Saturday, July 9, 2011

Louis Adward "Addison" "Add" Lankford

Louis Adward "Add" Lankford
1882 - 1967
Louis Adward / Addison "Add" LANKFORD was the son of Robert Louis ( Lewis) Lankfard / Lankfard ( 1851 - 1919) and Charlotta Dade Lanford / Lankfard (1852 - 1924).
Louis "Add" was born on Jan 20, 1882 in Canton, Missouri. Louis married Virginia / Virgie Hill ? about 1904
Louis had no children by Virgie. (Virgie was born about 1886.)

Louis had two daughter by Leola Peterson; Thema Lankford born about 1902 and Rowena Lankford born about 1908. [Leola / Leolla (1883 - 1954)]


Louis had a daughter and a son by Sarah Elizabeth Wright (1882 - 1967). Adlene Lankford (1912 - 1931) and Charles Addison Lankford ( 1915 - 2009.)

Louis worked as a Laborer, an Attendant at a R.R. Station in New York and a Porter. "Add" was a professional baseball player in the Negro League. He was a pitcher.

He played with the Kansas City Monarchs (1900's ? )
He played on the Occidents in Salt Lake City, Utah 1910 -1912.
Louis "Add" pitched for the following teams.
The New York Lincolns Stars in 1916 and 1918
The Brooklyn Royal Giants in 1917
The Penn Station Red Caps in 1917 - 1920
Louis "Add" Lankford

Louis died in June of 1967 in New York.
Here's Louis' memorial on Find A Grave

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Louis Adward / Addison "Add" Lankford
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Louis "Add" Lankford in 1910.
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Susan

2 comments:

  1. My name is Ariel Boisseau Louis Addison (add) Lankford was married to my grandmother Virgie Hill Boisseau Lankford. Virgie had one son Named Frank who was my father. When I was little my grandmother was blind for most of my youth I did visit them in Harlem on 820 St Nic Ave grandpa Lankford used to have a baseball on the TV with all the players names on them

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  2. My name is Ariel Boisseau Louis Addison (add) Lankford was married to my grandmother Virgie Hill Boisseau Lankford. Virgie had one son Named Frank who was my father. When I was little my grandmother was blind for most of my youth I did visit them in Harlem on 820 St Nic Ave grandpa Lankford used to have a baseball on the TV with all the players names on them

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