Alfred Sylvester Whitford

Born: 17 Sep 1891
Loc: Harborcreek Twp., Erie Co. PA
Died: Dec 1979
Loc: North East, Erie Co. PA
Bur: North East Cemetery,
North East, Erie Co. PA
Occupation: Mechanic
Father: LaFayette Whitford
Mother: Philena Palmer
Married 1st Winnie
Married 2nd Pearl
World War I Draft Registration Card:
Name: Alfred Sylvester Whitford
City: Harbor Creek
County: Erie
State: Pennsylvania
Birthplace: Harbor Creek, Erie Co. Pennsylvania
Birth Date: 17 Sep 1891
1900 Census: Harborcreek, Erie Co. PA
1910 Census: Harborcreek, Erie Co. PA
1920 Census: Harborcreek, Erie Co. PA
1930 Census: North East, Erie Co. PA
SS Death Index:
Residence: 16428 North East, Erie, PA
Born 17 Sep 1891
Died Dec 1979
Issued: PA (Before 195)
Obituary: Alfred S. Whitford, 88, 14 Pershing, North East, died Thursday evening at his home. He was born in Harborcreek on Sept. 17, 1891, son of the late Lafayette H. and Philenam Whitford. He lived in the Harborcreek and North East area all his life. He was a member of F&AM Lodge, 399 in North East, Zem Zem Temple Shrine and the Ancient Accepted Scotish Rite Valley of Erie. For many years he was a projection operator for Kellys Theater in North East. He served 14 years on the North East Borough Council and an honorary the Fuller Hose Co. in North East for 25 years. He was a self employed mechanic in North East from 1929 until his retirement in 1956. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Pearl B. Wheeler Whitford; a son, Robert Whitford; Miami, Fla.; a step daughter, Mrs. Lucille Desin, North East; a brother, Clyde Whitford, Erie; and a sister, Mrs. Mabel Dougan, North East. Friends may call at William D. Elkin Funeral Home, 65 S. Lake, North East, Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be held at the funeral home Monday at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Lincoln Pyle of the Church of God officiating. Burial will be in North East Cemetery. F&AM Lodge 399 will conduct Masonic services Sunday at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.