Calvin Lee Gritton

6 September 1872–15 October 1948 (Age 76)
Sullivan, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of Calvin Lee

When Calvin Lee Gritton was born on 6 September 1872, in Sullivan, Indiana, United States, his father, Jackson F. Gritton, was 36 and his mother, Eva Elizabeth Plew, was 36. He married Minnie May Stark on 15 October 1898, in Sullivan, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Jackson Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States for about 40 years. He died on 15 October 1948, in Hymera, Jackson Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Hymera, Jackson Township, Sullivan, Indiana, United States.

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Calvin Lee Gritton
1872–1948
Mary Adeline Stroud
1880–1962
Marriage: 25 March 1904
Evadna D Gritton
1901–

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
Age 3
In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act
Age 3
During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 24
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

English: habitational name from any of various places named Gretton. One in Northamptonshire is named from Old English grēot ‘gravel’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’. Gretton in Shropshire is named from Old English grēoten ‘gravelly’ + tūn, while Gretton, Gloucestershire, is ‘farmstead (tūn) near Greet (Old English grēote ‘gravelly place’)’.

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

Sources (15)

  • Calvin L Gritton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Calvin L Gritton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Calvin L Gritton, "United States Census, 1910"

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