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RHODE ISLAND OBITUARIES OF ALFORDS

AND SPELLING VARIATIONS

 

 

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

 

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

 

The Alford American Family Association (AAFA) has often added notes for each obituary, including Social Security Death Index (SSDI) data, relationship of the deceased to other Alfords, and lineages. Extensive research notes are not always included in the interest of making the obituaries available online. We will add to AAFA NOTES as time permits.

 

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

 

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

 

Date posted: 1 JUNE 2015

 

 

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BERTHA ALVORD

 

PAWTUCKET TIMES

Pawtucket, Providence Co., RI—Saturday, 22 June 1901

 

Bertha Alvord

 

            The death of Bertha, the eight-year-old daughter of William W. and Annie M. Alvard [sic], occurred this morning at the residence of the parents, 222 Kenyon avenue. The child had been ill for some time and the parents have the sympathy of a large circle of relatives and friends in their bereavement.

 

In another article:

 

PAWTUCKET TIMES

Pawtucket, Providence Co., RI—Monday, 24 June 1901

 

            This afternoon at 2 o’clock the funeral of Bertha Alvord, the 8-year-old daughter of William W. and Annie M. Alvord, took place from the home of the parents at 222 Kenyon avenue. The child died on Saturday [June 22]. There was a large attendance and the remains, following the service, were buried at Oak Grove cemetery.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her sister Edith Alvord in this compilation.

            On the 1900 census in Pawtucket, Providence Co., RI, Bertha is age 7, born Jan 1893 in MA.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, The Alvord Family in America.

            Her ALVORD lineage: Bertha 1893 MA1, William Watson 1853 CT2, Ashbel 1780 CT3, 1754 CT4, Seth 1714 CT5, Thomas 1683 CT6, Thomas 1653 CT7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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CALEB MATTOON ALVORD

 

DAILY NEWS

Newport, Newport Co., RI—Wednesday, 8 January 1873

 

            The Rev. Caleb Alvord, of East Greenwich [Kent Co.], died at his residence, of heart disease, Monday morning [January 6].

            Mr. Alvord had been for many years connected with the Seminary, as Principal of the Commercial Department. The Providence Bulletin says he was very successful as a teacher and very highly esteemed as a citizen. He had served in town offices, and several years represented the town in the State Senate.

            Active in all moral and religious enterprises for the good of the people, few citizens would be more generally lamented. His loss is a peculiarly severe affliction to the Seminary at the present time.

 

AAFA NOTES: From Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Easthampton (Ancestry.com): Caleb Mattoon Alvord was b. 3 May 1815, son of Caleb Alvord and Naomi Bodman.

            From Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, Easthampton (Ancestry.com): Caleb Mattoon Alvord, age 33 of Easthampton, son of Caleb Alvord and Naomi Bodman, married Anne Wheelock Davis of NH, daughter of William Davis and Sophia Clapp, on 17 May 1848 in Brattleboro, Middlesex Co., MA.

            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. 247:

 

 

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, The Alvord Family in America.

            His ALVORD lineage: Caleb Mattoon 1815 MA1, Caleb 1772 MA2, Zebadiah 1724 MA3, John 1696 MA4, Jonathan 1669 MA5, Alexander 1627 England6, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England7.

 

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EDITH ALVORD

 

PAWTUCKET TIMES

Pawtucket, Providence Co., RI—Monday, 15 April 1901

 

            In this city, April 13, Edith, daughter of William W. and Annie M. Alvord, aged 14 years. Notice of funeral later.

 

In another article:

 

PAWTUCKET TIMES

Pawtucket, Providence Co., RI—Wednesday, 17 April 1901

 

            The funeral of Edith Alvord, the l4-year-old daughter of William W. and Annie M. Alvord, was solemnized this afternoon from the residence of her parents, 222 Kenyon avenue. There was a large attendance of friends and relatives and the service was conducted by the Rev. Mr. Roberts. Burial was in Oak Grove Cemetery. There were numerous floral offerings.

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her sister Bertha Alvord in this compilation.

            On the 1900 census in Pawtucket, Providence Co., RI, Edith is age 13, born Dec 1886 in RI.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, The Alvord Family in America.

            Her ALVORD lineage: Edith 1886 RI1, William Watson 1853 CT2, Ashbel 1780 CT3, 1754 CT4, Seth 1714 CT5, Thomas 1683 CT6, Thomas 1653 CT7, Alexander 1627 England8, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England9.

 

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ELIZABETH A. LEITCH HALFORD

 

PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

Providence, Providence Co., RI—Thursday, 17 May 1984

 

            Elizabeth A. Halford, 98, of 70 Honeysuckle Rd., the widow of Ralph Halford, died Tuesday.

            Born in Edinburgh, Scotland, a daughter of the late John and Elizabeth (Douglas) Leitch, she had lived in Warwick 20 years. She previously lived many years in Winthrop, Mass.

            She leaves a daughter, Madeline Crocker, with whom she lived; 6 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren.

            Her funeral service will be held tomorrow at 11 a.m. in the Jones-Walton-Sheridan Home, 1895 Broad St., Cranston. Burial will be private.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elizabeth Halford (SS# issued in MA) was born 21 Dec 1885 and died _____ May 1984, last residence Warwick, Kent Co., RI.

            See the obituary of her daughter Madaline L. “Tootie” Halford Crocker in this compilation.

 

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ELIZABETH MARY ALFORD RUNDIN

 

PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

Providence, Providence Co., RI—Saturday, 14 November 1998

 

            Elizabeth M. Rundin, 77, of Robert St. (Pawtucket, RI), a teller at the former Industrial National Bank before retiring, died Thursday [November 12] in Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island. She was the wife of John A Rundin Jr.

            Born in Providence (RI), she was a daughter of the late Eli and Helena (Saxton) Alford. She had lived in Lincoln (RI) before moving to Pawtucket more than 35 years ago.

            Mrs Rundin was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church of Lincoln.

            Besides her husband, she leaves a daughter, Lucinda Albuquerque, and a son, John A Rundin III, both of Pawtucket; and two grandchildren.

            Mrs Rundin was the mother of the late Candace A Rundin.

            The funeral service will be held Monday at noon at Bellows Funeral Chapel, 160 River Road, Lincoln. Burial will be in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Elizabeth A. Rundin (SS# issued in RI) was born 2 Jan 1921.

            See the obituary of her mother, Helena A. Saxton Alford, in this compilation.

            Elizabeth is listed with her parents on the 1930 census in Pawtucket, Providence Co., RI, dwelling #71: Eli Alfred, bookkeeper at cotton mill, age 34 b. England (both parents b. England); his wife Helena 31 b. CT (parents b. MA and Canada); and daughter Mary E. 9 b. RI. Eli was age 24 at first marriage and Helena was 21. Eli immigrated in 1896 (about the year he was born) and was naturalized.

            New York Passenger Lists 1820–1957 (Ancestry.com), show Eli Alford’s family arriving on the Teutonic from Liverpool on 29 Oct 1896, intending permanent residence in Providence, RI:

 

Mary Anne Alford      58        housekeeper    Seedley, England

Eli Alford        26        compositor      Bolton, England

Mrs. Alford     27        wife     Bolton, England

Cecilia Alford 3          child    Bolton, England

Eli Alford        1          infant   Bolton, England

 

            On Eli Alford Jr.’s 1917 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 21, a single clerk for the Providence Telephone Company. He says he was born 3 Sept 1895 in Salford, England. He is tall with light blue eyes and light brown hair.

            England & Wales Birth Index: 1837–1983 (Ancestry.com) shows Eli Alford’s birth registered in Jul-Aug-Sep 1895 in Salford, Greater Manchester, Lancashire.

            SSDI records show that Eli Alford (SS# issued in RI) died _____ August 1975. His last residence was Lincoln, Providence Co., RI.

            Eli’s parents are listed on the 1920 census in Pawtucket Ward 5, Providence Co., RI, dwelling #313: Eli Alford, newspaper compositor age 49; and his wife Mary E. 50. They were both born in England and immigrated 1896, naturalized 1904.

            In 1910 they are in Providence Ward 8, Providence Co., RI, family #293: Eli Alford, newspaper printer age 39; his wife Mary E. 40; and children Cecilia Ann 17 and Eli 14. All were born in England. Mary had 3 children, 2 living.

            On the 1891 England census (Ancestry.com), Eli and his family are lodging in Salford, Lancashire: Eliza [sic] Alford, apprentice printing compositor, age 20 born Manchester; Mary E. 21 born Manchester; and John 1 month born Salford. “Eliza” is listed as a female, but Eliza and Mary are listed as married. This is no doubt Eli based on his age and occupation.

            Also in Salford in 1891 are Eli’s parents: Thomas Alford, sawyer age 53 born Salford; his wife Mary Ann 51 born Manchester; and grandson Thomas Darlington 11 born Salford.

            Thomas and Mary Ann are listed on the 1881, 1871, and 1861 censuses in Lancashire.

            In 1851 Thomas is listed with his parents and siblings in Manchester, Lancashire: John Alford, age 39 born Dublin, Ireland; his wife Ellen 36 born Halifax, Yorkshire, England; and children, all born Salford: Thomas 13, Mary Ann 10, Joseph 7, Elizabeth 5.

            Elizabeth’s lineage: Elizabeth Mary 1921 RI1, Eli 1895 England2, Eli 1871 England3, Thomas 1838 England4, John 1812 Ireland5.

 

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FLORENCE MORTON ALFORD

 

PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

Providence, Providence Co., RI—Sunday, 14 March 1993

 

            Florence Alford, 104, of Danielson Pike died Friday [March 12] at the Waterman Heights Nursing Home, Smithfield [Providence Co.]. She was the widow of Frank Alford.

            Born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, a daughter of the late Arthur and Elizabeth A. (Kearsley) Morton, she lived in Scituate for 34 years. She previously lived in Newport.

            Mrs. Alford worked for the Juilliard Manufacturing Co., Olneyville, for 10 years before retiring in 1935. She was a member of the Daughters of St. George and the Order of the Eastern Star.

            She leaves two daughters, Helena M. Kershaw of Scituate, and Leah E. Durnan of Newport; 3 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and 13 great-great-grandchildren.

            The funeral service will be held tomorrow at 2 p.m. at the Anderson-Winfield Funeral Home, Route 44, Greenville Common, Greenville. Cremation will be at Blue Hills Crematory, Smithfield.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

            The Newport Daily News published an article about Frank and Florence Alford’s 50th wedding anniversary:

 

DAILY NEWS

Newport, Newport Co., RI—Monday, 15 July 1963

 

 

            Her husband’s lineage, from Ancestry family trees: Frank 1891 RI1, Rowland 1865 England2, George 1845 England3, Abel 1806 England4, Nathaniel 1773 England5, Christopher 1712 England6, Christopher 1685 England7, Christopher 1660 England8.

 

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FRANCES SEELY HARLOW ALFORD

Aunt of William Alford Heink, AAFA #0493

Great-Aunt of Karl Stanton Heink, AAFA #0458

 

PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

Providence, Providence Co., RI—Monday, 21 August 1995

 

MIDDLETOWN—Frances Seely Alford, 75, of 21 Sherwood Rd., a framer for Arnold’s Art Store, and a clerk for the Naval Federal Credit Union for several years before retiring, died Saturday [August 19] at home. She was the widow of William Taylor Alford.

            Born in Somerville, Mass., she was a daughter of the late Harold Clark Harlow and Mildred (Carpenter) Harlow.

            Mrs. Alford was a 1937 graduate of Rogers High School, Newport, and a 1941 graduate of the National Park Seminary. She was a member of the Newport Hospital Auxiliary, and worked in its gift shop. She was a member of the Newport Yacht Club. She was a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth.

            She leaves three daughters, Frances A. Leyenberger of Yardley, Pa., Adele A. Ayres of Portsmouth, Mildred A. Ward of Indiana, Pa., and two sons, Robert Nelson Alford of Marble Hill, Mo., and the Rev. William T. Alford of Jacksonville, Ark.; a sister, Sally H. Craig of Newport, and five grandchildren.

            The funeral will be held Wednesday at noon at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, East Main Road. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Churchyard.

FAG photo requested 6/1/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Frances H. Alford (SS# issued in RI) was born 14 June 1920, last residence Middletown, Newport Co., RI.

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

            Frances and her parents are buried in Saint Marys Episcopal Churchyard, Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI.

 

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GEORGE HENRY HALFORD

 

PAWTUCKET TIMES

Pawtucket, Providence Co., RI—5 October 1909

 

            In Providence, on the 4th inst., George H. Halford.

 

AAFA NOTES: Rhode Island Deaths, 1630–1930 (Ancestry.com), lists George H. Halford, died 4 Oct 1909, age 41, Richard and Bridget Halford named as kin.

            Rhode Island Births, 1636–1930 (Ancestry.com), lists George H. Halford, born 25 Apr 1868, the son of Richard and Bridget Halford.

            Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802–1950 (FamilySearch.org) lists George Henry Halford, born 1868, the son of Richard Halford and Bridget McGovern. His wife is listed as Cassie Elizabeth Halford.

 

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HELENA A. SAXTON ALFORD

 

PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

Providence, Providence Co., RI—Thursday, 12 March 1987

 

            Helena A. Alford, 88, of 52 Robert St. died Monday at Pawtucket Institute for Health Services. She was the widow of Eli Alford Jr.

            Born in New London, Conn., she was a daughter of the late William and Helena (Spargo) Saxton. Mrs. Alford had lived in Lincoln over 50 years, moving to Pawtucket in 1976.

            She was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church, Lincoln. Mrs. Alford was a charter member and past president of Saylesville Post, American Legion Auxiliary, Lincoln. She also was a member of Queen Esther Chapter No. 2, Order of Eastern Star, Pawtucket.

            She leaves a daughter, Elizabeth A. Rundin of Pawtucket; three grandchildren and a great-grandson.

            The funeral service will be private. Burial will be in Highland Memorial Park, Johnston.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Helena Alford (SS# issued in RI) was born 16 Aug 1898 and died _____ March 1987, last residence Pawtucket, Providence Co., RI.

            See the obituary of her daughter Elizabeth Mary Alford Rundin in this compilation. It includes additional genealogical notes.

            Her husband’s lineage: Eli 1895 England1, Eli 1871 England2, Thomas 1838 England3, John 1812 Ireland4.

 

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LEAH BRYANT ALFORD

 

PAWTUCKET TIMES

Pawtucket, Providence Co., RI—14 October 1905

 

            Alford—In Providence, the 13th inst., Leah, wife of George Alford, aged 60 years, 7 months, 6 days.

 

Photo from North Burial Ground, Providence, Providence Co., RI—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Jen Snoots

 

AAFA NOTES: Her birth date is 7 March 1845, calculated from her age at death.

            From several Ancestry family trees: George Alford was born in Wiltshire, England, the son of Abel Alford and Sarah Dyer. All of his Alford ancestors were born in Wiltshire.

            Her husband’s lineage: George 1845 England1, Abel 1803 England2, Nathaniel 1773 England3, Nathaniel 1746 England4, Christopher 1712 England5, Christopher 1685 England6, Christopher 1660 England7.

 

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MADALINE L. “TOOTIE” HALFORD CROCKER

 

PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

Providence, Providence Co., RI—Tuesday, 25 November 2003

 

            Madaline L. “Tootie” Crocker, 95, formerly of Honeysuckle Road [Warwick], a homemaker and an artist, died Sunday [Nov 23], at the Scandinavian Home, in Cranston.

            She was the wife of the late George C. Crocker. Born in Boston, a daughter of the late Ralph and Elizabeth (Leitch) Halford, she had lived in Warwick for 50 years.

            Mrs. Crocker leaves two daughters, Anne L. Mackie of Providence and Claire H. Wright of Narragansett; 13 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was the mother of the late June E. Grignon, and the sister of the late Douglas Halford.

            A memorial service will be held on Friday at noon in the Peter J. Barrett Funeral Home, 1328 Warwick Ave. Burial will be in the Pawtuxet Memorial Park.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Madaline Crocker (SS# issued in RI) was born 21 February 1908.

            See the obituary of her mother, Elizabeth A. Leitch Halford, in this compilation.

            Madaline is listed with her parents on the 1910 census in Winthrop, Suffolk Co, MA, family #453: Ralph B. Halford, optician age 27 born MA (parents born England and MA), married 2 years; his wife Elizabeth G. 24 born Scotland (parents born Scotland), 2 children, 2 living; children born MA: Madeline L. 2, and Douglas 8/12; and 5 lodgers.

            On Ralph Burton Alford’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 35, living in Winthrop, Suffolk Co., MA, married, working for Boston Optical Company. His nearest relative is his wife Elizabeth A. Halford. He was born 16 Nov 1882 and is medium height with blue eyes and brown hair.

            Ralph B. Halford, born in Cambridge, MA, and Elizabeth A. Leitch, born in Scotland, were married in Boston on 30 April 1907. Ralph’s parents were Isaac N. Halford and Lizzie G. Dunbar. Elizabeth’s parents were John Leitch and Elizabeth Douglas. (NewEnglandAncestors.org)

            Isaac N. Halford, confectioner age 27 of Boston, married Lizzie G. Dunbar, age 21 of Hingham, on 21 January 1874 in Hingham, Plymouth Co., MA. Isaac was born in Leicestershire, England, the son of William and Mary (Brewin) Halford. Lizzie was born in Hingham, the daughter of Martin D. and Ellen M. (Sprague) Dunbar.

            Isaac, age 5, is listed on the 1851 census in Ashby de la Zouch, Leicestershire, with his siblings and parents, William Halford, age 39, and Mary Halford, age 39, both born in Leicestershire.

            In 1861 he is in Leicestershire with uncle and aunt Isaac and Sarah Halford. He is age 15, a bakers apprentice.

            England & Wales Birth Index: 1837–1983 (Ancestry.com) shows Isaac Halford’s birth registered in Jul-Aug-Sep 1846 in Leicestershire.

            Madaline’s HALFORD lineage: Madaline L. 1908 MA1, Ralph Burton 1882 MA2, Isaac N. 1846 England3, William 1812 England4.

 

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MARJORIE E. BALLAM ALFORD

 

PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

Providence, Providence Co., RI—Saturday, 27 April 1991

 

            Marjorie E. Alford, 94, of 1021 Main St., a stenographer for Gorham Manu., Providence, for 15 years before retiring, died yesterday [April 26] at West View Nursing Home. She was the widow of George W. Alford.

            Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, a daughter of the late Richard G. and Marion (Flawn) Ballam, she lived in Coventry for 10 years before moving to West Warwick in 1987.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of the Clyde Towers Tenants Association and the Bahai Faith.

            She leaves a son, Norman G. Alford of Coventry; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

            The funeral services will be held Monday at 10 a.m. in Carpenter-Jenks Quaker Lane Chapel, 659 East Greenwich Ave. Burial will be in Quidnessett Memorial Cemetery, North Kingstown.

FAG photo requested 6/1/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Marjorie E. Alford (SS# issued in RI) was born 6 Aug 1896, last residence West Warwick, Kent Co., RI.

 

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MARY K. COOLIDGE ALFORD

 

PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

Providence, Providence Co., RI—Monday, 28 May 1990

 

            Mary K. Alford, 73, of 301 Cranston St., a practical nurse at several local nursing homes for ten years, died Friday [May 25] at St. Joseph Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of Norman G. Alford.

            Born in Bridgton, Maine, a daughter of the late Richard and Angie (Osgood) Coolidge, she lived in Warwick and Cranston before moving to Providence in 1977.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of The Church of the Epiphany, Providence, and an associate of the Sisterhood of the Holy Nativity.

            Besides her husband she leaves three daughters, Adell A. Burke of Cranston, Mary C. Savard of Narragansett, and Denise C. DiMascio of Henderson, Nev.; a son, George N. Alford of Charlestown, S.C.; a sister, Atley Nason of Ballard Vale, Mass., and seven grandchildren.

            A funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home, 131 Elmwood Ave. Burial will be in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Mary Alford (SS# issued in MA) was born 4 Feb 1917 and died _____ May 1990, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of her husband, Norman G. Alford, in this compilation. It includes a photo of their shared gravestone.

 

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NORMAN G. “PETE” ALFORD

 

PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

Providence, Providence Co., RI—Sunday, 2 January 2005

 

            Norman G. “Pete” Alford, 81, of Mulhearn Drive [Coventry], a retired bakery maintenance mechanic and supervisor, died yesterday [January 1] at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Providence.

            He was the husband of Lillian (Brooks) Arel, and the late Mary K. (Coolidge) Alford. Born in Warwick, a son of the late George W. and Marjorie E. (Ballam) Alford, he had lived in Coventry for 25 years, previously living in Cranston and Warwick.

            Mr. Alford worked for the Ward Baking Co. in Providence and for A&P Bakery before retiring in 1985.

            He was a Navy Veteran of World War II and a member of AMVETS Post 4.

            Mr. Alford was a lightweight boxer who fought under the name of “Pete Ford.” While in the Navy, he was a member of the Golden Gloves.

            He was an avid duckpin bowler.

            Besides his wife, he leaves a son, George N. Alford of Warwick; two daughters, Denise C. DiMascio of Henderson, Nev., and Adell A. Nakopinski of Providence; and eight grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He was the father of the late Mary C. Savard.

            The funeral service will be held Tuesday at 10 a.m. in Carpenter-Jenks Funeral Home, 659 East Greenwich Ave., West Warwick. Burial with military honors will be in Rhode Island Veterans Cemetery, Exeter.

 

Photo from Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter, Washington Co., RI—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Linda Allen

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Norman G. Alford (SS# issued in RI) was born 12 March 1923.

            See the obituary of his wife, Mary K. Coolidge Alford, in this compilation.

            Norman is listed on the 1930 census (April 22) with his parents in Warwick, Kent Co., RI, dwelling #667: George W. Alford [III], carpenter age 32 born RI (parents born England); his wife Marjorie E. 33 born Canada (parents born Canada); and son Norman G. 7 born RI. George was age 22 and Marjorie was 23 at first marriage.

            Norman’s father George [III] is also listed in 1930 (April 19) with his parents in Providence, Providence Co., RI, family #609: George Alford [II], marine engineer age 51 born England; his wife Susie 52 born England; son George W. [III] 32 born RI, married, electrical engineer, age 23 at first marriage; and son Clarence J. 21 born RI truck driver. George Sr. was age 18 at first marriage, and Susie was 19.

            Rhode Island Births, 1636–1930 (Ancestry.com), lists the birth of George W. Alford [III] on 11 September 1898, parents George and Susan Alford.

            George W. Alford [III] died 2 March 1974 [SSDI# issued in RI, last residence Leesburg, Lake Co., FL].

            In 1910 George’s [II] family is in Pawtucket Ward 4, Providence Co., RI, dwelling #43: George Alford [II], mill engineer age 32 born England (parents born England), married 13 years; his wife Susan 30 England (parents born England), 3 children, 3 living; and children, all born RI: George 12 [III], Lily 4, and Clarance 9/12. George Sr. immigrated in 1880 and was not naturalized; Susan immigrated in 1891.

            On George Alford Jr.’s [II] 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 39, an electrician living in Kent Co., RI. He was born 14 April 1879, names Susie Alford as his nearest relative, and is medium height with brown eyes and black hair.

            George’s father is listed as a boarder on the 1910 census in Providence Ward 3, Providence Co., RI, dwelling #121: George Alford [I], bank janitor age 65 born England (parents born England), widowed, immigrated in 1884.

            George Alford [I] died in Rhode Island on 7 March 1919, age 74. Abel Alford and Sarah Alford are named as “kin”—the 1861 England census shows that they are his parents. [Rhode Island Deaths, 1630–1930 (Ancestry.com)]

            In 1900 the family of George [I] is in Providence Ward 3, Providence Co., RI, dwelling #11: George Alfred, watchman age 55 born Feb 1845 in England, married 36 years; his wife Lea 55 born March 1845 in England, 9 children, 7 living; and daughters Martha 19 born Nov 1880 in England, and Minnie 15 born May 1885 in England. In the same dwelling is the family of their daughter Fannie born Apr 1875 in England, her husband Albert Long, and son Arthur. The Alfords all immigrated in 1885, and George [I] was naturalized.

            On the 1881 England census, this family is in Trowbridge, Wiltshire: George Alford [I], foreman at woolen mill, age 36; his wife Leah 36 woolen weaver; and children: Rowland 15, William 10, Fanny 6, Sarah 4, and George [II] 2. All were born in Wiltshire.

            Leah, age 40, and her children William 15, Fanny 10, Sarah 9, Martha 4, and Minnie 3/12 arrived in Boston from Liverpool on the Cephalonia on 7 September 1885. George Alford [II], age 6, is also on this ship but listed separately. [Boston Passenger Lists, 1820–1943 (Ancestry.com)]

            On the 1861 census in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, George [I] is listed with his parents: Abel Alford, age 58; his wife Sarah 58; daughter Emma 17; and son George 16. All were born in Wiltshire and all were wool cloth makers.

            Norman’s lineage: Norman G. 1923 RI1, George W. [III] 1898 RI2, George [II] 1879 England3, George [I] 1845 England4, Abel Alford 1803 England5.

 

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PAULINE L’ETOILE ALFORD

 

PROVIDENCE JOURNAL

Providence, Providence Co., RI—Sunday, 20 November 1994

 

LINCOLN—Pauline Alford, 84, of 17 Parkway, Manville, a winder for the former Owens Corning Fiberglass Co., Cumberland, before retiring in the early 1960s, died Thursday [November 17] at the Landmark Medical Center-Woonsocket Unit. She was the widow of William Alford.

            Born in Canada, a daughter of the late Auguste and Malvina (Grise) L’Etoile, she lived in Lincoln for the last 20 years.

            Mrs. Alford was a communicant of St. James Church, Manville, and a former member of the Golden Agers of Manville and Albion.

            She leaves two sisters, Theresa L’Etoile of Manville and Leonne Noury of Maine, and several nieces and nephews. She was the sister of the late Florence Rappe and Rhea Brunette.

            The funeral will be held tomorrow at 9 a.m. from the Roy Funeral Home, 1 Bouvier Ave., Manville, with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 in St. James Church, Division Street. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.

 

 

Photos from Saint James Cemetery, Lincoln, Providence Co., RI—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Mike Phillips

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Pauline Alford (SS# issued in RI) was born 21 Feb 1910, last residence Manville, Providence Co., RI.

 

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WILLIAM TAYLOR ALFORD

Uncle of William Alford Heink, AAFA #0493

Great-Uncle of Karl Stanton Heink, AAFA #0458

 

NEWPORT MERCURY

Newport, Newport Co., RI—Friday, 27 April 1973

 

CMDR. ALFORD DIES; WAS AT RAYTHEON

 

Wednesday, April 25

 

            Cmdr. William Taylor Alford, USN (ret), of 21 Sherwood Road, Middletown, a retired engineering administrator at the Raytheon Co. plant in Portsmouth, died this morning in the Naval Hospital. He retired from the Navy in March of 1960, after having served in both World War II and the Korean War. He was the first president of the Raytheon Management Association. In recent years, he had done substitute teaching in all three island school systems.

            Cmdr. Alford was a member of the naval Academy Alumni Aassociation, having been graduated from Annapolis in 1939. He was a member of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church in Portsmouth, the U.S. Power Boat Squadron, the Newport Yacht Club, and a life member of the National Rifle Association. He was active in both Little League and Babe Ruth baseball.

            Cmdr. Alford was born in South Wellfleet, Mass., a son of Cmdr. Thalbert Alford and Adele Taylor Alford.

            He leaves his wife, Mrs. Frances Harlow Alford; three daughters, Mrs. Mildred A. Ward of Magnolia, Mass., and Miss Adele T. Alford and Miss Frances H. Alford, of Middletown; two sons, Staff Sgt. William T. Alford Jr., USAF, of Abilene, Tex., and Robert N. Alford of Newport; and a sister, Mrs. Adele Al Heink of San Diego, Calif.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that William Alford (SS# issued in RI) was born 27 Dec 1915 and died _____ Apr 1973, last residence not listed.

            See the obituary of his wife, Frances Seely Harlow Alford, in this compilation. We included the obituaries of his father, Thalbert Nelson Alford, in District of Columbia Obituaries; and mother, Adele Ria Taylor Alford, and sister Adele Nelson Alford Heink in California Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Benedict Alford and Joan Newton.

            His lineage: William Taylor 1915 MA1, Thalbert Nelson 1887 TX2, Albert Nelson 1841 TX3, George G. 1793 NY4, George 1764 CT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.