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HISTORICAL OBITS:

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ILLINOIS 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: 13 JUNE 2016

 

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The families of many of the subjects of these Illinois 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 Benedict Alford and Joan Newton (DNA Group 4) and Thomas Alford b. about 1598 England (DNA Group Four)

 

2. Known Descendants of Andrew West Alford & Melissa A. Gillespie

 

3. Descendants of John & Mary Alford of Frederick County VA (DNA Group Two)

 

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Frequently cited sources are these databases:

 

IL Deaths: Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916–1947 (Ancestry)

Cook Co. Births: Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940 (FamilySearch.org)

 

 

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AARON TED HALFORD

 

STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER

Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL—Tuesday, 27 April 2010

 

 

ROCHESTER—Aaron Ted Halford, 92, of Rochester passed away on Sunday, April 25, 2010, at 8:08 a.m. at his daughter’s home.

            He was born April 14, 1918, in Edinburg, the son of Archie Halford and Vita Hagan Halford.

            He married Veta Patrick and later Ruth Evelyn Danner of Decatur in 1975, with both preceding him in death.

            Mr. Halford served in the U.S. Army as a TEC 5 during World War II and later in the Korean War. He retired from Caterpillar in Decatur in 1983 after 20 years of service and moved to Florida for 26 years. He moved back to Taylorville in 2008 and Rochester in 2010.

            He loved his family, enjoyed his dance nights and horses.

            He was preceded in death by his parents and his stepfather, Lester Sims.

            Surviving are his two daughters, Vicky Matthews (companion, Fred Pudschun) of Roby, Becky J. Gibbons (Carl) of Rochester; two grandchildren, Chad Matthews and Carli Gibbons, and a great-grandchild, Trent Matthews, all of Rochester; a sister, Violet Austin of Waverly; and nephews.

            Visitation will be on Thursday, April 29 from 5 until 7 p.m. at Wilson Park Funeral Home in Rochester. Funeral services will be on Friday at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with David Upchurch officiating. Burial will be in the Rochester Cemetery. Please visit our obituaries at www.wilsonparkfuneralhome.com.

 

 

Photos from Rochester Cemetery, Rochester, Sangamon Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Gillmore-Sichlau

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Aaron T. Halford (SS# issued in IL), last residence Taylorville, Christian Co., IL.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Veta E. Patrick Halford; his second wife, Ruth Evelyn Danner-Halford; and his sister Violet Darlene Halford Austin in this compilation.

 

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ADDIE LOUISE PRICE HALFORD

 

DAILY REVIEW

Decatur, Macon Co., IL—Monday, 17 May 1954

 

            Halford, Mrs. Addie L., Ramsey, died 7 a.m. Sunday [May 16] in Peoria Methodist Hospital; leaves sons, Floyd, Walled Lake, Mich.; Ernest, Phoenix, Ariz.; Herbert, Metamora; Kearney, Ramsey; brothers, Ben Price, Hillsboro; Pasco Price, Decatur; sisters, Miss Amy Price and Mrs. Geneva Grant, Los Angeles; Mrs. Gertrude Sine, Gary, Ind.; body in Sturgell Funeral Home, Ramsey; arrangements incomplete.

 

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DAILY REVIEW

Decatur, Macon Co., IL—Tuesday, 18 May 1954

 

            Halford, Mrs. Addie L., Ramsey, died Sunday; services 2 p.m. (CST) Wednesday in Sturgell Funeral Home, Ramsey; burial in Glendale Cemetery, Fillmore.

 

AAFA NOTES: From Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Ancestry): Addie Price Halford was born 7 Aug 1881 in Montgomery Co., IL.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Torance Ernest Halford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and son Kearney Calvin Halford in this compilation.

 

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ALICE MARGARET GILLEN HALFORD

 

STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER

Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL—13 October 1989

 

            Alice Margaret Halford—83, of Taylorville died at 3:03 a.m. Thursday at Doctors Hospital in Springfield. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Shafer Funeral Home, Taylorville, with burial in Edinburg Cemetery, Edinburg.

            Surviving are her husband, Kenwood A.; two sons, Charles Heller of Mendota, and Robert Drum of Monroe, La.; stepchildren, LeVern Halford of Taylorville, Robert Halford of Orlando, Fla., Rose Champley of Taylorville, Brenda Crawley of Decatur, Martha Wayne of Hillsboro, and Marcy Purlee of California; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Anna Gillen Ternyila of Taylorville, and Nadine Gillen of Taylorville.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alice M. Halford (SS# issued in IL) was born 6 July 1906, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Kenwood Amos Halford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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ALMA “IGG” RILEY HALFORD

 

BREEZE COURIER

Taylorville, Christian Co., IL—13 June 2002

 

Jan. 13, 1914 - June 10, 2002

 

            Alma R. “Igg” Halford, 88, of Edinburg died Monday, June 10, 2002, in Taylorville Care Center.

S          he was born January 13, 1914, in Edinburg, the daughter of Roy L. and Emma Alley Riley. She married Herbert G. “Mudd” Halford in Taylorville on January 30, 1936. She was a tavern and hotel owner in Edinburg. She was a bookkeeper for Edinburg Grain Co., United Propane Co and the Illinois Department of Revenue. She was a member of Edinburg Christian Church and Edinburg Lioness Club.

            Surviving are six nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Jean Moskus; and brother, Leslie Riley.

            Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, June 13, in Roarick-Davis Memorial Home, with Rev. Craig Scott officiating. Burial will be in Edinburg Cemetery.

            Visitation will be held for one hour prior to services in the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Alma R. Halford (SS# issued in IL), last residence Edinburg, Christian Co., IL.

 

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ALVINA J. WIEGMANN ALFORD

 

JOURNAL STAR

Peoria, Peoria Co., IL—13 April 2001

 

BEARDSTOWN—Alvina J. Alford, 94, formerly of 1012 Beard St., died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at Heritage Manor East, where she was a resident.

            Born June 23, 1906, in Beardstown to Ernest and Mary Mahnken Wiegmann, she married Glen Alford on Sept. 2, 1950, in Beardstown. He died in January 1968.

            She also was preceded in death by three brothers and one infant sister.

            Surviving is one niece.

            She was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Beardstown.

            She had worked for Woolworth’s in Beardstown. She also had done laundry and ironing work in her home.

            Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. today at Beardstown City Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9 to 9:45 a.m. today at Sager Funeral Home.

            Memorials may be made to the Cass/Schuyler Area Hospice.

 

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STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER

Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL—13 April 2001

 

BEARDSTOWN—Alvina J. Alford, 94, of Beardstown died Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at Heritage Manor East in Beardstown.

            She was born June 23, 1906, in Beardstown, the daughter of Ernest and Mary Mahnken Wiegmann. She married Glen Alford in 1950 in Beardstown; he preceded her in death in 1968.

            Mrs. Alford attended Beardstown High School and had been employed at Woolworth’s in Beardstown and did laundry and ironing at her home. She was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Beardstown.

            Survivors: a niece; and several cousins.

            Graveside services: 10 a.m. today, Beardstown City Cemetery.

            Sager Funeral Home in Beardstown is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Alvina J. Alford (SS# issued in IL), last residence Beardstown, Cass Co., IL.

 

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AMOS HALFORD, SR.

 

PINE BLUFF COMMERCIAL

Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR—14 July 2011

 

ROCKFORD, ILL.—Mr. Amos Halford, Sr., 69 of Rockford, Ill. passed away, Saturday, July 9, 2011. He was born in Tarry to the late Creatie and Hazel Halford, Sr.

            His survivors include, sons, Amos Halford, Jr. of Tarry, Fred Newton of Little Rock, Dale Halford of Los Angeles, Calif., Amos Halford, III of Chicago, Steven Irvin of Madison, Wis. and Mark Ingram of Rockford, Ill.; daughters, Diane Halford and Lillian Halford both of Chicago, Ill. and Angelia Halford of Memphis, Tenn.; 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild.

            His services will be at 3:30p.m. Saturday, July 16, 2011 at Brown Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. A.L. Brown. Burial will be in Bethlehem #11 in Tarry. Visitation will be Saturday from 1-3 p.m. at Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

            The family will be at 407 Addison Road, Star City.

            Online Register: www.brownfuneralhomeandmortuary.com

 

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Brown Funeral Home

Pine Bluff, Jefferson Co., AR—_____ July 2011

 

July 8, 1942 - July 9, 2011

 

            Mr. Amos Halford, Sr., 69 of Rockford, IL formerly of Tarry, passed away, Saturday, July 9, 2011. He was born in Tarry to the late Creatie and Hazel Halford, Sr.

            His survivors include, Sons, Amos Halford, Jr of Tarry, Fred Newton of Little Rock, Dale Halford of Los Angeles, CA, Amos Halford, III of Chicago, Steven Irvin of Madison, WI and Mark Ingram of Rockford, IL; Daughters, Diane Halford and Lillian Halford both of Chicago, IL and Angelia Halford of Memphis, TN; 12 Grandchildren and 1 Great Grandchild.

            His services will be Saturday, July 16, 2011 at Brown Funeral Home Chapel by Reverend A.L. Brown at 3:30p. Burial will be in Bethlehem #11 in Tarry. Visitation will be Saturday from 1:00-3:00p at Brown Funeral Home of Pine Bluff.

            The family will be at 407 Addison Road, Star City.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Amos Halford (SS# issued in AR), last residence Rockford, Winnegago Co., IL.

 

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ANGIE LOIS HALFORD COLE

 

Angie Halford

Photo from calistajade’s “… Halford … Family Tree” (Ancestry); also owned by her niece Sue Neal – used with permission

 

1999

Photo from an obituary posted to the Tampico [IL] Historical Society

 

TAMPICO NEWS

Tampico, Whiteside Co., IL—24 February 2000

 

            Angie L. Cole, 90, formerly of Tampico, died Tuesday evening, Feb. 15, 2000 at the Walnut Manor Nursing Home.

            Services were conducted on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. in the Tampico United Methodist Church, with Rev. Linda Hood, pastor officiating. Burial was in Tampico Memorial Cemetery. Visitation was Friday from 6-8 p.m., in the Garland Funeral Home in Tampico with Eastern Star services at 7:30 p.m. A memorial has been established in her memory to the Tampico United Methodist Church and the Tampico Ambulance Service.

            Mrs. Cole was born on Feb. 15, 1910 in Bingham, the daughter of Chester and Hallie (Lovelace) Halford. She was united in marriage to Thomas Elbert Cole Jan. 8, 1928 at Bingham, and he preceded her in death on Dec. 25, 1990.

            She was a member of the Tampico United Methodist Church and Martha Circle at the church, and the O.E.S. Minerva Chapter #6 in Prophetstown, IL.

            She is survived by sons, Denver (Joyce) Cole of Tampico; William (June) Cole of Hillsdale; daughters, Mrs. Roy (Mary Lou) Haney, Tampico; Mrs. Robert (Lois) Laudie of Olathe, Kansas; 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; brother, Errott Halford, Ramsey; sisters, Mrs. Carl (Verneva) Roberts, Vandalia; Eithel Hoffman and Eugenia Fisher, Ramsey; and Mrs. William (Oneida) Moreland, Princeton.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, one son, five grandchildren and 2 sisters.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Angie Cole (SS# issued in IL) was born 15 Feb 1910, last residence Tampico, Whiteside Co., IL.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Chester Eugene Halford and Hallie Mae Lovelace Halford; and siblings Eithal Marie Halford Hoffman, Errott John Richard Halford, Eugenia Mae “June” Halford Sprague Fisher, Florence Verneva Halford Greenwalt Roberts, Inez Mae Halford Wilson, and Odessa Millicent Halford Cothern Wilson in this compilation.

            Her HALFORD lineage: Angie Lois 1910 IL1, Chester Eugene 1883 IL2, John Riley 1855 IL3, James McCallister Bradley 1824 TN4, Jonathan Adkinson 1800 NC5, John 1765 NC6, John 1748 NC7, John 1690 NC8, John 1640 NC9, Thomas 1614 England10.

 

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ANNA ALINE BIBLE HALFORD

 

HERALD & REVIEW

Decatur, Macon Co., IL—Sunday, 29 October 2006

 

TAYLORVILLE [Christian Co.]—Anna Aline Halford, 91, Taylorville, dietary technician for St. Vincent Memorial Hospital, died Friday (Oct. 27, 2006). Graveside services: 11 a.m. Tuesday, Fraley Cemetery, Taylorville. Visitation: one hour before services in Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville. Memorials: American Heart Association.

            Member: First Baptist Church.

            Survivors: daughters, Marcella “Marcy” Purlee, Miraloma, Calif.; Rose Mary Lehman, Taylorville; Brenda Crawley, Blue Mound; Martha Wayne, Springfield; brothers, Harry Halford and Dorice Halford, both of California; sister, Mary Burke, New Berlin; 18 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren.

            Preceded by: husband, Amos Kenwood; parents, two sons; two grandchildren.

 

Photo from Fraley Cemetery, Taylorville, Christian Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer Dale Sims

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Anna A. Halford (SS# issued in IL) was born 13 Dec 1914, last residence Taylorville, Christian Co., IL.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Kenwood Amos Halford; and her children Lavern Eugene Halford and Rose Mary Halford Champley Lehman in this compilation.

 

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ANNABELLE LEE LAMPE ALFORD

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Chicago, Cook Co., IL—Tuesday, 9 April 2014

 

            Annabelle Lee Alford, nee Lampe, age 84, of Schaumburg [Cook Co., IL] and formerly of Algonquin [McHenry Co., IL] & Wheaton.

            Beloved wife of the late Raymond Alford. Loving mother of Greg Alford, Staci (Brian) Foss, Todd (Paula) Alford and the late Deborah Rae Alford. Fond grandmother of Jeannelle and Hudd Alford and Kevin Foss. Dear sister of Lewis Lampe, Ronald (Scherie) Lampe, Barbara (the late Robert) Loeb and the late Madonna Stewart, Orvetta Conrad, Ardell Lampe, Evelyn Cadle, Phyllis Leendertse, and Frederick Lampe.

            Annabelle was a longtime member of St. Margaret Mary in Algonquin before moving to Friendship Village in Schaumburg. She also volunteered with Amocares and at St. Margaret Mary.

            Visitation will be 8:30 AM until prayers at 10:30 AM Wednesday at Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, 330 W. Golf Road, Schaumburg. Funeral Mass at 11:00 AM at St. Hubert Church 729 Grand Canyon, Hoffman Estates. Interment private.

            In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the church. Funeral information or online condolences www.ahlgrimfuneral.com or 847-882-5580.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Raymond Patrick Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and daughter Deborah Rae Alford in this compilation.

 

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ARMAND E. ALFRED

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

Chicago, Cook Co., IL—Monday, 14 February 2005

 

            Alfred, Armand E. WWII veteran and owner of Al’s Decorating Service, died February 10, 2005, at the age of 78. He is survived by a host of family and friends, especially his beloved companion, Doris Shelby.

            The wake and funeral will be Tuesday, February 15, 2005, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at St. Mark United Methodist Church, 8441 S. St. Lawrence Ave., with interment immediately following at Lincoln Cemetery, 123rd & Kedzie....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Armand E. Alfred (SS# issued in LA) was born 3 Oct 1926, last residence Chicago, Cook Co., IL.

 

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ASHLEY ROZEL HALFORD

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2011/322/71514306_132170948573.jpg

From his great-granddaughter Judi Halford’s Halford-Hickman Families (Ancestry) – used with permission

 

RAMSEY NEWS-JOURNAL

Ramsey, Fayette Co., IL—Thursday, 2 June 1949

 

ASHLEY R. HALFORD DIES IN HOME OF DAUGHTER

 

            Ashley R. Halford was born in Christian county, Illinois, June 1, 1870, and passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Verna Stovroff and family in Madison, Illinois, Monday, May 23, 1949 at the age of 78 years, 11 months and 22 days.

            Mr. Halford had of late years engaged in the real estate business. He had suffered a paralytic stroke several days previous to his death, of late had made his home with this daughter.

            He was well and favorably known throughout this community where he had spent most of his life on a farm in Hurricane township. He liked to talk about the early settlers who struggled amid hardships and compared these favored citizens with those who today find themselves enjoying so many of life's material things—and getting them without labor.

            He walked great distances in his late years, and seemed to like it. He used to ride a bicycle around the countryside, and made the trip to Ramsey many times, over roads and hills no human would dare attempt.

            Deceased was united in marriage to Lizzie Davis, who preceded him in death, as did one daughter Vera, and an infant child. He was later married to Sallie Whipple, who survives.

            He is survived by two sons, Ray Halford of Alton and Roy Halford of Winthrop, Iowa, and one daughter Verna of Madison, together with a host of relatives and friends. Also several grandchildren to mourn his passing.

            Funeral services were conducted from Little Hickory church in Hurricane township, Thursday afternoon. Later the body was removed to St. Louis for cremation. Allen funeral service of Fillmore in charge.

 

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EVENING TELEGRAPH

Alton, Madison Co., IL—Tuesday, 24 May 1949

 

            Ashley R. Halford, 70, a former resident of Alton, died Monday at 5:20 p.m. at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Verna Storvoff, 1431 Second, Madison. He had been seriously ill since May 15, when he suffered a paralytic stroke.

            He was born June 1, 1870, in Christian County. From 1924 to 1938 he had resided in Alton and for the past two years had made his home with his daughter in Madison.          Surviving in addition to his daughter, Mrs. Storvoff, are his wife, Mrs. Sally Halford; two sons, Roy, Winthrop, Ia., Ray, Alton; 16 grandchildren, and six great grandchildren.

            The body was moved today from Staten funeral home to Allen funeral home in Fillmore. Funeral rites will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 p.m. in Little Hickory Church, Bingham, Ill.

 

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Photo from Little Hickory Church Cemetery, Bingham, Fayette Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Judi Halford

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his first wife, Nancy Elizabeth Davis Halford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his grandchildren Arnold Hayes Halford and Mildred Shirley Halford Freebern in Iowa Obituaries.

            In 1940, Ashley Halford, age 69 born IL, is living in Hurricane, Fayette Co., IL, with his second wife, Sally A. Halford.

            In 1930, Wood River, Madison Co., IL, he is living with the family of his son Ray.

            In 1920, Hurricane, Fayette Co., IL, Ashley R. Halford, 49 married, is living with his children (Ray, Verna, Vera) and his mother, Mary F. Matthews, 66 widow. All were born in IL.

            In 1880, Buckhart, Christian Co., IL, Ashley, 9 IL, is living in the household of his widowed grandmother, Martha Halford.

            The name of Ashley’s father is unknown. He used the maiden name of his mother, Mary Francis Halford.

            His HALFORD lineage: Ashley Rozel 1870 IL1, Mary Francis 1848 IL2, Jonathan Adkinson 1800 NC3, John 1765 NC4, James 1737 NC5, John 1690 NC6, John 1640 NC7, Thomas 1614 England8.

 

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AUDREY FERN HALFORD CARRIKER PROBST

 

Miller Funeral Homes

Vandalia, Fayette Co., IL—_____ July 2014

 

Audrey Fern Probst

Audrey Fern Probst

May 15, 1918 - July 28, 2014

 

            Audrey passed away, July 28, 2014, at Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL.

            She was born May 15, 1918 in Bingham, IL, the daughter of James Aaron and Olive “Ollie” Ludema (Fisher) Halford.

            Funeral service will be 7:00 pm, Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Miller Funeral Home in Fillmore, IL with Rev. John Walsh, officiating. Visitation will be from 5:00-7:00 pm at the funeral home. Burial will be in Glendale Cemetery at 5:00 pm on Friday, August 1, 2014.

            Married Robert Edward Carriker May 14, 1940 in Troy, MO, he passed away April 4, 1941. Later married, Cpl. Denver Wade Probst on December 31, 1942 in St. Louis, MO, he passed away July 1, 2005.

            She was a retired school teacher of 35 years. The last 26 years were at Nokomis Unit # 22. Graduated from Greenville High School in the class of 1936 and later graduated from Greenville College. Audrey was also a farm wife, a member of the Retired Teachers Association, local, state and national; Home Extension; Business and Professional Women’s Club; Farm Bureau Women’s Committee; D.A.R.; several genealogical groups; Halford Chapel Free Methodist Church; later the Canaan Chapel Church of God, rural Bingham, IL and United Methodist Women of Fillmore, IL.

            Her hobbies included raising prize gladiolas and taking them to church (At one time she had over 250 different varieties), reading and recording cemetery stone inscriptions and family and local history.

            Surviving are: Son-Carl Edwin Probst & Cheryl, Nokomis, IL; Son In-law- Howard Drake; Sister In-law- Evelyn Probst, Ramsey, IL; Brother in-law; Paul R. Probst & Maydella, Bingham, IL. 6 Grandchildren - Scott Drake & Jana, Germany, Greg Drake & Michelle & Shawna Drake Sweeney & Michael, all of Charleston, IL, Christy (Probst) Beechler, Litchfield, IL, Carrie (Probst) Schaake & John, Hillsboro, IL and Craig Probst & Lisa, Fillmore, IL. 20 Great Grandchildren.

            Preceded in death by; parents, husbands, 2 brothers- Virgil Everett Halford in November 1960 and Warren Melton Halford in February 1996, Daughter: Norma Jean Drake December 7, 2005. Brother in-law, John E. Probst, June 27, 2000. Sister in-law- Eleanor Carriker White 2009.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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AUDREY L. KRAUS ALFORD

 

DAILY HERALD

Arlington Heights, Cook Co., IL—Wednesday, 23 June 2010

 

            Family and friends of Audrey L. Alford (nee Kraus) will meet for funeral service at 10:30 a.m. at New Covenant Bible Church, 4N780 Randall Road, St. Charles. Interment will be in Mount Emblem Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday, at Salerno’s Rosedale Chapels, 450 W. Lake St. (#190; mile west of Bloomingdale/Roselle Road), Roselle.

            Audrey was the beloved wife of Lonnie M.; devoted mother of John and stepmother of Mary and the late Christine Alford; dear stepgrandmother of Keith, Anthony, Austin, Preston and Dakota; and dear sister of Jimmie Sue (Ronnie) Nickel, Karen Moore and Denzil Bradford. For information, 630-889-1700.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Audrey L. Alford (SS# issued in IL) was born 18 Aug 1958, last residence not listed.

 

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BARBARA CHRISTENSEN ALFRED

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

Chicago, Cook Co., IL—Sunday, 12 September 2010

 

            Barbara Christensen Alfred, R.N. 68, retired from a rewarding career at many Chicago-area hospitals, passed away peacefully September 5, 2010. Beloved wife of 34 years to Prentiss C. Alfred. Loving mother of Jonathan P. Alfred. Dear sister of Suzanne (Ed) Langford of Maine. Dear aunt, cousin, in-law and friend of many. Faithful companion of Sadie and Tails the cats.

            Memorial gathering, Saturday, September 18, 2 to 4 p.m. (service 2:30) at Olson Burke-Sullivan Funeral & Cremation Center, 6467-77 N. Northwest Hwy. (1 block north of Devon) Chicago, IL, 773-774-3333. For information: www.obsfuneralandcremation.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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BARBARA L. KINNE ALFORD

 

QUINCY HERALD-WHIG

Quincy, Adams Co., IL—3 February 2015

 

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BARRY, Ill.—Barbara L. Alford, 93, of Quincy, formerly of Barry, died at 5:45 a.m. Sunday (Feb. 1, 2015) at St. Vincent's Home, Quincy.

            She was born Sept. 14, 1921, at home in Pleasant Vale Township, Pike County, Ill., to Clarence and Effie (Siebers) Kinne. She married George W. Alford on Sept. 14, 1939, in Eolia, Mo. He preceded her in death on Oct. 22, 1997.

            Barbara was a 1939 graduate of New Canton High School. She was a member of the Barry United Methodist Church and the Modern Mary's, and Pike County Home Extension, and a past member of the Rebecca Lodge. She loved reading, gardening and history. She really enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

            She is survived by two sons, Dallas Alford and companion, Carol Florea, of Quincy, and Kent Alford and wife, Joyce, of Quincy.

            She is also survived by five grandchildren, Debora Deakin and husband, Greg, of Cuba, Ill., Douglas Alford and wife, Christina, of Pleasant Hill, Diane Toapanta and husband, Marco, of Parkville, Mo., Kayleen Carlson and husband, Joshua, of Quincy, and Kolette Alford and friend, Aaron Roth, of Liberty.

            Also surviving are six great-grandsons, Colin Deakin of Cuba, Dante and Andre Toapanta of Parkville, Erik and Elijah Carlson of Quincy, and Kason Roth of Liberty; and three great-granddaughters, Paige Del Toro and husband, Micah, of Stillwater, Okla., Tiffany Deakin of Cuba, and Kate Carlson of Quincy.

            In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents.

            SERVICES: 11 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 4, at the Kirgan Funeral Home, Barry. Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery, Barry….

            MEMORIALS: Barry United Methodist Church Building and Maintenance Fund.

            ARRANGEMENTS: Kirgan Funeral Home.

            WEBSITE: kirganfh.com. Condolences may be expressed online at whig.com.

 

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

 

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BEATRICE G. LINO ALFORD

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Chicago, Cook Co., IL—Wednesday, 15 February 2006

 

            Beatrice Lino Alford, of Arlington Heights, beloved wife of Pete Alford; loving mother of Gladyce (Bill) Cooper, entered eternal life February 12, 2006.

            Preceded in death by her brother, Joseph (Lucy) Lino, Rosalie (Gus) LaMendola; survived by her sister, Laurie (Pete) Campo.

            She is survived by her grandchildren, USMC Capt. Edward (Nicole) Cooper, Carlo (Colleen) Cooper, Patty (Chris) Roach; great-grandmother of Victoria, Kathyrn, Vaughn. Pete, whom she married June 11, 1989; his devoted children, Sandy (Ed) Chavez, Dave (Elaine) Alford, Joyce (Bob) Claus, Fred (Susan) Alford; seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.

            Bea was active in Variety Club of Illinois and Little Theater of Elmwood Park, she thoroughly enjoyed dancing, sewing, and billiards.

            Memorial Service will be held on Friday, February 17 at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 916 E Central Rd., Arlington Heights at 10:30 a.m.... Private Interment....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Beatrice G. Alford (SS# issued in IL) was born 21 July 1916, last residence Arlington Heights, Cook Co., IL.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Morris H. “Pete” Alford, in this compilation.

 

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BERTHA LOUISE ALFORD PRITCHETT

 

Source unknown, but probably

MACOUPIN COUNTY ENQUIRER

Carlinville, Macoupin Co., IL —_____January 1905

 

            Bertha Louisa Pritchett (nee Alford), wife of O.C. Pritchett, was born April 24, 1878. Died Jan. 23, 1905, at her home near Scottville, Ill., from the effects of pneumonia fever.

            She was united in marriage to O.C. Pritchett, July 6, 1901. To this marriage two children were born namely Tessie E. and Zala B.

            She professed hope in Christ when quite young and united with the Palmyra Baptist church, May 7, 1893.

            Bertha was of a lovable disposition, making friends wherever she went by her cheerful winning ways. She was a faithful wife, a kind mother and a good neighbor, always ready to do her duty when called upon.

            She leaves to mourn her loss a husband, two children, an aged father and mother, three sisters, eight brothers, (one preceded her a number of years ago) and a host of other relatives and friends.

            Funeral services were conducted at the residence Jan. 25, at one o’clock P. M., after which the remains were laid to rest in the Miller cemetery.

            Mr. Pritchett wishes to extend his thanks to his friends and neighbors for their kindness to him during the sickness and burial of his wife, Bertha.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her mother, Susan Mary Searcy Alford; and her sister Martha A. Alford Angel in this compilation.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Charles Alford, 1790 NC – 1858 IL.

            Her lineage: Bertha Louise 1878 IL1, Meshack Tipton 1828 TN2, Charles 1790 NC3.

 

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BESSIE L. ALFORD

 

QUINCY HERALD-WHIG

Quincy, Adams Co., IL—_____ June 1981

Included in AAFA ACTION, September 1990

 

            Miss Bessie L. Alford, 81, of 604-1/2 S. 16th, died at 9:45 a.m. Thursday (June 4, 1981) in Good Samaritan Home, where she had been a resident the past 6 years.

            She was born July 28, 1899, in East Peoria, a daughter of the Rev. George Edwin and Jennie Watson Alford. Mrs. [sic] Alford was a graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, and received masters degrees in home economics from the University of Chicago and in library science from the University of Illinois. She taught school for 35 years in central Illinois. During World War II, Miss Alford was a dietician at DePaul University at Greencastle, Ind., and a teacher of home economics and dietitian at Taylor University in Upland, Ind. She also served for four years at the Quincy Public Library as catalog librarian.

            She was a member of the Vermont Street United Methodist Church, Business and Professional Women’s Club, Retired Teachers Association, Alpha Gamma Delta Sorority at Illinois Wesleyan, AARP, American and Illinois Associations for Senior Citizens, Good Samaritan Home Association and American Home Economics Association. She was a former member of the OES and AAUW and had been very active with the Adams County Chapter of the American Cancer Society.

            Surviving is a sister, Mrs. LaVona Johnson of Quincy. She was preceded in death by a brother.

            Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Hansen-Spear Funeral Home, conducted by the Rev. Floy Ekin. Burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Good Samaritan Home or to Vermont Street United Methodist Church.

 

Photo from Quincy Memorial Park, Quincy, Adams Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robin Hillebrenner

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bessie Alford (SS# issued in IL), last residence Quincy, Adams Co., IL.

            See the obituary of her sister LaVona Alford Johnson in this compilation.

            For more information on this family, including photos, see AAFA’s biography, Jacob Andrew Alford’s Family History.

            Her lineage: Bessie L. 1899 IL1, George Edwin 1868 IL2, Andrew J. 1836 Norway3.

 

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BETTY ANN ALFORD JOHNSON

 

THE PANTAGRAPH

Bloomington, McLean Co., IL—Saturday, 17 June 2000

 

MELVIN [Ford Co.], IL—Betty Ann Alford Johnson, 55, of 201 W. Main Street, Melvin, died at 7:30 a.m., Friday, June 16, 2000, at her residence.

            Her funeral was held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, at the Melvin First United Methodist Church. Burial was at Melvin Cemetery.

            She was born March 13, 1945, at Mcm[Ohio Co.], Kentucky, a daughter of Charlie and Aldie Martin Alford. She married John E. Johnson in 1965 at Fairbury.

            Survivors include three sons, Kevin E. Johnson, Gibson City; Jeff G. (Charity) Johnson, Strawn; and Chad A. (Aimee) Johnson, Melvin; two stepsons, Josh E. Turner and Jeremy Turner; two sisters, Lois Threedouble, Louisville, Kentucky; and Bessie Henningfeld, Witt; five grandchildren, Tristan Johnson, Logan Johnson, Baillee Johnson, Emily Rose Milligan, and Joshua Morgan; and her special friend, Charles Turner, with whom she made her home.

            Her parents preceded her in death.

 

Photo from Melvin Cemetery, Melvin, Ford Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Toni Swan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Betty A. Johnson (SS# issued in IL), last residence Melvin, Ford Co., IL.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of William Alford and Mary Miller.

            Her lineage: Betty Ann 1945 KY1, Charlie E. 1908 KY2, Delaney 1871 KY3, Wilson L. “Cap” 1840 KY4, William 1804 VA5, William 1775 VA6.

 

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BETTY EVELYN ALFORD PROFFITT

 

Photo from Herr Funeral Home

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS-DEMOCRAT

Belleville, St. Clair Co., IL—Monday, 10 March 2003

 

GLEN CARBON [Madison Co.], IL—Betty E. Proffitt, nee Alford, 80, of Glen Carbon, died on Sunday, March 9, 2003, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville, Illinois.

            She was born on Friday, August 25, in Lawrenceville, Illinois to Arnold and Martha Crawford Alford. She was a school bus monitor with Laidlaw Bus Service and a member of Glenview Church of the Nazarene in Glen Carbon.

            Survivors include her daughter, Nancy (Robert) Jacoby of Madison, Illinois; her sons, Roger (Jean) Proffitt of Glen Carbon and Steven (Eudella) Proffitt of Fort Wayne, Indiana; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; seven sisters; and four brothers.

            Her husband, Oliver “Buck” Proffitt, whom she married on October 19, 1946, her parents, a great-grandson, a stepdaughter, two brothers, and two sisters preceded her in death.

            Funeral services were held on Wednesday, March 12, 2003, at Glenview Church of the Nazarene in Glen Carbon, Illinois. Burial was in Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Edwardsville, Illinois. Herr Funeral Home in Collinsville, Illinois was in charge of arrangements.

 

In another article:

 

EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER

Edwardsville, Madison Co., IL—Tuesday, 11 March 2003

 

            Betty Alford Proffitt, age 80, of Glen Carbon, died at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, March 9, 2003, at Anderson Hospital in Maryville. She was born on Aug. 25, 1922, in Lawrenceville, the daughter of the late Arnold and Martha Crawford Alford. She married Oliver “Buck” Proffitt on Oct. 19, 1946. He preceded her in death.

            She is survived by a daughter: Nancy Jacoby and husband, Robert of Madison; two sons: Roger Proffitt and wife, Jeana of Glen Carbon, and Steven Proffitt and wife, Eudella of Fort Wayne, Ind.; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; seven sisters; and four brothers. In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a great-grandson; a step-daughter; two brothers; and two sisters.

            Mrs. Proffitt was a school bus monitor with Laidlaw Bus Service. Her memberships included the Glenview Church of Nazarene.

            Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, at Herr Funeral Home in Collinsville. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 12, at the Glenview Church of Nazarene with Rev. Richard Unger Sr., pastor, officiating. Interment will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon....

 

Photo from Sunset Hill Cemetery, Glen Carbon, Madison Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Michael DeLost

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Betty E. Proffitt (SS# issued in IL), last residence Glen Carbon, Madison Co., IL.

            See the obituaries of her sisters Edith Mae Alford Simmons and Mary L. Alford Selby Robinson in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Robert Ray Alford in Indiana Obituaries.

 

            Her middle name is from EllisKeener_05_Sept_2010 family tree on Ancestry. This tree names her husband, Oliver Harvery “Buck” Proffitt.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Betty Evelyn 1922 IL1, Arnold Hobert 1898 IN2, Thomas 1872 IN3, George Hoge 1842 VA4, Charles 1801 VA5, John 1768 VA6, Thomas 1736 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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BILLIE LEE ALFORD

 

PADUCAH SUN

Paducah, McCracken Co., KY—Thursday, 12 July 2007

 

VIENNA, Ill.—Services for Billie Lee Alford, 78, of Vienna will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Bailey Funeral Home with Webb Manley officiating. Burial will be at Berea Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford died at 11:13 p.m. Tuesday [July 10] at Massac Memorial Hospital in Metropolis [Massac Co., IL].

            He was an electrician at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale from 1968 to 1984 and a member of Dayspring Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson, Mo. Mr. Alford served in the U.S. Navy from 1948 to 1952 aboard the USS Catamount.

            Surviving are his wife, Mary Lou Glover Alford; one daughter, Michele Price of Cave-in-Rock; two sons, Mark Palmer of Cave-in-Rock and Matt Palmer of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; one brother, Ray Alford of Vienna; 11 grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

            His parents were William Andrew and Frances Lillian Skelton Alford….

FAG photo requested 12/3/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Billie L. Alford (SS# issued in IL) was born 4 May 1929, last residence Vienna, Johnson Co., IL.

            See the obituary of his mother, Frances Lillian Skelton Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Ray Alford in Kentucky Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Billie Lee 1929 IL1, William Andrew 1902 IL2, Harmon Andrew 1873 KY3, Andrew West 1841 MS4.

 

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CARRIE L. ALFORD DAVIS

 

[She died in KY, but we are including her obituary here because her home was in IL.]

 

PADUCAH SUN

Paducah, McCracken Co., KY—23 March 2004

 

            Carrie L. Davis, 94, of Golconda [Pope Co., IL] died Monday at Western Baptist Hospital in Paducah.

            She was a member of Golconda First Baptist Church.

            Surviving are two sons, Wallace Terry Davis of Bethalto and Dallas Davis of Golconda; one sister, Mary Throgmorton of Vienna; four grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

            Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by her husband, Ted E. Davis; six brothers; and one sister. Her parents were Harman and Lois Ridenhower Alford.

            Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Golconda First Baptist Church. The Rev. Troy Johnston will officiate. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery.

            Friends may call between 6 and 9 p.m. Wednesday at Hosick Funeral Home.

FAG photo requested 1/4/2016

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carrie L. Davis (SS# issued in IL) was born 8 Dec 1909, last residence Golconda, Pope Co., IL.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Mary M. Alford Throgmorton and Neil R. Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Carrie L. 1909 IL1, Harmon Andrew 1873 KY2, Andrew West 1841 MS3.

 

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CELIA KAMINSKAS ALFORD MCARTOR

Grandmother of Thomas L. Epich, AAFA #1391

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Chicago, Cook Co., IL—Wednesday, 16 October 1966

 

            Celia McArtor, Oct. 14, 1966, loving mother of Patricia Epich and Ray Alford; devoted daughter of Mary Kaminskis; fond sister of Antoinette Jirik and Frances Palm; grandmother of 13.

            Resting at Jerome Zimny Funeral Home, 168th and Dixie highway, Hazel Crest, where services will be held Monday, at 9:30 a.m. Funeral mass 10 a.m., St. Anne’s church, Hazel Crest. Interment St. Casimir’s….

 

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Photo from Saint Casimir Catholic Cemetery, Chicago, Cook Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, William Kazupski

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her children Murray J. Alford, Patricia Ann Alford Epich, and Raymond Patrick Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her first husband, Murray Childs Alford, in Texas Obituaries.

            Celia was the daughter of Anthony Kaminskas, an immigrant from Lithuania. She shares a gravestone with him and with her son Robert Thomas Alford.

            In 1920 her parents, Tony Kamiski 40 Lithuania, and Mary 28 Lithuania, are living in Chicago, Cook Co., IL, with 4 children, all born IL: Walter 6, Alex 5, Frances 4, and Antonia 1.

            In 1930 her parents, Tony Kaminski 55 Lithuania, and Mary 41 Lithuania, are living in Chicago, Cook Co., IL, with 4 children, all born IL: Walter 16, Alex 15, Francie 14, and Antoinette 11.

            In 1930, the Celia and her family are living in Chicago, Cook Co., IL: Murray Alford, special officer for railroad, age 26 born TX; his wife Celia 21 born IL (parents born Lithuania); and children, all born IL: Murry 3-8/12, Nannette 2-1/12, and Raymond 7/12. Murray was age 22 at first marriage and Celia was 17. A number of other Lithuanians are living nearby.

            Also in 1930, Murray is listed with his second family in Kenmore, Erie Co., NY: Murry Alvord [sic], typewriter sales promotion, age 34 born TX; his wife Evelyn 30 OH; and son Raymond 9 OH. See his obituary for more details.

            Celia’s descendants report that Murray abandoned Celia and her children about 1934.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Bailey Alford & Nancy Williams. Bailey is also known as Ira Bailey.

            Her husband’s lineage: Murray Childs 1896 TX1, Alsey 1860 TX2, Mac Jimpsey Anderson 1830 TN3, Alsey 1802 NC4, Ira Bailey 1781 NC5, Isaac 1748 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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CHARLES ALFORD

 

DEMOCRAT AND LEADER

Davenport, Scott Co., IA—Wednesday, 28 October 1925

 

FLAGMAN DIES UNDER WHEELS OF R.I. TRAIN

CHARLES ALFORD OF MOLINE GROUND TO DEATH AT CROSSING

 

            Charles Alford, 56 years old, flagman for the Rock Island road at the Fourth avenue grade crossing in Moline [Rock Island Co.] was ground to death under the wheels of a westbound freight train at his post of duty shortly before noon today. How that accident occurred is a mystery which authorities are still trying to solve.

            Alford was standing several feet the track as the engine passed by, and was in no danger. Whether he stumbled beneath the wheels of a freight car or fainted is puzzled the officers.

            Members of the train crew ignorant of the accident until an engineer on an eastbound Burlington freight signaled a danger warning and then pointed to where Alford's body lay. 'The westbound train was halted and the mangled body was found.

No gravestone

 

AAFA NOTES: From IL Deaths: Chas. Alford, born 10 July 1873 in TN, died 28 Oct 1925 in Moline, Rock Island Co.

            Charles is buried in Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island, Rock Island Co., IL. In 2014, the cemetery reported that he has no gravestone.

 

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CHARLES EDWARD HALFORD

 

THE PANTAGRAPH

Bloomington, McLean Co., IL—Wednesday, 17 May 1967

 

 

LOGAN SOLDIER KILLED

 

LINCOLN—Spec. 4 Charles Edward Halford, 19, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kearney Halford, R.R. 1, Latham, was killed in Vietnam according to word received by the parents from the Department of Defense. He died last Sunday from his wounds.

            He is the fourth Logan County serviceman to lose his life in Vietnam.

            He enlisted in the Army in, February 1966 and went to Vietnam last February as an Army paratrooper

            Surviving are his parents; a brother, Pfc. Larry Halford, who is also in Vietnam; and two sisters, Susan and Carol at home.

            He will be brought to the Brintlinger Funeral Home in Decatur.

 

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Photo from Glendale Cemetery, Fillmore, Montgomery Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, George & Sue Neal

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, Kearney Calvin Halford; and brother Larry D. Halford in this compilation.

 

In another article:

 

Spec Charles Edward Halford

 

            His HALFORD lineage: Charles Edward 1947 IL1, Kearney Calvin 1916 Canada2, Torance Ernest 1881 IL3, Vincent Bluford 1853 IL4, James McCallister Bradley 1824 TN5, Jonathan Adkinson 1800 NC6, John 1765 NC7, John 1748 NC8, John 1690 NC9, John 1640 NC10, Thomas 1614 England11.

 

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CHARLES FRANK ALFORD

 

WAVERLY JOURNAL

Waverly, Morgan Co., IL—22 April 1922

 

            C. Frank Alford, was born in the state of Georgia, May 8, 1848, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. B.S. [Boyle Stone] Roberts, in Girard, Ill., Saturday, April 15, 1922, at the age of 73 years, 11 months and 7 days.

            At the age of four years he came with his parents to Macoupin County, settling near the town of Palmyra, where he grew to manhood. At the young and tender age of 15 he heard his country call, and enlisted in Co. I, 133 Regiment Illinois Volunteers and served until he was honorably discharged at Nashville, Tenn., May 11th, 1865. Returning to his old hold, he followed his former vocation until December 12, 1869, when he was united in marriage with Sarah M. Conlee, and to this union were born three children: Allie, Anna and William: Allie dying in infancy, Anna, who is the wife of B.S. Roberts, and William F. Alford, still survive.

            Mr. and Mrs. Alford lived happily together sharing each others joys and sorrows, until August 17, 1914, when the dear wife entered that peaceful rest. Mr. Alford was a man of sterling qualities. He despised hypocrisy in every form. The golden rule was his motto in life, and by living that law he endeared himself in the hearts of those who knew him best, for it can be said of him, his word was as good as his bond.

            Since the death of his wife, Mr. Alford had lived with his son, Will Alford and family at their home two miles south of Girard, and had enjoyed good health until the early part of February, when he was stricken with a slight stroke of paralysis, and on March 1st was taken to St. John’s hospital in Springfield. After three weeks of treatment there he was not improved, and was taken back to his home where he remained until a couple of weeks prior to his death, when he was taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. B.S. Roberts, in Girard.

            Besides his son and daughter, he is survived by five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Wood of Stockton, Mo., and Mrs. Thomas Conlee, of Carlinville.

            Funeral services were held Monday at the Baptist church in Girard, at 12:30 o’clock, in charge of Elder George W. Murray, and the remains brought to Waverly for interment in East Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his brother William D. Alford in this compilation.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Charles Alford, 1790 NC – 1858 IL.

            His lineage: Charles Frank 1848 TN1, William Donald 1817 TN2, Charles 1790 NC3.

 

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CHARLES W. ALFORD

 

KENDALL COUNTY RECORD

Yorkville, Kendall Co., IL—Thursday, 1 December 1881

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2010

 

            We noted in last week’s items that Mr. Samuel Alford’s children, who had been lying sick with the typhoid fever, were improving and would soon enjoy good health again, but Charley, their only boy, about nineteen years of age, became suddenly worse on Tuesday week and grew worse rapidly until Wednesday evening about five o’clock, when, surrounded by heart-broken father, mother, sisters, and friends, he passed into the mysteries of death. The last few hours of his life his mind was perfectly clear, and he not only asked those around him to pray but he prayed long and earnestly for himself, and died believing in the redeeming power of Christ, which is a great consolation to the bereaved family. He selected the text which he wished to be the subject of the discourse at the funeral. It was the subject of the last sermon that he was permitted to hear, and seemed to have left a deep impression....

 

Photo from Plattville Cemetery, Plattville, Kendall Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Anne Sears

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Samuel W. Alford and Maria Elizabeth Fisk Alford; and his sister Gussie Alford Tallmadge in this compilation.

            His memorial at Find A Grave, Plattville Cemetery, Plattville, Kendall Co., IL, says he was born 4 May 1862 and died 23 Nov 1881.

            In the Winter 2000 issue of AAFA ACTION, we published ‘Alford’ Bible Records, by Lynn Shelley, AAFA #0484, an article about Orman Alford’s family. Tony Kirk, AAFA #1005, contributed these old obituaries for this family.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Charles W. 1862 IL1, Samuel W. 1823 VT2, Orman 1795 VT3, Ashley Owen 1770 VT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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CHAUNCEY WILLARD ALFORD

 

DAILY DISPATCH

Portsmouth, Scioto Co., OH—Tuesday, 6 September 1853

 

Date of death: August 9, 1853

 

            Died in Calhoun county, Ill., on the 9th ult. of consumption, Chauncey W. Alford, aged about 40 years.

            The deceased was the oldest son of R.B. Alford, Esq., of this city. He formerly lived in Wheelersburgh, O.

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of his father, Roswell B. Alford; and sister Caroline Alford Clugston in Ohio Obituaries; and of his brother Pliny A. Alford in Missouri Obituaries.

            Ancestry family trees identify him as Chauncey Willard Alford, married Elizabeth Baccus (1808–1875).

            In 1850, the family is in Hamburg, Calhoun Co., IL: C.W. Alford, 35 CT; Elizabeth 41 OH, Tracy 14 OH, Volney 11 OH, Calphurnia 8 OH, Plyny L. 6 OH, and Smith 3 IL.

            From Illinois Marriages, 1851–1900 (Ancestry): Elizabeth Alford married James Walden on 6 Apr 1854 in Massac Co., IL.

            In 1860, Elizabeth, her son, and stepson are in Massac Co., IL: Elizabeth Waldron 53 OH, J.S. Waldron 15 OH, and Smith A. Alford 12 IL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Chauncey Willard 1815 CT1, Roswell B. 1790 MA2, Amasa 1764 MA3, Elijah 1732 CT4, Josiah 1696 CT5, Josiah 1649 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1598 England8.

 

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CHESTER EUGENE HALFORD

 

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Chester and Hallie Lovelace Halford and their children

Standing, daughters: Odessa, Verneva, Eithal, Inez, Eugenia, Angie, Oneida

Seated: Chester Eugene Halford, Hallie Mae Lovelace Halford, their son Errott

Photo from calistajade’s “… Halford … Family Tree” (Ancestry); also owned by Verneva’s daughter Sue Neal – used with permission

 

RAMSEY NEWS-JOURNAL

Ramsey, Fayette Co., IL—19 November 1970

 

WELL KNOWN FARMER OF N. HURRICANE DIES

 

            Chester E. Halford, 86, retired Bingham farmer, died at 8 p.m. Saturday, November 14, in Pana Community hospital, after a few days illness.

            He was born Dec. 17, 1883 in North Hurricane Township, a son of John Riley and Florence Jane Cauble Halford.

            On November 22, 1902, he was married to Hallie Lovelace at Bingham. They have lived on a farm north of Bingham, and they would have been married 68 years next Sunday. He became a member of Parkview Free Methodist Church in Vandalia, after Halfords Chapel was closed.

            He is survived by his wife; one son, Errott, Ramsey; daughters, Mrs. Cecil (Inez) Wilson, Mrs. Lindell (Eithal) Hoffman and Mrs. Hans (Eugenia) Sprague, all of Ramsey; Mrs. Elbert (Angie) Cole, Tampico; Mrs. Walter (Verneva) Greenwalt, McAllen, Texas; Mrs. William (Oneida) Moreland, Princeton; 23 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; four great-great- grandchildren; half brother, John Merriman, Fillmore; step-sister, Mrs. Easton (Mattie) Hicks, Hillsboro.

            One daughter, Mrs. Odessa Wilson, preceded him in death in 1942.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Ramsey United Methodist Church with Rev. Herbert Coats officiating, assisted by Rev. Earl Myers and Mr. Dick Mayer. Mrs. Homer Outhouse was organist and Mrs. Velda Merriman and Mrs. Mary Applegate were vocalists. Burial was made in the Ramsey Cemetery with Miller Funeral Home in charge.

 

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Photo from Ramsey Cemetery, Ramsey, Fayette Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, George & Sue Neal

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Chester Halford (SS# issued in IL) was born 21 Dec 1883 [different than obituary] and died _____ Nov 1970, last residence Bingham, Fayette Co., IL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Hallie Mae Lovelace Halford; and children Angie Lois Halford Cole, Eithal Marie Halford Hoffman, Errott John Richard Halford, Eugenia Mae “June” Halford Sprague Fisher, Florence Verneva Halford Greenwalt Roberts, Inez Mae Halford Wilson, and Odessa Millicent Halford Cothern Wilson in this compilation.

            His HALFORD lineage: Chester Eugene 1883 IL1, John Riley 1855 IL2, James McCallister Bradley 1824 TN3, Jonathan Adkinson 1800 NC4, John 1765 NC5, John 1748 NC6, John 1690 NC7, John 1640 NC8, Thomas 1614 England9.

 

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CHRISTINE RUCKER GOSA ALFORD

 

LAKE COUNTY NEWS-SUN

Waukegon, Lake Co., IL—Thursday, 8 December 2011

 

AlfordChristine

 

            Alford, Christine Age 82, of North Chicago, IL departed this life on Friday, December 2nd, 2011 at Vista East Hospital, Waukegan, IL.

            She was born September 9th, 1929 to Elvira and Charlie Rucker in Sledge, Mississippi. Christine was married to Willie Gosa and a son named Larry was born to that union. A member of Mount Moriah Christian Center, Waukegan, IL, Christine served under Bishop Solomon Smith for 41 years. She was also on the Mothers Board. Prior to retierment she was employed for many years with Downey VA Medical Center and also Highland Park Hospital.

            Survivors include her brother Jesse (Juanita) Love, Bristol, IN; sister Bernice Whitaker, Jersey City, NJ; 4 nieces, Akita Woodford, of Downington, PA, Jada Love of Scottsdale, AZ, Darya Stokes of Plainfield, NJ and Arneé Williams, Glenwood, IL; Three nephews Reverend André Love, Grand Rapids, MI, Dirk Whitaker, Plainfield, NJ and Kelby Love of Scottsdale, AZ. Christine also had a devoted cousin Pearl Strawn of Wadsworth, IL as well as other cousins and dear friends.

            Christine is preceded in death by her father, Charlie Rucker and her step-father Roger Love, her mother Elvira Love, a son Larry Gosa also her brother Roger Love, Jr.

            Services will be held December 8th at Mt. Moriah Christian Center, 524 10th St., Waukegan, IL. Wake will start at 10 with funeral at 11.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Christine Alfrod [sic] (SS# issued in TN), last residence not listed.

 

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CLARENCE WALWORTH ALVORD

 

[He died in Italy and lived in several states, but he spent most of his career in IL.]

 

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE

New Orleans, LA—Saturday, 28 January 1928

 

AMERICAN HISTORIAN AND TEACHER IS DEAD

CLARENCE W. ALVORD WROTE BOOK ON MISSISSIPPI VALLEY IN BRITISH HISTORY

(By The Associated Press)

 

DIANO MARINA, ITALY, Jan. 27.—Professor Clarence W. Alvord 59 years old, American historian and university professor, is dead here. The body will be taken to the United States.

            Professor Clarence W. Alvord was born at Greenfield, Mass., in 1868, and became an instructor at the Milton, Mass., academy in 1891. Later he went to the University of Illinois where he taught history from 1901 to 1920. From 1920 until 1923 he was Professor of history at the University of Minnesota.

            He was the editor of many historical documents and author of a book on the Mississippi Valley in British Politics. He was awarded the Loubat prize in 1917. He contributed to numerous periodicals. His forum in recent years has been at the American University Union in Paris.

 

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SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN

Springfield, Hampden Co., MA— Saturday, 28 January 1928

 

PROFESSOR, FORMER GREENFIELD MAN, DIES

 

DIANO MARINA, ITALY, Jan. 27—(AP)—Prof Clarence W. Alvord, 59, American historian and university professor, is dead here. The body will be transported to Genoa and then to the United States.

            Prof Clarence W. Alvord was born at Greenfield, Mass., in 1868, and was an instructor at the Milton (Mass.) academy, in 1891. Later he went to the University of Illinois, where he taught history from 1901 to 1920. From 1920 until 1923 he was professor of history at the University of Minnesota.

 

Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Palmyra, Marion Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, K. Quentin Bremmer

 

AAFA NOTES: Clarence was the son of Daniel Wells Alvord and his second wife, Caroline Betts Dewey.

            See the obituary of his first wife, Jennie Frances Parrott Blanchard Alvord, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his half-siblings Caroline Matilda Clapp Alvord Sherman and Henry Elijah Alvord in District of Columbia Obituaries.

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

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Alexander Alvord and Mary Vore.

            His ALVORD lineage: Clarence Walworth 1868 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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CLYDE MELVILLE ALVORD

 

CHILLICOTHE BULLETIN

Chillicothe, Peoria Co., IL—_____ April 1985

 

            Clyde M. Alvord, 94, of 13331 N. Route 29, died April 22 at Parkhill skilled Nursing Facility.

            Born Oct. 21, 1890, in Medina Township to Ivan M and Louisa Perry, he married Emma Kienast on Dec. 26, 1912 in Medina Township. She preceded him in death, as did one sister.

            A farmer all his adult life, he was a member of Peoria County Farm Bureau, odd fellows Lodge of Chillicothe and Trinity Temple of Peoria.

            Surviving are two daughters, Thelma A. Alvord and Mrs. Martha Daum of Chillicothe; two grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services were Held Thursday at Weber Funeral Home. The Rev. B.G. Drake Jr. officiated. Burial was in the Chillicothe City Cemetery.

 

Photos from Chillicothe City Cemetery, Chillicothe, Peoria Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dan Ryan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ April 1985) dates of Clyde Alvord (SS# issued in IL), last residence Chillicothe, Peoria Co., IL.

            See the obituaries of his daughters Martha F. Alvord Daum and Thelma L. Alvord in this compilation.

            His lineage, from several family trees at Ancestry: Clyde Melville 1890 IL1, Ivan Maples 1859 OH2, John Jacob 1824 NY3, David 1788 CT4, Alexander 1767 CT5.

 

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CORNELIA BIGELOW RANDALL ALFORD

Great-Great-Grandmother of Jean Ward Shadid, AAFA #0816, and Kathleen Skinner Hawkinson, AAFA #1489

 

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Photo from her Find A Grave memorial, posted by Daniel L. Carpenter

 

PLATTSBURGH SENTINEL

Plattsburgh, Clinton Co., NY—3 February 1893

 

            Cornelia B. Alford, wife of W.J. Alford, died at Cropsey, Ill., Dec. 14, 1892, after a brief illness.

            Mrs. Alford was born at Plattsburgh, N.Y., in the year 1824, being, when she died, sixty-eight years old. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Randall, and was the youngest of a large family of children. In the year 1839, she was married to W.J. Alford, of Plattsburgh, N.Y. She came with her husband to Illinois in the year 1852. They settled first in Kendall county, then in the year 1861, moved into the vicinity of Cropsey, McLean county, Illinois, where she spent the remainder of her life.

            She was the mother of nine children, two of whom are dead. The remaining seven are Mrs. Hannah Skinner, Lucina Hayes of Francisville, Ind., Mrs. Emily Johnson, of Melvin, Ill., Messrs. Seth R., L.W. [Lorenzo Warren], Allen, and George Alford, of Cropsey, and W.J. Alford, her husband, who still survive her.

            She united with the M.E. church at ten years of age and for fifty-eight years has been a faithful and consistent Christian, a loving wife and mother, and a woman loved and admired by all her neighbors.

 

 

Photo from Graceland Cemetery, Fairbury, Livingston Co., IL —www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lloyd Smith

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her son Seth R. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her son Allen L. Alford in California Obituaries; and her son Lorenzo Warren Alford in Indiana Obituaries.

            Cornelia was the wife of Wesley J. Alford (1820–1913), who was the son of Ashley Owen Alford and Elizabeth Baker.

            Her gravestone says she was born 17 March 1823.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Wesley J. 1820 NY1, Ashley Owen 1770 VT2, Benedict 1716 CT3, Benedict 1688 CT4, Jeremiah 1655 CT5, Benedict 1619 England6, Thomas 1598 England7.

 

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DARREL HARRY ALFORD

 

DAILY JOURNAL

Kankakee, Kankakee Co., IL—Wednesday, 12 April 2006

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2010

 

            Darrel H. Alford, 77, of Kankakee, died Monday (April 10, 2006). Visitation will be from 9 a.m. Friday until the 10 a.m. funeral services at Laird Funeral Home in Elgin. Burial, with honors, will follow at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood.

            Mr. Alford was born Dec. 13, 1928, in Vienna [Johnson Co.], the son of Harry and Aline (Ryan) Alford. He served during the Korean Conflict in the U.S. Army.

            Surviving are two sons and one daughter-in-law, Timothy Alford of Kaneville, Ronald and Ingrid Alford of South Elgin; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; nine brothers and sisters, Glenda, Roger, Russell, Agnes, Ralph, Helen, Jack, Virgil and Virginia; and many nieces and nephews.

            One sister, Dorothy; and two brothers, George and Wayne, are deceased.

 

Photo from Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Will Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Sherry Ellen Wells - babysis2@juno.com – emailed 5/7/2012 – again 6/17/2013 – LM on bio page 3/8/2015 – no activity

Taken by photographer Sherry Ellen Wells

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates Darrel H. Alford (SS# issued in IL), last residence Cicero, Cook Co., IL.

            See the obituary of his brother George D. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Ralph Alford in Wisconsin Obituaries.

            His middle name is from his Find A Grave memorial.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Darrel Harry 1928 IL1, Harry 1905 IL2, Harmon Andrew 1873 KY3, Andrew West 1841 MS4.

 

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DAVID ALFORD

 

THE PANTAGRAPH

Bloomington, McLean Co., IL—Saturday, 14 February 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

DANVERS—David Alford, 75, of R.R. 2, Danvers, died at 9:14 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 12, 1998) at his home. He had been ill. His graveside service will be scheduled at Elzey [sic: Ellzey] Cemetery, Vardaman [Calhoun Co.], Miss., by Southern Funeral Home, Houston, Miss. Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington, has charge of local arrangements.

 

 

Photos from Ellzey Cemetery, Vardaman, Calhoun Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jan Cook-Houston

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that David Alford (SS# issued in IL) was born 20 Oct 1922, last residence Danvers, McLean Co., IL.

            He is probably the Dave J. Alford, age 7, listed on the 1930 census in Jackson, Hinds Co., MS, with his parents, Dave and Suzy Alford, and his siblings Ruth 6 and Sam 4. This is an African-American family, all born in MS.

 

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DAVID LEWIS ALFORD

Great-grandfather of Robert Scott Alford, AAFA #0873

 

Photo from Robert Scott Alford, AAFA #0873

 

TRUE REPUBLICAN

Sycamore, DeKalb Co., IL—Saturday, 24 January 1920

 

FUNERAL D.L. ALFORD AT BELVIDERE WEDNESDAY

FORMER RESIDENT OF SYCAMORE DIED ON SUNDAY LAST OF PNEUMONIA FOLLOWING LONG PERIOD OF FAILING HEALTH

 

            The funeral of David Louis Alford was held at two o’clock on Wednesday afternoon at the house and at 2:30 o’clock at the Methodist church in Belvidere [Boone Co.]. The services were conducted by Rev. A.H. Smith. The I.O.O.F. were in charge and furnished the bearers. Accompanied by friends of the deceased, the remains were taken to Cropsey [McLean Co.], Ill., where the interment occurred.

            Mr. Alford, who was a well-known and highly esteemed resident of Sycamore for some four years and occupied the Rene [or Renet?] Court farm, northeast of town, passed from this life on Sunday afternoon at the family home on East avenue in Belvidere after a sickness of four days of pneumonia. He suffered two operations last fall and had not regained his health.

            There survive his wife, two sons and one daughter. The son by his first wife is Rev. Charles B. Alford of Chestertown, N.Y. The son by the second marriage is Irving Samuel Alford of Paxton, Ill., and the daughter is Mrs. John Elliott of Sibley, Ill. A brother Samuel, of Mooers Forks, N.Y., also remains. A daughter died just before the family moved to Belvidere.

            Mr. Alford was born in Schuyler Falls, N.Y., January 2, 1849, and had therefore just passed his 71st birthday anniversary. The family formerly resided in Cropsey, Ill., and moved to Sycamore, where they lived four years. They then went to Garden Prairie, residing there eight years, and became residents of Belvidere one year ago.

 

Photo from Cropsey Cemetery, Cropsey, McLean Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tony Cannon

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his daughter Flora Frances Alford Howe; and father Ransom Constantine Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his son Charles Burdick Alford, and grandsons Charles Edmund Alford, Culver Bernard Alford, and David Burton Alford in New York Obituaries; and grandson Irving Scott Alford in Connecticut Obituaries.

            AAFA records and all online family trees spell his middle name Lewis.

            Robert Scott Alford, AAFA #0873, manages a website, Our Tree of Life, about his ancestors, including David Lewis Stockwell Alford and his two wives, Elizabeth Phoebe Burdick and Ada Haynes. It includes details about the lives of his ancestors and relatives as well as numerous photos. See especially the biography of David Lewis Stockwell Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: David Lewis 1849 NY1, Ransom Constantine 1818 VT2, Ashley Owen 1770 VT3, Benedict 1716 CT4, Benedict 1688 CT5, Jeremiah 1655 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1598 England8.

 

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DAVID MICHAEL ALVORD

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

Chicago, Cook Co., IL—Saturday, 17 January 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

            David Michael Alvord, age 19, [died] suddenly, beloved son of David L. and Nancy (nee Chudy), loving brother of Michelle (Ralph) Sidorowicz and Kimberly Alvord, loved grandson of Sophie Chudy, uncle of Bryan Wiersma. Prayers 9 a.m., Monday, at the Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Hts. Rd..., Arlington Hts. to St. Francis Catholic Church, Rt. 22 & Buesching Rd., Lake Zurich for Mass at 10 a.m.... Entombment All Saints Mausoleum....

 

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DENVER POST

Denver, CO—Friday, 16 January 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

            David Michael Alvord formerly of Highlands Ranch, of Naperville, IL. Son of David and Nancy Alvord. Brother of Michelle (Ralph) Sidorowicz, Kimberly Alvord. Grandson of Sophie Chudy. Visitation, Friday, 4:00 to 6:30 p.m. at St. John Regis Chapel. Vigil Service, Friday, 6:30 p.m., Regis University Cafeteria, 52nd & Lowell Blvd. Parking Lot # 4. (Federal Blvd).

 

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DAILY HERALD

Arlington Heights, Cook Co., IL—Friday, 16 January 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

            David M. Alvord, 19, died Wednesday, Jan. 14. Arrangements were made by Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., Arlington Heights, IL (847) 253-0168.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that David M. Alvord (SS# issued in IL) was born 12 April 1978, last residence not listed.

 

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DEBORAH RAE ALFORD

Cousin of Thomas L. Epich, AAFA #1391

 

Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by: Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home

Crystal Lake, IL—_____ July 2008

 

Ms Deborah Rae Alford

 

            Deborah Rae Alford, known as “Debbi” to her family and “Rae” to her friends and co-workers, passed away Friday, July 4, 2008, after a hard-fought four-year battle with cancer.

            Born August 6, 1953, in Chicago, Deborah arrived as the first of her parents’ four children. She was family-oriented—especially doting on her niece and nephews—and cultivated many friendships. Deborah served as a Eucharistic Minister for her church and had interests in sewing, crocheting, reading, and culinary arts. She also thoroughly enjoyed honing her shopping skills.

            Deborah graduated from Hillcrest High School in Country Club Hills and proceeded to Rosary College, now known as Dominican University. She earned both her Bachelor and Master of Library Science degrees. As her career progressed she was a school librarian for the St. Rita, Cicero, and Wauconda school districts, as well as a librarian at Oak Lawn Public Library. For the past six years she managed the Library Collections Department for Follett Library Resources.

            She is survived by her mother Ann Alford of Algonquin, brother Gregory Alford of Schaumburg, sister Staci (Brian) Foss of Palatine, brother Todd (Paula Hudd) Alford of Geneva, niece Jeannelle Alford, nephews Hudd Alford and Kevin Foss.

            She was preceded in death by her father Ray Alford on January 20, 2008.

            Visitation will be from 4 to 8pm, Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Avenue, Crystal Lake.

            Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:30am, Wednesday, July 9, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 451 W. Terra Cotta Avenue, Crystal Lake.

            For those wishing to make an expression of condolence the family suggests donations to St. Thomas the Apostle Church.

            For information call Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home at 815-459-1760.

 

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CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Chicago, Cook Co., IL—Sunday, 6 July 2008

 

            Deborah Rae Alford, age 54, of Prairie Grove passed away July 4, after a long battle with cancer.

            She was a school librarian for the St. Rita, Cicero, and Wauconda school districts, and a librarian at Oak Lawn Public Library. For the past six years she managed the Library Collections Department for Follett Library Resources.

            Loving daughter of Ann Alford; beloved sister of Gregory Alford, Staci (Brian) Foss, and Todd (Paula) Alford; doting aunt of Jeannelle and Hudd Alford, and Kevin Foss.

            Preceded in death by her father, Ray Alford.

            Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m., Tuesday, July 8, at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Funeral Mass at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 9, at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 451 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. For information call the funeral home at 815-459-1760. Visit www.mem.com.

 

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Photo from Saint Marys Cemetery, Huntley, McHenry Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sam

 

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

            See the obituaries of her parents, Raymond Patrick Alford and Annabelle Lee Lampe Alford, in this compilation.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Bailey Alford & Nancy Williams. Bailey is also known as Ira Bailey.

            Her lineage: Deborah Rae 1953 IL1, Raymond Patrick 1929 IL2, Murray Childs 1896 TX3, Alsey 1884 TX4, Mac Jimpsey Anderson 1830 TN5, Alsey 1802 NC6, Ira Bailey 1781 NC7, Isaac 1748 NC8, Julius 1717 VA9, James 1687 VA10, John 1645 VA11.

 

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DEBRA SUE HECKMAN HALFORD

 

[Although Debra died in AZ, we are including her obituary here because IL was her home.]

 

STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER

Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL—Sunday, 25 August 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

TAYLORVILLE—Debra Sue Halford, 43, of Taylorville [Christian Co., IL] died Wednesday [August 21] at Flagstaff Medical Center, Flagstaff, Ariz.

            Survivors: husband, Barry of Taylorville; a daughter, Rebecca Sue Baer of Taylorville; a brother, Donald G. Heckman of Pocahontas; and a half brother, Raymond Heckman of Greenville.

            Remains will be cremated. Services: 10 a.m. Monday at Shafer Funeral Home in Taylorville.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Debra S. Halford (SS# issued in IL) was born 10 Jan 1953, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her parents-in-law, Vernon Ray Halford and Veda Evelyn Halford, in this compilation.

 

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DENNIS D. ALFORD

 

SOUTHERN ILLINOISAN

Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL—Saturday, 12 May 2012

 

CYPRESS—Dennis D. Alford, 69, passed away at 5:03 a.m. Friday, May 11, 2012, at his home.

            Dennis was born June 6, 1942, in Elgin. He was the son of Henry Alford and Ruby (Brown) Alford.

            Dennis was united in marriage to Lisa Young on June 14, 2001, in Kankakee. She survives.

            Other survivors include his daughter, Jennifer and Kenton Schuh of Phoenix, Ariz.; his stepchildren, Tyrone and Christine Turner of Kentucky, Mario Mendez of Cypress, Laquesha and Tomele Staples of Kankakee, Sophia Mendez of Kankakee and Thomas Turner of Indiana; three grandchildren, Braden Schuh, Tierney Schuh and Zachary Brady; 11 stepgrandchildren, Tyler Turner, Marcus Mendez, Kelvontte Bell, Keelan Bell, Daylan Staples, Christian Whalum, Malik Baskin, Payton Baskin, Tiffany Cyrier, Deanna Turner and Brittany Turner; stepgreat-granddaughter, Charlie Sue Chillemi; sister, Janet and Jim Hayden of Paducah; two stepbrothers, Dan Slack and Robert Slack; and stepsisters, Sharon Frasier and Pam Williamson.

            Dennis was preceded in death by his father, Henry Alford; his mother, Ruby Alford Slack; his stepfather, Bonnard Slack; and stepbrother, Michael Slack.

            Dennis had worked as a forklift driver for General Foods in Kankakee for several years prior to his retirement. He also had been employed by Space Center Chicago, located in Kankakee, for seven years.

            Dennis was of Methodist faith.

            He enjoyed bird watching, especially hummingbirds. Additionally, Dennis enjoyed bowling and hunting. He was a motorcycle enthusiast and was a member of the Harley Davidson Rider’s Club.

            In accordance with his wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral services.

            Memorials may be made to the ALS Foundation, 1275 K. Street, NW, Suite 1050, Washington, DC 20005.

            To share a memory of Dennis or to leave an online message of condolence, visit www.baileyfh.com.

 

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

            See the obituary of his mother, Ruby L. Brown Alford Slack, in this compilation.

 

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DENSON L. ALFORD

 

OPELIKA-AUBURN NEWS

Opelika, Lee Co., AL—Friday, 25 January 2008

 

            Funeral services for Denson L. Alford, 67 of Aurora, IL (formerly of LaFayette, AL) will be Saturday, January 26, 2008 at Bell Chapel United Methodist Church of LaFayette at 2:00 p.m…. Burial will be in the church cemetery….

            Mr. Denson was born January 20, 1940 in Chambers County, Alabama and passed away January 15, 2008 at Provena Mercy Medical Center in Aurora, IL. He was a member of Kingdom Embassy of Aurora, IL.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Sondra Alford of Aurora, IL; daughters, Brenda (Robert) Pryor of Chicago, IL Lawonna (Byron) Berry, Sacora (Herman) Randle; sisters, Maudie Ruth Alford of LaFayette, AL and Jeanette (Jewel) Thompson of Lanett, AL; brothers, Kenneth Alford of LaFayette, AL and Cleophus Alford of Atlanta, GA and nine grandchildren.

            Silmon/Seroyer Funeral Home, LLC of LaFayette is directing....

 

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AURORA BEACON-NEWS

Aurora, Kane Co., IL—17 January 2008

 

            Denson L. Alford age 67, of Aurora, IL passed away Tuesday January 15th, 2008 at Provena Mercy Hospital.

            He was born on January 20th 1940 in LaFayette, AL.

            Denson was a long time resident of Aurora, IL and was loved and cherished by his wife, Sondra K. Alford and his daughters, Brenda (Robert) Pryor, LaDonna McNeal, LaWonna (Byron) Berry, and SaCora (Herman) Randle.

            Denson was preceded in death by his parents, Maude Alford and Roy Silmon; also a niece, Kyle Antrese Alford.

            Visitation will be held from 9am-11am, Saturday, January 19 at Family and Faith Christian Church 250 E. Indian Trail Rd. Aurora, IL with the funeral to follow. The burial will be held in LaFayette, AL. All flowers may be sent to Family and Faith Christian Church.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Denson L. Alford (SS# issued in IL), last residence Aurora, Kane Co., IL.

 

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DONALD RAY ALFORD

 

[He died in TX, but we are also including his obituary here because of his close ties to IL]

 

JOURNAL STAR

Peoria, Peoria Co., IL—21 January 2014

 

Donald Alford Obituary

 

PEORIA—Donald Ray Alford, 84, formerly of Peoria, passed away on Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Memorial Hermann Hospital in The Woodlands, Texas.

            Don was born on Sept. 18, 1929, to Walter and Amelia Alford in Peoria, Ill. He was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church in Peoria. He was truly a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and friend. After graduating from Woodruff High School and Bradley University, he was united in marriage to Paula Humphreys on Sept. 16, 1951, also at Grace Lutheran Church.

            He served in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954 at Fort Riley, Kan.

            Don was a high school, college and professional athlete. His name is in the Woodruff High School Hall of Fame, Greater Peoria Sports Hall of Fame and several basketball and baseball Bradley University halls of fame. He became a professional athlete when he signed with the Chicago White Sox as a pitcher in 1954. Don was also an avid golfer and fisherman.

            In Bartonville, Ill., he served on the Monroe School Board. He was named to the board of directors of the Turlock Golf and Country Club in Turlock, Calif., and again at the Interlocken Golf and Country Club in Fairmont, Minn. He also filled several roles at church, including church council and choir. In Fairmont, he was a member of the American Legion.

            Don worked for Armour/Greyhound Foods, which later became ConAgra Foods, from which he retired in 1991.

            He is survived by wife his, Paula Alford; daughter, Cynthia Plummer (Dave); son, David Alford; granddaughter, Kristen Dutka (Mike); and great-grandson Michael. Also surviving are his sister-in-law, Louise Alford; and his God-daughter, Laura Chambers. Many nieces and nephews also survive him.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Walter, Earl and David; his sister, Leah McCumber; and his granddaughter, Sarah Plummer.

            A celebration of Don's life was held at Lord of Life Lutheran Church, 3801 S. Panther Creek Drive, The Woodlands, TX 77381, on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014.

            Condolences may be sent to Paula Alford at 31714 Chapel Rock Lane, Spring, TX 77386.

 

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

            See the obituaries of his sister Leah M. Alford McCumber; and grandfather Orrell Cyrus Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother David Lloyd Alford in Florida Obituaries.

            In 1930, Peoria, Peoria Co., IL, Donald R. Alford, age 6/12, is living with his parents, Walter E. and Amelia Alford, and his siblings Walter C. 7, Earl E. 7, Leah M. 5, and David L. 2-6/12. All were born in IL.

            From Florida Death Index, 1877-1998 (Ancestry): Walter Earl Alford, born 8 Aug 1904, died 8 Dec 1978 in Lee Co., FL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Donald Ray 1929 IL1, Walter Earl 1904 IL2, Orrell Cyrus 1866 IL3, Cyrus Edgar 1837 NY4, Ruel 1801 VT5, Ashley Owen 1770 VT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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DOROTHY ALFORD NELSON YECK

 

JOURNAL STAR

Peoria, Peoria Co., IL—Sunday, 8 December 1991

 

            Dorothy A. “Dee” Yeck, 66, of 4003 N. Grand Blvd. died at 3:05 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6, 1991 [sic: should be Dec. 6, 1991], at Saint Francis Medical Center. Born May 5, 1925, in Fargo, N.D., to Roy and Houri Dikis Alford, she married John F. Yeck Jr. on Dec. 25, 1948, in Peoria. He survives. Also surviving are two sons, Roland Nelson of Edwardsville and John Yeck III of New York; two daughters, Mary Helen Yeck of Pleasant Plains and Susan Dee Yeck of Toledo; one sister, Helen Hays of Woodburn, Ore.; and seven grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one sister.

            She worked for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services and the Florence Crittenton Home. She later was employed for 19 years by the Tazewell-Mason Special Education Cooperative, retiring as chief school social worker in 1987. She was active in the Illinois Association of School Social Workers, where she was named Illinois School Social Worker of the Year in 1986 and held many offices, including president. She also was a foster parent. She was a member of Arcadia Avenue Presbyterian Church.

            Memorial services will be at 7 p.m. Thursday at Wilton Mortuary…. Cremation rites have been accorded. Memorials may be made to the Dee Yeck Scholarship Fund, care of the Illinois Association of School Social Workers, 2208 Western, Mattoon.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death [December 6] dates of Dorothy A. Yeck (SS# issued in IL), last residence not listed.

            We included the obituary of her sister Helen Alford Hays in Oregon Obituaries.

 

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DOROTHY H. ALDRIDGE ALFORD

 

STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER

Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL—17 October 2012

 

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SPRINGFIELD—Dorothy Alford of Springfield, IL, passed away on Monday October 15, 2012.

            She was born to Harry S. & Hildur Stranger Aldridge in Highland Park Illinois on May 9th 1920.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jim, and her sister Louise Aldridge of Evanston IL.

            Dorothy attended Northwestern University and graduated with honors in Bachelor of Arts in Education, and later graduated from Clark University with a Masters degree in Education. In 1942 she volunteered for the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps. She was promoted through the W.A.A.C.’s and attended officers candidate school. Attaining the rank of Second Lieutenant, she was then transferred to the Women’s Army Auxiliary Air Force and was promoted to the rank of Captain where she served on General MacArthur’s Pacific Command staff as a Japanese translator. After World War 2, accepting a teaching position she relocated to Tremont Illinois and met the love of her life, James “Jim” Alford.

            Married in 1950 they later moved to Springfield where Dorothy taught at Laketown Elementary School until her retirement in 1973. Dorothy was a highly accomplished amateur golfer, avid stamp collector and easily earned the love, respect and admiration of all she had become acquainted with.

            Dorothy is fondly remembered by her cousins, Alfred Aldridge and family of Libertyville IL., Susan MacMillan and family of Lake Bluff IL., Helen Anne Bolger & Merlyn Melady of Toronto Canada, her close personal friends, Henny DeBruin, Donald (Hoot) Day, the Staley family and many other second cousins, friends, her students, and neighbors.

            A graveside service will be held at 11:30am on Saturday October 20, 2012 at Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family will meet friends from 10-11:00am Saturday just prior to graveside services at Bisch and Son Funeral Home, 505 East Allen Street. Memorial contributions in lieu of flowers may be sent to the Animal Protective League of Springfield & Sangamon County, 1001 Taintor Rd. Springfield IL. 62702 as Dorothy always had a place in her heart for her many four legged friends. Please visit the online “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischandsonfuneralhome.com.

 

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Photo from Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, BjJ

 

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

            See the obituary of her husband, James E. Alford, in this compilation.

 

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EARL WAYNE ALFORD

 

THE PANTAGRAPH

Bloomington, McLean Co., IL—Sunday, 4 November 1990

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2010

 

FORREST [Livingston Co.]—Earl Wayne Alford, 45, of Forrest, died at 7:05 a.m. yesterday (Nov. 3, 1990) at his home. Death was due to natural causes, according to the Livingston County coroner’s office.

            His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury [Livingston Co.], the Rev. George Hiland officiating. Burial will be in St. John’s Catholic Church Cemetery, Fairbury.

            Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at the memorial home with a prayer service at 8 o’clock.

            Mr. Alford was born Sept. 23, 1945, in Beaver Dam, Ky., a son of William Earl and Gray Alford. He married Carol Nolan on Oct. 18, 1969, in Pontiac. She survives.

            Other survivors include his father, Fairbury; a son, John William, at home; a daughter, Wendy Renee, at home; and a brother, Glenn, Saunemin.

            He was preceded in death by his mother.

            Mr. Alford has been a Forrest resident for six years and was a Fairbury resident from 1970 to 1984. He was employed by Hoffman Tool and Die and Technical Metals Inc., both in Fairbury, for 16 years.

            A memorial fund has been established for Mr. Alford’s children.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his father, William Earl Alford, in this compilation.

            For more information on his family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of William Alford and Mary Miller.

            His lineage: Earl Wayne 1945 KY1, William Earl 1926 KY2, Chester Lee 1902 KY3, Delaney 1871 KY4, Wilson L. “Cap” 1840 KY5, William 1804 VA6, William 1775 VA7.

 

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EDDIE BOB ALFORD

 

STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER

Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL—Saturday, 20 September 2003

 

HAVANA [Mason Co.]—Eddie Bob Alford, 54, of Havana died on Thursday, September 18, 2003, in Havana.

            He was born on October 8, 1948, in Canton, the son of Ed and Laura Shafer Alford. He was the owner and operator of the Pub Tavern in Havana.

            Surviving are several aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews.

            Cremation rites were accorded and a private family memorial service was held at a later date. Hurley Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

 

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JOURNAL STAR

Peoria, Peoria Co., IL— Saturday, 20 September 2003

 

HAVANA—Eddie Bob Alford, 54, of 17528 N. Sherwood Forest died at 9:12 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, 2003, at 212 W. Main St.

            He was born Oct. 8, 1948, in Canton to Ed and Laura Shafer Alford.

            Surviving are Jason Johnson of Oakford, whom he helped raise.

            He was preceded in death by one brother and Dixie Johnson, with whom he had made his home.

            He owned and operated the Pub Tavern in Havana.

            Cremation will be accorded and a private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are by Hurley Funeral Home, Havana.

 

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

            See the obituary of his mother, Laura Louise Shafer Alford, in this compilation.

 

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EDITH MAE ALFORD SIMMONS

 

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Photo from Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home

 

VINCENNES SUN-COMMERCIAL

Vincennes, Knox Co., IN—Wednesday, 7 January 2015

 

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ill.—Edith Mae Alford Simmons, 87, of Lawrenceville, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend, passed away on Friday, Jan. 2, 2015, surrounded by her loving family.

            Edith was born on Dec. 21, 1927 and was the eighth of 16 children born to Arnold and Leona (Crawford) Alford in Lawrenceville. She shared many happy memories with her sisters and brothers. Edith moved to Bloomington, Ill., right after high school and began a career at State Farm Insurance, which would last 36 years as a certified public secretary.

            While in Bloomington, she met the love and heart of her life, George "Jesse" Simmons. They were married June 24, 1951, and spent 58 wonderful years together before he passed away Jan. 28, 2010. They were never separated in life, and now will be together forever.

            Edith enjoyed her time at State Farm, but family and church were her main loves. She was a devoted member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings. After retirement, she moved with her husband back to Lawrenceville. During their time there, they delivered meals to the elderly and volunteered at the Sign of the Kingdom. Edith and Jesse made almost yearly trips to Utah to visit their children and grandchildren and spent many happy times with family.

            Edith's survivors include Linda Fiack and her husband, Robert, Steven Simmons and his wife, Lis, and Jeannette Simmons; nine grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; four brothers; and four sisters.

            She was preceded in death by her sweetheart, Jesse; infant daughter Connie Lou; her parents; and six siblings.

            Services for Edith will be1 p.m. CST Friday at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville. Visitation will be from noon CST until the hour of services Friday at the funeral home. Interment will be at May Chapel Cemetery. The family would like to express appreciation for the people at Legacy House for their care and concern.

            Online condolences may be made at http://www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com.

 

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

            See the obituaries of her sisters Betty Evelyn Alford Proffitt and Mary L. Alford Selby Robinson in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Robert Ray Alford in Indiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Edith Mae 1927 IL1, Arnold Hobert 1898 IN2, Thomas 1872 IN3, George Hoge 1842 VA4, Charles 1801 VA5, John 1768 VA6, Thomas 1736 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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EDWARD BESTOR ALFORD

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER

Rockford, Winnegabo Co., IL—Monday, 4 January 1937

 

SAVANNA [Carroll Co.], Jan. 4—Edward B. Alford, 76, died at his home in Chestnut Park at 7 a.m. Saturday [January 2]. He had been ill for a month of heart disease.

            Mr. Alford was born in Wisconsin Feb. 19, 1860.

            Surviving are the widow; two daughters, Mrs. Lela Merritt, Sutherland, Ia., and Mrs. Mildred Scobey, Clinton, Ia., and a son, Milo Alford of Savanna. There are also three stepchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his son Milo Clifford Alford in this compilation.

            Edward Alford is buried in Row 17, Oak Hill Cemetery, Mount Carroll, Carroll Co., IL, according to cemetery records. However, his plot does not have a gravestone.

            From IL Deaths: Edward Alford, born 19 Feb 1861 in Portage, WI, the son of Milo Alford and Eliza Mills. He died 2 Jan 1937 in Savanna, Carroll Co., IL. His wife is Mary M. Alford.

            From Wisconsin Marriages, 1835–1900 (Ancestry): Edward Bestor Alford married Nora E. Warfield on 30 April 1884 in Grant Co., WI.

            From Wisconsin Marriages, 1836–1930 (FamilySearch.org): Edward B. Alford married Lizzie Forester on 27 May 1896 in Grant Co., WI. Groom’s parents are Miles C. Alford and Eliza Mills. Bride’s parents are William Forester and Anna Hollands.

            In 1900, Edward is listed in York, Carroll Co., IL, as B. Edward Alfred, age 39 born Feb 1861 in WI. He is widowed and has 4 children in his household: Leeta B. 14, Nina 5, Milo 3, and Millie 3.

            In 1910 Edward Alfred is age 45 b. WI, divorced, living in York, Carroll Co., IL, with his twins, Milo and Mildred, age 13.

            In 1920 Edward B. Alfred and his wife Phoebe A. Alfred, are living in Mount Carroll, Carroll Co., IL, with Edward’s twin children, Milo and Mildred. Next door is a Warfield family.

            In 1930 Edward B. Alford, age 70 b. WI, is living with his wife Phoebe A. Alford, 70 b. OH, in Savanna, Carroll Co., IL.

            An extensive biography has been added to the Find A Grave memorial of Edward’s father, Milo C. Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Edward Bestor 1861 WI1, Milo C. 1817 PA2, Oliver 1795 VT3, Oliver 1767 VT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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EITHAL MARIE HALFORD HOFFMAN

 

Miller Funeral Home

Ramsey, Fayette Co., IL—_____ March 2012

 

Eithal M. Hoffman

 

            Eithal M. Hoffman, 97, of Ramsey, IL, died on Sunday, March 25, 2012 at Fayette Co. Hospital, ER in Vandalia, IL. Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at Miller Funeral Home in Ramsey, IL with Rev. Norris Price officiating. Burial will follow at Ramsey Cemetery in Ramsey, IL….

            Eithal was born on November 1, 1914, in Bingham, IL, the daughter of Chester Eugene and Hallie Mae (Lovelace) Halford. She married George "Lindel" Hoffman on September 28, 1936 in Ramsey, IL. Lindel passed away on April 30, 1984.

            Eithal was a Homemaker, member of First United Methodist Church, Ramsey, IL, former member of O.E.S., Ben Hur Literary Club & Fayette County Home Extension.

            She is survived by 1 Son: John Hoffman & Nancy, Alabaster, AL; 1 Daughter: Linda Hoffman, Lake Forest, IL; 2 Sisters: Verneva Roberts, Vandalia, IL & Oneida Moreland, Princeton, IL; 2 Grandsons: Greg & Mark Hoffman; 3 Step Grandchildren: Lecia Sutherlin, David & Mark Brown; 4 Great Grandchildren & 5 Step Great Grandchildren.

            Preceded in death by Parents, Husband, 1 Brother: Errott Halford, 4 Sisters: Inez Wilson, Angie Cole, Odessa Wilson, Eugenia Fisher.

 

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Photo from Ramsey Cemetery, Ramsey, Fayette Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, George & Sue Neal

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Eithal Hoffman (SS# issued in IL), last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Chester Eugene Halford and Hallie Mae Lovelace Halford; and siblings Angie Lois Halford Cole, Errott John Richard Halford, Eugenia Mae “June” Halford Sprague Fisher, Florence Verneva Halford Greenwalt Roberts, Inez Mae Halford Wilson, and Odessa Millicent Halford Cothern Wilson in this compilation.

            Her HALFORD lineage: Eithal Marie 1914 IL1, Chester Eugene 1883 IL2, John Riley 1855 IL3, James McCallister Bradley 1824 TN4, Jonathan Adkinson 1800 NC5, John 1765 NC6, John 1748 NC7, John 1690 NC8, John 1640 NC9, Thomas 1614 England10.

 

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ELBERT HARVEY ALFORD

 

THE PANTAGRAPH

Bloomington, McLean Co., IL—Tuesday, 30 January 1962

 

TREMONT [Tazewell Co.]—The Rev. Elbert H. Alford, 99, a retired Methodist minister, died at 2:30 p.m. Monday [January 29] at Pekin Public Hospital [Tazewell Co.]. His funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Tremont Methodist Church, the Rev. Ronald Colton officiating. Burial will be at Mt. Hope Cemetery at Sibley with graveside rites at 3:30 p.m.

            He was born Jan 19, 1863, in Iroquois County, the son of Stephen and Mary Hayes Alford. He married Mary Bicket at Sibley. She died in 1955.

            Surviving are six grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.

            Two sons, one daughter, a brother and a sister preceded him in death.

            He was a member of the Tremont Methodist Church. He was also the last living founder of the Alpha Iota Chapter of Sigma Chi Fraternity at Illinois Wesleyan University. He was a member of the class of 1887 at IWU….

FAG photo requested 10/19/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Gertrude Bicket Alford; father, Stephen P. Alford; and grandson James E. Alford in this compilation.

            From Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Ancestry): Elbert Harvey Alford was born 19 Jan 1863 in McLean Co., IL, son of Stephen P. Alford and Mary M. Hayes.

 

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THE PANTAGRAPH

Bloomington, McLean Co., IL—Saturday, 12 May 1951

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Elbert Harvey 1863 IL1, Stephen P. 1827 NY2, Ruel 1801 VT3, Ashley Owen 1770 VT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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ELIJAH MARION HALFORD

 

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Photo from his Find A Grave memorial

Posted by his great-grandson Wayne Lee Halford – used with permission

 

RAMSEY NEWS-JOURNAL

Ramsey, Fayette Co., IL—Thursday, 22 February 1945

 

            Elijah Marion Halford, son of J.M.B. and Rachel (Craig) Halford, was born September 26, 1878 in Fayette County, Illinois, and departed this life suddenly February 15, 1945 at 12:15 p.m. at the Woodstock hospital, Woodstock, Ill.

            He was united in marriage to Sarah Dodson on October 4, 1899. To this union were born four children namely, Mrs. Freeda Hastings, Harvel; Kenneth Halford, Bingham; Mrs. Mildred Neece, Greenville; Kermit Halford, Janesville, Wis., who with their mother survive him.

            He is also survived by one sister, Mrs. Jeannette Cole, Greenville, and one brother, Homer S. Halford, of Woodstock.

            Preceding him in death were seven brothers, Addkison, Huston, Vincent, John, William, Jimmy and his twin brother, Elisha, and three sisters, namely, Mrs. Martha Dilbeck, Mrs. Sarah Sanders and Mary.

            He was converted at an early age and united with the Free Methodist church, with membership at Halford Chapel, to which he remained a faithful member throughout life.

            He spent the greater part of his life on his farm in northern Fayette county, and for the last 4 ½ years he had been manager of the Old Peoples Rest Home at Woodstock, Ill., which in his own words were among the happiest years of his life. He will be greatly missed by the residents of the Home all of which loved him dearly.

            Short services were conducted at the Home in Woodstock Friday morning by Mr. H C. Gensch, Supt. of the Homes.

            Relatives and friends from out-of-town were Mr. and Mrs. Edward Halford and Esther Hoffman, Vandalia; Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Toberman and family, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hopwood, Fillmore; Mr. and Mrs. Loy Smith and Mrs. Lottie Smith, Centralia; Mr. and Mrs. Lowell Halford, Sorento; Mr. and Mrs. Loren Halford, Rockford; Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Halford and Earl and Glen, Mr. Henry Cook, Verna Morell, Mr. and Mrs. Everett Casey, Bingham; Mrs. Minnie Starck, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Glen Glover and Mrs. Helen Couch, Harvel; Mrs. Roy Anderson, Hinckley; Miss Fredrica Spears, Waterman; Mrs. and Mrs. Kermit Halford, Janesville, Wis.; Mr. and Mrs. Homer S. Halford of Woodstock; Dr. and Mrs. H.M. Hastings of Harvel.

            The services were conducted by Rev. W.D. Cochrane assisted by the pastor of the church, Rev. John H. Whiteman, also Rev. Mayhew and Mrs. Gensch. Burial in Mt. Auburn cemetery in Greenville.

 

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Photo from Mount Auburn Cemetery, Greenville, Bond Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, George & Sue Neal

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Sarah Dodson Halford; children Kenneth Earl Halford and Mildred H. Halford Neece; father, James McCallister Bradley Halford; sister Jeannette Wilson Halford Haran Cole; and half-brother Vincent Bluford Halford in this compilation.

            His HALFORD lineage: Elijah Marion 1878 IL1, James McCallister Bradley 1824 TN2, Jonathan Adkinson 1800 NC3, John 1765 NC4, John 1748 NC5, John 1690 NC6, John 1640 NC7, Thomas 1614 England8.

 

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ELMER RALPH ALFORD

Father of Wayne Elmer Alford, AAFA #1364

 

Source unknown (from Obituary Extracts from the Jacksonville, IL Newspapers), but probably:

JACKSONVILLE DAILY JOURNAL

Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL—_____ December 1978

 

            Alford, Elmer Ralph; b: 29 Sep 1911, Clayton, IL; d: 24 Dec 1978, Quincy, IL (Blessing Hospital); bu: Mt. Sterling, IL; m: Eleanor Jackson on 28 Nov 1938 in Palmyra, MO; fa: Ralph Howard Alford; mo: Bessie Warmker. Resident of rural Mt. Sterling, IL.

            Survived by his wife; two sons: Thomas Alford of Quincy and Wayne Alford of Springfield; and three grandchildren.

            Preceded by one son: George; and two grandchildren.

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2012/105/88333074_133453070505.jpgPhoto from Mount Sterling City Cemetery, Mount Sterling, Brown Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Greg Kimberley

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Dec 1978) dates of Elmer Alford (SS# issued in OH), last residence Mount Sterling, Brown Co., IL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Elmer Ralph 1911 IL1, Ralph Howard 1881 IL2, Rollin Woodruff 1855 CT3, Rollin 1822 CT4, Daniel M. 1796 CT5, Samuel 1770 CT6, Pelatiah 1739 CT7, Josiah 1696 CT8, Josiah 1649 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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EMMA CRESS ALFORD

 

KENDALL COUNTY RECORD

Yorkville, Kendall Co., IL—Wednesday, 7 October 1942

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2010

 

            Mrs. Emma Cress Alford passed away Sunday evening [October 4] in the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mrs. And Mrs. Frank Alford, where she had been taken several days ago.

            She was born in Pennsylvania, June 10, 1869, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Cress. She came to Illinois with her parents in 1883, when they located in Plattville.

            She was married to Myron Alford on April 11, 1888, at Plattville. The following children came to bless their home; Frank, Flossie (Mrs. Arnold Day), who passed away in 1932, and Helen Gregory of Oswego. She had two brothers, Milton of Elgin, and Clarence of Aurora, one sister, Mrs. Jennie Tremaine, who passed away in 1917. There are nine grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Mr. Alford preceded his wife in death in 1940.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of the Plattville Methodist church, a member of the Women’s Society of Christian Service, and had completed the course in home nursing of the Red Cross.

            She had served as a nurse in this community and throughout the county, endearing herself in the homes as she cared for the new babe and mother, cheering the convalescent and when the last sad hour of departure came she comforted those who grieved at the passing of a loved one.

            Mrs. Alford, for many years frail in body, revealed a spirit of fortitude and bravery which was an outstanding characteristic of her life. Through days of cruel pain she ever sought to conceal from her loved ones her pangs of suffering. A good fight this wonderful woman fought through all her days. She kept her faith and courage until her call came to dwell in a land where suffering cometh not again.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Plattville Methodist church.... Pall-bearers were Hollis Blackman, Ira Convis, Bert Tremaine, Stanley Naden, Alfred Heap and Lorenzo Fox. Burial was in the family lot in the Plattville cemetery.

 

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

            As of 31 Jan 2012, no gravestone for Emma could be located in Plattville Cemetery.

 

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EMYLEE M. FERGUSON ALFORD

 

EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER

Edwardsville, Madison Co., IL—18 December 2003

 

            Emylee Ferguson Alford, age 82, of Granite City [Madison Co.], died on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2003.

            Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 19, at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road in Granite City.

            Funeral services will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 20, at the funeral home with Rev. Warren Huffines officiating.

            Interment will be at Sunset Hill Memorial Estates in Glen Carbon.

            Memorials are suggested to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

 

The symbol on the left is the fraternal and service organization Women of the Moose (WOTM)

The symbol on the right is probably Granite City Business and Professional Women

 

The symbol is Loyal Order of the Moose: PAP [Purity, Aid, Progress] - LOOM

Photos from Sunset Hill Cemetery, Glen Carbon, Madison Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Michael DeLost

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Emylee M. Alford (SS# issued in AR) was born 19 Sept 1921, last residence Jacksonville, Duval Co., FL.

            Emylee Ferguson married Gordon Alford in Carroll Co., AR, on 16 Sept 1939 [AAFA’s “Alford” Marriages in Arkansas].

            They had at least one daughter, Patricia Alford Bax, who is buried next to them.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of John Alford and Jane McElhattan.

            Her husband’s lineage: Gordon F. 1901 AR1, William Thomas 1879 AR2, Franklin L. 1858 AR3, Thomas H. 1833 TN4, John 1786 NC5.

 

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ERROTT JOHN RICHARD HALFORD

 

Photo from calistajade’s “… Halford … Family Tree” (Ancestry); also owned by his niece Sue Neal – used with permission

 

HERALD & REVIEW

Decatur, Macon Co., IL—Sunday, 13 August 2006

 

RAMSEY [Fayette Co.]—Errott J.R. Halford, 100, of Ramsey died 6:15 p.m. Friday (Aug. 11, 2006) at Asta Care Center, Pontiac. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in Miller Funeral Home, Ramsey.... Burial will be in Ramsey Cemetery. Memorials: First Baptist Church building fund, Ramsey.

            Errott was born Dec. 2, 1905, in rural Bingham, the son of Chester E. and Hallie Mae Lovelace Halford. He married Jessie Sarah Cothern on Sept. 13, 1935, in Ramsey. She preceded him on March 19, 1995.

            He retired from teaching in rural school after more than 20 years. He was also a farmer. He was a member of First Baptist Church, Ramsey and the Retired Teachers Association.

            Surviving are his sons, Richard (Janet) Halford of Pontiac; Ross Dale (Norma Jean) Fish of Ramsey; sisters, Eithal Hoffman, Vernova Roberts and Eugenia Fisher all of Vandalia; Oneida Moreland of Princeton; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren.

            He was preceded by his parents; wife; three sisters; and one great-grandson, Donnie....

 

Photo from Ramsey Cemetery, Ramsey, Fayette Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, George & Sue Neal

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Errott Halford (SS# issued in IL), last residence Pontiac, Livingston Co., IL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Jessie Sarah Cothern Halford; parents, Chester Eugene Halford and Hallie Mae Lovelace Halford; and sisters Angie Lois Halford Cole, Eithal Marie Halford Hoffman, Eugenia Mae “June” Halford Sprague Fisher, Florence Verneva Halford Greenwalt Roberts, Inez Mae Halford Wilson, and Odessa Millicent Halford Cothern Wilson in this compilation.

            His HALFORD lineage: Errott John Richard 1905 IL1, Chester Eugene 1883 IL2, John Riley 1855 IL3, James McCallister Bradley 1824 TN4, Jonathan Adkinson 1800 NC5, John 1765 NC6, John 1748 NC7, John 1690 NC8, John 1640 NC9, Thomas 1614 England10.

 

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ESTELLA VALENTINE EASON ALFORD

 

[Although she died in KY, we are also including her obituary here because of her close ties to IL.]

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR

Rockford, Winnegabo Co., IL—Friday, 4 December 2009

 

 

ROCKFORD—Estella “Moma Stella” Alford, 99, former Rockford resident, departed this earthly life Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, in Louisville, Ky., after a long illness. Born Feb. 19, 1910, the daughter of Pleaz and Eva Eason. Estella lived in Rockford since 1940, coming from West Virginia, moving to Kentucky in 2008. Married Glover Alford; he preceded her in death. Member of New Zion Church for more than 30 years, serving in the senior choir, Voice of Zion and with the Kitchen Committee. She attended schools in Alabama.

            Estella leaves to cherish many loving memories, daughter, Charlene Fletcher; four grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; a host of other relatives and friends.

            Predeceased by daughter, Eva Brown; parents; and brother, Henry Eason.

            Service at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 4, in New Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 604 Salter Ave., with visitation from 9 a.m. to time of service; the Rev. K. Edward Copeland will officiate. Burial in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Arrangements completed by Carl E. Ponds Funeral Home, 2429 W. State St.

 

Photo from Sunset Memorial Gardens, Machesney Park, Winnebago Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sawallisch

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Glover Alford, in this compilation—it provides her middle name.

 

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EUGENE R. ALFORD

 

LAWRENCE JOURNAL-WORLD

Lawrence, Douglas Co., KS—Tuesday, 17 August 2004

 

PEORIA, Ill.—Services for Eugene R. Alford, 87, Peoria, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Parkview United Church of Christ, Peoria. Cremation is planned.

            Mr. Alford died Sunday, Aug. 15, 2004, at his home.

            He was born June 13, 1917, in Lawrence, Kan., the son of Frederick S. and Dorothy Rothwell Alford.

            Mr. Alford graduated from Kansas University with a degree in mechanical engineering. He worked for Caterpillar Inc. for 40 years, retiring in 1981 as an assistant chief engineer in the Mossville plant. He also farmed in Knox County.

            He was a member of the National Rifle Assn., the Republican National Committee, the Society of Automotive Engineers and the Caterpillar Retirees Club.

            He married Muriel E. Simms on May 29, 1943, in Peoria. She survives, of the home.

            Other survivors include one son, Richard, Brimfield; one sister, Areta Meyer, Lawrence, Kan.; one brother, Ted, Perkasie, Penn.; five grandchildren; and six grandchildren.

            A son, Ronald, died earlier....

            Wright & Salmon Mortuary, Peoria, is in charge of arrangements.

 

In another article:

 

JOURNAL STAR

Peoria, Peoria Co., IL—Monday, 16 August 2004

 

            Eugene R. Alford, 87, of Peoria, died on Sunday, August 15, 2004 at his residence in Peoria.

            He was born on June 13, 1917 in Lawrence, KS to Frederick S. and Dorothy Rothwell Alford. He married Muriel E. Simms on May 29, 1943 in Peoria. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a mechanical engineering degree and worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for 40 years. He retired in 1981 as an assistant chief engineer at the Mossville, IL plant. He also farmed in Knox County. He was a member of the Society of Automotive Engineers, the Caterpillar Retirees Club, National Rifle Association, the Republican National Committee, and the Parkview United Church of Christ.

            Survivors include his wife, Muriel; son, Richard (Candy) of Brimfield, IL; sister, Areta Meyer of Lawrence, KS; brother, Ted of Perkasie, PA; five grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

            His son, Ronald, one brother, and one sister preceded him in death....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Eugene R. Alford (SS# issued in KS), last residence Peoria, Peoria Co., IL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Muriel E. Simms Alford; and his son Ronald E. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his siblings Areta Dorothy Alford Powell Meyer, Donald Guy Alford, and Florence E. Alford Watson in Kansas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Eugene R. 1917 KS1, Frederick Stillman 1888 KS2, Fred 1854 CT3, Alfred A. 1812 CT4, Arba 1768 CT5, Nathaniel 1737 CT6, Nathaniel 1698 CT7, Josiah 1649 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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EUGENIA MAE “JUNE” HALFORD SPRAGUE FISHER

 

Photo from calistajade’s “… Halford … Family Tree” (Ancestry); also owned by Verneva’s his niece Sue Neal – used with permission

 

HERALD & REVIEW

Decatur, Macon Co., IL—Wednesday, 15 April 2009

 

VANDALIA—Eugenia Mae Sprague Fisher, 87, Vandalia, formerly of Ramsey, retired teacher, died Monday (April 13, 2009).

            Services: 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Miller Funeral Home, Ramsey….

            Burial: Ramsey Cemetery. Memorials: Parkview Free Methodist Church, Vandalia.

            Member: Parkview Free Methodist Church.

            Survivors: sons, Carl Sprague, Shobonier; Randy Sprague, Vandalia; daughter, Carol Gander, Paolli, Ind.; sisters, Eithal Hoffman and Verneva Greenwalt Roberts, both of Vandalia; Oneida Moreland, Princeton; 14 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren.

            Preceded by: parents; husbands, Hans Emery Sprague and Charles Lee Fisher; one brother; three sisters; and one daughter.

            Online guest book at www.legacy.com/herald-review/Obituaries.asp.

 

Photo from Ramsey Cemetery, Ramsey, Fayette Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, George & Sue Neal

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eugenia M. Fisher (SS# issued in IL) was born 5 March 1922, last residence Vandalia, Fayette Co., IL.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Chester Eugene Halford and Hallie Mae Lovelace Halford; and siblings Angie Lois Halford Cole, Eithal Marie Halford Hoffman, Errott John Richard Halford, Florence Verneva Halford Greenwalt Roberts, Inez Mae Halford Wilson, and Odessa Millicent Halford Cothern Wilson in this compilation.

            From her Find A Grave memorial:

 

            d/o Chester Eugene & Hallie Mae Lovelace Halford

            She married Hans Emery Sprague on July 8, 1942 in St. Charles, MO; he died Jan. 11, 1981. She married Charles Lee Fisher on June 17, 1984; he died Mar. 25, 1990.

            She was a retired teacher & member of Parkview Free Methodist Church in Vandalia, IL.

            She is survived by sons, Carl (Gloria) Sprague, Shobonier & Randy (Patty) Sprague, Vandalia, daughter Carol (Robert) Gander, Paoli, IN, sisters, Eithal Hoffman, Vandalia, Verneva Greenwalt Roberts, Vandalia, & Oneida (Bill) Moreland, Princeton, 14 grandchildren, & 23 great grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, 2 husbands, a brother, 3 sisters, & daughter, Nancy, in 1946.

 

            Her HALFORD lineage: Eugenia Mae 1922 IL1, Chester Eugene 1883 IL2, John Riley 1855 IL3, James McCallister Bradley 1824 TN4, Jonathan Adkinson 1800 NC5, John 1765 NC6, John 1748 NC7, John 1690 NC8, John 1640 NC9, Thomas 1614 England10.

 

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EUNICE RUTH HOOD ALFORD

 

PADUCAH SUN

Paducah, McCracken Co., KY—Sunday, 9 July 2006

 

METROPOLIS [Massac Co.], Ill.—Eunice Ruth Alford, 96, of Metropolis died at 9:50 a.m. Saturday [July 8] at Metropolis Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of First Baptist Church.

            Surviving are a daughter, Louise Abrams; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Julian Alford; two brothers; and a grandson. Her parents were James S. Hood and Eunice Rebecca Langley Hood.

            Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Metropolis Memorial Gardens with the Rev. David Deem officiating.

            There will be no visitation. Aikins-Farmer Funeral Home in Metropolis is in charge of arrangements. Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Lourdes Hospice, P.O. Box 226, Metropolis, IL 62960-0226.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eunice R. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 6 Oct 1909, last residence Metropolis, Massac Co., IL.

 

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EVA M. YEAMAN HALFORD

 

STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER

Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL—26 March 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

            Eva M. Halford, 86, of Pawnee died Thursday [March 24] at Walnut Ridge Healthcare.

            She was born Dec. 18, 1907, near Mechanicsburg [Sangamon Co.], the daughter of Albert Yeaman and Iva Hales. She married Hallye Halford in 1929 in Fairfield, Iowa; he died in November 1979. Also preceding her in death were two brothers, Albert and Milo.

            Mrs. Halford was a member of Edinburg Baptist Church, the Sangamon County Genological [sic] Society and the Christian County Genological [sic] Society.

            Surviving are two sons, Gary E. Halford of Cantrall and Richard L. Halford of Glenarm; a daughter, Bonnie M. Wagner of Divernon; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; seven step great-grandchildren; two brothers, Lewis Yeaman of Riverton and Russell Yeaman of Springfield; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

            Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Roarick-Davis Memorial Home in Pawnee, the Rev. Kenneth Hogren officiating. Burial will be in Horse Creek Cemetery, Pawnee [Sangamon Co.].

 

Photo from Horse Creek Cemetery, Pawnee, Sangamon Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gloria Hoehn

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Eva Halford (SS# issued in IL), last residence Pawnee, Sangamon Co., IL.

 

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EVELYN SUE HARDING ALFORD

Mother of Glenda Gale Alford Shafer, AAFA #1004

 

EDWARDSVILLE INTELLIGENCER

Edwardsville, Madison Co., IL—26 May 2006

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2010

 

            Evelyn Harding Alford, age 84, of Granite City, died on Thursday, May 25, 2006.

            Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, May 26, at Thomas Saksa [Funeral Home, Granite City, IL]. Interment will be at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 27, at Hickman City Cemetery in Hickman, Ky.

            Memorials are suggested to St. Thomas Hospice, 8230 South Madison Street, Burr Ridge, IL 60527.

 

In another article:

 

HICKMAN COURIER

Hickman, Fulton Co., KY—8 June 2006

 

            Evelyn Sue Harding Alford, 84, and a 50-year resident of Granite City, Ill., and most recently of Tinley Park, Ill., died May 25, 2006.

            Born Feb. 2, 1922 in Hickman, Ky., she was the daughter of the late Leonard Tracy Harding and Mary Ezell Harding. She was a member of the Johnson Road Baptist Church in Granite City and was retired from the Granite City Army Depot and from the Granite City Schools Food Service System.

            Survivors include one daughter, Gale Alford Shafer of Tinley Park; two grandchildren, Patricia Shafer Greiman of Plainfield, Ill., and Kenneth Shafer of Chicago, Ill.; and two great-grandchildren; one sister, Ruth Harding Norville of Hickman; one brother, Tracy Harding of Collinsville, Ill.; two nieces; June Edwards Colwell of Fayetteville, Ark., and Kathy Harding Cusumano of Maryville, Ill.; four nephews: Billy Charles Edwards of Germantown, Tenn., Jack Harding of El Paso, Texas, Kenneth Harding of Collinsville, Ill., and Joe Tracy Bondurant of Troy, Ill.; and her dearest friend, Dorothy Johnston of Granite City.

            In addition to her parents, her husband, James Edward Alford; one sister, Glynes Harding Edwards; and one brother, Ezell Harding preceded in death.

            Visitation and memorial services were held at the Thomas Saksa Funeral Home in Granite City on May 26. Interment was in the Hickman City Cemetery on May 27 with Rev. Henry Callison officiating.

 

In another article, written by her daughter Glenda Alford Shafer:

 

Born: February 2, 1922 in Hickman, Kentucky

Married: (the late) James Edward Alford

Died: May 25, 2006 in Lemont, IL at the age of 84; cause of death: Alzheimers

Daughter of: (the late) Leonard Harding and (the late) Mary Harding (nee Ezell)

Mother of: Gale Shafer (Todd)

Grandmother of: Patricia Greiman and Kenneth Shafer (Jenni)

Great-grandmother of: Melissa Greiman and Jayna Greiman

Sister of: (the late) Glynnes-Edwards (the late Billy), (the late) Ezell Harding, Tracy Harding (Betty), and Ruth Norville (Atha)

Aunt of: Billy Charles Edwards (Rosalyn), June Colwell (the late Phil), Jack Harding, Kenneth Harding (Wanda), and Kathy Cusumano (Jim), Joe Tracy Bonderant (Janice)

Dearest friend of: Dorothy Johnston

She will be missed by all who knew her but most especially by her companions Blondie and Goldie.

50-year resident of Granite City, IL; member of the Johnson Road Baptist Church

Retired from: the Granite City Army Depot and from the Granite City schools food service system.

 

Photo from Hickman City Cemetery, Hickman, Fulton Co., KY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Daniel Jones

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Evelyn S. Alford (SS# issued in KY) was born 2 Feb 1922, last residence Lemont, DuPage Co., IL.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Elkanah Andrew Alford, 1844 TN - 1918 TN.

            Her husband’s lineage: James Edward 1920 TN1, John Wesley 1897 TN2, William Andrew 1870 VA3, Elkanah Andrew 1844 TN4.

 

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FAYE S. MEYERHOLZ HALFORD

 

JOURNAL STAR

Peoria, Peoria Co., IL—1 June 2004

 

GERMANTOWN HILLS [Woodford Co.]—Faye S. Halford, 87, of 405 Old Germantown Road died at 12:50 p.m. Sunday, May 30, 2004, at her residence.

            Born Dec. 31, 1916, to Zorah and Martha Swadley Meyerholz, she married Herbert C. Halford on Oct. 28, 1933, in Ramsey. He died May 5, 1984, in Peoria.

She also was preceded in death by three brothers and three sisters.

            Surviving are two sons, Donald (and Mary Andrus-Overley) of Bloomington, Ind., and Gary (and Pat) of Strongsville, Ohio; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and one sister, Laura Handley of Cerro Gordo.

            She was a homemaker.

            Private family graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at Oakwood Cemetery in Metamora. Visitation will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Saturday at Mason Funeral Home in Metamora.

 

Photo from Oakwood Cemetery, Metamora, Woodford Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jane Foster

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituary of her son Gary Ross Halford in Ohio Obituaries.

 

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FLORA FRANCES ALFORD HOWE

 

TRUE REPUBLICAN

Sycamore, DeKalb Co., IL—30 October 1918

 

            Another sad death was reported Monday, that of Mrs. Fred Howe of Garden Prairie, well known here when she was Miss Flora Alford and lived with her parents just northeast of town. She was educated in our schools, and was an unusually bright and interesting girl. About a year ago announcements were sent her friends here that she was married to Mr. Howe of Garden Prairie. A few weeks ago she contracted influenza which was followed by pneumonia, which resulted in her death. She was an only daughter.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her father, David Lewis Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her half-brother, Charles Burdick Alford, in New York Obituaries.

            From IL Deaths: Flora Frances Howe, born 11 Aug 1893 in Sibley, Ford Co., IL, the daughter of David. L. Alford and Ada H. Haynes, died 24 Oct 1918 in Bonus Township, Boone Co., IL. Her spouse is not listed. She was buried on 29 Oct 1918 in Cropsey, McLean Co., IL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Flora Frances 1893 IL1, David Lewis 1849 NY2, Ransom Constantine 1818 VT3, Ashley Owen 1770 VT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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FLORENCE VERNEVA HALFORD GREENWALT ROBERTS

 

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1936, High School Graduation

 

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2007

Photos from her Find A Grave memorial

Posted by her daughter Sue Neal – used with permission

 

Miller Funeral Home

Ramsey, Fayette Co., IL—_____ March 2016

 

            Florence "Verneva" Roberts, 97, of Vandalia, IL, formerly of Ramsey, IL, passed away Saturday, March 05, 2016, at Fayette Co. Hospital, LTC, Vandalia, IL.

            Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 12, 2016, at Miller Funeral Home in Ramsey, IL, with Pastor John Glennon, officiating. Burial will follow at Ramsey Cemetery, Ramsey, IL. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Saturday, March 12, 2016, at Miller Funeral Home, Ramsey, IL. Memorials: Parkview Free Methodist Church and/or Fayette Co. Hosp.- LTC Activity Fund, both of Vandalia, IL.

            Verneva was born October 31, 1918, in Bingham, IL, the Daughter of Chester Eugene and Hallie Mae (Lovelace) Halford. She married Walter J. Greenwalt July 5, 1940, in St. Louis, MO, she later married Carl W. Roberts, on April 05, 1997, in Vandalia, IL. She was a Homemaker; a member of Parkview Free Methodist Church, and former member of Fayette Co. Home Extension and Ben Hur Literary Club, all of Vandalia, IL.

            She is survived by: Daughters - Sue Neal & George, Morton, IL and Patricia Abarr & Danny, Tucson, AZ; Step-Sons - Dennis Roberts & Joy, Vandalia, IL and John Roberts & Rebecca, Greenville, IL; Step-Daughter - Bertha Cavazos & Sal, Austin, TX; Son-in-law - David Rivers, Tucson, AZ - Sister - Oneida Moreland, Princeton, IL; Grandchildren - Lowell, Lisa, Luke, David, Daniel, Sean, Josh, Sarah, Zach, Josiah & Rachel; Great Grandchildren - Cayla, Brianna & 2 on the way.

            Preceded in death by: Parents; 2 Husbands; Son- Walter E. Greenwalt; Daughter- Florence Rivers; Brother- Errott Halford; 5 Sisters- Inez Wilson, Angie Cole, Odessa Wilson, Eithal Hoffman & Eugenia Fisher.

 

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Photo from Ramsey Cemetery, Ramsey, Fayette Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, George & Sue Neal

 

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

            See the obituaries of her parents, Chester Eugene Halford and Hallie Mae Lovelace Halford; and siblings Angie Lois Halford Cole, Eithal Marie Halford Hoffman, Errott John Richard Halford, Eugenia Mae “June” Halford Sprague Fisher, Inez Mae Halford Wilson, and Odessa Millicent Halford Cothern Wilson in this compilation.

            Her HALFORD lineage: Florence Verneva 1918 IL1, Chester Eugene 1883 IL2, John Riley 1855 IL3, James McCallister Bradley 1824 TN4, Jonathan Adkinson 1800 NC5, John 1765 NC6, John 1748 NC7, John 1690 NC8, John 1640 NC9, Thomas 1614 England10.

 

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FRANCES LILLIAN SKELTON ALFORD

 

THE GAZETTE-DEMOCRAT

Anna, Union Co., IL—Thursday, 10 February 2000

 

            Frances L. Alford, 88, of Vienna [Johnson Co.], died Wednesday morning, Feb 2, 2000 at Southgate Nursing Home in Metropolis [Massac Co.].

            She was born on April 20, 1911, in Reynoldsville [Union Co.], the daughter of John Wesley Skelton and Ida Mae Lobeck Skelton.

            She married William Andrew Alford on Oct. 10, 1927, in Johnson County. He preceded her in death on Sept. 2, 1981.

            Survivors include two sons, Bill Alford and his wife Mary Lou and Ray Alford and his wife Martha, of Vienna; three grandchildren, Rhonda Baker, Chris Alford and Jeff Alford; three step children, Mark Palmer, Matt Palmer and Michelle Cavins; four great-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

            In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Zachary Alford, four brothers and seven sisters.

            Mrs. Alford was a homemaker. She worked as a clerk at Turley’s IGA and Knupp’s Variety Store, both in Vienna. She worked as the Good Luck Glove Factory in Metropolis. She worked as a nurse’s aide at Massac Memorial Hospital. She worked as a cook at the Vienna Grade School.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of Fellowship Baptist Church in Vienna. She was a member of the Johnson County Homemaker’s Extension. She was a former member of the Egyptian Chapter 30 of the Order of Eastern Star. She enjoyed sewing.

            Funeral services were at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 4, at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna.... Burial was in the Vienna Fraternal Cemetery….

 

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Photo from Vienna Fraternal Cemetery, Vienna, Johnson Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Craig Thweatt

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Frances L. Alford (SS# issued in IL), last residence Metropolis, Massac Co., IL.

            See the obituary of her son Billie Lee Alford in this compilation. It provides her middle name. We included the obituary of her son Ray Alford in Kentucky Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: William Andrew 1902 IL1, Harmon Andrew 1873 KY2, Andrew West 1841 MS3.

 

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GALE W. HOLFORD

 

JOURNAL STAR

Peoria, Peoria Co., IL—16 September 2003

 

            Gale Holford, 61, of 109 Willow Oak Drive, Peoria, Illinois, died at 5 a.m. on Sunday, September 14, 2003, at his home.

            Mr. Holford was born on September 18, 1941, in Peoria, Illinois to Judd and Burnette Blue Holford. He married Ruth Bjork on June 18, 1995. A Vietnam War Army veteran, he was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2078 in East Peoria, Illinois. He was also a member of Peoria Masonic Lodge 15, AF &AM.

            Survivors include his wife; one son, Gale, Jr. of Bloomington, Illinois; three brothers, Jack (Doris) of Peoria Heights, Eugene (Carol) of Peoria, and Floyd of East Peoria; five sisters, Juanita (Bob) Gescoigue of Greenfield, Wisconsin, Bernice (Carl) Orwig of Wyoming, Illinois; Audrey (Walter) Johnson of Bellevue, Illinois, Phyllis Dean of East Peoria, and Judy Holford of Peoria Heights.

            Three sisters and one brother preceded him in death.

            Services were held on Thursday at Remmert Funeral Home in East Peoria. Burial followed in Parkview Cemetery in Peoria.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gale W. Holford (SS# issued in IL), last residence Morton, Tazewell Co., IL.

 

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GENEVA GWENDOLYN ALFORD CROWE JEFFERS

Mother of Sharon Gale Crowe Klehm, AAFA #1080

 

Source unknown

_____, IL—_____ December 2006

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2010

 

            Geneva Alford Jeffers, 83 of Chatsworth [Livingston Co.], IL died at 7:55 A.M. on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 at her home.

            She will be cremated. There will be no additional services at her request.

            Geneva was born July 17, 1923 in Ohio County, Kentucky. She was the daughter of Chester and Letha Alford.

            She is survived by her daughters: Sharon (Henry) Klehm, Chatsworth, IL and Beverly (L.B.) Nieswander, Melvin, IL and two grandchildren: Emily (Bryan) Gruszka and Wesley Klehm, II.

            She was preceded in death by two brothers: William and Willis Alford and a sister: Paulette Luttrell.

            Martin-Burke Funeral Home in Chatsworth, IL is handling her arrangements.

 

In another article:

 

THE PANTAGRAPH

Bloomington, McLean Co., IL—Friday, 29 December 2006

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2010

 

CHATSWORTH—Geneva Alford Jeffers, 83, Chatsworth, died at 7:55 a.m. Wednesday (Dec. 27, 2006) at her home.

            Service: She will be cremated.

            Visitation: There will be no additional services at her request.

            Survivors: her daughters, Sharon (Henry) Klehm, Chatsworth, and Beverly (L.B.) Nieswander, Melvin; and two grandchildren.

            Martin-Burke Funeral Home in Chatsworth is handling her arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Geneva Jeffers (SS# issued in KY), last residence Chatsworth, Livingston Co., IL.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Linda Paulette Alford Luttrell, William Earl Alford, and Willis Alford in this compilation.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of William Alford and Mary Miller.

            Her lineage: Geneva Gwendolyn 1923 KY, Chester Lee 1902 KY, Delaney 1871 KY3, Wilson L. “Cap” 1840 KY4, William 1804 VA5, William 1775 VA6.

 

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GENEVA LEE HALFORD

 

PARK FOREST STAR

Park Forest, Cook Co., IL—Sunday, 22 November 1998

 

            Geneva Halford (nee Lee), an 11-year resident of Matteson [Cook Co.], formerly of Harvey [Cook Co.], died Friday, Nov. 20, at South Suburban Hospital, Hazel Crest.

            Service arrangements are pending. Ryan Funeral Home, Homewood, may be reached at (708) 798-0331 for information. Interment will be in Beverly Cemetery, Chicago.

            The former Geneva Lee was born June 25, 1917 in Missouri.

            She is survived by two daughters, Ilomay (Russell) Godbout of Dyer, Ind., and Pauline (Ed) Killen of Homewood; a sister, Mae Weil of Missouri; five grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

            Her husband, Oral, died Nov. 20, 1997.

FAG photo requested 7/12/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Geneva Halford (SS# issued in IL), last residence Matteson, Cook Co., IL.

            We included the obituary of her daughter Ilomay Halford Godbout in Indiana Obituaries.

 

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GEORGE D. ALFORD

 

Source unknown

_____, IL—_____ October 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2010

 

            George D. Alford, 64, of Kempton [Kankakee Co.], died Saturday (Oct. 17, 1998) at St. James Hospital, Pontiac.

            Cremation rites have been accorded by Hertz-Thoma Chapel of Kankakee….

            He was born Sept. 8, 1934 in Vienna, the son of Harry and Aline Rion Alford. He served in the U.S. Navy.

            Mr. Alford was a construction worker for local firms.

            Surviving are two sons, Jimmy of Kentucky and John of Virginia; four sisters, Agnes Stokes of Kempton, Helen Martin of Kankakee, Virginia Farino of Florida and Glenda Alford of Clifton; six brothers and two sisters-in-law, Darrel of Bourbonnais, Virgil and Jean Alford of Farmington, N.M., Roger and Marty Alford of Aroma Park, Ralph Alford of Bradley, Russell Alford of Kankakee and Jack Alford of Las Cruces, N.M.

            Deceased are his parents, one sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Archie Favors and one brother Wayne.

 

In another article:

 

THE PANTAGRAPH

Bloomington, McLean Co., IL—Tuesday, 20 October 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2010

 

KEMPTON—George D. Alford, 64, of 310 Township Line Road, Kempton, died Saturday (Oct. 17, 1998) at OSF Saint James Hospital, Pontiac.

            Cremation rites were accorded. Hertz-Thoma Chapel, Kankakee, is in charge of arrangements.

            Memorials may be made to the family.

            Mr. Alford was born Sept. 8, 1934, at Vienna [Johnson Co.], Ill., the son of Harry and Aline Rion Alford.

            Survivors include two sons, Jimmy Alford of Kentucky and John Alford of Virginia; four sisters, Agnes Stokes, Kempton; Helen Martin, Kankakee; Virginia Farino of Florida; and Glenda Alford, Clifton; and six brothers, Darrel Alford, Bourbonnais; Virgil (Jean) Alford, Farmington, Minn.; Roger (Marty) Alford, Aroma Park; Ralph Alford, Bradley; Russell Alford, Kankakee; and Jack Alford, Las Cruces, N.M.

            His parents; one sister, Dorthy Favors; one brother, Wayne; and one brother-in-law, Archie Favors, preceded him in death.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of George D. Alford (SS# issued in IL), last residence Kempton, Ford Co., IL.

            See the obituary of his brother Darrel Harry Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Darrel Harry 1934 IL1, Harry 1905 IL2, Harmon Andrew 1873 KY3, Andrew West 1841 MS4.

 

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GERALD R. HALFORD

 

HERALD NEWS

Joliet, Will Co., IL—Wednesday, 10 June 1998

 

            Gerald R. Halford of Plainfield [Will Co.]. Suddenly, Tuesday, June 9, 1998. Age 42 years.

            Survived by his wife, Carol G. (nee Lamb); a son, Jason A.; two daughters, Alecia L. and Tanya M. Halford, all of Plainfield; one brother, Bobby A. (Sheila) Halford of Picayune MS; a niece, Tiffany Halford.

            Preceded in death by his parents, Rayford and Marie Halford and a brother, Aaron Halford.

            Born in Natchez, MS and has lived in Lockport, Joliet and Plainfield for the past ten years....

            Lying state, Friday, June 12 at Assembly of God Church, 1741 Essington Road....

            Interment Brown Cemetery.... Carlson-Holmquist-Sayles Funeral Home, 2320 Black Road, 815/744-0022.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gerald R. Halford (SS# issued in MS) was born 6 Sept 1955, last residence not listed.

 

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GEORGE J. HALLFORD, JR.

 

JOURNAL STAR

Peoria, Peoria Co., IL—Sunday, 8 November 1998

 

WEST PEORIA—Services for George J. Hallford Jr., 62, of 2106 W. Callendar, who was pronounced dead at 3:10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 7, 1998, at his residence, will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel.... Burial will be in Parkview Cemetery.

            Born Jan. 28, 1946, in Fort Worth, Texas, to George Sr. and Kathryn Hale Hallford, he married Patricia Burgund on May 30, 1978, in Las Vegas. She survives.

            Also surviving are his mother, Kathryn Garrison of Fort Worth, and two sons, Michael and Matthew, both at home.

            His father preceded him in death.

            He was an Air Force veteran. He was an operating engineer in Texas. He later worked for Caterpillar Inc., last working in 1990. He bowled in several leagues at Landmark Bowl Mor and Town and Country bowling alleys. He was of the Catholic faith....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of George J. Hallford (SS# issued in TX), last residence Peoria, Peoria Co., IL.

 

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GEORGIA ELLEN HALFORD PLAPPERT

 

HERALD & REVIEW

Decatur, Macon Co., IL—24 August 2005

 

MAROA—Georgia Ellen Halford Plappert, 85, of Maroa, Il passed away Monday, August 22, 2005 in Heritage Manor Nursing Home, Pana, IL.

            Funeral services will be held Thursday, August 25, 2005 at Dawson & Wikoff Colonial Chapel North at 2 PM with visitation one hour prior to services. Graveside services will follow at the Maroa Cemetery with Stanley Plappert officiating as well as the chapel service. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation.

            She was born April 19, 1920 in Litchfield, IL. The daughter of Hugh and Grace Bounds Halford. She graduated as valedictorian of Raymond High School, class of 1938. She married Jack W. Plappert on September 27, 1941. He preceded her in death on Jan. 21, 1993.

            Georgia was a homemaker, a fabulous cook, and excellent seamstress. Her hobbies included knitting and making dolls. She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and Maroa Methodist Church.

            She leaves behind son Jack A. Plappert and wife Janet of Atwood, daughter Mary Beth Viccone of Sorento, and daughter-in-law Mary Helen Plappert of Pana. Brother Don Halford and wife Sue of Hemet, CA. Grandchildren Stan Plappert of Naples, FL, Hugh Plappert of Woodbury, MN, Tim Plappert of Decatur, Janice Sims of Thompson Station, TN, Michael Plappert of Pana, Chris Cox of Dalton City, Michelle Ashby of Clinton, Tammy Eckart of Camargo, Tonya Plappert of Sullivan, Troy Carberry of Decatur, and Angela Stillabower of Atwood, and nineteen great grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her son Steve and infant son Danny, a brother, a sister and three great grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Georgia E. Plappert (SS# issued in IL), last residence Atwood, Douglas Co., IL.

 

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GLEN EDWIN HALFORD

 

HERALD & REVIEW

Decatur, Macon Co., IL—30 November 2010

 

 

DECATUR—Glen Edwin Halford, 74 of Greenville formerly of Decatur passed away on Saturday November 27, 2010 in his home.

            Glen was born on October 5, 1936 in Bingham, IL the son of Kenneth and Margaret (Stark) Halford. He was a Veteran of the US Army. He was a retired supervisor for Caterpillar and a real-estate investor. He was also a member Little Egypt Car Club.

            Surviving are his son, Steve Halford (Tammy) of Maroa; daughter Marlene Hilderbrand (Mike) of Decatur; grandchildren, Nicholas Halford of Maroa; Chelsea Janverin (Ian) of Bloomington; Jessie Edwards of Decatur; Mikayla Hilderbrand of Decatur; Madison Hilderbrand of Decatur; brother, Earl Halford (Lorraine) of Decatur; and several nieces and nephews.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, and wife Jyneth.

            Graveside service will be 11:00 am Thursday, December 2, 2010 in Glendale Cemetery in Fillmore [Montgomery Co.], IL with Pastor Tim Crump officiating. Visitation will be 6:00 — 8:00 pm Wednesday in Moran & Goebel Funeral Home.

            The family of Glen Edwin Halford is being served by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home and Cremation Center honored provider of Veterans Funeral Care, 2801 N. Monroe Street, Decatur, IL. View the on line obituary and send condolences to the family at www.moranandgoebel.com.

            Obituary written by family members. Online guest book at www.legacy.com/herald-review.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Glen E. Halford (SS# issued in IL), last residence Greenville, Bond Co., IL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Gyneth Marie Herstine Carey Halford; and father, Kenneth Earl Halford, in this compilation.

            In May 2014, a Find A Grave photographer reported that Glen does not have a gravestone.

            His HALFORD lineage: Glen Edwin 1936 IL1, Kenneth Earl 1902 IL2, Elijah Marion 1878 IL3, James McCallister Bradley 1824 TN4, Jonathan Adkinson 1800 NC5, John 1765 NC6, John 1748 NC7, John 1690 NC8, John 1640 NC9, Thomas 1614 England10.

 

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GLORIA E. ALFORD

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

Chicago, Cook Co., IL—Friday, 19 January 2007

 

LOST 7 OF 8 CHILDREN IN 1964 BLAZE

By Stefano Esposito, Staff Reporter

 

Gloria Alford: 1928-2007

 

            Forty-three years ago, seven of Gloria Alford’s eight children perished in the fiery, smoky attic where they slept.

            And once a year—on the anniversary of her children’s deaths—Mrs. Alford visited their unmarked graves at Lincoln Cemetery, 123rd and Kedzie in Blue Island. The annual pilgrimage was all she could bear, relatives recalled.

            Mrs. Alford died Thursday [January 18] at St. Francis Hospital and Health Center in Blue Island, her family said. She was 78 and had two heart attacks in recent weeks, family said. In her final days, Mrs. Alford said she was preparing to see her children again.

            “She was very peaceful when she went,” said her son, Derrick Alford, who was born after the Feb. 21, 1964, blaze in the 4100 block of West Gladys.

            The oldest of the children to die in the fire was 11 years old, the youngest just 1. The blaze began after a relative smoking in bed caught his mattress on fire.

            The children’s father, James Alford, ran up to the attic to try to save his children, according to news reports of the day. Only one child made it out alive. Alford spent six months in a hospital recovering from burns over most of his body, Derrick Alford said.

            Mrs. Alford’s hands were cut in the fire, and her heart scarred for life.

            But she persevered, giving birth to two more children and fully embracing motherhood again.

            “I really don’t know how she coped,” Derrick Alford said. “She just put her faith in God. She said, ‘God has a plan for all of us.’”

            Growing up, Derrick Alford felt pressure to do well in life because he had a chance his brothers and sisters didn’t, he said.

            Mrs. Alford’s favorite places were her church and her home on the South Side, where she would prepare southern treats such as fried chicken, chitterlings and pineapple coconut cake, her family said.

            “She was known as ‘Mom’ to everyone,” said her granddaughter, Felicia Alford. “She was sweet, kind and helped people, to the best of her abilities. If someone needed a place to stay, her door was open.”

            Other survivors include another granddaughter, Denise Alford....

 

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PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Pittsburgh, PA—22 February 1964

 

7 CHILDREN, RESCUER DIE IN FLAMES

BURNING MATTRESS CAUSE OF CHICAGO BUNGALOW BLAZE

 

CHICAGO, Feb. 21—Fire raced through a two-bedroom bungalow attic early today killing seven children and a man who tried to rescue them.

            Three of those who were in the house survived. They are James Alford, 37, a city detective, and his wife, Gloria, 35, parents of the children, and one of the eight youngsters who were in the two upstairs rooms. The boy, Keith, 13, saving himself by breaking a window and jumping 20 feet to the ground.

            Alford suffered severe burns and smoke inhalation.

 

FIRE BEGAN IN MATTRESS

 

Those who died, all Negroes, were Leroy Robinson, 41, Alford's cousin, and seven children ranging in age from 1 to 11 years of age.

            Mrs. Alford told police she and her husband were roused by the smell of smoke, and found Robinson dragging his smoldering mattress from his bedroom toward the bathroom. The smoke became so thick and blinding that Alford broke a window for air.

            Fanned by the draft, the mattress, still in the hallway, broke into flames. Mrs. Alford said she screamed that the children were upstairs, and Robinson dashed up to the second floor. A moment later, flames shot up the stairwell.

            Alford, whose clothing caught fire, ran from the house followed by his wife. About this time, Keith broke a window and jumped to the ground, and flames shot out the window after him.

 

A NEIGHBOR HEARD BLASTED

 

            What happened outside was told by horrified neighbors. Awakened by the explosive puffs as the flames flushed through the upper floor of the 1 1/2 store West Side home, Mrs. Goldie Chesser said she saw Alford roll on the ground to extinguish his flaming clothing. She said Mrs. Alford screamed hysterically, "somebody help my children.”

            Mrs. Daisey Bethany, 71, said, "I heard the people hollering, ‘help, help? oh my gosh, help?’”

            The children who died in their home at 4136 Gladys Ave., were James Jr., 11; Denise, 9; Calvin, 8; Patricia, 6; Steve, 5; Tyrone, 4, and Christine, 1.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gloria E. Alford (SS# issued in IL) was born 5 Apr 1928, last residence Chicago, Cook Co., IL.

 

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GLOVER ALFORD

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR

Rockford, Winnegabo Co., IL—Saturday, 6 April 1974

 

            Glover Alford, 77, 427 Edwards St., died at 7:28 a.m. Friday, April 5, 1974, in St. Anthony Hospital, after a long illness. Born April 26, 1896, in Kentucky. Lived 22 years in Rockford, coming here from Peoria. Married to the former Stella Valentine in Waukegon, July 29, 1964. Employed as a elevator operator by Rockford Brass Works for a number of years before retiring. Veteran of World War I serving overseas in the U.S. Army. Members of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

            Survivors include his widow, Stella, and one daughter, Mrs. Charlene Fletcher, Rockford.

            Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 9, in SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church…. Burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements by C.A. Moore Funeral Home, 1626 Clifton Ave., where friends may call from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Monday; the rosary will be recited there at 8 p.m. Monday.

 

10/23/2011 FAG photographer reported that his grave could not be located

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Glover Alford (SS# issued in IL) was born 26 Apr 1896 and died _____ Apr 1974, last residence Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL.

            See the obituary of his first wife, Lottie Jane Alford; and his second wife, Estella Eason Alford, in this compilation.

 

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GRATIA E. ALFORD GRABEL

 

KENDALL COUNTY RECORD

Yorkville, Kendall Co., IL—_____ February 1933

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2010

 

            Gratia E. Alford, only daughter of Franklin and Lydia Alford, was born January 29, 1854 and passed away February 3.1933 at the home of her son, Roy with whom she has spent the last few months and which was also her girlhood home, until her marriage to the late L.J. Gabel February 24, 1875. She reached the age of 79 years and 5 days.

            Mrs. Gabel leaves to mourn the loss of a kind and loving mother, one daughter, Grace Corah, of Fresno, California; one son, Roy Gabel, of Plattville; four grandchildren, Evelyn Bryant, Dorothy, Alta Mae and Russell Gabel; and a great granddaughter, Catherine Patricia Bryant. Her brother, Myron Alford, also survives her as do a number of other relatives, and a large number of friends.

            Her husband L.J. Gabel, preceded her in death six years ago and a son, Ormon, passed away four years ago.

            The funeral services were held Monday, February 6 at 1:30 at the home, the Rev. James C. Nansen of the Na-au-say Presbyterian church, assisted by the Rev. D. H. Ross, of the Plattville Methodist Episcopal church, conducting the services.... Burial was in the Na-au-say cemetery, in the family lot.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Orman Franklin Alford and Lydia Bowles Alford; and her brother Myron Alford in this compilation.

            In the Winter 2000 issue of AAFA ACTION, we published ‘Alford’ Bible Records, by Lynn Shelley, AAFA #0484, an article about Orman Alford’s family. Tony Kirk, AAFA #1005, contributed these old obituaries for this family.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Gratia E. 1854 IL1, Orman Franklin 1821 NY2, Orman 1795 VT3, Ashley Owen 1770 VT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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GUSSIE ALFORD TALLMADGE

 

KENDALL COUNTY RECORD

Yorkville, Kendall Co., IL—Wed., 28 December 1898

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2010

 

            Mrs. Gussie Alford Tallmadge was born at Plattville, Ill., April 27, 1869. She had always lived in this community except when away teaching school. She graduated from Jennings Seminary, Aurora, June, 1892. For about five years she was a teacher. At the age of thirteen she united with the Methodist Episcopal church.

            She was married to Mr. Charles Tallmadge, September 23, 1896; died at St. Luke’s hospital, Chicago, after an illness of five weeks. She leaves a husband, father, mother and four sisters to mourn her loss.

            The funeral services occurred in the Plattville M.E. church Monday, December 26....

            Gussie, as she was familiarly called, was very active in church work, being a teacher in our Sunday school for many years and an ardent worker in the Epworth League. She was faithful to her church and Christ to the end and we think of her now as “gone home” to glory.

 

Photo from Plattville Cemetery, Plattville, Kendall Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Anne Sears

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Samuel W. Alford and Maria Elizabeth Fisk Alford; and her brother Charles W. Alford in this compilation.

            Her memorial at Find A Grave, Plattville Cemetery, Plattville, Kendall Co., IL, confirms her birth date and says she died 23 Dec 1898.

            In the Winter 2000 issue of AAFA ACTION, we published ‘Alford’ Bible Records, by Lynn Shelley, AAFA #0484, an article about Orman Alford’s family. Tony Kirk, AAFA #1005, contributed these old obituaries for this family.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Gussie 1869 IL1, Samuel W. 1823 VT2, Orman 1795 VT3, Ashley Owen 1770 VT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 16198, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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GYNETH MARIE HERSTINE CAREY HALFORD

 

HERALD & REVIEW

Decatur, Macon Co., IL—Wednesday, 24 September 2008

 

CLAY CITY—Gyneth M. Halford, 87, Greenville, formerly of Clay City, died Saturday (Sept. 20, 2008). Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Greenville Free Methodist Church. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home, Greenville. Burial: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Greenville.

 

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Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home

Greenville, Bond Co., IL—_____ September 2008

 

 

            Gyneth M. Halford, age 87 of Greenville, formerly of Clay City, passed away at 11:00 a.m. Saturday September 20, 2008 at Greenville Regional Hospital. Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday September 25, 2008 at the Greenville Free Methodist Church with Rev. Thomas Ryan officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Auburn Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Donnell-Wiegand from 5 until 8 p.m. Wednesday and at the Greenville Free Methodist Church after 10 a.m. Thursday until service time. For those who desire memorials may be made to Greenville College or the Greenville Free Methodist Church.

            Gyneth Marie Herstine, the daughter of Charles and Naomi Royer Herstine, was born on November 20, 1920 on the Herstine farm south of Clay City, IN. She grew up there and attended the Clay City Schools graduating from Clay City High School. She came to Greenville College where she graduated in 1944. She went on to nurses training becoming a Registered Nurse at St. Luke’s School of Nursing. She returned to Greenville College where she served as College Nurse for many years. She later worked at Highland Hospital. She then taught Kindergarten at Coffeen retiring in 1985.

            Gyneth and Prof Clair Carey were united in marriage on June 15, 1962 and enjoyed over 37 years together before his death on December 27, 1998. Gyneth and Glen E. Halford were united in marriage at the Bond County Court House by Judge John Knight on December 14, 2000 and they have enjoyed over 7 years together. Glen survives as do 3 step children: Marlene E. Mrs. Michael Hilderbrand of Decatur, Steven E. (Tammy) Halford of Decatur, Charles (Janet) Carey of Spring Arbor, MI, 9 grandchildren and Cousins.

            Gyneth is preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Prof Clair Carey his daughter Phyllis Carey and son Ralph Carey.

            Gyneth is a member of the Greenville Free Methodist Church....

 

 

Photo from Mount Auburn Cemetery, Greenville, Bond Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, rainofhearts

Note from photographer: She is in the rear of the section just west of the north-central circle of ‘laying flat’ grave markers. Clair and Dorothy Carey are buried beside her.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gyneth M. Halford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Greenville, Bond Co., IL.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Glen Edwin Halford, in this compilation.

 

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HALLIE MAE LOVELACE HALFORD

 

VANDALIA LEADER-UNION

Vandalia, Fayette Co., IL—18 November 1980

 

            Hallie Mae Halford, 96, of Ramsey, died at 7:35 a.m. Monday, Nov. 17, 1980, in Fayette County Hospital, Vandalia.

            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in Miller Funeral Home, Ramsey, with visitation after 5 p.m. Tuesday. Burial will be in Ramsey Cemetery. The Rev. James Eldridge will officiate at the services.

            Mrs. Halford was born June 19, 1884, in Christian County, a daughter of Richard and Charlotte Meredith Lovelace. She was a member of Parkview Free Methodist Church of Vandalia and was a charter member of the Bingham Home Extension. She married Chester E. Halford in 1902 and he died in 1970.

            Surviving are her son, Errott of Ramsey; daughters, Inez Wilson, Mrs. Lindel (Eithal) Hoffman, Verneva Greenwalt and Mrs. Hans (Eugenia) Sprague, all of Ramsey; Mrs. Elbert (Angie) Cole, Tampico and Mrs. William (Oneida) Moreland of Princeton; sisters Amy Stokes of Altamont and Cassie Casey of Taylorville; 23 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren and 19 great-great- grandchildren.

            One daughter preceded her in death.

 

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Photo from Ramsey Cemetery, Ramsey, Fayette Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, George & Sue Neal

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hallie Halford (SS# issued in IL) was born 9 June 1884 [different than obituary] and died _____ Nov 1980, last residence Ramsey, Fayette Co., IL.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Chester Eugene Halford; and children Angie Lois Halford Cole, Eithal Marie Halford Hoffman, Errott John Richard Halford, Eugenia Mae “June” Halford Sprague Fisher, Florence Verneva Halford Greenwalt Roberts, Inez Mae Halford Wilson, and Odessa Millicent Halford Cothern Wilson in this compilation.

 

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HAROLD DEAN ALFORD

Father of Bonniejean Alford Hinde, AAFA #1375

 

THE PANTAGRAPH

Bloomington, McLean Co., IL—Saturday, 19 August 1989

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2010

 

EL PASO [Woodford Co.]—Harold Dean Alford, 50, of El Paso, formerly of Las Vegas, Nev., a self-employed electrical contractor, died at 2:10 a.m. yesterday (Aug. 18, 1989) at Danville Veterans Administration Medical Center. He had been ill six weeks.

            His graveside funeral will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, the Interveterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County officiating.

            There will be no visitation. Metzler-Froelich Memorial Home, Bloomington, is in charge of arrangements.

            Mr. Alford was born March 28, 1939, in Normal, a son of Joseph T. and Mabel A. Rich Alford.

            Survivors include his mother, of El Paso; one son, Dean, with the Air Force in Wyoming; three daughters, Angela, Bonnie Jean and Josephine Alford, all of California; one brother, Robert J., Carrie; and one sister, Mignonette Wise, Peoria.

            His father preceded him in death.

            Mr. Alford was a self-employed electrical contractor in Las Vegas, Nev., for five years.

            An Army veteran of Vietnam, he was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Association, the Las Vegas American Legion Post and St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Peoria.

            Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Photo from Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jean Sharp

 

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

            See the obituary of his mother, Mabel Adeline “Peggy” Rich Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Harold Dean 1939 IL1, Joseph Theodore 1904 IL2, Harmon Andrew 1873 KY3, Andrew West 1841 MS4.

 

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HAROLD RUSSELL ALFORD

 

ROCKFORD MORNING STAR

Rockford, Winnegabo Co., IL—Wednesday, 17 January 1968

 

WATERMAN—Harold Russell Alford, 63, 215 N. Birch St., died Tuesday afternoon [January 16] in his home.

            Survivors include his widow, Veryl; one son, Tom, Waterman; two daughters, Mrs. Ralph Mathesius, Paw Paw, and Mrs. Thomas Banta, Waterman; five grandchildren; his mother, Mrs. Dora Alford, Waterman; a brother, Ralph, Deerfield, Wis.; and three sisters, including Mrs. Adolph Miller, Aurora, and Mrs. Harry Heath, Batavia.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Nash Chapel, with burial in North Clinton Cemetery….

 

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Photo from North Clinton Cemetery, Waterman, DeKalb Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, C. Maybach (Stowitts)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harold Alford (SS# issued in IL) was born 17 Jan 1904 and died _____ Jan 1968, last residence Waterman, De Kalb Co., IL.

            We included the obituary of his brother Ralph Laverne Alford in Wisconsin Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Harold Russell 1904 IL1, Orville Benjamin 1872 IL2, Russell 1850 IL3, Clark Baker 1803 VT4, Ashley Owen 1770 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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HARRY LAFOREST ALFORD

Grandfather of Diane Ruth Bottoms Holmes, AAFA #1081

 

Photo from Harry L. Alford’s publication, Sharps and Flats

 

OAK LEAVES

Oak Park, Cook Co., IL—9 March 1939

 

            Harry L. Alford, formerly of 730 Clinton, River Forest, died Saturday, March 4, at the Medinah club, Chicago. (An obituary notice may be found elsewhere in Oak Leaves.)

 

In another article:

 

OAK LEAVES

Oak Park, Cook Co., IL—9 March 1939

 

SUDDEN DEATH OF HARRY L. ALFORD, BAND DIRECTOR

 

            Harry L. Alford, aged 59, for years a River Forest resident, died suddenly Saturday from a heart attack at the Medinah club, Chicago, where he had been living for the past two months. He had previously been ill with an attack of influenza but had recovered and spent several days last week in Detroit, Mich.

            Mr. Alford was a well known music arranger, making a specialty of band music; his latest work being arranging Carrie Jacobs Bond's songs for band presentation. He had been director of Siloam Commandery, Knights Templar band, for the past twelve years.

            Mr. Alford was born in Hudson, Mich., on August 4, 1879. About forty years ago he came to Chicago to live and there during the year of 1901 he was married to Mrs. Lucille Alford. In 1920 they purchased the home at 730 Clinton place, River Forest, where they resided until Mrs. Alford's death in January of last year. Much of the time since then he had made his home in La Grange at 410 South East avenue, with his son, Harold, an airplane pilot and operator of the Stinson airport. However, to be closer to his office in the loop, Mr. Alford was staying at the Medinah club for the winter months.

            Funeral services were conducted on Tuesday afternoon in Postlewait's chapel. Siloam Commandery conducting Templar services and members of the band serving as pallbearers.

            Interment was at Mount emblem cemetery. Mr. Alford is survived by his son, Harold, a daughter, Mrs. Eric Botoms of Little Rock, Ark., and two grandchildren, Jacqueline Alford 4, of La Grange, and Diana, 6 months, of Little Rock, Ark.

 

AAFA NOTES: Harry was the son of Henry Alford and Arvilla Snow Losey.

            See AAFA’s Harry L. Alford Collection for much more information about Harry and his musical career.

            Harry’s birth date is reported differently in various records:

 

1876 (age 4)          1880 census, Morenci, Lenawee Co., MI

1877 (age 33)        1910 census, Chicago, Cook Co., IL

1878 (age 42)        1920 census, River Forest, Cook Co., IL

1880 (age 50)        1930 census, River Forest, Cook Co., IL

1877 (August 3)    Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916–1947 (FamilySearch.org)

1879 (August 4)    Obituary

1879                      Gravestone

 

            His lineage: Harry LaForest 1879 MI1, Henry 1840 NY2.

 

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HARVEY ALFORD

Great-Grandfather of Winston Bryan Murray, AAFA #0188

 

Source unknown

Jersey Co., IL—16 May 1880

 

            Harvey Alford, 63 years old, was found dead in his bed at his home in Fieldon.

 

In another article:

 

Source unknown

Jersey Co., IL—21 May 1880

 

RICHWOODS TOWNSHIP—Harvey Alford, one of Fieldon's oldest citizens was found dead in bed on Tuesday morning. Dr. Park, Washburn and Darby pronounced it Apoplexy. Leaves widow and children.

 

In another article:

 

Source unknown

Jersey Co., IL—26 May 1880

 

            Harvey Alford, an old man of 63, was found dead in his bed at his home in Fieldon last Wednesday morning. He had been unusually well just preceding his death. He emigrated from Wythe county, Virginia to this county in 1844. He leaves a widow, two married daughters and one son.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his daughter Sarah Jane Alford Million in this compilation.

            Harvey married (1) Mary Medford, who was previously married to _____ Turner. She died in 1849, and he married (2) Margaret Bradford Williams.

            From History of Greene and Jersey Counties, Illinois (Springfield, IL: Continental Historical Co., 1885) p. 391:

 

Richwoods Township

Village of Fieldon

 

The City hotel was built in 1876 by Harvey Alford, at a cost of about $2,200, who ran it for a while and then rented it. It changed hands several times and was finally taken charge of by Mr. Alford, who operated it successfully until the time of his death which occurred May 19, 1880. William H.H. West then became landlord, and managed the house about two years, since which time L.C. Million [Lewis C. Million, husband of Sarah Jane Alford, daughter of Harvey and Margaret] has had charge of it.

 

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Harvey Alford 1818 VA–1880 IL. His parents are not known.

 

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HATTIE MAE ALFORD GREGORY

 

[Hattie died in Chicago, but because of her close ties to MS, we also published her obituary in Mississippi Obituaries.]

 

Source unknown, but probably:

BOLIVAR COMMERCIAL

Cleveland, Bolivar Co., MS—Thursday, 26 February 1970

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2007

 

            Services for Mrs. Hattie Mae Gregory of Chicago, Ill., 64, former resident of Bolivar County, were held Sunday at 2 p.m. from the Fletcher Funeral Home Chapel in Cleveland.... Burial was in the New Cleveland Cemetery with Fletcher Funeral Home in charge.

            Mrs. Gregory died Thursday [February 19, 1979] at 3:30 a.m. at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Robert Myers in Chicago, Ill.

            A native of Carrollton, Miss., she attended Sweetwater school there and moved to Cleveland with her parents. She attended Davis Chapel School. She and Leslie Scott Gregory of Merigold were married in August, 1920 and were residents of Bolivar County before moving to Chicago in 1953. He preceded her in death in 1960. She was a Methodist.

            Survivors are three sons, First Sergeant Frederick L. Gregory with the U.S. Army in South Vietnam, Leslie Earl Gregory of Gary, Ind. and Billy Joe Gregory of Long Beach, Miss., four daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Logan of Gary, Ind., Mrs. Walter Crafton of Cicero, Ill., Mrs. David Brown and Mrs. Robert Myers, both of Chicago, Ill; two brothers, James L. Alford of Pace and Theodore Alford of Gunnison; four sisters, Mrs. M.C. Ouzts of Cleveland, Mrs. Amiel Earp of Gunnison, Mrs. Milton Hanks of Rosedale and Mrs. Leo Burris of Evanston, Ill.; 16 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

 

 

Photos from New Cleveland Cemetery, Cleveland, Bolivar Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Portia Solomon

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituaries of her father, Zachary A. Alford; and her brother Theodore “Pete” Alford in Mississippi Obituaries.

            Hattie Mae, the daughter of Zachary Alford and Addie Mae Johnson, was born June 17, 1905. She married Leslie Scott Gregory on 27 August 1920.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John William Alford, b. 1801 GA, and Lennae W. Roden.

            Her lineage: Hattie Mae 1905 MS1, Zachary A. 1881 MS2, Theodore 1839 MS3, John William 1801 GA4.

 

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HELEN M. JANNESSE HALFORD

 

Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home

Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL—_____ June 2015

 

Helen M. Halford

 

December 19, 1935 - June 14, 2015

 

            Helen M. Halford, 79, of Springfield, passed away on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at her residence.

            Helen was born December 19, 1935 in Springfield, the daughter of John and Margaret Cooney Jannesse. She married Thomas E. Halford on July 30, 1955; he preceded her in death in 2001.

            Helen was a 1953 graduate of Ursuline Academy. She was employed by JC Penney for 30 years and Illinois Bell and Steam Power, both for 10 years. Helen was a member of St. Cabrini Church and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. She was a very generous person who never knew a stranger. She put great thought into gift giving. She loved to entertain friends, host parties, and spend time with her family.

            She was also preceded in death by her son, Thomas K. Halford; her parents; and one sister, Midge Sgro.

            She is survived by her son, Steve Halford (companion, Jody Sennings) of Springfield; two daughters, Sue (husband, Jerry) Heaton of Ipava, IL and Marla (husband, Copeland) Auby of Springfield; six grandchildren, Christy Barber, Ronnie Harris, Michael Babiak, Tony Auby, Richie Auby, and Tiffany Halford; six great-grandchildren, Willie Barber, Devin and Emily Laughlin, Layne Auby, Gabby Heaton-Williams, and Daniel Babiak; one sister, Rita (husband, Don) Seiders; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

            Visitation: Family will receive friends from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 18, 2015 at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home, 900 S. 6th St., Springfield. Visitation will begin with a prayer service.

            Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m. on Friday, June 19, 2015 at St. Cabrini Catholic Church, 1020 North Milton Ave., Springfield with Rev. Richard Chiola, celebrant. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.

 

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HAWK EYE

Burlington, Des Moines Co., IA—Tuesday, 16 June 2015

 

HELEN HALFORD: WOMAN, 79, DIES IN HOUSE FIRE

 

SPRINGFIELD, Ill.—Authorities in Springfield said a 79-year-old woman has died in a house fire.

            The Sangamon County coroner identified the victim as Helen Halford. Officials said the fire started Sunday afternoon. The coroner's office said there was no evidence of foul play. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday.

            Firefighters said the blaze was contained to the house's living room, but the entire building had smoke damage. Fire officials said they're investigating the cause of the blaze.

            A dog survived the fire.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Thomas E. Halford, in this compilation.

 

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HELEN ALVORD DEHNER

 

JOURNAL STAR

Peoria, Peoria Co., IL—21 February 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

            Helen Dehner, 94, a resident of Bel-Wood Nursing Home died at 12:50 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1992, at the home. Born Oct. 14, 1897, in Wellston, Mo., to George and Ida May Potter Alvord, she married John H. Dehner on Oct. 21, 1961, in Peoria. He died Aug. 28, 1970, in Peoria. One sister also preceded her in death. She was a member of Dayton Avenue Baptist Church. She was a former member of First United Methodist Church and the Peoria Poetry Club.

            Graveside services will be at 1 today at Parkview Cemetery.... Cumerford-Endsley Memorial Home is in charge of arrangements....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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HERBERT GERALD HALFORD

 

STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER

Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL—Thursday, 11 July 1991

 

EDINBURG—Herbert Gerald Halford, 80, of Edinburg died at 8:53 a.m. Wednesday [July 10] at St. John’s Hospital.

            Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Roarick-Davis Memorial Home, Edinburg, with burial in Edinburg Cemetery.

            Surviving are his wife, Alma; one brother, Woodrow of Camdenton, Mo.; several nieces and nephews.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Herbert G. Halford (SS# issued in IL) was born 31 Dec 1910, last residence not listed.

 

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INEZ ALMIRA ALVORD

 

THE REGISTER-NEWS

Mt. Vernon, Jefferson Co., IL—22 September 2008

 

 

            Inez Almira Alvord, 74, Mt. Vernon, passed away at 10:48 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, at St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon.

            She was born in Livonia, N.Y., on Thursday, Nov. 9, 1933, a daughter of Adrian and Genevieve (Pike) Young. She married Harold Fred “Smiley” Alvord, Sr. on Sept. 11, 1951, in Dansville, N. Y., and he preceded her in death on Sept. 3, 2005.

            Graveside services were held 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Smith Veterans Cemetery in Jefferson County with the Rev. Ted Anderson officiating. Interment followed.

            Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at Hughey Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon.

            Inez is survived by six sons, Harold Alvord, Jr. of Mt. Vernon, Jonathan Alvord and wife Sue of Newport News, Va., Samuel Alvord and wife Elaine of Medina, N. Y., Daniel Alvord and wife Karen Palacios, Texas, Peter Alvord of Williamsburg, Va., and Philip Alvord and wife Jenny of Canisteo, N.Y.; three daughters, Naomi Ruth Beal and Donald Daniels of Opdyke, Donna Jean “Mary” Jines of Orange, Texas, and Esther Jackson and husband Johnnie of Maurice, Texas; two brothers, David and Jim Young of New York; sister, Gloria Brown and husband Phillip of New York; and 33 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

            Her parents; her husband; one son, Jack Alvord; three grandchildren; one brother, LeRoy Young; and one sister, Florence Shute preceded her in death.

            Inez was a private duty caregiver, was a member of the Mt. Vernon Church of God on Harlan Road and loved her church and loved singing during the church services.

            Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Hughey Funeral Home where you may call 242-3348 or visit www.hugheyfuneralhome.com for further information and to send condolences.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Inez A. Alvord (SS# issued in NY), last residence Mt. Vernon, Jefferson Co., IL.

 

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INEZ MAE HALFORD WILSON

 

Cecil and Inez Halford Wilson wedding portrait

Cecil Wilson and Inez Halford’s wedding portrait

Photo from calistajade’s “… Halford … Family Tree” (Ancestry); also owned by his niece Sue Neal – used with permission

 

HERALD & REVIEW

Decatur, Macon Co., IL—26 March 1993

 

RAMSEY—Inez M. Halford Wilson, 85, Ramsey, died Wednesday (March 24, 1993). Member: First United Methodist Church, Ramsey.

            Survivors: sons, Laverne, Ramsey; Richard, Decatur; daughter, Maxine Owens, Ramsey; brother, Errott Halford, Ramsey; sisters, Angie Cole, Tampico; Eithel Huffman, Verneva Greenwalt and Eugenia Fisher, all of Ramsey; Oneida Moreland, Princeton.

            Services: 10 a.m. Saturday, Miller Funeral Home, Ramsey. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Friday. Burial: Mount Carmel Cemetery, rural Ramsey.

            Memorials: Mount Carmel Cemetery or donor’s choice.

 

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RAMSEY NEWS-JOURNAL

Ramsey, Fayette Co., IL—29 March 1993

 

            Inez Mae Wilson, 85, of Vandalia, formerly of Ramsey, died Wednesday, March 24, 1993 at 5:45 p.m. in Fayette County Hospital Long Term Care, Vandalia.

            Mrs. Wilson was born Nov. 16, 1907 in Bingham, a daughter of Chester Eugene and Hallie Mae (Lovelace) Halford. She married Lonnie Cecil Wilson, January 9, 1926 in Fayette County. He died Sept. 8, 1966.

            Mrs. Wilson was a retired sales clerk for Hoffman Clothing, Ramsey. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Ramsey, a Charter Member of Bingham Home Extension and Royal Neighbors of America.

            Funeral services were held Sat. at Miller Funeral Home, Ramsey. Rev. Charles McDonald and Rev. Norris Price officiated. Marty Turner accompanied Terry and Brenda Brown as they sang "Beyond the Sunset." Visitation was held Friday from 5-8 p.m. Burial was in Mt. Carmel Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons.

            Surviving are: sons, Laverne of Ramsey; Richard of Decatur; daughter, Mrs. Chester (Maxine) Owens of Ramsey; brother Errott Halford of Ramsey; sisters, Angie Cole, Tampico; Eithal Hoffman, Verneva Greenwalt, Eugenia Fisher, Ramsey; Mrs. William (Oneida) Moreland, Princeton; 11 grandchildren, 29 great-grand children, 3 great-great-grandchildren.

            Memorials may be made to Mt. Carmel Cemetery or Donor's choice.

            She was preceded in death by one daughter and one sister.

 

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Photo from Mount Carmel Baptist Cemetery, Ramsey, Fayette Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, George & Sue Neal

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Inez M. Wilson (SS# issued in IL) was born 16 Nov 1907, last residence Ramsey, Fayette Co., IL.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Chester Eugene Halford and Hallie Mae Lovelace Halford; and siblings Angie Lois Halford Cole, Eithal Marie Halford Hoffman, Errott John Richard Halford, Eugenia Mae “June” Halford Sprague Fisher, Florence Verneva Halford Greenwalt Roberts, and Odessa Millicent Halford Cothern Wilson in this compilation.

            Her HALFORD lineage: Inez Mae 1907 IL1, Chester Eugene 1883 IL2, John Riley 1855 IL3, James McCallister Bradley 1824 TN4, Jonathan Adkinson 1800 NC5, John 1765 NC6, John 1748 NC7, John 1690 NC8, John 1640 NC9, Thomas 1614 England10.

 

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IRENE E. WILSON ALFRED

 

NEWS GAZETTE

Champaign-Urbana, Champaign Co., IL—Tuesday, 15 December 1998

 

CHAMPAIGN—Memorial services for Irene E. Alfred, 98, of Champaign will be held at a later date at Dodge Grove Cemetery, Mattoon. There will be no visitation. Renner-Wikoff Chapel, 1900 S. Philo Road, Urbana, is in charge of arrangements.

            Mrs. Alfred died at 12:55 a.m. Monday (Dec. 14, 1998) at Manorcare Health Services, Champaign.

            She was born July 26, 1900, at Cooks Mills, a daughter of Abraham and Martha Divens Wilson. She married Russell William Alfred on July 20, 1917, at Charleston. He died April 1, 1968.

            Survivors include a daughter, Angela Byars of San Antonio, Texas; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

            Mrs. Alfred was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Mattoon. She was active in Mattoon Hospital Auxiliary and the Mattoon Elks Ladies Auxiliary.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Irene W. Alfred but show her death date as 15 Dec 1998 (SS# issued in IL), last residence Mattoon, Coles Co., IL.

            On the 1920 census Russel Alfred 23 IL and Irene Alfred 20 were listed in Matton City, Coles Co., IL. With them was mother-in-law Martha Asking 65 OH. Also in that county were the families of Russell’s father, Edward C. Alfred 64 VA, and Thomas Alfred 61 of VA, probably Edward’s brother. There is also an Isaac Alfred 48 VA who is probably part of the bunch. The 1900 census confirms that William R. Alfred b. Sept 1896 was the son of Edward C., born Dec. 1855 and Emma. Also in the county were Thomas Alfred born Aug 1858 in VA with wife Myra and a James C. Alfred b. Dec 1842 with wife Martha. The 1860 and 1870 censuses of Washington County, VA seem to confirm that Thomas, Isaac and Edward were brothers, sons of Isaac b. about 1817 in VA and his wife Mary.

            Her husband’s ALFRED lineage: Russell William 1896 IL1, Edward C. 1855 VA2, Isaac 1817 VA3.

 

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JAMES E. ALFORD

 

STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER

Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL—6 October 2003

 

            James E. Alford, 81, of Springfield, died on Saturday, October 4, 2003, at Memorial Medical Center.

            He was born on February 3, 1922, in Chicago, the son of Clover I. and Florence Smith Alford. He married Dorothy Aldridge in 1950 in Highland Park. He was a graduate of Tremont High School and the University of Illinois School of Commerce. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving as an officer with the Armored Corp during World War II and the Korean War. He owned and operated Farm and City, Inc., an insurance and real estate agency, and retired in 1994. He was a member of Tyrian Lodge 333, VFW Post 755, and Woodside United Methodist Church. He was a member of the founding staff and president of the Springfield Board of Realtors and the Multiple Listing Service. He was past president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Illinois.

            His wife survives him.

            Services were held on Wednesday at Bisch and Son Funeral Home. Burial was in Oak Ridge Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Oak Ridge Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, BjJ

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Dorothy Aldridge Alford; and paternal grandparents Elbert Harvey Alford and Mary Gertrude Bicket Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: James E. 1922 IL1, Clover Irvine 1893 IL2, Elbert Harvey 1863 IL3, Stephen P. 1827 NY4, Ruel 1801 VT5, Ashley Owen 1770 VT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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JAMES MCCALLISTER BRADLEY HALFORD

 

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Front row, l to r, Sarah, Houston, J.M.B., Martha Halford, Back row, l to r, Jeanette, Homer Vint, Elijah Marion & Elisha Wayne Halford

 

Photos from Find A Grave memorials

Posted by his great-grandson Wayne Lee Halford – used with permission

 

THE FREE METHODIST

Chicago, Cook Co., IL—19 March 1907

 

            J.M.B. Halford was born January 26, 1824, in Wayne county, Tennessee. He was married to Nancy Riley, April 24, 1845. To this union were born five sons and three daughters. Three sons and one daughter have preceded him in the spirit world.

            The wife of his youth departed this life December 25, 1868.

            January 22, 1871, he was married to Rachael E. Craig. To this union were born four sons and one daughter. One son and the mother have also preceded him.

            He leaves five sons, three daughters, twenty-nine grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, two sisters and a host of relatives and friends to mourn their loss.

            In 1847 he with his family and a number of friends moved to Hurricane township, Fayette county, Illinois, where he lived until his death, December 17, 1906. In 1850 he was converted and in 1879 he was sanctified. Soon after his conversion he united with the Methodist Episcopal church. He united with the Free Methodist church in 1904 and remained a faithful member until death. About seven years previous to his death he lost his sight, but during this time he was very patient and was often heard to express a desire that the will of God be done. W.H. Lawson.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his children Elijah Marion Halford, Jeannette Wilson Halford Haran Cole, and Vincent Bluford Halford in this compilation.

            His HALFORD lineage: James McCallister Bradley 1824 TN1, Jonathan Adkinson 1800 NC2, John 1765 NC3, John 1748 NC4, John 1690 NC5, John 1640 NC6, Thomas 1614 England7.

 

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JANET M. ALFORD HESSELL

 

QUAD-CITY TIMES

Davenport, Scott Co., IA—21 December 1998

 

COAL VALLEY, Ill.—Janet M. Hessell, 66, of Coal Valley, died Sunday, Dec. 20, 1998, at Trinity Medical Center-West Campus, Rock Island [IL]. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Trimble Funeral Home, Coal Valley. Burial will be in Greenview Memorial Gardens, East Moline....

            She retired in 1987 after working for 10 years in the physical therapy department at the now former Franciscan Medical Center, Rock Island.

            Janet Alford was born March 30, 1932, in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich. She married Stanley Hessell in 1969 in Galesburg....

            Survivors include her husband; daughters, Carrie Reynolds, Glendale Heights, and Susan Bennett and Roberta Garrow, both of Davenport; sons, Ernest Paulus Jr., Cookeville, Tenn., and Donald Paulus, Demotte, Ind.; a stepson, Stanley Hessell, Coal Valley; 15 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and sisters, Donna Bersche, Daytona Beach, Fla., and Roberta Kokko, Brighton, Mich.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Janet M. Hessell (SS# issued in MI), last residence Coal Valley, Rock Island Co., IL.

 

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JASON WAYNE ALFORD

Son of Wayne Elmer Alford, AAFA #1364

 

ROCKFORD MORNING STAR

Rockford, Winnegabo Co., IL—Wednesday, 17 January 1973

 

            Services for Khristine Mae Alford, 6, and Jason Wayne Alford, 2, daughter and son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Alford, 5055 Pebble Lane, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Kuecks Funeral Home. They died Tuesday morning in a fire in their trailer home.

            They had lived in Rockford two years since the family moved here from Jacksonville.

            Survivors include their parents, Wayne and Joyce Alford; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer H. Alford, Mount Sterling; and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Ball, Perkin.

            Burial will be in Mount Sterling Cemetery, Mount Sterling.

 

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ROCKFORD MORNING STAR

Rockford, Winnegabo Co., IL—Wednesday, 17 January 1973

 

MOBILE HOME FIRE WARNING ISSUED

 

            Fire safety precautions for mobile homes were issued Tuesday in the wake of the early morning blaze which killed two children in North Park.

            Deputy State Fire Marshal Lynn Ray said investigation of the fire was incomplete but the fire started on the living room sofa and was caused by an undetermined cause.

            The victims, Khristina M. Alford, 6, and Jason W. Alford, 2, are the only children of Wayne and Joyce Alford, 5055 Pebble Lane, Rock Cut Mobile Home Park.

            Mrs. Alford escaped the fire through one of two doors at the front end of the mobile home. The youngsters died in their bedroom at the rear of the structure where there were no exits.

            Alford, who is manager of Shull Mobile Homes, Inc., adjacent the park, was in Louisville, Ky., at a mobile home show at the time of the fire.

            Funeral services for the children will be held in Pekin, where the parents and relatives were gathered Tuesday, according to Winnebago County Coroner Collins Y. Sundberg.

            Sundberg said the victims suffered second and third-degree burns but died of smoke inhalation.

            A neighbor attempted to save the children but was repelled by flames and smoke.

            James Stout, 25, 5054 Granite St., who lives just south of the Alford mobile home, said he was going to bed at 11:45 p.m. when he "heard noises outside, looked out and saw fire coming from underneath the mobile home.

            "I saw Mrs. Alford standing by the door calling for her children . . . I broke out a window with a shovel and got inside the trailer. But I got a breath of smoke and saw flames all around me and I had to turn around and leave."

            Stout cut his hand on metal siding during the rescue attempt.

            Ray, who is also North Park fire chief, said Mrs. Alford tried to re-enter the home several times before Stout arrived, but she was also repelled by smoke and flames. She was treated for shock at St. Anthony Hospital and released.

            "The fire was of quite a duration" before firemen were called, Ray said. "It was really going when they arrived."

            Ray said mobile homes are more flammable than other types of residences and recommended several precautionary measures.

            "I've long said there should be an emergency door of some type at the opposite end," Ray said.

            The Alford home had two doors on opposite sides of west end but no means of escape or rescue entry on the east end, Ray said.

            "Their mobile home was a good one, not a cheap competition type." Ray said. "But mobile homes in general simply are a very closely knit collection of flammables. They're a compact organization of fuel supply. It's the nature of the beast that they are lightly structured with material which is quickly exhausted.

            "If you live in one, you have to be very much on the alert for fire hazards. You have to be continually aware of this one danger and be prepared for it."

            Ray cited additional precautions. Doors to bedrooms should be closed at night, he said. The doors act as a breaker for smoke and fire.

            He estimated damage to the mobile home at $10,000 and $3,000 to its furnishings.

            Sundberg said the bodies of the Alford children will be transported to Pekin for services where the paternal grandparents reside. Burial will be in Mt. Sterling where the maternal grandparents live, he added.

            Funeral arrangements were incomplete Tuesday night.

 

Photo from Mount Sterling City Cemetery, Mount Sterling, Brown Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Greg Kimberley

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his sister, Khristina Mae Alford; and grandparents Elmer Ralph Alford and Ruth Eleanor Jackson Alford Higley in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Jason Wayne 1970 IL1, Wayne Elmer ???? IL2, Elmer Ralph 1911 IL3, Ralph H. 1881 IL4, Rollin Woodruff 1855 CT5, Rollin 1822 CT6, Daniel M. 1796 CT7, Samuel 1770 CT8, Pelatiah 1739 CT9, Josiah 1696 CT10, Josiah 1649 CT11, Benedict 1619 England12, Thomas 1598 England13.

 

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JEANNETTE E. TUCKER ALFORD

 

PLEASANTON OBSERVER

Pleasanton, Linn Co. KS—Saturday, 25 May 1889

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2010

 

            Mrs. Jeannette E. Alford departed this life, Sunday morning, May 19, at nine o’clock, at her home in Plattville, Kendall Co., Illinois.

            Deceased was born in the town of Peru, Clinton county, N.Y. in October, 1833. When she reached the age of two years her parents emigrated to Kendall county, Illinois. She was married to C.H. Tucker in July, 1854, at Aurora, Illinois. In 1858 herself, husband and two children emigrated to Kansas in company with E.M. and Levi P. Tucker, settling at Hail Ridge, June 2, 1858. She resided there until 1866, when herself and husband, with E.M. Tucker, moved to Mound City, where the two latter were engaged in the mercantile business and remained there until the promising town of Pleasanton sprang into existence in 1869, when they came to this city and were here before even a railroad had reached it.

            On the thirtieth day of July, 1876 her husband, C.H. Tucker crossed the river to the unknown world beyond. She continued to reside in Pleasanton most of the time until July 12, 1888, when she was married to Frank Alford, of Plattville, Kendall County, Illinois, to which place she removed and resided there until her death.

            She was brought to Pleasanton for interment on Tuesday, May 21, and was consigned to the tomb the following day, after a very appropriate and impressive funeral sermon by Rev. Thos. Stephenson, at the M.E. church. Her last illness lasted about four weeks. She suffered but little and died in great peace and resignation. She joined the Methodist church when she was sixteen years old and has been a constant member ever since.

            The saddest event of her life was when she and her husband, C.H. Tucker, lost three children to [illegible] in one week, in 1861, and buried two of them that died the same night in one grave at Hail Ridge Cemetery.

            She leaves three daughters, Fannie, Minnie and Allie, to mourn her loss. They will, in the future, reside with their stepfather in Illinois. That the deceased was well known here, and that she was highly respected by all who knew her was demonstrated by the large number who attended the funeral exercises and followed the remains to their last resting place in the Pleasanton cemetery.

 

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KENDALL COUNTY RECORD

Yorkville, Kendall Co., IL—Wednesday, 22 May 1889

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2010

 

            Mrs. Frank Alford, living near Plattville, died last Sunday at the residence of her husband, and the remains were brought to Yorkville Monday afternoon and taken to her former home in Pleasanton Kansas, for burial.

 

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KENDALL COUNTY RECORD

Yorkville, Kendall Co., IL—Wednesday, 22 May 1889

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2010

 

            Mrs. Frank Alford died at her home on mile north of Plattville Sunday, May 18, 1889. The funeral was held at the house Monday, conducted by Rev. G.P. Sullivan, after which the remains were taken to Pleasanton, Kansas, for interment. All sympathize with the bereaved husband and daughters in their deep affliction

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her second husband, Orman Franklin Alford, in this compilation.

 

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JEANNETTE WILSON HALFORD HARAN COLE

 

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Photo from her Find A Grave memorial

Posted by Wayne Lee Halford – used with permission

 

RAMSEY NEWS-JOURNAL

Ramsey, Fayette Co., IL—Thursday, 28 June 1951

 

            Jeanette Cole was born in Illinois Feb. 10, 1873, and passed away at the West Moreland Nursing Home, Vandalia, Saturday, June 23, 1951 at the age of 78 years. Before the death of her husband, the late William Cole, the couple had made their home at Greenville.

            She was first married to Geo. Haran and later married to Mr. Cole. Both preceded her in death.

            She leaves one brother, Homer Halford of Woodstock, Ill., other relatives and many friends. Two brothers preceded her in death.

            Funeral services were conducted from the Fillmore Methodist church Monday afternoon, Rev. Walter Johnson, officiating. Interment was in Glendale cemetery. Allen Funeral Home in charge.

 

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Photo from Glendale Cemetery, Fillmore, Montgomery Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, George & Sue Neal

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her father, James McCallister Bradley Halford; brother Elijah Marion Halford; and half-brother Vincent Bluford Halford in this compilation.

            Her HALFORD lineage: Jeannette Wilson 1873 IL1, James McCallister Bradley 1824 TN2, Jonathan Adkinson 1800 NC3, John 1765 NC4, John 1748 NC5, John 1690 NC6, John 1640 NC7, Thomas 1614 England8.

 

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JEFF CLIFFORD ALFORD

 

Photo from The Spokesman-Review, Spokane, WA, 1 March 1963

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

Chicago, Cook Co., IL—Saturday, 8 March 2003

 

            Alford, Jeff Clifford former Dean of Students for C.B.I. Passed away March 5, 2003, place of service will be conducted at Shiloh M.B.C., 9211 S. Justine, Chicago, IL, 60620, Sunday, March 9, 2003; wake 5 p.m.; Funeral 6 p.m. Visit Guest Book at www.suntimes.com.

 

Photo from Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Will Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

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Taken by photographer Sherry Ellen Wells

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jeff Alford (SS# issued in IL) was born 19 Jan 1914, last residence Chicago, Cook Co., IL.

 

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JENNIE KITELL PARROTT BLANCHARD ALVORD

 

URBANA DAILY COURIER

Urbana, Champaign Co., IL—13 September 1911

 

WIFE OF PROMINENT UNIVERSITY MAN

FUNERAL WILL BE HELD FROM RESIDENCE FRIDAY AFTERNOON

 

            Mrs. Jennie Kitell Alvord, wife of Prof. Clarence Walworth Alvord, professor of history in the University of Illinois, died at their home, 1005 West California avenue, Urbana, at 11:55 o’clock Tuesday night, after a long sickness.

            Mrs. Alvord is the daughter of William Pearce Parrott of Boston, where she was born. She was married to Professor Alvord, July 25, 1893. She leaves two children, Nathanial P. Blanchard by a former marriage, and Genevieve Alvord.

            Mrs. Alvord has been prominent in the work of various Twin City clubs and was the former president of the Thirty club.

            The funeral will be held at the residence, 1005 West California avenue, Urbana, at 4 o’clock, Friday afternoon. The body will be taken to Chicago the same evening.

 

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

 

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JESSIE ALFORD

 

ROCKFORD MORNING STAR

Rockford, Winnegabo Co., IL—Friday, 7 April 1967

 

Gun Wound Victim Dies in Hospital

 

            Jessie Alford, 75, shot through the neck during last December when two other persons were wounded, died Friday morning in Rockford Memorial Hospital.

            Alford’s spinal cord was hit by the bullet. He had been partially paralyzed since the shooting.

            Authorities have not decided whether to file new charges against Charles McLain, 22, who was convicted on two counts of aggravated battery and one of attempted murder after the shooting in an apartment at 902 Elm St.

            Shot were Alford, who lived at 904 Elm St., McLain’s estranged wife, Flora, 20, and Mrs. Ethyl Horton.

            Funeral services for Alford are being arranged by the Leak Funeral Home, 7838 S. Cottage Ave., Chicago.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jesse [sic] Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 12 March 1898 and died _____ April 1967, last residence Rockford, Winnebago Co., IL.

 

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JESSIE SARAH COTHERN HALFORD

 

HERALD & REVIEW

Decatur, Macon Co., IL—22 March 1995

 

RAMSEY—Jessie Sarah Cothern Halford, 85, Ramsey, retired teacher, died Sunday (March 19, 1995). Member: First Baptist Church, Ramsey, and Retired Teachers Association.

            Survivors: husband, Errott; sons, Ross Fish and Richard Halford, both of Ramsey; brothers, Paul and Raymond Cothern, both of Ramsey; Charles Cothern, Vandalia; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

            Preceded by: parents, four brothers.

            Services: 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, First Baptist Church, Ramsey. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Miller Funeral Home, Ramsey, and one hour before services in the church. Burial: Ramsey Cemetery. Memorials: First Baptist Church, Ramsey.

 

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RAMSEY NEWS-JOURNAL

Ramsey, Fayette Co., IL—23 March 1995

 

            Jessie Sarah Halford, 85, of Ramsey died at 1:45 p.m. Sunday, March 19, 1995 in Pana Community Hospital, Pana.

            Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church, Ramsey with Rev. Norris Price officiating. Marti Turner was organist and Crystal Halford, a granddaughter was flutist. Visitation was 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Miller Funeral Home in Ramsey and one hour before service time at the church. Burial was in Ramsey Cemetery. Memorials: First Baptist Church, Ramsey.

            Pall bearers were Ted, Melvin, Gary and Don Cothern, Jim, Scott and Rodney Fish, Arron Halford.

            Mrs. Halford was born October 1, 1909 in Ramsey, the daughter of Thomas James and Maude Clara (Younger) Cothern. She married Errott John Richard Halford September 13, 1935 in Ramsey. She was a retired teacher having taught 35 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Ramsey, Sunday School teacher for many years and Ill. Retired Teacher Association.

            She is survived by her husband; sons, Ross Dale Fish and Richard Halford of Ramsey; brothers, Paul and Raymond Cothern, both of Ramsey; Charles of Vandalia; seven grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by four brothers.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jessie Halford (SS# issued in IL), last residence Ramsey, Fayette Co., IL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Errott John Richard Halford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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JIMMIE RAY ALFORD

AAFA #0500

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Chicago, Cook Co., IL—21 December 2012

 

Jimmie R. Alford

 

            Jimmie R. Alford, LL.D., L.H.D., CFRE died on December 18, 2012, at age 69, after a sudden heart attack.

            Jimmie was born in Madisonville, KY on November 24, 1943 to Loren and Dora Mae Alford. He has two siblings Betty Peveler and Larry Alford. The family moved to Chicago in the early 1950’s. On June 28, 1998, he married his best friend and true partner, Maree G. Bullock. He adored and celebrated his family, including his children Ann, Sean, Alan and Joshua and grandchildren Collin and Casey. He took immense joy in spending time with his family and never went a day without letting them know the depth of his love.

            Jimmie was also a deeply generous man who poured his heart and soul into the work of the nonprofit sector, helping to empower organizations as a visionary leader, mentor and teacher. He began his career with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Chicago while completing his degree at North Park University and advanced quickly in the organization, becoming the director of a club program unit at the age of 24. He went on to obtain a Masters degree in Administration and Organizational Behavior from Aurora University and continued to work with the Boys & Girls Clubs for a total of 16 years.

            In 1979, he founded The Alford Group, a national consulting firm serving the nonprofit community in organizational development, philanthropy, executive search and knowledge management. The mission of the firm was core to Jimmie’s work and legacy, “to strengthen the not-for-profit community.” He formalized his efforts to educate the next generation of leaders by teaching graduate courses at the Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management at North Park University and by leading the Nonprofit Executive Education Certification at Notre Dame University.

            Most recently, he was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Better Government Association of Chicago and the 2012 “Spirit of Youth” award from the National Runaway Switchboard. In 2007, he received an honorary Doctor of Laws from North Park University and an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Aurora University.

            Even more than Jimmie’s professional achievements, his profound ability to inspire and motivate remains his most celebrated quality. Over his lifetime, Jimmie has helped countless people realize their dreams through his leadership and guidance. His legacy will live on through his wife, Maree, his children and grandchildren and through every organization and individual he touched.

            Visitation and service will be held Saturday, December 22, 2012 at the First United Methodist Church at The Chicago Temple, 77 W. Washington Street, Chicago, Illinois 60602. Public visitation begins at 1 p.m. and the memorial service at 2 p.m. Interment private.

            In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Jimmie R. Alford Scholarship Fund at North Park University, 3225 West Foster Avenue, Box 6, Chicago, Illinois 60625, www.northpark.edu/giving. For further information Michalik Funeral Home 312-421-0936 or sign guestbook at www.michalikfuneralhome.com.

 

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

            Jimmie was on AAFA’s Board of Directors in 1996 and 1997. His first wife was Ellen D. Lasak.

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

            His lineage: Jimmie Ray 1943 KY1, Loren G. 1915 KY2, Harlan 1894 KY3, Delaney 1871 KY4, Wilson L. “Cap” 1840 KY5, William 1804 VA6, William 1775 VA7.

 

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JOSEPH B. “JOE” ALFORD

 

THE REGISTER-NEWS

Mt. Vernon, Jefferson Co., IL—27 May 2003

 

            Joseph B. Alford, 40, of Mt. Vernon died on May 25, 2003, at St Mary’s/Good Samaritan Hospital in Mt. Vernon. Graveside services were held on May 27 at St. Mary’s Cemetery [Jefferson Co., IL]. Hughey Funeral Home, P.O. Box 721, in Mt. Vernon handled the arrangements.

            Mr. Alford was born on September 26, 1962, in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, to Jerry T. Alford and Mary K. Clementz Alford. A U.S. Army veteran, he was a carpenter and worked for Greenwalt Construction.

            Survivors include his parents of Wayne City; a son, Joseph Thomas Alford of Mt. Vernon; brothers Dean (Peggy) Alford of Blairsville and Todd (Debbie) Alford of Dallas, Georgia; and fiancé Joyce Marlowe of Mt. Vernon.

            His grandparents and twin sisters preceded him in death.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Joseph B. Alford (SS# issued in IL), last residence Justice, Cook Co., IL.

 

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JOSEPHINE ALFORD HOLLISTER

 

JOURNAL STAR

Peoria, Peoria Co., IL—8 April 1994

 

GALVA—Josephine Alford Hollister, 80, of Galva died Wednesday, April 6, 1994, at Kewanee Hospital. She was born in Kewanee to John H. and Shirley Foote Alford.

            Surviving are one son, John Hollister of Mandeville, La.; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Susan) Wasserman of Harvard, Mass., and Mrs. Frederic (Irene Hollister) Foote of Alameda, Calif.; and three grandchildren. Two brothers preceded her in death.

            She earned a degree in business from Antioch College in 1936. She worked in Chicago and Yellow Springs, Ohio. She was a member of the Galva Women’s Club, LMI and PEO Sisterhood, Chapter BR. Memorial services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Rux- Schuster Funeral Home in Galva. Her son, the Rev. John Hollister, will officiate.... Cremation has been accorded, and burial of ashes will be in Galva Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Galva Library or the Galva Historical Society.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Josephine A. Hollister (SS# issued in IL) was born 20 Oct 1913 and died _____ Apr 1994, last residence Galva, Henry Co., IL.

 

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JOYCE ANN JANSEN ALFORD

 

QUINCY HERALD-WHIG

Quincy, Adams Co., IL—Tuesday, 4 January 2011

 

Joyce Ann <i>Jansen</i> Alford

 

            Joyce Ann Alford, 69, of 6728 Columbus Road, died on Saturday (Jan. 1, 2011) in her home

            She was born on Nov. 30, 1941, in Quincy, a daughter of Alvin J. and Mary K. Mock Jansen. She married Thomas R. Alford on April 22, 1961, in St. Francis Catholic Church in Quincy. He survives.

            Joyce was a graduate of St. Michael’s Grade School and Notre Dame High School. After their marriage, Tom and Joyce lived in Texas, Michigan and Pennsylvania before returning to Quincy in 1975. Tom and Joyce opened AA Communications in 1975, which is still in business today. In 1991, Joyce became a cellular telephone agent and was known to her many customers as the “Cell Phone Lady.”

            Joyce was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church.

            Joyce’s greatest joy was her grandchildren. She enjoyed attending the kids’ sporting events and field trips, as well as baking brownies, cooking, fishing and playing games with them. She also enjoyed playing bridge, bowling and spending time with friends. Joyce spent her life selflessly helping her family and friends and will be greatly missed.

            In addition to her husband, Joyce is also survived by three children, Alan Alford of Portland, Ore., Bruce Alford and his wife, Theresa, of Quincy and Scott Alford and his wife, Anne, of Chicago; eight grandchildren, Jessica, Christopher and Gino Alford, Owen, Olivia and Ian Alford and Emory and Reid Alford; five siblings, Georgian Huber and her husband, Earl, Michael Jansen and Bonnie, David Jansen, Marcia Roulet and her husband, Rick, and Stanley Jansen; a brother-in-law, Wayne Alford and his wife, Joyce; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives also survive.

            Joyce was preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Maxine Vonderheide and her husband, Norbie.

            SERVICES: 9:30 a.m. Thursday in the Duker and Haugh Funeral Home and 10 a.m. in St. Francis Catholic Church. Internment in Calvary Cemetery.

            VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home with a prayer service at 7 p.m.

            MEMORIALS: Alzheimer’s Research, Blessing Foundation for Hospice, St. Francis School or to Quincy Notre Dame.

            ARRANGEMENTS: Duker and Haugh Funeral Home. Condolences may be expressed online at www.whig.com.

 

Photo from Calvary Cemetery, Quincy, Adams Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robin Hillebrenner

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Joyce A. Alford (SS# issued in IL), last residence Quincy, Adams Co., IL.

 

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JUANITA “FRANKIE” FRANKS ALFORD

 

DAILY HERALD

Morris, Grundy Co., IL—Tuesday, 16 September 2008

 

Juanita V. Alford

Photo from U.C. Davis & Sons Funeral Home

 

            Mrs. Juanita “Frankie” Alford, 81, of Morris passed away Friday evening Sept. 12, 2008, in St. Joseph Hospital in Joliet with her family at her bedside.

            Born Aug. 22, 1927, in McCaskill [Hempstead Co.], Ark., she was the daughter of the late William H. and Ellen Mae (Borsenberger) Franks.

            She was raised and educated in El Dorado [Union Co.], Ark., and went on to study nursing and graduate from Warner Brown School of Nursing in St. Louis, Mo. She later graduated from St. Francis in Joliet with a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

            On Nov. 30, 1950, she married Maurice Alford who preceded her in death on Oct. 24, 2000. She was employed as the Grundy County Public Health Nurse in 1972 until her retirement in 1988.

            She was member of the First Baptist Church in Morris and the Second Baptist Church in El Dorado, Ark. She enjoyed spending time with her family.

            Surviving are her three children, David Alford of Morris, Alan (Karola) Alford of Ashmore, and Dianne Alford of Morris; four grandchildren, Joshua, Nick, Harmony and Grace Alford; two sisters; Sue Mathews of El Dorado, Ark. and Dorothy Dunham of Melvindala, Mich.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; two brothers, Doyle and Donald Franks; and one sister Joyce Franks.

            Memorial services will be held on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Sept. 17, at the U. C. Davis and Sons Funeral Home Ltd. in Morris, with Pastor Steve Larson officiating. Visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to the time of the service.

            Visitation will be from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 20, at the Youngs Funeral Home in El Dorado, Ark.

            A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. in the funeral home with graveside services being held in the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

            Memorials may be made in her name to the First Baptist Church in Morris.

            Online condolences can be made at www.ucdavisandsons.com. For more information, call (815) 942-0084.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Henry J. [?] Alford (SS# issued in AR), last residence Morris, Grundy Co., IL.

 

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JULIE M. ALFORD GOLRAD

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

Chicago, Cook Co., IL—Sunday, 16 February 2014

 

            Gollrad, Julie M. 86, of Evanston, retired drama teacher and character actress, passed away peacefully at home February 7, 2014.

            After earning her B.S. and M.S. from Northwestern University's School of Speech and Drama and pursuing her M.L.S. from University of Chicago, Julie went on to teach drama at Chicago City Day School and at Lincoln School in Evanston.

            Devoted mother of Gareth (Jessica Buben) Gollrad and Karen Gollrad.

            Preceded in death by parents, Sydney Alford and Blanche Eckholm Alford and beloved aunt, May (Charles) Neuman.

            In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia Research Foundation http://www.allbloodcancers.org/ways-to-give. Memorial service, Saturday, March 29, 1:00 p.m., Zen Buddhist Temple, 1710 W Cornelia, Chicago. Arrangements by Cremation Society of Illinois, 773-281-5058 or www.cremation-society.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Julie M. Gollrad (SS# issued in IL) was born 24Jan 1928, last residence not listed.

            We included the obituary of her father, Sydney S. Alford, in Indiana Obituaries.

 

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KEARNEY CALVIN HALFORD

 

TRIBUNE WEEKLY

Decatur, Macon Co., IL—Wednesday, 16 September 1987

 

            Halford, Kearney Calvin, 71, of Decatur died at 12:00 noon Wednesday [September 9] in his residence. Memorial services were held in Graceland Star of Hope Chapel with memorials to American Cancer Society.

            Mr. Halford was born in Elm Creek, Manitoba, Canada, son of Torrance and Addie (Price) Halford. He retired from Caterpillar Tractor, Maintenance Department in 1981. He married Evelyn Hicks in 1937.

            Survivors include his wife; son, Larry Halford of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin; daughters, Mrs. John (Susan) McLaughlan and Mrs. Paul (Jeanne) Young both of Decatur, and 5 grandchildren.

            Two sons, one daughter and three brothers preceded him in death.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Kearney C. Halford (SS# issued in IL) was born 5 Apr 1916, last residence Decatur, Macon Co., IL.

            See the obituaries of his sons Charles Edward Halford and Larry D. Halford; and parents, Torance Ernest Halford and Addie Louise Price Halford, in this compilation.

            His HALFORD lineage: Kearney Calvin 1916 Canada1, Torance Ernest 1881 IL2, Vincent Bluford 1853 IL3, James McCallister Bradley 1824 TN4, Jonathan Adkinson 1800 NC5, John 1765 NC6, John 1748 NC7, John 1690 NC8, John 1640 NC9, Thomas 1614 England10.

 

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KELLAN EVAN HALFORD

 

STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER

Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL—Sunday, 6 May 2012

 

SHERMAN—Kellan Evan Halford, the infant son of B.J. and Kate Halford was born and died on May 3, 2012 at St. John’s Hospital.

            He is survived by his parents, B.J. and Kate Halford of Sherman; maternal grandparents, Sam and Carolee McGaw of Springfield; paternal grandparents, Gary Halford of Sherman and Linda (Jeannine Zinck) Miller of Springfield and several Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.

            Private services will be held.

            Memorial Contributions may be made to the March of Dimes or SHARE Program.

 

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KENWOOD AMOS HALFORD

 

HERALD & REVIEW

Decatur, Macon Co., IL—13 April 1993

 

TAYLORVILLE—Kenwood Amos Halford, 82, Taylorville, died Saturday (April 10 1993). Member: World War II U.S. Navy veteran and American Legion, Edinburg.

            Survivors: sons, Laverne, Taylorville; Robert, Orlando, Fla.; daughters Marcella Purlee, California; Rose Lehman, Taylorville; Brenda Crawley Decatur; Martha Prickett, Hillsboro; sister, Helen Bourland, Edinburg.

            Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Roarick-Davis Memorial Home, Edinburg. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. Burial: Edinburg Cemetery.

 

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STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER

Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL—13 April 1993

 

            Kenwood Amos Halford, 82, of Taylorville died at 11:45 p.m. Saturday at Hillsboro Health Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Roarick-Davis Memorial Home, Edinburg, with burial in Edinburg Cemetery.

            Surviving are two sons, Laverne of Taylorville and Robert of Orlando, Fla.; four daughters, Marcella Purlee of California, Rose Lehman of Taylorville, Brenda Crawley of Decatur and Martha Prickett of Hillsboro; 20 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; a sister, Helen Bourland of Edinburg; a niece and a nephew.

 

 

Photos from Edinburg Cemetery, Edinburg, Christian Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Heather Hall

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Kenwood A. Halford (SS# issued in IL) was born 11 Nov 1912, last residence Taylorville, Christian Co., IL.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Anna Aline Halford; his second wife, Alice Margaret Halford; and his son Lavern Eugene Halford in this compilation.

            His parents were Eures Halford and Mabel Swiggert, married 14 Jan 1912 in Edinburg, IL.

            His HALFORD lineage, from McGee Family Tree (Ancestry): Kenwood Amos 1912 IL1, Eures 1891 IL2, Seymore Segonia 1869 IL3, Andrew Wilson 1830 TN4, Andrew 1787 NC5, John 1765 NC6, James 1737 NC7, John 1690 NC8, John 1640 NC9, Thomas 1614 England10.

 

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KHRISTINA MAE ALFORD

Daughter of Wayne Elmer Alford, AAFA #1364

 

ROCKFORD MORNING STAR

Rockford, Winnegabo Co., IL—Wednesday, 17 January 1973

 

            Services for Khristine Mae Alford, 6, and Jason Wayne Alford, 2, daughter and son of Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Alford, 5055 Pebble Lane, will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in Kuecks Funeral Home. They died Tuesday morning in a fire in their trailer home.

            They had lived in Rockford two years since the family moved here from Jacksonville.

            Survivors include their parents, Wayne and Joyce Alford; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer H. Alford, Mount Sterling; and maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert D. Ball, Perkin.

            Burial will be in Mount Sterling Cemetery, Mount Sterling.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her brother, Jason Wayne Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and grandparents Elmer Ralph Alford and Ruth Eleanor Jackson Alford Higley in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Khristina Mae 1966 IL1, Wayne Elmer ???? IL2, Elmer Ralph 1911 IL3, Ralph H. 1881 IL4, Rollin Woodruff 1855 CT5, Rollin 1822 CT6, Daniel M. 1796 CT7, Samuel 1770 CT8, Pelatiah 1739 CT9, Josiah 1696 CT10, Josiah 1649 CT11, Benedict 1619 England12, Thomas 1598 England13.

 

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LARRY D. HALFORD

 

HERALD & REVIEW

Decatur, Macon Co., IL—Saturday, 12 November 2005

 

EFFINGHAM—Larry D. Halford, age 58, of Effingham, formerly of Strasburg and Decatur, died at his home at 5:20 PM, Thursday, November 10, 2005. A celebration of Larry’s life will be held at 1:30 PM Sunday, (November 13, 2005) at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Strasburg, Illinois. Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00PM Saturday at the church and one hour before the services on Sunday. Burial will be in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Strasburg, with military rites by the Strasburg American Legion Post #289. Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery Fund, Catholic Charities FISH Christmas Store, Strasburg Veteran’s Memorial or Lincolnland Hospice. Arrangements by Howe & Yockey Funeral Home, Strasburg.

            Larry was born on November 29, 1946, in Vandalia, Illinois to Kearney and Evelyn Hicks Halford. He served in the U.S. Armed Forces and was a veteran of the Vietnam Conflict. Larry was a 1964 graduate of Warrensburg Latham High School. He was a graduate of Sangamon State University where he achieved a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and a Master of Arts degree in Business Administration. Larry was employed as an auditor for Standard Companies based in New Orleans.

            Larry married Kay Lading York of Strasburg on June 23, 2000, and they joyously combined their families.

            Larry was the loving father of Leah (Brian) Thorp of Sullivan, Wisconsin and Anthony Halford of Kansas City, Missouri. He was the loving step-father of Derrick York (Nikki) of Chicago, Illinois and Dustin York of Peoria. Larry was devoted to his three young grandsons, Clayton, Nathan, and Sawyer Thorp and loved spending time with them.

            Larry is survived by his wife; children; grandchildren; his mother of Decatur; his sisters, Susan (John) McLaughlan of Decatur, and Carol Jeanne (Paul) Young of Kimberling City, Missouri. He is also survived by sister-in-law Connie (Sanford) Searl of Argenta, Illinois, and brother-in-law Larry (Jean) Lading of Strasburg, Illinois, six nieces and nephews, and five great-nieces and nephews.

            Larry was preceded in death by his father, an infant brother and young sister, and his brother Charles who was killed during the Vietnam Conflict. Larry served as an escort when his brother’s body was returned to this country from Vietnam.

            Larry Halford was talented at carving and his wooden decoys grace the homes of his family. He also took great pride in his home and landscape. Larry was a tall man with a wide smile and a big heart. He made a point of remembering people’s names and could call scores of people his friend. He was a gracious host and an asset to his community. He will be greatly missed by his loving family and the many friends who loved him.

 

Photo from Saint Paul Cemetery, Strasburg, Shelby Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Eileen Bridges

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Larry D. Halford (SS# issued in IL), last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his father, Kearney Calvin Halford; and brother Charles Edward Halford in this compilation.

            His HALFORD lineage: Larry D. 1946 IL1, Kearney Calvin 1916 Canada2, Torance Ernest 1881 IL3, Vincent Bluford 1853 IL4, James McCallister Bradley 1824 TN5, Jonathan Adkinson 1800 NC6, John 1765 NC7, John 1748 NC8, John 1690 NC9, John 1640 NC10, Thomas 1614 England11.

 

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LAURA LOUISE SHAFER ALFORD

 

JOURNAL STAR

Peoria, Peoria Co., IL—3 January 2002

 

HAVANA—Laura Louise Alford, 79, of 701 E. Timothy Terrace, Apt. B-1, died at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2002, at her residence.

            Born April 26, 1922, in Havana to William Eugene and Leona Allen Shafer, she married Edward Alford on July 16, 1942, in Savannah, Ga. He died July 17, 1979.

            She also was preceded in death by one son, William; and one brother.

            Surviving are one son, Eddie of Havana; two brothers, Miles (and Berniece) Shafer of Detroit and Ira Richard Shafer of Ohio; four sisters, Helen Reister and Christina Bowman, both of Alton, Betty Caldwallader of Hennepin and Donna Shafer of Springfield; and five grandchildren.

            She had been a machine operator for Atwood Vacuum Co. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Havana.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Hurley Funeral Home in Havana, where visitation will be one hour before. The Rev. James Middleton will officiate. Burial will be in Laurel Hill Cemetery.

            Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

Photo from Laurel Hill Cemetery, Havana, Mason Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Janice Bonilla

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Laura Alford (SS# issued in IL), last residence Havana, Mason Co., IL.

            See the obituary of her son Eddie Bob Alford in this compilation.

 

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LAVERN EUGENE “TOM” HALFORD

 

STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER

Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL—Thursday, 27 January 2000

 

TAYLORVILLE [Christian Co.]—Lavern E. “Tom” Halford, 68, of Taylorville died Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2000, at St. Vincent’s Memorial Hospital.

            He was born Oct. 17, 1931, in Edinburg, the son of Kenwood A. and Anna Aline Halford. He married Nancy Kuntzman, she preceded him in death. He married Faye Hoy in 1993 in Taylorville.

            Mr. Halford was a coal miner, retiring from Peabody Mine 10. He was a member of Eagles Arie 1425 and UMWA.

            Survivors: wife, Faye; a son, Lawrence E. Halford of Corvallis, Ore.; three daughters, Linda Lipske of Summerville, S.C., Barbara Shaff of Charleston, S.C., and Marlene Elliott of Rochester, N.Y.; three stepsons, David W. and Timothy E. Ashby and Edward M. Gillen II, all of Taylorville; five grandchildren; a step-grandchild; mother, Anna Aline Halford of Taylorville; a brother, H. Robert Halford of Florida; four sisters, Mary Purlee of California, Rose Lehman of Taylorville, Brenda Crawley of Blue Mound and Martha Wayne of Pawnee; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.

            Services: 2 p.m. Saturday, Sutton Memorial Funeral Home in Taylorville, the Rev. Randy Myers officiating. Burial: Fraley Cemetery.

 

Photo from Fraley Cemetery, Taylorville, Christian Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer Dale Sims

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lavern E. Halford (SS# issued in IL), last residence Taylorville, Christian Co., IL.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Nancy L. Kuntzman Halford; parents, Kenwood Amos Halford and Anna Aline Bible Halford; his stepmother, Alice Margaret Halford; and his sister Rose Mary Halford Champley Lehman in this compilation.

            His HALFORD lineage, from McGee Family Tree (Ancestry): Lavern Eugene 1931 IL1, Kenwood Amos 1912 IL2, Eures 1891 IL3, Seymore Segonia 1869 IL4, Andrew Wilson 1830 TN5, Andrew 1787 NC6, John 1765 NC7, James 1737 NC8, John 1690 NC9, John 1640 NC10, Thomas 1614 England11.

 

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LAVERNE ALFORD FEDDERSON

 

Serenity Memorial Funeral & Cremation Service

Belleville, St. Clair, IL—_____ January 2014

 

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Full Name       Ms. Laverne Fedderson

Date of Birth   Wednesday, March 8th, 1961

Date of Death Friday, January 17th, 2014

 

Service Information

When               Saturday, January 25th, 2014, 11:00am

Location          Bibleway House of Prayer

Address           1858 Highway 40

                        Mulberry Grove, IL

 

            Ms. Laverne Feddersen is preceded in death by her parents, Eddie Alford and Sadie Alford; and two brothers, Robert Alford and Terry Alford.

            She leaves to cherish two daughters, Renee Feddersen, of Edwardsville, IL and Tahlia Stover of Cincinatti, OH; one granddaughter, McKenzie Wellmaker; three sisters, Brenda Stiff of Pontiac, IL, Sylvia McNamee Centreville, IL and Evelyn Alford of Pontiac, IL; five brothers, Eddie (Juanita) Alford Jr., Nathan (Lorraine) Alford, Donald Alford, Joe Alford, and Tim Alford; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Sadie Lee Vann Alford; and brother Robert Lee Alford in this compilation.

            Her lineage: Laverne 1961 MO1, Eddie 1915 AR2, Louis/Lewis 1867 MS3, John 1833 MS4.

 

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LAVONA F. ALFORD JOHNSON

 

QUINCY HERALD-WHIG

Quincy, Adams Co., IL—Wednesday, 5 October 1994

 

            LaVona F. Johnson, 93, formerly of Quincy, died at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday (Oct. 4, 1994) in Care Inn Convalescent Center in La Salle.

            She was born March 8, 1901, in Atkinson, a daughter of the Rev. George E. and Jennie Watson Alford. She married Chester H. Johnson in Bloomington June 25, 1925. He died in 1949.

            Mrs. Johnson graduated from Onarga Township High School in 1919 and Illinois Wesleyan University in 1923 with a bachelor of science degree. She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority in college and Chapters EC-PEO in Quincy and JV in Bloomington.

            She moved to Quincy from Chenoa in 1931. She was an X-ray and laboratory technician in Brokaw Hospital in Normal and Ryburn Hospital in Ottawa and was a medical assistant and technician for Dr. James F. Merritt and Dr. H.M. Shair in Quincy.

            She studied piano and pipe organ in college and was organist in churches in Bloomington, Chenoa and Quincy for more than 20 years. For many years she was accompanist for soloists and groups in Bloomington and Quincy. She was executive secretary for 11 years of the Quincy Youth Development Project and Commission, an educational research program for gifted and maladjusted children in the Quincy Public Schools under the supervision of the Committee on Human Development of the University of Chicago.

            In 1963, she went to Bloomington as head resident for seven years of Ferguson Hall at Illinois Wesleyan University. She traveled in all of the states and Mexico and Canada.

            She was a member of Alpha Gamma Delta Alumni Club; Vermont Street United Methodist Church since 1931, serving as secretary of the official board, active in the Women’s Society and Sunday school; served two years as second president of Quincy Symphony Guild and secretary of Quincy Symphony board; was co-chairman of the first flea market sponsored by Quincy fine arts groups; a member of the Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County; and was appointed to membership in the National Society of Fine Arts. She was a life member of Quincy Art Club and a member of the Visiting Nurse Board, YWCA Finance Committee, Family Service Agency, AARP, American Association of University Women and Budget Committee of Community Chest (now United Way). She also was a member of the Steering Committee for Quincy Bicentennial in 1976, served on panel discussion group program for National Orchestra Guild in Nashville, Tenn.; was on radio and TV programs for QYDC and mental health; and was secretary for Adams County Senior Citizens of Quincy and the Century Club at Illinois Wesleyan University.

            Survivors include a son, Robert H. Johnson of Jacksonville, N.C.; two granddaughters, Linda M. Carls of La Salle and Christine Adams of Ladson, S.C.; seven great–grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by a sister, Bessie L. Alford; and a brother, Marion W. Alford.

            Services will be conducted at 11:30 a.m. Friday in the Hansen–Spear Funeral Home by the Rev. William Foose. Burial will be in Quincy Memorial Park. Visitation will be one hour before the service Friday. Memorials may be made to Vermont Street Methodist Church or Care Inn Convalescent Center in La Salle.

 

Photo from Quincy Memorial Park, Quincy, Adams Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Michael Mann

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lavona A. Johnson (SS# issued in IL), last residence La Salle, La Salle Co., IL.

            See the obituary of her sister Bessie L. Alford in this compilation.

            For more information and photos on this family, see AAFA’s biography, Jacob Andrew Alford’s Family History.

            Her lineage: Lavona A. 1901 IL1, George Edwin 1868 IL2, Andrew J. 1836 Norway3.

 

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LAVONNE A. “BONNIE” MEYER ALFORD PIRTLE

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER-REPUBLIC

Rockford, Winnegabo Co., IL—Friday, 12 January 2007

 

            LaVonne A. "Bonnie" Pirtle, 70, of Belvidere died Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2007, in O.S.F. Saint Anthony Medical Center arising from complications from surgery.

            She was born July 7, 1936, in Fairmont, Minn., the daughter of Ellsworth and Della (Farnsworth) Meyer. She worked in the paint department for Daimler-Chrysler Corp. for 33 years, retiring in 2001. She moved to Belvidere in 1966, coming here from Minnesota. Bonnie was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. In her past time, she enjoyed performing with the Silver Bells Singing Group and playing cards and shooting pool at the Keen Age Center. She is a graduate of Fairmont High School.

            She is survived by sons, Robert (Judy) Meyer of Poplar Grove and Joel (Kim) Alford of Beloit, Wis.; daughter, Cindy Alford of Rockford; grandchildren, Karen (Ed) Paholski, Dwayne George, Tim (Karen) Brockway, Melissa (Rick) Applewhite, Cassandra Wille; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Rosie (Mike) Long of Las Vegas, Nev.; and three brothers in Minnesota.

            Bonnie is preceded in death by parents; son, Stanley Alford and granddaughter, April Meyer and a brother.

            Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 15, in Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Funeral Home, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., with the Rev. Allan R. Buss, pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial in Belvidere Cemetery…. To express online condolences, please visit buckwheelerhyland.com .

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lavonne A. Pirtle (SS# issued in MN), last residence Poplar Grove, Boone Co., IL.

            See the obituary of her son Stanley L. Alford in this compilation.

            She is buried as LaVonne A. Pirtle. Her gravestone in Belvidere Cemetery confirms her birth and death dates. The Find A Grave photographer refused permission to use the photo here.

 

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LAWRENCE ALFORD

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER-GAZETTE

Rockford, Winnegabo Co., IL—Saturday, 12 August 1922

 

SPRINGFIELD, Ill., Aug. 12—Lawrence Alford, proprietor of the Haden hotel at Beardstown, who was injured several days ago when his automobile was struck by a B.&O. train at a crossing near Pleasant Plain, died at noon today at St. John’s hospital.

 

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LEAH M. ALFORD MCCUMBER

 

Photo from gravestone

 

THE PANTAGRAPH

Bloomington, McLean Co., IL—30 March 2006

 

DANVERS—Leah M. McCumber, 80, Chenoa, formerly of Pontiac and Fort Myers, Fla., died at 12:21 p.m. Tuesday (March 28, 2006) at Meadows Mennonite Nursing Home, Chenoa.

            Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Zion Lutheran Church, Danvers, with Pastor Frank Zimmerman officiating. Inurnment will be at Lee Memorial Park Cemetery in Fort Myers, Fla. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the church.

            Memorials may be made to Meadows Mennonite Nursing Home, 24588 Church Ave., Chenoa, IL 61726. Otto-Argo-Calvert Memorial Homes, Danvers, is in charge of arrangements.

            She was born June 13, 1925, in Peoria, the daughter of Walter Earl and Amelia Lucille Peale Alford. She married John McCumber on Oct. 31, 1943, at Peoria. He passed away June 16, 2005.

            Surviving are one daughter, Judy (Terry) Winterland, Danvers; two brothers, David (Louise) Alford, Punta Gorda, Fla., and Donald (Paula) Alford, Fairmont, Minn.; seven grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, John McCumber Jr. in March of 2005; and two brothers.

            Mrs. McCumber was a manager of Pontiac Credit Bureau.

            She was a member of Lutheran Church in Lehigh Acres, Fla. She was the choir director and part-time organist for First Lutheran Church in Pontiac.

            She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and will be deeply missed by her friends and family.

 

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Photo from Lee Memorial Park, Fort Myers, Lee Co., FL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John Bradford

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Leah M. McCumber (SS# issued in IL), last residence Chenoa, McLean Co., IL.

            See the obituaries of her brother Donald Ray Alford; and grandfather Orrell Cyrus Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother David Lloyd Alford in Florida Obituaries.

            In 1930, Peoria, Peoria Co., IL, Leah M. Alford, age 5, is living with her parents, Walter E. and Amelia Alford, and siblings Walter C. 7, Earl E. 7, David L. 2-6/12, and Donald R 6/12. All were born in IL.

            From Florida Death Index, 1877-1998 (Ancestry): Walter Earl Alford, born 8 Aug 1904, died 8 Dec 1978 in Lee Co., FL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Leah M. 1925 IL1, Walter Earl 1904 IL2, Orrell Cyrus 1866 IL3, Cyrus Edgar 1837 NY4, Ruel 1801 VT5, Ashley Owen 1770 VT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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LINDA PAULETTE ALFORD LUTTRELL

Aunt of Sharon Gale Crowe Klehm, AAFA #1080

 

THE PANTAGRAPH

Bloomington, McLean Co., IL—Thursday, 14 December 1995

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2010

 

FAIRBURY—The memorial service of Linda Paulette (Alford) Luttrell, 52, of 304 W. Livingston, Fairbury, will be at 7 p.m. today at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury, Andrew Diestelkamp officiating. She will be cremated. There will be no visitation. She died at 4:25 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 12, 1995) at her residence. Memorials may be made to Dominy Memorial Library, Fairbury.

            Surviving are her husband, Argil Luttrell; two daughters, Rebecca Luttrell, Joliet, and Sara Luttrell, Fairbury; one son, Jason Luttrell, Fairbury; two brothers, William Alford, Chatsworth, and Willis Alford, Fairbury; and one sister, Geneva “Jenney” Jeffers, Chatsworth.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Linda P. Luttrell (SS# issued in IL) was born 4 June 1943, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Geneva Gwendolyn Alford Crowe Jeffers, William Earl Alford, and Willis Alford in this compilation.

            For more information on her family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of William Alford and Mary Miller.

            Her lineage: Linda Paulette 1943 KY, Chester Lee 1902 KY, Delaney 1871 KY3, Wilson L. “Cap” 1840 KY4, William 1804 VA5, William 1775 VA6.

 

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LOTTIE JANE ALFORD

 

ROCKFORD MORNING STAR

Rockford, Winnegabo Co., IL—Thursday, 1 August 1963

 

            Lottie Jane Alford, 62, 427 Edwards St., died at 4:45 a.m. Monday, July 29, 1963 in St. Anthony Hospital after a long illness.

            Born Oct. 20, 1900 in Jackson, Miss. Lived 12 years in Rockford, coming here from Peoria. Married to Glover Alford in Decatur, Ill. April 5, 1924.

            Survivors include her husband, Glover.

            Services at noon Thursday, Aug. 1, in C.A. Moore Funeral Home, 1626 Clifton Ave. with the Rev. D.W. Heath, pastor of Second Christian church, officiating. Burial in Cedar Bluff Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

            On 7/9/2012, Find A Grave photographer Alva Van Houten reported that “Lottie Jane Alford is buried in Section 18A, Plot 4, Grave 5. There is no marker for her grave.”

 

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LOUISE ARLENE ALFORD SKINNER LISENBY

Mother of Kathleen Skinner Hawkinson, AAFA #1489

 

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“Louise Alford wearing her small WWII victory pin. Both Louise's father and husband to be, Robert Skinner were in the service.”

Photo from her daughter Kathleen Skinner Hawkinson - used with permission

 

NORTHWEST HERALD

Crystal Lake, McHenry Co., IL—Thursday, 6 April 2006

 

HOPEDALE—Louise A. Lisenby, 78, formerly of Crystal Lake, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006, at Hopedale Nursing Home in Hopedale.

            She was born Aug. 23, 1927, in Woodstock, to Dr. Frank and Rilla Ferguson Alford. She first married Robert Skinner, who preceded her in death. She later married Harold Lisenby, who also preceded her in death.

            She was a homemaker and a wonderful mother and grandmother. She attended First Congregational Church in Crystal Lake and was a member of the Crystal Lake Auxiliary.

            Survivors include a daughter, Kathleen (David) Hawkinson of Lincoln; three granddaughters; six great-grandchildren; and a brother, Frank Alford II of Colorado Springs, Colo.

            She also was preceded in death by her parents; a daughter, Nancy Skinner; a stepson, Steven Skinner; and a sister, Frances Flood.

            Cremation has been accorded. There will be no service and no visitation. For information, call Davis Mortuary, Hopedale Chapel at (309) 925 2761.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Louise Lisenby (SS# issued in IL), last residence Lincoln, Logan Co., IL.

            See the obituary of her mother, Rilla E. Ferguson Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Louise Arlene 1927 IL1, Frank Lambert 1899 IL2, Seth R. 1848 NY3, Wesley J. 1820 NY4, Ashley Owen 1770 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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LYDIA BOWLES ALFORD

 

KENDALL COUNTY RECORD

Yorkville, Kendall Co., IL—Wednesday, 28 April 1886

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2010

 

            .... It is indeed hard for any who have known the sweet life whose going out we write in sadness here, to realize that upon Mrs. Frank Alford’s fair form has closed forever the sable door of the windowless temple of rest. She passed from this life to that one of lovely, peaceful rest, on Monday evening, April 19th, after weeks of terrible suffering; but through it all she bore up nobly until the last, when God relieved her of pain and called her home. Cancer of the bowels was the cause of her death. She leaves a husband, son and daughter to mourn her departure. The burial took place on Wednesday afternoon following her death....

 

Photo from Plattville Cemetery, Plattville, Kendall Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Mark and Laurie Sutherland

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Orman Franklin Alford; and her children Myron Alford and Gratia E. Alford Gabel in this compilation.

            She shares a gravestone with her sister-in-law, Sally Lomira Alford—one side is Lydia’s and the other side is Sally Lomira’s.

 

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MABEL ADELINE “PEGGY” RICH ALFORD

Grandmother of Bonniejean Alford Hinde, AAFA #1375

 

JOURNAL STAR

Peoria, Peoria Co., IL—27 July 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2010

 

EL PASO—Mabel A. “Peg” Alford, 87, of 301 E. Jefferson St. died at 5:15 p.m. Sunday, July 25, 1999, at BroMenn Regional Medical Center in Normal. Born Dec. 27, 1911, in Deer Creek to Joseph William and Sarah Evaline Boley Rich, she married Joseph T. Alford on Nov. 8, 1936, in Mattoon. He died March 3, 1982. One son, Harold, four brothers and four sisters also preceded her in death.

            Surviving are one son, Robert (Judy) of Cary; one daughter, Mignonette (Dale) Wise of El Paso; eight grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

            She was a member of El Paso United Methodist Church. She also was a member of Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Rebekah Lodge 210; Order of the Eastern Star, James Thompson Chapter 147; Order of the Amaranth, Queen Christina Court 4; and Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem, Joppa Shrine 54. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Froelich Memorial Home in El Paso.... Burial will be in East Lawn Memory Gardens in Bloomington....

 

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THE PANTAGRAPH

Bloomington, McLean Co., IL—27 July 1999

 

            Mabel “Peg” Alford, 87, of 301 E. Jefferson St., El Paso, died at 5:15 p.m. Sunday (July 25, 1999) at BroMenn Regional Medical Center, Normal.

            Her funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Froelich Memorial Home, El Paso.... Burial will be in East Lawn Memorial Gardens, Bloomington. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the memorial home, with an Eastern Star service at 7 p.m....

            Memorials may be made to the Arthritis Foundation or the Leukemia Foundation.

            Mrs. Alford was born Dec. 27, 1911, at Deer Creek, a daughter of Joseph William and Sarah Evaline Boley Rich. She married Joseph T. Alford on Nov. 8, 1936, at Mattoon. He died March 3, 1982.

            Survivors include a son, Robert J. (Judy) Alford, Cary; a daughter, Mignonette (Dale) Wise, El Paso; and four great-grandchildren.

            Also surviving are eight grandchildren: Cindia Fletcher, Doug (Leah) Fletcher, Tod (Judi) Alford, Dawn (Jim) Eaton, Dean Alford, Angie Alford, Bonnie Jean Alford, and Josephine Alford.

            She also was preceded in death by a son, Harold Alford; four brothers; and four sisters.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of the United Methodist Church, El Paso; Independent Order of Odd Fellows Rebekah Lodge 210; James Thompson Chapter 147 Order of the Eastern Star; Order of the Amaranth Queen Christina Court 4; and Order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem Joppa Shrine 54.

 

Photo from East Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Bloomington, McLean Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bonniejean Alford Hinde, AAFA #1375

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mabel A. Alford (SS# issued in IL), last residence El Paso, Woodford Co., IL.

            See the obituary of her son Harold Dean Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Joseph Theodore 1904 IL1, Harmon Andrew 1873 KY2, Andrew West 1841 MS3.

 

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MABEL LAVERTA JONES ALFORD

 

Mabel Alford, 1993

Photo from John Hamel Jones Family, contributed by Glenda Richter—genealogytrails.com

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR

Rockford, Winnegabo Co., IL—Friday, 6 January 1995

 

CHADWICK [Carroll Co.]—Mabel L. Alford, 87, of Chadwick, died Thursday [January 5] in Morrison Community Hospital. Funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in Frank-Law-Jones Funeral Home, Mount Carroll, preceded by visitation from 11:30 a.m. until time of service. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery, Mount Carroll.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Milo Clifford “Bump” Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            From John Hamel Jones Family: Mabel Laverta Jones was born 31 Jan 1907 in Woodland, Mt. Carroll, Carroll Co., IL, the daughter of Newman Oliver Jones and Nellie Sophia Davis.

 

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MARGUERITE C. SNODGRASS HALFORD

 

STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER

Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL—5 January 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

            Marguerite C. Halford, 83, of Springfield, formerly of Auburn, died at 7:05 a.m. Tuesday at Memorial Medical Center. She was born Feb. 10, 1910, in Chatham, the daughter of Harry and Margaret Salade Snodgrass. She married Frank “Chappy” Halford Jr. in 1929 in St. Louis, Mo.

            Preceding her in death were her husband in 1982, a grandson and a sister, Alma.

            Mrs. Halford worked for 27 years at F.W. Means in Springfield and retired in 1976 as a supervisor.

            Surviving are three sons, Thomas E. Halford of Springfield, Franklin Halford of Phoenix, Ariz., and John Halford of Omaha, Neb.; three daughters, Mrs. Donald (Beatrice) Yakus of Lake Catatoga in Plainview, and Mrs. Charles (Mary) Hubb and Mrs. William (Peggy) Wilkins, both of Springfield; 15 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and a sister, Ada Thein of Pawnee.

            Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Berry Funeral Home in Auburn.... Burial will be in Auburn Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Jan 1994) dates of Marguerite C. Halford (SS# issued in IL), last residence Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL.

            See the obituary of her son Thomas E. Halford in this compilation.

 

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MARIA ELIZABETH FISK ALFORD

 

KENDALL COUNTY RECORD

Yorkville, Kendall Co., IL—Wednesday, 15 June 1910

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2010

 

PLATTVILLE [Kendall Co.]—After months of suffering from cancer, Mrs. Elizabeth Alford passed to her eternal home on Wednesday morning, June 8. The funeral services were held at the home Saturday afternoon....

            Although Mrs. Alford was a great sufferer in her illness, yet she was patient and was full resigned to the divine will. Her faith never faltered for an instant and Jesus Christ was all the time with her, and her mind and mental powers were clear to the end....

            Maria Elizabeth, only daughter of Alanson and Laura Fisk, was born at St. Albans, Vt., January 20, 1830, and died at her home at Plattville, Ill., June 8, 1910. Her parents moved to Clinton county, New York, and she grew to young womanhood in the vicinity of Plattsburg. She was educated at Franklin Academy, Malone, N.Y. She began to teach at the age of seventeen and was a teacher for eleven years. She was one of the teachers who received training at the Hartford Normal school, an institution that was promoted for the purpose of improving the district schools of the western states, especially Indiana and Illinois. To secure trained teachers to take up this pioneer work a summer normal school was conducted and teachers were given transportation to the West.

            Miss Fisk was sent to Southern Indiana, near Veway. She taught in a log schoolhouse and also helped to organize a Sunday school. Later she crossed the Ohio river and was governess in the family of a Kentucky gentleman. Miss Fisk’s father was a staunch abolitionist and for years had prayed and voted for the abolition of slavery. Though employed in a slave holding family she maintained her principles and denounced the unrighteousness of slavery. She did this and at the same time gained the respect and friendship of her employers. She returned to her home in the East for a short time.

            In the spring of 1858 she came to Illinois to visit her aunt, Mrs. William Burt, and to teach the summer school in the McKanna district.

            She was married to Samuel W. Alford of Plattville, Ill. Oct. 24, 1858. To this union were born one son and six daughters. The eldest daughter died in infancy; Charles W. died November 23, 1881; Mrs. Gussie Tallmadge died December 23, 1898. She leaves to mourn her loss her husband and four daughters. Mrs. Luaret E. Howland, Edgewater, Colo.; Laura, Amoret, and Nettie of Plattville and five grandchildren. One brother, Augustin Fisk, lives near Plattsburg, N.Y. Her oldest brother Charles W., was killed in the battle of Shiloh; her brother Stephen died in Salisbury prison, S.C.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Samuel W. Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her children Charles W. Alford and Gussie Alford Tallmadge in this compilation.

            Her memorial at Find A Grave, Plattville Cemetery, Plattville, Kendall Co., IL, confirms her birth date but says she died 18 June 1910, which must be an error because the newspaper obituary is dated June 15.

 

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MARIE ALFORD WALDEN

 

STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER

Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL—Sunday, 26 June 1994

 

            Marie Alford Walden, 88, of Springfield died at 3:35 a.m. Saturday [June 25] at Oak Terrace Healthcare Center.

            She was born Jan. 14, 1906, in rural Palmyra, the daughter of Joseph L. and Tessie Neece Alford. She married Merle M. Walden in 1926 in Girard.

            She was preceded in death by a son, Harold “Hal” Walden.

            Mrs. Walden was a member of Douglas Avenue Methodist Church and an associate member of Girard United Methodist Church. Prior to her retirement in 1970, she was employed by Horace Mann Insurance Co. for 15 years. She was a 60 year member of Lalla Rookh OES and a member of Springfield Garden Club.

            Surviving are her husband, Merle; son, Myron “Mike” Walden of Tarzana, Calif.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

            Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at Boardman-Smith Funeral Chapel, with the Rev. Robert McDonald officiating. Burial will be in Girard Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marie A. Walden (SS# issued in IL), last residence Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL.

 

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MARILYN RUTH ALFORD BENJAMIN

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Chicago, Cook Co., IL—Thursday, 3 December 2009

 

            Marilyn Ruth Benjamin, nee Alford, passed suddenly, dear wife of 52 years of Ralph J.; loving mother of Thomas J. Sr. (Diane) of Naperville, IL and James A. (Darla) of Northfield, MN; dear sister of Willard L. (Gloria) Alford; fond grandmother of Thomas Jr., Brian, Alexander, Rebecca and Jason.

            Visitation Monday, 9 a.m. until time of Service at 11 a.m. at Chapel Hill Gardens South Funeral Home, 11333 S. Central Ave., Oak Lawn.

            Interment Chapel Hill Gardens South Cemetery….

 

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Photo from Chapel Hill Gardens South, Oak Lawn, Cook Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, William Kazupski

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marilyn R. Benjamin (SS# issued in IL) was born 8 Sep 1935 and died 1 Dec 2009, last residence Yorkville, Kendall Co., IL.

            We included the obituary of her father, Willard Lee Alford Sr., in Kentucky Obituaries; and brother Willard Lee Alford Jr. in Arkansas Obituaries.

            Marilyn was the daughter of Willard Lee Alford and his second wife, Emma Ruth Roberts.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John William Alford, b. 1811 England – died 1890 KY.

            Her lineage: Marilyn Ruth 1935 IL1, Willard Lee 1904 IN2, Joseph 1873 KY3, Thomas Atchinson 1844 IN4, John William 1811 England5, John about 1783 England6, John 1759 England7, Edward 1725 England8, Robert bef 1699 England9.

 

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MARTHA A. ALFORD ANGEL

 

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MACOUPIN COUNTY ENQUIRER

Carlinville, Macoupin Co., IL—_____December 1952

 

CARLINVILLE, Dec. 18—Mrs. Martha A. Angel, 79, wife of J.T. Angel, died at 10:45 a. m. Thursday [18 Dec 1952] at Carlinville Area hospital where she had been a patient for two months. Her death occurred on her 57th wedding anniversary. [John T. Angel and Martha A. Alford were married 18 December 1895 (Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763–1900 - www.ilsos.gov/GenealogyMWeb/marrsrch.html)].

            Mrs. Angel was born May 2, 1873, in Palmyra, a daughter of M.T. and Susan Mary Searcy Alford. In 1895 she was married to J.T. Angel, and they lived on the Angel farm west of town for 45 years. She was a member of Charity Baptist Church.    Besides her husband she is survived by one son, Vernon, of St. Louis; three granddaughters, and one grandson; two sisters, Mrs. Sara Vogel of Palmyra, and Mrs. Rose Whithorn, Zephyer Hills, Fla.; one brother, Cleve Alford, of Girard.

            The body was removed to Wiese funeral home here where funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p. m. Sunday. Rev. F.L. Crouch will officiate, assisted by Rev. Hugh Harding. Burial will be in Mayfield Memorial Cemetery.

 

Photo from Mayfield Memorial Park Cemetery, Carlinville, Macoupin Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, ALMAC

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her mother, Susan Mary Searcy Alford; and her sister Bertha Louise Alford Pritchett in this compilation.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Charles Alford, 1790 NC – 1858 IL.

            Her lineage: Martha A. 1873 IL1, Meshack Tipton 1828 TN2, Charles 1790 NC3.

 

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MARTHA F. ALVORD DAUM

 

Martha, her sister Thelma, and their mother Emma Kienast Alvord

Passport photo, 18 March 1920 (Ancestry): They sailed from NY on about 1 June 1920, intending to visit Emma’s place of birth, Switzerland

 

JOURNAL STAR

Peoria, Peoria Co., IL—Tuesday, 9 July 2002

 

            Martha F. Alvord Daum, 87, of Chillicothe, Illinois, died at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 6, 2002, at Heritage Manor in Chillicothe.

            She was born on March 13, 1915, in Chillicothe to Clyde and Emma Kienast Alvord. She was a graduate of Brown’s Business College in Peoria. She was a bookkeeper for J.T. Fennell Company for 26 years before retiring in 1995.

            Her son, Tex, of Chillicothe, daughter, Karen Daum Mabberly of Chillicothe, four grandsons, and seven great-grandchildren survive her.

            Services were private. Burial was in Chillicothe City Cemetery.

 

 

Photos from Chillicothe City Cemetery, Chillicothe, Peoria Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dan Ryan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Martha F. Daum (SS# issued in IL), last residence Chillicothe, Peoria Co., IL.

            See the obituaries of her father, Clyde Melville Alvord; and sister Thelma L. Alvord in this compilation.

            Her lineage, from several family trees at Ancestry: Martha F. 1915 IL1, Clyde Melville 1890 IL2, Ivan Maples 1859 OH3, John Jacob 1824 NY4, David 1788 CT5, Alexander 1767 CT6.

 

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MARY ELIZABETH ELMER ALFORD

Great-Grandmother of Jean Ward Shadid, AAFA #0816, and Kathleen Skinner Hawkinson, AAFA #1489

 

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Photo from her great-granddaughter Kathleen Skinner Hawkinson - used with permission

 

THE PANTAGRAPH

Bloomington, McLean Co., IL—Monday, 11 June 1951

 

CROPSEY [McLean Co.]—Funeral services for Mrs. Mary E. Alford, 93, who died Saturday [June 9] in Elgin, were to be held at 2 p.m. (daylight) Monday in the Cropsey Methodist Church. The Rev. M.L. Sullins was to officiate. Burial was to be in Cropsey Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Deposit, N.Y. March 13, 1858, the daughter of Ellis and Rebecca Elmer. She was married to Seth Alford in Butler, Mo., Feb. 5, 1877. They moved to Cropsey shortly after they were married.

            Mr. Alford died in 1927.

            Surviving are: one daughter, Mrs. C. Rav Ward, Cropsey and one son, Dr. Frank Alford, Crystal Lake.

            One daughter and one son preceded her in death, as did three brothers and four sisters.

 

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From a newspaper clipping in her great-granddaughter Kathleen Skinner Hawkinson’s scrapbook

 

MRS. MARY ALFORD BURIED AT CROPSEY

 

CROPSEY, June 14—Mrs. Mary E. Alford, 93, died at 1:15 p.m. Saturday at the Sherman hospital, Elgin. She had been ill for six weeks. She was taken to the Warner funeral home at Crystal Lake, and brought to Cropsey Monday morning, where funeral services were held at the Methodist church at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Cropsey cemetery.

            Pallbearers were her eight grandsons, Frank Alford, and Dwight Flood, of Crystal Lake; Robert Skinner, of Elmhurst; Lawrence Ward, Edward Ward and Harold Elliott, of Cropsey; Lyle Branz, of Sibley, and Ralph Sweet of Anchor….

            Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. C. Ray Ward, of Cropsey, and a son, Dr. Frank L. Alford, of Crystal Lake.

            One daughter and one son preceded her in death. Also three brothers, four sisters and the parents.

            She was one of the most lovable and kind mothers to be found and had made many friends during…. [article cut off]

 

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Source unknown

From a newspaper clipping in her great-granddaughter Kathleen Skinner Hawkinson’s scrapbook

 

            Within a week, both Dr. and Mrs. F.L. Alford experienced the loss of each of their mothers, both of whom had lived to advanced age but both of whom had not been in good health in recent months….

            On June 9, Dr. Alford’s mother passed away at Sherman hospital at the age of 94. She had been seriously ill since May 19 when Dr. Alford went to Cropsey, Ill., to bring her to the local hospital where he could give her the best of treatment and care.

            “Grandma” Alford spent the fall and winter months with her son and family here for about 25 years, returning to Cropsey for the remainder of the year. She was always keen and alert and her work in making fancy quilts, crocheting, and other instance of handiwork were viewed by many when displays for this type of work were held. She was active in the Ladies Aid activities at the Congregational church and came to enjoy a very wide acquaintance….

            She was born on Mar. 14, 1857 in Deposit, N.J., but spent most of her life at Cropsey, Ill. Her husband, Seth, and a son, Elmer, preceded her in death.

            In addition to Dr. Alford of Crystal Lake, a daughter, Mrs. Ray Ward of Cropsey survives besides numerous other relatives.

            The body was at the Warner Funeral home until Monday when services were held at the Methodist …. [article cut off]

 

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

 

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MARY ELIZABETH IRISH NORTON ALFORD

 

[Although she died in IL, we are also including her obituary in New York Obituaries because she lived most of her life there.]

 

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Mary and her daughters

Photo posted to her Find A Grave memorial by Joel Frampton Gilfert – used with permission

 

[Although she died in IL, we are also including her obituary here because she lived most of her life in NY.]

 

PORTVILLE REVIEW

Portville, Cattaraugus Co., NY—Thursday, 13 April 1944

 

20 YEARS AGO

APRIL 4, 1924

 

            Mary E. Irish Alford, aged 78, wife of the late Byron Alford, died March 27 at the home of her daughter, in Bement [Piatt Co.], Illinois.

            She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. D.H. [David Hervey] Muthersbough of Bement, Ill., and Mrs. E.A. [Edson Arnold] Cornell of Centralia [Marion Co.], Ill., also two grandchildren.

            She was buried at Obi [Allegany Co.], N.Y.

 

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Photo from West Genesee Cemetery, Obi, Allegany Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joel Frampton Gilfert

The vault is locked and the interior is inaccessible.

 

AAFA NOTES: Mary was born 31 Dec 1846, daughter of George Irish and Mary Sophia Adams. She was the second wife of Byron S. Alford.

            On the 1855 NY State Census, Mary Irish, 8 born in Allegany Co., is living with her parents in Genesee, Allegany Co., NY.

            Mary’s first husband was James Norton. On the 1865 NY State Census, James Norton 25 and Mary E. Norton 18, both born in Allegany Co., are living with the family of Mary’s parents in Genesee, Allegany Co., NY.

            In 1870 the family is in Cuba, Allegany Co., NY: James Norton 29, Mary 23, Nora 3, Bessie 2, and Martha 6/12. All were born in NY.

            Bessie’s name on this census is clear, but she is Dessie on 1900–1940 censuses.

            From Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934 (FamilySearch.org): Dessie Wilmina Norton, daughter of J.H. Norton and Mary E. Irish, married Edson Arnold Cornell in Piatt Co., IL, on 13 Nov 1899.

            In 1880, Mary E. Norton, 33 divorced born NY, and her daughter Desdemona [Dessie] 11 NY, are living with Mary’s parents, George and Mary Irish in Genesee, Allegany Co., NY. Nora Norton, 13 NY, is living with relatives in Friendship, Allegany Co., NY.

            Mary married Byron S. Alford in 1884 in Allegany Co.

            From Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947 (Ancestry): Mary E. Alford, born 31 Dec 1846 in West Genesee, Allegany Co., NY, daughter of George Irish and Mary S. Adams, died 27 Marcy 1924 in Bement, Piatt Co., IL, buried in NY. She had been in Bement 5 months.

 

CUBA PATRIOT

Cuba, Allegany Co., NY—7 December 1899

 

            Mrs. Byron Alford, of Eldred [McKean Co., PA], a sister-in-law of Dr. D.C. Alford of this village, is the only woman in the world who owns and manages a dynamite and nitro-glycerine factory.

            She attends to all the buying and selling, banking and shipping, makes frequent visits to the factory and does a business that amounts to thousands of dollars a month. Aside from this she owns and manages a large oil lease, several pieces of village property, and has recently purchased a large tract of land, which she proposes to convert into a sheep ranch. Mrs. Alford's factories are in the forests two miles west of Eldred, the twelve buildings being settled over 5 acres of land; being detached in case an explosion should occur. They have a daily capacity for 3,000 lbs of nitro glycerine and 6,000 lbs of dynamite. Mrs. Alford has furnished one firm in the Wyoming salt district ten carloads of dynamite a month for several years. The power canals of Niagara were blasted with powder from her factory and tons of her explosives were used in the Buffalo harbor improvements. Mrs. Alford has been studying explosives for several years, and previous to her husband's death which occurred about a year ago, had for 6 years managed the entire business, owing to his ill health. Mr. and Mrs. Alford were both former residents of Oramel [Allegany Co.], and are well known in this section.

 

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BOLIVAR BREEZE

Bolivar, Allegany Co., NY—Thursday, 22 December 1898

 

            Byron Alford of Eldred [McKean Co., PA], well known in Bolivar, is dangerously ill with cancer of the stomach.

 

            An extensive biography has been added to the Find A Grave memorial of Bryon’s father, Milo C. Alford. Byron was his first surviving child by the first of his six wives.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Byron S. 1842 VT1, Milo C. 1817 PA2, Oliver 1795 VT3, Oliver 1767 VT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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MARY GERTRUDE BICKET ALFORD

 

THE PANTAGRAPH

Bloomington, McLean Co., IL—Tuesday, 11 October 1955

 

MRS. ALFORD DIES IN TREMONT HOME

 

TREMONT—Mrs. Albert [sic] H. Alford, 86, a Tremont resident all her married life, died at 8 a.m. Tuesday at the Tazewell Nursing Home in Tremont.

            She was taken to the Wilkey Funeral Home in Tremont. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in the Tremont First Methodist Church. Graveside services will be held at 4 p.m. at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Sibley.

            The former Mary Gertrude Bicket was born in Ford County Dec. 3, 1868, a daughter of William Addison and Ellen Pratt Bicket. She and her husband were married in Sibley in 1884. Mrs. Alford was a member of the First Methodist Church in Tremont, the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Tremont Women s Christian Temperance Union.

            Surviving are Mrs. Alford's husband, who lives at the nursing home; one son, Don B. of Evanston; two sisters, Mrs. Frank McDonald of Boone, Iowa, and Mrs. W.R. Perkins of Dallas, Tex., six grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren in Minier, Tremont, Pekin and Springfield.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by one son, one daughter, four brothers, one sister and two grandchildren.

FAG photo requested 10/19/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Elbert Harvey Alford; and grandson James E. Alford in this compilation.

 

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MARY JOYCE FOSDICK ALFORD

 

Photo from Duffy-Pils Memorial Home

 

THE PANTAGRAPH

Bloomington, McLean Co., IL—Friday, 20 March 2009

 

FAIRBURY—M. Joyce Alford, 73, Fairbury, passed away at 4:20 p.m. Wednesday (March 18, 2009) at her daughter’s residence in Fairbury with her family by her side.

            Her funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Fairbury, with Deacon Nick Nissen officiating. Burial will follow in Graceland Cemetery, Fairbury.

            Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury, and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church.

            Joyce was born Sept. 26, 1935, in Ford County, the daughter of Sylvester and Mary Watkins Fosdick Sr. She married Willis Alford on Nov. 22, 1962, in Fairbury. He passed away Jan. 13, 2006.

            Survivors include two daughters, Mary (Duane) Ifft and Darlene (Kenneth) Zapp, both of Fairbury; one son, Mike (Denise) Bailey, Cullom; one brother, Junior (Beverly) Fosdick, rural Forrest; one sister, Esther Stone, Ottawa; nine grandchildren, Theresa (Wes) Goodwin, Sarah Ifft, Lindsey Ifft, Beth Ann Ifft, Jessica Ifft, Cody Zapp, Mariah Zapp, Kolton Zapp and Mitch (Kaitlin) Bailey; and two great-grandchildren, Emma Goodwin and Kaleb Bailey.

            She was preceded in death by one daughter, Gloria Alford ; one grandson, Joel Ifft; and one sister, Donna Gray.

            Joyce was a member of First Baptist Church of Fairbury and Central States Threshmen’s Reunion. Over the years Joyce was a foster mom to many children. In her spare time, she loved to sew, garden and love her puppies, but above all she loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

            Memorials may be directed to Dominy Memorial Library Building Fund or Relay for Life of Livingston County.

            An online guest book and registry are available at www.duffypilsmemorialhome.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary J. Alford (SS# issued in IL) was born 26 Sept 1935, last residence Fairbury, Livingston Co., IL.

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

 

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MARY KATHRYN “KATHY” WILDINS HOLFORD

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR

Rockford, Winnegabo Co., IL—4 December 2002

 

DAVIS—Mary Holford, 65, died on Friday, November 29, 2002, in Ogle County as a result of an automobile accident. Services were held on Wednesday, December 4, in Norberg Memorial Home in Princeton. Interment was in Elm Lawn Memorial Park in Princeton.

            Mrs. Holford was born on April 1, 1937, in Princeton, the daughter of Fredrick Karl and Elsie Frances Riter Wilkins. She married Jimmy G. Holford on September 29, 1962, in Louisville, Kentucky.

            Survivors include her husband, Jimmy; son, Jimmy (Kathleen) Holford of Janesville, Wisconsin; stepdaughter, Tina (Jim) Walker of Stillman Valley; five grandchildren; sisters, Dorothy Sandberg of Princeton and Marcine (Bob) Snyder of Madison, Wisconsin.

            Her parents and her brothers, Harold and Wilfred, preceded her in death.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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MARY L. ALFORD SELBY ROBINSON

 

DAILY CLARION

Princeton, Gibson Co., IN—Monday, 5 February 2007

 

            Mary Selby Robinson, 80, of rural Lawrenceville, Ill., died Saturday, Feb. 3, 2007 at her home. She was born Aug. 16, 1926 in Lawrence County, Ill. to Arnold and Leona (Crawford) Alford, both deceased.

            She worked at Golden Rule Insurance Co. as a claims clerk for 10 years. She was a member of the Birds Free Methodist Church, in Birds, Ill.

            Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, Jim Selby; a son, Jim Selby; two brothers, Francis Alford and David Alford; and four sisters, Norma Warner, Betty Profitt, Faye Alford and Jeanette Alford.

            She is survived by a step son, Curtis (Tammy) Robinson; daughters, Rachel (Dave) McCullough, and Cathy (Merle) Wells; step daughter, Judy Ruppel; brothers, Ray Alford, Don Allen, Carl "Jack" Alford and Gary Alford; sisters, Mildred Profitt, Shirley Woodruff, Vera Stevens, Edith Simmons and Phyllis Darden; six grandchildren; seven step grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and six step great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7 at the Emmons-Macey and Steffey Funeral Home, in Lawrenceville, Ill.

            Burial will be at Centerville Cemetery. Visitation will b from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

 

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Posted to GenealogyBuff.com, Lawrence Co., IL

Lawrence Co., IL—_____ February 2007

 

            Mary Selby Robinson, 80, of Lawrenceville passed away Saturday February 3, 2007 at her residence.

            Born August 16, 1926 she was the daughter of Arnold and Leona Alford.

            She was first married to Jim Selby. He preceded her in death in June of 1990. She then married Eugene Robinson. He survives.

            Also surviving are daughters: Rachel (Dave) McCullough of Tuscola, IL, Cathy (Merle) Wells of Ft. Branch, IN, a step-son: Curtis (Tammy) Robinson of Wheatland, IN, 4 brothers: Ray Alford of Lawrenceville, IL, Don Alford of Jeffersonville, IN, Carl “Jack” Alford of Greenville, IL, Gary Alford of Lawrenceville, IL, 5 sisters: Mildred Proffitt of Granite City, IL, Shirley Woodruff of Lawrenceville, IL, Vera Stevens of Lawrenceville, IL, Edith Simmons of Lawrenceville, IL, Phyllis Darden of Long Beach, MS, 6 grandchildren, 7 step-grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren and 6 step great grandchildren.

            The funeral will be Wednesday at 1:30pm at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home [Lawrenceville, Lawrence Co., IL]. Visitation is Tuesday from 5 to 7PM. Burial will be at Centerville Cemetery.

            Memorial donations may be given to the Birds Free Methodist Church.

 

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VINCENNES SUN-COMMERCIAL

Vincennes, Knox Co., IN—Saturday, 3 February 2007

 

PINKSTAFF WOMAN DEAD AFTER FIRE RAVAGES HOME

Staff report

 

PINKSTAFF, Ill.—A Pinkstaff woman was found dead inside her home Saturday after fire ravaged the house in the wee hours of the morning Saturday.

            Mary Selby Robinson, 80, was pronounced dead Saturday by Lawrence County Coroner Shannon Steffey. Mrs. Robinson, 80, lived in the home with her husband, Gene Robinson. The Robinsons were both at home when the fire broke out.

            "Her husband was helped out of the residence by a neighbor," Steffey said.

            Steffey said she believes Mr. Robinson is either 85 or 86. He was taken to the Lawrence County Memorial Hospital where he was treated and released.

            When the fire was toned out to the fire department at 4:30 a.m. Saturday, the dispatcher at the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department indicated that an elderly woman had called in the fire as she was exiting the residence.

            "It is my understanding Mrs. Robinson was the one who called the fire department," Steffey said. "It is very easy for an elderly person to become disoriented very quickly in a fire."

            Steffey said an autopsy on Mrs. Robinson will be conducted to determine a cause of death.

            "I believe that there were working smoke detectors in the residence," Steffey said.

            Lawrence-Allison Fire Protection District firefighters were assisted in battling the blaze by firefighters from Bridgeport Fire Protection District, Denison Fire Protection District and Vincennes Township Fire Department.

            Lawrence-Allison firefighters were told while still in en route to the scene that while one resident had exited the home safely, a woman was trapped inside the single-story residence. Despite repeated efforts to enter the home, the firefighters were, however, unable to rescue Robinson in time.

            The home was fully involved when firefighters arrived. And the dispatcher said that a garage with two vehicles inside had just exploded prior to the firefighters' arrival. Bridgeport firefighters arrived within minutes.

            Vincennes Township firefighters were called as the first firefighters began arriving on the scene and saw the severity of the blaze, which lit up the night sky from several miles away.

            Denison firefighters were contacted a few minutes later.

            An investigation into the fire is being conducted by the Lawrence County Sheriff's Department, the Illinois Fire Marshall's Office and the Lawrence County Coroner's Office.

            Prior to her retirement, Mrs. Robinson was a claims clerk at Golden Rule Insurance Company in Lawrenceville for 10 years. She was also a member of the Birds Free Methodist Church. 

 

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Photo from Centerville Cemetery, Lawrenceville, Lawrence Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lesley Albin

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary L. Selby (SS# issued in IL), last residence Lawrenceville, Lawrence Co., IL.

            See the obituaries of her sisters Betty Evelyn Alford Proffitt and Edith Mae Alford Simmons in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Robert Ray Alford in Indiana Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Mary L. 1926 IL1, Arnold Hobert 1898 IN2, Thomas 1872 IN3, George Hoge 1842 VA4, Charles 1801 VA5, John 1768 VA6, Thomas 1736 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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MARY M. ALFORD THROGMORTON

 

SOUTHERN ILLINOISAN

Carbondale, Jackson Co., IL—28 March 2010

 

VIENNA [Johnson Co.] Mary Throgmorton, 93, a lifelong resident of Johnson County, passed away at 3:20 a.m. Friday, March 26, 2010, in Rosewood Care Center in Elgin.

            Mary was born Dec. 30, 1916, in Ballowe community, to Harmon and Lois (Ridenhower) Alford. She was the last surviving member of the 10 Alford siblings, Oscar, William, Joseph, Harry, Neil, Carrie Alford Davis, Robert, Daisy Alford Davis and Henry.

            Mary married Herald Throgmorton on Sept. 27, 1936, in Metropolis. He preceded her in death after 62 years of marriage.

            She was an active homemaker who enjoyed sewing, cooking, and her family. She was a member of Egyptian Chapter 30 Order of the Eastern Star, active in her home church, United Methodist Church of Vienna, and sold Avon for many years along with helping take care of the family jewelry business. After Herald passed away in 1999, she continued to live in their home in Vienna until 2004, when failing health required a move to Eastgate Assisted Living community in Algonquin, before being transferred to Rosewood Care Center in Elgin, where she passed away.

            Mary is survived by her daughter, Sharron (Robert) Montgomery of East Dundee; son, Ron (Nancy) Throgmorton of Greenwood, Ind.; four granddaughters, Stacey (Steve) Teeple of West Dundee, Dawn (Jeff) Gerdes of Mint Hill, N.C., Amy (Kyle) Chudyk and Anne (Alan) Peege, both of New Whiteland, Ind.; and eight great-grandchildren, Cole and Reid Teeple, Eve and Trina Gerdes, Sydney and Alexander Peege and Kyra and Ty Chudyk, whom she greatly loved and enjoyed. She leaves behind many nieces and nephews and will be missed by all.

            Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 29, 2010, in Vienna First United Methodist Church, with Pastor Lance Leeds officiating. She will be laid to rest beside her husband in Vienna Fraternal Cemetery. Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna, with Eastern Star rites accorded at 8 p.m. under the auspices of Egyptian Chapter 30 OES.

            Memorials may be made to American Heart Association, 2524 Farragut Drive, Suite A, Springfield, IL 62704, Vienna First United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 1349, Vienna, IL 62995 or to Hospice of Northeastern Illinois, 410 S. Hager Ave., Barrington, IL 60010.

 

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Photo from Vienna Fraternal Cemetery, Vienna, Johnson Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kenneth A. Allgood

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary M. Throgmorton (SS# issued in IL), last residence Dundee, Kane Co., IL.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Carrie L. Alford Davis and Neil R. Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Mary M. 1916 IL1, Harmon Andrew 1873 KY2, Andrew West 1841 MS3.

 

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MILDRED HALFORD NEECE

 

HERALD & REVIEW

Decatur, Macon Co., IL—30 July 1991

 

GREENVILLE—Mildred H. Halford Neece, 87, Greenville, schoolteacher, died Sunday (July 28, 1991).

            Survivors: sons, Irwin, Casey; Robert H., Greenville.

            Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home, Greenville.

Visitation: after 4 p.m. Tuesday. Burial: Mount Auburn Cemetery, Greenville.

            Memorials: Greenville College or Free Methodist Church.

 

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Photo from Mount Auburn Cemetery, Greenville, Bond Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, George & Sue Neal

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mildred H. Neece (SS# issued in IL) was born 19 May 1904, last residence Greenville, Bond Co., IL.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Elijah Marion Halford and Sarah Dodson Halford; and brother Kenneth Earl Halford in this compilation.

            Her Find A Grave memorial lists her as Emma Mildred Halford Neece.

            Her HALFORD lineage: Mildred 1904 IL1, Elijah Marion 1878 IL2, James McCallister Bradley 1824 TN3, Jonathan Adkinson 1800 NC4, John 1765 NC5, John 1748 NC6, John 1690 NC7, John 1640 NC8, Thomas 1614 England9.

 

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MILO CLIFFORD “BUMP” ALFORD

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER STAR

Rockford, Winnegabo Co., IL—Friday, 3 October 1986

 

CHADWICK—Services for Milo “Bump” Alford, 89, who died Thursday [October 2] in his home, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in Frank Funeral Home, Mount Carroll.

            Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery.

 

Photo from Oak Hill Cemetery, Mount Carroll, Carroll Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Pam Pickens

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mabel Laverta Jones Alford; and his father, Edward Bestor Alford in this compilation.

            On his WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), Milo Clifford Alford, age 21, is living in Savanna, Carroll Co., IL. He was born 22 Feb 1897 in Thompsonville, Franklin Co., IL, and his nearest relative is Edward B. Alford, also in Savanna.

            Milo had a twin sister, Mildred C. Alford.

            On the 1930 census in Savanna, Milo is a driller on a steam railroad. He and his wife Mabel have no children.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Milo Clifford 1897 IL1, Edward Bestor 1861 WI2, Milo C. 1817 PA3, Oliver 1795 VT4, Oliver 1767 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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MINNIE MAE ALFORD

 

DAILY LEADER

Pontiac, Livingston Co., IL—Tuesday, 8 August 1961

 

FORREST, Ill.—Miss Minnie Mae Alford, 91, died at 9 a.m. Monday at the Harris nursing home in Fairbury. She had lived there eight months.

            Her funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Culkin funeral home with the Rev. W.R. Hampton officiating. Burial will be in Forrest cemetery.

            Friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

            She was born Nov. 20, 1869, near Forrest, a daughter of McKindre and Eleanor (Rusmisell) Alford.

            Surviving is a nephew, Charles Ives of Homewood.

 

Photo from Forrest Township Cemetery, Forrest, Livingston Co., IL —www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lloyd E. Smith

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            Minnie shares a gravestone with her brother Eltore Francis Alford. On the 1920 and 1930 censuses, they were enumerated together, both single.

            Minnie’s grandfather, Joseph Alford, was the son of John Alford, born 1773 VA, and Margaret Alford, born 1774 in Augusta Co., VA, the daughter of John Alford, born 1735 in Ireland. For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of ‘Irish’ John Alford.

            On the shared gravestone of Minnie’s parents in Forrest Township Cemetery, Forrest, Livingston Co., IL, their names are spelled Ellnor Ann Alford and Mc Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Minnie Mae 1869 IL1, Fernandez McKendre 1836 VA [WV]2, Joseph 1802 VA3, John 1773 VA4, John 1732 VA5, John 1696 ?? 6.

 

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MORRIS H. “PETE” ALFORD

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Chicago, Cook Co., IL—Sunday, 2 March 2008

 

            Morris H. “Pete” Alford, entered the eternal Kingdom on Feb. 22, 2008 at The Moorings Health Care Center in Arlington Heights, IL. Pete was born Nov. 13, 1913 in Edgerly, LA. Son of the late Fred and Nora Alford and brother of the late Rayfield Alford. Raised in Beaumont, TX and moved to Chicago where he married Evelyn Andrews and raised his four children in the Roseland neighborhood. He was a long time resident of Roseland, elder in Roseland Presbyterian Church and served in various capacities at Southminster Presbyterian Church where he is fondly remembered as the “Official Greeter”. Beloved husband of 44 years to the late Evelyn, nee Andrews and 16 years to Beatrice, nee Lino; loving father to Sandra (Joseph) Chavez, Joyce (J. Robert) Claus, David (Elaine Ellers) Alford, Fred (Susan) Alford; and son-in-law Thomas Morris; grandfather to Andrew (Michelle) Morris, Timothy (Monique) Morris, Jill (Daniel) O’Connor, Jennifer Alford, James Bennett, Peter Alford and Emily Alford; great-grandfather to Paige and Peyton Morris and Marissa Morris; uncle to Raynell, nee Alford, Singletary.

            Memorial service will be held at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 916 E. Central Rd., Arlington Heights, IL, 847-392-1060 on Mar. 29, 2008 at 10 a.m....

 

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NORTHWEST HERALD

Crystal Lake, McHenry Co., IL—Sunday, 2 March 2008

 

Born: Nov. 13, 1913; in Edgerly, La.

Died: Feb. 22, 2008; in Arlington Heights

           

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS—Morris H. “Pete” Alford, 94, of Arlington Heights, died Friday, Feb. 22, 2008, at The Moorings Health Care Center in Arlington Heights.

            He was born Nov. 13, 1913, in Edgerly, La., to Fred and Nora Alford.

            He was raised in Beaumont, Texas, and moved to Chicago, where he married Evelyn Andrews and raised his four children in the Roseland neighborhood.

            He was a longtime resident of Arlington Heights and member of Southminster Presbyterian Church. He had a long affiliation with the Masons Kensington Lodge and Boy Scouts of America Troop 747 Roseland, was an elder in Roseland Presbyterian Church, and served in various capacities at Southminster Presbyterian Church, where he fondly is remembered as the “Official Greeter.”

            He was the beloved husband of 44 years to the late Evelyn (Andrews) and 16 years to Beatrice (Lino); loving father to Sandra (Joseph) Chavez, Joyce (J. Robert) Claus, David (Elaine Ellers) Alford, Fred (Susan) Alford, and son-in-law, Thomas Morris; grandfather to Andrew (Michelle) Morris, Timothy (Monique) Morris, Jill (Daniel) O’Connor, Jennifer Alford, James Bennett, Peter Alford and Emily Alford; great-grandfather to Paige and Peyton Morris and Marissa Morris; and uncle to Raynell (Alford) Singletary.

            The memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 29, at Southminster Presbyterian Church, 916 E. Central Road, Arlington Heights....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Morris H. Alford (SS# issued in IL), last residence Arlington Heights, Cook Co., IL.

            See the obituary of his second wife, Beatrice G. Lino Alford, in this compilation.

 

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MURIEL E. SIMMS ALFORD

 

JOURNAL STAR

Peoria, Peoria Co., IL—Wednesday, 20 August 2008

 

 

PEORIA—Muriel S. Alford, 90, of Lutheran Hillside Village in Peoria passed away at 2:37 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, 2008, at Proctor Hospital.

            She was born May 31, 1918, in Peoria to Joseph and Ruth Hall Simms. She married Eugene R. Alford on May 29, 1943, in Peoria. He passed away on Aug. 15, 2004, in Peoria.

            She was also preceded in death by one son, Ronald Alford, two brothers and one sister.

            She is survived by one son, Richard (Candy) Alford of Brimfield; five grandchildren, Rick Alford, Debbie Reising, Michael Alford, Randy Alford and David Alford; and 10 great-grandchildren.

            Muriel was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a member of Parkview United Church of Christ.

            Cremation rites will be accorded. Private scattering of ashes will be held on the family farm at a later date. Wright & Salmon Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Parkview United Church of Christ, 2221 N. Gale Ave., Peoria, IL 61604.

            Tributes and condolences may be submitted to www.wrightandsalmon.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Muriel S. Alford (SS# issued in IL), last residence Peoria, Peoria Co., IL.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Eugene R. Alford; and her son Ronald E. Alford in this compilation.

 

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MURRAY J. ALFORD

Uncle of Thomas L. Epich, AAFA #1391

 

ROCKFORD MORNING STAR

Rockford, Winnegabo Co., IL—Sunday, 20 March 1960

 

CAR-TRUCK CRASH KILLS AREA MAN

 

MC HENRY—Murray J. Alford, 33, 132 Manor lane, died Saturday [March 19] in McHenry County Memorial Hospital of injuries suffered in a car-truck crash on Friday….

            Hospital attendants said Alford apparently died of a skull fracture suffered in the crash on Illinois highway 120 just west of the McHenry-Lake county line.

            State troopers reported that Alford lost control of his car and drove off the pavement. Swerving back onto the pavement, the auto slammed headon into a gravel truck operated by Milutin D. Miloshevich, 29, Waukegan. Miloshevich was not hurt.

            Coroner’s jury was impaneled Saturday by the Deputy Coroner Howard Nehlig, McHenry, and the inquest was scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday in the George Justen funeral home.

            Alford is survived by his widow, Marian; three children, Kathleeen, Karen, and Murray, Jr., all at home; and his mother.

            Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in St. Patrick’s Catholic church. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Friends may call in the George Justen funeral home after 3 p.m. Sunday.

 

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ROCKFORD MORNING STAR

Rockford, Winnegabo Co., IL—2 February 1961

 

WIDOW GIVEN $20,000 SUM

DRAM SHOP SUIT

 

WOODSTOCK—Dram Shop judgment of $20,000 was awarded by a Circuit Court jury Wednesday night to Mrs. Marian L. Alford, McHenry, widow of a traffic accident victim, and her three minor children.

            Jurors found Frank Holt, operator of Lakeside Inn, Lakemoor, liable for the judgment. Other defendants, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Szarek, operators of Wally’s Package Store, Lakemoor, were found not liable.

            The jury deliberated for about four hours before returning the verdict.

            Mrs. Alford’s husband, Murray, died last March 18 of injuries suffered in a car-truck accident on Illinois 120 near Lakemoor. Mrs. Alford sought $20,000 from each of the businesses, claiming her husband was intoxicated from liquor purchased at the two places when he met his death.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Celia Kaminskas Alford McArtor; and siblings Patricia Ann Alford Epich and Raymond Patrick Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his father, Murray Childs Alford, in Texas Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Bailey Alford & Nancy Williams. Bailey is also known as Ira Bailey.

            His lineage: Murray J. 1926 IL1, Murray Childs 1896 TX2, Alsey 1860 TX3, Mac Jimpsey Anderson 1830 TN4, Alsey 1802 NC5, Ira Bailey 1781 NC6, Isaac 1748 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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MYRON ALFORD

 

KENDALL COUNTY RECORD

Yorkville, Kendall Co., IL—Wednesday, 11 December 1940

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2010

 

            Myron Alford, 80 of Plattville passed away at the Copley hospital Monday, December 2, 1940. He was born in Plattville August 26, 1860 and spent his entire life in that community. He was a retired blacksmith.

            He leaves to mourn, his wife, Emma, a son Frank of Seward and a daughter Mrs. Helen Gregory of Oswego.

            Services were held at the Plattville Methodist church Thursday, at 2 p.m..... Burial was in the Plattville cemetery.

            Pall-bearers were Ira Convis, Hollis Blackman, Stanley Daden, Alfred Heap, William Reed and William Arundale.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Emma Cress Alford; his parents, Orman Franklin Alford and Lydia Bowles Alford; and his sister Gratia E. Alford Grabel in this compilation.

            In the Winter 2000 issue of AAFA ACTION, we published Alford’ Bible Records, by Lynn Shelley, AAFA #0484, an article about Orman Alford’s family. Tony Kirk, AAFA #1005, contributed these old obituaries for this family.

            As of 31 Jan 2012, no gravestone for Myron could be located in Plattville Cemetery.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Myron 1860 IL1, Orman Franklin 1821 NY2, Orman 1795 VT3, Ashley Owen 1770 VT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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NANCY ELIZABETH DAVIS HALFORD

 

http://image2.findagrave.com/photos/2011/322/74145987_132171352773.jpg

From her great-granddaughter Judi Halford’s Halford-Hickman Families (Ancestry) – used with permission

 

 

EVENING TELEGRAPH

Alton, Madison Co., IL—Thursday, 14 May 1936

 

MRS. HALFORD DIES—FUNERAL AT BINGHAM

 

            A patient in a hospital at Anna, Ill., since April 13, 1915, Mrs. A.R. Halford, wife of an Alton building contractor, died late Wednesday just 21 years and one month after entering the hospital. Mrs. Halford’s condition for the past two weeks had been such that her death was expected. She was born April 4, 1875, being 61 years old last month.

            Besides her husband there are surviving three children, Roy, of Iowa, Ray, of Alton, and Verna of Madison.

            The body was taken to Bingham, Fayette county, where the funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Ashley Rozel Halford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone. We included the obituaries of her grandchildren Arnold Hayes Halford and Mildred Shirley Halford Freebern in Iowa Obituaries.

            From Judi Halford’s Halford-Hickman Families (Ancestry): Nancy was born 4 Apr 1875 in IL, the daughter of Jonathan Franklin Davis and Elizabeth Rhodes.

 

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NANCY L. KUNTZMAN HALFORD

 

STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER

Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL—Tuesday, 8 December 1992

 

TAYLORVILLE—Nancy L. Halford, 62, of Taylorville died at 2:32 a.m. Sunday [December 6] at her residence.

            Services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at Connolly-McClure Funeral Home, Taylorville, with burial in Fraley Cemetery, Taylorville.

            Surviving are her husband, Lavern E.; a son, Larry of Bend, Ore.; three daughters, Mrs. Randy (Linda) Lipske of Ironwood, Mich., Marlene Halford of Rochester, N.Y., and Mrs. James (Barbara) Shaff of Charleston, S.C.; three grandchildren; mother, Goldie Kuntzman of Taylorville; a brother, Lester Kuntzman of Taylorville; two sisters, Marjorie Brown of Springfield and Mrs. Russell (Caroline) Godbey of Pekin; and two aunts.

 

Photo from Fraley Cemetery, Taylorville, Christian Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dale Sims

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nancy Halford (SS# issued in IL) was born 25 Apr 1930, last residence Taylorville, Christian Co., IL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Lavern Eugene “Tom” Halford, in this compilation.

 

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NEIL R. ALFORD, JR.

 

THE PANTAGRAPH

Bloomington, McLean Co., IL—28 March 2004

 

HOPEDALE [Tazewell Co.]—Neil Alford, Jr., 70, of Hopedale, died at 5:35 a.m. on Saturday, March 27, 2004, at Hopedale Hospital.

            He was born on July 6, 1933, in Newport, Kentucky, a son of Neil Sr. and Wilma Mae Golden Alford. He married Thelma Wollmann on August 23, 1959, in Freeman, South Dakota. She survives.

            Other survivors include his stepmother, Willodean Alford of Hopedale; two sons, Michael Alford of Benbrook, Texas and Richard (Amanda) Alford of Hopedale; two daughters, Lisa (Rob) Roy of Bloomington and Annette (Rick) Mandock of Inglewood, California; four grandchildren, David Roy, Larissa Roy, Michael Roy, and Madeline Mandock; and two half-brothers, John (Peggy) Alford of Mackinaw and Harold Alford of Hopedale.

            He was preceded in death by his parents.

            Mr. Alford worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation for 30 years as a landscape foreman. He also made signs for the state. Upon his retirement, he started a woodworking shop in Hopedale. He served on the Hopedale Village Board for over 30 years. For 12 of those years, he served as mayor. He was a Boy Scout leader, a member of the Masonic Lodge and the American Legion, and a member of Hopedale Methodist Church where he served as treasurer for 17 years.

            His funeral was held on Tuesday, March 30, 2004, at Hopedale Methodist Church. Burial followed in Shiloh Cemetery in rural Hopedale.

 

Photo from Shiloh Cemetery, Hopedale, Tazewell Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from ZBonnie – no email – used edit 5/7/2012

Also for other obits on 4/22/2013 and 5/21/2015 (KS)

Taken by photographer “ZBonnie”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Neil Alford Jr. (SS# issued in IL), last residence Hopedale, Tazewell Co., IL.

            See the obituary of his father, Neil R. Alford Sr.; and his stepmother, Willodean House Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Neil R. 1933 KY1, Neil R. 1908 IL2, Harmon Andrew 1873 KY3, Andrew West 1841 MS4.

 

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NEIL R. ALFORD, SR.

 

THE PANTAGRAPH

Bloomington, McLean Co., IL—26 July 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

HOPEDALE—The Funeral of Neil Alford Sr., 89, of Hopedale will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Davis Mortuary, Hopedale, with the Rev. Michael Fender officiating. Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery, Hopedale. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the mortuary with Masonic services at 8 p.m.

            Mr. Alford died at 2:50 p.m. Thursday (July 24, 1997) at his home.

            Memorials may be made to the Hopedale Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad.

            He is survived by his wife, Willodean; three sons, Harold Alford and Neil Alford Jr., both of Hopedale; and John Alford, Mackinaw; two sisters, Carrie Davis, Golconda; and Mary Throgmorton, Vienna; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

 

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JOURNAL STAR

Peoria, Peoria Co., IL—26 July 1997

 

HOPEDALE [Tazewell Co.]—Neil Alford Sr., 89, of Hopedale died at 2:50 p.m. Thursday, July 24, 1997, at his home.

            Born Jan. 8, 1908, in Vienna [Johnson Co.], Ill., to Harmon and Lois Ridenhour Alford, he married Wilma Mae Golden on March 4, 1930. She died May 14, 1959. He later married Willodean House on Sept. 6, 1960. She survives.

            Also surviving are three sons, Neil Jr. and Harold, both of Hopedale, and John of Mackinaw; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Carrie Davis of Golconda and Mary Throgmorton of Vienna, Ill. He was preceded in death by six brothers and one sister.

            He worked at the former Litwiller Farm Supply Co. in Hopedale in the late 1940s and early 1950s. He also worked at Hiram Walker’s distillery in the Hopedale plant, and retired from the Illinois Department of Transportation in 1975. He was a member of Hopedale Masonic Lodge 622 for 53 years and was a volunteer firefighter for the Hopedale Fire Protection District for 32 years.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Davis Mortuary in Hopedale. The Rev. Michael Fender will officiate. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at the mortuary, with Masonic services at 8 p.m.

            Burial will be in Shiloh Cemetery in Hopedale.

            Memorials may be made to the Hopedale Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue Squad.

 

Photo from Shiloh Cemetery, Hopedale, Tazewell Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cindy Walker DeJarnette

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Neil Alford (SS# issued in KY) was born 8 Jan 1908, last residence Hopedale, Tazewell Co., IL.

            See the obituaries of his second wife, Willodean House Alford; his son, Neil R. Alford Jr.; and his sisters Carrie L. Alford Davis and Mary M. Alford Throgmorton in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Neil R. 1908 IL1, Harmon Andrew 1873 KY2, Andrew West 1841 MS3.

 

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NELLIE TAYLOR ALVORD

 

HERALD & REVIEW

Decatur, Macon Co., IL—12 October 1994

 

NOBLE—Nellie Alvord, 100, of Noble died 5:07 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 9, 1994) in Red Hills Nursing Center, Sumner.

            Private family visitation will be from 7 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in Summers-Kistler Funeral Home, Olney. The body will be cremated.

            Mrs. Alvord was born Oct. 15, 1893, in Richland County, daughter of Morris and Emma Fonner Taylor. She was a homemaker. She married Julius Henry Alvord. He preceded her in death in 1961.

            Surviving are her daughter, Mrs. Rex (Martha) Swinson Sr. of Noble; one daughter-in-law, Shirley Alvord Bunting of Noble; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four sisters, one son, one daughter and an infant son.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Nellie Alvord (SS# issued in IL), last residence Sumner, Lawrence Co., IL.

            See the obituary of her daughter-in-law Shirley Alvord Bunting in this compilation.

 

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NORMA H. ALFORD WARNER

 

VINCENNES SUN-COMMERCIAL

Vincennes, Knox Co., IN—Tuesday, 23 January 2007

 

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ill.—Norma H. (Alford) Warner, 85, Bridgeport, formerly of Lawrenceville, died at 4:10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 22, 2007, at Lawrence Community Health Care Center in Bridgeport.

            Her husband, Conrad William Warner, is deceased.

            Survivors include a daughter, Nora “Skip” Majewski of Tahlequah, Okla.; four brothers, Ray Alford of Lawrenceville, Don Alford of Jeffersonville, Ind., Carl “Jack” Alford of Greenville; and Gary Alford of Rockford; six sisters, Phyllis Darden of Long Beach, Miss., Mary Robinson of Pinkstaff, Edith Simmons of Lawrenceville, Vera Stevens of Lawrenceville, Shirley Woodruff of Lawrenceville, and Mildred Profitt of Granite City; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

            The funeral will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home, 1303 N. 12th St. Burial will be in May Chapel Cemetery, east of Lawrenceville.

            Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.

            Condolences may be sent online at www.emmonsmaceysteffey.com.

 

Photo from May Chapel Cemetery, Lawrenceville, Lawrence Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lady in Black

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Norma H. Warner (SS# issued in IL) was born 13 May 1921, last residence Lawrenceville, Lawrence Co., IL.

 

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ODESSA MILLICENT HALFORD COTHERN WILSON

 

Odessa Halford

 

Newel & Odessa Halford Wilson

Odessa and Newell Wilson

Photo from calistajade’s “… Halford … Family Tree” (Ancestry)

 

RAMSEY NEWS-JOURNAL

Ramsey, Fayette Co., IL—19 February 1942

 

DEATH ANGEL SUMMONS ODESSA M. WILSON AT HER HOME SATURDAY

 

            Odessa M. Wilson was born May 1st, 1903 and departed this life Feb. 14, 1942, at the age of 38 years, 8 months and 13 days. She was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Halford, of Hurricane township.

            She was united in marriage to Harold Cothern of Ramsey. To this union two sons were born, Eugene and Ronald.

            She was united in marriage to Newel Wilson and to this union was born one daughter who departed this life at birth. Leaving behind, two step-daughters, Mary Anna Brown and Annabelle Wilson.

            Deceased professed faith in Christ at the age of ten years and joined the Methodist church. Later joined the Mt. Carmel Baptist church and remained a faithful member and devoted laborer for her master until death. She was a devoted companion, a kind and loving mother, a conscientious worker.

            She leaves to mourn her departure a companion, two sons, a father and mother, one brother Errott Halford of Ramsey; six sisters, Inez Wilson and Angie Cole of Bingham; Eithal Hoffman of Ramsey; Verneva Greenwalt of Peoria; Eugenia May and Oneida at home; two grandparents, Richard Lovelace and Flora Murphy, both of Bingham, besides many other relatives and friends.

            Mt. Carmel church has lost by her death, one of its dearest members, and she will be missed by all her acquaintances.

            Funeral services were held at Mt. Carmel Baptist church Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, with Eld. Kenneth Blankenship and Eld. J.E. Virden officiating. Interment was made in the church cemetery.

 

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Photo from Mount Carmel Baptist Cemetery, Ramsey, Fayette Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, George & Sue Neal

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Chester Eugene Halford and Hallie Mae Lovelace Halford; and siblings Angie Lois Halford Cole, Eithal Marie Halford Hoffman, Errott John Richard Halford, Eugenia Mae “June” Halford Sprague Fisher, Florence Verneva Halford Greenwalt Roberts, and Inez Mae Halford Wilson in this compilation.

            Her HALFORD lineage: Odessa Millicent 1903 IL1, Chester Eugene 1883 IL2, John Riley 1855 IL3, James McCallister Bradley 1824 TN4, Jonathan Adkinson 1800 NC5, John 1765 NC6, John 1748 NC7, John 1690 NC8, John 1640 NC9, Thomas 1614 England10.

 

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ORMAN FRANKLIN ALFORD

 

KENDALL COUNTY RECORD

Yorkville, Kendall Co., IL—Wednesday, 28 September 1910

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2010

 

Old Settler Called Home

 

            The funeral services of Frank Alford, Sr. were held at the home of Lewis Gabel in Na-au-say, Sunday afternoon, September 25, 1910, at 2 o’clock, Rev. Mr. Harris of the Na-au-say church officiating.

            Orman Franklin Alford, son of Orman and Polly Kellogg Alford was born in Peru, Clinton county, New York, June 8, 1821, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L.J. Gabel at 4:30 Thursday afternoon, September 22, 1910, aged 89 years 3 months and 14 days.

            He leaves to mourn his loss one son, Myron Alford of Plattville, and one daughter, Mrs. L.J. Gabel of Na-au-say; one brother, Samuel Alford of Plattville and six grandchildren, Frank, Flossie, and Helen Alford and Mrs. William Armbruster of Plattville and Orman and Roy Gabel of Na-au-say.

            He came to Illinois with his parents in 1844 and settled near Plattville [Kendall Co.]. In 1849 the family with the exception of Franklin moved to California. He remained at Plattville and in 1850 bought a farm near there. He was married February 19, 1852 to Miss Lydia Bowles of Peru, New York and they came west to make a home on the farm he had bought in Illinois and they lived there until his wife died on April 19, 1886. He was a member of the Plattville Methodist church for forty-six years.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his mother, Polly Kellogg Alford; his first wife, Lydia Bowles Alford; his second wife, Jeannette E. Tucker Alford; his children Myron Alford and Gratia E. Alford Gabel; and his siblings Samuel W. Alford and Sally Lomira Alford in this compilation.

            In the Winter 2000 issue of AAFA ACTION, we published ‘Alford’ Bible Records, by Lynn Shelley, AAFA #0484, an article about Orman Alford’s family. Tony Kirk, AAFA #1005, contributed these old obituaries for this family.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Orman Franklin 1821 NY1, Orman 1795 VT2, Ashley Owen 1770 VT3, Benedict 1716 CT4, Benedict 1688 CT5, Jeremiah 1655 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1598 England8.

 

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PATRICIA A. ALFORD

 

NEWS GAZETTE

Champaign-Urbana, Champaign Co., IL—Monday, 21 November 2011

 

DANVILLE—Patricia A. Alford, 67, of Danville died at 7:10 p.m. Thursday (Nov. 17, 2011) at Danville Care Center.

            Funeral services will be at noon Wednesday, Nov. 23, at New Life Church of Faith, 1419 N. Bowman Ave., Danville, with Pastor Thomas W. Miller officiating. Burial will be in Sanhill Memorial Park, Danville. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Leek and Sons Funeral Home, 304 E. Williams St., Danville, is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Patricia A. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 29 May 1944, last residence not listed.

 

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PATRICIA ANN ALFORD EPICH

Mother of Thomas L. Epich, AAFA #1391

 

Patricia in about 1957, Hawaii

Photo from Thomas L. Epich, AAFA #1391

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

Chicago, Cook Co., IL—15 April 2015

 

            Epich, Patricia Ann (nee Alford) 81, of Oak Lawn, IL.

            Pat was the matriarch and linchpin of four generations of the Epich family.

            She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Raymond, her sons Alan (Susan), Kenneth (Christine), Richard (Linda), Thomas, Roger (Suzanne) and her daughter, Jennifer Epich.

            She was predeceased by her son, Mark (Helen) and her daughter, Susan.

            She is also survived by her 12 grandchildren, Shawna Epich (Dante) Royster, Brett (Sarah) and Trey Epich, Emily (Zach) Franklin, Clayton, Shelby, Hannah, Leah, Austin, Claire, Luke and Summer Epich and her great-grandchildren, Abigail Epich, Dayle Royster and Norah Epich. She is the sister-in-law of Marion Alford. She was also the aunt of many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.

            Pat will be remembered and noted for the manner in which she raised her children while Ray was often traveling worldwide as a Management Consultant and information technology guru. She never forgot anyone of their birthday, graduation, Easter or Christmas celebration. Pat possessed unparalleled unselfishness.

            A visitation will be held Thursday from 3-9 p.m. at Curley Funeral Home, 6116 W. 111th St., Chicago Ridge. Family and friends will meet Friday at St. Catherine of Alexandria Church, 10621 S. Kedvale, Oak Lawn, for a 10:00 a.m. Mass where she and Ray were among the founding parishioners in 1957.

            Pat will be cremated and her ashes interred at the National Cemetery of the Pacific (The Punchbowl) in Honolulu, Hawaii, where she and Ray lived while Ray served in the U.S. Army.

            In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St Michael the Archangel Church's building fund in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii onecatholicohana.org. They are replacing a 100 year old church destroyed by a recent earthquake. Pat and Ray have attended St. Michaels for many years while in Kona on vacation and have placed items in the new cornerstone. For information call 708-422-2700.

 

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

            See the obituaries of her mother, Celia Kaminskas Alford McArtor; and siblings Murray J. Alford and Raymond Patrick Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her father, Murray Childs Alford, in Texas Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Bailey Alford & Nancy Williams. Bailey is also known as Ira Bailey.

            Her lineage: Patricia Ann 1935 IL1, Murray Childs 1896 TX2, Alsey 1860 TX3, Mac Jimpsey Anderson 1830 TN4, Alsey 1802 NC5, Ira Bailey 1781 NC6, Isaac 1748 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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PATRICIA GEYER ALVORD

 

THE TIMES

Munster, Lake Co., IN—Friday, 21 June 1991

 

LANSING [Cook Co.], IL—Alvord, Patricia (nee Geyer), 51, of Lansing. A former employee of School District #177, Lansing. Visitation from 2-9 p.m. today at the Schroeder-Lauer Funeral Home, 3227 Ridge Rd., Lansing. Funeral service at 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with 10:30 a.m. mass following at St. Ann Church. Burial at Assumption Cemetery, Glenwood.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            Her mother’s obituary provides the names of her parents, Frank and Marianne M. Geyer:

 

THE TIMES

Munster, Lake Co., IN—Thursday, 21 October 1999

 

LANSING, IL—Marianne M. Geyer (nee Delsing), 85, of Lansing, Illinois, passed away on Tuesday, October 19, 1999. Survived by two sons, James (Dorothy) Geyer and George Geyer; three daughters, Peggy (Tony) Dalla Costa, Gerie Pascarella and Mary Anderson (Dan) Lapp; 18 grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren; one sister, Phoebe White of Sacramento, CA; and numerous nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband, Frank, two sons, John and Richard Geyer, daughter, Patricia Alvord and brother, George Delsing....

 

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PATRICIA MEEKS-ALFORD

 

VICKSBURG POST

Vicksburg, Warren Co., MS—Tuesday, 14 December 2004

 

CHICAGO [Cook Co.], IL—Patricia Meeks-Alford died Tuesday, Dec.7, 2004, at Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center in Chicago. She was 56.

            Born and reared in Vicksburg, Mrs. Meeks-Alford was a resident of Chicago.

            Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. Lawrence Church of God and Christ in Chicago. Burial will follow at Oak Wood Cemetery under the direction of Burton Funeral Home....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Patricia M. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 21 Jan 1949, last residence Chicago, Cook Co., IL.

 

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PAUL N. ALFORD

 

TOPEKA CAPITAL-JOURNAL

Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS—Friday, 12 March 1999

 

HOLTON (KS)—Paul N. Alford, 83, formerly of Denison [Jackson Co.] (KS), died Thursday, Mar 11, 1999, at his home in Mount Prospect [Cook Co.] IL. Mr. Alford was a farmer and stockman. He also had worked in commercial trucking and for the Bromley and Sons Quarry in Atchison (KS) before he retired in 1978.

            He was born July 26, 1915, at Atchison [Atchison Co., KS], the son of Bert and Matilda Smith Alford. He had lived at Denison, Netawaka (KS), St George (KS) and Atchison before he moved to Williams Bay WI. He moved to Mount Prospect IL in 1998. Mr. Alford was a member of the First Baptist Church at Atchison.

            He was married to Mable Ruth Ball on Mar 26, 1938, at Atchison. She died Feb 14, 1986. He was married to Elizabeth Farrell on May 19, 1991, at Lake Geneva WI. She survives.

            Other survivors include two sons, Kevin Alford and Scott Alford, both of Denison; two daughters, Virginia Lee Ford, Iowa City IA, and Rose Ellen Haverhill, El Sobrante CA; two stepsons, Kevin Farrell, Englewood CO, and John Farrell, Rolling Meadows IL; a stepdaughter, Pat Farrell, Prospect Heights IL; and 12 grandchildren.

            Services will be at 10am Monday at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will be at the Sumner Cemetery in Atchison. Relatives and friends will meet from 7 to 8pm Sunday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Holton Volunteer Fire Department and sent in care of the funeral home.

 

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Photo from Sumner Cemetery, Atchison, Atchison Co., KS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Franz Bruyere Jr.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Paul N. Alford (SS# issued in KS), last residence Mount Prospect, Cook Co., IL.

            We included the obituaries of his first wife, Mable Ruth Ball Alford; and his mother Matilda Smith Alford in Kansas Obituaries.

            On the 1920 census, Paul is listed at 615 Rice Boulevard in Atchinson. His parents, Bert and Lillie were from Illinois. His siblings, all born in KS were Lloyd 14, Lebne (f) 12, Albert 8, and Charlotte 6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Paul N. 1915 KS1, Albert William 1876 IL2, Elmer G. 1849 IL3, Moses 1812 CT4, Moses 1783 CT5, Joseph 1748 CT6, Jonathan 1720 CT7, Jeremiah 1692 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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PEARL M. GESKE ALFRED

 

DAILY HERALD

Arlington Heights, Cook Co., IL—Sunday, 15 July 2007

 

            The visitation for Pearl Alfred, 94, formerly of Keeneyville and Prairie Du Chien, Wis., will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 12 noon Monday, at Ahlgrim & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Ltd., 330 W. Golf Road, Schaumburg. Interment will be in Lakewood Memorial Cemetery.

            Born Sept. 29, 1912, in Brown County, Minn., to the late Albert and Hattie Geske, she passed away Friday, July 13, 2007, at Provena Pine View in St. Charles.

            She was the beloved wife of the late Edward; loving mother of Diana (Harry) Ehorn, Henry (Toni) Alfred, Myra (Dan) Dobrenick, Josie (the late Carl) Bender and the late Albert; cherished grandmother of Peggy (Don) Aoki, Chase (Laura) Ehorn, Chad (Denise) Ehorn, Daniel Dobrenick, Jennifer (Chris) Redfern, Dominick Bender, and great-grandmother of 14; dear sister of Ruth (Armon) Moll, Evelyn (the late Earl) Moll, Myra (the late Ordean) Hockel, Lyle (Pat) Geske and the late Virginia (Bob) Alfred; and aunt to many. For information, 847-882-5580.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Pearl M. Alfred (SS# issued in MN), last residence Roselle, Du Page Co., IL.

 

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POLLY BUTLER HALFORD

 

Polly Halford

Photo from: Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by: Elias-Smith Funeral Home & Crematory, Godfrey, IL

 

THE TELEGRAPH

Alton, Madison Co., IL—Thursday, 24 July 2003

 

GODFREY—Polly Halford, 69, died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, at her home.

            She was born Jan. 16, 1934, in Detroit to Clayton and Mary Butler.

            She married Robert Halford on May 22, 1954, in Alton at the Brown Street Baptist Church. He survives.

            She enjoyed square dancing and working in her flower garden.

            In addition to her husband, she is survived by one son, Clayton Halford, and his wife, Rene, of Brighton; two granddaughters Ashley and Amber Halford; and one sister, Elaine Sinko and her husband, Louis, of Huntsville, Ala.

            Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Elias-Smith Funeral Homes and Crematory in Godfrey.

            Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.... Burial will be at Valhalla Memorial Park in Godfrey.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Polly A. Halford (SS# issued in IL), last residence Godfrey, Madison Co., IL.

 

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POLLY KELLOGG ALFORD

 

KENDALL COUNTY RECORD

Yorkville, Kendall Co., IL—Thursday, 8 February 1877

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2010

 

            At her home near Plattville on Sunday morning, February 4, 1877 of old age, Mrs. Polly Alford aged 85 years and six months.

            The deceased leaves two sons, Franklin and Samuel, and one daughter, Lomira and a number of grandchildren to mourn her loss. Grandmother now rests in her heavenly home.

 

In another article, same source:

 

            The third one that has passed away is Mother Alford, at the advanced age of 85 years and six months. All that need be said of her is that she spent nearly all her days in God’s service, and has gone to reap her reward.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her children Orman Franklin Alford, Samuel W. Alford, and Sally Lomira Alford in this compilation.

            Her memorial at Find A Grave, Plattville Cemetery, Plattville, Kendall Co., IL, confirms her death date and lists her birth year as 1791. The names and dates of Polly and Orman Alford are on the gravestone of their son Samuel W. Alford.

            Polly’s husband and 2 of her sons, William M. Alford and Lorenzo D. Alford, were killed by a falling tree on the Lassen Trail in CA on 31 October 1849. See a photo of the descriptive memorial plaque at The Alford-Cameron Gravesite.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Orman 1795 VT1, Ashley Owen 1770 VT2, Benedict 1716 CT3, Benedict 1688 CT4, Jeremiah 1655 CT5, Benedict 1619 England6, Thomas 1598 England7.

 

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RAYMOND PATRICK ALFORD

Uncle of Thomas L. Epich, AAFA #1391

 

ALGONQUIN COUNTRYSIDE

Algonquin, McHenry Co., IL—31 January 2008

 

            Raymond P. Alford, 78, of Algonquin, died Jan. 20 at his home.

            He was born Aug. 2, 1929, in Chicago, son of Murray and Celia (Kaminskas) Alford. On Aug. 5, 1950, he married Annabelle Lampe in Bellevue, Iowa.

            He was a U.S. Army veteran who served during the Korean War.

            He was an accountant for Amoco Oil for 36 years. After his retirement in 1987, he opened his own consulting firm, Alpine Enterprises in Wheaton. He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Huntley.

            Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Ann; four children, Deborah Alford, Gregory Alford, Staci (Brian) Foss and Todd (Paula) Alford; three grandchildren, Jeannelle and Hudd Alford and Kevin Foss; and a sister, Patricia (Raymond) Epich.

            He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

            A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Jan. 23 at St. Mary Catholic Church in Huntley. The Rev. Stephen Knox officiated. Interment of ashes was in St. Mary Cemetery. Arrangements were made by James A. O’Connor Funeral Home in Huntley.

 

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Photo from Saint Marys Cemetery, Huntley, McHenry Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sam

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Raymond P. Alford (SS# issued in IL), last residence Algonquin, McHenry Co., IL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Annabelle Lee Lampe Alford; daughter Deborah Rae Alford; mother, Celia Kaminskas Alford McArtor; and siblings Murray J. Alford and Patricia Ann Alford Epich in this compilation. We included the obituary of his father, Murray Childs Alford, in Texas Obituaries.

            From Cook Co. Births: Raymond Patrick Alford was born 2 Aug 1929 in Chicago, son of Murray Alford and Anna Kaminskas. They are also listed as parents of Murray Alford, born 31 Dec 1926 in Chicago, and Nanette Alford, born 9 Feb 1928 in Chicago. An unnamed male, undoubtedly Robert, was born 16 Dec 1931 in Chicago. Only his mother’s name is listed, Anna Kaminskas Alford.

            From IL Deaths: Nanette died 14 Jan 1931 in Chicago. Her parents are listed as Murry Alford and Celia Kaminskas.

            In 1930, the family is living in Chicago, Cook Co., IL: Murray Alford, special officer for railroad, age 26 born TX; his wife Celia 21 born IL (parents born Lithuania); and children, all born IL: Murry 3-8/12, Nannette 2-1/12, and Raymond 7/12. Murray was age 22 at first marriage and Celia was 17. A number of other Lithuanians are living nearby.

            Celia’s descendants report that Murray abandoned Celia and her children about 1934.

            In 1940, Murray Alford 13, Raymond Alford 10, Robert Alford 8, and Patricia Alford 5 are living at the St. Mary’s Training School and Chicago Industrial School for Girls (although boys are included) in Wheeling township, Cook Co., IL. Celia has not been located in 1940.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Bailey Alford & Nancy Williams. Bailey is also known as Ira Bailey.

            His lineage: Raymond Patrick 1929 IL1, Murray Childs 1896 TX2, Alsey 1860 TX3, Mac Jimpsey Anderson 1830 TN4, Alsey 1802 NC5, Ira Bailey 1781 NC6, Isaac 1748 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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RILLA E. FERGUSON ALFORD

Grandmother of Kathleen Skinner Hawkinson, AAFA #1489

 

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Frances, Frank, Rilla

Frank, Louise

Photo from Kathleen Skinner Hawkinson - used with permission

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Chicago, Cook Co., IL—Wednesday, 25 October 1995

 

            Rilla E. Alford, 95, past president of the Service League of Crystal Lake, died Monday [October 23] at home in Crystal Lake.

            She was born in Neoga, Ill. She was also a president of the Women’s Club of Crystal Lake and of the Crystal Lake American Legion Auxiliary.

            She is survived by a son, Frank; a daughter, Louise Lisenby; a sister; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.

            Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the Querhammer Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday in the funeral home

 

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Photo from Crystal Lake Memorial Park, Ridgefield, McHenry Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

“Headstone photo taken by FAG Volunteer, Kathy #47737776” - used with permission

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rilla E. Alford (SS# issued in IL) was born 29 Jan 1901 [different than gravestone], last residence Crystal Lake, McHenry Co., IL.

            See the obituary of her daughter Louise Arlene Alford Skinner Lisenby in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Frank Lambert 1899 IL1, Seth R. 1848 NY2, Wesley J. 1820 NY3, Ashley Owen 1770 VT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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ROBERT LEE ALFORD

 

Photo from his nephew Steven E. Alford - used with permission

 

Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home

Mulberry Grove, Bond Co., IL—_____ March 2011

 

            Robert Lee Alford son of Sadie Vann Warford Taylor Alford of Royal Lakes in Mulberry Grove [Bond Co.], IL, passed away suddenly at 1:04 P.M. Tuesday March 1, 2011 at the home of his mother in Royal Lakes.

            In keeping with Robert Lee's wishes a private family memorial will be held at a later date. For those who desire memorials in Robert Lee's Memory may be made to his mother Sadie Alford here at the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home.

            Robert Lee Alford, the son of Eddie Alford Sr. and Sadie Vann, Warford, Taylor, Alford, was born on June 28, 1958 in St. Louis, MO. He grew up in East St. Louis and attended the Clark Jr. High and Mulberry Grove High School after his family moved to Royal Lakes. He received his high school diploma from the Galconda Job Corps. He worked at Coffeen Mine for a time and became interested in Coal Mine Techonology. He studied Coal Mine Techonology at Kaskaskia College. In 1980 he moved to Minneapolis where he worked at Sears and Roebuck and for the Raddison Hotel. He returned to Royal Lakes in 1984 and moved to Greenville in 2008.

            Robert Lee is survived by his mother Sadie Alford, sisters: Sylvia Macnamee of Centerville, LaVerne Feddersen of Greenville, Brenda Stiff of Pontiac, Evelyn Alford of Pontiac, brothers; Eddie (Juanita) Alford Jr. of Centraila, Donald Alford of Mulberry Grove, Nathaniel (Lorraine) Alford of Minneapolis, Timothy Alford of Cincinatti, and Joseph Alford of Greenville, nieces and nephews.

            Robert Lee is preceded in death by his father Eddie Alford Sr. and a brother Terry Alan Alford.

            Robert Lee attended the Bible Way House of Prayer in Alerton with Bishop Mac E. Jonas as Minister.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Robert L. Alford (SS# issued in IL), last residence Greenville, Bond Co., IL.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Sadie Lee Vann Alford; and sister Laverne Alford Fedderson in this compilation.

            His lineage: Robert Lee 1958 MO1, Eddie 1915 AR2, Louis/Lewis 1867 MS3, John 1833 MS4.

 

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RONALD E. ALFORD

 

JOURNAL STAR

Peoria, Peoria Co., IL—21 November 1995

 

PEORIA—Ronald E. Alford, 49, of 5102 N. Graceland Drive died at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, 1995, at his residence. Born May 26, 1946, in Peoria to Eugene R. and Muriel S. Simms Alford, he married Linda J. Gares on May 16, 1970, in Peoria. She survives.

            Also surviving are his parents of Peoria; one son, Randy E., and one daughter, Debbie Marlatt, both of Peoria; one grandchild; and one brother, Richard R. of Peoria.

            A Caterpillar Inc. employee for 25 years, he last worked in Morton.

            Services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Wilton Mortuary.... Burial will be in Springdale Cemetery in Peoria. Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association.

 

 

Photos from Springdale Cemetery and Mausoleum, Peoria, Peoria Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dan Ryan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Eugene R. Alford and Muriel E. Simms Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ROSE MARY HALFORD CHAMPLEY LEHMAN

 

STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER

Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL—2 November 2006

 

TAYLORVILLE—Rose Mary Lehman, 66, of Taylorville died Monday, Oct. 30, 2006, at St. Vincent Memorial Hospital in Taylorville.

            She was born Sept. 11, 1940, in Taylorville, the daughter of Kenwood Amos and Anna Aline Bible Halford. A son preceded her in death.

            She was a machine operator at Sangamon Card Co. in Taylorville, a beautician and a home health-care provider. She was a member of the Eagles Club.

            Survivors: two sons, Edward McKinnon of Taylorville and Lewis Ferratier of Nashville, Tenn.; four daughters, Kathy (husband, Gary) Voyles of Lake of the Ozarks, Mo., Connie (husband, Doug) Wiley and Patty (husband, Tim) Weikle, both of Taylorville, and Leila Foster of Utah; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; three sisters, Marcy Purlee of Hemet, Calif., Marty Wayne of Springfield and Brenda (husband, Jack) Crawley of Blue Mound; and several nieces and nephews.

            Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Sutton Memorial Home, Taylorville, the Rev. Bob Spurgin officiating. Burial: Fraley Cemetery, Taylorville.

 

Photo from Fraley Cemetery, Taylorville, Christian Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joan Pearson-Blood

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Rose M. Halford (SS# issued in FL), last residence Taylorville, Christian Co., IL.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Kenwood Amos Halford and Anna Aline Bible Halford; her stepmother, Alice Margaret Halford; and her brother Lavern Eugene Halford in this compilation.

            Her HALFORD lineage, from McGee Family Tree (Ancestry): Rose Mary 1940 IL1, Kenwood Amos 1912 IL2, Eures 1891 IL3, Seymore Segonia 1869 IL4, Andrew Wilson 1830 TN5, Andrew 1787 NC6, John 1765 NC7, James 1737 NC8, John 1690 NC9, John 1640 NC10, Thomas 1614 England11.

 

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RUBY L. BROWN ALFORD SLACK

 

PADUCAH SUN

Paducah, McCracken Co., KY—19 June 2009

 

CYPRESS, Ill.—Ruby Alford Slack, 86, of Cypress, died Wednesday at her home.

            Mrs. Stark retired from Choate Mental Health Center as a psychiatric aide and was a member of Cypress United Methodist Church and Egyptian Chapter No. 30 Order of the Eastern Star.

            Survivors include one daughter, Janet Hayden of Paducah; one son, Dennis Alford of Cypress; two stepsons, Daniel Slack of Gilman and Robert Slack of Poplar Bluff, Mo.; two stepdaughters, Sharon Fraser of Poplar Bluff and Pamela Williamson of Metropolis; two stepbrothers, Jack Merideth of Cypress and Donald Merideth of Mount Zion; one sister, Martha Wilson of Michigan; two grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren, stepgrandchildren and stepgreat-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her first husband, Henry H. Alford; her second husband, Bonnard F. Slack; one stepson, Michael Slack; three stepsisters; and one stepbrother. Her parents were Ben Brown and Ethel Lingle Brown.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday at Bailey Funeral Home in Vienna. Burial will be at Cypress Masonic Cemetery.

            Friends may call from 5 until 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

            Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to VNA/TIP Homecare, 727 E. 12th St., Metropolis, IL 62960.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruby L. Slack (SS# issued in KY) was born 12 Feb 1923, last residence Cypress, Johnson Co., IL.

            See the obituary of her son Dennis D. Alford in this compilation.

 

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RUTH ELEANOR JACKSON ALFORD HIGLEY

Mother of Wayne Elmer Alford, AAFA #1364

 

STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER

Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL—30 March 2003

 

MENDON—Ruth Eleanor Alford Higley, 86, of Mendon, formerly of Mount Sterling and Clayton, died on Friday, March 28, 2003, at her son’s home in Mendon.

            She was born on November 9, 1916, in Brown County, the daughter of Thomas G. and Grace A. Drury Jackson. She married Elmer R. Alford in Palmyra, Missouri. He died in 1978. She married Earl L. Higley in 1987 in Clayton. He died in 1999. A son, George Alford, also preceded her in death.

            Mrs. Higley, a homemaker, had worked at Tastee Treat in Mount Sterling for several years. She attended Brown County schools and was a member of Mount Sterling Presbyterian Church of Christ.

            Surviving are her two sons, Thomas (Joyce) Alford of Quincy and Wayne (Joyce) Alford of Mendon, several grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild, and a sister, Jean Finchum of Mendon.

            Services were held on Monday at Hendricker Funeral Home of Mount Sterling. Burial followed in Mount Sterling City Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Eleanor Hiley (SS# issued in IL), last residence Mendon, Adams Co., IL.

            See the obituaries of her first husband, Elmer Ralph Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and grandchildren Jason Wayne Alford and Khristina Mae Alford in this compilation.

 

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RUTH EVELYN LONG DANNER-HALFORD

 

HERALD & REVIEW

Decatur, Macon Co., IL—29 January 2010

 

TAYLORVILLE [Christian Co.]—Ruth Evelyn Danner-Halford, 82, Taylorville, died Wednesday (Jan. 27, 2010).

            Graveside services: 10 a.m. Friday, Macon County Memorial Park, Harristown. Arrangements by: Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Homes, Decatur.

            Memorials: Memorial Medical Center Hospice, Springfield.

 

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Photo from Macon County Memorial Park, Harristown, Macon Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bill Mears

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruth E. Halford (SS# issued in IL) was born 1 April 1927, last residence Decatur, Macon Co., IL.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Aaron Ted Halford, in this compilation. Her first husband was Robert E. Danner.

 

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SADIE LEE VANN ALFORD

 

Sadie and Eddie Alford

Photo from her grandson Steven E. Alford - used with permission

 

BELLEVILLE NEWS-DEMOCRAT

Belleville, Jasper Co., MO—4 September 2013

 

            Sadie Mae Alford, nee Vann, 89, of Mulberry Grove died Aug. 28, 2013. Visitation 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at Bibleway House of Prayer, Mulberry Grove [Bond Co., IL]. Funeral 10 a.m. Friday at the church.

            Burial at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, Mo. Serenity Memorial Chapel, Belleville.

 

In another article:

 

Serenity Memorial Funeral & Cremation Service

Belleville, St. Clair, IL—_____ August 2013

 

            Mrs. Sadie Mae Alford is survived by her daughters, Sylvia McNamee of Centreville, IL, Laverne Feddersen of Greenville, IL, Brenda Stiff of Pontiac, IL and Evelyn Alford of Pontiac, IL; sons, Eddie (Juanita) Alford, Jr. of Cincinatti, OH, Donald Alford, Sr. of Mulberry Grove, IL, Nathaniel (Lorraine) Alford of Minneapolis, MN, Timothy Alford of Cincinatti, OH and Joseph Alford of Greenville, IL; sisters, Willie B. Cochran of West Memphis, AR, Martha Horne of Newport, AR, Mary Youngblood of Milwaukee, WI and Vapor Henry Thomas of Parkin, AR; brother, Leslie Vann, Jr. of Jacksonville, FL; twenty-six grandchildren; twenty-five great grandchildren; other relatives, and friends.

            Transitory services coordinated by Serenity Memorial Chapel.

 

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Photo from Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, Lemay, St. Louis Co., MO—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gracie’s Grammy

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her children Laverne Alford Fedderson and Robert Lee Alford in this compilation.

            Her grandson Steven E. Alford has a family tree on Ancestry:

 

            http://trees.Ancestry/tree/1146694/person/6013955115

 

            Sadie was born 3 Oct 1924, daughter of Leslie Vann and Annie Blanche Taylor.

            Her husband, Eddie Alford Sr. (1915–2001), was the son of Louis/Lewis Alford and Frances Smith. They were married 26 Nov 1914 in Lee Co., AR. Eddie is buried near her.

            Her husband’s lineage: Eddie 1915 AR1, Louis/Lewis 1867 MS2, John 1833 MS3.

 

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SALLY LOMIRA ALFORD

 

KENDALL COUNTY RECORD

Yorkville, Kendall Co., IL—Thursday, 30 June 1881

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2010

 

            At Plattville. Wednesday morning, June 29, 1881. Lomira Alford, aged 49 years; sister of Franklin and Samuel Alford. Funeral at the house Thursday, 10 a.m.

 

Photo from Plattville Cemetery, Plattville, Kendall Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Mark and Laurie Sutherland

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her mother, Polly Kellogg Alford; and her siblings Orman Franklin Alford and Samuel W. Alford in this compilation.

            In the Winter 2000 issue of AAFA ACTION, we published ‘Alford’ Bible Records, by Lynn Shelley, AAFA #0484, an article about Orman Alford’s family. Tony Kirk, AAFA #1005, contributed these old obituaries for this family. Tony reports that Lomira “never married and spent the last years of her life as a caregiver for her Uncle Clark B. Alford.”

            She shares a gravestone with her sister-in-law, Lydia Bowles Alford—one side is Lydia’s and the other side is Sally Lomira’s.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Sally Lomira 1832 NY1, Orman 1795 VT2, Ashley Owen 1770 VT3, Benedict 1716 CT4, Benedict 1688 CT5, Jeremiah 1655 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1598 England8.

 

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SAMUEL W. ALFORD

 

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

 

KENDALL COUNTY RECORD

Yorkville, Kendall Co., IL—Wednesday, 10 March 1915

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2010

 

            Samuel W. Alford was born near Burlington, Vt., January 13, 1823 and died in Garden Grove, Calif., February 18, 1915, aged 92 years, 1 month, 5 days.

            He lived to young manhood near Plattsburg, New York. He made his first trip west at the age of nineteen. In 1849 he went to California. Returning with his mother and sister in 1852 he settled on a farm north of Plattville where he lived nearly fifty-nine years. On October 28, 1858 he married Elizabeth Fisk of Plattsburg, New York. She died June 8, 1910. There were born to them six daughters and one son. One daughter died in infancy, one at the age of 29 and the son at the age of 19. There remain four daughters—Miss Amoret Alford of Port Byron, Ill., Mrs. Luraet Howland of Edgewater, Colorado, Miss Laura and Miss Nettie of Garden Grove, California. There are five grandchildren—Charles, Laura, Martha, Stephen and Ruth Howland.

            Mr. Alford came to Garden Grove three years ago where he has lived a quiet Christian life. The funeral services were held at the Free Methodist church, the pastor, Rev. Mr. Anderson, being assisted by Rev. Mr. Thomas of the Baptist church and Rev. Mr. Morgan of the Mennonite church. Interment was at Westminster cemetery Orange county, California, February 20, 1915.

 

 

Photos from Plattville Cemetery, Plattville, Kendall Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Anne Sears

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his mother, Polly Kellogg Alford; his wife, Maria Elizabeth Fisk Alford; his children Charles W. Alford and Gussie Alford Tallmadge; and his siblings Orman Franklin Alford and Sally Lomira Alford in this compilation.

            A gravestone for Samuel W. Alford is at Plattville Cemetery, Plattville, Kendall Co., IL. The obituary says he was buried in CA.

            In the Winter 2000 issue of AAFA ACTION, we published ‘Alford’ Bible Records, by Lynn Shelley, AAFA #0484, an article about Orman Alford’s family. Tony Kirk, AAFA #1005, contributed these old obituaries for this family.

            In the Bible record referenced above, Samuel’s birth date is listed as June 13, 1823, but the obituary and the 1900 census list the month as January.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Samuel W. 1823 VT1, Orman 1795 VT2, Ashley Owen 1770 VT3, Benedict 1716 CT4, Benedict 1688 CT5, Jeremiah 1655 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1598 England8.

 

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SARAH DODSON HALFORD

 

VANDALIA LEADER-UNION

Vandalia, Fayette Co., IL—Tuesday, 27 May 1976

 

            Mrs. Elijah (Sarah Dodson) Halford, 95, of Greenville died at 4:40 a.m. Tuesday, May 25, in Fair Oaks Nursing Home, Greenville.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Donnell-Wiegand Funeral Home, Greenville, with visitation after 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be in Mount Auburn Cemetery, Greenville.

            Mrs. Halford was born in Bingham, a daughter of Henry and Emarintha Dodson. She married Elijah M. Halford in 1900. He died in 1945.

            She was a member of the Parkview Free Methodist Church in Vandalia.

            Surviving are son, Kenneth of Decatur; daughters, Mrs. Howard (Freeda) Hastings of Rantoul, Mrs. Russell (Mildred) Neese of Greenville; seven grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

            A son, two brothers, three half-brothers and a sister preceded her in death.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sarah Halford (SS# issued in TX) was born 6 Oct 1880 and died _____ May 1976, last residence Ramsey, Fayette Co., IL.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Elijah Marion Halford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and children Kenneth Earl Halford and Mildred Halford Neece in this compilation.

 

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SARAH E. SEYMOUR ALFORD

 

WAVERLY JOURNAL

Waverly, Morgan Co., IL—Friday, 23 March 1917

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2010

 

MRS. ALFORD FOLLOWS HUSBAND TO GRAVE

 

            Mrs. W.D. Alford passed away Monday evening at 6:40 o’clock at her home northwest of Franklin, after an illness of less than a week’s duration, of pneumonia. It was but five short days ago that death, in the same guise, took William D. Alford, the husband of the deceased. Mr. Alford passed away Wednesday night, March 21.

            Sarah E. Seymour was born December 6, 1858, the daughter of Edward B. and Anna Seymour. She was born near Franklin and that community has since been her home. In youth she became a member of the Methodist church and at Providence she was known for her steadfastness and devotion. Her circle of friendship was wide and enduring and all who knew Mrs. Alford will cherish her memory with love and respect.

            Deceased was married to Mr. Alford March 16, 1906.

            Two sisters survive, Mrs. J.A. Stice and Mrs. C.E. Criswell. A third sister, Mrs. J.H. Wheeler passed away three years ago. She leaves also four step children, for whom she filled a mother’s place with unremitting devotion. They are Mrs. Leila Asplund, Chicago; Frank Alford, Indianapolis, Ind.; Roy Alford, Mapleton, N.D., and Ernest Alford at home.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at Providence church southwest of Franklin. Interment was in Providence cemetery.

 

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Source unknown

Morgan Co., IL—_____ March 1917

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2010

 

FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. W.D. ALFORD

Body of Franklin Woman Laid to Rest Beside that of Husband in Providence Cemetery

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. W.D. Alford were held Wednesday forenoon at 11:30 o’clock at Providence M.E. church. The pastor, the Rev. W.E. Keenan was in charge of the services, attended by a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends. Mr. Keenan was assisted by a former pastor, the Rev. J.W. Kettle of Rushville.

            The music was furnished by a mixed chorus, composed of members of the choir of Providence, Durbin and Franklin M.E. churches. Miss May Boulware was at the piano. There was one quartet number, “Going Down the Valley One by One,” sung by Mr. Keenan, Ed. F. Seymour, Loren Seymour and Norma Seymour. The flowers were cared for by Misses Meta Darley, Mary Darley, Della Spires and Ola Gibson.

            Burial was made in Providence cemetery. The bearers were Ross Seymour, Earl Seymour, Robert Seymour, Henry Stice, Otto Spires and Marion Spires.

            Sarah E. Seymour, daughter of Edward D. and Anna W. Seymour was born December 6, 1858, and died March 26, 1917, after an illness of only 5 days. She was born near Franklin and that community has always been her home. In early girlhood she was converted and united with the Providence M.E. church, and has always been known for her steadfastness and devotion to the Christian faith.

            On March 14, 1906, she was united in marriage with Wm. D. Alford, who passed away just five days before she was called to her reward.

            She is survived by her sisters, Mrs. A.J. Stice of Urbana, Ill. and Mrs. C.E. Criswell of this community.

            A third sister, Mrs. J.H. Wheeler, passed away three years ago. She was also preceded in death by her three brothers, Albert, who died in infancy, Oliver T. in March, 1899, and M.S. Seymour March 8, 1917. Her mother passed away in August 1906, and her father in December 1909.

            She leaves also four children for whom she has filled a mother’s place with unremitting devotion. They are Lela Asplund, of Chicago, Ill., Frank L. Alford of Indianapolis, Ind., Roy E. Alford, of Mapleton, N. Dakota, and Ernest Alford at home.

            Her circle of friendship was wide and enduring and all who knew her will cherish her memory with love and respect.

 

Photo from Providence Cemetery, Franklin, Morgan Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Connie Clark

 

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

 

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SARAH JANE ALFORD MILLION

 

Source unknown

Jersey Co., IL—_____ June 1897

 

            Mrs. Sarah J. Million, daughter of Harvey and Margaret Alford, born in Richwoods township, April 3, 1857. Age 40 years.

            Moved with parents to Missouri and married at Freeman, Cass County, Missouri, to Lewis C. Million of Fieldon, Illinois on October 11, 1875.

            Funeral held at family home in Fieldon on June 16 was one of the largest ever in Fieldon by Rev. I.D. Crawford and Rev. W.H. Rainey.

            Leaves husband, three daughters: Ethel, Zeta, and Mrs. Stella Cresswell.

            Pall bearers were Wm. Weighard, S. Springman, Geo. Medford. Jas. Combes, and Henry Heiderscheid

 

Photo from Fieldon Cemetery, Fieldon, Jersey Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Diana & John Loy

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her father, Harvey Alford, in this compilation.

            Her lineage: Sarah Jane 1857 IL1, Harvey 1818/19 VA2.

 

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SETH R. ALFORD

Great-Grandfather of Jean Ward Shadid, AAFA #0816, and Kathleen Skinner Hawkinson, AAFA #1489

 

THE PANTAGRAPH

Bloomington, McLean Co., IL—Tuesday, 24 May 1927

 

HOLD ALFORD RITES AT CROPSEY CHURCH TODAY

 

CROPSEY, May 23—Funeral services for S.R. Alford will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the church here Mr. Alford died Sunday [May 22] at his home here at the age of 80 years. He had been in failing health for some time.

            Mr. Alford was one of the oldest residents of the town and was proprietor of the Alford hotel.

            He is survived by his widow, one daughter. Mrs. Ray Ward of Cropsey, one son. Dr. Frank Alford of Crystal Lake, and five grandchildren.

 

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Source unknown

From a newspaper clipping in his great-granddaughter Kathleen Skinner Hawkinson’s scrapbook

 

            Seth Alford passed away on Sunday morning at his home here in town. His funeral was held Wednesday at 2 o’clock p.m. in our church…. Interment was in Cropsey cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was nearly 80 years of age and was one of our oldest residents; in fact, was the oldest man in our town. He had been sick for some time.

            He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Alford, and two children, Mrs. Ruby Ward, of Cropsey, and Dr. Frank Alford, of Crystal Lake; also five grandchildren; three brothers and a sister.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Elizabeth Elmer Alford; and mother, Cornelia Bigelow Randall Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brother Allen L. Alford in California Obituaries; and his brother Lorenzo Warren Alford in Indiana Obituaries.

            From Wikipedia’s article on Cropsey, Illinois: “Seth R. Alford operated the Alford House Hotel and also dealt in livery and feed…. L.W. Alford and Brother sold dry goods, notions, hats, caps, boots, shoes and queensware; they also repaired harnesses.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Seth R. 1848 NY1, Wesley J. 1820 NY2, Ashley Owen 1770 VT3, Benedict 1716 CT4, Benedict 1699 CT5, Jeremiah 1655 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1598 England8.

 

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SHIRLEY S. ALVORD BUNTING

 

HERALD & REVIEW

Decatur, Macon Co., IL—27 April 2005

 

NOBLE—Shirley Alvord Bunting, 65, Noble, died Tuesday (April 26, 2005).

            Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Summers-Kistler Funeral Home, Olney. Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Burial: Decker Cemetery, Noble. Memorials: American Cancer Society.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Shirley S. Bunting (SS# issued in IN) was born 23 July 1939, last residence Noble, Richland Co., IL.

            See the obituary of her mother-in-law, Nellie Taylor Alvord, in this compilation.

 

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STANLEY L. ALFORD

 

ROCKFORD REGISTER-REPUBLIC

Rockford, Winnegabo Co., IL—24 October 1977

 

            Stanley L. Alford, 19, 9536 Gary Drive, died at 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 1977, in Rockford Memorial Hospital from injuries received in a motorcycle-car accident.

            Born March 9, 1958, in Fairmont, Minn., son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Alford. Lived one year in Rockford, coming here from Belvidere. Employed as a teacher at Arthur Murray Dance Studio three months. Graduated from Harlem High School in 1977 class.

            Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. Curtis (Bonnie) Pirtle, Rockford; three brothers, Robert Meyer and Joel Alford, both of Belvidere, and Karl Pirtle, Rockford; two sisters, Cindy Pirtle, Rockford, and Maryann Pirtle, Owensboro, Ky., and his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ellsworth Meyer, Fairmont, Minn., and Mr. and Mrs. James Pirtle, Hartford, Ky.

            Services at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, in Delehanty Funeral Home, 401 River Lane, Loves Park, with Rev. Robert H. Rub, pastor, Redeemer Lutheran Church, officiating. Burial in Highland Garden of Memories, Belvidere….

 

Photo from Highland Garden of Memories, Belvidere, Boone Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bob Francis

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Stanley Alford (SS# issued in IL) was born 9 March 1958, last benefit sent to Loves Park, Winnebago Co., IL.

            See the obituary of his mother, Lavonne A. “Bonnie” Meyer Alford Pirtle, in this compilation.

 

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SUSAN BELL ALVORD

 

ERIE TIMES-NEWS

Erie, Erie Co., PA—Wednesday, 27 September 2000

 

CHICAGO—Susan Bell Alvord, 59, of Chicago, formerly of Erie, died on Thursday, on September 21, 2000, at Illinois Masonic Hospital.

            She was born at Cambridge, Ohio, on January 14, 1941, the daughter of Vincent Bell of Melbourne, Florida, and the late Helen Thompson Bell. She graduated from McDowell High School in 1959. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Grove City College in 1963. She taught at the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown and Alliance College in Cambridge Springs. She also worked as a pain relief specialist for American Whole Health in Chicago.

            Survivors include her stepmother, Lily Bell of Melbourne, two sisters, Linda Maines and her husband, George, of Erie, and Vicki Costello and her husband, Pat, of Cincinnati, two nephews, Jay Moehler of Erie and Sean Costello of Los Angeles, and a niece, Kelly Costello of Chicago.

            Funeral services were held on Friday at Alliance Church with burial following at Laurel Hill Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Susan B. Alvord (SS# issued in PA), last residence not listed.

 

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SUSAN MARY SEARCY ALFORD

 

Source unknown, but probably:

MACOUPIN COUNTY ENQUIRER

Carlinville, Macoupin Co., IL—30 August 1926

 

AN OLD RESIDENT PASSES AWAY AT PALMYRA

 

            Susan Mary Searcy, eldest daughter of Fielding H. and Sarah Miller Searcy, was born in Spencer county, Ky., Aug. 14, 1846 and departed this life Aug. 30, 1926 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sarah Vogel near Palmyra, Ill.

            At the age of seven years she, with her parents. moved to the state of Illinois, where she spent nearly three quarters of a century near and in the village of Palmyra. In the year 1860 she united with the Mt. Moriah Baptist church and was baptized by Bro. Nichols. Some years later she moved her membership to the First Baptist church of Palmyra and during the later years of her afflicted life, she was a constant reader of the Bible.

            On Nov. 28, 1869 she was married to M.T. Alford and to this union was born seven children, namely: Mrs. Sarah Vogel, Palmyra; Mrs. Martha Angel, Carlinville; Mrs. Rosa Whithorn of Clay, N.Y.; and Cleveland Alford of Girard; also two step sons Robert and Cap Alford of Girard.

            Her husband, three children - one daughter, Mrs. Bertha Pritchett, two sons Joseph and John, also three step sons - Benjamin, William and Charles preceded her some years ago. Those left to mourn their loss besides those mentioned, are ten grandchildren, six great grandchildren along with a host of other relatives and friends….

            Funeral services were held Wednesday, Sept., 1st at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Sarah Vogel, conducted by Revs. King and Gaither. The casket bearers were nephews, namely: Obe, Isaac, Nathaniel Grow; Solomon, Jake and Arthur Miller. The flowers were carried by her grand-daughters, Mesdames Dallas Alford, Arthur Denby, Merle Walden, Misses Frances Alford and Maurine England. Interment in the Miller cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her daughters Bertha Louise Alford Pritchett and Martha A. Alford Angel in this compilation.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Charles Alford, 1790 NC – 1858 IL.

            Her husband’s lineage: Meshack Tipton 1828 TN1, Charles 1790 NC2.

 

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TARA NICHOLE HALFORD

 

THE TELEGRAPH

Alton, Madison Co., IL—Wednesday, 26 October 2005

 

            Tara Nichole Halford, 22, beloved granddaughter of Donna Hoehn of East Alton, died Monday, Oct. 24, 2005, in an accident on Route 267 in Medora. She was born May 5, 1983, at the former Saint Joseph Hospital in Alton to Thomas Halford and Denise (Rolff) Halford.

            A supervisor with American Valet Management, she worked at the Alton Argosy Casino.

            In addition to her grandmother, surviving are her mother, Denise Halford of Roxana; two sisters and a brother who loved her very much, Courtney Halford of Granite City, Samantha Dugan of Roxana and Jared Littlefield of Cottage Hills; grandparents Peggy Halford of Luka, Ill., Eileen and Harold Brooks of Wood River and Robert Rolff of Bethalto; aunts and uncles, Gary and Berdie Mowrey of Oak Grove, Mo., Jerry and Lisa Mowrey of Bethalto, Larry and Vicky Mowrey of Florissant, Peggy Tate of Calimesa, Calif., and Gary and Pat Scoggins of Bunker Hill; nieces, nephews, cousins, many friends and other relatives.

            She was preceded in death by her father, Thomas Halford; grandfather, Thomas W. Halford; grandparents, Bill and Mary Mowrey; and an uncle, Bill Emery.

            Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Paynic Home for Funerals in Rosewood Heights, where the Rev. Brian Mowrey will officiate at services at 10 a.m. Friday.

            Burial will be at Kane Cemetery....

 

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ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

St. Louis, MO—25 October 2005

 

            Tara Halford, 22, of East Alton, was killed Monday morning when her car collided head-on with a tractor-trailer in Medora, the Illinois State Police said.

            The crash happened on Illinois Route 267, roughly 200 feet north of Centennial Road, at 6:40 a.m. Halford was northbound when she swerved into the path of a southbound truck, police said. She died at the scene. The truck driver, Brian Gossage, 42, of Rushville, was not injured.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her father, Thomas Ray Halford, in this compilation.

 

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THOMAS E. HALFORD

 

Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home

Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL—_____ March 2001

 

Thomas E. Halford

 

September 7, 1932 - March 24, 2001

 

            Thomas E. Halford, 69, of Dawson [Sangamon Co., IL], formerly of Springfield [Sangamon Co.], passed away at 6:09 a.m. Saturday, March 24, 2001 at Doctor’s Hospital.

            Thomas E. Halford was born September 7, 1932 the son of Frank A. and Marguerite Snodgrass Halford in Chatham. He married Helen Jannesse in July of 1955 in Springfield.

            Mr. Halford was a driver for Pepsi Cola for 29 years retiring in 1990. He and his son founded Steam Power Carpet Cleaning Company in 1990 and he retired in 2000. He was a U.S. Army Veteran of the Korean War. He was a member of St. Cabrini Catholic Church.

            He was preceded in death by his parents and a son Thomas K. Halford in 1980.

            He is survived by his wife, Helen Halford; a son: Steve Halford of Springfield; two daughters: Susan (fiance, Jerry Heaton) Babiak of Chatham, Marla (husband, Copeland) Auby of Riverton two brothers: Frank (wife,Joetta) Halford of Phoenix, AZ, John (wife, Joyce) Halford of Omaha, NE; three sisters: Beatrice (husband, Don) Yakus, Mary (husband, Charlie) Hubbs, Peggy Wiklin, all of Springfield; two sisters-in-law: Mary (husband, Sam) Sgro, Rita (husband, Don) Seiders both of Springfield; six grandchildren; one great grandson; several nieces and nephews.

            Friends may call at Kirlin-Egan & Butler Funeral Home from 4-7:00 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2001.... Funeral Mass will be at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 27, 2001 at St. Cabrini Catholic Church.... Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery....

 

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STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER

Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL—Sunday, 25 March 2001

 

DAWSON—Thomas E. Halford, 69, of Dawson, formerly of Springfield, died Saturday, March 24, 2001, at Doctor’s Hospital.

            He was born Sept. 7, 1932, in Chatham, the son of Frank A. and Marguerite Snodgrass Halford. He married Helen Jannesse in 1955 in Springfield.

            A son, Thomas K. Halford, preceded him in death.

            Mr. Halford was a driver for Pepsi Cola for 29 years, retiring in 1990. He and his son founded Steam Power Carpet Cleaning Co. in 1990 and he retired in 2000. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War and a member of St. Cabrini Catholic Church.

            Survivors: wife, Helen; a son, Steve Halford of Springfield; two daughters, Susan Babiak of Chatham and Marla (husband, Copeland) Auby of Riverton; six grandchildren; a great-grandson; two brothers, Frank (wife, Joetta) Halford of Phoenix and John (wife, Joyce) Halford of Omaha, Neb.; three sisters, Beatrice (husband, Don) Yakus, Mary (husband, Charlie) Hubbs and Peggy Wilkin, all of Springfield; and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral Mass: 1 p.m. Tuesday, St. Cabrini Catholic Church, the Rev. Rodney Schwartz officiating. Burial: Calvary Cemetery.

            Kirlin-Egan and Butler Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Thomas E. Halford (SS# issued in IL), last residence Dawson, Sangamon Co., IL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Helen M. Jannesse Halford; and mother, Marguerite C. Snodgrass Halford, in this compilation.

 

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THOMAS GREENE ALFORD

 

[He died in IL, but we are also including his obituary in Indiana Obituaries because of his close there.]

 

INDIANAPOLIS NEWS

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Tuesday, 25 March 1919

 

 

THOMAS G. ALFORD DIES; LONG A PURDUE TEACHER

ON THE UNIVERSITY FACULTY FOR QUARTER OF CENTURY

RECENTLY HEAD OF Y.M.C.A.

 

LAFAYETTE, Ind., March 25—Professor Thomas G. Alford, one of the leading members of the Purdue university faculty for the last quarter of a century, died today at Lagrange, Ill., where he was at the home of Mrs. J.W. Dietz, his daughter. He was nearly seventy years old, formerly was in charge of the mathematics department at Purdue and more recently was at the head of the Purdue Y.M.C.A.

            Professor Alford was educated at Indiana university, being a member of the class of 1871. He received his Master of Arts degree there in 1888, and later taught at the Indiana State Normal school. He came to Purdue in 1892, and was retired from the mathematics department in 1917.

            Surviving Professor Alford are G.W. Alford, of Hutchison, Kas., a brother, and Mrs. Helen A Berry, a sister, of West Lafayette, in addition to his daughter.

            He was prominent in church work and in the affairs of the Phi Kappa Phi fraternity, of which he was a member.

            The news of his death was a great shock to the university today. He had been in poor health for several months.

 

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INDIANAPOLIS NEWS

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Wednesday, 26 March 1919

 

TRIBUTE TO EDUCATOR

BODY OF T.G. ALFORD TO LIE IN STATE AT ELIZA FOWLER HALL

 

LAFAYETTE, Ind., March 26—Eliza Fowler hall, Purdue university's memorial assembly building, will be thrown open for a funeral for the first time in its history tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock when services for Professor Thomas G. Alford will be conducted. The body will lie in state there and faculty members and students will join in paying the distinguished educator a farewell tribute.

            The death of Professor Alford has saddened the entire Purdue community. He for many years was a connecting link between the faculty and students, being known as Purdue's “grand old man." At the time of his last illness he was at the head of the Purdue Student Union which is conducting; a financial campaign for funds with which to erect a handsome Student Union building.

            Six years ago. Professor Alford, who had already been a professor of mathematics tor twenty years at Purdue, was appointed general secretary of the university Y.M.C.A. Two years ago he was appointed to take charge of the Student Union work.

            Professor Alford was prominent in the Indiana State Teachers' Association and the Indiana Historical Society. He belonged to Murat temple. Mystic Shrine and was: a charter member of the Acadia fraternity at Purdue as well as being; a member of Phi Kappa Phi.

            The body will be buried in Grand View cemetery on the heights overlooking the Purdue campus.

 

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THE NEWS-SENTINEL

Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN—26 March 1919

 

HONORED EDUCATOR TO BE LAID TO REST AT LAFAYETTE

 

            Local alumni of Purdue university, who feel a personal sorrow in the death of Prof. Thomas G. Alford, which occurred at Lagrange, Ill., Tuesday, will be represented at Lafayette Thursday afternoon by several members who will attend the funeral services for the honored educator. A number of local men who formerly attended Purdue knew Prof. Alford personally from their college days, and others met him on the occasion of his visit here some time ago to address the local Purdue Alumni association.

            Prof. Alford was one of the best known members of the Purdue faculty. He became connected with the school in 1892 and was retired in 1917. At the time of his death he was 70 years of age.

 

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Photo from Grand View Cemetery, West Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Amy H.

 

AAFA NOTES: On his 1903 U.S. Passport Application [Ancestry], Thomas Greene Alford states that he was born 26 March 1852 in Alfordsville, Daviess Co., IN.

            From IN Marriages: T.G. Alford married Effie Wilson on 5 Sept 1881 in Spencer Co., IN.

            From IL Deaths: Thomas G. Alford, born 26 March 1852 in IN, died 25 March 1919 in Waterman, DeKalb Co., IL, burial in West Lafayette, IN. His parents were Franklin Alford and Mary Gilley.

            From IN Marriages: Muriel Joy Alford [Thomas and Effie’s only child], married John Walter Dietz on 12 June 1907 in Tippecanoe Co., IN.

            From 1910 to 1940, the Dietz family is listed in Essex Co. and Union Co., NJ.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Thomas Greene 1852 IN1, Franklin 1815 VA2, James 1791 VA3, John 1768 VA4, Thomas 1736 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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THOMAS RAY HALFORD

 

THE TELEGRAPH

Alton, Madison Co., IL—Saturday, 27 October 2001

 

EAST ALTON—Thomas Ray Halford, 42, died at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2001.

            Born Dec. 28, 1958, in Alton, he was the son of Donna Mowrey Hoehn of East Alton and the late Thomas W. Halford.

            He was a slitter operator for the Olin Corp. for 20 years.

            Surviving are two daughters, Tara Nicole Halford of East Alton and Courtney Elizabeth Halford of Granite City; several very special aunts and uncles; and Sidney.

            Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Paynic Home for Funerals in East Alton, where funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday.... Burial will follow at Kane City Cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Thomas R. Halford (SS# issued in IL), last residence East Alton, Madison Co., IL.

            See the obituary of his daughter Tara Nichole Halford in this compilation.

 

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TORANCE ERNEST HALFORD

 

DAILY REVIEW

Decatur, Macon Co., IL—Saturday, 17 October 1953

 

            Halford, Torrance E., 72, of near Ramsey, died Thursday [October 15] in home; leaves wife, Addie; sons, Floyd, Walled Lake, Mich.; Ernest, Phoenix, Ariz.; Herbert, Metamora; Kearney, Ramsey; brother, James, Bingham; sister, Mrs. Lola Cook, Fillmore; services 2 p.m. Saturday in Thornton Funeral Home, Ramsey; burial in Fillmore Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Glendale Cemetery, Fillmore, Montgomery Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, TX Taphophile

 

AAFA NOTES: From Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Ancestry): Torance E. Halford was born 5 Aug 1881 in Bingham, Fayette Co., IL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Addie Louise Price Halford; and son Kearney Calvin Halford in this compilation.

            He clearly signed his name Torance Ernest Halford on his 1918 WWI Draft Registration, Fayette Co., IL.

            T.E. Halford, his wife Addie, and son Floyd, all born IL, are listed on the 1906 Canada census in MacDonald, Manitoba, date of arrival in Canada 1906.

            His HALFORD lineage: Torance Ernest 1881 IL1, Vincent Bluford 1853 IL2, James McCallister Bradley 1824 TN3, Jonathan Adkinson 1800 NC4, John 1765 NC5, John 1748 NC6, John 1690 NC7, John 1640 NC8, Thomas 1614 England9.

 

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TRUE DELORIS CRUTHIS HALFORD

 

JOURNAL STAR

Peoria, Peoria Co., IL—Wednesday, 28 March 2007

 

EAST PEORIA—True D. Halford, 93, of East Peoria passed away at 3:25 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2007, at her residence.

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that True D. Halford (SS# issued in IL) was born 7 Dec 1913, last residence East Peoria, Tazewell Co., IL.

            Her husband’s HALFORD lineage: Lowell Wilfred 1906 IL, Elisha Wayne 1878 IL1, James McCallister Bradley 1824 TN2, Jonathan Adkinson 1800 NC3, John 1765 NC4, John 1748 NC5, John 1690 NC6, John 1640 NC7, Thomas 1614 England8.

 

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TRUMAN ALFORD

AAFA #0005

 

DAILY HERALD

Arlington Heights, IL—Monday, 28 October 1996

 

            Truman Alford, 85, of Lincolnshire [Lake Co.], died Saturday, Oct. 26. Arrangements were made by Burnett-Dane Funeral Home, (847) 362-3009.

 

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SABINE TIMES

Many, Sabine Parish, LA—Wednesday, 6 November 1996

 

            Military graveside services for Lt. Col. Truman Alford, 85, of Lincolnshire [Lake Co.], Illinois will be conducted by an army unit from Ft. Polk Military Base in Leesville, La., at 2 p.m. Wednesday, October 30, 1996 at Ft. Jesup Cemetery. Services will be under the direction of Warren Meadows Funeral Home.

            Mr. Alford was a resident of Lincolnshire for the past nine years. He was a graduate of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, La., where he participated in the Army R.O.T.C. program. Following college, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and began his career of 30 years. He served during World War II and the Korean Conflict and retired as a Lt. Colonel. He also served as a tour in Military Intelligence at The Pentagon.

            Lt. Col. Alford is survived by his wife, Margaret Parnell Alford of Lincolnshire and a daughter Martha (Bernard) Alford Marks of Riverwoods, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents, Christopher and Molly Alford, and also by two sisters and seven brothers.

 

 

Photos from Fort Jesup Cemetery, Fort Jesup, Sabine Parish, LA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jerry Bohnett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, Christopher Columbus Alford Sr. and Mollie Ann Smith Alford; and his siblings Arthur Alford, Christopher Columbus Alford Jr., Isabelle Alford Gandy, Willie Cecil Alford, and William Roy Alford in Louisiana Obituaries. We included the obituary of his wife, Margaret Parnell Alford, in New Mexico Obituaries.

            His lineage: Truman 1911 LA1, Christopher Columbus 1868 LA2, William Riley 1842 LA3, Julius C. 1797 GA4, Jacob 1761 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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VEDA EVELYN HALFORD

 

STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER

Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL—Wednesday, 23 November 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

LITCHFIELD—Veda Evelyn Halford, 75, of Litchfield died Monday [November 21] at Care Inn Convalescent Center, Litchfield.

            Survivors: three sons, Scott B. Halford of Aurora, Colo., Sidney B. Halford of Parker, Colo., and Barry L. Halford of Taylorville; and six grandchildren.

            Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Plummer Funeral Home, Litchfield. Burial: Elm Lawn Cemetery, Litchfield.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Veda E. Halford (SS# issued in IL) was born 16 Nov 1919, last residence Litchfield, Montgomery Co., IL.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Vernon Ray Halford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her daughter-in-law Debra Sue Heckman Halford in this compilation.

 

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VELMA ALFORD, SR.

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Chicago, Cook Co., IL—Sunday, 21 March 1993

 

            Velma Alford Sr., 79, of Waukegan [Lake Co.], a retired employee of the Johns Manville Corp., died Thursday [March 18] in St. Therese Medical Center in Waukegan.

            He was born in Monroe, La. He is survived by his wife, Helena; two sons, Velma Jr. and Shelby; three daughters, Delores Keys, Sandra McDonald and Veola Carter; two sisters; and 12 grandchildren.

            Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday in Bradshaw and Range North Chapel, 2800 W. 29th St., Zion

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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VERA E. ALVORD LEWIS JACKSON

 

DAILY MAIL

Olney, Richland Co., IL—_____ September 1992

 

            Vera E. Jackson, 76, of Olney, died at 1:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 28, 1992, at Olney Care Center.

            Funeral services will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the chapel of Zirkle Funeral Home, with Rev. Paul Prater officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday. Graveside services will be held Saturday at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery in Phoenix, Ariz.

            Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or Diabetes Foundation.

            Mrs. Jackson was born April 5, 1916, in Olney, the daughter of John R. and Mary (Eck) Alvord. She married John R. Lewis and he preceded her in death. She later married Silas Jackson, and he also preceded her in death.

            Mrs. Jackson was a member of Immanuel United Methodist Church in Olney; Loyal Order of the Moose, Olney Lodge #1372 and Olney Chapter #100, Order of the Eastern Star.

            Mrs. Jackson is survived by three sons, John R. Lewis, Jr. of Gilbert, Ariz., Charles “Chuck” Lewis of West Liberty, and Donald L. Lewis of Phoenix, Ariz.; three daughters, Anita L. Frohning of West Liberty, Karen J. Runyon of Olney, and Cathy V. Prince of Las Vegas, Nev.; two sisters, Ruth Walker and June Alvord, both of Olney; 19 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

            Mrs. Jackson was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, one brother, one sister, and one great-granddaughter.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Vera L. Jackson (SS# issued in MA), last residence Olney, Richland Co., IL.

 

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VERNON RAY HALFORD

 

STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER

Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL—Monday, 28 February 1994

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

LITCHFIELD—Vernon Ray Halford, 70, of Litchfield died at 7:57 a.m. Saturday [February 26] in the emergency room at St. Francis Hospital. Services will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Ross-Plummer Funeral in Litchfield. Burial will be in Elm Lawn Cemetery.

            Surviving are his wife, Veda; three sons, Scott B. Halford of Aurora, Colo., Sidney B. Halford of Parker, Colo., and Barry L. Halford of Taylorville; four sisters, Mrs. Charles (Virginia) Pickerill of Litchfield, Mrs. Clyde (Sarah) Black of Davenport, Iowa, Mrs. Alice Bruce of Goldendale, Wash., and Mrs. Viola Walch of Decatur; and six grandchildren.

 

 

Photos from Elm Lawn Memorial Park, Litchfield, Montgomery Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Carol Hounsell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Vernon R. Halford (SS# issued in IL) was born 10 Apr 1923, last residence Litchfield, Montgomery Co., IL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Veda Evelyn Halford; and his daughter-in-law Debra Sue Heckman Halford in this compilation.

 

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VETA E. PATRICK HALFORD

 

STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER

Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL—10 November 1999

 

            Veta E. Patrick Halford, 74, of Roby and Mechanicsburg, died Monday, Nov. 8, 1999, at St. John’s Hospital.

            She was born Sept. 26, 1925, in Christian County, the daughter of Roscoe and Gladys McGinnis Patrick.

            She was a member of the Rochester Christian Church.

            Survivors: two daughters, Vicky Matthews of Mechanicsburg and Becky (husband, Carl G.) Gibbons of Rochester; two grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; a sister, Benita (husband, Dave) Patton of Mechanicsburg; two brothers, Gene (wife, Carol Faye) Patrick of Dawson and Darrel Patrick of Mechanicsburg; several nieces and nephews; and companion Elmer Wayne Green of Mechanicsburg.

            Services: 10 a.m. Friday, Wilson Park Funeral Home in Rochester, the Rev. David Upchurch officiating. Burial: Rochester Cemetery.

 

Photo from Rochester Cemetery, Rochester, Sangamon Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Larry Nunn

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Veta E. Halford (SS# issued in IL), last residence Mechanicsburg, Sangamon Co., IL.

            See the obituary of her husband, Aaron Ted Halford, in this compilation. They were divorced but are buried next to each other.

 

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VINCENT BLUFORD HALFORD

 

RAMSEY NEWS-JOURNAL

Ramsey, Fayette Co., IL—Thursday, 20 January 1938

 

            Vincent B. Halford, long time resident of the Bingham community, passed away early Sunday morning, Jan. 16, 1938 at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lottie Smith, in Centralia, says the Hillsboro Journal. At the time of his death he was 84 years, 9 months and 22 days old.

            Mr. Halford had been seriously ill for several weeks, and F.A. Donaldson had been assisting in his care the past week. Last May he went to Centralia to make his home with his daughter and her family. His wife died a number of years ago.

            Surviving children are Mrs. Smith of Centralia; James, and Torrence Halford and Mrs. Henry Cook, all of the Bingham community. There are two half-brothers and a half-sister, Elijah Halford and Mrs. Jeannette Cole of Bingham and Homer Halford who resides in northern Illinois.

            Funeral services were held at one o'clock Tuesday afternoon at Halford Chapel, north of Bingham, and burial was made in the Halford cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his son Torance Ernest Halford; father, James McCallister Bradley Halford; and half-siblings Elijah Marion Halford and Jeannette Wilson Halford Haran Cole in this compilation.

            His HALFORD lineage: Vincent Bluford 1853 IL1, James McCallister Bradley 1824 TN2, Jonathan Adkinson 1800 NC3, John 1765 NC4, John 1748 NC5, John 1690 NC6, John 1640 NC7, Thomas 1614 England8.

 

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VIOLET DARLENE HALFORD AUSTIN

 

JACKSONVILLE JOURNAL-COURIER

Jacksonville, Morgan Co., IL—Monday, 16 January 2012

 

 

            Violet Darlene Halford Austin, 92, of Waverly, died Monday evening, Jan. 23, 2012, at Passavant Area Hospital in Jacksonville.

            She was born July 29, 1919, in Buckhart, the daughter of the late Arch and Vita J. Hagan Halford. She was also preceded by Lester M. Sims, her stepfather, who helped raise her from a young age. She married Melvin “Bill” Austin on June 11, 1938, in Carlinville, and he preceded her in death Sept. 27, 2007.

            Surviving are two sons, Billy R. Austin and wife Sherry of Waverly and Steve E. Austin of Charlotte, N.C.; two grandchildren, Billy Ray “Butch” Austin of Modesto and Barry L. Austin and wife Anna of Waverly; four great-grandchildren, Billy R. Austin III of Franklin, Shelby L. Austin of Lubbock, Texas, and Danielle and Lacie Austin, both of Waverly; and nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; her stepfather; and one brother, Aaron “Ted “ Halford.

            Violet was a cafeteria cook for many years in the Waverly schools, where she was a friend to all of the Waverly students. After her sons finished their Waverly school years, Violet worked for the Hertzberg Book Bindery in Jacksonville for 17 years.

            In retirement, Violet and her husband, Bill, enjoyed being with their family and they always enjoyed their annual trip to visit Bill’s sister in Punta Gorda, Fla., son Steve in Miami and her brother in Daytona Beach, Fla.

            Violet’s beautiful smile and happy greeting will be greatly missed by her family and friends.

            Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at the Neece-Airsman-Hires Funeral Home in Waverly. Burial will be at Waverly East Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to services Saturday at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Waverly Senior Citizens or to the Waverly United Methodist Church, both c/o Neece-Airsman-Hires Funeral Home, 349 Tanner, Waverly, IL 62692. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.airsman-hires.com.

 

Photo from Waverly East Cemetery, Waverly, Morgan Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Connie Clark

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Violet D. Austin (SS# issued in IL), last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her brother Aaron Ted Halford in this compilation.

 

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WARREN M. HALFORD

 

STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER

Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL—28 February 1996

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

VANDALIA—Warren M. Halford, 75, of Vandalia, formerly of Bingham, died Sunday at his residence.

            Survivors: three daughters, Mrs. Raymond (Karren J.) Suchor of Mahomet, Mrs. Tom (Marsha) Grove, of Fayetteville, N.C., Mrs. John (Jill) Staff of Walton, Ky.; two sons, Dale Halford of Williamsville and Mike Halford of Vandalia; 17 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and a sister Mrs. Denver (Audrey) Probst of Fillmore.

            Services: 10 a.m. Wednesday, Parkview Free Methodist Church, Vandalia. Burial: Glendale Cemetery, Fillmore. Hohlt and File Funeral Home in Vandalia is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Glendale Cemetery, Fillmore, Montgomery Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, TX Taphophile

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Warren M. Halford (SS# issued in IL) was born 13 Nov 1920, last residence Vandalia, Fayette Co., IL.

 

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WILLARD LEE ALFORD, SR.

 

CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Chicago, Cook Co., IL—Sunday, 11 January 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 1998

 

            Alford, Willard L., age 93, on Friday, January 9, 1998, in Murray [Calloway Co.], Ky.

            He was predeceased by his wife, Iva C. Alford; parents, Joseph and Mary Harrington Alford; survived by daughter Marilyn Ruth Benjamin of Yorkville, Il., son, Willard Lee Alford, Jr., and wife Gloria of Chicago, Il.; 2 step-daughters, Martina “Tina” Craft of Bowling Green Ky, and Catherine “Cassie” Bright of Murray, Ky.; 5 grandchildren and 4 ggrandchildren.

            He was a member of First United Church of Murray, Ky.

            Service will be held Tuesday, Jan. 13, 1998 at 1 p.m. at J.H. Churchill Funeral Home. Burial at Murray City Cemetery....

 

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Photo from Murray City Cemetery, Murray, Calloway Co., KY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Craig Thweatt

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Willard L. Alford (SS# issued in IL) was born 13 Aug 1904, last residence Murray, Calloway Co., KY.

            See the obituary of his son Willard Lee Alford Jr. in this compilation.

 

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WILLIAM ALFORD

 

ILLINOIS STATE JOURNAL

Springfield, Sangamon Co., IL—Wednesday, 25 November 1942

 

 

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WILLIAM D. ALFORD

 

MACOUPIN COUNTY ENQUIRER

Carlinville, Macoupin Co., IL —_____March 1917

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2010

 

            William D. Alford was born near Lowden, Tenn. [probably Loudon, Loudon Co., TN], Dec. 28 1850, and fell asleep in Jesus, March 21, 1917, at his home in Franklin [Morgan Co., IL].

            He was the youngest child of William and Jane Riddle Alford. He came to Illinois with his parents at the age of six months. A few months after they came to Illinois the mother died. The father was so grief stricken he returned with the family of five children to his native stated in the wagon drawn by a yoke of oxen. Not being contented the father and family returned and settled near Palmyra. Here the deceased grew to manhood.

            He was married to Mary E. Spires, March 8, 1877. To this union was born five children, namely, Charles F. who died in infancy, Lela M. Ashland of Chicago, Frank L. of Indianapolis, Ind., Roy E. of Mapleton, North Dakota, and Ernest F. at home. the mother died June 18, 1904.

            On March 14, 1907, he was married again to Sarah E. Seymour, who survives him.

            Besides his sorrowing wife and children he leaves to mourn two grand-children, Anita Lucille Asplund and Mary Elizabeth Alford; one brother, C.F. Alford, Virden; two sisters, Martha Wood of Stockton, Mo; and Margaret Ross of Joliet; and one half-sister Jane Conlee of Carlinsville. His father, one sister, Mary Ann Millier, and one half sister, Etta M. Alford, preceded him in death.

            Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W.E. Keenan at Providence M.E. Church, where he was laid to rest by the side of his wife and mother of the children. The pall-bearers were his nephews, W.T. Alford, O.B. Conlee, Alva Conlee, Marion Spires, Otto Spires and Ross Seymour.

            The floral offerings were many and beautiful and were in charge of Lila Seymour, Meta Darby, Olla Gibson, Rebecca Schebel and Della Spires.

 

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WAVERLY JOURNAL

Waverly, Morgan Co., IL—Friday, 23 March 1917

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2010

 

            William D. Alford was born near Lowder, Tenn., December 26, 1850, and fell asleep in Jesus, March 21, 1917 at his home in Franklin, Ill.

            He was the youngest child of William and Jane Riddle Alford. He came to Illinois with his parents at the age of six months. A few months after they came to Illinois the mother died. The father was so grief stricken he returned with the family of five children to his native stated in the wagon drawn by a yoke of oxen. Not being contented the father and family returned and settled near Palmyra. Here the deceased grew to manhood.

            He was married to Mary E. Spires March 8, 1877. To this union were born five children: Charles E., who died in infancy; Lela M. Asplund, of Chicago; Frank L. of Indianapolis, Ind.; Roy E., of Mapleton, N.D.; and Ernest F., at home. The mother died June 15, 1904.

            On March 14, 1907, he was married again to Sarah E. Seymour. He is also survived by two grand-children, Arita Lucille Asplund and Mary Elizabeth Alford; one brother, C.F. Alford of Virden, two sisters, Martha Wood of Stockton, Mo., and Margaret Ross of Joliet; and one half-sister Jane Conlee of Carlinville.

            One sister, Mary Ann Weller and one half sister, Etta M. Alford, preceded him in death.

            Funeral services were conducted by Rev. W.E. Keenan at Providence M.E. church where he was laid to rest by the side of his wife and mother of the children.

            The pall bearers were his nephews, W.F. Alford, O.B. Conlee, Alva Conlee, Marion Spires, Otto Spires and Ross Seymour.

            The floral offerings were many and beautiful and were in charge of Lela Seymour, Meta Darley, Olla Gibson, Rebecca Schibel and Della Spires.

 

Photo from Providence Cemetery, Franklin, Morgan Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Connie Clark

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his second wife, Sarah E. Seymour Alford; and his brother Charles Frank Alford in this compilation.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Charles Alford, 1790 NC – 1858 IL.

            His lineage: William D. 1850 TN1, William Donald 1817 TN2, Charles 1790 NC3.

 

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WILLIAM EARL ALFORD

Uncle of Sharon Gale Crowe Klehm, AAFA #1080

 

MESSENGER-INQUIRER

Owensboro, Daviess Co., KY—6 April 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2010

 

FAIRBURY, Ill.—William E. Alford, 72, of Fairbury died Sunday, April 4, 1999, at Asta Care Center in Pontiac, Ill. He was born in Centertown [Ohio Co., KY], was a crusher operator at Fairbury Stone Co. and was a member of Midwest operating engineers in Joliet, Ill. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eufaula P. Gray Alford, on Aug. 28, 1987; and a son.

            Survivors include a son, Glenn G. Alford of Belton, MO; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Willis Alford of Fairbury; and a sister, Geneva Crow of Chatsworth, Ill.

            Services are at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home in Fairbury. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery in Fairbury.... The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of donations to OSF St. James Hospice of Central Illinois....

 

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THE PANTAGRAPH

Bloomington, McLean Co., IL—Tuesday, 6 April 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2010

 

FAIRBURY—The funeral of William E. Alford, 72, of Fairbury will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury. The Rev. Russell Jackson will officiate. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Fairbury. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the memorial home.

            He died at 11:55 a.m. Sunday (April 4, 1999) at the Asta Care Center, Pontiac.

            Memorials may be made to OSF Saint James Hospice of Central Illinois.

            He was born May 16, 1926, at Centertown, Ky., the son of Chester Lee and Letha Jane Martin Alford. He married Eufaula P. Gray on Jan. 29, 1944, at Hartford, Ky. She died Aug. 28, 1987.

            Survivors include his son, Glenn G. (Beth) Alford, Belton, Mo.; his brother, Willis (Joyce) Alford, Fairbury; his sister, Geneva Crow, Chatsworth; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

            One brother, two sisters and one son preceded him in death.

 

Photo from Graceland Cemetery, Fairbury, Livingston Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lloyd E. Smith

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of William E. Alford (SS# issued in KY), last residence Forrest, Livingston Co., IL.

            See the obituaries of his son Early Wayne Alford; and siblings Linda Paulette Alford Luttrell, Geneva Gwendolyn Alford Crowe Jeffers, and Willis Alford in this compilation.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of William Alford and Mary Miller.

            His lineage: William Earl 1926 KY, Chester Lee 1902 KY, Delaney 1871 KY3, Wilson L. “Cap” 1840 KY4, William 1804 VA5, William 1775 VA6.

 

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WILLIAM WILSON HALFORD

 

ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC

St. Louis, MO—15 November 1898

 

TAYLORVILLE [Christian Co.], Ill., Nov. 14—William Wilson Halford died at his home in Edinburg [Christian Co.] yesterday, aged 75. He was a resident of Christian County for 65 years and founded the town of Blueville, now Edinburg.

 

AAFA NOTES: William Wilson Halford was born 22 Nov 1823 in Wayne Co., TN, the son of James E. Halford and Elizabeth Hammond. He married 3 times, all in Christian Co., IL: Susan Hutchens on 27 July 1842 (2 children); Orinda Bankson on 6 Nov 1850 (7 children); and Mary Lavina Leigh on 18/19 June 1873 (6 children).

            His HALFORD lineage, from RootsWeb.com Family Tree “Halford: Southern US” by Michael Kruse: William Wilson 1823 TN1, James E. 1784 NC/SC2, John 1745 ??3.

 

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WILLIS ALFORD

Uncle of Sharon Gale Crowe Klehm, AAFA #1080

 

DAILY JOURNAL

Kankakee, Kankakee Co., IL—Tuesday, 17 January 2006

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 2010

 

 

            Willis Alford, 73, of Fairbury [Livingston Co.], father of a Piper City resident, died Friday (Jan. 13, 2006) at his home. Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today at the Duffy-Pils Memorial Home, Fairbury, and from 9 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Fairbury, until the 10 a.m. services..... Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, Fairbury.

            Mr. Alford worked for American Screen and Pittsburg Tube Co., Fairbury, retiring in 1994. Mr. and Mrs. Alford were foster parents for more than 25 years, taking in more than 25 foster children. He was born May 11, 1932, in Ohio County, Ky., the son of Chester Lee and Letha Jane Martin Alford. He was educated and worked in the coal mines in Kentucky before moving to Illinois. He was affiliated with the First Baptist Church of Fairbury and a member of the Central States Threshermen’s Reunion and the Central States Labor Union Local 16. He was a hunter and a fisherman. He was known as a breeder of German Shorthaired Pointers.

            Surviving are his wife, the former M. Joyce Fosdick, whom he married Nov. 22, 1962, in Fairbury; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Duane Ifft, Darlene and Kenneth Zapp, all of Fairbury; one son and daughter-in-law, Mike and Denise Bailey of Piper City; one sister, Geneva Crowe of Chatsworth; and nine grandchildren.

            Deceased are one daughter, Gloria Alford; one grandson, Joel Ifft; a brother and sister in infancy; one brother, William Alford; and one sister, Paulette Luttrell.

 

Photo from Graceland Cemetery, Fairbury, Livingston Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lloyd E. Smith

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Willis Alford (SS# issued in KY), last residence Fairbury, Livingston Co., IL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Joyce Fosdick Alford; and siblings Geneva Gwendolyn Alford Crowe Jeffers, William Earl Alford, and Linda Paulette Alford Luttrell in this compilation.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of William Alford and Mary Miller.

            His lineage: Willis 1932 KY1, Chester Lee 1902 KY2, Delaney 1871 KY3, Wilson L. “Cap” 1840 KY4, William 1804 VA5, William 1775 VA6.

 

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WILLODEAN HOUSE ALFORD

 

THE PANTAGRAPH

Bloomington, McLean Co., IL—Tuesday, 3 October 2006

 

HOPEDALE—Willodean Alford, 72, Hopedale, died at 12:55 p.m. Sunday (Oct. 1, 2006) at her home.

            Service: 10:30 a.m. Friday at Davis Mortuary, Hopedale Chapel.

            Burial: Shiloh Cemetery, rural Hopedale.

            Visitation: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the mortuary.

            Memorials: Hopedale Rebeccah Lodge.

            Survivors: two sons, John (Peggy) Alford , Mackinaw, and Harold (Shari) Alford, Hopedale; two grandchildren; and one sister, Louise (Blake) Wallis, Marshall, Ark.

 

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            Passed away at her home in Hopedale, Illinois; born to the late Columbus and Florence (Horton) House.

            Retired from the Hopedale Post Office; a homemaker; attended Hopedale United Methodist Church; a member of Rebeccah Lodge.

            Preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Neil Alford, Sr.; and one step-son, Neil Alford, Jr.

            Survivors include two sons and wives; two grandsons; one sister and husband; other relatives and friends.

            Funeral services at Davis Mortuary, Hopedale, Illinois and burial in Shiloh Cemetery in rural Hopedale.

 

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THE PANTAGRAPH

Bloomington, McLean Co., IL—4 October 2006

 

HOPEDALE—The state fire marshal’s office is investigating a weekend house fire but authorities don’t think the fire killed the elderly occupant.

            Hopedale Police Chief wasn’t able to share much information about the fire because of the ongoing investigation. The fire on Sunday was at 409 Madison, where Willowdean Alford lived.

            Bales couldn’t say how much damage was caused by the fire, or where most of the damage occurred.

            Tazewell County Coroner Dennis Conover said a call was made to 911 and received at TazCom around 11:30 a.m. Sunday, but no one responded when the dispatcher asked for information.

            “There was no response ever on the other end of the call….”

 

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Willodean Alford (SS# issued in AR) was born 24 Feb 1934, last residence Hopedale, Tazewell Co., IL.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Neil R. Alford Sr.; and her stepson Neil R. Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            Willodean House was born in Marshall, Searcy Co., AR, the daughter of Columbus Newton House and Florence Beatrice Horton.