Vergie Alice Ledford

10 January 1898–14 October 1989 (Age 91)
Swain, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Vergie Alice

When Vergie Alice Ledford was born on 10 January 1898, in Swain, North Carolina, United States, her father, William Isaac (Will) Ledford, was 34 and her mother, Juilet "Julia" Woffard, was 31. She married William Harrison Franklin on 11 September 1914, in Bryson City, Swain, North Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Charleston Township, Swain, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years and Montford Cove Township, McDowell, North Carolina, United States in 1940. She died on 14 October 1989, in Clyde, Haywood, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Marion, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Harrison Franklin
Vergie Alice Ledford
Marriage: 11 September 1914
Bruce Howard Franklin
Nina Franklin

Spouse and Children

    William Harrison Franklin



11 September 1914
Bryson City, Swain, North Carolina, United States


    Bruce Howard Franklin


    Nina Franklin


Parents and Siblings



    Amanda (Mandy) C Ledford


    Addie Palestine Ledford


    Nora R Ledford


    Bessie Ledford



+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 2

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 20

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.
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: habitational name, probably from either of two places called Lydford, in Devon and Somerset. The first is named with the river name Lyd (from Old English hlȳde ‘noisy stream’) + Old English ford, i.e. ‘ford over the Lyd river’.Lydford in Somerset was named ‘ford over the noisy stream’, from Old English hlȳde + ford.

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

Sources (3)

  • Vergie Franklin in household of W H Franklin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Vergie Ledford in household of William I Ledford, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Vergie A A Ledford in household of William T Ledford, "United States Census, 1900"

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