Dora Sellers Garland

1 April 1873–11 February 1963 (Age 89)

The Life of Dora Sellers

When Dora Sellers Garland was born on 1 April 1873, her father, James H. Garland, was 19 and her mother, Columbia Isabel Root, was 20. She married Isaac Newton Winegord on 25 December 1893, in Rockingham, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Middle River District, Augusta, Virginia, United States in 1910 and Laurel Hill, Augusta, Virginia, United States in 1920. She died on 11 February 1963, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Newton Winegord
Dora Sellers Garland
Marriage: 25 December 1893
Zona C Winegard
Clyde Sellers Winegard
Beryl Ochley Weingard
Glen Garland Winegard
Freda Lillian Winegard
Vance A Winegard

Spouse and Children

25 December 1893
Rockingham, Virginia, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    James H. Garland


    Columbia Isabel Root




+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument

Age 21

On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 25

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English:1. metonymic occupational name for a maker of garlands or chaplets, perhaps also a habitational name from a house sign. The word is first attested in the 14th century, from Old French, and appears to be of Germanic origin. 2. habitational name from a minor place, such as Garland in Chulmleigh, Devon, named from Old English gāra ‘triangular piece of land’ ( see Gore ) + land ‘cultivated land’, ‘estate’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dora S Garland in household of Jas H Garland, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Dora S Winegard in household of Isacc M Winegard, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dora Winegard in household of Isaac Winegard, "United States Census, 1900"

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