Walter Eldridge Lunsford

1885–1964 (Age 78)
Cabell, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Walter Eldridge

When Walter Eldridge Lunsford was born in September 1885, in Cabell, West Virginia, United States, his father, John Lewis Lunsford, was 33 and his mother, Isabella Peyton, was 27. He married Mamie A. Legg on 8 November 1906, in Boyd, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Mason, West Virginia, United States in 1910 and Grant Magisterial District, Cabell, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 23 July 1964, in Lesage, Cabell, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Walter Eldridge Lunsford
1885–1964
Mamie A. Legg
1889–1955
Marriage: 8 November 1906
Iva Opal Lunsford
1908–2002
Paul Judson Lunsford
1910–2000
Carl Lunsford
1914–1997
Mary Virginia Lunsford
1917–2004
Walter Eldridge Lunsford Jr
1921–1984
Betty Jean Lunsford
1926–1981

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
8 November 1906
Boyd, Kentucky, United States
children

(6)

  • Iva Opal Lunsford

    Female1908–2002Female

  • Paul Judson Lunsford

    Male1910–2000Male

  • Carl Lunsford

    Male1914–1997Male

  • Mary Virginia Lunsford

    Female1917–2004Female

  • Walter Eldridge Lunsford Jr

    Male1921–1984Male

+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

  • John Lewis Lunsford

    Male1852–1926Male

  • Isabella Peyton

    Female1858–1924Female

siblings

(9)

  • Cora Caroline Lunsford

    Female1875–Female

  • Female1877–1954Female

  • Manda Lonsford

    Male1877–Male

  • Effa Lunsford

    Female1878–1878Female

  • Female1879–1965Female

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1886

Age 1

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

Age 1

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.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 21

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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 E Lunsford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Walter E Lunsford, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Walter Lunsford, "United States Census, 1910"

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