Susan Ada Paul

La Prairie, Rock, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Susan Ada

When Susan Ada Paul was born in July 1882, in La Prairie, Rock, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Homer Melvin Paul, was 29 and her mother, Sarah Louise Read, was 27. She married Fredrick B. Gridley on 14 March 1906, in Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin, United States in 1910 and Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1930.

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Susan Ada Paul
Fredrick B. Gridley
Marriage: 14 March 1906
Eleanor Pauline Gridley
Homer Robert Gridley
Jeanette E Gridley

Spouse & Children

  • Female1882–Female

  • Fredrick B. Gridley


14 March 1906
Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin, United States


  • Eleanor Pauline Gridley


  • Male1909–1988Male

  • Jeanette E Gridley


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World Events (8)

1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

Age 3

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 31

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

1 English, French, German, and Dutch: from the personal name Paul (Latin Paulus ‘small’), which has always been popular in Christendom. It was the name adopted by the Pharisee Saul of Tarsus after his conversion to Christianity on the road to Damascus in about ad 34 . He was a most energetic missionary to the Gentiles in the Roman Empire, and played a very significant role in establishing Christianity as a major world religion. The name was borne also by numerous other early saints. The American surname has absorbed cognates from other European languages, for example Greek Pavlis and its many derivatives. It is also occasionally borne by Jews; the reasons for this are not clear.2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Phóil ‘son of Paul’. Compare McFall .3 Catalan (Paül): habitational name from any of several places named Paül.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Suzy A Gridley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Susan Gridley in household of Fredrick Gridley, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ann in entry for Mr Frederick B Gridley, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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