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Thomas M Alfrey
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Birth: Jul. 5, 1834
Missouri, USA
Death: Nov. 2, 1891
Siloam Springs
Benton County
Arkansas, USA

Thomas M. W. Alfrey married first Mary J. Gibbs, daughter of Samuel Christy Gibbs and Charlotte Kenney. He married second Anna C. (Kenyon) Gibbs, widow of Edward J. Gibbs

Mexico Intelligencer November 12, 1891
"By his own hands-Old Citizen of Audrain commits Suicide in Siloam Springs, Ark
News of the suicide of Thomas M. Alfrey, formerly of this county and now of Siloam Springs, Ark. were received by R.C. Gibbs and J. S. Alfrey, son of the deceased, Saturday. No cause is assigned to the act. Mr. Gibbs says deceased was in good circumstances, owning one of the best farms in the state of Arkansas. Mr. Alfrey was well known and highly respected in Mexico and Audrain County where he followed bricklaying and contracting for a number of years. He left Audrain for Arkansas in 1880. The Siloam Springs (Ark.) Locomotive Herald gives the following particulars of the tragic death. Mr. Alfrey has been quite unwell for two or three weeks and seemed very low spirited and despondent, a part of the time being confined to his room and a part of the time able to walk about the farm. On Tuesday night he was able to be up but did not talk much. Sitting up with the children until 9 o'clock he went to his room and to bed. A few minutes later his son passed through the room and thought he was asleep. That was the last known of him until 5:30 o'clock Wednesday morning. A that hour the son got up and started to the barn. Presently he recovered himself and ran to a neighbors near by to get assistance. Several neighbors and firm friends of the family were soon on the ground. It was not known a what hour the awful deed was done, but it is probably that it was about midnight. In the barnyard stands a large oak tree with many strong branches and it was this the unfortunate man selected. Climbing the tree with the aid of a ladder, he recurred a log chain around his neck and fastened the other around a strong limb about twenty feet from the ground, then springing off. He fell about six feet from the ground and the body showed that death was instantaneous and that he died without a struggle. The neck was broken but aside from that there was not a bruise on the body. The coroner's jury decided that he came to his death by hanging by his own hands but no cause could be assigned."
Family links: 
  Mary Julie Gibbs Alfrey (1838 - 1884)
  Annie C Kenyon Alfrey (1835 - 1890)
  Emma Alfrey (1864 - 1882)*
  Robert Joseph Alfrey (1866 - 1955)*
  Edward Gibbs Alfrey (1869 - 1952)*
  Elizabeth Alfrey Cooper (1871 - 1960)*
  Thomas Albert Alfrey (1879 - 1942)*
*Calculated relationship
Hico Cemetery
Siloam Springs
Benton County
Arkansas, USA
Maintained by: Cathy Morgan
Originally Created by: Melanie
Record added: Aug 07, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15183940
Thomas M Alfrey
Added by: Melanie
Thomas M Alfrey
Added by: Cathy Morgan
Thomas M Alfrey
Added by: Cathy Morgan
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Rest in Peace Thomas
- Cathy Morgan
 Added: Dec. 6, 2011

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