Willa Caroline Motes

25 June 1908–25 April 1996 (Age 87)
Haywood, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Willa Caroline

Willa Caroline Motes was born on 25 June 1908, in Haywood, North Carolina, United States. She married Harley Ralph Medford on 9 May 1933, in Henderson, North Carolina, United States. She lived in Clyde Township, Haywood, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 25 April 1996, in Haywood, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 87.

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Harley Ralph Medford
Willa Caroline Motes
Marriage: 9 May 1933

Spouse and Children

9 May 1933
Henderson, North Carolina, United States

World Events (8)

1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 1

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 10

Named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg, Fort Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina was established on September 4, 1918. It was used as one of three training camps used during WWI.

Age 23

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.

Name Meaning

Catalan: from the plural of mota ‘hillock’ ( see Mota ). The name occurs chiefly in Valencia.

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

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  • Willa C Medford in household of Harley R Medford, "United States Census, 1940"

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