Gazlay Family History
 

FamilyRobert A. Tefft

Parents

FatherElmer James Tefft, Sr. (12 April 1867 - 27 April 1935)
MotherJessie Louise McClure (August 1866 - 28 November 1950)

Personal Information

Record Created: 1 March 2010; Last Edited: 22 March 2015 
NameRobert A. Tefft
GenderMale
Born 30 August 1894 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut1, 2, 3, 4
Married 6 June 1923 in Baltic, Connecticut to Ethel C. Firth4, 5, 6, 7
Died 22 January 1982 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut1, 4
Buried in Maplewood Cemetery, Norwich, New London County, Connecticut4

Biography

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.4

Family

Spouse 1FamilyEthel C. Firth (daughter of Fremont Firth and Edith Crumbie)
Born 25 February 1901 in New Bedford, Massachusetts
Married 6 June 1923 in Baltic, Connecticut to Robert A. Tefft
Died 22 October 1978 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut
  
Children of Robert A. Tefft and Ethel C. Firth:
  
1.FamilyCarolyn E. Tefft
Born 30 December 1924 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut
Married 5 October 1968 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut to Joseph Maoli
Died 9 March 2007 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut
  
2.FamilyRobert A. Tefft, Jr.
Born ca. 1926
Died before 1935
  
+3.FamilyMuriel Edith Tefft
Born 3 August 1930 in Oakdale, New London County, Connecticut
Married 26 June 1954 in Montville, New London County, Connecticut to Milford Ernest Newbury, Jr.
Died 5 September 2015 in Norwich, New London County, Connecticut
  

Sources

  1. Social Security Death Index (SSDI), Rootsweb (website). Robert Tefft, no. 043-14-3414
  2. 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.
  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, Robert Tefft, 23 January 1982
  5. Index to marriage, death, and land records, Montville, Connecticut, Town Hall Website, file number 1923-00000087, marriage of Robert A. Tefft and Ethel Firth
  6. U.S. Federal Census, 1880, Connecticut,
  7. Obituary, The Day, New London, Connecticut, Ethel Tefft, 23 October 1978