Walter Thompson Cravens

May 1851–
Shoal Creek Township, Logan, Arkansas, United States

The Life of Walter Thompson

When Walter Thompson Cravens was born in May 1851, in Shoal Creek Township, Logan, Arkansas, United States, his father, Robert Belcher Cravens, was 25 and his mother, Margaret Matilda Grubb, was 22. He married Elizabeth Ann Towry on 6 July 1878, in Logan, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He lived in Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, United States in 1900 and Delaware, Logan, Arkansas, United States in 1910.

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Family Time Line

Walter Thompson Cravens
Elizabeth Ann Towry
Marriage: 6 July 1878
Marsha Cravens
Jeanie D. Cravens
Annie M. Cravens
Lily Craven
Jack Millard Cravens
Maggie Cravens
Lillie Amanda Orby Cravens

Spouse and Children

6 July 1878
Logan, Arkansas, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Age 18

Historical Boundaries - 1869: Yell, Arkansas, United States; 1871: Sarber, Arkansas, United States; 1875: Logan, Arkansas, United States
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 31

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

Variant of English and Irish Craven .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Walter Cravens, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Walter Cravens, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Walter Cravens, "United States Census, 1880"

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