Fred Oliver Grant

21 July 1876–17 February 1915 (Age 38)
Prairieville, Barry, Michigan, United States

The Life of Fred Oliver

When Fred Oliver Grant was born on 21 July 1876, in Prairieville, Barry, Michigan, United States, his father, John Hurst Grant, was 49 and his mother, Elizabeth R. Johncock, was 44. He married Laura Pearl Smith on 1 January 1901, in Onaway, Presque Isle, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Orangeville, Barry, Michigan, United States in 1880 and Justice Precinct 3, Sherman, Texas, United States in 1910. He died on 17 February 1915, in Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 38.

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Family Time Line

Fred Oliver Grant
Laura Pearl Smith
Marriage: 1 January 1901
Fred Oliver Grant Jr
Erma Grant
Ray J Grant
Kenneth Grant

Spouse and Children

1 January 1901
Onaway, Presque Isle, Michigan, United States



    Erma Grant


    Ray J Grant


    Kenneth Grant


Parents and Siblings

    John Hurst Grant


    Elizabeth R. Johncock




    John H. Grant


    Elijah Grant


    Mary Jane Grant


    Fred Grant



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World Events (8)

1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 1

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
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

1 English and (especially) Scottish (of Norman origin), and French: nickname from Anglo-Norman French graund, graunt ‘tall’, ‘large’ (Old French grand, grant, from Latin grandis), given either to a person of remarkable size, or else in a relative way to distinguish two bearers of the same personal name, often representatives of different generations within the same family.2 English and Scottish: from a medieval personal name, probably a survival into Middle English of the Old English byname Granta ( see Grantham ).3 Probably a respelling of German Grandt or Grand .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Fred O Grant, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Frede Grant in household of John Grant, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Fred Grant in entry for Fred Jr. Grant and Beatrice Thorpe, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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