Thomas Edward Whitford

10 February 1892–July 1964 (Age 72)
Central Falls, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Thomas Edward

When Thomas Edward Whitford was born on 10 February 1892, in Central Falls, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Charles Joshua Whitford Sr, was 35 and his mother, Susan Eliza "Susie" Covell, was 32. He married Alice C Fobes on 31 December 1919, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States. He lived in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States in 1930 and Rockland, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States in 1940. He died in July 1964, in Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Edward Whitford
Alice C Fobes
Marriage: 31 December 1919

Spouse and Children

31 December 1919
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Joshua Whitford Sr


    Susan Eliza "Susie" Covell




    Henry Clinton Whitford


    William Howard Whitford


    Charles Joshua Whitford Jr




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1895 · College Hall Catches on Fire

Age 3

On January 27, 1895, College Hall catches on fire and is fully consumed within one hour. During the fire, many students and faculty work together to save many of the items in the building. Some of these are library books. They save the books by piling them onto the rugs and dragging them out of the burning building. College Hall is then later rebuilt and renamed Davis Hall after Governor John W. Davis.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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 20

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

English: habitational name from a place named with Old English hwīt ‘white’ + ford ‘ford’, probably the one in Devon, although there are other places similarly named.

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

Sources (3)

  • Thomas E Whitford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thomas E Whitford, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Thomas E Whitford in household of Charles J Whitford, "United States Census, 1910"

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