William Riley Radford

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

The Life 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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William Riley Radford
Alzada Jane Sutterfield
Marriage: 5 January 1854
Matilda Elizabeth Radford
Martha Jane Radford
James Alfred Radford
Mary Levice Radford
Permilia Radford

Spouse and Children

5 January 1854
Reynolds, Missouri, United States


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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.

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: habitational name from any of the various places so named, for example in Devon, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, and Hereford and Worcester. Most are named from Old English rēad ‘red’ + ford ‘ford’, but it is possible that in some cases the first element may be a derivative of Old English rīdan ‘to ride’, with the meaning ‘ford that can be crossed on horseback’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Radford, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Radford, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Riley Radford, "United States Census, 1880"

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