Sunday, February 5, 2017

Dr. David Alvord, 1815-1897

According to the book A GENEALOGY OF THE DESCENDANTS OF ALEXANDER ALVORD, Dr. David Alvord was the son of David and Abigail (Jennings) Alvord, born in Kent, Connecticut.

The book HISTORY OF CRAWFORD COUNTY AND OHIO records that Dr. David Alvord settled in Texas Township of Crawford County, Ohio in 1847. Dr. Alvord remained in that location until he moved to Bloomville, Ohio in 1873. He was "a gentleman of marked ability, both in a professional and literary sense." Dr. David Alvord died on May 26, 1897 in Bloomville, Ohio. His funeral was held at the residence of his nephew, F.W. Alvord, and burial was in the Alvord family lot at Oakland Cemetery in Sandusky, Ohio. Besides a single grave marker at Oakland Cemetery, one side the Alvord-Little family monument honors the memory of Dr. David Alvord.

Though it does not appear that Dr. Alvord ever lived in Sandusky, Ohio, he now rests in peace with many other members of the extended Alvord family. A brief obituary for Dr. David Alvord appeared in the May 29, 1897 issue of the Sandusky Register.

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