Effie Azelia Grissom

Female13 July 1926–

Brief Life History of Effie Azelia

When Effie Azelia Grissom was born on 13 July 1926, in Corinth, Alcorn, Mississippi, United States, her father, Elmer Miles Grissom, was 35 and her mother, Ruth Cleveland Pace, was 33. She lived in Hardin, Tennessee, United States in 1935 and Beat 2, Tippah, Mississippi, United States in 1940.

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Family Time Line

Elmer Miles Grissom
Ruth Cleveland Pace
Eddie Earl Grissom
Nannie Mae Grissom
Gertrude Lona Grissom
Emma Grissom
Letha Virginia Grissom
Bessie M Grissom
Kelsie Miles Grissom
James W  Grissom
Carl Elmer Grissom
Effie Azelia Grissom
Edna E Grissom

Sources (2)

  • E Angelia Grissom, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Azeala Grissam in household of Elmer Grissam, "United States Census, 1930"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (11)

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World Events (7)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

1931 · The Parthenon is Built

Age 5

In 1931, a full scale replica of the Parthenon in Greece was erected in Nashville, Tennessee. The Parthenon was meant to be temporary, but became a permanent part of Tennessee culture. It also has a replica of the statue of Athena the Goddess of War.At the same time a city over Memphis built  giant pyramid replica to remind everyone what the city was named for. 

1958 · The First U.S. Satellite in Space

Age 32

Explorer 1 was the first satellite of the United States to be launched and successfully orbit the Earth.

Name Meaning

English (Middlesex): variant of Grissin, from Old French grison ‘gray’. This surname is now extinct in Britain.

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

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