Walter Lunsford

1929–2006 (Age 77)
Henryetta, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Walter

When Walter Lunsford was born on 22 March 1929, in Henryetta, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Jesse Henry Lunsford, was 31 and his mother, Mable Lawson, was 25. He married Mable Doretha Stilwell on 25 May 1951. He lived in Hickory Ridge Township, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, United States in 1930 and Weleetka Township, Okfuskee, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 3 October 2006, in Inola, Rogers, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Broken Arrow, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States.

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Walter Lunsford
Mable Doretha Stilwell
Marriage: 25 May 1951

Spouse & Children

25 May 1951

Parents & Siblings



  • Harold Lunsford


  • Male1929–2006Male

World Events (8)


Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1941 · Comanche Code Talkers

Age 12

Many Native Americans from Oklahoma were once again employed as code talkers during WWII to create a code impenetrable by enemies. Rather than Choctaw, a Comanche-language code was developed. Several of these men were sent to invade Normandy to send messages. None of the men were killed and the Comanche code was never broken. 

Age 21

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

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)

  • Thomas W Lunsford in household of Jess Lunsford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thomas W Lunsford in household of Jessie Lunsford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Walter Lunsford in household of Jess H Lunsford, "United States Census, 1940"

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