The Seagraves Family

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Lawrence Mathew Seagraves

Male 1901 - 1942  (41 years)


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  • Name Lawrence Mathew Seagraves  [1, 2
    Born 15 Jan 1901  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    1910 census 1910  Nashville, Ward #19, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Laurence Seagraves, 9, TN, W, residing at 224 Mark St., Nashville, TN, son of Jas M. & Elizabeth Seagraves. 
    1920 census 1920  Nashville, Ward #19, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Lawrence Seagroves [indexed as Seago], 19, TN, fireman for railroad, single, son of James M. & Elizabeth Seagroves. 
    1930 census 1930  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Lawrence Seagraves, 29, TN, residing at 1909 West End Ave., Nashville, TN, embalmer at funeral home, 24 at 1st marriage; Clare, wife, 29, MO, 24 at 1st marriage. 
    Residence 1931  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Lawrence M. Seagraves listed as an embalmer, residing with spouse, Clara B., in Apt 9, 913 20th Ave., S., Nashville, TN in the 1931 Nashville City Directory. 
    1940 census 1940  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Lawrence Seagraves [indexed as Scagrans], 39, TN, resdiding at 112 Cherokee Rd., Nashville, TN, attendant at funeral home, married; Clare, wife, 39, MO. 
    Draft Registration 16 Feb 1942  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Lawrence Mathew Seagraves, born 15 Jan 1901 in Nashville, TN, registered for the WW II draft. Described as 6 ft. 1 inch tall, 185 pounds with a ruddy complexion, brown eyes and brown hair. Residence: 112 Cherokee Rd., Nashville, TN with kin: Mrs. L. M. Seagraves. Employed by W. M. Martin Funeral Home at 2020 West End Ave., Nashville, TN. 
    Employment 27 Mar 1942  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Funeral Director 
    Died 27 Mar 1942  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 7
    • Lawrence's cause of death is listed on his death certificate as "suicide- gun shot wound of chest" at his home at 112 Cherokee Rd., Nashville, TN. His other condition was noted as "T. B. since 23 Dec 1941". [5]
    • His obituary as published in the Nashville Banner of 28 Mar 1942 reads as: Lawrence Seagraves Dies at Home Here
      Lawrence M. Seagraves, connected with Martin's Funeral Home, West End Avenue, for twenty years, died suddenly at his home, 112 Cherokee Road, shortly before midnight last night. He had been in ill health for the past year.
      Born in Nashville, he had lived here all his life and received his education in local schools.
      Enlisting in the United States Navy during World War I, he served on a destroyer which convoyed American troops. He was a member of the American Legion and a communicant of the Catholic Church.
      Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Clara B. Seagraves; his mother, Mrs. G. N. Seagraves, both of Nashville, and three brothers, William B. and James J. Seagraves of Nashville, and Charles A. Seagraves, a resident of Oklahoma. [7]
    Buried Calvary Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    Person ID I2992  Seagraves Database
    Last Modified 25 Feb 2020 

    Father James Maxwell Seagraves,   b. 2 Jul 1864, Lebanon, Wilson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 1938, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Maria Elizabeth Luke,   b. 24 Mar 1874, Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1960, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married Abt 1897  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Family ID F2639  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rose Clare Bloomer,   b. 5 Feb 1901,   d. 26 Nov 1977  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 17 Sep 1925  Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • Seagraves-Bloomer Marriage Announced
      A marriage of interest is that of Miss Rose Clare Bloomer and Mr. Lawrence M. Seagraves, which was solemnized with nuptial high mass this morning at 5 o'clock in the chapel of St. Thomas Hospital. Rev. Father A. B. Parker, chaplain of the hospital, was the officiant.
      Preceding the ceremony an artistic musical program was rendered by Mrs. Baxter Moore, who sang "O Promise Me' and Miss Bertha Ultch who sang Schubert's "Ave Maria." Mr. Robert Strobel was the accompanist and played for the entrance of the bridal party.
      The bride, who is a graduate of St. Thomas school for nursing, was charming in her traveling costume of brown satin with accessories to harmonize. Her bridal bouquet was tea roses and lilies of the valley. The bride's attendant was her sister, Miss Lillian Bloomer, who wore a beautiful pencil-blue satin dress. Her corsage bouquet was of pink roses.
      The best man was the groom's brother, Charles Anderson Seagraves. Mr. Sagraves, who is the son of Mr. & Mrs. James M. Seagraves of this city, is connected with the firm of Martin & Rollow.
      The ceremony was followed by a breakfast of beautiful appointments. The bride and groom after a short wedding trip will be at home in the Fort Bela apartments. [9]
    Last Modified 24 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F2641  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 15 Jan 1901 - Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 17 Sep 1925 - Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1930 census - recorded as Lawrence Seagraves, 29, TN, residing at 1909 West End Ave., Nashville, TN, embalmer at funeral home, 24 at 1st marriage; Clare, wife, 29, MO, 24 at 1st marriage. - 1930 - Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lawrence M. Seagraves listed as an embalmer, residing with spouse, Clara B., in Apt 9, 913 20th Ave., S., Nashville, TN in the 1931 Nashville City Directory. - 1931 - Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1940 census - recorded as Lawrence Seagraves [indexed as Scagrans], 39, TN, resdiding at 112 Cherokee Rd., Nashville, TN, attendant at funeral home, married; Clare, wife, 39, MO. - 1940 - Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDraft Registration - Lawrence Mathew Seagraves, born 15 Jan 1901 in Nashville, TN, registered for the WW II draft. Described as 6 ft. 1 inch tall, 185 pounds with a ruddy complexion, brown eyes and brown hair. Residence: 112 Cherokee Rd., Nashville, TN with kin: Mrs. L. M. Seagraves. Employed by W. M. Martin Funeral Home at 2020 West End Ave., Nashville, TN. - 16 Feb 1942 - Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmployment - Funeral Director - 27 Mar 1942 - Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Mar 1942 - Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Calvary Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1233] Personal History of James John Seagraves.

    2. [S1196] U.S. WW II Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947, (Ancestry.com).

    3. [S1] FindAGrave.com (FAG).

    4. [S57] Tennessee Deaths and Burials Index, 1874-1955, (Ancestry.com).

    5. [S89] Tennessee Death Certificate .

    6. [S92] U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995, (Ancestry.com).

    7. [S398] Obituary for Lawrence Seagraves in the Nashville Banner of 28 Mar 1942.

    8. [S545] 1900 census for Davidson County, Nashville,Tennessee .

    9. [S424] Annoucement in the Nashville (TN) Banner of 17 Sep 1925, page 4.