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 Edward Hamilton Alford

Edward Hamilton Alford

Birth
Sampson County, North Carolina, USA
Death 1 Sep 1907 (aged 60)
Lanark Village, Franklin County, Florida, USA
Burial Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA
Memorial ID 100125157 · View Source
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Served as a Private in Company E of the 1st Infantry Regiment Florida Reserves. He enlisted on March 6, 1864, at Tallahassee, and ultimately surrendered to Brig. Gen. E.M. McCook, at Tallahassee, on May 10, 1865. He was paroled on May 15, 1865.



OBITUARY
The Weekly True Democrat
Tallahassee, Florida
September 6, 1907

In Memoriam
Edward Hamilton Alford, son of W.G. and J.C. Alford, was born in Sampson county, North Carolina, on January 5, 1847, though he went to Goldsboro, N.C., while yet a lad, and received his education at Trinity College. While there he was confirmed a member of the Episcopal Church.

Coming to Florida during the civil war, he enlisted in a company of volunteers and served until the close of the war, after which he lived for several years at Centreville, in this county. On the 13th of August, 1879, he was married to Miss Mary Walden, of this city, and came here to live in 1880, establishing a large mercantile business, which hehas since carried on with great ability and success.

Mr. Alford left Tallahassee last Sunday for a day of recreation at Lanark, apparently in good health, but almost immediately after dinner he complained of feeling ill. He was seated on the veranda of the Lanark Inn, and a gentleman sitting near offered to get him a stimulant from the office and went in for that purpose, but when he returned Mr. Alford was already dead. The sad news was immediately telephoned to his sister, Mrs. Grace, who, with the exception of his little daughter, Bertie, was the only member of his family at home. His three older daughters, Mary, Minna, and Helen, were in North Carolina, his elder son, Edwin, in New York, and his younger son, Rutledge, several miles out in the country. As soon as possible the scattered family returned home, and the funeral services took place from the residence of the deceased, on Monroe street, at 10 o'clock Tuesday morning.

All places of business were closed, and a large assemblage of citizens gathered at the house to show their respect to his memory. The rector, Dr. Carter, being absent, Rev. Curtis Grubb, of Live Oak, was sent for to read the service, and the Episcopal choir sang hymns selected for the occasion by his daughters. These hymns were "Asleep in Jesus,"
"Nearer, My God, to Thee," and "I Would Not Live Always."

Mr. Alford was a quiet and demonstrative man, spending his life in his home and at his store, doing deeds of kindness and charity with a modesty that kept those deeds from the general public, but which were known to his few intimate friends. The editor of this paper knew him well, and has experienced kindness and appreciation from him which will ever be treasured in his memory, and he joins with other friends in sincere sympathy for the grief of the bereaved family.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 100125157
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Hamilton Alford (5 Jan 1847–1 Sep 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100125157, citing Saint Johns Episcopal Church Cemetery, Tallahassee, Leon County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Julie (contributor 46798369) .