Ora Edmund Sales

23 March 1879–15 March 1930 (Age 51)
Buncombe, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Ora Edmund

When Ora Edmund Sales was born on 23 March 1879, in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, his father, Thomas M. Sales, was 26 and his mother, Emma Caroline Lance, was 20. He married Lula Emma Reed on 23 December 1908, in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Leicester, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States in 1910 and North Carolina, United States in 1920. He died on 15 March 1930, in Asheville, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 50.

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Ora Edmund Sales
Lula Emma Reed
Marriage: 23 December 1908

Spouse and Children


    Lula Emma Reed


23 December 1908
Buncombe, North Carolina, United States




Parents and Siblings

    Thomas M. Sales


    Emma Caroline Lance




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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 2

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 3

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 17

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English salwes ‘sallows’, a topographic name for someone who lived by a group of sallow trees ( see Sale 2).2 Catalan and Asturian-Leonese: a habitational name from any of the places called Sales, like Sales de Llierca (Catalonia) or Sales (Asturies), from the plural of Sala 1. This name is specially common in Catalonia.3 Portuguese: habitational name from a place that is probably so called from a Germanic personal name of uncertain form and derivation.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Ora E Sales, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ora Sales, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ora Edmund Sales, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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