Alda Vernon Bedford

6 January 1904–19 May 1989 (Age 85)
Winters, Runnels, Texas, United States

The Life of Alda Vernon

When Alda Vernon Bedford was born on 6 January 1904, in Winters, Runnels, Texas, United States, his father, James Jefferson Bedford, was 29 and his mother, Minnie Viola Rodgers, was 24. He married Katherine Keller on 30 August 1930, in Schenectady, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Westmont, Camden, New Jersey, United States in 1940 and Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey, United States in 1993. He died on 19 May 1989, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Alda Vernon Bedford
Katherine Keller
Marriage: 30 August 1930
Nancy Helen Bedford

Spouse and Children

30 August 1930
Schenectady, New York, United States


    Nancy Helen Bedford


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1905 · Construction of the Praetorian Building

Age 1

Texas completed the construction of the Praetorian Building (Stone Plane Tower) in 1909. It was the first skyscraper in Texas and the Southwestern United States. The building had 15 stories and was 190 ft tall.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Age 23

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from the county seat of Bedfordshire, or a smaller place of the same name in Lancashire. Both are named with the Old English personal name Bēda + Old English ford ‘ford’. The name is now very common in Yorkshire as well as Bedfordshire.

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

Sources (3)

  • Alda Bedford in household of Minnie Bedford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Alda V Bedford, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Alda Bedford in household of Jas J Bedford, "United States Census, 1920"

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