Otus F. Burford

8 April 1869–26 July 1954 (Age 85)
Mississippi, United States

The Life of Otus F.

When Otus F. Burford was born on 8 April 1869, in Mississippi, United States, his father, Alexander Jasper Burford, was 26 and his mother, Mary Jane Jackson, was 26. He had at least 2 sons and 3 daughters with Gillie Wright. He died on 26 July 1954, in Abilene, Taylor, Texas, United States, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Otus F. Burford
1869–1954
Gillie Wright
1872–1944
Claudie Burford
1891–1988
Forney W. Burford
1895–1986
Hallie O. Burford
1898–1981
Rachel M. Burford
1900–2001
Otus Emery Burford
1904–

Spouse and Children

children

(5)

Parents and Siblings

    Alexander Jasper Burford

    Male1842–1901Male

    Female1842–1917Female

siblings

(14)

    Daniel Lafayette Burford

    Male1861–1922Male

    Lee Overton Burford

    Male1866–1932Male

    Ada Mayloyd Burford

    Female1867–1940Female

    Male1869–1954Male

    Margaret J Burford

    Female1871–1958Female

+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1870 · Texas Is Restored to the Union

Age 1

Congress restored Texas to the Union on March 30, 1870, despite not yet meeting all of the requirements established for re-admittance.
1877 · Mississippi State Board of Health is Created

Age 8

In 1877, the Mississippi State Board of Health was established to protect and advance health throughout the state. There are several different categories that fall under their watch such as disease, environment, injury, standard care, shots, keep records, and more.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 25

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Oxfordshire and Shropshire, so named with Old English burh ‘stronghold’, ‘fortified manor’ + ford ‘ford’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Frank Burford in household of A G Burford, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Otis F Burford, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Otels F Burford, "United States Census, 1940"

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