Grace DeWitt

3 September 1872–18 August 1953 (Age 81)
Abington Township, Mercer, Illinois, United States

The Life of Grace

When Grace DeWitt was born on 3 September 1872, in Abington Township, Mercer, Illinois, United States, her father, Lemmon DeWitt, was 30 and her mother, Minerva A Hawkins, was 25. She lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1910 and Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years. She died on 18 August 1953, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 80.

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Douglas Webster Troxell
Grace DeWitt

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    Lemmon DeWitt


    Minerva A Hawkins





    Myrtle DeWitt


    Blanche De Witt


    Not Named Dewitt


    Ethel DeWitt


+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 10

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

German: habitational name from any of numerous places so named, for example in Altmark, Mecklenburg, and Saxony.

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

Sources (3)

  • Grace Dewitt in household of Lemon Dewitt, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Grace De Witt in household of Lemmon De Witt, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Grace D Troxell in household of Douglas W Troxell, "United States Census, 1940"

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