John Franklin Gritton

Male6 July 1842–1 July 1924

Brief Life History 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 Spring Hill Cemetery, Danville, Vermilion, Illinois, United States.

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John Franklin Gritton
Sarah Catherine Cline
Marriage: 9 August 1869
Cora Bell Gritton
Franklin M. Gritton
Everett M. Gritton
Lewis Adolphus Gritton

Sources (8)

  • John F Gritton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John F. Gritton, "Illinois Marriages, 1815-1935"
  • John Franklin Gritton, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 August 1869Vermilion, Illinois, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)


    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.


    Age 22

    Springhill Cemetery is the largest cemetery in Vermilion County, and still active. In 1864 a new cemetery was needed in Danville, and Springhill cemetery was incorporated. Up until this time, the Old Williams Burying Ground (Old Danville Cemetery) was the main cemetery used. Mr. J.C. Short, Mr. English, mr. leSeure, Dr. Woodbury, and Mr. A.S. Williams formed an association and bought 50 acres of land for $2,000. Later as the Old Williams Burying Ground was being closed, many graves were moved to Springhill Cemetery.

    Name Meaning

    English (London): variant of Girton .

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

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