Wreckage was located about 15 miles north of Palm Springs. But mostly, Alford spent his time working on his ranch and helping neighboring ranchers at springtime brandings working in a way son Jim Alford said came most naturally to him. Up to this evening no clue has been discovered to unravel the mystery of Alfords death. The bullet passed through the temple, passing upward to the brain. The plane, from Blythe Army air base, burned when it crashed and none of the crew escaped. He also served as a member of the local ASCS Range Improvement Committee.
: 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.
Watters sanitarium, where he lingered for several hours.
She at once blew her police-whistle, Officer Fiske arrived and the dying watchman was taken to Dr.
SAN FRANCISCO CALL San Francisco, CASunday, 7 February 1897 FOUND DYING ON HIS BEAT NIGHT WATCHMAN ALFORD OF WATSONVILLE KILLED BY A BULLET BELIEVED TO HAVE ATTEMPTED AN ARREST AND ENCOUNTERED RESISTANCE ROUGH CHARACTER UNDER SUSPICION SUDDENLY DISAPPEARS FROM THE TOWN WATSONVILLE, Cal., Feb. Alford was found dying on the sidewalk on Lower Main street at oclock this morning.
ALFORD DAILY PRESS Riverside, Riverside Co., CASaturday, 21 August 1943 Near Banning, Calif., Aug. The fact that no powder burns were found on the temple dissipates the suicide theory. Alford was 41 years old and leaves a widow and eight children.