Ernest Theophilus Grill

Brief Life History of Ernest Theophilus

When Ernest Theophilus Grill was born on 16 April 1900, in Brush, Morgan, Colorado, United States, his father, Knud Arne Grill, was 27 and his mother, Caroline Vilhelmine Schultz, was 24. He married Esther Amelia Rasmussen on 22 September 1927, in Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Bone Lake, Polk, Wisconsin, United States in 1930 and Judicial Township 17, Fresno, California, United States in 1940. He died in 1964, at the age of 64, and was buried in Selma, Fresno, California, United States.

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Ernest Theophilus Grill
Esther Amelia Rasmussen
Marriage: 22 September 1927
Carolyn Frieda Grill Jackson Nelson

Sources (13)

  • Ernest Grill, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ernest Theophilus Grill, "Oregon, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
  • Ernest T Grill, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

1901 · City Hall Built

The Old Colorado Springs city Hall was built between 1901-1905. It was in use until 1997. The historical building was designed by Thomas Barber and Thomas MacLaren.


U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

Some characteristic forenames: German Erwin, Franz, Otto, Alois, Bernhard, Ernst, Gerhard, Hermann, Klaus, Konrad, Manfred, Monika.

German: nickname for a cheerful person, from Middle High German grille ‘cricket’ (Old High German grillo, from Late Latin grillus, Greek gryllos). The insect is widely supposed to be of a cheerful disposition, no doubt because of its habit of preferring hearths and warm places. The vocabulary word is confined largely to southern Germany and Austria, and it is in this region that the surname is most frequent. This surname is also found in Czechia and Slovenia (see 4 below).

German: habitational name from any of the eight places in Upper Bavaria and Austria, perhaps so named from Middle High German grille ‘cricket’ (see 1 above).

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

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