Effie Orminta Gragg

27 December 1899–11 April 1927 (Age 27)
Boyd, Fannin, Texas, United States

The Life of Effie Orminta

When Effie Orminta Gragg was born on 27 December 1899, in Boyd, Fannin, Texas, United States, her father, Alexander Richardson Gragg, was 52 and her mother, Elizabeth E Horton, was 45. She married James Monroe Simmons on 3 February 1915, in Comanche, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in McPherson Township, Stephens, Oklahoma, United States in 1910 and Strauss Township, Cotton, Oklahoma, United States in 1920. She died on 11 April 1927, in Healdton, Carter, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 27, and was buried in Fairlawn Cemetery, Comanche, Stephens, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Monroe Simmons
Effie Orminta Gragg
Marriage: 3 February 1915
Jessie Faye Simmons
Neva Mae Simmons
James Raymond Simmons
J D Simmons

Spouse and Children

3 February 1915
Comanche, Oklahoma, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Alexander Richardson Gragg





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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 1

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.
1901 · Spindletop Oilfield Discovered

Age 2

"Spindletop, located south of Beaumont, becomes the first major oil well to be discovered in Texas. Other fields were discovered in shortly after, which ultimately led to the highly impactful ""oil boom""."

Age 8

Oklahoma is the 46th state.

Name Meaning

1 English: possibly a variant of Cragg .2 Probably a respelling of German Grag, a nickname for a person with gray hair, from Middle Low German grāge ‘gray’. This name is found predominantly in NC.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Effie Simmons in household of James M Simmons, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Effie A Gragg in household of Alexandria R Gragg, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Effie R Gragg in household of Alexander R Gragg, "United States Census, 1900"

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