Lester Samuel Telford

1880–1960 (Age 80)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Lester Samuel

When Lester Samuel Telford was born in May 1880, in Illinois, United States, his father, Joseph Telford, was 29 and his mother, Laura Ann Hawkins, was 26. He married Caroline E Schumacher on 22 July 1905, in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Alma, Marion, Illinois, United States for about 30 years and Manitowoc, Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States in 1920. He died on 15 November 1960, in San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Colma, San Mateo, California, United States.

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Lester Samuel Telford
Caroline E Schumacher
Marriage: 22 July 1905
Carol Telford
Samuel Telford

Spouse & Children

22 July 1905
Manitowoc, Wisconsin, United States


  • Carol Telford


  • Samuel Telford


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 3

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 21

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

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)

  • Lester S Telford, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lester S Telford, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Telford in household of Joseph Telford, "United States Census, 1880"

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