Grant Ginger

Fayette, Illinois, United States

The Life of Grant

When Grant Ginger was born in 1841, in Fayette, Illinois, United States, his father, William Ginger, was 32 and his mother, Mary Riley Moutrie, was 27.

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William Ginger
Mary Riley Moutrie
Sarah Jane Ginger
William H Ginger
David H. Ginger
Mary Malinda Ginger
George W Ginger
Grant Ginger
Susanna E. Ginger
Lavina J. Ginger
William R Ginger

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World Events (3)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 7

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 German: habitational name for someone from Gingen or Giengen in Württemberg.2 English: from Middle English gingivere, gyngure, gingere ‘ginger’, hence a metonymic occupational name for a dealer in spices, or possibly a nickname for someone with reddish hair or a fiery temperament.

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

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