Clarence Deford (1886 - 1965)

A photo of Clarence Deford
Clarence Deford
1886 - 1965
updated February 06, 2019
Clarence Deford was born on January 7, 1886. He died in July 1965 at 79 years of age. We know that Clarence Deford had been residing in Virginia.

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Clarence Deford Biography

With today's technology we are able to write and share our own history which lasts forever online. Our ancestors never had a chance to document their lives. This biography is dedicated to memorialize the life of Clarence Deford, honor his ancestry & genealogy, and his immediate Deford family.

Most Commonly Known Name

Clarence Deford

First name

Clarence

Middle name

Unknown.

Last Name(s)

Nickname(s) or aliases

Gender

Male

Birth

Clarence Deford was born on

Death

Clarence Deford died in

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Clarence.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of Clarence Deford?

Obituary

Unknown.

Ethnicity & Lineage

What is Clarence's ethnicity and where did his parents, grandparents & great-grandparents come from?

Nationality & Locations Lived

Unknown.

Religion

Unknown. Was Clarence a religious man?

Last Known Residence

Virginia

Education

Did Clarence finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did Clarence attend?

Professions

Share what Clarence did for a living or if he had a career or profession.

Personal Life & Organizations

Share some highlights of Clarence's personal life & organizations in which they participated.

Military Service

Did Clarence serve in the military or did a war or conflict interfere with his life?

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different Clarence Deford?
View other bios of people named Clarence Defords
Back to Top

Clarence Deford Family Tree

Clarence's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Deford family tree.

Clarence's Family

Add a parent
Add a parent
Clarence Deford
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

Friends:

Click to add friends & family.

Clarence's Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Clarence during various points of his life.
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Share Memories about Clarence

What do you remember about Clarence Deford? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that Clarence is remembered.

Clarence Deford Obituary

This obit of Clarence Deford is maintained by Clarence's followers. Contribute to her obituary and include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

Clarence Deford passed away in July 1965 at 79 years of age. He was born on January 7, 1886. We are unaware of information about Clarence's family or relationships. We know that Clarence Deford had been residing in Virginia.
Followers & Sources
Other Records of Clarence Deford

1886 - 1965 World Events

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Clarence's lifetime

In 1886, in the year that Clarence Deford was born, on May 4th, a general strike began in Chicago. Workers were striking for an 8 hour workday and in protest of the killing - by police - of several workers the day before. When an unknown person threw a dynamite bomb, the strike became violent. Seven policemen were killed as well as 4 civilians. It became known as the Haymarket Riot and eventually resulted in an 8 hourwork day as well as commemorations on May 1st for worker's rights.

In 1896, at the age of just 10 years old, Clarence was alive when on January 4th, Utah became the 45th state in the United States. After the LDS Church banned polygamy in 1890, Utah's application for statehood became acceptable to Congress and the Utah Territory became Utah..

In 1905, he was 19 years old when the Niagara Falls conference was held in Fort Erie, Ontario. Led by W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter, a group of African-American men met in opposition to racial segregation and disenfranchisement. Booker T. Washington had been calling for policies of accommodation and conciliation and these two men, along with the others who attended the conference, felt that this was accomplishing nothing. The group was the precursor to the NAACP.

In 1931, when he was 45 years old, in March, “The Star Spangled Banner” officially became the national anthem by congressional resolution. Other songs had previously been used - among them, "My Country, 'Tis of Thee", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful". There was fierce debate about making "The Star Spangled Banner" the national anthem - Southerners and veterans organizations supported it, pacifists and educators opposed it.

In 1965, in the year of Clarence Deford's passing, on March 8th, the first US combat troops arrived in Vietnam. The 3500 Marines joined 23,000 "advisors" already in South Vietnam. By the end of the year, 190,000 American soldiers were in the country.

Other Biographies

Other Clarence Defords

Clarence Deford
around 1880 - May 13, 1934
Clarence Deford
Apr 2, 1885 - June 1975
Seattle, Washington
Clarence A Deford
Apr 23, 1905 - Oct 12, 1989
Dayton, WA
Clarence D Deford
Feb 21, 1894 - Sep 15, 1973
Oklahoma City, OK
Clarence Deford
May 22, 1925 - June 1987
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Clarence W Deford
Nov 1, 1905 - May 25, 1994
Elmwood, IL
Clarence Deford
Dec 2, 1881 - July 1971
Elmwood, Illinois

Other Defords

Lois R Deford
Oct 27, 1925 - Jul 15, 1987
Chesapeake, VA
Leonidas A Deford
Aug 16, 1922 - May 22, 2009
Chesapeake, VA
Ruth Deford
Sep 5, 1891 - January 1965
Virginia
Dale Deford
Oct 20, 1937 - April 1966
Helen Deford
Oct 19, 1894 - June 1985
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Robert Deford
Feb 22, 1907 - August 1979
Chesapeake, Virginia
Edward C Deford
Apr 1, 1927 - May 4, 2004
Frankfort, IN
Florence Deford
Sep 6, 1925 - Feb 24, 2008
Lynchburg, VA
S D Deford
Jul 19, 1907 - Mar 11, 1988
Richmond, VA
W Deford
Mar 17, 1904 - November 1972
Norfolk, Virginia
Leslie Deford
Aug 14, 1887 - June 1970
Durham, North Carolina
Rosalie S Deford
Nov 14, 1906 - Mar 5, 1993
Norfolk, VA
Charles G Deford
Jan 24, 1909 - Jun 3, 1991
Norfolk, VA
Joella T Deford
Mar 6, 1898 - Mar 26, 1992
Virginia Beach, VA
George Deford
Mar 4, 1887 - October 1978
Pamplin, Virginia
James Deford
May 16, 1918 - August 1987
Greensboro, Georgia
John Deford
Jul 8, 1915 - April 1989
Evelyn E Deford
Jun 26, 1912 - Jan 21, 2003
Tampa, FL
Nickie v Deford
Jan 31, 1927 - Nov 30, 1989
Spring Grove, PA
Marguerite v Deford
Feb 17, 1924 - Sep 1, 2000
Urbana, OH

Other Bios

Henry Mcarthur
Mar 10, 1904 - May 1950
George Bernard
Jan 31, 1913 - April 1985
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Irean Stanley
Jan 10, 1893 - July 1969
Virginia
Joseph R Robertson
Mar 14, 1918 - Sep 4, 2006
Montgomery, AL
Fate Matthews
Mar 15, 1919 - Mar 8, 1995
Suffolk, VA
Hugh Bailey
Nov 11, 1905 - July 1955
Gussie Lloyd
Oct 16, 1902 - January 1982
Suffolk, Virginia
Spencer Mayfield
Aug 15, 1914 - Jan 11, 2003
Nanuet, NY
Pomp Kelly
Feb 3, 1891 - May 1972
Suffolk, Virginia
James Gatling
Jul 4, 1912 - February 1987
Suffolk, Virginia
Donnie Mcmullen
May 12, 1903 - October 1971
Norfolk, Virginia
Willie Mason
Mar 30, 1888 - September 1984
Suffolk, Virginia
Eva L Newsome
Mar 29, 1894 - Feb 1, 1988
Suffolk, VA
Beatrice B Campbell
Aug 1, 1907 - Apr 22, 1988
Suffolk, VA
Helen G Kozak
Dec 12, 1903 - Jan 23, 1999
Chesapeake, VA
Moses Williams
Jun 19, 1897 - April 1956
Nancy Burton
Jun 27, 1902 - October 1987
Suffolk, Virginia
Naomi Lawrence
Oct 12, 1908 - Jan 24, 2004
Suffolk, VA
Frank Benson
Jun 28, 1894 - November 1963
Virginia
Lucy Bland
Aug 19, 1907 - September 1984
Suffolk, Virginia
Success Stories from Biographies like Clarence Deford
I have to tell you a VERY special story about how AncientFaces helped to reunite our family. For 13 years, I have been searching for my grandmother's missing sister. She just disappeared from the family in the 1930s without a trace. No one ever knew where or when she died or where she was buried. My years of searching have just run into dead ends, so I had given up. Today, out-of-the-blue, a young lady called me and said that she had seen a photograph on AncientFaces and one of the women in the photo was her grandmother! Little did I know that she had left a small child behind when she died so young of TB. You can imagine our shock and excitement at finding each other and a whole new family that we never knew existed. We only live one state away from each other and very soon plan to have all family members meet to share our sides of "the story" and of course, many, many more picturesl AncientFaces...... without you, this family may never have been complete and Aunt Grace would have been lost to us forever. I hope you realize what a valuable service you provide and how grateful we are to have found you. Thank you!!!! -Lynda B.
I never knew my biological family. My family is my mother and father who raised me. But, as I got older I got curious about my heritage. It took me years of investigation to finally discover my parents’ names. Well, I get goosebumps just writing this, I have found my biological family because of AncientFaces. Yes!! I did a search for my [parents' names] and was shocked to find a photo of them on AncientFaces! I cannot tell you the feeling that came over me when I saw this photo - to see the faces of my biological parents…JUST LIKE THAT. I left a comment on the photo and you won’t believe this - the owner of the photo is MY SISTER!!! Yes, I have a LITTLE sister! It turns out my parents were too young when they had me and had to give me up. My little sister knew I existed and wanted to find me but had no way of doing it. Thanks to you I am meeting my little sister for the first time next month. GOD BLESS YOU ANCIENTFACES. -Anonymous
We have found our missing relative entirely thanks to AncientFaces. We have received a much clearer photo of Captain Grant from his Son. The picture we on AncientFaces is an old yellowed newspaper photo. I am attaching the new photo and ask that you take the old one out and put the new clear picture in its place. With our Canadian Remembrance Day here in 2 days - the timing could not be better. Thank You, AncientFaces. My long lost Aunt is now 86 years old and her Son and I are talking by phone and e-mails. Captain Grant was his Father and died in France in 1944 and is buried there. By posting pictures of the visit to his gravesite - we connected through one of his brothers. Amazing that our prayers have been answered. Thank you -Beth B.
I came home for lunch yesterday and decided to look at my email before going back to work. The weekly newsletter that I subscribe to from the Logan Family History Center had this message in it about AncientFaces. I clicked on the link and the first search I did was for Woodruff, and Mamie was the first picture that came up. I could hardly stand it. I was late getting back to work. I had to add comments and write to you. Thank you for noticing her in the store and for the website. I can't help but wonder how many other family pictures may have ended up in that store and why. I also can't help but feel that it was meant to be and that there is a purpose that this picture is coming home as you say. What are the chances of this all just happening? It's amazing that you even picked it up at the store and then went to all the extra effort to post it. It makes me feel as though you have been my friend forever. It certainly has given me a connection to you, and I have a love for what you do. I just can't tell you how excited I am. I can't even hold it in. -Cathy K., Utah
I have previously submitted several pictures of my grandfather August Zemidat. I have tried for many years to find anyone with that name, and I have searched many genealogy web sites to no avail. Recently I was contacted by someone who saw my pictures on AncientFaces who may well be a cousin. She also provided me with information that seems to indicate her grandparents were my grandfather’s siblings. Considering the many years I have been searching for the name Zemidat, I find this is absolutely amazing that I have finally found a family member. Thank you AncientFaces -Ron D.
I love AncientFaces, a while back I saw that you had labeled Garcia surname pictures. At the time I didn’t have all my family facts for my research. Anyway, I wandered into your site just to check it out AND NOW 1 YEAR LATER I received a picture from an 87 year old aunt and guess what you had this very same picture on your site!! (They were my great aunts and my great-grandmother!). Thank you… -Angela M.
I have loved AncientFaces since I first found it, it's the first thing I check when I turn on the computer. There was a time when even in the most modest households there were three cherished possessions, a family Bible. a family album and a fancy lamp. It was usual for the family to gather in the parlour, generally on Sunday and talk, tell stories of family and friends with the photos in the albums as illustration. Sadly in our modern electronic age we have fallen away from the oral tradition and interest in history has waned. I was quite shocked on the anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic to see so many comments from younger people who were surprised to learn that the Titanic wasn't just a movie. This is why AncientFaces is so important, to me it's the electronic age version of the oral tradition on a global scale and the sheer volume of people who follow, comment and contribute seems to prove the point. We are all grateful to you all for providing us with this wonderful site. - Arba M.