Wanda June Alford of Fort Smith [Sebastian Co.], Ark. Alford was buried in the Alford Family Plot at Oak Hill Cemetery in Red Bluff. See the obituaries of his wife, Betty Louise Stone Alford; and his sister Elaine Melvina Alford Owens in this compilation. A POLICE OFFICER FOUND IN THE STREET WITH A BULLET HOLE IN HIS TEMPLE LIVED SEVERAL HOURS, BUT NEVER REGAINED CONSCIOUSNESS. 6At 9 oclock this morning the body of night watchman John W. It is clearly a case of murder, which the officers are now investigating. Alford enforced the laws against keeping open the saloons of Watsonville after midnight, and the result was several arrests, one saloonkeeper forfeiting his license. Cause of the crash is being investigated by a military board. The neighbors liked him because he always took the widest circle, he said. It was what he did all his life and its what he did best. Alford is survived by his wife Betty Alford; his son Jim Alford, and his wife, Vicki, and their children, Quinn Roy and Abigail Paige, all of Red Bluff; his daughter Patti Ann Alford-Degrofft of Pendleton, Oregon and her husband Duane, and their children, Ryan and Tiah Jill. Jack) Elaine Owens and an aunt, Ethel Alford Peterson. ****************************************** JOHN WESLEY ALFORD THE RECORD-UNION Sacramento, Sacramento, CASunday, 7 February 1897 COWARDLY MURDER AT WATSONVILLE. He lived four hours after being shot, but never regained consciousness. The two other bodies were taken to Blythe, it is understood. He was recognized by the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service in 1959, when he was awarded California Rangeman of the Year. DAILY PRESS Riverside, Riverside Co., CAFriday, 20 August 1943 NAMES OF CRASH VICTIMS RELEASED Funeral arrangements for seven of the nine men killed in the crash Monday night of a four-motored bomber near Whitewater are being completed by the Preston funeral home in Riverside. He was honored by the group in 1980 for his contribution toward making the program a success for youths involved in agriculture.Louis and Milicent Murray of Georgia; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Sheriff Besse, who came from Santa Cruz, believes it to be a case of suicide, and so does Dr. The question as to whether the pistol had been recently fired, or whether it was Alfords custom to keep one chamber empty, will be investigated by the Deputy Coroner. SAN FRANCISCO CALL San Francisco, CA9 February 1897 WATSONVILLE, Cal., Feb.: SSDI records show that John Alvord (SS# issued in CA) was born and died _____ Feb 1984, last residence Joshua Tree, San Bernardino Co., CA. 8The inquest on the body of Night Watchman Alford, who was killed on Friday night, was not concluded to-day.
ALFORD DAILY PRESS Riverside, Riverside Co., CASaturday, 21 August 1943 Near Banning, Calif., Aug. The fact that no powder burns were found on the temple dissipates the suicide theory. Alford was 41 years old and leaves a widow and eight children.
From CA Deaths: John Edwin Alvord died on in San Bernardino Co. Paul Ward 2 (District 30), Ramsey Co., MN, dwelling #118: Justin L. The verdict of the jury could be taken to mean either suicide or murder without expressing the jurys opinion, as it merely stated the facts that were patent to the most casual observer that Alford came to his death by a gunshot wound and the jury did not know who fired the gun.
Paul, MN; married Elizabeth Philler Bunting on in St. He is buried in the Los Angeles National Cemetery as a U. 142 of The Burke and Alvord Memorial (1864), with his birth date and the notation that he went west. It seems that Jack Bodie was given six months in the County Jail or the privilege of leaving the county some time ago when arraigned on a charge of vagrancy. Officer Alford had threatened to arrest him if he ever returned, and as he had been seen last evening it is believed that Alford attempted to do his duty and was killed for his trouble. Miss Smith was detained for an interview by the Sheriff, but has since been dismissed on her own recognizance.
Some of his friends advised him to resign, fearing harm would result, and he said he would resign in the spring, when he expected to secure other employment.
Alford was found in front of Days saloon in Watsonville with a bullet wound in the temple. Bitter feeling was engendered among all the night rounders against Alford. He expired at 7 oclock without regaining consciousness. Jack Bode [sic] and Carrie Smith, who have figured in the justice courts here at different times in the past, are believed to know more of the officers death than they have revealed.