Alexander Graybiel

28 December 1847–13 May 1919 (Age 71)
Wilmot, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Alexander

When Alexander Graybiel was born on 28 December 1847, in Wilmot, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, his father, Jacob M Graybill, was 42 and his mother, Hannah Marie Morley, was 25. He married Jennette Mitchell on 27 February 1873, in Linn, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Frenchtown Township, Antelope, Nebraska, United States in 1885 and Blaine Township, Antelope, Nebraska, United States in 1900. He died on 13 May 1919, in Chico, Butte, California, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Chico Cemetery, Chico, Butte, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alexander Graybiel
Jennette Mitchell
Marriage: 27 February 1873
Hannah Graybill
John Mitchell Graybiel
James Alexander Graybiel
William Napier Graybiel

Spouse and Children


    Jennette Mitchell


27 February 1873
Linn, Iowa, United States


    Hannah Graybill


    John Mitchell Graybiel


    James Alexander Graybiel



Parents and Siblings

    Jacob M Graybill


    Hannah Marie Morley




    Reuben Graybill


    Hiram Graybill


    Savilla Graybill


    Cyrus M Graybill


    Jacob Graybill Jr.


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World Events (8)

1848 · The California Gold Rush

Age 1

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 

Age 16

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 19

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

Americanized spelling of the Swiss German habitational name Kräh(en)bühl, literally ‘crow hill’ ( see Krahenbuhl ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alexand Graybul, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Alex Graybil, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"
  • Alexander Graybiel, "United States Census, 1910"

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