Murray Whitfield Gaylord

14 December 1885–24 February 1978 (Age 92)
Wellington, Sumner, Kansas, United States

The Life Summary of Murray Whitfield

When Murray Whitfield Gaylord was born on 14 December 1885, in Wellington, Sumner, Kansas, United States, his father, Oscar Buchanan Gaylord, was 26 and his mother, Addie Early, was 22. He married Ida Mae Hays on 21 June 1906, in Taloga, Dewey, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Jones Township, Major, Oklahoma, United States in 1910. He died on 24 February 1978, in Port Townsend, Jefferson, Washington, United States, at the age of 92, and was buried in Port Townsend, Jefferson, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Murray Whitfield Gaylord
Ida Mae Hays
Marriage: 21 June 1906
Justin Frisbee Gaylord
Harold Earone Gaylord
Marjorie Gaylord
Addie Mae Gaylord
La Kada Pauline Gaylord

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 June 1906Taloga, Dewey, Oklahoma, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
    Age 4
    The Oklahoma Land Run on April 22, 1889, was the first land rush, or land opened for settlement on a first-come basis, opened to the Unassigned Lands. The land rush lured approximately 50,000 people, saddled with their fastest horses, looking to claim their piece of the newly available two million acres. The requirements included the settler to live and improve on their 160 acres for five years in order to receive the title. Choice land tempted people to hide out and get an early lead on their claim. These people became known as “sooners.” It is estimated that eleven thousand homesteads were claimed. Oklahoma Historical Society - Land Run of 1889
    1910 · The BSA is Made
    Age 25
    Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

    Name Meaning

    (1997: 2041;2007: 3919; 2010: 5159)English (southern, of Norman origin): variant of Gaylard altered by folk etymology, from the Old French and Middle English personal name Gaillart, Gallard, Galliard, representing either the ancient Germanic personal name Gailhard (composed of elements meaning ‘powerful, lusty, cheerful’ + ‘hard, firm, resilient, strong’) or Old French gaillard, gaillart ‘vigorous, powerful, strong’. Alternatively, from Middle English gaillard, galiard ‘brave, strong, valiant’, also ‘lively, gay, gaily dressed’.Altered form of Gaylard, itself an Anglicized form of French Gaillard , which was brought to England by the Huguenots.

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

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    Sources (18)

    • Murray W Gaylord in household of Cha* F Gaylord, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Munay W Gaylord, "Oklahoma, County Marriages, 1890-1995"
    • Murray Whitfield Gaylord, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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