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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Otus F. Burford
Gillie Wright
Claudie Burford
Forney W. Burford
Hallie O. Burford
Rachel M. Burford
Otus Emery Burford

Spouse and Children



Parents and Siblings

    Alexander Jasper Burford





    Daniel Lafayette Burford


    Lee Overton Burford


    Ada Mayloyd Burford



    Margaret J Burford


+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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