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Alfrey - John F.

John F. Alfrey

Source: Crawfordsville Daily Journal Nov 3, 1941

John F. Alfrey, 78, widely known Ladoga man, died at Culver hospital in Crawfordsville at 11:20 o'clock Sunday night. In failing health for several years, Mr. Alfrey had been seriously ill for four weeks and was taken to the hospital on Oct. 10. He was born in Ripley Co., Ind, on July 22, 1863, the son of James and Mary Harrell Alfrey and on April 10, 1889, was married to Laura Belle Allen at Bainbridge. He was a member of the Ladoga Christian Church and was active as a worker in the church. He was an elder in the church here and at other places 40 years. For 12 years until his health failed him, he served as sexton of the Cemetery. Mr. Alfrey was formerly employed by the Epperson Heading Mills. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Laura Belle Alfrey 3 daughters, Catherine at home, Mrs. CO Caplinger of Union City, and Mrs. BW Carrier of Hammond, Ind and two sons, Fred Alfrey of Logansport and Henry Alfrey of Gary; 14 grandchildren and six great grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Sadie Smock of Ft. Wayne, Mrs. Rachael Crabb of Little Rock, Ark and Mrs. Susie Smith of Alamo and several nieces and nephews. One son, Albert, preceded the father in death. Friends may call at the Gottschall funeral home here until 9 a.m. Tuesday at which time the body will be taken to the late home to remain until 1 p.m. At that hour it will be taken to the Ladoga Christian Church to lie in state for 1 hour preceding the funeral that will be held from the church at 2 o'clock. Rev. Paul Osborne will be in charge and burial will be made in the Ladoga Cemetery. - kbz
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