Minnie Ethel Ping

14 October 1878–26 March 1948 (Age 69)
Franklin Township, Des Moines, Iowa, United States

The Life of Minnie Ethel

When Minnie Ethel Ping was born on 14 October 1878, in Franklin Township, Des Moines, Iowa, United States, her father, William Robert Ping, was 27 and her mother, Catherine Emma Griffith, was 26. She married Charles Herman Granaman on 26 February 1901, in Des Moines, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Des Moines, Iowa, United States in 1895 and Baltimore, Henry, Iowa, United States in 1925. She died on 26 March 1948, at the age of 69, and was buried in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States.

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Charles Herman Granaman
Minnie Ethel Ping
Marriage: 26 February 1901
William Leslie Granaman
Frances Catherine Granaman
Lillian Olive Granaman
Ethel Lois Granaman
Ora C Granaman
Zaida Leora Granaman

Spouse and Children

26 February 1901
Des Moines, Iowa, United States


    William Leslie Granaman


    Frances Catherine Granaman



    Ethel Lois Granaman


    Ora C Granaman


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    William Robert Ping


    Catherine Emma Griffith




+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 6

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

1 English: unexplained; perhaps a variant of Pink .2 Chinese 平: there are two sources of this name, which also means ‘peace’. One is the name of a senior minister of the state of Qi during the Spring and Autumn period ( 722–481 bc ), who was posthumously named Yan Pingzhong. The other source is a city called Ping in the state of Han during the Warring States period ( 403–221 bc ). It was granted to a marquis whose descendants adopted the place name as their surname.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Minnie Grannman in household of C H Grannman, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Minnie E Granaman in household of Charles H Granaman, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Minnie Ping in household of William Ping, "Iowa State Census, 1895"

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