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Margaret Lynn Mecom Alford
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Birth: Aug. 1, 1907
Caldwell Parish
Louisiana, USA
Death: Sep. 28, 1978
Caldwell Parish
Louisiana, USA

The funeral of Mrs. Margaret Lynn Alford, 71, the first woman elected mayor in Louisiana, was held at 10 a.m. Saturday at the First United Methodist Church here, with the Rev. Eugene Kimble officiating. Burial was in Columbia Hill Cemetery under the direction of Riser and Son Funeral Home.

Mrs. Alford died Thursday at the Caldwell Memorial Hospital following a lengthy illness.

She served as mayor of Columbia from 1953-57. She was a past governor of Quota International, 21st District, a retired school teacher and a member of the First United Methodist Church.

She was also active in the local organization for mental health, and took part in a compiling of gravesites in Caldwell Parish to form a book known as 'Caldwell Parish Garden of Memories.'

Survivors include her husband, Guy H. Alford; one son, Mecom H. Alford; one sister, Mrs. Julia Phillips of Baton Rouge and one granddaughter, Katherine Alford of Monroe.

Published in The Caldwell Watchman (Columbia, LA), Thursday, October 5, 1978

COLUMBIA (UPI) Funeral services will be held Saturday for Margaret Webb Alford, the first woman elected a Louisiana mayor.

Mrs. Alford, 71, died Thursday in Caldwell Memorial Hospital after a long illness. She was Columbia's mayor from 195357 and was a retired school teacher.

Among survivors are her husband, Guy Alford, and one son.

Published in The Morning Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA), Saturday, September 30, 1978 
Family links: 
  M. L. Mecom (1869 - 1944)
  Julia Reitzell Mecom (1878 - 1932)
  Guy Hawkins Alford (1902 - 1980)
  Lee Mecom (1898 - 1899)*
  William Hardy Mecom (1901 - 1970)*
  Margaret Lynn Mecom Alford (1907 - 1978)
  Julie Sherman Mecom Phillips (1912 - 1993)*
*Calculated relationship
Columbia Hill Cemetery
Caldwell Parish
Louisiana, USA
Created by: Ron Manley
Record added: Aug 03, 2010
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Margaret Lynn <i>Mecom</i> Alford
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Margaret Lynn <i>Mecom</i> Alford
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- Ron Manley
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 Added: Dec. 4, 2011
Mrs Alford (a high school history teacher) & Mrs H. Ted Woods authored the book, Caldwell Parish Gardens of Memories, 1817-1970. It contained a census of each cemetery in the parish. We genealogists are blessed!
- Doug McBroom
 Added: Jun. 19, 2011
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