Walter Preston Lunsford

1899–1975 (Age 76)
Colquitt, Miller, Georgia, United States

The Life of Walter Preston

When Walter Preston Lunsford was born on 31 July 1899, in Colquitt, Miller, Georgia, United States, his father, Thomas Alexander Lunsford, was 21 and his mother, Vashti A. Addison, was 19. He married Eleanor Broderick Mott on 1 November 1950, in Kingsland, Camden, Georgia, United States. He lived in Albany, Dougherty, Georgia, United States in 1920 and Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, United States in 1945. He died on 16 December 1975, in Duval, Florida, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Jacksonville, Duval, Florida, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Preston Lunsford
Eleanor Broderick Mott
Marriage: 1 November 1950

Spouse & Children

1 November 1950
Kingsland, Camden, Georgia, United States

Parents & Siblings



  • Male1899–1975Male

  • Alec Leon Lunsford


  • Thomas Ado Lunsford


  • Ida Millie Lunsford


  • Female1917–1994Female

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot

Age 7

The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 20

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

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 P Lunsford, "Florida State Census, 1945"
  • Walter P Lunsford in household of John A Edge, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Walter P Luntsford in household of Thomas Luntsford, "United States Census, 1900"

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