Grace Florence Temple

14 March 1903–11 March 1993 (Age 90)
Williamsville, Newfane, Windham, Vermont, United States

The Life of Grace Florence

When Grace Florence Temple was born on 14 March 1903, in Williamsville, Newfane, Windham, Vermont, United States, her father, George Richardson Temple, was 51 and her mother, Florence Aurilla Aldrich, was 39. She married Benjamin Miner Charlton on 14 March 1921, in Newfane, Windham, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Richmond, Staten Island, New York City, New York, United States in 1940 and Staten Island, New York City, New York, United States in 1959. She died on 11 March 1993, in Richmond, Richmond, New York, United States, at the age of 89.

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Benjamin Miner Charlton
Grace Florence Temple
Marriage: 14 March 1921
Donald Charlton
Roberta Charlton

Spouse and Children

14 March 1921
Newfane, Windham, Vermont, United States


    Donald Charlton


    Roberta Charlton


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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1913 · The Woolworth Building Opens as the Tallest Building in the World

Age 10

At 792 feet above Broadway, the Woolworth Building became the tallest building in the world and held the record for 17 years. The Woolworth Building was overshadowed by the Chrysler Building at 1,046 feet in 1930 and the Empire State Building at 1,454 feet in 1931. Retailer and mogul Frank W. Woolworth commissioned the Woolworth Building in 1910 with the intent of his namesake building to be the tallest in the world. The 13 million dollar project was financed in cash by Woolworth which allowed him freedoms in the design and construction of the ornate, gothic building. An opening ceremony was held on April 24, 1913 at which President Woodrow Wilson pressed a button from the White House and lit the historic building in New York City.

Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

1 English and French: occupational name or habitational name for someone who was employed at or lived near one of the houses (‘temples’) maintained by the Knights Templar, a crusading order so named because they claimed to occupy in Jerusalem the site of the old temple (Middle English, Old French temple, Latin templum). The order was founded in 1118 and flourished for 200 years, but was suppressed as heretical in 1312 .2 English: name given to foundlings baptized at the Temple Church, London, so called because it was originally built on land belonging to the Templars.3 Scottish: habitational name from the parish of Temple in Edinburgh, likewise named because it was the site of the local headquarters of the Knights Templar.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Grace Charlton in household of Benjmin Charlton, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Grace Charlton in household of Benjamin Charlton, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Grace F Temple in household of George R Temple, "United States Census, 1920"

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