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2/6/2014 – Checked GenealogyBank for Alford 1970-1980 (0 obits)

2/6/2014 – Checked GenealogyBank for Alford 1981-1990 (5 obits – none for Alfords)

2/6/2014 – Checked GenealogyBank for Alford 1991-1995 (6 obits)

2/6/2014 – Checked GenealogyBank for Alford 1996-2000 (6 obits)

2/6/2014 – Checked GenealogyBank for Alford 2001-2005 (12 obits)

2/6/2014 – Checked GenealogyBank for Alford 2006-2010 (5 obits)

4/13/2015 – Checked GenealogyBank for Alford 2011 (7 obits – all same person)

1/17/2016 – Checked GenealogyBank for Alford 2012-2014 (0 obits)

1/17/2016 - Checked GenealogyBank for Alford 2015 (4 obits)

 

4/13/2015 – Checked GenealogyBank for Alvord 1970-1980 (0 obits)

4/13/2015 – Checked GenealogyBank for Alvord 1981-1990 (0 obits)

4/13/2015 – Checked GenealogyBank for Alvord 1991-1995 (2 obits)

4/13/2015 – Checked GenealogyBank for Alvord 1996-2000 (3 obits)

4/13/2015 – Checked GenealogyBank for Alvord 2001-2005 (1 obit)

1/17/2016 - Checked GenealogyBank for Alvord 2006-2010 (1 obit)

1/17/2016 - Checked GenealogyBank for Alvord 2011-2015 (7 obits)

                                                                                 

 

1/17/2016 - Checked GenealogyBank for Halford, all years (6 obits)

 

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MASSACHUSETTS OBITUARIES OF ALFORDS

AND SPELLING VARIATIONS

 

 

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

 

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

 

The Alford American Family Association (AAFA) has often added notes for each obituary, including Social Security Death Index (SSDI) data, relationship of the deceased to other Alfords, and lineages. Extensive research notes are not always included in the interest of making the obituaries available online. We will add to AAFA NOTES as time permits.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Date posted: 17 JANUARY 2016

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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Frequently cited sources include these databases at Ancestry.com:

 

MA Births:          Massachusetts, Birth Index, 1901-1960 and 1967-1970

MA Marriages:    Massachusetts, Marriage Records, 1840-1915

MA Deaths:         Massachusetts, Death Records, 1841-1915

 

 

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ABRAHAM ALFORD

 

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

 

MIAMI HERALD

Miami, Dade Co., FL—Saturday, 29 July 1995

 

            Alford, Abraham, of North Miami Beach, died Wednesday. Services in Boston. Levitt-Weinstein Memorial Chapels, North Miami Beach.

 

In another article:

 

MIAMI HERALD

Miami, Dade Co., FL—Friday, 28 July 1995

 

            Alford, Abraham, 79, of North Miami Beach, died Wednesday. Services in Massachusetts. Levitt-Weinstein North Miami Beach Chapel.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Abraham Alford (SS# issued in MA) was born 25 May 1916, last residence Miami, Dade Co., FL.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ethel Cutler Alford; and his siblings Helen Alford Kopkind and Hyman Alford (twin) in this compilation.

            In 1930, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, Hyman and his twin brother Abraham, ages 13 born MA, are living with their parents, William Alford, cigar store owner, age 44 born MA; and Marcia Alford, 42 born Russia; and sister Helen 18 MA. The parents of both William and Marcia were born in Russia.

            In 1920, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, Hyman and his brother Abraham, ages 3-7/12, are living with their parents, William Alford, cigar store salesman, age 37, and Marchia Alford, 30. All were born in MA. The parents of both William and Marchia were born in Russia and spoke Yiddish.

            From MA Marriages: On 1 Apr 1914 in Boston, William Alford, merchant age 28 born Russia, married Marcie Freedman, age 24 born Russia. William’s parents are Zalkin Alford and Rachel Slovinsky. Marcie’s parents are Morris Freedman and Harriet Byers.

            In 1910, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, siblings Nathaniel Alford 24, William 27, and Rose 30 are living together, all single, born in Russia, speak Yiddish, and arrived in 1888. Nathanial and William are naturalized and are cigar store merchants.

            His lineage: Abraham 1916 MA1, William 1883 Russia2, Zalkin ???? Russia3.

 

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ALAN IRWIN ALFORD

 

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Photo and full name from Brezniak-Rodman Funeral Directors

 

BOSTON GLOBE

Boston, Suffolk Co, MA—Friday, 14 August2015

 

            Alford, Alan of Marlborough, MA , on August 12, 2015.

            Beloved husband of Diana (Whitsit) Alford. Devoted father of Philip Alford, Ilene C. Delaney, and Dr. Stephanie Terry Alford. Dear grandfather of Andrew E. Delaney. Loving brother of Harvey Alford and his wife Myrna, Robert Alford and his wife Eleanor, and Leonard Alford.

            Services in the Dana Chapel on the grounds of the Adath Jeshurun Cemetery, 350 Grove St., West Roxbury, on Friday August 14, 2015 at 11:00 am. Following interment memorial observance will be at the home of Larry and Jordana Alford until sundown, and then continuing Sunday, 11:00am–8:00pm.

            In lieu of flowers remembrances to Buddy Dog Humane Society Inc., 151 Boston Post Rd., Sudbury, MA 01776. Brezniak-Rodman Funeral Directors brezniakrodman.com.

 

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

 

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ALICE M. ROBILLARD HALFORD

 

[A nearly identical article was published in the Boston [MA] Globe, 15 August 2004.]

 

J.F. Ward Funeral Home

Everett, Middlesex Co., MA—_____ August 2004

 

 

July 7, 1929–August 14, 2004

 

            Alice M. (Robillard) Halford—Died on August 14, 2004, at the Glenridge Nursing Care Center in Medford. She was 75. Born in Cambridge and a longtime Everett resident, she was the beloved wife of Donald M. Halford. Loving mother of Donald W. and his wife Jean of Medford, Nancy J. Curran of Revere, Paul A. of Everett, and the late Cynthia A. Teich and her surviving husband Jules. Loving sister of David, Edward, and Gene Robillard, Claire Doran, Arlene Anderson, and Lois McCarthy. She is also survived by 7 cherished grandchildren.

            Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a funeral from the J.F. Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, Everett, Tuesday, Aug 17th., at 9 AM, followed by a Funeral Mass in St. Therese Church, 801 Broadway, Everett, at 10 AM.... Interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Alice M. Halford (SS# issued in MA) was born 7 July 1929, last residence Everett, Middlesex Co., MA.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Donald M. Halford; and her daughter Cynthia A. Halford Teich in this compilation.

 

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ANDREW ALFORD

 

Photo from National Inventors Hall of Fame

 

BOSTON GLOBE

Boston, Suffolk Co, MA—29 January 1992

 

ANDREW ALFORD, INVENTOR, PIONEER IN MICROWAVE TECHNOLOGY; AT 87

 

            Andrew Alford, a pioneer in microwave technology who invented or built antennas still used in radio, sea navigation and in instrument landing systems for aircraft, died of heart failure Saturday at Winchester Hospital. He was 87 and lived in Winchester. In its citation accompanying an honorary doctorate in 1975, Ohio University said, ‘‘No one person has contributed more to air safety than Andrew Alford.’’

            His inventions, for which he held 180 patents, include LORAN (long-range navigation), a system used by ships, the Alford loop or VOR (very high frequency omni range), a system used by ham radio operators, and the instrument landing system, designed 50 years ago. He was inducted into the National Invention Hall of Fame in 1983.

            Mr. Alford in 1948 founded Alford Manufacturing Co. of Woburn, which built master FM antenna systems on the Empire State Building in New York and on the John Hancock Tower in Chicago. Alford Manufacturing was acquired by Teleplex Inc. in 1991.

            Born in Samara, Russia, Mr. Alford came to the United States after his parents were killed in the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. He graduated from the University of California in 1924.

            After graduate study in physics and astronomy, he worked in the New York laboratories of MacKay Radio and Telegraph Co. and International Telephone & Telegraph Co. during the 1930s.

            During World War II, at Harvard University’s Radio Research Laboratory, Mr. Alford worked on such electronic countermeasures as the jamming of enemy radars.

            He leaves his wife, Helen (Glaser); and a nephew, David Ellington of Vermont.

            A memorial service is planned.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Andrew Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 5 Aug 1904, last residence Winchester, Middlesex Co., MA.

 

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ANNIE ALFORD

 

ARGUS AND PATRIOT

Montpelier, Washington Co., VT—Wednesday, 10 July 1907

 

GUILFORT, Mass., July 5—While disrobing for her bath recently Miss Annie Alford, nineteen years old, was struck by lightning. The bolt passed through every room in the house before reaching the bath room. Miss Alford’s neck was broken and her limbs were paralyzed. Death followed in a few hours.

 

AAFA NOTES: No town named Guilfort is in any state; no town named Guilford is in MA, but there is a Guilford in VT.

 

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ARNOLD NATHANIEL ALFORD

 

BOSTON GLOBE

Boston, Suffolk Co, MA—Saturday, 15 April 2000

 

NEWTON [Middlesex Co.], MA—Arnold Alford of Newton died on April 14, 2000.

            He was the beloved husband of the late Sylvia Engle Alford, the devoted father of Alan Alford and his wife, Diana, of Sudbury, Robert Alford and his wife, Elinor, of Needham, Leonard Alford of Wayland, and Harvey and his wife, Myrna, of Newton. He was the loving brother of Ruth Sanders of DelRay Beach, Florida and Hull and the late David Alford. He was the dear grandfather of Philip, Ilene, Stephanie, Rachel, Daniel, Laura, Douglas, Matthew, Stuart, Lawrence, and Julie. Ten great-grandchildren also survive him.

            Services were held at the Dana Chapel on the grounds of the Adath Jeshurun Cemetery, Grove Street, West Roxbury on Sunday, April 16. Memorial observances were held at the home of Harvey and Myrna Alford.

 

Arnold Alford

 

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Photos from Adath Jeshurun Cemetery, West Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Igor Sch

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Arnold Alford (SS# issued in MA) was born 29 Apr 1915, last residence Newton Center, Middlesex Co., MA.

            From MA Births: Arnold Nathaniel Alford was born 29 Apr 1915 in Boston, son of Nathaniel Alford, lawyer born Boston, and Lillian R. Flink, born Germany.

            From MA Marriages: Nathaniel Alford, lawyer age 26 born Russia, married Lillian R. Flink, 25 Russia, on 28 July 1912 in Boston. Nathaniel’s parents are Zalkin Alford and Rachel Slovinsky. Lillian’s parents are Israel Flink and Rebecca Prusky.

            His lineage: Arnold Nathaniel 1915 MA1, Nathaniel 1885 Russia2, Zalkin ???? Russia3.

 

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ARTHUR SHERWIN ALFORD

 

EVENING TRANSCRIPT

North Adams, Berkshire Co., MA—Monday, 21 January 1935

 

A.S. ALFORD DIES IN SPRINGFIELD

TOWN CLERK BEFORE NORTH ADAMS BECAME CITY; LATER ASSESSOR

IN REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE BUSINESS HERE FOR YEARS—LOVER OF HILLS HEREABOUTS.

 

            Arthur Sherwin Alford, 81, a resident of this city from 1855 to 1913, former town clerk and then assessor under the city form of government in the first year of its existence, died on Saturday in his home in Springfield.

            Mr. Alford was for many years engaged in the real estate and insurance business in this city and will be well remembered by the older residents.

            He came of old Colonial stock, and was born in Williamstown, March 10, 1853, a son of George W. and Martha Leland (Sherwin) Alford. In 1855 his parents moved to this city where he resided until 1913 when he went to Springfield to live. He received his education in Drury Academy, later entering the real estate and insurance business.

            From 1882 to 1885 he served as town clerk and in 1896 was elected at the first municipal election to serve a one-year term as assessor.

            Mr. Alford was proud of his New England ancestry. He was a direct descendant of Benedict Alford who settled in Windsor, Conn., in 1637, Henry Leland who settled in Sherburne, Mass., in 1752 and Daniel Sherwin who was born in Townsend, Mass., in 1729. Among his ancestors were soldiers of the Colonial Wars, Revolutionary War and the War of 1812.

            He was a life long member of the First Baptist church of this city, a member of George Washington Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution of Springfield, belonged to the old North Adams Club and was the last member of the old Rod and Gun Club which flourished here more than half a century ago.

            Mr. Alford loved the out-of-doors experts and spent much of his time among the hills. Mount Greylock and her many intricate trails were an open book to him and whenever he came here from Springfield he seldom failed to make the trip to the summit. Each time he would find some new vista or beauty spot and these trips were a never ending source of enjoyment to him. His companion on many of them was the late George B. Torrey. He was an ardent fisherman and knew the trout streams of this section as few men did.

            He was a delightful companion, an unconscious humorist, happy in the company of kindred associates and ever ready for a walk through the hills he loved so much.

            For a great many years he lived in a house which stood on Summer street about where is now the entrance to Ashland street extension.

            He leaves two daughters, Miss Mildred Steeter Alford of Springfield and Mrs. Clara Alford Elms and one grandson, L. Brooks Elms of East Orange, N.J.

            The body will arrive here tomorrow morning and the funeral services will take place tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock in the parlors of L.A. Simmons. Rev. Dr. D.H. Clare will officiate. The body will be placed in the vault to await burial in Hillside cemetery next Spring.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his father, George Washington Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Arthur Sherwin 1853 MA1, George Washington 1820 VT2, Samuel 1787 VT3, Alexander 1752 CT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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BARBARA J. CROOK ALFORD

 

BOSTON GLOBE

Boston, Suffolk Co, MA—17 March 1999

 

            Barbara J. (Crook), age 78, of Scituate [Plymouth Co.], formerly of Rockland and So. Boston, March 15, 1999.

            Beloved wife of the late Leo Joseph Alford Sr. Loving mother of Leo J. “Skip” Alford Jr. and his wife Dara both of CA. Carol A. Harding of Foxboro, Sandra J. Rollo and her husband Edward both of N. Easton, Gail D. “Chickie” Monahan of Sharon, Jean M. Mark and her husband William, both of Duxbury, Lauri J. Reynolds and her husband “Dobber”, both of Scituate. Sister of George H. Crook of Littleton, Virginia Petersen of No. Weymouth and the late Geraldine DelesDernier and Carlton Crook.

            Also survived by 15 Grandchildren, 9 Great Grandchildren and many Nieces and Nephews. Special friend of Janette Milam of CA.

            Funeral from the McDonald Funeral Home, So. Weymouth ... Fri. at 9:00 A.M. Funeral Service in Trinity Episcopal Church, 241 Broad St., Weymouth at 10:00.... Interment Fairmount Cemetery, E. Weymouth....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Barb Alford (SS# issued in MA) was born 20 June 1920, last residence Scituate, Plymouth Co., MA.

            See the obituary of her daughter Carol A. Alford Harding in this compilation.

 

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CARL C. ALFORD

 

TELEGRAM & GAZETTE

Worcester, Worcester Co., MA—Wednesday, 24 May 1995

 

WORCESTER—Carl C. Alford, 40, of 2 Queen St., a hair-salon owner, died Sunday [May 21] in University Commons Nursing Home after an illness.

            He leaves his mother, Eldora (Brooken) Alford; three brothers, Robert J., Harold and Larry D. Alford, all of Worcester; and four sisters, Velma J. Jenkins, Gloria L. Larkin and Latrell Barnes, all of Worcester, and Sandra F. Troy of Mount Lake Terrace, Wa. He was born in Ashburn, Ga., son of Leroy Alford, and lived here many years.

            Mr. Alford owned and operated A.A. Andre Hair Salon for 10 years. He was also a cable splicer for NYNEX for two years.

            Funeral services will be held at noon Friday in Mount Sinai Church of God in Christ, 63 Wellington St. Burial will be in Hope Cemetery. Calling hours are 11 a.m. to noon Friday at the church. Graham, Putnam & Mahoney Funeral Parlors, 838 Main St., is directing arrangements.

 

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Photo from Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bob Luther

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carl C. Alford (SS# issued in MA) was born 31 July 1954, last residence Worcester, Worcester Co., MA.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Larry D. Alford and Harold Alford; and sister Latrell Alford Barnes in this compilation.

 

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CAROL A. ALFORD HARDING

 

BOSTON GLOBE

Boston, Suffolk Co, MA—Sunday, 2 January 2005

 

            Carol A. (Alford) Harding—age 64 of Foxboro Jan 1, 2005. Mother of Jean M. Harding of Foxboro. Steven J. and his wife Heather Harding of Foxboro, Paul “Chip” Harding of Falmouth and Brian and his wife Lisa Harding of Rochester, NY. Grandmother of Steven, James, Jessica Thomas and Makayla. Longtime companion of Robert “Robo” Walsh of Wellesley. Sister of Sandra Rollo of Easton, Gail “Chicky” Monahan of Sharon, Jeanne Mark of Duxbury, Laurie Reynolds of Scituate and Leo “Skip” Alford of CA.

            Funeral Tuesday January 4 at 9AM from the Roberts & Sons Funeral Home, 30 South St, Foxboro. Followed by a Funeral Mass at 10AM at St Mary’s Church, Carpenter St, Foxboro. Calling hours on Monday 2-4 & 7-9 pm.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carol A. Harding (SS# issued in MA) was born 8 Dec 1940, last residence Foxboro, Norfolk Co., MA.

            See the obituary of her mother, Barbara J. Crook Alford, in this compilation.

 

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CAROLINA MATILDA CLAPP ALVORD

 

NEW HAMPSHIRE SENTINEL

Keene, Cheshire Co., NH—Wednesday, 30 September 1846

 

            In Greenfield, Ms. [sic: Franklin Co., MA], Sept. 17th, Mrs. Carolina Matilda, wife of Daniel Wells Alvord, Esq., and daughter of H.W. Clapp, Esq., aged 22. The emotions caused by this death were vivid and searching beyond all common precedent.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband’s brother James Church Alvord in this compilation.

            From Samuel Morgan Alvord, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord An Early Settler of Windsor, Conn. and Northampton, Mass. (Webster, NY: A.D. Andrews, Printer, 1908), pp. 365–366:

 

            DANIEL WELLS ALVORD (Elijah, Caleb, Elijah, John, Thomas, Alexander), born Greenfield, Mass., Oct. 21, 1816; died Spring Hill, Va., Aug. 3, 1871 ; married 1st, Greenfield, Mass., May 10, 1843, Caroline Matilda Clapp, daughter of Henry Wells and Eliza (Baldwin) Clapp. She was born New York City, Feb 1, 1824; died Greenfield, Mass., Sept. 17, 1845 [sic]. He married 2nd, Northampton, Mass., June 7, 1859, Caroline Betts Dewey, daughter of Judge Charles Augustus and Caroline (Clinton) Dewey. She was born Northampton, Mass., Mar. 26, 1827 ; died Hamilton, Mass., Apr. 4, 1893. Res. Greenfield, Mass. Children :

 

1858. Henry Elijah, b. Greenfield, Mass., Mar. 11, 1844.

1859. Wells, b. Greenfield, Mass., Oct. 9, 1845; d. Oct. 12, 1845.

1860. Caroline Matilda Clapp, b. Greenfield, Mass., Sept. 17, 1846.

1861. Charles Dewey, b. Greenfield, Mass., Mar. 26, 1860; d. Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 27, 1888; a teacher in Atlanta University.

1862. James Church, b. Greenfield, Mass., Jan. 24, 1862.

1863. Mary, b. Greenfield, Mass., Oct. 9, 1863; d. Spring Hill, Va., Mar. 5, 1870.

1864. Clinton, b. Greenfield, Mass., Nov. 9, 1865.

1865. Clarence Walworth, b. Greenfield, Mass., May 21, 1868.

 

            Daniel Wells Alvord prepared for college at Phillips Academy, Exeter, N.H., and graduated at Union College in 1838. He studied law with the late Chief Justice Daniel Wells at Greenfield, Mass., and at the Cambridge Law School, was admitted to the bar in 1841, after which he began to practice law at Greenfield, Mass. He was commissioner of insolvency for the county of Franklin from 1848 until 1853. He represented the town of Montague—in which he did not reside—in the Constitutional Convention of 1853, and was senator for Franklin Co. in 1854. He was chosen District Attorney for the North-West Judicial District in 1856, which office he held until Jan., 1863. In Aug., 1862, he was appointed by Pres. Lincoln collector of internal revenue for the ninth district of Mass, holding this office until 1869. He removed to Spring Hill, Fairfax Co., Va., in 1869, where he resided the rest of his life.

            Mrs. Caroline Betts (Dewey) Alvord was a granddaughter of Gen. James Clinton, and a niece of DeWitt Clinton.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Daniel Wells 1816 MA1, Elijah 1777 VT2, Caleb 1751 MA3, Elijah 1719 MA4, John 1685 MA5, Thomas 1653 CT6, Alexander 1627 England7, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England8.

 

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CHARLES LEE ALFORD

 

Charles Alford

Photo from his Find A Grave memorial

 

THE ENTERPRISE

Brockton, Plymouth Co., MA—24 March 2006

 

            Alford—Charles Lee, in Quincy, March 21, age 76, husband of Leona M. (Cunningham) Alford of Randolph; father of Bryan C. Alford of Framingham and Stephen L. Alford of Roslindale; and brother of Hattie Brewster of Dorchester and Francis Alford Jr. of Sharon.

            Funeral service 7 p.m. Sunday, March 26, in Mount Moriah Baptist Church, 24 Pleasant St., Brockton, with visitation 5-7 p.m. prior to the service. Committal service 10 a.m. Monday in Central Cemetery, 327 North St., Randolph. Arrangements are by Sampson & Hall Funerals, 309 Main St., Brockton….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles L. Alford (SS# issued in MA) was born 11 Oct 1929, last residence Randolph, Norfolk Co., MA.

 

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CHARLES “RICK” HALFORD

 

BERKSHIRE EAGLE

Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA—Sunday, 5 September 2004

 

PITTSFIELD—Charles “Rick” Halford, 57, of 71 Howard St. died Thursday [September 2] at Berkshire Medical Center.

            Born in Pittsfield on Dec. 28, 1946, son of Claude R. Halford Sr. and Virginia Salo Halford, he was a 1964 graduate of Pittsfield High School. He also graduated from the former North Adams State College, now Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.

            He served in the Army for four years during peacetime.

            Mr. Halford had been employed by GE for many years before becoming disabled.

            He was an active member of Christian Assembly Church and gave sermons at nursing homes. He was also active with the Rangers group, a member of the Disabled American Veterans and American Legion Post 68, and a former member of the Elks Club.

            He leaves a sister, Christine Deyette of Haydenville.

 

FUNERAL NOTICE—A memorial service for Charles “Rick” Halford will be conducted tomorrow, Sept. 6, at 4 at Wellington Funeral Home.... Burial will be at a later date in Pittsfield Cemetery....

            Among survivors are his nephew, Robert Wincek of Pittsfield; grandnephews, Robert T. Wincek and Brendan J. Wincek, and a grandniece, Lindsay M. Wincek. His brother, Claude R. Halford Jr., died in 1945….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Charles R. Halford (SS# issued in MA), last residence Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA.

 

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CORA LEE ALFORD

 

BOSTON HERALD

Boston, Suffolk Co, MA—Wednesday, 20 October 2010

 

            Alford, Cora Lee of Boston passed away on Wednesday October 13, 2010. Funeral Services will be held on Thursday October 21, 2010 at the Riley Funeral Home, 171 Humboldt Ave., Dorchester, MA 02121, Viewing 10:00A.M. 11:00A.M. Service at the 11:00A.M. Interment Mt. Hope Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            The Riley Funeral Home traditionally serves the African American community.

 

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CYNTHIA A. HALFORD TEICH

 

STONEHAM INDEPENDENT

Stoneham, Middlesex Co., MA—20 March 2002

 

            Cynthia A. Halford Teich, a resident of Stoneham for over 20 years, passed away on Sunday evening, March 10, after a fight with Multiple Sclerosis. She was 46.

            Mrs. Teich is survived by her husband, Julius Teich, Jr., two sons, Alex and Aaron, a daughter, Lauren, her parents, Alice M. (Robillard) and Donald M. Teich [sic: Halford], two brothers, Donald W. and Paul Halford, and a sister, Nancy Curran.

            Services were held at the Goldman Fisher Funeral Chapel, 174 Ferry St., Malden, on Thursday, March 14.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Alice M. Robillard Halford and Donald M. Halford, in this compilation.

 

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DIANNE P. ROSS ALFORD

 

BOSTON GLOBE

Boston, Suffolk Co, MA—Wednesday, 4 February 2015

 

            Alford, Dianne P. (Ross) of Waltham, formerly of Newton, Feb. 1, 2015.

            Beloved Mother of Annemarie Wilson, William Ross Alford and Christine Griffin. Devoted Grandmother of Taylor Polk, Danielle Jones and Ryan Griffin. Loving Sister of Christine Daly, Barbara Merrill and Karen Newby. Also survived by many nieces and nephews and dear friends.

            Visiting hours Fri, 2/6 in rear of Our Lady Help of Christians Church, 573 Washington St., Newton, at 9:30AM, followed by a Funeral Mass at 10:30AM. Burial Evergreen Cemetery, Brighton.

            In lieu of flowers, Dianne's family encourages donations to Bristol Lodge Men's & Women's Shelter, 50 Prospect St, Suite 3, Waltham, MA 02452. Andrew J. Magni & Son FH, Newton www.magnifuneralhome.com.

 

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

 

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DONALD M. HALFORD

 

BOSTON GLOBE

Boston, Suffolk Co, MA—Sunday, 29 June 2008

 

 

            Halford, Donald M.—Of Everett, June 27, 2008, at 86 years. Beloved husband of the late Alice M. (Robillard) Halford. Loving father of Donald W. and his wife Jean of Medford, Nancy J. Curran of Revere, Paul A. of Everett, and the late Cynthia A. Teich and her surviving husband Jules. He is also survived by 7 Cherished grandchildren.

            Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend a funeral from the J.F. Ward Funeral Home, 772 Broadway, Everett, on Tuesday, July 1st, at 9 AM, followed by a Funeral Mass in Immaculate Conception Church, 487 Broadway, at 10 AM. Visiting hours Monday 4-8 PM. Interment in Glenwood Cemetery, Everett.

            Mr. Halford was a retired supervisor for the Cambridge Middlesex County Court and a WW II Army veteran.

            In his memory donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701. For directions and online guest book visit jfwardfuneralhome.com J.F. Ward Funeral Home (617) 387-3367.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donald M. Halford (SS# issued in MA) was born 4 Jan 1922, last residence Everett, Middlesex Co., MA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Alice M. Robillard Halford, in this compilation.

 

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DOROTHY MARIE ALFORD FORD

 

SPRINGFIELD REPUBLICAN

Springfield, Hampden Co., MA—15 July 2001

 

            Dorothy Marie “Dottie” Alford Ford, 60, of 48 Acushnet Ave., died at her home. Born in Durante, Mississippi, she attended schools in Greenville, Mississippi, and

moved to Springfield in 1960.

            She leaves her husband, Robert R. Ford; daughters, Pattie A. Carver and Penny D. Ford, both of West Springfield, and Tina M. Williams of Chicopee; her parents, Clayton and Margie Woods Alford of Greenville; brother Edward Alford, and sister Lynn Berryhill, both of Greenville; four grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

            There was no visitation. St. Pierre Springfield Funeral Chapel was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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DOROTHY P. FOLEY ALVORD

 

TELEGRAM & GAZETTE

Worcester, Worcester Co., MA—Saturday, 21 March 2015

 

Dorothy Alvord Obituary (Worcester Telegram & Gazette)

 

SHREWSBURY—Dorothy P. (Foley) Alvord died Saturday, March 14, 2015, at her home. She was 87.

            Dorothy was born on February 6, 1928 in Worcester, daughter of the late James E. and Agnes I. (Breen) Foley. She was raised in the family home on Estabrook Road, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, along with her brother, Donald James Foley, late of Petaluma, California, and Mary (Mack), late of Bridgewater, Massachusetts. Dorothy met the love of her life, James "Jim" Alvord, while working at Woodbury and Company. The two were married in 1950 and remained happily married until James passed away in August of 2012.

            After marriage, Dorothy spent several years at home raising the couples two children. Dorothy also became involved in several social groups, making friendships that would last throughout the rest of her life. She later returned to the workplace, first at Kings department store and then CVS, both in Shrewsbury. Dorothy enjoyed reading, gardening, entertaining guests and even occasional trips to Atlantic City with Jim.

            She leaves a daughter, Patricia A. Dzaugis and her husband Lawrence of Villa Ridge, MO; a son, J. Clinton Alvord, Jr. and his wife Bonnie Kenderdine of Framingham; 3 grandchildren, Alyissa (Dzaugis) Bova of Somerville, Chelsea Dzaugis of Villa Ridge, MO and Nathan Kendrick Clinton Alvord of Framingham. She is also survived by close family friend and "daughter-in-love," Linda Swift of Shrewsbury.

            Funeral services will be private. To share a memory or offer a condolence please visit www.healdchiampa.com. Arrangements by Heald & Chiampa Funeral Directors ~ The Sumner House, 5 Church Rd., On the Common, Shrewsbury Center.

 

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

            See the obituary of her husband, James Clinton Alvord Sr., in this compilation.

 

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EDNA JEAN ALFORD ULRICH HENDRICKS

 

Machnowski Funeral Home

New Bedford, Bristol Co., MA—_____ November 2015

 

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FAIRHAVEN—Edna Jean Hendricks, 92, of Fairhaven, MA, formerly of Peoria, Illinois, passed away Sunday, November 15, 2015.

            She was born on August 28, 1923 in Davenport, Iowa to Charles E. Alford and Edna Kristine (Engstrom) Alford. Jean graduated from Peoria High School in 1941. She married Oliver Lewis Ulrich, Jr. on June 3, 1945 in Peoria. He died on January 29, 1967. She later married Donald D. Hendricks in November of 1968 in Peoria. He died November 25, 1998.

            She was also preceded in death by her parents, stepfather, Theodore Sinclair, stepson, Jeffrey G. Hendricks, brother, George Alford and sister, Marie Harms Perrault.

            Jean worked as a secretary at Caterpillar, LeTourneau-Westinghouse, and WABCO until she relocated to Sacramento, California. There she worked as a secretary for the California Cattlemen's Association until her retirement.

            She loved music, travel, dancing and gardening.

            She is survived by her sons, James A. (Ann) Ulrich of E. Peoria, Illinois, and Jerald A. (Kathy) Ulrich of New Bedford, MA; stepdaughter, Melody E. Hendricks of E. Dubuque, Illinois; brother, Charles E. Alford of Waco, Texas, grandchildren, James L. Ulrich of Brimfield, Illinois, Michael A. Ulrich of E. Peoria, Illinois, Chris and Patrick Hendricks of Texas; 5 great-grandchildren, Caden, Gus, Ava, Louis and Henry Ulrich; and 12 nieces and nephews.

            Arrangements are with Machnowski Funeral Home, 472 Ashley Blvd., New Bedford.

            For condolences, please visit www.machnowskifuneral.com.

 

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

 

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ELEANOR LOUISE LANKFORD ALFORD

 

BERKSHIRE EAGLE

Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA—Tuesday, 7 July 2015

 

PITTSFIELD—Eleanor Louise Lankford Alford, 74, of Pittsfield, MA, departed this life on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 in the Berkshire Medical Center, Pittsfield.

            She was born August 22, 1940 in Elizabeth, PA., daughter of the late William Henry and Ethel Josephine Ford Lankford. She was also preceded in death by siblings, Eva Marie Davison, Ethel Marie Batch, Anna E. Lankford and Lena Carson.

            She was a housewife and provided seamstress services from her home.

            Surviving are her son, Mark (Dorothy) Alford of Pittsfield: two stepsons, Rufus Alford Jr. (Vivian Courtney), of Washington, DC and Tyrone (Anissa) Alford of Bowie, MD; nine grandchildren; brother, Nathan (Audrey) Lankford of Elizabeth; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

            Services: Memorial Services will be held today Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 6 p.m. at the Reinging Love Church, Pittsfield, MA.

 

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

            We included the obituary of her husband, Rufus L. Alford, in Pennsylvania Obituaries.

 

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ELIJAH ALVORD

 

HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE

Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA—Wednesday, 16 September 1840

 

            In Greenfield [Franklin Co.], Sept. 2, Elijah Alvord, Esq. aged 64. He had filled, for many years the offices of clerk of the courts and register of probate for the county of Franklin.

 

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NEW HAMPSHIRE SENTINEL

Keene, Cheshire Co., NH—Wednesday, 16 September 1840

 

            In Greenfield, Sept. 9, Elijah Alvord, Esq. aged 64.

 

Photo from Federal Street Cemetery, Greenfield, Franklin Co., MA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sara Campbell

 

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

            Although his gravestone says he died Sept. 8, newspaper articles say either Sept. 2 or Sept. 9.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Elijah 1777 VT6, Caleb 1751 MA7, Elijah 1718 MA8, John 1685 MA9, Thomas 1653 CT10, Alexander 1627 England11, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England12.

 

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ELIPHALET ALFORD

 

AMERICAN MERCURY

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—13 April 1819

 

            Died: At Otis, Mass. Mr. Eliphalet Alford, aged 55 years.

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of his parents, Nathaniel Alford Jr. and Abigail Hill Alford, in Connecticut Obituaries; and his brothers Lore Alford and Marble Alford in Maine Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Eliphalet 1779 CT1, Nathaniel 1738 CT2, Nathaniel 1698 CT3, Josiah 1649 CT4, Benedict 1619 England5, Thomas 1598 England6.

 

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ELVERA ALVORD EARNSHAW

 

HERALD NEWS

Fall River, Bristol Co., MA—Thursday, 22 July 1999

 

            Elvera (Alvord) Earnshaw, 81, of North Main Street, died Monday at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the widow John Earnshaw Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Earnshaw had celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 20, 1997. Born in Longmeadow, daughter of the late William and Sigrid (Berg) Alvord, she resided in Fall River since 1947 after living in Newport, R.I., for several years. Mrs. Earnshaw worked for several years as a civilian employee at the Newport Operating Base. She was a graduate of Commercial High School in Springfield, Class of 1936. She is survived by a niece and two nephews. Mrs. Earnshaw was the sister of the late Reina Weeks and Dolores Rathbone.

            Arrangements are by the Hathaway Home for Funerals and Cremation Services, 1813 Robeson St.

 

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PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

Providence, Providence Co., RI—Thursday, 22 July 1999

 

FALL RIVER [Bristol Co.]—Elvera Earnshaw, 81, of North Main Street, died Monday at Charlton Memorial Hospital. She was the wife of the late John Earnshaw Jr. Mr. and Mrs. Earnshaw celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 20, 1997. Born in Longmeadow, Mass., a daughter of the late William and Sigrid (Berg) Alvord, she had lived in Newport for several years, moving to Fall River in 1947.

            Mrs. Earnshaw was an avid gardener.

            She leaves a niece, Sigrid Benson of Millington, Tenn., and two nephews, John Weeks of Silver Spring, Md., and Elbridge H. Rathbone of Laxahatchee, Fla. She was the sister of the late Reina Weeks and Dolores Rathbone.

            The funeral will be private.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elvera Earnshaw (SS# issued in MA) was born 11 March 1918, last residence Fall River, Bristol Co., MA.

            The 1920 Hampden Co. MA census lists the family of William V. Alvord 37 PA and Sigrid 28 NY. In addition to Elvera, the family included two other daughters and mother-in-law Anna Berg 63 Sweden.

 

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ETHEL CUTLER ALFORD

 

BOSTON GLOBE

Boston, Suffolk Co, MA—Thursday, 14 February 2008

 

            Ethel (Cutler) Alford—Late of North Andover, formerly of Marblehead, MA and North Miami Beach, FL. Entered into rest February 13, 2008.

            Beloved wife of the late Abraham. Devoted mother of Arthur Alford, William (& Sherrie) Alford and Ruthy (& Stephen) Olney. Cherished Grandmother of Marci, Shelley, Pamela, Melissa, Matthew, Joseph, Mimi and 5 great-grandchildren.

            Services and Memorial Observance are private…. Stanetsky Memorial Chapels 617-232-9300 [Brookline, MA] www.stanetsky.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ethel Alford (SS# issued in MA) was born 23 May 1916, last residence Andover, Essex Co., MA.

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

 

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FANNIE MAE ALFORD-SMITH

 

FAYETTEVILLE OBSERVER

Fayetteville, Cumberland Co., NC—5 May 2011

 

ROSLINDALE, Mass.—Mrs. Fannie Mae Alford-Smith, 46, formerly of Lumberton, N.C., died Sunday, April 24, 2011.

            Services: Funeral, 2 p.m. Saturday in Bethlehem Baptist Church in Laurinburg, N.C. Burial in McLeod Cemetery in Maxton, N.C. Visitation, 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Colvin Funeral Home in Lumberton.

            Survived by: Husband, James; children, Jala, Jana, Markita, Quinton, Darrell, Cedric, Bobby, James Jr. and James; and sisters, Sarah, Hattie, Beulah, Rose, Nora, Betty and Nellie.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Fannie M. Smith (SS# issued in NC) was born 12 Feb 1965, last residence Roslindale, Suffolk Co., MA.

 

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GEORGE WASHINGTON ALFORD

 

VERMONT GAZETTE

Bennington, Bennington Co., VT—Saturday, 1 May 1875

 

            In North Adams [Berkshire Co., MA], April 20, Geo. W. Alford, aged 54 years, 9 months and 7 days.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his son Arthur Sherwin Alford in this compilation.

            From MA Deaths: Geo. W. Alford died of lung congestion in Adams on 20 Apr 1875, 54 years, 9 months and 7 days. He was born in Woodstock [VT], the son of Sam and Mary.

            George’s wife was Martha Leland Sherwin.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: George Washington 1820 VT1, Samuel 1787 VT2, Alexander 1752 CT3, Benedict 1716 CT4, Benedict 1688 CT5, Jeremiah 1655 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1598 England8.

 

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HAROLD ALFORD

 

TELEGRAM & GAZETTE

Worcester, Worcester Co., MA—4 February 2011

 

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            Harold Alford, 59, of Oxford, passed away on Monday, January 31, 2011, in his home.

            He is survived by his loving family including a son, Kori H. Alford; two daughters, Katrina L. Alford and Shana M. Alford, all of Worcester. He also leaves his mother, Eldora (Brooken) Alford of Worcester; a brother, Robert J. Alford of Worcester; three sisters, Gloria Larkin of Worcester, Sandra Troy of Mount Lake Terrace, WA and Velma Jenkins of Worcester; three grandchildren, Jordan, Cheyenne and Dakota; along with many niece, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. He was predeceased by two brothers and a sister, Larry in 2000, Carl in 1995 and Latrell Barnes in 2008.

            Harold was born in Worcester, son of the late Leroy Alford and graduated from North High School, later attending Quisigamond Community College and The College of The Holy Cross.

            Harold has been working as a collector for the Massachusetts Turnpike for nearly twenty years. He was a former member of the Knights of Columbus. He enjoyed fishing, playing baseball and watching a multitude of sporting events. Harold enjoyed history, reading and keeping up with both local and national politics and current events.

            Calling hours for Harold will be held on Tuesday morning, February 8, from 10 a.m. until 12 Noon, with a Funeral Service at 12 Noon all occurring in Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel, 370 Plantation Street, Worcester. Interment will follow in Hope Cemetery, Worcester.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harold Alford (SS# issued in FL) was born 23 Feb 1951, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his siblings Carl C. Alford, Larry D. Alford, and Latrell Alford Barnes in this compilation.

 

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HELEN ALFORD KOPKIND

 

BOSTON GLOBE

Boston, Suffolk Co, MA—Saturday, 22 July 2000

 

NEEDHAM—Helen Alford Kopkind passed away on July 19, 2000. She was the wife of the late Arthur Joseph Kopkind, mother of William and Linda, grandmother of Sam Michael and Lisa Michelle, and sister of Hy Alford and the late Abe Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Helen R. Kopkind (SS# issued in MA) was born 21 June 1921, last residence Needham Heights, Norfolk Co., MA.

            See the obituaries of her twin brothers Abraham Alford and Hyman Alford in this compilation.

            In 1930, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, Helen Alford, age 18 born MA, is living with her parents, William Alford, cigar store owner, age 44 born MA; and Marcia Alford, 42 born Russia; and brothers Hyman and Abraham, ages 13 born MA. The parents of both William and Marcia were born in Russia.

            In 1920, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, Hyman and his brother Abraham, ages 3-7/12, are living with their parents, William Alford, cigar store salesman, age 37, and Marchia Alford, 30. All were born in MA. The parents of both William and Marchia were born in Russia and spoke Yiddish.

            From MA Marriages: On 1 Apr 1914 in Boston, William Alford, merchant age 28 born Russia, married Marcie Freedman, age 24 born Russia. William’s parents are Zalkin Alford and Rachel Slovinsky. Marcie’s parents are Morris Freedman and Harriet Byers.

            In 1910, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, siblings Nathaniel Alford 24, William 27, and Rose 30 are living together, all single, born in Russia, speak Yiddish, and arrived in 1888. Nathanial and William are naturalized and are cigar store merchants.

            Her lineage: Helen 1921 MA1, William 1883 Russia2, Zalkin ???? Russia3.

 

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HENRY BISSELL ALVORD

 

NEW YORK TIMES

New York City, NY—Friday, 21 April 1939

 

BOSTON, April 20—Professor Henry Bissell Alvord, head of the Northeastern University Department of Civil Engineering, died today of pneumonia at the Melrose Hospital at the age of 53. His home was in Melrose [Middlesex Co.]. He was treasurer of the Massachusetts Federation of Planning Boards.

            Born at Montague [Franklin Co.], he was the son of the Rev. Henry Clay Alvord and Alice Bissell Alvord. Graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1907, he became an instructor there and a few years later went to Bowdoin College to become assistant professor of surveying and drawing. He joined the Northeastern faculty in 1920 as an assistant professor of civil engineering.

            Surviving are his widow, the former Margaret Graham; two sons, John Robert Alvord, member of the marine air corps at Pensacola, Fla., and Graham Gillette Alvord, a senior at Harvard; two daughters, the Misses Margaret Graham and Jean Ruth Alvord, and a brother, Robert, of Hartford, Conn.

 

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Photo from First Congregational Church Cemetery, Kittery Point, York Co., ME—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Nareen Lake

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his son John Roger Alvord; and father, Henry Clay Alvord, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his wife, Margaret G. Graham Alvord, in Maine Obituaries

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Henry Bissell 1885 MA1, Henry Clay 1854 CT 2, Henry 1819 CT3, Saul 1781 CT4, Saul 1753 MA5, Saul 1717 MA6, John 1685 MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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HENRY CLAY ALVORD

 

PAWTUCKET TIMES

Pawtucket, Providence Co., RI—Monday, 10 February 1919

 

REV. H.C. ALVORD IN MIDST OF SERMON WHEN END CAME

 

WEYMOLTH, Mass. Feb. 10—Rev. Henry C. Alvord, pastor of the Old South-Union Congregational Church, South Weymouth, was stricken by an attack of heart disease while preaching a sermon Sunday night during the regular Sunday evening service in that church and died within two minutes after a physician reached his side.

            He was widely known in New England, having been for several years moderator of the Norfolk conference of Congregational Churches and for nearly 33 years pastor of the Old South Church in South Weymouth

            The aged clergyman had reached the most absorbing portion of his sermon, World-Wide Evangelism, when he suddenly swayed in the pulpit, clutched at his breast and sank from the view of his startled congregation. In a moment a score or more of the parishioners were running to the pulpit steps, and he was tenderly lowered from the pulpit and held while efforts were made to revive him.

            Dr. George R. Emerson hastened to give medical aid but his efforts were of no avail. The pastor died in the church surrounded by men and women parishioners who wept and sobbed unrestrainedly.

            Rev. Mr. Alvord was born in Bolton, Conn., April 26, 1854, and received his early education in that town and at the Hartford high school from which he was graduated in 1872. He then attended New York University and was graduated from Hartford Theological Seminary in 1879. In the fall of that year he accepted a call to the pastorate of the Congregational Church at Montague, remaining there until Sept. 1 1886, when he became pastor of the Old South Congregational Church, South Weymouth.

            Last December the Old South and the Union Congregational Churches were united, the pastors of both churches continuing in service. Subsequently the pastor of what was formerly the Union Church, Rev. Ora A. Price, went to France as a chaplain, leaving Rev. Mr. Alvord in full charge.

 

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Henry Clay 1854 CT 1, Henry 1819 CT2, Saul 1781 CT3, Saul 1753 MA4, Saul 1717 MA5, John 1685 MA6, Thomas 1653 CT7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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HYMAN ALFORD

 

From Tufts University 1936 Jumbo Book yearbook

 

BOSTON GLOBE

Boston, Suffolk Co, MA—Saturday, 24 May 2008

 

            Hyman Alford—Age 91, of Canton [Norfolk Co.], formerly of Newton Centre, and Sarasota, FL, on Thursday, May 22, 2008. Beloved husband of the late Rose B. (Glaser) Alford. Loving father of William P. Alford & Yuanyuan Shen of Belmont, and Nancy & Robert Wine of New York. Cherished grandfather of David Wine, Daniel Alford and Benjamin Alford. Beloved brother of the late Abraham Alford and Helen Kopkind.

            Services at the Levine Chapels, 470 Harvard Street, Brookline, on Sunday, May 25 at 10:00 AM. Interment at the Mishkan Tefila Memorial Park, Centre Street, West Roxbury. Memorial observance Sunday only following the interment, at Orchard Cove, Canton.

            In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Orchard Cove (for Skilled Nursing Staff), Attention: P. Hollings, 1 Del Pond Drive, Canton, MA 02021 or Beth El Temple, Center, 2 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478 or to Temple Shaaray Tefilah, 250 East 79th Street, New York, NY 10021. Levine Chapels, Brookline (617) 277-6300

 

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BOSTON GLOBE

Boston, Suffolk Co, MA—Sunday, 25 May 2008

 

HYMAN ALFORD, AT 91; NEWTON PEDIATRICIAN PUSHED NEW APPROACHES TO MEDICINE

 

            For Dr. Hyman Alford, a house call was more than just a courtesy that spared parents from bringing their children to the pediatrician’s office.

            The children’s houses and apartments were troves of medical information: He could see where his patients slept, where they ate, the floors upon which they played. To know the patients’ homes, he believed, was to know the patients better.

            “He kept doing this long, long after it was clear it wasn’t economically rational to do,” William P. Alford of Belmont said of his father. “It wasn’t that he was locked into the past or a traditionalist. He really wanted to see these children, at least once, in their home context and to sit in the kitchen and talk with the parents.”

            Dr. Alford, who lived and practiced in Newton for decades, serving as the pediatrician for three generations of some families, died of heart failure Thursday in the Orchard Cove continuing care facility in Canton. He was 91.

            “He used to say that you see the home and you understand the opportunities of how to help the kid grow better,” Dr. Alford’s son said, adding that if his father noticed a television in a child’s room, he might suggest to the parents later “that it wasn’t a good thing.”

            Practicing medicine into the early days of managed care, Dr. Alford was adamant that the new approach to medicine would not bode well for pediatrics.

            “He was real dubious,” his son said. “I remember him telling me that in pediatrics, you want one person to see the kid every time because that’s the only way to see if the kids are developing the way they should. If each time it’s a different medical professional, you won’t see that. If a kid is developing normally, that’s fine, but if there’s a problem that’s a subtle one and it changed from the previous visit, how would you know that from reading a chart?”

            Dr. Alford’s strong beliefs on how medicine should be practiced dated to his childhood in Boston.

            His parents, immigrants from Eastern Europe, had little money.

            “When he was retired, he got very teary once and talked about how difficult it was for his parents when one of the kids got sick,” his son said. “His approach very much came out of his formative experiences. He was determined that he wasn’t going to do it the way others had done.”

            Along with his twin brother and his sister, Dr. Alford grew up on Greenwood Street in Dorchester, and attended Roxbury High School. He graduated from Tufts College in 1937 and from the Tufts School of Medicine in 1941.

            Serving as a battlefield physician in the South Pacific during World War II, Dr. Alford “saw some awful things, and he would never tell me the details,” his son said. “He got malaria, almost died, and they sent him back home.”

            Relatives advised Dr. Alford to pick a lucrative specialty, but pediatrics was always his choice. He set up a practice and soon was introduced to Rose Glaser, a buyer for Filene’s, and they married in 1947.

            Dr. Alford’s wife, who died in September, ran his office and kept the books while he saw patients, whose illnesses took precedent over family activities.

            Pressing drug companies to provide samples, Dr. Alford would distribute the free medicine to families who couldn’t afford to pay for prescriptions.

            “If the folks didn’t have enough money to buy medicine, and he didn’t have enough samples, he would buy the medicine himself and tell his patients they were samples because he didn’t want to demean them by forcing them to take charity,” his son said.

            As a result, the Alford home frequently was awash in cakes, loaves of bread, and letters of thanks from those who benefited from the generosity.

            Dr. Alford, his son said, was “the total opposite of pretentious. He had two best buddies - one of them was an MIT mathematician, the other was a deli guy who made it through junior high school. In my dad’s mind, they were both nifty people.”

            Although he retired in the 1970s and was eager to spend less time in the New England cold, Dr. Alford decided that he was too young to stop working completely, so he spent about 10 years as a pediatrician at the Army base in Fort Benning, Ga.

            “His doctor colleagues in Massachusetts thought he was totally nuts, to put it mildly,” his son said. “But he really got into it. He was by far the oldest of the pediatricians, so the others would come to him and he would mentor them.”

            Dr. Alford and his wife also had a home in Sarasota, Fla.

            After his health prompted him to retire for good, he kept subscribing to medical publications, reading each issue of the New England Journal of Medicine for years after he no longer was a practicing physician.

            “I once asked him why,” his son said, “and he said he just wanted to keep up and see if they had discovered answers to things he had wanted answered. That’s just who he was.”

            In addition to his son, Dr. Alford leaves a daughter, Nancy Wine of New York City; and three grandsons.

            A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. today in Levine Chapels in Brookline. Burial will be in Mishkan Tefila Memorial Park in West Roxbury.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hyman Alford (SS# issued in MA) was born 25 May 1916, last residence Canton, Norfolk Co., MA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Rose Bessie Glaser Alford; and siblings Abraham Alford (twin) and Helen Alford Kopkind in this compilation.

            In 1930, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, Hyman and his twin brother Abraham, ages 13, are living with their parents, William Alford, cigar store owner, age 44 born MA; and Marcia Alford, 42 born Russia; and sister Helen 18 MA. The parents of both William and Marcia were born in Russia.

            In 1920, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, Hyman and his twin brother Abraham, ages 3-7/12, are living with their parents, William Alford, cigar store salesman, age 37, and Marchia Alford, 30. All were born in MA. The parents of both William and Marchia were born in Russia and spoke Yiddish.

            From MA Marriages: On 1 Apr 1914 in Boston, William Alford, merchant age 28 born Russia, married Marcie Freedman, age 24 born Russia. William’s parents are Zalkin Alford and Rachel Slovinsky. Marcie’s parents are Morris Freedman and Harriet Byers.

            In 1910, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA, siblings Nathaniel Alford 24, William 27, and Rose 30 are living together, all single, born in Russia, speak Yiddish, and arrived in 1888. Nathanial and William are naturalized and are cigar store merchants.

            His lineage: Hyman 1916 MA1, William 1883 Russia2, Zalkin ???? Russia3.

 

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JAMES CLINTON ALVORD, SR.

 

TELEGRAM & GAZETTE

Worcester, Worcester Co., MA—8 August 2012

 

 

SHREWSBURY—Mr. James C. “Jim” Alvord, of Shrewsbury, died Saturday, August 4, 2012, at his home. He was 86.

            Jim was born on August 9, 1925 in Worcester, son of the late Charles C. and Elizabeth (Howe) Alvord. He was raised in Worcester and moved to Shrewsbury in 1952. During World War II, while attending the Boys Trade School in Worcester, Jim was drafted by the U.S. Army. During his tour of duty in Europe Jim served as a machine gun operator. He was wounded in action and was awarded the Purple Heart. Jim was chosen to be part of a project in which local veterans provide an oral history of their time spent in the military during wartime.

            As part of the Clinton family tree, Jim had a strong connection with American history. George Clinton served as Vice President of the United States under Presidents Thomas Jefferson and James Madison.

            Jim spent his entire working career as an engraving pressman at Woodbury and Company in Worcester, retiring in 1987. It is at Woodbury that he met the love of his life, Dorothy Foley, with whom he would spend the rest of his life. The two were married in 1950.

            In his youth, Jim enjoyed bowling, but later, he could mostly be found tinkering with automobiles or building things, including additions on his home. There was a family saying that made Jim so proud: “If Jim can’t fix it, it can’t be fixed!”

            Jim was a Past President of the Shrewsbury Historical Society and a member of the Ray Stone Post 238 of the American Legion.

            He was preceded in death by a sister, Marjorie Farr.

            In addition to his wife, Dorothy, he leaves a daughter, Patricia A. Dzaugis and her husband Lawrence of Villa Ridge, MO; a son, J. Clinton Alvord, Jr. and his wife Bonnie Kenderdine of Framingham; 3 grandchildren, Alyissa Dzaugis of Somerville, Chelsea Dzaugis of Villa Ridge, MO and Nathan Kendrick Clinton Alvord of Framingham; and one nephew. He is also survived by close family friend and “daughter-in-love,” Linda Swift of Shrewsbury.

            Funeral services will be private. Arrangements by Heald & Chiampa Funeral Directors ~ The Sumner House ~ 5 Church Road ~ On the Common, Shrewsbury .

            To view Jim’s online tribute, share a memory, or offer a condolence, please visit www.healdchiampa.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Dorothy P. Foley Alvord; and stepmother, Phyllis Squier Alvord, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Marjorie Alvord Farr in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage (from several RootsWeb Family Trees): James C. 1925 MA1, Charles Clinton 1896 MA2, Clinton 1865 MA3, Daniel Wells 1816 MA4, Elijah 1777 MA5, Caleb 1751 MA6, Elijah 1719 MA7, John 1685 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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JAMES CHURCH ALVORD

 

From: Samuel Morgan Alvord, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord An Early Settler of Windsor, Conn. and Northampton, Mass. (Webster, NY: A.D. Andrews, Printer, 1908), p. 365

 

BOSTON COURIER

Boston, Suffolk Co., MA—Thursday, 3 October 1839

 

DEATH OF JAMES O. ALVORD

 

            With deep regret announce the decease of one of the most valued and highly-gifted young men of Massachusetts—James C. Alvord, who died at Greenfield, on Friday last, in the 32d year of his age.

            Mr. Alvord, the eldest son of Elijah Alvord, Esq., the Clerk of the Courts in the county of Franklin, was born at Greenwich, where his parents resided, in 1806. After the usual preparation, he obtained admission to Dartmouth College, and graduated with its first honors, in 1826. He pursued his professional studies, in part, in the office of his father, at Greensfield, and subsequently at the Law School in New-Haven. Soon after his admission to the Bar, he obtained an enviable distinction among the younger members of the profession—a distinction, which could have been awarded only to uncommon talent, to untiring industry, and to a familiarity with the principles of law, as a acience, which is not frequently attained, but after years of painful study.

            Upon the disease of Professor Ashmun, of Harvard University, in 1833, Mr. Alvord was selected by Judge Story to fill his place, until the Faculty could make choice of a permanent professor. For several months, Mr. Alvord performed the services belonging to the office which he was called temporarily to fill, with honor to himself, and to the entire satisfaction of his colleague, Judge Story, and of the students of the school.

            The professorship being filled, Mr. Alvord returned to Greenfield, and became a partner in business with his maternal uncle, the Hon. Daniel Wells, and continued in that connexion till the day of his death.

            He was elected by the citizens of Greenfield as a member of the House of Representatives, in the year 1837; and by the inhabitants of the county of Franklin, a member of the Senate in 1838. In both these stations he was highly respected, and by the soundness of his principles, and the maturity of his judgment, obtained spontaneously a degree of influence, for which many men seek by many years of labor and study. He was appointed, in 1838, one of the commissioners for codifying the criminal law of the Commonwealth. He was eloquent in debate, and, as an advocate before a jury, he was persuasive, powerful, and almost always successful. In November, 1838, he was elected a representative to Congress from the Sixth District, in place of the Hon. George Greunell, who declined a re-election. His term of service, as a member of Congress, would have commenced on the first Monday in December next.

 

Photo from Congressional Cemetery, Washington, DC [cenotaph]—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Dale & Marie V.

 

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

            From Biographical Directory of the United States Congress:

 

ALVORD, James Church, a Representative from Massachusetts; born in Greenwich, Mass., April 14, 1808; completed preparatory studies and was graduated from Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., in 1827; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1830 and commenced the practice of his profession in Greenfield, Mass.; member of the State house of representatives in 1837; served in the State senate in 1838; elected as a Whig to the Twenty-sixth Congress and served from March 4, 1839, until his death in Greenfield, Franklin County, Mass., on September 27, 1839, before the Congress assembled; interment in Federal Street Cemetery.

 

            From his Find A Grave memorial—he is listed in both Congressional Cemetery and Federal street Cemetery, Greenfield, Franklin Co., MA:

 

US Congressman. Elected as a Whig to represent Massachusetts’ 6th District in the US House of Representatives, he served for six months in 1839. His death came before the Congress assembled. Alvord was born in Greenfield, Massachusetts. An 1827 graduate of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire, he was admitted to the bar in 1830 and returned to his hometown to set up practice. He was professor pro tempore at the Cambridge Law School (1833), a member of the State House of Representatives (1837) and the State Senate (1838). During his time in the Massachusetts Legislature Alvord established himself as a strong-voiced abolitionist, and he was also opposed to the annexation of Texas. This alone would have made him a lively debater in the US House had he lived to take his seat there. He died at 31 of an intestinal ailment, at his home in Greenfield. There is a cenotaph for him at Congressional Cemetery in Washington, DC.

 

            From Class of 1827, of Dartmouth College; Proceedings at their meeting in July, 1852:

 

            James Church Alvord, was born in Greenfield, Mass., April 14, 1808. His father, Elijah Alvord, Esq., for many years, Register of Probate, and Clerk of the Courts of Franklin Co., died in Greenfield, in 1840. He was prepared for college at Phillips Academy, Andover, Mass., under the tuition of John Adams, Esq. After graduating, he studied law, two years, with his uncle, Daniel Wells, Esq., at Greenfield, and at the Law School, in New Haven, Ct. In 1829, he was admitted to the Connecticut bar, and commenced practice, in Greenfield, as partner with Mr. Wells. During a portion of the same year, he pursued legal studies at the Law School, in Cambridge, Mass. With the exception of this interval, and a few months, in 1833, passed at Cambridge, as Professor pro tempore, in the Law School, he was actively engaged in the pursuit of his profession, in Greenfield, until his decease.

            He was elected a Representative to the General Court of Massachusetts, in 1836, and a Senator, in 1837. In 1838, he was elected a Representative to Congress.

            [No quotation marks appear here, but this is no doubt the beginning of the quote that closes at the end of the paragraph.] As a lawyer, in the broad, generous sense of that term, Mr. Alvord, deservedly occupied a distinguished place in the first class of the profession, in the estimation of the bench and bar throughout the Commonwealth . . . . . . While in the Legislature, he manifested talents of a high order as a statesman. His speeches upon the Witness Bill, the restoration of the writ de homine replegiando, the License Law, and his several Reports upon the petition for the abolition of slavery in the District of Columbia, for the abolition of the slave trade, and against the annexation of Texas, all indicated a liberality of sentiment, a comprehensiveness of intellect, and a power of accomplishment, which promised much for the future, while they secured for him, at once, the respect and attention of the most distinguished of his colleagues. . . . As a companion and friend, he exhibited frankness and simplicity of demeanor, a warm and sympathizing heart, purity and loftiness of soul, generosity of sentiment and action, to a degree seldom met with.”—Greenfield Mercury.

            Mr. Alvord died, in Greenfield, Sept. 27, 1839, of ulceration of the bowels.

            He was married, Oct. 20, 1836, to Anna, a daughter of the late John Grew, of Boston, Mass.

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: James Church 1808 MA1, Elijah 1777 VT2, Caleb 1751 MA3, Elijah 1719 MA4, John 1685 MA5, Thomas 1653 CT6, Alexander 1627 England7, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England8.

 

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JOHN ROBERT ALVORD

 

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Senior photo, The Cauldron, Northeastern University, 1937

 

PORTSMOUTH HERALD

Portsmouth, Rockingham Co., NH—Saturday, 20 June 1942

 

LIEUT. JOHN ALVORD KNOWN IN E. ELIOT, PORTSMOUTH, LOST

 

            Lieut. John Alvord, U.S. Marine Corps, has been reported missing after the battle of Midway Island in the Pacific. Grandson of the late Rev. John Graham and nephew of Mrs. Lucy Graham Murphy of East Eliot, Me., Lieutenant Alvord is the son of Mrs. H.B. Alvord of Melrose Highlands, Mass.

            He was a pilot in the Marine air corps. He had frequently visited friends and relatives in East Eliot and Portsmouth.

 

In another article:

 

Missing Marines

http://missingmarines.com

 

Service Number: O-006020

 

Birth and Early Life: John Robert Alvord was born to Henry and Margaret Alvord on June 13, 1915. He was raised in Melrose, Massachusetts and attended Northeastern University [Boston, MA] where, in addition to maintaining a spot on the honor list, serving as class vice president, and participating on the football and rifle teams, he penned a thesis entitled The Design and Construction of a Condenser to graduate from the school of engineering.

 

Enlistment and Boot Camp: Alvord joined the Marine Corps Reserve Aviation Unit at Squantum, Massachusetts on September 14, 1937. He was appointed a Student Naval Aviation Pilot and completed his elimination training to qualify for a spot at Pensacola.

 

Service Prior to 1941: Cadet Alvord received his wings and his commission on September 29, 1939. He was assigned to Scouting Squadron Two in San Diego as a pilot and assistant squadron navigator through June 1940, when he was returned to Pensacola to shuttle aircraft and instruct new cadets.

 

Wartime Service: Lieutenant Alvord joined up with VMF-221 sometime after the war began; he advanced in rank to captain, and flew F2A-3 Brewster Buffalo #01525 out of Midway Island, helping to train up the squadron’s junior pilots as a member of Major Floyd Parks’ First Division. He received a promotion to Captain on May 25, 1942, and became a section leader, watching out for his wingman Lieutenant John M. Butler.

 

Date of Loss: Captain Alvord climbed into his Buffalo, marked with the identification numbers MF-3, in the pre-dawn hours of June 4, 1942. His division was in the air shortly after 0600, climbing steadily as Major Parks led them on an intercept course towards the incoming Japanese air armada.

 

The Marines in their underpowered Buffalos fought gamely, but they were outnumbered and outclassed by the Japanese machines. No one saw when Captain Alvord’s plane fell from the sky in flames, as no one from his division survived.

 

John Alvord was awarded a Navy Cross for his part in the battle.

 

 

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Photo from First Congregational Church Cemetery, Kittery Point, York Co., ME—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Nareen Lake

His body was not recovered, so his name was put on the gravestone of his parents as a memorial.

 

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Photo from Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Honolulu Co., HI—www.findagrave.com

National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Court 2, Courts of the Missing

Permission granted by the photographer, Garrett and Trisha Sullivan

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his father, Henry Bissell Alvord, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his mother, Margaret G. Graham Alvord, in Maine Obituaries.

            From Massachusetts, Birth Records, 1840-1915 (Ancestry): John Robert Alvord was born 13 June 1915 in Weymouth, Norfolk Co., MA, the son of Henry B. Alvord, asst. purchasing agent born Montague, Franklin Co., and Margaret G. Graham, born Lakeville, Plymouth Co.

            John’s wife was Nancy Follett of Quincy, MA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: John Robert 1915 MA1, Henry Bissell 1885 MA2, Henry Clay 1854 CT 3, Henry 1819 CT4, Saul 1781 CT5, Saul 1753 MA6, Saul 1717 MA7, John 1685 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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JOYCE ALFORD VORMAN

AAFA #0251

Sister of Steve A. Alford Jr., AAFA #0190, and Brownie Jean Alford McElmoyl, AAFA #0252

 

BERKSHIRE EAGLE

Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA—14 May 2010

 

LENOX—Joyce Alford Vorman of 235 Walker St., Lenox, died Wednesday, May 12, 2010.

            She was born in Lake Charles, La., on April 25, 1926, daughter of Steve and Joyce Powell Alford. She was a graduate of Louisiana State University, graduating at the top of her class with a degree in Commerce. She worked as an accountant in the finance field. She lived in Canada from 1957 to the mid 1980s.

            She was a very active member of the Stockbridge Congregational Church. Joyce was a past board member of Naumkeag, a past board member of the Stockbridge Library, and was active in the Berkshire Botanical Gardens and the Literacy Network.

            Her husband of 50 years Edward, died in 1998.

            She leaves many loving friends, two daughters, Constance Vorman and her husband, David Sloterbeck, of Weston, Vt., and Vanessa Maxwell and her husband, Robert W., of Farmington, Conn.; one sister, Jane Sims, of Lynchburg, Va.; one sister-in-law, Betty Dufrene of Lake Charles, La.; three grandchildren, Duncan, Spenser and Kennon Maxwell, and two step-grandchildren, Oscar and Caswell Sloterbeck.

            MEMORIAL NOTICE: A memorial service for Joyce Alford Vorman will be held at a later date to be announced. There are no calling hours.

            Expressions of sympathy in Joyce’s memory may be made to Construct in care of the Birches-Roy Funeral Home 33 South Street Great Barrington, MA 01230, which is in charge of arrangements

 

In another article:

 

BERKSHIRE EAGLE

Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA—17 June 2010

 

            A memorial service for Joyce Alford Vorman who died May 12, will be held on June 19, 2010, at 3 p.m. at the Stockbridge Congregational Church. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Construct, in care of the Birches-Roy Funeral Home, 33 South St., Great Barrington, MA 01230, who is in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be made through birchesroyfh.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joyce A. Vorman (SS# issued in AZ) was born 25 Apr 1926, last residence Lenox, Berkshire Co., MA.

            We included the obituaries of her father, Steve A. Alford Sr.; and brother Steve A. Alford Jr. in Louisiana Obituaries; sister Brownie Jean Alford McElmoyl in Arizona Obituaries; and sister Jane Alford Sims in Virginia Obituaries.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogies, Descendants of Jacob Alford, b. 1761 NC , John Seaborn Alford 1807 LA, and John Alford (1645–1710 VA) Tentative Genealogy, First Three Generations .

            Her lineage: Joyce 1926 LA1, Steve A. 1892 LA2, Arthur Colley 1869 LA3, Marshall Thomas 1839 LA4, John Seaborn 1807 LA5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA7, James 1687 VA8, John 1645 VA9.

 

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LARRY D. ALFORD

 

TELEGRAM & GAZETTE

Worcester, Worcester Co., MA—Thursday, 2 November 2000

 

            Larry D. Alford, 48, of 2 Queen Street, a telephone worker, died Wednesday, November 1, in UMass Memorial Medical Center after an illness.

            He leaves two daughters, Heather E. and Sherrell M. Alford, both of Worcester; his mother, Eldora (Brooken) Alford, with whom he lived; two brothers, Harold Alford of Oxford and Robert J. Alford of Worcester; four sisters, Gloria Larkin, Latrell Barnes and Velma J. Alford-Jenkins, all of Worcester, and Sandra F. Troy of Mount Lake Terrace, Washington; and a grandson.

            A brother, Carl Alford, predeceased him.

            Mr. Alford was born in Ashburn, Georgia, a son of Leroy Alford, and moved here in 1966. He graduated from North High School and attended Worcester State College. He was a lineman for 30 years with Verizon Communication. He attended John Street Baptist Church, was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 2325, and was active in Suny’s Pub Golf Club.

            Funeral services were held on Monday, November 6, in Mercadante Funeral Home and Chapel, 370 Plantation Street. Burial followed in Home Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Hope Cemetery, Worcester, Worcester Co., MA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bob Luther

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Larry D. Alford (SS# issued in MA) was born 13 July 1952, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his brothers Carl C. Alford and Harold Alford; and sister Latrell Alford Barnes in this compilation.

 

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LATRELL ALFORD BARNES

 

TELEGRAM & GAZETTE

Worcester, Worcester Co., MA—29 January 2008

 

WORCESTER—Latrell (Alford) Barnes, 62, of Worcester, dedicated mother, daughter, sister and friend, passed into the arms of the Lord, Saturday, January 26th 2008.

            Latrell is survived by her children: Sarah Barnes with whom she lived, Tracy Barnes and William Barnes both of Rochester, New York; her mother, Eldora (Brooken) Alford, who lived with her; two brothers: Robert J Alford of Worcester and Harold Alford of Oxford; three sisters: Gloria Larkin and Velma Jenkins both of Worcester, and Sandra Troy of Washington; many nieces, nephews and a host of friends. Two brothers: Larry & Carl Alford predeceased her.

            Latrell was born in Sylvester, Georgia; her father was the late Leroy Alford. She came to Worcester in 1969, attended Quinsigamond Community College and has lived here ever since.

            Friends and relatives are invited to visit with the family Thursday, January 31st from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Mercadante Funeral Home & Chapel, 370 Plantation St. A funeral service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Hope Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Latrell Barnes (SS# issued in NY) was born 18 Dec 1945, last residence Worcester, Worcester Co., MA.

            See the obituaries of her brothers Carl C. Alford, Harold Alford, and Larry D. Alford in this compilation.

 

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LILLIAN C. ALFORD HUMPHRYS

 

BOSTON GLOBE

Boston, Suffolk Co, MA—20 February 2000

 

            Of Milton [Norfolk Co.], Feb. 18, Lillian C. (Alford). Beloved wife of the late Ernest F. Mother of Beverly A. Butler of Norfolk, Robert E. of Milton & John F. Humphrys of Needham, also survived by 7 grandchildren & 3 great grandchildren. Sister of the late Helen Walsh Loretta Tansey, Eileen Gildea, Natalie Currier, Dorothy Artisani, Myrtle Carron & Mildred, James, Theodore, Paul, Leo, Robert & Arthur Alford.             Funeral Mass at St. Mary of the Hills Church Milton Monday morn at 10. Visiting hour at The Alfred D. Thomas Funeral Home, 326 Granite Ave, Milton Sunday 4-6 p.m.

            Retired employee of The VA Hospital W. Roxbury....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lillian C. Humphrys (SS# issued in MA) was born 13 March 1917, last residence Milton, Norfolk Co., MA.

 

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MADELINE SPELLMAN ALFRED

 

[She died in MA, but we are also including her obituary with New York Obituaries because of her close ties there.]

 

TIMES UNION

Albany, Albany Co., NY—Monday, 2 November 2009

 

Born in Bronx, New York on Apr. 5, 1926

[from Levine Chapel]

 

LEE [Berkshire Co.], Mass.—Madeline Spellman Alfred, age 83, of the Laurel Lake Center for Health and Rehabilitation in Lee, Mass., former long time resident of Ormond Street in Albany died on Saturday evening, October 31, 2009 at the Rehabilitation Center. Madeline was born in the Bronx and resided in Schenectady for several years and most of her life in Albany. She was a graduate of the Oneonta State Teachers College and was special needs reading teacher at the Giffen School in Albany. She was a former member of Temple Israel in Albany.

            Madeline was married to Leonard Alfred until his passing in 2002.

            She is the mother of Lawrence Alfred and his wife Susan of Guilderland, N.Y., Charles (Chip) Alfred of Philadelphia, Pa., Steven Alfred of Albany and Amy Greenebaum and her husband Bob of Highland Park, Ill.; sister of Augusta (Gussie) Liebowitz and her husband Dr. Eugene Liebowitz of Pittsfield, Mass.; grandmother of David Alfred, Jamie and Luke Greenebaum and the late Jason Alfred. Madeline also leaves many nieces and nephews.

            Services at the Levine Memorial Chapel, 649 Washington Avenue, Albany, N.Y. on Wednesday, November 4, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Temple Israel Cemetery in Guilderland, N.Y. The period of mourning will be observed at the home of Lawrence and Susan Alfred, 224 Bentwood Court West in Guilderland, N.Y. on Wednesday November 4.

            Those wishing to remember Madeline in a special way may make a memorial contribution to Alzheimer’s Association-NENY Chapter, 85 Watervliet Ave., Albany, NY 12206. For directions or to sign the online family guestbook, please visit, www.levinememorialchapel.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Madeline A. Alfred (SS# issued in NY) was born 5 Apr 1927 (different than obituary), last residence Lee, Berkshire Co., MA.

            We included the obituaries of her husband, Leonard Alfred; and grandson Jason Alfred in New York Obituaries.

 

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MARCIA DAVIS PEASE ALVORD

 

From The Wheel, 1964 yearbook, Wheelock College, Boston, MA

 

NEW CANAAN NEWS-REVIEW

New Canaan, Fairfield Co., CT—Thursday, 28 May 2009

 

            Marcia (Pease) Alvord, wife of John M. Alvord Sr. for 45 years, died May 18, at Hartford Hospital. She was 67.

            Mrs. Alvord was born in Hartford on Jan. 31, 1942, a daughter to Cecilia (Newall) Pease of West Hartford and the late H. Randall Pease Jr. She spent her youth in West Hartford; later living in Darien and Norwalk. For the past eight years, Mrs. Alvord lived in Granville [Hampden Co.], Mass. She was employed by Loomis-Chaffe School in Windsor, where she worked in the development department for eight years. She was a dedicated member and head trustee of the Granville Federated Church. She was also a member of the library club. She enjoyed cooking, gardening, and spending time with her family.

            In addition to her father, she was preceded by a sister, Terrie Stone.

            In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, John M. Alvord Jr. and his wife, Kathleen, of Canandaigua, NY; twin sons, Stephen A. Alvord of Granville, and Theodore R. Alvord and his wife, Edna, of Norwalk; three sisters, Joan Hubbard of West Hartford, Karen Rosen and her husband, Mark, of Fairfield, and Kathleen Elizabeth “Kitty” Crawford and her husband, David, of West Hartford; six grandchildren John M. Alvord III, Abigail V. Alvord and Charlotte M. Alvord all of Canandaigua, N.Y, Cynthia L. Alvord, Mary E. Alvord and Marcia A. Alvord all of Norwalk.

            Calling hours were May 21, at Southwick Forastiere Funeral Home in Southwick, Mass. Funeral ceremonies will be held Saturday (May 23rd) 1:30 PM in the Granville Federated Church, 16 Granby Road, Granville, MA. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited.

            Donations in her name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, MA 01701.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marcia P. Alvord (SS# issued in CT), last residence Granville, Hampden Co., MA.

            We included the obituaries of her parents-in-law, Arthur Moody Alvord Jr. and Eleanore Watters Alvord, in Connecticut Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: John M. ???? CT1, Arthur Moody 1910 NY2, Arthur Moody 1877 CT3, Theodore Watson 1848 CT4, Charles 1819 CT5, James Hall 1781 CT6, Ruel 1750 CT7, Seth 1714 MA8, Thomas 1683 MA9, Thomas 1653 CT10, Alexander 1627 England11, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England12.

 

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MARION B.DREYER ALFORD

 

BOSTON GLOBE

Boston, Suffolk Co, MA—18 December 1996

 

MARION B. ALFORD, EX-CHORUS GIRL WAS FEISTY BRIGHTON ACTIVIST; AT 70

 

            A funeral service will be held today for Marion B. (Dreyer) Alford of Brighton, a former chorus girl and feisty community activist who spearheaded the unsuccessful fight against the expansion of Boston College football stadium in 1993.

            Mrs. Alford, the president of Brighton’s Lake Street Neighborhood Association from 1984 to 1994, died Monday in Deaconess Hospital in Boston. She was 70.

            A longtime member of the Ward 22 Democratic Committee who worked on many Boston mayoral election campaigns, in 1985 she turned her attention to her immediate neighborhood by leading a campaign to institute a resident parking policy on Lake Street in the shadow of the Boston College football stadium.

            Since then, with a combination of wit and tenacity, she “wrangled relentlessly with rivals as relatively obscure as local businesses and as daunting as City Hall and Boston College,” according to a profile by staff reporter Bob Hohler published in the Globe on March 13, 1993.

            Brian McLaughlin, a Boston city councilor at the time, called her “a cross between Joan of Arc and Paula Poundstone.”

            “Once Marion gets something in her blood and sets a goal, she commits all her time and effort to trying to achieve it,” he said. “She has a way of being witty and heroic at the same time.”

            Mrs. Alford fought Boston College on issues ranging from student rowdyism, the school’s expansion into the neighborhoods and night football games, as well as the expansion of the football stadium.

            “We’re sick and tired of Boston College walking over us like yesterday’s bubble gum,” she once said with typical rhetorical flourish.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Quincy. Her father, Boston Police Officer Franklin B. Dreyer, was shot to death during a robbery in a Dorchester drug store, when she was 4.

            She sang and danced on Broadway in the musical “Hellzapoppin’ “ and toured the South Pacific with the USO during World War II.

            Though she was accused by some of relishing a good fight rather than a compromise, she said she was only trying to forestall the day when people said the area around Boston College was “a nice place to visit, but I wouldn’t want to live there.”

            She leaves two sons, Mark W. and Lee, both of Boston; and two brothers, Franklin B. Dreyer of Quincy and Leo Supple of Westwood.

            The funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. in the Dana Chapel at Adath Jeshurun Cemetery in West Roxbury.

 

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Photos from Adath Jeshurun Cemetery, West Roxbury, Suffolk Co., MS—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Igor Sch

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marion B. Alford (SS# issued in MA) was born 3 Jan 1926, last residence Brighton, Suffolk Co., MA.

 

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MARION M. ALFORD BISBEE

 

BOSTON GLOBE

Boston, Suffolk Co, MA—13 January 2001

 

CHELMSFORD [Middlesex Co.]—Marion M. Bisbee of Chelmsford, formerly of Billerica and Somerville, age 70, died on January 12, 2001.

            She was the widow of Robert C. Bisbee, mother of Janice (John) Guarnieri of Chelmsford, Lori (Michael) DeFrancisco of Somerville, and Robert (Michelle) Bisbee of Billerica, sister of Janice Conniff, Theresa Fowler, Dolores Wood, Terence Alford, the late Theodore Alford, Jr., Eugene Alford, Judy Alford, and James Alford.

            Funeral mass was held at Mary’s Church, Route 4, Chelmsford. Cremation was at Linwood Crematory, Haverhill.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marion Bisbee (SS# issued in MA) was born 25 Aug 1930, last residence Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA.

 

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MARY E. “MOLLY” ALFORD MCKENZIE

 

UNION LEADER

Manchester, Hillsborough Co., NH—Saturday, 25 September 2004

 

EAST HARWICH, Mass.—Mary E. “Molly” (Alford) McKenzie, 97, died Sept. 24, 2004, at Epoch Senior Health Care Center, Brewster [Barnstable Co., MA], after a brief illness.

            Mrs. McKenzie was born in New London, N.H., the daughter of Frederick J. and Elizabeth P. (Bickford) Alford.

            She was raised and educated in Arlington. She earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in English literature from Radcliffe College.

            She taught in Marblehead, Salt Lake City, and Middletown, Conn. She moved to Bethany, W.Va., and taught English literature at Bethany College and at West Liberty State College. She retired in 1970 and came back to East Harwich.

            She first came to Cape Cod in 1949 and a few years later built a summer home, which became her permanent residence.

            She was an accomplished pianist. She enjoyed reading and she did book reviews for book clubs. She was a member of St. Christopher Church in Chatham.

            She was predeceased by her husband, Earl D. McKenzie in 1982. They married in New London on July 5, 1939.

            Family members include a daughter, Mary Frances Dulemba of East Harwich and one grandson, Matthew Pakulski of Somerville.

            SERVICES: A memorial service will be announced at a later date. Interment will be in Forest Hills Cemetery, Boston, Mass....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary A. McKenzie (SS# issued in WV) was born 13 Jan 1907, last residence Harwich, Barnstable Co., MA.

 

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MARY E. RIORDAN HALFORD

 

DAILY HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE

Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA—Wednesday, 24 June 2015

 

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EASTHAMPTON—Mary E. (Riordan) Halford, 90, of Easthampton, passed away June 23, 2015, at her home surrounded by her loving family.

            She was born in Holyoke and was the daughter of the late John and Catherine (Bresnahan) Riordan.

            Mary was a graduate of the former Holy Rosary High School and the former Holyoke Secretarial College and had worked for many years as a secretary at the American Writing Paper Company.

            She was a volunteer at Jericho for over thirty years and a volunteered at the Cooley Dickinson Hospital for ten years. She was a communicant of Our Lady of The Valley Church and the former Immaculate Conception Church, a member of the Helping Hand Society, the Women's Club, The Daughters of Isabella and the Easthampton Parade Marshal in 2010.

            Mary was married to the late William J. Halford who passed away in 1988.

            She leaves her son William Halford and his wife Laurie of Easthampton,
three grandchildren, Brittany of Newton, Corrin of South Carolina and Alex of Easthampton.

            Besides her parents and her husband, she was predeceased by her daughter Mary Halford.

            Her funeral will be held Friday at 9 a.m. at the Boucher-O'Brien Funeral Home, 7 Pleasant Street, Easthampton, followed with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of The Valley Church, 33 Adams Street, Easthampton. Burial will be in St. Brigids Cemetery….

            Donations in her memory may be made to VNA & Hospice of Cooley Dickinson, P.O. Box 329, Northampton, MA 01061 or Jericho, P.O. Box 1039, Holyoke, MA 01041.

            To sign a Guest Book, express condolences, share memories and read other obituaries, go to www.gazettenet.com/obituaries.

 

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

            See the obituary of her husband, William J. Halford Jr., in this compilation,

 

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MARY FRANCES ALFORD BRISTOW

 

OBSERVER-TIMES

Fayetteville, NC—Friday, 11 December 1998

 

BOSTON—Mrs. Mary Frances Bristow, 66, of Boston, formerly of Fairmont, N.C., died Saturday [December 5] in Good Samaritan Hospital.

            The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday in First Baptist Church in Fairmont.... Burial will be in Fairmont Cemetery.

            Mrs. Bristow is survived by her husband, the Rev. J.W. Bristow of Fairmont; three daughters, Mary H. Bristow, the Rev. Sandra B. Williams and Clararice B. George, all of Boston; four sons, John A. Bristow, Larry Bristow and Reginald Bristow, all of Fairmont, and James Bristow of Boston; nine sisters, Willie M. Townsend of Fairmont, Helen M. Stephens of Washington, D.C., Luetta Whiting of Elmsford, N.Y., Annie Hill and Lucy McIntosh, both of Boston, Clemetine Blanks and Nancy Alford, both of Yonkers, N.Y., and Hilda Abrams and Viola Alford, both of California; two brothers, Jimmy D. Alford and Luther C. Alford, both of Boston; 19 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary F. Bristow (SS# issued in NC) was born 22 June 1932, last residence Dorchester, Suffolk Co., MA.

 

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MARY MARGERY DOHERTY ALFORD

 

WAYLAND TOWN CRIER

Wayland, Middlesex Co., MA—Thursday, 17 February 2005

 

WATERTOWN—Mary Margery (Doherty) Alford, 85, a resident of Watertown since 1943, died Saturday, Jan. 29, 2005, at her son’s house in Wayland.

            She was the wife of the late James M. Alford.

            Born in Buncrana, County Donegal, Ireland, she was the daughter of the late Philip and Bridget (McLaughlin) Doherty. She graduated from Lexington High School.

            She leaves her son, James M. Alford Jr. of Wayland, and stepson, Robert F. Alford of Manomet.

            A memorial service will be held Saturday, Feb. 19 at 2 p.m. at First Parish Church, 50 Church St., Waltham....

            Funeral arrangements are under the direction of MacDonald, Rockwell MacDonald Funeral Home (www.macdonaldrockwell.com), Watertown.

 

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BOSTON GLOBE

Boston, Suffolk Co, MA—13 February 2005

 

            Alford, Mary M. (Doherty), of Watertown, Jan. 29. Beloved wife of the late James A. Alford. Devoted mother of James A. Alford, Jr. of Wayland and step-mother of Robert F. Alford of Manomet. Memorial Service on Saturday, February 19th at 2 PM in the First Parish Church, 50 Church St., Waltham. Relatives and friends are kindly invited. Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society, 30 Speen St., Framingham, 01701. Arrangements were with MacDonald, Rockwell & MacDonald, Watertown. For further info., please refer to www.macdonaldrockwell.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary M. Alford (SS# issued in MA) was born 19 May 1919, last residence Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA.

 

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MELANEY ALFORD

Sister of Michael Lynn Alford, AAFA #0036

 

[She died in MA, but we are also including her obituary in New York Obituaries because of her close there.]

 

PRESS-REPUBLICAN

Plattsburgh, Clinton Co., NY—Saturday, 21 April 1979

 

WEST CHAZY—Miss Melaney Alford, 24, died Thursday evening at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Boston, Mass.

            She was born March 11, 1955 in Plattsburgh the daughter of Maurice Alford and Marilyn (Traynor) Alford.

            She is survived by her mother and father; two brothers, Michael of Syracuse and Mitchel of West Chazy; four sisters, Mrs. Peter (Maureen) Rimstad of Germany, Mariann Alford of Buffalo, Maureta Alford of Lake Placid and Melinda Alford of West Chazy.

            Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in West Chazy at a later date.

            The O’Neill-Redden-Drown Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Apr 1979) dates of Melaney Alford (SS# issued in NY), last residence Brighton, Suffolk Co., MA>

            We included the obituaries of her father, Maurice Lloyd Alford, in New York Obituaries; and her brother Michael Lynn Alford in Oklahoma Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Melaney 1955 NY1, Maurice Lloyd 1926 NY2, B. McClure 1903 NY3, Frank Gates 1865 NY4, Ruel 1839 NY5, Rufus 1812 VT6, Ashley Owen 1770 VT7, Benedict 1716 CT8, Benedict 1688 CT9, Jeremiah 1655 CT10, Benedict 1619 England11, Thomas 1598 England12.

 

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METTA SARAH ALVORD

 

VERMONT PHOENIX

Brattleboro, Windham Co., VT—Friday, 13 October 1899

 

WILMINGTON—Miss Metta S. Alvord died at the Franklin county hospital, Greenfield [Franklin Co., MA], on Thursday, Sept 28, from the effects of an operation for a tumor.

            Miss Alvord was the youngest daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. C.T. Alvord and was born in this town on the old homestead. For a number of years she has lived In Greenfield. She was a woman of sterling worth and character and her sudden death brings sorrow to a large circle of friends.

            She Is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Gould of Townshend, Mrs. H.A. Ware of Wilmington, and one brother, Frank H., also or this town.

            A snort service was held from her late home in Greenfield Saturday. The body was brought to this place and funeral services were held at the house of Mrs. Harriet J. Alvord, Rev. I.S. Yerks officiating.

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of her parents, Calvin Thales Alvord and Catherine Elizabeth Crosby Alvord in Vermont Obituaries.

 

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NANCY FOLLETT ALVORD

 

PATRIOT LEDGER

Quincy, Norfolk Co, MA—Tuesday, 29 March 2005

 

            Alvord—Of Quincy, Nancy (Follett), age 91, on Sunday, March 27, 2005 at Marina Bay Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Quincy.

            She was born in and was a life long resident of Quincy. She graduated from Quincy High School and the New England Conservatory of Music. She worked for MIT in the chemistry department for 19 years and retired in 1969. She was a member of Bethany Congregational Church and the Historical Society.

            She was the wife of the late John Alvord. Sister of Elizabeth Britt of IL and the late George D. Follett, Jr. Dear friend of Mary Chenette of Quincy. Also survived by nieces and nephews.

            Services and burial will be private. Arrangements by The Hamel, Wickens & Troupe Funeral Home, Quincy.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nancy Alvord (SS# issued in MA) was born 2 Jan 1914, last residence Quincy, Norfolk Co, MA.

 

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NANCY L. ALVORD COLBY

 

BERKSHIRE EAGLE

Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA—Sunday, 31 March 2002

 

PITTSFIELD [Berkshire Co.]—Nancy L. Colby, 71, of Dennisport [Barnstable Co.], formerly of Pittsfield, died Friday [March 29] at Cape Cod Hospital in Hyannis.

            Born in Pittsfield on December 16, 1930, daughter of Frank D. And Letha Sample Alvord, she graduated in 1948 from Pittsfield High School and in 1953 from Columbia University Presbyterian Hospital School of Nursing. She also attended Green Mountain College in Poultney, VT. She moved to Livingston, NJ after her marriage in 1953, and retired to Cape Cod in 1983.

            Her husband, Ralph P. Colby, Jr., preceded her in death. A son, John W. Colby of Oak Ridge, NC, two daughters, Elizabeth C. Kovach of East Dennis and Nancy C. Gonseth of Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, survive her.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Nancy A. Colby (SS# issued in MA), last residence Dennis Port, Barnstable Co., MA.

 

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NELLIE GUNN TREAT ALVORD

 

BRIDGEPORT TELEGRAM

Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT—Monday, 29 December 1924

 

            Alvord—In Pittsfield, Mass., Dec. 25, 1924, Nellie Treat Alvord, formerly of Bridgeport, Conn.

            Friends are invited to attend the funeral at George P. Poter’s mortuary rooms, 137 Elm street, Bridgeport on Monday, Dec. 29, at 2 p.m.

            Interment at Lakeview Cemetery.

 

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BRIDGEPORT TELEGRAM

Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT—Monday, 29 December 1924

 

            The funeral of Nellie Alvord will be held this afternoon from the funeral parlors of George P. Potter, 137 Elm street.

            She is survived by her sister of 1115 Main street.

            Burial will be in Lakeview cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: Nellie Gunn Treat married Frederick Edwin Alvord on 24 Nov 1902 in Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT. Frederick was born 16 Apr 1877 in Thomaston, Litchfield Co., CT. Nellie was born 19 Feb 1883 in Bridgeport.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Frederick Edwin 1877 CT1, Edwin B. 1840 CT2, Chauncey Hart 1803 CT3, Seth 1754 CT4, Seth 1714 MA5, Thomas 1683 MA6, Thomas 1653 CT7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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PHYLLIS SQUIER ALVORD

 

TELEGRAM & GAZETTE

Worcester, Worcester Co., MA—Friday, 12 June 1992

 

HARWICH Barnstable Co.]—Phyllis (Squier) Alvord, 88, of Harwich, formerly of Worcester, died yesterday [June 11] in Cranberry Pointe Nursing Home, Dennis, after a long illness. Her husband, Charles C. Alvord, died in 1979. She leaves a stepson, James C. Alvord of Shrewsbury; a stepdaughter, Marjorie A. Farr of Athens, Texas; three grandchildren; two great-granddaughters; a nephew; and a grandnephew.

            She was born in Worcester, daughter of Francis W. and Evelyn (Ward) Squier, and lived here until 1962. She then lived two years in England before moving to Harwich in 1964. She graduated from Classical High School, Worcester, and Worcester Normal School in 1924. Mrs. Alvord taught First and Second grades in Boylston. She also taught kindergarten in Worcester for 13 years. She was then a substitute teacher in the Worcester school system for 20 years, retiring in 1962. Mrs. Alvord was active for many years with the Camp Fire Girls in Worcester and Harwich. She was a former member of Adams Square Congregational Church in Worcester.

            Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. tomorrow in Island Pond Cemetery, Harwich.... Doane, Beal & Ames Funeral Home, 160 West Main St., Hyannis, is directing arrangements.

 

 

Photos from Island Pond Cemetery, Harwich, Barnstable Co., MA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, ditdit

Photos posted 6 Aug 2010

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Phyllis S. Alvord (SS# issued in MA) was born 21 Nov 1903, last residence Dennis, Barnstable Co., MA.

            See the obituary of her stepson James Clinton Alvord Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of her stepdaughter Marjorie Alvord Farr in Texas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage (from several RootsWeb Family Trees): Charles Clinton 1896 MA1, Clinton 1865 MA2, Daniel Wells 1816 MA3, Elijah 1777 MA4, Caleb 1751 MA5, Elijah 1719 MA6, John 1685 MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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PRISCILLA M. MILLER HALFORD

 

[A nearly identical article was published the same day in the Boston Herald.]

 

BOSTON GLOBE

Boston, Suffolk Co, MA—Tuesday, 21 June 2011

 

            Halford, Priscilla M. (Miller) Longtime resident of Cambridge, currently of Arlington, June 20. Devoted wife of the late William Halford, Sr. Beloved mother of William Jr., Phyllis Elden and her husband Kenneth, Christopher and his wife Ida. Devoted grandmother of Dean, Kimberleigh, Jesslyn, Samuel and Anjelica. Sister of William J. Miller.

            Relatives and friends are invited to visit at the Donovan-Aufiero Funeral Home, 140 Otis St. (at 6th St.), East Cambridge Wednesday from 9:30-11:30 AM followed by a Rite of Christian Burial in the Sacred Heart Church, 49 Sixth St., Cambridge at 12 Noon. Interment Mt. Auburn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers make donations to Hospice Care, Inc., 100 Sylvan Rd., Woburn 01801. Retired head Clerk, City Clerk’s Office, City of Cambridge. For guest book visit donovanaufierofuneralhome.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Priscilla Halford (SS# issued in MA) was born 1 Jan 1922, last residence Arlington, Middlesex Co., MA.

            See the obituary of her husband, William H. Halford Sr., in this compilation.

 

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RICHARD L. ALFORD

 

BOSTON GLOBE

Boston, Suffolk Co, MA—27 August 2001

 

MALDEN [Middlesex Co.]—Richard Alford died August 25, 2001 in Malden. He was a former resident of Cambridge. Funeral services were held at the Carroll Funeral Home, 721 Salem Street, and Maplewood Square, in Malden. Interment was in Forestdale Cemetery in Malden.

            Richard was the beloved husband of Judith Pigott Alford, father of John G. of Malden, Todd M. of Malden, and the late Richard L., Jr., son of John and the late Naomie Manners Alford, brother of Gloria Brown of Indiana, and the loving grandfather of Joshua Alford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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ROSE BESSIE GLASER ALFORD

 

BOSTON GLOBE

Boston, Suffolk Co, MA—Thursday, 6 September 2007

 

            Rose B. (Glaser) Alford of Canton [Norfolk Co., MA], formerly of Newton Centre on Monday, September 3, 2007. For 60 years, the beloved wife of Dr. Hyman Alford. Devoted mother of Bill Alford & Yuanyuan Shen of Belmont and Nancy & Robert Wine of New York. Cherished grandmother of David Wine, Daniel Alford and Benjamin Alford. Dear sister of the late Benjamin, Jimmy and Mike Glaser.

            Rose was a gregarious and engaging person who was active in volunteer work at her temple and in the retirement community in which she lived.

            Services at the Levine Chapels, 470 Harvard Street, Brookline, on Thursday, September 6 at 10:00 AM. Burial at the Mishkan Tefila Memorial Park, Centre Street, West Roxbury. Memorial observance will be private.... Levine Chapels, Brookline (617) 277-8300.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rose B. Alford (SS# issued in MA) was born 30 Dec 1919.

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

            From MA Births: Rose Bessie Glaser was born in Malden, Middlesex Co., MA, in 1920.

 

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SCOTT M. ALVORD

 

THE RECORD

Hackensack, Bergen Co., NJ—Thursday, 6 August 1987

 

            Scott M. Alvord, 34, of Chicopee [Hampden Co.], Mass., a graduate of River Dell High School in Oradell [Bergen Co., NJ], died July 16. He was graduated in 1974 from Springfield College and received a master’s degree in psychological services from the school in 1977. He was a member of the West Springfield (Mass.) Covenant Community Church.

            Surviving are his wife, Pamela Garaventa Alvord; his parents, Robert C. and Patricia Marble Alvord in Connecticut; and four brothers, John C. of Silver Springs, Md., Peter S. of Oakland, Calif., Richard C. of Boston, and Daniel C. of Westfield.

            Arrangements were by the Curran-Jones Funeral Home, West Springfield [Hampden Co.]....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Scott Alvord (SS# issued in NJ) was born 22 Aug 1952, last residence Chicopee, Hampden Co., MA.

            See the obituary of his mother, Patricia Marble Alvord, in Connecticut Obituaries.

            Robert C. Alvord is listed in the U.S. Public Records Index (Ancestry.com) in Niantic, CT, and Vero Beach, FL, b. Nov 1926. Intelius.com lists him as Robert Clark Alvord.

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

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

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

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

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

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Scott M. 1952 ?? 1, Robert Clark 1926 CT2, Harold Clark 1892 CT3, John Austin 1859 CT4, Elijah Anson 1825 CT5, Martin 1788 CT6, Saul 1753 MA7, Saul 1717 MA8, John 1685 MA9, Thomas 1653 CT10, Alexander 1627 England11, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England12.

 

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STILLMAN ALVORD

 

VERMONT GAZETTE

Bennington, Bennington Co., VT—Saturday, 15 August 1874

 

DIED—In Shelburne [Franklin Co.] Mass. August 3d, Stillman Alvord formerly of Wilmington, age 62 years.

 

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Photo from Shelburne Center Cemetery, Shelburne, Franklin Co., MA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mike

 

AAFA NOTES: Stillman Alvord was born 10 Dec 1811 in South Hadley, Hampshire Co., MA, the son of Orange Alvord and Sophia Taylor. He married Lydia Lucina Alvord, the daughter of Epephus Alvord and Hannah Lufkin.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Stillman 1811 MA1, Orange 1781 MA2, Samuel 1751 MA3, Gad 1726 MA4, John 1685 MA5, Thomas 1653 CT6, Alexander 1627 England7, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England8.

 

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TIMOTHY ALVORD

 

HAMPSHIRE GAZETTE

Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA—Tuesday, 15 May 1821

 

            Died—In Easthampton, Timothy Alvord, an old Soldier and Pensioner, aged 70.

 

AAFA NOTES: Timothy was the son of Zebadiah Alvord and Rebeckah Searle. He married Keziah French on 13 June 1781.

            Timothy served as a drummer in the Revolutionary War and applied for a pension in 1818.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Timothy 1751 MA1, Zebadiah 1724 MA2, John 1696 MA3, Jonathan 1669 MA4, Alexander 1627 England5, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England6.

 

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TIMOTHY RYAN ALFORD

 

[Timothy died in Belgium and is buried in VA, but his residence is MA.]

 

Senior Airman Timothy Ryan Alford

Photo from Cooke Bros. Funeral Chapel

 

DAILY PRESS

Hampton Roads, VA—Thursday, 11 August 2005

 

SAINT-VITH, BELGIUM—On Aug. 1, 2005, at 7:30 a.m. in the city of Saint-Vith, Belgium, the death angel came and took our beloved Senior Airman Timothy Ryan Alford away.

            Timothy was born Oct. 6, 1980, to Burch Alford Jr. and Audrey Alford in Fitchburg, Mass. Being the son of military parents, Timothy traveled to and lived in different states and countries and finally completed his education. Graduating from Olive Ames High School in North Easton, Mass., Tim played football, was a member of the marching band and sang in the show choir. Timothy, at an early age along with his mother, joined the United House of Prayer for all People. After moving to Massachusetts, he became a very active and faithful member of the 3rd Heaven Shout Band in Boston and the New England Marching Band.

            Timothy joined the United States Air Force in March of 2000, and after basic training, he was stationed in Arkansas, and then in Germany where he was an Air Force firefighter. Being a firefighter was a model job for him because he always wanted to do something that would help someone else. He also did a temporary tour in Kuwait.

            Timothy was a very loving and devoted person to his parents, brother and best friend. He loved and was greatly loved by his nieces, nephews and the rest of his family. When he wasn’t customizing his truck to be in car and truck shows, he was at the batting cage practicing his game. He had been offered to tryout for the Minor leagues and was a devout Boston Red Sox fan. He also loved collecting baseball cards, listening to music, practicing his trombone and sightseeing with his Air Force buddies. Timothy indeed was a wonderful son, brother, grandson, uncle, nephew and friend.

            He leaves to cherish his precious memory his parents, Burch and Audrey Alford of North Easton, Mass.; his brother, Erik Alford and wife, Amber, of Asheville, N.C.; his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Geneva Brown, and his paternal grandparents, Burch and Annie Mae Alford of Hampton, Va.; three nieces, Crystal, Aliyah and Hannah Alford; and one nephew, Erik Alford Jr.; seven aunts and two uncles; and a host of cousins, other relatives and friends.

            Our dear Timothy, you have gone from our sight, but never from our minds. We will carry your spirit in our hearts forever. A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, at United House of Prayer for all People, 1811 Ivy Ave., Newport News, Va. Interment will follow in Hampton National Cemetery (Phoebus Section) with full military honors. Professional services entrusted to the staff of Cooke Bros. Funeral Chapel.

 

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BOSTON GLOBE

Boston, Suffolk Co, MA—Thursday, 11 August 2005

 

            Timothy Ryan Alford of North Easton, died in an automobile accident in Belgium on August 1st. Surviving him are his parents Audrey & Burch Alford Jr. of North Easton. Brother of Erik D. Alford and sister in-law Amber Alford of Ashville NC, his paternal grandparents Annie Mae & Burch Alford Sr. of Hampton VA, maternal grandmother Geneva Brown of Newport News VA and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephew, cousins and friends.

            Services were held August 10, 2005 at the United House of Prayer For All People, 106 Seaver St., Boston at 4 pm. On Friday, August 12th, funeral service will be held at 1 pm at the United House of Prayer For All People, 1811 Ivy Ave., Newport News VA. Internment Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton VA. Arrangements by J.B. Johnson Funeral Home, Roxbury.

 

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Photo from Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton, VA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jim Adcox

 

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

            We included the obituaries of his grandparents, Burch P. Alford and Annie Mae Holmes Alford, in Virginia Obituaries.

 

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VIRGINIA SALO HALFORD

 

SPRINGFIELD UNION-NEWS

Springfield, Hampden Co., MA—26 March 1990

 

            Virginia (Salo) Halford, 87, of 577 Tyler St., former director of the Senior Center, died Sunday in Hillcrest Hospital.

            A retired employee of the General Electric Co., she worked primarily as an assembler during World War II.

            She had been director of the Senior Center here.

            Born in Finland, she came to Pittsfield in 1913 and attended local schools. She was a member of First United Church and the Dalton American Legion Auxiliary and was past president of Gold Star Mothers, Inc.

            Her husband, Claude E. Halford, died in 1965. She was the mother of the late C. Robert Halford.

            She leaves a son, Charles R., with whom she lived; a daughter, C. Christine Deyette of Pittsfield; two brothers, Dr. Arvo A. Salo of Sun City, Ariz., and G. Arthur Salo of Oberlin, Ohio; two sisters, Elizabeth Smith of Buffalo, N.Y., and Emily Matthews of Marco Island, Fla.; and a grandchild.

            The funeral will be Tuesday afternoon at Wellington Funeral Home with burial in Pittsfield Cemetery.

            Memorial contributions may be made to any charity.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Virginia S. Halford (SS# issued in MA) was born 15 July 1902, last residence Pittsfield, Berkshire Co., MA.

 

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WILLIAM E. ALFRED

 

 

UNION-TRIBUNE

San Diego, San Diego Co., CA—22 May 1999

 

            William Alfred, the author of “Hogan’s Goat” and other plays and a longtime Harvard University professor, died Thursday at his home in Cambridge, Mass. He was 76.

            Although Mr. Alfred had a distinguished career as an educator, it was as a playwright that he achieved his greatest recognition. “Hogan’s Goat,” a play in blank verse about the bitter political maneuvering among Irish-Americans in Brooklyn in the late 19th century, was a surprise success off-Broadway in 1965.

            Opening at the American Place Theater, it was acclaimed by the critics and ran for 607 performances. It established Mr. Alfred’s theatrical reputation and also introduced Faye Dunaway, who was featured in the cast as the wife of Matthew Stanton (Ralph Waite), the central character.

            “Hogan’s Goat” propelled Dunaway’s movie career. She and Mr. Alfred became close friends and in 1982, as a reigning Hollywood star, she returned to the theater in “The Curse of an Aching Heart,” a play about Irish-Americans in the era after “Hogan’s Goat.”

            Mr. Alfred began writing “Hogan’s Goat” in 1956. Because of the demands of his teaching career it was nine years before he finished the play. Robert Lowell, a friend, recommended it to Wynn Handman, the artistic director of the American Place Theater, which had produced Lowell’s “Old Glory.” “Hogan’s Goat” opened within a year. A television version starring Dunaway was presented in 1971.

            The author wrote several other plays, and collaborated with Albert Marre on “Cry for Us All,” a musical version of “Hogan’s Goat,” but none of them came close to equaling his phenomenal initial success. Though theater-struck, Mr. Alfred continued teaching at Harvard, where he was one of the most popular professors.

            “The nice thing about a professor in the theater is that you can always disappear,” Mr. Alfred once said.

            He was born in Brooklyn in 1922. After serving in the Army during World War II, Mr. Alfred graduated from Brooklyn College and then studied at Harvard, where he received a master’s degree and a doctorate. While at Harvard he took a course in creative writing with Archibald MacLeish and began writing verse plays, starting with “Agamemnon,” which was published in 1954.

            As a faculty member Mr. Alfred was a medievalist, specializing in early English literature. His most celebrated course was a seminar on “Beowulf.” He also taught drama, playwriting and poetry at Harvard. Among the students he trained were Tommy Lee Jones, Stockard Channing and John Lithgow.

            His quiet academic life was interrupted suddenly by “Hogan’s Goat.” In the play, he Mr. Alfred looked back on Irish immigrants and their early domination of New York politics. A highly poetic though realistic drama, it was filled with back-room and barroom atmosphere, focusing on Matthew Stanton, who wants to unseat the corrupt mayor of Brooklyn....

            “Hogan’s Goat” was followed by “Cry for Us All” on Broadway in 1970; “Agamemnon,” which had its premiere in 1972 at the McCarter Theater in Princeton, N.J.; and “The Curse of an Aching Heart” on Broadway.

            Mr. Alfred’s roots remained in academia, where he continued to teach and write poetry and scholarly essays. He retired in 1991, but was still a familiar figure in Cambridge and in the audience for productions of plays at the American Repertory Theater at Harvard.

            He is survived by a half brother, Vincent Allfrey.

            As a child, he spent a great deal of time with his great-grandmother Anna Maria Egan, who immigrated to the United States from County Mayo in Ireland. She told him colorful stories about people she knew in Brooklyn before the turn of the century.

            “They seemed to me to be more alive, even though they were dead, than the people around me, because she was such a wonderful storyteller,” Mr. Alfred said. “And she just intrigued me with one particular story, which was the seed of ‘Hogan’s Goat.’”

 

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PLAYBILL

24 May 1999

 

Harvard Professor, Playwright William Alfred is Dead at 76

 

William Alfred, the playwright, poet and professor whose best-known work was Hogan’s Goat, died in his sleep early on May 20 in his home in Cambridge, MA. He was 76.

            Hogan’s Goat, a drama about Irish-American politics, opened in New York in 1965 and ran for more than 600 performances, in the process bringing stardom to actress Faye Dunaway.

            The annual “Best Plays” volume singled it out as the finest script of the year. The drama was turned into a musical, Cry For Us All, which had a brief run in 1970.

            Other plays included The Annunciation Rosary, a version of Agamemnon, and The Curse of an Aching Heart, written for Dunaway and mounted in New York in 1982.

            For many years Mr. Alfred taught the playwriting course at Harvard University, and was a strong influence on such actors as John Lithgow, Stockard Channing, and Tommy Lee Jones, who is on record as stating, “My best teacher, ever, was William Alfred.”

            Mr. Alfred himself said, “I write plays because I love people the way dog-lovers love dogs, indiscriminately, and want to capture as many as I can in all their baffled splendor.”

            Born in Brooklyn, Mr. Alfred graduated from Brooklyn College, and earned a master’s and Ph.D. at Harvard. He joined the Harvard faculty in 1954, and became the Lowell Professor of the Humanities in 1980, retiring in 1991 but continuing to tutor a few students.

            Two years ago, Alfred gave the Theodore Spencer Memorial Lecture in Cambridge, in which he offered his personal reminiscences about the theater.

            At his death, he was working on a new play and his memoirs.

            His honors included an award from the New York Drama Desk and an honorary degree from the University of San Diego. He was a member of the Dramatists Guild and Phi Beta Kappa.

 

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HARVARD MAGAZINE

Obituaries, Faculty and Staff

July–August 1999

 

            William Alfred, Ph.D. 1954, Lowell Professor of the humanities emeritus, died May 20 in Cambridge. He joined the Harvard faculty in 1954 as a medievalist and went on to teach for 37 years. Besides his celebrated seminar on Beowulf, he also taught drama, playwriting, and poetry, and became a friend and mentor to generations of undergraduates. A playwright in his own right, he was the author of Hogan’s Goat, which premiered off Broadway in 1965 and starred a BU student, Faye Dunaway, who remained a cherished friend ever after; his other published works included The Annunciation Rosary, Agamemnon, Cry for Us All, Nothing Doing, and The Curse of an Aching Heart. He served in the tank corps during World War II. Among the many honors bestowed on him were the New York Drama Desk Award and a lifetime achievement award from the American Repertory Theatre. He leaves a half-brother, Vincent Allfrey.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William E. Alfred (SS# issued in NY) was born 16 Aug 1922, last residence Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA.

 

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WILLIAM J. HALFORD, JR.

 

SPRINGFIELD UNION-NEWS

Springfield, Hampden Co., MA—14 September 1988

 

            William J. Halford Jr., of 72 Holyoke St., a former sales manager at the Cocoplum Kitchen and Bath Supply Co., died Monday at his home.

            He previously worked as a sales representative at Keystone Plumbing Supply Co. of          Springfield and as a manager of Street Lumber Co. in South Hadley.

Born in Easthampton, he attended Immaculate Conception School and graduated from the former St. Michael’s High School, Northampton. He attended the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and was an Army veteran of World War II.

            He was a communicant of Immaculate Conception Church, a member of its Men’s Club and a past president of its Holy Name Society.

            He was also a member and past grand knight of the Knights of Columbus in Easthampton, a member and past vice president of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and a member and past chairman of the Easthampton Parks and Recreation Department.

            He was also a member and officer of the Order of Alhambra and a member of Dalton-Lavallee Post, American Legion.

            He had been a Little League baseball manager for 12 years.

            He leaves his wife, the former Mary Riordan; a son, William J. III of Easthampton, and a sister, Rita Morrissey of Easthampton.

            The funeral will be tomorrow at O’Brien Funeral Home and in the church with burial in St. Brigid’s Cemetery.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Jericho House, P.O. Box 1039, Holyoke, 01040.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William J. Halford (SS# issued in MA) was born 26 Aug 1918, last residence Easthampton, Hampshire Co., MA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Mary E. Riordan Halford, in this compilation,

 

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WILLIAM H. HALFORD, SR.

 

CAMBRIDGE CHRONICLE

Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA—21 February 2008

 

            William “Bill” Halford Sr. died Feb. 16, 2008, after a brief illness. He was 84.

            Mr. Halford was born in Cambridge, son of the late Louis and Anne (Davidson) Halford. He grew up in Cambridge and attended Cambridge schools. He served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II and the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War.

            He was a past commander of the Polish American Veterans Club in East Cambridge and the North Cambridge VFW Post 7353. He worked for Polaroid in Cambridge and Waltham for 34 years before retiring. He spent most of his retirement between Grafton, N.H., and Del Ray Beach, Fla., where he played golf and had many friends.

            He was the husband of Priscilla M. (Miller), with whom he would have celebrated their 60th anniversary in July; father of William Halford Jr. of New York, Phyllis Elden and her husband, Kenneth, of Billerica, and Christopher Halford and his wife, Ida, of Vermont; grandfather of Dean, Kimberliegh, Jesslyn, Anjelica and Samuel; and brother of Margerie Silvester, Mildred Forgione, and the late Grace Zagaski.

            A graveside service was held Feb. 20 at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge. Arrangements were made by the Donovan-Aufiero Funeral Home in Cambridge.

            Donations in Mr. Halford’s memory may be made to VNA Hospice Care, 100 Sylvan Road, G-500, Woburn, MA 01801.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William H. Halford (SS# issued in MA) was born 3 June 1923, last residence Cambridge, Middlesex Co., MA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Priscilla M. Miller Halford, in this compilation.