Maranda Margaret Alford shares a grave marker with her husband, William Newton Alford, in Mount Union Cemetery. (Photo by Brad Fuqua/Philomath News)

Published as it appeared on Oct. 2, 1906, in the Corvallis Gazette, Page 4, Column 3.

Mrs. Margaret Alford died at the family home a mile from Philomath, Saturday morning, after ailing about a year. The disease was diabetes. The funeral occurred from the residence at one o’clock Sunday, the services being conducted by Rev. T.S. Handsaker. Interment was in Newton cemetery. Deceased was aged about 48 years and was a sister of Mrs. William Porter of Corvallis. A husband, one daughter and a son survive.