Walter Brawley Lunsford

1898–1970 (Age 71)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Walter Brawley

When Walter Brawley Lunsford was born on 17 July 1898, in Tennessee, United States, his father, George Washington Lunsford, was 43 and his mother, Sarah Elizabeth Anderson, was 37. He lived in Walker Post Office, Garvin, Oklahoma, United States in 1910 and Dallas, Dallas, Texas, United States in 1920. He died in March 1970, in Roff, Pontotoc, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Roff, Pontotoc, Oklahoma, United States.

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George Washington Lunsford
Sarah Elizabeth Anderson
Ethel Etta Lunsford
Sumbridge L Lunsford
Mary Virgie Lunsford
Lillow Lee Lunsford
Donnie Yugo Lunsford
Hettie Marzella Lunsford
Roy McCall Lunsford
Walter Brawley Lunsford
Manuel Lunsford
Noah L Lunsford
Homer Hill

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 3

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."
1917 · The Green Corn Rebellion

Age 19

A farmer’s revolt known as the Green Corn Rebellion resulted due to frustration toward landowners and local authorities. A small group of wealthy landowners obtained property by fraudulent means which forced many Oklahoma farmers into a tenancy in 1917. Many farmers joined the Working Class Union who became hostile toward county officials. Hundreds of men gathered on the farm of John Spears in Sasakwa where they planned to march to Washington to repeal the draft act and end the war. Their plan included eating green corn and beef along the way, which gave the rebellion its name. An informer alerted authorities and their effort was halted as several groups collided with the rebels, firing shots into the air. The men scattered, three were killed, over 400 were arrested, and 150 were convicted and received federal prison sentences.

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)

  • Walter Lunsford in household of Bud Lunsford, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Walter Lunsford in household of James Day, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Walter B Lunsford in household of Sarah L Lunsford, "United States Census, 1930"

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