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9/9/2015 Checked GenealogyBank for all Alfords 1970-2011 (12)

9/9/2015 Checked GenealogyBank for all Alfords 2012-2015 (4)

 

9/9/2015 Checked GenealogyBank for all Alvords (2)

9/9/2015 Checked GenealogyBank for all Allfords (0)

9/9/2015 Checked GenealogyBank for all Halfords (7)

 

11/20/2011 Got all historical Alford obits (9) from Genealogy Bank, all years

 

 

WISCONSIN OBITUARIES OF ALFORDS

AND SPELLING VARIATIONS

 

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Obituaries of AAFA members and their spouses are also included on the AAFA Member Memorials web page 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: 10 OCTOBER 2015

 

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The families of many of the subjects of these Wisconsin 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 Four)

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

 

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

 

 

 

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ADDIE L. BOWLBY ALVORD

 

HERALD TIMES REPORTER NEWS

Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., WI—Thursday, 4 October 1962

 

            Mrs. Addie Alvord, 76, of 1410 S. Ninth St., Manitowoc, died Thursday morning at Memorial Hospital, Manitowoc, where she had been a patient two weeks. Funeral services will be at 1:30 Saturday at Pfeffer Funeral Home Manitowoc, with the Rev. Armin C. Roekle officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen cemetery.

            She was born Addie Bowlby April 28, 1886 [sic], in Ohio, daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Louis Bowlby. She was married Jan. 3, 1912, to Guy Alvord. The family moved to Manitowoc in 1927.

            Her husband preceded her in death May 1, 1961.

            Among survivors are a son, Lloyd, and a daughter, Mrs. Berlin Schroeder, of Manitowoc; a brother, Homer, of Appleton; a sister, Mrs. Grace Kuenzli, of Novada, Ohio, and eight grandchildren.

            A daughter, Mrs. Florence Ruzek, preceded her in death in 1960….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Guy Eugene Alvord; and children Laura Alvord Ruzek Lloyd Eugene Alvord in this compilation.

 

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ALICE I. ALFORD

 

WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL

Madison, Dane Co., WI—Sunday, 11 April 1982

Included in AAFA ACTION, Spring 1996

 

MADISON—Miss Alice I. Alford, age 94, formerly of 1414 Whenona Drive died on Thursday, April 8, 1982, after an extended illness at a local nursing home.

            Born on August 7, 1887, in Madison, she was a life-long Madison resident. She attended the University of Wisconsin and received her letters in science degree in the early 1900’s. While attending the university she was a charter member of the Alpha Chi Omega Sorority and remained very active in it for most of her life. She was a member of Christ Presbyterian Church and of its Circle One. Her father, Frank Alford, was once mayor of Madison.

            Survivors are a sister, Marie Nielson of Madison; a niece, Virginia Valenza of Florida; and a nephew, George Miller of Atlanta, Georgia.

            Funeral services will be held on Monday, April 12, at 2 p.m. at the Fitch-Lawrence-San Fillippo Funeral Home at 6021 University Avenue with the Reverend T. Stewart Coffman of Christ Presbyterian Church officiating….

            Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.

FAG photo requested 9/9/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death (_____ April 1982) dates of Alice Alford (SS# issued in WI), last residence Madison, Dane Co., WI.

            See the obituary of her father, Frank Alford, in this compilation.

            Descendant Chris Jewett, great-grandson of Edmund Alford through his daughter Rose Alford Jewett, provided this information:

 

Alice’s uncle, not father, was Jabez “Jabe” Alford, the Mayor of Madison, WI, 1895-1896. He is listed in The Political Graveyard as Jabe Alford, burial location unknown. However, he is buried, as are most members of this family, in Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison.

 

            Alice’s lineage: Alice I. 1887 WI1, Frank 1861 WI2, Edmund 1820 England3.

 

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ALLISON “AL” ALFORD

 

Source unknown

Columbia Co., WI—_____ April 1992

 

            Al Alford, 65, of Poynette, died on Thursday, April 16, 1992, at Divine Savior Hospital in Portage [Columbia Co., WI].

            Funeral services were held on Monday, April 20, 1992, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Poynette.... Burial followed in Hillside Cemetery.

            Al Alford was born on January 29, 1927 in Amity [Clark Co.], Arkansas, the son of Forrest E. and Georgia P. (Smalling) Alford. Al was a businessman in Columbia County since 1970. He was also an officer for the Madison Police Department for 10 years. Al was married to the former Claudine H. Lincicum on August 13, 1949, as St. Bernard’s in Madison. He was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Poynette, and the Portage Country Club.

            Survivors include his wife, Claudine, Poynette; two sons, Scott (Sue) Alford, Poynette, and John (Sheila of Baraboo) Alford, Pardeeville; his parents, Forrest and Georgia Alford, Poynette; two brothers, Bill Alford, Sun Prairie, and Leon (Shirley) Alford, Poynette; six grandchildren, Niki, Jenny, Scotty II, Shauna, Angie, and Chad; nieces, nephews, other near relatives and many close friends.

            The Pflanz Funeral Home, Poynette, served the family.

 

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Photo from Hillside Cemetery, Poynette, Columbia Co., WI—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from Jeri – LM on bio page 11/10/2014 – again 9/9/2015

Taken by photographer Jeri

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of A. Alford (SS# issued in WI), last residence Pardeeville, Columbia Co., WI.

            See the obituary of his nephew Dean Michael Alford in this compilation. We included the obituary of his paternal grandfather, William Joseph “Gunge” Alford, in Arkansas Obituaries.

            This obituary and further information on this family is from An Arkansas Connection, the website of the late Morris Myers, AAFA #1065.

            Forrest Erie Alford (1905–1995) was the son of William Joseph “Gunge” Alford and Margaret Elizabeth Owens. He and his wife Georgia are also buried in Hillside Cemetery.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of Robert & Susanna Alford.

            His lineage: Allison 1927 AR1, Forrest Erie 1905 ??2, William Joseph 1865 AR3, Joseph David 1842 AR4, David Winston 1823 AL5, David 1785 VA6, Robert 1760 England7.

 

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ANTHONY P. “TONY” ALFORD

 

JOURNAL SENTINEL

Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI—Thursday, 28 October 1999

 

            Alford, Anthony “Tony” P., age 56 years, Oct. 26, 1999. Survived by five loving brothers: Douglas (Leona), Daniel (Richard), Richard (Annie), Joe Louis (Joyce) and Victor Alford; One sister, Gloria Samuels, of Minneapolis, MN, and a host of loving relatives and friends.

            Funeral Sat., 10 AM. Visitation Fri., 3 - 7 PM. (Family Hour 6–7 PM) at: Northwest Funeral Chapel O’Bee, Ford & Frazier 6630 W. Hampton Ave. 462-6020.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Anthony P. Alford (SS# issued in WI) was born 28 January 1943.

 

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AVA M. “DUBBIE” ALFORD

 

JOURNAL SENTINEL

Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI—18 October 2004

 

            Alford, Ava M. “Dubbie”—Age 48 years, October 13, 2004. Funeral Wednesday 1PM. In state Wednesday 12 Noon at: Northwest Funeral Chapel O’Bee, Ford & Frazier 6630 W. Hampton Ave. 462-6020.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ava Alford (SS# issued in WI) was born 28 Sept 1956.

            See the obituary of her son Shante D. Alford in this compilation.

 

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BERT CLARK ALFORD

Grandfather of Harvey Dale Alford, AAFA #0125

 

Source unknown

_____, WI—_____ October 1956

 

NEKOOSA [Wood Co., WI]—Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Church of the Nazarene for Bert C. Alford, 88, who died of a heart attack at 8:45 a.m. Tuesday [October 23] at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Sydney Fry, 255 Buehler Ave., with whom he had resided the past year and a half.

            .… Burial is to take place in Bay View Cemetery at Necedah.

            Mr. Alford was born at Waterman [DeKalb Co.], Ill., Oct. l5, 1868, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Alford. He married Emma Smith in Illinois and came to Necedah in 1900, operating a farm there until 1915. He then worked for the North Western Railroad for 22 years, retiring in 1937. Mrs. Alford died in 1943. Two daughters, one brother and one sister also preceded him in death.

            Surviving are two sons, Charles and Harry, Racine; three daughters, Mrs. Tony Gunderson, Racine; Mrs. Sidney Fry, Nekoosa, and Mrs. Mary Hoer, Milwaukee; one brother, Ben Waterman, Ill.; one sister, Mrs. William Gibbs, Vancouver, B.C.; 14 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren.

            Friends may pay their respects at the Feldner Funeral Home from 7 o’clock this evening until 11 a.m. Thursday and at the church from noon until time of services.

FAG photo requested 9/9/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Emma Blanche Smith Alford; his sons Charles Bryant Alford and Harry R. Alford; and his grandsons Gordon K. Alford and Harvey Dale Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Bert Clark 1868 IL1, Russell 1850 IL2, Clark Baker 1803 VT3, Ashley Owen 1770 VT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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CARLA JO CROSS DUNAWAY ALFORD

 

LA CROSSE TRIBUNE

Beloit, Rock Co., WI—Tuesday, 5 February 2013

 

            Carla Jo Alford, nee Cross, age 62, of Beloit, Wisconsin. She died Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at Beloit Memorial Hospital.

            Born in Hammond, Indiana on February 17, 1950, Carla was married to Roger Alford on August 5th, 1977; they enjoyed 39 wonderful years together. Carla worked as a Certified nurse’s Assistant for a private company for over 20 years. She enjoyed spending time with family and friends. She loved her cats Sterling and Max as if they were part of the family.

            Carla was the loving wife of Roger, sister of Micheline England (Don Meyer), mother of Barbara Dunaway, Otto (Roanne) Dunaway, Christina (Danny) Wooten, and Christopher Alford (Michelle Davis); cherished grandmother of Ashely, Brianna, Trenton, Jimmy, Mickayla, Zachary, Gavin, Brennan, Matthew, Issac and Benjamin; great-grandmother of Carter and was loved by many other family and friends.

            Remembrance service will be held on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 from 5 pm to 7pm at the Rosman,Uehling,Kinzer Funeral Home and Crematorium, 1125 Cranston Road, Beloit, Wisconsin.

            Please send online condolences to rukfuneralhome.com. [no photo]

 

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

            From an Ancestry family tree: her parents were Joseph Earl Cross and Blanche Wellington.

 

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CAROL M. ALFRED ROUSE

 

JOURNAL SENTINEL

Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI—Sunday, 3 August 2003

 

            Rouse, Carol M. (nee Alfred) went to join her husband Robert of 53 years on July 27, 2003 at the age of 71.

            Loving mother of Jon, Linda (Carter) Doering, James (Sandra) and Sandy (Tony) Romano. Grandmother of Joseph, Tracy, Jennifer, Heidi, Angela and Dominic. Great grandmother of P.J. and Halle. Will be truly missed by her dog, Tiki.

            Carol was truly thankful for all the support and help from her many friends. Family and friends will miss her wonderful sense of humor.

            Private services were held. Interment at Wisconsin Memorial Park. Schramka Herrick Funeral Home Menomonee Falls 262-251-0330.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Carol M. Rouse (SS# issued in WI) was born 12 September 1931.

 

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CAROLINE LOUISE MILBROOK HALFORD

 

WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL

Madison, Dane Co., WI—Saturday, 8 January 2005

 

MADISON—Caroline Louise Halford, age 83, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005, surrounded by her family.

            She was born on Feb. 14, 1921, in Madison, to Otto and Grace (Slater) Milbrook. Caroline graduated from Madison East High School in 1939. She married John F. Halford on Aug. 17, 1945, in Madison. Caroline worked for the Madison School District as a school lunch worker for 14 years, retiring in 1988. She was a member of the V.F.W. Post No. 7591 Auxiliary.

            Caroline is survived by three daughters, Pamela (Theodore) DeGroff of Stoughton, and Mary (Peter) Fuller and Patricia (Lee) Thomas, both of Edgerton; a son, John J. (Judy) Halford of Madison; four beloved grandchildren, Jennifer and Stephanie DeGroff (fiance Jon Simms), and Emma and Hannah Thomas; a great-granddaughter, Cassandra Grace DeGroff; and other relatives and friends.

            She was preceded in death by her husband, John, in 1990; her parents; and two sisters, Dorothy Seamonson and Ruth Jaeger.

            Funeral services will be held at Gunderson East Funeral Home, 5203 Monona Drive, at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 10, 2005.... Burial will be at Highland Memory Gardens....

            In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation....

 

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Photo from Highland Memory Gardens, Cottage Grove, Dane Co., WI—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Neil McCallum

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Caroline L. Halford (SS# issued in WI).

 

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CHARLES BRYANT ALFORD

Father of Harvey Dale Alford, AAFA #0125

 

JOURNAL TIMES

Racine, Racine Co., WI—Thursday, 21 October 1965

 

            Alford, Charles B., Necedah, Wis.—Age 68. Passed away Oct. 21, 1965 at his home in Necedah after a lengthy illness.

            Mr. Alford was born in Paw Paw, Ill. on March 28, 1897 and had resided in Racine from 1921 until his retirement from Massey-Ferguson, Inc. in March, 1962.

            Surviving are two sons, Harvey and Gordon Alford; one daughter, Mrs. Rudolph (Dorothy) Kopecky, all of Racine; one brother, Harry, of Racine; three sisters, Mrs. Laura Gunderson, Racine, Mrs. Mary Hoer, Milwaukee and Mrs. Helen Fry of Necedah, Wis.; five grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be held Saturday afternoon, Oct. 23, at Necedah, Wis.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Charles Alford (SS# issued in WI), death date listed as _____ Oct 1965.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Margaret Langendorf Alford; his sons Gordon K. Alford and Harvey Dale Alford; his parents, Bert Clark Alford and Emma Blanche Smith Alford, and his brother Harry R. Alford in this compilation.

            Thanks to Harvey’s wife, Betty Ann Barrett Alford, for sending these old obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Charles Bryant 1897 IL1, Bert Clark 1868 IL2, Russell 1850 IL3, Clark Baker 1803 VT4, Ashley Owen 1770 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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DEAN MICHAEL ALFORD

 

[Dean lived in IL, but he died in WI and had close ties there, so we are publishing his obituary here.]

 

WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL

Madison, Dane Co., WI—Sunday, 10 August 2008

 

Photo from Ryan Funeral Home

 

FREEPORT, ILL.—Dean Michael Alford, age 40, died on Friday, Aug. 8, 2008, at University Hospital in Madison. He was born on Aug. 23, 1967, the son of Leon and Shirley (Ferguson) Alford in Madison. Dean was united in marriage to Debra Kyler on Dec. 3, 1994, in Madison. He was an active member of Faith Community Church in Davis, Ill.

            Dean is survived by his wife, Debra Kyler-Alford; his parents, Leon and Shirley Alford; his grandmother, Dorothy Ferguson; his brothers, Richard (Dawn) Alford and Joseph Alford; a sister, Carrie (Daniel) Furseth; three nieces and two nephews; other relatives; and many friends.

            Dean was preceded in death by his grandmother and grandfather, Forrest and Georgia Alford; and grandfather, Gifford Ferguson.

            A celebration of Dean’s life will be held at Grace Baptist Church, 1801 Thompson Drive, Madison, on Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, at 11 a.m. with Pastor Bob Kolb officiating. A visitation will be held at the church on Monday, Aug. 11, 2008, from 10 a.m. until time of services.

            The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at University Hospital for the exceptional care given to Dean. Ryan Funeral Home and Cremation Services 6924 Lake Road Windsor/DeForest Chapel (608) 846-4250, www.ryanfuneralservice.com.

 

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

            See the obituary of his uncle Allison Alford in this compilation.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Descendants of Robert & Susanna Alford.

            His lineage: Dean Michael 1967 WI1, Leon ???? ??2, Forrest Erie 1905 ??3, William Joseph 1865 AR4, Joseph David 1844 AR5, David Winston 1823 AL6, David 1785 VA7, Robert 1760 England8.

 

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DOUGLAS WILLIAM ALFORD

 

JOURNAL SENTINEL

Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI—30 November 2011

 

            Alford, Douglas W. Age 79 years. November 24, 2011. Funeral services will be held on Friday 1PM. Visitation Friday 12 noon until time of services at Northwest Funeral Chapel Inc., 6630 W. Hampton Ave., Milwaukee.

 

In another article:

 

Northwest Funeral Chapel Inc.

Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI—_____ November 2011

 

Douglas William Alford

 

Born in Milwaukee, WI on Jun. 27, 1932

Departed on Nov. 24, 2011 and resided in Milwaukee, WI.

Visitation: Friday, Dec. 2, 2011

Service: Friday, Dec. 2, 2011

Cemetery: Graceland Cemetery

FAG photo requested 9/9/2015

 

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

 

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EDMUND G. ALFORD

 

EAU CLAIRE LEADER

Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI—Wednesday, 7 August 1912

 

MADISON, Wis.—Alice Mullen and Edmund Alford were killed and Frederick Waltzinger was fatally injured when an automobile struck a telegraph pole, as they were returning from the Delta Gamma Lode.

            All the victims were members of prominent families.

 

In another article:

 

EAU CLAIRE LEADER

Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI—Friday, 9 August 1912

 

MADISON, Wis., Aug. 7—Frederick Waltzinger, the driver of the automobile which skidded into a telephone pole Monday night, and resulted in the death of Miss Alice Mullen, 21, and Edmund Alford, 19, lies at the general hospital in a serious condition.

            Miss Mullen, a freshman at the university, and Alford, the son a of former mayor, Jabe Alford of Madison, and president of the state fish commission, were prominent socially, and at the time of the accident were returning from a dance at the Delta Gamma sorority house.

 

Photo from Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Dane Co., WI—www.findagrave.com

Waiting for permission from RavenHawk – LM on bio page 9/13/2015

Permission granted by the photographer,

 

AAFA NOTES: Edmund was the son of Jabez Alford and his first wife, Mary Goodrich, who died the year Edmund was born.

            His lineage: Edmund G. 1893 WI1, Jabez 1580 NY2, Edmund 1820 England3.

 

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EDNA R. SMALL ALFORD DUNN

 

LA CROSSE TRIBUNE

La Crosse, La Crosse Co., WI—Thursday, 11 October 2012

 

Edna R. (Alford) Dunn

 

            Edna was gathered by the angels to her eternal home on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2012.

            She was born to LeRoy and Beulah (Ball) Small on Oct. 15, 1926, in Indianapolis, Ind. The family later moved to La Crosse where Edna grew up and graduated from Central High School.

            Edna married John Alford on Sept. 25, 1945. Together they had five children. He preceded her in death on Jan. 10, 1955.

            Edna later married George Dunn who also preceded her in death.

            Edna lived for many years in Black River Falls, where she was employed at G’s Cafe and the 400 Club in Millston, Wis. She and her children attended the Methodist Church in Black River Falls. In 1969 Edna returned to her childhood home of La Crosse. She had been employed by the Garment Factory, La Crosse Footwear and by the Jeff and Elaine George family.

            Edna loved to travel in her younger years, but her true joy was found in her family. She was a loving, caring and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be dearly missed by her family.

            Edna is survived by four of her children, Tom (Betty) Alford of Onalaska, Sandy (Matt) Glander of Onalaska, Geoff (Anne) Alford of La Crosse, and Pam (Jerry) Baumgartner of La Crescent, Minn.; 21 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren; four sisters, Virginia (Dick) Hastings of Green Bay, Wis, Judy Ringler of Onalaska, WI, Marilyn (Al) Halvorsen of Barnes, Wis., and Cheryl (Jim) Drangstveit of Black River Falls; two brothers, Bob Small of Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., and Phil (Carrie) Small of La Crosse; along with many nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; a daughter, Linda (Taylor) Gilbertson of Black River Falls; two sisters, Martha Volatile of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Jeanette (Gilles) Papenfuss of La Crosse.

            Edna’s family would like to thank the staff at the Willows Assisted Living for the kind and loving care she received there for ten tears. They would also like to thank the staff of the Onalaska Care Center and Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare.

            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at the Faith and Life Center, Bethany Riverside Nursing Facility, 2575 S. Seventh St., La Crosse. Pastor Kimberly Jordan will officiate.

            Burial will follow in the Riverside Cemetery in Black River Falls. Friends and family may call from 10 a.m. until the time of service. The Schumacher -Kish Funeral Home of La Crosse is assisting the family.

FAG photo requested 9/9/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Edna R. Dunn (SS# issued in WI), last residence not listed.

 

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EMMA BLANCHE SMITH ALFORD

Grandmother of Harvey Dale Alford, AAFA #0125

 

NECEDAH REPUBLICAN

Necedah, Juneau Co., WI—Thursday, 9 December 1943

 

MRS. BERT ALFORD IS FATALLY BURNED FRIDAY

 

            The community was deeply shocked and saddened throughout last Friday [Dec 3], when it became known that Mrs. Bert Alford had been painfully burned as the result of kindling a fire in her home, using kerosene in the process, which caused an explosion which ignited her clothing and inflicted severe burns. She was rushed to the Mauston Hospital for treatment, but succumbed that afternoon, but a few hours from the time of the mishap.

            Emma Smith was born July 3, 1868, at Paw Paw [Lee Co.], Ill. She was united in marriage to Bert Alfort [sic] at Ottawa [LaSalle Co.], Ill., and they moved to this vicinity in 1900, continuing their residence here ever since.

            In Armenia township, where she first made her home, and in the village, where she has resided for a number of years, Mrs. Alford fulfilled an enviable position among neighbors and friends with her genial and kind disposition and faithfulness to all with whom she became associated. Devoted to her home and family ever concerned over the welfare and happiness of others she became endeared to a host of friends who mourn with the family in her sudden and tragic death.

            She was preceded in death by two daughters, Edna and Dora Mae Alford.

            Surviving are her husband, three daughters and two sons, Mrs. Lauar Gunderson of Racine; Mrs. Helen Fry, and Mrs. Mary Hoer, Milwaukee, and Charles and Harry Alford, Racine. Fourteen grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren also survive.

            Relatives and friends from away in attendance at the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Ben Alford, Waterman, Ill. Adolph Miller, Aurora, Ill.; Mrs. Rebecca Brooks and son Gary, and Mrs. Gilberts, Nekoosa; Mr. and Mrs. R.K. Johnson and Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Johnson, Wisconsin Rapids; Mrs. Chas. Larson, New Lisbon; Mrs. Alfred Wipflie, Port Edwards; Sgt. Gordon Alford, South Carolina; Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Grignon, Butler; Mr. and Mrs. Tony Gunderson, Mr. and Mrs. S.R. Fry and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hoer, Milwaukee, and Mr. and Mrs. Charles Alford and Mr. and Mrs. Harry Alford, Racine….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her husband, Bert Clark Alford; her sons Charles Bryant Alford and Harry R. Alford; and her grandsons Gordon K. Alford and Harvey Dale Alford in this compilation.

 

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EVELYN M. ALVORD SCHULZ

Aunt of Robert Ellery Alvord, Jr., AAFA #1013

 

JOURNAL SENTINEL

Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI—Sunday, 19 October 2003

 

            Evelyn M. Alvord Schulz, 90, a resident of St. John’s Home of Milwaukee, died on October 16, 2003. A memorial service was held on Sunday, October 19, at St John’s Home, 1840 N. Prospect Avenue. Internment was in Wisconsin Memorial Park.

            A graduate of Appleton High School, she attended Stout Institute in Menomonee, now the University of Wisconsin-Stout, earning a bachelor of science degree in home economics and meeting her future husband, Harold Schulz. He earned his degree in industrial arts education and taught for 34 years at Milwaukee Pulaski High School and Hartford Avenue School. Evelyn cared for their children, taught home economics at the former Milwaukee Country Day School from 1955 to 1963, and later substituted in the Milwaukee Public Schools. She was a member of Plymouth Church for nearly 60 years.

            Survivors include her daughter Susan Pecor of Milwaukee and two sons, James of Santa Barbara, California, and Robert of Wausau.

            Her husband of 51 years, Harold, passed away in June, 1990.

 

FAG photo requested 9/9/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Evelyn M. Schulz (SS# issued in WI) was born 11 Apr 1913.

 

CENSUS

 

1900

Appleton Ward 5 (District 72), Outagamie Co., WI

Dwelling #162

 

Herbert Alvord     head         27      b. Sept 1872        WI NY NJ      paper mill laborer

                                                                                                              m. 2 years

Jessie                     wife          24      b. June 1875        IL IL OH        1 child, 1 living

Florence                dau        3/12      b. Feb 1900          WI WI IL

 

Grand Chute (District 84), Outagamie Co., WI

Dwelling #157

 

Ellery Alvord    head      50 b. Nov 1849          NY NY NY      farmer

Luana                wife      49 b. Nov 1850          NJ NJ NJ

Pearl                  dau        17 b. Dec 1882          WI NY NJ

Emma               dau        15 b. Nov 1884          WI NY NJ

Lulu                  dau        13 b. Jan 1886           WI NY NJ

Guy                   son        10 b. Jun 1889           WI NY NJ

Cora                  dau        8 b. Apr 1892            WI NY NJ

Ellery                son        2 b. Oct 1897             WI NY NJ

 

1910

Black Creek (District 127), Outagamie Co., WI

Dwelling #79

 

Herbert C. Alvord    head    38           WI NY NJ   grocery store merchant

                                                                                 widower

Florence                   dau      11           WI WI IL

Robert                      son       5             WI WI IL

Pearl                         sister    27           WI NY NJ

 

1920

Appleton Ward 2 (District 185), Outagamie Co., WI

Dwelling #16

 

Herbert C. Alvord           head     47   WI US US         carpenter

Sadie N.                           wife     38   WI Eng IA

Florence R.                      dau       20   WI WI WI

Harold M.                        son       15   WI WI WI

Robert E.                         son       14   WI WI WI

Evelyn M.                       daug       6   WI WI WI

 

1930

Appleton (District 4), Outagamie Co., WI

Dwelling #70

 

Bert Alvord      head       55             WI WI WI            none

Sadie                 wife        47             WI WI WI

Evaline             dau         16             WI WI WI

 + 3 roomers

 

            On Herbert Clifford Alvord’s 1918 WWI Draft Registration Card (Ancestry.com), he is age 45, a carpenter living in Appleton, WI. He says he was born 15 Sept 1872 and names Sadie Alvord of the same address as his nearest relative.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Evelyn’s ALVORD lineage: Evelyn M. 1913 WI1, Herbert Clifford 1872 WI2, Ellery 1849 NY3, Thomas Rixon 1816 NY4, William 1776 CT5, Asahel 1746 CT6, Asahel 1720 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1620 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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FERRIN HULBERT ALFORD

 

THE POST-CRESCENT

Appleton, Outagamie Co., WI—Monday, 31 December 1928

 

FIVE KILLED IN KENOSHA AUTO TRAGEDY

SIXTH YOUTH EXPECTED TO DIE OF INJURY

NEW YEAR’S ACTIVITIES OF CITY CANCELED AS RESULTOF TRAIN-AUTOS CRASH

ALL VICTIMS PROMINENT

LOCOMOTIVE HITS TWO AUTOMOBILES DURING “TREASURE HUNT” PARTY IN CITY

 

KENOSHA—A fifth victim, Richard Hastings, 17, is dead and a sixth, Guilford Hagmann, 16, was near death early Monday morning, as the result of the tragedy here Saturday night when two automobiles of a cavalcade of eight cars carrying score of Kenosha’s most prominent youths on a “treasure hunt” were struck by a passenger train and four were killed. The catastrophe was the worst here in years. Civic affairs and private parties scheduled for New Year’s have been canceled.

            Richard Hastings, son of Dr. and/ Mrs. J.F. Hastings, died in a hospital at 5 o’clock Sunday morning without having regained consciousness. His back was broken and his skull fractured.

            Doctors hold no hope for the recovery of Hagmann, who has a hemorrhage of the bladder. He is the son, of Henry Hagmann, secretary of the City Loan and Trust company. [Guilford did survive and died in 2002 in OK.]

            The other two of the eight in the wrecked cars, Jane Blair, 14, and Alice Gephart, 17, will recover. Alice, the daughter of Dr. Curtis H. Gephart, a leading physican, was removed from the hospital to her home. Jane, the daughter of James W. Blair, cashier of the First National bank, is still in the hospital.

 

To Hold Inquest

 

            The date for the coroner’s inquest is held open, pending the recovery of the injured, Coroner A.B. Schmidt announced Sunday.

            Funeral services for one of the victims were scheduled for 2 o’clock Monday afternoon. He is Ferrin Alford, 17, a former student at Lake Forest academy, son of Walter H. A1ford, vice president of the Nash Motor company.

            Services for Lowell Smith, 17, former Kenosha High school student, son of Edward L. Smith of the Nash Motor company, will be held Tuesday.

            Funeral services for Alice Judd, 16, former student of Kemper hall, Kenosha, the daughter of Clark Judd, vice president of the American Brass company, will be held in the home at 2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon.

            The other victim of the crash was Mary Slater, 16, granddaughter of Municipal Judge John Slater. Funeral arrangements have not been completed.

            Sunday hundreds of persons paced the crossing and the immediate vicinity where the Northwestern passenger train No. 120 struck the two automobiles.

            The string of cars had reached the Seventy-fifth-st crossing as the signal was wig-wagging a warning. All of the cars halted while a northbound freight train passed.

            The rear of the freight had cleared the crossing and Don Travis sent his car safely across the rails. Close behind him was the Alford machine and a third car was driven by Richard Hastings.

            Alford’s car was almost across when it was struck in the rear by the train which had been screened from the driver’s view. Hasting’s machine had nosed onto the track and was struck squarely by the train.

 

Describes Crash

 

            Alford, beside whom she was sitting when the crash came, apparently did not see the passenger train, according to Miss Gephart. In the rear seat of the machine were Mary Slater and Guilford Hagmann. It seems to her, Miss Gephart said, that the large machine containing the four other victims was struck first by the train and thrown against Alford’s. The next she remembered was when Travis picked her up from the wreckage.

            One of the tragic incidents of the accident is told of Mr. Judd. Saturday evening after hearing of crash he hurried to the hospital to comfort the heartbroken families. Officials mentioned an unidentified body and he asked regarding it. As they described the girl’s clothing he recognized it as that of his daughter.

 

In another article:

 

DAILY NORTHWESTERN

Oshkosh, Winnebago Co., WI—Monday, 31 December 1928

 

YEARS OF PLANNING FOR ONLY SON OBLITERATED IN CRASH ON SATURDAY

 

KENOSHA, Wis.—The man whose generosity has brought happiness to scores of his fellow citizens less fortunate, and is written in the civic development of Kenosha was grief stricken today.

            Years of planning for the future of his only son and heir were ended abruptly for W.H. Alford Saturday night when a Chicago & Northwestern passenger train crushed the life of the scion of his family.

            Ferrin Alford, the 17-year-old son, who was one of the five children of prominent, Kenoshians who lost their lives in the grade crossing accident, was the sole heir to the fortune of his father, vice president of the Nash Motors company, and one of the associates of Charles W. Nash in organization the of the concern.

            A student at Lake Forest academy, Ferrin was home for the holidays and was the driver of one of the cars that was struck by the passenger train at the Kenosha crossing Saturday night.

            For many years “Judge Alford” as he is known in his home community, has given liberally of his wealth estimated in the millions, to increase the happiness of the unfortunate of thecity, and became the town’s leading benefactor. In his hour of sorrow Mr. Alford received the sympathy of the community.

            Judge Alford was one of the leading figures in the movement for the city managerial form of government and served six years as president of the council, retiring last April because of the pressure of other business.

 

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Photo from Green Ridge Cemetery, Kenosha, Kenosha Co., WI—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Ann Day

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his father, Walter Hulbert Alford, in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Ferrin Hulbert 1912 WI1, Walter Hulbert 1876 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.

 

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FLOYD BERTUS ALVORD

 

LA CROSSE TRIBUNE

La Crosse, La Crosse Co., WI—Thursday, 15 February 1990

 

            Floyd Bertus Alvord, 75, of 712 Ninth St., Chetek [Barron Co.], Wis., died Tuesday evening, Feb. 13, 1990, in Rice Lake Convalescent Center [Barron Co.].

            He was born May 7, 1914, in Vernon County to Ene and Matty (Fry) McKee. He married Helen L. Hyland Sept. 30, 1950. They settled on a farm in the town of Stubbs in Rusk County. Other than farming, he was an electrical worker, carpenter, plumber and, for nine years, in the maintenance department at St. Francis Hospital in La Crosse. He was a member of Faith Baptist Church, Chetek.

            Survivors are his wife, Helen of Chetek; a daughter, Mary Alvord of Chetek; two stepbrothers, William Burt of Rice Lake and Lloyd Burt of Sandyville, Ohio; a half sister, Charalot Russell of Viola; a stepsister, Hazel Snider of Robertsville, Ohio.

            He was preceded in death by his mothers and fathers; two brothers, William McKee and Vernon Trapp; two stepbrothers, Elgie and Elwood Fry; and a half sister, Veleta Braithwaite.

            Services will be 2 p.m. Saturday in McElravy-Geyer Funeral Home, Bruce, Wis., with the Rev. Kenneth Owen officiating and burial in Island Lake Cemetery, R.3, New Auburn. Friends may call after 4 p.m. Friday and on Saturday until time of services.

Request a FAG photo

Memorial# 95444004

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Floyd Alvord (SS# issued in IL), last residence not listed.

 

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FRANK ALFORD

 

WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL

Madison, Dane Co., WI—Saturday, 3 November 1934

 

Page 2

 

            In the death of Ald. Frank Alford Madison has lost a sterling citizen and a valuable member of the common council.

            Born on the south side of Madison, he worked hard in his younger days to help support his family. He was employed on a gravel train and did other work for the Milwaukee road. In later years he rose to one of Madison’s most successful business men. With his brothers Jabe and Walter, he formed a partnership in the laundry business in 1882. At the same time the brothers conducted a cigar in the Pioneer block which was regularly patronized by leading politicians of all parties. Alford Bros. started in the laundry business in a one-story building on upper State st. The business grew to such proportions that it became necessary to seek larger quarters. They erected a building on North Carroll st., now the Dean Clinic, and furnished it with the latest modern laundry equipment.

            Six years ago Mr. Alford and his brother, Walter, who died recently, retired and sold the business. Jabe passed on some years ago.

            Ald. Alford was one of the most valuable members of the aldermanic body. In all he served the first ward about 12 years, holding several honorary positions such as council president, and council member of the board of education, board of health and board of review. Mayor Law and his council colleagues and hundreds of Madison citizens join with the bereaved family in mourning the loss of a faithful husband and father, public servant and citizen of high worth.

 

In another article:

 

WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL

Madison, Dane Co., WI—Saturday, 3 November 1934

 

Page 1

 

MASONIC RITES FOR ALD. ALFORD

SERVICES TO BE CONDUCTED AT 2:20 SUNDAY

 

            Funeral services for Ald. Frank Alford, 72, who died Friday, will be held in the auditorium of the Maj sonic temple at 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Madison lodge No. 5, of which he was a member, will have charge with Arthur W. Quan giving the address.

            Preceding the Masonic service, the Rev. E.O. Kennedy of Christ Presbyterian church will officiate. Knights Templar in uniform will form an escort.

            Active bearers will be Mayor James R, Law, Ald. Henry C. Wolf, Water Supt. Leon A. Smith, Frank W. Karstens, B.F. Mautz, Sr., and Glenn D. Roberts. Members of the common council have been selected as honorary bearers. Burial will be at Forest Hill cemetery.

 

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Photo from Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Dane Co., WI—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Neil McCallum

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituaries of his daughter Alice I. Alford; and his sister Roselia Matilde Alford Jewett in this compilation.

 

CENSUS

 

1900

Madison Ward 1 (District 46), Dane Co., WI

Dwelling #237

 

Frank Alford          head   39     b. Apr 1861        WI Eng Eng     laundry

                                                                                                         m. 15 years

Carmelia                   wife    37     b. July 1862        WI Nor Nor      3 children, 3 living

Hazel                        dau     13     b. Mar 1887        WI WI WI

Alice                         dau     11     b. July 1888        WI WI WI

Marie                        dau       8     b. Aug 1891       WI WI WI

Laura Anderson       serv     29     b. Jan 1871         WI Nor Nor

 

            In dwelling #236 is the family of Jabe Alford, age 47 NY Eng Eng, and in dwelling #238 is the family of Walter Alford, age 40 WI Eng Eng. Both of these men are Frank’s brothers.

 

Dwelling #211

 

Edmond Alford       head   79     b. Sept 1820       Eng Eng Eng       m. 52 years

Rachel                      wife    72     b. Oct 1827        Eng Eng Eng       8 children, 7 living

M.J. Payne               dau     51     b. Jan 1849         Eng Eng Eng       0 children, 0 living

 All immigrated 1849; Edmond is naturalized

 

1880

Madison (District 72), Dane Co., WI

Dwelling #123

 

Edmund Alfred       head   59     Eng Eng Eng      farmer

Rachael                    wife    53     Eng Eng Eng

Walter                      son      21     WI Eng Eng

Frank                      son      18     WI Eng Eng

 

1870

Madison (District 72), Dane Co., WI

Dwelling #123

 

Edmond Alfred                  48     England              brick mason

Rachel                                 42     England

Joatz                                    19     NY                     painter

William A.                           17     NY                     farm laborer

Frosolica M.                        15     NY

Luther                                 13     WI

Walter                                 11     WI

Frank                                   8     WI

 

1860

Madison, Dane Co., WI

Dwelling #1093

 

Edmond Alford                  35     England              farmer

Rachel                                 31     England

Mary                                    11     England

Jarlins                                    9     NY

William                                  8     NY

Ana                                       6     NY

Martin                                   4     WI

Walter                                   2     WI

 

            Edmund Alford and Rachel Hall married in Shaftesbury, Dorset Co., England, in the first quarter of 1848 [England & Wales Marriage Index, Ancestry.com].

            Edmund 26 mason, Rachel 21 [incorrectly transcribed as Richard 21 male], and Mary Jane infant, arrived in New York from London on 19 Oct 1849 on the Margaret Evans [New York Passenger Lists, 1820–1957 (Ancestry.com)].

 

            Descendant Chris Jewett, great-grandson of Edmund Alford through his daughter Rose Alford Jewett, provided this information:

 

The parents and children of Frank’s parents, Edmund and Rachel, are listed with their birth dates below:

 

Edmund Alford, born in England 14 Sep 1820

Rachel (Hall) Alford, born in England 22 Oct 1827

Mary June Alford, born in England, about 1848/9

Jabez B. Alford, born in Syracuse, NY, 21 Sep 1850

William Henry Alford, born in Syracuse, NY, 1852 [21 Dec 1851 on his gravestone]

Roselia Matilde Alford, born in Syracuse, NY, 22 Feb 1854

Martin Luther Alford, born in ?, 9 Apr 1856

Walter Wilet Alford, born in ?, 7 Jul 1858

Frank Alford, born in Madison, WI, 20 Jun 1861

Fanny Mabel Alford, born in Madison, WI, 17 Nov 1863, died 11 Feb 1864.

 

            These names and some of the dates (the paper is partially burned) are from a list in Chris’s possession that was written by Rachel Hall Alford. On the list she spells their last name Alfred:

 

 

            See also the following files and photos, sent by Chris Jewett:

 

            Edmund Alford, 1865

            Edmund Alford, later in life

            Edmund’s Death Certificate

            Rachel Hall Alford, 1865

            Rachel Hall Alford, later in life

            Rachel’s Death Certificate

            Roselia Alford, young

            Roselia Alford Jewett, later in life

 

            Frank’s lineage: Frank 1861 WI1, Edmund 1820 England2.

 

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GERALDINE M. DENNIS ALFORD

Sister-in-law of Harvey Dale Alford, AAFA #0125

 

JOURNAL TIMES

Racine, Racine Co., WI —Tuesday, 3 March 2009

 

Geraldine

 

RACINE— Mrs. Geraldine M. Alford, 88, passed away at Lakeshore Manor on Saturday, February 28, 2009.

            She was born in Hayward on a Native American Reservation called “Reserve” on May 4, 1920, the daughter of the late Charles and Theresa (nee: LaRonge) Dennis. On October 13, 1951, she married Gordon Alford. He preceded her in death on August 30, 1992.

            Mrs. Alford was a member of St. Richard Catholic Church. She was a devoted Homemaker and worked as a Nanny for numerous families in Racine. Mrs. Alford was a kind and gentle lady with a loving heart and sweet smile. She enjoyed visiting with her friends at Lake Oaks while sitting in her favorite chair.

            Her survivors include her daughter, Charlene Alford; sister, Joyce Erhardt; sister-in- law, Betty Alford, all of Racine; all the loving children and their families that she cared for: Jim and Rena Diem and their children, Katie, Jimmy, and Jonny; Lynne and Todd Cassidy and their daughter, Ellen; P.J. and Amy Noelke and their daughter, Emma; and Ryan, Andrew, and Daniel Freres; as well as nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

            In addition to her parents and husband, Mrs. Alford was preceded in death by her brother, Anthony Dennis.

            Family and friends are invited to meet in the Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home and Crematory on Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at 11:30 a.m. for the celebration of her life with Rev. Ronald Gramza officiating.

            Burial will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. There will be a visitation in the funeral home on Wednesday from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m. Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home and Crematory 4600 County Line Road (corner of KR & Meachem) 552-9000 www.draeger-langendorf.com\.

 

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Permission granted by the photographers, P & S Christol

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Geraldine Alford (SS# issued in OR), last residence Racine, Racine Co., WI.

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

 

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GORDON K. ALFORD

Brother of Harvey Dale Alford, AAFA #0125

 

JOURNAL TIMES

Racine, Racine Co., WI—_____ August 1992

 

            Alford, Gordon K., 1706 Boyd Ave.—Passed away at St. Mary’s Medical Center, on Sunday, August 30, 1992, at the age of 69.

            Mr. Alford was born in Necedah, Wis., on October 23, l922, but had been a longtime resident of Racine. He was employed by Massey Ferguson from January 24, 1941, until his retirement on September 28, 1984. Mr. Alford was a very active bicycle rider and walker in the Racine area. He was a member of American Legion Post 1391 and Local 244.

            Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Geraldine (Nee: Dennis); their daughter, Charlene Alford; brother and sister-in-law, Harvey and Betty Alford; sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy and Rudy Kopecky, all of Racine; his aunt, Myra Inks of Beloit; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mr. Alford is also survived by his son, Daryl “Mike” Seymour of Milwaukee.

            He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Margaret (Nee: Langendorf) Alford.

            Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, September 3, 1992, at 10 a.m., in the Funeral Home…. Burial with full military honors, will follow in West Lawn Memorial Park…. Draeger-Langendorg Funeral Home.

 

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Photo from West Lawn Memorial Park, Mount Pleasant, Racine Co., WI—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, P & S Christol

 

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

            See the obituaries of his wife, Geraldine M. Dennis Alford; parents, Charles Bryant Alford and Margaret Langendorf Alford; brother Harvey Dale Alford; grandparents Bert Clark Alford and Emma Blanche Smith Alford; and uncle Harry R. Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Gordon K. 1922 WI1, Charles Bryant 1897 IL2, Bert Clark 1868 IL3, Russell 1850 IL4, Clark Baker 1803 VT5, Ashley Owen 1770 VT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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GUY EUGENE ALVORD

 

HERALD TIMES REPORTER NEWS

Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., WI—2 May 1961

 

            Guy Alvord, 72, of 1410 S. Ninth St., Manitowoc, died at 3 p.m. Monday at St. Mary Hospital, Rochester, Minn., where he had been a patient one day.Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Wesley Methodist Church, Manitowoc. The Rev. Donald T. Stannard will officiate and burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.

            Mr. Alvord was born June 16, 1888 [sic], at Freedom [Outagamie Co.], Wis., son of the late Ellery and Luanna Lewis Alvord. He married Addie Bowlby at Appleton June 8, 1912, and the couple came to Manitowoc in 1927. He was employed as a fieldman for White House Milk Division of Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Co. until retiring in 1953. Mr. Alvord as a member of Manitowoc Lodge No. 65, Free and Accepted Masons.

            Surviving are his wife, a daughter, Mrs. Berlin Schroeder, and a son, Lloyd, of Manitowoc; two brothers, Frank, of Bellingham, Wash., and Ellery, of Vallejo, Calif.; three sisters, Mrs. Charles Carter, of Black Creek, Wis., Fred Riehl, of Appleton and Mrs.Thomas Henry, of Shiocton, Wis., and eight grandchildren.

            A daughter, Mrs. Floyd Ruzek, died in 1960.

            Friends may call at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, after 3 p.m. Wednesday until 11 a.m. Thursday when the casket will be moved to the church where the body will lie in state until the hour of service. There will be Masonic memorial services at 7 p.m. Wednesday and rites by Blue Lodge members at graveside.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death. The Social Security Applications and Claims Index lists Guy Eugene Alvord, born 16 June 1889.

            See the obituaries of his wife, Addie L. Bowlby Alvord; and children Laura Alvord Ruzek and Lloyd Eugene Alvord in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Guy Eugene 1889 WI1, Ellery 1849 NY2, Thomas Rixon 1816 NY3, William 1776 CT4, Asahel 1746 CT5, Asahel 1720 MA6, Thomas 1683 MA7, Thomas 1653 CT8, Alexander 1620 England9, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England10.

 

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HARRY R. ALFORD

Uncle of Harvey Dale Alford, AAFA #0125

 

JOURNAL TIMES

Racine, Racine Co., WI—_____ September 1969

 

            Alford, Harry R., 1101 Arthur Ave.—Age 63. Passed away Sept. 4, 1969 at this residence.

            Mr. Alford was born in Necedah [Juneau Co.], Wis. on Sept. 19, 1905 and had lived in Racine for the past 46 years. Until retiring in 1965, he had been employed at American Motors Corp. for 40 years.

            Surviving are his wife, Helen; two daughters, Mrs. Myrtle Gast and Mrs. Sylvester (Jane) Runis; two sons, Edward and William J. Gavin; two sisters, Mrs. Laura Gunderson, all of Racine and Mrs. Sydney Fry of Nekoosa, Wis.; 12 grandchildren; nieces and nephews.

            Funeral services will be held Saturday, 1:30 p.m. in the Acklam Funeral Home…. Interment will be in West Lawn Memorial Park….

 

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Permission granted by the photographers, P & S Christol

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Harry Alford (SS# issued in WI), death date listed as _____ Sept 1969.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Bert Clark Alford and Emma Blanche Smith Alford; and his brother Charles Bryant Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Harry R. 1905 WI1, Bert Clark 1868 IL2, Russell 1850 IL3, Clark Baker 1803 VT4, Ashley Owen 1770 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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HARVEY DALE ALFORD

AAFA #0125

 

JOURNAL TIMES

Racine, Racine Co., WI—_____ March 1999

Included in AAFA ACTION, Winter 2008, In Remembrance

 

RACINE—Mr. Harvey D. Alford, 78, passed away in St. Mary’s Medical Center on Tuesday, March 9, 1999

            He was born in Necedah on September 10, 1920, to Margaret (nee: Langendorf) and Charles B. Alford. At a very early age, he moved to Racine with his family and resided here most of his life. On July 4, 1942, he was united in a very long and loving marriage to the former Betty Ann Barrett.

            During World War II, he served with the Sixth Army from 1942 through 1945 in areas from New Guinea to the liberation of the Philippines. Upon his return from service, he worked short periods of time for Walker Manufacturing and Ostergaard Bakery before joining the Racine Fire Department in 1948. There, he served for more than 30 years and retired in 1975 as an Assistant Chief to Chief Bucky Anderson.

            Harvey was a member of Olympia Brown Unitarian Universalist church, a life member of the V.F.W. Post 1391, the Retired Fire Fighters Association, the Racine Heritage Museum, and several family genealogy associations.

            Surviving are his wife, Betty; their daughters, Lynn and her husband, Thomas F. Schmidt and Laurie Alford; grandchildren, Megan and Benjamin Schmidt, all of Madison; his sister, Dorothy Kopecky of Racine; sisters-in-law, brother-in-law, nieces, and nephews. Mr. Alford was preceded in death by his parents; and his brother Gordon Alford.

            In keeping with Harvey’s wishes, cremation has taken place and a Memorial service will be held in the funeral home on Thursday, March 11, 1999, at 6 p.m. with Rev. Dr. Tony Larsen officiating.

            Burial will take place in West Lawn Memorial Park. Everyone is invited to meet with the family from 4 p.m. until the time of the services. The family has suggested that memorials be made to your favorite charity.

            Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home, 1910 Taylor Avenue, 637-6514.

 

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Photo from West Lawn Memorial Park, Mount Pleasant, Racine Co., WI—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographers, P & S Christol

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Harvey D. Alford (SS# issued in WI), last residence Racine, Racine Co., WI.

            See the obituaries of his parents, Charles Bryant Alford and Margaret Langendorf Alford; his brother Gordon K. Alford; his grandparents Bert Clark Alford and Emma Blanche Smith Alford; and his uncle Harry R. Alford in this compilation.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Harvey Dale 1920 WI1, Charles Bryant 1897 IL2, Bert Clark 1868 IL3, Russell 1850 IL4, Clark Baker 1803 VT5, Ashley Owen 1770 VT6, Benedict 1716 CT7, Benedict 1688 CT8, Jeremiah 1655 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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JEANETTE ALFORD

 

JOURNAL SENTINEL

Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI—Monday, 21 October 2002

 

            Alford, Jeanette Age 66. Found peace Oct. 16, 2002. Combined services Tues., Oct. 22. Visitation 10 AM-12 noon, Funeral Services 12 noon.

            Interment Wood National Cemetery. All services held in the chapel of: New Golden Gate Funeral Home 5665 N. Teutonia Ave. (414)358-0538.

 

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Photos from Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Phillip

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Jeanette Alford (SS# issued in GA) was born 3 June 1936, last residence Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI.

 

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JOHN ROGER ALVORD

 

JOURNAL SENTINEL

Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI—Thursday, 15 March 2012

 

            Alvord, John R. Went peacefully surrounded by family on March 12, 2012, at age 87.

            Survived by loving wife Cleoma, son Michael (Denise), grandchildren Danielle and Amber, and great-grandchildren Haleighy and Jaelynn.

            John was an employee at Evinrude for almost 30 years.

            Visitation will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, March 19, from 9AM to 11AM, leaving for procession to Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, in Union Grove, at 11AM for 12 noon service and interment.

            Hartson Funeral Home, 11111 W. Janesville Rd.

 

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that John R. Alvord (SS# issued in WI) was born 30 Apr 1924, last residence not listed.

 

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JOYCE LILLIAN ALFORD

 

WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL

Madison, Dane Co., WI—Friday, 5 September 2008

 

MADISON—The Rev. Joyce L. Alford, age 74, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

            She was born July 16, 1934, in Clyman, Wis., to parents Burr and Alice (Clapp) Alford.

            Joyce graduated from the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Madison in 1955, and earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1959 and a Master of Science in Nursing in 1961 from Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She was the Director of Methodist Hospital School of Nursing and the Director of Nursing of the former Methodist Hospital in Madison. In 1983, she graduated from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary and was ordained an Elder in the Wisconsin Conference of The United Methodist Church in 1985. Joyce was a pastor at Poynette-Inch and Richland Center: Peace United Methodist Churches and served as the Southeast District Superintendent.

            Following retirement she served as Registrar for the Board of Ordained Ministry of the Wisconsin Conference and as Administrative Assistant to the Secretary of the Council of Bishops of The United Methodist Church from 1997 to 2004. Joyce volunteered her time and skills in many areas including: Access Community Health Centers, Habitat Restore and The New Church Initiative in Russia. Joyce was a Packers fan and she loved UW Athletics, especially hockey, basketball, football and volleyball. She enjoyed boating and fishing and was a skilled picture framer.

            She is survived by her nephew, Jack (Mary Beth) Hildebrandt of Madison; nieces, Cheryl Chevalier and Sharon (Don) Croft; three grandnieces and a grandnephew; cousin, Edward (Joyce) Clapp of Madison; friends, the Rev. Chris Bethke of Madison and Rev. Beth Benham of Edwardsville, N.Y.; and her two Siamese cats, George and Abby. She was preceded in death by her sister, Charlotte Hildebrandt.

            A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at First United Methodist Church, 203 Wisconsin Ave., Madison, with a visitation one hour prior to the service. Officiating will be Bishop Linda Lee, Bishop Don Ott and Bishop Sharon Zimmerman Rader.

            A private burial will be held in Randolph, Wis. Memorials may be made to Divine Savior United Methodist Church, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary or Access Community Health Centers for Benevolent Care.

            Cress Funeral and Cremation Service 3610 Speedway Road (608) 238-3434 www.cressfuneralservice.com.

FAG photo requested 9/9/2015

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            Her middle name is from her Find A Grave memorial.

 

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LADORNA C. GLOVER WILSON MILES ALFORD

 

CHETEK ALERT

Chetek, Barron Co., WI—Friday, 31 December 1922

 

            Mrs. M.C. Alfred [sic], one of Barron County’s oldest pioneer women peacefully passed away at the home of her son, A.M. Wilson in the town of Sumner on Christmas Eve, after having been confined to her bed for about one and one half years.

            Mrs. Alfred’s maiden name was Ledorna C. Glover. She was born in Birdsail, Alleghany County, New York, on the 13th day of April, 1836, and moved with her parents to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, during the year of 1843, where she grew to womanhood. She was married to Oran M. Wilson in the year 1852 in Waukesha county, and later lived in Chippewa County. Mr. Wilson died in defense of his country during the Civil War leaving a widow and four children surviving him.

            In 1866 she married James Miles of Wanewoc, Wisconsin, and October 1877 they moved to Northern Wisconsin locating on a homestead near the village of Sumner. There were no railroads, and no city nearer than Chippewa Falls. All food supplies, except some flour which was ground in a small mill at Sumner were brought in covered wagons from Chippewa.

            Six children were born to this union, three of whom survive their parents. They are Andy Miles of Weyerhauser and Almon and Archie Miles of Earl, Wisconsin. Three daughters died in their infancy at Auburndale.

            In 1893 she was married to Milo C. Alfred at Sumner, and she cared for him until his death four years later, and has been residing since at the home of her son Albert.

            Five sons and one daughter, Mrs. T.H. Apker are left to mourn the loss of a good mother and fine Christian woman. Among her descendants also are 35 grand children, 11 great grand children and three great great grand children.

            Funeral services were held at Sumner on Monday, the Rev. E.A. Wolfe of the Free Methodist church officiated.

            Interment was made at the Lake View Cemetery at Chetek.

            A large number of friends and neighbors attended the funeral to pay their last respects to one who will always linger in their memories as a bright and cheerful light to guide others to a higher sphere. She was a strong and sturdy character, and one who always looked for what was the best in everything, and was always willing to help those who were in need.

            Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Wilson of Augusta and also Andy Miles of Weyerhaeuser and Almond and Archie Miles of Earl, Wisconsin, attended the funeral services.

 

 

Photos from Lake View Cemetery, Chetek, Barron Co., WI—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, albers_ancestry

 

AAFA NOTES: Her memorial at Find A Grave says: “The family plot contains a headstone inscribed ‘Wilson Miles Alford’ in honor of the last names of Ladorna’s three husbands.”

            Ladorna’s third and last husband was Milo C. Alford. His memorial on Find A Grave says he was born 13 Nov 1817 in Erie Co., PA, and died 6 Oct 1896 in Barron Co., WI. His gravestone includes “CO. A 2nd WIS INF.”

 

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LAURA ALVORD RUZEK

 

HERALD TIMES REPORTER NEWS

Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., WI—7 September 1960

 

            Mrs. Floyd Ruzek, 45, of 1020 S. 23rd St., Manitowoc, died early wednesday morning at Holy Family Hospital, Manitowoc, following an illness of six months.

            Funeral services will be at 8:30 a.m. Friday at Pfeffer Funeral Home, Manitowoc, and at 9 a.m. at St. Mary Catholic Church. The Rt. Rev. Msgr. John Landowski will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.

            The former Laura Alvord was born April 4, 1915 at Biar’s Creek, Wis., daughter of Guy E. and Andre Belby [sic: Addie Bowlby] Alvord. She came to Manitowoc with her parents in 1930 and was graduated from Lincoln High School in 1933. She attended and was graduated from Manitowoc Business College. She was married to Floyd Ruzek July 13, 1940 at St. Boniface Catholic Church, Manitowoc.

            (Survivors omitted for privacy.)

            Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. Thursday, where the Rosary will be recited by the Knights of Columbus of Council No. 710 at 7:30 p.m.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

            See the obituaries of her parents, Guy Eugene Alvord and Addie L. Bowlby Alvord; and brother Lloyd Eugene Alvord in this compilation.

            Xxx – check for obit later The transcriber of this obituary omitted the survivors, but Laura’s husband Floyd’s 2002 obituary includes these children: “one daughter and son-in-law: Luanne and Robert Cavanaugh, Manitowoc; two sons and one daughter-in-law; Robert Ruzek, Manitowoc; John and Joy Ruzek, Manitowoc….”

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            Her ALVORD lineage: Laura 1915 WI1, Guy Eugene 1889 WI2, Ellery 1849 NY3, Thomas Rixon 1816 NY4, William 1776 CT5, Asahel 1746 CT6, Asahel 1720 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1620 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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LINDA LEE ALFORD GILBERTSON

 

Buswell Funeral Home

Black River Falls, Jackson Co., WI—Friday, 7 January 2005

 

            Linda L. Gilbertson, 58, of Black River Falls, died Friday, January 7, 2005 in Country Terrace, Black River Falls.

            The former Linda Lee Alford was born on October 21, 1946 in La Crosse to John and Edna (Small) Alford. She was raised in La Crosse, Viroqua, and Black River Falls and graduated from Black River Falls High School in 1965. Linda had also lived in various other locations including Germany, Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma, and Alma Center. She had mainly lived in Black River Falls. She was employed as a dispatcher by the Falls Taxi Service. Linda loved to play bingo.

            Survivors include 3 daughters, Cindy Sams, of Cushing, OK, Terri (Robert) Clemmerson, of Hatfield, and Kimberly (Jon) Jones, of Dallas, GA; a son, Bradley (Lori) Taylor, of Black River Falls; 10 grandchildren, James Taylor, Jessica Sams, Brandy (Mark) Peterson, Shelby Snake, Allysa Clemmerson, Christopher Clemmerson, Michael Taylor, John Taylor, Aaron Taylor, and Matthew Jones; a great grandson, Jason Peterson; her mother, Edna Dunn, of La Crosse; 2 sisters, Sandra (Matt) Glander, of Onalaska, and Pamela (Jerry) Baumgartner, of La Crescent, MN; and 2 brothers, Tommy (Betty) Alford and Geoffrey (Ann) Alford, both of La Crosse.

            Linda was preceded in death by her father, John Alford, and her grandparents.

            Funeral services will be at 1 P.M. on Wednesday, January 12, 2005 from the Buswell Funeral Home and burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, both in Black River Falls....

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AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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LLOYD EUGENE ALVORD

 

HERALD TIMES REPORTER NEWS

Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., WI—Thursday, 12 October 2006

 

            Lloyd E. Alvord, age 84, of 515 Riverview Drive, Manitowoc, died Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006, at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center, Manitowoc.

            Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006, at the Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Manitowoc.... Entombment will follow at Knollwood Mausoleum.

            Lloyd was born Nov. 21, 1921, in Monroe [Green Co.], Wis., son of the late Guy and Addie Bowlby Alvord. On April 4, 1942, Lloyd married the former Thelma Chadek in Dubuque, Iowa. He served in the U.S. Army in the Philippines and Japan from 1944 to 1946. Lloyd served as a Sergeant First Class I the Army Reserves for 14 years. He was a member of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran church, Manitowoc Masonic Lodge 65 where he was a past master of the Lodge in 1975. He was a member of the Scottish Rite and the Shriners.

            Survivors include his wife, Thelma Alvord, Manitowoc; one daughter and son-in-law: Ann (George) Adelman, Manitowoc; three grandchildren: Jennifer (William) VanNuland, Appleton; Peter Adelman, Manitowoc; Andrew Adelman, River Falls, Wis.; two great-grandchildren: Addie and Lydia VanNuland, Appleton; one sister-in-law: Mary Jane O’Hearn, Green Bay; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive.

            He was preceded in death by his parents; one son: Peter Guy Alvord; two sisters: Laura Ruzek and Ruth Schroeder; two brothers-in-law: Floyd Ruzek and Berlin Schroeder....

 

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Photo from Knollwood Chapel Mausoleum, Manitowoc Co., WI—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, screenname #4741082

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Lloyd Alvord (SS# issued in WI).

            See the obituaries of his wife, Thelma I. Chadek Alvord; parents, Guy Eugene Alvord and Addie L. Bowlby Alvord; and sister Laura Alvord Ruzek in this compilation.

            His middle name is from Social Security Applications and Claims Index (Ancestry).

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #1.

            His ALVORD lineage: Lloyd Eugene 1921 WI1, Guy Eugene 1889 WI2, Ellery 1849 NY3, Thomas Rixon 1816 NY4, William 1776 CT5, Asahel 1746 CT6, Asahel 1720 MA7, Thomas 1683 MA8, Thomas 1653 CT9, Alexander 1620 England10, Thomas [ALFORD] 1598 England11.

 

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MARGARET LANGENDORF ALFORD

Mother of Harvey Dale Alford, AAFA #0125

 

JOURNAL TIMES

Racine, Racine Co., WI—_____ June 1977

 

            Alford, Mrs. Margaret (nee; Langendorf), 3722 Kinzie Avenue—Age 78. Passed away Saturday, June 11, 1977, at St. Mary’s Hospital.

            Mrs. Alford was born in Germantown, Juneau County, Wisconsin October 22, 1898 and had been a resident of Racine for the past 53 years. She had been employed as a Teacher in Rural and Unified School District No. 1 for many years, last working 13 years ago. Mrs. Alford was a member of Christ Church - United Methodist, the Wisconsin Retired Teacher’s Association and the Racine County Retired Teacher’s Association.

            Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph (Dorothy) Kopecky; two sons and daughters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Harvey (Betty) Alford and Mr. and Mrs. Gordon (Geraldine) Alford, all of Racine; two sisters, Mrs. Mark (Myra) Inks of Beloit, Wis. and Mrs. Kathryn Burt of Ukiah, Calif.; one brother, Mr. Henry Langendorf of Mauston, Wis.; five grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; several nieces and nephews.

            She was preceded in death by three brothers, Cecil, William and Philip Langendorf.

            Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 15, at 1:30 p.m. at Christ Church - United Methodist, 5109 Washington Ave…. Interment will be in the Family Lot at West Lawn Memorial Park. Friends may call on Tuesday, June 14, after 6:00 p.m. at the Acklam Funeral Home, 729 Grand Ave., and at the Church on Wednesday from Noon until the time of Services….

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Margaret Alford (SS# issued in WI), death date listed as June 1977.

            See the obituaries of Margaret’s husband, Charles Bryant Alford; and her sons Gordon K. Alford and Harvey Dale Alford in this compilation.

 

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MARGARET ROBERTSON ALFORD

 

CAPITAL TIMES

Madison, Dane Co., WI—Wednesday, 1 November 1939

 

 

MRS. ALFORD, 84, IS VICTIM OF ESCAPING GAS

WIFE OF WILLIAM H. ALFORD DIES PREPARING BREAKFAST

 

            Mrs. William H. Alford, 84, of 12 N. Butler st., was accidentally asphyxiated by gas early today while she was preparing breakfast for herself her 87-year-old husband who is blind.

            Mrs. Alford was found lying on the kitchen floor of her second floor flat about 6 a.m. by Mrs. Gertrude Hart, who lives on the third floor. The latter stepped in when she noticed the door open. Members of the police inhalator squad failed to revive Mrs. Alford.

            Coroner Wayne Fisher, after consulting Dr. Harold E. Marsh, the Alford family physician, and the woman’s husband, pronounced the death accidental. Fisher said Dr. Marsh reported she was subject to spells of dizziness and fainting.

            One gas jet was open on the stove and Mrs. Alford’s sleeve had caught onto and partially opened another. Fisher said it appeared as though the woman had opened the jet and fainted before she could light it.

            “Margaret (Mrs. Alford) usually got up early because she couldn’t sleep late and got herself a cup of coffee and some cereal,” Mr. Alford said. “Then when I wanted to get up she used to have breakfast ready for me.”

            “A far as my wife turning on the jets—that’s all foolishness,” he said. “The jets are loose, but she used to be very careful. You know she had fainting spells and that’s what happened.”

 

Lived In Home 40 Years

 

            Mrs. Alford and her blind husband had lived m their home on Butler st. for the past 40 years. Mr. Alford is a native of the city.

            Mr. Alford had been superintendent of school buildings until his blindness forced him to retire 15 years ago. Previous to that he had been engaged in the monument business.

            Mrs. Alford was one of the original members of the Madison Y.W.C.A. and had been a member of the Christ Presbyterian church for more than 50 years. She was born Feb. 21, 1855 in the town of Porter, Rock county. Her husband is the only immediate survivor.

            Mrs. Alford’s name before her marriage was Margaret Robertson.

            Funeral services will be held Friday at 2 at the Fitch-Lawrence funeral home, with the Rev. George Hunt, pastor emeritus at Christ Presbyterian church, officiating. Burial will be in Forest Bill cemetery.

 

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Photo from Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Dane Co., WI—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Neil McCallum

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her brother-in-law Frank Alford in this compilation.

            Her husband’s lineage: William Henry 1951 WI1, Edmund 1820 England2.

 

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MARIE E. GIBBONS HOLFORD

 

DAILY JEFFERSON UNION

Jefferson, Jefferson Co., WI—Thursday, 18 May 1998

 

WHITEWATER [Walworth Co.]—Marie E. Holfold, 87, of Whitewater died on Saturday, May 16, 1998, at Fairhaven Residentinal Facility in Wahitewater.

            Born in Chicago IL, on April 15, 1911, to Joseph and Mae (Shean) Gibbons, she married Elmer Holford on Sept. 26, 1931, in Sharon.

            She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater.

            Mrs Holford was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and its Christian Mothers and Altar Society, member and past president of the American Legion William Graham Post 173 Auxiliary of Whitewater, and member of the Whitewater Education Association, American Association of University Women and the Wisconsin and National Education Associations.

            Surviving are her husband; two sons, John (Carol) of Whitewater and James (Theresa) of Lake Geneva; two daughters, Johanna (Paul) Wilke of West Bend and Veronica (Dan) Hanover of Shawano; 15 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; one great great grandchild; on sister Theresa (Rueben) Ahlborn of Minocqua; and other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

            She was predeceased by her parents and four brothers. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 20. Burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery.

            Friends may call at the Skindingsrude Funeral Home on Tueday, May 19, from 5 to 7 p.m. with a rosary recited at 7.

            Memorials may be made to the St Patrick’s Catholic Church Organ Fund or the Alzheimers Foundation.

 

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

 

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MATTHEW J. ALFORD

 

JOURNAL SENTINEL

Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI—Monday, 19 July 2004

 

            Alford, Matthew J. Age 13 years. July 14, 2004. Funeral Tuesday 1PM. In state Tuesday 12 Noon until time of Services at: Northwest Funeral Chapel O’Bee, Ford & Frazier 6630 W. Hampton Ave. 462-6020.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Matthew J. Alford (SS# issued in WI) was born 25 Aug 1990.

 

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MITCHELL ASHBY ALFORD

 

CAPITAL TIMES

Madison, Dane Co., WI—Wednesday, 28 January 1920

 

            The funeral of Mitchell Alford who died Tuesday morning [January 27, different than gravestone] will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Private services will be conducted from the home by the Rev. George E. Hunt. Pall bearers will be Raymond and Robert Holcomb, Arthur and Robert Lorig Carter Martin, and Harry Walchemus.

            Burial will be made at Forest Hill.

 

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Photo from Forest Hill Cemetery, Madison, Dane Co., WI—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, Neil McCallum

 

AAFA NOTES: Mitchell was the son of Jabez Alford and his second wife, Alice Ashby.

            His middle name is from his WWI Draft Registration.

            His lineage: Mitchell Ashby 1897 WI1, Jabez 1580 NY2, Edmund 1820 England3.

 

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NANCY A. KOMORNY ALFORD

 

THE POST-CRESCENT

Appleton, Outagamie Co., WI—Tuesday, 31 January 2006

 

            Nancy Alford, of Kimberly, formerly of Naples, Florida died on Sunday, January 29, 2006 at her home with her family at her side. She was born September 9, 1951 in Toledo, Ohio the daughter of Frederick and Mary (Cutcher) Komorny.

            She is survived by her daughter, Connie (Butch Thigpen) Alford of Cape Coral, Fl, her son, Tom Alford of Toledo, OH, two granddaughters, her mother, Mary Komorny of Kimberly, two brothers: Jesse Komorny of Naples, FL, and Robert (Veronica) Komorny of Lamertville, MI, her sister, Suzanne (Mark) Poole of Naples, FL, and a special niece, Dawn Messer of Kimberly. Nancy is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

            She was preceded in death by her father, Frederick Komorny.

            The memorial service for Nancy will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1, 2006 at Jansen Fargo Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Wednesday from 6 p.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials to ThedaCare at Home Hospice appreciated.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Nancy A. Alford (SS# issued in OH), last residence Kimberly, Outagamie Co., WI.

 

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PATRICIA I. ALFORD BRIMLEY BURTON

 

JOURNAL SENTINEL

Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI—Sunday, 15 February 1998

 

            Burton, Patricia I. (Nee Alford). Born March 10, 1940. Departed this life Thurs. Feb. 12, 1998.

            She leaves to cherish her memory 8 children: David Brimley, Yolanda Brimley-Levy, Angela (Terry) Davis, Carmelita Brimley, Robert (Dawn) Brimley, Vernita (Timothy) Torosian, Ernest (Barbara) Burton, Elserita Burton. She also leaves 13 grandchildren, brothers, sisters and host of other relatives and friends.

            Funeral Services will be Thurs. Feb. 19, 11AM at Siloah Lutheran Church, 3721 N. 21st St. The wake will be held on Wed. Feb. 18 from 3-7 PM at Northwest Funeral Chapel, 6630 W. Hampton Ave.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list her death.

 

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RALPH ALFORD

 

HERALD TIMES REPORTER NEWS

Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., WI—Sunday, 6 September 2015

 

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            Ralph “Grandpa” Alford, 78, St. Nazianz, passed away peacefully Saturday, August 29, 2015, at home surrounded by family.

            Born June 28, 1937, in southern Illinois, he is the son of the late Harry and Aline Alford. He was a proud employee of Kankakee Electric Steel for many years. Ralph will be remembered for his love of horses, but most importantly, his family.

            Ralph is survived by one son and daughter-in-law; Chris and Jaye Alford of St. Nazainz; two grandsons, Cory and Cody; brothers, Virgil and Jack of New Mexico, Roger and Russell of Illinois; sisters, Helen Martin, Agnes Stokes, and Glenda Tippie, all of Illinois; several nieces and nephews.

            Preceded in death by three brothers, Darryl, George and Wayne Alford; and one sister, Dorothy Favors.

            Ralph’s family extends a special thank you to the caring staff of Aurora at Home Hospice; as well as our adopted family, Ken and Jen.

            Private family services will be held at a future date. Simply Cremation, Green Bay, (920) 431-0100 is serving the family. Visit www.simplycremationgb.com to share a condolence with the family.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records do not list his death.

            We included the obituaries of his brothers Darrel Harry Alford and George D. Alford in Illinois Obituaries.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of Andrew West Alford & Melissa A. Gillespie.

            His lineage: Ralph 1937 IL1, Harry 1905 IL2, Harmon Andrew 1873 KY3, Andrew West 1841 MS4.

 

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RALPH LAVERNE ALFORD

 

ROCKFORD MORNING STAR

Rockford, Winnegabo Co., IL—Thursday, 14 October 1971

 

DEERFIELD, Wis.—Ralph L. Alford, 62, rural Deerfield, died Tuesday [October 12] in Stoughton Hospital [Stoughton, Dane Co., WI] after a brief illness.

            He was a former Waterman [DeKalb Co.], Ill., resident.

            Survivors include his widow, Mildred; a son Robert, Sheboygan; his mother, Mrs. Dora Alford, Waterman, three sisters, Mrs. Thomas Brooks, Nevada, Iowa, Mrs. Adolph Miller, Aurora, Ill., and Mrs. Harry Heath, Brandon, Fla., and a granddaughter.

            Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Friday, in Nash Chapel, Waterman, with burial in North Clinton Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after 3 p.m. today.

 

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Photo from North Clinton Cemetery, Waterman, DeKalb Co., IL—www.findagrave.com

Permission granted by the photographer, C. Maybach (Stowitts)

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Ralph Alford (SS# issued in IL) was born 24 Feb 1909 and died _____ Oct 1971, last residence not listed.

            We included the obituary of his brother Harold Russell Alford in Illinois Obituaries.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Ralph Laverne 1909 IL1, Orville Benjamin 1872 IL2, Russell 1850 IL3, Clark Baker 1803 VT4, Ashley Owen 1770 VT5, Benedict 1716 CT6, Benedict 1688 CT7, Jeremiah 1655 CT8, Benedict 1619 England9, Thomas 1598 England10.

 

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ROBERT R. HALFORD

 

WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL

Madison, Dane Co., WI—Wednesday, 14 October 2009

 

WAUNAKEE—Robert R. Halford, age 57, of Waunakee, died peacefully at home on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009.

            He was born on Jan. 29, 1952, to George and Gertrude (Doherty) Halford at St. Michaels Hospital in Stevens Point. Robert worked for the Marc Center for 30 years located in Mount Horeb. He enjoyed playing many rounds of golf, playing sheepshead in the wee hours of the morning with his family, and enjoyed rustic vacations to Door County. He actively coached soccer, basketball and softball teams in the Waunakee area, and participated in many community service events.

            He is survived by his loving wife, Alana (Foster) Halford; a daughter, Janelle (Zach McNally); his mother-in-law, Bonnie Ebert all of Waunakee; two sisters, Patricia (John) Schulist of Middleton, and Mary (PJ) Krummey of St. Louis, Mo.; and two brothers, Thomas (Elena) Halford of Sacramento/ Los Angeles, Calif., and David (Nancy) Halford of Fitchburg.

            A memorial service will be held on Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at 5 p.m. at the Winn-Cress Funeral Home, 5785 Highway Q, Waunakee. The Rev. Sharon Cook will preside….

            In lieu of flowers, memorial may be made to National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth date of Robert Halford (SS# issued in WI), but list his death date as 12 Oct 2009, last residence not listed.

 

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ROSELIA MATILDE ALFORD JEWETT

 

Photo from her grandson Chris Jewett

 

CAPITAL TIMES

Madison, Dane Co., WI—Monday, 11 August 1924

 

            Mrs. Rose Alford-Jewett, 69, wife of Charles E. Jewett, died Sunday afternoon [August 10] at 2:30 at the family home, 311 N. Franklin st., after a brief illness.

            She was born Feb. 22, 1855 [sic] at Syracuse, N.Y. and was the daughter of the late Edmund and Rachel Alford of this city.

            Besides her husband, Mrs. Jewett is survived, by two daughters, Hattie Dean and Florence Alford, and a son, Floyd E. Jewett of Miles City Mont., four brothers, Jabe, Frank, William and Walter of this city, and one sister, Mrs. M.J. Paine, Kansas.

            Burial will be private and friends are asked to omit flowers.

 

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AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of her brother Frank Alford in this compilation. It includes additional genealogical information.

            Her lineage: Roselia Matilde 1854 NY1, Edmund 1820 England2.

 

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ROY ALFORD

 

KALAMAZOO GAZETTE

Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Co., MI—Sunday, 3 January 1897

 

ACCIDENT ON THE ICE

BOAT CONTAINING FOUR PERSONS BREAKS THROUGH

 

MADISON, Wis., Jan. 2—A sad accident occurred on Lake Monona Friday, resulting in the death of one of a party of four ice-boaters and the narrow escape of the other three from a lie fate.

            Roy Alford, the 17-year-old son of William H. Alford, a Madison marble dealer, and a nephew of ex-Mayor Jabe Alford, was the unfortunate young man who met his death.

            Alford, with three [sic] brother Harry, Alexander Morgan and Alice Nelson, went out upon the lake for an ice-boat ride. The wind and rain of the last few days has loosened the ice and made it unsafe in places. Just back of the electric lighting station the ice is little more than an inch in thickness. The boat went through at this place.

            Alford and the Nelson girl were thrown into the water. The latter was rescued, but the former became entangled in the sail and was forced below the surface. He was in the water twenty minutes before rescued. He still showed signs of life, and physicians were summoned and restoratives applied, but with no result, and he died within an hour.

            Alford was a popular young fellow with many friends. He was a memebe of the junior class at the Madison high school.

 

AAFA NOTES: Robert [sic], age 1 born WI, is listed on the 1880 census in Madison, Dane Co., WI, with his parents, William and Maggie, both and their parents born in England. On the 1900 census in Madison Ward 2: Wm. H. Alford, age 47 born Dec 1852 WI (parents born England), his wife Margaret, age 45 born Feb 1855 in WI (parents born Scotland), and son Harry, age 18 born Apr 1882 WI. William is a monuments salesman. Margaret has 2 children, 1 living. The 1910 census, Madison Ward 2, confirms these birth places.

 

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SHANTE DOUGLAS ALFORD

 

Northwest Funeral Chapel Inc.

Milwaukee, Dane Co., WI—_____ November 2011

 

 

            Shante Douglas Alford was born Aug 17, 1977 to the union of Ava Alford & Anthony Bates of Milw, WI. Shante received his formal education and his high school diploma from Craig Montessori High School. Shante received several certificates for carpentry and construction. Shante accepted Christ at an early age which helped to strengthen him in times of despair. Despite the trials and tribulations Shante faced, you could always count on him to greet you with a loving smile, hugs and a loving spirit. He enjoyed music, surfing the web, but most of all he enjoyed spending time with those he loved.

            Shante Douglas Alford departed this life on November 11, 2011. He was preceded in death by his parents Ava Alford and Anthony Bates both of Milwaukee, WI. Shante is survived by his grandparents, Douglas and Leona Alford: Aunts: Rhonda (Lambert) Alford, Suzy (Robert) Irving, Sonya (Tony) Cannady, Zelma (Lamonte) Fulbright, D’Anne (Damell) Alford. Uncles: Dell (Marlene) Alford of Milw, WI and Archie (Annette) Patton and a host of cousins, relatives, and friends.

            Service: Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2011.

            Cemetery: Valhalla Memorial Park.

 

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

            See the obituary of his mother, Ava M. “Dubbie” Alford, in this compilation.

 

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THELMA I. CHADEK ALVORD

 

HERALD TIMES REPORTER NEWS

Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., WI—22 May 2009

 

            Thelma I. Alvord, age 86, of 515 Riverview Drive, Manitowoc, died Wednesday May 20, 2009, at Shady Lane Nursing Care Center.

            Thelma was born Nov. 22, 1922, in Manitowoc, daughter of the late Steve and Ingabord (Bjornson) Chadek. She graduated from Lincoln High School with the class of 1940. Thelma married Lloyd E. Alvord on April 4, 1942, in Dubuque, Iowa. He preceded her in death Oct. 10, 2006.

            She was a member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church.

            Survivors include one daughter and son-in-law: Ann (George) Adelman, Manitowoc; three grandchildren: Jennifer (William) VanNuland, Appleton; Peter Adelman, Maine; Andrew (Hillary) Adelman, Manitowoc; two great grandchildren; Addie and Lydia VanNuland, Appleton. Nieces, nephews other relatives and frineds also survive.

            She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lloyd; one son: Peter Guy Alvord; four sisters and brothers-in-law: Edna (Bert) Hellwich, Mary Jane (Michael) O’Hearn, Clara (Scott) Knipp, and Shirley Ann (Rusty) Strauss; two brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Floyd (Laura) Ruzek; Berlin (Ruth) Schroeder; two sisters-in-law: Gladys Ruzek and Ellen Schroeder.

            Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 23, 2009, at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 2601 S. 10th St., Manitowoc. Rev. Brian Staude will officiate. Entombment will follow at Knollwood Mausoleaum.

            Relatives and friends may call at church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at 10:30 a.m. The Reinbold & Pfeffer Family Funeral Home of Manitowoc is assisting the Alvord family….

            The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff of Shady Lane Nursing Care Center for the compassionate care given to Thelma.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Thelma I. Alvord (SS# issued in WI), last residence Manitowoc, Manitowoc Co., WI.

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

 

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VICTOR ALFORD

 

JOURNAL SENTINEL

Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI—Monday, 21 January 2008

 

            Alford, Victor, age 69 years. January 13, 2008. Funeral services will be held Tuesday 11AM. In state Tuesday 10AM until time of services at: Northwest Funeral Chapel O’Bee, Ford & Frazier 6630 W. Hampton Ave. 414-462-6020.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records show that Victor Alford (SS# issued in WI) was born 27 Sept 1938.

 

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VIRGINIA I. “GINGER” HALLFORD BLAKLEY

 

WISCONSIN STATE JOURNAL

Madison, Dane Co., WI—2 December 2005

 

LODI—Virginia “Ginger” Blakley, age 68, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2005.

            She was born on Dec. 5, 1936, in Springfield, Ill., the daughter of the late Virgil and Helen (Martin) Hallford. On June 4, 1955, she was united in marriage to George “Dave” Blakley and he preceded her in death on Feb. 1, 1995. Ginger was a very active member of the Lodi United Methodist Church, the U.M.W. and the Okee Lend a Hand Club.

            She is survived by two children, Sherrie Orcholski and Shawn Blakley; three granddaughters, Megan and Tiffany Orcholski and Natalie Blakley; many other relatives; and friends. In addition to her husband Dave, she was preceded in death by her son-in-law, Gary Orcholski.

            Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, at the Lodi United Methodist Church in Lodi with the Rev. Scott Walters officiating. Visitation will be held from 3 p.m. until the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorials to the Lodi United Methodist Church or the U.M.W. Funeral services in Rochester, Ill. will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, at the Wilson Park Funeral Home with the Rev. Jack Swank officiating…. Interment will be at the Rochester cemetery.

            “Ginger was a true “people person” and never missed an opportunity to visit or share a meal. Despite her health challenges in her later years, she still tried to do it all with spunk and determination! Family was extremely important to her, especially in support of her granddaughters. She nurtured and treasured many friendships and often times put others needs before her own. But most of all she had a deep and abiding faith in her Lord, knowing that “He knew best and would take care of her.” She will be sorely missed within our midst, but always remembered within our hearts.”

            Hamre Funeral Home Lodi (608) 592-3201

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Taken by photographer KaryLou

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of Virginia I. Blakley (SS# issued in IL), last residence Lodi, Columbia Co., WI.

 

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WALTER HULBERT ALFORD

 

MILWAUKEE JOURNAL

Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI—Thursday, 6 February 1930

 

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ALFORD, MOTOR OFFICIAL, DEAD

HEART ATTACK FATAL TO NASHVICE PRESIDENT AND PHILANTHROPIST

 

KENOSHA, Wis.—All Kenosha factories and stores will close from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Friday as a last honor to Walter H. Alford, the best liked man in Kenosha, who died here Wednesday as the result of a heart attack suffered Monday.

            Mr. Alford, vice president of the Nash Motors Co. and one of the greatest philanthropists in Wisconsin, was regarded as this city’s leading citizen. The suspension of commercial and municipal activities is expected to result in a large attendance at the funeral. Services will be conducted at the Alford home, 6036 Eighth av. by the Rev. Kenneth D. Martin of St. Matthew’s Episcopal church starting at 2 p.m., with burial in Green Ridge cemetery.

 

In Kenosha 11 Years

 

            Mr. Alford came to Kenosha 11 years ago from Flint, Mich., to become vice president and comptroller of the Nash Motors Co. He had been vice president of the Buick Motor Co. under Charles W. Nash and was brought here by Mr. Nash after Mr. Nash had taken over the Thomas H. Jeffery Co. here.

            Much of the credit for the sound financial condition of the company was give Mr. Alford. He was born in Chitfield, Tex, and spent his boyhood in Wills Point, Tex. His financial training was obtained as comptroller of the St. Louis Gas & Light Co., whence he went to the Buick company in 1910.

            The philanthropic activities of Mr. Alford were varied and many of them were carried on without public knowledge. His gifts seldom were announced because he disliked publicity for his charitable work. He gave $100,000 to the local Y.M.C.A. two years ago and built the Alford building at the state Y.M.C.A. camp, Phantom lake, at a cost of $25,000.

 

Gifts Totaled $1,000,000

 

            A cripple himself, Mr. Alford was especially liberal with institutions for the crippled. He donated, his friends here said, to almost every institution for the unfortunates in the country. His gifts of this nature have been estimated to aggregate $1,000,000.

            No man in Kenosha was a more general favorite with all classes of people than Mr. Alford. He worked for the good of the city all the time he was here. When the present form of city government was adopted in 1921 he was elected to the council with the largest vote ever given any candidate for any public office in Kenosha. He was re-elected twice and was president of the council from 1921 until 1928, when, due to poor health, he refulsed to permit his name to go on the ballot.

 

Helped Civic Efforts

 

            Due to Mr. Alford’s efforts, new industries were brought here. In one instance, after the chamber of commerce had failed to raise $150,000 necessary to move a company here from Milwaukee, he advanced the money in order that Kenosha might not lose such a good addition to its industry.

            The civic efforts of Mr. Alford continued to the day he was stricken—in fact, will continue after his death in accordance with his wishes. He had had contracts drawn for the erection of a $300,000 building for the sole purpose of providing work for many unemployed men, and the announcement was to have been made Monday. The heart attack he suffered that day delayed the announcement, but he gave power of attorney and directed that the contracts be signed.

 

Society Ball Stopped

 

            Some of the Nash employes who have become wealthy through purchases of Nash stock owe their good fortune largely to Mr. Alford, for when the company gave employes this opportunity he added money for some who had no money with which to buy. He was largely responsible, also, for the company aiding some of its employes who were on the verge of ruin in the recent stock market debacle.

            Mr. Alford’s only near survivor is his wife, Gertrude. His only child, Ferrin, was killed in an automobile-train collision in December, 1928.

            Funeral services will be held at the Alford home Friday afternoon. The annual Elks ball, premiere society event of the year here and which was to have been held Wednesday night, has been called off in deference to Mr. Alford’s death.

 

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CAPITAL TIMES

Madison, Dane Co., WI—Thursday, 6 February 1930

 

W.H. AFFORD, NASH FINANCE ‘WIZARD,’ DEAD

HEART ATTACK FATAL TO PHILANTHROPIST; KENOSHA MOURNS

 

KENOSHA, Wis.—Walter H. Alford, 53, millionaire vice president and “financial wizard’’ of the Nash Motors Co., since its organization and one of Kenosha’s greatest philanthropists, died here Wednesday afternoon following a heart attack.

            He had been ill for two days. He suffered a heart attack Monday afternoon. His wife, Gertrude Alford, and C.W. Nash, president of the Nash Motors Co., were at the bedside when he died.

            Mr. Alford was identified with virtually every civic movement in Kenosha during the years be spent here. He was for five years president of the city council, receiving the highest vote ever accorded any candidate for any office in Kenosha. He was a director in many organizations, including the North Western road, the First National bank of Kenosha, the First National bank, and the Union Trust of Chicago.

            In philanthropies, Mr. Alford had given generously. It is estimated that his gifts to social agencies and to civic organizations reached a million dollars in the last five years. Outstanding among his gifts were $100,000 to the Kenosha Y.M.C.A., $400,000 to various church organizations in their building campaigns, thousands of dollars to Boy Scout and Girl Scout camps and organizations.

            Mr. Alford invested heavily in many local projects. On Monday plans were announced for the construction of a $300,000 Alford business block which he had decided to build at once to provide jobs for unemployed.

 

Kohler Sends Condolences

 

            In a telegram to Charles Nash, president of the Nash Motors Co., Racine, Gov. Kohler has expressed deep regret at the death of W.H. Alford, “financial wizard” and vice president of the company. The governor’s telegram is as follows:

            “I am greatly shocked to learn of the death of your vice-president, Walter Alford. His strong sense of civic duty and his outstanding business ability made him one of Wisconsin’s leading citizens; and he will be sorely missed. Please extend to the members of his family and to his business associates my sincerest sympathy.”

 

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CAPITAL TIMES

Madison, Dane Co., WI—Saturday, 8 February 1930

 

KENOSHA SILENT AS ALFORD IS BURIED

FACTORIES, STORES CLOSE DURING RITES FOR ‘JUDGE’; KOHLER ATTENDS

 

KENOSHA, Wis.—All Kenosha paid a silent tribute Friday to Walter H. Alford, financier, philanthropist and civic leader.

            While funeral services for “Judge” Alford were being conducted, all factories and stores closed, and thousands gathered before his home, where the funeral was held. Gov. Kohler was among those attending.

            Mr. Alford, reputed to be worth $30,000,000, died Wednesday of a heart attack. He was vice president of the Nash Motors Co.

 

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Permission granted by the photographer, Ann Day

 

AAFA NOTES: See the obituary of his son Ferrin Hulbert Alford in this compilation. We included the obituaries of father Albert Nelson Alford; and half-brother Frederick Fergus Alford Sr. in Texas Obituaries; and half-brother Thalbert Nelson Alford in District of Columbia Obituaries.

            Walter was the son of Albert Nelson Alford and his first wife, Sarah Cornelia Coleman.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Walter Hulbert 1876 TX1, Albert Nelson 1841 TX2, George G. 1793 NY3, George 1764 CT4, Benedict 1716 CT5, Benedict 1688 CT6, Jeremiah 1655 CT7, Benedict 1619 England8, Thomas 1598 England9.

 

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WILLIS J. “BILL” ALFORD

Cousin of Richard Melville Alford, AAFA #0633

 

[Although he died in WI, we are also including his obituary in Texas Obituaries because that was his main home.]

 

FLORENCE MINING NEWS

Florence, Florence Co., WI—June 1999

 

            Willis J. Alford, age 77, of Fern died Sunday June 13, 1999 at his home.

            Willis was born on May 28, 1922 in Waukegan, IL, son of the late Russ and Ellen (Nelson) Alford.

            Willis graduated from high school in Waukegan, and went on to attend Northwestern University where he received a degree in Chemical Engineering.

            He married the former Betty Elliott on October 20, 1945 in Oneida, New York. After being married they resided in Waukegan for a while before moving to Beaumont, TX. They spent their summers in Fern [Florence Co.]. Willis worked for the Unical Oil Co. as a Chemical Engineer, retiring from there.

            He leaves his wife Betty.

            Private family visitation and services were held at the Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home in Florence....

 

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NORTHWEST HERALD

Crystal Lake, McHenry Co., IL—Friday, 25 June 1999

 

FLORENCE, WIS.—Willis J. “Bill” Alford, 77, died Sunday, June 13, 1999, at his summer residence in Florence, Wis.

            He was a native of Waukegan and a graduate of Northwestern University in Evanston, with a degree in chemical engineering along with his commission from the Naval ROTC.

            Following his World War II service in the U.S. Navy, he joined the Pure Oil Company and moved to Crystal Lake when the research center. In 1966, when the Pure Oil Co. merged with Union Oil of California, he was transferred to Smiths Bluff refinery near Beaumont, Texas, where he was senior engineer until his retirement.

            While in Crystal Lake, he was a scoutmaster of Troop 168 at the First Congregational Church and led a contingent of local Boy Scouts at the National Jamboree in Colorado Springs, Colo.

            For 10 years, he was secretary-treasurer for the USS Reid (DD 369) survivors association. The destroyer Reid was sunk near the Philippines, and he completed his Navy service aboard the destroyer USS Aylwin and seaplane tender USS Salisbury Sound.

            Survivors include his wife of 54 years, Betty Jane.

            Memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church, Box 535, Florence, Wis., 54121 or to the Boy Scouts of America, Blackhawk Area Council.

 

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DAILY NEWS

Iron Mountain, Dickinson Co., MI—Monday, 14 June 1999

 

FLORENCE, WIS.—Willis J. Alford, 77, of W-5143 Birch Lane, Fern, Wis., died Sunday, June 13, 1999, at his home.

            Visitation and funeral services for the family were held at the Jacobs-Lundholm Funeral Home of Florence....

 

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THE PORT ARTHUR NEWS

Port Arthur, Jefferson Co., TX—Wednesday, 22 December 1965

 

 

PURE TRANSFERS 2 MEN TO AREA

Special to The News

 

NEDERLAND, Dec. 22—Robert F. Martindale and Willis J. Alford have been transferred to Smiths Bluff refinery in recent Pure Oil company moves, according to an announcement made by Clif Cooper, plant manager….

            Alford was a technologist with the company’s research laboratory in Crystal Lake, Ill….

            Alford has been assigned to the Technical department at Smiths Bluff. He graduated in chemical engineering from Northwestern university in 1943.

            He served in the Navy from July 1943 to June 1946 [or 1948—difficult to read], after which he began his employment at Pure’s research center. Mrs. Alford will join him in their new home in Beaumont after Jan. 1.

 

AAFA NOTES: SSDI records confirm the birth and death dates of W.J. Alford (SS# issued in IL), last residence Beaumont, Jefferson Co., TX.

            *See AAFA’s Published Genealogies, #2.

            His lineage: Willis J. 1922 IL1, Russell 1894 IL2, Ernest Cutler 1861 IA3, Wyllis Duane 1829 NY4, Orison 1806 NY5, Abner 1767 MA6, Elijah 1732 CT7, Josiah 1696 CT8, Josias 1649 CT9, Benedict 1619 England10, Thomas 1598 England11.

 

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WINNIE ALFORD

 

EAU CLAIRE LEADER

Eau Claire, Eau Claire Co., WI—Tuesday, 27 November 1906

 

            Mrs. B.C. Alford died Friday at Mrs. Kelly’s residence, No. 1120 South River street. Mrs. Alford had arrived here from her home at Gordon, Wis., on Thursday. She was attended by two physicians.

            She is survived by her husband, three sons and a daughter.

            The funeral took place Sunday.

 

AAFA NOTES: Her husband was Byron C. Alford, the son of William C. Alford and Rosetta Palmer. Byron’s first wife was Clyminia Loy.

            In 1900, Byron’s family is in Gordon, Douglas Co., WI: Byron C. Alford, age 50 born Oct 1849 in OH, married 9 years; his wife Winnie 52 born Sept 1847 in VA, married 9 years, 1 child, 1 living [very faint, possibly erased]; and daughter Blanche Dotson 20 born March 1880 in OH, single.

            In 1930, Byron is living with his daughter in Halls Lake, King Co., WA: Harvey E. Dotson, age 61 born IL; his wife Blanche L. 50 OH; and father-in-law Byron C. Alford 80 OH, widowed.

            From Washington, Deaths, 1883-1960 (Ancestry): Byron C. Alford died 1 Apr 1934, age 86, in Seattle, King Co., WA. His father was Wm. Alford.

            For more information about this family, see AAFA’s published genealogy, Known Descendants of William Alford b. before 1755 in CT.

            Her husband’s lineage: Byron C. 1849 OH1, William C. 1815 NY2, Zina 1789 NY3, William bef 1755 CT4.