|Birth: ||Apr. 5, 1865|
|Death: ||Dec. 20, 1958|
NOTE: Ardelia's year of birth has always been controversial. Through current genealogical research and family records in our hands, her date of birth is as shown above and not as shown on her headstone or as stated in the Obituary below. She was actually 89 years old at death as per our current records.
Ardelia is the daughter of John Jefferson and Melinda Goodman McCurdy, Delia lived most of her life in Sevier County, Arkansas. She was a young neighbor to Marksey Todd who became her husband. His 1st wife, Laura Crawford Todd, died during or shortly after having their first child and Delia came to help with the baby - or so the story goes. I suppose she did a fine job and she must have really liked it as she stayed and married M. L. Todd and had 13 children. Of those 13 babies, 11 lived to grow up including the son born to he and his first wife, along with 10 of her own. Delia was a soft spoken, kind woman who made the most beautiful quilts. A hard worker, her family was the most important thing in her life. Beside raising her own children, she helped raise several of her grandchildren from time to time. She was adored by her grandchildren and great grandchildren and lived to know many of them. A woman of Scots-Irish decent and of true pioneer spirit, she lived through terrible hardships in her lifetime including the very tragic loss of her youngest daughter,
Ann Arminta Todd . It was my honor to meet her even though I was very young. I remember her sweet face and kind manner. She is the reason I exist and I will think of her always.
Rest peacefully Grandma Todd and know how much we think about you and that we always will....
December, 1958 - Services Held Monday For Mrs. M. L. TODD
Services were held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Mill Creek Cemetery for Mrs. M. L. TODD, DeQueen, who died at 9:30 p.m. at her home. Born April 5, 1867, in Sevier county, Ark., she had resided in DeQueen most of her life. She is survived by one son and five daughters; 33 grandchildren, 63 great grandchildren and 9 great great grandchildren. Burial was in Mill Creek cemetery under the direction of Coffey funeral home.
Marksey Lafayette Todd (1852 - 1935)
William Richard Todd (1881 - 1964)*
Luvena A. Todd Blankenship (1884 - 1910)*
John Louis Todd (1887 - 1947)*
Laura Ann Todd Hendrix (1888 - 1970)*
Addie Arminta Todd Williams (1893 - 1970)*
Elsie Marie Todd Bunch (1896 - 1990)*
Nelsie Ardonia Todd Myrick (1899 - 1920)*
Henry Alonzo Todd (1900 - 1975)*
Arizona Todd James (1904 - 1970)*
Armina Todd Williams (1906 - 1994)*
Anne Arminta Todd (1909 - 1927)*
Mill Creek Cemetery
Created by: K Todd Sherer
Record added: Jun 23, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 38668615