Walter Ray Lunsford

1891–1968 (Age 77)
Stokes, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Walter Ray

When Walter Ray Lunsford was born on 9 June 1891, in Stokes, North Carolina, United States, his father, Samuel Lunsford, was 27 and his mother, Minnie Lodauski Kennedy, was 24. He married Martha Ellen Caudle on 22 November 1913, in North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Cadiz, Henry, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Winston Township, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States for about 20 years. He died on 5 June 1968, in Winston-Salem, Forsyth, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Forsyth, North Carolina, United States.

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Walter Ray Lunsford
Martha Ellen Caudle
Marriage: 22 November 1913
James Earnest Lunsford
Nellie M Lunsford
Sam William Lunsford Sr
Olivia Lee Lunsford
Opal Ray Lunsford
Thurman Walter Lunsford
Roy Edgar Lunsford
Pearl Oreta Lunsford
Martha Juanita Lunsford
Frances Lunsford

Spouse & Children

22 November 1913
North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 6

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 21

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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 R Luntsford in household of Samuel Luntsford, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Walter R Lunsford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Walter R Lunsford, "United States Census, 1940"

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