William Bryan GREGORY Billie Ruth GREGORY Mini tree diagram
Leta Gladys TOWNSEN

Leta Gladys TOWNSEN1,3,2,6,4,5,7

24th Feb 18891,2,3,4,5 - 22nd Jul 19604

Life History

24th Feb 1889

Born in Lampasas County, Texas.1,2,3,4,5

before 1924

Married William Bryan GREGORY in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas.4,4,4,7

13th Sep 1926

Birth of daughter Billie Ruth GREGORY in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas.1,3,8,2,6,4,5

22nd Jul 1960

Died in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas.4

after 22nd Jul 1960

Buried in Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.4


  • Leta married William Bryan Gregory.  The exact date of the marriage is unknown, but they were listed together in the 1923 city directory for Ft Worth, Texas.

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Fort Worth, Texas, City Directory, 1923, p 674
    Gregory Harry (Annie L), clk, rms 318 W 22nd
    Gregory Leta Mrs sten American Natl Ins Co of Galveston, h 1407 Lincoln av
    Gregory Wm B (Leta) bkpr Agricultural Livestock Finance Corp Jess Taylor & Co, r 1407 Lincoln av, N Ft W

    U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    Fort Worth, Texas, City Directory, 1924, p 662
    Gregory Leta sten h 2805 Scott av
    Gregory William B (Leta) clk Jess Taylor & Co r 2805 Scott av

    Their daughter Billie Ruth was born in September 1926 in Fort Worth.

    Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1932
    Billie Ruth [Gregory]
    Birth Date 13 September 1926 at home, Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, USA
    Gender Female
    Father William Bryan Gregory, Age 27, born Texas, Occupation Realtor
    Mother Leta Townsend, Age 27, born Texas, Housewife
    Family Residence 2709 Wilkerson, Fort Worth

    In 1940, Leta was enumerated with Bryan and their daughter Billie Ruth.

    1940 Federal Census, Tarrant County, Texas, 24 April, Fort Worth Ward 14, Enumeration District 257-98, Page 63A, 2529 Greene St, Hse #381, Owns $5000
    Gregory, Bryan Head M W 41 Married Grade C1 b Texas Same House in 1935 Owner-Manager Real Estate Firm [b abt 1899]
    Gregory, Leta Wife F Ind 41 Married Grade H4 b Texas Same House in 1935 [b abt 1899]
    Gregory, Billie Ruth Dau F Ind 13 Married Grade 7 b Texas Same House in 1935 [b abt 1927]

    Note that in Leta's Find a Grave memorial and a couple of other records her family name is spelled Townsen, not Townsend.  It isn't clear if this unusual spelling was the one actually used by the family.

    For some reason the person who wrote Leta's memorial on Find a Grave, classified it as Not buried, because she was cremated, yet still puts the name of the mausoleum where her ashes were interred, the Greewood Memorial Park and Mausoleum.  Both Leta and her husband are buried in this mausoleum.  This cemetery and mausoleum are listed in the Cemeteries of Find a Grave.  We found no FAG memorial for Bryan so one was added on 26 Octber 2019 and linked to Leta and Billie.

    Leta Townsen Gregory
    BIRTH 24 Feb 1889 Lampasas County, Texas, USA
    DEATH 22 Jul 1960 (aged 71) Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
    BURIAL Cremated, Ashes interred at Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Fort Worth, Texas
    Father Horace Greeley Townsen
    Mother Mamie Moses
    Spouse William Bryan Gregory 1899-1973 (m. 1925)
    Created by Sue Lilley 27 Feb 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial 66218379, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/66218379


Page created using GEDmill 1.11.0