Leona Grace Ackley

12 November 1881–27 September 1964 (Age 82)
Churubusco, Smith Township, Whitley, Indiana, United States

The Life of Leona Grace

When Leona Grace Ackley was born on 12 November 1881, in Churubusco, Smith Township, Whitley, Indiana, United States, her father, Isaac Lorenzo Ackley, was 32 and her mother, Mary Eleanore Hutsell, was 31. She had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Henry Wenzel Grams. She lived in Duluth, St. Louis, Minnesota, United States for about 10 years and Wisconsin, United States in 1964. She died on 27 September 1964, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Henry Wenzel Grams
Leona Grace Ackley
Harold Grams
Milton Grams
Eleanor Grams
Ardith May Grams

Spouse and Children

    Henry Wenzel Grams






    Milton Grams


    Eleanor Grams


    Ardith May Grams


Parents and Siblings

    Isaac Lorenzo Ackley


    Mary Eleanore Hutsell




    Eva Viorce Ackley



    Weston Wright Ackley



    Alta Izoria Ackley


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

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.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 2

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.
1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 22

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

1 English: from any of various places named in Old English as āc lēah ‘oak clearing’. Possible sources include Acle in Norfolk, Aykley in Durham, and Ackley Farm in Powys. Compare Oakley , which has the same origin.2 Americanized spelling of Swiss German Egli .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Grace Grams, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Grace Grams in household of Henry Grams, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Grace Grams in household of Henry W Grams, "United States Census, 1910"

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