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Connecticut Obituaries

 

CONNECTICUT 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: 18 NOVEMBER 2017

 

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The families of many of the subjects of these Connecticut 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 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)

 

2. 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

 

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Frequently cited sources include these databases at Ancestry:

 

CT Marriages: Connecticut, Marriage Index, 1959–2012; and Connecticut Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)

CT Deaths: Connecticut Death Index, 1949–2012

 

SSDI: Social Security Death Index, 1935–2014

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

 

 

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AARON ALVORD

 

CONNECTICUT JOURNAL

New Haven, New Haven Co., CT—20 September 1797

 

HANOVER [New London Co.], September 4—Died: In this Vicinity, on the 31st of August, Mr. Aaron Alvord, of the Dysentery, aged 63.

 

AAFA NOTES: This is probably Aaron Alvord who was born 28 July 1734 in Springfield, Hampden Co., MA, son of Noah Alvord and Hannah Burt. Aaron married Orpha Day on 15 Jan 1761 in Springfield.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Aaron 1734 MA1, Noah 1701 MA2, Ebenezer 1665 MA3, Alexander 1627 England4, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England5.

 

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ABIGAIL ALFORD

 

CONNECTICUT COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—5 October 1819

 

            Died: At Canton, on the 17th ult Mrs. Abigail Alford, aged 77.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Nathaniel Alford Jr. in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her sons Lore Alford and Marble Alford in Maine Obituaries; and her son Eliphalet Alford in Massachusetts Obituaries.

            Abigail Hill was born 21 March 1737 in Hartford, CT, the daughter of Joseph Hill. She married Nathaniel Alford Jr. 28 Feb 1760, in Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.

 

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ABNER WHITING ALVORD

 

CONNECTICUT COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Saturday, 28 January 1854

 

            Deaths: In Fairfield, of small pox, Mr. Abner W. Alvord, of Davenport, Iowa, age 31.

 

AAFA NOTES: Abner Whiting Alvord was born 20 May 1802. He married Mrs. Mercy Ewers Blanchard, widow of Samuel Blanchard of Cattagaugus Co., NY, and daughter of John Ewers and Hannah Mawley.

            From A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord, p. 314: “After his wife’s death, Abner Whiting Alvord decided to return to the old home in Conn. He died soon after his arrival of small pox. He taught his daughter, Cynthia, to “peg shoes” for him, hence he must have been a shoemaker.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Abner Whiting 1802 ??1, Elihu 1775 CT2, Elihu 1753 CT3, Elisha 1717 MA4, Thomas MA5, Thomas 1653 CT6, Alexander 1627 England7, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England8.

 

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ADELINE CURTIS CADWELL ALVORD

 

DAILY COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Tuesday, 12 March 1912

 

DEATH OF MRS. GILES H. ALFORD

 

            Yesterday morning at 7 o’clock Mrs. Adeline Curtis Cadwell, widow of Giles Humphrey Alford, died at her home in Windham street after a long illness.

            She was a native of Bloomfield and was the youngest daughter of Ira and Phebe Fisher Cadwell. She was born March 22, 1834, and was married to Mr. Alford, November 13, 1855. Shortly afterwards Mr. and Mrs. Alford came here where they made their home.

            Mrs. Alford became a widow four years ago. She was not a member of any church, but attended the services at the First Congregational Church.

            She is survived by two children, Carl R., who conducts the hardware business his father established here, and Maud E., who lived at home.

            The funeral services will be held at the house tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’cloak and the body will then be placed in the receiving vault at Willimantic Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Giles Humphrey Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and son Carl Roger Alford in this compilation.

 

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AGNES IRENE ALFORD LOMBARDI D’AGNESE

Great-Aunt of Donna Faye Raker Salyers, AAFA #0919

 

REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN

Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT—Thursday, 16 February 2006

 

WATERBURY—Irene (Alford) Lombardi D’Agnese, 91, of Farrington Ave., died Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Saint Mary’s Hospital, after a long illness. She was the widow of Michael D’Agnese.

            Mrs. D’Agnese was born Jan. 18, 1915, in Lebanon [Marion Co.], Ky., daughter of the late George and Mary Lilly Alford. She worked at Uniformed Services Inc., as a seamstress for many years. She was a member of the Washington Park Community House and was involved in the senior programs. She was a parishioner of St. Francis Xavier Church.

            She leaves a daughter, Paula Roy of Waterbury; seven grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Two sons, William and James Richard Lombardi; and a daughter, Barbara Bounocore, are deceased.

            Arrangements: Funeral 9 a.m. Friday from Casey-O’Donnell Family Funeral Home, 1581 East Main St., to St. Francis Xavier Church, 625 Baldwin St., for Mass at 9:30 a.m. Burial in Calvary Cemetery. Calling hours 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Irene Dagnese (SS# issued in NY).

            We included the obituary of her brother Joseph Earl Alford in Indiana Obituaries; and her sister Bessie Cecelia Alford Edwards in Kentucky Obituaries.

            Irene was the daughter of George Willie Alford and Mary Lillie Williams of Lebanon, Marion Co., KY.

            Her husband’s SSDI record says he was b. 29 Apr 1903 and d. in Apr 1982 in Waterbury, New Haven Co.

            Kentucky Birth Collection, 1852–1999 (Ancestry) lists the birth of Agnes I. Alfred on 18 Jan 1915 in Marion Co., mother’s name Lillie Williams.

            In 1930 George and Lily Alford are listed in North Lebanon, Marion Co., KY, family #35: George Alford, farmer age 42; his wife Lily 46; and children: Stella 11, Anna Belle 9, Willie 17, and Joseph 6. All and their parents were born in KY. Next door is George’s brother Clarence Alford, 37, his wife Bertie, and 2 daughters. Agnes Irene Alford has not been located in 1930.

            In 1910 George’s family is still in North Lebanon, dwelling #96: George C. Alford, farm laborer age 24, m. 6 years; his wife Lillie M. 25, 3 children, 2 living; and daughters Agnes 4 and Frances 2. All and their parents were born in KY. This Agnes must have died young.

            In 1900 George is with his parents and siblings in North Lebanon, dwelling #73: Granville C. Alford, farmer age 45 born Aug 1854, m. 18 years; his wife Mollie J. 45 born March 1855, 4 children, 4 living; and sons, Auther H. 15 born Aug 1884; George W. 14 born Dec 1885; Clarence H. 9 born Oct 1890; and Charly B. 5 born Sept 1894. All and their parents were born in KY.

            On George’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 32, a farmer living in Lebanon, Marion Co., KY. He was born 11 Dec 1886. He names his nearest relative Lilly Alfred. The signed name on this card is clearly Alford, but the registrar wrote Alfred for George’s and Lilly’s last name.

            Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000 (Ancestry), lists the death of George W. Alford on 25 Sept 1965 in Marion Co., age 80. The death of Granville C. Alfred is also listed on 14 Jan 1938 in Marion Co., age 83.

            This is probably Granville’s family listed on the 1860 census in District 2, Marion Co., KY, dwelling #573: George Alfred, laborer age 40; Sarah 30; and Bell 12, Delilah 8, and Grandville 6 (listed as female). All were born in KY.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy Known Descendants of James Alford & Lucy Bailey. It lists her as Agnes Irene Alford who first married Everett Beavers. Her parents were George Willie Alford and Mary Lillie Williams.

            Her lineage: Agnes Irene 1915 KY1, George Willie 1885/86 KY2, Granville Clifford 1854 KY3, Madison L. 1829 KY4, John 1782 VA5, Jacob 1757 VA6, James 1715 VA7.

 

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ALDEN EMERSON ALFORD

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—3 May 1994

 

            Alden Emerson Alford, 36, of 76 Palisado Ave., Windsor, Deputy Chief of the Hayden Station Volunteer Fire Company, died Saturday (April 30) at his home after a 5 month struggle with cancer.

            Born in Hartford, son of the late Alden Huntington Alford and Jean (Morgan) Alford of Windsor, he was a lifelong resident. Alford graduated from Windsor High School in 1976 and had been an active volunteer firefighter for 20 years as well as a CB radio enthusiast. He held many supervisory positions with the Hayden Station Fire Company, currently serving as Deputy Chief. He was a member of the First Church in Windsor, Congregational, and had been employed as a supervisor with the Farmstead Telephone Group the past 2 years.

            Besides his mother Jean, he leaves a brother, Frederick M. Alford; a sister, Gayle M. Alford, both of Windsor; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

            The funeral will be Thursday, 11 a.m., in the chapel of the Carmon Windsor Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Ave., Windsor. The Rev. F. Van Gorder Parker will officiate. Burial with full fire service honors will be in Elm Grove Cemetery. His family will receive friends Wednesday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., at the Carmon Windsor Funeral Home. Contributions may be made to Hayden Station Fire Company, P.O. Box 306, Windsor 06095.

 

Photo from Elm Grove Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marie Bonafonte

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Alden Huntington Alford and Jean E. Morgan Alford in this compilation.

            From CT Deaths: Alden E. Alford was born 14 June 1957 in CT died 30 April 1994 in Windsor, Hartford Co., CT. He was never married.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Alden Emerson 1957 CT1, Alden Huntington 1916 CT2, Alden Euclid 1890 CT3, Frank Wells 1856 CT4, Euclid W. 1813 CT5, William L. 1774 CT6, Joseph 1748 CT7, Jonathan 1720 CT8, Jeremiah 1692 CT9, Jeremiah 1655 CT10, Benedict 1619 England11, Thomas 1598 England12.

 

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ALDEN EUCLID ALFORD

Uncle of Leon Morton Alford Jr., AAFA #1130

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Tuesday, 1 February 1966

 

 

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Photo from Elm Grove Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marie Bonafonte

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alden Alford (SS# issued in CT) was born 29 Nov 1890 and died _____ Jan 1966, last residence Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Ruth Hazel Huntington Alford; second wife, Edith Norton Alford; sons Alden Huntington Alford and Wilson M. Alford; parents, Frank Wells Alford and Kate Luess Merriman Bates Alford; and siblings Alice Viets Alford Morgan and Leon Morton Alford Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of his daughter Ruth Alford Moore in Vermont Obituaries; and of his sister Mary Sophia Alford Colbert in Maryland Obituaries.

            From CT Deaths: Alden E. Alford died 31 Jan 1966 in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, age 75, widowed, wife Edith.

            In 1930, Windsor (District 239), Hartford Co., CT, dwelling #303: Alden E. Alford, real estate salesman, age 39 born CT, age 24 at first marriage; his wife Edith 25 MA, age 22 at first marriage; son Alden Jr. 13 CT; son Wilson 10 CT; and daughter Ruth H. 0 CT.

            In 1920, Windsor (District 201), Hartford Co., CT, dwelling #264: Frank W. Aford [sic], farmer age 63; his wife Kate L. 62; son Alden E. 27 married, fire insurance bookkeeper; daughter-in-law Hazel H. 24 married; grandsons Alden H. 3-8/12, and Wilson M. 4/12; daughter Alice 22; and son Leon M. 20. All were born in CT.

            On Alden E. Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 26, born 29 Nov 1890, living in Windsor, CT. He is an insurance clerk, married with 1 child.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Alden Euclid 1890 CT1, Frank Wells 1856 CT2, Euclid W. 1813 CT3, William 1774 CT4, Joseph 1748 CT5, Jonathan 1720 CT6, Jeremiah 1692 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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ALDEN HUNTINGTON ALFORD

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Sunday, 20 September 1987

 

 

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Photo from Elm Grove Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marie Bonafonte

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alden H. Alford (SS# issued in CT) was born 11 Apr 1916 and died 15 Sept 1987 [different than obituary], last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Jean E. Morgan Alford; son Alden Emerson Alford; parents, Alden Euclid Alford and Ruth Hazel Huntington Alford; and brother Wilson M. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his half-sister Ruth Alford Moore in Vermont Obituaries.

            From SSACI: Alden Huntington Alford was born 11 Apr 1916, son of Alden E. Alford and Hazel Huntington, and died 15 Sept 1987.

            From Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 (Ancestry): Alden Alford, born 11 Apr 1916, enlisted in the U.S. Army on 19 Aug 1942 and was released on 26 Feb 1946. He died 19 Sept 1987.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Alden Huntington 1916 CT1, Alden Euclid 1890 CT2, Frank Wells 1856 CT3, Euclid W. 1813 CT4, William 1774 CT5, Joseph 1748 CT6, Jonathan 1720 CT7, Jeremiah 1692 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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ALFRED R. ALVORD

 

BRIDGEPORT POST

Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT—Thursday, 15 August 1974

 

            Alfred R. Alvord, 60, of North Main street, Stratford, died today in his home. Services will take place tomorrow at 8:45 p.m. in the .William R. McDonald funeral home, 2591 Main street, Stratford, with David Fiore of the Ansonia Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses, officiating. Cremation will be private.

            Mr. Alvord was a native of Bridgeport and a machinist for 12 years at Sikorsky Aircraft Division in Stratford.

            Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Anna Wilson Alvord; two sons, Alfred J. Alvord of Stratford and John T. Alvord of Shelton; and four grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Mountain Grove Cemetery and Mausoleum, Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, RobM

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alfred Alvord (SS# issued in CT) was born 14 Aug 1914 and died _____ Aug 1974, last residence not listed.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Alfred R. 1914 CT1, Jerome Lobdell 1871 CT2, Edwin B. 1840 CT3, Chauncey Hart 1803 CT4, Seth 1754 CT5, Seth 1714 MA6, Thomas 1683 MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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ALICE JEANETTE GRISWOLD ALFORD

 

DAILY COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Friday, 21 November 1930

 

 

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Photo from Elm Grove Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marie Bonafonte

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Hestes Ward Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ALICE MARY ALVORD BENOIT

 

NORWICH BULLETIN

Norwich, New London Co., CT—Monday, 2 December 2002

 

PUTNAM [Windham Co.]—Alice M. Benoit, 95, formerly of South Main Street, died on Sunday morning [Dec 1] at Day Kimball Hospital, following an illness. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday at Saint Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence Street in Putnam. Burial follows in Saint Mary Cemetery. Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church Street in Putnam is in charge of arrangements.

            She was born in Pomfret Landing on September 4, 1907, a daughter of the late Eugene and Sarah O’Malley Alvord. Mrs. Benoit was the wife of Edward A. Benoit, whom she married on April 26, 1941 in Saint Mary Church in Putnam. A graduate of Putnam High School, Mrs. Benoit was employed for many years maintaining the business office of Pomfret School. She later worked as a bookkeeper for the Buick Garage in Putnam. A communicant of Saint Mary Church in Putnam, she served as president for over 20 years for the League of Catholic Women and was very involved in the parish’s Circle of Fun.

            In addition to her husband, she leaves two sons, Peter Benoit of Putnam and Paul Benoit of Detroit, MI, two daughters, Margaret Beturne of Hampton, MA and Martha Baril of Coventry, RI, a brother, James Alvord of Putnam, ten grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by one daughter, Mary Holly and one son, Joseph Benoit.

 

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Photos from Saint Mary Cemetery, Putnam, Windham Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Maureen Desilets

Alice and Edward Benoit are on the back of the gravestone of Alice’s brother James L. Alvord.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Alice M. Benoit (SS# issued in CT).

            See the obituaries of her brothers Charles Edward Alvord Sr. and Arthur Dwight Alvord; and her niece Rose A. Alvord Rice in this compilation.

            Ancestry family trees provide her middle name but list her mother’s maiden name as Malley.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her ALVORD lineage: Alice Mary 1907 CT1, Eugene Dwight 1878 NY2, George Edward 1855 NY3, Samuel Hart 1823 NY4, Samuel 1794 VT5, Benjamin 1762 MA6, Moses 1735 MA7, John 1711 MA8, John 1685 MA9, Thomas 1653 CT10, Alexander 1627 England11, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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ALICE VIETS ALFORD MORGAN

Aunt of Leon Morton Alford Jr., AAFA #1130

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Thursday, 22 May 1980

 

            Alice Viets (Alford) Morgan, 82, of 64 Prospect Hill Road, Windsor, widow of Albert Morgan, died Tuesday (May 20, 1980).

            Born in Windsor, she had lived in Washington, D.C., 22 years before returning to Windsor 27 years ago. She was a Navy veteran of World War I. She was a member of Poquonock Community Church, the Abigail Wolcott Ellsworth Chapter 25 of the Connecticut D.A.R., and a member of the Windsor Golden Fellowship.

            She leaves a son, Leon A. Morgan of Branford; a sister, Mrs. Mary Colbert of Silver Spring, Md.; two grandchildren, Sherry and David Morgan; a stepson, Albert L. Morgan Jr. of Santee, Calif., and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral will be Friday, 1 p.m., at Poquonock Community Church… Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery, Poquonock.

            Her family will receive friends at the Carmon-Poquonock Funeral Home, 1816 Poquonock Ave., Poquonock, today, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alice Morgan (SS# issued in CT) was born 23 Mar 1891 and died _____ Sept 1980, last residence Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Frank Wells Alford and Kate Luess Merriman Bates Alford; and siblings Alden Euclid Alford and Leon Morton Alford Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her sister Mary Sophia Alford Colbert in Maryland Obituaries; and her sister Elsie Merriman Alford Bensenhaver in Vermont Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Alice Viets 1897 CT1, Frank Wells 1856 CT2, Euclid W. 1813 CT3, William 1774 CT4, Joseph 1748 CT5, Jonathan 1720 CT6, Jeremiah 1692 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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ALMIRA ALFRED

 

COLUMBIAN REGISTER

New Haven, New Haven Co., CT—Saturday, 27 February 1864

 

            Deaths: In Burlington [Hartford Co.], Feb. 11th, Widow Alford, aged 74.

 

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Photo from North Cemetery, Harwinton, Litchfield Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, C. Greer

 

AAFA NOTES: From Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999 (Ancestry): Probate records for the estate of Almira Alfred [also spelled Alford in these records] of Burlington are dated from 19 Feb 1864 to 12 Oct 1864. In the estate of Beebe Alfred, 1854, he names his wife Almira.

 

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AMANDA CADWELL ALFORD

 

CONNECTICUT COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—24 May 1809

 

            Died: At West Hartford Mrs. Amanda Alford, wife of Pelatiah Alford, aged 35.

 

AAFA NOTES: Amanda Cadwell, daughter of Joseph Cadwell and Thankful Sedgewick, married Pelatiah Alford on 22 Feb 1795 in Hartford, CT.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Pelatiah 1769 CT1, Pelatiah 1739 CT2, Josiah 1696 CT3, Josiah 1649 CT4, Benedict 1619 England5, Thomas 1598 England6.

 

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ANNAS ALFORD

 

LITCHFIELD MONITOR

Litchfield, Litchfield Co., CT—Wednesday, 20 April 1791

 

            Died, in this town, Miss Annis Alford, aged 23: she was an industrious and reputable character.

 

AAFA NOTES: From Connecticut Town Birth Records, pre-1870 (Ancestry): Annas Alford was born 24 Feb 1767 in Harwinton, Litchfeld Co., daughter of John and Annas Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Annas 1767 CT1, John 1738 CT2, Job 1708 CT3, Jeremiah 1655 CT4, Benedict 1619 England5, Thomas 1598 England6.

 

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ANNE BUCKINGHAM ALVORD WEST

 

WATERBURY REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN

Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT—Tuesday, 19 February 2008

 

LITCHFIELD—Mrs. Anne (Buckingham) (Alvord) West, 91, of Litchfield, formerly of Morris and Watertown, died Sunday, Feb. 17, 2008, at the Lutheran Home in Southbury. She was the widow of Raymond L. Alvord and Raymond West.

            Mrs. West was born in Bridgewater on Nov. 12, 1916, daughter of the late Hubert and Ida (Carlson) Buckingham. She was raised in Watertown and was a 1935 graduate of Watertown High School. She was the office manager for RJ Black & Son until her retirement and was a member of the United Methodist Church of Watertown. She was a member of Sexta Feira of Watertown and was an avid card player, especially enjoying setback and bridge.

            Mrs. West was the loving mother of two daughters, Nancy DellaFera of Bristol and Patricia Goode and her husband, Richard, of Middlebury; a devoted sister to Donald Buckingham and his wife, Charlotte, of Newington, Thomas “Dick” Buckingham and his wife, Florence, of Watertown, John Buckingham and his wife, Elizabeth, of Orrington, Maine, and Margaret Robinson of Woodbury. She was also the adoring grandmother and great-grandmother to Zina Matthews and her husband, Bruce, of Deltona, Fla., Vicki Guarino and her daughter, Amanda Guarino, of Deltona, Fla., and Nicole Goode, her husband, Matthew Barmann, and their son, Jonah Goode-Barmann, of Corvallis, Ore. She also leaves many godchildren, nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, Charles, Stanley, William and Robert, and her sister, Ethel.

            A memorial service to celebrate the life of Mrs. West will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 p.m. at United Methodist Church of Watertown, 305 Main St., with Reverend Paul Hibbard officiating. A reception will follow in the church hall.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to United Methodist Church, 305 Main St., Watertown 06795. The Hickcox Funeral Home, 195 Main St., Watertown, has been entrusted with the arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Anne B. West (SS# issued in CT), last residence Litchfield.

 

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ANNE VIOLA ENDEE ALFORD

Mother Leon Morton Alford Jr., AAFA #1130

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Wednesday, 27 May 1992

 

 

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Photo from Elm Grove Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marie Bonafonte

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Anne E. Alford (SS# issued in CT) was born 25 July 1904 [different than SSACI and gravestone], last residence Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.

            See the obituary of her husband, Leon Morton Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Anne Viola Endee Alford was born 21 July 1904, daughter of Charles H. Endee and Louise E. Barauskas.

 

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ARBA ALFORD, JR.

 

NEW HAVEN REGISTER

New Haven, New Haven Co., CT—Wednesday, 12 January 1881

 

            Died: In Riverton, Jan. 9th, Arba Alford, aged 78 years.

 

Arba

Photo from Riverton Cemetery, Barkhamsted, Litchfield Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, P Welch

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his son Frank Howard Alford; and sister Chloe Alford in this compilation.

            Arba was born 6 Nov 1807, son of Arba Alford and Eunice Case. He married Mary Case on 31 Nov 1836 in Litchfield, Litchfield Co., CT.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2. See also AAFA’s Corrington Loyal Alford Collection, Section 3, Part 2.

            His lineage: Arba 1807 CT1, Arba 1768 CT2, Nathaniel 1737 CT3, Nathaniel 1698 CT4, Josiah 1649 CT5, Benedict 1619 England6, Thomas 1598 England7.

 

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ARTHUR DWIGHT ALVORD

 

SUNDAY TELEGRAM

Worcester, Worcester Co., MA—Sunday, 7 June 1992

 

PUTNAM [Windham Co., CT]—Arthur D. Alvord, 78, of Phillips Street died yesterday in Waterford Health & Rehabilitation Center, Waterford [New London Co.], Conn., after an illness. His wife, Alma (Nason) Alvord, died in 1979. He leaves a son, Harold Alvord of Pittsburgh, Pa.; a daughter, Carol A. Lusby of Putnam; two brothers, Charles Alvord of Scotland, Conn., and James Alvord of Putnam; a sister, Alice Benoit of Putnam; five grandchildren; nephews and nieces.

            He was born in Putnam, son of Eugene and Sarah (Malley) Alvord, and lived here all his life. He was a foreman at the former Medbury & Trowbridge Construction Co., whre he worked for more than 30 years before he retired. Mr. Alvord was a former member of Putnam Volunteer Fire Department.

            Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday in Smith & Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St. Burial will be in Grove Street Cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Arthur D. Alvord (SS# issued in CT) was born 23 Jan 1914, last residence Putnam, Windham Co., CT.

            See the obituaries of his son, Harold Frank Alvord; sister Alice Mary Alvord Benoit; brother Charles Edward Alvord Sr.; and niece Rose A. Alvord Rice in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Arthur Dwight 1914 CT1, Eugene Dwight 1878 NY2, George Edward 1855 NY3, Samuel Hart 1823 NY4, Samuel 1794 VT5, Benjamin 1762 MA6, Moses 1735 MA7, John 1711 MA8, John 1685 MA9, Thomas 1653 CT10, Alexander 1627 England11, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England12.

 

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ARTHUR MOODY ALVORD, JR.

 

SUN SENTINEL

Ft. Lauderdale, Broward Co., FL—Friday, 29 May 1998

 

            Alvord, Arthur Moody Jr., died May 9, 1998 at 87. Resident of 195 West Norwalk Road, Norwalk, CT, former longtime resident of Greenwich, CT and Delray Beach, FL.

            Husband of the late Eleanore W. Alvord; father of John M. Alvord; grandfather of John M. Alvord, Jr., Stephen A. Alvord and Theodore R. Alvord; great grandfather of John M. Alvord III. Owner and president of Alvord and Swift, NY, NY.

            A memorial service will be held Saturday, June 6, 1998 at 11:00am in the Chapel of Noroton Presbyterian Church, Darien, CT. Memorial gifts may be made to the American Parkinson Disease Association,1250 Mylan Blvd., Suite 4B, Staten Island, NY 10305. Smith & Heald Funeral Home, Milford, NH is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Winsted Old Burying Ground, Winsted, Litchfield Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, P Welch

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Arthur M. Alvord (SS# issued in NY) was born 22 Aug 1910.

            See the obituary of his wife, Eleanore Watters Alvord, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his father, Arthur Moody Alvord Sr., in New York Obituaries.

            Arthur was the son of Arthur Moody Alvord and Eva Gertrude McConnell.

            In 1920 Arthur Jr. is listed on the census with his family in New Rochelle Ward 4 (District 133), Westchester Co., NY, dwelling #116: Arthur M. Alvord, occupation illegible, age 42 born CT (parents born CT and England); his wife Eva 41 NY; and children, all born NY: Marion 17, Gertrude 12, and Arthur (looks like Anthony) M. 9.

            In 1930 they are still in New Rochelle (District 263), dwelling #366: Arthur M. Alvord, heating engineer, age 53 born CT (parents born CT and England); his wife Gertrude E. 52 born NY; son Arthur M.J. (possibly Jr.) 19 NY, student at Princeton; and a servant from Ireland.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Arthur Moody 1910 NY1, Arthur Moody 1877 CT2, Theodore Watson 1848 CT3, Charles 1819 CT4, James Hall 1781 CT5, Ruel 1750 CT6, Seth 1714 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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BENJAMIN ALFORD

 

[He apparently died in VA, but he lived in CT.]

 

DAILY COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Saturday, 13 October 1838

 

            Deaths: In Alexandria, (District of Columbia), Sept. 27, Capt. Benjamin Alford, aged 48, of Glastenbury, Conn.

 

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Photo from Green Cemetery, Glastonbury, Hartford Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bree Berner

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his wife, Jemima Stratton Alford, in this compilation.

            From CT Marriages: Benjamin Alford married Jemima Stratton on 10 Oct 1833 in Glastonbury, Hartford Co., CT.

 

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C. NORMAN HALFORD

 

DARIEN NEWS-REVIEW

Darien, Fairfield Co., CT—Friday, 7 May 2004

 

            C. Norman Halford, a Darien resident since 1978, died peacefully at home after a 14-year battle with multiple myeloma on May 3, at the age of 78. Born on April 1, 1926 in Montreal [Quebec Province], Canada, he was the son of the late Charles Roberts Halford and Lilian Hardy Halford. Mr. Halford graduated from Upper Canada College (high school) in Toronto, Canada, received a bachelor of arts degree from McGill University in Economics and a Bachelor of Commerce from Sir George Williams College. He retired in 1991 from the CitiBank Private Bank, where he was a vice president and investment manager.

            Mr. Halford served as a lieutenant in the Canadian Army. He was an active member of Sigma Chi Fraternity and a Balfour Award winner, a member of the Nutmeg Curling Club, a founding member of the Fairfield County Multiple Myeloma Support Group, an active member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church and a member of the Darien Senior Men’s Association. He was also a runner who enjoyed tennis and travel.

            He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Ruth M. Halford of Darien; a son, Andrew N. Halford and his wife Lisa of Lenox, Mass.; a daughter, Barbara O’Cleirigh and her husband Padraig of Guelph, Ontario, Canada, and five grandchildren: Michael, Ciaran, Maureen, Benjamin and Emily.

            Friends may call at the Edward Lawrence Funeral Home, 2119 Post Road, Darien, on Thursday, May 6, from 6 to 8 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 1864 Post Road, Darien, on Friday, May 7, at 11 a.m.... Interment is private....

 

In another article (biographical):

 

Sigma Chi in Canada

http://www.sigmachi.ca/news/webnews.html#Norm%20Halford [16 May 2011: this URL is not working]

 

NORM HALFORD SELECTED FOR ORDER OF CONSTANTINE

 

            Brother C. Norman Halford, Gamma Lambda ‘45 has been selected for membership in the Order of Constantine. The formal induction ceremony was held at the Grand Council Banquet on June 27, 1998 at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL.

            Brother Halford spent his 45 year career in the investment management business. He was a portfolio manager with Canada’s largest mutual fund management company, and he later headed the pension fund department of a major trust company.

            In 1977 Halford joined Citicorp Investment Management in New York to manage Canadian stock and bond portfolios for institutional clients. Later his role expanded to include global asset allocation. From 1985 to 1990 he was assigned to Brunei, in southeast Asia, to help train and develop its newly created investment department.

            Upon being diagnosed with multiple myeloma (or bone cancer) in 1990, Halford set about revising his priorities. He retired from Citicorp and has since concentrated on family, physical fitness and community. With his medical problem in remission, he has remained active in sports and participated in the Connecticut Senior Olympics. He has provided counseling to patients with cancer and to their families. At his church, he is one of a team of “Stephen Ministers” who provide caring support to people going through various personal crisis.

            Halford was Canada’s first and, to date, only International Balfour Award Winner. He served as a Grand Praetor of the Ontario/Quebec Province, president of the New York Alumni Chapter, on the Balfour Award Selection Committee and as a Distinguished Faculty Associate at the 1998 Leadership Training Workshop.

            Membership in The Order of Constantine is the highest Fraternity honor given to an alumni brother who has devoted long and distinguished service to Sigma Chi. Norm Halford is only the second Gamma Lambda brother to receive this honor....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of C. Norman Halford (SS# issued in MA).

            Canadian Soldiers of World War I, 1914-1918 (Ancestry) lists Charles Roberts Halford, married age 23 years 9 months on 19 Aug 1915, living in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. He was born in Gosport, Hampshire, England, on 28 Nov 1891. He had previously served 4 years in the military in England.

            The England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index: 1837–1983 (Ancestry), lists the birth of Charles Roberts Halford in the last quarter of 1894 (no other data given) in Alverstoke, Hampshire. [Alverstoke is 1 mile southwest of Gosport.]

            On the 1891 England census, there is only one Halford family living in Alverstoke: Edward Halford, 1st class officer, age 38, born Leamington, Warwickshire; his wife Jane S. 36 born Middleboro, Yorkshire; children: James E. Halford 10 born Leamington; Edith M. 9 born Kenilworth, Warwickshire; Constance J. 6 born Kenilworth; and Lilian 3 born Scotland; and a servant.

            In 1901 this family is in Southwest Battersea (District 35), Battersea, London: Edward Halford, revenue inspector age 48, born Leamington, Warw.; his wife Jane S. 46 born Middleboro, Yorks.; children: Edith M. 19 born Kenilworth, Warw.; Constance J. 17 born Kenilworth, Warw.; Lilian 13 born Scotland; Charles R. 6 born Gosport, Hampshire; Dorothy 4 born Evesham, Worcestershire; and a servant.

            In 1871, Edward is living with his parents in Leamington: Henry Robert Halford, waiter age 64, born Southam Warwickshire; his daughter Fanny single age 34 born Leamington; son Edward 18 born Leamington; and a lodger.

            His HALFORD lineage: C. Norman 1926 Canada1, Charles Roberts 1891/1894 England2, Edward 1853 England3, Henry Robert 1807 England4.

 

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CANZIZA ALFORD LOCKHART

 

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Photo from All Faith Memorial

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Thursday, 25 September 2014

 

            Canziza Alford-Lockhart, “MaMoo”, 88 of Hartford, CT departed this life on September 20, 2014.

            Canziza was born in Americus, GA, on April 23, 1926 to the late John and Donnie Alford. She is predeceased by her husband Willie “Dub” Lockhart.

            She retired from the State of CT after many years of service.

            Canziza leaves behind her children: Odies B Lockhart, Janie Baxter (Jeffrey), John Lockhart, Cassie Cooper, Annie Lee Wilson, Willie Lockhart Jr., Samuel Davis. Lockhart, Nancy Frederick (Charles), Curtis Anthony Lockhart (Audrey), James Lockhart (Althea), Elizabeth Lockhart.

            She was predeceased by one daughter (Joan Lockhart) and three sons (Willie James Lockhart, Willie Lee “Shockie” Lockhart, and Alfred “June” Ross).

            She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, and a host of family and friends

            Funeral service will be held Saturday, September 27, 2014 at 11:00 am at The Church of the Most High God, 692 Garden Street, Hartford with calling hour at 9:00 am.

            Burial will be in Spring Grove Cemetery, Hartford, CT. Services are entrusted to All Faith Memorial, South Windsor, CT….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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CARL ROGER ALFORD

 

BRIDGEPORT TELEGRAM

Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT—Monday, 22 September 1947

 

WILLIMANTIC, Sept. 22—Carl R. Alford, 69, who retired June 1 from the hardware business he had conducted here since he was a young man, died today [September 22] at his home after a long illness.

 

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Photo from Old Willimantic Cemetery, Willimantic, Windham Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor Steven

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Giles Humphrey Alford and Adeline Curtis Cadwell Alford, in this compilation.

            From his 1942 WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry): Carl Roger Alford was born 13 Aug 1878 in Windham Co., CT.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s Corrington Loyal Alford Collection, Section Three.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Carl Roger 1878 CT1, Giles Humphrey 1827 MA2, Roman 1793 CT3, Arba 1768 CT4, Nathaniel 1737 CT5, Nathaniel 1698 CT6, Josiah 1649 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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CARRIE ALVORD

 

CONNECTICUT COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Saturday, 22 August 1868

 

            Deaths: Alvord—In Bolton, Aug. 18, Carrie, daughter of Henry and Mary W. Alvord, aged 3 years.

 

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Photo from Bolton Center Cemetery, Bolton, Tolland Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Karen Carlini

 

AAFA NOTES: Carrie was the daughter of Henry Alvord and Mary Williams Gillett.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her ALVORD lineage: Carrie 1860 CT1, Henry 1819 CT2, Saul 1781 CT3, Saul 1763 MA4, Saul 1717 MA5, John 1685 MA6, Thomas 1653 CT7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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CATHARINE WOODRUFF ALFORD

Great-Great-Grandmother of Wayne Elmer Alford, AAFA #1364

 

CONNECTICUT COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Saturday, 9 January 1869

 

            Deaths: Alford—in Southington, Nov. 27, Catharine, wife of Rollin Alford, aged 41 years.

 

AAFA NOTES: From CT Marriages: Rollin Alford married Catharine Woodruff on 23 Aug 1848 in Southington, Hartford Co., CT.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Rollin 1822 CT1, Daniel M. 1796 CT2, Samuel 1770 CT3, Pelatiah 1739 CT4, Josiah 1696 CT5, Josiah 1649 CT6, Benedict 1619 England6, Thomas 1598 England7.

 

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CELESTE HELEN ALFORD BARNES

 

DAILY COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Sunday, 3 January 1915

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Euclid W. Alford and Mary E. Keeney Alford Baldwin; and brothers Frank Wells Alford and Hestes Ward Alford in this compilation.

            In 1850 Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, dwelling #475: Euclid Alford, farmer age 36; Mary 33; Helen 6, Hester (female) 5, and William E. 2. All were born in CT.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Celeste Helen 1844 CT1, Euclid W. 1813 CT2, William L. 1774 CT3, Joseph 1748 CT4, Jonathan 1720 CT5, Jeremiah 1692 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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CHARLES ALVORD

 

Photo from A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord, by Samuel Morgan Alvord, following page 354

 

NEW YORK TIMES

New York City, NY—Sunday, 14 July 1901

 

WINSTED [Litchfield Co.], Conn., July 13—Charles Alvord, aged seventy-four, a prominent citizen, millionaire, and founder of the Excelsior Needle Company of Torrington, the largest manufacturing establishment of its kind in the world, died suddenly at his home in that town this morning. He retired in his usual health last night, and when an attendant went to his rooms about 7 o’clock this morning Mr. Alvord complained of not feeling well. Physicians were hurriedly summoned, but he expired shortly afterward.

            His death is attributed to general debility incident to old age.

            Of recent years he had given much to churches. He was a friend to the workingmen, and frequently showed this by clearing up mortgages on their homes.

            He is survived by a widow, a daughter, and two sons, both officers of the Excelsior Needle Company.

            The funeral will be Monday afternoon at the house. The interment will be private.

 

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Photos from Hillside Cemetery, Torrington, Litchfield Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, P Welch

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his son George Buell Alvord; parents, Saul Alvord III and Phebe Buell Alvord; and brothers John Buell Alvord and Saul Alvord IV in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son John Francis Alvord in New York Obituaries.

            He is listed as Charles Hubbell Alvord in the obituary of his son George Buell Alvord, but no middle name is in any other known record.

            From A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord, pages 355–356:

 

            The boyhood days of Charles Alvord were passed on his father’s farm in Bolton, Conn., where he attended the district school. At the age of seventeen he went to New Hartford, Conn., and conducted a store for six years. In April, 1850, he went to Wolcottville, (now Torrington), Conn., and with his brother, Hubbell B. Alvord, bought out the dry goods business of Walter M. Hungerford. He continued in this business until 1866, when with several others he organized a company for the manufacture of sewing machine needles. Work was begun on a small scale at Daytonville, two miles north of Torrington. Mr. Alvord was made treasurer and manager of the company, and held these positions for over thirty years. This company now holds the first place in the world in the manufacture of sewing and knitting machine needles, bicycle spokes and nipples. Its success is due in no small measure to the foresight and efficiency of Mr. Alvord.

            In addition to his work in the management of the Excelsior Needle Co., Mr. Alvord was a director of the Eagle Bicycle Co., and of the Union Hardware Co., with a large interest in the Torrington and Winchester Electric Ry., The Brooks National Bank, the Torrington Water Co., and the Torrington Electric Light Co. He represented Torrington in the Conn. Legislature in 1880. He was a member of the Center Cong. Church, and deeply interested in the Torrington Y.M.C.A., of which he was the first president.

            Charitable organizations and benevolent enterprises found in Charles Alvord a willing helper. H stood ever ready to contribute of his means to enterprises of whose merits he was assured. Mr. Alvord was rated as one of the foremost business men of northwestern Conn., a philanthropist of quiet and unpretentious methods, and a Christian gentleman.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Charles 1826 CT1, Saul 1781 CT2, Saul 1753 MA3, Saul 1717 MA4, John 1685 MA5, Thomas 1653 CT6, Alexander 1627 England7, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England8.

 

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CHARLES EDWARD ALVORD, JR.

 

THE CHRONICLE

Willimantic, Windham Co., CT—Wednesday, 28 February 2006

 

SCOTLAND [Windham Co.]—Charles E. Alvord, Jr., 71, of Scotland, husband of Mary (Herron) Alvord, died Monday, February 27, 2006 at the Windham Hospital.

            He was born January 13, 1935, the son of Charles Alvord, Sr. and Irene (Chennet) Alvord. He had lived in California for over 30 years before returning to Connecticut in 1984. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran and for many years a member of the Knights of Columbus achieving 4th degree status.

            In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Athena Meyer of Milwaukee, OR and Charles E. Alvord, III of Eureka, CA; a brother, David Alvord of Philadelphia, PA; four stepchildren, William Kitfield, Richard Kitfield, Maryann MacKinnon, all of Scotland, James Kitfield of Canterbury and seven grandchildren. He was predeceased by a stepson, Timothy Kitfield of Scotland and a sister, Dorothy Armstrong.

            His family will receive friends at the Potter Funeral Home, 456 Jackson St., Rte. 195, Willimantic on Wednesday from 7: 00 to 9: 00 p. m. Funeral services will be at the funeral home on Thursday at 2: 00 p. m. Burial with military honors will follow in the Scotland Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Charles E. Alvord (SS# issued in CT).

            See the obituary of his father, Charles Edward Alvord Sr., in this compilation, which includes his lineage.

 

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CHARLES EDWARD ALVORD, SR.

 

NORWICH BULLETIN

Norwich, New London Co., CT—Friday, 15 October 1999

 

Charles E. Alvord Sr.

May 15, 1911–Oct. 14, 1999

 

SCOTLAND [Windham Co.]—Charles E. Alvord Sr., 88, died Thursday at the Windham Community Memorial Hospital in Willimantic [Windham Co.]. He was born May 15, 1911, in Dayville [Windham Co.], a son of Eugene and Sadie (Malley) Alvord, and had lived in Scotland since 1938. During World War II, he worked at Electric Boat in Groton and Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford. Afterwards, he was employed for many years by Beacon Feeds Milling Co., from which he retired. He then worked for Kendall Corp. in North Windham for 10 years. He was a 4th degree Knight of Columbus, San Jose Council No. 14, and a member of the Willimantic Moose Lodge, the Irish Club, the Little River Grange and the Scotland Volunteer Fire Department.

            His first wife, Irene D. Chenette, and his second wife, Irene F. (Levesque) DeMarchi, predeceased Mr. Alvord.

            Survivors include two sons, Charles Alvord Jr. of Scotland and Davis Alvord of Philadelphia; two stepsons, Frank DeMarchi of Willimantic and Joseph DeMarchi of South Windham; a brother, James Alvord of Putnam; a sister; Alice Benoit of Putnam; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. His daughter, Dorothy Armstrong, predeceased him.

            The funeral procession will be Saturday at 8:30 a.m. from the Potter Funeral Home, 456 Jackson St., Willimantic (Route 195, 1/2 mile south of Route 6) to a celebration of his funeral Mass at 9 a.m. in St. Margaret Church, Route 14, Scotland. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Cemetery, Windham.... In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society....

 

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Photo from Saint Joseph Cemetery, Willimantic, Windham Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, CLS

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Charles E. Alvord (SS# issued in CT).

            See the obituaries of his son Charles Jr.; sister Alice Mary Alvord Benoit; brother Arthur Dwight Alvord; and niece Rose A. Alvord Rice in this compilation.

            From CT Marriages: Charles E. Alvord of Scotland, Windham Co., CT, age 49, married Irene F. DeMarchi of Windham, age 46, on 21 Apr 1961 in Windham.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage [from Family Trees on RootsWeb.com, which also provides his middle name]: Charles Edward 1911 CT1, Eugene Dwight 1878 NY2, George Edward 1853 NY3, Samuel Hart 1823 NY4, Samuel 1794 VT5, Benjamin 1762 MA6, Moses 1735 MA7, John 1711 MA8, John 1685 MA 9, Thomas 1653 CT10, Alexander 1627 England11, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England12.

 

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CHARLOTTE CASE ALFORD

 

COLUMBIAN REGISTER

New Haven, New Haven Co., CT—Saturday, 2 December 1876

 

            Deaths: In Pleasant Valley, Nov. 21, Mrs. Charlotte Alford, aged 83 years, relic of the late Roman Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: Charlotte was the daughter of Humphrey Case and Freelove Harrington. Roman and Charlotte Alford had 13 children.

            Roman and Charlotte share a gravestone in Riverside Cemetery, Barkhamsted, Litchfield Co., CT, but the gravestone is worn and nearly illegible [Find A Grave].

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s Corrington Loyal Alford Collection, Section Three.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Roman 1793 CT1, Arba 1768 CT2, Nathaniel 1737 CT4, Nathaniel 1698 CT5, Josiah 1649 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1598 England8.

 

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CHAUNCEY HART ALVORD

 

NEW HAVEN REGISTER

New Haven, New Haven Co., CT—Monday, 23 May 1881

 

            Died: Alvord—In Morris, May 11th, Chauncey H. Alvord, aged 77 years.

 

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Photo from Morris Burying Ground, Morris, Litchfield Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jim Lawson

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his sons Clark Leander Alvord, Edwin B. Alvord, and Jerome Lobdell Alvord in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Chauncey Hart 1803 CT1, Seth 1754 CT2, Seth 1714 MA3, Thomas 1683 MA4, Thomas 1653 CT5, Alexander 1627 England6, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England7.

 

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CHLOE ALFORD

 

AMERICAN MERCURY

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Tuesday, 13 April 1819

 

            Died: At Barkhamsted on the 30th inst. Miss Chloe Alford, daughter of Mr. Arba Alfrod [sic] aged 20.

 

Chloe

Photo from Riverton Cemetery, Barkhamsted, Litchfield Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, P Welch

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her brother Arba Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            Chloe was born 19 Dec 1798, daughter of Arba Alford and Eunice Case. She shares a gravestone with them.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s Corrington Loyal Alford Collection, Section Three.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Chloe 1798 CT1, Arba 1768 CT2, Nathaniel 1737 CT4, Nathaniel 1698 CT5, Josiah 1649 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1598 England8.

 

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CLAIRE M. HALFORD WAY

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Sunday, 29 March 2009

 

            Claire M. (Halford) Way, 81, of Windsor and formerly of Wethersfield, passed away Thursday, (March 26, 2009). She was the beloved wife of the late Robert J. Way. Born in Hartford, she was the daughter of Earl and Mary Halford. Claire was a member of St. Theresa’s Guild at Sacred Heart Church in Wethersfield.

            She leaves behind her daughter, Maureen Hettinger of Tolland; two granddaughters, Laura and Jessica Hettinger; and four nieces, Maureen, Coleen, Cheryl and Sandy. She was predeceased by a brother, James Halford and a sister, Loretta Ferris.

            The funeral service will be Wednesday, April 1, 10 a.m. at the Rose Hill Funeral Home, 580 Elm St., Rocky Hill. Calling hours are Tuesday, March 31, 6 - 8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude’s Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clair H. Way (SS# issued in CT) was born 31 Aug 1927, last residence Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT.

 

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CLARA HAWKINS ALVORD

 

BRIDGEPORT POST

Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT—Saturday, 30 November 1963

 

            Private services for Mrs. Clara Alvord, of 86 Elm street, Fairfield, widow of Dr. Joseph Dana Alvord, who died yesterday in her home, will take place in the Fairfield funeral home of Albert W. Spear, 39 South Benson road. Burial will be in Mountain Grove cemetery.

            Mrs. Alvord was a native of Bridgeport. She was an honorary member of the Bridgeport Mother’s club and a member of the Fairfield Golden Age club.

            Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Forrest C. Benson, of Fairfield, with whom she resided; two grandsons, and a niece.

 

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Photo from Mountain Grove Cemetery and Mausoleum, Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gracie Ann Matisyn

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband’s paternal grandmother, Ruth Rosella Starkweather Alvord, in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Clara Hawkins Alvord was born 21 Apr 1874 in Bridegport, CT, daughter of Charels E. Hawkins and Marietta Hubbs.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Joseph Dana 1872 CT1, Williston Isaac 1847 MA2, Joseph Dana 1824 MA3, Isaac 1779 MA4, Jehiel 1756 MA5, Jonathan 1712 MA6, Jonathan 1669 MA7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England8.

 

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CLARA MAE CLEVELAND ALVORD

 

BRIDGEPORT POST

Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT—Thursday, 2 May 1968

 

TRUMBULL—Mrs. Clara Mae Alvord, 87, of 220 North street died today in the Van Doren convalescent home, Fairfield. Services will take place Saturday at 8:30 a.m. in the Stratford funeral home of Dennis and D’Arcy, 2611 Main street, with the Rev. Lynn Wood, pastor of the Washington Park Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery, Elizabeth [Union Co.], N.J.

            Born in Elizabeth, N.J., Mrs. Alvord had been a resident this area 75 years. She was a retired secretary of the former A.A. Electric Manufacturing company, Bridgeport. Mrs. Alvord was a member of the Washington Park church 75 years and a former organist there.

            Survivors are a son, Maurice C. Alvord of Nichols; a daughter Mrs. Gilbert B. Williams of Stratford; a sister, Mrs. F.L. Thornberry of Dallas, Pa.; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

 

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BRIDGEPORT POST

Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT—Friday, 3 May 1968

 

TRUMBULL—Services for Mrs. Clara May Cleveland Alvord, 87, of 220 North street, who died Thursday in the Van Doren convalescent home, Fairfield, will take place Saturday at 8:30 a.m. in the Stratford funeral home of Dennis and D’Arcy, 2611 Main street, with the Rev. Lynn Wood, pastor of the Washington Park Methodist church officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery, Elizabeth, N.J.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clara Alvord (SS# issued in CT) was born 12 June 1880 and died _____ May 1968, last residence Trumbull, Fairfield Co., CT.

            See the obituary of her son Maurice Clark Alvord in this compilation. We included the obituary of her husband, Harry Clark Alvord, in Pennsylvania Obituaries.

            From CT Deaths: Clara M. Alvord, divorced, died 2 May 1968 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT.

            From New Jersey, Births and Christenings Index, 1660-1931 (Ancestry): Clara M. Cleveland was born 12 June 1880 in Elizabeth, Union Co., NJ, daughter of Maurice M. Cleveland and Mary E. Powell.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Harry Clark 1878 CT1, Clark Leander 1850 CT2, Chauncey Hart 1803 CT3, Seth 1754 CT4, Seth 1714 MA5, Thomas 1683 MA6, Thomas 1653 CT7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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CLARISSA GRISWOLD ALFORD

 

AMERICAN MERCURY

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—14 December 1809

 

            Died: At Windsor on the xst [sic] inst. Clarissa Alford, wife of Mr. William Alford, aged 34 years.

 

 

Photo from Elm Grove Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marie Bonafonte

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, William L. Alford, in this compilation.

            Clarissa Griswold, born about 1774, was the first wife of William L. Alford. They were married 8 Feb 1802 in Connecticut and had four children.

            After Clarissa’s death William m. (2) Selina Griswold (1782–1821) 3 Apr 1810 by whom there was one child, and m. (3) Maria Barber (1795–1863) 4 July 1837 in Hartford.

 

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CLARK LEANDER ALVORD

 

BRIDGEPORT TELEGRAM

Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT—Monday, 8 July 1918

 

            In Stratford, Conn., July 5, 1918, Clark L. Alvord, aged 68 years.

            Friends are invited to attend the funeral at his late residence, Riverton Terrace, Stratford, on Monday, July 8th, at 2:30 p.m.

            Interment at Lakeview cemetery. Automobile cortege.

 

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Photo from Lakeview Cemetery, Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gracie Ann Matisyn

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, Chauncey Hart Alvord; and brothers Edwin B. Alvord and Jerome Lobdell Alvord in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Harry Clark Alvord in Pennsylvania Obituaries.

            Clark’s wife was Georgianna Pardee (1854–1934).

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Clark Leander 1850 CT1, Chauncey Hart 1803 CT2, Seth 1754 CT3, Seth 1714 MA4, Thomas 1683 MA5, Thomas 1653 CT6, Alexander 1627 England7, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England8.

 

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CORYDON ALEXIS ALVORD, SR.

 

From Connecticut Quarterly, An Illustrated Magazine, Vol., II, 1896, page 33 [Google Books]

 

CONNECTICUT COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Saturday, 5 December 1874

 

            Mr. Corydon A. Alvord died at his residence on Spring street, in this city, on Saturday last, of an attack of paralysis. He left his house on the morning of Tuesday the 17th inst., in his usual health, apparently, and returned home not far from noon, showing symptoms of a severe paralytic stroke, which had seriously affected his mind and speech. He failed rapidly from that time until his death, not being able at any time to converse rationally or intelligibly. He was known to have transacted some business correctly after leaving home on the morning of the attack, but in one or two places he visited later in the day, something unusual was noticed in his manner and speech. The attack, probably, came when he was on the street. He found his way home alone, however, though he was not in his right mind when he arrived there.

            Mr. Alvord was born in Winchester, in this state, May 12th, 1813, and was the son of Mr. John Alvord of that town and the grandson of Eliphaz Alvord, for many years town clerk during the early history of the town. He came to Hartford in the fifteenth year of his age, and served an apprenticeship at the printer’s trade in the office of Philemon Canfield, in a building which stood in the rear of the present site of Marble block, Central row. He remained with Mr. Canfield until that gentleman gave up business.

            He afterwards occupied the position of foreman at the office of Case & Tiffany. He left there in 1845 and went to New York, where he commenced business for himself at the corner of John and Dutch streets.

            He was afterwards for a short time in Gold street, and finally removed to No. 15 Vandewater street, where he built up a fine book printing establishment, which was probably the largest and best equipped office of its kind, owned by one man, in the country. He made a specialty of nice illustrated books, and had no superior in this department of printing. Mrs. Colt’s “Armsmear” was printed at his establishment.

            He came to Hartford to reside in 1867, having purchased the place on Prospect avenue, next south of the Hon. Chas. M. Pond’s residence. He greatly improved his place and sold it to Mr. Wareham Griswold, in March, 1872.

            After removing his family to Hartford Mr. Alvord continued his business in New York. In the spring of 1871 he sold his office and business to the New York printing company, accepting the position of superintendent of the company. This position he gave up when the “Committee of Seventy” took possession of the company’s Twelfth street establishment on account of Tweed’s interest in it. He has resided at No. 63 Spring street, since May last.

            Mr. Alvord was quite well known to many of our citizens—some of whom knew him while with Mr. Canfield, and with Case & Tiffany, years ago, and others have had pleasant intercourse with him during recent years. He had a taste for historical and genealogical research and was especially interested in matters connected with the history of Hartford and his native town—Winchester. One of the last things he did was to write a couple of articles for the Winsted Herald urging the construction of a drive around the border of the beautiful lake in that place, to make still more inviting to strangers a place naturally beautiful and attractive. He was the author of some “Reminiscences of Hartford,” a series of sketches published in The Courant a year or two ago.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, John Alvord; and son Francis Jonathan Alvord in this compilation. We included the obituary of his mother, Experience Webb Alvord, in Ohio Obituaries; and his daughter Florence Nightingale Alvord in New York Obituaries.

            His name is frequently spelled Coridon in records and publications. His burial place has not been located.

            From Connecticut Marriages, 1630–1997 (FamilySearch.org): Coridon A. Alvord married Mary A. Buckland in Sept 1836 in Hartford.

            From the Preface to A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord, pages 278–279:

 

            Interest in a genealogy of the Alvord family antedates that of most New England families. In the early “sixties” William Alvord Burke of Lowell, Mass., became interested in the genealogy of the families of his father and mother and published the “Burke and Alvord Memorial.” (Published by Henry Dutton and Son, Boston.) Mr. Burke engaged John A. Boutelle of Woburn, Mass., to gather and arrange the data….

            Shortly after the publication of the “Burke and Alvord Memorial” Coridon A. Alvord, a prominent printer of New York City, became interested in the matter and desired that a complete genealogy of the Alvord family should be published. He at once engaged Mr. Boutelle, who proceeded to further carry on his genealogical work on the Alvord family. From 1866 until 1868 Mr. Boutelle was apparently devoting a good share of his time to this work. Mr. Alvord alone met the full expense of this undertaking, which was considerably over one thousand dollars.

            When it seemed that the work was nearing completion and would soon be in press, Mr. Alvord met with sad affliction which affected his business relations, so that he did not see his way clear to carry out his plans for publication. Mr. Boutelle’s health also began to fail about this time. Both these men died a few years later and the manuscript was packed away with Mr. Alvord’s papers. And so it happened that for twenty-five years what had been gathered at great labor and expense was laid away and almost forgotten. We can scarcely overestimate the value of Mr. Alvord’s unselfish effort and everyone interested in the history of this family owes him a debt of gratitude….

 

            From A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord:

 

            Coridon Alexis Alvord was deeply interested in the publication of a genealogy of the Alvord family. For his part in the work, see preface. No better sketch of his life could be secured by the author than the following which is from Appleton’s Cyclopaedia of American Biography:

 

He learned his trade in Hartford and in 1845 removed to New York, where he made a specialty of printing illustrated books, gaining a high reputation. His establishment on Vandewater St., was one of the most extensive in the country. Among its features were fonts of ancient and oriental letters, together with fonts of old style type, which enabled him to make reprints or facsimilies of old books and newspapers. There were monster vaults deep under ground and extending under adjacent buildings, forming a series of immense storage rooms, guarded by thick walls and iron doors, as thoroughly protected as the treasury vaults. These were for the shortage of stereotype plates and valuable engravings. He began a reprint of the old records of the city of New York, but the work was not finished owing to changes in the recorder’s office. In the reproduction of old books and papers, he succeeded in copying the discolorations made by age in a remarkable degree. He was an active member of the typographical society and president of the typothetae. He acquired a competence which was subsequently lost through the misconduct of others. In 1871 he retired from business, went to Hartford, and devoted his remaining years to the preparation of local history of Hartford and Winchester.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Corydon Alexis 1813 CT1, John 1773 CT2, Eliphaz A. 1742 CT3, Jonathan 1711 MA4, Thomas 1683 MA5, Thomas 1653 CT6, Alexander 1627 England7, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England8.

 

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CRAINE LAMONT ALFORD

 

Chapel Memorial Funeral Home

Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT—_____ January 2017

 

Mr. Craine Alford

 

            Craine Lamont Alford, 54, of Waterbury, departed this life unexpectedly January 11, 2017.

            He was born August 11, 1962 in Waterbury a son to the proud parents, Raymond James and Ola Mae (Young) Alford.

            Craine was educated in the Waterbury public school system where he excelled academically. He was a jack of all trades and practiced his entrepreneurial skills in the area for most of his life. He was the funniest person known to many. His gentle demeanor endeared him to those who surrounded him. Did you know he was an honor student while in school? Having said that, he DID run away barefoot in the ice cold winter from a home visiting truant officer. I’ve never known him to be ungenerous and I hope I’ve been generous in plauding his importance to so many lives.

            He is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth Cappella, brother Ryan O’Neil Alford, sister Ramona “Pinky” Alford Greene, nieces; Sherry Marquita Layne and Cherelle Greene, nephew Guy Garrison Greene II, grand nephew, Jvonne Greene, grand niece, Jessica Greene, several cousins, extended family and friends.

            Craine was preceded in death by brothers Gary Cassell and Mark.

            Craine was a son, father, brother, uncle, cousin and friend. He always proclaimed to be a momma’s boy, well mommy’s waiting to embrace her son. Love you and will miss you, my beloved brother, Craine. FAREWELL

 

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WATERBURY REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN

Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT—Sunday, 15 January 2017

 

WATERBURY—Mr. Craine Lamont Alford, 54, of Waterbury, departed this life unexpectedly Jan. 11, 2017.

            He was born Aug. 11, 1962 in Waterbury, a son to the proud parents, Raymond James and Ola Mae (Young) Alford.

            Memorial service 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, Jan. 16, at Chapel Memorial Funeral Home, 35-37 Grove St., Waterbury.

 

            See the obituary of his brother Mark R. Alford in this compilation.

 

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CURTIS HUNT ALVORD, JR.

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Friday, 4 January 2002

 

            Curtis Hunt Alvord, Jr., of Bloomfield, died Wednesday, (January 2, 2002) at St. Francis Hospital. Born September 26, 1927 in Colebrook, he was the son of the late Curtis Hunt Alvord and Katherine (Gaylord) Alvord. He graduated from the Westminster School in 1946 and attended Yale University. He was U.S. Army veteran of the 82nd Airborne Division. He was formerly employed by Hamilton Standard, and later owned and operated Alvord Equipment and Northeastern Turf Corp. in Simsbury, and C.H. Alvord Co. in Bloomfield. He was a former member of the Hartford Golf Club, Ducks Unlimited, and was a member of the Brookside Association in Colebrook. He was an avid skier and hunter who loved the out of doors.

            He is survived by his wife, Patricia (McMahon) Alvord; three sons, David W. Alvord and his wife Linda, and their three sons, Jared, Zachary and Caleb of Plainfield, MA; C. Hunt Alvord, III and his wife Gail of Avon, and their two children, Kaitlin Elizabeth and Curtis Hunt Alvord, IV; and Jonathan G. Alvord of Canton, and his daughter, Christina Alvord; a daughter Leslie S. Alvord of Unionville; two sisters, Sylvia Creedon of West Hartford, and Nancy A. Kipp of Princeton, MA; and a step son, Trevor McMahon.

            A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 11 a.m., in Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Ave., Hartford, with the Rev. Gary L. Miller officiating. Burial is private. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to the Amputee Coalition of America, 900 East Hill Ave., Suite 285, Knoxville, TN 37915 or the Colebrook Land Conservancy, PO Box 90, Colebrook, CT 06021-0090. The James T. Pratt Funeral Service, Wethersfield, is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Curtis H. Alvord (SS# issued in CT).

            See the obituaries of his father, Curtis Hunt Alvord Sr., and his first wife, Sally Brinckerhoff Goodell Alvord, in this compilation.

            From CT Marriages: Curtis H. Alvord of West Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, age 59, married Patricia E. McMahon, age 41 of Hartford, on 20 June 1987 in Colebrook, Litchfield Co., CT.

            On Curtis Hunt Alvord Sr.’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 18, a student at Taft School in Watertown, Litchfield Co., CT. He names his father George S. Alvord of Winsted, Litchfield Co., CT, as his nearest relative. His birth date is 10 Nov 1899.

            On the 1900 census, Curtis Sr. is listed with his parents in Winchester (District 267), Litchfield Co., CT, dwelling #270: George S. Alvord, occupation blank, age 34 born Aug 1865 in CT; his wife Grace H. 33 born Aug 1866 in CT; son Curtis H. 6/12 born Nov 1899 in CT; mother[-in-law] Sylvia A. Hunt 72 born Dec 1828 in CT; and 2 apparent servants.

            On the 1920 census, they are still in Winchester (District 232), Litchfield Co., CT, dwelling #156: George S. Alvord, bookkeeper at knife shop, age 55 born CT; his wife Grace H. 54 CT; son Curtis H. 20 CT; and a servant from Ireland.

            From CT Deaths: Curtis Sr. d. 12 Feb 1993, age 93, in West Hartford, Hartford Co., CT. He is listed as widowed, retired president of Anderson Lab.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Curtis Hunt 1927 CT1, Curtis Hunt 1899 CT2, George Stephen 1865 CT3, James Richards 1823 CT4, James Hall 1781 CT5, Ruel 1750 CT6, Seth 1714 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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CURTIS HUNT ALVORD, SR.

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Sunday, 14 February 1993

 

            Curtis H. Alvord Sr., founder and retired president of Andersen Laboratories of Bloomfield and a former president of the Hartford Boys Club, died Friday at a West Hartford convalescent home. He was 93.

            Mr. Alvord graduated from Yale University in 1923 and joined Hart Manufacturing, an electronics instruments company, where he was vice president from 1925 to 1938. He later founded Andersen Laboratories, a maker of scientific equipment, and was its president until retirement he retired in 1959.

            He was a former member and president of the Boys Club of Hartford and a founding member of the Essex Yacht Club. Born in Winsted, he lived in West Hartford most of his life.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Curtis H. Alvord (SS# issued in CT) was born 19 Nov 1899, last residence West Hartford.

            See the obituary of his son Curtis Hunt Alvord Jr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Curtis Hunt 1899 CT1, George Stephen 1865 CT2, James Richards 1823 CT3, James Hall 1781 CT4, Ruel 1750 CT5, Seth 1714 MA6, Thomas 1683 MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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CYNTHIA HOOKER OLCOTT ALVORD

 

CONNECTICUT COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—9 July 1827

 

            Died: At Bolton, Mrs. Cynthia Alvord, 66, wife of Saul Alvord.

 

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Photo from Bolton Center Cemetery, Bolton, Tolland Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Karen Carlini

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her second husband, Saul Alvord Jr., in this compilation.

            Cynthia Hooker Olcott was the second wife of Saul Alvord. She was born 1760 in Farmington, Hartford Co., CT, the daughter of Roger Hooker and Anna Kellogg. She died 27 June 1827, Bolton, Tolland Co., CT. She married Seth Alvord in Feb 1813, East Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.

 

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DOROTHY E. ABARE DEEGAN ALVORD

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Tuesday, 18 August 1998

 

            Dorothy E. (Abare) Deegan Alvord, widow of Morgan H. Alvord and James F. Deegan, died Sunday (August 16, 1998).

            She was born in Troy, NH, the daughter of the late Ida-Mae (Hannon) and Henry W. Abare, she made her home in West Hartford for many years and in Bloomfield since 1978. She was a volunteer at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center for 18 years in their gift shop, and was a member of the Women’s Auxiliary and served on their Board of Directors. Mrs. Alvord was a member of the Women’ s Auxiliary of the Salvation Army, St. Thomas Seminary, St. Agnes Home, and St. Timothy Church. She had served as a member of Mark Twain Memorial Women’s Auxiliary and served on their board of directors. Mrs. Alvord was President of House and Garden Club of West Hartford and a member of the Hartford Golf Club.

            She leaves a son and daughter-in-law, Don and Carol Deegan of New Milford; three grandchildren, Barbara Deegan DaSilva of Bethel, James Deegan III, and Michael Deegan of New Milford; three gre at- grandchildren, Steven DaSilva, Michaela and Sean Deegan; two sisters, Mrs. Alfred Ahearn (Eileen) of East Hartford and Mrs. Joseph Modry (Alice) of Marston Mills, Cape Cod, MA; a brother-in-law, Michael Clarey of Wethersfiled, and many nieces and nephews. She also leaves a stepdaughter and her husband, Patricia and John Bryant of East Sandwich, Cape Cod, MA; two step-grandchildren, Mrs. Christopher Nolan (Barbara) of Albany, CA., and Stephen Bryant of Newtonville, MA; and two step-great-grandchildren, Daniel B. and John A. Nolan both of Albany, CA.

            The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, August 20, 10 a.m. in the Church of St. Timothy, 1116 North Main St., West Hartford. Burial will follow in Mount St. Benedict Cemetery, Bloomfield. Calling hours are Wednesday, 5-7 p.m. at the Molloy Funeral Home, 906 Farmington Ave., West Hartford. Donations in her memory may be made to Father Gatzak, Office of Radio & TV Daily Mass Program, 785 Asylum Ave., Hartford , CT 06105, or to the American Heart Assocation, 5 Brookside Dr., Wallingford, CT 06492.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy A. Alvord (SS# issued in CT) was born 22 June 1907, but her death date is listed as 15 Aug 1998.

            From CT Deaths: Dorothy died 16 Aug 1998 but this record says she was born 21 June 1907. In this record her maiden name is Abara.

            From CT Deaths: Morgan H. Alvord died on 20 March 1988 in Bloomfield, Hartford Co., CT. His birth date is 31 March 1902, his wife was Dorothy, and his occupation was Actuary V.P. at Connecticut General Life Insurance.

            From CT Marriages: Morgan H. Alvord of Bloomfield, Hartford Co., CT, age 74, married Dorothy A. Deegan of West Hartford, age 69, on 27 Jan 1977 in West Hartford.

            Morgan Hanlon Alvord was the son of Samuel Morgan Alvord, author of A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord (1908). His mother was Mary Ann O’Hanlon.

            In 1870 Samuel Morgan is listed with his family in Bolton, Tolland Co., CT, dwelling #108: Elijah A. Alvord, farmer age 45 born CT; Cynthia A. 40 CT; children, all born CT: Joseph C. 11, John A. 10, Anna M. 8, William E. 6, George W. 4, and Samuel M. 6/12; Martha B. 73 NH; and Hallam Carisle 66 CT.

            In 1860 Elijah’s family is living with the parents of his wife Cynthia, still in Bolton, dwelling #76: Ashbell Warner, farmer age 61; Hannah 54; Dwight 23; and Elijah Alvord 34; Cyntha 30; Joseph 1, and John Al 6/12. All were born in CT.

            From Lucien Warner’s The Descendants of Andrew Warner (New Haven, CT: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, 1919), pp. 483, 631–632 (Ancestry): Cynthia Ann Warner, born 26 Jan 1830 in Bolton, Tolland Co., CT, the daughter of Ashbel Warner and Hannah Morgan, m. Elijah Anson Alvord in Bolton on 12 Oct 1856. He was born 10 Apr 1825 in Bolton, the son of Martin Alvord and Martha Burleigh Clark. They had 6 children. He d. in Bolton on 4 Oct 1870. Cynthia, a “woman by nature modest and retiring, after her husband’s death she brought up her large family on slender resources, keeping the children together and giving them good educations, and also taking into her home and caring for four aged members of the family. She was a member of the Bolton Congregational Church for fifty years.” Cynthia d. 1 Dec 1910 in Bolton.

            From the same source, on p. 632: the youngest child of Elijah and Cynthia Alvord was Samuel Morgan Alvord m. in Pennington, NJ, 27 Dec 1900 to Mary A. O’Hanlon, who was born in Lambertville, NJ, on 13 Feb 1865, the daughter of Methodist minister Thomas O’Hanlon and Maria Maps. Their son, Morgan Hanlon Alvord, was born in Hartford on 31 March 1902. Samuel was a graduate of Yale, 1896, Phi Beta Kappa, taking honors in Latin and Greek. He was a Latin teacher at Hartford High School, a Congregational Church deacon, and “editor” of the Alvord Genealogy.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Morgan Hanlon 1902 CT1, Samuel Morgan 1869 CT2, Elijah Anson 1825 CT3, Martin 1788 CT4, Saul 1753 MA5, Saul 1717 MA6, John 1685 MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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DWIGHT HENRY ALVORD

 

BRIDGEPORT TELEGRAM

Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT—Tuesday, 12 April 1955

 

            Services will take place tomorrow for Dwight Henry Alvord, of 2600 Fairfield avenue, a retired employe of Jennings Brothers, who died yesterday [April 11] in his home.

            They will be conducted at 9 a.m. in the Dennis and D’Arcy funeral home, 1046 Fairfield avenue. A Mass of requiem will be celebrated at 9:30 o’clock in St. Ann’s church. Burial will be in St. Michael’s cemetery.

            Mr. Alvord is survived by a son, Dwight T. Alvord; three daughters, Mrs. Rae Burke, Mrs. Edward MacDaniel and Mrs. Margaret Dwyer, all of Bridgeport; four grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his son Frank Joseph Alvord in this compilation.

            From CT Deaths: Dwigh[t] H. Alvord, widowed age 88, died 11 Apr 1955 in Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Dwight Henry 1864 CT1, Francis Lyman 1829 CT2, Ashbel 1780 CT3, Seth 1754 CT4, Seth 1714 MA5, Thomas 1683 MA6, Thomas 1653 CT7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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EDGERTON A. ALVORD

 

NEW YORK TIMES

New York, NY—9 March 1892

 

            Died: Alvord—at the rectory school, Hamden [New Haven Co.], Conn., on Sunday, March 6, 1892, of pneumonia, Edgerton A. Alvord, aged 18 years.

            Funeral services at the residence of his grandmother, Mrs. Alonzo A. Alvord, No. 10 West 31st St. New York, Wednesday morning, March 9, at 10 o’clock.

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of his brother Alwyn Alonzo Alvord in Colorado Obituaries.

            Edgerton Alvord was born 1 Feb 1874 in Orange, NJ, the son of Alwyn Alonzo Alvord (1839–1874) and Frances DeLord Edgerton. The family is listed on the 1880 census in Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN:

 

Francis D. Alvord (f)  head            35      OH NY CT           widow

Allyn A. [sic]              [blank]           9      NY NY OH

Charlotte                     [blank]           8      NY NY OH

Edgerton                     son                 6      NJ NY OH

+ a servant from Ireland—next door is the family of Frances’ parents.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Edgerton 1874 NJ1, Alwyn Alonzo 1839 NY2, Alonzo Alwyn 1802 CT3, John 1774 CT4, John 1750 CT5, Elisha 1717 MA6, Thomas MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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EDITH NORTON ALFORD

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Monday, 21 December 1964

 

 

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Photo from Elm Grove Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marie Bonafonte

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Alden Euclid Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter Ruth Alford Moore in Vermont Obituaries.

 

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EDNA GAY ALFORD SPRAGUE

 

Source unknown, but probably:

PLATTSBURGH PRESS-REPUBLICAN

Plattsburgh, Clinton Co., NY—_____ November 1990

 

MANCHESTER [Hartford Co.], Conn.—Edna G. Alford Sprague, 42, of Manchester, Conn., and formerly of Wilmington [Essex Co., NY], died Monday, Nov. 19, 1990.

            She was born Dec. 21, 1947, in Keene Valley [Essex Co., NY], the daughter of Clarence “Bill” Alford and Marion Shumway Deforest.

            Survivors include her husband, Thomas R. Sprague of Manchester; two sons, Raymond W. and William D., both of Manchester; her mother, Marion Deforest of Wilmington; two sisters, Judy Bowlen and Victoria Hozley, both of Wilmington; a grandson, Nathan Sprague of Manchester; and several nieces and nephews.

            Calling hours will be Thursday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Zaumetzer-Sprague Funeral Home in AuSable Forks. A funeral service will be Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Hazelton Cemetery in Wilmington....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From CT Deaths: Edna G. Sprague was born 21 Dec 1947 in NY and died 19 Nov 1990 in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, age 42.

            Family Trees at RootsWeb.com lists her father as Clarence William Alford, born 13 Dec 1918 in Lake Placid, NY, and d. 8 July 1989 in Wilmington, NY. Her mother was Marion Shumway, who m. (2) _____ Deforest.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Edna Gay 1947 NY1, Clarence William 1918 NY2, David Ruel 1895 NY3, Francis 1865 NY4, Ruel 1839 NY5, Rufus 1812 VT6, Ashley Owen 1770 VT7, Benedict 1716 CT8, Benedict 1688 CT9, Jeremiah 1655 CT10, Benedict 1619 England11, Thomas 1598 England12.

 

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EDNA ROSE ALVORD

 

CONNECTICUT POST

Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT—17 February 2011

 

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            Edna Rose Alvord, age 81, of Bridgeport, passed away February 12, 2011 at St. Joseph’s Manor.

            She was born in Bridgeport, the beloved daughter of the late Dwight T. Alvord and Margaret Flynn Alvord. She resided on Noble Avenue, in east Bridgeport, near Beardsley Park for most of her life. She attended Beardsley School, graduated from Harding High School in 1946 and The Booth Bayliss Commercial School in 1950. She worked in the office of D’Addario Construction Company on Boston Avenue until her retirement. Edna was an active member of St. Charles Church. She loved her family and her pets, including her dog, Ginger, and three cats, Gigi, Casper and Tangerine.

            In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother, Dwight T. Alvord.

            Survivors include cousins Robert Hildreth, Findlay, Ohio, Susan Hildreth, Washington, D.C., Betsy Flynn, Fortaleza, Brasil, and Tom Flynn, Annapolis, Maryland.

            Friends are invited to attend her funeral services on Friday at 9:15 a.m. at the Cyril F. Mullins Trumbull Funeral Home 399 White Plains Rd. and at 10 a.m. at St. Charles Church East Main Street Bpt. Burial at St. Michael’s Cemetery will be private. Friends may call on Thursday from 4-7 p.m. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to the CT Humane Society 455 Post Rd. East Westport, CT 06880. For online condolences please visit mullinsfh.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edna R. Alvord (SS# issued in CT) was born 5 Aug 1929, last residence Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT.

            On Dwight T. Alvord’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 19, living in Bridgeport, CT, born 6 Sept 1899. He names his father, Dwight T. Alvord of the same address, as his nearest relative.

            From CT Deaths: Dwight T. Alvord was born 6 Sept 1899 in CT and died 10 March 1980 in Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT.

 

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EDWARD JESUP ALVORD, SR.

 

COLUMBIAN REGISTER

New Haven, New Haven Co., CT—Saturday, 24 October 1868

 

            Deaths: In Southport [Fairfield Co.], Oct. 16, Edward J. Alvord, aged 37 years.

 

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Yale Obituary Record

Obituary Record of Graduates of Yale College

Deceased during the Academical Year ending in July, 1869….

 

Class of 1852

 

            Edward Jesup Alvord died at Southport, in Fairfield, Conn., Oct. 16, 1868, in the 38th year of his age.

            He was the only son of Jesup and Susan Alvord, and was born at Southport, March 26, 1831.

            After graduation, he studied law, under Judge Thomas B. Osborne (Y.C. 1817) in Fairfield, and also engaged in teaching in the same town, and was admitted to the bar of Fairfield County, Oct. 16, 1858. He then commenced the practice of his profession in the village of Southport, where he remained till his death.

            In 1862, he represented the town in the State Legislature.

            He married, June 15, 1859, Miss Sarah Elizabeth, daughter of the late Walter Bulkley, of Southport. She died June 20, 1866. Two of their children died in infancy, and the only remaining child, a boy of five years [Edward Jesup Alvord Jr.], died of dysentery in September, 1868. The father, brought down by exhaustion and sorrow at this last bereavement, fell an easy victim of the same disease some three weeks later.

 

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Permission granted by the photographer, Jean Whitney

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his mother, Susan Curtis Alvord; and sister Susan Curtis Alvord Trubee in this compilation.

            From Samuel Morgan Alvord, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord An Early Settler of Windsor, Conn. and Northampton, Mass. (Webster, NY: A.D. Andrews, Printer, 1908), page 311:

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Edward Jesup 1831 CT1, Jesup 1789 CT2, John 1750 CT3, Elisha 1717 MA4, Thomas MA5, Thomas 1653 CT6, Alexander 1627 England7, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England8.

 

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EDWIN B. ALVORD

 

BRIDGEPORT TELEGRAM

Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT—Saturday, 5 January 1918

 

            In Stratford, Conn., Jan. 3, 1918, Edwin Alvord, aged 77 years, 9 months, 22 days.

            Friends are invited to attend the funeral from the residence of his son, Fredk. E. Alvord, Jackson Ave., Stratford, on Sunday, Jan. 6th, at 1:30 p.m.

            Interment at Union cemetery, Stratford. Automobile cortege.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, Chauncey Hart Alvord; and brothers Clark Leander Alvord and Jerome Lobdell Alvord in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Harry Clark Alvord in Pennsylvania Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Edwin B. 1840 CT1, Chauncey Hart 1803 CT2, Seth 1754 CT3, Seth 1714 MA4, Thomas 1683 MA5, Thomas 1653 CT6, Alexander 1627 England7, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England8.

 

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EDWIN BARBOUR ALVORD

 

NEW YORK TIMES

New York City, NY—Friday, 25 November 1921

 

RETIRED BROKER COMMITS SUICIDE

 

BRIDGEPORT [Fairfield Co.], Conn., Nov. 24—Edwin Barbour Alvord, former floor member of the Stock Exchange firm of Lloyd & Co., of 183 Broadway, New York City, committed suicide here today in the home of his mother, Mrs. Adelaide Alvord, at 530 State Street. He had been in ill health for some time and recently had been depressed and melancholy.

            Mr. Alvord, who was 53 years old, had a Summer home at Green Farm, where he stayed until late in the Fall, and about four weeks ago went to his mother’s home. He was unmarried and had few business interests.

            During the last few weeks he had been in unusually poor health and spent the last two days in bed. He stayed in bed today until noon, and talked for some time this morning with his mother. She left the room at noon to go down and see if arrangements for the Thanksgiving dinner were all right, and while she was away heard a shot from her son’s room. She ran upstairs and found him still lying in bed with a revolver in his hand. He had shot himself through the head.

            The Medical Examiner, Dr. Samuel M. Garlick, went to the house, where he made a brief inquiry and satisfied himself that Mr. Alvord’s act was caused probably by ill health. No letter of explanation was left, and there were no financial difficulties to account for his recent depression, although Mrs. Alvord said her son had been a little worried about some of his investments.

            When Mr. Alvord was a member of Lloyd & Co, he held the Exchange seat of the firm and was the active floor member. He gave up his seat about seven years ago because of his health and abandoned practically all his business interests. His means were sufficient for his needs, but were believed to be modest. He was for many years a member of the New York Yacht Club, where he lived when in this city; but about the time he sold his seat he gave up his membership in the club.

 

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MERIDEN DAILY JOURNAL

Meriden, CT—Friday, 25 November 1921

 

BRIDGEPORT, Nov. 25—Edwin Barbour Alvord, a retired New York stockbroker, committed suicide yesterday by shooting himself in the head in his room at the home of his mother, Mrs. Adelaide Alvord, at 530 State street.

            Mrs. Alvord, who is eighty years old, said her son had been in ill health recently and that he was also worrying about his financial affairs.

            Mr. Alvord was fifty-three years old and unmarried. He had a home in New York city and a country home at Green Farms in the town of Westport [Fairfield Co.].

            The burial will be in Harwinton.

 

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Photo from North Cemetery, Harwinton, Litchfield Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, C. Greer

 

AAFA NOTES: He shares a gravestone with his parents, Nelson Alvord and Adelaide Barbour Alvord. It is very difficult to read, but it appears to be him at the bottom.

            His birth in A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord is listed as 23 June 1864 in Torrington, Litchfield Co., CT, son of Nelson Alvord and Adelaide Emily Barber.

            His age at death in the obituary, 53, would make his birth year 1868.

            He is listed as a boarder on the 1900 census in Manhattan, New York Co., NY: Edward Alvord, age 32 born June 1868 in NY (parents born NY), single, banker. He has not been found on any other census.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Edwin Barbour 1868 CT/NY1, Nelson 1830 CT2, Nelson 1805 CT3, David 1776 CT4, John 1750 CT5, Elisha 1717 MA6, Thomas MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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EDWIN PLATT ALVORD

 

NEW YORK TIMES

New York City, NY—Wednesday, 1 February 1933

 

CENTERBROOK, Conn., Jan. 31—The Rev. Edwin Platt Alvord died here on Sunday after a short illness. He was born in New York eighty-five years ago.

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of his sister Amelia B. Alvord Cornwell in New York Obituaries.

            From A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord, p. 508:

 

Edwin Platt Alvord in the earlier part of his life was engaged in business in New York, N.Y. In 1876 he became a local preacher in the Methodist Church. Since 1895 he has devoted himself entirely to the ministry.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Edwin Platt 1846 NY1, George Bulkley 1798 CT2, John 1774 CT3, John 1750 CT4, Elisha 1717 MA5, Thomas MA6, Thomas 1653 CT7, Alexander 1627 England7, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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ELEANOR KELLOGG ALVORD

 

CONNECTICUT HERALD

New Haven, New Haven Co., CT—Monday, 9 March 1812

 

            Died: At Bolton, on the 21st ult. Mrs. Eleaner Alvord, aged 57, wife of Capt. Saul Alvord.

 

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Permission granted by the photographer, Karen Carlini

Eleanor’s stone says: “Wife of Capt. Saul Alvord | who died Feb. 21, 1812 | aged 57 years”

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Saul Alvord Jr.; and son Saul Alvord III in this compilation.

            Saul Alvord and Eleanor Kellog married 14 Apr 1778 in Newington, Hartford Co., CT. Eleanor was the daughter of Martin Kellogg and Mary Bordman. Saul by tradition was a hair dresser in Northampton, MA. His wife Eleanor made wigs. Saul was a saddler in Bolton.

 

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ELEANORE WATTERS ALVORD

 

SUN SENTINEL

Ft. Lauderdale, Broward Co., FL—25 September 1996

 

            Alvord, Eleanore W., 85, of West Norwalk [Fairfield Co., CT], wife of Arthur M. Alvord, Jr., died Saturday, September 14, 1996 at home. Born at Holland, ME, June 13, 1911, she had been a Norwalk resident for many years, previously she resided in Greenwich, CT. and Delray Beach, FL.

            Survivors in addition to her husband include a son; John M. Alvord, of Norwalk; two sisters, Anne Crane and Pearl Sawyer, both of Maine, three grandchildren, and one great grandchild.

            A Memorial service will take place Saturday, September 28, 1996 at 11:00 AM in the Chapel of the Noroton Presbyterian Church, 2011 Post Road, Darien. Memorial contributions are requested to American Parkinsons Disease Association.... Arrangements are in the care of Collins Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Eleanore W. Alvord (SS# issued in CT), last residence Norwalk, Fairfield Co., CT.

            See the obituary of her husband, Arthur Moody Alvord Jr., in this compilation.

            From CT Deaths: Eleanore Watters Alvord, born 13 June 1911 in ME, died 14 Sept 1996 in Norwalk, Fairfield Co., CT.

 

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ELIJAH ANSON ALVORD

 

DAILY COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Thursday, 6 October 1870

 

            Deaths: Alvord—In Bolton, Oct. 4, Elijah A. Alvord, aged 45 years.

            Funeral at 3 o’clock this Thursday afternoon, at the Congregational Church.

 

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Photo from Bolton Center Cemetery, Bolton, Tolland Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Karen Carlini

 

AAFA NOTES: Elijah was the father of Samuel Morgan Alvord, author of A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord (1908).

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Elijah Anson 1825 CT1, Martin 1788 CT2, Saul 1753 MA3, Saul 1717 MA4, John 1685 MA5, Thomas 1653 CT6, Alexander 1627 England7, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England8.

 

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ELIJAH STRONG ALFORD

 

DAILY COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Thursday, 15 June 1899

 

DEATHS

 

            In Bedford, Mass., June 14, Elijah S. Alford, aged 87 years, 10 months. Funeral at Windsor this (Thursday) afternoon at 12:30.

 

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DAILY COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Friday, 16 June 1899

 

            The remains of Elijah S. Alford, who conducted the hotel here for many years, were brought here for burial yesterday. Mr. Alford was 87 years old and his death was caused by a shock which he suffered at Bedford, Mass., on Wednesday [June 14].

 

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Photo from Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, James Bianco

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his first wife, Julia M. Lord Alford; second wife Emily Sill Alford; and son Henry Sill Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Elijah Strong 1813 CT1, Nathaniel 1781 CT2, Jonathan 1745 CT3, Jonathan 1720 CT4, Jeremiah 1692 CT5, Jeremiah 1655 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1598 England8.

 

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ELIPHAZ S. ALVORD

 

CONNECTICUT MIRROR

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Monday, 16 May 1825

 

            Deaths: At Winchester, Deac. Eliphaz Alvord 83.

 

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Permission granted by the photographer, P Welch

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his son John Alvord in this compilation.

            Eliphaz Alvord was born 13 Jan 1742 in Durham, Middlesex Co., CT, the son of Jonathan Alford and Elizabeth Sanford. He died 15 Apr 1825, in Winchester, Litchfield Co., CT. He married Esther Hart, daughter of Judah Hart, 29 Nov 1764 in East Hampton, Middlesex Co., CT.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Eliphaz S. 1742 CT1, Jonathan 1711 MA2, Thomas 1683 MA3, Thomas 1653 CT4, Alexander 1627 England5, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England6.

 

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ELIZABETH “BETTIE” HATHAWAY ALFORD

Mother of Robert Scott Alford, AAFA #0873

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Sunday, 27 October 2002

 

COLCHESTER [New London Co.]—Elizabeth H. Alford, 94, of Raven Road, Colchester and formerly of Middlefield, passed away on Sunday, October 13, 2002, at the Middlesex Hospital in Middletown.

            Born on November 1, 1907 in Hudson, New York, she was the daughter of the late Frank and Beulah Messer Hathaway. Before moving to Colchester, she lived in Middlefield where she was a librarian at the Levi Coe Library. Mrs. Alford was a former member of the Midlea Garden Club and active in the Middlefield Federated Church. She resided in Colchester for the last 12 years where she was an active member of the Westchester Congregational Church and the Colchester Senior Center.

            Surviving are her daughters, Margaret Sinnamon and husband, William of Manchester, Pat Barton of Colchester, and Janet Davis of Hudson, New York; two sons, Robert Alford and wife, Murial of San Diego, California, and William Alford of Wallingford; a sister, Margaret Hathaway of West Hartford; 16 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

            Her husband, Scott Alford, and her granddaughter, Linda Burba, preceded her in death.

            A memorial service in celebration of her 95th birthday will be held on Friday, November 1, 2002 at the Westchester Congregational Church at the corner of Cemetery Road and Route 149. The Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home at 167 Old Hartford Road in Colchester is entrusted with arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elizabeth H. Alford (SS# issued in CT).

            See the obituaries of her husband, Irving Scott Alford; and her daughter Patricia Ann Alford Barton in this compilation.

 

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ELIZABETH “BETTY” BARNES ALVORD

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Tuesday, 21 September 1999

 

MANCHESTER [Hartford Co.]—Elizabeth Barnes Alvord, 94, formerly of Manchester and Cummaquid, Massachusetts, widow of Martin E. Alvord, died on Saturday, September 18, 1999 at the McLean Home in Simsbury [Hartford Co.].

            Born in Bristol on February 9, 1905, she was the daughter of the late Arthur S. Barnes, who was the publisher of the Bristol Press newspaper, and Anna Bailey Barnes. She was raised in Bristol and attended local schools. Mrs. Alvord attended Wellesley College and graduated from Wheelock College in 1928. Upon graduating, she planned to go west to teach kindergarten, but instead taught at the Highland Park School in Manchester where she taught for many years. In 1934 she married Martin Alvord of Manchester who predeceased her in 1974. Betty Alvord was extremely active in her community. She was on the boards of the Y.M.C.A. and the local Red Cross Chapter, and was president of the Manchester Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She was a member of the Center Congregational Church where she managed the Sunday school programs. She was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Cosmopolitan Club, and served as a director and secretary of the Bristol Press Publishing Company.

            Mrs. Alvord is survived by a daughter, Ann A. Groves of Blacksburg, Virginia, a son, Joel B. Alvord of Cambridge, four grandchildren, Jennifer Groves, Sarah Alvord, John Groves, and Seth Alvord, and a brother, E. Bartlett Barnes of Bristol.

            Memorial services were held on Friday, September 24 at the Center Congregational Church in Manchester with a private burial following at East Cemetery.

 

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CAPE COD TIMES

Hyannis, Barnstable Co, MA—21 September 1999

 

SIMSBURY, Conn.—Elizabeth “Betty” Barnes Alvord, 94, formerly of Manchester and Cummaquid, died Saturday at the McLean Home in Simsbury.

            She was the wife of Martin E. Alvord, who died in 1974.

            Born, raised and educated in Bristol, Mrs. Alvord attended Wellesley College and graduated from Wheelock College in 1928. Upon graduating, she planned to go west to teach kindergarten, but remained in Manchester and taught kindergarten at Highland Park School and nursery school for many years.

            Mrs. Alvord was extremely active in her community. She was on the boards of the YMCA and the local Red Cross chapter, and president of the Manchester Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. She was also a member of the Center Congregational Church, where she managed the Sunday school programs, served as a director and secretary of the Bristol Press Publishing Co. and was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

In later years, she started and taught in a pre-school at the YMCA.

            Surviving are a daughter, Ann A. Groves of Blacksburg, Va.; a son, Joel B. Alvord of Cambridge, Mass.; a brother, E. Bartlett Barnes of Bristol; and four grandchildren.

            A memorial service is at 2 p.m. Friday at the Center Congregational Church, 11 Center St., Manchester. Burial is private.

            Memorial donations may be made to the Center Congregational Church Memorial Fund, 11 Center Street, Manchester, CT 06040; or to the Manchester Memorial Hospital Development Fund, 71 Haynes Street, Manchester, CT 06040.

 

Photo from East Cemetery, Manchester, Hartford Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sue

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elizabeth B. Alvord (SS# issued in CT). Her last residence is listed as Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.

            SSDI records for her husband Martin Alvord (SS#047-09-0885 issued in CT) show that he was born 9 Nov 1901 and d. _____ May 1974. His last residence is listed as Cummaquid, Barnstable Co., MA.

            Martin was the nephew of Samuel Morgan Alvord, author of A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord.

            On the 1910 census Martin is listed with his parents in Manchester (District 209), Hartford Co., CT, dwelling #115: William E. Alvord, soap manufacturer, age 45, first marriage 14 years; his wife Elulia 41, 1 child, 1 living; son Martin 8; and mother-in-law Josephine Martin 67, 1 child, 1 living. All were born in CT.

            In 1900 they are still in Manchester (District 195), dwelling #204: William C. Alvord, soap manufacturer age 36 born Dec 1863 in CT, m. 5 years; and his wife Elulia J. 32 born Sept 1867 in CT, 0 children.

            From Lucien Warner’s The Descendants of Andrew Warner (New Haven, CT: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, 1919), p. 632 (Ancestry): William Elijah Alvord, son of Elijah Anson Alvord and Cynthia Ann Warner, was born 16 Dec 1863. He is a soap manufacturer and has been a selectman of Manchester. He m. in Bolton on 19 June 1895 to Elulia Josephine Martin, who was born in Bolton on 15 Sept 1867, the daughter of Joel Wales Martin and Josephine Loomis. Their son is Martin Earl Alvord, born in Manchester on 9 Nov 1901.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Martin Earl 1901 CT1, William Elijah 1863 CT2, Elijah Anson 1825 CT3, Martin 1788 CT4, Saul 1753 MA5, Saul 1717 MA6, John 1685 MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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EMERSON ALFORD

 

DAILY COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Friday, 12 May 1899

 

            Emerson Alford died of pneumonia at his home on Park street Wednesday morning []May 10], aged 76.

            He was one of the leaders in the Methodist Church, a man well educated and a thorough Bible student.

            He leaves three sons, Ralph of Winsted, Frank of Avon and Leon of Worcester, Mass., and one daughter, Clara, who has been her father’s companion in extensive travels all over the continent since his retirement from active life and the death of Mrs. Alford.

            The funeral will be at the house at 3 o’clock this afternoon. The interment will be in Avon, the former home of the family.

 

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Photo from East Avon Cemetery, Avon, Hartford Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Avon Free Public Library

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his mother, Emira Mills Alford; and siblings Franklin Mills Alford and Juliette Alford Chidsey in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Ralph E. Alford in California Obituaries; and of his son Leon Pratt Alford in New York Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Emerson 1825 CT1, Daniel M. 1796 CT2, Samuel 1770 CT3, Pelatiah 1739 CT4, Josiah 1696 CT5, Josiah 1649 CT6, Benedict 1619 England6, Thomas 1598 England7.

 

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EMILY SILL ALFORD

 

DAILY COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Monday, 13 November 1865

 

            Deaths: Alford—In Windsor, Nov. 11, Emily Sill, wife of E.S. Alford, Æ 41.

 

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Photo from Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, James Bianco

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Elijah Strong Alford; and son Henry Sill Alford in this compilation.

 

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EMIRA MILLS ALFORD

 

DAILY COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Saturday, 25 September 1880

 

            In New Britain, Sept. 12, Mrs. Emira Alford, formerly of Avon, aged 79 years.

 

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AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her children Emerson Alford, Franklin Mills Alford, Juliette Alford Chidsey in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Daniel M. 1796 CT1, Samuel 1770 CT2, Pelatiah 1739 CT3, Josiah 1696 CT4, Josiah 1649 CT5, Benedict 1619 England6, Thomas 1598 England7.

 

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ERICA LAVETTA ELLIS ALFORD

 

Lester Gee Funeral Home

New London, New London Co., CT—_____ January 2015

 

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            Evangelist Erica Lavette Ellis Alford, 43 of Waterford, CT went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, January 13, 2015,

            She was born November 17, 1971 to Post B. and Bessie Thomas Ellis in Salisbury, NC. She was educated in the New London, CT Public School System. She married Ernest Alford on July 1, 1997 in Norfolk, VA. Being such a lover of photography, she obtained credentials from PCA Portrait Studios at the Navy Exchange in Norfolk, VA. After which she enrolled in Paul Mitchell Beauty Academy and received her license in cosmetology. She then was employed at the Beauty Salon at the Navy Exchange as a full-fledged beautician. She pursued her passion of cosmetology and opened her own salon at her home named Heavenly Creations. Endeavoring to better her life, she seeked spiritual direction and became a member of Anointed Word Ministries under Pastor Antonio and Co-Pastor Angela Bishop. While under their leadership she worked in many capacities and obtained her Evangelist Credentials in October 2010. In 2012 Erica and her husband Ernest relocated back to CT where she continued working diligently at Abounding Grace Ministries, Inc. under the leadership of Elder Clarence Hill until God called her home. Besides her parents and husband she is survived by her sisters: Deborah Ellis, Vanessa (Herbert) Brown, Michelle (Michael) Coleman of CT, her brothers; George (Yvonne) Ellis of Salisbury, NC, Joseph Ellis and Michael (Shaneka) Ellis of CT. She is also survived by many aunts, uncles, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren and her loving church families Anointed Word Ministries of Chesapeake, VA and Abounding Grace Ministries of New London, CT.

            She was predeceased by her daughter Shaquan Lakim Alford.

            A celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday at 11 am at Abounding Grace Ministries, Inc. 3 Connecticut Ave. New London, Interment will follow at Cedar Grove Cemetery….

 

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

 

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ESTHER HUMPHREY ALFORD

 

CONNECTICUT COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—29 June 1808

 

DIED

            At Canton [Hartford Co., CT], Mrs. Easton [sic] Alford, wife of Mr. Eber Alford, aged 46 years.

 

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Permission granted by the photographer, Jeffrey Mills

Inscription: This stone erected | In Memory of Mrs. Esther, wife of | Mr. Eber Alford | who died | June 6, 1808 | Aged 46 years

 

AAFA NOTES: Esther Humphrey was the first wife of Eber Alford. His second wife was Faithe Mills Spencer (1766–1850), whose first husband was Roswell Spencer.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s Corrington Loyal Alford Collection, Section Three.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Eber 1761 CT1, Nathaniel 1737 CT2, Nathaniel 1698 CT3, Josiah 1649 CT4, Benedict 1619 England5, Thomas 1598 England6.

 

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EUCLID W. ALFORD

 

CONNECTICUT COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Saturday, 9 April 1859

 

            Deaths: In Poquonnock [Hartford Co.], March 24, Euclid W. Alford, Æ 45.

 

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Photos from Elm Grove Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marie Bonafonte

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Mary E. Keeney Alford Baldwin; children Celeste Helen Alford Barnes, Frank Wells Alford, and Hestes Ward Alford; and father, William L. Alford, in this compilation.

            Euclid was the only child of William L. Alford and his second wife, Selina Griswold.

            In 1850, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, dwelling #475: Euclid Alford, farmer age 36; Mary 33; Helen 6, Hester (female) 5, and William E. 2. All were born in CT.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Euclid W. 1813 CT1, William L. 1774 CT2, Joseph 1748 CT3, Jonathan 1720 CT4, Jeremiah 1692 CT5, Jeremiah 1655 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1598 England8.

 

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FANNY LEIST ALVORD

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Friday, 30 May 1958

 

MRS. ALVORD, 69, ON CRUISE, DIES AT NORFOLK, VA.

 

NEW BRITAIN—Mrs. Newton P. Alvord, 69, of 17 Sherwood Rd., the former Fanny Leist, died on a pier at Norfolk, Va. Thursday [May 29].

            The local woman, accompanied by two friends, embarked on the Queen of Bermuda from New York at 5 p.m. Wednesday for a trip to Bermuda and Nassau. According to messages sent to the family here by the Furness Line, the ship had stopped at Norfolk to pick up a group of passengers. Those aboard went ashore for a brief visit of the city.

            Mrs. Alvord, with her traveling companions, Mrs. Helen Raymond and Mrs. Florence Noble, also of New Britain, left the boat and when they reached the pier Mrs. Alvord collapsed.

            Born in this city and a life long resident, she attended local schools and was a sister of Frank Leist who died in February.

            She was a member of South Congregational Church, Women’s Club of New Britain, Boys Club Auxiliary. League of Women Voters and the Women’s Republican Club.

            Mrs. Alvord leaves two sons, Wesley P. Alvord of Bloomfield and Newton Alvord Jr. of West Hartford; two daughters. Mrs. Charles Lappan Jr. of Newington and Mrs. Walter E. Smart of Hindsdale. Ill.; six grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Harry Hultgren and Miss Verena Leist, both of West Hartford.

 

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HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Saturday, 31 May 1958

 

            The funeral of Mrs. Newton P. Alvord, 69, of 17 Sherwood Rd., the former Fanny Leist who died suddenly in Norfolk, Va. Thursday, will be held Monday at 1 p.m. at the Carlson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her son Wesley Paul Alvord in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Newton Post Alvord Jr. in Alabama Obituaries.

            Fanny’s husband, Newton Post Alvord Sr., was the son of Cora Estelle Alvord and, reported in Ancestry family trees, Newton Post (or Francis Newton Post or Newton F. Post). It is not clear why Fanny’s husband used his mother’s maiden name.

            In 1885 Cora married John Blair Hamilton.

            In 1910 Newton P. Alvord, age 28, is living with his grandparents Francis L. and Jane E. Alvord in New Britain, Hartford Co., CT.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Newton Post 1882 CT1, Cora Estelle 1859 CT2, Francis Lyman 1829 CT3, Ashbel 1780 CT4, Seth 1754 CT5, Seth 1714 MA6, Thomas 1683 MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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FILBERT W. ALFORD

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Thursday, 23 May 2002

 

WATERTOWN [Litchfield Co.]—Filbert W. Alford, 91, formerly of Watertown, died on Friday, May 17, 2002 at the Masonic Home of Wallingford [New Haven Co.]. Services were private. Lyons Funeral Home at 46 High Street in Thomaston handled arrangements.

            Mr. Alford was born December 15, 1910, in Plymouth [Litchfield Co.]. He was the son of the late Lewis and Maude Haney Alford. He was a retired purchasing agent of the Timex Corporation and was a former member of the Watertown Congregational Church. He was a past master of the Masons Federal Lodge 17 in Watertown and was a 32nd Degree Mason. He was a member of Scottish Rites Grand Lodge of Connecticut and was also a member of the Cape Cod Shriner’s Temple.

            He leaves a daughter, Susan Ross of Anaheim Hills, California and two grandchildren, Eric Ross of Westerly, Rhode Island and Samantha Ross of Boston, Massachusetts.

            His wife, Grace Allport Alford, preceded him in death.

 

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CAPE COD TIMES

Hyannis, Barnstable Co, MA—24 May 2002

 

WALLINGFORD—Filbert W. Alford, 91, formerly of Watertown, died Friday, May 17, 2002, at The Masonic Home of Wallingford. He was the widower of Grace (Allport) Alford.

            Mr. Alford was born December 15, 1910, In Plymouth, son of the late Lewis and Maude (Haney) Alford. He was a retired purchasing agent for Timex Corp. And was a former member of Watertown Congregational Church. He was a past master of the Masons Federal Lodge 17 in Watertown and was a 32nd Degree Mason. He was a member of Scottish Rites Grand Lodge of Connecticut and was also a member of the Cape Cod Shriner’s Temple.

            He leaves a daughter, Susan Ross of Anaheim Hills, CA; and two grandchildren, Eric Ross of Westerly, RI, and Samantha Ross of Boston, MA.

            Services are private and at the convenience of the family.

            Arrangements by Lyons Funeral Home, 46 High St., Thomaston, CT 06787.

 

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Hillside Cemetery, Thomaston, Litchfield Co., CT

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Filbert W. Alford (SS# issued in CT), last residence Wallingford, New Haven Co., CT.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Lewis Filbert Alford and Maude Lina Brown Alford; and sister Lois Butler Alford Ellert in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother, Ellsworth Brown “Bing” Alford, in Arizona Obituaries.

            His lineage: Filbert W. 1910 CT1, Lewis Filbert 1887 CT2, William H. 1846 England3, Henry 1818 England4.

 

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FLORENCE ETHEL ALFORD GREAVES

 

BRIDGEPORT POST

Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT—Sunday, 5 January 1958

 

WESTPORT, Jan. 4—Mrs. Florence Alford Greaves, 48, of Cavalry road, wife of Russell Greaves, died today in Norwalk hospital after a long illness.

            Services will take place Monday at 2:30 p.m. in the Fables of Westport, 245 West State street. The Rev. Gibson I. Daniels, pastor of the Saugatuck Congregational church, will officiate, and burial will be in Willowbrook cemetery.

            Also surviving are a son, Benjamin Greaves, serving with the U.S. Air Force in Iceland; a daughter, Miss Ann Greaves, Westport; her mother, Mrs. James Alford, Sr., and a brother, James Alford, Jr., both of Walkill [Wallkill, Ulster Co.], N.Y.

 

AAFA NOTES: In 1940, Goshen, Orange Co., NY: Russell Greaves, age 32 born NY; his wife Florence 31 born MN; son Benjamin 4 born NY; and daughter Anne 1 born NY.

            In 1910, Hibbing, St. Louis Co., MN: James Alford, age 42 born England; his wife Corrina 33 MN; and children, James 3 MN and Florence 1 MN.

            In 1920, Deerwood, Crow Wing Co., MN: James Alford 48 England, immigrated 1892, naturalized 1894; his wife Correna 49 MN; and children James V. 12 MN and Florence 10 MN.

            From Minnesota, Birth Index, 1900-1934 (Ancestry): Florence Ethel Alford was born 4 March 1909 in St. Louis Co., MN, mother’s maiden name Dickson.

 

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FRANCES L. SAWYER ALFORD

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Monday, 29 September 2003

 

            Frances (Sawyer) Alford, 84, of Windsor [Hartford Co.], wife of Wilson M. Alford, Sr. died Saturday, (September 27, 2003), at Hartford Hospital.

            Born in Bangor, ME, daughter of the late Edward and Edith (Folsom) Sawyer, she lived in Windsor since 1945. Fran graduated from the University of Maine, Orono, in 1941 and married Wilson M. Alford, Sr. December 29 of the same year. She had been Treasurer of Alford Associates since 1946. She was a member of the First Church in Windsor, Congregational and the Women’s Club of the church. Also active and held offices in the Abigail Ellsworth Wolcott Chapter of the DAR, Hartford Symphony Auxiliary, and Suffield Country Club as well as the Windsor Historical Society and Hartford Ski Club. She had also been a volunteer for Meals on Wheels.

            Beside her husband Wilson to whom she had been married 61 years, she leaves a son, Wilson M. Alford, Jr. and his wife Nancy of Canton Center; two daughters Lenora A. Santy and her husband Thomas of Windsor and Katherine A. Garrett and her husband Robert of York, ME; eight grandchildren; and five great grandchildren. A brother Charles F. Sawyer and a sister Mary S. Casey predeceased her.

            The funeral will be Tuesday, Sept. 30, 11 a.m. at the First Church in Windsor Congregational, 107 Palisado Avenue, Windsor. Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery, Poquonock. Her family will receive friends today, Monday from 5-8 p.m. at the Carmon Windsor Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Avenue, Windsor….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frances S. Alford (SS# issued in ME) was born 10 May 1919.

            See the obituary of her husband, Wilson M. Alford Sr., in this compilation.

 

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FRANCIS JONATHAN ALVORD

 

CONNECTICUT COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Saturday, 11 May 1867

 

            Deaths: Alvord—In Hartford, May 6th, of diphtheria, Francis Jonathan, youngest son of C.A. and Mary A. Alvord, aged 2 years and 17 days.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his father, Corydon Alexis Alvord Sr., in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Florence Nightingale Alvord, in New York Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Francis Jonathan 1865 CT1, Corydon Alexis 1813 CT2, John 1773 CT3, Eliphaz A. 1742 CT4, Jonathan 1711 MA5, Thomas 1683 MA6, Thomas 1653 CT7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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FRANK HOWARD ALFORD

 

NEW YORK TIMES

New York City, NY—Tuesday, 16 October 1934

 

NEW BRITAIN, Conn, Oct. 15—Six pallbearers of his own choosing will convey the body of F.H. Alford, philanthropist, politician, financier and newspaper man, who died here Sunday [October 14], to his grave Tuesday afternoon.

            Born in Riverton, Conn., eighty-two years ago, he was a son of the late Alba [sic] Alford, manufacturer of the Hitchcock chairs, now eagerly sought after by antique collectors.

            He was editor of The Middletown (Conn.) Herald for fifteen years and a city commissioner for several years.

 

Photo from Fairview Cemetery, New Britain, Hartford Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, C. Greer

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his father, Arba Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            Frank shares a gravestone with his wife, Fannie Dickinson, and her parents, Charles Dickinson and Anna Hayes.

            Family reunion article:

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Tuesday, 22 August 1911

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2. See also AAFA’s Corrington Loyal Alford Collection, Section 3, Part 2.

            His lineage: Frank Howard 1852 CT1, Arba 1807 CT2, Arba 1768 CT3, Nathaniel 1737 CT4, Nathaniel 1698 CT5, Josiah 1649 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1598 England8.

 

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FRANK JOSEPH ALVORD

 

BRIDGEPORT TELEGRAM

Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT—Tuesday, 12 June 1923

 

FRANK J. ALVORD, WAR AVIATOR, IS CALLED BY DEATH

FUNERAL OF WORLD WAR VETERAN TO BE HELD TOMORROW MORNING

 

            Frank J. Alvord, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Alvord, of 90 Roosevelt street, died at the home of his parents yesterday morning.

            Mr. Alvord was well known about the city having been a member of many patriotic and fraternal organizations He served in the World war.

            Besides his parents, he is survived by his grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Kiernan, three sisters, Mrs. Rae Burke, Mrs. Edward McDaniels, Miss Margaret Alvord, and one brother Dwight Alvord, and an uncle, Thomas Kiernan.

            The deceased was a member of the Harry W. Congdon post, American Legion, Disabled American Veterans of the World war, Knights of Columbus and the Mens’ League of St. Charles’ church.

            During the war he was with the Aviation corps as a flier at Kelly Field. Texas. Since his return home he was employed at the American Brass company.

            The funeral will be held tomorrow morning at 8:30 o’clock from the home of his parents, and at 9:00 o’clock from St. Charles’ church where a solemn high mass of requiem will be celebrated. Interment will be In St. Michael’s cemetery.

 

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BRIDGEPORT TELEGRAM

Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT—Thursday, 14 June 1923

 

FRANK J. ALVORD FUNERAL HELD AT ST. CHARLES CHURCH The funeral of

 

            The funeral of Frank J. Alvord, World War veteran and son of Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Alvord, of 90 Roosevelt street, was largely attended yesterday morning. Full military rites were observed. Rev. Dennis F. Moran, celebrated a solemn high mass of requiem at St. Charles’ Church….

            The cortege was escorted to St. Michael’s cemetery by delegations from the Harry W. Congdon post American Legion, and from the Knights of Columbus. Three volleys were fired over the body and as it was lowered into the grave “taps” were sounded.

            The pallbearers were: Phillip McKenna, William Baxter, Edward O’Hara, Joseph Shea, Paul McNamara and Samuel Wilbur.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his father, Dwight Henry Alvord, in this compilation.

            From Connecticut, Military Questionnaires, 1919-1920 (Ancestry): Frank Joseph Alvord was born 11 Sept 1896 in Fairfield Co., CT, son of Dwight Henry Alvord and Margaret Kiernan.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Frank Joseph 1896 CT1, Dwight Henry 1864 CT2, Francis Lyman 1829 CT3, Ashbel 1780 CT4, Seth 1754 CT5, Seth 1714 MA6, Thomas 1683 MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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FRANK WELLS ALFORD

Grandfather of Leon Morton Alford Jr., AAFA #1130

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Saturday, 10 November 1923

 

 

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Photo from Elm Grove Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marie Bonafonte

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Kate Luess Merriman Bates Alford; children Alden Euclid Alford, Alice Viets Alford Morgan, and Leon Morton Alford Sr.; parents, Euclid W. Alford and Mary E. Keeney Alford Baldwin; and siblings Hestes Ward Alford and Celeste Helen Alford Barnes in this compilation. We included the obituary of his daughter Mary Sophia Alford Colbert in Maryland Obituaries.

            In 1920, Windsor (District 201), Hartford Co., CT, dwelling #264: Frank W. Aford [sic], farmer age 63; his wife Kate L. 62; son Alden E. 27 married, fire insurance bookkeeper; daughter-in-law Hazel H. 24 married; grandsons Alden H. 3-8/12, and Wilson M. 4/12; daughter Alice 22; and son Leon M. 20. All were born in CT. Living next door are Frank’s brother Hestes Alford and his wife Alice.

            In 1900, Windsor (District 229), Hartford Co., CT, dwelling #156: Frank Alford, farm laborer age 43 born Dec 1856, m. 10 years; his wife Kate L. 43 born Oct 1857, 7 children, 6 living [but only 5 children listed here]; children: Alden E. 9 born Nov 1890; Mary S. 7 born Jan 1893; Elsie M. 5 born Apr 1895; Alice V. 2 born Aug 1897; Seson M. 6/12 born Nov 1899; mother Mary E. widow age 83 born March 1817; and a boarder. All were born in CT.

            In 1860 Frank is with his mother and siblings in Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, dwelling #95: Mary Alford, age 43; Celistia N. 16; Hester (male) 15; Wm. E. 12; and Frank 3. All were born in CT.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Frank Wells 1856 CT1, Euclid W. 1813 CT2, William L. 1774 CT3, Joseph 1748 CT4, Jonathan 1720 CT5, Jeremiah 1692 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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FRANKLIN MILLS ALFORD

 

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From Connecticut State Library Archives

 

DAILY COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Thursday, 12 March 1908

 

            Franklin Mills Alford of Avon died early yesterday morning [March 11] at No. 110 North Beacon street in this city, where he was spending the winter. He had been in poor health for a long time but was not confined to his bed until Sunday.

            Mr. Alford was a son of Daniel Alford of Avon and Emira Mills of Canton and was born at. Avon, October 15, 1840, being one of a family of eight children, none of whom now survive.

            Mr. Alford attended the common schools and the Collinsville High School.

            In August, 1862, Mr. Alford enlisted in Company I, Sixteenth Regiment C.V. and with that regiment was hurried to the front to take part in the bloody battle of Antietam or Sharpsburg; in the thick of the fight in the famous cornfield he received a bullet wound in the right leg and lay unconscious, but later crawled from the field with the aid of a comrade. Several months after he was discharged for disability, but never fully recovered from the wound received. After the war he held a commission as lieutenant in the Connecticut militia.

            Mr. Alford never sought public office, but as a young man he for a time held the office of tax collector in Avon. Mr. Alford was fond of outdoor life with his dog and gun and was an enthusiastic angler.

            Mr. Alford leaves a wife, who was Lucy R. Case of Avon, and two daughters, Mrs. William E. Johnson and Mrs. Henry C. Whitman, both of West Hartford; there are also six grandchildren. A brother, Emerson Alford, was a prominent resident of Plainville, where he died several years ago.

            The funeral will be held at No. 110 North Beacon street Friday at 10:30 a.m. and the burial will be in the family lot in Avon.

 

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Photos from East Avon Cemetery, Avon, Hartford Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Avon Free Public Library

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his mother, Emira Mills Alford; and siblings Emerson Alford and Juliette Alford Chidsey in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Franklin Mills 1840 CT1, Daniel M. 1796 CT2, Samuel 1770 CT3, Pelatiah 1739 CT4, Josiah 1696 CT5, Josiah 1649 CT6, Benedict 1619 England6, Thomas 1598 England7.

 

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FREDERICK HASCY POUCH ALFORD

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Sunday, 30 April 1978

 

            In Winsted [Litchfield Co., CT]. Frederick H.P. Alford, Norfolk, on April 29, 1978.

            Son of Mrs. Janet Pouch Redmond of Norfolk; father of Mrs. Kendall Smith Madden of Seattle, Wash., Janet Pouch Alford of West Brookfield, Mass., Fred H.P. Alfred Jr. [sic] of Hillsboro, N.H. and Henry S.R. Alford of West Brookfield, Mass.

            Memorial services: Tuesday, May 2, 1978, at 2:30 p.m. at the Church of the Transfiguration, Norfolk. Private interment.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, Norfolk Chapter.

 

Photo from Pond Town Cemetery, Norfolk, Litchfield Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Vicky Maclean

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Fred Alford (SS# issued in CT) was born 21 Oct 1924 [different than gravestone] and died _____ Apr 1978, last residence West Brookfield, Worcester Co., MA; last benefit Norfolk, Litchfield Co., CT.

            See the obituary of his mother, Janet Pouch Alford Jerome Redmond, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brother Donald Cameron Alford Jr. in Florida Obituaries; and his paternal grandparents, William Madison Alford and Marie Louise Russell Alford, in New York Obituaries.

            From The Pot Pourri, 1944 yearbook at Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, page 174:

 

 

            His lineage: Frederick Hascy Pouch 1924 NY1, Donald Cameron 1897 NY2, William Madison 1859 NY3, Thomas Kennedy 1838 NY4, Edwin Madison 1807 NY5, Consider 1778 England6.

 

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GEORGE BUELL ALVORD

 

From The Yale Pot-Pourri, Yale University, 1895 (Ancestry)

 

NEW YORK TIMES

New York City, NY—Tuesday, 3 March 1936

 

GEORGE B. ALVORD, 64, INDUSTRIALIST, DEAD

DIRECTOR OF VARIOUS ENTERPRISES IN TORRINGTON, CONN., SUCCUMBS WHILE ON VISIT IN NASSAU.

 

NASSAU, B.W.I., March 2—George Buell Alvord of West Hartford, Conn., died here suddenly last night. The body will be sent to New York aboard the Munargo today.

 

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MERIDEN DAILY JOURNAL

Meriden, New Haven Co., CT—Tuesday, 7 March 1939

 

NEW HAVEN, March 7—Yale announced the receipt of 25,000 from Mrs. George Buell Alvord of West Hartford, the sum being donated to the university library which will use the income from it to enlarge its collection of American literature by purchasing books and manuscripts.

            Mrs. Alvord made the gift in memory of her husband, former president of the Progressive Manufacturing company of Torrington who died March 1, 1936, in Nassau, Bahama Islands.

 

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BULLETIN OF YALE UNIVERSITY

Obituary Record of Graduates Deceased During the Year Ending July 1, 1936

New Haven, New Haven Co., CT—15 October 1936

 

Yale College

George Buell Alvord, B.A. 1895

Born March 29, 1871, in Torrington Conn.

Died March 1, 1936, in Nassau, Bahama Islands

 

            Father, Charles Hubbell Alvord, a founder and treasurer Excelsior Needle Company, Torrington; son of Saul Alvord (B.A. 1800) and Phebe (Buell) Alvord, of Bolton, Conn. Mother, Almira (Burtis) Alvord; daughter of Seaman and Martha (Ward) Burtis, of East Chester, N.Y.

            Torrington High School and Greenwich (Conn.) Academy. First colloquy appointment Junior year; first dispute appointment Senior year; one-year honors in political science and law Senior year; member Phi Gamma Delta.

            Secretary Excelsior Needle Company 1895 until retirement 1901; returned to active business 1925 and had since been president Progressive Manufacturing Company, Torrington; had made his home in West Hartford for some years; director Torrington National Bank and Trust Company, Torrington Company, Torrington Printing Company, Torrington Electric Light Company, Torrington Water Company, Union Hardware Company, and Progressive Manufacturing Company, all of Torrington, and the Magma Copper Company, of New York City; member Archaeological Society of America, Sons of the American Revolution, Connecticut Historical Society, and Immanuel Congregational Church, Hartford.

            Married (1) September 18, 1895, in Naugatuck, Conn., Winifred Louise, daughter of Lucien Dana and Julia Maria (Lewis) Warner. Children: Margaret (died 1905); Buell (Yale School of the Fine Arts 1923-24); Muriel, B.F.A. 1930; and Clive, ex-’ 25 (died 1935). Mrs. Alvord died December 7, 1904

            Married (2) September 11, 1912, in Boston, Mass., Helen Conlon Stockbridge, daughter of John Thomas and Mary (White) Conlon.

            Death due to angina pectoris. Buried in Hillside Cemetery, Torrington.

            Survived by wife, one son, one daughter, and three grandchildren.

 

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Photos from Hillside Cemetery, Torrington, Litchfield Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, P Welch

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his daughter Muriel Alvord Ward; and father, Charles Alvord, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his son Clive Alvord; and brother John Francis Alvord in New York Obituaries; and of his son Buell Alvord in New Hampshire Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: George Buell 1871 CT1, Charles 1826 CT2, Saul 1781 CT3, Saul 1753 MA4, Saul 1717 MA5, John 1685 MA6, Thomas 1653 CT7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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GEORGE CLIVE ALVORD

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Saturday, 12 November 1994

 

            George Clive Alvord, 66, of East Litchfield Road, Litchfield, died Friday (Nov. 11) at his home after a long illness.

            He was the husband of Priscilla (Taft) Alvord. Mr. Alvord was born June 4, 1928, in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., son of the late Buel and Theo (Gould) Alvord. He was a graduate of Bard College, New York, and was then employed by the Torrington Company, Torrington, as a salesman. He later returned to school at New Britain Teachers College and received a teaching degree which he took to the Connecticut Junior Republic, where he taught for 13 years. He was an active member of the First Congregational Church in Litchfield, serving in many areas of the church. A member and past president of the Litchfield Rotary Club, he was instrumental in their youth exchange program. He and his family were a host family to several exchange students to the Rotary Club and other exchange programs since 1979. He was a member of the Torrington Lodge of Elks, and Past Exalted Ruler.

            In addition to his wife he is survived by a son, George C. Alvord Jr. of Litchfield; four daughters, Patricia Studley, Elizabeth Murray and Abigail Alvord, all of Litchfield, and Virginia Caulfield of Tacoma, Wash.; a brother, James Alvord of Bal Harbour, Fla.; and four grandchildren.

            A memorial service will be Monday, 12 Noon, at the First Congregational Church, Litchfield. Burial will be Wednesday, 1 p.m., in Trinity Cemetery, Holderness, N.H…. The Rowe Funeral Home, 82 Meadow St., Litchfield, has charge of arrangements.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the Meeting House Preservation Fund, c/o First Congregational Church, P.O. Box 386, Litchfield, the Litchfield Volunteer Ambulance Association, P.O. Box 651, Litchfield 06759, or a hospice organization of the donor’s choice.

 

 

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Photos from Trinity Churchyard Cemetery, Holderness, Grafton Co., NH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dick Flanders

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of George Alvord (SS# issued in NY), last residence Litchfield, Litchfield Co., CT.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, Buell Alvord and Theo Marion Gould Alvord, in New Hampshire Obituaries; and of his brother James Buell Alvord in Florida Obituaries.

            From Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 (Ancestry): Buell Alvord, born 31 May 1899 in Torrington, Litchfield Co., CT, son of George Buell Alvord and Winifred Lucia Warner, applied for membership on 2 Dec 1942. He names his wife, Theo M. Gould, and his children, James Buell Alvord, born 12 [sic] May 1925, and George Clive Alvord, born 4 June 1928.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: George Clive 1928 NY1, Buell 1899 CT2, George Buell 1871 CT3, Charles 1826 CT4, Saul 1781 CT5, Saul 1753 MA6, Saul 1717 MA7, John 1685 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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GEORGE SAMUEL ALFORD

 

CONNECTICUT COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Saturday, 28 May 1842

 

            Deaths: At Avon, on the 20th inst. Of scarlet fever, George Samuel, only son of Samuel O. and Cordelia Alford, aged 5 years and 3 months.

 

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Photo from Cider Brook Cemetery, Avon, Hartford Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Avon Free Public Library

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his sister Georgiana Alice Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Delphine Cordelia “Delia” Alford Allison in California Obituaries.

            He was born 13 Feb 1837, son of Samuel O. Alford and Cordelia Julia Griswold.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: George Samuel 1837 CT1, Samuel 1808 CT2, Samuel 1770 CT3, Pelatiah 1739 CT4, Josiah 1696 CT5, Josiah 1649 CT6, Benedict 1619 England6, Thomas 1598 England7.

 

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GEORGIA HALFORD CARTER

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Thursday, 25 March 2004

 

            Georgia (Halford) Carter, 67, loving wife of Russell W. Kerchis, passed away on Monday (March 22, 2004) at Bradley Memorial Hospital after a long battle with Polycystic Kidney Disease. She was born on December 19, 1936 and was the daughter of the late George and Ethel (Dickson) Halford. Georgia graduated from the University of Connecticut and obtained a masters degree from the University of Hartford. She had taught elementary school for eight years, followed by 20 years at the Bank of Boston. Georgia had also been a parishioner of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.

            Besides her husband she is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Atty., Charles Gleason and grandchildren Christopher and Patrick Gleason all of Glastonbury, a sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Kenneth Gatlin and a brother William Halford all of Tallahassee, FL.

            A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, April 3, at 2 p.m. at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 145 Main St., Southington. Burial will be immediately after the service at St. Paul’s Memorial Garden and there are no calling hours. In Lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Polycystic Kidney Foundation, 9221 Ward Parkway Suite 400, Kansas City, MO. 64114-3367 or to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 145 Main St., Southington, CT. 06489. The DellaVecchia Funeral Home, 211 N. Main St., Southington are in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Georgia H. Carter (SS# issued in FL), last residence Southington, Hartford Co., CT.

 

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GEORGIANA ALICE ALFORD

 

CONNECTICUT COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Saturday, 3 April 1858

 

            Deaths: In Avon, March 17, Georgiana Alice, daughter of Samuel O. and Cordelia Alford, Æ 13.

 

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Photo from Cider Brook Cemetery, Avon, Hartford Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Avon Free Public Library

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her brother George Samuel Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Delphine Cordelia “Delia” Alford Allison in California Obituaries.

            She was the daughter of Samuel O. Alford and Cordelia Julia Griswold.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Georgiana Alice 1845 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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GERALDINE BROUWER HOLFORD

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Tuesday, 5 May 1998

 

            Geraldine Brouwer Holford of Chasse Street, Wolcott [New Haven Co.], died Saturday [May 2] at Hartford Hospital. She was 84. She was born in Holland. She was retired from the Cheshire Convalescent Home, and was a member of the Wolcott Congregational Church and was active in the church’s Ladies Aid.

            Mrs. Holford is survived by a son, Raymond Holford Jr. of Egan, Minn.; two daughters, Diana Butzgy of Glastonbury and Audrey Kirkendall of Naugatuck; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Her husband, Raymond Holford Sr., is deceased.

            A funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Wolcott Congregational Church. Burial will be in Edgewood Cemetery. Calling hours will be tonight from 5 to 8 at the Della Vecchia Funeral Home, 690 Woodtick Road in Wolcott....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Geraldine Holford (SS#044-34-9753 issued in CT) was born 21 Aug 1913.

            SSDI records show that Raymond Holford (SS#042-09-1781 issued in CT) was born 25 Apr 1911 and d. _____ Feb 1978. His last residence was Wolcott, New Haven Co., CT.

            From CT Deaths: Raymo [first names in this index are sometimes cut off] Holford, died 10 Feb 1978, age 66, in Massachusetts but resided in Wolcott, CT. His spouse is “Gera.”

 

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GERTRUDE A. GATISON ALFORD

 

NEW HAVEN REGISTER

New Haven, New Haven Co., CT—Tuesday, 7 May 2002

 

            Gertrude A. Alford, 82, of 516 Dixwell Ave. died May 4. She was a retired seamstress. She leaves sisters Rosa Brock, Creola Goodson and Berthina McNair of Hamden, and Anna Douglas and Francine Washington of Ansonia.

            She was predeceased by brothers Vanda Gatison and Lonnie Jr., Ernest and Arthur Thomas. Jenkins-King Funeral Home, Ansonia.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gertrude Alford (SS# issued in CT) was born 26 Jan 1920. Her last residence was Ansonia, New Haven Co., CT.

            In 1930 in may be this Gertrude listed with her parents and siblings in Ansonia (District 108), New Haven Co., CT, p. #100: John Gatison, wire mill laborer age 52 born SC; his wife Anna 49 SC; and 6 children, all born in SC except Gertrude, age 11, who was born in CT. The other children are Martha, Louise, John, Pearl, and Robert, none listed in the obituary. This is an African-American family.

 

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GILES HUMPHREY ALFORD

 

DAILY COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Monday, 8 June 1908

 

            Charles [sic] H. Alford, one of Willimantic’s prominent citizens and business men died, suddenly of heart disease at 5:30 yesterday afternoon. He had gone down stairs, at his home after lunch and his daughter, following shortly afterwards, found him unconscious.

            He was born in Otis, Mass., April 18, 1827, his parents being Roman and Charlotte Case Alford. He was graduated from the Westfield Normal School and at the age of 21 taught school in Springfield, Mass. In 1851 he went to Riverton, where, after serving for a period as clerk in his uncle’s store he bought out the Union Shoe Company. At the outbreak of the Civil War he was engaged in Virginia and Maryland as a sutler with General McClellan’s forces.

            He came to Willimantic in 1862 and in company with James Alford conducted a grocery business. Some time later he became engaged in the hardware business with his son, Howard Alford, who died in 1893 and whose interests were taken up by Carl R. Alford, another son, who conducted the business until the present time.

            Mr. Alford was married in Riverton November 13, 1854, to Adeline Cadwell.

            Besides his wife, three children survive him, Adelaide Louise, Maud E. and Carl R., all of Willimantic.

            Mr. Alford was a democrat and served as first selectman in 1875 and during that time had charge of building the horseshoe bridge. He was a member of the Masonic Veteran Association and from his early boyhood was a member of the Congregational Church.

 

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DAILY COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Tuesday, 9 June 1908

 

            The funeral of Giles H. Alford, whose sudden death from heart failure was announced in “The Courant” yesterday morning, will take place at the late residence, No. 160 Windham street, at 2:30 o’clock this afternoon.

            Mr. Alford was a member of the Venerable Club of Willimantic…. The burial will be in the Willimantic Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Old Willimantic Cemetery, Willimantic, Windham Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor Steven

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Adeline Curtis Cadwell Alford; and son Carl Roger Alford in this compilation.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s Corrington Loyal Alford Collection, Section Three.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Giles Humphrey 1827 MA1, Roman 1793 CT2, Arba 1768 CT3, Nathaniel 1737 CT4, Nathaniel 1698 CT5, Josiah 1649 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1598 England8.

 

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HAROLD CLARK ALVORD

 

NEW YORK TIMES

New York City, NY—Friday, 12 November 1948

 

MANCHESTER, Conn., Nov. 11—Harold C. Alvord, president of the Manchester Trust Company since January, 1947, died in a restaurant here tonight. He was 58 years old.

            Mr. Alvord, who had been with the bank for more than forty years, collapsed while eating and died before medical aid could reach him. He had been under treatment for a heart attack.

            He leaves his widow, the former Marion Saunders, and two sons, John and Robert, a student at Springfield College.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his son John Saunders Alvord; and daughter-in-law Patricia Marble Alvord in this compilation,

            On Harold C. Alvord’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 26, born 14 Feb 1891 in Manchester Green, Hartford Co., CT. He is a discount clerk at the Manchester Trust Company Bank, and is single living in Manchester Green.

            In 1930 the family is in Manchester (District 151), Hartford Co., CT, dwelling #67: Harold C. Alvord, bank treasurer age 40, age 30 at first marriage; his wife Marion S. 41 CT, age 31 at first marriage; sons John S. 8 CT, and Robert C. 3-4/12 CT; and a servant.

            On Harold Clark Alvord’s WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 50, born 14 Feb 1892. He is still working at Manchester Trust Co.

            Harold Clark Alvord was the nephew of Samuel Morgan Alvord, author of A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord.

            From Lucien Warner’s The Descendants of Andrew Warner (New Haven, CT: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, 1919), p. 632 (Ancestry): John Austin Alvord, son of Elijah Anson Alvord and Cynthia Ann Warner, was born 3 Dec 1859. He m. in Pomfret, Windham Co., CT, on 16 Apr 1889 to Ada Louisa Clark, who was born in Pomfret on 26 Jan 1861, the daughter of Aiel Lafayette Clark and Harriet May. Their son was Harold Clark Alvord, born 14 Feb 1892 in Manchester, Hartford Co., CT.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Harold Clark 1892 CT1, John Austin 1859 CT2, Elijah Anson 1825 CT3, Martin 1788 CT4, Saul 1753 MA5, Saul 1717 MA6, John 1685 MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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HAROLD FRANK ALVORD

 

Harold Alvord Obituary

Photo from Green Funeral Home

 

THE NEWS-TIMES

Danbury, Fairfield Co., CT—Wednesday, 11 October 2017

 

            Harold Frank Alvord of Danbury passed away peacefully, surrounded by loving family, on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at Hospital of Central Connecticut in New Britain; he was 73.

            Born July 2, 1944 in Putnam, Connecticut, Hal graduated from Putnam High School in 1962 and attended UCONN prior to being drafted into the US Army in December of 1965. Following basic training, Alvord attended Engineer Officer Candidate School, Ranger Training, and Flight School where he obtained a Rotary Wing Qualification. He would go on to fly helicopters in Vietnam earning numerous awards and commendations including 39 Air Medals, four Army Commendation Medals, two Bronze Star Medals and the Distinguished Flying Cross. He would go on to serve his country for another 22 years completing assignments in several US states and in Germany. While on active duty, he completed degrees in Engineering Management at the University of Missouri-Rolla and Public Administration at Shippensburg State University.

            He retired from the Army in June of 1993 having achieved the rank of Colonel. After retirement from the military, Hal worked in the private sector before becoming the Director of Public Works for the City of Norwalk, Connecticut, a position he held for 12 years. After leaving the City he was hired as the Director of Maintenance and Facilities Management at the Norwalk Transit District later becoming their Chief Logistics Officer. His work in the City compelled him to serve as Norwalk’s tree warden and President of the Norwalk Tree Alliance promoting urban reforestation and earning the City of Norwalk a “Tree City, USA” designation from the National Arbor Day Foundation.

            Those who knew Hal well will remember his intellect, wit and inability to remain serious even in the politest company. His infectious laugh could fill a room and never failed to turn heads in appreciation and sometimes horror! He lived his life honorably and with no regret. Those closest to him will remember him as a kind and caring man whose friendship and support never wavered. He will be missed by all.

            A loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, Hal was preceded in death by his parents Arthur D. and Alma F. (Nason) Alvord.

            He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Paula J. of Danbury; his daughter Mindy, of Ridgefield; son Patrick and wife Devon, of Solon, IA; his four grandchildren, Emma, Riley, Taylor and Parker; his sister Carol Lusby of Putnam; his sister and brother-in-law Linda and Ed Davis, of New Milford; his brother-in-law Richard Taylor and wife Gail, of Kennesaw, GA. Hal will be further remembered by his nieces, nephews, extended family, many dear friends, and former colleagues.

            Friends and family are invited to pay their respects between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at Green Funeral Home, 57 Main Street, Danbury, CT 06810….

 

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

            See the obituary of his father, Arthur Dwight Alvord, in this compilation.

            The funeral home memorial includes 100+ photos.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Harold Frank 1944 CT1, Arthur Dwight 1914 CT2, Eugene Dwight 1878 NY3, George Edward 1855 NY4, Samuel Hart 1823 NY5, Samuel 1794 VT6, Benjamin 1762 MA7, Moses 1735 MA8, John 1711 MA9, John 1685 MA10, Thomas 1653 CT11, Alexander 1627 England12, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England13.

 

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HELEN JOYCE SELLERS ALFORD

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Saturday, 26 January 2008

 

            Helen Joyce (Sellers) Alford, 69, passed away Friday (January 25, 2008). She was born in South Carolina, September 15, 1938 to the late Anne (Cook) and James Sellers, and moved to Connecticut with her husband Rupert “Rebel” Lavern Alford. Helen resided in Enfield, Windsor Locks, and, for the last 35 years, in Broad Brook. A wife, mother, and sister, Helen was predeceased by her husband Rupert, as well as her three brothers Listen, Carl, and James.

            She is survived by her seven loving children: Hazel and her husband John, Sandy and her husband Tom, Sheila and her husband Michael, Rocky and his wife Jane, Howard and his wife Anita, Kenny and his wife Marie, and Bobby and his wife Karen. Helen cherished her 13 grandchildren John, Amy, Jason, Jayme, Amanda, Sarah, Erica, Eddy, Samuel, Kaitlynn, Megan, Marysa, and Melody. Her pride and joy was her great-grandson Jacob. Helen also leaves an abundance of “kins” and friends.

            While her passion was her family, Helen ‘s hobby was flowering—it seemed she could make anything grow....

            Family and friends may meet for a funeral service on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, followed by burial in Enfield Street Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday 6 - 8 p.m. at Leete-Stevens Enfield Chapels, 61 South Road, Enfield....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Helen J. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 19 Sept 1938 and died 1 Jan 2008, last residence West Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.

 

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HENRY SILL ALFORD

 

CONNECTICUT COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Saturday, 25 June 1853

 

            Deaths: At Windsor, June 20, Henry S. Alford, son of E.S. and Emily S. Alford, aged 18 months and 5 days.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Elijah Strong Alford and Emily Sill Alford, in this compilation.

            He was born 15 Dec 1851, the first child of Elijah Strong Alford and his second wife, Emily Sill.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Henry Sill 1851 CT1, Elijah Strong 1813 CT1, Nathaniel 1781 CT3, Jonathan 1745 CT4, Jonathan 1720 CT5, Jeremiah 1692 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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HESTES WARD ALFORD

 

Photo from Legislative History and Souvenir of Connecticut, 1897/98-1911/12: Portraits and Sketches of State Officers, Senators, Representatives, Clerks, Chaplains, Etc., Volume 8, p. 94

 

DAILY COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Friday, 12 September 1930

 

H.W. ALFORD, 85, OF POQUONOCK, DIES AT HOME

WELL-KNOWN FARMER SERVED IN STATE LEGISLATURE TWO SESSIONS

 

            H.W. Alford, 85, well-known Poquonock farmer, died at his home Thursday evening.

            He represented the town of Windsor in the Legislature at two sessions. Mr. Alford was the son of Euclid Alford, who was a descendant of Benedict Alford, one of Windsor’s earliest settlers.

            The funeral will be held at the home in Poquonock Sunday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Elm Grove Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marie Bonafonte

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Alice Jeanette Griswold Alford; parents, Euclid W. Alford and Mary E. Keeney Alford Baldwin; and siblings Celeste Helen Alford Barnes and Frank Wells Alford in this compilation.

            From Legislative History and Souvenir of Connecticut, 1897/98-1911/12: Portraits and Sketches of State Officers, Senators, Representatives, Clerks, Chaplains, Etc., Volume 8, p. 94:

 

 

            In 1920, Windsor (District 201), Hartford Co., CT: Hestus [Hestes] W. Alford, 74 CT, and his wife Alice J. 72 CT. They are living next door to Hestes’ brother Frank’s family.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Hestes Ward 1845 CT1, Euclid W. 1813 CT2, William L. 1774 CT3, Joseph 1748 CT4, Jonathan 1720 CT5, Jeremiah 1692 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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IRIS ELIZABETH ALFORD [MASBACK]

AAFA #0729

 

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Iris Alford at AAFA’s 1995 Meeting in Decatur, AL

 

COLUMBUS LEDGER-ENQUIRER

Columbus, Muscogee Co., GA—Friday, 21 May 2010

 

 

 

November 6, 1927–May 4, 2010

 

NEW CANAAN, CT—Iris Elizabeth Alford, devoted mother, grandmother, and lifetime student of American history died on May 4th in New Canaan, Connecticut from cancer. She was 82 years old.

            Born on November 6, 1927 in Manchester, Georgia, Ms. Alford was the daughter of William Jefferson and Clara Lee Alford. The co-valedictorian of the Manchester High School class of 1944, she moved to Atlanta, where she graduated from the Marsh Business College and went to work for the American Red Cross, participating in the relief response to the 1947 Texas City explosion in Galveston, Texas. Ms. Alford later worked as an Executive Assistant for Rostenberg-Doern in White Plains, New York and Cheseborough-Ponds/Unilever in Greenwich, Connecticut.

            Married to Harold E Masback, Jr. of New York in 1948, Ms. Alford had three children, Harold Elmer Masback, III of New Canaan, Craig Alford Masback, of Amsterdam (The Netherlands), and Keith James Masback of Alexandria, Virginia. Her marriage ended in a divorce in 1999.

            Ms. Alford was a member of the Scarsdale Community Baptist Church in Scarsdale, New York for over fifty years. She served the church as a Sunday School teacher in the 1960s and as a deacon in the 1970s. At age 67, Ms. Alford enrolled as a freshman at Kennesaw State College in Kennesaw, Georgia, working toward a degree in history. Award winning filmmaker Bud Greenspan told the story of her long-delayed pursuit of a college degree alongside the stories of Joe Paterno, Andrew Young, Eartha Kitt, in “Ageless Heroes,” a PBS special that aired in 1998. She pursued her interest in history via research concerning the Alford family and family visits to the birthplaces of American Presidents. Her special interest was the role played by the mothers of American Presidents in their development.

            Ms. Alford is survived by her three sons, two daughters-in-law, Amy Masback and Sarah Vogelsberg, and seven grandchildren: Owen Masback of Los Angeles, California, Katrina Masback, of New York, New York, Elisabeth Masback of New Canaan, James and Clara Masback of Alexandria, Virginia, and Grace and Britton Masback of Amsterdam.

            A memorial service will be held at the Northside Baptist Church in Manchester, Georgia on May 22 at 10 a.m. The family has established an “Iris Alford Scholarship for Excellence in the Study of American History” at Manchester High School. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to that fund c/o Manchester High School, 405 North 5th Avenue, Manchester, Georgia, 31816-1398.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Iris E. Alford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Alexandria, Fairfax Co., VA.

            Her sons are also AAFA members: Harold Elmer Masback #0730; Craig Alford Masback, #0731; and Keith James Masback #0732.

            Iris’s great-grandfather Thomas Jefferson Alford had 12 children; 10 were daughters, and of his two sons, only Iris’s grandfather, John Jefferson, had known children.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Isham Alford, b. 1755 NC, and Anne Ferrell.

            Her lineage: Iris Elizabeth 1927 GA1, William Jefferson 1883 GA2, John Jefferson 1856 GA3, Thomas Jefferson 1814 GA4, Brittain Washington 1782 NC5, Isham 1755 NC6.

 

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IRVING SCOTT ALFORD

Father of Robert Scott Alford, AAFA #0873

 

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Bettie and Scott Alford, early 1970s

Photo from Robert Scott Alford, AAFA #0873

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Tuesday, 11 March 1986

 

            Scott Alford, 79, of 392 Jackson Hill Road, Middlefield, husband of Elizabeth (Hathaway) Alford, died Monday (March 10) at Queens Convalescent Home after a long illness.

            Born in Glens Falls [Warren Co.], N.Y., Jan. 20, 1907, he was son of the late Rev. Charles B. and Margaret (Burton) Alford.

            He was a retired senior industrial engineer at Hamilton Standard and was a member of Holy Trinity Church, Middletown, a lay reader at Holy Trinity Church, a past treasurer of the Middlefield Republican Town Committee, a past member of the Middletown Chess Club, past president of the Middlefield Senior Citizens, a former Registrar of Voters in Middlefield, a former member of the Middlefield Board of Education and was a Justice of the Peace.

            Besides his wife, Mr. Alford is survived by two sons, Robert Alford of Londonderry, N.H., and William Alford of Middlefield; three daughters, Patricia Barton of Colchester, Mrs. William (Margaret) Sinnamon of Manchester and Mrs. Janet Davis of Hudson, N.Y.; two brothers, Nelson Richard Alford of Chatham, N.Y., and Charles Edmund Alford of Delmar, N.Y.; 17 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

            A memorial service will be Wednesday, 2 p.m., in Holy Trinity Church, 381 Main St., Middletown.... In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Disease Association.... The Coughlin-Lastrina Funeral Home, 491 High St., Middletown, has charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Scott Alford (SS# issued in NY) and list his death date as March 1986.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Elizabeth Hathaway Alford; and his children Patricia Ann Alford Barton and William David Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his paternal grandfather, David Lewis Alford, in Illinois Obituaries; his parents, Charles Burdick Alford and Margaret Roxey Burdick Alford; and brothers Charles Edmund Alford, Culver Bernard Alford, and David Burton Alford in New York Obituaries

            In 1910 Scott is listed with his parents in New Lebanon (District 30), Columbia Co., NY, dwelling #265: Charles B. Alford, clergyman age 36 born IL, first marriage 9 years; his wife Margaret 34 born NY, 5 children, 5 living; children, all born NY: Culver B. 8, Elizabeth M. 7, George P. 5, I. Scott 3, and David B. 1-3/12; and a servant.

            Scott’s son Robert Alford, AAFA #0873, manages a website about his ancestors, dedicated to his father: Our Tree of Life. It includes details about the lives of his ancestors and relatives as well as numerous photos.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Irving Scott 1907 NY1, Charles Burdick 1873 IL2, David Lewis 1849 NY3, Ransom Constantine 1818 VT4, Ashley Owen 1770 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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JABEZ ALVORD

 

DAILY COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Saturday, 4 January 1913

 

            Jabez Alvord, one of Winsted’s oldest residents and a veteran of the Civil War, died at his home on High street there, yesterday morning [January 3]. He suffered a shock a few days ago and since then failed rapidly.

            He was at one time employed in Colt’s factory in Hartford, and made a trip to England in 1852 in their interests. He was second lieutenant in company F, Twenty-eighth Regiment, C.V. Mr. Alvord served two terms as postmaster at Winsted.

            Rev. G.W. Judson will officiate at the funeral, which will be held Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Burial will be in Center Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Winsted Old Burying Ground, Winsted, Litchfield Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, P Welch

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his mother, Lucy Cook Alvord; and sister Mary Cook Alvord in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Jabez 1828 CT1, James Hall 1781 CT2, Ruel 1750 CT3, Seth 1714 MA4, Thomas 1683 MA5, Thomas 1653 CT6, Alexander 1627 England7, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England8.

 

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JANE “JENNIE” ALFORD BLAKEMAN

 

DAILY NEWS

Naugatuck, New Haven Co., CT—Friday, 10 June 1955

 

            Mrs. Jane (Alford) Blakeman, widow of William S. Blakeman died early this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Samuel Pierce; 168 Cliff street.

            Born in Thomaston [Litchfield Co.], she was the daughter of the late James and Charlotte (Scoville) Alford. She was a member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, a member of the Church Helpers and the Women’s Auxiliary of the church.

            In addition to her daughter, she is survived by a brother, Burt, South Gibson, Pa., five grandchildren and, five great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held Monday morning at 10 o’clock at the Alderson Funeral Home, 201 Meadow street, with the Rev. Winfred B. Langhorst, pastor of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church, officiating. Burial will be in Bethlehem Cemetery, Bethlehem….

 

AAFA NOTES: From Ancestry family trees: She was the daughter of James Bennett Alford, born 1844 in Hampshire Co., England, and his first wife, Charlotte Lucina Scoville (1841–1882).

            In 1880, the family is in Thomaston, Litchfield Co., CT: James Alford, 36 England; his wife Lottie 39 CT; and children: Burtie 10, Jennie 8, and Gertrude 4, all born CT.

 

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JANET POUCH ALFORD JEROME REDMOND

 

NEW YORK TIMES

New York City, NY—_____ December 1988

 

            Redmond, Janet Pouch. On December 19, 1988 in Norfolk, Ct.

            Survived by eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.

            Service will be held at the Church of the Transfiguration in Norfolk, Ct. on December 20th at 11:00 AM.

 

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Photo from Pond Town Cemetery, Norfolk, Litchfield Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Terry Goodwin

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Janet P. Redman [sic] (SS# issued in NY) was born 13 Feb 1898, last residence Norfolk, Litchfield Co., CT.

            See the obituary of her son Frederick Hascy Pouch Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Donald Cameron Alford Jr. in Florida Obituaries.

            Wedding announcement:

 

BROOKLYN LIFE

Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY—Saturday, 6 November 1920

 

 

            Divorce announcement:

 

BROOKLYN DAILY EAGLE

Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY—Sunday, 16 June 1935

 

 

            From Ancestry family trees: Her second husband was Franklin Starr Jerome (1870–1948); her third husband was Henry Smallwood Redmond III (1905–1984).

            Her husband’s lineage: Donald Cameron 1897 NY1, William Madison 1859 NY2, Thomas Kennedy 1838 NY3, Edwin Madison 1807 NY4, Consider 1778 England5.

 

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JEAN E. MORGAN ALFORD

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Wednesday, 11 October 2017

 

            Jean E. (Morgan) Alford, 94, wife of the late Alden Huntington Alford, passed away, Saturday, October 7, 2017.

            Born in Windsor, daughter of the late Ralph and Edith (Roberts) Morgan, she was the 10th generation of the Morgan family to spend their life time in Windsor. She was a member of the First Church in Windsor, Congregational, the John Warham Society of the Church, and the Windsor Historical Society. Jean graduated from Hartford Hospital School of Nursing where she received her Registered Nurse designation.

            She leaves her son Frederick Alford and daughter Gayle Alford both of Windsor, a sister Gayle Morgan Baldwin of Wethersfield; and several nieces and nephews.

            Besides her husband she was predeceased by a son Alden Alford.

            Her family will receive friends Friday, October 13, 2017, from 1:00 pm followed by a funeral service at 1:30 pm at the Carmon Poquonock Funeral Home…. Burial will follow in Elm Grove Cemetery, Poquonock….

 

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

            See the obituaries of her husband, Alden Huntington Alford; and son Alden Emerson Alford in this compilation.

 

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JEMIMA STRATTON ALFORD

 

CONNECTICUT COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Saturday, 1 January 1853

 

            Deaths: At Glastenbury, Dec. 8th, of consumption, Mrs. Jemima Alford, widow of the late Benjamin Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Benjamin Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            In 1850, Jemmima Alford, age 55 born CT, is living with John Alford, age 77 born CT, in Glastonbury, Hartford Co., CT.

 

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JEROME LOBDELL ALVORD

 

THE CONSTITUTION

Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT—Wednesday, 19 July 1871

 

            Died: Alvord—In East Hampton [Middlesex Co.], July 15, Jerome L. Alvord, aged 35 years.

 

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Photos from Lakeview Cemetery, East Hampton, Middlesex Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Charles Baker

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, Chauncey Hart Alvord; and brothers Clark Leander Alvord and Edwin B. Alvord in this compilation.

            Jerome Lobdell Alvord was the son of Chauncey Hart Alvord and Harriet Elizabeth Lobdell.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Jerome Lobdell 1835 NY1, Chauncey Hart 1803 CT2, Seth 1754 CT3, Seth 1714 MA4, Thomas 1683 MA5, Thomas 1653 CT6, Alexander 1627 England7, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England8.

 

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JERRY B. ALLFORD

 

MCALESTER NEWS-CAPITAL

McAlester, Pittsburg Co., OK—30 October 2010

 

McALESTER—Jerry B. Allford died Wednesday, October 27, at Danbury Hospital near his home in Connecticut.

            Jerry was born in McAlester, Oklahoma, on February 12, 1932. He leaves his brother J.A. Allford and sister-in-law Virginia Allford and niece Janis Allford of McAlester, and nephew Wayne Allford of Houston, and numerous family members. He was predeceased by his parents Antney and Louvene Allford.

            Jerry earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work at Oklahoma University and Masters Degree at Columbia University School of Social Work in New York. He worked at the Henry Street Settlement House, the Jewish league for the Blind in New York and Elmhurst Hospital in New Jersey. He then worked for many years at New York University Hospital until his retirement. He then gave up his apartment in Manhattan and returned full time to his home in Roxbury. For a while he then worked part time for Family Services of Great Waterbury. He was also a veteran of the U.S. Army.

            A long-time resident of Roxbury, Connecticut, he served there as past Chair of the Democratic Committee and as Justice of the Peace. His passion for opera led him to create an “Afternoon at the Opera” series which he presented at the Roxbury Senior Center and at Watermark and Pomperaug in Southbury for many years. His numerous friends benefited from his vast library of cookbooks savoring many a wonderful meal. His friends and family will miss his spirit of love and sharing.

            A memorial in Jerry’s honor will be in Roxbury and announced later. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to his favorite source of classical music: WMNR, Fine Arts Radio, P.O. Box 920, Monroe, CT 06468.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jerry B. Allford (SS# issued in OK), last residence Roxbury, Litchfield Co., CT.

            We included the obituary of his mother, Louvene Stubblefield Allford, in Oklahoma Obituaries.

            For more information on his family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John Henry Alford b. ca 1816 NC. The Oklahoma branch of this family changed the spelling to Allford.

            His ALLFORD lineage: Jerry B. 1932 OK1, William Antney 1906 OK2, John Martin 1878 MS3, William Lace 1856 MS4, John Henry 1816 NC5.

 

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JOHN ALFORD

 

CONNECTICUT COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Saturday, 13 December 1851

 

            Deaths: At Glastenbury [Hartford Co.], on the 6th inst. Mr. John Alford, aged 79.

 

AAFA NOTES: In 1850, John Alford, age 77 born CT, is living with Jemmima Alford, age 55 born CT, in Glastonbury, Hartford Co., CT.

 

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JOHN ALVORD

 

CONNECTICUT COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Saturday, 23 October 1841

 

            Deaths: At Winchester, on the 20th inst. Mr. John Alvord, aged 68.

 

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Photo from Winchester Cemetery, Winchester Center, Litchfield Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, P Welch

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his son Corydon Alexis Alvord Sr.; and father, Eliphaz S. Alvord, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his wife, Experience Webb Alvord, in Ohio Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: John 1773 CT1, Eliphaz S. 1742 CT2, Jonathan 1711 MA3, Thomas 1683 MA4, Thomas 1653 CT5, Alexander 1627 England6, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England7.

 

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JOHN ALVORD

 

REPUBLICAN FARMER

Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT—Tuesday, 29 July 1845

 

            Died: In Southport [Fairfield Co.], 3d inst., Mr. John Alvord, aged 95.

 

 

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Photos from Greenfield Hill Cemetery, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bronwyn

 

AAFA NOTES: John was born 11 July 1750 in Fairfield Co., CT, son of Elisha Alvord and Hannah Goodsell. His first wife was Sarah Wakeman (1753–1779). His second wife was Abigail Banks (1752–1831).

            The inscription on his gravestone, which he shares with his wife and child:

 

In Memory of

John Alvord

Who died

July 3, 1845

Aged 95 years

Also

Abigail, wife of

John Alvord

Died

Mar. 2, 1831

Also

Talcott, her son

Died

Sept. 19, 1792

Aged 7 months

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: John 1750 CT1, Elisha 1717 MA2, Thomas MA3, Thomas 1653 CT4, Alexander 1627 England5, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England6.

 

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JOHN ABEL ALVORD, SR.

 

COLUMBIAN REGISTER

New Haven, New Haven Co., CT—Saturday, 16 May 1868

 

            Deaths: In Southport, May 7th, John Alvord, aged 42 years.

 

Photo from Oak Lawn Cemetery, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jean Whitney

 

AAFA NOTES: John Abel Alvord was the son of Nehemiah Banks Alvord and Rania Sherwood. He married Maria Elvira Wilcox. Their four children, who all died unmarried, share a gravestone with their parents.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: John Abel 1826 CT1, Nehemiah Banks 1787 CT2, John 1750 CT3, Elisha 1717 MA4, Thomas MA5, Thomas 1653 CT6, Alexander 1627 England7, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England8.

 

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JOHN BUELL ALVORD

 

CONNECTICUT COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Saturday, 18 September 1852

 

            Died: At Bolton [Tolland Co.], Sept. 7th, John B. Alvord, of the firm of Alvord & Bros., Wolcottville, aged 31.

 

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Photo from Bolton Center Cemetery, Bolton, Tolland Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Karen Carlini

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Saul Alvord III and Phebe Buell Alvord; and brothers Charles Alvord and Saul Alvord IV in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: John Buell 1821 CT1, Saul 1781 CT2, Saul 1753 MA3, Saul 1717 MA4, John 1685 MA5, Thomas 1653 CT6, Alexander 1627 England7, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England8.

 

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JOHN CARTER WHITNEY (ALVORD)

 

NORWICH BULLETIN

Norwich, New London Co., CT—6 December 2011

 

 

PLAINFIELD—John Carter Whitney, (John Alvord), 43, died Thursday, December 1, 2011, at his home. Born in Worcester, MA, he was the son of Samuel Alvord of Putnam, and Jeanne (Labossiere) Robidas of Plainfield.

            Mr. Whitney graduated from Marianapolis Preparatory School in 1985 and Albertus Magnus College in 1989. He worked as a publisher relations manager for the LPC Group in Milford, CT. Those closest to John will fondly remember him for his humor, his love of travel, and his adoration of his nephew and niece. He graciously volunteered for Hospice of Northeast CT.

            In addition to his parents, John is survived by his sister, Colleen (Alvord) Godino and her husband Michael of Storrs, his nephew, Michael Bertrand, his niece, Morgan Krajniak, his maternal grandmother, Jeannette Labossiere of Canterbury and his aunt, Carol Labossiere of Canterbury; three half-brothers, two half-sisters, three step brothers and one step sister.

            Relatives and friends are invited to visit with John’s family from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM, Thursday, December 8, 2011 in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam. A Funeral Service will begin at 10:30 AM in the funeral home. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery. For memorial guestbook visit www.gilmanandvalade.com.

            423Memorial donations may be made to the John Carter Whitney Scholarship Fund, c/o the UConn Foundation, Inc., 2390 Alumni Drive, Storrs, CT 06269-3206.

 

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Photos from Saint Mary Cemetery, Putnam, Windham Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Maureen Desilets

John is on the back of the Labossiere gravestone

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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JOHN SAUNDERS ALVORD

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Wednesday, 12 July 1995

 

            John Saunders Alvord, 73, of Harvard Road, Manchester [Hartford Co.], husband of Phyllis (Gilbert) Alvord, died Monday (July 10, 1995) at an area convalescent home. He was born in Manchester, Aug. 9, 1921, son of the late Harold Clark Alvord and Marion (Saunders) Alvord, and was a lifelong resident of Manchester, and Giants Neck Beach, Niantic. He graduated from Manchester High School, attended the University of New Hampshire, and was employed at Lydall and Foulds, Manchester, retiring in 1984 as Assistant Division Manager. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army Parachute Troops, serving in the European Theater during World War II, and again serving with the U.S. Army in the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Manchester Rotary Club, and was an avid fisherman.

            Besides his wife, Phyllis, he is survived by a daughter and son-in- law, Wendy and Darrell Decker of Connecticut; a brother, Robert Alvord of Giants Neck Beach, Niantic, and Vero Beach, Fla.; and several nephews.

            Funeral services will be Friday, July 14, 1995, 2 p.m., at Holmes Funeral Home, 400 Main St., Manchester. Burial, with full military honors, will be in the East Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home, Thursday, 7-9 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’ s Disease and Related Disorders Association, 790 Maple Ave., 2nd Floor, Hartford 06114-2317.

 

Photo from East Cemetery, Manchester, Hartford Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sue

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of John S. Alvord (SS# issued in CT), last residence Manchester, Hartford Co., CT.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Phyllis Gilbert Alvord; and father, Harold Clark Alvord in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: John Saunders 1921 CT1, Harold Clark 1892 CT2, John Austin 1859 CT3, Elijah Anson 1825 CT4, Martin 1788 CT5, Saul 1753 MA6, Saul 1717 MA7, John 1685 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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JOYCE MATTHEWS ALFRED

 

Joyce  Alfred

Photo from Carmon Windsor Funeral Home

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Thursday, 3 March 2011

 

            Joyce Alfred, 78, of Hartford, beloved wife for 54 years of Eric Alfred, passed away peacefully on Saturday, (February 26, 2011) at St. Francis Hospital. She was born March 24, 1932 in Bartica, Guyana to the late Archie and Amelda (Cornelius) Matthews. Her family relocated to Georgetown which is where she met her husband, and together they started their family. Together Joyce and Eric immigrated to the United States in 1994. She was a wonderful and caring wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, who always encouraged her children to “reach for the sky”. Quiet and hardworking, quite often she would go above and beyond to help others. Many will remember her captivating and award winning smile. Joyce will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. May her soul rest in peace.

            In addition to her husband she leaves to mourn four sons: Michael Alfred and his wife, Cheryl, of England; Rickford Alfred and his wife, Linda, of Queens, NY; Trevor Alfred of Guyana; Mark Alfred and his wife, Tracey, of Queens, NY; five daughters, Doreen Alfred of Hartford; Sandra Geddes and her husband, Stanley, of Bloomfield; Cheryl Alexander and her husband, Neil, of Ozone Park, NY; June Ann Alfred of Hartford; Erica Williams and her husband, Lionel, Sr., of Staten Island, NY; a brother, Walter Matthews of Queens, NY; as well as 24 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Joyce also leaves sister-in-law, Veronica Matthews, and brother-in-laws, Harry Persaud, Ramesh, and Rudolph Ramdatt.

            A Funeral Service will be held on Monday, March 7, 11 a.m. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 590 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery, Bloomfield. Her family will receive friends from 10-11 a.m. prior to the service at the church. For online condolences please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Joyce Alfred (SS# issued in CT), last residence Bloomfield, Hartford Co., CT.

 

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JULIA ELIZABETH ALFORD

 

CONNECTICUT COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Saturday, 28 December 1867

 

            Deaths: In this city, Dec. 23, Julia Elizabeth Alford, aged 15 years, daughter and only child of Nathaniel R. Alford.

 

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Photo from Spring Grove Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, James Bianco

 

AAFA NOTES: Julia shares a gravestone with her sister Eliza.

            In 1850 and 1860, Nathaniel R. Alford is listed with his wife Eliza A. Alford in Hartford Co., CT. In 1870 and 1880 they are in Leicester, Livingston Co., NY.

            The parents of Julia’s mother Eliza were Rhoda Loomis and James L. Lord. Eliza Ann was their youngest daughter. After the death of James in 1825, Rhoda married Jeduthan Bumstead. Rhoda is buried as Rhoda Bumstead in NY in the same cemetery as Nathaniel Alford, Leicester Cemetery, Livingston Co., NY. Rhoda Bumstead lived with her daughter Eliza and Eliza’s husband Nathaniel R. Alford from 1850-1870.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Julia Elizabeth 1852 CT1, Nathaniel R. 1809 CT2, Nathaniel R. 1781 CT3, Jonathan 1745 CT4, Jonathan 1720 CT5, Jeremiah 1692 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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JULIA M. LORD ALFORD

 

DAILY COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Saturday, 23 February 1850

 

DEATHS

 

            At Windsor, Feb. 22d. Julia M., the wife of Elijah S. Alford, aged 35 years. Funeral will be attended at his residence, Sunday, at 2 o’clock P.M.

 

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Photo from Palisado Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, James Bianco

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Elijah Strong Alford, in this compilation.

 

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JULIETTE ALFORD CHIDSEY

 

DAILY COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Saturday, 9 May 1891

 

            Chidsey—In Avon, May 1, Juliette, widow of the late Andrew Chidsey, aged 67.

 

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Photo from West Avon Cemetery, Avon, Hartford Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Avon Free Public Library

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her mother, Emira Mills Alford; and siblings Emerson Alford and Franklin Mills Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Juliette 1824 CT1, Daniel M. 1796 CT2, Samuel 1770 CT3, Pelatiah 1739 CT4, Josiah 1696 CT5, Josiah 1649 CT6, Benedict 1619 England6, Thomas 1598 England7.

 

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KATE LUESS MERRIMAN BATES ALFORD

Grandmother of Leon Morton Alford Jr., AAFA #1130

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Thursday, 5 June 194

 

 

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Photo from Elm Grove Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marie Bonafonte

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her second husband, Frank Wells Alford; and children Alden Euclid Alford, Alice Viets Alford Morgan, and Leon Morton Alford Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter Mary Sophia Alford Colbert in Maryland Obituaries.

            From A Genealogy of the Viets Family, by Francis Hubbard Viets (1902), p. 149:

 

 

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KATHERINE SPRAGUE ALVORD

 

Katherine Sprague Alvord, A.M. Instructor in History

Photo from the 1909 yearbook of Miami University, Oxford, OH—Faculty

 

Katherine Sprague Alvord, Dean of Women

Photo from The Mirage, 1927 yearbook of DePauw University, Greencastle, IN

Caption: “DePauw owes much of the organization of women on the campus to Dean Alvord. Two monuments of her work are found in the Woman’s Self-Government Association and the Woman’s Athletic Association. Dean Alvord’s ideal is to be not only an efficient executive, but also a personal friend to every woman on the campus.”

 

BRIDGEPORT POST

Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT—Saturday, 16 April 1960

 

NEW MILFORD WOMAN FOUND DEAT AT 89

 

NEW MILFORD, April 16—Miss Katherine Alvord, 89, of Route 55, Gaylordsville district, was found dead at 3:25 p:m. yesterday in the roadway in front of her home, the victim of a heart attack.

            Timothy Musias, of Long Mountain road, a passing autoist, saw Miss Alvord lying at the side of the road and contacted state police. Sherman resident State Trooper John Fagerholm and Trooper Charles Hyatt said Miss Alvord had lived with a nurse, Mrs. Winifred Hahl, the past three years. The nurse left the house to visit next door neighbors and Miss Alvord apparently went out to take a walk when she was stricken.

            Dr. Howard Stevens, New Milford medical examiner, said Miss Alvord died of congestive heart failure. Her body was removed to the Lillis funeral home.

            Police notified the next of kin, Mrs. John R. Little, of Sandusky, Ohio.

 

In another article:

 

DePauw University News & Media

Greencastle, Putnam Co., IN—29 August 2003

 

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DUPLEXES NAMED IN HONOR OF DISTINCTIVE INDIVIDUALS FROM DEPAUW’S PAST

 

AUGUST 29, 2003, GREENCASTLE, IND.—DePauw University is honoring its past by naming twelve of its student duplexes—two-story units which have been constructed over the past two summers—after significant individuals in the University’s 166-year history, including alumni, faculty and administrators. In addition, the former home of the late Professor Ray French, now a student residence at 308 S. Indiana, now bears his name. Plaques have been placed on each of the buildings.

            “Until now, these units were only known by their street addresses,” says Dick Speller, vice president for finance and administration. “Students who live in the duplexes will now know their residence as ‘Kissinger House’, ‘Wilson House’, or one of the eleven other names. We think this will give the units more of an individual identity, but more importantly see this as a way to keep these significant names in front of the people on our campus. Each of these individuals left their mark on this University, a mark that is now there for all to see….”

            Katharine Sprague Alvord, DePauw University’s first dean of women (1915–1936). A native of Sandusky, Ohio and a graduate of the University of Michigan and Columbia University, she is credited with starting most of the women’s organizations on campus and for encouraging a large number of DePauw women to pursue advanced degrees.

            Alvord died at her home in Gaylordsville, Connecticut, April 15, 1960, at the age of 88.

 

In another article:

 

THE MIRAGE

DePauw University Yearbook

Greencastle, Putnam Co., IN—1921

 

 

Katherine Sprague Alvord, A.M.

Dean of Women and Assistant Professor of History

 

A.B., University of Michigan, 1893; A.M., Columbia University, 1908; Graduate Student, University of Wisconsin, 1909–1910; Cornell University, 1914–1915; Department of History, Oshkosh State Normal School, 1897-1907; Assistant Professor of History, Miami University, 1908–1909; Vocational Advisor and Head of Chadbourne Hall, University of Wisconsin, 1909–1914; Dean of Women and Assistant Professor of History, DePauw University, 1915–.

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of her brother Frederick Elisha Alvord in Ohio Obituaries.

            From CT Deaths: Katha S. Alvord, age 88, single never married, died 15 Apr 1960 in New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her ALVORD lineage: Katherine Sprague 1871 OH1, Frederick Wakeman 1836 CT2, Elisha 1814 CT3, David 1776 CT4, John 1750 CT5, Elisha 1717 MA6, Thomas MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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LEON MORTON ALFORD, SR.

Father of Leon Morton Alford Jr., AAFA #1130

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Sunday, 14 March 1965

 

L.M. ALFORD DIES, WAS POQUONOCK FIRE OFFICIAL

 

            Leon M. Alford, 65, of 34 Prospect Hill Rd., Windsor, deputy chief of the Poquonock Fire Co. more than 10 years, died Saturday at his home.

            A life-long resident of Windsor, he was a charter member of the Poquonock Fire Co. and was chairman of the Cemetery Commission of the Second School Society and a member of the Poquonock Community Church.

            He worked for the Meyer and Mendelsohn Tobacco Co. until his retirement a year ago.

            He leaves his wife, Mrs. Anne Endee Alford; a son, Leon M. Alford Jr. of Windsor; Mrs. Alice Morgan of Windsor, Mrs. Mary Colbert of Silver Springs, Md., and Mrs. Elsie Bensenhaver of Putney, Vt.

            The funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Merwin, Leek and Sheehan Funeral Home…. Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery….

 

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Photo from Elm Grove Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marie Bonafonte

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leon Alford (SS# issued in CT) was born 20 Nov 1899 and died _____ March 1965, last residence Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Anne Viola Endee Alford; parents, Frank Wells Alford and Kate Luess Merriman Bates Alford; and siblings Alden Euclid Alford and Alice Viets Alford Morgan in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Mary Sophia Alford Colbert in Maryland Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Leon Morton 1899 CT1, Frank Wells 1856 CT2, Euclid W. 1813 CT3, William 1774 CT4, Joseph 1748 CT5, Jonathan 1720 CT6, Jeremiah 1692 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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LEWIS FILBERT ALFORD

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Tuesday, 29 June 1976

 

PLYMOUTH—Lewis F. Alford, 88, of 253 Lake Plymouth Boulevard died Sunday night in Waterbury Hospital after a long illness.

            He was born in Litchfield and lived in Norfolk and Plainville before moving here a year ago. He was a foreman at the former Ingraham Clock Co., Bristol, for many years, retiring in 1955.

            He leaves two sons, Filbert W. Alford of East Brewster, Mass., and Ellsworth B. Alford of Plymouth; five grandchildren: and eight great-grandchildren.

            The funeral: Wednesday. 11 a.m., Lvons Funeral Home. 46 High St., Thomaston.

            Burial: Hillside Cemetery. Thomaston….

 

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Photos from irishbyhalf’s Barry family tree (Ancestry) - used with permission

Hillside Cemetery, Thomaston, Litchfield Co., CT

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lewis Alford (SS# issued in CT) was born 25 Nov 1887 and died _____ June 1976, last residence Harwinton, Litchfield Co., CT.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Maude Lina Brown Alford; children Filbert W. Alford and Lois Butler Alford Ellert; and parents, William H. Alford and Martha S. Butler Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Ellsworth Brown “Bing” Alford in Arizona Obituaries.

            From CT Deaths: Lewis F. Alford died on 27 June 1976 in Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT. He was age 88, resided in Plymouth, CT, and was widowed, his wife’s name Maud.

            On Lewis Filbert Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 29, a tool maker living in Bristol, Hartford Co., CT. He says he was born 25 Nov 1887 in Thomaston, Litchfield Co., CT, and has a wife and 2 children.

            In 1910 Lewis is living with his wife and parents in Plymouth (District 267), Litchfield Co., CT, dwelling #89: William H. Alford, no occupation age 64 born England (parents both born England), first marriage 39 years; his wife Martha S. 66 born CT, 4 children, 4 living; son Lewis F. 22 born CT, m. 0 years; and daughter-in-law Maude L. 23 born MN. William immigrated in 1847 and is naturalized.

            His lineage: Lewis Filbert 1887 CT1, William H. 1846 England2, Henry 1818 England3.

 

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LOIS BUTLER ALFORD ELLERT

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Friday, 4 September 1970

 

MRS. MERWIN E. ELLERT

 

            Mrs. Lois Alford Ellert of Windom Road, died at her home Thursday after a brief illness.

            Born in Bristol, she had lived in Norfolk for eight years. She was a member of the Church of Christ, a member of its music committee and its Women’s Fellowship. She was, on the board of directors of the Winchester Area Homemakers Home-Health Aide Service, a member of the Child and Family Services of Connecticut, the Norfolk-Colebrook Garden Club and the Isabella Club of Norfolk. She was a past chairman of the Norfolk Community Chest, a past president of the Norfolk Ladies Curlers and a member of the GOP Town Committee.

            Besides her husband, she leaves a daughter, Kimberly Ellert of Norfolk; and her father, Lewis Alford of Norfolk.

            The funeral will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at the Church of Christ…. Burial will be in Center Cemetery…. Torrant Funeral Home, Maple Avenue, is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from irishbyhalf’s Barry family tree (Ancestry) - used with permission

Hillside Cemetery, Thomaston, Litchfield Co., CT

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Lewis Filbert Alford and Maude Lina Brown Alford; and brother Filbert W. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother, Ellsworth Brown “Bing” Alford, in Arizona Obituaries.

            Wedding announcement:

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Thursday, 7 April 1955

 

 

            Her lineage: Lois Butler 1921 CT1, Lewis Filbert 1887 CT2, William H. 1846 England3, Henry 1818 England4.

 

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LOUISE LANDON ALVORD

 

COLUMBIAN REGISTER

New Haven, New Haven Co., CT—Saturday, 15 January 1870

 

            Deaths: In West Winsted, Jan. 4th, Louisa Landen, only daughter of James R. and Mary E. Alvord, aged 17.

 

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Photo from Winsted Old Burying Ground, Winsted, Litchfield Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, P Welch

 

AAFA NOTES: She was born 5 Sept 1852, daughter of James Richards Alvord and Mary Eliza Landon.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her ALVORD lineage: Louise Landon 1852 CT1, James Richards 1823 CT3, James Hall 1781 CT4, Ruel 1750 CT5, Seth 1714 MA6, Thomas 1683 MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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LOVERNA ALFORD

 

Baker-Isaac Funeral Services

Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT—_____ September 2015

 

LoVerna Alford

 

October 02, 1953 - September 28, 2015

 

            LoVerna Alford, 61, a loving son, brother, uncle and friend was called into eternal rest Monday, September 28, 2015. Please keep the family close and in your prayers.

 

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

 

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LUCY COOK ALVORD

 

LITCHFIELD REPUBLICAN

Litchfield, Litchfield Co., CT—Thursday, 10 October 1850

 

            Died: Alvord—In Winsted, on the 1st ult., Lucy C. wife of Dea. James H. Alford, aged 66.

 

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Photo from Winsted Old Burying Ground, Winsted, Litchfield Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, J. Fenn-Lawson

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her children Jabez Alvord and Mary Cook Alvord in this compilation.

            She was born 7 Aug 1786, daughter of Richard Cook and Mary Rowley.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: James Hall 1781 CT1, Ruel 1750 CT2, Seth 1714 MA3, Thomas 1683 MA4, Thomas 1653 CT5, Alexander 1627 England6, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England7.

 

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LUCY MILLER ALFORD

 

CONNECTICUT COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Tuesday, 21 December 1824

 

            Died: At Farmington, Mrs. Lucy Alford, aged 49, wife of Mr. Samuel Alford.

 

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Photo from Cider Brook Cemetery, Avon, Hartford Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Avon Free Public Library

 

AAFA NOTES Lucy Miller Alford was born 1 June 1775 in Farmington, Hartford Co., CT, the daughter of Daniel Miller and Lucy Hamlin. She died 12 Dec 1824. She and Samuel Alford were married 6 Feb 1793, in Farmington, Hartford Co., CT.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Samuel 1770 CT1, Pelatiah 1739 CT2, Josiah 1696 CT3, Josiah 1649 CT4, Benedict 1619 England5, Thomas 1598 England6.

 

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LYDIA FELLOWS ALFORD

 

CONNECTICUT COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—2 September 1823

 

            Died: In this City, Mrs. Lydia Alford, aged 84.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, William Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Benjamin Alford/Alfred in Massachusetts Obituaries.

 

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MARCIA DAVIS PEASE ALVORD

 

From The Wheel, 1964 yearbook, Wheelock College, Boston, MA

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Wednesday, 20 May 2009

 

            Marcia (Pease) Alvord, 67, Ascended Into the Journey of Everlasting Life, on Monday [May 18] from Hartford Hospital in the comfort and care of her devoted family. Marcia was the devoted wife for 45 glorious years to, John M. Alvord, Sr.

            Marcia was born in Hartford on January 31, 1942, a beloved daughter to Cecilia (Newall) Pease of West Hartford and the late H. Randall Pease, Jr. She spent her youth in West Hartford later living in Darien and Norwalk. For the past eight years, Marcia was a resident of Granville, MA. She was employed for eight years, by Loomis-Chaffe School in Windsor, working in the Development Dept. She was a dedicated member and head trustee of the Granville Federated Church. She was also a member of the Library Club, in Granville. Marcia enjoyed cooking, gardening, helping others in need, and spending time with her family.

            In addition to her father, she was preceded by a sister, Terrie Stone.

            In addition to her husband, she is survived by her much loved family: her three sons, John M. Alvord, Jr. and his wife, Kathleen, of Canandaigua, NY, twin sons, Stephen A. Alvord of Granville, and Theodore R. Alvord and his wife, Edna, of Norwalk; three sisters, Joan Hubbard of West Hartford, Karen Rosen and her husband, Mark, of Fairfield, Kathleen Elizabeth ‘‘Kitty’’ Crawford and her husband, David, of West Hartford; six grandchildren who were her ‘‘Pride and Joy’’, John M. Alvord III affectionately known as ‘‘Jake’’, Abigail V. Alvord, Charlotte M. Alvord, all of Canandaigua, NY, Cynthia L. Alvord, Mary E. Alvord, and Marcia A. Alvord all of Norwalk.

            Calling hours will be held on Thursday, May 21, 4-8 p.m. in Southwick Forastiere Funeral Home, 624 College Highway, (Highway 202 and 10) Southwick, MA. Funeral ceremonies will be held Saturday, May 23, 1:30 p.m. in the Granville Federated Church, 16 Granby Road, Granville, MA. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.

            Flowers are welcome, but for those who prefer, expressions of sympathy may be made to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. www. ForastiereFuneralHome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marcia P. Alvord (SS# issued in CT), last residence Granville, Hampden Co., MA.

            See the obituaries of her parents-in-law, Arthur Moody Alvord Jr. and Eleanore Watters Alvord, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: John M. ???? CT1, Arthur Moody 1910 NY2, Arthur Moody 1877 CT3, Theodore Watson 1848 CT4, Charles 1819 CT5, James Hall 1781 CT6, Ruel 1750 CT7, Seth 1714 MA8, Thomas 1683 MA9, Thomas 1653 CT10, Alexander 1627 England11, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England12.

 

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MARIA BARBER ALFORD

 

CONNECTICUT COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Saturday, 31 January 1863

 

            Deaths: In Windsor, Jan. 26, Mrs. Maria Alford, widow of the late Capt. William Alford, Æ 68.

 

Maria

Photo from Elm Grove Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marie Bonafonte

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, William L. Alford, in this compilation.

            Maria Barber, daughter of Gideon Barber and Rhoda Drake, was the third wife of William L. Alford. They were married 4 July 1837 in Hartford.

 

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MARK R. ALFORD

 

Petteway Funeral Home

Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT—_____ April 2010

 

 

            Mark R. Alford of Waterbury Connecticut, died Thursday, April 1, 2010 after a brief illness at the age of 54 at St. Mary’s Hospital.

            He was born in Waterbury Connecticut in February 26, 1956 son of the late Raymond James and Ola Mae (Young) Alford.

            Growing up Mark had a passion for detailing and simonizing cars; a hobby which was taught by his father; and he loved basketball. He will always be remembered by friends and family and by those he touched.

            He leaves to cherish his memory a daughter Sherry M. Marquita Layne of Colchester, Ct. and step-daughter Shomari Beamon of Gloucester, NJ. He will be greatly missed by his brothers Craine L. and Ryan O. Alford both of Waterbury, Ct., his sister Ramona “Pinky” Alford- Greene of Washington, D.C., and his nieces, Elizabeth Cappella of New Britain, Ct., Cherelle Greene and Guy “GG” Greene of Washington D.C.

            He was pre-deceased by daughter Ronaldess “Naughty” Alford, his late wife Tammy Alford and brother Gary “Cash” C. Alford.

            A memorial talk will be held on Saturday, April 3, 2010 at 12 noon at Petteway Funeral Home, 116 East Farm St., Waterbury, Ct.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his brother Craine Lamont Alford in this compilation.

 

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MARTHA BURLEIGH CLARK ALVORD

 

DAILY COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Wednesday, 5 October 1870

 

            Deaths: Alvord—In Bolton, Sept. 27, Martha B., widow of Martin Alvord, aged 73 years.

 

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Photo from Bolton Center Cemetery, Bolton, Tolland Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Taken by photographer, Anonymous

Photo posted 17 Sept 2009

 

Photo from Bolton Center Cemetery, Bolton, Tolland Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Karen Carlini

“Photo taken in October, 2010. This stone had fallen and was laying on the ground. It has now been stood back up, but unfortunately a piece has broken off.”

 

AAFA NOTES: Martha was born 6 Feb 1797 in Tolland, Tolland Co., CT, daughter of Joseph Clark and Anna Hilton Burleigh. She was the second wife of Martin Alvord.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Martin 1788 CT1, Saul 1753 MA2, Saul 1717 MA3, John 1685 MA4, Thomas 1653 CT5, Alexander 1627 England6, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England7.

 

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MARTHA PHELPS ALFORD

 

CONNECTICUT COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Tuesday, 12 April 1825

 

            Died: At Granby, Widow Martha Alford, aged 83.

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of her son Dan Alford in Ohio Obituaries.

            Josiah Alford married Martha Phelps 11 Dec 1770 in Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT. Josiah’s will was probated on 17 July 1800 in Hartford Co., CT. In it he names his wife Martha, his sons Josiah Alford and Dan Alford, and his daughters Martha Ford and Eunice Parks.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Josiah 1727 CT1, Josiah 1696 CT2, Josiah 1649 CT3, Benedict 1619 England4, Thomas 1598 England5.

 

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MARTHA S. BUTLER ALFORD

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Saturday, 25 February 1911

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, William H. Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and son Lewis Filbert Alford in this compilation.

 

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MARY ALFORD

 

CONNECTICUT COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—24 December 1798

 

            Died, at Glastenbury the 15th inst. Mrs. Mary Alford, wife of Mr. John Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: Mary has not been identified yet.

 

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MARY COOK ALVORD

 

CONNECTICUT COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Tuesday, 23 February 1830

 

            Deaths: At Winsted, on the 12 inst., Miss Mary C. Alvord, 21.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her mother, Lucy Cook Alvord; and brother Jabez Alvord in this compilation.

            Mary Cook Alvord was the daughter of James Hall Alvord and Lucy Cook. She was born 16 Feb 1809, Winchester, CT.

            Mary is buried in Winsted Old Burying Ground, Winsted, Litchfield Co., CT, but her gravestone is nearly illegible.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her ALVORD lineage: Mary Cook 1809 CT1, James Hall 1781 CT2, Ruel 1750 CT3, Seth 1714 MA4, Thomas 1683 MA5, Thomas 1653 CT6, Alexander 1627 England7, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England8.

 

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MARY E. KEENEY ALFORD BALDWIN

 

DAILY COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Tuesday, 24 July 1900

 

 

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Photo from Elm Grove Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marie Bonafonte

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her first husband, Euclid W. Alford; and children Celeste Helen Alford Barnes, Frank Wells Alford, and Hestes Ward Alford in this compilation.

            In 1860, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT, dwelling #95: Mary Alford, age 43; Celistia N. 16; Hester (male) 15; Wm. E. 12; and Frank 3. All were born in CT.

 

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MARY J. ALVORD

 

DAILY COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Tuesday, 21 January 1873

 

            Deaths: Alvord—In this city, Jan. 20, Mary J. Alvord, aged 69 years.

 

AAFA NOTES: Mary has not been identified yet.

 

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MARY MUNRO CLARKE ALVORD

 

WEEKLY TIMES

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Saturday, 26 October 1850

 

            Deaths: In Winsted [Litchfield Co.], Oct. 14th, Mary, wife of H.B. Alford [sic], of Wolcottville [New Haven Co.], and daughter of Lucius Clark, of Winsted, aged 23.

 

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Photo from Winsted Old Burying Ground, Winsted, Litchfield Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, P Welch

 

AAFA NOTES: She was born 4 May 1827, daughter of Lucius Clarke and Nancy Boyd. She was the first wife of Hubbell Buell Alvord.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Hubbell Buell 1811 CT1, Saul 1781 CT2, Saul 1753 MA3, Saul 1717 MA4, John 1685 MA5, Thomas 1653 CT6, Alexander 1627 England7, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England8.

 

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MARY PAIGE CARTMELL ALFORD

 

Photo from family tree of Brandon Myers Alford

 

CALL BOARD: The Amateur Comedy Club

New York City, NY—April 2010

 

            We regret to inform you of the passing of our Honorary Associate Member Mary Paige Alford on March 16.

            Paige first appeared on the Club stage in December 1942 as Slade Kinnicott in “Biography,” three-act comedy by S.N. Behrman, directed by Jose Ruben. She would become one of the Club’s leading actresses, appearing in numerous productions into the 1960s.

            Paige was the daughter of Van H. Cartmell, who was elected an Active Member in 1918. Van became one of the Club’s most prolific actors, directed three Major Productions and many Special Projects, served as vice president of the Club in 1922-23 and president in 1953- 55, and was an Honorary Member at the time of his death. He was an editor and writer, co-founding Random House with Bennett Cerf, and authoring a well-received handbook on amateur theater.

            Paige’s husband, Robertson F. Alford, was elected an ActiveMember in 1948 and became one of the Club’s leading actors, appearing in 15 Major Productions and two Special Projects. He served as vice president in 1964-65 and as president in 1965-67, and was an Honorary Member at the time of his death in 2006.

            In recognition of her activity and long association with the Club, Paige was elected an Honorary Associate Member in 2006. The Club sends its condolences to her friends and family. Services will be held on May 8 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 484 Lime Rock Road, Lakeville, CT 06039. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to Norfolk Ambulance or Norfolk Lions Club, Norfolk, CT.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 22 Nov 1922, last residence Norfolk, Litchfield Co., CT.

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

            Mary is listed in the In Memoriam section of the Vassar Alumnae/iHub Class of 1944.

 

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MAUDE LINA BROWN ALFORD

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Wednesday, 10 December 1958

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Lewis Filbert Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and children Filbert W. Alford and Lois Butler Alford Ellert in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Ellsworth Brown “Bing” Alford in Arizona Obituaries.

            Maude’s name is spelled Maud on her gravestone, but it’s Maude in all other records.

            From CT Deaths: Maude L. Alford died 8 Dec 1958 in Plainville, Hartford Co., CT. She was age 74, married to Lewis.

            From Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915 (Ancestry): Lewis F. Alford, age 22, toolmaker of Thomaston, CT, born in Thomaston, son of William Alford and Martha Butler, married Maude L. Brown, age 23, of Plymouth, CT, born in St. Paul, MN, daughter of Charles Brown and Virginia Hamlin, on 23 March 1910 in Springfield, MA.

            Maude’s father was Charles Mapes Brown (1856–1888). Her mother was Virginia Hamlin (1865–1949), whose second husband was George L. Haney.

 

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MAURICE CLARK ALVORD

 

BRIDGEPORT POST

Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT—Tuesday, 1 October 1974

 

TRUMBULL [Fairfield Co., CT]—Services for Maurice Alvord, 64, of 220 North street, retired electrical engineer for the General Electric company, who died yesterday [September 30] in Bridgeport hospital, will take place Thursday at 2 p.m. in the Howland Memorial Chapel of the United Congregation church, Bridgeport, with the Rev. Howard C. Nutting, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Nichols Village cemetery, Trumbull.

            The Dennis and D’Arcy funeral home, 1046 Fairfield avenue, Bridgeport is in charge of arrangements.

            Born in Jamaica, N.Y., Mr. Alvord had resided in Trumbull since 1941. He worked for GE 40 years. He was a member of the United Congregational Church and a member of the Head Ushers’ Club of the church.

            He was a member of St. John’s Lodge, AF and AM, and the Trumbull Square and Compass club. Also he was a member of the Nichols Fire department. He was a past treasurer, and lieutenant of the department for the past 20 years. He was a member of the Nichols Improvement association and the Trumbull Historical society.

            Survivors are his wife, Annette Fairweather Alvord; a son, Richard C. Alvord, of Hollywood, Fla.; two daughters, Mrs. Michael P. Rhodes, of Sumter, S.C., and Miss Virgina [sic] Lee Alvord, of Bridgeport; a sister, Mrs. Clara Williams, of Stratford; four grandchildren and a nephew.

FAG unobstructed photo requested 7/17/2017

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Maurice Alford (SS# issued in CT) was born 7 Dec 1909 and died _____ Sept 1974, last residence Trumbull, Fairfield Co., CT.

            See the obituary of his mother, Clara Mae Cleveland Alvord, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his wife, Annette Fairweather Alvord, in Texas Obituaries.

            From WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947 (Ancestry): Maurice Clark Alvord was born 7 Dec 1909 in Jamaica, Queens Co., NY. In 1940 he was living in Nichold, Fairfield, CT, his wife is Annette Fairweather Alvord, and he was working for General Electric Company in Bridgewater, Fairfield Co., CT.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Maurice Clark 1909 NY1, Harry Clark 1878 CT2, Clark Leander 1850 CT3, Chauncey Hart 1803 CT4, Seth 1754 CT5, Seth 1714 MA6, Thomas 1683 MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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MILDRED SULLIMAN ALVORD

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—10 November 2011

 

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            Mildred (Sulliman) Alvord, 90, of Manchester, widow of Wesley P. Alvord, passed away Tuesday (November 8, 2011) at her home. A New Britain native, she lived in Manchester since 1983. A graduate of New Britain High School, Class of 1940, Mildred worked in the Publications Department at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft, East Hartford for 15 years, retiring in 1974. She was a member of Center Congregational Church in Manchester and the Questers Antique Group.

            Surviving is her son, Mark W. Alvord of Manchester; a brother, Samuel Sulliman and his wife Lillian in PA; two sisters, Ruth Jones of Meriden and Elaine Koelsch and her husband John of Fort Pierce, FL; several nieces and nephews. Midlred was predeceased by two brothers, George Sulliman, who was killed in action during the Korean Conflict, and Robert Sulliman.

            A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday (November 15) 1 p.m. at Center Congregational Church, 11 Center Street, Manchester, CT 06040 with a reception to follow. There are no calling hours. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, New Britain. Donations may be made to the Center Congregational Church Memorial Fund. Carlson Funeral Home, New Britain is assisting the family with arrangements. www.carlsonfuneralhome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mildred S. Alvord (SS# issued in CT) was born 10 June 1921, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her husband, Wesley Paul Alvord, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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MURIEL ALVORD WARD

 

SPRINGFIELD UNION

Springfield, Hampden Co., MA—Thursday, 24 November 1960

 

ACADEMIC ARTISTS PAST LEADER DIES

 

            Mrs. Muriel Alvord Ward, 60, of West Hartford, Conn., a former resident of the Academic Artists of Springfield, died Tuesday [November 22] in Hartford Hospital.

            A landscape artist of prominence in Hartford and vicinity, she was active in the Hartford Society of Women Painters. After long service as president of the Academic Artists of Springfield, she was elected first vice-president in the past year.

            Besides her husband, F.P. Ward, she leaves a brother, Buell Alvord of Ashland, N.H.

            Funeral services and burial will be private…. The James T. Pratt funeral home is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Hillside Cemetery, Torrington, Litchfield Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, P Welch

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her father, George Buell Alvord, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her brother Buell Alvord in New Hampshire Obituaries; and brother Clive Alvord in New York Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her ALVORD lineage: Muriel 1900 CT1, George Buell 1871 CT2, Charles 1826 CT3, Saul 1781 CT4, Saul 1753 MA5, Saul 1717 MA6, John 1685 MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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NATHANIEL ALFORD, JR.

 

CONNECTICUT COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Tuesday, 20 January 1818

 

            Died: At Canton [Hartford Co.] on the 13th inst. Mr. Nathaniel Alford, aged 80.

 

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Photo from Canton Street Cemetery, Canton, Hartford Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kelly Nigor

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his wife, Abigail Hill Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his sons Lore Alford and Marble Alford in Maine Obituaries; and his son Eliphalet Alford in Massachusetts Obituaries.

            Nathaniel Alford Jr. was the son of Nathaniel Alford Sr. and Experience Holcomb.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s Corrington Loyal Alford Collection, Section Three. In this document, Nathaniel’s birth date is listed as _____ Feb 1737 in West Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Nathaniel 1737 CT1, Nathaniel 1698 CT2, Josiah 1649 CT3, Benedict 1619 England4, Thomas 1598 England5.

 

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OMAR GLEN ALLVORD

 

THE DAY

New London, New London Co., CT—22 April 2009

 

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GROTON—Omar Allvord, 86, of 44 Smith St., Groton, passed away on Monday evening, April 20, 2009, at Fairview in Groton.

            He was born in Williamsport, Pa., on March 3, 1923, the son of Raymond and Maude (Hill) Allvord.

            Omar married Marjorie Cunningham on June 18, 1944, in Pawcatuck. Marjorie passed away March 17, 2000.

            Omar served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He then went to work at Electric Boat Company, retiring in 1985. After retirement he and his son, Glen, operated NEID Printing in Groton.

            He was a devout member of Sacred Heart Church, a member of the Groton Open Space Association, the Groton Sportsman Club, and was a charter member of the Friends of Fort Griswold. He also served on the Groton Town Council and participated in many civic activities. In 2006 he was presented with the Patriot Award by the Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park Foundation, Inc.

            He is survived by his son, Glen F. Allvord of Groton.

            Besides his wife he was predeceased by his brother, Harry and his sisters, Ruth Beamer, Dorothy Hendershot, and Wanda Mulberry.

            A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday at Sacred Heart Church, Sacred Heart Dr., Groton. Interment will be in New St. Michael’s Cemetery, Pawcatuck….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Omar G. Allvord (SS# issued in PA), last residence Groton, New London Co., CT.

            From CT Deaths: Omar Glen Allvord, widowed, was born 3 March 1923 in Williamsport, PA.

 

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PATRICIA ANN ALFORD BARTON

Sister of Robert Scott Alford, AAFA #0873

 

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Photo from Robert Scott Alford, AAFA #0873

 

THE DAY

New London, New London Co., CT—Saturday, 24 December 2005

 

COLCHESTER [New London Co.]—Patricia Ann Barton, 74, of Dickinson Road, Colchester, widow of the late Edwin Barton, passed away Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, at home.

            Born March 4, 1931, in Hudson [Columbia Co.], N.Y., she was a daughter of the late Irving Scott and Elizabeth (Hathaway) Alford.

            Mrs. Barton was an accountant for many years, serving the town of Colchester as probate clerk.

            Friends may call 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester. A memorial service at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church will be held at a later date, to be announced.

            Donations in her memory may be made to St. Peter’s Church, 30 Church St., Hebron CT 06248; the Colchester Guild of Fine Artists, PO Box 868, Colchester CT 06415 or to the charity of one’s choice.

 

Photo from Saint Peters Cemetery, Hebron, Tolland Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, brianz190

Photo taken 25 May 2011

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Patricia A. Barton (SS# issued in CT).

            See the obituaries of her parents, Irving Scott Alford and Elizabeth “Bettie” Hathaway Alford; and brother William David Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Patricia Ann 1931 NY1, Irving Scott 1907 NY2, Charles Burdick 1873 IL3, David Lewis 1849 NY4, Ransom Constantine 1818 VT5, Ashley Owen 1770 VT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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PATRICIA MARBLE ALVORD

 

PRESS JOURNAL

Vero Beach, Indian River Co., FL—Thursday, 16 July 1998

 

            Patricia Marble Alvord, 70, 8775 20th St. No 935, Vero Beach, died July 14, 1998, in East Lyme [New London Co.], CT, after a brief illness.

            She was born Nov. 26, 1927, in White Plains [Westchester Co.], NY, and was a longtime resident of Vero Beach.

            Mrs. Alvord received a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Boston Bouve College, Boston, MA. She was a physical education teacher in Saco, Maine, and a nurse’s aide in Oradell, NJ.

            Surviving are her husband, Robert; four [sic] sons, John Alvord, of Silver Springs, MD, Peter Alvord, of Stonington, CT, and Daniel Alvord, of Whitfield, MA; one sister, Ann Marble, of Stamford, CT; and four grandchildren.

            Private services will be held at a later date.

            Thomas L. Neilan and Sons, East Lyme Funeral Home, Niantic, CT, is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Patricia M. Alvord (SS# issued in MA). Her last residence is listed as Niantic, New London Co., CT.

            See the obituary of her father-in-law, Harold Clark Alvord, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Scott M. Alvord in Massachusetts Obituaries. His 1987 obituary lists four brothers: “John C. of Silver Springs, Md., Peter S. of Oakland, Calif., Richard C. of Boston, and Daniel C. of Westfield.”

            Robert C. Alvord is listed in the U.S. Public Records Index (Ancestry) in Niantic, CT, and Vero Beach, FL, born Nov 1926. Intelius.com lists him as Robert Clark Alvord.

            Robert C. Alvord is listed on the 1930 census with his parents in Manchester (District 151), Hartford Co., CT, dwelling #67: Harold C. Alvord, bank treasurer age 40, age 30 at first marriage; his wife Marion S. 41 CT, age 31 at first marriage; sons John S. 8 CT, and Robert C. 3-4/12 CT; and a servant.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Robert Clark 1926 CT1, Harold Clark 1892 CT2, John Austin 1859 CT3, Elijah Anson 1825 CT4, Martin 1788 CT5, Saul 1753 MA6, Saul 1717 MA7, John 1685 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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PHEBE BUELL ALVORD

 

CONNECTICUT COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Saturday, 28 February 1857

 

            Deaths: In Bolton, Feb. 24, Mrs. Phebe Alvord, Æ 70.

 

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Photo from Bolton Center Cemetery, Bolton, Tolland Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Taken by photographer, Anonymous

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Saul Alvord III; and sons Charles Alvord, John Buell Alvord, and Saul Alvord IV in this compilation.

 

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PHYLLIS GILBERT ALVORD

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Wednesday, 28 October 2009

 

            Phyllis Gilbert Alvord, 85 of Avery Heights, Hartford, formerly of Manchester, beloved wife of the late John S. Alvord, passed away Sunday, (October 25, 2009) at Hartford Hospital.

            Phyllis was born April 7, 1924 in Jewett City, daughter of the late Earl and Emma (Babcock) Gilbert, and was a former longtime resident of Manchester and Giants Neck Beach in Niantic before moving to Hartford in 2002.

            Phyllis enjoyed music and was a good friend to many people. She will be remembered for her sense of humor, her talent for telling good jokes and her laughter and lovely smile that brought joy to those in her life.

            Mrs. Alvord is survived by her loving daughter, Wendy Decker; and her husband, Darrell of Harwinton; and several nieces and nephews. She is survived also by a special friend, Warren Glabau also of Avery Heights.

            Memorial services and burial in East Cemetery, Manchester will be private. There are no calling hours. Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 279 New Britain Road Kensington, CT 06037. Holmes Funeral Home Manchester is in care of arrangements.

 

Photo from East Cemetery, Manchester, Hartford Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sue

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Phyllis G. Alvord (SS# issued in CT), last residence Hartford, Hartford Co., CT.

            See the obituary of her husband, John Saunders Alvord, in this compilation.

 

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ROBERTSON FRYE ALFORD

 

Photo from family tree of Brandon Myers Alford

 

WATERBURY REPUBLICAN-AMERICAN

Waterbury, New Haven Co., CT—Wednesday, 24 May 2006

 

NORFOLK—Robertson F. Alford, of Laurel Way, died unexpectedly on Saturday, May 20. He was the husband of Mary Paige Cartmell Alford.

            Mr. Alford was born in 1919, son of William John Alford and Irilla Frye Alford of New York and New Jersey. He lived in Hackensack, N.J., and attended Hill School in Pottstown, Penn., and Yale University. In 1941 he became a member of the Naval Reserve and served in the Atlantic and Pacific, earning a Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

            He completed his law degree at Yale Law School and joined the New York firm of Carter, Ledyard & Milburn. Family business took him to the Continental Paper Co. in New Jersey for some years, after which he became a partner in the law firm of Boyd, Holbrook & Alford. In 1968 he became vice president and general manager in Asia for Business International Inc., where he published Business Asia from Tokyo for a number of years.

            Much of his later life was spent in Italy. He returned to Connecticut in 1993.

            Besides his wife of 64 years, he leaves three sons, Michael R. Alford of Washington, Van C. Austin of Solvang, Calif., Edward L. Alford of South Hadley, Mass.; a daughter, Dorothea B. Alford of Cambridge, Mass.; and five grandchildren.

            Arrangements: Services 11 a.m. Thursday at Trinity Episcopal Church, Lime Rock. Arrangements by Kenny Funeral Home, 39 Maple Ave., Norfolk....

 

Photo from Pond Town Cemetery, Norfolk, Litchfield Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Vicky Maclean

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Robertston E. [sic] Alford (SS# issued in NJ) was born 16 Sept 1919, last residence Norfolk, Litchfield Co., CT.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Paige Cartmell Alford; and father, William John Alford Jr., in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brothers George E. Alford and William John Alford III in New Jersey Obituaries; and of his brother John Crane Alford in Arizona Obituaries.

            In 1920 Robertson is living with his parents in Manhattan Assembly District 11 (District 826), New York Co., NY, family #418: William J. Alford Jr., paper board manufacturer, age 30 born PA; his wife Irilla 30 OH; son William J. III 4 NJ; son Robertson F. 4/12 born NY; mother-in-law Martha Fryd [sic—should be Frye] 58 widow born OH; father William J. Alford 59 born PA, paper board manufacturer; and a maid.

            His lineage, partially from Family Trees at Ancestry: Robertson Frye 1919 NY1, William John 1889 PA2, William John 1861 PA3, John 1828 PA4, Thomas 1800 PA5, Michael before 1770 Ireland6.

 

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ROSE A. ALVORD RICE

 

TELEGRAM & GAZETTE

Worcester, Worcester Co., MA—Wednesday, 2 June 1999

 

PUTNAM [Windham Co.], CT—Rose A. (Alvord) Rice, 59, of River Road, died Monday [May 31] at home after a long illness.

            She leaves her husband of 37 years, William P. Rice Jr.; three sons, William P. Rice of Simsbury, Conn., Robert J. Rice of Hamden, Conn., and Brian J. Rice of New Milford, Conn.; three sisters, Colleen Smith of White Bluff, Tenn., Nancy Boucher and Lill Drouin, both of Putnam; three brothers, James Alvord of South Killingly, Conn., Millard Alvord of Plainfield, Conn., and Sam Alvord of Putnam; three grandchildren; nephews and nieces.

            She was born in Putnam, daughter of Frederick and Freda (Bonneville) Alvord. She earned a bachelor of science degree in biology from Connecticut Teachers College, New Britain, in 1961. Mrs. Rice was a member of St. Mary Church of the Visitation. She enjoyed reading.

            A memorial Mass will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in St. Mary Church of the Visitation, 218 Providence St. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery.... Smith & Walker Funeral Home, 148 Grove St., is directing arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her brother Samuel H. Alvord; aunt Alice Mary Alvord Benoit; and her uncles Charles Edward Alvord Sr. and Arthur Dwight Alvord in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Lillian E. Alvord Dodgson in Montana Obituaries.

            From CT Deaths: Rose was born 8 Sept 1939 and died 1 June 1999.

            From Family Trees on RootsWeb.com: Frederick Eugene Alvord was born 13 Dec 1909 in Putnam, CT, and died 1970. He is buried in St. Joseph Cemetery in Killingly, CT. He married Freda Bonneville.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her ALVORD lineage: Rose A. 1939 CT1, Frederick Eugene 1909 CT2, Eugene Dwight 1878 NY3, George Edward 1855 NY4, Samuel Hart 1823 NY5, Samuel 1794 VT6, Benjamin 1762 MA7, Moses 1735 MA8, John 1711 MA9, John 1685 MA10, Thomas 1653 CT11, Alexander 1627 England12, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England13.

 

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RUEL ALVORD

 

CONNECTICUT MIRROR

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—15 April 1810

 

            Died: At Chatham, Mr. Reuel [sic] Alvord, aged 60.

 

AAFA NOTES: Ruel Alvord died 27 March 1810. He was born in East Hampton, the son of Seth Alvord and Elizabeth Spencer.

            He married Hannah Hall 15 Nov 1774 in Chatham. Hannah was the daughter of Hannibal Hall. Hannah called Giles Hall her grandfather.

            Chatham was the name of East Hampton, Middlesex Co., CT, until 1915.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Ruel 1750 CT1, Seth 1714 MA2, Thomas 1683 MA3, Thomas 1653 CT4, Alexander 1627 England5, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England6.

 

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RUTH HAZEL HUNTINGTON ALFORD

 

DAILY COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Sunday, 10 August 1924

 

DEATH OF MRS. ALFORD

 

            Mrs. Ruth Hazel Huntington, wife of Alden E. Alfrod [sic] died this noon. She was 30 years old and leave besides her husband two sons, Alden and Wilson.

            The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at the home of her uncle, Charles A. Huntington, in Poquonock, at 2 o’clock…. Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery.

 

In another article:

 

DAILY COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Tuesday, 12 August 1924

 

FUNERAL OF MRS. ALFORD

 

            The funeral of Mrs. Ruth Hazel Huntington, wife of Alden E. Alford, will be held Tuesday afternoon at the home of Ernest Clark on Prospect Hill, Poquonock, at 2 o’clock…. Burial will be in Elm Grove Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Elm Grove Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marie Bonafonte

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Alden Euclid Alford; and sons Alden Huntington Alford and Wilson M. Alford in this compilation.

 

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RUTH ROSELLA STARKWEATHER ALVORD

 

NEW YORK HERALD

New York, NY—Sunday, 22 March 1896

 

DOESN’T WANT THE MONEY

MRS. J.D. ALVORD’S ECCENTRIC SON REFUSES TO ACCEPT THE LEGACY SHE LEAVES TO HIM

 

BRIDGEPORT, CONN., March 21, 1896—Mrs. J.D. Alvord, a wealthy old resident of this city died a few days ago. She left an estate of $100,000. Her will is a peculiar document. The strangest thing in it is the absolute refusal of her son, one of the persons named as beneficiary, to accept the many thousands willed to him and voluntarily giving it to the children of his brother, thus carrying out a promise made years ago. In her will Mrs. Alvord has divided her estate into twenty parts, and has allotted to each of the heirs his or her share in this form. To Miss Josie B. Mayne, who has been her constant companion during the last five years, and who is the oldest of the children, she leaves one of her bank accounts, amounting to a nice sum, and five-twentieths of the estate. To Mrs. W.I. Alvord, the widow of her son, she leaves her only other bank account and three-twentieths of the estate. To her grandchildren, Dr. J. Dana Alvord, D.D.S., of New York; and Miss Isabella Alvord, also of New York, children of Mrs. W.I. Alvord, are left two-twentieths each of the estate. The same amount is left to Mrs. Jennie Morris, Mr. George J.D. Mayne, of New York; Mr. Harry E. Alvord, of New York, son of Charles Alvord, a son of the testatrix, and Charles Alvord, the only son.

            One of the strangest features of the will is the action of the only son of the testatrix, Mr. Charles Alvord, who for many years has not been seen in Bridgeport. He has lived on Long Island and would never come to this city. He was informed of the death of his mother and came here to attend the funeral.

            After the reading of the will and he had learned that he had been made heir to many thousands of dollars, he announced that he would never accept the money. This morning he called on Orange Merwin, the executor of the estate, and reiterated the statement. He told Mr. Merwin that the money which had been left in trust for him must never be paid. Mr. Merwin attempted to learn from him his future address, but this he refused to give. Then he departed, and may never be heard of again. I saw Mr. Alvord this morning. “When my brother Will was alive,” said he, “we had an agreement between us that in case I should outlive him I should look out for his children. He made the same promise to me, and now that he is gone I will proceed to carry out my promise. I do not want the money, and will not take it. I have instructed Mr. Merwin to divide it up pro rata with my brother’s widow, her children and my son. I did not leave my address because I do not want to hear anything from the estate. I may be on the shore of Africa or in the middle of the ocean or in my grave. They will never find me. My grave will never be known by any one who knows me.”

 

In another article:

 

NEW YORK TIMES

New York City, NY—Sunday, 22 March 1896

 

HE DECLINED A $50,000 LEGACY

CHARLES ALVORD, ROVER, WOULD NOT ACCEPT HIS MOTHER’S BEQUEST

 

BRIDGEPORT, CONN., March 21—Charles Alvord, once a prominent resident of this city, to-day refused to accept a fortune left to him by his mother, and departed from here without leaving his address.

            Mrs. J.D. Alvord died Wednesday [March 18]. She left only one son, Charles, and six grandchildren. Charles has been a rover for many years and was improvident and shiftless.

            His mother’s estate is valued at $100,000 and half of this she bequeaths to him.

 

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Photo from Mountain Grove Cemetery and Mausoleum, Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gracie Ann Matisyn

 

AAFA NOTES: From Samuel Morgan Alvord, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord An Early Settler of Windsor, Conn. and Northampton, Mass. (Webster, NY: A.D. Andrews, Printer, 1908), pages 253–254:

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Joseph Dana 1824 MA1, Isaac 1779 MA2, Jehiel 1756 MA3, Jonathan 1712 MA4, Jonathan 1669 MA5, Alexander 1627 England6, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England7.

 

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SALLY BRINCKERHOFF GOODELL ALVORD

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Monday, 8 October 2001

 

            Sally Brinckerhoff (Goodell) Alvord, 73, of Avon [Hartford Co. CT], died Friday, (October 5, 2001). She was born in Hartford, daughter of the late Earl W. and Frances S. (Brinckerhoff) Goodell and had lived most of her life in West Hartford and Simsbury. She attended the Noah Webster School in Hartford and the Oxford School in West Hartford and graduated from the Gill School in Bernardsville, NJ. She was employed by the Travelers Insurance Companies as an administrator in the ISD department until her retirement in 1993. Sally was a member of the Asylum Hill Congregational Church since 1943, a past member of the Junior League of Hartford, the Better Business Bureau of Hartford, the Women’s Republican Club of Simsbury, the Simsbury Light Opera Company, the Green Bay Tree Garden Club of West Hartford, The Hartford Golf Club, the Woman’s Committee of the Atheneum, and was a member of the Green Gardeners of West Hartford, at the time of her death.

            She leaves three sons, David W. Alvord and his wife, Linda and their sons, Jared, Zachary and Caleb of Plainfield, MA, C. Hunt Alvord, III and his wife, Gail of Avon, and their children, Kaitlin Elizabeth and Curtis Hunt Alvord, IV, Jonathan G. Alvord of Canton, and his daughter, Christina Alvord; a daughter, Leslie S. Alvord of Unionville; a sister, Mrs. W.R.T. Crolius of Kilmarnock, VA; three nieces, Barbara Pettus of New York, Blair Patch of Carrollton, TX, and Linda Kaboth of Colorado; two nephews, John S. Wyper, Jr. of London, England, and D.R. Patch of Louisville, CO. She was predeceased by a sister, Mrs. L.G. Patch of Littleton, CO.

            A memorial service will be held on Saturday, October 13, 11 a.m., at Asylum Hill Congregational Church, 814 Asylum Ave., Hartford. Burial will be private and at the convenience of the family. There are no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association, 5 Brookside Drive, Wallingford, CT 06492 or to the Helen and Harry Gray Cancer Center, 85 Retreat Ave., Hartford, CT 06106. The James T. Pratt Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sally G. Alvord (SS# issued in CT) was born 2 Sept 1928.

            See the obituary of her former husband, Curtis Hunt Alvord Jr., in this compilation.

 

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SAMUEL H. ALVORD

 

NORWICH BULLETIN

Norwich, New London Co., CT—Monday, 5 May 2014

 

Samuel H. Alvord Obituary

 

Samuel H. Alvord 1941 - 2014

 

PUTNAM—Samuel H. Alvord, 72, of Woodstock Ave, died Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Regency Heights of Danielson.

            Born in Putnam, he was the son of the late Frederick and Freda (Bonneville) Alvord. Prior to his retirement Mr. Alvord was employed as a truck driver for Staples. Mr. Alvord was a member of the Elks, Knights of Columbus Cargill Council, and a member of the Teamster and Steelworks Unions. He enjoyed the outdoors and especially cherished the time that he spent with his grandchildren.

            Samuel is survived by two sons Keith A. Alvord and his wife Elissa of N. Grosvenordale and Justin M. Alvord and his wife Angela of Killingly; two daughters Colleen Godino and her husband Michael of Mansfield and Nicole Durand and her husband Neil of Dayville; two brothers James Alvord of Killingly and Millard Alvord of Plainfield; two sisters Nancy Boucher of Putnam and Lillian Dodgson of MO; eight grandchildren Michael, Morgan, Jasmine, Gavin, Cameron, Logan, Alaina, and Dillon; and several nieces and nephews.

            He was predeceased by a son John Alvord, his twin brother Eugene Alvord, and two sisters Colleen Smith and Rose Rice.

            Relatives and friends are invited to visit with Samuel’s family from 10:00 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. on Saturday, May 10, 2014, in the Gilman Funeral Home, 104 Church St., Putnam, followed by a funeral service in the funeral home at 11:30 A.M. Burial will follow in St. James Cemetery. Memorial donations in Samuel’s memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1718 For memorial guestbook visit www.GilmanAndValade.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his sister Rose A. Alvord Rice; aunt Alice Mary Alvord Benoit; and uncles Charles Edward Alvord Sr. and Arthur Dwight Alvord in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Lillian E. Alvord Dodgson in Montana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Samuel H. 1941 CT1, Frederick Eugene 1909 CT2, Eugene Dwight 1878 NY3, George Edward 1855 NY4, Samuel Hart 1823 NY5, Samuel 1794 VT6, Benjamin 1762 MA7, Moses 1735 MA8, John 1711 MA9, John 1685 MA10, Thomas 1653 CT11, Alexander 1627 England12, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England13.

 

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SARAH SEARS ALVORD

 

MIDDLESEX GAZETTE

Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT—11 March 1819

 

            Died: At Chatham ... Mrs. Sarah Alvord, wife of Mr. Seth Alvord.

 

AAFA NOTES: Sarah Sears Alvord was the second wife of Seth Alvord. She was born 1761 in Chatham, CT and died 2 Feb 1819. She and Seth married 5 Sep 1793. She was the daughter of Ebenezer Sears and Elizabeth Cooke. Seth was born 18 July 1754, and died 14 July 1836. He was the son of Seth Alvord and Elizabeth Spencer. He was a cabinet maker and carpenter.

            Chatham was the name of East Hampton, Middlesex Co., CT, until 1915.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Seth 1754 CT1, Seth 1714 MA2, Thomas 1683 MA3, Thomas 1653 CT4, Alexander 1627 England5, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England6.

 

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SAUL ALVORD, JR.

 

CONNECTICUT COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Tuesday, 9 October 1832

 

            Deaths: At Bolton, Capt. Saul Alvord, aged 79.

 

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Photos from Bolton Center Cemetery, Bolton, Tolland Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Karen Carlini

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his first wife, Eleanor Kellogg Alvord; second wife, Cynthia Hooker Olcott Alvord; son Saul Alvord III; and father Saul Alvord Sr. in this compilation.

            Saul Alvord Jr. was born 9 July 1753 in Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA, the son of Saul Alvord and Martha Churchill. He died 23 Sept 1832, Bolton, Tolland Co., CT. He is buried next to his first wife.

 

            From A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord, page 106:

 

            When about nine years of age Saul Alvord removed with his father’s family to Bolton, Conn., where he afterwards resided. He was an extensive land holder ; a saddler by trade and when his father became aged kept tavern directly west from the church. In 1780 he and his wife united with the church in Bolton, Conn. Early in life, he took a leading position in town affairs, was often a member of the legislature, selectman of the town, and served as first postmaster of Bolton. Mr. Alvord was always known as “Capt. Alvord” and never laid aside the custom of dress of the Rev. period.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Saul 1753 MA1, Saul 1717 MA2, John 1685 MA3, Thomas 1653 CT4, Alexander 1627 England5, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England6.

 

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SAUL ALVORD, SR.

 

CONNECTICUT COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—30 September 1793

 

            Died: At Windsor, on a journey from Northampton, Mr. Saul Alvord, of Bolton, Tavern-keeper, aged 77.

 

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Photo from Bolton Center Cemetery, Bolton, Tolland Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Karen Carlini

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his son Saul Alvord Jr. in this compilation.

            Saul Alvord was born in Northampton, MA, 23 Apr 1717 and died in Windsor, CT 28 Sept 1793. He was the son of John Alvord and Dorcas Lyman. Saul married Martha Churchill and they had seven children, some of whom died as infants.

            From A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord, pages 62–64:

 

            Saul Alvord was by tradition a barber and hairdresser at Northampton. At Bolton “He was a saddler by trade and kept tavern, and was very industrious. His wife was equally industrious. While he was engaged in his shop at his trade she made wigs.”

            His house and shop in Northampton stood on the site where the present Court House stands….

            He was deacon of the church at Bolton, was often elected Selectman of the town and held various offices of trust. His death occurred at Picket’s tavern, Windsor, Conn., while returning to Bolton from a visit to Northampton.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Saul 1717 MA1, John 1685 MA2, Thomas 1653 CT3, Alexander 1627 England4, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England5.

 

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SAUL ALVORD III

 

CONNECTICUT COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Saturday, 5 November 1842

 

            At Bolton, on the 31st ult, Saul Alvord, Esq. aged 61. He was thrown from his wagon on the forenoon of that day; taken up in a state of total insensibility and carried to his house, where he expired in a few hours.

            Mr. Alvord was born in the town of Bolton, educated at Yale College, and in 1803 admitted to the bar of Tolland County. For many years he held the office of Justice of the Peace; was several years associate Judge of the County Court; was frequently elected to the General Assembly, and was a member of the Convention which framed the Constitution of Connecticut.

            He sustained many important offices in his native town. He very often represented the church of which he was a member, in consociations and ecclesiastical councils, and for several years, and at the time of his death, was one of the Trustees of the Hale Donation.

            As a magistrate he was upright and decided, as a Lawyer he was discreet and faithful, and literally a peace-maker. He devoted much time to the settlement of controversies in families, in neighborhoods, and in churches; and never appeared to enjoy life with a keener relish, than when he had thus labored with success. He was a bold and determined reprove of the vicious, and a discreet and faithful admonisher of friends. In his private dealings, he was fair and honest. A kind and faithful husband and an affectionate father.

 

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Photo from Bolton Center Cemetery, Bolton, Tolland Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Karen Carlini

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Phebe Buell Alvord; sons Charles Alvord, John Buell Alvord, and Saul Alvord IV; and father, Saul Alvord Jr.; and in this compilation.

            Saul married Phebe Buell in 1806.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Saul 1781 CT1, Saul 1753 MA2, Saul 1717 MA3, John 1685 MA4, Thomas 1653 CT5, Alexander 1627 England6, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England7.

 

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SAUL ALVORD IV

 

WEEKLY TIMES

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Saturday, 3 October 1846

 

            Died: In Bolton, at the residence of his mother, Saul Alvord, of the firm of H.B. & S. Alvord, of New Hartford, aged 31.

 

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Photo from Bolton Center Cemetery, Bolton, Tolland Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Karen Carlini

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Saul Alvord III and Phebe Buell Alvord; and brothers Charles Alvord and John Buell Alvord in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Saul 1821 CT1, Saul 1781 CT2, Saul 1753 MA3, Saul 1717 MA4, John 1685 MA5, Thomas 1653 CT6, Alexander 1627 England7, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England8.

 

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SOPHIA SHEPHERD ALVORD

 

AMERICAN MERCURY

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—24 June 1822

 

            Died: At Bolton [Tolland Co.], on the 18th inst. Mrs. Sophia Alvord, aged 35, wife of Mr. Martin Alvord and daughter of the late Benoni Shepherd, of Tolland.

 

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Photo from Bolton Center Cemetery, Bolton, Tolland Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Karen Carlini

 

AAFA NOTES: Sophia Shepherd Alvord was born 3 Feb 1787, the daughter of Benoni Shepherd and Ann Alvord. Ann was the daughter of Saul and Martha Churchill Alvord of Tolland, Tolland Co., CT. Sophia married Martin Alvord 14 Apr 1812.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Martin 1788 CT1, Saul 1753 MA2, Saul 1717 MA3, John 1685 MA4, Thomas 1653 CT5, Alexander 1627 England6, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England7.

 

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SUBMIT BISHOP ALVORD

 

MIDDLESEX GAZETTE

Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT—27 April 1797

 

            Deaths, in this Town, Mrs. Submit Alvord, aged 80.

 

AAFA NOTES: Submit Bishop was born 25 Apr 1713 in Guilford, New Haven Co., CT, daughter of Daniel Bishop and Mary Hall.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Thomas 1710 MA1, Thomas 1683 MA2, Thomas 1653 CT3, Alexander 1627 England4, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England5.

 

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SUSAN CURTIS ALVORD

 

CONNECTICUT COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Saturday, 15 January 1876

 

            Deaths: Alvord—In Bridgeport [Fairfield Co.], Jan. 4, Susan Alvord, widow of the late James [sic] Alvord.

 

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Photo from Oak Lawn Cemetery, Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jean Whitney

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her children Edward Jesup Alvord Sr. and Susan Curtis Alvord Trubee in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Jesup 1789 CT1, John 1750 CT2, Elisha 1717 MA3, Thomas MA4, Thomas 1653 CT5, Alexander 1627 England6, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England7.

 

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SUSAN CURTIS ALVORD TRUBEE

 

BRIDGEPORT TELEGRAM

Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT—Monday, 22 September 1924

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Susan C. Trubee, widow of William E. Trubee, and prominent resident of this city, who died Saturday [September 20] at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Henry A. Bishop, 179 Washington avenue, will be held this afternoon at 3 o’clock from Mrs. Bishop’s home.

            Burial will be in Mountain Grove cemetery.

            Mrs. Trubee was in her 86th year.

 

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Photo from Mountain Grove Cemetery and Mausoleum, Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gracie Ann Matisyn

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her mother, Susan Curtis Alvord; and brother Edward Jesup Alvord Sr. in this compilation.

            From Samuel Morgan Alvord, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord An Early Settler of Windsor, Conn. and Northampton, Mass. (Webster, NY: A.D. Andrews, Printer, 1908), page 311:

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Susan Curtis 1838 CT1, Jesup 1789 CT2, John 1750 CT3, Elisha 1717 MA4, Thomas MA5, Thomas 1653 CT6, Alexander 1627 England7, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England8.

 

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TARJA L. TIMONEN ALFORD

 

NEW HAVEN REGISTER

New Haven, New Haven Co., CT—Friday, 24 September 1999

 

MADISON [New Haven Co.]—Tarja L. Alford, 55, of 83 Robin Ridge Road died Sept. 21. She was the wife of Thomas Alford and a daughter of Sirkka Timonen of Helsinki, Finland, and the late Onni Timonen.

            Prior to retirement in 1972, Mrs. Alford was a flight attendant for Pan American Airlines. Besides her husband and mother, she is survived by a son, Thomas Alford Jr. of Salt Lake City, a daughter, Terhi Alford of Madison and a sister, Pirkko Timonen, in Finland...—Swan Funeral Home

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Tarja J. Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 27 January 1944.

            See the obituary of her husband, Thomas L. Alford, in this compilation.

 

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THOMAS DALE ALFORD, JR.

Son of Thomas Dale Alford, AAFA #0268

 

[He died in AZ, but we are including his obituaries in CT, where he lived.]

 

ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT

Little Rock, Pulaski Co., AR—Wednesday, 11 October 1989

Included in AAFA ACTION, March 1990

 

T.D. Alford Jr., producer of films, Hot Springs native

 

SOUTHBURY [New Haven Co.], CONN.—Thomas Dale Alford Jr., 46, of Southbury, Conn., formerly of Little Rock, a native of Hot Springs, and an independent film producer formerly with Disney Studios Inc. and Bing Crosby Productions, died Monday [October 9].

            Alford was writing plays and books for production and publication.

            He was a member of Parish Vestry at Church of the Epiphany, Southbury, Conn., and Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, Little Rock.

            He was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity.

            Arrangements are by Ruebel Funeral Home of Little Rock.

            The family will be at 12 Ozark Point, Little Rock.

            Survivors are his wife, Kay Shamburger Alford; a son, Thomas Dale Alford III of Southbury, Conn.; his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Dale Alford of Little Rock; and two sisters, Anne Alford Winams of Little Rock and L’Moore F. Alford of Beverly Hills, Calif.

 

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COURIER DEMOCRAT

Russellville, AR—Wednesday, 11 October 1989

Included in AAFA ACTION, March 1990

 

ALFORD’S SON KILLED ON I-40

 

Flagstaff, Ariz. (AP)—Thomas Dale Alford Jr. of Southbury, Conn., son of a former Arkansas congressman, was killed early Monday when he was struck by a tractor-trailer rig while standing next to his car along Interstate 40, about 12 miles east of Williams, Ariz. Alford, 46, was a former Little Rock resident and a native of Hot Springs. He was the son of Little Rock ophthalmologist Dale Alford Sr., who served two terms, 1959-62, in the state House of Representatives from the 5th Congressional District.

            Alford was an independent film producer formerly associated with Disney Studios Inc. and Bing Crosby Productions.

 

Photo from Mount Holly Cemetery, Little Rock, Pulaski Co., AR, www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kevin Casey

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that T.D. Alford (SS# issued in AR) was born 9 June 1943.

            We included the obituaries of his wife, Alethea Kay Shamburger Alford; father, Thomas Dale Alford; mother, L’Moore Smith Alford; sister L’Moore Fontaine Alford; and uncle D. Boyce Alford in Arkansas Obituaries.

            His lineage: Thomas Dale 1943 AR1, Thomas Dale 1916 AR2, Thomas Franklin 1894 AR3, Samuel Thomas 1873 AR4.

 

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THOMAS L. ALFORD

 

NEW HAVEN REGISTER

New Haven, New Haven Co., CT—Thursday, 26 January 2012

 

 

            Thomas L. Alford, age 76, of Madison [New Haven Co.] passed away on January 24, 2012. Thomas was born in Pine Bluff, AR, on October 29, 1935 to the late Lanta and Faye (Rhodes) Alford. Besides his parents, he was predeceased by his loving wife Tarja (Timonen) Alford.

            “Tommy”, as many of his friends called him, was a Naval Aviator, flying fighter airplanes from 1953-1965 with the VF-193 Ghostriders. He then went on to be a commercial airline pilot for Pan Am and United Airlines, retiring in 1998. During his retirement he worked as a Range Officer at the Blue Trail Gun Range in Wallingford, CT, where he made many beloved friends.

            Thomas is survived by his son and daughter, Thomas T. Alford and Terhi Alford of Madison, CT and his brother, Wayne Alford of Pine Bluff, AR.

            An informal gathering of friends will take place at the Madison Coffee Shop on Monday, January 30, 2012 from 6:00PM-7:00pm. A visitation will take place on Monday, January 30, 2012 from 7:00 PM until 9:00 PM at Swan Funeral Home, 825 Boston Post Rd., Madison. www.swanfuneralhomemadison.com.

 

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

            See the obituary of his wife, Tarja Timonen Alford, in this compilation.

 

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VERNON S. ALFORD

 

SAMPSON INDEPENDENT

Clinton, Sampson Co., NC—26 May 2016

 

PUTNAM, CONN.—Mr. Vernon S. Alford, 67, of 10 Thurber Road, formerly of Clinton, died Thursday, May 19, 2016.

            Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church. Burial, with military honors, will follow in the church cemetery.

            Survivors include a son, Nicholas Limbal of East Orange, N.J.; sisters, Verda Darrell of Boiling Spring Lake, N.C., Lillie Alford and Gail Sands of Clinton, Don Jackson of Memphis, Tenn., and Hazel Alfred of Jewett City, Conn., and one grandchild.

            Visitation will be held Friday, May 27, from 1-7 p.m., with the family present from 6-7 p.m. at Summerville-Boykin Mortuary, Garland.

 

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

            The Summerville-Boykin Mortuary traditionally serves the African-American community.

            From Find A Grave: Vernon is buried in Mount Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Clinton, Sampson Co., NC.

            From Ancestry family trees: Vernon was the son of Daniel Alford and Virginia Lee McRae.

            His lineage: Vernon S. 1949 NC1, Daniel 1915 SC2, Frank 1893 SC3, Walter Andrew 50 SC4.

 

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WADSWORTH GRANT ALFORD

 

CONNECTICUT COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Saturday, 16 April 1842

 

            Deaths: in this city, on the 12th inst. Wadsworth Grant, aged 1 year and 6 months, only child of Mr. E.S. Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: He was the only child of Elijah Strong Alford and his first wife, Julia M. Lord.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Wadsworth Grant 1840 CT1, Elijah Strong 1813 CT1, Nathaniel 1781 CT3, Jonathan 1745 CT4, Jonathan 1720 CT5, Jeremiah 1692 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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WESLEY PAUL ALVORD

 

Photo from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Immigration Cards (Ancestry), 1948

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Friday, 23 April 1993

 

            Wesley P. Alvord, 80, of 328 Ferguson Road, Manchester, husband of Mildred (Sulliman) Alvord, died Wednesday (April 21, 1993).

            Born in New Britain, he lived in Manchester for many years. A graduate of New Britain High School, he was a field engineer for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft for 30 years, prior to his retirement in 1958. He was a lifelong member of the South Congregational-First Baptist Church, New Britain.

            Besides his wife, he leaves a son, Mark W. Alvord of Manchester; a brother, Newton Alvord of Wheaton, Ill.; two sisters, Mrs. Barbara Lappan of Newington, and Mrs. Dorothy Smart of Milwaukee, Wis.; and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be private….

            The Carlson Funeral Home, New Britain has charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Fairview Cemetery, New Britain, Hartford Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lisa Christensen Petersen

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Wesley P. Alvord (SS# issued in CT) was born 29 Oct 1912, last residence Manchester, Hartford Co., CT.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mildred Sulliman Alvord; and mother, Fanny Leist Alvord, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Newton Post Alvord Jr. in Alabama Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Wesley Paul 1912 CT1, Newton Post 1882 CT2, Cora Estelle 1859 CT3, Francis Lyman 1829 CT4, Ashbel 1780 CT5, Seth 1754 CT6, Seth 1714 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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WILLIAM ALFORD

 

CONNECTICUT COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Tuesday, 22 September 1778

 

            Died, Last Tuesday ... Mr. William Alford of this town in the 37th year of his age.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his wife, Lydia Fellows Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Benjamin Alford/Alfred in Massachusetts Obituaries.

            From Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609–1999 (Ancestry): William Alford died in Hartford, Hartford Co., CT, 1778. His estate was administered by Lydia Alford. The bond was paid on 29 Sept 1778.

            From Massachusetts, Marriages, 1633-1850 (Ancestry): William Alford married Lydia Fellows on 19 Sept 1765 in Newburyport, Essex Co., MA.

 

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WILLIAM DAVID “ALF” ALFORD

Brother of Robert Scott Alford, AAFA #0873

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—11 August 2013

 

            William David “Alf” Alford, 63, of Colchester and formerly of Middlefield, passed away Monday, (August 5, 2013) at Hartford Hospital. In those 63 years, he lived an adventurous life and enjoyed it to its fullest.

            Born May 22, 1950 in Middletown, he was a son of the late Scott and Elizabeth (Hathaway) Alford. Alf was a graduate of Vinal Regional Technical School and went on to work as an electrician for Pratt & Whitney Aircraft. He volunteered for, and served proudly with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War and was a member of the VFW. In his spare time, Alf was a motorcycle and classic car enthusiast and an avid traveler.

            He leaves his son and daughter-in-law, Jesse and Melissa Alford of East Hampton, CT; two granddaughters, Lucy and Eloise, whom he adored; a sister, Margaret “Midge” Sinnamon of Manchester, CT; and a brother and his wife, Robert and Muriel Alford, of Peoria, AZ; and numerous extended family members and friends.

            In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by two sisters, Patricia Barton and Janet Davis.

            The family will receive guests starting at 4 p.m. on Friday, August 16 before a 5:30 p.m. Chapel Service with military honors at the Aurora-McCarthy Funeral Home, 167 Old Hartford Road, Colchester. Burial will be private.

            In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 370 7th Avenue, Suite 1802, New York, NY 10001.

 

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

            See the obituaries of his parents, Irving Scott Alford and Elizabeth “Bettie” Hathaway Alford; and sister Patricia Ann Alford Barton in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: William David 1950 NY1, Irving Scott 1907 NY2, Charles Burdick 1873 IL3, David Lewis 1849 NY4, Ransom Constantine 1818 VT5, Ashley Owen 1770 VT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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WILLIAM H. ALFORD

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Thursday, 23 February 1911

 

 

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HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Wednesday, 22 February 1911

 

 

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Photo from Hillside Cemetery, Thomaston, Litchfield Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, C Greer

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Martha S. Butler Alford; and son Lewis Filbert Alford in this compilation.

            In 1910 Plymouth (District 267), Litchfield Co., CT, dwelling #89: William H. Alford, no occupation age 64 born England (parents both born England), first marriage 39 years; his wife Martha S. 66 born CT, 4 children, 4 living; son Lewis F. 22 born CT, m. 0 years; and daughter-in-law Maude L. 23 born MN. William immigrated in 1847 and is naturalized.

            In 1900 Plymouth (District 248), Litchfield Co., CT, dwelling #415: William Alford, “setting up clocks,” age 53 born Jan 1846 in England, m. 31 years; his wife Martha S. 55 born June 1844 in CT, 4 children, 4 living; sons: Floyd P. 17 born Dec 1882 in CT “setting up clocks”; and Lewis F. 12 born Nov 1887 in CT; and mother Jane 81 born Nov 1818 in England, widow, 10 children, 7 living. William and his mother Jane immigrated in 1847.

            In 1880 Thomaston (District 25), Litchfield Co., CT, dwelling #414: William Alford, works in knife shop, age 33 born CT (parents both born CT); his wife Martha 35 CT (parents both born CT); sons Frank R. 9 CT and Fred 1 CT; and 1 domestic and 3 boarders who work in the knife shop.

            Also in 1880 in Litchfield (District 21), Litchfield Co., CT, dwelling #144: Henry Alford, cutter, 61 born England; and his wife Jane 61 England.

            In 1870 Plymouth, Litchfield Co., CT, dwelling #153: Henry Alford, works in knife shop, age 50 born England; Jane 50 England; and children, all born CT: Mary 18, Sarah 18, Emily 13, Frances 11, and Walter 6.

            Also in 1870 in Plymouth, Litchfield Co., CT, dwelling #166, family #187: William Alfred, works in knife shop, age 24 born England; Martha 26 CT; and Frank 8/12 CT; in family #188: James Alfred, works in knife shop, age 26 born England; Lottie 29 CT; Charles 2 CT, and Bertha 2/12 CT.

            In 1860 Plymouth, dwelling #551: Henry Alford, cutter age 41 born England; Jane 40 England; James 16 England; Wm. 14 England; George 11 CT; Mary A. 8 CT; Sarah A. 8 CT; Emily 4 CT; and Frances 1 CT.

            In 1850, enumeration date July 29, Henry’s family is in Conklin, Broom Co., NY, dwelling #6: Henry Alford, blacksmith, age 33 born England; Jane 33 England; Martha 8 England; James 6 England; Wm. 4 England; and George 2 NY.

            In 1850, enumeration date Oct 16, Henry is without his family living with 8 other “knife makers” in Plymouth, dwelling #16: Henry Alfred, knife maker, age 32 born England. Of the 8 knife makers in this dwelling, 4 were young men from England.

            From a Family Tree on RootsWeb.com: Henry was born 18 Aug 1818 in Romsey Infra (District 10), Hampshire Co., England, and m. Jane Burt, who was born 4 Nov 1818, also in Romsey. Henry d. 18 Feb 1895 in Northfield, Litchfield Co., CT. Jane d. 19 March 1907 in Plymouth, Litchfield Co., CT. They are both buried in Northfield Cemetery.

            The 1841 census in Romsey, Hampshire Co., England shows Henry Alford, age 22, wheelwright, and Jane 22. Both were born in the same county.

            His lineage: William H. 1846 England1, Henry 1818 England2.

 

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WILLIAM JOHN ALFORD, JR.

 

NEW YORK TIMES

New York City, NY—Saturday, 2 October 1971

 

Photo from family tree of Brandon Myers Alford

 

WILLIAM J. ALFORD, 82, LED CONTINENTAL PAPER COMPANY

 

NORFOLK, Conn., Oct. 1—William J. Alford, chairman of Continental Paper Company of Ridgefield Park, J.J., from 1943 to 1968, died Wednesday [September 29] in Winsted Memorial Hospital after suffering a stroke. He was 82 years old and had homes here and in Naples, Fla.

            Mr. Alford, who was born in Beaver Falls, Pa., and prepared at the Hill School, of which he was later a trustee, for Yale, where he was graduated in 1913.

            From 1945 to 1964, he was chairman of Thames Board Mills, Ltd., an affiliated company in Purfleet, England, and he was a former director of the National Paper Board Association.

            Surviving are his widow, the former Irilla E. Frye; 4 sons, William 3d, Robertson F., John C. and George E.; a sister, Mrs. Forest Hill; 15 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William Alford (SS# issued in NJ) was born 13 March 1889, last residence Norfolk, Litchfield Co., CT.

            See the obituary of his son Robertson Frye Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his sons George E. Alford and William John Alford III in New Jersey Obituaries; and of his son John Crane Alford in Arizona Obituaries.

            On William J. Alford Jr.’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), He is age 28, born 13 March 1889 in Beaver Falls, Beaver Co., PA. He is a paper manufacturer living in Bogota, Bergen Co., NJ, and has a wife and 2-year-old child.

            On his WWII Draft Registration Card, he is William John Alford Jr., age 53, living in Hackensack, Bergen Co., NJ.

            In 1920 the family is living in Manhattan Assembly District 11 (District 826), New York Co., NY, family #418: William J. Alford Jr., paper board manufacturer, age 30 born PA; his wife Irilla 30 OH; son William J. III 4 NJ; son Robertson F. 4/12 born NY; mother-in-law Martha Fryd [sic—should be Frye] 58 widow born OH; father William J. Alford 59 born PA, paper board manufacturer; and a maid.

            In 1910 William Sr.’s family is in Anderson (District 85), Madison Co., IN, dwelling #186: William J. Alford, board manufacturer, age 49 born PA, first marriage 22 years; his wife Nellie C. 41 NJ, 4 children, 3 living; children: William J. Jr. 21 PA, Nellie C. 14 IN, and Herbert W. 11 IN; and a servant.

            In 1900 they are still in Anderson (District 78), dwelling #338: William Alford, [hard to read but probably] board manufacturer, age 39 born [month illeg] 1861 in PA, m. 12 years; his wife Nellie 31 born Dec 1868 in NJ, 4 children, 3 living; and children: William Jr. 11 born March 1889 in PA; Nellie C. 4 born March 1896 in IN; and Herbert 1 born Feb. 1899 in IN.

            In 1870, the only William J. Alford born in PA in the right timeframe is living in New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA, dwelling #260: John Alford, fire insurance agent age 42 born PA; Mary B. 38 NY; and children: Martha 13 IL, Charles M. 10 IL, William J. 8 PA, Percy 6 PA, Ralph 3 PA, Hattie J. 1, PA; and Mary 18 PA.

            In 1880 they are still in New Castle (District 216), dwelling #207: John R. Alford, minister age 52 born PA; his wife Mary B. 48 born NY; and children: Mattie 23 IL teacher, Charles M. 21 IL teacher, Wm. J. 19 PA teacher, Ralph B. 13 PA, Hattie J. 11 PA, and Carrie B. 4 PA.

            In 1900 John’s family is in Beaver Falls Ward 3 (District 11), Beaver Co., PA, dwelling #110: John Alford, minister, age 72 born Jan 1828 in PA, m. 44 years; his wife Mary 68 born Feb 1832 in NY, 8 children, 6 living; and daughter Martha 43 born Aug 1856 in IL, single no occupation.

            In 1910 this John Alford is in Los Angeles Assembly District 71 (District 163), Los Angeles Co., CA, dwelling #110: John Alford, retired widower age 82 born PA; his daughter Martha 54 IL single no occupation; daughter Hattie A. Cowles 40 born PA, first marriage 19 years, 1 child, 1 living, no occupation; and granddaughter Marjorie B. Cowles 15 PA.

            His lineage, partially from Family Trees at Ancestry: William John 1889 PA1, William John 1861 PA2, John 1828 PA3, Thomas 1800 PA4, Michael before 1770 Ireland5.

 

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WILLIAM L. ALFORD

 

CONNECTICUT COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Saturday, 10 January 1857

 

            Deaths: In Windsor, Dec. 26, William Alford, Æ 83.

 

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Photo from Elm Grove Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marie Bonafonte

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his first wife, Clarissa Griswold Alford; third wife, Maria Barber Alford; and son Euclid W. Alford in this compilation.

            William was the son of Joseph Alford and Lucy Griswold.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: William L. 1774 CT1, Joseph 1748 CT2, Jonathan 1720 CT3, Jeremiah 1692 CT4, Jeremiah 1655 CT5, Benedict 1619 England6, Thomas 1598 England7.

 

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WILSON M. ALFORD, SR.

 

Photo from Carmon Windsor Funeral Home

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—29 February 2012

 

            Wilson M. Alford, Sr., 92, beloved husband of the late Frances (Sawyer) Alford, died Tuesday, (February 28, 2012) surrounded by his family at his home in Windsor.

            Born in Windsor, son of the late Alden E. and Hazel (Huntington) Alford he was a direct lineal descendent of one of the original settlers of Windsor and a lifelong resident. Wil received his BS in Civil Engineering with Distinction from the University of Maine in 1941 and was a member of TAU BETA PI, the honorary Engineering Society. Wil also held various engineering positions with Hamilton Standard Division and Pratt & Whitney Divisions of United Technologies. He also had been an instructor at Norwich University in VT. He operated a civil engineering and consulting business as W.M. Alford, Civil Engineer from 1946-1964 when he formed Alford Associates, Inc. and served as its president until his retirement. He was a registered professional engineer and land surveyor since 1942 in CT, MA, RI, and VT. Long active in the Windsor business community, he served as President of the Windsor Chamber of Commerce and earned its coveted Jerry Hallas Award; past president of the Windsor Club, and incorporator and charter member of the Windsor Rotary Club. In 1973, he was one of the original incorporators of the Windsor Bank and served as Chairman of the Board through its growth and eventually retired after it became New England Bank. Wil was a former member of both the Poquonock and Windsor Fire Companies and was elected to the Homebuilders Hall of Fame for his civil engineering work. He was a member of the First Church in Windsor and its John Warham Society, recognizing membership for over 80 years. Always involved in his children’s activities, he served as Cubmaster of Pack #8 in Windsor for many years as well as organizing and teaching snow skiing to hundreds of high school students including his own children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. He skied regularly until his eighty-fourth birthday and was a member of the National Ski Patrol and a life member of the Hartford Ski Club. Wil’s work ethic, family values, attention to detail, and tireless support of Windsor and its residents were an example to many people he touched during his life.

            Wil leaves a son Wilson M. Alford, Jr. and his wife Nancy of Canton Center, two daughters Lenora A. Santy and her husband Thomas of Windsor, and Katherine A. Eubank and her husband Dan of York, ME; a sister Ruth A. Moore of Montpelier, VT; grandchildren Wilson M. Alford, III, Christian Alford, Sarah Kate Alford, Rachel Burke, Rebecca Talbert, Alexander Garrett, Stephen Santy and Matthew Santy; and 11 great grandchildren Ethan, Zoe, Zachary, Brayden, Logan, Noah, Alice, Mason, Nora, Hailey, and Savannah.

            He was predeceased by a brother Alden H. Alford.

            His family will receive friends Friday March 2, from 5-8 p.m. at the Carmon Windsor Funeral Home, 807 Bloomfield Avenue, Windsor. A funeral service will be held Saturday, March 3, 11 a.m. at the First Church in Windsor, 107 Palisado Avenue, Windsor. The Rev. Richard Hannah Huleat will officiate. Burial will follow in Elm Grove Cemetery, Windsor.

            Contributions may be made to either the Wilson M. and Frances Sawyer Alford Fund at University of Maine Foundation, at University of Maine Foundation, Two Alumni Place, Orono, ME, 04469-5792, or the First Church in Windsor, 107 Palisado Avenue, Windsor, 06095. For condolences please visit www.carmonfuneralhome.com.

 

Photo from Elm Grove Cemetery, Windsor, Hartford Co., CT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sue

Photo posted 26 June 2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Wilson M. Alford (SS# issued in MD) was born 19 Aug 1919, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Frances L. Sawyer Alford; parents, Alden Euclid Alford and Ruth Hazel Huntington Alford; and brother Alden Huntington Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his half-sister Ruth Alford Moore in Vermont Obituaries.

            Maine Marriages, 1892–1996 (Ancestry) lists the marriage of Wilson M. Alford of Washington, DC, to Frances L. Sawyer of Waterville, ME, on 29 Dec 1941.

            In 1930 Wilson is listed with his father and step-mother in Windsor (District 239), Hartford Co., CT, dwelling #303: Alden E. Alford, real estate salesman, age 39 born CT, age 24 at first marriage; his wife Edith 25 MA, age 22 at first marriage; son Alden Jr. 13 CT; son Wilson 10 CT; and daughter Ruth H. 0 CT.

            In 1920 Windsor (District 201), Hartford Co., CT, dwelling #264: Frank W. Aford [sic], farmer age 63; his wife Kate L. 62; son Alden E. 27 married, fire insurance bookkeeper; daughter-in-law Hazel H. 24 married; grandsons Alden H. 3-8/12, and Wilson M. 4/12; daughter Alice 22; and son Leon M. 20. All were born in CT.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Wilson M. 1919 CT1, Alden Euclid 1890 CT2, Frank Wells 1856 CT3, Euclid W. 1813 CT4, William 1774 CT5, Joseph 1748 CT6, Jonathan 1720 CT7, Jeremiah 1692 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 




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