Walter Bernard Lunsford

1889–1959 (Age 70)
Del Rio, Cocke, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Walter Bernard

When Walter Bernard Lunsford was born on 15 March 1889, in Del Rio, Cocke, Tennessee, United States, his father, James Madison Lunsford, was 27 and his mother, Mary Susana Shelton, was 21. He married Ollie Ethel Murray on 2 February 1918, in Cocke, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. He lived in Greenville, Greenville, South Carolina, United States in 1920 and Lowell, Gaston, North Carolina, United States in 1930. He died on 24 April 1959, in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Bernard Lunsford
Ollie Ethel Murray
Marriage: 2 February 1918
Gertrude Minerva Lunsford
Eva Beatrice Lunsford
Vista Lunsford
Dorothy Inez Lunsford

Spouse & Children

2 February 1918
Cocke, Tennessee, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • James Madison Lunsford


  • Female1867–1951Female



+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 8

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 19

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

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)

  • Bernard Lunsford in household of James Lunsford, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bernie W Lunsford, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Bernie Lunsford, "United States Census, 1930"

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