Emily Louise <I>Mussey</I> Alvord

Emily Louise Mussey Alvord

Birth
Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Death 5 Nov 1885 (aged 59)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont, USA
Memorial ID 140052308 · View Source
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The Boston Herald

8 November 1885

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Death of Mrs. Alford

Mrs. Alvord, widow of General Benjamin Alvord, paymaster-general of the army, whose death occurred on Thursday in this city, was an exceedingly amiable and lovely woman, whose decease will be mourned by a large circle of friends.

She had been a resident of Washington since 1872, when her husband was appointed paymaster-general by President Grant.

He died a year ago last October.

Mrs. Alvord’s health did not become seriously affected until July last, when she began to suffer from the disease which finally caused her death,,

She called on some friends week before last. She had become very weak, and sunk rapidly during the early days of last week.

Her only daughter, Mrs. Craig, wife of Professor Thomas Craig, of John Hopkins University, was with her during her last days, as was her youngest son, William Alvord, who is 19 years of age.

Her other two sons, Lieutenant Benjamin Alvord, 20th infantry U.S.A., and Alden Alvord, who is connected with Union Trust Company in New York, arrived here yesterday.

The funeral occurs at her late residence, 1207 Q street, on Sunday at 4 o’clock, and her body will be taken to Rutland, Vermont, for burial.

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The Sunday Herald

Washington, District of Columbia

8 November 1885

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Emily Louise Mussey, widow of Gen. Benjamin Alvord died on 5 November 1885 in Washington DC.

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The Washington Critic

Washington DC

6 November 1885

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Mrs. Emily L. Alvord, widow of the late General Benjamin Alvord, U.S. Army, died yesterday afternoon at her residence, No. 1207 Q. street.

Her son, Lieutenant Benjamin Alvord, Twentieth Infantry, is now at Fort Leavenworth, but has been sent for.

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The Sunday Herald

Washington, District of Columbia

8 November 1885

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Alvord--

On Thursday, November 5, at 1;30 P.M., suddenly, Emily L. Alvord, widow of the late Gen. Benjamin Alvord, United States Army.

Funeral services will be held at the residence, No. 1207 Q street northwest, on Sunday, November 8, at 4 P.M.

Interment at Rutland, Vermont.

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  • Created by: Carole Elizabeth Nurmi Cummings # 47178231
  • Added: 15 Dec 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 140052308
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Emily Louise Mussey Alvord (26 May 1826–5 Nov 1885), Find A Grave Memorial no. 140052308, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Rutland, Rutland County, Vermont, USA ; Maintained by Carole Elizabeth Nurmi Cummings # 47178231 (contributor 47178231) .