Joseph Leroy Alvord

20 August 1883–25 February 1949 (Age 65)
West Weber, Weber, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Joseph Leroy

When Joseph Leroy Alvord was born on 20 August 1883, in West Weber, Weber, Utah, United States, his father, Joseph Bonaparte Alvord, was 52 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Mower, was 31. He married Bertha Sophia Heldberg on 18 March 1907, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Hawthorne, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. He died on 25 February 1949, in Modesto, Stanislaus, California, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in West Weber Cemetery, West Weber, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Joseph Leroy Alvord
Bertha Sophia Heldberg
Marriage: 18 March 1907
Joseph Bryon Hildberg Alvord
Oscar Hilden Alvord
Thelma Elizabeth Alvord
Leah Nadean Alvord
Susan Norma Alvord

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    18 March 1907Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
    Age 7
    Death by suicide of van Gogh.
    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
    Age 18
    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    Name Meaning

    English (southwestern): variant of Alford 1; the spelling reflects the southwestern English dialect pronunciation.History: This surname was brought to North America by Alexander Alvord, who came from Devon or Somerset to Windsor, CT, c. 1645. He had many prominent descendants.

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

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    Sources (48)

    • Joseph Le Roy Alvord in entry for Le Roy Edward Alvord, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Joseph Leroy Alvord, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • J Leroy Aloord in entry for Pete Sunseri and Thelma Aloord, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"

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