Friday, March 27, 2009

Robert Telford 1826-1879 - Maria Spooner 1846-1904

Robert Telford
Born 8 Jan 1826 Barrhead, Renfrew, Scotland
Note: Barrhead is listed as Bear Head in ward records, but in the World Atlas it's Barrhead
Parents:  John Telford and Jane Telford (they were cousins)
Occupation: Farmer
Married: 1) Rebecca Stoddard 22 Feb 1852 Bountiful, Davis, Utah
2) Maria Spooner 18 Jun 1864, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Emigrated to Utah:  17 May 1851-25 Sep 1851 Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel
Note: Traveled with Harry Walton/Garden Grove Company with his parents, his sister Anna and her husband Charles, his brother John and sister Eliza
Died 24 Nov 1879 Bountiful, Davis, Utah
Burial: 27 Nov 1879 Bountiful Cemetery
Sources
1860 US Census for Utah (age 30)
Headstone:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=75858757

Maria Spooner
Born 22 Mar 1846 Chesterfield, Derby, England
Parents:  George Spooner and Hannah Randall
Died: 4 Aug 1904 Bountiful, Davis, Utah (Cerebral Paresis)
Note: Her death certificate doesn't give her maiden name and  gives her birth date as the same day as her death, but her age is given as 58y 4m 15d so it is evident this is incorrect.
Burial: 7 Aug 1904 Bountiful Cemetery, Bountiful, Davis, Utah
Sources
Birth:  England-Wales Free BMD Index
1851 UK Census Brampton, Derby, England page 9 (age 5)
1861 UK Census Brampton, Derby, England (age 15)
Note:  her name spelled Mariah in the record
Utah Death Certificate
1880 US Census for Bountiful, Davis, Utah (age 34, widowed, her mother in law is also living with her)
1900 US Census for Bountiful, Davis, Utah (widowed)
Headstone (pictured above): http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=75963664

CHILDREN

Robert Telford Jr.
Born: 22 Aug 1865 Bountiful, Davis, Utah
Married: Hannah Brough 20 Mar 1888 Randolph, Rich, Utah
Children: Robert, Leon, Leona, Witt, Abraham
Died: 2 Feb 1900 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Buried: Randolph City Cemetery, Randolph, Rich, Utah
Sources
1880 US Census for Bountiful, Davis, Utah (age 14)
Utah County Marriages 1887-1937  Film 480873
Death:  Utah Deaths and Burials 1888-1946 Batch B54927-7 Film 26554 p 113 dth 4259
Photo courtesy of Family Tree
Headstone:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=44012074
George Spooner Telford
Born: 22 Dec 1867 Bountiful, Davis, Utah
Married: Geneva Pack Buckland 19 Dec 1894 Bountiful, Davis, Utah
Children: Victor, Alice, Eugene, Hazel, Jennie, Philip, Marjorie, Marden, Dorothy, Carlisle
Died: 26 Oct 1928 Grace, Bannock, Idaho
Buried: 29 Oct 1928 Grace, Caribou, Idaho
Sources
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=11841228
Marriage:  Utah Marriages 1887-1966 Batch I00436-2 Film 25886 ref 368
1880 US Census for Bountiful, Davis, Utah (age 12)
1900 US Census for Cleveland, Gentile Valley, Bannock, Idaho
1910 US Census for Grace, Bannock, Idaho (age 42)
1920 US Census for Grace, Bannock, Idaho (age 51)
Family Search
Ancestry.com
Death and Burial:  Idaho Death Certificates 1911-1937
Idaho Death Certificate
Idaho Death and Burials
Idaho Obituaries
*Maria Telford
Born: 22 Dec 1869 Bountiful, Davis, Utah
Married: Eli Taylor 23 Dec 1889 Bountiful, Davis, Utah
Children:  John, George, Lurena, Witt, Beatrice, Unity, Charles, Clifford, Ora
Died: 7 Apr 1925 Woods Cross, Davis, Utah
Buried: 10 Apr 1925 Bountiful Memorial Park, Bountiful, Davis, Utah
Sources
Marriage: Utah Marriages Batch M73450-9 Film 483530
1880 US Census for Bountiful, Davis, Utah (age 10)
1900 US Census for Bountiful Davis, Utah page 12B
1910 US Census for Bountiful, Davis, Utah page 5 (age 40)
Note: her name is spelled Mariah in the Census
1920 US Census for Bountiful, Davis, Utah sheet 2 (age 50)
Utah Death Certificate
Picture of headstone:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=68723660
John Witt Telford
Born: 7 Apr 1872 Bountiful, Davis, Utah
Occupation:  Utah-Idaho Sugar Company
Married: Martha Rockwood 20 Dec 1900 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Children:  Vernon, Horace, Elsie, Horton, Dorothy, Charles, Miriam, Ira
Died: 15 Sep 1957 Sacramento, Sacramento, California
Buried: 19 Sep 1957 Rose Hill Cemetery, Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho Plot: OP 119, 4, W, 3
Obituary:
JOHN W. TELFORD
IDAHO FALLS, IDAHO  -  Funeral services for John W. Telford, 85, former Idaho Falls resident, who died Friday at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Heber M. Ellsworth, Sacramento, Calif., will be conducted Thursday at 2 p.m. North Ward chapel, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Idaho Falls.

Born April 7, 1872, Bountiful, Utah to Robert and Maria Spooner Telford.  Married Martha Rockwood, Dec. 20, 1900, Salt Lake Temple.  She died in 1953.  Employed by Utah-Idaho Sugar Co.; Farmer; former Bishop, Lincoln Ward, Idaho Falls Temple, officiator.
    

Survivors: five sons, three daughters, Dr. Horace S., Pullman, Wash.; Dr. C. W., San Jose, Calif.; Dr. Ira R., Horton R., Mrs. Ralph R. Stevenson, Washington, D.C.; Vernon R.., Atlanta, Ga.; Mrs. Frank C. Taylor, Ontario, Calif.; Mrs. Heber M. Ellsworth, Sacramento, Calif.
Friends call at Wood Mortuary Thursday until time of services.  Burial Rose Hill Cemetery

Sources
1880 US Census for Bountiful, Davis, Utah (age 8)
1900 US Census for Bountiful, Davis, Utah (living with widowed mother)
1910 US Census for Lincoln, Bingham, Idaho
1930 US Census for Lincoln, Bingham, Idaho
Marriage:  Utah Marriages 1887-1966 Batch I00436-2 Film 25886 ref 768
Deceased LDS member record
Idaho Obituaries
California Death Index 1940-1997
Obituary: Deseret News and Telegram, Salt Lake City, Monday, September 16, 1957.
Picture of headstone:  http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=74159092
William Henry Telford
Born: 26 Aug 1874 Bountiful, Davis, Utah
Blessed: 1 Oct 1874 by John Telford
Died: 8 Oct 1874 Bountiful, Davis, Utah
Sources
Family Search

Alexander Willard  (Zan)Telford
Born: 22 Aug 1875 Bountiful, Davis, Utah
Married: Etta Flavella Burnham 29 Nov 1904 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Children:  Willard, Luana, John, Wilma, Robert
Died: 15 Jan 1960 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Buried: 18 Jan 1960 Bountiful Memorial Park, Bountiful, Davis, Utah
Obituary


Alexander (Zan) W. Telford, 84, of 662 South Main St.. died at 1 a.m. Saturday of natural causes at his residence.

Born Aug 22, 1875, he was the son of Robert and Maria Spooner Telford.  He was born in Bountiful.  He married Etta F. Burnham Nov. 28, 1904, in the Salt Lake Temple, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  She died in April 1950.  He was a musician for 60 years.  He was also a retired farmer.  He was a high priest in the church and choir member.
    

Surviving are: one son, Robert W. Telford, West Bountiful; two daughters; Mrs. M. R. (Luana) Wallis, Salt Lake City; Mrs. M. W. (June) Bisbee, Phoenix, Ariz.; 15 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren and one brother, Lt. Col. Charles Telford, LaJolla, Calif.
    
Funeral will be Monday at 2:30 p.m. in the West Bountiful Ward chapel where friends may call at the Union Mortuary in Bountiful, Sunday 6 to 8 p.m. and Monday 1 to 2 p.m. Burial, Bountiful Memorial Park.
Sources
Obituary: Deseret News and Telegram, Salt Lake City, Saturday, January 16, 1960
1880 US Census for Bountiful, Davis, Utah (age 4)
1900 US Census Gentile Valley, Bannock, Idaho (age 24, single, living with brother George)
1910 US Census for Bountiful, Davis, Utah (age 33)
1920 US Census for Bountiful, Davis, Utah  (age 44)
1930 US Census for Bountiful, Davis, Utah (age 54)
Note:  his name appears as A William Telford in the census
WW1 Draft Registration
Marriage:  Utah Marriages 1887-1966 Batch M73740-4 Film 429060 p291 cn 15172
Deceased LDS member record
Picture of family:  Family Tree courtesy of Robert Michael Telford
Headstone: http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=81204501
Charles Thomas Telford
Born: 22 Jan 1878 Bountiful, Davis, Utah
Married:  Single at time of death
Died: 15 Jun 1967 San Bernardino/LaJolla, San Diego, California
Military:  West Point Academy
Sergeant:  1900
Graduate 11 Jun 1903 (Second Lieutenant, 12th Cavalry)
Instructor in West Point Dept. of Mathematics 27 Aug 1907-11 Mar 1911
Leave of absence 13 Aug 1911-13 Sep 1911
Fort Robinson, Nebraska with Troop 14 Sep 1911-24 Jun 1912
Fort Meade, South Dakota with Troop 26 Jun 1912-11 Jun 1913
Transferred to 8th Cavalry 1 Jul 1913
Camp Stotsenburg, Philippines with Troop 4 Aug 1913-14 Nov 1914
Fort McKinley, Philippines with Troop 18 Nov 1914-14 Aug 1915
Fort Bliss Texas with Troop 24 Sep 1915-17 May 1916
Fabens, Texas and vicinity with Troop 19 Aug 1916-1 Oct 1917
Captain, 8th Cavalry 1 Jul 1916-20 Aug 1915
Major, Temporary, 8th Cavalry 5 Aug 1917
Presidio, Texas and vicinity with Squadron 2 Oct 1917-14 may 1918
Fort Bliss Texas, Commandant of Cavalry Officers Training School 15 May 1917-15 Jun 1915
Washington DC in office of Chief of Staff 21 Jun 1918-18 Jun 1919
Lieutenant-Colonel of Cavalry, National Army, 30 Jul 1918
France 18 Jun 1919-23 Aug 1919 as member of the Armenian Relief Commission
Tiflis, Russia 8 Sep 1919-10 Oct 1919 with Allied High Commissioner to Armenia
Erivan, Armenia 20 Oct 1919
Sources
1880 US Census for Bountiful, Davis, Utah (age 2)
1900 US Census for West Point Military Academy, Orange, New York page 4B Film 1241140
1910 US Census for West Point, Orange, New York page 21 (age 32)
Note:  it claims his father was born in Kansas and his mother in Michigan
1920-1934:  he was with the Relief forces
1940 US Census for San Diego, San Diego, California (age 62, single)
Note:  he has lodgers living with him - the Robertson family from Colorado
US Passport Applications (Paris France) 1919 for "American Relief"
California Passenger and Crew List 10 Oct 1934 Port of Arrival: California  Port of Departure: Marseilles France
Google e-book: Bullies and cowards: the West Point hazing scandal, 1898-1901 page 139
Note:  he was dismissed for one year from the academy without pay - refer to the news article below
News Article:  Deseret News Saturday, 25 May 1901 (Front page, which indicates he was due to return home in a few days)
Graduation from West Point:  Deseret News 2 Jun 1903 page 5 
Military history:  Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the U.S. Miltiary Academy (West Point) page 691
Official Register of the Officers and Cadets of the U.S. Military Academy 1900 (pg 27, 29), 1902 (pg 12), 1903 (pg 10), 1908 (pg 37), 1909 (pg 7)
Death:  Social Security death index
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Military_Academy

2 comments:

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