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MINNESOTA 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 published 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.

 

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: 31 DECEMBER 2015

 

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

 

*AAFA’s Online Published Genealogies:

 

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

 

2. Known Descendants of 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:

 

MN Births: Minnesota Birth Index, 1935–2002; also, Minnesota Birth Index, 1900–1934

MN Marriages: Minnesota Marriage Collection, 1958–2001

MN Deaths: Minnesota Death Index, 1908–2002

 

 

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AMY ELISABETH OLESEN ALFORD

 

STAR TRIBUNE

Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN—Wednesday, 17 September 2008

 

 

            Alford, Amy Elisabeth (Olesen) age 37, died on September 13th, after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Born April 8, 1971 in Elgin, Illinois. Attended Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Formerly employed at Carmichael Lynch, Minneapolis.

            Preceded in death by her father, James Olesen.

            Survived by loving husband, Jim Alford; and children, Jens, 3 and Rose, 1; mother, Linnea Olesen (Sarona, WI); brother, Dave (Kristen) Olesen and children (NWT, Canada); sister, Nanci Olesen (Steve Epp) and children (Minneapolis, MN); and parents-in-law, Judy and Lee Alford (Bloomington, MN).

            The Olesen and Alford families and Amy’s many friends honor Amy as a true inspiration in her everyday love of life.

            Funeral service Wednesday, September 17 at 1 p.m, Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 4100 Lyndale Avenue South, Minneapolis. Reception following at church. Memorials preferred in lieu of flowers to American Cancer Society. Gill Brothers Minneapolis 612-861-6088.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Amy Elisabeth Alford (SS# issued in IL), last residence Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN.

 

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AUDREY L. HARTKOPF ALFORD

 

STAR TRIBUNE

Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN—Sunday, 29 August 2004

 

 

            Alford Audrey L. Alford, age 87, of New Hope. Preceded in death by husband, Sidney; parents, Baldwin and Obeline Hartkopf of Osseo; brothers, Merlin, Waylon and Baldwin Jr. Survived by son, Richard (Gretchen) Alford, Ross (Becky) Alford; grandchildren, Scott (Susan) Alford, Elizabeth (James) Alford-Sullivan, Megan Alford; great-grandchildren, Grace and Logan Alford; nieces, nephews, other loving family and friends.

            Audrey was a vital and active woman who lived a full life. She loved people, the outdoors, the Twins and animals large and small. She was an independent woman that took pride in her knowledge of local and professional sports teams. She worked at several banks in the Twin Cities until she retired.

            Her remains will be buried next to her brother, Merlin in McCalister, Montana, a state she loved. Her wish was not to have a memorial service but memorials may be given to the Animal Humane Society of Golden Valley. Washburn-McReavy Robbinsdale Chapel 763-537-2333

 

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Photo from Meadow Creek Cemetery, Madison Co., MT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jane Barkell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Audrey L. Alford (SS# issued in MN) was born 23 March 1917 and died 25 Aug 2004, last residence Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN.

 

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BARBARA MARY ALFORD KUHRKE

 

[A nearly identical article was published the same day in the Minneapolis Star Tribune.]

 

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St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN—Tuesday, 1 May 2007

 

            Kuhrke, Barbara (Nee Alford)—Age 83 Former 3M Employee. On April 28, 2007.

            Preceded in death by husband, George; 1 brother; and 2 sisters.

            Survived by son, Mark (Paula); brother, Patrick Alford; and sister, Evelyn Karn.

            Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, 10AM at Church of Saint Bernard, 197 W. Geranium, St. Paul.

            Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Visitation Wednesday, 4-8PM at Bradshaw, 1078 Rice at Magnolia….

FAG photo requested 12/26/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Barbara Mary Kuhrke (SS# issued in MN) was born 26 Oct 1923, last residence St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN.

            See the obituary of her sister Ester May Alford Roth in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her sister Teresa M. Alford Yarbrough (with genealogical notes) in New Mexico Obituaries; and her brother Patrick Henry Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Barbara Mary 1923 MN1, Frederick Christopher 1897 WI2, Charles 1865 WI3, Sanford 1822 NY4, Asahel 1787 MA5, Asahel 1760 MA6, Elijah 1732 CT7, Josiah 1696 CT6, Josiah 1649 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1575 England8.

 

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CHARLES ERVIN “CHUCK” ALFORD

 

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Mankato, Blue Earth Co., MN—Friday, 5 August 2011

 

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            Charles E. “Chuck” Alford, age 77 of Mapleton, died Friday, August 05, 2011 at the Mapleton Community Home.

            Memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Mapleton with Rev. Vicki Hultine officiating. Burial will be in Union Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m., Monday, August 8, 2011 at Olson-Tichenor Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorials are preferred to Mapleton Community Home Auxiliary or donor’s choice.

            Charles Ervin was born February 26, 1934 to Edward and Marie (Doerr) Alford in St. Paul, MN. On May 1, 1954, Chuck was united in marriage to Patricia Rick. They were blessed with three children.

            Chuck is survived by daughter: Debbie (Brian) Jaeger of Mapleton; son: Kirk (Barb) Alford of Owatonna; grandchildren: Lisa (Brian) Doering of Alden, IA, Tracy (Josh) Werner of Cottage Grove, Cory Alford, Melissa Rosecke, and Jeremy (Melissa) Rosecke of Owatonna; great-grandchildren: Austin Werner, and Alec and Kaden Rosecke; sisters: Shirley Bour and Marlene Warner; brothers-in-law: Bill Rick and Dick (Shirley) Rick; sisters-in-law: Helen Cunningham, Gert Bialucha, and Gen (Ron) Jones; many nieces and nephews; and special friends: Dacy and Sam.

            Chuck was preceded in death by his wife; daughter, Diana; parents; and brother, Fred.

            Special thank you to the staff at the Mapleton Community Home for their kindness and compassion.

FAG photo requested 12/26/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Charles Ervin Alford (SS# issued in MN), last residence Mapleton, Blue Earth Co., MN.

            See the obituary of his wife, Patricia Rick Alford, in this compilation.

            Records show both Daniel and Edward Alford born 8 June 1895 who lived in MN. Edward may have been born Daniel and changed his name.

            On Edward Alford’s 1942 WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 47, living in St. Paul, MN. He was born 8 June 1895 in Winona Co., MN. His wife is Marie Alford. He is employed by Hamm Brewing Co.

            On Daniel James Alford’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 21, single, employed by Hamms Brewery, living in St. Paul, MN. His birth date is 8 June 1895, born Dodge, WI [but see 1895 MN State Census below].

            In 1920, St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN, Charles and Matilda Alford are living with 5 of their 6 living children. Daniel is missing.

            In 1910, St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN, Charles and Matilda Alford are living with 5 of their 6 living children. Daniel is missing.

            In 1900 Daniel is living with his family in Winona Ward 1 (District 195), Winona Co., MN, dwelling #262:

 

Chas. Alford         head   37   b. Dec 1862     WI WI WI      m. 6 years

Metilda                  wife    36   b. Aug 1870    MN Germany NY 3 children, 3 living

Danial                    son        5   b. Jun 1895      MN WI MN

Fred                       son        3   b. Mar 1897     WI WI MN

Erwin                    son        1   b. Apr 1899     MN WI MN

 

            On the 1895 Minnesota State Census, Chas., age 30 born WI, and Matilda Alford, age 35 born MN, are living in Winona, Winona Co., MN, with their only child, Daniel Alford age 3/12/ born MN.

 

            In 1870 Charles is living with his family in New Buffalo, Sauk Co., WI, dwelling #159:

 

Sandford Alford      48        NY         farm laborer

Rosella                      43        NY

Frank                        13        WI

Abby                           9        WI

Charles                        5        WI

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His possible lineage: Charles Ervin 1934 MN1, Edward / Daniel James 1895 WI2, Charles 1865 WI3, Sanford 1822 NY4, Asahel 1787 MA5, Asahel 1760 MA6, Elijah 1732 CT7, Josiah 1696 CT6, Josiah 1649 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1575 England8.

 

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CONRAD SHERWOOD ALFORD

 

Senior photo, 1950 Marshall High School yearbook, Magistrate – St. Paul, MN

 

PIONEER PRESS

St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN—27 May 2004

 

            Alford, Conrad S.—Attn: IBEW Local 110 of Maplewood Age 72, peacefully on May 26, 2004.

            Preceded in death by son, Steven; mother, Dorothy Sigety; and brother, Edmond.

            Survived by loving wife, Kathie; son, David (Annette); and daughter, Colleen (Bud) Witte.

            Service Friday, 11 AM at Bradshaw, 1174 Payne at Rose. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Park…. Bradshaw 1174 Payne Avenue 651-776-1551.

FAG photo requested 12/26/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Conrad S. Alford (SS# issued in MN) was born 12 Sept 1931, last residence St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN.

            See the obituaries of his first wife, Tonetta Ann Skiby Alford Berube; his second wife, Kathleen Ann Laschinger Alford; and brother Edmond Lyle Alford in this compilation.

            From MN Births: Conrad Sherwood Alford was born 12 Sept 1931 in Ramsey Co., MN. Both his father’s surname and his mother’s maiden name is listed as Alford.

            From MN Marriages: Conrad S. Alford, age 51, married Kathleen A. Pientka, age 39, on 11 June 1983 in Ramsey Co.

            From Minnesota Divorce Index, 1970–1995 (Ancestry): Conrad S. Alford, age 50, and Tonetta A. Alford, age 49, were divorced 14 June 1982 in Ramsey Co., MN.

            From MN Births: Conrad Sherwood Alford and Tonetta Ann Skiby are listed as parents of David Leonard Alford, born 1955, and Colleen Marie Alford, born 1958, both in Ramsey Co.

            Conrad Cuthill, age 8, and his brother Edmond Cuthill, age 15, are listed on the 1940 census in St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN, with Leon S. Cuthill, 36, and his wife Dorothy Cuthill, 31.

            It appears that Dorothy was unmarried when she had her sons, who later took her maiden name as their last name.

            Dorothy Alford was the daughter of Louis Alford and his second wife, Ida Kruse.

            His maternal lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Conrad Sherwood 1931 MN1, Dorothy 1908 WI2, Louis 1864 England3, William 1838 England4, George 1801 England5.

 

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DAVID HARLAN ALVORD

 

DULUTH NEWS-TRIBUNE

Duluth, St. Louis Co., MN—Saturday, 12 October 1996

 

            David H. Alvord, 51, Peabody Street, died suddenly Thursday, Oct. 10, 1996, in St. Luke’s Hospital.

            He was a lifelong Duluth resident, graduating from Denfeld High School and earning a bachelor of science degree from the University of Minnesota-Duluth. He then went on to serve his internship as a medical technologist at St. Luke’s Hospital, where he met his wife, Priscilla. David and Priscilla worked together in the lab at St. Luke’s Hospital for 28 years, and, on Sept. 14, also celebrated their 28th wedding anniversary. He was a past member and president of the Jaycees.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Gordon and Eunice Alvord; and two brothers, Gordon Jr. and Steven Alvord.

            He is survived by his wife, Priscilla; two daughters, Kimberly and Amy, both of Duluth; and a brother, Robert of Minneapolis.

            Visitation: 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, and continuing from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, in Jarvi-Dowd Chapel. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday in St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Burial will be in Oneota Cemetery.

FAG photo requested 12/26/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that David H. Alvord (SS# issued in MN) was born 13 Aug 1945, last residence not listed.

            MN Deaths lists David Harlan Alvord, died 10 Oct 1996 in St. Louis Co., born 13 Aug 1945, mother’s maiden name Morris.

            From MN Births: David Harlan Alvord, born 13 Aug 1945 in St. Louis Co., parents Gordon Alvord and Eunice Morris.

 

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DONNA FAY ALFORD BRADY SCHNEIDER

 

DAILY HERALD

Austin, Mower Co., MN—Saturday, 14 June 2008

 

            Donna F. Schneider, age 62, of Winnebago, Minn. died Thursday, June 12, 2008, at her home from cancer.

            Donna was born January 21, 1946, at Austin, Minn., the daughter of Fred E. and Mildred O. (Himle) Alford.

            She was a graduate of Austin High School. On Feb. 15, 1969 she married Patrick M. Brady in Austin, Minn. Donna worked as an accountant in banking, including Americana in Medford and MinnStar in Mankato. In 1989 she graduated from Austin Community College. Pat preceded her in death in 1991. On Sept. 24, 2002 she married David D. Schneider in Winnebago.

            Donna enjoyed playing pool, camping, pets, butterflies, and spending time with her family.

            She is survived by her husband: David Schneider, Winnebago, Minn.; sons: Patrick J. (Heather) Brady, Waseca, Minn., and Michael P. Brady, Northfield, Minn.; eight grandchildren ; sister: Diane Lothson, White Bear Lake, Minn.; brother: David(Kristi) Alford, Austin, Minn.

            She was preceded in death by her parents.

            Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 16, 2008, at 11 a.m., at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Winnebago, with Rev. Ronald Jobe officiating.

            Burial will be in Owatonna Memorial Gardens, Owatonna, Minn. Visitation time will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Spencer-Owen Funeral Home in Winnebago and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.

FAG photo requested 12/26/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Donna Fay Schneider (SS# issued in MN), last residence Winnebago, Faribault Co., MN.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Mildred Ora Himle Alford; and grandparents, Emmett Carl Alford and Elmira J. Louden Alford,

 

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DOROTHY IRENE PAULSON ALLFORD

 

STAR TRIBUNE

Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN—Sunday, 6 May 2007

 

            Allford, Dorothy I. age 81, of Chaska [Carver Co.], died on April 30, 2007. Preceded in death by husband, Donald; parents, Lewis and Mabel Paulson; brothers, Donald, Marvin, Merlin, Harold, and Roger Paulson. Survived by daughter, Lisa Allford, of Chaska; granddaughter, Meleah Allford, of Chaska; brothers Robert Paulson, of IL, and Lewis Paulson, of OR.

            At Dorothy’s request, there will be no memorial service. Bertas Funeral Home (952) 448-2137

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothea Irene Allford (SS# issued in MN) was born 9 Feb 1926, last residence Chaska, Carver Co., MN.

 

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EDMOND LYLE ALFORD

 

PIONEER PRESS

St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN—Tuesday, 30 December 2003

 

Alford, Edmond L.

Husband, Dad & Grandfather

Born June 10, 1924

 

            Preceded in death by his mother Dorothy Sigety; & son Richard.

            Survived by his much loved wife Edna; daughter Roxie; son-in-law Patrick; granddaughters Kati & Kerstin; spectacular cousins & friends Michele & Cathy; and brother Conrad.

            Friends are invited to attend Memorial Services 2PM Saturday Jan. 3rd at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 436 No. Roy St. on the Midway, with reception following. Memorials preferred to the Church, Union Gospel Mission, or donor’s choice. Arr. The Roseville Memorial Chapel, 651-631-2727.

FAG photo requested 12/31/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Edmond L. Alford (SS# issued in MN) and list his death date as 27 Dec 2003, last residence St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Edna Margaret Moser Alford; son Richard David Alford; and brother Conrad Sherwood Alford in this compilation.

            From MN Births: Edmond Lyle Alford and Edna Margaret Moser are listed as parents of Richard David Alford, born 1946, and Roxanna Alford, born 1948, both in Ramsey Co.

            From Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Ancestry): Edmond L. Alford was born 10 June 1924 in St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN. His parents are listed as Leon Cuthill and Dorothy Alford.

            Edmond Cuthill, age 15, and his brother Conrad Cuthill, age 8, are listed on the 1940 census in St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN, with Leon S. Cuthill, 36, and his wife Dorothy Cuthill, 31.

            In 1930 St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN, Dorothy Alford, age 21, is a single lodger with no children living with her, working as a cafeteria checker. Edmond has not been located on the 1930 census.

            It appears that Dorothy was unmarried when she had her sons, who later took her maiden name as their last name.

            Dorothy Alford was the daughter of Louis Alford and his second wife, Ida Kruse.

            His maternal lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Edmond Lyle 1924 MN1, Dorothy 1908 WI2, Louis 1864 England3, William 1838 England4, George 1801 England5.

 

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EDNA MARGARET MOSER ALFORD

 

PIONEER PRESS

St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN—Thursday, 5 February 2004

 

Alford, Edna Margaret

Wife, Mom, Grandma

Born 10/1/1925 - Died 2/2/2004

 

            Preceded in death by: her parents, Henry & Anna Moser; sister, Anna Wilbur; recently (12/27/03); by her much loved husband, Edmond; and son, Richard.

            Survived by her daughter, Roxie, son-in-law, Patrick and their daughter, Kati; Rick’s daughter, Kerstin; and treasured cousins and friends, Michele & Cathy.

            Edna and Eddie had a love for each other that comes around once every couple of millennia. When Eddie died, Edna died too. It just took a few weeks for her soul to catch up to her heart. Edna spent her life being an inquisitor and an encourager and the one who who painted silver linings in grey clouds. Right now she is probably greeting old friends and new, and most likely trying to feed people. Now it’s time for us to paint those grey clouds for ourselves and others.

            Profound thanks to Pastor Joy Johnson & Intern Steve Floftad for their many spiritual blessings. There are no words to adequately express gratitude to the staff & volunteers at the Pillars Hospice. Their gentle and thoughtful care will always be remembered. Dear Family & Friend, so many of you gave generous memorials in Eddie’s name and sent cards and flowers, don’t think it necessary to repeat this for Edna.

            Please join Edna’s family in a celebration of a life well lived at 1PM Saturday February 7th at Bethlehem Lutheran Church 436 No. Roy Street in the St. Paul Midway. Arr. The Roseville Memorial Chapel 651/631-2727

FAG photo requested 12/31/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Edna M. Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Edmond Lyle Alford; and son Richard David Alford in this compilation.

 

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ELMIRA J. LOUDEN ALFORD

 

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_____, MN—_____ March 1942

 

Mrs. Elmira Alford

 

            Elmira Louden, daughter of Gardner and Pauline Louden, was born at Glenville [Freeborn Co.]. Minn., Dec. 31, 1885, and died at her home in Faribault [Rice Co.] on March 17, 1942 at the age of 56 years, two months, 18 days.

            She lived in Glenville until her marriage to Emmett Alford on April 30, 1900 [Emmet’s obituary says April 29, 1901], in Albert Lea. They came to Austin and made their home here for 22 years, moving to Faribault in 1922, where they since resided. To them eight children were born: Chester, Myrtle, Mildred, Stanley, Virginia, Merlyn, Fred and Beverley. Mr. Alford died on June 1, 1936 [sic: June 11, 1935]; Myrtle on June 22, 1935; Merlyn in 1926; and Beverley, in infancy.

            Mrs. Alford is survived by five children: Chester Alford of Minneapolis, Mrs. Mildred Scott of Chicago, Ill., Stanley Alford of Minneapolis, Mrs. Virginia Horn of Binghamton, New York, and Fred Alford of Austin. She also leaves five sisters, Mrs. Helen Biephley of Albert Lea, Mrs. Della Wendt and Mrs. Addie Torgerson of Glenville, Mrs. Aldia Greenland of Gilmore City, Iowa, and Mrs. Irene Muggeley of Minneapolis; four brothers, Jay and John Loudon of Austin, Henry Louden of Medford, and Tom Louden of Kansas City, Kans; 11 grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of the Church of Christ in Austin. She was also a member of the Degree of Honor Lodge in Austin.

            Mrs. Alford was not ill very long, but was stricken with heart trouble on her way home at noon Tuesday, March 17, and lived but an hour. She was loved and respected by all who knew her and her sudden death brings sorrow to her family circle and friends.

            Funeral services were conducted both in Farifault and in Austin on Sunday, March 22. Interment was in Oakwood cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Emmett Carl Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her daughter-in-law Mildred Ora Himle Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her grandson Jay Raymond “Jasper” Alford in Missouri Obituaries.

            MN Deaths lists Elmira J. Alford, died 18 March 1942 in Rice Co., which differs from the obituary.

 

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EMMETT CARL ALFORD

 

Source unknown

_____, MN—_____ June 1935

 

EMMET ALFORD, 54, WAS BURIED AT AUSTIN ON FRIDAY

 

            Emmet Alford, the past nine years, shoe repair man at the Busy Bee here, died on Tuesday, June 11 at 12:45 p.m. at St. Lucas hospital, following an illness lasting since February 3rd.

            Mr. Alford was stricken with pneumonia in February and five weeks ago suffered a relapse and was taken to the hospital where death came.

            Mr. Alford was born August 13, 1880 in Glenville [Freeborn Co.], Minnesota where he lived during his infancy. When he was nine years old he with his family moved to Austin [Mower Co.], Minnesota where he lived for the next twenty-five years.

            While in Austin Mr. Alford operated a shoe repair shop. He was married to Miss Elmira Louden of Glenville, at Albert Lea, on April 29, 1901 [Elmira’s obituary says April 30, 1900]. To the Alford’s eight children were born, six of whom survive. One child died in infancy and one son Murlin was killed in an accident eleven years ago.

            While in Austin he was a member of the Home Guards. Mr. Alford was a quiet person, was a faithful worker and will be sadly missed by his family and co-workers.

            Funeral services were held at 1 o’clock on Friday from the Alford home at 16 14th Street [Faribault] and at 3:00 o’clock at the Christian Church at Austin with Rev. Poll officiating. Burial was made in Oakwod cemetery at Austin.

            Left to mourn his departure is his wife, of Faribault; three sons, Chester of Austin, Stanley of Chicago and Fred of Faribault; three daughters, Mrs. Will Lee of Faribault, Mrs. Martin Buddish of Chicago and Mrs. Kenneth Hor of Minneapolis. He also leaves twelve grandchildren and a half brother, Harry Kaiser at Austin.

 

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Photo from Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Mower Co., MN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kathy Pike

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Elmira Louden Alford; and his daughter-in-law Mildred Ora Himle Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his grandson Jay Raymond “Jasper” Alford in Missouri Obituaries.

            MN Deaths lists Emmett Carl Alford, died 11 June 1935 in Rice Co.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Emmett Carl 1880 MN1, Alonzo 1842 NY2, Lewis Austin 1814 VT3, Ashley Owen 1770 VT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1575 England9.

           

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ERIC J. HRUZA ALFORD

 

TIMES AND DEMOCRAT

Orangeburg, SC—Tuesday, 9 July 2004

 

            Eric J. Hruza Alford, 21, of St. Paul, Minn., died while serving on active duty, on July 5, 2004.

            Procession from the mortuary will be held at 9:30 a.m. Friday, July 9, with a graveside service at 10 a.m. at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

            Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his father, David, and uncle, Gary Hruza.

            Survivors include his mother, Beverly Hruza Hayne; a brother, Norman Newland; a sister, Melissa Hruza; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George (Marlene) Hruza, and Patrick Alford and Lois Shepherd; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and many friends….

            Mueller Mortuary in Minnesota is in charge of arrangements.

 

In another article:

 

PIONEER PRESS

St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN—Sunday, 7 July 2004

 

 

            Alford, Eric J. (Hruza)—Beloved Son, Brother, Grandson Uncle & Nephew Age 21 of St. Paul, while serving on active duty, on July 5, 2004.

            Preceded in death by father David; and uncle Gary Hruza.

            Survived by mother Beverly (Hruza) Hayne; brother Norman Newland; sister Melissa Hruza; grandparents George & Marlene Hruza, Patrick Alford & Lois Shepherd; aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews; & many friends.

            Eric found his life in the US Navy serving onboard USS Abraham Lincoln. Visitation 4-8PM Thursday (today) at Mueller Mortuary Parkway Chapel, 835 Johnson Pkwy.... Graveside 10AM Friday at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Memorials preferred.

 

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Photo from Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Steve Edquist

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Eric J. Alford (SS# issued in MN) was born 27 Dec 1982, last residence St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN.

 

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ESTHER MAY ALFORD ROTH

 

PIONEER PRESS

St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN—Saturday, 19 February 2000

 

            Roth, Ester M. (Alford) born 8/8/20 [different than gravestone and SSDI], died on Feb 17 after a long fight with illness.

            Preceded in death by husband, Carl; son, Fredrick; parents, brother, 2 grandsons & a great-granddaughter.

            Survived by 2 daughters, Claudia Miller, Lucretia (Don) Neumann; 2 sons, Darrel (Sylvia) & Gregory; sisters, Barb Kuhrke, Evelyn Karn, Theresa Yarbough; brother, Patrick; 31 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren & 6 great great-grandchildren.

            .... Funeral Service 10:30 AM at Mueller’s [Mortuary]. Interment at Ft Snelling Nat’l Cemetery 12 PM on Tues (2/22)....

 

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Permission granted by the photographer, GenealogyJenny

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Esther M. Roth (SS# issued in MN) was born 9 Aug 1920, last residence

            See the obituary of her sister Barbara Mary Alford Kuhrke in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Teresa M. Alford Yarbrough (with genealogical notes) in New Mexico Obituaries; and brother Patrick Henry Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

           

            MN Deaths lists Ester May Roth, died 17 Feb 2000 in St. Paul, Ramsey Co., born 9 Aug 1920 in St. Paul, mother’s maiden name Kuffel.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Ester May 1920 MN1, Frederick Christopher 1897 WI2, Charles 1865 WI3, Sanford 1822 NY4, Asahel 1787 MA5, Asahel 1760 MA6, Elijah 1732 CT7, Josiah 1696 CT6, Josiah 1649 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1575 England8.

 

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GARY A. ALFRED

 

PIONEER PRESS

St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN—2 March 2012

 

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            Gary A. Alfred—Greeted life and everyone else with high fives along the way. At age 65, passed away after a spirited battle with cancer surrounded by loving family in the comfort of his own home.

            Veteran of the U.S. Air Force, 34-year employee of Burlington Northern Railroad, avid golfer, passionate Minnesota sports fan and the life of the party.

            Survived by dedicated wife, Connie “Boots;” son, Ryan; daughter, Amanda (Ryan); brothers, Don and Gary “Cy;” mother-in-law, Dolores McNulty; brothers-in-law, Mark and Greg (Karen) McNulty; cousins; awesome nieces and nephews; co-workers and friends.

            Preceded in death by parents, Dudley and Verna; brother, Tom; father-in-law, Robert “Bob” McNulty.

            Visitation at Roseville Memorial Chapel, 2245 North Hamline Avenue, Roseville MN on Saturday, March 3rd from 2PM- 6PM with memorial service at 5PM.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gary A. Alfred (SS# issued in MN) was born 5 Apr 1946 and died 1 March 2012, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Verna Eunice Swanson Alfred; and brother Thomas Dudley Alfred in this compilation.

 

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GREGORY CURTIS ALFORD

 

PIONEER PRESS

St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN—Wednesday, 3 October 2007

 

 

            Alford, Gregory C. Loving Husband, Dad, Grandpa Visitation Today Age 58, of St. Paul, passed away October 1, 2007.

            Survived by loving wife, Kathleen (nee Lynam); children, Elizabeth (Antoine) Khoueir, James (Naomi), Thomas, & Stephen; granddaughter, Anne Marie Khoueir; mother, Kay (Winfred) Johnson; father-in-law Leo Einfeldt; sister, Kathy (Gus) Nieboer; brothers, James (Barb), Tom, & Tim (Debbie); many nieces & nephews.

            Preceded in death by father, Charles. Greg was a Vietnam Veteran who served in the United States Marine Corps.

            He had fond memories of playing on the 1976 All American Bar Fast-Pitch Softball World Series Championship team. He was an avid reader & golfer (4 holes in one), and longtime member at Dellwood Hills Country Club. Employee of Davis & Associates in Eden Prairie. Lastly, he was the proudest grandpa of his precious “Lodie” (Annie), and invented the game “toe-toe” for her. He was exceptional at everything he did, a hero to many, and will be sorely missed.

            Mass of Christian Burial 11AM Thursday, October 4 at The Church of st. Agnes, 548 Lafond Ave., St. Paul. Interment Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Visitation at Mueller-Bies Funeral Home—Roseville, 2130 N. Dale St. at County Rd B from 4—8PM Wednesday (today). In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the American Cancer Society or the Disabled American Veterans. Mueller-Bies 651-487-2550.

 

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Photo from Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Steve Edquist

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gregory C. Alford (SS# issued in MN) was born 4 March 1949, last residence not listed.

            From MN Births: Gregory Curtis Alford, born 4 March 1949 in Ramsey Co., parents Charles Aaron Alford and Kathryn Dorothy Jonas.

 

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HAROLD EVANS “BUD” ALLFORD

 

PIONEER PRESS

St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN—Friday, 13 August 1993

 

            Allford, “Bud” Harold E., age 80, Arden Hills. Vice President Northwestern College. Funeral services Saturday, 1:00pm, Roseville Covenant Church. Visitation Friday 5-7pm at the church and 1 hour prior to service on Sat. Sunset Funeral Chapel 789-3596.

 

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Photo from Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, #47592448

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Harold E. Allford (SS# issued in MN) was born 15 Feb 1913 and died 11 Aug 1993, last residence St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN.

            MN Deaths lists Harold Evans Allford, died 11 Aug 1993 in Hennepin Co., born 15 Feb 1913, mother’s maiden name Evans.

 

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HARRIET L. ALFORD EVANS

 

[She died in MN, but we are also including her in Texas Obituaries because that was her residence.]

 

MORNING NEWS

Dallas, Dallas Co., TX—Thursday, 27 April 1950

 

 

MRS. EVANS’ RITES SET IN MINNEAPOLIS

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. William Leroy Evans, 90, an early Dallas clubwoman and resident here seventy years, will be held Thursday in Minneapolis, Minn. Burial also will be there.

            Mrs. Evans died there Tuesday night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Edgar G. Hanschke. Her Dallas residence was at 3619 Rawlins. She visited her daughter every year in Minneapolis and became ill on her last trip there several months ago.

            Mrs. Evans was born at Alford’s Bluff on the Trinity River in Trinity County. As a child she lived in Galveston where her father, George F. Alford, was in the cotton business.

            When she finished school in Staunton, Va., her family moved to Dallas. In 1881, she married William Leroy Evans of Alabama.

            Mrs. Evans was a charter member of the Dallas Woman’s Club and among the first elected members of the Dallas Shakespeare Club.

            She also held memberships in the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas.

            She is survived by one son, John F. Evans of Little Rock, Ark., and two daughters, Mrs. Hanschke and Mrs. George T. Atkins of St. Louis, Mo.; five grandchildren and twelve great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, #47592448

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of her mother, Annie Marie Maulsby Alford; and brother Albert Hulbert Alford in Idaho Obituaries; her father, George Frederick Alford, in Texas Obituaries; and her sister Linda D. Alford Edmonson in Missouri Obituaries.

            Her husband, William Leroy Evans (1853–1925), is buried in Grove Hill Memorial Park in Dallas, TX [Find A Grave].

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Harriet L. 1859 TX1, George Frederick 1836 MO2, George G. 1793 NY3, George 1764 CT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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IRMA MABEL LINSCOTT ALVORD

 

STAR TRIBUNE

Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN—Sunday, 10 July 2005

 

            Irma M. Alvord, age 90, of Becker, formerly of Orono passed away on July 7, 2005 at Sunrise Cottages in Buffalo where she was thoughtfully and gently cared for during her last few weeks.

            Preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Maxwell E. and son, Maxwell T.

            She is loved and will be deeply missed by son Peter (Sharon), many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, and beloved dog, Riley.

            Services will be held at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery on Thursday, July 14, 2005 at 10:30 a.m., where she will be buried beside her late husband. Dingmann Family F.H. (763) 262-1454.

 

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Photo from Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Steve Edquist

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Irma M. Alvord (SS# issued in MN) was born 12 Dec 1914, last residence Long Lake, Hennepin Co., MN.

            Her middle and maiden names are from family trees at Ancestry.com, which list her parents as Frank David Linscott and Mable Nettie Whitcomb.

 

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JANET F. MICKO ALFORD

 

PIONEER PRESS

St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN—Wednesday, 21 January 2004

 

            Alford, Janet (Micko)—Age 91, Of St. Paul Beloved Mother & Grandmother Died Jan. 16, 2004.

            Graduated from the College of St. Catherine in 1936. She had a long career as a RN at Ancker and St. Paul Ramsey Hospitals.

            Preceded in death by husband, Arthur; and son, Michael.

            Survived by son, John and wife, Mary; daughter, Jan Bressoud and husband, David; daughter-in-law, Cynthia; grandchildren, Kari, Maren, and Aaron.

            Memorial service Sat., Jan, 24, 2004, 1PM at St. Paul’s on the Hill Episcopal Church, 1524 Summit Ave, St. Paul. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Friends of the St. Paul Public Library or The Episcopal Church Home.

            Private interment Alma, WI. Twin Cities Cremation 651-645-1233

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Janet M. Alford (SS# issued in MN) was born 10 Nov 1912, last residence St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN.

            See the obituary of her son Michael Joseph Alford in this compilation.

            From FindAGrave.com: Janet shares a gravestone with her husband, Arthur A. Alford (1910–1978) in Alma Cemetery, Alma, Buffalo Co., WI, inscription “Married Feb. 18, 1937.”

            Arthur Allen Alford was the son of Louis Alford and his second wife, Ida Kruse.

            Her husband’s lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Arthur Allen 1910 WI1, Louis 1864 England2, William 1838 England3, George 1801 England4.

 

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JERAMY LYNN ALFORD, JR.

 

STAR TRIBUNE

Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN—17 September 2003

 

            Jeramy Lynn Alford, Jr., 20 months old, passed away on September 15, 2003. Funeral services were held on Friday at the Washburn-McReavy Hillside Chapel. Interment was in Hillside Cemetery.

            Surviving are his mother, Dana Christensen; father, Jeramy, Sr.; sister, Jasmine Alford; grandparents, Cliff and Ronnie Christensen and Lillie Alford; and foster parents, Cindy and Doug Gregoire.

 

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KATHLEEN ANN LASCHINGER ALFORD

 

PIONEER PRESS

St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN—Sunday, 29 April 2007

 

            Alford, Kathie nee Laschinger Age 63, of St. Paul Passed away April 27, 2007.

            Preceded in death by husband, Conrad.

            Survived by mother, Helen Laschinger; brother, Keith (Julie) Laschinger; nephews, Luke and Lee Laschinger; step-son, David (Annette); step-daughter, Colleen (Bud) Witte; and aunts and uncles.

            Service Wednesday, 11AM at Bradshaw, 1174 Payne at Rose. Interment Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation Tuesday 4-7PM and one hour prior to the service Wednesday....

FAG photo requested 12/26/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Kathleen Ann Alford (SS# issued in MN) was born 9 March 1944, last residence St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN.

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

            From MN Births: Kathleen Ann Laschinger, born 9 March 1944 in Ramsey Co., parents Charles Duane Laschinger and Helen Linnea Carlson.

 

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KENNITH BRADFORD HALFORD

 

STAR TRIBUNE

Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN—Wednesday, 16 July 2008

 

 

            Halford, Kennith B. “Ken” age 85 of Golden Valley [Hennepin Co.], MN and formerly of the Lake Minnetonka area.

            Preceded in death by son, Dale Halford.

            Survived by daughter, Mary Jenkins, UT; also survived by sons, Bradd (Remy) Halford, CA, Perry Halford, CA; daughter, Colleen Halford, MN and their mother, Verna Letts, CA; six grandchildren and many great- grandchildren; brother, Richard (Kathy) Halford, UT; sister, Dora (Joe) Plant, UT; and other family members.

            Ken was a longtime employee with Brown Photo/Black’s Photo. WW II Veteran, U.S. Coast Guard-Merchant Marine. Ken loved to golf whenever he would get the chance.

            Funeral service, Friday, July 18, 2008 at 11:00 am. Visitation Thursday from 5:00 pm- 8:00 pm and one hour prior to service all at Huber Funeral Home Chapel, 520 2nd St. Excelsior, MN. Interment Woodside Cemetery, Shorewood, MN. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to the American Red Cross. Huber Funeral & Cremation Services Excelsior Chapel 952-474-9595 www.huberfunerals.com.

FAG photo requested 12/27/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Kennith Bradford Halford (SS# issued in UT) was born 27 May 1923 and died 13 July 2008, last residence Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN.

 

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MABLE “JIMMY” HOPPLE OMMUNDSON ALVORD

 

BILLINGS GAZETTE

Billings, Yellowstone Co., MT—Saturday, 14 April 2012

 

MADISON LAKE, Minn.—Mable “Jimmy” Alvord, age 83, of Madison Lake, Minn., died on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, at Mayo Clinic Health System, Mankato, Minn. A memorial service was held April 2, 2012, at Mankato Mortuary and burial was in Eagle Lake Cemetery.

            Mable was born on Aug. 1, 1928, in Billings, to Burt and Alice (Kilfoy) Hopple. She graduated from Billings Senior High School in 1946. Her second marriage was to Merwin Alvord and they moved, ending up in Minnesota. She worked at Sears for well over 40 years in various departments. She enjoyed outdoors, including gardening, fishing and her flowers.

            Mable is survived by her son, Michael (Mistie) Ommundson of Madison Lake, Minn.; her daughter, Pam Jackson of Billings; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

FAG photo requested 12/27/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From SSDI: Merwin Alvord was born 1 Oct 1920 and died 7 June 1995, last residence Madison Lake, Blue Earth, MN.

            From Social Security Applications and Claims Index (Ancestry): He was born in Karthan [? – probably Hartland], Niagara Co., NY, the son of Wilbur Arter and Leila Alvord.

            From her Find A Grave memorial: Leila Estella Alvord was born 2 March 1903, daughter of Edward Marion Alvord and Estella Victoria Robison. She married Wilbur Andrew Arter.

            In 1920 Lockport, Niagara Co., NY, Leila Alvord, age 17 single, is living in the household of her sister Cynthia, and her husband Clarence Bowman.

            On the 1925 NY State Census, Leila and her son Merwin Alvord, age 3, are still living in her sister’s household in Lockport.

            In 1930, still in Lockport, Leila and her husband, Wilbur Arter, are still in the household Cynthia Bowman, widowed.

            In 1930 Hartland, Niagara Co., NY, Merwin Alvord is in the household of his maternal grandparents, Edward and Stella Alvord.

            Merwin Alvord’s birth father is not known.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s maternal ALVORD lineage: Merwin 1920 NY1, Leila Estella 1903 NY2, Edward Marion 1857 NY3, Valett 1825 NY4, Zelotes 1790 VT5, Phineas 1763 VT6, Phineas 1737 VT7, Thomas 1710 MA8, Thomas 1683 MA9, Thomas 1653 CT10, Alexander 1627 England11, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England12.

 

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MARY CAROLINE ALVORD HILDEEN

 

STAR TRIBUNE

Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN—Wednesday, 10 January 2007

 

            Hildeen, Mary C. (nee Alvord) age 91, long time resident of Brooklyn Center. Mary was the wife of the late Don Hildeen and the mother of the late Donna Moldenhauer.

            She is survived by daughter, Roxanne (John) Lawrence; grandchildren, Suzanne Moldenhauer, Michael, Nicholas, and Benjamin Lawrence; and sister, Lola Kanneman.

            Memorials preferred to Brooklyn United Methodist Church or the North Memorial Hospice Unit. Memorial Service Thursday 2 pm, with visitation starting at 1:30 pm at Brooklyn United Methodist Church, 7200 Brooklyn Blvd., Brooklyn Center.

            Interment Mound Cemetery. Evans-Nordby 763-533-3000

FAG photo requested 12/27/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From MN Births: Mary Caroline Alvord was born 19 May 1915 in Martin Co., MN, mother’s maiden name Kately.

            In 1920 Ceylon, Martin Co., MN, Mary, age 4, is living with her parents, Luther and Mable Alvord, and 3 siblings.

            From South Dakota Marriages, 1905–2013 (Ancestry): Donald W. Hildeen, resident of Mankato, Blue Karth, MN, married Mary Alvord, resident of Ceylon, Martin Co., MN, on 14 May 1938 in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha Co., SC.

            From MN Deaths: Donald W. Hildeen, born 23 July 1912, died 14 Apr 1993 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her ALVORD lineage: Mary Caroline 1915 MN1, Luther 1881 MN2, William Clark 1838 NY3, Daniel B. 1807 NY4, Butler 1780 CT5, Daniel 1743 CT6, Thomas 1710 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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MATHILDA ALMA MARIA POST ALVORD

 

POST BULLETIN

Rochester, Olmsted Co., MN—9 August 1983

 

            Mathilda Alvord, 92, a resident at Chosen Valley Care Center in since 1982 and formerly of Rochester, died today of respiratory failure at the nursing home in Chatfield.

            Mrs. Alvord was born Mathilda Alma Maria Post on Sept. 17, 1890, in Ledyard Township of Kossuth County, Iowa. She lived in Iowa and Missouri before coming to Minnesota in 1910 after her marriage to Marion L. Alvord on Oct. 5 of that year in Algona, Iowa. They farmed in Minnesota’s Martin County and then moved to Chatfield in 1926. They moved to Rochester in 1948. Mr. Alvord died in December 1955. Mrs. Alvord, a homemaker, was a member of the Royal Neighbors of American, Chatfield Chapter.

            Survivors include two sons, Harlan of Rochester and Stanley of Austin, Texas; a daughter, Mrs. Donal (Clarice) Hinesley of Austin, Texas; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and a great-great-grandson. She was also preceded in death by a son, a grandson and 10 brothers and sisters.

            The funeral is 11 a.m. Thursday at Christ United Methodist Church.... Burial will be in Lakebelt Cemetery in Ceylon, Minn.

            Friends may call from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday at Vine Funeral Home....

FAG photo requested 12/27/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Aug 1983) dates of Mathilda Alvord (SS# issued in MN), last residence Rochester, Olmsted Co., MN.

            We included the obituary of her son Stanley Alvord in Texas Obituaries.

            MN Deaths lists Mathilda Alma Maria Alvord, died 9 Aug 1983 in Fillmore Co., born 17 Sept 1890, mother’s maiden name Gilbert.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Marion Louis 1885 MN1, William Clark 1838 NY2, Daniel B. 1807 NY3, Butler 1780 CT4, Daniel 1743 CT5, Thomas 1710 MA6, Thomas 1683 MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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Xxx MICHAEL JOSEPH ALFORD

 

PIONEER PRESS

St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN—Saturday, 27 July 1996

 

            Alford, Michael J., age 54, of Spring Valley [Fillmore Co.], MN, formerly of St. Paul, died Thursday, July 25, 1996, at his home following a brief illness.

            He is survived by his wife, Cynthia; his mother, Janet Alford of St. Paul; a sister and brother-in-law, Janice and David Bressoud of St. Paul; and a brother and sister-in-law, John and Mary Alford of Louisville, KY.

            Funeral is 2:00 PM Monday, July 29, at the Fountain United Methodist Church in Fountain, MN. Burial will be in Fillmore Cemetery. Visitation 5-7:00 PM Sunday at Thauwald Funeral Home in Spring Valley.

FAG photo requested 12/31/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his mother, Janet F. Micko Alford, in this compilation.

            From MN Marriages: Michael J. Alford, age 24, married Cynthia M. Earley, age 23, on 30 July 1966 in Fillmore Co.

            From MN Deaths: Michael Joseph Alford was born 5 Apr 1942 in St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN, and died 25 July 1996 in Fillmore Co., mother’s maiden name Micko.

            His lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Michael Joseph 1942 MN1, Arthur Allen 1910 WI2, Louis 1864 England3, William 1838 England4, George 1801 England5.

 

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MILDRED ORA HIMLE ALFORD

 

DAILY HERALD

Austin, Mower Co., MN—Sunday, 16 August 1998

 

            Mildred Ora Alford, 81, of Austin, died Thursday, August 13, 1998 at her home.

            She was born Feb 20, 1917 in Dodge County, (MN) the daughter of Erick and Bertha Brekke Himle.

            She attended rural school and later received her GED. She was married to Frederick Alford on Feb. 20, 1938.

            She was a home maker and worked for 15 years as a public health aid. Mildred was a member of St. Olaf Lutheran Church.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two brothers and two sisters.

            She is survived by daughters and son-in-law Diane Lothson, North St. Paul; Donna and Jerry Oberle, Faribault; son and daughter-in-law David and Kristi Alford, Austin; sisters and brothers-in-law Ethelyn Hahn, Austin; Hazel and Norman Pearson, Rochester; Jane and James Lepeska, Minnetonka; brothers and sisters-in-law Olgar and Judy Himle, Austin; Lee and Carol Himle, Spring Valley; brother-in-law and wife Harvey an Elaine Fjerstad, Austin; Aunt Stella Fjerstad, Kasson, six grand children and many nieces and nephews.

            Memorial services: Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 am at St. Olaf Lutheran Church.... Visitation will be at the Clasen-Jordan Mortuary....

            Interment: Burial will be in the Oakwood Cemetery in Austin.

 

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Photo from Oakwood Cemetery, Austin, Mower Co., MN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kathy Pike

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mildred H. Alford (SS# issued in MN), last residence Austin, Mower Co., MN.

            See the obituary of her daughter Donna Fay Alford Schneider in this compilation.

            MN Deaths lists Mildred Ora Alford, died 13 Aug 1998 in Austin, Mower Co., born 20 Feb 1917 in Dodge Co., MN, mother’s maiden name Brekke.

            Her husband is listed in MN Deaths as Frederick Emmett Alford, died 17 Oct 1988 in Olmsted Co., born 12 Dec 1915, mother’s maiden name Louden.

            Frederick Alford, age 4, was listed in the 1900 census of Austin, Mower Co., MN. He was the son of Emmett C. and Elmira J. Alford. They were ages 33 and 18 both born in MN.

 

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PATRICIA RICK ALFORD

 

PIONEER PRESS

St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN—11 September 2002

 

            Alford (nee Rick)—Patricia age 67. Services Thurs. 11AM St. John’s. Visit. Wed. 4-8PM Olson-Tichenor Funeral Home, all in Mapleton. Memorials preferred. Call 507-524-3616 for info.

            Pat was born 1/28/35 in ST. Paul to Leo & Gertrude (Schroeder) Rick. Class of x’53 grad. North St. Paul High. Married Charles Alford 5/1/54.

            Survivors: husband; daughter Debbie (Brian) Jaeger; son Kirk; bros.: Bill (Geri), White Bear Lake; Dick (Shirley), Oakdale; sisters: Betty Paine, Helen Cunningham, Gert Bialucha, Gen (Ron) Jones; 3 grandchildren.

            Preceded by: daughter Diana; bro. Leo; sis. Doris Neumann.

FAG photo requested 12/26/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Patricia Alford (SS# issued in MN) and list her death date as 9 Sept 2002, last residence Mapleton, Blue Earth Co., MN.

            See the obituary of her husband, Charles Ervin “Chuck” Alford, in this compilation.

 

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PERCY OLIVER ALFRED

 

THE JOURNAL

New Ulm, Brown Co., MN—Thursday, 2 December 2004

 

            Percy O. Alfred, 92, of 1127 North Washington in New Ulm, died Tuesday, November 30, 2004, at the New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm.

            A private family service will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, December 3, at Minnesota Valley Funeral Home in New Ulm with burial at a later date in the New Ulm City Cemetery....

            He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, LaVonne and Larry Christensen of Sleepy Eye, Helen and Bob Vogel, Joni and Dave Ahlness, all of New Ulm; sons and daughters-in-law, Mel and Dianne Alfred of New Ulm, Myron and Judy Alfred of Florence, Montana; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandson; a sister and brother-in-law, Katherine and Willard Gluth of New Ulm; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Irene Alfred of Cornelius, Oregon, Imelda and Raymond Havemeier of New Ulm, and Pearl Alfred of Roselle, Illinois.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Irene Alfred on January 18, 1981; sister, Mary Pitzner; brothers, Albert, Robert, Arthur, Edward, Harry and Charles Alfred; and a great-grandson, Adam John Wandler.

            Percy Oliver Alfred was born on October 16, 1912, in Stark Township, Brown County, to Henry A. and Frances (ShingShang) Alfred. On October 4, 1940, he married Irene Knapp at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Sleepy Eye. They farmed from 1944 to 1950 in Leavenworth Township and from 1950 to 1975 they farmed in Milford Township. They then moved to New Ulm. He enjoyed his yardwork and gardening.

 

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Photo from New Ulm City Cemetery, New Ulm, Brown Co., MN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Spelbrink

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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RICHARD DAVID ALFORD

 

PIONEER PRESSt

St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN—Tuesday, 12 July 1994

 

 

            Alford, Richard David, age 47 of St. Paul on July 10.

            Survived by daughter Kerstin & her mother Shawn Gadwa; parents Ed & Edna; sister Roxy & husband Pat Markie; niece Kati; loving aunt Rae & uncle Charles Kaufer; & many relatives & good friends.

            Special thanks to the staff at Our Lady of Good Counsel Home.

            Memorial service Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 436 N. Roy, St. Paul, 11am Thursday, July 14. Graveside service Roselawn Cemetery, 10am Thursday. Visitation 5-8pm Wednesday at The Roseville Memorial Chapel, 2245 N. Hamline Ave. Memorials preferred to Our Lady of Good Counsel Home or Bethlehem Lutheran Church.

FAG photo requested 12/31/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Richard D. Alford (SS# issued in MN) was born 23 Dec 1946, last residence St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Edmond Lyle Alford (with genealogical information) and Edna Margaret Moser Alford, in this compilation.

 

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ROBERT J. ALVORD

 

STAR TRIBUNE

Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN—Monday, 16 November 2015

 

            Alvord, Robert “Bob” J.—Age 77 of Minneapolis passed away on 11/12/15.

            Preceded in death by wife Janet.

            Survived by daughters Michelle Alvord and Heidi Jones; and faithful companion Mary Hickson; 4 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.

            Memorial service Tuesday, November 17 at 6 PM at Fourth Baptist Church, 900 Forestview Lane No., Plymouth, MN.

 

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

 

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RUSSELL HALFORD

 

PIONEER PRESS

St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN—Sunday, 7 August 2005

 

            Halford, Russell, age 94, passed away peacefully on August 5, 2005 at his home.

            He is survived by loving wife, Sue, family and friends.

            A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 11:30am at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 16670 13th St. So., Lake St. Croix Beach. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Lakeview Hospice. Simonet Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his wife, Susan B. Smekofske Halford, in this compilation.

 

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SUSAN BERNICE SMEKOFSKE HALFORD

 

STAR TRIBUNE

Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN—Sunday, 23 November 2008

 

 

            Halford, Susan B. (Smekofske) Age 96, of Mpls passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by her family on Nov. 21, 2008.

            Preceded in death by husband, Russell Halford.

            She is survived by 6 children, Reeta Vanasch, Bertha (John) Fay, Barbara (Mike) Vien, Janet (Jerry) Fay, Jerry (Cathy) Halford, James (Gale) Halford; 19 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; many relatives and friends. She will be dearly missed.

            Family will accept memorials for Catholic Charities…. Service 10am Monday, Nov. 24 at: Cremation Society of Minnesota 7835 Brooklyn Boulevard Brooklyn Park 763-560-3100.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Susan Bernice Halford (SS# issued in MN) was born 8 Oct 1912, last residence Elk River, Sherburne Co., MN.

            See the obituary of her husband, Russell Halford, in this compilation.

 

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SUSAN LEE HOCKEMEYER ALFORD

 

PIONEER PRESS

St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN—24 August 2011

 

            Susan L. Alford (Hockemeyer) 11/2/1949 - 8/16/2011 In Loving Memory and Remembrance.

            Mother to Jonathan and Jason Christiansen, Kimberly Hickey, and Heather Randleman. Daughter of Gordon and Irene Hockemeyer. Sister of Linda Sanford and Loren Hockemeyer.

            Open visitation will begin at noon on Thursday, August 25th. A funeral service to celebrate Susan’s life will begin at 1:00PM. Services are located at Mueller-Bies Funeral Home, 2130 Dale St in Roseville.

FAG photo requested 12/31/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Susan Lee Alford (SS# issued in MN), last residence Osseo, Hennepin Co., MN.

 

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THOMAS DUDLEY ALFRED

 

PIONEER PRESS

St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN—Sunday, 10 October 2010

 

 

            Thomas D. Alfred—Beloved Father, Grandfather, Friend - Age 68 Passed away October 6, 2010. Survived by sons, David and Gary (Teresa); granddaughters, Cortni & Chelsea; former wife & friend, Sharon; brothers, Donald & Gary (Connie); & many other relatives & friends.

            A Gathering of Family & friends will be held 5-8PM Monday, October 11th at Mueller Parkway Chapel, 835 Johnson Pkwy., St. Paul. Memorial Service 10:30AM Tuesday, October 12th at Mueller Parkway Chapel. Interment Ft. Snelling Nat’l Cemetery. Memorials preferred.

 

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Photo from Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Beth Coyel

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Thomas Dudley Alford (SS# issued in MN) was born 4 June 1942, last residence St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Verna Eunice Swanson Alfred; and his brother Gary A. Alfred in this compilation.

 

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TOD ALLEN ALFORD

Cousin of Bonniejean Alford Hinde, AAFA #1375

 

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Photo from Bonniejean Alford Hinde, AAFA #1375

 

DAILY NEWS

Winona, Winona Co., MN—Thursday, 30 September 2010

 

            Tod A. Alford, 45, of Winona died suddenly at his home of a massive heart attack on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2010.

            Tod Allen was born March 17, 1965, in Elgin, Ill., to Robert and Judith (Skarecky) Alford. He graduated from Cary-Grove High School, Cary, Ill., and attended Western University, Malcomb, Ill. He was a chef and formerly worked at Chartwells at Winona State University; Jelly Stone, Warrens, Wis.; Hart’s Tea and Tarts, Decorah, Iowa; La Rona, Decorah; Drugan’s Castle Mound, Onalaska, Wis.; Golden Frog, Fountain City, Wis.; Pickwick Inn, Pickwick, Minn., and most recently at That Flower Place, Winona.

            He is survived by two daughters, Chelsea Elizabeth Alford and Megan Grace Alford, both of Rushford, Minn.; his parents Robert and Judith Alford of Castalia, Iowa; a sister, Dawn Marie (James) Eaton of Winfield, Ill.; two nephews, Danny and Matthew; an aunt, Mignonette Wise of El Paso, Ill.; the love of his life, Vicki Scharmer of Winona; many friends and extended family.

            He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Joseph and Mabel Alford; and maternal grandparents, Laddie and Winifred Skarecky.

            Services to remember Tod will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, Fountain City, Wis., with the Rev. Greg Ferriss officiating.

            Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. today, Sept. 30, 2010, at Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home, Winona, and beginning at 9:30 a.m. at the church on Friday.

            Casket bearers will be James Eaton, Aren Olson, Kristofor Olson, Jim Eggerichs, Eli Glor and Timmy Laturno.

            Memorials are preferred for the benefit of Chelsea and Megan and a trust is being set up at Wells Fargo Bank, Winona.

            Words of sympathy or remembrance may be left at www.fawcett-junkerfuneralhome.com. Services entrusted to Fawcett-Junker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Winona.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Tod Allen Alford (SS# issued in IL), last residence MN.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Andrew West Alford & Melissa A. Gillespie.

            His lineage: Tod Allen 1965 IL1, Joseph Robert 1937 IL2, Joseph Theodore 1904 IL3, Harmon Andrew 1873 KY4, Andrew West 1841 MS5.

 

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TONETTA ANN SKIBY ALFORD BERUBE

 

PIONEER PRESS

St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN—Sunday, 11 December 1994

 

            Berube, Tonetta A., age 62 of Fifty Lakes, MN. Formerly of Lake Elmo.

            Preceded in death by son Steven Alford.

            Survived by husband Bernell, mother Margaret Fisher, children David (Annette) Alford, Colleen (Bud Witt) Jacobson, Lynn (Barry) Stanchfield, Joe Burube, Susan (Bob) Phillips, Mary Kroll, Debra German, 13 grandchildren & 2 sisters.

            Visitation 4-8 PM Monday, Mueller Mortuary Parkway Chapel with prayer vigil at 7 PM. Graveside Service 1 PM Tuesday, St. Anne's Cemetery, Somerset, WI. Memorials preferred. Mueller Parkway Chapel 774-9797

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Tonetta A. Berube (SS# issued in MN) was born 10 Oct 1932 and died 9 Dec 1994, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her first husband, Conrad Sherwood Alford, in this compilation.

            From Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007 (Ancestry): Tonetta Ann Skiby Alford Berube was born 10 Oct 1932 in Excelsior, Hennepin Co., MN, daughter of Claus T. Skiby and Margaret I. Morris.

 

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TONY SCOTT ALFORD

 

SUN NEWS

Myrtle Beach, Horry Co., SC—Friday 8 September 2006

 

MINNEAPOLIS—Tony Scott Alford, 36, of 2040 First Street South, died Wednesday, September 6, 2006.

            Mr. Alford was born in Loris, the son of the late Leamon J. Alford and Essie Rabon Alford.

            A former resident of the Loris area, he attended Loris High School. Mr. Alford attended Calvary Baptist Church in Aynor.

            He moved to Minnesota in 1991 and went on to complete his studies, receiving his diploma from Armstrong High School in Minnesota.

            Mr. Alford was predeceased by his stepfather, Harmon Todd; and two brothers, Leamon Earl Alford and Johnny Archie Alford.

            He is survived by three brothers, Bobby Lee Alford and his wife, Linda, of Conway, Larry Gene Alford of Conway and Robert Harold Alford of North Charleston; two nieces, Bobbie Lynn Alford Skipper and her husband, Brian, of Aynor and Lorie Lynn Alford of Conway; three nephews, Larry Heath Alford and his wife, Tonya, of Conway, Robert Heath Alford of Conway and Christopher Erik Alford and his wife, Starr, of Aynor; a special sister-in-law, Wanda F. Rabon of Aynor; three great-nieces and two great-nephews; and several aunts, uncles, and friends.

            Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Sunday, September 10, 2006 at Goldfinch Conway Chapel.... Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery....

            Goldfinch Funeral Home, Conway Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

FAG photo requested 12/28/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            We included the obituaries of his parents, Leamon Junior Alford and Essie Mae Rabon Alford; his brother Johnny Archie Alford; and his grandmother Sally Jane Johnson Alford in South Carolina Obituaries.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of William Alford of Horry Co., SC, b. about 1760.

            His lineage: Tony Scott SC1, Leamon Junior 1931 SC2, Archie Leamon 1907 SC3, Jessie Cannon 1879 SC4, Ashley Levi 1842 SC5, Daniel William “Duke” 1811 SC6, John B. 1780 NC7, William 1760 NC8.

 

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VERNA EUNICE SWANSON ALFRED

 

PIONEER PRESS

St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN—Wednesday, 3 October 2001

 

            Alfred, Verna, age 83, of Roseville, on September 30, 2001.

            Preceded in death by her husband, Dudley and sister, Doris.

            Loving mother of Tom (Sharon), Don (Sue) and Gary (Connie) and Cy. Also survived by her grandchildren; David (Lisa), Gary (Teresa), Heather (Matt) Linder, Daniel, Tracy, Ryan and Amanda; great-grandchildren, Chelsea Cortni and Greta; niece, Carol (Ken) Ott; and nephew, Gregg (Josie) Peterson.

            Memorial services Thursday, 2PM at St. Timothy Lutheran Church, 1465 N. Victoria St. St. Paul. Visitation 1 hour prior to services at the church. Inurnment Roselawn Cemetery. Memorials preferred. Cremation Society MN Mpls 612-825-2435.

FAG photo requested 12/27/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Verna E. Alfred (SS# issued in MN) was born 18 June 1918, last residence St. Paul, Ramsey Co., MN.

            See the obituaries of her sons Gary A. Alfred and Thomas Dudley Alfred in this compilation.

            From MN Births: Verna Eunice Swanson was born 18 June 1918 in Chisago Co., MN, mother’s maiden name Nelson.

            From Ancestry Family Trees: Verna was the daughter of Carl Swanson and Edith Nelson.

 

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WOLCOTT ALVORD

 

ST. LOUIS REPUBLIC

St. Louis, MO—26 May 1889

 

APPLETON [Swift Co.], Minn., May 25—An old man named Walcott Alvord became engaged in a quarrel with a neighbor and they came to blows. A few minutes later, Alvord walked away a short distance and dropped dead from the effects of the excitement.

 

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Photo from Warren Cemetery, Gurnee, Lake Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Taken by photographer ruth cook

 

AAFA NOTES: From the 1908 edition of Samuel Morgan Alvord’s A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord, p. 468:

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Wolcott 1825 NY1, Elijah 1796 VT2, Woolcott 1773 MA3, John 1739 CT4, Thomas 1710 MA5, Thomas 1683 MA6, Thomas 1653 CT7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.