John Franklin Tedford

17 January 1874–20 November 1947 (Age 73)
Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States

The Life of John Franklin

When John Franklin Tedford was born on 17 January 1874, in Santa Ana, Orange, California, United States, his father, James Thomas Tedford, was 33 and his mother, Ann Elizabeth Fickas, was 18. He married Emma Frances Easton on 1 November 1900, in San Jacinto, Riverside, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Oro Grande, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1930 and Oro Grande Judicial Township, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1940. He died on 20 November 1947, in Tehachapi, Kern, California, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Franklin Tedford
Emma Frances Easton
Marriage: 1 November 1900
Nelva Ione Tedford
George Mark Tedford
Kenneth Easton Tedford

Spouse and Children

1 November 1900
San Jacinto, Riverside, California, United States


Parents and Siblings

    James Thomas Tedford


    Ann Elizabeth Fickas




World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 1

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 17

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 22

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

Scottish and northern Irish: unexplained. Sean de Bhulbh believes it to be an English habitational name, but no likely source has been identified.

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

Sources (3)

  • John F Tedford, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John Tedford, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Tedford in household of James Tedford, "United States Census, 1880"

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