William Banford

MaleDecember 1846–17 January 1910

Brief Life History of William

When William Banford was born in December 1846, in Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Samuel Banford, was 32 and his mother, Charlotte Tarrant, was 32. He married Lydia Ann Atwood on 23 October 1872, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Acton Beauchamp, Herefordshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Highland Judicial Township, San Bernardino, California, United States in 1900. He died on 17 January 1910, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

William Banford
Lydia Ann Atwood
Marriage: 23 October 1872
George Banford
Myrtle Banford
Martha A Banford
William Franklin Banford
Charlotte Jane Banford
Helen Delia Banford

Sources (22)

  • Wm Banford in entry for Banford, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Williams Banford in household of Samell Banford, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • William Banford, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 October 1872San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States
  • Children (6)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1848 · The California Gold Rush

    Age 2

    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 

    1848 · Mexico Cedes California Nine Days After Gold Is Found

    Age 2

    The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed on February 2, 1848, which ended the Mexican-American War. Mexico ceded 525,000 square miles of land, including what is now California. Gold had been found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, only nine days prior to signing the treaty.


    Age 17

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Bamford .

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

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