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James Morton Stafford

Also Known As: "James Mahlon /Stafford/"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Daviess, Indiana, USA
Death: Died in Washington, Daviess, Indiana, United States
Cause of death: bronchial pneumonia
Place of Burial: Mt Olive Cem, Washington, IN
Immediate Family:

Son of Mahlon James Stafford and Nancy Emeline Stafford
Husband of Flora Lenora Stafford
Father of Alva Stafford; Harley Douglas Stafford; Ralph Mahlon Stafford; John M Stafford; Sadie Allison and 9 others
Brother of Alford Thompson Stafford; Elmira Emaline Stafford; Edert Clark Stafford; John Harvey Stafford; Stella Stafford and 1 other
Half brother of Elizabeth E Kluck

Managed by: Phil Martin
Last Updated:

About James Morton Stafford

James was a Presbyterian Minister, inventor with several patents and an author. James held the following patents which can be viewed in his timeline:

  • 740995 Non Refillable Bottle
  • 753930 Fire Escape
  • 761868 Wrench
  • 785186 Coffin
  • 806756 Apparatus for Preserving the Dead
  • 930242 Focusing Light Producer
  • 1203926 Water Elevator
  • 1204605 Device for Locating and Raising Sunken Vessels
  • 1205806 Wood Sawing Machine
  • 1207651 Gate Opener
  • 1225072 Current Motor

The family lived in Washington, Indiana after leaving Pike County Indiana.

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James Morton Stafford's Timeline

1876
November 20, 1876
Daviess, Indiana, USA
1894
December 23, 1894
Age 18
Daviess, Indiana, USA

Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941
about James M Stafford Name: James M Stafford
Spouse Name: Nora Horrell
Marriage Date: 23 Dec 1894
Marriage County: Daviess
Source Title 1: Daviess County, Indiana
Source Title 2: Index to Marriage Record 1850 - 1920 Inclusive Vol
Source Title 3: W. P. A. Original Record Located: County Clerk's O
Book: 8
OS Page: 188

1896
August 6, 1896
Age 19
Daviess, Indiana, USA
1898
January 17, 1898
Age 21
Washington, Daviess, Indiana, United States
1900
March 2, 1900
Age 23
Dubois, IN, USA
March 2, 1900
Age 23
Dubois, Indiana, United States
1901
September 20, 1901
Age 24
Daviess, Indiana, USA
1902
November 21, 1902
Age 26
Hazelton, Gibson, Indiana, USA
1902
Age 25
Pike, IN, USA

His personal account of owning the first automobile in Pike County Indiana about 1902. He purchased this auto in Evansville Indiana.

1903
January 16, 1903
Age 26
Petersburg, IN, USA

An article from the Republic Newspaper of Indianapolis Indiana describing inventions of James Morton Stafford and his philanthropy.