Murl Brafford

Brief Life History of Murl

When Murl Brafford was born on 22 March 1904, in Scranton, Greene, Iowa, United States, his father, Milton George Brafford, was 40 and his mother, Frances Savannah Chappell, was 41. He married Minnie Meliza Shields on 12 December 1921, in Scranton, Greene, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in United States in 1949 and Logan, Harrison, Iowa, United States in 1950. He died on 28 May 1985, in Scranton, Greene, Iowa, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Scranton Cemetery, Scranton, Greene, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Murl Brafford
1904–1985
Minnie Meliza Shields
1904–1968
Marriage: 12 December 1921
Ralph Edward Brafford
1923–2006
Milton Brafford
1925–

Sources (18)

  • Murl Brafford, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Murl Brafford, "Iowa, Delayed Birth Records, 1850-1939"
  • Murl Bradford, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

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.

1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.

1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Bradford . This surname has now died out in Britain.

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

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