Claude Lyster Gafford

12 September 1904–12 August 1964 (Age 59)
Comanche, Texas, United States

The Life of Claude Lyster

When Claude Lyster Gafford was born on 12 September 1904, in Comanche, Texas, United States, his father, David Judson Gafford, was 32 and his mother, Lela Caroline McGuire, was 21. He had at least 1 son with O'Dessa Pearl Banner. He lived in Comanche, Comanche, Texas, United States for about 10 years and Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States for about 27 years. He died on 12 August 1964, in Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Claude Lyster Gafford
1904–1964
O'Dessa Pearl Banner
1904–1987
Gary J Gafford
1935–2001

Spouse and Children

children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 1

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1920

Age 16

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

1 English: probably a variant of Gifford .2 Probably a respelling of German Gaffert, a habitational name from Gaffert near Köslin, Brandenburg, or from a personal name formed with Middle High German gate ‘fellow’, ‘companion’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Claude L Gafford, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Claude L Gafford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Claud Gafford in household of Dave Gafford, "United States Census, 1920"

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