Willie Lawrence Alford1,2,3,4,5

M, #23861, b. 26 April 1916, d. 5 May 2000
Father*Lawrence Allen Alford2,3 b. 11 Mar 1879, d. 18 Oct 1963
Mother*Margurite Alice Swanzy2,3 b. 8 Apr 1881, d. 24 Feb 1951
Last Edited17 Jun 2019
     Willie was born on 26 April 1916 in Smith County, Texas, USA, assuming this is the correct Willie Alford.3,6,7 He died on 5 May 2000 in his memorial page on the web site of, Kountze Nursing Home, Hardin County, Texas, USA, at age 84.4,5
     In the obituary of Mrs Laurence Alford who died 24 February 1951, her son, W L Alford of Koontz, Texas, was listed as a survivor.8

Census Data

     Willie appeared on the 1920 Federal Census Shelby County, Texas in the household of his parents, L A Alford and Maggie Alford.3

Citations

  1. Assuming Willie L and Willie Lawrence are the same individual.
  2. [S2247] L K Worsham, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10691355/, L K Worsham (Katie, TX), downloaded viewed July 11, 2009, Willie L ALFORD.
  3. [S2252] L A Alford household, Feb 10, 1920 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, ustice Precinct 3, Shelby; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 189;, Ancestry.com Roll: T625_1846; Image: 828.
  4. [S1448] Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 (Publisher: Texas Department of Health), Ancestry.com, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000; "An ancestry.com index of Texas deaths with a link to VitalChek for copies of the original record"; cited as "Texas Death Index., Name: Willie Lawrence Alford.
  5. [S1686] Alford American Family Association, online Alford American Family Association, Willie Lawrence Alford - Obituary included in Texas Obituaries. Hereinafter cited as AAFA.
  6. [S1446] Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997, online Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997, Name: Willie Alford. Hereinafter cited as TX Birth Index - 1903-1997.
  7. [S1452] Texas, Marriage Index, 1824-2014, online Texas, Marriage Index, 1824-2014, Willie L Alford & Opal Green. Hereinafter cited as TX Marriage Index.
  8. [S9780] Mrs. Laurence Alford, The Times, Shreveport, Louisiana, Feb 25, 1951, Page 6, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mrs. Laurence Alford. Hereinafter cited as The Times.

Irma L Alford1,2,3

F, #23862, b. circa 1904
Father*Lawrence Allen Alford1,2,3 b. 11 Mar 1879, d. 18 Oct 1963
Mother*Margurite Alice Swanzy1,2,3 b. 8 Apr 1881, d. 24 Feb 1951
Last Edited28 Sep 2015
     Irma was born circa 1904 in Texas, USA.1,2,3
     Which of her daughters was Mrs. Ellis Sewell, and which was Mrs. John R. Williamson?4

Census Data

     Irma appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Joaquin, Shelby County, Texas in the household of her parents, Lawrence Alford and Maggie Alford.3

Irma L appeared on the 1920 Federal Census Shelby County, Texas in the household of her parents, L A Alford and Maggie Alford.2

Citations

  1. [S2247] L K Worsham, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10691355/, L K Worsham (Katie, TX), downloaded viewed July 11, 2009, Irma L ALFORD.
  2. [S2252] L A Alford household, Feb 10, 1920 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, ustice Precinct 3, Shelby; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 189;, Ancestry.com Roll: T625_1846; Image: 828.
  3. [S2253] Lawrence Alford household, 18 Apr 1910 Household Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Justice Precinct 4, Shelby, Texas; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 150, Ancestry.com Roll: T624_1588; Image: 848.
  4. [S9780] Mrs. Laurence Alford, The Times, Shreveport, Louisiana, Feb 25, 1951, Page 6, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mrs. Laurence Alford. Hereinafter cited as The Times.

Verna Alford1,2,3

F, #23863
Father*Lawrence Allen Alford1,2,3 b. 11 Mar 1879, d. 18 Oct 1963
Mother*Margurite Alice Swanzy1,2,3 b. 8 Apr 1881, d. 24 Feb 1951
Last Edited6 Oct 2016
     Verna was born circa 1906 in Texas, USA.1,2,3
     Which of her daughters was Mrs. Ellis Sewell, and which was Mrs. John R. Williamson?4

Census Data

     Verna appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Joaquin, Shelby County, Texas in the household of her parents, Lawrence Alford and Maggie Alford.3

Verna appeared on the 1920 Federal Census Shelby County, Texas in the household of her parents, L A Alford and Maggie Alford.2

Citations

  1. [S2247] L K Worsham, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10691355/, L K Worsham (Katie, TX), downloaded viewed July 11, 2009, Verna ALFORD.
  2. [S2252] L A Alford household, Feb 10, 1920 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, ustice Precinct 3, Shelby; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 189;, Ancestry.com Roll: T625_1846; Image: 828.
  3. [S2253] Lawrence Alford household, 18 Apr 1910 Household Census, Provo, Utah, USA, Justice Precinct 4, Shelby, Texas; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 150, Ancestry.com Roll: T624_1588; Image: 848.
  4. [S9780] Mrs. Laurence Alford, The Times, Shreveport, Louisiana, Feb 25, 1951, Page 6, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com,, Obituary: Mrs. Laurence Alford. Hereinafter cited as The Times.

Lorena Gilmore1,2,3

F, #23864, b. 20 November 1915, d. 8 August 1990
Father*M B Gilmore3
Last Edited10 Nov 2018
     Lorena was born on 20 November 1915 in Slocum, Texas, USA.3 Lorena married Elward Baldy Alford on 28 January 1938 in Shelby County, Texas, USA.1,4,2 She died on 8 August 1990 in Henderson County, Texas, USA, at age 74.5,3
     The following information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): E B Alford and M B Gilmore.3
     Lorena Gilmore was listed as a survivor in the obituary of Elward Baldy Alford who died 1 February 2006, Wife.6,7

Family

Elward Baldy Alford b. 29 Oct 1912, d. 1 Feb 2006

Citations

  1. [S2247] L K Worsham, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10691355/, L K Worsham (Katie, TX), downloaded viewed July 11, 2009, Elwin B ALFORD and Lorena Gilmore.
  2. [S2828] The Grooms of Shelby County- 1882 - 1999, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Marriages/…, E B Alford Jr. and Lorena Gilmore. Hereinafter cited as Grroms of Shelby County.
  3. [S1686] Alford American Family Association, online Alford American Family Association, Search using CTRL F to find the obituary of Lorena Gilmore Alford. Hereinafter cited as AAFA.
  4. [S1446] Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997, online Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997, Name: Elward Kendall Alford. Hereinafter cited as TX Birth Index - 1903-1997.
  5. [S1448] Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 (Publisher: Texas Department of Health), Ancestry.com, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000; "An ancestry.com index of Texas deaths with a link to VitalChek for copies of the original record"; cited as "Texas Death Index., Name: Lorena Alford.
  6. [S8019] Eric Clarence Alford, The Champion, Center, TX, no date given viewed at Alford American Family Association,, Search using CTRL F to find the obituary transcription of Eric Clarence Alford. Hereinafter cited as The Champion.
  7. [S4208] U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 (Publisher: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs), Ancestry.com, U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010; "Original data: Beneficiary Identification Records Locator Subsystem (BIRLS) Death File. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs."; cited as "BIRLS Death File., Name: Elward Alford
    Gender:     Male
    Birth Date:     29 Oct 1912
    Death Date:     1 Feb 2006
    Branch 1:     NAVY
    Enlistment Date 1:     9 Dec 1943
    Release Date 1:     28 Dec 1945.

James Henry Holliday1

M, #23871, b. 1872, d. 1945
Last Edited11 Apr 2010
     James was born in 1872.1 James married Lora Ann Alford on 11 October 1891 in Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA.2,3,4 James Henry Holliday was buried in Joaquin Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas, USA.1 He died in 1945.1
     James Henry Holliday was also known as Henry Holiday.4 James Henry Holliday was also known as J H Holiday.2

Family

Lora Ann Alford b. 27 Feb 1873, d. 15 May 1926
Children

Citations

  1. [S2832] Joaquin Cemetery, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, James Henry Holliday. Hereinafter cited as Joaquin Cemetery.
  2. [S2247] L K Worsham, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10691355/, L K Worsham (Katie, TX), downloaded viewed July 11, 2009, Lora ALFORD and J H Holiday.
  3. [S2825] The Brides of Shelby County- 1882 - 1999, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Marriages/…, Lora Alford and J H Holiday. Hereinafter cited as Brides of Shelby County.
  4. [S2829] Magnum Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, Black, Willie. Hereinafter cited as Magnum Funeral Home.
  5. [S2829] Magnum Funeral Home, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, Holliday, Benjamin.

Charles Rufus Doggett1,2

M, #23872, b. 19 December 1872, d. 28 March 1919
Father*Abner W Doggett3 b. 3 Jun 1846, d. 3 May 1898
Mother*Florence Caldwell4 b. 8 Oct 1846, d. 23 Dec 1916
Last Edited11 Dec 2011
     Charles was born on 19 December 1872 in Georgia, USA.1,5 Charles married Zula Land Alford on 22 November 1894 in Shelby County, Texas, USA.1,2 He died on 28 March 1919 in Dallas County, Texas, USA, at age 46.1,6,5 Charles Rufus Doggett was buried in Rather Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas, USA.1,5

Family

Zula Land Alford b. 29 Jan 1875, d. 20 Aug 1947
Children

Citations

  1. [S2247] L K Worsham, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10691355/, L K Worsham (Katie, TX), downloaded viewed July 11, 2009, Zula Land ALFORD and Charles Rufus Doggett.
  2. [S2825] The Brides of Shelby County- 1882 - 1999, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Marriages/…, Jula Alford and Charles Rufus Doggett. Hereinafter cited as Brides of Shelby County.
  3. [S3511] John Page, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/915493, John Page (Claremont, North Carolina), downloaded viewed Dec 11, 2011, Abner W DOGGETT.
  4. [S3511] John Page, viewed Dec 11, 2011, Florence CALDWELL.
  5. [S2824] Rather Cemetery, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Doggett, C. R. - Husb. of Zula Doggett. Hereinafter cited as Rather Cemetery.
  6. [S1448] Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 (Publisher: Texas Department of Health), Ancestry.com, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000; "An ancestry.com index of Texas deaths with a link to VitalChek for copies of the original record"; cited as "Texas Death Index., Name: C. R. Doggett.
  7. [S2247] L K Worsham, viewed July 11, 2009, Carl Morgan Doggett.
  8. [S2886] Francis Tucker Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Tucker/…, Doggett, Carl Morgan. Hereinafter cited as Francis Tucker Funeral Home.
  9. [S2247] L K Worsham, viewed July 11, 2009, Bernice Doggett.
  10. [S2247] L K Worsham, viewed July 11, 2009, Bonnie Lee Doggett.

Carl Morgan Doggett1,2

M, #23873, b. 13 February 1896, d. 26 December 1952
Father*Charles Rufus Doggett1,2 b. 19 Dec 1872, d. 28 Mar 1919
Mother*Zula Land Alford1,2 b. 29 Jan 1875, d. 20 Aug 1947
Last Edited18 Apr 2010
     Carl was born on 13 February 1896 in Texas, USA.1,2 He died on 26 December 1952 in Shelby County, Texas, USA, at age 56.1,3,2 He was buried in Rather (Hurstown) Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas, USA.1,2

Citations

  1. [S2247] L K Worsham, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10691355/, L K Worsham (Katie, TX), downloaded viewed July 11, 2009, Carl Morgan Doggett.
  2. [S2886] Francis Tucker Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Tucker/…, Doggett, Carl Morgan. Hereinafter cited as Francis Tucker Funeral Home.
  3. [S1448] Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 (Publisher: Texas Department of Health), Ancestry.com, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000; "An ancestry.com index of Texas deaths with a link to VitalChek for copies of the original record"; cited as "Texas Death Index., Name: Carl Morgan Doggett.

Bernice Thelma Doggett1,2

F, #23874, b. 1898
Father*Charles Rufus Doggett1 b. 19 Dec 1872, d. 28 Mar 1919
Mother*Zula Land Alford1 b. 29 Jan 1875, d. 20 Aug 1947
Last Edited12 Jul 2009
     Bernice was born in 1898 in Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA.1

Citations

  1. [S2247] L K Worsham, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10691355/, L K Worsham (Katie, TX), downloaded viewed July 11, 2009, Bernice Doggett.
  2. [S1446] Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997, online Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997, Name: William Nelson Presswood. Hereinafter cited as TX Birth Index - 1903-1997.

Bonnie Lee Doggett1

F, #23877, b. 1902
Father*Charles Rufus Doggett1 b. 19 Dec 1872, d. 28 Mar 1919
Mother*Zula Land Alford1 b. 29 Jan 1875, d. 20 Aug 1947
Last Edited12 Jul 2009
     Bonnie was born in 1902 in Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA.1

Citations

  1. [S2247] L K Worsham, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10691355/, L K Worsham (Katie, TX), downloaded viewed July 11, 2009, Bonnie Lee Doggett.

John Isham Alford1,2,3,4

M, #23878, b. 18 February 1881, d. 26 February 1960
Father*Baldy A Alford1,3 b. 4 Mar 1852, d. 6 May 1909
Mother*Mary C Land1,3 b. 29 Sep 1855, d. 25 Nov 1916
Last Edited8 May 2010
     John was born on 18 February 1881 in Milam, Sabine County, Texas, USA.1,2,3 John married Lee Ella Swanzy.1 He died on 26 February 1960 in Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA, at age 79.1,2,3 John Isham Alford was buried on 28 February 1960 in Rather Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas, USA.1,2,3

Family

Lee Ella Swanzy b. 9 Apr 1883, d. 20 Mar 1972
Children

Citations

  1. [S2247] L K Worsham, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10691355/, L K Worsham (Katie, TX), downloaded viewed July 11, 2009, John I Alford & Lee Ella Swanzy.
  2. [S2824] Rather Cemetery, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, John I. Alford. Hereinafter cited as Rather Cemetery.
  3. [S2886] Francis Tucker Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Tucker/…, Alford, John I.. Hereinafter cited as Francis Tucker Funeral Home.
  4. [S1686] Alford American Family Association, online Alford American Family Association, Search using CTRL F to find the obituary of Alba Bertie Alford. Hereinafter cited as AAFA.
  5. [S2247] L K Worsham, viewed July 11, 2009, Eric Clarence Alford & Lorena ?
  6. [S2254] Mangum Funeral Home, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/mangum/…, Alford, Eric Clarence. Hereinafter cited as Mangum Funeral Home.
  7. [S1686] AAFA, online Alford American Family Association, Eric Clarence Alford - Obituary included in Texas Obituaries.
  8. [S2247] L K Worsham, viewed July 11, 2009, John Robert Alford & Artie B Furlow.
  9. [S2829] Magnum Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, Alford, John Robert. Hereinafter cited as Magnum Funeral Home.
  10. [S1686] AAFA, online Alford American Family Association, Search using CTRL F to find the obituary of Lee Ella Swanzy Alford.

Eric Clarence Alford1,2,3,4

M, #23879, b. 28 May 1904, d. 8 August 1968
Father*John Isham Alford1,2,4 b. 18 Feb 1881, d. 26 Feb 1960
Mother*Lee Ella Swanzy1,2,4 b. 9 Apr 1883, d. 20 Mar 1972
Last Edited20 Nov 2017
     Eric was born on 28 May 1904 in Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA.1,2,3 Eric married Lorena Belle Holt.1,2,5,4 He died on 8 August 1968 in Center, Shelby County, Texas, at age 64.1,2,6,7 Eric Clarence Alford was buried on 10 August 1968 in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA.1,2,3
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared in the newspaper The Champion published in Center, Texas, circa 11 August 1968 .8

Family

Lorena Belle Holt b. 27 Jul 1911, d. 27 Jun 1992

Citations

  1. [S2247] L K Worsham, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10691355/, L K Worsham (Katie, TX), downloaded viewed July 11, 2009, Eric Clarence Alford & Lorena ?
  2. [S2254] Mangum Funeral Home, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/mangum/…, Alford, Eric Clarence. Hereinafter cited as Mangum Funeral Home.
  3. [S2837] Oaklawn Cemetery, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Eric C. Alford h/o Lorena Holt Alford. Hereinafter cited as Oaklawn Cemetery.
  4. [S1686] Alford American Family Association, online Alford American Family Association, Eric Clarence Alford - Obituary included in Texas Obituaries. Hereinafter cited as AAFA.
  5. [S2837] Oaklawn Cemetery, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Lorena Holt Alford & Eric C. Alford.
  6. [S2837] Oaklawn Cemetery, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Eric C. Alford h/o Lorena Holt Alford (note the transcription error in the year of his death).
  7. [S1686] AAFA, online Alford American Family Association.
  8. [S8019] Eric Clarence Alford, The Champion, Center, TX, no date given viewed at Alford American Family Association,, Search using CTRL F to find the obituary transcription of Eric Clarence Alford. Hereinafter cited as The Champion.

Lorena Belle Holt1,2,3

F, #23880, b. 27 July 1911, d. 27 June 1992
Father*Milton Franklin Holt3
Mother*Comella Jane Estes3
Last Edited8 May 2010
     Lorena was born on 27 July 1911 in San Augustine, Texas, USA.4,3 Lorena married Eric Clarence Alford.1,5,4,6 She died on 27 June 1992 at age 80.4 Lorena Belle Holt was buried in Oaklawn Memorial Park, Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA.3,4
     Lorena Belle Holt was listed as a survivor in the obituary of Eric Clarence Alford who died 8 August 1968, Wife.1,5,7,8

Family

Eric Clarence Alford b. 28 May 1904, d. 8 Aug 1968

Citations

  1. [S2247] L K Worsham, online http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/10691355/, L K Worsham (Katie, TX), downloaded viewed July 11, 2009, Eric Clarence Alford & Lorena ?
  2. [S2837] Oaklawn Cemetery, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Lorena Holt Alford w/o Eric C. Alford. Hereinafter cited as Oaklawn Cemetery.
  3. [S2892] Bartle Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Bartle/…, Alford, Lorena Belle. Hereinafter cited as Bartle Funeral Home.
  4. [S2837] Oaklawn Cemetery, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Lorena Holt Alford & Eric C. Alford.
  5. [S2254] Mangum Funeral Home, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/mangum/…, Alford, Eric Clarence. Hereinafter cited as Mangum Funeral Home.
  6. [S1686] Alford American Family Association, online Alford American Family Association, Eric Clarence Alford - Obituary included in Texas Obituaries. Hereinafter cited as AAFA.
  7. [S2837] Oaklawn Cemetery, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/cem_pics/…, Eric C. Alford h/o Lorena Holt Alford (note the transcription error in the year of his death).
  8. [S1686] AAFA, online Alford American Family Association.