Jewel Alford (1915 - 1982)

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Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky

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Jeffrey Robert Alford

Jeffrey Robert Alford

Leslie Campbell Alford

Leslie Campbell Alford

John & Julia (Alford) Poe, CA

John & Julia (Alford) Poe, CA

Fannie Mae & Deupree Alford

Fannie Mae & Deupree Alford

Clare E Alford

Clare E Alford

Mrs. Alford, Minister's wife

Mrs. Alford, Minister's wife

Clarissa (Alford) Gage

Clarissa (Alford) Gage

Alford Family

Alford Family

William A. Croft Family, 1947

William A. Croft Family, 1947

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1915 - In the year that Jewel Alford was born, the Germans first used poison gas as a weapon at the second Battle of Ypres during World War I. While noxious gases had been used since ancient times, this was the first use of poisonous gas - in this case, lethal chlorine gas - in modern war. Subsequently, the French and British - as well as the United States when they entered World War 1 - developed and used lethal gas in war.

1950 - When she was 35 years old, in February, Joe McCarthy gave a speech alleging that he had a list of "members of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring" who worked in the State Department. He went on to chair a committee that investigated not only the State Department but also the administration of President Harry S. Truman, the Voice of America, and the U.S. Army for communist spies - until he was condemned by the U.S. Senate in 1954.

1970 - She was 55 years old when on April 10th, Paul McCartney announced that he was leaving the Beatles. (John Lennon had previously told the band that he was leaving but hadn't publicly announced it.) By the end of the year, each Beatle had his own album.

1978 - By the time she was 63 years old, on July 25th, Louise Brown, the first "test-tube baby", was born at Oldham Hospital in London. Louise was conceived through IVF (in vitro fertilization), a controversial and experimental procedure at the time.

1982 - In the year of Jewel Alford's passing, on June 30th, time ran out on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The Amendment had only received 35 of the necessary 38 state ratifications. First sent to the states in 1972, the Amendment stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex".

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Jewel Alford passed away in June 1982 at 66 years of age. There is no known cause of death for Jewel. She was born on June 2, 1915. We are unaware of information about Jewel's family or relationships. We know that Jewel Alford had been residing in Bowling Green, Warren County, Kentucky.

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