Lora Louise Wallace

10 February 1916–22 June 2008 (Age 92)
Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States

The Life of Lora Louise

When Lora Louise Wallace was born on 10 February 1916, in Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States, her father, Mitchel Benjamin Franklin Wallace, was 44 and her mother, Mary Elizabeth Baker, was 39. She married John Gwin Braswell on 25 December 1938, in Election Precinct 29 Alabama City, Etowah, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Talladega, Alabama, United States in 1935 and Millerville, Clay, Alabama, United States in 1940. She died on 22 June 2008, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

John Gwin Braswell
Lora Louise Wallace
Marriage: 25 December 1938
Charles Douglas Braswell

Spouse and Children

25 December 1938
Election Precinct 29 Alabama City, Etowah, Alabama, United States


    Charles Douglas Braswell


Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1917 · The 167th Infantry Regiment

Age 1

The 167th Infantry Regiment of the Alabama National Guard was assigned to the 42nd “Rainbow Division” in World War II. The 167th fought in 5 major campaigns and served at the front longer than any other U.S. Regiment.

Age 25

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and northern Irish: from Anglo-Norman French waleis ‘Welsh’ (from a Germanic cognate of Old English wealh ‘foreign’), hence an ethnic name for a Welsh speaker. In some cases this clearly denoted an incomer to Scotland from Wales or the Welsh Marches, but it may also have denoted a Welsh-speaking Scot: in western Scotland around Glasgow, the Welsh-speaking Strathclyde Britons survived well into the Middle Ages.2 Jewish: this surname has been adopted in the 19th and 20th centuries as an Americanized form of various Ashkenazic Jewish surnames, e.g. Wallach .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lola Wallace in household of W B Wallace, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lora Wallace in household of Mitchell B Wallace, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lora Louis Braswell in household of Gwyn Braswell, "United States Census, 1940"

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