|On the back of this photo, the surname was spelled LANKFARD|
What stands out the most isn't what was recorded in records, it was how the surname was recorded. The most important thing was how the siblings wrote on the postcards and how they signed their surname. That's evidence in itself.
As for the tombstones, that's another story. I would think, when a person orders a tombstone, the person who orders it, spells the name out. I don't think it was by accident that the LANKFARD surname was on Robert, Charlotta, Leo and Mary's tombstones.
Here's the list of the links to the blogs on each child of
Robert and Charlotta (Dade)Lankford / Lankfard
James Andrew LANKFARD
Frederick A. LANKFARD
Isabella V. (LANKFORD/ LANKFARD) NICKERSON
Lula Mae Russell (LANKFARD) MADISON
Anna Alice (LANKFARD) SMITH
Charles Edward LANKFARD
Nymadula / Nym LANKFARD
Louis Adward LANKFARD
Leo LANKFORD / LANKFARD
I honor both spelling. My linage spelling is LANKFORD. But, I believe most of the earlier family spell their surname LANKFARD. Somehow the LANKFORD spelling stood out.
Thanks for reading.