Looking for information on Grover C Furlow/Furlough, born in July 1884, Houston, Harris, Texas

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I'm not sure of the spelling of the last name. I've seen it Furlow and then Furlough. Which spelling is correct? This has me (almost) pulling my hair out.....
in Genealogy Help by Margaret Warnock G2G Rookie (220 points)

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You can trace this family on familysearch.org.  It appears that Grover Cleveland's Furlow's father was Robert Hill Furlow and his mother was Vriginia E Goodwin.The family is found in census data as well as death records. 

As far as spelling of the name - census takers often wrote down what 'they heard' and it was not necessarily spelled out for them.  So you get varied spellings.  Same with children's names, which may have been a nickname and not a birth name given at the time of the census.  On one census mother is Vaginia E rather than Virginia E.


Texas Deaths, 1890-1976  004168244  Image 2150

Name:                         Grover Cleveland Furlow

Death Date:                21 Jun 1976

Death Place:               Karnes City, Karnes, Texas

Gender:                      Male

Race:                          White

Death Age:                 91 years

Birth Date:                 July 17, 1884

Birthplace:                  Houston County, TX

Marital Status:            Never Married

Father's Name:           Robert Hill Furlow

Mother's Name:          Virginia Elizabeth Goodwin

Burial Place:               Grove Hill Cem., Dallas, Dallas, Texas

Burial Date:                22 Jun 1976

Film Number:             2243939

Digital Film Number: 4168244

Image Number:          2150

Reference Number:    54482

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (775k points)
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Census data:


United States Census, 1880 Precinct 4, Houston, Texas)

Name:                                 Robt. H Furlow

Residence:                          Precinct 4, Houston, Texas

Birthdate:                           1842

Birthplace:                          Mississippi, United States

Relationship to Head:        Self

Spouse's Name:                  Virginia Furlow

Spouse's Birthplace:           Alabama, United States

Father's Birthplace:            Georgia, United States

Mother's Birthplace:           Tennessee, United States

Race or Color (Expanded):     White

Ethnicity (Standardized):   American

Gender:                              Male

Martial Status:                    Married

Age (Expanded):                38 years

Occupation:                        Farmer

NARA Film Number:        T9-1312

Page:                                   360

Page Character:                  C

Entry Number:                   3487

Film number:                      1255312

Household                          Gender/Age

Robt. H Furlow                  M/38

Spouse Virginia Furlow     F/30

Child Mcanally Furlow      M/9

Child Thomas R. Furlow    M/7

Child Maggie M. Furlow   F/5

Child Nettie R. Furlow      F/3  (Nonnie? in 1900)

Child Robt. H. Furlow       M/1 (Hill? in 1900)




by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (775k points)
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Another census.  "Vaginia E is listed as widow' so Robert H must have died sometime between 1893 and 1900 based on birth of daughter Ruby in 1894.


United States Census, 1900  Texas  Houston  0025 Justice Precinct 8

Image 29

Name:                                               Vagima E Furlow

Residence:                                        Justice Precinct 8, Houston, Texas

Birth Date:                                        Apr 1850

Birthplace:                                        Alabama

Relationship to Head of Household:  Self

Father's Birthplace:                           Alabama

Mother's Birthplace:                         Alabama

Race or Color (expanded):               White

Head-of-household Name:               Vagima E Furlow

Gender:                                             Female

Marital Status:                                  Widowed

Mother How Many Children:           6

Number Living Children:                 6

Enumeration District:                       0025

Page:                                                 15

Sheet Letter:                                     A

Family Number:                                300

Reference Number:                          36

Film Number:                                   1241647

Image Number:                                 00281

Household                                        Gender/Age

Vagima E Furlow                             F/50  b Apr 1850 AL

Child Maggie Furlow                       F/23 b Feb 1877 TX

Child Hill Furlow                             M/21 b. May 1879 TX

Child Nonnie Furlow                       F/10  b. Oct 1889

Child Grover Furlow                        M/15 b. Jul 1884

Child Zula Furlow                            F/13 b Jan 1887

Child Ruby Furlow                          F/3 b Aug 1894

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (775k points)
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Possibly father:



United States Census, 1850

Name:                                   Wm T C Furlow

Event:                                   Census

Event Date:                          1850

Event Place:                         Lauderdale county, Lauderdale, Mississippi, United States

Gender:                                Male

Age:                                      33

Birthplace:                            Georgia

Estimated Birth Year:          1817

Dwelling House Number:    63

Family Number:                   64

Line Number:                       22

NARA Publication Number:  M432

NARA Roll Number:           375

Film Number:                       443587

Digital Folder Number:        004200046

Image Number:                    00214

Household                            Gender/Age

Wm T C Furlow                   M/33

Kizziah Furlow                     F/34

Albert M Furlow                  M/9

Robt H Furlow                     M/8

Charles T Furlow                  M/6

Francis E Furlow                  F/1

James M Furlow                   M/29

by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (775k points)
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Deaths of Siblings:


Name:          Maggie May Bounds

Death Date: 20 Apr 1924

Death Place:    Port Arthur, Jefferson, Texas

Father's Name:         Robert H. Furlow

Father's Birthplace:  Mississippi

Mother's Name:       Virginia Goodwin

Mother's Birthplace:    Alabama



Name:          T.K. Furlaw

Death Date: 13 Apr 1924

Death Place:    Port Arthur, Jefferson, Texas

Father's Name:         Robert H. Furlow

Father's Birthplace:  Mississippi

Mother's Name:       Virginia Goodwin

Mother's Birthplace:    Alabama




Name:          Nattie Rebecca Green

Death Date: 26 Jun 1961

Death Place:    Kenedy, Karnes, Texas

Father's Name:       R.H. Furlow

Mother's Name:      Virginia E. Goodwin



Name:          Mack N. Furlow

Death Date: 30 Oct 1917

Death Place:    Dallas, Dallas, Texas

Father's Name:         Robt. H. Furlow

Father's Birthplace:  Miss.

Mother's Name:       Virginia Goodwin

Mother's Birthplace:    Alabama


by Chris Hoyt G2G6 Pilot (775k points)

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