Lillie Opal Telford

1890–1968 (Age 78)
Raccoon Township, Marion, Illinois, United States

The Life of Lillie Opal

When Lillie Opal Telford was born on 12 June 1890, in Raccoon Township, Marion, Illinois, United States, her father, George W Telford, was 32 and her mother, Esther Leuty, was 23. She lived in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1935 and Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. She died on 15 July 1968, in Marion, Illinois, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

George W Telford
Esther Leuty
James Rolla Telford
Leslie Earl Telford
Lillie Opal Telford
Unice Telford
Beatrice Telford
Merrill Telford
Mary Jane Telford
Mabel E Telford
Bonnie G Telford

Parents & Siblings

  • George W Telford


  • Female1866–1923Female



  • James Rolla Telford


  • Male1888–1980Male

  • Female1890–1968Female

  • Unice Telford


  • Beatrice Telford


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World Events (8)

1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 2

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 22

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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.

Sources (3)

  • Opal Telford, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Opal Telford in household of Nan M Sullivan, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Opal Telford in household of Esther Telford, "United States Census, 1910"

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