John Samuel Wolford
Died June 12, 1952
Funeral Rites Conducted for John Samuel Wolford, Del Rio, Texas
John Samuel Wolford passed away at 12:32 p.m. June 12, 1952, at the age of 64 years, 1 month, 17 days, in his home in Eagle Pass, Texas. He was born April 25, 1888, in Brackettville, Texas, the son of John Samuel Wolford and Hester Brooks Wolford.
In 1913 he married Elma Eva Thomas, of Del Rio, Texas. Three children were born of this union; namely: John Elton, Nelson, and Thomas Lyle. John Elton preceded his parents in death in 1919. Mrs. Wolford passed away October 4, 1942.
Funeral services were held in Del Rio, Texas, from the Doran Funeral Chapel at 5:00 p.m., Friday, June 13, 1952, with Major Lee V. Kliewer, Pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Del Rio officiating. Song Director was B. Y. Yancy, Gordon Walton, T. D. Moore, C. R. Finnly and Walter Watts, all of Del Rio, Texas, and Bill McBee of Brackettville, Texas. He was buried beside his wife in the Del Rio Cemetery.
He is survived by two sons: Thomas Lyle Wolford, of Abilene, Texas, and Nelson E. Wolford of Santa Monica, California. One son, Thomas Lyle, was able to attend the services of his father.
At an early age John Samuel Wolford went to Del Rio, Texas, and worked on various ranches including the Walter and Will Whitehead Ranch, the Sellers Ranch, the V. V. I. and Hudspeth Ranch. He was ranch foreman of some of these. For sometime, after being ranch foreman for the different ranches, he became City Marshall of Del Rio, Texas. He resigned the City Marshall's job to enter the U.S. Treasury Department as Mounted Customs Patrol Inspector and remained in this capacity until he retired in 1948, having served in Del Rio, Hebbronville, San Juan, Weslaco, McAllen (twice), Laredo, and then in Eagle Pass where he lost his wife in death. After losing his wife, he transferred, at his request, to Cloverdale, New Mexico, and from there on to Yuma, Arizona. During his career in the Mounted Customs Patrol while in Del Rio and Hebbronville he spent as many as 45 and 60 days on horseback carrying out a mission before he could return home when it was accomplished.
Upon the abolishment of this organization, he preferred to retire from active service rather than to transfer into another division of the Customs. In 1948 moved back to his old home at Eagle Pass, Texas, where for the last year he has been in declining health and since 3 months ago his condition had become steadily worse. During his retirement he followed a hobby he had learned through the years, that of making pistol grips, leather holsters, and leather quirts. The pistol grips he made were the most representative of this work and were made of many types of wood and many designs. Many of his friends in the Custom Patrol have his pistol grips through the cities of the Rio Grande.
Thomas Lyle Wolford
Died February 20, 1968
Thomas Wolford Succumbs in Big Spring, Texas, Hospital; Winters, Texas
Thomas Lyle Wolford, 42, died at 4 p.m. Tuesday, February 20, 1968, in the Big Spring, Texas, Veterans Hospital. He was admitted to the hospital Monday, and had been in ill health for several years.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Thursday in Spill Memorial Chapel, Dean Smith, minister of Hatchell Church of Christ, and Glen Grey of the Winters Church of Christ, officiating. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery.
Born February 23, 1925, in Del Rio, Texas, he lived in several border towns, as his father was a Border Patrolman for many years. On December 17, 1941, he joined the U.S. Marines, and served in the South Pacific, where he was wounded. Following his discharge in 1944, he worked for the Goodyear Tire Company in San Angelo, Texas, later working for the Merchants Freight Line and the Sunset Motor Line in San Angelo. He was transferred to Dallas, Texas, and then to Miami, Oklahoma. In 1965 he was transferred to St. Louis, Missouri, where he worked for Consolidated Freight Line.
He married Mary Ella Lehman July 21, 1951, in San Angelo, Texas. He was a member of the Church of Christ.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Kathye and Cynthia, both of the Winters home; one brother, Nelson, of Los Angeles, California.
Pallbearers will be Roy Young, B. B. Campbell, Wilbur Phelps, Walter Adami, Albert Sudduth, I. W. Conway, Ralph Parker, and Bill Mayo.
Cumberland Times-News, Cumberland, Maryland
NEW CREEK, W.Va. - Velma Wolford, 71, of HC 72, Box 62, New Creek, died Saturday, April 12, 1997, at Potomac Valley Hospital, Keyser.
Born Sept. 28, 1925, at Dry Fork, W.Va., she was a daughter of the late John and Minnie (Flanagan) Wolford.
Surviving are one daughter, Kathryn Hottle, New Creek; one brother, Clarence Wolford, New Creek; one sister, Nettie Whetzel, Keyser; one grandson, Robert Dixon and wife Rose, Keyser; and one great-granddaughter, Jennifer Dixon.
Friends will be received at the Rotruck-Smith Funeral Home, Keyser, on Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.
Services will be conducted in the funeral home chapel on Tuesday at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Herman Baliles officiating.
Interment will be in Potomac Memorial Gardens, Keyser.
Lucille Wolford Phillips
06-18-96, Herald Leader
CAMPBELLSVILLE -- Lucille Wolford Phillips, 91, Coppock Street, retired Union Underwear and Lyon-DeWitt Funeral Home employee, mother of Bobby Wolford, Louisville, died yesterday. Services 11 a.m. Thursday, Lyon-DeWitt Funeral Home. Visitation 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Sept 7, 1906 - Mar. 4, 1991
Galena Sentinel (KS), Baxter Springs Citizen (KS) and Joplin Globe (MO)
Margaret Eve Wafford, 84, Ashland City, TN, a former Commerce OK resident died at 11:30 am Monday at an Ashland City nursing home after an illness.
Mrs. Wafford was born Sept 7, 1906, at Carterville, MO. She lived in Commerce many years and operated a beauty shop there.
Survivors include two daughters, Betty Butler, Commerce, and Patsy McKinney, Ashland City, TN; four grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Services were held Thursday at 2 pm at Paul Thomas Funeral Home in Picher, OK.
Howard Mountcastle officiated. Burial was in Carterville Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Delbert Jones, Brent Johnson, Randy Wilkinson, Kenneth Leggett, Edgar Lee McWerthy and Leo McKinney.
Sept 30, 1892
Eureka, Herald (KS)
We have just received the intelligence of the death of Adam Warford, of Douglas county. He died on the 26th of August at the advanced age of 96. Mr. Warford was an old resident of Greenwood county, and will be remembered by many.
Mrs. John L. WOFFORD
WOFFORD - Mrs. John L. WOFFORD, age 86 years, died this Thursday at her home, Norcross, Ga. Survived by four daughters, Mrs. O.O. McGEE, Norcross, Ga.; Mrs. E.A. SPIER, of Lilburn, Ga.; Mrs. A.M. RAIMEY, of Duluth, Ga.; Mrs. J.H. DAVIS, Lawrenceville, Ga.; three sons, Mr. Fletcher WOFFORD, of Duluth, Ga.; Mr. Clifford and Mr. Columbus WOFFORD, both of Lawrenceville, Ga., 27 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren. The funeral will be Saturday, May 20, from Mt. Vernon Baptist Church (Oakland), Gwinnett County. Rev. Cecil JOHNSON will officiate. The grandsons will act as pallbearers. Interment, church cemetery. F. SUMMEROUR Funeral Home, Duluth, Ga.
Muskogee Daily Phoenix, Muskogee, Oklahoma
Services for Harry WOFFORD, 80, of Broken Arrow will be 10 a.m. Tuesday in LESCHER Funeral Chapel with Reverend Harlan ABEL, pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church, officiating.
Born April 14, 1897 in Okay, WOFFORD, a long-time Muskogee barber, died Thursday in Claremore Health Center after a brief illness.
WOFFORD was married to Daisy TAYLOR who died in 1962. He retired after working as a barber for 40 years. He was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church.
Survivors include a daughter, Mrs. Sandra BROWN of Broken Arrow; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, two sisters, Mrs. Carrie MANSKER of Muskogee and Mrs. Fran BOWDEN of Okay; and two brothers, Frank of Muskogee and Rob of Billings, Montana.
Isaac R. Wolford
Isaac R. Wolford, son of John and Elisabeth Wolford was borned May 5, 1826, departed this life at the house of his daughter Mrs. Mary Green, Jan 8, 1910, aged 83 years 9 months,and 25 days, was married to Nancy Agnes Price July 23, 1845. Nine children were born to this union. Mary Jane Green, Sarah Bartley, Martha E. Dixon, John W, Charles Ulysus, Jared Smith, and Susannia M. Hoffman. The Mother and two sons preceded him in death.