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Thursday, July 9, 2015
The Descendants Of Leo And Mary (Allen) LANKFORD / LANKFARD
The Descendants Of
Leo and Mary (ALLEN) LANKFORD / LANKFARD
Mr. Leo Lankford Sr. / Lankfard
1884 - 1954
Leo was born on May 30, 1884 in Canton, Missouri.
He was the son of Robert and Charlotta (DADE) LANKFORD / LANKFARD.
Leo Sr. died on September 14, 1954 in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Leo married Mary Allen on April 16, 1909 in Savannah, Andrew County MO.
Miss Mary F. ALLEN
Mrs. Mary Frances LANKFORD / LANKFARD
1889 - 1975
Mary was born on Dec 21, 1889 to Anna Laura (Washington) and William Robert Allen.
Mary died on November 7, 1975 in St. Joseph, Missouri.
When Mary married Leo Lankford in 1909,
her name on the marriage license was Mary Walters.
Leo's surname was spelled LAUKFORD.
Mary's mother remarried to Thornton Walters.
Perhaps Mary took the Walters surname.
Mary had a half sister, Mary (Bonita) WALTERS and
a brother half, Joseph WALTERS.
Leo and Mary had 11 children
Anna , Robert, Leola, Mary , Lula, Sarah Belle, Leo Jr.,
Addison , Betty, Frederick and Josephine Lankford.
All their children were born in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Mrs. Anna C. Blakley
1909 - 1974
Anna was born on Sept 27, 1909.
Anna married Isaac "Ike" Blakley.
They move to South Dakota and than later to St. Paul, Minnesota.
Isaac and Anna had two sons.
Richard "Dicky" Blakley and Robert "Bobby" Blakley Sr.
Anna passed away on Feb 4, 1974 in Minnesota.
Isaac and Anna were buried in Minnesota.
Robert L. LANKFARD
Mr. Robert Louis / Lewis Lankfard Sr.
1911 - 2000
Robert was born on July 13, 1911.
Robert married Grace Lee Smith.
In 1941, Grace died leaving a daughter
Robert remarried to Irene Amanda Blakey.
Robert and Irene had two children:
Robert L. Lankfard Jr and Patricia Lankfard.
Robert Sr. had a son, Donald.
Robert Sr. was married to a Jerline ?
1922 - 1972
Robert Sr. resided in Minneapolis Minnesota.
He died on 3 July 2000.
Robert Sr. served in the military.
Robert Sr. was buried in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Mrs. Leola Farmer
1915 - 1994
Leola was born on June 25, 1915.
She lived in St. Joseph, Missouri most of her life.
Leola married William "Willie" Farmer Jr. in Omaha, Nebraska.
They returned to St. Joseph, Missouri.
Leola had two sons.
He was born in 1932 and died as an infant.
Robert Leon Farmer Sr.
Leola died on Sept 12, 1994.
"Willie" and Leola were buried in Ashland Cemetery in St. Joseph, MO.
Mary Virginia "Jennie" LANKFORD
Mrs. Milton Vernon Thomas
1918 - 1990
Mary was born on Feb 11, 1918.
Mary married Milton Vernon Thomas.
Mary was the mother of two children.
Richard Thomas and Mary E. Thomas
Mary "Jennie" died on March 21, 1990.
Milton and Mary were buried in Ashland Cemetery in St. Joseph, MO.
Lula "Lu" Marguerite LANKFORD
Mrs. David W. Blakley Sr.
1920 - 2000
Lula was born on April 21, 1920.
Lula married David W. Blakley on March 28, 1937 in Troy, Kansas.
David and Lula had 19 children.
David Jr., Donnie, Paul, L.J, Johnnie, Danny, Lula,
Eddie, Charlie, Richey, Freda, George, Bobby,
Iky, MaryRuth, Ronnie, Roger, Mike, and Susie.
Lula passed away in her sleep on April 1, 2000.
David Sr. and Lula were buried in Ashland Cemetery in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Sarah Belle LANKFORD
Mrs. Alie J. Johnson
1922 - 1995
Sarah was born on March 14, 1922.
Sarah married Rev Alie J. Johnson on Jan 14, 1953 in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Sarah was the mother of 9 children.
She raised most of her children on Locust Street.
Daniel "Pete", Sharon, Virginia, Marilee, Eddie Lou,
Wilbur, Betty, Christina, and Josephine.
Sarah passed away on May 9, 1995.
Rev. Alie and Sarah were buried in Ashland Cemetery in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Leo LANKFORD Jr.
Leo "Sam" Lankford Jr.
Leo was born on March 6, 1924 in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Leo Jr. married Lois Stewart and lived on Locust Street.
He served in the military. He was awarded the Purple Heart on June 2, 1945.
Leo Jr. and Lois had the father of 5 sons.
Gary, Leo III, Clarence, Louis and Samuel "Scott" Lankford.
Leo Jr. passed away on May 19, 1964.
Leo Jr. and Lois were buried in Ashland Cemetery in St. Joseph, Missouri
Addison "Ad" Lankford
Addison "Ad" was born on Jan 27, 1926 in St. Joseph, Missouri.
He was known as the Sheriff of Locust.
Ad married Alice ? from MN.
Later they divorced.
"Ad" had no children.
"Ad" passed away on June 16, 1979.
"Ad" Addison was buried in Ashland Cemetery in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Betty Marie LANKFORD
Mrs. James WESTON Jr.
1928 - 2012
Betty was born on Feb 7, 1928.
Betty married James "Jim" Weston.
In 1949, James died at an early age leaving Betty a widow.
Betty had no children.
Betty passed on in July 22, 2012.
She was buried in Ashland Cemetery in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Frederick "Fred" William Lankford
1930 - 1952
Frederick "Fred" was born on Feb 17, 1930.
Fred never married and had no children.
He served during the Korean War.
Fred passed away on July 19, 1952 while in the service.
Frederick's body was returned to St. Joseph, Missouri .
Fred was buried in Ashland Cemetery.
youngest of Leo's and Mary's children
Mrs. James WILSON
Josephine was born on Aug, 30.
Josephine married Comezelle Z / Walker Sr. who died on May 19,1964.
Josephine later married James Wilson.
James and Josephine live in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Josephine is the mother of 6 children
. Comezelle Z. Walker Jr., Clinton Walker and Earl Walker.
Calista Wilson, Carla Wilson and Helen Wilson.
Photo of Leo Sr. and Mary (Allen) Lankford
In their home at 2616 Locust in St. Joseph, MO.
The Lankford Home
Mary F. Lankford with Six of her 7 Lankford Daughters
Back row left to right
Mary, Betty , Mary (Allen) Lankford, Lula
Front row left to right
Josephine, Leola and Sarah
Daughter, Anna not in the photo.
Leo Lankford Sr. with three of his four Lankford Sons
From left to right
Father, Leo Lankford Sr., Robert Lankfard, Leo Lankford Jr. and
Addison "Ad" Lankford
Mary (Allen) Lankford, center with daughter, Anna
Anna is on right.
Mary Richardson is on the left
Anna was married to Isaac Blakley
"Ike", Mary Richardson and "Dave" Blakley were siblings.
Anna "Annie" and Lula "Lu" were sisters.
So that made Anna and Lula, sisters and sisters in law.
And Isaac and David, brothers and brothers in law.
Three Lanford Brothers
Left to right
Leo "Sam" Lankford Jr., Addison "Ad" Lankford and Frederick "Fred" Lankford
As clear as a loving word or touch
of a hand so warm and clear
Are the memories of our loved ones that
we treasure and hold near.
A favorite song or picture often causes
us to recall, the many special times
that were the dearest ones of all.
And although time will heal the loss
we will never be far apart
Because God's gift of memory will always
be a treasure in our hearts.
May the special memories of all the deceased members
of the Lankford / Lankfard Family always live in our hearts.
The First Generation
Robert Louis and Charlotta (Dade) Lankford / Lankfard
Photo on the left Robert Louis LANKFORD / LANKFARD
Photo on the right Charlotta DADE LANKFORD / LANKFARD
Robert and Charlotta were the parents of the Second Generation of Lankfords.
James Andrew LANKFORD,
Lula Mae MADISON,
Frederick "Fred" A. LANKFORD,
Louis "Add" Adward LANKFORD,
Anna Alice SMITH,
Charles Edward LANKFORD,
Still born Female LANKFORD,
Nymadula "Nym" LANKFARD,
Isabelle V. NICKERSON
and an un named LANKFORD child.
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