Massie Govan Stafford

Male2 September 1896–12 August 1958

Brief Life History of Massie Govan

When Massie Govan Stafford was born on 2 September 1896, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, his father, Harry S Stafford, was 28 and his mother, Mamie Jane Fugitt, was 21. He had at least 1 daughter with Delia Frances Sorey. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Dallas, Texas, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 12 August 1958, in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States.

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Massie Govan Stafford
Delia Frances Sorey
Louise Stafford

Sources (17)

  • Mamie Stafford in household of Harry S Stafford, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Massie Govan Stafford, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"
  • Massie G Stafford, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 4

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 17

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name principally from Stafford (Staffordshire), but occasionally from other places with similar names, such as Stafford House in Ifield (Sussex), possibly East and West Stowford in East Down (Devon), and three minor places in Devon called Stafford, in Dolton, Broadhembury, and Colyton parishes. The places are all named with Old English ford ‘ford’ as the final element, but have different initial elements. The Staffordshire placename has Old English stæth ‘river bank, shore’; Stafford in Colyton (Devon) has Old English stān ‘stone, rock’; the Sussex placename has Old English stēor ‘steer, bullock’; East and West Stowford (Devon) have Old English stæf ‘staff, stave, rod’; Stafford in Dolton and Stafford in Broadhembury (Devon) may have Old English stæth, stān, or stæf.

Irish (Wexford): variant of Stocker .

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

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