Person:Alford Overton (1)

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m. 28 Apr 1847
  1. William H. Overton1848 - 1918
  2. Mary Jane OvertonAbt 1850 - Bef 1880
  3. Henry George Overton1852 -
  4. Amelia Overton1855 - 1925
  5. John Thomas Overton1858 - 1923
  6. Emma Overton1860 - 1900
  7. Edwin Overton1862 - 1879
  8. Alford Overton1865 - 1933
m. 24 Dec 1884
  1. George Alford Overton1885 - 1954
  2. Delbert Joseph Overton1891 - 1971
  3. Orville Marion Overton1897 - 1974
  4. Naoma Elizabeth Overton1899 - 1997
  5. Herbert Wesley Overton1903 - 1969
Facts and Events
Name[1][3][9] Alford Overton
Alt Name[2][5] Alfred Overton
Gender Male
Alt Birth[3][8] 22 Aug 1864 EnglandThis alternate birth information was given on Alford's death certificate. In the 1900 census it was stated that he was born “Aug 1864”. It is possible that the date given at the registration of birth was not the actual date of birth.
Birth[2] 7 May 1865 Bardney, Lincolnshire, EnglandOn 11 June 1865, the birth of “Alfred” was registered by his mother, Emma Overton “formerly Hall”, from Bardney. (Emma made her mark.) It was stated that he was the son of George Overton, occ. wood dealer.
Baptism[1] 4 Jun 1865 Bardney par., Lincolnshire, England“Alford son of George and Emma Overton”, from Bardney, was baptized by W. Walker. George's profession was given as “labourer”.
Census[11] 2 Apr 1871 Bardney par., Lincolnshire, Englandon Ferry Road
“Alfred”, son of George Overton (occ. timber merchant), was also residing with his father's wife Emma and children Mary J., Henry G. (occ. carpenter), John T., Emma, and Edwin. He was attending school (occ. “scholar”).
Emigration[4] 26 Oct 1871 Port of New York, United States“Alfd” Overton arrived in New York on the S.S. Wisconsin by 26 October. The ship originated in Liverpool and made a stop in Queenstown (Cobh), Ireland. He was traveling with his mother, Emma Overton, and five siblings.
Naturalization[7][8] 1876 By the 1900 census Alford's naturalization papers had been filed. In the 1920 census “Alfred” was stated to have been naturalized in 1876.
Education[8] Alford could read and write.
Census[10] 1 Jun 1880 Center twp., Vernon co., Missouri, United States“Alfred”, son of Geo. Overton (occ. farmer), was also residing with his father's wife Emma and sons Henry G. (occ. farm laborer) and Jno. T. (occ. laborer).
Marriage License 20 Dec 1884 Nevada, Vernon co., Missouri, United States“Alfred” Overton and Elizabeth A. Boice, both of Vernon Co., Missouri, received a license to marry. The register states that he was over 21 years of age, but he was actually 19 years old. It also has the hand written note “consent given”.
to Elizabeth Adeline Boice
Marriage 24 Dec 1884 Vernon co., Missouri, United Statesat “groom's residence”
Alford and Elizabeth were united in marriage by Minister James F. Edwards. The 1910 census states that this was the first marriage for each of them.
to Elizabeth Adeline Boice
Census 1 Jun 1900 Nevada, Vernon co., Missouri, United Statesat 1010 E. Walnut St., in a home that was owned free of mortgage
Alford Overton (occ. smelter foreman) was residing with his wife Elizabeth A.; sons George A., Delbert J., and Orville M.; and daughter “Naomia” E. It was stated that 4 of Elizabeth's 5 children were living.
with Elizabeth Adeline Boice
Other had at least six children
with Elizabeth Adeline Boice
Property[6] 1907 Center twp., Vernon co., Missouri, United Statesprob. in the city of Nevada
A. [prob. Alford] Overton was included on a property tax list.
Residence 1910 Kansas City, Jackson co., Missouri, United Statesat 1814 Mercier
In the 1910 Kansas City directory, Alford (occ. wrapper) and “Delber” J. (occ. cement) were listed at this address. This was the first appearance of any of the family members in the city directory.
with Elizabeth Adeline Boice
Census 15 Apr 1910 Kansas City, Jackson co., Missouri, United Statesat 1841 Mercier St., in a home that was rented
Alford Overton (occ. fireman) was residing with his wife Elizabeth A., son Delbert (occ. factory worker), son Orville, daughter “Namoma” E., and son Herbert W. It was stated that 5 of Elizabeth's 6 children were living.
with Elizabeth Adeline Boice
Residence From 1911 To 1914 Kansas City, Jackson co., Missouri, United Statesat 2713 Holly
Alford (or “Alfred”) and Delbert were listed in the city directory as residing at this address along with George A. (occ. salesman) in 1913 and Orville M. in 1914.
with Elizabeth Adeline Boice
Residence From 1915 To 1920 Kansas City, Jackson co., Missouri, United Statesat 2141 Madison Ave.
Alford (or “Alfred” or “Albert”) was listed in the city directory at this address along with (in various years) Delbert J., Orville M., Naomi or Neoma, and Herbert W.
with Elizabeth Adeline Boice
Census 1 Jan 1920 Kansas City, Jackson co., Missouri, United Statesat 2141 Madison, in a home that was rented
“Alfred” Overton (occ. ice peddler, own account) was residing with his wife Elizabeth, sons Orvil M. and Herbert (both occ. ice peddler, own account), and daughter Naoma E.
with Elizabeth Adeline Boice
Residence From 1921 To 1935 Kansas City, Jackson co., Missouri, United Statesat 2624 Madison Ave.
Alford (or “Alfred”) and Herbert W. were listed in the city directory at this address, along with Orville (through 1924). Alford's wife Elizabeth A. was listed beginning in 1930 and appeared as a widow from 1934.
with Elizabeth Adeline Boice
Census 1 Apr 1930 Kansas City, Jackson co., Missouri, United Statesat 2624 Madison, in a home that was owned
Alford Overton (occ. ice peddler, own account) was residing with his wife Elizabeth A. and son Herbert W. (occ. credit manager for sewing machine company).
with Elizabeth Adeline Boice
Death[3][5] 4 Dec 1933 Kansas City, Jackson co., Missouri, United Statesat 2624 Madison
Alford Overton died at home of chronic nephritis (since 1928) and uremia (since 1932), with contributing chronic myocarditis and endocarditis (both since 1928). His death was reported on 5 Dec. 1933 by [wife] Elizabeth Overton (of the same address). It was recorded that he was the son of Geo. Overton and Emma “Hale”, his occupation was “ice man”, and had been residing in Kansas City for 25 years.
Burial[3][5][9] 6 Dec 1933 Forest Hill Cemetery, Kansas City, Jackson co., Missouri, United StatesThe undertaker was Wagner Funeral Home. The grave marker is inscribed, “FATHER, ALFORD OVERTON, 1864–1933”.
Funeral[5] 6 Dec 1933 Kansas City, Jackson co., Missouri, United Statesat West Side Christian Church, 21st and Jefferson Sts.
at 2 p.m.
References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Church of England. Parish Church of Bardney (Lincolnshire). Parish registers, 1653-1976. (Lincoln: Lincolnshire Archives, 1990), Lincolnshire Archives: BARDNEY PAR 1/14 (Baptisms 1845–1876), p 68, no 541.
  2. 2.0 2.1 “Alfred Overton”, in General Register Office. England and Wales. Civil Registration Certificates. (London, United Kingdom: General Register Office), 07a: 455, Lincoln, registered 11 June 1865.
    Certificate of birth registered in Lincoln, 11 June 1865, by Emma Overton, mother.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Missouri, United States. Death Certificates. (Missouri State Archives), cert. #39974, filed 5 Dec. 1933.
    Certificate of death registered 5 December 1933, by Elizabeth Overton [wife].
  4. Passenger list of the S.S. Wisconsin, in New York City, New York, United States. Passenger Lists of Vessels Arriving at New York, 1820-97. (National Archives Microfilm Publication M237), roll 350, list 1079, p 7, ln 39, list dated 26 Oct. 1871.

    See transcript.

  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 “Funerals: Alfred Overton”, in The Kansas City Star. (Kansas City, Missouri), p 15, Tues., 5 Dec. 1933.

    Abstract:

    Alfred [really Alford] Overton, age 69, residing at 2624 Madison, died Monday, 4 Dec. 1933, at home.

    Survived by wife Elizabeth Overton; son, George A. Overton (401 Mississippi St., Lawrence, Kas.); son, Delbert J. Overton (2033 Jefferson); son, Ovoille [Orville] M. Overton (4416 Campbell St.); son, Herbert W. Overton (of the home); daughter, Mrs. Naoma E. Denison (507 Valentine Rd.); and brother, Henry G. Overton (1228 S. 37th St., K. C. K.).

    Funeral services at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, 6 Dec. 1933, from the residence, and at 2 p.m. at West Side Christian Church, 21st and Jefferson Sts. Interment at Forest Hill Cemetery.

  6. 1907 Property Tax List For Center Twp. Vernon Co., MO, including the city of Nevada. (Online: USGenWeb Archives, 1998), <http://files.usgwarchives.net/mo/vernon/misc/taxes/1907tax.txt>, accessed 11 Oct. 2012.

    The only people having the surname Overton included in the list were A. Overton, H. G. Overton, and J. T. Overton.

  7. ED 43, 2nd Ward Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, in United States. 1920 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T625), roll 924, folio 170, sheet 2B, line 85, Alfred Overton, [digital image, Ancestry.com], enumerated 3 Jan. 1920.

    Alfred Overton immigrated to the U.S. in “1872” and was naturalized in “1876”.

  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 ED 123, 5th Ward Nevada city, Vernon, Missouri, in United States. 1900 U.S. Census Population Schedule. (National Archives Microfilm Publication T624), roll 906 (FHL #1240906), folio 114, sheet 3B, line 69, Alford Overton, [digital image, Ancestry.com], enumerated 5 June 1900.

    Alford Overton immigrated to the U.S. in “1871” and naturalization papers were filed (“Pa”). He could read and write.

  9. 9.0 9.1Alford Overton”, in Find A Grave, memorial 97084409. Viewed digital image of grave marker.
  10. ED 219, Center twp., Vernon, Missouri, in United States. 1880 U.S. Census Population Schedule, roll 739 (FHL #1254739), f 558-B, p 6, dwelling 46, family 51, Geo. Overton household, [digital image, Ancestry.com], enumerated 7 June 1880.
  11. ED 16, Bardney parish, Lincolnshire, in General Register Office. The National Archives (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO) RG 10 General Register Office: 1871 Census Schedules, RG 10/3367 (FHL #839363), f 23, p 1, household 2, George Overton household, [digital image, Ancestry.com].