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Photographer: Stanley and Terrie Howard
Taken: September 28, 2009
Caption: Bascom Lamar Lunsford
Additional Description: Bascom Lamar Lunsford was born at Mars Hill, Madison County, North Carolina in 1882. His father James Bassett Lunsford was a self-taught teacher and his mother Luarta Leah Buckner often sang old ballads and religious songs. His father bought a fiddle to be shared between Bascom and his brother Blackwell. Later his brother bought a banjo. He played this on all social occasions - square dances, weddings and school entertainments. He enrolled at Rutherford College and began teaching in Madison County. When he became a fruit tree salesman he visited isolated farms and there exchanged songs and tunes with the customers. In 1906 he married Nellie Triplett. In 1909 he re-enrolled at Rutherford College. After studying at Trinity College (which became Duke University) he passed the bar exams and became licensed solicitor in 1913.
Submitted: September 28, 2009, by Stanley and Terrie Howard of Greer, South Carolina.
Database Locator Identification Number: p78748
File Size: 0.098 Megabytes
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