Leslie Earl Telford

1888–1980 (Age 91)
Walnut Hill, Marion, Illinois, United States

The Life of Leslie Earl

When Leslie Earl Telford was born on 16 September 1888, in Walnut Hill, Marion, Illinois, United States, his father, George W Telford, was 31 and his mother, Esther Leuty, was 21. He married Emma Maud Copple on 18 May 1913, in Marion, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Raccoon Township, Marion, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 2 January 1980, in Centralia, Marion, Illinois, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Sandoval Township, Marion, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leslie Earl Telford
Emma Maud Copple
Marriage: 18 May 1913
Dwight Earl Telford
Alden G Telford
Raymond P Telford

Spouse & Children

18 May 1913
Marion, Illinois, United States


  • Dwight Earl Telford


  • Alden G Telford


  • Male1917–2009Male

Parents & Siblings

  • George W Telford


  • Female1866–1923Female



  • James Rolla Telford


  • Male1888–1980Male

  • Female1890–1968Female

  • Unice Telford


  • Beatrice Telford


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 4

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 24

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

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)

  • Earl Telford, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Earl Telford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Earl L Telford, "United States Census, 1920"

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