William Gruber

28 December 1876–16 August 1951 (Age 74)
Commiskey, Montgomery Township, Jennings, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of William

When William Gruber was born on 28 December 1876, in Commiskey, Montgomery Township, Jennings, Indiana, United States, his father, Valentine Gruber, was 40 and his mother, Mary Shamback, was 34. He married Ethel M. Kysar on 24 October 1912, in Jennings, Indiana, United States. He lived in Marion Township, Jennings, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. He died on 16 August 1951, at the age of 74, and was buried in Commiskey, Montgomery Township, Jennings, Indiana, United States.

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William Gruber
Ethel M. Kysar
Marriage: 24 October 1912

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
Age 5
Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
Age 6
A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 20
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

1 German (Grüber) and Jewish (Ashkenazic): topographic name for someone who lived in a depression or hollow, from (respectively) Middle High German gruobe, German Grube ‘pit’, ‘hollow’ + the suffix -er denoting an inhabitant. As a Jewish name it can also be one of names randomly distributed by government officials.2 Jewish (eastern Ashkenazic): nickname from an inflected form of Yiddish dialect grub ‘rude, impolite’.

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

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Sources (6)

  • Wm E Gruber in household of Valentine Gruber, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William Gruber in household of Valentine Gruber, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Gruber, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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