Alford, whose family has been raising cattle in the Hunter District since the turn of the century, ran a commercial stocker-steer operation that supplied cattle for feedlots in Coalinga, CA and Pasco, WA. He graduated from Red Bluff High School where he received honors as a State Farmer in FFA and for his athletic ability in football. The couple has two children, Jim and Patti Ann, and continue the Alford familys tradition of cattle ranching that first began when Alfords great-great grandfather, Robert Temple Alford, walked across the plains from Arkansas and settled in Tehama County in 1856. Wanda June Alford of Fort Smith [Sebastian Co.], Ark. Alford was buried in the Alford Family Plot at Oak Hill Cemetery in Red Bluff. See the obituaries of his wife, Betty Louise Stone Alford; and his sister Elaine Melvina Alford Owens in this compilation. A POLICE OFFICER FOUND IN THE STREET WITH A BULLET HOLE IN HIS TEMPLE LIVED SEVERAL HOURS, BUT NEVER REGAINED CONSCIOUSNESS. 6At 9 oclock this morning the body of night watchman John W. It is clearly a case of murder, which the officers are now investigating. Alford enforced the laws against keeping open the saloons of Watsonville after midnight, and the result was several arrests, one saloonkeeper forfeiting his license.
and the Pioneer Club of the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Company. About oclock this morning Carrie Smith awakened Belle Anderson, a resident of the tenderloin district, and told her that Alvord [sic] had shot himself. The pickup was totaled when it plunged 75 feet and landed on its roof at the bottom of Eliza Creek.