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Pennsylvania Obituaries

 

PENNSYLVANIA 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) 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: 2 JUNE 2018

 

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The families of many of the subjects of these Pennsylvania 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)

 

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

 

3. Descendants of John Alford b. about 1645 (DNA Group 1)

            John’s descendants are included in a number of separate genealogies. See AAFA Alford Genealogies, “John Alford 1645 VA,” for the applicable genealogy.

 

 

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Frequently cited sources include these databases at Ancestry:

 

PA Marriages: Pennsylvania, Marriages, 1852–1968, including images; also Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1845–1963

PA Deaths: Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906–1966, including images

 

SSDI: Social Security Death Index, 1935–2014

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

 

 

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ABIE JEROME “JAY” ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—15 September 1994

 

            Abie Jerome “Jay” Alford, a retired Budd Co. employee who was active in the Masons, died of cancer Sunday. He was 64 and lived in Nicetown.

            Alford went to work for Budd in 1961 and was still working there shortly before his death.

            He was a machine operator and was a man with a strong work ethic, said his family. During his employment at Budd’s plant at 22nd Street and Hunting Park Avenue, he received an award for 25 continuous years without missing a day of work for any reason.

            His family said he would go to work even when he didn’t feel well. He was a man who worked hard, and played hard, they said.

            “He was a fun person. Everybody admired his wittiness,” said his wife of 38 years, the former Yvonne Gant. “He was a good husband and a devoted father.”

            His son, Jerome Alford, said, “He was a man who just used common sense to get the job done. He knew it didn’t take a lot of wisdom to figure out how to do something, just basic common sense.”

            He said his father would go out of his way to help people and had a lot of friends. He said his Dad was a welcomed and familiar figure at Club 151 and the Square Club.

Jerome said his father loved to drive Cadillacs but “even though he took care of his lifestyle, he took care of his home first . . . He was a man who would take us on barbeques and picnics and always wanted to show us he could do anything.”

            One thing he could do very well, said his wife, was play checkers, a game he learned as a youngster in his hometown of Darlington, S.C.

            He came to Philadelphia in 1951 and for the next 10 years was a welder at the Globe Rubber Co.

            Alford was an active member of Prince Hall Affiliated Free and Accepted Masons, Herbert E. Mellin Lodge 151, Harold L. Gray 53, Progress 2, Demolay Consistory 1 and Pyramid Temple 1. He was a 33rd Degree Mason.

            His wife said that when he retired “he planned to go back to Darlington. He said he would sell watermelons, just to pass the time.”

            Survivors also include four daughters, April, Yvette and Elizabeth Alford and Wanda Jackson; his father, Abe Alford; four grandchildren; a stepdaughter, Yolunda Koonce; two sisters and two brothers.

            Services will be held at 8 tonight at Triumph Baptist Church, 16th and Wingohocking streets, where friends may call two hours before the services. Burial will be in Darlington, S.C.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Abie J. Alford (SS# issued in SC) was born 12 July 1929, last residence not listed.

 

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ADAH BLANCH JONES ALFORD

 

NEW CASTLE NEWS

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—Saturday, 24 May 1941

 

            Mrs. Ada Alford, of Crafton, a niece of Mrs. Mary Pattison, Court street, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Illig, of Crafton, Friday afternoon.

            Mrs Alford is survived by her aunt and a number of cousins in New Castle.

            Funeral services will be conducted at the Hershberger funeral home at Crafton Monday afternoon.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Jonathan J. Alford; and daughter Irene Alice Alford Illig in this compilation.

            From PA Marriages: Jonie J. Alford, born 25 June 1866 in Crawford Co., PA, married Adah B. Jones, born 12 March 1867 in Pittsburgh, PA, on 25 Oct 1893 in Allegheny Co., PA.

            Her middle name is from Ancestry family trees.

 

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ALICE HELEN EMILY FREY ALFORD

 

MEADVILLE TRIBUNE

Meadville, Crawford Co., PA—1 August 2006

 

            Alice Helen Emily Frey Alford, 100, of Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community, 31 N. Park Ave., Meadville, passed away Monday, July 31, 2006, at Meadville Medical Center.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Jersey City, N.J., April 11, 1906, the daughter of the late William R. and Wilhelmina Helen Rossy Frey. She married Edward Lucas Alford May 16, 1930; he preceded her in death Sept. 11, 1986.

            She was a member of First Congregational Church of Harwich, Mass.

            Alice graduated from Dickenson High School in 1924. Following her graduation, she was employed by Bell Telephone Laboratories, Manhattan, N.Y., until her marriage in 1930. Alice enjoyed reading, knitting, her children and grandchildren.

            She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Torbjornsen and her husband, Hans O., of Cambridge Springs; four grandchildren, Karen Torbjornsen of New York City, N.Y., Einar Torbjornsen of Cambridge Springs, Kimberley Bryant of Parsippany, N.J., and Scott Alford of Philadelphia; and two nieces.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a son, Edmund R. Alford; and an infant grandson.

            Services are private and will be at the convenience of the family.

            Interment will take place in Greendale Cemetery, Meadville.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wesbury United Methodist Retirement Community Bus Fund, 31 Park Ave., Meadville, Pa. 16335.

            Arrangements are under the direction of Byham-Miller-Mizner Funeral Home Inc., 404 Chestnut St., Meadville.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Alice F. Alford (SS# issued in NJ), last residence Cambridge Springs, Crawford Co., PA.

 

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ALICE MINERVA ALFORD BENNETT

 

[She died in NY, but we are including her obituary here because her home was in PA.]

 

KANE REPUBLICAN

Kane, McKean Co., PA—Monday, 23 December 1957

 

            Mrs. Alice Minerva Bennett, 74, a Kane area resident for more than 27 years, died Saturday afternoon [December 21] at 4:10 o’clock at St Francis hospital, Olean, N.Y., following a year’s illness which had become critical during the last two days.

            Mrs. Bennett, who was born June 6, 1883 in Jefferson county, came to Kane to reside in 1927. For 10 years, from 1945 to 1955, she was employed as a cook at the Kane Summit hospital, where the appetizing meals she prepared endeared her to both patients and staff. During the past, three years, she had resided at Rixford [McKean Co., PA].

            Mrs. Bennett was preceded in death by her husband, George R, Bennett in December, 1929.

            She is survived by five daughters, Miss Mary E. Bennett of Houghton, N.Y., Miss Christinia Bennett of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Walter Siegel of Ormsby, Mrs. Clyde Lord of Rixford and Miss Hazel R. Bennett of Buffalo, N.Y.; three sons, Albert A. Bennett and Lewis G. Bennett of Rixford and Charles R. Bennett of Ormsby; 22 grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and four sisters, Mrs. Laura Wing of Youngsville, Mrs. Emma Kelly of Mt. Jewett, Mrs. Lina Carruther of Bergen, N.Y. and Mrs. Nettie Schoenthaler of Warren.

            Friends will be received at the John F. Hill funeral home at the usual hours for visitation… Funeral services will be held at Hill’s Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock. The Rev. Vincent Pomeroy of the Rixford Evangelical United Brethren church will officiate. He will be assisted by the Rev. Orvis Meckley of the Church of God. Interment will be in the Highland cemetery.

 

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Photo from Highland Cemetery, Elk Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Taken by inactive Find A Grave contributor Linda Rabineau

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, George Andrew Alford and Mary Anna Beers Alford; and sisters Emma Luella Alford Kelley, Laura B. Alford Wing, Minnie Alford Leroy, and Nettie Lavina Alford Schoenthaler in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Lena L. Alford Carruthers in New York Obituaries.

            Her lineage: Alice Minerva 1883 PA1, George Andrew 1854 PA2, John M. 1812 PA3.

 

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ALICIA DELORES “LOIS” ALFORD

 

Clarence Johnson, Jr. Funeral Home

Yeadon, Delaware Co., PA—_____ February 2010

 

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January 11, 1959 - February 5, 2010

 

            Alicia “Lois” Alford, age 51, passed away peacefully on February 5, 2010.

            Lois was born in Darlington, S.C. She worked as a CNA for 10 years at Silver Stream Nursing Home. Lois became a member of United Fellowship Church of God of Prophecy where she served faithfully.

            She was preceded in death by Edward Alford.

            Lois is survived by her sister, Carolyn; brothers, Kevin, Levern and Timothy; four sister-in-laws, Joyce, Shirley, Elaine and Janet; one brother-in-law, Earnest Hargust and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

            Viewing: Saturday February 20, 2010, 10:00 - 11:00am at United Fellowship Church of God of Prophecy.

            Homegoing Service: Saturday February 20, 2010, 11:00am at United Fellowship Church of God of Prophecy.

            Interment: Saturday February 20, 2010 at Merion Memorial Park.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Alicia Delores Alford (SS# issued in PA), last residence Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.

 

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AMY PORTER ALVORD OLSEN

 

CENTRE DAILY TIMES

State College, Centre Co., PA—Wednesday, 14 January 1987

 

 

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Photo from Centre County Memorial Park, State College, Centre Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, William Cunningham

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Jan 1987) dates of Amy Olsen (SS# issued in MA), last residence State College, Centre Co., PA.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Grove Dean Alvord and Frances May Porter Alvord, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her ALVORD lineage: Amy Porter 1918 NY1, Grove Edwards 1854 NY2, James Dwight 1825 NY3, James Wadsworth 1795 NY4, Thomas Gould 1763 CT5, Thomas Gould 1742 CT6, Asahel 1720 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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ANITA FALLER SHEPPARD ALFORD

 

GETTYSBURG TIMES

Gettysburg, Adams Co., PA—Saturday, 15 January 2011

 

            Anita F. Sheppard Alford, 89, passed away Thursday, Jan. 6, 2010 [sic] at the Brethren Home in New Oxford.

            Anita was born in Jersey City, N.J., on Sept. 11, 1921. After graduating from Hackensack High School, she attended and graduated from Jersey City Medical Center, becoming a registered nurse in 1943. She served in World War II in the U.S. Army Nurse Corp. from 1944 through 1946 in England, France and Germany. Upon her return from World War II, she attended and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1951. She then began her career as a visiting nurse in Philadelphia. She was married to James W. Sheppard, D.D.S.

            After moving to Gettysburg, Anita organized and became the original director of the Adams County Visiting Nurse. She also worked as a nurse in the Gettysburg College infirmary and at Mountain Manor Drug and Alcohol Center in Emmitsburg, Md. She was an excellent cook and an avid golfer and gardener. She was a volunteer for the Gettysburg Hospital, Meals-on-Wheels and the Girl Scouts. She was a member and attended St. James Lutheran Church.

            Anita was a remarkable woman who enjoyed traveling and worked at keeping in touch with her friends and family. She was as comfortable at hosting a dinner party as she was at buying produce from local farmers near her home.

            Anita is survived by one brother, Donald Faller of Longwood, Fla. Her eldest brother, Louis Faller, was killed during World War II in the Pacific Theater. She is also survived by her son, James P. Sheppard, his wife, Susan and their two sons, Ben and Andrew, all from Mechanicsburg; and her daughter, Lynn S. Robinson, her husband, Jim and their son Graeme of Winchester,Va., and their daughter, Kaelyn, of Wilmington, N.C.

            A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 22, at 11 a.m. at St. James Lutheran Church in Gettysburg….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Anita F. Alford (SS# issued in NJ) was born 12 Sept 1921 [different than obituary] and died 6 Jan 2011, last residence Gettysburg, Adams Co., PA.

 

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ANN M. ALFORD SOKOLOWSKI

 

ERIE TIMES-NEWS

Erie, Erie Co., PA—Sunday, 23 March 2014

 

            Ann M. Sokolowski, age 77, of Millcreek Twp., passed away Saturday, March 22, 2014 at her residence.

            She was born on December 20, 1936 in Union City, Pa., the daughter of the late G. Neil Alford and Anna Nelson Alford.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Sokolowski in 1999; two brothers, John and R. Neil Alford; and three sisters: Hazel Colburn, Norma Gordon, and Mary Anderson.

            She is survived by one daughter, Judy Smith (Thomas) of Dale, Texas; one son, Michael Sokolowski (Kari) of Erie; two brothers, Nelson Alford (Ruth) of Post Falls, Idaho and Robert Alford (Ellen) of Erie; one sister, Martha Williamson of Union City; one granddaughter, Sheila Moreno (Robert); and one grandson, Chad Painter (Shannon); along with seven great-grandchildren.

            Ann attended school in Union City and was a graduate of the Vo-Tech beautician school in 1979. She was employed at Elgin Labs, Erie Resistor, J.C. Penney, and the Erie Center on Health and Aging. She was a member of Blessed Sacrament R.C. Church.

            No public visitation will be observed. She will be buried at Laurel Hill Cemetery….

            Arrangements are being handled by the Dusckas-Martin Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 4216 Sterrettania Rd. Sign the Guestbook at www.GoErie.com/obits.

 

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Photo from Laurel Hill Cemetery, Millcreek Township [Erie], Erie Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Pam Lenz

 

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

            See the obituary of her sister Mary M. Alford Myers Kasbee Anderson in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Raymond Neil Alford in New York Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Ann M. 1936 PA1, George Neil 1888 PA2, Melvin 1852 PA3, Oliver N. 1829 PA4, Oliver 1795 VT5, Oliver 1767 VT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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ANN PRICE ALLFORD

 

PITTSTON GAZETTE

Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA—Wednesday, 6 October 1886

 

DIED

 

            At her home in Browntown [Luzerne Co.], Oct. 6th, 1886 of cancer, Mrs. Ann Alford, aged 45 years, 7 months, and 11 days. (Funeral Friday at 3 p.m. Interment at Pittston Cemetery.)

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her children Frederick Allford, Joseph H. Allford, Miranda Allford, and Samuel Allford Sr. in this compilation.

            She was born 25 Feb 1841, as calculated by her age at death.

            On the 1850 census, Providence, Luzerne Co., PA:

 

David Price                 61           Wales           miner

Catharine                     44           Wales

Margaret                      12           PA

Ann                             10           PA

 

            On the 1860 census, Lackawanna, Luzerne Co., PA:

 

Samuel Allford           55           England        miner

Catharine Allford        49           Wales

Ann Price                    21           PA

 

            It appears that Ann married her stepfather after the death of her mother:

            On the 1870 census, Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA:

 

Samuel Alford      head            63      England           miner

Ann                       wife             28      PA

Hannah                  daughter      10      PA

Lydia                     daughter        7      PA

Samuel                  son                 5      PA

Miranda                 daughter        3      PA

Joseph H.              son                 2      PA

 

            On the1880 census, Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA:

 

Samuel Alford      head            75      England           “idle”

Ann                       wife             38      “America”

Samuel                  son               15      PA

Miranda                 daughter      14      PA

Joseph                   son               13      PA

Frederick               son                 4      PA

Charles                  son                 1      PA

 

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ANNA B. BRATSCHIE ALFORD

 

NEW CASTLE NEWS

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—Monday, 12 April 1943

 

            Mrs. Anna B. Alford, aged 59, of 713 County Line street, died suddenly at her home Saturday evening at 7:30 o’clock. Mrs. Alford, who had been in failing health for some time, suffered a stroke Saturday evening [April 10] and died within an hour.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Butler county on July 4, 1883, a daughter of Gautlieb and Mary Kirker Bratschie.

            She had been an active member of the Second United Presbyterian church for many years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Herman C. Alford, about 31 years ago, and by a son, Chester.

            Surviving are two daughters and two sons, Mrs. Lois Hill, Paul Alford and William Alford, all of New Castle, Mrs. Mary Bowes of Youngstown; eight grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters, Frank Bratschie of Princeton, William E. Bratschie of Philadelphia, Mrs. Elizabeth Black of Baden, Pa., Mrs. Esther Brush of Aliquippa and Mrs. W.H. Forrester of Erie.

            The body is at the Joseph B. Leyde mortuary, Highland at Winter, where funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock…. Interment will be in Mt. Herman cemetery….

 

Anna <i>Bratschie</i> Alford

Photo from Hermon-Union Cemetery, Princeton, Lawrence Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Denzinger

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Herman Caldwell Alford, in this compilation.

            From PA Deaths: Anna B. Alford was born 4 July 1883 in Butler Co., PA, daughter of Gautlieb Bratschie, born Switzerland, and Mary Kirker, born PA. Her husband was Herman C. Alford.

 

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ANNA ISABELLE LESLIE ALFORD

 

NEW CASTLE NEWS

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—22 July 2006

 

            Isabelle L. Alford, 97, of Harbor-Edinburg Road, Edinburg, died the morning of July 21, 2006, at Jameson Hospital.

            Born June 16, 1909, in New Castle, she was a daughter of the late James G. and Dessie McChesney Leslie. She was married to F. Paul Alford, who died on March 12, 1989. Mrs. Alford worked as a bookkeeper for 18 years at the former First National Bank of Lawrence County and 11 years as secretary for the YWCA in New Castle. She was a member of WIMODAUSIS. Mrs. Alford was a member of Mount Jackson Presbyterian Church.

            Survivors include a daughter, Evelyn F. Starkey of Edinburg; a son, John G. Alford of Camp Hill, Pa.; and three grandchildren. In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by eight brothers and sisters.

            There are no calling hours. A service will be conducted at 10 a.m. Monday at Turner-Myers Funeral Home, 208 N. Jefferson St. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Mount Jackson Presbyterian Church.

 

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Photo from Graceland Cemetery, New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Zella

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Anna I. Alford (SS# issued in PA), last residence Edinburg, Lawrence Co., PA.

            She is Anna Isabelle/Isabel Leslie on the 1910 and 1920 censuses.

            For more information about this family, see “Michael Alford Family,” About Alfords, July 1984, pages 11–13

            Her husband’s lineage: Francis Paul 1907 PA1, Herman Caldwell 1881 PA2, Frank P. 1856 PA3, Thomas J. 1827 PA4, John A. 1790 on ship in transit from Ireland5, Michael 1765 Ireland6.

 

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ANNA JEAN ALFORD SLAUGHENHAUPT

 

Photo from gravestone

 

ERIE TIMES-NEWS

Erie, Erie Co., PA—28 March 2008

 

            Anna Jean Alford Slaughenhaupt, age 73, of North East died on Thursday, March 27, 2008 at home.

            She was born on February 17, 1935 in Brookville, Pa. to the late Harry Blaine and Fay Janetta Greeley Alford. She lived in North East since 1955 and was a graduate of Sigel High School. Anna Jean was formerly employed at Clover Hill Farms and was a custodian at the Greenfield Baptist Church for several years. Anna Jean was an active member of the Greenfield Baptist Church where she served in several capacities including Sunday School teaching, Ladies Aid and cooking funeral dinners. She loved her family, grandchildren and enjoyed ceramic crafts.

            Preceded in death includes her parents, brother Richard Alford, a grandson Raymond Slaughenhaupt, a granddaughter Heather Slaughenhaupt.

            Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Donald Slaughenhaupt Sr. who she married March 23, 1955; a daughter Holly Boyd of North East; sons Don Slaughenhaupt Jr. and wife Melinda of North East and Barry Slaughenhaupt of North East; a brother Harry Alford and wife Loretta of North East; sisters Bernice Greeley of Brookville, Pa., Phyllis Greeley of Brookville, Pa., Ramona Barnett of North East, Barbara Sines of North East, Marjorie Lewis of North East, Peggy Spare of Summerville, Pa., Patricia Lucas of Summerville, Pa.; grandchildren Craig Boyd, Joshua, Andrew, and Victoria Slaughenhaupt, Bobby and Brett Slaughenhaupt; great-grandchildren Kayla Slaughenhaupt and EmilyJo Boyd; also several nieces, nephews and cousins.

            Friends may call at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake Street North East on Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and are invited to attend a funeral service at the Greenfield Baptist Church on Monday at 11:00 a.m. Officiating Rev. David Waldo. Interment Greenfield Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Greenfield Baptist Church, 9238 Williams Road or the Community Nursing Services of North East Hospice, 7 Park Street, North East, PA 16428. Sign the guestbook at www.GoErie.com/obits.

 

 

Photos from Hornby Cemetery, North East, Erie Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Doug Kendzior

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Anna Jean Slaughenhaup[t] (SS# issued in PA), last residence North East, Erie Co., PA. (The last letter of her last name was probably dropped because the name is too long.)

            See the obituary of her brother Harry B. Alford in this compilation.

            Her lineage, from Reddinger2 Family Tree, Ancestry: Anna Jean 1935 PA1, Harry Blaine 1892 PA2, William 1849 PA3, John 1812 OH4.

 

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ANNA LILLIAN ALLFORD

 

PITTSTON GAZETTE

Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA—Thursday, 2 March 1922

 

MISS ANNA L. ALFORD, ESTEEMED YOUNG LADY, IS DEAD OF PNEUMONIA

 

            Much sorrow has been occasioned in the community today by the death of Miss Anna Lillian Alford, daughter of Joseph H. Alford, of Railroad St., who passed away this morning at 8 o’clock at the family home. Miss Alford had been ill just one week, having been stricken with an ailment that developed into pneumonia.

            Miss Alford was born in Pittston 22 years ago yesterday and had spent her entire life in this city. She was a young woman of lovable nature, with a wide circle of friends who are who grieved because of the untimely end of what promised to be a very useful life.

            The deceased was a member of the First Congregational Church and was very active in all its undertakings. She was a teacher in the Sunday School. Her deep faith in the Saviour whose cause she served so faithfully was manifested in the closing hours of her life and she passed peacefully away in the firm hope of eternal life.

            Her mother died four years ago.

            Besides her father, she is survived by the following sisters and brother: Mrs. Harry Hart, of Pine street; Mrs. William Havard, of North street; Mrs. Benjamin Armstrong, of Second street; Hazle, Jennie, Ruth and William.

            The funeral will be held Saturday afternoon, leaving the home at 2 o’clock. Services will be held in the Congregational Church at 2:30 o’clock….

            Burial will be in Pittston Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Joseph H. Allford and Elizabeth Jones Allford; and siblings Elizabeth M. Allford Havard, Ethel Allford, Hazel Allford Evans Huffsmith, Ruth E. Allford Griffin, and William P. Allford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sisters Harriet Allford Hart and Maude Allford Armstrong in New Jersey Obituaries.

            From PA Deaths: Anna Alford was born 28 Feb 1899 in Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA, daughter of Joseph Alford and Elizabeth Jones.

            Her ALLFORD lineage: Anna Lillian 1899 PA1, Joseph H. 1869 PA2, Samuel 1807 England3, Samuel 1782 England4, Thomas 1762 England5.

 

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ANNA M. FLANNERY ALLVORD

 

MORNING CALL

Allentown, Lehigh Co., PA—Saturday, 24 September 1994

 

            Anna M. Alvord [sic], 69, of 80 Quarry Road, Kutztown, died Friday in her home.

            A graduate of Empire Beauty School, Pottsville, she was a hairstylist for Boscov’s, Reading, until 1970. During the 1950s, she owned and operated Anna’s Beauty Shop, Pottsville.

            Born in New Philadelphia, Schuylkill County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph C. and Catherine E. (Kreydt) Flannery.

            Survivors: Daughter, Katherine A., wife of John M. Futchko of Portland; sister, Mary L., wife of Charles I. Webber of New Philadelphia; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

            Services: At the convenience of the family. No calling hours. Arrangements, Ludwick Funeral Home, Kutztown.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Anna Allvord (SS# issued in PA) was born 3 July 1925 and died _____ September 1994, last residence Kutztown, Berks Co., PA.

            From SSACI: In 1962 she is listed as Anna Cescon Allvord, and in 1976 as Anna Allvord.

            She is listed as Anna M. Allvord in U.S. Public Records Index, 1988 Kurtztown, PA (Ancestry).

 

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ANNA POINTON ALLFORD

 

PITTSTON GAZETTE

Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA—Friday, 15 June 1900

 

            Mrs. Anna Alford, wife of Samuel Alford, passed away Sunday morning between the hours of ten and eleven, at the family home on Centre street, Hamtown. The briefness of her illness and the sudden death makes the occasion one of much sadness for the relatives.

            Mrs. Alford had been ill less than four days, having been seized with a severe bowel trouble last Wednesday night.

            Deceased was thirty-two years of age and was a daughter of John Pointon, of Smithville.

            Her husband and three children survive.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Samuel Allford Sr.; and sons George Allford, J.C. Allford, Samuel Allford Jr., and William H. Allford in this compilation.

            Anna was the daughter of John Pointon and Mercy Knight.

            She is age 13 on the 1880 census in Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA, living with her parents and siblings.

 

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ANNABELLA H. “BELLA” HALFORD

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE—Monday, 8 January 2001

 

            Annabella H. “Bella” Halford of Glen Mills [Delaware Co.], PA, age 69, died Friday, January 5, 2001 at home. Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10 am Tuesday, January 9 at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 430 Valleybrook Rd., Chester Heights, PA. Interment at Edgewood Memorial Park.

            Services by Krienen-Griffith F.H.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Annabella H. Halford (SS# issued in PA) was born 6 Dec 1931, last residence Glen Mills, Delaware Co., PA.

 

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ARCHIBALD H. ALLVORD

 

Photo from 50th Wedding Anniversary newspaper article (below)

 

SHAMOKIN NEWS-DISPATCH

Shamokin, Northumberland Co., PA—Monday, 28 January 1957

 

ELDERLY SHAMOKIN RESIDENT EXPIRES

 

            Archibald H. Allvord, 85, of 124 West Mulberry Street, widely known rug weaver, died Saturday evening [January 26] in Northumberland County Institutional District Hospital, Trevorton Road, following a brief illness. Mr. Allvord was transferred to the county hospital following a 10-day stay it Shamokin. Hospital.

            Born in Burnside November 1, 1861 [sic: 1871], Mr. Allvord was a son of the late Jacob and Rebecca Allvord. He attended school in Burnside several years before going to work as a breaker boy in a Shamokin area colliery. He resided in Burnside approximately 20 years.

            Mr. Allvord last worked at the former Henry Clay Colliery as a fireman, a position he held 20 years before the mining operation was closed.

            A carpet weaver, Mr. Allvord practiced the trade approximately 65 years. He manufactured rugs in his home until one year ago, carrying on a business begun in the Shamokin area more than a century ago by Mr. and Mrs. John S. Schwartz, deceased. The business is being continued now by a son-in-law, Herbert Albright, Shamokin.

            The late local resident was a charter member of Trinity Evangelical Church and the Brotherhood of Andrew and Phillip of that church. Mr. Allvord was a member of the Modern Woodmen of the World, also.

            He was married in Shamokin December 19, 1893, to the former Miss Ellen Schwartz. Mrs. Allvord died five years ago.

            Survivors include a son, Walter, Cleveland, Ohio; four daughters, Mrs. Clarence Pike, Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Kimber Erdman, Port Orange. Fla.; Mrs. Willis McCoy, Shamokin, and Mrs. Herbert Albright, Shamokin; 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

            During the past 17 years, Mr. Allvord resided with a son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Albright, 124 West Mulberry Street.

            Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:00 in Farrow Funeral Home, Sixth and Chestnut Streets. Rev. Earl D. Ehrig, pastor of Trinity Evangelical Church, will officiate. He will be assisted by Rev. James Reed, pastor of the Reformed Church, Harrisburg, and Rev. Russell Fry, pastor of Trevorton Baptist Church, grandsons of the deceased.

            Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery….

 

Photo from Odd Fellows / IOOF Cemetery, Shamokin, Northumberland Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

From Northumberland County Headstone Pictures

Photographed by Bruce Brabitz in 2008, courtesy of Louise Latsha – used with permission

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Ellen Lavina Schwartz Allvord, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his daughter Beulah May Allvord Pike in Ohio Obituaries; and his son Walter E.C. Allvord in Florida Obituaries.

            In 1880, Porter, Schuylkill Co., PA, Archibald’s family is listed with the misspelled last name Olver: Jacob Olver, coal miner age 36; his wife Rebecca 34; and children: Archibald H. 8, Oliver 6, and Eva 9/12 born Sept. All and their parents were born in PA.

            50th Wedding Anniversary article:

 

SHAMOKIN NEWS-DISPATCH

Shamokin, Northumberland Co., PA—Saturday, 18 December 1943

 

MR. AND MRS. ARCHIE ALLVORD MARRIED FOR HALF A CENTURY

 

            Mr. and Mrs. Archibald (Archie) Allvord, one of the community’s most widely known couples, will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary tomorrow in their home at 124 West Mulberry Street. The golden wedding celebrants were married a half century ago tomorrow in Shamokin by Rev. A.W. Warfel, then pastor of Trinity United Evangelical Church. Both Mr. and Mrs. Allvord have maintained membership in this church since their marriage.

            Mr. Allvord, son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Allvord, is a native of Burnside. He is widely known as a carpet weaver, having followed that business either part or full time for 45 years.

            Mrs. Allvord before marriage was Miss Ellen Schwartz. She is a native of Pine Grove and a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. John Schwartz.

            The Allvords have five children, Mrs. C.H. Pike, Akron, Ohio; Mrs. Kimber Erdman and Mrs. Willis McCoy, Jr., Shamokin; Walter, Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Herbert Albright, Shamokin. There are 12 grandchildren.

            Throughout tomorrow afternoon the celebrants will hold “open house” for relatives and friends. A family anniversary dinner will climax the celebration.

 

            His ALLVORD lineage: Archibald H. 1871 PA1, Jacob 1842 PA2.

 

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ARTHUR CECIL ALFORD

 

THE RECORD-ARGUS

Greenville, Mercer Co., PA—Saturday, 25 July 1953

 

A. CECIL ALFORD, 42, DIES AT AUTO WHEEL

 

            A 42-year-old former Greenville resident en route here for a visit with relatives and friends succumbed to a heart attack at 1:45 p.m. yesterday [July 24] while driving on Route 18, three miles south of Conneautville.

            Stricken was Arthur Cecil Alford, son of Mr. and Mrs. George W. Alford, 14 Sherrard Avenue, and a veteran of World War II….

            The Alfords were traveling to Greenville from their home at 8 South Park, Girard, Pa., when Mr. Alford was taken suddenly ill. Mrs. Alford, the former Viola Elizabeth Seiple, maneuvered the moving car off the highway and brought it safely to a halt.

 

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Photo from Hartstown Cemetery, Hartstown, Crawford Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Denzinger

 

AAFA NOTES: From SSACI: Arthur Cecil Alford was born 28 Aug 1910 in Greenville, Mercer Co., PA, son of George W. Alford and Clare M. Olinger. He died _____ July 1953.

            We included the obituary of his sister Mary Edna Alford Lean in New York Obituaries.

            From PA Deaths: Arthur Cecil Alford, born 28 Aug 1910 in Greenville, PA, son of George Warren Alford and Clara Olinger, died 24 July 1953 in Conneautville, Crawford Co., PA.

            His lineage: Arthur Cecil 1910 PA1, George Warren 1877 PA2, George Conover 1840 PA3.

 

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ARTHUR MELVIN ALVORD, JR.

 

 

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Photos from Beck Givnish Funeral Home

 

BUCKS COUNTY COURIER TIMES

Levittown, Bucks Co., PA—Thursday, 14 December 2017

 

            Arthur M. Alvord Jr. passed away Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. He was 79.

            Born in Philadelphia, Arthur graduated from Mastbaum High School and immediately entered into the U.S. Navy, where he proudly served for four years. He then worked for H.B. Instrument Company and later for Tastykake, from which he retired after 20 years of service. Arthur was an active member of the Oxford Valley Senior Center, where he enjoyed going each week for his cup of coffee and cream donut. He also enjoyed traveling through the country and visiting all the different states, and especially loved taking his granddaughters traveling with him.

            Arthur will be sadly missed by his beloved wife of 54 years, Helen (Bressler) Alvord; his adoring daughter, Janice Erwin and her husband, Peter; and his cherished granddaughters, Kelley and her wife, Denisha, and Kimberley.

            Family and friends are invited to Arthur’s Life Celebration from 9:30 a.m. until his memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Beck Givnish Life Celebration Home, 7400 New Falls Rd., Levittown, PA 19055.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Emmaus Road Lutheran Church, 2185 Bristol Oxford Valley Rd., Levittown, PA 19057….

 

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

            See the obituaries of his son, Scott Arthur Alvord; and mother, Martha E. Alvord, in this compilation.

            His ALVORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Arthur Melvin 1938 PA1, Arthur Melvin 1910 PA2, John Henry 1871 PA3, Samuel W. 1850 PA4, David 1828 PA5, George ALLVORD [on his gravestone] 1795 PA6.

 

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BEATRICE JORDAN QUEEN ALFORD

 

PITTSBURGH PRESS

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—Wednesday, 26 July 1961

 

            Alford, Beatrice Queen, on July 25, 1961, wife of Edward Alford, 53 Schwab Ave., Munhall; mother of Wilfred M. Queen, Mrs. Mildred Lampe; also four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren, one stepson and three stepdaughters one brother and two sisters.

            Friends received at the R.V. Anderson Funeral Home, 806 West St , Homestead. 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p. m. Services Friday at 2 p. m.

 

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Photo from Homestead Cemetery, Munhall, Allegheny Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, LAB

 

AAFA NOTES: From PA Deaths: Beatrice Jordan Alford was born 9 March 1888 in England, daughter of William Jordan and Clara Marsden. She died 25 July 1961 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA. Her husband is Edward Alford. The informant is Russell J. Potts.

 

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BENNIE ALFORD

 

MORNING CALL

Allentown, Lehigh Co., PA—Saturday, 4 June 1988

 

            Bennie Alford, 70, of 15 N. Union St., Easton, died Thursday [June 2] in his home.

            He was a farmer for most of his life before retiring. Born in Randolf, Ga., he was a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Kay Alford.

            Survivors: Sisters, Eulabelle Gilbert, with whom he resided, and Fannie Mae Statum of Hartford, Conn.

            Services: 11 a.m. Monday, Strunk Funeral Home, Berwick and Reynolds streets, Easton….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bennie Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 2 June 1917, last residence Easton, Northampton Co., PA.

            From SSACI: Bennie Alford was born 10 June 1917 [different than SSDI] in Cuthbert, Randolph Co., GA, son of K.C. Alford and Mary J. White.

            In 1920, Bennie Alford, black, age 3, is living in Randolph Co., GA, with his parents, Cade Alford, 52, and Mary J. Alford, 39, and 3 siblings, including Eula B. Alford, 13. All were born in GA.

 

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BESS B. ALFORD STEVENS

 

POCONO RECORD

Stroudsburg, Monroe Co., PA—Wednesday, 4 September 1968

 

BLOSSBURG—Mrs. Bess Alfred [sic] Stevens, 86, of Blossburg [Tioga Co.], died Friday in Blossburg. Services were held in the Episcopal Church, Blossburg.

            Mrs. Stevens had been a summer visitor in the area at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John E. Eckert, 1714 Wallace St., Stroudsburg.

            In addition to her daughter, she is survived by her husband, .John S. Stevens, at home, and one granddaughter.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Horatio S. Alford and Mary E. Doan Alford, in this compilation.

            Her lineage: Bess B. 1882 PA, 1 Horatio S. 1853 PA2, Stephen C. 1817 NY3.

 

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BESSIE KATHERINE MARTIN ALVORD

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—Monday, 5 December 1983

 

            Alvord—On Dec 3, 1983, Bessie Katherine (nee Martin), of Rox. [Roxborough], wife of the late John H. Alvord, survived by a sister, Helen Riggs and 2 brothers, Edward Martin and Frank Martin.

            Relatives and friends invited to funeral service Wed., 11 a.m., at Funeral Home of Warren F. Miller, 7220 Ridge Ave., Rox…. Int. Whitemarsh Memorial Park.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Bessie Alvord (SS# issued in PA) was born 20 June 1898 and died _____ Dec 1983, last residence Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her stepson Russell Larue Alvord in this compilation.

            Bessie was the second wife of John Henry Alvord. His first wife was Ann Zimmerman.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: John Henry 1898 PA1, John Henry 1871 PA2, Samuel W. 1850 PA3, David 1828 PA4, George ALLVORD [on his gravestone] 1795 PA5.

 

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BRAD ALAN ALFORD

AAFA #0678

 

Teeters Funeral Chapel

Hawley, Wayne Co., PA—_____ June 2013

 

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            Brad A. Alford, PhD, age 60, of Tanglwood Lakes, Greentown [Pike Co.], died Friday, June 21, 2013, at Moses Taylor Hospital, Scranton. He is survived by his wife of over 30 years, the former Cheryl Higgs. Dr. Alford was a Professor of Psychology at the University of Scranton.

            Born May 1, 1953, in Progress, MS, he was the son of Marilyn (Jackson) Alford of Progress and the late C.A. Alford, Jr.

            Dr. Alford completed his doctorate in Clinical Psychology for the University of Mississippi and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Center for Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

            Dr. Alford’s previous positions include Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology at the University of Kentucky; consultant to the U.S. Postal Service (as an associate of Jordan and Associates, Toronto); program consultant for the Cognitive Therapy Program of Charter Ridge Psychiatric Hospital in Lexington, KY; Clinical Director of the Northwest Tennessee Mental Health Center, Inc., Martin, TN; and Program Director of the Intensive Rehabilitation Program, Western Mental Health Institute in Tennessee.

            He was a founding fellow of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and a lifetime member of the Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness. He was the author of The Integrative Power of Cognitive Therapy, Scientific Foundations of Cognitive Theory of Depression, and Depression: Causes and Treatment, 2nd Edition.

            In addition to his wife and mother, he is survived by a son: Jason Alford of New York City; a sister: Susan Moore of Mississippi; three brothers: Gary Alford of Colorado, John Alford of Florida and Richard Alford of Mississippi; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

            He was preceded in death by a brother, Ronnie Alford.

            There will be a Memorial Service on Thursday, June 27, at 12:00 noon at Loyola Science Center, PNC Auditorium Room 133, University of Scranton, Scranton. Private cremation was held at Lake Region Crematory, Lake Ariel.

            Memorials may be made to American Cancer Society, Pike Unit, 110 W. Harford St, Milford, PA 18337

 

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SCRANTON TIMES

Scranton, Lackawanna Co., PA—Wednesday, 26 June 2013

 

            Dr. Brad Alford, 60, of Greentown, Pa., formerly of the Progress, Miss., community, died June 21, 2013, in Scranton, Pa., after a lengthy and courageous battle with cancer.

            Dr. Alford was born May 1, 1953, in Tylertown, Miss., the son of the late C.A. Alford Jr., and supportive mother, Marilyn Alford.

            He is survived by his son, Jason, of New York City; and his wife Cheryl, of Greentown, Pa.

            A Professor of Psychology at the University of Scranton for twenty-three years, Dr. Alford contributed empirical, theoretical, and meta-theoretical research on behaviorism and cognitive therapy. He completed his doctorate in clinical psychology from the University of Mississippi, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for Cognitive Therapy, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Alford published several important books and numerous articles in the top psychotherapy journals. He worked closely with Dr. Aaron T. Beck, recognized as the father of cognitive therapy. Dr. Alford’s previous positions include: Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology at the University of Kentucky, Clinical Director, Northwest Tennessee Mental Health Center Inc., Martin, Tennessee, and Program Director, Intensive Rehabilitation Program, Western Mental Health Institute in Tennessee.

            We are defined by the people we love and the things we do. Dr. Alford was a loving father and husband, a beloved professor to his students, and a thoughtful and kind older brother. He was always generous with his time in helping others, respected for his healing work in his profession, and admired for his wisdom. Brad Alford was a strong, smart, happy and good man.

            His dignified and accomplished life, his courage, and his cheerful vitality will be deeply missed.

            Special friends included the late Geary Alford, Gina Alford, Jack Sawyer, Jim Buchanan and the late Buddy Simmons. Immediate relatives include Gary Alford of Silverthorne, Colo.; Richard Alford of Brandon, Miss.; the late Ronnie Alford of McComb, Miss.; Susan Moore of Hattiesburg, Miss.; and John Alford of Sandestin, Fla.

            Gifts in memory of Brad Alford, Ph.D., can be made to “The Dr. Brad Alford Memorial Fund” at the University of Scranton. Memorial gifts can be made online at www.scranton.edu/makeagift by checking “Other” and writing in “Dr. Alford.” Checks can be mailed to the University of Scranton, P.O. Box 1385, Scranton PA, 18501-1385. For additional information, please call (570) 941-7725.

            A memorial service will be held at the Loyola Science Center PNC Auditorium Room 133 at the University of Scranton, Thursday, June 27, 2013, at 12:00 p.m.

            For further information, directions or to leave a Memorial Remembrance (Candle), visit www.TeetersFuneralChapel.com. Arrangements by Teeters’ Funeral Chapel, 505 Church St., Hawley, PA 18428.

 

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

            We included the obituaries of his father, Claude Allen Alford; brother Ronnie Scott Alford; and grandfather Claude Anding Alford in Mississippi Obituaries.

            From Tennessee, State Marriages, 1780-2002 (Ancestry): Brad Alan Alford, age 29, married Emily Cheryl Higgs in Hardeman Co., TN, on 5 June 1982.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Brad Alan 1953 MS1, Claude Allen 1925 MS2, Claude Anding 1898 MS3, Jeptha Josephus 1854 MS4, Ira Payne 1822 MS5, Edwin Barksdale 1792 NC6, Jacob 1761 NC7, Julius 1717 VA8, James 1687 VA9, John 1645 VA10.

 

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BRICE D. ALVORD

 

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Birth date: December 11, 1946

Death date: October 14, 2013

Photo and dates from Bean Funeral Homes

 

READING EAGLE

Reading, Berks Co., PA—Sunday, 20 October 2013

 

            Brice D. Alvord, 66, of Spring Twp. passed away surrounded by his loving family October 14, 2013 in the Reading Hospital.

            He was the husband of Cathy A. (Bennington) Alvord for 42 years. Born in Portland, ME, he was the son of the late Ernie and Jeanne (Rundle) Alvord.

            Mr. Alvord was honorably discharged from the United States Navy with a distinguished career serving in Pensacola, FL, as a Commissioned Officer.

            Surviving, in addition to his wife, Cathy, is a daughter, Cali R. (Alvord) Fetherolf, fiancée of Douglas Bendetti, West Lawn, and a son, Ian R. Alvord, husband of Courtney Alvord, Tampa, FL. There are also five amazing grandchildren: Madisyn, Griffin and Emersyn Fetherolf, and Jackson and Hailey Alvord. Other survivors include twin sisters: Joyce Matzen, Tumwater, WA, and Judi Lucas, Oregon.

            Brice had a realistic positive outlook on life’s affairs. He was always willing to listen to others with understanding, love and encouragement. A father figure and true friend. He is missed on Earth and welcomed into Heaven….

            Memorial service will be held Friday, October 25th, 2013 at 4:00 in Glad Tidings Church, 1110 Snyder Road, West Lawn, with military honors to follow.

            Bean Funeral Homes, Sinking Spring, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.beanfuneralhomes.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Brice D. Alvord (SS# issued in WA) was born 11 Dec 1946, last residence not listed.

 

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BYRON S. ALFORD

 

POTTER ENTERPRISE

Coudersport, Potter Co., PA—Tuesday, 9 January 1899

 

            Bryon Alford died at his home in Eldred December 28th at the age of 57 years. He was one of Eldred’s most active citizens.

 

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BOLIVAR BREEZE

Bolivar, Allegany Co., NY—Thursday, 22 December 1898

 

            Byron Alford of Eldred [McKean Co., PA], well known in Bolivar, is dangerously ill with cancer of the stomach.

 

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Photo from West Genesee Cemetery, Obi, Allegany Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joel Frampton Gilfert

The vault is locked and the interior is inaccessible.

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of his wife, Mary Elizabeth Irish Norton Alford, in Illinois Obituaries.

            An extensive biography has been added to the Find A Grave memorial of Bryon’s father, Milo C. Alford. Byron was his first surviving child by the first of his six wives.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His lineage: Byron S. 1842 VT1, Milo C. 1817 PA2, Oliver 1795 VT3, Oliver 1767 VT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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BYRON RAY “BARNEY” ALVORD

 

REPUBLICAN HERALD

Pottsville, Schuylkill Co., PA—Friday, 8 August 2014

 

            Byron R. Alvord, Wiconisco [Dauphin Co.], passed away Thursday at home.

            Born April 29, 1934, in Wiconisco, he was a son of the late David F. and Myrtle K. Zerbe Alvord.

            Byron was an Army veteran.

            He enjoyed woodworking and model trains.

            In addition to his parents, Byron was preceded in death by three brothers, Donald, Carl and Harold; and two sisters, Ruby and Violet.

            He is survived by his wife, Shirley A. Peifer Alvord; a daughter, Connie M. Alvord, Reinholds; sisters, Dawn Ferree, Elizabethville, Catherine Lower, Wiconisco, and Dorothy Bopp, Lykens; nieces and nephews; great-nieces and -nephews.

            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday from Calvary United Methodist Church, 519 Pottsville St., Wiconisco, with Pastor Annette Shutt officiating. A viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service. Interment will be in Calvary United Methodist Cemetery, Wiconisco. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvary United Methodist Church. John R. Shultz Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

 

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his father David Franklin Alvord; and siblings Dawn O. Alvord Ferree, Donald Oscar Alvord, Harold C. Alvord, and Violet Edith Alvord Bixler in this compilation.

            His middle name is from his Find A Grave memorial.

            His ALVORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Byron Ray 1934 PA1, David Franklin 1897 PA2, Oscar Ambrose 1875 PA3, Samuel W. 1850 PA4, David 1828 PA5, George ALLVORD [on his gravestone] 1795 PA6.

 

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CARLENA A. ALFORD

 

THE TIMES

Trenton, Mercer Co., NJ—1 October 2008

 

            Alford, Carlena A. off Philadelphia, PA, 44, passed away Saturday [September 27]. Visitation: 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Hughes Funeral Home, 324 Bellevue Ave., Trenton. Further arrangements by Bennie Smith Funeral Home Inc., Pocomoke City, MD.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carlena Alford (SS# issued in NJ) was born 20 Jan 1964, last residence Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.

 

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CARMELA “MILLY” CAMMAROTA ALFORD

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—Monday, 20 April 2009

 

            Alford, Carmela ‘Milly’ (nee Cammarota) April 16, 2009 beloved wife of the late Joseph; daughter of the late Donato and Josephine Cammarota; step-mother of Joan Callan.

            Carmela taught in the Philadelphia School System for 39 years, teaching at South Philadelphia H.S. for 15 years and was President of The Girard Estate Community Club for 5 years.

            Relatives and friends are invited to her Viewing Tuesday 8:30 A.M. until 9:30 A.M. at The Monti-Rago Funeral Home Inc., 2533-35 S. Broad St. Funeral Mass St. Monica Church, 10 A.M.

            Ent. SS. Peter and Paul Cem.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carmela C. Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 10 Feb 1917, last residence Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.

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

 

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CAROL JUANITA ALLFORD DUCKETT

 

Wood Funeral Home, Inc.

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—_____ August 2015

 

Carol Allford Duckett

 

Sunrise: April 23, 1943 – Sunset: August 24, 2015

 

            On April 23, 1943, James and Emma Allford and their family of 4 children welcomed Carol Juanita into their home in Philadelphia, PA.

            Carol’s vivacity and gift of gab were apparent from the start and her academic abilities were recognized at an early age. Her public school education culminated in her graduation from The Philadelphia High School for Girls where she was known for her sparkling personality and her fluency in languages. Carol continued her education at Penn State University graduating in 1964 with a Bachelor’s degree in Education and, then to Arcadia University for her Master’s degree.

            While at Penn State, Carol joined Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Epsilon Gamma Chapter; she continued to be active in the Philadelphia Alumnae chapter, participating in the award of scholarships to deserving students. She also was an active member in the national teachers’ sorority, Phi Delta Kappa.

            Carol’s desire to have a positive influence upon young people directed her into a teaching career spanning 30 years in a variety of teaching positions in the School District of Philadelphia. As she progressed from teaching in the classroom to becoming an administrator, she served as a House Director at Ada Lewis Middle School. She was promoted to the principalship at Guion S. Bluford Elementary School where she did a remarkable job of motivating not just students and teachers, but also parents and the surrounding community.

            In 1988, Carol married the love of her life, Joseph Duckett. Their lives were filled with travel and family. They loved trips to Aruba and Las Vegas and celebrated Carol’s retirement with a trip around the world. Joseph brought to the marriage a wonderful extended family as well as 2 daughters and a granddaughter whom Carol loved as her own. During their marriage, Carol, the ever faithful daughter, brought her parents to live with her. She and Joseph cared for them lovingly until Joe’s death in 1998. Carol continued to nurture and care for them until their deaths.

            Carol attended Mt. Carmel Baptist Church for most of her life until the trip to West Philadelphia proved too taxing for her and she transferred membership to Bethel Deliverance International Church in Mt. Airy where she participated in the Community Outreach Ministry.

            After love of God, family, and travel, came Carol’s love of bowling. She was so proud of the many bowling trophies she won and so close to the many friends she developed through the years in the School Employee league at the Adams Lanes.

            She loved a wide range of music with favorites ranging from Andrea Bocelli to Nancy Wilson to Kirk Franklin. And, boy, did she love those Eagles!

            Carol began wintering in Brooksville, FL with her niece Nettie and Nettie’s husband Louis Newby until this year when Carol finally said farewell to cold and snow and became a full-time Floridian.

            After a brief hospitalization, Carol passed peacefully into the arms of our Lord on August 24, 2015. She leaves behind memories of a beautiful life and a legacy of unconditional love.

            Carol is predeceased by her husband, Joseph; her parents James and Emma; her sister Gwendolyn A. Bryant; her brothers Layton and James Jr.; and her foster sister Aliyya Emeruwa.

            She leaves to mourn a foster brother Theodore Allford, stepdaughters Cathy Cole (Lee), Josey Duckett Boyd (Brandon), granddaughter Lauren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

 

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

 

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CAROLINE E. GLASSER ALFORD

 

NEW CASTLE NEWS

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—Friday, 28 September 1973

 

 

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            See the obituary of her son Harry Laird Alford in this compilation.

            Wedding announcement:

 

NEW CASTLE NEWS

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—Friday, 29 November 1907

 

 

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CARRIE L. ALLVORD KLINGER

 

ASHLAND DAILY NEWS

Ashland, Schuylkill Co., PA—Friday, 22 October 1948

 

MOTHER OF TOWN PEOPLE DIES AT GAP

 

            Mrs. Carrie Klinger, 69, prominent resident of Locust Gap, died at her home there this morning [October 22] at 6:30 o’clock. Her death followed a lingering illness.

            Born in Mowry, she was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Allvord. She had resided in Locust Gap for the past 55 years and was a member of the Union Church, there. She was also a member of the Rebekah Lodge of Ashland.

            Her husband, Thomas, preceded her in death in 1944 [sic: 1942] and to survive she leaves eight children: Mrs. Violet Wood and Mrs. Edith Paul, both of Ashland; Mrs. Dorothy Tharp, of Philadelphia; Mrs. Ralph Wood, Anna Klinger, Earl Klinger, and William Klinger, all of Locust Gap, and Arthur Klinger, of Mt Carmel. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren and the following brothers and sisters: William Allvord, of Shamokin; Ward and Daniel Allvord, of Gordon; Mrs. Mae Tesno, of Harrisburg, and Mrs. Mary Snyder, of Adams, New York.

            The funeral will be held from her late home on Monday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock. Rev. H.I. Carmichael will be in charge of services and interment will be in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery.

 

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AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her father, George W. Allvord; and siblings Cora Ellen Allvord Sausser, Daniel Frederick Allvord, David Ward Allvord, and William Ray Alvord Sr. in this compilation.

            From PA Deaths: Carrie Klinger was born 28 Sept 1879 in Doutyville [?], PA, daughter of George Alvord and Louise Kerstetter. She died 22 Oct 1948 in Mount Carmel.

            In 1910 Carrie’s brother William Allvord, age 20, and her father George Allvord, 58, are living with Carrie Klinger 31, her husband Thomas Klinger 30, and 4 children in Mount Carmel, Northumberland Co., PA.

            Her ALLVORD lineage: Carrie L. 1879 PA1, George W. 1851 PA2.

 

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CHARLES HENRY HALFORD

 

ALTOONA TRIBUNE

Altoona, Blair Co., PA—Wednesday, 6 May 1925

 

AGED BLACKSMITH ENDS LIFE IN SHOP

 

CLEARFIELD, Pa., May 5—Charles H. Halford, aged 75 years, hanged himself in his blacksmith shop here Sunday [May 3]. Mr. Halford had been despondent ever since the death of his wife a few months ago and it is thought his melancholia, by reason of a recent Illness, had developed into a mental aberration, causing him to take his life.

            Mr. Halford came to this country from England about 50 years ago, locating in Clearfield where he has been engaged as a blacksmith since that time.

            He was twice married and is survived by the following children: Mrs. William N. Tompkins and Mrs. Lillian Taylor, of Ridgway, Pa.; Mrs. Thomas Whatmough, of Akron, Ohio; Leslie Halford, of Salamanca, N.Y., and Raymond, at home.

 

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CLEARFIELD PROGRESS

Clearfield, Clearfield Co., PA—Monday, 4 May 1925

 

CHAS H. HALFORD, ESTEEMED CITIZEN, HAS TRAGIC DEATH

 

            Despondent since the death of his wife, a few months ago, and weakened by a recent severe attack of the flu, Charles H. Halford, a respected citizen of Clearfield, for almost half a century, took his own life during a fit of mental aberration Sunday morning shortly after 8 o’clock.

            Mr. Halford got up as usual Sunday morning at his home on Fourth St., near Market. After starting a fire in the kitchen range, he went to the cellar and fixed the furnace fire. His daughter, Mrs. William Tompkins, of Ridgeway, who was visiting her father, got breakfast ready and when Mr. Halford did not respond to the call for breakfast, his son Raymond made a search about the house for him and not finding him there, decided he had gone over to the blacksmith shop of Soderlund & Halford, midway between Market and Locust Streets. He went to the shop and on opening the door, which was unlocked, was horrified to see the body of his father hanging from a rope attached to the ceiling. The body was quickly cut down and a physician was summoned, but he found death had ensued and nothing could be done.

            Charles H. Halford was a member of the firm Soderlund & Halford. He was an expert blacksmith, having followed that profession in Clearfield continuously since coming to this country from England fifty or more years ago. An industrious man, an upright, good citizen, he enjoyed the unbounded respect and esteem of all who knew him and his untimely and regrettable end is sincerely mourned.

            He was twice married, his second wife passing away but a few months ago. He was 75 years of age and is survived by the following children: Mrs. William N. Tompkins and Mrs. Lillian Taylor of Ridgeway, Pa., Mrs. Thomas Whatnough of Akron Ohio, Leslie Halford of Salamanca, N.Y. and Raymond at home.

            Interment at Hillcrest Cemetery.

 

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AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his second wife, Ella Maude Brown Lanich Halford; and son Fred Garfield Halford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Charles Leslie Halford in New York Obituaries.

            The birth year on Charles Halford’s gravestone is probably incorrect.

            From PA Deaths: Charles H. Halford’s death certificate says he was born 10 Sept 1850 in Herefordshire, England, parents unknown. The informant was Fred Halford, a son who is not named in the obituary.

            Charles H. Halford, age 11, is listed on the 1861 census in Herefordshire. He is living with his parents, William and Anne Halford, and 2 siblings. He was born in Woolhope, Herefordshire, and is an apprentice to a wheelright.

            From PA Marriages: Charles H. Halford, blacksmith age 40, son of William and Ann Halford, married Ella M. Lanich, age 31, on 16 Sept 1890 in Clearfield Co., PA. Both of their previous spouses died in 1888.

            His HALFORD lineage: Charles Henry 1850 England1. William 1816 England2.

 

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CHARLES HENRY HALFORD

 

Charles Halford

Photo from C. Hershey’s Guckert Family Tree (Ancestry) - used with permission

 

1954

Photo from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Immigration Cards, 1900–1965 (Ancestry)

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—Saturday, 14 November 1970

 

            Of Union Hill rd., Malvern [Chester Co.], Pa., on Friday, Nov. 13, 1970, Charles H. Halford, age 64 years, retired export manager for Harbison-Walker Refractories, Pittsburgh, Pa.; survived by his wife Polly H. Halford, 1 son William M. Halford, Valley Forge, Pa., 1 daughter Cynthia McLaughlin, Mountainside, N.J., and 5 grandchildren.

            Services and interment private…. Arrangements by Mauger’s Funeral Service.

 

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THE PROGRESS

Clearfield, Clearfield Co., PA—Wednesday, 25 November 1970

 

            Private services were held Nov. 14 at Malvern for Charles H. Halford, 64, a native of Clearfield who died in a hospital at Malvern Nov. 13.

            Born at Clearfield, Mr. Halford was with Harbison-Walker Co., Pittsburgh, for many years, serving as export manager. He resided at Cranford, N.J., from 1948 to 1957 when he moved to Pittsburgh. He took up residence at Malvern following his retirement in 1965.

            Survivors include his wife. Mrs. Pauline Halford; a daughter, Mrs. Cynthia McLaughlin of Mountainside, N.J.; a son, William M. Halford of Valley Forge; five grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Genevieve Mallon or Ingomar.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that C. Halford (SS# issued in OH) was born 4 June 1906 and died _____ Nov 1970, last residence Malvern, Chester Co., PA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Pauline Jeannette Hoobler Halford; father, Fred Garfield Halford; and brother Frederick Kenneth Halford in this compilation.

            His HALFORD lineage: Charles Henry 1906 PA1, Fred Garfield 1880 PA2, Charles Henry 1850 England3, William 1816 England4.

 

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CHARLES W. HALFORD

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—Monday, 31 May 1926

 

            Halford—May 30, Charles W., husband of Mary A. Caveney Halford, aged 61.

            Relatives and friends are invited to funeral services, Wed., 12 M., at his late residence, 254 E. Walnut lane, Germantown. Int. private….

 

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AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Mary R. Caveny Halford; and brother John Joseph Halford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son James C. Halford in Delaware Obituaries.

            From PA Deaths: Charles W. Halford, age 61 born 9 July 1865 in Germantown, PA, died 30 May 1926 in Philadelphia, PA. He was the son of Joseph Halford and Jean Graham.

            From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Marriage Index, 1885-1951 (Ancestry): Mary R. Caveny married Charles W. Halford in Philadelphia, PA, in 1889.

            His HALFORD lineage: Charles W. 1864 PA1, Joseph 1830 England2.

 

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CHARLES WILLIAM “BILL” HALLFORD

 

CARROLL COUNTY TIMES

Westminster, Carroll Co., MD—Tuesday, 7 April 2009

 

            Charles William “Bill” Hallford, 66, of Hanover, Pa., died Sunday, April 5, 2009, at the University Specialty Hospital in Baltimore.

            Born April 16, 1942, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Grady and Julia Dixon Hallford. He was the husband of Doris Buffington Hallford, his wife of 25 years.

            He served in the Navy from 1960 to 1963 on the USS Edson. He was formerly employed with the state of Maryland, then on the project of the Savannah River Bridge and was later a car salesman with Champion Chevrolet of Hanover.

            He was a member of the Union Bridge Church of the Brethren. He was a fan of NASCAR racing and enjoyed vintage automobiles, camping and building street rods.

            Surviving, in addition to his wife, are daughters and sons-in-law Jessica and Wesley Wisner, of Olney, and Christine and Joel Owen, of Ijamsville; a stepdaughter, Bonnie Kauffman, of Westminster; stepson John Kauffman and wife Deb, of Etters, Pa.; grandchildren Ashlea Tievy, Kira and Ian Wisner; step-grandchildren Eric and Craig Kauffman, Allyson Dingle and Kathleen Shatzer; an aunt, Willene Durham, of Crawfordville, Ga.; and an uncle, Addison Hallford, of Crawfordville.

            He was predeceased by brothers, James and Grady Hallford.

            The family will receive friends at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Union Bridge Church of the Brethren, 124 S. Main St., Union Bridge, with his pastor, the Rev. James Benedict, officiating. Interment will be in Pipe Creek Cemetery, near Linwood.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the Union Bridge Church of the Brethren, P.O. Box 518, Union Bridge, MD 21791.

            Arrangements are by Hartzler Funeral Home, Union Bridge. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hartzlerfuneralhome.com.

 

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Charles W. Hallford (SS# issued in MD), last residence Hanover, York Co., PA.

            We included the obituaries of his mother, Julia Elizabeth Dixon Hallford; and brothers Henry Grady Hallford Jr. and James W. Hallford in Georgia Obituaries.

 

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CHARLOTTE G. ALLEMAN ALVORD

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—22 August 1995

 

DALMATIA [Northumberland Co.]—Charlotte G. Alvord, 50, of Dalmatia died Sunday in Holy Spirit Hospital, East Pennsboro Twp.

            She was a receptionist for S.E. Technologies and a member of Trinity United Church of Christ.

            Surviving are a companion, Robert Criley of Dalmatia; a daughter, Inez M. Deppen of Dalmatia; her parents, Charles and Gladys Alleman III of Dalmatia; a brother, Terry L. Alleman of Lykens; a sister, Sue Ann Masser of Dalmatia; and her maternal grandmother, Daisey Bordner of Dalmatia.

            Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Hoover Funeral Home, Millersburg. Burial will be in St. Luke’s Cemetery, Malta.

            Viewing will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Thursday in the funeral home.

            Memorial contributions may be made to her church’s Memorial Fund, Route 147, Dalmatia 17017.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Charlotte G. Alvord (SS# issued in PA) was born 28 Sept 1944, last residence not listed.

 

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CLARENCE ALFORD, SR.

 

EXPRESS TIMES

Easton, Northampton Co., PA—Wednesday, 23 December 2009

 

            Clarence Alford, Sr., 74, of Easton, passed away Monday, December 21, 2009 in Easton Hospital.

            Born: August 13, 1935, in Cuthbert, GA, he was a son of the late Emmett Sr. and Willie C. Alford. Personal: Family and friends knew him as “Stringer”. He retired from Ingersoll Rand Company where he worked for over 40 years. He enjoyed fishing, fixing cars, riding bicycles and taking long walks.

            Survivors: Survivors include his loving companion Evelyn B. Jones, of Easton; sons, Robert Alford, and his wife Paulette, Clarence Alford, Jr., and his wife Patricia both of Easton; daughters, Maxine and Roseann Alford, both of Atlanta, Ga. and Denise Jones, of Easton; 11 grandchildren; and 8 great grandchildren; brothers, James (Lank) Alford and Ovie Lee Graddy Jr.

            Preceding him in death is a son, Charles Alford who was a younger twin to Clarence Jr. Brothers, John Henry Holmes Sr., J.C. Alford, Emmett Alford Jr. and Willie C. Alford; sisters, Kattie Mae Gainer and Nellie Mae Alford.

            Services: Services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, December 23, 2009 in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 602 W. Berwick St. Easton, Pa. Call Wednesday 10 to 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Burial will be in Hay’s Cemetery. Repast will be held at the Paradise Club, Inc. 508 Canal St. Easton, Pa. 18042. Phone: 610-252-9439.

 

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Clarence Alford (SS# issued in GA), last residence Easton, Northampton Co., PA.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Willie Alford; and brothers Emmett Alford Jr., James C. Alford, James “Lank” Alford and Willie C. Alford in this compilation.

            His lineage: Clarence 1935 GA1, Emmett 1893/1898 GA2, Cade 1870 GA3, Richard 1839 GA4.

 

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CLAUDE JOHN ALLVORD

 

EVENING HERALD

Shenandoah, Schuylkill Co., PA—Monday, 30 September 1968

 

            Claude J Allvord, 236 Biddle Street, Gordon, died suddenly Sunday morning [September 29] at the Ashland State General Hospital after having been admitted Saturday night.

            He was born June 24, 1910 in Barry Township, a son of the late David W. and Alice S. (Rice) Allvord. He had been a resident of Gordon for a number of years. He was a sheet metal worker and was employed by R.J. Bazley Inc. He had attended Williamson Trade School, Williamsport.

            He was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Gordon; Oriental Lodge No. 385 F and AM, Philadelphia, and the American Fire Company No. 1 of Fountain Springs.

            Mr. Allvord is survived by his wife, the former Fay Seitzinger; two sons, Claude Ward Allvord and Gene Harold Allvord, both of Gordon; three grandchildren, Steven, Sherry and Michael Allvord, all of Gordon. One brother, Paul Allvord of Hegins, and several nephews also survive.

            The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 from the Norman H Evans Funeral Home, Fountain Springs.

            Interment will be in Christ Church Cemetery, Fountain Springs.

            The Rev. Edward Davis, pastor of Simpson Methodist Church, Gordon, will officiate at the services…. Norman H Evans, funeral director, has charge.

 

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Sept 1968) dates of Claude Allvord (SS# issued in PA), last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his son Claude Ward Allvord; father David Ward Allvord; and brother Paul Arthur Allvord in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Grace Catherine Allvord Dooling in Delaware Obituaries.

            From Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-1999 (Ancestry): Claude John Allvord was born 24 June 1910, son of David Allvord and Sarah A. Rice. He was baptized ast St. John’s (Kimmel’s) Lutheran Church on 7 Aug 1910 in Deep Creek Valley, Schuylkill Co., PA.

            His ALLVORD lineage: Claude John 1910 PA1, David Ward 1886 PA2, George W. 1851 PA3.

 

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CLAUDE WARD ALLVORD

 

REPUBLICAN HERALD

Pottsville, Schuylkill Co., PA—Friday, 29 January 2010

 

            Claude W. Allvord, 74, a guest at Broad Mountain Manor Nursing Center, passed away Thursday [January 28] at Schuylkill Medical Center-South Jackson Street, Pottsville.

            Born in Gordon on Aug. 17, 1935, he was the son of the late Claude and Fay (Seitzinger) Allvord. He was a veteran of the Air Force, member of the American Legion and worked for the Liquor Control Board as a carpenter for more than 20 years until his retirement.

            He was preceded in death by a brother, Gene Allvord, in 2009.

            Surviving are a sister-in-law, Jeanette Allvord, Gordon; two nephews and one neice, Gene Stephen Allvord, Girardville, Michael, husband of Tammy Allvord, Beurys Grove, Ashland, Sherry, wife of Gerald Ney, Gordon; and great-nieces and great-nephews, Chelsi, Michael, Amy and Matthew.

            Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in Christ Church Cemetery, Fountain Springs. Kull-Heizenroth Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge of arrangements. Visit the funeral home Web site at www.kullfuneral.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Claude W. Allvord (SS# issued in PA), last residence Gilberton, Schuylkill Co., PA.

            See the obituary of his father, Claude J. Allvord, in this compilation.

            His ALLVORD lineage: Claude Ward 1935 PA1, Claude John 1910 PA2, David Ward 1886 PA3, George W. 1851 PA4.

 

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CLYDE WALTER ALFORD, SR.

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/DAILY NEWS

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—Thursday, 2 December 2004

 

            Clyde Walter Alford Sr. Early Friday morning Nov. 26, 2004, our beloved Clyde closed his eyes on this world with hopes of living forever on a Paradise Earth. Born Sept. 11, 1942 to Gilbert and Eliza Alford in Rocky Mount N.C., Clyde was raised in a loving family home. In the Fall of 1977, Clyde married Shirley Grant. As the two became one, they served Jehovah God together.

            Clyde is survived by his wife, 7 children, 6 grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends. Memorial Services to be held Sat. Dec 4, 2004 at 11 A.M. in The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses, 2801-65 N. 19th St., Phila. PA 19132.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Clyde W. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.

 

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CORA ELLEN ALLVORD SAUSSER

 

Harry Delouse Sausser and Cora Ellen Alvord Sausser

1926, celebrating their 28th wedding anniversary

Photo from Michelle Miller’s Myron Sausser Family Tree (Ancestry) - used with permission

 

MOUNT CARMEL ITEM

Mount Carmel, Northumberland Co., PA—Saturday, 29 June 1940

 

MRS. SAUSSER DIES AT HOME IN ASHLAND

 

            Mrs. H.D. Sausser, 60, wife of the Ashland monument manufacturer, died at her home, 400 Hoffman Boulevard, at 10:30 o’clock last night [June 28], from the effects of a coronary thrombosis.

            Previously in good health, she was stricken two weeks ago, June 14, and had been bedfast since. In the meantime, a complication had developed to aggravate her condition.

            A private funeral will be held Tuesday morning with Rev. C.E. Rudy conducting a service at the residence at 10:00 o’clock daylight saving time. Burial will be made in the Fountain Springs cemetery….

            Mrs. Sausser was born in Shamokin, December 6, 1880, a daughter of the late George and Louisa Allvord. She and H.D. Sausser, of Hegins, were married 41 years ago last December. It was in 1926 that they moved from Hegins to Ashland where Mr. Sausser went into the monument business which he had taken over after the death of his father in 1911.

            Mrs. Sausser, socially prominent in Ashland and throughout this section, was a member of St. James’ Lutheran Church, Lady Didgley Rebekah Lodge and the Elks’ Auxiliary, in Ashland.

            Survivors, beside her husband, are nine children: Mrs. Clayton Holdeman and Mrs. William Herb, both of Hegins; Mrs. Harold Updegrove, Reading; Clark, of Pottsville; Mrs. Anthony Brahler, Mrs. Earl Sturm, Myron, Clinton and Alvord, all of Ashland; three sisters and three brothers, Mrs. Thomas Klinger, of Locust Gap; Mrs. Charles Snyder, of Adams, New York; Mrs. Mae Tesno, of Lavelle; William Alvord, of Shamokin; Daniel and Ward Alvord, both of Gordon; 34 grand children and one great-grandchild.

 

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AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her father, George W. Allvord; and siblings Carrie L. Alvord Klinger, Daniel Frederick Allvord, David Ward Allvord, Mae Rachel Allvord Tesno, and William Ray Alvord Sr. in this compilation.

            Her ALLVORD lineage: Cora Ellen 1880 PA1, George W. 1851 PA2.

 

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DAMON J. ALFORD

 

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—Thursday, 22 January 1998

 

            Alford, Damon J., 22, of Carnegie, Jan. 17. Newman-Winston, McKeesport.

 

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

 

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DANIEL FREDERICK ALLVORD

 

THE REPUBLICAN

Pottsville, Schuylkill Co., PA—Tuesday, 9 March 1965

 

            Daniel F. Allvord, 82, of Prospect Park, formerly of Gordon, died on Monday evening at Fair Acres Farm, at Chester. He had been hospitalized for four weeks.

            A resident of Prospect Park for six years, he was a native of Gowen City, born on August 2, 1882, a son of the late George and Sarah Allvord.

            He had formerly been employed at the Reading Railroad shops at Gordon.

            Surviving are his wife, the former Nellie Patten; seven children: George F., of Chester, Mrs. John Hartung, of St. Charles, Missouri, Ray David, of Grace Park, Pa, Mrs. Charles Reed, of Wernersville, Mrs. Carrie Jack, of Harrington, Del.; Thomas, of Bridgeport, NJ, Ralph M. of Newport News, VA; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a brother, William and a sister Mrs. Mae Tesno, both of Harrisburg.

            Funeral arrangements will be announced on completion by Kull Funeral Home at Ashland.

 

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THE REPUBLICAN

Pottsville, Schuylkill Co., PA—Wednesday, 10 March 1965

 

            The funeral of Daniel F Allvord, former Gordon resident who died March 8 at Chester, will be held Friday afternoon from the Kull Funeral Home, Ashland.

            The Rev. John A Swavely, pastor of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Gordon, will officiate at services. Interment will be in the Sunnyside Cemetery, Lavelle.

 

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Permission granted by the photographer, Joanne Gross Vaughn

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his son George Franklin Allvord; his father, George W Allford; and his siblings Carrie L. Alvord Klinger, Cora Ellen Allvord Sausser, David Ward Allvord, Mae Rachel Allvord Tesno, and William Ray Alvord Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his daughter Helen Elizabeth Allvord Jack in Delaware Obituaries; and his son Thomas Edward Allvord in New Jersey Obituaries.

            From SSACI: Daniel Frederick Allvord was born 2 Aug 1882 in Gowen City, Northumberland Co., PA, son of George W. Allvord and Sara L. Kerstetter.

            His ALLVORD lineage: Daniel Frederick 1882 PA1, George W. 1851 PA2.

 

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DAVID FRANKLIN ALVORD

 

THE REPUBLICAN

Pottsville, Schuylkill Co., PA—Monday, 22 November 1954

 

            David Franklin Alvord, 57, Wiconisco, died at his home Saturday, 5 am [November 20].

            Born in Wiconisco, he was a son of Oscar and the late Hannah (Shiley) Alvord.

            He had been employed by Model Service, Penn Brook.

            Surviving are his wife, the former Myrtle Zerby and the following children, Ruby, wife of Russell Nunemacher, of Tower City; Donald, of Wiconisco; Carl, of Dalmatia; Violet, wife of James Bixler, Harold, and Dawn, at home; Byron, of Germany; Catherine and Dorothy, at home; six grandchildren, his father, and one sister, Minnie, wife of Rev. Joseph Sweigard, of Halifax.

            Funeral services will be held Tuesday from his late home. Rev. L.E. Rau will officiate. Interment will be made in Wiconisco Cemetery. Reiff and Helt are the funeral directors.

 

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AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his children Byron Ray “Barney” Alvord, Dawn O. Alvord Ferree, Donald Oscar Alvord, Harold C. Alvord, and Violet Edith Alvord Bixler; and his parents, Oscar Ambrose Alvord and Hannah Shiley Alvord, in this compilation.

            His ALVORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: David Franklin 1897 PA1, Oscar Ambrose 1875 PA2, Samuel W. 1850 PA3, David 1828 PA4, George ALLVORD [on his gravestone] 1795 PA5.

 

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DAVID WARD ALLVORD

 

THE REPUBLICAN

Pottsville, Schuylkill Co., PA—Monday, 16 January 1956

 

            David W. Allvord, 70, of Gordon, died Sunday at 10:40 pm in Fountain Springs Hospital. He had been a patient there a week.

            Born in Mowry, he was a son of the late George and Louisa (Kersetter) Allvord.

            A former railroader, he was a member of St Paul’s Lutheran Church, Gordon; it’s brotherhood; the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen; and the Citizens Fire Co., Gordon.

            His wife died in September 1954.

            Surviving are: two sons, and a daughter: Claude, of Philadelphia; Grace Dooling, of Bristol; and Paul, of Hegins; these brothers and sisters: Daniel, of Gordon; William, of Harrisburg; Mrs. Mae Tesno, of Hershey; and Mrs. Mamie Snyder, of Adams, NY.

            Funeral arrangements will be announced by the Kull Funeral Home, Ashland.

 

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Photo from Christ Church Cemetery, Fountain Springs, Schuylkill Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joanne Gross Vaughn

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his sons Claude John Allvord and Paul Arthur Allvord; father, George W. Allvord; and siblings Carrie L. Alvord Klinger, Cora Ellen Allvord Sausser, Daniel Frederick Allvord, Mae Rachel Allvord Tesno, and William Ray Alvord Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of his daughter Grace Catherine Allvord Dooling in Delaware Obituaries.

            His ALLVORD lineage: David Ward 1886 PA1, George W. 1851 PA2.

 

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DAWN O. ALVORD FERREE

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—Tuesday, 29 December 2015

 

            Dawn O. Ferree of Elizabethville passed away Sunday December 27, 2015 at The Kepler Center, Elizabethville, Pa.

            She was born July 23, 1931 at Wiconisco, Pa. to the late David and Myrtle Zerby Alvord. She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Wiconisco and enjoyed sewing.

            Dawn is survived by a son Larry Alvord, five grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, sisters Catherine Lower and Dorothy Bopp.

            In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Clarence Ferree and son Dave Ferree.

            Memorial services will be held Wednesday January 6, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. from Calvary United Methodist Church, 519 Pottsville St., Wiconisco, Pa. with Pastor Annette Shutt officiating. Inurnment will be in Calvary United Methodist Cemetery, Wiconisco, Pa. John R. Shultz Funeral Home has charge of the arrangements.

 

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

            See the obituaries of her father David Franklin Alvord; and siblings Byron Ray “Barney” Alvord, Donald Oscar Alvord, Harold C. Alvord, and Violet Edith Alvord Bixler in this compilation.

            Her ALVORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Dawn O. 1931 PA1, David Franklin 1897 PA2, Oscar Ambrose 1875 PA3, Samuel W. 1850 PA4, David 1828 PA5, George ALLVORD [on his gravestone] 1795 PA6.

 

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DELSIE L. JACKSON ALFORD

 

BEAVER COUNTY TIMES

Beaver, Beaver Co., PA—Wednesday, 14 March 2007

 

 

CORAOPOLIS [Allegheny Co.]—Delsie (Page) Alford, age 65, a lifelong resident of Coraopolis, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, March 10, 2007, at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital.

            She was born on August 11, 1941, in Sewickley [Allegheny Co.], Pa., a daughter of the late General Peter and Lillie Grace (Parker) Jackson.

            She was preceded in death by her beloved grandson, Michael Redd.

            Mrs. Alford was a faithful member of St. Paul AME Zion Church and was active as a trustee, usher, treasurer and cook. She was retired from Coraopolis Hardware, where she had been the bookkeeper for 30+ years. She was known and loved by everyone.

            She is survived by her beloved husband of 50 years, Robert Alford; four loving children, Melvin Redd, of Detroit, Mich.; Vera Alford, of Riverdale, Ga.; Robert “Bobby” Alford Jr. and his wife Joanne, of Fayetteville, Ga., and Denise Sellers and her husband Martin, of Riverdale, Ga.; six grandchildren, Monique Redd, Wesley Baldwin, Noah and Aaron Alford, Lanelle Burrows, and Melvin Redd Jr.; her treasured sister, Vera Robinson and her husband Earl, of Coraopolis; her goddaughter, Tammie Alford; her lifelong friend, Shelley Jones, and many devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

            Visitation will be held today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Copeland Coraopolis Funeral Home, 867 Fifth Ave., www.copelandfuneralhomes. com.

            A funeral service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. in St. Paul AME Zion Church.... Burial will take place in Coraopolis Cemetery.....

 

In another article:

 

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—13 March 2007

 

            Alford, Delsie (Page)—Age 65, a life long resident of Coraopolis, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, Mar. 10, 2007.

            Daughter of the late General Peter and Lillie Grace (Parker) Jackson. Beloved wife for 50 yrs to Robert Alford. Loving mother of Melvin Redd, Vera Alford, Robert “Bobby” (Joanne) Alford, Jr. and Denise (Martin) Sellers. Proud grandmother of Monique Redd, Wesley Baldwin, Noah Alford, Aaron Alford, Lanelle Burrows, Melvin Redd, Jr. and the late Michael Redd. Also 5 great grandchildren. Cherished sister of Vera (Earl) Robinson. Godmother of Tammie Alford. Lifelong friend of Shelley Jones. Many devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

            Faithful member of St. Paul AME Zion Church. Retired bookkeeper from Coraopolis Hardware.

            Visitation Wednesday 2-4,7-9 at Copeland’s Coraopolis, 867 Fifth Ave. Funeral service Thursday at 11 AM at St. Paul AME Zion Church. Burial in Coraopolis Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, family suggests memorial donations to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.

            Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb.

 

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

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

            Although her parents are listed with the last name Jackson, her maiden name seems to be indicated as Page (in parentheses) here and in her husband’s obituary Her middle initial is L in SSDI records. Furthermore, she has a son with the last name Redd.

 

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DONALD E. HALFORD

 

TIMES LEADER

Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co., PA—Sunday, 2 May 2004

 

            Donald E. Halford, 71, of Broad Street, Pittston, died Friday [April 30] at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center shortly after being admitted. His wife is the former Joan Hart.

            Born in Pittston, son of the late James and Claire Toole Halford, he was a 1950 graduate of Pittston High School. He was the retired deputy captain sheriff of Luzerne County.

            He was a lifelong member of the National Rifle Association, the Luzerne County Sheriff’s Department, the Fraternal Order of Police and St. John the Evangelist Parish, Pittston.

            Also surviving are two daughters, Mrs. William (Kathryn) Rusk, Stroudsburg; and Claire Halford, Pittston; one grandson.

            He was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Tracy, and a brother, Harry.

            The funeral will be Monday at 9 a.m. from the Paul F. Leonard Funeral Home, 575 N. Main St., Pittston, with Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donald E. Halford (SS# issued in PA) was born 16 Aug 1932, last residence Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Joan F. Hart Halford; and brother Harold J. Halford in this compilation.

 

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DONALD MONROE ALFORD, SR.

 

Photo from Hillside gravestone

 

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—16 April 2008

 

            Donald M. Alford Sr., 70, of West Newton, died Sunday, April 13, 2008, at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital, Greensburg.

            He was born Feb. 28, 1938, in Laurinburg, N.C., the son of the late Joseph Barcey Alford Sr. and Maude Edwards Alford. Prior to his retirement, Don was self-employed. He owned and operated Alford’s Pest Control. He was a veteran of the Navy. He was a member of Northview Pentecostal Holiness Church in Laurinburg.

            He was preceded in death by two brothers, J.B. Alford Jr. and Leon Hubert Alford; and three sisters, Marie Alford Dissie [sic: Disse], Lillian Alford Swanson and Irene Alford Boone.

            Don is survived by his wife of 24 years, Dorothy Sethman Alford; two children, Deborah A. Baker and her husband, Jerry, of Charlotte, N.C., and Donald Alford Jr., at home in West Newton; a brother, James Thomas Alford and his wife, Mary, of Youngwood; his sister, Beatrice Alford Barrett and her husband, Wayne, of Greensboro, N.C.; three grandchildren, James Michael Baker, currently serving in Iraq, Tabatha Nicole Britt and her husband, Tommy, of Myrtle Beach, S.C., and David Jeremy Lee Baker, of Charlotte, N.C.; two stepchildren, Jay Sethman, of Greensburg, and Annette Stahl, of Smithton; stepgrandchildren, Justin Sethman, Miranda Stahl and Mirissa Stahl; and two stepgreat-grandchildren, Dayton Meyers and Cassidy Meyers.

            A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Richard F. Dodson Memorial Home, 213 Main St., West Newton, PA 15089, with Father James Bump presiding.

            Don will be laid to rest with his parents in the Laurinburg Hillside Cemetery.

 

 

Photos from Hillside Cemetery, Laurinburg, Scotland Co., NC—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by photographer, Slappy the Wonder Duck

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Donald Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence West Newton, Westmoreland Co., PA.

            See the obituary of his brother James Thomas Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his sister Bonnie Marie Alford Disse in Virginia Obituaries; his sister Irene Alford Boone in North Carolina Obituaries; and his sister Lillian Lucile Alford Reece Swanson in South Carolina Obituaries.

            On his 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), Donald’s father is listed as Jo Barcie Alford, age 18, a “farm boy” living in Loris, Horry Co., SC. He was born 11 Oct 1899, and his nearest relative is J.T. Alford. He signed his name “Jo Barcy Alford.”

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Joel Alford and Clarky B. Carroll.

            His lineage: Donald Monroe 1938 NC1, Joseph Barcy 1899 SC2, Joseph 1861 SC3, Joseph/Joel 1842 SC4, Joel 1800 SC5.

 

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DONALD OSCAR ALVORD

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—Wednesday, 6 December 2000

 

MILLERSBURG [Dauphin Co.]—Donald O. Alvord, 80, of 1286 Route 209, died Sunday [December 3] at home.

            He retired as a carpenter from the former Navy Ships Parts Control Center, Hampden Twp.; helped build the Appalachian Trail as a member of the Civilian Conservation Corps; was an Army veteran of World War II and recipient of a Bronze Star and Purple Heart; and enjoyed woodworking.

            Surviving are his wife, Ethel A. Osman Alvord; a daughter, Virginia A. Clark of Tacoma, Wash.; three brothers, Carl of Dalmatia and Byron and Harold, both of Wiconisco; and three sisters, Catherine Lower and Dawn Ferree, both of Wiconisco, and Dorothy Bopp of Lykens.

            Services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday in the Hoover Funeral Homes, Millersburg. Burial, with military honors, will be in Calvary United Methodist Cemetery, Wiconisco….

 

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Photo from Calvary United Methodist Cemetery, Wiconisco, Dauphin Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Imhoff

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Donald O. Alvord (SS# issued in PA) was born 16 Jan 1920, last residence Sallisaw, Sequoyah Co., OK [?].

            See the obituaries of his wife, Ethel A. Osman Alvord; father David Franklin Alvord; and siblings Byron Ray “Barney” Alvord, Dawn O. Alvord Ferree, Harold C. Alvord, and Violet Edith Alvord Bixler in this compilation.

            On the previous day, the same newspaper published his obituary listing him incorrectly as Daniel O. Alvord.

            His middle name is from Ancestry family trees.

            His ALVORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Donald Oscar 1920 PA1, David Franklin 1897 PA2, Oscar Ambrose 1875 PA3, Samuel W. 1850 PA4, David 1828 PA5, George ALLVORD [on his gravestone] 1795 PA6.

 

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DOROTHY M. ALVORD MYERS

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—15 April 2005

 

            Dorothy M. (Alvord) Myers, 88, of Enola, died Wednesday, April 13, 2005 at Masonic Village, Elizabethtown, PA.

            She was a member of Summerdale United Methodist Church, Summerdale Fire Company, and the Steadfast Order of Eastern Star 479.

            She is survived by her husband, Roy F. Myers of Enola; one daughter, Donna M. Kreammerer and husband, Ronald of Enola; three grandchildren, Kirby A. and Emily L. Kreammerer, both of Enola, and Jon Obrien of Grantville; and her brother-in-law, Charles Glessner of Mechanicsburg.

            Funeral services will be held on Monday at 11 a.m., in the Sullivan Funeral Home, Enola, PA. Viewing will be held from 10 a.m. until time of services. Burial will be at Stone Church Cemetery.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Summerdale United Methodist Church, 203 2nd Street, Summerdale, PA 17093.

            Arrangements are being handled by the Sullivan Funeral Home, Enola, PA. www.pennlive.com/obits

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Dorothy M. Myers (SS# issued in PA) was born 30 March 1917, last residence Enola, Cumberland Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her niece Jeanne M. Alvord in this compilation.

 

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EARL ALFORD, JR.

 

MORNING CALL

Allentown, Lehigh Co., PA—Thursday, 30 August 2007

 

            Earl Alford Jr., 45, of Allentown, died August 28, 2007, in Sacred Heart Hospital, Allentown.

            Survivors: Sons, Earl III and Eric Alford; parents, Earl Alford Sr. of Allentown, Carmen Rodriguez of Sanford, Fla.

            Services: 2 p.m. Friday, Bachman, Kulik & Reinsmith Funeral Home, 17th and Hamilton streets, Allentown….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Earl Alford (SS# issued in NY) was born 13 Aug 1962, last residence not listed.

 

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EDGAR GEORGE ALVORD

 

Edgar Alvord

Photo from PattyNey75’s MCNALIS/KNORR Family Tree (Ancestry) - used with permission

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—Wednesday, 17 February 1999

 

WICONISCO—Edgar G. Alvord, 88, of 730 Pottsville St. died Tuesday at home.

            He retired as a machinist from the former Olmsted Air Force Base, Lower Swatara Twp., and was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church.

            Surviving are his wife, Irene E. Knorr Alvord; two sons, John T. of Williamstown and Terry A. of Phoenix; a daughter, Margaret I. Calnon of Lykens; five grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

            Services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday in Shultz Funeral Home, Lykens. Burial will be in Calvary United Methodist Cemetery.

            Viewing will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Memorial donations may be made to PinnacleHealth Hospice, 301 One Norwegian Plaza, Pottsville 17901.

 

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Photo from Calvary United Methodist Cemetery, Wiconisco, Dauphin Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Russ Ottens

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edgar G. Alvord (SS# issued in PA) was born 6 Oct 1910, last residence Wiconisco, Dauphin Co., PA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Irene Edith Knorr Alvord, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his son Terry Alan Alvord in Arizona Obituaries.

            Edgar appears in the 1920 census in Schuylkill Co. PA with his parents Charles F. & Minerva B. Alvord. The parents were in Dauphin County in 1910.

            His ALVORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Edgar George 1910 PA1, Charles Franklin 1879 PA2, Samuel W. 1850 PA3, David 1828 PA4, George ALLVORD [on his gravestone] 1795 PA5.

 

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EDNA LOUISE FENERTY ALFORD

 

Edna (Fenerty) and John Simms (Sims) Alford with daughters, Anna and Lula

Edna and John with daughters Anna Mary and Lula Emma

 

Edna, about 1975 in Neshaminy, PA

Photos from Gail Edna Vogel’s Edna Louise Fenerty 1895… family tree (Ancestry—Gail is Edna’s granddaughter) - used with permission

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—Sunday, 28 February 1988

 

            Edna L. Alford, 92, of Blue Ridge Haven West, East Pennsboro Twp., formerly of Camp Hill [Cumberland Co.], died Saturday [February 13] at Blue Ridge.

            She was the widow of John S. Alford.

            Surviving are a son, William G. of New Cumberland; 11 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

            Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday in Grace Lawn Memorial Park Chapel, New Castle, Del.

            Arrangements are being handled by the Neumyer Funeral Home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edna Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 14 March 1895 and died _____ Feb 1988, last residence Camp Hill, Cumberland Co., PA.

            See the obituaries of her husband, John Sims Alford Sr., which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and son William Gould Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her grandson John Sims Alford III in Texas Obituaries.

            In 1910, Edna, age 15 born MD, is living with her mother, Emma, and stepfather, John Bullock, in Chester Co., PA. John Alfred, farm laborer 20 SC, is boarding with them.

            From Delaware Marriage Records, 1806–1933 (Ancestry): Edna L. Fenerty, age 16 born MD, daughter of Edward Fenerty and Emma Brown, married John S. Alford, age 21 born SC, son of Jno. J. and Martha McNeil, on 26 Oct 1910 in New Castle Co., DE. Both were residents of Kemblesville, Chester Co., PA.

 

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EDNA MAE ALFORD HOLCOMB

 

NEW CASTLE NEWS

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—Tuesday, 10 August 1971

 

            Mrs. Edna Holcomb, 87, of 2801 Ellwood Road died at 10:20 a.m. yesterday in Lawrence County Home after she had been in failing health for some time.

            She was born in Princeton Sept. 1, 1883 to the late Frank P. and Mary McCurdy Alford. Mrs. Holcomb was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church. She was married to W.H. Holcomb, who died in 1938.

            She is survived by two brothers, J.D. Alford and F.F. Alford of New Castle, and a number of nieces and nephews.

            She was also preceded in death by a brother, Herman C. Alford.

            Friends will be received at the Robert A. Myers Home for Funerals, 208 N. Jefferson St. from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. today. The service will be at 11 a.m. tomorrow at the funeral home…. Burial will be in Mt. Hermon Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents Frank P. Alford and Mary F. McCurdy Alford; and siblings Herman Caldwell Alford and James Delbert Alford in this compilation.

            Marriage:

 

NEW CASTLE NEWS

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—Tuesday, 3 January 1911

 

 

            For more information about this family, see “Michael Alford Family,” About Alfords, July 1984, pages 11–13

            Her lineage: Edna Mae 1883 PA1, Frank P. 1856 PA2, Thomas J. 1827 PA3, John A. 1790 on ship in transit from Ireland4, Michael 1765 Ireland5.

 

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EDWARD RANKIN ALFORD

 

NEW CASTLE NEWS

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—Monday, 8 February 1960

 

ELLWOOD CITY—Edward R. Alford, 87, Wurtemburg, died at the home of his son. Saturday [February 6] at 4 30 p.m. after a lingering illness.

            He was born in Turkey City, Pa., Nov. 13, 1872, a son of the late John and Karoline Rankin Alford.

            Prior to retirement in 1933, he was drilling foreman for the Peoples Natural Gas Co. He held membership In the Wurtemburg Methodist Church. A member of the free and accepted Masons and Scottish Rite, he also belonged to the Knights Templar, Pittsburgh, and the Acacia Club.

            Verna E. Alford, his wife, preceded him in death in 1935.

            Rolland B. Alford, his son, with whom he lived in Wurtemburg, survives him in addition to two grandsons and two great grandchildren.

            Also surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Braden, Sigel, Pa. and Mrs. Edna Sisson, Warren, Pa.

            Services are on Tuesday at 2 p.m. in Kahletown Community Church, Sigel, with interment in the church cemetery.

 

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Photo from Kahletown Cemetery, Kahletown, Jefferson Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, J Rowan

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Verna E. Kahle Alford; son Rolland Bernard Alford; and brother Sewell Marion Alford in this compilation.

            Edward was the son of John Marion Alford and Caroline Rankin.

            From PA Deaths: John Marion Alford was the son of John Alford and Ellen Palmer, both born in PA. They have not been located on the 1850 census.

            His lineage: Edward Rankin 1872 PA1, John Marion 1843 PA2, John M. 1812 PA3.

 

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EDWIN J. “E.J.” ALFORD

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—Sunday, 28 February 1988

 

            Edwin J. “EJ” Alford, 74, of Highspire [Dauphin Co.], died Saturday morning at Select Specialty Hospital, Camp Hill.

            He was a son of the late Edwin Joseph Alford and Cora Mae Daniels Alford Basnight.

            EJ was retired from the former American Can Company, Camp Hill, as a machinist.

            He was a member of the Highspire First Church of God, Prince Edwin Lodge 486, F & AM, Tall Cedars of Lebanon Harrisburg Forest 43, Zembo Shriners, and the Harrisburg Consistory.

            Surviving are one son, Ed Alford and wife, JoAnn of Middletown; one daughter, Kathy Urich and husband, Scott of Highspire; two brothers, Saint Claire Basnight and Marc Basnight, both of Manteo, North Carolina; four sisters, Dorris Alford Fry, Sally Alford Scarborough, Sarah Alford Owens, and Della Basnight, all of Manteo, North Carolina; four granddaughters, Allison Urich, Kimberly Urich, Jourdyn Alford and Jenna Alford.

            EJ was preceded in death by his loving wife, Gloria “Jean” Alford.

            Funeral services will be held Wednesday, February 9, 2005 at 11 a.m. in the Highspire First Church of God, 115 Second Street, Highspire. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Lower Paxton Township....

            K.M. Knight Funeral Home, Highspire, is in charge of the arrangements....

 

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Photo from Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sherry Wortman

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Edwin J. Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 8 July 1930, last residence Highspire, Dauphin Co., PA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Gloria “Jean” Longenecker Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his mother, Cora Mae Daniels Alford Basnight; and sister Sarah Frances Alford Owens in North Carolina Obituaries.

 

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ELIZABETH ALFORD MCCONAHY

 

NEW CASTLE NEWS

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—Tuesday, 2 September 1930

 

            Mrs. Elizabeth Alford McConahy, aged 81, widow of William James McConahy, died Monday, Sept. 1, at 6:40 a.m., following an illness of two years.

            Mrs. McConahy was a member of one of the pioneer and patriotic families who settled in Boston, Mass., in 1718. She was born at the old homestead, Wellers Hill, Lawrence county, December 30, 1848, the daughter of Michael and Ann Steen Alford, and attended the New Castle schools and the academy at Hudson, O. She was a resident of Moravia 58 years. Mrs. McConahy was the oldest member of the Moravia Presbyterian church, having been one of the founders of the church. She was married January 28, 1873, to William James McConahy, who was a Civil War veteran, belonging to Co. G. 78th Pennsylvania Vol., who preceded her in death December 13, 1907.

            She is survived by the following children: Mrs. A.T. Eckles, of the Harbor bridge, Luther McConahy of Mt. Jackson, and four sisters, Mrs. Mary Reed, Mrs. Harry Reed of Pittsburgh, Mrs. W.G. Sutphin of Hackettstown, N.J., and Miss Julia Alford of New Castle. She is also survived by nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

            The body is now at Ritchie’s and may be viewed by friends until time for the funeral services, Thursday at 2:30, at the same place…. Interment will be made in Valley View cemetery.

 

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Photo from Valley View Cemetery, New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, ron mccready

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her sisters Julia Ann Alford and Rebecca Alford Reed in this compilation.

            Elizabeth’s parents are Michael Alford and Anna Almira Steen.

            Elizabeth, age11 born PA, is listed on the 1860 census in Marion Co., IL.

            For more information about this family, see “Michael Alford Family,” About Alfords, July 1984, pages 11–13

            Her lineage: Elizabeth 1848 PA1, Michael 1825 PA2, Thomas 1800 PA3, Michael 1765 Ireland4.

 

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ELIZABETH HELEN “GAGA” ALFRED

 

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—5 January 2012

 

            Alfred Elizabeth Helen “Gaga” 66, of McDonald, died Wednesday, January 4 2012. Cherished wife of Lloyd Alfred; loving mother of Melonie (Jeff) Lewis Piatt; beloved sister of Gary Lewis; cherished grandmother of Cullin, Makenzie and Maddison Piatt; two nephews, Gary Jr. (Sue) Lewis and Damon (Kristen) Lewis, two great-nephews, Liam and Parker Lewis and Rose Lewis.

            Friends will be received Thursday 6-8 p.m. and Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Nation Funeral Home, 220 E. Lincoln Ave., McDonald, PA 15057, where services will be held Saturday January 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Robinson Run Cemetery, McDonald PA….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elizabeth H. Alfred (SS# issued in PA) was born 29 Oct 1945, last residence not listed.

 

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ELIZABETH JONES ALLFORD

 

PITTSTON GAZETTE

Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA—Tuesday, 9 November 1937

 

            Died, in Pittston, Nov. 9, Elizabeth Jones Allford, wife of Joseph Allford, of 185 Railroad street, aged 42 years.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Joseph H. Allford; and children Anna Lillian Allford, Elizabeth M. Allford Havard, Ethel Allford, Hazel Allford Evans Huffsmith, Ruth E. Allford Griffin, and William P. Allford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her daughters Harriet Allford Hart and Maude Allford Armstrong in New Jersey Obituaries.

 

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ELIZABETH M. ALLFORD HAVARD

 

PITTSTON GAZETTE

Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA—Thursday, 2 March 1922

 

            Mrs. Elizabeth Havard, well known Gold Star Mother, of 57 Swallow street, passed away at 9 last evening at the home of her brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Hawke of 55 Manhattan street, Ashley, with whom she had resided for the past three months. In declining health for three months, her condition had been regarded as serious for the past several weeks.

            A woman of sterling Christian qualities, her death has occasioned sincere sorrow among her host of friends and acquaintances.

            Her husband, the William Havard, former Railroad Conductor, died in March, 1953.

            Born February 8, 1896 in the Welsh Hill Section of Pittston, she was the daughter of the late Joseph H. and Elizabeth Jones Allford, pioneer well-known residents of the area. She was educated in the Pittston Public Schools and resided in the city during her entire life.

            The deceased was an active and devoted member of the Water Street Baptist Church so long as her health permitted, also the Ladies Aid Society; and the D.W. Evans Sunday School Class

            Her only son, William A. Havard, was killed In France November 12, 1944, while serving with the Armored Infantry Division.

            Surviving are four sisters: Mrs. Maud Armstrong of Metuchen, N.J; Mrs. Earl Hufsmith, of Plainfield. N.J.; Mrs. Fred Hawke of Ashley and Mrs. Ruth Griffith of Pittston: one brother, William P. Allford of West Pittston; also several nieces and nephews.

            The funeral will be held from the Harold E. Howell Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming avenue West Pittston at 2 p.m. on Saturday…. and interment will be in Pittston Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Joseph H. Allford and Elizabeth Jones Allford; and siblings Anna Lillian Allford, Ethel Allford, Hazel Allford Evans Huffsmith, Ruth E. Allford Griffin, and William P. Allford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her sisters Harriet Allford Hart and Maude Allford Armstrong in New Jersey Obituaries.

            Wedding announcement:

 

PITTSTON GAZETTE

Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA—Wednesday, 25 June 1919

 

Havard parents wedding announcement

 

            Her ALLFORD lineage: Elizabeth M. 1896 PA1, Joseph H. 1869 PA2, Samuel 1807 England3, Samuel 1782 England4, Thomas 1762 England5.

 

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ELLA MAUDE BROWN LANICH HALFORD

 

CLEARFIELD PROGRESS

Clearfield, Clearfield Co., PA—Wednesday, 23 April 1924

 

            Mrs. C.H. Halford, whose death occurred at her home on South Fourth Street Monday evening, April 21st, was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Austin Brown and was born at Penfield, Huston township.

            She was united in marriage with Edward Lanich, who passed away in 1888. To this union two children were born, Blanche and George Lanich.

            In 1890 she was married to C.H. Halford and to this union four were born, two of whom died in infancy.

            About all of her married life was spent in Clearfield, where she was universally respected. She was a loving wife and mother and possessed a sweet Christian character which endeared her to her friends. In 1921 she suffered a paralytic stroke and had been an invalid since that time.

            She is survived by her husband and the following children: Mrs. Thomas Whatmough, of Akron, Ohio; George Lanich, of Indiana; C. Leslie Halford, of Salamanca, N.Y.; Raymond A Halford, of Clearfield, and these stepchildren: Mrs. W.N. Tompkins and Mrs. Lillian Taylor, of Ridgway; Fred Halford, of Clearfield. One sister Mrs. Almeda H. Radaebaugh, of Bradford, Pa., also survives her.

            The funeral will take place from the Halford home on South Fourth street Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Her pastor … of the Presbyterian Church, will officiate. Interment will be made in the family plot in the old cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her second husband, Charles Henry Halford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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ELLEN JANE MCCULLOUGH ALFORD

 

NEW CASTLE NEWS

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—20 December 1928

 

            Mrs. Ella Jane McCullough Alford, aged 75 years, wife of J.C. Alford, passed away at her home, 127 Poplar Street, Grove City [Mercer County], Saturday evening, December 15, at 7:30 after an illness of one month’s duration.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Butler County. Previous to going to Grove City a number of years ago she had resided in Slippery Rock township, Lawrence county. She was a member of the First U.P. church of Grove City and the Woman’s Missionary Society of the church for 25 years and was one of the best known and highly esteemed women of Grove City.

            Besides her husband she leaves one son, H.S. Alford of San Jose, Cal., and two daughters, Mrs. W.S. Leslie of New Castle and Mrs. R.E. Campbell of Grove City. She also leaves two sisters, Mrs. Alex Allen and Mrs. Emma Anderson of this city, and five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services were conducted from her late home in Grove City Monday afternoon.... Burial was made in the Center U.P. cemetery....The pallbearers were David Anderson, Russell Anderson, Paul Anderson, Ira Alford, Clarence Cooper and William Butler.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, John Calvin Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            Ellen was the daughter of George W. McCullough.

 

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ELLEN LAVINA SCHWARTZ ALLVORD

 

THE REPUBLICAN

Pottsville, Schuylkill Co., PA—Wednesday, 17 October 1951

 

            Mrs. Ellen Allvord, 78, wife of Archibald Allvord, carpet weaver, of Shamokin, died at the home of her son in law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Albright.

            Born May 7, 1873 in Cressona, she was a daughter of the late John and Emma Reed Schwartz. When she was a young girl, the family removed to Shamokin. She was a member of the Trinity United Evangelical Church and married 57 years ago.

            Surviving are her husband; four daughters; one son; two sisters; twelve grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

            Funeral is Saturday afternoon.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Archibald H. Allvord, in this compilation. It includes photos of them and of their shared gravestone. We included the obituaries of her daughter Beulah May Allvord Pike in Ohio Obituaries; and her son Walter E.C. Allvord in Florida Obituaries.

 

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ELSIE P. DIETRICK HALFORD

 

THE HERALD

Sharon, Mercer Co., PA—Wednesday, 8 October 2008

 

            Elsie P. Halford, 83, of 260 S. Buhl Farm Drive, Hermitage.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elsie P. Halford (SS# issued in NJ) was born 26 Apr 1925, last residence Sharon, Mercer Co., PA, last benefit El Dorado, Union Co., AR.

            From her Find A Grave memorial: She was the daughter of Stapleton Conway Dietrick and Emily Randolph. Her husband was John Burke Halford (1923–1982). Elsie and John are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, El Dorado, Union Co., AR.

            Her husband’s HALFORD lineage: John Burke 1923 ??1, Thomas O’Neal 1896 SC2, John Franklin 1857 SC. 3

 

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ELVERDA ALVORD

 

THE EXPRESS-TIMES

Easton, Northampton Co., PA—Tuesday, 17 September 2002

 

            Elverda Alvord, 92, formerly of Easton, died Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2002, in Gracedale, the Northampton County Nursing Home.

            Born: Jan. 13, 1910, in Wiconisco, Pa., a daughter of the late Daniel and Carolyn Lewis Welker.

            Personal: Her husband, Samuel, died in 1978.

            Years ago, she was a housekeeper in the Easton area.

            Survivors: No immediate survivors.

            Services: Graveside services will be held 1:30 p.m. Wednesday in Easton Cemetery. The Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 2101 Northampton St., Wilson Borough.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Elverda Alvord (SS# issued in PA), last residence Nazareth, Northampton Co., PA.

            In 1940, Samuel and Elverda are living in Perth Amboy, Middlesex Co., NJ. In 1935 they lived in Tottenville, Richmond Co., NY.

            In 2016, a Find A Grave photographer reported that Elverda does not have a gravestone. She shares a plot with the Wagner family, whose relationship to Elverda has not been discovered.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Samuel Jonas 1904 PA1, Charles Franklin 1879 PA2, Samuel W. 1850 PA3, David 1828 PA4, George ALLVORD [on his gravestone] 1795 PA5.

 

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EMMA LUELLA ALFORD KELLEY

 

From the collection of Sharon Mitchell Thomas, a granddaughter of Emma’s sister Lena Alford Carruthers

 

KANE REPUBLICAN

Kane, McKean Co., PA—Monday, 1 March 1976

 

MRS. EMMA KELLEY, MT. JEWETT, DIES AT THE AGE OF 89

 

            Mrs. Emma L. Kelley, 89, of Center Street, Mt. Jewett [McKean Co.] died at her home early Sunday morning [February 29].

            She was born Feb. 19, 1887 at Sigel, the daughter of Andrew and Mary Beers Alford. On July 3, 1907 at Jamestown, N.Y., she married George Kelley, who died on March 6, 1960.

            She was a member of the Mt. Jewett United Methodist Church and the Mineola Rebekah Lodge 413.

            Mrs. Kelley is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Robert (Florence) Humez of Prospect Park, Pa., Mrs. Quentin (Marguarete) Brown of Roseburg, Ore., and Mrs. Albert (Minnie) Ferry of Ridley Park, Pa.; two sons, G. Earl Kelley of Mt. Jewett and Wallace A. Kelley of Houston, Tex.; 28 grandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Lena Carruthers of Spencerport, N.Y.

            Friends will be received at the Henry Howard Funeral Home in Mt. Jewett today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Charles Reynolds, pastor of the Mt. Jewett United Methodist Church, officiating. Interment will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.…

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ Feb 1976) dates of Emma Kelley (SS# issued in PA), last residence Mount Jewett, McKean Co., PA.

            See the obituaries of her parents, George Andrew Alford and Mary Anna Beers Alford; and sisters Alice Minerva Alford Bennett, Laura B. Alford Wing, Minnie Alford Leroy, and Nettie Lavina Alford Schoenthaler in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Lena L. Alford Carruthers in New York Obituaries.

            Emma shares a gravestone in McKean County Memorial Park, Lafayette, McKean Co., PA, with her husband George T. Kelley, 1885–1960.

            Her middle name is from the Carruthers Family Tree (Ancestry).

            Her lineage: Emma Luella 1887 PA1, George Andrew 1854 PA2, John M. 1812 PA3.

 

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EMMA PARRY ALLFORD

 

PITTSTON GAZETTE

Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA—Tuesday, 2 February 1904

 

            Yesterday afternoon [February 1] about 3 o’clock, Mrs. Fred Allford passed away at the family home in Miner’s Mills. She had been ailing for a long time of a complication of diseases. Mrs. Allford would have been 27 years of age had she lived until next April. Her maiden was Emma Parry, and she was married to Mr. Allford five years ago. At that time she was a resident of this city, and for some time after their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Allford continued to make their home here, until they moved to Miner’s Mills, Mr. Allford having secured a position as fire boss in a Lehigh Valley mine in that vicinity….

            The funeral will take place Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the family home in Miner’s Mills, and interment will be made in Hollenback cemetery, Wilkesbarre.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Frederick Allford, in this compilation.

 

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EMMETT ALFORD, JR.

 

EXPRESS TIMES

Easton, Northampton Co., PA—Saturday, 23 November 2002

 

            Emmett Alford, 77, of Easton, died Friday, Nov. 22, 2002, in Praxis Nursing Home in Easton.

            Born: June 2, 1925, in Cuthbert, Ga., a son of the late Emmitt and Willie Alford.

            Personal: He and his wife, the former, celebrated Cindy Everitt, celebrated their 29th wedding anniversary on Aug. 24. He owned and operated the former Alford’s Auto Repair Shop and Sales in Easton. Prior to that, he was employed by the former Lehigh Foundry in West Easton.

            Memberships: He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church in Easton.

            Survivors: his wife; six sons, Jeffrey Everitt of Wilson Borough, Shmar Alford of Easton, Brett Alford at home, Emmett Jr. and Bobby Lee Alford, both of Cuthbert and Randolph Swift of Phillipsburg; two daughters, Annabell Bouyer and Mary Dell Alford, both of Cuthbert; three brothers, Ovie Lee Graddy and Clarence and James “Link” Alford, all of Easton; and a host of grandchildren, including, Kiarria Everitt and Shmar Alford Jr.

            Two daughters, Emma and Roberta; three brothers, J.C. Sr. and Willie C. Alford and John Henry Holmes; and a sister, Katie Gainer, all died earlier.

            Services: Memorial services will be held 11 a.m. Tuesday in the church, 201 Brother Thomas Bright Ave., Easton. There will be no calling hours. The Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 602 W. Berwick St., Easton, is in charge of arrangements….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Emmett Alford (SS# issued in GA), last residence Easton, Northampton Co., PA.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Willie Alford; and brothers Clarence Alford Sr., James C. Alford, James “Lank” Alford and Willie C. Alford in this compilation.

            His lineage: Emmett 1925 GA1, Emmett 1893/1898 GA2, Cade 1870 GA3, Richard 1839 GA4.

 

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ETHEL A. OSMAN ALVORD

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—28 June 2004

 

MILLERSBURG—Ethel A. Alvord, 76, of 1286 Route 209, died on Friday, June 25, 2004 at her residence.

            Born in Wiconisco, she was the daughter of the late John and Mrytle Hoffman Osman. She was a retired sales clerk at Sears.

            Surviving are a daughter, Virginia Alvord Clark of Tacoma, Washington; four brothers, Edward Osman of Harrisburg, Eugene Osman of Keystone, Colorado, Donald Osman of Camp Hill, and Jay Osman of Landisburg; and two sisters, Joan Stahl of Gilford, Connecticut and Carole Jordan of Lock Haven.

            A memorial service was held on Thursday, July 1, 2004 at Hoover Funeral Home in Millersburg. Inurnment was in Calvary United Methodist Cemetery in Wiconisco.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ethel A. Alvord (SS# issued in PA) was born 22 Apr 1928, last residence Millersburg, Dauphin Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Donald O. Alvord, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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ERMA WANETTA WOODSON ALFORD

 

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—Tuesday, 1 June 1993

 

            Alford, Erma, 69, of Pittsburgh, died May 28. West Funeral Home, Uptown [Allegheny Co.].

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Erma W. Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 21 Feb 1924, last residence Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA.

            From SSACI: Erma Wanetta Woodson, black, was born 21 Feb 1924 in Pittsburgh, PA, daughter of Raymond G. Woodson and Minnie Fields. In 1943 she is listed as Erma Wanetta Woodson; in 1987 as Erma Wanetta Alford.

 

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ETHEL ALLFORD

 

PITTSTON GAZETTE

Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA—Friday, 29 October 1909

 

            Ethel, the 16-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Alford, passed away late last night [October 28] at the family home, 175 East Railroad street, from an attack of pneumonia.

            The funeral service will be held tomorrow afternoon at 3 o’clock and interment will be made in Pittston cemetery.

 

In another article:

 

EVENING NEWS

Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co., PA—Saturday, 30 October 1909

 

CHILD PASSES AWAY

 

            Ethel, the 16-months-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Alford, passed away Thursday evening after a few days’ illness of pneumonia.

            The child was unusually bright for her age and the parents are deeply grieved at their loss.

            The funeral was held at 3 o’clock this afternoon. Interment was in Pittston cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Joseph H. Allford and Elizabeth Jones Allford; and siblings Anna Lillian Allford, Elizabeth M. Allford Havard, Hazel Allford Evans Huffsmith, Ruth E. Allford Griffin, and William P. Allford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her sisters Harriet Allford Hart and Maude Allford Armstrong in New Jersey Obituaries.

            From Pennsylvania, Birth Records, 1906–1908 (Ancestry): Ethel Alford was born 18 June 1908 in Pittston, Luzerne Co., daughter of Joseph Alford and Elizabeth Alford.

            From PA Deaths: Ethel Alford was born 20 June 1908 [different than birth record] in Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA, daughter of Jos. Alford and Lizzie Jones, and died 29 Oct 1909 [different than obituary].

            Her ALLFORD lineage: Ethel 1908 PA1, Joseph H. 1869 PA2, Samuel 1807 England3, Samuel 1782 England4, Thomas 1762 England5.

 

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ETTA C. ALFORD CRUSAN

 

PITTSBURGH PRESS

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—Monday, 21 May 1928

 

            At her late home, 1522 Arch St., North Side, on Saturday, May 19, at 7:20 p.m., Etta C. Alford. Services at Homer N. Oakley’s, 1501 Monterey st., North Side, on Tuesday, May 22, at 8 p.m. Interment private, Wednesday morning.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her mother, Lucinda Heist Alford; and brother Jonathan J. Alford in this compilation.

            From PA Deaths: Etta C. Alford, divorced from William Crusan, was born 14 Aug 1871, daughter of John Alford and Lucinda Heist.

            Etta shares a gravestone with her parents and infant son, John Newton Crusan.

            Her probable lineage: Etta C. 1871 PA1, John 1839 PA2, William 1808 NY3, John 1780 MA4.

 

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EVELYN LEVINE ALFRED

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/DAILY NEWS

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—Thursday, 23 June 2005

 

            Alfred, Evelyn, (nee Levine), June 22, 2005; dear wife of Jack Alfred, beloved mother of David Alfred (Barbara) and Brenda Steinman (Arnold); grand-mother of Elise Duszak (Bryan), John Alfred (Patricia), Renee Kemmer (Kyle), Shari Janovsky (Patrick), and Ross Steinman; great grandmother of Noah Jakob Kemmer and Lucas Matthew Kemmer.

            Relatives and friends are invited to Funeral Services, Thursday 1:30 P.M. precisely, from Cong. Ohev Shalom, 2 Chester Road, Wallingford PA. Int. Brookhaven Cem. Shiva will be observed at the home of Elise and Bryan Duszak....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Evelyn Alfred (SS# issued in PMA) was born 29 March 1919, last residence Chester, Delaware Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Jack Alfred, in this compilation.

 

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EVELYN M. ALFORD SCHWEITZER ZIMMERLY BEATTY

 

ERIE TIMES-NEWS

Erie, Erie Co., PA—26 May 2002

 

            Evelyn Alford Beatty, 93, a resident of Integrated Health Services of Erie at Bayside, formerly of North East, died Saturday, May 25, 2002, at Millcreek Community Hospital.

            She was born Dec. 17, 1908, in Lowville, daughter of the late Leon F. and Bertha Phillips Alford. She lived most of her life in North East before moving to Erie in 1994.

            She worked at General Electric Co. in Erie for nine years. She was a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in North East. She was active in the Live Wire Club. She enjoyed bingo and arts and crafts.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, N. Keith Beatty, in 1994; a son, Ellsworth Zimmerly; and two sisters, Beatrice Breck and Olive Geraci.

            Survivors include a son, Francis S. Schweitzer and his wife, Jamie, of Palmdale, Calif.; a daughter-in-law, Nancy Zimmerly of Erie; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

            Friends may call Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 S. Lake St., North East. A service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 30 Clinton St., officiated by the Rev. David Kuchta.

            Burial will be at Grahamville Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Evelyn M. Alford (SS# issued in PA), last residence North East, Erie Co., PA.

 

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FAYNE LEWIS ALVORD

 

THE NEWS-ITEM

Shamokin, Northumberland Co., PA—Wednesday, 4 December 2013

 

COAL TOWNSHIP—Fayne Lewis Alvord, 89, of 914 W. Chestnut St., passed away Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lebanon of natural causes.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Fayne L. Alvord (SS# issued in PA) was born 20 Aug 1924, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his father, William Ray Alvord Sr.; and siblings Iris Jo-Ann Alvord Kennedy, Robert Thomas Alvord Sr., and William Ray Alvord Jr. in this compilation.

            His probable ALVORD lineage: Fayne Lewis 1924 PA1, William Ray 1889 PA2, George W. ALLVORD 1851 PA3.

 

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FLORA ALVORD WHITE

 

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Cortland and Flora Alvord White, about 1925

Photo from Linda Lehrer’s Haines Family Tree (Ancestry) – used with permission

 

STAR-GAZETTE

Elmira, Chemung Co., NY—Monday, 15 July 1935

 

KNOXVILLE [Tioga Co., PA]—Mrs. Flora White, 80, died at the home of Mrs. Grace Adams, Knoxville, where she had been ill for a few weeks.

            Mrs. White was born July 11, 1855, at Jasper, N.Y., the daughter of Rufus and Melissa Alford. In 1874 she was married to Courtland White of Troupsburg, N.Y., who died about eight years ago.

            They had four children: Pratt, who died in infancy; Lee, deceased; Mrs. Florence Reynolds of Floral Park. L.I., and Harold White of Knoxville, who survive. The following are grandchildren: Mrs. Sheldon White Leach, Preston and Donald White of Troupsburg, Courtland White of Knoxville, Roderick and Carol Lee Reynolds of Floral Park.

            The funeral was held Monday at the family home in Troupsburg, the Rev. M.P. Wheeler of the Troupsburg Baptist Church officiated. Burial was in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of her brother Alberne Foster Alvord in Kansas Obituaries.

            From PA Deaths: Flora Alvord White died 5 July 1935 in Knoxville, Tioga Co., PA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her ALVORD lineage: Flora 1855 NY1, Rufus Lee 1824 NY2, Luman 1791 CT3, Ebenezer 1767 CT4, Thomas Gould 1742 CT5, Asahel 1720 MA6, Thomas 1683 MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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FLORENCE E. GOTCHELL ALVORD

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—Monday, 25 January 1988

 

            Florence E. Alvord, 101, of 3835 Brisban St. died Saturday [January 23] in Polyclinic Medical Center.

            She was the widow of George W. Alvord, and was a member of St. James Independent Church, Carsonville, where she was a former Sunday school teacher. She was a former member and Sunday school teacher at Fourth United Church of Christ.

            Surviving are a daughter, Violet R. Fritz of Harrisburg; two sons, Ernest O. of Miami, and Lawrence E. of Dauphin; four grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

            Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Hoover Funeral Homes, Elizabethville….

            Burial will be in St. James Cemetery, Carsonville….

 

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Photo from Saint James Cemetery, Carsonville, Dauphin Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Beth Quigley O’Brien

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Florence E. Alvord (SS# issued in PA) was born 6 Nov 1886, last residence Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her son Lawrence Edward Alvord, which includes her maiden name, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Ernest O. Alvord in Florida Obituaries.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: George Washington 1886 PA1, Samuel W. 1850 PA2, David 1828 PA3, George ALLVORD [on his gravestone] 1795 PA4.

 

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FLORENCE M. REBILAS ALVORD

 

DAILY LOCAL NEWS

West Chester, Chester Co., PA—Wednesday, 22 February 2017

 

Florence M. Alvord Obituary

 

            Florence M. Alvord, 88, passed away on Monday, February 20, 2017 at Heatherwood Retirement Community in Honey Brook.

            She was the wife of the late Robert T. Alvord, who passed away in 1972.

            Born in Shamokin, Pennsylvania, she was the daughter of the late Jacob J. and Katheryn Maciejewski Rebilas. Florence was a parishioner of St. Peter Church in West Brandywine. She was also a lifetime member of The Ladies Auxiliary of the Paoli VFW and also served as the President. In her free time, Florence loved to garden and had a true green thumb.

            She is survived by her six children, Virginia Fennimore (Maurice), William F. Alvord, Thomas Alvord, James R. Alvord (Deborah), Janice J. Duffy (Charles), Bryan Alvord (Dawn) and daughter-in-law, Christine Alvord. She is also survived by one brother, Richard Rebilas, 16 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren with one on the way.

            In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her two sons, Robert T. Alvord Jr. and Kenneth P. Alvord and 12 brothers and sisters.

            A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12:00 noon on Friday, February 24th at St Peter Church, 2835 Manor Rd., West Brandywine, where family and friends may call from 10:45 a.m. until 11:45a.m.

            Interment will be at Philadelphia Memorial Park, Frazer.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in her name may be made to St. Peter Parish Hall Construction, 2835 Manor Rd., West Brandywine, PA 19320 or VFW Post 106, 837 Lincoln Ave, West Chester, PA 19380. To send online condolences, visit www.jamesterryfuneralhome.com.

 

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

            See the obituary of her husband, Robert Thomas Alvord Sr., in this compilation.

 

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FRANCES EDNA ALVORD SHIBER

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—Friday, 21 September 1962

 

            Mrs. Walter Z. Shiber, the former Frances E. Alvord died Thursday [September 20] at Bryn Mawr Hospital.

            She was 61 and lived at the Brynwood Apts. in Wynnewood. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Philadelphia and was an active volunteer in music therapy work.

            Surviving are her husband, Walter Z. Shiber, a sales executive at the Atlantic Paper Co., and a brother, William H. Alvord.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From PA Deaths: Frances A. Shiber was born 30 May 1901 in Tioga Co.,PA, daughter of William Alvord and Emma J. Bouilio. She died 20 Sept 1962 in Bryn Mawr, Montgomery Co., PA.

            From Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Marriage Index (Ancestry): Francis E. Alvord married Walter Z. Shiber in 1923 in Philadelphia.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her ALVORD lineage: Frances Edna 1901 PA1, William Henry 1862 NY2, Elbridge 1832 NY3, Lyman 1794 CT4, Asahel Gould 1769 CT5, Asahel 1746 CT6, Asahel 1720 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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FRANCES MAY PORTER ALVORD

 

INDIANA GAZETTE

Indiana, Indiana Co., PA—Monday, 16 July 1973

 

            Mrs. Frances Porter Alvord, 86, of 828 Church St., Indiana, died Sunday, July 15, 1973, at her late home.

            A daughter of Frank S. and Amy Smith Porter, she was born Dec. 2, 1886 at Seneca Falls, N.Y. She had lived a number of years in Pittsburgh and Kirkville, N.Y. and at her present address since 1937. Mrs. Alvord was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy and Elmira College. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pittsburgh.

            Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. Robert A. (Amy) Olsen, State College; three grandsons: Robert Dean Olsen, Ledyard, Conn.; Richard Alvord Olsen and Arnold Lu Olsen, both of State College; two great-grandchildren: Christine Lynn and Richard Jeffrey Olsen, both of State College.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, G. Dean Alvord, on June 13, 1960; and a brother, Eugene S. Porter, in 1948. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Smith-Fudge Funeral Home, Elmira, N.Y. … and interment will be made in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira….

 

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Photo from Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, Chemung Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Paul R

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frances Alvord (SS# issued in PA) was born 2 Dec 1886 and died _____ July 1973, last residence Indiana, Indiana Co., PA.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Grove Dean Alvord; and daughter Amy Porter Alvord Olsen in this compilation.

 

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FRANCIS M. “FRANK” ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—13 September 1996

 

            Francis M. “Frank” Alford, 85, a retired federal employee and a leader in his church, died Wednesday. He lived in East Oak Lane.

            Alford was employed by the government for 30 years and was a supply analyst when he retired from the Defense Personnel Support Agency in South Philadelphia.

            A member of Corinthian Baptist Church since 1959, Alford held numerous positions in the church, including deacon, and for many years was chairman of the Deacon Board.

            He was originally from Darlington, S.C., and a Navy veteran of World War II. His first wife, the former Lillian Good, died in 1947.

            Survivors include his wife, the former Geneva Gilliam; three sons, Francis Jr., Wilbur and Gerald; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, S. Edward Alford; and four sisters, Alma Denley, Lillian Bowman, Myrtle Sanders and Cleo Yongue.

            Services will begin at 11 a.m. tomorrow at Corinthian Baptist Church, 6113 N. 21st St., where friends may call two hours earlier. Burial will be in Chelten Hills Cemetery, Washington Lane and Lowber Street.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Francis M. Alford (SS# issued in DC) was born 20 Feb 1911, last residence Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.

 

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FRANK CAMERON ALVORD

 

INTELLIGENCER JOURNAL

Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PA—Saturday, 14 July 2001

 

            Frank C. Alvord, 78, of 604 Oak Street, Akron [Lancaster Co.], died of natural causes at Maple Farms Nursing Home, Akron.

            An automotive body worker, he was also an antiques dealer at Renninger’s.

            He was married to Mary Alvord.

            In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Gary Frank Alvord of Lancaster; two daughters, Sandra A. Fisher of Virginia, and Nancy A. Eckles of Pennsylvania, two brothers, Herbert and Daniel Alvord, both of Maryland; five grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

 

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Photo from Belmont Chapel Cemetery, Ashburn, Loudoun Co., VA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Diane Clobus Dean

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frank C. Alford (SS# issued in MD) was born 17 July 1922 and died 11 July 2001, last residence Lititz, Lancaster Co. PA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Mary Ellen Stambaugh Alvord, in this compilation.

            Frank was the son of Herbert Burr Alvord and his first wife, Katherine Cameron.

            On his 1942 WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), Frank Cameron Alvord is age 20, born 17 July 1922 in Washington, DC. His father is Herbert B. Alvord of the same address in Chevy Chase, Montgomery Co., MD. His employer is National Maritime Union in Baltimore, MD. A note says “Has been at sea and came in to register when ship came in to American port.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Frank Cameron 1922 DC1, Herbert Burr 1886 NY2, Frank Cleveland 1857 NY3, Richard Warren 1826 NY4, Calvin 1786 CT5, Daniel 1743 CT6, Thomas 1710 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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FRANK NEELY ALFORD

 

DELAWARE COUNTY DAILY TIMES

Primos, Delaware Co., PA—Tuesday, 5 December 2000

 

            Frank N. Alford, 80, a longtime Ridley Park resident and formerly of Darby, died Dec. 2 at Taylor Hospital.

            Born in Philadelphia, Mr. Alford lived in Ridley Park for 27 years. He was graphic artist who worked for an advertising firm in Philadelphia. He most recently worked for the Franklin Mint. Mr. Alford was a U.S. Navy veteran and received the America Area Medal and the World War II victory medal. He was educated at the Hussian Art School in Philadelphia.

            He was the son of the late Walter B. and Alice C. Young Alford.

            He was brother of the late Walter F. Alford, who died in 1996.

            Survivors: Wife of 27 years, Kathleen Bonner Alford stepson, Raymond Gordon of Aston stepdaughter Sandra Gordon of Aston three step-grandchildren.

            Service: 1:30 Wednesday, White-Luttrell Funeral Home, 311 N. Swarthmore Ave., Ridley Park…. Burial: SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Marple [Delaware Co.].

 

Photo from Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery, Springfield, Delaware Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Loren Buhle

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frank N. Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 18 Oct 1920, last residence Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Kathleen Margaret Bonner Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his mother, Alice K. Young Alford, in New Jersey Obituaries.

            From SSACI: Frank Neely Alford was born 18 Oct 1920 in Philadelphia, PA, son of Walter B. Alford and Alice C. Young.

            On the death certificate of his father, Walter Blackburn Alford (1887–1958), Walter’s parents are identified as Frank Alford and Mary Neely.

 

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FRANK P. ALFORD

 

NEW CASTLE NEWS

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—Friday, 17 March 1939

 

            Frank P. Alford, aged 82 years, of the Harlansburg road, New Castle R.D. 4, died at 1:30 p.m. Thursday in the Jameson Memorial hospital after an illness of one year and two weeks.

            Mr. Alford was born May 14, 1856, at Princeton, Slippery Rock township, son of T.J. and Elizabeth Mershimer Alford. All his life was passed in Lawrence county; he was a farmer by occupation, and widely known in the rural section.

            Mr. Alford, who attended the Neshannock U.P. church, was baptized in the old Neshannock Reformed Presbyterian church, the congregation of which merged with the Neshannock U.P. many years ago.

            Surviving are his wife, Margaret R. Safford Alford, the following children: Mrs. Edna Holcomb of New Castle. J.D. and F.F. Alford of New Castle R.D. 4, a daughter-in-law, Mrs. H.C. Alford, of New Castle, eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one sister, Mrs. Emma Weller, of Pana, Ill.

            Mr. Alford’s first wife, Mary F. McCurdy Alford, died in 1916.

            The body is now at the Boyd funeral home, in New Castle…. Services will be conducted at the funeral home Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock with Rev. Robert E. Douglass, pastor of the Neshannock U.P. church, in charge. Interment will be in Mt. Hermon cemetery.

 

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Photo from Hermon-Union Cemetery, Princeton, Lawrence Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Denziger

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his first wife, Mary F. McCurdy Alford; children Edna Mae Alford Holcomb, Herman Caldwell Alford, and James Delbert Alford; and brother James P. Alford in this compilation.

            Wedding announcement:

 

NEW CASTLE INDEX

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—Wednesday, 2 June 1880

 

 

            For more information about this family, see “Michael Alford Family,” About Alfords, July 1984, pages 11–13

            His lineage: Frank P. 1856 PA1, Thomas J. 1827 PA2, John A. 1790 on ship in transit from Ireland3, Michael 1765 Ireland4.

 

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FRANZ A. ALFORD

 

DAILY REPUBLICAN

Monongahela, Washington Co., PA—Thursday, 19 December 1940

 

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 19—Rev. Franz Alford, 73, pastor of the Zion Lutheran church, Duquesne, for 16 years, died at his home yesterday [December 18] and he will be buried in Manchester, N.H., his boyhood home.

 

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Photo from Pine Grove Cemetery, Manchester, Hillsborough Co., NH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John Wilby

 

AAFA NOTES: From PA Deaths: Franz A. Alford says he was born 27 Apr 1867 in Sweden.

            Franz shares a gravestone with his wife, Alma N. Larson Alford, and her sister, Maria S. Larson.

 

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FRED GARFIELD HALFORD

 

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Photo from his great-granddaughter C. Hershey’s Guckert Family Tree (Ancestry) - used with permission

 

CLEARFIELD PROGRESS

Clearfield, Clearfield Co., PA—25 July 1942

 

            Fred G. Halford, 62, well known former resident of Clearfield, passed away at the Maple Avenue Hospital in DuBois at 9 o’clock Friday evening. Death resulted from complications received when he fell from the porch of his DuBois apartment when he returned from New York at 1am Friday. County Coroner E.S. Erhard, who investigated the accident, disclosed that Halford received a fractured skull and a fracture of the left thigh when he fell backwards on the porch and down several steps. No inquest will be held.

            He is survived by his widow, the former Effie Fullerton; a daughter, Mrs. C.C. Mallon of Belieview, Pa.; two sons, Kenneth of Clearfield and Charles of Cleveland, Ohio. Two brothers, Leslie of Salamanca, N.Y. and Raymond of Greenville, Pa. and a sister Mrs. Thomas Whatmough of Akron, Ohio also survive.

            Interment in Hillcrest Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Hillcrest Cemetery, Clearfield, Clearfield Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, digger70

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, Charles Henry Halford; and son Charles Henry Halford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his half-brother Charles Leslie Halford in New York Obituaries.

            On Fred Garfield Halford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 38, a machinist living in Clearfield, Clearfield Co., PA. He was born 25 Aug 1880, and his nearest relative is Effie Halford of the same address.

            His HALFORD lineage: Fred Garfield 1880 PA1, Charles Henry 1850 England2, William 1816 England3.

 

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FREDERICK ALLFORD

 

PITTSTON GAZETTE

Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA—Wednesday, 15 March 1939

 

FRED ALLFORD DIES; VETERAN OF SPANISH WAR; WAS BORN HERE

 

            Fred Allford, a native of Pittston, who served with Company C, National Guard of Pennsylvania, during the Spanish-American War, died at 4 o’clock yesterday afternoon [March 14] at the home of his stepdaughter, Mrs. Hazel Miller, 147 Mill street, Parsons [Luzerne Co.] He had been ill for several months and his condition recently had been such that his death was not unexpected.

            Deceased was born in this city. He was a son of the late Samuel and Ann (Price) Allford, pioneer settlers here. He was married 38 years ago and had since made his home in Parsons, his wife’s home town, although he frequently visited Pittston and maintained contacts with local friends throughout his life.

            He was a member of Calvary Episcopal Church, Wilkes-Barre, and Wilkes-Barre Camp of the United Spanish War Veterans. He followed the occupation of mining.

            His wife died twelve years ago.

            Surviving are these step-sons and daughters: Mrs. Enoch Morgan and Mrs. Richard Morgan, both of Plains; Robert Turner, of Wilkes-Barre; Mrs. Hazel Miller, with whom he resided; Stephen Turner, of Kingston, an employe of County Controller R.N. Bierly at the court house. One brother survives, Charles Allford, 66 East Oak street, this city.

 

In another article:

 

PITTSTON GAZETTE

Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA—Thursday, 16 March 1939

 

            The Funeral of Fred Allford, former Pittston resident, will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the home of his step-daughter, Mrs. Hazel Miller, 147 Mill street, Parsons. Services will be conducted at Trinity Episcopal Church, North Main street, Wilkes-Barre, at 3 o’clock…. Interment in Hollenback Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Hollenback Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joan Cavanaugh

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his first wife, Emma Parry Allford; mother, Ann Price Allford; and siblings Joseph H. Allford, Miranda Allford, Samuel Allford Sr. in this compilation.

            From PA Deaths: Fredrick Allford was born 18 June 1875 in Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA. His parents are unknown, and his wife is Mary Jane Turner Allford.

            In 1880 Frederick is living in Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA: Samuel Alford, “idle” age 75 born England; his wife Ann 38 “America”; and children, all born in PA: Samuel 15, Miranda 14, Joseph 13, Frederick 4, and Charles 1.

            His ALLFORD lineage: Frederick 1875 PA1, Samuel 1807 England2, Samuel 1782 England3, Thomas 1762 England4.

 

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FREDERICK KENNETH HALFORD

 

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Photo from C. Hershey’s Guckert Family Tree (Ancestry) - used with permission

 

THE PROGRESS

Clearfield, Clearfield Co., PA—Wednesday, 15 February 1961

 

            F. Kenneth Halford of 711 S. Fourth St., Clearfield, died Tuesday afternoon at Tionesta while on a business trip. He was 57.

            Born at Clearfield July 4, 1903, he was a son of the late Frederick K. and Effie (Fullerton) Halford. Mr. Halford, a salesman for Kurtz Brothers for the past 30 years, was a member of the First United Presbyterian Church and the Elks Lodge No. 540.

            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Sarah (Brodbeck) Halford of Clearfield and 10 children: Mrs. Jay L. (Jean) Harmic, Dover, Del.; F. Kenneth Jr., Rochester, N.Y.; Robert Halford, Philadelphia; Donald Halford, Plattsburg, N.Y.; James Halford, Colorado; Thomas Halford, Iowa City, Iowa; Rodney Halford, Buffalo, N.Y.; John Halford, Clearfield; Gary Halford, Newark, N.J.; Sally Halford, Pittsburgh. Also surviving are 20 grandchildren; one brother and one sister: Charles Halford, Mrs. Genevieve Mellon, both of Pittsburgh.

            Funeral services will be held from the Leavy Funeral Home, Clearfield, Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. William J. Brown officiating. Interment will be in Hillcrest Cemetery….

 

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Photo from Hillcrest Cemetery, Clearfield, Clearfield Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Henrietta (47274097)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his son Jon W. Halford; father, Fred Garfield Halford; and brother Charles Henry Halford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his daughter Jean Halford Harmic Gross in Florida Obituaries.

            On his 1942 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 38, living in Clearfield, Clearfield Co., PA. He confirms his birth date and signs his full name.

            His HALFORD lineage: Frederick Kenneth 1903 PA1, Fred Garfield 1880 PA2, Charles Henry 1850 England3, William 1816 England4.

 

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FREDERICK REED ALVORD, SR.

 

PENNY-WISE: The Official Publication of Early American Coppers, Inc.

Issue #224, September 2004

 

            Frederick Reed “Fred” Alvord was born in Marcellus, New York on March 16, 1868, the son of Charles Theodore and Cornelia Alvord. His father owned and operated the Park House, forerunner of the Colgate Inn, from 1875 to 1894, and served as Hamilton’s first street commissioner.

            F.R. Alvord was educated at the Colgate Academy, and in 1889 he began work as a bookkeeper for what was to become the New York Wire Cloth Company.

 

Francis J. Root founded the Hamilton Wire Cloth Company of Hamilton, New York, in 1888. He then merged this company with three other wire weavers: P.S. deWitt & Sons of Brooklyn, New York; Homer Wire Cloth of Homer, New York; and York Wire Cloth of York, Pennsylvania. In 1892 he renamed the company New York Wire Cloth with general offices in New York City. [The source for this quote is footnoted as being http://www.ny-wire.com/company/history.html, but that website is no longer available.]

 

            Alvord moved to York, Pennsylvania in 1894 to serve as the general manager of the York, Pennsylvania manufacturing plant of New York Wire Cloth.

            He and his wife Elizabeth had two children, Frederick Reed, Jr. and Nina.

 

F. Reed Alvord, Jr. (1909-1998) was a 1931 graduate of Colgate University, and later served as Assistant to the President and Secretary of the University at his alma mater.

 

Nina Alvord (1898-1972) married Walter S. Ehrenfield, a prominent industrialist in York, Pennsylvania.

 

            F.R. Alvord died at 5:00 a.m. on Friday, November 1, 1923 at his home in McClellans Heights in York, Pennsylvania.

            His obituary stated that “the body will be taken on the 6:15 train over the Pennsylvania railroad to Hamilton, N.Y., for further services and internment. The body will be accompanied by his children and relatives, Mrs. Alvord being too ill to leave home.”

            The Director’s Minutes of the New York Wire Cloth Company Board are still in existence, and they provide some additional information concerning Alvord. Board meetings were held in the company’s New York office located in the Woolworth Building at 233 Broadway. A special meeting of the New York Wire Cloth Board was held on November 7, 1923. At that time, the following resolution was offered by F.J. Root and seconded by J.H. DeWitt: “Resolved, that this Board wishes to go on record in its appreciation of the continuously faithful and devoted services rendered by Mr. Frederick Reed Alvord, in the capacity of Factory Manager of the plants of this Company during the past 32 years and to extend its sincere sympathy to Mrs. Alvord and immediate family for the great loss they have sustained. Resolved that the Treasurer of this Company is authorized and directed to pay immediately to Mrs. F.R. Alvord, the sum of $2,166.68 which represents the salary her husband would have received up to the end of the present calendar year, December 31st 1923.”

            Earlier Director’s Minutes indicate that Alvord’s annual salary as of July 1, 1905 was $4,000, and “should the net profits of the company for the year ending June 30, 1906 be equal to, or exceeding 10% on its capital, the salary of the manager should be increased $1,000.00, making the total salary $5,000.00 for the year.” Business must have been good, for Alvord received a bonus of $1,500 on September 1, 1905. From 1908 through 1918, Alvord’s annual salary was $6,000 with an occasional bonus thrown in.

            Then in 1919, his salary was increased to $8,000 and he received a bonus in the amount of $3,000. The following year Alvord was paid $13,000 plus a commission of 2% on the net profits for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1921. In 1922 and 1923, the salary remained at $13,000 and a commission was awarded on similar terms.

            Alvord’s last will and testament had been signed on August 11, 1919 and was filed on November 8, 1923. In it he bequeaths to his wife, Elizabeth Parker Alvord, “all my books, pictures, silverware, jewelry, clothing, carpets, rugs, chinaware, household furniture, automobile, and generally all my personal effects and belongings of every kind or nature.” The balance of his property and estate was put into a trust managed by the Provident Trust Company of Philadelphia. On February 14, 1924, this company performed an “inventory and appraisement of the goods and chattels, rights and credits which were of Fred Reed Alvord, late of Spring Garden township in the county of York.” The estate was summarized as follows:

 

Cash                       $4,243.28

Bonds                 $127,350.75

Stocks                  $99,884.00

Miscellaneous         $7,174.50

Total:                  $238,652.53

 

            Adjusting for inflation, this is equivalent to approximately $2,500,000 in current dollars. The appraisers itemized the “miscellaneous” category in great detail, on a room-by-room basis. For example, Alvord liked to listen to the radio, for in the living room is listed a “Freed-EisemanNeutrodyne Receiver, Model N-R-5” that was valued at $200.00. Even the contents of the cellar were inventoried in detail…

            In addition, the family cars were also listed—a 1923 Buick 7 passenger sedan valued at $1,500 and a 1923 Buick 4 passenger coupe also valued at $1,500.

            Yet, nowhere in this very detailed inventory is there any mention made of any coin collection. One can only assume that Alvord’s half cent collection was considered part of the “personal effects and belongings of every kind or nature” that were bequeathed to Mrs. Alvord.

            Roger Cohen lamented the fact that Alvord’s obituary made no mention that Alvord had been a prominent coin collector, and stated, “It can only be surmised that his family did not want this to be general knowledge or the family did not consider his coin collecting to be of any significance.”

            Based on the evidence present in Alvord’s will and the subsequent appraisal of his estate, it would certainly seem that the latter was the case. Furthermore, consider the fact that the June 9, 1924 S.H. Chapman sale of the Alvord Collection realized $2,743.85. This amount represented a little over 1% of the value of the entire estate, and less than the appraised value of Alvord’s two cars!

 

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Photo from Woodlawn Cemetery, Hamilton, Madison Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Andrew L.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his daughter Nina Fredericka Alvord Ehrenfeld; and his grandson Frederick Reed Alvord III in this compilation. We included the obituary of his grandson Charles Theodore Alvord III in New Hampshire Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Frederick Reed 1868 NY1, Charles Theodore 1835 NY2, Calvin 1786 CT3, Daniel 1743 CT4, Thomas 1710 MA5, Thomas 1683 MA6, Thomas 1653 CT7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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FREDERICK REED ALVORD III

 

Photo from The Dial, 1954 yearbook of The Hill School, Pottstown, PA (Ancestry)

 

THE POST-STANDARD

Syracuse, Onondaga Co., NY—Thursday, 9 May 1991

 

            Services will be private for former Hamilton [Madison Co., NY] resident Fred R. Alvord III, 54, who died Sunday [May 5] at his home in Erie, Pa. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Hamilton.

            Mr. Alvord was a native of Hamilton. He was a graduate of Hill School and Colgate University, and was an ROTC officer. Mr. Alvord served as a fighter pilot in the Air Force, and was based in Japan. He left the Air Force at the rank of major.

            Mr. Alvord then established a car and truck leasing business in Erie. He also was owner for several years of the Erie Cardinals, a Class A baseball team affiliated with the St. Louis Cardinals. At Colgate, he played hockey and lacrosse, and was a member of Phi Delta Theta Fraternity.

            Surviving are his father, Reed Alvord of Hamilton; two sisters, Mrs. H.K. Erbacher of Gorman, Calif., and Mrs. Carl Roby of Keene, N.H.; and a brother, Charles of Erie.

            Burgess Funeral Home has charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Woodlawn Cemetery, Hamilton, Madison Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Andrew L.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his grandfather, Frederick Reed Alvord Sr., in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his mother, Catharine Lucille Coleman Alvord, in New York Obituaries; and of his brother Charles Theodore Alvord III in New Hampshire Obituaries.

            His birth record:

 

GAZETTE AND DAILY

York, York Co., PA—Wednesday, 23 December 1936

 

 

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Frederick Reed 1936 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.

 

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GENE H. ALLVORD

 

REPUBLICAN HERALD

Pottsville, Schuylkill Co., PA—Sunday, 1 March 2009

 

            Gene Allvord, 65, of 232 E. Biddle St., Gordon [Schuylkill Co.], passed away Friday morning [February 27] at his home.

            Born in Philadelphia, Nov. 18, 1943, he was the son of the late Claude J. and Fay Seitzinger Allvord.

            He attended Ashland High School and was a veteran of the Marine Corps, serving as a rifle expert with the 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry from Camp Lejeune, N.C.

            He was a heavy equipment operator, working on various construction projects as a member of the International Operating Engineers of Eastern Pennsylvania Local 542.

            He was a member of Christ United Lutheran Church, Airport Road, Ashland; Schuylkill Lodge 0138 F&AM, Orwigsburg; and a former member of Tall Cedars of Lebanon.

            Preceding him in death were two brothers-in-law, Edward Staller and John Heffner.

            Surviving are his wife, Jeanette Heffner Allvord, to whom he was married 45 years; a daughter, Sherry, wife of Gerald Ney Jr., Gordon; two sons, Stephen Allvord, Girardville, and Michael Allvord, husband of Tammy, Beury’s Grove; a brother, Claude W. Allvord, Gilberton; four grandchildren, Matthew and Amy Ney, and Michael and Chelsi Allvord; nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday in Christ United Lutheran Church, Airport Road, Ashland, with the Rev. Robert Hoenich, pastor, officiating. Interment will be in Christ Church Cemetery, Fountain Springs….

            Richard W. Fritz Funeral Home, Ashland, is in charge.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Gene H. Allvord (SS# issued in PA), last residence Gordon, Schuylkill Co., PA.

 

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GEORGE ALLFORD

 

PITTSTON GAZETTE

Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA—Friday, 15 November 1918

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Samuel Allford Sr. and Anna Pointon Allford; and brothers J.C. Allford, Samuel Allford Jr., and William H. Allford in this compilation.

            The sister named in his obituary, Verna, was his half-sister, daughter of his father and his second wife, Emma Campbell Allford.

            His ALLFORD lineage: George 1899 PA1, Samuel 1864 PA2, Samuel ???? England3.

 

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GEORGE ANDREW ALFORD

 

Alford, George Andrew

“This picture was given to William Carruthers by his grandmother, Lena Carruthers.”

Photo from BillandBarbCarruthers’ Carruthers Family Tree (Ancestry) - used with permission

 

Seated: Mary Anna Beers Alford and George Andrew Alford

The women and baby standing behind them were not identified on the photo

From the collection of Sharon Mitchell Thomas, a great-granddaughter of George and Mary

 

KANE REPUBLICAN

Kane, McKean Co., PA—Saturday, 15 January 1938

 

GEORGE A. ALFRED DIES AT 84; LEAVES 44 DESCENDANTS

 

            Leaving forty-four decendants, George Andrew Alfred, 84, resident of this section for 40 years, succumbed last evening [January 14] at his home on the Highland road. Mr. Alfred had been in ill health for the past six years. Death came at 11:45 o’clock last night.

            He was born in Jefferson county, near Brookville, November 30, 1854 and moved to this section about 40 years ago. On June 11, 1878 he married Margaret A. Beer, who survives him.

            Other sons and daughters are: Mrs. Laura Wing, Fisher; Mrs. Minerva Bennett, Kane; Mrs. Emma Kelley, Mt. Jewett; Mrs. Lena Carruthers, Virgin, N. Y.; and Miss Nettie Alfred, Kane. A daughter, Mrs. Minnie LeRoy, died eight years ago, the first death in the family of 45, six months after Mr. and Mrs. Alfred celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Nineteen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren also survive.

            The Rev. H.A. Young, pastor of the Baptist church, will conduct funeral services from the late home Monday afternoon at 2:30. Interment will be in Forest Lawn cemetery.

 

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Photo from Forest Lawn Cemetery, Kane, McKean Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John K. Pierson

 

AAFA NOTES: His last name is spelled incorrectly as Alfred throughout his obituary.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Anna Beers Alford; daughters Alice Minerva Alford Bennett, Emma Luella Alford Kelley, Laura B. Alford Wing, Minnie Alford Leroy, and Nettie Lavina Alford Schoenthaler; and siblings James Turner Alford and Sarah M. Alford Dunham in this compilation. We included the obituary of his daughter Lena L. Alford Carruthers in New York Obituaries.

            His lineage: George Andrew 1854 PA1, John M. 1812 PA2.

 

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GEORGE FRANKLIN ALLVORD

 

DELAWARE COUNTY DAILY TIMES

Chester, Delaware Co., PA—Thursday, 4 July 1968

 

DEATHS

 

            Allvord, George F.—July 3, 1968, husband of Vannie F. Allvord of 617 West 13th Street. Age 61 years.

            Relatives and friends are invited to attend the funeral services on Saturday munging at 10 o’clock at the Melvin I. Minshall Funeral Home, Middletown and Knowlton Roads. Interment Glenwood Memorial Gardens….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that George Allvord (SS# issued in PA) was born 6 Feb 1907 and died _____ July 1968, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of his son, Leigh D. Allvord; and his father, Daniel Frederick Allvord, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his son Rand David Allvord in California Obituaries; of his sister Helen Elizabeth Allvord Jack in Delaware Obituaries; and of his brother Thomas Edward Allvord in New Jersey Obituaries.

            From Pennsylvania, Birth Records, 1906–1908 (Ancestry): George Franklin Allvord was born 6 Feb 1907 in Barry, Schuylkill Co., PA, son of Daniel Allvord and Nellie Patten.

            George Allvord married Vannie Strunk on 15 Jan 1930:

 

SHAMOKIN NEWS-DISPATCH

Shamokin, Northumberland Co., PA—Thursday, 16 January 1930

 

            Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Strunk and Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Allvord, of Ashland and Gordon, respectively, yesterday celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversaries of their marriages. In the afternoon Miss Vannie Strunk and George Allvord, son and daughter of the celebrating couples, were joined in marriage, thus giving triple significance to the date.

 

            His ALLVORD lineage: George Franklin 1907 PA1, Daniel Frederick 1882 PA2, George W. 1851 PA3.

 

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GEORGE W. ALLVORD

 

Photo from Michelle Miller’s Myron Sausser Family Tree (Ancestry) - used with permission

 

ASHLAND DAILY NEWS

Ashland, Schuylkill Co., PA—Friday, 1 February 1929

 

FATHER LOCAL WOMAN DIES AT LOCUST GAP

 

            George Allovard [sic], 78, of Locust Gap, father of several local people, died yesterday afternoon of pneumonia at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Thomas Klinger, Locust Gap.

            Funeral services will be held at Lavelle in the Lutheran church at ten o’clock. Interment will be made at Lavelle.

            The widow and the following children survive: Mrs. Thomas Klinger, Locust Gap; Mrs. H.D. Sausser, of Ashland; Daniel and Ward, of Gordon; William, of Shamokin; Mrs. Mamie Snyder, of Adams, NY, and Mrs. May Tesno, of Mowry.

 

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Photo from Sunnyside Cemetery, Lavelle, Schuylkill Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joanne Gross Vaughn

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his children Carrie L. Alvord Klinger, Cora Ellen Allvord Sausser, Daniel Frederick Allvord, David Ward Allvord, Mae Rachel Allvord Tesno, and William Ray Alvord Sr. in this compilation.

            Computed from his age at death on his gravestone, he was born 29 Sept 1851.

            From PA Deaths: George died 31 Jan 1929 in Locust Gap, Northumberland Co., PA. He was born in Tower City, Schuylkill Co., PA, son of Fredrick Allvord, mother’s name blank.

 

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GLORIA “JEAN” LONGENECKER ALFORD

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—Wednesday, 7 January 2004

 

            Gloria “Jean” Alford, 71, of Highspire, died Monday evening [January 5] at the Harrisburg Hospital.

            She was a retired employee of Commonwealth National Bank and a member of the Highspire First Church of God. Jean was the daughter of the late Merle and Erma Longenecker.

            Surviving are her husband, Edwin J. Alford, Jr.; one son, Ed Alford and wife, JoAnn of Middletown; one daughter, Kathy Urich and husband, Scott of Highspire; three sisters, Betty Hall Urich of Highspire, Carol Smith of Kitty Hawk, NC and Sandy Sinkovich of Middletown; four granddaughters, Allison Urich of Highspire, Kimberly Urich, Jourdyn Alford and Jenna Alford.

            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday in the Highspire First Church of God. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Lower Paxton Twp. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until service time, Friday in the church.

            K.M. Knight Funeral Home is in charge of the services.

 

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Photo from Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sherry Wortman

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Gloria J. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 27 Feb 1932, last residence Highspire, Dauphin Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Edwin J. “E.J.” Alford, in this compilation.

 

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GRACE K. ZELL ALFORD

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—3 May 2013

 

            Alford, Grace K. (nee Zell). In the early afternoon of April 29, 2013, at 2:32 P.M., Grace went to be with the Lord.

            She is survived by her loving husband, Leslie Ray Alford; her daughters, Bernice (Alford) Lenci and Rosemary (Alford) Ladeau. Her brother, John T. Zell and her grandson, Anthony Latorre.

            To honor her wishes, no Services will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation . A donation page has been set up on their website in her memory.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Grace K. Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 17 May 1943, last residence not listred.

 

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GROVE DEAN ALVORD

 

INDIANA GAZETTE

Indiana, Indiana Co., PA—Tuesday, 14 June 1960

 

            G. Dean Alvord, husband of Frances Porter Alvord, of 82 Church Street, Indiana, passed away unexpectedly in the Indiana Memorial Hospital, on Monday, June 13, 1960.

            He was a son of the late Grove E. and Mary King Alvord and was born May 11, 1891 at North Manlius, N.Y. During the early part of his life, he resided in North Manlius and Kirkville, N.Y., following which he spent some years in Pittsburgh prior to coming to Indiana 23 years ago. Mr. Alvord was a graduate of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and prior to his retirement in June 1959; was manager of the Materials Handling Department for the Syntron Company of Homer City, with whom he had been associated for the past 27 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Pittsburgh; Nortrip Lodge No. 998, F&A.M., Minoa, N.Y.; Indiana Kiwanis Club; and the American Institute of Electrical Engineers, Johnstown Section.

            He is survived by his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Robert A. Olsen of State College; a sister, Mrs. Harry Hubbs of North Manlius, N.Y.; three grandsons, Robert Dean Olsen, Richard Alvord Olsen and Arnold Lee Olsen, all of State College.

            Friends may pay their respect at Robinson-Lytle’s in Indiana today (Tuesday) from 7 to 9 p.m. Mr. Alvord’s remains will then be taken to Elmira, N.Y. where friends will be received on Wednesday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Smith &. Fudge Funeral Home. Services will be conducted there on Thursday, June 16 at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, N.Y.

 

Photo from Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, Chemung Co., NY—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Paul R

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituariesof his wife, Frances May Porter Alvord; and daughter Amy Porter Alvord Olsen, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his father, Grove Edwards Alvord; and sisters Ella Bertha Alvord Hubbs and Helen Clara Alvord in this compilation.

            From New York, County Marriage Records (Ancestry): Grove Dean Alvord, age 25 son of Grove E. Alvord and Mary E. King, married Frances May Porter, age 29 daughter of Frank Porter and _____ Smith, on 21 Nov 1916 in Chemung Co., NY.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Grove Dean 1891 NY1, Grove Edwards 1854 NY2, James Dwight 1825 NY3, James Wadsworth 1795 NY4, Thomas Gould 1763 CT5, Thomas Gould 1742 CT6, Asahel 1720 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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HANNAH M. DAVIS ALVORD

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—Sunday, 10 April 1988

 

            Hannah M. Davis Alvord, 91, a longtime resident of Sharon Hill, died last Sunday [April 3] at the Osteopathic Medical Center of Philadelphia.

            Mrs. Alvord was born in Shamokin [Northumberland Co.], Pa., and had lived in Sharon Hill since 1928. Mrs. Alvord was a former member of the Sharon Hill library board and had served as corresponding secretary. She was a past president of the Sharon Hill Women’s Club and past president of the Trinity Episcopal Church Altar Guild in Collingdale. During World War II, Mrs. Alvord helped make dressings for the American Cancer Society.

            She was the wife of Evan C. Alvord, who died in 1983.

            She is survived by a daughter, Betty Jane Alvord.

            The funeral was Wednesday night at the McCausland-Bathurst Funeral Home in Glenolden. Interment was at the convenience of the family.

            Flowers may be sent or contributions made to the Sharon Hill Library, Sharon Avenue, Sharon Hill 19079.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hannah M. Alvord (SS# issued in PA) was born 9 Dec 1896, last residence Sharon Hill, Delaware Co., PA.

            From SSACI: Hannah’s parents are David H. Davis and Susanna Gottshalk.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Evan Clarence 1896 PA1, George Washington 1865 PA2, David 1828 PA3, George ALLVORD [on his gravestone] 1795 PA4.

 

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HANNAH SHILEY ALVORD

 

LYKENS STANDARD

Lykens, Dauphin Co., PA—Friday, 22 April 1927

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Oscar Ambrose Alvord, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and son David Franklin Alvord in this compilation.

 

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HAROLD C. ALVORD

 

REPUBLICAN & HERALD

Pottsville, Schuylkill Co., PA—Thursday, 16 October 2008

 

            Harold C. Alvord, 80, of Wiconisco, passed away Tuesday at home,

            Born in Wiconisco, June 1, 1928, he was a son of the late David and Myrtle Zerby Alvord.

            He was a graduate of the former Wiconisco High School. He was an Army veteran of World War II.

            He retired as a maintenance engineer from Johnson Bailey Shoe Co., Millersburg, and enjoyed wood working.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Nancy A. Alvord.

            Surviving are a son, Randall S. Alvord, Dalmatia; two daughters, Sheila L. Herb and Lisa A. Alvord, both of Wiconisco; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three sisters and two brothers.

            Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday from John R. Shultz Funeral Home, Lykens, with the Rev. Annette Y. Shutt officiating. There will be no viewing, however, the family will receive relatives and friends from 9 a.m. until the time of services Monday at the funeral home. Interment with military honors will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville. Memorial contributions in his memory may be made to Pinnacle Health Hospice, 3705 Elmwood Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17110.

            Sign the guest book at republicanherald.com

 

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Photo from Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Lebanon Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, B. Felix

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Harold C. Alvord (SS# issued in PA), last residence Wiconisco, Dauphin Co., PA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Nancy A. Houtz Alvord; father, David Franklin Alvord; and siblings Byron Ray “Barney” Alvord, Dawn O. Alvord Ferree, Donald Oscar Alvord, Violet Edith Alvord Bixler in this compilation.

            His ALVORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Harold C. 1928 PA1, David Franklin 1897 PA2, Oscar Ambrose 1875 PA3, Samuel W. 1850 PA4, David 1828 PA5, George ALLVORD [on his gravestone] 1795 PA6.

 

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HAROLD H. ALLFORD

CITIZENS VOICE

Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co., PA—Tuesday, 24 March 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Harold H. Allford, of 306 Fourth St., West Pittston, died Sunday [March 22] at home.

            He was born Dec. 16, 1928, in West Pittston, son of the late Harold and Sarah Simonson Allford and was a graduate of West Pittston High School and Wyoming Seminary Dean School of Business.

            Prior to his retiring in 1984, Mr. Allford was employed by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation as a heavy equipment operator.

            He was an Army veteran and served in the Korean War.

            Mr. Allford was a former council member for West Pittston; member of First United Methodist Church, West Pittston; VFW Post 4909, Dupont.

            Surviving are his wife, the former Muriel Phethean; sons, Hal, Germantown, Md.; Dean, Exeter; daughters, Mrs. Michael (Jan) Blanidina, West Wyoming; Cheryl Marinelli, Exeter; four grandchildren.

            Funeral will be Wednesday at 11 from Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston.... Interment will be in Memorial Shrine Cemetery, Carverton....

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Billy J. Alford (SS# issued in PA), last residence Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA.

 

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HAROLD J. HALFORD

 

TIMES LEADER

Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co., PA—Thursday, 27 May 1993

 

            Harold (Harry) J. Halford, of Broad Street, Pittston, died Tuesday night [May 25] at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center, Plains Township.

            Born in Pittston, he was the son of the late James and Claire Toole Halford. He was a 1952 graduate of Pittston High School. He was an Army veteran. He was employed by Stanley Smith Security at Owens Illinois. He was a retired Pittston police officer, after 22 years of service. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston.

            He was preceded in death by a sister, Joan Tracy.

            Surviving are his wife, the former Shirley Fitzpatrick; daughter, Mrs. Karen Reilly, Pittston; son, James, at home; brother, Donald, Pittston; three grandchildren; several nieces and one nephew.

            Funeral services will be 9 a.m. Friday from the Paul F. Leonard Funeral Home, 575 N. Main St., Pittston, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church.

            Interment will be in the parish cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that H Halford (SS# issued in PA) was born 17 Dec 1934 and died _____ May 1993, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his brother Donald E. Halford in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Harold J. Halford was born 17 Dec 1934 in Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA, son of James Halford and Clare Toole.

 

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HARRIET LOUISE ALVORD ELLIS

 

PAINESVILLE TELEGRAPH

Painesville, Lake Co., OH—31 May 1921

 

MRS. M.E. ELLIS, GIRARD, PENN., BURIED HERE

 

            The remains of Mrs. M.E. Ellis, of Girard, Pennsylvania, were laid to rest in Evergreen Cemetery May 28.

            Mrs. Ellis, was, before he marriage, Harriet Louise Alvord, her childhood days having been spent in Painesville.

            Besides a husband and son, two sisters, Mrs. S.T. Woodman and Lucy B. Alvord, residing here, also a sister, Mrs. F.C. Snell, in Wichita, Kansas, who are left to mourn their loss.

 

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Photo from Evergreen Cemetery, Painesville, Lake Co., OH—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Brad Campbell

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of her brothers Austin Davis Alvord and Charles Jerome Alvord in Michigan Obituaries.

            From PA Deaths: Harriet Louise Ellis was born 22 Nov 1843 in Orange, Essex Co., NJ, and died 26 May 1921 in Girard, Erie Co., PA.

            Harriet was the daughter of Gad White Alvord and Margaret Bush.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her lineage: Harriet Louise 1843 NJ1, Gad White 1817 MA2, Gaius 1788 MA3, Gad 1759 MA4, Gad 1726 MA5, John 1685 MA6, Thomas 1653 CT7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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HARRY BLAINE ALFORD, JR.

 

ERIE TIMES-NEWS

Erie, Erie Co., PA—7 March 2012

 

 

            Harry B. Alford, Jr., age 72, of North East, died on Monday March 5, 2012, at UPMC Hamot after a heart illness.

            He was born on May 25, 1939 in Brookville, Pa. to the late Harry and Faye Ross Alford. Harry was formerly employed as a diesel mechanic and truck driver in North East for 44 years. During his professional career he owned and operated his own truck and drove for Worster Motor Lines, Hammer Mill Papers, and Lake Peterbilt. On December 30, 2003, he retired from Team Hardinger and worked as a security guard at US Security. He enjoyed trucking, ATV riding, radio control truck tractor pulls, country music, and his “Six Door Ford Show Truck”. Harry was a member of the ATV Tractions Club.

            In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Dennis Alford; brother, Richard Alford; and sisters, Anna Jean Slaughenhaupt and Phyllis Greeley.

            He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Loretta Osborne Alford, whom he married August 21, 1971; a son, Tim Alford and wife, Vicky, of North East; daughters, Sherry and Tammy Alford of Phoenix, Ariz.; daughter-in-law, Donnetta Alford of Phoenix, Ariz.; sisters, Bernice Greeley, Romona Barnett, Peggy Spare, Barbara Sines, Marjorie Lewis, and husband, Joseph, and Patricia Lucas and husband, William; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

            Friends may call the William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 South Lake Street, North East on Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 and are invited to a funeral service on Friday at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the McCord Memorial Library at 32 West Main Street, North East, PA 16428.

 

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

            See the obituary of his sister Anna Jean Alford Slaughenhaupt in this compilation.

            His lineage: Harry Blaine 1939 PA1, Harry Blaine 1892 PA2, William 1849 PA3, John 1812 OH4.

 

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HARRY CLARK ALVORD

 

[He died in PA, but we are also including his obituary in New Jersey Obituaries because that was his home.]

 

HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—Saturday, 4 August 1934

 

            Harry C. Alvord, 56, electrical engineer of Bayonne, N. J., died Thursday night in a local hospital after a brief illness. Funeral tomorrow, at the Thayer Funeral Parlors, Penn Yan, N.Y. Burial in Yate county, N.Y. The body may be viewed today, 9 to 10 a.m., at the Dugan Funeral Parlors, 1600 Market street.

            Surviving, widow Mrs. May T. Alvord.

            Member of Masonic Lodge, F. and A. M., N.Y., Masonic Consistory, Knight Templars and the Shrine.

 

In another article:

 

EVENING NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—Saturday, 4 August 1934

 

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of his first wife, Clara Mae Cleveland Alvord; son Maurice Clark Alvord; and father, Clark Leander Alvord in Connecticut Obituaries; and of his second wife, May Topping Alvord, in Vermont Obituaries.

            From PA Deaths: Harry C. Alvord, born 5 May 1876 in CT, son of Clark Alvord and Georgianna Pard, died 2 Aug 1934 in Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA. The informant was May Tapping. He had been in PA for 14 days.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Harry Clark 1878 CT1, Clark Leander 1850 CT2, Chauncey Hart 1803 CT3, Seth 1754 CT4, Seth 1714 MA5, Thomas 1683 MA6, Thomas 1653 CT7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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HARRY H. ALFORD

 

EVENING SENTINEL

Carlisle, Cumberland Co., PA—Saturday, 3 May 1958

 

            Harry H. Alford, West Louther Street, died yesterday in Middlesex Township. He was 79 years old.

            Surviving are three sons, John H., Glendale, Calif.; Arthur, Romena, Calif., and Stanton, Moulma, Calif. [possibly Molma, Placer Co., CA], and a daughter, Mrs. Mariah Throckmorton, Glendale, Calif.

            Funeral services will be held on Monday night at 7 o’clock in the Lutz-Hoffman Funeral Home. 219 North Hanover Street.... Burial will be on Tuesday morning at 11 o’clock at Oakton, Va.

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of his parents, Royal Freeman Alford and Elizabeth Darst Alford; and brother John Newton Alford in Indiana Obituaries.

            California Death Index, 1940–1997 [Ancestry] lists the deaths of 3 of Harry’s children, all born in Indiana, mother’s maiden name Watkins: Marion Virginia Alford Throckmorton (1902–1993), John M. Alford (1906–1986), and Stanton R. Alford (1910–1988).

            1910 census, Harris, St. Joseph Co., IN:

 

Harry H. Alford       head      31      IN PA OH         1st marriage 10 years

                                                                                    General store merchant

Juliet E.                    wife       36      UT Eng CA        1st marriage 10 years

                                                                                    5 children, 5 living

Myrtle E.                  dau          9      IN IN UT

Marian V.                 dau          7

Stanley                     son           6

Hudson                    son           3

Stanton                     son      2/12

Royal                        father     79      PA VT PA         widowed

 

            Next door is the family of Harry’s brother, Orval/Orville Alford and his wife Lulu.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Harry H. 1879 IN1, Royal Freeman 1830 PA2, Hiram 1800 VT3, Oliver 1767 CT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8.

 

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HARRY LAIRD ALFORD

 

NEW CASTLE NEWS

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—Thursday, 30 July 1970

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ July 1970) dates of Harry Alford (SS# issued in PA), last residence New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Caroline E. Glasser Alford; and paternal grandparents, Samuel Scott Alford and Mary E. Kerchoff Alford, in this compilation.

            From his 1940 WWII Draft Card (Ancestry): Harry Laird Alford, age 31, was born 6 June 1909 in New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA. His next of kin is Delores Grace Alford.

            Wedding announcement:

 

NEW CASTLE NEWS

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—Tuesday, 15 September 1936

 

 

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s “Michael Alford Family” in About Alfords, July 1984.

            His lineage: Harry Laird 1909 PA1, Ira Kerchoff 1883 PA2, Samuel Scott 1856 PA3, Arthur Eckles 1827 PA4, John A. 1790 on ship from Ireland5, Michael 1765 Ireland6.

 

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HAZEL ALLFORD EVANS HUFFSMITH

 

TIMES-LEADER, THE EVENING NEWS

Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co., PA—Monday, 31 March 1975

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (March 1975) dates of Hazel Huffsmith (SS# issued in PA), last residence Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Joseph H. Allford and Elizabeth Jones Allford; and siblings Anna Lillian Allford, Elizabeth M. Allford Havard, Ethel Allford, Ruth E. Allford Griffin, and William P. Allford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sisters Harriet Allford Hart and Maude Allford Armstrong in New Jersey Obituaries.

            Hazel’s first husband was Harry J. Evans. She is named in his obituary:

 

WILKES-BARR RECORD

Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co., PA—Thursday, 8 June 1939

 

 

            Her ALLFORD lineage: Hazel 1901 PA1, Joseph H. 1869 PA2, Samuel 1807 England3, Samuel 1782 England4, Thomas 1762 England5.

 

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HELEN D. BRESSLER ALLVORD

 

Helen D. Allvord

Photo from Buffington-Reed Funeral Home

 

THE NEWS-ITEM

Shamokin, Northumberland Co., PA—29 October 2015

 

            Helen D. Allvord, 96, of Fountain [Schuylkill Co.], died Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2015 at her residence.

            She was born on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1919, in Fountain, a daughter of the late Charles Bressler and the late Ida M. Eckler Bressler. She was a 1935 graduate of the former Hegins Twp. High School.

            Helen was a farm worker and a caretaker for her mother and her sister. She was a member of Christ United Church of Christ, Fountain. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society, Tri-Valley Senior Citizens, and the Fountain Willing Workers. Helen was an avid Phillies Fan. She enjoyed crocheting, embroidering, and gardening.

            Her husband Paul A. Allvord died in 1992. She was also preceded in death by her parents; by three brothers Burd Bressler, Clyde Bressler, and James Bressler; and a sister Gertie Bressler.

            She is survived by two sons, Stephen P. Allvord and his wife Mae of Duboistown, and Roger D. Allvord and his wife Mary Jane of Hegins; four grandsons, Paul S. Allvord of Trout Run, Andrew D. Allvord of Hegins, Scott D. Allvord of Pitman, and Michael K. Allvord of Hegins; a granddaughter, Marcie R. Harding of South Williamsport; five great grandsons, Zachary C. Allvord serving in the US Navy, Dominic M. Harding of South Williamsport, Gavin P. Allvord of Trout Run, Anson A. Lenker of Hegins, and Asher A. Allvord of Hegins; two great granddaughters, Annika M. Harding of South Williamsport and Ayla M. Allvord of Hegins; several nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services were held at Christ United Church of Christ, Fountain, on Monday, Oct. 26, with Rev. Michael C Klahr officiating. Burial was made in Fountain Community Cemetery….

 

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

            See the obituary of her husband, Paul Arthur Allvord, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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HELEN E. TAYLOR ALFORD

 

TOWN TALK - CHESTER COUNTY EDITION

Holmes, Delaware Co., PA—Wednesday, 31 October 2007

 

            Helen E. (nee Taylor) Alford, 86, of Ridley Park [Delaware Co.], died Oct. 27 at Fair Acres [York Co.], Middletown Twp.

            Born in Maryland, she had been a resident of Crum Lynne [Delaware Co.] before moving to Ridley Park in 1969.

            She had worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad as a secretary when she as younger.

            Devoted to her family, she was the wife of the late Walter F. Alford, Sr. She is survived by her son, Walter F. Alford, Jr. of Prospect Park; her brother, Kenneth Taylor of FL and one grandson.

            Funeral services were Tuesday from the Minshall Shropshire Bleyler Funeral Home Middletown and Knowlton Rds., Media [Delaware Co.]. Interment was in Pine Grove Cemetery, York County.

            Memorial contributions to Compassionate Care Hospice, 100 Granite Drive, Suite 200, Media, PA 19063 would be appreciated.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            From SSACI: Helen E. Alford was born 30 July 1921 in Perryville, Cecil Co., MD, daughter of John G. Taylor and Nellie R. Watson, and died 27 Oct 2007

            From SSACI: Walter Forrest Alford, born 22 June 1919 in Philadelphia, PA, son of Walter Alford and Alice Miller, died 16 June 1996.

 

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HELEN M. TUJETSCH MORVAY ALFORD

 

ERIE TIMES-NEWS

Erie, Erie Co., PA—Tuesday, 12 April 2011

 

            Helen M. (Tujetsch) Morvay Alford, 93, of Union City, Pa., passed away on Sunday, April 10, 2011, at Meadville Medical Center, Meadville, Pa.

            Helen was born August 7, 1917 in Marshfield, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Fred and Meis (Regina) Tujetsch. She was a homemaker and housewife and was a member of the American Legion, LeBaron Post #237 Ladies Auxiliary, and also of St. Teresa of Avila Catholic Church, Union City, Pa.

            She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Meis Tujetsch; sisters, Cordelia Chundrlek and Mildred Doyle; and brothers, John Tujetsch and Lawrence Tujetsch.

            Survivors include two daughters, Beverely Miller and her husband, Joseph of Canadohta Lake, Union City, Pa. and Jeanette Rush and her husband, Bruce of Powhatan, Virginia; a son, James Morvay and his wife, Charlene of Union City, Pa.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

            Friends are invited to call at the Robert M. Glenn Funeral Home, Inc., 62 South Main Street, Union City, PA, on Wednesday, April 13, 2011 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Teresa Church, 9 Third Avenue, Union City, PA, on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 11 a.m. Rev. Thomas Suppa will officiate with interment in St. Teresa Cemetery, Union City, Pa.

            Memorials are requested to the American Cancer Society , Erie Unit, 2115 West 38th Street, Erie, PA 16508-1925.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Helen M. Alford (SS# issued in PA), last residence Union City, Erie Co., PA.

 

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HELEN T. HALFORD KINNEY

 

CITIZENS VOICE

Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co., PA—Wednesday, 30 June 1999

 

            Helen T. Kinney, 91, of Kingston, died Saturday [June 26] in Mercy Hospital, Wilkes-Barre.

            She was born in Larksville, the daughter of the late Edward and Catherine Kilpatrick Halford.

            Her husband, Thomas, died Oct. 30, 1956 and her son, Thomas, died on July 11, 1998.

            Surviving are, her son, Robert, South Gate, Mich.; daughter-in-law, Betty Kinney, with whom she resided; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

            A Memorial Mass will be held Friday at 9:30, in St. Ignatius Church, Kingston. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Hanover Township....

            Arrangements are by the Corcoran Funeral Home, 20 S. Main St., Plains.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Helen Kinney (SS# issued in PA) was born 1 Jan 1908, last residence Kingston, Luzerne Co., PA.

 

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HENRY ALFORD

 

BEAVER COUNTY TIMES

Beaver, Beaver Co., PA—10 November 2011

 

 

            Henry Alford went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011, in the Beaver Valley Nursing Home.

            Born Sept. 28, 1935 in Aliquippa, he was the husband of the late Betty Jean Alford and the son of the late Clarence and Lonie Alford. He graduated from Aliquippa High School. He was a member of Greater Emmanuel A.M.E. Zion Church. He worked for People’s Natural Gas for 27 years and delivered the Little News for 30 years.

            He was a loving and caring father of Vernice Norman (Greg) of Pittsburgh, Terence Alford of Marietta, GA, Carl Alford of Erie, and Sheila Alford, Andrienna Alford, Belinda Alford and Charles Alford, all of Aliquippa.

            He had 19 grandchildren, 13 greatgrandchildren, two sisters, Lois Alexander, Long Island, NY, and Ruth Pickett (George) of Sharon, PA; one brother, Len Alford of Aliquippa, and a loving host of nieces, nephews, great niece and great nephews, cousins and friends.

            He was preceded in death by a brother, Robert Alford, and a sister, Doris Wesley.

            Viewing will be held Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Christian Lighthouse, Ravine/Highland Avenue, Aliquippa, where a service will follow at 11 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Aliquippa.

            The family would like to extend a special thank you to Beaver Elderly Care, staff at the Medical Center, and Beaver Valley Nursing.

            Arrangements are entrusted to Sheffieldpitts Funeral Home of Aliquippa, 920 Franklin Ave., Antonio Pitts, Funeral Director.

 

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

            See the obituaries of his brothers Len L. Alford Sr. and Robert Alford Sr. in this compilation.

            As of 2015, Henry has no grave marker, but he is buried next to his wife’s marked grave.

 

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HENRY FORSYTHE ALVORD

 

KANE REPUBLICAN

Kane, McKean Co., PA—Tuesday, 13 December 1921

 

MURDERCASE; ALVORD DIED FROM WOUND

VICTIM OF JOE TWILLIGER’S ASSAULT IN BRADFORD FEW WEEKS AGO

WIDOW ANDTHREE YOUNG CHILDREN LEFT

 

Bradford, Dec. 13—Henry F. Alvord, a well known oil well driller, died yesterday morning at the Bradford hospital at 6:45 o’clock, the victim of Joe Terwilliger of the “Bungaloo,” who stabbed him in the abdomen on Sunday afternoon, November 27. Terwilliger was charged with felonious assault with intent to kill and was scheduled for trial at the present term of criminal court, but previous to Alvord’s death the district attorney had decided to continue the case to await the results of Alvord’s illness.

            After learning of the death of the death of the victim of the stabbing affray, District Attorney Potter stated that he would change the charge against Terwilliger to that of murder, some time this week.

            The stabbing took place in the “Bungaloo,” where Terwilliger had rooms and where several men seemed to be gathered for the afternoon. From what could be learned by the police it is the supposition that Terwilliger was chasing Henry Grassi, one of the men present, with whom he was having a row, when the fatal stabbing took place. It seems that Alvord stepped from a bath room directly into the path of the pursuer of Grassi and therefore received the thrust of the butcher knife, which was intended for Grassi.

            Alvord told County Detective Allison at the hospital a few days after the affray, that the knife was implanted in his (Alvord’s) abdomen when he came out of the bath room. He was not prepared, naturally, for any such onslaught, and had he been, could no doubt have protected himself to some extent against the pursuer of Grassi. He said the knife blade was in so deep in his vitals that Terwilliger had to brace one hand against Alvord’s body in order to pull out the knife with the other.

            Terwilliger, the prisoner, has claimed right along that he could not remember just what started the fracas which ended in the deadly Alvord, and was too drunk to know what transpired. He did say, however, at the local police station: “If it had not been for Grassi all of this would not have happened,” stating that his row was with Grassi and not with the man who has been lying at death’s door for two weeks.

            The stabbing was performed with an old butcher knife which perforated the intestines of Alvord. An operation was necessary and this was in the hands of. Drs. Hogan and Paton who found it necessary to remove several inches of intestines. Alvord has had every attention known to medical skill and for a time it looked as if he might effect a recovery, but such was not the case. It is understood that Alvord has felt from the first that he could not recover from his wound.

            Mr. Alvord had been employed as a driller by L.S. Greer, contractor, of Gillmor, and was highly thought of by the oil men of this section who greatly regret the extremely tragic affair which has brought to an untimely close the life of their friend. Deceased was a man of big stature and was manly looking. He was highly respected by many friends and his family have the sympathy of many in their sorrow.

            Deceased was born December 31, 1881, at Independence, N.Y.

            He is survived by a wife, Maude M. Alvord, and three children, one daughter Virginia and two sons, George and Glenn, of this city; also by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. E.W. Alvord, of Independence, N.Y., and one sister, Mrs. Alice Warfield, of this city.

 

In another article:

 

KANE REPUBLICAN

Kane, McKean Co., PA—Tuesday, 6 June 1922

 

TWILLIGER PLEADS GUILTY

 

            The case of Joseph Twilliger, indicted for the murder of Henry K. Alvord at Bradford in December last, was disposed of without trial. When arraigned Twilliger pleaded not guilty to the charge of murder in the first degree but through his attorneys, Melvin and Shattuck, offered a plea of guilty to voluntary manslaughter. This plea was accepted by the district attorney and the court sentenced Twilliger to serve not less than seven nor more than ten years in the penitentiary.

 

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Photo from Oak Hill Cemetery, Bradford, McKean Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mare

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his second wife, Maude Heath Alvord, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his son George Elmer “Ted” Alford; and grandson Norman J. Alvord in New York Obituaries.

            Henry’s first wife was Emily Jessie Brainard (1880–1909). Maude was the mother of the 3 children named in Henry’s obituary.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Henry Forsythe 1880 NY1, George Washington 1858 NY2, Elbridge 1832 NY3, Lyman 1794 CT4, Asahel Gould 1769 CT5, Asahel 1746 CT6, Asahel 1720 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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HERMAN CALDWELL ALFORD

 

[He died in OH, but we are including his obituary here because his home was in PA.]

 

NEW CASTLE NEWS

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—Wednesday, 16 August 1911

 

HERMAN ALFORD IS DROWNED AT ASHTABULA, O.

 

            Herman C. Alford, an employe of the Pennsylvania company, whose home is at 713 County Line street, this city, lost his life by drowning in the harbor at Ashtabula, O., Friday afternoon [August 11]. The incidents surrounding his death are most pathetic as the accident leaves fatherless four little children, the oldest of whom is five years of age.

            Mr. Alford was one of the well known young men of the Eastside and his bereaved wife and parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Alford, who reside in Shenango township, have the sympathy of scores of friends in their sorrow.

            The accident happened about 2 o’clock. In company with a young man by the name of Fisher, from Mahoningtown, also a railroad man, Mr. Alford went bathing in the harbor. There is a fine beach at this point, but at times, there is strong undercurrent just off the shore. When the men had reached a point about 200 feet from the life saving station, Mr. Alford, with a cry, threw up his hands, and sank out of eight. He never came to the surface again. His companion had a hard struggle to reach the shore, but finally came near enough that he was rescued.

            Life guards went to the rescue at once, but although they dived many times at the spot whore Mr. Alford had disappeared, they could not locate the body, and it was not until two hours later that by the use of grappling hooks, the body was recovered, about 300 feet from the place where he sank. The water is about seven feet deep at this point.

            It is not known exactly what happened. Mr. Alford, while probably not an expert swimmer, was able to take care of himself in the water, under ordinary circumstances. It may be that he was seized with cramps, although it seems more probable that the undercurrent carried him down, as it is very strong at this point at times. Had he come to the surface the second and third times, it is probable that the life guards might have saved him, as it was only a couple of hundred feet out from the shore that, the accident happened.

            Word was telephoned to this city about 5 o’clock in the afternoon, shortly after the body was recovered, and his father left immediately for Ashtabula, accompanying the remains home Saturday morning. A sister of the wife went to her home shortly after the sad message was received here, and attempted to tell her of her loss, but was unable to do so, and the news was broken by others of the family.

            Mr. Alford had been in Ashtabula only about two months. He had been employed by the Pennsylvania company as brakeman, for some time, and this summer, went to Ashtabula to work in the yards there.

            The deceased was born in Princeton, and had lived in Lawrence county all his life. He was the son of Frank and Mary Alford of Shenango township, both of whom survive him. He was 30 years or age last April.

            In addition to the parents, he is survived by his wife, Mrs. Anna Alford, and four little children, Anna L., aged five years; Francis P., aged three; Chester H., aged two years; and William H., one year of age. He leaves two brothers. James D. Alford of Kansas City, and F.F. Alford, at home; also one sister, Mrs. William Holcomb, of Taft, Cal.

            He was a member of the Neshannock United Presbyterian church, and was a young man of excellent characteristics. His tragic death will bring sorrow to scores of friends, as he was popular with all who knew him, both in business and in social life.

            The remains were brought to Lutton’s undertaking rooms today, and later taken to the residence in County Line street, where short services will be held at 2 o’clock Monday afternoon. The remains will then be taken to Herman church where services will be held at 3 o’clock. Interment will be made at Herman cemetery.

 

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Photo from Hermon-Union Cemetery, Princeton, Lawrence Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Denzinger

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Anna B. Bratschie Alford; parents Frank P. Alford and Mary F. McCurdy Alford; and siblings Edna Mae Alford Holcomb and James Delbert Alford in this compilation.

            From PA Marriages: Herman Caldwell Alford, age 24, married Anna B. Bratchie on 19 Apr 1905 in Lawrence Co., PA.

            For more information about this family, see “Michael Alford Family,” About Alfords, July 1984, pages 11–13

            His lineage: Herman Caldwell 1881 PA1, Frank P. 1856 PA2, Thomas J. 1827 PA3, John A. 1790 on ship in transit from Ireland4, Michael 1765 Ireland5.

 

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HILDA A. ALFORD SHARP

 

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—13 January 2002

 

            Sharp, Hilda A. (Alford)—Age 91, of Pleasant Hills, on January 11, 2002; wife of the late James W.; loving mother of Joyce S. (Richard) Mazingo, of Pleasant Hills and Judy (Bill) Rosenhoover, of Baldwin; sister of Edward “Ted” Alford, of MI, Mildred Rowe, of West Mifflin and the late Edna Benson; grandmother of William and Jeffrey Rosenhoover, Jennifer Kotkiewicz and Christopher Mazingo; great-grandmother of Ronnie, Jake, Sarah, Matthew, Katie, Jordan, Alex and Seth.

            Hilda was a retiree of Bell Telephone after 20 years of service and a member of the Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church.

            Visitation will be 2-4 & 7-9pm Sun. at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home, Inc., 301 Curry Hollow Rd., Pleasant Hills, where service will be held 11am Mon.

            Interment Jefferson Memorial Park. Memorial contributions may be made to the Pleasant Hills Community Presbyterian Church, Old Clairton Rd., Pgh., PA 15236.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Hilda A. Sharp (SS# issued in PA) was born 7 Jan 1911, last residence Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her sister Mildred E. Rowe Alford in this compilation.

 

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HORATIO S. ALFORD

 

THE AGITATOR

Wellsboro, Tioga Co., PA—Wednesday, 7 March 1923

 

            Horatio S. Alford, of Tioga, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. John S. Stevens, in Blossburg, last Tuesday morning [February 27], after a long illness. He had been in poor health for several months and had been receiving treatment at the Blossburg hospital.

            Besides his widow he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. John S. Stevens.

            Funeral services were held Friday; burial in Tioga.

 

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Photo from Evergreen Cemetery, Tioga, Tioga Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, TSOtime

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Mary E. Doan Alford; daughter Bess B. Alford Stevens; and mother, Ruth N. Lindsey Alford, in this compilation.

            From PA Deaths: His death certificate says he was born 8 Feb 1854, and the 1900 census says Feb 1854, but his gravestone says 1853. His parents are listed as Stephen Alford and Ruth Lindsey.

            Horatio, age 8 born PA, is listed on the 1860 census in Tioga, Tioga Co., PA, with his parents, S.C. Alford 42 NY and Ruth Alford 25 PA, and his brother James 5 PA.

            In 1870 they are still in Tioga: Stephen C. Alford, grocer age 52 born NY; Ruth 38 PA; and Horatio 17 PA. James, who was born in 1855, died in 1863.

            Everyone in this family is buried in Evergreen Cemetery in Tioga, Tioga Co., PA.

            His lineage: Horatio S. 1853 PA1, Stephen C. 1817 NY2.

 

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HUSTON A. ALFORD

 

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—25 November 1997

 

            Alford, Huston A., 89, of Latrobe, formerly of Aiken, S.C., and Baltimore, died Nov. 22. Barnhart Funeral Home, Greensburg.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Huston A. Alford (SS# issued in MS) was born 23 Dec 1907, last residence not listed.

 

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IRENE ALICE ALFORD ILLIG

 

PITTSBURGH PRESS

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—Monday, 16 November 1987

 

            On Sat, Nov. 14, 1987, Irene Alford Illig, of Crafton, wife of the late George L.; beloved mother of George L. Jr., of Green Tree, Barbara I. Rahenkamp, of Lexington, KY, Carol I. Nolan, of Hendersonville, NC and the late Charles A. Illig; also survived by 11 grandchildren & four great-grandchildren.

            Friends received at the Hershberger-Stover, Inc, Funeral Home, 176 Noble Ave, Crafton, on Mon., 2-4 & 7-9, where Funeral Service will be held Tues. at 11 a.m. If desired Memorial Contributions may be made to the Crafton United Presbyterian Church, Bradford Ave, Pgh. 15205.

 

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Photo from Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jean Doherty

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Irene Illig (SS# issued in PA) was born 11 Oct 1894 and died _____ Nov 1987, last residence Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Jonathan J. Alford and Adah Blanch Jones Alford, in this compilation.

            From Presbyterian Church Records, 1701-1970 (Ancestry): Alice Irene Alford was born 11 Oct 1894, daughter of Jonathan J. and Adah B. Alford. She was baptized 10 March 1895 at Lawrenceville Presbyterian Church in Pittsburgh, PA.

            Marriage announcement—her mother’s name misspelled as Adam:

 

PITTSBURGH POST

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—Saturday, 29 November 1919

 

 

            Her lineage: Irene Alice 1894 PA1, Jonathan J. 1866 PA2, John 1839 PA3, William 1808 NY4, John 1780 MA5.

 

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IRENE EDITH KNORR ALVORD

 

Irene Knorr Alvord

Photo from PattyNey75’s MCNALIS/KNORR Family Tree (Ancestry) - used with permission

 

THE CITIZEN-STANDARD

Valley View, Schuylkill Co., PA—14 April 2004

 

            Irene E. Alvord, 97, of Lykens, formerly of Wiconisco, died Wednesday, March 31, at Holy Spirit Hospital, Camp Hill.

            Born June 15, 1916, at Wiconisco, she was a daughter of the late Gurney and Josephine Kolva Knorr. She was a graduate of the former Lykens High School; and a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Wiconisco, where she taught Sunday School for over 50 years.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Edgar G. Alvord; a son, Robert Alvord; four brothers, Gurney, James, Walter, and Raymond; and three sisters, Dolly Whitmore, Margaret Knorr, and Ina Lou McNalis.

            Surviving are a daughter, Margaret Calnon of Lykens; two sons, John Alvord of Williamstown and Terry Alvord of Arizona; a step-sister, Marlene Wiest of Lykens; two step-brothers, Lester Enterline of Camp Hill, and Russell Enterline of Carsonville; two half-sisters, Carol Mattern of Elizabethville, and Joyce Clark of Klingerstown; eight grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 3, at her church, with the Rev. Ann B. Overmiller officiating. Interment was in Calvary United Methodist Cemetery.

            Memorial contributions may be made to her church, PO Box 320, Wiconisco, PA 17097. John R. Shultz Funeral Home, Lykens, was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Irene E. Alvord (SS# issued in PA), but list her death date as 1 March 2004, last residence Wiconisco, Dauphin Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Edgar George Alvord, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son Terry Alan Alvord in Arizona Obituaries.

            Her middle name is from her SSACI record.

 

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IRIS JO-ANN ALVORD KENNEDY

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—Tuesday, 26 April 2016

 

            Iris Jo-Ann Kennedy (Alvord), 77, of Camp Hill [Cumberland Co.], passed away peacefully on Friday, April 22, 2016 at home surrounded by her loving family.

            Born October 3, 1938 in Shamokin, PA, she was the daughter of the late William R. Alvord Sr. and Maude M. (Herb) Alvord.

            Mrs. Kennedy was a retired bookkeeper from the American Legion Auxillary in Wormleysburg. She was a member of the American Legion Post #751 and the Enola Sportsmen’s Association. She fondly enjoyed genealogy and was a firm believer in God and her unwavering faith allowed her to unselfishly spend her entire life making sure her family and close friends were never in need.

            She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 55 years, Brooks E. Kennedy and 4 brothers: William R. Alvord Jr., Robert T. Alvord Sr., Harold F. Alvord Sr. and Fayne L. Alvord.

            Surviving are four sons: Scott A. Kennedy and his companion, Susan Fisher, of Enola; Brooks T. Kennedy of Enola; Michael T. Kennedy and his wife, Lisa, of Dillsburg; and Mark D. Kennedy of Altamonte Springs, FL; a daughter, Amy Jo Berkheimer, and her husband, Bob of Shermans Dale; three sisters: Betty K. Schlegel of Lebanon; Dorothy L. Halavaty of Warner Robins, GA; and Twila M. Wilson of Hamden, CT; and 2 daughter-in-laws: Merry E. Fetterolf of Dauphin; and Elena A. Cummings of York; 11 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild.

            Private services and arrangements will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. There will be no viewing or visitation.

            In lieu of flowers, the family requests all memorial contributions be made to Hospice of Central Pennsylvania, 1320 Linglestown Road, Harrisburg, PA 17110 whose compassion was invaluable to the family.

 

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Photo from Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Bob Saber

 

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

            See the obituaries of her father, William Ray Alvord Sr.; and brothers Fayne Lewis Alvord, Robert Thomas Alvord Sr., and William Ray Alvord Jr. in this compilation.

            Her probable ALVORD lineage: Fayne Lewis 1924 PA1, William Ray 1889 PA2, George W. ALLVORD 1851 PA3.

 

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ISABELLE BROWN ALFORD

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—Thursday, 15 March 2012

 

 

            Isabelle B. (Brown) Alford, 86, of Camp Hill died at Claremont Nursing & Rehabilitation Center on Monday, March 12, 2012. She was born in Delmar, DE on Friday, May 29, 1925 daughter of the late John and Hattie Elliot Brown. Isabelle was the wife of Robert Lee Alford who she married on October 10, 1951.

            Isabelle graduated from Delmar High School as part of the class of 1943 and was the head majorette in the school band. She was a 51 year member of Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Mechanicsburg. Isabelle loved to read books and was known to finish one or two books a week. She had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. Isabelle had a collection of over 125 bells which the children enjoyed counting for her. Above all, she was a very kind and loving mother who never raised her voice.

            Isabelle’s survivors include her loving husband of 60 years: Robert Lee Alford; a daughter Monta E. Gentile and her husband Gerald S. of Camp Hill; a son Robert Lee Alford Jr. and his wife Deborah T. of Camp Hill; a grandson Brian E. Alford; a sister Esther Tomasetti of Claymont, DE and several nieces and nephews. Among those preceding Isabelle in death are her siblings: Charles Brown; Betty Ann Brown; William F. Brown and Mary Ellen Byrd.

            All are welcome to join Isabelle’s family at her viewing on Saturday, March 17, 2012, from 10:00 a.m.,until time of service at 11:00 a.m., at Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, with Reverend Norm A. Evans officiating. Entombment will immediately follow in Rolling Green Memorial Park, Camp Hill.

            The family suggests memorial contributions to: Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, 5000 Simpson Ferry Rd., Mechanicsburg, PA 17055.

            Isabelle’s family has entrusted her care to Myers-Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory, (717) 766-3421, www.Myers-Buhrig.com. Please share your memories and photos of Isabelle and offer your condolences at www.SharingSpecialMemories.com or www.Myers-Buhrig.com.

 

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

            See the obituary of her husband, Robert Lee Alford Sr., in this compilation.

 

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J.C. ALLFORD

 

WILKES-BARRE RECORD

Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co., PA—Wednesday, 30 January 1895

 

            J.C., aged 3 years and 4 months, son of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Alford of Hamtown [Liuzerne Co.], died yesterday [January 29]. Funeral this afternoon at the home at 2 o’clock, and interment in Pittston Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Samuel Allford Sr. and Anna Pointon Allford; and brothers George Allford, Samuel Allford Jr., and William H. Allford in this compilation.

            His ALLFORD lineage: J.C. 1891 PA1, Samuel 1864 PA2, Samuel ???? England3.

 

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JACK ALFRED

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER/DAILY NEWS

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—Friday, 27 February 2009

 

            Alfred Jack, Feb. 25, 2009. Husband of the late Evelyn, loving father of David (Barbara) Alfred and Brenda (Arnold) Steinman; beloved grandfather of Elise (Bryan) Duszak, John (Patricia) Alfred, Renee (Kyle) Kemmer, Shari (Patrick) Janovsky and Ross (Amy) Steinman; dear great grandfather of Noah, Lucas and Ethan Kemmer, and Jack Janovsky.

            Relatives and friends are invited to Funeral Services, Friday 11 A.M. precisely, at Cong. Ohev Shalom, 2 Chester Road, Wallingford PA 19086. Int. Brookhaven Cemetery. Shiva will be observed at the home of Brenda and Arnold Steinman. Contributions in his memory may be made to Cong. Ohev Shalom.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jack Alfred (SS# issued in MA) was born 4 March 1917, last residence Chester, Delaware Co., PA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Evelyn Levine Alfred, in this compilation.

 

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JACK E. ALFORD

 

ERIE TIMES-NEWS

Erie, Erie Co., PA—15 June 2003

 

            Jack E. Alford, 72, 331 W. 21st St., died Wednesday, June 11, 2003, at Saint Vincent Health Center.

            He was born Sept. 7, 1930, in Ellwood City [Lawrence Co.], son of the late Roland B. and Bessie Rankin Alford.

            He worked for York Foundry for many years. He attended school in Ellwood City. He was a member of Moose Lodge No. 101 in clarion, the American Legion Rogers Israel Post No. 11 and the Cascade Club. He enjoyed stock car racing, fishing, hunting and bowling.

            He was preceded in death by a brother, Manford Alford; a daughter, Vicky Ann Alford; and a grandson, Jeffery Kennedy Jr.

            Survivors include his wife of 29 years, Charlene E. Hoover Brown; a son, Edward Alford of Anchorage, Alaska; a daughter, Jacki Alford Campbell of Clearwater, Fla.; a stepson, David T. “Jed” Brown; a stepdaughter, Becky Brown Kennedy and her husband, Jeff, of Wister, Okla.; 11 grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

            Services are private and at the convenience of the family. The Scott Funeral Home, 2104 Myrtle St., Erie, is handling the arrangements.

            Memorials may be made to the family in care of the Scott Funeral Home, 2104 Myrtle St., Erie, PA 16502.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jack E. Alford (SS# issued in PA), last residence Erie, Erie Co., PA.

            See the obituaries of his daughter Vickie Ann Alford; and father, Rolland Bernard Alford, in this compilation.

            His lineage: Jack E. 1930 PA1, Rolland Bernard 1898 PA2, Edward Rankin 1872 PA3, John Marion 1843 PA4, John M. 1812 PA5.

 

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JACOB ALVORD

 

HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—Saturday, 23 March 1907

 

            J.M. Alvord received word of the death of his father, Jacob Alvord, at his home in Lykens late Thursday night. Mr. Alvord was 70 years old the day of his death. The funeral will be held Sunday.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his son Jacob M. Alvord in this compilation.

            From PA Deaths: Jacob Alvord, born 21 March 1837 in Schuylkill Co., PA, son of George Alvord and Elizabeth Shamper, died 21 March 1907 in Lykens, Dauphin Co., PA.

 

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JACOB M. ALVORD

 

HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—Tuesday, 19 November 1918

 

JACOB M. ALVORD, MARRIAGE LICENSE CLERK, IS DEAD AFTER A LONG ILLNESS

 

            Jacob M. Alvord, a well-known resident of Millersburg for years, and for almost three years marriage license clerk in the office of County Recorder James E. Lentz, died last night [November 18] at his home, following a lingering illness. He had not been able for the last several months to attend to his duties in the Recorder’s office. Death was caused by Bright’s disease.

            Mr. Alvord’s mother, Mrs. Caroline Negley, survives.

            Mr. Alvord until a few years ago was in charge of the Alvord-Reamer Manufacturing Company in Millersburg, which he established in that borough. Prior to that time he was for years in the employ of the Kenney Shoe Company, New York.

            Years ago Mr. Alvord was a well-known baseball player in this section of the state, and was a battery mate of Sumner S. Bowman, now an attorney, who at one time was a professional league pitcher.

            While marriage license clerk, Mr. Alvord issued certificates to many hundreds of couples. He was well-known in the city and Millersburg and his genial disposition and pleasant greeting won many friends for him. He was a member of the Masonic order for a number of years.

 

In another article:

 

HARRISBURG TELEGRAPH

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—Friday, 22 November 1918

 

JACOB M. ALVORD’S FUNERAL

 

MILLERSBURG, Pa., Nov. 22—Funeral services were held .yesterday afternoon at 2 o’clock for Jacob M. Alvord, deputy county recorder at the home of S.F. Michael, Market street, in charge of the Rev. M.L. Burgermaster, of Grace United Evangelical Church. Susquehanna lodge, Masons, had charge of the funeral.

            Among those present from out of town were Scott Hemperly, Harrisburg; Mr. and Mrs. George Myers and Mrs. Jacob Alvord, of Lykens, and County Recorder James E. Lentz and family, of Elizabethville.

            Floral tributes were sent by Harrisburg Consistory, the Masons of Youngstown, Ohio; Zembo Temple, the Modern Woodmen, the Red Men, employes of the courthouse, Mr. and Mrs. Reichenbach, Miss Burger and Mr. and Mrs. Lentz.

 

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Permission granted by the photographer, Bruce Speck

 

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

            Jacob is listed with his mother, Caroline Neagley, on the 1900 (Luzerne Co.) and 1910 (Dauphin Co.) censuses. In 1900, Caroline, widowed but married 6 years, says she had 2 children, 1 living; in 1910, listed as a widow, she has 1 child, 1 living.

            In 1880, Jacob Alvord, age 18, is living in Millersburg, Dauphin Co., PA, with his mother, Caroline Brookens, married age 33.

            From PA Deaths: Jacob M. Alvord was born 23 May 1862 in Dauphin Co., son of Jacob Alvord and Caroline Smith.

 

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JAMES ALFORD

 

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—Sunday, 8 December 2002

 

            Alford, James, 84, of North Side, died Dec. 2. Robinson Funeral Home, Perry Hilltop.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 17 Dec 1917, last residence Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA.

            From SSACI: James Alford was born 17 Dec 1917 In Dougherty [Co.?], GA, son of Tom Alford and Sylvia Johnson.

 

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JAMES ARTHUR ALFORD

AAFA #0384

Brother of Doris Alford Vetri, AAFA #0303, and Thelma Frieda Alford Harman, AAFA #0397

 

James Arthur Alford’s high school graduation picture

 

James & Wilda on their wedding day, 27 April 1946

 

Source unknown

Berks Co., PA—_____ December 1991

Included in AAFA ACTION, March 1992

 

            James A. Alford, 69, widower of Betty (Kenderdine) Seyfert-Alford, of Birdsboro RD 3, died Friday [December 6] afternoon at his home after a lengthy illness.

            Born in the Germantown section of Philadelphia, he was a son of the late James L. and Freda C. (Holzmuller) Alford.

            Mr. Alford was a reactor operator and foreman for the former Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. plant in Pottstown and the Occidental Chemical Co. plant in Pottstown for a total of 38 years, until his retirement in 1985.

            He was a U.S. Army Air Corps veteran of World War II, serving as a mechanic for the Flying Tigers bomber group.

            Mr. Alford was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Pottstown; the German Club of Pottstown; VFW Post 411 and American Legion Post 626, both of Birdsboro; the Sportsmen’s Club of Birdsboro; and Gibraltar Fire Co.

            Surviving are two sons, James R. Alford, at home, and David R. Alford of Pottstown; two daughters, Carol, wife of Kenneth Rhoads of Pottstown and Eileen, wife of Ronald Boone of Virginia Beach, Va.; one brother, Walter Alford of Fayettesville; two sisters Doris, wife of Sebastian Vetri of Telford, and Thelma, wife of Robert Harman of Mesa, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

            Mr. Alford is also survived by a friend, Wilda M. (Rogers) Alford-Harmon, with whom he resided.

            A funeral will be 10 a.m. Tuesday from Warker-Troutman Funeral Home, 726 High St., Pottstown.

            The Rev. Dr. Roland C. Turnbach, Pastor of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, will officiate.

            Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park.

            A viewing will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

            Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, in care of Robert Moses, Continental Bank and Trust Co., 205 High St., Pottstown, 19464.

 

Photo from Highland Memorial Park, Pottstown, Montgomery Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, James Shanta

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that James A. Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 5 Jan 1922, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his first wife, Wilda Mae “Billie” Rogers Alford Harmon, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Thelma Frieda Alford Harman in Arizona Obituaries.

            James married Wilda Mae Rogers on 27 Apr 1946, and she was the mother of his children. Doris, James’ younger sister, reports that for a time when she was a teenager, James and his family lived next door to his parents, and Doris frequently babysat for James’s children. James and Wilda eventually divorced and remarried. James remarried Betty (last name unknown), and Wilda married Lonnie Harmon. Both James and Wilda outlived their second spouses. Wilda moved back to Pennsylvania and back in with James when he developed cancer and took care of him until he died.

            For more information on this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of John Alford, b. ca1802 NC.

            His lineage: James Arthur 1922 PA1, James Luther 1898 TX2, George Washington 1855 AL3, John Madison 1826 GA4, John 1801 NC5.

 

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JAMES BRAZER ALVORD

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—Saturday 15 March 1913

 

            Alvord—14th inst., James B. Alvord. Friends invited to attend the funeral, residence, 600 S. 42d st., Mon. 11 a.m. Interment private.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Sarah Allen Wilson Alvord; son James Lesley Alvord; and mother, Mary Allen Alvord, in this compilation.

            From Samuel Morgan Alvord, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord An Early Settler of Windsor, Conn. and Northampton, Mass. (Webster, NY: A.D. Andrews, Printer, 1908), p. 371:

 

 

            James shares a large four-sided monument in Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA, with his wife, his mother, his sister Sarah Isabella Alvord, and his son James Lesley Alvord.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: James Brazer 1826 MA1, Alfred 1789 MA2, Caleb 1751 MA3, Elijah 1719 MA4, John 1685 MA5, Thomas 1653 CT6, Alexander 1627 England7, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England8.

 

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JAMES C. ALFORD

 

MORNING CALL

Allentown, Lehigh Co., PA—Tuesday, 22 December 1992

 

            James C. Alford, Sr., 62, of Easton, died Monday [December 21] in Easton Hospital.

            He was last employed by Ingersoll-Rand Co., Phillipsburg.

            Born in Cuthbert, Calif. [sic: GA], he was a son of the late Emmitt Sr. and Willie Alford. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, Easton.

            Survivors: Sons, James C. Alford Jr., David Alford, Joseph Alford, Bradley Carter and Billy Carter, all of Easton, and Jamal Alford, in Missouri; daughters, Willie Pearl Baker of LaGrange, Ga., and Erma Jean Roland, Holly Riddick, Victoria Queen, Bridgette Jones, Beverly Jones and Josephine Ward, all of Easton; brothers, Willie C. Alford, Emmitt Alford Jr., Jimmy Alford, Clarence Alford and Ovie Lee Graddy, all of Easton; 17 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by Eddie James Sutton of Easton, whom he raised.

            Services: 11 a.m. Saturday in the church. Call 10-11 a.m. Saturday in the church. Arrangements, Strunk Funeral Home, Berwick Street at Reynolds, Easton.

 

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Photo from Hays Cemetery, Easton, Northampton Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Richard Hrazanek (under the Creative Commons Attribution License cc-by-2.5)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Willie Alford; and brothers Clarence Alford Sr., Emmett Alford Jr., James “Lank” Alford, and Willie C. Alford in this compilation.

            His lineage: James C. 1930 GA1, Emmett 1893/1898 GA2, Cade 1870 GA3, Richard 1839 GA4.

 

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JAMES DELBERT ALFORD

 

NEW CASTLE NEWS

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—Friday, 2 January 1976

 

            James D. Alford, 88, of 211 W. Moody Ave., died at 3:30 a.m. on Thursday in Overlook Medical Clinic in New Wilmington after an extended illness.

            He was born in Shenango Township, Lawrence County, on June 7, 1887, to the late Frank. P. and Mary McCurdy Alford. He was a retired carpenter. Mr. Alford was a member of Neshannock United Presbyterian Church, and a veteran of World War I, with the U.S. Army serving on the Italian front.

            He is survived by his wife, the former S. Mae Weir, to whom he had been married for 56 years; a brother F. Floyd Alford of the Fairground Road.

            He was preceded in death by a brother Herman and a sister Mrs. Edna Holcomb.

            Friends will he received at the Robert A. Myers Home for Funerals, 208 N. Jefferson St., from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday. The service will be at 2 p.m. on Sunday, at the funeral home, conducted by the Rev. Virgil A. Barnes of the church. Burial will follow in Castle View Burial Park.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of James Alford (SS# issued in NM), last residence New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA.

            See the obituaries of his parents Frank P. Alford and Mary F. McCurdy Alford; and siblings Edna Mae Alford Holcomb and Herman Caldwell Alford in this compilation.

            He is James Delbert Alford on his WWI and WWII Draft Registrations.

            Wedding announcement:

 

NEW CASTLE NEWS

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—Wednesday, 28 May 1919

 

 

            For more information about this family, see “Michael Alford Family,” About Alfords, July 1984, pages 11–13

            His lineage: James Delbert 1887 PA1, Frank P. 1856 PA2, Thomas J. 1827 PA3, John A. 1790 on ship in transit from Ireland4, Michael 1765 Ireland5.

 

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JAMES DORMAN HALFORD, JR.

 

Photo from Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home

 

INTELLIGENCER JOURNAL

Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PA—Wednesday, 14 May 2008

 

            James D. Halford Jr., 80, was called home to be with the Lord on Sunday, May 11th, 2008 at the Essa Flory Hospice Center.

            Jim was born October 23rd, 1927 in Batesburg, South Carolina, and was the son of the late James Dorman Halford and Mary (Jaudon) Halford.

            Jim was also the loving husband of his devoted wife, Rose (Micciche) Halford, who went to the Lord before him on August 19th, 2001.

            Jim was employed by RCA as a parts-maker and a painter for over 25 years, and was known as “Big Jim”, proprietor of Halford ‘s CB shop for over 25 years.

            In WW II and the Korean War, Jim proudly served in the U.S. Navy. He volunteered with his wife at the Lancaster General Hospital, rode as a member of the Pagoda Motorcycle Drill team, and actively participated in the Pfizer retirement activities. His most-loved activity was to travel, both world-wide on cruises and by air, and across this country a couple of times in his R.V. Jim recently made Florida his winter R.V. destination.

            He attended St. Anne’s and St. John Neumann Catholic Church, as well as his native Baptist church.

            Jim is survived by his son, David S. Halford and his wife Jeannie, along with his two granddaughters, Elizabeth and Amanda of New Cumberland PA; three brothers, Robert Y. Halford of Atlanta, GA, Jake H. Halford of Charleston, SC, Jack T. Halford of Marietta, GA; and a sister. Marion Barksdale of Six Mile, SC. Jim’s in-laws living in Lancaster are Mary and George Crook, Josephine Micciche, and Salvatore Micciche. He also has several dear nieces and nephews. His beloved companion, Pat Rousseau, of Lancaster, continues on with their cherished puppies, Buffy and Buddy.

            A service will be held at the Charles F. Snyder Jr. Funeral Home and Chapel, Inc., 3110 Lititz Pike, Lititz, PA 17543, 717- 560-5100 on Friday, May 16th, 2008 at 11 AM. There will be a viewing from 10 AM until the time of the service. Interment will be in St. Joseph New Catholic Cemetery, Bausman. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in James’s memory to Hospice of Lancaster County, 685 Good Drive, P.O. Box 4125, Lancaster PA 17604-4125. To send an on- line condolence, please visit www.snyderfuneralhome.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of James D. Halford (SS# issued in SC), last residence Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Rose Micciche Halford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Mary Virginia Halford Collins in the South Carolina Obituaries compilation.

            On James Dorman Halford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 18, a railroad section hand living in Blackville, Barnwell Co., SC. He doesn’t know his birth date, but the year is written as 1900. His nearest relative is W.O. Halford of the same address. He signed his full name.

 

1930 CENSUS

Batesburg (District 10), Lexington Co. SC, Dwelling #501:

 

James J. Halford  head           31   SC SC SC       RR section foreman

                                                         age 24 at 1st marriage

Mary    wife                24 SC GA SC                        age 19 at 1st marriage

James J.                     son     2-6/12   SC SC SC

Mary V.                    dau     4-1/12   SC SC SC

 

1920 CENSUS

Barnwell (District 49), Barnwell Co. SC, Dwelling #150:

 

W.O. Halford         head           68   SC SC SC       farmer

Alice    wife                57 SC SC SC

Bellenger                  son           24   SC SC SC

James D.                  son           20   SC SC SC

Leroy   son                  16 SC SC SC

Gladis  dau                 13 SC SC SC

 

            His HALFORD lineage from “Martin Family Tree” posted by a granddaughter (daughter of Libby and Bob Martin) to Ancestry; and RootsWeb.com Family Tree “Halford: Southern US“ by Michael Kruse: James Dorman 1927 SC1, James Dorman 1899 SC2, William Owens 1862 SC3, William Richard 1832 SC4, William Richard 1796 SC5, Achillis 1754 VA6.

 

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JAMES “LANK” ALFORD

 

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Photo from Strunk Funeral Home

 

THE EXPRESS-TIMES

Easton, Northampton Co., PA—Sunday, 9 June 2013

 

            James “Lank” Alford, 81, of Easton, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013 in Easton Health & Rehabilitation Center.

            Born: July 3, 1931, in Cuthbert, GA, he was a son of the late Emmett Sr. and Willie Hatten Alford.

            Personal: He and his wife, the former Willa D. Bulger, would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary on August 20, 2013. James retired in 1996 from Ingersoll-Rand Co., where he worked for 25 years. He enjoyed playing poker, fishing, gardening and taking long walks. Friends and family affectionately called him “Lank”. James was a devoted husband, loving father and grandfather.

            Survivors: In addition to his wife, Willa, he is survived by four sons, Kenneth D., of Groton, CT, Kevin L., of Easton, Keith M., of West Easton, and Michael T., of Easton; two daughters, Brenda E. Saunders and Linda M. Alford; and a brother, Ovie Lee Graddy, all of Easton; six grandchildren, Seka, Teah, Sarah, Keith Jr., Quintana and Sherrick; and five great-grandchildren, Devontae, Audriel, Xyanah, Jayden and Izaman.

            He was predeceased by five brothers, John Henry Holmes, Sr., J.C. Alford, Emmett Alford Jr., Willie C. Alford and Clarence Alford, Sr. and two sisters, Katie Mae Gainer and Nellie Mae Alford.

            Services: A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Strunk Funeral Home, Inc., 602 W. Berwick Street, Easton. Call Thursday 10:30 to 11 a.m. in the funeral home. Offer online condolences at www.strunkfh.com.

            Memorials: may be made to the American Diabetes Association , PO Box 4383, Bethlehem, PA 18018.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his mother, Willie Alford; and brothers Clarence Alford Sr., Emmett Alford Jr., James C. Alford, and Willie C. Alford in this compilation.

            His lineage: James “Lank” 1931 GA1, Emmett 1893/1898 GA2, Cade 1870 GA3, Richard 1839 GA4.

 

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JAMES LESLEY ALVORD

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—Tuesday, 7 October 1884

 

AN EARLY DEATH

 

            Mr. J. Lesley Alvord died on Saturday evening at his father’s residence in West Philadelphia. Mr. Alvord was the only child of Vice President James B. Alvord, of the Girard Fire Insurance Company. He had just attained his majority and was regarded as a young man of great promise. He had chosen engineering as a profession, and as a student had already displayed fine abilities and high character. Rather more than a week ago he was attacked with typhoid fever, but it was not until a day or two before his death that a fatal result was apprehended.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, James Brazer Alvord and Sarah Allen Wilson Alvord, in this compilation.

            James shares a large four-sided monument in Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA, with his parents, his father’s sister Sarah Isabella Alvord, and his paternal grandmother mother, Mary Allen Alvord.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: James Lesley 1863 MA1, James Brazer 1826 MA2, Alfred 1789 MA3, Caleb 1751 MA4, Elijah 1719 MA5, John 1685 MA6, Thomas 1653 CT7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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JAMES P. ALFORD

 

NEW CASTLE NEWS

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—Friday, 4 August 1922

 

JAMES P. ALFORD

 

            Frank P. Alford of the Harlansburg road received a message Thursday of the death of his brother, James Alford, which occurred Wednesday [August 2] at his home in Emlenton [Venango Co.], Pa., following a lingering illness.

            Mr. Alford was well known in this city and county having lived for a number of years at Princeton. He was born 68 years ago, the son of T.J. and Elizabeth Mershimer Alford.

            Funeral services will be held from his home on Saturday afternoon.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his brother Frank P. Alford in this compilation.

            For more information about this family, see “Michael Alford Family,” About Alfords, July 1984, pages 11–13

            His lineage: James P. 1854 PA1, Thomas J. 1827 PA2, John A. 1790 on ship in transit from Ireland3, Michael 1765 Ireland4.

 

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JAMES THOMAS ALFORD

 

Photo from Clement L. Pantalone Funeral Home

 

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—15 January 2009

 

            James T. “Big Jim” Alford, 79, of Youngwood, died Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2009, in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.

            He was born May 9, 1929, in Laurinburg, N.C., son of the late Joseph Barcey and Maude Edwards Alford. He was the self-employed owner of Alford’s Pest Control in Youngwood. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Navy.

            In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, James P. Alford; an infant son, Joseph T. Alford; a grandson, Edward J. Mutnansky Jr.; three brothers, J.B. Alford Jr., Leon Hubert Alford and Donald M. Alford Sr.; three sisters, Mary Dissie, Lillian Swanson and Irene Boone; and his buddy, Heidi.

            He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Mary Bayura Alford; two daughters, Catherine Smith, of Navarre, Fla., and Yvonne Steele and her husband, Richard, of New Alexandria; a son, James Catlin and his wife, Andrea, of Etters; three stepsons, John Mutnansky and his wife, Jane, of Scottdale, Edward Mutnansky and his wife, Sandra, of Latrobe, and Michael Mutnansky and his wife, Robin, of Forbes Road; 14 grandchildren, Kevin Catlin and his wife, Lori, Jeff Catlin and his fiancee, Patricia Nestman, Sarah and Petie Steele, Nikki, Erica and Zackary Smith, John IV and Jasmine Mutnansky, Christopher Mutnansky and his wife, Jennifer, David Mutnansky and his wife, Mandy, Michael Mutnansky Jr. and his wife, Regina, Michelle Mutnansky and her fiance, Matthew Redigan, and Amanda Reese and her husband, Kent; 12 great-grandchildren, Lily and Jimmy Catlin, Angel, Romayne, McKayla, Christopher Jr., Trenton, Kaylee, Elaina, Travis, Jacob and Michael III Mutnansky; a sister, Beatrice Barrett and her husband, Wayne, of Greensboro, N.C.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate the life of James from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Clement L. Pantalone Funeral Home Inc., 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601, 724-837-0020. Funeral Mass will be held at 8 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Interment will be private. To sign online guestbook, order flowers/condolence gifts or for directions, please visit us at www.pantalone.com. Natale N. Pantalone, Supervisor.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of James T. Alford (SS# issued in NC), last residence Youngwood, Westmoreland Co., PA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Bayura Mutnansky Alford; and his brother Donald Monroe Alford Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his sister Bonnie Marie Alford Disse in Virginia Obituaries; his sister Irene Alford Boone in North Carolina Obituaries; and his sister Lillian Lucile Alford Reece Swanson in South Carolina Obituaries.

            From North Carolina Birth Index, 1800–2000 (Ancestry): James Thomas Alford was born 9 May 1929 in Scotland Co., NC, son of Joseph and Maud Alford.

            On his 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), James’ father is listed as Jo Barcie Alford, age 18, a “farm boy” living in Loris, Horry Co., SC. He was born 11 Oct 1899, and his nearest relative is J.T. Alford. He signed his name “Jo Barcy Alford.”

 

1930 CENSUS

Stewartsville (District 6), Scotland Co., NC, Dwelling #64:

 

Joe B. Alford        head      29   SC SC SC       age 21 at 1st marriage     cotton mill laborer

Maude wife           27 NC NC NC                      age 19 at 1st marriage

Lillian L.               dau          8   NC SC NC

Marjorie M.           dau          6   NC SC NC

Joe B.  son             5 NC SC NC

Ethel B.                 dau  2-5/12   NC SC NC

James T.               son    11/12   NC SC NC

 

Notation in entire Home Data column on this page: “House furnished free by mill to workers.”

 

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Joel Alford and Clarky B. Carroll.

            His lineage: James Thomas 1929 NC1, Joseph Barcy 1899 SC2, Joseph 1861 SC3, Joseph/Joel 1842 SC4, Joel 1800 SC5.

 

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JAMES TURNER ALFORD

 

KANE REPUBLICAN

Kane, McKean Co., PA—Tuesday, 22 October 1918

 

DEATH CLAIMS JAMES T. ALFORD, FORMER RESIDENT OF WILCOX

 

WILCOX [Elk Co.], Oct. 21—James Turner Alford, at one time a resident of Wilcox, father of Mrs. George Bowley, died at his home in East Reynoldsville [Jefferson Co.], Wednesday evening, October 16, in his 79th year. A funeral service was held for Mr. Alford at the family home at 10 o clock Friday morning, the Rev. Mr. Smith, pastor of the Methodist church, in charge. Mr. Alford’s body was brought to Wilcox, Friday afternoon and interment made in the local cemetery, the Rev. C.A. Barr, pastor of the Wilcox Lutheran church, officiating.

            Mr. Alford was a native of Jefferson county, where he spent the greater part of his life. He was a life-long member of the Methodist church. A veteran of the Civil War, he served his country well in her hour of need. He was severely wounded in the face at the battle of Fort Stedman, was honorably discharged from service June 2, 1865, and was on Uncle Sam’s honor roll.

            Mr. Alford is survived by his wife, two daughters, Mrs. Lulu Bowley, of Wilcox, and Mrs. Twila Hicks, of Reynoldsville, 11 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. I.L. Hickox, of Reynoldsville, two brothers, John M. Alford, of Sigel, and G. Andrew Alford, of Kane.

            Mrs. Bowley reached her father’s bedside a few hours before he passed away. The other daughter, Mrs. Hicks, was seriously ill of Spanish influenza in the emergency hospital at Reynoldsville and knew nothing of her father’s death, nor did she know that her little daughter, her only child, had died and was buried the same day of Mr. Alford’s funeral.

            Mrs. Alford accompanied her daughter, Mrs. George Bowley, to this place, and will remain with her for an indefinite period.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his daughters Lulu E. Alford Bowley and Twila Verona Alford Hicks; and siblings George Andrew Alford and Sarah M. Alford Dunham in this compilation.

            In 1860, James is living with his parents in Pine Creek, Jefferson Co., PA: John Alford, laborer age 48 born OH; Ellen J. 47 PA; and children, all born in PA: Sarah A. 21, James T. 19, Ester Ann 13, William H. 11, Elizabeth Jane 8, Andrew M. 5, and Charles E. 2.

            In 1870, James and his family are in Warsaw, Jefferson Co., PA: Turner Alford, laborer age 29 born PA; Angaline 23 NY; [female—but this appears to be son Emery E. Alford] Emely E. 3 PA; and Ella E. 0/12 PA.

            In 1880, the family is in Medford, Reno Co., KS: J.T. Alfred, farmer age 40 born PA; his wife A.E. 34 NY; son E.E. 14 PA; daughter L.E. 7 PA; and daughter M.C. 5 PA.

            In 1900 they are back in Jefferson Co., PA: James T. Alfred, farmer age 59 born May 1841 in PA, married 35 years; his wife Elizabeth A. 52 born Nov 1846 in NY, 5 children, 3 living; daughter Twila V. 6 born July 1893 in PA; and a boarder.

            The 2 deceased children are consistent with Ella, born 1870, and M.C., born 1875, both appearing on only one census.

            From PA Deaths: James T. Alford was born 19 May 1840 in PA, son of John M. Alford and Ellen Palmer [difficult to read].

            His lineage: James Turner 1840 PA1, John M. 1812 PA2.

 

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JANET ALLFORD WALIZER HAWKE

CITIZENS VOICE

Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co., PA—Friday, 13 February 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Janet Hawke, 92, of Manhattan Street, Ashley, died Tuesday [February 10] in Wilkes-Barre General Hospital.

            She was born June 20, 1905 in Pittston, daughter of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Jones Allford and was a graduate of Pittston Area High School.

            Mrs. Hawke was employed as a bookkeeper in Dupont,and before retiring, by United Penn Bank, Ashley. She was a member of Ashley

Presbyterian Church, where she served as an elder and taught Sunday school. Mrs. Hawke was a member of Irem Temple Auxiliary; Order of the Easter Star, Plymouth; and Salvation Army Auxiliary.

            Her first husband, Chancey Walizer, died in December 1952. Her second husband, Fred, died in 1969. Sisters, Harriet Hart, Elizabeth Havard, Maude Armstrong, Hazel Huffsmith, Ruth Griffen, Anna and Ethel, and brother, William, also preceded her in death.

            Surviving are step grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

            Funeral will be held Saturday at 11 from George A. Strish Inc. Funeral Home, 105 N. Main St., Ashley.... Interment will be in Pittston Cemetery....

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Janet Hawke (SS# issued in PA), last residence Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co., PA.

 

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JANET E. TROUP ALVORD

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—Tuesday, 5 August 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Janet E. Troup Alvord, 85, of Manor Care Health Services, Camp Hill, formerly of South 18th Street died Sunday in the nursing home.

            She formerly worked for Weidenhamer Advertising Agency.

            She was the widow of W. Woodrow Alvord. Surviving is a daughter, Jeanne M. Alvord of Mechanicsburg.

            Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday in Churchville Cemetery, Oberlin. There will be no viewing.

            Fackler-Wiedeman Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Muscular Dystrophy Association, Suite 142, Olde Liberty Square, 4807 Jonestown Road, Harrisburg 17109.

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Janet E. Alvord (SS# issued in PA), last residence Mechanicsburg, Cumberland Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her daughter Jeanne M. Alvord in this compilation.

 

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JANETTE DORETTA ALFORD

 

YORK DAILY RECORD

York, York Co., PA—Wednesday, 6 January 2016

 

Janette Alford Obituary

 

            Janette Doretta Alford, the youngest child of the late Jessie Bell Bradley and James Henry Alford, Sr., was born in Columbia, S.C. on August 12, 1957, and departed this life in Hershey on January 3, 2016.

            Two brothers, Mr. James H. Alford, Jr. and Mr. Kenneth Alford, and a sister, Dorea Alford, departed this life before her.

            Janette is survived by three brothers, Mr. Vern (Darlene) Alford of Frederica, Del., and Dr. Clayton Alford and Mr. Marvin Alford of Valley Stream, N.Y. Janette is survived also by four aunts, Mrs. Ruth Bradley James and Mrs. Geraldine Alford Doctor of Columbia, S.C., Mrs. Virginia Alford McKinnie of Hightstown, N.J., and Mrs. Thomasina Alford of Columbia, S.C.; and by two uncles, Mr. George Alford, Jr. of Newport News, Va. and Mr. Julius Alford, Sr. of Bishopville, S.C. Her five surviving nieces are Ms. Carolyn Alford and Ms. Olga Williams of Greensboro, N.C., Ms. Nile Alford of West Chester, Pa., Dr. Elan Alford of San Jose, Calif., and Ms. Aspen Alford of Frederica, Del.; and her two surviving nephews are Mr. Malachi Williams of Greensboro, N.C. and Mr. Chene Alford of Frederica, Del.

            Ms. Alford grew up in Carlisle and graduated from Smyrna High School in Smyrna, Del. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in French Language at The University of Delaware, where she studied both in Newark, Del. and in France. Upon graduation, she embarked on a career in Children Services in York. She advanced to work at the State Level in Harrisburg, where she concentrated on county government compliance with federal, state, and local education mandates for special needs students. Everyone who knew her attested to the great pride and meticulous sense of tireless professionalism with which Janette pursued her career and fulfilled her professional obligations.

            The Alford Family cherishes Janette’s memory as a devoted daughter, caring sister, and loving aunt. The Alford Family extends its sincere appreciation for the expressions of condolence and outpourings of warmth for the exemplary way Janette lived her life.

            A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Friday, January 8, 2016 at the Etzweiler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 1111 E. Market St., York. Officiating will be her cousin, the Rev. Leon Aaron. Burial will be in Sandy Grove Cemetery in Lamar, S.C. A visitation will be 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home.

            In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to National Kidney Foundation , 30 E. 33rd St., New York, NY 10016.

            Arrangements by the Etzweiler Funeral Homes and Cremation Service, 1111 E. Market St., York, PA 17403.

 

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

 

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JEAN K. ALFORD JEWELL

 

ERIE TIMES-NEWS

Erie, Erie Co., PA—6 March 2002

 

CORRY—Jean K. “Jeannie” Jewell, 50, 311 Shawnee Ave., Corry, died Monday, March 4, 2002, at her home.

            She was born Dec. 19, 1951, in Corry, daughter of Luella B. Titch Alford and the late Robert Alford.

            She was a homemaker and also worked for Viking Plastics Inc. She retired in 2001 after more than five years due to her health. She attended school in Corry. She enjoyed quilting and collecting salt and pepper shakers and Indian ornaments.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Archie Titch; and a sister, Sally Alford.

            Survivors include her companion, Kenneth Lindstrom; three daughters, Melissa Reedy and her husband, Roger, and Rebecca Jewell, all of Corry, and Jessica Jewell of Valencia; a son, Bobby Jewell of Corry; two sisters, Judy Ploss and her husband, Thomas, of Florida and Janet Alford of Canadohta Lake; a brother, David Alford of Corry; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

            Friends may call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Bracken Funeral Home, Corry. A service will be held there Thursday at 11 a.m., officiated by the Rev. H. Robert Flick of Corry Church of the Nazarene. Burial will be at Lawn Cemetery, Beaverdam.

            Memorials may be made to the Jean Jewell Memorial Fund in care of the Bracken Funeral Home, 315 N. Center St., Corry, PA 16428.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jean K. Jewell (SS# issued in PA), last residence Corry, Erie Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her mother, Luella B. Titch Alford, in this compilation.

 

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JEAN L. HOWER ALFRED

 

MORNING CALL

Allentown, Lehigh Co., PA—Friday, 24 February 2006

 

            Jean L. Alfred, 82, of Plainfield Township, passed suddenly but peacefully on Wednesday, February 22, 2006, in Lehigh Valley Muhlenberg Hospital.

            She was the loving wife of the late Joseph P. Alfred, and they were married for 63 years.

            Born on June 22, 1923, in Stroudsburg [Monroe Co.], Jean was the daughter of the late Allen and Iona (Bachman) Hower. She was a member of Hope United Church of Christ in Wind Gap [Northampton Co.]. Jean was an avid animal lover, especially to the many cats she has raised over the years.

            Survivors: Jean was dearly loved and will be missed by her family, including three children: daughter, Tanya Jean and her husband Richard Dentith of Wind Gap, and sons, Joseph C. Alfred of Wind Gap and William A. Alfred and his wife Carol of Saylorsburg; Grandchildren: Jessica J. Alfred of Arlington, Virginia; Jason R. Alfred of Bloomington, Minnesota; Kasey J. (Alfred) Bosco of Bethlehem, and Jared J. Alfred of Grand Forks, North Dakota; Great-granddaughter, Hanna Rose Bosco; Feline companions: Jenny and Poncho.

            Services: As per her wishes, private services will be held at the convenience of the family.

            Contributions: Jean would have appreciated donations in her memory to the local chapter of the SPCA: SPCA Northampton County, 1165 Island Park road, Easton, PA 18042 (610) 252-7722.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Jean L. Alfred (SS# issued in PA), last residence Pen Argyl, Northampton Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Joseph P. Alfred, in this compilation.

 

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JEAN MARIE PETERSON ALFORD

 

THE INTELLIGENCER

Doylestown, Bucks Co., PA—Sunday, 6 November 2011

 

            Jean Marie (Peterson) Alford, a resident of Bristol Borough, went to be with her Lord on Oct. 31, 2011. She was 42.

            Born in Levittown on April 1, 1969, she was the daughter of John and Delores Peterson. She was a member of Queen of the Universe Catholic Church.

            Jean is survived by her beloved and devoted husband of 20 years, A.C. Alford; her parents, John and Delores Peterson; five brothers and sisters: Mark and his wife, Sheila Peterson, Mike and his wife, Lonya Peterson, Don and his wife, Theresa Peterson, MaryAnn Peterson, Joan and her husband, Karl Bezak.

            Jean was preceded in death by her brother, Paul Peterson.

            She is also survived by three brothers and sisters-in- law: David and Brenda Alford, Deborah and Scott Thompson, and Steven and Ronie-Lyn Alford, and her loving mother-in-law, LouAnne Finnerty. Jean is also survived by 13 nieces and nephews, and her Godson, Steven Peterson and his wife, Heather, whom she helped to raise like her own son.

            She will be missed by everyone whose lives she touched. ‘Poohbear or Jeanniepooh,’ as she was known, was an avid Cribbage enthusiast in the Eagles League. There has been an outpouring of love and prayers for her from her numerous friends around the world, including here and The Netherlands, Switzerland, Canada and Australia.

            A memorial service is to be held Saturday, Nov. 5, 2011 at the residence of her sister, Joan and Karl Bezak.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jean’s name may be made to the Cancer Society of your choice or sent to Walter J. Meyers Funeral Home, 6643-45 Torresdale Ave., Philadelphia PA 19135.

 

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

 

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JEANNE M. ALVORD

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—Wednesday, 8 September 2004

 

            Jeanne M. Alvord, 62, of Camp Hill, died Friday at home.

            She was retired from the Mechanicsburg Navy Depot. She was a loyal volunteer for the Harrisburg State Museum and the Camp Hill Library, and was a graduate of John Harris High School.

            Surviving are her aunt, Dorothy Alvord Myers, and cousin, Donna Keammerer, both of Enola.

            Memorial services will be held Friday at 3 p.m. in the Sullivan Funeral Home, Enola. Inurnment in the Oberlin Cemetery will be private.

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jeanne M. Alvord (SS# issued in PA) was born 23 Nov 1941, last residence not listed.

            See the obituaries of her mother, Janet E. Troup Alvord; and her aunt Dorothy M. Alvord Myers in this compilation.

 

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JOAN F. HART HALFORD

 

CITIZENS VOICE

Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co., PA—Friday, 25 July 2014

 

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            Joan F. Halford, 78, of Pittston [Luzerne Co.] passed away Thursday morning, July 24, 2014, at her home. She was the widow of Donald Halford, who passed away April 30, 2004.

            Born in Pittston, she was a daughter of the late James and Anna Reiser Hart. She was a graduate of Pittston High School, Class of 1953.

            Joan was a member of St. John the Evangelist Church, Pittston.

            She was most recently employed by Allied In-Home Services, Clarks Summit.

            Joan was a beloved mother, grandmother and friend, who was cherished by her family and will be missed by those who were blessed to know and love her. She enjoyed reading and trips to the beach. She will be remembered for her love of animals and the many cats she rescued over the years.

            The family wishes to extend heartfelt gratitude to Dr. James Bruno and the Visiting Angels for the compassionate care given to Joan.

            Surviving are her daughters, Kathryn Rusk and husband, William M., Stroudsburg; Claire Halford, with whom Joan resided; grandson, William R. Rusk and wife, Sara; several nieces and nephews; her beloved cat, Susie.

            She was preceded in death by her brother, Paul Hart, and two sisters, Rita McDonald and Anna Mae Boos.

            The funeral will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday from Baloga Funeral Home Inc., 1201 Main St., Pittston (Port Griffith), with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. John the Evangelist Church, William Street, Pittston. Relatives and friends may pay respects from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

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

 

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JOAN M. HALFORD CAUFMAN

 

THE SENTINEL

Carlisle, Cumberland Co., PA—Monday, 17 October 2011

 

            Joan M. Halford Caufman, 86, formerly of Carlisle, died on Sunday, Oct. 16, 2011, at Country Meadows of Mechanicsburg.

            She was born on July 11, 1925, in a small English village in Studley, Warwickshire, England. She was the daughter of the late Jennie Johnson and Charles Halford and the wife of the late Glenn O. “Barney” Caufman, who died on June 27, 2006.

            She met her late husband in England in 1945 on VE Day during World War II and they were married in St. Stephen’s Church, where she was a citizen of her adopted country.

            Joan was employed by Clarence M. Smith, Smith Music House in Carlisle, from 1950 to 1979. Then she worked for William Kronenberg, Smith’s Appliance and Electric Center ,from May 1979 to 2004. She was the past president of AARP Chapter 4377 and a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran, Carlisle.

            Joan is survived by a son, Glenn C. Caufman and his wife Sandy of Lewisberry; two grandsons, Gregory G. Caufman and his wife Rebecca and great-granddaughter Natalie of Fairfax, Va., and Ryan J. Caufman and his wife Angela and great-grandson Reid of Lewisberry; and a sister, Betty Halford Goodyear and her husband Tom of Auburndale, Fla. She also has close relatives and friends in England.

            She was a loving daughter, wife, mother, grandmother and friend who lived her life the best she knew how.

            A celebration of life memorial service will be held on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 2 p.m. at her church, 201 W. Louther St. Carlisle,. Officiating will be the Rev. Dr. Robert Seibold and the Rev. Carol J. Bowman.

            There will be a visitation in the church parlor from 1:30 p.m. until the time of services. Interment will be in the Westminster Cemetery, Carlisle.

            Arrangements are being handled by Hollinger Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 501 N. Baltimore Ave., Mt. Holly Springs.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Joan M. Caufman (SS# issued in PA), last residence Lewisberry, York Co., PA.

 

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JOHN ALFORD

 

PITTSTON GAZETTE

Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA—Friday, 1 February 1895

 

DIED

 

            In Hamtown [Luzerne Co.], Jan. 28, John, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Alford, aged three years. Funeral Wednesday at 2 p.m.; interment in Pittston Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: Hamtown was a small mining town near Wilkes Barre.

            He may be the son of John and Ellen Alford, whose son Edward Leo Alford’s obituary is in New Jersey Obituaries.

 

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JOHN CALVIN ALFORD

 

NEW CASTLE NEWS

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—Wednesday, 16 January 1929

 

            J.C. Alford aged 75 years a former well known resident of Slippery rock township passed away Tuesday morning [January 15] at his home on East Popular street, Grove City [Mercer Co.], following an illness of ten days of the flu.

            Mr. Alford was born and raised near Princeton. He was the son of Arthur E. and Rebecca Scott Alford, pioneer resident of that community. Since removing to Grove City 27 years ago he had been a faithful and active worker in the United Presbyterian church of that place. He was formerly a member of the Center U.P. church and had been an elder since he was 21 years of age.

            Mr. Alford’s wife preceded him in just one month ago on December 15.

            He leaves one son H.S. Alford of San Jose, Cal., and two daughters, Mrs. W.S. Leslie of New Castle and Mrs. R.E. Campbell of Grove City. He also leaves one sister Mrs. Ruth Gross of this city and a brother, Samuel Alford of Slippery Rock township.

            Funeral services will be conducted Thursday January 17 at 1 p.m. from his late residence with his pastor Dr. H.B. Henderson officiating. Burial will be made in Center U.P. cemetery.

 

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Photo from Center United Presbyterian Cemetery, New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ed OBrien

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Ellen Jane McCullough Alford; and siblings Ruth Ellen Alford Gross and Samuel Scott Alford in this compilation.

            John and Ellen were married 31 Jan 31 1871.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s “Michael Alford Family” in About Alfords, July 1984.

            His lineage: John Calvin 1853 PA1, Arthur Eckles 1827 PA2, John A. 1790 on ship from Ireland3, Michael 1765 Ireland4.

 

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JOHN HENRY HALFORD

 

[He died in Maine, but we are also including his obituary here because he lived in PA.]

 

NEW YORK TIMES

New York City, NY—Wednesday, 10 July 1968

 

JOHN HALFORD, 82, CARPET EXECUTIVE

 

BRIDGTON, Me., July 9—John H. Halford, retired vice president and director of Lees Carpets of Bridgeport, Pa., died yesterday at northern Cumberland Memorial Hospital here. He was 82 years old and lived in Norristown, Pa.

            Mr. Halford graduated in 1907 from Bowdoin College, which awarded him an honorary Master of Arts Degree in 1927. He was a member of the Board of Overseers of Bowdoin from 1948 to 1953 and a trustee from 1953 to 1967.

            A 1903 graduate of Hebron Academy, he served as a trustee and benefactor of that institution also. In 1967, a new dormitory at Hebron was named Halford Hall.

            Mr. Halford joined the Lees company as general plant manager in 1913, became a vice president shortly thereafter, and was made a director in 1946 and retired in 1951.

            Surviving are the widow, the former Hannah M. Kellett; a son, John Jr. of Norwell, Mass.; a daughter, Mrs. Charles E. Parker Jr. of Leonia, N.J., and five grandchildren.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John Halford (SS# issued in PA) was born 29 Sep 1885 and died _____ July 1968, last residence Norristown, Montgomery Co., PA.

            From family trees at Ancestry: John Henry Halford was born in Bradford, Yorkshire, England. He arrived in Boston in 1895 with his mother Sarah and sister Minnie, joining his father Robert who was already here.

            In 1900 John H. Halford, age 14, is living with his parents, Robert 37 and Sarah 37, and sister Minnie 12, in Sanford, York Co., ME. They all were born in England and reported that they arrived in the U.S. in 1887 (Robert) and 1889.

 

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JOHN JOSEPH HALFORD

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—Tuesday, 14 September 1926

 

            Halford—Suddenly, Sept. 13, John Joseph, son of the late Joseph and Jean Graham Halford.

            Funeral services at Kirk and Nices’s, 6301 Germantown ave., Thurs., 11 A.M. Int. private.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his brother, Charles W. Halford, in this compilation.

            From Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-1999 (Ancestry): John Joseph Halford was born 24 May 1855, son of Joseph and Jane Halford. He was baptized in Christ Church and St. Michaels Episcopal in Philadelphia on 30 Sept 1855.

            His HALFORD lineage: John Joseph 1855 PA1, Joseph 1830 England2.

 

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JOHN SIMS ALFORD, SR.

 

John Simms (Sims) Alford

 

John Simms Alford, Sr.

Photos from Gail Edna Vogel’s Edna Louise Fenerty 1895… family tree (Ancestry—Gail is John’s granddaughter) - used with permission

 

NEWS JOURNAL

Wilmington, New Castle Co., DE—Saturday, 26 January 1952

 

            John S. Alford of Glenn Mills, Pa., formerly of this city, died last night at his home.

            A retired salesman, he had lived in this vicinity until 15 years ago.

            Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Edna L. Alford; two daughters, Mrs. Anna M. Vogel of Wallingford, Pa., and Miss Lula E. Alford of Glenn Mills; two sons, John S. Alford, Jr., of Jackson, Miss., and William G. Alford of Glenn Mills, and a [half-]sister, Mrs. Rosa Wall of Savannah, Ga.

            The funeral services will be held at the McCrery Funeral Home, 2700 Washington Street, Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.

            Interment will be in Gracelawn Memorial Park….

 

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Photo from Gracelawn Memorial Park, New Castle, New Castle Co., DE—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Corey & Douglas Marshall-Steele

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Edna Louise Fenerty Alford; and son William Gould Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his grandson John Sims Alford III in Texas Obituaries; and his sister Anna May Alford Prager in District of Columbia Obituaries.

            From Delaware Marriage Records, 1806–1933 (Ancestry): Edna L. Fenerty, age 16 born MD, daughter of Edward Fenerty and Emma Brown, married John S. Alford, age 21 born SC, son of Jno. J. and Martha McNeil, on 26 Oct 1910 in New Castle Co., DE. Both were residents of Kemblesville, Chester Co., PA.

            On his 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is living in Wilmington, DE, age 28, born 1 Jan 1889 “near Winnsboro, S.C.” He works for himself in the piano business and has a wife and 2 children. The draft card says John Simms Alford but he signed “J.S. Alford.”

            On John Sims Alford’s 1942 WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 52, born 1 Jan 1890 in Winnsboro, Fairfield Co., SC. He is living in Thornbury, Delaware Co., PA. His wife is Edna L. Alford of the same address.

            From SSACI: John Sims Alford was born 1 Jan 1890 in Columbia, SC, and died 25 Jan 1952.

            From PA Deaths: John S. Alford, age 62 born 1 Jan 1890 in SC, son of James Alford and Martha Wiley, died 25 Jan 1952 in Thornbury, Delaware Co., PA.

            Numerous newspaper articles describe many instances of driving infractions and embezzlement charges.

 

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JON W. HALFORD

 

Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home—Obits for Life

Clearfield, Clearfield Co., PA—_____ February 2012

 

 

            Jon W. Halford—Born January 25, 1938 in Clearfield, PA, died June 6, 2011 at the age of 73 in his home surrounded by his loving family.

            He was the son of the late F. Kenneth and Sarah (Brodbeck) Halford.

            The 10th born of 12 children, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Jean (Harmic/Gross) and Sally (Ferguson), six brothers, David Lawrence, Louis Roland, F. Kenneth Jr. (Bud), Donald, Robert and Gary.

            He is survived by three brothers, Jim of Littleton, Colorado, Tom of Naperville, Illinois, and Rod of Youngstown, NY.

            He was a loving husband and father and is survived by his wife, Nancy Jean (Sneddon) whom he married on February 14, 1954 in Clearfield and by six children—Rick of Clearfield, PA, Chris (Crafton) and husband Tom of Smyrna, Tennessee, Trish of Kissimmee, Florida, Pam (Clyde) and husband Ted of Curry Run, PA, Ken and Candace of New Stanton, PA, Jeff and wife Holly of Nesbit, Mississippi. Jon also has 12 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

            Jon joined the United States Navy in 1954 and served for 6 years on the U.S.S. Valley Forge.

            He began working at Tafco, Hyde in 1961 and was employed there for 32 years.

            He enjoyed boating at Curwensville Dam and spent his retirement mastering the fine art of wood working. He made many beautiful pieces that he shared with his family and friends. He also spent much time visiting with his children and their families as well as with his good buddy Jim (Buggy) Young.

            He was an avid fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Penn State football as well as high school and college wrestling.

            He will be fondly remembered and sadly missed by all who loved him.

            A memorial service will be held at the Kevin A. Beardsley Funeral Home, Clearfield on Saturday at 11:00 AM with Rev. Kenneth J. Leonard officiating….

            The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 26 S. Second Street, Clearfield or to the charity of one’s choice.

 

Jon W. Halford

Photo from Hillcrest Cemetery, Clearfield, Clearfield Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Henrietta (47274097)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Jon W. Halford (SS# issued in PA) but list his death date as 7 June 2011, last residence Clearfield, Clearfield Co., PA.

            See the obituary of his father, Frederick Kenneth Halford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Jean Halford Harmic Gross in Florida Obituaries.

            His HALFORD lineage: Jon W. 1938 PA1, Frederick Kenneth 1903 PA2, Fred Garfield 1880 PA3, Charles Henry 1850 England4, William 1816 England5.

 

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JONATHAN J. ALFORD

 

COMMERCIAL GAZETTE

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—Saturday, 14 January 1899

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Adah Blanch Jones Alford; daughter Irene Alice Alford Illig; mother, Lucinda Heist Alford; and sister Etta C. Alford Crusan in this compilation.

            Jonathan and Adah share a gravestone in Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA.

            His probable lineage: Jonathan J. 1866 PA1, John 1839 PA2, William 1808 NY3, John 1780 MA4.

 

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JOSEPH ALFORD

 

PITTSTON GAZETTE

Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA—Thursday, 19 April 1917

 

HAWLEY BOY DROWNS

 

HAWLEY [Wayne Co.], April 19—Joseph Alford, aged 7, while out on a small raft on an abandoned stone quarry near his home, setting traps for muskrats, fell overboard and was drowned. The boy’s little sister had a narrow escape from a similar fate, but was saved.

 

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JOSEPH ALFORD

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—Monday, 8 April 1996

 

            Joseph Alford, 89, a retired physical education teacher who was known fondly as “Coach” to friends and students, died Friday [April 5] at Methodist Hospital. He taught in the Philadelphia school system for 44 years.

            Mr. Alford, who retired from Bok Technical High School in 1972 after working there for more than 20 years, coached basketball and soccer. He was also vice principal of night school at Bok as well as director of summer recreation. Before Bok, he taught at Central High.

            Mr. Alford graduated from Temple University with a bachelor’s degree in education and was a member of Phi Epsilon Kappa. He also volunteered in many church and community activities, serving most recently as vice president of the Senior Citizens Association of St. Monica Roman Catholic Church. He was on various philanthropic committees of the Girard Estates Community, where he lived, and belonged to the Penn Town Historical Society, a civic association that awards college scholarships to students, said his wife, Carmela Alford.

            “He was very well known and well liked throughout the community,” she said. “He was a very devoted man, very self-effacing. He never put himself first; he always considered the welfare and well-being of others first.”

            Besides his wife, Mr. Alford is survived by a daughter, Joan Callahan; two sisters; a brother; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

            A viewing will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Joseph F. Ruffenach Funeral Home, 21st Street and Snyder Avenue. A Funeral Mass will be said at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St Monica’s, 17th and Ritner Streets, with burial to follow at Holy Cross Cemetery in Yeadon.

 

In another article:

 

DAILY NEWS

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—Monday, 8 April 1996

 

            Joseph Alford, a physical-education teacher in the Philadelphia public schools for more than four decades, died Friday. He was 89 and lived in South Philadelphia.

            Alford taught in the secondary schools for 44 years. His last position before retiring 24 years ago was at Bok Vocational-Technical High School. He also served as an administrator in the evening schools, as well as a director at summer playgrounds, where he coached basketball, baseball and soccer.

            He was known as a man who could be counted upon to volunteer his time for church and community activities.

            A graduate of South Philadelphia High School, Alford received his undergraduate degree from Temple University. He was a member of Phi Epsilon Kappa.

            Survivors include his wife, the former Carmela Cammarota; a daughter, Joan Callahan; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Betty Copley and Mary Merrill, and a brother, Anthony Alfano.

            Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Monica Church, 17th and Ritner streets. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Baily Road and Wycombe Avenue, Yeadon.

            Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. tomorrow at the Ruffenach Funeral Home, 21st Street and Snyder Avenue.

 

 

Photos from Holy Cross Cemetery, Yeardon, Delaware Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor, the late Carol Ann Kern Boyd

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joseph Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 15 Jan 1907, last residence Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Carmela “Milly” Cammarota Alford, in this compilation. She was apparently his second wife.

            Joseph apparently changed his name to Alford from Alfano. He is listed on the 1920 and 1930 censuses in Philadelphia with his parents, Nicholas and Mary Alfano from Italy. Also listed are his younger siblings named in the obituary: Elizabeth, Mary, and Anthony.

            Following are the obituaries of Joseph’s siblings Mary and Anthony:

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—15 May 2008

 

            Merrill Mary A. (nee Alfano), May 14, 2008. Beloved wife of the late Walter E., loving aunt of Arleen (George) Gallo; also survived by many nieces, nephews and grandnieces and grandnephews. Relatives and friends are invited to her Viewing and Funeral, Friday morning 9 - 10 A.M. at Vincent Gangemi Funeral Home, Inc., Broad and Wolf Sts., Funeral Service is to follow. Int. SS. Peter and Paul Cem. The family requests donations to St. Cyril’s Catholic Church, 153 Penn Blvd., East Lansdowne PA 19050 in Mary’s memory. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Cyril’s in June.

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—9 January 2005

 

            Alfano, Anthony A., on Jan. 6, 2005; beloved wife of the late Anna (nee Linsalata) Alfano of Syracus, NY and formerly of Oxford Road, Havertown, PA; father of Tony Alfano (Michele), Annette Tobia (William) and Patricia Tobia (Loren); also survived by 6 grandchildren Ensign Justin, Devin, Matthew, Brian, Tara and Christopher and sister of Mary Merrill. Tony was a three sport athlete at Southern participating on football, basketball and baseball. After graduation, he went to Temple where he played basketball. He was on the national championship N.I.T. basketball team in 1938. He taught at Camden High School from 1942 to 1976. One of the great high school basketball coaches in the country, his Camden teams never had a losing season in twenty years coaching. He posted over 350 wins and won two state championships and ten South Jersey Championships. After retiring from Camden, Tony worked at Villanova University in the Library. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Annunciation B.V.M. Church (401 Brookline Blvd., Havertown, PA) Monday, Jan. 10, 2005 at 10 A.M. where relatives and friends may visit the family after 9:30 A.M. Int. Calvary Cemetery…

 

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JOSEPH H. ALLFORD

 

WILKES-BARRE RECORD

Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co., PA—Friday, 25 March 1927

 

CITY EMPLOYEE DEAD

 

            Joseph H. Allford, well known employee of Pittston city, died yesterday morning [March 24] at his home, 185½ Frothingham street [Pittston] very suddenly, he having been ill of pneumonia since last Monday.

            Mr. Allford was born on upper Railroad street, Pittston Township, fifty years ago, a son of the late Samuel and Ann Price Allford, pioneer residents of Railroad street. Mr. Allford was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Jones, of Pittston, who died nine years ago.

            He leaves the following sons and daughters: Mrs. Harry Hart, Mrs. William Havard, Mrs. Benjamin Armstrong, Hazle, Janet, Ruth and William P. Allford, all at home. Mr. Allford is also survived by two brothers, Fred Allford, of Parsons, and Charles Allford, of Oak street, city, and ten grandchildren.

            This is the second death in the Allford family within a few days. Mrs. Fred Allford, sister-in-law of Joseph Allford, died at her home in Parsons and her funeral will be held Saturday afternoon.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Elizabeth Jones Allford; children Anna Lillian Allford, Elizabeth M. Allford Havard, Ethel Allford, Hazel Allford Evans Huffsmith, Ruth E. Allford Griffin, and William P. Allford; mother, Ann Price Allford; and siblings Frederick Allford, Miranda Allford, and Samuel Allford Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his daughters Harriet Allford Hart and Maude Allford Armstrong in New Jersey Obituaries.

            From PA Deaths: Joseph H. Allford was born 8 Apr 1869 in Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA, and died 24 March 1927 in Pittson.

            In 1870 Joseph is living in Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA: Samuel Alford, miner age 63 born England; Ann 28 PA; and children, all born in PA: Hannah 10, Lydia 7, Samuel 5, Miranda 3, and Joseph H. 2.

            In 1880 Joseph is living in Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA: Samuel Alford, “idle” age 75 born England; his wife Ann 38 “America”; and children, all born in PA: Samuel 15, Miranda 14, Joseph 13, Frederick 4, and Charles 1.

            His ALLFORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Joseph H. 1869 PA1, Samuel 1807 England2, Samuel 1782 England3, Thomas 1762 England4.

 

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JOSEPH P. ALFRED

 

THE EXPRESS-TIMES

Easton, Northampton Co., PA—Friday, 8 October 2004

 

            Joseph P. Alfred, 86, of Plainfield Township [NJ] died Tuesday Oct. 5, 2004 at Gracedale Nursing Home.

            Born: March 10, 1918 in Pen Argyl, he was the youngest of seven and the only living child of the late William and Emily Alfred.

            Personal: He and his wife, the former Jean L. Hower celebrated their 62nd wedding anniversary on Sept. 5, 2004. He retired as a foreman from Harsco on March 11, 1983. He was an avid sportsman. He was a Navy veteran of World War II.

            Memberships: He was a member of the American Legion.

            Survivors: His wife; a daughter, Tanya Dentith of Wind Gap; two sons, Joseph C. of Wind Gap, and William A. of Saylorsburg; four grandchildren, Jessica of Bethesda, Maryland, Kasey Bosco of Bethlehem, Jason of Minneapolis, Minn, Jared of Grand Forks, ND; and one great granddaughter, Hanna Rose Bosco; and nieces and nephews.

            Services: He wished to be cremated with private services at the family’s convenience. Auer Memorial and Cremation Services are handling the arrangements. Memorials: To the Alzheimer’s Association-Research, Lehigh Valley Branch Office, 617 A Main St. Hellertown, Pa 18055.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Joseph P. Alfred (SS# issued in PA), last residence Pen Argyl, Northampton Co., PA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Evelyn L. Hower Alfred, in this compilation.

 

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JOSEPH R. ALVORD

 

SCRANTON TIMES-TRIBUNE

Scranton, Lackawanna Co., PA—5 October 2006

 

            Joseph R. Alvord, 61, Clarks Summit, died on Thursday night at Community Medical Center. He battled with heart disease and diabetes for many years. His wife is the former Carol A. Andrews. They would have celebrated their 38th wedding anniversary on Nov. 6.

            Born in Scranton, he was the son of the late Joseph and Romaine Emmershy Alvord. He was a graduate of West Scranton High School and attended Lackawanna Junior College. A very proud Navy veteran, he served on the USS Kretchmer.

            Prior to his illness, he was employed by Haddon Craftsmen and previously worked for Eureka Printing, Dunmore.

            He loved his computer, his trips to Atlantic City and the ocean. A loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, he deeply cherished his grandchildren.

            Also surviving are a son, Frank, Clifford; three daughters Jo Ann M. and husband, Eric R. Ord, Brooklyn; Cheryl, Scranton; and Christine and husband, Dwayne D. Wilcox, Old Forge; 10 grandchildren, a sister, Marlene DeHaven, Stroudsburg; two brothers, William, Lake Ariel; and Gary, Ohio; nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be on Monday at 7:45 p.m. at the Hudak-O’Shea Funeral Home Inc., 115 Garfield Ave., Olyphant, to be officiated by the Rev. Joseph Sica. Interment, private at the convenience of the family.

            Friends may call Monday, 5 until time of service.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Joseph R. Alvord (SS# issued in PA) was born 8 Aug 1945, last residence Clarks Summit, Lackawanna Co., PA.

 

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JULIA ANN ALFORD

 

NEW CASTLE NEWS

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—Wednesday, 3 February 1943

 

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her sisters Elizabeth Alford McConahy and Rebecca Alford Reed in this compilation.

            Julia, age 2, is listed on the 1860 census in Marion Co., IL.

            Julia’s parents are Michael Alford and Anna Almira Steen. They died while she was very young. She was apparently raised by the family of Dr. Newell White:

 

NEW CASTLE NEWS

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—Friday, 22 March 1968

 

 

            For more information about this family, see “Michael Alford Family,” About Alfords, July 1984, pages 11–13

            Her lineage: Julia Ann 1858 IL1, Michael 1825 PA2, Thomas 1800 PA3, Michael 1765 Ireland4.

 

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JULIA LOUISE ALVORD SWAN

 

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—Monday, 4 May 1925

 

            On Friday. May 1, 1925, at 8:30 p.m., Louise Alvord Swan, wife of Robert A. Swan, aged 38 years.

            Funeral services at her late residence, 1307 Veto street, North Side, on Monday. May 5 at 2 p.m. (daylight saving time).

            Friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend. Interment private.

 

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Photo from Hiland Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Perrysville, Allegheny Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, mel truman

 

AAFA NOTES: From PA Deaths: Louise A. Swan died 1 May 1925 in Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA. She was born 3 June 1886 in NE, daughter of Fred W. Alvord and Anna Skeels. Her husband was Robert A. Swan.

            In 1900 she is living in Adrian, Lenawee Co., MI: Ella L. Alvord, single age 43 born Sept 1856 in MI; her brother, Fred W. Alvord, widowed age 41 born Aug 1858 in MI; her niece Julia L. 14 born June 1885 NE; her nephew Lloyd S. 12 born 1888 NE; and a boarder.

            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. 493:

 

 

            Fred’s middle name was Weller, after his mother, Cordelia Weller.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1

            Her ALVORD lineage: Julia Louise 1886 NE1, Fred Weller 1858 MI2, Samuel Tallman 1823 NY3, Joseph 1775 CT3, Oren 1747 CT4, Seth 1714 MA5, Thomas 1683 MA6, Thomas 1653 CT7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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KATHERINE MARIE DICKS ALVORD

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—15 June 1998

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Katherine M. Alvord, 68, of Lower Swatara Twp., formerly of Dauphin, died Friday in Harrisburg Hospital.

            She was retired from Bell Atlantic and was a member of Telephone Pioneers American Keystone Chapter.

            Surviving are her husband, Lawrence E. Alvord; a daughter, Veronica M. Mitchell of Harrisburg; a stepson, L. Edward Alvord Jr. of Oklahoma City; three brothers, James Dicks of Duncannon, Wayne and Daniel Dicks, both of Freemont [sic—Fremont], Calif.; two sisters, Barbara Taylor of Detroit and Marjorie Miles of Freemont; three grandchildren and a great-grandchild.

            Services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Neil Funeral Home, Paxtang. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Lower Paxton Twp. Viewing will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Katherine M. Alvord (SS# issued in RI) was born 22 May 1930, last residence Middletown, Dauphin Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Lawrence Edward Alvord, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            Her middle name is from her Find A Grave memorial, which lists her parents as James Lester Dicks and Mildred Marie Beckner Dicks.

 

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KATHLEEN MARGARET BONNER ALFORD

 

DELAWARE COUNTY DAILY TIMES

Primos, Delaware Co., PA—Thursday, 27 January 2005

 

            Kathleen M. Bonner Alford, 84, of the Wallingford section of Nether Providence, died Jan. 24 at the Wallingford Nursing Home.

            Born in the Crum Lynne section of Ridley Township, Mrs. Alford was the daughter of the late Charles and Catherine Dougherty Bonner. She previously lived in Ridley Park before moving to Wallingford four years ago. Mrs. Alford graduated from Villa Maria Academy in 1938 and attended Goldey-Beacom College. She was a homemaker and member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church.

            The widow of Frank N. Alford, who died in 2000, she was devoted to her family and enjoyed baking and cooking.

            She was the sister of the late Aloysius “Bushy” Bonner, Bernard Bonner, Leo Bonner, James Bonner and Annabelle Ingebretsen.

            Survivors: Son, Raymond F. Gordon Jr. of Concord daughter, Sandra Partin of Aston sister, Mary B. Altieri of Ridley Park many nieces and nephews three grandchildren one great grandson.

            Mass: 10 a.m. Friday at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Simpson St. and Chester Pike, Eddystone.

            Visitation: 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday at the White-Luttrell Funeral Home, 311 N. Swarthmore Ave., Ridley Park.

            Burial: SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Marple.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Kathleen M. Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 5 Aug 1920, last residence Marcus Hook, Delaware Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Frank Neely Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

            From SSACI: Kathleen Margaret Bonner was born 5 Aug 1920 in Crum Lyn, Delaware Co., PA, daughter of Charles Bonner and Kathryn Dougherty. In 1941 she is listed as Kathleen Margaret Bonner; in 1943 as Kathleen Margaret Gordon; in 1974 as Kathleen Margaret Alford.

 

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KEITH W. ALFORD, JR.

 

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—Friday, 15 April 2011

 

            Alford, Keith Jr.—Age 57, of Point Breeze, passed peacefully on April 9, 2011. Beloved father of three children; caring brother of nine siblings; grandfather of 13; a host of other relatives and friends.

            Visitation Friday, 3-7 p.m. Service Saturday, 11 a.m. at Spriggs & Watson Funeral Home, Inc., 720 E. Lang, E. End. Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Keith W. Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 6 March 1954, last residence Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA.

 

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KENNETH J. ALFORD

 

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—3 June 2006

 

            Alford, Kenneth J., 27, of Lincoln-Lemington, died May 30. Samuel E. Coston Funeral Home, Larimer.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Kenneth J. Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 22 March 1979, last residence not listed.

 

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KENNETH LEE ALFORD

 

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—5 April 2013

 

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            On March 29, 2013, Kenneth Lee Alford, 58, of North Braddock. Husband of Beryl Redman; father of Ronald Alford, Candace Kane, Kenya Alford, Korrin Alford, and Michael Redman; brother of Willie Brown, Sara Alford, Thomas Alford, David Alford, Jeffrey Alford and Ozielena “Ozzie” Alford-Smith. Also survived by 13 grandchildren; other family members and friends.

            Visitation Saturday 12-2 p.m. at Living Water Ministry (formerly Willow Way), 736 Washington Street, Braddock, PA 15104, where the funeral service will be held immediately following the visitation Saturday 2 p.m. Interment Private. Services of comfort entrusted to Watts Memorial Chapel, Inc., 808 Talbot Avenue, Braddock, PA (412-271-3880). Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Kenneth Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 10 March 1955, last residence not listed.

 

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LA’KEL LINWOOD ALFORD-ROBBINS

 

BUCKS COUNTY COURIER TIMES

Levittown, Bucks Co., PA—5 April 2012

 

            La’kel Linwood Alford-Robbins passed away at 6:23 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2012. In his infinite wisdom, God dispatched an angel to receive one of his children.

            La’kel was born Jan. 9, 2012 at St. Mary Medical Center, the son of Kelila Natica Robbins and Leonard Leon Alford. He was born with a rare heart condition which often left him in discomfort, but despite his illness, he was very strong and funny. La’kel loved to cuddle whether you were singing, reading, or watching his favorite cartoon shows.

            La’kel leaves to rejoice in his home going his mother, Kelila Natica Robbins; his father, Leonard Leon Alford; grandparents, Marie Robbins and Linwood Robbins, and Patricia Alford and Burtch Alford; brothers, Kervin Steven Robbins, Lafayette Alford, and Amir Alford; sisters; Nyia Alford and Essence Alford; great-grandmother, Marguerite Robbins; great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Coe; and godmother, Lori Lupinacci.

            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 7 at the Christ Baptist Church, 950 Jacksonville Rd., Burlington, N.J. Family and friends may call from 10 a.m. until time of service. Interment will be in Bristol Cemetery, Bristol, Pa. W. R. Woody Funeral Home, Burlington, N.J.

 

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LAURA B. ALFORD WING

 

Sisters Minnie and Laura Alford

From the collection of Sharon Mitchell Thomas, a granddaughter of their sister Lena Alford Carruthers

 

WARREN TIMES-MIRROR

Warren, Warren Co., PA—Saturday, 1 July 1967

 

            Mrs. Laura Wing, 86, of 21½ West Main St., Youngsville, died in Warren General Hospital on Friday, June 30, at 9 a.m. after a short illness.

            Born in Brookville, Pa., July 26, 1880, she was the daughter of the late Andrew and Mary Beers Alford. She was a member of the Methodist Church, Fisher, Pa., and the Golden Age Society of Youngsville.

            Mrs. Wing is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Ruby Ranson, Youngsville, Mrs. Pearl Bonner, Clarion, and Mrs. Lucille Nulph, Irvine. She also is survived by a son, Clifford, of Youngsville, nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Kelly, Mt. Jewett, and Mrs. Lena Carruthers, Bergen, N.Y.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, Harry B. Wing, who died December 13, 1948, and three infant sons.

            Friends may call at the McKinney Funeral Home in Youngsville on Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. The Rev. Gale Jewell, pastor of Fisher Methodist Church, will officiate at the funeral service on Monday at 2 p.m. in the McKinney Funeral Home. He will be assisted by the Reverend Lyston Knappenberger of the Youngsville Methodist Church. Burial will be in Highland Corners Cemetery in Forest County.

 

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Photo from Highland Cemetery, Elk Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, MRB

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, George Andrew Alford and Mary Anna Beers Alford; and sisters Alice Minerva Alford Bennett, Emma Luella Alford Kelley, Minnie Alford Leroy, and Nettie Lavina Alford Schoenthaler in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Lena L. Alford Carruthers in New York Obituaries.

            Her lineage: Laura B. 1880 PA1, George Andrew 1854 PA2, John M. 1812 PA3.

 

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LAWRENCE EDWARD ALVORD

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—Monday, 7 March 2005

 

            Lawrence E. Alvord, 82, of Middletown [Dauphin Co.], died Saturday at Harrisburg Hospital.

            He was the son of the late George W. and Florence Gotchell Alvord, and the husband of the late Katherine M. Dicks Alvord.

            He was a retired District Justice for Dauphin Boro, a member of the Paxton United Methodist Church, Harrisburg, a World War II Army Veteran, and a contributing member and one of the first Charter members of the Norman Rockwell Museum, Stockbridge, MA. He enjoyed playing and watching golf.

            Lawrence is survived by a daughter, Roni Miller of Harrisburg; a son, L. Edward Alvord of Oklahoma City, OK; a sister, Violet Fritz of Harrisburg; 3 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.

            Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 9, 2005, in the Neill Funeral Home, 3501 Derry Street, Harrisburg. Burial will be in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg....

 

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Photo from Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Brenda & Pete

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lawrence E. Alvord (SS# issued in PA) was born 20 July 1922, last residence Middletown, Dauphin Co., PA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Katherine Marie Dicks Alvord; and mother Florence E. Gotchell Alvord, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Ernest O. Alvord in Florida Obituaries.

            His middle name is from his Find A Grave memorial.

            His ALVORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Lawrence Edward 1922 PA1, George Washington 1886 PA2, Samuel W. 1850 PA3, David 1828 PA4, George ALLVORD [on his gravestone] 1795 PA5.

 

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LEAH MAE LEININGER ALVORD

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—Friday, 26 December 2003

 

WILLIAMSTOWN—Leah M. Alvord, 86, of 509 W. Broad Street, died Tuesday [December 23] in Williamstown.

            Born in Williamstown on July 7, 1917, a daughter of the late Charles and Leah Leininger.

            She was a member of the Four Square Gospel Church, Muir, where she was a former Sunday School Teacher.

            Leah was predeceased by her husband, Charles F., in 1971.

            Surviving are her caregivers, Wendell and Martha Altland and family of Williamstown; and nieces and nephews.

            Services will be private…. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery, Wiconisco.

            Dimon Funeral Homes, Inc., has charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Calvary United Methodist Cemetery, Wiconisco, Dauphin Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Beth Quigley O’Brien

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the death date of Leah M. Alvord (SS# issued in PA), but list her birth date as 9 July 1917, last residence Williamstown, Dauphin Co., PA.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Charles Franklin 1906 PA1, Charles Franklin 1879 PA2, Samuel W. 1850 PA3, David 1828 PA4, George ALLVORD [on his gravestone] 1795 PA5.

 

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LEIGH D. ALLVORD

 

DELAWARE COUNTY DAILY TIMES

Primos, Delaware Co., PA—Sunday, 5 October 2008

 

            Leigh D. Allvord, 68, of Brookhaven, a machinist and bowler, died Oct. 2 at home surrounded by his family.

            Born in Chester, Mr. Allvord resided in West Chester from 1977–1993 when he moved to Brookhaven. He graduated from Chester High School, Class of 1957. Mr. Allvord worked as a machinist at Scott Paper Co. until his retirement in 1994. He co-founded the Chester Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) while at Scott Paper.

            A U.S. Navy veteran, Mr. Allvord was a member of Holy Lutheran Church in Wallingford.

            He was an avid sportsman, who was an accomplished bowler and bowled a 300 game in 1983. He was inducted into the Delaware County Athletes Hall of Fame in 2002 and the Pennsylvania State Hall of Fame, Delaware County Chapter, in June.

            He bowled in the Penn City League for 40 years and the ABC Nationals for 29 years. Mr. Allvord served as manager of the Chester Youth Baseball League from 1970-1977. In his retirement, he began playing golf, which he enjoyed. Mr. Allvord was an active member of Felton Fire Co. No. 3 in Chester.

            He was son of the late George and Vannie Strunk Allvord and brother of the late George, Rand and Jan Allvord.

            Survivors: Wife of 46 years, Kathleen M. Mooney Allvord; sons, Daniel L. Allvord of Quarryville, David T. Allvord of Aston, Robert G. Allvord of Avondale; six grandchildren.

            Service: 10 a.m. Tuesday, Minshall-Shropshire-Bleyler Funeral Home, Middletown and Knowlton roads, Middletown…. Burial: Glenwood Memorial Gardens, Broomall.

            Contributions: University of Pennsylvania, Heart Transplant Division, c/o Donna Chojnowski, 6 Penn Towers, 3400 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA 19104.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Leigh D. Allvord (SS# issued in PA) was born 16 Nov 1939, last residence Brookhaven, Delaware Co., PA.

            See the obituary of his father, George Franklin Allvord, in this compilation. We included the obituary of his brother Rand David Allvord in California Obituaries.

            His ALLVORD lineage: Leigh D. 1939 PA1, George Franklin 1907 PA2, Daniel Frederick 1882 PA3, George W. 1851 PA4.

 

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LELA MCCLELLON ALFORD

 

MORNING CALL

Allentown, Lehigh Co., PA—Tuesday, 24 November 1992

 

            Lela M. Alford, 85, of Effort [Monroe Co.], formerly of Hoboken, N.J., died Sunday [November 22] in her home.

            She was the wife of the late Sylvester Alford. She and her husband had been farmers in North Carolina until 1961.

            Born in Chadbourn [Columbus Co.], N.C., she was a daughter of the late James and Daisy (Strickland) McClellon. She was member of Mount Olive Baptist Church, Hoboken.

            Survivors: Sons, James Alford of Effort, Thomas Jeffries of Hoboken, LeRoy Ford of Boston, Mass., and Clarence Jeffries of Plattsburgh, N.Y.; daughters, Ruth Ahmed of Effort, Geraldine McDonald of Hoboken, and Peggy Jeffries of Hoboken; sisters, Sadie Thomas, Lillie Flower, Estelle and Flossie, all of Chadbourn, and Rosie Lee Strickland of Washington, D.C.; brothers, Reuben and Ernest, both of Washington, D.C.; 17 grandchildren and 24 great-grandchildren.

            Services: 2 p.m. Wednesday, Kresge Funeral Home, Route 209, Brodheadsville….

 

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Permission granted by the photographer, louise floria

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lela Alford (SS# issued in NC) was born 22 Feb 1907 [different than gravestone], last residence Effort, Monroe Co., PA.

            From SSACI: Lela M. Alford was born 22 Feb 1900 [different than SSDI and gravestone] in Whiteville, Columbus Co., NC, daughter of James McClellon and Daisy L. Strikland.

 

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LELAWILL T. ALFORD COOGLER

 

BEAVER COUNTY TIMES

Beaver, Beaver Co., PA—Tuesday, 19 November 2003

 

[This obituary is not verbatim.]

 

            Lelawill T. Alford Coogler, a longtime resident of Beaver Falls, passed away in Pittsburgh on November 16, 2003.

            Born in Beaver Falls on November 29, 1922, she was a daughter of the late Clifford and Mary Lee Alford. For many years she provided accounting and secretarial services in the Beaver Falls area.

            In addition to her parents, her husband of 58 years, Henry A. Coogler, Sr., a daughter, Sandra Coogler, and two brothers, David T. Alford and Thomas D. “T.C.” Alford, preceded her in death.

            She is survived by four children, Georgianna Williams and Karne Kington, both of Pittsburgh; Henry A. Coogler, Jr., of Verona, Pennsylvania and Gill M. Coogler of New York City; five grandchildren, Marlee R. Williams of Pittsburgh, and Osunia Coogler, Darryl Lillard, Ricardo Nevel, and Cheya’nea K. Coogler, all of Verona; two brothers, William V. “Jeff” Alford and Linwood Alford, both of Beaver Falls; and three sisters, Arnell Bryant of Chester, Pennsylvania, Stella McMillion of Bridgewater, and Dolores White of Aliquippa.

            Funeral services [will be] held on Friday in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 3122 37th Street in Beaver Falls. Burial [will be] in Beaver Falls Cemetery. Leavell Funeral Home of Beaver Falls was in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lela Coogler (SS# issued in PA), last residence Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA.

            See the obituaries of her brothers Thomas D. “T.C.” Alford and William V. “Jeff” Alford in this compilation.

 

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LEN L. ALFORD, SR.

 

ALLEGHENY TIMES

Coraopolis, Beaver Co., PA—Friday, 25 July 2014

 

ALIQUIPPA—Len L. Alford, Sr. became a member of our father in heavens’ holy choir on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. His beloved high school sweetheart, Mary, was there to welcome him home.

            He was born November 22, 1938, and was a lifelong resident of Aliquippa. He was the son of the late Clarence and Lonie Alford.

            He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary F. Alford; son, Len L. Alford, Jr.; granddaughter, Trina Cannon; his sister, Doris Wesley and brothers, Henry and Robert Alford. He was a welder at American Bridge and a retired employee of A&S Railroad, Aliquippa.

            Surviving are his daughters, Lenora Alford, Beaver Falls, PA; Trina C. Alford, Aliquippa, PA, and Tammie C. Alford, Charlotte, NC; his grandchildren, Len L. Alford III, Lamekka Hill, Amary Cannon and Christian and Sydney Alford; five greatgrandchildren; his sisters, Lois Alexander, Jamaica, NY and Ruth (George) Pickett of Farrell, PA; inlaws, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends.

            He was a member of Greater Emmanuel AME Zion Church.

            He will be remembered for his love of music and as a member of the balladeers and musicians group the Vel-Tones of Aliquippa. The group performed at numerous venues throughout the tristate, in the fifties, with a television appearance and performances at Bill Powell’s record hops and Porky Chedwick’s dances. He was often asked to honor the congregation with solos at various churches. Most recently, he was heard performing at the nursing home where he had been a resident for the past six years.

            His family would like to thank everyone for their Prayers, care, and kindness during this time as they celebrate the life of Len L. Alford, a proud man, husband, father, and a truly blessed and talented vocalist.

            Pursuant to Len’s last wishes, the arrangements are private. He said to let everyone know he has gone the last mile of the way. A memorial service will be held at a later date.

            Len has been entrusted to the Anthony Mastrofrancesco Funeral Home Inc., 21st and McMinn Streets, Aliquippa, 724-375-0496.

 

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

            See the obituaries of his brothers Henry Alford and Robert Alford Sr. in this compilation.

 

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LILLIAN ALLFORD

 

TIMES LEADER

Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co., PA—30 April 2007

 

            Lillian Allford, of Hughestown, died Sunday, April 29, 2007, in Hospice Care of the VNA at Heritage House, Wilkes-Barre.

            Funeral arrangements are pending from the Howell-Lussi Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lillian Allford (SS# issued in PA) was born 20 Oct 1915, last residence Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA.

 

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LILLIE MAE GRAYS ALFORD

 

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MORNING CALL

Allentown, Lehigh Co., PA—Tuesday, 11 February 1992

 

            Lillie Mae Alford, 66, of 536 Folk St., Easton, died Sunday [February 9] in Gracedale, Upper Nazareth Township [Luzerne Co.].

            She was the wife of Willie C. Alford. They were married 50 years in December. She worked for the Northampton County Detention Center, Easton, for 13 years, retiring in 1987.

            Born in Cuthbert, Ga., she was a daughter of the late Clayborne and Lougenia (Jackson) Grays. She was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, Easton, and its willing workers.

            Survivors: Husband; daughters, Dorothy Kelley, Gladys Harris, Diane and Cassanda, all of Easton, Olivia Greenfield, Yolanda Atwood and Connie, all of Bethlehem, Judy Kelley of Atlanta, Ga., Erica, stationed with the Air Force in Turkey, and Marjorie Louise Williams of Cuthbert; sisters, Ruby Walker of Easton and Ella Mae Williams of Pecos, Texas; 22 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

            Services: 1 p.m. Friday in the church. Call noon to 1 p.m. Friday in church. Arrangements, Strunk Funeral Home, Berwick Street, Easton.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lillie M. Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 4 Sept 1925, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her husband, Willie C. Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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LINCOLN ALVORD

 

BOSTON GLOBE

Boston, Suffolk Co, MA—Tuesday, 21 September 1982

 

WEST CHESTER, Pa.—Lincoln Alvord, formerly of Waban, Mass., died last Tuesday [September 14] in Chester County Hospital in West Chester after a lengthy illness. He was 86.

            He had been a real estate man in Newton, Mass., for 40 years and had been a member of the Realty Board.

            Mr. Alvord had been a pilot in the Army Air Corps in World War I.

            He was a member of the First Church of Christ Scientist, Newton.

            He leaves a daughter, Fay Kelly of Coatesville, Pa.; a son, Clark Alvord of West Hartford, Conn., and eight grandchildren.

            Burial will be private in Wollaston Cemetery, Quincy. Graveside services will be conducted later.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Lincoln Alvord (SS# issued in MA) was born 31 Jan 1896 and died ____ Sept 1982, last residence Coatesville, Chester Co., PA.

 

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LISBETH A. ALVORD

 

DELAWARE COUNTY DAILY TIMES

Chester, Delaware Co., PA—Tuesday, 1 October 1968

 

            Alvord, Lisbeth A.—On Sept. 30, 1968, wife of Dr. Walter E. Alvord of Prospect Park, Pa.

            Relatives and friends are invited to funeral services Thursday, 1 p.m. from the Griffith Chapel, 521 Chester Pike, Norwood, Pa.

            Interment Arlington Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her husband, Walter Emory Alvord, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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LLOYD DONALD ALFORD

 

WARREN TIMES-MIRROR

Warren, Warren Co., PA—Wednesday, 9 December 1942

 

HUNTER FROM UNION CITY IS CRASH VICTIM

INJURIES SUSTAINED IN COLLISION TUESDAY CAUSE THE DEATH OF LLOYD ALFORD

COMPANIONS ESCAPE

 

            Lloyd Alford, 30, of Union City [Erie Co.], died at the Warren General Hospital at 11:40 last night from internal injuries sustained when a sedan he was operating figured in an accident with a truck operated by Albert N. Pitts, 46, of Bradford, on U.S. Route 6, between Pittsfield and Youngsville about seven o’clock.

            Alvin Hawley, R.D. 1, Waterford, a passenger in the Alford car, .sustained a wrenched neck and Frank Youngs, 60, R.D. 2, Union City, escaped with shock. Pitts was uninjured.

            According to the preliminary investigation made by a member of the local barracks of the Pennsylvania Motor Police Alford and his companions were enroute home after a hunting trip in the vicinity of Hermit Springs. Survivors stated that they observed the truck approaching them from the west for some distance, and at one time, it was to the left of the center line. Later it returned to the right lane, but just as it reached the Alford car it seemed to swerve to the left again.

            Pitts, however, is quoted as saying that the Alford car was to the left of the center line and he attempted to pull the truck to the right to avoid a collision but the two vehicles met. The left sides of both the truck and the sedan were badly damaged and Alford was pinned between the steering wheel and the seat of his machine. Rushed to the hospital it was not at first thought he was seriously hurt, but later internal hemorrhages developed. A partial post mortem revealed that he had sustained ruptures to the spleen and intestines and other internal injuries. His wife reached the hospital a short time before he died.

            The entire left side of the sedan was torn away and one wheel was broken off. The truck lost the left fender, front tire and running board in addition to other damages….

            Today a triple investigation was launched into the tragedy…. A jury was to be impaneled this afternoon, and it is possible an inquest will be held later.

            Mr. and Mrs. Alford have been married five and one-half years. They have no children. Besides his wife Mr. Alford is survived by his mother Mrs. Hazel Cox. Wattsburg, a sister Mrs. James Maynard, and brother Ralph Alford, both of Wattsburg.

            Removal was made to the Peterson funeral home. The body will be taken to the Crow funeral home in Union City later in the day.

 

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Taken by inactive Find A Grave contributor Bimmy

 

AAFA NOTES: From PA Deaths: Lloyd Alford was born 17 July 1912 in Union City, PA, son of Ralph Alford and Hazel Hawley. He died 8 Dec 1942 in Warren, Warren Co., PA. His wife was Meredith Young Alford.

            On his 1940 WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he signed his name Lloyd Donald Alford. He was born 17 July 1913 in Union City, PA, where he was currently living with his wife, “Mrs. Meridth Arlene Alford.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Lloyd Donald 1912 PA1, Ralph Leon 1890 PA2, Martin S. 1863 PA3, Wellington 1837 NY4, Martin 1804 VT5, Oliver 1767 VT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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LORETTA D. ALVORD JANES SCHUSSLER

 

DELAWARE COUNTY DAILY TIMES

Primos, Delaware Co., PA—Tuesday, 5 December 2000

 

            Mrs. Loretta D. Janes Schussler, 61, of 326 Darby Ter., Darby, .a former assistant hosiery store manager, died Monday [December 4] in Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital, Darby.

            Mrs. Schussler, the former Loretta D. Alvord, was born in Scranton and lived about 23 years in Darby. She was the widow of Edward Schussler, who died four years ago.

            She had been assistant manager of Joy Hosiery Store, Woodland Ave., Philadelphia.

            She is survived by three sons, Harry Janes of Chester and Wayne and Terry Janes, both of Darby; a daughter, Mrs. Lois Llewellyn of Morton; three sisters, Mrs. Esther Friese, Mrs. Mildred Schmidt and Mrs. Pearl Kresge, and a brother, Joseph Alvord, all of Scranton, and nine grandchildren.

            The funeral will be 8:45 a.m. Thursday at the Marvil Funeral Home, 1110 Main St., Darby. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10 a.m. at St. Clement’s Roman Catholic Church, 71st St. and Woodland Ave., Philadelphia....

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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LOUISE E. DICKINSON HALFORD

 

HARTFORD COURANT

Hartford, Hartford Co., CT—Thursday, 25 September 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Louise E. Halford, 73, of Bethlehem [Northampton Co.], PA, wife of the late Henry T. Halford, died Saturday, (Sept. 13, 1997).

            Born in Middletown [CT], she was the daughter of the late Irving and Julia Dickinson of Higganum. She was a long time resident of Hartford, where she worked at the corporate office of the former Hartford National Bank. She was a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church, 3245 Oakland Rd, Bethlehem, PA 18017.

            She is survived by a daughter, Judith Crafts, of Nazareth, PA; a son, Philip Halford, of Indianapolis, IN; a brother, Raymond Dickinson, of Middletown; nine grandchildren; and a great grandson.

            She was predeceased by a daughter, Patricia Lynn Thomas, in 1994.

            Burial was at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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LUCINDA HEIST ALFORD

 

PITTSBURGH PRESS

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—Sunday, 30 April 1922

 

            On Thursday, April 27, 1922, Mrs. Lucinda Alford (nee Heist), widown of John J. Alford. Funeral services at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. W.J. McCutcheon, 250 Watsonia blvd., Northside, Pittsburgh, on Saturday, April 29, at 8 p.m…. Interment private on Sunday….

 

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Photo from Allegheny Cemetery, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Richard Boyer

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her children Etta C. Alford Crusan and Jonathan J. Alford in this compilation.

            Her husband’s probable lineage: John 1839 PA1, William 1808 NY2, John 1780 MA3.

 

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LUELLA B. TITCH ALFORD

 

ERIE TIMES-NEWS

Erie, Erie Co., PA—Friday, 20 April 2007

 

            Luella B. Alford, 76, of Corry, died Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at Corry Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Bracken Funeral Home, 315 N. Center Street, Corry, PA.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Luella B. Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 3 July 1930, last residence Corry, Erie Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her daughter Jean K. Alford Jewell in this compilation.

 

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LULU E. ALFORD BOWLEY

 

KANE REPUBLICAN

Kane, McKean Co., PA—Wednesday, 3 March 1937

 

WILCOX [Elk Co.], Mar. 3—Mrs. Lulu Bowley resident of Wilcox 30 years died yesterday morning [March 2] at one o’ clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Harry Lehman.

            The deceased is survived by one son, Merrill Bowley, of Wilcox, and two daughters, Mrs. Harry Lehman, of Wilcox [Elk Co.], and Mrs. Kenneth Baldensperger of Warren.

            Mrs. Bowley’s husband, the late George Bowley, preceded her in death last October.

 

 

Lulu E Bowley

Photos from Wilcox Cemetery, Wilcox, Elk Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Jeff & Annie Wolfe

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her father, James Turner Alford; and sister Twila Verona Alford Hicks in this compilation.

            From PA Deaths: Lulu E. Bowely [sic] was born 7 Nov 1871 in Brooksville [Brookville, Jefferson Co.], PA, daughter of James Turner Alford and Elizabeth Bowen.

            Her lineage: Lulu 1871/1872 PA1, James Turner 1840 PA2, John M. 1812 PA3.

 

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LYMAN ALVORD

 

MANSFIELD ADVERTISER

Mansfield, Tioga Co., PA—Wednesday, 27 October 1880

 

            Mr. Lyman Alvord of Brookfield, died last Saturday night [October 23] and was buried on Monday. Rev. Daniel Hunt preached the funeral sermon. Mr. Alvord was 87 years old.

 

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Permission granted by the photographer, TSOtime

 

AAFA NOTES: Lyman was the son of Asahel Gould and Sarah Morey. He married Esther Seeley.

            His widow’s War of 1812 Pension Application File [Ancestry] lists his death date as 10 Oct 1880, which conflicts with his obituary.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Lyman 1793 CT4, Asahel Gould 1769 CT5, Asahel 1746 CT6, Asahel 1720 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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MAE RACHEL ALLVORD TESNO

 

LEBANON DAILY NEWS

Lebanon, Lebanon Co., PA—Saturday, 25 April 1970

 

            Mrs. Mae A. Tesno, 75, 234 E. Second St., Hummelstown, died Friday in the Community General Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg.

            She was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, the Flower Club, Golden Age Club, the War Mothers, and the fire company auxiliary, all of Hummelstown.

            Surviving are five daughters: Mrs. Anna L. Kotch, South Boundbrook, N.J., Mrs. Gladys C. Wiwadis and Mrs. Evelyn A. Still, both of Hummelstown, and Mrs. Alice A. Carlton and Mrs. Grace M. Helm, both of Hershey; three sons, Franklin, Hummelstown; Earl, Hershey, and Alfred, Palmyra; a brother, William Alvord, Camp Hill; 29 grandchildren and 30 great-grandchildren.

 

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EVENING HERALD

Shenandoah, Schuylkill Co., PA—Saturday, 25 April 1970

 

            Mrs. Mae A. Tesno of Hummelstown died Friday. Burial will be Tuesday in Sunnyside Cemetery, Mowry.

            She is survived by five daughters and three sons, also a brother, William Alvord of Camp Hill, 29 grandchildren and 32 [sic] great-grandchildren.

            The funeral will be from Grace Methodist Church, Hummelstown, with viewing Monday evening at Tresz Funeral Parlor in Hummelstown.

 

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Permission granted by the photographer, Joanne Gross Vaughn

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mae Tesno (SS# issued in PA) was born 9 June 1894 and died _____ Apr 1970, last residence Hummelstown, Dauphin Co., PA.

            See the obituaries of her father, George W. Allvord; and siblings Carrie L. Alvord Klinger, Cora Ellen Allvord Sausser, Daniel Frederick Allvord, David Ward Allvord, and William Ray Alvord Sr. in this compilation.

            Her ALLVORD lineage: Mae Rachel 1894 PA1, George W. 1851 PA2.

 

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MARGARET ELLEN DAVIS ALVORD

 

Photo from rhubbert75’s C-Spriggle Family Tree (Ancestry) – used with permission

 

SHAMOKIN NEWS-DISPATCH

Shamokin, Northumberland Co., PA—Friday, 6 April 1934

 

 

In another article:

 

SHAMOKIN NEWS-DISPATCH

Shamokin, Northumberland Co., PA—Monday, 9 April 1934

 

            The funeral of Mrs. Margaret E. Alvord, widow of George Alvord, member of a pioneer family, was held at 2:00 this afternoon from the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Spriggle, 24 South Seventh street, and was attended by many relatives and friends. Services were said by the Revs. C.E. Smith and W.W. Banks, of the Trinity Evangelical and Lincoln Street Methodist Episcopal church, respectively, and were solemnly impressive. Burial was in the family plot in the Odd Fellows’ cem- etery, with two sons-in-law and four grandsons officiating as bearers.

 

Photo from Odd Fellows / IOOF Cemetery, Shamokin, Northumberland Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

From Northumberland County Headstone Pictures

Photographed by Bruce Brabitz in 2008, courtesy of Louise Latsha – used with permission

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her daughter Mary Elizabeth Alvord Derr in this compilation. We included the obituaries of her daughter Emma Augusta Alvord Harnett; and grandson George B. Alvord in New York Obituaries.

            From PA Deaths: She was born 10 June 1867 in Mt. Laffee, Schuylkill Co., PA, daughter of Evan Davis and Rachel Price, both born in Wales. She died 5 Apr 1934 [different than obituary].

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: George Washington 1865 PA3, David 1828 PA4, George 1794 PA5.

 

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MARGARET “PEGGY” MITCHELL ALFORD

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—11 January 2015

 

Margaret M. "Peggy" Alford Obituary

 

            Margaret (Peggy) M. Alford 69, of Camp Hill, died Friday at home following a difficult bout with ALS.

            Her devoted husband, John G. Alford, enjoyed her love and friendship for 47 years.

            Born in Pittsburgh, PA, April 7, 1945, the daughter of the late Lillian G. & Donald B. Mitchell was a graduate of Baldwin-Whitehall School District and Muskingum College. While in college, Peggy spent her junior year abroad as a student at the University of Madrid in Spain and then went on to work toward a master’s degree in education at Penn State University. Continuing her love for education, she went on to teach history and Spanish at Gateway High School in Pittsburgh, Peters Township High School in suburban Pittsburgh, and retired from Red Land High School within the West Shore School District.

            With a strong devotion to her faith, she was an active member of the Camp Hill Presbyterian Church, where she served as a Sunday school teacher, youth program mentor, women’s association officer, member of Quilters and Crafters for Mission, Esther circle leader, kitchen aide and a tireless volunteer wherever needed.

            Peggy will be forever remembered for the deep love, leadership and devotion she showed to her family and numerous friends alike as well as the tremendous joy she brought to all the lives she touched.

            A beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Peggy is survived by her loving husband, John G. Alford; brother, Donald C. Mitchell; daughter, Leigh Ellen Alford Baca & her husband, Michael; son, Adam James Alford & his wife Emily; and 4 adoring grandchildren, Peter & Megan Baca, and Alexis & Evan Alford….

            Funeral services will be held Tuesday January 13, 2015 at 2:00PM at her church. Burial will be at the convenience of the family…. Myers-Harner Funeral Home, Camp Hill in charge of arrangements.

 

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

 

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MARION L. HOTT ALFORD BARTUSH

 

SCRANTON TIMES

Scranton, Lackawanna Co., PA—Wednesday, 28 November 2001

 

AVOCA—Marion Bartush, 72, of Avoca, died Tuesday November 27] at Mercy Hospice. She was the wife of Edwin E. Bartush. They had been married 31 years.

            Born January 17, 1929, in Romney, West Virginia, daughter of the late James E. and Myrtle Dean Hott, she attended Romney High School and worked for the U.S. postal Service. She was a member of Saints Peter and Paul Church, Avoca.

            Two sons, John Hott, St. Petersburg, Florida, and Thomas Alford, Riverdale, Maryland survive her.

            Sisters, Dorothy Dorsey, Margaret Haines, and Hazel Lewis, brothers, Richard, Frank, and James Hott preceded her in death.

            The funeral was held at Kniffen O’Malley Funeral Home, 728 Main Street, Avoca. Interment was in Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Marion L. Bartush (SS# issued in WV), last residence Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA.

 

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MARTHA ALFORD

 

NEW CASTLE NEWS

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—Thursday, 14 April 1949

 

            Graveside services for Miss Martha Alford, Coraopolis, will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. in Oak Park cemetery.

            Miss Alford died Tuesday at the age of 93 years at the home of her niece, Mrs. H.S. Robertson, Coraopolis Heights, Coraopolis.

            She was the daughter of Rev. John and Martha Alford.

 

 Martha Alford

Photo from Oak Park Cemetery, New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Betsy Caposell

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of her father, John Alford; and brother Charles McMillan Alford in Florida Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see “Michael Alford Family,” About Alfords, July 1984, pages 11–13

            Her lineage: Martha 1856 IL1, John 1828 PA2, Thomas 1800 PA3, Michael 1765 Ireland4.

 

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MARTHA E. ALVORD

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—Sunday, 25 February 1996

 

LYKENS—Martha E. Alvord, 82, of 15 S. Second St. died Friday [February 23] in Polyclinic Medical Center, Harrisburg.

            She retired from H.A. Instrument Co., Philadelphia; and was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church, Wiconisco, the Lykens Area Senior Citizens and the Golden Age Organization, Wiconisco.

            She was the widow of Arthur M. Alvord.

            Surviving are a son, Arthur M. of Morrisville; four sisters, Dorothy Fulkroad of Millersburg, Margaret Maurer of Lykens, Mildred Kaster of Spring Glen and Ethel Wenrich of Mount Holly Springs; a granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.

            Services will be held at 10: 30 a.m. Wednesday in Shultz Funeral Home. Burial will be in Whitemarsh Memorial Park, Ambler….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Martha E. Alvord (SS# issued in PA) was born 11 April 1913, last residence Lykens, Dauphin Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her son Arthur Melvin Alvord Jr. in this compilation.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Arthur Melvin 1910 PA1, John Henry 1871 PA2, Samuel W. 1850 PA3, David 1828 PA4, George ALLVORD [on his gravestone] 1795 PA5.

 

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MARTHA HARRIS ALLFORD

 

PITTSTON GAZETTE

Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA—Thursday, 3 April 1959

 

            Death claimed one of Pittston’s long-respected and beloved residents, Mrs. Charles Allford, of 66 East Oak street, yesterday at Pittston Hospital, where she had been admitted on Monday as a medical patient. Her passing was met with sincere sorrow by her many relatives and friends, who affectionately referred to her as “Aunt Mattie.”

            Mrs. Allford was born in this city and had been a lifelong resident. She was the former Martha (Mattie) Harris, being the daughter of the late George and Jane Havard Harris, pioneer residents of the Welsh Hill section of the city, the family home being on Oak street.

            Held in high regard and respect by all who knew her, Mrs. Allford was a devout Christian having been a very active member of the First Baptist Church, Water street, and its Ladies Aid Society. Her love and devotion for her church was second only to that of her family.

            She was the widow of Charles Allford, a well-known baker in the region, who died on July 19th, 1952. Mrs. Allford was also proceeded in death by a son, Roy, who paid the supreme sacrifice for his country, having been killed in Italy during World War II, while a member of the United States Army. She was a member of the local Chapter of Gold Star Mothers.

            The deceased is survived by three sons and a daughter: Harold, West Pittston; Raymond and Mrs. Victor Evans, both at home, and George, this city. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Harold Allford, Jr., West Pittston, and Karen Ann Allford, this city; three greatgrandchildren; brothers, Edward Harris, Valley Stream, Long Island, N.Y., and George Harris, proprietor of Harris’ Bakery, Avoca, along with several nieces and nephews.

            The funeral will be held on Saturday at 2:30 p. m. from the family home, with Rev. William Kern, pastor of the First Baptist Church, officiating. Interment will be in Pittston cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her son Roy H. Allford in this compilation.

            Her husband’s ALLFORD lineage: Charles 1879 PA1, Samuel 1807 England2, Samuel 1782 England3, Thomas 1762 England4.

 

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MARTHA MOCKEL BOYD ALVORD

 

NEW CASTLE NEWS

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—Tuesday, 11 October 1966

 

 

AAFA NOTES: From PA Deaths: Martha Boyd Alvord was born 20 Nov 1886, daughter of Franz Mockel and Wilhelminia Bauer. She died 10 Oct 1966 in New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA. She was the widow of Albert Alvord.

 

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MARY ALLEN ALVORD

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—Thursday, 1 December 1887

 

DIED

 

            Alvord—On the 28th inst., Mary Alvord, at the residence of her son, James B. Alvord, No. 600 South Forty-second street, in the 94th year of her age.

            Services this afternoon, at 2 o’clock precisely. Interment private.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her son James Brazer Alvord in this compilation.

            From Samuel Morgan Alvord, A Genealogy of the Descendants of Alexander Alvord An Early Settler of Windsor, Conn. and Northampton, Mass. (Webster, NY: A.D. Andrews, Printer, 1908), p. 190:

 

 

            Mary shares a large four-sided monument in Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA, with her children James Brazer Alvord and Sarah Isabella Alvord, her grandson James Lesley Alvord, and James’ wife, Sarah Allen Wilson Alvord.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Alfred 1789 MA1, Caleb 1751 MA2, Elijah 1719 MA3, John 1685 MA4, Thomas 1653 CT5, Alexander 1627 England6, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England7.

 

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MARY AMANDA RITZMAN ALVORD

 

THE EVENING NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—Friday, 12 May 1922

 

WICONISCO, May 12—Funeral services for Mrs. Mary A. Alvord, widow of Samuel Alvord, were held at the Evangelical Church this afternoon…. Burial was in the Wiconisco Cemetery.

            Mrs. Alvord was born at Berrysburg [Dauphin Co.] and has lived in Wiconisco for the past fifty-three years. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jonas Ritzman.

            Her survivors include the following children: Charles Alvord, of Williamstown; Mrs. Kate Messner, of Wiconisco; Mrs. Minnie Deitrich, of Williamstown; Harry Alvord, of Philadelphia; George Alvord and Ray Alvord, of Harrisburg, and Miss Elizabeth Wolfgang, of Halifax.

 

Samuel Alvord - Grave Marker

Calvary United Methodist Cemetery, Wiconisco, Dauphin Co., PA

Photo from norm1287’s Gasbarro Family Tree (Ancestry)

Photo taken by Norm Gasbarro Jr.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Samuel W. Alvord; and daughter Sadie Elizabeth Alvord Wolfgang in this compilation.

 

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MARY ANNA BEERS ALFORD

 

Alford, Mary Ann Beer

“This picture was given to William Carruthers by his grandmother, Lena Carruthers.”

Photo from BillandBarbCarruthers’ Carruthers Family Tree (Ancestry) - used with permission

 

KANE REPUBLICAN

Kane, McKean Co., PA—Wednesday, 29 March 1944

 

AGED MT. JEWETT WOMAN EXPIRES

 

            Mrs. Mary Anna Alford, 83, died last evening [March 28] at 6:40 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Kelly, of Mt. Jewett. Death was due to complications of old age.

            She was born November 30, 1860, in Brookville. She had resided on the Highland road until nine months ago when she moved to Mt. Jewett. She was a member of the Kane Baptist church. Her husband, George Alford, preceded her in death on January 14. 1938.

            She is survived by five daughters, Mrs. Laura Wing, of Irvine; Mrs. Minerva Bennett, of Ormsby; Mrs. George Kelley, of Mt. Jewett; Mrs. Lena Caruthers, of Berber, N.Y., and Miss Nettie Alford, of Warren; two sisters, Mrs. Hiram Steele and Mrs. Alice Lewis, of Brookville; one brother, Charles Beere [sic: Beers], also of Brookville; 19 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren children.

            Prayer service will be held from the Kelley residence in Mt. Jewett Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock and the funeral services will be held from the Kane Baptist church at 2:45 o’clock…. Interment will be in the Forest Lawn cemetery.

 

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Photo from Forest Lawn Cemetery, Kane, McKean Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John K. Pierson

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, George Andrew Alford; and daughters Alice Minerva Alford Bennett, Emma Luella Alford Kelley, Laura B. Alford Wing, Minnie Alford Leroy, and Nettie Lavina Alford Schoenthaler in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter Lena L. Alford Carruthers in New York Obituaries.

            Anniversary announcement:

 

KANE REPUBLICAN

Kane, McKean Co., PA—Tuesday, 11 June 1929

 

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MARY FRUELLA MCCURDY ALFORD

 

NEW CASTLE NEWS

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—Thursday, 14 December 1916

 

 

Mary F <i>McCurdy</i> Alford

Photo from Hermon-Union Cemetery, Princeton, Lawrence Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mary Denziger

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Frank P. Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone that is in addition to Mary’s individual stone; and children Edna Mae Alford Holcomb, Herman Caldwell Alford, and James Delbert Alford in this compilation.

            Her middle name is from her Find A Grave memorial.

            From PA Deaths: Mary F. Alford was born 17 Feb 1861 in PA, daughter of Abraham McCurdy and Mervina Morrison.

 

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MARY E. ALFORD JOHNSON

 

PALM BEACH POST

Palm Beach, Palm Beach Co., FL—Friday, 24 September 1948

 

            Johnson, Mrs. Mary Alford—Mrs. Johnson, 76, wife of Lewis E. Johnson, Lake Court Apartments, died Thursday morning [September 23] at Bethlehem, Pa., after a long illness.

            Mr. and Mrs. Johnson had made their home at the Lake Court for the last 10 years.

            Besides the husband she is survived by one son, Leland Johnson, and two grandchildren of Winnetka, Ill., and a brother, Lore Alford, city.

            Funeral services and burial are arrangements are expected to be in Bethlehem where the Johnsons made their home for many years before coming to Florida.

 

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Photo from Nisky Hill Cemetery, Bethlehem, Northampton Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Tom Myers

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituaries of her parents, Lore Alford and Lilla St. John Alford, in Iowa Obituaries; her sister Louise Alford Powell in District of Columbia Obituaries; her brothers Edward True Alford and Lore Alford in Florida Obituaries; and her brother Robert Cushman Alford in California Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Mary E. 1872 IA1, Lore 1838 ME2, Nathaniel 1807 ME3, Deacon Lore 1766 CT4, Nathaniel 1738 CT5, Nathaniel 1688 CT6, Josiah 1649 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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MARY E. BAYURA MUTNANSKY ALFORD

 

Photo from Clement L. Pantalone Funeral Home

 

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—12 June 2010

 

            Mary (Bayura) Alford, 81, of Youngwood, died Thursday, June 10, 2010, in Forbes Road.

            She was born Sept. 8, 1928, in Forbes Road, a daughter of the late Joseph Bayura and Rose Balog Bayura.

            In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her first husband, John Mutnansky; her second husband, James T. “Big Jim” Alford; a son, Joseph T. Alford; a grandson, Edward J. Mutnansky; a sister, Lucille Massera; and four brothers, Joseph, Frank, George and John Bayura.

            Mary is survived by three sons, John Mutnansky and his wife, Jane, of Scottdale, Edward Mutnansky and his wife, Sandra, of Latrobe, and Michael Mutnansky and his wife, Robin, of Forbes Road; two stepdaughters, Catherine Smith, of Navarre, Fla., and Yvonne Steele and her husband, Richard, of New Alexandria; a stepson, James Catlin and his wife, Andrea, of Etters; 14 grandchildren, Kevin Catlin and his wife, Lori, Jeff Catlin and his fiancee, Patricia Nestman, Sarah and Petie Steele, Nikki, Erica and Zackary Smith, John IV and his wife, Jasmine Mutnansky, Christopher Mutnansky and his wife, Jennifer, David Mutnansky and his wife, Nicole, Michael Mutnansky Jr. and his wife, Regina, Michelle Redigan and her husband, Matthew, and Amanda Reese and her husband, Kent; 14 great grandchildren, Lily and Jimmy Catlin, Angel, Romayne, McKayla, Christopher Jr., Trenton, Kaylee, Elaina, Travis, Jacob, Michael III and Noah Edward Mutnansky and Rachel Mackenzie Reese; a brother, Michael T. Bayura Sr., of Forbes Road; a sister, Rose Piccinini and her husband, Dominic, of Forbes Road; and numerous nieces and nephews.

            The family would like to extend a special thank you to Chauncey Saunders for all her help. Relatives and friends are invited to celebrate the life of Mary from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday in the Clement L. Pantalone Funeral Home Inc., 409 W. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg, PA 15601, 724-837-0020. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. Monday in Holy Cross Church, Youngwood, with Father John S. Szczesny, as celebrant. Interment will follow in Calvary Hill Cemetery.

            In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to VITAS Hospice, Attn: Foundation 235, Alpha Drive, Suite 101, Pittsburgh, PA 15238 or the American Cancer Society, 863 Georges Station Road, Suite 2, Greensburg, PA 15601. To sign online guestbook, view memorial video, order flowers/condolence gifts or for directions, please visit us at www.pantalone.com. Natale N. Pantalone, supervisor.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary E. Alford (SS# issued in PA), last residence Youngwood, Westmoreland Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her second husband, James T. Alford, in this compilation.

 

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MARY E. DOAN ALFORD

 

STAR-GAZETTE

Elmira, Chemung Co., NY—Monday, 31 August 1964

 

 

STAR-GAZETTE

Elmira, Chemung Co., NY—Monday, 31 August 1964

 

AREA’S OLDEST MOTHER DIES AT BLOSSBURG AT AGE OF 104

 

BLOSSBURG—Mrs. Mary Alford of 111 McIntyre St., who observed her 104th birthday last February, died Sunday [August 30] at Blossburg State Hospital. Mrs. Alford had been a patient at the hospital for about a week.

            Mrs. Alford was born Feb. 13, 1860 at Hills Creek, near Tioga, Pa. Until the death in 1923 of her husband, Horatio, she lived at Tioga. Her husband was station agent for the Erie Railroad there for many years.

            Since 1923 Mrs. Alford made her home with a son-in-law and only daughter, Mr. and Mrs. John S. Stevens of Blossburg. Mrs. Alford had been confined to bed most of the time in recent years, but spent a few hours in a chair each day. She was a seamstress and was known for her handiwork including crocheting and knitting. She was a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church at Tioga.

            In a contest conducted in 1963 by the Retail Division of the Elmira Association of Commerce, Mrs. Alford was designated as the oldest mother in the Elmira trading area. When she reached the age of 100, she received greetings from then President Eisenhower and a plaque from the Tioga County Medical Society. The plaque cited Mrs. Alford as one “whose life exemplifies healthful living.”

 

In another article:

 

STAR-GAZETTE

Elmira, Chemung Co., NY—Monday, 31 August 1964

 

            Alford, Mrs. Mary—Age 104, of 111 McIntyre St., Blossburg [Tioga Co., PA], Sunday, Aug. 30, 1964.

            She was the widow of Horatio Alford; a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, Tioga.

            Survived by daughter, Mrs. John Stevens, with whom she resided; granddaughter, Mrs. John Eckert; great-granddaughter, Miss Mary Ann Eckert, both of Stroudsburg, Pa.

            Body at Adams Funeral Home, Blossburg…. Funeral in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Blossburg, Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Richard Landis. Evergreen Cemetery, Tioga.

 

In another article:

 

WELLSBORO GAZETTE

Wellsboro, Tioga Co., PA—Thursday, 3 September 1964

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Horatio S. Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and daughter Bess B. Alford Stevens in this compilation.

 

            Her 104th birthday:

 

WELLSBORO GAZETTE

Wellsboro, Tioga Co., PA—Thursday, 13 February 1964

 

 

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MARY E. KERCHOFF ALFORD

 

NEW CASTLE NEWS

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—Monday, 3 March 1924

 

            Mrs. Mary Kerchoff Alford aged 64 years, one of the best known women of the East Side died Sunday afternoon at 3:50 at the residence, 231 East Washington Street. Mrs. Alford’s death was the result of pneumonia which she contracted about ten days ago.

            She was born January 29, 1860, a daughter of Ruben and Sarah Kerchoff. She was a faithful and consistent member of the Third United Presbyterian church and was a woman of beautiful Christian character.

            Three children survive: Ira K. Alford of this city, Miss Mamie K. Alford at home and Mrs. Rena Lutz of Youngstown, O., and three grandchildren, Harry and Clair Alford and Thad Lutz.

            Funeral services will take place Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 from the residence…. Interment in Oak Park cemetery.

 

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Photo from Oak Park Cemetery, New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, T. Heasley

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Samuel Scott Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her daughter Rena Alford Lutz in Ohio Obituaries.

 

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MARY ELIZABETH ALVORD DERR

 

THE NEWS-ITEM

Shamokin, Northumberland Co., PA—Monday, 15 June 1970

 

            Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Derr, 80 of 525 North First Street, Shamokin, died Saturday morning [June 13] at 12:15 in Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, where she had been a patient since last Tuesday. Death terminated an illness of several years.

            Born in Shamokin, February 12, 1890, Mrs. Derr was a daughter of the late George Washington and Margaret Ellen (Davis) Alvord. A lifelong resident of Shamokin, Mrs. Derr attended Shamokin schools and was married November 7, 1907, in Elmira, N.Y., to the late George S. Derr, who died in 1947. She was a member of Christian and Missionary Alliance Church.

            Survivors include the following children, Garlan E. Derr, Shamokin; Mrs. Vernon (Letha) Hickman, Monongahela; G. Forrest and Evan C. Derr, Binghamton. N.Y.; Mrs. Chester (Louise) Reitz, Catawissa; 12 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and the following brothers and sisters, Ray Alvord, Monroe, N.Y.; Evan C. Alvord, Sharon Hill, and Mrs. Marie Spriggle, Shamokin.

 

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Photo from Odd Fellows Cemetery, Shamokin, Northumberland Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John Cahill

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituary of her mother, Margaret Ellen Davis Alvord, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Emma Augusta Alvord Harnett in New York Obituaries.

            Her ALVORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Mary Elizabeth 1890 PA1, George Washington 1865 PA2, David 1828 PA3, George ALLVORD [on his gravestone] 1795 PA4.

 

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MARY ELIZABETH BARTLETT ALVORD

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—Tuesday, 10 September 1940

 

DIED

 

            Sept. 8, Mary Elizabeth Alvord, mother of Mrs. Henri Marceau. Service and int. at Newton Center, Mass.

 

AAFA NOTES: From PA Deaths: Mary E. Alvord died 8 Sept 1940 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA. She was born 15 June 1866 in MA, daughter of Alvin G. Bartlett and Rebecca Chase. Her husband is Alfred Ely Alvord and her daughter, the informant, is Rebecca Alvord Marceau.

            We included the obituary of her daughter, Rebecca Alvord Marceau, in New Jersey Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Alfred Ely 1862 MA1, Frederick 1828 CT2, Martin 1788 CT3, Saul 1753 MA4, Saul 1717 MA5, John 1685 MA6, Thomas 1653 CT7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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MARY ELLEN STAMBAUGH ALVORD

 

INTELLIGENCER JOURNAL

Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PA—25 March 2005

 

            Mary Ellen Alvord, 75, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2005 at Lancashire Hall.

She was retired from Union Trust Co.

            She was the widow of Frank Alvord.

            She is survived by two children, Nancy Eckel and husband, Don of Brownstown; son, Gary Alvord and wife, Sheri of Lancaster; 4 grandchildren and 1 sister, Ramona Cain of FL.

            A memorial service will be held at Lancashire Hall at a later date.

            Arrangements under the direction of Auer Memorial Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Harrisburg.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary S. Alvord (SS# issued in MD) was born 28 Dec 1929, last residence Brownstown, Lancaster Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Frank Cameron Alvord, in this compilation.

            Her sister is probably the Ramona Ann Cain who died 17 July 2009 in FL. Her obituary and some census research provides their maiden name.

 

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MARY ETHEL STANSELL ALFORD MCGOWAN

 

HAZLETON STANDARD-SPEAKER

Hazleton, Luzerne Co., PA—Saturday, 26 May 2007

 

            Mary E. McGowan, 92, of Broomall, passed away Sunday at Paoli Memorial Hospital, Paoli.

            She was a manager for Gimbel Brothers Department Store from 1960 to 1968 and from 1968 to 1978 she worked in the personnel department of Saks Fifth Avenue. Mary was a veteran and served during World War II.

            She was the beloved wife of the late Edward F. McGowan.

            She was the dear mother of Timothy P. Alford (Mary), White Haven; and the late Christopher J. Alford; and stepmother of Edmund J. McGowan (Margaret), of Broomall; and Ann O’Neill (Harry), of Media; and the late Jared McGowan.

            She is also survived by three brothers, seven grandchildren, 12 stepgrandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

            Services and interment are private. Arrangements are being handled by Donohue Funeral Home, Newtown Square.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary E. McGowan (SS# issued in PA) was born 16 Dec 1914, last residence Broomall, Delaware Co, PA.

            From SSACI: Mary Ethel was born 12 Dec 1914 in Exeter, Devon Co., England, daughter of Robert A. Stansell and Ethel M. Booker. In 1953, she is Mary Ethel Alford; in 1963, Mary Ethel McGowan.

            From England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005 (Ancestry): Mary E. Stansell married Harold Alford in 1936 in Devon Co., England.

 

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MARY F. RYAN ALVORD

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—Tuesday, 28 September 1976

 

            Alvord—Mary F. (nee Ryan), Sept 24, 1976, wife of the late Maurice Alvord, mother of Maurice Jr., Bernice, Earl and Rita Alvord, Mrs. Regina McNally and Mrs. Claire Brown; also survived by 15 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.

            Relatives and friends are invited to the funeral Wed., 9 A.M., from The Joseph F. Brennan Funeral Home, 858 N. 22nd. St. Mass of Christian Burial 10 A.M., St. Francis Xavier Church. Int. Calvary Cem….

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her son Maurice Louis Alvord Jr. in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage: Maurice Louis 1891 NY1, Henry 1857 NY2, John 1814 NY3, William 1776 CT4, Asahel 1746 CT5, Asahel 1720 MA6, Thomas 1683 MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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MARY M. ALFORD MYERS KASBEE ANDERSON

 

ERIE TIMES-NEWS

Erie, Erie Co., PA—Sunday, 24 February 2013

 

            Mary Alford Anderson of the Sarah A. Reed Retirement Center, Erie died Friday, February 22, 2013.

            She was born in Lander, Pa. on July 27, 1921, daughter of the late G. Neil and Anna Nelson Alford. Mary was a graduate of Union City High School and Erie Commercial College. In addition, she pursued certificate courses in the accounting and insurance fields over the years. She was employed at Bliley Electric Co. of Erie for 17 years, Mutual of New York Life Insurance Co in New York City for 11 years as well as several other private accounts in the accounting field.

            Preceding her in death in addition to her parents were sisters: Hazel Colburn, Norma Gordon; brother, John Alford and husbands Herbert D. Myers 12/7/57, Clifford C. Kasbee 8/17/64 and Thomas N. Anderson (whom she married 4/24/68) 9/9/06.

            Surviving are brothers, R. Neil Alford, Painted Post, N.Y.; G. Nelson Alford and wife Ruth, Post Falls, Idaho; and Robert E. Alford and wife Ellen, Erie; sisters, Ann Sokolowski, Erie, Pa. and Martha Williamson, Union City, Pa.

            In earlier years, Mary enjoyed bowling and golf and in later years, gardening, needlework, playing cards and was an avid reader. She maintained an active correspondence with several friends from various places of residence or travel and was always active in the Methodist Church wherever she was located. Mary was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church, Erie, Pa. and the Jane Payne Circle. She was a 50 year member of the Women Of The Moose and was involved in volunteer service with various activities.

            No public visitation will be observed. Dual interment will include the ashes of Thomas N. Anderson and Mary in the Crawford Memorial Cemetery, Emlenton, Pa. A committal service will be held at the cemetery at a later date….

            Arrangements entrusted to Burton Funeral Home and Crematory, Inc., 602 West 10th Street. Send condolences at www.Burtonfuneralhome.com.

 

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Photo from Emlenton Cemetery, Emlenton, Venango Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kimberly Rumbarger Talboo

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Mary M. Anderson (SS# issued in PA), last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her sister Ann M. Alford Sokolowski in this compilation. We included the obituary of her brother Raymond Neil Alford in New York Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            Her lineage: Mary M. 1921 PA1, George Neil 1888 PA2, Melvin 1852 PA3, Oliver N. 1829 PA4, Oliver 1795 VT5, Oliver 1767 VT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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MARY R. CAVENY HALFORD

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—Sunday, 20 December 1953

 

            Halford—Dec. 16, 1953, Mary R., wife of the late Charles W. Halford of 254 E. Walnut lane.

            Relatives and friends invited to service Mon., 11:30 A.M., at Kirk Nice, 6301 Germantown ave. Int. Ivy Hill Cem….

 

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Photo from Ivy Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, SRev1

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Charles W. Halford, in this compilation. We included the obituary of her son James C. Halford in Delaware Obituaries.

            From PA Deaths: Mary R. Halford, age 89, died 16 Dec 1953 in Philadelphia. She was born 11 June 1864 in PA, son of Ruben Caveny and Mary Crowser. She was a widow, and the informant was James C. Halford [her son].

 

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MAUDE HEATH ALVORD

 

BRADFORD ERA

Bradford, McKean Co., PA—Monday, 14 November 1949

 

FUNERAL IS HELD FOR MRS. ALVORD

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Maude Alvord who died at the home of her son, Glenn Alvord, 99 West Corydon St., on Wednesday [November 9], were held Saturday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock from the Koch-Chatley Memorial Chapel. The Rev. Henry S. Sizer. Sr., rector of the Church of the Ascension, officiated at the prayer services.

            Burial was in the Oak Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers were Joseph Chido, Grover Peterson, Lorenzo Wilson. Thomas Wilson, Walter Wheeler and Robert Howlett.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her husband, Henry Forsythe Alvord, in this compilation.

            From PA Deaths: She died in Bradford, McKean Co., PA. She was a dressmaker and a widow, husband’s name Henry Alvord. She was born 11 Aug 1887 in Eldred, McKean Co., PA. Her father was Elmer Heath, born Andover, NY. Her mother’s name is unknown.

 

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MAURICE LOUIS ALVORD, JR.

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—Sunday, 13 June 1999

 

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Maurice L. Alvord (SS# issued in PA) was born 10 Jan 1923, last residence Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.

            See the obituary of his mother, Mary F. Ryan Alvord, in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Maurice Louis Alvord was born 10 Jan 1923, son of Maurice L. Alvord and Mary Ryan.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Maurice Louis 1923 PA1, Maurice Louis 1891 NY2, Henry 1857 NY3, John 1814 NY4, William 1776 CT5, Asahel 1746 CT6, Asahel 1720 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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MILDRED ALFORD

 

SCRANTON TIMES-TRIBUNE

Scranton, Lackawanna Co., PA—Wednesday, 8 April 1925

 

            Mildred, the four-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Alford, of 253 Mill street, died this morning. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o’clock. Burial will be made in Pittston Cemetery.

 

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MILDRED ALVORD SCHMIDT

 

SCRANTON TIMES

Scranton, Lackawanna Co., PA—Monday, 17 May 1999

 

            Mildred A. Schmidt, West Scranton, died Sunday [May 16] at Mercy Hospital. She was the widow of Joseph E. Schmidt, who died Jan. 7, 1986.

            Born in Scranton, daughter of the late Harold and Loretta Dougherty Alvord, she was educated in Scranton schools....

            Surviving are three sons, Joseph, Ronnie and Frank, all of Scranton; five daughters, Beverly Yanik, Barbara Schmidt, Donna Graziano and Debbie Fisher, all of Scranton; and Mildred Kwiatkowski, Nicholson; 19 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by a son, Leon; three sisters, Esther Friese, Pearl Kresge and Loretta Schussler; and four brothers, Robert, William, Joseph and John Alvord.

            The funeral will be Thursday at 9:30 a.m. from Durkan-Cuff-Kearney Funeral Home, 125 N. Main Ave., with Mass at 10 in St. Vincent de Paul Church, Providence Road, North Scranton.... Interment, Cathedral Cemetery...

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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MILDRED E. ALFORD ROWE

 

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—28 April 2007

 

 

            Rowe, Mildred E. (Alford)—86, of West Mifflin, formerly of Dravosburg. On April 26, 2007.

            She was a member of United Methodist Church of Dravosburg and its Womens Guild and the Senior Citizens of Dravosburg.

            Beloved wife of the late Charles. Beloved mother of C. Elaine (Bill) Kirschman of West Mifflin, Donna F. (the late Floyd) Wetzler of West Mifflin, Gary E. (Marilyn) Rowe of Houston Tx. and the late David Rowe.

            She is the daughter of the late Edward and Henrietta Alford. Cherished grandmother of 12 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

            Friends received on Saturday and Sunday 2-4 & 7-9pm at George Irvin Green Funeral Home, Inc. 3511 Main St. Munhall (Selected Golden Rule Member) where services will be held on Monday at 11am. Memorial donations may be made to United Methodist Church of Dravosburg or The White Oak Safe Haven Animal Shelter. www. georgeirvingreenfuneralhome.com

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mildred E. Rowe (SS# issued in PA) was born 3 April 1921, last residence Dravosburg, Allegheny Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her sister Hilda A. Alford Sharp in this compilation.

 

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MILDRED KAY ALFORD

Sister of Richard Needham Alford, AAFA #0857

Aunt of David William Alford, AAFA #1352

 

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—Saturday, 29 January 2000

 

            Alford, Mildred K., 79, of Freedom, died Jan. 26. J.T. Anderson Funeral Home, Beaver.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mildred Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 28 March 1920, last residence Freedom, Beaver Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her brother Richard N. Alford in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Mildred Kay Alford was born 28 March 1920 in Freedom, Beaver Co., PA, daughter of Homer L. Alford and Charlotte J. Brattain [sic: Brittain].

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            Her lineage: Mildred Kay 1920 PA1, Homer Lee 1883 TX2, Needham Judge 1857 TX3, Jesse Powell 1828 LA4, Needham Judge 1789 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA7.

 

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MINNIE ALFORD LEROY

 

Elanson and Minnie Alford Leroy

From the collection of Sharon Mitchell Thomas, a granddaughter of Minnie’s sister Lena Alford Carruthers

 

KANE REPUBLICAN

Kane, McKean Co., PA—Thursday, 7 November 1929

 

            Mrs. Minnie Leroy, wife of E.C. Leroy, of Sackett [Elk Co.], passed away at the Ridgway hospital this morning at 11:45 o’clock from complications following an operation.

            Mrs. LeRoy who was 48 years old had resided in Sackett for the past ten years, and was well and favorably known by a large circle of friends.

            Besides her husband, she is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Alford, of the Highland road, and the following sisters, Mrs. Harry Wing of Fisher; Mrs. George Bennett, of this city; Mrs. George Kelley, of Mt. Jewett; Mrs. Frank Baruhan, of Brooklyn, N.Y., and Miss Nettie Alford at home….

 

In another article:

 

KANE REPUBLICAN

Kane, McKean Co., PA—Friday, 8 November 1929

 

            Funeral services in memory of Mrs. Minnie LeRoy, of Sackett, who passed away yesterday at the Ridgway hospital will be held at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G.A. Alford, of the Highland road, Sunday afternoon at 2: 30 o’clock, it was announced today by the family. The Rev. C.O. Whitford, of Oil City will officiate at the service and interment will be made in the Forest Lawn cemetery.

 

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Photo from Forest Lawn Cemetery, Kane, McKean Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John K. Pierson

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, George Andrew Alford and Mary Anna Beers Alford; and sisters Alice Minerva Alford Bennett, Emma Luella Alford Kelley, Laura B. Alford Wing, and Nettie Lavina Alford Schoenthaler in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Lena L. Alford Carruthers in New York Obituaries.

            From PA Deaths: Minnie LeRoy was born 15 Nov 1882 [1881 on gravestone] in PA, daughter of G. Andrew Alfred and Mary Bear. Her husband is Elanson LeRoy.

            Her lineage: Minnie 1881/1882 PA1, George Andrew 1854 PA2, John M. 1812 PA3.

 

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MIRANDA ALLFORD

 

WILKES-BARRE RECORD

Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co., PA—Saturday, 11 September 1897

 

            A dispatch from Danville tells of the untimely death of a young woman from Pittston, Miss Miranda Alford. Miss Alford had been an inmate of the hospital at that place and in some manner she managed to escape on Thursday the surveillance of the attendants and drowned herself in the North Branch Canal. The hospital authorities were exonerated from blame by the coroner’s Jury. She was about 30 years old and had been an inmate of the institution thirteen years. She was a sister of Joseph Alford of Pittston. The remains will be taken to Pittston.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her mother, Ann Price Allford; and siblings Frederick Allford, Joseph H. Allford, and Samuel Allford Sr. in this compilation.

            Her ALLFORD lineage: Miranda 1867 PA1, Samuel 1807 England2, Samuel 1782 England3, Thomas 1762 England4.

 

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NANCY A. HOUTZ ALVORD

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—Wednesday, 10 May 2000

 

WICONISCO—Nancy A. Houtz Alvord, 66, of 415 Walnut St. died Monday [May 8] at home.

            She retired as an elementary teacher from the Williams Valley School District; was a graduate of Porter Twp. High School and the former Kutztown State Teachers College; a member of Calvary United Methodist Church; and enjoyed crafts, gardening and walking.

            Surviving are her husband, Harold C. Alvord; a son, Randall S. of Dalmatia RD; two daughters, Sheila L. Herb and Lisa A. Alvord, both of Wiconisco; a brother, David Houtz of Clarks Valley; three sisters, Marianne Houtz and Jean Shuttlesworth, both of Clarks Valley, and Marie Florick of Pottsville; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

            Services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday in Shultz Funeral Home, Lykens. Burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery….

            Memorial donations may be made to PinnacleHealth Hospice, 3705 Elmwood Drive, Harrisburg 17110.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nancy A. Alvord (SS# issued in PA) was born 25 March 1934, last residence Wiconisco, Dauphin Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her husband, Harold C. Alvord, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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NANNIE MCBRIDE ALFORD BROWN

 

NEW CASTLE NEWS

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—Monday, 14 December 1942

 

 

AAFA NOTES: From PA Deaths: Nannie M. Brown, age 68, died 13 Dec 1942 in New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA. She was born 24 Nov 1874 in Lawrence Co., PA, daughter of John McBride and Jennie Brown. Her spouse, Elmer G. Brown, was the informant.

            Wedding announcement:

 

NEW CASTLE NEWS

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—Monday, 28 January 1929

 

 

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NETTIE LAVINA ALFORD SCHOENTHALER

 

Sisters Emma, Nettie, and Lena Alford, about 1894

 

Sisters Lena, Emma, and Nettie Alford

Photos from the collection of Sharon Mitchell Thomas, a granddaughter of Lena Alford Carruthers

 

THE OBSERVER

Warren, Warren Co., PA—Thursday, 26 March 1959

 

            Mrs. Nettie L. Schoenthaler, 65, of 125 Onondaga ave., Warren, formerly of Clarendon, died unexpectedly Saturday, March 21, at her home.

            She and her husband, Charles W. Schoenthaler, operated a grocery at Fifth ave. and Water St., now Yeaney’s, prior to his death in 1952.

            Services were conducted Wednesday at the Leo D. Gibson Funeral Home, Burial took place in Forest Lawn cemetery at Kane.

 

Nettie Lavina <i>Alford</i> Schoenthaler

Photo from Forest Lawn Cemetery, Kane, McKean Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, John K. Pierson

Her last name is misspelled on her gravestone.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, George Andrew Alford and Mary Anna Beers Alford; and sisters Alice Minerva Alford Bennett, Emma Luella Alford Kelley, Laura B. Alford Wing, and Minnie Alford Leroy in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sister Lena L. Alford Carruthers in New York Obituaries.

            Marriage announcement:

 

WARREN TIMES-MIRROR

Warren, Warren Co., PA—Tuesday, 4 September 1951

 

 

            Nettie’s husband, Charles W. Schoenthaler, died from injuries sustained in a car accident in July 1952.

            From PA Deaths: Nettie Lavina Schoenthaler was born _____ Aug 1893 in Byromtown, Forest Co., PA, daughter of Andrew Alford and Mary Ann Beer.

            From SSACI: Nettie A. Schoenthaler was born 31 Aug 1893 and died 29 June 1957.

            Her lineage: Nettie Lavina 1893 PA1, George Andrew 1854 PA2, John M. 1812 PA3.

 

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NEWELL GILDER ALFORD, SR.

 

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—Saturday, 15 September 1962

 

            On Thursday, Sept. 13, 1962, Newell Gilder Alford, husband of Caroline Atkinson Alford of 314 South Homewood Ave.; father of Newell Gilder Alford Jr. of New York City and Mrs. Richard S. Brokaw of Cleveland, Ohio; also survived by five grandchildren.

            Friends received Friday 7–9 p.m. at H. Samson’s, Inc., 537 Neville Street (Oakland Civic Center), where services will be held Saturday afternoon at 3 o’clock.

            In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate that a donation be made to the American Friends Service Committee….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Newell Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 11 Dec 1887 and died _____ Sept 1962, last residence not PA.

            See the obituary of his father, Reuben Gilder Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his mother, Mary Ellen Dubree Alford, in New Jersey Obituaries; and his daughter Frances Lydia Alford Brokaw in Vermont Obituaries.

            A brief biography of her 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]:

 

ALFORD

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

 

            Marriage article, from The Bee, Earlington, Hopkins Co., KY, Friday, 28 June 1912, page 1:

 

            From The Pittsburgh Press, Friday, 2 March 1934:

 

 

            On his 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), Newell Sr. 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.

            His lineage: Newell Gilder 1887 PA1, Reuben Gilder 1849 PA2, William 1815 MD/DE 3.

 

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NINA FREDERICKA ALVORD EHRENFELD

 

YORK DAILY RECORD

York, York Co., PA—Monday, 2 October 1972

 

 

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Photo from Prospect Hill Cemetery, York, York Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Sheila (Horn) Strickler

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Nina Ehrenfeld (SS# issued in PA) was born 6 Nov 1898 and died _____ Oct 1972, last residence York, York Co., PA.

            The last name of her parents is misspelled in her obituary.

            From Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708-1985 (Ancestry): Nina Fredericka Alvord, age 15, was confirmed on 22 March 1915 in St. John’s Episcopal Church, York, York Co., PA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her ALVORD lineage: Nina Fredericka 1898 NY1, Frederick Reed 1868 NY2, Charles Theodore 1835 NY3, Calvin 1786 CT4, Daniel 1743 CT5, Thomas 1710 MA6, Thomas 1683 MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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NINA M. BURNS ALFORD

 

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Photo from Marshall Funeral Home

 

ELLWOOD CITY LEDGER

Ellwood City, Lawrence Co., PA—Wednesday, 24 April 2013

 

            Nina Alford, 77, of Thomas Hill Rd., Fombell [Beaver Co.], formerly of Ellport, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at her residence.

            Born May 21, 1935, in Ellwood City, she was the daughter of the late Walter Coston and Cora Ruth Hazen Burns. She was married on September 13, 1962, to Manford Alford, who passed away January 11, 2001.

            Nina worked at Aetna Standard for 30 years. She was a member of the Lillyville Church of God. She graduated from Lincoln High School and was a former member of the Wurtemburg Perry Twp. Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. Her most cherished time was spent with family.

            Survivors include a daughter, Linda (Ted) Kelosky of Fombell; two brothers, Kenneth (Helen) Burns and Walter (Vonda) Burns, both of Perry Twp.; brother-in-law, George Durbin of Ellwood City, and two grandchildren, Brittney and Mason Kelosky.

            In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Cora Ruth Durbin, in 2006.

            Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2013, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Marshall Funeral Home, 200 Fountain Ave., Ellwood City…. Interment will follow in Kahletown Cemetery in Sigel, PA….

 

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Permission granted by the photographer, EKancestry1

Photo taken 17 Apr 2013

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Photo from Kahletown Cemetery, Kahletown, Jefferson Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Taken by Find A Grave contributor Wilma Gilstrap

 

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

            See the obituary of her husband’s father, Rolland Bernard Alford, in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Manford Rankin Alford was born 18 Dec 1934 in Nixon, Butler Co., PA, son of Rolland B. Alford and Bessie A. Rankin. He died 11 Jan 2001.

            Her husband’s lineage: Manford Rankin 1934 PA1, Rolland Bernard 1898 PA2, Edward Rankin 1872 PA3, John Marion 1843 PA4, John M. 1812 PA5.

 

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OSCAR AMBROSE ALVORD

 

ELIZABETHVILLE ECHO

Elizabethville, Dauphin Co., PA—Thursday, 9 January 1958

 

 

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Photo from Calvary United Methodist Cemetery, Wiconisco, Dauphin Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Beth Quigley O’Brien

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Hannah Shiley Alvord; son David Franklin Alvord; parents, Samuel W. Alvord and Mary Amanda Ritzman Alvord; and siblings Sadie Elizabeth Alvord Wolfgang and William H. Alvord in this compilation.

            His ALVORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Oscar Ambrose 1875 PA1, Samuel W. 1850 PA2, David 1828 PA3, George ALLVORD [on his gravestone] 1795 PA4.

 

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PATRICIA L. DYE ALFORD

 

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—10 January 2012

 

            Patricia (Dye) Alford, age 60, born in Sewickley, on January 4, 1952, she passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at her home for the past 5 years, Friendship Ridge. Patricia came home from California to visit with her family and due to health issues was unable to return.

            She is survived by beloved mother Elizabeth Lasenburg of Coraopolis; four daughters, Cherese Pate of Atlanta, GA, Nikki Dye of Charlotte, NC, Andrea Gilmore and Marlana Gibson both of Atlanta, GA; six devoted siblings, Eddie Revis (Regina) of New Brighton, Edie Sturdivant (William) of Tulsa, OK, William Lasenburg of Pittsburgh, Kim Haskins of Coraopolis, Linda Lasenburg of Coraopolis and Bonnie Owens (Ken) of Raccoon Twp.

            A Memorial Service will be held later. Family suggests donations in her name to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements by Copeland’s….

 

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

 

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PATRICK JAMES ALFORD

TIMES NEWS

Lehighton, Carbon Co., PA—2 September 1997

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 1999

 

            Patrick James Alford, 30, of Tamaqua [Schuylkill Co.] R.1, died Saturday in his home.

            He was employed as a machinist.

            Born in Frankfurt, Germany, he was a son of Tom and Rita (Kreitl) Alford, with whom he resided.

            Surviving in addition to his parents are a brother, Michael L. of Tamaqua R.1; a sister, Beatrice A., wife of Steven Foulk of Brockton; and nieces.

            The Lamar Christ Funeral Home, Hometown, is in charge of the arrangements.

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Photo from Saint Bertha Cemetery, Tuscarora, Schuylkill Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gary Roberts

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Patrick J. Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 19 Sept 1966, last residence not listed.

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

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of ‘Irish’ John Alford.

            His lineage: Patrick James 1966 Germany1, Tom 1930 WV2, Sylvannus “Van” 1884 WV3, Adam A. 1841 WV4, Robert 1814 VA5, George 1763 Ireland6, John 1735 Ireland7.

 

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PAUL ARTHUR ALLVORD

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—Thursday, 26 November 1992

 

HEGINS—Paul A. Allvord, 70, of Hegins RD 1 [Schuylkill Co.] died Monday [November 23] in Rush Twp., Northumberland County.

            He was a retired maintenance mechanic for Alcoa Aluminum, Cressona, and a member of Christ UCC Church of Fountain, F&AM Valley Lodge 797, Valley View, Tri-Valley and Tremont senior citizens, and a former vice president of Hegins Fire Company.

            Surviving are his wife, Helen Bressler Allvord; two sons, Stephen of DuBoistown and Roger of Hegins RD 1; five grandchildren; and several nephews and nieces.

            Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in his church. Burial will be in the church cemetery….

            Buffington Reed Funeral Home, Valley View, is handling arrangements.

 

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Photo from Fountain Community Cemetery, Fountain, Schuylkill Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gary Roberts

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Paul Allvord (SS# issued in PA) was born 11 Sept 1922 [incorrect], last residence Hegins, Schuylkill Co., PA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Helen D. Bressler Allvord; father, David Ward Allvord; and brother Claude John Allvord in this compilation. We included the obituary of his sister Grace Catherine Allvord Dooling in Delaware Obituaries.

            From SSACI: Paul Arthur Allvord was born 11 July 1922 [different than SSDI] in Gordon, Schuylkill Co., PA, son of David W. Allvord and Alice S. Rice. He died _____ Nov 1992.

            From Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1708–1985 (Ancestry): Paul Arthur Allvord was born 11 July 1922, son of David W. and Alice S. Allvord, and was baptized on 19 Aug 1922 in Christ’s United Lutheran Church, Ashland, Schuylkill Co., PA.

            His ALLVORD lineage: Paul Arthur 1922 PA1, David Ward 1886 PA2, George W. 1851 PA3.

 

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PAULINE JEANNETTE HOOBLER HALFORD

 

1954

Photo from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Immigration Cards, 1900–1965 (Ancestry)

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—Tuesday, 26 March 1991

 

            Halford, Pauline J., March 25, 1991, age 81, of Cathedral Village, wife of the late Charles H. Halford, devoted mother of Cynthia McLaughlin of Westfield, NJ and William M. Halford of Malvern, PA; also survived by 2 sisters, 5 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren.

            Services and Int. private….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Pauline J. Halford (SS# issued in PA) was born 26 March 1909, last residence not listed.

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

            From SSACI: Pauline Hoobler Halford was born 26 March 1909 in Mechanicstown, Carroll Co., OH, daughter of William M. Hoobler and Edna Scott. She died 25 March 1991.

 

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PRISCILLA IDA PHILLIPS ALFORD

 

THE HERALD

Sharon, Mercer Co., PA—8 May 2011

 

            On Wednesday, May 4, 2011, the Lord decided that it was time for another one of his children to come home. After a long, beautiful and productive life, the Lord, who never makes a mistake, whispered to Priscilla Ida Phillips Alford of Sharon, that He had prepared a place for her to rest. Priscilla left this world, boarded the Old Ship of Zion and peacefully crossed the River of Jordan into the waiting arms of her Lord. She was 91.

            Born on March 14, 1920, in West Middlesex, Mrs. Alford was the second of 16 children born to David C. Phillips Sr. and Martha Bruce Phillips.

            She gave her life to the Lord at a very early age and continued to serve throughout her lifetime.

            After graduating from Farrell High School, she met the love of her life, William Alford Sr., whom she wed in 1942. To this union, two sons, William Jr. and Kenneth were born. Priscilla and Bill resided in Cleveland and Pittsburgh for a few years before returning to Farrell; they eventually built a home in Mercer in order to be surrounded by family.

            She was the “Avon Queen” in Shenango Valley for years, but later turned her career to the health profession where she was employed at the former Shenango Valley Osteopathic Hospital, now UPMC Horizon, Farrell, until her retirement in 1982.

            Priscilla was a devoted wife, mother, sister and friend who met no strangers. She enjoyed her life and found time to work and enjoy others.

            Priscilla gave love abundantly and gave her opinion frequently. She was not one to mince words, but you also knew when you needed her, she was there. Her love and kindness was the watermark of her life.

            An active member for 80 years of Cedar Avenue Church of God in Sharon, Priscilla was one of its longest serving members. She practiced her discipleship in numerous areas, including being appointed by the Rev. Charles Johnson as one of the mothers of the church. She served as president of the usher board for 25 years and served with the National Ushers of the Church of God at West Middlesex. She also served as chairman of the kitchen committee, and was a member of the Vacation Bible School Committee and the Church of God’s National Women’s Missionary group. She was a former member of the Nurse’s Guild, the Altruist Guild and the Noon Day Prayer Ministry. Until her passing, she remained as active as possible with the Rejoicing Women Red Hats and the Seniors Ministry.

            She was the local Church Women’s United Key Woman.

Priscilla was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, William, who passed in 1997. Also preceding her in death were four sisters, Martha Phillips Rucker, Harriett Phillips, Irene Phillips and Ruth Phillips; and four brothers, David, Bruce, John and Luther Phillips.

            Left to mourn her passing are her two sons, William I. Alford Jr. and his wife Angela, Macedonia, Ohio; and Attorney Kenneth Robert Alford and his wife Joyce, Washington, D.C.; six grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; four sisters, Kathryn Belle Jones, wife of the late Sam; and Mabel Edna Brown, wife of the late Norman, both Mercer; Sarah Lillian Jones and her husband Donald, Longwood, Fla.; and Margery Wilson, wife of the late George, Lansdale, Pa.; and three brothers, Joseph Norton Phillips and his wife Florence, Mercer; Walter Phillips and his wife Nicole, Bulger, Pa.; and Charles Phillips and his wife Francene, Cranberry, Pa.

            She also leaves a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Priscilla I. Alford (SS# issued in PA), last residence Sharon, Mercer Co., PA.

 

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RAYMOND FREDERICK ALLVORD

 

GAZETTE AND BULLETIN

Williamsport, Lycoming Co., PA—Thursday, 13 January 1938

 

            Diphtheria … caused the death Wednesday of Ray F. Allvord, 55, of 827 Second Street, father of four children.

            Allvord was removed Monday afternoon to the Williamsport Hospital, where laboratory tests established the cause of his illness. He died [illegible] morning at 1:45 o’clock….

            Surviving Mr. Allvord are three daughters, Mrs. Ralph Beamer, this city; Dorothy, Wanda and two sons, Harry and Omar, all at home; a sister, Mrs. John Kibby; a brother, Harry, Warrensville, and three grandchildren.

            Private funeral services will be held at Buchanan Cemetery at 3:30 o’clock this afternoon, with interment there.

 

AAFA NOTES: From PA Deaths: Raymond F. Allvord was born 5 May 1882 in PA, son of Frederick Allvord and Jennie Hoppes. He died 12 Jan 1938 in Williamsport, Lycoming Co., PA. His wife was Maude Hill.

            On Raymond Frederick Allvord’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he confirms his birth date and lists Maud Viola Allvord as his nearest relative. He was age 36, a dye worker living in Williamsport.

 

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REBECCA ALFORD REED

 

PITTSBURGH PRESS

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—Wednesday, 24 January 1934

 

 

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Photo from Mount Royal Cemetery, Glenshaw, Allegheny Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, David G. Briggs

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her sisters Elizabeth Alford McConahy and Julia Ann Alford in this compilation.

            Rebecca’s parents are Michael Alford and Anna Almira Steen.

            Rebecca, age 4, is listed on the 1860 census in Marion Co., IL.

            For more information about this family, see “Michael Alford Family,” About Alfords, July 1984, pages 11–13

            Her lineage: Rebecca 1856 IL1, Michael 1825 PA2, Thomas 1800 PA3, Michael 1765 Ireland4.

 

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REUBEN GILDER ALFORD

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—Wednesday, 19 October 1927

 

DIED

 

            At the residence of his son, Newell G. Alford, 7148 Meade st., Pittsburgh, Pa., on Oct. 18, Reuben Gilder Alford.

            Relatives and friends, also Ivanhoe Lodge, No. 449, F. and A.M. are invited to the services on Thurs., 2 P.M., at the Oliver H. Bair Bldg., 1820 Chestnut st., Phila.

            Int. at Fernwood Cem.

 

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Photo from Fernwood Cemetery, Fernwood, Delaware Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jenn O.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his son Newell Gilder Alford Sr. in this compilation. We included the obituary of his second wife, Mary Ellen Dubree Alford, in New Jersey Obituaries.

            Reuben and Mary were Quakers. They are listed as members, admitted in 1896, in the “Monthly Meeting of Friends of Philadelphia, Penna.” Their marriage date is recorded as 10 May 1877. [Ancestry: Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Arch Street, Membership, 1902–1906]

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

            His lineage: Reuben Gilder 1849 PA1, William 1815 MD/DE 2.

 

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RICHARD NEEDHAM ALFORD

AAFA #0857

Father of David William Alford, AAFA #1352

 

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—Sunday, 28 July 2002

 

            Alford, Richard N. Sr., 85, of Beaver, died July 26. J.T. Anderson Funeral Home, Beaver.

 

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Photo from Beaver Cemetery and Mausoleum, Beaver, Beaver Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, San

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Richard N. Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 2 Jan 1917, last residence Beaver, Beaver Co., PA.

            See the obituary of his sister Mildred Kay Alford in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Richard Neadom [sic: Needham] Alford was born 2 Jan 1917 in Freedom, Beaver Co., PA, son of Homer L. Alford and Charlotta J. Brittain.

            Richard served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. The inscription on his gravestone below his name says: “MM [Machinist’s Mate] 2/C U.S. Navy WWII.”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #3.

            His lineage: Richard Needham 1917 PA1, Homer Lee 1883 TX2, Needham Judge 1857 TX3, Jesse Powell 1828 LA4, Needham Judge 1789 NC5, Jacob 1761 NC6, Julius 1717 VA6, James 1687 VA7, John 1645 VA7.

 

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ROBERT ALFORD, SR.

 

[Although he died in GA, we are also publishing his obituary here because of his close ties to PA.]

 

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—Thursday, 29 October 2009

 

            Alford, Robert “Mr. Bobby”‑Age 74, of Coraopolis [Allegheny Co.], passed away peacefully on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at Atlanta, GA.

            Beloved husband for 50 years to the late Delsie (Page) Alford; loving father of Melvin Redd, Vera Alford, Robert “Bobby” Alford, Jr. (Joanne) and Denise Alford Sellers (Martin); cherished grandfather of Monique Redd, Wesley Baldwin, Noah Alford, Aaron Alford, Lanelle Burrows, Melvin Redd, Jr. and the late Michael Redd; proud great grandfather of Paige Pope; devoted brother of Lois Alexander, Doris Wesley, Ruth Pickett (George), Henry and Len Alford.

            Retired crane operator from J & L Steel and retired custodian Cornell School District. Member of St. Paul AME Zion Church. Avid gardener and coin collector.

            Visitation Thursday 2-4, 7-9 at Copeland’s Coraopolis where service will be held on Friday at 11 AM. Burial at Coraopolis Cemetery with Dove Release. Flowers are welcome or donations in his name to Governor’s Glen Alzheimer, 5000 Governor Dr., Forest Park, GA 30297.

            Send condolences at post-gazette.com/gb.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Robert Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 8 Jan 1935, last residence Fayetteville, Fayette Co., GA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Delsie Jackson Alford; and brothers Henry Alford and Len L. Alford Sr. in this compilation.

 

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ROBERT LEE ALFORD, SR.

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—8 September 2013

 

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            Robert “Bob” Alford, Sr., 87, of Camp Hill, died at home on Thursday, September 5, 2013.

            He was born on a farm in Osmond, Nebraska, on Wednesday, May 19, 1926, son of the late Thomas Alford and Bertha (Kuehn) Alford. Bob was the widower of Isabelle (Brown) Alford.

            Bob’s survivors include his loving children, Monta E. Gentile and her husband Gerald of Camp Hill, Robert L. Alford, Jr. and his wife Deborah of Camp Hill; his grandson, Brian Alford of Camp Hill; and several nieces and nephews.

            Among those preceding Bob in death are his two brothers, Thomas Alford, Clarence Alford; and his two sisters, Alice Koeppe, and Edith Ziemer.

            Bob was a 52 year member of Mount Olivet United Methodist Church in Mechanicsburg. He was a transport driver for Dawson Oil Company before entering the United States Army. Sgt. Alford was a WWII Veteran having served in the South Pacific with the 1279th Combat Engineers and five months occupation duty in Japan. Their mission was to destroy all Japanese military aircraft. Bob was a night manager for Wright’s Bar & Grill in Delmar, Delaware. He met Isabelle Brown who worked at the Bank of Delmar. They were married on October 10, 1951. Isabelle passed away on March 12, 2012. Bob was a retired supervisor for Ralston Purina Company Mechanics Plant with 33 year of service.

            All are welcome to join Bob’s family at his viewing on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 from 11:00 to 12:00 and his service at 12:15 at Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 5000 Simpson Ferry Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050, with Reverend Kevin E. Hughes officiating.

            Burial will follow in Rolling Green Memorial Park in Camp Hill, where military honors will be presented by the Cumberland County Honor Guard. Bob’s family invites everyone to join them for a time of food and fellowship at his church following the burial.

            The family suggests memorial contributions to Mount Olivet United Methodist Church, 5000 Simpson Ferry Road, Mechanicsburg, PA 17050.

            Bob’s family has entrusted his care to Myers-Buhrig Funeral Home and Crematory in Mechanicsburg, (717) 766-3421. Read Bob’s full obituary, view his memorial video and portrait and sign his official guest book at www.Myers-Buhrig.com.

 

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

            See the obituary of his wife, Isabelle Brown Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his brother Thomas James Alford in California Obituaries; and of his sister Alice May Alford Koeppe in Texas Obituaries.

            Robert was the son of Thomas Roland Alford and Bertha Wilhelmine Kuehn.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Charles Alford b. 1769 MD.

            His lineage: Robert Lee 1926 NE1, Thomas Roland 1883 MD2, Daniel 1844 MD3, Daniel 1799 MD4, Charles 1769 MD5.

 

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ROBERT THOMAS ALVORD, SR.

 

DAILY LOCAL NEWS

West Chester, Chester Co., PA—Monday, 27 November 1972

 

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AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Florence M. Rebilas Alvord; father, William Ray Alvord Sr.; and siblings Fayne Lewis Alvord, Iris Jo-Ann Alvord Kennedy, and William Ray Alvord Jr. in this compilation.

            His probable ALVORD lineage: Robert Thomas 1920 PA1, William Ray 1889 PA2, George W. ALLVORD 1851 PA3.

 

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ROLLAND BERNARD ALFORD

 

NEW CASTLE NEWS

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—Friday, 1 November 1961

 

ELLWOOD CITY [Lawrence Co.]—Rolland B. Alford, 63, Brentwood Highlands, Perry Twp. RD 1, died in Ellwood City General Hospital at 1:15 p.m. yesterday [October 31] after a six month illness.

            He was born in Smithfield [Wetzel Co.], W. Va.. May 7, 1898, son of the late Edward and Verna Kahle Alford. An area resident for the past 15 years, he worked as an inspector at the National Plumbing Fixtures Corp. prior to his illness. He held membership in Wurtemburg Methodist Church.

            Bessie A. Alford, his wife, survives in addition to two sons, Jack and Manfred Alford, both of Ellwood City, and two grandchildren.

            The family will receive friends in the Contrucci Funeral Home 7-9 p.m. today and 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Saturday. Services in the Kahletown Community Church, Sigel, Pa., will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Kahletown Community Church Cemetery.

 

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Photo from Kahletown Cemetery, Kahletown, Jefferson Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, EKancestry1

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Edward Rankin Alford and Verna E. Kahle Alford; and his daughter-in-law Nina M. Burns Alford in this compilation.

            On Roland Bernard Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he was age 20, born 7 May 1898, living in Ingram, Allegheny Co., PA.

            His lineage: Rolland Bernard 1898 PA1, Edward Rankin 1872 PA2, John Marion 1843 PA3, John M. 1812 PA4.

 

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ROSA MAE WILLIS ALFORD

 

BEAVER COUNTY TIMES

Beaver, Beaver Co., PA—Sunday, 23 January 2011

 

 

            Rosa Mae Willis Alford, 98, of New Brighton, made her transition Thursday, January 20, 2011, at Cambridge Village, Beaver Falls, PA.

            Born February 1, 1912, in Clarksdale, MS, she was the daughter of the late Hezekiah and Carrie Mae Willis. She studied at Tuskegee University, graduating in 1947 with a B.S. degree in Home Economics and worked her way through college as a repairwoman on the training of airplanes used by the famed Tuskegee Airmen. She was among the students privileged to attend Tuskegee when Booker T. Washington was President and Dr. George Washington Carver, the great scientist and inventor, was professor.

            After graduation, she taught in Tuscaloosa, AL and later taught in Easton, MD, where she met her late husband, William J. Alford, of New Brighton. After marriage, her first job in Beaver County was with the Lighthouse for the Blind. During the late 1950s, she was hired as the first African American Home Economics teacher at New Brighton High School. She returned to college at Michigan State University in the 1960s, receiving her Master degree in Guidance Counseling and was hired as the first African American Guidance Counselor at Beaver Falls High School, where she remained until retirement. During her career, she also taught at The Christian School, Beaver Falls.

            In the 1960s, Mrs. Alford was the first female Trustee of Church-in-the Round, Aliquippa. She later joined her husband at Wayman Chapel AME Church, during her latter years, fellowshipped with New Brighton Christian Assembly. She traveled to Pittsburgh and Cleveland to fellowship with the Kathryn Kuhlman Ministries.

            She was a life-long member of the National NAACP, the Schomburg Society for the Preservation of Black Culture, New York and the Southern Poverty Law Center in Alabama, and has received numerous honorary awards for her service throughout the years. She has impacted generations of children in Beaver County, counseled numerous students, some of whom have gone to Historical Black College and Universities, becoming doctors, lawyers, engineers, and teachers and are now contributing to this society in various other professions. She has traveled extensively to Africa, Israel, Europe, China, and throughout the United States, and frequently attended Chautauqua Institute, New York, to participate in their lecture and concert series.

            She is survived by her niece, Mtume Imani, of New Brighton; her nephew, Kenneth Reginald Roberts and his wife Anna M. Roberts, Sausalito, CA, and her grand-nephew, Keith Prinston Poole, of Los Angeles, CA.

            The family would like to express special thanks to the staffs of Cambridge Village, Heartland Hospice Services, PA Guardianship Services, Franciscan Manor and Bethany Manor for their love and care of Mrs. Alford for the past 10 years.

            Friends will be received on Wednesday, January 26, 2011, from 11 a.m. until noon for viewing, with services beginning at noon at the Saul-Gabauer Funeral Home, Inc., 273 Route 68, Rochester (adjacent to Sylvania Hills Memorial Park).

            Interment will follow in Sylvania Hills, after which a dinner will be served at Wayman Chapel AME Church, 1120 Sixth Avenue, New Brighton, PA.

            In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, Seventh Floor, New York, NY 10001 (866) 232-8484.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Rosa L. Alford (SS# issued in MS), last residence Beaver, Beaver Co., PA.

 

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ROSE MICCICHE HALFORD

 

INTELLIGENCER JOURNAL

Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PA—21 August 2001

 

            Rose M. Halford, 74, of 2379 Henbird Lane, formerly of 126 E. Clay St., died Sunday at Essa Flory Hospice Center after a brief illness.

            Mrs. Halford worked 28 years in the quality control department at Warner Lambert Corp. She retired in 1985.

            She published and copyrighted songs with her brother.

            She was a member of St. Anne’s Catholic Church, the Guys and Dolls Club at St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church and the St. Anne-Neumann Seniors Club.

            She also belonged to the Zipper Club, a support group for people who have had heart surgery.

            Mrs. Halford volunteered at Lancaster General Hospital and enjoyed traveling.

Born in Lancaster, she was the daughter of Elvira Micciche of Lancaster and the late Salvatore Micciche.

            She was married 52 years to James D. Halford.

            Surviving besides her husband and mother are a son, David S., married to Jeannie Halford of Camp Hill; two grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Jo Micciche and Mary C., married to George Crook, both of Lancaster; and a brother, Salvatore C. Micciche of Lancaster.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Rose M. Halford (SS# issued in PA) was born 9 Aug 1927 and died 19 Aug 2001, last residence Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her husband, James Dorman Halford Jr. in this compilation.

 

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ROY H. ALLFORD

 

PITTSTON GAZETTE

Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA—Thursday, 3 April 1959

 

From Pittston Gazette, 19 November 1943

 

PITTSTON GAZETTE

Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA—Monday, 15 November 1943

 

 

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Photo from Pittston City Cemetery, Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Josh Felter

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his mother, Martha Harris Allford, in this compilation.

            His ALLFORD lineage: Roy H. 1921 PA1, Charles 1879 PA2, Samuel 1807 England3, Samuel 1782 England4, Thomas 1762 England5.

 

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RUFFENA MILLER ALVORD

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—Saturday, 31 August 1912

 

SHAMOKIN—Mrs. Ruffena Alvord, 82 years, died yesterday [August 30 but August 29 on gravestone].

            She read the Bible through five times in her life and was engaged in the sixth when she became bedfast.

 

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Photo from Seyberts Cemetery, Williamstown, Dauphin Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ernie Steele

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her son Samuel W. Alvord in this compilation.

            Her maiden name is from her Find A Grave memorial.

            Her husband’s ALVORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: David 1828 PA1, George ALLVORD [on his gravestone] 1795 PA2.

 

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RUFUS L. ALFORD

 

DAILY NEWS

McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA—20 March 2002

 

            Rufus L. Alford, 65, of Elizabeth died Wednesday, March 20, 2002, in Jefferson Hills. Retired from the U.S. Postal Service, he was also a retired Gunny Sergeant from the U.S. Marine Corps, member of Praise Assembly of God Church in North Versailles Twp., Kastan Uveges Post 732, Veterans of Foreign Wars, in Elizabeth and the McKeesport Umpire Association.

            Born in Glassport, Aug. 19, 1936, he was a son of the late Horace and Della Slade Alford.

            He is survived by his wife, Eleanor L. Lankford Alford; sons, Rufus Alford Jr. and Tyrone Alford of Washington, D.C., and Mark Alford of Pittsfield, Mass.; a granddaughter; sisters, Sue Smith of Long Island, N.Y., Bernice Smith in Georgia and Evelyn Bolding of Washington, D.C.; and brothers, Charles Alford in Arizona, Thomas Earl of Pasadena, Calif., Geni Alford in Capital Heights, Md., Elder Joseph Alford and Elder Leon Ronald Alford of Chicago, Ill.

            Friends will be received tomorrow from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 Pin the Allen Chapel AIE Church, Elizabeth. Service will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. in Praise Assembly of God Church by the Rev. Dennis Campbell. Interment will be in Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth Twp.

 

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Photo from Round Hill Cemetery, Elizabeth, Allegheny Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Kathi Lynn King

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Rufus L. Alford (SS# issued in PA), last residence Elizabeth, Allegheny Co., PA.

            We included the obituaries of his wife, Eleanor Louise Lankford Alford, in Massachusetts Obituaries; and sisters Sadie Belle Alford James Thompson in Oregon Obituaries; and Bernice Alford Smith in Georgia Obituaries.

            His parents, from several Ancestry family trees, were Horace Alford and Della Slade. His grandparents were Burrell Alford and Susan McCrimmon.

            This is an African-American family.

            His lineage: Rufus L. 1936 PA1, Horace 1896 NC2, Burrell 1869 NC3.

 

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RUSSELL LARUE ALVORD

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—Sunday, 19 December 1976

 

ALVORD

 

            Dec. 17, 1976, Russell L., husband of Arlene M. (nee Salada), of Rox., father of Robert.

            Relatives, friends invited to call Sun. eve. 7 to 9 to his funeral service Mon., 11 A.M., at the Turner Funeral home, 6028 Ridge Ave., Roxborough. Int. Whitemarsh Memorial Park.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Russell Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 3 March 1913 and died _____ Dec 1976, last residence Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA.

            See the obituary of his stepmother, Bessie Katherine Martin Alvord, in this compilation.

            From PA Marriages: Russell L. Alvord, age 27, son of Harry J. Alvord and Annie Zimmerman, married Arlene M. Salada on 15 June 1940 in Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA.

            Wedding announcement:

 

ELIZABETHVILLE ECHO

Elizabethville, Dauphin Co., PA—Thursday, 27 June 1940

 

 

            His ALVORD lineage: Russell Larue 1913 PA1, John Henry 1898 PA2, John Henry 1871 PA3, Samuel W. 1850 PA4, David 1828 PA5, George ALLVORD [on his gravestone] 1795 PA6.

 

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RUTH E. ALLFORD GRIFFIN

 

TIMES-LEADER, THE EVENING NEWS

Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co., PA—Friday, 9 June 1972

 

 

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Photo from Pittston City Cemetery, Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Clare Bradley

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ruth Griffin (SS# issued in PA) was born 20 July 1910 and died _____ June 1972, last residence Punta Gorda, Charlotte Co., FL [?].

            See the obituaries of her parents, Joseph H. Allford and Elizabeth Jones Allford; and siblings Anna Lillian Allford, Elizabeth M. Allford Havard, Ethel Allford, Hazel Allford Evans Huffsmith, and William P. Allford in this compilation. We included the obituary of her sisters Harriet Allford Hart and Maude Allford Armstrong in New Jersey Obituaries.

            From PA Marriages: Ruth E. Allford, age 26, daughter of Joseph Allford and Elizabeth Jones, married William T. Griffin, age 35, son of John Griffin and Margaret Jones, on 7 Nov 1936 in Luzerne Co., PA.

            Her ALLFORD lineage: Ruth E. 1910 PA1, Joseph H. 1869 PA2, Samuel 1807 England3, Samuel 1782 England4, Thomas 1762 England5.

 

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RUTH ELLEN ALFORD GROSS

 

NEW CASTLE NEWS

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—Tuesday, 27 October 1942

 

            Mrs. Ruth Alford Gross, aged 92, died this morning at 3 o’clock the home .of her nephew, Ira Alford, 915 Adams street. Death was caused by the infirmities of age.

            Mrs. Gross, widow of Daniel Gross who died in 1911, was born in Slippery Rock township on April 27, 1850, daughter of Arthur E. and Rebecca Scott Alford. She had made her home with her nephew for the past 25 years and was a member of the Third U.P. church and the Womens’ Bible class of that church.

            In addition to her nephew, she is survived by four nieces, Mrs. Will Leslie of New Castle, Mrs. Ralph Campbell of Grove City, Mrs. Harry Thornburg of New Castle and Mrs. Rena Lutz of Youngstown.

            Two brothers, John and Samuel Alford, preceded her in death.

            Funeral services have been arranged for Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the Howard L. Reynolds funeral home, 909 Adams street, with her pastor, Rev. C.R. Thayer, in charge. Interment will be in Oak Park cemetery….

 

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Photo from Oak Park Cemetery, New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Betsy Caposell

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her brothers, John Calvin Alford and Samuel Scott Alford, in this compilation.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s “Michael Alford Family” in About Alfords, July 1984.

            Her lineage: Ruth Ellen 1850 PA1, Arthur Eckles 1827 PA2, John A. 1790 on ship from Ireland3, Michael 1765 Ireland4.

 

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RUTH N. LINDSEY ALFORD

 

STAR-GAZETTE

Elmira, Chemung Co., NY—Tuesday, 26 November 1907

 

            Mansfield [Tioga Co.] relatives on Sunday attended the funeral in Tioga of Mrs. Ruth Lindsley [sic] Alford, widow of the late Stephen Alford, and sister of the late Mrs. Porter Gaylord of Mansfield.

            Mrs. Alford was eighty-two years old, was a native of Wellsboro and had lived in Tioga since her marriage.

            She died at the home of her son, Horatio S. Alford, Erie station agent, where she had been tenderly cared for since the death of her husband many years ago.

            The funeral was held from the home on Broad street, the Rev. Mr. Brown, pastor of the Tioga M.E. Church officiating. Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery. Relatives and friends from Mansfield, Avis and Elmira, N.Y., were in attendance.

 

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Photo from Evergreen Cemetery, Tioga, Tioga Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, TSOtime

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her son Horatio S. Alford in this compilation.

            Ruth and her husband. Stephen C. Alford (1817–1871) are buried in Evergreen Cemetery. Also buried in the same cemetery is James Alford (1794–1869), who may be Stephen’s father.

 

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SADIE ELIZABETH ALVORD WOLFGANG

 

THE EVENING NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—Wednesday, 4 May 1927

 

            Mrs. Sadie E. Wolfgang, 43, wife of F.E. Wolfgang, died last night at her home in Powl’s Valley. Funeral services will be held at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon at the residence with the Rev. H.C. Mathias, of the Halifax United Brethren Church, officiating.

            She is survived by her husband; four children, Sallie, John, Marlin and an infant son; a sister, Mrs. Herman Deitrich, of Williamstown; six brothers, Harry Alvord, Philadelphia; Oscar Alvard, Wiconisco; Charles Alvord, Williamstown; William Alvard, Fisherville; George Alvard and Ray Alvord, Harrisburg. [Alvard and Alvord spelled as printed.]

 

In another article:

 

ELIZABETHVILLE ECHO

Elizabethville, Dauphin Co., PA—Thursday, 5 May 1927

 

 

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Photos from Longs Cemetery, Halifax, Dauphin Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Beth Quigley O’Brien

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her parents, Samuel W. Alvord and Mary Amanda Ritzman Alvord; and brothers Oscar Ambrose Alvord and William H. Alvord in this compilation.

            Sadie was the second wife of Francis Ervin Wolfgang (1881–1968) [Find A Grave].

            In 1900, Sadie’s family is living in Wayne, Dauphin Co., PA: Samuel Alvord, carpet weaver, age 49 born Sept 1850; his wife, Mary A. 51 born Jan 1849; and children: Charles F. 20 born Oct 1879, Samuel W.H. 18 born Dec 1881; Sadie E. 17 born Dec 1883, George W. 12 Jan 1886, and Walter R. 10 March 1891. All and their parents were born in PA. Samuel and Mary were married 31 years, and Mary had 10 children, 9 living.

            Her ALVORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Sadie Elizabeth 1883 PA1, Samuel W. 1850 PA2, David 1828 PA3, George ALLVORD [on his gravestone] 1795 PA4.

 

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SAMUEL ALLFORD, JR.

 

WILKES-BARRE RECORD

Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co., PA—Saturday, 21 February 1931

 

            Pneumonia proved fatal to Samuel Allford, 38, of Pine street, who died at 4 yesterday morning [February 20] in Pittston hospital. Mr. Allford was admitted to the institution on Thursday and his condition gradually grew worse until death ensued.

            Mr. Allford was a lifelong of the city and was well known and respected.

            He leaves his widow and two children, Anna E. and Frederick; a step-daughter, Irene Martin; step-mother, Mrs. Samuel Allford; one brother, William H. of West Pittston and one sister, Mrs. H. Roy Bruner, also of West Pittston.

            The remains have been taken to the home of his stepmother, Mrs. Samuel Allford, 14 Short street, West Pittston, from where the funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 2:30. Services will be conducted by Rev. W.E. Capper, pastor of Luzerne Avenue Baptist church. Burial will be in Pittston cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Samuel Allford Sr. and Anna Pointon Allford; and brothers George Allford, J.C. Allford, and William H. Allford in this compilation.

            From PA Deaths: Samuel Allford was born 15 Jan 1892 in Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA, son of Samuel Allford and Anna Pointon.

            His ALLFORD lineage: Samuel 1892 PA1, Samuel 1864 PA2, Samuel ???? England3.

 

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SAMUEL ALLFORD, SR.

 

SCRANTON REPUBLICAN

Scranton, Lackawanna Co., PA—Wednesday, 10 January 1923

 

            Samuel Allford, Sr., age fifty-eight, died this morning at 10:30 o’clock at his home, 14 Short street, West Pittston.

            Besides his widow two sons and one daughter survive: William and Samuel Allford and Verna Allford.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his first wife, Anna Pointon Allford; sons George Allford, J.C. Allford, Samuel Allford Jr., and William H. Allford; mother, Ann Price Allford; and siblings Frederick Allford, Joseph H. Allford, and Miranda Allford in this compilation.

            From PA Deaths: Samuel Allford was born 1 Oct 1861 in Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA, son of Samuel and Ann Allford, both born in England. Samuel’s age on the 1870 and 1880 censuses indicates he was born in 1865, and the 1900 census says Oct 1864, which is probably correct.

            In 1870 Samuel is living in Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA: Samuel Alford, miner age 63 born England; Ann 28 PA; and children, all born in PA: Hannah 10, Lydia 7, Samuel 5, Miranda 3, and Joseph H. 2.

            In 1880 Samuel is living in Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA: Samuel Alford, “idle” age 75 born England; his wife Ann 38 “America”; and children, all born in PA: Samuel 15, Miranda 14, Joseph 13, Frederick 4, and Charles 1.

            From Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885–1950 (FamilySearch.org): Samuel Allford, miner born 1865 in Pittston, married Annie Pointion [sic: Pointon], born 1867 in Pittston, on 10 Nov 1890 in Luzerne Co., PA.

            The family is listed on the 1900 census (June 4) in Hughestown, Luzerne Co., PA: Samuel Alford, coal miner age 35 born Oct 1864, married 10 years; wife Annie 32 born May 1868, 5 children, 3 living; and children: Samuel 7 born Jan 1893, William 5 born Dec 1894, and George 11/12 born June 1899. All and their parents were born in PA.

            From Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885–1950 (FamilySearch.org): Saml Alford, born 1 Oct 1875 [sic] in Plymouth, PA, residing in Pittston, PA, married Emma Campbell on 15 Aug 1901 in Luzerne Co., PA. Samuel had been married previously.

            His ALLFORD lineage: Samuel 1864 PA1, Samuel 1807 England2, Samuel 1782 England3, Thomas 1762 England4.

 

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SAMUEL M. ALFORD

 

NEW YORK HERALD

New York, NY—Thursday, 18 December 1879

 

            Colonel Hubbell, of the Custom House, received yesterday a letter from Edinburg, Clarion county, Pa., which informed him that Colonel Samuel M. Alford died suddenly at that place on the 11th inst. while sitting at his breakfast table.

            Deceased was a native of Connecticut and about fifty-eight years of age. At the breaking out of the war he entered the volunteer service at Albany as Lieutenant Colonel of the Third New York Infantry under Colonel Fred Townsend. He served as such from April to July, 1861, when on the promotion of Colonel Townsend to the rank of brigadier general, Colonel Alford was appointed to the colonelcy of the regiment. As such he served, after re-enlisting the Third regiment in the field, until 1865. Colonel Alford acted under General Dix in Maryland and Virginia, General Butler at Big Bethel and Bermuda Hundreds, and General Israel Vogdes at Folly Island during the siege of Charleston.

 

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Photo from Knox Union Cemetery, Knox, Clarion Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, JMS

 

AAFA NOTES: He is probably the son of Nathaniel R. Alford and Eunice Strong, born 4 July 1823.

            He might be the Samuel Alford in 1850, New York Ward 9 District 1, New York City, NY, dwelling #1329: Samuel Alford merchant age 27 born CT; Mary 22 NY; Helen 3 and Charles 1, NY; and Hannah Strong 65 CT [Samuel’s aunt].

            Curiously, also in 1850 Hannah Strong, age 53 born CT is living with the family of Samuel’s probable brother Nathaniel R. Alford in Windsor, Hartford Co., CT.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Samuel M. 1823 CT1, Nathaniel R. 1781 CT2, Jonathan 1745 CT3, Jonathan 1720 CT4, Jeremiah 1692 CT5, Jeremiah 1655 CT6, Benedict 1619 England7, Thomas 1598 England8.

 

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SAMUEL SCOTT ALFORD

 

NEW CASTLE NEWS

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—Monday, 31 December 1934

 

 

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Photo from Oak Park Cemetery, New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, T. Heasley

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Mary E. Kerchoff Alford; and siblings John Calvin Alford and Ruth Ellen Alford Gross in this compilation. We included the obituary of his daughter Rena Alford Lutz in Ohio Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s “Michael Alford Family” in About Alfords, July 1984.

            His lineage: Samuel Scott 1856 PA1, Arthur Eckles 1827 PA2, John A. 1790 on ship from Ireland3, Michael 1765 Ireland4.

 

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SAMUEL W. ALVORD

 

HARRISBURG STAR-INDEPENDENT

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—Saturday, 6 May 1916

 

WICONISCO

SAMUEL ALVORD DIES AFTER A LINGERING ILLNESS

 

            Samuel Alvord after an illness of several months, died at his home on Walnut street. Mr. Alvord was a resident of Wiconisco for many years. He will be buried Sunday at 2 o’clock.

 

Samuel Alvord - Grave Marker

 

Samuel Alvord - Grave Marker

Calvary United Methodist Cemetery, Wiconisco, Dauphin Co., PA

Photos from norm1287’s Gasbarro Family Tree (Ancestry)

Photo taken by Norm Gasbarro Jr.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his wife, Mary Amanda Ritzman Alvord; daughter Sadie Elizabeth Alvord Wolfgang; and mother, Ruffena Miller Alvord, in this compilation.

            From PA Deaths: The birth date on Samuel W. Alvord’s death certificate is 12 Sept 1850. He died 4 May 1916 in Wiconisco, Dauphin Co., and his age at death is listed as 65 years, 7 months, 22 days. His gravestone appears to say that his age at death was 65 years, 8 months, 22 days.

            His ALVORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Samuel W. 1850 PA1, David 1828 PA2, George ALLVORD [on his gravestone] 1795 PA3.

 

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SARAH ALLEN WILSON ALVORD

 

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—Monday, 22 April 1889

 

DIED

 

            Alvord—On the 20th inst., Sarah A., wife of James B. Alvord. Funeral services Wednesday at 2 o’clock precisely, at 600 South Forth-second street. Interment private.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, James Brazer Alvord; and son James Lesley Alvord in this compilation.

            Sarah shares a large four-sided monument in Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA, with her husband, James Brazer Alvord, his sister Sarah Isabella Alvord, her son James Lesley Alvord, and James’ mother, Mary Allen Alvord.

 

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SARAH M. ALFORD DUNHAM

 

JEFFERSONIAN DEMOCRAT

Brookville, Jefferson Co., PA—Thursday, 11 April 1912

 

            Mrs. Sarah Dunham died at the home of her son, Lloyd Dunham, in Pinecreek township, near Bethel Methodist Protestant church, March 22, 1912, after an illness of several weeks.

            She was born in Indiana county, Penna., on January 2d, 1839, so that her age was a little over 73 years.

            Her funeral was conducted by her pastor, Mrs. E. Bowser, and interment was made in the Bethel cemetery.

            She had been a member of Bethel church for twenty years. Her brother, Turner Alford, and her sister Mrs. Hickox, were with her during the last two weeks of her illness.

            She will be greatly missed in connection with church work. Her closing days were made as comfortable as possible by her sons family.

 

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Photo from Bethel Geer Cemetery, Pinecreek, Jefferson Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, EKancestry1

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her siblings George Andrew Alford and James Turner Alford in this compilation.

            In 1860, Sarah is living with her parents in Pine Creek, Jefferson Co., PA: John Alford, laborer age 48 born OH; Ellen J. 47 PA; and children, all born in PA: Sarah A. 21, James T. 19, Ester Ann 13, William H. 11, Elizabeth Jane 8, Andrew M. 5, and Charles E. 2.

            Her lineage: Sarah M. 1839 PA1, John M. 1812 PA2.

 

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SARAH “RUBY” ALFORD BOOKER

 

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—Wednesday, 21 January 2015

 

            Sarah Alford Booker affectionately known by her family as Ruby at age 65.

            Survived by children, Donald Wilson, Shawn Reed, Liebling Reed, and Morish Wilson; siblings, Willie James Brown (Mae), David Alford (Goliga), Jeffrey Alford (Diane), Ozielena Nina Alford Smith; grandchildren, great-grandchildren, a host of aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

            Visitation 4-8 p.m. Spriggs & Watson Funeral Home, Inc., Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 23, 2015, at the chapel….

 

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

 

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SCOTT ARTHUR ALVORD

 

MORNING CALL

Allentown, Lehigh Co., PA—7 November 1995

 

            A Barto man apparently killed himself on Friday after he assaulted his wife at an East Greenville business, police said.

            Scott Arthur Alvord, 30, was found dead outside a home on Adams Road in Upper Hanover Township, state police at Limerick said, apparently after he shot himself in the head with a 12-gauge shotgun. Upper Perk Police Officer Stephen Gramata said Alvord killed himself outside the home of his wife, who had a protection-from-abuse order against him.

            “It could have turned out a lot worse for everybody involved,” Gramata said yesterday.

            Gramata said the events leading up to Alvord’s death began about 6:10 p.m. when Alvord and his wife were transferring titles on their cars at Five Tags, 228 Main St. Alvord allegedly punched his wife in the mouth after she said something that irritated him, Gramata said.

            Upper Perk Police were preparing to charge Alvord with violating the protection order when state police notified them of the man’s apparent suicide. Alvord was found dead in his vehicle about 8 p.m., state police said.

            Gramata said Alvord apparently purchased the gun after the assault in East Greenville. “It had the tag still on it,” Gramata said.

            Alvord was the husband of Donna R. (Carrigan) Alvord of East Greenville. He was a laborer at R&M Mechanical, Quakertown, for the past two weeks. Previously, he worked at C.R. Dampman Inc., Pennsburg.

            Born in Abington, he was a son of Arthur and Helen (Bressler) Alvord of Morrisville, Bucks County.

            Surviving with his wife and parents are a daughter, Rebecca A. of East Greenville; sister, Janice, wife of Peter Erwin of Morrisville; maternal grandmother, Beulah Bressler of Williamstown, Dauphin County, and paternal grandmother, Martha Alvord of Lykens, Dauphin County.

            Services will be at 8 p.m. Thursday in the Mann Funeral Home, 222 Washington St., East Greenville….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituary of his father, Arthur Melvin Alvord Jr., in this compilation.

            His ALVORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Scott Arthur ???? PA1, Arthur Melvin 1938 PA2, Arthur Melvin 1910 PA3, John Henry 1871 PA4, Samuel W. 1850 PA5, David 1828 PA6, George ALLVORD [on his gravestone] 1795 PA7.

 

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SEWELL MARION ALFORD

 

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—Tuesday, 1 January 1929

 

            On Sunday, December 30, 1928, at 1:40 p.m., Sewell Marion Alford, brother of E.R. Alford of Ingram, Pa.

            Funeral services at Kahletown church, Jefferson county, Pa., on Tuesday, January 1, 1929, at 2:30 p.m….

 

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Photo from Kahletown Cemetery, Kahletown, Jefferson Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Cathy Anthony Foltz

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his brother Edward Rankin Alford in this compilation.

            Sewell was the son of John Marion Alford and Caroline Rankin.

            From PA Deaths: John Marion Alford was the son of John Alford and Ellen Palmer, both born in PA. They have not been located on the 1850 census.

            His lineage: Sewell Marion 1882 PA1, John Marion 1843 PA2, John M. 1812 PA3.

 

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STEWART G. ALFORD

 

WEEKLY HERALD

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—Wednesday, 25 December 1901

 

 

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Photos from Center United Presbyterian Cemetery, New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, Marge & Bob

 

AAFA NOTES: For more information about this family, see “Michael Alford Family,” About Alfords, July 1984, pages 11–13

            His lineage: Stewart 1835 PA1, John A. 1790 on ship in transit from Ireland2, Michael 1765 Ireland3.

 

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SUSAN BELL ALVORD

 

ERIE TIMES-NEWS

Erie, Erie Co., PA—27 September 2000

 

            Susan Bell Alvord, 59, of Chicago, formerly of Erie, died Thursday, Sept. 21, 2000, at Illinois Masonic Hospital.

            She was born at Cambridge, Ohio, Jan. 14, 1941, daughter of Vincent Bell of Melbourne, Fla., and the late Helen Thompson Bell.

            She graduated from McDowell High School in 1959, then earned her bachelor’s degree from Grove City College in 1963. She taught at the University of Pittsburgh-Johnstown and Alliance College in Cambridge Springs.

            She also worked as a pain relief specialist for American Whole Health in Chicago. She enjoyed sports and traveling.

            Survivors include her stepmother, Lily Bell of Melbourne; two sisters, Linda Maines and her husband, George, of Erie and Vicki Costello and her husband, Pat, of Cincinnati; and two nephews, Jay Moehler of Erie and Sean Costello of Los Angeles; and a niece, Kelly Costello of Chicago.

            Friends may call at the Burton West Lake Funeral Home, 3816 West Lake Road, today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at First Alliance Church, 2939 Zimmerly Road, officiated by the Rev. John Hall.

            Burial will be at Laurel Hill Cemetery.

            Memorials may be made to Friends of L’Arche Inc., 1101 Peach St., Erie, PA 16501.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Susan B. Alvord (SS# issued in PA) was born 14 Jan 1941, last residence not listed.

 

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TAMMY JO SILL ALFORD

 

WINCHESTER STAR

Winchester, VA—24 December 2009

 

            Tammy Jo Sill Alford, 36, of Uniontown, Pa., and formerly of Winchester, died Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2009, in the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

            She is survived by her husband, Harold L. Alford.

            Arrangements are by Dolfi Funeral Home of Uniontown.

 

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HERALD-STANDARD

Uniontown, Fayette Co., PA—25 December 2009

 

            Mrs. Tammy J. (Sill) Alford, 36, of Uniontown, Pa. passed away on Tuesday, December 22 at Presbyterian Hospital.

            Survived by parents, Leonard and Carol Sill; husband, Harold Alford Sr.; son, Harold Alford Jr.; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Leon and Carolyn Alford; sisters, Jennifer Hartley and Tracy Kirk; and aunts, Sue Glover and Richard and Romona Bonamo.

            Arrangements are being handled by the Dolfi Funeral Home, 136 N. Gallatin Ave., Uniontown and will be private.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Tammy J. Alford (SS# issued in VA) was born 10 March 1973, last residence Uniontown, Fayette Co., PA.

 

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THOMAS D. “T.C.” ALFORD

 

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—Saturday, 29 April 2000

 

            Alford, Thomas D. “T.C.,” 67, of Beaver Falls, died April 26. Leavell Funeral Home, Beaver Falls.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Thomas C. Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 11 Jan 1933, last residence Beaver, Beaver Co., PA.

            See the obituaries of his siblings William V. “Jeff” Alford and Lelawill T. Alford Coogler in this compilation.

 

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THOMAS E. HALFORD

 

ERIE TIMES-NEWS

Erie, Erie Co., PA—Wednesday, 17 August 2005

 

            Thomas E. Halford, 66, a resident of the Pennsylvania Soldiers & Sailors Home, died Monday, August 15, 2005 at the Erie VA Medical Center. The Carl A. Slomski & Son Funeral Home Inc. 2101 Ash St. is handling arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Thomas E. Halford (SS# issued in NY) was born 4 December 1938, last residence Erie, PA.

 

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TOM ALFORD

 

REPUBLICAN HERALD

Pottsville, Schuylkill Co., PA—Thursday, 3 March 2011

 

            Tom Alford, 80, of Lewistown Valley, Tamaqua, passed away Monday evening [February 28] at Lehigh Valley Hospital. He was the husband of Rita Kreitl Alford.

            Tom was born in Ranger, W.Va., a son of the late Van and Fannie Workman Alford.

            He retired from the Army after serving 20 years, with one tour of duty in England, one tour of duty in Vietnam and three tours of duty in Germany. Following his retirement from the military, he worked for the former J.E. Morgan Knitting Mills.

            He was preceded in death by a son, Patrick, in 1997.

            Surviving, in addition to his wife, are a son, Michael, Lewistown Valley, Tamaqua; a daughter, Beatrice, wife of Harold Foulk, Brockton; three granddaughters, Ashley Maltais, Stephanie Foulk and Kendall Foulk; sisters, Freeda Mae Salmons, Ohio, and Estellene Neace, Idaho.

            Private service will be held at the convenience of the family with interment in St. Bertha Cemetery, Tuscarora. Lamar Christ Funeral Home, Hometown, has charge of arrangements.

 

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Photo from Saint Bertha Cemetery, Tuscarora, Schuylkill Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Gary Roberts

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Tom Alford (SS# issued in NC or WV) was born 16 March 1930, last residence Tamaqua, Schuylkill Co., PA.

            See the obituary of his son Patrick James Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his sister Freeda Mae Alford Salmons in Ohio Obituaries; and of his brother Don Alford in Oregon Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of ‘Irish’ John Alford.

            His lineage: Tom 1930 WV1, Sylvannus “Van” 1884 WV2, Adam A. 1841 WV3, Robert 1814 VA4, George 1763 Ireland5, John 1735 Ireland6.

 

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TWILA VERONICA ALFORD HICKS

 

THE NEWS-HERALD

Franklin, Cambria Co., PA—Wednesday, 26 March 1952

 

            Funeral services for Mrs. Twila Hicks, of 23 Gilfillan Street, Rocky Grove, who died Tuesday morning [March 25], will be conducted in the Buchanan Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Friday by Rev. B.E. Coleman, pastor of the First Evangelical United Brethren Church. Interment will be in the Reynoldsville Cemetery….

 

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Photo from Reynoldsville Cemetery, Reynoldsville, Jefferson Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Barb Kopshina

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her father, James Turner Alford; and sister Lulu E. Alford Bowley in this compilation.

            From PA Deaths: Twila Verona Hicks was born 3 July 1892 in Siegel [sic: Sigel], Jefferson Co., PA, daughter of James T. Alford and Elizabeth Bowen. She died 25 March 1952 in Venango Co., PA.

            From PA Marriages: Oren Lee Hicks and Twila Veronica Alford were married on 28 Dec 1914 in Ridgway, Elk Co., PA. Twila’s middle name is recorded as Veronica, but she signed her name Twila Veronia Alford—it is likely that her middle name is Veronica:

 

 

            Twila’s age and birth year as reported in the records—1892 is probably correct:

 

            Jun 1900 census                6         July 1893

            Apr 1910 census             17              [1892]

            Dec 1914 marriage         23              [1891]

            Jan 1920 census              24              [1896]

            1930 census                    30              [1900]

            1940 census                    45              [1895]

            Mar 1952 death cert       59         July 1892

            1952 gravestone                                 1891

 

            Her lineage: Twila Veronica 1892 PA1, James Turner 1840 PA2, John M. 1812 PA3.

 

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VERNA E. KAHLE ALFORD

 

PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE

Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PA—Tuesday, 28 May 1935

 

            On Monday, May 27, 1935, at 1:10 p.m. E.S.T., at the family home, Renfrew [Butler Co.] R.D., Verna E. Alford, aged 60 years, wife of Edward B. Alford; mother of Roland B. Alford.

            Funeral services on Wednesday, May 29, at 2 p.m. at the Kahletown M.E. Church, Sigel, Jefferson County, Pa. Interment in the church cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of her husband, Edward Rankin Alford, which includes a photo of their shared gravestone; and son Rolland Bernard Alford in this compilation.

            From PA Deaths: She was born 28 Nov 1874 in Elk City, Clarion Co., PA, daughter of David R. Kahle and Elizabeth C. Thompson.

 

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VICKIE ANN ALFORD

 

NEW CASTLE NEWS

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—Friday, 10 October 1952

 

            Vickie Ann Alford, R.D. 1, Ellwood City, age 2-1/2 months, died Thursday morning at 11 o’clock in her home when she strangled on her bottle.

            She was born July 22, 1952, daughter of Jack and Edwina Wilberta Jones Alford.

            She is survived by a brother, Edward Bruce, and a sister, Jacqueline, in addition to her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Harold Jones, of New Castle, and Mr. and Mrs. Rowland B. Alford, of Ellwood City.

            Funeral services will be conducted from the residence Saturday morning at 10 o’clock, with interment in Kahletown cemetery in Jefferson county….

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her father, Jack E. Alford, in this compilation.

            Her lineage: Vickie Ann 1952 PA1, Jack E. 1930 PA2, Rolland Bernard 1898 PA3, Edward Rankin 1872 PA4, John Marion 1843 PA5, John M. 1812 PA6.

 

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VIOLA ELIZABETH HALL HOTALING ALFORD

 

COURIER EXPRESS

DuBois, Clearfield Co., PA—Thursday, 21 January 1999

 

            Viola E. Alford, 96, a resident of the Jefferson Manor, Brookville, died Tuesday [January 19]. She was formerly of White Street, Brookville.

            Born June 19, 1902 in Knox, she was the daughter of the late Rhody B. and Effie Wise Hall. She was married to G.G. Hotaling. He preceeded her in death. She later married James E. “Pete” Alford. He also preceeded her in death.

            She was a homemaker. She owned and operated a taxi service in Brookville with her husband, James Alford. She was referred to as “Mrs. Pete, the Taxi Lady.”

            She is survived by one daughter, Effie Hotaling of Brookville, three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

            She was also preceeded in death by one son, Burt Hotaling, five brothers and two sisters….

            Friends will be received from 7-9 pm Thursday at the McKinney Funeral Home, Brookville. Funeral services will be held at 1 pm Friday at the funeral home.... Burial will be in the Mt. Tabor Cemetery, Eldred Township....

 

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Photo from Mount Tabor Cemetery, Sigel, Jefferson Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, EKancestry1

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Viola E. Alford (SS# issued in PA), last residence Brookville, Jefferson Co., PA.

            From Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850–2010 (Ancestry): James Alford was born 8 March 1908 and died 2 Jan 1972.

            From Pennsylvania, Birth Records, 1906–1908 (Ancestry): James Ellsworth Alford was born 8 March 1908 in Rose, Jefferson Co., PA, son of Emory E. Alford and Martha J. MacKay, both born in Jefferson Co.

            In 1910, James E. Alford, age 2, is living in Rose, Jefferson Co., PA, with his father E.E. Alford 43, mother Martha J. 41, and 4 sisters. All were born in PA.

            In 1900 Emery Alford 34 and his wife Martha 32 are living in Washington, Jefferson Co., PA, with 2 daughters.

            From PA Deaths: Emery Alford, born 28 March 1867 in PA, died 21 Dec 1913 in Brookville, Jefferson Co., PA. His parents were J.T. Alford and Elizabeth Rowen.

            Her husband’s lineage: James Ellsworth 1908 PA1, Emery E. 1865 PA2, James Turner 1840 PA3, John M. 1812 PA4.

 

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VIOLET EDITH ALVORD BIXLER

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—5 November 1993

 

WICONISCO—Violet E. Bixler, 68, formerly of Wiconisco, died yesterday [November 4] in Polyclinic Medical Center.

            She was a member of Calvary United Methodist Church.

            She was the widow of James J. Bixler.

            Surviving are a son, Gary L. of Lykens RD 1; four brothers, Byron Alvord and Harold Alvord, both of Wiconisco, Donald Alvord of Millersburg and Carl Alvord of Dalmatia; three sisters, Catherine Lower and Dawn Ferree, both of Wiconisco, and Dorothy Bopp of Lykens; and two grandsons.

            Services will be held at 11 a.m. tomorrow in her church. Burial will be in the church cemetery…. Shultz Funeral Home, Lykens, is handling arrangements….

 

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Photo from Calvary United Methodist Cemetery, Wiconisco, Dauphin Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Beth Quigley O’Brien

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Violet E. Bixler (SS# issued in PA) was born , 6 Jan 1925, last residence Wiconisco, Dauphin Co., PA.

            See the obituaries of her father David Franklin Alvord; and siblings Byron Ray “Barney” Alvord, Dawn O. Alvord Ferree, Donald Oscar Alvord, and Harold C. Alvord in this compilation.

            From SSACI: Violet Edith Alvord Bixler was born 6 Jan 1925 in Wiconsico, Dauphin Co., PA, daughter of David F. Alvord and Myrtle K. Zerby. She died 4 Nov 1993.

            Her ALVORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Violet Edith 1925 PA1, David Franklin 1897 PA2, Oscar Ambrose 1875 PA3, Samuel W. 1850 PA4, David 1828 PA5, George ALLVORD [on his gravestone] 1795 PA6.

 

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VIRGINIA D. “RHODI” ALFORD

 

BEAVER COUNTY TIMES

Beaver, Beaver Co., PA—Tuesday, 9 March 2010

 

            Virginia “Rhodi” Alford, of Beaver Falls, went home to be with the Lord, on March 6, 2010, in the Heritage Valley Beaver.

            Complete arrangements will be announced in Wednesday’s edition of the Times.

            The Leavell Funeral Home, George T. Wise, Funeral Director-Supervisor, 721 Seventh St., Beaver Falls, is in charge of arrangements.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Virginia D. Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 15 July 1922, last residence Beaver Falls, Beaver Co., PA.

 

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VIRGINIA RAE ALVORD DAVIES CHAPMAN

 

PRESS HERALD

Portland, Cumberland Co., ME—Saturday, 8 March 1997

 

            Virginia Rae Alvord Chapman, 77, of Yardley [Bucks Co., PA] died Feb. 27 at Doylestown Hospital [Bucks Co., PA].

            Born in Springfield, Mass., she was the daughter of Clayton and Irene Chapman Alvord. During her youth, Mrs. Chapman vacationed at Earl Davis Camp on Balch Pond at Newfield, Maine.

            She graduated from Anderson (Ind.) High School and attended Washington School for Secretaries in New York City. She worked for American Airlines at LaGuardia Airport, then for Tri Arts Press in Manhattan throughout and after World War II.

            Her marriage to Jack N. Davies in 1939 ended in divorce. She married Malcolm O. Chapman in 1951 and they lived in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., Hopewell, N.J., Pierrepont, N.Y. and Ewing, N.J.

            Mrs. Chapman started working at Educational Testing Service in Princeton, N.J., in 1960 after moving to Ewing. After Mr. Chapman died in a skydiving accident, she continued working at ETS and retired in 1983.

            She enjoyed painting in water colors and other media, bowling, stitchery and off-the-beaten-path travel adventures.

            Mrs. Chapman had said recently she wanted to be remembered as having been “an OK mom,” but her children disagreed: They said she was a very good mother, giving loving guidance in the face of daunting problems.

            A son, Steven Chapman, also died previously.

            Surviving are four sons, Christopher Davies of Lexington Park, Md., Peter Davies of Alexandria, Va., Michael Chapman of Buckingham and Jeffrey Chapman of Carversville; a daughter, Sally Chapman Loranger of Saco, Maine; and may grandchildren.

            A funeral was held in Newtown. Arrangements were by Swartz/Givnish Funeral Home, Newtown.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Virginia A. Chapman (SS# issued in NY) was born 23 July 1919, last residence Morrisville, Bucks Co., PA.

            We included the obituaries of her brother Donald Clayton Alvord in Utah Obituaries; and her paternal grandfather, Fred Harley Alvord, in Oregon Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her ALVORD lineage: Virginia Rae 1919 MA1, Clayton Harley 1891 WI2, Fred Harley 1863 WI3, Zerah 1830 MA4, Cephas 1803 MA5, Zerah 1765 MA6, Gad 1726 MA7, John 1685 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1627 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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WALTER EMORY ALVORD

 

DELAWARE COUNTY DAILY TIMES

Chester, Delaware Co., PA—Thursday, 26 June 1969

 

DR. ALVORD DIES AT 89

 

            Dr. Walter E. Alvord, 89, a retired dentist who practiced in Prospect Park for more than 50 years, died Wednesday [June 25] in the Conner-Williams Nursing Home in Ridley Park.

            Dr. Alvord was husband of Lisbeth Alvord who died last September. He was a member of Olivet Presbyterian Church, Prospect Park.

            Surviving are a daughter, Mrs. John P. Money of Prospect Park.

            Services will be 11:30 a.m. Friday at the Griffith Chapel, 520 Chester Pike, Norwood. Burial will be in Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Upper Darby….

 

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Photo from Arlington Cemetery, Drexel Hill, Delaware Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jenn O.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Walter Alvord (SS# issued in PA) was born 12 Dec 1879 and died _____ June 1969, last residence Prospect Park, Delaware Co., PA.

            See the obituary of his wife, Lisbeth A. Alvord, in this compilation.

            On his 1942 WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), Walter Emory Alvord, age 63, born 12 Dec 1879 in Agawam, Hampden Co., MA, is living in Prospect Park, Delaware Co., PA.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Walter Emory 1879 MA1, William Ebenezer 1853 MA2, Wellington 1818 MA3, Ebenezer Day 1794 MA4, Samuel 1756 MA5, John 1728 MA6, John 1696 MA7, Jonathan 1669 MA8, Alexander 1627 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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WILDA MAE “BILLIE” ROGERS ALFORD HARMON

 

THE MERCURY

Pottstown, Montgomery Co., PA—Wednesday, 5 January 2011

 

            Wilda Mae “Billie” (Rogers) Alford Harmon, 85, of Pottstown, wife of the late James A. Alford and Lonnie Harmon, passed away on Monday [January 3] at Parkhouse Providence Pointe Nursing Home.

            Born in Logan County, West Virginia, she was the daughter of the late Hobert H. and Leota Pearl (Johnson) Rogers. Wilda loved doing arts & crafts, was an avid Philadelphia Phillies baseball fan, and enjoyed all of the family gatherings. She worked at the US Mint in Philadelphia and later at the Mrs. Smith Pie Foil Co. in Pottstown.

            She is survived by her sons, David R. Alford, companion of Virginia Croteau, of Pottstown, and James R. Alford of Schwenksville; daughters, Carol L., wife of Kenneth L. Rhoads of Pottstown, and B. Eileen, wife of Ronald Boone Jr. of Limerick Twp.; sister, Leota Davis of Pinnacle, NC; stepsister, Peggy Holl; seven grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren.

            Along with her husbands and parents, she is predeceased by her daughter, Betty Elswick; two sisters, and two brothers.

            A family gathering and a time of remembrance will be from 1 to 5 p.m., Sunday, January 9th at the German Club, 52 Reynolds Ave, Pottstown. Memorial contributions may be made in Wilda Mae’s name to Alzheimer’s Association , P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011 or to the charity of your choice. Catagnus Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., 711 N. Franklin Street, Pottstown is in charge of arrangements. View obituaries or send condolences at www.catagnusfuneralhomes.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Wildam Harmon (SS# issued in WV) was born 3 March 1925, last residence Birdsboro, Berks Co., PA.

            See the obituary of her first husband, James Arthur Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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WILLIAM BOYD ALVORD

 

PITTSTON GAZETTE

Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA—Friday, 8 November 1940

 

LACKAWANNA DEATHS

 

            W.B. Alvord, aged 74 years, of 119 Madison avenue, Childs, retired Ontario & Western Railroad engineer.

 

AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of his mother, Electa Caroline Hobbs Alvord, in Michigan Obituaries.

            From SSACI: Will Boyd Alvord was born 5 Jan 1866 in Scranton, Lackawanna Co., PA, son of James B. Alvord and Electra [sic] Hobbs.

            He is listed as William B. Alvord on the 1880 and 1900 censuses.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: William Boyd 1866 PA1, James Boyd 1827 PA2, Zenas 1789 CT3, Seth 1754 CT4, Seth 1714 MA5, Thomas 1683 MA6, Thomas 1653 CT7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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WILLIAM GOULD ALFORD

 

From The Garnet and White Yearbook, 1940

West Chester High School, West Chester, Chester Co., PA

Senior Class President

 

William Gould Alford

Photo from Gail Edna Vogel’s Edna Louise Fenerty 1895… family tree (Ancestry—Gail is Edna’s granddaughter) - used with permission

 

THE PATRIOT-NEWS

Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—Tuesday, 24 April 2001

 

            William G. Alford, 77, of 702 Geary Ave., New Cumberland, died Monday [April 23] in Harrisburg Hospital.

            He was retired; a veteran of World War II and Purple Heart recipient; and a member of Penbrook American Legion Post 730, New Cumberland VFW Post 7415 and Middletown Moose Lodge 410.

            Surviving are his wife, Betty Alford; two sons, Brian of West Chester and Brent of New Cumberland; and four grandchildren.

            Memorial services will be held in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery at the family’s convenience.

            Cremation Society of Pennsylvania, Colonial Park, is handling arrangements.

            Memorial contributions may be made to Pinnacle Health Hospice, 3705 Elmwood Drive, Harrisburg 17110.

 

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Photo from Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, Annville, Lebanon Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ginger Magee

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William G. Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 3 June 1923, last residence New Cumberland, Cumberland Co., PA.

            See the obituaries of his parents, John Sims Alford Sr. and Edna Louise Fenerty Alford, in this compilation.

            From Gail Edna Vogel’s Edna Louise Fenerty 1895… family tree (Ancestry—Gail is William’s niece): During WWII, William participated in and survived the D-Day landing at Utah Beach and the Battle of Hürtgen Forest.

            His lineage: William Gould 1923 DE1, John Sims 1890 SC2, John James 1859 NC3.

 

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WILLIAM H. ALLFORD

 

TIMES-LEADER, THE EVENING NEWS

Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co., PA—Tuesday, 18 October 1949

 

MINE WORKER FATALLY HURT

WILLIAM ALLFORD, FORTY FORT, WAR DORRANCE EMPLOYE

 

            A fall of rock at the Dorrance Colliery, Lehigh Valley Company, fatally injured one mine worker and resulted in slight injuries to another yesterday afternoon [October 17].

            The dead man was William H. Allford, 55, of 1399 Murray street, Forty Fort, who succumbed at 5:40 p.m. in the General Hospital of skull fractures. He was admitted to the hospital at 3 p.m.…

            Allford, employed at the colliery nine years as a laborer, was born in Pittston December 15, 1894, the [step]son of Mrs. Emma Campbell Allford and the late Samuel Allford. He resided in Pittston until 16 years ago when he moved to Forty Fort. Deceased was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Pittston.

            Surviving, in addition to his mother, is a sister, Mrs. Roy Brunner, Forty Fort; one niece, Mrs. Anna LBar [sic], Long Island; nephew, Frederick Allford. U.S. Navy.

            The body has been taken to the William Snowdon Funeral Home, 23 Broad street, Pittston, from where the funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 3:30. Rev. Ralph A. Weatherly of Grace Episcopal Church, Kingston, will officiate. Burial will be in Pittston cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Samuel Allford Sr. and Anna Pointon Allford; and brothers George Allford, J.C. Allford, and Samuel Allford Jr. in this compilation.

            From PA Deaths: William H. Allford was born 15 Dec 1894 in Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA, son of Samuel Allford and Emma Campbell. He was single, an anthracite coal miner.

            William signed his 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry) “William Alferd” and confirmed his birth date and place.

            His ALLFORD lineage: William H. 1894 PA1, Samuel 1864 PA2, Samuel 1807 England3, Samuel 1782 England4, Thomas 1762 England5.

 

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WILLIAM H. ALVORD

 

ELIZABETHVILLE ECHO

Elizabethville, Dauphin Co., PA—Thursday, 7 September 1950

 

 

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Photo from Fairview Cemetery, Enders, Dauphin Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Russ Ottens

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his parents, Samuel W. Alvord and Mary Amanda Ritzman Alvord; and siblings Oscar Ambrose Alvord and Sadie Elizabeth Alvord Wolfgang in this compilation.

            In 1900, William’s family is living in Wayne, Dauphin Co., PA: Samuel Alvord, carpet weaver, age 49 born Sept 1850; his wife, Mary A. 51 born Jan 1849; and children: Charles F. 20 born Oct 1879, Samuel W.H. [?—his first name is listed as Samuel here but nowhere else]18 born Dec 1881; Sadie E. 17 born Dec 1883, George W. 12 Jan 1886, and Walter R. 10 March 1891. All and their parents were born in PA. Samuel and Mary were married 31 years, and Mary had 10 children, 9 living.

            His ALVORD lineage: William H. 1881 PA1, Samuel W. 1850 PA2, David 1828 PA3, George ALLVORD [on his gravestone] 1795 PA4.

 

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WILLIAM J. ALFORD

 

BUCKS COUNTY COURIER TIMES

Levittown, Bucks Co., PA—Wednesday, 17 June 2009

 

            William J. Alford II of Eagle Rock, Hazelton, Pa. [sic: Hazleton, Luzerne Co.] passed away peacefully Saturday, June 13, 2009, in his home surrounded by his family following a courageous year and a half battle with a primary cancerous brain tumor (GBM). He was 57.

            Bill was the beloved husband of Christa (Mancke) Alford, with whom he had shared 36 years of marriage.

            He was born in Detroit, Mich., a son of William J. Alford of Warminster and the late Gloria (Tomasi) Alford.

            Before retiring to his home in Eagle Rock, he had resided in Warminster and later Hatfield.

            He was a graduate of William Tennent High School and Temple University.

            Before retiring, Bill was employed by the United States Postal Service for 27 years, starting as a mail carrier and ending his career as a supervisor of customer service. His friendliness and sense of humor were qualities he shared with co-workers, friends and family. He dispensed scholarly advice when requested and had the ability to offer comfort to those comforting him.

            Later in life, Bill became a passionate photographer and his compositions included spectacular views of nature with an emphasis on the four seasons. He also took many informal family portraits and photographed his wife’s artwork for catalog use. Bill was happy knowing that Jonathan Brathwaite will continue photographing and supplying Christa with endless photos of their grandson, Sion.

            His caretakers were continuously amazed at his sense of humor and there were many moments of pure laughter around his bedside. He took particular peace and comfort from the sound of rain and enjoyed the type of weather that turned “his” mountains green.

            In addition to his loving wife Christa and father, he is survived by his daughter, Rebecca Alford; his grandson, Sion Ramon Alford -Brathwaite; his sisters and their husbands, Mary Gutierrez (Leroy), Patricia Grandfield (Richard), Valerie Ehlo (Arthur) and Victoria Salamon (James); his brothers and their wives, Richard Alford (Karen) and Robert Alford (Lisa); as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

            In addition to his mother, Gloria, he was preceded in death by a brother, Michael Alford.

            Relatives and friends will be received by Bill’s family after 10 a.m. Friday, June 19, in Schneider Funeral Home, 431 N. York Road, Hatboro followed by his memorial service at 11 a.m. Interment will be held privately.

            In lieu of flowers, Bill’s family prefers memorials be made in his name to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

            To send online condolences to Bill’s family please visit the funeral home Web site below. Schneider Funeral Home, Hatboro, www.schneiderfuneralhome.net.

 

In another article:

 

THE INTELLIGENCER

Doylestown, Bucks Co., PA—28 September 2010

 

            William John Alford of Warminster died peacefully Friday, Sept. 24, 2010.

            He was the beloved husband to the late Gloria (Tomasi) Alford. This is forever 9-10-49.

            Bill was born Aug. 8, 1926, in Toledo, Ohio, the son of the late William and Helen (Smith) Alford. He was preceded in death by his sons, Michael Thomas and William John Alford.

            Bill was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy and ended his military career as a colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps. He saw action in the Pacific during World War II and fought in the Korean War. He was the recipient of numerous medals. Most notably, the Distinguished Flying Cross, Air Medal with Gold Star, Presidential Unit Citation with one star, Purple Heart, World War II Victory Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal with one star, and Combat Wings with three gold stars.

            He graduated from Detroit Central High School, Lawrence Tech College and completed graduate school at the University of Virginia. He was an alternate for the U.S. Olympic Team Track and Field. Bill was also asked to play professional basketball for the now Detroit Pistons, but declined this offer to support his growing family. He started his career at the Ford Motor company and retired as director of HR. He then continued working as the northeastern director of the U.S. Postal Service.

            During his lifetime, Bill was on the Wayne, Mich., school board and the Centennial School District school board. He also started and coached the William Tennent Girls Winter Track team and was an assistant coach for the Spring Track team.

            In his spare time he was an avid gardener, enjoyed fine foods, and enjoyed watching all sporting events. Bill was athletic director of the Warminster Spartans Youth Wrestling organization. He was a season ticket holder for the Philadelphia Eagles since 1971.

            Bill was the devoted father of Mary and Leroy Gutierrez of Westminster, Colo., the late William and Christa Manke of Hazelton, Pa., Patricia and Richard Grandfield of Warminster, Valerie and Arthur Ehlo of Plumstead, Victoria and James Salamon of Ambler, Richard and Karen Casella of Warminster, Robert and Lisa Mahan of Warminster, and the late Michael Thomas. Bill was the brother of Valeria Rasinen (Donald) of Tarpon Springs, Fla. He also is survived by 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

            Relatives and friends may call at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, at St. John Bosco Church, 235 E. County Line Road, Hatboro, where his funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Interment will be in St. John Neumann Cemetery, Warrington Township.

            In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the William J. Alford Athletic Scholarship at William Tennent High School. Checks may be made out to “CSD Clearing Fund” notation on check “WJ Alford Scholarship,” 333 Centennial Road, Warminster, PA 18974.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William J. Alford (SS# issued in PA) was born 14 March 1952, last residence Hatfield, Montgomery Co., PA.

 

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WILLIAM LEE ALFORD

 

DAILY NOTES

Canonsburg, Washington Co., PA—Monday, 23 October 1961

 

            William Lee Alford, 61, of 312 Elm St., died Oct. 20, 1961, at 3:30 p.m., in his home following a lingering illness.

            He was born Oct. 25, 1899, in High Point, N.C., and was the son the late Thomas and Alice A. Rush Alford.

            Survivors include two brothers, Roy, Pittsburgh, and Eugene, High Point, N.C.

            Friends are being received at the William E. Speakman Funeral Home, Houston, where services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, in charge of the Rev. W.A. Mason. Burial will be in Chartiers Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            William is listed as white on his death certificate.

            In 1900, High Point, Guilford Co., NC, Thomas Alford, his wife Alice, and their 3 sons, including William age 7/12 born Oct 1899, are black.

            In 1910, High Point, Guilford Co., NC, he, his siblings, and his mother Alice are mulatto. His father Thomas is black.

 

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WILLIAM MANSFIELD HALFORD

 

Philly.com

Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co., PA—Tuesday, 7 October 2014

 

            Halford, William Mansfield “Bill”, of Valley Forge, died Oct. 3, 2014.

            He is survived by his wife, Esther (née Strunk); 4 daughters, Cynthia Lyons (Page), Sandra Haynes (Michael), Susan Halford, Lynda Halford; sister, Cynthia McLaughlin; 6 grandchildren Cynthia, Shanin, Derek, Alexandra, Gregory and Leah; and 2 great-grand-daughters, Lauren and Emily.

            He was preceded in death by his grandson Andrew.

            Bill loved fishing in Canada, golf, cards with his poker buddies at Phoenixville CC, his dogs, and life on Valley Forge Mountain.

            Relatives and friends are invited to attend his memorial service Thurs., Oct. 9, 2014, 11 A.M. at Washington Memorial Chapel in Valley Forge National Park.

            In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Main Line Animal Rescue, P.O. Box 89, Chester Springs, Pa. 19425 or www.MLAR.org.

 

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

 

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WILLIAM NED ALLFORD

 

Senior photo from Caravan, West Pittston High School 1953 yearbook

 

EVENING TIMES

Sayre, Bradford Co., PA—11 May 2002

 

            William “Bill” Allford, 67, of Milan, passed away peacefully Friday morning, May 10, 2002, at home with his family after a brave and stubborn battle with cancer.

            Bill was born on Oct. 26, 1934, in Pittston. He was the son of the late William P. and Ruth Evans Allford.

            Bill graduated from West Pittston High School. He graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College in 1957 and Ithaca College in 1967.

            He was a member of the Milan Methodist Church.

            Bill taught music at the Athens Area High School for 36 years. He was the director of the Athens Bulldogs Marching Band for over 20 years. He was proud of every one of his marching bands. He also taught elementary music, junior and senior high instrumental lessons, the high school chorus and orchestra.

            He, Bob Rogers and John Swank taught an innovative class—Art, Music and Western Man—in the 1960s. He, with Paul Weaver and John Swank, directed the musical, “Annie Get Your Gun.”

            Bill was a member of Pennsylvania State Educators Association and the Sayre-Athens Lions Club. He was also a former member of the Penn-York Opportunity Board, the Kirby Band, the Red Cross drivers.

            He was also a driver for the Endless Mountains Transit Authority.

            Bill enjoyed his grandchildren, music, hunting, and fishing with friends. He also enjoyed traveling with his wife.

            He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Wanda Smith Allford, formerly of Millerton, at home; daughter and son-in-law, Lori Sue and Wayne T. Anderson, of Milan; son and daughter-in-law, W. John and Holly Y. Allford; and three wonderful grandchildren, Caleb and Mickala Anderson and Hannah Allford.

            Friends may call from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Lowery Funeral Home, Athens. Memorial Services will follow at the funeral home, with his pastor, the Rev. Jason Guillame, officiating.

            Burial will be at the convenience of the family.

            Memorials may be directed to the Milan Methodist Church, U.S. Route 220, Milan, Pa. 18831 or Guthrie Hospice, which was of great service and comfort to the family, RR 1 Box 154, Towanda, Pa. 18848 or the charity of one’s choice.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of William N. Allford (SS# issued in PA), last residence Milan, Bradford Co., PA.

            From SSACI: William Ned Allford was born 26 Oct 1934, son of William P. Allford and Ruth E. Allford.

            His ALLFORD lineage, from Ancestry family trees: William Ned 1934 PA1, William Pointon 1903 PA2, Joseph H. 1869 PA3, Samuel 1807 England4, Samuel 1782 England5, Thomas 1762 England6.

 

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WILLIAM P. ALLFORD

 

TIMES-LEADER, THE EVENING NEWS

Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne Co., PA—Monday, 9 March 1970

 

            William P. Allford, 10 Washington St., West Pittston, died this morning at 3:55 in Pittston Hospital. He was stricken with an apparent heart attack yesterday afternoon at his home and was admitted to the hospital at :40.

            Member of a prominent Pittston family, he was born November 26, 1902, in the Welsh Hill section of that city. He was a son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Jones Allford. Educated in Pittston Schools, he resided in West Pittston the last 42 years. Prior to his retirement in November, 1907, Mr. Allford was employed as a machinist at Stanton Plant, Pennsylvania Power and Light Company, Harding.

            Mr. Allford was a member of the United Church of Christ, West Pittston; Eagle Hose Company No. 1, Pittston, and Local 215, Stanton Utilities Workers Union

            Surviving are his wife, the former Ruth Evans; a son, William N. Allford, Athens, Pa., member of Athens Area Joint School faculty; two grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Maude Armstrong McCutcheon, N.J.; Mrs. Hazel Huffsmith, West Pittston; Mrs. Fred Hawk, Ashley, and Mrs. Ruth Griffin, Pittston.

            The funeral will be held from the Harold E. Howell Funeral Home, 509 Wyoming Ave., West Pittston, on Wednesday after noon at 2…. Interment will be in Pittston Cemetery….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (March 1970) dates of William Allford (SS# issued in PA), last residence Pittston, Luzerne Co., PA.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Joseph H. Allford and Elizabeth Jones Allford; and siblings Anna Lillian Allford, Elizabeth M. Allford Havard, Ethel Allford, Hazel Allford Evans Huffsmith, and Ruth E. Allford Griffin in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his sisters Harriet Allford Hart and Maude Allford Armstrong in New Jersey Obituaries.

            His ALLFORD lineage: William P. 1902 PA1, Joseph H. 1869 PA2, Samuel 1807 England3, Samuel 1782 England4, Thomas 1762 England5.

 

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WILLIAM RAY ALVORD, JR.

 

SHAMOKIN NEWS-DISPATCH

Shamokin, Northumberland Co., PA—Monday, 28 November 1938

 

COMPLICATION IS FATAL FOR YOUTH

WILLIAM ALVORD, 20, DIES SUDDENLY IN GEISINGER HOSPITAL

 

            William Alvord, 20, of 502 South Pearl Street, died Saturday evening at 10:15 in Geisinger Memorial Hospital, Danville [Montour Co.], of a complication.

            The youth became seriously ill 10 days ago. Prior to that time he never complained of ill health. He was admitted to Shamokin Hospital Friday, and the following day was taken to Geisinger Hospital.

            Born in Hegins, a son of William and Maude (Herb) Alvord, he spent his early life there and later moved to Shamokin, where he attended the local schools. He was a member of First Baptist Church.

            Surviving are his parents and the following brothers and sisters: Robert, Fayne, Harold, Dorothy, Betty, Twila Marie and Iris.

            The funeral will be Wednesday morning at 9:30 from the home Burial will be in Hegins [Schuylkill Co.].

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his father, William Ray Alvord Sr.; and siblings Fayne Lewis Alvord, Iris Jo-Ann Alvord Kennedy, and Robert Thomas Alvord Sr. in this compilation.

            His probable ALVORD lineage: William Ray 1918 PA1, William Ray 1889 PA2, George W. ALLVORD 1851 PA3.

 

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WILLIAM RAY ALVORD, SR.

 

[He died in Georgia, but we are also including his obituary here because he lived in Pennsylvania.]

 

THE NEWS-ITEM

Shamokin, Northumberland Co., PA—Thursday, 20 June 1974

 

CAMP HILL—William R. Alvord Sr., 85, 1097 Oyster-Mill Road, died Tuesday in the Houston County Hospital, Warner- Robins, GA.

            Survivors include, two sons, Fayne L., of Honey Brook, and Harold F., of Harrisburg; four daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Hlavaty, Warner-Robins, Ga.; Mrs. Betty Schlegel, of Cleona; Mrs. Twilia Wilson, of Seymour, Conn. And Mrs. Iris Kennedy, of Camp Hill, and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

            Arrangements are under directions of the Richardson Funeral Home, Enola.

            Funeral services will be held in the Richardson Funeral Home, 29 S. Enola Drive, Enola [Cumberland Co.], Saturday at 10:00 am. Burial will be in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The Rev. Richard F. Shover, pastor of the Church of God, Camp Hill, will officiate.

 

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Photo from Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, Harrisburg, Dauphin Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Joanne Gross Vaughn

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William Alvord (SS# issued in PA) was born 17 Apr 1889 and died _____ June 1974, last residence Camp Hill, Cumberland Co., PA.

            See the obituaries of his children Fayne Lewis Alvord, Iris Jo-Ann Alvord Kennedy, Robert Thomas Alvord Sr., and William Ray Alvord Jr. in this compilation.

            From Georgia, Death Index, 1919–1998 (Ancestry): William R. Alvord, age 85, died 18 June 1974 in Houston Co., GA. His county of residence was Towns.

            On William Ray Alvord’s 1942 WWII Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is age 53, unemployed, residing in Shamokin, Northumberland Co., PA, born 17 Apr 1889 in Doutyville [?], PA.

            In 1940 William is in Coal, Northumberland Co., PA: William, watchman age 50; his wife Maude 43; children: Robert 19, Fayne 15, Dorothy 13, Betty 11, Harold 9, Twilla Maria 6, and Iris 1; and a lodger. All were born in PA.

            He is probably the son of George W. Allvord, but the 1910 census is the last record where William is found with his last name spelled Allvord. In 1910 William Allvord, age 20, and his father George Allvord, 58, are living with the family of William’s sister Carrie Klinger 31, in Mount Carmel, Northumberland Co., PA. Beginning with his WWI Draft Registration Card, William consistently spells his name Alvord, but none of his Alvord records name his parents.

            His probable ALVORD lineage: William Ray 1889 PA1, George W. ALLVORD 1851 PA2.

 

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WILLIAM V. “JEFF” ALFORD

 

BEAVER COUNTY TIMES

Beaver, Beaver Co., PA—6 June 2011

 

            William V. Jeff Alford, went home to be with the Lord on June 4, 2011, surrounded by his family.

            He was born June 25, 1924 to the late Clifford and Mary Lee Alford. He worked in the Hot Finish Dept. of Babcock & Wilcox Steel Mill, and was a retiree of Bricklayers Union #7. He was a member of the Tabernacle Baptist Church, where he set thee cornerstone of the church. Also, a member of Brighton Pioneer Lodge #219, Progressive Lodge #10, American Legion Post 19 of New Brighton, and was a World War II veteran, which he was discharged as a Quarter Master Sergeant. Jeff was an avid sports fan. He loved shooting pool and keeping up with current events. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandkids.

            In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia Alford; a daughter, Joyce Pope; granddaughters, Tonya and Brandy Alford; one sister, Lelawill Googler, and two brothers, David and Thomas Alford.

Surviving are his sons, Clifford (Janice) Alford and Jeffrey (Terry) Alford, all of Beaver Falls; seven grandchildren, Joycelyn McBride, NY, Shelnita (James) Carter, Nichole Alford, VA, Roberta Pope, Danielle (Willy) Smith, VA, Angela Alford and Clifford Alford, Jr; greatgrandchildren, Shakier Carter, Nia Clasablanca, Paige Davis, Joshua and Jeremy Carter and Jiana Smith; one great-great granddaughter, Anisa Alford; three sisters, Arnelle Bryant, Stella McMillion and Delores White; one brother, Linwood Alford; one sister-in-law, Sandra Alford; one surviving aunt, Ella Richardson; a special friend, Eileen Lott George; a special nephew, Franklin McMillion, and a host of nieces and nephews.

            The family would like to thank Mother of Theresa Hospice for all their loving care.

            Visitation will be held Tuesday from 5 to 9 p.m. in the Tabernacle Church, Beaver Falls, where a service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. by the Reverend Dwight Banks. Interment will take place in Sylvania Hills Mausoleum.

            Arrangements have been entrusted to the Leavell Funeral Home, George T. Wise, Funeral Director-Supervisor, 721 Seventh St., Beaver Falls.

 

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

            See the obituaries of his siblings Thomas D. “T.C.” Alford and Lelawill T. Alford Coogler in this compilation.

 

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WILLIE ALFORD

 

MORNING CALL

Allentown, Lehigh Co., PA—Tuesday, 1 May 1990

 

            Willie Alford, 92, of 504E James St., Easton, died Friday [April 27] in Easton Hospital.

            Born in Cuthbert [Randolph Co.], Ga., she was a member of Pine Grove Baptist Church, Cuthbert.

            Survivors: Sons, Willie C., Emmitt, James C., Jimmy, Clarence and Ovie Lee Grady, all of Easton; daughter, Katie Mae Gainer of Easton; 45 grandchildren, 93 great-grandchildren and 35 great-great-grandchildren.

            She was predeceased by a son, John Henry Holmes.

            Services: 11 a.m. Thursday, Union A.M.E. Church, Easton. Call 10-11 a.m. Thursday in church. Arrangements, Strunk Funeral Home, Berwick and Reynolds streets, Easton.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her sons Clarence Alford Sr., Emmett Alford Jr., James C. Alford, James “Lank” Alford, and Willie C. Alford in this compilation.

            In 1940, Willie Alford, age 41 widow, is in Springvale, Randolph Co., GA, with her children: Willie C. 18, Nellie Mae 16, Emmett 14, J.C. 11, James 6, Clarence 4, and Obie L. 1. This is an African-American family. All were born in GA, and they lived in the same house in 1935. Next door is John H. Alford 22, and his wife Flossie L. 18.

            In 1930, the family is still in Springvale: Emmett Alford, age 28; his wife Willie 25; and children Henry 12, Katie M. 10, Willie C. 7, Nellie M. 5, Emmett 3, and John C. 2. All and their parents were born in GA. Emmett was age 16 at first marriage, and Willie was 13.

            On Emmett Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry), he is living in Cuthbert, Randolph Co., GA, age 20, born 30 Sept 1898. His nearest relative is Kade Alford in Cuthbert. He signed his name with an X and is a Negro.

            In 1910, Emmett Alford, age 13, is living in Randolph Co., GA, with his parents, Cade Alford, 39, and Mary J. Alford, 32; and 6 siblings: Arthur 16, Mattie 11, Annie W. 8, Eula B. 7, Carrie B. 3, and Isaac 4/12. All were born in GA. Cade and Mary were married 16 years, and Mary had 7 children, 7 living.

            In 1900, the family is still in Randolph Co.: Kade Alford, 29 born Sept 1870; his wife Mary J. 28 born May 1872; and children, Arthur 8 born Sept 1891, Emmett 6 born Sept 1893, and Mattie May 4 born Sept 1895. Kade and Mary were married 8 years, and Mary had 3 children, 3 living. All were born in GA.

            In 1880, Kade Alford, age 10, is living in Randolph Co., GA, with his parents, Dick Alford 43, and Deuley Alford 32, and 5 siblings: Bettie 17, Derry 16, Anderson 14, Mary Ann 12, and Sallie 2.

            In 1870, the family is still in Randolph Co.: Richard Alford 31, Dilly Alford 22, and children: Betsey 7, David 4, Anderson 2, and Mary 1.

            Her husband’s lineage: Emmett 1893/1898 GA1, Cade 1870 GA2, Richard 1839 GA3.

 

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WILLIE C. ALFORD

 

Photo from gravestone

 

THE EXPRESS-TIMES

Easton, Northampton Co., PA—Sunday, 9 May 1999

 

            Willie C. Alford, 77, of Easton, died Wednesday, May 5, in Easton Hospital.

            He was retired from Taylor Wharton Co. in High Bridge, N.J.

            Born Aug. 25, 1921, in Cuthbert [Randolph Co.], Ga., he was a son of the late Emmett and Willie Alford.

            He was an Army veteran of World War II.

            His wife, Lillie, died earlier.

            He is survived by nine daughters, Dorothy Kelley, Olivia Greenfield, Gladys Harris, Diane, Connie and Cassandra, all of Easton, Judy Kelley and Yolanda Atwood, both of Bethlehem; and Marjorie Allen of Cuthbert, Ga.; four brothers, Emmett Alford, Clarence Alford, Ovalee Grady and James Alford, all of Easton; 26 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

            A son, Willie, died earlier.

            Services will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in Shiloh Baptist Church, 201 Brother Thomas Bright Ave., Easton. Call noon Tuesday to time of services in the church.

            Burial will be in Hay’s Cemetery in Easton. The Jesse Johnson Funeral Home, 426 Hanover Ave., Allentown, is in charge of arrangements.

 

Photos from Hays Cemetery, Easton, Northampton Co., PA—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Richard Hrazanek (under the Creative Commons Attribution License cc-by-2.5)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Willie C. Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 25 Aug 1921, last residence Easton, Northampton Co., PA.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Lillie Mae Grays Alford; mother, Willie Alford; and brothers Clarence Alford Sr., Emmett Alford Jr., James C. Alford, and James “Lank” Alford in this compilation.

            His lineage: Willie C. 1921 GA1, Emmett 1893/1898 GA2, Cade 1870 GA3, Richard 1839 GA4.

 

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WILLIS DEWEES ALFORD

 

NEW CASTLE NEWS

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—Tuesday, 31 March 1925

 

            Willis D. Alford, aged 51, 1410 Highland avenue, a well known Pennsylvania Railroad yardmaster, died at noon today at his home of complications which followed a stroke suffered several weeks ago….

            He is survived by his wife.

            The funeral announcement will be made later.

 

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NEW CASTLE NEWS

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—Wednesday, 1 April 1925

 

ALFORD FUNERAL ON THURSDAY

 

            Funeral services of the late Willis Dewees Alford will he held from the residence, 1410 Highland avenue, on Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock, with Rev. George Landis of the First Baptist church, assisted by Rev. H.J. Whalen of the First Baptist church of Greensburg, officiating.

            The passing away of Mr. Alford is a distinct loss to his countless friends and associates in New Castle. All recall his generous acts, kindly deeds of loyalty and true friendship.

            He was born in Wurtemburg [Lawrence Co.] on June 20, 1873, the son of John and Lucinda Alford, and was 52 years of age. The early part of his life was spent in Ellwood City [Lawrence Co.] where he held a responsible position until later coming to New Castle. For 27 years he has enjoyed the confidence of the officials of the Pennsylvania railroad as yardmaster.

            Twenty years ago, on Feb. 18, Mr. Alford was united in marriage to Miss Nannie M. McBride, who survives him.

            Universally known and recognized in the order of the Knights of Malta he was active in the College of Ancients, past commander of 491 and past deputy grand commander of Western Pennsylvania. He was also an active and prominent member of the Knights of Pythias and did much for the interest of the organization…..

 

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NEW CASTLE NEWS

New Castle, Lawrence Co., PA—Friday, 3 April 1925

 

            Funeral services for the late Willis D. Alford were conducted Thursday afternoon at two o’clock from his residence, 1410 Highland avenue and were largely attended. Sympathy was expressed by the many beautiful floral tributes…. Interment was made in Oak Park Cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: From PA Marriages: Wilis D. Alford married Nannie M. McBride on 18 Feb 1905 in Lawrence Co., PA.

 

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WILMA J. ALFORD COLE

 

OBSERVER-REPORTER

Washington, Washington Co., PA—20 September 2005

 

            Wilma J. Alford Cole, 69, of Canonsburg, died Sunday, September 18, 2005, in Donnell House, Washington.

            She was born March 4, 1936, in Strabane, a daughter of Efriam and Dorothy Knapper Alford.

            Mrs. Cole was lifelong resident of Canonsburg, where she was a member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church.

            Surviving are four sons, John Knapper and James Cole, both of Canonsburg, Charles Cole of Fairmont, W.Va., and Lester Cole of Steubenville, Ohio; two daughters, Joyce Cole and Eva Bozick and husband Ron, all of Canonsburg; three sisters, Marie Walker of Houston, Velma Barber of Pittsburgh and Linda Ogden of Bristol; 15 grandchildren; and two aunts, Velma Diggs Henderson of Pittsburgh and Nan Walker of Houston.

            Deceased are a sister, Juanita Burns; and an aunt, Barbara Knapper.

            Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday in Sollon Funeral Home Ltd., 30 East College Street, Canonsburg, J. David Sollon, supervisor, and 10 until 11 a.m., the time of service, Thursday, September 22, in Mt. Olive Baptist Church, with the Rev. Lance B. Whitlock, pastor, officiating. Burial will be in Oak Spring Cemetery, Canonsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to Donnell House, 10 Leet Street, Washington, PA 15301. Please leave condolences and additional information is available at www.sollon.com.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Wilma J. Cole (SS# issued in PA), last residence Canonsburg, Washington Co., PA.

 




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