Walter Winn Durham

Male 1855 - 1929  (73 years)


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  • Name Walter Winn Durham  [1, 2, 3
    Born 20 Dec 1855  Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 7 Mar 1929  Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Buried Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    • Oakwood Cemetery, Section 1
    Person ID I7645  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 

    Father George John Durham,   b. 12 May 1820, Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Apr 1869  (Age 48 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Cassandra Lincecum,   b. Between 1832 and 1836, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Apr 1877  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 23 Dec 1852  Washington, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7, 8
    Notes 
    • - The couple might have met through Cassandra's father. Following from Lois Burkhalter's 1965 biography of Gideon Lincecum (1793-1874):

      Cassandra, the third daughter, was married to George J. Durham, an Englishman of Austin, Texas…This marriage pleased Gideon. He and Durham had been drawn together through mutual interest in ornithology and grape culture and were friends before Durham met Cassandra.
    Family ID F2673  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marie Augusta Packenius,   b. 13 Oct 1868, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1947  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1889  Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
     1. George J. Durham, Sr.,   b. 15 Dec 1890, St. Elmo, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1974, New Braunfels, Comal, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)  [natural]
     2. Walter Arthur Durham,   b. 28 Jul 1898, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1929  (Age > 32 years)  [natural]
     3. Marie Cassandra Durham,   b. 27 Feb 1908, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1981, Houston, Harris, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
     4. Mary Lee Durham,   b. 31 Dec 1894, Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1961, El Paso, El Paso, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)  [natural]
     5. Jennie Durham,   b. Abt Jul 1890, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     6. M. Louise Durham,   b. Abt Mar 1893, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     7. Charles West Durham,   b. 27 Mar 1900, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1907  (Age 6 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 22 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F2672  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Dec 1855 - Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Oct 1889 - Travis, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Mar 1929 - Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Austin, Travis, Texas, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • - Weekly Democractic Statesman (Austin, Texas)
      Thursday, 29 August 1878 - pg. 4 [via GenealogyBank]
      GUARDIAN'S SALE.
      The State of Texas to all persons interested in the guardianship of SIDNEY and MARY L. DURHAM, minors:

      Walter W. Durham, guardian of said minors, has filed his application in the County Court of Travis county praying for a sale of certain real estate belonging to them for their education and maintenance, which will be heard at the next term of said court, to be held at the court house thereof, in Austin, on the Third Monday in September, 1878, when and where all persons interested may appear and make objections thereto...

      - For the 1880 Austin, Travis County, Texas Federal census, it appears Walter and brother Sid were living in the "family home" on Pecan Street. Their sister "Lela" was boarding a few doors down in the Ben J. Smith household. Both Ben and wife Eliza were school teachers. Twelve-year-old Lela's occupation was "at school."

      - From Gideon Lincecum, 1793-1874 by Lois Wood Burkhalter (1965):
      [Pg. 84] "George and Cassandra's son, Walter W. Durham, became a prominent Austin cotton buyer and named one of his sons for his father."

      - Per his 1929 death certificate, the cause of Walter's death was "Chronic Endocarditis, Hypertension & Nephritis."

      - According to Walter's obit in Austin American Statesman, 10 Mar 1929, he was a "pioneer cotton man". Services were held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, with burial in Oakwood Cemetery.

  • Sources 
    1. [S821] Burkhalter, Lois Wood, Gideon Lincecum, 1793 - 1874, Pgs 68 - 78.

    2. [S900] Oakwood Cemetery (Austin, Travis County, Texas), Grave Markers, Image of tombstone by Robert Sage (2013) via FindAGrave memorial #63909460 -- Walter W. Durham.

    3. [S516] Texas Deaths, 1890-1976, Digital image of death certificate for Walter Winn Durham, d. 7 March 1929 at Austin, Travis County.

    4. [S1197] 1900 Census of United States, Texas, Travis, Justice Precint No. 6, Austin City, population Schedule; Online Images, E. D. No. 103, sheet no. 2A, dwelling & family 30, W. W. Durham household, accessed April 2018.
      Includes wife Augusta; daughters Jennie, Louise, and Mary E.; and sons George, Walter A., and Charles

    5. [S1198] 1880 Census of United States, Texas, Travis, Austin, population Schedule; Online Images, E. D. No. 130, page no. 15, dwelling 134, family 147, Walter Durham household, accessed April 2018.
      Includes brother Sid J.

    6. [S139] Austin American Statesman; 10 Mar 1929.

    7. [S821] Burkhalter, Lois Wood, Gideon Lincecum, 1793 - 1874.

    8. [S1194] Texas State Gazette, Austin, Texas (online archive), "Married," issued 8 January 1853, accessed 5 April 2018, names of interest: George J. Durham, Esq. and Miss Cassandria Lincecum.

    9. [S680] Texas County Marriage Index, 1837-1977, Entry for W. W. Durham, m. Auguste Packenius 12 October 1889 at Travis County.