Oral Kofford

20 August 1894–26 September 1918 (Age 24)
Castle Dale, Emery, Utah, United States

The Life of Oral

When Oral Kofford was born on 20 August 1894, in Castle Dale, Emery, Utah, United States, her father, George Newton Kofford, was 31 and her mother, Josephine Larsen, was 28. She married Peter Eugene Johansen on 8 June 1916, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 26 September 1918, in Castle Dale, Emery, Utah, United States, at the age of 24, and was buried in Castle Dale City Cemetery, Castle Dale, Emery, Utah, United States.

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Peter Eugene Johansen
Oral Kofford
Marriage: 8 June 1916
Oral Eugene Johansen

Spouse and Children

8 June 1916
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1896 · Utah Becomes a State

Age 2

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 7

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Kauffert, an occupational name for a trader, Middle High German koufer, plus excrescent -t.

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

Sources (3)

  • Betty M Johansen in household of Peter Eugene Johansen, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Oral Kofford in household of Josephie Kofford, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Oral Kofford in household of George N Kofford, "United States Census, 1910"

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