John E Lankford

15 March 1894–13 April 1953 (Age 59)
Grundy, Tennessee, United States

The Life of John E

When John E Lankford was born on 15 March 1894, in Grundy, Tennessee, United States, his father, Vachel Lankford, was 39 and his mother, Cynthia Poe, was 29. He married Lessie Elizabeth Roberts on 28 June 1920, in Grundy, Tennessee, United States. He lived in Civil District 11, Haywood, Tennessee, United States in 1900. He died on 13 April 1953, in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Orange Hill Cemetery, Grundy, Tennessee, United States.

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John E Lankford
Lessie Elizabeth Roberts
Marriage: 28 June 1920

Spouse and Children

28 June 1920
Grundy, Tennessee, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Vachel Lankford





World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 4

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.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 16

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

English: apparently a variant of Langford .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John A Lankford in household of Cyntha Lankford, "United States Census, 1900"
  • John Langford in entry for Willard Minton and Johnie Rachel Langford, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • John E. Lonkford, "Tennessee Death Records, 1914-1963"

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