The Seagraves Family

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Ernest Ralph Seagrave

Male 1885 - 1965  (80 years)


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  • Name Ernest Ralph Seagrave 
    • The surname presented for this person as with each other in this study is based on the dominant spelling found in the various records researched, but primarily on the name carved on the person's gravestone. EXCEPT for the common variations of the Seagraves family name of which there are over 20, such as Segraves, Seagreaves, Seagroves, etc. For clarity and ease of analysis all those variations have been given the Seagraves name. Certain variations are used so consistently within a family that they have been retained in this analysis, specifically, SAGRAVES and SEAGRAVE. The Seagraves version is the most common found (about 39%) of all on the 1940 census. A discussion of the name spelling variations can be found on the Home Page of this website.
    Born 11 Jun 1885  Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • The birthplace for Ernest is confused in the records.
      The 1900 census in which the original writing is very faint and currently unreadable, it indexed to show he was born in Vermont and that his mother, Eva, was born in Virginia. But, then his father, actually George E. Seagrave is indexed as Isaac Leagram.
      The 1910 census which is much more legible shows his mother born in Vermont and Ernest born in Illinois. Eva, his mother, may have been a new wife since she is shown as having no children in a household with 3. On Ernest's index page, Eva is shown as born in New Hampshire even though the census page clearly states Vermont.
      Ernest's WW I draft registration card does not show a place of birth.
      The 1920 census gives his birthplace as Massachusetts, but the 1930 and 1940 censuses again list his birthplace as Illinois.
      His father, George E. Seagrave was born in Massachusetts and appears to have lived out his life there, so it is unlikely that Ernest was born elsewhere (especially Illinois). Although, if his mother was from Vermont she may have gone there for his birth as suggested by the 1900 census listing.
      Further research will be required to settle this question.
    Gender Male 
    1900 census 1900  Wellesley, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Earnest R, Seagrave [indexed as Leagram], 15, born in May 1885 in VT, W, son of Isaac & E. A. Seagrave. 
    1910 census 1910  Wellesley, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Ernest R. Seagrave, 24, IL, W, bank teller, single, son of George E. & Eva M. Seagrave. 
    Draft Registration 12 Sep 1918  Washington County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Ernest Ralph Seagrave, age, 33, born 11 Jun 1885, of 51 Central, Wellesley, Norfolk Co., MA, registered for the WW I draft under the Washington Co., ME Board, as a white citizen, assistant engineer for the American Ship Construction Co. of Machias, ME. Kin: Geo E. Seagrave. Described as short, medium build, with blue eyes and light brown hair. 
    1920 census 1920  Machias, Washington County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Ernest Seagrave, 31, MA, W, single, manager at shipyard office, boarder with Elizabeth P. Crane, 81. 
    1930 census 1930  Machias, Washington County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Ernest R. Segraves, 44, IL, grocery salesman, father born in MA, mother born in NH, 1st married at 37; Maud, wife, 42, ME, 1st married at 34. 
    1940 census 1940  Machias, Washington County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Ernest R. Seagrave, 54, IL, salesman, married; Maude M., wife, 51, ME. 
    Died 3 Oct 1965  East Machias, Washington County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Court Street Cemetery, Machias, Washington County, Maine, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I5295  Seagraves Database
    Last Modified 2 Apr 2017 

    Father George Edwin Seagrave,   b. 14 Nov 1858, Needham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1943, Wellesley, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Mother Mary Cahart Moulton,   b. 29 Jun 1862, Tuftonborough, Carroll County, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1893, Wellesley, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Married 29 May 1883  [4
    Family ID F1783  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maude E. Roberts,   b. 6 Jun 1888,   d. 31 Jan 1968  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 11 May 1922  Machais, Washington County, Maine Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Maude was the daughter of Lewis T. & Evelyn M. Roberts. [5]
    Last Modified 10 Dec 2016 
    Family ID F1782  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Jun 1885 - Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1900 census - recorded as Earnest R, Seagrave [indexed as Leagram], 15, born in May 1885 in VT, W, son of Isaac & E. A. Seagrave. - 1900 - Wellesley, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1910 census - recorded as Ernest R. Seagrave, 24, IL, W, bank teller, single, son of George E. & Eva M. Seagrave. - 1910 - Wellesley, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDraft Registration - Ernest Ralph Seagrave, age, 33, born 11 Jun 1885, of 51 Central, Wellesley, Norfolk Co., MA, registered for the WW I draft under the Washington Co., ME Board, as a white citizen, assistant engineer for the American Ship Construction Co. of Machias, ME. Kin: Geo E. Seagrave. Described as short, medium build, with blue eyes and light brown hair. - 12 Sep 1918 - Washington County, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1920 census - recorded as Ernest Seagrave, 31, MA, W, single, manager at shipyard office, boarder with Elizabeth P. Crane, 81. - 1920 - Machias, Washington County, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1930 census - recorded as Ernest R. Segraves, 44, IL, grocery salesman, father born in MA, mother born in NH, 1st married at 37; Maud, wife, 42, ME, 1st married at 34. - 1930 - Machias, Washington County, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1940 census - recorded as Ernest R. Seagrave, 54, IL, salesman, married; Maude M., wife, 51, ME. - 1940 - Machias, Washington County, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Oct 1965 - East Machias, Washington County, Maine Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Court Street Cemetery, Machias, Washington County, Maine, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Social Security Death Index, (Ancestry.com).

    2. [S910] Maine Death Index, 1960-1997, (Ancestry.com).

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

    4. [S11] Genealogy of the Seagrave Family with Supplement, Daniel Seagrave, (Tyler & Seagrave, Worcester, MA 1881).

    5. [S911] Maine Marriage Records, 1713-1937, (Ancestry.com).