Amanda Maude Graybill

8 May 1869–17 January 1905 (Age 35)
Weston, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life of Amanda Maude

When Amanda Maude Graybill was born on 8 May 1869, in Weston, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, her father, Simeon Peter Graybill, was 53 and her mother, Frances Margaret Graham, was 33. She married George Washington Bretches on 11 February 1890. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. She lived in Iowa, United States in 1870 and Garner Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States for about 20 years. She died on 17 January 1905, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 35.

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George Washington Bretches
Amanda Maude Graybill
Marriage: 11 February 1890
Ada Frances Bratches
Jesta May Bratches
Clarence Willis Bratches
Lillian Pearl Bratches
Cora Alta Bratches

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11 February 1890


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 1

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 12

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

Americanized spelling of the Swiss German habitational name Kräh(en)bühl, literally ‘crow hill’ ( see Krahenbuhl ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Amanda Graybill in household of Simeon Graybill, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Amanda Graybill in household of L P Graybill, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Amanda Brachs in household of Geo Brachs, "United States Census, 1900"

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