The Ladies’ Memorial Association of Montgomery

Organized April  16, 1866 – Organizers: Sophie Gilmer Bibb and Mary Anne Harris Phelan called a meeting  at the Court Street Methodist Church (where the Federal Post Office was built currently the Federal Court House). Organized as “The Ladies’ Society for the Burial of Deceased Alabama Soldiers”. The name was later changed to The Ladies’ Memorial Association of Montgomery.

Charter Officers:

Mrs. Judge Benajah  S. Bibb, (Sophie Gilmer) President

Mrs. Judge J. D. Phelan, Vice-President

Mrs. Dr. W.O. Baldwin, Secretary

Rev. Dr. S.D. Cox, Assistant Secretary

Mrs. E.C. Hannon, Treasurer

 

LMA Presidents

1866 – 1887 Sophia Lucy Ann Gilmer Bibb, served 21 years

14 Jan 1887 elected  Martha Dandridge Bibb, daughter of Sophie Bibb,  served 23 years

April, 1887 Mrs. Clifford A. Lanier Pro Tem (served during Mrs. Martha Dandridge Bibb term of mourning for her mother)

1887-1910 Martha Dandridge Bibb (Mrs. Col. Joseph B. Bibb)

1911 Miss Nell Dannell

1912 Anne Goldthwaite Seibles (Mrs. Emmet)

1913 Mrs. Townes Randolph Leigh

1914 Mrs. R.P. Dexter

1915-1916 Miss Pauline F. Hausman

1917-1918 Mrs. J. A. Kirkpatrick

1919-1921 Mary Middleton McGinney Brame (Mrs. James Y.)

1922 Mrs. E.R. Holt

1923 Mrs. R.P. Dexter

1924-1925 Mrs. Sallie B. Allen

1926 Mrs. S. S. Crittenden

1927 Mrs. J. W. Cook

1928 Mrs. P. H. Elmore, Sr.

1929 Mrs. T. M. Vass

1930-1932 Mrs. J. M. Lancaster

1933 Miss Anna Carolina Benning

1934 Mrs. S. S. Crittenden

1935 Bessie Patton Screws Mertins (Mrs. Gustave F.)

1936 Mrs. C. A. Allen

1937 Mrs. A. P. Cooper

1938-1939 Mrs. J. T. Mapes

1940-1945 Mrs. Belle Allen Rose

1946-1951 Bessie Patton Screws Mertins (Mrs. Gustave F.)

1952 Annie E. Forss Smith (Mrs. Pickett Chauncey Smith)

1953-1954 Bessie Patton Screws Mertins (Mrs. Gustave F.)

1955-1966 Annie E. Forss Smith (Mrs. Pickett Chauncey Smith)

1967-1990 Mrs. Bessie Seay Rose (Mrs. John K.)

1991 Elizabeth Griswold Black (Mrs. Travis) Pro Tem-Chair after Mrs. Rose’ passing

1992-1994 Elizabeth Griswold Black (Mrs. Travis)

1995-1996 Betty Finlay Brislin (Mrs. A. Lane)

1997-1998 Parie Hines (Mrs. J. William)

1999-2000 Linda Sue Pilgram King (Mrs. John G.)

2001 Parie Hines (Mrs. J. William)

2002-2003 Anita Pierce Folmar (Mrs. Emory M.)

2004-2005 Clara Bass (Mrs. Ray)

2006-2007 Ann Margaret Cheney (Mrs. Robert M.)

2008-2009 Faye Barfoot Gaston (Mrs. Jackie D. Gaston, Sr.)

2010 – 2016 Leslie Ann Kirk (Mrs. Durward Mark Henderson)

 
 
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