Lonnie Elmer Todd

1896–1985 (Age 89)
Union, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Lonnie Elmer

When Lonnie Elmer Todd was born on 9 November 1896, in Union, Mississippi, United States, his father, Steven Jackson "Jack" Todd, was 41 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Wray, was 34. He had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Nina Robbins. He lived in Beat 1, Union, Mississippi, United States in 1900 and Esperanza, Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States in 1920. He died on 21 December 1985, at the age of 89, and was buried in Hopewell Church, Pontotoc, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lonnie Elmer Todd
Nina Robbins
Thurmon Edward Todd
Ornie Mitchell Todd
Flossie Todd
PJ Todd

Spouse & Children



  • Male1909–1996Male

  • Ornie Mitchell Todd


  • Flossie Todd


  • PJ Todd


Parents & Siblings

  • Steven Jackson "Jack" Todd


  • Female1861–1946Female



  • Female1879–1953Female

  • Walter Todd


  • Female1883–1943Female

  • Lietta F Todd


  • Huelet Todd


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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.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 11

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.

Age 24

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English (mainly northern) and Scottish: nickname for someone thought to resemble a fox, for example in cunning or slyness, or perhaps more obviously in having red hair, from northern Middle English tod(de) ‘fox’ (of unknown origin).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Lonnie Todd, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lonnie E Todd in household of Steven J Todd, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Lonnie Elmer Todd, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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