Walter Raleigh Lunsford

1861–1941 (Age 79)
Webster, Louisiana, United States

The Life of Walter Raleigh

When Walter Raleigh Lunsford was born on 15 May 1861, in Webster, Louisiana, United States, his father, Peyton Richardson Lunsford, was 31 and his mother, Sarah Hendricks, was 31. He married Samantha Jordan Pope on 20 December 1883, in Webster, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in El Paso, El Paso, Texas, United States in 1920 and Ward Four, Caddo, Louisiana, United States in 1940. He died on 12 April 1941, at the age of 79.

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Walter Raleigh Lunsford
Samantha Jordan Pope
Marriage: 20 December 1883
Lena Day Lunsford
Nora Lallie Lunsford
Erroll Carroll Lunsford
Leslie W. Lunsford
Raleigh Clyde Lunsford
Myre S Lunsford

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20 December 1883
Webster, Louisiana, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1865 · Juneteenth (Slaves Were Freed)

Age 4

"On June 19, 1865, Gordon Granger (Union Major) read General Orders, No. 3 to the people of Galveston. The statement was written as follows: ""The people of Texas are informed that, in accordance with a proclamation from the Executive of the United States, all slaves are free. This involves an absolute equality of personal rights and rights of property between former masters and slaves, and the connection heretofore existing between them becomes that between employer and hired labor. The freedmen are advised to remain quietly at their present homes and work for wages. They are informed that they will not be allowed to collect at military posts and that they will not be supported in idleness either there or elsewhere."""
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 21

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.

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)

  • U R Lundsford, "United States Census, 1910"
  • W N Lungsford in household of J T Whitten, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Walter R Lunsford in household of Joseph J Pasetral, "United States Census, 1920"

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