Lonnie Elkins Telford

1885–1960 (Age 75)
Union, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Lonnie Elkins

When Lonnie Elkins Telford was born on 11 March 1885, in Union, Arkansas, United States, his father, William Ford Telford, was 35 and his mother, Mary Frances Risinger, was 34. He married Blanche Moody on 27 August 1916, in Union, Arkansas, United States. He lived in Boone Township, Union, Arkansas, United States in 1920 and Wesson, Union, Arkansas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 15 September 1960, at the age of 75, and was buried in Wesson Cemetery, Wesson, Union, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lonnie Elkins Telford
Blanche Moody
Marriage: 27 August 1916

Spouse & Children

27 August 1916
Union, Arkansas, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • William Ford Telford


  • Mary Frances Risinger




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World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1888 · Bauxite Mining Began

Age 3

Bauxite a rock with relatively high aluminum content, is the main source of aluminum for the world. When it was discovered in Arkansas it changed the state. The city of Bauxite, Arkansas was the site of the discovery.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 21

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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)

  • Lonnie T Telford, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lonnie T Telford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lonnie Telford, "United States Census, 1920"

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