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Beulah Viola Rogers

Beulah Viola Rogers

Female 1880 - 1976  (96 years)

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  • Name Beulah Viola Rogers  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born 29 Jan 1880  Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date is from death certificate and Social Security Death Index and confirmed by obituary; Location of birth is from obituary.
    Gender Female 
    Census 22 Jun 1880  Hill County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Interestingly, Beulah's parents can be found in Precinct 5 of Hill County, Texas when the 1880 census was enumerated there on 22 day of June 1880. John Rogers, age 23 (a farmer born in Kentucky) is with Beulah's mother Bell, age 19 (born in Texas) and Beulah's brother Frank, age 1 (born in Texas). Beulah is not listed even though she would have been almost 6 months old. A few houses down is grandfather Franklin Rogers, age 46 and wife Martha, age 40.  
    Birth of Daughter 1 Aug 1901  Baird, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Birth of daughter Margaret Belle Grantham "Maggie" 
    Birth of Son 28 Dec 1904  Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Birth of son Alvin Franklin Grantham 
    Birth of Daughter 15 Jul 1906  Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Birth of daughter Avis Pearl Grantham 
    Birth of Daughter 24 Apr 1909  Oplin, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Birth of daughter Annie Lee Grantham 
    Census 27 Apr 1910  Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Living in Justice Precinct 4, Callahan County, Texas: Indexed "Beulah," age 30 born 1880 in Texas, married 10 years, given birth 4 times all 4 children living, can read/write; Living with husband George, 32; children Maggie Bell 8; Alvin 7; Avis 4; and Shartie 1. 
    1910 Census - Callahan County, Texas
    1910 Census - Callahan County, Texas
    Family of George Washington Grantham
    History of Callahan County, Texas
    History of Callahan County, Texas
    Birth of Son 21 Sept 1912  Taylor County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Birth of son George Washington Grantham, Jr. 
    Birth of Daughter 20 May 1915  Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Birth of daughter Nancy Vivian Grantham 
    Birth of Son 19 Mar 1917 
    Birth of son John Calvin Grantham "JC" 
    Death of Parent 20 Oct 1917  Ovalo, Taylor County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Beulah's father John Columbus Rogers dies. She was 37. 
    Birth of Daughter 8 Dec 1919  Oplin, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Birth of daughter Vira Lorene Grantham 
    Census 13 Mar 1920  Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Living in Justice Precinct 4 of Callahan County, Texas: Indexed "Beulah V.," 38 born 1882 in TX; can read and write; Living with husband George, 42; Children Maggie 18; Alvin F. 16; Alvis P. 13; Annie L. 10; G. W. 7; J.C., 2; Vine L. infant 
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Real Estate 7 Nov 1926  Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sale of tract of land: Published "Abilene Morning Reporter-News on 7 Nov. 1926": Public Records: Real Estate Transfers: Mrs. Beulah Grantham and husband to J. A. Cumby tract 5 of the subdivision of the J. C. Rogers farm, being part of the John Gillespie survey No. 895, $3,412.50. 
    Beulah Viola Rogers Grantham
    Beulah Viola Rogers Grantham
    Real Estate Land Transaction; Published Abilene Morning Reporter-News on 7 Nov 1926
    Death of Parent 27 Oct 1927  Ovalo, Taylor County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Beulah's mother Priscilla Isabella Williams dies. Beulah is 47. 
    Census 15 Apr 1930  Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Living in Precinct 2 of Callahan County, Texas: Indexed as "Bula," age 50; Living with husband "George W.," age 54, born 1876 in Texas; farmer; children: Alvis, 24, G. W., 17; J.C., 13; and Vira, age 9.  
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Census 6 Apr 1940  Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Indexed as Beulah Grantham, wife, female, white, age 60, married; 6 years of school; living with usband George Grantham, age 63 and son J. C., age 21 
    1940 Census - Callahan County, Texas
    1940 Census - Callahan County, Texas
    Family of George Washington Grantham
    Death of Spouse 23 Jan 1954  Premont, Jim Wells County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Husband George Washington Grantham died. Beulah was 74. 
    Social Security Data Indexed as Beulah Grantham; 458-86-8069; Last Residence: Premont, Jim Wells, Texas; 29 Jan 1882; Mar 1976; Issued Texas (1965) 
    Died 4 Mar 1976  Lawn, Taylor County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Date/location are from Texas Death Index and Social Security Death Index; Stewart Nursing Home; congestive heart failure
    Beulah Viola Rogers Grantham
    Beulah Viola Rogers Grantham
    Death Certificate
    Beulah Viola Rogers Grantham
    Beulah Viola Rogers Grantham
    Obituary
    Buried 7 Mar 1976  Clyde, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Tecumseh Cemetery; Buried with husband George Washington Grantham; Funeral held at First Baptist Church in Oplin.
    Beulah Viola Rogers Grantham
    Beulah Viola Rogers Grantham
    Headstone
    Notes 
    • As told by her great-granddaughter, Linda Grantham Cheesman - February, 2008: "I grew up in Freer, Texas, right next door to my grandparents Alvin Grantham and Ruby Francis Scott {Grantham}. My Great-grandmother {Beulah Viola Rogers} lived in Premont, Jim Wells County, Texas. She was a character, and she ruled the Grantham family. She would call and everyone jumped. She had long silver hair she wore in a bun. On my graduation day she called. I went to Premont to get her. She then went with us back to Monahan, Texas where my parents were living at the time. I wanted to go to dental school in San Antonio and my parents wanted me to go to school in west Texas. She got in the car and told my dad, Burma Joe we're going to San Antonio to that school Linda wants to go to. Note she is the only one in the family that called my dad Burma Joe, he always went by Joe. Anyway, we went to San Antonio, she inspected the school and the nun's dorm I was going to stay at. She talked to the nun's, rather asked them can you take care of my grandchild? We got in the car and she told my dad, either you send her here where she wants to go or I will. Well, needless to say I went to San Antonio to school. The nun's drove me crazy, they would always say Linda your grandmother told us we had to make sure you were safe. It was worse than living with my parents. The other girls in the dorm could go without 20 questions - but not me. Back in high school I was in choir and won a scholarship in voice to Kingsville College. When she came to see us or whenever I was around I always had to sing for her. She had ask me to sing "Heaven" at her funeral. She was in the nursing home in Lawn, Texas (by Abilene) for about two years. She stated that when she saw her first Great-Great grandson, she would be ready to go to heaven. She died two days after she saw her great-great grandson, she was 98 years old still ruling the family even from the nursing home."

      As told by great-granddaugther Kim Frost-England. (Kim is the granddaughter of Maggie Bell Grantham. Maggie Bell Grantham was the sister to Jim Curbow's grandmother - Vira Lorene Grantham): "I have a super 8m film made into a video of Beulah at Christmas about 1962-1963. She came to visit us when I was five years old and slept in my bed in Reno, Nevada in 1963. The family has passed on several pictures of Beulah and George Washington Grantham throughout their lives. A significant time was their 50th wedding anniversary party where most of their children attended and are behind them in two pictures. The Rogers clan goes back to England around the 1600s - not sure of the exact year. I was told by my mother Florene Ligon-Frost that in her research she learned that two brothers came over and landed on a plantation in Georgia. There is a website in which this lineage is expounded on. Somewhere in the past, I recall being at my grandparents home when Maggie Bell (Mammo) and Lewis Preston Ligon (Mamp) were talking on the phone to Vira...and relaying the family information shared once off the phone. I was very young then and have no recollection of the information, but certainly remember the name, as I'd never heard the name before or since. I LOVED Beulah very much. She made a deeply positive impression on me as a child, and I will be forever thankful to her for that. In the research my mother did - she shared with me a photograph of Beulah's family (her mother and father, and a few siblings - several of which died young - when she was 8-10 years old. I also heard that Beulah's mother had a claim to Comanche lands by some Indian relation - and that Beulah's father was too proud to accept his wife's inheritance of land."
    Person ID P238  Curbow Montoya Family | Atwood Family Branch, Curbow Family Branch, Grantham Family Branch
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2012 

    Father John Columbus Rogers,   b. 2 Dec 1856, Mcreek, Wayne County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1917, Ovalo, Taylor County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Priscilla Isabelle Williams,   b. 10 Sep 1859, Falls County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1927, Ovalo, Taylor County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Family ID F40  Group Sheet

    Family 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) 
    Married 4 Apr 1900  Taylor County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Beulah's obituary states that the couple was married in April of 1900; however, this conflicts with the 1900 census where George Washington Grantham is still indexed as "single" when the census was enumerated in July of 1900.
    George Washington Granthan and Beulah Viola Rogers - Wedding
    George Washington Granthan and Beulah Viola Rogers - Wedding
    (l-r) Ira Grantham; George Grantham; Orlando Grantham; Beulah Grantham; Jake Grantham; Marion Grantham & Hillar Cisero Grantham
    Children 
    +1. Margaret Belle Grantham,   b. 1 Aug 1901, Baird, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1986, Chico, Butte County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +2. Alvin Franklin Grantham,   b. 28 Dec 1904, Taylor County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 April 1979, Del Rio, Val Verde County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     3. Avis Pearl Grantham,   b. 15 July 1906, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1960, Premont, Jim Wells County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
     4. Annie Lee Grantham,   b. 24 Apr 1909, Oplin, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1979, Taylor County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +5. George Washington Grantham, Jr.,   b. 27 Sept 1912, Taylor County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 2000, Fredericksburg, Gillespie County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     6. Nancy Vivian Grantham,   b. 20 May 1914,   d. 22 Apr 1915  (Age 0 years)
    +7. J.C. Grantham
    +8. Vira Lorene Grantham,   b. 8 Dec 1919, Oplin, Callahan County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 2009, Missouri City, Fort Bend County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    Photos
    George Washington Grantham
    George Washington Grantham
    and wife Beulah Viola Rogers on 50th Wedding Anniversary
    Beulah Viola Grantham
    Beulah Viola Grantham
    Celebrating her 50th wedding anniversary with husband George Washington Grantham; Children in the rear from left to right are: George Washington, Short, Vira, Maggie, Avis and Alvin
    George Washington Grantham
    George Washington Grantham
    Home in Oplin, Callahan County, Texas
    Beulah Viola Grantham
    Beulah Viola Grantham
    with husband George Washington Grantham - on Grantham's Farm
    Beulah Viola Rogers
    Beulah Viola Rogers
    with husband George Washington Grantham and family on their 50th wedding anniversary
    Last Modified 22 May 2012 
    Family ID F46  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Jan 1880 - Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Interestingly, Beulah's parents can be found in Precinct 5 of Hill County, Texas when the 1880 census was enumerated there on 22 day of June 1880. John Rogers, age 23 (a farmer born in Kentucky) is with Beulah's mother Bell, age 19 (born in Texas) and Beulah's brother Frank, age 1 (born in Texas). Beulah is not listed even though she would have been almost 6 months old. A few houses down is grandfather Franklin Rogers, age 46 and wife Martha, age 40. - 22 Jun 1880 - Hill County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 Apr 1900 - Taylor County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth of Daughter - Birth of daughter Margaret Belle Grantham "Maggie" - 1 Aug 1901 - Baird, Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth of Son - Birth of son Alvin Franklin Grantham - 28 Dec 1904 - Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth of Daughter - Birth of daughter Avis Pearl Grantham - 15 Jul 1906 - Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth of Daughter - Birth of daughter Annie Lee Grantham - 24 Apr 1909 - Oplin, Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Living in Justice Precinct 4, Callahan County, Texas: Indexed "Beulah," age 30 born 1880 in Texas, married 10 years, given birth 4 times all 4 children living, can read/write; Living with husband George, 32; children Maggie Bell 8; Alvin 7; Avis 4; and Shartie 1. - 27 Apr 1910 - Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth of Son - Birth of son George Washington Grantham, Jr. - 21 Sept 1912 - Taylor County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth of Daughter - Birth of daughter Nancy Vivian Grantham - 20 May 1915 - Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath of Parent - Beulah's father John Columbus Rogers dies. She was 37. - 20 Oct 1917 - Ovalo, Taylor County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth of Daughter - Birth of daughter Vira Lorene Grantham - 8 Dec 1919 - Oplin, Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Living in Justice Precinct 4 of Callahan County, Texas: Indexed "Beulah V.," 38 born 1882 in TX; can read and write; Living with husband George, 42; Children Maggie 18; Alvin F. 16; Alvis P. 13; Annie L. 10; G. W. 7; J.C., 2; Vine L. infant - 13 Mar 1920 - Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReal Estate - Sale of tract of land: Published "Abilene Morning Reporter-News on 7 Nov. 1926": Public Records: Real Estate Transfers: Mrs. Beulah Grantham and husband to J. A. Cumby tract 5 of the subdivision of the J. C. Rogers farm, being part of the John Gillespie survey No. 895, $3,412.50. - 7 Nov 1926 - Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath of Parent - Beulah's mother Priscilla Isabella Williams dies. Beulah is 47. - 27 Oct 1927 - Ovalo, Taylor County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Living in Precinct 2 of Callahan County, Texas: Indexed as "Bula," age 50; Living with husband "George W.," age 54, born 1876 in Texas; farmer; children: Alvis, 24, G. W., 17; J.C., 13; and Vira, age 9. - 15 Apr 1930 - Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Indexed as Beulah Grantham, wife, female, white, age 60, married; 6 years of school; living with usband George Grantham, age 63 and son J. C., age 21 - 6 Apr 1940 - Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath of Spouse - Husband George Washington Grantham died. Beulah was 74. - 23 Jan 1954 - Premont, Jim Wells County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 4 Mar 1976 - Lawn, Taylor County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 7 Mar 1976 - Clyde, Callahan County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Beulah Viola Rogers
From the collection of Robert Rogers
    Beulah Viola Rogers From the collection of Robert Rogers
    Wedding Photo
    Beulah Viola Rogers Grantham
    Beulah Viola Rogers Grantham
    with her husband George Washington Grantham - on their 50th wedding anniversary.
    Beulah Viola Rogers Grantham
    Beulah Viola Rogers Grantham
    with her siblings: Rogers clan; Lila Ruth (2/26/1899), John Calvin (4/20/1893), Beula Viola (1/19/1881), William Herbert (11/19/1895) ,Dixie Lee (11/15/1888), James Ruby (8/23/1901)
    Beulah Viola Rogers Grantham
    Beulah Viola Rogers Grantham
    with oldest daughter Maggie Bell Grantham Ligon
    Beulah Viola Rogers
    Beulah Viola Rogers
    Grantham-Ligon clan; Beulah V., Maggie B., Florene, Etta M., Richard (Dick), Roy, (Kip Isaac-Frost), and Craig Parsons
    Beulah Viola Rogers Grantham
From the collection of Kim Frost England
    Beulah Viola Rogers Grantham From the collection of Kim Frost England
    Tommy, Linda and baby Kathy Grantham, and Great-Grandmother Beulah Rogers Grantham. Children of Burma Joe and Jessie Loe Grantham



    Beulah Viola Rogers Grantham
From the collection of Donald Lee Curbow
    Beulah Viola Rogers Grantham From the collection of Donald Lee Curbow
    Granny Grantham at Bonnie Atwood's wedding shower.
    James Lee Curbow with great grandmother Beulah Viola Rogers Grantham
    James Lee Curbow with great grandmother Beulah Viola Rogers Grantham

    Albums
    Rogers
    Rogers (7)
    Rogers Family Media and Histories

  • Sources 
    1. [S2624649626] 1910 United States Federal Census, (United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910. ), Year: 1910; Census Place: Justice Precinct 4, Callahan, Texas; Roll: T624_1534; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 11; Image: 972..



    2. [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..

    3. [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), Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Precinct 2, Callahan, Texas; Roll: 2304; Page: 5A; Enumeration District: 3; Image: 168.0..

    4. [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; Callahan County; S.D. No. 17; E.D. 30-3B

    5. [S2624639133] Texas Death Index, 1903-2000, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006.Original data - Texas Department of Health. Texas Death Indexes, 1903-2000. Austin, TX, USA: Texas Department of Health, State Vital Statistics Unit.Original data: Texas Department of).
      Beulah Grantham; 4 Mar 1976; Taylor; Female


    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: 458-86-8069; Issue State: Texas; Issue Date: 1965..