Leroy L. Gragg Sr.

(1900 - 1969)

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Leroy L. Gragg
1900 - 1969
Born
December 31, 1900
McAlester, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma USA
Death
September 1, 1969
Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri USA
Summary
Leroy L. Gragg Sr., father to 1 child, was born on December 31, 1900 in McAlester, Oklahoma USA. He was born to Emanuel H. "Manuel" Gragg and Laura McAninch. He married Grace F Hulvey, and they gave birth to Manuel J. Gragg. Leroy died on September 1, 1969 in Kansas City, Missouri USA at 68 years old.
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Leroy Gragg Sr. was born in what is now McAlester, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, USA. But back then it was known as the Indian Territory, Choctaw Nation. This was before Oklahoma bacame a state on November 16, 1907.(Note: just outside McCalester Town... See the 1900 Census photo posted).. His father, Emanual (Manual) H. Gragg, his Grandfather, William H. Gragg, and his Granduncle Samuel Gragg, and their families, moved to the Okalahoma Territory from Henry County, Missouri, sometime before the 1900 census was taken, and all had farms near each other.

According to the 1930 USFederal Census, Leroy was a Coal Miner (unlike his fathers before him, who were all farmers).

Leroy's father Emanual Gragg

Leroy's mother Laura McAninch

1900 Census for: Indian Territory, Choctaw Nation... Township #6, just outside McCalester Town, 11 June 1900:
Line 96 - William H. Gragg Line 89 - Williams Brother Samuel Gragg Line 75 - Manuel (or Emanuel) Gragg, son of William H. Gragg. •Living with William is his wife of the time, Ethel, and daughter Mary.
•Living with Manuel, was wife Laura (McAninch), Daughter Sylvia, and in-laws Joseph and Hanna McAninch, and a servant named "Frank Huston".

1910 ~ US Federal Census (April 23) for: Diamond Township, Haskell County, Oklahoma
Name: LeRoy Gragg Age in 1910: 9 Birth Year: abt 1901 Birthplace: Oklahoma Home in 1910: Chant Ward 1, Haskell, Oklahoma Race: White Gender: Male Relation to Head of House: Son Marital Status: Single Father's Name: Manual Gragg Father's Birthplace: Missouri Mother's name: Laura Gragg Mother's Birthplace: Kansas Manual Gragg 36 Laura Gragg 29 Sylvia Gragg 12 LeRoy Gragg 9 Manuel Gragg 6 Daymon Gragg 4 Lucy Gragg 2mos

1930 ~ United States Federal Census (3 May) for: District 20, Dow Township, Pittsburg, Oklahoma, USA
Name: Leroy Gragg Gender: Male Birth Year: abt 1901 Birthplace: Oklahoma Race: White Home in 1930: Dow, Pittsburg, Oklahoma Marital Status: Married Relation to Head of House: Head Spouse's Name: Grace Gragg Father's Birthplace: Oklahoma Mother's Birthplace: Oklahoma Leroy Gragg 29 Grace Gragg 25 Geraldine Gragg 5 Virginia Gragg 4 Leroy Gragg 3 (Manuel) June Gragg 1y 9m

1940 ~ United States Federal Census (15 April) for: Machire Township, Haskell County, Oklahoma USA
Name: Leroy L Gragg Age: 39 Estimated birth year: abt 1901 Gender: Male Race: White Birthplace: Oklahoma Marital Status: Married Relation to Head of House: Head Home in 1940: Machire, Haskell, Oklahoma Map of Home in 1940: View map Farm: Yes Inferred Residence in 1935: Machire, Haskell, Oklahoma Residence in 1935: Same Place Resident on farm in 1935: No Sheet Number: 7B Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 138 House Owned or Rented: Rented Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 3 Attended School or College: No Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 5th grade Income: 0 Income Other Sources: Yes Leroy L Gragg 39 Grace F Gragg 35 Geraldine E Gragg 15 Virginia L Gragg 14 Leroy Gragg 13 Manuel June Gragg 11 Rudolph H Gragg 7 Billy Jack Gragg

Burial:
Miners Cemetery McCurtain Haskell County Oklahoma, USA
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Leroy Gragg was born on in McAlester, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma USA
Leroy Gragg died on in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri USA
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Leroy L. Gragg Sr., father to 1 child, died on September 1, 1969 in Kansas City, Missouri USA at 68 years old. He was buried in Miners Cemetery, McCurtain, Oklahoma USA. He was born on December 31, 1900 in McAlester, Oklahoma USA. He was born to Emanuel H. "Manuel" Gragg and Laura McAninch. Leroy married Grace F Hulvey, and they gave birth to Manuel J. Gragg.

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In 1900, in the year that Leroy L. Gragg Sr. was born, the U.S. helped put down Boxer Rebellion. The Boxer Rebellion took place in China, where the presence of "outsiders" (foreigners) was resented. The United States, along with Austria-Hungary, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, and Russia, had business interests in China and these countries all sent troops to put down the Rebellion and keep China open to their presence and to Christian missionaries.

In 1911, when he was only 11 years old, the Triangle Shirtwaist fire occurred, one of the deadliest industrial disasters in U.S. history. 146 workers (123 women and 23 men, many of them recent Jewish and Italian immigrants) died from the fire or by jumping to escape the fire and smoke. The garment factory was on the 8th, 9th, and 10th floors of a building in Greenwich Village in Manhattan. Doors to stairwells and exits had been locked in order to prevent workers from taking unauthorized breaks and to prevent theft, so they couldn't escape by normal means when the fire broke out. Due to the disaster, legislation was passed to protect sweatshop workers.

In 1926, by the time he was 26 years old, on October 31st, Harry Houdini died in Michigan. Houdini was the most famed magician of his time and perhaps of all time, especially for his acts involving escapes - from handcuffs, straitjackets, chains, ropes slung from skyscrapers, and more. He was president of the Society of American Magicians and stringently upheld professional ethics. He died of complications from a ruptured appendix. Although he had received a blow to the area a couple of days previously, the connection between the blow and his appendicitis is disputed.

In 1941, at the age of 41 years old, Leroy was alive when on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

In 1969, in the year of Leroy L. Gragg Sr.'s passing, in August, a previously planned small concert turned into a (free) more than 400,000 strong gathering of attendees and bands at Max Yasgur's farm in upstate New York - now called Woodstock. Just some of the 32 acts: Richie Havens, Joe Cocker, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Joan Baez, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Jefferson Airplane, Country Joe, Santana, The Band, and Sly and the Family Stone.

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