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Indiana Obituaries

 

INDIANA 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: 30 SEPTEMBER 2021

 

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The families of many of the subjects of these Indiana 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. Descendants of John & Mary Alford of Frederick County VA (DNA Group 2)

 

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

 

3. Known Descendants of William Alford and Mary Miller (DNA Group 2)

 

4. Known Descendants of John and Polly Markland Alford

 

5. Known Descendants of James Alford & Lucy Bailey (DNA Group 1)

 

6. Descendants of ‘IrishJohn Alford (DNA Group 97)

 

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

            See also Open Library’s A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord, by Samuel Morgan Alvord (Webster, NY: A.D. Andrews, printer, 1908)

 

8. Known Descendants of John William Alford b. 1811 England – d. 1890 Kentucky.

 

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

 

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Frequently cited sources are these databases at Ancestry:

 

IN Births: Indiana Births, 1880–1920; and Indiana, Birth Certificates, 1907–1940 (with images)

IN Marriages: Indiana, Marriages, 1810–2001; Indiana, Marriage Index, 1800–1941; Indiana, Marriage Certificates, 1960–2005; Indiana, Marriage Index, 1806–1861; Indiana, Select Marriages Index, 1748–1993; also Indiana Marriages, 1811–2007, with images (FamilySearch.org)

IN Deaths: Indiana Deaths, 1882–1920; and Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899–2011 (with some images)

 

SSDI: Social Security Death Index, 1935–2014

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

 

 

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ADA HELEN HAYNES ALFORD

 

BREMEN ENQUIRER

Bremen, Marshall Co., IN—Thursday, 26 March 1925

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her daughter Altha Helen Alford Elliott in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her husband, David Lewis Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and children Flora Frances Alford Howe and Irving Samuel Alford in Illinois Obituaries.

 

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ADA LAYER “ADDIE” WYNN ALLFORD

 

Addie in about 1892

Photo from RonTaylor405’s Indiana Taylor Family Tree (Ancestry) - used with permission

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Friday, 9 July 1937

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Walter Scott Allford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and children John Lambert Allford, Martha Ethel “Mattie” Allford Bolander, Raymond Carl Allford, and Sarah Isabelle Allford Beaver in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter Rena Letitia Allford Taylor in Michigan Obituaries.

            From IN Deaths: Addie Layer Allford died 8 July 1937in Hancock Co., IN. She was born 2 Feb 1868 in IN, daughter of Joseph Wynn and Mary Lukens.

 

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ADA LEE TROGDEN ALFORD

Grandmother of Clarence Lambert Alford, Jr., AAFA #1537

 

EVANSVILLE PRESS

Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN—Friday, 6 December 1985

 

 

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Photo from Park Lawn Cemetery and Mausoleum, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donna Schauss

Ada is next to her daughter Helen in the mausoleum.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ada Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 6 March 1897 and died _____ Dec 1985, last residence Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of children Georgia Helen Alford Hall and William Clay Alford Jr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Clarence Lambert Alford Sr. in California Obituaries.

            Her maiden name is spelled many ways by family members.

            On William Clay Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 20, born 3 Sept 1899. He is a finisher for the Murphy Chair Co. living in Owensboro, Daviess Co., KY. His nearest relative is Ada L. Alford.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John Alford & Lucy Bradley.

            Her husband’s lineage: William Clay 1899 KY1, Joseph Clayton KY 18712, Josephus C. 1847 KY3, Joseph 1812 KY4, Achilles 1772 VA/NC5, John before 1750 VA6.

 

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ADA LILLIAN ALFORD

 

GOSHEN TIMES

Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—Thursday, 20 September 1860

 

            In Elkhart township, on the 9th inst., Ada Lillian, infant daughter of James and Mary J. Alford, aged 4 months and 10 days.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, James Melling Alford and Mary Jane Miller Alford; and siblings Minnie O. Alford McGarvey and Frank Ellsworth Alford in this compilation.

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Ada Lillian 1860 IN1, James Melling1835 VA2, Robert 1805 VA3, Henry 1778 VA4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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ADDISON ALFORD

 

GREENFIELD REPUBLICAN

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Thursday, 4 February 1915

 

DEATH OF ADDISON ALFORD

OCCURRED MONDAY NIGHT. WAS IN HIS EIGHTIETH YEAR.

 

            Addison Alford died at the home of his son-in-law, William R. Chappell, Monday night about 11 o’clock, after a sickness of about eight weeks. He was in his eightieth year. He would have been 80 years old had he lived until the 22nd day of this month. He had been in poor health for several months. Five weeks ago his daughter, Mrs. Chappell, went to Morgan county, where he had been staying, and brought him to her home in this city.

            The deceased formerly resided at Maxwell. His wife died about nine years ago.

            He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. William Chappell, of this city, and a sister, Mrs. Charles Amick, in Morgan county.

            The funeral will occur at the Adventist church in Maxwell Wednesday at 2 o’clock p.m.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Nancy Jane Alford Alford; mother Tobitha Swope Alford; and siblings George H. Alford and Louisa Josephine Alford Amick in this compilation.

            Addison’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Addison 1835 VA1, James R. 1804 VA2, John 1773 VA3, John 1732 VA4, John 1696 ??5.

 

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ADELLA LUETTA ALFORD LONG

 

FORT WAYNE JOURNAL-GAZETTE

Fort Wayne, Allen Co. IN—Friday, 14 April 1916

 

 

Photo from Graceland Cemetery, Claypool, Kosciusko Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jean Taylor

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her father, George Washington Alford; and siblings James E. Alford, Joseph Elmer Alford, Mary Jeanette “Nettie” Alford Osborn, and Robert Morris Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Edward Perry Alford in Michigan Obituaries.

            From IN Deaths: Adella Luetta Long was born 12 March 1873 in IN, daughter of George W. and Elizabeth R. Alford. She died 13 Apr 1916 in Claypool, Kosciusko Co., IN. Her husband, John F. Long, was the informant.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Adella Luetta 1873 IN1, George Washington 1830 VA2, Robert 1805 VA3, Henry 1778 VA4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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AGNES LOUISE EARLES ALFORD

 

Making Everlasting Memories

Memorialized by: Little & Sons

Beech Grove, Marion Co., IN—_____ August 2008

 

 

Born: January 9, 1919

 

            Agnes L. Alford, 89, passed away at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove on August 19, 2008. Agnes was born in Casey County, KY to the late Martin Luther and Rose Lee Earles.

            Surviving is her son, Robert Alford; sisters, Rose Doughty, Helen Baker, and Lois Ray; one brother, Joseph R. Earles; one granddaughter; five great grandchildren; one great-great grandson.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, William J. Alford and their daughter, Willie Marie Smith.

            Visitation will be Saturday, August 23, 2008 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with funeral service at 1 p.m. Little and Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove Chapel in charge of arrangements. Burial: Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Agnes L. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 9 January 1919, last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her husband, William Jones Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and daughter Willie Marie Alford Bray Craig Smith in this compilation.

            In 1920, Agnes Louise Earles, age 11/12, is listed with her family in Hustonville, Lincoln Co., KY.

 

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AGNES LUCILE BURK ALLFORD

 

Carl Allford and Lucile Burk on their wedding day, 22 June 1935

Photo from Beth Allford-Daffron (posted to the Allford, Burk, Basey, etc. family tree at Ancestry)—used with permission

 

COMMUNITY SHOPPER

Fortville, Hancock Co., IN—_____ September 1992

 

FORTVILLE—Lucile (Burk) Allford, 76, Fortville, died Sunday [September 27] at Brandywine Manor Convalescent Center in Greenfield after an extended illness.

            She was born Oct. 20, 1915 in Hamilton County. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Fortville Christian Church and the Fortville Community Brotherhood and Sisterhood.

            She was preceded in death by her husband Carl Allford in 1991.

            Survivors include a son, Richard Wayne Allford of Greenfield; a daughter, Mrs. Dick (Sherry) Collins of Fortville; two brothers, Willis Burk of Noblesville and George Burk of Otterbein; five grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

            Services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home in Fortville….

            Burial will be in Gravel Lawn Cemetery in Fortville….

 

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

            See the obituaries of her husband, Carl Shelton Allford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her daughter Sherry Ann Allford Collins in this compilation.

 

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ALBERT ALAN ALFORD

 

Seals Funeral Home

Fortville, Hancock Co, IN—_____ July 2008

 

September 19, 1958 - December 14, 2011

 

            Albert “Alan” Alford, 53, of McCordsville, passed away Wednesday, December 14, 2011.

            He was born September 19, 1958 to the late James and Sue (Wihebrink) Alford. Alan was a farm manager for Jacobi Farms in McCordsville. He enjoyed racing go-carts and four-wheelers.

            He is survived by son Andrew Alford of McCordsville; daughter Amber Alford of Fortville; brothers: Timothy (Lynn) Alford of TX, and Stephen (Susan) Alford of Lebanon; sister: Virginia (Doug) Warner of Indianapolis; and grandson Tyler.

            Friends may call on Monday, December 19, 2011 from 4 to 8 pm at Seals Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville….

 

Photo from Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jennefer Burk

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, James Ward Alford and Sue Ann Wihebrink Alford; and brother Stephen W. Alford in this compilation.

            The last name of some members of this family is spelled Allford in various records.

            Albert’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Albert Alan 1958 IN1, James Ward 1923 IN2, Thomas Ward 1888 IN3, John Lambert 1835 IN4, John Lambert 1802 VA5, John 1773 VA6, John 1732 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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ALBERT LEE ALFORD

 

Albert Lee Alford

Photo from ala246’s Albert Alford Family Tree (Ancestry)

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Sunday, 27 September 1998

 

 

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Photos from Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marilyn

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Albert L. Alford (SS# issued in MO) was born 3 Oct 1913, last residence Mooresville, Morgan Co., IN.

            See the obituary of his wife, Ella Almeta Adams Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Jerry Ray Alford in Alabama Obituaries.

            From Missouri, Marriage Records (Ancestry): Ella Adams married Albert Alford on 26 May 1939 in Caruthersville, Pemiscot Co., MO.

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

            His lineage: Albert Lee 1913 MO1, Nellie Monroe 1876 TN2, Thomas Jefferson 1825 TN3, William 1780 VA4.

 

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ALBERT LEONARD ALFORD

 

Virgin and Alford and adopted baby

Virgin and Albert Alford and their adopted baby, about 1918

Photo from SonjaFloyd’s William Walden Rice/Sherrill/Dixon/Williamson family tree (Ancestry) - used with permission

 

ELKHART TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—Tuesday, 8 September 1964

 

            Albert L. Alford, 74, of 12519 Douglas Rd., Mishawaka, died early Monday [September 7], in his home. He had been ill for two years.

            Mr. Alford was born in Waterford, Ind., on April 4, 1890, and has spent his lifetime in this area.

            He was married to Marcia Kizer in Mishawaka on October 11, 1920. She survives.

            Also surviving are two sons, Leonard Alford of Osceola, Raymond Alford of Mishawaka; two daughters, Mrs. Luella Steffen of Citrus Heights, Calif., and Mrs. Victor Amen of South Bend; one brother Newton O. Alford of Elkhart, and ten grandchildren.

            He had been employed at the Dodge Mfg. Corp. until retiring in 1950. He was a member of the Willow Creek Methodist Church.

            His body is at the Bubb Funeral Chapel in Mishawaka.

            Services will be held in the Willow Creek Methodist Church at 2 p.m. Thursday. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Fairview Cemetery, Mishawaka, St. Joseph Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, C & Y Zinn-Haines

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates (_____ Sept 1964) of Albert Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Virgin Caroline Rice Alford; second wife, Marsha M. Kizar Alford; son Leonard Alford; parents, John Newton Alford and Sarah J. Malone Alford; and brother Newton Orvil Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his daughter Clara Mae Alford Amen in Kansas Obituaries.

            On Albert Leonard Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he confirms his birth date and place. He has a wife and child “(child not his own)”.

            From IN Marriages: Albert Alford married Virgin Rice on 14 Jan 1914 in St. Joseph Co., IN.

            His second marriage announcement:

 

MISHAWAKA ENTERPRISE

Mishawaka, St. Joseph Co., IN—15 October 1920

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Albert Leonard 1890 IN1, John Newton 1856 OH2, Royal Freeman 1830 PA3, Hiram 1800 VT4, Oliver 1767 CT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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ALBERTA ALFORD STOUDER

 

ELKHART TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—Monday, 3 April 1972

 

            Alberta A. Stouder, 60, 1522 Osceola Rd., died Saturday afternoon [April 1] at General hospital where she was a patient for three days.

            She was born April 7, 1911, in Warsaw, Ind. She was married to Charles Kenneth Stouder Feb. 6, 1953, in Elkhart. He survives along with a son, Robert H. Wolford of Elkhart; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, James E. Alford of Ocean Springs, Miss. and three sisters, Mrs. Willard (Lila) Luebking and Mrs. Frances Seeberger, both of Elkhart and Mrs. Mary Malcolm of Warsaw.

            Services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the William Stemm Funeral home where friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today. The Rev. Robert Cassell of the Grace Lutheran Church to which she belonged will officiate. Burial will be in the Prairie Street Cemetery.

            Memorials may be given to the Cancer Society of Elkhart County Inc.

 

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Photo from Prairie Street Cemetery, Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Karen K

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates (_____ Apr 1972) of Alberta Stouder (SS# issued in IL), last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Robert Morris Alford and Lillie E. Howe Alford; and sister Irene Alford Wilson in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Lila Alford Luebking in Florida Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Alberta 1911 IN1, Robert Morris 1865 IN2, George Washington 1830 VA3, Robert 1805 VA4, Henry 1778 VA5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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ALBERTA MAE ALFORD SHUTZ

 

PALLADIUM-ITEM

Richmond, Wayne Co., IN—Wednesday, 12 December 1984

 

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Photos from Riverside Cemetery, Cambridge City, Wayne Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lulabell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alberta Shutz (SS# issued in IN) was born 2 May 1898 and died _____ Dec 1984, last residence Centerville, Wayne Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Joseph Isaiah Edmund Alford and Delita Catherine Clift Alford; and siblings Frances Clift Alford Patrick, Hazel Laverne Alford McKee, Justice Edmond “Judd” Alford, and Mary Ethel Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Wayne Vinton Alford in Arizona Obituaries.

            Her first husband was Floyd Earl Mullen, 1895–1939 [Find A Grave].

            From IN Deaths: Alberta Mae Shutz’s death certificate says: “Fell head first down three steps in wheelchair.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Alberta Mae 1898 IN1, Joseph Isaiah Edmund 1871 IN2, Joseph A. 1844 OH3, Andrew 1816 VA4, Henry 1778 VA5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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ALDA AILEEN ALFORD KOLKMAN

 

THE NEWS-SENTINEL

Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN—Wednesday, 23 December 1998

 

            Alda A. Kolkman, 93, of Fort Wayne, a life member of Elmer Pond DAV Post Auxiliary, died Monday, Dec. 21, 1998, at St. Joseph Hospital.

            The Fort Wayne native was a homemaker and a member of American Legion Post 82 Auxiliary.

            Surviving are sons James and William, both of Fort Wayne; a daughter, Ilo Lefevra of Fort Wayne; a sister, Bercile Grodrian of Monroeville; 24 grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren.

            Her husband, William, preceded her in death.

            Services are 1 p.m. Thursday at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., where calling is from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park.

            Memorials are to Faith United Methodist Church.

            Information provided by D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., 426-9494.

 

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Photo from Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Barbara Wolf

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alda A. Kolkman (SS# issued in IN) was born 26 July 1905, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her sisters Bercile Alberta Alford Grodrian, Blanche Amelia Alford, and Mary Agnes Alford Leprie Grodrian in this compilation.

            Alda was the daughter of James Albert Alford and Cora Alice Hettinger. The middle names of the parents and all their children begin with the letter A.

            From IN Marriages: Alda Aileen Alford married Wm. Fred Kolkman on 29 Aug 1922 in Fort Wayne, Allen Co.

            Wedding article:

 

FORT WAYNE JOURNAL-GAZETTE

Fort Wayne, Allen Co. IN—Sunday, 9 September 1923

 

 

            From SSACI: Alda Alena Kolkman was born 26 July 1905 in Fort Wayne, daughter of James A. Alford and Cora A. Hettinger.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Alda Aileen 1905 IN1, James Albert 1881 IA2, James 1822 PA3, Hiram 1800 VT4, Oliver 1767 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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ALICE E. BEACH ALFORD BERRY

 

Kraft Funeral Service

New Albany, Floyd Co., IN—_____ March 2015

 



            Alice E. Berry, 87, died Saturday, March 7, 2015 at Floyd Memorial Hospital in New Albany.

            She was born February 22, 1928 to the late Walter and Maudie Myrtle (Norman) Beach.

            She is also preceded in death by her husband, Herman Berry, Sr. and son, Herman Berry, Jr.

            She was a member of Charlestown Independent Church and a loving mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother.

            Survivors include: Sons: Joseph Carl Alford David Alford Kevin Berry (Jeannia Gale) Daughters: Edna Thompson (James) Barbara Jordan (Bill) Vicki Carnes Norma Maitland (Thomas) 21 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, and 13 great-great grandchildren

            Visitation will be from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm Wednesday and after 9:00 am Thursday at Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road, New Albany, Indiana. Her Funeral Service will be 12:00 pm Thursday in the funeral home chapel with private entombment to follow at Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park in New Albany, Indiana.

 

Photo from Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park, New Albany, Floyd Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, lapfann

 

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

            See the obituaries of her first husband, Joseph Earl Alford; and son David Marshall Alford in this compilation.

 

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ALICE MARGARETTE ALFORD BEBER

Aunt of James Allen Alford, Jr., AAFA #0395

 

JOURNAL GAZETTE

Fort Wayne, Allen Co. IN—22 June 2007

 

            Alice M. Beber, 89, of Garrett, died Wednesday, June 20, 2007. Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Home, 1277 CR 56, Garrett.

 

In another article:

 

Thomas Funeral Home

Garrett, DeKalb Co., IN—_____ June 2007

 

            Alice M. Beber age 89 of Garrett, IN died at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 20, 2007 at her residence.

            She was born December 24, 1917 in Garrett, IN to Walter and Blanche (Ayres) Alford. She married Charles D. Beber on December 17, 1936 in Garrett, IN and he died June 14, 1976. She was a clerk at Laura Williams Grocery in Garrett, IN for 16 years and then at Handy Andy in Garrett for 5 years, retiring in 1985. She was a member of the Garrett Presbyterian Church and the Garrett Eagles Auxillary.

            …. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 26, 2007 at Thomas Funeral Home. Burial in Christian Union Cemetery….

 

Survivors include:

Son - Walter “Butch” Beber, Garrett, IN

Daughter - Sharon Cramer, Garrett, IN

Daughter - Mary Beber, Garrett, IN

12 Grandchildren

20 Great Grandchildren

6 Great Great Grandchildren

 

Preceded in death by:

Husband - Charles D. Beber

Parents - Walter and Blanche Alford

Daughter - Sheila Neeley

Brothers - Dr. James, Russell, Donald, and Leonard Alford

Sisters - Laura Williams, Hellen Steward, and Undine Taylor

 

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Photo from Christian Union Cemetery, Garrett, De Kalb Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Pam Wiedemann

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Alice M. Beber (SS# issued in IN), last residence Garrett, DeKalb Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Walter Freeman Alford and Blanche Ayres Alford Beber; and brother Leonard Willis Alford in his compilation. We included the obituaries of her brothers Oscar Donald Alford in Ohio Obituaries; and James Allen Alford Sr. and Russell Winfield Alford in Florida Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Alice Margarette 1917 IN1, Walter Freeman 1879 OH2, James M. 1857 OH3, Isaac 1834 OH4, Oliver 1789 MA5, Elijah 1757 MA6, Elijah 1732 CT7, Josiah 1696 CT8, Josiah 1649 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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ALLEN DALE ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Sunday, 22 March 1981

 

            Services for former Indianapolis resident Allen D. Alford, 47, Crawfordsville, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in G.H. Herrman Madison Avenue Funeral Home and at 11 a.m. in Holy Cross Catholic Church….

            Mr. Alford, an Indianapolis native and resident here 31 years, died Friday [March 20] in his home. He was a self-employed painter 11 years.

            Survivors include his wife, Phillis Alford; three stepdaughters, Sharren Gomez, Penny Wilson and Brenda Ray; four stepsons. Michael, Terry, Chris and Ronald Neighbors, and his mother, Thelma Hager.

 

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Photo from Memorial Park Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jon Andersen, RecordAGrave.com

He shares a gravestone with his brother.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Allen Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 1 May 1933 and died _____ March 1981, last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, last benefit Crawfordsville, Montgomery Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Virgil Edward Alford and Thelma L. McCoy Alford Hager; and brother Terry Howard Alford in this compilation.

            From IN Deaths: Allen D. Alford, born 1 May 1933 in IN, son of Virgil and Thelma Alford, died 19 March 1981 in Crawfordsville, Montgomery Co., IN. His surviving spouse is Phyllis Fineey.

            His lineage: Allen Dale 1933 IN1, Virgil Edward 1910 IN2, Omer Garfield 1879 IN3, John 1843 PA4, John 1821 PA5.

 

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ALLISON ALFORD

 

DAILY LEDGER

Noblesville, Hamilton Co., IN—Monday, 14 July 1930

 

 

In another article:

 

DAILY LEDGER

Noblesville, Hamilton Co., IN—Thursday, 24 July 1930

 

Some text has been omitted:

 

 

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Photo from Crownland Cemetery, Noblesville, Hamilton Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, DAW

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Katherine Beaver Alford; children Bertha Olive Alford Ferguson and Vernon Earl Alford; and siblings Isaiah Alford, Joseph A. Alford, Nancy Jane Alford Alford, Samuel V. Alford, and Winfield S. Alford in this compilation.

            From IN Marriages: Allison Alford married Catharine Beaver on 5 Dec 1875 in Hamilton Co., IN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Allison 1853 OH1, Andrew 1816 VA2, Henry 1778 VA3, John 1735 Ireland4.

 

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ALMA A. HENKE ALFORD

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Thursday, 14 July 1994

 

Dec. 1, 1904-July 13, 1994

 

SOUTH BEND—Alma A. Alford, 89, of East Milton Street, died at 6:05 p.m. Wednesday in Regency Place after an illness.

            Mrs. Alford was born Dec. 1, 1904, in St. Joseph County, and was a lifelong area resident. On Dec. 1, 1924, in South Bend, as Alma Henke, she married John A. Alford. He died Feb. 4, 1993.

            She is survived by two daughters, Dorothy Miller of South Bend and Marian Koch of Mishawaka; four sons, Leonard, Lawrence, and Carl, all of South Bend, and Gerald of Edwardsburg; 16 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

            Graveside services and burial will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Sumption Prairie Cemetery…. Guisinger Colonial Chapel Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Alma A. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN

            See the obituaries of her husband, John A. Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and sons Carl P. Alford, Lawrence John Alford, and Leonard R. Alford in this compilation.

 

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ALMA ELNORA DESHONG HIDAY ALLFORD PIKE

 

DAILY BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Monday, 29 January 1968

 

            Mrs. Alma Alford Pike, 72, 3204 W. 25th St., died at 5:55 p.m. Sunday at Community Hospital after an illness of five days.

            Born in Maxwell, Oct. 2, 1895, she was the daughter of James and Amanda Wood Deshong. Mrs. Pike had lived here since 1928, having come here from Greenfield. She retired from Pierce Governor in 1963.

            Mrs. Pike was a member of the EUB Church at Mohawk, was a member of the Senior Citizens, UAW-CIO No. 940, and was the owner of the Green Thumb Greenhouse on West 25th St. Road.

            Surviving is the husband, Lee Pike; three sons, Harvey J. Alford, Floyd Eugene Alford and Kenneth Warren Alford, all of Anderson; five step-children, Troy Pike of Florida, Charles Pike of Frankton, Mrs. Virginia Patz of Alexandria, Mrs. Esther Ollier of Alexandria and Mrs. Barbara Kidd of Fairmount; two sisters, Mrs. Ralph (Olive) Dunkin of Mohawk and Mrs. Clarence (Thelma) Derrick of Maxwell; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral rites will be conducted at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Brown and Butz Funeral Home with the Rev. George Skinner and the Rev. Glen Skinner, pastor of the Jackson Park Church of God, officiating. Burial will be in the Cook Cemetery, east of Eden.…

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alma Pike (SS# issued in IN) was born 2 Oct 1895 and died _____ Jan 1968, last residence Anderson, Madison Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her second husband, Kenneth Scott Allford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and sons Floyd Eugene “Gene” Alford and Harvey James Alford in this compilation.

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

            From IN Marriages: Alma Deshong married Jonithan Hiday on 28 Jan 1914 in Hancock Co.

            From IN Marriages: Alma Hiday, daughter of James and Amanda Deshong, married Kenneth S. Alford, sono f Harncel [sic] S. and Evaline K. Allford, on 2 Feb 1918 in Hancock Co.

            Alma is buried with her second husband and the father of her children, Kenneth Scott Allford.

 

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ALONZO EDGAR ALFORD

 

DAILY REPORTER

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Wednesday, 22 February 1956

 

ALONZO ALFORD IS FOUND DEAD TODAY

 

            Alonzo Alford, age 79 years, was found dead Wednesday morning in his trailer home on Greenfield, Route 5, one mile west of Milner’s Corner.

            Surviving are one brother, Herman Alford, of Greenfield, and several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services wrill be held at 10 a. m. Friday from the Condo & Son Funeral Home with burial in Cook cemetery….

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Colleen Sanders Broyles

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, Harvey Lewis Allford; brother Herman Alford; and half-brothers Chester Earl Alford and Kenneth Scott Allford in this compilation.

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

            Alonzo’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Alonzo Edgar 1876 IN1, Harvey Lewis [ALLFORD] 1852 IN2, John Lambert 1802 VA3, John [ALFORD] 1773 VA4, John 1732 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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ALTA ADA MOTT ALFORD JONES

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Wednesday, 27 December 1972

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alta Jones (SS# issued in IN) was born 18 June 1886 and died _____ Dec 1972, last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her first husband, Vernon Earl Alford and son Samuel J. Alford in this compilation.

            From IN Deaths: Alta A. Jones, born 18 June 1886, daughter of Samuel J. Mott and Susan Hill, died 24 Dec 1972 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN. The informant was her husband, Harry C. Jones.

            In 1940 Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN: Harry C. Jones, furnace installer, age 39 born IN; his wife Alta Jones 53 IN; stepson Samuel Alford 23 IN; and daughter-in-law Virginia Alford 22 WV.

 

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ALTA MARIE HENRY ALFORD

 

DAILY BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Saturday, 9 January 1971

 

 

            A native and lifelong resident of Madison County, Mrs. Alta M. Alford, 68, who resided on Hartman Road, died at St. John’s Hospital Friday evening [January 8] where she had been a patient for a week.

            Her husband, John H. Alford died in 1959.

            She was a member of the American Women’s Association and was a Red Cross volunteer worker. She was the daughter of Isom and Mary Catherine Swain Henry, born July 21, 1902.

            Surviving are five children, Jack Alford of Alexandria, Jerry Dale Alford, Mrs. Leslie (Mary M.) Adams , and Mrs. Marvin (Nancy) Smitherman, both of Anderson, and Mrs. Dean (Rosalie) Lindsey, of Irving, Texas; four sisters, Amanda Hardwick, Opal Poffenbarger, Viola Diltinger and Edna Chambers, all of Anderson; 18 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; and other relatives.

            Funeral services have been arranged for 10 a.m. Monday at Baker Brothers Funeral Home with Rev. C.D. Westhafer, pastor of the First Church of the Nazarene officiating. Interment will be in Memorial Park Cemetery here….

 

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Photo from Anderson Memorial Park, Anderson, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Colleen Sanders Broyles

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, John Harvey Alford; and children Jack Clayton Alford, Jerry Dale Alford, Mary Margarette Alford Adams, and Robert William Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter Rosalie Alford Lindsey in Texas Obituaries.

 

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ALTHA HELEN ALFORD ELLIOTT

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Sunday, 27 July 1952

 

 

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Photo from Bremen Municipal Cemetery, Bremen, Marshall Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tonya (Sechrist) Ross

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of her father, David Lewis Alford; and siblings Flora Frances Alford Howe and Irving Samuel Alford in Illinois Obituaries; and of her half-brother Charles Burdick Alford in New York Obituaries.

            Her middle name is from her son David Elliott’s death certificate.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Altha Helen 1878 NY1, 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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ALVARADO ALFORD

 

WASHINGTON HERALD

Washington, Daviess Co., IN—Thursday, 21 May 1914

 

            The funeral of Alvarado Alford of Mitchell took place Sunday morning from the Christian church here. Burial at the Ripper cemetery.

 

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Photo from Alfordsville Cemetery, Alfordsville, Daviess Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Julia Young

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Susan Malissa Summers Alford; daughter Maude Alford Craig; father, Thomas Jefferson Alford Sr.; and siblings Elvira Alford Walls, Lavina Alford Allen, and Thomas Jefferson Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            From IN Marriages: Alvarado Alford married Susan Lissie Sommers on 23 March 1890 in Daviess Co., IN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Alvarado 1866 IN1, Thomas Jefferson 1829 IN2, James 1791 VA3, John 1768 VA4, Thomas 1736 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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AMBROSE ASBURY ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Wednesday, 18 May 1898

 

            Ambrose A. Alford, sixty-four years old, died last night at his home, 1729 Ash street. He had been an invalid for some time.

            He was formerly a cigar dealer in this city.

            He leaves a wife and children.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his first wife, Josephine Bonaparte Spann Alford; second wife, Lucy Guthridge Alford; son Thomas Asbury Alford; and brothers Jonathan C. Alford and Thomas G. Alford in this compilation.

            From AAFA’s Corrington L. Alford Collection, Section 10: Ambrose A. Alford was born in Marion Co., IN, on 6 March 1836, the son of John Alford and Polly Markland. Ambrose and Josephine had 4 sons: William E., Thomas A. [Thompson in other records], George N., and Berry G. Alford.

            From IN Marriages: A.A. Alford married Josephine B. Spann on 3 May 1860 in Jennings Co., IN.

            From IN Marriages: Lucy Guthridge married Ambrose A. Alford on 15 Nov 1877 in Boone Co., IN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Ambrose Asbury 1836 IN1, John 1786 PA2.

 

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AMOS ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Saturday, 26 November 2005

 

            Amos Alford 85, of Indianapolis, passed away Wednesday, November 23, 2005.

            He was born May 22, 1920 in Bowling Green, KY. He was self employed Painter living in Indianapolis for 56 years and a U.S. Army Veteran having served during the WWII era.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers; 1 sister; and 1 daughter, Cathy.

            He is survived by his daughters: Mary Seward, Ruth Sanders and Sharon Null; 2 half-brothers; 2 half-sisters; 7 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren.

            No services or visitation will be held. Arrangements entrusted to Alpha Funeral Service.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Amos Alford (SS# issued in KY), last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his daughter Cathy Yvonne Alford Wenzlaff; parents, James Henderson Alford and Mary Cordie Snodgrass Alford; and brother James Wallace Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his sister Maud Ernestine Alford Ellis; and his half-siblings Barbara Ann Alford Schone Taylor, Charles Raymond Alford, and James Stewart Alford in Kentucky Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Amos 1920 KY1, James Henderson 1894 KY2, Peter Henderson 1863 KY3, William Thomas 1838 KY4, William 1804 VA5, William 1775 VA6.

 

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AMY E. SMITH ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Sunday, 28 June 1942

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Kim Schilling

 

AAFA NOTES: From IN Marriages: Amy E. Smith, age 28, daughter of George Smith and _____ Bearward, married Herbert J. Alford, age 29, son of Elijah Alford and ______ Snow, on 12 May 1897 in Marion Co., IN.

            Engagement announcement:

 

INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Thursday, 22 April 1897

 

 

            From Ohio, Births and Christenings Index, 1774–1973 (Ancestry): Herber James Alford was born 19 Apr 1869 in Windham, Portage Co., OH, son of Elijah Alford and Harriet E. Snow.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s lineage: Herbert James 1869 OH1, Elijah 1829 OH2, Levi 1789 MA3, Elijah 1757 MA4, Elijah 1732 CT5, Josiah 1696 CT6, Josiah 1649 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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ANALYZA SITTON ALLFORD

 

DAILY REPORTER

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Monday, 19 March 1923

 

            Anna E. Alford died at her home in Maxwell, March 15th, aged 58 years, 1 month and 12 days. Funeral at the M.E. church in Eden Saturday at 2 o’clock. Interment Eden cemetery.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Cathy Butcher Needham

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Marion Bruce Allford; and sons Lafayette “Lafe” Allford, Samuel Justice Alford, and William Albert Alford; this compilation.

 

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ANNA MAE ALFORD MCKEEMAN

 

DAILY REPORTER

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Monday, 21 May 1973

 

MOTHER OF LOCAL RESIDENT IS DEAD

 

            Mrs. Mae McKeeman, age 67 years, a resident of Rt. 2, Greenfield, died at 9:50 p.m. Saturday in the Hancock County Memorial Hospital.

            Born in Hancock County Sept. 11, 1905 the daughter of Sam Alford and Eva McCloney Alford, Mrs. McKeeman had lived all her life in the local community. She was a member of the Church of Christ.

            Surviving are the husband, Cleo McKeeman; seven sons, Russell and Max of Greenfield, Paul McKeeman, Fort Myers, Florida, William McKeeman of Mohawk, Rex of Mohawk, Don McKeeman, Greenfield, Joseph of Fortville; two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Brooks of Greenfield, Mrs. Bonnie Weinantz, Rt. 2, Greenfield; 31 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren.

            One son, Robert preceded her in death in 1969.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Church of Christ…. Interment will be in Park Cemetery.

            Friends may call at Pasco Memorial Mortuary any time. After 9 o’clock Wednesday morning at the Church of Christ.

 

In another article:

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Monday, 21 May 1973

 

            Mrs. Mae McKeeman, age 67.

            Wife of Cleo, mother of Russell, Max, Paul, William, Rex, Don, and Joe McKeeman, Mrs. Marjorie Brooks, Mrs. Bonnie Weinantz, grandmother of 31, great grandmother of 13, sister of Charles Alford, half sister of Charles Siegel and Patty Alford, passed away Saturday.

            Services Wednesday 10 a.m. at the Church of Christ, Greenfield. Friends may call at Pasco Memorial Mortuary, Greenfield, after 7 p.m. Monday.

 

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Photo from Park Cemetery, Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Greg Murphy

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mae McKeeman (SS# issued in IN) was born 10 Sept 1905 [different than obituary] and died _____ May 1973 last residence Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Samuel Justice Alford and Eva Estel McCloney Alford Seigel; and brother Charles Max Alford in this compilation.

            She is listed as Anna Mae on the birth certificates of her children.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Anna Mae 1905 IN1, Samuel Justice 1883 IN2, Marion Bruce 1858 IN3, Samuel 1837 IN4, John Lambert 1802 VA5, John 1773 VA6, John 1732 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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ANNA OTIS BAKER ALFORD

 

DAILY JOURNAL

Franklin, Johnson Co., IN—Wednesday, 13 June 1973

 

 

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Photo from Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin, Johnson Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Carole Whittemore

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Virgil James Alford; and her sons Ralph Edward Alford and Richard Donald Alford in this compilation.

 

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ANNETTE ALFORD

 

ANDERSON HERALD

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Sunday, 6 March 1955

 

PENDLETON—Annette, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Murray Alford, died Saturday at St. John’s Hospital. Graveside rites will be conducted today at 1 p.m. at Grove Lawn Cemetery….

            Survivors include the parents, two sisters, Mrs. Sherry Shuck, Pendleton, and Peggy Alford, at home; a brother, John Alford, at home; the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Flowers, Pendleton, and the paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ward Alford, Fortville.

 

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Photo from Grove Lawn Cemetery, Pendleton, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Colleen Sanders Broyles

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her paternal grandmother, Sallie Murrer Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her mother, Georgianna “Annie” Flowers Alford, in Florida Obituaries.

            The last name of some members of this family is spelled Allford in various records.

            Annette’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so she has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Annette 1955 IN1, Murray John 1911 IN2, Thomas Ward 1888 IN3, John Lambert 1835 IN4, John Lambert 1802 VA5, John 1773 VA6, John 1732 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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ANNIE EVELYN ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Bowling Green, Warren Co., KY—7 May 2002

 

GREENWOOD [Johnson Co.], Ind.—Annie Evelyn Alford, 67, of Indianapolis died May 5, 2002, at University Heights Convalescent Center [Indianapolis].

            The Bowling Green, Ky., native was an assembly line worker at Western-Electric in Indianapolis and a member of Southport Heights Christian Church. She was a daughter of the late Granger Alford and Mary Pruitt Alford.

            She was preceded in death by a son, Roger O’Dell Lawrence.

            Funeral will be at 11:30 a.m. EDT Wednesday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory with burial in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. EDT today at the funeral home.

            Survivors include two daughters, Gail Gravens and Roshella Mack, both of Indianapolis; four brothers, Lionel Alford, W.G. Alford and William Thomas Alford, all of Indianapolis, and George Alford of Bowling Green; four sisters, Edna Stiles of Columbus, Marion Singleton of Angleton, Texas, and Geraldine Minton and Mary Wilson, both of Bowling Green; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mark McCrady

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annie M. Alford (SS# issued in KY) was born 26 March 1935, last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Edna Alford Stiles and John Oneal Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her parents, William Granger Alford and Mary Elizabeth Pruitt Alford, in Kentucky Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Annie Evelyn 1935 KY1, William Granger 1902 KY2, Peter Henderson 1863 KY3, William Thomas 1838 KY4, William 1804 VA5, William 1775 VA6.

 

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AUDREY JUNE ALFORD MARSHALL

 

“Gaylord W. and Audrey J. Alford Marshall, 50th wedding anniversary photograph”

Photo from her Find A Grave memorial, posted by their son Christopher Marshall

 

HERALD BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—4 July 2008

 

Audrey J. Marshall

Aug. 10, 1934 - July 2, 2008

 

PENDLETON—Audrey J. (Alford) Marshall, 73, Pendleton, died July 2, 2008, at her residence.

            She was born Aug. 10, 1934, in Denhoff, N.D., and lived in Pendleton most of her life. She was an interpreter at Conner Prairie for 21 years.

            She was a 1953 graduate of Pendleton High School. She was a member of the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority and The Red Hat Society.

            Survivors include her husband, Gaylord Marshall, whom she married Aug. 31, 1952; three children, Timothy (wife, Jennifer) Marshall of Angola, Robin Goodman of Angola, and Christopher Marshall of Indianapolis; four grandchildren, Jennifer K. Marshall, Jessica Goodman, John (wife, Kasie) Goodman and David Marshall, all of Angola; two great-grandchildren, Griffin and Xavier; two brothers, Roger Alford and Mickey (wife, Betsy) Alford, all of Pendleton; sister-in-law, Carolyn Neal of Florida; brother-in-law, Ron Marshall of Tampa, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Irene (Schacher) Alford; sister-in-law, Sue Alford; son-in-law, Roger Goodman; and a niece, Rebecca Neal.

            Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Lahm Chapel, Pendleton…. Burial will be in Grovelawn Cemetery.

 

Photo from Grove Lawn Cemetery, Pendleton, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Brenda Shanafelt

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Audrey J. Marshall (SS# issued in IN), last residence Anderson, Madison Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Ralph M. Alford and Irene Schacker Alford; and brother Roger William Alford in this compilation.

            Her middle name is from her Find A Grave memorial. The last name of some members of this family is spelled Allford in various records.

            Audrey’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so she has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Audrey June 1934 ND1, Ralph M. 1906 IN2, William Perry 1865 IN3, Samuel 1837 IN4, John Lambert 1802 VA5, John 1773 VA6, John 1732 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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BARBARA ISABELLE ALFORD LEWARK

 

DAILY REPORTER

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Wednesday, 23 July 2008

 

            Barbara I. (Alford) Lewark, 80, Fortville, passed away Monday, July 21, 2008.

            She was born December 25, 1927 to the late Ward and Sally (Murrur) Alford.

            Mrs. Lewark is survived by her husband of over 60 years, Charles; daughter, Vicki (Jim) Cain of Kansas; daughter, Terri Sigler of Fortville; daughter, Christy (Fred) Cooper of Shirley, five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by son, Gary Wayne Lewark; granddaughter, Tracy Lynn Cooper; brothers, Murray, Robert, James and Jerry; and sisters, Elizabeth Bussel and Virginia ‘Gino’ Heche.

            Friends may call from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday July 24, 2008, at Seals Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Fortville. A graveside service will immediately follow at Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the Hancock Regional Hospital Foundation for Hospice Care. Online condolences may be shared at www.sealsfuneralhome.com.

 

In another article:

 

Seals Funeral Home

Fortville, Hancock Co, IN—_____ July 2008

 

            The funeral home’s obituary is the same as the newspaper’s with the addition of the following information:

 

            [She] was a member of the Centropolis Christian Church in Centropolis, KS. She served as a sales clerk for years in and around Fortville. She worked for Heches department store, Carol’s Hallmark, Hook’s Drugs and CVS, among others.

 

Photo from Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jennefer Burk

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Barbara I. Lewark (SS# issued in IN), last residence Fortville, Hancock Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Thomas Ward Alford and Sallie Murrer Alford; and siblings James Ward Alford, Murray John Alford, Robert Bennie Alford, Thomas Jerry Alford, and Virginia A. “Gino” Alford Heche in this compilation.

            Her middle name is from Ancestry family trees.

            The last name of some members of this family is spelled Allford in various records.

            Barbara’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so she has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Barbara Isabelle 1927 IN1, Thomas Ward 1888 IN2, John Lambert 1835 IN3, John Lambert 1802 VA4, John 1773 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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BARBARA J. EAKER ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Thursday, 5 February 2015

 

            Barbara J. Alford, Greenwood, died Feb. 3, 2015. Services: 10:30 a.m., Feb. 6, 2015 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, Greenwood, with visitation from 4-8 p.m., Feb. 5, 2015. Entombment: Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

 

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

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

            Her Find A Grave memorial says she was born 24 July 1943 in Indianapolis, daughter of Earl W. Eaker and Dorothy E. Wallace.

 

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BARBARA J. MANSHIP ALFORD

 

ANDERSON HERALD

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Friday, 31 July 1970

 

FORTVILLE—Mrs. Barbara J. Alford, 31, of 116 N. McCarly St., died Wednesday night at Community Hospital in Indianapolis following a very brief illness.

            A lifelong resident of Fortville, she was born Oct. 16, 1938, the daughter of Ross and Nina Brantlinger Manship in Indianapolis.

            She had worked the last three years as a teacher’s aide at the Mount Vernon High School.

            She was a member of the Fortville Christian Church and was a leader in the Bluebirds and Campfire Girls.

            Surviving with her husband Ross [sic: Michael] are three children, Kathy, Kristi and David, all at home; the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Manship of Fortville; a brother, Alan Manship of Fortville; the maternal grandfather, John Brantlinger of Greenfield; and several other relatives.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Sunday at the Ronald Seals Funeral Home in Fortville by the Rev. Rodger Thompson of the Fortville Christian Church. Interment will be in the Gravel Lawn Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

 

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BARBARA J. REESE ALFORD

 

Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home

Connersville, Fayette Co., IN—_____ September 2012

 

 

            Barbara J. Alford, 86, of Connersville, went to be with the Lord, Friday afternoon, September 7, 2012, at Reid Hospital, Richmond.

            Barbara was born in Franklin County, October 6, 1925 to Wade and Gladys McFarland Reese. She had been employed at Stant Manufacturing and had worked at Hickory Lane Smorgasbord. She was a member of the Centerville Christian Church. Barbara enjoyed her time with her children and grandchildren. She liked to go camping and enjoyed her time in Florida during winter. In her leisure, she worked crossword puzzles, watched movies and enjoyed walking.

            Barbara is survived by four children and their spouses: Donna J. Bowman Mahaffey and Michael of Connersville; Michael D. Alford and Donna of Loveland, Ohio; Sue Ann Patterson of The Villages, Florida, Barry Alford and Jean of Germantown, Ohio; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and a great-great-granddaughter, nieces and nephews.

            In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Donald C. Alford who died November 30, 1996; two infant children: Mark Alan and Tina Marie Alford; two sisters: Phyllis Senefeld and Norma Reese and a grandson: Rodney Patterson.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Myers Chapel, Connersville, with Pastor John Reynolds of Calvary Baptist Church officiating. Interment will follow in Laurel North Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Donald Clemons Alford, in this compilation. It includes photos of their shared gravestone and the gravestone of their deceased children.

 

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BARBARA JANE BRENNER ALFRED

 

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

 

THE REPOSITORY

Canton, Stark Co., OH—24 October 2015

 

            Barbara Jane Alfred, 95, of Jeffersonville [Clark Co.], Ind. passed away Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015 at Hosparus Inpatient Care Center [Louisville, KY].

            She was a graduate of Ohio University. Barbara was former owner of Whirligigs & Americana Folk Art Business. She was a native of Sapulpa, Okla.

            She is survived by her daughter Beverly L. Schipper of Jeffersonville, Ind.; sister Virginia M. Weber of Chagrin Falls, Ohio; grandchildren Samantha Alfred Lyman, Christopher M. Schipper, Amanda M. Monroe, Aaron M. Alfred; seven great-grandchildren.

            Barbara was preceded in death by her husband Theodore C. Alfred Jr.; son Randolph C. Alfred; father Ralph F. Brenner; mother Loretta Pearl Brenner.

            Funeral service will be held Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2015 at 6 p.m. at E.M. Coots’ Sons Funeral Home…. Burial will take place on Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. at Rosehill Memorial Garden in Ohio. Expressions of sympathy may be made to Hosparus of Southern Indiana….

 

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Photos from Rose Hill Memorial Park Cemetery, Massillon, Start Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, tuppaddams2

 

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

            See the obituary of her husband, Theodore Charles Alfred Jr., in this compilation.

 

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BENJAMIN C. ALFORD

 

ELKHART WEEKLY TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—Thursday, 30 July 1896

 

            The late B.C. Alford, whose death occurred in South Bend on Sunday [July 26], was born in Elkhart county, Feb. 11th, 1849, and his age at the time of death was 47 years, 5 months and 15 days. He leaves his wife and two unmarried daughters, Irene and Beulah.

 

In another article:

 

GOSHEN DAILY TIMES

Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—Monday, 27 July 1896

 

            B.C. Alford, whose death was mentioned by The News yesterday, was born Feb. 11, 1849, and was therefore 47 years of age. He leaves a wife and two daughters, Irene and Beulah.

            The remains will be brought to Goshen from South Bend Wednesday, arriving here at 11:35 a.m. and will be removed to the Presbyterian church, where services will be held…. Interment will occur at Oak Ridge Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Oakridge Cemetery, Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Ashton

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his daughter, Irene Louise Alford Hefner; parents, Robert Alford and Sarah Cart Alford; and siblings Delilah Jane Alford Miller, Eleanor C. Alford Chalfant, George Washington Alford, James Melling Alford, Sarah Ann Alford Swart, and William A. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brothers Joseph F. Alford and Robert Alford Jr. in California Obituaries.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s Corrington Loyal Alford Collection, Fifth Section. From this document: “Benjamin Alford—he was born in Elkhart County, Indiana, Feb. 11, 1849 and by occupation a plumber. He married Miss Tillie Webeneger, Nov. 5, 1878. She was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Sept. 14, 1853 and resides at South Bend, Indiana. They have two children.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Benjamin C. 1849 IN1, Robert 1805 VA2, Henry 1778 VA3, John 1735 Ireland4.

 

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BENJAMIN FRANK ALFORD

 

RUSHVILLE REPUBLICAN

Rushville, Rush Co., IN—Tuesday, 3 July 1962

 

BUENA VISTA MAN DIES IN SLEEP

 

            Frank Alford, 79, a retired grocery store operator at Buena Vista, was found dead in bed at his home in that town this morning. He had been in failing health for several months.

            Mr. Alford died on the same day that funeral services were held for his only sister, Mrs. Rhoda Hoffman of Brookville.

            A lifelong resident of Buena Vista, Mr. Alford formerly operated a grocery store there for several years. He was born in that Franklin County town on July 8, 1882, the son of William and Margaret Pugh Alford.

            He is survived by a son, Henry Alford of Celina, Ohio; a grandson, Richard Alford, Sr., of Ft. Wayne, and a great-grandson.

            Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday at Moster and Sons Mortuary in Laurel, where friends may call after 6 p.m. Wednesday, with burial in Stip’s Hill Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his siblings George E. Alford, John R. Alford, Rhoda Alford Hoffman, and Riley Thomas Alford in this compilation.

            From IN Deaths: Benjamin Frank Alford, age 79 divorced, was born 8 July 1882, son of William and Margaret Alford, and died 3 July 1962 in Laurel, Franklin Co., IN.

            From SSACI: Frank Alford was born 8 July 1882 in Franklin Co., IN, son of William Alford and Marjorie Pugh.

            On Frank Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is living in Laurel, Franklin Co., IN, a self-employed merchant. He confirms his birth date and names his wife, Mary Alford, as his nearest relative.

            From Indiana, Marriages, 1811–1959 (FamilySearch.org, with document images): William Alford married Margery Pugh on 16 Apr 1867 in Franklin Co., IN.

            His lineage: Benjamin Frank 1882 IN1, William 1841 PA2.

 

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BENJAMIN FRANKLIN ALFORD, JR.

AAFA #0447

 

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Ben and his wife Ruth at AAFA’s 1991 Annual Meeting in Jackson, MS

 

[A nearly identical article was published the same day in the Knoxville News Sentinel, Knoxville, TN.]

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Monday, 13 October 2003

 

            Benjamin Franklin Alford, Jr. 76, Indianapolis, passed away Friday, October 10, 2003.

            He was born on December 6, 1926 in Chattanooga, TN and was a graduate of the University of Tennessee. Mr. Alford was a self-employed Utility Consultant. Previously he was employed by Tenneco and then Ernst & Young as a Utility Consultant. He was president of the board of trustees for West Lawn United Methodist Church, Westlawn, PA and the President of the Alford [American] Family Association.

            A memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 13 in Westminster Village North Chapel.

            Survivors: wife of 37 years, Ruth E. Kemp Alford; son, Benjamin F. (Sarah) Alford, III; step-daughters, Dolly C. (Stephen) Sumrow and Kay C. (John) Quatroche; grandchildren, Lee Sheppeard Alford, Jennifer S.A. Ackerman, Rachel L. Kettelle, Erin M. Kettelle, S. Andrew Sumrow, Matthew Sumrow, Christina Sumrow, Gloria Sumrow and Lauren Quatroche.

            He was preceded in death by a brother William F. Alford; and daughter Carolyn Denise Ketelle.

            Arrangements entrusted to Flanner & Buchanan Funeral Center—Oaklawn Memorial Gardens.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates Benjamin F. Alford Jr. (SS# issued in TN), last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            See the obituary of his second wife, Ruth Ellen Lively Kemp Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his paternal grandfather, Charles Franklin Alford, in Tennessee Obituaries.

            Ben, the son of Benjamin Franklin Alford Sr. and Edith Lillian Pickel Alford, was AAFA’s President from 1992–1996.

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

            His lineage: Benjamin Franklin 1926 TN1, Benjamin Franklin 1887 TN2, Charles Franklin 1865 TN3, Robert Cannon 1816 TN4, John 1786 NC/TN5.

 

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BERCILE ALBERTA ALFORD GRODRIAN

 

JOURNAL GAZETTE

Fort Wayne, Allen Co. IN—Sunday, 1 July 2001

 

            Bercile A. Grodrian, 86, died Friday [June 29] at Ossian Health and Rehabilitation Center [Ossian, Wells Co., IN].

            Born in Fort Wayne, she was a homemaker. Her husband, Harold L., died in 1986.

            Surviving are two sons, Donald L. and David A., both of Monroeville; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

            Services at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Jacobs Chapel, Monroeville. Calling from2 to 5 and 6 to 8 p.m. Monday. Burial in New Haven IOOF Cemetery. Memorials to Hope United Methodist Church or Activities Department at Ossian Health Care Center.

 

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THE NEWS-SENTINEL

Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN—Monday, 2 July 2001

 

            Bercile A. Grodrian, 88, of Monroeville, who belonged to Hope United Methodist Church, Hoagland, died Friday, June 29, 2001, at Ossian Health and Rehabilitation Center.

            The Fort Wayne native was a homemaker.

            Surviving are her sons, Donald L. and David A., both of Monroeville; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

            Her husband, Harold L., preceded her in death. Two sisters and two brothers also preceded her in death.

            Services are 11 a.m. Tuesday at Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Jacobs Chapel, Monroeville…. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery, New Haven….

 

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Photo from IOOF Cemetery, New Haven, Allen Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, PLS

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bercile A. Grodrian (SS# issued in IN) was born 18 Apr 1913, last residence Monroeville, Allen Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her sisters Alda Aileen Alford Kolkman, Blanche Amelia Alford, and Mary Agnes Alford Leprie Grodrian in this compilation.

            Bercile was the daughter of James Albert Alford and Cora Alice Hettinger.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Bercile Alberta 1913 IN1, James Albert 1881 IA2, James 1822 PA3, Hiram 1800 VT4, Oliver 1767 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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BERTHA ALFORD

 

SOUTH BEND TIMES

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Friday, 15 April 1892

 

            Bertha, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Alford, residing on the Chalfant farm in Clay Township, died Tuesday evening at 8 o’clock of typhoid fever, aged 11 years and 4 months. This is the second daughter they have lost in the period of two weeks.

            Funeral Thursday at 2 p.m. from the Christian church in this city…. Interment at the city cemetery.

 

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Photo from City Cemetery, South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Diana Brown

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, William A. Alford and Elizabeth McMichael Alford; and siblings Glendaline “Glennie” Alford and Percy Alford in this compilation in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Bertha 1880 IN1, William 1852 IN2, Robert 1805 VA3, Henry 1778 VA4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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BERTHA OLIVE ALFORD FERGUSON

 

DAILY LEDGER

Noblesville, Hamilton Co., IN—Monday, 11 September 1950

 

 

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Photo from Crownland Cemetery, Noblesville, Hamilton Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, DAW

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Allison Alford and Katherine Beaver Alford; and brother Vernon Earl Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Bertha Olive 1878 IN1, Allison 1853 OH2, Andrew 1816 VA3, Henry 1778 VA4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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BESSIE ELIZABETH ELKINS HALFORD

 

THE TRIBUNE

Seymour, Jackson Co., IN—Monday, 28 February 2005

 

            Bessie Elizabeth Halford, 78, of Seymour and formerly of Vallonia, died at 3 a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, 2005, at Schneck Medical Center, Seymour.

            She was a lifelong resident of Jackson County and spent many years working in the watermelon fields with her parents. She was a caregiver for her elderly parents. She was a member of Seymour Harvest Church.

            Born March 18, 1926, at Brownstown, she was a daughter of Vollie C. and Gladys M. Fleenor Elkins, who preceded her in death.

            She is survived by a daughter, Brenda Estep, Seymour; a sister-in-law, Alice Elkins, Brownstown; four grandchildren, Greg (Lois) Hubbard, Brownstown, Floyd (Ann Bromwell) Hubbard and James (Cheryl) Hubbard, both of Columbus, and Mrs. Randall Hubbard Sr., Seymour; 12 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by five brothers, Samuel, Raymond, Wilbert, Albert and Chester “Bud” Elkins; two sisters, Mary L. Weidig and Lorena M. Elkins; a grandson, Randall D. Hubbard Sr.; and one great-grandson, Shawn Hubbard.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Spurgeon Funeral Home, Brownstown, with burial at Vallonia Cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bessie E. Halford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Seymour, Jackson Co., IN.

 

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BETTY BERNICE BROWN GANN ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS NEWS

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Thursday, 4 December 1997

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bernice B. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 24 Aug 1914, last residence Franklin, Johnson Co., IN.

            See the obituary of her second [?] husband, Richard Donald Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            From SSACI: Bettye Bernice Browne was born 24 Aug 1914 in Ellisburg, Casey Co., KY, daughter of John Y. Browne and Katherine Ellis. She is listed as:

 

Aug 1938        Bettye Bernice Browne

Jun 1940          Bernice Browne Gann

Feb 1947         Bernice Browne Alford

Dec 1997         Bernice B. Alford

 

            From IN Deaths: Betty Bernice Alford was born 24 Aug 1914 in Houstonville, KY [probably Hustonville, Lincoln Co.], daughter of John Young Brown and Katherine Sharpe. Her daughter Donna Wilkins, M.D., was the informant.

            From Marion County, Indiana, Marriage Index (Ancestry): Bernice Browne married Richard Alford on 24 Nov 1946 in Marion Co., IN.

 

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BETTY JANE ALFORD CRUSE

 

RUSHVILLE REPUBLICAN

Rushville, Rush Co., IN—Monday, 3 April 1944

 

LAUREL GIRL DIES IN WRECK ON HIGHWAY 52

 

            A Laurel girl was killed and her companion seriously injured in an automobile accident on U.S. 52, 3 1/2 miles west of Brookville, at 2:30 a. m. Sunday.

            Fatally injured was Mrs. Betty Jane Cruse 18, wife of Roscoe Cruse, in service overseas, and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Alford of Laurel.

            Her companion, Raymond Smith of Connersville R.R. 5, is a patient in the Fayette Memorial hospital in Connersville and was reported in a serious condition Sunday evening….

            Mrs. Cruse leaves her husband, parents, one sister, Mrs. Paul Mason, one brother, Bud Alford, and grandmother, Mrs. Vivia Alford.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday from her parents’ home in Laurel….

            Burial will take place in the Laurel cemetery….

 

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Photo from Laurel North Cemetery, Laurel, Franklin Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave photographer Angie

 

AAFA NOTES: Betty was the daughter of Russell Clair Alford and Dorothy Mae Allender.

            Her lineage: Betty Jane 1926 IN1, Russell Clair 1900 IN2, Omer Garfield 1879 IN3, John 1843 PA4, John 1821 PA5.

 

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BETTY JEAN ALFORD ADAMS

 

Fitch-Denney Funeral Home

Lawrenceburg, Dearborn Co., IN—_____September 2013

 

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            Betty J Adams, 82, passed away on Monday, September 9, 2013. She was born April 16, 1931 in Teneha, Texas, daughter of the late Noble and Clotile (Brown) Alford.

            Betty was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in North Carolina and Cedars of Lebanon church.

            She is survived by her 2 sons, Jimmy Adams, Robert (wife Marie) F Adams; daughter, Mary Joy Meadors; brother, William “Dee” (wife Anne) Alford; 2 sisters, Jackie Allen, Tula Browning; 6 grandchildren; and 5 great grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Adams.

            …. Funeral services will be held at Fitch-Denney Funeral Home, Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 3pm…. Interment will follow in the Riverview Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana….

 

Photo from River View Cemetery, Aurora, Dearborn Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, dhintx

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituaries of her siblings Alice Bea Alford Nail Deloney, Emmie Christera Alford Holloway, James Leo Alford, John Gilford Alford, and Lenora “Tiny” Alford Hughes in Texas Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Isham Alford (1755–1832).

            Her lineage: Betty Jean 1931 TX1, Noble Leo 1900 TX2, John D. “Gilbert” 1872 AL3, John Allen 1840 AL4, William 1810 AL5, Baldy 1784 NC6, Isham 1755 NC7.

 

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BETTY K. RICHMOND ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Middlesboro, Bell Co., KY—26 March 2010

 

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.—Betty Richmond Alford, age 80, passed away Friday, March 19, 2010, at Meadowood Health Pavilion in Bloomington, Ind.

            She was born on November 9, 1929, in Ewing, Va., to Nathaniel B. and Hattie Lee Kesterson Richmond. A member of the First Presbyterian Church, she was a graduate of Thomas Walker High School and Virginia Intermont College. She worked as a teacher, a tax consultant, and was an office manager for Howard Chevrolet in Middlesboro, and then later in Bloomington, Ind. She was also an avid golfer.

            Survivors include her loving husband of 29 years, Jewell (Jay) Alford of Bloomington, Ind.; brother, Tyler Richmond and wife Veda of Ewing, Va.; three nieces, Jane Musick of Lebanon, Va., Judy Richmond of Ewing, Va., Janet Nelson and husband Hans of Ewing, Va.; two great nieces, Elizabeth Ann and Katie; and one great nephew, Tyler.

            There will be a graveside service at 11 a.m. Saturday in the Richmond Cemetery in Ewing, Va.

            Courtesy of Arney-Mullins Funeral Home of Rose Hill, Va.

 

In another article:

 

The Funeral Chapel

Bloomington, Monroe Co., IN—_____ March 2010

 

            Betty K. Alford, 80, of Bloomington, died on Friday March 19, 2010 at Meadowood Health Pavilion in Bloomington. She was born on November 9, 1929, to Nathaniel B. and Hattie Lee (Kesteson) Richmond in Ewing, Lee County, VA. Betty attended and was a member of First Presbyterian Church, and a graduate of Virginia Intermount College. She worked as a school teacher, tax consultant, office manager and was an avid golf player.

            Survivors include her husband of over 29 years, Jewell (Jay) Alford of Bloomington, her brother Tyler Richmond and his wife Veda and three nieces, Jane Musick, Judy Richmond, and Janet Nielson.

            No services will be held. Private family burial will take place at the family cemetery in Ewing, Virginia. Memorial Contributions may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, 221 E. 6th Street, Bloomington, IN 47401 or Bloomington Hospital Foundation, P.O. Box 1149, Bloomington, IN 47402 Arrangement by The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Betty K. Alford (SS# issued in VA), last residence Bloomington, Monroe Co., IN.

 

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BEULAH MAE BRADBERRY ALFORD

 

HERALD BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Monday, 5 July 2004

 

May 5, 1927–July 3, 2004

 

            Beulah Mae Alford, 77, of Anderson, died July 3, 2004, at her residence after an extended illness.

            She was born May 5, 1927, in Clinton, Ark., the daughter of Jesse and Mary (Newman) Bradberry, and lived most of her life in Anderson.

            She retired from ALAC Garment Services after 45 years of service.

            Survivors include her son, Rick E. Alford of Anderson; two grandchildren, Dawn M. (husband, Dennis) Kelly and Casey (wife, Bobi) Alford, all of Anderson; four great-grandchildren, Dillon Kelly, Danielle Kelly, Logan Alford and Aaron Alford, all of Anderson; two sisters, Eula Cochran of Lawrenceville, Ga., and Eunice (husband, Earl) LaRue of Mooreland; her brother, Jesse (wife, Tina) Bradberry of Anderson; and several nieces and nephews. Also surviving is a special friend, Beverly Strange of Anderson.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Floyd E. Alford; two sisters, Bernice Sturdivant and Mildred Sanzero; and two brothers, Harvey Bradberry and Edward Bradberry.

            Services will begin at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Home, 515 E. 53rd St., Anderson…. Burial will take place at Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates Beulah B. Alford (SS# issued in AR), last residence Anderson, Madison Co., IN.

            See the obituary of her husband, Floyd Eugene “Gene” Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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BILLY JOE ALFORD

 

COMMUNITY SHOPPER

Fortville, Hancock Co., IN—Saturday, 8 September 1990

 

INDIANAPOLIS—Billy J. Alford, 54, Indianapolis, formerly of Fortville, died Saturday morning [September 8] at St. Vincent’s Hospital following an extended illness.

            He was born in Fortville on Sept. 22, 1935, and resided in Indianapolis for 28 years. He was owner and president of Midwest Insulation Inc. in Indianapolis for the past 21 years. He was a member and deacon of East Ninety-First Street Christian Church in Indianapolis, the founder and co-owner of Midwest Softball, and past director on the board of Central States Insulation Contractors Association. He was also a member of the Fortville Masonic Lodge.

            He is survived by his wife Karen S. (Gross) Alford; three daughters, Brenda Alford of Indianapolis, Becky Alford of Phoenix, Ariz. and Amy Flynn of Indianapolis; his mother, Mrs. Faye (Lancaster) Alford of Fortville; three brothers, Mick Alford of Fortville, Jack Alford of Plainfield and Jeff Alford of Dayton, Ohio; a sister, Jill Wilson of Pendleton; two grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

            Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the Ronald Seals Funeral Home, 122 W. Staat St., Fortville…. Burial will be at Gravel Lawn Cemetery near Fortville….

            Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

Photo from Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jennefer Burk

 

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

            See the obituaries of his parents, Robert Bennie Alford and Faye Ellen Lancaster Alford; and siblings Jill Alford Wilson and Michael “Mick” Alford in this compilation.

            His middle name is from Ancestry family trees.

            The last name of some members of this family is spelled Allford in various records.

            Billy’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Billy Joe 1935 IN1, Robert Bennie 1915 IN2, Thomas Ward 1888 IN3, John Lambert 1835 IN4, John Lambert 1802 VA5, John 1773 VA6, John 1732 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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BILLY THOMAS ALFORD

 

Photo from Hot Springs High School 1940 Yearbook

Posted to The Melting Pot Genealogical Society, Hot Springs, AR

 

THE SENTINEL-RECORD

Hot Springs, Garland Co., AR—7 October 2008

 

 

MISHAWAKA, Ind.—Billy Tom Alford, 85, of Mishawaka, Ind., died Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008.

            Born Oct. 11, 1922, in Hot Springs, to Naomi and Arlie Alford, he was Catholic and retired from the United State Postal Service.

            He was predeceased by his aunt and uncle, Mary and Ben Lakin.

            Survivors include his wife, Marge Alford; two sons, Michael Alford and Kenny Alford Masterson; two grandchildren, Ian Alford and Jennifer Alford; one sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Dan Moore, of Hot Springs; and one brother-in-law, Tom Clifford, of South Bend.

            The body was cremated. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Tuesday, Oct. 14, in Inner Peace Church, Mishawaka.

 

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SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Thursday, 2 October 2008

 

Oct. 11, 1922 - Sept. 28, 2008

 

MISHAWAKA—Billie T. “Bill” Alford, 85, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 28, in South Bend.

            Bill was born to Arlie and Naoweme (Reynolds) Alford and raised by Ben and Mary Lakin. They all preceded him in death.

            He worked as a clerk at the Mishawaka Post Office for 24 years, retiring in 1984.

            Surviving are his wife, Margaret Ann; son, Michael Alford of Mishawaka; two grandchildren, Ian and Jennie Alford; and a sister Ann (Dan) Moore of Hot Springs, AR.

            As per Bill’s wishes, there will be no visitation or services. Hahn Funeral Home, Mishawaka, has been entrusted with arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Billy Thomas Alford (SS# issued in AR), last residence Mishawaka, St. Joseph Co., IN.

            See the obituary of his wife, Margaret Ann Clifford Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his father, Arlie Arther Alford; and sister Ann Alford Page Moore in Arkansas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            His lineage: Billy Thomas 1922 AR1, Arlie Arther 1897 AR2, Andrew Griffin 1865 AR3, James Mathew 1834 AL4, John Nathaniel 1811 AL5, David 1785 VA6, Robert 1760 England7.

 

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BLANCHE ALLFORD DURKES

 

KOKOMO TRIBUNE

Kokomo, Howard Co., IN—Wednesday, 9 September 1942

 

CONVERSE—Funeral services were conducted in Greenfield Monday morning for Blanche Durkes, 82, who died April 23 following a four week illness. Burial was in the Converse cemetery.

            Mrs. Durkes, the widow of Will Durkes, was a former resident having lived here while her husband was a druggist with the late Mr. Lamb.

            Mrs. Cleo Durkes, Converse, is a sister-in-law of the deceased. The only other survivors are nieces and nephews.

 

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Photo from Converse Cemetery, Converse, Grant Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, LYoung

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her father, David H. Allford; and siblings Ernest Justice Allford and Minnie R. Allford Roberts in this compilation.

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

            Blanche was the daughter of David’s first wife, Martha Elizabeth Walker.

            From IN Marriages: Blanche Allford married Wm. E. Durkes on 28 Sept 1902 in Hancock Co., IN.

            From California, Death Index, 1940–1997 (Ancestry): William Edward Durkes, born 22 Sept 1877 in IN, died 10 Apr 1947 in Los Angeles Co., CA, mother’s maiden name Shull.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her ALLFORD lineage: Blanche 1882 IN1, David H. 1848 IN2, John Lambert 1802 VA3, John [ALFORD] 1773 VA4, John 1732 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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BLANCHE AMELIA ALFORD

 

FORT WAYNE JOURNAL-GAZETTE

Fort Wayne, Allen Co. IN—Saturday, 1 August 1908

 

            Blanche Amelia Alford, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Alford, died Friday morning at the home of the parents, 2225 East Creighton avenue. Death was due to cholera infantum.

            The funeral will be held Monday morning at 10:30 from the residence of the grandparents, 2620 Walton avenue.

 

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Photo from Lindenwood Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Terry Broberg-Swangin

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her sisters Alda Aileen Alford Kolkman, Bercile Alberta Alford Grodrian, and Mary Agnes Alford Leprie Grodrian in this compilation.

            Blanche was the daughter of James Albert Alford and Cora Alice Hettinger.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Blanche Amelia 1908 IN1, James Albert 1881 IA2, James 1822 PA3, Hiram 1800 VT4, Oliver 1767 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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BLANCHE AYRES ALFORD BEBER

 

WILLARD TIMES

Willard, Huron Co., OH—12 April 1956

 

MOTHER OF DONALD ALFORD DIES IN GARRETT, INDIANA

 

            Mrs. Blanche Ayres Beber, 77, mother of Donald Alford of Willard, and former Willard resident, died in Sacred Heart hospital, Garrett, Indiana, Tuesday of last week.

            Mr. and Mrs. Donald Alford attended the funeral held Saturday morning in the Garrett Presbyterian church of which she was a member.

            Mrs. Beber lived in Willard when her first husband, a B&O trainman, was alive. He died in 1944 and she later married Mr. Beber, A B&O locomotive engineer. She had been in the hospital seven months.

            Burial was in Attica where she was born. Mrs. Beber was a Gold Star mother.

            The husband, three sons, a stepson, and four daughters survive.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Walter Freeman Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and children Alice Margarette Alford Beber and Leonard Willis Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her sons Oscar Donald Alford in Ohio Obituaries; and James Allen Alford Sr. and Russell Winfield Alford in Florida Obituaries.

 

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BLANCHE MARIE RIESTER ALFORD

 

[Although Blanche died in IA, we are also publishing her obituary here because she spent most of her life in IN and is buried there.]

 

IOWA CITY PRESS-CITIZEN

Iowa City, Johnson Co., IA—Friday, 31 January 2004

 

 

            Blanche Marie Alford, 87, formerly of Mill Street, died Wednesday, January 28, 2004, at Mercy Hospital in Iowa City.

            Services will begin at 10 a.m. Monday, February 2, 2004, at Gill Chapel in Washington, Indiana…. Burial will be in Sugarland Memory Gardens. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday.

            Mrs. Alford was born January 8, 1917, in Daviess County, IN., to Frank Riester and Nellie McClellan. She was a 1935 graduate of Washington High School. She married Floyd Sam Alford on June 15, 1935. He died July 30, 1998. She had worked as a saleslady for J.C. Penney for 25 years.

            Survivors include two sons and their wives, Sam and Sharan Alford of Coralville and Scott and Debbie Alford of Whitney, Texas two grandsons and their wives, Steve and Tanya Alford of Iowa City and Sean and Kelley Alford of Carmel, IN and five great-grandchildren, Kory Alford, Bryce Alford, Kayla Alford, Joshua Alford and Jacob Alford

 

In another article:

 

WASHINGTON TIMES HERALD

Washington, Daviess Co., IN—Sunday, 1 February 2004

 

            Blanche Marie Alford, 87, formerly of Mill Street, died at 12:25 a.m. Wednesday at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa.

            Born Jan. 8, 1917, in Daviess County, she was the daughter of Frank and Nellie (McClellan) Riester.

            A 1935 graduate of Washington High School, she retired from J.C. Penney after working 25 years as a saleslady. She was a member of First Baptist Church.

            She is survived by two sons and their wives, Sam and Sharan Alford of Cobalville, Iowa, and Scott and Debbie Alford of Whitney, Texas; two grandsons and their wives, Steve and Tanya Alford of Iowa City, Iowa, and Sean and Kelley Alford of Carmel; and great-grandchildren, Kory, Bryce, Kayla, Joshua and Jacob Alford.

            Her husband, Floyd Sam Alford, whom she married June 15, 1935, died July 30, 1998. One brother, Joe Riester, is also deceased.

            The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Gill Chapel…. Burial will be in Sugarland Memory Gardens….

            Memorials may go to the Sam Alford Scholarship Fund or First Baptist Church.

 

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DAILY IOWAN

University of Iowa—Tuesday, 3 February 2004

 

By Kelly Beaton

 

            Sometimes we all need to take a time-out to step away and take care of what’s really important in life. Iowa coach Steve Alford did just that on Monday, when he bypassed the Hawkeyes’ afternoon practice to attend the funeral of his grandmother in Indiana.

            Blanche Alford, 83, passed away from a stroke on Jan. 28. She was the mother of Iowa’s director of basketball operations, Sam Alford, Steve’s father. Sam Alford has not been with the Hawkeyes for their past two games.

            “It’s emotional from the standpoint that it’s the second game Dad hasn’t been on the bench,” Iowa’s coach said following a Jan. 31 victory over Penn State. “We’re dealing with a death in the family. We’re dealing with the end of a generation in our family.”

            Iowa assistant Greg Lansing, who filled in for the Iowa coach during Monday’s Big Ten teleconference, said his boss is a man who has his priorities well in order.

            “I think other than his family, this basketball family is what’s important to him,” Lansing said. “He’s taking care of his other family today, and then he’ll hustle over here and try to get our guys going because he is kind of the heartbeat of team, and I think guys thrive off of his mood. I think he knows that, so he’s always ready to go when practice starts.”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Blanche M. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Iowa City, Johnson Co., IN.

            See the obituary of her husband, Floyd Malcolm “Sam” Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            Blanche is the grandmother of Steve Alford of basketball fame.

 

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BRENDA M. GRAHAM ALFORD

 

Brenda M. (Graham) Alford

Photo from Owens Funeral Home

 

HERALD BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Wednesday, 6 November 2019

 

ALEXANDRIA—Brenda M. (Graham) Alford, 69, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Nov. 4, 2019, at her residence following a long journey through ALS.

            She was born on Dec. 16, 1949, in Beech Grove, to Merlin and Eleanor (Evans) Graham, and has lived in Alexandria for the past 48 years. She was a graduate of Lawrence Central High School, Class of 1968 and attended Ball State University. She was employed at Delco Remy/Remy America in Anderson from 1992-2009. She then worked at Enerdel in Greenfield from 2009-2012 and then retired in 2016 from Bravini Gear in Yorktown after three years of employment.

            She was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Anderson. Water sports were so much a part of her life as she enjoyed time spent at Dale Hollow boating, fishing and boat camping. She loved her Lord and her family.

            Survivors include her husband, Steve Alford, married Nov. 19, 1971; son, Brad (Barbie) Alford, Port Orchard, Washington; two daughters, Annie (John) Eden, Morgantown, and Jackie Brannon, Alexandria; two sisters, Jeanne (Chuck) Johnson, Spring City, Tennessee, and Jackie Black, Alexandria; 12 grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Bill Graham; brother-in-law, Mike Black; niece, Carrie Johnson; nephew, Mark Johnson.

            Services honoring Brenda’s life, legacy and faith will take place at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, at Owens Funeral Home in Alexandria…. Interment will follow in Park View Cemetery in Alexandria….

 

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

 

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BRIAN JOHN ALVORD

 

THE TIMES

Munster, Lake Co., IN—Saturday, 12 July 2014

 

            Brian J. Alvord, age 45, of Dyer, IN formerly of Lansing, IL, passed away on Wednesday, July 9, 2014.

            Brian is survived by his wife of 15 years: Tracy; daughter: Veronica; sister: Jodi (Scott) Perz; 2 sisters-in-law: Sheree (Jay) Womack and Kerry (Jeff) Sarbieski; nieces and nephew: Abigail Womack and Benjamin and Caroline Sarbieski; great-niece: Haylee Womack; aunts: Margaret (Tony) Dalla Costa, Gerie Pascarella and Mary Anderson; and parents-in-law: Carol and Frank Tomczak.

            He was preceded in death by his parents: John and Pat Alvord; and best buddy: Shadow.

            Brian grew up in Lansing, IL and graduated from T.F. South in 1987. He served 4 years in the U.S. Navy. Brian was a proud operator for the Local 150. Always wanting to better himself, Brian was attending classes at Purdue Calumet. Brian’s talent and passion for home projects and his garden filled his spare time. He was excited to show family and friends any new additions to his salt-water fish tank. He loved to share his home-made sausage and beef jerky with anyone who would try it. His pride and joy is his beautiful daughter, Veronica, and wife of 15 years, Tracy.

            Friends may visit with the family on Monday, July 14, 2014 at Geisen Funeral, Cremation & Reception Centre, 606 E. 113th Ave./South St., Crown Point, IN 46307 from 2:00 to 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at St. Mary Catholic Church, 321 E. Joliet St., Crown Point, IN at 10:00 AM…. Interment will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Crown Point, IN….

 

In another article:

 

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

Chicago, Cook Co., IL—Thursday, 10 July 2014

 

DYER, Ind.—A Northwest Indiana man was fatally struck by a truck Wednesday near his home in Dyer.

            Brian Alvord, 45, was on foot when a truck hit him in the 8000 block of Rhode Court, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said.

            When traffic reconstruction officials from the Lake County Sheriff’s office responded to the incident at 5:10 p.m., the pedestrian had already been taken to the hospital, sheriff’s office spokeswoman Patricia Van Til said. Officials learned the man jumped onto the driver’s side running board of the flatbed truck and yelled at the driver, telling him to slow down, Van Til said, citing a crash report.

            The man also allegedly struck the driver in the head, the report said. The driver became scared and accelerated, and the man fell off and was run over by the rear tire on the driver’s side, she said.

            Alvord, who lives in the same block, was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he died at 8:58 p.m., the medical examiner’s office said.

            An autopsy Thursday found he died of multiple injuries and ruled his death an accident, according to the medical examiner’s office.

            No charges or citations have been issued as of Thursday night, and the crash remains under investigation, Van Til said.

 

Photo from Saint Mary’s Cemetery, Crown Point, Lake Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor treasa

 

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

 

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CARL ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Friday, 24 October 1986

 

            Services for Carl Alford, 70, Indianapolis, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Smith Funeral Home, Carmel… He died Wednesday [October 22] in an Indianapolis nursing home.

            He had been a construction foreman 22 years for J.J. Hoffman and Co., retiring in 1980. He was a member of the Noblesville Moose Lodge and Teamsters union Local 716.

            Born in Edmonton County, Ky., he lived in Indianapolis 30 years. He was the widower of Freda Sutter Alford.

            Survivors: stepdaughter. Wanda Mobley; brother, Charles Alford.

 

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Photos from Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Fishers, Hamilton Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Vicki

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carl Alford (SS# issued in KY) was born 10 Jan 1916 [different than gravestone and birth record] and died _____ Oct 1986, last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his second wife, Freda May Sutter Groves Kirby Jones Alford; mother, Julia Ann Basham Alford Miller; brother Charles “Charlie Brown” Alford; and uncle Homer Alford, with census data, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his father, James Monroe Alford, in Kentucky Obituaries.

            From Kentucky Birth Index, 1911–1999 (Ancestry): Carl Alford was born 19 Jan 1916 [different than SSDI] in Edmonson Co., KY, mother Julia Basham.

            In 1940, Warren Co., KY:

 

Alvin A. Miller      head              38        KY

Julia A.                  wife              40        KY

Carl Alford           stepson          24        KY

Pauline Alford      stepdau         20        KY

Charles Alford      stepson          18        KY

 

            From IN Marriage Certificates: Carl Alford, age 49, married Freda May Jones on 3 Apr 1965 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN. Carl was married once previously and was divorced. Freda was married twice previously and was divorced.

            His lineage: Carl 1916 KY1, James Monroe 1897 KY2, Thomas ???? KY3.

 

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CARL P. ALFORD

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Tuesday, 22 April 1997

 

July 12, 1927-April 20, 1997

 

SOUTH BEND—Carl P. Alford, 69, of Portage Manor, formerly of Milton Street, died Sunday in the nursing home.

            Survivors include a daughter, Glenna Smith of Hamilton, Ohio; a sister, Marian Koch of South Bend; and three brothers, Lawrence and Leonard, both of South Bend, and Gary of Edwardsburg.

            Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. today in Sumption Prairie Cemetery. There will be no visitation. Guisinger Colonial Chapel Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

 

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Photo from Sumption Prairie Cemetery, South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mom_of_3_boys

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Carl P. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his parents, John A. Alford and Alma A. Henke Alford; and brothers Lawrence John Alford and Leonard R. Alford in this compilation.

            Carl’s last name at birth was Alfutowski. See comments under his mother’s obituary.

 

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CARL SHELTON ALLFORD

 

Photo from Beth Allford-Daffron (posted to the Allford, Burk, Basey, etc. family tree at Ancestry)—used with permission

 

COMMUNITY SHOPPER

Fortville, Hancock Co., IN—_____ September 1991

 

FORTVILLE—Carl S. Allford, 79, Fortville, died unexpectedly Wednesday [September 4] at his residence.

            He was born Jan. 17, 1912, in Green Township, and was a lifelong resident of Hancock County. He retired in 1985 from farming and had been a clerk for auction sales in several counties, including Hancock County, for many years. He was a member of Fortville Christian Church.

            Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Lucile (Burk) Allford; a son Wayne Allford of Greenfield; a daughter, Mrs. Dick (Sherry) Collins of Fortville; a sister, Mary A. Ginder of Fortville; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

            Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home in Fortville …. Burial will be at Gravel Lawn Cemetery, near Fortville.

            Friends may call from 2 to 5 and from 7 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the Educational Fund of Fortville Christian Church.

 

Photo from Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jennefer Burk

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Carl S. Allford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Fortville, Hancock Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Agnes Lucile Burk Allford; daughter Sherry Ann Allford Collins; father, John Raymond Allford; and sister Mary Glenn Allford Ginder in this compilation.

            His middle name is from “Allford, Burk, Basey, Hendrix, etc Families” family tree on Ancestry.

            Carl’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALLFORD lineage: Carl Shelton 1912 IN1, John Raymond 1892 IN2, John L. 1862 IN3, Samuel 1837 IN4, John Lambert 1802 VA5, John [ALFORD] 1773 VA6, John 1732 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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CATHERYN “AVANELL” GAMBILL ALFORD

 


Photo posted to her Find A Grave memorial by Frona Crisp

 

THE TIMES

Munster, Lake Co., IN—3 August 2016

 

Catheryn “Avanell” Alford (nee Gambill)

 

GARY, IN—Catheryn “Avanell” Alford, age 79, passed away on Monday, August 1, 2016.

            She was born on June 18, 1937 in Relief, Kentucky to the late Lowa and Mae Gambill. Catheryn was a member of Black Oak Baptist Church for several years. She enjoyed reading, bingo, bowling and cheering on her favorite teams which included: The Chicago Black Hawks, Chicago Cubs, IU Basketball, and Purdue Football.

            She leaves to cherish her memory her four children: Kimberly (Ramon) Cloud, Raymond (Lindalee) Alford, Richard Alford, Roy (Patty) Alford; seven grandchildren: John (Jina) Cloud, Raymond (Misty) Cloud, Jade (Brandon) Case, Jessica (Forrest) James, Ashlyn Alford, Laurel Alford, Madeline Alford; fourteen great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; sister, Jewell Wilson; nephews: Bob Gambill, Keith Bell, Tommy John Wilson, Patrick Wilson; nieces: Debbie Goodger, Mary Elizabeth Bell. Catheryn will truly be missed by all who knew and loved her.

            She is preceded in death by her husband, John Alford; parents; sisters: Ruby Gillespie, Martha Gambill; Brother, Leo Denver Gambill.

            Funeral services will take place on Friday, August 5, 2016 10:00 a.m. directly at Black Oak Baptist Church (6502 West 25th Ave, Gary, IN). Interment at Calumet Park Cemetery. Friends are invited to visit with the family on Thursday, August 4, 2016 from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Rendina Funeral Home (5100 Cleveland St. Gary, IN).

 

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

            See the obituary of her husband, John Richard Alford, in this compilation.

 

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CATHY YVONNE ALFORD WENZLAFF

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—31 January 1999

 

            Cathy I. Alford Wenzlaff, 40, Indianapolis, died Jan. 29. She worked for Brylane clothing warehouse for 17 years.

            Services: 10 a.m. Feb. 2 in Thompson Road Baptist Church, of which she was a member. Calling: 2 to 9 p.m. Feb. 1 in G.H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home and from 9 a.m. Feb. 2 in the church. Burial: Memorial Park Cemetery.

            Survivors: husband Jonathan E. Wenzlaff, son Brian D. Alford, father Amos Alford, mother Millie Julian Hardwick, brother Tim Julian, sisters Ruth Sanders, Mary Mathias Seward, Sharon Null.

 

Photo from Memorial Park Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jon Andersen, RecordAGrave.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cathy Y. Wenzlaff (SS# issued in IN) was born 6 Aug 1958, last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            See the obituary of her father, Amos Alford, in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Cathy Yvonne Alford was born 6 Aug 1958 in Indianapolis, IN, and died 29 Jan 1999.

            From IN Marriages: Cathy Y. Alford, age 37, born in Indianapolis, daughter of Amil and Millie R. Alford, married Jonathan Edward Wenzlaff, age 24 born Springfield, MO, on 9 Dec 1995 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN. Cathy had never been married; Jonathan was divorced.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Cathy Yvonne 1958 IN1, Amos 1920 KY2, James Henderson 1894 KY3, Peter Henderson 1863 KY4, William Thomas 1838 KY5, William 1804 VA6, William 1775 VA7.

 

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CECIL MAE DEETER HART ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Friday, 17 November 1978

 

            Services for Mrs. Cecil May Alford, 78, 948 East Albany Street, will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Wilson-St. Pierre Chapel of the Chimes, with burial in Washington Park East Cemetery.

            A lifelong Indianapolis resident, she was employed many years as a baker for the L.S. Ayres tea room. She was a member of McCordsville Methodist Church and the Prospect Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star. She was the widow of Stanley Alford.

            Survivors include a son, Charles Russell Hart of Gaston.

 

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Photo from—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, TASM

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cecil Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 27 June 1899 and died _____ Nov 1978, last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            From IN Deaths: Cecil Mae Alford was born 27 June 1899, daughter of Harry Deeter and unknown Brooks, and died 15 Nov 1978 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

 

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CHARLES ARTHUR ALFORD

 

DAILY REPORTER

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Friday, 13 March 1914

 

DEATH OF A CHILD

 

            Charles Arthur Alford, the 16-months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Alford, of Maxwell, died on Thursday morning.

            Funeral Friday at 2 o’clock, C.F. Pasco, undertaker.

 

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CHARLES “CHARLIE BROWN” ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Sunday, 20 June 2004

 

            Charles “Charlie Brown” Alford 82, of Indianapolis, passed away on Tuesday, June 15, 2004. Charles was a W.W. II veteran, and a member of the VFW. He worked for Union Carbide, retiring in 1979 after 37 years of service.

            He is survived by his spouse, Mabel Alford; a daughter, Mary Alford; a son, John Alford; grandchildren, Robert Truex and Beth Kirves; great-grandchildren, Mandi, Ciera, Codey, and Todd Gipson, John Dye and Alex Kirves.

            A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. June 22 in Bell Mortuary & Crematory, Royster-Askin-Sandrock Chapel, with calling from 10 a.m. till service on Tuesday. www.bellmortuary.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles Alford (SS# issued in TX) was born 22 Aug 1921, last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ida Mabel Stewart Alford; mother, Julia Ann Basham Alford Miller; brother Carl Alford; and his uncle Homer Alford, with census data, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his father, James Monroe Alford, in Kentucky Obituaries.

            His lineage: Charles 1921 KY1, James Monroe 1897 KY2, Thomas ???? KY3.

 

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CHARLES G. ALFORD

 

LOGANSPORT PHAROS-REPORTER

Logansport, Cass Co., IN—Monday, 31 January 1938

 

 

In another article:

 

INDIANAPOLIS NEWS

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Thursday, 3 February 1938

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his mother, Mary A. Barnes Alford, in this compilation.

            On the 1920 census, Charles G. Alford, 56 born IN, City Fire Chief; his wife Margaret M. 43 IN; and his brother Benjamin Alford 42 IN are living in Anderson, Madison Co., IN. Charles and Benjamin’s parents were born in NC and IN.

            In 1880, Charles, 16 born IN, and his brother Benjamin 3 IN, are living with their parents Benj. F. Alford 49 NC, and Mary A. Alford 37 IN, in Anderson, Madison Co., IN.

            Benjamin F. Alford (1829–1899) and his wife Mary A. Alford (1843–1907) are buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, Madison Co., IN.

 

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CHARLES GEORGE ALFORD

 

THE COURIER-JOURNAL

Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY—Friday, 17 July 1992

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

VEVAY [Switzertland Co., IN]—Charles G. Alford, 85, died Wednesday [July 15] at Dillsboro Manor [Dearborn Co., IN]. He was a native of Marshall County, Ky., a retired farmer and attended Rising Sun Wesleyan Church.

            Survivors: two sons, Willis Alford of Aberdeen and Myron Alford of Columbus; a daughter, Loretta King of Staunton, Va.; a brother, Ernie Alford of East Enterprise [IN]; 15 grandchildren; and several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.

            Funeral: 1 p.m. Saturday, Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home. Burial: Rising Sun New Cemetery....

 

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Photo from Rising Sun New Cemetery, Rising Sun, Ohio Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Stuart Crane

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 24 July 1906, last residence Rising Sun, Ohio Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his father, Thomas Alford; and siblings Elmer Taft Alford and Viola Alford Laib Proctor in this compilation.

            His lineage: Charles George 1906 KY1, Thomas 1874 KY2.

 

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CHARLES GROVER ALFORD

 

DAILY LEDGER

Noblesville, Hamilton Co., IN—Thursday, 5 June 1919

 

 

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Photo from Summit Lawn Cemetery, Westfield, Hamilton Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Christine Pellor

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his mother, Dora Hoss Alford; and siblings Edith Marie Alford Crooks, Elmer Alford, Luther Alford, and Roy Alford in this compilation.

            From IN Marriages: Charles Alford, son of Geo. Alford and Dora Manship, married Linnie Morford, age 18 daugter of Lewis Morford and Emma Carey, on 9 Sept 1911 in Hamilton Co., IN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Charles Grover 1890 IN1, George A. 1861 IN2, Andrew 1816 VA3, Henry 1778 VA4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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CHARLES HARVEY ALFORD, SR.

 

EVENING STAR

Franklin, Johnson Co., IN—Friday, 16 May 1941

 

FORMER PHYSICIAN IS BURIED HERE

 

            Funeral and burial services were held here Thursday for Dr. Charles H. Alford, age 71, former physician and druggist in Indianapolis who died Monday night [May 12] at the Indiana Masonic Home here, where he had lived since August 23, 1935.

            Born at Fortville [Hancock Co.] on October 8, 1869, Dr. Alford lived most of his life in Indianapolis. He was a graduate of the old Indianapolis Medical College and was a physician approximately 10 years. He was a druggist 20 years.

            A member of the Logan Masonic lodge in Indianapolis and the Scottish Rite, he is survived by a son, Charles H. Alford; a half-brother, John VanZant; and a half-sister, Mrs. Nelle E. Campbell, of Indianapolis.

            Final rites were held here at 2 o’clock, and burial followed in the Greenlawn cemetery.

 

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Photo from Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin, Johnson Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave photographer JLM

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his wife, Mary Elizabeth Lock Alford Porter, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Charles Harvey Alford Jr. in Georgia Obituaries.

            Charles is the son of Monroe Alford and Clara Troy.

            Members of this family spell their last name Allford and Alford. The last name of both his father and grandfather is Allford on their gravestones.

            Charles’ ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Charles Harvey 1869 IN1, Monroe 1846 IN2, John Lambert 1802 VA3, John 1773 VA4, John 1732 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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CHARLES LESTER ALFORD, SR.

Grandfather of Wanda Charlene Alford Hadley, AAFA #0101

 

EVENING STAR

Franklin, Johnson Co., IN—Friday, 23 September 1955

 

CHARLES ALFORD, MORGANTOWN, DIES

 

MORGANTOWN. Sept. 23—Charles Lester Alford, who resided south of Morgantown, died in Green township, Hancock county, Thursday morning at 10:30 o’clock where he had gone to work. He had been ill with a heart condition about two years.

            Funeral services are to be conducted at 2 o’clock Sunday after noon in the Morgantown Christian church … and burial will be in Gravel Lawn at Martinsville….

 

BORN AT GREENFIELD

 

            Mr. Alford was born at Greenfield, July 8, 1896, and his parents were William and Ida Martin Alford. In 1914 he was married to Ica Hurst and they were the parents of one son.

            Mr. Alford w as a member of the Morgantown Christian church and the Evergreen Lodge F.&A.M., of Indianapolis. He was a plasterer by trade.

            The survivors are the widow, his son, the Rev. Charles Alford, of Milton; four grandchildren, Sue Ellen, Betty Lorine, Wanda Charlene and Michael Edward Alford; and his mother who made her home with him.

 

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INDIANAPOLIS NEWS

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Saturday, 24 September 1955

 

 

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Photo from Hilldale Cemetery, Martinsville, Morgan Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, KEW

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, William E. Alford and Ida Mildred Martin Alford; and granddaughter Wanda Charlene Alford Hadley in this compilation.

            Charles Lester Alford Sr.’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Charles Lester 1896 IN1, William Edward 1872 MO2, George H. 1836 VA3, James R. 1804 VA4, John 1773 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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CHARLES LEROYCE ALFORD

 

TIMES-UNION

Warsaw, Kosciusko Co., IN 14 February 2000

 

            Charles L. Alford, 80, of 600 N. Colfax St., Warsaw, died at 11:10 a.m. Feb. 12, 2000, in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

            He was born June 17, 1919, in Warsaw, to James and Margaret Haas Alford.

            Living most of his life in Warsaw, he also lived in Arizona and California. He worked at Miner Saw Mill, Warsaw, was a member of Pentecostal Church and was a World War II U.S. Army veteran.

            Survivors include a sister, Elva Curry, Warsaw, and a stepson, James Alford, Fort Wayne. He was preceded in death by five sisters and three brothers.

            Services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.... Burial will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, with military graveside services by members of Warsaw American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his sister Elva L. Alford Curry; and his grandmother Martha J. Woods Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Charles Leroyce 1919 IN1, James Oliver 1888 IN2, Oliver P. 1861 IN3, George Washington 1830 VA4, Robert 1805 VA5, Henry 1778 VA6, John 1735 Ireland7.

 

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CHARLES M. HALFORD

 

POST-TRIBUNE

Gary, Lake Co., IN—Wednesday, 21 September 2005

 

KIRKLIN [Clinton Co.], IN—Charles M. Halford, Age 90, passed away on the afternoon of Saturday, September 17, 2005 at the Harbour Manor Healthcare Facility in Noblesville [Hamilton Co.], Indiana. He was a retired farmer and 58 year member and past master of the Pickard Masonic Lodge #690 F & AM. He was a 1933 graduate of Kempton High School. He was born on March 2, 1915 in Rigdon, Indiana to the late Wayne and Alpha (Hiatt) Halford, who preceded him in death. He was married on November 3, 1938 to Orvilla Hunter, who preceded him in death on February 20, 1955.

            He is survived by his 3 daughters, Jo-Ellen Halford of Noblesville, Indiana, Judith R. (Kenneth) Jones of Kingston, Tennessee and Charlene (John) Greeman of Paulmetto, Florida; 6 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. 2 brothers, Daniel (Sandy) Halford of Waynestown, IN and Robert (Sally) Halford of Valparaiso, IN; several nieces. He was preceded in death by his wife, parents and one brother, Edward Halford. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at the Kercheval Funeral Home, Sheridan, Indiana with interment in the Kempton Cemetery, Kempton, Indiana. The visitation will be held from 4-7:30 p.m. on Friday, September 23, 2005 at the Kercheval Funeral Home with a Masonic service at 7:30 p.m. on Friday evening.

 

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THE HERALD

Bradenton, FL—20 September 2005

 

            Charles M. Halford, 90, Kirklin, Ind., died Sept. 17, 2005. Born March 2, 1915, in Rigdon, Ind., to Wayne and Alpha (Hiatt) Halford. Graduated Kempton High School, in 1933, married Orvilla Hunter, on Nov. 3, 1938, was a retired farmer and 58-year member and Past Master of Pickard Masonic Lodge #690 F&AM. Preceded in death by his wife, Orvilla, parents, brother, Edward.

            Survivors: daughters, Jo-Ellen Halford, Noblesville, Ind.; Judith R. (Kenneth) Jones, Kingston, Tenn.; Charlene (John) Greeman, Palmetto, Fla.; six grandchildren: Melissa Wee, Kingston; Kenneth Wade (Lori) Jones, Penn.; Amanda (Allen) Jackson, Kingston; John Charles (Cindy) Greeman, Sarasota, Fla.; Gregg Greeman, Palmetto; Douglas (Rita) Greeman, Florida; eight great-grandchildren: Sean, James, Michael, Austin, Abigail, McKenzie, Parker, Gavinn; brothers: Daniel (Sandy), Waynestown, Ind.; Robert (Sally) Halford, Ind.; several nieces.

            Services are 10a.m., Sept. 24, 2005, Kercheval Funeral Home, Sheridan, Ind. Interment: Kempton Cemetery, Kempton, Ind. A Masonic service is 7:30p.m., Sept. 23.

 

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Photo from Kempton Cemetery, Kempton, Tipton Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gary Moore

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Charles M. Halford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Noblesville, Hamilton Co., IN.

            See the obituary of his brother Robert H. Halford in this compilation.

 

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CHARLES MAX ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS NEWS

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Wednesday, 14 September 1983

 

            Charles M. Alford, husband of Jewell I. Alford, father of Dianna Robbins and Sue Vaden, 5 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, brother of Charles Siegal.

            Services Friday, 1 p.m., Little & Sons Funeral Home, 1301 Main St., Beech Grove….

 

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INDIANAPOLIS NEWS

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Wednesday, 14 September 1983

 

            Charles Alford, 72, Beech Grove, died yesterday in St. Francis Hospital.

            He worked for West Baking Co., then for Carpenters Local 60.

            Services will be at 1 p.m. Friday in Little & Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove, where friends may call from 2 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in Park Cemetery, Greenfield.

            Survivors—wife Jewell; daughters Dianna Robbins, Sue Vaden; brother Charles Siegal.

 

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Photos from Park Cemetery, Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Glenna Shelby

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 4 Jan 1911 and died _____ Sept 1983, last residence Beech Grove, Marion Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Jewell I. Beck Alford; parents, Samuel Justice Alford and Eva Estel McCloney Alford Seigel; and sister Anna Mae Alford McKeeman in this compilation.

            From IN Births: Charles Alford was born 4 Jan 1911 in Mt. Comfort, Hancock Co., IN, son of Samuel J. Alford, ae 27, and Eva Estel McLoney, age 24. He was Eva’s third child, and she had 2 living children.

            From IN Deaths: Charles Max Alford died 13 Sept 1983 in Beech Grove, Marion Co., IN. He was born 4 Jan 1911 in IN. Jewell I. Alford, his wife, was the informant.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Charles Max 1911 IN1, Samuel Justice 1883 IN2, Marion Bruce 1858 IN3, Samuel 1837 IN4, John Lambert 1802 VA5, John 1773 VA6, John 1732 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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CHARLOTTE ANN “CASSIE” SEDAM ALFORD

 

MADISON COURIER

Madison, Jefferson Co., IN—15 January 2002

 

            Charlotte Ann “Cassie” Sedam Alford, 45, of 2510 E. Buckeye Lane near Ryker’s Ridge, died Sunday, Jan. 13, 2002, at the King’s Daughters’ Hospital.

            She was born May 27, 1956, in Madison, the daughter of Cecil J. and Oddia Virginia Tilley Sedam.

            She was employed for 18 years at the former U.S. Shoe, later 9-West, plant, where she was a team leader in the fitting room and later in the stock room. After the shoe factory was closed, she worked for the Madison Consolidated Schools system at E.O. Muncie, the junior high, Dupont and Ryker’s Ridge schools.

            She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

            Surviving are her husband, Thomas E. Alford; one sister, Beverly Thornton of Madison; four brothers, James, Myrle, Thomas and Willis Sedam, all of Madison; and several nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; and one brother, John Robert Sedam, June 29, 1941.

            Services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Morgan-Webster-Nay Funeral Home, with burial in Fairmount Cemetery….

            Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to Relay for Life. Cards will be available at the funeral home.

 

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Photos from Fairmount Cemetery, Madison, Jefferson Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sharon Kay Dean

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Charlotte A. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Madison, Jefferson Co., IN.

 

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CHESTER EARL ALFORD

 

DAILY REPORTER

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Monday, 5 August 1940

 

            Injuries suffered in a head-on collision one mile east of Charlottesville Saturday evening proved fatal to Chester Alford age 48, of Wilkinson. Alford died m the Henry county hospital at New Castle, Sunday morning [August 4] about 1 o’clock of skull fracture and internal injuries received in the accident.

            The mishap occurred near the Hancock-Henry county line on U.S. Road 40 when the car in which Alford was riding and being driven by John Bradley, of Greenfield Rural Route 3, crashed head-on with an automobile driven by Norman Reeves of Knightstown. Bradley received a broken right ankle and a broken left knee. He also was taken to the Henry county hospital by Condo and son ambulance.

            Reeves suffered severe cuts and bruises around the face and was taken to Knightstown for treatment by a passerby.

            Both cars were demolished, according to Charles Adams, State policeman who investigated the accident along with Fred Forest, State policeman and Oliver Ellis, Knightstown officer.

            The body of Mr. Alford was removed to the Condo & Son funeral home in Wilkinson Sunday and later removed to the home. The funeral will be conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the M.E. church in Wilkinson with the Rev. Felton Parson in charge. Interment will be in McCray’s cemetery.

            Surviving are the widow, Virginia Alford, and one daughter, Annabelle.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Harvey Lewis Allford and Evaline K. Scott Allford; brother Kenneth Scott Allford; and half-brother Alonzo Edgar Alford in this compilation.

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

            Chester’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Chester Earl 1892 IN1, Harvey Lewis [ALLFORD] 1852 IN2, John Lambert 1802 VA3, John [ALFORD] 1773 VA4, John 1732 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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CHRISTINE LYNN ALFORD

 

COURIER & PRESS

Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN—26 November 2010

 

EVANSVILLE, Ind.—Christine Lynn Alford, 46, died November 24, 2010, at Deaconess Hospital.

            Surviving are parents, Jackie and William Alford, brothers, Nicholas (Beth) and Timothy Alford (Lynn); sister, Jane Whitney (J.D.); nieces and nephews, Drake and Marina Whitney, Carmen and Conner Alford and Kinsley and Evan Alford.\

            Services are 11 a.m. on Saturday, November 27, 2010, at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Mausoleum.

            There will be no services held at Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Avenue Evansville, IN 47711.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Christine Lynn Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 30 Apr 1964, last residence Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN.

 

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CLARA A. GEYER STEFFEY CANNON ALFORD

 

RUSHVILLE REPUBLICAN

Rushville, Rush Co., IN—Saturday, 13 February 1960

 

CLARA ALFORD, 76, DIES AT LAUREL

 

            Mrs. Clara A. Alford, 76, died at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Pitcher, in Laurel [Franklin Co.] after a long period of failing health.

            She had spent most of her life in Laurel, where she was born November 29, 1883, the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Burgdoerfer Geyer. Her husband, T.R. Alford, died June 4, 1953.

            Mrs. Alford was an active worker in the Laurel Methodist Church and also was a member of the Order of Eastern Star at Laurel. |

            In addition to the daughter at whose home she died, she is survived by two sons, William Steffey of Laurel and Nolan Cannon with the U.S. Marines on Okinawa, five grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

            Funeral rites will be held at 1 p.m. Monday at the Laurel Methodist Church … and burial will follow in the Laurel Cemetery. Friends may call at Moster and Sons Mortuary in Laurel after 2 p.m. Sunday.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

            From IN Marriages: Clara A. Geyer married Forrest Steffey on 22 May 1906 in Franklin Co., IN.

            From IN Marriages: Clara A. Steffey married Henry J. Cannon on 18 Apr 1914 in Franklin Co., IN.

            She married (3) Thomas Reed Alford. They apparently had no children.

 

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CLARA BASSETT ALFORD

 

Photo from Freeman Family Funeral Homes

 

DAILY NEWS

Greensburg, Decatur Co., IN—Tuesday, 12 April 2005

 

            Clara Bassett Alford, 102, Greensburg, died Monday in Morning Breeze Nursing Home.

            Clara was born April 11, 1902 in Shelby County, the daughter of the late George Bassett and Rose Gray.

            Clara had been a resident of Morning Breeze Apartments for the past four years, after having lived on farms in Shelby and Rush Counties for nearly all her life. After a childhood that included driving the second car in Shelby County at the age of nine, she graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1920, then attended Purdue University’s Homemaker’s School.

            She married George Henry Alford in 1927, and they spent most of the early years of their life together at Rest Haven Farm in southern Rush County. During those years Clara gave birth to daughters Sarah, Ruth, and Mary. In 1950, George and Clara returned to the ancestral Bassett farm in Shelby County where they lived until George’s death in 1979 and Clara’s move to assisted living in 1997. During her years as a farm wife she was active in the Farm Bureau, the B.P. Club, and the Milroy United Methodist Church, where she was a member of more than 70 years. The farm received the honor of the Hoosier Farm Homestead which is now Intelaplex Park and the Old Windmill Inn Bed and Breakfast.

            She is survived by daughters, Sarah (Fred) Deiwert of Greensburg, Ruth Stevens of Glenwood and Mary (Herb) Richey of Lexington, Ky.; granddaughters Joyce (Jeff) Stevens Honaker, Mary Jane Stevens, Rev. Sarah Richey; grandsons, Edwin A. (Jane) Deiwert, Michael (Wanda) Deiwert, Joe Stevens, James (Paula) Richey, Edward A. (Judy) Deiwert, Myron Dei-wert, Mark Stevens, John (Margaret) Richey; and 14 great-grandchildren.

            She was also predeceased by two sisters, Hazel and Clyda.

            .... Funeral services will be 11 a.m., Friday, at Carmony-Ewing Harrison St. Funeral Home in Shelbyville. Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Clara Alford (SS# issued in IN) but list her birth date as 11 Aug 1902, last residence Greensburg, Decatur Co., IN.

 

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CLARA WHITLER ALFORD

 

THE COURIER-JOURNAL

Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY—Saturday, 24 February 1990

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

JEFFERSONVILLE [Clark Co., IN]—Clara Whitler Alford, 88, of Oak Park Boulevard, died Thursday [February 22] at her home. She was a native of Hardinsburg, Ky., a Gold Star Mother of World War II and a member of Order of Eastern Star, Clark Memorial Hospital Auxiliary and Wall Street United Methodist Church.

            Survivors: a son, Ralph Alford; a daughter, Shirley Spradley of San Diego, Calif.; two sisters, Effie Eskridge of Louisville and Grace Lyons of Hardinsburg; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

            Funeral: 2 p.m. Monday, Scott Funeral Home, with burial in Walnut Ridge Cemetery....

 

Photo from Walnut Ridge Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Clark Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Janet & Jim

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clara Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 1 Nov 1901, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her son Iceal W. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Ralph W. “Bill” Alford in Florida Obituaries.

            In 1910 Clara Whitler, age 8 born KY, is living in Breckinridge Co., KY, with her parents, William H. and Josephine Whitler, and her siblings Marcus 18, Effie 13, and Gracie 4. Ancestry family trees identify her parents as William Henderson Whitler and Josephine Keown.

            Her husband was Iceal Cecil Alford. On his WWI Draft Registration Card, he is age 19, born 2 May 1899, living in Nicollet Co., MN, working as a nurse at the State Hospital. He signed his full name and listed Cora Alford as his nearest relative in Jeffersonville, Clark Co., IN. His gravestone says he was born in 1900.

            In 1920 Iceal C. Alfred, motorman, age 22 born IN, is living in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY, with his wife, Clara, age 19 born KY.

 

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CLEOPHAS AGNES “CLEO” ALFORD BROCHIN

 

WASHINGTON TIMES HERALD

Washington, Daviess Co., IN—3 July 2007

 

 

            Cleo A. (Alford) Brochin, 86, died at 5:40 a.m. Tuesday at Eastgate Manor Nursing Center.

            Born Jan. 24, 1921, in Washington, she was the daughter of Thomas E. and Rose A. (Kidwell) Alford.

            She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church.

            She is survived by her husband, Carl E. Brochin, whom she married June 3, 1940; two daughters and sons-in-law, Susie and Gilles Paradis of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mary Jean and Brent Kellams of Winslow; two sons and daughter-in-law, Jerry Lee and Sofia Brochin of Lytle, Texas, and Joseph M. Brochin of Stendal; one sister, Rose Theroff of Washington; 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

            She is preceded in death by her parents; three sisters Sarah M. Webber, Lorena Walker and Dorothy Chastain; and three brothers, James, Richard and William Alford.

            A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at noon Friday at St. Mary Catholic Church, with Rev. Gordon Mann as celebrant. Burial will be in St. John Cemetery.

            Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ed Lee Mortuary, with a wake service at 4 p.m., and from 11 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Friday at the church.

 

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Photo from Saint Johns Cemetery, Washington, Daviess Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Rita Hagerty

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI confirm the birth and death dates of Cleo A. Brochin (SS# issued in IN), last residence Washington, Daviess Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Richard Thomas Alford, Rose Eileen Alford Theroff and Sarah Margaret Alford Webber in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother James Andrew “Max” Alford in Louisiana Obituaries.

            She is listed as Cleophus on the 1930 census in Washington, Daviess Co., IN, and as Cleophas on her Find A Grave memorial and in Ancestry family trees.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Cleophas Agnes 1921 IN1, Thomas Everett 1884 IN2, James M. 1857 OH3, Isaac 1834 OH4, Oliver 1789 MA5, Elijah 1757 MA6, Elijah 1732 CT7, Josiah 1696 CT8, Josiah 1649 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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CLETA OPAL CLARK ALLEN ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Friday, 21 February 1969

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Cleta Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 30 Aug 1902 and died _____ Feb 1969, last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Frank Leslie Alford, in this compilation.

            The son listed as Larry H. Alford is listed as Frank’s stepson Larry Allen in his obituary.

 

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CLYDE LEE ALFORD

 

Alford’s Mortuary

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—_____ April 2020

 

 

            Clyde Lee Alford, 85 years old, passed away on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at Dupont Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN.

            He was born April 6, 1934, in South Bend, IN to the late Odessa Alford and Mabel (Davidson) Alford.

            Although never a regular church-goer, Clyde accepted Christ as his Savior under the leadership of his “adopted” son, Rev. Bill McGill. During his later years, he always enjoyed attending services at Pentecostal Cathedral Church of God in Christ, under the leadership of his brother, Bishop Donald L. Alford, Sr.

            Clyde was a veteran and served in the United States Army from 1956 until he was honorably discharged in 1959. It was during this time that his passion and affinity for baseball was honed. He traveled the country as part of a military league, and continued to play minor league baseball with the South Bend Globetrotters for many years.

            Clyde was united in marriage in 1962 in South Bend, IN to Evelyne Delores Thomas. They remained united in matrimony until her death on November 25, 2011. They have 3 adult children, Stephanie Denise Thomas, Clyde Christopher Alford, and Leslie Evelyne Alford.

            Clyde graduated from Washington High School in South Bend, IN, and received an Associate’s Degree from Holy Cross College, and on June 30, 2019, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from Indiana University.

            Clyde and Evelyne were founding members of the Guys & Dolls social club in South Bend since 1968 up to the 1980’s. They developed lifelong friendships with many of these members.

            Clyde was an avid golfer, and joined the Par Putters Golf Club in South Bend in the early 1970’s. He was also a lifelong member of the Par-Tee Golf Club in Fort Wayne, and continued to support the club even after his health would no longer allow him to play. He happily introduced the game of golf to his son, daughter, and several nephews.

            Clyde and Evelyne and their children re-located to Fort Wayne from South Bend in 1972. Clyde retired from the United States Postal Service as a Director of Operations in 1989, but he didn’t stay idle in retirement. In 1992, Clyde started ATBS (Alford Tax & Business Solutions), and worked as a tax accountant for 20 years. It was during this time that his strong sense of community began to manifest—he helped many individuals and entrepreneurs through his involvement with SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) and Women’s Enterprise (a business development program for up and coming entrepreneurs).

            Clyde is survived by children Stephanie Thomas, Clyde Christopher (Mary Kay Solomon) Alford, and Leslie Alford; one brother, Bishop Donald L. (Mary) Alford, Sr. of South Bend, IN; two sisters, Delores Sledge-Campbell (William Campbell) of Riverside, CA and South Bend, IN, and Janice Marable of South Bend, IN. In addition, “Uncle Clyde”, “Pop-Pop”, “Dad”, “Grandpa” is survived by a host of close friends, loving nieces and nephews, ‘adopted’ children and grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Odessa Alford and Mabel (Davidson) Alford, and siblings Calvin Otis, Robert and Odessa, Jr. Alford, Dorothy Vaughn, and Joan Baber.

            Other than his family and friends, Clyde’s lifelong passion was sports—he loved baseball, (The Chicago White Sox), football (University of Notre Dame and the Chicago Bears), and golf. His soft, laid-back demeanor, loving spirit and strong character will be missed by all who knew him.

 

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

            See the obituaries of his wife, Evelyne Deloris Thomas Alford; father, Odessa Cleophus Alford Sr.; and brother Robert Davidson Alford in this compilation.

 

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CONNIE JO ALFORD

 

Stillinger Family Funeral Home

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—_____ December 2015

 

            Connie Jo Alford age 61 of Greenfield passed away Wednesday, December 16, 2015 at her home surrounded by her family.

            She was born July 23, 1954 in Greenfield to the late Walter G. and Shirley A (Holt) Alford. Connie was a graduate of Greenfield Central High School and was employed by Walmart until her retirement. She loved camping and covered bridge festivals.

            Connie is survived by daughter; Crystal Alford of Indianapolis, sisters; Cindy Foster of Greenfield, Sharrie (Steve) McConnell of Willow Branch and granddaughters Brittany and Kaitlin.

            Friends may call 5–7 PM, Monday, December 21 at Stillinger Family Funeral Home, Pasco Chapel, 1780 West Main Street, Greenfield, Indiana 46140. Services will be private.

            Memorial contributions may be sent to the American Diabetes Association, 8604 Allisonville Road, Suite 140, Indianapolis, Indiana 46250.

 

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

            See the obituaries of her parents, Walter G. Alford and Shirley Anne Holt Alford; and sister Sharrie Lin Alford McConnell in this compilation.

            Connie’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so she has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Connie Jo 1954 IN1, Walter George 1932 IN2, William Clarence 1890 IN3, Shelton Allen 1868 IN4, Samuel 1837 IN5, John Lambert 1802 VA6, John 1773 VA7, John 1732 VA8, John 1696 ??9.

 

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CORA ELLEN STARK SHANNON ALFORD

 

TERRE HAUTE TRIBUNE

Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN—Wednesday, 5 September 1962

 

 

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DAILY CLARION

Princeton, Gibson Co., IN—Thursday, 6 September 1962

 

 

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

            From IN Marriages: Cory Ellen Stark and Otis A. Shannon were married on 25 Dec 1898 in Vigo Co., IN.

            Her daughters Frieda Dix and Bernice Libby are listed as William’s stepdaughters, Frieda Shannon and Bernice Shannon, on the 1910 census in Edgar Co., IL. William and Cora were married one year, and both were married twice.

 

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CORA ETTA ALFORD THOMAS SANDS BICKER

 

HUNTINGTON HERALD-PRESS

Huntington, Huntington Co., IN—Friday, 8 July 1960

 

            Mrs. Cora Bicker, 85, died at 11 a.m. Friday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Curtis Myers, Winona Lake [Kosciusko Co.]. She was taken to her daughter’s home several months ago from her Huntington home at 54 West Vine Street, when she became ill....

            She had been a Huntington resident for 45 years. She was born January 7, 1875 in Logansport [Cass Co.] to Corrington and Ellen Harrison Alford. She was married January 24, 1912, to William A. Bicker, who survives.

            Other survivors are Mrs. Myers; seven grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two step-daughters, Mrs. Ruby [Stoops], Fort Wayne, and Mrs. Tom Arnold, San Diego, Calif.; two nephews, Lawrence A. Weaver, Chicago, and Robert Weaver, Greenwood [Indiana]. Three sisters are deceased.

            Mrs. Bicker taught piano and voice for several years here after studying music at the Holy Angels Academy. She was a member of the Congregational Christian Church and formerly taught the Esther class. She was also a member of the Grand Chapter 319, Order of Eastern Star at Indianapolis.

            Friends may call after 7:30 p.m. today at the Robbins Funeral Home where services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday.... Burial will be in the Pilgrims Rest Cemetery.

 

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Taken by inactive Find A Grave contributor Pioneer Visitors

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Corrington Loyal Alford and Ellen Ann Harrison Alford; and sisters Lelonia J. Alford Weaver and Matilda Alford Wildermuth in this compilation.

            From IN Marriages: Cora E. Alford married John E. Thomas on 7 Oct 1896 in Cass Co., IN. Cora E. Alford m. Edgar P. Sands on 13 Feb 1900 in Cass Co., IN.

            See Corrington L. and Loyal A. Alford, biographies of Cora’s father and grandfather, in AAFA’s Biographies and Autobiographies of “Alfords”.

            On the 1900 census, Edgar and Cora are boarding in South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN: Edgar A. Sands, age 38 b. Aug 1861 in WI; and Cora 25 b. Jan 1875 in IN, 0 children, 0 living. They were married 3 months.

            On the 1910 census, Cora E. Sands is divorced, living with her mother in Logansport, Cass Co., IN: Ellen Alford, age 61 b. IN, widow, 4 children, 3 living; daughter Cora E. Sands, 32 b. IN, divorced, 1 child, 1 living; daughter Tillie Alford 26 b. IN; granddaughter Ellen P. Sands, 7 b. IN; and 2 sisters: Elizabeth Harrison 71 IN, and Matilda Harrison 68 IN.

            On the 1920 census, Cora is living with her third husband in Huntington, Huntington Co., IN: William A. Bicker, age 47 b. OH; wife Cora 44 IN; daughters Ruby E. 20 OH and Gladys 15 OH, and stepdaughter Phyllis Sands 17 IN.

            On the 1930 census, they are still in Huntington, and Cora’s mother is living with them: William A. Bicker, 58 OH; wife Cora E. 55 IN; and mother-in-law Ellen A. Alford 82 IN, widow.

            The obituary of Cora’s third husband:

 

HUNTINGTON HERALD-PRESS

Huntington, Huntington Co., IN—1 June 1964

 

            Former resident of this city and an employe[e] of the Erie Railroad more than 40 years, William A. Bicker, 92, died at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in the home of his daughter, Mrs. Ruby Stoops..., Fort Wayne, where he had lived the last five years following the death of his wife here....

            Mr. Bicker was a native of Gettysburg [possibly Gettsburg, OH, listed as place of burial below]....

            Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Stoops, with whom he lived, and Mrs. Gladys Arnold, San Diego, California; a step-daughter, Mrs. Phyllis Myers, Winona Lake; two sisters, Mrs. John Casey, Columbus, Ohio, and Mrs. Carrie Kendell, Greenville, Ohio; three grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

            Friends may call in the Mungovan & Son Mortuary, South Calhoun Street, Fort Wayne, where funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday.... Burial will be in Gettsburg, Ohio.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Cora Etta 1875 IN1, Corrington Loyal 1836 OH2, Loyal Adolphus 1814 VT3, Oliver 1767 CT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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CORINNE LOU ALFORD KESNER

 

Corinne L. Kesner

Photo from Myers Mortuary, Lebanon, Boone Co., IN

 

THE REPORTER

Lebanon, Boone Co., IN—Monday, 29 February 2016

 

            Mrs. Corinne L. Kesner, 89, of Lebanon, passed away Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, at Homewood Health Campus in Lebanon.

            She was born in Benton Harbor, Mich., on Nov. 9, 1926, a daughter of the now late Howard E. and Mayme (Johnson) Alford. Raised in Michigan, Corinne was a Hammond High School graduate. On April 1, 1951, she was married to Ray Phillip Kesner in St. Joseph, Mich. Mr. Kesner passed away on April 4, 2006. They had spent 55 wonderful years together. A resident of Lebanon since 1951, Corinne was a devoted homemaker and, for a period of time, worked in the office of C.S. Oats in Lebanon. At 60 years of age, Corinne went back to school and earned an associate degree in computer science from IUPUI.

            She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church in Lebanon, where she taught Sunday school. She also volunteered many hours at Witham Memorial Hospital. Corinne loved her family and enjoyed taking care of them and her home….

            Survivors include three children, Jan K. Brown and husband, James, of Upland, Calif., Philip N. Kesner and wife, Roxe Anne, of Terre Haute and Thomas R. Kesner and wife, Donna, of Indianapolis; five grandchildren, Susan Albano of Upland, Christopher Kesner and Amanda Kesner, both of Terre Haute, and Joshua Kesner and Brandon Kesner, both of Indianapolis; and eight great-grandchildren.

            In addition to her parents and her husband, Corinne was preceded in death by her brother, Jack Howard Alford.

            …. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the mortuary. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Lebanon….

 

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Photo from Oak Hill Cemetery, Lebanon, Boone Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Alford Genealogy (Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422)

 

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

            See the obituaries of her father, Howard Edward Alford; and brother Jack Howard Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her mother, Mayme Hagerman Johnson Alford, in Michigan Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Corinne Lou 1926 MI1, Howard Edward 1895 IL2, Edward Perry 1863 IN3, George Washington 1830 VA4, Robert 1805 VA5, Henry 1778 VA6, John 1735 Ireland7.

 

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CORRINGTON LOYAL ALFORD

 

LOGANSPORT REPORTER

Logansport, Cass Co., IN—8 October 1908

 

            Corrington Alford, aged seventy-two years, died suddenly last evening after suffering a stroke of opoplexy [sic]. He suffered the stroke at 6 o’clock while setting up a stove, and died within an hour.

            He was an old resident of this city and had lived at 425 1/2 Fifth Street for years. His first marriage was to Charlotte Rowe, and to this union one daughter was born—Mrs. Ida Ricketts of Winamac. His second marriage was to Miss Helen Harrison, and four children were born, three of whom survive; they are Mrs. Cora Sand and Miss Tillie Alford of this city and Mrs. L.J. Weaver of Minevah.

            The funeral will be held Saturday at 2:30 from the residence, conducted by Rev. A.A. Mainwaring of the Baptist Church. Interment in Mount Hope.

 

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Photo from Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Cass Co., IN - Cass County, Indiana, GenWeb Project

Permission granted by the photographer, Debby Beheler

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his second wife, Ellen Ann Harrison Alford; daughters Cora Etta Alford Thomas Sands Bicker, Lelonia J. Alford Weaver, and Matilda Alford Wildermuth; and sister Louisa Emeline Alford Crampton in this compilation.

            From History of Cass County, Indiana: from the Earliest Time to the Present (Chicago: Brant & Fuller, 1886), pp. 478–479:

 

            Corrington L. Alford, only son of Dr. Loyal A. Alford, was born in Ashtabula, Ohio, April 29, 1836. His early educational training was received in his native city and other places, and in 1847, he commenced learning the printer’s trade in the office of The Watch Tower at Adrian, Mich. He subsequently published The Sunday Visitor at Hillsdale, Mich., of which his father was editor, and in 1857 took charge of The Elkhart Herald, Elkhart, Ind., with which he was identified until 1864.

            He came to Logansport in the latter year and engaged in the manufacture of fine-cut tobacco and cigars, which he carried on with good success until 1884. In that year, he abandoned the tobacco business and gave his attention to cigars, which he has since manufactured, having a large and lucrative trade in Indiana and other States.

            Mr. Alford was first married, in 1861, to Miss Elizabeth Rowe, of Livingston, N.Y., by whom he is father of one child: Ida, wife of George S. Ricketts. Mrs. Alford died December 3, 1864.

            Mr. Alford’s second marriage was solemnized June 24, 1868, with Miss Ellen Harrison of Logansport, who has borne him the following children: Lelonia, Cora, Bessie and Tillie. Mr. Alford is a member of I.O.O.F. and K. of H., and with his wife, belongs to the Baptist Church.

 

            See Corrington L. and Loyal A. Alford, biographies of Corrington and his father, in AAFA’s Biographies and Autobiographies of “Alfords”.

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Corrington Loyal 1836 OH1, Loyal Adolphus 1814 VT2, Oliver 1767 CT3, Benedict 1716 CT4, Benedict 1688 CT5, Jeremiah 1655 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1598 England8.

 

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CRAIG JOSEPH ALFORD

 

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CHRONICLE-TRIBUNE

Marion, Grant Co., IN—Wednesday 29 April 2015

 

            Craig Joseph Alford, 29, Marion, died at 7:06 a.m., on Sunday, April 26, 2015 in Marion General Hospital. He was born in Marion to Larry Alford and the late Diane Laypoole.

            Craig graduated from Marion High School in 2004 and worked at Butterworth Industries. Previously, he worked at East of Chicago Pizza. He adored his nieces, and enjoyed spending time with his family, especially around the holidays, and loved playing board games after holiday meals. He liked bonfires, cookouts, playing video games, and playing the guitar with his dad. He had a contagious laugh, and will be deeply missed.

            He is survived by his father, Larry; sister, Ashley (Shawn) Kabrich, Marion; nieces, Addysen and Alayna Kabrich; aunts and uncles, Connie (Willie) Blair, Tony Laypoole, and Terri Alford, all of Marion, and Cathy (Chuck) Millen, Bluffton; several cousins, Andy Laypoole, Caitlyn Blair, and Lee Ann and Michael Millen, and grandparents, Gretta Davenport and Joe (Connie) Alford.

            In addition to his mother, Craig was preceded in death by his grandfather, Harold Davenport and great aunt, Carol Knipp.

            Services for Craig will be held at 10 a.m., on Friday, May 1, 2015 at Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service, North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave. Marion, IN 46952…. Final resting place will be in Gardens of Memory….

 

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

 

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CUBA CAPTOLA “CAPPIE” ALFORD WAGNER BOND

 

HERALD BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—24 October 2019

 

 

            Cuba “Cappie” Captola Bond, 77, of Alexandria, passed away on Oct. 23, 2019, at Community Hospital of Anderson after a short illness.

            Cappie was born on June 3, 1942, in Anderson, to Harvey and Pansey (Ruth) Alford. She was a longtime employee at Bud & Joes, Anderson, and Bernies, Frankton. She enjoyed life, people, working in the yard and garden, traveling, reading, puzzles, games, and thrifting. Nobody had more fun than she did.

            Cappie is survived by daughters, Teresa (Mike) Ebert, Dana (Mike) Harrington, Cathy Amick, Ellen (Steve) Brady; sons, Donald B. Wagner and Michael Bond. She is also survived by her sister, Karon (Everett) Ball; and brother, James (Cheri) Alford. She was also survived by eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.

            Cappie was preceded in death by her husband, Charlie Bond; her parents; one son; one sister; and two grandchildren.

            Per Cappie’s request, no memorial services will be held. Rather, the family will hold a Celebration of Life on Oct. 27, 2019, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Millcreek Civic Center, 403 W. Main St., Chesterfield. The family will be placing her ashes with her husband at a later date….

 

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

            See the obituaries of her father, Harvey James Alford; and sister Sandra K. Alford Johnson in this compilation.

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

            Her ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so she has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Cuba Captola 1942 IN1, Harvey James 1918 IN2, Kenneth Scott [ALLFORD] 1890 IN3, Harvey Lewis 1852 IN4, John Lambert 1802 VA5, John [ALFORD] 1773 VA6, John 1732 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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CURTIS HOMER ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS NEWS

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Saturday, 4 June 1988

 

 

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INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Saturday, 4 June 1988

 

 

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Photos from Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marilyn

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Marguerite Screes Alford; second wife, Mildred C. Holt Alford; father Homer Alford; and sister Ina O. Alford Phillips in this compilation.

            From IN Deaths: Curtis H. Alford was born 25 Apr 1907 in Mercer Co., KY, son of Homer Alford and Omaha Edwards. He died 3 June 1988 in Beech Grove, Marion Co., IN. His surviving spouse is Mildred Holt.

            From IN Marriages: Curtis Alford married Marguerite Screes on 26 Oct 1935 in Marion Co., IN.

            On Ronald Wayne Alford’s 1938 birth certificate, his parents are listed as Curtis Homer Alford and Marguerite Screes.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Curtis Homer 1907 KY1, Homer 1866 KY2, John Dalton 1836 KY3, Payton H. 1808 KY4, John 1782 VA5, Jacob 1757 VA6, James 1715 VA7.

 

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CYRUS ALFORD

 

Cyrus and Sceola Belle Tower Alford

Photo from Thomas W. Humphrey’s MyOwnTree (Ancestry) - used with permission

 

MUNCIE MORNING STAR

Muncie, Delaware Co., IN—Friday, 27 March 1925

 

ANDERSON SHORT NOTES

 

            Cyrus Alford, 70, died today as his home. He leaves the widow, Sceola. He had lived here 23 years.

 

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Permission granted by the photographer, Don McAllister

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his wife, Sceola Belle Tower Alford, in this compilation.

            On the 1860 census:

 

Salt Creek Township, Franklin Co., IN

Dwelling #232

 

John Alford             39                  PA

Ann                         36                  PA

William                    20                  IN

John                         17                  IN

Maria                       12                  IN

James                       15                  IN

Mary                        10                  IN

Arthur                       7                  IN

Cyrus                        5                  IN

Ruth E.                      3                  IN

Martha                  1/12                  IN

James Denkin          22                  IN  laborer

 

            From IN Marriages: Sceola B. Tower married Cyrus Alford on 5 May 1889 in Franklin Co.

            Cyrus was the son of John and Ann Alford, both born PA. He and Sceola had no children.

            His lineage: Cyrus 1855 IN1, John 1821 PA2.

 

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DALE BURRISS ALFORD

 

COURIER & PRESS

Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN—Sunday, 15 February 1998

 

WASHINGTON, Ind.—Dale Alford, 87, died Friday night [February 13] at Eastgate Nursing Center.

            He was a lifelong farmer and a school bus driver for 37 years. He attended Wesley United Methodist Church.

            Surviving are his wife of 65 years, Eva V.; three daughters, Lenora Hart and Cheryl Price, both of Washington, and Carolyn Traylor of Otwell; a brother, Sam of Washington; eight grandchildren, including a granddaughter whom they raised, Patricia Ingle of Mooresville; and five great-grandchildren.

            Services will be at 10 a.m. EST Tuesday at Poindexter-Hall & McClure Funeral Home, with burial in Sugarland Memory Gardens….

 

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Photos from Sugarland Memory Gardens, Washington, Daviess Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Diana Jo Myers Johnson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dale Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 13 Sept 1910, last residence Washington, Daviess Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Eva Viola Stafford Alford; mother, May E. Burress Alford; and brother Floyd Malcolm “Sam” Alford in this compilation.

            On his 1940 WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 30, born 13 Sept 1910 in Daviess Co., IN, his current residence. His contact is his wife, Eva Viola Alford. He clearly signed his name “Dale Burriss Alford.”

            From IN Births: Dale Alford was born 13 Sept 1910 in Daviess Co., the son of John W. Alford and May Burres.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Dale Burriss 1910 IN1, John Westley 1876 IN2, George Hoge 1842 VA3, Charles 1801 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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DALE C. ALFRED

 

JOURNAL GAZETTE

Mattoon, Coles Co., IL—2 December 2005

 

PLAINFIELD, Ind.—Dale C. Alfred, 94, of Plainfield, Ind., formerly of Mattoon, died Nov. 30, 2005, at St. Vincent Hospital.

            The funeral will be 10 a.m. Monday at the Plainfield United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Dodge Grove Cemetery in Mattoon. Visitation will be 2-6 p.m. Sunday at the Hampton-Gentry Funeral Home, in Plainfield, Ind.

            He was born Sept. 18, 1911, in Mattoon, son of George and Martha Cory Alfred. He married Frances Bouck; she preceded him in death.

            Survivors include a daughter, Joan Lee Alfred; a sister, Patricia Poorman; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

            He was also preceded in death by a son.

            Mr. Alfred retired in 1976 after 37 years as director of labor relations with McLean Trucking. He was a member of the Plainfield United Methodist Church, Plainfield Masonic Lodge 653, Indianapolis Scottish Rite and Indianapolis Shrine.

            Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Dale C. Alfred (SS# issued in IL), last residence Plainfield, Hendricks Co., IN.

            His ALFRED lineage: Dale C. 1911 IL1, George Thomas 1883 IL2, Edward C. 1855 VA3, Isaac 1817 VA4.

 

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DANIEL J. ALVORD

 

Hockemeyer and Miller Funeral Home

Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN—_____ June 2018

 

 

            Daniel J. Alvord-Meyer, 50, of Wabash, Ind., passed away on Saturday, June 30, 2018 at Parkview Memorial Hospital, Fort Wayne.

            Born June 14, 1968, in Grand Blanc, Mich., he was a son of the late Charles and Catherine (Gillies) Alvord. After graduation, Daniel served as a Military Police Officer with the United States Army. He continued his education at Ivy Tech, Grand Canyon University, and American Public University with a concentration in Culinary Arts.

            A kind-hearted man with a great sense of humor, Daniel enjoyed attending church at God’s House in Marion, Ind. A sports fanatic, Daniel enjoyed college football and the NFL to include the New England Patriots and the Detroit Lions. Daniel had a love for animals, music, cooking shows, HDTV, the color purple, and being active on Facebook so that he could inform family and friends of the latest occurrences in his life. A big kid, his favorite Holiday was Christmas. Starting as early as October and lasting through January, Daniel would enjoy listening to Christmas music, baking, and enjoying all the festivities.

            He is survived by his spouse, Thomas Meyer of Wabash, Ind.; children, Charles Alvord of California, Tiffany Alvord of Seoul, South Korea, Caitlyn Alvord of Marion, Ind., Patrick Alvord of Marion, Ind., and Benjamin Alvord of Converse, Ind.

            Funeral Service will be 3:00 pm on Friday, July 13, 2018 at Hockemeyer and Miller Funeral Home, 6131 St. Joe Rd., Fort Wayne…

 

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

            We included the obituaries of his parents, Charles Norwood Alvord and Catherine Emma Gillies Alvord, in Michigan Obituaries.

 

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DAVID F. ALFORD

 

DAILY JOURNAL

Franklin, Johnson Co., IN—25 February 2003

 

            David F. Alford, 58, died Saturday, Feb. 22, 2003, at his residence in Shelbyville.

            He was born Nov. 28, 1944, in Rushville. His parents were Robert Thomas and Beryl Elaine (Swartz) Alford. He married Nancy Ann Collins on July 28, 1965. She survives. Other survivors include a son, Jeffrey David Alford of Shelbyville; a daughter, Kara Lynn Brown of Alabama; a brother, Larry Alford of Milroy; and three grandchildren.

            He owned and operated Dave’s USA Auto in Shelbyville for 13 years. He was a member of Greensburg Country Club.

            A service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Murphy-Parks Funeral Service in Shelbyville. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial will be at East Brook Cemetery in Milroy.

 

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Inscription: Married to Nancy Ann Collins July 28, 1965

 

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

 

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DAVID H. ALLFORD

 

HANCOCK DEMOCRAT

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Thursday, 26 July 1923

 

 

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DAILY REPORTER

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Friday, 20 July 1923

 

            David H. Alford, age 74 years, passed away at his home south of Eden, Thursday night.

            Mr. Alford was a man well-known and respected throughout the county. He was brother of Mrs. William G. Scott, of this city. He leaves three children.

            The body of the deceased will be taken to the Eden M.E. church Sunday at 2 p.m…. After 3 o’clock the regular funeral services will be held. H. Eshelman is the undertaker.

 

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DAILY REPORTER

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Thursday, 26 July 1923

 

 

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Photos from Eden Cemetery, Eden, Hancock Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Colleen Sanders Broyles

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his second wife, Ora M. Bragg Allford; his children Blanche Allford Durkes, Ernest Justice Allford, and Minnie R. Allford Roberts; father, John Lambert Allford Sr; and siblings Fremont Alford, Harvey Lewis Allford, Nancy Jane Alford Moore, Rosetta Alford Smith, and Samuel Allford in this compilation.

            His first wife and the mother of his children was Martha Elizabeth Walker.

            Members of this family spell their last name Allford and Alford. David’s last name is consistently spelled Alford in articles about his death and funeral, but it is Allford on his gravestone.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALLFORD lineage: David H. 1848 IN1, John Lambert 1802 VA2, John [ALFORD] 1773 VA3, John 1732 VA4, John 1696 ??5.

 

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DAVID LYNN ALFORD

 

ELKHART TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—Wednesday, 20 April 2005

 

MARION—David L. Alford, 64, of 505 N. Bradner Ave., Marion, died at 6:10 p.m. Saturday (April 16, 2005) at Bradner Village Healthcare Center, Marion.

            He was born July 1, 1940, in Elkhart, to Robert N. and Marjorie (Kantz) Alford.

            Surviving are two daughters, Susan Branham of Winnsboro, Texas, and Julie Larson of Pierceton; two sons, Matthew Alford of Tippecanoe and Michael Alford of Leesburg; nine grandchildren; and two brothers, John Alford of Edwardsburg and Randy Alford of Tampa, Fla.

            He was preceded in death by one sister, Bonnie Alford Farnham.

            Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, 2290 Provident Court, Warsaw, where services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday.... Burial will be in Rice Cemetery, Elkhart.

            A self-employed carpenter, he also was the owner of Alford’s Catering. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1957 to 1962 and was a member of Calvary Baptist Church, Gas City. He enjoyed collecting coins, riding Harley-Davidson motorcycles, refurbishing old cars and being a magician. He had lived in Elkhart, Warsaw, Rochester, Plymouth and Marion.

            Memorials may be given to the American Diabetes Association.

 

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Photos from Rice Cemetery, Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Karen K

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of David L. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Marion, Grant Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his son Matthew Lee Alford, which provides his middle name; parents, Robert N. Alford and Marjorie R. Kantz Alford; and brother John R. Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: David Lynn 1940 IN1, Robert N. 1913 IN2, Newton Orvil 1883 IN3, John Newton 1856 OH4, Royal Freeman 1830 PA5, Hiram 1800 VT6, Oliver 1767 CT7, Benedict 1716 CT8, Benedict 1688 CT9, Jeremiah 1655 CT10, Benedict 1619 England11, Thomas 1598 England12.

 

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DAVID MARSHALL ALFORD

 

Kraft Funeral Service

New Albany, Floyd Co., IN—_____ March 2020

 

Obituary of SSG David Marshall Alford

 

            SSG David Marshall Alford, 71, of New Albany, Indiana passed away March 23, 2020 at Sellerburg Healthcare.

            He was born on May 11, 1948 in Louisville, Kentucky to the late Joseph Earl Alford and Alice Beach Berry. He was drafted during the Vietnam War into the United States Army where he served over 20 years and was the former manager of the Video Vault.

            In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a brother, Joseph Carl Alford; step-father, Herman L. Berry; a step-brother, Herman L. Berry Jr.

He is survived by two children, Tracy Lee Alford and Roy Lee Alford; granddaughter, Kassy D. Alford; four great granddaughters; and siblings, Edna Lee Thompson, Barbara Faye Jordan, Vicki Lynn Carnes, Norma Gale Maitland and Kevin W. Berry.

            Visitation and funeral services are private under the direction of Kraft Funeral Service, 2776 Charlestown Road with entombment in Kraft Graceland Memorial Park.

            Expressions of sympathy are suggested to the American Heart Association or the Arthritis Association.

 

Photo from Kraft-Graceland Memorial Park, New Albany, Floyd Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Becky

 

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

            See the obituaries of his parents, Joseph Earl Alford and Alice E. Beach Alford Berry, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: David Marshall 1948 KY1, Joseph Earl 1923 KY2, George Willie 1885 KY3, Granville Clifford 1854 KY4, Madison L. 1829 KY5, John 1782 VA6, Jacob 1757 VA7, James 1715 VA8.

 

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DELILAH JANE ALFORD MILLER

 

ELKHART WEEKLY TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—12 March 1896

 

SUDDEN DEATH SUMMONS

MRS. WILLIAM H. MILLER MET DEATH WITHOUT WARNING

 

            Residents of south Sixth street were startled last evening about 9:30 o’clock by the report that Mrs. W.H. Miller, wife of “Billy” Miller, deputy postmaster, had fallen dead at her home. Mrs. Miller had been up and around the house as usual and about 9:30 prepared to retire for the night. Bidding her family “good night” she started for her bed chamber and when about to enter her room sank to the floor. Assistance was promptly rendered and medical aid summoned but to no avail, the dread messenger had taken the life of wife and mother without a moment’s warning. Heart trouble was assigned as the cause of her sudden demise, she having been afflicted with an affection of that organ for some time.

            The deceased leaves her husband and three sons, Bert, Robert and LeRoy, to mourn the loss of a kind and devoted wife and mother. She was also a sister of Mr. J.M. Alford, of this city and Mrs. Ellen Chalfant, B.C. Alford, Will Alford, South Bend; Robert and Joe Alford, San Diego, Cal.; Geo. Alford, Warsaw; Alice Alford, Parry, Oklahoma.

            Mrs. Miller was formerly Miss Deliah Jane Alford, and was born in this county fifty-three years ago. The deceased was married to W.H. Miller about thirty-three years ago and has been a highly esteemed resident of this city ever since.

            The funeral will take place from the late residence on Friday afternoon…. - Goshen Times

 

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Photo from Oakridge Cemetery, Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Ashton

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Robert Alford and Sarah Cart Alford; and siblings Benjamin C. Alford, Eleanor C. Alford Chalfant, George Washington Alford, James Melling Alford, Sarah Ann Alford Swart, and William A. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her brothers Joseph F. Alford and Robert Alford Jr. in California Obituaries.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s Corrington Loyal Alford Collection, Fifth Section. From this document: “Delilah J. Alford (Miller)—she was born in Elkhart County, Indiana, Feb. 18, 1843. She married Mr. W.H. Miller, Mar. 17, 1867. He was born Oct. 14, 1841 and by occupation Deputy Post Master. She died at Goshen, Indiana, Mar. 3, 1879 in her 47th year [incorrect]. They had five children.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Delilah Jane 1843 IN1, Robert 1805 VA2, Henry 1778 VA3, John 1735 Ireland4.

 

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DELITA CATHERINE CLIFT ALFORD

 

RICHMOND PALLADIUM

Richmond, Wayne Co., IN—Friday, 14 September 1928

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Joseph Isaiah Edmund Alford; and children Alberta Mae Alford Shutz, Frances Clift Alford Patrick, Hazel Laverne Alford McKee, Justice Edmond “Judd” Alford, and Mary Ethel Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Wayne Vinton Alford in Arizona Obituaries.

            From IN Deaths: Delita Cathrine Alford, age 52 widow, was born 29 Aug 1876 in IN, daughter of Nelson T. and Nancy Clift. She died 13 Aug 1928 in Pershing, Wayne Co., IN. There is also a Pershing in Fulton Co., IN—the Pershing in Wayne Co. was originally named East Germantown.

            She is buried in Park Cemetery, Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN, but cemetery records indicate there is no gravestone for Delita Alford.

 

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DONALD CLEMONS ALFORD

 

THE NEWS-EXAMINER

Connersville, Fayette Co., IN—2 December 1996

 

LIBERTY—Donald C. Alford, 83, 221 S. Turkey Creek Road, Liberty Road, Liberty, died Saturday, Nov. 30, 1996 at Reid Hospital, Richmond [Wayne Co.].

            He was born June 24, 1913 to Ferdinand and Myrtle Hokey Alford in Laurel [Franklin Co., IN].

            On March 30, 1946, in Lexington, KY, he was married to Barbara Reese, to whom he celebrated 50 years of marriage in March.

            He had worked at Roots Blower in Connersville for 48 years, retiring in 1977. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He and his wife wintered in Key Largo, Fla., for the past 20 years. They spent summers in the Cherokee Campground in Centerville for 20 years and at the Fox Run Campground in Brookville for five years.

            He had lived all of his life in the Union County area.

            Survivors include his wife, Barbara Reese Alford of Liberty; two sons, Barry L. Alford of Germantown, Ohio and Michael D. Alford of Loveland, Ohio; two daughters, Sue A. Paterson of Fishers and Donna J. Bowman of Centerville; a sister Helen Deilkes of Connersville; 11 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Mark A. Alford; a daughter, Tina M. Alford; three brothers; two sisters; and a grandson, Rodney Patterson.

            Funeral services will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Showalter-Blackwell, Baker-Fosdick Chapel, Liberty. Burial will be in Laurel North Cemetery. Friends may call tonight from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.

            Memorial contributions may be made at the funeral home to the Kidney Center of Richmond in Mr. Alford’s memory.

 

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Photos from Laurel North Cemetery, Laurel, Franklin Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, NLColes

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Donald C. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Liberty, Union Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Grace Edith Stevens Alford; second wife, Barbara J. Reese Alford; mother, Myrtle Sylvia Hokey Alford; and sister Helen M. Alford Dielkes in this compilation.

            On Donald Clemons Alford’s 1940 WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 27, born 24 June 1913 in Franklin Co., IN. He is living in Brownsville, Union Co., IN. His contact is his wife, Grace Eideth [sic] Alford of the same address. He clearly signed his full name.

            His lineage: Donald Clemons 1913 IN1, Ferdinand Silvester 1883 IN2, John 1843 PA3, John 1821 PA4.

 

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DONALD E. ALFORD

 

HAMILTON JOURNAL-NEWS

Hamilton, Butler Co., OH—Wednesday, 28 March 2001

 

INDIANAPOLIS [Marion Co.]—Donald Alford, 74, of Indianapolis, died on Monday, March 26, 2001. Funeral services were held at Rose Hill Cemetery, Hamilton [Butler Co., OH].

            His wife, Margaret McCarthy Alford, son, Christopher Alford, and daughters, Donna Autry and Barbara Alford survive him.

 

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Photo from Rose Hill Burial Park, Hamilton, Butler Co. OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Frank Flack

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donald E. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 13 Nov 1927, last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            See the obituary of his wife, Margaret Rita McCarthy Alford, in this compilation.

            On the 1930 census in Hamilton, Butler Co., OH, Donald, age 3 b. OH, is the only child of Alvin E. Alford, 27 b. KY, and Jewel, 24 b. KY. Also living in the household are Alvin’s father-in-law Jerome Howard, 45 KY widower, sister-in-law Viola Howard 17 KY, and brother-in-law Eugene 21 KY.

            Ohio Deaths (Ancestry) lists the death of Alvin E. Alford on 16 Feb 1961 in Butler Co., OH. He was married, age 58, born about 1903.

 

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DONALD HARRY ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS NEWS

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Saturday, 8 November 1980

 

 

 

Photos from Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem, Washington Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Richard Dixon

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donald Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 9 Oct 1913 and died _____ Nov 1980, last residence Beech Grove, Marion Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Hazel May Shull Alford; and sons James Wesley Alford and Richard Shull Alford in this compilation.

            From IN Births: Donald H. Alford was born 9 Oct 1913 in Loogootee, Martin Co., IN, sonof John Wesely [sic] Alford and Martha Collins.

            From IN Deaths: Donald H. Alford, age 67 born 9 Oct 1913 in IN, son of John W. and Martha Alford, died 8 Nov 1980 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            On Donald Harry Alford’s1940 WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 27, born 9 Oct 1913 in Loogootee, IN. He is living in Indianapolis, IN, and his contact is his sister Helen Patrick.

            His lineage: Donald Harry 1913 IN1, John Wesley 1872 IN2, John Wesley 1828 VA/WV3.

 

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DONALD J. “JIMBO” ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Saturday, 4 September 2004

 

            Donald J. “Jimbo” Alford 62, Shelbyville, died Sept. 2, 2004. Services: 10 a.m. Sept. 6 in Carmony-Ewing Harrison St. Funeral Home.

 

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SHELBYVILLE NEWS

Shelbyville, Shelby Co., IN—_____ September 2004

 

            Donald J. “Jimbo” Alford, 62, of Shelbyville, died Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004, at Kindred Hospital Indianapolis South, in Greenwood.

            Born Dec. 30, 1941, in Shelbyville, he was the son of W. Harold and Ruth (Keith) Alford.

            Survivors include one daughter, Tammy Hartwell of Shelbyville; five sons, Bobby Alford of Fairland, Brian Alford and Billy Alford, both of Indianapolis, Donald Eugene Alford of Edinburgh, and Aaron Alford of Marietta; four sisters, Ruth Smith of Edinburgh, Jane Alford and Sherra “Sherry” Alford, both of Flat Rock, and Aliscia Platt of Norcross, Ga.; and nine grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Barbara Darby; and three brothers, Robert J. “Pete” Alford, Ronald W. Alford and Paul Samuel Alford.

            Mr. Alford was a lifelong Shelbyville resident.

            He was a truck driver for Robert Trucking for several years after retiring in 1995 from Amtrak in Beech Grove.

            Mr. Alford was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church.

            Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Carmony-Ewing Harrison Street Funeral Home, 819 S. Harrison St. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday, at the funeral home…. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

            Memorial contributions may be made to American Heart Association, 6100 West 96th Street, Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46278.

 

Photo from Forest Hill Cemetery, Shelbyville, Shelby Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donna Hardebeck

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Donald J. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Shelbyville, Shelby Co., IN.

            See the obituary of his sister Sherra Mae Alford in this compilation.

 

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DONALD LEE HALFORD

Brother of Connette Joycene Halford Blalock, AAFA #0381

 

Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel

Portage, Porter Co., IN—_____ May 2015

 

Donald Lee Halford

 

September 15, 1956 - May 19, 2015

 

            Donald Lee Halford, age 58 of Lake Station passed away on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Vibra Healthcare in Crown Point, Indiana.

            He was born to Russell and Rosemary (Marrilynn) Halford. Donald lived in the area his entire life. Don was a man who worked hard and well to provide for his loved ones. His generosity knew no bounds. Every picture of him displays a joy, a mischievous smile and his signature salute. His love for family was only matched by his affection for Harley Davidson motorcycles, leather and his old friend, Jack Daniels. Good with a gun, better with a wrench. Don was a marksman and mechanic but above all he was a good old country boy.

            He is survived by 4 sisters, Connette (Ferman) Blalock, his twin, Debra (Billie Dale, deceased) Brock, Marsha (Donna Vana) Halford and Sharyl (LeAlan) York, 1 brother, David (Pattie) Halford, 1 sister-in-law, Bonnie (Michkel, deceased) Halford as well as many nieces and nephews and his fiancée, Karen (“Shortcake”) Parker.

            Donald was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Michkel Halford.

            Cremation will take place with Rees Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Olson Chapel, Portage….

 

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

            See the obituaries of his father, Russell Walden Halford; and brother Michkel Joe “Opie” Halford in this compilation.

            His HALFORD lineage: Donald Lee 1956 IN1, Russell Walden 1921 SC2, Posey Williamson 1883 NC3, David J. 1855 NC4, Francis A. 1821 NC5, David C. 1792 ?? 6, John 1765 VA7.

 

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DORA HOSS ALFORD

 

ANDERSON HERALD

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Wednesday. 16 November 1955

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her children Charles Grover Alford, Edith Marie Alford Crooks, Elmer Alford, Luther Alford, and Roy Alford in this compilation.

            From IN Marriages: George A. Alford, age 26 son of Andrew Alford and Eliza Morrow, married Dora M. Hass, age 22, daughter of [father not names] and Renie Hass, on 27 Feb 1887 in Hamilton Co., IN. It was the first marriage for both.

            On the 1880 census, Lawrence, Marion Co., IN, Dora Hoss, age 13 born IN, is listed as the stepdaughter of John Manship. John’s wife is Irena Manship, who was the daughter of Jacob Hoss and Elizabeth Bolander.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her husband’s lineage: George A. 1861 IN1, Andrew 1816 VA2, Henry 1778 VA3, John 1735 Ireland4.

 

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DORIS E. ALFORD OSBORN

 

MADISON COURIER

Madison, Jefferson Co., IN—24 December 2001

 

            Doris E. Osborn, 83, of Greensburg, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2001, at Decatur County Hospital.

            She was born May 1, 1918, in Carroll County, Ky., the daughter of Marshall and Lillian Mae Pryor Alford. She was a homemaker and was a former Vevay resident.     Surviving are one son, Samuel R. Osborn of Highland, Mich.; one daughter, Londalea O’Mara of Greensburg; two sisters, Virginia Richards of Switzerland County and Aldean Brinley of Palm Bay, Fla.; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Wilfred Dale Osborn, May 15, 2001; one brother, John Alford; one sister, Alma Benham; and one grandson.

            Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg, with burial in the Vevay Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Switzerland Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, SimonH

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Doris E. Osborn (SS# issued in IN), last residence Greensburg, Decatur Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her sister Virginia Mae Alford Richards; and half-brother Marshall McKinley Alford Jr. in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her brother John T. Alford in Kentucky Obituaries; and of her sister Alma Ruth Alford Benham in Ohio Obituaries.

            Her lineage: Doris E. 1918 IN1, Marshall McKinley 1896 KY2, Thomas 1874 KY3.

 

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DOROTHY EVANS ALFORD

 

Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service

Wabash, Wabash Co., IN—_____ August 2015

 

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            Dorothy Alford, 94, of Wabash, Indiana, died at 8:03 pm, Wednesday, August 12, 2015 at Miller’s Merry Manor West in Wabash. She was born June 15, 1921 in Rocky Gap, Virginia to Malcolm and Sarah (Creech) Evans.

            Dorothy married Harold William Alford on February 29, 1939 in Ohio; he died April 23, 1992. She was a member of the Southside Freewill Baptist Church in Wabash. She was an avid gardener, and especially loved her family.

            She is survived by granddaughter, Cindi L. (Brian) Younce of Wabash; two great-grandchildren, Aaron M. (Chelsea Cowman) Smith of Muncie, Indiana and Justin T. (Amanda) Younce of Wabash; great-great grandson, Owen Smith of Muncie; two brothers, Robert (Peggy) Evans and Eugene (Sharon) Evans, and two sisters, Bonnie Cameron and Ramona Burns, all of Connersville, Indiana.

            She was also preceded in death by her parents; great-granddaughter, Ashley P. Younce; son, Everett Dean Alford; and three brothers, Arthur Evans, James Evans, and Samuel Evans.

            Funeral services will be 2 p.m., Monday, August 17, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash…. Burial will be in Huff Cemetery, Wabash….

            In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Riley Hospital for Children.

 

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

            See the obituaries of her husband, Harold William Alford; and son Everett Dean Alford in this compilation.

 

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DOROTHY H. HEATON ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Monday, 15 May 1978

 

            Mrs. Dorothy Heaton Alford, 79, 4000 North Meridian Street, a descendant of the founders of Knightstown, died Sunday in Indiana University Hospital.

            One of her forebearers, Waitsell M. Cary, founded Knightstown in 1827, naming it after Jonathan Knight, a construction engineer who supervised the building of the first national highway, later known as U.S. 40.

            A native of Knightstown and an Indianapolis resident most of her life, Mrs. Alford was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Woodstock Country Club and the Daughters of the American Revolution at Knightstown.

            Services are pending at Flanner and Buchanan Broad Ripple Mortuary.

            Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William H. Failey of Indianapolis and Mrs. Joan Spiegel of Dayton, Ohio.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, R & S Fine

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 7 Feb 1899 and died _____ May 1978, last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            We included the obituary of her husband, Herbert Watson Alford, in Georgia Obituaries.

            From IN Marriages: Dorothy H. Heaton, born 7 Feb 1899, married Herbert W. Alford on 22 Dec 1920 in Marion Co., IN.

            From IN Deaths: Dorothy Heaton Alford died 14 May 1978 in Indianapolis. She was born 7 Feb 1899, daughter of Harry C. Heaton and Laura Mosler. She was divorced.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s “Michael Alford Family” in About Alfords, July 1984.

            Her husband’s lineage: Herbert Watson 1899 IN1, William John 1861 PA2, John 1828 PA3, Thomas 1800 PA4, Michael 1760 Ireland5.

 

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E. GERALDINE “JERRY” WRIGHT GREBE ALFORD

 

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INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Sunday, 19 May 2013

 

            E. Geraldine “Jerry” Wright Alford, 91 of Greenfield, died Friday, May 17, 2013 at Golden Living Facility in Greenfield.

            Born on June 24, 1921 in Columbus [Bartholomew Co.], IN, she was the daughter of Harris E. [Wright] and Ella Purtlebaugh-Stuckey. She graduated from Arsenal Technical High School in 1939.

            Jerry retired from MacAllister Machinery Company in Indianapolis after 26 years; she also worked as a genealogist for Ye Old Genealogy Shoppe in Wanamaker. She was a lifetime member of Centenary Christian Church in Indianapolis.

            Surviving her are her son, Donald W. Grebe of Greenfield; daughter, Jane D. (Robert) Wakeland of Greenfield; brother, William A. Wright of Matton, IL; six grandchildren, Jeralynn, Angelynn, Brent, Laura, Shawn and Stephen; and five great-grandchildren, Daisy, Declan, Austin, Abbey, and Anthony.

            Preceding her in death were her parents; and daughter, Ann Shepherd.

            Visitation will be on Monday, May 20, from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary and Crematory. Funeral services will be on Tuesday, May 21, at 10:00 a.m. also at the mortuary…. Burial will follow at Washington Park East in Indianapolis….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            Her maiden name is Wright, as listed in the obituary, which should read, “daughter of Harris E. [Wright] and Ella Purtlebaugh-Stuckey.”

            Geraldine E. Wright, age 8, is on the 1930 census in Indianapolis with her parents, Harris and Ella Wright, and brother William.

            In 1940 she is the wife of Donald Grebe, and they are living with her parents in Indianapolis. They were married 21 Jan 1940 and divorced in 1943.

            Her mother’s maiden name is Purtlebaugh, and she remarried a Stuckey. She is buried in Washington Park East Cemetery as “Ella P. Stuckey, Wife of Racy, 1903–1965.”

 

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EARL ALFORD

 

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RUSHVILLE REPUBLICAN

Rushville, Rush Co., IN—Tuesday, 27 February 1951

 

            Earl Alford, 77, 830 W. 9th died in Greensburg Hospital Wednesday evening after a lengthy illness.

            Mr. Alford was a retired employe of Rex Manufacturing.

            Mr. Alford was born August 5, 1897, a son of John and Ellen Noah Alford. He was a member of Buena Vista Christian Church.

            Survivors include a son, Hugh Alford, Manhattan, Kansas; one daughter, Mrs. Beatrice Howard, Connersville; seven grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

            Two brothers and one sister preceded him in death.

            Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday at Moster and Sons Mortuary in Rushvill…. Burial will be in East Hill Shrine Mausoleum.

 

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Photo from East Hill Shrine Mausoleum, Rushville, Rush Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Denica Hill

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ July 1975) dates of Earl Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Rushville, Rush Co., IN.

            See the obituary of his father, John R. Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Carter Hugh Alford in Kansas Obituaries.

            In 1900, Earl Alford, age 2, is living in the household of his grandparents, William and Margery Alford. He is listed incorrectly as a nephew.

            From IN Marriages: Earl Alford married Hazel Dell Gillespie on 8 Sept 1915 in Decatur Co., IN.

            His lineage: Earl 1897 IN1, John R. 1868 IN2, William 1841 PA3.

 

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EASTER LORINE WISE ALFORD

Mother of Wanda Charlene Alford Hadley, AAFA #0101

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—_____ December 2003

 

CAMBRIDGE CITY, Ind.—Easter Lorine Wise Alford, age 84, went to be with her Savior on Monday, Dec. 22, 2003, at her home in Cambridge City.

            Easter was born on June 5, 1919, in Crothersville, Ind., to Harden and Rose Baker Wise. She was a homemaker and active in volunteer work at the Golay Community Center in Cambridge City, Ind. She was a member of the Milton Christian Church. She was former member of Cary Club and Milton Order of Eastern Star. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends.

            Her husband, Rev. Charles L. Alford, died April 25, 1987.

            Survivors include three daughters, Sue Ellen Kutter of Cambridge City, Ind., Betty Lorine (husband Fred) Lucas of Morgantown, Ind., and Wanda Charlene (husband Art) Hadley of Columbus, Ind.; a son, Michael Edward (wife Nancy) Alford of Dublin, Ind.; four grandchildren, Kelli Alford of Indianapolis, Ind., Lisa Voorde of Sellersburg, Ind., Fred Allen Lucas of Indianapolis, Ind., and Beth Hadley of Evansville, Ind.; a great-grandson, Allen Voorde; a sister, Betty Kiefer of Pennsylvania; nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by a sister, Helen Otteman, and three brothers, Bruce Adams, George William Adams and Earl Adams.

            Funeral service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 27, 2003, at the Waskom Capitol Hill Chapel in Cambridge City, Ind…. Burial will follow in Westside Cemetery in Milton, Ind….

 

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Permission granted by the photographer, Colleen Sanders Broyles

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Easter L. Alford (SS# issued in IN), but her death date is listed as 21 Dec 2003, last residence Cambridge City, Wayne Co., IN.

            See the obituary of her daughter Wanda Charlene Alford Hadley in this compilation.

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PALLADIUM-ITEM

Richmond, Wayne Co., IN—Friday, 9 September 1983

 

 

            Easter’s husband was Charles Lester Alford Jr. His ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Charles Lester 1921 IN1, Charles Lester 1896 IN2, William Edward 1872 MO3, George H. 1836 VA4, James R. 1804 VA5, John 1773 VA6, John 1732 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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EDITH FRANCES MCCLARNON ALLFORD

 

DAILY REPORTER

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Tuesday, 28 April 1998

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Edith F. Allford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Wilkinson, Hancock Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Marion Samuel “Sam” Allford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and daughter Judith Elaine Allford White Turner in this compilation.

 

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EDITH MARIE ALFORD CROOKS

 

DAILY LEDGER

Noblesville, Hamilton Co., IN—Thursday, 8 August 1996

 

 

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Photo from Brookside Cemetery, Lapel, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Colleen Sanders Broyles

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her mother, Dora Hoss Alford; and siblings Charles Grover Alford, Elmer Alford, Luther Alford, and Roy Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Edith Marie 1904 IN1, George A. 1861 IN2, Andrew 1816 VA3, Henry 1778 VA4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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EDITH O. CORL ALFORD

 

ELKHART TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—Wednesday, 7 January 2015

 

            Services for Mrs. Edith C. Alford, 78, of 824 Cassopolis, will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday in Grace Methodist Church, where she was a member…. Burial will be in Rice Cemetery. Mrs. Alford died at home Saturday [March 31] after illness.

            She was born Aug. 15, 1883, in Bourbon, Ind., and was married June 26, 1909 to Newton O. Alford.

            He survives, along with a daughter, Mrs. Helen Grubbs, Warsaw, Ind., and two sons, Carl, Elmira, N.Y., and Robert, Elkhart.

            Friends may call at the Walley Funeral Home.

 

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Photos from Rice Cemetery, Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Karen K

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Newton Orvil Alford; and son Robert N. Alford in this compilation.

 

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EDNA B. ALFORD STILES

 

EVENING REPUBLIC

Columbus, Bartholomew Co., IN—Thursday, 28 April 2005

 

            Edna Stiles, 84, of Midway Street died at 2:45 a.m. Wednesday, April 27, 2005, at Columbus Health & Rehabilitation Center.

            Mrs. Stiles formerly owned and operated the Red House Drive-in Restaurant in Nashville. She was a member of the Baptist Church in Bowling Green, Ky. She moved to Columbus in 1983.

            A graveside service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday at Garland Brook Cemetery. There will be no calling. Arrangements were made by Myers Funeral Service, Hathaway-Myers Chapel on Pearl Street.

            Memorials may be made to Hospice of South Central Indiana.

            Born Feb. 13, 1921, in Bowling Green, Mrs. Stiles was the daughter of Granger and Mary Pruitt Alford. She married Luther Stiles.

            Survivors include a daughter, Dixie Smith of Columbus; sons, Don Stiles of Columbus, Harold Stiles of Avon Park, Fla. and Fred Stiles of Morgantown; sisters, Geraldine Minton and Mary Wilson, both of Bowling Green, and Marion Singleton of Houston; brothers, George Alford of Bowling Green and Lionel, W.G. and William Alford, all of Indianapolis; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; her former husband; a son, Dallas Stiles; a sister; three brothers; and a granddaughter, Maria Smith.

 

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Photo from Garland Brook Cemetery, Columbus, Bartholomew Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Traci Ashley

 

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Edna B. Stiles (SS# issued in IN), last residence Columbus, Bartholomew Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her siblings Annie Evelyn Alford, John Oneal Alford, and Linal O. “Buck” Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her parents, William Granger Alford and Mary Elizabeth Pruitt Alford, in Kentucky Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Edna B. 1921 KY1, William Granger 1902 KY2, Peter Henderson 1863 KY3, William Thomas 1838 KY4, William 1804 VA5, William 1775 VA6.

 

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EDWARD WILBURN ALFORD

 

DAILY REPORTER

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Monday, 24 September 1934

 

DEATH SUNDAY EDWARD ALFORD

 

            Edward Alford, age 52 years, passed away at his home in Eden Sunday morning [September 23]. The funeral services will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. at the Eden M.E. church…. Interment Eden cemetery.

            Mr. Alford is survived by the widow. Mrs. Nellie Alford, and two children, Floyd Alford and Mrs. Francis Archer.

            Condo & Co. of Wilkinson, funeral directors.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Cathy Butcher Needham

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Nellie L. McCord Alford Wilson; parents, Marion Bruce Allford and Analyza Sitton Allford; and brothers Jesse Milton Allford, Lafayette “Lafe” Allford, Samuel Justice Alford, and William Albert Alford in this compilation.

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

            Edward’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Edward Wilburn 1881 IN1, Marion Bruce 1858 IN2, Samuel 1837 IN3, John Lambert 1802 VA4, John 1773 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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EDWIN EARL ALFORD, JR.

 

CINCINNATI POST

Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH—Tuesday, 4 April 2000

 

            Edwin Earl Alford Jr., 80, of Aurora, Ind., died Saturday. He was a retired machinist and a World War II Army veteran.

            Services: 1 p.m. Thursday at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, Vevay. Visitation: noon Thursday at the funeral home.

 

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Photo from Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Switzerland Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Michele Davis

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edwin E. Alford Jr. (SS# issued in MI) was born 15 Dec 1919, last residence Aurora, Dearborn Co., IN.

            See the obituary of his wife, Gladys Mae Hambrick Sigmon Alford, in this compilation.

 

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EFFIE LEORA ROBERTS ALLFORD

 

DAILY REPORTER

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Monday, 7 September 1959

 

RITES SET FOR EFFIE L ALLFORD

 

            Mrs. Effie L. Allford, age 87 years, died at 11 p.m. Saturday night in the home of her son, W.C. (Mac) Allford, Greenfield, Rt. 5.

            Born in Green township, Mrs. Allford was the daughter of the late Leander and Leah Henry Roberts, and had lived all her life in that community. She was the widow of Shelton A. Allford.

            Survivors include two children W.C. (Mac) Allford and Mrs. Flossie Kinsey of Greenfield, Rt. 2, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

            Mrs. Allford was a charter member of the Eden W.S.C.C.

            Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning at 10:30 from the Pasco Memorial Mortuary where friends may call after 7:00 p. m. Monday evening. Interment in Eden Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Shelton Allen Allford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and daughter Flossie Fern Allford Kinsey in this compilation.

 

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EFFIE WILSON ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Wednesday, 10 May 1899

 

 

Photo from Donaldson Cemetery, Elizabethtown, Bartholomew Co., INwww.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tanya Whited Sweet

 

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

 

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EILLEEN HARSTON PORTERFIELD ALFORD RICHARDSON SWAILS BEASLEY ARBOGAST

 

Photo from her Find A Grave memorial

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Wednesday, 5 December 2001

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eillene H. Arbogast (SS# issued in KY) was born 7 Nov 1918 and died 3 Dec 2001 [different than obituary], last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Joseph Earl Alford, in this compilation.

            From IN Marriages: Joseph Alford, age 27 born 2 Sept 1923 in Marion Co., KY, son of Geo. Alford and Mary L. Williams, married Eillene Porterfield, age 32 born 7 Nov 1918 in Allen Co., KY, daughter of Robert Hoiston and Lelia Johnson, on 16 Dec 1950 in IN.

            From IN Marriages: Eillene Alford married James Richardson on 9 June 1960 in Marion Co., IN.

            From IN Marriages: Eillene H. Swails, age 53 born KY, married Elmer S.C. Beasley, age 58 born TN, on 13 Apr 1972 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN. Both had 2 previous marriages.

            From Florida, Marriage Indexes (Ancestry): Eillene Beasley, maiden name Harston, married Merle William Arbogast on 13 June 1978 in Manatee Co., FL.

            From Florida, Divorce Index (Ancestry): Merle William Arbogast and “Fillene” were divorced on 6 Oct 1978 in Manatee Co., FL.

 

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ELEANOR C. ALFORD CHALFANT

 

ELKHART DAILY REVIEW

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—Wednesday, 18 October 1916

 

            Mrs. Eleanor Chalfant of South Bend, widow of Thomas Chalfant, died Tuesday [October 17], aged 75.She was born in Elkhart county, but moved to South Bend fifty-two years ago.

 

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Photo from City Cemetery, South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mike Eby

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Robert Alford Sr. and Sarah Cart Alford; and siblings Benjamin C. Alford, Delilah Jane Alford Miller, George Washington Alford, James Melling Alford, Sarah Ann Alford Swart, and William A. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her brothers Joseph F. Alford and Robert Alford Jr. in California Obituaries.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s Corrington Loyal Alford Collection, Fifth Section. From this document: “Ellen C. Alford (Chalfout [sic: Chalfant]) - she was born in Elkhart County, Indiana, Aug. 5, 1840. She married Mr. Thomas Chalfout, April 21, 1864. He was born in Richmond, Indiana, Feb. 18, 1820 and died at South Bend, Indiana. They had three children.” Her gravestone shows 1841 as her birth year.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Eleanor C. 1840 IN1, Robert 1805 VA2, Henry 1778 VA3, John 1735 Ireland4.

 

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ELIJAH WALKER HALFORD

 

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

 

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From the George Grantham Bain Collection at the Library of Congress.

 

CANTON REPOSITORY

Canton, Stark Co., OH—Monday, 28 February 1938

 

PERSHING’S FRIEND DIES

 

LEONIA, N.J., Feb. 28.—Lieut. Col. Elijah Walker Halford, one time private secretary to President Benjamin Harrison and close friend of Gen. John J. Pershing, died yesterday at the age of 95.

 

In another article:

 

NEW YORK TIMES

New York, NY—22 November 1888

 

MR. E.W. HALFORD TO BE PRESIDENT HARRISON’S PRIVATE SECRETARY

 

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 21.—The President-elect this evening tendered to Elijah W. Halford, managing editor of the Indianapolis Journal, the office of private secretary. Mr. Halford is 43 years of age, and came from England, when a child, with his parents, who settled in Cincinnati. He began his newspaper career as a reporter on the Indianapolis Journal 25 years ago, and rose in a few years, through successive promotions, to the managing editorship. He was for a time the managing editor of the Chicago Inter-Ocean, in its first year. Returning to Indianapolis, he resumed the managing editorship of the Journal.

            He was for years private secretary to the late Senator Morton. He has long taken an active and prominent part in Indiana politics and was a delegate to the late Chicago convention, representing Indiana on the Committee on Platform, and shares with the Hon. William McKinley of Ohio, the distinction of having contributed no inconsiderable share in the construction of the National platform upon which the late campaign was fought.

            As an editorial writer he is widely known for his able and incisive political articles, the pungency of his style giving his writings a distinctiveness, leaving no doubt on the reader’s mind as to their authorship. For several years past Mr. Halford has been on intimate and confidential terms with Gen. Harrison, and his selection for the important place now tendered him therefore occasions no surprise here. The new private secretary is married and has one child, a daughter of 17. He is the elder brother of Mr. A.J. Halford of the Washington Bureau of the Associated Press.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Rick France

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of his wife, Mary Frances Armstrong Halford; and his brother Alfred James Halford in District of Columbia Obituaries.

            Elijah, age 6, arrived in New York City from Liverpool, England, on the “Sarah Sands” on 28 Oct 1848 with his family: Elijah Halfried, 33 tailor; Maria 31; Louisa 19, and Maria 7.

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

 

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ELIZA DICKINSON ALFORD

 

GOSHEN TIMES

Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—Thursday, 20 October 1881

 

            The wife of Hiram Alford died on Wednesday night of last week. She was quite an aged lady.

            The neighbors suspected foul play and called in Coroner Dodge to hold an inquest on Thursday, who returned the following verdict: “I do find that the deceased came to her death by inflammation of the stomach and bowels, and I do further find by the evidence that the said Eliza Alford was not properly cared for during her sickness by her husband.”

            While the verdict criminates no one it certainly does not reflect great credit on the husband and protector.

 

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Photo from Oakridge Cemetery, Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Ashton

 

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

 

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ELIZABETH ANN ALFORD HACKETT

 

R. Cunningham Funeral Home

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—_____ March 2013

 

            Elizabeth A. Hackett, 78, of 7116 Andre Court, Indianapolis, Indiana, formerly of New Castle, passed away March 21, 2013, in the IU Health University Hospital.

            Born February 3, 1935, in New Castle, she was a daughter of Floyd and Laura Patton Alford.

            She is survived by her husband, David E. Hackett, also of Indianapolis, whom she married on October 18, 1958.

            She was a graduate of Shenango High School. Elizabeth was a homemaker most of her life, with the exception of her employment with Universal Rundle as a secretary for approximately seven years. She was a member of Northminster Presbyterian Church and the Jameson Ladies Guild. Elizabeth enjoyed needlework, travel, and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

            In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons and their wives, Dean and Lena Hackett of Indianapolis and Douglas and Linda Hackett of Ft. Washington, PA; one brother, James Alford, of Greenville, SC; one sister, Edna Jean Meade, of Peoria, AZ; and five grandchildren, Ian Hackett, Sophia Hackett, Isabelle Hackett, Erin Hackett and Jillian Hackett.

            She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Mary Ruth Shaddock.

            Visitation will be held on Tuesday, March 26, 2013, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the R. Cunningham Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 2429 Wilmington Road, New Castle. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, March 27, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. at the funeral home…. Burial will be in Neshannock U.P. Cemetery.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the IU Simon Cancer Center, P.O. Box 660245, Indianapolis, IN 46266-0245.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her paternal grandparents Frank P. Alford and Mary F. McCurdy Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother James Wylie Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see “Michael Alford Family,” About Alfords, July 1984, pages 11–13

            His lineage: Elizabeth Ann 1935 PA1, Francis Floyd 1893 PA2, Frank P. 1856 PA3, Thomas J. 1827 PA4, John A. 1790 on ship in transit from Ireland5, Michael 1765 Ireland6.

 

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ELIZABETH CRODDY ALFORD

 

THE NEWS-EXAMINER

Connersville, Fayette Co., IN—Monday, 17 January 1966

 

            Mrs. Elizabeth C. Alford, 91, of Laurel, died at 10:30 this morning at Dreyer Nursing Home in Brookville.

            Born April 18, 1874, in Franklin County to George and Charlotte Goble Croddy, she had lived in Laurel and Franklin County all her life. In March, 1897, she married Arthur Alford who died in 1914.

            She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Zathe Hoople, R.R. 4, Plymouth, Ind., and Mrs. Mildred Lindsay, of Farmland, Ind.; four grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren. A daughter, brother and two sisters preceded her in death.

            Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Moster and Sons Mortuary in Laurel with burial in Stipps Hill Cemetery in Franklin County. Friends may call at the mortuary after 5 p.m. Tuesday.

 

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Photo from Stipps Hill Cemetery, Franklin Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, K. Pruet

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her daughters Elma Alford Finn and Mildred E. Alford Lindsay in this compilation.

            Her husband’s lineage: Arthur 1853 IN1, John 1821 PA2.

 

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ELIZABETH DARST ALFORD

 

GOSHEN MID-WEEK NEWS-TIMES

Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—Friday, 27 January1905

 

            Mrs. Elizabeth Alford, wife of Royal Alford, died this morning aged 69 years, four months and fifteen days.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Perry county, Ohio and married Royal Alford on Jan. 8, 1853.

            She is survived by the husband, three sons, John N. Alford, Orville R. Alford and Harry H. Alford, two daughters, Mrs. Fred Arndt and Mrs. F.B. Hoffman. All but Mrs. Hoffman reside at LaGrange.

            The funeral will be at the home of Mrs. Hoffman Saturday at ten o’clock. Interment at Oak Ridge cemetery….

 

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Photos from Oakridge Cemetery, Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Ashton

In front of the large Alford monument, left to right: Elizabeth, Royal, Sarah, John

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Royal Freeman Alford; and son John Newton Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her children Harry Hudson Alford, Leonora Alford Hoffman, Olive Alwilda Alford Arndt, and Orville Rufus Alford in Pennsylvania Obituaries.

            From IN Deaths: Elizabeth Alford died 25 Jan 1905 in Cass Co., age 68.

 

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ELIZABETH MCMICHAEL ALFORD

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Sunday, 17 January 1937

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

            Mrs. Elizabeth McMichael Alford, aged 81, of 1407 Lincoln Way West, died in her home Saturday afternoon after six weeks’ illness. She was born in South Bend, April 14, 1855, and spent all her life here. She was married in 1877 in South Bend to William Alford, who died here five years ago. She leaves a son, Percy Alford, of this city; a daughter, Mrs. C.M. [Cleo] Vanderhool, of Detroit, Mich., and a sister, Mrs. S. Austin, of South Bend.

            The body will lie in the Miller-White mortuary from 1 o’clock Monday afternoon when it will be removed to the residence. Funeral services will take place from the residence at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon and burial will be in city cemetery.

 

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Photo from City Cemetery, South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Diana Brown

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, William A. Alford; and children Bertha Alford, Glendaline “Glennie” Alford, and Percy Alford in this compilation.

 

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ELLA ALMETA ADAMS ALFORD

 

Ella Alemeta Adams Alford Photo

Photo from ala246’s Albert Alford Family Tree (Ancestry)

 

THE HERALD-TIMES

Bloomington, Monroe Co., IN—Tuesday, 18 September 2001

 

            Ella A. (Adams) Alford, 80, of Mooresville [Morgan Co.], died on Sept. 16, 2001, in the Hendricks Community Hospital in Danville.

            The daughter of William Newt and Willie (Smith) Adams she was born on Nov. 18, 1920, in Wyatt [Mississippi Co.], Mo. She married Albert Lee Alford on May 26, 1939. He died Sept. 25, 1998.

            Mrs. Alford was a homemaker. She enjoyed reading, puzzles and watching golf on TV.

            Survivors are two sons, Tony Alford of Martinsville and Albert L. Alford Jr., of Indianapolis; three daughters, Nancy L. Scaggs, Indianapolis; Judy M. Atwood, Mooresville, and Kay Angel of Paragon, 12 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

            A son, Jerry R. Alford, preceded her in death.

            The service will be 2 p.m. on Wednesday at Carlisle and Son Funeral Chapel in Mooresville…. A private interment of the cremains will take place at a later date in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Greenwood….

 

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Photos from Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marilyn

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ella A. Alford (SS# issued in MO), last residence Mooresville, Morgan Co., IN.

            See the obituary of her husband, Albert Lee Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Jerry Ray Alford in Alabama Obituaries.

 

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ELLEN ANN HARRISON ALFORD

 

LOGANSPORT PHAROS-REPORTER

Logansport, Cass Co., IN—24 May 1933

 

            Mrs. C.L. Alford, 84 years old, a native of Cass County and resident of Logansport until 12 years ago, died Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. William Bicker at Huntington, Indiana. She was the widow of Corrington Alford. The body will be returned to Logansport, Friday, and taken to the home of a niece, Mrs. Harry Clark 716 Bringhurst St., where the funeral service will be held at 2:30 o’clock in the afternoon. Interment will be made in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

            Surviving besides the daughter are a step-daughter, Mrs. Ida Ricketts, of Alpena, Mich.; eight grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren.

            The deceased was a member of the Tribe of Ben Hur, L.S. of A. and an honorary member of the G.A.R. Also, she was a member of the Baptist church of this city.

            Mrs. Alford was born January 29, 1849, the daughter of John and Mary Harrison, and June 29 1868, was united in marriage to Corrington L. Alford, a former local businessman. Four children were born to this union but three preceded the mother in death.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Corrington Loyal Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and daughters Cora Etta Alford Thomas Sands Bicker, Lelonia J. Alford Weaver, and Matilda Alford Wildermuth in this compilation.

 

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ELMA ALFORD FINN

 

BROOKVILLE DEMOCRAT

Brookville, Franklin Co., IN—Thursday, 19 May 1932

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Elma Finn, age 28, of Chicago, were conducted Friday afternoon at the home of her mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Alford, at Laurel, with burial at Stipps Hill cemetery.

            Surviving relatives are the mother, the husband, a daughter and two sisters, Zatha and Mildred.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituariesof her mother, Elizabeth Croddy Alford; and sister Mildred E. Alford Lindsay, in this compilation. Her mother’s gravestone includes a photo of the gravestone Elma shares with her parents.

            From Illiinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916–1947: Elma Finn, born 11 Jan 1914 [sic: 1904] in Laurel, Franklin Co., IN, daughter of Aurthur Alford and Eliz. Croddy, died 10 May 1932 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL. Her husband was Earl T. Finn.

            From her Find A Grave memorial: “Elma’s birth year on her headstone differs from that in her birth record: February 04, 1904 Franklin Co, IN (Book H-4, Page 5)”

            On the 1910 census:

 

Salt Creek Township, Franklin Co., IN

Dwelling #232

 

Arthur Alford         59                  IN

Elizabeth                 36                  IN

Mildred                   12                  IN

Zatha M.                   9                  IN

Ruth E.                     6                  IN

 

            She apparently never used the name Ruth.

            Her lineage: Elma 1904 IN1, Arthur 1853 IN2, John 1821 PA3.

 

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ELMER ALFORD

 

DAILY BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Monday, 11 October 1971

 

 

            Elmer Alford, 69, 314 W. 34th St., died at 2:05 p.m. Sunday [October 10] at Community Hospital after an illness of the past several months.

            A resident of Anderson most of his life, he retired in 1967 from plant 17, Delco-Remy Division after 42 years with the General Motors Company. He was born in Hamilton County, the son of George and Dora Haas [sic: Hoss] Alford.

            Alford was a member of the Colonial United Methodist Church, Killbuck Retirees Club, UAW 662, and was a World War I Naval veteran.

            Surviving are the widow, the former Dorothy B. Jarvis, to whom he was married in 1950 in Elwood; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Hargrove of Stanton, Calif.; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Greg (Twilla) Clanin of Anderson; two stepsons, Cecil and Dalls Crose, both of Illinois; a sister, Mrs. Marie Crooks of Lapel; four grandchildren and two nephews.

            Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Harold E. Rozelle Funeral Home…. Interment will follow in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elmer Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 25 Aug 1902, last residence Anderson, Madison Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Dora Hoss Alford; and siblings Charles Grover Alford, Edith Marie Alford Crooks, Luther Alford, and Roy Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his daughter Dorothy Louise Alford Hargrove Young in California Obituaries.

            Elmer’s first wife was Elma Lavone Copeland Crose. They were married 17 May 1930 in Delaware Co., IN. On their marriage record [FamilySearch.org], Elmer’s parents are George Alford and Dora Manship. It was Elmer’s first marriage, and his birth date is listed as 11 Aug 1901, different than SSDI. Elma Crose’s parents are Elmer Copeland and Bertha Hauchin. It was Elma’s second marriage; her first marriage ended in divorce in March 1930.

            Elmer and Elma are listed on the 1940 census in Adams, Madison Co., IN. Living with them is their daughter Dorothy, age 9, and Elmer’s stepson, Cecil Crosse, 16.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Elmer 1902 IN1, George A. 1861 IN2, Andrew 1816 VA3, Henry 1778 VA4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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ELMER TAFT ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—5 December 1969

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1993

 

VEVAY, IND.—Elmer T. Alford, 61, R.R. 2, Vevay, a Switzerland County farmer, died yesterday [December 4] in King’s Daughters Hospital at Madison. Services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday in the New Liberty Baptist Church near East Enterprise. Burial will be in New Liberty Cemetery. Friends may call at the Haskell and Morrison Funeral Home here after 4 p.m.

 

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Photo from New Liberty Cemetery, East Enterprise, Switzerland Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Alan L. Fisher

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his father, Thomas Alford; and siblings Charles George Alford and Viola Alford Laib Proctor in this compilation.

            A OneWorld family tree at Ancestry says Elmer Taft Alford was born 29 Sept 1908, the son of Thomas Alford and Lucinda Powell.

            His lineage: Elmer Taft 1908 KY1, Thomas 1874 KY2.

 

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ELNA M. JOHNS WOOFTER ALFORD

 

ELKHART TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—Monday, 31 October 2005

 

 

ELKHART—Elna M. Alford, 86, of 2203 Morehouse Ave., died at 10:47 p.m. Friday (Oct. 28, 2005) at Elkhart General Hospital.

            She was born Jan. 20, 1919, in St. Joseph, Mich. to Julius and Johaana (Wohlgemut) Johns. She married Louis G. Woofter on Dec. 11, 1938, in St. Joseph. He preceded her in death. She married Robert N. Alford on April 28, 1984, in Syracuse. He died May 17, 1992, in Elkhart.

            She is survived by one son, Gerald L. (Carmella) Woofter of Lubbock, Texas; one grandson, Brett A. Woofter; and a close family friend, Pamela K. Townsend, both of Elkhart.

            She was preceded in death by one son, Thomas A. Woofter, who died on Feb. 27, 2003; and one daughter, Sharon Crisp, who died in 2005.

            Friends may call two hours prior to 6 p.m. Wednesday funeral services, at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home and Crematory, 700 E. Jackson Blvd., Elkhart. Rev. Raymond P. LaBorde of McCoy Memorial Baptist Church, will officiate. Cremation will take place.

            Mrs. Alford was a homemaker and she enjoyed cooking....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elna M. Alford (SS# issued in MI), last residence Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Robert N. Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ELNORA MARIE WELLS ALFORD

Wife of Henry Spencer Alford Jr., AAFA #0571

 

THE COURIER-JOURNAL

Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY—Saturday, 16 January 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

            Marie Alford, 70, formerly of Louisville, died Thursday [January 14] at Pine Lake Manor in Chandler [Warrick Co.], Ind.

            She was the former Marie Wells, a native of Little Rock, Ark., and a Baptist.

            Survivors: her husband, Henry S. Alford; a son, Hank Alford; a sister, Dotty Brock; and two grandchildren.

            Funeral: 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Ratterman’s, 3711 Lexington Road.

            Burial: Zachary Taylor National Cemetery [Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY]....

 

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Photo from Resthaven Memorial Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sue Waldridge-Lettie

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elnora M. Alford (SS# issued in AR) was born 3 March 1928, last residence Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY.

            From IN Deaths: Elnora Marie Alford was born 3 March 1928 in Little Rock, AR. Her residence was in Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY. Her husband, Henry S. Alford, who was the informant. Her parents were Julian Wells and Nobie Watson. She was cremated.

            In 1940, Elnora M. Wells 12, is living in Little Rock, Pulaski Co., AR, with her parents, George J. Wells 32 and Nobie Wells 36, and sister Doris L. 6. All were born in AR.

            Her husband’s lineage: Henry Spencer 1927 NY1, Henry Spencer 1902 NY2.

 

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ELSIE GRACE MAROSKA ALLFORD

 

DAILY BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Friday, 21 December 1962

 

PENDLETON—Mrs. Grace Allford, 74, of Rt. 1, Markleville, died yesterday [December 20] at the Hancock County Hospital, Greenfield, after a six-week illness.

            Born June 17, 1888, in Hancock Co., she was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Maroska. Her husband, Jesse Allford, preceded her in death in 1952.

            The survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Floyd Ashworth, Finley, and Mrs. Herbert Holliday, Pendleton; a son, Norman Allford, Markleville; a sister Mrs. Daisy Lowder, Greenfield; 12 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.

            Friends will be received at the Cornell Bright Funeral Home, Pendleton, after 7 p.m., Friday.

            Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Sunday at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Lawson of the Finley Methodist Church will conduct the services. Burial will be in Mendon Cemetery, south of Pendleton.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Grace Allford (SS# issued in IN) but list her death date as _____ Jan 1963, last residence IN.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Jesse Milton Allford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and grandson Steven Eugene Alford in this compilation.

            Her parents are buried in Mount Gilead Cemetery, Mount Comfort, Hancock Co., IN. The large family gravestone says “Morosky”; their individual gravestones say Charles F. and Sarah J., who is Sarah Jane Barnard. Elsie has two brothers whose last names are spelled Marosky and Maroska on their gravestones.

 

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ELVA L. ALFORD CURRY

 

TIMES-UNION

Warsaw, Kosciusko Co., IN—Monday, 13 March 2000

 

            Elva L. Curry, 82, of 600 N. Colfax St. Apt. 111, Warsaw, died at 4:29 a.m. March 12, 2000, in Kosciusko Community Hospital, Warsaw.

            She was born Nov. 8, 1917, in Warsaw, to James and Margaret Haas Alford. She married George Curry, who died in 1987.

            She lived most of her life in Warsaw and was a homemaker.

            Survivors include two nieces, Edith Heyde, Warsaw, and Margaret Kellog, Claypool; and two nephews, George Jr. and Robert Ditton, both of Warsaw.

            Services will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at McHatton-Sadler Funeral Chapel, Warsaw.... Private burial services will be in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw....

 

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Photo from Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Kosciusko Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Daggz (FAG #47922468)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elva Curry (SS# issued in MI), last residence Warsaw, Kosciusko Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her grandmother, Martha J. Woods Alford; and her brother Charles Leroyce Alford this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Elva 1917 IN1, James Oliver 1888 IN2, Oliver P. 1861 IN3, George Washington 1830 VA4, Robert 1805 VA5, Henry 1778 VA6, John 1735 Ireland7.

 

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ELVIRA ALFORD WALLS

 

WASHINGTON DEMOCRAT

Washington, Daviess Co., IN—Friday, 7 April 1922

 

            Mrs. Vira Walls, wife of John Walls of Alfordsville, died Wednesday night of last week. Death was sudden and a shock to her many friends as she was only ill for two days.

            Mrs. Walls is survived by her husband and one brother, Rev. Thomas J. Alford, of Elnora.

            She was a devout member of the Christian church and a member of the Rebekahs.

            The funeral was held Friday afternoon with services at the Christian church in Alfordsville and burial in the Christian cemetery there.

 

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Photo from Alfordsville Cemetery, Alfordsville, Daviess Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Julia Young

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her father, Thomas Jefferson Alford Sr.; and siblings Alvarado Alford, Lavina Alford Allen, and Thomas Jefferson Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Elvira 1853 IN1, Thomas Jefferson 1829 IN2, James 1791 VA3, John 1768 VA4, Thomas 1736 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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EMMA M. ALFORD SULLIVAN

 

INDIANAPOLIS NEWS

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Thursday, 22 June 1916

 

EMMA SULLIVAN DEAD

RELATIVES AND FRIENDS HAD PLANNED BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

 

            Mrs. Emma M. Sullivan, 521 West Twentyninth street, died late yesterday [June 21] on the eve of her sixty-seventh birthday. She had been in ill health a few weeks, but her relatives and friends had planned a birthday party for her for today.

            Funeral services will be at the home Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial will be in Crown Hill.

            She was the daughter of Thomas G. Alford, an old resident of Indianapolis.

            She is survived by her husband, Dr. E.W. Sullivan; three sons, Harry E., of the circulation department of The Indianapolis News; Fred A., New York city, and Thomas Sullivan, Everett, Wash., and one grandchild, the daughter of Harry Sullivan.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Sitler

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Thomas G. Alford and Isabella VanBlaricum Alford; and siblings Henry Albert Alford, Mary Caroline Alford Tutewiler, and May Bell Alford Weadon in this compilation.

            Although her husband is identified as E.W. Sullivan in her obituary, Emma’s husband was Beverly W. Sullivan, 1844–1923. He was a dentist and is buried next to Emma.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Emma M. 1849 IN1, Thomas G. 1824 NC2, John 1786 PA3.

 

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ERNEST JUSTICE ALLFORD

 

HANCOCK DEMOCRAT

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Thursday, 30 January 1936

 

ERNEST JUSTICE ALFORD DIES AT HOME IN EDEN

 

            Ernest Justice Alford, age 67, died at his home at Eden Monday at 1 a.m. Funeral services were conducted Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at the M.E. church in Eden by Rev. W.J. Briggs of Economy. Burial was in the Eden cemetery.

            Mr. Alford is survived by the widow, Ola, two children. Elizabeth and Robert Alford, at home; two sisters, Mrs. Effie Ackles, Flint, Mich., and Mrs. Blanche Durkes, Los Angeles, Calif.

 

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Photos from Eden Cemetery, Eden, Hancock Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Colleen Sanders Broyles

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Ola M. Wood Allford; son Robert David Allford; father, David H. Allford; and sisters Blanche Allford Durkes and Minnie R. Allford Roberts in this compilation. We included the obituary of his daughter Martha Elizabeth “Betty” Allford Pyle in Florida Obituaries.

            Ernest’s name is spelled Ernest in most available records but Earnest on his gravestone. The year of his death is also incorrect on his gravestone.

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALLFORD lineage: Ernest Justice 1868 IN1, David H. 1848 IN2, John Lambert 1802 VA3, John [ALFORD] 1773 VA4, John 1732 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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ESLIE MORRIS ALFORD

 

Photo from Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home

 

MADISON COURIER

Madison, Jefferson Co., IN—Tuesday, 31 May 2016

 

            Eslie Morris Alford, 83, of near Fairview, died Friday, May 27, 2016, at Swiss Villa Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Vevay.

            He was born Nov. 25, 1932, in Madison, to Abe and Mildred Nannie Whitham Alford. He was raised in Switzerland County and was a 1950 graduate of Vevay High School. He served in the Army from March 31, 1953 to Feb. 9, 1955, serving during the Korean War, rising to the rank of corporal. He was employed as a maintenance mechanic for the Indiana-Kentucky Electric Corporation in Madison from 1957 to 1995, retiring after 38 years of service. He farmed all of his life, raising cattle, hogs, corn, soybeans and tobacco. He resided all of his life in Switzerland County. He was a member of Florence Lodge No. 27. He attended Olive Branch Baptist Church. He enjoyed tractor pulls when he was younger.

            He is survived by four sons, Dennis Alford of Fairview, DeWayne Alford of Toledo, Ohio, Darrin Alford of Fairview and Daniel Alford of Akron, Ohio; one daughter, Dena Pope of Churubusco; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and three nieces; and two nephews.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys LaVerna Dennis Alford, whom he married June 29, 1957, and who died May 16, 2010; his father, who died April 19, 1978; his mother, who died Jan. 7, 1998; and two sisters, Vera Jeannette Alford and Melba Lovins.

            The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Olive Branch Baptist Church in Hillsboro. Burial will be in Olive Branch Cemetery. Friends may call at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home today from 5 to 8 p.m.

 

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Photo from Olive Branch Cemetery, Bear Branch, Ohio Co, IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Margo Reasner

Photo posted 30 May 2016

 

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

            See the obituaries of his wife, Gladys Laverna Dennis Alford; and mother, Mildred N. Whitham Alford, in this compilation.

            His lineage: Eslie Morris 1932 IN1, Abe 1902 KY2, Thomas 1874 KY3.

 

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ESTA MAY HOWE ALFORD

 

ELKHART TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—18 February 1947

 

            Mrs. Esta May Alford, 76, widow of James E. Alford, died in her sleep at about 3 a.m. today, at her home, 430 Aspenwald. She had been in failing health 3 years, and had been treated by a physician Monday.

            Mr. Alford was born June 24, 1870, in Liberty Mills, Wabash county, the daughter of Michael and Elma J. Abbott Howe. She was married to James E. Alford June 4, 1904, in Goshen, and they came to Elkhart shortly afterward. He died here Oct. 29, 1937.

            Surviving are two foster daughters, Mrs. W.H. (Evelyn) Schult of Elkhart and Selma L. Alford, at home, and a grandchild, Lillian Schult.

            Friends may call at the Meyer funeral home, 216 West High, beginning Wednesday at 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Meyer home at 2 p.m. Thursday in charge of the Rev. W.B. Elliott of the Free Methodist church. Burial will be in Grace Lawn cemetery.

 

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

 

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ETHEL MAE ALFORD HARMON

 

EVENING STAR

Franklin, Johnson Co., IN—Tuesday, 25 November 1958

 

ETHEL M. HARMON, OWNER OF LOCAL FIRM; DIES TODAY

 

            Mrs. Ethel Mae Harmon, one of Franklin’s prominent business women and owner of the Double Cola Bottling Company, died Tuesday morning !at 10:10 o’clock in the Johnson County Memorial Hospital.

            Mrs. Harmon had been ill for ten weeks and when her condition became critical Nov. 15, she was admitted to the hospital.

            Funeral services have been set for 10 o’clock Thursday morning and will be in the Vandivier-Parsley Funeral Home, Dr. John F. Williams, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, is to be in charge of the service and burial will take place in Greenlawn cemetery….

 

NATIVE OF COUNTY

 

            The daughter of the late Samuel P. and Susie Lay Alford, Mrs. Harmon was born Sept. 3, 1892, at Bargersville. She had attended the Franklin schools and was graduated from the local high school in 1910.

            She became the bride of Ralph Harmon at Greenwood on Nov. 23, 1910, and they made their home in Franklin.

            Mrs. Harmon and her husband began their Double Cola Bottling Company in Franklin 44 years ago and after the death of Mr. Harmon in June 1941, Mrs. Harmon had continued to operate the business with the help of her two nephews.

            Her entire life had been spent in and around Franklin. Mrs. Harmon was a member of the First Presbyterian church, Franklin chapter Order of the Eastern Star and the’ American Bottlers of Carbonated Beverage.

            Her survivors are the two nephews, Richard Alford and Ralph Alford, of Franklin.

 

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Photo from Greenlawn Cemetery, Franklin, Johnson Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mark McCrady

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her father, Samuel P. Alford; and brother Virgil James Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Ethel Mae 1892 IN1, Samuel P. 1864 KY2, John Dalton 1836 KY3, Payton H. 1808 KY4, John 1782 VA5, Jacob 1757 VA6, James 1715 VA7.

 

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ETHEL PANSY ALFORD LOYD

 

INDIANAPOLIS NEWS

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Friday, 7 March 1941

 

WASHINGTON—Mrs. Ethel Alford Loyd, age fifty one, wife of Herbert Loyd, Washington, is dead here. Rites will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at the Wesley Memorial church with burial in Oak Grove.

            Surviving, besides the husband, are the mother, two sons, two sisters, including Mrs. Bertha Colbert, Indianapolis, and a brother.

 

Photo from Oak Grove Cemetery, Washington, Daviess Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, James Cowin

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, James Perry Alford and Susan Gilmore Alford; and sisters Grace Alford Holtzclaw and Mary Bertha Alford Colbert in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her half-sister Martha L. “Mattie” Alford Trotter Neal in Illinois Obituaries; and of her half-sister Susan Frances Alford Wagoner Wright in Tennessee Obituaries.

            From IN Deaths: Ethel Pansy Lloyd was born 21 Nov 1889 in Daviess Co., IN, daughter of James P. Alford and Susan Gilmore. She died 6 March 1941 in Washington, Daviess Co., IN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Ethel Pansy 1889 IN1, James Perry 1842 IN2, William 1794 VA3, John 1768 VA4, Thomas 1736 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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ETTA TEST ALFORD

 

KOKOMO TRIBUNE

Kokomo, Howard Co., IN—Wednesday, 9 September 1942

 

            Mrs. Etta Alford, widow of Tillman Alford, former member of the Frankfort [Clinton Co.] police department, died at the McKinsey Nursing home here early Tuesday morning [September 8] after a years’ illness with paralysis.

            A resident of the city more than 50 years, she is survived by a foster daughter, Mrs. Frances Lucas of Frankfort.

            The body was taken to the Aughe and Son mortuary pending arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband’s mother, Sarah F. Gill Alford, in this compilation.

            From AAFA’s Corrington L. Alford Collection, Section 10: “Tilghman A. Alford … was born at Zionsville, Indiana, Mar. 13, 1859 and by occupation a stock dealer. He married Miss Etta Test, June 14, 1881. They reside at Frankfort, Indiana.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s lineage: Tilghman A. 1859 IN1, John Tennyson 1822 NC2, John 1786 PA3.

 

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EVA ESTEL MCCLONEY ALFORD SEIGEL

 

DAILY REPORTER

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Saturday, 3 March 1956

 

FORMER RESIDENT OF COUNTY PASSES AWAY

 

            Mrs. Eva Allford Seigel, age 69, of Indianapolis, died suddenly in an Indianapolis hospital at 11 o’clock Friday morning [March 2].

            She had lived at Mohawk [Hancock Co.] going to Indianapolis for residence several years ago.

            Surviving are two children, Charles Allford and Mrs. Cleo McKeeman, and a number of other relatives in this community.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a. m. Tuesday from the Nazarene Church at Mohawk…. Friends may call at the J.C. Wilson Funeral Home after 6 p.m. Saturday.

 

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Photo from Mount Comfort Cemetery, Mount Comfort, Hancock Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, T. R. Girt

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her first husband, Samuel Justice Alford; and children Anna Mae Alford McKeeman and Charles Max Alford in this compilation.

 

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EVA VIOLA STAFFORD ALFORD

 

COURIER & PRESS

Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN—Wednesday, 6 June 2001

 

WASHINGTON [Daviess Co.], IN—Eva V. Alford, 89, died Monday, June 4, 2001, at Jasper Memorial Hospital [Jasper, Dubois Co., IN]. Services were held at Pondexter-Hall and McClure Funeral Home with burial following in Sugarland Memory Garden.

            Surviving are three daughters, Lenora Hart of Washington, Carolyn Traylor of Otwell, and Cheryl Price of Washington; a sister, Lena Martin of Washington; and four grandchildren.

            Her husband, Dale, died in 1998.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eva V. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 20 Apr 1912, last residence Washington, Daviess Co., IN.

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

 

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EVALINE K. SCOTT ALLFORD

 

DAILY REPORTER

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Saturday, 25 May 1935

 

 

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MUNCIE STAR

Muncie, Delaware Co., IN—Sunday, 26 May 1935

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Harvey Lewis Allford; and sons Chester Earl Alford and Kenneth Scott Allford in this compilation.

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

 

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EVALYN MARIE WYNN ALLFORD

 

DAILY BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Wednesday, 14 August 1968

 

            Mrs. Evalyn Allford, 52, wife of Leslie C. Allford, 1607 Magnolia Dr., South Edgewood, expired at 2:15 p.m. Tuesday [August 13] at St. John’s Hospital following an illness of several years.

            An employe of Plant 10, Delco-Remy Division, for 28 years, she was a member of the Pendleton United Methodist Church; Order of the Eastern Star No. 154; Bethesda Shrine No. 11; Amarantha No. 18 and the Chatterbox Club, all of Anderson.

            Born June 8, 1916 in Ingalls, she was a daughter of William and Hattie Hall Wynn, and had resided in this area most of her life.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at the Baker Brothers Funeral Home with the Rev. O.A. Manifold of the Huntington United Methodist Church presiding. Burial will be in the Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Evalyn Allford (SS# issued in IN) was born 8 June 1916 and died _____ Aug 1968, last residence Anderson, Madison Co., IN.

            See the obituary of her husband, Leslie Carl Allford, in this compilation.

 

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EVAN THOMAS HALFORD

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Thursday, 14 June 2007

 

Oct. 1, 1991 - June 13, 2007

 

SOUTH BEND—Evan Thomas Halford, 15, died following an illness on Wednesday, June 13, in his home.

            Survivors include his parents, Thomas and Joan (Biggs) Halford; maternal grandparents, Dr. Donald and Mary Louise Biggs of Evansville; and paternal grandmother, Mary Jo Halford of Kokomo.

            Services will be at noon on Sunday in Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Road....

 

In another article:

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Wednesday, 31 October 2007

 

EVAN HALFORD: HE TRIED TO MAKE EACH DAY COUNT

By Bill Moor

 

            Evan Halford had a scar down his forehead, a scalp that wouldn’t grow hair and a stutter that tripped him up occasionally. He knew he was different—and that didn’t bother him one bit. “One of his favorite sayings was ‘I love being me,’” says Evan’s father, Tom Halford. “He was an inspiration for everyone who met him.” To the very end.

            Evan, a Clay High School student, died June 13 of a rare form of cancer—primitive neuroectodermal tumors (PNET)—at the age of 15. He had survived that same disease when he was 2-1/2, undergoing surgery, chemo, a bone marrow transplant and radiation.

            Evan embraced life after that. “He often would say, ‘This is the best day of my life,’” says his mother, Joan Halford. And he meant it. So it only seemed right that on Oct. 1—which would have been Evan’s 16th birthday—his parents went out and celebrated his life. “We tried to make it a joyous occasion,” Joan says. “And on the way home (from dinner), I rolled down the windows of the car and cranked up Eric Clapton’s song ‘Layla,’” Tom adds. “Evan always loved his classic rock. And so I said, ‘Evan, this is for you.’” Tom could almost hear his son’s enthusiastic laugh.

            That was on the first day of this month. On this last day of October—Halloween—the Halfords are also honoring their only child, while helping others in the process. They have recruited several dozen students—both at Clay High and Clay Intermediate Center—to raise money for the Evan Halford Memorial Foundation. Donations will provide financial assistance to families who have a child with cancer by helping with daily living expenses and funeral costs. “So people, especially in the Clay area, may see the canisters with Evan’s picture on it during the Halloween hours,” Tom says.

            The Halfords can’t think of a more appropriate way of honoring their son. “He always made people feel good,” Joan says. “He gave them energy and made them feel appreciated and loved.” It was fun to hang out with Evan, especially on Friday nights, which he called “my night.” That’s when he and friends would often gather down in the family room with soft drinks and pizza while playing music and video games. “And when the Papa John’s pizza came, he always had this ritual of smelling it and then kissing his fingers as if it were the best meal he could ever have,” Tom says.

            Evan embraced all the little things in life and tried to take the big events in stride. He suffered through his sickness as a 2-1/2-year-old and thought he had the cancer beat. But in May 2006, it came back. He was 14 and an eighth-grade honor student at Clay Intermediate.

            “Evan always was a resilient kid,” his dad says. “He went though surgery and chemo again, but still made it to his middle school graduation.” He also tried so hard to have a normal freshman year at Clay High School, but, more times than not, he had to be home-schooled as the cancer kicked in.

            When the end of his life was near, many of his friends would come over and sit with him. Evan’s buddy Connor Sullivan skipped school one day to be with Evan, and Richard Porter may have received Evan’s last high five.

            “I was with him when he passed away,” Tom says. “He tried to grip my hand–much like a newborn child would–and I could tell that he knew I was there.” He had battled his disease with both courage and grace.

            “At one point, Evan did say to me, ‘What was the purpose for my life?’” Tom says. That’s not easy to put in words. But the smile that Evan put on faces will always be a special memory. And now the foundation carrying his name will not only help other families who have children with cancer, but it will also keep his spirit alive. That’s a nice legacy for a young man–who tried to make every day the best one of his life.

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How to help: For more information on the Evan Halford Memorial Fund, visit his Web site at rememberevan.org.…

 

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Photo from Saint Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Grainger, St. Joseph Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, C & Y Zinn-Haines

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Evan T. Halford (SS# issued in IN) was born 1 Oct 1991, last residence not listed.

 

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EVELYNE DELORIS THOMAS ALFORD

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—30 November 2011

 

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Jan. 17, 1932 - Nov. 25, 2011

 

SOUTH BEND—Evelyne D. (Thomas) Alford, 79 years old, passed away on Friday, November 25, 2011, at Parkview Memorial Hospital in Fort Wayne, IN.

            She was born January 17, 1932, in South Bend, IN, to the late David Thomas Sr. and Dora (Ballentine) Thomas. Evelyne was united in marriage in 1962 in South Bend, IN, to Clyde Lee Alford, who survives. They have 3 adult children, Stephanie Denise Thomas, Clyde Christopher Alford and Leslie Evelyne Alford.

            Evelyne is survived by a brother, David Thomas Jr. of San Francisco, CA; sister, Lucille Thomas of South Bend; 5 sisters-in-law, Ruth Thomas of South Bend, Delores Sledge-Campbell (William) of South Bend, Joan Baber of Lancaster, CA, Dorothy Vaughn of Los Angeles, CA, Janice Marable of South Bend; and 1 brother-in-law, Bishop Donald L. Alford (Mary) of South Bend. In addition, Evelyne is survived by many loving nieces, nephews, ‘adopted’ children and grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, David and Dora (Ballentine) Thomas Sr.; 1 brother, Albert Russell Thomas; and 3 sisters, Ann Brown, Ethel Mae Milton and Juanita Thomas.

            Services will be 11:00 am Thursday, December 1, 2011, at Greater Progressive Baptist Church, 2215 John Street, Fort Wayne, IN, with calling 1 hour prior, and 12:00 pm Saturday, December 3, 2011, at Olivet AME Church, 719 N. Notre Dame Avenue, South Bend, IN, with calling 1 hour prior. Alford’s Mortuary of South Bend will handle all arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

 

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EVERETT DEAN “AL” ALFORD

 

PLAIN DEALER

Wabash, Wabash Co., IN—Monday, 16 December 2002

 

            Everett Dean “Al” Alford, 62, 2091 S. CR 975E, Peru [Miami Co.], died on December 12, at his home.

            He was born on March 16, 1940, in Franklin County to Harold W. and Dorothy Evans Alford. His mother survives in Wabash.

            Mr. Alford was a millwright, retiring from Delco, Kokomo. He had also worked at the Kokomo Chrysler Transmission plant. He was a 1958 graduate of Noble High School in Wabash County and served three years in the Indiana National Guard.

            In addition to his mother, he is survived by one daughter, Cynthia (Brian) Younce of Wabash, and three grandchildren, Aaron M. Smith, Ashley P. Younce, and Justin T. Younce, all of Wabash.

            Services [will be] held on December 18 at Grandstaff-Hentgen Manchester Avenue Chapel in Wabash. Burial was in Huff Cemetery.

 

Photo from Huff Cemetery, Roann, Wabash Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Richard Earl Post, Sr.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (12 Dec 2002) dates of Everett D. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Peru, Miami Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Harold William Alford and Dorothy Evans Alford, in this compilation.

 

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FANNIE ALFORD KETCHAM SCHEMMERHORN

 

Source unknown

St. Joseph Co., MI—Thursday, 28 March 1907

 

            Will Ketcham and Fred Carnes, both of whom were born here and moved away when 4 or 5 years old, have been here this week, guests of the former’s father, James Ketcham. Mr. Ketcham is one of the regular army stationed in the Philippine Islands, and is home on furlough. Mr. Carnes is an operator in the employ of the Western Union at Des Moines, Iowa, where his mother also resides.

            Mr. Ketcham came from the Islands because of cablegram announcement of the serious illness of his mother (Fannie Alford,) who died at Anderson [Madison Co.], Ind., [Wednesday] March 20, 1907, a week ago yesterday and was buried Monday, the following particulars of which we find in an Anderson newspaper:

 

            “The funeral services for Mrs. Fannie Schemmerhorn, wife of Rural Mail Carrier S.H. Schemmerhorn, will be held at the residence, 607 Central Avenue, Park Place, at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon. Monday morning the remains will be taken to Hudson [Lenawee Co.], Mich., her old home for burial. Mrs. Schemmerhorn was 44 years old and died Wednesday noon after a protracted illness. She was very popular and had many friends.”

 

            The funeral was attended by the son and Mr. Carnes, and also by the latter’s mother, (Flora Alford), sister of the deceased.

 

AAFA NOTES: This obituary was posted to the St. Joseph, MI, message board on Ancestry with the statement that it was from the papers of Geneva Smith.

 

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FAYE ELLEN LANCASTER ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Monday, 24 July 2006

 

            Faye Ellen Lancaster Alford 89, of Fortville [Hancock Co.], passed away Sunday, July 23, 2006 at her home. She was born on August 9, 1916 to the late Clifford and Leona (Tuttle) Lancaster. Mrs. Alford was born in Fortville and lived there all her life.

            She was a 1934 graduate of Fortville High School, and was also a member of the Fortville Eastern Star #149 and the Fortville Brotherhood & Sisterhood.

            She is survived by her son, Mick Alford of Fortville; daughter, Jill (Jon) Wilson of Pendleton; son, Jack (Pam) Alford of Plainfield; son, Jeff Alford of Whiteland; daughter-in-law, Karen Alford of Indianapolis; 15 grandchildren; 2 step-grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; 3 step-great-grandchildren; 2 step-great-great-grandchildren; and several cousins.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert B. Alford; son, Bill Alford; and daughter-in-law, Barbara (Manship) Alford.

            Visitation will be on Tuesday, July 25 from 5-9 p.m. at Seals Funeral Home, Fortville. Graveside services will be held on Wed., July 26 at 11:00 a.m. at Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Riley Hospital for Children.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Faye E. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Fortville, Hancock Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Robert Bennie Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and children Billy Joe Alford, Jill Alford Wilson, and Michael “Mick” Alford in this compilation.

 

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FLORENCE E. ALFORD ARTHUR

 

Source unknown

Wabash Co., IN—_____ April 1997

From Miscellaneous Wabash County, Indiana Obituaries – 1997

 

            Florence E. Arthur, 79, of 115 W. Lakeside Dr., North Manchester, died Saturday, April 26, 1997 at her home.

            She was born Dec. 28, 1917 in Franklin County, IN to Harry and Sylvia (Belangee) Alford.

            She was an office secretary for 21 years at McCoy & Douglas, Inc.

            There are no immediate survivors; two brothers preceded her in death.

            She was a member of the Church of the Open Bible, Indianapolis, IN, the Women of the Moose, and the Eagles Auxiliary, both of North Manchester.

            Graveside service was held Tuesday, April 29, 1997 at the IOOF Cemetery, LaFontaine, IN…. DeLaughter-McKee Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.

 

Photo from La Fontaine IOOF Cemetery, La Fontaine, Wabash Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, “v f”

Photo posted 23 June 2012

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Florence E. Arthur (SS# issued in IN) was born 28 Dec 1917, last residence North Manchester, Wabash Co., IN.

            See the obituary of her brother Harold William Alford in this compilation.

            Her parents are also buried in the IOOF Cemetery in LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery: Harry Alford, 20 Aug 1889–20 March 1966, son of John and Melinda; and Sylvia Alford, 29 Aug 1892–1972.

 

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FLORENCE HOOKER ALFORD

 

DAILY REPORTER

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Monday, 19 May 1958

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Joseph L. Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and daughter Josephine May Alford Narvell in this compilation.

 

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FLOSSIE E. BIXLER ALFORD

 

COMMUNITY SHOPPER

Fortville, Hancock Co., IN—Sunday, 11 November 1990

 

NOBLESVILLE—Flossie E. Alford, 81, of Noblesville died Sunday in Riverview Hospital at Noblesville.

            She was born in Fortville and lived most of her life in Hamilton County. She was a member of Fortville United Methodist Church and attended First Church of the Nazarene at Noblesville.

            Her husband, Roy Alford, died in 1969.

            Services are scheduled 10 a.m. Wednesday at Randall & Roberts Funeral Home, 1150 Logan St. Noblesville…. Burial will be in Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Flossie E. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 23 March 1909, last residence not listed.

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

 

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FLOSSIE FERN ALLFORD KINSEY

 

DAILY REPORTER

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Monday, 23 November 1970

 

ILLNESS FATAL TO MRS. KINSEY

 

            Mrs. Flossie F. Kinsey age 75 years, of Rt. 2 Greenfield, died at 2:20 a.m. Monday in Hancock Memorial Hospital following a short illness.

            Born in Hancock County, Jan. 18. 1895, the daughter of Shelton and Effie Roberts Allford, Mrs. Kinsey had lived the greater part of her life in Hancock County with the exception of 15 years when she resided at Wanamaker. She was a member of the Maxwell United Methodist WSCS.

            Her husband. Cecil Kinsey, preceded her in death in 1959.

            Surviving are two children, Mrs. Glen (Georgia) Holliday of Rt. 1 Wilkinson and Robert E. Kinsey of Maxwell; four grandchildren.

            Two children and one brother are deceased.

            Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday from the Pasco Memorial Mortuary with interment in Orchard Hill Cemetery at Wanamaker.…

 

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Photo from Orchard Hill Cemetery, Wanamaker, Marion Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, IndyScot

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Shelton Allen Allford and Effie Leora Roberts Allford; and brother William Clarence “Mack” Alford in this compilation.

            Her middle name is from her Find A Grave memorial.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her ALLFORD lineage: Flossie Fern 1895 IN1, Shelton Allen 1868 IN2, Samuel 1837 IN3, John Lambert 1802 VA4, John [ALFORD] 1773 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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FLOYD EUGENE “GENE” ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Sunday, 22 April 2001

 

 

Photo from Anderson Memorial Park, Anderson, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Sitler

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Floyd E. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 7 Apr 1921, last residence Anderson, Madison Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Beulah Mae Bradberry Alford—her maiden name is misspelled in Floyd’s obituary; parents, Kenneth Scott Allford and Alma E. Deshong Hiday Allford Pike; brother Harvey James Alford; and half-sister Helen L. Alford in this compilation.

            From IN Births: Floyd Eugene Alford was born 7 Apr 1921 in Green, Hancock Co., IN, son of Kenneth Scott Alford and Alma Elnora Deshong.

            From SSACI: Floyd Eugene Alford was born 7 Apr 1921 in Willow Branch, Hancock Co., IN, son of Kenneth S Alford and Alma E. Deshong.

            From IN Deaths: Floyd E. Alford’s death certificate says he was born 7 Apr 1921 in Willow Branch, Hancock Co., IN, son of Kenneth Scott Alford and Alma Eleanor Deshong, He died 21 Apr 2001 at his home in Anderson, Madison Co., IN, of a “single gunshot wound.”

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

            Floyd’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Floyd Eugene 1921 IN1, Kenneth Scott [ALLFORD] 1890 IN2, Harvey Lewis 1852 IN3, John Lambert 1802 VA4, John [ALFORD] 1773 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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FLOYD MALCOLM “SAM” ALFORD

 


Freshman photo, The Washingtonian, 1932 yearbook, Washington High School, Washington, Daviess Co., IN

 

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-LEADER

Springfield, Greene Co., MO—Saturday, 1 August 1998

 

WASHINGTON [Daviess Co.], Ind.—Floyd “Sam” Alford, 83, Washington, Ind., passed away at 7:51 a.m. Thursday, July 30, 1998, in the Daviess County Emergency Room.

            Sam was born in Martin County, Ind., on Sept. 15, 1914, to John and May (Burress) Alford. He graduated from Washington High School. Sam married Blanche Reister on June 15, 1935. He worked as a brickmason and was a basketball and sports enthusiast. Sam was a member of the First Baptist Church and of the Bricklayers Union.

            He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

            He is survived by his wife, Blanche, of the home; two sons, Sam Alford, Springfield, Mo., and Scott Alford, Plano, Texas; two grandsons, Steve and Sean Alford; and four great-grandchildren.

            Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 3, 1998, in Gill Chapel, Washington, Ind.... Burial will be in Sugarland Memory Gardens....

 

In another article:

 

Source unknown

Daviess Co., IN—_____ August 1998

From Miscellaneous Daviess County, Indiana Obituaries – 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

(July 30, 1998)

 

            Floyd “Sam” Alford, 83, 115 Mill St., died in the Daviess County Emergency Room Thursday at 7:51 a.m.

            The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Gill Chapel…. Interment will be at the Sugarland Memory Gardens….

            He was born on Sept. 15, 1914 in Martin County to John and May (Burress) Alford. He married Blanche Reister on June 15, 1935 and she survives.

            Alford was brickmason and basketball and sports enthusiast. He was educated at Washington High School. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and Bricklayers Union.

            Also surviving are two sons, Sam Alford, Springfield, Mo. and Scott Alford, Plano, Texas; two grandsons and four great-grandchildren.

            He was preceded in death by a brother and a sister.

 

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Photo from Sugarland Memory Gardens, Washington, Daviess Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jon Rice

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Floyd M. Alford (SS# issued in IN).

            See the obituaries of his wife, Blanche Marie Riester Alford; mother, May E. Burress Alford; and brother Dale B. Alford in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Floyd Malcolm alfod was born 15 Sept 1915 [different than other records] in Loogootee, Madison Co., IN, son of John W. Alford and May Burress.

            We have been asked since this Alford effort got underway if we knew the lineage of Steve Alford, college basketball star in Indiana and college coach. Now we know: He is the grandson Steve in this obituary.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Floyd Malcolm “Sam” 1914 IN1, John Westley 1876 IN2, George Hoge 1842 VA3, Charles 1801 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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FRANCES CLIFT ALFORD MULLEN PATRICK

 

PALLADIUM-ITEM

Richmond, Wayne Co., IN—Friday, 7 January 1977

 

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Photo from Riverside Cemetery, Cambridge City, Wayne Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, irish roots

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frances Patrick (SS# issued in IN) was born 18 Feb 1905 and died _____ Jan 1977, last residence Cambridge City, Wayne Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Joseph Isaiah Edmund Alford and Delita Catherine Clift Alford; and siblings Alberta Mae Alford Shutz, Hazel Laverne Alford McKee, Justice Edmond “Judd” Alford, and Mary Ethel Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Wayne Vinton Alford in Arizona Obituaries.

            Her first husband was Floyd Earl Mullen, 1895–1939 [Find A Grave].

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Frances Clift 1905 IN1, Joseph Isaiah Edmund 1871 IN2, Joseph A. 1844 OH3, Andrew 1816 VA4, Henry 1778 VA5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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FRANCES LOUISE ALFORD MASAITIS CORDINE

AAFA #0976

Mother of Susan Annette Masaitis Stanfield, AAFA #0994; Gerald Masaitis, AAFA #0977; and Eric Cordine, AAFA #0978

Sister of Azelina Patricia Alford Collins, AAFA #0523

 

Frances and her daughter Susan Stanfield

Photo from Susan Masaitis Stanfield, AAFA #0994

 

Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home

Fountain City, Wayne Co., IN—_____ February 2012

 

            Mrs. Frances Louise Cordine, 79, passed away on Saturday, February 11, at Golden Living Center Golden Rule [Richmond, Wayne Co., IN].

            She was born March 26, 1932 in Cantonment [Escambia Co.], Florida to Thomas Miles Alford and Anna Mae (Radford) Alford. She lived most of her life in Pensacola Florida before moving to Richmond [Wayne Co., IN] a year ago.

            Mrs. Cordine is survived by her daughter, Susan Stanfield; sons, Gerald Masaitis, John Cordine, Eric Cordine and Steven Cordine,

            Mrs. Cordine was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son, Michael Masaitis; and 15 brothers and sisters.

            Private services will be held by the family at a later date.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituaries of her parents, Thomas Miles Alford and Annie May Radford Alford, in Florida Obituaries; of her sister Azelina Patricia Alford Collins in Louisiana Obituaries; of her half-sister Minnie Alford Newell in Ohio Obituaries; of her half-sister Pearl P. Alford Pickron LaTella in Virginia Obituaries; and of her half-sister Victoria Alford Lee in Georgia Obituaries.

            Louise was the daughter of Thomas Miles Alford and his second wife, Annie May Radford. She married (1) Charles Wayne Masaitis, and (2) John Francis Cordine.

            Notes from Susan Stanfield: She was cremated and is buried in Whitmire Cemetery in Ferry Pass, Escambia Co., FL, beside her son and parents. The family held a wake during the week of her birthday to celebrate her life.

            In January 2021, a Find A Grave photographer reported that she could not find a marker for Frances in Whitmire Cemetery, Ferry Pass, Escambia Co., FL, and that there “were numerous graves without names.”

 

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Henry Miles Alford.

            Her lineage: Frances Louise 1932 FL1, Thomas Miles 1873 AL2, Richard Reddin 1843 AL3, Henry Miles 1815 SC4, Job 1763 NC5, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA8.

 

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FRANCES MARIE ALFORD COLEN

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Sunday, 16 November 2008

 

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LEBANON—Frances M. Colen, 85, of Lebanon, IN, formerly of South Bend, IN, died Friday morning, November 14, 2008, in the Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, South Bend.

            Mrs. Colen was born October 18, 1923, in Richardsville, KY, to the late Flonzo and Bessie Mae (Spears) Alford.

            She is survived by three daughters, Judy (Norman) Curran of Niles, MI, Diane (David) McGregor of Lebanon, IN, and Patricia (Dale) Bradberry of Mishawaka, IN; nine grandchildren, Tye (Jodi) Curran and Todd (Debbie) Curran, both of Niles, MI, Tim (Elizabeth) Curran of Vandalia, MI, Kevin (Russellen) Wilcox of Lebanon, Brian (Carrie) Wilcox of Indianapolis, IN, Karie (Ted) Caviglia of Orlando, FL, George Ward of Brooksville, FL, Karrie Hill of Indianapolis and Michelle McGregor of Columbia, NC; and 11 great-grandchildren.

            Mrs. Colen was a waitress for several restaurants in the South Bend area for many years. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star Chapter 2 and White Shrine Chapter 10 where she was a Past Worthy High Priestess. She loved to assemble puzzles and was an avid collector of Precious Moments Collectibles.

            She was a beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend and will be greatly missed by all.

            Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday, November 17th, in the Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Road, with Pastor Paul Wallace of Body of Christ Ministries officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Granger, IN. Friends may call from 2 to 7 p.m. today in the funeral home where a White Shrine memorial service will be held at 7:00 p.m….

 

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Photo from Saint Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Grainger, St. Joseph Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, C & Y Zinn-Haines

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Frances Marie Colen (SS# issued in IN), last residence Lebanon, Boone Co., IN

 

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FRANCES “NAOMI” BLANKENSHIP ROBINSON ALFORD

 

NEWS AND TRIBUNE

Jeffersonville, Clark Co., IN—Thursday, 29 March 2012

 

            A memorial service for Francis “Naomi” Blankenship Robinson Alford, 88, of Jeffersonville, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 31, at Legacy Funeral Center, Jeffersonville. She died Wednesday, March 28, 2012, at Clark Memorial Hospital.

            She was born May 27, 1923 in Meigs County, Tenn. She was retired from Kentucky Metal Products. She was a member of Parkwood Nazarene Church, Order of the Eastern Star Jeffersonville Chapter, AARP, the Senior Care program at Clark Memorial Hospital, TOPS and JUMP.

            She is survived by six children, Torchye Parsley and her husband, Kenneth, of Palmyra, Teena Halbig and her husband, Edward, of Louisville, Toni Rake, of Boca Raton, Fla., Teala Trent and her husband, Gary W., of Clarksville, Henry Alford Jr., of Louisville, and Ida Clarkson, of San Antonio, Texas; two sisters, Jewell Burkhardt, of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Gaye McGinnis, of North Carolina; one brother, Sam Blankenship and his wife, Shirley, of Evansville; nine grandchildren, Jimmy Parsley and his wife, Debbie, Faith Young and her husband, Mike, Denise McLaughlin and her husband, Jim, Jane Whobrey and her husband, David, Bobbi Finch (David Rainwater Jr.), Angie Chandler and her husband, Kris, David Clarkson, Douglas Clarkson, Henry “Hank” Alford III and his wife, Heather; 12 great-grandchildren, Scott, Brandon, Jamie, Chelsea, Mackenzie, Jimmay, Colin, Eric, Evan, Tyler, Corey, Cameron; and six great-great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by two husbands, W. Lloyd “Tennessee” Robinson, Henry Alford Sr.; her parents, W. Doyle and Lela Blankenship; and two sisters, Irene Milner and Wetona Ivy….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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FRANKLIN ALFORD

 

FREE PRESS

Elwood, Madison Co., IN—Friday, 24 February 1893

 

A SUDDEN DEATH

 

            This morning, Mr. Franklin Alford, of this city, who had been somewhat afflicted for sometime with asthma, died very suddenly from heart disease. Though ailing with asthma, yet no one thought of a fatal termination from other causes.

            He got up this (Thursday) morning, as usual, and is his custom, drank some hot water and had returned to the sitting room, made some remarks about the weather to his son-in-law, Mr. Berry, with whom he has made his home for two years or more, when he fell and expired immediately, aged seventy-seven years.

            Mr. Alford was a native of With [sic] county, Virginia, and came from there with his parents when but three years old and lived in Daviess county till last-June, when he came to Elwood with his youngest daughter, Mrs. Berry. He has been an active elder in the Christian church for fifty years, and was always prompt and punctual in his church duties. Where he has ever lived he was prominent; three of his sons were in the army of the union and died in the service of their country.

            His oldest living son, who was a member of the state senate for the year 1889—Hon and Rev. G.W. Alford, and is now pastor of the Christian church in Elwood; his youngest son now occupies the chair of mathematics in Purdue University. Of daughters, the youngest is the wife of C.J. Berry, of the firm of Smith & Berry, the older is Mrs. Minerva Donaldson, living on a farm near Loogootee, Ind. He was the father of seven children.

            His remains will be taken to Loogootee for the funeral and interment, to be laid beside those of his wife who died just two years and ten months ago to the very day.

 

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Photo from Goodwill Cemetery, Loogootee, Martin Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Julia Young

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his children Helen Alford Berry, Minerva Alford Donaldson, and Thomas Greene Alford; and brother Thomas Jefferson Alford Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son George Washington Alford in Kansas Obituaries.

            Franklin was the father of the three brothers killed in the Civil War (Lafayette, Wayne, and James Warren) who were the subjects of the book, The Alford Brothers: “We All Must Dye Sooner or Later”, by Richard Skidmore (Hanover, Ind.: Nugget Publishers, 1995).

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Franklin 1815 VA1, James 1791 VA2, John 1768 VA3, Thomas 1736 VA4, John 1696 ??5.

 

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FRANK EDGAR ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS NEWS

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—2 February 1898

 

            Died February 1, 1898, Frank E. Alford, age thirteen years, son of Fremont Alford. Funeral February 3, 2 p.m., at No. 2428 E. Tenth st.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, CKHoosier

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Fremont Alford and Sevilla “Villa” Brawley Alford; and siblings Harry Bert Alford, Luther Todd Alford, and Nora Gertrude Alford Blake Johnson in this compilation.

            The death date on his gravestone conflicts with the date in the obituary.

            His middle name is from Ancestry family trees.

            Frank’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Frank E. 1884 IN1, Fremont 1857 IN2, John Lambert 1802 VA3, John 1773 VA4, John 1732 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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FRANK ELLSWORTH ALFORD

 

ELKHART TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—7 September 1934

 

            Frank Ellsworth Alford, 73, well known retired grocer, died at his home, 611 South Seventh street, Thursday. Death was due to a stroke of paralysis suffered Aug. 30.

            He was born west of Waterford Sept. 15, 1861, and spent most of his life in this community. He was engaged in a number of business enterprises and conducted a grocery store before he retired.

            Mr. Alford was married Oct. 24, 1896, to Ellen T. Burns, of Buchanan, Mich., who survives with a son, James Donald Alford of Indianapolis.

            Funeral services will be held at 2:30 Saturday afternoon at the Herr funeral home…. Burial will be made in Oak Ridge cemetery.

 

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WAKARUSA TRIBUNE

Wakarusa, Elkhart Co., IN—13 September 1934

 

            Two Goshen men well known to many of our people died Thursday. George B. Slate, 70, president of the Western Rubber company, died three hours after suffering a stroke of apoplexy and Frank E. Alford, 72, died of a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Alford at one time was in the saw mill business at this place, and conducted a grocery store after leaving here.

            Funeral services for Mr. Slate were held Saturday and for Mr. Alford on the same day.

 

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Photo from Oakridge Cemetery, Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Ashton

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, James Melling Alford and Mary Jane Miller Alford; and sisters Ada Lillian Alford and Minnie O. Alford McGarvey in this compilation.

            Frank Ellsworth Alford was born 15 Sept 1861. He married Ellen Jane “Nellie” Burns, the daughter of Thomas Patrick Burns and Dora Ann Taylor.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Frank Ellsworth 1861 IN1, James Melling 1835 VA2, Robert 1805 VA3, Henry 1778 VA4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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FRANK LESLIE ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Monday, 30 May 1955

 

 

 

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INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Tuesday, 31 May 1955

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his second wife, Cleta Opal Clark Allen Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his father, William Daniel Alford; and brother Roy Edgar Alford in Illinois Obituaries; and of his first wife, Ruth C. Jewell Alford Freeny, in Ohio Obituaries.

            From IN Deaths: Frank L. Alford was born 24 Dec 1885 in Franklin, IL, son of William Alford and unknown mother. He died 29 May 1955 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            On Frank Leslie Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 32, born 24 Dec 1885. He is an accountant living in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN. His nearest relative is his sister Mrs. B.E. Asplund.

            From IN Marriages: Frank L. Alford, born 24 Dec 1895 [sic] in IL, son of W.D. Alford and Mary E. Speers, married Ruth C. Jewell, born 11 Oct 1893 in IN, daughter of Chas. A. Jewell and Ora Tanner, on 24 Sept 1918 in Clark Co., IN.

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

            His lineage: Frank Leslie 1885 IL1, William Daniel 1850 TN2, William Donald 1817 TN3, Charles 1790 NC4.

 

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FREDA MAY SUTTER GROVES KIRBY JONES ALFORD

 

DAILY LEDGER

Noblesville, Hamilton Co., IN—Friday, 27 December 1985

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Freda Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 17 Sept 1919 and died _____ Dec 1985, last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

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

            From IN Births: Freda May Sutter was born 17 Sept 1919 in Monroe, Jefferson Co., IN, daughter of Claude Sutter and Myrtle Gray.

            From IN Marriages: Freda Mae Groves, age 29 born 17 Sept 1919, married Richard Kirby on 5 Apr 1948.

 

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FREDERICK WALTER ALFORD

 

GREENFIELD REPUBLICAN

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Thursday, 21 April 1910

 

FATAL FALL FROM A CAR

WALTER ALFORD MEETS ALMOST INSTANT DEATH IN ACCIDENT LATE FRIDAY EVENING

 

            Walter Alford, forty-nine years old fell from a traction car in this city Friday evening [April 15] and died twenty minutes later from injuries sustained.

            Mr. Alford was a carpenter and contractor and at the time of his death was engaged in a contract for C.S. Towsend at Irvington. He was returning from his work on the car that arrives here about seven o’clock. Desiring to leave the car at Pratt street he left his place and walked to the rear and toward the steps that he might be ready to quickly leave the car. In reaching for the hand rails his left hand missed and he lost his balance, swinging about and falling, his head striking the brick pavement. The car stopped and every attention given the injured man by the crew and passengers, and neighbors, who hastened to the scene. Dr. Charles K. Bruner, the company’s surgeon, was summoned, and Morrison’s ambulance. Mr. Alford died before the ambulance reached his home.

            He leaves a widow and one child, Mrs. Nellie Wolf, of Memphis, Ind.

            The funeral was held at the residence, 125 Pratt street, Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by the Rev. L.J. Naftzer, pastor of the M.E. church.

 

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Photo from Park Cemetery, Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, G.G. Shelby

 

AAFA NOTES: From IN Deaths: Frederick Walter Alford died 14 Apr 1910 [different than obituary] in Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN. He was born 19 Jan 1861, son of John Alford and Margaret Merchant, both born IN. His wife was Hattie Alford.

            Frederick Walter’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Frederick Walter 1861 IN1 John H. 1939 VA2, James R. 1804 VA3, John 1773 VA4, John 1732 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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FREMONT ALFORD

 

From Men of Indiana in 1901 (Indianapolis, IN: The Benesch Publishing Company, 1901), p. 149

 

DAILY REPORTER

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Tuesday, 4 March 1930

 

            Representatives of the legal profession as well as many friends and relatives attended the funeral Tuesday afternoon of Fremont Alford, age seventy-two, former judge of the Marion county criminal court, who died Friday night [February 28]. Services were held at 2 p.m. at the Alford home, 2428 East Tenth street, with burial in Crown Hill cemetery. The Rev. Albert T. Howe, pastor of the Unity Methodist Protestant church, conducted the services. Students from the Indiana Law School, where Mr. Alford was a member of the faculty, were pallbearers, with associates on the faculty serving as honorary pallbearers.

            Memorial services were held by the Indianapolis Bar Association Tuesday at 11 a. m. in the criminal court room.

            Mr. Alford was born and reared in Hancock county. Mrs. Alonzo Smith and Mrs. Nancy Moore, of near Eden, are sisters.

 

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INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Sunday, 2 March 1930

 

 

FACULTY TO HONOR ALFORD AT FUNERAL

 

            Funeral services for Fremont Alford, 72 years old, former judge of the Marion county Criminal court and prominent for many years in legal affairs of Indianapolis, will be held at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon at his home, 2428 East Tenth street. Mr. Alford died at his home Friday midnight after an illness of several months.

            The Rev. Elbert T. Howe, pastor of the Unity Methodist Protestant Church, will conduct the services. Students of the Indiana Law school, of which Mr. Alford was a faculty member, will be active pallbearers, and members of the faculty will be honorary pallbearers. Burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery.

            Mr. Alford had played an outstanding part in the legal profession in Indianapolis approximately half a century. He retired from the criminal bench in 1907 after having served as judge twelve years. He was a graduate of Indiana Law school and was a member of its faculty twenty years.

            Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Sevilla B. Alford; two sons, Harry Bert Alford and L. Todd Alford; a daughter. Mrs. Gertrude Blake, and two sisters, Mrs. R.A. Smith of Indianapolis and Mrs. Nancy Moore of Eden.

 

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INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Saturday, 1 March 1930

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, CKHoosier

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Sevilla “Villa” Brawley Alford; children, Frank Edgar Alford, Harry B. Alford, Luther Todd Alford, and Nora Gertrude Alford Blake Johnson; father, John Lambert Allford Sr; and siblings David H. Allford, Harvey Lewis Allford, Nancy Jane Alford Moore, Rosetta Alford Smith, and Samuel Allford in this compilation.

            From IN Deaths: Fremont Alford, born 30 Dec 1857 in Hancock Co., IN, died 1 March 1930 [different than obituary] in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN. His wife is Sevilla Alford.

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

            Fremont’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Fremont 1857 IN1, John Lambert 1802 VA2, John 1773 VA3, John 1732 VA4, John 1696 ??5.

 

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FREMONT ALLEN ALFORD

 

DAILY BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Saturday, 15 June 1957

 

            Fremont A. Alford, 58, died at 3 p.m. Friday [June 14] at St. John’s Hospital where he had been a patient for five days.

            Mr. Alford was born in Madison County and had spent all of his life there.

            He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Mary Thomas, Indianapolis, and Mrs. Nancy Chapple, Anderson, and two brothers, John Alford, Anderson, and Ralph Alford, Pendleton.

            The body was taken to the Baker Brothers Funeral Home where friends will be received after 4 p.m. today. Services will be conducted Sunday at 1:30 p.m. at the funeral home by the Rev. Levi Lutton, pastor of the Peoples Church. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery at New Columbus.

 

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Photo from Mount Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Ovid, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Colleen Sanders Broyles

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his brothers John Harvey Alford and Ralph M. Alford in this compilation.

            His birth year on his gravestone is probably incorrect. Indiana Births lists the birth of _____ Alfred, male, on 11 Oct 1899 in Madison Co., the son of Wm. _____ and Emily Scott. On his 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he signed his name Fremont Allen Allford and said he was born 11 Oct 1899. He is age 7/12, born Oct 1899, on the 1900 (June 20) census. His first name is also apparently misspelled on his gravestone.

            The last name of some members of this family is spelled Allford in various records. Fremont’s parents are buried near him as Allfords.

            Fremont’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Fremont Allen 1899 IN1, William Perry 1865 IN2, Samuel 1837 IN3, John Lambert 1802 VA4, John 1773 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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GARNIE R. ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—28 May 2003

 

            Garnie R. Alford, 70, Indianapolis, died May 26, 2003. He worked for Marhoefer Packing Co. as a meat cutter for 17 years. He had also worked in construction….

            Services will be at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 29 in Conkle Funeral Home, Lynhurst Chapel…. Burial: Lincoln Memory Gardens, Whitestown.

            He was preceded in death by sons Stephen and Michael Alford.

            Survivors include his wife, Dorothy (Cole) Alford; daughters Judy Ohler and Helen Gruca; sisters Marena Gammons and Geneva Cole; 6 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Lincoln Memory Gardens, Whitestown, Boone Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marc Doty

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Garnie Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 4 Jan 1933, last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Ruby May Runner Alford; and siblings Marena Elene Alford Gammons and William E. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his siblings Geneva E. “Genny” Alford Cole and Junior A. “Ben” Alford in Kentucky Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Garnie R. 1933 ??1, Abner Jasper 1905 KY2, Abner Jasper 1865 KY3, William Thomas 1838 KY4, William 1804 VA5, William 1775 VA6.

 

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GEORGE E. ALFORD

 

RUSHVILLE REPUBLICAN

Rushville, Rush Co., IN—Monday, 20 August 1960

 

GEORGE E. ALFORD RITES ON TUESDAY

 

            George E. Alford, 84, a retired farmer, died at 7 p.m. Saturday [August 18] at his home in Buena Vista [Franklin Co.] after several years of failing health.

            He had spent most of his life in that community and was a member of the Buena Vista Christian Church.

            Mr. Alford was born in Franklin County on September 10, 1875, the son of William and Marjorie Pugh Alford.

            Survivors include the widow, Mrs. Lillie Wilkerson Alford; a daughter, Mrs. Flora Emsweller of Buena Vista; a brother, Frank Alford of Buena Vista; a sister, Mrs. Rhoda Hoffman of Brookville, a grandson and two granddaughters.

            Funeral rites will he conducted by the Rev. Glenwood Liston at the Buena Vista Christian Church at 2 p.m. Tuesday with burial in the Clarksburg Cemetery. Friends may call at any time at the late residence in Buena Vista. Moster and Sons Mortuary is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Clarksburg Cemetery, Clarksburg, Decatur Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mike Porter

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Lillie Wilkerson Alford; and siblings Benjamin Frank Alford, John R. Alford, Rhoda Alford Hoffman, and and Riley Thomas Alford in this compilation.

            His lineage: George E. 1875 IN1, William 1841 PA2.

 

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GEORGE H. ALFORD

 

GREENFIELD REPUBLICAN

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Thursday, 15 June 1911

 

FORMER CITIZEN DIES IN RICHMOND

GEORGE H. ALFORD, SPLENDID CITIZEN AND CIVIL WAR VETERAN SUCCUMBS TO DISEASE.

PLANNED HIS OWN FUNERAL

WILL BE HELD IN GRAND ARMY POST ROOM TUESDAY MORNING AT 10 O’CLOCK UPON THE ARRIVAL OF BODY AND FUNERAL PARTY FROM RICHMOND.

 

            George H. Alford, age 75 years, died Sunday morning [June 11] at Richmond [Wayne Co.], after an illness of several weeks, of dropsy and heart trouble.

            Mr. Alford was a former resident of this city until a few years ago, and was a most highly respected citizen. He was a member of Samuel Dunbar Post, G.A.R., of this city, and during the State Encampment at Richmond in May, several of his comrades visited him. Realizing that he could not recover, he made the arrangements for his funeral, and requested that it be held in the Post Room here in charge of the G.A.R.

            Sunday Oak S. Morrison, undertaker, received word that the body and funeral party would arrive here Tuesday morning at 9:10 o’clock. He delivered a letter of instruction from Mr. Alford to the G.A.R.

            Mr. Alford was born December 17, 1836.

            He leaves a widow and step-daughter, one sister, Josie Amick, and one brother, Addison Barrett, with many other relatives and friends.

            He was a member of Company G, Fifth Indiana Volunteer Cavalry. He enlisted August 16th and served three years during the Civil war. He was taken prisoner in 1863, and was in the terrible Andersonville prison, at Bell’s Island, Charleston and Florence, spending almost a year in these prisons, where thousands died of disease, exposure and starvation.

            Mr. Alford joined his regiment the second time after being released from prison, in May, 1865. Of the company to which he belonged there are only fourteen known to be living at this time. They are Almon Kiefer, George W. Duncan, Adam Hutton, John Kiger, John H. Duncan, James Hudson, Morris Fort, W.D. Fisher, Berry Johnson, Milton Morris, L.T. Johnson, who went out under Reuben A. Riley. There are only about fourteen members of this company now remaining out of a total of over two hundred with the recruits.

 

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GREENFIELD REPUBLICAN

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Thursday, 15 June 1911

 

ATTENDED ALFORD FUNERAL

 

            Among those from a distance attending the funeral of George H. Alford here Tuesday, were Josie A. Amick, a sister, and Addison Alford, a brother, of Wilbur; William Alford and wife, of Martinsville; James Wills, Dora Decker and son, Floyd, of Indianapolis Mrs. Daisy McCormick and Mrs. Anna Raesner, of Markleville; Mr. and Mrs. Noah Warder and George W. Baker, wife and daughter, of Richmond.

            Funeral services were held at the Alford home, 1107 Sheridan street, Richmond, Monday at 7 o’clock p.m., by the ladies of the G.A.R., followed with the G.A.R. services….

 

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HANCOCK DEMOCRAT

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Thursday, 15 June 1911

 

 

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Photos from Park Cemetery, Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Louise Reynolds

 

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Photo from Park Cemetery, Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the Traci’s Mom

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Phebe Leamon Alford; son William Edward Alford; mother Tobitha Swope Alford; and siblings Addison Alford and Louisa Josephine Alford Amick in this compilation.

            George was born in Monroe Co., VA, now WV.

            George’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: George H. 1836 VA1, James R. 1804 VA2, John 1773 VA3, John 1732 VA4, John 1696 ??5.

 

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GEORGE WASHINGTON ALFORD

 

FORT WAYNE JOURNAL-GAZETTE

Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN—Sunday, 30 May 1909

 

AGED RESIDENT IS DEAD

 

WARSAW, Ind., May 29—George W. Alford, aged seventy-eight, died here to-day. He was one of the oldest men in Kosciusko county. Among the surviving children is Mrs. Frank Long of Claypool.

            Heart trouble and dropsy caused the death.

 

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ELKHART DAILY REVIEW

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—Tuesday, 1 June 1909

 

            George W. Alford of Warsaw, father of James Alford of Elkhart, died last Saturday [May 29], aged seventy-eight years. He was city marshal of Warsaw for two terms a number of years ago and was at one time prominent in city and county affairs.

            He leaves eight children to mourn his loss, Mrs. Frank Long of Clapool, Mrs. Ida Hartsell of Larwill, Johnson and Morris Alford of Warsaw, Ed Alford of Minnesota, Mrs. Nettie Osborn of Evansville, James Alford of Elkhart and Elmer Alford of Michigan.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his children Adella Luetta Alford Long, James E. Alford, Joseph Elmer Alford, Mary Jeanette “Nettie” Alford Osborn, and Robert Morris Alford; parents, Robert Alford Sr. and Sarah Cart Alford; and siblings Benjamin C. Alford, Delilah Jane Alford Miller, Eleanor C. Alford Chalfant, James Melling Alford, Sarah Ann Alford Swart, and William A. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Edward Perry Alford in Michigan Obituaries; and his brothers Joseph F. Alford and Robert Alford Jr. in California Obituaries.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s Corrington Loyal Alford Collection, Fifth Section. From this document: “George W. Alford—He was born in Monroe County, Virginia about the year 1830 and by occupation a farmer. He married Miss Elizabeth Harry in 1852. She was born in Goshen, Indiana, May 29,1836. They reside at Warsaw, Indiana. They had eight children.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: George Washington 1830 VA1, Robert 1805 VA2, Henry 1778 VA3, John 1735 Ireland4.

 

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GEORGIA HELEN ALFORD HALL

Aunt of Clarence Lambert Alford, Jr., AAFA #1537

 

From Boone Funeral Home, Evansville, IN

 

COURIER & PRESS

Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN—Monday, 20 January 2003

 

            Georgia Helen (Alford) Hall, 84, died at 8:05 a.m. Sunday, January 19, 2003, at Angel River Health & Rehabilitation Center, Newburgh [Warrick Co.], Ind.

            Mrs. Hall retired from the State Highway Department as a secretary for many years. Helen was of the Methodist faith.

            She is survived by 2 sons and daughters-in-law, David A. and Madonna L. Hall of Newburgh, Ind., and Joe A. and Patricia L. Hall of Charlestown, R.I.; son, Delbert Hall of Boonville, Ind.; sister, Marjorie Mettle of Evansville, Ind.; brother, William Alford Jr. of Evansville, Ind.; 6 grandchildren, Shannon L. Kaye of Dallas, Texas, Shaun M. Hall of Boonville, Ind., Suzanne M. Jarvis of Newburgh, Ind., Christopher D. Hall of Folsomville, Ind., Jeremy D. Hall of Hopkinton, R.I., and Trisha D. Hall of Charlestown, R.I.; and 6 great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by a brother, Clarence Alford.

            Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 22, 2003, at Boone Funeral Home East Chapel 5330 Washington Avenue…. Entombment will be at Park Lawn Cemetery, Evansville, Indiana.

            …. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

 

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Photo from Park Lawn Cemetery and Mausoleum, Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donna Schauss

Helen is next to her mother in the mausoleum.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Helen A. Hall (SS# issued in IN) was born 14 Oct 1918, last residence Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Ada Lee Trogden Alford; and brother William Clay Alford Jr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Clarence Lambert Alford Sr. in California Obituaries.

            Her parents were William Clay Alford (1899–1982) and his first wife, Ada Lee Trogden (1897–1985).

            From Kentucky Birth Index, 1911–1999 (Ancestry): Georgia H. Alford was born 14 Oct 1918 in Daviess Co., mother’s name Ada Trogden.

            From IN Deaths: Georgia Helen Hall, divorced age 84, was born 14 Oct 1918 in Owensboro, KY, daughter of Bill Alford and Aldalee T. Trogden. She died 19 Jan 2003 in Newburgh, Warrick Co., IN.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John Alford & Lucy Bradley.

            Her lineage: Georgia Helen 1918 KY1, William Clay 1899 KY2, Joseph Clayton KY 18713, Josephus C. 1847 KY4, Joseph 1812 KY5, Achilles 1772 VA/NC6, John before 1750 VA7.

 

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GERALD R. ALFORD

Brother of Ruby Nell Alford Ballard, AAFA #0721

 

THE TIMES

Munster, Lake Co., IN—Tuesday, 29 April 1997

 

            Alford, Gerald R., 72, of Angola [Steuben Co.], Ind., passed away April 27. Retired from USS National Tube, Gary. Services at 1 p.m. today at Weicht Funeral Home Inc., 207 N. West St., Angola.

            Interment at Mount Zion Cemetery, Steuben Township, Steuben County, Ind.

 

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THE NEWS-SENTINEL

Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN—Wednesday, 28 April 1997

 

            Gerald R. Alford, 72, of Angola died Sunday at home.

            The Rutherford, Tenn., native retired in 1986 as a steelworker for U.S. National Tube in Gary after 35 years and was a veteran of World War II.

            Surviving are his wife, Mary; daughter, Debra Hoyer of Pleasant Lake; sons, Glenn of Angola and Ronald of Auburn; sisters, Sadie Degraffenreid and Ruby Ballard, both of Trimble, Tenn.; brothers, Ralph of Troy, Tenn., Robert of Jacksonville, Fla. and Larry of Sikeston, Mo.; half sister, Pauline Allison of Dryer, Tenn.; and six grandchildren.

            Services are 1 p.m. Tuesday in Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, where calling is 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. today. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery.

            Memorials are to DeKalb Memorial Hospice, Salem Township Volunteer Fire Department or Fairview Missionary Church building fund.

 

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Photos from Mount Zion Cemetery, Angola, Steuben Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, MFC

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gerald R. Alford (SS# issued by the Railroad Board) was born 26 Feb 1925, last residence Angola, Steuben Co., IN.

            See the obituary of his wife, Mary Ella Foster Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Marvin Ralph Alford in Tennessee Obituaries.

            Gerald was the son of Marvin Rice Alford and his third wife, Myrtle Edna Haley.

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

            His lineage: Gerald R. 1925 TN1, Marvin Rice 1889 TN2, James Thomas 1859 TN3, Thomas Jefferson 1825 TN4, William 1780 VA5.

 

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GERALDINE MARIE ALFORD FLEMING MOSLEY

 

[She died in NV, but we are also including her obituary here because of her close ties to IN.]

 

POST-TRIBUNE

Gary, Lake Co., IN—Sunday, 1 August 2010

 

GERALDINE ALFORD MOSELY Obituary

 

            Geraldine Alford Mosley was born October 11, 1943. She made her transition from time into eternity on April 17, 2010.

            Her parents, Jerry and Hortense Alford and older brother, James Alford, preceded her in death.

            Geraldine leaves to celebrate her life, a loving son, LaJoris (Carrie) Fleming of Las Vegas, NV; 2 devoted daughters, LaTunja (James) Fagin of Mesquite, TX, Yulanda (Slyvester) Brown of Griffith, IN; 4 grandchildren, JaKori Fleming of Las Vegas, NV, Destinee Nixon of Dallas, TX, Na’Vasia Fleming of Griffith, IN and Jaylon Fagin of Dallas, TX; her twin brother, Jerry (Stacy) Alford; 2 special cousins, Carol Price of Dallas, TX and Mariel Green of Gary, IN; a special sister-in-law, Maggie Mae of Gary, IN, special friends, Alice and Jewell both of Gary, IN and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends.

            A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, August 5, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Christ Baptist Church, 4700 East 7th Ave., Gary, IN.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Geraldine M. Mosley (SS# issued in IN), last residence Henderson, Clark Co., NV.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Jerry Alford Sr. and Hortense Lorena Rosemond Alford; and twin brother Jerry Alford Jr. in this compilation.

            From Indiana, Marriage Certificates, 1958-2005 (Ancestry): Geraldine Alford, age 19, married George Flemming on 15 May 19963 in Gary, Lake Co., IN.

            From Indiana, Marriage Certificates, 1958-2005 (Ancestry): Geraldine Marie Flemming, age 46, born in Bay Saint Louis, MS, daughter of Jerry Alford and Hortensa Alford, married Peter Mosley on 20 July 1989 in Gary, Lake Co., IN.

 

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GERTRUDE WHITESIDE ALFORD

 

DAILY REPORTER

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Wednesday, 25 July 1917

 

            A number from here attended the funeral of Mrs. Gertrude Alford, daughter of Mrs. Oliver Whitesides, at the Mt. Comfort Church Sunday afternoon. She was a member of the Baptist Church here and the Rev. Morris, of Irvington, conducted the service and the choir of the Baptist Church sang.

 

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

 

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GLADYS LAVERNA DENNIS ALFORD

 

Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home

Vevay, Switzerland Co., IN—17 May 2010

 

            Mrs. Gladys LaVerna (Dennis) Alford, age 74, of near Fairview, Indiana, entered this life on March 18, 1936, in Ohio County, Indiana, the daughter of McKinley & Esther C. (Richards) Dennis, both of whom preceded her in death. She was raised in Bear Branch [Ohio Co.] & was a 1954 graduate of Rising Sun High School & attended Franklin College. Gladys was united in marriage on June 29, 1957, in Columbus, Indiana, to Eslie Morris Alford & to this union arrived a daughter & four sons to bless their home. Gladys helped manage & run the family farm with her husband Eslie. Gladys was a former employee of the US Shoe Factory in Vevay & Osgood, Indiana. She was a former substitute teacher for the Switzerland County School Corporation. For the past 25 years, Gladys enjoyed traveling in her community as an Avon Sales Representative. Gladys was very active in the Switzerland County 4-H, where she was a leader & Fair Board member for 25 years. Gladys was raised in the Olive Branch Baptist Church at Bear Branch, Indiana.

            She will be remembered for her love of gardening & preparing wonderful meals for her family to enjoy. Gladys will truly be missed by her family, neighbors & community. Gladys died Sunday, May 16, 2010, at 9:44 am at her residence near Fairview, Indiana.

            Gladys will be lovingly remembered by her husband: Eslie Morris Alford of Fairview, Indiana; her sons: Dennis Alford & his wife: Debbie of Fairview, Indiana; DeWayne Alford & his wife: Cindy of Toledo, Ohio; Darrin Alford & his wife: Vickie of Fairview, Indiana; Daniel Alford of Akron, Ohio; her daughter: Dena Pope & her husband: Robert of Churubusco, Indiana; her grandchildren: Tonya, Dustin, Kayla, Travis, Brittany, Brian, Eric, Robby, Valerie, Somer & Mitchell; her great-grandchildren: Alexis, Bailey & Kylee; her sisters: Betty Williams of Osgood, Indiana; Leola Brinson of Cross Plains, Indiana; her brothers: Raymond Dennis of Bear Branch, Indiana; Lowell Dennis of Osgood, Indiana; several nieces & nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her parents: McKinley & Esther C. (Richards) Dennis.

            Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 11:00 am, by Rev. Patrick Lanman at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, 208 Ferry Street, Vevay, Indiana.

            Interment will follow in the Olive Branch Cemetery, Bear Branch, Indiana. Friends may call 5:00-8:00 pm, Wednesday, May 19, 2010, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home 208 Ferry Street Vevay, Indiana.

            Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society or the Olive Branch Baptist Church. Cards are available at the funeral home.

 

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MADISON COURIER

Madison, Jefferson Co., IN—18 May 2010

 

            Gladys LaVerna Dennis Alford, 74, of near Fairview, died Sunday, May 16, 2010, at her residence.

            She was born March 18, 1936, in Ohio County, the daughter of McKinley and Esther C. Richards Dennis. She was raised in Bear Branch. She was a 1954 graduate of Rising Sun High School and attended Franklin College. She helped manage and run the family farm with her husband and was a former employee of the U.S. Shoe factory in Vevay and Osgood. She was a former substitute teacher for the Switzerland County School Corp. For the past 25 years, she enjoyed traveling in her community as an Avon sales representative. She was active in the Switzerland County 4-H, where she was a leader and Fair Board member for 25 years. She was raised in the Olive Branch Baptist Church at Bear Branch. She enjoyed gardening.

            She is survived by her husband, Eslie Morris Alford, whom she married June 29, 1957; four sons, Dennis Alford of Fairview, DeWayne Alford of Toledo, Ohio, Darrin Alford of Fairview and Daniel Alford of Akron, Ohio; one daughter, Dena Pope of Churubusco; two sisters, Betty Williams of Osgood and Leola Brinson of Cross Plains; two brothers, Raymond Dennis of Bear Branch and Lowell Dennis of Osgood; 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces & nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her parents.

            The funeral was at Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Burial was in Olive Branch Cemetery in Bear Branch.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gladys L. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Vevay, Switzerland Co., IN.

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

 

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GLADYS MAE HAMBRICK SIGMON ALFORD

 

MADISON COURIER

Madison, Jefferson Co., IN—Monday, 19 July 2004

 

            Gladys Mae Hambrick Sigmon Alford, 72, of 9553 S.R. 62, Dillsboro, a former Vevay resident, died Sunday, July 18, 2004, in Lawrenceburg.

            She was born Nov. 11, 1931, in Carrollton, Ky., the daughter of Russell and Selena Geter Hambrick. She lived in Switzerland County for several years but had resided in Aurora for 18 years, then in Dillsboro for the past five years. She was a former employee of the U.S. Shoe Corp. in Vevay, working later for Sky Chef at the Cincinnati Airport and at Thatcher Glass as a selector. She was a member of the Quercus Grove United Methodist Church.

            Surviving are two daughters, Judy Wallace of Dillsboro and Janie Ammons of Greendale; two sons, Robert Michael Sigmon of Allensville and Dennis Sigmon of Greendale; one stepson, Curtis Alford of Lansing, Mich.; one brother, Robert Clark Hambrick, hometown not available; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Robert Edwin Sigmon, Oct. 4, 1976; her second husband, Edwin Earl Alford Jr., April 1, 2000; one sister, Kathleen Webster; four brothers, Bonnie Gene Hambrick, Russell C. Hambrick, Ira Hambrick and Edward Hambrick; and one grandson.

            Services will be at noon Thursday at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay, with burial in the Vevay Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

            Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the family. Cards are available at the funeral home.

            Online condolences may be sent to the family through the funeral home’s Web site guest book at www.haskellandmorrison.com.

 

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VERSAILLES REPUBLICAN

Versailles, Ripley Co., IN—Tuesday, 20 July 2004

 

            Gladys Mae (Hambrick) Sigmon Alford, 72, of Dillsboro, formerly of Vevay, died Sunday, July 18, 2004 in Lawrenceburg.

            She was born November 11, 1931 in Carrollton, KY, the daughter of Russell Hambrick and Selena (Geter) Hambrick. She married Edwin Earl Alford, Jr., [sic—should be Robert E. Sigmon ] on January 22, 1948 and he preceded her in death on October 4, 1976. She later married Robert E. Sigmon [sic—should be Edwin Earl Alford, Jr.] on September 29, 1980 and he preceded her in death on April 1, 2000.

            Survivors include two daughters, Judy Wallace and husband Cecil of Dillsboro, Janie Ammons and husband Joseph of Greendale; two sons, Michael Sigmon of Allensville; Dennis Sigmon of Greendale, one stepson, Curtis Alford of Lansing, MI, one brother, Robert Clark Hambrick; eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

            She was preceded in death by one grandson, William Joseph Henderson, one sister, Kathleen Webster, four brothers, Bonnie Gene Hambrick, Russell C. Hambrick, Ira Hambrick, Edward Hambrick and one daughter-in-law, Rose Sigmon.

            Mrs. Alford worked at US Shoe in Vevay and the Sky Chef at the Cincinnati Airport. She was also employed with Thatcher Glass as a selector for thirteen years. She was a member of the Quercus Grove United Methodist Church at Quercus Grove.

            Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 21, from 4-7 p.m. at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home, Vevay. Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 22 at 12 noon at the funeral home…. Burial will be in the Vevay Cemetery….

 

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Photo from Vevay Cemetery, Vevay, Switzerland Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, SimonH

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gladys M. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Dillsboro, Dearborn Co., IN.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Edwin Earl Alford, in this compilation.

 

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GLADYS MAY ALFORD LANDIS

 

CARROLL COUNTY COMET

Delphi, Carroll Co., IN—Wednesday, 21 June 1989

 

            Gladys M. Landis, 71, formerly of Rt. 1, Delphi, died at 2:35 p.m. June 17, 1989, at the Brethren’s Home, Flora, where she had resided the last five years.

            Born Sept. 25, 1917, in Marion County, she was the daughter of Stanley and Lela Trobaugh Alford. Her marriage was May 25, 1935, in Danville, Ill., to Robert M. Landis, who died Sept. 15, 1981.

            She was a member of Delphi United Methodist Church and a charter member of Modern Homemakers EH Club.

            Surviving are three sons, Robert C. Landis of West Lafayette, James A. Landis of Harford City, and Russell L. Landis of Delphi, one daughter, Debra Guckien of Camden; six grandchildren; one step grandson; and three great-grandchildren.

            Services were Tuesday at Horn Funeral Home…. Burial was in Masonic Cemetery, Delphi.

 

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Photo from Masonic Cemetery, Delphi, Carroll Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Dee Schlatter (aka Nynaeve@findagrave.com)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ June 1989) dates of Gladys Landis (SS# issued in IN), last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her mother, Lela Armina Trobaugh Alford, in this compilation.

            Her middle name is from her SSACI application.

 

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GLADYS VERA ALFORD FUNK

 

MUNCIE STAR

Muncie, Delaware Co., IN—Wednesday, 12 January 1994

 

            Gladys V. Alford Funk, 99, former co-owner of Coca-Cola Bottling Co. in Anderson and Muncie, died at her home in Fortville.

            Mrs. Funk, who was born in Fortville, was co-owner of the local Coca-Cola plants from 1934 to 1969. She was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Fortville, and Daughters of the American Revolution.

            Survivors include a nephew, Thomas C. Funk, Anderson; a niece, Jane Cain, Sheboygan, Wis.; and a great-nephew, Tom Lordell.

            Her husband, Galand V. Funk, died in 1962, and a son, Galand V. Funk, Jr., died in 1944.

            Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Thursday in St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Fortville…. Entombment will be in Elm Ridge Cemetery.

            Calling will be 4-8 p.m. today at Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville, where wake services will be held this afternoon.

            Memorials may be sent to American Heart Association.

 

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Photo from Elm Ridge Memorial Park, Muncie, Delaware Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, JudyS

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her father, Herbert Clarence Alford; and sister Thelma Alford Stears in this compilation.

            From Indiana, Marriages, 1780–1992 (FamilySearch.org): Gladys V. Alford, daughter of Herbert C. Alford and Myrtle Wyman [sic], married Goland Vinsent Funk [sic: Galand Vincent Funk], son of Clement Ehli Funk and Mary Jane Dearing Funk, in Hancock Co., IN, on 18 Sept 1920.

            The last name of some members of this family is spelled Allford in various records.

            Gladys’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so she has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Gladys Vera 1894 IN1, Herbert Clarence 1871 IN2, John Lambert 1835 IN3, John Lambert 1802 VA4, John 1773 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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GLENDALINE “GLENNIE” ALFORD

 

SOUTH BEND TIMES

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Friday, 1 April 1892

 

            Glendaline, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Alford, of Clay Township, died Wednesday morning at 5 o’clock, of inflammation of the bowels, aged 7 months and 28 days. The funeral took place Thursday at 10 o’clock, from the residence. Interment at the city cemetery.

 

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Photo from City Cemetery, South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Diana Brown

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, William A. Alford and Elizabeth McMichael Alford; and siblings Bertha Alford and Percy Alford in this compilation in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Glendaline 1891 IN1, William 1852 IN2, Robert 1805 VA3, Henry 1778 VA4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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GRACE ALFORD HOLTZCLAW

 

EVANSVILLE PRESS

Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN—Monday, 27 November 1967

 

WASHINGTON—Mrs. Grace Holtzclaw, 84. Funeral 10 a.m. Wednesday. Poindexter Funeral Home.

            Survivors include a son, James M. of Evansville.

 

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Source unknown

IN—_____ November 1967

Obituary

 

Photo from Ebenezer Cemetery, Washington, Daviess Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jon Rice

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, James Perry Alford and Susan Gilmore Alford; and sisters Ethel Pansy Alford Loyd and Mary Bertha Alford Colbert, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her half-sister Martha L. “Mattie” Alford Trotter Neal in Illinois Obituaries; and of her half-sister Susan Frances Alford Wagoner Wright in Tennessee Obituaries.

            From IN Marriages: George Holtzclaw, born 7 July 1882 in Daviess Co., IN, son of Francis Marion Holtzclaw and Martha Ann Stone, married Grace Alford, born 13 Sept 1883 in Knox Co., IN, daughter of James Perry Alford and Susan Gilmore, on 4 Oct 1909 in Daviess Co., IN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Grace 1883 IN1, James Perry 1842 IN2, William 1794 VA3, John 1768 VA4, Thomas 1736 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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GRACE EDITH STEVENS ALFORD

 

PALLADIUM-ITEM

Richmond, Wayne Co., IN—Sunday, 7 January 1945

 

 

Photo from Christian Union Cemetery, Garrett, De Kalb Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Hohn

 

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

            Marriage announcement:

 

RICHMOND ITEM

Richmond, Wayne Co., IN—Thursday, 10 September 1936

 

 

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GREGORY ANDREW ALFORD

 

Sophomore photo, Bear Tracks, 1980 yearbook, Northrup High School, Fort Wayne, IN

 

THE NEWS-SENTINEL

Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN—Wednesday, 22 March 2017

 

            Gregory Andrew Alford, 53, passed away Monday, March 13, 2017.

            Born in Fort Wayne, Gregory was a son of Stanley and Carolyn Alford. He was a 1982 graduate of Northrop High School and then graduated from Ivy Tech Community College with a welding degree. He worked at Transformations by Weiland and was very talented in woodworking.

            Surviving are his mother, Carolyn (Baker) Alford; brother, Rick (Pam) Alford; three nieces; one nephew; significant other, Jessi Kwascigroh; four aunts, three uncles, and his cat, Jack.

            He was preceded in death by his father, Stanley Alford.

            Memorial service is 3 p.m. Friday, March 24, 2017, at FairHaven Funeral Home, 6557 N. Clinton St., Fort Wayne….

 

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Fairhaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services

Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN

 

Full Name                   Gregory Andrew Alford

Date of Birth               Saturday, July 13th, 1963

Date of Death             Monday, March 13th, 2017

Place of Death            Fort Wayne, Indiana 46825

 

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

            See the obituary of his father, Stanley Richard Alford, in this compilation.

            His Find A Grave memorial states that he was cremated.

            From IN Marriages: Gregory Andrew Alford, age 25, son of Stanley and Carolyn Alford, married Linda Sue Ayers, age 31, daughter of Richard and Ester Graft, in Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN, on 20 May 1989.

            His lineage: Gregory Andrew 1963 IN1, Stanley Richard 1933 IN2, Leonard Henry 1908 IN3, Frank 1882 IN4, William 1841 PA5.

 

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HALLIE EDITH WILSON ALFORD

 

JOURNAL AND COURIER

Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN—Monday, 20 September 1976

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Vernon Crum Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Harold Wesley Alford in Massachusetts Obituaries.

 

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HAROLD WILLIAM ALFORD

 

THE NEWS-SENTINEL

Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN—25 April 1992

 

            Harold W. Alford, 71, of Silver Lake died yesterday [April 24] at Wabash County Hospital, Wabash. He was a farmer.

            Surviving are his wife, Mary; a son, Everett Dean of Walton; stepsons, Stephen Burk of Oklahoma and Dennis Burk of South Carolina; a brother, Roy of North Manchester; a sister, Florence Arthur of North Manchester; a grandchild; six stepgrandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

            Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at DeLaughter Mortuary, North Manchester, where calling is 2 to 8 p.m. tomorrow. Burial will be in IOOF Cemetery, La Fontaine.

 

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Photo from La Fontaine IOOF Cemetery, La Fontaine, Wabash Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, “v f”

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harold W. Alford (SS# issued by the Railroad Board) was born 5 Sept 1920 [different than gravestone] and died _____ Apr 1992, last residence Silver Lake, Kosciusko Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Dorothy Evans Alford; son Everett Dean Alford; and sister Florence E. Alford Arthur in this compilation. We included the obituary of his second wife, Mary Jean Alford, in South Carolina Obituaries.

            His parents are also buried in the IOOF Cemetery in LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery: Harry Alford, 20 Aug 1889–20 March 1966, son of John and Melinda; and Sylvia Alford, 29 Aug 1892–1972.

 

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HARRY BERT ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Wednesday, 8 June 1960

 

 

            Funeral services for Harry B. Alford, Republican city councilman who died yesterday morning [June 7] in Community Hospital, will be held at 2 p.m. Friday in Jordan Funeral Home. Entombment will be in Crown Hill Mausoleum.

            Mr. Alford, 73- years old, had been recuperating at home from a heart attack suffered about six weeks ago. He had re-entered the hospital Sunday for a check-up and was expected to be able to resume his council activities.

            A long-time political figure and lifelong resident here, Mr. Alford was Marion County Recorder from 1951 to 1958. Previously he was a bailiff in Superior Court, Room 2, for eight years. He was elected to his Council post last November. His home was at 2424 East 10th Street. Mr. Alford had been a Republican precinct committeeman 36 years and a ward chairman 29 years.

            A graduate of Central Business College and formerly a building contractor, he was a past president of the Brookside Civic League and a charter member of Centenary Christian Church. He also was a member of Centre Masonic Lodge, Murat Shrine, Brookside Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and the Apartment Owners Association.

            Survivors include a son, Robert F. Alford; a daughter, Mrs. Louise A. Hopper, and a sister, Mrs. Gertrude Johnson, all of Indianapolis, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Nadine Coles

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Fremont Alford and Sevilla “Villa” Brawley Alford; son Robert Fremont Alford; and siblings Frank Edgar Alford, Luther Todd Alford, and Nora Gertrude Alford Blake Johnson in this compilation. We included the obituary of his daughter Louise Alford Meyer Hopper in Kentucky Obituaries.

            Harry’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Harry Bert 1886 IN1, Fremont 1857 IN2, John Lambert 1802 VA3, John 1773 VA4, John 1732 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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HARVEY JAMES ALFORD

 

DAILY BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Monday, 10 January 1972

 

            Harvey J. Alford, 53, 3518 Gun Barn Rd., died at 1:30 p.m. Saturday [January 8] in his truck at 19th and Henry Streets. Police found him in his truck after a witness reported seeing the man collapse.

            Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Brown and Butz Funeral Home with Rev. Gerald M. Burnett of the North Christian Church, Markleville, officiating. Burial will follow in the Pleasant Walk Cemetery….

            Employed with the Wisconsin Knife and Bar Co., he had spent most of his life in this community. He was born in Mohawk. Alford was a member of UAW-CIO, 957.

            Surviving are the widow Marie (Pansy); three daughters, Mrs. Donald (Cappie) Wagner of Anderson, Mrs. Jerry (Sandra) Johnson of Markleville and Mrs. Everett (Karon) Ball of Eltora, Calif.; a son, James E. Alford of Anderson; two brothers, Floyd and Kenneth Alford, both of Anderson; nine grandchildren; three nephews and nine nieces.

 

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Photo from Pleasant Walk Cemetery, Anderson, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Colleen Sanders Broyles

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harvey Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 29 Sept 1918 and died _____ Jan 1972, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his daughters Cuba Captola “Cappie” Alford Wagner Bond and Sandra K. Alford Johnson; and parents, Kenneth Scott Allford and Alma E. Deshong Hiday Allford Pike; brother Floyd Eugene “Gene” Alford; and half-sister Helen L. Alford in this compilation.

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

            Harvey’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Harvey James 1918 IN1, Kenneth Scott [ALLFORD] 1890 IN2, Harvey Lewis 1852 IN3, John Lambert 1802 VA4, John [ALFORD] 1773 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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HARVEY LEWIS ALLFORD

 

HANCOCK DEMOCRAT

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Thursday, 22 February 1900

 

            Harvey L. Alford, living near Eden, died yesterday. His funeral takes place to-morrow and will be conducted by the Odd Fellows lodge.

 

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Photos from Cook Cemetery, Hancock Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Colleen Sanders Broyles

The large gravestone next to Harvey’s is his first wife, Malinda Ferrell

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his second wife, Evaline K. Scott Allford; sons Alonzo Edgar Alford, Chester Earl Alford, and Kenneth Scott Allford; father, John Lambert Allford Sr; and siblings David H. Allford, Fremont Alford, Nancy Jane Alford Moore, Rosetta Alford Smith, and Samuel Allford in this compilation.

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

            From IN Marriages: Harvey L. Alford married Emaline [sic: Evaline] Scott on 18 Nov 1888 in Anderson, Madison Co., IN.

            Harvey’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALLFORD lineage: Harvey Lewis 1852 IN1, John Lambert 1802 VA2, John [ALFORD] 1773 VA3, John 1732 VA4, John 1696 ??5.

 

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HATTIE JANE EDELMAN WALTERS ALFORD TROWBRIDGE

 

DAILY REPORTER

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Monday, 9 June 1986

 

 

Photo from Park Cemetery, Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Susan Clemons

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hattie Trowbridge (SS# issued in MI) was born 17 Jan 1902 [different than gravestone] and died _____ June 1986, last residence Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN.

            From SSACI: Hattie J. Trowbridge was born 17 Jan 1902 [different than gravestone] and died _____ June 1986.

            From Tennessee, Marriage Records (Ancestry): Hattie Eddlemon married J.C. Walters on 28 Apr 1919 in Gibson Co., TN.

            From Tennessee, Marriage Records (Ancestry): Mrs. Hattie Edlemon married Dave Alford on 9 June 1923 in Gibson Co., TN.

            From Missouri, Marriage Records (Ancestry): Hattie Jane Alford married William Victory Trowbridge on 6 July 1940 in Caruthersville, Pemiscot Co., MO.

            From IN Deaths: Hattie J. Trowbridge was born 17 Jan 1903 in TN, daughter of Luther Edelman and Dabitha Edelman, and died 8 June 1986 in Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN.

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

            Her second husband’s lineage: Perry David 1883 TN1, Thomas Jefferson 1825 TN2, William 1780 ??3.

 

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HAZEL BELLE ALFORD

 

THE TIMES

Munster, Lake Co., IN—Sunday, 1 July 2001

 

GARY [Lake Co.], IN—Hazel Belle Alford, 70, passed away Sunday, June 24, 2001.

            A Gary resident for 50 years, formerly of Bastrop, LA, she was a member of Davis Memorial A.M.E. Church. She was a member of the Missionary Society, member of the Trustee Board, Advisor to Y.P.D. on the Kitchen Committee and instrumental to all other organizations in the church. She was a retired teacher with both East Chicago and Gary Schools. She was a graduate of Grambling State University and Indiana University Northwest.

            Survived by husband, Sims Alford; son, Kenneth Q. Alford and daughter, Greer Alford, all of Gary; one brother, Leon (Annie) White of Meadville, MS; three aunts, Zoella Johnson of Detroit, MI, Irazone Osborne of Grambling, LA and Lillie B. Morris of Mer Rouge, LA; one uncle, Columbus Banks of Gary, IN; two granddaughters, Joycelyn Nicole Alford of Anchorage, AK, Anisha Monique Alford of Palmetto, GA; one grandson, Kenneth Alford II and one great-grandson, Ryan Moore, both of Gary, and a host of other relatives and friends.

            Funeral services Tuesday, July 3, 2001 at 2 p.m. at Davis Memorial A.M.E. Church, 4137 W. 21st Ave., Gary, IN.... Interment, Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation Monday, July 2nd, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. with Family Hour at Smith, Bizzel, Warner & Son “Your Golden Rule Funeral Home”, 4209 Grant St., Gary IN.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hazel Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 21 December 1929, last residence Gary, IN.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Sims Alford; and her son Kenneth Quinn Alford in this compilation.

 

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HAZEL LAVERNE ALFORD MCKEE

 

PALLADIUM-ITEM

Richmond, Wayne Co., IN—Friday, 22 September 1978

 

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hazel McKee (SS# issued in IN) was born 14 Oct 1915 and died _____ Sept 1978, last residence Dublin, Wayne Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Joseph Isaiah Edmund Alford and Delita Catherine Clift Alford; and siblings Alberta Mae Alford Shutz, Frances Clift Alford Patrick, Justice Edmond “Judd” Alford, and Mary Ethel Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Wayne Vinton Alford in Arizona Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Hazel Laverne 1915 IN1, Joseph Isaiah Edmund 1871 IN2, Joseph A. 1844 OH3, Andrew 1816 VA4, Henry 1778 VA5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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HAZEL MAY SHULL ALFORD

 

THE COURIER-JOURNAL

Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY—Tuesday, 11 October 2005

 

            Alford, Hazel May, 94, of Indianapolis, IN, passed away Saturday, October 8, 2005. She was born September 3, 1911, in Salem, IN, to the late James D. and Jossie M. Shull.

            Hazel worked in various drug stores as a sales and pharmacy clerk. She was a devoted volunteer at St. Francis Hospital for many years and a member of First Christian Church of Beech Grove.

            Her husband, Donald H. Alford, and son, Jim Alford, preceded her in death.

            She is survived by her son, Rick (Vickie) Alford; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; seven brothers and sisters; and daughter-in-law, Marcia Alford.

            The funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, October 12, 2005, at Little & Sons Funeral Home Beech Grove Chapel. A graveside service and burial will follow at 2 p.m. in Crown Hill Cemetery, Salem, IN....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Hazel M. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Donald Harry Alford, includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and sons James Wesley Alford and Richard Shull Alford in this compilation.

 

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HELEN ALFORD BERRY

 

KOKOMO TRIBUNE

Kokomo, Howard Co., IN—Monday, 23 October 1933

 

CLARA BERRY’S MOTHER DIES AT LAFAYETTE

 

            Word was received in Kokomo Monday morning of the death of Mrs. Helen Berry, which occurred at her home in West Lafayette, Sunday night at 11 o’clock.

            She was the mother of Miss Clara Edna Berry, English instructor in Kokomo High school.

            Although she has not been well for some time, a heart attack was the immediate cause of death. Miss Berry was called home from Indianapolis, where she was attending the State Teachers’ association, Thursday evening, by a message telling of her mother’s serious condition.

            Mrs. Berry was a charter member of the Indiana university chapter of the Kappa Alpha Theta sorority.

            Surviving with the daughter already mentioned is a daughter, Miss Una Dell Berry, at home, and one son.

            Funeral services will .be held Wednesday morning at 11 o’clock at the home, 220 Waldron street. and burial will be In Elwood.

 

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Photo from Elwood Cemetery, Elwood, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Debbie Cockrell

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her father, Franklin Alford; and her siblings Minerva Alford Donaldson and Thomas Greene Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother George Washington Alford in Kansas Obituaries.

            Her husband was Charles J. Berry.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Helen 1849 IN1, Franklin 1815 VA2, James 1791 VA3, John 1768 VA4, Thomas 1736 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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HELEN I. WHITE ALFORD

 

ELKHART TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—Tuesday, 13 July 2004

 

 

Dec. 13, 1921–July 11, 2004

 

ELKHART—Helen I. Alford, 82, of Star Avenue, died at 11:30 p.m. Sunday (July 11, 2004) at her home.

            She was born Dec. 13, 1921, in Mishawaka, to Clarence and Matilda (Harshman) White. She married Leonard Alford on Oct. 10, 1942, in Osceola.

            He survives, along with one son, James (Sandy) Alford of Arizona; two daughters, Jerry (James) Batten and Marsha (Larry) Banks, both of Osceola; two sisters, Pauline Shelly of Bristol and June Kelley of Elkhart; eight grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

            She was preceded in death by three brothers and a sister, Betty Schultz.

            Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Chapel Hill Funeral Home, 10776 McKinley Highway, Osceola, where the funeral will be 10 a.m. Thursday. Burial will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

            Mrs. Alford was a machine operator at Smollers Dress Factory and then at Needlecraft Inc. for more than 15 years. She retired 20 years ago. She was a member of St. Mark’s Missionary Church. She liked to fish, camp, cook, and enjoyed bird watching. She also liked flowers and collected Christmas ornaments.

 

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Photo from Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola, St. Joseph Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, C & Y Zinn-Haines

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Helen I. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Osceola, St. Joseph Co., IN.

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

 

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HELEN L. ALFORD

 

DAILY REPORTER

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Friday, 7 August 1914

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Colleen Sanders Broyles

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her father, Kenneth Scott Allford; and half-brothers Floyd Eugene “Gene” Alford and Harvey James Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her mother, Elenora Pettigrew Allford Campbell Lindsey, in California Obituaries.

            Helen’s birth and death certificates are posted to her Find A Grave memorial. On her birth certificate, she is listed as Hellen Lucile Alford, daughter of Kenneth Alford and Elnora Petigrew. On her death certificate, she is listed as Infant Alford, daughter of Kenneth S. Alford and Elnora Petigrew.

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

John 1735 Ireland6, so she has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Helen L. 1914 IN1, Kenneth Scott [ALLFORD] 1890 IN2, Harvey Lewis 1852 IN3, John Lambert 1802 VA4, John [ALFORD] 1773 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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HELEN LOUISE DUNAVENT ALFORD

 

PALLADIUM-ITEM

Richmond, Wayne Co., IN—Friday, 26 July 1996

 

 

 

Photos from Riverside Cemetery, Cambridge City, Wayne Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Heidi Crupe

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Helen L. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 16 May 1917 [different than obituary], last residence Cambridge City, Wayne Co., IN.

            We included the obituary of her husband, Wayne Vinton Alford, in Arizona Obituaries.

 

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HELEN M. ALFORD DIELKES

 

Helen M. Alford

Photo from Urban Winkler Funeral Home

 

THE NEWS-EXAMINER

Connersville, Fayette Co., IN—Sunday, 30 August 2015

 

            Helen M. Alford, 94, died Friday morning, Aug. 28, 2015 at Fayette Regional Health System. She was two weeks shy of the 95th birthday.

            She was born Sept. 10, 1920 in Franklin County to Ferdinand and Myrtle Hokey Alford. She was the sixth of seven children. She had lived most of her life in Connersville. She spent her working career as a secretary. For one year she did typing for Finly Gray when he lived at the Canal House. She lived just across the alley at the time. She then worked at McQuay Norris. During World War II she worked as a secretary at an army base in Mississippi.

            Most of her working career was at the YMCA. She scheduled meeting rooms, pool use, the use of the gym, as well as handling all the communications. She supplemented her income by teaching swimming classes there also.

            After her retirement from the YMCA, she worked at the Senior Citizen’s Center. She planned activities, trips and was in charge of the newsletter. She retired from there when the grant funding her position expired.

            Besides her parents, she was proceeded in death by her sisters, Josephine Perkins and Louise Hauri; brothers, Thomas Alford, Donald Alford, William R. Alford and Burdette Alford, who drowned in the canal at age 2.

            She married late in life to Joseph Dielkes, who proceeded her in death. She was the last of her generation in the family. She was also proceeded by two nephews and a niece.

            She is survived by her nephews and nieces, John (Sandra) Alford, Patricia Alford, Sue Ann Patterson, Barry (Jean) Alford, Donna (Michael) Mahaffey, and Michael (Donna) Alford. She also has many great-nephews and nieces and great-great-nephews and nieces. She will be missed also by her special friends, Brenda Griffy and Lena Showalter.

            Friends and family are asked to gather on Tuesday at Urban-Winkler Funeral Home at 1 p.m. to line up for the precession to Dale Cemetery. Father Dustin Boehm will conduct graveside services at Dale Cemetery at 2 p.m.

            In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Area 9, Fayette County Senior Center or any veterans organization of one’s choice, as she was a great supporter of veterans, especially of disabled veterans….

 

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

            See the obituaries of her mother, Myrtle Sylvia Hokey Alford; and brother Donald Clemons Alford in this compilation.

            Her lineage: Helen M. 1920 IN1, Ferdinand Silvester 1883 IN2, John 1843 PA3, John 1821 PA4.

 

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HELEN NADINE SULLIVAN KELLER TURNER ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Friday, 11 September 1987

 

INDIANA DEATHS

 

TERRE HAUTE—Helen S. Alford, 87, widow of William Alford….

 

Photo from Roselawn Memorial Park, Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Darrelll

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Helen Alford (SS# issued in LA) was born 12 Oct 1899 and died _____ Sept 1987, last residence Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN.

            From her Find A Grave memorial: Her first husband was Milton Morris Keller (1898–1985).

            Marriage announcement:

 

PALMYRA SPECTATOR

Palmyra, Marion Co., MO—Wednesday, 1 Aug 1917

 

            Helen married her second husband, Walter Granville Turner (1881–1948), in 1937 according to his obituary.

            From IN Deaths: Helen S. Alford, widow, dressmaker, died 8 Sept 1987 in Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN. She was born 12 Oct 1899 in MO, daughter of Robert Sullivan and Charlotte White. The informant was her son Robert Keller.

            Her third husband’s lineage: William Clay 1899 KY1, Joseph Clayton KY 18712, Joseph 1846 KY3, Joseph 1814 KY4.

 

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HENRY ALBERT ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Thursday, 7 November 1895

Page 8

 

            Henry A. Alford died yesterday [November 6] of hasty consumption, aged forty-three years. He lived at No. 75½ Massachusetts avenue. Mr. Alford was born in this city, and for the last twenty years had been connected with the United States Pension Office.

            He leaves a wife.

 

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INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Thursday, 7 November 1895

Page 6

 

            Alford—H.A., better known as Al Alford, died Wednesday morning, Nov. 6, at 8 o’clock. The funeral will take place this afternoon at 2 o’clock from the residence of his father, T.G. Alford, 222 North Delaware street. Burial private.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Thomas G. Alford and Isabella VanBlaricum Alford; and sisters Emma M. Alford Sullivan, Mary Caroline Alford Tutewiler, and May Bell Alford Weadon in this compilation.

            In 2017 a Find A Grave photographer reported that Henry has no gravestone. He is buried next to his parents.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Henry Albert 1852 IN1, Thomas G. 1824 NC2, John 1786 PA3.

 

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HENRY E. ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Thursday, 28 December 2006

 

            Henry E. Alford 66, of Danville, passed away Tues., Dec. 26, 2006 at his home.

            Mr. Alford was born Nov. 26, 1940 to Alton and Ruby (Causey) Alford in Conway, SC. He worked as a press-operator for Chrysler, retiring in 1996. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1959-1963.

            Services will be Sat., Dec. 30, 2006 at Goldfinch Funeral Home in Myrtle Beach, SC with calling Thurs. Dec. 28 at Weaver and Randolph Funeral Home, Danville, IN.

            Survivors: wife, Betty (Lavender) Alford, Danville; sons: Richard Alford: Avon, IN, Scott Alford: Danville, IN; Daughter, Tereasa (Ronnie) Nelson: Myrtle Beach, SC; 2 sisters: Martha Little: Litte River, SC and Sara Cornell: Myrtle Beach, SC; 5 grandchildren: Erin and Aimee Alford, Lindsey, Courtney and Jesse Nelson.

            He was preceded in death by his parents and 2 sisters, Evelyn Mishoe and Patricia Spurgeon.

 

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SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Friday, 29 December 2006

 

DANVILLE, Ind.—Henry E. Alford, 66, of Danville, Indiana, died Tuesday, December 26, 2006 at his home.

            Born November 26, 1940 in Conway, he was the son of the late Alton and Ruby Causey Alford.

            Mr. Alford served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1959 to 1963.

            He had retired in 1996 as a press operator from Chrysler.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by sisters, Evelyn Mishoe and Patricia Spurgeon.

            Surviving are his wife, Betty Lavender Alford; sons, Richard Alford of Avon, Ind. and Scott Alford of Danville, Ind.; daughter, Tereasa Nelson and husband, Ronnie, of Myrtle Beach; sisters, Martha Little of Little River and Sara Cornell of Myrtle Beach; and grandchildren, Erin and Aimee Alford, Lindsey, Courtney and Jesse Nelson.

            Services will be 4 p.m. Saturday, December 30, 2006 at Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel, with visitation two hours prior to services. Entombment will follow in Hillcrest Mausoleum.

            Sign a guest book at www. goldfinchfuneralhome.com or at MyrtleBeachOnline.com.

            Goldfinch Funeral Home, Beach Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Henry E. Alford (SS# issued in SC), last residence Danville, Hendricks Co., IN.

            We included the obituary of his father, Henry Alton Alford, in South Carolina Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Joel Alford and Clarky B. Carroll.

            His lineage: Henry E. 1940 SC1, Henry Alton 1910 SC2, William Henry 1881 SC3, John Henry 1855 SC4, Joel 1800 SC5.

 

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HENRY SPENCER ALFORD, SR.

Father of Henry Spencer Alford Jr., AAFA #0571; and Ida Alford Clarkson, AAFA #0591

 

THE COURIER-JOURNAL

Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY—Thursday, 14 January 1993

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

            Henry Alford Sr., 89, Jeffersonville, Ind., formerly of Louisville, died Wednesday [January 13] at Jewish Hospital.

            He was a native of Brooklyn, N.Y., former owner of Alford Funeral Home in Brooklyn, a former employee of Jewish Hospital and a member of Masonic Lodge 376.

            Survivors: his wife, the former Naomi Robinson; a son, Henry Alford Jr.; a daughter, Ida Clarkson of San Antonio; three stepdaughters, Torchye Parsley, Toni Rake and Teala Trent, all of Indiana; two brothers, Al Alford of Allentown, Pa., and Frank Alford of Bricktown, N.J.; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

            Funeral: 10 a.m. Saturday, Parkwood Nazarene Church, 950 Potters Lane, Clarksville, Ind. Burial: Resthaven Memorial Park. Visitation: Ratterman’s, 3711 Lexington Road, after 11 a.m. Friday....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Henry Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 7 Dec 1903, last residence Jeffersonville, Clark Co., IN.

            We included the obituary of his first wife, Anna Kennedy Owens Alford, in Kentucky Obituaries.

            From New York, County Marriage Records (Ancestry): Henry Alford, age 23 son of Joseph Alford and Marie Seedorf, married Anna Kennedy Owens, age 24 daughter of John Owens and Mary Murdock, on 5 Apr 1926 in Newburgh, Orange Co., NY.

            Henry’s children report that their father changed his name from something else to Alford, but they don’t know the original name or why it was changed.

            Henry Spencer Alford Jr., AAFA #0571, was born 1 March 1927, but he did not provide other family data. His sister Ida Alford Clarkson, AAFA #0591, provided this information: Their father is Henry Alford, born 12 April 1902 in NY. He married Anna ____, who was born 13 Feb 1901. She believed, incorrectly, that their paternal grandparents are Henry A. Alford, born about 1864 in NY, and Francis E. _____, born about 1866 in Canada.

            Henry and Frances E. Alford appear on censuses in NY from 1900 to 1930. They have a son named Henry George Alford, who appears in 1930 with a wife named Gertrude and a daughter named Patricia.

            The correct family is listed in 1930:

 

1930 CENSUS

Brooklyn (District 397), Kings Co., NY

Family #344

 

Henry Alfano        head      28         NY Ita NY          bank clerk

                                                         age 24 at 1st marriage

Anna S.                 wife       29         NY Ire Ire            hospital nurse

                                                         age 25 at 1st marriage

Henry S.                son           3         NY NY NY

 

            In 1910 Brooklyn, Kings Co., NY, Henry Alfano, age 6 born NY, is living with his parents, Joseph Alfano, 31 Italy, and Marie Alfano, 30 NY, and 5 siblings.

            The first census on which Henry’s last name is listed as Alford is 1940:

 

1940 CENSUS

New York (Brooklyn), Kings Co., NY

Household #143

 

Henry Alford        head      38         NY                       undertaker, own business

Anna                     wife       29         NY

Henry                    son         13         NY

Ida                         dau          7

 

            From New York, county Marriage Records (Ancestry): Anna Kennedy Owens, age 24 daughter of John Owens and Mary Murdock, married Henry Alford, age 23 son of Joseph Alford and Marie Seedorf, on 5 Apr 1926 in Orange Co., NY.

 

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HERBERT CLARENCE ALFORD

 

HANCOCK DEMOCRAT

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Thursday, 22 January 1953

 

 

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DAILY BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Thursday, 22 January 1953

 

FORTVILLE—Funeral rites for Herbert C. Alford, retired farmer who died Wednesday after an illness of several weeks, will be held Friday at 1:30 p.m. at the George McCarly Funeral Home with the Rev. E.F. Landrey in charge. Burial will be in Gravellawn Cemetery….

            Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Mayme Wright, at whose home he died; Mrs. Thelma Stears, also of here, and Mrs. Gladys Funk, Muncie; a granddaughter, Mrs. Billy Prow, Fortville; a brother, Ward Alford, Fortville, and a sister, Mrs. Eva Nichol, Anderson.

            He was born in Green Twp., Hancock County, in 1871, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Alford. He was a member of the Fortville Methodist Church and the Fortville Brotherhood.

 

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Photo from Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jennefer Burk

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his children Gladys Vera Alford Funk and Thelma Alford Stears; brother Thomas Ward Alford; and half-brother Walter Scott Allford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Bert Olney Alford in California Obituaries.

            Several family trees at Ancestry include Herbert Clarence Alford, 1871–1953, and his wife Myrtle May Wynn, 1874–1943.

            From Indiana, Marriages, 1780–1992 (FamilySearch.org): Herbert C. Alford, age 21 son of John Alford and Barbara Ferrell, married Myrtle M. Wynn, age 17 daughter of Charles Wynn and Louisa Frazier in Hancock Co., IN, on 12 March 1891.

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

            His middle name is from Ancestry family trees.

            Herbert’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Herbert Clarence 1871 IN1, John Lambert 1835 IN2, John Lambert 1802 VA3, John 1773 VA4, John 1732 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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HERMAN ALFORD

 

DAILY REPORTER

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Saturday, 4 August 1956

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, Harvey Lewis Allford; brother Alonzo Edgar Alford; and half-brothers Chester Earl Alford and Kenneth Scott Allford in this compilation.

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

            Herman’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Herman 1884 IN1, Harvey Lewis [ALLFORD] 1852 IN2, John Lambert 1802 VA3, John [ALFORD] 1773 VA4, John 1732 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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HIRAM ALFORD

 

GOSHEN TIMES

Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—Thursday, 18 December 1884

 

            Dr. Hiram Alford departed this life December 11, 1884, aged 81 years and 6 months.

            He was born in Addison county, Vermont, June 11, 1800. At the age of 15 he accompanied his parents to Erie county, Pa. After a course of medical studies, he graduated at the Erie Medical College. On Dec. 20, 1820, he married Miss Susannah Adams, with whom he lived for a period of over 47 years. Dr. Alford was also a graduate of Transylvania Medical College, and was commissioned by the Governor of Ohio as Surgeon General of the State Cavalry. He served a term in the legislature of Ohio, and was at one time Deputy Grand Worthy Patriarch of the Sons of Temperance. In 1839 he became a member of the Baptist church. After several moves he settled down at Gibson, Ohio, where he practiced medicine for 25 years. From there he came to Goshen, practicing as an oculist and aurist.

            His second marriage was to Mrs. Eliza Dickinson, Dec. 15, 1868, who is deceased.

            Dr. Alford was a man of strong convictions, and advocated what he believed to be right. During his last illness he spoke calmly of his coming departure, and made all the arrangements for his funeral and burial.

            The funeral services were conducted by the Rev. Joel H. Austin, at the Doctor’s late residence, in Goshen, Dec. 15, 1884.

 

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Photo from Oakridge Cemetery, Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Ashton

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his second wife, Eliza Dickinson Alford; and sons Melvin Z. Alford and Royal Freeman Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother McLancton W. Alford in Michigan Obituaries.

            Hiram’s first wife was Susannah Adams, married 28 Dec 1820 in Erie Co., PA. She was born 5 Apr 1799 in Meadville, Crawford Co., PA and died about 1865 in Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Hiram 1800 VT1, Oliver 1767 VT2, Benedict 1716 CT3, Benedict 1688 CT4, Jeremiah 1655 CT5, Benedict 1619 England6, Thomas 1598 England7.

 

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HIRAM JUSTIN ALVORD

 

DAILY WABASH EXPRESS

Terre Haute, Vigo Co., IN—12 June 1886

 

ROCKVILLE, Ind., June 11—The son of A.R. Alvord died this morning of scarlet fever. Five new cases have been developed. The health officer is using every means to keep the disease from spreading.

 

AAFA NOTES: Hiram is buried in Rockville Cemetery, Rockville, Parke Co., IN [Find A Grave].

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His ALVORD lineage: Hiram Justin 1883 IN1, Arthur Randolph 1850 IN2, Hiram 1790 MA3, Justin 1763 MA4, Job 1729 MA5, John 1685 MA6, Thomas 1653 CT7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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HOMER ALFORD

 

LEXINGTON LEADER

Lexington, Fayette Co., KY—Wednesday, 27 May 1959

 

 

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Photo from Mount Hebron United Methodist Church, Dugansville, Mercer Co., KY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Family Finder

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his children Curtis Homer Alford and Ina O. Alford Phillips; and brother Samuel P. Alford in this compilation.We included the obituaries of his brothers Forest Alford and William Seymour Alford in Kentucky Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Homer 1866 KY1, John Dalton 1836 KY2, Payton H. 1808 KY3, John 1782 VA4, Jacob 1757 VA5, James 1715 VA6.

 

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HOMER ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-MAIL

Bedford, Lawrence Co., IN—Tuesday, 25 January 1977

 

 

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Photo from Mitchell City Cemetery, Mitchell, Lawrence Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, RabbitTrack

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death [_____ Jan 1977] dates of Homer Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Mitchell, Lawrence Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Ellen Grimes Alford, and son Ray Elmer Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother, James Monroe Alford, in Kentucky Obituaries.

            Homer Alford was born 8 Apr 1893, son of Thomas Alford and Martha Davis, as identified on Homer’s IN death certificate. Thomas Alford has not been identified or found in any records. Martha’s second husband was Soloman Johnson.

            In 1900, Brownsville, Edmonson Co., KY:

 

Sol Johnson         head         35   Jan 1865     m. 0 years     KY TN KY

M.J.                      wife          30   Apr 1870    m. 0 years     KY KY KY

                                                                        5 children, 3 living

M.J.                      dau        3/12   Feb 1900                          KY KY KY

Homer Alford    stepson     17   May 1893                        KY KY KY

J.M. Alford          stepson     12   May 1897                        KY KY KY

 

            In 1910, Sulphur Springs, Edmonson Co., KY:

 

Sol Johnson     head        45           1st marriage, 11 years       KY KY KY

                                                      farmer

Martha J.         wife        40           2nd marriage, 11 years      KY KY KY

                                                      7 children, 5 living           KY KY KY

Homer            son          17                                                   KY KY KY

Monroe            son          12                                                   KY KY KY

Iva                   dau            9                                                   KY KY KY

Lois                 dau            7                                                   KY KY KY

Shellie             dau            5                                                   KY KY KY

 

            AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of William Alford and Mary Miller, currently incorrectly identifies Homer Alford, son of Pleasant Calvin Alford, as this Homer Alford.

            His lineage: Homer 1893 KY1, Thomas ???? KY2.

 

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HORTENSE LORENA ROSEMOND ALFORD

 

POST-TRIBUNE

Gary, Lake Co., IN—Tuesday, 4 January 2005

 

            Hortense Lorena Rosemond Alford was born July 27, 1912, in Bay St. Louis, MS, to Williams “Buddy” Rosemond and Marie Poree Guillamon Rosemond. She was the last of nine children born to her parents. Hortense was christened and received her first Communion at Rose de Lima Catholic Church. As a young woman, she worked as an aide in the kindergarten classes in her hometown.

            In 1943, she met and was united in holy matrimony to Jerry Alford Sr., a soldier stationed in Bay St. Louis, MS. To this union was born a set of twins. Mrs. Alford, along with her husband, relocated to Gary, IN. She spent the remainder of her life as a devoted wife, mother, and homemaker. She will be remembered for the delicious New Orleans Cajun food, her shrimp or okra gumbo and red beans and rice were enjoyed by her family as well as her nieces and nephews.

            At 4:55 p.m. Wednesday, December 29, 2004, Mrs. Hortense Lorena Rosemond Alford made her transition from time to eternity.

            Hortense was preceded in death by her parents, brothers: Adolf, Henry, James “Sun,” Leo “Antoine,” & Moses Rosemond, sisters: Laura Rosemond Prater, Vivian Rosemond Singleton, & Genevieve Rosemond Young.

            Mrs. Alford leaves to celebrate her life a loving and devoted husband, Jerry Alford Sr.; son, Jerry Alford Jr.; daughter, Geraldine Alford Mosley, all of Gary, IN; stepson, James Albert Alford of Oakland, MS; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends....

            Funeral services Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at SS. Monica-Luke Church, 645 Rhode Island Street.... Interment Evergreen Memorial Park. Professional services rendered by: Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Hortense Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Gary, IN.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Jerry Alford Sr., which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and children Geraldine Marie Alford Fleming Mosley and Jerry Alford Jr. in this compilation.

 

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HOWARD EDWARD ALFORD

 

[He died in IL, but we are including his obituary here because IN was his home.]

 

THE NEWS-PALLADIUM

Benton Harbor, Berrien Co., MI—Saturday, 18 April 1959

 

            Word has been received of the death of Howard E. Alford, 63, of Hammond, Ind., former twin cities resident, who died Friday in the Veterans’ Administration Westside hospital, Chicago, Ill.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, Mayme; a daughter, Mrs. Ray Kesner, of Lebanon, Ind., and a son, Jack Alford, of Hammond; three grandchildren, and a brother, Robert Alford, of Tampa, Fla.

            Funeral services will be held Sunday in Hammond, with graveside services Monday at 11 a.m. in the Crystal Springs cemetery here.

 

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Photo from Crystal Springs Cemetery, Benton Harbor, Berrien Co., MI—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, KathyFournierJillson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his children sister Corinne Lou Alford Kesner and Jack Howard Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his wife, Mayme Hagerman Johnson Alford; and parents, Edward Perry Alford and Wilhelmina “Minnie” Christianson Alford, in Michigan Obituaries; and of his brother Robert Gordon Alford in Florida Obituaries.

            From MI Marriages: Howard E. Alford, age 24 son of Edward P. Alford, married Mayme Johnson, age 22 daughter of Claude Johnson, on 4 Dec 1919 in Berrien Co., MI.

            On his1942 WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), Howard Edward Alford, age 42, is living in Hammond, Lake Co., IN. He was born 2 June 1895 in Chicago, IL. His contact is Mayme Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Howard Edward 1895 IL1, Edward Perry 1863 IN2, George Washington 1830 VA3, Robert 1805 VA4, Henry 1778 VA5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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HUBERT NEIL ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-MAIL

Bedford, Lawrence Co., IN—Friday, 10 April 1992

 

 

Photo from Sugarland Memory Gardens, Washington, Daviess Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jon Rice

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hubert N. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 7 Oct 1921, last residence Washington, Daviess Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his son Kent C. “Casey” Alford; and brother Roy Malcolm Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Ethel Cara Alford Brown in California Obituaries.

            From SSACI: Hubert Neil Alford was born 7 Oct 1921 in Alfordsville, Daviess Co., IN, son of Hazo B. Alford and Orla Doyle.

            From IN Marriages: Hubert Neil Alford, age 26, born 7 Oct 1921 in Alfordsville, Daviess Co., IN, son of Hazo B. Alford and Orla Doyle, married Mary Frances Rodarmel, age 20, born 18 Apr 1927 in Washington, Daviess Co., IN, daughter of George Robert Rodarmel and Ruby Webber, on 9 Oct 1947 in Washington, Daviess Co., IN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Hubert Neil 1921 IN1, Hazo Blane 1883 IN2, Joseph M. 1854 IN3, Charles 1801 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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HUGH CHARLES ALVORD

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Friday, 23 October 1942

 

            Hugh C. Alvord, aged 55, of 4857 Irving Park boulevard, Chicago, formerly of South Bend, died at 2:25 p.m. Thursday [October 22] in Epworth hospital [South Bend] after six months’ illness..

            He was born in Albion, Ind., Sept. 5, 1887, and came here 15 years ago from that city.

            Surviving are his mother, Mrs. M.I. Alvord, of Mishawaka; a brother, Guy E. Alvord, of Mishawaka; and a half sister, Mrs. Edith Phillips, Wray, Colo.

            Friends will be received in the L.H. Orvis funeral home [South Bend] after 7 p.m. today and until the funeral there at 2 p.m. Saturday…. Burial will be in Albion.

            Mr. Alvord was a past field secretary of the United Typothetae of America; was past secretary of the Portage Chamber of Commerce in Chicago; was a member of the Triangle Lions’ club of Chicago, and of the United Commercial Travelers, South Bend council No. 438.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his father, Samuel Edsall Alvord, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Guy Edgar Alvord in Illinos Obituaries.

            Hugh was the son of Samuel Edsall Alvord and his second wife, Miranda Izora Bidwell.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #7.

            His ALVORD lineage: Hugh Charles 1887 IN1, Samuel Edsall 1824 PA2, Nathan 1798 VT3, Nathan 1766 MA4, Nathan 1731 MA5, John 1685 MA6, Thomas 1653 CT7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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ICEAL W. ALFORD

 

Photo from Indiana University Archives

 

CHARLESTOWN COURIER

Charlestown, Clark Co., IN—Thursday, 17 December 1942

 

ICEAL W. ALFORD, JR., JEFF FLYER, MISSING

 

            The War Department has notified Mr. and Mrs. Iceal W. Alford. Sr., of 410 Francis Court, Jeffersonville, that their son, Lieut. Iceal W. Alford, Jr., U.S. Air Forces, has been missing in action in North Africa since Dec. 7.

            Lieut. Alford was a navigator on a U.S. bomber and had participated in raids on Italy, France and Germany, according to letters written to his parents. He joined the Air Forces in October, 1941.

            Lieut. Alford is a graduate of Jeffersonville High School.

 

In another article:

 

CHARLESTOWN COURIER

Charlestown, Clark Co., IN—Thursday, 17 December 1942

 

PLANE CRASH CAUSE OF ALFORD’S DEATH

 

            Second Lieut. Iceal Alford, Jr., 22, son of Mr. and Mrs. Iceal Alford, Jeffersonville, was killed in an airplane crash Dec. 7, according to a report received by the victim’s mother.

            A letter relating the story of the crash which took the lives of the entire crew and five passengers was written by a buddy of young Alfred [sic], himself an officer in Alford’s Company. The letter had been sent to the writer’s mother who forwarded the message to Mrs. Alford.

            The writer whose name could not be disclosed, said Lieut Alford was killed over Northern Africa, and received a military burial in the American Cemetery at Oran.

            Lieut. Alford was reported missing by the War Department, Dec. 23. He was navigator on a Liberator.

            A brother, Ralph Alford, 19, is a U.S. Naval Cadet, in training at Peru, Ind.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his mother, Clara Whitler Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Ralph W. “Bill” Alford in Florida Obituaries.

            From Cook County, Illinois Birth Index, 1916-1935 (Ancestry): Iceal Alford was born 23 Jan 1921 in Cook Co., IL.

            He is listed as Lt. Iceal William Alford in the 1946 Arbutus, Indiana University yearbook on the “In Tribute” page.

            He is listed with his parents, Iceal C. Alford and Clara Alford, as Iceal C. Alford Jr. in the Jeffersonville City Directories for 1939 and 1941 (Ancestry).

            In 1930 and 1940, Iceal is living with his parents, Iceal and Clara Alford, in Jeffersonville, Clark Co., IN.

            2 Lt Iceal W. Alford Jr. is buried in North Africa American Cemetery and Memorial in Carthage, Tunis, Tunisia, died 7 Dec 1942, killed in action during WWII. He served with the 330th Bomber Squadron 93rd Bomber.

 

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IDA ELLEN ALFORD SIDERS

 

RUSHVILLE REPUBLICAN

Rushville, Rush Co., IN—Tuesday, 19 February 1957

 

IDA ELLEN SIDERS FUNERAL IS TODAY

 

            Services were held this afternoon at Greensburg for Mrs. Ida Ellen Alford Siders, 76, R.R. 2, Laurel, who died Saturday afternoon in the Greensburg hospital. Burial was in Wesley Chapel Cemetery in Franklin County.

            The widow of Otto Siders, she was a member of the Buena Vista Christian Church.

            Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Charles Gibbons, R.R. 5, Greensburg, and a sister, Bertha Pearl Alford of near Buena Vista. Anna M. Siders of Rushville is a niece.

 

Photo from Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Sharptown, Franklin Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Library Genealogist

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her mother, Sarah Jane Showalter Alford; and brother James E. Alford in this compilation.

 

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IDA MABEL STEWART ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—25 January 2012

 

            Ida “Mabel” Alford—11/26/1923 - 01/20/2012. Mabel got her wings and is still watching over us forever.

            Preceded in death by parents William and Eliza Stewart, husband Charles Alford, children Charles Jay and Janice Alford, great great grandchildren Angel Hernandez, Bentley Joe Gipson, brothers Jay, Frank, Everett, James, Richard, Orville Stewart, sisters Edna Dyer, Martha Shields, Mary Carson, Ruth Harlan, Lula Winkley, Alice Toliver, Kathy Bumen.

            Survived by daughter Mary Ann Alford, son John David Alford, grandchildren Beth Kirves, Robert (Kandra) Truex, great grandchildren Mandi Gipson Hernandez, Ciera, Codey Gipson, Todd Gipson, John Dye, Alex Kirves, great great grandchildren Isabella, Khloe, Cruze Hernandez and many nieces and nephews. Also survived by the George and Jean Douglass family who made Mabel part of their family for 37 years.

            No calling or services at this time as Mabel donated her body to Indiana University. A celebration of life will be held in the spring and a notice will be in the obituaries.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Charles “Charlie Brown” Alford, in this compilation.

 

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IDA MILDRED MARTIN ALFORD

 

EVENING STAR

Franklin, Johnson Co., IN—Friday, 27 January 1956

 

MRS. IDA ALFORD DIES AT HOSPITAL

FUNERAL SERVICES SET FOR SUNDAY

 

MORGANTOWN, Jan. 27—Death came to Mrs. Ida Mildred Alford, widow of the late William E. Alford, Thursday night [January 26] at 8 o’clock in the Johnson County Memorial Hospital.

            She had been ill for some time and had been a patient there for approximately one week.

            Funeral services are to be at Curry’s Chapel near Greenfield at 2 o’clock Sunday afternoon with burial in the church cemetery.

            The body has been taken to the Clark funeral home where friends may call any time and are invited to attend the rites.

 

NATIVE OF GREENFIELD

 

            The daughter of Joseph and Sarah Watner [sic: Wagner] Martin, Mrs. Alford was born at Greenfield on Aug. 6, 1873.

            She was married to Mr. Alford many years ago. He died 20 years ago. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Alford made her home with her only son, Charles L. Alford, and his family, until his death last September. After that she continued living with the daughter-in-law.

            Surviving with the daughter-in-law is a grandson, the Rev. Charles L. Alford, Jr., of Milton; four great-grandchildren; and a sister, Mrs. Maggie Burk, of Greenfield.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of Curry’s Chapel Methodist church.

 

In another article:

 

BROWN COUNTY DEMOCRAT

Nappanee, Brown Co., IN—2 February 1956

 

IDA ALFORD, 82, DIES THURSDAY IN HOSPITAL

 

            Mrs. Ida Alford passed away at Johnson County Memorial Hospital last Thursday night about nine o’clock. She was the mother of Charles Alford, deceased, and leaves the daughter-in-law and one grandson, Reverend Charles Alford Jr. of Milton and four great-grandchildren. She was born near Greenfield, August 2, 1873.

            Mrs. Alford had made her home with her son and his family for twenty years, and leaves a number of friends in the Midway and Fruitdale neighborhoods.

            Funeral services were at Curry Chapel at Greenfield, Sunday at 2:00 p.m. with Clark Funeral Home in charge of burial.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, William E. Alford; and son Charles Lester Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            The Martin family plot in Currys Chapel Cemetery, Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN, is about 20ʹ x 20ʹ but includes only one large grave marker for Ida’s parents, their names shown “on the north and south sides of the stone with nothing on the east or west sides of the stone” [Find A Grave, plot searched by G.B. Shamblin]. Ida and her husband may be buried there in unmarked graves.

 

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ILOMAY HALFORD GODBOUT

 

SOUTHTOWN STAR

Chicago, Cook Co., IL—Thursday, 2 September 2010

 

            Ilomay Godbout nee Halford, September 1, 2010, Age 75, Late of Dyer, IN, formerly of South Holland, IL.

            Beloved wife of Russell A. Godbout. Dear mother of Paul (Pam) Godbout, Sherrie (Jim) Savageau and Pam (John) Volanti. Cherished grandmother of eight and great-grandmother of three. Loving sister of Pauline (Ed) Killen.

            Resting at the Ryan Funeral Home, 18022 Dixie Hwy. Homewood, Friday from 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. Lying in state Saturday at the First United Methodist Church, 6635 Hohman Ave., Hammond, IN 46324 from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at 10:00 a.m.

            Interment Beverly Cemetery [Cook Co., IL].

            Memorials to the First United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society would be appreciated. 708-798-0331.

 

Photo from Beverly Cemetery, Blue Island, Cook Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, J. PETERSON

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ilomay Godbout (SS# issued in IL) was born 4 Jan 1935, last residence Dyer, Lake Co., IN.

            We included the obituary of her mother, Geneva Lee Halford, in Illinois Obituaries.

            Her HALFORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Ilomay 1935 IL1, Oral Paul 1910 IL2, Seymour 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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INA O. ALFORD PHILLIPS

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Saturday, 5 October 1985

 

 

Photo from Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, TASM

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her father Homer Alford; and brother Curtis Homer Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Ina O. 1901 KY1, Homer 1866 KY2, John Dalton 1836 KY3, Payton H. 1808 KY4, John 1782 VA5, Jacob 1757 VA6, James 1715 VA7.

 

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INEZ LEORA ALLFORD ASHWORTH

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Wednesday, 17 June 1987

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Inez Ashworth (SS# issued in IN) was born 20 Nov 1907 [different than other records] and died _____ June 1987, last residence Finley, Hancock Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Jesse Milton Allford and Elsie Grace Maroska Allford, in this compilation.

            From IN Marriages: Inez Alford, age 18 born 28 Oct 1907 in Mohawk, Hancock Co., IN, daughter of Jesse M. Alford and Grace Maroska, married Floyd Ashworth, age 21 born 27 Aug 1904 in Shelby Co., IN, son of Forest Ashworth and Anna Campbell, on 25 March 1925 in Hancock Co., IN.

            From IN Deaths: Inez Leora Ashworth was born 28 Oct 1907 in IN, daughter of Jesse Alford and Grace Maroska. She died 15 June 1987 in Morristown, Shelby Co., IN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her ALLFORD lineage: Inez Leora 1907 IN1, Jesse Milton 1885 IN2, Marion Bruce 1858 IN3, Samuel 1837 IN4, John Lambert 1802 VA5, John [ALFORD] 1773 VA6, John 1732 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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IONE A. BOWEN ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—15 February 2003

 

            Ione A. Bowen Alford, 83, Indianapolis, died Feb. 14, 2003. She was machine operator 10 years for Diamond Chain, retiring in 1972. Mrs. Alford was a member of St. Andrews United Methodist Church and Indianapolis Civil Defense.

            Services will be 11:30 a.m. Mon. Feb. 17 in G.H. Herrmann Madison Avenue Funeral Home…. Burial will be in Washington Park North Cemetery.

            She was the widow of Charles A. Alford.

            Survivors include children Beulah Elliott, Margaret R. Turner, Thomas E. Alford and James W. Alford; stepson Carl A. Alford; brother Raymond Bowen; 12 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Washington Park North Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Greg Lockwood

 

AAFA NOTES: Her birth date, 11 Oct 1919, was found on FuneralNet – Memorial Obituaries. SSDI records show that Jane A. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 11 Oct 1919 and died 1 Feb 2003, last residence Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN. This may be Ione’s record, with Jane being a misreading of Ione.

 

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IRENE ALFORD WILSON

 

ELKHART TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—Tuesday, 19 February 1963

 

            Mrs. Irene A. Wilson, 59, a resident of Hotel Elkhart, died suddenly Monday afternoon at Elkhart Hospital, where she had been taken earlier in the day.

            She was born May 15, 1904 in Warsaw. She is married to Edward T. Wilson on Sept. 7, 1946 in Michigan City.

            In addition to her husband she is survived by a son, James E. Wilson, Zionsville, Ind., four sisters, Mr. Willard (Lyla) Luebking, Mrs. Frances Seeberger and Mrs. Kenneth (Elberta) Stouder, all of Elkhart, and Mrs. Thames (Mary) Malcolm, Warsaw; one brother, Frank Alford, Biloxi, Miss., and two grandchildren.

            Mrs. Wilson was a member of the Order of Beauceant.

            Funeral services will be held at the Walley Funeral Home at 3 p.m. Wednesday….

 

Photo from Grace Lawn Cemetery, Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sarah Nelson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Robert Morris Alford and Lillie E. Howe Alford; and sister Alberta Alford Strouder in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Lila Alford Luebking in Florida Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Irene 1904 IN1, Robert Morris 1865 IN2, George Washington 1830 VA3, Robert 1805 VA4, Henry 1778 VA5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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IRENE LOUISE ALFORD HEFNER

 

ELKHART TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—8 May 1952

 

            Hospitalized since May 1, Mrs. Irene Louise Hefner, 72, wife of Andrew P. Hefner, of 312 E. Washington St., died Wednesday at Goshen Hospital.

            Mrs. Hefner was born in Goshen July 7, 1879, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin C. Alford. She married Mr. Hefner April 26, 1915. They resided in California for 21 years, but returned to Goshen last August.

            Surviving in addition to the husband are a sister, Mrs. Washington E. Lowe, and a step-brother, Roy D. Miller, both of Goshen.

            Friends will be received at the Culp Funeral Home from Friday morning until the hour of the funeral Saturday at 1:30 p.m…. The body will be taken to Fort Wayne for cremation at the Lindenwood Crematory

 

Photo from Oakridge Cemetery, Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Ashton

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her father, Benjamin C. Alford; and grandfather Robert Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Irene Louise 1879 IN1, Benjamin C. 1849 IN2, Robert 1805 VA3, Henry 1778 VA4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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IRENE SCHACKER ALFORD

 

HERALD BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—2 October 2002

 

PENDLETON—Irene Alford, 87, of Pendleton, died on October 1, 2002, at her residence. Services were held on Thursday at Wilson St. Pierre Funeral Service and Crematory, Bright Chapel. Burial was in Huntsville Cemetery in Huntsville.

            She was born on August 17, 1915, in Denoff, ND, and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Huntsville Community Church.

            Survivors include sons, Roger W. Alford and Mickey Alford, both of Pendleton; daughter, Audrey Marshall of Anderson; brother, Jim Shocker [sic] of Markleville; sisters, Mary Lou Iverson of La Canada, CA and Marvel Neff of McCluskey, ND; seven grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; eight nieces and five nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph in 1971 [sic: gravestone says 1970]; sisters, Mabel Schacker, Millie Chapel, and Olie Mauldhouer; and brother Roy Schacker.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Irene S. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Pendleton, Madison Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Ralph M. Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and children Audrey June Alford Marshall and Roger William Alford in this compilation.

 

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ISABELLA VANBLARICUM ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS NEWS

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Thursday, 7 December 1882

 

DIED

 

            At the family residence, 222 N. Delaware street at 10 a.m., on Wednesday, December 6, 1882, Isabella Alford, the beloved wife of Thomas G. Alford.

            Funeral services at Roberts Park church, on Friday, December 8, at 2 p.m….

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Elizabet

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Thomas G. Alford; and children, Emma M. Alford Sullivan, Henry Albert Alford, Mary Caroline Alford Tutewiler, and May Bell Alford Weadon in this compilation.

 

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ISAIAH ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS NEWS

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Thursday, 29 June 1916

 

NEWCASTLE, Ind., June 29—Isaiah Alford, age sixty-eight, a farmer, is dead at his home, south of Lewisville. Alford, who was a bachelor, lived alone and he was found in an unconscious condition in his barnyard early Wednesday. A physician was summoned, who gave medical aid. Alford died without regaining consciousness. Heart trouble was the cause.

            Two brothers survive.

 

Photo from Lewisville Cemetery, Lewisville, Henry Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Colleen Sanders Broyles

 

AAFA NOTES: Isaiah’s name is misspelled on his gravestone.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Allison Alford, Joseph A. Alford, Nancy Jane Alford Alford, Samuel V. Alford, and Winfield S. Alford in this compilation.

            From IN Deaths: Isaiah Alford died 28 June 1916 in Washington, Rush Co., IN. He was born in 1849 [different than gravestone] in OH, son of Andrew Alford and _____ [Eliza] Morrow.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Isaiah 1850 OH1, Andrew 1816 VA2, Henry 1778 VA3, John 1735 Ireland4.

 

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IVA RETTA SNIDER ALLFORD

 

Iva Snider Allford 1936

Iva in about 1936

Photo from RonTaylor405’s Indiana Taylor Family Tree (Ancestry) - used with permission

 

DAILY BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Monday, 18 December 1972

 

            Mrs. Iva R. Allford, 82, of 4036 Scatterfield Road, died at 3:40 a.m. Sunday [December 17] at St. John’s Hospital after a four-year illness.

            Born in Hancock County, she had moved here from Ingalls in 1922. She retired from Delco-Remy Division in 1959.

            Mrs. Allford was a member of the Otterbein United Methodist Church, OES, 154, Beauceant, White Shrine of Jerusalem, Ivy Rebekah, and was past high worthy priestess of the White Shrine.

            Surviving are three children, Mrs. Ross (Edith) Melson, Leslie Allford and Mrs. Kenneth (Juanita) Wales, all of Anderson; a brother, Carl Snider of McCordsville; four grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

            Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Baker Brothers Funeral Home…. Burial will follow in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Iva Allford (SS# issued in IN) was born 14 Oct 1890 and died _____ Dec 1972, last residence Anderson, Madison Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her second husband, Raymond Carl Allford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and son Leslie Carl Allford in this compilation.

            Her middle name is from Ancestry family trees, where her maiden name is also spelled Snyder. Her first husband was Benjamin Harrison Hiday, father of her daughter Edith. Her parents were William Watkins Snider and Cynthia Caroline Barnard.

 

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JACK A. ALFORD

 

Photo from Bailey-Love Mortuary

 

HUNTINGTON HERALD-PRESS

Huntington, Huntington Co., IN—Monday, 21 December 2020

 

            Jack A. Alford, 73, of Huntington, passed away at 7:17 pm Friday, December 18, 2020 at Miller’s Merry Manor, Wabash, IN.

            Jack was born on October 7, 1947 in Huntington, IN the son of Russell T. Alford and Zelda H. (Schoeff) Alford. He graduated from Huntington Township High in 1965, then earned his Bachelor’s degree from the International Business College of Ft. Wayne, IN. He worked as a Sales Account Manager at Majestic of Huntington retiring after 41 years of service. He enjoyed showing cattle, making cookies and candies during the holidays, and growing flowers.

            Survivors include his Brother, James (Jo Ann) Alford of Syracuse, IN; Two Sisters, Barbara (Gene) Biberstein of Bluffton, IN, Nancy (Richard) Rice of Huntington, IN; and many Nieces and Nephews.

            He is preceded in death by his Father, Russell T Alford, Mother, Zelda H. Alford, and Sister, Sonja Holloway.

            Visitation will be from 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm Monday, December 21, 2020 at Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 West Park Drive, Huntington, IN. Graveside Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 am Tuesday, December 22, 2020 … at Zion Cemetery in Huntington….

 

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

            See the obituaries of his parents, Russell Thomas Alford and Zelda Helen Schoeff Alford; and sister Sonja S. Alford Holloway in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: Jack A. 1947 IN1, Russell Thomas 1908 IN2, Joseph 1873 KY3, Thomas Atchinson 1844 IN4, John William 1811 England5, John 1783 England6, John 1759 England7, Edward 1725 England8, Robert bef 1699 England9.

 

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JACK CLAYTON ALFORD

 

DAILY BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Wednesday, 31 March 1971

 

JACK C. ALFORD FATALLY STRICKEN

 

ALEXANDRIA—Jack C. Alford, 46, 311 Edgewood Dr., was stricken with a heart attack and died shortly after arriving at Community Hospital in Anderson.

            A native of Anderson, he had resided in Alexandria for 24 years and was employed at Hunter Weldner Chevrolet in Anderson. The World War II veteran of the U.S. Navy was the son of John H. and Alta Henry Alford, born March 29, 1925.

            Surviving are the widow, Phyllis J. Allen Alford, to whom he was married March 29, 1947; two children, Stephen and Marcia, both at home; three sisters, Mrs. Mary M. Adams and Mrs. Nancy Smitherman, both of Anderson and Mrs. Rosalie Lindsey of Irving, Texas; a brother, Jerry D. Alford of Anderson.

            Funeral services have been arranged for 10 a.m. Friday at the Karl M. Kyle Funeral Home with burial in the IOOF Cemetery….

 

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Photo from IOOF Cemetery, Alexandria, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Colleen Sanders Broyles

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jack Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 29 March 1925 and died _____ March 1971, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his parents, John Harvey Alford and Alta Marie Henry Alford; and siblings Jerry Dale Alford, Mary Margarette Alford Adams, and Robert William Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Rosalie Alford Lindsey in Texas Obituaries.

            His middle name is from Ancestry family trees.

            Jack’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Jack Clayton 1925 IN1, John Harvey 1897 IN2, William Perry 1865 IN3, Samuel 1837 IN4, John Lambert 1802 VA5, John 1773 VA6, John 1732 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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JACK HOWARD ALFORD

 

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Jack Howard Alford and his wife, Mary Jewell Scott

Photo from Norris Lynn Alford, AAFA #0422 – used with permission

 

THE TIMES

Munster, Lake Co., IN—Sunday, 9 July 1995

 

            Jack H. Alford, 74, of Hessville [Lake Co.], Indiana, passed away on Friday, July 7, 1995 at home.

            He is survived by his loving wife, Mary; one sister, Corinne (Ray) Kesner of Lebanon, Indiana; two nephews and one niece.

            Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 10, 1995 at 1 p.m. from the Virgil Huber Funeral Home.... Burial at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, Indiana. Friends may call Sunday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Virgil Huber Funeral Home, Hessville Chapel.

 

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THE TIMES

Munster, Lake Co., IN—Saturday, 8 July 1995

 

            Alford, Jack H., 74, of Hammond [Lake Co., IN], passed away July 7. He was retired from the Town of Munster Water Department and an Army veteran of World War II.

            Visitation 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday at the Virgil Huber Funeral Home, Hessville Chapel, 7051 Kennedy Ave. Services at 1 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville.

 

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Photo from Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens, Schererville, Lake Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, JCI Greg

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jack H. Alford (SS# issued in MI) was born 21 Jan 1921, last residence Hammond, IN.

            See the obituaries of his father, Howard Edward Alford; and sister Corinne Lou Alford Kesner in this compilation. We included the obituary of his mother, Mayme Hagerman Johnson Alford, in Michigan Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Jack Howard 1921 MI1, Howard Edward 1895 IL2, Edward Perry 1863 IN3, George Washington 1830 VA4, Robert 1805 VA5, Henry 1778 VA6, John 1735 Ireland7.

 

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JACKIE L. ALFORD

 

WASHINGTON TIMES HERALD

Washington, Daviess Co., IN—Thursday, 26 June 2014

 

            Jackie L. Alford, 60, of Washington, passed away at 5:18 a.m. Wednesday at Daviess Community Hospital.

            Jackie was born July 24, 1953, to George and Betty (Miley) Alford. He graduated from Washington High School and served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He was a past member of the Washington American Legion and was a member of the Washington VFW.

            He is survived by one son, Clayton Alford of Washington; two grandchildren, Camron Alford and Cassidy Alford, both of Washington; three brothers, Darrell Alford of Washington, Dennis Alford of Patoka, and David Alford of Washington; and his caregiver, Angie Dyer of Plainville.

            He is preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Donnie Alford.

            A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ed Lee Mortuary, with military rites by the Washington American Legion and VFW….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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JACQULINE ELAINE “JACKIE” SPECKMAN WILLIAMS ALFORD

 

CINCINNATI POST

Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH—Tuesday, 20 March 2007

 

            Jacqueline [sic] E. Alford, 77, of Aurora, Ind., died Sunday [March 18]. She was a homemaker. Services: 1 p.m. Wednesday at Rullman Hunger Denney Funeral Home, Aurora. Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. Memorials: Hope House Recovery Center, Richmond, Ind.

 

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Photo from River View Cemetery, Aurora, Dearborn Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mike Gosmeyer

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jacquline E. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 24 Aug 1929, last residence Aurora, Dearborn Co., IN.

            See the obituary of her second husband, Paul O. Alford, in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Jacqulline Elaine Speckman (last name also Williams and Alford) was born in Aurora, Dearborn Co., IN, the daughter of Gilbert H. Speckman and Eleanor E. Funck.

 

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JAMES ALFORD

 

FORT WAYNE NEWS

Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN—5 February 1895

 

            James Alford, an old man who was about to be removed to the infirmary was found dead in bed on Saturday morning at Logansport.

 

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JAMES ALFORD

 

THE TIMES

Munster, Lake Co., IN—Tuesday, 24 October 1995

 

            Alford, James, 80, of East Chicago [Lake Co., IN], passed away Oct. 20. Retired from Amoco Refinery.

            Visitation 1 to 8 p.m. (family hour 7 to 8 p.m.) Wednesday at Allen Funeral Home, 3546 Guthrie St., East Chicago. Services at 11 a.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial at Evergreen Memorial Cemetery, Hobart [Lake Co.].

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 6 May 1915, last residence East Chicago, Lake Co., IN.

            From SSACI: James Alford, black, was born 6 May 1915 in Charleston, MS, son of Hardy Alford and Dorcus Harris.

 

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JAMES A. ALFORD

 

HANCOCK DEMOCRAT

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Thursday, 19 February 1903

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HANCOCK DEMOCRAT

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Thursday, 19 February 1903

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AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, Joseph A. Alford; and brother Joseph Isaiah Edmund Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: James A. 1868 IN1, Joseph A. 1844 OH2, Andrew 1816 VA3, Henry 1778 VA4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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JAMES D. ALFORD

 

EVENING REPUBLICAN

Columbus, Bartholomew Co., IN—Saturday, 1 March 1913

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his mother, Mary Berry Alford, which includes a photo of the family burial plot; and siblings Martha B. “Mattie” Alford Doss, Oliver Perry Alford, Richard F. Alford Jr., and Susan B. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his father, Richard F. Alford Sr., in Tennessee Obituaries.

            James is buried in Garland Brook Cemetery, Columbus, Bartholomew Co., IN, but he has no gravestone.

            James is listed as James D. Alford in his obituary and on his death certificate, but as “James B. Alford” on the 1880 and 1900 censuses and on a 1900 real estate transfer:

 

EVENING REPUBLICAN

Columbus, Bartholomew Co., IN—Friday, 21 December 1900

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: James D. 1874 KY1, Richard F. 1832 KY2, Nathaniel 1785 KY3, Charles 1752 VA4, James 1715 VA5.

 

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JAMES DANNY “DAN” ALFORD

 

Friday, February 16th, 1951 - Saturday, June 19th, 2021

Photo and dates from Fairhaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Fort Wayne, IN

 

THE NEWS-SENTINEL

Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN—Sunday, 20 June 2021

 

            Dan Alford, 70, of Roanoke, Ind., passed away Saturday, June 19, 2021, at his home surrounded by his family.

            Born in Murfreesboro, Ark., he was a son of the late James Alford, and Francis Alford of Markle, Ind., who survives. Dan was the owner and operator of his plumbing businesses, D&D Plumbing and Homework Services. In his later years, he built several homes on Lake Wawasee. Dan will be remembered for his creativity and wonderful sense of humor. He was always the life of the party. Most of all, Dan loved spending time at the lake with his entire family, especially his grandchildren.

            He is also survived by his wife of 49 years, Deb Alford of Roanoke, Ind.; daughters, Danya (Mark) Renner of Craigville, Ind., Jamie (Zane) Pine of Markle, Ind., and Valerie (Chris) Petrie of Markle, Ind.; “Pa” had six grandchildren, Brandon, Brock, Brooklynn, Easton, Caiden, and Hudson; siblings, Kay (Kurt) Ullman of Bonita Springs, Fla. and Donnie Alford of Markle, Ind.

            Memorial Service is 6 p.m. Thursday, June 24, 2021, at Cornerstone Alliance Church, 5833 E. 900 W., Roanoke….

 

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

            From IN Marriages: On his daughter Danya’s marriage record, her parents are listed as James Danny Alford, born AR, and Deborah Lynn McKinzie, born KY.

            From U.S., Public Records Index (Ancestry): James D. Alford, born 16 Feb 1951, resided in Yoder, IN, in 1995.

 

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JAMES E. ALFORD

 

ELKHART TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—30 October 1937

 

            James E. Alford, 79, a retired New York Central engineer died at 11:30 Friday night at his home, 420 Aspenwald avenue. In failing health for nearly a year, Mr. Alford had been confined to his bed since an attack of ptomaine poisoning the night of Sunday, Oct. 17, gradually losing strength.

            Mr. Alford, a native of Waterford, this county, was born Jan. 1, 1858, the son of George and Elizabeth (Haney) Alford. Some years later the family moved to Warsaw, and the son was assistant there to his father, who operated a sawmill. At the age of 21 he came to Elkhart and took a job as fireman on the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern railroad. He had been in the railroad service 46 years when he retired Feb. 9, 1926.

            Surviving are the widow, Esta Howe Alford, to whom he was married June 4, 1904; two daughters, Mrs. W.H. (Evelyn) Schult of Elkhart and Miss Selma Alford at the paternal home; a grand-daughter; a brother, Oliver Alford of Warsaw, and a sister, Mrs. Nettie Osborne of Evansville, Ind.

            Mr. Alford was a member of the Elkhart lodge of Elks and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers.

            Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Walter Meyer funeral home, 216 West High street, with the Rev. B.E. Chambers of Castle U.B. church in charge. Burial will take place in Grace Lawn.

            All New York Central Pensioners are to meet at 1:30 at the Y.M.C.A. to attend the funeral in a body.

 

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Photos from Grace Lawn Cemetery, Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Ashton

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Esta May Howe Alford; daughter Selma Leone Alford; father, George Washington Alford; and siblings Adella Luetta Alford Long, Joseph Elmer Alford, Mary Jeanette “Nettie” Alford Osborn, and Robert Morris Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Edward Perry Alford in Michigan Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: James E. 1858 IN1, George Washington 1830 VA2, Robert 1805 VA3, Henry 1778 VA4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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JAMES E. ALFORD

 

RUSHVILLE REPUBLICAN

Rushville, Rush Co., IN—Monday, 17 March 1947

 

            James E. Alford, 73, a farmer of near Buenna Vista, died at Margaret Mary hospital, Batesville, Saturday night at 11:10 o’clock after an illness of several months.

            He was born in Franklin county June 14, 1873, a son of James and Jane Showalter Alford and had lived in the community all his life.

            Surviving is the widow, and two sisters, Bertha Alford and Mrs. Ida E. Siders, of near Buenna Vista.

            Funeral services will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock at the Buenna Vista Christian church, of which he was a member…. Entombment will be in the East Hill Shrine mausoleum, Rushville….

 

Photo from East Hill Shrine Mausoleum, Rushville, Rush Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Susie and Mike

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Lula E. Abrams Alford; mother, Sarah Jane Showalter Alford; and sister Ida Ellen Alford Siders in this compilation.

 

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JAMES E. ALFORD

 

THE COURIER-JOURNAL

Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY—Thursday, 18 February 1982

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James Alford (SS# issued in AR) was born 2 May 1895 and died _____ Feb 1982, last residence Jeffersonville, Clark Co., IN.

            On his 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), James Alford, age 22 black, is living in Tula, Lafayette Co., MS. He was born 2 May 1895 in Dallas, Lafayette Co., MS, and signed with his mark.

            From IN Deaths: James E. Alford, black, was born 2 May 1895, son of James Luster [?] and Roas Alford, and died 14 Feb 1982 in Jeffersonville, Clark Co., IN.

 

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JAMES EDWARD ALFORD

 

GOSHEN NEWS

Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—Monday, 26 December 2011

 

CROMWELL [Noble Co.]—James Edward Alford, 62, Cromwell, died Monday [December 26] at Marion Veterans Administration Hospital in Marion.

            He was born March 12, 1949 in Manchester.

            On Jan. 26, 1980 he married Nettie Jean Jacobs in Cromwell.

            He is survived by his wife, three children, Lisa (Keith) Dunbar, Wawaka, Peggy (James) Jones, Albion and Angel Terry, Cromwell.

            Visitation will be Wednesday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Yeager Funeral Home, Ligonier. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Maple Grove Cemetery, Topeka [Lagrange Co.].

 

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NEWS SUN

Kendallville, Noble Co., IL—28 December 2011

 

            James Edward Alford, age 62, of Cromwell, Ind., passed away Monday, December 26, 2011, at Marion VA Hospital in Marion, Ind. He was born on March 12, 1949, to James L. and Julia A. (Shaw) Alford in Manchester, Tenn. On January 26, 1980, he married Nettie Jean Jacobs in Cromwell, Ind.

            He served in the United States Army during Vietnam working as a supply truck driver. Mr. Alford enjoyed working with wood, model cars, and his cats.

            He is survived by his wife, Nettie Alford of Cromwell; three children, Lisa (Keith) Dunbar of Wawaka, Peggy (James) Jonas of Albion, and Angel Terry of Cromwell; four grandchildren; and a brother Robert (Robbie) Tate of Woodburn, Tenn.

            He was preceded in death by his parents.

            A funeral service will be held in Mr. Alford’s honor on Thursday, December 29, 2011 at 1 p.m. at Yeager Funeral Home, 1589 Lincolnway South, Ligonier…. Burial will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery in Topeka, IN….

 

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Photo from Maple Grove Cemetery, Topeka, Lagrange Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sharon Turner

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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JAMES HENDERSON ALFORD

 

THE COURIER-JOURNAL

Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY—Thursday, 13 June 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1998

 

            James H. Alford, 96, formerly of Bowling Green, died Tuesday [June 11] in Indianapolis. Funeral, 10 a.m. Friday, J.C. Kirby & Son Funeral Home....

 

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Permission granted by the photographer, Shaun White

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James H. Alford (SS# issued in KY) was born 13 July 1894, last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Mary Cordie Snodgrass Alford; and son Amos Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his children Barbara Ann Schone Alford Taylor, Charles Raymond Alford, James Stewart Alford, and Maud Ernestine Alford Ellis in Kentucky Obituaries.

            James was the son of Peter Henderson Alford and his second wife, Adaline Davis. He married (1) Mary Cordie Snodgrass. They had children James Wallace, Regina, Henderson, Amos, O. Pearl, and Maude Ernestine—all born in Warren Co., KY. Sometime before 1930, they were divorced. James married (2) Georgia Neighbors Snodgrass in Dec 1933 and had at least 5 children, some born before the marriage.

            Cordie m. (2) Jess Sears and had 4 children. At some point James and Cordie remarried each other.

            From IN Marriages: James H. Alford, born 13 July 1895 in Warren Co., KY, son of Bud Alford and Adeline David, both deceased, married Georgia Snodgrass, born 30 July 1909 in Bowling Green, KY, daughter of Melvin Neighbors and Fordie Morgan, both deceased. The marriage took place in Clark Co., IN, on 11 Dec 1933. James was married once previously, divorced; Georgia was married once previously, husband died in 1924.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: James Henderson 1894 KY1, Peter Henderson 1863 KY2, William Thomas 1838 KY3, William 1804 VA4, William 1775 VA5.

 

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JAMES L. ALFORD, SR.

 

THE TIMES

Munster, Lake Co., IN—Friday, 19 July 2019

 

HAMMOND, IN—James L. Alford, Sr., age 87, of Hammond, passed away Sunday, July 14, 2019 at Community Hospital in Munster.

            Funeral services will be held Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Goodwill Baptist Church, 5119 Indianapolis Blvd., East Chicago; Rev. Cedric Howard, Pastor. Interment Concordia Cemetery, Hammond…. Hinton & Williams Funeral Home is honored to be of service to the Alford family during their time of loss.

 

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

 

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JAMES MELLING ALFORD

 

DAILY REVIEW

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—Tuesday, 7 September 1915

 

GOSHEN, Ind., Sept. 7—James Alford, age 80, pioneer resident of Goshen, died at his home of typhoid fever. Less than a year ago Mr. Alford’s daughter, Mrs. Minnie Alford McGarvey, died of typhoid at Vawter Park, Lake Wawasee.

            Within the last month it is said that forty cases of typhoid have developed at Wawasee. A general exodus of resorters followed rumors spread about Wawasee that typhoid was raging there.

 

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WEEKLY NEWS TIMES

Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—Friday, 10 September 1915

 

JAMES M. ALFORD DIES; IS VICTIM OF TYPHOID

PIONEER RESIDENT OF CITY SUCCUMBS MONDAY MORNING

ILLNESS OF TWO WEEKS PROVES FATAL TO ONE OF GOSHEN’S OLDEST RESIDENTS

 

            James M. Alford, 80 years old, and one of the pioneer residents of Goshen, died Monday morning at 1:40 o’clock at his home, 611 South Seventh street, of typhoid fever. Two weeks ago he was stricken with the fever, and since that time has been in a critical condition until his death.

            Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at four o’clock from his late home. Rev. W.P. Minton, of the First Christian church, will officiate and interment will be made in Oake Ridge cemetery.

            Surviving Mr. Alford are his wife and one son, Frank Alford, of this city; two grandchildren, Carl McGarvey and Donald Alford, and two brothers, William and Robert, also a sister Mrs. Ellen Chalfant, of South Bend. Another daughter, Mrs. Minnie Alford McGarvey, died of the disease less than a year ago.

            James Alford was born in Greenbriar county, Va., on July 8, 1835, and when one year old was brought to Indiana by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Alford. The family located on a farm west of Goshen at that time, and lived there for many years.

            On December 2, 1857, Mr. Alford was married to Mary Jane Miller, who survives her husband. Three children were born, of whom but one remains. For more than forty years Mr. Alford was a resident of Goshen, and during the greater part of this time was engaged in the grocery business. He retired from active business sixteen years ago, however. Mr. Alford was a member of the Christian church of this city for fifty years.

 

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Photo from Oakridge Cemetery, Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Ashton

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Jane Miller Alford; children Ada Lillian Alford, Frank Ellsworth Alford, and Minnie O. Alford McGarvey; parents, Robert Alford and Sarah Cart Alford; and siblings Benjamin C. Alford, Delilah Jane Alford Miller, Eleanor C. Alford Chalfant, George Washington Alford, Sarah Ann Alford Swart, and William A. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brothers Joseph F. Alford and Robert Alford Jr. in California Obituaries.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s Corrington Loyal Alford Collection, Fifth Section. From this document: “James M. Alford—He was born in Greenbrier County, Virginia, July 8, 1834 and by occupation a grocery merchant in Goshen, Indiana. He married Miss Mary Jane Miller, Dec. 22, 1857, a most esteemed lady. She was born in Goshen, Indiana and they had three children.”

            James’s middle initial is reported as both W and M in the Corrington Alford document. In online family trees he is found as James Melling Alford—Melling is maiden name of his maternal grandmother, Eleanor Melling.

            From Indiana Death Index, 1882–1920 (FamilySearch.org): James H. Alford, age 80, died 6 Sept 1915 in Goshen, IN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: James Melling1835 VA1, Robert 1805 VA2, Henry 1778 VA3, John 1735 Ireland4.

 

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JAMES PERRY ALFORD

 

WASHINGTON HERALD

Washington, Daviess Co., IN—Thursday, 22 May 1924

 

 

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WASHINGTON HERALD

Washington, Daviess Co., IN—Friday, 23 May 1924

 

 

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WASHINGTON DEMOCRAT

Washington, Daviess Co., IN—Monday, 26 May 1924


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WASHINGTON HERALD

Washington, Daviess Co., IN—Monday, 26 May 1924

 

 

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Photo from Oak Grove Cemetery, Washington, Daviess Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Allen Helderman

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his second wife, Susan Gilmore Alford; and daughters Ethel Pansy Alford Loyd, Grace Alford Holtzclaw, and Mary Bertha Alford Colbert in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his daughter Martha L. “Mattie” Alford Trotter Neal in Illinois Obituaries; and of his daughter Susan Frances Alford Wagoner Wright in Tennessee Obituaries.

            From IN Marriages: John W. Gilley married Miss America J. Burress on 18 Oct 1857 in Daviess Co., IN.

            From IN Marriages: James P. Alford married Mrs. America Jane Gilley on 8 Nov 1862 in Daviess Co., IN.

            From IN Marriages: James Alford married S. Gilmore on 1 March 1880 in Knox Co., IN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: James Perry 1842 IN1, William 1794 VA2, John 1768 VA3, Thomas 1736 VA4, John 1696 ??5.

 

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JAMES SIMPSON ALFORD

 

HAMILTON COUNTY LEDGER

Noblesville, Hamilton Co., IN—Friday, 28 February 1908

 

 

Photo from Zionsville Cemetery, Zionsville, Boone Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Christine Pellor

 

AAFA NOTES: From IN Deaths: James Simpson Alford, widowed, age 59 born 23 Oct 1848 in OH, son of J.G. Alford and T.E. Threewits, died 25 Feb 1908 in Eagle Township, Boone Co., IN. His spouse was Laura A. Alford. The informant was Willard Alford, his son.

            From Ohio, County Marriage Records (Ancestry): James S. Alford married Laura A. Wyatt in Preble Co., OH, 18 Oct 1881.

            From Ohio, County Marriage Records (Ancestry): Joseph J. Alford married Thersis Emeline Thruwits on 22 Aug 1847 in Preble Co., OH.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: James Simpson 1848 OH1, Joseph J. 1821 VA2, Henry 1778 VA3, John 1735 Ireland4.

 

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JAMES STANLEY ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS NEWS

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Tuesday, 14 July 1964

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Stanley Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 7 Nov 1883 and died _____ July 1964, last residence not listed.

            We included the obituary of his son James Gordon Alford in Florida Obituaries.

            On James Stanley Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 33, born 7 Nov 1883. He is living in Otwell, Pike Co., IN, and his wife, Nellie May Alford, is his contact.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: James Stanley 1883 IN1, James Madison 1841 IN2, George Washington 1817 IN3, James 1791 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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JAMES THOMAS ALFORD

Uncle of Deborah Alford Warren, AAFA #1313

 

Myers Funeral Home

Markle, Huntington Co., IN—_____ December 2016

 

James Alford Obituary

 

            James T. “Jim” Alford, 87 of rural Markle passed away early Friday, December 16, 2016 at his residence.

            Jim worked for over 40 years at the Kresge / Kmart Distribution Ctr. in Fort Wayne retiring in 1991. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving overseas in a Tank Division in Germany at the end of WWII. Jim was a member of the Markle Church of Christ and he loved to go to Florida and camping with his wife as a part of their Camping Club. He also enjoyed raccoon hunting, fishing, gardening and spending time with his kids and grandkids.

            Jim was born on February 9, 1929 in Murfreesboro, Ark., a son of Walter and Susie (Hutchington) Alford.

            He was united in marriage to Frances Allison on June 4, 1949 in Murfreesboro. His wife survives.

            Additional survivors include - two sons: Dan (Deb) Alford of Wawasee and Don Alford of Markle; a daughter: Kay (Kurt) Ullman of Carmel, IN. Three sisters: Maye Genelle Blair of Huntington, Erma Lee Pequignot of Columbia City and Beryl Jean Gray of Bluffton. Seven granddaughters and one grandson; seven great grandsons and one great granddaughter.

            He was preceded in death by three brothers: J.W. Alford, Eldon Alford and Kenneth Alford; one sister Helen White.

            …. A Memorial service will also be held on Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 4:00 p.m. at the Markle Church of Christ…. Interment will be at the Markle Cemetery….

 

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Photo from Markle Cemetery, Markle, Huntington Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Fausz

 

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

            See the obituary of his mother, Susie A. Hutchings Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his siblings Helen S. Alford White and Joseph Walter Franklin Alford in Arkansas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            His lineage: James Thomas 1929 AR1, Walter 1901 AR2, Joseph Riley 1874 AR3, Joseph David 1842 AR4, David Winston 1823 AL5, David 1785 VA6, Robert 1760 England7.

 

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JAMES WALLACE ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS NEWS

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Wednesday, 16 April 1969

 

 

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Photo from Floral Park Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Michael Moore

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Neva Marie Sullivan Moore Alford; parents, James Henderson Alford and Mary Cordie Snodgrass Alford; and brother Amos Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his sister Maud Ernestine Alford Ellis; and his half-siblings Barbara Ann Alford Schone Taylor, Charles Raymond Alford, and James Stewart Alford in Kentucky Obituaries.

            From IN Deaths: James W. Alford, widowed age 53, was born 19 Aug 1915 in KY, son of James H. Alford and Cordia Snodgrass. He died 15 Apr 1969 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: James Wallace 1915 KY1, James Henderson 1894 KY2, Peter Henderson 1863 KY3, William Thomas 1838 KY4, William 1804 VA5, William 1775 VA6.

 

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JAMES WALTER ALFORD

 

JOURNAL AND COURIER

Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN—Wednesday, 6 August 1958

 

 

Photo from Bunnell Cemetery, Frankfort, Clinton Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, realow

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of his brother John Benjamin Alford in California Obituaries.

            On James Walter Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 43, a farmer living in Frankfort, Clinton Co., IN. He was born 27 Sept 1874, and his wife is Bertha Myrtle Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            His lineage: James Walter 1874 KY1, James Henry 1839 OH2, John William 1811 England3, John about 1783 England4, John 1759 England5, Edward 1725 England6, Robert bef 1699 England7.

 

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JAMES WARD ALFORD

 

HERALD BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Saturday, 2 January 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

FORTVILLE—James W. Alford, 75, Fortville, died Dec. 29, 1998, at Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Sarasota, Fla. [perhaps he was visiting in FL].

            He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Sue Ann (Wihebrink) Alford; sons, Timothy J. Alford, Stephen W. Alford and Albert Alan Alford; daughter, Virginia M. Rigdon; sisters, Virginia Heche and Barbara Lewark; and 10 grandchildren.

            Services will be 11 a.m. Monday at Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home with the Rev. Steve Gaines of Fortville United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will be in Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville. Military graveside rites will be conducted by Fortville American Legion Post 391 and Fortville VFW Post 6904....

 

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INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Saturday, 2 January 1999

 

            James W. Alford, 75, Fortville, died Dec. 29.

            He was co-owner of J&S Ceramics, Fortville. Previously, he worked for International Association of Heat & Frost Insulators & Asbestos Workers Local 18, retiring in 1985. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a member of the American Legion’s Fortville post, and a charter member of the Fortville post of Veterans of Foreign Wars. He was also a member of Fortville Masonic Lodge and had been a Boy Scout leader for Troop 237.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

            Services: 11 a.m. Jan. 5 in Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville…. Burial: Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Fortville.

            Survivors: wife Sue Ann Wihebrink Alford; children Timothy J., Stephen W., Albert Alan Alford, Virginia M. Rigdon; sisters Virginia Heche, Barbara Lewark; 10 grandchildren.

 

In another article:

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Monday, 4 January 1999

 

            James W. Alford; Services rescheduled for 11 a.m. Jan 6 in Ronald L. Seals Funeral Home, Fortville [IN—due to snowstorm conditions].

 

 

Photos from Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jennefer Burk

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James W. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 19 Aug 1923, last residence Fortville, Hancock Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Sue Ann Wihebrink Alford, which provides his middle name; sons Albert Alan Alford and Stephen W. Alford; parents, Thomas Ward Alford and Sallie Murrer Alford; and siblings Barbara Isabelle Alford Lewark, Murray John Alford, Robert Bennie Alford, Thomas Jerry Alford, and Virginia A. “Gino” Alford Heche in this compilation.

            The last name of some members of this family is spelled Allford in various records.

            James’ ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: James Ward 1923 IN1, Thomas Ward 1888 IN2, John Lambert 1835 IN3, John Lambert 1802 VA4, John 1773 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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JAMES WESLEY ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS NEWS

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Wednesday, 27 May 1998

 

 

Photo from Forest Lawn Memory Gardens, Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marilyn

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James W. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 28 Aug 1942, last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Marcia Ann Reese Alford; parents, Donald Harry Alford and Hazel May Shull Alford; and brother Richard Shull Alford in this compilation.

            His lineage: James Wesley 1942 IN1, Donald Harry 1913 IN2, John Wesley 1872 IN3, John Wesley 1828 VA/WV4.

 

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JAMES WILLIAM ALFORD

 

Source unknown

Daviess Co., IN—_____ September 1994

 

 

            James (Jim) W. Alford, 41, 2305 E. Nat’l Hwy, Washington, died unexpectedly at his home at approximately 10 a.m. Wednesday [September 14].

            The funeral will be Monday at 10 a.m. at St. Simon’s Church…. Interment will be in St. John’s Cemetery.

            Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Ed L. Lee Mortuary with a wake service at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, Eagles Lodge services at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, and Knight of Columbus memorial services at 7 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

            He was born May 30, 1953 in Knox County to the late William (Bill) E. Alford who died in 1989 and Bonnie Della Daugherty Long who survives in St. Louis, Mo. He was a 1971 graduate of Washington High School. He was a member of St. Simon’s Church, Eagles Lodge, Knights of Columbus, Washington Conservation Club, and Moose Lodge. He enjoyed restoring older model cars and participated in the Carfest many years.

            Surviving are his mother and one son and one daughter, Jason and Tammy Renee Alford, Both of Washington and one grandson.

 

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COURIER & PRESS

Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN—Saturday, 17 September 1994

 

WASHINGTON [Daviess Co.], Ind.—James W. “Jim” Alford, 41, died of a brain hemorrhage Wednesday [September 14] at his home.

            He was a self-employed auto mechanic for 20 years at Alfords’ Garage. He was a member of St. Simon Catholic Church, Eagles, Knights of Columbus, Conservation Club and Moose Lodge. He enjoyed restoring older cars and participated in the Carfest in Washington for many years.

            Surviving are a daughter, Tammy Renee Alford of Washington; a son, Jason Alford of Washington; his mother, Bonnie Della (Daugherty) Long of St. Louis; and a grandson, Michael Dean Burton.

            Services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Simon Catholic Church, with burial in St. John Cemetery.

            Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at Ed Lee Mortuary, where a wake service will be at 4:30 p.m. Eagles Lodge will conduct memorial services at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, followed by a Knights of Columbus memorial service at 7 p.m.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James W. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 30 May 1953 and died 14 Sept 1994, last residence not listed.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: James William 1953 IN1, William Eugene 1926 IN2, Thomas Everett 1885/1884 IN3, James M. 1857 OH4, Isaac 1834 OH5, Oliver 1789 MA6, Elijah 1757 MA7, Elijah 1732 CT8, Josiah 1696 CT9, Josiah 1649 CT0, Benedict 1619 England11, Thomas 1598 England12.

 

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JEANETTE WALKER ALFORD

Aunt of Clarence Lambert Alford, Jr., AAFA #1537

 

EVANSVILLE COURIER

Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN—Tuesday, 8 August 1989

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jeanette M. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 20 May 1920, last residence not listed.

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

            From SSACI: Jeanette Walker was born 20 May 1920 in Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN, daughter of John W. Walker and Jennie B. Bankert. She is listed as:

 

1937    Jeanette Walker

1938    Jeanette Barbara Walker

1956    Jeanette M. Alford

 

            From IN Births: Jeanette Walker was born 20 May 1920 in Evansville Vanderburgh Co., IN, daughter of John William Walker and Jane Bamkert.

 

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JENNIFER LYNN ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Sunday, 26 January 1969

 

 

Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, JD

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her paternal grandparents, Curtis Homer Alford and Marguerite Screes Alford in this compilation.

            From IN Deaths: Jennifer L. Alford was born 21 Sept 1968, daughter of Floyd R. Alford and Judith K. Alford. She died 24 Jan 1969 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Jennifer Lynn 1968 IN1, Floyd Robert 1940 IN2, Curtis Homer 1907 KY3, Homer 1866 KY4, John Dalton 1836 KY5, Payton H. 1808 KY6, John 1782 VA7, Jacob 1757 VA8, James 1715 VA9.

 

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JERRY ALFORD, JR.

 

POST-TRIBUNE

Gary, Lake Co., IN—Wednesday, 30 December 2015

 

Jerry Alford Jr. Obituary

            Mr. Jerry Alford Jr., age 72, was the first of a set of twins, born to Mr. Jerry Alford Sr. and Mrs. Hortense Rosemond Alford on October 11, 1943 in Bay St. Louis, MS. As a young child, Jerry relocated, along with his parents, and twin sister to Gary, IN. He completed his formal education in Gary, graduating from Gary Roosevelt high school (class of 1962). After graduating from high school, he was employed by the Ford Motor Company in Chicago Heights, IL, where he worked until he retired. Mr. Jerry Alford was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He spent two years in the United States Marine Corps where he saw combat. He was honorably discharged after receiving a “Purple Heart” for his sacrifice and meritorious service to his country.

            Mr. Jerry Alford met and married the love of his life, the former Stacy Kelliehan, who brought joy into his life.

            Mr. Alford made his transition from time into eternity on Tuesday morning, December 22, 2015.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, twin sister, Geraldine Alford-Mosley, and older brother, James Alford.

            He leaves to cherish his memories, devoted wife, Mrs. Stacy Alford, his children, 14 grandchildren, nieces, nephews, many special cousins and other relatives, and friends.

            …. Funeral Service will be Saturday January 2, 2016 at 11:00am. All services will be held at Manuel Memorial Funeral Home 421 West 5th Avenue Gary, IN.

 

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

            See the obituaries of his parents, Jerry Alford Sr. and Hortense Lorena Rosemond Alford; and twin sister Geraldine Marie Alford Fleming Mosley in this compilation.

            From IN Marriages: Jerry J. Alford married Stacy Kelliehan on 22 March 1991 in Gary, Lake Co., IN. Jerry was previously married and divorced in 1988.

 

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JERRY ALLEN ALFORD

 

Photo from Alford’s Mortuary, South Bend, IN

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Thursday, 3 May 2018

 

SOUTH BEND—On the afternoon of Saturday, April 28, 2018, Jerry Allen Alford, a resident of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away at the age of 78 years.

            Jerry’s life began on January 4, 1940, in Dallas, Texas when he was born to Clyde and Pauline (Clark) Alford. In 1948, coming from Dallas, Texas the family relocated to South Bend, Indiana. Jerry attended the South Bend public schools and graduated from John Adams High School in 1958. He also received a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Accounting from Indiana University South Bend.

            Jerry and Dorothy Hunt were united in wedlock in Cassopolis, Michigan on October 5, 1961 and to their union three sons were born.

            He was a retired engineer from Honeywell in St. Joseph, Michigan where he was employed as Plant Manager. After his retirement, Jerry and his wife moved to Indianapolis and there he was a member of Nehemiah Bible Church where he served as an Elder for three years. In addition, he did a great deal of volunteer work at the Nehemiah Food and Clothing Pantry. He loved working in the yard, golfing, and was an avid fan of the Pacers. Jerry’s greatest passion was his family; he dearly loved his sons and attending his grandchildren’s sporting events.

            Jerry is survived by a devoted family that includes his wife, Dorothy; three sons, Adrian (Chona) Alford of Memphis, Tennessee, Jerry (Paula) Alford of Carmel, Indiana, and Damon (Renee) Alford of Indianapolis, Indiana; nine grandchildren, Alitha, Mark, Natasha, Tyler Marie, Kellyn, Gabrielle, Maxwell, Damon II, and Dayson; siblings, Barbara Sue Harrison and Paul (Veronica) Alford; and a brother-in-law, John Turner, along with a host of other relatives and friends.

            Preceding him in death along with his parents was a sister, Gloria Ann Turner.

            Services for Mr. Jerry Allen Alford will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, May 5, 2018, at Pentecostal Cathedral Church, 1025 Western Avenue, South Bend. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery….

            Alford’s Mortuary has been entrusted with arrangements….

 

Photo from Highland Cemetery, South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, bill3262

 

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

            From Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997 (Ancestry): Jerry Allen Alford was born 4 Jan 1940 in Dallas Co., TX, son of Clyde Alford and Pauline Clark.

            His lineage: Jerry Allen 1940 TX1, Clyde 1897 LA2, William 1845 LA3.

 

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JERRY D. ALFORD, SR.

 

POST-TRIBUNE

Gary, Lake Co., IN—Wednesday, 23 March 2005

 

            Mr. Jerry Alford, Sr. was born January 29, 1922, in Charleston, MS, to Jerry and Edmonia Alford. He confessed a hope in Christ at an early age and was united with New Town Missionary Baptist Church in Charleston, MS. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Alford received an Honorable Discharge from the United States Army. While a soldier stationed in Bay St. Louis, MS, Jerry met and was united in Holy Matrimony to the former Hortense Lorena Rosemond. To this union was born a set of twins. After relocating to Gary, IN, Jerry soon became employed by United States Steel where he remained employed until his retirement.

            Jerry was preceded in death by his wife, Hortense Lorena Rosemond Alford; father and mother, Jerry and Edmonia Alford; brother, Charlie Alford; and sisters, Maggie Venerable, Fannie Whittaker, Virdie C. McClendon, Maudine McCall.

            Early Sunday morning, March 20, 2005, Mr. Jerry Alford, Sr., made his transition from labor to reward.

            He leaves to cherish his memory 2 sons, James (Lula) Alford of Oakland, MS, and Jerry (Stacey) Alford, Jr.; 1 daughter, Geraldine Mosley, all of Gary, IN; 13 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; 1 brother, David (Mildred) Alford, and 2 sisters, Dorothy Moseley of Memphis, TN, and Margaret Hearon of Gary, IN; a very “special” cousin, Mr. James Hudson; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

            Visitation Saturday, March 26, 2005, from 9 to 11:00 a.m. with funeral services at 11:00 a.m., all services at the Guy & Allen Chapel, 2959 West 11th Avenue. Interment Evergreen Memorial Park, Hobart, IN….

 

Photo from Evergreen Memorial Park, Hobart, Lake Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Lara Mitchell Alfaro

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jerry Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 21 Jan 1922 and died 22 March 2005—both dates probably incorrect and differ from his obituary, his gravestone, and his death certificate—last residence Gary, Lake Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Hortense Lorena Rosemond Alford; children Geraldine Marie Alford Fleming Mosley and Jerry Alford Jr.; and sister Margaret Alford Hearon in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his siblings Charlie Green Alford (with additional genealogical information), David Alford, Fannie Alford Whittaker, and Maggie Alford Venable; and of his probable son James A. Alford in Mississippi Obituaries.

            From IN Deaths: Jerry D. Alford, black, widowed, was born 29 Jan 1922 in Charleston, MS, son of Jerry and Edmonia Alford. He died 20 March 2005 in Gary, Lake Co., IN.

            On the 1930 census, Jerry (40) and Edmonia (35) Alford are listed with 4 children in Tallahatchie Co., MS. One of the children is J.D. Alford, age 9. All and their parents were born in MS. This is an African American family.

            On the 1940 census, still in Tallahatchie Co., he is Jerry D. Alford, age 17.

            His lineage: Jerry D. 1922 MS1, Jerry 1883 MS2, Jerry 1850 MS3.

 

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JERRY DALE ALFORD

 

Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—_____ June 2014

 

Jerry Dale Alford

 

            Jerry Dale Alford, 81, of Anderson, passed away on June 23, 2014 at the Community Hospital Anderson, IN.

            He was born on August 2, 1932, in Anderson, Indiana and resided all of his life in Anderson. He was a retired truck driver for Delco Remy. Jerry served his country in US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the Lake Street Church in Chesterfield.

            Jerry is survived by his loving spouse whom he married in 1953, Carol Hoffman Alford; daughters, Teresa Spangler-Everhart of Alexandria, and Cindy Alford of Anderson; grandchildren, Anthony Dale Leanne Alford, Kris Kuklenski, Melissa Riddle, Rachel Stringfield, Kyla Allen, Jessica Moore and Sarah Beth Strange; 5 great-grandsons; 1 special great-grandson, Jerry Dale Alford; 9 great-granddaughters; 1great-great granddaughter; 2 sisters, Mary Adams and Nancy Dadlow; and 3 brothers-in-law, Steve Phylis Hoffman, Jon Norma Hoffman and Don Diane Hoffman.

            He was preceded in death by his daughter, Robin Strange; parents, John Alford & Alta Henry Alford; 2 brothers; and 1 sister.

            Visitation will be held Wednesday, June 25, 2014 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm at Robert D. Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, 200 West 53rd St. Anderson, Indiana. Services will be Thursday, June 26, 2014, 11:30 am at the funeral home…. Burial will take place in Memorial Park Cemetery, Anderson.

 

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Photos from Anderson Memorial Park, Anderson, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Colleen Sanders Broyles

 

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

            See the obituaries of his parents, John Harvey Alford and Alta Marie Henry Alford; and siblings Jack Clayton Alford, Mary Margarette Alford Adams, and Robert William Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Rosalie Alford Lindsey in Texas Obituaries.

            Jerry’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Jerry Dale 1932 IN1, John Harvey 1897 IN2, William Perry 1865 IN3, Samuel 1837 IN4, John Lambert 1802 VA5, John 1773 VA6, John 1732 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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JESSE MILTON ALLFORD

 

HANCOCK DEMOCRAT

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Thursday, 10 July 1952

 

JESSE M. ALLFORD DIES AT HOME IN PENDLETON

 

            Funeral services for Jesse M. Allford, who died at his home in Pendleton Sunday afternoon were held Wednesday morning. Rev. Lester Pierce, pastor of the Carrolton Methodist church, officiated. Burial was made in Mendon cemetery.

            Mr. Allford was 67 years old. He was born in Hancock county April 21, 1885, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Allford. Mr. Allford operated a restaurant and filling station at Carrollton prior to moving to Pendleton in 1946.

            Survivors include the widow, Grace: three children, Mrs. Inez Ashworth of Carrollton; Mrs. Katherine Holliday of Anderson and Norman Allford with the U.S. Army at Lindenwood, Mass.; two brothers. Sam Allford of McCordsville, and Lafe Allford, of Greenfield, three sisters, Mrs. Clara Whittinger, Mrs. Norma Jones and Mrs. Cora Maroska, all of Greenfield,

 

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Photo from Mendon Cemetery, Pendleton, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mike Gosmeyer

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Elsie Grace Maroska Allford; daughter Inez Leora Allford Ashworth; grandson Steven Eugene Alford; parents, Marion Bruce Allford and Analyza Sitton Allford; and brothers Edward Wilburn Alford, Lafayette “Lafe” Allford, Samuel Justice Alford, and William A. Alford in this compilation.

            Jesse’s name appears to be misspelled on his gravestone.

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

            From IN Marriages: Jesse Alford and Elsie G. Maroska were married on 24 Sept 1904 in Hancock Co.

            On his 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he signs his name Jesse Milton Alford and names his wife Elsie Grace Alford.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALLFORD lineage: Jesse Milton 1885 IN1, Marion Bruce 1858 IN2, Samuel 1837 IN3, John Lambert 1802 VA4, John [ALFORD] 1773 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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JEWELL I. BECK ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—4 April 2010

 

            Jewell I. Alford 87, passed away April 3, 2010 at St. Francis Hospital in Beech Grove, IN.

            Jewell was born in Oakland City, IN to the late Charles and Gracie Beck. She married Charles Alford in 1945. They have two daughters, Susan (husband Larry) Mayes and Dianna (husband Jim) Robbins who survive.

            Jewell worked as a clerk for Crown Laundry and K-mart.

            Jewell is also survived by 5 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, 4 great-great-grandchildren and a brother, Paul Beck.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles and her sister, Iva Beck.

            Friends may call on Tuesday, April 6, 2010 from 10 a.m. to Noon in Little and Sons Funeral Home, Beech Grove Chapel. A graveside service will follow at 1 p.m. in Park Cemetery, Greenfield, IN….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jewel I. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 13 Dec 1922, last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

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

 

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JILL ALFORD WILSON

 

Seals Funeral Home

Fortville, Hancock Co, IN—_____ January 2019

 

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            Jill Wilson, 75, of Anderson, formerly of Pendleton, passed away Monday, January 21, 2019 in Indianapolis.

            She was born December 13, 1943 in Anderson to Robert B. and Faye E. (Lancaster) Alford. Jill was a 1961 graduate of the old Fortville High School and attended Ball State University. She retired in 2015 as the branch manager of First Merchants Bank in Pendleton after 23 years’ service.

            Jill was a member of the Pendleton Community Church of God. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was always attending their sporting events cheering them on. Jill was also a cheer leader for other families as well. She loved her card club friends and spending time with them. Jill also traveled with her granddaughter’s high school choir the Emerald Suites.

            Jill is survived by her husband Jon M. Wilson, whom she married September 29, 1962; sons: Brett Wilson of Anderson; Brian (Amy) Wilson of Anderson; Brandon (Shannon) Wilson of Pendleton; daughter: Brodi (Vern) Jackson of Pendleton; grandchildren: Callahan (Jody) Wilson; Spencer (Tracy) Wilson; Ethan Wilson; Augdon (Brandi Mathews) Wilson; Chandler (Kiawna Cottrell) Wilson; Cpl. Ashton Wilson, USMC, Satchell Wilson; Maci Wilson and Kahlil Jackson; great-grandchildren: Liam, Rory and Case; brothers: Mick Alford, Jack (Pam) Alford and Jeff (Marsha) Alford; sister-in-law: Karen Alford; numerous nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Bill Alford and sister-in-law Barbara Alford.

            Friends may call on Friday, January 25, 2019 from 4 to 8 pm at Seals Funeral Home, Fortville. A funeral service to celebrate Jill’s life will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 11:00 am with calling from 10:00 am until the time of service. Burial will take place at Gravel lawn Cemetery, Fortville….

 

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

            See the obituaries of her parents, Robert Bennie Alford and Faye Ellen Lancaster Alford; and brothers Billy Joe Alford and Michael “Mick” Alford in this compilation.

            The last name of some members of this family is spelled Allford in various records.

            Jill’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Jill 1943 IN1, Robert Bennie 1915 IN2, Thomas Ward 1888 IN3, John Lambert 1835 IN4, John Lambert 1802 VA5, John 1773 VA6, John 1732 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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JOHN A. ALFORD

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Friday, 5 February 1993

 

 

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Photo from Sumption Prairie Cemetery, South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave photographer Kay Allen

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of John A. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Alma A. Henke Alford; and sons Carl P. Alford, Lawrence John Alford, and Leonard R. Alford in this compilation.

            Sometime after the 1940 census, John Alford changed his last name from Alfutowski to Alford. On the 1910 and 1920 censuses, he is listed in South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN, with his parents Paul and Amelia Alfutowski, both born in Germany. In 1930 and 1940, John Alfutowski and his wife Alma are listed with their children in South Bend.

            From Find A Grave: Paul and Amelia Alford have gravestones (no dates) in Bowman Cemetery, South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN. In that cemetery Amelia Nitze Alfutowski also has a memorial, with no gravestone photo. Perhaps the Alford gravestones were added later by family members.

            Amelia’s 1938 obituary uses Alfutowski for the names of her husband and children.

 

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JOHN A. HALFORD

 

Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home

Versailles, Ripley Co., IN—_____ October 2014

 

            John A. Halford, 73, of Olean passed away Tuesday, October 21, 2014 at his home.

            He was born in Tetbury Gloustershire, England on April 22, 1941 the son of Andrew McIver Halford and Helen Saunders Halford. He was married to Patricia Curran in Glendale, California on June 11, 1966 and she survives. Other survivors include two daughters Rebecca (Rick) Brown, and Judy (Chris) Hoban both of Columbus, Ohio; 6 grandchildren; his father-in-law Freeman Curran of Olean; three sisters Margaret Halford of Berthoud, Colorado, Geraldine (Chris) Bayley of Wales, and Gaye (Ross) Beath of Australia; one brother Phillip (Linda) Halford of Hertfordshire, England.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother Robert Halford.

            Mr. Halford received his BA degree in theology from Ambassador University in Pasadena, California in 1966. From 1966 to 2014 he was a minister for Grace Communion International, pastoring churches in Australia and Asia. He also served as their Regional Director in Europe and was editor of the Christian Odyssey Magazine. John was a member of the Christ International Church in Cincinnati, the Versailles Lions Club, and the South Ripley Ministerial Association. In his past time, he enjoyed building model trains.

            Funeral services will be held on Saturday, October 25th at 11am at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Olean…. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5pm to 8pm at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles and from 10am until time of services Saturday at the church. The Versailles Lions Club will conduct memorial services Friday at 8pm at the funeral home….

 

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Photo from Saint Pauls Church Cemetery, Olean, Ripley Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, mark thomas

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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JOHN EDWARD “JUNIE” ALFORD, JR.

 

THE COURIER-JOURNAL

Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY—27 November 2010

 

            Alford, John E. “Junie” Jr., 54, of Jeffersonville, IN, died Thursday, November 25, 2010 at his home.

            He was a former concrete finisher for Lowes Concrete Co.

            Survivors include a son, John E. Zachery; daughters, Deana Payton and Heather Zachery; father, John E. Alford Sr., brothers, Danny and Timothy Alford; sisters, Kim Keeling and Melissa Stonecipher; and eight grandchildren.

            His funeral service will be 11 a.m. Monday at J.B. Ratterman & Sons Portland, 2114 W. Market St., [Louisville, KY] followed by burial in St. Stephens Cemetery. Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Sunday.

 

Photo from Saint Stephens Cemetery, Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Elsie Gambrel

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John Edward Alford (SS# issued in KY) was born 10 Aug 1956, last residence Jeffersonville, Clark Co., IN.

 

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JOHN HARVEY ALFORD

 

DAILY BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Saturday, 8 August 1959

 

JOHN ALFORD, 61, DIES ON VACATION

 

            John H. Alford, 61, 622 Harrison St., died Friday morning [August 7] at Evergreen Resort, Phelps, Wis., where he was vacationing with his family.

            Mr. Alford was born Nov. 15, 1897, at Pendleton and was the son of Harvey [sic] and Emily Alford. He spent most of his life in this vicinity. Mr. Alford was a machine operator at the Delco-Remy Division.

            Surviving are: the widow, Alta Marie; three sons, Robert W. Alford, Chesterfield; Jack Alford, Alexandria; and Jerry D. Alford, Anderson; three daughters, Mrs. Leslie Adames and Mrs. Edgar Nutt, both of Anderson, and Mrs. Dean Lindsey, Wichita, Kan.; 17 grandchildren; a brother, Ralph Alford, Pendleton, and a sister, Mrs. Mary Thomas, Indianapolis.

            The body will be brought to the Baker Brothers Funeral Home in Anderson. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

 

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Photo from Anderson Memorial Park, Anderson, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Colleen Sanders Broyles

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Alta Marie Henry Alford; children Jack Clayton Alford, Jerry Dale Alford, Mary Margarette Alford Adams, and Robert William Alford; and brothers Fremont Allen Alford and Ralph M. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his daughter Rosalie Alford Lindsey in Texas Obituaries.

            The birth year on his gravestone is probably incorrect. On his 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he signed his name John Harvey Allford and said he was born 15 Nov 1897. He is age 2, born Nov 1897, on the 1900 (June 20) census.

            The last name of some members of this family is spelled Allford in various records. John’s parents are buried as Allfords in Mount Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Ovid, Madison Co., IN.

            John’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: John Harvey 1897 IN1, William Perry 1865 IN2, Samuel 1837 IN3, John Lambert 1802 VA4, John 1773 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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JOHN LAMBERT ALLFORD

 

John L. Allford

John in about 1923

Photo from RonTaylor405’s Indiana Taylor Family Tree (Ancestry) - used with permission

 

DAILY REPORTER

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Tuesday, 31 July 1928

 

DEATH OF JOHN ALFORD AT SUNNYSIDE MONDAY

 

            John Alford, age 30, died Monday at Sunnyside sanitarium. He had been a member of the Indianapolis police force for nine years and was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Alford. near Ingalls.

            The body was taken to the parlors of George McCarty, undertaker, at Fortville, and to the home of his parents today, where the funeral will be held on Wednesday, with interment at Ingalls. He was unmarried.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, andiema

John shares a gravestone with his parents.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Walter Scott Allford and Ada Layer “Addie” Wynn Allford; and siblings Martha Ethel “Mattie” Allford Bolander, Raymond Carl Allford, and Sarah Isabelle Allford Beaver in this compilation.

            John’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALLFORD lineage: John Lambert 1897 IN1, Walter Scott 1865 IN2, John Lambert 1835 IN3, John Lambert 1802 VA4, John [ALFORD] 1773 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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JOHN LAMBERT ALLFORD, SR.

 

HANCOCK DEMOCRAT

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Thursday, 19 April 1883

 

            John L. Alford died at his residence near Eden, April 9, 1883, aged 80 years, 4 months and 29days.

            It is with a feeling of deep sorrow and keen apprehension of our inability to do justice to one so universally loved and admired as the subject of this sketch, that we are called upon to chronicle his death.

            John Lambert Alford, the subject of these remarks, was born in Monroe county, Virginia, Dec. 10, 1802. He came to Ohio about the year 1832, thence to Hancock county, Ind., in 1834, where he entered the land on which he died—which also at that time included the present site of Eden.

            He returned to Ohio during the same year, and married Miss Eliza Bramley, to whom he was previously engaged. Returning soon after with his bride to his then frowning wilderness, he built a log cabin and thus began his pioneer life.

            Mr. Alford, or Uncle Lambert, as he was familiarly known, was characterized as a man of iron will, strong constitution, industrious habits, and best of all, as a man of strictly pious and religious life. By his untiring energy and perseverance, he converted the forests into blooming fields, and built the stately residence where he spent the remainder of his days. He was also a leading spirit in the organization of the first church in Eden, and to the time of his death a consistent and honored member. His christian life is one that all should strive to equal; by his exemplary life he left to the world an untarnished reputation, and a name that will ever remain green in the memory of all who knew him.

            February 19, 1865, he was called to mourn the loss of his beloved companion, who died at the age of 50 years. Left with a large family of children, two of whom were quite young, the mother’s care fell to the older daughter, Mrs. Sidney Moore, and the remarkable manner in which she performed her part no mother could excel.

            The deceased was the father of eleven children, four of whom are dead. He has lived to see his surviving children all married, but one, and all comfortably situated, beside leaving them a handsome legacy.

            His declining years were spent in comparative ease, receiving every attention that care could bestow, although very feeble, he was almost a stranger to sickness; but age had done its work, and by contracting a cold after a brief illness, it terminated in his death. The beckoning angel came and he died as he lived, in peace with God and man.

            On the 10th inst., his remains were followed to the grave by a large concourse of friends and relatives. He was buried at the Eden cemetery. Funeral services were conducted by Rev. Miles Walker, who had been his personal friend for over half a century, and many were fitting eulogies he offered to his fair name. The grief stricken family have the sympathy of the entire community.                J.W.R.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Cathy Butcher Needham

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his children David H. Allford, Fremont Alford, Harvey Lewis Allford, Nancy Jane Alford Moore, and Samuel Allford in this compilation.

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

            John’s father John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALLFORD lineage: John Lambert 1802 VA1, John [ALFORD] 1773 VA2, John 1732 VA3, John 1696 ??4.

 

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JOHN NEWTON ALFORD

 

ELKHART TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—23 May 1930

 

            John Newton Alford, 73, for 35 years a resident of the community a few miles south of Granger, died at 4 o’clock Thursday afternoon at his home, six miles northeast of Mishawaka, following an illness of nine months from cancer.

            The funeral will be held Monday, with a service at the home at 2 o’clock and burial beside the grave of his wife, Sarah Malone Alford, who died Jan. 22, 1929. The service will be in charge of the Rev. Thomas Wellard of South Bend, assisted by the Rev. H.W. Franklin of the Albright United Brethren church of Elkhart. Burial will be in the Oak Ridge cemetery, Goshen.

            Surviving are two sons, Newton O. Wolford [sic: Alford] of 1217 Columbian avenue, Elkhart, and Albert L. Alford, at the parental home; six grandchildren and the following sisters and brothers: Mrs. F.B. Hoffman of East Berlin, Pa. formerly of Goshen, O.R. Alford, also of East Berlin and Mrs. Fred Arndt and H.H. Alford, both of Harrisburg, Pa.

            Mr. Alford was born on Oct. 19, 1856, the son of Royal and Elizabeth Alford at Gilboa, O. At the age of 20 he located on a farm six miles east of Lagrange, Ind., and his marriage to Sarah Malone took place in that count on Aug. 8, 1880. Subsequently they lived a number of years on a farm east of Goshen and then after spending two years in Virginia they moved to the Dewey farm, south of Granger, remaining there two years before moving on the present home place.

            Mr. Alford became a member of the Methodist Episcopal church at the age of 17 years.

 

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Photos from Oakridge Cemetery, Goshen, Elkhart Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Robert Ashton

In front of the large Alford monument, left to right: Elizabeth, Royal, Sarah, John

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Sarah J. Malone Alford; sons Albert Leonard Alford and Newton Orvil Alford; and parents, Royal Freeman Alford and Elizabeth Darst Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his siblings Harry Hudson Alford, Leonora Alford Hoffman, Olive Alwilda Alford Arndt, and Orville Rufus Alford in Pennsylvania Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: John Newton 1856 OH1, Royal Freeman 1830 PA2, Hiram 1800 VT3, Oliver 1767 CT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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JOHN ONEAL ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Bowling Green, Warren Co., KY—2 February 2001

 

LEBANON, Ind.—John Oneal Alford, 75, of Kirklin died at 5:50 a.m. Feb. 1, 2001, at Witham Memorial Hospital in Lebanon.

            The Richardsville, Ky., native was a retired employee of Detroit Diesel, Allison Division, of General Motors in Indianapolis, a farmer, served in the Army 77th Infantry, was a World War II Army veteran stationed near Okinawa, was a Purple Heart recipient and was a member of Disabled American Veterans, National Rifle Association and United Auto Workers. He was a son of the late William Granger Alford and Mary Elizabeth Pruitt Alford.

            Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Myers Mortuary with military graveside rites at Lincoln Memory Gardens in Boone County. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

            Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to the Veteran’s Organization or the charity of one’s choice.

            Survivors include his wife, Mildred L. Alford; four daughters, Donna Holloway of Mooresville, Vicky Fisher of Indianapolis, Sarah Payne and Susan Cundiff, both of Lebanon; a son, Michael O’Neal Alford of Clearwater, Fla.; five sisters, Edna Stiles of Columbus, Marian Singleton of Angleton, Texas, Evelyn Alford of Indianapolis and Geraldine Minton and Mary Wilson, both of Bowling Green, Ky.; five brothers, O’Dell Alford of Castlebury, Ala., Linal Alford, W.G. Alford and Charles Alford, all of Indianapolis, and George Alford of Bowling Green; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Lincoln Memory Gardens, Whitestown, Boone Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marc Doty

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John O. Alford (SS# issued in KY) was born 22 Feb 1925, last residence Kirklin, Clinton Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his daughter Vicky Darlene Alford Fisher; siblings Annie Evelyn Alford, Edna B. Alford Stiles, and Linal O. “Buck” Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his parents, William Granger Alford and Mary Elizabeth Pruitt Alford, in Kentucky Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: John Oneal 1925 KY1, William Granger 1902 KY2, Peter Henderson 1863 KY3, William Thomas 1838 KY4, William 1804 VA5, William 1775 VA6.

 

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JOHN R. ALFORD

 

RUSHVILLE REPUBLICAN

Rushville, Rush Co., IN—Tuesday, 11 April 1939

 

            John R. Alford, 70, farmer of near Buena Vista [Franklin Co.], died suddenly of a heart attack at seven o’clock Monday morning [April 10] at his home. He was stricken at the breakfast table.

            He was related to Mrs. Sarah Jane Alford who succumbed near Buena Vista Sunday night. [See her obituary in this compilation—she is probably the wife of John’s uncle, James Alford.]

            Survivors of Mr. Alford are the widow; one daughter, Mrs. Pearl Schulte of Sandusky; three sons, Harry and Earl of near Buena Vista, and Laverne of Marion; one step-daughter, Mrs. Daisy Holsback of Adams; one stepson, Earl Noah of near Buena Vista; a sister, Mrs. Charles Hoffman of Brookville; three brothers, Riley, George and Frank Alford of Buena Vista; ten grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be conducted from the Buena Vista Christian church Wednesday morning at ten o’clock…. Interment will be in the [Mount] Carmel cemetery, south of Clarksburg.

            Friends may call at the home of his son, Harry Alford, near Buena Vista, any time to the hour of the services.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his second wife, Kate M. Hipes Noah Alford; son Earl Alford; and siblings Benjamin Frank Alford, George E. Alford, Rhoda Alford Hoffman, and Riley Thomas Alford in this compilation.

            From IN Marriages: John R. Alford, married Matilda [sic] E. Bowman, both age 21 next birthday, on 8 Nov 1888 in Franklin Co., IN. Her parents are listed as Phillip Noah and Mary Hipes, and it was her second marriage.

            From IN Marriages: Malinda E. Noah married John Bowman on 20 March 1886 in Franklin Co., IN. [She is Malinda E. on both the 1870 and 1880 censuses.]

            From IN Marriages: John Alford married Katie Hipes on 15 March 1900 in Decatur Co.

            In 1900, Salt Creek, Franklin Co., IN: John R. Alford, age 32 born Feb 1868, married 0 years; his wife Katie age 28 born Oct 1871, 3 children, 3 living; and 4 children: son Lavern 8, Pearl 5, Daisy 9, and Earl 6. All were born in IN. Daisy and Earl are children of Katie’s first marriage to Robert Noah in 1890.

            From IN Marriages: William Alford married Margery Pugh on 16 Apr 1867 in Franklin Co., IN.

            In 2018, a Find A Grave photographer reported that John is buried next to his first wife, Ellen Noah Bowman Alford (1869–1898), in Mount Carmel Cemetery, Decatur Co., IN, but he has no gravestone.

            His lineage: John R. 1868 IN1, William 1841 PA2.

 

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JOHN R. ALFORD

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Wednesday, 14 May 2014

 

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EDWARDSBURG—John R. Alford, 69, of Elkhart, passed away at 3:11 pm. Sunday, May 11, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.

            He was born on September 18, 1944, in Elkhart, to the late Robert & Marjorie (Kantz) Alford. On April 6, 1984, in Cass County, he married Linda Reed, who survives.

            Also surviving are 1 daughter, Stephanie (Barry) Floyd of Elkhart; 1 son, Jason Whitman of Elkhart; 1 brother, Randy Alford of Michigan; his mother-in-law, Claribelle Reed of Edwardsburg, MI; and one granddaughter, Sierra Lawson of Elkhart.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Bonnie, and a brother, David Alford.

            John worked for 35 years at J.A. Builders as an owner, and prior to his retirement he also worked at Walgreens. He enjoyed playing tennis, chess, loved going on road trips. Was very articulate and precise, he took great pride in the work he did. He was an adoring family man, who devoted his life to his wife and children….

            Elkhart Cremation Services is entrusted with arrangements.

 

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

            See the obituaries of his parents, Robert N. Alford and Marjorie R. Kantz Alford; and brother David Lynn Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: John R. 1944 IN1, Robert N. 1913 IN2, Newton Orvil 1883 IN3, John Newton 1856 OH4, Royal Freeman 1830 PA5, Hiram 1800 VT6, Oliver 1767 CT7, Benedict 1716 CT8, Benedict 1688 CT9, Jeremiah 1655 CT10, Benedict 1619 England11, Thomas 1598 England12.

 

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JOHN RAYMOND ALLFORD

 

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Standing L–R: John Raymond Allford, Shelton Allen Allford, William Guy Allford

Sitting: Samuel Allford

Photo dated 1919

Photo from Beth Allford-Daffron (posted to the Allford, Burk, Basey, etc. family tree at Ancestry)—used with permission

 

DAILY BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Tuesday, 24 February 1970

 

FORTVILLE—Raymond Allford, 77, a retired farmer of Fortville, died early Monday evening [February 23] at the Turtle Creek Convalescent Nursing Center, Anderson after an illness of the past year.

            A native and lifelong resident of Hancock County, he was born June 18, 1892, the son of John and Nellie S. Allford. He had retired from farming in 1966.

            Final services have been arranged for 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the Ronald Seals Funeral Home with Paul Jasper and Rodger Thompson, minister of the Fortville Christian Church in charge. Interment will be in the Gravel Lawn Cemetery….

            Surviving are two children Mrs. Mary G. Ginder of Fortville and Carl Allford, also of the Fortville area; a half-sister Mrs. Thelma Bomershine of Oxford, Ohio; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jennefer Burk

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his children Carl Shelton Allford and Mary Glenn Allford Ginder; and his brother William Guy Allford in this compilation.

            John’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALLFORD lineage: John Raymond 1892 IN1, John L. 1862 IN2, Samuel 1837 IN3, John Lambert 1802 VA4, John [ALFORD] 1773 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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JOHN RICHARD ALFORD

 

Photo posted to her Find A Grave memorial by Frona Crisp

 

THE TIMES

Munster, Lake Co., IN—18 January 2012

 

            John R. Alford, age 76, of Gary, passed away Monday, January 16, 2012 at his residence.

            He is disabled Navy Veteran with 14 years of service. He was a member of Painter’s Union Local #460.

            Preceded in death by his parents: William and Elizabeth Alford; in-laws: Lowa and Mae Gambell; brother, Joe Alford.

            Survived by his wife, Catheryn Alford; daughter, Kim (Ramon) Cloud; sons: Raymond (fiancee Lindalee) Alford, Richard Alford, Roy (Patty) Alford; grandchildren: John (Fiancee Jina) Cloud, Raymond (Misty) Cloud, Jade (Brandon) Case, Ashlyn, Laurel, and Madeline Alford, Jessica (Forest) James; eight great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; sister, Mary Ellen Spoor; and brother, Jr. (Vesta) Alford.

            Friends may visit from 2:00-8:00 p.m. Thursday at Rendina Funeral Home, 5100 Cleveland St., Merrillville. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Friday…. Burial Calumet Park Cemetery.

 

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POST-TRIBUNE

Gary, Lake Co., IN—Wednesday, 18 January 2012

 

            Alford, John R. Age 76, of Gary, passed away Monday, January 16, 2012 at his residence.

            He is a disabled Navy Veteran with 14 years of service. He was a Member of Painter’s Union Local #460.

            Preceded in death by his Parents: William and Elizabeth Alford. In-laws: Lowa and Mae Gambell. Brother: Joe Alford.

            Survivors: Wife: Catheryn Alford. Daughter: Kim (Ramon) Cloud. Sons: Raymond (Fiancee Lindalee) Alford. Richard Alford. Roy (Patty) Alford. Grandchildren: John (Fiancee Jina) Cloud, Raymond (Misty) Cloud. Jade (Brandon) Case, Ashlyn, Laurel and Madeline Alford. Jessica (Forest) James. 8 Great Grandchildren. 2 Great Great Grandchildren. Sister: Mary Ellen Spoor, Brother: Jr. (Vesta) Alford.

            Friends may visit from 2 p.m. - 8 p.m. Thursday at Rendina Funeral Home, 5100 Cleveland St. Merrillville. Funeral service 10:00 a.m. Friday…. Burial in Calumet Park Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his wife, Catheryn “Avanell” Gambill Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother William Evans Alford Jr. in West Virginia Obituaries.

            From IN Marriages: John Richard Alford married Cathryn A. Gambell on 5 May 1956 in Lake Co., IN.

            His lineage: John Richard 1935 WV1, William Evans 1885 WV2, Richard Mecula 1863 WV3, William 1821 VA4.

 

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JOHN W. ALFORD

 

LEXINGTON HERALD

Lexington, Fayette Co., KY—Thursday, 28 December 1961

 

            John W. Alford, 51, of Alfordsville, Ind., died at 10 o’clock last night [December 27] at the Veterans Administration Hospital here, following an illness of three years.

            Alford, a veteran of World War II, served in Burma and India between 1942 and 1945. He was a mechanic in the Indianapolis-Alfordsville, Ind., area for a number of years.

            Survivors include a son, Johnny Alford, Lexington; two sisters, Mrs. W.C. Burris, Lexington, and Mrs. Helen Patrick, Alfordsville, Ind., and a brother, Donald Alford, Indianapolis.

            The body was taken to Kerr Brothers Funeral Home.

 

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Photo from Alfordsville Cemetery, Alfordsville, Daviess Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Julia Young

 

AAFA NOTES: From Kentucky Death Records, 1852–1963 (Ancestry): John W. Alford was born 10 Feb 1910 in IN, son of John W. Alford and Martha Collins. He died 27 Dec 1961 at the VA Hospital in Lexington, Fayette Co., KY, but his residence was in Loogootee, Martin Co., IN.

            His lineage: John W. 1910 IN1, John W. 1872 IN2, John W. 1828 VA3.

 

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JOHN WILLIAM ALFRED

 

CHARLESTOWN COURIER

Charlestown, Clark Co., IN—Thursday, 21 June 1945

 

            John W. Alford [sic], 88, Memphis [Clark Co.], died at the home of a cousin, Mrs. Archie [Rosa] Akers, with whom he made his home.

 

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Photo from Eastern Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Clark Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gail Black

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his father, Marshall Alfred, in this compilation.

            The last name of both father and son is spelled Alfred and, incorrectly, Alford in various records.

            His wife is identified as Alma Thomas on her Find A Grave memorial.

            In 1940, Clarksville, Clark Co., IN: John W. Alford, 83 IN, single, is living alone.

            In 1930, Clarksville, Clark Co., IN: William J. Alfred, 70 IN, is living with his wife, Alma S., 60 KY. Ages at first marriage: William 50, Alma 40.

            In 1920, Jeffersonville, Clark Co., IN: J. William Alfred, 62 IN carpenter, is living with his wife, Alma, 52 KY.

            In 1910, Jeffersonville, Clark Co., IN: John W. Alford, 53 IN carpenter, is living with his wife, Alma, 42 KY. They are married 3 years, first marriage for both, 0 children.

            In 1900, Jeffersonville, Clark Co., IN: William Alfred, 38 b. Aug 1861 in IN, single carpenter, is living with his parents, Marshall Alfred, 71 b. Oct 1828 in OH (parents born VA and OH), married 50 years, and Matilda, 69 b. Jan 1831 in IN, 3 children, 1 living.

            In 1860, Jeffersonville, Clark Co., IN: William Alford, 3 IN, is living with his parents, Marshall Alford, 28 OH, and Matilda, 26 IN.

 

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JOHNNY L. “SONNY”ALFORD, SR.

 

THE TIMES

Munster, Lake Co., IN—Wednesday, 15 August 2001

 

 

            Johnny L. Alford Sr., “Sonny,” 52, of Gary [Lake Co., IN], passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2001, at home.

            Survived by wife, Mary; two sons: Edwin (Azalea) Fleming, Sr. and Johnny Alford, Jr. both of East Chicago; one daughter: Martina Alford of Dallas, TX; two grandchildren: Edwin Fleming, Jr. and Jada Fleming; two stepsons, Tyron Golston and Shannon Crowder, both of Gary; mother, Rosie L. Alford of Columbus, GA; two brothers: Otis (JoAnn) Alford of East Chicago and Robert Alford of Columbus, GA; five sisters: Sadie Berry and Gladys (Dennis) Ivey, both of Gary, Dorothy Guide of Phenix City, AL, Rosie (Rick) Thomas of Columbus, GA, Ruby Keel of Atlanta, GA; two aunts, Fannie Kelly and Eddie Lou Harris, both of East Chicago; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

            Funeral services will be held Friday, August 17, 2001, 11 A.M. at Friendship Baptist Church, 4756 Melville Ave., East Chicago, IN.... Interment, Fern Oaks Cemetery, Griffith, IN.

            Friends may call on Thursday, August 16th, at Hinton-Williams Funeral Home, 4859 Alexander Ave., East Chicago, IN, from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.

            Mr. Alford was employed by Advance Municipal Equipment Company and was a veteran of the U.S. Army.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Johnny L. Alford (SS# issued in AL) was born 24 August 1948.

 

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JONATHAN C. ALFORD

 

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Zionsville, Boone Co., IN—_____ March 1884

 

            Jonathan Alford died on Sunday March 2d, very unexpectedly. Although he had been ailing for some weeks past, no alarm was felt as he was not considered in a dangerous condition. He was an old resident of this place and was aged seventy one years. The funeral was preached at the M.E. Church on Tuesday and the remains were placed in their last resting place in the new cemetery south of town.

 

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Photos from Zionsville Cemetery, Zionsville, Boone Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Christine Pellor

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Sarah Anne Price Alford; son William Burgess Alford; and brothers Ambrose Asbury Alford and Thomas G. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son James Tennyson Alford in South Dakota Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            His lineage: Jonathan C. 1813 NC1, John 1786 PA2.

 

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JORDAN ANTHONY ALLFORD

 

COMMUNITY SHOPPER

Fortville, Hancock Co., IN—_____ September 2001

 

            Jordan Anthony Allford, infant, of Pendleton, died September 20, 2001, at Ball Memorial Hospital.

            Survivors include his parents Richard and Rebecca (Ward) Allford; brothers Nathan, Zachary and Joshua Allan Allford; sister Karlee Allford; grandparents Walter and Joan Ward and Richard and Carolyn Allford; great-grandparents Irene Basey, Laura Knight and Chestene Crawford; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

            Private services were held. Burial was at Elm Ridge Cemetery. Meeks Mortuary in Muncie handled the arrangements.

 

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JOSEPH A. ALFORD

 

HANCOCK DEMOCRAT

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Thursday, 18 December 1924

 

Obituary: Joseph A. Alford

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his sons James A. Alford and Joseph Isaiah Edmund Alford; and siblings Allison Alford, Isaiah Alford, Nancy Jane Alford Alford, Samuel V. Alford, and Winfield S. Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Joseph A. 1844 OH1, Andrew 1816 VA2, Henry 1778 VA3, John 1735 Ireland4.

 

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JOSEPH EARL ALFORD

Granduncle of Donna Faye Rakes Salyers, AAFA #0919

 

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Photo from his Find A Grave memorial

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Friday, 1 January 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2003

 

            Joseph Earl Alford, 75, Danville, died Dec. 29 [1998]. He was a fork lift operator 37 years for Truck and Bus Operations of General Motors Corp., Indianapolis Manufacturing Plant, retiring in 1984. He was an Army veteran of World War II....

            Services: 1 p.m. Jan. 2 in St. Charles Catholic Church, Lebanon, Ky. Calling: 1 to 8 p.m. Jan. 1 in Baker Funeral Home, Danville, and after 9 a.m. Jan 2 in Bosley Funeral Home, Lebanon, Ky.

            Survivors: children Jennifer Merrill, Anna Marie Edwards, David, Carl Alford; sister Irene Deagnes; several grandchildren.

 

 

Photos from Saint Charles Cemetery, Saint Mary, Marion Co., KY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Dolores & Danny Bohn

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joseph E. Alford (SS# issued in KY) was born 2 Sept 1923, last residence Danville, Hendricks Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Alice E. Beach Alford Berry; second wife, Eilleen Harston Porterfield Alford Richardson Swails Beasley Arbogast; and son David Marshall Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his mother, Mary Lillie Williams Alford; and siblings Bessie Cecelia Alford Edwards and Thomas William “Willie” Alford in Kentucky Obituaries; and of his sister Agnes Irene Alford Lombardi D’Agnese in Connecticut Obituaries.

            Joseph was the 11th and youngest child of George Willie Alford and Mary Lillie Williams of Lebanon, Marion Co., KY. The inscription on the back of Joseph’s gravestone says “Willie’s younger brother”—probably referring to Thomas William “Willie” Alford (1913–1984), whose wife Mary Bertha Lee Gootee Alford’s obituary is in Kentucky Obituaries.

            Marriage license:

 

THE COURIER-JOURNAL

Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY—Wednesday, 13 September 1944

 

 

            From IN Marriages: Joseph Alford, age 27 born 2 Sept 1923 in Marion Co., KY, son of Geo. Alford and Mary L. Williams, married Eillene Porterfield, age 32 born 7 Nov 1918 in Allen Co., KY, daughter of Robert Hoiston and Lelia Johnson, on 16 Dec 1950 in IN.

            From IN Marriages: Joseph E. Alford, age 52 born Marion Co., KY, married Oatey M. Bymaster, age 41 born Woodburn, KY, on 26 July 1975 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN. Joseph was married 5 times previously and Oatey once.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            His lineage: Joseph Earl 1923 KY1, George Willie 1885 KY2, Granville Clifford 1854 KY3, Madison L. 1829 KY4, John 1782 VA5, Jacob 1757 VA6, James 1715 VA7.

 

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JOSEPH ELMER ALFORD

 

NEWS AND SENTINEL

Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN—Saturday, 18 January 1919

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, George Washington Alford; and siblings Adella Luetta Alford Long, James E. Alford, Mary Jeanette “Nettie” Alford Osborn, and Robert Morris Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Edward Perry Alford in Michigan Obituaries.

            On the 1870 census, he is listed with his family as Joseph Alford, age 3, born IN.

            He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Kosciusko Co., IN, but his gravestone is completely worn away and is illegible [Find A Grave].

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Joseph Elmer 1867 IN1, George Washington 1830 VA2, Robert 1805 VA3, Henry 1778 VA4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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JOSEPH ISAIAH EDMUND ALFORD

 

DAILY REPORTER

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Friday, 28 September 1923

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Delita Catherine Clift Alford; children Alberta Mae Alford Shutz, Frances Clift Alford Patrick, Hazel Laverne Alford McKee, Justice Edmond “Judd” Alford, and Mary Ethel Alford; father, Joseph A. Alford; and brother James A. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Wayne Vinton Alford in Arizona Obituaries.

            He is listed as Joseph Isaiah Edmund Alford on the birth certificate of his daughter Hazel. He is Joseph I.E. Alford on the marriage record of his daughter Frankey Clift Alford. On the 1880 census, Center, Hancock Co., IN, he is Isaiah E. Alford, age 8.

            He is buried in Park Cemetery, Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN, but cemetery records indicate there is no gravestone for him although he owned the plot in which he is buried [Find A Grave].

            From IN Marriages: Edmund Alford married Delila C. Clift on 8 Aug 1897 in Hancock Co., IN.

            From IN Deaths: Joseph E. Alford, age 52 married, was born 11 Dec 1871, son of Joseph Alford and Sarah Sparks, in Boon Co. [?]. He died 27 Sept 1923 in Mount Auburn, Wayne Co., IN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Joseph Isaiah Edmund 1871 IN1, Joseph A. 1844 OH2, Andrew 1816 VA3, Henry 1778 VA4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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JOSEPH L. ALFORD

 

DAILY REPORTER

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Wednesday, 4 July 1928

 

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HANCOCK DEMOCRAT

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Thursday, 14 June 1928

 

 

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Photo from Park Cemetery, Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Susan Clemons

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his second wife, Florence Hooker Alford; daughter Josephine May Alford Narvell; and stepmother, Polly Ann Helms Alexander Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Joseph L. 1849 IN1, Logan E. 1807 VA2, Henry 1778 VA3, John 1735 Ireland4.

 

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JOSEPH LEE ALFORD, JR.

Son of Joseph Lee Alford, Sr., AAFA #1058

 

PAHRUMP VALLEY TIMES

Pahrump, Nye Co., NV—30 April 2010

 

 

            Joseph L. Alford Jr., 54, passed away April 25, 2010, in Evansville, Ind.

He was born March 18, 1956, in Vincennes, Ind., and was a resident of Pahrump for seven years, having come from Ogden, Utah.

            He received his education in Bangkok, Thailand and Santa Ana, Calif.

Joe served in the U.S. Army and was an executive chef at Terrible’s Lakeside and Terrible’s Town casinos here.

            Chef Joe, as he was known in Pahrump, was well loved by many people. Most recently, he was instrumental in opening and managing the Pizza King in Evansville.

Joe loved fishing and making custom knives.

            Joe is survived by son Brian G. Alford; father Joseph L. (Susan) Alford Sr.; sisters Glenna Crawford, Teresa (Gene) Davis, Tamara (Roger) Starnes, Regina Miller and Kim (Randy) Gilliam; brothers Tom (Kim) Alford, Del (Barb) Heerdink; and multiple nieces, nephews and cousins.

            He was preceded in death by his mother, Marlene Heerdink, and brother Ronald Alford.

            In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Joe Alford memorial fund at the Alexander Funeral Home, 2115 Lincoln Ave., Evansville, IN 47714.

 

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[A nearly identical article was published the same day in The Tribune, Salt Lake City, UT.]

 

COURIER & PRESS

Evansville, Vanderburgh Co., IN—Wednesday, 28 April 2010

 

Joseph L. Alford, Jr. 1956 ~ 2010

 

EVANSVILLE, Ind.—Joseph L. Alford Jr., 54, of Evansville, passed away Sunday, April 25, 2010, at Deaconess Hospital. He was born March 18, 1956, in Vincennes, Ind.

            Joe was an executive chef at multiple exclusive resorts and restaurants throughout the country. Most recently, he was instrumental in opening and managing the Pizza King on Stringtown Road, where he was loved and respected by his co-workers.

            He graduated from high school in Bangkok, Thailand, with multiple martial arts awards. Joe was a veteran of the Army, where he received advanced infantry training. He loved fishing and making custom knives.

            Joe was preceded in death by his mother, Marlene Heerdink, and brother, Ronald Alford.

            He is survived by his son, Brian G. Alford; father, Joseph L. Alford Sr. (Sue); sisters, Glenna Crawford, Teresa Davis (Gene), Tamara Starnes (Roger), Regina Miller and Kim Gilliam (Randy); brothers, Tom Alford (Kim) and Del Heerdink (Barb); and multiple nieces, nephews and cousins.

            A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 1, 2010, at Crossroads Christian Church, 10800 Outer Lincoln Ave.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Joe Alford Memorial Fund at any Old National Bank Branch. Condolences may be made online at www.alexandereastchapel.com.

 

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Joseph Lee 1956 IN1, Joseph Lee ???? VA2, Charlie Givens 1900 VA3, George Washington 1860 VA4, James Stephen 1831 VA5, John 1795 VA6, John 1768 VA7, Thomas 1736 VA8, John 1696 ??9.

 

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JOSEPH MURRAY ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS NEWS

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Thursday, 6 March 1975

 

            Services for Joseph M. Alford, 74, 961 W. 25th, will be Saturday at 11 a.m. in Church of Christ Holiness, of which he was a member. Friends may call tomorrow after 4 p.m. in Jacobs Brothers Westside Chapel. He died Tuesday [March 4] in Methodist Hospital.

            Alford was a messenger for Naval Avionics 25 years, retiring in 1972. He was a trustee and former deacon at the church.

            Survivors—wife Virgie; sister Helen Alford; brothers Thad, Clyde.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Kim Schilling

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joseph Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 20 Apr 1898 and died _____ March 1975, last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            See the obituary of his wife, Virgie B. Mason Alford, in this compilation.

            From IN Deaths: Joseph Murray Alford, black, age 75, was born 20 Apr 1899 [different than SSDI and gravestone] in MS, son of Eli and Mollie Alford. He died 4 March 1975 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            From Marion County, Indiana, Marriage Index, 1925–2012 (Ancestry): Murray Alford married Vergie Mason on 9 Dec 1925.

            On Joseph Murray Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 18, working for his father, Eli Jacob Alford, in Osyka, Pike Co., MS. He was born 20 Apr 1900 [different than SSDI and death certificate] in Osyka, Pike Co., MS.

            In 1900, Pike Co., MS, Murray Alford, age 2, is living with his parents, Eli and Mollie Alford.

 

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JOSEPHINE ALFORD ALLEN

 

INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Saturday, 27 June 1896

 

FRANKFORT, Ind., June 26—Josephine Allen, wife of Captain D.F. Allen, State Tax Commissioner, died at 8 o’clock tonight, aged forty-two. Mrs. Allen had been in failing health for a long time, and had but recently returned from an extended stay in the South.

            She leaves three sons.

            The funeral will be held Sunday morning, at 10:30 o’clock, and will be conducted by Rev. Tillotson, of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

 

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INDIANAPOLIS JOURNAL

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Monday, 29 June 1896

 

FRANKFORT. Ind., June 28—The funeral of Mrs. Josephine Allen, wife of Captain D.F. Allen, who died on the 22d inst. [sic], occurred this morning at 10:30…. Prominent among friends attending from over the State were Governor and Mrs. Matthews.

 

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Photo from IOOF Cemetery, Frankfort, Clinton Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor treehugger

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her mother, Sarah F. Gill Alford, in this compilation.

We included the obituary of her sister Mary Frances Alford Garten in Nebraska Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Josephine 1854 IN1, John Tennyson 1822 NC2, John 1786 PA3.

 

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JOSEPHINE ALFORD BLANKENSHIP

 

JOURNAL AND COURIER

Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN—Wednesday, 21 September 1949

 

FRANKFORT, Sept. 21—Mrs. Josephine Alford Blankenship, wife of Bicknell C. Blankenship, died at the family home, 701 North Jackson street, at 6:10 p.m. Tuesday after a long illness.

            Born in Thorntown, she spent several years of her early life in Des Moines, Ia., after which she came to Frankfort. She was married in 1919. She belonged to the First Methodist church.

            Her husband is her only near survivor.

 

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Photo from Bunnell Cemetery, Frankfort, Clinton Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Judy

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her mother, Rose Bickley Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Josephine 1881 IN1, Thomas G. 1863 IN2, John Tennyson 1822 NC3, John 1786 PA4.

 

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JOSEPHINE BONAPARTE SPANN ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS SENTINEL

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—21 July 1875

 

            Alford—Died at her brother’s residence, in Zionsville [Boone Co.], Ind., Mrs. Josephine, daughter of J.L., and Sophia Spann of Jennings county, Ind., and consort of A.A. Alford, of this place, and sister of Mr. J.S. Spann, of Indianapolis.

            Obituary—She was born in Jefferson county, Ind., March 22, 1836, and died July 16, 1875, consequently her age was 39 years, 3 months and 25 days. She joined the Presbyterian Church, in the city of Indianapolis, in the fifteenth year of her life. Her father and mother both lived to a good old age, but had passed on before her; also, three brothers, three sisters and two sons preceded her to the future world, there to await her arrival.

            She leaves in this world of conflict and trial to battle with the ills of life for a while, and then follow after her, a bereft husband, two sons, four brothers, one sister, and many other relations and friends to mourn her absence; but while these bereft ones sorrow, they sorrow not as those who have no hope. She stated to the minister, about a week before her death, that her trust was in God, and there she rested….

            —Rev. P.S. Cook, Zionsville, Ind., July 19, 1875

 

 

Photo from Zionsville Cemetery, Zionsville, Boone Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Christine Pellor

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Ambrose Asbury Alford; and son Thomas Asbury Alford in this compilation.

 

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JOSEPHINE LUCAS DEMPSEY ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Monday, 10 June 1912

 

ANGRY HUSBAND MURDERS WIFE AND ENDS LIFE

 

            William Alford, 40 years old of Anderson, Ind., shot and killed his wife, Josephine Alford, 46 years old, yesterday afternoon, just as she was entering the front door of the residence of Mrs. Mary R. Crim, 3061 North New Jersey street, where she was employed, and, turning the weapon on himself, committed suicide. Alford fell on the front lawn, where he died instantly. Mrs. Alford’s death occurred thirty minutes later.

            The tragedy was due to Alford’s anger because his wife had separated from him under the belief that her marriage to a former husband, now divorced, was still binding and because Mrs. Alford had become unusually active in church work. Mrs. Crim is said to be an aunt of Mrs. Alford.

            The shooting was witnessed by many residents of the fashionable neighborhood, who were sitting on their porches. Horrified as they saw Alford draw a revolver from his pocket and fire the two shots at his wife and then turn the smoking weapon on himself, the spectators did not move from their chairs, but sat, awe stricken, until the clang of the gong on the police emergency automobile brought them to a realization of the crime.

 

FEARED HUSBAND’S THREAT

 

            Mrs. Alford had been employed for a week at the home of Mrs. Crim, who is ill, and was seeking concealment from her husband, who, it is said, had threatened several times to kill her.

            Mrs. Alford, about a year ago, united with the Church of God and became conscience stricken because she had a divorced husband living. The church does not approve of divorces and she became confident that it was wrong for her to live with her second husband. At her suggestion they separated at that time, but close acquaintances say that Alford induced her to return to him two months ago and they lived together until the final separation. Friends of the couple say that during the last year Mrs. Alford was a religious enthusiast.

            Where Alford met his wife yesterday is a matter of conjecture, for she never spoke after she was shot. It is supposed that he was waiting for her to return home from the Gospel Tabernacle, Park avenue and Tenth street, where she attended church, and took up his post at Central avenue and Thirtieth street. Several persons saw Mrs. Alford, closely followed by her husband, as she went home. Neither spoke as they walked along. Spectators said they noticed that Mrs. Alford appeared to be under a severe nervous tension and seemed to be hurrying.

 

COUPLE HAD SEPARATED

 

            Mrs. Alford ran up the steps to the porch and seemed to be in haste to enter the house. As she opened the door, her husband drew the revolver and fired twice. Mrs. Alford fell across the threshold. Alford walked to the corner of the lawn and fired the shot that ended his life….

            Mrs. Alford has a daughter living in Chicago and a son, Robert Dempsey, living in Texas. James Dempsey of Danville, Ill. [sic: probably Danville, Hendricks Co., IN], also is a relative.

 

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INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Tuesday, 11 June 1912

 

ANDERSON, Ind., June 10—The bodies of William Alford and his wife arrived in this city late this afternoon. The body of the woman was taken at once to the Christian Alliance Church, of which she was a member, and will be taken care of by members of the church. The body of Alford is in charge of the local aerie of Eagles, of which he was a member.

 

AAFA NOTES: Mary R. Crim, age 59 born KY, and her 3 living children are listed on the 1910 census in Indianapolis at 3061 North New Jersey St. In 1900 in Indianapolis, Mary is living with her husband, John F. Crim, and their 3 children.

            From Ancestry family trees: Mary was the daughter of William R. Dempsey and Elizabeth Blythe. Elizabeth died in 1881.

            From IN Marriages: William R. Dempsey married Josephine Lucas on 9 July 1883 in Hendricks Co., IN.

            From IN Births: Agnes Dempsey was born 16 June 1886 in Hendricks Co., parents W.R. Dempsey and Josephine Lucas.

            From IN Deaths: Wm. R. Dempsey died 9 Feb 1891 in Danville, Hendricks Co., IN.

            In 1910, Josephine Alford, age 44 born KY, and her husband Wm. L. Alford, 34 IN, barber, no children, were living in Anderson, Madison Co., IN. They were married 8 years, William’s first marriage and Josephine’s second marriage. Josephine had 2 children, 2 living.

            Josephine must have married and divorced someone between the death of her first husband, William Dempsey, in 1891, and her marriage to William Alford in about 1902. However, no records have been found.

 

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JOSEPHINE MAY ALFORD NARVELL

 

DAILY REPORTER

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Monday, 18 December 1978

 

 

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Photo from Park Cemetery, Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Susan Clemons

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Dec 1978) dates of Josephine Narvell (SS# issued in IN), last residence not listed, last benefit Anderson, Madison Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Joseph L. Alford and Florence Hooker Alford, in this compilation.

            From IN Marriages: Josephine May Alford, daughter of Joseph L. Alford and Florence Hooker, married Vernie Narvell, son of Thomas Narvell and Matilda Young, on 24 Jan 1917 in Hancock Co., IN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Josephine May 1898 IN1, Joseph L. 1849 IN2, Logan E. 1807 VA3, Henry 1778 VA4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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JOYCE NEOMA WILLOUGHBY ALFORD HARRIS

 

INDIANAPOLIS NEWS

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Tuesday, 29 March 1988

 

 

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Photo from Floral Park Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, R & S Fine

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that J. Harris (SS# issued in IN) was born 18 Jan 1943 and died _____ March 1988, last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            From SSACI: Joyce Neoma Willoughby Alford Harris was born 18 Jan 1941 [different than SSDI and gravestone] in Bowling Green, KY, daughter of John D. Willoughby and Beulah K. Conner.

            From IN Marriages: Joyce Neoma Willoughby. Age 19 born in Warren Co., KY, married James Cecil Alford, age 22 born Warren Co., KY, in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, on 20 Sept 1962.

            Her first husband’s lineage: James Cecil 1939 KY1, Jewel Woodrow 1915 KY2, Henry Cecil 1893 KY3, Abner Jasper 1865 KY4, William Thomas 1838 KY5, William 1804 VA6, William 1775 VA7.

 

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JUDITH ELAINE ALLFORD WHITE TURNER

 

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Photo from Beth Allford-Daffron (posted to the Allford, Burk, Basey, etc. family tree at Ancestry)—used with permission

 

THE COURIER-TIMES

New Castle, Henry Co., IN—Wednesday, 29 February 2012

 

            Judith Elaine (Allford) White-Turner, 67, died at her home in Knightstown [Henry Co.] on Feb. 28, 2012.

            Born 1945 in Madison County, Ind., Judy was a lifetime member of the Shirley Wilkinson United Methodist Church.

            She graduated from Wilkinson High School in 1963 as Salutatorian of her class and then went on to earn her R.N. license from the Methodist School of Nursing in 1966. After a long career in nursing, Judy became Chairwoman of the Board for GasAmerica Services in 1999. Judy founded the GasAmerican Charitable Foundation which has helped to raise funds for scholarships and other numerous charities over the years.

            Judy was preceded in death by her high school sweetheart and husband of 32 years, Richard White, and her parents, Marion & Edith Allford.

            Judy is survived by her loving husband, Jan Ross Turner of Knightstown; her two children, Stephanie (Terry) White-Longworth and Keith (Tami) White; one brother Mike (Ruth) Allford, all of Wilkinson; her stepchildren, Kevin & Paula Turner; 12 grandchildren, Sara, Samantha and Melissa Longworth, Jacob and Samantha Rogers, Abbigale and Olivia White, Graham, Duncan, Julia, Anna and Ross Turner; one great-granddaughter; numerous nieces & nephews; and many dear friends.

            Judy was a thoughtful, generous and compassionate woman who will be missed by all.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the GasAmerica Charitable Foundation Scholarship Grant, 2700 W. Main Street Greenfield, IN, or the American Cancer Society.

            Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 5, at Condo and Son Funeral Home in Wilkinson. Burial will follow at Glen Cove Cemetery in Knightstown. Friends may call from 1-6 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

            Online condolences may be shared at www.condoandson.com.

 

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Photo from Glen Cove Cemetery, Knightstown, Henry Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Denise (Rhoades) Akers

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Marion Samuel “Sam” Allford and Edith Frances McClarnon Allford, in this compilation.

            Judith’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so she has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her ALLFORD lineage: Judith Elaine 1945 IN1, Marion Samuel 1914 IN2, William 1888 IN3, John L. 1862 IN4, Samuel 1837 IN5, John Lambert 1802 VA6, John [ALFORD] 1773 VA7, John 1732 VA8, John 1696 ??9.

 

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JUDY J. MILLER ALVORD

 

DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home

Columbia City, Whitley Co., IN—_____ February 2014

 

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            Judy J. Alvord, age 67, of Columbia City, IN passed away at 10:10 a.m. Thursday, February 13, 2014 at Parkview Oaks, Columbia City, IN.

            Born on January 17, 1947 in Allen Co., she was the daughter of Lewis R. and Betty L. (Gaylord) Miller.

            She has been a Whitley County resident most of her life, except for 10 years when she and her husband lived in Tampa, Florida. She graduated from Columbia City Joint High School, Class of 1965, then attended Warner Beauty College, Fort Wayne. On January 11, 1974, she married Sam J. Alvord at Monticeia Presbyterian Church Tampa, Florida. She worked at Magnavox for 15 years in Columbia City, Auburn Gear for 3 years, and then a hairstylist in Columbia City for over 25 years.

            Survivors include her sons, Cory A. (Melissa) Alvord of Butler; Glenn L. (Michelle) Alvord of Columbia City; IN; 3 grandchildren Klarrissa, Klayton, and Austin Alvord.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Sam J. Alvord on April 4, 2005 and brother, Richard E. Miller.

            Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 16, 2014 from 2-7 p.m. at DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City, IN.

            Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Monday, February 17, 2014 at the funeral home with Certified Funeral Celebrant Sharon Brockhaus officiating. Burial will follow at Nolt Cemetery.

            Memorial gifts may be given in Mrs. Alvord’s memory to American Cancer Society.

 

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

            See the obituary of her husband, Sam Jess Alvord, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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JULIA ANN BASHAM ALFORD MILLER

 

EVENING PRESS

Muncie, Delaware Co., IN—Monday, 8 January 1968

 

JULIA MILLER RITES AT MEEKS MORTUARY

 

            Mrs. Julia A. Miller, 68, 323 W. Gilbert, native of Kentucky and member of the Freewill Baptist Church in Kentucky, died Sunday [January 7] at her home.

            She is survived by her husband, Alvin; a daughter, Mrs. Pauline Beatty, Muncie; two sons, Carl Alford, Fishers, and Charles Alford, Indianapolis; a brother, Wiley Basham, Huff, Ky.; six half brothers, two half sisters and two grandchildren.

            …. Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Meeks Mortuary…. Burial will be in Gardens of Memory Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Gardens of Memory, Muncie, Delaware Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, DSON1492

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her sons Carl Alford and Charles “Charle Brown” Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her first husband, James Monroe Alford, in Kentucky Obituaries.

            Her husband’s lineage: James Monroe 1897 KY1, Thomas ???? KY2.

 

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JULIA SWEET ALVORD

 

STEUBEN REPUBLICAN

Angola, Steuben Co., IN—Wednesday, 18 May 1881

 

            Mrs. Samuel E. Alvord, wife of the county clerk of Noble county, died at Albion last week after a protracted illness.

 

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ANGOLA HERALD

Angola, Steuben Co., IN—Wednesday, 18 May 1881

 

            Samuel E. Alvord, clerk of the Noble circuit court, buried his wife on Tuesday of last week. She died on Sunday previous [May 8].

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Samuel Edsall Alvord, in this compilation.

 

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JUSTICE EDMOND “JUDD” ALFORD

 

NATIONAL ROAD TRAVELER

Cambridge City, Wayne Co., IN—Thursday, 12 October 1967

 

MILTON [Wayne Co.]—Justice E. (Jud) Alford, 58, a farmer living in the Milton community on R.R. 1, southwest of here, died unexpectedly Friday.

            He was a member of the Mason Lodge No. 108 and Order of the Eastern Star No. 303, both at Milton.

            Survivors are the widow, Mara; three sisters, Mrs. Alberta Shutz of Greenfield; Mrs. Frankie Patrick of Cambridge City; and Mrs. Hazel McKee of near Milton.

            Services for Mr. Alford were at 2 p.m., Monday at the Howard & Son Funeral Home at Cambridge City. Rev. Andrew Bradford of Dublin, pastor of Doddridge Chapel Church, officiated, with burial in the church cemetery….

 

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Photo from Doddridge Chapel Cemetery, Centerville, Wayne Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Aleesa Drennen

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mara Florence Clevenger Alford Hoover; parents, Joseph Isaiah Edmund Alford and Delita Catherine Clift Alford; and siblings Alberta Mae Alford Shutz, Frances Clift Alford Patrick, Hazel Laverne Alford McKee, and Mary Ethel Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Wayne Vinton Alford in Arizona Obituaries.

            Family members and his wife’s obituary spell his nickname Judd.

            From Ancestry family trees: Justice Edmond Alford married Mara Florence Clevenger on 3 Feb 1934 in Wayne Co., IN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Justice Edmond 1908 IN1, Joseph Isaiah Edmund 1871 IN2, Joseph A. 1844 OH3, Andrew 1816 VA4, Henry 1778 VA5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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KATE M. HIPES NOAH ALFORD

 

RUSHVILLE REPUBLICAN

Rushville, Rush Co., IN—Tuesday, 27 February 1951

 

            Mrs. Kate Alford, 76, of near Buena Vista, died Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home of a granddaughter where she had been removed five weeks ago.

            She was born in Decatur County Oct. 10, 1874, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Hypes.

            She was a member of the Buena Vista Christian Church and had lived in that community all her life.

            Besides the granddaughter where she died, Mrs. Alford is survived by three [step]sons, Harry and Lavern Alford, Wabash; and Earl Alford Connersville; a [step]daughter, Mrs. Albert Shulte, Hamilton, Ohio; 15 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; a son, Earl Noah, and a daughter, Mrs. Oscar Holsbach, Clarksburg.

            Her husband, John Alford, preceded her in death twelve years ago.

            Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Clarksburg Methodist Church…. Friends may call at the Moster Mortuary here after 3 o’clock this afternoon.

 

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Photo from Clarksburg Cemetery, Clarksburg, Decatur Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mike Porter

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her second husband, John R. Alford, in this compilation.

            In 1880, Kate M. Hipes is listed in Fugit, Decatur Co., IN, with her widowed mother, Artmiss Hipes, and 2 sisters.

            From IN Marriages: Henry Hipes married Artimissa Manley on 6 July 1855 in Decatur Co., IN.

 

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KATHERINE BEAVER ALFORD

 

DAILY LEDGER

Noblesville, Hamilton Co., IN—Wednesday, 9 February 1921

 

 

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Photo from Crownland Cemetery, Noblesville, Hamilton Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, DAW

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Allison Alford; and children Bertha Olive Alford Ferguson and Vernon Earl Alford in this compilation.

 

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KATHERINE I. COPPLE BANE ALFORD

 

RUSHVILLE REPUBLICAN

Rushville, Rush Co., IN—Wednesday, 20 August 2008

 

 

            Katherine I. “Grandma Honey” Alford, 93, of Rushville, died Aug. 18, 2008.

            Born May 13, 1915 in Manilla, she was the daughter of Oliver and Gertrude Ramsey Copple, both deceased.

            Mrs. Alford spent her entire life in Rush County. She worked several years as a practical nurse at Rush Memorial Hospital and in private homes. She was a member of the Rushville Jehovah’s Witnesses.

            Survivors include sons, Sherman (Chintana) Bane and Kenneth (Chang) Bane, both of Muncie; daughters, Nancy (Bob) Glover, Rosemary (Charles) Paugh, Faith Sadler (David) Hankins, Jeanie Ralstin, and Priscilla (Henry “Hank”) Glover, all of Rushville; 26 grandchildren; and several great- and great-great-grandchildren.

            Besides her parents she was preceded in death by five brothers, three sisters, three sons and two grandsons.

            Services will be at 1 p.m. today at Moster Mortuary in Rushville. Burial will be in Rushville’s East Hill Cemetery. David Fields and the Rev. Jeff Edwards will preside.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Rushville VFW Honor Guard.

 

Photo from East Hill Cemetery, Rushville, Rush Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bob Lee

 

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

 

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KATHRYN CORDELIA GOULD ALFORD STONE

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Wednesday, 27 March 1957

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Kathryn Stone, 3551 Washington Boulevard, will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Flanner and Buchanan Fall Creek Mortuary. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.

            Mrs. Stone, 79 years old, died yesterday in her home. A native of Windsor, Ill., she had lived here 59 years. She was a member of First Presbyterian Church.

            She was the widow of Charles S. Stone. Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. David E. Shively of Canton, O., three grandchildren and one great-grandson.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her first husband, Thomas Asbury Alford, in this compilation.

 

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KAY E. DAVIE ALFORD

 

THE TIMES

Noblesville, Hamilton Co., IN—Thursday, 4 November 2010

 

            Kay E. Alford, 72, of Noblesville passed away Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010 at Riverwalk Village in Noblesville.

            Born May 3, 1938 in Indianapolis, she was the daughter of Paul and Sara (Bennett) Davie in Indianapolis. She was an independent, free-spirited woman whose life was as varied and adventurous as her careers. She was an air traffic controller when there was only a handful of women in that field. She worked as a marketing event planner for GTE. She had a brief stint as a private investigator and her most favorite career was that of grandma. She never met a club she didn’t like. She was a proud member of the Tri Delta Sorority, Red Hat Society, Pink Ladies Cancer Bunco Club and Beta Babes of Brownsburg High School. She graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelors Degree in Marketing. She also achieved membership in Mensa. This accomplishment gave her the ability to discern the best bargains found at numerous garage sales or department stores. She turned shopping into a fine art.

            She succumbed to cancer at the age of 72. She fought a brave battle with grace and dignity. She was dearly loved by her family and friends. She was lively, fun and brightened any room she entered. She will be missed forever.

            Survivors include husband, Tom Alford; daughter, Kim Keating Sexson; grandchildren, Tom Sexson, Kelly Sexson, and Corey Sexson; son, Kurt Pfeiffer; stepdaughter, Angela (Jerry) Kinley; grandchildren, Rayna Kinley, Sam Kinley, and Victoria Kinley; and her beloved dog, Eddie.

            She was preceded in death by her parents.

            Visitation is noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Randall and Roberts Fishers Mortuary, 12010 Allisonville Road in Fishers. Funeral service is 2 p.m. Saturday at the mortuary. Burial will be at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens in Indianapolis.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Hamilton County Humane Society 1721 Pleasant Street, Suite B Noblesville, IN 46060 or American Cancer Society 5635 W. 96th St, Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN 46278. Online condolences can be made at www.randallroberts.com.

 

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Photo from Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Fishers, Hamilton Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bob McCain

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Kay E. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Noblesville, Hamilton Co., IN.

 

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KENDALL STEPHON ALFORD

 

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Photo from his memorial at Evergreen Memorial Park, Hobart, Lake Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

 

POST-TRIBUNE

Gary, Lake Co., IN—Tuesday, 3 March 2009

 

            Kendall Stephon Alford was born on March 7, 1991 to Kenneth, Sr. and Tammilita Alford at St. Margaret Hospital, Hammond, Indiana.

            Kendall was the youngest child out of three. Kendall accepted Christ as his personal Savior and was a member of New Hope MB Church under Rev. Sieon Roberts, where he was a helpful part of the youth ministry. Kendall received his education through the Gary Community School Corporation and was a gifted and talented student at Banneker and Tolleston schools. Kendall was in his senior year at West Side High School and a member of the Cougar baseball team and involved in Competitive Edge at Purdue University for prospective engineers. Kendall excelled in sports in the Gary area and was involved in biddy-basketball, pop-warner football, and little league baseball teams. Kendall had a giving heart and his public service life was exemplary as a member of the Beta Mu Chapter of Kudos, a breast cancer awareness group for males, and unselfish helpful acts around New Hope MB Church. Kendall was an exceptional employee at Kmart and worked for the City of Gary in the summer employment program. Kendall was truly a friend and an endearing young man to all who knew him.

            Kendall left this life on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at Methodist Hospital with his family by his side. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him.

            Kendall will forever be cherished in memory by his parents, Kenneth, Sr. and Tammilita; one sister, Kenee’ Alford of Nashville, Tennessee; one brother, Kenneth S. Alford, Jr. of Gary, Indiana; grandparents, Thomas A. Sr. and Gracie Shumpert of Gary, Indiana, Arthur W. (Andra) Davis of Merrillville, Indiana and Myrtle Davis of Gary, Indiana; one special nephew, Jonathan Alford of Nashville, Tennessee and one special niece, Jayla A. Kimbro of Nashville, Tennessee; Godmother, Vanessa Dancy of Blackjack, Missouri; two loving uncles, Thomas A. (Taiwan) Shumpert, Jr. of Scott Air Force Base, Illinois and DeShaun Williams of Chicago, Illinois; and four devoted aunts, Brenda Webb of Gary, Indiana, Dajuana (Pinklon) Thomas of Orlando, Florida, Camelita Dotson of Nashville, Tennessee and Tina (Darrick) Powell of Merrillville, Indiana; and a host of cousins, great-aunts, great-uncles, friends and the West Side High School Class of 2009.

            The Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 from 10:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. with the Family Hour from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Smith, Bizzell and Warner Funeral Home, 3209 Grant St., Gary Indiana. The Funeral Services will be held Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. at the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 2307 Rhode Island St., Gary, Indiana…. smithbizzellwarnerfuneralhome.com.

 

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

            Kendall has a Find A Grave memorial at Evergreen Memorial Park, Hobart, Lake Co., IN, but in August 2015 a Find A Grave photographer reported that the cemetery office has no record of this person.

 

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KENT C. “CASEY” ALFORD

 

Freshman photo, Washingtonian, 1974 yearbook, Washington High School, Washington, Daviess Co., IN

 

WASHINGTON TIMES HERALD

Washington, Daviess Co., IN—Thursday, 18 April 2019

 

            Kent C. “Casey” Alford, 61, formerly of Washington, passed away Thursday, April 11, 2019, at Cathedral Health Care Center in Jasper, Indiana.

            Casey was born Dec. 17, 1957, to Hubert N. Alford and Phyllis Alford (Bromn). He was a 1977 graduate of Washington High School. Casey was a previous member of the Eagles Lodge and also the Moose Lodge.

            Casey was preceded in death by his father, Hubert N. Alford, on April 7, 1992.

            Survivors include his loving mother, Phyllis Alford; daughter Kasey Brooke Ellyson (Tim); brother Tony J. Alford (Marybeth); stepson Eric Miller (Kristy); two grandchildren, Noah and Eli Ellyson; two stepgrandchildren, Erica and Kate Miller.

            A memorial service will take place at Sugarland Memory Gardens on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at 10 a.m…. Online condolences may be made at gillsince1872.com.

 

Photo from Sugarland Memory Gardens, Washington, Daviess Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, James Cowin

 

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

            See the obituary of his father, Hubert Neil Alford, in this compilation.

            From Tennessee, Marriage Records (Ancestry): Kent C. Alford, age 21 born 17 Dec 1957, married Iva Jo Miller, age 21 born 12 Sept 1957, on 11 Aug 1979 on 11 Aug 1979 in Robertson Co., TN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Kent C. 1957 IN1, Hubert Neil 1921 IN2, Hazo Blane 1883 IN3, Joseph M. 1854 IN4, Charles 1801 VA5, John 1768 VA6, Thomas 1736 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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KENNETH QUINN ALFORD

 

THE TIMES

Munster, Lake Co., IN—Monday, 22 October 2001

 

            Alford, Kenneth Quinn, of Gary [Lake Co., IN], formerly of Mary Esther [Okaloosa Co.], Fla., passed away Oct. 12. Services at 2 p.m. today at Davis Memorial Church. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery.

 

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POST-TRIBUNE

Gary, Lake Co., IN—Thursday, 18 October 2001

 

            Kenneth Q. Alford Sr.—Age 42, of Gary, died Friday, Oct. 12; Smith-Bizzell Warner & Son, Funeral Home, Gary.

            He was a Vietnam veteran.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Kenneth Q. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 14 June 1959, last residence Gary, IN.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Sims and Hazel Belle Alford, in this compilation.

 

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KENNETH SCOTT ALLFORD

 

HANCOCK DEMOCRAT

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Thursday, 28 May 1931

 

WAR VETERAN IS DEAD

 

            Kenneth Scott Alford, former Hancock county resident, and a veteran of the World War, died at his home in Anderson [Madison Co.] Sunday night [May 24], following several days’ illness of pneumonia.

            Funeral services were held Wednesday afternoon at the Eden church. Interment was made in Wilson cemetery, under the direction of George McCarty, Fortville funeral director.

            Mr. Alford enlisted in the World War August 30, 1919, and was mustered out of service January 28, 1920, at Camp Custer. He had lived a number of years in the Eden community, but for the past few years was a resident of Anderson, where he was employed in the Remy factory.

            The widow, Mrs. Alma E. Alford, three sons, Harvey James, Floyd Eugene and Kenneth Warren, the mother, Mrs. Evelyn K. Alford, survive. One brother, Chester Alford, of Wilkinson, two half-brothers. Lon Alford, of Pendleton, Herman Alford, of North Dakota, and one half-sister, Mrs. Margaret Frazier, of Greenfield, also survive.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Colleen Sanders Broyles

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his second wife, Alma E. Deshong Hiday Allford Pike; children Floyd Eugene “Gene” Alford, Harvey James Alford, and Helen Lucille Alford; parents, Harvey Lewis Allford and Evaline K. Scott Allford; brother Chester Earl Alford; and half-brother Alonzo Edgar Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his first wife, Elenora Pettigrew Allford Campbell Lindsey, in California Obituaries.

            From IN Marriages: Kenneth S. Allford, son of Harvey Allford and Evaline Scott, married Elnora Pettigrew, daughter of James J. Pettigrew and Mary Ann Leadman, on 13 Feb 1913 in Hancock Co., IN.

            Divorce article:

 

DAILY REPORTER

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Monday, 22 December 1913

 

 

            Divorce article:

 

DAILY REPORTER

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Tuesday, 17 March 1914

 

 

            From IN Marriages: Alma Hiday, daughter of James and Amanda Deshong, married Kenneth S. Alford, son of Harncel [sic] S. and Evaline K. Allford, on 2 Feb 1918 in Hancock Co., IN.

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALLFORD lineage: Kenneth Scott 1890 IN1, Harvey Lewis 1852 IN2, John Lambert 1802 VA3, John [ALFORD] 1773 VA4, John 1732 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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LAFAYETTE “LAFE” ALLFORD

 

 

Photos sent by Greg Murphy – used with permission

 

HANCOCK DEMOCRAT

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Thursday, 14 February 1957

 

RITES FOR LAFE ALLFORD WILL BE HELD FRIDAY MORNING

 

            Funeral services for Lafayette (Lafe) Allford, a life-long resident of Hancock county, will be held at the Flannagan Funeral Home on Friday morning at 10:30 o’clock, with Rev. W.E. Rothman, pastor of the Greenfield Church of the Nazarene, officiating. Burial will he made in Park cemetery.

            Mr. Allford died at Greencastle on Wednesday [February 13], after an illness of one week. He Mas 68 years old.

            Born April 12, 1888, the son of Bruce and Annalyza Sitton Allford, Mr. Allford was a retired carpenter.

            Surviving are one son, William Chester Allford; one grandson, William Eugene Allford; three sisters, Mrs. Clara Whitaker, Mrs. Nora Jones and Mrs. Cora Maroska.

            His wife, Mrs. Lillian Cahill Allford, and a daughter, Mrs. Margaret Pearl McConnell, preceded him in death.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Lillian Cahill Allford; children Margaret Pearl Allford McConnell and William Chester “Chick” Allford; parents, Marion Bruce Allford and Analyza Sitton Allford; and brothers Edward Wilburn Alford, Jesse Milton Allford, Samuel Justice Alford, and William Albert Alford in this compilation.

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

            From IN Marriages: Lafayette Alford married Lillian Cahill on 27 July 1906 in Franklin Co.

            On Lafayette’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he says he was born 12 Apr 1888 and signs his name Lafayette Alford.

            Lafe and his wife Lillian are buried in Park Cemetery, Greenfield, Hancock Co., IL, but they have no gravestones [Find A Grave].

            Lafayette’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALLFORD lineage: Lafayette “Lafe” 1888 IN1, Marion Bruce 1858 IN2, Samuel 1837 IN3, John Lambert 1802 VA4, John [ALFORD] 1773 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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LARRY J. ALFORD

Brother of Deborah Alford Warren, AAFA #1313

 

Larry Alford Obituary

Photo from Beams Funeral Home

 

            Larry J. Alford, 66, of Fremont, Ind., passed away at his home, on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016.

            Larry was born on Feb. 1, 1950, in Murfreesboro, Ark., the son of J.W. and Norene (Conatser) Alford.

            Larry married Lisa R. (McCloud) on Sept. 24, 2005, in Fremont; she survives.

            He was retired from M & C Trenching in Fremont. He enjoyed fishing, gardening, and being outside, and he loved his dogs, Ivan and Mason.

            Survivors include his wife, Lisa R. Alford of Fremont; his sons, Larry (Natalie) Alford II of Boca Raton, Fla., Jason (Michelle) Richardson of Fort Wayne, and Ryan (Amanda) Alford of Markle; a stepson, Ryan (Taylee) Nelson of Muncie; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Lauren, Carol, Gabrielle, Emma, Claire, Josalyn, and Bentley Ryan; his mother, Norene Alford of Delight, Ark., and a sister, Deb Alford of Dierks, Ark.

            He was preceded in death by his father, J.W. Alford.

            There will be a celebration of life held from 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, at the Fremont American Legion Cassel Post No. 257, Fremont…. Arrangements are under the direction of Beams Funeral Home of Fremont, Ind. 260-495-2915

 

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

            We included the obituary of his father, Joseph Walter Franklin Alford, in Arkansas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #9.

            His lineage: Larry J. 1950 AR1, Joseph Walter Franklin 1927 AR2, Walter 1901 AR2, Joseph Riley 1874 AR3, Joseph David 1842 AR4, David Winston 1823 AL5, David 1785 VA6, Robert 1760 England7.

 

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LASCOM ALFORD, JR.

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Thursday, 22 December 1927

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Lascom Alford Sr. and Urie Lee Hill Alford; and brothers Leslie Bernard Alford and Oather Alford in this compilation.

            His lineage: Lascom 1921 TX1, Lascom 1891 LA2, Robert 1868 LA3.

 

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LASCOM ALFORD, SR.

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Friday, 24 June 1960

 

 

Photo from Highland Cemetery, South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, bill3262

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his sons Lascom Alford Jr., Leslie Bernard Alford, and Oather Alford; and brother Odessa Cleophus Alford in this compilation.

            His lineage: Lascom 1891 LA1, Robert 1868 LA2.

 

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LAURA NORENE KING ALFORD

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Tuesday, 26 February 1991

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Laura N. Alford (SS# issued in AR) but list her death date incorrectly as 4 Feb 1991, last residence Mishawaka, St. Joseph Co., IN.

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

            From IN Deaths: Laura Norene Alford was born 26 Dec 1921 in Des Arc, AR, daughter of Roland and Etta King. She died 25 Feb 1991 in Mishawaka, St. Joseph Co., IN.

 

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LAVINA ALFORD ALLEN

 

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Photo from her Find A Grave memorial

Posted by Dorian Smith Myhre – used with permission

 

WASHINGTON GAZETTE

Washington, Daviess Co., IN—Saturday, 30 November 1907

 

REEVE WOMAN DEAD

 

            Mrs. Vina Allen, aged forty, wife of Eli Allen a prominent citizen of Reeve township, died Sunday evening [November 24] at 6 o’clock. Death was caused by consumption from which she had been suffering for many months. Her death occasioned no surprise among her acquaintances.

            She was an estimable woman. Her husband, Eli Allen, is a farmer, and lives a short distance out of Alfordsville.

            She is survived by three children, all sons, three sisters and two brothers.

            The Rev Thomas J. Alford of Alfordsville is a brother and Mrs. Hannah Way of Enid, Okla., is a sister.

            Mrs. Allen was a devoted member of the Christian church.

 

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Photo from Alfordsville Cemetery, Alfordsville, Daviess Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Julia Young

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her father, Thomas Jefferson Alford Sr.; and siblings Elvira Alford Walls and Lavina Alford Allen in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Lavina 1866 IN1, Thomas Jefferson 1829 IN2, James 1791 VA3, John 1768 VA4, Thomas 1736 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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LAWRENCE JOHN ALFORD

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Sunday, 13 April 2003

 

LAWRENCE J. ALFORD

Nov 16, 1924–April 12, 2003

SOUTH BEND—Lawrence J. Alford, 78, of Miami Road, died Saturday [April 12] in Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka, of natural causes.

            Survivors include two daughters, Alma Willis of South Bend and Carol Harness of Newport, R.I.; a son, Mike of Clayton, N.M.; a sister, Marion Alford of South Bend; and two brothers, Leonard and Gary, both of South Bend.

            Graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sumption Prairie Cemetery. Private family visitation will be held. Palmer Funeral Home-River Park, is handling arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lawrence J. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his parents, John A. Alford and Alma A. Henke Alford; and brothers Carl P. Alford and Leonard R. Alford in this compilation.

            Lawrence changed his name after 1940:

 

                       Name                                                                Parents

IN Births       Lawrence John Alfulowski     16 Nov 1924     Lawrence John Alfutowski

                                                                                                 Alma Henke

1930 census   Lawrence John Alfutowski     age 5                 John A. Alfutowski

                                                                                                Alma A. Alfutowski

1940 census   Lawrence Alfutowski             age 15               John Alfutowski

                                                                                                Alma Alfutowski

SSDI 1939     Lawrence John Alfutowski     16 Nov 1924     John A. Alfutowski

                                                                                                Alma Henke

SSDI 1943     Lawrence John Alford

 

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LEATHA DELORIS ALFORD WITTER

 

PALLADIUM-ITEM

Richmond, Wayne Co., IN—Friday, 20 September 1996

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Sept 1996) dates of Leatha D. Witter (SS# issued in IN), last residence Richmond, Wayne Co., IN.

            See the obituary of her mother, Pearl Kelley Alford, in this compilation.

            From IN Births: Lethia Deloros Alford was born 10 Apr 1913 in Munota, Randolph Co., IN, daughter of Mathew W. Alford and Pearl Kelley.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #8.

            Her lineage: Leatha Deloris 1913 IN1, Matthew Wesley 1882 KY2, James Henry 1839 OH3, John William 1811 England4, John about 1783 England5, John 1759 England6, Edward 1725 England7, Robert bef 1699 England8.

 

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LELA ARMINA TROBAUGH ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Saturday, 29 April 1922

 

DEATHS

 

            Lela Alford, 35, 304 North Tacoma, pulmonary tuberculosis.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Kim Schilling

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her daughter Gladys May Alford Landis in this compilation.

            From IN Marriages: Lela Armina Trobaugh, daughter of Charles L. Trobaugh and Ida May Kerlin, married Carl Stanley Alford on 13 Jan 1917 in Marion Co., IN.

            Lela’s husband is also listed in records as Stanley Carl Alford

            From California, Death Index, 1940–1997 (Ancestry): Stanley C. Alford died in Los Angeles Co., CA, on 7 Feb 1963. He was born 7 Sept 1896, mother’s maiden name Righthou [Righthouse—last letters cut off].

            In 1900, Lexington, Scott Co., IN: Harvey H. Alfred, age 29 born Oct 1870, married 8 years; his wife, Minnie, 24 born Oct 1875, 3 children, 2 living; and sons Earl L. 6 born June 1893, and Carl S. 3 born Oct 1896. All were born in IN. They are living next door to Minnie’s probable parents, John and Pearl Righthouse.

            From IN Marriages: Harvey Alford married Minnie Righthouse on 25 Dec 1892 in Scott Co., IN.

            Her husband’s lineage: Carl Stanley 1896 IN, Harvey H. 1870 IN, Erastus

 

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LELONIA J. ALFORD WEAVER

 

LOGANSPORT PHAROS-REPORTER

Logansport, Cass Co., IN—21 February 1923

 

            Mrs. Leona J. Weaver, daughter of the late C.L. Alford, died Monday evening at her home in Indianapolis, age 57 years. Death being due to double pneumonia.

            Mrs. Weaver was born and reared in Logansport, but a few years ago the family moved to Indianapolis.

            She is survived by three sons, Loyal, Lawrence, and Robert Weaver; her mother, Mrs. C.T. Alford [sic: C.L. Alford]; three sisters, Mrs. Ida Rickets of Columbia City, Mrs. W.A. Bicker of Huntington, and Mrs. Thomas Wildermuth of this city.

            Her husband preceded her in death several years ago.

            The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon.

 

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Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, RosiePosie

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Corrington Loyal Alford and Ellen Ann Harrison Alford; and sisters Cora Etta Alford Thomas Sands Bicker and Matilda Alford Wildermuth in this compilation.

            She is Lelonia on her gravestone and in her father’s biographical information, History of Cass County, Indiana.

            See Corrington L. and Loyal A. Alford, biographies of Leona’s father and grandfather, in AAFA’s Biographies and Autobiographies of “Alfords”.

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Lelonia J. 1869 IN1, Corrington Loyal 1836 OH2, Loyal Adolphus 1814 VT3, Oliver 1767 CT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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LEON ALFORD, JR.

 

Leon  Alford, Jr.

Photo from Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service

 

CHRONICLE-TRIBUNE

Marion, Grant Co., IN—_____ September 2012

 

            Leon Alford, Jr., 70, died at 9:30 a.m., Monday, November 5, 2012 in his residence.

            He was born in Marion, Indiana to the late Leon Sr. and Mary (Rudicell) Alford. He was a former supervisor at General Tire. Leon enjoyed NASCAR, Jeff Gordon, Marion Giants Basketball and IU Basketball. He enjoyed listening to country western music, playing computer games and communicating with his computer friends. Leon was a Peyton Manning fan and enjoyed the Indianapolis Colts.

            Survivors include his daughter, Lori (Steve Davis) Whitehead, Marion; sons, Steve (Wendy) Alford, Alexandria, Mike (Stacy) Alford, Van Buren, Andy (Brandi) Alford, Marion; grandchildren, Amber, Crystal, Johnathon, Joseph, Kayla, Kristopher, Kenny, Jakob, Kaylee, Mandy, Zach, Marisa, Colby; great grandchildren, Hayden, Gavin, Mathew, Clayton, Conner, Amaris, Haileigh, Chase, McKinzie, Lily, Memorie; sister, Shirley Zirkle, Fairmount; brother, Richard (Joy) Alford, Tennessee; former wife, Barbara Alford, Marion.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Leon Sr. and Mary Alford.; sister, Phyllis Phillippe.

            Funeral Service will be at 11:30 a.m., Friday, November 9, 2012 in Needham-Storey-Wampner Funeral Service North Chapel, 1341 N. Baldwin Ave., Marion, Indiana….

            Memorials may be directed to Cancer Services of Grant County, Tower Suites, 305 S. Norton Ave., Marion, IN 46953….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his sister Phyllis J. Alford Phillippe in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Richard Eugene Alford in Tennessee Obituaries.

            From his Find A Grave memorial: He was born 25 Apr 1942 in Marion, Grant Co., IN.

            His lineage: Leon 1942 IN1, Leon 1913 IN2, Lavern Philip 1892 IN3.

 

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LEONARD ALFORD

 

Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens Funeral Home

Osceola, St. Joseph Co., IN—_____ March 2018

 

Leonard Alford

 

            Leonard Alford, 94, of Mishawaka, died Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 11:50 AM.

            He was born on April 20, 1923 to Albert and Marcie (Kizer) Alford in Mishawaka [St. Joseph Co.], IN. On October 10, 1942, Leonard married his wife, Helen and served his country honorably from 1943–1945 in the United States Army. He worked as a truck driver for a fuel company for many years before retiring in 1983. Leonard enjoyed hunting, fishing, and camping in the great outdoors.

            He is survived by his children, Jerry Batten, Marsha (Larry) Banks, both of Osceola, and James (Sandra) Alford of Elkhart; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and a brother, Raymond (Bertha) Alford of Tucson, AZ.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Helen; and sisters, Luella Stephens, and Clara Mae Alford.

            A funeral service in Leonard’s honor will be on Friday, March 30, 2018 at 10 AM at Chapel Hill Funeral Home, 10776 McKinley Highway, Osceola, IN … with burial following in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

 

Photo from Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola, St. Joseph Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mr. Peabody

 

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

            See the obituaries of his wife, Helen I. White Alford; and parents, Albert Leonard Alford and Marsha M. Kizar Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Clara Mae Alford Amen in Kansas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Leonard 1923 IN1, Albert Leonard 1890 IN2, John Newton 1856 OH3, Royal Freeman 1830 PA4, Hiram 1800 VT5, Oliver 1767 CT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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LEONARD R. ALFORD

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Tuesday, 1 May 2012

 

July 21, 1932 - April 29, 2012

 

SOUTH BEND—Leonard R. Alford, 79, of South Bend, IN, passed away at 1:00 AM on Sunday, April 29th, in his residence after an extended illness.

            Mr. Alford was born on July 21st, 1932, in North Liberty, IN, to John A. Alford and Alma A. (Henke) Alford. He had resided in the Michiana area his lifetime.

            On October 17th, 1953, in South Bend, IN, he married the former Louise Coyle, who survives. They celebrated 58 wonderful years together. Mr. Alford is also survived by one daughter, Robin L. (Larry) Brown of North Liberty, IN; one sister, Marian Koch of Mishawaka, IN; one brother, Gerald D. (Linda) Alford of Edwardsburg, MI; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

            Leonard was preceded in death by his parents, John A. Alford and Alma A. (Henke) Alford; one daughter, Rae L. Capogna; one son, Nathan C. Alford; one sister, Dorothy Miller; and two brothers, Lawrence Alford and Carl Alford.

            Mr. Alford retired from the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company where he worked as a Route Salesman for many years.

            Leonard loved wood-working and was also a history buff. He was also a veteran of the United States Air Force where he served in the Korean Conflict and was honorably discharged.

            He was a wonderful, loving husband, father and brother and will be dearly missed by his loving family and all who knew him on his life journey.

            There will be no visitation or services. His wishes were to be cremated, which his family honored.

            The Hanley & Sons “Southwest Chapel” Funeral Home handled arrangements and extends its deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to the Alford family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, John A. Alford and Alma A. Henke Alford; and brothers Carl P. Alford and Lawrence John Alford in this compilation.

            Leonard’s last name at birth was Alfutowski. See comments under his mother’s obituary.

 

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LEONARD WILLIS ALFORD

Uncle of James Allen Alford, Jr., AAFA #0395

 

Senior photo, p. 291

 

Lt. Harold Hayes giving oath to (L to R) Leonard Alford, Maurice David, and John I. Murray

7 March 1942, p. 18 [caption from Indiana University Archives Photo Collection

Photos from Indiana University Arbutus 1942 (yearbook – Ancestry)

 

STEUBEN REPUBLICAN

Angola, Steuben Co., IN—Wednesday, 4 July 1945

 

GARRETT MARINE CAPTAIN DIES ON OKINAWA

 

            Capt. Leonard W. Alford, son of Mrs. W F. Alford of Garrett, died June 17 as a result of wounds received while fighting the Japs on Okinawa.

            Capt. Alford, who was 25, was serving with the U.S. Marine Corps, and had been awarded the Silver Star for gallantry in action at New Georgia in the Solomon Islands in July, 1843.

            A graduate of Indiana University, he was a member of Phi Epsilon Kappa fraternity.

            Mrs. Oscar Taylor, former resident of Hamilton, is a sister of Capt. Alford.

 

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GARRETT CLIPPER

Garrett, DeKalb Co., IN—Monday, 2 July 1945

 

 

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Photo from National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu Co., HI—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jeff Hall

 

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Photo from Attica Venice Township Joint Cemetery, Attica, Seneca Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mike Ayres

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Walter Freeman Alford and Blanche Ayres Alford Beber; and sister Alice Margarette Alford Beber in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brothers Oscar Donald Alford in Ohio Obituaries; and James Allen Alford Sr. and Russell Winfield Alford in Florida Obituaries.

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            Leonard was awarded the Silver Star twice during his WWII service [from The Military Times Hall of Valor]:

 

General Orders: Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces in the South Pacific Area

General Orders No. 463 (December 4, 1943)

Action Date: July 20, 1943

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: First Lieutenant

Battalion: 4th Marine Raider Battalion

 

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Silver Star (Army Award) to First Lieutenant Leonard W. Alford (MCSN: 0-12889), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for gallantry in action while serving with the Fourth Marine Raider Battalion at New Georgia, Solomon Islands, while aggressively leading his platoon forward against determined opposition and, despite the loss of all but eighteen of his men, successfully fulfilling his mission on 20 July 1943.

 

General Orders: Commander in Chief, Pacific: Serial 52814 (July 7, 1947)

Action Date: June 8 - 11, 1945

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: Captain

Company: Company E

Battalion: 2d Battalion

Regiment: 4th Marines

Division: 6th Marine Division

 

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Silver Star (Posthumously) to Captain Leonard W. Alford (MCSN: 0-12889), United States Marine Corps Reserve, for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity as Commanding Officer of Company E, Second Battalion, Fourth Marines, Sixth Marine Division, in action against enemy Japanese forces on Okinawa Shima, Ryukyu Islands, from 8 to 11 June 1945. Courageously and skillfully directing his company in a series of fiercely opposed attacks against four heavily-fortified enemy strongholds, Captain Alford dauntlessly led his men across fire-swept terrain and, exposing himself repeatedly as he moved among his men exhorting them to greater efforts and steadying them by his personal example, drove relentlessly forward and succeeded in shattering the fanatic resistance of the Japanese, thereby insuring the advance of the entire battalion. Mortally wounded during the closing phases of the bitter fighting, he steadfastly refused to relinquish command and halt the impetus of the assault until the final objective had been seized. His inspiring leadership, skilled tactics and unwavering devotion to duty were dominant factors in the successful completion of the hazardous mission and his valiant conduct throughout reflects great credit upon Captain Alford and the United States Naval Service. He gallantly gave his life for his country.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Leonard Willis 1920 IN1, Walter Freeman 1879 OH2, James M. 1857 OH3, Isaac 1834 OH4, Oliver 1789 MA5, Elijah 1757 MA6, Elijah 1732 CT7, Josiah 1696 CT8, Josiah 1649 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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LESLIE BERNARD ALFORD

 

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Friday, 24 June 1960

 

 

Photo from Highland Cemetery, South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, bill3262

 

            AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Lascom Alford Sr. and Urie Lee Hill Alford; and brothers Lascom Alford Jr. and Oather Alford in this compilation.

            His lineage: Leslie Bernard 1930 IN1, Lascom 1891 LA2, Robert 1868 LA3.

 

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LESLIE CARL ALLFORD

 

DAILY BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—Saturday, 27 October 1973

 

 

            Leslie C. Allford, 58, 2101 La-Rita Lane, died unexpectedly Friday [October 26] at his home.

            He had been employed 33 years at Guide Lamp Division and was a tool and die maker. Born in Hancock County, he had lived here most of his life.

            Mr. Allford was a member of the Ingalls Christian Church, Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge, Anderson Elks Lodge, Scottish Rite Valley of Indianapolis, UAW Local 663 and a number of Masonic Organizations.

            Surviving are the widow, Helen J. Jarrett Allford; three step-children, Gary Jarrell, at home; Mrs. Donald (Jacque) Bliss, Valparaiso, and Michael Jarrett, Middletown, a step-grandchild and several nieces and nephews; two sisters, Mrs. Ross Melson and Mrs. Kenneth Wales, both of Anderson.

            Friends will be received at the Baker Brothers Funeral Home after 2 p.m. Sunday, and services will be there at 10:30 a.m. Monday. Burial will be in Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leslie Allford (SS# issued in IN) was born 18 Oct 1915 and died _____ Oct 1973, last residence Anderson, Madison Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Evalyn Marie Wynn Allford; his second wife, Marguerite Earlston “Margie” Durgee Hopps Aylward Allford Larmore; and his parents, Raymond Carl Allford and Iva Retta Snider Allford; in this compilation.

            His middle name is from Ancestry family trees.

            From IN Marriages: Leslie C. Allford, age 53, married Margie D. Aylward on 28 June 1969 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            From IN Marriages: Leslie C. Allford, age 57, married Helen Jarrett on 7 Dec 1972 in Chesterfield, Madison Co., IN.

            Leslie’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALLFORD lineage: Leslie Carl 1915 IN1, Raymond Carl 1887 IN2, Walter Scott 1865 IN3, John Lambert 1835 IN4, John Lambert 1802 VA5, John [ALFORD] 1773 VA6, John 1732 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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LILA MAE FARR CHRISP ALFORD

 

Lila Chrisp-Alford

May 13, 1934 ~ December 8, 2020 (age 86)

Photo from Ellis Funeral Home

 

JOURNAL GAZETTE

Fort Wayne, Allen Co. IN—Sunday, 13 December 2020

 

            Lila M. Alford, 86, transitioned on the morning of Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, at Dupont Hospital. Service is 11 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020, at Wings of Deliverance Holiness Tabernacle Church, 2502 S. Fairfield Ave., Fort Wayne…. Wake service is from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2020, at the church. Burial in Covington Memorial Gardens. Arrangements by Ellis Funeral Home….

 

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

            From IN Marriages: Lila Mae Farr, age 30 born MO, married Willie Foster Chrisp on 8 Apr 1965 in Chicago, Cook Co., IL.

            In September 2021 a Find A Grave photographer reported that Lila has no gravestone.

 

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LILLIAN CAHILL ALLFORD

 

DAILY REPORTER

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Friday, 6 July 1934

 

MRS. ALFORD DIES LONG HOSPITAL

FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE HELD SATURDAY AFTERNOON AT THE MOHAWK CHURC

 

            Mrs. Lafayette Alfrd [sic], 42, of 937 West North street, this city, died at the Robert Long Hospital in Indianapolis, Thursday morning at 9:46 after an illness of about three months’ duration.

            She is survived by the husband, one daughter, Pearl, at home, one son, Chester, and one grandson, Billy, of Mohawk, her father, William H. Cahill and one brother, Floyd Cahill, of near Mohawk.

            Funeral services will be held at the Nazarene Church in Mohawk Saturday afternoon, July 7th, at 2 p.m. with interment in Park cemetery in Greenfield. Friends may call at the home any time until Saturday noon. Frank R. Lynam is the undertaker in charge.

 

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DAILY REPORTER

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Saturday, 14 July 1934

 

            Once more God has sent His Death Angel down to His garden of this earth and transplanted from among us the fair flower of motherhood to his Kingdom above.

            Lillian Cahill Allford, daughter of William H. and Effie Cahill, was born on a farm north of Mohawk, Indiana, November 5, 1891, and passed away at the Robert Long Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana, July 5, 1934, at the age of forty-two years and eight months, after an illness of about twelve weeks’ duration.

            Mrs. Allford spent her childhood life in and around Mohawk, Indiana, and on July 27, 1906, she was united in marriage to Lafayette Allford. To this union were born three children, Chester, Pearl and an infant son who died at birth.

            Although not a member of any church, Mrs. Allford loved the Father, tried in her meager way to follow the teaching of Our Saviour and Redeemer and in her last hours confessed her faith in Jesus Christ. She was a kind and helpful daughter and sister to the father and brother who survive her, a loving and faithful wife, a tender and devoted mother and grandmother and a true and loyal friend. Her only grandchild, Billy, was the light of her life and no sacrifice was too great for her to make for him or for any of her loved ones. During her last illness she was a patient sufferer and highly appreciative of all that loving hands did for her comfort.

            She will be sadly missed by her bereaved husband, Lafayette Allford, one daughter, Pearl, at home, one son, Chester, and grandson, Billy, of Mohawk, her father, William H. Cahill, and one brother, Floyd Cahill, of near Mohawk, and a host of friends and relatives.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Lafayette “Lafe” Allford; and children Margaret Pearl Allford McConnell and William Chester “Chick” Allford in this compilation.

            Lillian and her husband are buried in Park Cemetery, Greenfield, Hancock Co., IL, but they have no gravestones [Find A Grave].

 

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LILLIAN M. KEYNON ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-MAIL

Bedford, Lawrence Co., IN—Friday, 12 January 1979

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death [_____ Jan 1979] dates of Lillian Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Mitchell, Lawrence Co., IN.

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

 

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LILLIE E. HOWE ALFORD

 

ELKHART TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—Wednesday, 9 August 1944

 

            Mrs. Lillie E. Alford, 77, mother of Mrs. Frances Seeberger, Mrs. Irene McDonough and Mrs. Lila Luebking, all of Elkhart, died at her home in Warsaw [Kosciusko Co.] Tuesday [August 8] following an 8-week illness.

            Funeral services will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Landis funeral home, Warsaw, with burial in Oakwood cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford, widow of Robert M. Alford, was born in Wabash county, and lived in and around Warsaw for 65 years.

            Surviving are 2 other daughters, Mrs. Albert Wolford, Warsaw, and Mrs. Mary Malcolm, Winona Lake; a son, Lt. James Franklin Alford, overseas, and 2 grandsons.

 

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Photo from Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Kosciusko Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Hoby

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Robert Morris Alford; and daughters Alberta Alford Strouder and Irene Alford Wilson in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter Lila Alford Luebking in Florida Obituaries.

 

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LILLIE MAY WOLFORD ALVORD

 

JOURNAL AND COURIER

Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN—Wednesday, 25 March 1942

 

 

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Photo from Bement Cemetery, Bement, Piatt Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Max Turpin

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of her daughter-in-law (wife of her son Oscar) Gertrude Glover Alvord, in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Lewis Upton 1875 KS1, George Briggs 1845 MA2, Joseph Field 1811 MA3, Caleb 1772 MA4, Zebadiah 1724 MA5, John 1696 MA6, Jonathan 1669 MA7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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LILLIE V. ALFORD JOHNSON

 

MORNING TELEGRAPH

Tyler, Smith Co., TX—Friday, 16 August 2002

 

WILLS POINT [Van Zandt Co., TX]—Services for Lillie V. Johnson, 98, South Bend, Ind., formerly of Wills Point, are scheduled for 1 p.m. Tuesday at St. Mary’s Church of God in Chris….

            Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery, Wills Point, under direction of LyBrand Funeral Home, Wills Point.

            Mrs. Johnson died Aug. 13, in South Bend, Ind.

            She was born Jan 5, 1904, in Homer, La., to the late Robert and Fannie Alford. She moved to Wills Point and later worked as a nanny for many families, including the Keller family in Dallas. She was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Church of God in Christ in Wills Point, and after moving to South Bend, Ind. in 1994, joined Pentecostal Cathedral Church of God in Christ where she served on Mother’s Board.

            Survivors include 13 nieces, six nephews and other relatives....

 

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Photo from Greenwood Cemetery, Wills Point, Van Zandt Co., TX—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Deborah Bergquist

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Lillie Johnson (SS# issued in IN) but list her birth date as 4 Jan 1904 [different than obituary and gravestone], last residence South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN.

 

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LILLIE WILKERSON ALFORD

 

RUSHVILLE REPUBLICAN

Rushville, Rush Co., IN—Saturday, 17 March 1962

 

LILLIE ALFORD, AGE 83, EXPIRES

 

            Mrs. Lillie Alford, 83, of Buena Vista died at 7 a.m. today in Memorial Hospital at Greensburg where she had been a patient since February 11.

            A lifelong resident of the Buena Vista community, she was born February 11, 1879, the daughter of Thomas and Ann Thompson Wilkerson. Her husband, George E. Alford, died in August of 1960.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of the Buena Vista Christian Church.

            Only survivors are a daughter, Mrs. Flora Emsweller; a grandson, Junior McCarty, and two great-granddaughters, all of Buena Vista.

            The Rev. John Johnson will conduct services at 2 p.m. Monday in Moster and Sons Rushville Mortuary, where friends may call after 3 p.m. Sunday, with burial in the Clarksburg Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

 

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LINAL O. “BUCK” ALFORD

 

Linal "Buck" Alford

Photo from Shirley Brothers Mortuaries

 

DAILY NEWS

Bowling Green, Warren Co., KY—Tuesday, 19 February 2019

 

Linal “Buck” Alford

 

INDIANAPOLIS—85, passed away February 17, 2019.

            He was born March 13, 1933 in Bowling Green, KY, to the late William G. and Mary Alford. Buck married Nancy Flora, and she preceded him in death October 11, 2007. He was employed as a foreman for General Devices for over twenty years. Buck loved working on cars, collecting antiques and spending time with his nieces and nephews.

            Visitation will be Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel, 9606 E. Washington St. with funeral services there Friday at 10:00 a.m.

            Buck is survived by his siblings, W.G. Alford (Jerle), George Alford, William Thomas Alford, Geraldine Minton and Mary Wilson; and several nieces and nephews.

            He was preceded in death by two brothers; and four sisters.

 

Photo from Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, TASM

Photo posted in 2010

 

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

            See the obituaries of wife, Nancy E. Flora Alford; and siblings Annie Evelyn Alford, Edna B. Alford Stiles, and John Oneal Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his parents, William Granger Alford and Mary Elizabeth Pruitt Alford, in Kentucky Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Linal O. 1933 KY1, William Granger 1902 KY2, Peter Henderson 1863 KY3, William Thomas 1838 KY4, William 1804 VA5, William 1775 VA6.

 

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LINDA SUE GRAFT ALFORD

 

FuneralNet – Memorial Obituaries

Probably Fort Wayne, IN—_____ September 2002

 

February 12, 1958 - September 19, 2002

 

            Linda Sue Alford, 44, died Thursday at Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana. Born in Fort Wayne, she worked at Wieland Furniture, Inc. for 16 years in production. She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.

            “Linda was a loving mother and sister.”

            Survivors include her fiance, Jeff Davis of Fort Wayne; daughter, Jessica Lynn Ayers of Fort Wayne; sister, Cindy Stults of Fort Wayne; two brothers, Ricky L. Graft and Randy L. Graft, both of Fort Wayne.

            Services 10:30 Monday with calling one hour prior at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church.... Vigil service at 3:30 p.m. Sunday at D.O. McComb and Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Rd. Burial in Catholic Cemetery....

 

In another article:

 

THE NEWS-SENTINEL

Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN—Friday, 20 September 2002

 

            Linda Sue Alford, 44, of Fort Wayne, a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, died Thursday, Sept. 19, 2002, at Hospice Home of Northeast Indiana.

            “Linda was a loving mother and sister.”

            The Fort Wayne native worked for Wieland Furniture Inc. for 16 years in production.

            Surviving are a daughter, Jessica L. Ayers of Fort Wayne; her fiance, Jeff Davis of Fort Wayne; a sister, Cindy Stults of Fort Wayne; and brothers Ricky L. and Randy L. Graft, both of Fort Wayne.

            Services are 10:30 a.m. Monday at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 4916 Trier Road, with calling one hour before services. Calling is also from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday with a 3:30 p.m. vigil service at D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road. Burial will be at Catholic Cemetery. Memorials are to Visiting Nurse Service’s Hospice Home or the daughter’s Education Fund….

 

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Photo from Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Peggy

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Linda S. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN.

 

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LORENZO WARREN ALFORD

 

LOGANSPORT PRESS

Logansport, Cass Co., IN—Saturday, 17 November 1934

 

L.W. ALFORD, OF MONTICELLO DIES

 

MONTICELLO, Nov. 16—Lorenzo W. Alford, 80, of South Main street, died Thursday [November 15] at the home of his son, Vernon in Lafayette.

            Mr. Alford came to White county from Illinois sixteen years ago. He served as Justice of the Peace several years in Monticello and had been in failing health several years. He was taken to his son’s home three weeks ago where he died.

            Funeral services will be held at the Monticello Methodist church, Sunday afternoon at 1 o’clock, where the body will be brought by G.A. Stephan, Monticello funeral director, who prepared the body just before the funeral … and burial will be in Riverview cemetery.

            Surviving are the widow and the son Vernon.

 

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Photo from IOOF Riverview Cemetery, Monticello, White Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jeff Bonnell

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife Mira A. Crum Alford; and son Vernon Crum Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his mother, Cornelia Bigelow Randall Alford; of his siblings Emeline Cornelia Alford Johnson and Seth R. Alford in Illinois Obituaries; and of his brother Allen L. Alford in California Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Lorenzo Warren 1854 IL1, Wesley John 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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LOUISA EMELINE ALFORD CRAMPTON

 

LOGANSPORT PHAROS-REPORTER

Logansport, Cass Co., IN—Wednesday, 24 April 1918

 

            Mrs. Louisa Alford Crampton, wife of Colonel A.B. Crampton, governor of the National Military Home near Marion, Ind., died last night [April 23] after a three weeks’ illness, death being due to heart disease. Mrs. Crampton has been ill for more than a year but it was not until after her return to Marion from a visit at Delphi, about a month ago, that her condition became critical.

            Deceased is survived by three children—Capt. C.C. Crampton, now in the medical corps of the United States army, stationed at Camp Devens, Mass.; Mrs. Love E. Caulkins, who resides with her parents, and Mrs. Mindwell J. Wilson, who assists her husband in the management of the Citizen-Times at Delphi.

            Mrs. Crampton was a devoted member of Charles Carroll chapter, D.A.R., Delphi; a charter member of Rose chapter, Order of the Eastern Star; of the Pythian Sisters of Delphi; of Lincoln circle, Ladies of the G.A.R. of Logansport, and of the Woman’s Relief corps of Logansport.

            The funeral was held in Marion at the governor’s home this morning at 10 o’clock and the remains brought to Logansport where interment will be made in Mt. Hope cemetery, the cortege arriving via motor at 7:30 this evening. A brief service will be held at the cemetery.

 

In another article:

 

LOGANSPORT PHAROS-REPORTER

Logansport, Cass Co., IN—Thursday, 25 April 1918

 

            The funeral of Mrs. Louise Alford Crampton, wife of Colonel A.B. Crampton of the National Soldiers’ Home at Marion, will be held at Marion tomorrow morning at 10:30. The remains will be brought to Logansport by motor, arriving at 1:30 and burial will be made in Mt. Hope cemetery, where a brief funeral service will be held.

 

In another article:

 

LOGANSPORT PHAROS-REPORTER

Logansport, Cass Co., IN—Friday, 26 April 1918

 

            The funeral of Mrs. Louisa Alford Crampton was held this morning at 10:30 at Marion, Ind., and this afternoon the remains were brought to Logansport and interred in Mt. Hope cemetery. The ritualistic services of the Ladies of G.A.R. were performed at the grave.

 

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Photo from Mount Hope Cemetery, Logansport, Cass Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Deb Minniear Rush

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her brother Corrington Loyal Alford in this compilation.

            Her husband was Adelbert Bernard Crampton (1843–1933).

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Louisa Emeline 1844 PA1, Loyal Adolphus 1814 VT2, Oliver 1767 CT3, Benedict 1716 CT4, Benedict 1688 CT5, Jeremiah 1655 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1598 England8.

 

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LOUISA JANE WESTON ALFORD

 

RUSHVILLE REPUBLICAN

Rushville, Rush Co., IN—Monday, 28 November 1932

 

MRS. JANE ALFORD EXPIRES AT LAUREL

 

            Mrs. Jane Alford, age 72, a well known resident of Laurel, died at her home there Saturday evening [November 26] at 6:30 o’clock after a several months’ illness. Complication of diseases was given as the cause of her death. T

            The deceased was a native of Franklin county and had lived in Laurel for a great number of years. Her husband, a Civil War veteran, preceded her in death a number of years ago. She was a member of the M.E. church of Laurel.

            Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Garrett Kelly of Laurel; three sons, Ferd and Reed Alford of Laurel, and Harold Alford of the Hawaiian Islands; and seventeen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held at two o’clock Tuesday afternoon at the Laurel M.E. church…. Interment will be made in the Laurel cemetery.

 

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Photo from Conwell Cemetery, Laurel, Franklin Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sherry Perry

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her son Thomas Reed Alford in this compilation.

            From IN Marriages: John Alford married Louisa J. Weston on 17 May 1877 in Franklin Co., IN.

            Her husband’s lineage: John 1843 PA1, John 1821 PA2.

 

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LOUISA JOSEPHINE ALFORD AMICK

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Wednesday, 6 April 1927

 

DEATHS

 

            Louisa Josephine Amick, 72, 22 North State, chronic interstitial nephritis.

 

Photo from Poplar Grove Cemetery, Wilbur, Morgan Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor Slimbeaux †

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her mother Tobitha Swope Alford; and brothers Addison Alford and George H. Alford in this compilation.

            Her gravestone says 1854, but her death certificate says Jan. 3, 1855, age 72 years, 3 months at death.

            Her ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so she has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Louisa Josephine 1855 VA1, James R. 1804 VA2, John 1773 VA3, John 1732 VA4, John 1696 ??5.

 

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LOUISE HIGHTOWER ALFORD PERKINS

 

CARROLL COUNTY COMET

Delphi, Carroll Co., IN—17 June 1981

 

            Louise Perkins, 62, Rockfield, died at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, 1981 at her residence.

            Born on July 9, 1918 in Greencastle, Ky., she was the daughter of John and Martha Hightower Alford. On July 2, 1938, she was married to Marvin Perkins who survives. A resident of Rockfield for three years, she had previously resided in the Burlington and Middlefork areas, Gary and Michigan. A member of the Barry Street Baptist Church in Bowling Green, Ky., she was also past senior regent of the Moose Lodge in Gary.

            Services were held Saturday morning at the Neptune Funeral Home in Burlington. Interment was held in Burlington Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Burlington Cemetery, Burlington, Carroll Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, aylaeh

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ June 1981) dates of Louise Perkins (SS# issued in MI), last residence Rockfield, Carroll Co., IN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Louise Hightower 1918 KY1, John 1881 KY2, Pleasant Calvin 1849 KY3, James Pleasant 1825 KY4, William 1804 VA5, William 1775 VA6.

 

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LUCY GUTHRIDGE ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Monday, 29 December 1919

 

            Mrs. Elinor Waldron, county superintendent of the department of temperance and missions, is mourning the loss of her sister, Mrs. Lucy Alford, whose death occurred this week. Mrs. Alford had been a resident of Indianapolis for forty years, and made her home with Mrs. Waldron, 1848 Washington boulevard. Previous to that time she was a resident of Lebanon, Ind.

            The funeral was held at the residence and was conducted by the Rev. Don Nichols of the Hall Place Methodist Episcopal Church where Mrs. Alford worshiped. She was 80 years of age.

 

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

            From IN Deaths: Lucy Alford, born 13 Aug 1839, daughter of John Wood Guthredge and Elizabeth Lowrey, died 8 Dec 1919 in Marion Co., IN.

            In April 2016, a Find A Grave photographer reported that her grave has no gravestone, confirmed by cemetery records.

 

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LULA E. ABRAMS ALFORD

 

RUSHVILLE REPUBLICAN

Rushville, Rush Co., IN—Monday, 15 January 1968

 

LULA ALFORD SERVICES TODAY

 

            Final rites were held this morning for Mrs. Lula E. Alford, 88, of near Buena Vista I (R.R.2, Laurel) who died at 11:45 p.m. Friday [January 12] in Memorial Hospital at Greensburg [Decatur Co.] after several years of failing health,

            A lifelong resident of the Buena Vista community, she was born there October 27, 1879, a daughter of William and Mary Hoffman Abrams. Her husband, James E. Alford, died March 15, 1947.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of the Buena Vista Christian Church.

            Survivors include a brother, Charles Abrams of Filer, Ida.; three sisters, Mrs. Marie Swinford and Mrs. Charles (Stella) Sherwood of Greensburg and Mrs. Martha Ailes of St. Maurice, and several nieces and nephews.

            Two sisters and a brother preceded her in death.

            The Rev. John Johnson conducted services at Moster and Sons Mortuary at 10:30 a.m. today and emtombment followed in East Hill Shrine Mausoleum.

 

Photo from East Hill Shrine Mausoleum, Rushville, Rush Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Susie and Mike

 

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

 

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LULU ALFORD TULLY

 

THE NEWS-SENTINEL

Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN—Friday, 3 June 1921

 

WARSAW, Ind., June 3—Mrs. Dell Tully, aged 21 years, died Thursday morning [June 2] at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O.P. Alford, after a long illness. Her death was due to a complication of diseases. Her parents and several brothers and sisters survive.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her mother, Martha J. Woods Alford, in this compilation.

            On the 1900 census in Wayne, Kosciusko Co., IN, Lulu Alford, age 1 month (born Apr 1900), is the only child of Oliver P. Alford (born Feb 1861) and Martha J. Alford (born Oct 1863).

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her lineage: Lulu 1900 IN1, Oliver P. 1861 IN2, George Washington 1830 VA3, Robert 1805 VA4, Henry 1778 VA5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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LURA E. BALLARD ALFORD

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Friday, 10 April 1942

 

            Mrs. Percy Alford, aged 52, of 1407 Lincoln Way West, died at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in her home after four months of illness. She was born in Momence, Ill, Oct. 29, 1889, and came here 45 years ago. She was married in 1914 in St. Joseph, Mich., to Mr. Alford, who survives. He is a fire department captain at central station.

            She leaves three brothers, Albert Ballard, of South Bend; Edmond Ballard, of Twin Branch, this county, and Howard Ballard, of San Francisco.

            She was a member of South Bend chapter No. 2, Order of the Easter Star.

            Friends may call in the Willis-Joyce funeral home where the funeral will take place at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Rev. E. Knight Worth, pastor of the Grace Evangelical church, will officiate. Burial will be in St. Joseph Valley Memorial park.

 

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Photo from Saint Joseph Valley Memorial Park, Grainger, St. Joseph Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, C & Y Zinn-Haines

 

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

 

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LUTHER ALFORD

 

DAILY LEDGER

Noblesville, Hamilton Co., IN—Tuesday, 14 June 1938

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his mother, Dora Hoss Alford; and siblings Charles Grover Alford, Edith Marie Alford Crooks, Elmer Alford, and Roy Alford in this compilation.

            From IN Deaths: Luther Alford, single, born 14 Jan 1896 in IN, son of George A. Alford and Dora Manship, died 13 June 1938 in Anderson, Madison Co., IN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            His lineage: Luther 1896 IN1, George A. 1861 IN2, Andrew 1816 VA3, Henry 1778 VA4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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LUTHER TODD ALFORD

 

[He died in Texas, but we are also including his obituary here because of his close ties to Indiana.]

 

INDIANAPOLIS NEWS

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Monday, 31 March 1931

 

 

            Word has been received in Indianapolis of the death of L. Todd Alford, age forty-three, in an automobile accident in Houston, Tex., Sunday [March 30].

            Mr. Alford, the son of Fremont Alford, former judge of Marion county criminal court, who died a year ago, was born in Indianapolis, December 24, 1887, and lived here until six years ago. At the time of his death he was manager of the casualty and surety department of the Southern Surety Company, New York.

            He attended Manual Training High School, and while in Indianapolis was employed by Hibben Hollweg Company, and later in the state claim department of the C.I.&W. railroad, now consolidated with the Baltimore and Ohio. He enlisted in the army in September. 1917, remaining in a training camp at Louisville, Ky. The wife, Mrs. Dorothy Alford, died about a month ago.

            Mr. Alford returned to Indianapolis when discharged and went to St. Petersburg, Fla., in 1924. He moved to Houston three years ago.

            He was a thirty-second degree Mason, a member of Centre Lodge, F. and A. M. of the Scottish Rite, the Shrine and the American Legion.

            Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Villa B. Alford, a sister, Mrs. Gertrude A. Blake, and a brother, Harry B. Alford, all of Indianapolis.

            The body will be brought to Indianapolis for burial.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, CKHoosier

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Fremont Alford and Sevilla “Villa” Brawley Alford; and siblings Frank Edgar Alford, Harry Bert Alford, and Nora Gertrude Alford Blake Johnson in this compilation.

            The last name of some members of this family is spelled Allford in various records.

            Luther Todd’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Luther Todd 1887 IN1, Fremont 1857 IN2, John Lambert 1802 VA3, John 1773 VA4, John 1732 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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LYDIA MAUDE TURNER ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Sunday, 27 July 1975

 

 

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Photo from Grandview Cemetery, Bremen, Fairfield Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor ROK

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Maude Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 26 Aug 1882 and died _____ July 1975, last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            See the obituary of her daughter Thelma Elnora Alford Wilson in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her husband, James Perry Alford; and son John William Alford in Ohio Obituaries; and of her son Ronald Perry Alford in Michigan Obituaries.

 

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MABLE LEAN AUSTIN REEVES ALFORD

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Thursday, 18 November 2010

 

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SOUTH BEND—Mable L. Alford, 89, passed away Thursday, November 11, 2010.

            Surviving are three daughters, Marsha Reeves Jews of Baltimore, MD, Zandra Michelle Austin of Milwaukee, WI, Toni T. Ferguson of South Bend; a son, Jeffrey C. Reeves (Myra) of Atlanta, GA; stepson, Bishop Donald L. Alford Sr. (Mary) of South Bend, IN; a sister, Mary Pat Austin of South Bend; six brothers, Evert Austin Sr. (Alice) of Columbus, GA, William Austin of South Bend, Lavell Austin (Heidi) of East Cleveland, OH, Orvester Austin (Mary) of Avon, IN, Roy Austin (Lavon) of Hemet, CA; 10 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

            Visitation will be at 11 a.m., funeral services at noon on Friday at Pentecostal Cathedral Church of God in Christ. Arrangements have been entrusted to Alford’s Mortuary where messages of condolence may be e-mailed to alfordsmortuary@comcast.net, c/o the Alford family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mabel Lean Alford (SS# issued in IL) was born 4 Sept 1921 but that she died 10 Nov 2010, last residence South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN.

 

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MAE “BELLE” DECKARD ALFORD

 

NEWS AND TRIBUNE

Jeffersonville, Clark Co., IN—9 December 2010

 

            Funeral services for Mae “Belle” Deckard Alford, 77, of Floyds Knobs [Floyd Co., IN], will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Newcomer Funeral Home-Southern Indiana Chapel, New Albany, with burial at 1:30 p.m. (CST) in Green River Union Cemetery, Richardsville [Warren Co.], Ky. She died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010, at Floyd Memorial Hospital and Health Services in New Albany [Floyd Co., IN].

            Belle was a member of the Central Church of Christ in Louisville. She was a devoted homemaker and enjoyed participating in the homemakers club, crafts, and gardening. Above all else, Belle loved the Lord and her family.

            She was born Jan. 16, 1933, in Barren County, Ky., to the late Fred and Lillie “Mae” Webb Deckard.

            Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Frank Alford; daughters, Pam Willis and her husband, Leon of Midland, Mich., Debbie Beckham and her husband, Larry, of Floyds Knobs, and Sharon Thompson and her husband, Rondal Jr., of Floyds Knobs; son, David Alford and his wife, Judi, of Fredericksburg, Va.; sisters, Ruby Wilson, of Bowling Green, Ky., and Jean Stephens and her husband, Gus, of Round Hill, Ky.; grandchildren, Trevis Willis and his wife, Nicole, Rachel Grubb and her husband, Curt, Margaret Lamp and her husband, Lonnie, Michelle Espinoza and her husband, Pedro, Jennifer Huggins and her husband, Eric, Linda Thompson, and Stephen Thompson; great-grandchildren, Parker Willis, Lillie Willis, Caden Grubb, Keira Grubb, Ethan Lamp, and Eli Lamp; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

            She was preceded in death by her infant daughter, Linda Faye Alford; brothers, James “Monk” Deckard, and Joe Deckard; sisters, Mary Wood, and Marie Young….

            The family requests that expressions of sympathy take the form of memorial contributions to the American Heart Association.

            To leave a special message for the family, please visit newcomerindiana.com.

 

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Photo from Green River Union Cemetery, Richardsville, Warren Co., KY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Amy Waldron

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mae Belle Alford (SS# issued in KY), last residence Floyds Knobs, Floyd Co., IN.

 

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MARA FLORENCE CLEVENGER ALFORD HOOVER

 

Freshman photo, The Mortonian, 1928 yearbook, Centerville High School, Centerville, Wayne Co., IN

 

PALLADIUM-ITEM

Richmond, Wayne Co., IN—Monday, 20 July 1992

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mara F. Hoover (SS# issued in IN) was born 28 Apr 1913 and died _____ July 1992, last residence Richmond, Wayne Co., IN.

            See the obituary of her husband, Justice Edmond “Judd” Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            From IN Births: Mary Florence Clevenger was born 30 Apr 1913 in Centerville, Wayne Co., IN, daughter of John Clevenger and Bessie McCashland.

            She is Mary on her birth certificate and on the 1920 census, but all on all other records she is Mara.

 

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MARCIA ANN REESE ALFORD

 

WRBI Radio

Batesville, IN—Monday, 31 May 2021

 

 

            Marcia Ann Alford, 76, of Beech Grove passed away Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at her home.

            She was born in Indianapolis on October 25, 1944 the daughter of Herschel and Margaret Bowerly Reese.

            Survivors include one daughter Jo Ann Brown of Beech Grove; two sons Robert L. (Krista) Alford and Richard J. (Lindsey) Alford both of Pendleton; 6 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren; one sister Cynthia Day of Monticello.

            She was preceded in death by her parents and her brother Robert.

            Mrs. Alford worked at Edward’s Drive-In in Indianapolis for over 30 years where she waited on cars with roller skates on. A young man named Jim Alford visited the drive-in and was very persistent on having a date with her. The two were married on Marcia’s 20th birthday on October 25, 1964 and Jim preceded her in death on May 21, 1998. In her spare time Marcia enjoyed visiting the casinos as well as shopping for antiques.

            Graveside services for Marcia will be held on Tuesday, June 1st at 11am at the Holton Cemetery. Memorials may be given to the Holton Cemetery in care of the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles.

 

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

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

 

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MARCIA M. KIZAR ALFORD

 

ELKHART TRUTH

Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN—Monday, 9 June 1980

 

MISHAWAKA [St. Joseph Co.]—Mrs. Marsha M. Alford, 87, of 10579 Star Road, Osceola, died at 7:50 a.m. Sunday [June 8] at Fountainview Place, Mishawaka, after an illness of three weeks.

            She was born in Mishawaka Feb. 11, 1893, and had lived her life in the area. As Marsha Kizer she married, Albert L. Alford in Mishawaka Nov. 11, 1920. He died Sept. 7, 1964.

            Surviving are her two sons, Leonard, Osceola, and Raymond, Tucson, Ariz.; a daughter, Mrs. Victor (Clara Mae) Amen, Grand Lake, Colo.; 10 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

            Friends may call from 7 to 9 tonight and from 2 to 4 p.m., and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday in the Bubb Chapel, Mishawka. Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Willow Creek United Methodist Church…. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.

            She was a member of the Willow Creek UM Church to which memorials may be made.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ June 1980) dates of Mary Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Osceola, St Joseph Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Albert Leonard Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and son Leonard Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter Clara Mae Alford Amen in Kansas Obituaries.

            Her name is Marcia on her gravestone and in her husband’s obituary, Mary in SSDI records, Martha in her obituary, and Marcie in her son Leonard’s obituary.

 

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MARENA ELENE ALFORD GAMMONS

 

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Black & white version of gravestone photo

 

Shirley Brothers Mortuaries

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—____ April 2011

 

Marena E. Gammons

Born on: June 7, 1927 in Detroit, Michigan

Departed on: April 23, 2011 and resided in Indianapolis, Indiana

Visitation: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Washington Memorial Chapel

Service: Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. at the Washington Memorial Chapel

Burial: Washington Park East Cemetery

 

83, went to be with our Lord on April 23, 2011 and reunited with her beloved husband of 61 years, Charles Lee Gammons who preceded her in death in October 2004.

            She was preceded in death by two sisters, Edith Tate, and Barbara Montgomery; three brothers, Garnie, Benjamin, and William Alford; one grandson, James Ryan Martin.

            In her early years, she was employed at Kroger and RCA, then realized her most important roll in life was raising her five children. She was a wonderful mother, compassionate and caring grandmother, and great-grandmother. All that entered her home were made to feel welcome. She was surrounded by good neighbors and friends.

            Marena is survived by her children, Ruby (Don) Larson, Shirley (Peter) Plante, Brenda (Bill) Childers, Roger Lee Gammons, Linda (Max) Onan; 32 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, one sister, Geneva Cole of Brownsville, KY; two sister-in-laws, Dorothy Alford of Indianapolis, and Barbara Alford of Greenwood.

            Visitation will be held Wednesday, April 27, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Shirley Brothers Washington Memorial Chapel, 9606 E. Washington St. Funeral services will be Thursday at 12:00 p.m.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation.

 

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Photo from Washington Park East Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, TASM

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marena E. Gammons (SS# issued in KY), last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Ruby May Runner Alford; and siblings Garnie R. Alford and William E. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her siblings Geneva E. “Genny” Alford Cole and Junior A. “Ben” Alford in Kentucky Obituaries.

            Her middle name is from family trees on the web.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Marena Elene 1927 MI1, Abner Jasper 1905 KY2, Abner Jasper 1865 KY3, William Thomas 1838 KY4, William 1804 VA5, William 1775 VA6.

 

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MARGARET ALFORD

 

DAILY TIMES

Brazil, Clay Co., IN—Thursday, 31 October 1912

 

CHILD DIES

 

            Margaret, the infant daughter of Merle and Margaret Alford, died this morning at 9 o’clock at the home of Mrs. Mary Christian, 638 West Jackson street of pneumonia.

            Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the residence and interment in Cottage Hill Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: Margaret’s parents, Murlie Alford and Mary Jeannette Hazel, are buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Lancaster, Fairfield Co., OH [Find A Grave].

 

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MARGARET ALFORD HEARON

 

Margret Hearon

Photo from Smith, Bizzell & Warner Funeral Home

 

POST-TRIBUNE

Gary, Lake Co., IN—Wednesday, 7 May 2008

 

            Margaret Hearon, Gary, Indiana Age 73, made her transition from life to eternity on Sunday, May 4, 2008.

            She was born on April 1, 1935 in Charleston, MS, to Jerry & Edmonia Alford. A member of New Town Baptist Church in Charleston, MS, and attended Jackson State University in Jackson, MS. She relocated to Gary, IN, in 1951, and has been a member of Van Buren M.B. Church since 1953. She faithfully served on Van Buren’s Missionary Board (Naomi Circle). She was also an Eastern Star. She worked for the School City of Gary as a substitute teacher for about 20 years.

            Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Elbert Hearon Sr.; parents, Jerry & Edmonia Alford; sisters, Maggie Venerable, Fannie Whitaker, Virdie C. McClendon and Maudine McCall; brothers, Jerry Alford and Charles Alford.

            Margaret leaves to celebrate her life, 2 loving and dedicated sons, Elbert (Sharon) Hearon Jr. of Carol Stream, IL, Michael A. Hearon of Gary, IN; 5 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Moseley and brother, David (Mildred) Alford, both of Memphis, TN; sisters-in-law, Selene Douglas and Louise Young of Gary, Ethel Heron of Birmingham, AL, Eddie Hearon of Buffalo, NY; 3 favorite nieces, Mariel (Leandrew) Green and Geraldine Moseley of Gary, Edmonia Butchee of Bloomington, MN; and many more nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

            The Funeral Service will be held Thursday, May 8, 2008, 11 a.m. at Van Buren M.B. Church, 2585 Van Buren St., Gary, IN…. Interment Oak Hill Cemetery, Gary, IN. smithbizzellwarnerfuneralhome.com.

 

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Photo from Oak Hill Cemetery, Gary, Lake Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sheridan Smith

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Margaret Hearon (SS# issued in MS), last residence Gary, Lake Co., IN.

            See the obituary of her brother Jerry D. Alford Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her siblings Charlie Green Alford (with additional genealogical information), David Alford, Fannie Alford Whittaker, and Maggie Alford Venable in Mississippi Obituaries.

            His lineage: Margaret 1935 MS1, Jerry 1883 MS2, Jerry 1850 MS3.

 

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MARGARET ANN CLIFFORD ALFORD

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Tuesday, 2 December 2008

 

Sept. 1, 1925 - Dec. 1, 2008

 

MISHAWAKA—Margaret Ann Alford, 83, passed away Mon, Dec 1, in Golden Living Center.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Billie Alford on Sept. 28, 2008.

            Surviving are her son Michael Alford of Mishawaka; two grandchildren, Ian Alford of South Bend and Jennie Alford of Columbus, OH; and a brother, Thomas Clifford of South Bend.

            As per Margaret’s wishes there will be no visitation or services. Hahn Funeral Home, Mishawaka is handling the arrangements….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margaret Ann Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 1 Sept 1925, last residence Mishawaka, St. Joseph Co., IN.

            See the obituary of her husband, Billy Thomas Alford, in this compilation.

 

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MARGARET LAMB ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Thursday, 29 October 1936

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Margaret Alford, 54 years old, 2902 North Illinois street, who died Tuesday night in St. Vincent’s Hospital following an illness of a year, will be held at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon in the University Park Christian Church. Burial will be in Crown Hill cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Churchill, O., Jan. 29, 1882, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas G. Lamb. She lived in California several years before coming to Indianapolis twenty-five years ago and was the last member of her family living here.

            Her husband and two children are dead.

            A brother. Homer T. Lamb, of Tulsa, Okla., a prominent oil operator in Western fields, has arrived to attend the funeral….

 

In another article:

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Saturday, 31 October 1936

 

            The funeral of Mrs. Margaret Alford was held at the University Park Christian Church yesterday afternoon with members of the choir, in which she had been a contralto singer for twenty-four years, serving as honorary pallbearers….

            Burial was in Crown Hill cemetery.

            A brother, the only surviving relative of her immediate family, Homer T. Lamb of Tulsa, Okla., and Mrs. Lamb, attended the funeral.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Jeff Van Osdol

 

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

            From IN Deaths: Margaret Alford, age 54, widow, died 27 Oct 1936 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN. She was born 29 Jan 1882 in Churchill, Trumbull Co., OH, daughter of Thos. F. and Jennie Lamb. Her husband was Thos. Alford.

 

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MARGARET PEARL ALLFORD MCCONNELL

 

DAILY REPORTER

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Wednesday, 27 October 1937

 

            Once more the angel of death has plucked a fair flower from earth’s garden and transplanted it in the garden above.

            Pearl Allford McConnell was born on June 23, 1913, in Green township, Hancock County, Indiana, the daughter of Lillian Cahill Allford and Lafayette Allford, and passed away on October 20, 1937, at the age of 24 years, 3 months and 22 days.

            Pearl was reared in and around the community of her birth and attended school at Mohawk and Mt. Comfort, later moving with her parents to Greenfield, where she completed her schooling and started out to earn her livelihood.

            Pearl’s mother preceded her in death some three years ago.

            Pearl was ambitious and had a pleasing personality. Working in public life for several years, she became known and well liked by many. She always tried to be pleasant and accommodating and her smile was a bright spot in the lives of her many friends and acquaintances.

            On April 17, 1936, she was united in marriage to Victor McConnel [sic] at Greenfield, Ind., where they resided during their all too short married life.

            Pearl was ill for some time and all was done for her that the tender hands and loving hearts of her husband, relatives and friends could do to ease her….

            She leaves to mourn her passing her bereaved husband, Victor McConnell, her father, Lafayette Allford, her brother, Chester Allford, her grandfather, William Cahill, her nephew, Billy Allford, and a host of relatives and friends.

 

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Photo from Park Cemetery, Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Susan Clemons

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Lafayette “Lafe” Allford and Lillian Cahill Allford; and brother William Chester “Chick” Allford in this compilation.

            The last name of some members of this family is spelled Allford in various records.

            Pearl’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so she has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her ALLFORD lineage: Margaret Pearl 1913 IN1, Lafayette “Lafe” 1888 IN2, Marion Bruce 1858 IN3, Samuel 1837 IN4, John Lambert 1802 VA5, John [ALFORD] 1773 VA6, John 1732 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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MARGARET RITA MCCARTHY ALFORD

 

HAMILTON JOURNAL-NEWS

Hamilton, Butler Co., OH—Monday, 22 January 2007

 

            Alford, Margaret—Age 80, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away January 18, 2007. She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Alford.

            Survivors include her children Donna Autry, Scot Alford, Barbara Alford; sister-in-law, Hugh Autry; granddaughter Cassandra Autry; brother Jim McCarthy of West Chester; and sister Helen Sullivan of Placida, Florida.

            Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Monday, January 22 at Flanner and Buchanan at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Indianapolis, Indiana. Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, January 23 at the Rose Hill Burial Park, Hamilton [Butler Co.], Ohio. Arrangements by Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers, Indianapolis, Indiana.

 

In another article:

 

Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—_____ January 2007

 

            Margaret Alford 80, Indianapolis, died January 18, 2007.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald E. Alford; and son, Kevin Alford.

            Calling: Monday January 22 at Flanner and Buchanan at Oaklawn Memorial Gardens, Indianapolis, Indiana. Graveside services: Tuesday, January 23 at Rose Hill Cemetery, Hamilton, Ohio.

            Survivors include her children Donna Autry, Scot Alford, and Barbara Alford; son-in-law Hugh Autry; granddaughter, Cassandra Autry; brother, Jim McCarthy of West Chester, Ohio; and sister, Helen Sullivan of Placida, Florida.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margaret R. Alford (SS# issued in OH) was born 4 Aug 1926, last residence Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN.

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

            Flanner and Buchanan Funeral Centers provided her middle name in the obituary heading and listed her birth date as 4 Aug 1927.

 

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MARGUERITE EARLSTON “MARGIE” DURGEE HOPPS AYLWARD ALLFORD LARMORE

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Sunday, 14 May 2000

 

 

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Photo from Anderson Memorial Park, Anderson, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, BFDuncan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Margie D. Larmore (SS# issued in IN) was born 6 March 1913, last residence Carmel, Hamilton Co., IN.

            See the obituary of her third husband, Leslie Carl Allford, in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Her name is listed as follows:

 

Margie Durgee Hoppes           Nov 1936

Margie Durgee Aylward         Mar 1960

Margie Dur Allford                 Jul 1969

Margie D. Larmore                 Jan 1983

 

            From IN Births: Maguerite Earlston Durgee was born 6 March 1913 in New Albany, Floyd Co., IN, daughter of Emmett Durgee and Gladys Sturgeon.

 

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MARGUERITE SCREES ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Saturday, 1 June 1940

 

 

 

 Marguerite <I>Screes</I> Alford

Photo from Sutherland Park Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, TASM

 

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

            From IN Deaths: Marguerite Alford was born 28 March 1911 in Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN, daughter of Clarence Alford and Adah Tompkins. She died of postpartum hemorrhage on 30 May 1940 in Beech Grove, Marion Co., IN.

 

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MARILYN SUE WALCUTT ALFORD

 

Weicht Funeral Home

Angola, Steuben Co., IN—_____ February 2013

 

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            Marilyn Sue Alford, 60, of Angola, Indiana passed away Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at her home surrounded by her family.

            She was born August 13, 1952 in Angola, Indiana to James and Mary (Book) Walcutt. She married Marvin Glenn Alford on June 27, 1970. Sue worked on the Steuben County EMS for 18 years. She also worked for State Farm Insurance, Farm Bureau Insurance and was on the Salem Center Fire Department. She was a member of SonLight Community Church, Angola, IN; West Otter Lake Lake Association and on the Jackson Township Board of Trustee’s.

            She is survived by her husband Marvin Glenn Alford of Angola, IN; her son and daughter-in-law Michael Glenn and Tracie Alford of Hudson, IN; her daughter and son-in-law Michelle Sue and Mark Rheinheimer of Orland, IN; three brothers and sisters-in-law Jim and Carol Walcutt of Churubusco, IN; Jerry and Helene Walcutt of Angola, IN; Jack and Wanda Walcutt of Huntertown, IN; two sisters and a brother-in-law Judy and Raymond Oliver of Fort Wayne, IN; Melanie Pardue of Ashley, IN; three grandchildren Emily Rheinheimer, Sarah Rheinheimer and Katie Rheinheimer.

            She was preceded in death by her parents.

            Services will be at 11:00 AM, Saturday, February 23, 2013 at SonLight Community Church, Angola, IN…. Visitation will be from 4-8 PM, Friday, February 22, 2013 at SonLight Community Church, Angola, IN. Marilyn’s favorite saying was “Love God, Love People”.

            Memorials may be made to the family c/o Marvin Glenn Alford or to the Steuben County Cancer Association.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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MARION BRUCE ALLFORD

 

HANCOCK DEMOCRAT

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Thursday, 3 February 1916

 

            Bruce Alford, aged 55, died at his home in Eden at an early hour Monday morning after a two weeks’ illness of double pneumonia.

            He was one of the well known men of Green township and is survived by a widow and eight children—Jefferson, William, Edward, Lafayette and Samuel Alford, Mrs. Cora Maroska, Mrs. Nora Sargent and Mrs. Clara Whittaker.

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Cathy Butcher Needham

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Analyza Sitton Allford; sons Jesse Milton Allford, Lafayette “Lafe” Allford, Samuel Justice Alford, and William Albert Alford; father, Samuel Allford; and brother Shelton Allen Allford in this compilation.

            From IN Marriages: Marion B. Alford married Eliza Ann Sitton on 13 Feb 1881 in Hancock Co., IN.

            Marion’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALLFORD lineage: Marion Bruce 1858 IN1, Samuel 1837 IN2, John Lambert 1802 VA3, John [ALFORD] 1773 VA4, John 1732 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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MARION SAMUEL “SAM” ALLFORD

 

DAILY REPORTER

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Tuesday, 14 December 1993

 

 

Photo from Glen Cove Cemetery, Knightstown, Henry Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Louise Reynolds

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marion S. Allford (SS# issued in IN), last residence Wilkinson, Hancock Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Edith Frances McClarnon Allford; and daughter Judith Elaine Allford White Turner in this compilation.

            His ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALLFORD lineage: Marion Samuel 1914 IN1, William 1888 IN2, John L. 1862 IN3, Samuel 1837 IN4, John Lambert 1802 VA5, John [ALFORD] 1773 VA6, John 1732 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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MARJORIE RUTH KANTZ ALFORD

 

SOUTH BEND TRIBUNE

South Bend, St. Joseph Co., IN—Friday, 28 July 1995

 

Oct. 16, 1917-July 26, 1995

 

NAPPANEE [Elkhart Co.]—Marjorie R. Alford, 77, of LuAnn Nursing Home, died there Wednesday afternoon [July 26].

            Mrs. Alford had been employed by CTS Corp., Elkhart. She was born Oct. 16, 1917, in Culver [Marshall Co].

            Surviving are a daughter, Bonnie Bixler of Elkhart; three sons, David of Marion, Ind., John of Edwardsburg and Randy of Dahlonega, Ga.; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and a stepbrother, Donald Kantz of Elkhart.

            Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in Carleton Cemetery. There will be no visitation.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Alzheimer’s Association. Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home, Elkhart, is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Carleton Cemetery, Elkhart Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Arlene Nicolas

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marjorie R. Alford (SS# issued in IN) was born 16 Oct 1916, last residence Nappanee, Elkhart Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Robert N. Alford; and sons David Lynn Alford and John R. Alford in this compilation.

            From IN Marriages: Marjorie Kantz, born 16 Oct 1916 in Culver, IN, daughter of William G. Kantz and Sarah Straub, married Robert N. Alford on 23 May 1938 in Elkhart, Elkhart Co., IN.

 

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MARSHALL ALFRED

 

THE COURIER-JOURNAL

Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY—Tuesday, 24 January 1905

 

            Marshall Alford [sic], seventy-nine years old, died at his home, 713 Missouri avenue, Jeffersonville [Clark Co., IN], last night [January 23] after a long illness of Bright’s disease.

            He was well known in Jeffersonville, and for years was a carpenter on the river. At one period he was made Marshal of Jeffersonville, but not liking the situation, resigned in a few hours. For years he was identified with the Odd Fellows.

            He is survived by a wife and one son, William Alford.

            The funeral will take place Wednesday.

 

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Photo from Eastern Cemetery, Jeffersonville, Clark Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gail Black

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his son John William Alfred, in this compilation.

            The last name of both father and son is spelled Alfred and, incorrectly, Alford in various records.

            In 1850, Jeffersonville, Clark Co., IN: Marshell Alford, 22 IN carpenter, is living with Matilda, 14 [?] IN.

            From IN Marriages: Marshall Alfred married Matilda Bird on 9 Feb 1850 in Clark Co., IN.

 

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MARSHALL MCKINLEY ALFORD, JR.

 

Markland Funeral Home

Rising Sun, Ohio Co., IN—_____ December 2018

 

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            Marshall McKinley Alford, Jr. 72, of Moores Hill [Dearborn Co.], IN, passed away at 4:37 PM, Tuesday, December 18th, 2018 at Highpoint Health in Lawrenceburg, IN.

            Marshall was born in Milan, IN on August 9, 1946, a son of the late Mary Lucille (Hubbard) and Marshall M. Alford, Sr. He was a graduate of Rising Sun High School, Class of 1965. On October 9th, 1965 he married Darla (Wallingford) Alford at Olive Branch Baptist Church in Bear Branch, IN. Marshall and Darla were married over 53 love filled years. He worked at the Alton Box Factory in Aurora for 14 Years, but he was a farmer his whole life. Farming was his true passion and he loved everything about it. Marshall was a 27 year member of the Dearborn County Soil & Water Conservation District Board. When it came to equipment, he was a John Deere man. Marshall loved talking with his friends (mostly about farming) and spending time with his loving family.

            Marshall is survived by his wife, Darla Alford, of Moores Hill, IN; by a daughter, Erin Coleen Alford, of Centerville, IN; by a son, Kevin Patrick Alford (Jane), of Moores Hill, IN; by grandchildren: Hanna (Brad Smoker), Emily, Sam, Kiana, Maryssa, Duncan & Isabella and by great grandchildren; Triston, Parker, Silas, Savannah & Ezra; by three sisters, Rebecca Rimstidt, of Rising Sun, IN; Rachel Goolsby (Sonny), of North Garden, VA and Erma Siekman (Eric), of Rising Sun, IN; by two brothers, Morris Alford, Sr. (Judy), of Fairview, IN and David Alford, Sr., of Clarksville, TN; by an uncle, Lonnie Hubbard, of Mt. Siani, IN and by dear friends, Dwayne and Gladys.

            Visitation for Marshall will be 5-8 PM, Friday, December 21st at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, IN. No other services will be held.

            Memorial donations may be made to the American Heart Association….

 

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

            See the obituaries of his half-sisters Virginia Mae Alford Richards and Doris E. Alford Osborn in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his half-brother John T. Alford in Kentucky Obituaries; and of his half-sister Alma Ruth Alford Benham in Ohio Obituaries.

            Her lineage: Doris E. 1918 IN1, Marshall McKinley 1896 KY2, Thomas 1874 KY3.

 

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MARTHA B. “MATTIE” ALFORD DOSS

 

EVENING REPUBLICAN

Columbus, Bartholomew Co., IN—Friday, 1 October 1954

 

 

 

Photos from Garland Brook Cemetery, Columbus, Bartholomew Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Donna Kuhlman

Note from photographer: “Grave not marked; Doss infant grave is the only marker present.”

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her mother, Mary Berry Alford; and siblings James B. Alford, Oliver Perry Alford, Richard F. Alford Jr., and Susan B. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her father, Richard F. Alford Sr., in Tennessee Obituaries.

            From Tennessee, Marriage Records (Ancestry): Mattie B. Alford married Sawrie J. Doss on 17 Oct 1900 in Williamson Co., TN.

            Martha was the only one of her parents’ five children who married.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her lineage: Martha B. 1886 KY1, Richard F. 1832 KY2, Nathaniel 1785 KY3, Charles 1752 VA4, James 1715 VA5.

 

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MARTHA ETHEL “MATTIE” ALLFORD BOLANDER

 

Mattie E. Allford

Mattie in 1927

Photo from Richard Rinehart’s Indiana Rinehart Family Tree (Ancestry) - used with permission

 

DAILY REPORTER

Greenfield, Hancock Co., IN—Wednesday, 24 May 1978

 

FORTVILLE—Mattie Bolander, Fortville, died Tuesday at the Conover Nursing Home, Morristown. She was 88.

            A lifelong resident of Hancock County, Mrs. Bolander is survived by two sons, Stuart and Floyd Bolander, both of Fortville; a daughter, Mrs. Marthellen Hogue, Mulberry; two sisters, Rena Taylor, Grand Rapids, Mich.; Isabelle Beaver, Indianapolis; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

            Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Fisher Funeral Home, Fortville…. Burial will follow in Gravel Lawn Cemetery….

 

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Photos from Gravel Lawn Cemetery, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jennefer Burk

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mattie Bolander (SS# issued in IN) was born 24 Aug 1889 and died _____ May 1978, last residence Fortville, Hancock Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Walter Scott Allford and Ada Layer “Addie” Wynn Allford; and siblings John Lambert Allford, Raymond Carl Allford, and Sarah Isabelle Allford Beaver in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Rena Letitia Allford Taylor in Michigan Obituaries.

            From IN Marriages: Mattie Allford, daughter of Walter S. Allford and Addie Wynn, married Guy Bolander on 9 March 1908 in Hancock Co., IN.

            Mattie’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so she has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her ALLFORD lineage: Mattie Ethel 1889 IN1, Walter Scott 1865 IN2, John Lambert 1835 IN3, John Lambert 1802 VA4, John [ALFORD] 1773 VA5, John 1732 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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MARTHA J. WOODS ALFORD

 

THE NEWS-SENTINEL

Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN—Tuesday, 21 November 1922

 

WARSAW [Kosciusko Co.], Ind., Nov. 21—Death came Sunday night [November 19] to Mrs. Oliver Alford, of South Buffalo street. She had been ill for several months and her death was due to a complication of diseases.

            Mrs. Alford was 55 years of age and is survived by her husband, one son and one daughter.

 

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Photo from Oakwood Cemetery, Warsaw, Kosciusko Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Daggz (FAG #47922468)

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her daughter Lulu Alford Tully; and her grandchildren Elva Alford Curry and Charles Leroyce Alford in this compilation.

            From IN Deaths: Martha Alford was born 23 Oct 1865 in IN and died 19 Nov 1922 in Warsaw, Kosciusko Co., IN.

            From IN Marriages: Oliver P. Alford married Martha J. Woods on 7 June 1888 in Kosciusko Co., IN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            Her husband’s lineage: Oliver P. 1861 IN1, George Washington 1830 VA2, Robert 1805 VA3, Henry 1778 VA4, John 1735 Ireland5.

 

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MARTHA JANE ALFORD SMITH

 

JOURNAL AND COURIER

Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN—Sunday, 3 November 1985

 

 

Photo from Wyandotte Cemetery, Tippecanoe Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, P. Tyrie

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Nov 1985) dates of Martha Smith (SS# issued in IN), last residence Dayton, Tippecanoe Co., IN.

            We included the obituaries of her siblings George Alford and Sally Alford Neely Lane; and paternal grandfather, John W. Alford, in Kentucky Obituaries.

            From IN Deaths: Martha Smith, age 82 widow, died 2 Nov 1985 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe Co., IN. She was born 22 July 1903 in KY, daughter of Dan and Hettie Alford.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John Alford & Lucy Bradley.

            Her lineage: Martha Jane 1903 KY1, Daniel L. 1877 KY2, John W. 1853 KY3, Daniel Lunsford 1830 NC4, John 1806 NC5, Achilles 1772 VA/NC6, John before 1750 VA7.

 

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MARVINE MAE ALFORD ROGERS

 

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From her Find A Grave memorial

 

THE NEWS-SENTINEL

Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN—Thursday, 10 March 2005

 

            Marvine Mae Rogers, of Huntington, died Monday, March 7, 2005. For complete obituary information, call (260)244-5122 or visit www.demoneygrimes.com.

 

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Source unknown, but probably:

DeMoney-Grimes Countryside Park Funeral Home

Columbia City, Whitley Co., IN—_____ March 2005

 

            She was born in the Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, IN to James Gordon and Marvine W. Alford.

            She lived most of her adult life in the Roanoke and Huntington areas, except for a time between 2002 and 2004 when she lived in Plymouth, IN. She graduated from Ladywood-St. Agnes Academy, Indianapolis, with the Class of 1972 and attended Vincennes University for 1 year. She was married to Cameron Grant Rogers in China Lake, CA on October 12, 1974. She attended the Pleasant Chapel United Methodist Church, Roanoke, IN as well as other Huntington area Methodist churches.

            She is survived by a son, Adam Robert Rogers, Huntington, IN; a daughter, Shirley B. Rogers, Lafayette, IN; a brother, J. Robert Lyons, Alexandria, VA and various in-laws in Indiana and cousins in California.

            She is preceded in death by her parents, her former husband, Cameron Grant Rogers and an infant daughter, Virginia Rogers.

            Marvina was always called Mae after her marriage. Her birth family called her Marvina.

 

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Photo from—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Indiana Bill, who posted it to Find A Grave Memorial# 12241538

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marvine M. Rogers (SS# issued in IN) was born 25 June 1953, last residence Huntington, Huntington Co., IN.

            Marvine’s obituary is not online at the funeral home website, but the obituary at her Find A Grave memorial was posted in 2005, so it and the photo were probably online at that time.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Marvine Mae 1953 IN1, James Gordon 1909 ??2, James Stanley 1883 IN3, James Madison 1841 IN4, George Washington 1817 IN5, James 1791 VA6, John 1768 VA7, Thomas 1736 VA8, John 1696 ??9.

 

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MARY A. BARNES ALFORD

 

INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Tuesday, 25 June 1907

 

 

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MUNCIE MORNING STAR

Muncie, Delaware Co., IN—Tuesday, 25 June 1907

 

 

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Photo from Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Stoneseeker

 

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

 

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MARY AGNES ALFORD LEPRIE GRODRIAN

 

THE NEWS-SENTINEL

Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN—Monday, 27 January 1997

 

            Mary ‘‘Pete’’ (Leprie) Grodrian, 89, of Fort Wayne died Saturday [January 25] at home.

            The Fort Wayne native was a member of Faith United Methodist Church and widow of Homer O.

            Surviving are a daughter, Evelyn J. King of Fort Wayne; sisters, Alda A. Kolkman of Fort Wayne and Bercile A. Grodrian of Monroeville; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and eight great-great-grandchildren.

            Services are 1 p.m. Tuesday in D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave…. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park….

 

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Photo from Greenlawn Memorial Park, Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, MJ

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary A. Godrian (SS# issued in IN) was born 27 Feb 1907, last residence Fort Wayne, Allen Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her sisters Alda Aileen Alford Kolkman, Bercile Alberta Alford Grodrian, and Blanche Amelia Alford in this compilation.

            From IN Marriages: Mary A. Alford, age 21 born 27 Feb 1907 in Fort Wayne, IN, daughter of James Alford and Cora Hettinger, married Adolph J. Leprie, age 21 born 10 May 1907 in PA, son of Adolph Leprie and Louise Iagnocca, on 20 Aug 1928 in Fort Wayne.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Mary Agnes 1907 IN1, James Albert 1881 IA2, James 1822 PA3, Hiram 1800 VT4, Oliver 1767 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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MARY MARGARETTE ALFORD ADAMS

 

HERALD BULLETIN

Anderson, Madison Co., IN—27 August 2018

 

 

            Mary A. Adams, 95, Anderson, died Aug. 23, 2018, at Providence of Anderson.

            She was born May 5, 1923, in Anderson, the daughter of John H. and Alta Marie (Henry) Alford. She graduated from Anderson High School in 1941. She lived in Anderson most of her life wintering in Lady Lake, Florida, as a snowbird for 20 years. She worked production at Delco Remy Division of General Motors 31.5 years before retiring in 1976, and then was a greeter at Meijer for 6.5 years. Mary attended Lake Street Church in Chesterfield. She was a member of A.B.W.A. for 50 years and a member of Elks Ladies Auxiliary.

            She is survived by her two sons, Leslie “Phil” (Peggy) Adams and Jack L. Adams; her sister, Nancy (Butch) Dadlow; three grandchildren, Pat Hiday, Jessica (Hiday) (husband, Chad) Frerker and Brandy Michelle (Jeremy) Whittenborn; five great- grandchildren, Jessica, Madison, Derek, Nate and Will; and several nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leslie C. Adams died July 21, 2002; her daughter, Linda D. Hiday; three brothers, Robert Alford, Jack Alford and Jerry Alford; and her sister, Rosalie Lindsey.

            Services will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, at 2 p.m. at Rozelle-Johnson Funeral Service…. Burial will follow in East Maplewood Cemetery….

 

Photo from Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson, Madison Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Colleen Sanders Broyles

Photo posted in 2015

 

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

            See the obituaries of her parents, John Harvey Alford and Alta Marie Henry Alford; and siblings Jack Clayton Alford, and Robert William Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Rosalie Alford Lindsey in Texas Obituaries.

            Mary’s ancestor John 1773 VA married Margaret Alford 1774 VA, daughter of John 1735 Ireland6, so he has two Alford lines. See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #6.

            From IN Births: Mary Margarette Alford was born 5 May 1923 in Fall Creek Township, Madison Co., IN, daughter of John Harvey Alford and Alta Marie Henry, residents of Pendleton, Madison Co., IN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Mary Margarette 1923 IN1, John Harvey 1897 IN2, William Perry 1865 IN3, Samuel 1837 IN4, John Lambert 1802 VA5, John 1773 VA6, John 1732 VA7, John 1696 ??8.

 

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MARY ALFORD SUMMERS

 

Source unknown

Daviess Co., IN—Friday, 20 November 1998

From Miscellaneous Daviess County, Indiana Obituaries – 1998

 

            Mary Summers, 92, formerly of Sunset Towers, died at the Daviess County Hospital Thursday [November 19] at 11:20 a.m.

            The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Gill Chapel…. Interment will be at the Oak Grove Cemetery….

            She was born on April 24, 1906 in Martin County to George and Grovie (Wainman) Alford. She married William Summers on May 11, 1935 and he preceded her in death on Dec. 4, 1953.

            Summers was a retired tailor with Donaldson’s Toggery, 1955-70, self-employed from 1970 until retirement and also, formerly employed at Reliance Mfg. Co. She was a Central Christian Church charter member and was educated in Martin and Daviess County schools. She was also a 50 year member of Royal Neighbors; 50 year member of Women of the Moose, Eagles Auxiliary, American Legion Auxiliary, Friendly Club and Jolly Times Club, past president of the American Legion Auxiliary, Senior Citizens in 1972 and RSVP in 1977.

            Surviving are two sons, William Summers, Washington and Dr. Phillip Summers, Vincennes; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; four sisters, Fleta Osha, Roxie Osman and Esther McCamment, all of Washington and Essie Lundergan, Louisville, Ky.

            She was also preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers.

 

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Photo from Oak Grove Cemetery, Washington, Daviess Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, James Cowin

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary Summers (SS# issued in IN), last residence Washington, Daviess Co., IN.

            We included the obituary of her sister Elsie Marie Alford Weir in Kentucky Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Mary 1906 IN1, George 1874 IN2, George Hoge 1842 VA3, Charles 1801 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ??7.

 

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MARY ANN ALFORD

 

NEW ALBANY LEDGER-STANDARD

New Albany, Floyd Co., IN—Tuesday, 12 April 1881

 

            At 4 o’clock this morning Mrs. Mary Ann Alford, wife of Mr. Jacob Alford, died at the family residence on East Main, between Pearl and Bank Streets. Mrs. Alford had been ill for three weeks of pneumonia, but her death came suddenly and unexpected to her family. She was prepared for the change, however, and passed away peacefully.

            Mrs. Alford came to this city with her husband, from Philadelphia, in 1839, and for over forty years resided on West Market street, between Seventh and Eighth. She had been ill during the entire time the family occupied the present residence. She was one among the first members of the Second Presbyterian church. For several years, on account of its nearness to her residence, she held a membership by transfer at Wesley Chapel, but several years ago returned to the second church. She was a most excellent Christian woman, and illustrated her profession in her daily life. She leaves a husband and one daughter—the wife of Dr. Needham—whose loss is irreparable....

 

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Photo from Fairview Cemetery, New Albany, Floyd Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Liz

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her daughter Mary Ellen Alford in this compilation.

            Her Find A Grave memorial lists her maiden name as Genung. AAFA records list it as Ginnings.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John (1795 England) & Nancy Jones Alford.

            Her husband’s lineage: Jacob J. 1818 England1, John 1795 England2.

 

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MARY BERRY ALFORD

 

EVENING REPUBLICAN

Columbus, Bartholomew Co., IN—Thursday, 12 January 1933

 

DEATH CLAIMS MRS. ALFORD, 88

Well Known Resident of This City Dies After Several Weeks Illness

 

            Mrs. Mary Alford, 88, widow of Richard F. Alford, died yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mattie Doss, 1537 Pearl street, following an illness of several weeks duration.

            Funeral services will be held at the home Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock…. Burial will be made in Garland Brook cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was born and reared at Lexington, Ky., and lived there until, 1901, when she and her daughters came to this city. Her husband passed away several years before she moved here. Mrs. Alford was a member of the Baptist church and attended regularly as long as her health permitted. She was a good woman and was especially devoted to her family.

            Surviving besides Mrs. Doss, is another daughter, Miss Sue Alford, at home; one grandson, S.J. Doss, Indianapolis newspaperman, and two brothers, William and John Berry, of Lexington, Ky.

 

Photo from Garland Brook Cemetery, Columbus, Bartholomew Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, JCH1984

Photo posted in 2021Alford family members are buried in unmarked graves in this Lot 109, all to the left of Elizabeth Doss, daughter of Martha Alford Doss.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her children James B. Alford, Martha B. “Mattie” Alford Doss, Oliver Perry Alford, Richard F. Alford Jr., and Susan B. Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her husband, Richard F. Alford Sr., in Tennessee Obituaries.

 

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            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #5.

            Her husband’s lineage: Richard F. 1832 KY1, Nathaniel 1785 KY2, Charles 1752 VA3, James 1715 VA4.

 

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MARY BERTHA ALFORD COLBERT

 

INDIANAPOLIS NEWS

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Monday, 29 August 1966

 

 

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Photo from Oak Grove Cemetery, Washington, Daviess Co., IN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, cindy sullivan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary Colbert (SS# issued in IN) was born 18 July 1881 and died _____ Aug 1966, last residence Greenwood, Johnson Co., IN.

            See the obituaries of her parents, James Perry Alford and Susan Gilmore Alford; and sisters Ethel Pansy Alford Loyd and Grace Alford Holtzclaw in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her half-sister Martha L. “Mattie” Alford Trotter Neal in Illinois Obituaries; and of her half-sister Susan Frances Alford Wagoner Wright in Tennessee Obituaries.

            From IN Deaths: Mary Bertha Colbert, widow, was born 18 July 1881 in Knox Co., IN, daughter of James and Susan Alford. She died 28 Aug 1966 in Beech Grove, Marion Co., IN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Mary Bertha 1881 IN1, James Perry 1842 IN2, William 1794 VA3, John 1768 VA4, Thomas 1736 VA5, John 1696 ??6.

 

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MARY CAROLINE ALFORD TUTEWILER

 

INDIANAPOLIS NEWS

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Wednesday, 14 February 1906

 

MRS. C.W. TUTEWILER DEAD

WELL KNOWN RESIDENT EXPIRES AT ST. VINCENT’S HOSPITAL

 

            Mrs. Charles W. Tutewiler, 1609 Park avenue, wife of Mr. Tutewiler of the Board of Public Safety, died at St. Vincent’s Hospital at 5 o’clock this morning, following an operation for gallstones, made three weeks ago. All the members of the family were at her bedside awaiting her death. Her illness assumed a serious form two months ago and soon afterward an operation was determined upon.

            Her maiden name was Caroline Alford. She was the daughter of the late Thomas G. Alford, and as well as her husband, was born in this city, and were schoolmates. Her father and her husband’s father, the late Henry Tutewiler, Sr., had been lifelong friends also, and were class leaders in old Roberts Chapel, afterwards Huberts Park M.E. church, of which she was a member from her childhood. She was of a most lovable disposition and had a wide circle of friends.

            She leaves besides her husband, four children, all of this city—Mrs. Arthur G. Brown, Mrs. Fred K. Evans, Charles A. Tutewiler and Harvey W. Tutewiler, and two sisters, Mrs. F.P. Weedon, of New York city, and Mrs. B. Sullivan, of this city.

            Arrangements for the funeral have not yet been made.

 

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INDIANAPOLIS STAR

Indianapolis, Marion Co., IN—Thursday, 15 February 1906

 

 

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

Permission granted by the photographer, Rick France

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Thomas G. Alford and Isabella VanBlaricum Alford; and siblings Emma M. Alford Sullivan, Henry Albert Alford, and May Bell Alford Weadon in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #4.

            Her lineage: Mary Caroline 1854 IN1, Thomas G. 1824 NC2, John 1786 PA3.

 

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MARY CATHERINE JOHNSON ALFORD

 

THE TIMES-MAIL

Bedford, Lawrence Co., IN—Wednesday, 6 September 1989

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Sept 1989) dates of Mary C. Alford (SS# issued in IN), last residence not listed.

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

 

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MARY CORDIE SNODGRASS ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS