Louis John Befort

15 March 1896–17 November 1989 (Age 93)
Chester Township, Wabasha, Minnesota, United States

The Life Summary of Louis John

When Louis John Befort was born on 15 March 1896, in Chester Township, Wabasha, Minnesota, United States, his father, William J Befort, was 34 and his mother, Mary Helen Reding, was 25. He married Kathryn Frank on 3 May 1921, in Mazeppa, Wabasha, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 17 November 1989, in Dodge, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 93.

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Louis John Befort
Kathryn Frank
Marriage: 3 May 1921
Irene Anne Marie Befort
Sylvester William Befort

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 May 1921Mazeppa, Wabasha, Minnesota, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 2
    After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
    1898 · The Kensington Runestone
    Age 2
    A Swedish man, Olof Ohman, was farming on his land when he came across a 202-pound rock slab that had strange writing on it. Convinced it was proof that Scandinavian explorers came to that area before Columbus found the Americas, he had it looked at by scholars and linguists to find its translation. There has been a drawn-out debate on the stone's authenticity, with a scholarly consensus that classifies it as a hoax and the community which is convinced that it is authentic.
    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
    Age 27
    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    Name Meaning

    French: assimilated form of Belfort .

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

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    Sources (16)

    • Louis J Befort, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Louis John Befort, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
    • Louis J Befort, "United States Census, 1930"

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