Leota Telford

1903–1991 (Age 87)
Salem, Marion, Illinois, United States

The Life of Leota

When Leota Telford was born on 11 August 1903, in Salem, Marion, Illinois, United States, her father, John Ernest Telford, was 21 and her mother, Mable Rachel Finley, was 21. She married Hershel I. MILLER in 1925, in Bond, Illinois, United States. She lived in Haines Township, Marion, Illinois, United States in 1910. She died on 8 January 1991, at the age of 87, and was buried in Omega, Marion, Illinois, United States.

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Leota Telford
Hershel I. MILLER
Marriage: 1925

Spouse & Children

  • Female1903–1991Female

  • Hershel I. MILLER


Bond, Illinois, United States

Parents & Siblings

  • John Ernest Telford


  • Mable Rachel Finley




  • Female1903–1991Female

  • Dennis M Telford


World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1910 · Boy Scouts of America

Age 7

When W. D. Boyce was visiting London, he encountered a boy that helped him find his destination. The boy refused the tip that Boyce offered to him and told him that he was just doing his daily good turn. Being inspired, Boyce incorporated the Boy Scouts of America to help teach young men how to have an attitude of service always. Since its foundation, The Boy Scouts of America has become one of the largest Scouting organizations in the United States. Around 110 million people have been participants at some time in their life. The BSA was established to help young people make better choices in life and showing selflessness by serving the community.

Age 24

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

Name Meaning

Scottish and English (Northumbria): not, as its form would imply, a habitational name, even though there is a place in Shropshire so called, but a variant of Telfer , assimilated to the pattern of habitational names in -ford. The Shropshire place is a new town, named after the celebrated Scottish civil engineer Thomas Telford ( 1757–1834 ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Leeota Telford in household of Mabel Telford, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Leota Miller in household of Hershel Miller, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Leota Miller in household of Hershel Miller, "United States Census, 1940"

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