William E Alford

8 June 1861–30 May 1894 (Age 32)
Indiana, United States

The Life of William E

When William E Alford was born on 8 June 1861, in Indiana, United States, his father, Ambrose Asbury Alford, was 27 and his mother, Josephine B. Spann, was 25. He lived in Eagle Township, Boone, Indiana, United States in 1870. He died on 30 May 1894, in Orange, California, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States.

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Ambrose Asbury Alford
Josephine B. Spann
William E Alford
Thompson Asbury Alford
Benjamin S Alford
George N Alford

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1869 · Transcontinental Railroad Reaches San Francisco

Age 8

The first transcontinental railroad reached San Francisco in 1869. The Western Pacific Railroad Company built the track from Oakland to Sacramento. The Central Pacific Railroad Company of California built the section from Sacramento to Promontory Summit Utah. The railroad linked isolated California to the rest of the country which had far-reaching effects on the social and economical development of the state.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 11

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of various places called Alford, for example in Somerset and Aberdeenshire. The first is named with the Old English female personal name Ealdgȳð + ford ‘ford’. See also Alvord .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William E Alvord in household of H A Alvord, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Willie E Alford in household of Ambose A Alford, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William E. Alford, "Find A Grave Index"

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