Emory J. Gromer

17 September 1886–16 December 1956 (Age 70)
Gentry, Missouri, United States

The Life of Emory J.

When Emory J. Gromer was born on 17 September 1886, in Gentry, Missouri, United States, his father, Alexander Marion Gromer, was 26 and his mother, Maria Elizabeth Sweat, was 25. He married Margaret "Maggie" Estella Beckwith on 1 May 1907, in Daviess, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Dallas Township, DeKalb, Missouri, United States for about 20 years and Cypress Township, Harrison, Missouri, United States for about 10 years. He died on 16 December 1956, in Harrison, Missouri, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Fairport, DeKalb, Missouri, United States.

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Emory J. Gromer
Margaret "Maggie" Estella Beckwith
Marriage: 1 May 1907
Basil Cleo Gromer

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    Margaret "Maggie" Estella Beckwith


1 May 1907
Daviess, Missouri, United States


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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 18

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 20

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

German:1. from a reduced form of the personal name Gerom, Latin Hieronymus ( see Jerome ). 2. variant of Kramer . 3. (also Grömer ): from a short form of a Germanic personal name, reflected by Old High German hruom ‘fame’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emery J Gromer, "United States Census, 1940"
  • E J Gromer, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Emery J Gromer, "United States Census, 1920"

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