Grace Ellen Fishel

9 March 1876–27 October 1918 (Age 42)
Allen Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Grace Ellen

When Grace Ellen Fishel was born on 9 March 1876, in Allen Township, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, George Washington Fishel Jr, was 21 and her mother, Laura Frances Gribble, was 16. She married William T. Marshbank on 26 June 1900, in Harrisburg, Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States. She lived in Lawrence, Dakota Territory, United States in 1880 and Dauphin, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900. She died on 27 October 1918, in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Henry or Harry B Railing
Grace Ellen Fishel
Marriage: 15 December 1909

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15 December 1909
Mechanicsburg, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States

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World Events (8)

1877 · First National Strike in U.S. Begins In Pittsburgh Against Pennsylvania Railroad

Age 1

Coming out of an economic crisis, everyone was worried when cuts started happening in the railroad. They went on what would the great railroad strike of 1877.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

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.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 14

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.

Name Meaning

Jewish (Ashkenazic): from the Yiddish personal name Fishl, literally ‘little fish’, used as a vernacular equivalent for the Biblical Efraym (Ephraim). Ephraim became associated with the fish because he was blessed by his father Jacob (Genesis 48:16) with the words veyidgu larov ‘Let them grow into a multitude’, the verb yidgu, containing the root letters of Hebrew dag ‘fish’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Grace Fischell in household of George Fischell, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Grace E Railing in household of Harry B Railing, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Grace E Fishel in household of George W Fishel, "United States Census, 1900"

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