Monday, October 12, 2015

Tracing The Lankford / Lankfard Family Surname: Through Nymadula / Nym

Who was Nymadula Lankford / Lankfard?

He was the son of Robert L. and Charlotta (Dade) Lankford / Lankfard.
He was born on Feb 29, 1896 in St. Joseph, Missouri.

Nymadula Lankfard

On the 1900 census.
 LIVED with parents and siblings at 2413 Edmond

On the 1910 Census
Name spelled: Nymmadula LANKFORD
LIVED with parents and siblings at 2413 Edmond.

City Directory St. Joseph, MO
1912 and 1913
2412 Edmond name Nymadula Lankford.
 He was a laborer

City Directory St. Joseph, MO  in 1914
2412 Edmond name Nymadula Lankfard.
He was a teamster for R. L. Lankfard

City Directory St. Joseph, MO in 1918
2412 Edmond name  Nym Lankfard.
He was a teamster.

Nym was a laborer.
Lived at 2414 Edmond.
 He was listed as single
SOURCE : World War I Draft Reg Card 1917-1918
On this record Nym surname was written both ways.
The first surname on paper spelled LANKFARD
Nym signed the record LANKFORD.

City Directory Denver in 1919
Lived in  Denver, Colorado, USA 2100 Arapahoe Listed as Nym Lankford a porter

He married Hattie McDaniel
Listed on 1920 census Nannie?
Hattie was a singer/ entertainer wife of Nym LANGFORD in WY.
They were lodgers in Casper, Wyoming

1923 Denver City Directory
Nym and Hattie Lankford r 2928 Downing.

WY 1924 and 1925
Believed to lived in Casper, Natrona, Wyoming, USA

On the 1930 Census
He lived in Manhattan, New York, New York:
Surname spelled: LANGFORD
LIVED with wife Irene and daughter, Marjorie Lankford
They lived  at 146th Street
Marjorie passed as a young child.

In 1938 ~ Divorced
from Hattie McDaniel: Source from Hattie McDaniel's bio
On the 1940 Census.
New York, New York, New York, United States
Surname spelled LANKFARD.

 Source World War II Draft Reg Card 1942
Nym was 46,
Married to Irene Lankford.
Lived at 246 W 14 6 Stapt 6 in New York
Worked: at Rome Concession, Penn Sta /
 Surnamed spelled LANKFORDBut, signed LANKFARD

 Nym was married to Gertrude "Gertie"
She was a German.
They lived in New York, New York

Mrs. Nym Lankfard
Mrs. Gertrude "Gertie" Lankfard
 The last mention of Nym:
He was mentioned on his brother Leo Lankford's obituary Sept of 1954 as a survivor...
also on sister's Lula Mae Maddison's obituary Sept 26, 1961. 
His surname was spelled Lankford in his brother Leo's obituary.
 Nym's surname was spelled Lankfard in Lula' s obituary.

 Nymadula's death was perhaps in NY NY;
There was a website stating that Nym was killed in a shot out.
I can't verify that.
I can't locate his death record.

It appears that Nym went by the surname of LANKFARD.
There is a book that mentions Nym's with the LANKFARD spelling.
Thanks for reading.
S.A. Blakley

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