I dont know how he ever walked away from the accident, said Jim Alford. After returning home the elder Alford saw the approaching fire and climbed on to his roof with a hose.
Alford who suffered a four inch gash in his scalp and numerous broken ribs crawled out of the pick-up and through thick vines 1/4 mile down the creekbed and back up the embankment towards his home when a passing ranch hand stopped and gave him a ride.
Alford had been a member of the Junior Livestock Auction Committee since 1959.
He also volunteered his efforts for the past 40 years as a member of the Elks Lodge Kitchen Krew that prepared meals at the Cattlemans and Woolgrowers Field Days and other events.
See the obituaries of his wife, Juanita Grace Gebert Alvord; and brother, Justin Lyle Alvord, in this compilation. It was shown that the pistol had been held close to his head, as powder marks were found on his hat. Jack Bodie, who had quarreled with him, has not been arrested, as it is proved that he was not in town at the time of the killing. SAN FRANCISCO CALL San Francisco, CA13 February 1897 SPANISH CARRIE LODGED IN JAIL PENDING FURTHER INQUIRY INTO WATCHMAN ALFORDS DEATH SANTA CRUZ, Cal., Feb.