Louis Guinn Gifford Family


Louis Guinn Gifford Family

Husband: Louis Guinn Gifford

Born: 10 Jan 1918at: , , Tx
Married: 17 Oct 1941at: 
Died: 16 Jun 1994at: Rockdale, Milam Co, Tx
Buried: at: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery (IOOF), Rockdale, Milam Co, Tx
Father: John Riley Gifford
Mother: Berthal E Terrell

Wife: Margaret Lee Eiland

Born: 28 Oct 1921at: , Milam Co, Tx
Died: 28 Dec 1994at: , Milam Co, Tx
Buried: at: International Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery (IOOF), Rockdale, Milam Co, Tx
Father: Calvin Levy Eiland


Name: Gwendlyn Gifford
Born: 27 Mar 1942at: , Milam Co, Tx
Died: 03 Nov 1984at: , Travis Co, Tx
Buried: at: Taylor Cemetery, Williamson Co, Tx
Spouses: Curtis Roy Zieschang  

Name: Charles Douglas Gifford
Born: 13 Dec 1946at: , Milam Co, Tx
Died: 11 Sep 2000at: 
Buried: at: 
Spouses: Linda Elaine Freeman  

Name: Louis Claudie Gifford
Born: 23 Feb 1953at: , Milam Co, Tx
Died: 10 Apr 2009at: Rockdale, Milam Co, Tx
Buried: at: 
Spouses: Becky Lane Robbins  

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About Margaret Lee Eiland:

This narrative was written in 1983 for the Milam Co. book "Matchless Milam"
Louis Guinn Gifford and Margaret Lee Eiland were married on August 17, 1941 in Rockdale, Tx

Margaret Lee was born in Gay Hill Community October 28, 1921. She attended Gay Hill School, first through eighth grades. She played baseball, basketball, and tennis. In 1938, she started to Rockdale School and played volleyball for three years. In the 9th grade, she played tennis. She went to the Co. meet and won first place in girls singles. She graduated in 1941.

Guinn Gifford was born January 19, 1918. He attended school at San Andres and at San Gabriel. Margaret Lee and Guinn moved to a farm in San Andres community to help his Dad on a Share Crop farm. In 1950 they purchased the farm in Liberty Hill Community near Thorndale, Tx They farmed there and ran cattle and still live there. Guinn went to work for Alcoa in 1957 and retired inl 1980. They have three children, Gwendlyn Lee Gifford Zieschang, Charles Gifford, and Louis Gifford.

Gifford, Margaret Lee Eiland of Thorndale. Age 73. Died 12/128/1994 (wed) in Richards Memorial Hospital after a lengthy illness. Services held 12/31 (Sat) in the Phillips & Luckey Chapel. Burial in IOOF Cemetery, Rockdale. Rev Randy Osborn and Rev John Roark, Baptist ministers, officiated. She was born 10/28/1921 in Milam Co. to Calvin Levy and Frieda Henke Eiland. She resided in Thorndale most of her life and also lived in the San Andrews Comm. She was a homemaker. Married Guinn Gifford on 8/17/1941 in Rockdale. Preceded in death by husband, Guinn Gifford on 7/16/1994; daughter, Gwendolyn Gifford Zieschang and her parents. She was a member of San Gabriel Baptist Church. Survivors: 2 sons & wives, Charles & Linda Gifford of Rockdale and Louis & Becky Gifford of Rockdale; son-in-law, Curtis Zieschang of Thorndale; 2 brothers, Elmer Eiland of Ennis and Elbert Eiland of Thorndale; 4 sisters, Thelmer Staffelbach of Rockdale, Lona Whiteley of Killeen, Euteva Talley of Rockdale and Lois Wilkins of Pasadena; 8 grandchildren, Royce and Randall Zieschang, Chuck, Aaron and Kaycee Gifford, Kimberly Jones, Shannon Lehmann and Tabatha Strelsky; 8 great-grandchildren.

1940 United States Federal Census about Margrette Lee Eiland
Name: Margrette Lee Eiland
Age: 17
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1923
Gender: Female
Race: White
Birthplace: Texas
Marital Status: Single
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Home in 1940: Milam, Texas
Street: Handy - Salty Road
House Number: 44
Inferred Residence in 1935: Milam, Texas
Residence in 1935: Same House
Sheet Number: 3B
Attended School or College: Yes
Highest Grade Completed: High School, 3rd year

Household Members:
Calvin C Eiland 53
Frida Eiland 45
Elmer Eiland 23
Elbert Eiland 20
Margrette Lee Eiland 17
Lone Marie Eiland 15
Eutiva Eiland 10
Loyce Evon Eiland 5

Revised: 06-Jun-15  12:08 PM