Grace F Crowell

1861–1920 (Age 59)
New York, United States

The Life of Grace F

When Grace F Crowell was born about 1861, in New York, United States, her father, Andrew Murray Crowell, was 30 and her mother, Electa Jane, was 28. She lived in Rockford Township, Floyd, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Floyd, Iowa, United States in 1905. She died about 1920, in Rockford, Floyd, Iowa, United States, at the age of 59.

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Family Time Line

Andrew Murray Crowell
1831–1910
Electa Jane
1833–1901
Grace F Crowell
1861–1920
Mary Janette Crowell
1863–1930
Emma Crowell
1869–1939

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World Events (8)

1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 6

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

Age 6

A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 22

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from a place in Oxfordshire named Crowell, from Old English crāwe ‘crow’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Grace F Crowell, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Grace F Crowell in household of Andrew M Crowell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Grace Crowell in household of A M Crowell, "United States Census, 1870"

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