Louis Cleveland Telford

1893–1966 (Age 73)
Emington, Livingston, Illinois, United States

The Life of Louis Cleveland

When Louis Cleveland Telford was born on 5 January 1893, in Emington, Livingston, Illinois, United States, his father, Robert Esford, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth Duffe, was 29. He married Marion Wyllie on 9 February 1920, in Livingston, Illinois, United States. He lived in Broughton Township, Livingston, Illinois, United States in 1920 and Union Township, Livingston, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 5 December 1966, at the age of 73, and was buried in Emington, Livingston, Illinois, United States.

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Louis Cleveland Telford
Marion Wyllie
Marriage: 9 February 1920

Spouse & Children

9 February 1920
Livingston, Illinois, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Robert Esford


  • Elizabeth Duffe




  • Isabella Gladice Esford


  • Male1893–1966Male

  • Edgar Esford


  • Harry Esford


  • Mabel Esford


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 17

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.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 20

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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)

  • Louis Telford in household of Robert Telford, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Louis C Telford in household of Robert Telford, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Louis C Telford, "United States Census, 1930"

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