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Family HistoryFamily History - Elmer James Tefft, Sr.

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Key:1.“+” preceding a child’s name indicates the child has their own paragraph in the next generation.
 2.“born xxxx” indicates the child is under 18 years of age and the birth date is known but withheld.
This family history features Elmer James Tefft, Sr. and 41 of his descendants down to the fourth generation.


First Generation
1. Elmer James Tefft, Sr.,1 born 12 April 1867 in Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut, the son of John H. Tefft and Ellen O. Boyens;1, 2, 3, 4 died 27 April 1935 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut.4, 5 Elmer married, 19 July 1887 in Griswold, New London County, Connecticut, Jessie Louise McClure3, 4 (born August 1866 in Scotland, Windham County, Connecticut, the daughter of Robert McClure and Janet _____;3, 6, 7 Jessie died 28 November 1950 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut8). Elmer is buried in Carey Cemetery, Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut.4

Elmer served as selectman of Montville for four years. He was a charter member and past grand of Thames lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and a member of the Montville Center, Congregational Church. In politics his preference was the Republican party. Elmer possessed a quiet disposition, was a pleasing conversationalist, and was well liked and respected by all with whom he came in contact.4


+2i. Elmer James Tefft, Jr., born 2 July 1888 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut; died 29 April 1960 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut. Married Mary Adeline Strickland.
+3ii. Luther Clinton Tefft, born 28 August 1891 in Griswold, New London County, Connecticut; died 28 July 1949 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut. Married Mabel LaFlamme.
+4iii. Robert A. Tefft, born 30 August 1894 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut; died 22 January 1982 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut. Married Ethel C. Firth.

  1. U.S. Federal Census, 1870, Connecticut, Windham County, Canterbury, Page No. 39.
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1880, Connecticut, Windham County, Town of Scotland, Enumeration District 146, Page 5.
  3. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, Connecticut, New London County, Montville, Enumeration District 456, Sheet No. 22B, family of Elma J. Teft [sic, Elmer J. Tefft] (34, Connecticut, April 1866, farm laborer); wife of 13 years Jessie L Teft (33, Scotland, Aug 1866, 3 children, 3 living); son Elma J. Teft (11, Connecticut, July 1888); son Luther Teft (9, Connecticut, Aug 1890); son Robert A. Teft (6, Connecticut, Aug 1893).
  4. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Elmer J. Tefft, 29 April 1935.
  5. Index to marriage, death, and land records, Montville, Connecticut, Town Hall Website, file number 1935-00000141, death of Elmer J. Tefft
  6. U.S. Federal Census, 1880, Connecticut, New London County, Norwich, Enumeration District 97, Page 3
  7. U.S. Federal Census, 1940, Connecticut, New London County, Montville, Uncasville, Enumeration District 6-34, Sheet No. 2B, family of Elmer J. Tefft (52, Connecticut, mechanic, construction building); wife Mary S. Tefft (44, Connecticut); son James Elmer Tefft (16, Connecticut); daughter Jean V. Tefft (15, Connecticut); daughter Lulu J. Tefft (13, Connecticut); son Henry S. Tefft (8, Connecticut); son Allen Tefft (7, Connecticut); living next door is the family of Jessie Tefft (72, Scotland, widow); grandson Luther E. Tefft, Jr. (19, Connecticut, stock flying, paper box mfg., lived in Hartford, Connecticut on 1 April 1935); grand-daughter Shirley May Tefft (18, Connecticut, lived in Hartford, Connecticut on 1 April 1935).
  8. Index to marriage, death, and land records, Montville, Connecticut, Town Hall Website, file number 1950-00000202, death of Jessie Louise Tefft
Second Generation
2. Elmer James Tefft, Jr.2 (Elmer1), born 2 July 1888 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut;1, 2, 3, 4 died 29 April 1960 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut.4, 5 Elmer married, 13 March 1922 in Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut, Mary Adeline Strickland4, 10 (born 29 January 1896 in East Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, the daughter of Moses Allen Strickland and Victoria E. Hespe;2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 Mary died 12 March 1976 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut6, 10, 11).

+5i. James Elmer ‘Jim’ Tefft, born 10 June 1923 in New London, New London County, Connecticut; died 9 October 1974 in New London, New London County, Connecticut. Married Marion Arlene (née Lee) Zevoteck.
+6ii. Jean Victoria Tefft, born 23 February 1925 in New London, New London County, Connecticut; died 19 August 1980 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut. Married Alexander Anthony Krupowski.
+7iii. Lulu Jane Tefft, born 18 February 1927 in New London, New London County, Connecticut; died 28 July 1990 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut. Married (1) John Henry Allen Partnered with (2) Donald William Clark.
+8iv. Henry Strickland ‘Hank’ Tefft, born 10 August 1931 in Connecticut. Married (1) Helen L. Rispoli Married (2) Elizabeth D. ‘Betty’ (née Lamon) Exley Married (3) Susan Carol Moore.
+9v. Allen Tefft, born 12 November 1932 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut; died 12 September 1988 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut. Married Janice Ellen Malinowsky.

3. Luther Clinton Tefft2 (Elmer1), born 28 August 1891 in Griswold, New London County, Connecticut;1, 12, 13, 14 died 28 July 1949 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut.12, 14 Luther married, 25 November 1912 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut, Mabel LaFlamme17 (born 11 February 1892 in Yantic, Connecticut, the daughter of James LaFlamme and Mabel Grace Windsor;15, 16 Mabel died 7 September 1958 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut15). Luther is buried in Carey Cemetery, Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut.12, 14 Mabel is buried in Colonel Ledyard Cemetery, Groton, New London County, Connecticut.15

A Modern History of New London County, Connecticut, provides an interesting biographical sketch of his life, written in 1922:16

LUTHER CLINTON TEFFT - The first position Luther C. Tefft ever held in a mill was with the Palmer Brothers Quilt Mills, and since that time he has filled many positions, now being assistant superintendent of the Bank Paper Mills in Montville, Connecticut. He is a son of Elmer Tefft, a farmer of the town of Griswold, New London county, Connecticut, but later moved to a farm in Oakdale, Connecticut, where he is now living, aged fifty-four years. He married Jessie McClure, born in Griswold, Connecticut.

Luther Clinton Tefft was born at the home farm in the town of Griswold, Connecticut, August 28, 1891. He attended public schools until fifteen years of age, then secured employment with the Palmer Brothers Quilt Mills in Montville, his parents having previously moved there. He remained three years with Palmer Brothers, going thence to what is now the Keyes Products Company Mill, where he remained until 1915. In that year he came to his present position, assistant superintendent of the Bank Paper Mills in Montville. Mr. Tefft is a member of Oxoboxo Blue Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, in Montville, Connecticut, and in politics is extremely independent.

Mr. Tefft married Mabel La Flame, born in Yantic, Connecticut, February 11, 1892, daughter of James and Grace (Windsor) La Flame. Mr. and Mrs. Tefft are the parents of four children: Dorothy T., born February 7, 1912; Ruth, born January 26, 1914; Elsie, born February 16, 1917; Luther, born May 5, 1920. Mr. and Mrs. Tefft are members of the Episcopal church of Norwich, Connecticut.

From his obituary: Luther was a farmer all his life, operating a farm in Oakdale after having moved there from East Hartford around 1939. He was a member of the Montville Center Congregational Church. Luther died from accidental drowning while swimming at the Oxoboxo Lake Dam in Montville.14


+10i. Dorothy Tefft, born 7 February 1912 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut; died 15 July 1997 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut. Married Gilbert Manuel Costello.
+11ii. Ruth A. Tefft, born 26 January 1914; died 28 January 1957 in New London, New London County, Connecticut. Married Chester S. Kernozek.
+12iii. Elsie Tefft, born 16 February 1917 in New London, New London County, Connecticut; died 27 October 1985 in New Britain, Connecticut. Married Santo J. Longo.
+13iv. Luther Elmer ‘Bud’ Tefft, born 5 May 1920 in Connecticut; died 8 June 1997 in Palmyra, Pennsylvania. Married Jean Grace Hitz.
+14v. Shirley Mae Tefft, born 31 December 1926 in Connecticut. Married Lawrence Everett Tyler.

4. Robert A. Tefft2 (Elmer1), born 30 August 1894 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut;1, 18, 19, 20 died 22 January 1982 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut.18, 20 Robert married, 6 June 1923 in Baltic, Connecticut, Ethel C. Firth20, 23, 24, 25 (born 25 February 1901 in New Bedford, Massachusetts, the daughter of Fremont Firth and Edith Crumbie;21, 22, 23 Ethel died 22 October 1978 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut21, 23). Robert and Ethel are buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Norwich, New London County, Connecticut.20, 23

Robert served in the Merchant Marines in 1918, worked in Civil Service, ran a grocery store in New Hampshire, was a carpenter at Electric Boat for 15 years, and last worked for the city of Norwich Parks Department. He was a member of the General Assembly and former first selectman of Montville, where he was a resident for more than 50 years. He moved to Norwich in 1957. Robert was a member of the Oxoboxo Lodge of Masons for 44 years, and a member of Oweneco Chapter, Order of Eastern Star for 35 years. He was also a member of Lee Methodist Church in Norwich.20

Ethel was employed for many years at the former Baltic Mills. She was a member and past matron of the Oweneco Chapter, Order of Eastern Star in Montville, and a past matron of the New London County, Order of Eastern Star. She was a member of Bethany Shrine, White Shrine of Jerusalem of New London, Jessimine Court, Order of Amaranth, Lee Memorial Church and the Montville Center Social Center.23


+15i. Carolyn E. Tefft, born 30 December 1924 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut; died 9 March 2007 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut. Married Joseph Maoli.
 16ii. Robert A. Tefft, Jr., born ca. 1926;22 died before 1935.26
+17iii. Muriel Edith Tefft, born 3 August 1930 in Oakdale, New London County, Connecticut; died 5 September 2015 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut. Married Milford Ernest Newbury, Jr..

  1. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, Connecticut, New London County, Montville, Enumeration District 456, Sheet No. 22B, family of Elma J. Teft [sic, Elmer J. Tefft] (34, Connecticut, April 1866, farm laborer); wife of 13 years Jessie L Teft (33, Scotland, Aug 1866, 3 children, 3 living); son Elma J. Teft (11, Connecticut, July 1888); son Luther Teft (9, Connecticut, Aug 1890); son Robert A. Teft (6, Connecticut, Aug 1893).
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, Connecticut, New London County, Montville, Enumeration District 6-21, Sheet No. 10B, family of Elmer J. Tefft Jr. (40, Connecticut, chauffeur, private family, first married age 32); wife Mary A. Tefft (33, Connecticut, first married age 25); son James E. Tefft (6, Connecticut); daughter Jean V. Tefft (5, Connecticut); daughter Lulu J. Tefft (3 2/12, Connecticut).
  3. U.S. Federal Census, 1940, Connecticut, New London County, Montville, Uncasville, Enumeration District 6-34, Sheet No. 2B, family of Elmer J. Tefft (52, Connecticut, mechanic, construction building); wife Mary S. Tefft (44, Connecticut); son James Elmer Tefft (16, Connecticut); daughter Jean V. Tefft (15, Connecticut); daughter Lulu J. Tefft (13, Connecticut); son Henry S. Tefft (8, Connecticut); son Allen Tefft (7, Connecticut); living next door is the family of Jessie Tefft (72, Scotland, widow); grandson Luther E. Tefft, Jr. (19, Connecticut, stock flying, paper box mfg., lived in Hartford, Connecticut on 1 April 1935); grand-daughter Shirley May Tefft (18, Connecticut, lived in Hartford, Connecticut on 1 April 1935).
  4. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Elmer Tefft, 3 April 1960.
  5. Index to marriage, death, and land records, Montville, Connecticut, Town Hall Website, file number 1960-00000344, death of Elmer James Tefft, Jr.
  6. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Mary Tefft, no. 057-40-1122
  7. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, Connecticut, Hartford County, East Hartford Town, Enumeration District 128, Sheet 17B, family of Allen Strickland.
  8. U.S. Federal Census, 1910, Connecticut, New London County, New London, Enumeration District 524, Sheet 3B, family of Anson and Lulu J. Beckwith with niece Mary A. Strickland.
  9. U.S. Federal Census, 1920, Connecticut, New London County, New London, Enumeration District 267, Sheet 2B and 3A, family of Anson and Lulu J. Beckwith with niece Mary Strickland.
  10. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Mary Tefft, 3 March 1976.
  11. Index to marriage, death, and land records, Montville, Connecticut, Town Hall Website, file number 1976-00000019, death of Mary (Strickland) Tefft
  12. Headstone, Carey Cemetery, Canterbury, Connecticut, Luther C. Tefft 1891-1949
  13. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, Connecticut, New London County, Oakdale, Enumeration District 456, Sheet 22B. The census record shows his birth as Aug 1890, which is believed to be in error by one year.
  14. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Luther C. Tefft, 29 July 1949
  15. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Mabel LaFlamme Tefft, 9 September 1958.
  16. A Modern History of New London County, Connecticut, Volume 3. Benjamin Tinkham Marshall, A.M., D.D., Editor-in-Chief. Lewis Historical Publishing Co., New York City, 1922. Page 284.
  17. Wedding Announcement, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Luther F. Teft and Mabel La Flamme, 26 November 1912. His middle initial is incorrect here.
  18. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Robert Tefft, no. 043-14-3414
  19. U.S. Federal Census, 1900, Connecticut, New London County, Oakdale, Enumeration District 456, Sheet 22B. The census record shows his birth as Aug 1893, which is believed to be in error by one year.
  20. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Robert Tefft, 23 January 1982
  21. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Ethel Tefft, no. 045-42-8841. The SSDI shows her birth date as 5 February 1901 but this is believed to be incorrect based on information from her family.
  22. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, Connecticut, New London County, Montville, Enumeration District 6-21, Sheet No. 13B
  23. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Ethel Tefft, 23 October 1978
  24. Index to marriage, death, and land records, Montville, Connecticut, Town Hall Website, file number 1923-00000087, marriage of Robert A. Tefft and Ethel Firth
  25. U.S. Federal Census, 1880, Connecticut,
  26. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Elmer J. Tefft, 29 April 1935. Robert apparently died before 1935; he is not listed among the survivors of his grandfather Elmer J. Tefft, although his sisters and all other known descendants of Elmer are named.
Third and Fourth Generations
5. James Elmer ‘Jim’ Tefft3 (Elmer,2 Elmer1), born 10 June 1923 in New London, New London County, Connecticut;1, 2, 3, 4 died 9 October 1974 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.1, 4 Jim married, 13 March 1955 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut, Marion Arlene (née Lee) Zevoteck4, 8 (born 22 November 1931 in Vernon, Tolland County, Connecticut, the daughter of James Albert Lee and Bertha Teresa Julia Kuhn5, 6, 7).

Jim was an Army veteran of World War II. He was the owner and a mechanic at the Cove Service Station in Montville, Connecticut.4


+18i. James Elmer ‘Jim’ Tefft, Jr., born 15 November 1954. Married (1) Loretta Ann (née Howanec) Feraco Married (2) Ann Teresa Gennotti.
+19ii. Penny Louise Tefft, born 15 November 1955. Married (1) Russell James Luty Married (2) James Brian Wood.

6. Jean Victoria Tefft3 (Elmer,2 Elmer1), born 23 February 1925 in New London, New London County, Connecticut;2, 3, 9 died 19 August 1980 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut.9 Jean married, 15 November 1947 in Colchester, Connecticut, Alexander Anthony Krupowski10 (born 21 October 1921, the son of Alexander Krupowski and Marcella ‘Mary’ Zacharowa). Jean is buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery, New London, New London County, Connecticut.

+20i. Peggy Jean Krupowski, born 18 April 1952 in New London, New London County, Connecticut. Married (1) Peter Henry Palmisano Married (2) Robert Lee Gazlay.

7. Lulu Jane Tefft3 (Elmer,2 Elmer1), born 18 February 1927 in New London, New London County, Connecticut;2, 3, 11, 12 died 28 July 1990 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut.12, 13 Lulu married, first, 17 April 1946 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut, John Henry Allen15 (born ca. 1925, the son of John D. Allen and Mary Petrowski; John died 30 September 1958 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut14). Lulu partnered with, second, Donald William Clark (born ca. 1930 in Colchester, Connecticut, parents not determined11).

Lulu lived in Oakdale, Connecticut, and she was a self-employed private housekeeper.13


 21i. (unnamed male), stillborn 12 January 1961 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.11

8. Henry Strickland ‘Hank’ Tefft3 (Elmer,2 Elmer1), born 10 August 1931 in Connecticut.3, 16 Hank married, first, 7 October 1955 in Elkton, Maryland, Helen L. Rispoli17 (born ca. 1933, parents not determined). Their marriage ended in divorce ca. 1958. Hank married, second, 19 November 1959 in Ellicott City, Maryland, Elizabeth D. ‘Betty’ (née Lamon) Exley17, 19 (born 27 May 1934 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, the daughter of Charles Lamon and Catherine Sellig;18, 19 Betty died 20 January 2001 in San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas18, 19). Hank married, third, 10 April 2002 in Kerrville, Texas, Susan Carol Moore17, 21 (born 11 January 1947 in Dallas, Texas, the daughter of Robert Edward Moore and Eva Grace Pierce20).

9. Allen Tefft3 (Elmer,2 Elmer1), born 12 November 1932 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut;3, 22, 23, 24 died 12 September 1988 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut.22, 23, 24 Allen married, 18 October 1958 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut, Janice Ellen Malinowsky24, 27 (born 5 January 1940 in Connecticut, the daughter of Herbert A. Malinowsky and Helen Julia Heil;25, 26 Janice died 31 August 2010 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut26). Allen and Janice are buried in Comstock Cemetery, Montville, New London County, Connecticut.22, 26

Allen served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War in Montville. Allen retired in 1986 from his job as a linesman for Southern New England Telephone Co. He was a member of the Telephone Bowling League.24


 22i. Allen Tefft, Jr., born 25 December 1960.
 23ii. Thomas S. Tefft, born 15 October 1963.16
+24iii. Tamrah Susan Tefft, born 8 July 1965. Married Shawn Stanley Boyd.
+25iv. Diane Jean ‘Dee’ Tefft, born 3 August 1967. Married (1) David James Batchelder Partnered with (2) Eric Scott.

10. Dorothy Tefft3 (Luther,2 Elmer1), born 7 February 1912 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut;28, 29 died 15 July 1997 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut.28 Dorothy married, 27 July 1931 in New London, New London County, Connecticut, Gilbert Manuel Costello28, 30 (born 14 July 1911 in New London, New London County, Connecticut, the son of Manuel Costello and Mary Sousa;30 Gilbert died 15 February 1955 in Miami, Dade County, Florida30). Dorothy and Gilbert are buried in St. Mary Cemetery, New London, New London County, Connecticut.28, 30

+26i. Gilbert Edmond Costello, born 5 March 1932 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut; died 31 July 2010 in New London, New London County, Connecticut. Married Irene Frances Reedy.
+27ii. Lois Dorothy Costello, born 24 May 1934. Married Albert Hector Ouellette.
+28iii. Arnold Francis Costello, Sr., born 27 August 1939; died 7 February 2010 in Waterford, New London County, Connecticut. Married (1) Elizabeth Ann Ross Married (2) Carole Ann Dupree Married (3) Dixie Arlene Gardiner.

11. Ruth A. Tefft3 (Luther,2 Elmer1), born 26 January 1914;29, 31 died 28 January 1957 in New London, New London County, Connecticut.31 Ruth married Chester S. Kernozek (born 13 November 1914 in Massachusetts, parents not determined;32, 33 Chester died 17 August 1986 in New London, New London County, Connecticut32, 33).

Chester was a clerk at Robertson Paperbox Company. He lived in Ledyard, Connecticut.33


12. Elsie Tefft3 (Luther,2 Elmer1), born 16 February 1917 in New London, New London County, Connecticut;29, 34, 35 died 27 October 1985 in New Britain, Connecticut.34, 35 Elsie married, September 1939 in Pennsylvania, Santo J. Longo36 (born 15 May 1913 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, the son of Joseph Longo and Nicoletta Irlandi;36, 37, 38 Santo died 13 October 1994 in Newington, Hartford County, Connecticut37, 38). Their marriage ended in divorce 23 June 1971 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.36 Santo is buried in Rose Hill Memorial Park, Rocky Hill, Hartford County, Connecticut.38

Santo was retired after working for the City of Hartford. He served in the U.S. Army 43rd Infantry Division during the Cuban situation, and he was retired from the U.S. Army Reserves 76th Training Division in West Hartford.38


Children of Elsie Tefft and Santo J. Longo:

+29i. James S. Longo, born 4 May 1944 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut; died 14 September 1994 in Newington, Hartford County, Connecticut. Married Gail A. Gagnon.
+30ii. Frank X. Longo, born 3 December 1945 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut; died 18 April 2000 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut. Married Mary J. Ringrose.
+31iii. Barbara Longo, born 12 November 1946. Married _____ Angotti.
 32iv. Michael J. Longo, born 2 July 1956 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut;16, 39 died 22 April 2007 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.39 Michael worked at Balf Co., JDC Trucking, and Gerber Construction over the years. He enjoyed antique cars and Cruise Nights. He lived in Newington, Connecticut, all his life.39

13. Luther Elmer ‘Bud’ Tefft3 (Luther,2 Elmer1), born 5 May 1920 in Connecticut;3, 29, 40 died 8 June 1997 in Palmyra, Pennsylvania.40 Bud married Jean Grace Hitz41 (born 31 December 1926 in Hershey, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Enos Mark Hitz and Martha Grace Painter;41 Jean died 30 December 2009 in Palmyra, Pennsylvania41). Bud and Jean are buried in Campbelltown United Christian Cemetery, Campbelltown, Lebanon County, Pennsylvania.41, 42

Jean retired as a teller from Wachovia Bank. She attended the Campbelltown United Christian Church, and she was a member of Farm Women. Jean was a member of the Campbelltown Fire Company Ladies Auxiliary and a trustee for the fire company.41


+33i. Jean Marie Tefft, born 20 September 1946. Married Stephen Timothy ‘Tiny’ Daywalt.
+34ii. Shirley M. Tefft, born 22 May 1948. Married Terence Lee ‘Terry’ Marks.
+35iii. Robin J. Tefft, born 8 June 1952. Married William P. Whisler.
+36iv. Lu Ann Tefft, born 11 August 1954. Married (1) _____ Miller Married (2) William Frazee.

14. Shirley Mae Tefft3 (Luther,2 Elmer1), born 31 December 1926 in Connecticut.3, 16 Shirley married, 28 October 1944 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut, Lawrence Everett Tyler44, 45, 46 (born 12 October 1923 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut, the son of Henry A. Tyler and Ida Parker;43, 44 Lawrence died 13 September 1993 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut43, 44). Their marriage ended in divorce in 1960.46

Lawrence was a retired pressman for Robertson Paper Box in Montville.44


+37i. Richard Everett Tyler, born July 1945; died 7 April 2013 in New London, New London County, Connecticut. Married (1) Stacia Wlodecki Married (2) Barbara Joe Ann Hamilton Married (3) Elizabeth Florence Pirogenia Married (4) Jacqueline Mary Dennis.
+38ii. Sharon Mae Tyler, born ca. 1946. Married Robert Lee Parrett.

15. Carolyn E. Tefft3 (Robert,2 Elmer1), born 30 December 1924 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut;47, 48 died 9 March 2007 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut.48 Carolyn married, 5 October 1968 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, Joseph Maoli48, 50 (born 27 June 1919 in New York, New York, parents not determined;49, 50 Joseph died 14 April 1997 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut49, 50).

Carolyn worked in the cafeteria at the Montville Fair Oaks School. She was a member of the Montville Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star.48

Joseph was educated in New York. He worked for 15 years at John Meyer Co., Yantic, Connecticut. He also worked at Connecticut College. Joseph was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Bozrah, and he had served in the Civilian Conservation Corps.50


17. Muriel Edith Tefft3 (Robert,2 Elmer1), born 3 August 1930 in Oakdale, New London County, Connecticut;16, 51 died 5 September 2015 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut. Muriel married, 26 June 1954 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut, Milford Ernest Newbury, Jr.53, 54 (born 18 September 1929 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, the son of Milford Ernest Newbury, Sr. and Lillian J. Brewster;16, 52, 53 Milford died 14 November 2015 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut53). Muriel and Milford are buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Norwich, New London County, Connecticut.51, 53

+39i. Mark Newbury, Married Robyn _____.
+40ii. Paul R. Newbury, born 23 March 1956. Married Candy _____.
 41iii. Daniel A. Newbury, born ca. 1957.
+42iv. Joy Ethel Newbury, born 6 February 1959. Married Thomas Andrew ‘Tag’ Griffin.

  1. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). James Tefft, no. 045-12-0953
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, Connecticut, New London County, Montville, Enumeration District 6-21, Sheet No. 10B, family of Elmer J. Tefft Jr. (40, Connecticut, chauffeur, private family, first married age 32); wife Mary A. Tefft (33, Connecticut, first married age 25); son James E. Tefft (6, Connecticut); daughter Jean V. Tefft (5, Connecticut); daughter Lulu J. Tefft (3 2/12, Connecticut).
  3. U.S. Federal Census, 1940, Connecticut, New London County, Montville, Uncasville, Enumeration District 6-34, Sheet No. 2B, family of Elmer J. Tefft (52, Connecticut, mechanic, construction building); wife Mary S. Tefft (44, Connecticut); son James Elmer Tefft (16, Connecticut); daughter Jean V. Tefft (15, Connecticut); daughter Lulu J. Tefft (13, Connecticut); son Henry S. Tefft (8, Connecticut); son Allen Tefft (7, Connecticut); living next door is the family of Jessie Tefft (72, Scotland, widow); grandson Luther E. Tefft, Jr. (19, Connecticut, stock flying, paper box mfg., lived in Hartford, Connecticut on 1 April 1935); grand-daughter Shirley May Tefft (18, Connecticut, lived in Hartford, Connecticut on 1 April 1935).
  4. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, James Elmer Tefft, 10 October 1974
  5. Record of visit Marion (Lee) Tefft at her residence in Hartland, Maine, 4 August 2010 by Lee and Peggy Gazlay.
  6. U.S. Federal Census, 1940, Connecticut, Hartford County, Manchester, Enumeration District 2-108, Sheet No. 5A, family of James Lee (44, Connecticut, forestry); wife Bertha Lee (36, Connecticut); daughter Jennie Lee (18, Connecticut); son James Lee (17, Connecticut, laborer); son John Lee (16, Connecticut); daughter Agnes Lee (14, Connecticut); son Charles Lee (13, Connecticut); daughter Lila Lee (9, Connecticut); daughter Marion Lee (8, Connecticut); daughter Nancy Lee (4, Connecticut); son Robert Lee (6/12, Connecticut).
  7. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Charles J. Lee, Sr., 2 October 2000. He is the brother of Marion (nee Lee) Tefft.
  8. Index to marriage, death, and land records, Montville, Connecticut, Town Hall Website, file number 1955-00000163, marriage of James Elmer Tefft and Mrion Arlene Zevoteck
  9. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Jean Krupowski, no. 046-16-4725
  10. Index to marriage, death, and land records, Montville, Connecticut, Town Hall Website, file number 1947-00000069, marriage of Alex Anthony Krupowski and Jean Victoria Tefft
  11. Birth Certificate, Connecticut, Unnamed Male, born 1961, stillborn. Certificate# 1961-011. Parents’ names and ages are also shown. Copy viewed at Montville Town Hall.
  12. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Lulu J. Allen, no. 044-20-0285
  13. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Lulu Allen, 29 July 1990
  14. Index to marriage, death, and land records, Montville, Connecticut, Town Hall Website, file number 1958-00000311, death of John Henry Allen
  15. Index to marriage, death, and land records, Montville, Connecticut, Town Hall Website, file number 1946-00000012, marriage of John Henry Allen and Lulu Jane Tefft
  16. This is publicly viewable information found in various public information repositories, people finding websites, and/or social media.
  17. Email from Hank Tefft to Peggy (Krupowski) Gazlay 26-28 September 2010
  18. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Elizabeth D. Tefft, no. 049-24-6898
  19. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Elizabeth Betty Tefft, 21 January 2001
  20. Texas Birth Index 1903-1997, Susan Carol Moore, 11 January 1947.
  21. Texas Marriage Collection 1814-1909 and 1966-2002, available at Ancestry.com, marriage of Henry S. Tefft and Susan M. Moore
  22. Find a Grave (website). Comstock Cemetery, Uncasville, New London County, Connecticut, Allen Tefft, born: 12 November 1932 in Connecticut; died; 12 September 1988 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut [from record, which give the name and link for his wife].
  23. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Allen Tefft, no. 048-26-3434
  24. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Allen Tefft, 13 September 1988
  25. Birth Certificate, Connecticut, Janice Ellen Malinowsky, born 5 January 1940. Certificate# 1940-039. Copy viewed at Montville Town Hall.
  26. Find a Grave (website). Comstock Cemetery, Uncasville, New London County, Connecticut, Janice Malinowski Tefft, born: 5 January 1940 in Connecticut; died: 2010 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut [from record, which gives the name and link for her husband].
  27. Index to marriage, death, and land records, Montville, Connecticut, Town Hall Website, file number 1958-00000237, marriage of Allen Tefft and Janice Malinowsky
  28. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Dorothy T. Tefft Costello, 17 July 1997.
  29. A Modern History of New London County, Connecticut, Volume 3. Benjamin Tinkham Marshall, A.M., D.D., Editor-in-Chief. Lewis Historical Publishing Co., New York City, 1922. Page 284.
  30. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Gilbert Manuel Costello, 16 February 1955.
  31. Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001, available at Ancestry.com. Ruth A. Kernozek, 28 Jan 1957
  32. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Chester Kernozek, no. 042-07-4688
  33. Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001, available at Ancestry.com. Chester S. Kernozek, 17 Aug 1986
  34. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Elsie Longo, no. 048-03-7349
  35. Connecticut Death Index, 1949-2001, available at Ancestry.com. Elsie Longo, 27 Oct 1985, New Britain, Connecticut, listed as divorced
  36. Connecticut Divorce Index, 1968 - 1997. Available at Ancestry.com.
  37. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Santo J. Longo, no. 045-05-7756
  38. Obituary, Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, Santo J. Longo, 15 October 1994
  39. Obituary, Hartford Courant, Hartford, Connecticut, Michael J. Longo, 24 April 2007
  40. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Luther E. Tefft, no. 043-14-0102
  41. Obituary, The Patriot-News, Central Pennsylvania, Jean H. Tefft, 2-3 January 2010.
  42. Find a Grave (website).
  43. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Lawrence E. Tyler, no. 045-14-1858
  44. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Lawrence E. Tyler, 14 September 1993
  45. Index to marriage, death, and land records, Montville, Connecticut, Town Hall Website, file number 1944-00000042, marriage of Lawrence Everett Tyler and Shirley Mae Tefft
  46. Divorce Filing, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Shirley Tefft Tyler and Laurence Tyler, 11 April 1960
  47. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, Connecticut, New London County, Montville, Enumeration District 6-21, Sheet No. 13B
  48. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Carolyn Maoli, 11 March 2007
  49. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Joseph Maoli, no. 042-10-9633
  50. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Joseph Maoli, 16 April 1997
  51. Obituary, The Norwich Bulletin, 9 September 2015, Muriel Edith (Tefft) Newbury, died: 5 September 2015. The article provides vital and biographical details and the names of her husband, children and their spouses, grandchildren, and place of burial.
  52. U.S. Federal Census, 1930, Connecticut, New London County, Norwich, Enumeration District 6-55, Sheet 9B, family of Benjamin F. and Lillian E. Brewster, with son-in-law and daughter Milford E. and Lillian J. Newbury and family, including son Milford Jr.
  53. Obituary, The Norwich Bulletin, 17 November 2015, Milford E. Newbury, Jr., born: 18 September 1929 in Norwich, Connecticut. The article provides vital and biographical details and the names of his wife, children and grandchildren and their spouses, nephew, and place of burial.
  54. Index to marriage, death, and land records, Montville, Connecticut, Town Hall Website, file number 1954-00000169, marriage of Milford Ernest Newbury, Jr. and Muriel Edith Tefft