Linnie May Telford

1907–1991 (Age 83)
Colonia Juárez, Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico

The Life of Linnie May

When Linnie May Telford was born on 8 July 1907, in Colonia Juárez, Casas Grandes, Chihuahua, Mexico, her father, John Eli Telford, was 36 and her mother, Caroline Mills Saville, was 28. She married Benson Felshaw Kelly on 2 May 1933, in Maricopa, Pinal, Arizona, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 3 Silver City, Grant, New Mexico, United States in 1940. She died on 13 January 1991, in Whittier, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Mesa Cemetery, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, United States.

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Family Time Line

Linnie May Telford
Benson Felshaw Kelly
Marriage: 2 May 1933
Carol Lynn Kelly
Ben Marshall Kelly

Spouse & Children

2 May 1933
Maricopa, Pinal, Arizona, United States


Parents & Siblings



+1 More Child

World Events (8)


Age 1

Díaz states his intention of not seeking reelection in interview. Francisco I. Madero publishes The Presidential Succession of 1910 .
1919 · Mesa Arizona Latter-day Saint Temple Announced

Age 12

The Mesa Arizona Latter-day Saint Temple was announced on October 3, 1919. Don Carlos Young and Ramm Hansen were chosen to design the temple. The Mesa, Arizona temple was the first temple to be built in Arizona.

Age 22

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Oyma Kelly in household of B F Kelly, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Linnie May Telford, "Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964"
  • Linnie May Telford, "Arizona, County Marriages, 1871-1964"

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