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Milford Allred
and June (Nilsson) Allred

Pinepound Reflections - A History of
Spring Coulee and District page 195

Milford Park Allred was born October 30, 1882 in Pleasonton, New Mexico to Reddin Redick Allred and Mary Martilda Park, one of twin boys, the other was named Marlin Park Allred. When Miff was about 10 years old his father died and 6 brothers and sisters moved to Arizona where he attended school. It was necessary however for him to leave school before completing high school to help support the family. Miff arrived in Raymond, Alberta on April 9, 1903, where he was employed first with the Knight Sugar Company and later with Ellison Milling. About 1913 he started farming, first in Raley and then in the Raymond area. Miff was a carpenter and built the family home in Raymond.

On June 24, 1918, Milford Park Allred married Amanda June Nilsson.

June was born June, 24 1890 in Monroe, Sevier County, Utah, the 5th of 13 children of Christopher Nilsson who was born in Sweden and Amanda Marilda Johnson, who was born in Fairview, Utah. June's parents came to Canada in 1901, living first in Stirling and then in Raymond where their last three children were born.

To Christopher Nilsson, the soil in the rolling hills west of Magrath in the Spring Coulee area seemed the best, but his wife Amanda, refused to settle there since there would be no school for their children to attend. Thus the move to Raymond. June graduated from the Knight Academy High School in 1912, and then attended Normal School in Calgary. Teaching was an important part of her life. She began teaching Sunday School at the age of 14 and at various times in her life was either a teacher or leader in Primary, Mutual or Relief Society. She taught in five different country schools in southern Alberta. While teaching in Raley she met and married Milford Allred.

After their marriage, Milford and June lived first in Raley, a mile south of the station, and then in the fall of 1920 they moved to a 1200 acre farm in the Spring Coulee area owned by Wallace Johnson of Lethbridge. All of the farm work was done using horses and June had 9 men to cook for. They lived there until 1928.

Miff and June had 2 children, a boy and a girl.

June was an active community worker, holding membership in the U.F.W.A. organization and for over 45 years was a worker in the Alberta Women's Institute. June loved poetry which she both collected and wrote.

Milford Park Allred died 21 May, 1946 in Raymond, Alberta.

Amanda June Nillson Allred died 26 June 1966 in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Milford and June are buried in Temple Hill Cemetery in Raymond.

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