Gazlay Family History
 

FamilyElmer James Tefft, Sr.

Parents

FatherJohn H. Tefft (November 1844 - 2 June 1916)
MotherEllen O. Boyens (December 1839 - 1936)

Personal Information

Record Created: 24 July 2010; Last Edited: 22 March 2015 
NameElmer James Tefft, Sr.
GenderMale
Born 12 April 1867 in Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut1, 2, 3, 4
Married 19 July 1887 in Griswold, New London County, Connecticut to Jessie Louise McClure3, 4
Died 27 April 1935 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut4, 5
Buried in Carey Cemetery, Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut4
PhotosGravestone of Elmer J. Tefft, Sr. 

Biography

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

Family

Spouse 1FamilyJessie Louise McClure (daughter of Robert McClure and Janet _____)
Born August 1866 in Scotland, Windham County, Connecticut
Married 19 July 1887 in Griswold, New London County, Connecticut to Elmer James Tefft, Sr.
Died 28 November 1950 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut
  
Children of Elmer James Tefft, Sr. and Jessie Louise McClure:
  
+1.FamilyElmer James Tefft, Jr.
Born 2 July 1888 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut
Married 13 March 1922 in Canterbury, Windham County, Connecticut to Mary Adeline Strickland
Died 29 April 1960 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut
  
+2.FamilyLuther Clinton Tefft
Born 28 August 1891 in Griswold, New London County, Connecticut
Married 25 November 1912 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut to Mabel LaFlamme
Died 28 July 1949 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut
  
+3.FamilyRobert A. Tefft
Born 30 August 1894 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut
Married 6 June 1923 in Baltic, Connecticut to Ethel C. Firth
Died 22 January 1982 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut
  

Sources

  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