Grace Denison

6 July 1896–26 April 1991 (Age 94)
Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Grace

When Grace Denison was born on 6 July 1896, in Cleveland, Oklahoma, United States, her father, Jesse I. Denison, was 29 and her mother, Ada I. Naylor, was 20. She lived in Norman, Cleveland, Oklahoma Territory, United States in 1900 and El Reno, Canadian, Oklahoma, United States in 1910. She died on 26 April 1991, in Hobart, Kiowa, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Hobart, Kiowa, Oklahoma, United States.

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Earl H Tate
Grace Denison

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    Albert Rodger Denison


    William Denison



    Belle Denison


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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

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.
1905 · The Sequoyah Constitutional Convention

Age 9

The Sequoyah Constitutional Convention was held on August 21, 1905, to attempt to secure statehood for Indian Territory, or the State of Sequoyah. The proposed state was in the area which is now the south-eastern portion of modern-day Oklahoma. The proposal was to create a state which would secure Indian control of their lands. A 35,000 word constitution was created which laid the groundwork for the future Oklahoma Constitution. Congress would not consider the statehood bill and it was rejected. 
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 25

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 

Name Meaning

1 English: patronymic from the personal name Dennis .2 Possibly an Americanized form of cognates in other languages, for example Russian Denisov, from Denis, or Ukrainian Denysevich, from Denys.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Gracie E Dennison in household of Jessie I Dennison, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Grace Tate in household of Earl H Tate, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Gracie Denison in household of Jesse I Denison, "United States Census, 1910"

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