Walter Bruce Lunsford

1877–1954 (Age 77)
, Lauderdale, Tennessee

The Life of Walter Bruce

When Walter Bruce Lunsford was born on 7 January 1877, in Lauderdale, Tennessee, United States, his father, Arias Exlum Lunsford, was 37 and his mother, Elizabeth Dulcinea Glimp, was 26. He married Lucy A. Bentley on 2 June 1914, in Shelby, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Watensaw Township, Prairie, Arkansas, United States in 1930 and White River Township, Prairie, Arkansas, United States in 1940. He died on 6 July 1954, in Arkansas, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Des Arc, Prairie, Arkansas, United States.

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Walter Bruce Lunsford
Lucy A. Bentley
Marriage: 2 June 1914
Walter B Lunsford
Kenneth Gene Lunsford

Spouse & Children

2 June 1914
Shelby, Tennessee, United States


  • Walter B Lunsford


  • Kenneth Gene Lunsford


Parents & Siblings

  • Arias Exlum Lunsford


  • Elizabeth Dulcinea Glimp




  • Carrie or Carey Eugene Lunsford


  • Saltanna Lunsford


  • Male1877–1954Male

World Events (8)

1878 · Yellow Fever Epidemic

Age 1

When a man that had escaped a quarantined steamboat with yellow fever went to a restaurant he infected Kate Bionda the owner. This was the start of the yellow fever epidemic in Memphis, Tennessee. By the end of the epidemic 5,200 of the residence would die.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 21

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: 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)

  • Walter Lunsford, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Walter B Lunsford, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Walter B Lunsford, "United States Census, 1920"

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