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Henry King Alford (1852–1930)

Mr. H. K. [Henry King] Alford, an old identity of Toowoomba, died on August 19. The late Mr. Alford, who was 78 years of age, was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Alford, pioneers of the Downs. It was the late Mrs. Thomas Alford who gave the city of Toowoomba its name. In early life the late Mr. H. K. Alford joined the staff of the then A.J.S. Bank (now the A.B.C.), but later he became interested in pastoral properties, with which he was associated until the time of his death. Some 20 years ago he was Mayor of Toowoomba. He leaves a widow, two sons, and one daughter, Messrs. Clifford Alford (Tenterfield), Frank Alford (Winton), and Mrs. L. M. Ogg (Emerald).

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Henry Alford, c.1911

Henry Alford, c.1911

State Library of Queensland, 87783

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22 July, 1852
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia


19 August, 1930 (aged 78)
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

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