Gaius Leonard Cranford

16 October 1885–4 April 1963 (Age 77)
Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto, Texas, United States

The Life of Gaius Leonard

When Gaius Leonard Cranford was born on 16 October 1885, in Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto, Texas, United States, his father, Thomas Henry Cranford, was 31 and his mother, Sallie Caldonia Hooker, was 27. He married Viola Elystra Clements on 24 August 1904, in Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Justice Precinct 4, Parker, Texas, United States in 1910 and Justice Precinct 5, Palo Pinto, Texas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 4 April 1963, in Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto, Texas, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Gaius Leonard Cranford
1885–1963
Viola Elystra Clements
1884–1963
Marriage: 24 August 1904
Lura Dee Cranford
1905–1985
Thomas Henry Cranford
1907–1957
Gaius Leonard Jr Cranford
1910–1988
Eileen Lowell Cranford
1917–1973
Fern Clements Cranford
1929–2015

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 August 1904
Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto, Texas, United States
children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

World Events (8)

1886

Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 9

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places, for example in the county of Middlesex (now part of Greater London) and Northamptonshire (Cranford St. Andrew and Cranford St. John), named with Old English cran ‘crane’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Leonard Cranford in household of W L Keener, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Leonard Cranford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leonard Cranford, "United States Census, 1940"

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