Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Wednesday's Child - Charles Alford

Easton Express 07SEP1959, pg16
When I was transcribing my great grand aunt's obituary a few days ago, I saw this obituary right above hers.  These are always sad, but the precious little one left behind a twin brother who I hope is still alive and thriving.

"Alford Infant

Charles Alford, 1, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Alford, 226 Reynolds St., Easton, died Saturday night at Betts Hospital.  The child was admitted the day before with pneumonia.

He was born in Easton on Aug. 10, 1958.

Surviving, in addition to his parents, are a twin brother, Clarence Jr.; two sisters, Maxine and Roseann; his maternal grandfather, Dempsey Theadford, and his paternal grandmother, Mrs. Willie Alford, all of Easton.

The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow at the Pittenger Funeral Home, Wilson."

Little Charles has a memorial posted on FindAGrave, but no picture of the tombstone has been submitted yet.  His memorial is listed as being in Easton Cemetery (plot 17).  The memorial appears to have been created by his twin brother (or father), Clarence.

Rest in peace little one.