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NEBRASKA 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: 13 DECEMBER 2015

 

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The families of some of the subjects of these Nebraska 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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ALAZIA KEIBREON ALFORD

 

Alazia Keibron Lay Lay Alford

Photo from her Find A Grave memorial—posted by Anonymous

 

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Omaha, Douglas Co., NE—Wednesday, 10 October 2007

 

            Alford - Alazia “Lay Lay”, age 6 years, of Omaha. Our little angel went to heaven on 10/5/2007.

            Survived by mother, Lekenvish Alford; father, Allen Merritt; uncle, Marion Alford; brothers, Deveon Alford and Diquarius Merritt; sister, Makahia Marion; grandmother, Charlotte Merritt; many other relatives and friends.

            Celebration of Alazia’s Life: Fri. 2:00 PM at Grace Apostolic Church (2216 Military Ave.). Visitation: Thur. 5-8:00 PM at Braman Mortuary. Interment: Forest Lawn. Visit www.bramanmortuary.com to leave a condolence.

 

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OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Omaha, Douglas Co., NE—_____ October 2007

 

            Maya Mack had just parked her Chevrolet Malibu behind a friend's house in a north Omaha alley. With her were two other friends and a 6-year-old girl one of them was baby-sitting.

            Then a gray car pulled up behind them, Mack said. One of the two young males inside opened fire with a pistol. Mack, 19, who was outside the car when the shooting started, was wounded in her left arm. A friend, Brianna Ross, 17, was shot in her lower left leg.

            But inside the car was Alazia Alford, the young girl, with a fatal wound. The girl was shot and killed in the shooting near 14th and Spencer Streets about 5 p.m. Friday. She was a first grader at Saratoga School.

            Sgt. Teresa Negron, an Omaha police spokeswoman, said late Friday night that police had the principal suspect in custody and that charges were pending. Mack said she knew who the males were, but police were not releasing the names of any suspects Friday night.

            Both Alazia Alford and Mack were taken to the Nebraska Medical Center, where the child died. Mack was treated and released. Ross was treated at the scene but was not hospitalized.

            Mack is a cousin of Chasity Wright, who was beaten by a group of young girls outside the Burger King at 24th and H Streets in June 2004. She died of an asthma attack as a result of the beating. Mack held her dying cousin in her arms after that incident.

            After Friday's shooting, Mack drove from the alley where she was parked to a nearby house. Neighbors who heard the shots spilled out of their homes to investigate. Ronald Jackson, who lives nearby, said he heard five shots, then went outside. A female was driving a car east down Spencer and was yelling out the window, "Call the ambulance! She's been shot."

            Chuck Oldham was fixing a vacuum cleaner in his garage when he heard three to four gunshots—others said there were more. He strode outside and saw a car with its back window blown out careen north on 14th, then turn around and drive onto Spencer and pull into a driveway on the north side of the street. He administered CPR to Alazia, frantically blowing air into her mouth.

            "I just seen the girl take the baby out of the car, so I walked across the street . . . tried to resuscitate her," he said. "It was bad. . . . I've been living here 39 years. I've never seen anything like it. Ever."

            Vickie Claxton, who lives on Wirt Street, said she heard six gunshots as she was cleaning her kitchen. She dove to the floor and crawled to the front door. She slowly stepped outside and peeked around the corner toward the north, where the shots came from, when a gray car shot out of a north-south alley, heading west on Wirt Street. She walked over to Spencer Street and saw the little girl in a front yard, motionless. "Never in my life had I seen a baby with that much blood on them," Claxton said, still shaking an hour later.

            Andrea McMaster, a spokeswoman for the Nebraska Medical Center, said there was a brawl outside the emergency room of the hospital Friday night. Omaha police responded almost immediately, she said, as officers were there investigating the shooting. McMaster said one of those involved was visiting a victim of the shooting.

            Back on North 14th Street, Terry Hudson, 45, looked over at the police detectives poking around the scene, appalled at the senselessness of the slaying. He said people need to know there are better ways to solve disputes than with violence. "Some things they do they can't take back," he said.

 

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Photo from Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Douglas Co., NE—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Randy Clark dolph72

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her uncle Jerome M. “Buster” Alford in this compilation.

            Her middle name and her birth date, 5 Feb 2001, are on her gravestone.

 

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ALBERT DARWIN “AL” ALFORD

Uncle of Leroy Darwin Alford, AAFA #0711

 

HASTINGS TRIBUNE

Hastings, Adams Co., NE—Thursday, 11 February 1999

 

SUPERIOR [Nuckolls Co.]—Superior resident Albert D. “Al” Alford, 91, died Wednesday, February 10, 1999, at Good Samaritan Center in Superior.

            Services were held Saturday at Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel in Superior. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery north of Superior.

            Mr. Alford was born August 28, 1907, to Wilder and Ardella Shafer Alford in Superior. He attended Superior schools. On August 25, 1926, he married Cathelma Julia Reed. They farmed in the Superior area for many years. They also lived in Maxwell, Nevada, Iowa, Bostwick, and Hastings. His wife died in September 15, 1984.

            Survivors are two daughters, Dollene J. “Dolly” Egan of Bullhead City, Arizona, and Catherine A. Jorn of Hastings; one brother, Henry of Chula Vista, California; five grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. One daughter, Roberta Alene Alford and two grandchildren preceded him in death.

 

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From Miscellaneous Nuckolls County, Nebraska Obituaries

Nuckolls Co., NE—Thursday, 18 February 1999

 

            Albert Darwin Alford, 91, the son of Wilder and Ardella (Shafer) Alford, was born Aug. 28, 1907, at Superior. He died Feb. 10, at the Good Samaritan Center in Superior.

            He attended Superior schools and on Aug. 25, 1926, Nelson, he married Cathelma Julia Reed. They lived and farmed in the Superior community for many years. They also lived in Maxwell and Nevada, Iowa, Bostwick and Hastings.

            He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Superior and active in several farmers organizations and senior citizens.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife on Sept. 15, 1984, a daughter, Roberta Alene Alford and two grandsons.

            He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Harry Egan (Dollene), Bullhead City, Ariz.; and Mrs. Wilfred Jorn (Catherine), Hastings; a brother, Henry Alford, Chula Vista, Calif.; five grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren.

            Services were Feb. 13 from the Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel in Superior…. Interment was in the Evergreen Cemetery, Superior.

 

Photo from Evergreen Cemetery, Superior, Nuckolls Co., NE—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marilyn Sanner Keim

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Albert D. Alford (SS# issued in NE).

            See the obituary of his wife, Cathelma Julia Reed Alford; and mother, Ardella Shaffer Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his daughter Dollene Joan Alford Egan in Utah Obituaries; and brother Henry Samuel Alford in California Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Albert Darwin 1907 NE1, Wilder Montgomery 1872 IA2, Darwin Elbridge 1849 NY3, Albert 1818 NY4, Abner 1767 MA5, Elijah 1732 CT6, Josiah 1696 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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ALVA JOSEPH “JACK” ALVORD

 

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Omaha, Douglas Co., NE—20 February 1937

 

A.J. “JACK” ALVORD, 50, DIES; NATIVE OMAHAN

 

            Alvah Joseph “Jack” Alvord, 50, life-long Omaha resident, died this morning at his home, 8205 Poppleton avenue, after having been ill since last June. He had worked previously as sales manager of the Z-Ro Sales company. He was a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal church.

            Surviving are his wife, Marion; a daughter, Mrs. D.B. Ridley, and a sister, Mrs. Joyce Koch, all of Omaha.

            Rev. D.J. Gallagher will conduct funeral services Monday at 2 p.m. at the Kenneth Golden mortuary. Burial will be in West Lawn cemetery.

 

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OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Omaha, Douglas Co., NE—29 October 1913

 

 

JACK ALVORD RETURNS AFTER YEAR’S ABSENCE

DISAPPEARED SEPTEMBER, 1912, THOUGHT TO HAVE DROWNED IN MISSOURI RIVER.

HIS QUEER ACTIONS CAUSE SEPARATION FROM WIFE AND CHILD.

 

            Very much alive, and not dead, is Alva Jack Alvord, erstwhile cashier for the M.C. Peters Mill company, who disappeared last Labor day and was thought drowned upon discovery the following day, of his clothing at the river edge beneath the Union Pacific railroad bridge. He turned up yesterday at the home of his wife’s parents. Mr. and Mrs. T.H. Campbell, 1415 South Tenth street, after an extensive trip through the south.

            As an outcome of the young man’s voluntary absence and unheralded return, he and Mrs. Alvord are separated. This was declared at the Campbell home yesterday.

            Those concerned are reluctant to talk of the affair and Alvord could not be found for an explanation. The only tangible accounting to be had yesterday came through the police detective department. An investigation of Alvord’s return was made inasmuch as his disappearance had been an object of police inquiry.

            That the young man had become involved in expenditures beyond his means and was being pressed by his creditors, is reported through this source as the basis of the difficulty. Other complications, however, with a possible bearing on his alleged indebtedness, were alleged at the Campbell home, such being declared the reason for the separation.

            “We have nothing to say, other than that this has been the worst shock of all,” said Mrs. Campbell, speaking for Mrs. Alvord, who was unable to be seen. “It would have been better that we continued in the belief that he was dead than to think of him alive as we do.”

            At the office of the M.C. Peters Mill company it was declared that Alvord’s accounts with the firm were in good order. This statement was made at the first by M.C. Peters and reiterate yesterday by Ralph Peters.

            “We are of course interested to know that Alvord is alive,” said Ralph Peters in the absence of the head of the firm. “Beyond that, however, we are in nowise concerned and have really no information of the affair beyond knowledge of his return.”

            Asked if Alvord would be reinstated in his position, Mr. Peters declared no such step had been considered and he could not say what might be done along that line.

            Alvord is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Alford of 2426 Poppleton avenue. The elder Alvord is out of the city and will not return until today and Mrs. Alford declined to talk of the affair yesterday and late in the afternoon denied even having seen her son.

            Young Alvord was believed dead by those of his family, his employers, his acquaintances and the police. His connection in good standing with half a dozen organizations; his exemplary habits, as attested to at the time by his family and friends; an absence of any known difficulty in which he could have been involved and his position in a business way suggested no motive for self destruction or voluntary disappearance. And on the other hand a known, one-time fondness for swimming “In the river” and his seeming good spirits on the eve of his departure, suggested no other theory than one of accidental drowning when his clothing was found at the water’s edge.

            Alvord is a member of the Elks, the Royal Arcanum, the Modern Woodmen, the Carter Lake club, Ak-Sar-Ben and several other organizations. He participated as a vocalist in several Ak-Sar-Ben productions.

            Mrs. Alvord, with their 2-year-old child, is living at the Campbell home. Alvord will remain, it is said, at the home of his parents.

 

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Photo from Westlawn-Hillcrest Memorial Park, Omaha, Douglas Co., NE—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jenny Watton

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Frank Elbert Alvord and Mary Agnes Martin Alvord; and brother Frank Omsby Alvord in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Alva Joseph 1887 NE1, Frank Elbert 1860 IL2, David Harvey 1827 NY3, Justus 1796 MA4, Elisha 1753 MA5, Zebadiah 1724 MA6, John 1696 MA7, Jonathan 1669 MA8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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ARDELLA SHAFFER ALFORD

Grandmother of Leroy Darwin Alford, AAFA #0711

 

NELSON GAZETTE

Nelson, Nuckolls Co., NE—Thursday, 2 July 1964

 

            Mrs. Adilla [sic] Alford died at Brodstone Hospital in Superior June 19, 1964, at the age of 81 years, 10 months, and 1 day.

            She was born August 18, 1882, the eldest of the 12 children of Mr. and Mrs. Alford Shaffer, in Harrison Township in Jewell County. The family moved to a farm northeast of Bostwick, and for many years attended the Methodist Church at Bostwick.

            She was united in marriage to Wilder W. Alford Oct. 11, 1902, at Nelson and two sons were born to the union.

            Mr. and Mrs. Alford lived in and around Superior most of their married life, with the exception of two short periods in Iowa. Her husband died Dec. 4, 1960.

            Surviving are her two sons, Albert D. of Bostwick, and Henry S. of Chula Vista, Calif.; one sister, Mrs. Ora Saum of Indianola, Nebr.; eight grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

            The last few months of her life were spent at the Golden Age home in Nelson.

            Services were held at the Megrue Funeral Home in Superior Tuesday afternoon, June 23.

 

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Photo from Evergreen Cemetery, Superior, Nuckolls Co., NE—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marilyn Sanner Keim

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her son Albert Darwin “Al” Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Henry Samuel Alford in California Obituaries.

 

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CATHELMA JULIA REED ALFORD

 

NELSON GAZETTE

Nelson, Nuckolls Co., NE—Thursday, 28 September 1984

 

            Cathelma Julia Alford, one of two children of Henry Reed and Edith Bartley Reed, was born on a farm near Nelson, Nebraska, September 16, 1908. She passed away September 15, 1984, at Mary Lanning Hospital in Hastings, Nebraska, at the age of 75 years, 11 months and 29 days.

            Cathelma grew up on the family farm near Nelson and was educated at Nelson.

            August 25, 1926, she was married to Albert Alford at Nelson. To this union three daughters, Roberta, Dollene and Catherine were born.

            Other communities they lived in after leaving Nelson were Maxwell and Nevada, Iowa, the Superior area where she spent most of her life and in January 1984, they moved to Hastings.

            Cathelma was very active in her church. She was baptised at an early age from the Nelson Presbyterian Church, a long time member of the Superior First Presbyterian Church and at the time of her death was a member of the Second Presbyterian Church of Hastings.

            Preceding her in death were her parents, her brother, Norris Reed, her daughter, Roberta, and a grandson, James Egan.

            Survivors include her husband, Albert of Hastings; two daughters Dollene Egan, & her husband, Harry, of Anaheim, California, and Catherine Althea Jorn, and her husband, Wilfred of Hastings; five grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held Tuesday, September 18, 1984, at 2 p.m. from the Megrue-Price Funeral Home Chapel in Superior.… Casketbearers were: Pleasant Woerner, Herb Atkins, Robert Woerner, Bill Mallam, Harold Carpenter and Roland Shambaugh.

            Burial was in the Evergreen Cemetery, Superior, Nebraska. Megrue-Price Funeral Home of Superior was in charge of the arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Sept 1984) dates of Cathelma Alford (SS# issued in NE), last residence Superior, Nuckolls Co., NE.

            See the obituary of her husband, Albert Darwin “Al” Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone. We included the obituary of her daughter Dollene Joan Alford Egan in Utah Obituaries.

 

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CLARENCE SIDNEY ALVORD

 

LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE—Tuesday, 10 July 1973

 

            Alvord—Rev. Clarence, 89, 508 So. 12th, died Monday. Born Gage County. Lifelong Nebraska resident. Retired minister, Christian Church.

            Survivors: son, Wayne, Dallas, Texas; daughters, Mrs. Dean (Mary) Blair, Greeley, Colo., Mrs. Opal Banzhof, Rio Blanco, Colo.; brother, Howard Lincoln; grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

            Roper & Sons Mortuary.

 

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LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE—Wednesday, 11 July 1973

 

            Alvord—Rev. Clarence, 89, 508 So. 12th, died Monday. Member First Christian.

            Survivor correction, daughter, Mrs. Mary Deane Blair, Greeley, Colo.; four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren.

            Graveside Services: 1 p.m. Thursday, Highland Cemetery, Cortland. Rev. Emmett Haas. Memorials First Christian Church, Lincoln. Roper & Sons Mortuary.

 

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Photo from Highland Center Cemetery, Gage Co., NE—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tracy Turner

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Clarence Alvord (SS# issued in NE) was born 17 Jan 1884 and died _____ July 1973, last residence Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE.

            See the obituaries of his father, H. Monroe Alvord; and brother Donald Stuart Alvord in this compilation.

            His ALVORD lineage: Clarence Sidney1884 NE1, H. Monroe 1858 PA2, George W. 1832 PA3, George 1795 PA4.

 

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DONALD STUART ALVORD

 

LINCOLN STAR

Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE—Tuesday, 17 October 1972

 

            Alvord—D.S. (Don), 77, Ceresco, died Saturday.

            Services: 2 p.m. Tuesday, Covenant Church, Ceresco. Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln. Nelson Funeral Home, Ceresco.

 

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LINCOLN EVENING JOURNAL

Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE—3 April 1961

 

 

RETIRING BUT NOT TIRED AFTER 42 YEARS OF 84-HOUR WEEKS

By Budd Gauger

 

CERESCO—A man who has worked 12 hours every day of the week for 42 years wonders why anyone wants a 5-day work week.

            “It’s just an extra time to spend money,” says Don Alford, 66, upon retirement as Ceresco’s pharmacist.

            He has missed but one week and a day of work due to illness—during the 1918 flu epidemic.

            “I’ve just been lucky, “he comments, “I have a good health constitution.”

 

Never Weary

 

            Long store hours every day never wearied this gentleman, who is in excellent health.

            In fact, “that’s why I’m in such good shape—it didn’t bother me, it’s interesting.

            Retirement from such a rigid schedule will be quite a change for the Ceresco citizen. What will he do?

            “I can’t play baseball any more.” he says. “I always liked Latin, so I think I’ll study Spanish.”

            He also plans to travel, fish and read—plus do relief work in a Wahoo store.

            His keys to health are maximum of sleep and a minimum of worry.

 

Night Life

 

            “I stayed out late at night when I was courting, but I soon learned it wasn’t worth the price I had to pay the next day.”

            Alvord’s optimism is rare. “Most problems are no longer problems tomorrow,” he believes, “Whatever will be will be—in most things.”

            Alvord is a refreshing individualist who decries the general lack of enterprise and individualism today.

            Alvord attributes some of his rugged individualism to his 10 years at Miller (northwest of Kearney), where farmers knew how to cope optimistically with crop failures and financial set-backs.

 

Family Profession

 

            Pharmacy prevails in the Alvord family: a son, Stuart, operates a pharmacy in Beatrice and a brother, Clifford, operates one in Lincoln. Other brothers, Clarence and Howard, live in Lincoln.

            Mr. and Mrs. Alvord, in Ceresco the past 33 years, live in a white frame house west of the town’s business district.

 

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Photo from Wyuka Cemetery, Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jenny Watton

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donald S. Alvord (SS# issued in NE) was born 8 June 1895 and died _____ Oct 1972, last residence Ceresco, Saunders Co., NE.

            See the obituaries of his father, H. Monroe Alvord; and brother Clarence Sidney Alvord in this compilation.

            On his 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), Donald Stuart Alvord, druggist age 21, was married with 2 children. He was living in Overton, Dawson Co., NE, and confirmed his birth date in Cortland, Gage Co., NE.

            Donald and his brother Clifford were among 14 pharmacists honored on 20 Nov 1963 by the Lancaster County Pharmaceutical Society for having been in the profession for 50 years or more. [Lincoln Star, 21 Nov 1963—includes photo]

            His ALVORD lineage: Donald Stuart 1895 NE1, H. Monroe 1858 PA2, George W. 1832 PA3, George 1795 PA4.

 

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DONNA LEE ALFRED POWELL

 

THE INDEPENDENT

Grand Island, Hall Co., NE—Sunday, 27 April 2008

 

            Donna Lee Powell, 75, of Grand Island died Friday, April 25, 2008 at St. Francis Medical Center in Grand Island. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Apfel Funeral Home in Grand Island. The Rev. Nancy Lambert will officiate. Burial will be in Westlawn Memorial Park Cemetery….

            Mrs. Powell was born May 14, 1932, at Grand Island to Gilbert and Bessie (Farmer) Alfred.

            Survivors of her immediate family include her husband, Virgil “Bud” Powell of Grand Island; two sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Kathy Powell of Grand Island and Randy and Liz Powell of Alda; and two daughters and sons-in-law, Deb and Kenny Scheel of Alda and Connie Voss and Cliff Gannon of Grand Island. Other survivors include her grandchildren and their spouses, T.R. Anderson, Tyler Powell and Ryan Powell, all of Alda, Kelsey and Steven Obermire of Lincoln, Lindsay and Jessie Davis and Abbie and Jay Vialpando, all of Wood River and Thomas Gannon, Danny Powell and Addie Voss, all of Grand Island.

            Donna grew up in Grand Island and graduated from Grand Island Senior High School in 1950. She was united in marriage to Virgil Powell on July 10, 1950, in Lewiston, Idaho. The couple lived in Grand Island, and she was a wonderful homemaker while her children were growing up. She worked for Triad Plastics in Alda for 18 years.Ê She was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church in Grand Island.

            She enjoyed crocheting and embroidering. She was a wonderful seamstress. She loved to read and be in her garden. She was a very good cook and enjoyed canning. Her greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with her family. Bud and Donna loved to spend time together square dancing and round dancing.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Keith; a sister, Ardath; and a son-in-law, Don Voss.

            Memorials are suggested to Alda Methodist Church in Alda or Trinity United Methodist Church in Grand Island. Sign the guest book at theindependent.com/obits.

 

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Photo from Westlawn Memorial Cemetery, Grand Island, Hall Co., NE—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Michelle Abramson

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Donna Lee Powell (SS# issued in NE), last residence Grand Island, Hall Co., NE.

            We included the obituary of her brother Keith E. Alfred in Idaho Obituaries.

            Her ALFRED lineage: Donna Lee 1932 NE1, Gilbert Leo 1896 NE2, Julius Anton 1869 Sweden3, Nils Svensson 1840 Sweden4.

 

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EDGAR WILLIAM “BILL” ALFORD, SR.

 

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Omaha, Douglas Co., NE—Monday, 11 June 1979

 

            Alford—Edgar W., Sr. (Bill), age 84 yrs., 2004 No. 28th St.

            Survived by wife Marie; 2 sons, Edgar Jr. and Marvin Lee Alford, 2 daughters, Mrs. Frances Fountain, Omaha; Mrs. Betty Echols, Wewoka, Okla.; 2 brothers, M.H., Perris Calif., Major Alford, Detroit, Mich.; 2 sisters, Mrs. Minnie Madlock, Stockton, Calif., Mrs. Thelma Wilson, Palo Alto, Calif.; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews and other relatives.

            Services 2 PM Tues. Chapel. Casket will remain closed after services. Interment Soldier Circle, Forest Lawn Cemetery with military rites at graveside.

            Thomas Funeral Home 3920 No. 24th St.

 

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Photo from Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Douglas Co., NE—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Don Watkins

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edgar Alford (SS# issued in NE) was born 14 Nov 1894 and died _____ June 1979, last residence Omaha, Douglas Co., NE.

            We included the obituary of his daughter Betty Jewel Alford Echols in California Obituaries.

            On Edgar Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 21 living in Houston, TX. He lists his birth date as 14 Nov 1896 and his nearest relative, Minnie Alford, mother, of Castle, OK. He was probably born in 1896 since his brother Matthew Hale Alford was born in July 1894.

            Edgar is a descendant of Solomon Alford, born 1828 AL, the son of Littleberry and Mary (Butler) Alford, later of Oktibbeha Co., MS. Solomon and slave Lussie had six children. In 1992 Wessylyne Alford-Simpson, AAFA #1034, published Promises: Heritage of an African American Family about this branch of the family.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Littleberry B. Alford and Mary Butler.

            His lineage: Edgar William 1896 MS1, Matthew Solomon 1860 MS2, Solomon 1828 AL3, Littleberry 1801 NC4.

 

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ELEANOR ALDERSON ALFORD

 

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Omaha, Douglas Co., NE—Friday, 30 December 1932

 

LYNCH [Boyd Co.]—Mrs. William Alford, 75, early resident here, died Wednesday. She and her husband had observed their fifty-fourth wedding anniversary recently.

 

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Photo from Alford Cemetery, Monowi, Boyd Co., NE—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mark Sandell

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her grandson Lorelle E. “Al” Alford in this compilation.

 

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ELIZABETH A. “BETTY” SLEZAK ALFRED

 

LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE—Wednesday, 16 October 2002

 

            Alfred - Elizabeth "Betty" A., 67, Lincoln, died Monday (10/14/02).

            Born, Milligan (8/18/35) to William and Anne (Babolik) Slezak Sr.

            Survivors: daughter, son-in-law, Sheri and Terry Cherney, Wilber; mother, Anne T. Slezak, Milligan; sister-in-law, Darlene Slezak, Milligan; nephew, Billy Slezak III and wife Jana, Milligan; niece, Terry Brandt and husband Terry, Tobias; special cats, Whitey, Omar.

            Services: 10:30 a.m. Friday, St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church, Milligan. Rosary: 10 a.m. Friday before funeral Mass, church. Father David Bourek. Bohemian National Cemetery, Milligan. Visitation: beginning 1 p.m. Thursday, Farmer & Son Funeral Home-Kotas Chapel, Milligan.

            Memorials: Elizabeth Alfred Memorial Scholarship Fund.

 

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Photo from Bohemian National Cemetery, Milligan, Fillmore Co., NE—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, M. Jensen Seggerman

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm death date of Elizabeth S. Alfred (SS# issued in NE) but list her birth date as 19 Aug 1935 (same as gravestone), last residence Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE.

 

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ELIZA JANE ALFORD YOUNG

 

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Photo from her Find A Grave memorial

Posted by Carol Strayer, obtained from Barbara Ambrose

 

SUPERIOR JOURNAL

Superior, Nuckolls Co., NE—8 October 1903

 

            Mrs. H.W. Young died this morning a quarter to 8 o’clock at her home in the western part of the city. She was one of the oldest residents of the city, having come here about twenty-four years ago.

            Her name is Eliza Jane Alford. She was born in 1849 in New York state, the date of her birth being October 20.

            On June 14, 1865, she was married in Grundy County, Iowa, to H.W. Young. Ten children were born to them, of whom five survive her. These are Mrs. Martha Strayer, Elmer Young, Gene Young, Mrs. Carrie Effenbeck and Mrs. Leola Mahaffey.

            The cause of her death was consumption. Since early last spring she had been seriously out of health, and during the summer she rarely could leave her home, even for a short drive.

            The funeral services will occur from the Methodist Church tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock, conducted by Rev U. G. Brown.

 

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Photo from Evergreen Cemetery, Superior, Nuckolls Co., NE—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Marilyn Sanner Keim

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of her grandfather, Asahel Alford Jr., in New York Obituaries.

            Eliza was the daughter of Albert Alford and Julianna DeLawyer.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Eliza Jane 1849 NY1, Albert 1815 NY32, Asahel 1787 MA3, Asahel 1760 MA4, Elijah 1732 CT5, Josiah 1696 CT6, Josiah 1649 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1575 England9.

 

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FRANK ELBERT ALVORD

 

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Omaha, Douglas Co., NE—2 July 1920

 

            Alvord—Frank A., June 30, aged 59 years, resident of Omaha 38 years.

            Mr. Alvord is survived by his wife, 1 son; Mr. H.A. Alvord and a daughter, Mrs. Joyce Koch.

            Services Friday, 2:30 p.m. from H.K. Burket & Son Funeral chapel….

 

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OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Omaha, Douglas Co., NE—3 July 1920

 

Deaths—Frank Elbert Alvord, 59 years, 2406 Poppleton street….

 

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OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Omaha, Douglas Co., NE—4 July 1920

 

CARD OF THANKS

 

            We wish to thank our many friends and neighbors for their sympathy and beautiful flowers received through the long illness and death of our husband and father. —Mrs. Frank Alvord, Mr. and Mrs. A.J. Alvord and Mr. and Mrs. J.E. Koch.

 

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Permission granted by the photographer, Don Watkins

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Agnes Martin Alvord; and his sons Alva Joseph “Jack” Alvord and Frank Ormsby Alvord in this compilation.

            From Samuel Morgan Alvord’s A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord (1908), p. 611:

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Frank Elbert 1860 IL1, David Harvey 1827 NY2, Justus 1796 MA3, Elisha 1753 MA4, Zebadiah 1724 MA5, John 1696 MA6, Jonathan 1669 MA7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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FRANK ORMSBY ALVORD

 

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Omaha, Douglas Co., NE—Thursday, 27 August 1885

 

DIED

 

            Alvord—In this city, August 27, at 1:12 a.m., Frank Ormsby, son of F.E. and Aggie Alvord, age 1 year, 6 months and 2 days.

            Funeral takes place to-morrow at 10 a.m., from the family residence, 2215 Pacific street. Friends respectfully invited to attend.

 

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Photo from Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Douglas Co., NE—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Don Watkins

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Frank Elbert Alvord and Mary Agnes Martin Alvord; and his siblings Alva Joseph “Jack” Alvord in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His ALVORD lineage: Frank Ormsby 1884 NE1, Frank Elbert 1860 IL2, David Harvey 1827 NY3, Justus 1796 MA4, Elisha 1753 MA5, Zebadiah 1724 MA6, John 1696 MA7, Jonathan 1669 MA8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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G.P. ALVORD

 

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Omaha, Douglas Co., NE—23 April 1903

 

NEBRASKAN DIES OF POISON

G.P. ALVORD TAKEN FROM TRAIN IN DYING CONDITION

 

PENDLETON, Ore., April 2—G.P. Alvord, who was taken in an unconscious condition from a westbound passenger train Saturday evening, died in a hospital here today. Alvord was from Grant [Perkins Co.], Neb., and is said to have been wealthy. The coroner says Alvord died from poison.

 

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H. MONROE ALVORD

 

LINCOLN SUNDAY STAR

Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE—Sunday, 20 February 1927

 

            Munroe [sic] Alvord, 68, of Cortland, died at 2:45 Saturday afternoon at the home of his son, Howard Alvord, 838 South Twenty-eighth street.

            He is survived by four sons, Clarence S. and Howard, both of Lincoln, Clifford of Garland, and Donald of Miller.

            The body is being held at Hodgman’s awaiting funeral arrangements.

 

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Photos from Highland Center Cemetery, Gage Co., NE—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jenny Watton

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his sons Clarence Sidney Alvord and Donald Stuart Alvord; and his granddaughter Marylyn Rae Alvord Lugn Holm in this compilation.

            In 1900 Monroe, recently widowed, and 3 of his sons are living in Highland, Gage Co., NE, dwelling #53: Monroe Allvord, widowed farmer age 41 b. Nov 1858 in PA; and his sons: Clarance 16 b. Jan 1884 in NE; Howard 13 b. Oct 1886 in NE; and Clifford 6 b. Aug 1893 in IL. The youngest son, Donald Stuart Alvord, was probably being cared for by relatives, but he has not been found in 1900.

            In 1880 Monroe is living with his parents in Clatonia, Gage Co., NE, family #40: George Alvord farmer age 48 b. PA; his wife Mary 45 PA; son Monroe 21 PA; son Frank 19 PA; and daughter-in-law Mary 20 PA (parents b. Scotland and Wales). Monroe and Mary were married in the year.

            In 1870 they are in Braceville, Grundy Co., IL, dwelling #8: George Alvord, farmer age 38 b. PA; Mary Ann 35 PA; Monroe 12 PA; Franklin 10 PA; Louisa Gilmin 13 OH; and Adam Sawyer 69 PA.

            From Family Trees on RootsWeb: Monroe’s wife was Mary Cumming, daughter of John Proctor Cumming and Rachel Jones.

            Also buried in Highland Center Cemetery are Monroe’s father, George W. Alford, b. 1832 in PA and d. 1900 in Highland Twp, Gage Co., NE; and his mother, Mary, 1835–1910.

            George’s parents were George Alvord, b. 10 July 1795 in PA, and Catharine Shomper, b. about 1796 in PA.

            His ALVORD lineage: H. Monroe 1858 PA1, George W. 1832 PA2, George 1795 PA3.

 

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HARRIET CANNON ALFORD

 

LINCOLN SUNDAY JOURNAL AND STAR

Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE—Sunday, 27 April 1958

 

HARRIET ALFORD DIES HERE

 

            Mrs. Harriet Alford, of 1311 No. 37th, died Saturday. She was the widow of Dr. Simon Wayne Alford, a University of Nebraska pathologist who died in 1955. Dr. Alford was known for his work on animal diseases.

            Mrs. Alford had lived in Lincoln since 1915. She was a member of First Christian Church. Chapter DM. PEO, Hall in the Grove, University of Nebraska Faculty Women’s Club, Ceres Club and Thursday Morning Lecture Circle.

            Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Mary Louise Graenke of Omaha; a niece, Harriett Malmgreen of Goleta, Calif; 2 grandchildren.

 

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OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Omaha, Douglas Co., NE— Sunday, 27 April 1958

 

LINCOLN—Mrs. Harriett Alford, Lincoln, widow of Dr. Simon Wayne Alford, University of Nebraska pathologist, died here Saturday.

            Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Mary Louise Graunke of Omaha, and two grandchildren.

            The cause of death was not given.

 

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LINCOLN EVENING JOURNAL

Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE—Friday, 18 July 1958

 

ALFORD ESTATE TOPS $50,000

 

            The estate of Harriet M. Alford, Lincolnite who died Apr. 26, has been valued at more than $50,000. Exact value of the estate was not listed in an inventory filed in Lancaster County Court. But the inventory listed $14,500 in savings bonds, $10,000 in savings and loan associations and $1,183 in personal property.

            The value of the land in Oklahoma and at 1301 No. 37th in Lincoln was not given.

 

AAFA NOTES: On Simon Wayne Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is a veterinarian age 32 living in Fremont, Dodge Co., NE. His birth date is 23 Jan 1886 and his wife is Mrs. Hattie Alford.

            From Missouri Marriage Records, 1805–2002 (Ancestry.com): Simon W. Alford, age 27, married Hattie Cannon in Jackson Co., MO, on 23 June 1913.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of John & Mary Alford of Frederick County VA.

            Her husband’s lineage: Simon Wayne 1886 KS1, Anthony Wayne 1851 IN2, Wayne 1821 IN3, James 1791 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696?? 7.

 

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HILDA LYDIA GOTSCHALL ALFRED

 

STAR HERALD

Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff Co., NE—Sunday, 4 April 1999

 

            Hilda Lydia Alfred, 84, of Lyman [Scotts Bluff Co.], died Thursday, April 1, 1999 at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 6, 1999 at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff.... Interment will be in Fairview Cemetery....

            She was born Oct 3, 1914 in Knox County to Walter and Ella (Schmidt) Gotschall. She received her education in Sunrise, Wyo. and Scottsbluff. She married Russell Alfred on Aug 16, 1933 in Kimball [Kimball Co.]. They made their home in Scottsbluff until she moved to Lyman a few years ago to live with her son. She was a member of the Valley View Extension Club for more than 25 years and was a member of the Presbyterian Church.

            Survivors include her sons and daughters-in-law Russell Duane Alfred of Salt Lake City, Utah, Arvid Anton and Cleo Alfred of Bellingham, Wash., Richard Jerry and Patricia Alfred, of Mitchell, John Leo and Virginia Alfred of Gering, Ralph Clinton and Guylene Alfred or Richfield, Utah, Michael Allen Alfred of Sidney, and David Wesley and Jeannette Alfred of Lyman; daughter and son-in-law Helen Marie and Eugene Hort of Lyman; brother Arthur Gotschall of Reno, Nev; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Florence and Ray Evans of Bayard and Gerald and Rose Alfred of Seattle, Wash., 20 grandchildren, one step-grandchild, 36 great grandchildren and one great, great grandchild.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, infant son, Steven, and four brothers, Wayne, John, Donald, Norman and one great grandchild.

 

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Photo from Fairview Cemetery, Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff Co., NE—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Parairiewinddancer

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Hilda L. Alfred (SS# issued in NE).

            See the obituary of her son John Leo Alfred in this compilation.

            Russell Alfred, Hilda’s son, posted his genealogy to Family Trees on RootsWeb.com. Hilda’s husband was Russell Dwight Alford, born 13 September 1912 in Genoa, NE, and died 30 June 1994 in Scottsbluff, NE. On the 1920 census, Russell’s parents Anton J. and Effie Alfred are listed in Platte Co., NE. Anton was born in Sweden in 1870 and naturalized as a citizen in 1890. Effie was born in IL.

            Her husband’s ALFRED lineage: Russell Dwight 1912 NE1, Anton Julius 1869 Sweden2, Nels Svensson Alfrid 1848 Sweden3.

 

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IDA A. ALFORD

 

[Ida died in NE, but we are also including her obituary in Kansas Obituaries because of her close ties there.]

 

LAWRENCE JOURNAL-WORLD

Lawrence, Douglas Co., KS—19 November 1940

 

            Miss Ida Alford died this morning at 6 o’clock, at the Florence home in Omaha, where she had lived for the past six years.

            Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon, at 2 o’clock, at Plymouth Congregational church.

            Miss Alford was a member of a pioneer family in Douglas county.

            She is survived by a brother, Fred G. Alford, Lawrence, and a sister, Mrs. Edward [Sylvia Ann] Griffin of Washington, D.C.

 

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Permission granted by the photographer, Jay

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of her brother Daniel Stillman Alford; and mother Sylvia Stillman Alford in Kansas Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Ida 1857 CT1, Alfred A. 1812 CT2, Arba 1768 CT3, Nathaniel Jr. 1739 CT4, Nathaniel 1698 CT5, Josiah 1649 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1598 England8.

 

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JAMES F. ALFORD

 

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Omaha, Douglas Co., NE—Tuesday, 19 March 1918

 

 

OMAHAN DIED 2 WEEKS AFTER REACHING FRANCE

 

            James F. Alford, 38 years old, a former railway mail clerk, who joined the Twentieth Engineers last December, died of meningitis, February 27, in France, his wife, who lives at 604 South Thirty-fifth street, was told Monday night from Washington.

            Mrs. Alford’s last word from her husband was a card, date February 14 …  she received a week ago, bearing this message: “Dear Edna: I have arrived safely.”

            Mr. and Mrs. Alford were married in Denver four years ago. There are no children. Shortly before he enlisted Mr. Alford was admitted to practice law after three years of study at night.

 

AAFA NOTES: From U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914 (Ancestry.com): James F. Alford, born Jackson, MS, enlisted 30 Jan 1900 at Dallas, TX. He was age 24 and 4 months. He was discharged 29 Jan 1903 in FL.

            From Find A Grave: James F. Alford is buried in Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial, Suresnes, Departement des Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France.

            In 1900 James F. Alford is a private in the military, enumerated in Fort St. Philip, Plaquemines Parish, LA, age 24, born Sept 1874 in MS.

            From U.S. Army, Register of Enlistments, 1798-1914 (Ancestry.com): James F. Alford, born Jackson, MS, enlisted 5 May 1905 at Dallas, TX. He was age 28 and 7 month, was a bookkeeper, height 5 feet 7-1/2 inches. He was discharged on 26 Sept 1907 at Fort Crook, NE.

            In 1910 he is a lodger, single age 30 born MS, a railroad mail clerk, in Omaha, Douglas Co., NE.

            From Colorado Statewide Marriage Index, 1853–2006 (FamilySearch.org): James F. Alford married Edna K. Wilson on 5 May 1915 in Denver, CO.

            Edna Katherine Burt was the daughter of James Burt. She is listed in his 1933 obituary as Edna K. Alford:

 

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Omaha, Douglas Co., NE—Wednesday, 31 May 1933

 

 

            From Iowa Select Marriages, 1809–1992 (Ancestry.com): Edna K. Burt, age 19 born 1885 in Galt, Wright Co., IA, daughter of James Burt and Elizabeth Satterdale, married Frank P. Wilson on 3 Feb 1904 in Clarion, Wright Co., IA.

            From Iowa Marriage Records, 1923–1937 (Ancestry.com): Edna Katherine Burt, resident of Omaha, NE, age 45 born Galt, IA, daughter of James Burt and Elizabeth Totterdale, married Rexy Eugene Lippitt, resident of Marshalltown, IA, locomotive engineer age 47, born in Shenandoah, IA, son of Theodore C. Lippitt and Lura L. Lord, on 4 Sept 1929 in Marshalltown, Marshall Co., IA. It was the third marriage for both. Note that Edna’s last name is Alford in her father’s 1933 obituary and her sister’s 1931 obituary.

 

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JANE MENDENHALL PARKIN HALFORD

 

DAILY SUN

Beatrice, Gage Co., NE—Thursday, 28 August 2003

 

            Jane Mendenhall Parkin Halford, 36, Beatrice, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2003.

            She was born April 7, 1967, in Casper, Wyo. She went to school in the Salt Lake Valley. In August 1988, she married Gaylen Michael Parkin, they later divorced. She married Curtis Halford in June 1991. She enjoyed writing and reading poems and her employment near Beatrice, Neb., milking cows.

            Survivors: mother, Ruth Mendenhall of Salt Lake City, Utah; father, Harry Mendenhall of Marysville, Kan.; children, Derek and Austin Parkin, Aubrey Halford, Jade Rowland; and special friend, Ronald Rowland.

            Funeral services: 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 29, Redwood Memorial Mortuary, 6500 South Redwood Road, West Jordan, Utah, Marlon Halbakken and Errol MacDonald, Ministers of The Way, officiating. Viewing will be held one hour prior to services. Redwood Memorial Mortuary, West Jordan, Utah.

 

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THE INDEPENDENT

Grand Island, Hall Co., NE—Tuesday, 26 August 2003

 

BEATRICE (AP)—Authorities identified a woman found dead in her bathtub as 37-year-old Jane Halford. While officials know who the woman is, they were still uncertain Monday how she died.

            Halford was found Friday morning in her apartment bathtub after a man living with her called police to report a possible drowning.

            An autopsy was performed Friday to determine whether Halford drowned, but police had not received the results by Monday, Police Capt. William Fitzgerald said. Fitzgerald said police would not get the autopsy results until toxicology tests were completed, which could take about two weeks.

            Beatrice Police Chief Bruce Lang said Friday that foul play was not suspected in Halford’s death.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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JEANETTE F. COOK ALFORD

 

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OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Omaha, Douglas Co., NE—Monday, 21 May 2012

 

Alford, Jeanette F.

Mar 1, 1932 - May 17, 2012

 

            Preceded in death by husband, Edgar William Alford; and brothers, Emanuel, Orville and Nathaniel Cook.

            Survived by son, Ricardo V. Alford (Deidra James); grandchildren, Ashton, Ashley, Megan, Brittany, Briana, and Marcus; great grandchildren; sister, Glenormal Holiday; brothers, Roland (Wiljacques) Cook, and Laurie Cook; host of relatives and friends.

            Visitation Tuesday 6-8pm at the Mortuary. Memorial service 3:30pm Saturday at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness, 6011 Ville De Sante Drive.

            Roeder Mortuary 2727 North 108th St. 402-496-9000

 

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

 

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JEROME MAURICE “BUSTER” ALFORD

 

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Omaha, Douglas Co., NE—Monday, 31 May 2010

 

 

Sep 20, 1984 - May 20, 2010

 

            Alford, Jerome M. “Buster”—Preceded in death by grandparents, Cora Lee Turner, Leroy Lay, Jamison M. Alford and Ruthie Alford.

            Survived by mother, Velma J. Harris; father, Mark C. Alford, Sr.; children, Jayla Wilson, Tinronie Rivers, Nataysia Alford, and Jrasni Collier; sister, Aisha Alford; brother, Michael Alford; host of other relatives and friends.

            Viewing Tuesday, 3-8pm Myers Funeral Home Chapel. Homegoing Services Wednesday, 1pm St. John A.M.E. Church, 2402 N. 22nd St., Richard Allen Court. Rev. Frederick J. McCullough, Pastor. Minister Shonda Robinson, officiating. Interment, Mt. Hope. Myers Funeral Service, 2416 N. 22nd St., 68110 346-0248.

 

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OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Omaha, Douglas Co., NE—21 May 2010

 

            Omaha police left the neighborhood near the intersection of 22nd Street and Grand Avenue shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday.

            A few neighborhood kids returned to the street to play in the rain. Some people returned to their front porches.

            Everyone looked across the street at the scene of the city’s 15th homicide of the year.

            Jerome M. Alford, 25, was shot about 2 p.m. near the home he shared with his father. Rescue workers rushed him to Creighton University Medical Center, where he died.

            Mark C. Alford, who owns the home, was not at his residence Thursday night. Police escorted him from the scene shortly after the shooting.

            Some neighbors and friends remembered the victim by his street name, “Buster.”

            Acquaintances said he was the uncle of Alazia Alford, a 6-year-old girl who was killed in a shooting in 2007.

            The boy who shot her, Jordan Goodwin then age 14 was sentenced to 21 years to life in prison in 2008. Goodwin was the youngest person convicted of murder in Nebraska history.

            Have information? Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to contact the homicide unit at 444-5656 or Crime Stoppers at 444-STOP (7867).

            Several neighbors who witnessed the shooting of Jerome Alford declined to be identified, but they recalled a grisly scene that played out in the middle of a rainy afternoon.

            One man said he saw Alford starting to climb from his white SUV, which he had parked near his home, when gunfire erupted.

            It appeared that a group of men had followed Alford home, witnesses said. They estimated that eight to 10 shots were fired at close range.

            A wounded Alford curled up in the street, unconscious and twitching. Others heard tires squeal as a dark-colored vehicle sped away.

            Police arrived within minutes and cordoned off the SUV, its driver’s door open. The door’s window had a spider-web crack.

            Using orange paint, police marked 10 spots on the street where they found cartridge casings and other physical evidence.

            Residents of Alford’s home made two calls to 911 this year, police said. One was on April 17 to report an auto theft and another on April 7 to report shots fired.

            Some neighbors recalled Alford’s criminal history, saying it might have played a role in the shooting.

            Alford was sentenced to 120 days in prison in 2006 after being convicted of possession with intent to deliver marijuana.

            Acquaintances said he was affiliated with a local gang. Police are investigating whether the shooting was gang-related.

 

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Photo from Mount Hope Cemetery, Omaha Douglas Co., NE—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jennie Shiley

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jerome M. Alford (SS# issued in NE), last residence Omaha, Douglas Co., NE.

            See the obituaries of his father, Mark Charles Alford; and niece Alazia Keibreon Alford in this compilation.

 

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JOHN HONEYWELL ALFORD

 

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Omaha, Douglas Co., NE—Saturday, 26 September 1896

 

LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 25—J.H. Alford, who has been employed in the state treasurer’s office for the past fourteen years as an accountant, died at his residence, 1618 D street, last night. Mr. Alford has been in poor health for several months, having suffered a stroke of paralysis, from which he never completely recovered. He was at his desk in the treasurer’s office yesterday morning, but was taken sick and carried home, dying without rallying.

            Mr. Alford was a prominent member of the Masonic and other fraternal orders and had been a resident of Lincoln for many years.

 

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AAFA NOTES: John Honeywell Alford was born 23 May 1840 in NY, the son of Edwin Madison Alford and Anna Marie Honeywell.

            In 1870, J.H. Alford, 29 NY, and his wife Adele B. Alford, 24 NY, are listed in a hotel in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE. Ancestry family trees list his marriage to Nora Isabelle Coggleshall on 12 Nov 1879 in Creston, Union Co., IA. In 1880, J.H. Alford, 37 NY, his wife N.I. Alford, 29 IL, and daughter Clarabell, 6 IA, are living in Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE.

            From an article in the World-Herald, 8 Apr 1902: “Walter W. Melick died this morning at 9 o’clock of typhoid fever in Deadwood, S.D…. He was married to Clarabell Alford of Lincoln, but had no children…. Surviving him are his wife, who lived in Lincoln until she married him and went to South Dakota….” Walter Melick is buried next to his wife’s father, John Honeywell Alford.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Consider Alford, b. 1778 England – d. New York.

            His lineage: John Honeywell 1840 NY1, Edwin Madison 1807 NY2, Consider 1778 England3.

 

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JOHN LEO ALFRED

 

STAR HERALD

Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff Co., NE—Wednesday, 23 April 2008

 

 

            John L. Alfred, 64, of Scottsbluff [Scotts Bluff Co.], died Sunday, April 20, 2008, at Heritage Estates in Gering, from injuries sustained in an automobile accident in October of 2007.

            His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Thursday, April 24, at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel in Scottsbluff with Pastor Ron Nuss-Warren officiating. The Nebraska National Guard will provide military honors. Cremation will follow at Sunset Memorial Park Crematory.

            Friends may visit from 1 to 8 p.m., Wednesday and from 9 a.m. until service time on Thursday at Dugan-Kramer Funeral Chapel. A memorial has been established to Prairie Haven Hospice. Tributes of sympathy may be left at www.dugankramer.com

            John Leo Alfred was born December 23, 1943, in Scottsbluff to Russell and Hilda (Gotschall) Alfred. He grew up and graduated from Scottsbluff High School. He served in the United States Army from February 21, 1962 to February 19, 1965. John married San Dee Olbricht and they were divorced. He married Virginia Loving on October 11, 1975, at Salt Lake City, Utah. He worked as an electric forklift mechanic for Certified Warehouse in Salt Lake City and for Murphy Tractor in Scottsbluff. They returned to Scottsbluff area in 1991.

            John was a member of the National Rifle Association and was an avid gun collector, fisherman and hunter. Most of all he loved spending time with his grandchildren.

            Survivors include his wife Ginny; sons, John Leo Jr. “Guy” (Lori) Alfred of Spokane, Wash., Mike (Krissy) Maegle-Alfred of Medford, Ore. and Lonnie (Margaret) Price-Alfred of Salt Lake City, Utah; daughter, Sharisa (Jason) Spehar of Scottsbluff; eight grandchildren Amber, Brandon, Makayla, Allison, Mitch, Kelsey, John-John, and Renton; siblings Russsell Alfred of Salt Lake City, Utah, Arvid Alfred of Mt. Vernon, Wash., Helen Hort of Lyman, Richard Alfred of Mitchell, Ralph Alfred of Stegall, Mike Alfred of Scottsbluff and David Alfred of Lyman.

            John was preceded in death by his parents; son Carl “Willie” Alfred; and brother Steven Alfred.

 

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Photo from Fairview Cemetery, Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff Co., NE—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Parairiewinddancer

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of John Leo Alfred (SS# issued in NE).

            See the obituary of his mother, Hilda Lydia Gotschall Alfred, in this compilation.

            His ALFRED lineage: John Leo 1943 NE1, Russell Dwight 1912 NE2, Anton Julius 1869 Sweden3, Nels Svensson Alfrid 1848 Sweden4.

 

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LILLIAN ELNORA ALFORD DOWLING

 

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Omaha, Douglas Co., NE—Monday, 8 October 1979

 

            Dowling—Lillian A., age 63 yrs., of 702 No. 76th St. Survived by sisters, Mrs. Gordon E. Watkins, Ruby Alford; brothers, Hubert Alford, all of Hopewell, Va., E. Lee Alford, Richmond, Va.; nieces and nephews. Member of VFW Auxiliary.

            Graveside Services Mon., 2 PM, Hillcrest Memorial Park.

             John A. Gentleman – Westside Chapel

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lillian Dowling (SS# issued in VA) was born 28 Aug 1916 and died _____ Oct 1979, last residence not listed.

            We included the obituary of her brother Edwin Lee Alford in Virginia Obituaries.

            Lillian married Raymond John Dowling (1907–1970) on 16 Jan 1948.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of John & Mary Alford of Frederick County VA.

            Her lineage: Lillian Elnora 1916 VA1, James Isaac 1880 VA2, John Franklin 1845 VA3, John 1795 VA4, John 1768 VA5, Thomas 1736 VA6, John 1696 ?? 7.

 

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LILLIAN PATRICIA “PAT” WOTIPKA ALVORD

 

WAHOO NEWSPAPER

Wahoo, Saunders Co., NE—Monday, 17 January 2011

 

BEATRICE—Lillian Patricia “Pat” Alvord, 87, of Beatrice died unexpectedly on Jan. 16 at her home.

            Alvord was born on Nov. 5, 1923, to Thomas and Sophie (Hruby) Wotipka near Ceresco. She was a graduate of Ceresco High School. She had been a tour guide for Lincoln Tour and Travel for several years.

            She attended St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Beatrice.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Stu Alvord; son, David Alvord; and eight brother and sisters.

            She is survived by sons and daughter-in-law, Don Alvord of Lincoln, and Tom and Angie Alvord of Bradenton, Fla.; three grandchildren, Patricia Alvord of Macon, Ga., Amy Heathcott and husband Chad of Pittsburg, Penn. and Molly Alvord and partner Wendy of Cobb Island, Md.; and two great-grandchildren.

            Memorial services and the burial of the ashes in the St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Beatrice will be held at a later date. There will be no viewing.

            A memorial has been established to the Beatrice Humane Society with the Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel, 708 N. 6th Street in Beatrice, NE. 68310.

            Online condolence may be sent at www.griffithshovendick.com.

            Griffiths-Hovendick Chapel in Beatrice is in charge of the arrangements.

 

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Photo from Saint Joseph Cemetery, Beatrice, Gage Co., NE—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Keeper

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of L. Patricia Alvord (SS# issued in NE), last residence Beatrice, Gage Co., NE.

 

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LINDA M. HALFORD

 

FREMONT TRIBUNE

Fremont, Dodge Co., NE—Monday, 14 February 2005

 

            A 55-year-old Fort Calhoun [Washington Co.] woman died when her Volkswagen Beetle crossed the center line and struck an oncoming semi-truck.

            Linda M. Halford was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident late Friday morning [February 11], according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

            A preliminary investigation indicated Halford’s newer model convertible was northbound on U.S. Highway 75 north of the unincorporated town of Nashville, near the Washington County and Douglas County line.

            Captain Tom Lamb said after crossing the center line, Halford struck a southbound semi-truck nearly head-on.

            “The impact happened squarely in the southbound lane,” Lamb said. “The focus of our investigation is why.”

            The driver of the semi-truck, Joshua W. Chronic, 28, of Omaha refused medical treatment at the scene.

            Lamb said the truck he was driving for Ford Storage and Moving, an agent for Allied Van Lines, sustained severe front end damage, fuel tank damage and suspension damage. He said the trucking company was on-scene shortly after the accident and is cooperating in the ongoing investigation.

            As state law requires in a fatality accident involving a commercial vehicle, Chronic agreed to a blood draw and toxicology screen. Halford’s blood also will be run through a toxicology screening to determine if drugs, alcohol or a medical condition were involved.

            A examination has been requested on Halford.

            Driving conditions were sunny and dry on the 60 mph stretch of road where the accident occurred, Lamb said. A preliminary investigation indicates both drivers were using restraint systems.

            As of press time, the accident remains under investigation. Lamb said no criminal charges are pending.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Linda M. Halford (SS# issued in NE) was born 4 May 1949, last residence not listed.

            Linda shares a gravestone at Fort Calhoun Cemetery with her husband, Larry L. Halford (still living). Their marriage date on the gravestone is 27 June 1969. Permission not granted by photographer.

 

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LORELLE E. “AL” ALFORD

 

NORTH PLATTE BULLETIN

North Platte, Lincoln Co., NE—Monday, 21 March 2005

 

FARMER KILLED WORKING ON TRACTOR

North Platte Bulletin Staff

 

            The identity of a man killed Saturday night after the tractor he was working on slipped into gear and ran over him was released Monday.

            Lorelle E. “Al” Alford, was killed at his farm south of North Platte Saturday night [March 19] before 8:35 p.m.

            Alford had been working on his tractor, according to a spokesman from the Lincoln County Coroner’s office and it slipped into gear, pinning him underneath.

            Alford, 77, died at the scene.

            The 911 Center received a call at 8:35 p.m. and dispatched deputies and an ambulance to the scene, south of North Platte near Indian Hills.

            Alford was the former president of the North Platte State Bank in North Platte and later owned the Bank of Stapleton.

            After selling the bank, Alford worked in the real estate sales and appraisal business.

            He is survived by his wife, Marie of North Platte, a daughter Joan (Mitch) Reed of North Platte, and one son, Mike Alford of Council Bluffs, Iowa.

            Services will be 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 23rd, at the First Church of the Nazarene.... Burial will be 1:30 p.m., Thursday, March 24th, in the Alford Cemetery in Monowi....

            Visitation will be from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. today at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home which is in charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Alford Cemetery, Monowi, Boyd Co., NE—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mark Sandell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lorelle E. Alford (SS# issued in NE) was born 2 January 1928. Family Trees at RootsWeb.com lists Lorelle’s parents as William T. Alford and Vera Ella Higgins.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Marie Stein Alford; and his paternal grandmother, Eleanor Alderson Alford, in this compilation.

            On the 1930 census they are in Lynch (District 10), Boyd Co., NE, dwelling #29: William Alford Jr., hardware store proprietor, age 35 b. NE (parents b. England); his wife Vera E. 27 b. NE; son William R. 3 b. NE; and son Lorelle E. 2 b. NE.

            William Jr. has not been located on the 1920 census, but his parents are in Lynch (District 22), dwelling #61: William Alford, age 64 b. England, no occupation; his wife Eleanor 62 England; and daughters Phyllis 23 NE and Ethel 19 NE. William and Eleanor immigrated in 1881 and were naturalized in 1889.

            In 1910 they are in Bush, Boyd Co., NE, dwelling #28: William Alford, age 54 b. England, married 35 years, farmer; his wife Ellenor 52 England, 11 children, 10 living; and children: Lizzie 25 SD, Lulu 19 NE, Edward 17 NE, William 15 NE, Phillis 13 NE, Jessie 11 NE, and Ethel 9 NE.

            In 1900 they are still in Bush, dwelling #39: William Alford, age 44 b. Nov 1855 in England, married 23 years, farmer; his wife Elenor 42 b. Oct 1857 in England, 9 children, 8 living; and children: Nellie 17 b. Dec 1882 in IA; Lizzie 14 b. June 1885 in SD; Eliza 12 b. Nov 1887 in SD; Lulu 10 b. Feb 1890 in NE; Edward 8 b. March 1892 in NE; William 5 b. Feb 1894 in NE; Phyllis 2 b. July 1897 in NE; and Jessie 1 b. Aug 1898 in NE. William and Elenor immigrated in 1879.

            SSDI records show that William Alford (SS# issued in NE) was born 2 February 1894 and died in July 1964, last residence NE.

            Lorelle’s lineage: Lorelle E. 1928 NE1, William Thomas 1894 NE2, William 1855 England3.

 

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LULA PHILLIPS ALFORD

 

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Omaha, Douglas Co., NE—Monday, 26 April 1971

 

            Alford—Lula P., age 71 years, 3312 Florence Blvd., Apt. 265, Friday [April 23].

            Survived by husband, George A., Omaha; brother, Joseph Phillips, St. Louis, Mo.

            Services 10 a.m. Tuesday, Chapel. Interment Forest Lawn. Thomas Funeral Home 3920 N. 24th St….

 

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Photo from Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Douglas Co., NE—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Don Watkins

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lula Alford (SS# issued in NE) was born 16 Aug 1897 and died _____ Apr 1971, last residence Omaha, Douglas Co., NE.

 

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LUTHER ALFORD

 

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Omaha, Douglas Co., NE—Tuesday, 9 April 2013

 

Alford, Luther

Dec 9, 1955 - Apr 3, 2013

 

            Born in Omaha, NE to Scoby and Pearl Alford. He passed away surrounded by his loved ones.

            He is preceded in death by his parents, niece and nephew.

            He is survived by 5 sisters, Lela, Josephine, Jewel, Eugina, and Ruby (Keith); 6 brothers, Scoby (Sharon), Clint (Annie), Luvertis (Velonder), Eugene, Tracy (Maria), Kevin (Barbara) and one special brother Darius; 11 nephews, 11 nieces and many great grand nieces and nephews.

            Services at Good Shepherd Funeral Home, 4425 S. 24th St. at 2pm, April 9, 2013.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his father, Scoby R. Alford, in this compilation.

 

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MARIE STEIN ALFORD

 

NORTH PLATTE TELEGRAPH

North Platte, Lincoln Co., NE—Tuesday, 24 April 2007

 

 

            Marie Alford, 78, of North Platte passed away April 21, 2007, at Centennial Park Retirement Village.

            She was born Jan. 27, 1929, to Adolf and Ella Dale Banbury Stein in Omaha. She was the youngest of five children. She grew up in East Omaha, where she graduated from Tech High School. Marie accepted the Lord into her life in high school and attended East Side Presbyterian Church. In 1950 and 1951, Marie attended Grace University and also worked for an Omaha insurance company. She met an Omaha University student named, Lorelle Alford.

            On Valentine’s Day 1953, Marie got engaged to Lorelle and they were married on June 16 of that same year at the East Side Presbyterian Church.

            Marie and Al lived in Omaha for a time then moved to Lincoln where they adopted two children. In the early 1970’s they settled in North Platte. After arriving in North Platte they attended the Wesleyan Church where Marie taught Sunday school and was active in Christian Women’s group. Later Marie and her family attended the First Church of the Nazarene. Marie enjoyed being a stay at home mom and raising her children and in later years babysitting her grandchildren. In 2006, Marie was very excited that she was well enough to attend her 60th Tech High School reunion.

            Survivors include a daughter, Joan (Mitchell) Reed of North Platte; son, Michael (Nikki) Alford of Council Bluffs; sister, Martha Volovich of Carter Lake, Iowa; grandchildren, Kristin Reed of Lincoln and Judd Reed of North Platte; step-grandson, Chris Ogg of Council Bluffs and several nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Lorelle Alford; a grandson, Ryan Mitchell Reed; and brothers, Adolph, Ernie and Jack....

            Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 25, 2007, at the First Church of the Nazarene with the Revs. Jack Attebury and Melvin Brown officiating.

            Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 26, 2007, at the Alford Cemetery in Monowi.

            Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. today with the family receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marie Alford (SS# issued in NE).

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

 

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MARJORIE FRANCES HOLT ALFORD

 

JOURNAL STAR

Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE—Wednesday, 29 March 2006

 

            Marjorie F. Alford, wife of Douglas Alford, 73, Lincoln, died Tuesday (3/28/06) in Lincoln.

            Born, Jackson Heights, N.Y. (5/13/32) to Earle and Margaret (Stondell) Holt. Homemaker. Member: Central Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.

            Survivors: husband, Douglas; daughters, sons-in-law, Sandra and Jon Siebert, Winthrop Harbor, Ill., Peggy and Mark Pratt, Owen Sound, Ontario, Canada; son, Jeffrey Alford, Lincoln; brothers, sisters-in-law, Kenneth and Lois Holt, Toccoa, Ga., Keith and Jean Holt, Towaco, N.J.; grandchildren, Melissa, Ryan and Matthew Siebert, Carley and Samantha Pratt.

            Preceded in death by: parents.

            Services: 11 a.m. Friday, Central Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, 2820 O St., Lincoln.... Burial: 1 p.m. Saturday, Alford Cemetery, Boyd County. Memorials: to the church; Eastmont Towers Foundation, 6315 O St., Lincoln. Metcalf Funeral Home, Lincoln....

 

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Photo from Alford Cemetery, Monowi, Boyd Co., NE—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mark Sandell

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marjorie Frances Alford (SS# issued in NY), last residence Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE.

 

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MARK CHARLES ALFORD

 

OMAHA STAR

Omaha, Douglas Co., NE—Friday, 4 March 2011

 

            Mr. Mark C. Alford, age 48, passed away Sunday, Feb. 27, at his residence.

            Arrangements are pending. Arrangements by Thomas Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mark Charles Alford (SS# issued in NE) was born 6 Apr 1962, last residence Omaha, Douglas Co., NE.

            See the obituary of his son Jerome M. “Buster” Alford in this compilation.

 

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MARY AGNES MARTIN ALVORD

 

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Omaha, Douglas Co., NE—29 May 1923

 

            Alvord—Mary Agnes, age 63 years, died May 27th at the home of her son, Mr. Jack Alvord.

            Funeral services Tuesday at 3 p.m. from the Burkett chapel, 3405 Franam St.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Frank Elbert Alvord, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and her sons Alva Joseph “Jack” Alvord and Frank Omsby Alvord in this compilation.

 

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MARYLYN RAE ALVORD LUGN HOLM

 

LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE—Sunday, 1 August 2004

 

            Marylyn Rae Alvord (Lugn) Holm, 80, Lincoln, died Saturday (7/31/04). Born the younger daughter of Howard and Lola (Beedle) Alvord. Graduate, Lincoln High School. Attended, Duke University and the University of Nebraska. Retired, retail advertising manager, Lawlor’s Sporting Goods Store. Author of “A Realtor’s Guide to Advertising.” First woman to serve on the advertising board of the National Retail Hardware Association, past president of the board of the Fort Madison (Iowa) Art Center, member of other advisory boards and active in several bridge groups.

            Survivors: sons, daughter-in-law, Pastor Gregory M. Lugn, Todd and Sharon Lugn, all Lincoln; five grandchildren; stepsons, Charles R.Holm, Dr. Thomas A. Holm, Brian D. Holm; five stepgrandchildren.

            Preceded in death by: husband, Charles H. Holm; sister, Gladyce Barber.

            Private family burial.... Butherus, Maser & Love Funeral Home, 4040 A St.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marylyn R. Holm (SS# issued in NE) was born 10 August 1923.

            See the obituary of her grandfather, H. Monroe Alvord, in this compilation.

            Marylyn’s family is listed on the 1930 census in Lincoln (District 38), Lancaster Co., NE, dwelling #295: Howard Alvord, age 44 b. NE (parents b. PA and IL), stationary engineer at creamery; his wife Lola 38 NE; and daughters Gladys 16 NE, and Marylyn 6 NE. Howard was age 27 and Lola was 21 at first marriage [about 1913].  

            In 1920 they are in Lincoln Ward 6 (District 78), dwelling #306: Howard P. Alvord, age 32 b. IA (parents b. PA and PA), oiler at creamery; his wife Lola 27 NE; and daughter Gladys 6 NE.

            On Howard Proctor Alvord’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card [Ancestry.com], he is age 30, a “stationary fireman” at a railroad company, living in Lincoln, NE. He was b. 28 Oct 1886 in Cortland, Gage Co., NE. He has a wife and 3-year-old daughter.

            In 1900 Howard is living with his father and brothers in Highland, Gage Co., NE, dwelling #53: Monroe Allvord, widowed farmer age 41 b. Nov 1858 in PA; and his sons: Clarance 16 b. Jan 1884 in NE; Howard 13 b. Oct 1886 in NE; and Clifford 6 b. Aug 1893 in IL. The youngest son, Donald Stuart Alvord, was probably being cared for by relatives.

            In Samuel Morgan Alvord’s A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord (1908), p. 693, it says this family is of Dutch ancestry and that the early spelling of the name was Albert.

            Marylyn’s ALVORD lineage: Marylyn Rae 1923 NE1, Howard Proctor 1886 NE2, H. Monroe 1858 PA3, George W. 1832 PA4, George 1795 PA5.

 

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NANCY ANN ALFORD BROWN

 

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Omaha, Douglas Co., NE—Saturday, 5 May 1934

 

 

BOY BLAMED AS COED DIES IN SUICIDE PACT

 

WAYNE, Neb., May 4—For the death of his college sweetheart in a suicide pact, Ronald Young, 20, may face second degree murder charges.

            At the coroner’s inquest this afternoon into the death of Nancyann Alford, 19, it was revealed that the two Wayne Normal students tried to end their own lives early today because their part in a number of small burglaries had been discovered.

            The jury found that the girl came to her death at her own hands, but with the assistance of Young. County Attorney H.D. Addison indicated he would file second degree murder charges against Young, who is in a serious condition, but expected to recover.

 

Found In Office

 

            The tragedy was discovered at 7 a.m. today when Dr. L.B. Young opened his dental office to find the girl dead, seated in the dentist’s chair. His son was lying unconscious on the floor nearby.

            Witnesses at the inquest retold Young’s version of the affair. The couple returned from a dance at 11:30 Thursday night, broke into the office, and tried to asphyxiate themselves with natural gas. This failing the girl cut her arm with Young’s jackknife and then her sweetheart aided her in making other wounds. The youth then cut his own wrists.

 

Letters Left By Girl

 

            Miss Alford was suffering such pain that Young poured chloroform on her handkerchief and placed it over her nose. The girl then stuffed this in her mouth. Young sat on the floor near the girl and lost consciousness while she was still alive, he told authorities.

            Five letters were written my Miss Alford before the couple entered Dr. Young’s office. Their contents were not revealed, but the county attorney said they merely asked forgiveness for what she planned because she was in trouble.

            These letters were addressed to her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.R. Alford of Macy, Neb.; her grandmother, Mrs. Nancy Kennedy of Wayne, with whom she lived, and her brother and sister, Leon and Mary, both attending school in Wayne.

 

Storm Experience Recalled

 

            Mr. Alford was in Wayne Thursday to see Mary take part in the college high school play and was not aware at that time that Nancyann was in trouble. He said his daughter had been nervous and unstrung since an experience a year ago when she was one of several hikers lost in a bus mountain storm, one of them dying.

            Dr. C.T. Ingham, Sheriff Stephens and Willard R. Wiltse, undertaker, testified at the inquest, repeating the story Young told them and giving information about the finding of Miss Alford’s body. The girl died about 3 or 4 a.m., physicians said.

 

Loot Found In Her Room

 

            Sheriff Stephens was investigating burglaries with which the couple was linked at about the time they ended their lives, he testified. Some of the articles taken in recent robberies were found in Miss Alford’s room, the sheriff said. Confronted with these this morning, Young admitted burglarizing the James Ahern store last Saturday of $25 nd the U. and I. grocery store of $75.

            Young was first suspected in the Ahern burglary because he had been seen leaving the store. When questions by Ahern, he admitted the robbery and returned the articles taken after the owner agreed not to prosecute. This information was given to officers, however, and they began investigating to see if Young had been connected with other robberies.

 

Girl Implicated

 

            The youth had implicated Miss Alford in the Ahern robbery and the drug store burglary. Officers planned to question him about a dozen other robberies within the last 12 months.

            At the inquest, Dr. Young told only of finding the body. He told officers, however, that his son had been “Headstrong and hard to control.”

            The girl’s father, who is in charge of a government Indian subagency at Macy, told the jury he knew nothing of the tragedy….

            The students, who have been keeping “steady company” for about six months, were popular on the State Teachers’ college campus. Young is a freshman. Miss Alford was a sophomore.

            Funeral services for Miss Alford will be held at the Beckenhauer parlors here at 2 p.m. Sunday… Burial will be made in Wayne Cemetery.

 

In another article:

 

PRESCOTT EVENING COURIER

Prescott, AZ—Wednesday, 9 May 1934

 

FIND SUICIDE WEDDED TO FLAGSTAFF YOUTH

 

WAYNE, Neb., May 9 (AP)—Parents of Nancy Ann Alford, Wayne college student who died last week in a suicide pact with Ronald Young, another student, disclosed today that Miss Alford was married May 18, 1933 to William Lawrence Brown, a student at Flagstaff, Ariz. The ceremony took place on the girl’s eighteenth birthday anniversary. They had planned to keep the wedding secret until they were out of college and their parents did not learn of it until they notified Brown of Nancy Ann’s death. At his request, the funeral was delayed until yesterday so he could attend.

            Meantime Young, who survived the suicide pact, faced a charge of second degree murder because he helped Miss Alford slash her wrists. He said they decided to take their own lives because burglary charges were to be filed against them.

 

AAFA NOTES: Nancy Ann Brown is buried in Greenwood Cemetery, Wayne, Wayne Co., NE.

            Ronald George Young was born in 1914 in IA, the son of Lawrence and Mable Young. In 1920 his family is in Wayne, Wayne Co., NE. Several family trees on Ancestry say he died in CA in about 1993.

 

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NORRIS W. ALFRED

 

POLK COUNTY NEWS

Stromsburg, Polk Co., NE—_____ December 1995

 

            Funeral services for Norris Alfred, 82, a native of Polk, will be held Saturday, December 9, 1995 at 10 a.m. at the Baptist Church in Polk. Mr. Norris died Tuesday, December 5 at York General Hospital, after years of deteriorating lung capability.

            Rev. Roger Burke will officiate the services and burial will be in the Polk Cemetery….

            Norris was born on October 14, 1913, in Polk to Olof F. and Sigrid Lindeberg Alfred.

            Norris was recognized widely for the quality and impact of his writings. With accuracy and insightful humor, he chronicled the daily life of his community. He was a persistent critic of the technological, economic and organizational practices which were rapidly eroding the live of smaller communities and the future of the family farm. “Slower is Better” was the masthead of his paper and his life. He was a preserving and conserving naturalist and an intrepid and delighted bird-watcher.

            In 1986, he was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters by Doane College from which he graduated in 1940. Earlier, in 1979, he was one of twenty nominees selected for consideration of a Pulitzer Prize in Journalism. In 1989, the Nebraska Press Association awarded him their Master-Editor designation. This past April, the University of Nebraska Department of Journalism and Mass Media recognized him with their “Non-Alumnus Journalism Award.” The Progress office, editor and “family” were televised on NBC, CBS and Nebraska Public Television. The recognition he most prized was in letters and comments from a nation of readers and in dialogue with members of his Polk community.

            His career in Journalism followed an early painting career. Those who possess hi watercolors and drawings are rewarded with their manifestation of the gentleness, good humor and creativity which characterized his life.

            He is survived by three sisters, Vivian McClure of Houston, Texas, Phyllis Lytle of Bethesda, Maryland and Myra Mae Zigenmeyer of Sutton, California; one brother, Theodore Alfred of Orange Village, Ohio; nieces and nephews.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Naomi Dragstedt, Lorna Dunlap and Betty Jo Chalmers and one brother, Orrin Alfred.

 

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Photo from Polk Cemetery, Polk, Polk Co., NE—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Renae Burke Hunt

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Dec 1995) dates of Norris W. Alfred (SS# issued in IL), last residence Polk, Polk Co., NE.

            See the obituary of his sister Phyllis V. Alfred Lytle in this compilation.

            His ALFRED lineage: Norris W. 1913 NE1, Olof F. 1875 Sweden2, Nils Svensson 1840 Sweden3.

 

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PHYLLIS V. ALFRED LYTLE

 

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Photo from her Find A Grave memorial – posted by Amy Caddell

 

LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE—Thursday, 27 June 2013

 

            Phyllis V. Lytle, 97, of Lincoln, died Wednesday (6-26-13).

            Born (11-15-15) in Polk to Olaf and Sigrid (Lindeberg) Alfred. Phyllis graduated from Polk H.S. and the University of Nebraska. She spent most of her adult life in Bethesda, Md. She and Bob, her husband of 73 years, moved to Lincoln September 2011. Memberships included president of Navy Dental Wives and president of P.E.O. Chapter J in Bethesda. Phyl enjoyed singing in choral groups and church choirs. She was also an accomplished seamstress.

             Always an active person, she joined Bob for golfing, trips in their motor home, and as an avid sailor on the Chesapeake Bay. Phyl was a wonderful support for her family, traveling from coast to coast through the years, to help when special needs arose, or just for a visit. Her grandchildren will always remember the family reunion in honor of Phyl and Bob's 90th year when she joined them surfing in the waves of the Atlantic. She was a beautiful person with a sharp wit and a great ability to "go with the flow."

            Phyl is survived by her daughter, Susan Boswell and son-in-law, Richard of Lincoln; daughter-in-law, Mina Lytle of Virginia Beach, Va.; daughter-in-law, Ruth Lytle of Port Townsend, Wash.; and son-in-law, Oscar Graham (Pete) Gulley of Southern Pines, N.C. Grandchildren: Jeff (Diane) Boswell, Kathy (Kirk) Godtfredsen, Beverly (Mark) Coose, Charles Lytle, Amy (Randy) Steele, Graham (Angel) Gulley, Paul Lytle, Megan (Chris) Hunt, Dennis Lytle, Robert J. Lytle; 12 great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by husband, Robert B. Lytle; and children, James Lytle, Robert B. Lytle, Jr. and Linda Gulley; parents; and eight siblings.

            A memorial service will be at a later date. Memorials to the American Cancer Society. No visitation, cremation. Condolences online at roperandsons.com.

 

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her brother Norris W. Alfred in this compilation.

            Her ALFRED lineage: Phyllis V. 1915 NE1, Olof F. 1875 Sweden2, Nils Svensson 1840 Sweden3.

 

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REBECCA JANE HOBACK ALFORD

Great-Great Grandmother of John David Alford, AAFA #0117, John Morris Alford III, AAFA #0162 and Claudia Copeland Grundy, AAFA #0331

 

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Omaha, Douglas Co., NE—Tuesday, 25 March 1913

 

NEHAWKA TWISTER KILLS MRS. ALFORD

 

LINCOLN, Neb., March 24—A twisting cloud struck the town of Nehawka, in Cass county last night, doing considerable damage in the way of wrecking buildings and killing Mrs. Alford and injuring her son.

 

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Photos from Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Nehawka, Cass Co., NE—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, OmaHanke

 

AAFA NOTES: From Ohio, Marriages, 1803–1900 (Ancestry.com): Stephen Alford married Rebecca Jane Ward on 15 March 1860 in Lawrence Co., OH.

            From The Centennial History of Nehawka, Nebraska, 1887-1987, by Susan Balfour Rice (Nehawka, NE: Nehawka Centennial Committee, 1988):

 

            Alford, Stephen; Stephen and Rebecca came to Nebraska in 1886 from Ironton, Ohio, in a covered wagon. Rebecca was the daughter of Robert Hoback. Mr. Hoback, an early area settler went back to Ohio after the death of his wife. There he induced his daughter and son-in-law, Mr. And Mrs. Stephen Alford and family to come to Nebraska. They came by rail to Avoca, then by horse and wagon to Mt. Pleasant to the Hoback farm. They ate their first meal southwest of Nehawka where Ken Baxter lives today. They settled north of Mt. Pleasant Cemetery on the west side of the road.

            They were the parents of J.M. Alford, W.H. Alford, Mary J. (Lohse), James D. Alford, Nannie J. (McReynolds), Lenna (Dodson), Albert Alford, and Robert Alford.

            Rebecca was killed in the Easter Sunday tornado on, March 23, 1913, at their home south of town. This is where the Albert Johnson family lived for years.

            Albert Alford operated a soft drink parlor at one time in town. It was located on the north side of the street (east of Schomaker’s) and had been occupied by the Frank Robb restaurant before that time. Albert built John Little’s house in the south part of town.

            Nannie married George McReynolds. They were parents of Alvin, Lenna (Lime), and Elmer.

 

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ROY RAYMON HALFORD

 

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Omaha, Douglas Co., NE—Tuesday, 15 September 1964

 

            Halford—Roy R.; age 20 years; residence, Route 6, Florence Station.

            Survived by his wife, Patti Anne; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Halford; two brothers, Larry and Darrell, all of Omaha.

            Services, 2 p.m. Wednesday, at the mortuary. Interment, Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Roeder Mortuary, 50th St. and Ames Ave.

 

In another article:

 

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Omaha, Douglas Co., NE—Monday, 14 September 1964

 

TRACTOR KILLS AK EMPLOYE

TOPPLES INTO A DITCH, LANDS ON VICTIM, 20

 

            Roy Halford, 20, an Ak-Sar-Ben employe, was killed when his tractor toppled into a 15-foot drainage ditch and landed atop him

            The mishap occurred in the Ak-Sar-Ben arboretum, which he was re-seeding, at about the extensions of Seventieth and Spring Streets.

            Mr. Halford came into the office about 10:30 a.m. on an errand. When he did not show up later, nursery foreman Allen Meiner began searching and discovered the mishap.

            Mr. Halford was married only recently, Mr. Meiner said.

 

In another article:

 

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Omaha, Douglas Co., NE—13 August 1964

 

MARRIAGE LICENSES

 

Roy Raymond Halford, Florence, Rt. 6      20

Pattie Anne Tripp, Florence                         17

 

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Permission granted by the photographer, Don Watkins

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Roy Halford (SS# issued in NE) was born 7 March 1944 and died _____ Sept 1964, last residence not listed.

            We included the obituary of his grandfather Elihu Bird Halford in Kansas Obituaries.

            He is Roy Raymon Halford on his gravestone in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Douglas Co., NE.

            Extensive information on the Halford family, including photos of William Luker Halford and his wife, Susan Caroline Walker, can be found on the web page of Michael Kruse, The Kruse Home Page. See also Elihu Bird Halford, which includes a biography and sources, at Long Island Genealogy’s Surname Database.

            His HALFORD lineage: Roy Raymon 1944 NE1, Raymon 1921 OK2, Elihu Bird 1870 TN3, William Luker 1835 TN4, John 1795 SC5.

 

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RUTH MAE ALFORD

 

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Omaha, Douglas Co., NE—Tuesday, 1 August 1967

 

            Alford—Ruth Mae; age 29 years; 2634 Seward St.

            Survived by mother, Mrs. Winnie Wilkerson; three sons; three daughters; three brothers, George and Willie Lee, Omaha, and John Daniel, Louisville, Ark.; three sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Fulton, Mrs. Lula Mae Woodfork and Mrs. Vinnie Davis, Omaha; and other relatives.

            Services Thursday, 2 p.m., Chapel. Interment, Forest Lawn Cemetery.

            Myers Funeral Home, 22d and Lake Sts.

 

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Permission granted by the photographer, Randy Clark

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            She is Ruth Mae Alford, 1938–1967, on her gravestone in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Omaha, Douglas Co., NE.

 

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SARAH C. ALFORD

 

NEBRASKA STATE JOURNAL

Lincoln, Lancaster Co., NE—13 February 1909

 

            Mrs. Sarah C. Alford, sixty years old, died at the family residence, 2941 Starr street, after a month’s acute illness from dropsy. She leaves five children, four of them grown, and had resided in Lincoln eighteen years.

            The funeral will be held at the Evangelical church this afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment will be at Wyuka cemetery.

 

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AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of her son Fred Benjamin Alford in Washington Obituaries.

            Her husband was George H. Alford, 1832–1896. The 1880 census in Grant, Lancaster Co., NE, lists New York as the birth place of both George and Sarah.

 

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SCOBY R. ALFORD

 

OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Omaha, Douglas Co., NE—Wednesday, 16 February 1966

 

            Alford—Scoby, age 39 years, 3701 N. 18th St.

            Survived by wife Pearl; 6 sons, Scoby, Jr., Luther, Clint, Luvertis, Eugene, Tracy; 5 daughters, Lela, Josephine, Matilda, Eugina, Ruby, Omaha; Father, L.T. Alford; 4 brothers, J.W., Clearview, Okla, Emmitte, Bristow, Okla., S.J., Wichita, Kans., Willy Alford; 5 sisters, Mrs. Arbelle Lyons, Los Angeles, Cal., Mrs. Lelia Dean, Mrs. Idella Bell, Detroit, Mich., Mrs. Rosie Lee, Clearview, Okla, Mrs. Ruby Anderson, Oklahoma City, Okla., and other relatives.

            Viewing at Chapel. Remains will be forwarded at end of week to Oklahoma for interment.

            Thomas Funeral Home, 3920 N. 24th St.

FAG photo requested 12/12/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Scobby Alford (SS# issued in OK) was born 29 June 1926 and died _____ Feb 1966, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his son Luther Alford in this compilation.

 

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SONYA LAVONNE ALFORD

 

NORTH PLATTE TELEGRAPH

North Platte, Lincoln Co., NE—Thursday, 9 April 2009

 

            Alford, Sonya L., 54, of North Platte, died April 8, 2009, at her home. Services are pending at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Sonya Lavonne Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 4 Aug 1954, last residence NE.

            Ms. Sonya L. Alford is listed on the In Memoriam page at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Class of 1991.

            She submitted a news article to the Nebraska Hospital Association on 12 Dec 2007: Sonya L. Alford, RN, MBA/HCM, Nursing Director of Emergency Medicine, Great Plains Regional Medical Center, North Platte, NE.