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Lorenza Wedding (1876 - 1967)

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Lorenza (Lou) "Laurenza, Lorenzo, Lourenza" Wedding aka Wedon
Born in Stafford, Virginia, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 3 Mar 1903 in Stafford, Virginia, United Statesmap
Died in Stafford, Virginia, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 28 Dec 2019 | Created 9 Apr 2019
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Biography

Lorenza, called Lou, son of Benjamin Lorenza Wedding and Dora Luckett,[1] was born 22 December 1876 in Stafford County, Virginia.[2][1][3][4]

In 1900, Lou Wedding (age 24, farmhand) lived in Aquia, Stafford County, Virginia, with his widowed father Benjamin (43, farmer on his own land) and younger sister Josephine (19).[3]

On 3 March 1903 in Stafford, Virginia, he married Salina "Lena" Luckett,[5] daughter of Edward M. Luckett and Jane "Elizabeth" Roles.[6] She may be a cousin. Lou and Lina had children.[5]

  • Lewis "Roy" Wedding (b. 2 April 1906;[10] m. Mae Ellen Guy;[10] d. 9 July 1966 from lung cancer).[10] Five children including James Irving, Emma Doris and two daughters and a son, who may be living.[11]
  • Carol Lindbergh Wedding (b. 27 June 1927;[23] d. 23 March 1929).[23]

The newly-weds settled in Aquia, where they remained until near the ends of their lives. In 1910, the household included Lorenza (age 33, farmer on his own land), his wife Lena Wedding (27, mother of three, all living), and their children Ashton C. (6), Lewis Roy (4) and Mamie (2).[12]

In 1918 he registered for the draft.[4] At that time he was a farmer in Mount, Stafford County, Virginia, described as tall with a medium build, blue eyes, and black hair.[4]

Lou (age 43, farmer) and Lena remained in Aquia in 1920 with a family that had grown to include Ashton (16, farmhand), Roy (13), Mamie (12), Mary Lee (8), Eugene Phillip (4) and one-month-old twins Pearl I. and Paul.[13] With the three eldest on their own in 1930, Lou (age 53, farmer) and Lena Wedding (47) were left with Mary L. (18), Eugene (14), Paul E. (10) and Pearl I. (10) at home.[24] Only the 20-year-old twins Pearl (typist) and Paul (apprentice carpenter) remained with their parents Lou (63, farmer) and Lena Wedding (57) in 1940.[25]

His wife Lena died 5 March 1961 in Fredericksburg, Virginia, due to bronchopneumonia, malnutrition, and cerebral arteriosclerosis.[6][26]

Lou died 1 May 1967 in the Harding Nursing Home in Stafford County, Virginia, although he had been living in Prince William County.[1][2] Lou was buried in Mount Ararat Baptist Church Cemetery in Stafford County.[27][28]

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987, database with images, FamilySearch (20 August 2018), Lorenza Wedding, 01 May 1967; from "Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing Rural, Stafford, Virginia, United States, entry #189, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond. His mother's name here is given as Dora Luckett, but one tree shows her as Sarah Johnson. Dora is on his marriage record.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 United States Social Security Death Index, database, FamilySearch (20 May 2014), Lourenza Wedding, May 1967; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 United States Census, 1900, database with images, FamilySearch (accessed 9 April 2019), Lou Wedding in household of Benj Wedding, Aquia District (north part), Stafford, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 84, sheet 1B, family 15, NARA microfilm publication T623 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1972.); FHL microfilm 1,241,729.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, database with images, FamilySearch (13 March 2018), Lorenzo Wedding, 1917-1918; citing Stafford County, Virginia, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1509 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,991,280. This is the only record that shows his birth in 1875 on the same date: 22 December.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, database, FamilySearch (11 February 2018), Lourinza Wedding and Selma Lucket, 03 Mar 1903; citing Stafford, Virginia, reference P 53, No 12; FHL microfilm 33,955. The record has some problems. Salina's name is transcribed as Selma, but other records show it should be Salina. It also ascribes the parents of each to the other.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987, database with images, FamilySearch (20 August 2018), Lou Wedding in entry for Lena Luckett Wedding, 05 Mar 1961; from "Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing Fredericksburg, , Virginia, United States, entry #, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 United States Social Security Death Index, database, FamilySearch (20 May 2014), Ashton Wedding, Jan 1967; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  8. 8.0 8.1 Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940, database, FamilySearch (11 February 2018), Ashton C. Wedding and Lillian F. Smith, 1 May 1929; citing Stafford, Virginia, reference 124-33; FHL microfilm 31,329.
  9. 9.0 9.1 United States Census, 1940, database with images, FamilySearch (14 March 2018), Household of Ashton Wedding, Tract 11, District of Columbia, Police Precinct 8, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 1-298, sheet 65B, line 69, family 224, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 563.
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987, database with images, FamilySearch (20 August 2018), Lou Wedding in entry for Louis Roy Wedding, 09 Jul 1966; from "Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing Fredericksburg, , Virginia, United States, entry #, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond.
  11. 11.0 11.1 United States Census, 1940, database with images, FamilySearch (13 March 2018), Lewis R Wedding, Aquia Magisterial District, Stafford, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 90-3, sheet 13B, line 76, family 276, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4297.
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 United States Census, 1910, database with images, FamilySearch (accessed 9 April 2019), Ashton Wedding in household of Lorenso Wedding, Aquia, Stafford, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 101, sheet 5A, family 93, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 1649; FHL microfilm 1,375,662.
  13. 13.0 13.1 13.2 United States Census, 1920, database with images, FamilySearch (accessed 9 April 2019), Ashton Wedon in household of Lou Wedon, Aquia, Stafford, Virginia, United States; citing ED 108, sheet 2A, line 35, family 27, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 1915; FHL microfilm 1,821,915.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Find A Grave: Memorial #73574343 for Mary Lee. Full dates are engraved on her headstone.
  15. 15.0 15.1 Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987, database with images, FamilySearch (20 August 2018), Mary L Roles in entry for John Calvin Roles, 05 Jul 1964; from "Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing Richmond, Chesterfield, Virginia, United States, entry #, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond.
  16. 16.0 16.1 United States Census, 1940, database with images, FamilySearch (13 March 2018), Mary Roles in household of John C Roles, Aquia Magisterial District, Stafford, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 90-3, sheet 13B, line 52, family 271, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4297.
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 United States Social Security Death Index, database, FamilySearch (20 May 2014), Eugene P Wedding, 15 Mar 2000; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
  18. 18.0 18.1 Virginia, Divorce Records, 1918-1988, database with images, FamilySearch (20 August 2018), Loretta Elizabeth Edwards and Eugene Phillip Wedding Sr, 9 Apr 1968; from Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850, database and images, Ancestry (2012); citing Fairfax, Virginia, United States, certificate #68 002919, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond.
  19. 19.0 19.1 Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988, database with images, FamilySearch (10 January 2019), Lourenza Wedding in entry for Eugene Phillip Wedding and Mildred Haney Gibson, 04 Apr 1969; from "Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing Fairfax, , Virginia, United States, certificate 69 011955, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond.
  20. 20.0 20.1 20.2 Find A Grave: Memorial #1305619 for Paul buried at Quantico National Cemetery. His gravestone has full birth and death dates.
  21. 21.0 21.1 Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988, database with images, FamilySearch (10 January 2019), Laurenza in entry for Paul E Wedding and Fonda M Nutt, 14 Feb 1946; from "Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850," database and images, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 2012); citing Alexandria, , Virginia, United States, certificate 3698, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond.
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 Find A Grave: Memorial #73574340 for Pearl buried at Mount Ararat Baptist Church Cemetery. Her gravestone has full birth and death dates.
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987, database with images, FamilySearch (16 August 2019), Carol Lindhergh Wedding, 23 Mar 1929; from "Virginia, Marriage Records, 1700-1850," database and images, Ancestry (2012); citing Mound, Stafford, Virginia, United States, entry #, Virginia Department of Health, Richmond.
  24. 24.0 24.1 United States Census, 1930, database with images, FamilySearch (accessed 9 April 2019), Lou Wedding, Aquia, Stafford, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1, sheet 1B, line 65, family 17, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2461; FHL microfilm 2,342,195.
  25. 25.0 25.1 United States Census, 1940, database with images, FamilySearch (13 March 2018), Lou Wedding, Aquia Magisterial District, Stafford, Virginia, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 90-3, sheet 13B, line 47, family 270, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 4297.
  26. 26.0 26.1 Find A Grave: Memorial #73574345 for Lena Luckett—full dates are engraved on her memorial stone.
  27. 27.0 27.1 Find A Grave: Memorial #73574344 for Lou with full dates engraved on the headstone shared with this wife.
  28. 28.0 28.1 BillionGraves Index, database, FamilySearch (24 June 2015), Lou Wedding, died 01 May 1967; citing BillionGraves (2012), Burial at Mount Ararat Cemetery, Stafford, Stafford, Virginia, United States.

Acknowledgement

This profile was created, researched and initially written by Kathy Rabenstein.



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