Stella Deford (1887 - 1974)

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Stella Deford
1887 - 1974
updated February 06, 2019
Stella Deford was born on December 28, 1887. She died in October 1974 at 86 years of age. We know that Stella Deford had been residing in Olympia, Thurston County, Washington 98502.

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Stella Deford died in October 1974 at 86 years of age. She was born on December 28, 1887. There is no information about Stella's surviving family. We know that Stella Deford had been residing in Olympia, Thurston County, Washington 98502.
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In 1887, in the year that Stella Deford was born, on January 28th, the largest recorded snowflakes fell in a snowstorm in Fort Keogh, Montana. They were supposed to have been 15 inches wide and 8 inches thick. A rancher in the area said that they were “larger than milk pans”. A Wild West tall tale? Not according to the Guinness World Records book.

In 1911, by the time she was 24 years old, the first Indianapolis 500 was run in May. Ray Harroun was the winner - he was an engineer and had retired from racing but he came back for this race. After the race, he retired for good. The purse was $27,550 - the largest offered up to that time - and Harroun received $10,000 for first place. His average time was 74.602 mph.

In 1958, by the time she was 71 years old, on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1962, she was 75 years old when on February 20th, Lt. Col. John H. Glenn, Jr. became the first American to orbit the Earth. The Friendship 7 flew three times around the earth in 4 hours and 55 minutes. At age 77, Glenn returned to space - the oldest person to fly in space.

In 1974, in the year of Stella Deford's passing, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

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Warma I Deford
Jul 5, 1898 - March 1991
College Place, WA
Sara Deford
Dec 28, 1898 - September 1984
Vancouver, Washington
Winton E Deford
Feb 13, 1926 - Jul 14, 2001
Bellingham, WA
Connie L Deford
Dec 26, 1942 - Jun 19, 2008
Dayton, WA
Willabelle M Deford
Oct 20, 1917 - Oct 1, 2004
Kennewick, WA
Danny W Deford
Dec 4, 1961 - Dec 8, 1995
Barbara M Deford
Sep 4, 1923 - Jul 19, 1994
Graham, WA
Daniel C Deford
Apr 16, 1929 - Nov 22, 2008
Petaluma, CA
Robert P Deford
Jan 26, 1929 - Jan 13, 1998
Springfield, OR
Alta L Deford
Jul 1, 1915 - Jul 15, 2002
Idaho Falls, ID
James Glenn Deford
Apr 29, 1939 - Feb 16, 2011
Vancouver, Oregon
Lester Deford
Feb 11, 1955 - February 1982
George Carney Deford
May 3, 1924 - Mar 16, 1983
Anna C Deford
Apr 2, 1922 - September 1997
Kennewick, WA
Thomas L Deford
Feb 5, 1942 - May 14, 1995
Genevieve E Deford
Apr 13, 1906 - Apr 1, 1998
Redwood City, CA
Clarence Deford
Apr 2, 1885 - June 1975
Seattle, Washington
Floyd Deford
Aug 14, 1880 - April 1966
Olympia, Washington
Harold L Deford
Dec 3, 1930 - Feb 3, 1995
Newberg, OR
Frances E Deford
Sep 6, 1932 - Jun 4, 2009
Olympia, WA

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