George Simon Greben

28 October 1915–17 March 1984 (Age 68)
Illinois, United States

The Life of George Simon

When George Simon Greben was born on 28 October 1915, in Illinois, United States, his father, John Greben, was 53 and his mother, Catherine Bogut, was 35. He married Wilma Van Howe on 9 June 1948, in Cook, Illinois, United States. He lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States for about 20 years. He died on 17 March 1984, in Pompano Beach, Broward, Florida, United States, at the age of 68.

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George Simon Greben
Wilma Van Howe
Marriage: 9 June 1948

Spouse and Children

9 June 1948
Cook, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings

    John Greben


    Catherine Bogut




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World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Age 4

During the Chicago race riot, which was raised by racial conflicts throughout Chicago, thirty-eight people died (23 black and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer and was the worst race riot in Illinois.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 20

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

German: variant of Grab 2.

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Greben in household of Katherine Greben, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Anna Greben in household of John Greben, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Simon Greben in household of John Greben, "United States Census, 1920"

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