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Maurice Frederick GRANVILLE

Male 1888 - 1947  (59 years)


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  • Name Maurice Frederick GRANVILLE 
    Born 13 Mar 1888  Bellville, Austin, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Aug 1947  Tyler, Smith, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • at 7:30 p.m. at his residence, 121 W. Phillips St.
    Buried La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I12598  von Rosenberg Family Tree
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2009 

    Father James Benjamin GRANVILLE,   b. May 1858, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Hulda SCHENK,   b. Jun 1860, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1908  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Married 22 Jul 1880  Austin County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F3780  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dorothea Hulda VON ROSENBERG,   b. 22 Nov 1888, Ellinger, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1972, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 16 Mar 1910  La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Charles James GRANVILLE,   b. 23 Jan 1911, La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1991  (Age 80 years)
    +2. Maurice Frederick GRANVILLE, Jr.,   b. 26 Oct 1915, La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 2018, Camden, Knox, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 102 years)
     3. Chester Wooten GRANVILLE,   b. 2 Oct 1918, La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Sep 1944, presumed lost over the Irish Sea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
    +4. Rosalind Alice GRANVILLE,   b. 30 Sep 1925, La Grange, Fayette, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 2021  (Age 96 years)
    Last Modified 3 Mar 2014 
    Family ID F8855  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Maurice was born and raised in Bellville to a musical family. He learned to play the violin as a child. As part of a large family he had to work in addition to going to school. He enjoyed the outdoors and found enough time to hunt and, to a lesser extent, fish. Regarding a profession, he wanted to become a doctor. However, his older brother was given that opportunity and his family could not afford to send Maurice as well.

      After his mother’s death the family moved to Harper and then Kerrville. He soon met Dora von Rosenberg who had relatives and friends in his hometown of Bellville. The two married and went to live in Kerrivlle where Maurice worked for the Schreiner enterprises. Dora never became happy in the Texas hill country and they soon moved to La Grange. There Maurice first worked as an assistant to his father-in-law and later managed the La Grange Cotton Oil Mill. The prospered under his management. He also became prominent in civic affairs and was an active member of the school district’s Board of Trustees. He was an elder in the Presbyterian Church and in 1919 received the 32nd Masonic Degree at El Mina Temple in Galveston.

      The family moved to Austin in the early 1930s but he and Dora separated in 1935. After his divorce Maurice married Olga Steinbrook neé Ehlers. They moved to Harlingen where he was an insurance firm representative. He later took a traveling position with the State Health Department in Tyler where he died in 1947.