The Seagraves Family

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Walter Lee Seagraves, Sr.

Walter Lee Seagraves, Sr.

Male 1893 - 1947  (53 years)

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  • Name Walter Lee 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.
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 16 Nov 1893  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 Walter L. Segraves, 5, born in November 1894 in Texas, son of James H. and Margaret M. Segraves. 
    1910 census 1910  Denton County, Precinct #4, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Walter L. Segraves, 16, born in Texas, son of James H. and Margaret M. Segraves. 
    Military Service About 1919  [1
    Walter was a Sergeant in the Quartermaster Corps in World War I. 
    1920 census 1920  Oklahoma County, Precinct #5, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Walter Seagraves, 26, born in Texas, both parents born in Texas, hardware salesman; Lola, wife, 24, born in Arkansas, father born in Texas, mother born in Tennessee, telephone operator. 
    Residence 1923  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Walter L. Seagraves is listed as a clerk in a hardware store residing with Lola at 517 N. Phillips Av. in Oklahoma City. 
    Marriage #2 7 Apr 1927 
    Walter married Bertha E. Bray probably in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. 
    Child born 17 May 1928  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    first known child born: Walter Lee Seagraves, Jr.  
    1930 census 1930  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Walter Lee Seagraves, 36, born in Texas, both parents born in Tennessee, age at 1st marriage 33, hardware salesman; Bertha E., wife, 28, born in Oklahoma, father born in Tennessee, mother born in Missouri, age at 1st marriage 25. 
    Child born 2 Sep 1930  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    second known child born and died: Arlie Richard Seagraves. 
    1940 census 1940  Mustang, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Walter Seagraves [indexed as Seagroves], 46, born in Texas, clerk in retail hardware store, completed high school, married; Bertha Seagraves, wife, 38, born in Oklahoma, completed 2nd year of high school. 
    Death notices 22 Oct 1947  Dallas County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Walter Lee, Sr. died at age 54 of cancer of the throat in Dallas County, Texas. 
    Died 22 Oct 1947  Dallas County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Fairlawn Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I994  Seagraves Database
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2017 

    Father James Henry Seagraves,   b. 31 Dec 1866, Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1958, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Margaret Matilda Lee,   b. 22 Dec 1871, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1957, Roanoke, Denton County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 4 Oct 1891  Denton County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F314  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Bertha E. Bray,   b. 31 Dec 1902,   d. 30 Apr 1960, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 7 Apr 1927 
    • Walter & Bertha were probably married in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma.
    Children 
     1. Walter Lee Seagraves, Jr.,   b. 17 May 1928, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Sep 1928, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
     2. Arlie Richard Seagraves,   b. 2 Sep 1930, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Sep 1930, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F338  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Nov 1893 - Denton County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1900 census - recorded as Walter L. Segraves, 5, born in November 1894 in Texas, son of James H. and Margaret M. Segraves. - 1900 - Denton County, Precinct #4, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1910 census - recorded as Walter L. Segraves, 16, born in Texas, son of James H. and Margaret M. Segraves. - 1910 - Denton County, Precinct #4, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1920 census - recorded as Walter Seagraves, 26, born in Texas, both parents born in Texas, hardware salesman; Lola, wife, 24, born in Arkansas, father born in Texas, mother born in Tennessee, telephone operator. - 1920 - Oklahoma County, Precinct #5, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Walter L. Seagraves is listed as a clerk in a hardware store residing with Lola at 517 N. Phillips Av. in Oklahoma City. - 1923 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild born - first known child born: Walter Lee Seagraves, Jr. - 17 May 1928 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1930 census - recorded as Walter Lee Seagraves, 36, born in Texas, both parents born in Tennessee, age at 1st marriage 33, hardware salesman; Bertha E., wife, 28, born in Oklahoma, father born in Tennessee, mother born in Missouri, age at 1st marriage 25. - 1930 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild born - second known child born and died: Arlie Richard Seagraves. - 2 Sep 1930 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1940 census - recorded as Walter Seagraves [indexed as Seagroves], 46, born in Texas, clerk in retail hardware store, completed high school, married; Bertha Seagraves, wife, 38, born in Oklahoma, completed 2nd year of high school. - 1940 - Mustang, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath notices - Walter Lee, Sr. died at age 54 of cancer of the throat in Dallas County, Texas. - 22 Oct 1947 - Dallas County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Oct 1947 - Dallas County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fairlawn Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States Link to Google Earth
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    Walter Lee Seagraves, Sr. 1893-1947
    Walter Lee Seagraves, Sr. 1893-1947

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] FindAGrave.com (FAG).

    2. [S23] Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, (Ancestry.com).