Virginia Bell Lunsford

1938–1998 (Age 60)
Cherokee, Swain, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Virginia Bell

When Virginia Bell Lunsford was born on 20 July 1938, in Cherokee, Swain, North Carolina, United States, her father, Richard Dethaniel Lunsford, was 30 and her mother, Annie Mae Moss, was 29. She lived in Murphy Township, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 1 August 1998, in Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Gaston Memorial Park, Gastonia, Gaston, North Carolina, United States.

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Virginia Bell Lunsford
Gene Lander Riddle

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World Events (8)


Age 3

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1941 · The Four Freedoms

Age 3

President Roosevelt spoke in front of Congress and gave a speech on what Freedoms everyone should be granted. First being the Freedom of Speech. Second, the freedom of Religion, Third, The Freedom from Want, and Fourth, the Freedom from Fear. Being a big deal, FDR didn't just say that all people should have these freedoms because Americans already expected these freedoms.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 17

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

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 Lunsford in household of Richard Lunsford, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Virginia Belle Lunsford in entry for Donnie Mack Riddle, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"
  • Virginia Bell Lunsford in entry for Sandra Gail Riddle, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

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