Robert William Lord

1857–1941 (Age 84)
Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Robert William

When Robert William Lord was born on 3 October 1857, in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jeremiah "Jerry" Lord, was 40 and his mother, Eliza P Cowen, was 30. He married Elmira Theresa Bloom about 1884, in West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Bayard, Grant, West Virginia, United States in 1900 and Leadsville, Randolph, West Virginia, United States in 1910. He died on 15 September 1941, in Elkins, Randolph, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Elkins, Randolph, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert William Lord
1857–1941
Elmira Theresa Bloom
1862–1906
Marriage: about 1884
Clarence Lemoin Lord
1885–1968
Eva Lord
1887–1899
Jennie Mae Lord
1888–1964
William "Pete" Lee Lord
1892–1957
Lydia Mabie Lord
1899–1980
Robert Paul Lord
1902–1975

Spouse & Children

  • Male1857–1941Male

  • Elmira Theresa Bloom

    Female1862–1906Female

MARRIAGE
about 1884
West Virginia, United States
children

(6)

+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1863

Age 6

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863

Age 6

"West Virginia was given statehood status with the ""agreement"" the citizens would phase out slavery. On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln approved the Statehood Bill for West Virginia. West Virginia was proclaimed a state on April 20, 1863, with the bill becoming effective 60 days later, June 20, 1863. When West Virginia first entered statehood in 1863, there were only 46 counties. That same year, four other counties voted themselves into West Virginia. Today, there are 55 counties in the Mountain State. The oldest county in the state is Hamsphire County formed in 1754 as part of Virginia. The youngest county is Mingo formed in 1895. The smallest county is Hancock located in the northern panhandle of the state with Randolph being the largest. When the Legislature convened for its first session, there were only 47 members of the House of Delegates and 18 members of the State Senate. Through the years, the number has increased to 100 members of the House of Delegates and 34 members of the State Senate."
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 24

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 English: nickname from the vocabulary word lord, presumably for someone who behaved in a lordly manner, or perhaps one who had earned the title in some contest of skill or had played the part of the ‘Lord of Misrule’ in the Yuletide festivities.It may also have been an occupational name for a servant in the household of the lord of the manor, or possibly a status name for a landlord or the lord of the manor himself. The word itself derives from Old English hlāford, earlier hlāf-weard, literally ‘loaf-keeper’, since the lord or chief of a clan was responsible for providing food for his dependants.2 Irish: English name adopted as a translation of the main element of Gaelic Ó Tighearnaigh ( see Tierney ) and Mac Thighearnáin ( see McKiernan ).3 French: nickname from Old French l’ord ‘the dirty one’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Robert Lord in household of Jeremiah Lord, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Robert W Lord in household of Jeremiah Lord, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Robert Lord in household of Jeremiah Lord, "United States Census, 1880"

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