William Allen Alford1,2

M, #25601, b. 22 February 1896, d. 22 November 1967
Father*Benjamin Allen Alford1,2 b. 25 Feb 1865
Mother*Mary Bell Hosea1,2 b. 5 Aug 1870, d. 7 Nov 1955
Last Edited25 Jun 2019
     He was born on 22 February 1896 at Burnet County, Texas, USA.1,3 William married Lela Elizabeth Howard on 5 December 1920 at Brownwood, Brown County, Texas, USA.1,2,3,4
     He died on 22 November 1967 in a local hospital at Brownwood, Brown County, Texas, USA, at age 71.3,1,2
     The following selected information is extracted from his obituary. Survivor(s): Mrs W B Morris, Charlie M Alford, Jess L Alford, Preston B Alford, A E Alford, Mrs Roy Hitchcock and Mrs R H Shores.3 William Allen Alford was buried on 24 November 1967 at Trickham Cemetery, Trickham, Coleman County, Texas, USA.2,3
     In the obituary of Mary Bell Alford who died 7 November 1955, her son, W A Alford of Midland, was listed as a survivor.5
     In the obituary of George Thomas Alford who died 17 March 1958, his brother, William Alford of Abilene, was listed as a survivor.6
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared Brownwood Bulletin published in Brownwood, Texas, 23 November 1967 .3

     In the obituary of Lela Elizabeth Alford who died 15 March 1969, her husband, W A Alford was listed as predeceased.4

The following biographical information was shared , 30 June 2008:
William was born Feb 22 1896, Burnet, Burnet County, Texas. His was a Civil Service Employee. He married on Dec 5 1920, in Brownwood, Brown County, Texas, to Lela Elizabeth Howard, (born May 17 1903, Texas and died Mar 15 1969, Bell County, Texas, buried: Trickham Cemetery, Coleman Co., Texas) William died Nov 22 1967, Brownwood, Brown County, Texas,and was buried Nov 24 1967, Trickham Cemetery,Coleman County, Texas. The 1920 Brown Co. Census reports William as living at home with his mother, Mary Belle. His tombstone says "Texas Mech US Army WWI". He registered for the WW I draft on June 5, 1917 in Brownwood, Brown County, Texas.
(Ref: www.alfordassociation.org)
Provided by Thomas Nelson Jr.2,7

     June 2019 Research notes:
Why is Geri Alford not mentioned in the obituaries of William Allen Alford and Lela Elizabeth Howard? Is he the unnamed grandson referenced in both?3

Family

Lela Elizabeth Howard b. 17 May 1903, d. 15 Mar 1969
Marriage*William married Lela Elizabeth Howard on 5 December 1920 at Brownwood, Brown County, Texas, USA.1,2,3,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1686] Alford American Family Association, online Alford American Family Association, William Allen Alford - Obituary included in Texas Obituaries
    http://www.alfordassociation.org/OBITS/TXOBIT.htm. Hereinafter cited as AAFA.
  2. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi William Allen Alford.
  3. [S9818] Deaths and Funerals: William Allen Alford, Brownwood Bulletin, Brownwood, Texas, Nov 23, 1967, Page 2, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: William Allen Alford. Hereinafter cited as Brownwood Bulletin.
  4. [S9819] Deaths and Funerals: Alford, Lela Elizabeth, Brownwood Bulletin, Brownwood, Texas, Mar 17, 1969, Page 2, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Lela Elizabeth Alford. Hereinafter cited as Brownwood Bulletin.
  5. [S9811] Mrs. Mary B. Alford Claimed By Death; Funeral Wednesday, Brownwood Bulletin, Brownwood, Texas, Nov 8, 1955, Page 8, column 4 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Mary Bell Alford. Hereinafter cited as Brownwood Bulletin.
  6. [S9807] B'wood Reisents' Brother Dies Mon., Brownwood Bulletin, Brownwood, Texas, Mar 18, 1958, Page 1, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: George Alford. Hereinafter cited as Brownwood Bulletin.
  7. [S6964] Alford American Family Association, "Known Descendants of Isham Alford (1755-1832)", Jan 2009 (Texas). www.alfordassociation.org/GENEALOGY/ISH755NC.pdf PDF file, Page 89 and 90. Hereinafter cited as "Known Descendants of Isham Alford."
  8. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi William Allen Alford
    Assumin sibling Geri was male, then Maxine should be Mrs. Morris.
  9. [S1686] AAFA, online Alford American Family Association, Search this page for Ruby Maxine Alford Tolley.
  10. [S6967] Unknown title (Ruby Maxine Alford Tolley), Daily Telegram, Temple, TX, Mar 12, 2002 viewed at Alford American Family Association, Obituary: Ruby Maxine Tolley née Alford. Hereinafter cited as Daily Telegram.

Lela Elizabeth Howard1,2

F, #25602, b. 17 May 1903, d. 15 March 1969
Last Edited25 Jun 2019
     She was born on 17 May 1903 at Guadalupe County, Texas, USA.3,4 Lela married William Allen Alford on 5 December 1920 at Brownwood, Brown County, Texas, USA.1,5,6,4
     She died on 15 March 1969 at Temple, Bell County, Texas, USA, at age 65.5,2,4
     The following selected information is extracted from her obituary. Survivor(s): Mrs W B Morris. Predeceased: W A Alford.4 Lela Elizabeth Howard was buried at Trickham Cemetery, Trickham, Coleman County, Texas, USA.2
     In the obituary of William Allen Alford who died 22 November 1967, his wife, the former Lela Howard was listed as a survivor.6
     See the footnotes below for a link to her on-line obituary that appeared Brownwood Bulletin published in Brownwood, Texas, 17 March 1969 .4

     June 2019 Research notes:
Why is Geri Alford not mentioned in the obituaries of William Allen Alford and Lela Elizabeth Howard? Is he the unnamed grandson referenced in both?6

Family

William Allen Alford b. 22 Feb 1896, d. 22 Nov 1967
Marriage*Lela married William Allen Alford on 5 December 1920 at Brownwood, Brown County, Texas, USA.1,5,6,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1686] Alford American Family Association, online Alford American Family Association, William Allen Alford - Obituary included in Texas Obituaries
    http://www.alfordassociation.org/OBITS/TXOBIT.htm. Hereinafter cited as AAFA.
  2. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi Lela Elizabeth Howard Alford.
  3. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: William Allen Alford.
  4. [S9819] Deaths and Funerals: Alford, Lela Elizabeth, Brownwood Bulletin, Brownwood, Texas, Mar 17, 1969, Page 2, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Lela Elizabeth Alford. Hereinafter cited as Brownwood Bulletin.
  5. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi William Allen Alford.
  6. [S9818] Deaths and Funerals: William Allen Alford, Brownwood Bulletin, Brownwood, Texas, Nov 23, 1967, Page 2, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: William Allen Alford. Hereinafter cited as Brownwood Bulletin.
  7. [S4199] "Find A Grave", online Find A Grave search page: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi William Allen Alford
    Assumin sibling Geri was male, then Maxine should be Mrs. Morris.
  8. [S1686] AAFA, online Alford American Family Association, Search this page for Ruby Maxine Alford Tolley.
  9. [S6967] Unknown title (Ruby Maxine Alford Tolley), Daily Telegram, Temple, TX, Mar 12, 2002 viewed at Alford American Family Association, Obituary: Ruby Maxine Tolley née Alford. Hereinafter cited as Daily Telegram.

Ruby Maxine Alford1,2

F, #25603, b. circa 1923, d. 23 February 2002
Father*William Allen Alford3,1,4,2 b. 22 Feb 1896, d. 22 Nov 1967
Mother*Lela Elizabeth Howard3,1,4,2 b. 17 May 1903, d. 15 Mar 1969
Last Edited25 Jun 2019
     She was born circa 1923 at Brownwood, Brown County, Texas, USA.2
     She died on 23 February 2002 at Port Townsend, Washington, USA.2
     The following selected information is extracted from her obituary.2
     In the obituary of William Allen Alford who died 22 November 1967, his daughter Maxine, Mrs W B Morris of Temple, was listed as a survivor.5
     In the obituary of Lela Elizabeth Alford who died 15 March 1969, her daughter Maxine, Mrs W B Morris of Temple, was listed as a survivor.6 She was cremated after 23 February 2002 at Kosec Funeral Home, Port Townsend, Washington, USA.7
     See the footnotes below for a link to her on-line obituary that appeared Temple Daily Telegram published in Temple, Texas, 12 March 2002 .2

Citations

  1. [S1686] Alford American Family Association, online Alford American Family Association, Search this page for Ruby Maxine Alford Tolley. Hereinafter cited as AAFA.
  2. [S6967] Unknown title (Ruby Maxine Alford Tolley), Daily Telegram, Temple, TX, Mar 12, 2002 viewed at Alford American Family Association, Obituary: Ruby Maxine Tolley née Alford. Hereinafter cited as Daily Telegram.
  3. [S1686] AAFA, online Alford American Family Association, William Allen Alford - Obituary included in Texas Obituaries
    http://www.alfordassociation.org/OBITS/TXOBIT.htm
  4. [S4199] Find A Grave memorial page , Find A Grave, Find A Grave search page; "A database submitted by individuals supposedly of cemetery interments, often from grave memorials or cemetery records and often supplemented by other information, generally without identification of the sources except when a tombstone photo is included."; cited as "Find A Grave., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi William Allen Alford
    Assumin sibling Geri was male, then Maxine should be Mrs. Morris.
  5. [S9818] Deaths and Funerals: William Allen Alford, Brownwood Bulletin, Brownwood, Texas, Nov 23, 1967, Page 2, column 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: William Allen Alford. Hereinafter cited as Brownwood Bulletin.
  6. [S9819] Deaths and Funerals: Alford, Lela Elizabeth, Brownwood Bulletin, Brownwood, Texas, Mar 17, 1969, Page 2, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Lela Elizabeth Alford. Hereinafter cited as Brownwood Bulletin.
  7. [S6967] Daily Telegram, Mar 12, 2002, Search this page for Ruby Maxine Alford Tolley.

Charles Smith1

M, #25605
Last Edited9 May 2010
     Charles married Josie Whiteside.1

Family

Josie Whiteside
Child

Citations

  1. [S1686] Alford American Family Association, online Alford American Family Association, Eva Smith Alford - Obituary included in Texas Obituaries
    http://www.alfordassociation.org/OBITS/TXOBIT.htm. Hereinafter cited as AAFA.

Josie Whiteside1

F, #25606
Last Edited9 May 2010
     Josie married Charles Smith.1

Family

Charles Smith
Child

Citations

  1. [S1686] Alford American Family Association, online Alford American Family Association, Eva Smith Alford - Obituary included in Texas Obituaries
    http://www.alfordassociation.org/OBITS/TXOBIT.htm. Hereinafter cited as AAFA.

Elton Clyde Alford1

M, #25614, b. 1894, d. 8 February 1967
Father*Julius Ceasar Alford1 b. 1864
Mother*Melissa Anderson1
Last Edited25 Jun 2019
     He was born in 1894 at Texas, USA.1 Elton married Viola Sawyer circa December 1920.2,1
     He died on 8 February 1967 in a veteran's hospital at Big Spring, Howard County, Texas, USA.3

Family

Viola Sawyer b. 11 May 1901, d. 23 Nov 1975
Children

Citations

  1. [S1686] Alford American Family Association, online Alford American Family Association, Hollis Wilton Alford - Obituary included in Texas Obituaries
    http://www.alfordassociation.org/OBITS/TXOBIT.htm. Hereinafter cited as AAFA.
  2. [S9808] Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Alford Honored With Open House, Brownwood Bulletin, Brownwood, Texas, Dec 28, 1955, Page 6, columns 1 & 2 viewed at Newspapers.com, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Alford Honored With Open House. Hereinafter cited as Brownwood Bulletin.
  3. [S9817] Deaths and Funerals: Elton C. Alford, Brownwood Bulletin, Brownwood, Texas, Feb 9, 1967, Page 2, column 3 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Elton C. Alford. Hereinafter cited as Brownwood Bulletin.

Julius Ceasar Alford1

M, #25615, b. 1864
Father*Marmaduke Alford1 b. 1833
Last Edited10 May 2010
     Julius married Melissa Anderson.1 He was born in 1864 at Texas, USA.1

Family

Melissa Anderson
Child

Citations

  1. [S1686] Alford American Family Association, online Alford American Family Association, Hollis Wilton Alford - Obituary included in Texas Obituaries
    http://www.alfordassociation.org/OBITS/TXOBIT.htm. Hereinafter cited as AAFA.

Marmaduke Alford1

M, #25616, b. 1833
Father*John Alford1 b. 1801
Last Edited10 May 2010
     He was born in 1833 at Alabama, USA.1

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S1686] Alford American Family Association, online Alford American Family Association, Hollis Wilton Alford - Obituary included in Texas Obituaries
    http://www.alfordassociation.org/OBITS/TXOBIT.htm. Hereinafter cited as AAFA.

John Alford1

M, #25617, b. 1801
Last Edited10 May 2010
     He was born in 1801 at North Carolina, USA.1

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S1686] Alford American Family Association, online Alford American Family Association, Hollis Wilton Alford - Obituary included in Texas Obituaries
    http://www.alfordassociation.org/OBITS/TXOBIT.htm. Hereinafter cited as AAFA.

Julius C Alford1

M, #25618, b. 1797
Father*Jacob Alford1 b. 1761
Last Edited10 May 2010
     He was born in 1797 at Georgia, USA.1

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S1686] Alford American Family Association, online Alford American Family Association, Amos Ponder Alford - Obituary included in Texas Obituaries
    http://www.alfordassociation.org/OBITS/TXOBIT.htm. Hereinafter cited as AAFA.

Jacob Alford1

M, #25619, b. 1761
Father*Julius Alford1 b. 1717
Last Edited10 May 2010
     He was born in 1761 at North Carolina, USA.1

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S1686] Alford American Family Association, online Alford American Family Association, Amos Ponder Alford - Obituary included in Texas Obituaries
    http://www.alfordassociation.org/OBITS/TXOBIT.htm. Hereinafter cited as AAFA.

Julius Alford1

M, #25620, b. 1717
Father*James Alford1 b. 1687
Last Edited10 May 2010
     He was born in 1717 at Virginia, USA.1

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S1686] Alford American Family Association, online Alford American Family Association, Amos Ponder Alford - Obituary included in Texas Obituaries
    http://www.alfordassociation.org/OBITS/TXOBIT.htm. Hereinafter cited as AAFA.