Ballard Howell Stanford

11 February 1902–5 May 1996 (Age 94)
Frederick, Tillman, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Ballard Howell

When Ballard Howell Stanford was born on 11 February 1902, in Frederick, Tillman, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Exter Stanford, was 39 and his mother, May V Howell, was 31. He married Helen Travis on 1 October 1924, in Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He died on 5 May 1996, in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 94.

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Ballard Howell Stanford
Helen Travis
Marriage: 1 October 1924
Stanley Stanford
Robert Stanford

Spouse and Children

1 October 1924
Ottumwa, Wapello, Iowa, United States


    Stanley Stanford


    Robert Stanford


Parents and Siblings

    Exter Stanford


    May V Howell




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.

Age 5

Oklahoma is the 46th state.

Age 25

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

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places named Stanford, for example in Bedfordshire, Kent, and Norfolk, or Stanford Dingley in Berkshire, Stanford in the Vale in Oxfordshire, or Stanford le Hope in Essex, etc., all named from Old English stān ‘stone’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ballard Howell Stanford, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Ballard H Stanford, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"
  • Ballard H Stanford, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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