Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Forget Me Not: Julius C. Alford, 1937

Julius Ceaser Alford

15 January 1855 LA – 11 April 1937

Son of Warren Jackson Alford & Celia Ann Lewis

Husband of Sarah Elizabeth Fortenberry


My First Cousin, 3x Removed

J. C. Alford, 82, Dies at Progress


Julius C. Alford, eighty – two years old, died at his home in Progress community April the eleventh. Mr. Alford was a faithful member of the Baptist Church and lived in Pike county most of his life. 


He leaves  his wife and seven children, 

E. C. [Elmer C. Alford]

H. Victor [Hollis Victor Alford]

Talmadge [Dewitt Talmadge Alford] 

and Mrs. Losia Simmons [Losia Irene Alford] of Progress;

 Mrs. Ada Ball of Osyka; 

Mrs. John Burris of Smithdale; 

and H. E. Alford [Hugh Edwin Alford] of Washington, D. C.; 

fifteen grnadchildren and four great grandchildren. One brother, the Rev. N. E. Alford [Needham Edwin Alford] of Magnolia, and one sister of McComb, [Laura Ann Alford Fortenberry] besides a host of other relatives and friends to mourn his loss.


He was buried in Silver Springs cemetery, with Kennedy Funeral Home in charge.

My records also show another daughter, Floy Maudlina Alford, 11 Apr 1903 - 1919.

Source: J. C. Alford, 82, Dies at Progress. (McComb, MS: McComb Daily Journal, 21 April 1937) 3; digital image, Newspapers.com: accessed February 2023. 




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