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MONTANA 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.

 

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: 29 MAY 2015

 

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The families of some of the subjects of these Montana 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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ADELBERT ALANSON ALVORD

 

DAILY INTER LAKE

Kalispell, Flathead Co., MT—Monday, 19 January 1942

 

SENATOR ALVORD OF THOMPSON FALLS PASSES AWAY SATURDAY

 

THOMPSON FALLS, Jan. 19—Masonic funeral services will be held tomorrow for State Senator A.A. Alvord, Thompson Falls attorney for 30 years. Senator Alvord died Saturday at his home.

            A native of Michigan [sic: Wisconsin], he was graduated from the law school of Valparaiso University at Valparaiso, Ind., and, after several years of teaching in Indiana, came west as a young man. He taught school in Idaho and served a term in the Idaho legislature before the turn of the century, then came to Montana to homestead at Camas Prairie.

            Following his coming to Thompson Falls in 1911 he was Sanders county attorney for seven terms. Afterward he served one term in the state house of representatives and two terms in the senate. During the 1941 session he headed the senate committee on education.

            Survivors include his widow, Helen; a son, William, of Kalispell, and a son and daughter in Alaska.

 

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Photo from Fraternal Cemetery, Thompson Falls, Sanders Co., MT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Stephanie Butler Molzhon

 

AAFA NOTES: Adelbert was the son of Charles Benjamin Alvord and Ellen Katherine Couillard.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Adelbert Alanson 1875 WI1, Charles Benjamin 1850 MI2, William Alanson 1829 NY3, Theoditus 1792 NY4, Joseph 1733 MA5, Joseph 1697 MA6, Ebenezer 1665 MA7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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ALENE LOUISE THOMAS ALFORD

 

NORTH COUNTY TIMES

Carlsbad, CA—Sunday, 22 February 2009

 

 

RAMONA—Alene Louise Alford, 69, our beloved mother, grandmother, sister and friend, passed away at her home from a massive heart attack in Stevensville, Montana on Sunday, December 14, 2008.

            Alene was born on Sept. 17, 1939 in San Diego, Calif. She graduated with honors from Ramona High School in January, 1957. Alene lived in Mesa Grande, Calif. until her divorce in 1972, whereupon she moved to Stevensville, Montana.

            Alene’s father and mother, Warren and Esther Thomas preceded her in death.

            She is survived by her children, Denise (Steve) Shadle of Fallbrook, Lynette Alford of Missoula, MT, Tack (Amy) Alford of Corvallis, MT, Nevie (Michael) Stephens of Stevensville, MT; six grandchildren, Paige and Leah Shadle, Tanner and Isaac Alford, Casey and Michael Stephens. Also surviving are her two sisters, Jean Thomas, Spokane, Wash., and Ann Marie Peavey, Loon Lake, Wash.; and many nephews and nieces. Alene also leaves behind her beloved and most cherished friend, Edna Alford. Sign the Guest Book online obits.nctimes.com

 

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RAVALLI REPUBLIC

Hamilton, Ravalli Co., MT—Thursday, 18 December 2008

 

STEVENSVILLE—Alene Louise Alford, 69, our beloved mother, grandmother and sister passed away at her home in Stevensville, Saturday, Dec. 13, 2008.

            She was born Sept. 17, 1939 in San Diego, Calif. Alene graduated with honors from Ramona High School in January 1957. She married her high school sweetheart, Spike Alford in 1957. They lived on the Alford Ranch in Santa Ysabel, Calif. until their divorce in 1972. That same year she moved to the Bitterroot Valley with her four children and has resided in Stevensville since that time.

            Alene worked at the Fort Owen Supper Club and the Stevensville School District until 1976 when she was hired to work for Dr. Duane Goicoechea. She continued to work there until her retirement in January 2007.

            Alene took great enjoyment in the simple pleasures in watching the wildlife around her home and visits with family and friends. She will be dearly missed.

            Her father and mother Warren and Esther Thomas preceded her.

            Alene is survived by her children, Denise (Steve) Shadle, Fallbrook, Calif., Lynette Alford, Missoula, Tack (Amy) Alford, Corvallis, Nevi (Michael) Stephens, Stevensville; six grandchildren, Paige and Leah Shadle, Tanner and Isaac Alford, Casey and Michael Stephens, Stevensville. Also surviving are her beloved sisters, Jean Thomas, Spokane and AnnMarie Peavey, Loon Lake, Wash. and many nieces and nephews.

            A memorial service will be held at a later date to accommodate out of state family.

            The family suggests memorials to the Bitter Root Humane Association or the Stevensville Volunteer Fire Department.

            The Whitesitt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

 

Photo from Riverside Cemetery, Stevensville, Ravalli Co., MT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, William Yates

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Alene Louise Alford (SS# issued in CA), last residence Stevensville, Ravalli Co., MT. Her gravestone says she died 13 Dec 2008.

            See the obituaries of her daughter Anna Lynette Alford; and her mother-in-law, Edna Audrey Harper Alford, in this compilation.

            California Divorce Index, 1966–1984 (Ancestry.com) lists the divorce of Alene L. Thomas, born 1939, and Arthur F. Alford, born 1937, in San Diego, _____ May 1971. They were married in 1957.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Arthur Arthur 1937 CA1, Freeman 1914 VA2, Henry Hudson 1878 ?? 3, Royal Freeman 1830 PA4, Hiram 1800 VT5, Oliver 1867 VT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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ALICE D. SMITH HALLFORD

 

THE MISSOULIAN

Missoula, Missoula Co., MT—Wednesday, 15 March 2006

 

MISSOULA—In the early morning hours of Friday, March 10, 2006, Alice decided to extend her journey to be with a very important person in her life, her husband Ernest. Alice was born in Missoula on July 12, 1917, to Lester and Anna Smith, she was 88.

            Alice loved her family and good friends, and especially her grandkids. She enjoyed camping and fishing when she was able. She had a very special way of touching your heart when she was around you.

            We will always love you, mom and grandma, you will always have that special spot in our hearts.

            Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest; one daughter; one grandson; three great-grandsons; her parents; and two sisters.

            Alice is survived by her daughter, Pat Norberg (Larry) of Missoula; son, Bud Hallford of Drummond; daughter, Sharon Burgess (Fred) of Concrete, Wash.; daughter, Bobbi Rucker (Joel) of Libby; 12 grandkids; 21 great-grandkids; and one great-great-granddaughter.

            Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, March 17, at Missoula City Cemetery.... A reception will follow immediately at Alice’s home at 710 Marshall.

            Pallbearers will be Bud Hallford, Larry Norberg, Dale Netzer, Roger Hallford, Fred Burgess and Todd Schatz.... Arrangements are under the care of Garden City Funeral Home.

 

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Photo from Missoula Cemetery, Missoula, Missoula Co., MT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Becca

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her sister-in-law Ella Hutchins Hallford in this compilation.

            Alice’s future husband Ernest, age 2-9/12 b. MT, and his brother Vernon, age 5 b. OK, are listed with their mother Ida Hallford, age 45 b. MO, on the 1920 census in Darby, Ravalli Co., MT.

            Her parents, listed on Rootsweb Family Trees, are George Lester Smith and Anna Louise Kiss.

            SSDI records show that Ernest Hallford (SS# issued through the Railroad Board) was born 13 April 1917 and died _____ Oct 1979. His last residence was Missoula, Missoula Co., MT.

            Ernest’s father was Isaac T. Hallford, the son of Francis Marion Hallford and Rhoda Ruth Peters. Montana Death Index says Isaac died 17 March 1917 in MT, age 48. His wife Ida Hallford died 4 Nov 1929, age 54, in Silver Bow Co., MT.

            Her husband’s HALLFORD lineage: Ernest I. 1917 MT1, Isaac T. 1867 MO2, Francis Marion 1830 MO3, Jesse 1781 NC4, John 1748 ??5.

 

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ANN MARIE HEROLD SCHIMPF ALFORD

 

INDEPENDENT RECORD

Helena, Lewis and Clark Co., MT—11 October 2010

 

            Ann Marie (Herold) Alford, 95, of Helena, passed away Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at her residence in Helena.

            Ann Alford was born to Frederick “Fritz” and Anna (Guettler) Herold on July 29, 1915, in Helena. She grew up on a farm in Lump Gulch and attended high schools at the St. Vincent Academy in Missoula and also Sand Point, Idaho, before graduating an honor student from Helena High in 1935.

            Ann worked for a short time at Eddy’s Bakery until her marriage to Fred Schimpf in 1936. Fred preceded her in death in 1952. She worked for the telephone company and then later for the state Department of Administration Accounting Division for 26 years until her retirement. After retiring, Ann worked part time for the Legislative Council and the Teacher’s Retirement Division.

            Ann married Willis “Al” Alford in August 1954, and he preceded her in death in 1988.

            Survivors include her daughters, Doris J. (Harold) Shepherd of Helena and Phyllis A. (Mel) McBeath of Clancy; a sister, Johanna Dandro of Helena; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces; nephews; and cousins.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; spouses, Fred Schimpf and Al Alford; and brothers, John Herold and Fred Herold.

            Per Ann’s request, no formal services will be held, and burial will be held at Forestvale Cemetery. Memorials are suggested to a charity of the donor’s choice.

            Arrangements are under the care of Retz Funeral Home. To offer condolences to the family or to share a memory of Ann, please visit www.retzfuneralhome.com. Co

 

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Photo from Forestvale Cemetery, Helena, Lewis and Clark Co., MT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tami G.

Photo posted June 2011

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ann Marie Alford (SS# issued in MT), last residence Helena, Lewis and Clark Co., MT.

 

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ANNA LYNETTE ALFORD

 

THE MISSOULIAN

Missoula, Missoula Co., MT—7 June 2011

 

MISSOULA—Anna Lynette Alford, 51, passed away May 24, 2011, of complications from multiple sclerosis.

            She was born Aug. 25, 1959, in Escondido, Calif., to Alene and Spike Alford, the second oldest of four children. Lynette graduated early from Stevensville High School in December 1976.

            Those who knew her before the M.S. stole her body and mind remember her as a sweet and caring person as well as a free spirit. One of her former classmates once said, “I always thought she looked like an Indian princess.”

            Our sister has been peacefully reunited with our mother Alene, who passed in 2008. Lynette, we are so sad that you are gone but grateful that you have been released from your many years of pain. You will always be remembered as our loving, intelligent, beautiful sister. We love you.

 

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Photo from Grantsdale Cemetery, Hamilton, Ravalli Co., MT—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Penny Jo - pennysworth1919@gmail.com – emailed 3/8/2015 – again 5/27/2015

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Anna Lynette Alford (SS# issued in MT), last residence Hamilton, Ravalli Co., MT.

            See the obituary of her mother, Alene Louise Thomas Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Anna Lynette 1959 CA1, Arthur Arthur 1937 CA2, Freeman 1914 VA3, Henry Hudson 1878 ??4, Royal Freeman 1830 PA5, Hiram 1800 VT5, Oliver 1867 VT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT10, Benedict 1619 England11, Thomas 1598 England12.

 

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BESSIE HALLFORD ROTH

 

DAILY CHRONICLE

Bozeman, Gallatin Co., MT—Saturday, 19 October 2002

 

            Bessie Hallford Roth, 98, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Oct. 18, 2002, at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital. She was born in St. Clair County, Mo. on July 27, 1904, to James Francis and Cora (Estes) Hallford.

            She came to the Gallatin Valley in a boxcar with her parents in 1908. Not only the times, but also the life, of a farm girl could be very demanding. Bessie was always up for the job and in doing so she developed her work ethic and tenacity for life that stayed with her for 98 years.

            On March 16, 1927, she married the love of her life, Jessie Elsworth Roth. Together they farmed and ranched in the Gallatin Valley all of their lives. She enjoyed her family immensely and this was evident by the amount of time and love she extended to all of them. Bessie enjoyed other activities, and as could be expected they revolved around the outdoors. She enjoyed fishing, picnics, camping, driving trips and, perhaps most of all, she loved the birds.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and son, Jim.

            She is survived by her daughter, Nancy (Bud) Chesley; daughter-in-law, Nancy Roth; grandchildren, Dan (Jonnie) Chesley and Sarah Chesley; great-grandchildren, Jennifer, Dustin and Amanda Chesley; great-great-grandchildren, Victoria, Wyatt, Blaine, Zane, Junior, Destiny, Naomi and Sierra; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

            Graveside memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Sunset Hills Cemetery. Family and friends are requested to meet at the cemetery. Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to Bozeman Deaconess Hospice, c/o Foundation for Gifting, 931 Highland Blvd., Suite 3200, Bozeman, MT 59715; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

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Photo from Sunset Hills Cemetery, Bozeman, Gallatin Co., MT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jim Harrison

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Bessie Roth (SS# issued in MT), last residence Bozeman, Gallatin Co., MT.

            See the obituaries of her parents, James Francis Hallford and Cora Estes Hallford, in this compilation.

            Her HALLFORD lineage: Bessie 1904 MO1, James Francis 1869 MO2, Gilbert Lafayette 1836 MO3, Jesse 1781 NC4, John 1748 ??5.

 

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CARRIE A. PICKERING HALFORD

 

[Although she died in OR, we are also including her obituary here because she spent most of her life in MT.]

 

MONTANA STANDARD

Butte, Silver Bow Co., MT—Thursday, 21 September 1939

 

PIONEER BOULDER RESIDENT TAKEN

MRS. CARRIE A. HALFORD, 72, SUCCUMBS IN PORTLAND, OREGON

 

BOULDER [Jefferson Co., MT], Sept. 20—Word was received here today of the death In Portland of Mrs. Carrie A. Halford, 72, pioneer Boulder resident.

            Mrs. Halford was born in Evansville, Wis., May 7, 1867 [1868 on gravestone], and came to Montana with her parents in 1871. The family settled on a ranch near Townsend. She became the wife of Dodley Halford in 1887 and the couple moved shortly after to Boulder. Mr. Halford died in Boulder in 1922.

            Mrs. Halford was a charter member of the Boulder chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and a member of the St. Thomas Episcopal church. She was widely known for her generosity and deeds of charity to those less fortunate.

            Surviving relatives include three daughters: Mrs. Lillian Madsen of Boulder, Mrs. Lilah McCullough of Helena and Mrs. Yvette Arnold of Portland, Ore., and three sisters: Mrs. Anna Cline and Mrs. Ida Halford of Butte and Mrs. Lulu Chrismas of Joliet, Mont.

            The funeral will be held at 2 o'clock Thursday afternoon from the St. Thomas Episcopal church in Boulder. Interment will be in the Forestville cemetery in Helena.

 

In another article:

 

DAILY INDEPENDENT

Helena, Lewis and Clark Co., MT—Friday, 29 September 1939

 

            …. Mrs. Halford, esteemed pioneer woman, passed away September 18 in Portland where she had been taken by her family for medical attention.

            She I\is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Lillian Madsen of Boulder , Mrs. Lilah McCullough of Helena and Mrs. Gymette [sic: Yvette] Arnold of Portland, Ore.

 

 

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Photo from Forestvale Cemetery, Helena, Lewis and Clark Co., MT—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from R. – no way to contact

Taken by photographer R.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Dodley Halford, in this compilation..

            From Oregon Death Index, 1898–2008 (Ancestry.com): Carrie Halford died 17 Sept 1939 in Portland. Her spouse is Dodley.

            From Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950 (FamilySearch.org): Dodley Halford and Carrie A. Pickering are listed as parents of three brides, Lilah Halford, Avis L. Halford, and Yvette Shirley Halford.

 

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CORA ESTES HALLFORD

 

DAILY CHRONICLE

Bozeman, Gallatin Co., MT—_____ August 1946

 

            Mrs. Cora Hallford, 72, died at the home of her daughter, Ms. Donald Girven of Star Route [Bozeman, MT] early Monday morning August 12 [1946].

            She was born August 28, 1873 in St. Clair County, Mo., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Estes. She received her education there and on December 9, 1894 she was married to James Hallford, of Osceola, Mo. He preceded her in death October 28, 1939.

            Surviving relatives are: one son, Reece Hallford, San Francisco; three daughters, Mrs. M.G. Soule of Vancouver, Wash., Mrs. J.E. Roth and Mrs. Donald Girven, both of Bozeman. Another son, M.J. Hallford [Malcolm] died in May, 1946, at Bozeman. Also surviving are eleven grandchildren and one great grandchild.

            Funeral services were held at the Dokken, Nelson and Kippen Sunset Chapel Thursday afternoon August 15. Interment was in the Sunset Hills Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Sunset Hills Cemetery, Bozeman, Gallatin Co., MT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jim Harrison

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, James Francis Hallford; daughter Bessie Hallford Roth; and granddaughters Donnaa Belle Hallford and Margaret Lucile “Peggy” Hallford Metcalf in this compilation.

            Cora’s obituary, found on the St. Clair Co., MO, USGenWeb site, included this note: “Mrs. Hallford was a sister-in-law of Mrs. A.B. Zener of Tiffin and a cousin of Mrs. Dan Waters and Mrs. William Moore of Rockville.”

 

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DANIEL MCKNIGHT HALFORD

 

MONTANA STANDARD

Butte, Silver Bow Co., MT—Monday, 29 April 1929

 

OLD TRAILBLAZER BURIED IN HELENA

DAN HALFORD CAME TO STATE IN LAST CHANCE DAYS. HAD RIVER CAMP.

 

HELENA, April 28—Another of the trailblazers was laid away today when the funeral of Dan McKnight Halford, who died here Thursday [April 25], was held here. The Rev. H.H. Daniels of St. Peter's Protestant Episcopal church officiated and many pioneers attended.

            Halford, the last of the widely known Halford brothers, came of Argonaut sock [sic: stock?]. His father, James B. Halford, was a California forty-niner and Dan was born in that city [?] in 1863. On discovery of Last Chance, the family removed to this city and had lived in the vicinity ever since. There were three brothers, Ben, Dodley and Dan.

            Dodley was a pioneer sheriff of Jefferson county. Dan was a deputy in the same office and later a game warden. In late years he conducted the Halford camp on the Madison river near Ennis.

            At the services today the pallbearers were H.C. Biering, Bozeman; T.P. Sherlock, Townsend; George Hanchild, Boulder; Harvey Pister, Wm. Barfelt and Chas. Harbonne of Helena.

            Surviving Mr. Halford are the widow and a daughter, Mrs. Stanley Bonesteele, of Helena.

 

In another article:

 

DAILY INDEPENDENT

Helena, Lewis and Clark Co., MT—Saturday, 27 April 1929

 

HALFORD, PIONEER OF 1864, EXPIRES HERE; FUNERAL TOMORROW

 

            Dan McKnight Halford, 66, died yesterday morning [April 26] at his home, 327 Broadway.

            Halford came to Helena In 1864 with his father, who was mayor of Helena in the early days. He was born near the present site of San Francisco. He has been in failing health for several months.

            He served in the sheriff's office at Boulder, Jefferson county, for 10 years and was a deputy game warden for 12 years. For the past few years he was the proprietor of the Halford tourist camp on the Madison river, near Ennis.

            He is survived by his widow and a daughter, Mrs. Stanley Bonesteele. He was the last of the Halford brothers. The brothers, Ben and Dodley, were well known in Helena and vicinity.

            The funeral will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow from the Opp & Conrad chapel. The Rev. H.H. Daniels will conduct the services. The pallbearers will be T.P. Sherlock, Townsend; George Hanchild, Boulder; H.C. Blering, Bozeman; A.J. Galen, William Barrett and Charles Nerbonne of Helena.

 

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Photo from Forestvale Cemetery, Helena, Lewis and Clark Co., MT—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from R. – no way to contact

Taken by photographer R.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Nellie M. Tucker Halford; and brother James Benjamin Halford in this compilation.

            Daniel was the youngest son of James H. Halford and Eleanor/Ellen/Helen McKnight. In 1870, Dan’l Halford, age 6 born CA, is listed with his family in Helena, Lewis and Clark Co., MT.

            From Montana, Select Marriages, 1889-1947(Ancestry.com): Daniel M. Halford, age 25, married Nellie M. Tucker, age 19, on 28 Sept 1890 in Townsend, Meagher Co., MT.

            From Montana, Death Index, 1868-2011 (Ancestry.com): Dan M. Halford died 26 Apr 1929 in Lewis and Clark Co.

            His parents and two brothers are also buried in Forestvale Cemetery.

 

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DODLEY HALFORD

 

INDEPENDENT RECORD

Helena, Lewis and Clark Co., MT—Tuesday, 3 October 1922

 

BURIAL OF HALFORD IN HELENA TODAY

 

            Following funeral services at Boulder [Jefferson Co., MT] this afternoon at 2:30, the body of Dodley Halford, accompanied by the funeral party, will arrive in Helena, and burial will take place in Forestvale under Masonic auspices. Mr. Halford was a member of Boulder Lodge 41, A.F. and A.M.

            Mr. Halford, a former sheriff of Jefferson county and resident for 40 years, died on Saturday [September 30] of apoplexy.

            He is survived by his widow and three daughters, Mrs. Wilbur McCullough, school superintendent in Jefferson county; Mrs. Arthur Madison of Rapelje [Stillwater Co.], and Mrs. Leo P. Herman of Portland, Ore., and a son, Dan Halford of Ennis.

            Members of the Masonic fraternity are requested to attend the funeral.

 

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Photo from Forestvale Cemetery, Helena, Lewis and Clark Co., MT—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from R. – no way to contact

Taken by photographer R.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Carrie A. Pickering Halford; and brothers Daniel McKnight Halford and James Benjamin Halford in this compilation.

            Dodley was the middle son of James H. Halford and Eleanor/Ellen/Helen McKnight. In 1870, Dodley Halford, age 9 born MO, is listed with his family in Helena, Lewis and Clark Co., MT.

            His parents and two brothers are also buried in Forestvale Cemetery.

 

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DONNA BELLE HALLFORD

 

WESTERN NEWS

Libby, Lincoln Co., MT—19 May 2008

 

            Donna Hallford, 78, of Libby, died Friday, May 9 at her home. She was born in Bozeman on Jan. 8, 1930 to Reese Hallford and Ethel (Bixby) Hallford. Donna had been a Libby resident for an extended period of time where she had been with Achievements Inc.

            Survivors include her nephew, Gary Metcalf of Bozeman; and her special and loving extended family at Achievements in Libby.

            Services will be at 1 p.m. on Monday at the Nelson & Vial Funeral Home Chapel. Private interment will take place in Bozeman.

 

In another article:

 

Source unknown, but probably:

DAILY CHRONICLE

Bozeman, Gallatin Co., MT —_____ May 2008

 

            Donna Belle Hallford, 78, passed away quietly, surrounded by her caregivers and friends on Friday, May 9, 2008, in Libby. Donna was born on Jan. 8, 1930, in Bozeman to Reese G. and Ethel May (Bixby) Hallford.

            Donna’s quick smile and happy heart endeared her to all.

            She is survived by her brother-in-law, Bob Metcalf of Yuma, Ariz.; nephews, Gary Metcalf of Bozeman and Kenneth Hasting of Bozeman; niece, Kay Kaliman of Tumwater, Wash.; and numerous cousins, including Nancy Chesley of Belgrade.

            Donna was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Peggy Metcalf; and stepsister, Virginia Hasting.

            Private interment will take place in Sunset Memorial Gardens.

 

Photo from Sunset Memorial Park, Belgrade, Gallatin Co., MT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jane Barkell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Donna Nmi [? – no middle initial?] Hallford (SS# issued in LA), last residence Libby, Lincoln Co., MT.

            See the obituaries of her sister Margaret Lucile “Peggy” Hallford Metcalf; and grandparents, James Francis Hallford and Cora Estes Hallford, in this compilation.

            Her death date is May 9 in both obituaries but May 5 on her gravestone.

            Her father, Reese Hallford, is also buried in Sunset Memorial Park.

            Her HALLFORD lineage: Donna Belle 1930 MT1, Reese G. 1899 MO2, James Francis 1869 MO3, Gilbert Lafayette 1836 MO4, Jesse 1781 NC5, John 1748 ??6.

 

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EDITH M. ALFORD

 

INDEPENDENT RECORD

Helena, Lewis and Clark Co., MT—Monday, 2 February 1959

 

            Edith Alford, 76, wife of H.B. Alford, died unexpectedly of complications of the flu after being stricken Sunday afternoon [February 1] at her home, 1533 Gallatin. Mrs. Alford, who had been ill for the past week, was pronounced dead on her arrival in St. Peter's hospital.

            Mrs. Alford was married to H.B. Alford 22 years ago in Spokane. Alford is a retired ice foreman for the Northern Pacific railway.

            Other survivors include a brother, C.A. Post of Anaconda, and a sister in California.

            Retz funeral home is in charge of arrangements

 

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Photo from Forestvale Cemetery, Helena, Lewis and Clark Co., MT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tami G.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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EDNA AUDREY HARPER ALFORD

 

Daly-Leach Chapel

Hamilton, Ravalli Co., MT—_____ January 2012

 

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HAMILTON—Edna Audrey Alford, 95 of Hamilton passed peacefully in her sleep Saturday, January 7, 2012 at The Discovery Day Care Center.

            She was born Sept. 20, 1916 in Holtville, CA. Daughter of the late Charles Field and Jenniva Ella (Sutton) Harper. At age three the Harper family moved to Ramona, CA. Edna married her late husband, Arthur Freeman Alford, Sr. after finishing High School. They then moved to Mesa Grande, onto “Art’s” family ranch and started their family, eventually buying the brothers out. In those early days, Edna worked beside her husband, sometimes in the field but mostly her joy came in raising her two children, her house & cooking for Art and the hired men.

            Her favorite past time was hunting arrowheads, until she had grandchildren. She would still hunt for arrowheads, but her greatest passion in life were her grandchildren, great grandchildren & great great grandchildren. All of which were so blessed to have her unconditional love. Some days she would have 9 grandchildren at once. Whether it be playing “hide and seek”, “hold up”, or reading a classic bed time stories “but different!”, her patience was remarkable.

            When Art passed in 1970, Edna moved to Palm Desert. She worked for Chalfant Communications as a secretary/book keeper. In 1976, in the true spirit of the pioneer woman she was, she picked up and moved to Montana, following her best friend in life Alene Alford.

            In her later years she would fondly reminisce working for the Ford family at their store in Hamilton. They were like family to her. She took to working crossword puzzles, reading Louis L’Amour, and feverishly discussing politics. Randy Brown was her favorite for the latter two, probably because they agreed with each other.

            Edna is survived by her Sister Jenneva Matthew of Ramona CA. Son Auther Alford of Mesa Grande, Ca. Granddaughters were: Lorri (Pepper) Beshara of Bellingham, WA. Husband Edmone. Their two sons; Brandon & Cameron. Denise (Alford) Shadle of Fallbrook, CA. Husband Steve, Their daughters, Leah & Paige, her daughter Kaelyn. Joni Pepper of Loveland, CO & son Ryan of San Diego, CA. Julie Pepper of Hamilton Mt. her three children: Jacob McClaran & Charla Sarchette of Corvallis, MT, their daughter Cadence. Laci McClaran of Missoula, MT. & Ivy McClaran of San Diego, CA. Grandsons were: Mike Pepper of Vancover, WA. & his daughter Ayla. Arthur Alford III (Tack), of Corvallis, MT. Wife Amy. Their two sons Tanner & Isaac.

            Preceded in death by her husband Art Alford, Daughter, Sisters: Virgina (Jean), Elizabeth (Bessie), Warren, Janneva (Nemie). Daughter: Judy (Alford) Yeo, Grandson, David Pepper, Granddaughter Lynette Alford and best friend Alene Alford.

            Family suggests memorials be made to: Hamilton Volunteer Fire Dept. 223 S 3rd Hamilton, MT 59840. Discovery Care Center 601 N 10th Hamilton, MT 59840. Autumn House 1186 Eastside Hwy Corvallis, MT 59828, or Bitter Root Humane Association P.O. Box 57 Hamilton, MT.

 

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THE MISSOULIAN

Missoula, Missoula Co., MT—Wednesday, 11 January 2012

 

HAMILTON—Edna A. Alford, 95, of Hamilton, died Saturday, Jan. 7, at Discovery Care Centre in Hamilton.

            Arrangements are under the care of the Daly-Leach Chapel in Hamilton.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her daughter-in-law Alene Louise Thomas Alford in this compilation.

            California, Death Index, 1940-1997 (Ancestry.com) lists Arthur F. Alford, born 7 Oct 1914 in VA, died 3 Sept 1970 in San Diego Co., CA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Arthur Freeman 1914 VA1, Henry Hudson 1878 ?? 2, Royal Freeman 1830 PA3, Hiram 1800 VT4, Oliver 1867 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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ELLA ALBERTA HUTCHINS HALLFORD

 

THE MISSOULIAN

Missoula, Missoula Co., MT—Thursday, 9 June 2005

 

MISSOULA—Ella Alberta Hallford, 86, of Missoula, died of natural causes Thursday, June 2, 2005, at Village Care Center. She has gone to join her late husband, Vern, in the heavens above.

            Ella was born Aug. 22, 1918, in Bonita to Curtis and Cornelia Hutchins. She attended school in Bonita and Missoula.

            She married Vernon Hallford on April 3, 1937, in Missoula and continued to live there.

            She worked in the Florence Hotel’s Banquet Room, and grew very close to the people there, giving her much happiness in the times they shared.

            Ella dedicated her life to her family. A woman of great dedication to her family and friends, she passed on so many great memories to those who were blessed enough to have shared a piece of her life.

            She enjoyed spending time in her flower beds, being outdoors, watching wildlife and camping with her family. Ella also took great pleasure in collecting interesting rocks of all shapes and sizes.

            Vern and Ella raised six children together: Carol (Dee) Wall, Verna (Clete) Weber, Melody (William) Loop, Douglas (Pamela) Hallford, Kathy Barker and Wendy (Franklin) Stevens. They have 19 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, and 13 step-grandchildren.

            The couple was always ready to take any other children in who needed a meal, a place to sleep or just comfort. The couple left behind an amazing legacy of great love of family and friends and continues today in the surviving family....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her sister-in-law Alice Smith Hallford in this compilation.

            Her parents were Curtis Hugh Hutchins and Cornelia Mae McFarland.

            Ella’s future husband Vernon, age 5 b. OK, and his brother Ernest, age 2-9/12 b. MT are listed with their mother Ida Hallford, age 45 b. MO, on the 1920 census in Darby, Ravalli Co., MT.

            SSDI records show that her husband Vernon Hallford (SS# issued through the Railroad Board) was born 4 Nov 1914 and died 27 July 1989. Montana Death Index, 1907–2002 [Ancestry.com], says he died in Missoula, MT.

            Vernon’s father was Isaac T. Hallford, the son of Francis Marion Hallford and Rhoda Ruth Peters. Montana Death Index says Isaac died 17 March 1917 in MT, age 48. His wife Ida Hallford died 4 Nov 1929, age 54, in Silver Bow Co., MT.

            Her husband’s HALLFORD lineage: Vernon 1914 OK1, Isaac T. 1867 MO2, Francis Marion 1830 MO3, Jesse 1781 NC4, John 1748 ??5.

 

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ELLA MARIE OBLENDER PICKETT HALFORD

 

BILLINGS GAZETTE

Billings, Yellowstone Co., MT—Tuesday, 30 October 2007

 

            Our mother, Ella Marie Halford, passed away Oct. 27, 2007, at the age of 85, in the loving family home of her daughter.

            She was born Ella Marie Oblender on Sept. 5, 1922, in Ballantine [Yellowstone Co.], and graduated from the Project. Growing up on their farm, Ella learned the love of growing things. She remained close to the area until her final days, through reading the Yellowstone County News and visiting the cemetery each Memorial Day.

            Mom married our dad, John S. Pickett, Sr., in 1945. They were blessed with a son and two daughters. She worked for many years in the retail business as a cosmetician, where she made many lifelong friends. Everyone that shopped at Evergreen Drug and Osco knew Ella. In 1963, Mom fulfilled her biggest dream, of owning her own home. It had many similarities to the same farm she grew up on.

            She found fulfillment in sewing, knitting, crafts, baking and gardening. Her true love in life was her garden and her flowers. People always commented on her beautiful yard, especially her roses. Roses were her favorite and she was meticulous in caring for them.

            In 1973, Ella met and married George Halford. She enjoyed many years with George, fishing and gardening. Together, their garden expanded and they enjoyed sharing their vegetables with family, friends and neighbors.

            Her favorite holiday was Christmas. During the holidays, you could not find one corner in her home that was not decorated. She became famous for her zucchini bread. She would start baking in the fall and, when the holidays arrived, she had hundreds of mini-loaves frozen and away, ready to give as gifts with her caramel corn to loved ones.

            Mom loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She always remembered their birthdays with a card and a $5 bill, and enjoyed bragging about their accomplishments.

            Ella was a wonderful friend to many. She was a warm, caring mother, wife, grandmother, sister and aunt. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, George and Amelia Oblender; her husband, George; five brothers, four sisters and granddaughter Shonna.

            She is survived by her three children, John Pickett, Jr. (Claudine), Linda (Jim) Patenaude and Patsy (Les) Morse of Billings; grandchildren, Dawn, Janette, Lindsey, Chad, Johnathon, Chase, Ryun, Drew, Tyler, Rob, Brenda and Brian; 12 great-grandchildren; her brother, Leo (Mary Lou) Oblender of Minnesota; and several nieces and nephews.

            The family would like to express their gratitude to Big Sky Hospice for the many hours of love, care and attention they gave our mom and our family.

            Cremation has taken place at Smith’s Crematory. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, at Smith’s West Chapel, 304 34th St. West. Interment will follow at Mountview Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Ella M. Halford (SS# issued in MT).

 

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EVA MAY ALFORD STOBIE

Great-Aunt of Richard “Tony” Kirk, AAFA #1005

 

THE MISSOULIAN

Missoula, Missoula Co., MT—Sunday, 22 March 1987

 

PLAINS [Sanders Co.]—Eva May Stobie, 87, longtime Plains resident, died Saturday, March 21, at Clark Fork Valley Nursing Home in Plains of natural causes.

            She was born Aug. 26, 1899, in Kansas, a daughter of Alva and Nora Alford.

            She married Stuart Stobie June 15, 1925, in Thompson Falls [Sanders Co., MT]. They celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in 1985.

            She was a retired Mountain States telephone operator in Plains.

            She was preceded in death by her husband on July 28, 1985.

            She was a member of the United Methodist church and Rebekah Fidelity Lodge No. 50, both of Plains.

            She is survived by two brothers, E.V. [Everett Vernon] Alford, Dayton, Wash. and William R. Alford, Boardman, Ore.; three sisters, Marjorie Downing, Puyallup, Wash., Iva Coffield, Estacada, Ore., and Florence Repass, Coquille, Ore; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church of Plains.... Fidelity Lodge will provide Rebekah rites. Burial will follow at Plains cemetery.... Shrider Funeral Home in Plains is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Taken by photographer Shawn James Emmett

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date and death month and year of Eva Stobie (SS# issued in MO).

            See the obituary of her grandfather, Martin Luther Alford, in this compilation.

            Her mother was Alva’s first wife, Nora Grace Carter, married 17 Nov 1897 in Pleasanton, Linn Co., KS.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Eva May 1899 KS1, Alva Clark 1871 IL2, Martin Luther 1846 IL3, Clark Baker 1803 VT4, Ashley Owen 1770 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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GRAYCE ISABELLE HALFORD WRIGHT ZAMBORINI

 

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Photo from Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home

 

BILLINGS GAZETTE

Billings, Yellowstone Co., MT—Tuesday, 24 November 2009

 

ROSEBUD — Grayce Isabelle Wright Zamborini, age 95, of Rosebud, was born to eternal life Nov. 21, 2009, at the Rosebud Health Care Center in Forsyth.

            Grayce was born Nov. 5, 1914, the daughter of Fredrick and Ida (Kuister) Halford in Minneapolis, the third of four children. She attended grade school and high school in Wisconsin. Following her graduation, she attended college at University of Kansas Medical Center and Kansas Bacteriology and Radiology School. Grayce's mother later married Fred Dommer and to this union, five children were born.

            She worked in Kansas City, Mo., as a nurse and medical lab technologist from 1940 to 1950. Her marriage to Clifford Wright in 1950 brought her to Montana and she became a farm wife and homemaker.

            She survived her three husbands, William Jenkins, Clifford Wright and Lorenzo Zamborini. She spent the majority of her life on the Wright ranch, working and enjoying her family and friends.

            Grace was a member of the Federated Church of Forsyth. She was a 50-plus year member of Bethlehem Chapter #27 Order of Eastern Star and also a 50-year member of the Rebekah Lodge and held office of Noble Grand. Grace was also a member of the Homemakers Club of Forsyth.

            She is preceded in death by her parents; her husbands, William Jenkins, Clifford Wright and Lorenzo Zamborini; her brothers, Russell Halford, Ira Halford, Harold Dommer and Orville Dommer; and great-granddaughter Angel Marie Holland.

            Grayce is survived by her daughter, Gayle (Don) Holland of Forsyth; her grandchildren, Jeffrey (Teza) Holland and Janet Holland; great-grandchildren, Alexandra Holland, Shealee Holland, Michael Poppert and Ethan Poppert; her sisters, Marie Dearden of Chickasha, Okla., Norma Fauset of San Luis Obispo, Calif., Irene Strathman of Colby, Wis., and Milton Dommer of Spenser, Wis.

If one desires, memorials can be made to the Federated Church of Forsyth or the Shriners Children Hospital….

            Funeral service will be held on Tuesday, at 11 a.m. in the Federated Church of Forsyth….

            Private family burial service will take place in Mountview Cemetery in Billings, on Wednesday, Nov. 25. Stevenson & Sons Funeral Home of Forsyth has been entrusted with these arrangements and condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.stevensonandsons.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Grayce I. Zamborini (SS# issued in KS), last residence Forsyth, Rosebud Co., MT.

 

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JAMES BENJAMIN HALFORD, JR.

 

MONTANA STANDARD

Butte, Silver Bow Co., MT—Tuesday, 24 August 1971

 

            Services for James B. Halford, 78, of 1940 Oregon will be conducted Wednesday at 2 in Wayrynen-Richards Funeral Home by Butte Lodge No. 2, A.F. and A.M. Mr. Halford, retired lineman, Mountain States Telephone, died Sunday [August 22] in a local hospital.

            Mr. Halford was born Dec. 23, 1892 in Helena and came to Butte as a child. He married Mae Dunstan in 1916. She survives.

            Mr. Halford was a member of the Episcopal Church, Scottish Rites Bodies, Bagdad Temple of the Shrine, where he served on the director staff, Saudi Club and the Brotherhood of Electrical Workers.

            Survivors other than his wife include, sons-in-law and daughters, Mr. and Mrs. E.T. Ricker of Summerville, S.C., Mr. and Mrs. John Crighton of Idaho Falls, Idaho; six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

            Entombment will be in Mount Moriah Mausoleum.

 

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Photo from Mount Moriah Cemetery, Butte, Silver Bow Co., MT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, A Marine’s Daughter

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death [_____ Aug 1971] dates of James Halford (SS# issued in MT), last residence Butte, Silver Bow Co., MT.

            See the obituary of his father, James Benjamin Halford Sr., in this compilation. We included the obituary of his daughter Zeyune Ella Halford Ricker in South Carolina Obituaries. It includes his middle name.

 

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Xxx JAMES BENJAMIN HALFORD, SR.

 

ANACONDA STANDARD

Anaconda, Deer Lodge Co., MT—Monday, 26 October 1908

 

AFTER LONG ILLNESS OLD TIMER IS DEAD

 

            J.B. Halford, 50 years of age, a resident of Montana for 42 years, died at his home, 430 South Montana street, yesterday afternoon of stomach troubles. Mr. Halford had been in ill health for the past four or five months, seriously for the past five weeks.

            He was a native of St. Louis, Mo., coming to Montana with his parents by the overland route, and locating in Helena in 1866. Since the time he arrived in Montana he had made his home in Helena, the surrounding valleys and in Butte.

            Hi parents were among the best-known of the old-time residents. For a time he was proprietor of the Braund house in this city.

 

SURVIVING RELATIVES

 

            Surviving Mr. Halford are his wife and two children, a daughter, Zuyune, aged 22, and J.B., a son still in his teens. He leaves two brothers, Dodley and Dan, of Boulder, where they are engaged in business. Both brothers were summoned to Butte a week or more ago, and they have been in constant attendance at the bedside, being with their brother when the end came.

            The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 8:30 o’clock at the home, the body being taken to Helena on the morning train, where it will be placed beside those of his parents, who rest in Forestvale cemetery. There the family has a plot and it is the wish of the parents that all of the members of the family shall sleep there together.

            The Rev. S.C. Blackiston of St. John’s Episcopal church will conduct services in Butte, and the body will be taken direct to the cemetery from the station at Helena. It is probable that the Episcopal minister at Boulder will accompany the family and body from Boulder to conduct the services at the grave. It is the wish of the family that no flowers be sent to the home.

 

WELL-LIKED PIONEER

 

            Mr. Halford was well-known throughout Silver Bow, Jefferson and Lewis and Clark counties, and he had a wide circle of friends. He had taken an active interest in the affairs of Montana since boyhood, and all who knew him had a good word for him. Although eligible, he never joined the ranks of the pioneer society, he never happening to be present in any of the tows where the reunions were held.

            He was a member of Myrtle lodge, K. of P., of Helena, and the members of that lodge will meet the body at the train in Helena and escort it to the cemeter.

 

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Photo from Forestvale Cemetery, Helena, Lewis and Clark Co., MT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Becca

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his brothers Daniel McKnight Halford and Dodley Halford in this compilation.

            James was the eldest son of James H. Halford and Eleanor/Ellen/Helen McKnight. In 1860 James Benjamin Halford, age 2 born MO, is listed with his parents in St. Louis, MO.

            His parents and two brothers are also buried in Forestvale Cemetery.

 

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JAMES FRANCIS HALLFORD

 

DAILY CHRONICLE

Bozeman, Gallatin Co., MT—_____ November 1939

 

            James F. Hallford, 70, died Saturday night, October 28 [1939] at his home at 309 E. Beal, Bozeman, Montana after being critically ill since the Tuesday preceding his death. He suffered a stroke two years ago. Funeral services were held at 2:30 Tuesday at the Dakkon Funeral home.... Interment was in the Sunset Hills Cemetery.

            The pallbearers were former residents of St. Clair County, Missouri. Active pallbearers were Roy Copenhaver, Wilbur Storey, Charles Pruitt, Ed Fortner, Tom Ritchey and Wilbur Fullerton with honorary pallbearers being J. Metcalf, J.C. Bowles, E. Smith, Lee Reed, John Wills and A.D. Pruitt.

            Mr. Hallford had been a resident of Gallatin County for the past 30 years. He came to Bozeman in 1932.

            Survivors are the widow, Mrs. Cora Hallford; two sons, John Hallford; two of San Jose, California; three daughters, Mrs. Don Girven [Mae], Mrs. J.E. Roth [Bessie] and Mrs. M.G. Soule [Frances]; grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Sallie Zener of Tiffin, Mo.; and several nieces and nephews.

 

Photo from Sunset Hills Cemetery, Bozeman, Gallatin Co., MT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jim Harrison

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Cora Estes Hallford; daughter Bessie Hallford Roth; and granddaughters Donna Belle Hallford and Margaret Lucile “Peggy” Hallford Metcalf in this compilation.

            Part of the last paragraph seems to be garbled. It should probably read: “two sons, Reece Hallford of San Jose, California, and Malcolm Hallford of Bozeman; three daughters....” His only brother who lived to adulthood was John, but he died in 1938. MT census data indicates this family was in Bozeman, Gallatin Co., MT in 1910; Fowler, Gallatin Co., MT in 1920; and Belgrade, Gallatin Co., MT in 1930. James was in St. Clair Co., MO before 1910.

            James was born 1 March 1869 in MO, the son of Gilbert Lafayette Hallford and Malissa Suggs.

            His HALLFORD lineage: James Francis 1869 MO1, Gilbert Lafayette 1836 MO2, Jesse 1781 NC3, John 1748 ??4.

 

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JANA SIERRA ALFORD

 

DAILY CHRONICLE

Bozeman, Gallatin Co., MT—Saturday, 5 October 2002

 

            Jana Sierra Alford, infant daughter of Jacob and Christa Alford, passed away in childbirth on Sept. 15, 2002.

            Jana is survived by her parents of Belgrade; her grandparents, Murray and Jean Alford of Lumberton, N.C., and Sharold and Melody Buerkle of Belgrade; her uncle, Michael Buerkle of Belgrade; and her cousin, Jenavieve Striplin of Shelton, Wash.

            Memorials in Jana’s name may be made to the Gifting Foundation at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital, 931 Highland Blvd., Bozeman 59715. Please indicate the memorial be given to the nursery for the gifts of “Memory Boxes” to parents who have also lost their infants.

            A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11, at Grace Bible Church in Bozeman, for those who wish to attend.

 

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LELA FAYE ABSHIRE ALFRED

 

THE TRIBUNE

Great Falls, Cascade Co., MT—Friday, 24 October 2003

 

            Lela Faye Abshire Alfred, 84, of 1130 17th Avenue, a homemaker and a longtime Nebraska resident, died of natural causes on Wednesday [Oct. 22] at a local nursing home. Services were held on Monday at O’Connor Funeral Home. Burial followed in Highland Cemetery.

            Lela was born in a log cabin at the north head of the Flathead River near Kalispell, Montana, on September 15, 1919, and was raised in western Colorado around Glenwood Springs. The eldest of eight children, she had five brothers and two sisters. In 1938, she married Paul Eric Alfred in Sidney, Nebraska. They were married until Paul passed away in January of 1992. They spent most of their lives in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, and lived for a time in Chadron and other little towns where Paul worked for Fullen Construction. In August of 1990, they moved to Great Falls where she later lived at Eagles Manor and Missouri River Manor. A longtime member of the church at Bryant in Scottsbluff, she also was a member of the Church of Christ in Chadron and Great Falls.

            Surviving are her daughters, Sharon (Bruce) Dannar of Chadron, Nebraska, Paulette Willfong of Boulder, Colorado, and June (Don) White of Berwyn, Nebraska; sons, Don Alfred of Texas and Bob Alfred of Great Falls; a brother, Norman Abshire of Boulder; 22 grandchildren and 38 great-grandchildren.

            Her parents, Ruric and Myrtle Abshire; her husband, Paul Alfred; four brothers, including her brother, Junior, who died in the Korean War in 1953; two sisters; and a great-granddaughter, Brooke Patchen of Las Vegas, preceded her in death.

 

Paul Eric Alfred

 

Photos from Highland Cemetery, Great Falls, Cascade Co., MT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Becky

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lela F. Alfred (SS# issued in MS).

            She was the daughter of Ruric Tyree Abshire and Myrtle Maag. Her husband Paul was b. about 1910 in NE, the son of Anton Julius Alfred and Effie Ericson. Anton was b. 27 Dec 1869 in Kristianstad, Sweden.

            Her husband’s ALFRED lineage: Paul Eric 1910 NE1, Anton Julius 1869 Sweden2, Nils Svensson 1848 Sweden3.

 

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LILLIAN E. ALVORD DODGSON

 

NORWICH BULLETIN

Norwich, New London Co., CT—Tuesday, 13 May 2014

 

March 1, 1944 - May 8, 2014

 

HELENA, MT—Lillian E. (Alvord) Dodgson, 70, of Helena MT passed away on Wednesday, May 8th at home in Helena after a courageous battle with cancer.

            Born in Putnam, she was the daughter of the late Fredrick and Freida Bonnville Alvord.

            Lillian is survived by her husband Les Dodgsen of Helena, MT and her son Roland Drouin of Booklyn. She is also survived by her two brothers, James and wife Sandra Alvord of S. Killingly, and Millard Alvord of Plainfield and one sister, Nancy Boucher and her husband Charles of Putnam. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews.

            She was predeceased by her two sisters, Colleen Smith and Rose Rice and her two brothers Eugene and Samuel Alvord.

            Lillian will be laid to rest in Helena, MT.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            We included the obituaries of her siblings Rose A. Alvord Rice and Samuel H. Alvord; aunt Alice Mary Alvord Benoit; and uncles Charles Edward Alvord Sr. and Arthur Dwight Alvord in Connecticut Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her ALVORD lineage: Lillian E. 1944 CT1, Frederick Eugene 1909 CT2, Eugene Dwight 1878 NY3, George Edward 1853 NY4, Samuel Hart 1823 NY5, Samuel 1794 VT6, Benjamin 1762 MA7, Moses 1735 MA8, John 1711 MA9, John 1685 MA10, Thomas 1653 CT11, Alexander 1627 England12, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England13.

 

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MARGARET LUCILE “PEGGY” HALLFORD METCALF

 

DAILY CHRONICLE

Bozeman, Gallatin Co., MT—Saturday, 16 June 2001

 

            Peggy H. Metcalf, 68, passed away Tuesday, June 12, 2001, at Bozeman Deaconess Hospital. Born on March 1, 1933, in Perham, Minn., to Reese and Ethel (Bixby) Halford, she returned to Bozeman when she was 6 weeks old. She attended school in Gallatin Gateway until the fifth grade, and graduated from Gallatin County High School.

            Peggy married Bob Metcalf in Bozeman on Oct. 22, 1950.

            Peggy’s love of agriculture and the people of the Gallatin Valley led her to many community activities. She served as secretary of the Montana Appaloosa Club for seven years, organizing sales and shows. She worked for the Montana Winter Fair for 23 years, and as manager for 18. She was elected the first woman president of the five-state Rocky Mountain Fair Association. Peggy and Bob were inducted together into the Winter Fair Hall of Fame in 1992.

In a later career move, Peggy continued her work with farmers and ranchers as a real estate broker. She often expressed her gratitude for the trust and respect she found throughout the Gallatin.

            Peggy’s devotion to her many friends was second only to her love for her family. Her grandchildren were among her greatest pleasures. She is survived by her husband, Bob of Bozeman; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Sandie Metcalf of Bozeman; grandchildren, Colter, Jess, and Abbileen Metcalf; and sister, Donna Halford.

            A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 19, at First Presbyterian Church in Bozeman.

            Memorials in her name may be made to the Pioneer Museum, 317 W. Main St., Bozeman 59715; or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

 

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Photo from Sunset Memorial Park, Belgrade, Gallatin Co., MT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jane Barkell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Peggy H. Metcalf (SS# issued in MT), last residence Bozeman, Gallatin Co., MT.

            See the obituaries of her sister Donna Belle Hallford; and grandparents, James Francis Hallford and Cora Estes Hallford, in this compilation.

            Her full name is from family trees at Ancestry.com.

            Her HALLFORD lineage: Donna Belle 1930 MT1, Reese G. 1899 MO2, James Francis 1869 MO3, Gilbert Lafayette 1836 MO4, Jesse 1781 NC5, John 1748 ??6.

 

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MARTIN LUTHER ALFORD

Great-Great-Grandfather of Richard “Tony” Kirk, AAFA #1005

 

THE PLAINSMAN

Plains, Sanders Co., MT—Thursday, 28 November 1929

 

CIVIL WAR VETERAN TAKEN BY DEATH

 

            Martin L. Alford, Civil War Veteran, and resident of Plains many years, passed away at his home Tuesday morning [Nov. 26] after a confining illness which has kept him in bed for the last 3 months. Mr. Alford was born in Yorkville [Kendall Co.], Ill. in 1846. He volunteered for service in the U.S. army in February 1865 and was a private in Co. A 16th Illinois Veteran Infantry and was honorably discharged at Louisville Kentucky in 1865 being married the following year.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his widow and 4 sons, one of whom, C.L. [Charles Lee] Alford lives here, Alvero [Alva Clark] at Buxton, Ore., Oscar [Oscar Goodsell] of Porterville Calif., and Fred [Frederick Gordon] of Seattle and a younger brother who lives in Nacedah, Wis., a granddaughter Mrs. Stuart Stobie, who lives here. A daughter [Mamie Isabel] died several years ago.

            The Alfords come to Montana 19 years ago, living on a ranch near Lonepine before coming to Plains 4 years ago.

            Military funeral services were held Wednesday at the Methodist church and interment was made in the Plains cemetery.

 

Photo from Plains Cemetery, Plains, Sanders Co., MT—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Shawn James Emmett - wielryder@blackfoot.net - email sent 12/5/11 – 6/19/2013 no way to contact

Taken by photographer Shawn James Emmett

 

AAFA NOTES from Tony Kirk: Martin mustered into service February 14, 1865, Company E 105th Illinois Infantry, at Marengo, IL, residence listed as Shabbona, DeKalb Co., IL. Transferred to Company A 16th Illinois Infantry, possibly after the battle of Bentonvill, NC. Mustered out July 8, 1865. Source: Muster and Descriptive Rolls, Illinois State Archives.

            See the obituary of his granddaughter Eva May Alford Stobie in this compilation.

            Martin was born 7 Sept 1846, the son of Clark Baker Alford and Katherine C. Rickertson. He married Eva Alfreta Matteson on 20 Aug 1868 in DeKalb Co., IL.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Martin Luther 1846 IL1, Clark Baker 1803 VT2, Ashley Owen 1770 VT3, Benedict 1716 CT4, Benedict 1688 CT5, Jeremiah 1655 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1598 England8.

 

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MARY LAMB BENSON BROWN ALFORD

 

THE MISSOULIAN

Missoula, Missoula Co., MT—Sunday, 26 May 2013

 

MISSOULA—Mary Alford, of Missoula, passed away Thursday morning, May 23, 2013, at St. Patrick Hospital from multiple illnesses.

            She was born in Texarkana, Ark., on Oct. 14, 1950, to Denice and Helen Lamb. She never stayed in one place too long until she found Montana. She loved her three boys without question and loved all the kids that adopted her as a mom.

            Survivors include sister Elizabeth Green of Wise River; son Frank Benson of San Antonio, Texas, son Mike Brown of Colorado Springs, Colo., and son Jerry Brown of Amarillo, Texas. And multiple grandchildren.

            A memorial service will be held at The Journey Christian Fellowship, 345 S. Fifth St., in Missoula at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 26.

            The family would like to send a special thanks to the church family for doing so much for her and Alex Subrayan and Roy Patel, who were her very good friends.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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MILLIE ERMA CARTER ALFORD

 

[We are also publishing her obituary in the Colorado Obituaries compilation because of her close ties to CO.]

 

COLORADO SPRINGS GAZETTE-TELEGRAPH

Colorado Springs, El Paso Co., CO—Friday, 7 July 1989

 

            Erma C. Alford, 84, of Colorado Springs died Tuesday [July 4] in Laurel, Mont. She was a music teacher in Flagler and Simla for 23 years and previously had taught at the Blackfoot Indian Reservation in Wyoming.  

            Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. today and from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at Shrine of Rest Funeral Home, 1730 E. Fountain Blvd. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home with the Rev. Sidney English officiating. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alford was born May 23, 1905, in Dixon, Mo., to Dr. William C. and Annie (Carpenter) Carter. She had lived in Colorado Springs 30 years. Mrs. Alford received her master’s degree from Northwestern University of Kansas.

            She is survived by two sons, Ronald Eugene of Mountain View, Calif., and Harlan Errett of Colorado Springs; and seven grandchildren.

            Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by a daughter, Ermagene Thompson.

FAG photo requested 8/18/2014

 

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

            See the obituary of her former husband, Eugene E. Alford, in Colorado Obituaries. In his obituary, she is Millie Erma Carter Alford.

            Montana Death Index, 1860–2007, lists Erma Alford, age 84, died 4 July 1989 in Yellowstone Co., MT (also her residence county), divorced.

 

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NELLIE M. TUCKER HALFORD

 

DAILY INDEPENDENT

Helena, Lewis and Clark Co., MT—Saturday, 14 October 1939

 

            The body of Mrs. Nellie Halford, 63, former Helena resident who died Thursday evening in Hamilton, will be sent to Helena Sunday morning and funeral services will be held Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock.

            The Opp and Conrad funeral home will direct arrangements and burial will be in Forestvale.

            Mrs. Halford died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F.C. Bonesteele, with whom she had been residing for the past six years.

            She was born in Plattsville, Wis., in 1876. She was the widow of Daniel M. Halford who died here about 10 years ago. Mr. Halford was the son of Ben Halford, a Helena pioneer resident.

            Besides her daughter she is survived by a sister, Mrs. Josephine Sherman of Denver, Colo., one brother, H.B. Pucker of Great Falls, and several nieces and nephews of whom are Arthur Moran and Marie Watson, both of Helena.

 

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Photo from Forestvale Cemetery, Helena, Lewis and Clark Co., MT—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from R. – no way to contact

Taken by photographer R.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Daniel McKnight Halford, in this compilation.

 

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SAMUEL LESLIE ALFORD

 

STANDARD-EXAMINER

Ogden, Weber Co., UT—19 October 1934

 

BODY OF FORMER OGDENITE WILL BE BURIED IN MONTANA

 

            Word has been received that Leslie Alford, 26, formerly of Ogden, died October 18 in Bozeman, Mont. He was a brother of J.W. Alford, 588 Fifteenth street, and a son of the late Samuel and Elizabeth Alford.

            Mr. Alford had been ill for some time.

            Mr. Alford was formerly employed by the forest service. He is survived by his widow and one son, Donald; also three brothers and one sister, of Ogden.

            Interment will be made in the Bozeman cemetery.

 

In another article:

 

STANDARD-EXAMINER

Ogden, Weber Co., UT—Tuesday, 31 August 1909

 

WOMAN AND CHILDREN IN NEED OF HELP

 

            Mrs. Lizzie Alford, her two children, Samuel Leslie Alford, aged two years, and Archie Ray Alford, aged six years, and her niece, Sadie Alford, were found by Chief of Police Browning yesterday morning and sent to the Crittenton home.

            Mrs. Alford and the three children who were only half clad and were half starved, got off the train coming from Nevada and after being refused admittance at several of the rooming houses of the city, went to the City Hall park, where they were found by Chief Browning.

            When taken to the Crittenton home Mrs. Alford said that she and her husband had been living in a tent on McIntosh’s ranch near Wells, Nevada. She had come hither to find a home and her husband was to follow her in a few days.

            The woman and the children are without money and are badly in need.

            It is probable that steps will be taken today to secure financial aid for the unfortunate mother and children by popular subscription.

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of his brother Archie Ray Alford in Utah Obituaries.

            In 2013 a Find A Grave photographer reported that Samuel is buried in Sunset Hills Cemetery, Bozeman, Gallatin Co., MT, but he has no gravestone.

            His lineage: Samuel Leslie 1907 ??1, Samuel David 1875 UT2, John W. 1846 England3, William 1816 England4.

 

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WILLIAM ALVORD

 

DAILY CHRONICLE

Bozeman, Gallatin Co., MT—Thursday, 13 June 1996

 

            William “Bill” Alvord was born on Feb. 16, 1913, in Glasgow. He died at St. Peter’s Hospital on June 10, 1996, after a fierce battle with cancer.

            Bill married Gladys Lutes in 1937 and they lived and worked in Glasgow until Bill served in the Navy on a submarine in the Pacific during World War II. After his return, they moved to Bozeman and he attended Montana State University where he completed a master’s degree in fish and wildlife management. The family moved to Helena in 1959 where he resided until his death.

            Bill worked for the State of Montana, Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department until he retired in 1975. He was very active in Kiwanis, Masons and the Helena United Methodist Church.

            Gladys Alvord died in 1979, and Bill later married Esther McClintock, a high school classmate.

            Bill is survived by his son, Mike and wife, Pam Alvord and grandson, Josh Alvord of Bozeman; grandson, Nate and his wife, Kate of Vail, Colo.; wife, Esther, Cooney Convalescent Center; her daughter, Betty Vanmanen of Fairbanks, Alaska; her son, Bob McClintock of California; and niece, Jane Bernard and her family of Helena.

            Cremation has taken place. A memorial service was held at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church on Wednesday, June 12. Memorials may be sent to St. Paul’s United Methodist Memorial Fund or to the American Cancer Society.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of William Alvord (SS# issued in MT), last residence Helena, Lewis and Clark Co., MT.

 

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WILLIAM HENRY ALFORD

 

ANACONDA STANDARD

Anaconda, Deer Lodge Co., MT—Sunday, 18 September 1904

 

MISSOULA [Missoula Co.], Sept. 17—William Alford, one of the substantial farmers of the Bitter Root valley, died Thursday at his home near Woodside [Ravalli Co.]. Heart disease was the cause of death.

            Mr. Alford had been in the valley for 18 years and went there from Missouri.

            The funeral was held his afternoon.

 

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Photo from Corvallis Cemetery, Corvallis, Ravalli Co., MT—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Fayth Evjen

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of his mother, Grazilda Menees Alford; and his brothers George Monroe Alford, Oliver C. Alford, Milton William Alford, and John Allen Alford in Missouri Obituaries.

            William married Della Roach in Greene Co., MO, on 19 Dec 1895.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Milton W. & William Henry Denton Alford.

            His lineage: William Henry 1861 MO1, William Henry Denton 1811 NC2.