Leo Calder Telford

1921–2002 (Age 80)
Randolph, Rich, Utah, United States

The Life of Leo Calder

When Leo Calder Telford was born on 16 September 1921, in Randolph, Rich, Utah, United States, his father, Robert Le Roy Telford, was 32 and his mother, Eva May Calder, was 27. He married Beth Rees on 20 April 1944, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in North Randolph Election Precinct, Rich, Utah, United States in 1940. He died on 17 February 2002, in Garden City, Rich, Utah, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Randolph City Cemetery, Randolph, Rich, Utah, United States.

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Leo Calder Telford
Beth Rees
Marriage: 20 April 1944

Spouse & Children

20 April 1944
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Parents & Siblings



World Events (8)

1922 · Timpanogos Cave National Monument

Age 1

Timpanogos Cave National Monument is a United States National Monument protecting the Timpanogos Cave Historic District and a cave system on Mount Timpanogos. There are three caves in the cave system, one of which is specifically called Timpanogos Cave but the caves are only viewable on guided tours when the monument is open.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 23

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.

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.

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Leo's Memories

LEO CALDER TELFORD 1921-2002 Sharing His Memories In July of 1996, the Mike Telford Family was meeting in Jackson Wyoming for a family get-together. Leo’s granddaughter April and her husband Brett pi …

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Sources (3)

  • Leo C Telford in household of Robt Leroy Telford, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Leo C Telford in household of Robert L Telford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leo in entry for Robert Leroy Telford, "Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries, 1864-2007"

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