD SPEARS ROBERTS

 

THE CHRONICLE

San Francisco, CA—Tuesday, 24 July 1973

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edith Smart (SS# issued in TN) was born 29 July 1921 and died _____ July 1973, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her first husband, Deeman Alford; and children Deeman Lewis “D.L.” Alford and Grace Cecelia Alford Hayes in this compilation.

            From CA Deaths: Edith I. Roberts was born 29 July 1921 in TN and died 20 July 1973 in San Francisco.

            From SSACI: Edith Smartt Alford, black, was born 29 July 1921 in Knoxville, TN, daughter of Henry W. Smartt and Elizabeth Whiteside. She died _____ July 1973 and is listed with the following names:

 

1943    Edith Smartt Alford

1944    Edith Inez Alford

1958    Edith Inez Spears

1971    Edith Inez Smart and Inez Spears

 

            From Tennessee State Marriages (Ancestry): Edith Inez Smartt, age 32, married Alonzo Hodge Spears on 16 Sept 1953 in Grainger Co., TN.

 

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EDITH VELA GUESS ALFORD

 

THE CALIFORNIAN

Salinas, Monterey Co., CA—Thursday, 23 December 2004

 

GREENFIELD [Monterey Co.]—Edith Alford, 87, of Greenfield, died on Sunday, December 19, 2004, at George L. Mee Memorial Hospital in King City. Funeral services were held on December 23 at Whitehurst-Grim Funeral Chapel in King City. Burial followed in King City Cemetery.

            She was born on August 8, 1917, in Greenforest [Carroll Co.], AR. She was a homemaker.

            Survivors include her son, Tommy Alford of Salinas; a daughter, Norma Azcona of King City, a brother, Carol Guess of Springdale, AR; a sister, Frankie Steidley of Greenfield; grandchildren, Nancy Utterback and Todd Utterback, both of Salinas, and Amy Utterback of Soledad; and great-grandsons, Brandon Webb and Nathan Arbrun, both of King City, and Michael Sisson of Salinas.

 

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Photo from King City Cemetery, King City, Monterey Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kathy Burpo Woodworth

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Edith Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Greenfield, Monterey Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her son Tommy Joe Alford in this compilation.

            Her husband was Ernie Thomas Alford (1905–1998). They were married on 21 Dec 1940 in Carroll Co., AR. Ernie was the son of William Thomas Alford and Gemima May Baugh Alford.

 

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EDMOND R. ALFORD

 

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Photo from Mel Hunt’s Mel Hunt Family Tree (Ancestry) - used with permission xxx requested 5/15/2019

 

OAKLAND TRIBUNE

Oakland, Alameda Co., CA—Monday, 18 June 1928

 

            Alford—In Oakland, June 17, 1928. Edmond R., beloved husband of Nellie F. Alford, loving father of Thomas E. and Leo M. Alford; a native of New York, aged 70 years.

            Funeral will be held from the parlors of the Oakland Undertaking Co., 3007 Telegraph avenue, Tuesday, June 19, 1928, at 8:30, thence to St. Jarlath’s church where mass will be said for the repose of his soul commencing at 9 o’clock. Funeral and interment private. (Frank J. Youell, director.)

 

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Photo from Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, Hayward, Alameda Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Photo copyright 2007 by Deborah Ratto Dash – permission granted

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his wife, Helen Frances “Nellie” Reardon Alford; and son Leo Michael Alford in this compilation.

            On the 1900 census, Seattle, King Co., WA, and on the 1910 census, Kern Co., CA, Edmond R. Alford, born NY, says his parents were born in Ireland.

            On the 1860 census, Cornwall, Orange Co., NY, Edmond Alford, age 3 born NY, and 4 siblings are living with their parents, Michael and Mary Alford, both age 30 and born Ireland.

            From U.S., Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 (Ancestry): Nellie F. Alford, widow of Edmond R. Alford, alias Edmond R. Welch, applied for a pension based on Edmond’s Indian Wars service in the U.S. Infantry as Principle Musician, 1880–1882. He enlisted in 1875 and was discharged in 1880 [?].

            His lineage: Edmond R. 1857 NY1, Michael 1830 Ireland2.

 

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NNNN EDNA ALFORD KOHLER

 

DAILY TELEGRAM

San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo Co., CA—Friday, 27 January 1933

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her father, Thomas Newton Alford; and brother Ray Alford in this compilation.

            From CA Marriages: Geo. Kohler married Edna L. Alford on 8 June 1910 in Los Angeles Co., CA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #11.

            Her lineage: Edna 1888 CA1, Thomas Newton 1860 IL2, Matthew Nelson 1819 AL3, Charles 1790 NC4.

 

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EDNA CHARLOTTE HARLAN ALFORD

Grandmother of Edward Lewis Alford, AAFA #1357

 

MODESTO BEE

Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA—Thursday, 9 March 1978

 

            Edna C. Alford, Turlock. Final rites will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday [March10] in the Allen Mortuary for Edna C. Alford, 66, who died Tuesday [March 7] in a local hospital after a short illness.

            Interment will be in Turlock Memorial Park.

            A native of Lodi, she had lived in the Denair area since 1950.

            She leaves her widower, Fred Alford of Turlock; a daughter, Mary Moore of Oakdale; four sons, Samuel of Turlock, John of Utah, Roy with the Army in Japan and Thomas Alford of Orland; a brother, Earl Harlan of Colorado; a sister, Pearl Bertolero of Modesto, and 13 grandchildren.

            The family requests any remembrances be given to the First Methodist Church Memorial Fund in Turlock.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Fred Clarence Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and son Samuel Edward Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Thomas Earl Alford in Missouri Obituaries

            CA Deaths lists Edna Charlotte Alford, born 29 Nov 1911 in CA, died 7 March 1978 in Stanislaus Co.

            CA Births lists Edna C. Harlan born 29 Nov 1911 in San Joaquin Co., mother’s maiden name Larson.

 

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EDNA ELIZA HALFORD COLMAN SMITH

 

Edna Halford

Photo from Jodi Nelson’s Joseph Halford and Descendants family tree (Ancestry)—used with permission

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—Saturday, 5 March 1997

 

            A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, 1997, in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Gresham for Edna Halford Smith, who died Feb. 18 in San Pedro, Calif., of complications of a stroke. She was 89.

            Mrs. Smith was born Oct. 5, 1907, in McCammon, Idaho. Former owner of a retail dress shop in Oakland, Calif., she lived in Gresham and Milwaukie for 25 years before moving to San Pedro two years ago. She married William Colman in 1929. They divorced. She married Edgar B. in 1950. He since has died.

            Survivors include her son, Dr. Ronald Colman of San Pedro, and sister, Betty J. Olsen of Gresham.

            Private interment will be in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Gresham.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Edna E. Smith (SS# issued in UT), last residence San Pedro, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            We included the obituaries of her parents, William Oliver Halford and Eliza Ann Ward Halford, in Utah Obituaries; sister Bertha Gwendolyn Halford Brooks in Idaho Obituaries; and sister Betty Jean Halford Olsen in Oregon Obituaries.

            Her HALFORD lineage: Edna Eliza 1907 ID1, William Oliver 1873 UT2, Joseph Henry 1842 IL3, Joseph 1803/1805 England4, Joseph 1766 England5.

 

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NNNN EDNA HARLENE ROGERS ALFORD HARRIS

 

SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER

San Francisco, CA—Wednesday, 14 July 1943

 

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of her daughter-in-law Sharolee Lael Alford Morrow Shagenpor Ingram in Oregon Obituaries.

            From CA Deaths: Edna Harlene Rogers was born 8 Oct 1901 in ID and died 12 July 1943 in San Francisco, CA. Her mother’s maiden name was Lauri.

            From Oregon, County Marriage Records (Ancestry): Edna H. Rogers, age 16, daughter of John C. Rogers and Ruby Rogers, married Joseph Melvin Alford, son of Lettie Alford, on 25 Feb 1916 in Baker Co., OR.

            Her first husband’s lineage: Joseph Melvin 1897 ID1, Albert Cleveland 1869 WI2, Joseph D. 1834 PA3, James M. 1807 PA4.

 

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NNNN EDNA L. ALFORD OEST

Aunt of Dorothy Lavina Alford Smith, AAFA #0918, Elmyra Elizabeth Alford McWhinney, AAFA #0930; and Kenneth Lee Alford, AAFA #0934

 

SAN MATEO TIMES

San Mateo, San Mateo Co., CA—Tuesday, 3 January 1961

 

 

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Photo from Pioneer Cemetery, Watsonville, Santa Cruz Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor Dave Francis, deceased

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her father, John Wesley Alford; and siblings Fred Alford, Fred Alford, Harry Newton Alford, and Pearl E. Alford Devincenzi in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Ethel Harriet Alford Perrin in Utah Obituaries.

            She is buried next to her husband, Friedrich Wilhelm “Fred” Oest, born in Germany.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #11.

            Her lineage: Edna L. 1879 CA1, John Wesley 1853 IL2, Matthew Nelson 1819 AL3, Charles 1790 NC4.

 

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EDNA MARIE DAWSON ALFRED

 

NEWS TRIBUNE

Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA—Tuesday, 6 November 1962

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

Mrs. W.L. “Ted” Alfred

 

            Mrs W.L. (Edna) Alfred, 87, formerly of Tacoma, died Saturday [November 3] in Sacramento where she had lived since 1937. She was born in St. Paul, Minn. and formerly belonged to St. Patrick’s Catholic church here.

            She leaves a son, Jerome of San Mateo; a daughter, Mrs. Renee Freeman of Sacramento; a sister, Mrs. Maude Nisonger of Los Angeles; six grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

            Private services will be held Thursday at Calvary Cemetery, under direction of Gaffney Funeral Home.

 

Photo from Calvary Cemetery, Tacoma, Pierce Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sue Meister

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituary of her husband, William Lafayette “Ted” Alfred, in Washington Obituaries.

            Her parents were William and Mary Dawson.

 

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EDRIK M. ALFORD

 

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August 25, 1966 - September 24, 2014

Photo and dates from Struve and Laporte Funeral Home

 

THE CALIFORNIAN

Salinas, Monterey Co., CA—Friday, 26 September 2014

 

SALINAS—Edrik M. Alford, 48, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. Edrik was born in Chatsworth in 1966 and moved to Salinas in 1975.

            He attended Kammann Elementary School and North Salinas High School. He served in the U.S. Army then worked for Kohl’s Department Store until he became ill. He enjoyed all sports, especially football.

            Edrik is survived by his father and step-mother, Maurice (Al) and Loraine Alford; his daughter, Amanda; son, Daniel; sister, Evonda from Kansas, and fiancé, Stephanie Williams of Salinas and her family.

            He was loved and will be missed by all.

            …. Funeral arrangements by Struve and Laporte Funeral Home….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            From CA Births: Edrik M. Alford was born 25 Aug 1966 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Wolfe.

 

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EDWARD DOYLE ALFORD

AAFA #1031

 

High school graduation

 

“Dad doing what he loved best when healthy - bbq tri-tip”

Photos from his son Alan Lee Alford, AAFA #1427

 

LOMPOC RECORD

Lompoc, Santa Barbara Co., CA—17 February 2013

 

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            Edward Doyle Alford of Tehachapi passed away Jan. 16, 2013 of natural causes. He was born Nov. 19, 1935 in Chandler, OK to Otis and Mildred Alford, and like “The Grapes of Wrath” during the Great Depression, they moved to Salinas, CA when he was an infant.

            Ed was a survivor. His life’s journey took him from Salinas to Santa Monica where he started a family before putting down roots in Lompoc. There, he did upholstery and worked at a muffler shop before opening a custom car shop, Chassis Engineering. He moved to the Santa Maria area, where he was a car salesman and licensed building contractor for many years before becoming disabled.

            The recipient of heart and kidney transplants, Ed was given the generous gift of life by anonymous organ donors, to whom we give eternal thanks. His final journey brought him to the mountains of Tehachapi, where the quiet serenity and beautiful view overlooking Bear Valley provided him absolute peace.

            Many, many family members will miss his wide smile and presence, but we all know he is at long last free of pain.

            Ed is survived by his wife Jan; brothers Denis (Patricia) of Kennewick, WA, and David (Phyllis) of Goldsboro, NC; children- James of Grover Beach, Lonnie (Lisa) of Santa Barbara, Karen of Fayetteville, AR, Alan (Jenny) of Galt, Debbie (Kim) of Ozark, MO, step-son Kenny (Diane) of Tehachapi, daughter-in-law Cheryl of Santa Maria; grandchildren, Shaun, Michael (Krissy), Jarah, Cameron (Amanda), Athena, Brittney, Ruben, Samantha, Kaycee, Madison, and Devin; great-grandchildren, Sandra, Halie, Lio, and Leira.

            Ed was pre-deceased by father Otis, mother Mildred, step-mother Billie, sister Donna, brother-in-law Terry, and step-son Daniel.

            A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            We included the obituaries of his stepmother, Willie Lee “Billie” Kizer Alford, in Nevada Obituaries; and his grandfather Lonnie Erwin Alford Sr. and great-grandmother Laura Watson Conrad Alford in Oklahoma Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            His lineage: Edward Doyle 1935 OK1, Otis Doyle 1914 OK2, Lonnie Erwin 1890 KY3, John Hardin 1841 KY4, Joseph 1812 KY5, Achilles 1772 VA/NC6, John before 1750 VA7.

 

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EDWARD JOHN ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Sunday, 6 September 2009

 

 

            Alford, Edward John—Born in San Diego, California on January 22, 1925, he passed away on August 20, 2009. Beloved husband of Margaret P. Alford, the couple would have celebrated their 66th wedding anniversary on November 7th. He is also survived by one niece Mary Margaret Dawson and her family.

            Ed was employed by the Union-Tribune Publishing Company for almost 50 years as a Circulation District Manager where he mentored many young men during his career. He was an Army veteran of World War II serving in the European Theatre and at the end of the conflict was witness to the Nuremberg Trials.

            A Memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at the First United Methodist Church of San Diego, 2111 Camino del Rio South on September 14th, at 1:00 p.m.

            In lieu of flowers, donations to First United Methodist Church or San Diego Hospice will be appreciated. “Now cracks a noble heart. Good-night sweet prince. And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.” - William Shakespeare

 

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Photo from First United Methodist Church Cemetery San Diego, San Diego Co., CA,—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Claxton

Note from photographer: Cenotaph, no ashes buried

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Edward John Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Thomas E. Alford and Elvina Symons Alford; and sister Mary Dorcas Alford Northcote in this compilation.

            CA Births lists Edward John Alford, born 22 Jan 1925 in San Diego Co., mother’s maiden name Symons.

            California Passenger and Crew Lists, 1893–1937 (Ancestry) lists Edward John Alford, b. in San Diego on 22 Jan 1925, Mary Dorcas Alford, b. in San Diego on 2 June 1927, and Elvina Alford, age 45, British citizen, sailing from Dover, England to San Pedro, CA, arriving 5 Jan 1937. Elvina names Mr. John Symont of Boscastle, England, as her nearest relative in England. The Alfords are returning home to San Diego.

            On the 1930 census in San Diego, San Diego Co., CA, John E. Alford, age 5 b. CA, is living with this parents, Thomas E. Alford, 38 England, and Elvina E. 37 England, and his sister Mary D. 2-10/12 CA. Thomas immigrated in 1922 and Elvina in 1923.

 

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EDWARD T. “JIM” ALFORD

 

CONTRA COSTA TIMES

Walnut Creek, Contra Costa Co., CA—Wednesday, 5 January 2011

 

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Edward (Jim) T. Alford

Former Resident of Martinez

Jan. 8, 1922 ~ Dec. 25, 2010

 

            Edward passed away at the age of 88.

            Edward was born in Martinez, CA attended Alhambra High School, joined the California Conservation Corps, and served in the U.S. Navy, Sea Bees, from 1942 until 1945. He work at the Benicia Arsenal, Tooele Army Depot, the Tracy Army Depot, until he retired. Jim enjoyed his dogs, fishing, bowling, the SF 49ers and Giants, WWF wrestling and a good John Wayne western. Jim loved spending time with his Great granddaughters Saylor and Maddy, they always put a smile on his face.

            Jim was preceded in death by his best friend and loving wife Jean.

            Jim is survived by his sons Bob (Kim) and John, 6 grandchildren; Bonnie (Tom), Steve (Jody), Andrea (Jesse), Katie, Elizabeth, Lucy (Tony); 4 great grandchildren; Madelynn, Saylor, Marco and Marina.

            Jim was a strong, sweet and gentle man, and his smiling face and chuckle will be missed.

 

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Photo from Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Lafayette, Contra Costa Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Wanderwegger

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edward T. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 8 Jan 1922, last residence Concord, Contra Costa Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Eugenia R. “Jean” Moglia Alford; father, Charles Augustus Alford; and brothers Frank M. Alford and Lewis Everet Alford in this compilation.

            CA Births confirms his birth date in Contra Costa Co., mother’s maiden name Lanes.

            His lineage: Edward T. 1922 CA1, Charles Augustus 1878 NV2, Charles 1849 AL3.

 

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EDWARD WILLIAM “BIG ED” ALFORD

 

LONG BEACH PRESS-TELEGRAM

Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA—Tuesday, 13 June 2006

 

            Alford, Edward William “Big Ed”—June 14, 1917 to June 5, 2006. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, June 14, at the Chapel of our Fathers at Forest Lawn in Cypress at 1:00 P.M.

 

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Photo from Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Cypress), Cypress, Orange Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Frances Cope

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Edward W. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            CA Births lists Edward W. Alford, born 14 June 1917 in San Bernardino Co., mother’s maiden name Halfpenn.

            A family tree on Ancestry lists Edward’s parents as Fred E. Alford and Annie Grace Halfpenny, born 23 Sept 1893 in Drayton, ND, and his wife as Virginia Malun, whom he married on 28 Sept 1941 in San Pedro, CA.

            On the 1920 census in Ontario, San Bernardino Co., CA, Edward, age 2-6/12 born CA, is listed with his parents, Fred E. Alford, 33 IL (parents b. NY and IL), and Grace H. 26 ND (parents b. Canada).

            CA Deaths lists Fred E. Alford, born 3 Jan 1886 in IL, died 14 Feb 1964 in Stanislaus Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Coughlin.

            On Frederick Edward Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 30, born 3 Jan 1887 in Aurora, IL. He is a City Services Dept. Manager living in Ontario, San Bernardino Co., CA, and says he is responsible for supporting his wife and mother.

            In 1910, Frederick E. Alford, age 23 b. IL, is living with his parents, William F. Alford 64 NY (parents b. US and MA) and Sarah Alford 55 IL (parents b. Ireland and Maine), in Ontario, San Bernardino Co., CA. William and Sarah had been married 25 years, first marriage for William and second for Sarah. Sarah had 4 children, 3 living. William was an orange grove farmer, and Frederick was an electrical engineer.

            In 1900, William Alford, 53 b. Feb 1847 in NY, and Sarah Alford, 45 b. July 1854 in IL, are living in Downers Grove, Dupage Co., IL, with their son Fred, b. Jan 1887, and their daughter Etta b. June 1888.

            His lineage: Edward William 1917 CA1, Frederick Edward 1887 IL2, William 1847 NY3.

 

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EDWIN WILLIAM ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—Wednesday, 21 November 1990

 

            Alford, Edwin W., 87, of Van Nuys, retired. Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Pierce Brothers Valhalla Mortuary, North Hollywood.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edwin W. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 4 Oct 1903 and died 4 Nov 1990, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his sister Flora Hattie Alford in this compilation.

            CA Deaths lists Edwin W. Alford, same dates, born CA, mother’s maiden name not listed.

            In 1930, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, Edwin W. Alford, apprentice dentist age 26 b. CA, is the head of the family, which includes his widowed mother Hulda M., 61 WI (parents b. Germany), and 3 single sisters. Their father was born in Canada.

            In 1920, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, Edwin A. Alford, age 16 b. CA, is living with his widowed mother, Hulda Alford, 51 WI (parents b. Germany) and 3 single older sisters who were born in WI and TN, and 1 married sister who was b. in CA. Their father was born in Canada.

            In 1900, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA, William Alford, age 34 b. July 1865 in Canada (parents b. Canada) and his wife Hulda, 30 b. March 1869 in WI, are listed with 4 daughters: Fannie, June 1889 WI; Florra, July 1893 TN; Hellen, Jan 1895 TN; and Hilda, Apr 1898 CA. William immigrated in 1885.

            A family tree on Ancestry lists him as Edwin William Alford, parents William Alford and Hulda Schulz (1869–1935).

            His lineage: Edwin William 1903 CA1, William 1865 Canada2.

 

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ELAINE KAY ALFORD

 

PASADENA STAR-NEWS

Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA—Thursday, 17 April 2008

 

            Elaine Kay Alford, passed away April 14, 2008.

            She is survived by her daughter, Taylore Lane Thomas; parents Thomas Earl Alford, Sr., and Kay Alice Alford, one brother Thomas Earl Alford Jr., soulmate, David Lamont Privitte, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other loving family and friends.

            …. Services 11:00 A.M. Saturday, April 19, 2008, First A.M.E. Church, 1700 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Interment, Mountain View Cemetery, Altadena. Woods-Valentine Mortuary, Pasadena, Directing.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elaine Kay Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 28 Feb 1971, last residence Pasadena, Los Angeles Co., CA.

 

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ELAINE MELVINA ALFORD OWENS

Aunt of Patricia Ann Alford DeGrofft, AAFA #0203

 

Elaine Melvina Alford

Photo from her niece Patty Alford Degrofft

 

DAILY NEWS [not verbatim]

Red Bluff, Tehama Co., CA—Tuesday, 8 May 1990

 

            Elaine Melvina Alford Owens, 63, fifth generation native of Red Bluff, California, died Saturday [May 5] in Red Bluff. Mrs. Owens was born August 24, 1926 at the Los Molinos Colony ranch home of her maternal grandparents John Henry and Magdelina (Heine) Dayton. Born to the pioneer families of Roy V. and Bernice F. (Dayton) Alford, California cattle ranchers, she received her early schooling in a one room schoolhouse in the Hunter district west of Red Bluff taught by her great aunt, Nellie Raymond.

            After graduating from Red Bluff High School in 1944, she went on to graduate from Highland School of Nursing in Oakland, CA. Mrs. Owens was a member of the Tehama County Cowbells and an officer at the national, state and local levels. She was also a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Chapter #20 of Red Bluff.

            On June 30, 1947, Elaine married Tehama County rancher Jack Burton Owens in Red Bluff. Mrs. Owens was an active working partner in her family’s cattle ranching operation.

            Surviving her are sons John Owens, his wife Candace (Clough) and their children Nathan and Brian of Red Bluff; Kenneth Owens, his wife Sherré (Sutfin) and their children Lacey Elaine and Roy of Corning; aunt Ethel Alford Peterson of Red Bluff. She was preceded in death by a son David Charles Owens in 1978, her husband Jack Owens in May 1988 and brother Jack V. Alford July 1989.

            Grave side services were held at Oak Hill Cemetery in Red Bluff.

 

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Photo from Oak Hill Cemetery, Red Bluff, Tehama Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Flintstone

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her brother John Vernon “Jack” Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1. This genealogy lists Hudson Alford as the son of James Lodwick Alford, but that is questionable based on Hudson’s birth date relative to the birth dates of his father and siblings.

            Her lineage: Elaine Melvina 1926 CA1, Roy Vernon 1904 CA2, Robert Temple 1874 CA3, Julius Marion 1845 AR4, Robert Temple 1814 MS5, Julius 1785 NC6, Hudson 1760 NC7, James Lodwick 1749 NC8.

 

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NNNN ELBERT HENRY ALFORD

 

PRESS DEMOCRAT

Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., CA—Thursday, 20 October 1977

 

 

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Photo from Kelseyville Cemetery,, Kelseyville, Lake Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Connie Carl

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elbert Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 30 March 1907 and died _____ Oct 1977, last residence Kelseyville, Lake Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Bernice Knutte Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Leo Keller Alford in Oklahoma Obituaries.

            Marriage announcement:

 

THE CHRONICLE

San Francisco, CA—Sunday, 12 December 1937

 

 

            On Elbert Henry Alford’s 1940 WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he was residing in Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA. He was born 30 March 1907 in Winnsboro, TX.

            For more information on Yewell’s family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John Alford b. ca 1801 NC.

            His lineage: Elbert Henry 1907 TX1, John Martin 1879 MS2, James Henry 1857 MS3, John Madison 1826 GA4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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NNNN ELENORA PETTIGREW ALLFORD CAMPBELL LINDSEY

 

THE SUN

San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA—Saturday, 23 July 1960

 

 

Photo from Park Cemetery, Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Susan Clemons

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of her first husband, Kenneth Scott Allford; and daughter Helen L. Alford in Indiana Obituaries.

            Elenora is buried near her second husband, Arthur McClellan Campbell, father of her daughter Dorothy Campbell Williams.

 

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ELIZABETH J. ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Sunday, 28 April 1957

 

            Alford, Elizabeth J. Aunt of Sister Cyril Aloyse and Reginald Darroch. Sister-in-law of William N. Darroch. Recitation of the Rosary Sacred Heart Church. Coronado Sun. evening 8 o’clock. Requiem Mass Sacred Heart church. Coronado Mon. morning 9 o’clock. Interment Holy Cross. Goodbody’s Ivy Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: From CA Deaths: Elizabeth J. Alford, born 3 July 1879 in NY, died 25 Apr 1957 in San Diego Co., mother’s maiden name Murphy.

            Elizabeth is listed on the 1920–1940 censuses in Coronado, San Diego Co., CA, living with the family of her sister Catherine Darroch. In 1900 and 1910 Elizabeth is living with the Darroch family in Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY. Her parents are reported as being born in Ireland, Scotland, and New York.

            On 5 July 2013, a Find A Grave contributor/photographer reported that Elizabeth is buried in Holy Cross Cemetery in San Diego, but she does not have a gravestone.

 

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ELIZABETH L. ALVORD

 

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY SUN

San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA—Friday, 18 December 1942

 

DIED

 

            Alvord—Near San Bernardino, California, December 16, 1942, Mrs. Elizabeth L. Alvord, 79, native of Richview, Illinois; resident of California for 30 years.

            Private funeral services 11 a.m. Saturday in Stephens & Bobbitt chapel; interment, Mountain View cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: From CA Deaths: Elizabeth Alvord, born 19 May 1863 in IL, died 16 Dec 1942 in San Bernardino Co., mother’s maiden name Armstrong.

 

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ELLIS ALFORD

 

Rose Hills Memorial Park and Mortuaries

Whittier, Los Angeles Co., CA—_____ January 2013

 

 

Ellis Alford

July, 26, 1932 – January 20, 2013

 

            Ellis was born in Wewoka [Seminole Co.], Oklahoma to George and Bernice Alford. He attended Douglas High where he excelled in sports. With his two brothers Edward & Wesley they became known as the tree [sic: three?] aces (Big Ace, Little Ace, Ellis and Wee Ace).

            Ellis was the called to duty for our country where he served honorably in the 7th Calvary. After the Korean conflict he attended Langston University where he earned a B.S. in Education.

            Ellis then went on to USC where he earned his Master’s in education. Combining his love for sports and education he took a teaching position for L.A. county where he taught physical education and math for thirty years.

            Ellis feeling he could do more for the community was also elected to the city of Norwalk Park’s commission. Ellis was also very involved with St. Linus his parish and was Knighted through the Knights of Columbus.

            Ellis is a true hero who will be missed by the family and friends he leaves behind.

 

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Photo from Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier, Los Angeles Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sunny

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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ELMER ALFORD

 

THE MORNING OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—Monday, 20 August 1888

 

DROWNED WHILE BATHING

 

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19, [1888]—Elmer Alford of Olive Heights, this county [Los Angeles], was drowned at Longnoch this afternoon. He was carried out by the undertow while bathing. He was 23 years old and came from Kansas recently.

 

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ELVINA SYMONS ALFORD

 

EVENING TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Saturday, 13 April 1985

 

            Private graveside services for Elvina Alford, 94, of San Diego, will be at 11 a.m. Monday in Mount Hope Cemetery. Lewis Colonial Mortuary is in charge. She died Wednesday [April 10] in a rest home.

            Mrs. Alford was a native of England and lived in the county 62 years.

            Survivors include a son, Edward, and a daughter, Mary, both of San Diego; two grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elvina Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 6 Feb 1891 and died _____ Apr 1985, last residence San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Thomas E. Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and children Edward John Alford and Mary Dorcas Alford Northcote in this compilation.

            CA Deaths lists Elvina Alford, born 6 Feb 1891 in “Other Country,” died 10 Apr 1985 in San Diego Co., father’s surname Symons, mother’s maiden name Emms.

 

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EMALINE ISABELLA ALFORD HENDERSON

 

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Photo from Wheels5648 Wheeler family tree (Ancestry) - used with permission – submitted by Frank Henderson Sr., half-brother of Joe Henderson

 

PRESS DEMOCRAT

Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., CA—Wednesday, 7 May 2008

 

            Henderson, Emaline Alford—Passed away in Santa Rosa on May 2, 2008. Dearly beloved wife of the late Joe Henderson; loving mother of Gerald “Jerry” Henderson and his wife, Connie, of NV, Richard Henderson and his wife Gail of MA, Donna Bowden and her husband Terry of Santa Rosa, former daughter-in-law Nicole Henderson of CA; adored grandmother of Jerry (Laura) Henderson, Elizabeth Conn (Gary), Buffy Cappa (Mike), Mark Henderson, Eric Henderson (Karen) Monica Johnson (David), James Henderson, Matt Bowden and Tim Bowden; great grandmother of Sebastian, Quincy, Chloe, Hailey, Abbey, Sophia, Liam, Erica, Sarah, Jeffrey and Claire.

            A native of Michigan, Emaline was an active member of St Mary’s Parish for over 60 years Fullerton, as a Eucharistic Minister, visiting the sick at nursing homes and in assisted living facilities, helping drive the Sisters of Orange to appointments, teaching CCD and any other jobs that were needed, Her faith permeated her life, and she and her husband made several trips to the Holy Land. She was extremely devoted to Joe and fiercely loyal when it came to her family. Her children and grand children meant the world to her. She opened her heart and home to all her family and was happiest when surrounded by them. She was a, loving, forgiving, long suffering woman who would go out of her way to help others. After Joe’s death in 2003 she moved to Santa Rosa to be closer to her daughter, Donna.

            Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Saturday, May 10, 2008 at 12:00 p.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, 1244 St Francis Rd, Santa Rosa. Interment will be at Holy Sepulcher, in Orange, CA.

            If desired donations in her memory may be made to the United Cerebral Palsy, 1660 L St NW # 700. Washington, DC 20036 or to Friends House, 684 Benicia Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95409. Daniels Chapel of the Roses Funeral & Cremation Services 525-3730.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Emaline Isabella Henderson (SS# issued in CA) was born 5 Apr 1920, last residence Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., CA.

            We included the obituary of her brother Donald W. Alford in Arizona Obituaries.

            Her lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Emaline Isabella 1920 MI1, Robert 1895 MI2, James 1853 Canada3, Thomas 1825 Ireland4.

 

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EMILY STANLEY ALFORD ATKINSON

 

MERCURY NEWS

San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA—29 September 1919

 

            In San Jose, Cal., September 27, 1919, Emily Atkinson, wife of the late William H. Atkinson and dearly beloved mother of George Alford, Mrs. Carrie Rice, Mrs. Ella Stinger [sic: Stenger on gravestone], Mrs. Lottie Ganong and Mrs. Minnie Thomas and loving sister of Robert and George Stanley and grandmother of Mrs. Violet Shafer, Lottie and Ernest Verser, Denzel, Thomas and Robert Ganong [should probably be Denzel Thomas and Robert Ganong], a native of California, aged 65 years, 9 months and 15 days.

            Friends are invited to attend the funeral tomorrow (Tuesday), Sept. 30, 1919, at 8:30 o’clock a.m., from her late residence, 234 Walnut street, thence to St. Joseph’s church, where a requiem mass will be celebrated for the repose of her soul, commencing at 9 o’clock. Interment Oak Hill cemetery.

 

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Photos from Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Kathi and Teresa

 

AAFA NOTES: Her birth date calculated from her age at death is 12 Dec 1853.

            Her memorial at Find A Grave says: “Emily was first married to Mr. Alford and the mother of Ella, Carrie, and George Alford, then she was married to William Atkinson and the mother of Lottie and Minnie Atkinson. She was the sister of George and Robert Stanley.”

            In 1910, San Jose Ward 4, Santa Clara Co., CA, family #69, she is listed as Emma Atkinson, age 52 CA (2nd marriage 21 years, 5 children, 5 living), with her daughters Ella Alford, 26 CA, and Minnie M. Thomas, 20 CA (1st marriage 5 years, 1 child, 1 living) and Minnie’s son Denzil A. Thomas, 1 CA. Emma’s parents were both born in NY.

 

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EMMA JANE ALFORD DE BERRY

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—11 November 1949

 

            De Berry, Emma J., beloved wife of William D. De Berry, sister of Clara V. Alford, Leona Brown, Eula Driver, Helen Cooper, George W., Stanley and Harrison Alford.

            Services Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the Little Church of the Flowers.

            Forest Lawn Mortuary in charge.

 

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Photo from Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA,—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jon Reeves

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her sister Clara Violet Alford in this compilation.

            CA Deaths lists Emma Jane Deberry, died 9 Nov 1949 in Los Angeles Co., born 5 Aug 1866 in IN, mother’s maiden name Chandler, father’s surname Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #12.

            Her lineage: Emma Jane 1866 IN1, James Madison 1841 IN2, George Washington 1817 IN3, James 1791 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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NNNN EMMA MOSS ALVORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—Monday, 26 February 1968

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Emma Alvord (SS# issued in CA) was born 25 Sept 1876 and died _____ Feb 1968, last residence Glendale, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Wilbur Clinton Alvord, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            From CA Deaths: Emma M. Alvord was born 25 Sept 1876 in IL and died 23 Feb 1968 in Los Angeles Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Clark.

 

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EMMA WATSON ALFORD MATTINGLY

Grandaunt of Edward Doyle Alford, AAFA #1031, and Jack Gordon Alford, AAFA #1273

 

Pearl Virginia Alford Wright, Emma Watson Alford Mattingly, and Olive Delia Alford Snodgrass

Photo from Jack Alford, AAFA #1273—used with permission

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Monday, 12 February 1962

 

            The Rosary for Mrs. Emma Mattingly, 79, of 3111 Quince St., who died Saturday [February 10] at her home, will be recited at 7:30 tonight in St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. A Requiem Mass will be said at 9 a.m. tomorrow in the church and burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, with Ryan-Sullivan & Bradley Woolman Mortuary in charge.

            Mrs. Mattingly was born in Kentucky and lived here 48 years.

            Surviving are her husband, Edward B.; three sisters, including Mrs. Pearl Wright of San Diego, three grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Holy Cross Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Claire Wigley

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Gus Walden Alford and Pearl Virginia Alford Wright in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her mother, Laura Watson Conrad Alford; and brothers Allison Otto Alford and Lonnie Erwin Alford Sr. in Oklahoma Obituaries.

            Emma was the daughter of John Hardin Alford and his second wife, Laura Watson.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            Her lineage: Emma Watson 1882 KY1, John Hardin 1841 KY2, Joseph 1812 KY3, Achilles 1772 VA or NC4, John before 1750 VA?5.

 

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ERNEST STEPHENS ALFORD

 

From Santa Cruz Sentinel, 1 December 1966

 

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL

Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., CA—Friday, 1 April 1983

 

            Alford—In Santa Cruz, California, March 28, 1983. Mr. Ernest (Ernie) S. Alford.

            Survived by his wife, Signe Alford of Capitola; his two daughters, Susan Alford of Santa Cruz, and Shelley Young of Corralitos; his granddaughter, Rachel Young of Corralitos. Also survived by his nieces, Anne Alford of Fresno, Judy McFarland of Fresno, and Joan Konopka of Pinole.

            Native of Granite, Oklahoma, aged 76 years. Member of Congregational Church of Soquel, Men’s Club of Congregational Church, Life Member of Elks Lodge. He was involved with I-You Venture, working in the convalescent hospital. He served on the advisory board of Salvation Army and belonged to the Board of Realtors.

            Services were conducted at Congregational Church of Soquel, Soquel Drive & Center Street, Soquel, Thursday, March 31, 1983, at 2:00 p.m…. Arrangements under the direction of Santa Cruz Cremation Service, 1570 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz. Interment under the direction of I.O.O.F. Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ernest Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 26 Feb 1907 and died _____ March 1983, last residence Capitola, Santa Cruz Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Signe Viola Wirtanen Alford, in this compilation.

            From CA Deaths: Ernest Stephens Alford, born 26 Feb 1907 in OK, died 28 March 1983 in Santa Cruz Co., mother’s maiden name Stephens.

 

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ESTHER ISABEL ALFORD VARGAS

 

Inside Bay Area

Oakland, Alameda Co., CA—30 August 2005

 

            Esther Isabel Vargas—At rest Monday August 29, 2005, at her home in Redwood City.

            Wife of the late Arthur Vargas. Mother of Arthur and Richard. Grandmother of four. Loving Nana to many, as she was a foster care mother both independently and through the Catholic Social Workers. Her love in life was the care of children.

            Memorial service scheduled 7:30 p.m. Thursday, September 1, 2005, at Crippen & Flynn Woodside Chapel, 400 Woodside Road Redwood City, Calif. Interment private. Crippen & Flynn Woodside Chapel (650) 369-4103.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Esther I. Vargas (SS# issued in CA) was born 24 Dec 1919, last residence Redwood City, San Mateo Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her paternal grandfather, Carlton Duane Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Esther Isabel 1919 CA1, Ray Carlton 1883 KS2, Carlton Duane 1841 NY3, Duane D. 1811 MA4, Abner 1767 MA5, Elijah 1732 CT6, Josiah 1696 CT7, Josiah 1649 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1575 England10.

 

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ESTHER MAY HURST HALFORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Wednesday, 7 July 1993

 

            Graveside services for Esther M. Halford, 98, of Dinuba, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at Reedley Cemetery. Mrs. Halford, a homemaker, died Saturday [July 3]. Remembrances may be sent to the Meredith Murphy Memorial Cancer Center, P.O. Box 505, Sultana 93666; or to the donor’s favorite charity.

            Dopkins Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Reedley Cemetery, Reedley, Fresno Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John Reeder

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Esther M. Halford (SS# issued in CA) was born 26 Aug 1894, last residence Dinuba, Tulare Co., CA.

            From CA Deaths: Esther May Halford was born 26 Aug 1894 in CA and died 3 July 1993 in Fresno Co., mother’s maiden name Cain, father’s name Hurst.

            Her husband’s HALFORD lineage: James Alexander 1888 CA1, James A. 1857 OH2, John 1822 OH3.

 

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NNNN ETHEL BEATRICE VIRGIN ALFORD

 

RECORD SEARCHLIGHT

Redding, Shasta Co., CA—Monday, 4 May 1992

 

            Services for Bea Alford, 76, of Redding will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday at Lake Redding Park. Family members will officiate. Burial will be at Kohler Lawn Cemetery in Nampa, Idaho.

            Mrs. Alford died Friday, May 1, 1992, at Applewood Inn care center in Redding.

            Born July 1, 1915, in Plano, Idaho, she moved to Shasta County in 1978 from Salinas. She was a homemaker.

            She is survived by sons Richard of Redding, Robert of Eagle Point, Ore., and Dale of Salinas; sisters Lucille Noe and Donna Smith, both of Boise, Idaho and Magie Wilson of Roy, Utah; 10 grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 3290 Bechelli Lane, Redding, CA 96002.

            Arrangements are being handled by McDonald’s Redding Chapel.

 

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THE CALIFORNIAN

Salinas, Monterey Co., CA—Tuesday, 5 May 1992

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her son Dale Junior Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Robert Lee Alford in Oregon Obituaries.

            CA Deaths lists Ethel Beatrice Alford, born 1 July 1915 in ID, died 1 May 1992 in Shasta Co., mother’s maiden name Hansen.

            She was the daughter of Lehi Sidney Virgin and Bergetta Kaynell Hansen.

            From Find A Grave: Ethel Beatrice has no gravestone. She is buried in Kohlerlawn Cemetery, Nampa, Canyon Co., ID, in the same plot as her mother.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her husband’s lineage: Lester Harding 1902 MO1, Robert James 1880 MO2, William H. 1856 TN3, Robert Cannon 1816 TN4, John 1786 NC/TN5.

 

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NNNN ETHEL EDNA ROWE MUMMY ALFORD

 

DAILY ENTERPRISE

Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—Monday, 29 April 1957

 

 

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Photo from Olivewood Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, K.B.

 

AAFA NOTES: From CA Deaths: Ethel Edna Alford was born 25 July 1879 in IA and died 26 Apr 1957 in Riverside Co., CA. Her father’s surname is Rowe.

            From Kansas, County Marriage Records (Ancestry): Ethel Rowe, age 21, married Wm. M. Mumy on 16 June 1900 in Cherokee Co., KS.

 

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NNNN ETHEL HAYMOND ALFORD

Aunt of Robert Ross Alford, AAFA #0736

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—Thursday, 19 April 1973

 

 

Photo from Sacramento Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, MockingbirdTales

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ethel Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 25 Dec 1889 [different than gravestone] and died _____ Apr 1973, last residence Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Albert Ross Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ETHEL L. DAVENPORT ALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—24 December 1969

 

            Alford, Ethel D., beloved aunt of Mrs. Helen Koester, Mrs. Blanche D. Murphy, Dale Davenport, Mrs. C.R. Hallowell and Milton C. Alford.

            Services 3 p.m. Saturday, in the Little Church of the Flowers, Forest Lawn – Glendale. Forest Lawn Mortuary.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Milton Clark Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            From CA Deaths: Ethel D. Alford died 23 Dec 1969 in Los Angeles Co., born 10 Jan 1881 in IA, mother’s maiden name Kimmel.

 

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ETHEL M. ALFORD

 

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE

Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—Wednesday, 10 November 1999

 

            Ethel M. Alford, 101, died of heart disease Sunday [November 7] at Hemet Stanford Lodge in Hemet [Riverside Co., CA].

            Inurnment will be in Riverside Cemetery in Rochester, N.Y. McWane Family Funeral Home in Hemet is handling arrangements.

            Mrs. Alford, who was born in Rochester, lived in Hemet 30 years after living in Los Angeles for 20 years. She was a homemaker.

            She is survived by a niece, Mildred Hartman of Rochester.

            The family suggests memorial contributions to Hemet Hospice.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ethel M. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 13 Nov 1897, last residence Rochester, Monroe Co., NY.

 

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ETTA JULIA ALFORD BEAIRD

 

VISALIA TIMES-DELTA

Visalia, Tulare Co., CA—Thursday, 1 December 2005

 

            Etta Julia Beaird, 73, of Farmersville [Tulare Co.] passed from this life on Nov. 29, 2005, and went home to be with the Lord.

            She was born on Dec. 11, 1931, in Traver. In 1948, she married Robert Beaird. They resided in Tulare County.

            Etta is survived by two brothers, Delbert Alford of Visalia and Tom Dewitt of Fresno; three daughters; Barbara Adams and Betty Johnson both of Exeter; and Patricia Newell of Farmersville.

            She later adopted two precious little girls. They were her pride and joy, Brittney and Christina Williamson of Farmersville. She had seven grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and a host of family and friends.

            Graveside services will be 9 a.m. Friday at Visalia District Cemetery. Arrangements are by Evans-Miller Exeter Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Etta J. Beaird (SS# issued in OR), last residence Farmersville, Tulare Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of her father, Lemuel Webber “Lemmie” Alford; and brother William Webber Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Bernice Hazel Alford Polasek McCoy in Texas Obituaries.

            From CA Births: Julia Etta Alford, born 11 Dec 1931 in Tulare Co., mother’s maiden name Fry.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Etta Julia 1931 CA1, Lemuel Webber 1901 CA2, William 1862 CA3, Russell 1826 VA4, William 1800 VA5.

 

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EUGENE KENNETH ALFORD

CHICO ENTERPRISE-RECORD

Chico, Butte Co., CA—Thursday, 5 December 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

 

            A service for Eugene Kenneth Alford, 55 of Magalia, will be held at 2 pm Saturday at the Chapel of the Pines Funeral Home.

            He died Monday, Dec. 2, 1996 at a Chico Hospital of natural causes.

            On Nov. 30. 1941, he was born in Somerville, Mass. to Theodore and Mertie Alford.

            He married Frances Andrews on Nov. 23, 1959 in Dorchester, Mass.

            He owned & operated G and F Machinery & Fabrication Inc. of Cucamonga for 20 years.

            Survivors include his wife Frankie of Magalia; two daughters, Elizbeth Gosnell of Saluda, N.C., & Joyce Coomes of Rancho Santa Marguertia [sic]; son, Frank of Magalia; brother Terrance of West Peabody, Mass.; four sisters, Marian Bisbee, Janice Conniff, Teresa Fowler and Dolores Wood of Wrenthan, Mass.; and four grandchildren.

            Cremation will take place at Chapel of the Pines. Inurnment will be private.

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Eugene K. Alford (SS# issued in MA), last residence Magalia, Butte Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Frances “Frankie” Andrews Alford, in this compilation.

            CA Deaths lists Eugene Kenneth Alford, same birth and death dates and places, mother’s maiden name Houghton.

            In 1930, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, Theodore Alford, age 23 b. FL (parents b. England and MA), is living with his wife Mertie, 19 MA. They had been married about a year.

            In 1920, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, Theodore Alford, age 13 b. FL, is living with his parents, James Alford, age 54 b. England (immigrated 1883), and Rose 33 MA; and 9 siblings.

            In 1910, Belmont, Middlesex Co., MA, Theodore Alford, age 3 b. FL, is living with his parents, James A. Alford, 44 b. ME (parents b. England), and Rose 24 MA (parents b. France and Ireland); 2 older siblings b. in FL, 2 younger siblings b. in MA, and brother-in-law of James, Louis Fresard. It was the first marriage for both James and Rose, and they’d been married 6 years, with 5 children, 5 living.

            His lineage: Eugene Kenneth 1941 MA1, Theodore 1907 FL2, James A. 1866 England3.

 

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EUGENIA R. “JEAN” MOGLIA ALFORD

 

CONTRA COSTA TIMES

Walnut Creek, Contra Costa Co., CA—Sunday, 16 February 2003

 

            Eugenia ‘Jean’ Alford—Born in San Francisco, September 4, 1923 and a resident of Pittsburg the past 18 years, passed away February 12, 2003. She was a prior resident of Martinez and Concord.

            A clerk for Contra Costa County Hall of Records in Martinez, 1952-1962, and a typist at the Tracy Army Depot, 1968-1977.

            A parishioner of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Pittsburg and a prior parishioner of Saint Catherine of Siena Church in Martinez. A 1942 graduate of Alhambra High, past member of Native Daughters of the Golden West, a volunteeer at Los Medanos Hospital, the Pittsburg Police Department, and a member of the Club 55 Bowling League in Pittsburg.

            Survived by her husband of 59 years, Edward ‘Jim’ Alford; sons, Robert and wife Kim of Concord, John and wife Anna of Fairfield; a brother, Louis Moglia of Pittsburg; six grandchildren, Bonnie, Steve and wife Jody, Lucy, Andrea, Katie, and Elizabeth; and one great grandchild, Madelynn.

            Funeral Mass on Wednesday, February 19, 2003, 10:00 a.m. at Saint Catherine of Siena Catholic Church in Martinez. Interment will follow at Queen of Heaven Cemetery in Lafayette.

            Memorial gifts to Mt. Diablo Regional Cancer Center, 2540 East Street, Concord, CA 94520, Attn: Norma Brink.

            Connolly & Taylor (925) 228-4700

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Eugenia Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Pittsburg, Contra Costa Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Edward T. “Jim” Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            CA Births lists Eugenia R. Moglia, born 4 Sept 1923 in San Francisco, mother’s maiden name Chiappin.

 

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EULA A. HALLFORD

 

MODESTO BEE

Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA—Wednesday, 12 October 1994

 

Eula A. Hallford

July 10, 1912 - Oct. 11, 1994

 

            Eula A. Hallford, 82, of Ceres died Tuesday [October 11] at Casa de Modesto, Modesto.

            Mrs. Hallford was a native of Hughes County, Okla. She lived in Ceres three years. She was a licensed vocational nurse for 40 years; she last worked for Tracy Nursing Home. She was a member of the Free Will Baptist Church.

            She is survived by her children, Bill Hallford of Ceres, Frank Hallford of Northridge and Don Hallford of Arkansas; and six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

            Services and burial in Okmulgee, Okla…. The McHenry Chapel of Franklin & Downs in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            CA Deaths lists Eula A. Hallford, born 10 July 1912 in OK and died 11 Oct 1994 in Stanislaus Co., mother’s maiden name Peters.

 

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EULA FOLAND ALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD DAILY NEWS

Springfield, MO—Sunday, 27 June 1982

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997, with MO obituaries

 

CHICO [Butte Co.], CA—Memorial services for Eula Foland Alford, 61, Chico, CA, were Saturday afternoon in Chico.

            Mrs. Alford died at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Enlow Hospital, Chico, after a long illness. She grew up in Stone County [MO] and moved to California in the 1940’s.

            Survivors include her husband, J.S.; two sons, Larry and Robert, both of the state of California; and five sisters, Mrs. Lera Leonard and Mrs. Zola Eutsler, both of Springfield, Mrs. Luella Schupbach, Spokane, Mrs. Dorothy Perkins, Billings, and Mrs. Mildred Parsons, Sheldon.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eula Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 11 May 1921 and died _____ June 1982, last residence not listed.

            CA Births lists Larry Keith Alford, born 5 July 1948, and Robert Bruce Alford, born 11 Apr 1952, both in Butte Co., mother’s maiden name Foland.

 

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EULETA LORRAINE THOMAS HALFORD

 

SAN GABRIEL VALLEY TRIBUNE

West Covina, Los Angeles Co., CA—Sunday, 18 April 2010

 

            Euleta L. Halford, Born 9/15/1928 in Texas, a resident of Azusa, CA passed away on 4/13/2010. She was predeceased by her husband Warren and is survived by her sons Tom, Larry and Fletcher Halford, her daughter Linda McCartney, by grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Please contact Oakdale Memorial Park for service details.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Euleta Lorraine Halford, (SS# issued in CA), last residence Azusa, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Warren Herbert Halford, in this compilation. He died less than a month before Euleta.

            CA Births lists the births of her children from 1946–1955, all with mother’s maiden name Thomas: Linda May, Tommy Doyle, Roger Dale, Fletcher Bradbury, and Lawrence Gene Halford.

 

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EUNICE ANN ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Monday, 13 March 1972

 

            Graveside services for Mrs. Eunice A. Alford, 57, of 1145 Summer Ave., El Cajon, will be at 9 a.m. today in Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery with Rogers Mortuary directing.

            Mrs. Alford, a native of Missouri, died Friday [March 10] in a hospital. She was a county resident 43 years.

            She is survived by one son, Barry; three sisters, and two grandchildren.

 

In another article:

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Sunday, 12 March 1972

 

            Alford—Eunice. Mother of Barry Alford. Sister of Nova Oliver, Beulah Jefferies and Valdon Kagen. 2 grandchildren. Graveside Services 9 a.m. Mon. Ft. Rosecrans. Rogers Mortuary.

 

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Photo from Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Claxton

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eunice A. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 6 March 1915 and died _____ March 1972, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her husband, Roy Carl Alford, in this compilation.

 

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NNNN EVA AMELIA KENT ALFORD

 

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY TELEGRAM-TRIBUNE

San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo Co., CA—Tuesday, 11 February 1958

 

 

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Photo from San Luis Cemetery, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society

Xxx this is Steve Burton – see his file

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of her husband’s father, Martin Luther Alford, in Montana Obituaries; and of her husband’s mother, Eva A. Matteson Alford, in Washington Obituaries.

            From CA Deaths: Eva Amelia Alford was born 11 Sept 1879 in NY and died 11 Feb 1958 in San Luis Obispo Co., CA.

            From Washington, Marriage Records (Ancestry): Eva A. Kent, age 27 born NY, daughter of Walter L. Kent and Ella A. Manning, married Oscar G. Alford, carpenter age 31 born KS, son of M.L. Alford and Eva Mattasen, on 4 Sept 1907 in Seattle, King Co., WA. Oscar had been married once previously. Witnesses were Henry W. Kent and Charles E. Kent, both of the same Seattle address as Eva, where the marriage took place.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her husband’s lineage: Oscar Goodsell 1876 KS1, Martin Luther 1846 IL2, Clark Baker 1803 VT3, Ashley Owen 1770 VT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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EVA ANN LUNSTED ALFORD

 

TIMES-HERALD

Vallejo, Solano Co., CA—Wednesday, 5 October 2005

 

            Eva A. Alford, 72, passed away Sept. 19 in San Francisco.

            She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Elsie Lunsted; and nephews, Carl Eric and Mark Lunsted.

            She was born in San Francisco but resided in and attended schools in Vallejo, graduating with the Vallejo High School class of 1951.

            She moved to South Lake Tahoe, Calif. in 1969, where she worked as a nurse’s secretary for the South Lake Tahoe Unified School District. She moved to Gardnerville, Nev., in 2002 where she resided until her death.

            At her request, no services will be held. Arrangements are under the direction of Passalacqua Funeral Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eva A. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 22 May 1933, last residence Gardnerville, Douglas Co., NV.

            CA Births lists Eva Ann Lunsted, born 22 May 1933 in San Francisco Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Hansen.

 

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EVA LENA HAMNER ALFORD

 

INDEPENDENT

Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA—Saturday, 24 October 1964

 

            Alford—Eva Lena, 310 W. Broadway.

            Survived by nieces, Anna Van Norman, Clara Lamb and Edna Allee; nephews, Douglas Lamb and David Van Norman.

            Graveside service Tuesday, 2 p.m., Bellvue Cometery, Ontario, directed by Mottells’s Mortuary….

 

Photo from Bellevue Memorial Park, Ontario, San Bernardino Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cecilia

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Lore Edwin Alford, in this compilation.

            From CA Deaths: Eva L. Alford, born 22 Apr 1876, died 23 Oct 1964 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Wade.

 

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EVADINE ROZELL BELL ALFORD

 

MODESTO BEE

Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA—Sunday, 29 April 2007

 

Nov. 12, 1939 - April 26, 2007

 

            Evadine Rozell Alford, age 67, passed away in Modesto. A native of Holden, MO, she came to Modesto in 1951. She was a teacher at Sylvan Union School District for over 30 years.

            She is survived by her husband, Joe Alford of Modesto; son, Eric Alford of Foresthill; two step-daughters, Gail Jarboe of Modesto and Donna Merkel of Hawaii; four brothers, Isaac W. Bell II of Haymarket, VA, Lindle Bell of Lodi, William D. Bell of Fruitland Park, FL and Densil R. Bell of Roseville; and one sister, Glenda Jean Pierce of Peoria, AZ....

            Services private, under the direction of Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates Evadine Rozell Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Joseph Burns Alford, in this compilation.

 

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EVELYN CATHERINE ALFORD STENGER BRADBURY

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Wednesday, 28 December 2005

 

            Evelyn Catherine Bradbury, 85, of San Diego, CA died Saturday, December 24, 2005. Evelyn, the third of seven children, was born January 12, 1920 in Imperial, California. She moved to San Diego in 1931 and graduated from Our Lady of Peace Academy in 1936. In 1940 she met Carrol Stenger and they were married May 25, 1941. They had four children. In 1956 the family started their own business, Aladdin Trailer Supplies, in the Kensington area of San Diego. She worked there with her husband for 25 years while raising their children. She was active with her Pi Sigma Phi Sorority and her Bridge Club and also enjoyed many family camping/RV trips. Her husband Carrol died in 1983.

            She later married Gerald Bradbury, on October 17, 1987. Together, Gerald and Evelyn traveled in their motorhome all over the country. The family’s annual Thanksgiving “campout” in the desert was a favorite event. Evelyn was especially proud of and enjoyed being with her family. Evelyn was known for her happy, smiling, friendly, optimistic outlook on everything and her unending desire to help others.

            Evelyn was preceded in death by her first husband of 32 years, Carrol, and four brothers - Bob, Bill, Chet and Tom Alford.

            Evelyn is survived by her husband of 18 years, Gerald (Brad); brother Jack Alford; sister Genevieve (Joan Marie) Alford; son Ronald and his wife Rachelle Stenger; son Donald Stenger; daughter Joan and her husband Paul Anderson; daughter Catherine and her husband Gregory Reynolds; 11 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

            Viewing will be from 5 - 8 p.m., Thursday, December 29, 2005 at Goodbody Mortuary. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. following the Rosary at 9:30 a.m. in Good Shepherd Catholic Church in Mira Mesa, Friday, December 30, 2005.

            Burial will be at 10 a.m. at Holy Cross Cemetery, Saturday, December 31, 2005. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4950 Murphy Canyon Road, Suite 250, San Diego, CA 92123. Goodbody Mortuary, 619 582-1700, is handling the arrangements. Please sign the guest book at obituaries.uniontrib.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Evelyn C. Bradbury (SS# issued in CA), last residence San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of her parents Chester Arthur Alford Sr. and Evelyn T. Bell Alford; and siblings Chester Arthur “Chet” Alford, Robert Earl Alford, Thomas Holland Alford Sr., and William Joseph Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother John Sidney Alford in Washington Obituaries.

            CA Births lists Evelyn Alford, born 12 Jan 1920 in Imperial Co., mother’s maiden name Bell.

            Wedding article:

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Sunday, 25 May 1941

 

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Evelyn Catherine 1920 CA1, Chester Arthur 1887 LA2, Sidney Peterson 1857 AL3, Isaac Hinton 1807 NC4, Peyton 1788 NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC6.

 

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EVELYN HECLA NEGHERBON ALFORD

 

CONTRA COSTA TIMES

Walnut Creek, Contra Costa Co., CA—Monday, 11 June 2007

 

Evelyn Alford (Negherbon)

June 20, 1915 - June 6, 2007

Former Resident of Martinez

 

            Evelyn was born to Valentino and Josephine Negherbon, Italian immigrants in Hecla, Montana. She was one of three children, Rudy, Evelyn and Paul. In 1920 the family moved to a rural part of Martinez on Veale Ave., in Mt. View. The family owned a small farm, raising their own food along with a vineyard. Homes, a subdivision and park now cover the family property.

            Evelyn married Lewis E. Alford (d. 1997) in 1936 and lived in the house that he built for 71 years. Lewis and Evelyn were active participants in the community, organizing and building the first Little League Park and Mt. View Community Center. They were also committed to action, with March of Dimes and other social organizations. Lewis’s talent for construction, of any type, was continually offered to friends and neighbors alike. Evelyn and Lewis returned what they deemed their own good fortune, back to the community.

            Evelyn and Lewis leave two children, Linda Wolfe (Napa) and Marklin Alford (Pacifica); three grandchildren, Timothy Ackers, Michael Ackers and Anthony Vargas Wyatt; four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Her extended family included nieces and nephews and their children who considered Aunt Ev the matriarch of the family.

            A memorial celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, June 14 from 4-6 p.m. at the Mangia Bene Restaurant, 1170 Arnold Drive, Martinez, CA 94553, (925) 228-9123. The family suggests memorial contributions to the Lewis and Evelyn Alford Scholarship, Alhambra Union High School, 150 E St., Martinez, CA 94553.

            She will be missed by more than just her immediate family. Evelyn’s generosity, happy smile and wise and sage advice leave her family and friends with fond memories of a life well served. Arrangements are under the direction of the Claffey and Rota Funeral Home in Napa.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Evelyn H. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Martinez, Contra Costa Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Lewis Everet Alford, in this compilation.

            A family tree posted by Evelyn’s daughter on Ancestry provides her middle name.

 

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EVELYN T. BELL ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Friday, 4 July 1975

 

            Recitation of the Rosary will be at 6:30 p.m. Sunday in Goodbody’s Boulevard Chapel for Mrs. Evelyn T. Alford, 85, of 3820 38th St. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. Monday in Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, followed by burial in Holy Cross Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford, who died Wednesday [July2] in a hospital, was a native of Los Angeles and a San Diego resident for 43 years. She was a member of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, the Altar Society of the church and the Balboa Park and Redwood Bridge clubs.

            She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Stenger of San Diego and Sister Joann Marie Alford of Riverside; five sons, including John S., Robert E. and William J., all of San Diego, and Chester A. of El Cajon; a sister; 18 grandchildren, and 13 great-grandchildren.

 

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SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Saturday, 5 July 1975

 

            Alford, Evelyn T. Mother of Mrs. Evelyn Stenger. Sister Joan Marie Alford, CSJ, Thomas H., Chester A., John S., Richard E. and Cmdr William J. Alford, Sister of Mrs. Jack Cassidy. 18 Grandchildren. 13 Great Grandchildren.

            Recitation of the Rosary Sun evening 6:30 o’clock Goodbody’s Blvd Chapel funeral Mass Mon morning 9 o’clock, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church. Interment Holy Cross Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Evelyn Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 13 Feb 1890 and died _____ July 1975, last residence San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Chester Arthur Alford Sr.; and children Chester Arthur “Chet” Alford, Evelyn Catherine Alford Stenger Bradbury, Robert Earl Alford, Thomas Holland Alford Sr., and William Joseph Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son John Sidney Alford in Washington Obituaries.

 

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EVERETT WALDEN ALFORD

Uncle of Jack Gordon Alford, AAFA #1273

 

Everett Walden Alford, Roy Clark Alford, their father Gus Walden Alford, and Clell Erwin Alford

Photo from Jack Alford—used with permission

 

EVENING TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Friday, 19 January 1990

 

            Services for Everett W. Alford, 87, of Yucca Valley [San Bernardino Co.], Calif., formerly of Chula Vista, were today in Pacific Beach Mortuary. Burial was in El Camino Memorial Park. He died Tuesday in his home.

            Mr. Alford was born in Kentucky and lived in the county for 46 years before moving to Yucca Valley about five years ago. He had retired from Western Lumber Co. Inc.

            Survivors include his wife, Anna Lou; three sons, Art of Arizona, and Don and Gene, both of San Diego; seven grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

 

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SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Friday, 19 January 1990

 

            Alford, Everett W., 86, died Jan 16, 1990.

            Survived by wife Anna Lou, 3 sons Arthur, Donald & Gene, 8 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren.

            Services Fri. 2 P.M. Pacific Beach Mortuary. Interment El Camino Memorial Park. Donations to the Children’s Hospital appreciated.

 

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Photo from El Camino Memorial Park, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Chris & Candy L.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Everett W. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 24 Sept 1903, last residence Spring Valley, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Anna Lou Mascho Alford; son Donald Everett Alford; parents, Gus Walden Alford and Verna Moredock Alford Williams; and brothers Clell Erwin Alford and Everett Walden Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            His lineage: Everett Walden 1903 KY1, Gus Walden 1884 KY2, John Hardin 1841 KY3, Joseph 1812 KY4, Achilles 1772 VA or NC5, John before 1750 VA?6.

 

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FAUN DELORS HALFORD

 

STANDARD-EXAMINER

Ogden, Weber Co., UT—Sunday, 26 November 1967

 

PORTAGE—Faun D. Halford, 46, a resident of Sacramento, Calif, and former resident of Portage, died Thursday [November 23] in Sacramento.

            He was born July 3, 1921 in Portage, a son of Royal and Erma Conley Halford. He never married.

            Mr. Halford was a World War II veteran and a member of the LDS Church. He was a graduate of Bear River High School.

            Survivors include his mother, of Portage, four brothers and two sisters: Euvene Halford, Garland; Glen Halford, San Francisco; Woodrow Halford; Magna; Victor Halford of Preston, Idaho, and Mrs. Wendell (Fern) Hall and Mrs. Herald (Roxie) Jenkins, both of Portage.

            Funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1 p.m. in the Portage LDS Ward Chapel….

            Friends may call at Benson Funeral Home in Malad, Idaho Monday evening and at the Portage LDS Ward Chapel Tuesday after 10 a.m.

            Interment will be in the Portage City Cemetery, directed by Benson Funeral Home.

 

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SALT LAKE TRIBUNE

Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT—Sunday, 26 November 1967

 

PORTAGE, Box Elder County—Faun D. Halford, 46, Sacramento, former resident of Portage, Box Elder County, died Nov. 23 of knife wounds in Sacramento.

            Born July 3, 1921, Portage, to Royal and Erma Conley Halford.

            Veteran World War II. Member LDS Church.

            Survivors: mother, Portage; brothers, sisters; Euvene, Garland, Box Elder County; Glen, San Francisco; Woodrow; Magna; Victor, Preston, Idaho; Mrs. Wendell (Fern) Hall, Mrs. Herald (Roxie) Jenkins, both Portage.

            Funeral Tuesday 1 p.m. Portage LDS Chapel…. Burial Portage City Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Portage Cemetery, Portage, Box Elder Co., UT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, RRRW

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            His middle name is from his Find A Grave memorial.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, Royal Alford and Erma Evelyn Conley Halford; and siblings Fern Artella Halford Hall, Franklin Odell Halford, and Woodrow Norman Halford in Utah Obituaries.

            His HALFORD lineage: Faun Delors 1921 UT1, Royal 1886 UT2, Joseph Henry 1842 IL3, Joseph 1803 England4, Joseph 1766 England5.

 

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NNNN FLETCHER BELL ALFORD

 

AUBURN JOURNAL

Auburn, Placer Co., CA—Tuesday, 20 September 1983

 

 

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Photo from Foresthill Community Cemetery, Foresthill, Placer Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, MockingbirdTales

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Fletcher Alford (SS# issued in AR) was born 15 Oct 1916 and died _____ Sept 1983, last residence Weimar, Placer Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Nora Mae Mack Alford Hunter; second wife, Vera Lou Aunspaugh Price Alford; and brother Samuel Alford in this compilation.

            From CA Deaths: Fletcher Bell Alford was born 15 Oct 1916 in AR and died 19 Sept 1983 in Placer Co., CA.

            From Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837–1957 (Ancestry): Fletcher Alford 25 married Nora Mae Mack 18 on 10 May 1941 in Pike Co. Both were residents of Daisy, Pike Co., AR.

            From CA Divorces: Fletcher and Nora Alford were divorced in July 1970 in Placer Co., CA.

            From Nevada Marriage Index, 1956–2005 (Ancestry): Fletcher married (2) Vera L. Price on 15 Aug 1971 in Reno, Washoe Co., NV.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Fletcher Bell 1916 AR1, Joseph Riley 1874 AR2, Joseph David 1842 AR3, David Winston 1823 AL4, David 1785 VA5, Robert 1760 England6.

 

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FLOELLA HALFORD MILLER

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Thursday, 4 March 2004

 

            Graveside services for Floella Miller, 76, of Fresno will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday at Clovis Cemetery. Mrs. Miller, a retired nurse’s aide, died Monday. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. today at Clovis Funeral Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Floella Miller (SS# issued in TX) was born 30 August 1927, last residence Clovis, Fresno Co., CA.

            We included the obituaries of her brothers Leo Jefferson Halford in Texas Obituaries; and Loyd Franklin Halford in New Mexico Obituaries.

 

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FLORA HATTIE ALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—15 July 1951

 

            Funeral services for Miss Flora H. Alford, schoolteacher, will be conducted tomorrow at 3 p.m. in Pierce Bros. Los Angeles Chapel with interment in Rosedale Cemetery.

            Born in Tennessee, she came here 54 years ago and lived at 1513 S. Westmoreland Ave. At the time of her death she was a teacher at Fremont Elementary School.

            She leaves two sisters, Miss Fannie A. and Miss Helen V. Alford, and a brother, Edwin W. Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: CA Deaths lists Flora Hattie Alford, died 14 July 1951 in Los Angeles Co., born 5 July 1892 in Tennessee, mother’s maiden name Schultz.

            See the obituary of her brother Edwin William Alford, including census reports, in this compilation.

            Her lineage: Flora Hattie 1892 TN1, William 1865 Canada2.

 

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FLORENCE EMILY “BUNNY” NEBEL ALFRED

 

[A very similar article was published in the Chicago (IL) Tribune on 18 May 2009.]

 

THE CHRONICLE

San Francisco, CA—Sunday, 3 May 2009

 

October 22, 1919 - April 29, 2009

 

            Florence Emily “Bunny” Nebel Alfred was born in Chicago, IL to Kurt and Rose Nebel on October 22, 1919 and was the fourth daughter of a family of 12 children. Bunny moved to San Francisco in the early 40’s where she met and married William Jerome (Jerry) Alfred. They had five children: Joseph Timothy (wife, Kate), Kurt Michael (wife, Mary), John Patrick (wife, Ruth), Mary Casey (husband, Jim) and Kathleen Kelly (husband, Steve). Around 1947 they moved their expanding family to San Mateo, where Bunny spent most of her life. She was passionate about her commitment to family, her church, St. Gregory’s and her incredible circle of friends.

            Bunny is survived by her children Tim, Kurt, Casey and Kelly; her son Pat preceded her in death in 1984. She is also survived by her grandchildren and great grandchildren; Sean Alfred, Heather Rankin, Zachary Rankin, Tonya Alfred, Tricia Alfred, Matthew Heuer, Katie Heuer, Paige Sample and Emily Sample. She is additionally survived by siblings and their spouses, brother Joe Nebel (wife, Pat), sister Dorothy LeBeau (husband, Dick), sister Marge Pavletic (husband, Joe), brother Kurt Nebel and many, many nieces and nephews.

            There will be a viewing at Sneider Sullivan & O’Connell’s, 977 S. El Camino Real San Mateo on Monday, May 4th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. followed by a Rosary. Mass will be held on Tuesday, May 5th at 11:00 a.m. St Gregory’s Church, 2715 Hacienda, San Mateo; the Mass will be followed by a luncheon reception in the St. Gregory’s Church Center. Friends and their families are invited to join us in celebrating her life. Donations may be made to American Cancer Society or to Catholic Charities. Flowers should be sent to Sneider & Sullivan & O’Connell’s Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Florence Emily Alfred (SS# issued in IL), last residence Pagosa Springs, Archuleta Co., CO [?].

            The last paragraph of the obituary published in the Chicago Tribune substituted this text: “Mass will be held on Monday, May 18 at 11:30 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 8245 W. 111th St., Palos Hills [Cook Co., IL].

 

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FLORENCE HIGLEY HALFORD

 

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Santa Ana, Orange Co., CA—Tuesday, 11 June 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Florence Halford, 79, of Placentia, a retired waitress, died Sunday. Visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Yorba Linda. Services at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial at Westminster Memorial Park. Arrangements by McAulay & Wallace Mortuary, Fullerton.

            Survived by her husband, Ralph; daughters, Jean Stoddart and Ellen Nicolson; stepdaughter, Dolores Lucas; brothers, Warren, Lloyd and Leo Higley; 10 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Westminster Memorial Park, Westminster, Orange Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Leroy Higley

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Florence H. Halford (SS# issued in CA) was born 1 June 1912 and died 9 June 1991, last residence not listed.

            Her husband’s HALFORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Ralph Devere 1910 UT1, Joseph Willard 1871 UT2, Joseph Henry 1842 IL3, Joseph 1803 England4, Joseph 1766 England5, Nathaniel 1730 England6.

 

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FLOYD GRANT ALFORD

 

PALO VERDE VALLEY TIMES & QUARTZSITE TIMES

Blythe, Riverside Co., CA—Thursday, 21 April 2016

 

Floyd Grant Alford Obituary

 

            Floyd Grant Alford was born in Indio, Ca. August 17, 1939 to William and Myrtle Alford. After a few years the family moved to Florida and then later relocated to Blythe, Ca. to join family here. Floyd attended Blythe Schools and then joined the U.S. Air Force. He later joined the U.S. Army and received an Honorable Discharge from both services. Floyd lived in Las Vegas for many years and recently moved back to Blythe to live with his sister Joyce Conley and her husband Leland Conley under the care of Hospice.

            Floyd passed away peacefully on April 6 surrounded by loving family members.

            Floyd was preceded in death by his wife Alta Mae Alford, his parents William & Myrtle Alford, brothers, Jack, Charles, Elton and Tom Alford and sister Waunell Bethea.

            He is survived by sisters Joyce Conley and husband Leland, Billie Jo Webb of Topeka, Ks. and sister in law Louise Alford of Blythe, Ca He is, also, survived by many nieces and nephews as well as many great nieces and nephews.

            He loved being surrounded by family and friends. His earthly presence will be greatly missed at family gatherings, especially in Beaver, Utah where he helped build the Alford Family Cabin.

            At a later date family and friends will gather for a Celebration of Life in Floyd’s Memory.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list his death.

            See the obituary of his wife, Edith Ione Pieper Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brother Richard Ford Alford; and his paternal grandfather, Thomas Miles Alford, in Florida Obituaries (he is not named in the obituary); and of his brother Charles H. Alford in Washington Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Floyd Grant 1939 CA1, William Richard 1893 AL2, Thomas Miles 1873 AL3, Richard Reddin 1843 AL4, Henry Miles 1815 SC5, Job 1763 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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FOREST LEON ALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—20 February 1906

 

BAKERSFIELD, Feb. 19—Forest L. Alford, Deputy District Attorney of Kern county, died yesterday morning [February 19] at Bakersfield from an attack of heart failure, following an illness dating from Saturday night.

            The deceased was a prominent attorney and politician of the Southern San Joaquin Valley and a member of a pioneer family whose home is in Tulare. He is a brother of W.H. Alford, member of the State Board of Equalization. He was a man of brilliant attainments, a public speaker of note, and was widely known throughout the State.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, Benjamin Michael Alford; and siblings Daisy Alford Hetherington, Josephine Pearl Alford Jenkins, and William Hays Alford in this compilation.

            Forest Leon Alford was the son of Benjamin Michael Alford and Josephine M. Poer.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Forest Leon 1870 CA1, Benjamin Michael 1833 TN2, Wiley 1783 NC3, Jacob 1738 VA4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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NNNN FRANCES DOLORES ALFORD CREED HUNT

 

SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER

San Francisco, CA—Monday, 8 January 1996

 

 

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Photo from Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Lafayette, Contra Costa Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Grothmann

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frances D. Hunt (SS# issued in CA) was born 8 Nov 1920, last residence Lafayette, Contra Costa Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Leo Michael Alford and Alice Mary Cornwell Alford, in this compilation.

            Her lineage: Frances Dolores WA 19201, Leo Michael 1894 WA2, Edmond R. 1857 NY3, Michael 1830 Ireland4.

 

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FRANCES “FRANKIE” ANDREWS ALFORD

 

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE

Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—Thursday, 29 December 2005

 

            A memorial service will be held Friday, December 30th, at 12:30 p.m. at Stout Funeral Home in Temecula [Riverside Co.] for Frances “Frankie” Alford, a resident of Murrieta [Riverside Co.]. Frankie was born on Sept. 21, 1941 and peacefully moved on on Dec. 12, 2005.

            Frankie was an Escrow Officer for nearly 15 years and has been a resident of the Temecula/Murrieta area for the past 8 years. She was born in Boston, Mass. to Vera Neundorf and Frank Andrews.

            She is survived by her companion James Whittemore; her children, Elizabeth Byrd of Murrieta; Joyce Alford of Temecula and Frank Alford of Murrieta; her brothers, Barry Andrews, David Andrews, and Ray LeBlanc; her sisters, Patricia Rice and Barbara LeBlanc; and her grandchildren Anthony, Joshua, Alexandria, Ryan, and Christopher.

            A reception will follow the services at the home of Joyce Alford, 31373 Pahuta St., Temecula. In lieu of flowers, the family has set up a Memorial Fund in her honor to provide desperately needed prescription drugs for COPD patients like herself....

 

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PARADISE POST

Paradise, Butte Co., CA—Saturday, 14 January 2006

 

            A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 21st, at Old Magalia Church at 12:00 p.m. immediately followed by a reception, for Frances “Frankie” Alford, a former resident of Magalia. Frankie, born on Sept. 21, 1941, peacefully moved on on Dec. 17, 2005 comfortably in her residence in Murrieta, CA. Both Frankie and her husband, Eugene, will be placed in their final resting spot.

            Frankie was an Escrow Officer for nearly 15 years and has been a resident of the Temecula/Murrieta area for the past 8 years. She was born in Boston, Mass. to Vera Neundorf and Frank Andrews. Frankie lived with her husband, Eugene, in the Magalia/Paradise area for nearly 10 years prior to her move to Temecula.

            She is survived by her companion James Whittemore, her children, Elizabeth Byrd of Murrieta; Joyce Alford of Temecula; and Frank Alford of Murrieta; her brothers Barry Andrews, David Andrews, and Ray LeBlanc; her sisters Patricia Rice and Barbara Leblanc; and her grandchildren Anthony, Joshua, Alexandria, Ryan, and Christopher.

            In lieu of flowers, the family has set up a Memorial Fund in her honor to provide desperately needed prescription drugs for COPD patients like herself. Please contact Joyce Alford at (951) 506-4801 for further information.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frances E. Alford (SS# issued in MA) was born 21 Dec 1941 and died 17 Dec 2005, last residence Murrieta, Riverside.

            See the obituary of her husband, Eugene Kenneth Alford, in this compilation.

 

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FRANCES LUCERO ALFORD

 

FREE LANCE

Hollister, San Benito Co., CA—Thursday, 29 June 2006

 

 

            Frances Lucero Alford passed away last Saturday [June 24] at the age of 73 at the Santa Teresa-Kaiser Hospital in San Jose. She was born in Denver, Colorado and has lived in California for over 50 years; living in Hollister for the last 3 years. She was a member of Mission San Juan Bautista and had formerly sung in their choir. She was the wife of the late Raymond Alford, who died in 1996.

            Mother of Ken Alford, wife, Karolyn, of Monroe, WA, Tim Alford of San Jose, Jeff Alford, wife YingHua, of San Jose, Karen Soares, husband Frank, of Hollister, and the late Kim Alford; grandmother of Taylor Hoefler, Forrest Soares and Kallie Alford; sister of Ester Russell, Jerry Lucero, Renee Haughen, Rusty Crisp, Cliff Lucero, Rovan Clark, Sandy Herrera, Cris Lucero and Maureen Simmons. Also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

            Friends may meet at the Old Mission San Juan Bautista on Friday at 9:45 am to attend a Funeral Mass to be offered at 10 am. Graveside services and burial will follow at the Los Gatos Memorial Park.

            Contributions are preferred to the Diabetes Assn. Services provided by: Grunnagle-Ament-Nelson Funeral Home and Crematory

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frances Alford (SS# issued in CO) was born 7 Sept 1932, last residence Hollister, San Benito Co., CA.

 

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FRANK ALVORD

 

OAKLAND TRIBUNE

Oakland, Alameda Co., CA—Friday, 7 December 1900

 

DEATH OF SALVATIONIST

 

            Frank Alvord, a carpenter by occupation and an enthusiastic member of the Salvation Army, died of old age, and heart trouble at his home, 1766 Thirteenth avenue, near Twenty-sixth street. Deceased was a native of England, aged 77 years.

 

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Photo from Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tracy Bryant

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his wife, Mary Jane Alvord, in this compilation.

 

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FRANK JOSEPH ALFORD

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Frank and his second wife, Cody Louise “Jeanne” Andrews Alford

Photos from Find A Grave contributor and Frank’s grandson, THE FAMILY – used with permission

 

MERCED SUN-STAR

Merced, Merced Co., CA—Thursday, 5 March 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

            Frank Joseph Alford, a Chowchilla resident for 21 years, died Tuesday [March 3] at a Chowchilla health care facility. He was 90.

            He was born Sept. 29, 1907 in Bone Steel [sic: Bonesteel, Gregory Co.], S.D. He was a master mechanic for Morrison Knudsen Construction. He was a member of the Chowchilla Masonic Lodge and Ben Ali Shriners Temple in Sacramento.

            He was preceded in death by a stepson, Danny Hooten; a daughter, Margaret Nitzel; his parents; six brothers and sisters.

            Survivors include his wife, Jeanne Alford of Chowchilla; a daughter, Dori Putman of Missouri; one sister, Doris Griffin of Eureka; 10 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

            Services will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of Worden Funeral Chapel.

In another article:

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—4 March 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Private services for Frank Joseph Alford, 90, of Chowchilla [Madera Co.], will be held under the direction of Worden Funeral Chapel.

            Mr. Alford, a master mechanic for Morrison Knudsen Construction Co., died Tuesday.

 

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Photo from Chowchilla Cemetery, Chowchilla, Madera Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, THE FAMILY

Photo posted 16 Sept 2016

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Frank J. Alford (SS# issued in CA) but list his birth date as 20 Sept 1907, last residence Chowchilla, Madera Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Margaret Elizabeth Patrick Alford; daughter Margaret Ann Alford Sanchotena Moore Gaul Jordan Neitzel; and siblings Lolita Flavia “Toots” Alford Roller and Raymond Cuthbert Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his father, Harry Booktell Alford, in Washington Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John and Polly Markland Alford.

            His lineage: Frank Joseph 1907 SD1, Harry Booktell 1871 IN2, James Tennyson 1847 IN3, Jonathan C. 1815 NC4, John 1786 PA5.

 

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FRANK M. ALFORD

 

CONTRA COSTA TIMES

Walnut Creek, Contra Costa Co., CA—_____ October 1975

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1997

 

            Frank M. Alford, on October 23, 1975, in a Concord Hospital. A native of Tuolumne, California, aged 59 years. A 25 year resident of Concord. A Charter Member of the Concord Elks Lodge No. 1994, a member of Telephone Co. Pioneers, a member of St. Bonaventure’s Catholic Church. Last employed as a Supervisor, after 39 years service with Pacific Telephone.

            Survived by his wife, Mary Alford of Concord, a daughter Candy Luce of Modesto and a daughter Mary Alford, of Concord; a son, Richard Alford of Pleasanton, 3 brothers, Charles of Pittsburg, Lewis of Martinez, and James of Tracy; 4 sisters, Theresa Blog of Martinez, Grace Day of Thornton, Tiney Mae Meeks of Livermore and Betty Buchan of Bellflower; also survived by 2 grandchildren.

            A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated last evening, at St. Bonaventure’s Church. Services with Concord Elks Lodge No. 1994 officiating, will be held on Friday, October 24, at 2:00 p.m. at Ouimet Bros. Concord Funeral Chapel. Burial will be in Queen of Heaven Cemetery. Family request memorials to the Heart Association.

 

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Photo from Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Lafayette, Contra Costa Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Eric Olson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frank Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 9 July 1916 and died _____ Oct 1975, last residence Concord, Contra Costa Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Elizabeth Mulroyan Alford; father, Charles Augustus Alford; and his brothers Edward T. “Jim” Alford and Lewis Everet Alford in this compilation.

            His lineage: Frank M. 1916 CA1, Charles Augustus 1878 NV2, Charles 1849 AL3.

 

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NNNN FRANKLIN BRADLEY ALFORD

 

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL

Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., CA—Wednesday, 6 July 1983

 

 

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SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL

Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., CA—Wednesday, 6 July 1983

 

            In Santa Cruz, California, July 3, 1983, Mr. Franklin B. Alford.

            Survived by his wife, Dorothy Alford of Paradise Park; one daughter, Barbara Monti of Paso Robles; a brother, John H. Alford of Sunol; and three nieces.

            Native of Vallejo, aged 75 years. Member of Oakland Masonic Lodge, Scottish Rite Bodies, and Shriners. He also was a veteran of WW II, serving a tour in Normandy.

            Cremation services were conducted by Santa Cruz Cremation Services, 1570 Soquel Drive, Santa Cruz, on Wednesday, July 6, 1983. Interment at Twin Lakes, Mono County.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Franklin Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 6 Aug 1907 and died _____ July 1983, last residence Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his father, John Harmon Alford Sr., in this compilation.

            From CA Deaths: Franklin Bradley Alford was born 6 Aug 1907 in CA and died 3 July 1983 in Santa Cruz Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Bradley.

            From CA Births: Bradley Alford was born 6 Aug 1907 in Solano Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Bradley.

            Marriage announcement:

 

PRESS DEMOCRAT

Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., CA—Thursday, 17 February 1983

 

            Franklin B. Alford, 23, 1832 68th Ave., Oakland, and Dorothy G. Miller, 20, 4436 Fleming Ave., Oakland.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Franklin Bradley 1907 CA1, John Harmon 1885 CA2, John Harmon 1839 LA3, Robert Temple 1814 MS4, Julius 1785 NC5, Hudson 1760 NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC7.

 

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NNNN FRED ALFORD

Uncle of Dorothy Lavina Alford Smith, AAFA #0918, Elmyra Elizabeth Alford McWhinney, AAFA #0930; and Kenneth Lee Alford, AAFA #0934

 

SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER

San Francisco, CA—Thursday, 15 March 1951

 

 

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Photo from Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor Kathleen Clemence, inactive

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, John Wesley Alford; and siblings Edna L. Alford Oest, Harry Newton, Alford and Pearl E. Alford Devincenzi in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Ethel Harriet Alford Perrin in Utah Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #11.

            His lineage: Fred 1888 CA1, John Wesley 1853 IL2, Matthew Nelson 1819 AL3, Charles 1790 NC4.

 

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FRED CLARENCE ALFORD

Grandfather of Edward Lewis Alford, AAFA #1357

 

MODESTO BEE

Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA—Tuesday, 13 October 1987

 

            Fred Clarence Alford, 88, of Denair, died Sunday [October 11] in Turlock. Services: Funeral 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Allen Mortuary Chapel…. Burial at Turlock Memorial Park.

            Background: Native of Chino [San Bernardino Co.]. Lived in Turlock 29 years before moving to Denair in 1935. Retired farmer. Member of the Farm Bureau and Denair Senior Citizens.

            Survivors: Five children, John C. Alford of Aulander, N.C., Mary E. Moore of Winton, Thomas E. Alford of Orland, Roy L. Alford of San Bernardino and Sam E. Alford of Denair. Sister, Kate Maddux of Modesto. Fifteen grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

            Remembrances: Denair Friends Church Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 235, Denair 95316.

 

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Photo from Turlock Memorial Park, Turlock, Stanilaus Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Benita Moore

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Fred Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 29 Nov 1898, last residence Denair, Stanislaus Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Edna Charlotte Harlan Alford; son Samuel Edward Alford; father, John Thomas Alford; sisters Kathryn Ellen Alford Maddux and Tillie Mae Alford Price Brooks Commons; and cousin George Russell Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Thomas Earl Alford in Missouri Obituaries.

            CA Deaths lists Fred Clarence Alford, born 29 Nov 1898 in CA and died 11 Oct 1987 in Stanislaus Co., mother’s maiden name Fender.

            His lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Fred Clarence 1898 CA1, John Thomas 1859 WI2, Thomas Frederick 1828 England3, Thomas 1799 England4, William 1770 England5.

 

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FREEMAN ALFORD

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—Friday, 2 May 1952

 

SAN FRANCISCO—San Francisco City Health Director Dr. Ellis Sox warned the public today not to use the rug cleaning compound glamorene until it can be determined how the preparatio̶̶n can be used safely.

            Dr. Sox’ warning followed the report of a coroner’s jury investigating the death April 19th of Freeman Alford, 31, an airplane cleaning employe of Pan American Air Lines.

            The coroner’s jury report said the Jerclaydon Company, Incorporated, Miami Beach, Fla., manufacturers of the compound, had been “negligent because proper caution instructions were not printed on the label or can.”

            The Coroner’s jury did not hold that glamorene caused the death of Alford….

 

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Photo from Cypress Lawn Memorial Park, Colma, San Mateo Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Louis Roth

 

AAFA NOTES: From CA Deaths: Freeman Alford was born 22 Apr 1921 in GA and died 19 Apr 1952 in San Francisco. His mother’s maiden name was Allison.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Lee Ethel Ferrell Alford; and twin brother Deeman Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his father, Freeman Alford; and brothers Edward Lee Alford and Maceo Alford Sr. in Tennessee Obituaries; and of his sister Elizabeth Alford Smith in Michigan Obituaries.

            From CA Marriages: Freeman Alford married Lee E. Ferrell on 11 May 1951 in San Francisco.

            In 1930, Knoxville, Knox Co., TN, Freeman and Rosa Alford, are listed with 7 children. This is an African-American family.

            His lineage: Freeman 1921 TN1, Freeman 1893 GA2, David 1867 GA3.

 

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GAIL ALFORD

 

PRESS DEMOCRAT

Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., CA—Wednesday, 28 February 2018

 

Gail ALFORD Notice

 

            Gail Alford, 76, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends on February 18, 2018 in Santa Rosa [Sonoma Co., CA], after a brief illness.

            Gail was born in Norwood, Massachusetts on December 5, 1941, and lived most of her life in the Boston area, working many years as a nurse before retiring in 2008 from the TJX Corporation and moving to Santa Rosa.

            Gail is survived by her two sisters, her twin, Grace Curtis of Waltham, Massachusetts, and her older sister, Georgette Piver, of Windsor. She also leaves nephews Steven and Jeffrey Wallin, a grand-nephew and two grand-nieces, all of Phoenix, Arizona, and good friend, Ellen Beckworth, of Santa Rosa. Gail will be greatly missed by her cat, Alex, and her dog, Emma.

            Gail was an active member of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Santa Rosa, where she headed the Caring Connections Committee. She was an enthusiastic quilter and member of the Santa Rosa Quilters guild, and loved exercising with her Aqua Club group. Gail met many wonderful friends through these organizations.

            Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service in celebration of Gail’s life at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation at 547 Mendocino Avenue in Santa Rosa on Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 2 p.m….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list her death.

 

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GAIL ANN ALFORD CLIFFORD

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—Thursday, 9 September 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Clifford, Gail Ann—Entered into eternal peace on Sunday, September 5, 1999, in Citrus Heights, CA at the age of 61. Born September 2, 1938 in Philadelphia, PA. As per Gail’s wishes, she will be cremated. Interment to be at East Lawn Cemetery.

            Loving wife of Donald James Clifford, mother of Mark Alan Clifford and daughter in law Laura Clifford, who reside in Penryn, mother of Coriann Fletcher and son in law John Fletcher of Galt, CA. Stepmother of Candi Claire Gester of Alamo, CA. Grandmother to Jacob and Brooke Fletcher and Brandon and Melissa Gester. Loving sister to Lois Wood of Dixon, CA.

            Gail’s hobbies included: gardening (especially roses), decorating, crafts, sewing, computer e-mailing her friends, movies and eating out. Gail worked for The Sacramento Bee for 39 years, selling advertising space to real estate companies and new home developers.

            Gail has requested that there be no memorial or funeral services. Friends and family will attend a celebration of her life at her home….

 

In another article, same source:

 

Gail Ann Clifford, 61, key member of Bee’s classified sales force

By Steve Gibson, Bee Staff Writer

 

            Gail Ann Clifford, who worked at The Bee for 39 years and was one of the newspaper’s top classified advertising sales representatives when she retired March l, died of cancer Sunday.

            She was 61.

            Mrs. Clifford was hired by The Bee in 1959 as a clerk in the business office and joined the classified ad department’s telephone sales force in 1965. She spent most of her career working the real estate desk.

            “Hundreds of people in the real estate industry over the years relied on Gail to make sure things got done right,” said Bee Advertising executive Gene Grant. “She was absolutely a stalwart.”

            One of her strengths was “the ability to build strong rapport with customers,” said her boss, Kathy Lewis, classified advertising manager. “They trusted her and turned to her for help with the advertising needs. She was just consistently a top performer.”

            Among her colleagues, Mrs. Clifford was known as much for her quick wit as for her willingness to share her knowledge of the business with new employees.

            “A joy to work with,” said co-worker Suzanne Jones. “The woman had more knowledge about newspaper advertising in her pinky finger than most people have in their brains.”

            But beyond her professional expertise, she “was the consummate lady—warm, friendly, gracious, loving, funny,” Jones said. “And Gail had a giggle that just wouldn’t quit. She just sparkled.”

            Born and reared in Philadelphia, one of two children of Alma Thomas Alford and Charles Alford, she graduated from Haddon Heights High School in 1955. She worked at three typist-receptionist jobs in the Philadelphia area before moving to Sacramento in 1959.

            In 1961, she married Don Clifford, a career employee at the state Department of Motor Vehicles. There were married 38 years.

            In addition to her husband, who resides in Citrus Heights, survivors include a daughter, Coriann Fletcher of Galt; a son, Mark Alan Clifford of Penryn; a stepdaughter, Candi Claire Gester of Alamo; a sister, Lois Wood of Dixon; and four grandchildren.

            Her husband said no services are planned.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gail A. Clifford (SS# issued in NJ), last residence not listed.

 

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GARY FRANK “TEX” ALFORD

 

Gary Frank Tex Alford

Posted to his Find A Grave memorial by K. Alford, Gary’s sister xxx– permission requested 6/30/2013 thru Edit

 

EVENING TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Saturday, 3 August 1991

 

            Services for Gary F. Alford, 35, of Clairemont, were today in El Camino Mortuary. Burial was in El Camino Memorial Park. He died Wednesday in a hospital.

            Mr. Alford was born in Texas, lived in the county 23 years and was an engineering technician for Qualcomm Inc. He was a 1973 graduate of Clairemont High School, and graduated with honors from Mesa College.

            Survivors include his parents, L.D. and Patricia Alford of San Diego; two brothers, Donald B. of San Jose and Duke W. of San Diego; a sister, Kathryne N. Byrne of San Diego; and his paternal grandmother, Doris M. Alford of Oklahoma. The family suggested donations to the American Cancer Society.

 

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SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Thursday, 1 August 1991

 

            Alford, Gary F., passed away July 31, 1991. Son of L.D. and Patricia M. Alford. Brother of Donald B., Duke W. Alford and Kathryne N. Byrne. Uncle of Duke W. Alford Jr. and Elizabeth N. Alford. Grandson of Doris M. Alford and the late M. Deupree Alford.

            Funeral Services Sat. 10 a.m. El Camino Mortuary Chapel…. Entombment El Camino Memorial Park. Contributions Amer. Cancer Society, SD Chapter. El Camino Mortuary Directors.

 

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Photo from El Camino Memorial Park, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Maggie Voyles

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Leary Dawell “Duke” Alford and Patricia Marion Bourg Alford in this compilation.

            CA Deaths lists Gary Frank Alford, born 27 Sept 1955 in TX, died 31 July 1991 in San Diego Co., mother’s maiden name Bourg.

            His lineage: Gary Frank 1955 TX1, Leary Dawell 1926 OK2, Marion Deupree 1900 MS3, John Franklin 1875 MS4. John Franklin Pierce was informally adopted by the family of George Washington Alford, 1855 AL–1909 TX. See the ahnentafel of Cathryn Marie Alford McLeon, AAFA #1402.

 

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GARY PHILLIP ALFORD

 

Allen & Dahl Funeral Home

Anderson, Shasta Co., CA—_____ March 2017

 

3/30/1944–3/5/2017

 

            Gary Alford, 72, of Anderson died on Sunday, March 5th at Mercy Medical Center, Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Home in Anderson (365-5466).

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list his death.

            We included the obituary of his father, Forest Verlon Alford, in Oregon Obituaries.

            From CA Marriages: Gary P. Alford married Trudy L. Park on 1 July 1966 in Shasta Co., CA.

            From CA Divorces: Gary P. Alford and Trudy L. Park were divorced _____ Sept 1967 in Shasta Co., CA.

            From Washington, Marriage Records (Ancestry): Gary P. Alford, born 30 March 1944, married Cherri Ruth Weaver Cook, born 7 Oct 1948, on 19 Apr 1969 in Clarkston, Asotin Co., WA. Witnesses were Verlon W. Alford and Dixie Alford.

            From Montana, Marriage Records (Ancestry): Gary Phillip, age 37, born Klamath Falls, OR on 30 March 1944, son of Forest Alford and Lillian Alford, married Michelle Ann Micklon, age 29, born 29 Nov 1951 in Exeter, NH, daughter of Payson Goodwin and Antoinette Goodwin, on 11 Apr 1981 in Lincoln Co., MT.

            From Montana, Divorce Records (Ancestry): Gary P. Alford and Michelle A. Alford were divorced on 13 Nov 1985 in Flathead, MT.

            From:

 

SPOKANE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW

Spokane, Spokane Co., WA—Tuesday, 7 April 1992

 

Marriage Dissolution Petitions: Susan A. and Gary Phillip Alford

 

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GAYLA HALFORD NIELSEN

 

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DESERET NEWS

Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT—Saturday, 7 February 2015

 

LOS ANGELES, CA—Our beloved wife, sister, daughter and aunt passed through the veil on Monday February 2, 2015.

            Gayla was born in Salt Lake City on May 9, 1958, the first child of Woodrow N. Halford & Ada Condie Baird. She grew up in Magna where she graduated from Cyprus High School in 1976. She enjoyed seeing seeing her aunts, uncles and cousins. Seizing upon every opportunity, she attended Brigham Young University and became a nurse at LDS Hospital. Living in downtown Salt Lake and later on the Avenues she worked hard to obtain a Masters Degree from the University of Utah. She also became a nursing administrator as she pursued her commitment to patient care.

            Gayla married John G. Nielsen on October 4, 1996 in the Salt Lake Temple. They lived in the Avenues then moved to Los Angeles where they both studied and worked. In 2008 she accepted a position at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, but just before starting she was diagnosed with gastric cancer.

            Exercising faith, she underwent surgery which was successful. Weeks later she graduated from the University of California at Los Angeles with a PhD in Nursing. She worked for about 35 years in the health care industry.

            As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints she served as a Relief Society President twice and in many other callings. She loved her Savior Jesus Christ and the many individuals in her life. Whether family, friend, fellow health care provider, patient, church member or stranger, she treated all with love and respect.

            She is survived by her husband, John, sister, Julie, and mother, Ada.

            Funeral Services will be held at 12 noon, Monday February 9, 2015 at the Russon Brothers Mortuary, 255 South 200 East, Salt Lake City, Utah. Interment will be at the Salt Lake City Cemetery. Online guestbook available at www.russonmortuary.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list her death.

            We included the obituaries of her parents, Woodrow Norman Halford and Ada Condie Baird Halford, in Utah Obituaries.

            Her HALFORD lineage: Gayla 1958 UT1, Woodrow Norman 1919 UT2, Royal 1886 UT3, Joseph Henry 1842 IL4, Joseph 1803 England5, Joseph 1766 England6.

 

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GENEVA HUNT ALFORD

 

[She died in CA, but we are also including her obituary in Georgia Obituaries because she has close ties to GA and is buried there.]

 

MOULTRIE OBSERVER

Moultrie, Colquitt Co., GA—Sunday, 31 October 2004

 

BREA, Calif.—Geneva Hunt Alford, 69, formerly of Moultrie, died Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004, at Kindred Hospital in Brea, Calif.

            The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 3, at Live Oak Baptist Church.... Burial will follow at St. James Pallbearers Cemetery No. 2 [Moultrie, Colquitt Co., GA]. Charlie Alford, Jack Alford, Little D. Alford, Tony Alford, Danny Alford and Derek Alford will serve as pallbearers.

            Mrs. Alford was born Jan. 24, 1935, in Moultrie, the daughter of the late Henry and Eula Elam Hunt.

            Survivors include her husband, Daniel Alford Jr.; 11 children, Delores Dupree, Cora Alford, Mary Leoma Blanton, Diane Dupree, Dannie Alford, Cynthia Alford, Evelyn Alford, Sharon Cornell, Derek Alford, Darren Alford and Denise Le’Flore; six brothers, Tommy Hunt, Leroy Hunt, Clyde Hunt, Artie Hunt, Marvin Hunt and Irvin Hunt; sisters-in-law, Sarah Hunt, Pearlie Ann Hunt, Maggie Hunt, Rachel Hunt, Betty Hunt, Lucille Hunt and Vade Hunt; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

            Luke Strong and Son Mortuary in Moultrie will be in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Geneva Alford (SS# issued in NJ), but list her birth date as 23 Jan 1935, last residence Garden Grove, Orange Co., CA.

 

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GENEVIEVE ARD ALFORD

Mother of Agnes Jean Alford Pavlokis, AAFA #1322

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Thursday, 15 May 2003

 

Jan. 25, 1921-May 13, 2003

 

            Genevieve A. Alford, 82, of Poway died Tuesday. She was born in Husser, La., and was a homemaker.

            Survivors include her daughters, Peggy Olivier of Poway, Joyce Nasella of La Jolla and Agnes Pavlakis of Concord; sons, Stephen of Katy, Texas, Andrew of Bettechase, La., and Thomas of Cameron, N.C.; sister, Leona Botkin of Metairie, La.; brother, Clarence Ard of Buglusia, Miss.; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

            Visitation: 4 to 8 p.m. today, with rosary at 7 p.m., Poway Bernardo Mortuary, 13243 Poway Road, Poway. Mass: 11 a.m. tomorrow, St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 15546 Pomerado Road, Poway.

            Donations: American Heart Association, 3640 Fifth Ave., San Diego, CA 92103.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Genevieve A. Alford (SS# issued in LA), last residence Poway, San Diego Co., CA.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Moses Alford b. about 1810.

            Her husband’s lineage: Odis Alba 1913 LA1, Andrew J. 1875 LA2, William Richard 1832 LA3, Moses 1810 LA4.

 

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GEORGE L. ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Saturday, 9 December 1916

 

DEATHS

 

            In this city, Dec. 7, 1916, George Alford, husband of Hattie Alford, and father of Ray Alford of Lemon Grove; a native of Pennsylvania, aged 49 years.

            Friends and members of the E.P.O.E. and I.O.O.F. are invited to attend funeral services to be hald at Bradley & Woolman’s chapel, C stree, corner of Seventh, Monday, Dec. 11, 1916, at 10 o’clock a.m., under the auspices of La Mesa Lodge No. 407, F.&A.M., Rev. C.L. Frost assisting. Interment Masonic cemetery.

 

In another article:

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Sunday, 17 December 1916

 

            George Alford died at Agnew hospital a week ago last Thursday, after a long illness. He was one of the prominent citizens and successful orchardists of Lemon Grove, a director of the Fruit Growers’ Association and a trustee of the Congregational Church. He had a large circle of friends who deeply mourn his departure.

            He is survived by a widow, son Ray, a student at Berkeley, a sister in Tennessee, and other relatives.

            The funeral was held last Monday and was in charge of the Masonic lodge of La Mesa, of which the deceased was a member…. The interment was in the Masonic cemetery.

 

In another article:

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Sunday, 10 December 1916

 

            George Alford, a long time resident of Lemon Grove and one of the most prominent orchardists, passed from this life at the Agnew Hospital last Thursday about noon. His wife, son Ray, and other relatives were with him at the last. The numerous friends of the family extend their sincere sympathy in their bereavement.

 

In another article:

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Sunday, 24 December 1916

 

            Ray Alford will not return to his studies at Berkeley for this school year. He will take charge of the work on his mother’s fruit ranch.

 

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Photo from Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Chris & Candy L.

 

AAFA NOTES: In 1900 the family is living in Marietta, Washington Co., OH: George L. Alford, born Apr 1867 in PA (parents born PA); his wife Hattie L. Apr 1876 in WV; and son Ray M., Sept 1896 in OH. George and Hattie were married 5 years, and Hattie had 1 child, 1 living.

            In 1910 the family is living in Lemon Grove, San Diego Co., CA.

            From Ohio Births and Christenings Index, 1800–1962 (Ancestry): Ray Marvin Alford was born 26 Sept 1896 in Marietta, Washington Co., OH, the sonof Geo. L. Alford and Hattie McCabe.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s “Michael Alford Family” in About Alfords, July 1984.

            His lineage: George L. 1867 PA1, Thomas J. 1827 PA2, John A. 1790 on ship from Ireland3, Michael 1760 Ireland4.

 

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GEORGE MARSHALL ALVORD

 

OAKLAND TRIBUNE

Oakland, Alameda Co., CA—Wednesday, 27 June 1923

 

            In Oakland June 27, 1923, George M. Alvord, beloved husband of the late Catherine Alvord and father of Raymond M. and Keturah Alvord, and grandfather [next line illegible]. A native of Illinois, age 65 years.

            Friends are invited to attend the funeral services Thursday, June 28, 1923, at 11 o’clock a.m., at Truman’s Residence Chapel, Telegraph avenue at Thirtieth street, Oakland.

 

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Photo from Mountain View Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, REHM

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his son Raymond Martin Alvord in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His ALVORD lineage: George Marshall 1857 IL1, Joel William 1827 NY2, Joel 1779 CT3, Bela 1741 CT4, Aaron 1713 MA5, Thomas 1683 MA6, Thomas 1653 CT7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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GEORGE RUSSELL ALFORD

 

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Santa Ana, Orange Co., CA—15 June 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Russell G. Alford, 95, of Laguna Beach, a retired refinery manager for Union Oil Co., died June 7 of natural causes. Services at noon today at Grace Lutheran Church, Huntington Beach. Burial at Fairhaven Memorial Park, Santa Ana.

            Survived by his daughter, Mary Davis; sons, John and James; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George R. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 18 May 1900, last residence El Segundo, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of his cousins Fred Clarence Alford and Kathryn Ellen Alford Maddux in this compilation.

            CA Deaths lists George Russell Alford, born 18 May 1901 in CA, died 7 June 1995 in Orange Co., mother’s maiden name Carpenter. This birth year is incorrect since he is listed on the 1900 census.

            In 1900, Westminster, Orange Co., CA: William Alford, age 35 b. Apr 1865 in MI (parents b. England); wife Mary 34 b. Dec 1860 in WI; 3 Almind stepchildren; and son Russell G. 0/12 b. May 1900 in CA. William and Mary were married 2 years, and Mary had 4 children, 4 living.

            In 1910, Westminster, Orange Co., CA: William Alford, age 47 b. WI (parents b. England); wife Mary L. 50 b. WI; son Russell 10 CA; and stepson Clayton Almind 18 CA. William (first marriage) and Mary (second marriage) were married 12 years, and Mary had 4 children, 4 living.

            On Russell George Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is 18, born 18 May 1900, living in Santa Ana, Orange Co., CA. Mrs. N.G. Alford, same address, is his nearest relative.

            CA Deaths lists William George Alford, born 2 Apr 1866 in WI, died 25 Aug 1941 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Hockings.

            In 1880, San Juan, Los Angeles Co., CA: He is probably the Willie Alford, age 15 WI, living with his father Thos. Alford, 48 WI (parents b. WI), widowed apiarist (beekeeper).

            In 1870, Mineral Point, Iowa Co., WI: Thomas F. Alford, 42 b. England, painter; William G. 5 WI. Thomas’s wife, Mary Hockings, died in 1869.

            In 1860, Mineral Point, Iowa Co., WI: Thomas Alfred, 36 England; Mary 25 England; Elizabeth L. 3 WI; and John T. 1 WI.

            His lineage, from Ancestry family trees: George Russell 1900 CA1, William George 1866 WI2, Thomas Frederick 1828 England3, Thomas 1799 England4, William 1770 England5.

 

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NNNN GEORGE W. ALFORD

 

VISALIA TIMES-DELTA

Visalia, Tulare Co., CA—Monday, 8 May 1933

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Russell Alford and Julia Kidd Alford; and siblings Julia Ann Alford Poe, Landy Alford, Lemuel Alford, Millard Fillmore Alford, Sarah Elizabeth Alford Knight, and William Alford in this compilation.

            In 1850, Fremont Co., IA: Russel Alford, farmer age 22 born VA; Julia 22 VA; and George 10/12 IA. They are living next door to Russell’s parents, William and Margaret Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: George W. 1849 IA1, Russell 1826 VA2, William 1800 VA3.

 

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GERTRUDE CORNELIA ALFORD

 

RECORD SEARCHLIGHT

Redding, Shasta Co., CA—Tuesday, 14 April 2009

 

            Gertrude Alford, 88, of Redding died Monday [April 13] at Windsor Redding Care Center in Redding. Arrangements are pending at Allen & Dahl Funeral Chapel in Redding (243-1525).

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gertrude Cornelia Alford (SS# issued in NJ) was born 25 Aug 1920, last residence not listed.

 

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GLORIA ALFRED

 

TIMES-HERALD

Vallejo, Solano Co., CA—Tuesday, 3 June 2008

 

 

            Gloria Alfred, resident of Vallejo, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and cosmetologist, passed away May 24 surrounded by James, her beloved husband and their devoted family.

            A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. today at Dan Scales Funeral Services, 107 W. Eight St., Pittsburg, (925) 439-5922.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gloria Alfrd (SS# issued in TX) was born 17 Apr 1935, last residence Vallejo, Solano Co., CA.

 

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GLORIA KRAMER ALFORD SWARD

 

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From www.monoblogalz.com

 

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL

Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., CA—Sunday, 22 October 2017

 

            Gloria Kramer Alford died peacefully in the early morning of October 10, 2017, surrounded by her beloved family: her husband Robert and children Heidi, Jonathan and Elissa.

            Gloria was a woman of many talents and many friends, who found a soul mate in Robert Sward with whom she shared the last thirty years of her life.

            Gloria was born in Chicago on October 3, 1928, to Izzie and Rose Kramer, immigrants from Galicia (now part of Ukraine). It was the beginning of the Depression and the family had to be creative and frugal to get by. At an early age Gloria developed confidence in her own judgment and originality and wanted to be an artist, though at the time she didn’t know exactly what that meant. Her first foray into art was designing her own clothes in high school where she won first prize for a blouse, for which she was singled out by the teacher: “Remember her because she is going to be a famous designer.” Gloria continued to have a strong sense of design and color.

            Two days after arriving at UC Berkeley in 1948, she went to a new student dance where, because she was tall (and wearing high heels), she was paired with the tallest boy there. His name was Bob Alford. They married the following June.

            Gloria received a Bachelor of Arts degree in sociology, psychology and anthropology. She taught art at the elementary level to help put Bob through school for his Ph.D. in sociology. They had three children, Heidi, Jonathan and Elissa—smart, talented and compassionate people whom Gloria bragged about and delighted in. In 1961 the family moved to Madison, WI, for Robert to take a faculty position at the university.

            Gloria was always doing crafts—”anything you can do on a kitchen table and clear off.” In 1967 at 39 when her kids were older, she took a printmaking workshop at he Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina, which she considered her first authentic art class. Over the years she studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia University, Pratt Institute in New York City and UC Santa Cruz. She was a Visiting Artist in Paris as part of the United States Cultural Exchange Program in 1974-75.

            She and Bob moved to Santa Cruz, CA, for him to take a position at UC Santa Cruz in the mid-seventies where he later became Chairman of the Sociology Department. Gloria devoted herself to screen printing and vacuum-forming plastic into molds and an early form of computer graphics—combining them into innovative mixed media artforms. In 1977 she made “The Jaded Princess,” a life-sized replica of an ancient Chinese jade burial suit made from the earliest computer chips, representing the duality of technology as a force for good, but also destruction since the circular chips covering the princess’s brain are bomb detonators. Gloria felt that that sculpture, widely exhibited, established her as an artist.

            In the 1980s Gloria worked with hand-made paper to produce pulp paintings and sculptural pieces and also explored mono-print techniques. In 1990 she began painting abstract images in acrylic, later incorporating gold and silver leaf. She was featured in Who’s Who in American Art by Jacques Cattell Press and North American Artists in the Twentieth Century by Jules and Nancy Heller and had numerous exhibitions of her work, as well as being in permanent collections of several museums and corporations.

            Gloria participated in the Arts Council of Santa Cruz County’s Open Studios event for 25 years and served on the Board of the Santa Cruz Art League.

            Divorced from Bob Alford in 1986, the following year Gloria met author, poet and teacher, Robert Sward. He saw Gloria as glorious…his muse, lover, best friend. After she was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease in 2008, he became a loving and attentive caregiver. Robert, 2016-2018 Poet Laureate of Santa Cruz County, has written poems for and about Gloria, as well as a dramatic work entitled “Love Has Made Grief Absurd--Gloria, A Monologue,” capturing her day-to-day blunt, amusing, often poignant, commentary. These writings and a gallery of Gloria’s art can be found at www.monoblogalz.com.

            Gloria is survived by her husband, Robert Sward; her children, Heidi Alford (Albyn Jones, Portland, OR), Jonathan Alford (Anki Alford, Oakland, CA), and Elissa Alford (Peter Gilford, Northampton, MA); her sister Ruth Zagorin (Washington, D.C).; grandchildren Kelsey Alford-Jones (Washington, D.C.), Eli Alford-Jones (Portland, OR), Jordi and Kiran Alford (Oakland, CA); six nieces and nephews; and her stepchildren, Hannah Davi Sward (Los Angeles, CA), Dr. Cheryl Cox (Cal Macpherson, Grenada), Kamala Joy (Austin, TX), Michael Sward (Jerome, AZ), and Nicholas Sward (Pauline Hymus, Toronto, Canada).

            She is preceded in death by her parents Izzie and Rose Kramer, her sister Shirley Ratner, and her former husband Dr. Robert Alford.

            …. Gloria treasured her women friends, sharing a glass of wine, painting together, gathering for a monthly film group. She was also famously direct and unfiltered: what Gloria said was what she felt and what she felt, she said. She could find the positive side of every situation, and anyone who knew her recalls how often she said, “I’m the luckiest person in the world.”

            A Celebration of the Life and Art of Gloria K. Alford is planned for Dec. 3….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list her death.

 

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GOLDA MAY SCOTT ALFORD

 

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Santa Ana, Orange Co., CA—Sunday, 31 January 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1999

 

            Golda May Alford, 87, of Buena Park, a homemaker, died January 28, 1999 of natural causes. Visitation 4-8 p.m. Monday, with services at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Memory Garden Memorial Park & Mortuary, Brea.

            Survivors: daughter, JoAnn Adamson; sons, Vern Alford and George Alford; 17 grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Golda M. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 4 Feb 1911, last residence Buena Park, Orange Co., CA.

            CA Births list George Thomas Alford, born 12 Aug 1948 in Orange Co., and Vern Lee Alford, born 12 Apr 1946 in Orange Co., both mother’s maiden names Scott.

            CA Births also lists Goldie M. Scott, born 16 Feb 1911 in Fresno Co., mother’s maiden name Weathers.

 

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GRACE CECELIA ALFORD KNOX HAYES

 

NEWS SENTINEL

Knoxville, Knox Co., TN—Saturday, 13 October 2007

 

            Hayes, Grace Alford, formerly of Knoxville, departed this life in San Francisco, California unexpectedly October 8, 2007.

            Survivors: devoted sister, Lonetta Spears Bynes, Los Angeles, California; aunt, Margie Keese, Knoxville; cousins, Turan (Beverly) Smith, Chesapeake, VA, Kofi Jones, Knoxville; special friends, Josephine Chunn and the Austin High Class of ‘59. Funeral service and interment will be held in San Francisco, California. Notice by Jarnigan & Son Mortuary.

 

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NEWS SENTINEL

Knoxville, Knox Co., TN—Wednesday, 17 October 2007

 

            Hayes, Gracie Alford—Gracie let go of her life on October 8, 2007. She gave so much and asked so little. Gracie was always very loyal and friendly. She met no stranger and always greeted everyone with a smile.

            She was a native of Knoxville, Tennessee and was born to Deeman and Inez Alford.

            Gracie was the mother of one son. She was a member of the Austin High School Class of 1959.

            Preceded in death by: husband; mother, aunts and uncles.

            She is survived by: devoted son, Deon Knox; grandchildren; father, Deeman Alford, sister, Lonetta Spears Bynes all of California; aunt, Elizabeth Smith of Detroit Michigan, and uncles. Knoxville relative: devoted aunt, Margie Alford Keese; special friend, Josephine Chunn; and spiritual sister, Reverend Gwendolyn Roberts Cannon.

            …. Funeral services and interment will be held Thursday, October 18, 2007 at 11:00am at Lewis and Ribbs Mortuary Garden Chapel, 6424 Third Street in San Francisco, California 94124. Notice by Unity Mortuary.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Grace Cecelia Hayes (SS# issued in CA) was born 6 June 1941, last residence San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Deeman Alford and Edith Inez Smartt Alford Spears Roberts; and brother Deeman Lewis “D.L.” Alford in this compilation.

            Her lineage: Grace Cecelia 1941 TN1, Deeman 1921 TN2, Freeman 1893 GA3, David 1867 GA4.

 

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GRACIE MAE MORGAN ALFORD

 

Photo from Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home

 

THE CITIZEN

Fayetteville, GA—Thursday, 29 January 2009

 

            Gracie M. Alford, 77, Tustin, Calif., formerly of Newnan, died Jan. 13, 2009. She was born April 15, 1931 in Carrollton, Ga. She was the second child of four children. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy Morgan and Mrs. Curtis Morgan Beetles, and her husband, Gordon Lee Alford. She grew up in Newnan, and joined Burns Chapel where she raised her children. She moved to Washington, D.C. in 1969 and joined the Canaan Baptist Church, where she was on the Missionary Board. She was elected president of the Senior Citizens group in her apartment building, and enjoyed planning and organizing social events as well s food drives for the seniors. She was member of the Eastern Star. She enjoyed helping others and had gained respect of those whose lives she touched.

            Services were at the Burns Chapel United Methodist Church…. Interment was at Sunset Cemetery, Newnan.

            Survivors include a daughter, Gwendolyn and Clarence Curry, Tustin, Calif.; a brother, Robert Morgan, Newnan; a daughter-in-law, Ona Lee Alford, Newnan; and grandchildren, Gwendolyn Zachery, Newnan, and Nichelle Curry, Reginald Curry, Ebone J. Curry, and Jonathan Curry, all of Tustin, Calif.

            Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Newnan, was in charge.

 

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DAILY NEWS

Fayetteville, GA—Thursday, 29 January 2009

 

            Gracie Mae Alford—We respectfully announce the passing of Mrs. Gracie M. Alford, 77, of Tustin, California, formerly of Newnan, Georgia on January 14, 2009 in Tustin, California.

            Funeral service were held Friday, January 23, 2009, 1:30 p. m. at Burns Chapel United Methodist Church…. Interment Sunset Cemetery.

            Instate viewing at the church will begin at at 12:30 p. m.

            Viewing Thursday, 2 p.m. - 6 p. m. at Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Inc.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.roscoejenkinsfuneralhome.com

Gracie Mae Alford was born April 15, 1931 to the late Mr. Roy Morgan and Mrs. Curtis Morgan (Beetles) in Carrollton, Georgia. She was known by her loved ones and friends as Grace. She was the second child of four children.

            She was united in marriage to the late Gordon Lee Alford and to this union two children were born, Gwendolyn and Alton Alford.

            Grace grew up in Newnan and joined Burns Chapel and raised her two children in the church. She later moved to Washington, D. C. in 1969 and became active in Canaan Baptist Church. She was on the Missionary Board. She was elected president of the Senior Citizens group in her apartment building. She enjoyed planning and organizing social events as well as food drives for the seniors. She was also a member of The Eastern Star.

            Grace enjoyed helping others. Her love for others and an “out going” personality gained her the respect of those whose lives she touched.

            On January 13, 2009, Grace was ushered by her Heavenly Angels to her eternal home.

            She leaves to cherish her loving memory her daughter: Gwendolyn Curry and son-in-law Clarence Curry of Tustin, CA; one brother: Robert Morgan of Newnan; daughter-in-law: Ona Lee Alford of Newnan; loving grandchildren: Gwendolyn Zachery of Newnan, Nichelle Curry, Reginald Curry, Ebone J. Curry and Jonathan Curry of Tustin, CA; numerous great grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives and friends.

            Funeral arrangements entrusted to Roscoe Jenkins Funeral Home, Inc., Newnan, Georgia 770-253-1232.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gloria M. Alford (SS# issued in GA), last residence Tustin, Orange Co., CA.

 

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GUS WALDEN ALFORD

Grandfather of Jack Gordon Alford, AAFA #1273

 

Gus Walden Alford

 

Verna Moredock Alford, Gus Walden Alford, and Gus’s sister Emma Watson Alford Mattingly

 

Left to right: Brothers Gus Walden Alford, Ernest Cleveland Alford, Lonnie Erwin Alford, Allison Otto Alford, and father John Hardin Alford – taken in Chandler, Lincoln Co., OK

Photos from Gus’s grandson Jack Alford—used with permission

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Saturday, 3 June 1950

 

            Gus Walden Alford, 66, of 1466 India St., died yesterday afternoon [June 2] of natural causes in a sign painting shop at 1517 India St., Deputy Coroner E.A. Turner reported.

            Mr. Alford, a retired maritime worker, was born in Kentucky and had lived here for many years.

            Surviving are three sons, Everett W., Roy C. and Clell E. Alford, all of San Diego; five grandchildren and two great grandchildren

            Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m., Tuesday, in Rogers Mortuary chapel. Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

 

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SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Tuesday, 6 June 1950

 

            Alford—Gus W. June 2. Father of Everett W., Roy C. and Clell E. “Shorty” Alford; 5 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren. Services 2 p.m. Tues. Roger’s Mortuary Chapel…. Interment, Mt. Hope.

 

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Photo from Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Michael Harris

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Verna Moredock Alford Williams; sons Clell Erwin Alford, Everett Walden Alford, and Roy Carl Alford; and sisters Emma Watson Alford Mattingly and Pearl Virginia Alford Wright in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his mother, Laura Watson Conrad Alford; and his brothers Allison Otto Alford and Lonnie Erwin Alford Sr. in Oklahoma Obituaries.

            Gus was the son of John Hardin Alford and his second wife, Laura Watson.

            CA Deaths lists Gus Walden Alford, born 18 Jan 1884 in KY and died 2 June 1950 in San Diego Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Watson.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #10.

            His lineage: Gus Walden 1884 KY1, John Hardin 1841 KY2, Joseph 1812 KY3, Achilles 1772 VA or NC4, John before 1750 VA?5.

 

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GUY EUGENE ALFORD III

 

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Photo from The Homicide Report—Los Angeles Times

 

LONG BEACH PRESS-TELEGRAM

Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA—Friday, 28 September 2018

 

LONG BEACH CITY COLLEGE COMMUNITY MOURNS DEATH OF FOOTBALL PLAYER

 

            Family and friends gathered to honor Guy Eugene Alford III—a teammate, brother and son—at a candlelight vigil on Thursday, a short distance from where he was shot to death at a North Long Beach Jack in the Box parking lot the day before. The 20-year-old former Long Beach City College football player’s death in the early hours of Wednesday has shocked his family and the athletics community. His family, friends and coaches remember him as an avid student-athlete who used football as a path toward earning a degree.

            “My baby was a good boy,” said his mother, April Roby-Alford, through tears after the vigil.

            Alford’s father, Guy Alford Jr., and April were joined by their two younger sons at a news conference asking for help seeking justice for their oldest son. Alford’s brother Amari, 10, wore an oversized Jets jersey as he held a framed photo of his brother, while his father consoled him.

            “I loved my brother,” Amari said tearfully. “He took me places, he took me to school.”

            April said she will always remember her son as someone with a caring heart, who loved eating her pork chops and dancing to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” And his favorite color always varied on which football team he was playing for, she said. “Football was his passion,” April said. “He wanted to go to the NFL, that was his dream.”

            At the end of the vigil, some 20 people left candles on the sidewalk next to the drive-thru at the Jack in the Box. A football sat in front of the candles.

            Thursday’s vigil was the second gathering since Alford’s death, with about 70 people who went to Veterans Memorial Stadium as the LBCC football team also remembered Alford at an impromptu candlelight vigil Wednesday.

            Detectives are investigating what led to the shooting.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list his death.

 

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GWENDOLINE BEATRIX LOTHROP ALVORD

Wife of Charles Bengry Alvord, AAFA #1204

 

SAN MATEO COUNTY TIMES

San Mateo, San Mateo Co., CA—11 April 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Gwendoline Lothrop Alvord of San Mateo died Easter Sunday morning, March 31, 2002, at age 84.

            She and her husband Charles B. Alvord had been residents of their home on West Santa Inez Avenue for 35 years to the day. In two weeks the couple would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. She died in her sleep after a ten-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

            The former Gwendoline B. Lothrop was born in Medford, Massachusetts on October 14, 1917. She began her business career in Chicago and went on to become secretary-treasurer of California Corporation. After she and her husband raised their son [missing text] the Midwest, he accepted a position in 1962 heading division of Souls Steel Company in San Francisco. Gwen became well known in the real estate business in the San Mateo area. More recently, Gwen helped her husband author a book on corporate management. She also is the co-author of a second book title, The Ultimate Romance. This chronicles the couple’s adventures through 57 countries on six continents plus all 50 states.

            Mrs. Alvord was buried in the family plot in Marquee [Marquette Co.], Michigan, after a small service on Friday, April 5. Her husband and son survive her.

 

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Northern Horizons, The Magazine for Alumni and Friends of Northern Michigan University

Fall 2002

 

            Gwendoline Alvord, March 31, 2002, San Mateo, Calif. Prior to her death she and her husband created the Gwendoline and Charles Alvord Scholarship Fund at NMU. They also willed their personal art collection, featuring works from around the world, to the NMU Art Museum.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gwendoline L. Alvord (SS# issued in IL), last residence San Mateo, San Mateo Co., CA.

            Gwendoline married Charles B. Alvord on 18 Apr 1942. Charles joined AAFA after Gwendoline’s death.

            Charles was the son of Charles Benjamin Alvord Jr. and Daisy Ruth Bengry.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Charles Bengry 1914 MI1, Charles Benjamin 1881 WI2, Charles Benjamin 1850 MI3, William Alanson 1829 NY4, Theoditus 1792 NY5, Joseph 1733 MA6, Joseph 1697 MA7, Ebenezer 1665 MA8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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NNNN HAROLD E. “GENE” ALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—Wednesday, 21 January 1970

 

 

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LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—Wednesday, 21 January 1970

 

            Alford, H.E. “Gene,” Past President of the National Society of Public Accountants of which he was one of the founders.

            Beloved husband of Mrs. Helen M. Alford, father of Mrs. Beverly Swanson and Rex E. Alford, brother of Turner L., Leo and Don Smith; also survived by 5 grandchildren.

            Services 10.a.m. Friday, in the Church of the Hills, Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills. Forest Lawn Mortuary.

 

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Photo from Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co. CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Carole Mustion

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that H. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 13 June 1904 (died _____ Jan 1970), last residence Burbank, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his second wife, Helen Marie Nelson Hildebrand Alford, in this compilation.

            From CA Deaths: Harold E. Alford died 19 Jan 1970 in Los Angeles Co., born 13 June 1904 in NE.

            From CA Marriages: Harold E. Alford, age 52, married Helen M. Nelson Hildebrand, age 40, on 2 Nov 1956 in San Bernardino Co., CA.

            From CA Births: Rex Eugene Alford was born 6 Dec 1937 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Reed.

 

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HAROLD EUGENE ALFORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Friday, 27 January 2012

 

            Harold Eugene Alford, 60, of Chowchilla died Monday [January 23]. He was a telephone technician.

            Memorial: 10 a.m. Wednesday at Palm Memorial Worden Chapel. Remembrance: American Heart Association, 7425 N. Palm Bluffs Ave., Fresno, CA 93711.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harold E. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 11 Dec 1951, last residence not listed.

 

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HAROLD G. ALFORD

 

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Photo from Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary & Cemetery

 

DAVIS ENTERPRISE

Davis, Yolo Co., CA—Friday, 31 December 2010

 

            Harold G. Alford, born Aug. 19, 1928, passed away on Dec. 26, 2010.

            He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Ruth; children, Joel (Sheryl), Dan (Janet) and Mark (Diana); four grandchildren, James, Sarah, Anna and Jackie; and siblings, Donald and Evelyn.

            A memorial service took place Thursday afternoon at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary, 6601 S. Colorado Blvd., in Littleton, Colo.

            To share a memory of Harold, visit http://www.olingerchapelhill.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Harold G. Alford (SS# issued in AL), last residence Aurora, Arapahoe Co., CO.

            His memorial at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary includes many photos.

 

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HAROLD PRESTON ALFORD, JR.

 

The Kwajalein Community Website

2012

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            Harold Preston Alford Jr. passed away this morning, April 6 [2012] at 7:45 a.m., at the VA Medical Center in San Diego. Harold worked for the hospital / medical area of Kwajalein from 1982 through 1984. Harold was much heavier than in the picture displayed. Harold lost a lot of weight after leaving Kwajalein and never gained it back so some people may not recognize him.

 

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Photo from Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Chris & Candy L.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            His Find A Grave memorial, posted 13 Feb 2012, lists his death date as 8 Jan 2012.

            Kwajalein is in the Marshall Islands and served as a Japanese prison camp during World War II. It features prominently in Laura Hillenbrand’s book, Unbroken, the story of Louis Zamperini’s WWII experience.

            From Texas Birth Index, 1903–1997: Harold Preston Alford was born 5 May 1947 in Harris Co., the son of Harold Preston Alford and Dorothy Lynn Hayes.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Harold Preston 1947 TX1, Harold Preston 1923 LA2, William Riley 1893 LA3, Needham Judge 1863 LA4, William Theodore 1832 LA5, Needham Judge 1789 NC6, Jacob 1761 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA0.

 

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HARRY HARDING HALFORD

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—Saturday, 20 October 2007

 

 

Nov 1, 1920–Sept 21, 2007

 

            The adventures of Harry Halford began a new chapter on September 21, 2007. From covered wagons, to jumped trains to touring buses, his life was a great trip, guided by his big dreams and generous heart.

            His wife Doris, sister Pauline, children Jerry, Joe, Irma, Sue, Sherry, Ricky, Sheila, Hal, and Kenny, grandchildren and great-grandchildren greatly miss his loving presence but are comforted to know that he is at peace in the warm embrace of his parents and family and that he goes before us only to create more great stories to share when we meet again.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Harry Harding Halford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA.

            In 1930, Cauthron, Logan Co., AR, Harry Halford, age 9 b. AR, is living with his parents, Edd J. Halford, 52 AR, and Mollie 45 IL, and 3 siblings: Orbry 14 OK, Herman 12 OK, and Pauline 7 AR.

            In 1920, Haileyville, Pittsburg Co., OK: James E. Halford, 41 AR (parents b. TN and TX), and his wife Mollie, 35 MO, and 5 children.

            On James Edward Halford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 40, a laborer living in Haileyville, Pittsburg Co., OK. He was born 6 Aug 1878 and names Molly Halford of Tolar, Hood Co., TX, as his nearest relative.

            CA Deaths lists James E. Halford born 6 Aug 1876 in AR and died 17 Oct 1861 in San Joaquin Co., mother’s maiden name Cox.

            His HALFORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Harry Harding 1920 AR1, James Edward 1878 AR2, Archibald Jackson Millard Fillmore 1858 TN3, Alfred Marion 1831 TN4, Bradley 1792 NC5, John 1765 NC6.

 

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HARRY NEWTON ALFORD

Father of Dorothy Lavina Alford Smith, AAFA #0918, Elmyra Elizabeth Alford McWhinney, AAFA #0930; and Kenneth Lee Alford, AAFA #0934

 

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL

Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., CA—Monday, 15 June 1953

 

            Harry Alford, 68, died Thursday [June 11] at his home in Chemeketa Park in the Santa Cruz mountains after a two weeks’ illness.

            He had lived in the mountains for 24 years. He was a charter member of the carpenters’ local.

 

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Photo from Los Gatos Memorial Park, San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bobbi Janes

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, John Wesley Alford; son Warren Newton Alford; and siblings Edna L. Alford Oest, Fred Alford, and and Pearl E. Alford Devincenzi in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his son Kenneth Lee Alford in Hawaii Obituaries; of his son Eugene William Alford in Arizona Obituaries; and of his sister Ethel Harriet Alford Perrin in Utah Obituaries.

            From CA Deaths: Harry Newton Alford was born 15 Feb 1885 in CA and died 11 June 1953 in Santa Clara Co., mother’s maiden name Kitchen.

 

1920 CENSUS

Watsonville (District 250), Santa Cruz Co., CA

Dwelling #61

 

Fred H. Alford            head               34         CA      railroad switchman

Sarah                           wife                34         NE

Warren                        son                  13         CA

Eugene                        son                  11         CA

Leroy                           son                    8         CA

Dorothy                       dau           2-5/12         CA

 

It is not clear why the head of this family is listed as Fred H. Alford when his name was Harry Newton Alford. His brother Fred is listed separately in 1920, living with their mother and stepfather:

 

San Francisco Assembly District 24 (District 316), San Francisco Co., CA

Dwelling #181

 

William Ballinger        head               53         Can Eng Eng      street sign writer

                                                                                                   emigrated 1866

Marie E.                      wife                57         CA AR VA

Alice                            daughter         11         CA Can CA

Fred Alford                 stepson           31         CA IL CA          fireman, single

 

            In 1910, Harry and his wife, listed as Alvina, are living apart:

 

1910 CENSUS

Redwood, Santa Clara Co., CA

Dwelling #157

 

W.C. Purviance           head               65         OH KY OH    first marriage 31 years

Almira                         wife                49         NE IN IN        4 children, 4 living

Dorsey                         son                  18         NE OH NE

Alvina [sic] Alford     daughter         24         NE OH NE     first marriage 4 years

                                                                                                2 children, 2 living

Warren                        grandson          3         CA CA NE

Eugene                        grandson          1         CA CA NE

 

San Francisco Assembly District 33 (District 68), San Francisco Co., CA

Dwelling #40

 

Wm. V. Ballinger        head               44         Can, Eng, Eng       first marriage 6 years

                                                                                                      RR sign painter

                                                                                                      emigrated 1866

Marie E.                      wife                47         CA AR VA           second marriage 6 years

                                                                                                      9 children, 6 living

Fred Alford                 stepson           22         CA IL CA             RR brakeman

Harry N. Alford        stepson           25         CA IL CA             first marriage 4 years

                                                                                                      RR painter

Alice M. Ballinger       adopted            2         CA CA CA

                                    daughter

 

            From AAFA records: Harry’s wife was Sarah Lavina Purviance (6 Sept 1885, NE in Peru, Nemaha Co., NE, and died 17 Apr 1965, Santa Clara Co., CA), daughter of Warren Chambers Purviance and Elmyra Teressa Wyne.

            On Harry Newton Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card, he is age 33, a chief engineer for Geo. W. Pennington & Sons, living in San Francisco. He provides his birth date, 15 Feb 1885, and names his wife Sarah Lavina Alford.

            On Harry Newton Alford’s 1942 WWII Draft Registration Card, he confirms his birth date and says he was born in Watsonville, CA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #11.

            His lineage: Harry Newton 1885 CA1, John Wesley 1853 IL2, Matthew Nelson 1819 AL3, Charles 1790 NC4.

 

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HARVEY CARROLL ALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—26 January 1926

 

            In this city, Harvey C. Alford, aged 53 years, beloved husband of Gertrude T. Alford and father of Milton Carroll Alford, son of C.B. Alford of this city, and brother of Milton C. Alford of Huron, S.D.

            Funeral today at 2 p.m. from the chapel of E. Clair Overholtzer Co. 1236 South Grand.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his son, Milton Carroll Alford; his father, Clark Baker Alford; and his brother Milton Clark Alford in this compilation.

            Harvey Carroll Alford was the son Clark Baker Alford and Lucinda Carroll. He died 23 January 1926. For more information about this family, see Clark Baker Alford, M.D. [from George W. Kingsbury, History of Dakota Territory, Vol. IV (Chicago: S.J. Clarke Publishing Co., 1915), p. 176].

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Harvey Carroll 1868 IL1, Clark Baker 1839 NY2, Ruel 1801 VT3, Ashley Owen 1770 VT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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HAZEL EVANGELINE RUSSELL ALFORD

Mother of Leroy Darwin Alford, AAFA #0711

 

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Photo from Russell Family Tree (Ancestry), posted by Kent Earl Russell, Hazel’s nephew – used with permission

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Wednesday, 8 December 1976

 

            Alford—Hazel E. Wife of Henry S. Alford. Mother of Leroy and Steven Alford, Cheryl Tomlinson, Connie Boehm and Nancy Mills. Sister of Kenneth and Kieth Russell. Daughter of Vera Russell. 5 grandchildren.

            Services Thurs. 11 a.m. Chapel of the Roses, Glen Abbey Memorial Park. Heath Funeral Home directing.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hazel Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 2 May 1926 and died _____ Dec 1976, last residence Chula Vista, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Henry Samuel Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            CA Deaths lists Hazel E. Alford, born 2 May 1926 in NE and died 4 Dec 1976 in San Diego Co.

            Ancestry family trees list her parents as Ashley Edmund Russell and Vera Evangeline Smith.

 

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NNNN HAZEL LOUISE TAYLOR ALFORD

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—Wednesday, 24 December 1975

 

 

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Photo from Sacramento Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, MockingbirdTales

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hazel Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 2 Oct 1911 and died _____ Dec 1975, last residence Rio Linda, Sacramento Co., CA.

            From CA Deaths: Hazel L. Alford was born 2 Oct 1911 in AR and died 21 Dec 1975 in Sacramento Co., CA.

            From Arkansas, County Marriages Index (Ancestry): Oscar Alford, age 37, married Hazel Louise Taylor, age 20, on 31 July 1930 in Crawford Co., AR. Both were residents of Mena, Polk Co., AR.

            From her Find A Grave memorial: Hazel was the daughter of James McLeod Taylor and Martha Josie McBride.

 

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HAZEL LELA STRICKLER HALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—Thursday, 1 August 1991

 

            Halford, Hazel L., 92, of Burbank, homemaker. Private services. Valley Funeral Home, Burbank.

 

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Photo from Hillcrest Cemetery, Harrington, Lincoln Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Valerie Timm Adams

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hazel L. Halford (SS# issued in CA) was born 17 Aug 1898 and died 26 July 1991, last residence not listed.

            From her Find A Grave memorial:

 

            Her father was David Benton Strickler and her mother, Adelaide “Addie” C. (Amon) Strickler.

            Her father died in 1898 and her mother, Addie raised her 3 children in Harrington, Lincoln County, WA. She moved with her children to Spokane in 1911.

            Hazel married William Edward Halford 25 December 1918 Spokane, Spokane County, WA. He listed his residence as Portland, Oregon and she was living in Spokane, WA. His occupation was automobile service and she was a telephone operator. They later lived in California.

 

            Her husband’s HALFORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: William Edward 1893 MT1, William Abraham 1857 ??2, James 1822 Ireland3, John 1793 Ireland4.

 

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NNNN HELEN FRANCES “NELLIE” REARDON ALFORD

 

OAKLAND TRIBUNE

Oakland, Alameda Co., CA—Thursday, 8 October 1931

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Edmond R. Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and son Leo Michael Alford in this compilation.

            From CA Deaths: Nellie F. Alford died 7 Oct 1931 in Alameda Co., CA.

 

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HELEN I. CORDRAY HALFORD

 

STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER

Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL—Thursday, 27 March 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

ANAHEIM HILLS [Orange Co.], Calif.—Helen I. Halford, 79, of Anaheim Hills, Calif., formerly of Edinburg, died Sunday, March 23, 2003, in California.

            She was born Jan. 22, 1924, in Edinburg, the daughter of Harley and Ada Cordray. She married Woodrow Halford in 1945 in Springfield; he died in 1992.

            Mrs. Halford was a beautician.

            Survivors: two sons, Wade (wife, Fran) Halford of Kansas City, Mo., and Larry (wife, Lily) Frey of Anaheim Hills, Calif.; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and a sister, Alma Kinnetto.

            Services: 11 a.m. Saturday, Roarick-Davis Memorial Home in Edinburg…. Burial: Edinburg Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Helen I. Halford (SS# issued in IL), last residence Anaheim, Orange Co., CA.

            We included the obituary of her husband, Woodrow L. Halford, in Missouri Obituaries. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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HELEN JOSEPHINE VALADE FLETCHER ALFORD

 

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY SUN

San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA—Saturday, 3 May 1947

 

HELEN ALFORD, HUB RESIDENT OF 63 YEARS, SUCCUMBS

 

            Helen Alford, longtime resident of Colton, died at the Monte Vista home Thursday night.

            A native of Los Angeles. California, she had made her home in Colton for 63 years. She had been ill for some time. She was 84 years old.

            Survivors include one son, J.R. Fletcher, of San Bernardino, former Colton resident, and four grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in the chapel of I.M. Knopsnyder & Son mortuary, with the Rev. Thomas Heald of the First Presbyterian church conducting the rites. Burial will be in Hermosa cemetery.

 

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Photo from Hermosa Memorial Gardens, Colton, San Bernardino Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cindy South

 

AAFA NOTES: Her middle name is from her Find A Grave memorial, which lists her husband as Lee Roy Alford, son of Jacob Pleasant Alford.

            From CA Deaths: Helen Alford was born 16 July 1862 in LA and died 1 May 1947. Her mother’s maiden name is Pilate and her father’s surname is Valade.

            In 1900, Colton, San Bernardino Co., CA, Helen J. Fletcher is the head of household, age 37 born July 1862 in LA, divorced, 4 children, 2 living. Living with her are her sons Raymond J. 17 born OH, Lloyd B. 10 born CA, and her mother Eugenia Valade 63 born AL.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of James Alford & Lucy Bailey.

            Her husband’s lineage: Lee Roy 1864 KY1, Jacob Pleasant 1824 KY2, John 1782 VA3, Jacob 1757 VA4, James 1715 VA5.

 

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HELEN MARGARET PINNEO ALFORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Thursday, 18 December 2008

 

            Helen Margaret Alford, 97, of Visalia died Saturday [December 13]. Services: 10 a.m. today, First Presbyterian Church in Woodlake. In lieu of flowers: Memorial Fund of the Presbyterian Church of Woodlake, P.O. Box 627, Woodlake, CA 93286. Arrangements: Miller Memorial Chapel in Visalia.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Helen Margaret Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 13 Nov 1911, last residence Tulare, Tulare Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Otis Oscar Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            CA Births lists Helen M. Pinneo born 13 Nov 1911 in Tulare Co., CA Births also lists the birth of Helen Esther Alford, born 22 Jan 1935 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Pinneo.

 

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HELEN MARIE NELSON HILDEBRAND ALFORD

 

NANTY GLO JOURNAL

Cambria Co., PA—13 May 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Helen Marie Alford, Burbank, Calif., a Beaverdale [Cambria Co., PA] native, died Wednesday, April 1, 1998, in La Habra [Orange Co.], Calif. She was 80.

            Born July 8, 1917, in Beaverdale, she was the daughter of the late Jack and Anna Nelson.

            She was preceded in death by brothers, Jack W. and Rodney. She was married to Ray Hildebrand, Seesetown, Adams Township and later to Gene Alford, Los Angeles, Calif.

            Survivors include a daughter, Beverly Hildebrand Swanson, La Mirada, Calif.; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was the sister of Ruth Kehn, Wickliffe, Ohio; Dolores McClarren, Baltimore, Md.; and Thomas [Nelson], North Ridgeville, Ohio.

            Interment was in Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Helen Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 8 July 1916 [different than obituary], last residence La Mirada, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Harold E. “Gene” Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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HELEN MILKA HALFORD

 

THE GAZETTE

Cedar Rapids, Linn Co., IA—Thursday, 17 August 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Helen Milka Halford, 81, formerly of Lisbon [Linn Co., IA], died of a heart ailment Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2000, in Valley View Care Center, Riverbank [Stanislaus Co.], Calif. There will be no services. The body was cremated. Burial of cremains: San[ta] Rosa, Calif.

            There are no immediate survivors.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Helen B. Halford (SS# issued in IA) was born 6 June 1920, last residence Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., CA.

 

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HELEN VIRGINIA ALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—Saturday, 1 August 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997

 

            Alford, Helen V., 67, of Canoga Park, sales clerk for J.C. Penney. Pierce Brothers-Praiswater Mortuary, Canoga Park.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Helen Alford (SS# issued in MI) was born 10 March 1925 and died _____ July 1992, last residence Canoga Park, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            CA Deaths lists Helen Virginia Alford, born 10 March 1925 in MI and died 30 July 1992 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Harvey.

 

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NNNN HELENA ANTOINETTE NOETH ALFORD GIBSON

 

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL

Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., CA—Tuesday, 27 March 1984

 

 

Photo from Oakwood Memorial Park, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Becky Crout

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Helena Gibson (SS# issued in CA) was born 5 Sept 1904 and died _____ March 1984, last residence Dublin, Alameda Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of her children Leanore Lucille Alford Silva Wheatley, Patricia Ann Alford Malec, and Ruth Rae Alford Brutsman Galvin; and father-in-law Thomas Newton Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Clifford Thomas “Bud” Alford Jr. in New Mexico Obituaries.

            From Missouri, Birth Registers (Ancestry): Helena Antonette Noeth was born in St. Louis, MO, on 4 Sept 1904 [different than SSDI], daughter of Michael Noeth, born Germany, and Josephine, born MO.

            From CA Marriages: Clifford Alford married Helena Noeth on 24 March 1919 in Alameda Co., CA.

            From CA Marriages: Helena A. Noeth, age 62, married Kenneth Gibson, age 57, on 23 June 1967 in Santa Barbara Co., CA.

            Her second husband’s obituary:

 

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL

Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., CA—Monday, 14 August 1972

 

 

            From CA Deaths: Helena A. Gibson was born 5 Sept 1904 in “Other Country” and died 22 March 1984 in Contra Costa Co., CA. Her mother’s maiden name was Stippe and her father’s surname was Noeth.

            State aid article:

 

SANTA CRUZ NEWS

Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., CA—Thursday, 7 June 1928

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #11.

            Her husband’s lineage: Clifford Thomas 1897 CA1, Thomas Newton 1860 IL2, Matthew Nelson 1819 AL3, Charles 1790 NC4.

 

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HENRIETTA AMANDA SMITH KINGLSEY ALFORD

 

SANTA CRUZ SENTINEL

Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., CA—Tuesday, 24 October 1933

 

WOMAN INJURED IN BIG BASIN DIES AT HOME

 

            Mrs. Henrietta A. Alford, 87, died yesterday in the home of her daughter, Mrs. Helen K. Badger at Los Gatos, as the result of a fall in Big Basin Redwood Park, August 4, when she broke a hip.

            Formerly a resident of Bakersfield, she had been a resident in her daughter’s home, corner of Bainter avenue and Los Gatos Saratoga road, since the accident.

            She also leaves another daughter, Mrs. Lelia K. Wren, of Los Angeles.

            Christian Science services will be conducted privately in the E.H. Melvin funeral parlors this morning, followed by cremation.

 

In another article:

 

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Bakersfield, Kern Co., CA—Wednesday, 25 October 1933

 

MOTHER OF FORMER KERN WOMAN PASSES

 

            Word has been received here of the death of Mrs. Henrietta A. Alford, of Los Angeles, the mother of Mrs. Charles C. Badger, former resident of Bakersfield. Mrs. Badger is now living in Los Gatos, and her mother was visiting there when she passed away, October 22.

            Mrs. Alford, as well as her daughter, possessed many friends here, having visited Mrs. Badger at frequent intervals.

            She is survived by another daughter, Mrs. Lela K. Wern, of Los Angeles.

            Mrs. Alford’s death followed an illness resulting from a fall and broken hip while spending the summer at Big Basin.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her third husband, Chauncey Higley Alford, in this compilation.

            From CA Deaths: Henrietta A. Alford, age 87, died 22 Oct 1933 in Santa Clara Co., CA.

            From Ancestry family trees: Henrietta Amanda Smith was the daughter of Joseph Oswald Smith and Marion Helen Vail. He first husband was Arthur Knowles St. Clair (1838–1868). Her second husband was Julius H. Kingsley (1844–1879), who was the father of her daughters Cordelia and Helen.

 

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NNNN HENRIETTA ELIZABETH “NETTIE” WRIGHT KELSEY LESTER ALFORD HARRIS

 

DAILY TULARE REGISTER

Tulare, Tulare Co., CA—Thursday, 14 December 1893

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her third husband, Landy Alford, in this compilation.

            She is buried in Tulare Cemetery, Tulare, Tulare Co., CA, but in April 2019 a Find A Grave contributor reported that she has no gravestone.

 

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HENRY BENJAMIN ALVORD

 

DAILY MERCURY

San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA—4 February 1901

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

HENRY B. ALVORD PASSES FROM EARTH

ONE OF SAN JOSE’S MOST PROMINENT AND BEST ESTEEMED CITIZENS, WHOSE DEATH WILL BE DEPLORED BY ALL THE BEST CLASSES OF THE COMMUNITY

 

            Henry B. Alvord, one of the most prominent citizens of San Jose, passed away at his rooms in the Hotel Vendome at 8 o’clock last evening [February 3] after an illness of several months. He was attended during his illness by his physician, Dr. J.J. Miller of 235 North Third street, and during his last hours his brother, Hon. William Alvord of San Francisco, and other near relatives were by his bedside….

 

SUCCESSFUL IN BUSINESS

 

            Henry B. Alvord was a native of Albany, New York, where he was born in 1837. He came to California for his health in 1861, locating in this city, where he resided up to the time of his death. For many years he was an active and successful merchant, and during his business career and ever since he was known for his thorough integrity and fair dealing. For some years after 1880 he was Vice-President and acting manger of the Commercial and Savings Bank, of which he was a large stockholder. In 1889 he resigned from the bank and traveled extensively in the Orient and in Europe, concluding his travels with a trip around the world. After spending two years in foreign travel he returned to this city in 1891, after which time he was in not active business.

 

HIS CHARITABLE WORK

 

            He took a keen interest in all public and charitable institutions and movements. He was most generous, giving largely to religious bodies, the Red Cross and every good work, and from the fields of moral, charitable, patriotic and civic endeavor he will be sadly missed. For some terms he was a member of the Park Commission, and he gave much of his time to the development of Alum Rock Park. He was a member of the Cosmos Club of San Francisco and of the St. Claire Club of San Jose.

            Mr. Alvord never held public office, but he had been repeatedly urged to accept the Mayoralty, a position which could have been his at any time, so universal was the public confidence in his ability and integrity of character. In society he was always a favorite.

            Mr. Alvord had a large acquaintance in the valley and on the Coast, and his death will be mourned by a multitude of friends and acquaintances. He was the soul of honor and the pink of courteous and good breeding. His only surviving relative is his brother, Hon. William Alvord, President of the Bank of California.

 

In another article:

 

DAILY MERCURY

San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA—Wednesday, 6 February 1901

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

FUNERAL OF H.B. ALVORD

SERVICES BY DR. MACLAREN AT SECOND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH

 

            The funeral services over the remains of Henry B. Alvord will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Second Presbyterian Church. Mr. Alvord was one of the staunchest supporters and most punctual attendants at this church, and Dr. Maclaren, the pastor, was one of his intimate friends. Their first meeting occurred quite accidentally in Europe some twelve years ago, when both were on a sight seeing tour of the old world, and neither saw the other until Dr. Maclaren received the call to San Jose some nine years ago. Since that time they have been intimate friends. Dr. Maclaren is now called upon to conduct the funeral services over the remains of this esteemed gentleman and friend whom he met so many years ago in a foreign land….

 

            In San Jose, February 3, 1901, Henry B. Alvord, a native of Albany, New York, aged 64 years. The funeral will be held today, February 6, at 2 p.m. from the Second Presbyterian Church, South Second street. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery.

 

 

Photos from Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Ferguson.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his brother, William Alvord, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his father, William Alvord, in New York Obituaries.

            The 1908 Samuel Morgan Alvord book, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord, includes only a one line entry for Henry Alvord, on page 224 (he is #1176 in the book). His brother William was Mayor of San Francisco. Apparently S.M. Alvord was never aware of the obituary as his entry in the book reads “died about 1901 in San Jose.” In 1900 he was enumerated living in the hotel in which he died. In 1880 his address was College of Notre Dame, San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA and he was enumerated with Abraham & Edith Baker who were born in New Jersey. Also in the household was Ah Long born China. One has to wonder if there was any connection with Henry’s brother, Selleck Whitney Alvord who went to Canton, China from California in 1853.

            In 1870 there were only five Alvord households enumerated in CA and Henry was not found among them. One of the seven was his brother: William Alvord who was enumerated as President of Pacific Rolling Mill Company who later was president of the Bank of California and the Mayor as mentioned above.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His ALVORD lineage: Henry Benjamin 1837 NY1, William 1801 NY2, William 1776 MA3, Elisha 1731 MA4, Joseph 1697 MA5, Ebenezer 1665 MA6, Alexander 1627 England7, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England8.

 

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HENRY SAMUEL ALFORD

Father of Leroy Darwin Alford, AAFA #0711

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Monday, 25 July 2005

 

Nov. 25, 1924–July 19, 2005

 

            Henry S. Alford, 80, of Chula Vista [San Diego Co.] died Tuesday. He was born in Superior, Neb., and was retired from the Army. He was a veteran of World War II.

            Survivors include his companion, Yaeko McCray; daughters, Connie Boehm of Santee, Cheryl Tomlinson of Tucson and Nancy Mills of Sierra Vista, Ariz.; sons, LeRoy Alford of Lyons, Neb., and Steven Alford of Chula Vista; nine grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

            Services: noon today, Glen Abbey Mortuary, Little Chapel of Roses, 3838 Bonita Road, Bonita.

            Interment: Glen Abbey Memorial Park.

 

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Photo from Glen Abbey Memorial Park, Bonita, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jane Gilman

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Henry S. Alford (SS# issued in NE), last residence Chula Vista, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Hazel Evangeline Russell Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his mother, Ardella Shaffer Alford; and brother Albert Darwin Alford in Nebraska Obituaries.

            In 1930, Superior, Nuckolls Co., NE, Henry S. Alford, age 5 b. NE, is the only child of Willder M. Alford, 57 IA (parents b. NY), and Ardilla, 47 KS. Also in the household is Wilder’s brother Albert E. Alford, 56 IA.

            In 1920, Superior, Nuckolls Co., NE: Wilder M. Alford, age 47 b. IA; wife Ardilla A. 37 KS, and son Albert 12 NE.

            Henry Samuel Alford was born 25 Nov 1924 in Superior, Nuckolls Co., NE, the son of Wilder Montgomery Alford and Ardilla Shaffer. He married Hazel Evangeline Russell on 1 Jan 1946 in Republic, Republic Co., KS. His parents were Wilder Montgomery Alford, born 16 Oct 1872 in Cambridge, Story Co., IA, and Ardilla Shaffer, b. 18 Aug 1882 in Jewel, KS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Henry Samuel 1924 NE1, Wilder Montgomery 1872 IA2, Darwin Elbridge 1849 NY3, Albert 1818 NY4, Abner 1767 MA5, Elijah 1732 CT6, Josiah 1696 CT7, Josiah 1649 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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HERBERT E. ALVORD

 

Whatcom Genealogical Society

Obituaries of Whatcom County, WA

Whatcom Co., WA—_____ November 1993

 

            Alvord, Herbert of Carmichael, Calif., died Friday, Nov. 12, 1993.

            He was 86. Born Feb. 8, 1907, in Bellingham, he grew up here, attended high school in Wisconsin and returned to Bellingham after graduation. He married Jessie Fazon of Bellingham on May 4, 1933. He lived in Bellingham for 35 years before moving to California. Mr. Alvord moved to Carmichael and was a self-employed tile contractor for 25 years. He was 58 when he retired in the mid-1960’s. He and his wife visited Whatcom County often after his retirement. Mr. Alvord joined the Bellingham Bay Masonic Lodge in 1928 and remained a lifelong member.

            Survivors include his wife of the family home in Carmichael; sons Richard Alvord of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Robert Alvord of Citrus Heights, Calif.; three grandchildren; nephews Reg Alvord of Bellingham and Ron Alvord of Lynden.

            Burial will be in Bayview Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Bayview Cemetery, Bellingham, Whatcom Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor Kyle

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Herbert E. Alvord (SS# issued in WA), last residence Carmichael, Sacramento Co., CA.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, Frank Dudley Alvord and Gertrude Regina Erickson Alvord; his brother, Irving C. Alvord; and his stepmother Eva Kenoyer Bentley Alvord in Washington Obituaries.

            From Samuel Morgan Alvord, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord (Webster, NY: A.D. Andrews, Printer, 1908), p. 667:

 

2664. Frank Dudley Alvord (Ellery, Thomas Rixon, William, Asahel, Asahel, Thomas, Thomas, Alexander), born Freedom, Outagamie Co., Wis., Dec. 5, 1873; married Whatcom, Wash., Nov. 1, 1899, Gertrude Regina Erickson, daughter of John Frederick and Maria Brigitta (Johnson) Erickson. She was born Lofo, Drottningholm, Sweden, Mar. 17, 1872. Res. Bellingham, Wash., 1904. Frank D. Alvord is on the police force at Bellingham, Wash. Children:

 

3045. Gordon Lewis, b. Whatcom, Wash., Nov. 6, 1900.

3046. Irving Cecil, b. Whatcom, Wash., May 29, 1903.

 

1910 Census: Bellingham Ward 3, Whatcom Co., WA

Dwelling #153

 

Frank D. Alvord   head        36      WI NY NJ              1st marriage, 12 years

                                                                                       teamster hauling wood

Gertie R.               wife        37      Sweden                   3 children, 3 living

Gordon L.             son            9      WA WI Swe

Irving C.                son            6      WA WI Swe

Herbert E.            son            3      WA WI Swe

Mary E.                 sister       21      WI NY NJ              nurse

 

1930 Census: Bellingham (District 8), Whatcom Co., WA

Dwelling #64

 

Herbert E. Alvord       nephew            23        WA WI Swe   lumbermill truck driver

            Herbert is living in the household of Signa McDonald, age 52 b. Sweden, widow—no doubt his mother’s sister.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His ALVORD lineage: Herbert E. 1907 WA1, Frank Dudley 1873 WI2, Ellery 1849 NY3, Thomas Rixon 1816 NY4, William 1776 CT5, Asahel 1746 CT6, Asahel 1720 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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HERMAN B. ALFORD

 

SABINE INDEX

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—Wednesday, 28 August 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Graveside services for Herman Alford of Palmdale, California, were held at 10 a.m., Monday, August 12, 1996, at Fender Cemetery in Many. Officiating at his services were his sons, Doctor James Madison Alford, and Doctor Jerome Brian Alford.

            Mr. Alford, a resident of Palmdale since 1962, died at his home Thursday, August 8. He was born in Fisher on August 25, 1918.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Lovenia Alford.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife Bettie Alford; and two sons, James Madison and wife Gloria of Kentucky, and Jerome Brian and wife Alma of New Mexico; five grandchildren, Jamison, Jessica, Robert, Annette, and Brian; one brother, Victor Ray Alford of New Mexico.

            Mr. Alford was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Palmdale. He was voted Father of the Year in 1990. Mr. Alford enlisted in the Army in 1940, and served his country from 1940-1945. He rose to the rank of Second Lieutenant. Mr. Alford graduated from the University of California in 1954, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering. Mr. Alford retired from California Portland Cement Company, after 26 years as plant manager.

 

Photo from Fenders Cemetery, Many, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Jerry & Donna Bohnett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Herman B. Alford (SS# issued in LA), last residence Palmdale, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his mother, Louvina McComic Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his wife, Bettie Ann Wilkerson Alford, in Ohio Obituaries; and of his father, William Lloyd Alford, in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Herman B. 1918 LA1, William Lloyd 1892 LA2, Jesse Powell 1870 TX3, Jesse Powell 1828 LA4, Needham Judge 1789 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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NNNN HOMER WALKER ALFORD

 

VISALIA TIMES-DELTA

Visalia, Tulare Co., CA—Monday, 7 April 1947

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his son Donald Millard Alford; and parents, Millard Fillmore Alford and Lily B. Chittenden Alford Foster, in this compilation.

            On Homer Walker Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 26, born 31 Oct 1890 in Tulare, CA. He is a farmer living in Visalia, Tulare Co., with a wife and children.

            CA Deaths lists Homer Alford, born 31 Oct 1890 in CA, died 4 April 1947 in Fresno Co., mother’s maiden name Chitenton.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Homer Walker 1890 CA1, Millard Fillmore 1857 CA2, Russell 1826 VA3, William 1800 VA4.

 

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HOWARD ANSON ALFORD

Father of Kathleen Mary Alford, AAFA #0644, Howard Anson Alford, Jr., AAFA #0971, Michael Foy Alford, AAFA #0972, Owen John Alford, AAFA #0973

Twin brother of Anthony Howell Alford, AAFA #0970

 

Source unknown, but probably:

VALLEY TIMES

Pleasanton, Alameda Co., CA—_____ January 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

LIVERMORE—Howard A. Alford, an award-winning photographer, died at Valley Memorial Hospital on Friday, Jan. 21. He was 68.

            For 30 years, Mr. Alford was a photographer at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory until his recent retirement.

            He was well known in professional photography societies, was a member of the Society of Industrial Photographers and received several awards for outstanding work.

            In the 1970s, he was a technical consultant on the movie “Star Wars,” working with George Lucas’s Industrial Light Magic.

            Mr. Alford was born in Tulsa, Okla.., and lived in Livermore for 34 years.

            He is survived by his wife, Mary Alford of Livermore; his daughter, Kathleen Alford of Tracy; sons, Howard Alford Jr. of Livermore, Owen Alford of Tracy, Thomas Alford of Livermore and Michael Alford of Los Angeles; his twin brother, Howell Alford of Salem, Ore.; his sisters, Frances Chandler of Buffalo, Mo., and Helen West of Fox Lake, Wis.; and four grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by his brother, Thomas Alford.

            Vigil services will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at the Livermore Mortuary, 3070 East Ave., Livermore. A funeral liturgy will be said at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 458 Maple St., Livermore. Interment will follow at St. Michael’s Cemetery.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Catholic Charities, 433 Jefferson St., Oakland 94607, or to Hanna Boys Center, P.O. Box l00, Sonoma 95476-9998.

 

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Photo from Saint Michael’s Cemetery, Livermore, Alameda Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Photo copyright 2007 by Deborah Ratto Dash – permission granted

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Howard A. Alford (SS# issued in MN) was born 15 Dec 1925, last residence Livermore, Alameda Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Mary Gabriel Foy Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his son Michael Foy Alford in Tennessee Obituaries; and twin brother, Anthony Howell Alford, in Oregon Obituaries.

            Howard was the son of Thomas Lauhon Alford and Gertrude Mary Walter.

            CA Deaths lists Howard Anson Alford, born 15 Dec 1925 in OK, died 21 Jan 1994 in Alameda Co., mother’s maiden name Walters.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Howard Anson 1925 OK1, Thomas Lauhon 1891 TX2, James Noel Welch 1864 TX3, Jacob Lauhon 1834 LA4, Needham Judge 1789 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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HOWARD BRUCE ALVORD

 

His 1942 yearbook photo from UC Berkeley yearbook, The Blue and the Gold, listed with fraternity Sigma Nu, Class of 1944 (Ancestry)

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—Sunday, 1 September 2013

 

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Howard Bruce “HB” Alvord

July 18, 1922 - August 22, 2013

 

            Following a lengthy illness, H.B. Alvord died with his wife Jean at his side at his home in Pebble Beach, CA. A 4th generation Californian who was born in Oakland and moved to San Francisco at an early age, he was a Class of 1940 graduate of Lowell High School and San Francisco City Champion Shot Put 1940. Later that year he entered University of California Berkeley, where he was a member of Sigma Nu fraternity, co-publisher of ‘The Bear Blotter’ and graduated with a degree in Business Administration in 1947.

            Like many of his generation, HB’s college years were interrupted by World War II. He served 3 years in the US Army 78th Infantry Division, was seriously wounded in the Battle of the Bulge on December 16, 1944, underwent surgery at the US Armed Forces Hospital in Bedford, England, and received a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star.

            Following graduation from Cal, HB joined the American Trust Company/Wells Fargo Bank, serving in San Francisco, Stockton, and Sacramento until being appointed Treasurer and Tax Collector of Sacramento County in 1967. In 1975 he was appointed to fill the same position in Los Angeles County until retiring to Carmel in 1984. For 13 years in semi-retirement he was a Mutual Fund Trustee for Citibank New York and for Brown Brothers Harriman, a private New York bank.

            Throughout his life HB actively participated in civic and philanthropic organizations in his communities. Early on in San Francisco he was a member of the Boy Scouts Honor Court, awarding the Eagle Scout Badge to now-Governor Jerry Brown. In Sacramento he served as president of the Host Lions Club and was a delegate to the international convention in Mexico City. Among many other civic and service organizations he was a director of the U.C. Berkeley Alumni Association. He was also a 62-year member of the Olympic Club of San Francisco and president of the State Association of County Treasurers and Tax Collectors. In Monterey County HB was a member of the World Affairs Council, The Group, Pebble Beach Sirs, Cal Alumni Club, the Monterey Peninsula Country Club, and the Del Monte Forest Foundation.

            Married to the former Jean Tracy of Sacramento, HB was father of four devoted daughters, Katie (Kraig Klungness), Adrienne (J. Stacey Sullivan III), Marjorie (Michael Berry), and Cici (Jackson Nickerson); and grandfather of four, Kacey and Lowell Berry and Will and Genevieve Nickerson.

            HB will be remembered for his unswerving loyalty to his friends, his selfless community service, and his devotion to family. There will be a private family burial in East Lawn Cemetery, 43rd St, Folsom Boulevard, Sacramento where the American flag will fly at his gravesite every Memorial Day….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list his death.

            See the obituary of his father, Raymond Martin Alvord, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Donald Roy Alvord in Idaho Obituaries.

            From CA Births: Howard B. Alvard was born 18 July 1922 in Alameda Co., mother’s maiden name Anderson.

            In 1930 Howard R. Alvord, age 7 born CA, is living in Oakland, Alameda Co., CA, with his parents Raymond,47 IL, and Genevieve A. 30 CA; and his brother Donald R. 11 CA.

            From California Marriage Index, 1949–1959: Howard B. Alvord, age 32, married Rosalie J. Tracy, age 26, in Sacramento Co. on 23 April 1955.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His ALVORD lineage: Howard Bruce 1922 CA1, Raymond Martin 1883 IL2, George Marshall 1857 IL3, Joel William 1827 NY4, Joel 1779 CT5, Bela 1741 CT6, Aaron 1713 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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HOWARD CORNELIUS “BUD” ALFORD, JR.

 

Photo from billpearjones’ Jones/Casne Family Tree (Ancestry)

 

DAILY INDEPENDENT

Ridgecrest, Kern Co., CA—Wednesday, 29 October 2003

 

            Longtime Ridgecrest resident Howard “Bud” C. Alford died on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2003 at his home of natural causes. He was 77.

            Visitation will be Wednesday, Oct. 29 from 4 to 7 pm at Holland & Lyons Chapel. Funeral services will be Thursday, Oct. 30 at 11 am at Immanuel Baptist Church.... Graveside rites will be performed by V.F.W. Frost Ship 4084 and military rites by the U.S. Navy Honor Guard, China Lake. Burial will be at Desert Memorial Park.

            Alford was born Jan. 19, 1926 in Glen Rock, Wy. He served in the U.S. Army Cavalry.

            His family says this about him: “The way he lived his life spoke for itself. He was truly dedicated to the good will of his country and family. His service earned him, among other things, the Bronze Star, WWII Victory Medal and a Purple Heart, which was clearly the commitment of his character throughout life. He was the owner and operator of Sunset Automotive, retiring in 1993. He operated his automotive machine shop the same way as his life—his way….”

            Alford was preceded in death by parents Howard Cornelious and Clarissa F. Myers Alford Manly, sons, John Marquis and Howard Alford, brother Harold “Sonny” Alford and Jerry Alford.

            He is survived by son Robert Marquis of Ridgecrest, daughter Keri Shields of Ridgecrest, son Jack Bennett of Willits, son Jerry Bennett of Redding, son David Alford of Ridgecrest, sister Criss Burd of Casper, Wy., sister and brother-in-law Leona and David Sweeney of Kingman, Ariz., 27 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Howard C. Alford (SS# issued in WY), but his birth date is listed as 23 Nov 1926 [different than obituary], last residence Ridgecrest, Kern Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his [adopted?] son David James Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his mother, Clarissa Fannie Myers Alford Manly; and brother Harold Marvin Alford in Wyoming Obituaries; and of his brother Gerald Allen Alford in Utah Obituaries.

            On the 1930 census in Parkerton, Converse Co., WY, Howard C. Alford, age 3-5/12 b. WY, is living with his parents, Howard C. Alford, 25 TX, and Clarassa F. Alford 23 KS, and his sister Clarassa B., 4-9/12 WY.

            CA Deaths lists Howard C. Alford, born 21 March 1904 in TX, died 20 Dec 1970 in Los Angeles Co.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Howard Cornelius 1926 WY1, Howard Cornelius 1904 TX2, James Walter 1878 TX3, Andrew Jackson 1850 GA4, Peyton 1788 NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC6.

 

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NNNN HOWARD SCOTT ALFORD

 

NEW CASTLE NEWS

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—Thursday, 8 December 1932

 

 

Photo from Santa Clara Mission Cemetery, Santa Clara, Santa Clara Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, FredP

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his wife, Margaret M. Brennan Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his parents, John Calvin Alford and Ellen Jane McCullough Alford, in Pennsylvania Obituaries.

            Marriage license:

 

THE CHRONICLE

San Francisco, CA—Sunday, 2 July 1899

 

 

            From CA Deaths: Howard S. Alford died 6 Dec 1932 in Santa Clara Co., CA.

            From California, Railroad Employment Records (Ancestry): Howard S. Alford was born 5 Jan 1874. His employment with the “Southern Pacific Railroad – Sacramento Shops,” began on Oct 22 [1903] and ended on 19 May 1904, when he quit. The back of the card says “Worked for Sac Gas & Electric RR Co three months.”

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s “Michael Alford Family” in About Alfords, July 1984.

            His lineage: Howard Scott 1874 PA1, John Calvin 1853 PA2, Arthur Eckles 1827 PA3, John A. 1790 on ship from Ireland4, Michael 1765 Ireland5.

 

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HUGH RANDOLPH ALVORD

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—Friday, 21 October 1955

 

            In this city October 20, 1955, Hugh Randolph Alvord, beloved husband of Mary Lou Alvord, loving father of Stephen and Doris, loving son of Frank and Doris Alvord; a native of California, aged 33 years.

            Friends are invited to attend the funeral from the Chapel of Miller & Skelton, 20th and J streets (parking provided), tomorrow (Saturday), at 11 A.M. Any remembrance may be sent to the Polio Fund.

 

AAFA NOTES: From CA Deaths: Hugh Randolph Alvord was born 10 Dec 1921 in CA and died 20 Oct 1955 in Sacramento. His mother’s maiden name was Beatty.

 

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IDA MAY ALFORD NIEGEL

 

THE REPORTER

Vacaville, Solano Co., CA—Friday, 25 May 2012

 

            Ida May Niegel passed away May 20 at Sacramento SubAcute Hospital after a yearlong struggle with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

            She was a loving mother and a faithful wife to her late husband, Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Hans Niegel.

            She is survived by her son, Kurt, daughter-in-law, Karen, and their son, Matthew; daughter, Robin, and son-in-law, Brian Bodish; and her sister-in-law, Inge Peeples.

            She was a retired AT&T employee of 21 years. She enjoyed playing golf with the ladies at Leisure Town Golf Course and also enjoyed looking into her family’s history tree. She is now in the hands of God and back together with her husband, Hans. We will miss her dearly.

            Interment will be private at Fairmont Memorial Park in Fairfield….

            Funeral arrangements are under the care of Bryan-Braker Funeral Home, Fairfield….

 

Photo from Fairmont Memorial Park, Fairfield, Solano Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Christie Trapp - Christietrapp@aol.com – emailed 7/14/2019

Permission granted by the photographer,

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ida M. Niegel (SS# issued in DE) was born 12 Sept 1934, last residence not listed.

            We included the obituaries of her father, Daniel Henry Alford; stepmother Lillian Taylor Alford; and sister Johanna Josephine Alford Beeson in Delaware Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Ida May 1934 DE1, Daniel Henry 1906 MD2, Charles 1879 MD3, Daniel 1844 MD4, Daniel 1799 MD5, Charles 1769 MD6.

 

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INA NELL HOUSTON ALFORD

Wife of Philip Edward Alford, AAFA #0871

Mother of Nell Jeannette Alford Lee Tejes, AAFA #0650

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—Wednesday, 1 March 2017

 

Mrs Ina Nell Alford

 

            Born October 7, 1933 in Talladega, AL, passed away February 23, 2017 in Roseville [Placer Co.], CA with her loving family by her side.

            Nell is survived by her daughter Jeanette Tejes and husband Greg; grandchildren Jessica Miller and husband Ruston, Amanda White and husband Jared, Joshua Tejes and wife Jenni, Hannah Mount and husband Ryan; Benjamin Tejes and wife Danielle; 14 great-grandchildren; sister Vanna Cameron and brother Pat Houston.

            An Air Force wife to her beloved Phil Alford, who preceded her in death after 58 years of marriage, Nell adored being a Mama, Grandmama, and GG. Nell lived passionately and served others generously within her church and community.

            Family and friends are invited to the memorial service on Friday, March 3, 2017, 11:00am at First United Methodist Church, 2100 J Street, Sacramento. Interment in a private ceremony at Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon.

 

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Photo from Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, Solano Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kimn S.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Philip Edward Alford, in this compilation.

 

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INEZ MARIE ALFORD WIGET

 

Source unknown, but probably:

MERCED SUN-STAR

Merced, Merced Co., CA—_____ May 1995

 

            Inez Wiget, a longtime Merced resident, died Friday at Merced Community Medical Center. She was 74.

            Mrs. Wiget was born Nov. 25, 1925 in Custer City, Okla. She was a housewife for 56 years and enjoyed sewing, reading, the outdoors, and fishing.

            She is survived by her sister, Mildred Pearson of Merced.

            Visitation is today from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Ivers and Alcorn Funeral Home in Merced. Pastor Steve Gossett, Merced Community Medical Center chaplain, will conduct a graveside service Friday at 1 p.m. at Merced District Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (9 May 1995) dates of Inez M. Wiget (SS# issued in CA), last residence Merced, Merced Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Lester Edward Alford and Lurana Freeman Alford; and siblings Mildred Pearson Alford Mitchell and William Edward Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            Her lineage: Inez Marie 1925 OK1, Lester Edward 1892 KS2, William Euclid 1848 CT3, Euclid W. 1813 CT4, William L. 1774 CT5, Joseph 1748 CT6, Jonathan 1720 CT7, Jeremiah 1692 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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IRVING VALENTINE “BERT” ALVORD

 

STANDARD-EXAMINER

Ogden, Weber Co., UT—Thursday, 5 September 1946

 

            In Redwood City, Calif., September 4, 1946. Bert Alvord, husband of Verne C. Alvord, father of Paul D. Alvord, brother of Mrs. Lois M. Silvera, A.R., and P.L. Alvord, a native of Pleasant View, Utah, age 59 years.

            Funeral Friday at 8 p.m. at Laying and Tinney funeral home, Redwood City, Calif. Interment, Alta Mesa Memorial park.

 

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Photo from Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto, Santa Clara Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mark Utley

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his son Paul Deupree Alvord in this compilation. We incuded the obituaries of his parents, Irvin Thaddeus Alvord and Sylvia Stone Alvord Scott; and brother Archie Allison Alvord in Utah Obituaries; and of his sister Sylvia Luella Alvord Baker in New York Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His ALVORD lineage: Irving Valentine 1887 UT1, Irvin Thaddeus 1860 UT2, Simeon Riley 1837 MO3, Thaddeus 1781 MA4, Joseph 1733 MA5, Joseph 1697 MA6, Ebenezer 1665 MA7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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ISABELLE BIGGS ALFORD

 

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Santa Ana, Orange Co., CA—Friday, 27 February 2004

 

            Isabelle Biggs Alford, 84, of Fullerton, died Feb. 16, 2004, of vascular disease. Arrangements by Accord Cremation & Burial Services, Brea.

            Sons, John Jr., Roger, Terry; five grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Isabelle B. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 22 July 1919, last residence Fullerton, Orange Co., CA.

 

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IVA C. RICHARDSON ALFORD

 

VISALIA TIMES-DELTA

Visalia, Tulare Co., CA—Tuesday, 24 June 2003

 

WOODLAKE [Tulare Co.]—Iva C. Alford, 89, of Woodlake died Saturday, June 21, 2003. She was a retired fruit packer.

            Graveside services will be 10 a.m. Thursday at Exeter District Cemetery. Arrangements are by Evans-Miller Exeter Chapel, Exeter.

 

Photo from Exeter District Cemetery, Exeter, Tulare Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Henry Webber

Photo posted in 2016

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Iva C. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 12 Oct 1913, last residence Visalia, Tulare Co., CA.

            From SSACI: Iva C. Alford was born 12 Oct 1913 in Asher, Pottawatomie Co., OK, daughter of Alonzo Richardson and Eva Long. She died 21 June 2003.

            From CA Marriages: Iva C. Richardson Hamer, age 56, married Kenith E. Alford, age 56, on 1 July 1970 in Tulare Co., CA.

 

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J.W. ALFORD

Brother of Virginia Alford Bray, AAFA #0437

Uncle of Nancy Cheryl Bray Elkin, AAFA #0618

 

PORTERVILLE RECORDER

Porterville, Tulare Co., CA—Tuesday, 12 December 2006

 

            J.W. Alford, a resident of Porterville, died in Lindsay on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2006. He was 83.

            A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Porterville….

            Mr. Alford was a native of Thorne, Miss. He served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a helicopter mechanic in aircraft manufacturing for 34 years.

            He is survived by one son, John Watt Alford of West Hills; one daughter, Catherine Tayler of Porterville; one sister, Geraldine Allen of Houston, Miss.; and four grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Marian Alford, in 2003.

            Memorial contributions may be sent to Alzheimers Foundation of Central California, 4411 N. Cedar Ave., Suite 102, Fresno, CA 93276.

            Whitehurst Loyd Funeral Home in Porterville is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Hillcrest Cemetery, Porterville, Tulare Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joanne

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that J.W. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 18 Apr 1923, last residence Porterville, Tulare Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Marian Elizabeth Harrott Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his parents, Watty Washington Alford and Elmer Olive Berry Alford, and siblings Curtis E. Alford and Mary Ethel Alford Wimberley in Mississippi Obituaries; and sister Virginia Alford Bray in Florida Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: J.W. 1923 MS1, Watty Washington 1891 MS2, Oscar S. “Bud”1867 GA3, George Washington 1840 GA4, James Richard 1821 GA5, Jeptha 1797 NC6, Goodrich 1750 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10. [Jeptha-Goodrich connection not proven]

 

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JACK DAVIS ALFORD

 

1956 Trail’s End, El Monte High School yearbook

Junior year photo

 

SEATTLE DAILY TIMES

Seattle, King Co., WA—Wednesday, 14 March 1956

 

YOUTH TRYING TO BREAK INTO HOME

 

MONROVIA, Calif, March 14—A 19-year-old mother of two children last night shot and killed a 16-year-old youth who was trying to break into her home.

            Mrs. Peggy Murry said she used her husband’s rifle to shoot the youth when he threatened to kill her 20-month-old son, Lloyd, if she didn’t let him into the home. Her husband was at work.

            Police identified the victim as Jack Davis Alford, 16, of El Monte, Calif.

 

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Photo from Oakdale Memorial Park, Glendora, Los Angeles Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Janet

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of his paternal grandfather, Wilford David Alford, in Arkansas Obituaries.

            From CA Deaths: Jack Davis Alford was born 11 Jan 1940 in AR and died 13 March 1956 in Los Angeles Co., CA. His mother’s maiden name was Jetton.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Jack Davis 1940 AR1, Frank Faulkner 1914 OK2, Wilford David 1885 AR3, Joseph Andy 1853 AR4, Leander H. 1814 NC5, Andrew 1787 NC6, William 1751 ??7.

 

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JACK LELAND ALFORD

AAFA #0961

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Sunday, 5 March 2006

 

            Alford, Jack Leland—Born November 19, 1920 in Long Beach, Calif.; passed away in San Diego February 11, 2006.

            Born into a Navy family, Jack attended Punahou School in Hawaii and the Harvard School in Los Angeles as a young man. Jack went on to attend the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis and was an active member of the class of 1941 alumni group. He was commissioned as a Ensign in 1942 and served as an aircraft maintenance officer at Pearl Harbor and North Island Naval Air Station through the end of World War II. After the war he returned to Cal Tech, where he received his Masters and Doctoral degrees in Engineering, graduating Magna Cum Laude.

            After post-doctoral work in earthquake research, he was employed as a research engineer in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and headed the engineering division of the US Naval Ordinance Test Station. He also worked at Technicolor Corporation as Assistant Technical Director. Later, at Aerojet, he headed the design project for the fuel tanks on the first NASA lunar landing module. Those fuel tanks can still be seen today on the Landing Module at the Smithsonian Institute’s Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.

            In 1959 Jack was hired as one of the first three members of prestigious Harvey Mudd College’s engineering department, where he eventually served as Chairman for eleven years and held the Dutch Kindelberger Chair. In 1963, he developed the college’s very successful Engineering Clinic, which allows students to gain “hands-on” engineering experience by working on company-sponsored research and design projects. The clinics are still an integral part of college’s curriculum. Jack retired from Harvey Mudd in 1990.

            An avid sailor in his spare time, he was an active member of the Balboa Yacht club, where he chaired the committee that ran the annual Ensenada Yacht Race in the 1970s. Since his retirement, he enjoyed living in the San Diego area and was especially active as a president and board member of the Pacific Regent, where he resided with his wife.

            Jack is survived by his wife Elizabeth Humann of San Marino, his son Chris of Huntington Beach and his daughter Margaret of Springfield, VA as well as four granddaughters.

            In accordance with Jack’s wishes, his remains were placed in the care of the Neptune Society and his ashes will be scattered at sea. A private memorial was held at Pacific Regent for family and friends....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jack L. Alford (SS# issued in HI), last residence San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Edith Elizabeth “Betty” Humann Alford; and father, Leon Otto Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his grandfather, Andrew Jackson Alford, in Louisiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1. This genealogy lists Hudson Alford as the son of James Lodwick Alford, but that is questionable based on Hudson’s birth date relative to the birth dates of his father and siblings.

            His lineage: Jack Leland 1920 CA1, Leon Otto 1893 LA2, Andrew Jackson 1854 LA3, Julius Harmon 1819 MS4, Julius 1785 NC5, Hudson 1760 NC6, James Lodwick 1749 NC7.

 

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JACK LEROY ALFORD

 

Bill Eisenhour Funeral Home

Del City, Oklahoma Co., OK—_____ November 2014

 

Jack Alford Obituary

 

            Jack LeRoy (Roy) Alford was born near Morris, Oklahoma on January 13, 1913, where he lived until the 179th Infantry National Guard, the Thunderbirds, were mobilized and sent into active duty in Italy. He served 5 years and was wounded, for which he earned a Purple Heart. After peace was declared, he came to San Francisco where his sister, Bonnie Grace, his only sibling, lived. He married Virginia Calloway, who predeceased him, and lived there until his death, November 20, 2014. They had no children. His beloved niece, Wanda Howard, also predeceased him.

            Survivors include his sister, Bonnie Grace Campbell, three beloved great-nieces, Sharon Howard, Lisa Frye, her husband, Curtis and their daughters, Laura, Stephanie Turner, her husband Larry and their daughter, Myers and son, Drake and niece Lynda Heatherington and great-nephew Jimmy. He also leaves many cousins, with whom he kept a very loving relationship throughout his life.

            A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 29, 2014 at Resthaven Memorial Gardens in Shawnee, OK. Condolences may be offered at www.eisenhourfuneral.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list his death.

            See the obituary of his cousin Lois E. Alford in this compilation.

            From Ancestry family trees: Jack Leroy Alford was the son of Thomas Jackson Alford and Gerta Alice Matlock. He married in 1949 to Dorothy Virginia Chambers, whose first husband, Robert Hugh Calloway, died in 1945.

            In 1910, Morris, Okmulgee Co., OK, Thomas J. Alford, age 40 b. TN, first marriage, married 0 years, and his wife Gerta A., 36 b. IN, first marriage, are living with Gerta’s mother, Lydia H. Matlock.

            In 1920, Morris, Okmulgee Co., OK: T.J. Alford 53 TN, his wife Gertie 44 IN, children Roy 7 OK and Bonnie 3 OK, and cousin George 33 TN divorced.

            In 1930, Morris, Okmulgee Co., OK: Jack Alford 63 TN, his wife Gerta 56 IN, and children Leroy 17 OK, and Bonnie 14 OK.

            From the funeral home’s Guest Book:

 

Jack was my cousin. He was the last survivor of 8 riflemen out of 1200 to return to the U.S. after 605 days in ground combat as a rifleman during WWII across North Africa, Sicily, Italy and 4 Army beach assault landings—the last was Normandy, France. Jack was the oldest Combat Infantryman ever in army history.—Michael Moore, Major ret.USA [possibly the son of Gerta Matlock Alford’s sister Eva Leona Matlock Moore]

 

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Green and Nancy Alford.

            His lineage: Jack Leroy 1913 OK1, Thomas Jackson 1866 TN2, William Jasper 1836 NC3, Green 1815 NC4.

 

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JACK MILTON ALFORD

 

DAILY BREEZE

Torrance, Los Angeles Co., CA—Saturday, 24 January 2015

 

Jack M. Alford

October 11, 1923 - July 21, 2014

 

            A resident of Lomita for most of his 90 years. He was married to Jacqueline (Jackie) Reimer Alford (6-9-27 to 8-18-00) for over 50 years.

            Survived by son, Michael (Monica Dever) of Lomita; grandson, Christopher of Lomita; sister, Geneva Stimple of Clear Lake, and several nephews.

            Predeceased by daughter, Joni.

            He had been a pharmacist at Seaside Pharmacy in San Pedro, CA for over 30 years after graduating from USC as did his son, daughter and grandson, a fact of which he was very proud. Fight On Trojans!

            He had been a highly decorated B-17 gunner in WWII which eventually led to his love of flying small aircraft. He also loved to hunt and garden. He served Lomita on CDAB for many years.

            The family wishes to thank his many healthcare professionals including Drs. Mark Lurie and Vinh Cam, Torrance Memorial Hospital and Skypark Dialysis Center.

            No services were or will be held but a walk celebrating his life is planned for January 31, 2015….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Jacqueline “Jackie” Reimer Alford; and son Michael Jay Alford in this compilation.

            CA Births lists Jackie M. Alford, born 11 Oct 1923 in Los Angeles Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Vurch.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of William Alford 1751–1811 NC.

            His lineage: Jack Milton 1923 CA1, Felix Ryland 1900 AR2, Willard Barclay 1877 AR3, Henry Thomas 1848 AR4, Leander H. 1814 NC5, Andrews 1787 NC6, William 1751 ??7.

 

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JACQUELINE “JACKIE” REIMER ALFORD

 

DAILY BREEZE

Torrance, Los Angeles Co., CA—6 September 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Jacqueline “Jackie” Alford died peacefully at her home in Lomita on August 18, 2000. She was born on June 9, 1927.

            Surviving are her husband, Jack, son, Michael (Monica), grandson, Christopher, and a sister, Johneva Steele.

            Memorial services were held on August 20, 2000.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jacqueline Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Lomita, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Jack Milton Alford; and son Michael Jay Alford in this compilation.

            Jackie Alford was one of Gil Alford’s contacts. They began to correspond in 1982, when she sent a pedigree chart showing the ancestry of her husband, Jack Milton Alford. Although she was a subscriber to “About Alfords,” she and her husband never joined AAFA. They were our first contact with the Leander Alford branch of the family.

 

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JACQUELINE “JACKIE” CORY ALFORD

 

THE UNION

Grass Valley, Nevada Co., CA—Tuesday, 6 January 2004

 

            Services for Jacqueline “Jackie” Alford of Nevada City were held Monday at the Hooper and Weaver Mortuary, with graveside burial at Sierra Memorial Lawn in Nevada City.

            Mrs. Alford died Monday, Dec. 29, in Grass Valley [Nevada Co.]. She was 67.

            She was born June 25, 1936, in Los Angeles, to Buck “Paul” and Ola Hankins Cory. She graduated from Washington High School in Los Angeles. She married Donald Alford Nov. 13, 1954, in Whittier. She enjoyed raising her children and grandchildren, drawing and writing poetry.

            She is survived by her husband, Don; sons and daughters-in-law Steve and Lori Alford of Oregon and Scott and Julie of Washington; daughter, Cathy McCartney; brother, Jim Cory; aunt, Esther Cox of Arkansas; seven grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

            Arrangements were under the direction of Hooper and Weaver Mortuary.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jacqueline S. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Nevada City, Nevada Co.., CA.

 

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NNNN JAMES STRICKLER ALFORD

 

[He died while visiting England, but we are including his obituary here because CA was his home.]

 

PRESS DEMOCRAT

Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., CA—Wednesday, 15 September 1982

 

 

Photo from Vandalia Cewmetery, Vandalia, Audrain Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lawrence D. McCoy

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James Alford (SS# issued in MO) was born 18 Apr 1915 and died _____ Sept 1982, last residence Santa Rosa, Sonoma Co., CA.

            We included the obituary of his paternal grandfather, John Payton Alford, in Missouri Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of James Alford & Lucy Bailey.

            His lineage: James Strickler 1915 MO1, Clarence Elmer 1881 MO2, John Payton 1855 MO3, James Lawrence 1819 KY4, Payton 1785 VA5, Jacob 1757 VA6, James 1715 VA7

 

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JAMES ALLAN ALFORD

 

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Bakersfield, Kern Co., CA—Tuesday, 7 July 2015

 

            James Allan Alford, 72, Arvin, July 6. Neptune Society Cremation.

 

In another article:

 

BAKERSFIELD CALIFORNIAN

Bakersfield, Kern Co., CA—Wednesday, 8 July 2015

 

June 26, 1942—July 6, 2015

 

            Jim was a true inspiration to all of us here at Independent Living Center of Kern County. He worked for ILCKC for over 14 years helping people with disabilities in Kern County. A man of few words, Jim had heart and compassion for helping others which was one of his many great qualities. Jim will truly be missed by all of us here at ILCKC. We are thankful to have shared our day to day lives with such a wonderful man.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list his death.

            From CA Births: James Allan Alford was born 26 June 1942 in Ventura Co., mother’s maiden name Rutherford.

 

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JAMES B. ALVORD

 

THE TRIBUNE

San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo Co., CA—Friday, 16 December 2005

 

            James B. Alvord of Atascadero passed away Nov. 28, 2005, in a Santa Barbara hospital.

            He was born Sept. 18, 1923, in Kankakee, Ill., to Bert and Myrtle Alvord and served two tours of duty in the United States Army (1941–46, 1950–52). He and his wife, Jeen, arrived in Atascadero in 1952.

            Over the years he became deeply involved in the community, particularly in activities related to youth athletics. Through his personal commitment and recruitment of others, an empty plot of land adjacent to Atascadero Lake was transformed into today’s Alvord Field. He and his sons, Darin and Tim Alvord, joined with others to work tirelessly on weekends for two years to get the field in shape. “He would always tell them (our sons) that they had to ‘give back to the community’,” said Jeen Alvord.

            He was the baseball coach to many young men in the community in the x’60s. “He was always coaching. He learned that when he was stationed in the South Pacific on a tiny island in the middle of nowhere,” according to Jeen. She said he organized baseball leagues there for the men with whom he was stationed.

            He approached politics with the same sense of commitment and zeal, organizing the Atascadero Democratic Club and remaining involved in campaigns and political issues all his life.

            He attended Cal Poly SLO while employed at the California Men’s Colony. His career included the positions of business manager for the Atascadero Elementary School District, San Luis Obispo County Superintendent of Schools Office, the Atascadero Unified School District, and the Templeton School District. After retiring he went on to become a business entrepreneur and landlord.

            He was a resourceful and independent man who always had time for family, stray cats, stray kids, batting cages, garden tilling, inventing, reading, debating and politics. If it was broken, he could fix it. Where others saw cow flops, he saw methane generators. He didn’t just think outside of the box. He moved the box, and then thought outside of it. Doing all of this and more kept a twinkle in his eye and a spring in his step all the days of his life and prompted those he knew in the “younger generation” to refer to him as “The Kid.”

            James B. Alvord is survived by his wife of 62 years (Jeen), two sons (Tim and Darin), six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two sisters and a brother.

            A memorial service will be held in January; date, time and place to be announced.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of James B. Alvord (SS# issued in WA), last residence Atascadero, San Luis Obispo Co., CA.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, Clarence Bertram Alvord and Myrtle Doretha Metzka Alvord, in Washington Obituaries; of his brothers Fred Lester Alvord and Robert Louis Alvord in Alaska Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His ALVORD lineage: James B. 1923 IL1, Clarence Bertram 1895 IL2, Albert Louis 1858 MO3, Joshua Nichols 1823 NY4, Augustus Tripp 1798 VT5, Woolcott 1773 MA6, John 1739 CT7, Thomas 1710 MA8, Thomas 1683 MA9, Thomas 1653 CT10, Alexander 1627 England11, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England12.

 

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JAMES HENRY “HARRY” ALVORD

 

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY SUN

San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA—Friday, 29 December 1950

 

DIED

 

            ALVORD—In Westminster, California, Dec. 28, 1950, James Harry Alvord, 88, native of Illinois, resident of San Bernardino and California 56 years.

            Funeral services 10 a.m. Saturday in the First Christian church; commital services, by Moose lodge 476, in Mountain View cemetery. Smiths’ mortuary, Huntington Beach, in charge.

 

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Photo from Mountain View Cemetery, San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, GOOFFSON

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Martha John “Mattie” Paxton Alvord; and son Corlett Harry Alvord in this compilation.

            From CA Deaths: James Harry Alvord, born 23 Nov 1862 in IL, died 27 Dec 1950 [different than obituary] in Orange Co.

            From SSACI: James Harry Alvord was born 23 Nov 1862 in Quincy, Adams Co., IL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His ALVORD lineage: James Henry “Harry” 1862 IL1, James Henry 1835 OH2, William Brewster 1803 CT3, Butler 1780 CT4, Daniel 1743 CT5, Thomas 1710 MA6, Thomas 1683 CT7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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JAMES RAY ALFORD, JR.

 

HALF MOON BAY REVIEW

Half Moon Bay, San Mateo Co., CA—Wednesday, 11 January 2012

 

            James Ray Alford, 79, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012. His passing was sudden and without suffering.

            Jim was a native of San Jose, Calif., and a longtime resident of the Half Moon Bay area. He is survived by his mother, Geneva Cora Alford (Montara, CA); by his loving companion of 26 years, Barbara Walsh and her extended family; by his three sons, Lt. Col. Robert Lynn Alford (Pennsylvania), Steven Scott Alford (Sacramento, Calif.), and Roger William Alford (Forest Grove, Ore.); and by three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

            Jim was an avid traveler, having worked in or visited numerous locales including Yemen, Nigeria, Russia, Germany, South America, China and his beloved Italy. He will be remembered for his keen intelligence, quick wit and infectious smile, and will be sorely missed within the community.

            Cremation was by Miller-Dutra Coastside Chapel. Memorial details to be announced. Remembrances can be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his father, James Ray Alford Sr., in this compilation.

            CA Births lists James Ray Alford born 27 June 1934 in Santa Clara Co., mother’s maiden name Flood.

            His lineage: James Ray 1934 CA1, James Ray 1907 CO2, George Arthur 1878 WI3.

 

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JAMES RAY ALFORD, SR.

 

MERCURY NEWS

San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA—Saturday, 7 November 1987

 

            Alford Sr., James R., 80, of San Jose, retired building contractor. Funeral has been held. Private inurnment at Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose. Oak Hill Funeral Home, San Jose.

 

Photos from Oak Hill Memorial Park, San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Ferguson.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James R. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 17 June 1907 and died 5 Nov 1987, last residence San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his son James Ray Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            Marriage intention:

 

SANTA CRUZ NEWS

Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz Co., CA—Wednesday 13 September 1933

 

            James Ray Alford, 26, mechanic, Arkansas City, Kansas; Genevieve Cora Flood, 21, Saragoga.

 

            CA Deaths lists James Ray Alford, born 17 June 1907 in CO, died 5 Nov 1987 in Santa Clara Co., mother’s maiden name Carpenter.

            In 1930, Mill Creek, Bourbon Co., KS, James R. Alford, age 22 b. CO, is the only child living with parents George A. Alford, 50 WI, and Ethel P. Alford, 47.

            In 1910, Caney, Montgomery Co., KS, James Alford, age 2 b. CO, is the youngest of 4 children living with parents George Alford 31 WI, and Pearl Alford 27 SD.

            Wisconsin Births, 1820–1907 (Ancestry) lists George Arthur Alford, born 28 Apr 1878 in Sauk Co., WI.

            George Arthur Alford married Ethel Pearl Carpenter in Monroe Co., WI, on 6 May 1900.

            CA Deaths lists George Arthur Alford, born 28 Apr 1878 in WI and died 29 Apr 1948 in Santa Clara Co., mother’s maiden name Fowler.

            His lineage: James Ray 1907 CO1, George Arthur 1878 WI2.

 

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NNNN JAMES ROBERT ALFORD

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—Monday, 17 August 1964

 

 

Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Tarboro, Edgecombe Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Anonymous (#48052754)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            We included the obituaries of his mother, Lydia Whitehurst Alford; and brother Lee Whitehurst Alford in North Carolina Obituaries; of his brother Ellis Clayton Alford in Virginia Obituaries; and of his brother Gene Alton Alford in Nevada Obituaries.

            From CA Deaths: James R. Alford was born 23 March 1939, mother’s maiden name Whitehur. He died 15 Aug 1964 in Sacramento Co., CA.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Jesse Alford b. ca 1765 NC. James’s father, Jesse Alford, is not listed in this genealogy, but he is on the 1920 census with the family.

            His lineage: James Robert 1939 NC1, Jesse 1901 NC2, Jesse 1861 NC3, Jesse 1836 NC4, Edmund 1814 NC5, Jesse 1765 NC6.

 

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JAMES RUSSELL HALFORD

 

Junior photo, La Crosse, 1942 yearbook, Wisconsin State Teachers College, La Crosse, WI

 

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Santa Ana, Orange Co., CA—Friday, 8 July 2005

 

            Russ Halford, 83, of Huntington Beach, a writer, died July 5, 2005, of natural causes. Private services. Arrangements by the Cremation Society of Orange Coast, Orange.

            Son, Gregory Doud.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James R. Halford (SS# issued in WI) was born 28 June 1922, last residence Huntington Beach, Orange Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his mother, Mollie Estrella Rathermel Halford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his father, James Franklin Halford, in Wisconsin Obituaries.

            From SSACI: James Russell Halford was born 28 June 1922 in Hancock, Waushara Co., WI, son of James F. Halford and Mollie E. Kathernel.

            From IMDB: James was married to actress Kay Stewart (Kathryn Charlene Stewart) from 1955 to 1978, when they were divorced.

            Marriage:

 

COUNCIL BLUFFS NONPAREIL

Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie Co., IA—Friday, 11 February 1955

 

 

            His HALFORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: James Russell 1922 WI1, James Franklin 1890 WI2, David Delaney 1853 NY3, James 1817 England4.

 

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JAMES VOIN ALFORD

 

REPUBLIC MONITOR

Republic, MO—14 July 1983

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1997, with MO obituaries

 

            Funeral services were held July 12 in Oroville [Butte Co.] CA, for Jim Alford, 39, Oroville, who died July 7 from a massive heart attack. Mr. Alford attended Republic High School from 1960 to 1962, when he graduated. He was a member of the varsity basketball team.

            He is survived by his parents, Maurice and Ruth Alford, Oroville, who formerly operated Stuckey’s on Highway 60, east of Republic; his wife; and three children [Aaron Todd, Nicole Ruth, and Gillian A.].

            Memorial contributions may be sent to Jim Alford Memorial Fund, c/o Congregational Church, 1715 Bird, Oroville, CA 95965 or to M.M. Alford, 453 Silverleaf Drive, Oroville, CA 95965.

 

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ENTERPRISE RECORD

Chico, Butte Co., CA—Tuesday, 12 July 1983

 

            Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. today at the Gridley-Biggs Cemetery for James V. Alford, 38. A memorial service will be held at 7:30 p.m. today at the Oroville Congregational Church on Bird Street. Alford died of a sudden illness Thursday at his home in Oroville.

            He was born Jan. 11, 1945, in Ventura. He moved to San Jose at the age of 7, then to Stanfield, MO., where he graduated from high school. After high school, Alford moved back to San Jose area, where he lived until 1981, when he moved to Butte County.

Alford was employed by the Buttes restaurant in Gridley as bartender. He was a member of the Gridley Moose Lodge and was active in sports.

            Survivors include his wife, Marilyn of Oroville; his parents, Ruth and Maurice Alford of Oroville; a son, Aaron Alford of San Jose; two daughters, Nicole and Gillian Alford, both of San Jose; two stepsons, James Sandefur and Stacey Chilcoat, both of Gridley; and a stepdaughter, Kimberly Sandefur of Gridley.

            Bishop Frank Cook of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Gridley will preside at tonight’s memorial service at the Oroville Congregational Church.

Visitation will be from 1–5 p.m. today at the Gridley-Block Funeral Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Oroville Congregational Church’s building fund.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his mother, Ruth Fugate Alford, in this compilation.

            From CA Deaths: James Voin Alford was born 11 Jan 1945 in CA, mother’s maiden name Stultz, and died 7 July 1983 in Butte Co., CA.

            From CA Births: James Voin Alford was born 11 Jan 1945 in Ventura Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Fugate.

            James Voin Alford is a Dallas County, MO, Alford descendant, grandson of Matthew Alford and Naomi Bray. He married Debra Jeanne Barr on 12 Oct 1968 in Santa Clara Co., CA.

            CA Births lists their 3 children, all b. in Santa Clara Co.: Aaron T., Nicole R., and Gillian A. Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: James Voin 1945 MO1, Maurice Melvin 1918 MO2, Melvin M. 1887 MO3, Matthew 1854 TN4, John M. 1821 TN5, John 1786 NC/TN6.

 

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JAMES W. HALFORD

 

MERCURY NEWS

San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA—21 December 2001

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            James W. Halford, 69, passed away at his home in Forest Meadows, Murphy’s, California, on Wednesday, December 19, 2001.

            He was born in Oklahoma on February 2, 1932, and had been a Pattern Maker and Foundry Manager in San Jose, retiring to Pioneer, California, in 1994. Mr. Halford moved to Murphy’s in 1999. He was retired from the Air Force National Guard/561st Air Force Band, performing various places throughout the world. He was a member of the Aahmes Temple Shrine Band, Masonic Lodge in Oakland.

            James is survived by his wife, Arlene C. Halford, of Murphy’s, children Nancy Trethewey of Grass Valley, Carla Scapuzzi of Jackson, David Armand of Arnold, Cathy Mitchell of Riverbank, and Barbara DeGraw of Volcano, and sister, Nancy O’Dell of Jackson.

            Neptune Society (a cremation service) was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of James W. Halford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Murphys, Calaveras Co., CA.

 

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JAMES WILLIAM ALFORD

 

East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial Park

Elk Grove, Sacramento Co., CA—_____ December 2015

 

 

            James William Alford, 79, passed away peacefully on December 2, 2015, in Citrus Heights, CA.

            He was born on December 9, 1935 to Fletcher and Tennie (White) Alford in Dyess, Arkansas. He moved to California in the late 30’s and graduated from Banning High School in 1953. James last worked as a Manager for Maersk; retiring in 2003 and relocated to Elk Grove.

            James served in the Air Force Reserves and was a Teamsters union member for over 40 years.

            James is survived by his four daughters, Patricia DeWees of Elk Grove, CA, Laurie Matthews of Wilmington, CA, Deanna White of San Pedro, CA and Rae Anne Kaye of San Marcos, CA. In addition, he has 7 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by his father, Fletcher A.W. Alford, Mother, Tennie Estelle Alford, his brothers Al and Bobby Alford and his wife of 50 years, Deloris Darlene Alford.

            A graveside gathering for burial will be held on Monday, December 7, 2015, 1:00 pm at the East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial Park.

 

Photo from East Lawn Elk Grove Memorial Park, Elk Grove, Sacramento Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Patricia Harris-Bowman

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list his death.

            See the obituary of mother, Tennie Estella White Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Bobby Alan Alford in Oregon Obituaries; and of his half-brother Harold Fletcher Alford Sr. in Arkansas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: James William 1935 AR1, Fletcher Wade 1904 AR2, James Alexander 1882 AR3, James Wade 1861 AR4, James Matthew 1834 AL5, John 1811 AL6, David 1785 VA7, Robert 1760 England8.

 

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JANE D. KOSKI ALFORD

 

MESABI DAILY NEWS

Virginia, St. Louis Co., MN—Tuesday, 20 March 2012

 

            Jane D. (Koski) Alford, 70, of San Diego, Calif., died Feb. 28, 2012, of cancer.

            Jane was born in Virginia [MN] on Oct. 13, 1941, to Elsie and Arthur Koski. She was a graduate of Roosevelt High School Class of 1959 and Virginia Junior College in 1961. She moved in 1963 to California where she made her home and worked in several offices.

            Jane is survived by a daughter, Melinda Alford of San Diego; and siblings, James H. (Luann) Koski of Brainerd, Minn., and Janette Koski of Mountain Iron.

            She was preceded in death by her husband Lanny, parents, aunts and uncles.

            A memorial is planned for later this spring.

 

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MESABI DAILY NEWS

Virginia, St. Louis Co., MN—Saturday, 9 June 2012

 

            Jane D. (Koski) Alford, 70, of San Diego, Calif., died on Feb. 28, 2012, of cancer….

            There will be a celebration of Jane’s life on Saturday, June 16, 2012, at the Nichols Town Hall in Parkville from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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JEAN LORRAINE CUNNINGHAM ALVORD

[Jean died in MD, but we are including her obituary here because CA was her home and is where she’s buried.]

 

EVENING TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Thursday, 27 September 1990

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

            Services for Jean C. Alvord, 61, of Chula Vista, were today in Glen Abbey Memorial Park. She died Monday [September 24] in a hospital.

            Mrs. Alvord was born in Glendale, lived in the county 37 years and taught economics at Sweetwater High School for 17 years. She was a member of the California Home Economics Association, the Sweetwater Education Association, the California Education Association and the Phi Beta chapter of Sigma Psi sorority and a life member of First United Methodist Church. She received a bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University and a master’s degree from Azusa-Pacific University.

            Survivors include her husband, Richard; a daughter, Cheryl Nuhfer of Maryland; a brother, John Cunningham Jr. of Glendale; and three grandchildren.

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SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Wednesday, 26 September 1990

            Alvord, Jean L., passed away 9-24-90 in Leonardtown MD.

            Beloved mother of Richard L. Alvord and Cheryl Nuhfer. Sister of John Cunningham Jr., 3 Grandchildren, 1 nephew, 1 niece and 5 grand nieces & nephews surviving.

            Graveside Service Thursday 2:30 p.m. Glen Abbey Memorial Park. Glen Abbey Mortuary directing.

 

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Photo from Glen Abbey Memorial Park, Bonita, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Eliza

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her son Richard Leslie Alvord in this compilation.

            From CA Births: Jean Lorraine Cunningham was born 1 May 1929 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden anem McWhorter.

 

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JEANNETTE NATHALIE “VINETTA” DE GROOTE ALVORD

 

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Photo from her Find A Grave memorial, posted by her granddaughter T. Hopkins (Liminal Portal)

Used with permission

 

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

Santa Ana, Orange Co., CA—Saturday, 19 October 2002

 

            Jeannette Alvord, 84, of Anaheim, a homemaker, died Oct. 17, 2002, of natural causes. Visitation: 11 a.m. Monday, with services at noon, Pacific View Memorial Park, Newport Beach.

            Daughter, Linda Hunter; son, Bob; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Pacific View Memorial Park, Corona del Mar, Orange Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Stephen Hopkins

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Vinetta N. Alvord (SS# issued in CA) was born 19 Dec 1917, last residence Garden Grove, Orange Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her daughter Carol Ann Alvord Halligan Visser in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Eugene Hayward 1913 VA1, Harry Elbridge 1890 NY2, William Henry 1862 NY3, Elbridge 1833 NY4, Lyman 1794 CT5, Asahel Gould 1769 CT6, Asahel 1746 CT7, Asahel 1720 MA8, Thomas 1683 MA9, Thomas 1653 CT10, Alexander 1627 England11, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England12.

 

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JENNIE ALVORD BOOTHE SPENCER

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Sunday, 26 May 1957

            Spencer—Jennie A. Services Monday 10 a.m. Benbough Mortuary. Interment.

 

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Photo from Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Larry Klaasen

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries her father, Benjamin Bromley Alvord; and brothers Benjamin Thaddeus Aaylvord and Reuben Emer Alvord in Utah Obituaries.

            From Ancestry family trees: She married her first husband, Morris Artemus Boothe (1871-1930), on 14 Oct 1899 in Brigham City, Box Elder Co. UT. They were divorced. She married her second husband, John F. Spencer (1969–1931), on 7 Nov 1928 in Elko, Elko Co., NV.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her ALVORD lineage: Jennie 1876 UT1, Benjamin Bromley 1834/1835 MI2, Thaddeus 1781 MA3, Joseph 1733 MA4, Joseph 1697 MA5, Ebenezer 1665 MA6, Alexander 1627 England7, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England8.

 

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JESSE ELLIS ALFORD

 

Jesse Ellis Alford with his children, Phil, Jeannine, and Frank

Photo from Dignity Memorial

 

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY SUN

San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA—Friday, 25 March 1938

 

            Jesse Ellis Alford, 39 years old, died at a San Bernardino hospital Thursday.

            He was a native of Dundas, Minn, and had resided in San Bernardino and California 20 years.

            Surviving is his widow, Mrs. Octa Mae Alford of San Bernardino.

            Funeral services will be held Saturday at 10 a. m. from the Mark B. Shaw Memorial chapel. Burial will be in Mountain View cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Octa Mae Hamilton Alford Thompson; son Philip Edward Alford; daughter-in-law Barbara Jane Waite Alford; and brother Archer Edward Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his parents, Lewis Austin Alford and Emma Sophia Hummel Alford Harris, in Minnesota Obituaries.

            From Minnesota, Births and Christenings Index (Ancestry): _____ Alford, male, was born 13 Dec 1898 in Bridgewater, Rice Co., MN, son of Louis A. and Emma S. Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Jesse Ellis 1898 MN1, Lewis Austin 1871 MN2, Alonzo 1840 NY3, Lewis 1814 VT4, Ashley Owen 1770 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1699 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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JESSIE G. ALFORD DAIGH

 

SEATTLE POST-INTELLIGENCER

Seattle, WA—Saturday, 18 September 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Jessie Alford Daigh: Passed away September 3, 1999 in Seal Beach, CA. Preceded in death by husband Harold B. Daigh and daughter Barbara Jean Johnson. She is survived by one sister, Betty Kindred of Seal Beach, CA, five grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and two great [great?] grandchildren.

            Private family committal service at Forest Lawn Cemetery, 6701 30th Ave., Seattle, WA.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jessie G. Daigh (SS# issued in WA) was born 6 Nov 1900, last residence Seal Beach, Orange Co., CA.

            We included the obituary of her brother William Henry “Harry” Alford in Washington Obituaries.

            SSDI records show that Harold Daigh was born 16 Apr 1899 and died _____ March 1987 (SS# issued in WA), last residence Seal Beach, Orange Co., CA.

            CA Deaths lists Harold Bossard Daigh, born 16 Apr 1899 in WA, died 25 March 1987 in Orange Co., mother’s maiden name Bossard.

            On the 1920 census, Seattle, King Co., WA, Jessie Alford, age 19 born MI, is living with her parents, Alex Alford, 44, and Annie Alford, 43, both born in Canada.

 

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JESSIE KENT MORTON ALFORD

Grandmother of Elizabeth Diane Allison, AAFA #0983

 

PALO ALTO TIMES

Palo Alto, Santa Clara Co., CA—26 December 1973

 

            Memorial services for Mrs. Jessie M. Alford, who died last Friday [December 21] at her home, 222 Laurel St., San Carlos, after a long illness, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at White Oaks Chapel in San Carlos.

            Mrs. Alford, 90, was a native of Kansas and had resided in San Carlos the past 35 years, moving from Belmont where her last husband was owner of Don Alford Realty. She was a charter member of the Belmont PTA.

            Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Charlotte Stone of San Carlos and Mrs. Jessie Kunkle of Phoenix, Ariz.; three sisters, Mrs. Edgar Johnston of Michigan, Mrs. Roy Burdick of Sacramento and Miss Charlotte Morton of Carmel; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

            Interment was at Alta Mesa Memorial Park in Palo Alto.

 

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PALO ALTO TIMES

Palo Alto, Santa Clara Co., CA—27 December 1973

 

            In San Carlos, Dec. 2, 1973., Jessie M. Alford, wife of the late Donald S. Alford; mother of Mrs. Charlotte Stone, San Carlos, and Mrs. Jessie Kunkle, Phoenix, Ariz.; sister of Mrs. Edgar Johnston, Michigan; Mrs. Roy L. Burdick, Sacramento, and Miss Charlotte, Morton, Carmel; grandmother of Mrs. Elizabeth Allison, Hayward; Donald Kunkle and Bonnie Kunkle, both of Arizona; also survived by two great-grandchildren, a native of Kansas, aged 90 years.

            Memorial services will be held Friday, Dec. 28, 1973, at 2 p.m., at the White Oaks Chapel, 1696 El Camino Real, San Carlos. Reverend Henry Hayden, United Church of Chirst, San Carlos, officiating. Interment was in Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto.

 

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Photo from Alta Mesa Memorial Park, Palo Alto, Santa Clara Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jerry Rose

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Donald Stillman Alford, in this compilation.

 

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JETTIE MAE MADDOX HALFORD

 

THE RECORD

Stockton, San Joaquin Co., CA—Thursday, 14 March 2002

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Jettie Mae Halford, 88, of Tracy, died Monday [March 11] in a Manteca convalescent hospital. She was born in Joy, Texas, and lived in Tracy for 64 years.

            Survivors include her children, Richard D. Halford and Mary Halford, both of Tracy, and Aubrey Halford of Manteca, siblings, Marjorie Robinson of Las Vegas, Frances Pounds of Reno and Clifford Maddox of Sayre, OK, 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and six great great grandchildren.

            Graveside services were held at Tracy Public Cemetery.

 

Photo from Tracy Public Cemetery, Tracy, San Joaquin Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jeff Timmons, Tracy, CA

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jettie M. Halford (SS# issued in CA) was born 14 Sept 1913, last residence Tracy, San Joaquin Co., CA.

 

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JEWEL M. HOWARD ALFORD HAYES

[She died in CA, but we are also including her obituary in Ohio Obituaries because of her close ties there.]

 

HAMILTON JOURNAL-NEWS

Hamilton, Butler Co., OH—Monday, 23 November 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1999

 

            Jewel M. Alford Hayes, age 92, died Sunday November 22, 1998 at Fort Hamilton Hughes Hospital. She was born March 19, 1906 in Boswarth, Kentucky, daughter of Jerome S. Howard and Pearl Willmott Howard. On February 9, 1927 she married Alvin Elmer Alford; he preceded her in death February 16, 1961. She married John W. Hayes June 3, 1972.

            She is survived by her husband, John W. Hayes of Hamilton, Ohio; her son, Donald E. Alford and daughter-in law, Margie of Indianapolis, Indiana; three grandchildren, Mrs. Hugh (Donna) Autry of Lakeland, Florida, Barbara Alford of San Diego, California and Scott Alford of Indianapolis, Indiana; a great granddaughter, Cassandra Rae Autry of Lakeland, Florida; a sister, Mrs. Viola Woods of Cincinnati; half sister, Mrs. J.D. (Pat) Brown of Tennessee; a half brother, Jerome S. Howard, Jr. of Roanoke, Virginia and sister-in-law, Elizabeth Howard of Winter Haven, Florida. She has three step children, Willis Hayes of Hermosa Beach, California, Joyce Harn and her husband, Keith of Redondo Beach, California and James Hayes and his wife, Jill and their two sons, John and Jeffrey of Redmond, Washington.

            A brother, Eugene W. Howard; grandson, Keven D. Alford and her parents preceded her in death.

            Jewel was a member of the West Side Baptist Church for 65 years. She was a Sunday School teacher and worked in Bible School. She enjoyed making quilts and knitting. Jewel and her husband were in the process of moving to California where her death occurred. Her husband, John will be moving to California and his new address will be 1910 Clark Land, Redondo Beach, California 90278.

            Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home, 980 N.W. Washington Blvd.... Burial will be in the Rose Hill Mausoleum....

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jewel M. Hayes (SS# issued in OH), last residence Redondo Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA.

            It is possible that Jewel is the widow of a descendant of the Campbell Co. KY Alfords. An Alvin Alford (born 1902, died Feb 1961, according to SSDI) was issued a SS# in OH. In 1900, an Alvin Alford (born 1871) and wife Ida E. _____ of the Campbell Co. KY Alfords had two children: Raymond (born Jan 1895 KY) and Lottie (born 1897 KY). They are missing from the KY census thereafter. In 1920, Butler Co. OH, there is a family with three Alford step-children of Richard Nelson—Raymond (born 1895 KY), Lottie (born 1897 KY) and Elmore (born 1902 KY). I think this Elmore is really Alvin Elmer Alford who married Jewel M. Howard in 1927, in Hamilton, Butler Co. Ohio. Ida E. Alford must have married Richard Nelson some time before 1920. A Ray Alford, born Jan 17 1895 died July 1968 in Butler Co. OH, also according to the SSDI. This seems to have been Alvin’s elder brother.

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JEWELL PEARL AUSTIN ROSEMAN HALLFORD

 

TULARE ADVANCE-REGISTER

Tulare, Tulare Co., CA—Monday, 14 December 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            Jewell Pearl Hallford, 53, of Tulare died Saturday, Dec. 12, 1998.

            She was born in Quanah [Hardeman Co.], Texas and graduated from Tulare Western High School in 1965. She lived in Los Angeles for 24 years and returned to Tulare in 1989. She was a homemaker and enjoyed spending time with her family and grandchildren.

            Survivors include her husband, Dewayne Hallford of Tulare; four daughters, Sandra Kucera of Temecula, Shelley Roseman of Northridge, Cindy Fuentex of Burbank, and La Donna Domaradzki of Arleta; two brothers, Arthur Austin of Bell Gardens and Carl Austin of Squaw Valley; three sisters, Betty Cartlidge and Alice Davis both of Tulare, and Peggy Murphy of Las Vegas, Nev.; four grandchildren.

            Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Hamilton Peers Lorentzen Chapel, with burial at Tulare Cemetery….

 

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Photo from Tulare Cemetery, Tulare, Tulare Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jane & Steve Revord

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jewell P. Hallford (SS# issued in CA) was born 29 Oct 1945, last residence not listed.

            From Texas Birth Index (Ancestry): Jewel Pearl Austin was born 29 Oct 1945 in Hardeman Co., TX, daughter of Willie Henry Austin and Emma Boggs.

            From CA Marriages: Jewell P. Austin, age 19, married Elmer L. Roseman, age 20, on 19 June 1965 in Tulare Co., CA.

            From Nevada Marriage Index (Ancestry): Jewell P. Roseman married Dwayne Elvin Hallford on 2 July 1989 in Clark Co., NV. Both were residents of CA.

 

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JOAN RITA ALFORD

 

MODESTO BEE

Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA—Saturday, 29 July 2006

 

Oct. 24, 1933—July 24, 2006

 

            Joan Rita Alford, 72, of Modesto died Monday [July 24] at her home.

            Miss Alford was a native of Las Vegas, and had lived in Modesto since 1960 and in California since 1936. She was a clerk at Sears. She graduated from the University of Notre Dame. She enjoyed reading and her cats.

            Burial at St. Stanislaus Catholic Cemetery. Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joan R. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 24 Oct 1933, last residence Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA.

 

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NNNN JOANNE LUELLA ALFORD

 

VISALIA TIMES-DELTA

Visalia, Tulare Co., CA—Saturday, 24 January 2009

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joanne Luella Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 9 June 1946, last residence Exeter, Tulare Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Richard Earl Alford and Wanda Lee Alford Phillips (with census information) in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Joyce Ellene Alford Espinoza Muleback in Oregon Obituaries.

            From CA Births: Joanne Louella Alford was born 9 June 1946 in Tulare Co., mother’s maiden name Neal.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Joanne Luella 1946 CA1, Kenneth Earl 1906 CA2, William 1862 CA3, Russell 1826 VA4, William 1800 VA5.

 

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NNNN JOHN ALBIN ALFORD

 

INDEPENDENT PRESS-TELEGRAM

Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA—Sunday, 25 February 1973

 

 

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INDEPENDENT PRESS-TELEGRAM

Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA—Saturday, 24 February 1973

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 29 Sept 1897 and died _____ Feb 1973, last residence Seal Beach, Orange Co., CA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: John Albin 1897 OK1, Joseph Anstadt 1857 TX2, James Gray 1823 NC3, Jacob 1781 NC4, John 1747 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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NNNN JOHN BENJAMIN ALFORD

 

KOKOMO TRIBUNE

Kokomo, Howard Co., IN—Monday, 14 July 1941

 

            Relatives here have been advised of the death early last week of John B. Alford, 72-year-old former Center township trustee, at his home in San Luis Obispo, Calif. Walter Alford of Frankfort is a brother.

            Mr Alford left here a few years ago after having spent his entire life in and near this city. The wife, the former Hannah Smith, and one daughter are among survivors.

 

In another article:

 

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY TELEGRAM-TRIBUNE

San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo Co., CA—Tuesday, 8 July 1941

 

 

In another article:

 

SAN LUIS OBISPO COUNTY TELEGRAM-TRIBUNE

San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo Co., CA—Thursday, 10 July 1941

 

            Funeral rites were conducted Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the R.F. Richardson Funeral Home for John Benjamin Alford….

            Mr Alford was proprietor of the Blue Bell Motel and had been a resident of this community for the past two years.

 

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Photo from San Luis Cemetery, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the San Luis Obispo County Genealogical Society

Xxx this is Steve Burton – see his file

 

AAFA NOTES: From CA Deaths: John Benjamin Alford was born 7 Jan 1868 in KY and died 7 July 1941 in San Luis Obispo Co., mother’s maiden name Hulley.

            Bertha May Alford, the great-grandmother of Grace Sharon Brown, AAFA #1115, was John Benjamin Alford’s sister.

            John and his wife Hannah (1866–1955) are buried in San Luis Cemetery, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo Co., CA.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John William Alford, b. 1811 England – died 1890 Kentucky.

            His lineage: John Benjamin 1868 KY1, James Henry 1839 OH2, John William 1811 England3, John about 1783 England4, John 1759 England5, Edward 1725 England6, Robert bef 1699 England7.

 

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JOHN BRITTON ALFORD

 

SACRAMENTO BEE

Sacramento, Sacramento Co., CA—Tuesday, 12 October 2010

 

 

            Alford, Lt. Col. John Britton (USAF Ret)—Born 11/05/1942 in Los Angeles, CA. Passed away at his home in Citrus Heights, CA on 10/07/2010 of natural causes. He is deeply missed by his wife Linda, eldest son Chris, youngest son Casey and his grandson Calvin.

            John was educated at Oklahoma State University and graduated from UCLA with a degree in Management. He received his Masters Degree in Logistics from AFIT at Wright-Patterson AFB in Ohio. After completing Air War College in Alabama he went on to have a long and distinguished military career, retiring at McClellan AFB in Sacramento in 1991. During his civilian career he continued his government work with the State of California (EDD).

            There will be a public viewing on 10/13/2010 from 10am-11pm at Price Funeral Chapel in Citrus Heights, CA, followed by a Military Funeral at Dixon National Cemetery at 1:00 p.m. Price Funeral Chapel (6335 Sunrise Blvd., Citrus Heights, 725-2109).

 

Photo from Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, Solano Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, William Tatum

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of John Britton Alford (SS# issued in ID), last residence Citrus Heights, Sacramento Co., CA.

 

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JOHN CLIFFORD ALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—13 March 1945

 

            Alford, John C., loving husband of Ethel B. Alford, father of Mrs. Elizabeth Vanderburg, Florence D., Ethel L., Doris M., Susan J., Mary J., John A. & Charles J. Alford (the 2 sons serving in the armed forces), brother of Charles and Rolla Alford, Nellie Hair, Myrtle Bou__n & Mary Ross.

            Services Thurs., 1:30 p.m., at the Brample Funeral Home, 1816 Doberman St.

 

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Photo from Sunnyside Cemetery, Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Clay

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 2 Sept 1888 and died _____ March 1945, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his brother Rolla Albert Alford in this compilation.

            The left side of this obituary was cut off by one or two letters.

            From CA Deaths: John C. Alford died 11 March 1945 in Los Angeles Co., born 2 Sept 1888 in KS, mother’s maiden name Havey.

            On John Clifford Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he signed his full name and confirmed his birth date. He was age 28, married, living in Long Beach, CA.

            CA Births lists the births of 5 daughters listed in the obituary (not Elizabeth), all born in Los Angeles Co. from 1923–1933), mother’s maiden name Aten.

            CA Deaths lists John Aten Alford, born 1913 in KS and died in 1995 in Los Angeles Co., mother’s maiden name Aten.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage, partially from Ancestry family trees: John Clifford 1888 KS1, William John 1863 OH2, Charles 1812 CT3, Jonas 1775 CT4, Pelatiah 1739 CT5, Josiah 1696 CT6, Josiah 1649 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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JOHN CALVIN HALFORD

 

EVENING TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Thursday, 23 April 1987

 

            Services for John C. Halford, 80, of National City, will be at 10 a.m. tomorrow in Greenwood Mortuary. Burial will be in Greenwood Memorial Park. He died Tuesday [April 21] in a hospital.

            Mr. Halford, a native of Texas, lived in the county 43 years. He was a furniture dealer and last worked at Millie’s Clothing and Furniture Store.

            Survivors include two sons, Tommy Halford of San Diego and Rowland Lewis of National City; a daughter, Loise Barnhart of Texas; 10 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, CJ Jackson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John Halford (SS# issued in TX) was born 2 Feb 1907 and died _____ Apr 1987, last residence National City, San Diego Co., CA.

            From CA Deaths: John Calvin Halford was born 18 Feb 1907 [different than SSDI] in TX and died 21 Apr 1987 in San Diego Co., CA, mother’s maiden name McCoy.

            He may be the son of _____ Steveson—see his mother.

 

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JOHN DINTON ALFORD

 

DAILY FACTS

Redlands, San Bernardino Co., CA—Monday, 18 April 1966

 

            Died in Loma Linda, Calif., April 14, 1966, John D. Alford, 1002 S. California street, Calimesa, aged 79 years, native of Texas, and resident of Calimesa for 30 years.

            Deceased is survived by his wife, Mrs. Pansy Alford of Calimesa, the following children: Lavern Alford of San Diego; 11 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren, and the following sister: Mrs. Nettie Shepard of Lovington, New Mexico.

            Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Emmerson Yucaipa Mortuary chapel. Rev. Burt V. Pauley, pastor of the Church of Christ church, officiating. Interment in Hillside Memorial Park.

 

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Photo from Hillside Memorial Park, Redlands, San Bernardino Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Barbara LeClaire

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 16 Nov 1886 and died _____ Apr 1966, last residence Calimesa, Riverside Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Pansy Mardella Tuttle Alford; and son Albert Leeroy Alford in this compilation.

            From CA Deaths: John D. Alford was born 16 Nov 1886 and died 14 Apr 1966 in San Bernardino Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Wilson.

            Texas Birth Index, 1903–1997 (Ancestry), Amendment to Certificate of Birth, lists the birth of Laverne Miller Alford, born 6 July 1916 in Lockney, Floyd Co., TX, son of John Ditton Alford and Pansy Mardella Tuttle. (AAFA has his middle name as Dinton.)

            On John D. Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 33, an electrician living in Floydada, Floyd Co., TX. He says he was born 16 Nov 1885, and his nearest relative is Mrs. Pansy Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            His lineage: John Dinton TX 18861, Charles Miller 1853 TX2, Thomas 1806 GA3, Baldy 1784 NC4, Isham 1755 NC5.

 

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JOHN D. “JACK” ALFORD

 

THE TRIBUNE

San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo Co., CA—2 October 2003

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

            John “Jack” Alford, 86, of Los Osos died Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2003, at his home.

            Jack was a Wyo. resident, retired professor and golf coach at the University of Wyoming. He and his wife Anne came here for the sun and ocean.

            Jack enjoyed golf, bridge, horse racing, and the many wonderful friends he made here. Anne died three years ago and Jack successfully adjusted his life to be an independent man.

            Jack lived passionately and died consciously surrounded by his proud children, Jim, Robin, Rich and Jeff….

 

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University of Wyoming

College of Education—Fall 2003

 

 

            Jack served the university for over forty years. He was involved in a number of adult education activities: veterans appraiser, director of correspondence study, coordinator of audiovisual services, director of Adult Education and Community Services (1968-1972), and professor. An extremely popular instructor, Jack helped teachers throughout the state improve their instructional techniques.

            John “Jack” Alford, a former longtime Laramie resident, died at his home in Los Osos, California, Wednesday, September 24, 2003.

            He was born in 1917 in New York and moved to Wyoming during the Depression where he worked on the oil pipelines before attending the University of Wyoming.

            He married Annabeth Hegewald in 1943. He later enlisted in the U.S. Army and fought in Europe during World War II as a second lieutenant. After the war he returned to Laramie and continued his studies at UW, graduating with a Ph.D. in Education.

            He was director of education and audio visual services and later became a professor in the Department of Education. He was also the UW golf coach and a co-founder of Jacoby Golf Course.

            He is survived by his children Jim Alford, Robin Alford Nelson, Rich Alford and Jeff Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John D. Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 21 Apr 1917, last residence Los Osos, San Luis Obispo Co., CA.

            SSDI records show that Anne B. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 28 Feb 1921, died 19 Nov 2000, last residence Los Osos, San Luis Obispo Co., CA.

            On the 1930 census in Buffalo, Erie Co., NY, John D. Alford, age 12 NY, is listed with his parents, Stanley H. Alford, 34 NY, and Edith L. Alford, 34 PA, and younger siblings Elizabeth A. 10 NY and Robert 2-3/12 NY.

 

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JOHN D’ARCY HALFORD

 

MERCED SUN-STAR

Merced, Merced Co., CA—Tuesday, 26 July 2005

 

            John D’Arcy Halford January 16, 1910 ~ July 18, 2005 John was born on January 16, 1910, and passed away on July 18, 2005.

            John was born in England, then he came to New Jersey in 1933. Most of his working years were spent in Marblehead, MA where he worked in sales for International Multi Foods, Corp. At retirement he moved to Sarasota FL where he served as a docent at the Ringling Brothers Museum. He was also a member of Show Folks and St. Andrews Society in Sarasota. He has lived in Atwater and Mariposa for 10 years and was a member of Masonic Lodge #24 in Mariposa. He was an avid follower of the Stock Market.

            He is survived by daughters, Mary (Halford) Roberts of Atwater and Laura Sisk of Indianapolis, TN, sons, John Halford Jr. of Schaghticoke, NY, David Halford of Sandy, UT, and Nicholas Halford of Troy, NY. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 25 great-grandchildren.

            A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2005 at 3:00 p.m. at the Merced Masonic Center.... All arrangements are under the direction of Allen Mortuary, Turlock.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of John D. Halford (SS# issued in NY), last residence Atwater, Merced Co., CA.

 

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JOHN EDWARD ALFORD

 

SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY SUN

San Bernardino, San Bernardino Co., CA—Thursday, 25 August 1932

 

HITCH HIKER KILLED IN FALL FROM TRUCK

 

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 24—John Alford, 20 years old, hitchhiker of Kansas City, Kan., was killed yesterday when knocked from a hay truck by the low hanging branch of a tree.

            Cecil Fine and Lewis E. Walters, also from Kansas City, escaped uninjured.

 

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Photo from Maple Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lynda McGinnis

 

AAFA NOTES: He was the son of Edward Alford, born about 1872 in IN, and May Cox, who are also buried at Maple Hill Cemetery.

 

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JOHN EDWIN “JACK” ALVORD

John E Alvord & Juanita Gebert

John E. Alvord & Juanita Gebert

Photo from clair lawrence’s Lawrence-Pine Family Tree (Ancestry) - used with permission

 

EVENING TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Wednesday, 15 February 1984

 

            Services for Jack E. Alvord Sr., 76, a 51-year resident of San Diego who recently moved to Joshua Tree, Calif., were today in Greenwood Mortuary. Entombment was in Greenwood Mausoleum. He died Thursday [February 9] in a hospital in Loma Linda, Calif.

            Mr. Alvord was born in Minnesota and owned the Alvord Concrete Co. He served in the Navy’s Sea Bees during World War II.

            Survivors include his wife, Juanita; two sons, Jack, of El Cajon, and Leroy, of Anaheim; two brothers, Bill of San Diego, and Justin of Exeter, Calif.; three sisters, Frances Craig of San Diego, Betty Krehbiel of St. Louis and Milicent Murray of Georgia; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, D Martin

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John Alvord (SS# issued in CA) was born 19 Apr 1907 and died _____ Feb 1984, last residence Joshua Tree, San Bernardino Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Juanita Grace Gebert Alvord; and brother, Justin Lyle Alvord, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his daughter-in-law Ardith Winona Johnson Alvord in Idaho Obituaries; and of his sister Mildred Caroline Alvord Murray in Georgia Obituaries.

            From CA Deaths: John Edwin Alvord died on 9 Feb 1984 in San Bernardino Co. He was b. 19 Apr 1907, mother’s maiden name Bunting.

            In 1920 John is listed with his parents and siblings in St. Paul Ward 2 (District 30), Ramsey Co., MN, dwelling #118: Justin L. Alvard, carpenter age 47 b. MN (parents b. Long Island and Germany); his wife Elizabeth B. 38 b. PA; and children: Justin L. 21 MO hatmaker; Haser R. 14 MN; John E. 12 MN; Frances H. 10 MN; Mildred B. 9 MN; and Hazel E. 3-11/12 MN.

            Family trees on Ancestry provide the lineage for Justin Lyle Alvord, born 25 Dec 1873 in St. Paul, MN; married Elizabeth Philler Bunting on 17 Feb 1897 in St. Louis, MO; died 8 March 1943. He is buried in the Los Angeles National Cemetery as a U.S. Army Veteran.

            Justin’s grandfather, Justin Alvord, is listed on p. 142 of The Burke and Alvord Memorial (1864), with his birth date and the notation that he “went west.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His ALVORD lineage: John Edwin 1907 MN1, Justin Lyle 1872 MN2, William Edwin 1845 NY3, Justin 1805 MA4, Justin 1763 MA5, Job 1729 MA6, John 1685 MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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NNNN JOHN HARMON ALFORD, SR.

 

OAKLAND TRIBUNE

Oakland, Alameda Co., CA—Thursday, 11 February 1960

 

 

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OAKLAND TRIBUNE

Oakland, Alameda Co., CA—Wednesday, 10 February 1960

 

            Alford, John Harmon Sr., in Oakland, February 9, 1960, beloved husband of Daisy G. Alford; loving father of Franklin B. Alford and John Harmon Alford Jr.; brother of Nell Kaiser of Palo Alto, D.M. Alford of Oakland, and the late Grace Hallett, Temple Bosworth, Robert Alford and Susan White. Also leaves three grandchildren.

            A native of Cottonwood; aged 74 years. A member of Woodstock Lodge No. 491, F. and A.M. and the Pioneer Club of the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company.

            Friends are respectfully invited to attend funeral services Friday, February 12 at 3 p.m. at the Fruitvale chapel of the Clarence N. Cooper Mortuaries, 1580 Fruitvale Avenue. Interment, Evergreen Cemetery, Oakland….

 

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Photo from Evergreen Cemetery, Oakland, Alameda Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, B J

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his son Franklin Bradley Alford; and brother Robert Hudson Alford in this compilation.

            From CA Deaths: John H. Alford was born 12 March 1885 in CA and died 9 Feb 1960 in Alameda Co., mother’s maiden name Murch.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1. This genealogy lists Hudson Alford as the son of James Lodwick Alford, but that is questionable based on Hudson’s birth date relative to the birth dates of his father and siblings.

            His lineage: John Harmon 1885 CA1, John Harmon 1839 LA2, Robert Temple 1814 MS3, Julius 1785 NC4, Hudson 1760 NC5, James Lodwick 1749 NC6.

 

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JOHN STEWART ALFORD

 

APPEAL-DEMOCRAT

Marysville, Yuba Co., CA—Saturday, 29 December 2018

 

            John Stewart Alford, 66, of Challenge, CA, passed away December 16, 2018. Arrangements are under the direction of Lipp & Sullivan Funeral Directors….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list his death.

            We included the obituary of his brother Robert Preston Alford in North Carolina Obituaries.

            From North Carolina, Birth Indexes (Ancestry): John Stewart Alford was born 7 Oct 1952 in Franklin Co., NC, sonof Ollit Thomas Alford and Hortense Matilda Clifton.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: John Stewart 1952 NC1, Ollie Thomas 1912 NC2, Garland Dorcas 1881 NC3, William Thomas 1849 NC4, Julius 1823 NC5, Thomas 1795 GA6, John 1747 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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JOHN T. ALFORD

 

DAILY PRESS

Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—Saturday, 21 August 1943

 

            Near Banning, Calif., Aug. 16, 1943, Sgt. John T. Alford, aged 22 years. Beloved husband of Mrs. Wanda June Alford of Fort Smith [Sebastian Co.], Ark. Loved son of Mrs. Lyla Alford of Fort Smith, Ark.

            The remains will be forwarded by the E.H. Preston Funeral Home to San Francisco, Calif. for services and interment.

 

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DAILY PRESS

Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—Friday, 20 August 1943

 

NAMES OF CRASH VICTIMS RELEASED

 

            Funeral arrangements for seven of the nine men killed in the crash Monday night of a four-motored bomber near Whitewater are being completed by the Preston funeral home in Riverside. The two other bodies were taken to Blythe, it is understood.

            The plane, from Blythe Army air base, burned when it crashed and none of the crew escaped. Wreckage was located about 15 miles north of Palm Springs.

            Cause of the crash is being investigated by a military board.

            Dead were:

 

            Second Lt. Martin Christian Hoyer, 22, Richmond.

            Second Lt. Charles T. Wellbrook, 22, Chillicothe, Ohio.

            Second Lt. Harry M. Brown, Wichita, Kan.

            Second Lt. George H. Schaub, 22, Palmerton, Pa.

            Sgt. John T. Alford, Jr., 22, Fort Smith, Ark.

            Sgt. Pincus H. Auslander, 22, New York.

            Sgt. Carl D. Dohner, 24, Palmyra, Pa.

            Sgt. Edward G. Seibel, 22, Pittsburgh, Pa.

            Sgt. Patrick E. McDonagh, 22, Malone, N.Y.

 

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Photo from Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Billy J Baugh

 

AAFA NOTES: From CA Deaths: Sgt. John T. Alford was born 14 May 1921 and died 16 Aug 1943 in Riverside Co., CA.

            We included the obituary of his sister Margaret Louise Alford Hendricks in Arkansas Obituaries.

            From his Find A Grave memorial: “Sergeant Alford was a crewmember aboard U.S. Army Air Corps B-24D Liberator #42-40368, Blythe Army Air Base. Killed in crash eight miles north of Palm Springs, California.”

            In 1940, Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., AR, Jack Alford, age 18, is living with his parents, J.T. Alford 46 and Lyla Alford 45, and 4 sisters. All were born in KS.

            In 1930, Fort Smith, Sebastian Co., AR, Jack Alford, age 8, is living with his parents, John T. Alford 36 and Lyla Alford 35, and 3 sisters. All were born in KS.

            On John Tipton Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 23, an “Express Messenger” for Wells Fargo Express Co., living in Emporia, Lyon Co., KS. He says he was born 8 July 1893 in Hazelton, Barber Co., KS. He has a wife and one child and is missing one finger.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #11.

            His lineage: John T. 1921 KS1, John Tipton 1893 KS2, William Calvin 1848 TN3, Meshack Tipton 1828 TN4, Charles 1790 NC5.

 

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JOHN THOMAS ALFORD

Great-Grandfather of Edward Lewis Alford, AAFA #1357

 

MODESTO BEE

Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA—26 March 1935

 

TURLOCK, March 26—John Thomas Alford, 75, died last night at the family home on south Broadway after an extended illness. Alford was born in Wisconsin and had lived in the Turlock district the last thirty years.

            Besides his widow, Mrs. Mary Alford he leaves a son, Fred Alford of Turlock, two daughters, Mrs. Tillie Price, Turlock, and Mrs. Kate Maddux, Modesto; a brother, William G. Alford of Santa Ana and a sister, Mrs. Mary Perez of Chino.

            Funeral arrangements are in charge of the O’Hara Funeral Home.

 

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MODESTO BEE

Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA—28 March 1935

 

TURLOCK, March 27—Last rites were conducted to-day at the O’Hara Funeral Home for John Thomas Alford, 75, who died Monday night after an extended illness. Interment was in the Turlock Cemetery.

            Alford was a native of Wisconsin and had lived in the Turlock district the last thirty years.

            Besides his widow, Mrs. Mary Alford, he leaves a son, two daughters, a brother and sister.

 

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Photo from Turlock Memorial Park, Turlock, Stanilaus Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Benita Moore

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his children Fred Clarence Alford, Kathryn Ellen Alford Maddux, and Tillie Mae Alford Price Brooks Commons; and brother Samuel Hockings Alford in this compilation.

            John Thomas Alford was the son of Thomas Frederick Alford and Mary Hockings, both born in England.

            Benita Moore, great-granddaughter of John Thomas Alford, posted the gravestone photos at FindAGrave.com. She reports that John Thomas Alford was born 16 May 1859 in Iowa Co., WI; and his wife, Mary Jane Fender, was born 29 July 1870 in Laclede, Linn Co., MO.

            His lineage, from Ancestry family trees: John Thomas 1859 WI1, Thomas Frederick 1828 England2, Thomas 1799 England3, William 1770 England4.

 

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JOHN VERNON “JACK” ALFORD

Father of Patricia Ann Alford DeGrofft, AAFA #0203

 

Jack Alford

Photo from his daughter Patty Alford Degrofft

 

Patricia DeGrofft compiled the following article with information from these sources:

 

DAILY NEWS

Red Bluff, Tehama Co., CA—12 July 1989

 

CASCADE CATTLEMAN, 14 August 1989

An Associated Press Report

 

Included in AAFA ACTION, September 1989

 

RED BLUFF, CALIFORNIA—An afternoon grass fire on Reeds Creek Road west of Red Bluff sparked a chain of events that led to the death July 11th of prominent Red Bluff cattleman Jack Alford.

            Alford, a fifth-generation native of Tehama County died at the Alford Home Ranch as he worked to save the ranch house and his wife, Betty, from a wind-driven range fire that scorched 522 acres of rangeland and burned to within 100 feet of the residence.

            The 64-year old rancher—who only 30 minutes earlier had walked away from the wreckage of his pick-up when it had plunged 75 feet into a creek bed—collapsed and died after wetting his home’s wood-shake roof in order to keep it from catching fire.

            “He was trying to save his home and our mom” said Alford’s 38-year-old son and ranch partner, Jim Alford, who had arrived at the family’s Alford Home Ranch while a fire crew from the California Department of Forestry struggled to revive his father.

            “When I arrived, the forestry men were administering CPR,” Alford said, “but I could tell he was already expired.”

            The fire fighters, who relieved Alford’s wife and a local ranch hand after they had begun CPR on Alford, continued the resuscitation efforts until paramedics from St. Elizabeth Hospital could arrive and take over the unsuccessful effort.

            Alford was reportedly on his way to a neighboring ranch when he blacked out. He had gone there earlier where he helped direct firefighters to the blaze and save the home there. The fire was started by the carelessness of a 12-year old boy riding an all-terrain vehicle in which the heat of the engine and exhaust caused extreme dry rangeland to burst into flames.

            The pickup was totaled when it plunged 75 feet and landed on its roof at the bottom of Eliza Creek. Alford who suffered a four inch gash in his scalp and numerous broken ribs crawled out of the pick-up and through thick vines 1/4 mile down the creekbed and back up the embankment towards his home when a passing ranch hand stopped and gave him a ride.      “I don’t know how he ever walked away from the accident,” said Jim Alford. “It amazed me when I saw it myself.” After returning home the elder Alford saw the approaching fire and climbed on to his roof with a hose. He worked for some 30 minutes to wet it down before he climbed back down and collapsed without a word, Jim Alford said.

            Alford was born January 5, 1925 at the Los Molinos Colony ranch home of his maternal grandparents, John Henry and Magdelina (Heine) Dayton. Born to Roy V. and Bernice Florence Alford, California cattle ranchers, he received his early schooling in a one room schoolhouse in the Hunter district west of Red Bluff. He graduated from Red Bluff High School where he received honors as a State Farmer in FFA and for his athletic ability in football. He served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps in World War II before he returned to the county and in 1948, married Betty Louise Stone of El Camino, at Carmel CA September 12th.

            The couple has two children, Jim and Patti Ann, and continue the Alford family’s tradition of cattle ranching that first began when Alford’s great-great grandfather, Robert Temple Alford, walked across the plains from Arkansas and settled in Tehama County in 1856.

            Alford, whose family has been raising cattle in the Hunter District since the turn of the century, ran a commercial stocker-steer operation that supplied cattle for feedlots in Coalinga, CA and Pasco, WA.

            Alford was president of the Tehama County Cattleman’s Association in 1964-65 and was named Cattleman of the Year by the group in 1987. He was chairman of the Red Bluff Sale Committee and was a director of the Red Bluff Round-Up for 35 years. He also volunteered his efforts for the past 40 years as a member of the Elks Lodge “Kitchen Krew” that prepared meals at the Cattlemans and Woolgrowers Field Days and other events.

            Alford had been a member of the Junior Livestock Auction Committee since 1959. He was honored by the group in 1980 for his contribution toward making the program a success for youths involved in agriculture.

            He was recognized by the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service in 1959, when he was awarded California Rangeman of the Year. He also served as a member of the local ASCS Range Improvement Committee.

            But mostly, Alford spent his time working on his ranch and helping neighboring ranchers at springtime brandings working in a way son Jim Alford said came most naturally to him.

            “The neighbors liked him because he always took the widest circle,” he said. “He was the best cowboy. It was what he did all his life and it’s what he did best. He’ll be sorely missed.”

            Alford is survived by his wife Betty Alford; his son Jim Alford, and his wife, Vicki, and their children, Quinn Roy and Abigail Paige, all of Red Bluff; his daughter Patti Ann Alford-Degrofft of Pendleton, Oregon and her husband Duane, and their children, Ryan and Tiah Jill. Also of Red Bluff, a sister (Mrs. Jack) Elaine Owens and an aunt, Ethel Alford Peterson.

            Alford was buried in the Alford Family Plot at Oak Hill Cemetery in Red Bluff.

 

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Photo from Oak Hill Cemetery, Red Bluff, Tehama Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Flintstone

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Betty Louise Stone Alford; and his sister Elaine Melvina Alford Owens in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1. This genealogy lists Hudson Alford as the son of James Lodwick Alford, but that is questionable based on Hudson’s birth date relative to the birth dates of his father and siblings.

            His lineage: John Vernon “Jack” 1925 CA1, Roy Vernon 1904 CA2, Robert Temple 1874 CA3, Julius Marion 1845 AR4, Robert Temple 1814 MS5, Julius 1785 NC6, Hudson 1760 NC7, James Lodwick 1749 NC8.

 

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JOHN WESLEY ALFORD

Grandfather of Dorothy Alford Smith, AAFA #0918, Elmyra Elizabeth Alford McWhinney, AAFA #0930; and Kenneth Lee Alford, AAFA #0934

 

THE RECORD-UNION

Sacramento, Sacramento, CA—Sunday, 7 February 1897

 

COWARDLY MURDER AT WATSONVILLE.

A POLICE OFFICER FOUND IN THE STREET WITH A BULLET HOLE IN HIS TEMPLE

LIVED SEVERAL HOURS, BUT NEVER REGAINED CONSCIOUSNESS.

 

SANTA CRUZ, Feb. 6—At 9 o’clock this morning the body of night watchman John W. Alford was found in front of Days saloon in Watsonville with a bullet wound in the temple. His hat, which was powder-burned, lay near him. One chamber of Alford’s pistol was empty. It is clearly a case of murder, which the officers are now investigating. So far there is no clue. Alford has been night watchman for about a year. He was formerly a resident of Boulder Creek.

            Up to this evening no clue has been discovered to unravel the mystery of Alford’s death. The evidence points to murder. The bullet passed through the temple, passing upward to the brain. He lived four hours after being shot, but never regained consciousness.

            Alford enforced the laws against keeping open the saloons of Watsonville after midnight, and the result was several arrests, one saloonkeeper forfeiting his license. Bitter feeling was engendered among all the night rounders against Alford. Some of his friends advised him to resign, fearing harm would result, and he said he would resign in the spring, when he expected to secure other employment. The fact that no powder burns were found on the temple dissipates the suicide theory. The Coroner s Inquest will be held Monday.

            Alford was 41 years old and leaves a widow and eight children.

 

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SAN FRANCISCO CALL

San Francisco, CA—Sunday, 7 February 1897

 

FOUND DYING ON HIS BEAT

NIGHT WATCHMAN ALFORD OF WATSONVILLE KILLED BY A BULLET

BELIEVED TO HAVE ATTEMPTED AN ARREST AND ENCOUNTERED RESISTANCE

ROUGH CHARACTER UNDER SUSPICION SUDDENLY DISAPPEARS FROM THE TOWN

 

WATSONVILLE, Cal., Feb. 6—Night Watchman John W. Alford was found dying on the sidewalk on Lower Main street at 2:30 o’clock this morning. Near his hand lay a pistol and a bullet had penetrated his brain. He expired at 7 o’clock without regaining consciousness. Indications point to a cold-blooded murder.

            “Jack” Bode [sic] and Carrie Smith, who have figured in the justice courts here at different times in the past, are believed to know more of the officer’s death than they have revealed. About 8:30 o’clock this morning Carrie Smith awakened Belle Anderson, a resident of the tenderloin district, and told her that Alvord [sic] had shot himself.

            Miss Anderson dressed herself and accompanied the Smith woman to where she found Alford lying on the sidewalk, bleeding from a bullet wound in his head. She at once blew her police-whistle, Officer Fiske arrived and the dying watchman was taken to Dr. Watter’s sanitarium, where he lingered for several hours. There are several theories in regard to the shooting. Some of the local officers contend that it was a case of suicide, but can give no reason for such a course. It seems that “Jack” Bodie was given six months in the County Jail or the privilege of leaving the county some time ago when arraigned on a charge of vagrancy. He returned to Watsonville on Thursday evening.

            Officer Alford had threatened to arrest him if he ever returned, and as he had been seen last evening it is believed that Alford attempted to do his duty and was killed for his trouble. Bodie has not been seen since.

            Miss Smith was detained for an interview by the Sheriff, but has since been dismissed on her own recognizance. The inquest has been postponed until Monday, so as to give the officers more time to work on the case.

            Alford was a member of the United Workmen and leaves a widow and eight children.

 

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SAN FRANCISCO CALL

San Francisco, CA—8 February 1897

 

WATSONVILLE’S MYSTERY

SHERIFF BESSE BELIEVES WATCHMAN ALFORD COMMITTED SUICIDE

 

WATSONVILLE, Cal., Feb. 7—The inquest in the case of Night Watchman John W. Alford, who was found dying with a pistol wound in the head on the street yesterday morning, will be held tomorrow. People here are still divided between the theories of suicide and murder. Sheriff Besse, who came from Santa Cruz, believes it to be a case of suicide, and so does Dr. Watters, who first, examined the body. The question as to whether the pistol had been recently fired, or whether it was Alford’s custom to keep one chamber empty, will be investigated by the Deputy Coroner. The funeral of Alford took place this afternoon.

 

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SAN FRANCISCO CALL

San Francisco, CA—9 February 1897

 

WATSONVILLE, Cal., Feb. 8—The inquest on the body of Night Watchman Alford, who was killed on Friday night, was not concluded to-day. It was shown that the pistol had been held close to his head, as powder marks were found on his hat. It is generally believed that Alford was murdered. “Jack” Bodie, who had quarreled with him, has not been arrested, as it is proved that he was not in town at the time of the killing. The inquest will be continued to-morrow.

 

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SAN FRANCISCO CALL

San Francisco, CA—13 February 1897

 

“SPANISH CARRIE” LODGED IN JAIL PENDING FURTHER INQUIRY INTO WATCHMAN ALFORD’S DEATH

 

SANTA CRUZ, Cal., Feb. 12—Carrie Smith, sometimes known as Carrie Ward, but more commonly called “Spanish Carrie,” of Watsonville, has been lodged in the County Jail here to await investigation by District Attorney Carl Lindsay of the facts and circumstances that led the Coroner’s jury to its verdict in the death of Night Watchman Alford, who was found dying on a street in Watsonville last Saturday morning. The verdict of the jury could be taken to mean either suicide or murder without expressing the jury’s opinion, as it merely stated the facts that were patent to the most casual observer—that Alford came to his death by a gunshot wound and the jury did not know who fired the gun.

            Spanish Carrie, by her own evidence, was with Alford on the street just before the shot was fired. They quarreled about her intention to return to live with Jack Bodie, the inference being that Alford was jealous of Bodie. The quarrel reached the point of Altord’s threatening to shoot the woman if she did not get off the street and go home, so she says. The advocates of the suicide theory say Alford feared the woman might expose his relations with her and her associates, and decided then and there to end the disgrace he had brought upon himself and his family by taking his life. That has been the view expressed by the Sheriff’s office. But Sheriff Besse doesn’t always express his real opinions too early in a case when his statements are likely to be printed.

            The District Attorney took the precaution to permit no charge of negligence to be laid at the door of his office. Spanish Carrie may know more, and she may even know less of the killing of John Alford than she told. She is of that walk in life traveled by many who have as small regard for truth as for virtue. The people of Watsonville generally believe murder was done.

 

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Photo from Pioneer Cemetery, Watsonville, Santa Cruz Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor Dave Francis, deceased

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his children Edna L. Alford Oest, Fred Alford, Harry Newton Alford, and Pearl E. Alford Devincenzi; mother, Martha Caroline Young Alford; and brothers Thomas Newton Alford and William Alexander Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his daughter Ethel Harriet Alford Perrin in Utah Obituaries.

            In 1880, Watsonville, Santa Cruz Co., CA, John Alford, 27 IL carpenter, is living with his wife Mary E. 20 CA, and 2 daughters, Hatty 2 CA and Edna 6/12 CA. Next door is his mother, widow Martha C. Alford, 50 TN.

            In 1900, still in Watsonville: Mary E. Alford, 39 b. Dec 1860 in CA, widow, 7 children, 7 living; and children Harry, Freddie, Pearl, and Wesley.

            In 1870 John is with his mother in Eden, Alameda Co., CA: Martha Alford, 42 TN, William 19 TN, John 18 IL, Julia 15 IL, and Thomas 11 IL.

            In 1860 the family is in Palmyra, Macoupin Co., IL: Matthew N. Alford, 41 AL, farmer; Martha C. 38 TN; and children Charles 17 TN, William F. 10 TN, John H. 7 IL, Julia E. 5 IL, and Thomas N. 5/12 IL.

            In 1850 they are in Subdivision 20, Roane Co., TN: Matthew M. Alford, 31 AL, farming; Martha C. 29 TN; Charles 7 TN; and infant (m) 1/12 TN. Next door is the family of Charles Alford, 61 NC, Mary 55 TN, and Sarah 13 TN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #11.

            His lineage: John Wesley 1853 IL1, Matthew Nelson 1819 AL2, Charles 1790 NC3.

 

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JOHN WIGGINS ALFORD

Brother of Frances Willard Alford Franklin, AAFA #0799

Uncle of Joanna Lynn “JoLynn” Alford Henderson Lear Long, AAFA #0718

Uncle of Claudette Alford Taylor, AAFA #0800

 

Photo from his niece JoLynn Alford Long

Used with permission

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—3 January 2003

 

Feb. 2, 1923-Dec. 26, 2002

 

            John W. Alford, 79, of La Mesa died Dec. 26. He was born in Mississippi and was a master sergeant in the Air Force.

            Survivors include his wife, Gladys Alford; daughter, Deborah E. Alford of Oceanside; sons, John W. Alford Jr. of Houston and Donald Alford of Castro Valley; six grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

            Services: 2 p.m. Jan. 11, Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church, 2766 Navajo Road, El Cajon. Arrangements: Greenwood Mortuary.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of John w. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence La Mesa, San Diego Co., CA.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, Elbert Robert Alford Sr. and Annie Willard Wiggins Alford, in Mississippi Obituaries; his siblings Claude Hines Alford Sr. and Frances Willard Alford Franklin in Missouri Obituaries; and his brother Elbert Robert Alford Jr. in Texas Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known and Suspected Descendants of Peachman Alford b. ca 1795 VA.

            His lineage: John Wiggins 1923 MS1, Elbert Robert 1897 MS2, Ephraim D. 1827 SC3, Peachman 1795 VA4.

 

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JOHNIE ALFORD, SR.

 

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE

Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—Tuesday, 20 July 1993

 

            Services for Johnie Alford Sr., 75, will be at 11 a.m. today at Tillie’s Memorial Chapel in San Bernardino. He died of cancer July 10 at his home in Moreno Valley. Burial will be in Olivewood Cemetery in Riverside.

            Mr. Alford was born in Clarksville [Red River Co.], Texas. He had lived in Moreno Valley since 1971, when he opened his own landscaping business. Before that, he worked for Kaiser Steel in Fontana. He retired in the early 1980s.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, LouSetta; three sons, Kenneth and Dennis, both of Moreno Valley, and Johnie Jr. of Highland; five daughters, Florida Mae Richardson of Barstow and Carol, Karla, Agnes and Christina, all of Moreno Valley; 12 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a brother, Alfred of Moreno Valley; and a sister, Florida Bee Priestly of Lubbock, Texas.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his children Dennis Earl Alford and Karla Kaye Alford; and his brother Alfred Charles Alford in this compilation.

            CA Deaths lists Johnie Alford, born 12 Feb 1918 in TX, died 10 July 1993 in Riverside Co., mother’s maiden name Kirkland.

 

1930 CENSUS

Precinct 6, Red River Co., TX

 

Jerry M. Liggins     head               45        TX TX TX      Negro

Agness                    wife                42        TX TX TX      Negro

Arney Alford          stepson           17        TX TX TX      Negro

Delbert                    stepson           13        TX TX TX      Negro

Johnie                     stepson             9        TX TX TX      Negro

Clemie                    stepson             7        TX TX TX      Negro

A.C.                        stepson             6        TX TX TX      Negro

Floida B.                 stepdau    4-2/12        TX TX TX      Negro

 

1920 CENSUS

Precinct 6, Red River Co., TX

 

John P. Alford        head               40        TX TX TX      Black

Agnes                     wife                36        TX LA LA      Black

Jossie                      stepdau           15        TX TX LA      Black

Theordor                 stepson           11        TX TX LA      Black

Ermer                      son           6-3/12        TX TX LA      Black

Delbert                    son           5-1/12        TX TX LA      Black

John                        son           2-2/12        TX TX LA      Black

Pearl Johnston        niece         9-4/12        TX TX LA      Black

 

            On John Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 39, born 28 Jan 1879. He is a Negro farmer living in Red River Co., TX, and has lost one eye.

            In 2019, a Find A Grave photographer reported that he has no gravestone.

            His lineage: Johnie 1918 TX1, John P. 1879 TX2, Ruben 1859 MS3.

 

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NNNN JOHNNIE JERLINE “JERI” JAMES ALFORD

 

DESERT SUN

Palm Springs, Riverside Co., CA—Wednesday, 15 November 2014

 

 Johnnie Jerline “Jeri” <I>James</I> Alford

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Charles “Chuck” Alford, in this compilation.

            In 2019, Wiefels Palm Springs Mortuary, which handled funeral arrangements for her husband, reported that they did not arrange Johnnie’s funeral. She is not listed on the Forest Lawn Memorial Park website.

            From:

 

DESERT SUN

Palm Springs, Riverside Co., CA—Friday, 18 March 2011

 

 

 

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JOHNNIE LEE ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Friday, 11 August 2006

 

Nov. 11, 1931-Aug. 4, 2006

 

            Johnnie Lee Alford, 74, of La Mesa died Aug. 4. He was born in Hope [Hempstead Co.], Ark., and was a sandblaster for a construction company. He served in the Army.

            Survivors include his wife, Bobbie Alford; daughter, Teresa Fletcher; son, Ricky Alford; stepdaughters, Janet Green and Tammye Scott; stepsons, Albert Merritt and Lonzie Belcher; brother, Luther Shaw; 15 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

            Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Anderson-Ragsdale Mortuary, 5050 Federal Blvd., San Diego.

            Services: 10 a.m. Monday at the mortuary.

            Interment: 1:15 p.m. Tuesday, Riverside National Cemetery, 22495 Van Buren Blvd., Riverside.

 

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Photo from Riverside National Cemetery, Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, CRob

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Johnnie L. Alford (SS# issued in AR), last residence La Mesa, San Diego Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Bobbie Jean Dillihunt Scott Alford, in this compilation.

            CA Marriages lists Johnnie L. Alford, age 36, married Bobbie J. Dillihunt, age 26, on 29 June 1968 in San Diego, San Diego Co., CA. In another record, she is listed as Bobbie J. Scott.

 

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JON NEIL ALFORD, JR.

 

SANTA MARIA TIMES

Santa Maria, Santa Barbara Co., CA—Tuesday, 24 February 2015

 

            Jon Neil Alford, Jr (44), passed away suddenly in his home in the early hours of February 14, 2015.

            Jon was born and raised in Santa Maria, February 5, 1971. He attended Valley Christian Academy, Santa Maria High School and Allan Hancock College.

            He had worked as a dishwasher for Pearl East Restaurant, and a deliverer for California Overnight both in Santa Maria. But he’s probably most remembered for, the more than 13 years as a Paint Estimator at California Pro-Painting Inc. in Santa Maria. He was a hard worker, loved his job and the people he worked with. He had a sense of humor all his own and loved to surprise people.

            Jon loved his music and at a very young age self-taught himself to read, write and play electric and acoustic guitar. If he wasn’” playing his guitar he was watching his all-time favorite hockey team, the Los Angeles Kings, strive to reach the Stanley Cup. They finally did, twice!

            Everyone that knew Jon cared deeply for him. He was a wonderful son, father, “husband”, brother and co-worker.

            Jon is survived by his father Jon Alford, Sr. from Minnesota, his step-father Danny Glass, mother Linda Glass, brother, David Alford and sister, Tiffany Glass, nephew, Kenneth Alford, all Santa Maria, his beloved “wife”, Maria Amador, step-children, David, Andrea and Alejandra, grandson Nathan, all from Santa Maria, Aunt Diana, cousins Carie Lobanoff, her husband Drew Lobanoff and Cristy Best, and their children, all from Henderson, NV.

            Jon will be greatly missed by all, but never will he be forgotten. Have fun with “Gaku” and “Neto”, Jon! We will always love you. Rest in Peace.

            Donations may be made in behalf of Jon Alford Family to: The Linda Glass Memorial Fund for Jon Alford at any Rabobank, or online: https://www.youcaring.com/memorial-fundraiser/jon-alford-s-memorial-fund/308095, or by calling California Pro-Painting at (805)922-3706.

            A small grave side funeral is set for Tuesday Feb 24 at 1:30 pm at the Santa Maria Cemetery newer side off College and Battles.

            Please join family and friends for Jon’s “Celebration of Life” Memorial Saturday, February 28, 2015 at Coast Valley Worship Center, 1265 West McCoy Suite E, Santa Maria at 1:00 pm. Come share a story or two!

            Services have been entrusted to the care of Lori Family Mortuary, Santa Maria, CA (805) 922-5880.

 

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Photo from Santa Maria Cemetery District, Santa Maria, Santa Barbara Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donna Eschen

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list his death.

            From CA Births: Jon N. Alford was born 5 Feb 1971 in Santa Barbara Co., mother’s maiden name Davies.

            From CA Marriages: Jon N. Alford married Linda M. Davies on 29 Aug 1970 in Santa Barbara Co.

            From CA Divorces: Jon N. Alford and Linda M. Davies were divorced _____ Sept 1974 in Santa Barbara Co.

            From CA Births: Jon Neil Alford was born 23 Sept 1951 in San Bernardino Co., mother’s maiden name Neel.

 

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JON RICHARD “RICH” ALFORD

 

IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS

El Centro, Imperial Co., CA—Monday, 3 February 2003

 

            El Centro native and Alford Distributing owner John “Rich” Alford, 61, died in his home Saturday or Sunday night [February 2] of causes not yet determined.

            Alford took over and expanded his family’s business when his parents died and moved it from its previous site on State Street to Main Street in El Centro.

            The business, which distributes Anheuser-Busch Co. products, just celebrated its 54th year of operation. Alford was known for his participation and sponsorship of Imperial Valley events, his antique car museum and his enthusiasm for Valley history.

            After graduating from high school, Alford attended Cal Poly, Pomona, where he met his wife, Cherie. He served in the National Guard for 10 years.

            An avid collector and restorer of antique cars, he owned a Ford from every decade and many Franklins. Many of the cars were “pieces of junk” he found abandoned in the Valley and restored to immaculate condition, said his daughter, Cherisse Alford.

            In his office 28 antique cars are showcased, along with Budweiser memorabilia. Throughout his life he brought numerous groups of students through the car museum, educating them on cars and incorporating history into the tours.

            He also initiated the Sunrunners, a car club in the Valley.

            With his desk in the front office, he always had an open-door policy and never charged anyone admission to the car museum, according to those who worked with him.

            As a life-long resident of El Centro and a history buff, he prided himself on preserving the history of the Valley, said Cherisse Alford.

            “That really meant a lot to him to him, to keep the Valley heritage and history alive,” she said.

            Alford was a major contributor to the opening of the Pioneers’ Museum near Imperial Valley College.

            He is survived by Cherie Alford; daughter Cherisse Alford; son and daughter-in-law Jeff and Carolyn Alford, all of El Centro; and numerous family members and friends.

 

In another article:

 

IMPERIAL VALLEY PRESS

El Centro, Imperial Co., CA—Friday, 7 February 2003

 

John Richard Alford

March 28, 1941–Feb. 2, 2003

 

            Visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday in Hems Bros. Mortuary chapel in El Centro for Jon Richard Alford, 61, of El Centro, who died Sunday in his home. Services will be at 9 a.m. Saturday in Sts. Peter & Paul Episcopal Church in El Centro…. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery in El Centro.

            Mr. Alford was born March 28, 1941, in El Centro, where he attended schools and graduated from Central Union High School in 1959. He later graduated from Cal Poly, Pomona.

            Mr. Alford married Cherie Alford. They purchased the Alford Distributing Co. in 1978, a family business that celebrated its 54th year in business this year. The company is the exclusive distributor of Anheuser-Busch products and has received numerous civic and industry awards throughout the years.

            Mr. Alford was well known for his extensive collection of antique automobiles. What started as a small collection of cars, including a 1929 Model A that he bought for $5 developed into a world-renowned collection of Fords and Franklins. The Alford collection includes a Ford from every decade and several of the rare Franklins in the world. Alford’s Antique Car Museum is in the Alford business facility on East Main Street in El Centro.

            Mr. Alford was well known for his generous contributions to charities and events throughout the Imperial Valley. He also took pride in his involvement with festivals in Borrego Springs, Julian and Mexicali. He served in the California National Guard and was stationed at Fort Ord.

            He was integral in the groundbreaking for the Pioneers’ Museum and the Sunrunners Club of El Centro. Following in his father’s footsteps, he served on the California Beer Distributors Association board for several years.

            Survivors include his daughter, Cherisse R. Alford of Spokane, Wash.; son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Carolyn Alford of El Centro; brother, Tom Alford of Athena, Ore.; uncle, Willard Bogue of Imperial; cousins, Andy and Pinky Bogue, both of La Quinta; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            The family suggests memorials be sent to the Richard Alford Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1845, El Centro, CA 92243 or to the El Centro Regional Medical Center building campaign, 1415 Ross Ave., El Centro, CA 92243.

 

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Photo from Evergreen Cemetery, El Centro, Imperial Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mike Booth

 

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

            See the obituary of his brother Michael Aaron Alford in this compilation.

            From CA Births: Jon Richard Alford was born 28 March 1941 in Imperial Co., mother’s maiden name Bogue.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage lineage: Jon Richard 1941 CA1, Aaron Leon 1913 TX2, Thomas Zachary 1886 TX3, Zachariah/Zachary Taylor 1850 GA4, James Andrew Jackson 1814 GA5, Lodwick 1775 NC6, Julius 1750 NC7, Lodwick 1710 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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JOSEPH ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Thursday, 9 December 1909

 

DEATHS

 

            In this city, Dec. 4, 1909, Joseph Alford; a native of England, aged 63 years, 4 months, 16 days.

 

AAFA NOTES: His birth date, calculated from his age at death, is 18 July 1846. He is buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

 

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JOSEPH BALLARD “JAY” HALFORD

 

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Photo from Hood River News, Hood River, Hood River Co., OR, 21 Jan 2009

 

MERCURY NEWS

San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA—Friday, 16 January 2009

 

            Joseph Ballard “Jay” Halford passed away suddenly at his home in San Diego, CA on December 23, 2008. Jay was born in Honolulu, Hawaii on March 30, 1962 to Kendall Hutchinson Halford and Frank Atherton Halford. Jay moved with his family to San Jose, CA where his mother worked for Lockheed Martin.

            In San Jose, Jay and his brother Brock provided endless laughter, fun, and excitement and they were loved dearly. In 1980, Jay graduated top of his class from Lynbrook High School in San Jose, CA. Jay continued his education and graduated from University Utah with a degree in Business Economics in 1986. He earned scholastic awards including Pi Beta Kappa, Pi Kappa Pi, and Omicron Delta Epsilon. Jay was a member of the University of Utah ski club and a proud member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. After College, Jay pursued and earned his MBA at the prestigious Thunderbird, The American Graduate School of International Management in Phoenix, AZ. Once Jay completed his education, he became an Independent Global Investment Manager, which allowed him to follow his true passion, traveling and living all over the world. He especially enjoyed places where the windsurfing was great and the weather was warm.

            Dearly beloved son of and survived by his mother, Kendall Halford, of Salem, OR, his Aunt Barbara McGowan, Uncle Scott McGowan, Aunt Candice Chamberlain, Uncle Mike Chamberlain, and numerous cousins in Oregon and relatives in Hawaii.

            Jay was predeceased by his father, Frank Atherton Halford in 1968, and his brother, David Brocton Halford in 1998.

            Jay will be greatly missed by his family and friends, especially for the vivid tales of his travels and adventures. His family and friends will live with his unique gifts as their own, gratefully, but more painfully without him. Special friends of Jays: Randy Petersen, Dan Sparagna, Courtney Boscoe, and Andrea Boscoe. “Jay Halford…One of a kind. We loved him and deeply miss him.”

            Jay will rest in peace at Rest Lawn Garden Mortuary in Salem, Oregon. A private family service will be held at a later date.

 

 

Photos from Restlawn Memory Gardens, West Salem, Polk Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Patricia Carson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Billy J. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA.

 

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JOSEPH BURNS ALFORD

 

MODESTO BEE

Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA—Tuesday, 5 February 2013

 

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Joseph Burns Alford

Jan 3, 1930 - Jan 27, 2013

 

            Joe passed away surrounded by his loving family. Joe was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Dollie and Harold Alford and his wife, Evadine Alford.

            He is survived by his daughter Donna Merkel (Robert) of Kauai HI, Gail Jarboe (Wes) of Modesto, CA and son Eric Alford of Forest Hill, CA, his sister Janice Chancellor (Jack). Grandchildren, Jason Alford, Robert Merkel Jr., Brian Merkel and Craig Jarboe. Great-grandchildren, Tyler and Kaden Alford and Eli Merkel.

            Joe was born in Bokoshe OK. He moved to Modesto at a young age and graduated from Modesto High School in 1948. He served three years in the Coast Guards during the Korean War. He worked for Bank of America for 33 years. He enjoyed golf and traveling.

            The family gives special thanks to Valley Comfort and Community Hospice for their compassionate care.

            Services are private, under the direction of Salas Brothers Funeral Chapel.

 

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

            See the obituary of his wife, Evadine Rozell Bell Alford, in this compilation.

 

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JOSEPH F. ALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Saturday, 31 July 1915

 

DEATHS

 

            In this city, July 30, 1915, Joseph Alford, brother of Robert Alford of Lakeside; a native of Indiana, aged 78 years.

            Funeral services will be held at the chapel of H.E. Carmichael & Co., Third and Ash streets, today (Saturday), July 31, 1915, at 2 p. m., under the auspices of Heintzelman Post No. 33, G.A.R. Friends and members of the G.A R. are invited to attend.

            Interment Mt. Hope cemetery.

 

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WEEKLY NEWS TIMES

Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—Friday, 3 September 1915

 

            Joseph F. Alford, 77 years old, died at his home in Lakeside, Cal. He was born in Elkhart county and left here 35 years ago. The deceased was unmarried.

            Surviving are two brothers, James M., of this city and William of South Bend and one sister, Mrs. Ellen Chalfant of South Bend.

 

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Photo from Mount Hope Cemetery, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, D. Meserole

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his brother Robert Alford Jr. in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his parents, Robert Alford and Sarah Cart Alford; and siblings Benjamin C. Alford, Delilah Jane Alford Miller, Eleanor C. Alford Chalfant, George Washington Alford, Sarah Ann Alford Swart, and William A. Alford in Indiana Obituaries.

            He has no gravestone. His grave is next to the grave of Constance G Edwards.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Joseph F. 1837 IN1, Robert 1805 VA2, Henry 1778 VA3, John 1735 Ireland4.

 

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JOSEPH LEROY ALVORD

Uncle of Velda Lee Greenwell Coffin, AAFA #0900

 

Photo from: Frank Esshom, Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah, (Salt Lake City, UT: Utah Pioneers Book Publishing Company, 1913), p. 185

 

SALT LAKE TRIBUNE

Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT—27 February 1949

 

OGDEN—Joseph LeRoy Alvord, 65, former resident and native of West Weber, Weber county, died Friday at 11:30 p.m. Modesto, Cal., after a lingering illness. He was born Aug 20, 1883, in West Weber, son of Joseph B. and Sarah E. Mower Alvord. He moved to southern California 26 years ago and resided in the Los Angeles area.

            In the Los Angeles Stake, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, he was a member of the high priests’ quorum and was active in church work. As a young man he filled a mission for the LDS church in Holland.

            Survivors include the following sons and daughters: Joseph Byron and LeRoy Alvord, Mr. Nadine Andreason and Mrs. Norma Owens, Los Angeles; Mrs. Thelma Grachio, San Francisco, Cal.; Jack Alvord, Pocatello, Ida: Dale and Betty Jean Alvord, Torrance, Cal.; eight grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; also three sisters; Mrs. Susie F. Hunter, Ogden; Amy Hadley, Emmett, Ida.; and Mrs. Flossie Greenwell, Paul, Ida.

            Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Larkins and Sons’ funeral chapel in Ogden by George Heslop, former bishop of the West Weber LDS ward…. Burial will be in the West Weber cemetery.

 

Photo from West Weber Cemetery, West Weber, Weber Co., UT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Allen Sorensen

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of his parents, Joseph Bonaparte Alvord and Sarah Elizabeth Mower Alvord; and sister Susan Alvord Farr Hunter in Utah Obituaries. We included the obituaries of his son Hilden Jack Alvord; sisters Amy Alvord Hadley and Florence Alvord Greenwell; and half-sister Delia J. Alvord Cazier in Idaho Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Joseph Leroy 1883 UT1, Joseph Bonaparte 1830 MI2, Thaddeus 1781 MA3, Joseph 1733 MA4, Joseph 1697 MA5, Ebenezer 1665 MA6, Alexander 1627 England7, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England8.

 

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JOSEPH MARK ALVORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Tuesday, 8 November 1994

 

            Service for J. Mark Alvord, 47, of Visalia, will be at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at Church of the Nazarene of Ivanhoe. Mr. Alvord, a pastor of the Church of the Nazarene of Ivanhoe, died Sunday [November 6].

            Visitation will be from noon to 7 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday at Miller Memorial Chapel in Visalia….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jmark [sic] Alford (SS# issued in WA) was born 22 Nov 1946, last residence Visalia, Tulare Co., CA.

            We included the obituary of his mother, Alice Elizabeth Merryweather Alvord, in Washington Obituaries.

            CA Deaths lists Joseph Mark Alvord, born 22 Nov 1946 in WA, died 6 Nov 1994 in Tulare Co., mother’s maiden name Merryweather.

 

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JOSEPH SAVAGE ALFORD

Grandfather of Joseph Savage Alford III, AAFA #0102

 

From The Jayhawker, 1905 Yearbook, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, p. 41

 

LAWRENCE DEMOCRAT

Lawrence, Douglas Co., KS—Thursday, 28 September 1939

 

SON OF PIONEER DEAD

 

            News was received by relatives here that Dr. Joseph Savage Alford died in Los Angeles.

            He was born in this city, and his mother, Susan Alford was a sister of Miss Emma Savage of this city.

 

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Photo from Los Angeles National Cemetery, Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John Maxwell

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his brother Donald Stillman Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his parents, Daniel Stillman Alford and Susan Daphne Savage Alford; and brother Alfred Cecil “Fred” Alford in Kansas Obituaries; of his brother Theodore Crandall Alford Sr. in District of Columbia Obituaries; and of his sister Anna Mary Alford Sellards in Texas Obituaries.

            From Utah, Select County Marriages (Ancestry): Joseph S. Alford, age 26, married Christine Dick on 15 Aug 1910 in Salt Lake Co., UT.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Joseph Savage 1883 KS1, Daniel Stillman 1848 CT2, Alfred A. 1812 CT3, Arba 1768 CT4, Nathaniel 1737 CT5, Nathaniel 1698 CT6, Josiah 1649 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8.

 

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JOSEPH THEODORE “TED” ALFORD, JR.

 

DAILY LEADER

Madison, Lake Co., SD—Wednesday, 8 March 2017

 

            Word has been received of the death of Joseph Theodore “Ted” Alford II, 59, who died of cancer on Feb. 15, 2017, at his residence in Canoga Park, Calif.

            A memorial visitation was held on Feb. 17 in Van Nuys, Calif.

            Alford was born on March 9, 1957, in Florida to Joseph Theodore and Alma Jean (Steinhart) Alford. He was raised in Burbank, Calif. After high school, he became a truck driver for various companies. He hauled mail for Alan Berman Trucking in the Los Angeles area. He married Mary Becker on Jan. 23, 1982. They later divorced.

            Survivors include a son, Daryl Becker of Madison; his son’s mother, Mary (Darrell) Becker of Madison; his son’s grandparents, Frank and Opal Becker of Madison; a brother, Robert Alford of California; a sister-in-law, Cynthia Dick Alford of Palm Springs, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; grandparents; a brother, Gene Alford; and a niece….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list his death.

            We included the obituary of his paternal grandmother, Mina Ruth Avant Alford, in Alabama Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Salvator Alford and Elizabeth Reynolds.

            His lineage: Joseph Theodore 1957 FL1, Joseph Theodore 1925 FL2, Claude Theodore 1902 AL3, Bollen Amigrade 1877 AL4, Henry Dortch 1855 AL5, Henry Dortch 1822 GA6, William 1774 VA7, William 1741 VA8, Salvator 1716 VA9.

 

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JOSEPH WILLIAM HALFORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Thursday, 1 January 2009

 

 

            Joseph Halford was born in San Francisco, Ca., on July 22, 1921. When he was a teenager, his family moved to Fresno where he graduated from Fresno High School with the class of 1939. During World War II he served in the U.S. Army in the South Pacific. In 1947, he married Pearl Crouch and later had one daughter, Pam. He then followed in his father’s footsteps and worked for a food broker where he was a valued employee of the Hall-Roepke Co. for more than 30 years. Joe was always a mountain man at heart, even before he retired to “The Cabin” at Shaver Lake. Traveling for him was always never more than an hour from home. After he moved up to Shaver he was active in the Shaver community; by clearing trails, making those beloved holiday signs, and “adopting” a cove at the lake. For him a perfect day was spent in the forest with his friends. After their long day together they would come home with truckloads of wood to split, have a glass of wine, and talk about the huge “downed” tree they marked for the next trip. Thanks to him, we will stay warm for years to come. When the snow melts in the spring Joe will be returning to Shaver, the place he loved.

            In the summer, his daughter, Pam; son-in-law, Steve Onderko; and granddaughters, Ashley, Jenny and Tina Hart, will be hosting a celebration of Joe’s life at “The Cabin”. Neptune Society of Central California 1154 West Shaw Avenue Fresno, Ca. (559) 222-7764.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Joseph William Halford (SS# issued in CA) and died 21 Dec 2008, last residence Fresno, Fresno Co., CA.

            See the obituary of his half-brother William Wilson Halford in this compilation.

            CA Births lists Joseph W. Halford, born 22 July 1921 in San Francisco, mother’s maiden name Steinhan.

            In 1930, San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA, Joseph W. Halford, age 8 b. CA, is living with his father, William W. Halford, 39 IL (parents b. IL), his father’s wife Josephine 35 CA, and his sister Ruth W. 12 CA.

            In 1920, San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA: William W. Halford, 28 IL, wife Katie 29 WA (parents b. Germany), and daughters Mildred 3 CA and Ruth 1 CA.

            On William Wilson Halford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 26, employed as a civilian clerk at Fort Mason in San Francisco. He was born March 1, 1891 in Edinburg, IL, and has a wife and children.

            His HALFORD lineage, from RootsWeb.com Family Tree “Halford: Southern US“ by Michael Kruse: Joseph William 1921 CA1, William Wilson 1891 IL2, Benjamin 1858 IL3, William Wilson 1823 TN4, James E. 1784 NC/SC5, John 1745 ?? 6.

 

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JOSEPHINE ALFORD PEELER

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Wednesday, 6 June 1956

 

Deaths – Funerals

 

            Peeler, Josephine—Sister of Mrs. V.H. Mitchel and Mrs. Mary Alford. Interment Richmond, Va. Merkley-Austin Mortuary.

 

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Photos from Maury Cemetery, Richmond, VA—www.findagrave.com

Taken by deceased Find A Grave contributor Pat

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From California, Death Index, 1940-1997 (Ancestry): Josephine Peeler, born 14 May 1904 in NC, died in San Diego Co. on 3 June 1956, father’s surname Alford, mother’s maiden name Fleming.

            In 1930 she is listed with her husband, Frederick Peeler, and her sister, Annie L. Alford, in Richmond, VA.

            She is buried in the family plot of her sister, Annie Lynn Alford Mitchell, in Maury Cemetery, Richmond, VA. In 2013, permission to include the photo here was denied by the photographer. [FindAGrave.com].

            Her gravestone says:

 

Josephine Alford Peeler

May 14, 1904

June 3, 19567

God is our refuge and strength.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Josephine 1904 NC1, Eugene Thomas 1873 NC2, William Thomas 1849 NC3, Julius 1823 NC4, Thomas 1795 ??5, John 1747 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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JOSEPHINE LOUISE ALFORD CARRIGAN

AAFA #0235

Sister of Betty Alford Davis, AAFA #0223; and Edna Vesta Alford Giddings, AAFA #0233

Half-sister of Dorothy Alford, AAFA #0234; and Murray Luther Alford, Jr., AAFA #0236

 

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Written by her granddaughter, Seanne Carrigan, AAFA #0335

Pleasanton, Alameda Co., CA—_____ February 2001

 

            Josephine Alford Carrigan was born 22 July 1906 in Tangipahoa Parish, LA. In 1936 she married Marvin D. Carrigan in Houston, TX. Josephine died at age 94 on 3 February 2001 in Pleasanton, Alameda Co., CA.

            Throughout her married life to my grandfather, Marvin Carrigan, she always took in boarders. During World War II my grandparents lived in Richmond, CA, the home of Rosie the Riveter. They had a small boarding house where those riveters lived. Although her house was full, she always had room for one special boarder who came on the weekends and school holidays from a nearby school: her niece, Mattie Lou. She would come to stay with her family and sometimes meet up with her mother, Vesta, who was stationed Fort Ord, CA.

            After the war, Josephine continued to take in boarders wherever they lived. This became a business in the 1950s when she and my grandfather opened their first convalescent hospital. As she grew more confident in this business, she noticed that not everyone cared for their patients as they should, so she got other like-minded owners together and formed the California Nursing Home Association. She helped with the passing of legislation to govern the care and wellbeing of the patients in nursing homes throughout the state. As these standards were put in place, other states followed suit in issuing similar rules to protect those in nursing homes.

            After her husband died in 1965, Josephine continued to work until 1988, when her family got her to retire by selling the last business she ran, a residential care facility, for the elderly—where she was the oldest of them all!

            When she wasn’t working, she was traveling with her good friend Esther Hutchins, honorary Alford, around the world. As far as anyone can tell the only two places they never visited were the southern part of Africa and Cuba.

            Josephine’s favorite travel story is from her trip to China. Josephine and Esther were on one of the first tour groups allowed into the country. They saw everything and had a wonderful time, until they reached the Great Wall of China. The rest of the members of her tour group were exhausted—they looked at the Wall said, “That’s nice. When do we get to go the hotel?” Josephine, the oldest one on the tour, asked if anyone wanted to go onto the top of the Wall. They all replied that they were much too tired, so Josephine took guide in tow, climbed the stairs, and looked at and out from the top of the Great Wall of China. Coming back down she saw her tour looking at her with amazement. All she could do was chuckle and say if she was here she was going to look at the top too. In her later years, her big trip of the year was the Alford Family Reunion. She would plan her trip the week after she got back from the last. She would start working on members of the family to go with her. She succeeded in getting almost everyone to at least one meeting, if only for dinner. At the Pleasanton meeting she managed to get her son, both granddaughters, a brother, two sisters, nieces and nephews and a cousin she hadn’t seen in thirty years.

            It was at this meeting the Alfords learned that her two passions were baking and caning. Everyone at the meeting received a jar of jam made by Josephine and Esther. What most didn’t know was that two months after the meeting she baked 60 pecan pies for friends and family. This was down from the high of 112 she had baked a few years before.

            Josephine is survived by her son Daniel; her grandchildren Ray [AAFA #538], Seanne, and Shannon [AAFA #539]; her great-grandchildren Keeley, Kendall, and Stephen; and many nieces and nephews scattered throughout the country.

            When Josephine passed away in the winter of 2001, she missed the birth of her great-great-grandson by three and half months. His name is Joseph Tyler, who by all accounts has the temperament, charm, and look about him that reminds many of his great-great-grandmother Josephine.

 

Photo from Lone Tree Cemetery, Hayward, Alameda Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Photo copyright 2006 by Deborah Ratto Dash – permission granted

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Josephine L. Carrigan (SS# issued in CA), last residence Pleasanton, Alameda Co., CA.

            We included the obituaries of her father, Murray Luther Alford Sr.; and half-brothers Murray Peter Alford and Murray Luther “Plug” Alford Jr., AAFA #0236, in Louisiana Obituaries; and her sisters Edna Vesta Alford Giddings, AAFA #0233, and Betty Lydia Alford Davis, AAFA #0223; and half-siblings Helen Singer Alford Cook and Jacob Harris Alford Sr. in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Josephine Louise 1906 LA1, Murray Luther 1873 LA2, Marshall Thomas 1839 LA3, John Seaborn 1807 LA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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JOSEPHINE PEARL ALFORD JENKINS

 

THE CHRONICLE

San Francisco, CA—Sunday, 11 March 1945

 

            Jenkins—In this city, March 8, 1945, Josephine Pearl Alford, wife of Horace G. Jenkins of San Francisco, daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. B.M. Alford and sister of the late William H. and Forest L. Alford of Tulare, and Daisy A. Hetherington of Lafayette.

            Funeral service will be held Monday, March 12, at 11 a.m. at the Memorial Chapels of Carew & English, Masonic at Golden Gate ave. Interment private.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her father, Benjamin Michael Alford; and siblings Daisy Alford Hetherington, Forest Leon Alford, and William Hays Alford in this compilation.

            From CA Deaths: Josephine Pearl Jenkins, born 28 Sept 1868 in “Other Country”, died 8 March 1945 in San Francisco, father’s surname Alford and mother’s maiden name Poer.

            Her birthplace is listed as CA on the 1870 census.

            Josephine and her husband, Horace G. Jenkins, both died in 1945 and were cremated. From Cypress Lawn Cemetery, 24 Nov 2014: “Our records indicate that they both were cremated and … shipped to Tulare Public Cemetery, Tulare Ca.”

            In Tulare Cemetery, Horace Jenkins and Josephine Pearl Alford Jenkins share an unmarked grave, where their ashes are buried.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Josephine Pearl 1868 TX1, Benjamin Michael 1833 TN2, Wiley 1783 NC3, Jacob 1738 VA4, Lodwick 1710 VA5, James 1687 VA6, John 1645 VA7.

 

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JOYCE FERN HALFORD WASSON

 

MARIN INDEPENDENT JOURNAL

San Rafael, Marin Co., CA—29 September 2011

 

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            Joyce Fern (Halford) Wasson passed away peacefully at her home on September 25, 2011. She was 80 years old. Joyce was born to John J. and Clara Halford in Mangum, OK, where she met her husband John during high school. She followed John through his USAF career. Longtime residents of Novato, CA, they chose Novato as their permanent home when he retired. Both were active members of First Baptist Church of Novato. Joyce was known for her hospitality and making the local airmen feel they were a part of her family. Joyce’s greatest hobbies were as a homemaker taking care of her husband and at every chance spoiling her grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband John D. Wasson.

            Joyce is survived by her son, David Wasson, and his children Laura and John; her daughter, Mary Blanchard, her husband John, and their children Amanda Winter and Sara Blanchard; her brothers John R. Halford and Forest E. Halford; nieces Sherri Nickles and Sue Johnson; nephews John A. Halford and Forest W. Halford.; and five great nieces and nephews.

            Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

            Services will be held on Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 2:00PM at The Quest, 1461 S. Novato Blvd, Novato. Family assisted by Parent-Sorensen Mortuary & Crematory, Petaluma.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joyce Fern Wasson (SS# issued in NY) was born 8 Feb 1931, last residence Novato, Marin Co., CA.

 

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JOYCE LORAINE WAGONER HALLFORD

 

AUBURN JOURNAL

Auburn, Placer Co., CA—Thursday, 8 June 2017

 

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            Joyce Loraine Hallford (Wagoner) was born May 16, 1935, in Salida, Colo. She passed away peacefully, Tuesday, May 30, 2017, with family and friends by her side.

            Joyce is survived by Jesse L. Hallford, her husband of 67 years; children: son, Michael Hallford (his wife, Charla), daughter, Patricia Neighbors (her husband, Keith), and son, Jeff Hallford (his wife, Constance); nine grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren, four sisters and four brothers.

            Services were held Tuesday, June 6, at Sierra View Mortuary in Olivehurst, Calif. at 11am. Donations may be made to the Diabetes Association in her honor.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not yet list her death.

 

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NNNN JUANITA WELCH HORTON WARREN ALFORD

 

TULARE ADVANCE-REGISTER

Tulare, Tulare Co., CA—Monday, 20 October 1980

 

 

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Photo from Tulare Cemetery, Tulare, Tulare Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jane & Steve Revord

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Juanita Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 17 Feb 1918 and died _____ Oct 1980, last residence Tulare, Tulare Co., CA.

            From CA Marriages: Juanita Welch, age 54, married Delbert Alford, age 38, on 3 Oct 1972 in Tulare Co., CA.

            From CA Births: Delbert Eugene Alford was born 19 Apr 1934 in Tulare Co., mother’s maiden name Fry.

 

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JUANITA BENDLE HALFORD AVERY

 

Miller Memorial Chapel

Visalia, Tulare Co., CA—_____ September 2010

 

Juanita Avery Obituary

 

            Juanita B. (Halford) Avery born on March 10, 1917 in Ft. Cobb, Oklahoma, went to be with the Lord on September 14, 2010 in Visalia, CA at the age of 93 years.

            Juanita grew up in Oklahoma. It was there where she met and married Joe Avery. The couple moved to California in 1938 settling in Tulare. Later they moved to Visalia in 1950. She was a Homemaker and a member of the Visalia First Assembly since 1950. In later years, due to her health she was unable to attend.

            Survivors include her son, Donald Avery, Visalia; Daughter Carole (Richard) Stern, Visalia; granddaughter, Christie (Nick) Tyler, Visalia, 1 great-granddaughter, Kaylee Tyler.

            She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Joe Avery; 5 brothers and 2 sisters; and 1 great-grandson, Preston Tyler.

            Graveside Services are being held at the Pavilion inside the Visalia District Cemetery on Monday, September 20th at 1:00 p.m. Visitation will be at Miller Memorial Chapel on Sunday 2–7 p.m….

 

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Photo from Visalia Public Cemetery, Visalia, Tulare Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Phil & Beth Hutson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Juanta B. Avery (SS# issued in CA), last residence Visalia, Tulare Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Ola Ione Braswell Halford; and siblings Kenneth Leroy Halford and Stella Mae Halford Kent in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother John Wesley Halford Sr. in Arizona Obituaries.

            In 1940, Visalia, Tulare Co., CA, Juanita Bendle Avery, age 23 born OK, is living with her husband, Joseph Paul Avery 28 OK, and son Donald Joe Avery 5 OK. In 1935, they were living in Fort Cobb, Caddo Co., OK.

            Her HALFORD lineage: Juanita Bendle 1917 OK1, Joseph Giles 1877 LA2, John Harrison 1837 MS3.

 

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JUANITA GRACE GEBERT ALVORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Thursday, 29 July 2004

 

Dec. 31, 1912-July 24, 2004

 

            Juanita Grace Alvord, 91, of Joshua Tree, formerly of San Diego, died Saturday.

            She was born in Wilsey, Kan., and was a homemaker. She was a former president of the San Diego Racing Association.

            Survivors include her sons, Jack Alvord of Tendoy, Idaho, and Leroy Alvord of Silverado; five grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

            Viewing: 4 to 8 p.m. today, Greenwood Mortuary, Interstate 805 and Imperial Avenue, San Diego.

            Services: 11 a.m. tomorrow, Greenwood Memorial Park.

            Entombment: Greenwood Memorial Park.

 

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Photos from Greenwood Memorial Park, San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, CJ Jackson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Juanita G. Alvord (SS# issued in CA) was born 31 Dec 1912, last residence Joshua Tree, San Bernardino Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her husband, John Edwin “Jack” Alvord, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter-in-law Ardith Winona Johnson Alvord in Idaho Obituaries.

 

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JUDITH DIAN ALFORD YEO

 

SAN DIEGO UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Tuesday, 18 July 2006

 

July 6, 1935-July 5, 2006

 

            Judith Alford Yeo, 70, of Escondido died July 5. She was born in San Diego and was a homemaker.

            Survivors include her husband, Edward Yeo; daughters, Lorrie Beshara of Bellingham, Wash., Joni Pepper of Loveland, Colo., and Julie Brown of Hamilton, Mont.; son, Michael Pepper of Arizona; stepdaughter, Nancy Thomason; stepson, Robert Yeo; mother, Edna Alford; brother, Arthur Alford; eight grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

            Services: private. Arrangements: Neptune Society.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Judith Yeo (SS# issued in CA) was born 6 July 1935, last residence Escondido, San Diego Co., CA.

            CA Births lists Judith Dian Alford, born 6 July 1935 in San Diego Co., mother’s maiden name Harper.

 

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JUDITH INEZ MITCHELL HEIDENRICK CAVAZOS ALEXANDER SUGGS ALVORD

 

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Photo from Dianna Dodd’s ddodd061947 family tree (Ancestry) - used with permission

 

LAKE COUNTY RECORD-BEE

Lakeport, Lake Co., CA—Saturday, 9 December 2006

 

            Judy Alvord, a native of Washington, passed Dec. 7, 2006 in Santa Rosa.

            Judy and her husband Bobby were residents of Lake County for 19 years. She was an employee of Lakeside Honda for 10 years.

            Survivors include her husband, Bobby and daughters, Debbie and Stefani.

            Memorial services will begin at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 10 at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 1625 High St. Lakeport.

            For further information call Chapel of the Lakes at 263-0357 or 994-5611 or visit www.chapelofthelakes.com....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Judith I. Alvord (SS# issued in WA) was born 20 May 1941, last residence Nice, Lake Co., CA.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Robert Michael “Bobby” Alvord, in this compilation.

            Additional information from Dianna Dodd: She was born Judith Inez Mitchell in WA, 1941. After 1947 Marjorie Herrin (her mother) and Cecil Mitchell, called Mitch (her father), divorced. Marjorie then married Louis Heidenrick and he legally adopted Judy & her 2 sisters. When she was in high school or after, Marjorie sent Judy to live with her father Mitch and his second wife, Betty in CA. In 1963 Judy married a man named Cavazos. Mitch helped her divorce him. After the divorce she changed her name back to Mitchell. In 1964 she married John Alexander & they had 2 daughters, Debi and Stefi. In 1974 they divorced in CA. She then moved back to WA, married and divorced _____ Suggs.

            From CA Marriages: Judith I. Mitchell, age 22, married John W. Alexander, age 25, on 18 Apr 1964 in Sacramento Co., CA. He is the father of Judy’s daughters.

 

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NNNN JULIA ANN ALFORD POE

 

VISALIA TIMES-DELTA

Visalia, Tulare Co., CA—Saturday, 24 February 1945

 

 

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Photo from Exeter District Cemetery, Exeter, Tulare Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Stan Morgan

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Russell Alford and Julia Kidd Alford; and siblings George W. Alford, Landy Alford, Lemuel Alford, Millard Fillmore Alford, Sarah Elizabeth Alford Knight, and William Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Julia Ann 1866 CA1, Russell 1826 VA2, William 1800 VA3.

 

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NNNN JULIA KIDD ALFORD

Great-Great-Grandmother of Robert Keith Bridges, AAFA #0594

 

VISALIA DAILY TIMES

Visalia, Tulare Co., CA—Tuesday, 26 December 1899

 

 

In another article:

 

VISALIA MORNING DELTA

Visalia, Tulare Co., CA—Wednesday, 27 December 1899

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Russell Alford; and children, George W. Alford, Julia Ann Alford Poe, Landy Alford, Lemuel Alford, Millard Fillmore Alford, Sarah Elizabeth Alford Knight, and William Alford in this compilation.

            She is buried next to her husband in Tulare Cemetery, Tulare, Tulare Co., CA, but in April 2019 a Find A Grave contributor reported that she has no gravestone.

 

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JULIAN GEORGE ALFORD

 

[He died in CA, we are also including his obituary in Oregon Obituaries because of his close ties there.]

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Sunday, 6 July 1924

 

            In this city, July 3, 1924, Julian Alford, husband of Mary R. Alford, father of F.C. Alford, C.H. Alford and Mrs. Ray Snyder, all of San Diego, and father of E.E. Alford of Portland, Ore., brother of E.C. Alford of Portland, Ore., brother of Mrs. E. Pearson of Newburg, Ore.; aged 60 years 11 months 5 days.

            Funeral services will be held at Taylor M.E. curch, corner of Normal and Palk streets, this (Sunday) morning at 10:30 o’clock, July 6…. Final service and burial will be made inNewburg, Ord. Arrangements win charge of Randall Undertaking Co., Sixth and Cedar streets.

 

Photo from Friends Cemetery, Newberg, Yamhill Co., OR—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bill Myers

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of his first wife, Jennie E. Piggott Alford; and his sons Cecil Henry Alford and Earl Eugene Alford in Oregon Obituaries.

            The year of his death on his gravestone is incorrect.

            From RootsWeb Marriage Records: Julian G. Alford, age 58, married Mary B. Cowder in Dec 1921 in San Diego, San Diego Co., CA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His lineage: Julian George 1863 IA1, Henry Constantine 1828 NY2, Clark Baker 1803 VT3, Ashley Owen 1770 VT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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JUNE C. GORDON ALFORD

 

MERCURY NEWS

San Jose, Santa Clara Co., CA—Tuesday, 18 July 2000

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2004

 

SANTA CLARA—Mrs. June Gordon Alford passed away on July 14, 2000, at age 71. She was the beloved wife of Charles Alford, loving mother of Carol Brown of Santa Clara and Michael Alford of San Carlos, dear sister of Beatrice Carbine, and devoted grandmother of Erin Brown and Chris Alford.

            Mrs. Alford was a retired secretary Measurex, founder of the Volunteers in Public Schools at Cupertino High School, and started the library at Warren Elementary School.

            Memorial services were held on Tuesday, July 18, 2000, at Santa Clara Funeral Home, 1000 Scott Blvd., Santa Clara. Inurnment was privately held.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that June C. Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 8 June 1929, last residence Santa Clara, Santa Clara Co., CA.

 

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JUSTIN LYLE “GUS” ALVORD

 

FRESNO BEE

Fresno, Fresno Co., CA—Wednesday, 17 April 1991

 

EXETER—Graveside services for Justin Lyle “Gus” Alvord, 93, will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Exeter Public Cemetery.

            Mr. Alvord died Sunday [April 14]. He was a retired printer for the Hurst Co.

            Surviving are his wife, Beulah; two daughters, Barbara Moore of Visalia and Doris Kulp of Washington; a brother, Jack Alvord of Alaska; three grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

            Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday at Evans-Miller Exeter Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Justin L. Alvord (SS# issued in WA) was born 19 Jan 1898, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Beulah Martina Balster Alvord; and brother John Edwin “Jack” Alvord in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His ALVORD lineage: Justin Lyle 1898 MN1, Justin Lyle 1872 MN2, William Edwin 1845 NY3, Justin 1805 MA4, Justin 1763 MA5, Job 1729 MA6, John 1685 MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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KALISTA BETH ALFORD

 

MODESTO BEE

Modesto, Stanislaus Co., CA—Saturday, 10 July 1999

 

July 2, 1999–July 7, 1999

 

            Kalista Beth Alford, 5 days, of Oakdale died Wednesday at Doctors Medical Center, Modesto.

            She is survived by her parents Renee and Jamie Niday of Oakdale; sister, Kirsten White of Oakdale; and grandmother, Delores Alford of Oakdale.

            Graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday at Oaklawn Memorial Park. Oakdale Memorial Chapel in charge of arrangements.

 

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KAREN DENISE ALFORD-MCNEILL

 

Evins Funeral Home

Modesto, Stanilaus Co., CA—_____ May 2013

 

            Karen Denise Alford-McNeill was born on March 6, 1967 in Oakland, Ca to the union of her parents Caldell Alford and Mable Johnson.

            She passed away May 25, 2013 at the age of 46 and was preceded in death by her grandparents Papa and Ruth Johnson.

            She leaves to mourn her passing, her parents, loving husband, Anthony D. McNeill, sons, Brandon McNeil, Bryan McNeill, Rahsaad Davis McNeill, daughter Brianna A. McNeill, all of Modesto, sister, Cynthia Alford of Modesto, Ca. and a host of other family and friends.

            Karen will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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KARLA KAYE ALFORD

 

THE PRESS-ENTERPRISE

Riverside, Riverside Co., CA—Wednesday, 2 December 2009

 

            Karla K. Alford passed away 11/29/2009 in Riverside. Tillman Riverside Mortuary 951-682-6433.

 

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Photo from Perris Valley Cemetery, Perris, Riverside Co., CA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sadie May

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Karla Kaye Alford (SS# issued in CA) was born 29 Nov 1966, last residence Perris, Riverside Co., CA.

            See the obituaries of her father, Johnie Alford Sr.; and her brother Dennis Earl Alford in this compilation.

            Texas Birth Index, 1903–1997 [Ancestry] lists the birth of Karla Kaye Alford on 29 Nov 1966 in Red River Co., daughter of Johnie Alford and Lousetta Dilworth.

            Her lineage: Karla Kaye 1966 TX1, Johnie 1918 TX2, John P. 1879 TX3.

 

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KATE R. ALFORD

 

LOS ANGELES TIMES

Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA—13 November 1938

 

            Mrs. Kate R. Alford, beloved mother of Russ and Fred Alford.

            Services today 12:45 p.m. at Edwards Brothers’ Colonial Mortuary.

 

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KATHERINE H. ALFRED

 

DENVER POST

Denver, CO—Sunday, 28 March 2010

 

            Alfred, Katherine H. Born Fraser, Colo., June 26, 1906, died March 20, 2010 in Grass Valley, CA. Katherine started teaching grammar school in Colo. in 1927, then in California in 1941 and back to Colo. in 1950 until retiring in 1985.

            The Rosary will be recited Sunday, March 28, at the Archdiocese Mortuary at 5:00 pm. Mass will be celebrated Monday, March 29, at 10:00am at Notre Dame Church, Denver, Colo., followed by interment at Ft. Logan Cemetery at 11:30 am & reception at Notre Dame School at 12:00 noon.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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KATHRYN ALVORD PERKINS

AAFA #0719

 

NAPA VALLEY REGISTER.

Napa, Napa Co., CA—Sunday, 24 April 2005

 

            Kathryn Alvord Perkins died peacefully on Thursday, April 14, at her h