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Philip "Pete" Magruder Grabill, Sr.

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Title

Philip "Pete" Magruder Grabill, Sr.

Subject

Grabill, Philip "Pete" Magruder, Sr. (1914-1998)
Soldiers - United States - Virginia - Shenandoah County

Description

Photo of a photograph of Philip "Pete" Magruder, Sr., wearing his U.S. Army uniform.

Pete was the grandson of Captain John H. Grabill, a well-known confederate officer and later, the owner and editor of the Shenandoah Herald newspaper.

Pete’s parents were David Walton Grabill and Annie (Magruder) Grabill. He grew up in Woodstock and graduated from Strayer College in Washington D.C. and the Washington & Lee Law University in Lexington, Virginia.

Pete spent five years on active duty with the U.S. Army. He trained at Camp Lee, then served in the South Pacific during WWII as an Army Lieutenant. Later, he was promoted to Captain.

After the war, he returned to Woodstock and married Lucy Christian (Calhoun) (1916-2005) from Deerfield, Virginia. Lucy had attended Mary Washington College and was working as a bookkeeper for the Boyer Grocery Company in Woodstock when she married in 1946. The couple moved to Roanoke for a short time where he worked with the Veterans Association.

By the 1950 census, the couple was back in Woodstock where Pete worked as a “Crew Leader” for the Census Bureau. He also practiced law there.

Pete and his wife are buried in Woodstock.

Creator

Morrison Studio

Source

Morrison Studio Collection - Shenandoah County Historical Society

Publisher

Shenandoah County Library

Date

Labelled "Oct 1943" on box of plates.

Contributor

Identified by William S. Getz in 2007, who was a friend and who remembered Pete's office was near his own, on Lawyer's Row in Woodstock.
Also identified by Jake Haun in 2007.
Additional biographical information was compiled from public records.

Rights

IN COPYRIGHT - NON-COMMERCIAL USE PERMITTED

Identifier

010707

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Glass Negative

Citation

Morrison Studio, “Philip "Pete" Magruder Grabill, Sr.,” Shenandoah County Library Archives, accessed June 17, 2024, https://archives.countylib.org/items/show/36147.

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