Lela Bell Mefford

12 August 1897–21 April 1988 (Age 90)
Greenwood, Cass, Nebraska, United States

The Life Summary of Lela Bell

When Lela Bell Mefford was born on 12 August 1897, in Greenwood, Cass, Nebraska, United States, her father, George Grant Mefford, was 25 and her mother, Lurlie Coleman, was 24. She married Guy Elijah Rung on 22 April 1920, in Ordway, Crowley, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Salt Creek Election Precinct, Cass, Nebraska, United States in 1900 and Mill Election Precinct, Lancaster, Nebraska, United States for about 10 years. She died on 21 April 1988, in Ashland, Saunders, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Greenwood Memorial Cemetery, Greenwood, Cass, Nebraska, United States.

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Guy Elijah Rung
Lela Bell Mefford
Marriage: 22 April 1920
Farrell Guy Rung
Dale Eugene Rung

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 April 1920Ordway, Crowley, Colorado, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1898 · War with the Spanish
    Age 1
    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.
    1900 · Gold for Cash!
    Age 3
    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
    Age 26
    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    Name Meaning

    Probably an Americanized spelling of German and Dutch Meffert .

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

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    Sources (3)

    • Lela Mefford in household of George G Mefford, "United States Census, 1920"
    • Lela Mefford in household of Grant Mefford, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Lella Mefford in household of Grant Mefford, "United States Census, 1900"

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