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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 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) has often added notes for each obituary, including Social Security Death Index (SSDI) data, relationship of the deceased to other Alfords, and lineages. Extensive research notes are not always included in the interest of making the obituaries available online. We will 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 their spouses are also included on the AAFA Member Memorials web page 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: 27 JULY 2015

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The families of many of the subjects of these District of Columbia 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 Four)

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

 

 

 

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ALFRED JAMES HALFORD

 

DAILY OKLAHOMAN

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Co., OK—18 April 1910

 

FORMER NEWSPAPER MAN DIES IN WASHINGTON

 

WASHINGTON, April 17—A.J. Halford, formerly a newspaper man of considerable prominence and in recent years editor of the congressional directory, died today after several weeks illness. Mr. Halford was a brother of Major Elijah W. Halford, private secretary to President Harrison.

            Several years ago he was connected with various metropolitan papers as a political writer in Washington. He had also been connected in [illegible] capacities with the Associated Press.

            Mr. Halford was a native of Hamilton, O., and was [illegible] years of age. He was the father of Lieut. Dean Halford, Twenty-second infantry, U.S.A., and Capt. Frank Halford of the marine corps.

 

In another article:

 

NEW YORK TIMES

New York City, NY—Monday, 18 April 1910

 

A.J. HALFORD, OLD NEWSPAPER MAN, DIES

 

WASHINGTON, April 17—A.J. Halford, formerly a newspaper man, and in recent years editor of the Congressional Directory, died to-day after an illness of several weeks. Mr. Halford was a brother of Major Elijah W. Halford, private secretary to President Harrison.

            He was a native of Hamilton, Ohio, and was 59 years old. He was the father of Lieut. Dean Halford, Twenty-second Infantry., U.S.A., and Capt. Frank Halford of the Marine Corps.

 

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Photos from Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, DC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Krista AQ Thompson

Difficult to read: Albert James Halford, 1851–1910 | Marie Dean Halford, 1850–1929

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Marie Dean Halford; and son Frank Halford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Elijah Walker Halford in Indiana Obituaries.

            Alfred J. Halford, age 8 born Ohio, is listed on the 1860 census in St. Clair, Butler Co., OH, with Maria Halford, age 42 born England, Elijah Halford, 17 England, and George C. Halford, 6 OH. Also living with the family are Smith A. Stanage, printer 24 OH, and Louisa Stanage 22 England.

            From Ancestry family trees: His parents were Elijah Halford, born 1815 and Maria Ann Walker, born 1816, both in Nottinghamshire, England.

 

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ANNA BELL ALFORD

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—15 March 1996

 

            Alford, Anna Bell—On Monday, March 11, 1996, at Howard University Hospital, beloved mother of Clarence Jr. and James F. Alford and Anna P. Spencer. Also survived by one daughter-in-law, Betty Alford; five grandchildren; three great-grand-children; and a host of other relatives and friends.

            Visitation will be held at St. Paul Christian Community Church, 414 Tenn. Ave. NE on Sat. Mar. 16.... Interment Harmony Cem. Arrangements by Capitol Mortuary.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie B. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 22 Apr 1918, last residence Washington, DC.

 

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ARTHUR “HACK” ALFORD, JR.

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—24 July 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

            Arthur “Hack” Alford Jr.—On Monday, July 21, 1997. He is survived by three daughters, Mary L. Lowman, DaJannette Moore and LaShawn Goodman; two sons, Anthony Goodman and Johnnie Campbell; seven grandchildren; six sisters, Susan A. Patterson, Leatha Scott, Ethel Anthony, Thelma Graham, Nellie Mattingly and Mary P. Alford; four brothers, Robert, James, Leroy and Izell Alford. He is also survived by a lot of relatives and devoted friends.

            The late Mr. Alford will lie in state at Trindad Baptist Church, 1611 Benning Road, NE, [Washington, DC] Friday, July 25 from 6 to 9 p.m. where service will be held Saturday, July 26 at 10 a.m. Rev. Ernest Powell, officiating.

            Interment Harmony Memorial Park [Landover, Prince George’s Co., MD]. Services by Stewart.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            Trinidad Baptist Church traditionally serves the African-American community.

 

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BENJAMIN ALVORD, JR.

 

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Photo posted to his Find A Grave memorial by Norman Dagen

 

Benjamin Alvord, 3 June 1922

Photo from Wikipedia

 

Source unknown—from Arlington National Cemetery Website

Washington, DC—_____ April 1927

 

WASHINGTON, April 13, 1927—Brigadier General Benjamin Alvord, USA, retired, the first Adjutant General of the American Expeditionary Forces, who accompanied General John J. Pershing to France in the World War, died this morning after a long illness at his temporary residence at Soldiers Home, where he had been stationed the last two years as Secretary of its Board of Governors.

            He was a native of the District of Columbia and was graduated from West Point in 1882. His earlier service was in the Infantry and in 1907 he was transferred to the Adjutant General’s Department, in which he served several tours of duty at the War Department up to his retirement in May 1924.

            General Alvord received the Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious service during the World War. The citation said:

            “As Adjutant General of the American Expeditionary Forces during the beginning of the organization, his long experience, good judgment and breadth of vision were of great value in the establishment of the innumerable activities of the Adjutant General’s Department.”

            During the Philippine Insurrection he served as a regimental adjutant and also as an Adjutant General of a division in the field, and was brevetted for “conspicuous gallantry” in action against insurgent forces at Cainta, Luzon, P.I., March 16, 1899.

            Among other important assignments held by General Alvord was that of instructor at the Infantry and Cavalry School in 1894, Instructor at West Point from 1887 to 1891, Adjutant General of the Department of Northern Luzon in 1901, Chief of Staff in the Expedition to Vera Cruz in 1914 and Adjutant General of the Western Department in 1917. Since his return from service in France, General Alvord served as Adjutant General of the Ninth Corps Area, San Francisco, and as an assistant to the Adjutant General of the Army in that city.

            He leaves his wife, Mrs. Margaret Alvord; two daughters, Mrs. Reginald Rutherford of 3431 Porter Street, and Mrs. O.L. Spiller, 3527 Quebec Street, wife of Major Spiller of the Coast Artillery, and a son, Benjamin Alvord, Jr., who is now in San Francisco.

            Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock with interment at Arlington Cemetery.

 

In another article:

 

DAILY TIMES

Seattle, King Co., WA—Thursday, 14 April 1927

 

WASHINGTON, Thursday, April 14—Gen. Benjamin Alvord, former adjutant general of the Army, who died here yesterday, was born at Vancouver Barracks, Washington, May 15, 1860, while his father was commanding officer at that station.

            His last assignment on the Pacific Coast was shortly after the World War, when he was adjutant of the Western Department, which later become [sic] the 9th Corps Area.

            General Alvord won citations in service in China, the Philippines and in France. The funeral will be tomorrow with burial in Arlington National Cemetery.

 

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

Waiting for permission from Nils M. Solsvik Jr. - nsolsvik@comcast.net – emailed 5/29/2013 – again 8/29/2013

Taken by photographer Nils M. Solsvik Jr.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Benjamin Alvord Sr. and Emily Louise Mussey Alvord, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother William Cullum Alvord in Oregon Obituaries.

            See further information about Benjamin Alvord Jr. at Arlington National Cemetery Website [a private site not affiliated with the government].

            Although most sources say Benjamin Alvord Jr. was born in Washington, DC, his obituary published in the Seattle Daily Times, his father’s obituary published in The Oregonian, and the 1860 census for Clark Co., WA, say he was born in Washington Territory (statehood in 1869).

 

1860 Census (enumerated June 22)

Fishers Landing/Vancouver (P.O.), Clark Co., Washington Territory

Dwelling #245

Dwelling #s 243–246 are listed under the heading “Garrison” in the middle of the page. Fort Vancouver is written sideways in the Dwelling column, and all names from #243–246 are bracketed, indicating that they are part of Fort Vancouver.

 

Benjamin Alvord             46         VT              Maj. U.S.A.

E.L.                                  33         VT

Louisa                                2         W.T. [Washington Territory]

Benjamin                      1/12         W.T.

Chas. H. Alvord               44         VT              clerk

+ 2 foreign-born servants

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Benjamin 1860 WA Territory1, Benjamin 1813 VT2, William 1776 MA3, Elisha 1731 MA4, Joseph 1697 MA5, Ebenezer 1665 MA6, Alexander 1627 England7, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England8.

 

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BENJAMIN ALVORD, SR.

 

Photo from Wikipedia

 

EVENING CRITIC

Washington, DC—Friday, 17 October 1884

 

            At 11:15 o’clock last night General Benjamin Alvord died at his residence, 1207 Q street, in this city. He was on the retired list. He fought through three wars—The Seminole, the Mexican and the War of the Rebellion. During the latter war he was a brigadier general, and had command of the Department of Oregon.

            He was appointed Paymaster-General by General Gran. One of his sons is a lieutenant in the Army and two are engaged in business in New York. His only daughter is the wife of Professor Craig, of Johns Hopkins University.

            Death was caused by dropsy. General Alvord was unconscious from 6 o’clock yesterday evening until the hour of his death. He was born in Vermont, and was a graduate of West Point.

 

In another article:

 

NEW YORK HERALD-TRIBUNE

New York City, NY—Saturday, 18 October 1884

 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17.—Brigadier-General Benjamin Alvord died yesterday.

            General Alvord was born at Rutland, Vt., on August 18, 1813, and was graduated at West Point in 1833. He entered upon active service as a brevet second lieutenant, and from 1833 to 1854 he served chiefly at frontier posts with the 4th Infantry. He took part in the Florida War (1835–37), and in 1841 and 1842 he was engaged at Camp Izard, Olaklikaha, Thlouotosassa and Big Cypress Swamp. From 1837 to 1839 he was an assistant professor at West Point, and in 1839 and 1840 he was stationed in the Cherokee Nation. He took part in the military occupation of Texas (1845–46) and in the war with Mexico (1846–47), being engaged at Palo Alto, Resaca de la Palma, Paso Ovejas, National Bridge, Cerro Gordo, Las Aminas and Huamantha. He became a captain and brevet major during the Mexican War.

            In 1854 he was transferred to the Pay Department, with the rank of Major, and from that time until 1862 he served as Chief Paymaster of the Department of Oregon. In 1862 he became a Brigadier-General of volunteers and took command of the district of Oregon. At the close of the war General Alvord was made a brevet Brigadier-General. He was placed on the retired list in 1880 at his own request.

            General Alvord was the author of “Tangencies of Circles and Spheres” (1855), “The interpretation of Imaginary Roots in Questions of Maxima and Minima” (1860), and of many essays and reviews.

 

In another article:

 

THE OREGONIAN

Portland, Multnomah Co., OR—Monday, 20 October 1884

 

            The regular press dispatches to The Oregonian of the 18th instant announced the death, at Washington, of Brigadier General Benjamin Alvord (retired) of the United States army.

            Of the officers who have at different times commanded in this military department, none have been better known to the people of Oregon or more highly respected by them than General Alvord, and it is proper that some mention be made of his life and services.

            He was born at Rutland, Vermont, and was appointed a cadet at the military academy from that state. Graduating in 1833 he entered the regular army as a brevet second lieutenant in the Fourth Infantry; and after promotion through the intervening grades, obtained his company in 1846.

            He served with credit in the war with the Seminole Indians, in Florida; and afterward in the war with Mexico was brevetted captain for gallant conduct in General Taylor’s battles, and major for gallant conduct in sereral affairs while under command of General Scott.

            Several years after the war with Mexico the Fourth Infantry was sent to the Pacific coast, and Major Alvord was stationed with his company at Fort Dalles, in this state.

            In 1854 he was made paymaster, with the rank of major, and was ordered to Fort Vancouver, where he remained until 1865….

            From 1855 to 1862 Major Alvord was on duty as paymaster in the district of Oregon, covering nearly the same territory as that now embraced in the department of the Columbia. Upon the breaking out of the war of rebellion he hastened to offer his services to the government, desiring to be actively employed in the field. His wishes were gratified only in part, since although he was appointed by President Lincoln a brigadier general of volunteers, he was assigned to the command of this district, where he remained until the spring of 1865. Although far from the scene of actual warfare, his command was by no means an unimportant one; fidelity, prudence and vigilance were absolutely needed, and these he possessed in an eminent degree….

            Being ordered to Washington just as the war was being brought to a conclusion, he was assigned to the duty of examining and arranging the documents captured in the archives of the rebel government at Richmond, but preferring a return to his duties in the pay department, he resigned his volunteer commission on the 8th of August, 1865.

            He afterward did duty as paymaster in New York, and as chief Paymaster of the department of the Platte at Omaha.

            Upon the retirement of Paymaster General Brice, General Alvord was by order of the president assigned to duty as acting paymaster general; and upon the passage of an act of congress authorizing the filling of the vacancy, he was appointed paymaster general with the rank of colonel dating from January 1, 1872. Four years later he was made a full brigadier-general, which rank he held at the date of his retirement in 1880.

            General Alvord was a man of much reading and culture and contributed numerous articles to the scientific and literary journals. A singular fatality attended his larger labors in literature. The manuscript of a history of the Mexican war was lost in the wreck of the Sourherner on Cape Flattery, in December, 1854, and a mathematical treatise sent to the Smithsonian Institution, and accepted for publication, was lost in a fire which occurred in their building in January, 1865. The latter was afterward rewritten and published in the American Journal of Mathematics.

            General Alvord was a man of strong convictions and earnest in the discharge of duty. His record as a disbursing officer is without a blemish. He was in the highest sense an officer and a gentleman, and to this he added the character of an earnest and sincere Christian.

            General Alvord leaves a widow and three sons—Lieutenant Benjamin Alvord of the army; Alden, now in New York, and William, still at home—and a daughter, Mrs. Craig, wife of Professor Craig of the Johns Hopkins University at Baltimore. The eldest son [Benjamin] and daughter were born at Fort Vancouver, W.T.

 

 

Photos from Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, Rutland Co., VT—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Russ Dodge – russ@findagrave.com – emailed 9/10/2013 – again 2/6/2015 – bounced – LM on bio page 2/7/2015

Taken by photographer Russ Dodge

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his son Benjamin Alvord Jr. in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his son William Cullum Alvord in Oregon Obituaries; and of his sister Laura Alvord in Maryland Obituaries.

            See further information about Benjamin Alvord Sr. at Arlington National Cemetery Website [a private site not affiliated with the government].

            He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, Rutland Co., VT.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Benjamin 1813 VT1, William 1776 MA2, Elisha 1731 MA3, Joseph 1697 MA4, Ebenezer 1665 MA5, Alexander 1627 England6, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England7.

 

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CASAL ALFORD

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—Wednesday, 4 February 1987

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

            Casal Alford, on Monday, February 2, 1987, husband of Patricia Alford; father of Barbara A. Johnson, Lawrence Foster, Anthony Alford and Antoinette Alford-Young; brother of Abram, Hamn and Theresa Hamn Epps. Also surviving are four grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

            From 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, February 4, friends may call at the Robert G. Mason Funeral Home, 1661 Good Hope Rd., SE, where the funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, February 5, Rev. Allen Young officiating.

            Interment Maryland National Memorial Park.

FAG photo requested 2/6/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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DAVID VERNON ALFORD

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—Sunday, 8 April 2007

 

 

            David V. Alford “Poppy”—Suddenly on Saturday, March 31, 2007 at V.A. Hospital, Washington, DC, David went into eternal rest.

            He leaves to cherish his memory his mother, father, daughter, Domonique; a special friend, one step-daughter, three sisters, one brother, five grandchildren, a host of extended family and friends.

            Homegoing services, Tuesday, April 10, 2007 at the Bethlehem Baptist Church, Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. and Howard Rd., S.E....

 

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Photo from Cheltenham Veterans Cemetery, Cheltenham, Prince George’s Co., MD—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, gizmo1496

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that David Vernon Alford (SS# issued in DC) was born 7 Apr 1947, last residence not listed.

 

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ELLA PATERSON ALFORD

 

GREENSBORO NEWS & RECORD

Greensboro, Guilford Co., NC—Thursday, 22 August 1985

 

SANFORD [Lee Co.]—Mrs. Ella Paterson Alford, 84, died Saturday in Washington.

            Funeral will be 3 p.m. Friday at Shady Grove Freewill Baptist Church. Burial will be in McNeil Cemetery, Spring Lake [Cumberland Co.].

            She was a native of Harnett County.

            Surviving are sons, Clarence Alford of Washington, James Henderson of Baltimore; daughters, Mrs. Maggie McCormick of Sanford, Mrs. Roberta Ockletree of Sanford, Mrs. Estella Neill of Washington; sister, Mrs. Bessie McDougald of Bunnlevel; brothers, Frank Paterson of Laurinburg, George Paterson of Columbia, S.C.; 29 grandchildren; 24, great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren.

            The family will be at Person-Jones Funeral Home, Robbins, 8-9 p.m. today.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ella Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 1 Jan 1904 and died _____ Aug 1985, last residence Washington, DC.

 

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ELLSWORTH CHAPMAN ALVORD, SR.

 

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

 

NEW YORK TIMES

New York City, NY—Friday, 17 January 1964

 

E.C. ALVORD, 68, CAPITAL LAWYER

TAX SPECIALIST AND EX-AIDE OF GOVERNMENT IS DEAD

 

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16—Ellsworth Chapman Alvord, corporation lawyer and a former Government official, died tonight in Palm Beach, Fla., his family announced here. He was 68 years old.

            Mr. Alvord, a 1917 graduate of the University of Wisconsin, received a law degree in 1921 from Columbia University and was admitted to the New York bar.

            He entered Government service, also in 1921, as a legislative counsel in the Senate and, later, in the House. From 1926 until 1930, he was a special assistant to the Secretary of the Treasury.

            Since 1930, Mr. Alvord had practiced law here, first with Donovan, Bond & Alvord and, since 1934, in Alvord & Alvord, which he established with his father, Elias Chapman Alvord, who died in 1942.

            The firm conducts a general civil practice and specializes in tax, tariff, securities issues and corporation matters.

            Mr. Alvord was director of the Crown Drug Company, the General Dynamics Corporation, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Inc., the State Loan and Finance Corporation and Jonnell Gas, Inc.

            He contributed articles on legal subjects and on Government finance and taxation to periodicals.

            Mr. Alvord was chairman of the committee on taxation and a trustee of the United States Council, of the International Chamber of Commerce, Inc., a vice chairman of the chamber’s commission on taxation, a trustee of the Tax Foundation, Inc., a member of the advisory council of the Tax Institute, Inc., tax counsel of the American Mining Congress and a member of the committee on taxation and depletion of the Mining and Metallurgical Society of America.

            He was a member of the board of visitors of Columbia University Law School and a member of the Law School Fund. Mrs. Alvord was also chairman of the board of trustees of Northland College in Ashland, Wis.

            One of his principal philanthropies was the Alvord Foundation here. He was president of its board of trustees. He established it in December, 1937, to advance educational and church work.

            The foundation’s principal beneficiaries have been colleges, outstanding students and churches, including the First Congregational Church here, where, in 1957, Mr. Alvord established the Miriam L. Alvord Chapel in memory of his mother.

            Mr. Alvord is survived by his widow, the former Katharyn McLean Watson; two sons, Ellsworth Chapman Jr. and Robert Watson Alvord and two daughters, Mrs. William Richard Loweth and Mrs. Henry Remsen.

 

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Photos from Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, DC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jay Kelly

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Miriam Moore Alvord; and son Robert Watson Alvord in this compilation. We included the obituary of his daughter Betty Alvord Loweth in Florida Obituaries; and his son Ellsworth Chapman Alvord Jr. in Washington Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Ellsworth Chapman 1895 WI1, Elias Chapman 1860 PA2, Henry Wells 1821 MA3, Helaz 1791 MA4, Bezaleel 1762 MA5, Azariah 1738 MA6, John 1711 MA7, John 1685 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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ELMIRA ALFORD

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—Friday, 10 January 2003

 

            Alford, Elmira—On Friday, December 27, 2002, devoted mother of Earnstine, Edna, Betty, Charlie, Johnnie and the late Ethel. Sister of the late Susie Bowman and Beatrice Thompson. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, many other relatives and friends.

            The late Mrs. Alford will rest at Stewart Funeral Home, 4001 Benning Rd., NE Saturday, January 11…. Interment private.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elmira Alford (SS# issued in DC) was born 19 Nov 1920, last residence College Park, Prince Georges Co., MD.

 

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EMILY LOUISE MUSSEY ALVORD

 

WASHINGTON CRITIC

Washington, DC—Friday, 6 November 1885

 

            Mrs. Emily L. Alvord, widow of the late General Benjamin Alvord, U.S. Army, died yesterday afternoon at her residence, No. 1207 Q street. Her son, Lieutenant Benjamin Alvord, Twentieth Infantry, is now at Fort Leavenworth, but has been sent for.

 

In another article:

 

EVENING STAR

Washington, DC—Saturday, 7 November 1885

 

DIED

 

            Alvord—On Thursday, November 5th, 1885, at 1:20 p.m., suddenly, Mrs. Emily L. Alvord, widow of the late Gen. Benjamin Alvord, U.S. Army.

            Funeral services will be held at the residence, 1207 Q street, northwest, Sunday, November 8th, at four o’clock. Interment at Rutland, Va. [sic: VT].

 

In another article:

 

BOSTON HERALD

Boston, Suffolk Co, MA—Sunday, 8 November 1885

 

DEATH OF MRS. ALFORD [sic]

 

            Mrs. Alvord, widow of Gen. Benjamin Alvord, paymaster-general of the army, whose death occurred on Thursday [November 5] in this city [sic], was an exceedingly amiable and lovely woman, whose decease will be mourned by a large circle of friends.

            She had been a resident of Washington since 1872, when her husband was appointed paymaster-general by President Grant. He died a year ago last October.

            Mrs. Alvord’s health did not become seriously affected until July last, when she began to suffer from the disease which finally caused her death. She called on some of her friends week before last. She had become very weak, and sunk rapidly during the early days of last week.

            Her only daughter, Mrs. Craig, wife of Professor Thomas Craig, of John Hopkins University, was with her during her last days, as was her youngest son, William Alvord, who is 19 years of age.

            Her two other sons, Lieut. Benjamin Alvord, 20th infantry U.S.A., and Alden Alvord, who is connected with Union Trust Company in New York, arrived here yesterday.

            The funeral occurs at her late residence, 1207 Q street, on Sunday at 4 o’clock, and her body will be taken to Rutland, Vt., for burial.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Benjamin Alvord Sr.;

 

 

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FRANK HALFORD

 

SAN DIEGO UNION

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—Tuesday, 8 February 1955

 

RETIRED MARINE COLONEL DIES

 

            Col. Frank Halford, 75, former director of Marine Corps recruiting who retired in 1943, died Sunday [February 6] at Bethesda Naval Hospital in Washington, the Associated Press reported yesterday.

            Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Hilda Brooks Halford, and a daughter, Mrs. Doris Burford, wife of Rear Adm. W.P. Burford, of 9 Sierra Way, Chula Vista.

            Services will be held Wednesday, with burial in Arlington National Cemetery.

            Halford retired in 1930, was recalled in 1940, and in 1941 was named director of all Marine Corps recruiting. His career included serving as American High Commissioner in Haiti, in 1924, and as fleet marine officer with the Asiatic Fleet.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Loretta Castaldi

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Alfred James Halford and Marie Dean Halford, in this compilation.

 

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GRIFFIN RAINEY ALFORD

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—5 March 1993

 

            Griffin Rainey Alford, 53, a budget officer at the National Endowment for the Humanities since 1976, died of cancer March 3 at his home in Washington.

            Mr. Alford was born in Tennessee. He grew up in New Orleans, and he graduated from Louisiana State University.

            In 1967, he moved to Washington. He worked for the D.C. Welfare Department, a forerunner of the Department of Human Services, and the Civil Service Commission, a forerunner of the Office of Personnel Management, before joining the National Endowment for the Humanities.

            Survivors include three sisters, Opal Schilleci and Gloria Corrente, both of New Orleans, and Juanita Siesky of Baton Rouge, La.; and five brothers, A.I. Alford and Bobby Alford, both of Metairie, La., Louis Alford of Gretna, La., Jackie Alford of New Orleans and the Rev. Jay Alford of Canfield, Ohio.

 

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Photo from Preston Cemetery, Preston, King Co., WA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Agnes Garbison

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            We included the obituaries of his siblings Opal Louise Alford Schilleci, Arthur Irving Alford Jr., and Jackie Ronald Alford in Louisiana Obituaries; and Jay Thomas Alford in Ohio Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of William Alford ca 1780 VA – ca 1835 TN.

            His lineage: Griffin Rainey 1940 TN1, Arthur Irving 1887 TN2, James Thomas 1859 TN3, Thomas Jefferson 1825 TN4, William 1780 VA5.

 

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HENRY ELIJAH ALVORD

 

[He died while visiting Missouri, but we are including his obituary here because his home was in District of Columbia.]

 

From: ICE AND REFRIGERATION, Volume 27, Nos. 1 to 6, July to Dec. 1904. Chicago & New York: Nickerson & Collins Co., 1904. Online at Google Books.

 

KANSAS CITY STAR

Kansas City, Jackson Co., MO—1 October 1904

 

MAJOR HENRY E. ALVORD DEAD

THE END TO AN AGRICULTURAL DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL IN ST. LOUIS

 

ST. LOUIS, Mo., Oct. 1—Major Henry E. Alvord, chief of the dairy division of the United States Department of Agriculture, died to-day at the Baptist hospital, as the result of a stroke of paralysis. Major Alvord, who was here attending the sessions of the International Pure Food congress, was stricken last Wednesday while in the live stock Forum at the World’s fair. He was taken to a hospital, where he lingered until to-day.

            Major Alvord, who was 70 years old, was a graduate of West Point. He attained his rank in the Civil War.

 

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Photo from Green River Cemetery, Greenfield, Franklin Co., MA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Judy Winn Graves

Difficult to read:

Henry E. Alvord

Born March 11, 1844

Died Oct. 1, 1904

Soldier Farmer Teacher

 

Mary

Daughter of D.W. [Daniel Wells Alvord, brother of Henry Elijah Alvord] & Caroline Dewey Alvord

Oct. 9, 1863 – Mar. 5, 1870

 

Eliza, Wife of Henry W. Clapp, Died

Sept. 6, 1831, AE 20, Buried in Newark, N.J.

 

AAFA NOTES: Henry Alvord and his wife, Martha Swink, had no children. Henry was the son of Daniel Wells Alvord and his first wife, Caroline Matilda Clapp.

            We included the obituary of his half-brother Clarence Walworth Alvord in Illinois Obituaries.

            See biographies of both Henry Elijah Alvord and Clarence Walworth Alvord in AAFA Biographies.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Henry’s ALVORD lineage: Henry Elijah 1844 MA1, Daniel Wells 1816 MA2, Elijah 1777 VT3, Caleb 1751 MA4, Elijah 1719 MA5, John 1685 MA6, Thomas 1653 CT7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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INEZ DIXON ALFORD

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—Tuesday, 4 September 2007

 

            Inez Dixon Alford departed this life on Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at Washington Hospital Center.

            She is survived by her children Ida Randolph, Fleata Carr-Winston, Roy Alford, Jr., Keith Alford and Annie Taylor (Gerald); two brothers, 14 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, six great-great-grandchildren, a host of other family members and friends.

            From 9 a.m. until time of service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday September 5, friends may call at Maple Springs Baptist Church, 4131 Belt Rd., Capitol Heights, MD. Interment Harmony Memorial Park [Prince Georges Co., MD].

 

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Photo from National Harmony Memorial Park Cemetery, Hyattsville, Prince George’s Co., MD—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Warren Hanson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Inez Alford (SS# issued in DC) was born 13 June 1920, last residence Washington, DC.

 

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JOHN MORRIS ALFORD, JR.

Father of John Morris Alford III, AAFA #0162

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—Tuesday, 20 December 1988

 

            John Morris Alford II, 73, a retired Navy rear admiral who had been executive director of the Navy Marine Coast Guard Residence Foundation since 1971, died of cancer Dec. 17 at the Washington Hospital Center. He lived in Washington

            Shortly before his death, Adm. Alford received the secretary of the Navy’s Distinguished Civilian Service Award for his work as foundation director. The foundation is a nonprofit organization whose duties included the administration of Carl Vinson Hall, a McLean home for retired service personnel, their spouses and family.

            Adm. Alford, who was a native of Galva, Ill., was a 1936 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis. He was chief gunnery officer aboard the Tennessee when that battleship was attacked at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941. Later in the war, he served in the Pacific as gunnery officer aboard the battleship Alabama.

            After the war, he commanded a destroyer flotilla in the Atlantic and a battleship division in the Pacific, and was gunnery and readiness officer of the 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean. In the mid-1960s, he directed a Navy Manpower Retention Task Force that studied ways of retaining enlisted personnel. His last assignment, before retiring from active duty in 1969, was as deputy commander of the Military Sea Transport Service.

            Adm. Alford’s decorations included the Bronze Star with combat “V” and the Legion of Merit. He was a member of the Naval Academy Alumni Association, the Retired Officers Association and the Navy League.

            He was separated from his wife, the former Mary Anne Carlson, who lives in Alexandria. Other survivors include three children, John III, of Sterling, Stephanie Anne Gould of Florida and Glenna Maria Alford of Alexandria; a stepson, Douglas Blakeshaw Netherwood of Arlington; a sister, Josephine Hollister of Galva, and six grandchildren.

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Anne Cady

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John M. Alford (SS# issued in RI) was born 13 Apr 1915, last residence Washington, DC.

            We included the obituary of his wife, Mary Ann Carlsen Netherwood Alford, in Virginia Obituaries.

            See his biography in AAFA Biographies and Autobiographies.

            His lineage: John Morris 1915 IL1, John Merlin 1885 IN2, John Morris 1861 OH3, Stephen 1836 OH 4, Erwin 1810 ??, John 1780 Ireland5.

 

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JOYCE DEANS ALFORD

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—Wednesday, 30 April 2014

 

 

            Joyce D. Alford—On Thursday, April 24, 2014. Loving mother of Yolonda R. Singleton (Charlie) and Kenneth R. Alford II; devoted sister of Sandra D. Key; proud grandmother of Kristyn and Kaelyn Singleton. Also survived by a special nephew, Stephen F. Key; nieces, nephew, other relatives and friends.

            Family will receive friends on Friday, May 2 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Third Street Church of God, 1204 Third St. N.W. and on Saturday, May 3 from 9 a.m. until service at 10 a.m. Interment Lincoln Memorial Cemetery.

            Contributions may be made to the Third Street Church of God, Joyce D. Alford Memorial Fund.

            Arrangements by McGuire, www.mcguire-services.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Kenneth R. Alford, in this compilation.

 

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JUANITA BURKLEY ALFORD

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—6 March 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1998

 

            Burkley, Juanita—On March 3, 1997; beloved mother of Rufus and Tyrone Alford. She is also survived by one sister Alice Blackstone; two brothers James Sr. and Walter Lee Burkley; other relatives and friends.

            On Friday, March 7, from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m., family will receive friends at the Ralph Williams Funeral Home, 517 11th St, SE.

            Interment Harmony Memorial Park.

FAG photo requested 5/29/2013 – 5/9/2014 photographer Warren Hanson reported that cemetery has no record. I wrote back to suggest that maybe she’s buried as a Burkley.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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JUNARD ALFORD

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—1 October 2002

 

            Alford, Junard—On Thursday, September 26, 2002, beloved son of Robert L. Alford and the late Ruth Alford; loving brother of Princess Uzzelle. Also surviving, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

            The family will receive friends on Wednesday, October 2 at The Way of the Cross Church, 9th and D Sts., NE, Washington, DC from 9 a.m. until service at 11 a.m. Interment Lincoln Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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KENNETH R. ALFORD

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—22 July 2012

 

 

            Kenneth Alford—On Wednesday, July 18, 2012. Beloved husband of Joyce Deans Alford; devoted father of Yolanda R. Singleton and Kenneth R. Alford, II. Also survived by his granddaughters, Kristyn and Kaelyn Singleton; brother, William Alford, Jr.; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

            The family will receive friends on Thursday, July 26, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. until time of service, 11 a.m. at Third Street Church of God, 1204 Third St., N.W. Interment private. Arrangements by McGuire, www.mcguire-services.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Kenneth R. Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 22 Oct 1944, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his wife, Joyce Deans Alford, in this compilation.

 

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LAURA WALES MORGAN SMITH ALVORD

 

NEW YORK TIMES

New York City, NY—Monday, 28 March 1955

 

WASHINGTON, March 27—Mrs. Laura Wales Smith Alvord, widow of E.S. Alvord of the transportation firm of Littlefield and Alvord, died here today at her home after a long illness. Her age was 83. She was born in Baltimore, a daughter of the late Gen. Morgan L. Smith of the Union Army.

            Mrs. Alvord was a past president of the District of Columbia Society, Dames of the Loyal Legion and a former member of the board of lady managers of Garfield Hospital. She was active in the Red Cross in World War I.

            Surviving are a sister, Mrs. Louise Morgan Sill of Paris; a son, E.S. Alvord; a daughter, Katherine Alvord; four granddaughters, and two great-grandsons.

 

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Photo from Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, DC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, David McInturff

 

AAFA NOTES: She was the daughter of Brigadier General Morgan Lewis Smith, who served under General Sherman.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Elijah Smead 1866 IN1, Elijah Smead 1809 MA2, Pliney 1781 MA3, Caleb 1751 MA4, Elijah 1719 MA5, John 1685 MA6, Thomas 1653 CT7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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LOUISE ALFORD POWELL

 

DAILY COURIER

Waterloo, Black Hawk Co., IA—Thursday, 27 September 1945

 

MRS. W.P. POWELL, FORMER RESIDENT OF WATERLOO, IS DEAD

 

            Mrs. William P. Powell, 72, daughter of Lore Alford, Sr., prominent Waterloo attorney prior to his death in March, 1900, died Sept. 17 at the home of her daughter, Miss Eleanor Powell, in Washington, D.C. Burial was in Iowa City.

            Mrs. Powell was formerly Louise Alford. Her father was well known in Iowa Political circles and served as speaker of the Iowa house during legislative sessions of 1881 and 1883.

            The Powells had lived in Cedar Rapids, Ia., Erie, Pa., and St. Petersburg, Fla. Mr. Powell died in Erie in 1928.

 

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Photo from Oakland Cemetery, Iowa City, Johnson Co., IA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Rhoadarmer

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of her father, Lore Alford, in Iowa Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Benedict Alford and Joan Newton.

            Her lineage: Louise 1873 IA1, Lore 1838 ME2, Nathaniel 1807 MA3, Deacon Lore 1766 CT4, Nathaniel 1738 CT5, Nathaniel 1688 CT6, Josiah 1649 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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LOUVENIA ALFORD

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—7 March 2004

 

            Louvenia Alford—1908-2004—on Wednesday, March 3, 2004 at Providence Hospital.

            Left to cherish her memory are a granddaughter, Louvenia Scott-Pannell and her husband Prince; a great-granddaughter, E’man; a cousin, Gloria Davis; a godson, Terry Carthen; his wife, Michelle; and their lovely sons, Anthony and Reginald; a devoted friend, Albert Burgess; a host of Masonic Brothers and Sisters.

            On Monday, March 8, 2004, friends may visit with the family at Florida Avenue Baptist Church, 623 Florida Ave., N.W. from 10 a.m. until service at 12 Noon. Masonic Rites at 11 a.m. Interment Lincoln Memorial Cemetery, Suitland, MD. Arrangements by Marshall’s.

FAG photo requested 5/29/2013

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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MARIE DEAN HALFORD

 

NEW YORK TIMES

New York City, NY—Friday, 8 February 1929

 

WIDOW OF FORMER EDITOR OF WASHINGTON POST DIES AT CAPITAL

 

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7—Mrs. Marie Halford, widow of A.J. Halford, who had served at managing editor of The Indianapolis Journal, editor of The Washington Post, and news editor in Washington of the old United Press, died this afternoon at Wardman Park Hotel, where she had lived for many Winters.

            With her was her daughter, Mrs. Ruth Halford Woodson, wife of Captain W.B. Woodson, U.S.N. She is survived also by two sons, Lieut. Col. Dean Halford, U.S.A., who is in California, and Lieut. Col. Frank Halford, U.S.M.C., now on the Asiatic Naval Station.

            Mrs. Halford, who was Miss Marie Dean, was born April 23, 1850, at Corning, N.Y., the daughter of a Presbyterian clergyman.

            Mrs. Halford's husband was a brother of Lieut. Col. Elijah W. Halford, U.S.A., who was secretary to President Benjamin Harrison from 1889 to 1893.

            Burial will be in Rock Creek Cemetery beside her husband.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Alfred James Halford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and son Frank Halford in this compilation.

 

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MARY FRANCES ARMSTRONG HALFORD

 

NEW YORK HERALD-TRIBUNE

New York City, NY—16 April 1891

 

WASHINGTON, April 15—Mrs. Mary Frances Halford, the wife of Elijah W. Halford, private secretary to the President, died at her home, the Elsmere, at 8 o’clock this morning of chronic bronchitis. She had been an invalid for many years, and for the last three years had been a constant sufferer from her old trouble, bronchitis, complicated with severe attacks of asthma. She had been compelled to spend each winter for some years past in the South, and as has been her habit, spent the greater part of the past winter at Thomasville, Ga. About two weeks ago her condition had become so precarious that Mr. Halford was telegraphed for. He found his wife slightly improved and with sufficient strength to return to Washington. She arrived here a few days ago. While her death came with startling suddenness, there has been little hope of her recovery for some months past. Her attacks of asthma were very severe, and it was feared that she might pass away at any time.

            Mrs. Halford was about forty-two years of age, and was the youngest daughter of George W. Armstrong of Wilton Me. She was married to Mr. Halford in Indianapolis on May 1, 1866.

            She leaves a daughter Jeannette, who is about eighteen years old.

            Funeral services will be held to-morrow afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Foundry Methodist Episcopal Church, with which Mrs. Halford had been identified since her residence in Washington. Only the intimate friends of the family and a few prominent officials of the Government will attend the services, as it is Mr. Halford’s wish that they be as simple and of as private a nature as possible.

            The pall-bearers will be Secretary Proctor, Colonel Ernst, General H.V. Boynton, ex-Senator Pierce, General Michener, Major Richard Parker, Lieutenant Parker, of the Navy, and Colonel Crook. Immediately after the services at the church the remains will be removed to the railway station and placed on a special car tendered by Mr. Thomson, of the Pennsylvania Railroad, and taken to Indianapolis for burial. Only Mr. Halford, his daughter Jeannette, and Miss McKee, Major Rathbone, Lieutenant Parker and Mr. Dinsmore, of the White House, will accompany the remains to Indianapolis. The burial will be at Crown Hill Cemetery.

            Many prominent officials of the Government, including all the Cabinet officers in the city, called at the Elsmere during the day to express to Mr. Halford and his daughter their sympathy. The President [Benjamin Harrison], on being informed of Mrs. Halford’s death, telegraphed as follows from Georgia: “All our party feel deeply for you and we would at once return to be with you if we consulted our own feelings. But I am sure in view of the disappointment it would cause to others you would advise that we go on.” Other messages of condolence were received from Postmaster General Wanamaker, Secretary Rusk, George W. Childs, Richard Mansfield, ex-Senator Sewell and George W. Boyd and others.

 

 

Photo from Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rick France

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of her husband, Elijah Walker Halford, in Indiana Obituaries.

 

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MARY S. ALFORD

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—Tuesday, 9 December 2003

 

            Alford, Mary S.—On December 4, 2003, at Howard University Hospital.

            Beloved wife of Robert Alford, Sr.; devoted mother of Robert Jr. (Patricia A.), William, Gary (Shirley), Donald, Ronald, Jennifer Blount, Mary (Charles) Lipscomb and Pat (Donald) Dennis; loving sister of Sudie Wright. Also survived by 19 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

            On Wednesday, December 10, friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. until time of Mass of Christian Burial, 11 a.m. at St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church, 26 Grant Cir., NW. Interment Maryland National Memorial Park.

 

Photo from Maryland National Memorial Park, Laurel, Prince George’s Co., MD—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tony Fleming

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary S. Alford (SS# issued in DC) was born 12 Dec 1926, last residence Washington, DC.

 

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MIRIAM L. MOORE ALVORD

 

NEW YORK TIMES

New York City, NY—12 October 1957

 

MRS. E.C. ALVORD DEAD IN CAPITAL

WIDOW AND MOTHER OF NOTED LAWYERS WAS 93

TAUGHT SCHOOL IN DAKOTA IN x’85

 

WASHINGTON, Oct. 11—Mrs. Miriam Moore Alvord, mother of Ellsworth C. Alvord, a lawyer here, died yesterday [October 10] at her home after a long illness. She was 93 years old.

            Mrs. Alvord was the widow of Elias C. Alvord, who was at one time associated with the Federal Trade Commission and was later a partner with his son in the Washington law firm of Alvord & Alvord. He died in 1942.

            Mrs. Alvord was born in West Lenox, Pa. At the age of 18, she went to the Dakota Territory, took up a claim of 160 acres and stayed to teach school. She was married at Blunt, S.D., in 1885. Her husband was a practicing lawyer and district attorney in Washburn, Wis., where a wing of the Washburn Hospital was dedicated to her last year.

            Since 1937 Mrs. Alvord had taught the Women’s Bible Class at the First Congregational Church of Washington. She was a former member of the Board of Managers of the Congregational Home and a president of the Board of Managers of the Florence Crittenden Home.

            Besides her son, she is survived by two daughters, Miss Carrie E. Alvord of Washington and Mrs. Miriam A. Koehler of Takoma Park, Md.

 

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Photo from Cedar Hill Cemetery, Suitland, Prince George’s Co., MD—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Fred Sanford

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her son Ellsworth Chapman Alvord Sr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Elias Chapman 1860 PA1, Henry Wells 1821 MA2, Helaz 1791 MA3, Bezaleel 1762 MA4, Azariah 1738 MA5, John 1711 MA6, John 1685 MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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ROBERT WATSON ALVORD

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—4 September 2011

 

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ROBERT W. ALVORD

September 24, 1933 - August 27, 2011

 

            After a brief and courageous battle with cancer, Robert passed away in his childhood home in Cleveland Park on August 27 surrounded by his children, his dear niece and his beloved wife of 43 years, Jacquelyn.

            He was a devoted father to Kate Corbett, Carrie Alvord-Thompson, Jonathan Alvord, Suzanne Alvord, Shelley Alvord and Robert Alvord.

            He was predeceased by a son, Christopher.

            “Da” was an exuberant grandfather as each of nine grandchildren entered his life. Family was his treasure around which all else took second place, but “second place” was never neglected or forgotten. His great heart was open and welcoming, always enough space for friends old and new. That will be a large part of his strong and beautiful legacy.

            Robert Alvord was admitted to the bar in 1958, New York in 1959, and District of Columbia and U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit. He attended Dartmouth College, earned his B.A. at Haverford College in 1955, and received his L.L.B. from Columbia University School of Law in 1958. He was Counsel, New York State Office of Transportation from 1961 to 1964. After returning to Washington, DC, he followed in the footsteps of his grandfather and father and entered the family firm of Alvord and Alvord.

            During his lifetime he found great pleasure and satisfaction in working with the many people connected with and devoted to the following organizations: Board of Directors, National Symphony Orchestra, Washington, DC; Board of Visitors, Legislative Drafting Research Fund, Columbia University School of Law, New York; Board of Trustees, St. Albans School, Washington, DC; Maret School, Washington, DC; American Symphony Orchestra League; Northland College, Ashland, WI; Senior Associate, The Salk Institute, San Diego, CA; Vishnevskaya-Rostropovich Foundation; co-founder of the United Arts Organization of Greater Washington, Inc.; member, District of Columbia Bar, Bar Association of the District of Columbia; New York State and American Bar Associations; treasurer, Gridiron Foundation, Washington, DC.

            A memorial service will be held at St. Albans Church, 3001 Wisconsin Ave., NW on Saturday, September 24 at 11 a.m.

            In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society , the Whitman Walker Clinic, Maret School, St. Albans School, Cancer Research with Dr. Richard Schulick at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and Defenders of Wildlife.

            A memorial service will be held at St. Albans Church, 3001 Wisconsin Ave., NW on Saturday, September 24 at 11 a.m.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Robert Alvord (SS# issued in MD), last residence Washington, DC.

            See the obituaries of his father, Ellsworth Chapman Alvord Sr.; and son William Christopher Alvord in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brother Ellsworth Chapman Alvord Jr. in Washington Obituaries; and sister Betty Alvord Loweth in Florida Obituaries.

            In 1940 Robert is listed with his parents, Ellsworth and Catherine Alvord, in Washington, DC. Ellsworth was a lawyer, age 44, born in WI.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Robert Watson 1933 DC1, Ellsworth Chapman 1895 WI2, Elias Chapman 1860 PA3, Henry Wells 1821 MA4, Helaz 1791 MA5, Bezaleel 1762 MA6, Azariah 1738 MA7, John 1685 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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THALBERT NELSON ALFORD

Grandfather of William Alford Heink, AAFA #0493

Great-Grandfather of Karl Stanton Heink, AAFA #0458

 

GREENSBORO DAILY NEWS

Greensboro, NC—Tuesday, 3 July 1928

 

[He died in RI, but we are including his obituary here because he lived in Washington, DC.]

 

TWO NAVAL OFFICERS KILLED WHEN PLANE DIVES 1,000 FEET INTO NEWPORT HARBOR

 

NEWPORT, R.I., July 2—Two Naval officers lost their lives today when a navy seaplane doing a series of loops plunged 1,000 feet into the harbor. The men were Lieutenant Commander Thalbert Nelson Alfred [sic], of the U.S.S., Wright, the pilot, and Lieut. Commander William Butler, Jr., of the Gould Island Air station.

            Commander Alfred, strapped to the plane, is believed to have died almost instantly. His body was recovered after the plane had been taken from the water. His flying mate died in the naval hospital here three hours after the crash. He was badly crushed in the fall.

            The seaplane had completed three loops and had started the fourth when it went into a nose dive and struck the water with terrific force. Commander Alfred was carried below surface of the water. Butler managed to keep above.

            A number of naval boats in the harbor hurried to the spot where the plane struck the water. Butler was taken from the plane but Alfred’s body could not be extricated. Finally the tug Bobolink hoisted the plane from the water with its derrick and the pilot’s body was taken from the cockpit.

            The plane was badly damaged, having buckled in the middle when it struck the water. Cause of the crash had not been determined, although an investigation was started by naval authorities.

            The plane, a corsair pursuit type, was from the U.S.S. Concord, which is part of the scouting fleet stationed here at the present time.

            Alfred, who was 41 years old, was a native of Texas, and a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy in the class of 1905. Butler was 32 and had been living in Newport.

 

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COMMANDER ALFORD HAS FINE RECORD IN NAVY

 

            Washington, July 2— Commander Thalbert N. Alford, of the airplane tender Wright, who was killed today in a seaplane crash at Newport R.I., was a native of Willis Point, Texas, where he was born in 1887. His home was in Washington, D.C., but his wife, Mrs. Adelaide T. Alford lives at Coronado, Calif. He graduated from the naval academy in 1909, having been appointed from Texas.

            Commander Alford was awarded the navy cross during the world war while commanding the destroyer Nicholson for combatting submarines during the world war.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Anne Cady

 

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

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of his wife, Adele Ria Taylor Alford; and daughter Adele Nelson Alford Heink in California Obituaries; and son William Taylor Alford in Rhode Island Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Benedict Alford and Joan Newton.

            His lineage: Thalbert Nelson 1887 TX1, Albert Nelson 1841 TX2, George G. 1793 NY3, George 1764 CT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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THEODORE CRANDALL ALFORD, SR.

 

 

PLAIN DEALER

Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., OH—Monday, 17 March 1947

 

BUREAU CHIEF OF KANSAS CITY STAR IS DEAD IN CAPITAL

 

WASHINGTON, March 16—Theodore Crandall Alford, 61-year-old chief of the Kansas City Star’s Washington bureau, died today of complications following a lung operation.

            He succumbed at George Washington University Hospital, where two weeks ago doctors removed one of his lungs in the hope of saving his life.

            At his bedside was his wife, the former Adeline Ledbetter Harvey, and their son, Theodore, jr., a medical student at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. Their daughter, Mrs. Garland Wilson, is en route here from her home in St. Joseph, Mo.

            Congregational funeral services will be held at the All Souls Memorial Church here at 1 p.m. Tuesday.

            A native of Lawrence, Kans., Alford was graduated from the University of Kansas in 1907 and began his newspaper career as a reporter for the Kansas City Times.

            In 1914, a year after he married, Alford earned a law degree at the Kansas City School of Law. But he decided to forego a legal career in favor of newspaper work and held down jobs as a reporter on various papers until 1928.

            Then 42, he was chosen by the Star as its Washington correspondent and bureau chief—a post he held for 19 years. He stepped into a job that had been held by Roy A. Roberts, now president of the paper.

 

In another article:

 

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Omaha, Douglas Co., NE—Tuesday, 18 March 1947

 

AN ABLE NEWSPAPER MAN

 

            Theodore C. Alford of the Kansas City Star was a newspaper man of exceptional ability and understanding of public affairs. He died Sunday in Washington, where he was his newspaper’s chief correspondent.

            Ted Alford was well-liked as well as respected by the Washington press corps. His column on the editorial page of the Star was one of the more distinguished features of that newspaper. His death deprives the Midwest of an authoritative and respected voice.

 

In another article:

 

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Omaha, Douglas Co., NE—Sunday, 23 March 1947

 

ALFORD LEFT ESTATE ESTIMATED AT $237,000

 

WASHINGTON (AP)—Theodore C. Alford, chief of the Kansas City Star’s Washington Bureau, left an estate valued at slightly more than 237 thousand dollars, a petition for probate of his will disclosed Saturday.

 

 

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Photos from Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, DC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, E Hanson

The gravestone of Theodore’s son and wife is in front of his; his wife’s mother is on the left.

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of his son Theodore Crandall Alford Jr. in Virginia Obituaries; his parents, Daniel Stillman Alford and Susan Daphne Savage Alford; and his brother Alfred Cecil Alford in Kansas Obituaries; and his brother Donald Stillman Alford in California Obituaries.

            From Missouri Marriage Records, 1805–2002 (Ancestry.com): Adaline L. Harvey, age 21, m. Theo C. Alford, age 27, on 18 June 1913 in in Jackson Co., MO.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Benedict Alford and Joan Newton.

            His lineage: Theodore Crandall 1885 KS1, Daniel Stillman 1848 CT2, Alfred A. 1812 CT3, Arba 1768 CT4, Nathaniel 1737 CT5, Nathaniel 1698 CT6, Josiah 1649 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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VERNON REGINALD ALFORD

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—31 December 2004

 

            The Alford family regrets the passing of Vernon R. Alford on Monday, December 27, 2004. Burial, December 31 at Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Arrangements by McGuire.

 

2/6/2015 Emailed Cemetery thru their website to get burial info

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Vernon R. Alford (SS# issued in DC) was born 22 May 1961, last residence not listed.

            His middle name is from “brown Family Tree,” Ancestry.com.

 

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WILLIAM CHRISTOPHER ALVORD

 

WASHINGTON TIMES

Washington, DC—Thursday, 25 February 1993

 

            William Christopher Alvord, 29, founder of the AIDS Awareness Alliance, died Feb. 23 at his home in Washington. He had AIDS. After graduating from St. Albans School for Boys in 1981, Mr. Alvord completed a course at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute in Los Angeles. He was then employed by the Stephen J. Cannell production company, where he worked until entering the University of California at Los Angeles to study interior design and architecture. During the last year and half of his stay in Southern California, Mr. Alvord was accepted into a program at Cedars Sinai Hospital to work with staff specializing in the care of AIDS patients. He also wrote a book of poetry he dedicated to children with AIDS, which his family plans to contribute to the Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

            Survivors include his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Alvord of Washington; a brother, Jonathan of Los Angeles; and three sisters, his twin, Carrie Thompson of Mission Viejo, Calif., Kathryn Corbett of San Clemente, Calif., and Elizabeth Fetonti of Tuckahoe, N.Y.; a stepbrother, Robert Alvord; and two stepsisters, Suzanne Alvord and Shelly Lynch. Services will be held March 11 at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church....

 

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WASHINGTON TIMES

Washington, DC—Friday, 26 February 1993

 

            An obituary yesterday reported an incorrect date for services for William Christopher Alvord. They will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church.

 

 

Photos from Rock Creek Cemetery, Washington, DC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jay Kelly

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his father, Robert Watson Alvord, in this compilation.

            He is buried near his grandparents, Ellsworth Chapman Alvord and Katharyn Watson Alvord.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: William Christopher 1963 DC1, Robert W. 1933 DC2, Ellsworth Chapman 1895 WI3, Elias Chapman 1860 PA4, Henry Wells 1821 MA5, Helaz 1791 MA6, Bezaleel 1762 MA7, Azariah 1738 MA8, John 1711 MA9, John 1685 MA10, Thomas 1653 CT11, Alexander 1627 England12, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England13.

 

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WILLIAM HENRY ALFORD

 

WASHINGTON POST

Washington, DC—17 June 2008

 

            William Henry Alford—On Friday, June 13, 2008, beloved father of Cynthia Alford. He is also survived by one sister, Josephine Hollaway, other relatives and friends.

            The late Mr. Alford will rest at Stewart Funeral Home, 4001 Benning Rd., NE, on Thursday June 19, from 10 a.m. until service at 11 a.m. Interment Glenwood Cemetery.

 

Photo from Glenwood Cemetery, Washington, DC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ron Roberson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William H. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 10 April 1926, last residence Washington, DC.

 




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