Lona Mae Upchurch

16 April 1917–26 September 1985 (Age 68)
Cherokee, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Lona Mae

When Lona Mae Upchurch was born on 16 April 1917, in Cherokee, South Carolina, United States, her father, Zebulon Vance Upchurch, was 38 and her mother, Margeret Bolin, was 29. She lived in Gowdeysville Township, Cherokee, South Carolina, United States in 1920. She died on 26 September 1985, in Blacksburg, Cherokee, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Clingham Memorial Cemetery, Blacksburg, Cherokee, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Casterable "Cat" Martin
Lona Mae Upchurch

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Zebulon Vance Upchurch


    Margeret Bolin




    Grace Upchurch


    William Amos Upchurch


    Lucy Upchurch


    Rosa Belle Upchurch


    Lula Upchurch


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 2

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 18

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 from Upchurch, a place in Kent, named from Old English upp ‘up’ + cirice ‘church’, i.e. ‘church standing high up’.

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

Sources (2)

  • Lona M Upchurch in household of Job V Upchurch, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lona Mae Martin, "Find A Grave Index"

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