John William Alford

10 September 1846–10 November 1919 (Age 73)
Staveley, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John William

When John William Alford was born on 10 September 1846, in Staveley, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Alford, was 29 and his mother, Ellen Fletcher, was 32. He had at least 6 sons and 3 daughters with Mary Jane Drake. He lived in Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 10 November 1919, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Aultorest Memorial Park, Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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John William Alford
Mary Jane Drake
William Alford
James Orson Alford
Samuel E Alford
Samuel David Alford
Mary Ellen Alford
Charles Alford
Clara Jane Alford
Walter Alford
Eliza Ann Alford

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Age 4
Named after the early pioneer leader Daniel C. Davis the County was established as a territory in 1850.The territorial legislature created Davis County in 1852 and designated its County seat at Farmington-midway between boundaries-the Weber River on the north and the mouth of the Jordan River on the south. Westward the County includes a portion of the Great Salt Lake-its largest island on which Antelope Island State Park is now located.During first half-century Davis County grew slowly.It supported a hardy pioneer people engaged in irrigation agriculture and raising livestock.The Utah Central Railroad(now the Union Pacific crossed the County from Ogden on the north to Salt Lake City on the south in 1870 and offered welcome transportation links to bring manufactured products.This was the beginning of a transition in the County's history that led to mechanized agriculture, a surge of commerce, banking, and local business along with improved roads, new water systems, and the electrification of homes and business
Age 17
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
Age 20
The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

habitational name from any of various places called Alford, for example in Somerset, Cheshire and Lincolnshire. The first is named with the Old English female personal name Ealdgȳth + ford ‘ford’. See also Alvord .variant of Halford (or vice versa).English:

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (21)

  • John Alford (indexed Alfred) birth registration
  • John Alfred in household of William Alfred, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Utah, Death and Military Death Certificates, 1904-1961

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