Bettie M Dunford

April 1893–
Virginia, United States

The Life of Bettie M

When Bettie M Dunford was born in April 1893, in Virginia, United States, her father, James Dunford, was 25 and her mother, Susan Hester Christian, was 20. She lived in Jeffersonville, Tazewell, Virginia, United States in 1900.

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James Dunford
Susan Hester Christian
Samuel Barney Dunford
Bettie M Dunford
Martha Myrtle Dunford
Josie Ellen Dunford
Ollie Faye Dunford
Stella E Dunford
Thomas A Dunford
William Mathias Dunford
Robert B Dunford
Mary Virgie Dunford
Osie Dunford
Rebecca Dunford
Jenning Dunford

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World Events (3)

1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 1

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 5

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Dunford Bridge, a hamlet near Penistone, West Yorkshire, so called from the river Don (a British name, possibly meaning ‘river’) + Old English ford ‘ford’, or from Dunford House in Methley, West Yorkshire, which is named in Old English as ‘Dunn's ford’ ( see Dunn 2). Reaney suggests that the name may also have arisen from places called Durnford in Somerset and Wiltshire. (Great) Durnford in Wiltshire was named in Old English as ‘hidden ford’ (dierne + ford).

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

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  • Bettie M Dunford in household of James Dunford, "United States Census, 1900"

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