Willis D. Grinnell

29 November 1855–27 March 1939 (Age 83)
Barre, Orleans, New York, United States

The Life of Willis D.

When Willis D. Grinnell was born on 29 November 1855, his father, Perry Miles Grinnell, was 22 and his mother, Catherine Clark, was 19. He had at least 1 daughter with Lillie Louise Singelton. He lived in Alabama, Genesee, New York, United States in 1905 and Newstead, Erie, New York, United States in 1910. He died on 27 March 1939, in Barre, Orleans, New York, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Barre, Orleans, New York, United States.

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Willis D. Grinnell
Lillie Louise Singelton
Rose Catherine Grinnell

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World Events (8)


Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 8

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 26

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.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Greenhill 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Willie D Grinnell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Willis D Grinnell, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Willis D Grinnell, "New York State Census, 1892"

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