Henry West Grantham

MaleJune 1869–

Brief Life History of Henry West

When Henry West Grantham was born in June 1869, in Jackson, Mississippi, United States, his father, West Sheffield Grantham, was 54 and his mother, Sarah Jane Byrd, was 41. He married Mary Shortes on 7 April 1901, in Wise, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Blackburn Township, Jefferson, Oklahoma, United States in 1920 and Justice Precinct 1, San Saba, Texas, United States in 1930. He died in Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry West Grantham
Mary Shortes
Marriage: 7 April 1901
Emmett Varner Grantham
Monnie Lee Grantham
Albert Donald Grantham
Odie Floyd Grantham
Cleo Grantham
Glen Darwin Grantham
Esther Grantham

Sources (15)

  • Henry Grantham, "United States Census, 1900"
  • H.W. Grantham, "Texas, County Marriage Records, 1837-1965"
  • Henry Grantham in entry for Glen Grantham, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 April 1901Wise, Texas, United States
  • Children (7)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (16)

    +11 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1870 · Texas Is Restored to the Union

    Age 1

    Congress restored Texas to the Union on March 30, 1870, despite not yet meeting all of the requirements established for re-admittance.

    1877 · Mississippi State Board of Health is Created

    Age 8

    In 1877, the Mississippi State Board of Health was established to protect and advance health throughout the state. There are several different categories that fall under their watch such as disease, environment, injury, standard care, shots, keep records, and more.

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 31

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire): habitational name from Grantham in Lincolnshire, of uncertain origin. The final element is Old English hām ‘homestead’; the first may be Old English grand ‘gravel’ or perhaps a personal name Granta, which probably originated as a byname meaning ‘snarler’. See also Graham .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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