Walter Elijah Lunsford

1884–1952 (Age 68)
Mine La Motte, Madison, Missouri, United States

The Life of Walter Elijah

When Walter Elijah Lunsford was born on 20 February 1884, in Mine La Motte, Madison, Missouri, United States, his father, William Hiram Lunsford, was 31 and his mother, Mary Ann Weatherington, was 31. He married Retta May Sayton on 29 November 1911, in Fredericktown, Madison, Missouri, United States. He lived in Liberty Township, St. Francois, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He died on 3 December 1952, in Madison, Missouri, United States, at the age of 68.

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Walter Elijah Lunsford
Retta May Sayton
Marriage: 29 November 1911

Spouse & Children

29 November 1911
Fredericktown, Madison, Missouri, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1886 · Giving Working Men a Union

Age 2

The largest union group in the United States during the first half of the 20th century. It still exists today but merged with The Congress of Industrial Organization.
1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 18

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name, probably from Lundsford in East Sussex, so named from an Old English personal name Lundrǣd + Old English ford ‘ford’, or possibly from Lunsford in Kent, although this was earlier called Lullesworthe (from the Old English personal name Lull + worð ‘enclosure’); it is not certain whether the development to Lunsford took place early enough to have produced the surname.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Walter Lunsford in household of Wm Lunsford, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Walter Lunsford in household of William Lunsford, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Walter B. Lunsford, "Missouri Births and Christenings, 1827-1935"

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