Walter Odell Hand Sr

1906–1 September 1994 (Age 88)
Rockingham, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Walter Odell

When Walter Odell Hand Sr was born in 1906, in Rockingham, North Carolina, United States, his father, John Thomas Hand, was 47 and his mother, Mattie Ann Webster, was 31. He married Annie Ruth Clark on 11 May 1940, in Martinsville, Henry, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Huntsville Township, Rockingham, North Carolina, United States for about 20 years and Stokesdale, Guilford, North Carolina, United States in 1994. He died on 1 September 1994, in Greensboro, Guilford, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Eden United Methodist Church, Rockingham, North Carolina, United States.

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Walter Odell Hand Sr
Annie Ruth Clark
Marriage: 11 May 1940
Walter Odell Hand Jr

Spouse and Children

11 May 1940
Martinsville, Henry, Virginia, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Thomas Hand





    Elsie M Hand


    Myrtle Z Hand


    Anna Maud Hand


    Hester Manes Hand



+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 0

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 12

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

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.

Name Meaning

1 English and German: nickname for someone with a deformed hand or who had lost one hand, from Middle English hand, Middle High German hant, found in such appellations as Liebhard mit der Hand (Augsburg 1383 ).2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): nickname from German Hand ‘hand’ (see 1).3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Flaithimh ( see Guthrie ), resulting from an erroneous association of the Gaelic name with the Gaelic word lámh ‘hand’. It is used as an English equivalent for several other names of Gaelic origin too, e.g. Claffey , Glavin , and McClave .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Odell Hand in household of J T Hand, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Walter O Hand in household of Thomas J Hand, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Walter Odell Hand in entry for Walter O Hand, "North Carolina, Department of Archives and History, Index to Vital Records, 1800-2000"

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