Axel Alford & Anna Newby
Rebecca Anna ”Annie” Newby (8/3 1869 – 20/2 1939) (m. 31/12 1886)
Pleasant Gap, Missouri
At least 4 children – Founders of the D2a branch
Axel emigrates from Sweden to Joplin, Missouri, with his parents as a child in 1866 and grows up in Twin Groves township in the vicinity of Carl Junctionicon-map-marker north of Joplin.
In 1886 he marries local farmer’s girl Rebecca Ann Newby (daughter of Milton Newby and Nancy J. Hastings) who is 12 years his junior. She is originally from Pleasant Gap in Bates Co., but has grown up in Twin Groves with her parents.
The couple have at least 4 children.
- 1. Laura Myrtle Alford (8/11 1887 – 29/6 1943)
- John Lawver
- 2. Lulu M. Alford (23/10 1888 – 8/12 1979)
- 1. Isaac Clark Ellis
- 2. Walter Alison Stamps icon-stop
- 3. Lottie Morene Alford (4/6 1908 – 26/7 2003)
- Hubert Victor Starchman
- 4. Ernest ”Ernie” Edward Alford (18/9 1909 – 5/7 1996)
- Marion Nadine Maddox
In 1888 they move to a farm in Lawtonicon-map-marker (Pleasant View Township in Cherokee Co., Kansas), just a couple of miles from Anna’s parents’ farm. His brother John lives at one of the neighbouring farms, and in fact it is unclear exactly which of these farms is the one known as Alford Farms to this day – perhaps they were simply merged at a later date.
At any rate, the original farm buildings are probably to be sought among the dilapidated buildings of Lawton village, as maps from the middle of the 20th century show no sign of any buildings among the fields. Alternatively, it could be the buildings in the southeastern corner of the fields, right at the state boundary.
The couple are buried at Carl Junction.
- name (others’ spellings): Axel Edvard (1857-1860); Axel Alford (1900); Axel Edward Alford (1918)
- name (others’ spellings): Rebecca A. Newby (1880); Annie Alford (1900); Anna Alford (1930-1939)
- b. Ekeby 1857: v37219.b82.s156
- hous.ex. 1857-1860 Ekeby: v25386.b315.s293(1857-1860)
- icon-male cens. 1895-1900 Pleasant View: 1895; Lawton: 1900
- cens. 1880-1900;1920-1930 Twin Groves: 1880; Lawton: 1900; 1920; 1930