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Catherine K Brinker Alford
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Birth: Dec. 23, 1838
Missouri, USA
Death: Oct. 9, 1925
Jackson County
Oregon, USA

Catharine Brinker Dec. 23, 1838, Missouri
died: October 9, 1929 Talent, Jackson county, Oregon

Albert and Catharine (Brinker) Alford, well known and successful farmers of Jackson
County. Mr. Alford was born in Missouri, May 4, 1833, and came to the Willamette Valley
with his parents in an ox team train in 1850. Thomas Alford , born in 1802 took up a
donation land claim which is now the location of the Thomas Alford Cemetery Association.
Thomas Alford (Uncle Tommy) also engaged in farming in Oregon for the rest of his life,
dying in 1895. Albert Alford located in Linn County with his people in 1850, where he
married Catharine Brinker in 1853. She had crossed the plains in the same wagon train as
he. In 1869, the Alfords moved to Jackson County and in 1874, settled at Talent where
he farmed until his death, Oct. 30, 1921. He was county commissioner of Jackson County
for several terms. Catharine Alford was born Dec. 23, 1838, also in Missouri. Her
mother died en route across the plains, and the daughter, Catharine, came to know the
hardships of pioneer life but possessed great ambition, especially for the educational
welfare of her children. An earnest Christian she gave devoted service to the Baptist
church and brought up her four children in the Christian faith. Her death occurred at
Talent, October 9, 1925.

Contributed by Jeanie Sawyer
Family links: 
  Albert Alford (1833 - 1921)
  Russell A Alford (1855 - 1926)*
  Moses Lafayette Alford (1857 - 1944)*
  Laura Alice Alford Willits (1859 - 1950)*
  Olive Amanda Alford Wolters (1862 - 1921)*
*Calculated relationship
Eastwood IOOF Cemetery
Jackson County
Oregon, USA
Created by: Larry Moore
Record added: May 07, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 36819331
Catherine K <i>Brinker</i> Alford
Added by: Larry Moore
Catherine K <i>Brinker</i> Alford
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