Richard Edward Grutter

1 April 1938–14 May 1982 (Age 44)
Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota, United States

The Life Summary of Richard Edward

Richard Edward Grutter was born on 1 April 1938, in Madelia, Watonwan, Minnesota, United States as the son of John Leonard Grutter and Gladys Mellor. He died on 14 May 1982, in Arlington, Virginia, United States, at the age of 44.

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John Leonard Grutter
Gladys Mellor
Richard Edward Grutter

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World Events (3)

Age 3
Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.
1941 · The Four Freedoms
Age 3
President Roosevelt spoke in front of Congress and gave a speech on what Freedoms everyone should be granted. First being the Freedom of Speech. Second, the freedom of Religion, Third, The Freedom from Want, and Fourth, the Freedom from Fear. Being a big deal, FDR didn't just say that all people should have these freedoms because Americans already expected these freedoms.
1941 · Pentagon is Built in Arlington
Age 3
The Pentagon was developed as the Department of Defense had outgrown the other buildings were it was previous located.The groundbreaking for the Pentagon was on September 11, 1941. When the Pentagon was being built, it was determined that it could be no taller than four stories high. Colonel Leslie R. Groves was the supervisor of the project, he would later become known for helping on the Manhattan Project.

Name Meaning

Altered spelling of German Grütter.1. In German-speaking Switzerland this is a topographic name for someone living or farming on newly cleared land, from Middle High German geriute + -er, suffix denoting an inhabitant. Compare Kreider . 2. In northern Germany, an occupational name for a miller, Middle Low German grütter.

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

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  • Richard E Grutter in entry for Jonathan Lee Katz and Elizabeth Anne Grutter, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
  • Richard E Grutter in entry for Kenneth Edward Grutter and Cathy Mary Young, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
  • Richard E Grutter, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

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