Chester Hayward Thetford

26 November 1915–9 March 1982 (Age 66)
Dyersburg, Dyer, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Chester Hayward

When Chester Hayward Thetford was born on 26 November 1915, in Dyersburg, Dyer, Tennessee, United States, his father, Otto Thetford, was 22 and his mother, Lula Asbridge, was 19. He married Sarah Bob Wooley on 29 October 1938, in Dyersburg, Dyer, Tennessee, United States. He lived in Dyer, Tennessee, United States for about 15 years and Civil District 5, Dyer, Tennessee, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1945. He died on 9 March 1982, in Dyersburg, Dyer, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Newbern, Dyer, Tennessee, United States.

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Chester Hayward Thetford
Clellon Mai Kimbrell
Marriage: 12 November 1955

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12 November 1955
Dyersburg, Dyer, Tennessee, United States

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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 16

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 20

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

English (Norfolk): habitational name from a place in Norfolk, named in Old English with þeodo- ‘people’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Haywood Thedford, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Hayward Thetford in household of George Garrison, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Hayward Thedford in household of Lula Thedford, "United States Census, 1920"

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