Here is all the information that I have been able to come up with. William Monroe Alford was born march 2, 1896 in Blytheville, Arkansas. His father was William Burtess[not sure of spelling] Alford, Who died in 1904. His mother was Ida May Grogan.[no dates]. After father[William Burtess] died in 1904, William Monroe was raised by Uncle Tom Alford.William Monroe also had a brother, Charles or Charlie[no dates]. That is all I have been able to come up with except that Uncle Tom lived on or near Lake St. in Blytheville.