Ellen Lorraine Grier

12 August 1926–8 September 1977 (Age 51)
, , Washington

The Life of Ellen Lorraine

When Ellen Lorraine Grier was born on 12 August 1926, her father, Julian E. Grier, was 31 and her mother, Irma D. Davenport, was 26. She lived in Wenatchee Election Precinct M, Chelan, Washington, United States in 1940. She died on 8 September 1977, in Wenatchee, Chelan, Washington, United States, at the age of 51.

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Julian E. Grier
Irma D. Davenport
Roy D. Grier
Ellen Lorraine Grier
Betty L. Grier

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 3

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1940 · Galloping Gertie

Age 14

Galloping Gertie is the reference used to describe the Tacoma Narrows Bridge. It opened on July 1, 1940 four months later it no longer existed. On November 7, 1940 the wind guests came up to 40 miles an hour causing the bridge to twist and vibrate violently before it collapsed into Puget Sound. The only victim of the bridge collapsing was a three-legged paralyzed dog named Tubby whose owner tried to rescue him from the car but he wouldn’t go with him.

Name Meaning

Scottish: from the personal name Grier, a common medieval Scottish vernacular form of Gregory .

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

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Sources (3)

  • E Lorraine Grier in household of Julian E Grier, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lorraine Burman in entry for Betty Lou Cox, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • FindaGrave.com

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