Walter Leonard Perdue

27 July 1898–6 January 1987 (Age 88)
Bedford, Virginia, United States

The Life of Walter Leonard

When Walter Leonard Perdue was born on 27 July 1898, in Bedford, Virginia, United States, his father, Stephen Thomas Perdue, was 28 and his mother, Eliza Chelessa Jeter, was 21. He married Julia Frances Wray on 29 April 1919, in Sullivan, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Cave Spring, Roanoke, Virginia, United States in 1930 and Big Lick, Roanoke, Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 6 January 1987, in Roanoke, Virginia, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Big Lick, Roanoke, Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Leonard Perdue
Julia Frances Wray
Marriage: 29 April 1919
Mary Elizabeth Perdue
Earl Walter Perdue
Infant Perdue
Frances Uldine Perdue
James Marshall Perdue

Spouse and Children

29 April 1919
Sullivan, Tennessee, United States


    Mary Elizabeth Perdue


    Earl Walter Perdue


    Infant Perdue



    James Marshall Perdue


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1899 · USS Shubrick is Launched

Age 1

On March 11, 1899 the USS Shubrick was laid, on October 31, 1899 it was launched. The ship was named after William Branford Shubrick. It was sponsored by Miss Caroline Shubrick and commissioned in 1901 with Lt Allen M Cook in command.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 25

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English and Irish: from Old French par Dieu ‘by God’, which was adopted in Middle English in a variety of more or less heavily altered forms. The surname represents a nickname from a favorite oath. According to MacLysaght, the surname in Ireland belonged to a French Protestant family who settled in County Cork.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Walter L Perdue, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Walter L Perdue, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Walter L Perdue, "United States Census, 1920"

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