Monday, September 21, 2015

Tracing The Lankford / Lankfard Surname: Through Lula Mae Madison

Who was Lula M. Madison?
Lula was born the daughter of Robert and Charlotta (DADE) Lankford / Lankfard
on Oct 11, 1875 in Canton, Missouri.
1875 - 1961

Lula was listed with the LANGFORD surname on the 1880 census.
Lula married William Emmanuel Madison Sr. on May 26, 1896.
Lula's maiden name was spelled either LANKFORD or LANKFARD.
The ending of the surname isn't clear.
The index has her surname LANKFORD.

 The only connections with the LANKFARD spelling were on other records of relatives.
On  the   U.S. Social Security Application and Claim Index 1936 - 2007, 
William E. MADISON Jr's mother was listed as Lula LANKFARD.
On Lula M. Madison's 1961 obituary in the newspaper,
listed her 3 surviving brothers' surname was spelled LANKFARD.
It appears that Lula went by the LANKFARD surname.

Thanks for reading,
S.A. Blakley

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