Sedora Jane "Dora" Gritten

24 May 1866–29 July 1954 (Age 88)
Vermilion, Illinois, United States

The Life of Sedora Jane "Dora"

When Sedora Jane "Dora" Gritten was born on 24 May 1866, in Vermilion, Illinois, United States, her father, Laban John Gritton, was 34 and her mother, Sarah Ann Potter, was 35. She married John Goodner on 31 March 1882, in Blount Township, Vermilion, Illinois, United States. She lived in Butler Township, Vermilion, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Hoopeston, Grant Township, Vermilion, Illinois, United States in 1940. She died on 29 July 1954, in Vermilion, Illinois, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Rossville, Ross Township, Vermilion, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Anthony Dengler Jr
Sedora Jane "Dora" Gritten
Marriage: 27 October 1888
Elva Bell Dengler
Myrtle Dengler
Marion Anthony Dengler

Spouse and Children

27 October 1888
Vermilion, Illinois, United States


    Elva Bell Dengler


    Myrtle Dengler



Parents and Siblings


    Sarah Ann Potter




    Orsmas Gritton


    Nancy Gritton


    Charles Elisha Gritton



    Thomas Elijah Gritton


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World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Age 5

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 24

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • C Dorthy Dengler in household of Anthony Dengler, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Sarah J Dengler in household of Anthony Dengler, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Dora Gritton in household of William Potter, "United States Census, 1880"

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