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
1844–1901
Susan Mary Gritton
1854–1886
Marriage: 31 October 1872
Mervin E. Maxey
1874–1907
Lulu Maude Maxey
1877–1945
Sally Virginia Maxey
1882–

Spouse and Children

    Walter Hales Maxey

    Male1844–1901Male

    Female1854–1886Female

MARRIAGE
31 October 1872
Monroe, Missouri, United States
children

(3)

    Mervin E. Maxey

    Male1874–1907Male

    Lulu Maude Maxey

    Female1877–1945Female

    Sally Virginia Maxey

    Female1882–Female

Parents and Siblings

    Merrit Marion Gritton

    Male1828–1872Male

    Sarah Ann Riley

    Female1830–1906Female

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1860

Age 6

In 1860, the Pony Express used men riding on horseback to carry mail between St. Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California.
1861

Age 7

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.
1863

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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