Louis and Milicent Murray of Georgia; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Sheriff Besse, who came from Santa Cruz, believes it to be a case of suicide, and so does Dr. The question as to whether the pistol had been recently fired, or whether it was Alfords custom to keep one chamber empty, will be investigated by the Deputy Coroner. SAN FRANCISCO CALL San Francisco, CA9 February 1897 WATSONVILLE, Cal., Feb.
: SSDI records show that John Alvord (SS# issued in CA) was born and died _____ Feb 1984, last residence Joshua Tree, San Bernardino Co., CA. 8The inquest on the body of Night Watchman Alford, who was killed on Friday night, was not concluded to-day.
We included the obituary of his daughter-in-law Ardith Winona Johnson Alvord in Idaho Obituaries. In 1920 John is listed with his parents and siblings in St. 12 Carrie Smith, sometimes known as Carrie Ward, but more commonly called Spanish Carrie, of Watsonville, has been lodged in the County Jail here to await investigation by District Attorney Carl Lindsay of the facts and circumstances that led the Coroners jury to its verdict in the death of Night Watchman Alford, who was found dying on a street in Watsonville last Saturday morning. He expired at 7 oclock without regaining consciousness. Jack Bode [sic] and Carrie Smith, who have figured in the justice courts here at different times in the past, are believed to know more of the officers death than they have revealed. See the obituary of his brother Robert Hudson Alford in this compilation. Alford was born 12 March 1885 in CA and died in Alameda Co., mothers maiden name Murch. Near his hand lay a pistol and a bullet had penetrated his brain. Alford had been a member of the Junior Livestock Auction Committee since 1959. He also volunteered his efforts for the past 40 years as a member of the Elks Lodge Kitchen Krew that prepared meals at the Cattlemans and Woolgrowers Field Days and other events.