Lora Mathews Todd

1896–
Michigan, United States

The Life of Lora Mathews

When Lora Mathews Todd was born on 15 April 1896, in Michigan, United States, her father, Francis A. Todd, was 50 and her mother, Alice Mary Cheever, was 37. She lived in Washtenaw, Michigan, United States in 1900.

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Family Time Line

Francis A. Todd
1846–
Alice Mary Cheever
1859–1934
Chloe M. Todd
1896–1949
Lora Mathews Todd
1896–

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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.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 7

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1927

Age 31

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

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 (1)

  • Lora Mathews Todd in household of Frank Todd, "United States Census, 1900"

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