SARAH E. (SEYMOUR) ALFORD

SECOND DEATH. MRS. ALFORD FOLLOWS HUSBAND TO GRAVE

Mrs. W. D. Alford passed away Monday evening at 6:40 o'clock at her home northwest of Franklin, after an illness of less than a week's duration, of pneumonia.

It was but five short days ago that death, in the same guise, took William D. Alford, the husband of the deceased. Mr. Alford passed away Wednesday night, March 21.

Sarah E. Seymour was born December 6, 1858, the daughter of Edward B. and Anna Seymour. She was born near Franklin and that community has since been her home. In youth she became a member of the Methodist church and at Providence she was known for her steadfastness and devotion. Her circle of friendship was wide and enduring and all who knew Mrs. Alford will cherish her memory with love and respect.

Deceased was married to Mr. Alford March 16, 1906. Two sisters survive, Mrs. J. A. Stice and Mrs. C. E. Criswell. A third sister, Mrs. J. H. Wheeler passed away three years ago. She leaves also four step children, for whom she filled a mother's place with unremitting devotion. They are Mrs. Leila Asplund, Chicago; Frank Alford, Indianapolis, Ind.; Roy Alford, Mapleton, N.D., and Ernest Alford at home.

Funeral services were held Wednesday morning at Providence church southwest of Franklin. Interment was in Providence cemetery.

(Waverly Journal, March 1917)

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FUNERAL SERVICES HELD FOR MRS. W. D. ALFORD

Body of Franklin Woman Laid to Rest Beside that of Husband in Providence Cemetery

Funeral services for Mrs. W. D. Alford were held Wednesday forenoon at 11:30 o'clock at Providence M. E. church. The pastor, the Rev. W. E. Keenan was in charge of the services, attended by a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends. Mr. Keenan was assisted by a former pastor, the Rev. J. W. Kettle of Rushville.

The music was furnished by a mixed chorus, composed of members of the choir of Providence, Durbin and Franklin M. E. churches. Miss May Boulware was at the piano. There was one quartet number, "Going Down the Valley One by One," sung by Mr. Keenan, Ed. F. Seymour, Loren Seymour and Norma Seymour. The flowers were cared for by Misses Meta Darley, Mary Darley, Della Spires and Ola Gibson.

Burial was made in Providence cemetery. The bearers were Ross Seymour, Earl Seymour, Robert Seymour, Henry Stice, Otto Spires and Marion Spires.

Sarah E. Seymour, daughter of Edward D. and Anna W. Seymour was born December 6, 1858, and died March 26, 1917, after an illness of only 5 days. She was born near Franklin and that community has always been her home.

In early girlhood she was converted and united with the Providence M. E. church, and has always been known for her steadfastness and devotion to the Christian faith.

On March 14, 1906, she was united in marriage with Wm. D. Alford, who passed away just five days before she was called to her reward.

She is survived by her sisters, Mrs. A. J. Stice of Urbana, Ill. And Mrs. C. E. Criswell of this community. A third sister, Mrs. J. H. Wheeler, passed away three years ago. She was also preceded in death by her three brothers, Albert, who died in infancy, Oliver T. in March, 1899, and M. S. Seymour March 8, 1917. Her mother passed away in August 1906, and her father in December 1909. She leaves also four children for whom she has filled a mother's place with unremitting devotion. They are Lela Asplund, of Chicago, Ill., Frank L. Alford of Indianapolis, Ind., Roy E. Alford, of Mapleton, N. Dakota, and Ernest Alford at home.

Her circle of friendship was wide and enduring and all who knew her will cherish her memory with love and respect.

(Waverly Journal, March 1917