Elmore E Winfrey

Brief Life History of Elmore E

When Elmore E Winfrey was born on 12 March 1901, in Poplar Creek, Montgomery, Mississippi, United States, his father, Sanford Elias Winfrey, was 29 and his mother, Ella Staples, was 26. He had at least 5 sons and 4 daughters with Ora Beatrice Woods. He lived in Beat 5, Carroll, Mississippi, United States in 1940 and Carroll, Carroll, Mississippi, United States for about 1 years. He died on 15 October 1988, in Kosciusko, Attala, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Kosciusko, Attala, Mississippi, United States.

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Elmore E Winfrey
Ora Beatrice Woods
Lee Willis Winfrey
Albertis Winfrey
Overtis Winfrey
Marie Winfrey
Trenton Winfrey
Earlene Winfrey
Vernon Winfrey
Christine Winfrey
Marvise B Winfrey

Sources (47)

  • Elmo Winfrey, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Elmore Winfrey, "Find A Grave Index" Died age 87
  • Elmore Winfrey in entry for Marvil Beatrice Winfrey, "Mississippi Enumeration of Educable Children, 1850-1892; 1908-1957"

World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.

1925 · B.B. King is Born

B.B. King was born on September 16, 1925, in Itta Bean, Mississippi. He was a famous American blues singer, electric guitarist, and record producer. In 1987, he inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Name Meaning


from the Middle English male personal name Winfrey, probably an Anglo-Norman French form of ancient Germanic Winefrid, Winefred, although it could alternatively be a survival of the rare early Old English name Winefrith or the equally rare Old English Wynfryth. Winefrid and Winefrith are composed of Germanic words for ‘friend’ and ‘peace’, while the first element of Wynfryth is Old English wynn ‘joy’.

alternatively perhaps a variant of Winford , a habitational name from Winfrith Newburgh (Dorset), but Winfrey is chiefly found in eastern England (especially Lincolnshire) from the 16th century onward.

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

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