Joseph Grant Lorenz

19 June 1893–May 1967 (Age 73)
Pine Grove, Van Buren, Michigan, United States

The Life of Joseph Grant

When Joseph Grant Lorenz was born on 19 June 1893, in Pine Grove, Van Buren, Michigan, United States, his father, Charles Henry Lorenz, was 32 and his mother, Julia Anna Lapalm, was 26. He married Iva Dee Sunday on 14 May 1932, in Lake, Indiana, United States. He lived in Pine Grove Township, Van Buren, Michigan, United States in 1900. He died in May 1967, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, United States, at the age of 73.

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Joseph Grant Lorenz
Iva Dee Sunday
Marriage: 14 May 1932

Spouse and Children

14 May 1932
Lake, Indiana, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Charles Henry Lorenz


    Julia Anna Lapalm




    Pearly Lorenz


    John C. Lorenz


    Gertrude Larance


    Earl Lorenz or Lawrence



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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 10

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 20

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

German, Dutch, Spanish (northern Spain), Jewish: from a vernacular form (German Laurenz, Dutch Laurens, Catalan Lorenç) of the Latin personal name Laurentius ( see Lawrence ). As a Jewish surname, it is probably an Americanized form of one or more like-sounding Ashkenazic names.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Joseph G Lawrence in household of Charles Lawrence, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Joseph G Loreng, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Joseph G Lorenz in household of Charles H Lorenz, "United States Census, 1910"

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