Jasper Lee Gritton

1 April 1880–22 July 1948 (Age 68)
Mercer, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Jasper Lee

When Jasper Lee Gritton was born on 1 April 1880, in Mercer, Kentucky, United States, his father, Thomas Hite Gritton, was 30 and his mother, Rebecca Brown, was 23. He married Emma Lou McKinney on 14 January 1903, in Anderson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Magisterial District 1, Lawrence, Kentucky, United States in 1930 and Lawrenceburg, Anderson, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 22 July 1948, in Harrodsburg, Mercer, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Harrodsburg, Mercer, Kentucky, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jasper Lee Gritton
Emma Lou McKinney
Marriage: 14 January 1903
May Gretton
Andrew H Gritton
Irene Gritton
Jasper P Gritton

Spouse and Children

14 January 1903
Anderson, Kentucky, United States


    May Gretton



    Irene Gritton


    Jasper P Gritton


Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Hite Gritton


    Rebecca Brown




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

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 12

Kentucky native Nathan Stubblefield invented the radio in 1892
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 18

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

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)

  • Jap Gritton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jasper Gretton, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jasper Gritton, "United States Census, 1940"

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