Calvin Lee Gritton

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

The Life 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, Sullivan, Indiana, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Hymera, Sullivan, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Calvin Lee Gritton
Minnie May Stark
Marriage: 15 October 1898
Vadna Gritton

Spouse and Children


    Minnie May Stark


15 October 1898
Sullivan, Indiana, United States


    Vadna Gritton


Parents and Siblings

    Jackson F. Gritton


    Eva Elizabeth Plew





    Mary Bell Gritton


    Lonzo Gritton


    Amanda Elizabeth Gritton


    Jackson Gritton


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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 (3)

  • 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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