Ola May Alford

27 July 1897–3 October 1981 (Age 84)
Washington, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Ola May

When Ola May Alford was born on 27 July 1897, in Washington, Louisiana, United States, her father, Hugh Ginn Alford, was 40 and her mother, Rosa Holliday, was 28. She married Willie W Alford on 22 January 1922, in Walthall, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Bogalusa, Washington, Louisiana, United States in 1930 and Ward Four, Washington, Louisiana, United States in 1940. She died on 3 October 1981, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Willie W Alford
Ola May Alford
Marriage: 22 January 1922
William Billy Fane Alford

Spouse and Children

22 January 1922
Walthall, Mississippi, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Hugh Ginn Alford


    Rosa Holliday




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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Age 10

The town of Bogalusa was planned as a company town by The Great Southern Lumber Company and began in 1907.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 22

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: habitational name from any of various places called Alford, for example in Somerset and Aberdeenshire. The first is named with the Old English female personal name Ealdgȳð + ford ‘ford’. See also Alvord .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Ola Alford in household of Will W Alford, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ola Alford in household of Will W Alford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ola Alford in household of Hugh Alford, "United States Census, 1920"

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