John Franklin Gritton

6 July 1842–1 July 1924 (Age 81)
Vermilion, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of John Franklin

When John Franklin Gritton was born on 6 July 1842, in Vermilion, Illinois, United States, his father, Milo B. Gritton, was 38 and his mother, Jane S. Burton, was 30. He married Sarah Catherine Cline on 9 August 1869, in Vermilion, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Illinois, United States in 1870 and Blount Township, Vermilion, Illinois, United States in 1880. He died on 1 July 1924, in Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Springhill Cemetery, Danville Township, Vermilion, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Franklin Gritton
1842–1924
Sarah Catherine Cline
1843–1929
Marriage: 9 August 1869
Cora Bell Gritton
1870–1961
Franklin M. Gritton
1873–1879
Everett M. Gritton
1876–1879
Lewis Adolphus Gritton
1879–1962

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 August 1869Vermilion, Illinois, United States
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (5)

    World Events (8)

    1846
    Age 4
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 6
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    1865
    Age 23
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English (London): variant of Girton .

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

    Possible Related Names

    Girton

    Sources (8)

    • John T. Grettor in entry for Sarrah Cathrine Grettor, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
    • John F Gritton, "United States Census, 1920"
    • John F. Gritton, "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935"

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