Melvin Walter Gravenmier

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Personal and Family Information

Melvin was born on 10 OCT 1882 in Arkansas, the son of Harmon Gravenmier and Susannah Ellis.

He died on 5 DEC 1963 in Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee.

His wife was Edith Ellen Franks, who he married on 9 APR 1909 in Judsonia, White County, Arkansas. Their four known children were Harry B (1910-1957), Mary Anne (1912-1969), Pauline (1914-1990) and Melvin Roy (1916-1997).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


 

Melvin Walter Gravenmier
(1882-1963)

 

Harmon Gravenmier
(1849-1890)

   
 
   
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
   
 
 
     
 
 
   

Susannah Ellis
(c1843-c1919)

   
 
   
 
 
     
 
 
     
 
   
 
 
     
 
 

Events

EventDateDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
Birth10 OCT 1882
Place: Arkansas
Agency: 1930 census
Death5 DEC 1963
Place: Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee
Age: 81
Address: Hospitial in Memphis, Tenn
Agency: obit
Obit - Mary Anne and parents
media

Census7 JUN 1900
Place: Bald Knob Twp, White Cty Ark
Age: 16 born Ark
Address: with twice widowed mother, Heness, Susan dwelling 117 famly 124
Agency: 1900 census Ark
See Note 2
Census9 JAN 1920
Place: Judsonia, Harrison Twp, White County, Arkansas
Age: 37 b Arkansas
Address: ED 170 sheet 7A dwelling 146, family 160
Agency: 1920 Census Arkansas
See Note 3
Census5 APR 1930
Place: Judsonia, Harrison Twp, White County, Arkansas
Age: 47 born Arkansas
Address: with wife, 3 children and niece sheet 8 A, dwelling 173, family 185
Agency: 1930 Census Arkansas
See Note 4
Census16 APR 1940
Place: Augusta, Arkansas
Age: 56 born Ark
Address: dwelling 360 with wife son and niece
Census 1940 Arkansas, Woodruff County, Augusta City
Source: Census 1940 Arkansas, Woodruff County, Augusta City
Authors: US Federal Census
Date: APR 1940

BurialDEC 1963
Place: Judsonia, White County, Arkansas
Age: 81
Address: Evergreen Cemetery, Section J N35° 16.663' W091° 38.464'
Agency: AFB was there for service and burial
Cemetery Record of Woodruff County Arkanasas
Source: Cemetery Record of Woodruff County Arkanasas
Authors: Adelia C Kittrell and Curtis A Houston
Publisher: Reprinted by Woodduff County Historical Society 2006/1992 copywrite 1978

Obit - Mary Anne and parents
media

Grav-Gravnmr
media

Other Event12 SEP 1918
Place: Judsonia, White County, Arkansas
Age: 36
Type: Military Service
Agency: Draft Registration Card
Draft Regs-Gravenmier M.W. WWI
media

Other Event27 APR 1942
Place: Judsonia, Harrison Twp, White County, Arkansas
Age: 59
Type: Military Service
Address: Draft Registration Card U751
Draft Regs-Gravenmier, M. W. WWII
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Notes

Note 1

Pop and Kelip were hit by the tornado in Judsonia, White Cty arkansas in 1952.

Shorty after Kelip died in 1960 , Pop moved to Augusta and lived with daughter Mary Anne Davis for maybe 2 years, his final year(s?) were with daughter Pauline in Memphis.

I spent a lot of time with him in the time he was with Mary Anne and heard a lot of stories about his days as commerical hunter along the Little Red River below Judsonia.

Note 2

Bald Knob dwelling 117, family 124

Heness, Susan, head, white female, born Nov 1849, age 50, widow, mother of 9, 6 living, born Indiana, father and mother born Georgia, day labor.

___ Walter G, son, white male, Oct 1883, age 16, single, born Arkansas, father born Germany, mother born Indiana, Lunch Peddler

___ Andy G, son white male, Aug 1886, age 13, single, born Arkansas, father born Germany, mother born Indiana, Lunch Peddler

___ Bloom G, son white male March 1888, age 12, single, born Arkansas, father born Germany, mother born Indiana, Lunch Peddler

first found on ancestry .com Smith Family Tree

Note 3

ED 170 sheet 7A

dwelling 146, family 160

Grave Meyer, Walter, head, own home free of mortgage, white male, age 37, marrfied, yes read and write, born Arkansas, father born Germany with mother language German, mother born Indiana, Laborer in Box Factory,

___ Ellen E, Wife, female white, age 25, married, yes read and write, born Arkansas, father and mother born Arkansas

___ Harry L, son male white age 9, single, yes school, born Arkansas, father and mother born Arkansas

___ Mary E, daughter female, white, age 7, single, yes school, born Arkansas, father and mother born Arkansas

___ Pauline, daughter female, white age 5, single, yes school, born Arkansas, father and mother born Arkansas

___ Melvin D, son, male white, age 3 single, born Arkansas, father and mother born Arkansas

Note 4

Gravemeyer, Walter, head, owns home, value $800, no radio, no farm, male white, age 47, married, first married at age 26, no school, yes read and write, born Arkansas, father born Germany, mother born Indiania, log scaler in log camp, at work yesterday, no veteran

___ Ellen, wife of head, female, white, age 35, married, first married at age 14, no school, yes read and write, born Arkansas, father born Arkansas, mother born Kentucky, none occupation

___ Mary A, daughter, female, white, age 17, single, yes school, yes read and write, born Arkansas, father and mother born Arkansas, none occupation

___ Pauline M, daughter, female white, age 15, single, yes school, yes read and write, born Arkansas, father and mother born Arkansas, none occupation

___ Melvin C, son, male white, age 13 single, yes school, yes read and write, born Arkansas, father and mother born Arkansas, none occupation

___ Phillips, Dorothy, Niece, female white, age 7, yes school, yes read and write, born Arkansas, father and mother born Arkansas, none occupation

Sources

  1. Census 1940 Arkansas, Woodruff County, Augusta City
    Source: Census 1940 Arkansas, Woodruff County, Augusta City
    Authors: US Federal Census
    Date: APR 1940
  2. Cemetery Record of Woodruff County Arkanasas
    Source: Cemetery Record of Woodruff County Arkanasas
    Authors: Adelia C Kittrell and Curtis A Houston
    Publisher: Reprinted by Woodduff County Historical Society 2006/1992 copywrite 1978