Riley Ellsworth Grunder

21 February 1878–16 November 1925 (Age 47)
Creston, Wayne, Ohio, United States

The Life of Riley Ellsworth

When Riley Ellsworth Grunder was born on 21 February 1878, in Creston, Wayne, Ohio, United States, his father, Henry Grunder, was 38 and his mother, Catherine Sprow, was 30. He married Ethel Milah Eberly on 31 May 1903, in Wayne, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Creston, Canaan Township, Wayne, Ohio, United States in 1900 and Ohio, United States in 1925. He died on 16 November 1925, in Wayne, Ohio, United States, at the age of 47.

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Riley Ellsworth Grunder
Ethel Milah Eberly
Marriage: 31 May 1903
Ada Lovene Grunder

Spouse and Children

31 May 1903
Wayne, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Henry Grunder


    Catherine Sprow




+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 4

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 18

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.

Name Meaning

Swiss German (also Gründer): variant of the topographic name Grund , the -er suffix denoting an inhabitant.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Riley A Grunder in household of Henry Grunder, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Rila E Grunder in household of Henry Grunder, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Riley Ellsworth Grunder in entry for Ada Lovene Grunder, "Ohio, County Births, 1841-2003"

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