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New Hampshire Obituaries






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


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


The Alford American Family Association (AAFA) often adds notes to each obituary, including Social Security Death Index (SSDI) data, relationship of the deceased to other Alfords, and lineages. We add to AAFA NOTES as time permits.


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


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


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


Date posted: 15 JULY 2022






The families of some of the subjects of these New Hampsire 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 Alexander Alvord and Mary Vore (DNA Group 4) and Thomas Alford b. about 1598 England (DNA Group 4)

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

            By Samuel Morgan Alvord (Webster, NY: A.D. Andrews, printer, 1908)






Frequently cited sources include these databases at Ancestry:


SSDI: Social Security Death Index, 1935–2014

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







Hanover, Grafton Co., NH—Monday, 4 September 1797


            Died—In this Vicinity, on the 31st of August, Mr. Aaron Alvord, of the Dysentary, aged 63.


AAFA NOTES: From Samuel Morgan Alvord, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord An Early Settler of Windsor, Conn. and Northampton, Mass. (Webster, NY: A.D. Andrews, Printer, 1908), pp. 76–77:


            AARON ALVORD (Noah, Ebenezer, Alexander), born Springfield, Mass., July 29, 1734; married Springfield, Mass., Jan. 15, 1761, Orpha Day, daughter of Samuel and Martha (Stebbins) Day. She was born Springfield, Mass., May 21, 1734. Res. Wilbraham, Mass., and Amherst, Mass. No children.

            Aaron Alvord was a soldier in the French War, in Capt. Hitchcock’s Company. “They were out eight months, from Apr. 3, 1735 to Jan. 3, 1756 [sic: 1736]. They were in the battle near the southern extremity of Lake George, with Baron Dieskau.”

            Mar. 23, 1759, Noah Alvord of Springfield, Yeoman, in consideration of 80£, conveyed to Aaron Alvord of Springfield, “part of my homelot on the east side of Conn. River in Springfield—Dwelling house, barn, orchard thereon standing; bounded by land given by deed to my son Moses Alvord,” etc.

            Aaron Alvord and his wife Orpha sold property in Wilbraham, Mass., in 1776 and probably moved to Amherst soon after, as he was living there in 1781. An Aaron Alvord and wife were living at Hanover, N.H., in 1790. (U. S. census.)

            Rev. War Service: “Alvard, Aaron, Wilbraham, Sergeant, Capt. James Warriner’s Co. which marched on the alarm of Apr. 19, 1775; service 10 days.”

(Mass. Soldiers in Rev.)


            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Aaron 1734 MA1, Noah 1701 MA2, Ebenezer 1665 MA3, Alexander 1627 England4, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England5.






Brooklyn, NY—Tuesday, 15 February 1916



In another article:



Baltimore, MD—11 February 1916


            Alonzo Alford, 79 years old, brother of A.G. Alford, 3800 Gwynn Oak Avenue, died yesterday from paralysis at his home in Antrim, N.H. Ten days ago he was stricken when he was preparing to go out and was found by his wife.

            Mr. Alford was a native of Vermont and for nearly 40 years was in the hardware specialties business in New York. He retired about 10 years ago and was apparently in good health until stricken.

            Besides the brother here he is survived by another brother, Byron N. Alford of Brooklyn, N.Y.

            Burial will take place probably Sunday, at Bernardstown, Mass.


In another article:


Ullery, Jacob G., comp. Men of Vermont: An Illustrated Biographical History of Vermonters and Sons of Vermont. Brattleboro, VT: Transcript Publishing Company, 1894.



From Part III, Biographies of Sons of Vermont, pp. 3–4:


            Alford, Alonzo, of Brooklyn, N.Y., son of Ammi and Clarissa (White) Alford, was born in St. Albans [Franklin Co., VT], Jan. 28, 1837.

            He received the educational advantages of the schools of St. Albans, and at the age of twenty took a position with A.G. Strong, hardware merchant of Burlington [Chittenden Co., VT], and after four years removed to New Haven [New Haven Co.], Conn., and engaged in the flour and grain business with Wadhams & Merwin. In 1863 he located in New York, was a salesman for Merwin & Bray, predecessors of Merwin, Hulbert & Co., and a few years later having become interested in the Ballard Rifle Manufacturing Co., was chosen treasurer and manager of that concern, and subsequently organized the house of Alford, Berkele & Clapp, which firm, besides carrying on its own business as jobbers of fire-arms, was the New York distributing agents of E. Remington & Sons, predecessors of the Remington Arms Co. In 1871, when the Remingtons opened their New York warerooms, Mr. Alford was placed in charge of them as general manager, occupying that position for eight years, and then purchased the business from the then embarrassed company, and conducted it successfully for two years, when he sold it back to the Remingtons and resumed his old position as manager. [In] 1881 he resigned this position, purchased the controlling interest in a tool and cutlery manufactory in Massachusetts, and established warerooms in New York for the sale of these wares. The success of this concern began from the first, and in 1883 it was incorporated under the title of the Alford & Berkele Co., with Mr. Alford as president, a position which he still occupies. In 1887 the Alford & Berkele Company bought out the Avery Sewing Machine Co., and organized the Avery Sewing Machine Agency, Mr. Alford being elected president and holding the position at the present time, June 30, 1893.

            Mr. Alford is a Republican, and since his residence in Brooklyn [NY] has been chairman of the Ward Association, member of the general committee, and a liberal supporter of his party.

            He is a member and one of the deacons of the Central Congregational Church of Brooklyn; a member of the Congregational Club, the Sons of Temperance; for twenty years a member of the directory of the Y.M.C.A.; a director of the Congregational Church Building Society, and of the City Mission and Tract Society, and president of the Mercantile Benefit Association. He is a prominent Mason and Odd Fellow; was treasurer of the Amateur Rifle Club during its existence, and a life member of the National Rifle Association, out of which was organized the American Rifle Team, which distinguished itself at Dollymount, Wimbledon and Creedmoor.

            Mr. Alford was united in marriage at Bernardston [Franklin Co.], Mass., Feb. 1, 1860, to Chloe Cornelia, daughter of Henry and Sylvina A. (Hale) Slate. Mrs. Alford is an active Christian worker, and is treasurer of the National N.P.W.C.T.U. [Nonpartisan Women’s Christian Temperance Union], and for many years was the publisher of the official organ of the W.C.T.U. [Women’s Christian Temperance Union, organized in 1874], Our Union, now the Union Signal, and at present publisher of the Temperance Tribune.

            Since the foregoing was written, Mr. Alford has retired from business, and has taken up his residence at Bernardston [Franklin Co.], Mass., where he has a comfortable country home.


Photo from Center Cemetery, Bernardston, Franklin Co., MA—

Permission granted by the photographer, Ray and Paula


AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of his brother Byron S. Alford in New York Obituaries; and of his brother Adial Alford in Vermont Obituaries.

            From New Hampshire, Death and Burial Records Index (Ancestry): Alonzo Alford, born about 1837, died 10 Feb 1916 in Antrim, Hillsborough Co., NH, parents Ammi Alford and Clarissa White [Ammi’s second wife].

            See “Clarissa White Alford’s Quilt,” AAFA ACTION, Spring 1999, pp. 73–74.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Benedict Alford and Joan Newton; and AAFA’s Corrington Loyal Alford Collection, Section Seven.

            His lineage: Alonzo 1837 VT1, Ammi 1788 NY2, Benedict 1757 CT3, Benedict 1716 CT4, Benedict 1688 CT5, Jeremiah 1655 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1598 England8.






Laconia, Belknap Co., NH—Saturday, 12 May 2001


BELMONT [Belknap Co.]—Betsey (Alfred) Crandall, 62, of Belmont died at home on Thursday, May 10, 2001 after a 13-year battle with cancer.

            Born in Burlington, Vt., she attended area schools and graduated from Burlington High School. In 1961, she was awarded a BA in art from the Rhode Island School of Design.

            In 1967, she married James Crandall, who was on active duty with the U.S. Air Force. She accompanied him to Okinawa, where she painted and exhibited watercolors which were enthusiastically received.

            The Crandalls moved to Laconia in 1974 and opened The Herb Shed, a plant and garden business.

            In 1983, they started a Morgan horse farm in Belmont. Over the next 10 years, with the help of their daughter Amy, they boarded and trained horses and participated in Morgan shows throughout New England.

            More recently as her health began to fail, Mrs. Crandall spent the winter months in Bradenton, Fla.

            Survivors include her husband, James Crandall; daughter, Amy; a sister, Allene Sayre of Minneapolis, Minn.; and a brother, Samuel Alfred of Tucson, Ariz.

            The family has decided to celebrate her life privately, and calling hours will not be held.

            The Cremation Society of New Hampshire is in charge of arrangements. To view an online memorial, send a condolence, get directions or for more information, go to


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Betsey A. Crandall (SS# issued in CA) was born 13 Feb 1939, last residence Winnisquam, Belknap Co., NH.





From his 1922 U.S. Passport Application (Ancestry)



Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., NY—Wednesday, 25 July 1973


            Buell Alvord, 74, a resident of Beacon and Holderness, N.H., died Sunday [July 22] in Bar Harbor, Maine.

            Born in Goshen [Litchfield Co.], Conn., May 31, 1899, he was the son of George B. and Winifred (Warner) Alvord. His wife, the former Theo Gould, died two years ago.

            Mr. Alvord formerly resided on the “High Fence” Estate, South Road, Town of Poughkeepsie, for 25 years. He was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. New York Chapter, and had been active in field trial competition with pure breed sporting dogs.

            He was a member of the Amrita Club, Poughkeepsie Tennis Club, and Dutchess Golf and Country Club.

            Mr. Alvord is survived by two sons, James B., Miami, Fla., and George C. Alvord, Litchfield, Conn., and 12 grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be many Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Trinity Churchyard Chapel, Holderness. Burial will be in the Trinity Churchyard Cemetery.

            Arrangements are under the direction of the LaFontaine Funeral Home, Plymouth, N.H.

Photos from Trinity Churchyard Cemetery, Holderness, Grafton Co., NH—

Permission granted by the photographer, Dick Flanders


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Buell Alvord (SS# issued in NY) was born 31 May 1899 and died 15 July 1973 [different than gravestone and obituary], last residence New York, NY.

            See the obituary of his wife, Theo Marion Gould Alvord, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his son James Buell Alvord in Florida Obituaries; of his son George Clive Alvord; father, George Buell Alvord; and sister Muriel Alvord Ward in Connecticut Obituaries; and of his brother Clive Alvord in New York Obituaries.

            From New Hampshire, Marriage and Divorce Records, 1659–1947 (Ancestry): Buell Alvord, born Torrington, Litchfield Co., CT, son of George Buell Alvord and Winnifred L. Warner, married Theo Marion Gould on 17 Aug 1924 in Plymouth, NH. She was born there, daughter of James F. Gould and Lilla S. Pressey.

            Buell also reported that he was born in Torrington, CT, on many other documents.




Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., NY—Thursday, 8 February 1962



            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Buell 1899 CT1, George Buell 1871 CT2, Charles Hubbell 1826 CT3, Saul 1781 CT4, Saul 1753 MA5, Saul 1717 MA6, John 1685 MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.






Westmoreland, Cheshire Co., NH—17 January 2010


            Charles T. Alvord 3rd, 61, of River Road, Westmoreland, died Jan. 13, 2010, at Maplewood Nursing Home in Westmoreland after a long illness.

            He was born in Oneida, N.Y., Jan. 17, 1948, son of Frederick R. and Catharine (Coleman) Alvord, and graduated from the Brattleboro High School with the class of 1965.

            He lived in Hamilton N.Y., and Putney, Vt., prior to moving to Boston, where he was the manager of an apartment building. He moved to Erie, Pa., where he was employed at the Beurton Funeral Home and worked at the Lake Erie Leasing Co. with his brother. He also worked with the Erie Cardinals baseball team prior to moving to Keene in 1998.

            Mr. Alvord was a member of the First Congregational Church in Swanzey.

            Survivors include a sister, Catharine “Sue” Wyman of Swanzey; several nieces and nephews; and his longtime companion, Palma Martucci.

            His parents, a brother, Frederick Alvord, and a sister, Constance Erbacher, all died earlier.

            Services will be held Monday at 6:30 p.m. at Fletcher Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 33 Marlboro St., Keene. Rev. Allen Humes, interim minister of the First Congregational Church in Swanzey, will officiate….

            Spring burial will be held in Woodlawn Cemetery in Hamilton, N.Y.

            It has been requested that gifts be made in memory of Mr. Alvord to the Alzheimer’s Association, 311 Arsenal St., Watertown, Mass., 02472; or to the Monadnock Region Humane Society, P.O. Box 678, West Swanzey 03446.

Photo from Woodlawn Cemetery, Hamilton, Madison Co., NY—

Permission granted by the photographer, Andrew L.


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charles T. Alvord (SS# issued in VT) was born 17 Jan 1948 and died 14 Jan 2010 [different than obituary], last residence Westmoreland, Cheshire Co., NH.

            We included the obituaries of his mother, Catharine Lucille Coleman Alvord, in New York Obituaries; of his brother Frederick Reed Alvord III; and his paternal grandfather, Frederick Reed Alvord Sr., in Pennsylvania Obituaries; and of his sister Constance Coleman Alvord Erbacher in California Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Charles Theodore 1948 NY1, Frederick Reed 1909 NY2, Frederick Reed 1868 NY3, Charles Theodore 1835 NY4, Calvin 1786 CT5, Daniel 1743 CT6, Thomas 1710 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.






Photos from Schlesinger Library, Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University

Two Portraits of Emily Alford, ca. 1937–1940, from Barbara Deming Papers

Used with permission



New York City, NY—Sunday, 4 July 1999


            Alford, Emily Sweetser, age 83, on June 19, 1999 at Hanover [Grafton Co.], NH.

            Wife for 57 years of Newell G. Alford Jr. Mother of Elizabeth F. A graduate of Winsor School and Bennington College. Gifted teacher for 40 years at Dalton, Chapin, City and Country and Elizabeth Seeger, where she was Founder and Trustee.

            Memorial in NYC in the Fall. Donations to High Horses Therapeutic Riding Group, Box 404, Fairlee, VT 05045.


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Emily S. Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 16 March 1916.

            We included the obituary of her father-in-law, Newell Gilder Alford Sr., in Pennsylvania Obituaries.

            Emily’s husband, Newell Gilder Alford Jr., was born 22 Nov 1919 in Hopkins Co., KY [KY Birth Index, 1911–1999 (Ancestry)—listed as Newell G. Alford, mother’s name Caroline Atkinson].

            SSDI records show that Newell G. Alford died 26 Jan 2005, last residence Hanover, Grafton Co., NH. No obituary has been located.

            A brief biography of his father, Newell Gilder Alford Sr., was published in WHO’S WHO IN MARYLAND, VOL. 1, 1939. We included it in AAFA ACTION, Fall 1994, p. 12. The article, with a few spelling corrections and added headings:


ALFORD, Newell Gilder, cons. mining engr.; b. Phila., Pa., Dec. 11, 1887; s. Ruben Gilder and Mary Ellen (DuBree) A.;


EDUCATION: grad. Friends Central Preparatory Sch., 1906; A.B., Swarthmore Coll., 1909; B.S., U. of Pittsburgh, 1933, E.M., 1934;


FAMILY: m. Caroline Farren Atkinson, June 27, 1912; children—Newell Gilder, Frances Lydia.


EMPLOYMENT: With engring. corps U.S. Coal & Coke Co., Gary, W. Va., summers, 1907-08; by-product oven work, Ill. Steel Co., Joliet, 1909; with St. Bernard Mining Co., Earlington, Ky., 1910-20, mine supt. and asst. chief engr., 1913-19, chief engr., Apr. 1920, asst. to pres. and chief engr., to Oct. 1920; mem. firm and v.p. Howard N. Eavenson & Associates, _____ mining engrs., Pittsburgh, 1920, firm name changed, Oct. 1, 1935, to Eavenson and Alford, Apr. 1, 1937, to Eavenson, Alford & Auchmuty; sec., treas., gen. mgr. and dir. Clover Splint Coal Co., Inc.; treasurer and director Air Cleaning and Sixing Co.


MILITARY: Enlisted in U.S.A., Sept. 1917, discharged as sergt. 309th Engrs., Apr. 1919. [However, in June 1917 he claimed exemption from military service based no membership in the Society of Friends.]


MEMBERSHIPS: Mem. AM. Inst. mining and Metall. Engrs., Engrs. Soc. Western PA., Mining Soc. of Nova Seotia, Coal Mining Inst., of America (v.p.). Canadian Mining Inst., W. Va. Mining Inst., Ky. Mining Inst., Ill. Mining Inst., Am. Mining Congress (chmn. com. mech. mining), Kentucky Historical, Assn., Soc. War of 1812. Am. Legion, Delta Upsilon. Book and Key (Swathmore). Mem. Soc. of Friends. Mason.


Author of numerous pamphlets, brochures, articles, etc., about mining. Home: 314 S. Homewood Av. Office: Koppers Bldg., Pittsburgh, Pa.


            This was a Quaker family. The biography mentions that Newell was a member of the Society of Friends; Newell Sr. claimed exemption from WWI military service based on being a Quaker; and his father Reuben is mentioned in the following:


William Wade Hinshaw, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy. Vol. II: (New Jersey and Pennsylvania Monthly Meetings), (reprint ed., Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994; originally pub. Ann Arbor, MI, 1938):


Page 830, chapter title: “Philadelphia Monthly Meeting (Hicksite)” [The Hicksites were a branch of the Quakers, originating in 1827, named for their leader Elias Hicks]:



1896, 6, 17. Reuben G. & w, Mary E., & minor s, Newell G. recrq [received by request]


            On his 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), Newell is age 29, a married mining engineer at the St. Bernard Mining Company, living in Earlington, Hopkins Co., KY. He confirms his full name, birth date, and birth place. He claims exemption as a member of the Religious Society of Friends. He is medium height with gray eyes and black hair.

            The name Gilder came from Unity Gilder, wife of William Alford.




1930: Family has not been located but should be in or near Pittsburgh, PA.



Haddonfield (E.D. 121), Camden Co., NJ

Dwelling #246


Rueben G. Alford    head       70        PA PA MD      hardware salesman

Mary E.                    wife        65         PA PA PA

+ unrelated servant


Earlington (E.D. 94), Hopkins Co., KY

Dwelling #438


Newell G. Alford      head      32        PA PA PA

Caroline                     wife      30        KY KY KY

Newell G. Jr.             son        3/12     KY PA KY



Philadelphia Ward 15 (E.D. 234), Philadelphia Co., PA

Dwelling #246


Rueben G. Alford       head            58      PA PA PA       hardware

                                                                                          married 33 years

Mary E. Alford           wife             54      PA PA PA       1 child, 1 living

Newell G. Alford        son              22      PA PA PA       “editor asst”

Nathan E. Du Bree      f-in-law       84      PA PA PA       widowed



Philadelphia Ward 15 (E.D. 284), Philadelphia Co., PA

Dwelling #194


Reuben G. Alford    head         51     b. May 1849    PA MD PA    hardware merchant

                                                                                                            married 23 years

Mary E. Alford        wife          48     b. May 1852    PA PA PA     1 child, 1 living

Newell G. Alford     son           12     b. Dec 1887     PA PA PA

Nathan DuPree        f-in-law    70     b. July 1829    PA PA PA     widowed

+ unrelated servant



Philadelphia (E.D. 273), Philadelphia Co., PA

Dwelling #120


Reubin G. Alford  head               31         PA PA PA            retail hardware

Mary E. Alford     wife               27         PA PA PA


Philadelphia (E.D. 273), Philadelphia Co., PA

Dwelling #120


Eunity Alford       widow            60         PA DE DE

Geo W. Alford      son                 39         WI MD PA          weigher, U.S. Customs House

Carrie T. Alford    dau-in-law     32         NJ NJ NJ

Augustus Alford   son                 35         PA MD PA          clerk

Anna M. Alford    daughter        25         PA MD PA          book pager

C. Jennie Alford   daughter        21         PA MD PA          school teacher


1870 (first enumeration):

Philadelphia Ward 15 District 45 (E.D. 217), Philadelphia Co., PA

Dwelling #1541


Unity Alford                       41      PA      keeping house

Reuben Alford                    21      PA      hardware clerk

Annie Alford                      18      PA

Charles Alford                    16      PA      brush store clerk

Jenny Alford                       13      PA


1870 (second enumeration):


A second enumeration was conducted in Philadelphia, apparently due to errors and miscounting in the first. The enumerator did not include birth places or occupations.


Philadelphia Ward 15 District 45 (E.D. 255), Philadelphia Co., PA

Dwelling #1909


Emily Alford           50

Reuben Alford         20

Anna Alford             20

Charles Alford         15

Clara V. Alford        15



Philadelphia Ward 2, Philadelphia Co., PA

Dwelling #577


William Alfred              45          MD    dry goods merchant

Eunity Alfred                 41          PA

George W. Alfred          19          WI

Augustus Alfred             15          PA

Reuben Alfred                10          PA

Anna M. Alfred                8          PA

Charles Alfred                  6          PA

Clara Alfred                     3          PA

+ an unrelated servant



Southwark Ward 2, Philadelphia Co., PA

Dwelling #621


William Alfred                   37      DE     clerk

Unity Alfred                       32      PA

George W. Alfred                 9      WI

Augustus Alfred                   6      PA

Harry C. Alfred                    4      PA

Rhuban Alfred                      1      PA

+ an unrelated servant


            Her husband’s lineage: Newell Gilder 1919 KY1, Newell Gilder 1887 PA2, Reuben Gilder 1849 PA3, William 1815 MD/DE 4.






Manchester, Hillsborough Co., NH—Friday, 30 April 1971



Photo from Holy Cross Cemetery, Franklin, Merrimack Co., NH—

Permission granted by the photographer, C. P.


AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her son Harry Franklin Alvord in this compilation. We included the obituary of her first husband, Harry Levi Alvord, in Maine Obituaries.

            From Maine, Marriage Records (Ancestry): Harry L. Alvord, chauffeur, age 21 of Westfield, MA, married Jennie Cayer, age 18 of Lowell, MA, on 27 Jan 1912 in Brunswick, ME. Harry’s parents are Elijah Alvord, deceased, and Hattie Frisbie, both born in MA. Jennie’s parents are Libore Cayer and Louise Litus, both born in Canada.

            From New Hampshire, Marriage Records (Ancestry): Eugenia Beaulieu, widow age 50, daughter of Libore Cayer and Mary Louise Litourneau, married Arthur N. Riel on 17 Dec 1943 in Franklin, NH. It was the third marriage for both.






Manchester, NH—Tuesday, 28 April 1970



Photo from Holy Cross Cemetery, Franklin, Merrimack Co., NH—

Permission granted by the photographer, C. P.


AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his mother, Eugenia Cayer Alvord Beaulieu Riel, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his father, Harry Levi Alvord, in Maine Obituaries.

            Harry is the son of Harry Levi Alvord and his first wife, Eugenia Cayer.

            From New Hampshire, Death Records (Ancestry): Harry F. Alvord was born 12 Dec 1911 in ME, son of Harry F. and Eugenia Alvord, and died 26 Apr 1970 in Franklin, Merrimack Co., NH. His wife is Marjorie Riel.

            On Harry Franklin Alvord’s 1940 WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 28, born 12 Dec 1911 in Brunswick, ME. He is living in Franklin, Merrimack Co., NH. His contact is his mother, Eugenia Beaulieu, of the same address.

            From New Hampshire, Marriage Records (Ancestry): Harry Franklin Alvord, age 57, son of Harry Levi Alford and Eugenia Cayer, married Marjorie Theresa Sirard, maiden name Marjorie Theresa Riel, daughter of Raymond John Riel and Mary Louise Fredette, on 22 Feb 1969 in Franklin, NH.





[Although she died in South Carolina, we are also including her obituary here because of her close ties to New Hampshire.]



Charleston, Charleston Co., SC—Thursday, 22 July 1999

Published in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2000


            Robertine Chevrefils, 86, of North Charleston, a retired seamstress Sacred Heart Hospital in Manchester, N.H., died Tuesday [July 20] in a Charleston hospital. All services will be private, according to Tri-County Cremation Center of Summerville.

            Mrs. Chevrefils was born in Manchester, a daughter of Joseph E. Alfred and Lumina Gelinas Alfred. She attended Manchester schools. She was a Catholic and widow of Emile O. Chevrefils.

            Surviving are a son, Paul E. Chevrefils of North Charleston; two daughters, Pauline A. Jillson of New Milford, CT and Stella L. Lavoie of Manchester; a sister, Aliette Angers of Hudson, N.H.; and a grandchild.


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.






Amherst, Hillsborough Co., NH—Wednesday, 16 March 1859


            In Nashua, Mrs. Roxana Alvord Burke, relict of the late Benj. Burke, Esq., aged 83 years.


AAFA NOTES: From Samuel Morgan Alvord, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord An Early Settler of Windsor, Conn. and Northampton, Mass. (Webster, NY: A.D. Andrews, Printer, 1908), p. 133:


            ROXANA ALVORD (Stephen, Joseph. Ebeneser, Alexander), born Charlestown, N.H., Dec. 6, 1775; died Nashua, N.H., Mar. 9, 1859; married Woodstock, Vt., Oct. 10, 1798, Benjamin Burke, son of Solomon and Keziah (Benjamin) Burke. He was born Windsor, Vt.. Feb. 21, 1775; died Nashua, N.H., Sept. 28, 1855. Res. Windsor, Vt. Children:


a. Susan, b. Windsor, Vt., Aug. 19, 1799; d. Windsor, Vt., Aug. 11, 1800.

b. Lucia, b. Windsor, Vt., Feb. 4, 1802; d. North Chelmsford, Mass., Oct. 12, 1828; mar. Feb. 8, 1826, John R. Holmes.

c. Pascal Benjamin, b. Windsor, Vt., Dec. 19, 1803 ; d. Boston, Mass., Aug. 7, 1858; mar. Boston, Mass., Oct. 21, 1838, Esther Prentiss.

d. William Alvord, b. Windsor, Vt., July 7, 1811; d. Lowell, Mass., 1887; mar. Bedford, N.H., June 6, 1837, Catharine French. (The “Burke and Alvord Memorial” was due to the efforts of William Alvord Burke.)


            Mrs. Roxana (Alvord) Burke united with the church at Windsor, Vt., Dec. 2, 1810….

            The immediate cause of her death appeared to be inflammation of the lungs or lung fever, although the infirmities of old age had afflicted her for some years.

            Mr. Burke was often appointed by the church as delegate to ordinations and church meetings. He removed to Nashua, N.H. in May, 1826. He lived to a feeble old age, but gave evidence of strong faith as a devoted Christian.


            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her ALVORD lineage: Roxana 1775 NH1, Stephen 1735 MA2, Joseph 1687 MA3, Ebenezer 1665 MA4, Alexander 1627 England5, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England6.





Photo from POUGHKEEPSIE EAGLE-NEWS, Tuesday, 19 November 1935 (article below)



Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., NY—Thursday, 22 July 1971


            Mrs. Buell (Theo G.) Alvord, a resident of Ashland [Grafton Co.], N.H., since 1952, died Tuesday in Laconia [Belknap Co.], N.H.

            Prior to moving to Ashland, Mrs. Alvord had resided in South Road, Town of Poughkeepsie. While in Poughkeepsie she was a member of Dutchess Golf and Country Club, Poughkeepsie Tennis Club, Junior League, Poughkeepsie Garden Club and Christ Episcopal Church. She also was a director of the Children’s Home and the Red Cross.

            Mrs. Alvord is survived by her husband, two sons, James B., Miami, Fla., and George C. Litchfield, Conn.; a sister, Mrs. Thomas S. Kelley, Manchester, Conn., and 11 grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be Friday at 10 a.m. at the Trinity Church, Holderness, N.H. Burial will be in Trinity Cemetery.

Photo from Trinity Churchyard Cemetery, Holderness, Grafton Co., NH—

Permission granted by the photographer, Dick Flanders


AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Theo Alford (SS# issued in NH) was born 1 July 1899 and died _____ July 1971, last residence Ashland, Grafton Co., NH.

            See the obituary of her husband, Buell Alvord, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her son James Buell Alvord in Florida Obituaries; and of her son George Clive Alvord in Connecticut Obituaries.




Poughkeepsie, Dutchess Co., NY—Tuesday, 19 November 1935


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