Eleanor Wilhelmina Gries

6 June 1915–9 September 1988 (Age 73)
Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States

The Life of Eleanor Wilhelmina

When Eleanor Wilhelmina Gries was born on 6 June 1915, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, her father, Frank Grevier Gries, was 36 and her mother, Eleanor "Ella" Damm, was 21. She died on 9 September 1988, in Clinton, Macomb, Michigan, United States, at the age of 73.

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Harold J. Scanlan
Eleanor Wilhelmina Gries

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    Frank Grevier Gries


    Eleanor "Ella" Damm




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.
1920 · The Detroit Wall

Age 5

The Detroit Wall is a half mile long wall that was constructed to serve as a wall of racial separation as a physical barrier between white and black homeowners in northwest Detroit. Today the wall is mostly gone with only a small portion of it located at a local park.
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

1 South German: topographic name for someone who lived in a sandy place, from Middle High German griez ‘sand’.2 Perhaps a reduced form of German Griese .

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

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