Walter Bryan Crenshaw

18 September 1896–10 March 1979 (Age 82)
Kerrville, Kerr, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Walter Bryan

When Walter Bryan Crenshaw was born on 18 September 1896, in Kerrville, Kerr, Texas, United States, his father, Jay Hughford Crenshaw, was 21 and his mother, Meta Emelia Ochse, was 20. He married Atha Emma Lightle in May 1919, in Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Bend, Deschutes, Oregon, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 57 Phoenix West, Jackson, Oregon, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 10 March 1979, in Jacksonville, Jackson, Oregon, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Siskiyou Memorial Park, Medford, Jackson, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Bryan Crenshaw
Atha Emma Lightle
Marriage: May 1919
Marvin Lightle Crenshaw
Jackson Lee Crenshaw
Walter Junior Crenshaw

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    May 1919Oregon, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1897 · Seattle Grows Quickly
    Age 1
    The Klondike gold rush started in 1896 in Canada, but by 1897 as miners started moving and following the gold it caused for Seattle to rapidly grow as more miners joined the search for gold.
    1898 · Oregon Historical Society
    Age 2
    The Oregon Historical Society was founded on December 17, 1898, for the “collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of a historical character, especially that relating to the history of Oregon and of the United States.” 
    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War
    Age 22
    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire): variant of Cranshaw . This form is rare in Britain.

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

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    Sources (19)

    • Walter B Crenshaw, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Walter B Crenshaw in entry for Walter J Crenshaw, "Oregon, Oregon State Archives, Marriage Records, 1906-1968"
    • Walter B. Crenshaw, "Oregon, World War I, County Military Service Records, 1919-1920"

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