Grace Dale Gorrell

9 April 1890–18 March 1959 (Age 68)
Putnam, Missouri, United States

The Life of Grace Dale

When Grace Dale Gorrell was born on 9 April 1890, in Putnam, Missouri, United States, her father, William Sanford Gorrell, was 31 and her mother, Francis " Fanny" Lou Speak, was 30. She had at least 2 sons and 2 daughters with Osbourn Eddy Kirby. She lived in Cloud, Kansas, United States in 1920 and Coffeyville, Montgomery, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. She died on 18 March 1959, in Kansas, United States, at the age of 68.

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Osbourn Eddy Kirby
Grace Dale Gorrell
Florence Maurine Kirby
Vernon Kirby
Elinor Kirby
Dr Donald Leroy Kirby

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    Vernon Kirby


    Elinor Kirby


    Dr Donald Leroy Kirby


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 14

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 19

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

English:1. nickname from Middle English gorrell ‘fat man’ (from Old French gorel ‘pig’). 2. from the Old English personal name Gārwulf, composed of the elements gār ‘spear’ + wulf ‘wolf’. 3. habitational name from any of various places named with Old English gor ‘dirt’, ‘mud’ + wella ‘spring’, ‘stream’, such as Gorwell in Essex and Dorset, or Gorrell in Devon.

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

Sources (3)

  • Grace D Kirby in household of Abraham E Kirby, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Grace Kirby in household of Osbourn Kirby, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Grace Kirby in household of Osbourn E Kirby, "United States Census, 1940"

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