Edward S. Stafford

22 October 1868–15 January 1953 (Age 84)
Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Edward S.

When Edward S. Stafford was born on 22 October 1868, in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Richard Stafford, was 37 and his mother, Ruth Chase Bigelow, was 28. He married Ruth Wood about 1890, in Rhode Island, United States. He died on 15 January 1953, at the age of 84, and was buried in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

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Edward S. Stafford
May W. Wood
Marriage: 15 April 1897
Irving Boynton Stafford

Spouse and Children

15 April 1897
Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States


    Irving Boynton Stafford


Parents and Siblings

    Richard Stafford


    Ruth Chase Bigelow




    Harriet Payne Stafford


    Alvira M. Stafford


    Frank N. Stafford




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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 2

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 28

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: habitational name from any of the various places in England so called, which do not all share the same etymology. The county seat of Staffordshire (which is probably the main source of the surname) is named from Old English stæð ‘landing place’ + ford ‘ford’. Examples in Devon seem to have as their first element Old English stān ‘stone’, and one in Sussex is probably named with Old English stēor ‘steer’, ‘bullock’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Edward Stafford in household of Richard Stafford, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Edward S Stafford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edward S Stufford, "United States Census, 1940"

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