James Henderson Stafford

Male2 November 1853–1934

Brief Life History of James Henderson

When James Henderson Stafford was born on 2 November 1853, in Jackson Township, Dallas, Missouri, United States, his father, Louis Lafayette Stafford, was 17 and his mother, Matilda Jane Cheek, was 18. He married Beda Ann O'Neal on 4 December 1875, in Polk, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Marion Township, Polk, Missouri, United States in 1910 and Rogers, Oklahoma, United States in 1920. He died in 1934, in Collinsville, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Ridgelawn Cemetery, Collinsville Township, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States.

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James Henderson Stafford
Cynthia A Polson Stafford
Marriage: 11 September 1881
Jesse Henderson Stafford
Florence Etta Stafford
Alonzo Martin Stafford
Joseph Lafayette STAFFORD
Zunie M. Stafford
Besse Marion Stafford
Georgia Macie Stafford
Jimmie Alva Stafford
William Acel STAFFORD

Sources (27)

  • Jim H Stafford, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James K Stafford, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"
  • James H. Stafford, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    11 September 1881Polk, Missouri, United States
  • Children (11)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 10

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

    1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

    Age 10

    The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 22

    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.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name principally from Stafford (Staffordshire), but occasionally from other places with similar names, such as Stafford House in Ifield (Sussex), possibly East and West Stowford in East Down (Devon), and three minor places in Devon called Stafford, in Dolton, Broadhembury, and Colyton parishes. The places are all named with Old English ford ‘ford’ as the final element, but have different initial elements. The Staffordshire placename has Old English stæth ‘river bank, shore’; Stafford in Colyton (Devon) has Old English stān ‘stone, rock’; the Sussex placename has Old English stēor ‘steer, bullock’; East and West Stowford (Devon) have Old English stæf ‘staff, stave, rod’; Stafford in Dolton and Stafford in Broadhembury (Devon) may have Old English stæth, stān, or stæf.

    Irish (Wexford): variant of Stocker .

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

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