Gazlay Family History

FamilyHenry Graves Nelms



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Record Created: 16 April 2015; Last Edited: 24 April 2015 
NameHenry Graves Nelms
Born 23 January 1889 in Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas1, 2, 3
Married 10 December 1913 to Josephine Proctor4
Married to Susie S. Constant3
Died 14 February 1967 in Houston, Harris County, Texas1


Spouse 1FamilyJosephine Proctor
Born ca. 1894 in Texas
Married 10 December 1913 to Henry Graves Nelms
Spouse 2FamilySusie S. Constant (daughter of Francis Tebbitts ‘Frank’ Constant and Lucie Barber)
Born ca. 1908 in Mississippi
Married 13 June 1926 in Harrison County, Texas to Walter Lester Reynes
Married to Henry Graves Nelms
Married 9 November 1981 in Harris County, Texas to Ernest Cecil Japhet
Died 7 January 1992 in Harris County, Texas
Children of Henry Graves Nelms and Susie S. Constant:
+1.FamilyFrank Constant Nelms
Born 22 February 1930 in Louisiana
Married to Suzanne Boston Rogers
2.FamilyMary C. Nelms
Born ca. 1936 in Texas


  1. Texas Deaths, 1890-1976; Nelms, Henry Graves, died: 14 February 1967 in Houston, Harris [County], Texas; born: 23 January 1889 in Georgetown, Texas; father: Alex Peel Nelms; mother: Rosa Lott.
  2. U.S. Federal Census, 1920, Texas, Harris County, Houston City, Enumeration District 78, Sheet No. 3A, family of Henry G. Nelms (30, Texas, investor, cattle); wife Josephine Nelms (26, Texas); servant Louise Mary Jones (50, Texas, cook, private family); servant Solice Savoy (23, Texas, house maid, private family).
  3. U.S. Federal Census, 1940, Texas, Harris County, Houston City, Enumeration District 258-170B, Sheet No. 1B, family of Henry G Nelms (51, Texas, oil operator, oil company); wife Susie C. Nelms (32, Mississippi); son Frank R. Nelms (10, Louisiana); daughter Mary C. Nelms (4, Texas); mother-in law Lucy Constance [sic] (54, Louisiana, widow); residence on 1 April 1935: same place for all except Lucy: Shreveport, Caddo County, Louisiana.
  4. Texas Marriages, 1837-1973; Henry Graves Nelms and Josephine Proctor, married on 10 December 1913 in Jefferson [County], Texas.