Vernie Ray Tinsley

16 September 1918–7 September 1969 (Age 51)
Virginia, United States

The Life of Vernie Ray

When Vernie Ray Tinsley was born on 16 September 1918, in Virginia, United States, her father, Linwood Loving Tinsley, was 13 and her mother, Nettie Altizer, was 27. She married George Cabble Branscom on 19 July 1937, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Big Creek Magisterial District, McDowell, West Virginia, United States in 1930 and Jeffersonville Magisterial District, Tazewell, Virginia, United States in 1940. She died on 7 September 1969, in Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 50, and was buried in Wilmington, New Hanover, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Cabble Branscom
Vernie Ray Tinsley
Marriage: 19 July 1937
George Cabble Branscom

Spouse and Children

19 July 1937
Virginia, United States


    George Cabble Branscom


Parents and Siblings

    Linwood Loving Tinsley





    Thomas Russell Tinsley



    Bill Alvie Tinsley



    Nettie Jean Tinsley


World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

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 The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1920 · Women Get the Vote

Age 2

In 1920, the 19th amendment was ratified making it so that women could vote. This achievement finally gave North Carolina the freedom to vote they had been fighting for since 1897.

Age 14

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in South Yorkshire near Rotherham, named in Old English with the genitive case of an unattested personal name Tynni + hlāw ‘hill’, ‘mound’, ‘barrow’. This name is also established in Ulster.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Verna Tinsley in household of Linwood Tinsley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Vernie Branscom in household of George Branscom, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Vernie Tinsley in household of Lenwood Tinsley, "United States Census, 1930"

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