The Seagraves Family

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Rufus Josiah Seagraves

Male 1893 - 1962  (68 years)


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  • Name Rufus Josiah Seagraves 
    • The Findagrave.com entry for Rufus shows his middle name as Joseph. His gravestone just shows an initial "J", but his death certificate lists him as Rufus Josiah Seagroves as does his World War II draft registration card and his Texas Death Index entry. The evidence suggests that his middle name was likely Josiah, not Joseph. His FAG entry has been edited to reflect the Josiah middle name. [1, 2, 3]
    Born 8 Dec 1893  Rusk County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 5, 6, 7
    • The birth certificate for his son, Roy Malcom, shows his birthplace as Rusk County, Texas. [4]
    Gender Male 
    1900 census 1900  Smith County, Precinct #2, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Rufus J. Seagraves, 6, born in Dec 1893 in TX, W, son of M. J. & Eliza Seagraves. 
    1910 census 1910  Smith County, Precinct #2, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Rufus J. Seagroves, 16, TX, W, farm hand, son of Forest J. & Eliza J. Seagroves. 
    Draft Registration 12 Jun 1917  Tyler, Smith County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Rufus Seagroves, age 23, born 8 Dec 1893 in Laneville, Rusk County, Texas, registered for the WW I draft as a white, married farmer with a dependant wife, mother and 3 children. Described as medium height, medium build with blue eyes and light brown hair.  
    1920 census 1920  Cass County, Precinct #7, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Rufus Seagroves, 26, TX, farmer, married; Ida, wife, 22, TX; Gracie, dau, 2, TX; Vergie, dau, 2/12, TX. 
    1930 census 1930  Cass County, Precinct #7, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Rufus J. Seagroves, 36, TX, farmer, 23 ayt 1st marriage; Ida, wife, 33, TX; Gracie, dau, 13, TX; Vergie, dau, 10, TX; Thelma, dau, 8, TX; Roy, son, 5, TX; Ella Mae, dau, 4/12, TX. 
    1940 census 1940  Cass County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Rufus J. Seagroves, 46, TX, farmer, married; Ida G., wife, 43, TX; Grace C., dau, 22, TX, single; Virgie E., dau, 19, TX, single; Roy M., son, 15, TX, single; Ella M., dau, 10, TX; Euna F., dau, 8, TX. 
    Draft Registration 1942  Cass County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Rufus Josiah Seagroves of Atlanta, Cass County, Texas, age 48, born 8 Dec 1893 in Rusk County, Texas registered for the WW II draft. 
    Died 30 Apr 1962  Cass County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 6
    • The Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 and the Texas Death Certificate for Rufus along with his gravestone all concur on his date of death as 30 Apr 1962; however, his Social security Applications and Claims Index entry shows a death date of 2 Sep 1958. That must be a clerical error of some kind, so the dominant date has been used. [1, 2, 7]
    Buried Smyrna Cemetery, Smyrna, Cass County, Texas, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 8
    Person ID I5981  Seagraves Database
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2017 

    Father Mathias Jackson Seagraves,   b. 25 Sep 1859, Cherokee County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1916, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Eliza Jane Jones,   b. 26 Oct 1865, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1948, Atlanta, Cass County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 1882  Rusk County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Family ID F2048  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Ida G. Wilkes,   b. 8 Nov 1897, Ellis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1985, Atlanta, Cass County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Children 
     1. Grace Cornelia Seagraves,   b. 5 Jul 1917,   d. 12 Jan 1978  (Age 60 years)  [Birth]
     2. Vergie E. Seagraves,   b. 6 Nov 1919, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1987, Sarasota County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [Birth]
     3. Thelma Pauline Seagraves,   b. 31 Dec 1921, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1989, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [Birth]
     4. Roy Malcom Seagraves,   b. 8 Sep 1924, Atlanta, Cass County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 2005, Mesquite, Dallas County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [Birth]
     5. Ella Mae Seagraves,   b. 28 Dec 1929, Texarkana, Bowie County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1964, Amarillo, Potter County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)  [Birth]
     6. Eunice Faye Seagraves,   b. 13 Mar 1932,   d. 26 Dec 1986, Cass County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 11 May 2017 
    Family ID F2061  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Dec 1893 - Rusk County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1900 census - recorded as Rufus J. Seagraves, 6, born in Dec 1893 in TX, W, son of M. J. & Eliza Seagraves. - 1900 - Smith County, Precinct #2, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1910 census - recorded as Rufus J. Seagroves, 16, TX, W, farm hand, son of Forest J. & Eliza J. Seagroves. - 1910 - Smith County, Precinct #2, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDraft Registration - Rufus Seagroves, age 23, born 8 Dec 1893 in Laneville, Rusk County, Texas, registered for the WW I draft as a white, married farmer with a dependant wife, mother and 3 children. Described as medium height, medium build with blue eyes and light brown hair. - 12 Jun 1917 - Tyler, Smith County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1920 census - recorded as Rufus Seagroves, 26, TX, farmer, married; Ida, wife, 22, TX; Gracie, dau, 2, TX; Vergie, dau, 2/12, TX. - 1920 - Cass County, Precinct #7, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1930 census - recorded as Rufus J. Seagroves, 36, TX, farmer, 23 ayt 1st marriage; Ida, wife, 33, TX; Gracie, dau, 13, TX; Vergie, dau, 10, TX; Thelma, dau, 8, TX; Roy, son, 5, TX; Ella Mae, dau, 4/12, TX. - 1930 - Cass County, Precinct #7, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1940 census - recorded as Rufus J. Seagroves, 46, TX, farmer, married; Ida G., wife, 43, TX; Grace C., dau, 22, TX, single; Virgie E., dau, 19, TX, single; Roy M., son, 15, TX, single; Ella M., dau, 10, TX; Euna F., dau, 8, TX. - 1940 - Cass County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDraft Registration - Rufus Josiah Seagroves of Atlanta, Cass County, Texas, age 48, born 8 Dec 1893 in Rusk County, Texas registered for the WW II draft. - 1942 - Cass County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 Apr 1962 - Cass County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Smyrna Cemetery, Smyrna, Cass County, Texas, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1] FindAGrave.com (FAG).

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

    3. [S447] U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, (Ancestry.com).

    4. [S496] Texas Birth Certificates, 1903-1932, (Ancestry.com).

    5. [s16] World War I Draft Registration Card, (Ancestry.com).

    6. [S487] Texas Death Certificates, 1903-1982 , (Ancestry.com), Certificate #27880.

    7. [S610] U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, (Ancestry.com).

    8. [S487] Texas Death Certificates, 1903-1982 , (Ancestry.com).

    9. [S964] Texas Select County Marriage Index, 1837-1965, (Ancestry.com).