Virginia Velvia Lunsford

1915–1989 (Age 74)
Saluda, Polk, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Virginia Velvia

When Virginia Velvia Lunsford was born about 1915, in Saluda, Polk, North Carolina, United States, her father, Noah Robert Lunsford, was 28 and her mother, Minnie Ellen Harwood, was 28. She married Joe Bill Bartlett on 12 August 1933, in Buncombe, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Black Mountain Township, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 23 September 1989, in Madison, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Virginia Velvia Lunsford
Joe Bill Bartlett
Marriage: 12 August 1933
Bobby Joe Bartlett
Ellen Louise Foxx
Billy Bartlett
Charles Leon Bartlett

Spouse & Children

12 August 1933
Buncombe, North Carolina, United States


  • Bobby Joe Bartlett


  • Ellen Louise Foxx


  • Billy Bartlett


  • Charles Leon Bartlett


Parents & Siblings



  • Male1906–1966Male

  • Female1908–1972Female

  • Dessie Mae Lunsford


  • Ella Mae Lunsford


  • Ernest Lunsford


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 3

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 20

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

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)

  • Virginia Bartlett in household of Joe Bill Bartlett, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Virginia Lunsford in household of N R Lunsford, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Virginia Lunsford in household of Nash R Lunsford, "United States Census, 1930"

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