James E. Grasser

31 October 1871–16 March 1946 (Age 74)
Coshocton, Ohio, United States

The Life of James E.

When James E. Grasser was born on 31 October 1871, in Coshocton, Ohio, United States, his father, Ernst Grasser, was 31 and his mother, Mary Barber, was 24. He married Martha W. Kline on 5 March 1900, in Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Newark, Licking, Ohio, United States in 1910. He registered for military service in 1929. He died on 16 March 1946, in Ohio, United States, at the age of 74.

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James E. Grasser
Martha W. Kline
Marriage: 5 March 1900
Grace Irene Grasser
Russell J Grasser
Ernest Leroy Grasser
Charles Herbert Grasser
Paul Richard Grasser

Spouse and Children

5 March 1900
Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, United States


    Grace Irene Grasser


    Russell J Grasser


    Ernest Leroy Grasser



    Paul Richard Grasser


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World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 1

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.
1872 · The Amnesty Act

Age 1

A federal law which reversed most of the penalties on former Confederate soldiers by the Fourteenth Amendment. The Act affected over 150,000 troops that were a part of the Civil War.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 25

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 South German: nickname for an irascible person, from an inflected form of Middle High German graz ‘intense’, ‘angry’.2 South German (Grässer): from Middle High German gras ‘grass’ + the agent suffix -er ( see Graser ).3 Swiss German: nickname for a complainer, from Middle High German graz ‘passionate’, ‘furious’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • James E Grasser, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jas E Grasser in household of Earnest Grasser, "United States Census, 1880"
  • James E Grasser in entry for Paul Richard Grasser and Virginia Lee Miller, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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