Nancy Catherine Gritton

5 January 1877–8 August 1942 (Age 65)
Mercer, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Nancy Catherine

When Nancy Catherine Gritton was born on 5 January 1877, in Mercer, Kentucky, United States, her father, Cyrus F. Gritton, was 39 and her mother, Jalila Ann Lewis, was 36. She married William Leslie Lewis on 13 June 1897, in Washington, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Reserve Township, Parke, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Liberty Township, Parke, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 8 August 1942, in Montezuma, Parke, Indiana, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Montezuma, Parke, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Leslie Lewis
Nancy Catherine Gritton
Marriage: 13 June 1897
Lee Truman Lewis
Edna Myrtle Lewis
Hartford E Lewis
Isabelle Delitha Lewis
Geneva Lewis
Orville James Lewis

Spouse and Children

13 June 1897
Washington, Kentucky, United States




    Hartford E Lewis


    Isabelle Delitha Lewis


    Geneva Lewis


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Cyrus F. Gritton


    Jalila Ann Lewis




+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1892 · The Radio is invented

Age 15

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 19

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)

  • Namie Lewis in household of Lesley Lewis, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nancy C Lewis in household of William S Lewis, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Nannie Lewis in household of Leslie Lewis, "United States Census, 1920"

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