Leta Esther Telford

1902–1947 (Age 44)
Cartter, Marion, Illinois, United States

The Life of Leta Esther

When Leta Esther Telford was born on 16 July 1902, in Cartter, Marion, Illinois, United States, her father, Arthur Alexander Telford, was 33 and her mother, Katherine Maffitt, was 33. She married Earl Holt in 1924. She lived in Haines Township, Marion, Illinois, United States for about 30 years. She died in 1947, in Salem, Marion, Illinois, United States, at the age of 45, and was buried in East Lawn Cemetery, Salem Township, Marion, Illinois, United States.

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Leta Esther Telford
Earl Holt
Marriage: 1924

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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 8

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 14

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English (Northumbria): not, as its form would imply, a habitational name, even though there is a place in Shropshire so called, but a variant of Telfer , assimilated to the pattern of habitational names in -ford. The Shropshire place is a new town, named after the celebrated Scottish civil engineer Thomas Telford ( 1757–1834 ).

Possible Related Names

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

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Leta Esther TELFORD was born near Cartter, IL in 1902; the oldest of 3 daughters of Arthur TELFORD & Kit (MAFFITT) TELFORD. She married Earl HOLT in about 1924. He was a farmer who was living near Let …

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Sources (3)

  • Leta Telford in household of A A Telford, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Leta Telford in household of Arthur Telford, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Leta Holt in household of Earl Holt, "United States Census, 1940"

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