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Vira Lorene Grantham

Vira Lorene Grantham

Female 1919 - 2009  (90 years)

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  • Name Vira Lorene Grantham  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Born 8 Dec 1919  Oplin, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date and location of birth are from Texas Birth Certificate and are further confirmed by obituary:
      Unnamed Infant; female born Oplin, Callahan County on Dec 8, 1919; legitimate; Father: George Grantham of Oplin, white, age 43 born in Texas; farmer; this is his 8th child; Mother: Bula Rogers, a resident of Oplin; white, age 38, born in Texas, housekeeping; this is her 7th child; attending doctor or midwife was A. D. Looney of Oplin [8]
    Vira Grantham - Birth Certificate
    Vira Grantham - Birth Certificate
    Gender Female 
    Census 13 Mar 1920  Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Living in Justice Precinct 4 of Callahan County, Texas: Misindexed as "Vine L. Grantham," 6 months; born abt 1920 in Texas; Living with father George, 42; mother Beulah V., 38 and 6 older siblings; Living nearby is uncle Jess Grantham and Eugene Columbus Atwood (future husband's uncle) 
    Census 15 Apr 1930  Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Living in Precinct 2 of Callahan Count, Texas: Misindexed as "Vira Grondition," age 9 born abt 1921; Living with father George W., 54; mother Bula, 50 and 3 older siblings 
    Residence 1939-1940  Abilene, Taylor County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Worley's Abilene (Taylor County) Texas City Directory - 1939-1940
    Atwood, T. Orval (Vira; 1), Salesman, h317 Sycamore 
    Census 12 Apr 1940  Oplin, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indexed as Vira Atwood, female, white, age 21 (was marked age 22 and then marked out); married; went to high school for 1 year; born Texas; Living with husband Orval Atwood; male; white; age 29; Children: Howard, male, white, 2, single, born in Texas and daughter, Binnis (Bonnie), new born infant, born Texas
    The entire family is living with Vira's father-in-law: Atwood, William R.; Living in Justice Precinct 2 (Oplin), Callahan County, Texas; Family No. 127; this household lives on a farm; owns his own home which is worth $300; head of house; male, white, age 60; widower; highest grade of school completed: 7; has not been in school during last year; was born in Texas; farmer (agriculture); made no income; Lived in the same place 4/1/1935; Also in the home is Vira's brother-in-law: Vernon Atwood; male; white; age 23; single 
    Residence 1996  Houston, Harris County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    U.S. Public Records Index, Volume I; Vira and husband Leonard Setliff also spent many years living in Sugarland, Texas - U.S. Public Records, Index, Volume 2.  
    Died 11 Dec 2009  Missouri City, Fort Bend County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 90 
    • Date and location are known to family and confirmed by obituary
    Vira Lorene Grantham - Obituary
    Vira Lorene Grantham - Obituary
    Vira Lorene Grantham - Obituary and Death Notice
    Buried Rosenberg, Fort Bend County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Davis-Greenlawn a/k/a Greenlawn Memorial Park
    Vira Lorene Grantham Atwood Setliff
    Vira Lorene Grantham Atwood Setliff
    Headstone
    Notes 
    • According to Donald Lee Curbow, Leonard Lee Setliff was a farmer before he met Vira. Vira was a waitress at a cafe, and that's how she met Leonard. Then at some point after they were married, he went to work at Celanese AND farmed.

      Her granddaughter, Leslie Curbow Muller said Vira had a wig store, then the Sample Shop (she bought the salesman's dress samples.
    Person ID P43  Curbow Montoya Family | Atwood Family Branch, Curbow Family Branch, Grantham Family Branch, West Family Branch
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2014 

    Father George Washington Grantham,   b. 7 Aug 1877, Gentry, Benton County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1954, Premont, Jim Wells County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Beulah Viola Rogers,   b. 29 Jan 1880, Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1976, Lawn, Taylor County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years) 
    Family ID F46  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Thomas Orval Atwood,   b. 29 Sept. 1910, Cross Plains, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1952, Victoria, Victoria County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Married 11 Sept 1935  Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 15 
    • Date is from Callahan County Marriage Certificate - Book ML, Volume 7, Page 31; R. S. Bright, Minister
    Thomas Orvil Atwood x Vira Lorene Grantham
    Thomas Orvil Atwood x Vira Lorene Grantham
    Marriage Certificate
    Divorced 24 Nov. 1952  Duval County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age: 32 
    • Cause No. 5761; In the District Court of Duval County, Texas. Final Decree of Divorce was filed 3 Dec 1952 and recorded in Volume 3, Page 49 in the Divorce Minutes of Duval County, Texas.
    Thomas Orvil Atwood x Vira Lorene Grantham
    Thomas Orvil Atwood x Vira Lorene Grantham
    Decree of Divorce
    Thomas Orvil Atwood x Vira Lorene Grantham
    Thomas Orvil Atwood x Vira Lorene Grantham
    Decree of Divorce - Page 1
    Thomas Orvil Atwood x Vira Lorene Grantham
    Thomas Orvil Atwood x Vira Lorene Grantham
    Decree of Divorce - Page 2
    Children 
    +1. Howard Riley Atwood,   b. 16 Nov. 1937, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 2014  (Age 76 years)
    +2. Bonnie Lois Atwood,   b. 5 Mar 1940, Oplin, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1965, Abilene, Taylor County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
    +3. T.R. Atwood
    Photos
    Thomas Orvil Atwood Family
    Thomas Orvil Atwood Family
    Sitting: Alma Zimmerlee Atwood, Ronnie Atwood, Howard Atwood, Vira Atwood, Orvil Atwood & Bonnie Atwood; Standing: William Riley Atwood
    Atwood Kids
    Atwood Kids
    Howard Riley; Bonnie Lois; and Thomas Ronnie
    Thomas Orvil Atwood
    Thomas Orvil Atwood
    with wife Vira Lorene Grantham
    Atwood Kids
    Atwood Kids
    Howard, Bonnie and Ronnie
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2012 09:27:54 
    Family ID F36  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Leonard Lee Setliff,   b. 21 Jan 1921, Meade, Bryan County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sept 2011, Katy, Harris County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married Nov. 1952 
    • Year of marriage is an ESTIMATE based on Vira's obituary which states the couple had been married 58 years.
    Headstones
    Leonard Lee Settliff and Vira Lorene Grantham
    Leonard Lee Settliff and Vira Lorene Grantham
    Headstone
    Last Modified 14 Jun 2011 09:53:29 
    Family ID F152  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Dec 1919 - Oplin, Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Living in Justice Precinct 4 of Callahan County, Texas: Misindexed as "Vine L. Grantham," 6 months; born abt 1920 in Texas; Living with father George, 42; mother Beulah V., 38 and 6 older siblings; Living nearby is uncle Jess Grantham and Eugene Columbus Atwood (future husband's uncle) - 13 Mar 1920 - Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Living in Precinct 2 of Callahan Count, Texas: Misindexed as "Vira Grondition," age 9 born abt 1921; Living with father George W., 54; mother Bula, 50 and 3 older siblings - 15 Apr 1930 - Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Age: 15 - 11 Sept 1935 - Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Worley's Abilene (Taylor County) Texas City Directory - 1939-1940 Atwood, T. Orval (Vira; 1), Salesman, h317 Sycamore - 1939-1940 - Abilene, Taylor County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed as Vira Atwood, female, white, age 21 (was marked age 22 and then marked out); married; went to high school for 1 year; born Texas; Living with husband Orval Atwood; male; white; age 29; Children: Howard, male, white, 2, single, born in Texas and daughter, Binnis (Bonnie), new born infant, born Texas The entire family is living with Vira's father-in-law: Atwood, William R.; Living in Justice Precinct 2 (Oplin), Callahan County, Texas; Family No. 127; this household lives on a farm; owns his own home which is worth $300; head of house; male, white, age 60; widower; highest grade of school completed: 7; has not been in school during last year; was born in Texas; farmer (agriculture); made no income; Lived in the same place 4/1/1935; Also in the home is Vira's brother-in-law: Vernon Atwood; male; white; age 23; single - 12 Apr 1940 - Oplin, Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDivorced - Age: 32 - 24 Nov. 1952 - Duval County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - U.S. Public Records Index, Volume I; Vira and husband Leonard Setliff also spent many years living in Sugarland, Texas - U.S. Public Records, Index, Volume 2. - 1996 - Houston, Harris County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Age: 90 - 11 Dec 2009 - Missouri City, Fort Bend County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Rosenberg, Fort Bend County, Texas Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Documents
    Vira Lorene Grantham Atwood Setliff
    Vira Lorene Grantham Atwood Setliff
    Dress Shop Advertisement

    Photos
    Vira Lorene Grantham
    Vira Lorene Grantham
    Vira Lorene Grantham
    Vira Lorene Grantham Atwood Setliff
    Vira Lorene Grantham Atwood Setliff
    Vira Lorene Grantham Atwood Setliff
    Vira Lorene Grantham Atwood Setliff
    Vira Lorene Grantham Atwood Setliff
    Vira Lorene Grantham Atwood Setliff
    Vira Lorene Grantham Atwood Setliff
    Vira Lorene Grantham Atwood Setliff
    Vira is the oldest girl to the left - Photo taken in 1931 - she would have been 12 years old; The three smaller girls are Maggie Bell Grantham {Ligon} daughters - Leta, Etta and Flo.

    Albums
    Grantham
    Grantham (46)
    Grantham Family Media and Histories

  • Sources 
    1. [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.), Year: 1920; Census Place: Justice Precinct 4, Callahan, Texas; Roll: T625_1783; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 35; Image: 731.
      Name: Vine L Grantham Birth Date: abt 1919 Birth Place: Texas Residence Date: 1920 Residence Place: Justice Precinct 4, Callahan, Texas

    2. [S2626335774] 1930 United States Federal Census, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626), Year: 1930; Census Place: Precinct 2, Callahan, Texas; Roll: 2304; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 3; Image: 168.0.
      Birth date: abt 1921Birth place: Residence date: 1930Residence place: Precinct 2, Callahan, Texas

    3. [S2159750128] U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 1, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.Original data - Merlin Data Publishing Corporation, comp. Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings. Merli).
      Birth date: 8 Dec 1919Birth place: Residence date: 1996Residence place: Houston, TX

    4. [S2162498864] U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.Original data - Merlin Data Publishing Corporation, comp. Voter Registration Lists, Public Record Filings, Historical Residential Records, and Other Household Database Listings. Merli).
      Birth date: 8 Dec 1919Birth place: Residence date: Residence place: Sugar Land, TX

    5. [S4273286779] 1940 United States Federal Census , (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.).
      State of Texas; County of Callahan; S.D. No. 17; E.D. No. 30-3B

    6. [S2624729542] Social Security Death Index, (Social Security Administration. Social Security Death Index, Master File. Social Security Administration.Original data: Social Security Administration. Social Security), Number: 456-42-4973; Issue State: Texas; Issue Date: Before 1951.
      Birth date: 8 Dec 1919Birth place: Death date: 11 Dec 2009Death place: Katy, Harris, Texas

    7. [S4273286784] Web: Texas, Find A Grave Index, 1836-2011.

    8. [S4273286859] Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1932.
      Grantham born 8 Dec 1919; female; in Oplin, Callahan, Texas to George Grantham who was born in Texas and wife Bular Rogers who as born in Texas; mother's residence was Oplin