Susan Mary Gritton

15 September 1854–31 July 1886 (Age 31)
Mercer, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Susan Mary

When Susan Mary Gritton was born on 15 September 1854, in Mercer, Kentucky, United States, her father, Merrit Marion Gritton, was 26 and her mother, Sarah Ann Riley, was 24. She married Walter Hales Maxey on 31 October 1872, in Monroe, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Union Township, Monroe, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Woodlawn, Monroe, Missouri, United States in 1880. She died on 31 July 1886, in Missouri, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in Bethel Cemetery, Holliday, Monroe, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Hales Maxey
Susan Mary Gritton
Marriage: 31 October 1872
Mervin E. Maxey
Lulu Maude Maxey
Sally Virginia Maxey

Spouse and Children

    Walter Hales Maxey



31 October 1872
Monroe, Missouri, United States


    Mervin E. Maxey


    Lulu Maude Maxey


    Sally Virginia Maxey


Parents and Siblings

    Merrit Marion Gritton


    Sarah Ann Riley




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World Events (8)


Age 6

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.

Age 7

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Susie Maxie in household of Walter Maxie, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Susan M Gritton in household of M M Gritton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Susan M Gritton in household of Merit Gritton, "United States Census, 1870"

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