Benjamin Hardy LaFon

5 December 1888–23 July 1972 (Age 83)
Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Benjamin Hardy

When Benjamin Hardy LaFon was born on 5 December 1888, in Texas, United States, his father, Ambrose Taylor LaFon, was 41 and his mother, Louisa Holt, was 37. He married Martha Inez Armstrong on 22 December 1912, in Somervell, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Johnson, Texas, United States in 1940 and Justice Precinct 1, Johnson, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 23 July 1972, in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Georges Creek Cemetery, Nemo, Somervell, Texas, United States.

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Benjamin Hardy LaFon
Martha Inez Armstrong
Marriage: 22 December 1912
Kathleen Valley Lafon
Nova Lake Lafon
Benjamin Hardy Lafon Jr

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 December 1912Somervell, Texas, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 2
    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.
    1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company
    Age 6
    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.
    1910 · The BSA is Made
    Age 22
    Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: French Pierre, Jean Louis, Jean-Baptiste.French: variant of Lafont and Lafond and, in North America, also an altered form of these.History: This surname is listed in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors. However, the Huguenot family soon died out in the male line.

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

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    Sources (19)

    • Harly B Lafon, "United States Census, 1940"
    • B H Lafon, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
    • Benjamin Hardy Lafon, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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