Harry Orval Stafford

2 December 1924–8 December 1994 (Age 70)
Hastings, Barry, Michigan, United States

The Life of Harry Orval

When Harry Orval Stafford was born on 2 December 1924, in Hastings, Barry, Michigan, United States, his father, Harry Stafford Sr, was 34 and his mother, Alice "Marie" A Woodruff, was 31. He had at least 2 sons with Nora Christina Lake. He lived in Delton, Barry, Michigan, United States in 1935 and Bourbonnais Township, Kankakee, Illinois, United States in 1940. He died on 8 December 1994, in Charleston Township, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Augusta, Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States.

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Harry Orval Stafford
Nora Christina Lake
Harry Daniel Stafford
Leroy Allen Stafford

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World Events (8)

1925 · Woman's World's Fair

Age 1

The first Woman's World's Fair was held in Chicago in 1925. The idea of the completely women-run fair was to display the progress of ideas, work, and products of twentieth-century women

Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 20

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places in England so called, which do not all share the same etymology. The county seat of Staffordshire (which is probably the main source of the surname) is named from Old English stæð ‘landing place’ + ford ‘ford’. Examples in Devon seem to have as their first element Old English stān ‘stone’, and one in Sussex is probably named with Old English stēor ‘steer’, ‘bullock’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Harry Stafford in household of Harry Stafford, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Harry Stafford Jr. in household of Harry Stafford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Harry Stafford in entry for Leroy Allen Stafford, "Michigan Deaths and Burials, 1800-1995"

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