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Martha Alice Smith

Martha Alice Smith

Female 1861 - 1939  (77 years)

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  • Name Martha Alice Smith 
    Born 7 Aug 1861  Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date/location of birth are from Texas Death Index/Certificate; further confirmed by headstone
    Gender Female 
    Census 1880  Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family 219: Indexed as Mary A. Windam, age 18 born abt 1862 in "E TN." Living in Precinct 5; white, female, housekeeping; wife of Cal Windham, age 31, farmer; her father was born in "E TN" as was her mother; the couple has an unnamed male infant who is 1 month old = born in May; also in the home is John Blake, 18 years old, a newphew who was born in Tennessee and whose occupation is "cowboy."  
    Census 1900  Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Indexed as Alice Windam, age 35 born Aug 1861 in Tennessee; Living in Justice Precinct 4; white female, wife, married to Calvin Windham; married in 1879 - married 21 years; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Tennessee; has given birth to 4 children - all 4 are living; Living with husband Calvin, age 51 and children: Ray, 16; Maud, 12; and Ed, 10 
    Census 1910  Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family 204: Indexed as Alice Windham, age 48 born abt 1862 in Tennessee; living in Justice Precinct 4; white, female, head of house; widow; father and mother born Tennessee; She has given birth to 5 children and 3 are living; she is indexed as "farmer"; living with son Ed, age 19, farmer; daughter Ethel, age 17; and granddaughter Juanita, infant 
    Census 1920  Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family 146: Indexed as Alice Grantham, age 55 born abt 1865 in Tennessee; living in Justice Precinct 4; white, female, wife, married; mother/father born born Tennessee; she is able to read/write; she is indexed as "farm laborer"; living with husband Hillard Grantham (who is misindexed as "Helia"), age 65; farmer; also in the home is granddaughter Annie M. Grantham, age 13; Hillard owns his own home free and clear of mortgage;  
    Died 30 May 1939  Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Date/location is from Texas Death Index/Certificate; She is misindexed as "Alace" Grantham; died 30 May 1939 in Callahan County, Texas (Precinct 4) - had been a resident for 11 years; female; widow of H. C. Grantham; born 7 Aug 1862 in Athens, Tennessee; her father was Jimie Smith; was 77 years, 9 months and 23 days old at the time of her death; she was a housewife; Ray Windham of Route 2 in Abilene, Texas was the informant; she had been under doctor's care since 4/30/1939 when she died of pellagra and senility; Certificate No. 70418; Film No. 2118413; Digital Folder No. 05144958; Image No. 01348

      Date of death is further confirmed by headstone and obituary
    • OBITUARY Published 1 Jun 1939 in Abilene Reporter News:
      Early Resident of Callahan Dies
      Mrs. Alice Grantham, 77, who had lived in Callahan County nearly 60 years, will be buried today in the Tecumseh Cemetery. She died Tuesday at her home in the Dudley community. Mrs. Grantham, a member of the Baptist Church since childhood, was a widow of H. C. Grantham. He died last January. Funeral services will be conducted at 3 o'clock Thursday afternoon at the grave by Rev. Dick Bright, pastor of the Baptist Church at Potosi. Burial will be directed by the Bennett Funeral Home of Ovalo. Mrs. Grantham settled in the Tecumseh community as the bride of Calvin Windham, whom she married when she was 18 years old. They were the parents of five children, three of whom survive, Roy Windham of Dudley, Ed Windham of Westboard, Calif., and Mrs. Edna Early of Red Bluff, Calif. Other survivors are 10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Mr. Windham died in 1901 at Tecumseh, and his widow married Mr. Grantham in 1917. Her home had been in the Dudley community since that time.
    Mary Alice Smith Windham Grantham
    Mary Alice Smith Windham Grantham
    Death Certificate
    Martha Alice Smith Windam Grantahm
    Martha Alice Smith Windam Grantahm
    Obituary
    Martha Alice Smith Windham Grantham
    Martha Alice Smith Windham Grantham
    Death/Funeral Announcement - Published Abilene Reporter News on 1 June 1939
    Buried Aft 30 May 1939  Clyde, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Tecumseh Cemetery
    Martha Alice Smith Windham Grantham
    Martha Alice Smith Windham Grantham
    Headstone
    Notes 
    • Per death certificate - she is the daughter of "Jimie" Smith
    Person ID P331  Curbow Montoya Family | Atwood Family Branch, Curbow Family Branch, Grantham Family Branch
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2012 

    Family 1 Hillard Cisero Grantham,   b. 17 Sep 1854, Union County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1939, Tecumseh, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married 1917 
    • Date is from obituary of Martha Alice Smith Windham Grantham
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2012 07:45:15 
    Family ID F47  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Calvin Windham,   b. 11 Jan 1849, Nacogdoches, Nacogdoches County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1901, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 1879 
    • Date is from Alice's obituary; confirmed by 1900 census record
    Notes 
    • In addition to Maude E. Windham (who married into the Grantham family), Martha Alice Smith and Calvin Windham had the following known children:
      Isaac W. Windham (1880-1880)
      Roy Calvin Windham (1884-1942)
      Ed Windham (1890-1955)
    Children 
    +1. Maude E. Windham,   b. 12 Nov 1887, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1909, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
    Last Modified 8 Sep 2012 18:10:43 
    Family ID F4152  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 7 Aug 1861 - Athens, McMinn County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Family 219: Indexed as Mary A. Windam, age 18 born abt 1862 in "E TN." Living in Precinct 5; white, female, housekeeping; wife of Cal Windham, age 31, farmer; her father was born in "E TN" as was her mother; the couple has an unnamed male infant who is 1 month old = born in May; also in the home is John Blake, 18 years old, a newphew who was born in Tennessee and whose occupation is "cowboy." - 1880 - Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed as Alice Windam, age 35 born Aug 1861 in Tennessee; Living in Justice Precinct 4; white female, wife, married to Calvin Windham; married in 1879 - married 21 years; father born in Tennessee; mother born in Tennessee; has given birth to 4 children - all 4 are living; Living with husband Calvin, age 51 and children: Ray, 16; Maud, 12; and Ed, 10 - 1900 - Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Family 204: Indexed as Alice Windham, age 48 born abt 1862 in Tennessee; living in Justice Precinct 4; white, female, head of house; widow; father and mother born Tennessee; She has given birth to 5 children and 3 are living; she is indexed as "farmer"; living with son Ed, age 19, farmer; daughter Ethel, age 17; and granddaughter Juanita, infant - 1910 - Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Family 146: Indexed as Alice Grantham, age 55 born abt 1865 in Tennessee; living in Justice Precinct 4; white, female, wife, married; mother/father born born Tennessee; she is able to read/write; she is indexed as "farm laborer"; living with husband Hillard Grantham (who is misindexed as "Helia"), age 65; farmer; also in the home is granddaughter Annie M. Grantham, age 13; Hillard owns his own home free and clear of mortgage; - 1920 - Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 30 May 1939 - Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Aft 30 May 1939 - Clyde, Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S2624675888] 1880, (1880 U.S. Census Index ), Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Precinct 5, Callahan, Texas; Roll: 1294; Family History Film: 1255294; Page: 341B; Enumeration District: 176.

    2. [S2625380337] 1900 United States Federal Census, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, ), Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Justice Precinct 4, Callahan, Texas; Roll: 1617; Page: 19A; Enumeration District: 16; FHL microfilm: 1241617.

    3. [S2624649626] 1910 United States Federal Census, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910. ), Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 4, Callahan, Texas; Roll: T624_1534; Page: 12A; Enumeration District: 0011; Image: 991; FHL microfilm: 1375547.

    4. [S2624660385] 1920 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1920.), Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Justice Precinct 4, Callahan, Texas; Roll: T625_1783; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 35; Image: 738.

    5. [S2624639133] Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - Texas Department of Health. Texas Death Indexes, 1903-2000. Austin, TX, USA: Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit.Original data: Texas Department of).
      "Alace" Grantham; 30 May 1939; Callahan; Certificate No. 70418