Monday, July 6, 2015

A Brief History: Part 5 ~ Robert and Charlotta Dade Lankford / Lankfard

A Brief History: The LANKFORD / LANKFARD Family Connections


Mr. Robert Louis / Lewis LANKFORD/ LANKFARD
(1852 - 1919 )
Robert Louis / Lewis was born on February 22, 1852 in Kentucky.
Not much known about Robert Louis' family.
His parents were born in Kentucky.

Robert was said to have had a half sister named, Mamie MORTON.
The Lankfords worked for the Morton families.
The Morton surname could have been the Lankford Family's slave name.

Robert may had another relative named, Sarah Anna (Lankford) JOHNSON.
Sarah was born in October of 1851 in Kentucky.
She lived and was married in Lewis County, Missouri.
She was the wife of Wesley Z. JOHNSON.
They had about 12 children.

Robert / Lewis  Lankford married Miss Charlotta Dade on January 25, 1873 in Canton, Missouri.
Charlotta's parents Isaac and Frances Dade were witnesses to the marriage.

Robert worked as a Boatsman, Laborer, Stone Mason, Grader, Contractor and Builder.
He was the proprietor of the Lankfard Café in 1911 in St. Joseph, Missouri.
He was self employed.

R. Louis LANKFERD was listed in the St. Joseph, Missouri Directory in 1890.
Thoughout the city directors Robert's surname was spelled LANKFORD
... and LANKFARD at times.
Robert and Charlotta moved to Denver, Colorado for a brief time.
Robert Louis Lankford passed on November 14, 1919 in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Mrs. Charlotta (Dade) LANKFORD
 Mrs. Charlotta / Charlottie "Lottie" (Dade) Lankford / Lankfard
(1854 - 1924)
Charlotta  "Lottie" was born in January of 1854 in Missouri.
She was one of 14 children.
Three known siblings Louisa Jane "Janie" (Dade) Washington, Mary Ann (Dade) Madison,
 and Louis Newton" Lew" Dade. There could have been one named Isaac Dayde.

Father was Isaac DADE who was born circa 1808 in Virginia.
Mother was Frances OVINGTON who was born circa 1812 in Kentucky.
Frances was listed on the 1900 MO Census.

Charlotta was a Housewife and Laundress: Stream stress
Charlotta passed on April 3, 1924 in New York, New York.

On Charlottie's death record, the informant was Isaac Lankford Jr.
He was Charlottie's son.
Who was Isaac Lankford Jr.?
This son could have been Louis "Add" Lankford.
Address on death record was 160 W. 142nd St. Apt 5
Louis "Add" Lankford lived at 160 W. 142nd St. from 1920 - 1925.

Charlotta's body was brought back to St. Joseph, Missouri.
Charlotta was buried next to her husband, Robert in Ashland Cemetery in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Robert  Louis and Charlotta had about 10 or 11 children.

There has been so much new discoveries since...
I posted this original blog The Lankford / Lankfard Family on July 10, 2010.

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