Emmett McGruder

April 1867–24 March 1938 (Age 70)
Marion, Iowa, United States

The Life of Emmett

When Emmett McGruder was born in April 1867, in Marion, Iowa, United States, his father, William Marion McGruder, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Edith Morgan, was 25. He married Lula May Kennady on 4 November 1895. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Mahaska, Iowa, United States in 1905 and Liberty Township, Marion, Iowa, United States in 1910. He died on 24 March 1938, in Hamilton, Marion, Iowa, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Hamilton Cemetery, Hamilton, Marion, Iowa, United States.

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Emmett McGruder
Lula May Kennady
Marriage: 4 November 1895
Clinton Cornelius Kennedy
Mary M McGruder
Ralph Leroy McGruder

Spouse and Children

4 November 1895
Of, Marion, Iowa


    Clinton Cornelius Kennedy


    Mary M McGruder



Parents and Siblings

    William Marion McGruder


    Sarah Edith Morgan




+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 1

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 17

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Age 19

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Grudaire, a patronymic from the occupational byname grudaire ‘brewer’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ernest Mcgruder, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Emmet Mcgruder in household of William M Mcgruder, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • Emmitt McGruder, "Iowa State Census, 1915"

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