This is not my lineage, but I found the following info in: CALIFORNIA OF THE SOUTH, SJ Clarke Publishing 1935, Vol 5 p 79 - 80.
"Hon. Alton W. Jeffus, the efficient postmaster of Brawley [CA}, was born on a ranch in Houston Co, Texas. Jan 4, 1900. his parents being Ira L. and Ella Virginia (Allen) Jeffus, the latter being a native of Alabama.
A. L Jeffus married Ethelyn Headington 25 Oct 1925 in MO.They had 3 children.