William Raymond Grimsley

1900–1985 (Age 85)
Green, Kentucky, United States

The Life of William Raymond

When William Raymond Grimsley was born on 18 March 1900, in Green, Kentucky, United States, his father, George Mercer Grimsley, was 46 and his mother, Flora Belle Beard, was 41. He married Alice R. Davis on 10 September 1922, in Clark, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Donansburg, Green, Kentucky, United States for about 10 years and Magisterial District 1 Greensburg, Green, Kentucky, United States in 1940. He died on 8 March 1985, in Green, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Green, Kentucky, United States.

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William Raymond Grimsley
Alice R. Davis
Marriage: 10 September 1922
Veatrice May Grimsley
Earl M. Grimsley

Spouse & Children

10 September 1922
Clark, Indiana, United States


  • Veatrice May Grimsley


  • Earl M. Grimsley


Parents & Siblings



  • W. Ettie Grimsley


  • Gladys A. Grimsley


  • John Ernest Grimsley


  • Female1894–1985Female

  • Joseph Vernon Grimsley


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

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.
1904 · The Black Patch War

Age 4

From 1904-1909, the Black Patch War took place. This was a war between about 30 counties in southwestern Kentucky and northwestern Tennessee. The war was mostly over the Dark Fired Tobacco that was produced in the area during this time.
1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 23

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a lost or unidentified place, possibly in the Midlands, where the name is now concentrated.

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

Sources (3)

  • Wiliam Grimsly in household of George Grimsly, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Wiliam Grimsly in household of George Grimsly, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Grimsley in household of Lewis Moran, "United States Census, 1940"

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