Lester Robert Pollard

9 March 1902–27 January 1987 (Age 84)
Gordon Township, Todd, Minnesota, United States

The Life of Lester Robert

When Lester Robert Pollard was born on 9 March 1902, in Gordon Township, Todd, Minnesota, United States, his father, Peter James Pollard, was 47 and his mother, Mary Ann Callahan, was 41. He died on 27 January 1987, in Todd, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Eagle Bend, Todd, Minnesota, United States.

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Lester Robert Pollard
Ellen Voilet Peterson

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Peter James Pollard


    Mary Ann Callahan




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World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 1

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1906 · The End of Capital Punishment

Age 4

Between the state's entry into the Union and 1906, 27 people were executed by hanging in Minnesota. Public opinion soon shifted against the death penalty in the state and was formally abolished in 1911. Since its abolishment, there have been 23 attempts to reinstate the death penalty, but none of these bills passed the state legislature.

Age 25

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

Name Meaning

English:1. nickname for a person with a large or unusually shaped head, from Middle English poll ‘head’ (Middle Low German polle ‘(top of the) head’) + the pejorative suffix -ard. The term pollard in the sense denoting an animal that has had its horns lopped is not recorded before the 16th century, and as applied to a tree the word is not recorded until the 17th century; so both these senses are almost certainly too late to have contributed to the surname. 2. pejorative derivative of the personal name Paul . The surname has been established in Ireland since the 14th century.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lester R Pollard, "Minnesota State Census, 1905"
  • Lester Pollard in household of P J Pollard, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lester R Pollard, "United States Census, 1940"

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