Thomas Burton Hartford

Brief Life History of Thomas Burton

When Thomas Burton Hartford was born on 15 August 1881, in Haldimand, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada, his father, William John Hartford, was 38 and his mother, Martha S Tuck, was 41. He married Bonnie or Ida Mae Downing on 30 August 1904, in Wyandotte, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Wyandotte, Kansas, United States in 1910 and Madera, California, United States in 1930. He died on 2 May 1957, in Stanislaus, California, United States, at the age of 75.

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Thomas Burton Hartford
Bonnie or Ida Mae Downing
Marriage: 30 August 1904
William Eugene Hartford
Dorothy Arlone Hartford

Sources (7)

  • Thomas Hartford, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Thomas B. Hartford, "Kansas Marriages, 1840-1935"
  • Thomas Burton Hartford, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.


Historical Boundaries: 1893: Madera, California, United States

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from East and West Hartford (Northumberland), Hartforth in Gilling (North Yorkshire), Hartford (Cheshire), or Hertford (Hertfordshire); less probably from Hartford End in Felsted (Essex) or Hartfordbridge in Elvetham (Hampshire). The placenames derive from Old English heorot ‘hart, stag’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

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