Frank Pafford

8 October 1872–after 1933 (Age 60)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Frank

When Frank Pafford was born on 8 October 1872, in Wisconsin, United States, his father, Richard Rains Pafford, was 39 and his mother, Josephine Augusta Ritchey, was 26. He married May E. McCaffrey on 24 April 1894, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Shullsburg, Lafayette, Wisconsin, United States in 1880. He died after 1933, at the age of 62.

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Frank Pafford
May E. McCaffrey
Marriage: 24 April 1894
Genevieve " Ethel" Myrtle Pafford

Spouse and Children


    May E. McCaffrey


24 April 1894
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States


    Genevieve " Ethel" Myrtle Pafford


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 11

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 18

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

Name Meaning

English:1. from Old French pafard ‘shield’, hence a Norman nickname for a fighting man or metonymic occupational name for an armorer. 2. probably a habitational name from either of two minor places in Devon: Pafford in Moretonhampstead or Parford in Drewsteignton, both named from Old English pæð ‘path’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Frank Pafford in household of Richard Pafford, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Frank Pafford, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Frank Pafford in entry for Thomas Shannon and Ethel Genevive Myrtle Pafford, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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