Published on December 13, 2010 by John
Thomas Wildcat Alford, known as one of the outstanding Indian leaders and educators in Oklahoma, will be honored in final rites at his home, east of Benson Park, at 2:30 Thursday afternoon. The 78-year-old benefactor of his fellow tribesmen succumbed to a long illness at 2:45 Wednesday morning at his home, south of Shawnee. Rev. M. Jordan of Tecumseh will be in charge of the service to be followed by burial in the Tecumseh Cemetery at 3 o’clock when a Masonic graveside service will be held. Alford was a thirty-second degree Mason and a member of the McAlester consistory. Alford was 78 years old at the time of his death. He had been in failing health for some time.
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