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Cann, Tedford

Cann, Tedford

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Tedford Cann was born on May 5th, 1928. He lived at 401 Rye Beach Avenue in Rye, NY with his mother, Margurite, father, Tedford, and brother, Thomas. Tedford's father was a World War I hero awarded the Congessional Medal of Honor and attended college after the war. He worked very hard to support his family and was a salesman, working 52 weeks a year and earning 4000 dollars. Tedford's mother stayed home each day and cared for her beloved children. At Rye High School Tedford Jr. was the Class President, on the G.O. Council, participated in school productions. He also was an incredible three-season athlete. Tedford was on the football team, the basketball team, and the track team. During his teenage years, Tedford was known for being very active in school affairs, yet incredibly quiet. In 1946, he graduated at the top of his class. After graduating, Tedford attended Colgate University located in Hamilton, NY where he studied social psychology. Continuing his passion for sports, Tedford swam on Colgate's swim team and won the Intramural Swimming Championship. In addition, he was a member of the Phi Delta Theta, the Newman Club, and the Outing Club. After graduating from Colgate University, Tedford went to the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, and the Naval War College. Years later, Tedford proudly served in the US Navy during the Korean War.

Molly Burbank & Tatum Dailey
RHS 2021
Date of Birth: 5-May-28
Died On: 26-Jun-08
Street Address: 401 Rye Beach
Branch of Service: U.S. Navy

Veteran Code: KOR-28

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