Richard Samford

26 December 1942–18 January 2000 (Age 57)
San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States

The Life of Richard

When Richard Samford was born on 26 December 1942, in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States, his father, Arthur Raymond Samford, was 30 and his mother, Theodora Lydia Freelyn, was 28. He died on 18 January 2000, in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States, at the age of 57.

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Family Time Line

Arthur Raymond Samford
1912–1962
Theodora Lydia Freelyn
1914–2005
Theodore Freelyn Samford
1940–1962
Richard Samford
1942–2000

Parents and Siblings

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World Events (8)

1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 2

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.
1953 · Grizzly Bear Becomes State Animal

Age 11

The California grizzly bear became designated as the state animal in 1953.
1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Age 16

Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Sandford , probably relating specifically to various minor places in Devon and Somerset, for example Sampford Arundel in Somerset or Sampford Courtenay in Devon.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Arthur Richard Samford, "California Birth Index, 1905-1995"

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