Thomas Arnold Radford

5 September 1932–25 March 2004 (Age 71)
Marlin, Falls, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas Arnold

When Thomas Arnold Radford was born on 5 September 1932, in Marlin, Falls, Texas, United States, his father, Harry Radford, was 33 and his mother, Laura Granbie "Frankie" Carter, was 27. He married Marion Catherine Crumb on 5 May 1955. He lived in Justice Precinct 1, Falls, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 25 March 2004, in Torrance, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Pacific Crest Cemetery, Redondo Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Thomas Arnold Radford
Marion Catherine Crumb
Marriage: 5 May 1955

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    5 May 1955
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    World Events (8)

    1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary
    Age 2
    Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 
    1949 · 1950s Texas Drought
    Age 17
    One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.
    1951 · The Twenty-Second Amendment
    Age 19
    Before the Twenty-second Amendment, the Presidency didn’t have a set number limit on how many times they could be elected or re-elected to the office of President of the United States. The Amendment sets that limit to two times, consecutively or not, and sets additional conditions for presidents who succeed to the unexpired terms of their predecessors.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish: habitational name from any of several places called Radford (Devon, Nottinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Somerset, Warwickshire, Worcestershire), Raddiford (Devon), Ratford (Sussex, Wiltshire), Redford (Angus, Fife, Midlothian, Dorset, Sussex), Retford (Nottinghamshire), Rodford (Gloucestershire), or Rudford (Gloucestershire). Most of these placenames appear to derive from Old English rēad ‘red’ + ford ‘ford’, though some are likely to derive from Old English hrēod ‘reed’ + ford (e.g. Rodford and Rudford (Gloucestershire)), and the Oxfordshire placename may derive from Old English rād ‘riding’ + ford, probably meaning ‘ford which can be crossed on horseback’. This English name has been established in Ireland (Wexford) since the 16th century.

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

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    Sources (8)

    • Radford, "Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
    • Thomas Radford in household of Harry Radford, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Thomas Arnold Radford, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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