The Seagraves Family

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Bell Ervin Seagraves

Male 1887 - 1958  (70 years)


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  • Name Bell Ervin Seagraves 
    • The Seagraves surname presented for this person is based on the dominant spelling found in the various records researched, but primarily on the name carved on the person's gravestone. HOWEVER, for the common variations of the Seagraves family name of which there are over 20, such as Cegrave(s) Segrave(s), Seagreave(s), Seegrave(s), Segrove(s), Seagrove(s), etc. all of which have been given the Seagraves spelling for clarity and ease of analysis.
      Certain variations are used so consistently within a family that they have been retained in this analysis, specifically, SAGRAVES (which also includes Sagrove(s)) and SEAGRAVE. Sagraves was adopted by the early settlers of eastern Kentucky about 1800. Seagrave was the version brought to Massachusetts by the John & Sarah Seagrave family who settled there about 1725.
      The Seagraves version is the most common found (about 39%) of all those found on the 1940 census.
      A discussion of the name spelling variations can be found on the Home Page of this website.
    Born 25 Nov 1887  Roanoke, Denton County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    1900 census 1900  Denton County, Precinct #4, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Bill E. Segraves, 12, born in November 1887 in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee, at school, son of Byram H. and Lucinda Segraves. 
    1910 census 1910  Denton County, Precinct #4, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Bill E. Segraves, 22, born in Texas, both parents born in Tennessee, single, farm laborer, son of Byram H. and Lucinda M. Segraves. 
    Legal actions 24 Aug 1910  Roanoke, Denton County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Bell was arrested for the robbery of the Roanoke Post Office by Sheriff Orr of Denton Co. on the train to Fort Worth with his new bride. ?Seagraves was sent to the penitentiary on a conviction for burglary on April 15, 1907, for a two year?s term.? 
    Marriage #1 24 Aug 1910  Denton County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Bell married Ada I. King. 
    Child born About 1913  Denton County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    first known child born: Velma B. Seagraves. 
    Draft Registration 7 Jun 1917  Denton County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Bell registered for the World War I draft in Denton, Texas as Bell Ervin Segraves, 29, of Roanoke, Texas, natural born November 25, 1887 in Roanoke. He was a self-employed farmer, married with a child and described as medium height, medium build, with blue eyes and light hair and no marks or scars. 
    1920 census 1920  Fort Worth, Ward #11, Tarrant County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as B. C. Seagraves, 32, born in Texas, both parents born in Tennessee, married, laborer; Ada, wife, 26, born in Texas, father born in Alabama, mother born in Texas, married; Myrtle, sister, 25, born in Texas, father born in Alabama, mother born in Texas, widow; Velma, daughter, 7, born in Texas, both parents born in Texas. 
    1930 census 1930  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Bell E. Seagraves, 41, born in Texas, both parents born in Tennessee, married, 22 at 1st marriage, painter with interior decorator; Ada I., wife, 36, born in Texas, both parents born in Alabama, 17 at 1st marriage; Velma B., daughter, 17, born in Texas, both parents born in Texas, single. 
    Residence 1936  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Bell E. Seagraves is listed as a painter, living at 517 NE 5th in Oklahoma City with wife, Ada. 
    1940 census 1940  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as B E Seagraves, 52, born in Texas, resided in same house in 1935, house painter contractor; Ada Seagraves, wife, 46, , born in Texas, resided in same house in 1935. 
    Residence 1949  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Bell E. Seagraves is listed as a painter living at 2206 N Brauer Av. In Oklahoma City with wife, Ada I. 
    Death notices 1 Oct 1958  Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Bell died at age 71 in Oklahoma. 
    Died 1 Oct 1958  Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Buried Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I987  Seagraves Database
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2016 

    Father Byram Henry Seagraves,   b. 6 Apr 1848, Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1933, Roanoke, Denton County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Lucinda M. Waldron,   b. 26 May 1858 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 30 Apr 1879  Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F313  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ada I. King,   b. 28 Nov 1893, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 24 Aug 1910  Denton County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Velma B. Seagraves,   b. Abt 1913, Denton County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 12 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F349  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 25 Nov 1887 - Roanoke, Denton County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1900 census - recorded as Bill E. Segraves, 12, born in November 1887 in Tennessee, both parents born in Tennessee, at school, son of Byram H. and Lucinda Segraves. - 1900 - Denton County, Precinct #4, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1910 census - recorded as Bill E. Segraves, 22, born in Texas, both parents born in Tennessee, single, farm laborer, son of Byram H. and Lucinda M. Segraves. - 1910 - Denton County, Precinct #4, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLegal actions - Bell was arrested for the robbery of the Roanoke Post Office by Sheriff Orr of Denton Co. on the train to Fort Worth with his new bride. ?Seagraves was sent to the penitentiary on a conviction for burglary on April 15, 1907, for a two year?s term.? - 24 Aug 1910 - Roanoke, Denton County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage #1 - Bell married Ada I. King. - 24 Aug 1910 - Denton County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Aug 1910 - Denton County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild born - first known child born: Velma B. Seagraves. - About 1913 - Denton County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDraft Registration - Bell registered for the World War I draft in Denton, Texas as Bell Ervin Segraves, 29, of Roanoke, Texas, natural born November 25, 1887 in Roanoke. He was a self-employed farmer, married with a child and described as medium height, medium build, with blue eyes and light hair and no marks or scars. - 7 Jun 1917 - Denton County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1920 census - recorded as B. C. Seagraves, 32, born in Texas, both parents born in Tennessee, married, laborer; Ada, wife, 26, born in Texas, father born in Alabama, mother born in Texas, married; Myrtle, sister, 25, born in Texas, father born in Alabama, mother born in Texas, widow; Velma, daughter, 7, born in Texas, both parents born in Texas. - 1920 - Fort Worth, Ward #11, Tarrant County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1930 census - recorded as Bell E. Seagraves, 41, born in Texas, both parents born in Tennessee, married, 22 at 1st marriage, painter with interior decorator; Ada I., wife, 36, born in Texas, both parents born in Alabama, 17 at 1st marriage; Velma B., daughter, 17, born in Texas, both parents born in Texas, single. - 1930 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Bell E. Seagraves is listed as a painter, living at 517 NE 5th in Oklahoma City with wife, Ada. - 1936 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1940 census - recorded as B E Seagraves, 52, born in Texas, resided in same house in 1935, house painter contractor; Ada Seagraves, wife, 46, , born in Texas, resided in same house in 1935. - 1940 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Bell E. Seagraves is listed as a painter living at 2206 N Brauer Av. In Oklahoma City with wife, Ada I. - 1949 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath notices - Bell died at age 71 in Oklahoma. - 1 Oct 1958 - Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Oct 1958 - Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S304] Personal History of Milton Paul Seagraves.

    2. [S319] Article in the Denton, Texas Record and Chronicle dated 25 August 1910.

    3. [S283] U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 , (Ancestry.com ).

    4. [S320] Polk's Oklahoma City Directory for 1936.

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