Maude Stafford

18 November 1897–
, Clinton, Indiana

The Life of Maude

When Maude Stafford was born on 18 November 1897, her father, Hadley Hanuel Stafford, was 33 and her mother, Ruth V. McCaskey, was 32. She married Jacob Buntin on 4 December 1916, in Hamilton, Indiana, United States. She lived in Sugar Creek Township, Clinton, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Adams Township, Hamilton, Indiana, United States in 1910.

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Fred R. Wilson
Maude Stafford
Marriage: 17 January 1921

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    Fred R. Wilson



17 January 1921
Hamilton Co. Ind.

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 1

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 9

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

Age 32

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

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)

  • Mandie Stafford in household of Hadley H Stafford, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Maud A Stafford in household of Hadley H Stafford, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Maude Stafford, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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