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Thomas Bertram "Bert" Alford
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Birth: Nov., 1879
Josephine County
Oregon, USA
Death: Jul. 27, 1909
Lake County
Oregon, USA

Thomas Bertram Alford, known as 'Bert' was born in November 1879 in Kerbyville, Josephine County, Oregon, the 5th of eight known children of Thomas B. and Charlotte Temple (Stanley) Alford. Josephine County is known as ranching country, mostly sheep and cattle, but it is likely that Bert learned sheep herding from his extended family.

Bert's parents divorced when he was nine years old, and his mother married Dr. Stacey Hemenway, a local physician, later that same year. The new family lived in Olene or Bonanza in Lake County, Oregon. Bert had three more half brothers and two more step-fathers before he gained the age of majority, but little is known of those formative years.

On the 25 of September 1904, Bert married Bertha Pendleton, the daughter of Creed and Mary Ellen (Goodman) Pendleton. In 1907 they had a baby girl they named Myrtle.

Unfortunately, Bert was not destined to have a long and happy life, for only two short years later, on 27 July 1909, he passed away and was laid to rest at the Lakeview Oddfellows cemetery in Lake County, Oregon, near the Alford family plot where his father and several siblings are also buried.

In 1912, his widow Bertha married another sheep farmer named Patrick John Angland, but she perished in the great flu epidemic of 1918. Patrick Angland raised Bert's daughter Myrtle as his own. Myrtle is still in Angland's household in the 1920 census. Later that same year in Lake County, a Myrtle Alford marries Ernest Drumm. It is yet to be confirmed whether this is the same Myrtle Alford.

CENSUS: US 1880; Kerbyville, Josephine, Oregon; Page 156C
MARRIAGE: Lake Co, OR marriage records, Vol 2, page 266
[compiled by Alicia Roundy Houston]
Family links: 
  Thomas B. Alford (1839 - 1912)
  Charlotte Temple Stanley Stinchacum (1852 - 1935)
  Bertha May Pendleton Angland (1887 - 1918)
  Delila Anna Alford Oliver (1872 - 1928)*
  William M. Alford (1873 - 1936)*
  Charlotte Hattie Alford Mulkey Barry (1877 - 1945)*
  Thomas Bertram Alford (1879 - 1909)
  Charles Alford (1882 - 1904)*
  Lenna Alford Estee (1884 - 1912)*
  Fred Thomas Alford (1885 - 1948)*
  Claudius Galen Hemenway (1889 - 1932)**
  Elmer Hemenway (1891 - 1891)**
  Philbert Hemenway (1894 - 1950)**
*Calculated relationship
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IOOF Cemetery
Lake County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Block 118 lot 3
Maintained by: Alicia Houston
Originally Created by: J
Record added: Jun 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 37843562
Thomas Bertram Bert Alford
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