|Birth:||1 January 1888|
Woodville, Taylor, Texas, USA
|Death:||20 February 1998|
Kountze, Hardin, Texas, USA
|Age:||110 years, 50 days|
Mary Frances Alford (née Gilder) (1 January 1888 – 20 February 1998) was an American supercentenarian who is currently unvalidated. She was one of the oldest known people in Texas at the time of her death.
Mary Alford was born Mary Frances Gilder on 1 January 1888 in Woodville, Texas. She was the eighth out of (at least) 11 children born to Henry and Jane (née Beans) Gilder. She married Chatman Alford on Christmas Day 1913, a day before his 30th birthday and a week before Mary's 26th.
By 1940, the couple had moved to Hardin, Texas. Mary and Chatman had no children. Chatman died on 3 January 1956 at the age of 72 years, 8 days. They had been married for 42 years, 9 days.
Mary remained in Hardin for the rest of her life, and died there on 20 February 1998 at the age of 110 years, 50 days.