Marie Etta Willford

12 February 1875–24 May 1953 (Age 78)
Iowa, United States

The Life of Marie Etta

When Marie Etta Willford was born on 12 February 1875, in Iowa, United States, her father, John Overton Willford, was 25 and her mother, Sarah Ann Morley, was 25. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with William E. Sullivan. She lived in Canon City, Fremont, Colorado, United States for about 10 years and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1930. She died on 24 May 1953, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

William E. Sullivan
Marie Etta Willford
Robert Hugh Sullivan
Ralph Eugene Sullivan
Mildred M. Sullivan

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    John Overton Willford


    Sarah Ann Morley





    Wibur Grant Willford


    Myrtle A. Willford


    Stella Willford


World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 16

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

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.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Wilford .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Marie Sullivan, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Etta Willford in household of Jno O Willford, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Ettie Wilford in household of John O Wilford, "United States Census, 1880"

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