Lester Edward “Lou” Alford

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Lester Edward “Lou” Alford

  • Birth 24 Oct 1892 Miltonvale, Cloud County, Kansas, USA
  • Death 6 Dec 1958 Merced, Merced County, California, USA
  • Burial Merced, Merced County, California, USA
  • Plot Masonic 1A Section
  • Memorial ID 33612208

Funeral services are pending at Merced Funeral Chapel for Lester Edward Alford, 65*, who died this morning at Merced County General hospital.

Mr. Alford, a native Kansan, had been engaged in farming for about 40 years. His job was with the Kadota Canning Co. where he has been night watchman.

He leaves his wife, Lurana, two sons, William E. and Robert J., all of Merced; four daughters, Mrs. Thelma Torrey of Gooding, Idaho, Mrs. Leona Ponder of Hay Fork, Mrs. Inez Wiget of Planada [Merced Co.], and Mrs. Mildred Pearson of Planada; one sister, Mrs. Inez Peck, Boise Ida., and ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

MERCED SUN-STAR; Merced, Merced Co., CA—6 December 1958.
* Doing the math, he had recently turned 66.
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WWII Draft Registration, Merced Co., CA, 26 Apr 1942:
Serial #: U164
Name: Lester Edward Alford
Address: R2, Bx 437A, Merced, Calif.
Birth: 24 Oct 1892 (age 49), Miltonvale, Ottawa Co., Kansas
Employer: McDonald & Kahn Inc. & J. F. Shea, Inc., Pittsburg, Calif.
Description: White, 5' 7", 155 lbs., blue eyes, gray hair, ruddy complexion, blind in right eye.
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1920 (Jan 26) US Census, Grant, Custer, OK:
Lester E. Alford, 28, farmer – general farm, b KS, parents CT.
Luraney, wife, 28, b OK, parents IL.
William E., son, 8, b OK.
Robert J., son, 5, b OK.
Thelma, dtr, 3 7/12, b OK.
Leona, dtr, 11/12, b OK.
Elsie, mthr, 64, wd, nurse – private homes, b CT, parents CT.
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1930 US Census, Boise, Ada, ID:
Lester E. Alford, 37, m at 18, construction engineer, non-veteran, b KS, parents CT.
Lorena, wife, 39, m at 20, b OK, parents IL.
William E., son, 18, b OK.
Robert J., son, 16, b OK.
Thelma, dtr, 14, b OK.
Inez, dtr, 10, b OK.
Mildred, dtr, 2, b ID.
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California Death Index
Name: Lester Edward Alford
Birth: 24 Oct 1892, Kansas
Death: 6 Dec 1958, Merced Co.
Mother's Maiden Name: Veich
Father's Surname: Alford


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  • Maintained by: Kim S.
  • Originally Created by: Linda Applegate Brown
  • Added: 7 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 33612208
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Lester Edward “Lou” Alford (24 Oct 1892–6 Dec 1958), Find A Grave Memorial no. 33612208, citing Merced Cemetery, Merced, Merced County, California, USA ; Maintained by Kim S. (contributor 47282214) .