Oscar Lafayette Yelverton

18 September 1854–18 April 1909 (Age 54)
Wayne, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Oscar Lafayette

When Oscar Lafayette Yelverton was born on 18 September 1854, in Wayne, North Carolina, United States, his father, Robert Sauls Yelverton, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Ann Minerva Bogue, was 19. He married Glendora Sauls on 26 April 1877, in Eureka, Wayne, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Saulston, Wayne, North Carolina, United States in 1880 and Nahunta Township, Wayne, North Carolina, United States in 1900. He died on 18 April 1909, in Wayne, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Fremont, Wayne, North Carolina, United States.

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Oscar Lafayette Yelverton
Glendora Sauls
Marriage: 26 April 1877
Neta Mayfield Yelverton
Junius Hugh Yelverton
Glennie Dora Yelverton

Spouse and Children

26 April 1877
Eureka, Wayne, North Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Roanoke Island

Age 8

On February 7, 1862, General Burnside's expedition started with the Battle of Roanoke Island. The battle was mostly fought by the Union and Confederate Navy's. This was a Union victory.

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 16

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Devon recorded in 1291 as Elleford ‘elder tree (Old English ellen) ford’; tūn ‘village’ is a later addition. Alternatively, the surname may have be from Yelverton in Norfolk, which is probably from the personal name Geldfriþ + Old English tūn ‘village’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • D Yelnerton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Oscar Yelverton in household of R S Yelverton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Osker L Yelverton in household of Robert Yelverton, "United States Census, 1870"

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