Name:    Pearl Alvord

From:  The Liberty County Times, Chester, Montana
Date:  Thursday, January 20, 1955  

Pearl Alvord, 75, well-known resident of the Whitlash community, passed away peacefully in his sleep Sunday morning at the home of his niece, Mrs. Fred Anderson, where he had made his home for the last two or three years.

Mr. Alvord, oldest [son] of seven children, was born at Sherburn, Minn., July 7, 1879. Three sisters and two brothers preceded him in death.

He came to Montana with his sister, Mrs. Nettie Stott, and worked for Jacob Oswood for a year, when he went to the Murray Johnson ranch where he stayed until 1952.

He had been very interested in the Sweetgrass telephone line. He helped install telephones when the system was first put into operation and helped with repairs and upkeep until 1953 when he suffered a paralytic stroke.

Mr. Alvord joined a Modern Woodman camp in Minnesota in 1902, and at the time of his death was a member of the unit at Hingham. He joined the Congregational church at Ceylon, Minn., when he was 14 years old and has been a faithful Christian all his life.

He leaves to mourn his passing one sister, Mrs. Julia Clark of Stettler, Alberta; one brother, Marion of Rochester, Minn.

Funeral services at the Presbyterian church in Whitlash. Pallbearers: Claude Demarest, Troy Lakeey, Robert Thompson, George Lauener, Vernon Johnson, and Charles Laas. Interment in Whitlash cemetery.