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David D. Alvord
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Birth: Jul. 17, 1873
Ada County
Idaho, USA
Death: Mar. 23, 1944
Twin Falls
Twin Falls County
Idaho, USA

One of the attractive, substantial and growing business enterprises of Twin Falls is that conducted under the name of the Idaho Department Store, Limited, of which David D. Alvord is the secretary, treasurer and manager. Early in his career he recognized the eternal principle that industry wins and industry has been the beacon light of his life, guiding him to success. Idaho numbers him among her native sons, for his birth occurred in Boise, July 17, 1873, his parents being James H. and May E. (Noggle) Alvord, who are mentioned at length on another page of this work.

The boyhood days of David D. Alvord were passed in his native state, and at the usual age he became a pupil in the public schools, passing through consecutive grades until he had qualified for more advanced training. He afterward attended All Hallows College at Salt Lake City and subsequently he became a student in St. James Military Academy at Macon, Missouri. When his textbooks were put aside he accepted a position as clerk with the Moss Mercantile Company of Payette, Idaho, and later was in the employ of the Montie B. Gwinn Mercantile Company at Caldwell, Idaho, for a year. He then removed to Evanston, Wyoming, and was connected with the North & Stone bank as assistant cashier for a period of three years. He next entered the employ of the Beeman & Cashin Mercantile Company at Kemmerer. Wyoming, having charge of the branch store at that place as manager for a period of three years. He then returned to Evanston, Wyoming, where he was made manager of the hardware department of the same firm, and his capability and fidelity are indicated in the fact that he continued to serve in that capacity for eight years.

In December, 1906, Mr. Alvord arrived in Twin Falls, Idaho, and accepted a position with the Idaho Department Store, Limited, of which R. C. Beach is now president. In 1910 Mr. Alvord became a stockholder in the enterprise and was made one of the board of directors. Later he was elected secretary and treasurer of the company and in 1920 was also appointed manager. He has taken quite an active part in the development of the business, bringing to bear in its conduct the most progressive commercial methods, yet his progressiveness is always tempered by that safe conservatism which prevents all unwarranted risk. He is likewise a director of the Twin Falls Dehydrating Company and is also a director of the Idaho Department Store. In business matters he displays sound judgment and unfaltering enterprise and readily discriminates between the essential and the non-essential in all questions vital to the conduct of the business affairs in which he is interested.

In 1900 Mr. Alvord was married to Miss Statira Wells, a daughter of John Wells and a native of the state of Washington. The three children of this marriage are May E., David D. and Norman B.

A member of the Masonic fraternity, Mr. Alvord has taken the Knights Templar degree arid is a member of the Mystic Shrine. He also belongs to Lodge No. 1183, B. P. O E. He is a member of the Episcopal church and In these associations are found the rules which govern his conduct and direct his relations with his fellowmen.

(Published in History of Idaho: The Gem of the Mountains Vol. 2 by James H. Hawley 1920)

Buried: 25 Mar 1944 in the Twin Falls Cemetery, Twin Falls, Twin Falls, Ideaho 
Family links: 
  James H. Alvord (1824 - 1876)
  May Eunice Noggle McGlinchey (1846 - 1927)
  Statira M. Wells Alvord (1879 - 1968)
  May Ellen Alvord (1903 - 1989)*
  David D. Alvord (1907 - 1986)*
  David D. Alvord (1873 - 1944)
  Anna May McGlinchey Gilmore (1879 - 1977)**
*Calculated relationship
Twin Falls Cemetery
Twin Falls
Twin Falls County
Idaho, USA
Plot: Block 77 Lot G Grave 6
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