Howard Robert Wolford

9 June 1908–18 October 1977 (Age 69)
Esperance, Esperance, Schoharie, New York, United States

The Life of Howard Robert

When Howard Robert Wolford was born on 9 June 1908, in Esperance, Esperance, Schoharie, New York, United States, his father, Howard Karker WOLFORD, was 34 and his mother, Lavina VanDerwerken, was 31. He lived in Rotterdam, Schenectady, New York, United States for about 20 years. He died on 18 October 1977, in Schenectady, Schenectady, New York, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Sloansville, Esperance, Schoharie, New York, United States.

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Howard Karker WOLFORD
Lavina VanDerwerken
Howard Robert Wolford

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World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1917 · Women Given the Right to Vote in New York

Age 9

Voters in New York approve a bill giving women the right to vote. This is passed three years prior to the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which allowed women to vote nationwide.

Age 19

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

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from Great or Little Wolford in Warwickshire, named with Old English wulf ‘wolf’ + weard ‘protector’, ‘guard’. 2. from the Old English personal name Wulfweard, composed of the same elements as 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Robert Wolford in household of Howard Wolford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert H Wolford in household of Howard Wolford, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Howard R Wolford in household of Howard Wolford, "United States Census, 1940"

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