Selmon Sanford Stevens

M, b. 21 January 1883, d. 10 October 1962
     Selmon Sanford Stevens was born on 21 January 1883 in Eufaula, Barbour County, Alabama. He died on 10 October 1962 in Montgomery, Alabama, at age 79.

Child of Selmon Sanford Stevens

Alto Hutchinson1

M, b. June 1887
     Alto Hutchinson was born in June 1887 in Alabama.1 He married Blanche Anna Vance circa 1925.1

Children of Alto Hutchinson and Blanche Anna Vance

Citations

  1. [S1100] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Enterprise, Coffee, Alabama; Supervisor District: 11, Enumeration District: 21, Sheet: 2B, Dwelling: 49; Family Number: 56, Date: 1930.

Vance Hutchinson1

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     Vance Hutchinson is the son of Alto Hutchinson and Blanche Anna Vance.1

Citations

  1. [S1100] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Enterprise, Coffee, Alabama; Supervisor District: 11, Enumeration District: 21, Sheet: 2B, Dwelling: 49; Family Number: 56, Date: 1930.

Mary B. Hutchinson1

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     Mary B. Hutchinson is the daughter of Alto Hutchinson and Blanche Anna Vance.1

Citations

  1. [S1100] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Enterprise, Coffee, Alabama; Supervisor District: 11, Enumeration District: 21, Sheet: 2B, Dwelling: 49; Family Number: 56, Date: 1930.

(?) Brady

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     (?) Brady married Myra Brock, daughter of Oscar Wilson Brock and Etta Arrilla Goff, after 1930.

James Edward Engram1,2,3

M, b. 2 August 1876, d. 23 April 1954
     James Edward Engram was also known as Jim Engram. He was born on 2 August 1876 in Alabama.1,2,3,4 He was the son of John Robert Engram and Missouri Frances Hildreth.1 James Edward Engram married Vera Nevada Russ on 10 November 1894 at Coffee County, Alabama.2,3 James Edward Engram and Vera Nevada Russ lived in 1900 in Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama.2 He was a section foreman forAtlantic Coast Line Railroad. in 1918.3 James Edward Engram and Vera Nevada Russ lived in 1918 in New Brockton, Coffee County, Alabama.3 James Edward Engram and Vera Nevada Russ lived in 1920 in Troy, Pike County, Alabama. He was a railroad track foreman. in 1930. James Edward Engram died on 23 April 1954 in Coffee County, Alabama, at age 77.4 He was buried at New Brockton City Cemetery, New Brockton, Coffee County, Alabama.4

Children of James Edward Engram and Vera Nevada Russ

Citations

  1. [S1107] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Centreville, Coffee, Alabama; Enumeration District: 44, Supervisor District: 4; Page: 58, Dwelling: 524, Family Number: 524, Date: 1880.
  2. [S1117] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Enterprise Precinct 17, Coffee, Alabama; Emuneration District: 54, Supervisor District: 3, Sheet: 8B, Dwelling: 146, Family Number: 146, Date: 1900.
  3. [S1118] Alabama Registration Location: Coffee County, WW I Draft Registration Card: James Edward Engram, Roll 1509370; Draft Board: 0.
  4. [S6078] Sr James Edward Engram Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/106942413
  5. [S6083] Sr Ralph Waldo Engram Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/106360859

Lucille Alberta Curtis

F, b. 8 August 1898, d. 17 September 1984
     Lucille Alberta Curtis was born on 8 August 1898 in Ohio.1 She married John Claude Engram, son of John Robert Engram and Missouri Frances Hildreth, on 30 March 1920 at Lake Worth, Florida. As of 30 March 1920,her married name was Engram. Lucille Alberta Curtis and John Claude Engram lived in 1945 in Palm Beach County, Florida. Lucille Alberta Curtis died on 17 September 1984 in Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, Florida, at age 86.1 She was buried at Pinecrest Cemetery, Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, Florida.1

Children of Lucille Alberta Curtis and John Claude Engram

Citations

  1. [S6098] Lucille C Engram Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/108294874

Robert C. Engram

M, b. 5 January 1921, d. 3 November 2007
     Robert C. Engram was born on 5 January 1921 in Florida.1 He was the son of John Claude Engram and Lucille Alberta Curtis. He served in the US Navy in World War II and the Korean War.1 Robert C. Engram died on 3 November 2007 in Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi, at age 86.1 He was buried at Biloxi National Cemetery, Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi.1

Citations

  1. [S2070] Robert Curtis Engram Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Vera Nevada Russ1

F, b. 24 March 1879, d. 19 October 1967
     Vera Nevada Russ was born on 24 March 1879 in Alabama.1,2 She married James Edward Engram, son of John Robert Engram and Missouri Frances Hildreth, on 10 November 1894 at Coffee County, Alabama.1,3 As of 10 November 1894,her married name was Engram. Vera Nevada Russ and James Edward Engram lived in 1900 in Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama.1 Vera Nevada Russ and James Edward Engram lived in 1918 in New Brockton, Coffee County, Alabama.3 Vera Nevada Russ and James Edward Engram lived in 1920 in Troy, Pike County, Alabama. Vera Nevada Russ died on 19 October 1967 at age 88.2 She was buried at New Brockton City Cemetery, New Brockton, Coffee County, Alabama.2

Children of Vera Nevada Russ and James Edward Engram

Citations

  1. [S1117] United States Federal Census, Washington, District of Columbia, Population Schedule: Enterprise Precinct 17, Coffee, Alabama; Emuneration District: 54, Supervisor District: 3, Sheet: 8B, Dwelling: 146, Family Number: 146, Date: 1900.
  2. [S6082] Vera Russ Engram Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/106942455
  3. [S1118] Alabama Registration Location: Coffee County, WW I Draft Registration Card: James Edward Engram, Roll 1509370; Draft Board: 0.
  4. [S6083] Sr Ralph Waldo Engram Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/106360859

Nadine Engram

F, b. 16 October 1902, d. 25 December 1999
     Nadine Engram was also known as Naome Engle. She was born on 16 October 1902 in Alabama.1 She was the daughter of James Edward Engram and Vera Nevada Russ. Nadine Engram died on 25 December 1999 at age 97.1 She was buried at New Brockton City Cemetery, New Brockton, Coffee County, Alabama.1

Citations

  1. [S6079] Nadine Engram Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/106942394

Willie Merle Engram

F, b. 14 October 1900, d. 23 July 1991
     Willie Merle Engram was also known as Merle Engram. She was born on 14 October 1900 in Alabama.1 She was the daughter of James Edward Engram and Vera Nevada Russ. As of after 1915,her married name was Hayes.2 Willie Merle Engram married Elven Curtis Hayes after 1915.2 Willie Merle Engram died on 23 July 1991 at age 90.1 She was buried at New Brockton City Cemetery, New Brockton, Coffee County, Alabama.1

Citations

  1. [S6080] Merle Engram Hayes Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/106942302
  2. [S6081] Elven Curtis Hayes Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/106942322

James Edward "Chuck" Engram Jr.1

M, b. 26 April 1911, d. 25 June 1932
     James Edward "Chuck" Engram Jr. was born on 26 April 1911 in Alabama.1 He was the son of James Edward Engram and Vera Nevada Russ. James Edward "Chuck" Engram Jr. died on 25 June 1932 at age 21.1 He was buried at New Brockton City Cemetery, New Brockton, Coffee County, Alabama.1

Citations

  1. [S6075] Jr James Edward “Chuck” Engram Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/106942727

Bartlett Jones Engram Sr.1

M, b. 25 December 1909, d. 15 July 2004
     Bartlett Jones Engram Sr. was born on 25 December 1909 in New Brockton, Coffee County, Alabama.1 He was the son of James Edward Engram and Vera Nevada Russ. He attended Birmingham - Southern College, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, in circa 1927. Bartlett Jones Engram Sr. married Mary Elizabeth Henderson on 16 August 1941 at Coffee County, Alabama. He enlisted 30 July 1943 at Fort McClellan, Alabama, in the US Army during World War II (Serial Number: 34813310). Bartlett Jones Engram Sr. died on 15 July 2004 in Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, at age 94
Memorial services for Bartlett Jones Engram Sr., 94 an educator and a long time banker in Enterprise were at 11 a.m. Wednesday, July 21, 2004 at the First Baptist Church in Enterprise with Dr. Frank Wells officiating.

A private graveside service was at Enterprise City Cemetery with Patterson-Sorrells Funeral Home directing.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations. be made to the Enterprise YMCA, PO Box 310700, Enterprise, AL 36331-0700, or to any charitable organization serving the citizens of Coffee County.

Mr. Engram died Thursday, July 15, at his residence at Sunrise Assisted Living of Buckhead in Atlanta. He was born in New Brockton on Dec. 25, 1909, the fifth child of James and Vera Engram He graduated from New Brockton High School in 1926 and attended Birmingham Southern College for three semesters and Troy State Normal School for two terms before teaching mathematics at Mount Pleasant High School. He graduated in 1933 from George Peabody College for Teachers in Nashville. He taught English at New Brockton High School for two years and took summer courses at the University of Alabama.

In 1941, Engram married Elizabeth Henderson of Enterprise. In 1942, they returned to Enterprise where he began working at Enterprise Banking Company until he was called into service with the U. S. Army during World War II. He returned to Enterprise when his service ended and resumed working at Enterprise Banking Company. He worked until his retirement in 1986 eventually becoming vice president and cashier.

Engram was a member of the First Baptist Church, he taught, a Sunday School class for almost 50 years and served as a deacon for many years. In 1970, he became the first president of the Enterprise YMCA, then served for many years on the Board of Directors. In November 2000, he was made an Honorary Board member for life of the Enterprise YMCA. He was a member the Board of Directors of the Coffee County Arts Alliance when it was organized in 1974 and served as chairman of the Finance Committee. In 1998, the Enterprise Rotary Club named him a Paul Harris Fellow. In December 2000, he moved to Atlanta to be near his family.

Engram was preceded in death by his wife, EIizabeth, in 1995, as well as three brothers Ralph John and James, and two sisters, Merle and Nadine.

Survivors include two sons, Bart Engram Jr. and wife, Mary of Atlanta and Robert Engram and wife, Marta of Dallas, Texas; a daughter, Sara Engram and husband Jack Reilly of Baltimore, Md; and two grandchildren, John Henry Reilly of Baltimore and Evangeline Victoria Engram of Dallas.1

He was buried at Enterprise City Cemetery, Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama.1

Citations

  1. [S1121] Sr Bartlett Jones Engram Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com.

John Willis Engram

M, b. 8 January 1906, d. 17 March 1967
     John Willis Engram was born on 8 January 1906 in Alabama.1 He was the son of James Edward Engram and Vera Nevada Russ. John Willis Engram married Grace Guy after 1920.2 John Willis Engram died on 17 March 1967 at age 61.1 He was buried at New Brockton City Cemetery, New Brockton, Coffee County, Alabama.1

Citations

  1. [S6076] John Willis Engram Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/106942172
  2. [S6077] Grace Guy Engram Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/106942190

Grace Ann Harris

F, b. 3 November 1895, d. 10 January 1984
     Grace Ann Harris was born on 3 November 1895 in Vanceburg, Kentucky.1 As of 11 June 1910,her married name was Kline. She married Noah James Kline on 11 June 1910 at Hamilton County, Indiana. Grace Ann Harris and Noah James Kline lived in 1920 in Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, Florida. Grace Ann Harris and Noah James Kline were divorced before 1923. Grace Ann Harris married Alto Lee Engram, son of John Robert Engram and Missouri Frances Hildreth, on 23 November 1923 at Florida. As of 23 November 1923,her married name was Engram. Grace Ann Harris died on 10 January 1984 in Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, Florida, at age 88.1 She was buried at Pinecrest Cemetery, Lake Worth, Palm Beach County, Florida.1

Children of Grace Ann Harris and Noah James Kline

Citations

  1. [S6095] Grace Helen Harris Engram Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/134006197

Amelia E. Toombs

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(Left to Right) John Wesley Goff, Amelia Toombs (girl), Herbert Singletary, Alto Engram
Alto Lee Engram Homecoming from World War I
     Amelia E. Toombs is the daughter of Charles H. Toombs and Arrie Lillian Engram.

Lucretia (?)

F, b. circa 1797
     Lucretia (?) was born circa 1797 in North Carolina. She lived in 1830 in Houston County, Georgia. As of before 1837,her married name was Engram. She married Robert R. Engram, son of Edward Engram and Elizabeth Kanady, before 1837.

Child of Lucretia (?) and Robert R. Engram

Eliza Ann Engram

F, b. 1837
     Eliza Ann Engram was born in 1837 in Houston County, Georgia. She was the daughter of Robert R. Engram and Lucretia (?)

Mary Elizabeth Henderson

F, b. 24 September 1914, d. 5 November 1995
     Mary Elizabeth Henderson was born on 24 September 1914. As of 16 August 1941,her married name was Engram. She married Bartlett Jones Engram Sr., son of James Edward Engram and Vera Nevada Russ, on 16 August 1941 at Coffee County, Alabama. Mary Elizabeth Henderson died on 5 November 1995 at age 81. She was buried at Enterprise City Cemetery, Enterprise, Coffee County, Alabama.

Virgil Oxford Callaham

M, b. circa 1875
     Virgil Oxford Callaham was born circa 1875 in Alabama. He married Sophia Caroline Burks on 15 November 1901 at Cullman County, Alabama.

Child of Virgil Oxford Callaham and Sophia Caroline Burks

Sophia Caroline Burks

F, b. 23 February 1879, d. 9 August 1932
     Sophia Caroline Burks was born on 23 February 1879 in Fayetteville, Georgia. She married Virgil Oxford Callaham on 15 November 1901 at Cullman County, Alabama. As of 15 November 1901,her married name was Callaham. Sophia Caroline Burks died on 9 August 1932 in Cullman, Alabama, at age 53.

Child of Sophia Caroline Burks and Virgil Oxford Callaham

James Daniel Hudgens

M, b. 23 January 1907, d. 17 March 1982
     James Daniel Hudgens was born on 23 January 1907 in Anderson, South Carolina. He married Beatrice Ann Bagwell, daughter of Monroe Mastin Bagwell and Elizabeth Spearman, on 1 June 1940 at Anderson, South Carolina. James Daniel Hudgens died on 17 March 1982 in South Carolina at age 75.

Mildred Evangeline Wright

F, b. 9 November 1900, d. 6 January 1993
     Mildred Evangeline Wright was born on 9 November 1900 in Anderson, South Carolina.1 She married James Luther Bagwell, son of Monroe Mastin Bagwell and Elizabeth Spearman, on 28 December 1918 at Anderson, South Carolina. As of 28 December 1918,her married name was Bagwell. Mildred Evangeline Wright died on 6 January 1993 in Hendersonville, Colleton County, South Carolina, at age 92.1 She was buried at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Anderson County, South Carolina.1

Children of Mildred Evangeline Wright and James Luther Bagwell

Citations

  1. [S2811] Mildred Wright Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Commander Ralph Maxwell Bagwell1

M, b. 1 November 1919, d. 12 November 2001
     Commander Ralph Maxwell Bagwell was born on 1 November 1919 in South Carolina.1 He was the son of James Luther Bagwell and Mildred Evangeline Wright. He was the Commanding Officer (Serial Number 85753) of VA-35 Squadron on the aircraft carrier USS Leyte (CV-32) in the US Navy. On December 12, 1950, He hit high tension wires during close air support, forced to land in enemy area and was captured (S/N 501). He was repatriated with all remaining POW's in Operation Big Switch. LCDR Bagwell's wingman at the time was ENS Richard Cantrell. He relates the following story about that mssion. "The weather over North Korea was always miserable during the winter months and December was no different. Our mission on that day was to get down as low as we could and hit targets close to the cit of Huichon, which as far behind enemy lines. The clouds were down low, we didn't have much room to work and I can remember the skipper stating 'I'm going down on the deck to work, so don't anyone follow me!'. Seconds after sending the radio message LCDR Bagwell nosed his AD over and went down to tree top level in search of targets. It was a dangerous move for even the most skilled pilot. So intent was his search that he failed to see, unitl it was too late, the electrical high tension wire directly in the path of his Skyraider. When he hit the wire, his AD went out of control and crash-lannded on the banks of the Chongchon-Gang River. He had no altitude and ther was no way he could maneuver to find a safer place to belly in. One the other Skyraiders in our division was close be and the pilot, ENS Eldon Jacobs, state that the engine tore loose flipping the plane over on its back and when that happened the vertical stabilizer broke off. LCDR Bagwell crawled out from under his aircraft and waved his arms to let everyone know he was uninjured. Witin a matter of minutes LCDR Bagwell was surrounded by Chinese Communists and captured. ENS Cantrell continues: ' It was very disheartening to watch Bagwell being taken prisoner and not being able to strafe the Chinese for fear of hitting our commander. It was with great reluctance that one of our division pilots had to radio the [rescue] helicopter to turn around and return to base. We stayed close and they marched him off in a southernlty direction toward a bivouac area that had at least 500 Chinese troops in it. We didn't dare make a strafing run because LCDR's life would have been a possible forfeit!

He was held at camp Pyok-Dong.

U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and MATS Aircraft Lost During the Korean War By Douglas E. Campbell



Ralph Maxwell Bagwell
HOME OF RECORD:
Macon, Georgia
AWARDS BY DATE OF ACTION:1 of 2

Distinguished Flying Cross
AWARDED FOR ACTIONS
DURING Korean War
Service: Navy
Rank: Lieutenant Commander
Battalion: Attack Squadron 35 (VA-35)
Division: U.S.S. Leyte (CV-32)
GENERAL ORDERS:
CITATION:
The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross to Lieutenant Commander Ralph Maxwell Bagwell (NSN: 0-85753), United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight as Pilot of an attack bomber plane and Commanding Officer of Attack Squadron THIRTY-FIVE (VA-35), attached to the U.S.S. LEYTE (CV-32), in action against enemy aggressor forces in Korea from 11 October to 12 December 1950. A superb leader and skilled airman, Lieutenant Commander Bagwell led his division on search and rescue missions, close air support flights and daring bombing attacks against enemy military targets in Songjin, Ch'onjin, Wonsan, Mapsu, Hungnam, Sinuiju, Hyesanjin, Sakchu, Ch'ongch'ong and Chosin Reservoir. Flying his aircraft in the face of hostile anti-aircraft fire and aerial opposition, he contributed materially to the success of his squadron in inflicting heavy losses upon the enemy and in providing excellent air support for friendly ground forces. On 12 December 1950, while pressing home low-altitude bombing attacks against the enemy in the vicinity of Huich'on, he executed a forced crash landing and was last seen in custody of enemy troops. His cool courage, expert airmanship and steadfast devotion to duty throughout were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.1
Commander Ralph Maxwell Bagwell died on 12 November 2001 in North Carolina at age 82.1 He was buried at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Anderson County, South Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S2805] Sr CDR Ralph M. Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Jeanne Bagwell

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     Jeanne Bagwell is the daughter of James Luther Bagwell and Mildred Evangeline Wright.

Margaret Elizabeth Bagwell

F, b. 1 January 1930, d. 29 May 1988
     Margaret Elizabeth Bagwell was also known as Elizabeth Bagwell. She was born on 1 January 1930 in Anderson, South Carolina.1 She was the daughter of James Luther Bagwell and Mildred Evangeline Wright. Her married name was Goldsmith.2 Margaret Elizabeth Bagwell married James Lee Goldsmith.2 Margaret Elizabeth Bagwell died on 29 May 1988 in Greenville, Greenville County, South Carolina, at age 58. She was buried at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Anderson County, South Carolina.1

Citations

  1. [S2808] Elizabeth Bagwell Goldsmith Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi
  2. [S2807] Sr James Lee Goldsmith Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Ida Marie Wilson

F, b. 31 July 1906, d. 12 May 1994
     Ida Marie Wilson was also known as Marie Wilson.1 She was born on 31 July 1906 in Anderson, South Carolina.1 She married Frederick Bagwell, son of Monroe Mastin Bagwell and Elizabeth Spearman, on 1 April 1927 at South Carolina. As of 1 April 1927,her married name was Bagwell. Ida Marie Wilson died on 12 May 1994 in Easley, Pickens County, South Carolina, at age 87.1 She was buried at Mount Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, Anderson County, South Carolina.1

Children of Ida Marie Wilson and Frederick Bagwell

Citations

  1. [S2244] Marie W. Bagwell Grave Stone, Find a Grave, www.findagrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi

Robert Haddon Tate

M, b. 10 September 1905
     Robert Haddon Tate was born on 10 September 1905 in South Carolina. He married Thelma Jacob Bagwell, daughter of Monroe Mastin Bagwell and Elizabeth Spearman, on 24 December 1925.