Looking for great grandpa's history: Charles Ward ALVORD, b ca 1882 in MI, res in Tacoma, WA 1902 until his death in 1961. Wife Margaret Elisabeth Reuter, b ca 1887 SD and d Tacoma, WA 1963. Their two sons were Ward O. and Jack W. ALVORD (my gradpa).
Supposedly Charles Ward ALVORD had a sister Martha Alvord who married Joe Weinstein and had at least one daughter, Patricia. They resided in Chicago. Joe might have worked for Gold's Wholesale. (This is granpas's fuzzy recollection).
Charles Ward Alvord was likely adopted. He was also associated with circus gymastics and athletics later in life (grandpa's account).