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Ruby Thelma Alford
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Birth: Sep. 18, 1904
Murfreesboro
Pike County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Apr. 25, 1927
Oklahoma City
Oklahoma County
Oklahoma, USA

PURCELL REGISTER
Purcell, McClain Co., OKó1 May 1927
Included in AAFA ACTION, Summer 2003


Miss Thelma Alford died Monday, April 25


Miss Thelma died in Oklahoma City hospital following an operation for gall stones. Miss Alford was apparently well Friday but took sick Saturday and it was determined to take her to Oklahoma City for an operation. She went through the operation but died soon afterward.
The remains were brought to Purcell by Mr. B.H. Rackley and prepared for burial. Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at 10:00 o'clock at the Christian church....
Miss Ruby Thelma Alford was born September 18, 1904, in Murfreesboro, Arkansas, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.N. Alford. She made her home in Murfeesboro until 1917 when her parents moved to Purcell to make their home here. She has made her home in Purcell since that time.
Miss Alford attended high school here and graduated May 11, 1924, and was one of the outstanding students of her class. Since graduating from high school she has been employed in the office of the county treasurer and in the office of the Guaranty Abstract company. At the time of her death she was working for the abstract company.
Miss Alford was a member of the Christian church at Purcell and took great interest in the work especially the work of the Christian Endeavor in which organization she was one of the leaders. She was baptized and joined the church when she was twelve years old. During her years in high school here and the few years since, she made many friends in Purcell....
She leaves her parents, Mr. and Mrs. R.M. Alford and three brothers besides other relatives and numerous friends to mourn her loss....


AAFA NOTES: We included the obituary of her paternal grandfather, William David Alford, in Arkansas Obituaries.
For more information on this family, see AAFA's published genealogy, Descendants of Robert Alford b. 1760 England. See also An Arkansas Connection, the website of the late Morris Myers, AAFA #1065. 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Newton Alford (1877 - 1944)
  Ollie Leola Power Alford (1880 - 1960)
 
 Siblings:
  Florence Ophelia Alford (1902 - 1903)*
  Ruby Thelma Alford (1904 - 1927)
  Charles T. Alford (1907 - 1967)*
  Robert Harlan Alford (1909 - 1968)*
  Lloyd Hale Alford (1916 - 1981)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Hillside Cemetery
Purcell
McClain County
Oklahoma, USA
 
Maintained by: Jerry McMenis
Originally Created by: Sooner B&B
Record added: Aug 01, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 55712119
Ruby Thelma Alford
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Ruby Thelma Alford
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- Sarah Quinn
 Added: Mar. 12, 2012
 
 
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