William Riley Radford

Brief Life History of William Riley

When William Riley Radford was born on 6 February 1835, in Washington, Missouri, United States, his father, Milender 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

Sources (5)

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

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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.


Historical Boundaries 1845: Reynolds created from Shannon and Wayne Counties


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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.

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