Lester Dwight Telford

1893–1965 (Age 72)
Rome Township, Jefferson, Illinois, United States

The Life of Lester Dwight

When Lester Dwight Telford was born on 14 September 1893, in Rome Township, Jefferson, Illinois, United States, his father, Samuel W. Telford, was 31 and his mother, Martha Luella Baldridge, was 28. He married Harriet Lois Jackson on 2 June 1915, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States. He lived in Rocky River, Rocky River, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1940 and Rocky River, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1965. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 22 September 1965, in Lakewood, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Rocky River, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lester Dwight Telford
Harriet Lois Jackson
Marriage: 2 June 1915

Spouse & Children

2 June 1915
Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • Samuel W. Telford


  • Martha Luella Baldridge




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 11

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 19

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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.

Sources (3)

  • Lester D Telford, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lester D Telford, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lester D Teleford, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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