Vonah Lunsford

1914–2008 (Age 93)
Cherokee, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Vonah

When Vonah Lunsford was born on 6 August 1914, in Cherokee, North Carolina, United States, her father, Lawson Lunsford, was 33 and her mother, Dorcas Lovingood, was 35. She had at least 2 sons with Claud Ervin Bumgarner. She lived in Murphy Township, Cherokee, North Carolina, United States in 1940 and Candler, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States in 1998. She died on 17 January 2008, at the age of 93, and was buried in Candler, Buncombe, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Vonah Lunsford
Claud Ervin Bumgarner
Jerry Lee Bungarner
Charles Doyle Bumgarner

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  • Jerry Lee Bungarner


  • Charles Doyle Bumgarner


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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1918 · Fort Bragg Established

Age 4

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 27

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name, probably from Lundsford in East Sussex, so named from an Old English personal name Lundrǣd + Old English ford ‘ford’, or possibly from Lunsford in Kent, although this was earlier called Lullesworthe (from the Old English personal name Lull + worð ‘enclosure’); it is not certain whether the development to Lunsford took place early enough to have produced the surname.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Vonch Lunsford in household of Lawson Lunsford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Vonah Lunsford in household of Lawson Lunsford, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Varah Lunsford in household of Lawson Lunsford, "United States Census, 1940"

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