|Birth: ||May 8, 1848|
|Death: ||Apr. 15, 1922|
Charles F. Alford
Residence Palmyra IL;
Enlisted on 5/12/1864 as a Private.
On 5/31/1864 he mustered into "H" Co. IL 133rd Infantry
He was Mustered Out on 9/24/1864 at Camp Butler, Springfield, IL
Waverly, Morgan Co., IL
22 April 1922
C. Frank Alford, was born in the state of Georgia, May 8, 1848, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. B.S. Roberts, in Girard, Ill., Saturday, April 15, 1922, at the age of 73 years, 11 months and 7 days.
At the age of four years he came with his parents to Macoupin County, settling near the town of Palmyra, where he grew to manhood. At the young and tender age of 15 he heard his country call, and enlisted in Co. I, 133 Regiment Illinois Volunteers and served until he was honorably discharged at Nashville, Tenn., May 11th, 1865. Returning to his old hold, he followed his former vocation until December 12, 1869, when he was united in marriage with Sarah M. Conlee, and to this union were born three children: Allie, Anna and William: Allie dying in infancy, Anna, who is the wife of B.S. Roberts, and William F. Alford, still survive.
Mr. and Mrs. Alford lived happily together sharing each others joys and sorrows, until August 17, 1914, when the dear wife entered that peaceful rest. Mr. Alford was a man of sterling qualities. He despised hypocrisy in every form. The golden rule was his motto in life, and by living that law he endeared himself in the hearts of those who knew him best, for it can be said of him, his word was as good as his bond.
Since the death of his wife, Mr. Alford had lived with his son, Will Alford and family at their home two miles south of Girard, and had enjoyed good health until the early part of February, when he was stricken with a slight stroke of paralysis, and on March 1st was taken to St. John's hospital in Springfield. After three weeks of treatment there he was not improved, and was taken back to his home where he remained until a couple of weeks prior to his death, when he was taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. B.S. Roberts, in Girard.
Besides his son and daughter, he is survived by five grandchildren; two sisters, Mrs. Martha Wood of Stockton, Mo., and Mrs. Thomas Conlee, of Carlinville.
Funeral services were held Monday at the Baptist church in Girard, at 12:30 o'clock, in charge of Elder George W. Murray, and the remains brought to Waverly for interment in East Cemetery.
William Donald Alford (1817 - 1892)
Sarah M Conlee Alford (1847 - 1913)
Anna Elizabeth Alford Roberts (1874 - 1947)*
Charles Frank Alford (1848 - 1922)
Etta Mae Alford (1860 - 1915)*
Waverly East Cemetery
Maintained by: Pamela Thompson
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Jan 27, 2007
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