William Riley Radford

6 February 1835–29 September 1889 (Age 54)
Washington, Missouri, United States

The Life Summary of William Riley

When William Riley Radford was born on 6 February 1835, in Washington, Missouri, United States, his father, Millender Radford, was 26 and his mother, Permelia Freelove Parker, was 22. He married Alzada Jane Sutterfield on 5 January 1854, in Reynolds, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Jackson Township, Reynolds, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died on 29 September 1889, in Reynolds, Missouri, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Sutterfield Cemetery, Jackson Township, Reynolds, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Riley Radford
1835–1889
Alzada Jane Sutterfield
1836–1922
Marriage: 5 January 1854
Matilda Elizabeth Radford
1855–1929
Martha Jane Radford
1855–1897
James Alfred Radford
1858–1939
Mary Levice Radford
1861–1886
Permilia Radford
1864–1865

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    5 January 1854Reynolds, Missouri, United States
  • Children

    (5)

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    Siblings

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 1
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch
    Age 3
    On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.
    1860
    Age 25
    In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: habitational name from any of several places called Radford (Devon, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Warwickshire, Worcestershire), Raddiford (Devon), Ratford (Sussex, Wiltshire), Redford (Angus, Fife, Midlothian, Dorset, Sussex), Retford (Nottinghamshire), Rodford (Gloucestershire), or Rudford (Gloucestershire). Most of these placenames appear to derive from Old English rēad ‘red’ + ford ‘ford’, though some are likely to derive from Old English hrēod ‘reed’ + ford (e.g. Rodford and Rudford (Gloucestershire)), and the Oxfordshire placename may derive from Old English rād ‘riding’ + ford, probably meaning ‘ford which can be crossed on horseback’. This English name has been established in Ireland (Wexford) since the 16th century.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Redifer
    Redford

    Sources (5)

    • William Radford, "United States Census, 1870"
    • William Radford, "United States Census, 1860"
    • William Riley Radford, "Find A Grave Index"

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